Thursday, 30 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 30-3-2017: Give God A Solo!

My job has it’s ups and downs, it really does.

It’s a temp job: and the hours vary.

This week?   I’ve two days off: despite my best efforts.

Granted, there’s a downside: less pay for the week.   Although the help I get from Universal Credit helps.

The upside to more time off?

Is I get to get some house work done.

Get seem videos done … 

And, hopefully?

Catch some TV … or possibly a movie.

I DO know I caught the last two episodes of season one of Stranger Things, last night.

I know I was impressed.


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Mr Strict* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.   The day ALSO saw Olga‡ popping in to saw hello: and heading back from Wales.

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

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

Q1) 30th March, 1945, saw the birth of singer/songwriter, and guitar god, Eric Clapton.   In which English county: Essex, Sussex or Surrey?
Q2) What was the name of the first band Clapton joined: The Yardbirds, the Caged Hens or the Jimi Hendrix Experience?
Q3) Clapton left that first band to join a noted blues band.   Which blues band: the Rolling Stones, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers or the Band?
Q4) He left his first band, after they had their first hit.   What was it: Pictures of Lily, For Your Love or Crossroads?
Q5) When he left his first band, Clapton was replaced by whom: Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck or Keith Richards?
Q6) Eric earned the nickname, ‘God,’ after a fan spray-painted the phrase ‘Clapton is God,’ outside which London station: Islington, Tottenham Court Road or Elephant and Castle?
Q7) Clapton went on to join Cream.   Name either of the other two members.
Q8) One of Clapton’s best known songs — Layla — was recorded with Derek and the Dominoes.   The song all about Clapton’s love affair with Patti Boyd: the wife of which Beatle?
Q9) Clapton’s most colourful guitar is called The Fool: and known for its psychedelic paint job.   It’s what model of guitar: a Fender Stratocaster, a Gibson SG or a Martin Dreadnought?
Q10) Finally … Clapton has repeatedly said one blues musician has been his biggest influence.   Which blues musician: BB King, Hubert Sumlin or Robert Johnson?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) The process that start’s Britain’s leaving the EU will be triggered: on 29th March, 2017.   Leaving is known as which ‘B’?
A1) Brexit.
Q2) The process will start when the Prime Minister sends the formal letter.   Who is the current PM?
A2) Theresa May.
Q3) That letter will be sent to the other members of the EU.   How many members: 25, 26 or 27?
A3) 27.
Q4) The process of leaving is under an article of the Treaty of Lisbon.   Which article?
Q5) Finally … how long are the leaving negotiations due to take?
A5) Two years.
I’ll leave you with a thought …
“The only planning I do is about a minute before I play. I desperately try to think of something that will be effective, but I never sit down and work it out note for note.”
Eric Clapton.
And a tune … !

Have a good day!

*        Morning, Mr S … !

†        It seemed appropriate, Debbi: to be honest, Leaving was a last minute addition!   Actually?   My sisters and I grew up on Grandma’s Feather Bed: that ‘soft as a downy chick,’ line always grabbed me.   At least … it did when I eight!

‡        Actually, Olga, today’s got a bit of a musical theme: in case you wanted to pinch it, for the show.   I have to admit, the first time I saw I, Claudius?   It took me a dog’s age to recognise Brian Blessed: he’d shaved the beard off.   Sounds like your cousin’s going to be seriously missed … 


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Surrey
Q2) The Yardbirds
Q3) John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers
Q4) For Your Love
Q5) Jeff Beck
Q6) Islington
Q7) Ginger Braker and Jack Bruce
Q8) George Harrison
Q9) Gibson SG
Q10) Robert Johnson
I think I replied to the weekly ones instead but must rush to the radio. Bye!

Debbi said...

I'm taking a webinar in TV series writing right now. The instructor gave a great overview of The Prisoner and why it worked so much better than that horrible remake!

1. Surrey
2. The Yardbirds
3. John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
4. For Your Love
5. Jeff Beck
6. Islington
7. Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce
8. George Harrison
9. a Gibson SG
10. BB King