Monday, 12 May 2014

The Daily Teaser — 12-5-2014: Ian Dury …

Hmmm … 

You know, that’s … possibly … quite strange.

You remember, a couple of days ago, I said about the problems I had, using YouTube, in Safari?

Basically, I could upload, via Safari version 5, but not use any of a given page’s buttons.   On top of that, the Comments section of the page was refusing to load, properly: preventing me accessing Share section of a given page.

Well … 

The last time I checked with Safari … YouTube had got the buttons to work.

That’s good.

They’ve got HALF the problems solved … 

Now, I want to ask Google and YouTube — along with everyone on the Forum threads I’ve seen — what on EARTH is going on: and when this problem will be fixed.

One or two suggestions — that seem to come from Google/YouTube staffers — that users upgrade to Mavericks, have gone down like lead balloons.

Including with me.

Get a move on, Google.   My aging G4 can handle YouTube: seemingly, your hard-working engineers are preventing my newer Mini from doing the same!

Moving on … 

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers, and bagging seven out of seven.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Dury themed questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 12th May, 1942, saw the birth of singer/song-writer, actor and artist, Ian Dury.   With which band did he come to national prominence … ?
Q2) What was the name of the band he formed in the very early 1970s … ?
Q3) More to the point, what was the name of his first band’s first album … ?
Q4) Which Ian Dury album is usually said to be the first by he and his second band: despite their not being credited on it … ?
Q5) What was the name of Dury — and company’s — first UK Top Ten single … ?
Q6) One Ian Dury song — The Busman’s Prayer — includes the line “For Thine is the Kingston, the Purley and the Crawley, 
For Esher and Esher.
   Crouch End.”   What is The Busman’s Prayer a parody version of?
Q7) What was the last album Ian Dury released during his lifetime … ?
Q8) Dury famously turned down the chance to write the lyrics for which Andrew Lloyd Webber musical … ?
Q9) Barney Bubbles designed the cover for Dury album, Do It, Yourself.   The cover famously consisted of different types of what … ?
Q10) Finally … what was Ian Dury and company’s one UK Number 1 … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th May, 2010, saw David Cameron named as the UK’s Prime Minister: after protracted coalition negotiations between the Conservatives, and which other party … ?
Q2) The negotiations came about, as the UK’s 2010 elections resulted in what kind of parliament … ?
A2) A hung parliament: which in which no one party has overall control.
Q3) The last time the UK saw such a parliament was in which year of the 1970s?
A3) 1974.
Q4) The UK’s last coalition government was during the 1940s: during which war … ?
Q5) Who led that latter coalition?
Q6) Currently, David Cameron is the UK’s Prime Minister.   Who’s is the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister … ?
Q7) Finally … What’s the Scottish — or Welsh — equivalent to the Prime Minister … ?
A7) First Minister.   (There’s also one in Northern Ireland: where the Deputy First Minister carries almost as much authority.)
I’ll leave you with this thought from the man, himself …
“If somebody's looking at me with rapture all over their face I want to throw a bucket of water over them.”
Ian Dury, 12 May 1942 – 27 March 2000.
Oh … Someone want’s to introduce themselves … 

Here’s a lifestyle suggestion … 

And here’s Dury’s one banned song† … 

Enjoy the day … 

*        It’s a blast, some years, Debbi‡!

†        Dury wrote Spasticus Autisticus — in part — to highlight the position of the disabled.   And in part, because he found the UN’s Year Of The Disabled rather patronising.   The BBC banned it — or, at least, refused to play it — at the request of the charity that’s now called Scope, as both felt it was taking the mickey out of the disabled.   With NEITHER realising Dury that been physically handicapped by Poliomyelitis as a child: way I’ve understood some of the interviews he gave on the subject … was that he wasn’t happy … 

‡        Oh, Debbi, did I ever tell you Dury wasn’t best fond of Johnny Rotten … ?   He thought Rotten had nicked his act … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Here I thought imitation was the most sincere form of compliment. :)

1. The Blockheads
2. Kilburn and the High Roads
3. Handsome
4. Loving Awareness
5. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
6. the Lord's Prayer
7. Mr. Love Pants
8. Cats
9. wallpaper
10. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick