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Princess Kay Haiku Contest

What is it about the idea and actuality of a woman carved from a block of butter that stirs our hearts?  Truly it's like a something out of The Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Andersen.  It could either be a Fairy Tale or a story with a coda like, "And that's why little girls can't eat butter anymore..." or something like that.

Anyway, we love you Princess Kay of the Milky Way, and to prove our abiding affection, we have organized a contest, with prizes (!), to celebrate you in poetry, mostly haiku.  The contest was launched from the stage at The Minnesota State Fair Friday at our show in Heritage Square and will conclude at midnight, Tuesday September 4th.  If you wish to enter in the next 24 hours or so please post your haiku on twitter using the hashtag #princesskayhaiku and send to @newstandards We will pick a male and a female winner and post our picks for the ten best haiku here!  If you want to see all the poems just search #princesskayhaiku on twitter.

Can't wait to see what you come up with... and thanks to those who made it to the fair shows!  They were absolutely awesome!




Kind Words for Our Appearance at The State Fair's Heritage Square

The State Fair, the birthplace of romance at the top of the Ferris Wheel, an epicures delight what with it's Tom Thumb Doughnuts and Pronto-Pups... and US!  August 31 and September 1 we will be playing Heritage Square, a sweet place to retreat from the rest of the fair, just across the street from the Midway.  Take a load off, tip back a beer and give us a listen.  The show is free with admission to the fair.  Here's Jon Bream's preview from The Star Tribune--pretty sweet company to be included in as Blue Ribbon entertainment!


First Look at Stills From The New Video!

The edit isn't going to be done for a month or so... price of perfection, don't you know?  But after getting a look at a very preliminary edit today we couldn't resist grabbing a couple of stills and showing them off.  We are really jazzed about how it's turning out!  The video was directed by Wyatt McDill and produced by Megan Huber, two very solid midwesterners (yes, we're a little biased) who now live in California (which is why we need to say that they're from here... that's how provincial we are).

Anyway, here are a couple of stills for you to get a glimpse of what we're in the midst of.  

For those that saw Chan's musical, A Night On Olympus (YAY CHAN!!!), yes, those two people gazing at one another and dancing in the foreground were indeed the leading man and lady, Tyler and Jessica.  Thanks to everyone who helped and who are helping us to realize this tremendous fun.  Go team!  Let's finish!!!