Lagoon Update: 2009 as Seen Through My Cell-phone, Tons of F**king Pictures

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Hello Friends and welcome to the Lagoon Blog. Happy New Year!!! Holy crap am I happy 2009 is over. How freaky is that today is ALSO a blue moon. You know what they say… yuck yuck yuck.

We have been spending a ton of time on the new material, and 2 more songs  are almost finished. INSANITY!  We are pretty close to releasing EPISODE II of our stream of new music. Man… isn’t this fun?  (in case you missed EPISODE I – HEATER RABBIT)

Well there’s not too much else I have to cover here. So how about I just inundate you with a ton of pictures… ready… set… GO!

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You can find more pictures on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/lagoonband

 

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2009 (and some 2008) – New Years Ghetto Phone Picture Album

I have a ghetto cell phone; Samsung model U 420 “Coldwar edition“. It’s pathetic since out of anyone in the band I would probably benefit the most from a “smart-phone.”

Well… Poppycock… Smartphones with their megi-pixals, and their LDC Tooch Screens, and their Appolocations… Poppycock on you.

I spent half my time with this phone snappin pictures so I could bring you a glimpse into my life via lo-fidelity horrible grainy-ness. This took me an insane amount of time since I  don’t have the USB cord for this phone, and I could not get it to transfer the files over bluetoothy. I literally had to send 50 picture messages TO MY EMAIL  (lord think of the cell bill. Fuck, what am  I doing?) Also, when I uploaded the pictures they got all jumbled. Goodbye chronological order. Hello Serendipity.

2009 (and some 2008) – New Years Ghetto Phone Picture Album

“I swear you see the strangest things on the freeway these days”

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“The infamous MFW Robot”

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“One of my oldest friends, Leigh

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“This is my old roommate Ryan. I don’t think he ever knew i took this picture but it is still what comes up whenever he calls me. I hope he reads this”

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“This is pretty prophetic, but… turned out to be more than just a vacation. “

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“You can dance if you want to you, you can leave your friends behind….”

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“Yes, this is a real dog. Yes, it belongs in a Dr. Seuss novel.”

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“I saved a Camel.”

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“I realize I primarily take pictures of Pets and Alcohol.”

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“… And don’t piss on this sign as well.”

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David‘s Pumpkin”

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“My Pumpkin”

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“LA in October… damn you California”

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“Take Sunset to the sea…..”

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“A Shot of the crowd in AZ, great show”

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“I love the night life, I love to booogaaayyy”

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I keep an unhealthy collection of scotch in my room”

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“Bumble Bee Tuna?”

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David rocks the pink guitar so well”

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“After being mentally scarred, I keep my room spotless.”

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“I love this guitar”

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Jeff brings the pain… pain to the mix”

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“Best Birthday Present Ever!”

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“My Name is Jacob… Not Pigo…”

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“I fuxored up myself”

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“How not to take care of a rental car by Marisa

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” …seconds before she dismembered me”

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“THOSE ARE SOME PANCAKES MAN”

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“Just two grown men sharing some chocolate milk”

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“Yes, I will take the ‘Happy Ending Sundae’ please… Oh i have to follow you into the back?”

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I really do love living here.”

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That suit… is just amazing”

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The Tattoo before it was filled in.”

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A snow drive back from New Hampy”

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“The liberty Hotel… FANCY PARTIES BOOYA”

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“The backside of the Ben and Jerry’s factory… and the Backside of Pat… wait frontside of pat? I cant tell”

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Seafoam underwear anyone?”

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“Rooftop 4th of July Party”

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“Holy shit this is cute”

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I have pretty good timing.”

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“70′s style stache anyone?”

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We have to keep her chained up… then we let her out to play… then chain her up again.”

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“Scotch + Music = my life”

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“Probably the strangest thing ever written on a refrigerator”

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I miss you Squirrel”

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“COOOKKKKKIIEEE!!!”

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We should charge a cover to enter our house”

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“Can you solve the puzzle?!?!”

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“The correct formation for X-Y style overhead mic-ing, or something, ask Jeff”

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“I drank this, and to my surprise I lived…I survived ‘the hard.’”

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“This was what I ate for three weeks”

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“awwwwwwwwww…. *fart*”

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“…”

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He is so happy to be a baby cucumber.”

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“Silly wabbits, poker is for  people with too much jewelry and cowboy hats, or… actually poker is cool… Dont tell David I said that”

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“Happy Christmas Cake”

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“Happy Christmas Scotch”

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Who knows what 2010 will bring… Actually I know… Tons more music from Lagoon… YOU GONNA LISTEN!? I bet you are… I bet you are you silly sailor you… Yes… you’re a silly sailor… You’re MY silly Sailor aren’t you?

Do you like us? I mean… REALLY like us? Why not join us on our various social networks, or sign up for our email list on our homepage (no spam, only love… love spam… ahaha just kidding no spam)

www.lagoononline.com

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Lagoon Update: Featured Model: Chris Kovacs, NEWS, The Ill-fated Couch

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Hi there friends!

First of all, how was the holidays for you? I mean, they are not technically over… CMON 2010!!!

I got a good feeling about this year.

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Lagoon Featured Model: Chris Kovacs

This one is for all you ladies! ha. Actually, it turns out the models are about.. well… 50/50 man to woman ratio. We are an equal opportunity band. I don’t think that term applies but I wanted to say it. Anyhoooooo, here is Chris Kovacs. Also, I have to say that this first picture is one of my favorites from the shoot. I love the intensity.

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You can find more pictures on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/lagoonband

We are going to keep a collection of ALL the models there for your enjoyment; for everyone’s enjoyment.

We will be featuring one model per week until we run out of models… or weeks.

Thank you very much Chris for rocking out in our Seafoam shirt. As usual, Thanks to Vanessa Athens @VanessaAthens for putting this together, and to Hansel Tsai for your photography skills. Check our store for frequently updated merchandise, and if you want the SEAFOAM shirt you can get them from Café Press here: Cafe Press

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NEWS

Some quick band related news before I ramble on about some crazy stuff that happened to Pat and I.

First off, we sent our next track is headed to LA to be mixed. Very cool. It’s one of my favorite songs called “Wow, I’m dying.”

Yes, that’s the actual name.

No, we are not a goth band.

No, we are not dying. Well I mean… We are all dying, but not at some sort of accelerated rate or anything. Actually, I would venture to assume that Marisa is dying more slowly because she is healthy, only eats veggies, and sleeps a great deal.

VIDEO SHOOT IN TWO WEEKS. Man. Excited.

Also, as I said in the previous blog, @thehawkshow is going to be joining us for the shoot. And if you are still yearning for some yuletide cheer, take a look at his hilarious Christmas video on YouTube: Christmas on the Internets. Be warned. I watched this once and was singing it for a week.

Our next song entitled “This Life Owes You Nothing,” should be headed on over to itunes pretty soon. We are all pretty pumped about releasing our new stuff song by song. I hope you guys enjoyed Heater Rabbit! I know Jeff about fistpumped his arm out of his socket.

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The Couch of ill fate

The weather channel declared it a snow emergency, but the sky was practically cloudless. I had heard the stories about other states getting crippled by the torrent, but for the most part I could ignore them. It was 11am, the storm was supposed to be here at 4pm.

A few weeks ago my boss offered me his couch. It was old and his wife hated it. Like any good band member living in a communal house of 4 weirdo musicians, I pounced on the opportunity for free wares.

Pat and I fired up the van. She was humming like a kitten. Wait… purring… cats don’t hum. The drive was fairly uneventful. We got coffee. It was a nice drive. My boss’s house was about 10 miles away, in a quaint little New England town.

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It was cold, and I shook off the frost as I approached the front door of the house. Ed, my boss, greeted us heartily and I handed him a bottle of scotch in exchange for his furniture. He then led us into the backroom, where my eyes got the first refreshing glimpse of the ugliest couch ever made by man.

I am by no means a picky human being, so we  lugged this couch into the back of our van with smiles on our face, and on the way home we discussed where we could buy the cheapest couch cover. By now it was 2pm, the sky was gray, and it started to look a little more ominous.

Pat and I started getting cranky, which happens when men get hungry. As a side note, 90% of the time when a man snaps at you for no reason, it is because of low blood sugar. Unlike women who have hormones, and little devils that come every month that attack and kill people (yes this is a joke).

We stopped for take out at a Thai place near our house. It was now getting really windy. The people on the street started to look like little puffy coat gnomes. Pat and I hopped back into the van, started it up… and… Gurgle… Fart.. Fart… Fart… gurgle WHOOSH.

Perplexed we thought we were out of gas. Maybe parking on the hill had somehow screwed up the gas to engine intake thingy (We are not mechanics). We put the van in drive and it just wouldn’t go. Sputter. Sputter…

Luckily pat had a gas can. It began to snow as we walked to a station that was fairly close by. I remember thinking to myself “good lord I hope this works.” By now the combination of lack of fuel, and lack of well… human fuel… was really starting to get to us. We tried to calm down. Filled up the van… and… Sputter… Sputter…

So… we are now about 2 miles from our house, stuck, with an impending snowstorm just about to begin. Pat, out of frustration, or perhaps his undying faith in our big red van tried one more time to get it to go.

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The van made the strangest almost human like “please don’t get me out of bed” sound and it started to go. Slowly. We put the hazard lights on and puttered, very very very very slowly up the hill to our house. We rolled into our driveway, just thankful to be home.

Next… The couch… We took it to the front door and spent 30 minutes trying every geometrical combination to fit this damn ugly ass beast into our house. I remember pat turning to me at one point saying “It’s the principle now, we’re getting this damn thing up there.”

Not only did we have to maneuver through two sets of doors, but it also had to go up a staircase. Perhaps the legs unscrew… nope… they are nailed to the frame. CURSE YOU UGLY COUCH.

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We tried the backdoor (there’s a joke here somewhere), but it was even more pathetic than the first try. At this point I was laughing. No one else was. Dave had a great idea though… And he went and got his skill-saw.

OFF WITH HER LEGS.

After mutilating our already completely horrid looking couch, we were BARELY able to fit it up the stairs in the front of the house. We spent the next 30 minutes eating Thai food on our floor as David Re-attached our couch legs with large wood screws.

We all flipped the couch over, and when we sat on it we realized… This is about the most comfortable couch ever made. And we got to sit on it as the storm came through which was… well… far less than what the weather reports suggested.

I know you would probably like me to make some sort of analogy to life here. Like “oh it’s not what is on the outside that matters.” But I wont. Honestly, if it were up to only me I would have doused this couch in the left over gas and lit the son-of-a-bitch on fire on our front lawn, only pausing briefly to urinate on its charred carcass for the incredible amounts of anxiety it caused me that day. That couch can suck it.

Oh ya.

Have a happy and safe new year!

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Ho! Ho! H…. Chomp! Chomp!

24
Dec
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And you thought Santa Seafoam wasn’t coming! The big question is, have you been naughty? Or Nice? Either way Seafoam will probably just eat you.

As always, thanks to jF.santa_seafoam

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Lagoon Update: Featured Model Juliana Pfeffer, THE HAWK, Episode I Heater Rabbit

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Hi. Let me digress for a moment, and forgive me if I start to sound a little like an NPR pledge drive. It’s the holiday season. It’s the season of saying thanks, and that’s exactly what I want to do. It’s been an amazing year. Many of you got this same sort of thing sent your email from our email list (http://www.lagoononline.com/), but I really feel like we owe it to you. You are the only reason we do this.

There are many nights after I come home from work completely exhausted and I find that David is down in the basement so entrenched in his music that it would take a bomb to pry him free. Marisa, and Pat are talking gingerly about our next song, our next show, and their next instrument. This is what it is like living in the Lagoon House. We are not supported by a label or a record company, we have done everything up to this point on our own. We all spend every free waking moment of our lives dedicated to making music, and it is simply because we love it and love making something you enjoy.

All we ask in return, as has been the case since the beginning, is that you help spread our music around by telling friends, tweeting, facebooking etc… That’s how things get started. If you have enjoyed our music, our blogs, our graphics, and our penchant for buggery this past year please tell a friend =)

Oh ya… HAPPY HOLIDAYS YOU WANKERS!

Which brings me to my next little bit…

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EPISODE 1 – Heater Rabbit

BUY THIS NOW

Many of you now realize our first single off our new album is out and ready for download off of Itunes, and through every other possible medium. I am sure many of you have already got it. However, as the Lagoon’ies sat around playing music and watching TV last night we got to thinking.

“What if release our new songs, our new album, one by one, as a stream of music.”

I posted the idea to twitter, and facebook, and almost instantly we got a lot of positive feedback.

So… Starting today and until we finish the production of the album we will be releasing songs as they are finished.

It will be a live stream via our blog, facebook, myspace, email list and most certainly twitter.

So please enjoy, Episode I – Heater Rabbit Get it on Itunes here

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Lagoon Featured Model #1 – Juliana Pfeffer

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You can find more pictures on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/lagoonband

We are going to keep a collection of ALL the models there for your enjoyment; for everyone’s enjoyment.

We will be featuring one model per week until we run out of models… or weeks.

Thank you very much Juliana for taking such incredible pictures. Thanks to Vanessa Athens @VanessaAthens for putting this together, and to Hansel Tsai for your photography skills. If you like the tee-shirt… well too bad, we sold out of those tank tops in concert. Ha. But you can check our store for frequently updated merchandise, and if you want the old SEAFOAM shirt you can get them from Café Press here: Cafe Press

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Wrapped in mystery, shrouded in the night, The Hawk.


We are so incredibly excited that The Hawk from @Thehawkshow and @realsunsetstrip is coming out from LA to be in our music video. The video will be filming in early January thanks to @gustavecadet , and we will be using our new single “Heater Rabbit.”

If you have not heard about it, check out the Hawk Show Wednesday’s at 12am EST 9pm PST live over the Internet, complete with band interviews and talk show style hilarity… Actually… it’s beyond talk show… Thanks beautiful Internet and your complete lack of censorship, you make my soul happy.

http://www.thehawkshow.tv/

http://www.twitter.com/thehawkshow

http://www.facebook.com/thehawkshow

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A little story.

So last week I flew home to visit my parents. I know you’re thinking “aww cute he has parents.” But seriously, stop. The trip was actually wonderful. However, the flight home was not.

When you take Southwest Airlines you can get a good idea of who you are going to be flying with because… well… They line you up like cattle and herd you into the plane. So, when I saw 40 or so kids carrying musical instruments I knew that I was about to partake in a flight full of band camp students.

Normally I can sleep through anything, but the jingle of Nintendo DS games, the jubilant screams, and the kid next to me that only ate the cheese out of his Ritz crackers and then discarded the lifeless shells onto the floor, made it impossible for me to get any rest.

The one time I actually did dose off, I was suddenly shocked out of my repose by the feeling of hot chocolate streaming down my thigh. The young lady next to me had apparently lost her battle of “Mario Kart” and felt it necessary to wack her drink onto my leg.

Through a smile full of braces she professed, “I would have wiped it up, but you were asleep and I did not have a napkin.”

*Sigh*

My stop in Chicago was brief. The captain congratulated the band camp students. I sat shivering in my now extremely cold chocolate pants, and then my loud but musically inspired friends piled off the plane.

I don’t remember take off because I was asleep, but I do remember 10 minutes after when the man immediately in front of me began projectile vomiting. The smell alone made me a little queasy. And through eavesdropping, I found out the guy had a serious inner ear problem and this happens on every flight.

Here’s a good idea. Don’t fucking fly. Just like a scuba diver who cant swim, just don’t fucking fly.

When we landed there were paramedics waiting for the guy. This made me feel a little bad about cursing his name every 3 seconds, but… only a little…

So happy to be home.

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Shalom!

12
Dec
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Lagoon would just like to give a shout out to our friends and fans celebrating Chanukah. Seafoam says, “Shalom!”
Check out the art section and add Seafoam to your iPhone.

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Lagoon Update: Models, Videos, and Turtles oh my!

8
Dec
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Wowey, it’s been too long! Sorry I have not been writing as much… this whole “HOLY CRAP LIFE IS REALLY POUNDING IT TO YOU” thing is taking its toll on my creativity.

However, we have a lot of band related nuse… nuse? News? There we go.

LAGOON MODEL SHOOT

Sometimes friends of the band go out of their way to do something nice for us. We are lucky to have such an eclectic fan base.

Most recently, my good friend Vanessa Athens (@Vanessaathens) did something amazing… Truly amazing. Not only is she flying through Los Angeles’s ranks as the coolest person alive, but she spent a great deal of time putting together a Lagoon Photo Shoot using some of our Teeshirts and 15 of LA’s finest models. Needless to say, the band was blown away by not only the sheer number of photos (over 600), but also the effort and generosity Vanessa and all the models showed us.

Starting next week as a way to repay their hard work (before we are all sipping fine wine at a red carpet party), we will start featuring the models on all of our social networks. we will be tweeting pictures, and linking the rest to our facebook (www.facebook.com/lagoonband) and our blog, where you can view the entire collection.

So here’s a very special thanks to all of you:

Production Manager: Vanessa Athens www.vanessaathens.com

Photographer: Hansel Tsai www.hanseltsai.com

Angie Abana – Professional Editor & Model

Bahar Barkzi – Model

Bret Ford – Firefighter & Model

Chris Kovacs – Actor/Model

Daniel Conners – Actor/Model

Isaiah Lucas – Model

Juliana Pfeffer – Model

Kevin Sullivan – Professional Diver & Model

Lydia Muijen – Actress/Model

Mariel Gomsrud – www.gomsrudtwins.com/mariel

Melissa Temps – Model

Miranda Hazen – Model

Phoenix Skye – Model

Clinton Brandel – Model

Josh Duhon – Model

Vanessa Athens – Singer/Model/fucking amazing

Here’s a taste:

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Interested in getting yourself a SEAFOAM teeshirt? Go here =)

Interested in some of our “ONE OF A KIND” shirts, check out the store on our homepage: http://http://www.lagoononline.com/html/store.html

And stay tuned for all the featured model pics!

MARISA IS A TURTLE FREAK

As you know, or if you didn’t know you just don’t pay enough attention to us, Lagoon dedicates a great deal of its energy trying to raise awareness for the mistreatment of animals, well… Creatures in general. Recently, Marisa (@lagoonmarisa) went to Georgia to visit the Sea Turtle Center, which specializes in rehabilitating sick turtles. (www.georgiaseaturtlecenter.org)

Here are some pictures, look at their sweet faces:

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If you head over to their website you can learn about some of their patients, my favorite being 2007’s patient of the year named “Griffin”

Griffin was originally stranded off Daytona beach and was taken to the Volusia County Marine Science Center. He is unable to dive and can not eat on his own. After several weeks, the staff there decided that they would like to transfer him here to see if new eyes could help find the mystery problem. We received him, and after some initial xrays found he has a lot of gas in his GI tract, and treated him for a bacterial infection…”

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