dregs rehearsal 

Here I am, cutting corners again, this time through the magic of film. I recorded a Dregs rehearsal, so you could see it all unfold before your very eyes. The stupid will burn. You’ll catch glimpses of this: And this:     So all you have to do to see this video is click on the link below.   CLICK HEREEEEEE Throw it a couple likes too, why not? I’ll love you like rawr status if you do.

Pardon my French (NSFW) 

Well, when The Dregs record songs to put on albums, just about anything can happen. Most of it includes profanity. We decided to lay down ‘Dinosaur Bones’ and I’m not sure what happened when it was my turn. All I know is I ‘sang’ a string of words that would scare the Mafia. Being classically trained, I expect perfection in my violin playing and when that doesn’t happen… well… The best part is, because we were recording, we got this ‘musical gem’ saved for all time and it can be YOURS. That’s right, Droopies, you can own my mishap for […]

What Are You Doing for St. Patrick’s Day? 

I’m sorry, the title of this post is misleading.  I really should have asked what you are doing on Saturday, March 15th (at 10:00 PM). I know what The Dregs are doing.  We’re going to be playing our annual St. Patrick’s day concert at the Bryant Lake Bowl. As always, we’ll be playing a lot of traditional tunes like “Old Dun Cow” and “Johnny Jump-up” and yes, there is always the opportunity to request a song that isn’t on our set list.  The rules of Dregs requests are as fixed as gravity. But we always try to trot out a […]

See What Happens When I’m Not Around? 

I wasn’t able to be at The Dregs rehearsal this week because I had a ping pong ball in the Minnesota Fringe lottery.  I’m sure that they worked on some great music. Well that’s what I hope happened.  But I asked them to send me a recording from rehearsal if anything came up that was worth posting on our web site.  So they did. What they came up with is one of those songs that is uniquely The Dregs.  Is it a song we’ll ever perform again?  Hell, I don’t know.  What I do know is a song like this […]

It’s a Miracle we Get Anything Done 

We rehearse most every Monday night and given the amount of time we spend goofing off, I sometimes wonder how we ever learn any music at all. One of our new goals for the year is to get into the studio once a month to put together some good quality songs for anyone who wants them.  We can get through one or two songs a night but because you are recording one vocal or instrumental track at a time, it can get be pretty tedious when you aren’t in the recording.  You need a way to pass the time. We […]

All Things Must Come to an End 

Before I get to the main thrust of my article, I’m going to suggest that you read a comedy piece I wrote on my main blog page if only because you should take every conceivable opportunity to quote your favorite lines to Molly.  She’ll love it! One of our favorite shows of the year has been our performance at CONvergence.  We’ve performed there every year since 2001, the third year of the convention. The first few years, we had about ten people come and watch us.  The room was not much bigger than my living room. I bring that up […]

Rehearsal With The Dregs 

Molly has been completely hogging the Dregs Blog and it has to stop.  That’s why I’m here and I’ll be back every Tuesday.  I’m going to do things a little differently.  I’m going to tell you about what the band is doing. You want to know where we’ll be performing?  I’ll tell you before we even post the event! You want to know what music we’re working on?  I’m going to be posting rehearsal recordings! You want to know what crazy stuff has happened in the rehearsal?  Yeah.  I’ll dish that out too. Last night we got together and started […]