Congratulations to Tony, the fastest contestant to score 24/24 in last week’s 1990s quiz.
This week, your challenge is distinguishing between progressive rock bands and… Dulux paint colours.
I like a lot of prog rock, especially the 1970s giants like Genesis and Yes, but I’m not totally up to speed on more recent bands. I scored 20/25.
A year ago, we came back from vacation to find new neighbours. They turned out to be awful – a bunch of meth addicts who’d party until dawn twice a week. Meth is nasty to have around the neighbourhood because it makes people aggressive and stay awake all night.
Their vocabulary seemingly consisted of three words, which started with C, F, and N. They also knew the word ugly, as they called me an ugly c*** over the fence. Their kids liked to murder any worms silly enough to venture away from our compost heap. Like sirens, they could sing beautifully – but there are only so many times I want to hear ‘Promiscuous’ at 2 am. Broken windows were a regular occurrence, and part of the window framing is broken from the time they tried to burgle their own house.
In a neighbouring suburb, a child was killed recently, and that household seems similarly dysfunctional. Lots of similarities – the volatility, the line of bottles on the windowsill, and being described as nightmares.
Thankfully, our neighbours moved out earlier this week. It’s life-changing – we’re no longer next door to a noisy time bomb, and I no longer spend my spare brainpower building a mythology around their mythical walrus sex slave.