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I love Grand Old Days. I love St. Paul. Thanks to everyone who came out.









SCROLL DOWN FOR INFO ON THE SHOW THIS EVENING…

Red was lurking around here somewhere.  Not sure where he went.  Here are some photo’s from our soundcheck…   Loving this post as you go deal.

– Felix

See below for more info on the show.  We’re already here and getting ready to rumble…

I found the time to upload some pics before we got into soundcheck.  This show already feels magical.  Kids in the hallway are proving that the buzz is around.  It’s nice to know that Heiruspecs is still remembered around the way…   Cant wait to play.  Hurry up and get here!   – Felix

Between Luther and Fargo, Twinkie, Muad’dib and I stopped by the 331 club and had some fancy drinks.  Bloody Mary’s for them, and a Mamosa for me.

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Then back on the road.  (Drink responsibly and know your limits)

Fargo ND 9-26 011Vintage style posters…

Fargo ND 9-26 007Vintage style cash box…

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We’ve been around this block before so we already knew it’d be fun.  Jade brought us up again and low and behold, it was a rap show.

Fargo ND 9-26 021These guys didn’t even bother to stick around for the whole show so I don’t mind talking a little shit here.  I can’t believe rappers are still singing along to their album tracks!  Please stop lip syncing!

Still, I’m grateful and appreciative of the energy and it sounds like your mixtape is probably going to bang.  Just get your show right.

Then….

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and after Big Quarters…

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Fargo ND 9-26 037^^^^I know, I know, I know….. blurry again^^^^

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Oh, and by the way, we have all this stuff at EVERY SHOW.  Sometimes more!  Right now the 10 years strong hoodies are just 20 dollars if you pick one up at a show.  (I’ll be working on the online ordering part of this stuff soon)

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Meeting new people is half the fun.  Friends of friends become just friends.

I didn’t forget your picture!

Fargo ND 9-26 045Oh snap!  Is that a new TMF Opposition shirt?

A big special thanks has to go to Rob, who was the soundman for the nights show.  He made Peter’s kick drum sound magical.  Rick Ruben would have applauded.  Rob is part of a band which can be found here –> http://www.myspace.com/battlefieldsdoom

THANKS ROB!!!

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It was a friday night, the sun had gone down and there we were in Uptown.  As this is another local show, we had a lot of friends there.  We haven’t been playing any indoor shows in town this summer so this was a fun change of pace for us.

Aaaaannnnnnnnnddddddddd, on to the pictures;

Last of the Record Buyers - Sauce - DDYK8 014Yes, yes, yes, this pic is a blurry one.  But it does show that Lucy Michelle was there and doing her thin opening for us.  Later on in the night, she came up and joined us on the chorus’s for Let it Fly and It Takes.  She was great!

Here’s a video clip of her doing her thing;

Last of the Record Buyers - Sauce - DDYK8 024and this is DVRG’s newest toy^^^^^^^ (so many strange buttons and knobs)

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YES!  It was a good time.  See all you guys next time!

So if you saw this = https://heiruspecs.wordpress.com/2009/09/12/heiruspecs-last-of-the-record-buyers/

Then you knew that we were doing the Last of the Record Buyers thing presented by Brandon All Day of Big Quarters.

We got a chance to hear a ton of dope beats by some of the Twin Cities up and coming hip hop producers and then show how we go about making beats for Heiruspecs material.  We brought out a bunch of shitty recordings of rough drafts and rehearsal tapes.  We then played a bit and eventually tried to make something from scratch.  Here’s a couple of pics I snapped while on stage.

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Right on time and feelin’ fine! – Newsletter published by Felix
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Hey all, it’s been a slowish week for Heiruspecs and it looks like this week will be a little slow too.  You can’t always be busy you know?  That’s how you hurt yourself… or make yourself famous.  We can’t have that now.   Having said this, you would think there wouldn’t be much to say in this newsletter but you’d be wrong.

I can tell you that we’re starting to put together a bunch of shows for the fall already and we will be hitting places around the midwest for sure.  I hope to see Chicago, Duluth, Fargo, and beyond this fall and am eager to see some more familiar faces.

WHAT?

TwnkjglsSean “Twinkie Jiggles” McPherson has published a blog post on the Twin Cities Daily Planet site outlining the 5 most uppercrust and embarrasing ways to get a black eye. It’s his response to several peoples snide comments on his recent shiner.  You can check it out right here – http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/blog/2009/06/14/black-eye-straight-guy.html

Sean is also judging a Drunken Spelling Bee being held at the 501 Club on Saturday, June 20th.  Just think about how fun this could be for a second….           ok, now go over to http://www.myspace.com/mplsdrunkenspellingbee for more details if you are thinking you’re pretty good as a spellor.  Rules and other tidbits are on the site if you’re curious.  I’m thinking the drunk who was sleeping on my front steps last Saturday night probably wouldn’t have won this but maybe you can hold your liquor better than he can.

JUNE 27TH MARKS THE BEGINING OF THE MCNALLY SMITH HIP HOP WORKSHOP.  Our good friend DJ Judo will be there teaching you how to use turntables. http://www.mcnallysmith.edu/ is the place to go for more info.

There is some video of Big Trouble playing at Bryant Lake Bowl with Dave Campbell last friday night that may be worth a look if you haven’t made it out to see Big Trouble yet.  If you’re still not sure what this is all about, Big Trouble is a band comprised largely by the Heiruspecs instrumentalists.
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Still coming up for Big Trouble is a June 27th show with the Sensational Joint Cheifs. Date and showtime will be in next weeks newsletter.

organDeVon “DVRG” Gray is confirmed in the MPR/Fitzgerald Theatre Organ Mentorship.  The program features veteran players working with Twin Cities musicians to pass along the history and tradition of a dying art while not neccesarily playing in the olde style.  They are excited to have players that are forward thinking and want to take this dying art and give it new clothes.  We are excited for DVRG to be a part of it.

DVRG will also be returning to his role as Apprentice Conductor with the Minnesota Youth Symphonies for 2009/2010.

toki-wright-a-different-mirror-release-posterCongrats again to our good friend Toki Wright who has succesfully released his album A Different Mirror on Rhymesayers Entertainment.  I picked up the album, have you?  A lot of people who may not know Toki will remember the Twin Cities Celebration of Hip Hop series that he has succesfully promoted with YO! the Movement in the past.  He was the host on the main stage at Soundset this year and had a memorable set there as well.  If you are curious to know more about him, please check him out online at http://tokiwright.com/.

whosdatedwhoIn pseudo fake news, I randomly found out we have a profile on “Who’s Dated Who” – Apparently a few of you are curious to see who Josh Peterson is dating.  Not that any of that info appears on their website – http://www.whosdatedwho.com/topic/6331/heiruspecs.htm.  Will anything of factual actually be added?  Who knows? It’s just funny to know it’s there.
aa-eodbreak1Thanks to the Heiru fans that came down to Elko Speedway this past weekend for the Eve Of Destruction event and watched me host as TMF Opposition did their drifting demo’s.  We put a car into the wall at 70mph and it was lots of fun.  I’m going to have to start bringing Heiruspecs CD’s to sell down there.

Other stuff of note;

DVRG’s Bach & Beer ensemble will be doing a concert Sat. August 1st at MacPhail.  Program will include Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 3, the Beethoven Septet and more.  DVRG will be featured playing bassoon.

Thanks for reading – Felix

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Hey all, it’s Felix –
Well, I feel like I just did the last newsletter a couple of days ago but I guess it’s been more than a week.  Thanks to everyone who came out to support us at our shows over this past weekend.  I have a soundset picture update coming late tomorrow.  Heiruspecs doesn’t have any shows this weekend but that doesn’t mean we aren’t doing anything. 

First off, I am proud to say that I am giving the commencement speech at Central High School here in St. Paul.  Yes, that’s where Heiruspecs got it’s start so it’s a real honor to be asked to come back and say something good to the graduating class of 2009.  This happens on Tuesday and I must admit I am a bit nervous.  I have high expectations for myself mostly and I hope people don’t get bored with me like the expect to be with any speaker.   To the rest of you Heiruspecs fans out there graduating this year, CONGRATULATIONS!  Big things ahead for all of you, I know it. 

331-contactTwinkie gave me the scoop on a show happening tonight  (5/29/2009) at the 331 Club.  BIG TROUBLE – 9PM to 1AM at the 331 Club in NE Mpls.  The show is free and you can find them at http://www.331.mn/home.php.  The place will fill with people for sure.  Get there NOW. 

Since we’re talking about Twinkie Jiggles, here’s something that hasn’t gotten a lot of light on this page yet.  He is helping direct a hip hop program with workshops at McNally Smith College of Music – It features Toki Wright, Brandon All Day, New MC, Super Engineer Joe Mabbott and more.  More details can be found here —> http://www.mcnallysmith.edu/newsevents/summerprograms.aspx

I spy Muad’dib on the front page… 

mic_logo_sidebarYou’ve known it for years but now there’s a little something to prove that DVRG is a Minnesotan making an impression.  It’s kind of nice to know that you work with a real live hero.  Right?  I mean you never knew Clark Kent was superman did you?  DeVon is actually a classically trained composer and all around music lover.  You know how some clubs play classical music to get you to leave at 3am?  Well, guess who’s just getting started.  But I digress…

You can read about it onthe MetBlogs page – http://minneapolis.metblogs.com/2009/04/06/minnesotans-making-an-impression-dvrg/ and I bet you’ll be impressed.

As usual, more to come later!

Here’s a video of us at Soundset to tide you over.

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