I'd written the music, but was struggling to come up with something to write about lyric-wise. Andrew Nicholls, marvellous guitarist and singer with Earthtide, suggested "how about a song which cryptically extols the virtues of channel four at 3.30pm every weekday......."
Well of course everybody knows what's on at 3.30 on weekdays on Channel Four - Countdown. Great show. Horrendously addictive. And that got me reminiscing about sitting with my gran, watching possibly my favourite ever quiz show, Fifteen to One - it was on just after Countdown (or was it just before?) and featured William G Stewart asking question after question after question to fifteen contestants. No messing about; no 'hilarious' anecdotes about family holidays; no Brucie Bonuses and definitely no Michael Barrymore.
|Horrible man, horrible man,|
horrible horrible horrible man.
So anyway, here it is: a song vaguely about quiz shows. There's also a reference to The Crystal Maze in there. Happy days.
One more song and I'm into single figures.