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I won't go if its simpson themed. I fucking hate the simpsons.
Also, don't rally want to people off with teh theme. Given the date it seemed like a good steer, but people shouldn't feel put off or feel their act has to be Burns, or even Scottish related. It's more of an excuse for me to wear my kilt really, and maybe sing some annie lennox or belle and sebastian :D
Shrove Tuesday in March this year, so dunno about february.
Eggstravaganza in April?
However, I would be willing to throw a few haggises in a pot for the sake of spreading OFFAL LOVE. And I do make a pretty awesome whisky cream sauce :D
I know the Xmas one was a one-off for food.
I do think everyone should bring an egg to give to someone at easter though. That would be cracking.
Maybe you could charge for the haggis?
I wouldn't charge, because then it has health and saefty implications for the landlord. If I kill everyone with a freebie, that's ok, however :D
(I have not to my knowledge ever killed anybody with my cooking.)
Have a runner fetch 'the goods'
It will be like the wire, but with Haggis instead of Heroin.
Don't want to see your piper.
I was actually thinking this morning, "When's the next open mic? Shouldn't there be a thread by now?" We are so in sync.
So this is on Thursday, and Zonino is Saturday. Might take Friday off work if I can.
but having thought about it, I think I might get more recovery value time if I take the following monday instead. Otherwise the Thursday night will turn into a lock-in somewhere and Friday will be a wipeout or a continutaion of the bender, meaning that by Saturday I am ready for bed and will probably have tonsillitis. Decisions!
You know that if you want to go but haven't been paid you can always get the money from the same place as last time. (Or swallow your pride and let Meowington buy you a drink again!)
That google link is very, very vague.
This one should be more accurate http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=e1+6lp&sll=51.468125,-0.087891&sspn=0.295571,0.614548&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=London+E1+6LP,+United+Kingdom&ll=51.516194,-0.072248&spn=0.009561,0.019205&z=16
We've really made some progress today.
I am a bad person.
I might *might* be early
I'm meeting a friend for drinks nearby so won't be too late.
... I am possibly running late. CURSES. Will hope to be there 9 latest, aiming for 8ish. (Later if I need to help xylo with the food prep)
Dear lord I am curious now. I will be there and I will be in my usual spot. So excited!
Its alright...but if you're making/bringing some, I'll bin mine!
You can't bin shortbread!
They're not my finest work. I'm only really good at carrot cake so maybe i'll make that one day OR those nigella squares....ohhhh
I want them again so maybe I'll make them for the next one.
I ran out of time to make anything! And I couldn't source tablet anywhere. I have slices of haggis and stornoway black pudding, which I am going to heat up and serve- might grab some baps and HP sauce on the way home form work too, whihc make it less fiddly to eat.
If there is A MIRACLE and I make it home from work by 7, then I will rustle up some tablet. Hot molten sugar -> Burns Night in more ways than one :D
But I am looking forward to these scottish treats you're talking about.
I thought it was one of those new computer things like a cheap ipad.
The texture is the same as kendal mint cake, but it is not minty. It is vanilla-ey and sugary and creamy.
(mine will not look like int the pic. Mine will resemble this- http://www.scotlands-enchanting-kingdom.com/images/Tablet.jpg)
I am ALWAYS late. So I'll probably just be on time tonight!
Running in just as someone is singing, causing us to all squeal like a bunch of girls and disrupt the audience as we clamber over chairs to hug hello.
Might be alone though, so someone had better talk to me. What time does it start?
We always seek out and say hello to people who are flying solo. Which can be awkward when they look at you blankly and say 'drowned in, what, drowning?' because there are a fair few people who come who are nothing to do with DiS.
Starts at 8 officially, usually doesn't really get underway till closer to half past :)
Be good to meet you! Don't be shy. We'll talk to you.
Eastenders might be though.
There is normally some idea before hand right?
A few regulars are going. From looking at the facebook page, Jonny Rat is attending, and he does a very good turn. Meths may descend at 11pm and do a 'songs from Tom Cruise films or similar' medley (actually, I have no idea whether he's coming this time).
Elvis probably can't make it as he has a sick fiancee :(
I am hoping cementimental comes along.
There's an Aussie lass who is good, and a few other non-DiS regulars who have indicated they are coming.
The landlord has a kind of rockabilly band who are very good, and they may play.
Not to mention me and xylo, who will be trying to inflict some kind of scottish theme on the occasion with our performances. I emphasise *trying* and *inflict*.
We've had some really amazing talented acts, and loads of fun over the last 5(?) months that this has been running, but the main objective is for people to have fun- it's not an 'up itself' event and we're every bit (if not more) happy for people with little experience, or who are unsure of their talent, to get up and give it a try, as we are happy to applaud the semi-pros who come along, get standing ovations, and show me up :)
Are they playing?
If not the full line-up, then hopefully the guitar & drum chap :)
As far as I'm aware the vast majority will be- me, xylopwn, chintzy, monipenni, meow, HYG, meths, silverfox, poss spit-fire too? Apologies to the seven people I have inevitably overlooked. I'm trying to take a call whilst doing this. really ought to scarper :)
and make out with the landlady's mum again.
I hope I will be there to see it again. But, Zonino will be a good catch up time
I wanna meet Raanraals. It all depends on whether my brain capsizes or not within the next couple of hours.
(and not cry off like you did with the football)
in the near future, so won't be there for 8.30, but hopefully not too much later after that.
... to think of a song to sing :D
And if I do come on my own, will I be left like a Norman No-mates in the corner nursing my pint?
then turned MEGA STALKA on me. so yeah, come tonight pls.
you won't be left alone. You should definately come along.
Oh, I should point up it's in the room upstairs in the pub. In case anybody pitches up and thinks they're in the wrong place :)
bring others if you like...or better yet, bring a guitar!
I'm coming, hurrah
can we all say happy birthday to my mum please.
if u no wot i mean (MADEHERACAKE)
i want to come.
See you all at the next one i hope.
what went wrong? =(
They just wanted to close.
but a bit of a short glass shortage, as they were used to 50% of people ordering pints, and obv the draught was off, so everybody was ordering spirits once the bottles ran out. Silly bar/ silly beer delivery people. I hope their beer delivery actually turns up today, otherwise it's going to be a quiet weekend for them.
You know that moment where I was debating going with you or going somewhere else? Small error in my decision.
I must say, Raanraals and Kitchmo- thoroughly decent chaps.
I blame the grumpy lad with me.
and you regretted that decision.
Also, best haggis (of the 3) I've ever had.
^I'd like this post to appear
I'll try to make a sweet treat each time from now on.
Sorry Mr T.
If I had a penny for every time...
Although I'm shifting the blame for my hangover to others, so officially, just for today, I depise you and all of your works.
Next time I will endevour to be less shit at singing.
And still sounded good.
Stop your fussing.
Nice to meet you.
I feel fine!
I had black pudding and chai tea for breakfast and my insides are not liking and my head is spinny.
and I find myself having to do various bits of work from home despite having the day off. Work can fuck right off.
I literally confused you with 'some dizzy whore' when assuming you had the Nissan Figaro. I really don't know why, though.
I seriously hope not.
It's okay, I was on a roll with calling people by the wrong names.
That was pretty rude of me. Sorry Oi!
Especially when for a good few minutes, he was trying to convince me that I did in fact say I owned a Nissan Figaro.
So it only took me two Google searches: one to find what the make of car was and one to feed _vikram Nissan Figaro into a DiS only search.
MASSIVE SAD FACE
Get over it, Bammers.
MY MUM WORKED IN A FROZEN PEA FACTORY
when Vigaro broke her shoe.
And all he did was set out to sit quietly in the corner of the room drinking beers, then he turns into a singing Macgyver
Shame it didn't work! I'll try again at the weekend with some pliers and superglue, but I'm not hopeful.
Yes not my finest hour. I suggest name tags in the future. Either that or you lot all stop having the same black and white photographs with you holding a guitar at a slight angle.
for putting on what is a top night. The levels of musical ability on show are somewhat intimidating for someone like me who fully intends one day to show off hiz mad skillz.
and follow him.
when are these songs being recorded? I would buy at least two of them, I think. Maybe even three.
There's nothing like damning with faint praise.
that's no faint praise...
(NB I DON'T PIRATE MUSIC I USE SPOTIFY FOR WHICH I ALSO PAY DAMMIT)
I don't know. The Bamnan side of me is confused.
and possibly self harm until you feel better, or at least not as confused any more?
it's essentially an inverse Fight Club, where Brad Pitt is the lamer character and just sits around whining while Ed Norton thinks he's asleep.
That would be unfortunate for you.
because I thought it was just a normal song so was just enjoying it and not really listening to the words. and i really thought it was about fisting.
I really want him to perform them at Zonino! Especially the '^This' song.
Reading this thread makes me think I would actually die as a result though.
I sent a few texts too. One included "M so fucking badass"
I sent no texts! Well, only to Gareth, but he was Tequila'd up: acceptable.
I think "I've hot the hung of this now" was my highlight :D
I definitely want you to come. I don't know why you didn't come last night if you were about.
I do seriously think I might die though with some of the alcohol tales of above :D
It was busy there last night. But yeah, we'll take the lion's share of the credit.
so it wasn't all bad.
Cheers guys :)
I reckon it was probably the best night yet.
DiS Rollcall in the end was: Chintz, Monipenni, PO, me, Meowington, Virago, Fidel, Johnny_Rat, Theo, Kitchmo, Spitfire, Raan, H-Y-G.. I'm missing someone aren't I? Bit hungover, like.
Still, that's 13 of us, plus the numerous other attendees. we did pretty well eh! :)
I also like that I remembered how to get to Indo.
Oh! I lost my scarf again.
I'll pick it up tonight and bring it along tomorrow.
I love Indo, I am just sad that the huge labrador who tried to eat my vagina the last time we went wasn't there. I love the completely psychotic landlord with the mad eye.
He's got the delicate scary/welcoming balance spot on.
I thought when I was ordering drinks he was going to bottle me.
Another point I'd like to make: when did the bar staff lose their imaginations?
In the Alice when I ordered a 'surprise pint' for Chintz, the best they could do was a regular pint of Becks.
In Indo, your surprise shot was just a Jaeger. They had free license to abuse my wallet and your mouths, but failed.
That one didn't get past me, but I decided to post it anyway.
In the Alicem, the 'staff' were the landlord and his missus, because the regular staff were off (in fact, I met one of them weandering down whitechapel high street at 1am, quite the thing). They were woefully underprepared for quite how many people were going to be in the pub last night, upstairs and down, and they were worn out and very grumpy. There was some kind of darts night out taking place too and some of teh guys were being a massive nuisance, and they had no security staff on (they try to avoid ever having bouncers, as it bizarrely seems to encourage trouble rather than deflect it, but last night somebody need to tell that group to cool it a bit). We will be having words with them before next time. They are very good to us- they let us have the room for free (and to be fair, we do bring in a lot of custom for them) but we need to ensure that basic things are correct- i.e. 1. have enough booze 2. be friendly to our guests 3. send somebody upsatirs to call last orders- do not just shut up shop 4. keep the bar open till 12 like they used to.
I'm sure they used to serve beyond 12!
I think last night they simply ran out of clean glasses and patience. I would have happily taken my talisker from a pint glass, but I guess they just thought SOD IT. I don't really care when they stop serving, so long as they TELL US so we can get a few in before throwing out time (which is usually around 12.30.) Mind you, I enjoyed my wee trip to Indo :D
Must have been pretty shit for them!
Oooh yes! Loved our 'wee' trip! :D Shots- not so much.
But... peer pressure.
This language is a bit rich to read over my lunch break
if a bit frisky.
sorry about your lunch.
2. thanks again to rob for putting it on
3. my finger hurts
4. theo is a secret video-taker. a dangerous man to be in the bedroom with