guanabara, the brazilian club in covent garden, where we have played for >7 years has done away with live brazilian music on fridays. we have drums, it is friday, but soulbloco (one of rotc’s smaller incarnations) plays only motown and soul. even this it seems was too ‘efnic’ for the new owners of the club and this was to be one of our last gigs in this exact format. also (*sheds tear*) lead singer mishka adams was to leave london to see the world after this weekend. she chose rio as her first stop, so effectively only left us until later that month, but then we left rio to come back to london (*sheds another tear*). nice of guanabara to do up their curtains. the previous black curtains were a gift from rotc. (*no tear shed*) we cry for loss of musicians but not soft furnishings.