Friday, October 21, 2005


...aight, once again we've been fortunate enough to play the legendary FIRST AVENUE club in Minneapolis, MN. For those of you who don't know, this is the same club that all of those classic live performance scenes were shot for Prince's debut blockbuster film "Purple Rain". A lot of history was made in that club. Too many artists to name. Let your imagination run wild and chances are many of our most influential artists have touched that stage. Coming out of those dressing rooms and onto that stage is an immediate high. Not to mention, getting as much love as we receive every time we play Minneapolis. As soon as we pulled into town I knew it was gonna be a good day. We've been on tour for a couple of weeks and after dealing with shady billing, faulty sound and other road drama, u look forward to those nights when u can catch a vibe and really zone out in what made us wanna do this in the first place. So when all u have to worry about is getting on stage and giving everything u have, it's a beautiful thang. Peace to all of the people who came up to us and expressed how they had been down since the start. Cats repeatedly told me how they had seen every show we had done out here or anywhere near here. That's dope! I'm feelin that. That's how we are. We'll drive for miles to catch some good music and see our favorite artists. Matter of fact, I've been know to fly out to see shows that I know won't make it to where I live. So it's always dope to talk to people who are passionate about their music. Headed to the Chi right now. I'll get at ya'll in the a.m. Be Well VURSATYL

Thursday, October 20, 2005

get your hand out of my pocket after the show in Lawrence, KS we go to the local Perkin's 24 hour resteraunt. It had been an interesting day up to that point, and even though it was 3:00am, the day hadn't even begun to show us how much excitement goes on in Lawrence. Dig it. We walk up and are greeted by 3 considerably intoxicated adults. One of them who doesn't seem to be the least bit pleased that we're anywhere near where he or his friends will be dining for the evening. He's givin' my man Bretto the look so tough we're all wonderin if something had gone down before we got there. But, whatever, we was starvin. We get in the spot and this other character makes it known he's havin a bad night. He's drunk out of his mind and sittin at a table alone with nothing in front but a mug and entire pot of coffee. He was whispering and randomly shouting out various obsceneties. Keep in mind he's alone. But whatever, to each his own. We say "what's good" to this brotha, cool cat. This is where it gets crazy. In walks the 3 people we first saw when we got there. But now that cat that was staring us down is giving that brotha "dirty looks". We started to assume that there had been some tension between these two. But there hadn't. This cat was just "On One". Seriously. So the guy who's in the corner arguing with himself gets up and starts going from table to table giving political advice and his opinion on race relations in Lawrence. While the drunk cat with the staring problem won't stop looking at this brotha, there's mounting frustration. Finally the inevitable happens... "Man, WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?!?!?!" Needless to say, "drunken staring problem guy", says exactly the wrong thing. And with lightning quickness, this 320 lb. brotha had his hands around that mans neck and squeezing as though he wanted to see what would come of that dudes ears if he squeezed hard enough. As this guy continues to issue out an impressive beat down, up walks the guy we now have concluded has a severe case of tourette's syndrome and/or slightly manic depressive disorder. He starts trying to reason with these to and when, suprisingly, they don't respnd, he calmly walks back over to his booth, sits down and bursts into tears. Sobbing and screaming "WHY???" "WHY???" Occasionaly he would just crack up laughing as though someone had just said something really funny. All the while, this waiter keeps askin me if I've had anough time to decide. Bugged out! You know what the really bizzare thing was? The other 70% of the restaurant sat quietly eating as though this wasn't uncommon behavior for Perkins on a tuesday night. Then out of nowhere the 2 guys stop fighting sit down and prepare to eat. Of course it wouldn't be complete until Lawrence, KS finest show up and get their opprtunity to power trip and abuse what little authority they do have. Of course the principle characters are taken outside only to be greeted by 7 Police Cars and approximately 11 officers on high alert. Obsessive? Maybe, but that's just how it goes down in Lawrence. If u ever come to Lawrence, KS, ask somebody where Perkins is. I don't know if u'll dig the food, but there's a good chance u'll be entertained.
Stay tuned for more,

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

mmmm, cheese steak here we go on the latest... We did the Colorado cities this past weekend. Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. Whew!!! That was insane. So we get to Denver and somehow they've managed to switch the venue at the last minute. Crazy! I talked to one women who was almost in tears because she went to the scheduled club and watched an entire show waiting for us to take to the stage. Only to find out that the show had been moved. She came to the new venue about 30min before curfew and couldn't believe that she had missed the entire show. Fortunately Boulder, CO and Fort Collins, CO were not far away. She was able to come to the other shows. There were other people that had similar encounters. Hopefully we'll get back to Colorado soon and get a chance to rock for anyone who broke out in the confusion. All I can say true believers is "IT WASN'T US"!!! Haha! Needless to say there was a lot of love in Boulder and Fort Collins. To my people the treated me to the Cheese Steak... Good Lookin!!! That jawn was lovely! Shines and Jumbo had already tried to put me up on that Bodega across the street from the Fox Theatre. If ur ever in Boulder "Don't Sleep". Fort Collins, CO is prolly one our most enthusiastic markets. People are always at us tough about their favorite songs from Spirit In Stone. Honestly, I love that! It's dope to be makin music and see that people connect with it on a real level. Hellohihey and What If It's True are some titles that I heard people yelling for. My man stage right kept yelling State Of The World!!! Head Exercise!!! But I have to say I never had that many requests for Skeletons in one city. I think everyone I talked to after the show wanted to hear Skeletons. Deep. That's the one song we didn't do that night... We can't do everything. I know that we'll be back though. Big up Fort Collins. We had fun.

Monday, October 17, 2005

the misfits have returned we moved further east, cities like Missoula and Bozeman stand out as highlights so far. It was Ladies Night in Bozeman, so joints like "Fa Sho" remix and "Fever" were met with open arms. Not to mention the new rollin jam "No Surprise". Fans seem to be diggin the new joints. I can't front it's a good feeling to give ya'll some new treats and see that the energy in the room goes to the next level. It's official, The Misfits have returned!!! This time around everyone who comes out will leave with better insight on how the clan really gets down.