The Roquefort Files

Travels to the pub and back

March 22nd, 2009

It’s Business Time

I was in Vancouver last week for a load of partying meetings for work, along with a motley crew of my colleagues. Among them was the spindly giant Tony, towering morosely over the rest of us at something like six feet five inches. Our company operates a rather fatalistic Lynyrd Skynyrd/Manchester Utd. travel policy forbidding […]

March 12th, 2009


The day after the gig we congregated around Charlie’s kitchen table to pig out on pig-derived breakfast products, drink coffee and generally behave like respectable, if hungover, adults. Charlie & Penny’s daughter Annabel is reaching that ‘recognition’ phase where she’ll lock baby-blue eyes with you, look deep into your soul and smile or cry as […]

March 2nd, 2009

We Like to Rock the Party

Coba Fynn took to the stage of Ivory Black’s at 11 pm last Friday, the penultimate band of no less than eight, and the first not to attempt a Biffy Clyro impersonation. We were older than perhaps 95% of the audience, and, being of an age to legally buy alcohol and having had five hours […]