The Roquefort Files

Travels to the pub and back

January 31st, 2005

28/01/05, Part II.

Iain and Andy from Proxy turned up to help us soundcheck in the afternoon and by 8 pm, we’d set up in a classic rhythm section vs. guitars formation. We played a final test song about 8.45 to the few hardcore Monkey enthusiasts who’d turned up early, and everything seemed to be going well. Until […]

January 30th, 2005

28/01/05, Part I.

So, we played a gig. It all started here, on the back of a Galaxy wrapper, in the King’s Bar in Bruntsfield. Filled with curry and the most expensive beer ever, we studiously ignore minor radio celebrity Grant Stott to hammer out the order of songs we could play already, songs we wanted to learn, […]

January 29th, 2005


Tiny Monkey play live for the first time. We rock! I’ll post a bigger entry later, and we’ll have some pics up on the website soon.

January 24th, 2005

TM might actually be turning into an honest-to-goo…

TM might actually be turning into an honest-to-goodness band. We arrived variously late, hungover and ill to Saturday’s 6-hour practice at the Brill Building/Core Studios and set up our kit. Dave, running enormously late and with an inflamed throat that meant he couldn’t sing, turned up as the rest of us battered through the first […]

January 16th, 2005

I’ve started looking for a flat.

I don’t think I’m in the right mindset yet, though – I went to see one on Thursday night and the first thing I noticed was a Weezer poster and the second thing was the guy’s Explorer leaning behind the couch. Still can’t decide whether it was a nice flat or not. Also, the sheer […]

January 9th, 2005

Grim and bear it.

I was on the phone to Ruth a few days back, waxing misanthropic and self-pitying, and Katie piped up in the background: “At least you’re not it south-east Asia!” Point taken. On the morbid tsunami theme, Sky News this morning had a report from Sri Lanka followed by a piece best summed-up by the phrase […]

January 2nd, 2005

Happy New Year, chaps.

My New Year? Spaced, series 2, episode 7. Meh.