Sunday, 1 May 2016

The Daily Teaser — 1-5-2016

There are times … 

There ARE times … when Sunday morning’s lovely.

It’s nice and mellow.

On the OTHER hand … ?

There’s time when Sunday morning comes after Saturday night.

When I finished at half-past midnight.

Frankly … ?

I didn’t get much sleep … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring nine and a half out of ten in the process.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 1st May marks the traditional May Day holiday.   In parts of The UK, celebrations will involve crowning a May … what?
Q2) It’s also traditional to dance around a Maypole on May Day.   The pole is said to be a phallic symbol by some.   By others, it’s said to symbolize a sacred … what?
Q3) Where would you be if you were celebrating Vappu, on May Day?
Q4) May Day, 1840, saw the initial release of Britain’s Penny Black stamp: one of the first modern postage stamps.   Which monarch’s head was featured on it?
Q5) May Day, 2011, saw President Obama Announce that whom had been killed by US special Forces?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th April is International Jazz Day: as sponsored by UNESCO.   The genre is said to have its origins in which US city: Chicago, Saint Louis or New Orleans?
A1) New Orleans.
Q2) Many of its early performers worked in that city’s red light area, around Basin Street.   The district was informally known as what?
A2) Storyville.   (There’s also a series of documentary series called Storyville.   I’ve always wondered about the BBC … )
Q3) The day is organised by UNESCO, and the Thelonius Monk Institute.   Thelonius, himself, played what: trumpet, piano or double bass?
A3) Piano.
Q4) Which colour of music is said to be an influence on early Jazz?
A4) The blues.
Q5) What’s another musical influence on the genre: showtime, rag time or double time?
A5) Ragtime.
Q6) Cornettist, Buddy Bolden, is said to have introduced what: swing, syncopation or the blue note?
Q7) Cab Calloway, Jimmy Durante and Duke Ellington all played at a famous prohibition-era, Jazz club: on 142nd Street, Harlem, New York.   WHICH club?
A7) The Cotton Club.
Q8) Jazzman, Charlie Christian, played for the Benny Goodman Sextet.   Which instrument did Charlie play?
A8) The guitar.
Q9) Christian, and other jazz players, were famously good at what: improvisation, harmonization or pasteurization?
Q10) Finally … Miles Ahead was released late in 2015.   It’s a film biopic about which Jazz legend?
A10) Miles Davis.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Believe me, nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.”
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        Hang on, Debbi, Bob Woodward?   The Bob Woodward?   All The President’s Men, Bob Woodward?   I’m mildly impressed … !   (Oh, the half point’s for the question about the colour of music.   I was looking for Blues, the genre: rather than the blue note/flattened fifth …)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

And here I almost wrote that -- argh! :)

Yes, THE Bob Woodward. You'll have to read tomorrow's blog post about the whole thing. Mind-blowing, yes? :)

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