The Gigs We Did Last Summer...
We've dug up some of the more memorable bulk emails we sent out back in Puafua times, so sit back and remember the good old days.
Date: Tue Dec 7, 1999 6:25 pm
Subject: A Very Merry Puafua Weekend
Most indubitable salutations to all who yearn for the word which is Puafua:
In the midst of preparing for our release party on the 16th, the traveling
known to you as Puafua, will take a few stops beforehand…
This Friday, December 10, 1999 Puafua opens for the 3 Minute Hero CD Release
at The Cabooze, Mpls. Doors: 8pm. Puafua: 9:00 pm.
The following day join us along with Eddie Mac and Crazy Betty at The Nor Shor
Theater on Superior street in Duluth MN. Puafua also opens this show: 9pm.
Baker's Choice, the new Puafua release, produced and recorded by Roger Learned,
will have its premiere on December 16th. Stay tuned for more information on
last huge event of 1999 (besides the total demise of the human race)….
puafua.com puafua.com puafua.com puafua.com
Date: Tue Dec 14, 1999 10:33 am
Subject: Puafua Bootleg Release this Thurs.
What?!? PUAFUA limited bootleg tape release? Wookie Foot CD Release?
Meet some NBA hopefuls??? And more? At the 7th St. Entry this Thursday?
Free Show???? What?!?!?!
It's all true. Yes, it is.
First of all, if you haven't already met the Wookie Foot, then please meet
the Wookie Foot. That band alone is bound to put on one hell of an
entertaining show. Their CD is great, so bring some extra cash.
But as if that weren't enough, Puafua has enlisted good pals The 420 All
Stars to kick things off. Yes, I said and meant KICK. They will, too,
there's no doubt. A few of the 420 guys are featured on Puafua's newest
Baker's Choice, recorded and created by Roger Learned (D RA), is the new
bootleg tape being sold by Puafua, probably for $5 or less. Proceeds go
to the "Save the Fua" fund. There are some really cool live jams on this
tape, including some of the stuff heard at the infamous Red Sea/
Killamanjaro show from November. Puafua also has some special plans for
you this Thursday, so come ready to have some fun and to rock and roll.
As for the NBA hopefuls: you'll have to meet them for yourself.
Thursday, December 16, 1999
7th St. Entry; Downtown Mpls., corner of 1st. Ave and 7th St., (diagonally
across from Target Center)
Free Show: Must have valid (or convincing fake) I.D.
420 All Stars: 9pm
Wookie Foot: 10:15pm
As always, check out puafua.com and have a hip week.
The Puafua Band
Date: Wed Jan 19, 2000 6:54 pm
Subject: Puafua Show In Monticello
Hello extreme PUAFUA fans. This email is for you.
This Friday, Jan 14th Puafua and the 420 All Stars team up at the
Riverside Saloon, Monticello on Hwy 25 (N of 94 just across the river).
Last time these two bands met at this location, the room was packed
and the drinks flowed like the Hershey's Syrup in Homer Simpson's
dreamland. Come enjoy a Minnesota star city!
The Puafua boys
PUAFUA SURPRISE GIG THIS WEEKEND!!! (It'll be cold, so bring the
little Scandinavian inside of you, donchaknow!)
Ok now, when is it there, boys? This Saturday the 15th of Jan. 2000.
Well, what's the deal then? We open for 3 Minute Hero.
Ok, now, what time is it at there? 9pm.
So where do I go to then? O'Gara's Garage. Just S. of 94 on Snelling.
Have you been out feeshin' here thisyar? No, we have not ice fished yet.
Liketogo? Gotsumroom, y'know. We'll see.
Got a web site I can surf there? The Mrs. and I like the web, y'know.
Date: Sat Feb 5, 2000 9:03 am
Subject: Puafua Party Today!!!
Hello Email checkers:
Well, our show at the Red Sea got cancelled again (2/5/00), but we
won’t let that stop PUAFUA and HEED from jammin'!!! But we got
such a huge response for the show that we're going to do you one
better than the Red Sea: we're having a FREE BEER, FAN APPRECIATION,
How do I get to Casey's? It's easy! Five minutes from the Red Sea!
Starting from the corner where the 400 bar is
where the Red Sea is: take Riverside Ave east
past Augsburg to 25th Ave. Take a right. Take
the second right on Butler Pl. Stay left and get
on 94 W. Go about 5 miles (thru tunnel) and
exit on Washington Ave N/West Broadway exit.
Stay left as the exit curves. Take left onto
Washington. Pass some bars. Left on 26th Ave.
Go about 3 miles and take right on Newton Ave.
Go 2 blks to 29th Ave. Casey's house is on the
NE corner (kitty-corner from church). 2900
We are asking a donation of $3 at the door. Please be respectful
of Casey's and his roommates’ things and do not go into blocked
off areas. Smoking permitted in basement only. DRA and friends
will be spinning all night downstairs, Puafua and Heed play upstairs.
Free kegs (at least one of summit) all night (2-3 kegs for now).
Bring some party favors for you and your friends.
Hope to see you there!!
The Puafua boys (and girls).
Date: Wed Feb 9, 2000 10:24 am
Subject: Puafua Plays the Red Carpet Friday
This Friday, the 11th, St. Cloud rolls out the
Red Carpet for Puafua(9pm)and the Surahoolies
(10:30pm)!!! The Red Carpet, Downtown St. Cloud,
502 St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN.
Thanks to everyone who came to our kick-ass house
party over at Casey's. If you left early, don't
worry: the kegs were sufficiently tapped. Sorry
to anyone who went to the Red Sea expecting to
see us and didn't make it out to Casey's. One way
or another, our recent Red Sea problems are over,
so don't let that make you gun-shy. Guns aren't
the problem, people are.
Be sure to check out our website: www.puafua.com!!!
With all our love and teanderness,
The Puafua boys
Date: Wed Feb 23, 2000 10:02 am
Subject: PUAFUA Sat Cabooze Show!!!
Hello, you enchanting Puafua reader:
We know you all think of Puafua as a boy-toy band, so we're going to
show you how wrong you are! This SATURDAY no song will be lip-synced
from the stage, and we will not use any of our back-up tracks.
That's right: this SATURDAY Puafua plays their own instruments and
sings live!!! We will open things up for the SURAHOOLIES and EDDIE
MAC; 9pm at the CABOOZE in Mpls. The cover is $5. But if you want a
comp, go to eddiemac.com and download one or call me (612) 522-7361.
Just ask for COMP-MAN!
Today in PUAFUA History
It was on this day in 1996 that Eric Bequeaith, Puafua trumpet
player, made the home brew that inspired Puafua's hour-long "Brew
Song." A half-hour version was used for the first year's-worth of
set lists in Mpls/St Paul, but even the ½ hour version proved to be
too cumbersome for use at local bars and clubs. Today, all that
remains of the brew song is a 600 ft. stone carving of the original
score, and the beginning segment entitled "Baby, Let's Make Some
Brew" which is sometimes tacked onto "Black & Blue Lungs" at shows.
AOK Newsletter To Come Out Within The Week
If you are one of the 1000+ on the Puafua Snail Mail list, you will
receive the AOK Newsletter, a scaled-down version of the AOK Magazine
(because of postage costs) within the week. It features "Dear
Dlyan," the popular advise column by the only man who can't spell his
own name, and the first segment of a new comic entitled "MINNEAPOLIS
PUAFUA." It is set in the 80s and is based on The A-Team, Magnum PI,
Miami Vise, Airwolf, The Fall Guy, and any other show you can think
of like that. It has to do with a somewhat fugitive music group who
play gigs, but also secretly foils mobsters in their spare time, just
like the current Puafua band you know and love. There are also
articles about current PF events, and a list of our up-coming shows.
If you would like to receive the newsletter and become a part of the
mailing list, send your address to email@example.com. Or pick up a
copy at our show, as extras will be on hand while supplies last.
Have a fabulous day, and as always, don't forget to check out
The Puafua boys.
Date: Tue Mar 7, 2000 9:39 am
Subject: A PuaTwo-Fer
Well welly well-well wellinski wellheiser wellininkle. Look who's
sending who a Puafua announcement. Well, well, well.
THURSDAY, March 9th PF with Karma Sluts and Peal @ the 7th St Entry.
Jeffy buys the first five people to wish him happy birthday a drink.
This should be a wild, rockin' party - don't miss it! Doors @ 8pm.
Show @ 9pm.
SATURDAY, March 11th is a Puapalooza with Bionic Monkey at Eclipse
Records, 1692 Grand Ave. in St Paul (Just off Snelling). THIS IS A
FREE ALL AGES SHOW, so bring your friends and family of all ages!
There is mucho coolo vinalo, and a separate room with a stage; in
other words the place is decked out and hip. Come down and check it
out - you'll like it. Show starts 8pm.
Today in PUAFUA History…
It was on this day in 1997 that T-bone player, Aaron Stoehr set out
from Rochester towards Minneapolis with nothing but a backpack, a
trombone, a guitar, and a dream. That dream was to play T-bone with
the most kick-ass horn section and band possible. Kissing his
girlfriend good bye with teary eyes and a promise to return and bring
her to the big city once he got set up, he walked to the Greyhound
station in a frenzy of emotion. Both his pairs of underwear were
packed snugly into that overstuffed pack, along with toothbrush,
blanket and a pillow. His guitar would keep him from dying of
insanity on those lonely nights while he searched for a job and a
band, and his t-bone would be his window to his soul, once he found
the band he had always dreamed of. And it would be at his art studio
job that he would meet Casey, drummer of the quickly rising Puafua
band. And the rest of the story will be on stage for all to hear
Thurs the 9th and Sat the 11th….
Puafua Bites Dog
In an unrelated story, the entire band bit a stray dog yesterday.
Puafua To Be On Compilation CD for N.O.R.M.L.
The benefit "Free Weed" sponsored by N.O.R.M.L. will be held on
4/19/00 at 1st Ave. Becoming a member of N.O.R.M.L. means a free
compilation CD with a list of bands that includes Dred I Dread,
Wookie Foot, Atmosphere, Native Ones, Puafua, 420 All-Stars, the Big
Wu, and more. N.O.R.M.L. is a non-profit organization whose goal is
to make the sale of marijuana legal, not simply for recreational
purposes, but more importantly for medicinal purposes, as new
information is being uncovered about the plant's healing uses every
Puafua To Wish You A Good Day (This just in)
Have a fantastic day. We love you all exceptionally and equally.
The Puafua boys
Date: Tue Mar 28, 2000 9:40 am
Subject: Uptown Puafua, You've Got Me Drinking an Uptown Kaluah
Hi, this is Jeff Siegfried: Puafua sax player and Uptown connoisseur.
You know, I only go out with women who live in Uptown these days.
Why, you may ask. Why only Uptown women? Why, Jeffrey, why? The
reason, my friend, is quite simple, really: so at least one totally
hot babe comes to…
THE UPTOWN BAR AND GRILLE,
On the corner of Hennepin and Lake in Uptown!!!
PUAFUA and UNIVERSAL INTELLEGENCE team up this
Thursday, March 30th at 9pm to bring you a night of Thursday fun!!!
Hope to see you there!
Totally True Stories of Puafua
By Eric Bequeaith
One time we were like in Duluth one time, and it was like totally
cold out but, and we had no jackets and stuff, but we decided to walk
to like a restaurant anyway so we could, you know, eat or like, chow
down or however you want to think of it. Anyways, like we were
walking from the Nor Shor theater after souncheck and like, there was
this dude with his bus parallel parked downwards on a hill behind a
car, and he had like this seat cushion between his front bumper and
the car's back bumper because it was totally icy and he couldn't back
his bus up the hill. So he was like, "Hey, you, like, dudes," but he
didn't say dudes, he was more like, "Hey, you, like, gentlemen" or
something, and we were like, "What's up, Mr. Busdriver," and he was
all, "Hey, I can't get my bus out of this totally hilarious spot
behind this car, dudes. Can you like help me push it backwards up
the hill?" and we were like, "Totally, we think that's a completely
worthy cause, especially since you're like almost pushing this other
dude or woman's car down the hill with your stupid parking job." So
we all pushed really hard and he like spun his wheels, but the bus
didn't even like budge, and we were all slipping on the ice and
everything. So we were like, "Hey, dude, sorry, see you later, good
luck and stuff, peace" and then we went and ate. It was like totally
crazy! Wish you could have been there.
Puafua To Re-Release 1997 Demo in Limited Quantity
If you're a long-time PF fan, you may have a cassette tape copy of
the original 1997 demo tape, which includes the masterwork: Brew.
This is the original 30-minute recording of the band's rarely played
epic, and the recording quality is surprisingly very good, especially
for a four-track recording of a very young Puafua. This, along with
early versions of AOK, Black & Blue Lungs, and Get Me The Paper will
be available on CD in limited quantity at our shows this summer.
This is a very special gift for the true collector, and we encourage
you to share the joy with someone you love.
Have a good week, and we hope to see you down at the Uptown this
Date: Wed Apr 12, 2000 8:40 am
Subject: PUAFUA SAT & WED
Hey, hey, kids
Sat, April 15, Join us in Downtown Northfield
@ Rueb N' Steins Bar for a FREE SHOW
Terra Mara (St Olaf Alums) @ 9:30 pm
Puafua (Carlton Alum Wanna-be's) @ 11:00pm
Free home cookin' for you from PF on-stage!! (While supplies last)
Great bar: should be a killer show!!!
Wed, April 19th (4/20's eve) Join us for
FREE WEED!! At 1st Ave.
NORML/MN (National Orginization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws in
Minnesota) wants you to help us 'Free the Weed'... at
First Ave Main Stage: rally @ 7pm; Show @ 8pm-3am
5 Bands $5, or join NORMLMN for $4.20 and get in free
Call 612.871.8780 for membership info or join at the door
There is also a compilation CD that goes along with this show, but
Jeffy Boy isn't sure of its status right now, or whether it will be
ready in time for this show. If it is, it will supposedly be free
with membership. We'll see what happens.
LOS NATIVOS - PUAFUA - ATMOSPHERE - WOOKIEFOOT - DRED I DREAD
Sponsored by The Third Stone - Homegrown Glass - Dinkytown Hemporium
Hope to see you at one of these fine shows and enjoy the up-coming
The Puafua boys
Date: Mon Apr 24, 2000 6:19 pm
Subject: Puafua in Duluth this Saturday!!!
Hello, you sweet, young Puafua fans:
It isn't often that the guy who holds the record for coming to the
most PF shows has a birthday. In fact, it only comes around once a
year, if that often. So we're going to celebrate. A lot. Up north.
For this weekend is the one and only…
ROGER LEARNED's birthday.
Where: The Nor Shor Theater, on Superior Street, in Duluth
When: Saturday, April 29th @ 9pm