The Roquefort Files

Travels to the pub and back

February 23rd, 2007

Domestic bliss:

Chez Roquefort has now been humming along nicely for a couple of weeks (for me; Ash was here during my week in Richmond) and I feel like we’ve properly moved in. To wit: We gots the internet! I’ve excised the shambling Cthulhu-esque beast that is BT from RFHQ’s communication infrastructure and took great pleasure in […]

February 12th, 2007

Step back in time with me

to the last ever Tiny Monkey practice, and watch as we plough messily but enthusiastically through I Predict a Riot. It’s actually quite poignant for me, because Mart is leaving our shared workplace for a new job in Glasgow in a couple of weeks’ time. Good luck, Mart! I predict that we shall rock again.

May 29th, 2006

In a strange twist of fate,

the timely winding up of one band has led me to suddenly be involved in three separate projects, thus removing at a stroke any and all free time I might have enjoyed as a result. This does not in itself displease me; quite the opposite, in fact, but has nevertheless turned me into a permanently […]

April 24th, 2006


“It’s curtains for the Monkey Ladies and gentlemen, after two years, three gigs and more line-up changes than both put together, Tiny Monkey has decided to call it quits. It’s been a lot of fun, but marshalling a five-piece band both in terms of logistics and musical direction* has taken its toll and it’s time […]

February 6th, 2006

I am utterly devoid

of writing juice. I’m juiced out; wrung like a dessicated lemon skin or hollow kiwi husk. I think that second sentence bears the first one out rather convincingly, n’est-ce pas? However, I am nothing if not bloody-mindedly persistent, and so I’ll press on into the wilds of writer’s blo(g)ck. You lucky things. I seem to […]