Lagoon Update: FINALLY, Man-Made Awesome, News… and Stuff



So… what happened?

Well, a couple things:

1. I went on a fatcation. That’s slightly different from a vacation; you replace all other physical activities with eating.

2. @davidtornado broke the blog. I would be mad at him but he was trying to make it better. And by better, I mean he was going to implement a poop colored theme. Sawweeeeetttttt.

I have missed you so much. What have you been up to? Hahaha, like you can actually talk back to me. I feel like you’re the type of person that also names their soap. How’s Charlie… you know… Charlie your soap bar?



So after 2 years in our current home we decided to vacate. As sad as it might be… All of the Lagoonies will not be living together. @Davidtornado and his wonderful wife Heidi are headed to the quaint and hip locale of Jamaica Plain. Me, @lagoonmarisa, and @macpattys are headed to the boisterous party central area near the BU campus (I expect Pat and I to be drinking nothing but $2.50 PBR’s for the next year or two).

Looks like we are going to start up playing shows again in June after the album is done…

Wait… did you catch that…

I said DONE.

So, although you might think we have been slowly drowning ourselves in malt, liquor and any combination of the two, we have actually been working steadily on the album. We only have ONE SONG left to record and send off to LA.

If you are wondering about the process… let me explain. We record the songs. We send the tracks to my good friend Jeff in Hollywood, who then rubs himself all over them. Finally we master them, and they come out sounding like our last two singles: New Singles

Here is a photo of Jeff in action:



So, this section of the blog was inspired by  watching the national geographic channel in flannel pants. I happened to flip to this amazing documentary called “Wild China.” All I can say is, “WOW.” Aside from the awesome wrinkly old dude who uses sparrow-nesting omens to plant his rice crop, there was an insane visual representation of the Great Wall.

Uh… over 8,000 kilometers built by hand. For a second ( a brief second), I was so utterly disgusted by my own milkshake drinking laziness that a popped out of my couch groove. As I grew faint from the violent way I disrupted by posture, I began to wonder about what other fantabulous things people have built?

#4 Angkor Wat?

Why it’s cool?

Built initially in 1113BC this thing is old, I mean… even older than @davidtornado. Not only that, the towers look like penises or boobs. Anything that can look kinda like a penis and kinda like a boob has to be awesome.


What was it?

Part city capital- part religious center-all awesome.

What is it now?

A place to take your snot nosed kids… as long as you are willing to brave Cambodia, malaria filled mosquitoes, and 600,000 other tourists.

#3 The Acropolis

Why it’s cool?

First settled in 5000 BC, it houses one of my favorite structures: The Parthenon. This gigantic marble structure was built to honor Athena. She is so awesome… She popped out of Zeus’s head fully armed, and even gave birth a child through her leg. Immaculate? Oh ya.

What was it?

Aside from having the most awesome name on the list, this hilltop was the cultural center of Athens Greece, the modern day equivalent to say… well Capitol Hill minus the partisan assholes it now harbors. Yes that was a political slight… in some way. Err, ok…

What is it now?


This wonderful Show went on from 1989 to 1992 (and this is not a joke).

Here’s a brief synopsis:

 Papa departs on a visit to his beloved Greece, but his heart stays behind in Melbourne, Australia. Rather than entrust his beloved Acropolis café to his only son, Jim, he insists on putting someone more sensible in charge. Jim’s pal, Ricky, has brains – he’s been a College student! But even Ricky can’t restrain Jim from going ahead with a great new plan… Jim wants to make the Acropolis the ‘in’ place to be seen – resulting in a goldmine, mate! He renovates and renames all that’s left of Papa’s quiet domain, except his trusted waiter, Memo, who’s the epitome of the Greek male. “Acropolis Now” is born. But where are the yuppies? Family and friends are still dropping in for the occasional free meal. Ricky can’t see any profits, and Jim can’t get away from his other inheritance – being Greek.

#2 The Pyramids at Giza

Why is it cool?

It’s a big fucking Triangle, or Pyramid rather. It’s big… It’s pointy. How cool is that though. Honestly, so cooooool. Some things are just better when they are big. Yuck Yuck.


What was it?

It was a place for my ancestors to die, and for Egyptians to pay homage to pharaohs. It’s funny to think that now-a-days, when people die, we either burn them or chuck em in the ground in a box.

Sad, no one is going to build you a GIGANTIC STONE PYRAMID are they? Imagine if people starting building your tomb the day you were born. Thousands of slaves working and smoothing limestone blocks. Uh… That is such a very odd thought.

Also imagine getting buried with all your worldly possessions? A chamber full of old video games and unused Kayak racks. It sucks even more for the people who outlive you: No inheritance, no extra goats, no extra wives. I am not going to lie, that would work in preventing trust-fund babies like my landlords from being born.

What is it now?

Same shit, different day. No honestly, it’s amazingly well preserved. I am starting to think my answer to “what is it now” is going to be the same for all of these. IT’S A DAMN TOURIST ATTRACTION. Nice category Jake… grr..

#1 Chichén Itzá

Why is it cool?

The coolest thing about Chicken Pizza, aside from being gigantic and stone, is that it was where the Mayans sacrificed humans. Lets just go down our list of awesomeness shall we?

Gigantic – Check
Man-Made – Check
Killed Humans – Check
Played games with their heads – Check
Hidden in the Jungle- Check
Panthers – Check
Mel Gibson movie made about it? – Check


What was it?

Part temple, part city, this place was fed water year round by converging underground rivers. Until… you know, when the Mayans decided to fly off in their space ship and make stupid predictions about the future that would ultimately lead to John Cusack playing a lead roll in an action film. I am sure if they realized that was going to happen, it would have been more like 2212. Long after John was dead.

What is it now?

No longer as awesome, because it has been associated with John Sucksack.

So, dont leave me, please…. baby… dont… DONT LEAVE ME

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Lagoon Update: The Taco Bell Formula, Mini-news, Featured Model Bret Ford


Well hello sexy sexy people. Hopefully you are still digesting our recent new releases. So far we have gotten great feedback on both the new song, and the new video. Except for Gargamel, who exclaimed he would rather “eat a smurf.” Oh well, cant win them all.

Oh ya… SHOW TOMORROW (Friday, 19th 2010) at Cantab Lounge. I think my liver is ready. I think my liver is ready. I think my liver is ready… More info on the facebook

Also, David has been feeling lonely on his twitter, so add him please @davidtornado. He loves everyone all the time.

Ok, lets rock and roll.

Taco Bell Formula


(Yes, because adding ANOTHER MEAL is what America needs right now)

I am sure that everyone realizes Taco Bell is doing little more than rearranging about 6 ingredients into “new” formations and feeding it back to the general public. Its odd to think that this works but it does (what could be wrong with meat, beans, tortillas salt and cheese?). This is not exactly a pioneering feat. In fact, there are several other, well, systems, which employ what I would like to call the “Taco Bell Formula

#4 Cell Phones and Personal Computers


Don’t get me wrong, the Iphone is arguably the best phone-taco out there, but soon (very soon) there will be an innumerable amount of comparable beef and beans available on the market. All you need is a healthy mix of megapixels, touch screens, wifi, 3g, Internet browsing, applications, and you got yourself a Taco Bell Formula.

This sounds a lot like what happened with PC computers.  Sure there are gaming tacos and business tacos. There are net-tacos and sleek tacos. But, like the Gordita- that spongy beautiful creation- computers are the same taco filling just in a fancy shell. OH, but our beef is a LITTLE better this year. OH, our cheese is sooooo much smoother. OH, Our beans will serve YOUR specific purpose. Oh… wait… I’m still eating a taco.

#3 Social Networking


Facebook, Taco. LinkedIn, Taco. Myspace, gross ass Taco. Twitter, well.. A smaller portion Taco without meat, but still a taco. There are a few features you need to connect humans together in an online medium: status updates, biographies, profile pictures, friending mechanism, and search function. THAT’S IT. I want to know if the domain is taken. If not, I hope you will all join me on pooptacofriends where we can share our steamy piles of refried beans together.

(It’s almost sad. I have only gotten through two taco bell formulas and I am already re-using ingredients in my analogies. OH WAIT, that’s the point).

#2 Politics


This has Taco written all over it. You have heard the same political catch phrases your entire life. You have heard the same political promises your entire life, not very mavericky is it?

Big government or little government?
Taxes or no taxes?
Death penalty or not death penalty?
Abortion or no abortion?
Guns or no guns?
Gays or no gays (marriage)?
Religion or no religion?
More military, less military?

How would you like your taco? Step forward to the next window to vote.

Sounds like a combination of meat and cheese to me; outmoded ideas, in a progressive time. Forgive my mini-rant, but It seems we are only presented with the choice of super mild or and super spicy sauce. Chances are 90% of us prefer something in the medium range.

#1 Every Song on the Radio

Most modern pop music is a simple combination of 4 chords, or beans, or poop… Popularly known as the “Axis of awesome.” This is most easily shown to you by… well… this video… (for people viewing this on you’ll have to click the link. Sorry)

Pretty amazing. Do you find it unnerving that you have been spoon-fed formulaic music the same as you have been, well, “tortilla” fed Taco Bell? Scary. This goes without saying that I really love some of these songs. It’s just a sad realization that they are practically the same.

Some months ago, I spent about an hour on the phone with a AR guy at a record company.  He was familiar with our music, and had listened to our stuff online. His only criticism was that we were not employing the Taco Bell Formula.

“Some of your songs are almost 6 minutes! The names of your songs are too weird. Some of the arrangements are a bit strange”

His advice was to completely re-tool our formula, Taco-it up a little…Uh… No thanks?  We like naming our songs weird things (the next single will be called ”Pansy baby farts”).

As a band, we have always simply played what we hear in our mind, and in our heart. We have no “agenda” in mind. We are not, in anyway, making songs from a recipe with beans and cheese. So, here’s a promise, we will never be another Taco.  Suck it pop music.  Anyway, you guys seem to like it just fine.

Lagoon Featured Model: Bret Ford

Welcome to this weeks Lagoon Featured Taco, err.. I mean Model section. Actually, I’m quite kidding because Bret is far from a taco. These were some of the best pictures from the shoot. Clearly this first one is my favorite, the guy looks like Zeus. Strike that man down.



You can find more pictures on our facebook

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

We will be featuring one taco per week until we run out of tacos… or beans.

All jokes aside, Thank you so much Bret for doing this. Your photos were awesome.

Thanks again to Vanessa Athens @VanessaAthens for putting this together, and to Hansel Tsai for your photography skills.

Check our storefor frequently updated merchandise, and if you want the SEAFOAM shirt (a Jessica “ Rad Taco” Frease design) you can get them from Café Press here: Cafe Press

Lagoon, not a taco, since 2003.

Wait… so you just incase you haven’t had enough Lagoon ranting or blatant taco jokes here is all the varieties you can shake your stick at, err… shake “a” stick at. STOP SHAKING YOUR STICK.

(No tacos were hurt in the making of this blog, but they were referenced over 45 times…. And right now, @lagoonmarisa is counting to make sure that is an accurate statement…. just in case… taco taco taco taco taco)

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Lagoon Update: SHOW, You like to blog? New Stuff and Featured Model Vanessa Athens!!!


Hi friends, Wow… This has been a pretty crazy couple weeks for lagoon. Lets just jump in.

In Case You Live Under a Rock

Before we get onto the NEW NEW stuff, here is what happened this week.  Episode II – This Life Owes You Nothing is out in Itunes. This song is in stark contrast to our first release. I hope you enjoy this melodic lovemaking session (just click the image and you’ll FLY to itunes, it will even open it up for you, the only thing it won’t do is wipe your butt… only @lagoonmarisa will do that).


Well… In case that wasn’t enough… Also this week our first professional music video was released… Thank you to everyone who was in it… You guys were great! It really made the video something incredible. Very special thank you to @gustavecadet for his incredible directing skills, as well as @thehawkshow for flying out from LA to be in the video…

Well… without further delay and (in case you did not see it already) here is the video!

Lagoon “Heater Rabbit” from Tornado 72 on Vimeo.

(I have been getting word that SOME PEOPLE cannot view the vimeo site… well… aside from lagoon purchasing you a new computer and/or updating your browser for you, we have also hosted our video on the lawless romp that is Youtube )

Extension to our fans (who can write stuff,  unlike me apparently)

We love our fans. I can safely say we have the coolest and most talented fans imaginable. If you go to our homepage you will notice in our press section we have links to a featured number of our fan blogs. Needless to say, that section of our site is a bit… well… Outdated. As our fan base grows, evolves, gets prettier, I just wanted to remind any blogger that Lagoon will be happy to link your blog on our homepage.

What you gotta do?

Blog anything about Lagoon then email us at Band [at] Lagoononline [dot] com

(A hint to those of you who malfunction: please replace [at] and [dot] with their appropriate counterparts or the email will go somewhere really strange. Probably Pandora, that evil planet in Avatar or to your grandma’s inbox and all prepostions will be replaced with “Shitfuck”)

Ideas: Review a new song, review the video, just mention us, or make a lagoon action figure, make a lagoon inspired pasta dish, dress up as David, dress down as Pat, cross-dress as Marisa, catch and shave a cat, or pose nude in front of a mirror with the words “lagoon” written on you belly.

What do you get in Return?

A link on our homepage that generates nearly 1500 hits a day,  and a feature in our own blog… This very blog… The one you are reading now.

Why the hell are you doing this?

I scratch your butt, you scratch mine… I mean back… Ok I meant butt. I love having my butt scratched… BUTT SCRATCHA!? BUTT SCRATCHA!?


Wait… what? We actually have to play shows again!?!? Ha. Recording the album and making the music video has completely destroyed the time we have for playing shows. Unfortunately, for a musician, that’s  where most the fun occurs. So, just to get back into the swing of things (we gotta ease into it, wouldn’t want to break a hip) we are going to play a nice show with our good friends “The Narrow Channels” at a small grungy underground lovehole that is Cantab Lounge.


Friday February 19th, 2010

Cantab Lounge

738 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 354-2685


We are playing one set, pretty short one, then we are going to drink the night away with everyone. Oh, isn’t life grand? ISNT IT!? This is more like a party than a concert. ha.

Oh, and how can I NOT post this sweet poster again in the blog:


(a Jessica Frease design)


This is a very very very special featured model. Vanessa is the one that actually put together this shoot for us. She is an extremely talented singer and writer. I urge to take a look at her website and get to know all things that are Vanessa Athens. Oh… And she’s hot too (Vanessa is one of those talented hot people that make the rest of our genetics look we were created from pond water and fecal matter).



You can find more pictures on our facebook

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.

Lagoon LOVES Vanessa. We really do. You have done more for us than we could have possibly imagined.

Thanks again to Vanessa Athens @VanessaAthens for putting this together, and to Hansel Tsai for your photography skills.

Check our storefor frequently updated merchandise, and if you want the SEAFOAM shirt (a Jessica Frease design) you can get them from Café Press here: Cafe Press


I know what you are thinking… Jake… this blog is already over!??! WHY!??! I cant get enough. Well… let me just tell you… we have “enough” to give you… SO TAKE IT… Ya.. you like that… TAKE IT AND SHUT UP… you tell anyone about this i’ll kill you.

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Lagoon Update: News, Five Things That Should Never Exist IRL, Featured Model: Mariel Gomsrud


Normally I don’t like to write blogs with any sort of theme. Those of you who read this are used to my frenetic and completely random style of “mind dump” I usually force upon you. This blog will be no different. Ha. What… did you actually think I would change? I WONT CHANGE FOR YOU OK!?


We got some great news. The second song in our stream of new music has been sent in to our digital distributor. Should be a few weeks or so, then WHAMMO it will be up on itunes, Amazon, and all that jazz. I think most of you will be pleasantly surprised at the different direction this song takes from our first Episode (Heater Rabbit). This song, entitled “This Life Owes You Nothing,” will showcase more of a slower/melodic sound that Lagoon fans will recognize from our first album graduation (which is free for download on our site here).

Our 5th song on the album, “Straw Thief,” is just about done being recorded, and is headed to LA for some loving this week, then on to be mastered


Those of you who are waiting patiently… oh sooo patiently, in regards to the progress of the music video, we promise we will update you the second we know anything. Until then… Wait… and cry.  ahahahha kidding… that would be sad… But let me say this… It’s going to be sooner rather than later… Much sooner.

Five Things I am Happy Do Not Exist

I was watching Star Wars II – The Crap Wars last night in a semi-drunken stupor and I let my imagination roam. I really, for a moment, wished that I could have a light saber. I imagined the limitless applications for such a device: slicing ham, heating up a latte, opening a coconut, shaving, marble sculpting. However, I soon realized that most people, well EVERYONE without proper Jedi training would surely murder him or herself  in short order. So…I asked myself this… “What, besides lightsabers, am I extremely happy do not exist.”

5. Ceti Eels – From Ceti Alpha 5, or was it 6?

No one likes a mind controlling brain parasite, and I venture to believe that Ceti Eels from Star Trek II – Wrath of Khan are the worst. They burrow through your ear into your brain, and eat all the stemmy mushy goodness available, not before you perform any order your master bids you.


Anything good about them?

Yes, actually. Lets say you have an unruly younger sister and you want her to stop playing Jonas brothers and painting your dog’s toenails. You just hold her down, drop a worm in her ear and PRESTO, she takes all of you orders… until the worm matures and she dies. But until then…

If they did exist, how would I get rid of them?
For this section I will defer to a blog I found regarding the removal of mind controlling brain parasites:  Get rid of your mind controlling brain parasites

4. The Rabbit – From Monty Pythons Quest for the Holy Grail

I still believe that this is one of the funniest scenes in movie history; a tiny, cute, furry rabbit completely RAVAGES fully armed knights by decapitating them. Hilarious… but… would I want such a creature to actually exist? No.


Anything good about them?

I really cant think of anything. I am sure they would find some useful applications in the war against terror. But aside from that, they would completely screw up the food chain. Rabbits eating eagles? Ok… Ya… Exactly.

If they did exist, how would I get rid of them?

The easiest way to depart a man-eating rabbit is by the use of a Holy Hand Grenade. Some other treatments, such as modern poisons, only seem to anger the beasts.

3. “Syncing” -From Avatar

For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, I am going to spoil some things for you. Stop reading if you care.

There is something so intimate about pulling out your ponytail, exposing your wavy gross tentacles and connecting it to something else completely foreign. Wait… Intimate? I meant gross. The last thing I would want is my personal ideas being uploaded to the ‘Tree of Collective Thoughts’… Uh… I would be banned from the community almost instantly. I know what you are thinking and YES, apparently the lanky smurf creatures actually use “syncing” to have sex, but that scene was banned from the movie (Banned Avatar Scene article)


Anything good about it?

Sure. You control or a horse, or a gigantic bat thing. Great. Wow. I would rather have a car, and an airplane. At least a car doesn’t understand how I feel emotionally, and the whole community doesn’t realize that it was me who took a dump in his hammock the night before.

If they did exist how would we get rid of them?

Apparently you gotta blow up the big life tree thing. Get a crazy scarred up general to help you.

2. That Heart Ripping Dude from Indian Jones – Temple of Doom

When I first saw this I was a kid, and I had nightmares for weeks. Just the idea of a crazy shaman guy suspending you from a metal cage and tearing your heart out… There is nothing more creepy.


Anything good about it?

Actually, I could imagine some amazing applications in medicine. You can remove a heart with almost ZERO blood loss, perform surgery while it’s still beating and just… Well stick it back in. Other than that, it’s all fucking evil.

If they did exist how would we get rid of them?

Luckily Indy took care of this guy by throwing him off a bridge, but seeing as though he is mortal, I would assume a gunshot would work. You just have to get to him, past his thousands upon thousands of insane heart-hungry followers.

1. Mordor- In General

Mount Doom, Fire, Orcs, and the embodiment of everything evil. In a modern world it would certainly be a place where no one could visit, a breeding ground for brainwashed citizens, a factory for world ending weapons… Wait… This is starting to sound a lot like North Korea but with a gigantic glowing fire eye.. However, I bet Sauron, unlike Kim Jong Il, was not able to get 11 holes in one… Yes… They do claim that. Yes… I do have a link: Kim Jong Il gets 11 Aces


Anything good about it?

Actually, considering it is a constantly erupting volcano, you could probably create a supermassive geothermal power plant on mount doom. I know… it’s a stretch, but what else can come from a hellish desolate area like North Korea, I mean Mordor.

If it did exist, how would you destroy it?

First you need a few more things to actually exist (Hobbits, rings of power, etc…) but once you had those it could be done pretty easily with a helicopter.

Lagoon Featured Model: Mariel Gomsrud

Oh the models keep coming! ahhh! For the love of Seafoam. Oh just kidding. We love you models. This is Mariel, she also has a great site with more of her pictures, as well as, some feature she has been in. Check it out… oh ya… for you guys… she has a TWIN.


You can find more pictures on our facebook
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 Mariel for… well just being beautiful… so thank your parents? well no, because it was you who took these pictures. So thank you.

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

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)

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







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 (, 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 =)


Which brings me to my next little bit…



EPISODE 1 – Heater Rabbit


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



Lagoon Featured Model #1 – Juliana Pfeffer




You can find more pictures on our facebook page at

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





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.



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.”


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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Lagoon Update: Whiskey Contest Results (video), Strange Strange Pictures


Hi friends!


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:

UPDATE: Our new single, Heater Rabbit, should be out very soon. We have had some delays getting it to (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…

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