Thursday, 3 July 2014

The Daily Teaser — 3-7-2014: In The Club

You know, times have been a touch tough, recently.

Cancelled benefit, a hernia, lord knows what else will be happening in the meantime.

It has to be said, though, there’s been a couple of upsides.

For starters?   The Fresh Start course I’m on, seems to be going well.

On top of that … ?  I owe a couple of rather generous readers a big ‘Thank You’: for hitting the Donate button you can find down the side of the (desktop) version of Nik Nak’s Old Peculiar


You’ve both helped me, financially.   And have both lifted my mood, and boosted my faith in human nature.

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with todays dead famous question set, shall we?   Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 3rd July saw the death of both Jim Morrison and Brian Jones.   Which of them died in 1971 … ?
Q2) Which of them was a former member of the Rolling Stones, at the time of his death … ?
Q3) Jones and Morrison are both considered members of an exclusive club: of musicians who died at the same age.   Which age: 18, 27 or 36?
Q4) Jim Morrison was — famously — a member of The Doors.  What was  The Doors’ biggest UK hit … ?
Q5) Brian Jones’ old band are still playing, with only three remaining, original members.   Name any of those members … ?
Q6) Kurt Cobain is considered a member of that club: which band was he the singer, songwriter and guitarist for?
Q7) Which noted US bluesman — and early member of the Club — was said to have sold his soul to the Devil … ?
Q8) Which Afro-American member of the club famously fronted his ‘Experience’ … ?
Q9) One of the oldest members of the club was a female Jazz singer who died  in her London home, on 23rd July, 2011.   Who was she … ?
Q10) Which female member of the club died of a suspected heroin overdose in October, 1970 … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd July, 1613, saw the first English military expedition to Arcadia, in what’s now the USA.   Arcadia was a North American colony of which European country: France, Germany or Belgium … ?
A1) France.
Q2) 2nd July saw Marconi receive the patent for a radio transmitter: in London.   In which year of the 1890s?
A2) 1897.
Q3) 2nd June, 1900, saw the first flight of what kind of aircraft: a balloon, a biplane or a Zeppelin?
A3) A Zeppelin.
Q4) 2nd June, 1950, saw the Golden Pavilion at Kinkaku-ji burnt down.   Was the Pavilion a Buddhist temple, Shinto shrine or Sikh Gurdwara?
Q5) Finally … 2nd July, 1992, the IRA admit to killing three men, found overnight at three different roadsides.   For being what … ?
A5) Informers.
I’ll leave you with this song, all about some of the musicians today’s set’s mentioned … 

And with these thoughts …
“I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star.   Everyone stops, points up and gasps ‘Oh look at that!’   Then — whoosh, and I’m gone... and they’ll never see anything like it ever again… and they won’t be able to forget me — ever.”
Jim Morrison.
“Brian was fantastic, he had everything going for him, but he was just too complicated.”
Anita Pallenberg, speaking of Brian Jones.
Have a good day.

*        Thanks, Debbi, you’re awesome!   And have managed to lift my spirits for the day.   (I don’t think the hernia’s quite as serious as dystonia, for which I’m thankful: I know how deeply the latter’s affected you.   Basically, a length of my gut’s popped out of place.   As far as I can tell, I’m going to need some — thankfully — minor surgery to put it back in place.   Oh, and staple it there.  I’ll have bionic intestines.   Hopefully, I won’t end up looking like this chap … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I certainly hope you don't end up like that! :)

I'm sure it will all go well.

1. Jim Morrison
2. Brian Jones
3. 27
4. Light My Fire
5. Mick Jagger
6. Nirvana
7. Robert Johnson
8. Jimi Hendrix
9. Amy Winehouse
10. Janis Joplin