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Wednesday, July 11, 2001

Juggy Jones Shakes His Tail Feather...
Pop Quiz team member supreme Darren was doing the Pop Quiz last night. And a grand quiz it was too. Only Shaun and I were there as the International Jetsetters' plane had been delayed and Danny, the rather sexy ginger-haired-possible-co-opted-member, fled just before we started, claiming he had to meet his boyfriend. Chicken.

The quiz was all Soul, Motown, Tamla & Northern Soul. Our hopes weren’t high. We didn’t do very well. Only fifteen out of twenty-three. In fact afterwards Wendy kept finding people who had done better and presenting their scores to us. I think she was trying to make a point. Maybe we had made too much of a show having won twice in the last three weeks. We were suitably humbled.

Round one was covers. We needed to supply the original artist plus the covering artist. We got all but one artist right. So let’s do a little quiz. I give you the song and you supply me with the two answers, original artist and someone who’s covered it.
- ‘Don’t leave me this way’
- ‘Wherever I lay my hat (that’s my home)’
- ‘I second that emotion’
- ‘I can’t dance to that music they’re playing’
- ‘It’s a shame’
- ‘Love hangover’

The next round was Marvin Gaye duets. We got Kim Weston with ‘It takes two’ and Diana Ross with ‘You are everything’ but not Tammi Terrell with ‘Ain’t no mountain high enough’. Then there was a question with six Diana Ross and the Supremes’ intros. We got ‘Where did our love go’, ‘Baby love’ ‘You can’t hurry love’ and ‘You keep me hangin’ on’ but failed to spot ‘Love child’ or ‘Come see about me’. Next we had to name the three artists performing ‘I heard it through the grapevine’. We got Mr Gaye but failed to spot either Gladys Knight & her Pips or Smokie Robinson & his Miracles. The odd one out round was easy. Of the three songs one was sung by Michael Jackson was a solo artist, the others were by The Jackson 5. Bonus point was to name all five members of the Jackson 5. Any ideas? We got all but one right.

We then went to pieces a bit. In the next four questions we only picked up one point. Isley Brothers – ‘This old heart of mine’, Stevie Wonder – Uptight, The Four Tops – ‘I can’t help myself’, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Heatwave were all played. You needed the song, the artist and the extra part of the song title that was in brackets. Can you get them? Not easy. Wendy gave a bonus point for the extra bracketed bits of the tiles.

The penultimate round was What Happens Next? We had the opening bars to Martha Reeves & The Vandellas’ ‘Dancing in the street’. We needed the first twenty-five words. We walked it. Can you get it too?

The final round was to say whether a song played was on the Motown record label or not. We had Diana Ross singing ‘When you tell me that you love me’, Charlene singing ‘I’ve never been to me’ and Syreeta singing ‘Your kiss is sweet’. We got all three right. Have a go.

The winners choose a bottle of bubbly missing out on the grand total of eleven squids.

Shaun dashed off to meet a man but Darren and I stayed for an after hours drink. Games were suggested but I was feeling a bit tired so we disappeared about 1-ish.

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