Friday, 9 October 2015

The Daily Teaser — 9-10-2015: The Music Of The Night … 

Wouldn’t you know it … ?

The OTHER cable turned up … !

You’ve possibly worked out I’m not exactly Mr Patient: and have a bad habit of ordering extra bits and bobs if whatever I’ve ordered from Amazon doesn’t turn up in good time.

I recently ordered a monitor: along with two lots of DVI cables, as the first didn’t turn up as promptly as I’d like.

Well, the second has turned up: yesterday, in fact.

Oy veh … !

One of these days, I swear, I’m going to learn … !

If NOTHING else, to keep an eyeball open on whether a vendor is Amazon, itself, or a third party seller.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring nine out of ten, in the process.

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

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

Q1) 9th October, 1986, saw the debut of musical, The Phantom of the Opera.   Who wrote the music for the piece?
Q2) Who wrote the book for the musical?   (The script and plot of the musical, in other words: rather than the original novel.)
Q3) Who wrote the book the musical is based on?   (The novel, I should say: rather than the script of the musical.)
Q4) Who originally played the Phantom, in the musical?
Q5) The main female character is Christine.   Who played her, in the original cast: Julia Covington, Sarah Brightman or Bonnie Langford?
Q6) The first act of the musical ends with what falling from the ceiling?
Q7) A song from the musical, called The Phantom of the Opera, was released as a single in 1986.   Who sang the part of the Phantom on this version?
Q8) The musical was turned into a film: and released in 2004.   Who played the Phantom in this version?
Q9) Steve Barton, Byron Nease and Tim Martin Gleason have all played which character in the musical?
Q10) Finally … the show had a sequel released, at the Adelphi theatre: in 2010.   What’s the sequel called?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th October saw Arnold Schwarzenegger elected to which Californian political post?
A1) Govenor.
Q2) In which year of the 21st century?
A2) 2003.
Q3) Which US political party did Arnie represent?
A3) The Republican.
Q4) Who was Arnie’s predecessor in the office: Gray Davis, Wade Davis or Spencer Davis?
A4) Gray Davis.
Q5) Arnie has since stood down from his post.   Who’s the current holder: Jerry Brown, Jerry Maguire or Jerry Falwell?
A5) Jerry Brown.
Q6) Mr Davis, Jerry and Arnie, would’ve worked out of California’s capital city.   What is that capital: Sacramento, San Francisco or Saratoga?
A6) Sacramento.
Q7) As a movie star, Arnie worked in Hollywood, a suburb of California’s largest city.   What is that city?
A7) Los Angeles.
Q8) Many US technology companies — including Apple, Netflix, Facebook and Google — are based in which Californian valley?
A8) The Santa Clara Valley: better known as Silicon Valley.
Q9) California has the largest population of what kind of prisoners in the US: sex offenders, condemned prisoners or convicted embezzlers?
A9) Condemned prisoners.   (The population concerned are in San Quentin State Prison.)
Q10) Finally … name any one of the US states that border California.
A10) Oregon, Nevada and Arizona.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Close your eyes and let music set you free.”The Phantom, in The Phantom of the Opera.
And this tune: be warned, it gets a bit shrieky† … !

Enjoy your day … !

*        OK: let me know, when, Debbi!   (And enjoy the trip … !)

†        But not as shrieky as Yoko Ono’s, Don’t Worry, Kyoko, Mummy’s Only Looking for Her Hand In The Snow

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