Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 22-5-2018: World Goth Day

22nd May, 2018.

Yep: it’s World Goth Day.

And quite what we’re supposed to do with it, I don’t know!

Apart from maybe black, listen to really miserable music … 

And possibly write a Teaser … !


At ANY rate, and in other fronts?

I think we’ve solved the technical issue that Old Peculiar regular, Olga, was having over the past couple of days.

Seems trying to connect from Tumblr?   Was causing issues.

For the moment?   I’ll try and keep it’s use down to a minimum.

Or, at least, NOT use it for the Teasers.



Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

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

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

Q1) 22nd May is World Goth Day.   In which year was it first marked: 2009, 2011 or 2013?
Q2) It launched after which radio station did an article about different musical sub cultures?
Q3) This year’s World Goth Day sees events held in which Russian city?
Q4) Which punk era female singer is seen is a Goth icon: and very influential on the Goth ‘look’?
Q5) Finally … ?   Gothic novels would be an influence on the Goth subculture.   The first novel among many in the genre was The Castle of Otranto: written by Horace whom?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 21st May, 1946, saw Louis Slotin fatally irradiated.   During experiments, where: Los Alamos, Windscale or Chernobyl?
A1) Los Alamos.   (After he checked on the appropriately named Demon Core)
Q2) Which paramilitary force declared war on the IRA: on 21st May, 1966?
A2) The UVF, or Ulster Volunteer Force.
Q3) Dialled phone calls were introduced to the UK: on 21st May, 1958.   These UK calls were the first you could make, without going through a what?
A3) An Operator.
Q4) As his state’s governor, John Malcolm Patterson declared Martial Law on 21st May, 1961: during race riots in his state.   Which state was that?
A4) Alabama.
Q5) Finally … the first non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic was completed on 21st May, 1927: when the pilot landed in Paris.   Who was that pilot?
Here’s a thought …
“I’m inspired by dreams and shadows, obsession and desire.   By nature, I’m a dream collector and never stop working.   I question people about their weirdest dreams and the strangest, most inexplicable experiences they’ve had.   All this information whirls around in my mind, and new dreams emerge that form the seeds of stories and novels.”
The extremely gothic writer, Storm Constantine.
And four songs: from Bauhaus, the Damned, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Lene Lovich‡ …

Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day.

*        Quite what happened, Olga, I don’t know.   I’m fairly certain I’ve done nothing different: or, at least, different to what I’d been doing for the few days before!   As far as I could see, I’d ticked all the right boxes.   It’s going to be one of life’s mysteries, for now.   At ANY rate … it’s World Goth Day, Olga: how do you feel about wearing a lot of black … ?

†        It was quite something, Debbi, wasn’t it?   We don’t usually get gospel choirs and African American pastors at royal gigs, so it WAS something.   Oh, did I mention it’s World Goth Day?   We’re allowed to wear black, and lots of nail varnish.   I hate nail varnish, I can never get it off!

‡        Lene was a screamer for Hammer, Bauhaus are still touring, there’s an argument that the Damn released the first punk single.   And?   Do you remember the famous incident where the Pistols sworn on TV?   That’s Siouxsie getting chatted up by the presenter^ … 

^        Apparently, the Pistols were called in as a replacement for the band that were supposed to be interviewed: Queen.   Apparently, Freddie had a throat infection.   The mild irony?   The I looked that clip up on YouTube?   It showed me an advert, first.   The trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody, the new Queen biopic.   A) I THINK the Pistols, and Siouxsie, owe Freddie a thank you.   B) Somewhere, there’s an irony …


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 2009
Q2) BBC Radio 6
Q3) Moscow
Q4) Siouxsie Sioux
Q5) Walpole
Oh, yes, there are some of those mysteries and many involve computers, it seems. With the data protection thing there are so many updates that one doesn't know from one minute to the next. Black is handy to wear but I don't wear all black (I like touches of colour). It seems that all feed into each other, really, as steam punk also has plenty of touches of goth...

Debbi said...

Hmm ... I'm not into nail varnish, but black suits me. :)

1. 2009
2. BBC Radio 6
3. Moscow
4. Siouxsie Sioux, nee Susan Janet Ballion
5. Walpole