The Roquefort Files

Travels to the pub and back

April 29th, 2005

T minus 6 hours:

just as I’m getting ready to leave work and help Doug move all the gear into the Subway, I get a phone call from him. “Hey man. There’s a bit of a problem. I’ve locked my keys inside my car.”“What’s in your car?”“Uh, my drums.”“Fuck.”“‘Fuck’ is right.” So two hours before we’re due to soundcheck, […]

April 26th, 2005

On Wednesday night,

I went up to the Outhouse with Jez for a pint. A pint became four pints and before I knew it, it was 1 am and Jez was trying to spray the barmaid with androgynous Ted Baker ‘scent’. A relatively quiet night – at least he didn’t break into the monkey impersonation. This has, in […]

April 18th, 2005

I found what looked like an excellent flat

in the ESPC on Sunday afternoon, so I wandered round to have a look. It was in the same building as another I’d seen on Thursday, only a little bigger and almost certainly a lot cheaper. As I was waiting for the owner to answer the buzzer, a guy came up to the door with […]

April 15th, 2005

"Two words:

road trip.” The Roquefort Files go global – again – this June. Josh, DaveM and I are embarking on a 3000 mile, trans-America drive from Charlotte, North Carolina to Los Angeles. Along the way, we’ll hit New Orleans, Houston (all right), San Antonio, El Paso, Phoenix and finally Las Vegas. Either that, or one of […]

April 11th, 2005

I really have nothing to write

about the weekend. Friday was modestly entertaining: I had a couple of pints with Dave after work and we blethered about a possible road trip across the US in June (of which much more later if it actually comes off!), then went with the usual suspects to meet Jez and Poppy, an old archaeology mate […]

April 8th, 2005

I just got a text message from Doug:

Ahoy. Please look up good stuff in Florence on the www and get back to us – as far as we can tell, it’s shit. & we’ve got no rough guide. Five minutes of web searching later, I turn up the cathedral, or Duomo, the Bargello museum (home to one of the best collections of […]

April 4th, 2005

It’s official:

Tiny Monkey and Proxy play the Subway Cowgate on the 28th of April. New material! New covers! New ROCK! \m/

April 3rd, 2005

Dear God.

Still at work, and it is 12:55 am. Last night around this time, I was deciding which beer to take next from the fridge. Grolsch? San Miguel? Choices, choices. Tonight I just did a web search for “template functor method pointer Microsoft C++”. Being a newsreader seems like an exciting career option at the moment.

I think this is a low point of my existence.

Two crushing hangovers in as many days, and today at three o’ clock, when I felt human again, I dragged myself to work. Looks like I’ll be here for a fucking age as well. Fortunately, the causes of my pain were two good nights out, so it’s (mostly) okay. On Friday, Dave and I went […]