Sunday, 25 March 2018

Saturday Snapshots #25 - The Answers

Here we go with this week's answers...

I think we can safely say that The Swede is this week's winner!

10. Lost your afterlife? Ask Syd's heartbreakers.

Syd Barrett recorded a song called Gigolo Aunt, which Urban Dictionary defines as "A Girl who is usually very cute and pretty that seduces men makes them madly fall in love with her using her specific ways".

The Gigolo Aunts - Where I Find My Heaven 

The Swede #1.

9. Irish operas make for rubbish poetry.

Gilbert & Sullivan becomes...

Gilbert O'Sullivan - Nothing Rhymed

One of the saddest song ever written.

The Swede #2.

8. What you need when you're ill in Niagara.

TLC - Waterfalls


7. Toothpaste flavoured Irn Bru.

Spearmint - Scottish Pop

Martin and a holidaying Charity Chic.

6. Chicks sing on the white lines.

Where's your mama gone?

Middle Of The Road - Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep

Forgotten how good this was. I just ordered a copy of their Best Of.

Alyson got this - of course!

5. Skinny Spaniards play it safe.

Delgado means skinny in Spanish.

The Delgados - No Danger

Another one for Martin.

4. Buddies waiting for the Number 73.

The Hollies - Bus Stop

The Swede #3.

3. Fashionable jigsaws.

The Stylistics - Let's Put It All Together

George & Lynchie - nice try from Rigid Digit.

2. Bicycle thieves get chased by a neighbour.

BMX Bandits - Kylie's Got A Crush On Us

The Swede #4.

1. Russian dolls in the topiary.

Chris got the Early Bird glory this week...

Be still, my pre-teen heart... never did so many young men dream of being a double bass...

Thanks for playing. More next week.


  1. Thanks again for the quiz - and thank you for making me grin at the line "never did so many young men dream of being a double bass..."

  2. I was hoping for a clarification of "Russian dolls in the topiary", care to explain?
    Adding Gilbert O'Sullivan to my list based on Nothing Rhymed

  3. Those Russian dolls that go inside one another are babushkas (or matryoyskas). Topiary is bushes cut into fancy shapes.


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