The Roquefort Files

Travels to the pub and back

September 10th, 2011

King Creosote

The ‘Fynn is coalescing. Whether or not we’ll pick up our instruments any time soon is debatable (no sense in killing the goose that laid the golden eggs by releasing new material while the royalties from Calling it a Day are still literally dribbling in. Speaking of which, have you bought the album yet?) but […]

December 16th, 2008

Of late

Despite a few weeks of rapid-fire social engagements providing plenty of grist for the mill, I seem to be suffering from writer’s block. I could tell you at length how to scribe skirting board or build a bath panel from scratch, but throwing down a few hundred words to describe anything other than DIY is […]

September 15th, 2008

Gighausted

Last weekend the band played at Waxy’s wedding up in Callander. We were well oiled (not literally) from sundry other gigs[*, **] and rehearsals, but had only a single practice to ensure that we didn’t get a frosty reception at the reception. Unfortunately, that crucial, last-chance-to-buy rehearsal limped home inconclusively under the weight of fatigue […]

August 14th, 2008

Sweaty

Coba Fynn have really been putting the hammer down of late. We supported The Blims and El Condor Pasa the other week at Barfly at fairly short notice. Doug and I attempted to dash with haste from Edinburgh to Glasgow and were thwarted at square one by the ongoing tram works. I received a helpful […]

February 15th, 2008

Party like it’s 1999

Last week kicked off with the annual Coba Fynn & Friends (post) Christmas Night Out at the Celtic Connections Festival Club. We assembled at Khublai Khan’s to gird our loins before heading along to the Central Hotel. This high concept, medium execution restaurant has always puzzled me a little. Call me a sceptic, but I’m […]

January 14th, 2008

Old time blues

Coba Fynn played Barfly again the other week, trying out a couple of new songs on a mostly unfamiliar audience (most of whom had been bussed in from Dunfermline to follow their leaders, Nine Circles and Val Verde) and with a secret weapon up our collective sleeves. Now you may remember we play the Liquid […]

November 6th, 2007

Ash to Ash

Three quarters of Coba Fynn made the pilgrimage to the Barrowlands last Sunday to see, and schmooze, with Ash-the-band. Charlie is an old friend of Tim Wheeler, and so we were lucky enough to have backstage passes awaiting us at the door. A few hours earlier (and, falling victim to the ridiculous British Summer Time, […]

August 24th, 2007

Light at the end of the tunnel

What a week…shit has been going down, yo. Finally though, things seem to be clawing their way back to normality. Ash’s student visa has been granted, so having bought a flat in Glasgow we now have the privilege of being allowed to live in it for a while; various intrigues and skullduggery surrounding my job […]

April 17th, 2007

Prescient?

So we played two gigs at the weekend: on Friday we opened at Fury Murry’s and on Sunday at the Universal. Friday was the 7th anniversary of the ‘Fynn’s first ever gig, and although we weren’t playing in the same place as we had done back in 2000, Coba Fynn had a long and illustrious […]

December 11th, 2006

A musical interlude:

Tuesday’s gig went really well! We independently got to Glasgow and set up our gear in the Liquid Ship, then retired to Gambrino’s Pizzeria for some food. After all, man cannot rock on lunch alone. We threw the grub down our throats with nervous energy, talked ourselves up over a calming beer and headed back […]