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What $5 actually gets you (2/24/2015) - Some people have indicated to us through the years that our policy of offering “Whatever you want” for $5 is a bit overpriced. To this I say, “You never asked me for a BJ in the 90’s.” Talk about overpriced. Anyhoo, I think $5 is a bargain compared to what some things cost, like a divorce; I lost my house, a bunch of swords and guitars AND my self-respect. But we here at The-Dregs.net are nothing if not accommodating. We went out and booked not one, but TWO shows the week of St. Patrick’s Day. That’s right, if you weren’t […]
Gotta Hang On Till Tomorrow (12/18/2014) - COME WHAT MAAAAAAAAAAAAAY….. Okay kids, this is mostly an INFORMATIONAL BLOG. No funny business, ya hear? We have a show to do, and we’re goddamn professionals here! *snerk* Well, most of that was true. Let’s get down to brass tacks. How much to f*ck the goat? WAIT WRONG QUESTION. How is this going to work tomorrow? Tickets! Since we’re a sold out show, there are no tickets for seats, but there are a few standing room only tickets available. Get there early, and you might score one of those! First come, first served. If you are a ticket holder, here […]
Well that escalated quickly (11/11/2014) - I have often said that a band is only as good as its audience. This stance says a lot about my feelings on bands such as Guns & Roses One Direction or Gwar We don’t do a lot of shows outside of Fest. It does make the time we spend with our fans extra special. It tends to give Festival that Summer Camp feel and makes me look forward to the end of every Summer despite the grueling schedule that fest requires. I love that you include us in your birthdays (Sorry I didn’t make Saturday, J.P.), your proposals (I’m […]
bloggy sabbatical (10/30/2014) - Well, maybe you noticed and maybe you didn’t that last week came and went without a blog post. I noticed. On Saturday. That is. Yeah, yours truly is in graduate school and this semester is really starting to ramp up and has started stomping my will to live. I may as well admit that I am powerless against my own determination to have three semesters in a row of a 4.0 GPA. So let’s not think of this as the end. Let’s think of it as a cliffhanger for next season. Like one of my new favorite shows, Black Sails. […]
Calendar Fever (10/17/2014) - Here at The Dregs, we consider ourselves to be helpers. We know how much you love the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, and how you feel connected to the acts out there. We’re happy to announce we posed for the 2015 calendar, so you should ORDER ONE TODAY. Sales of the calendars will continue until December, so you have time! I have no idea what our picture looks like. All I remember is that there is an accordion in it. We apologize in advance. The proceeds go to benefit the Olsen family, and if you’re plugged in to dem facebooks, you can […]
All for Me Grog (10/10/2014) - Okay, so I maybe forgot yesterday to post something. I got the grad school blues, baby, and it’s impeding on bloggy time. So it’s Friday and here I am anyways. Time to talk about GROG. ‘All for Me Grog‘ is an old folk song that The Dregs used to sing a long time ago. We were suddenly asked to sing it last year, and Geoffrey and I did not have verses, so we decided to ‘fix’ the song, with Chad playing along afterwards. You end up with this masterpiece that has been nicknamed ‘Pants Pants’:   As a side note […]
Last Weekend of MRF, 2014 (10/2/2014) - Well, Droopies, it’s all over. Another season at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival came and went. Laughter was had, puppets worn, proposals made, battles of bands fought (WE WON), and many hugs given. We can’t thank you enough for the amazing year. Without YOU, none of this would be possible. Tim is ever the romantic at the end of that clip. Talk about shameless self-promotion! (Thank you to Deanna Lyn Merdink for the use of her lovely video!) Also, check out here how we were involved in another couple become engaged as well. We thought it was merely a birthday party, so uh… we rushed […]
Battle of the Bands 2014 (9/25/2014) - Alright, before we begin WHO CHOSE THE NAKEY MAN PHOTO TO REPRESENT AN EPIC SMACK DOWN? Chad called it ‘homoerotic’. I called it ‘what the actual frack’. Freud calls it ‘Tim Wick dealing with some nakey man issues…’ Wait.. it’s a battle, and we’re doing a battle, except with Four Pints Shy, you would see way more hair. Despite the circle of dong (which we’re not going to recreate), this weekend promises to be epic. with games and songs and beating up on Trevor. I can’t wait! We’re also going to sneak a couple new things into your favorite not-Renaissancy […]
MRF, weekend five: PATCHOULI (9/18/2014) - If you’ve ever seen The Dregs doing what Tim refers to as ‘morning walkies’, you’ve seen us enter into The Alchemist screaming, “DON’T WANNA SMELL LIKE NO DAMN IRISH PERSON NO MORE!” to which I always squee, “PATCHOULIIIIIIIIIII”, and Tim looses his shit. His hatred of patchouli comes from a place deep within. The struggle is real. So real, a couple years ago someone paid me five dollars to bathe him in patchouli oil. Since Tim is a whore for money, he did so greedily and to my amusement complained all day about how badly he smelled. So it was […]
MRF, weekend four (9/11/2014) - Okay, so we here at The Dregs occasionally write some original music. Sometimes it’s an outlet for real life, other times it… based on a Syfy made for TV movie. Enter ‘Sharknado’, stage left. Yeah, it’s a movie about sharks in a tornado. How could Tim and Geoffrey resist? The answer is NOT WELL. So they wrote the song, with the rest of the band adding their flavor to it and you get this beautiful masterpiece of theater and ridiculousness:   I cannot get it to center, so just buck up and look at my ugly, badly laid out page, […]