A new approach
Hi friends, it’s good to see you. Happy they finally let you out.
Time to make love to the Internet
No, I did not say “ON” the internet, so your hopes of seeing some sort of Lagoon incestual dance is not going to happen. And seriously, get checked out. You’re sick.
We have decided that we are going to start streaming live concerts from our Studio in Boston MA (want to know more about the studio? Go here )
WHY you might ask? A few reasons…
1. Because we can- the technology is there, and we found a way to get GREAT live sound (it’s a secret) – Also Ustream allows us to do this for free with multiple camera angles.
2. Everyone can join us – literally everyone
3. We hope to expand this show to more acts, have other local artists
Pretty cool eh?
Let’s go over some details.
This show is going to be Friday May 27th at 9pm EST broadcasting LIVE from Lagoon’s Tornado Shelter in Boston MA on our Ustream Site (There’s not much up there now except a test – and someone was a little out of tune)
We will also probably be drinking… Wait… Not probably… We will also be drinking, so this is going to be an overall fun time.
I’ll update you all closer to the show, and David is going to be designing a stellar poster.
Time to make love to the Middle East
Not sure how you want to interpret that headline, but… The Middle East is an awesome club in Cambridge. We love playing there.
We figured since we’re doing an internet show we should ALSO do a live show. We don’t want you to think we are going soft.
Here are some tentative details (the date is set in stone):
Where: The Middle East in Cambridge
When: Thursday June 30th
Why: Because it’s been too damn long.
This will be our first concert since our 3rd album released…. Wait… You did know our third album came out right? Well if you didn’t, please go buy it. I am not going to fluff around, it’s the only reason why we exist on this earth (link/picture goes to itunes, but it’s on every other site imaginable just search Lagoon Gemini).
We hope to see you there, and… Again… We’ll update you with the full list of bands, and a sweet ass poster soon.
Why do some states hate us?
We, as a band, love to track our site statistics. We have had enormous success with our homepage in hits, downloads (our first two albums and previews of our third are free), and even the blog… this blog… the exact same one you are reading.
However, recently we have noticed a disturbing trend.
Certain states just don’t like our website ( I had to reference a map since I’m Stoopid):
Some of these states I can fully understand- like Delaware which is not really a state
Also Kansas – cows can’t type- Arkansas for the same reason.
The one that really bothers me… Nevada!? Really? C’mon… We’ve played shows there; we’ve gambled and hooked there. Just bothers me.
Half of Indonesia has clicked on our website, but we can’t even get all of America. I feel like a failure. Know of anyone who lives in these crapholes? Get them to click on our site, and I wont call their home a craphole.
Old Picture – New Fun
My sister, Marisa (the damn drummer in this band), went back to our hometown last week and scanned a whole bunch of old photos. Nothing good can come of this.
Let me present to you my ~10 year old self:
Maybe it’s just me… But I did not reminisce when I saw this. I did not question where I was, or who took the picture. I did not even comment on my impressive watch…
The only think I could think of was….
The internet has changed me.
For those of you who don’t know, and if you don’t know this shit by now it’s really a shame, @Davidtornado our lead singer is also the mastermind behind all the designs on our website, posters, tee-shirts… everything except Pat’s wardrobe.
The band has been together since 2003, that’s 8 years of shows, that’s a shit ton of posters.
So we decided to dig some old ones up, and feature them on the blog and the facebook (full gallery in the facebook)
NO OFFENSE LARRY
Can you believe it? No, honestly, can you?
It has been exactly two years since we broke ground (and wind) on our third album, and now it is DONE. Phew!
Clicking on the picture above goes directly to itunes, but you might prefer any of the following:
Ahahah, our music is on Zune. Sorry… We really are pulling out all the stops.
This was an endeavor to say the least, we are so happy to have it done, and so excited to get it to you.
Right now this is only a digital release, so make sure to pick up a copy of the liner notes off our website – for free of course – what kind of asses would charge for liner notes- that’s like sitting down to a fancy dinner and having to buy a napkin.
Please let us know what you think, let us know what you love, what you hate, and what you want to see more of.
That’s the good news….
What about the great news?!?
No I don’t have a goiter… And that is not great…. What the F is wrong with you?
The great news is that we have already lined up album #4 which we will start recording in August – So all your feedback we’re going to use to tailor this album, hone it in, draw our sites, hit our mark, nail it on the head… You get it.
Also, if you were wondering, we are not going to call the new album Apollo- Nothing against the lord of the sun (dont want to anger him).
Some of you might wonder why it’s been so long since I’ve written anything. It’s pretty simple: I wanted to make sure I addressed you when I had something substantial, something meaningful.
It’s hard sometimes – the life we have chosen. It has such incredible peaks followed by the lowest of lows (read over the past blogs on this site and you can see for yourself). However, every time we’ve felt we were on the brink, about the lose it all, something comes along and pushes us forward… has to be something to that?
Thank you to all our fans that have made this worth it. I hope you know that all our work goes to you, we just want to make you happy, and blast your ear drums with glory.
On a completely unrelated note, my March Madness Bracket is so F’ed. Even without playing tonight’s championship game, David has claimed victory:
NO OFFENSE LARRY
Lagoon is getting ready to release our 3rd self-released album. Here’s a sneak preview of the art. The name of the album is Gemini.
The concept is duality of self.
Here I have depicted a midnight meeting of a hare and a fox, each representing contrasting aspects of human nature. The black bars across the animals eyes is meant to convey a couple of things. First, traditionally this is a method of concealing ones identity, even though clearly we can see that the fox ix a fox and the hare is a hare. (So, no matter how we disguise our true selves, others can still see who we are) Secondly, it implies that both the fox and the hare cannot see each other. (This is a bit more esoteric, but basically, this could be interpreted as either acceptance or denial, i.e. looking past our collective flaws.)
Much aligned with many of the lyrics of the record, the art is a visual narrative of the struggle between what we are, how we see ourselves, how others see us and how we think others see us.
So after a nice spurt of shows to keep up our performing acumen, and about 200 too many whiskeys , we are taking another brief hiatus to finish the third album. Things are cruising, and after the success of our 4 song USB, we are even MORE excited to get you new material. (We still have some USBs left if you want one: www.lagoononline.com)
UPDATE: Our new single, Heater Rabbit, should be out very soon. We have had some delays getting it to Cdbaby.com (which does our digital distribution) but it will be up on itunes shortly…
Oh and also, the content for the rest of this blog might offend some readers… I tend to do that often… I mean, I offend everyone at least once in my life. Like today I told a friend I was going to take a dump in her mail slot. I said MAIL SLOT. Jeez.
Speaking of Whiskey
For those of you who follow us on twitter, and facebook, you will certainly know that before our last concert we decided to do a Whiskey Drinking Contest between David (@davditornado) and Marisa (@lagoonmarisa)… This proved to be an interesting problem for a few reasons
1.) we all participated in the drinking
2.) we had a show that same night which turned into a sloppy mush fest by the end
3.) Marisa cannot hold her liquor.
Now, we wanted to leave it up to our listeners, readers, Lagoony fans to decide who won the contest. Therefore, we bring you this video.
Who do you think won?!?!?!?
Ok, On to Some Fun
Just because it is an amazing photo, and I believe all the world should see this again-and-again I bring you this:
Now, I know what you are thinking… Where in the world do I get boots that awesome!!!! But no… honestly… I have happened across a number of photos that beg the question “What is going on here.” This leads me to my next segment….
What the hell is going on here!?!
At first glance the line of beautiful women might entrance you… then you happen across gigantic plushy vegetables? Uh… what the hell is going on here? And this appears to be in front of a number of extremely high-end stores…
Now, I am all for a knitted suit. In fact, I have three or four knitted suits, which I wear weekly. But a knitted suit with a sewn on penis? That’s new to me. What purpose does this penis server? Is it there for aesthetic purposes or… perhaps is there another meaning? What the hell is going on here?
This is an interesting product. This is obviously an ad for… well… what? Something that smashes your face into that scary pig nose face you made at your mom when you were a kid. I have no idea… What the hell is going on here? But… anyone of you who can translate the price of these goods mind telling me? I might want to pick one up… or four.
This speaks for itself… Well the testicles speak for themselves… this is the best costume ever.
Until next time, here is pat (@lagoonpmac) playing an extended mandolin song with a close-up of his face. Enjoy…