Sunday, 22 January 2012

The Daily Teaser - 22-1-2012

Now, you’ve probably been following me long enough to know I’m a BIT of a fan of science-fiction: and the occasion bit of fantasy, as well.

Lord of the Rings is always a bit of a grabber, I know that much.

And I’ll admit, I’ve ALSO got the occasional bit of time for fan made stuff: some of which can be mind-bogglingly wonderful.

But what DOES get me, occasionally … ?

Is the simple fact that, occasionally, I’ll have a tune bounce around my head, when I get up, and the one lurking in my head, this morning … ?

Was a fan-made, Lord of the Rings one.

Here …

Let’s go to Isengard, shall we … ?


Let’s move on, shall we … ?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with bagging 6 out of 6 — trumping my research by pointing out the exact cause of George Orwell’s death — also telling us about her college years*.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video

Q1) 22nd January, 1984, saw the airing of Apple’s famed 1984 advert, during that year’s Superbowl: who directed that ad … ?

Q2) More to the point, the female hammer thrower in that ad — Anya Major — also appeared in the video for which Elton John single … ?

Q3) 22nd January, 1924, saw who become the first Labour Prime Minister of Britain … ?

Q4) 22nd January, 1990, saw President Mikhail Gorbachev explain why Red Army troops were heading where … ?

Q5) 22nd January, 1944, saw British and Commonwealth troops liberate which North African city … ?

Q6) And finally … 22nd January, 2006, saw who inaugurated as President of Bolivia?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st January saw the death of writer, George Orwell: what was his real name … ?
A1) Eric Arthur Blair.

Q2) More to the point, what did he die from … ?
A2) Tuberculosisº.

Q3) Moving on: 21st January, 1981, saw which car go into production in Northern Ireland … ?
A3) The DeLorean DMC-12: yeah … THAT DeLorean … !

Q4) 21st January, 1976, saw the first commercial flight of Concorde: name either of the nations involved in build and designing Concorde.
A4) The UK and France.

Q5) 21st January, 1971, saw the first broadcast from the Emley Moor broadcasting tower: in which English county IS Emley Moor?
A5) West Yorkshire.

Q6) And finally … 21st January, 2008, saw stock markets fall in many parts of the world: is this known as Black Monday, Blue Monday, or Grey Monday … ?
A6) Black Monday.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with a FINAL question from Captain Jack and the gang …

* Now THERE’S a thing … ! I’m thinking he, and you, may have come across some of the studio based Mac those studios must have usedª. (I know it’s common with some of the studios over here to have one or two of the Mac Pro towers: expensive, but recording artists seem to like them, I’m told. Yeah … You didn’t see THAT coming … !)

ª Did I ever tell you I used to work at a local pub that ALSO had live music … ? I got to see Ian Dury’s old bassist, Norman Watt-Roy, when he was playing for Wilko Johnson: AMAZING to watch him playing: seeing those fingers across the fret-board … ? Was like watching piano hammers … !

º I stand corrected: and have to confess, I LOVE this gig … !


Debbi said...

When Bill did the studio classes, it was in the mid-70s. Wa-a-a-y back in the day. I was just a kid. That hasn't changed, actually. :)

1. Ridley Scott
2. Nikita
3. Ramsay MacDonald
4. Baku
5. Addis Ababa
6. Evo Morales

Nik Nak said...

Blimey, the analogue days, eh … ?

And I know what you mean: mentally, I’m a teenager that’s wondering what’s happened … !