So, I know it’s been a while- some might say a long time. And it’s true… Sorry.
So what’s been going on?
We had a couple of shows… and if you missed it too bad… AHAHAH. It was great to play at the Middle East and the Cantab again.
On a completely unrelated side note:
My mom called me the other day (she does this frequently) and she asked how the show at the Cantab went. I said it went fine, Marisa (our drummer, nurrrr) played really well, we had a lot of fun, yada yada yada – essentially the exact same conversation I’ve had with my mom about every concert I’ve ever played.
Except… One thing… my mom made a comment about the name “ohhhh, Cantab that’s so clever.” I just nervously responded… Oh ya.. it’s so clever… At the time I had NO IDEA what she was talking about, or what the name Cantab could possibly be about.
Nope… not Can’t Ab.
OH I’m RETARDED CAN TAB.
Ok, Really. So what’s been going on?
You might wonder why we have been so quiet? It’s not really anything fun like Pat got cancer and died. It’s more regular run-of-the-mill stuff like pat ran away to Taiwan, or Tahiti, or Thailand (it’s something that starts with a T).
I wish I was joking, but he’s gone.
We considered calling the police until we saw he was still updating his facebook with pictures:
Then we realized that everything is normal, and that’s just Pat being Pat.
So, we have decided to take some time off- You know Lagoon, we never take time off *cough*- Until pat comes back. We THINK he’ll be popping through our door in a couple of weeks.
Then we are going to gear right up with another online concert! YAY INTERNETS!
Check this Ish Out!
Our friend and all around Stud , Gustave Cadet, set up a really awesome site featuring some amazing artists in all forms- an aggregate collection of interesting works.
I recommend you check it out. Now. No seriously. Right now. It’s a great way to lose some time!
If you don’t, you’re just another ne’er-do-well
SOME OF YOU MIGHT WONDER
What I have been concerning myself with over these last couple months – so here you go – all compiled in a neat little list.
1. I am ecstatic that the Cardinals finally got a QB that isn’t Matt Leinhart. I might actually consider picking up Fitzy on my fantasy team. YES FANTASY IS CLOSE.
2. I just noticed that they finally raised the debt ceiling – politics aside – WHAT THE FUCK TOOK YOU SO LONG
3. I read somewhere that they have been making headway in the treatment of Down ’s syndrome. That’s right, the TREATMENT. I thought that was amazing, and proof we are almost exactly like mice.
4. 3 of my orchids are blooming, and I couldn’t be happier. I would have made this #3 but seeing 3. 3 next to each other was really confusing, and I hate typing out the world three. DAMINT. DAAA MINT.
5. I just heard that Red Wine can prevent sunburn… This is not a joke, and explains why my girlfriend heals so quickly from being a lobster.
6. Marisa and I won the B league softball Bronze level championship. I have the mug to prove it.
7. From what I can gather, David is still president and CEO of awesome- but polls show that Ron Perlman is gaining steadily in popularity.
8. Pat really is not in the US, while he is gone I’ve been storing cat feces in his room and the smell has actually IMPROVED.
9. I’ve been collecting cat feces.
Damn It Cohagen
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
Hi friends. What a week. I mean WHAT A WEEK. I love you Saturday. You make every other day seem so inadequate. Just like… I’ll leave that analogy at that.
So how are you? You get that “thing” removed yet?
Hi. We decided that going until JUNE to play our next show was far too long. So, we booked another shin-dig at the Cantab lounge for Friday April 23rd.
I apologize for @lagoonmarisa’s inability to take pictures
The show details are not nailed out. I will be making a facebook event group with all that fabulous stuff, so come join us. Like last time, expect a small packed bar that is very loud with poor sound quality, cheap drinks, and men that comment on how the color of your scarf looks like “pussy.” Luckily I wasn’t offended. Actually nothing offends me anymore. Except people that wear too much perfume, that is horribly offensive. MY BURNING OLFACTORIES.
I do not understand the buzz about this. It is missing basic hardware, and falls into some gray zone between a computer and a book reader? To be honest, I think Apple really doesn’t care. They know they can release a quasi-cool item and every hipster will buy one as a coffee table accent. Now, granted, it’s neat, it’s sleek, it’s fast, it does what it is supposed to do well (which most Microsoft/windows based items simply cannot say), but does anyone NEED it?
There is an argument to be made here that hipsters simply NEED Apple devices to survive. Some medical documents (published by the AMA) have suggested that Hipsters blood is part Apple, called Iblood. Like vampires they simply cannot survive without being surrounded by and in constant contact with Apple devices. Side effects of this condition are easy to spot: Shrinkage of jeans, Ironic facial hair growth, Pompous attitude, plaid, neon sunglasses, and no testicles. Removal of these individuals from their environment will often kill them, or in some cases cause them to vomit from awkwardness when they realize, blatantly, that they are simply devoid of any real creativity, and have just been following a trend.
Here is what Apple, or someone ( I don’t care) needs to create:
“The tricorder incorporates several sensor clusters, multi-channel communications assemblies, and multiple databank modules. Encompassing visual displays and standard graphic touch pad interface, it provides easy means for on the spot archive retrieval, the recording of away mission events, and constant scientific measurements including biological, geographical or meteorological. Tricorders could also be used for tasks such as recording time trials or interfacing with starship systems such as forcefield controls. They are also capable of playing holographic messages and feature a built in universal translator”
(It takes a different breed of nerd to write this shit up, don’t get me wrong, I love it, I love Star Trek, but good lord you gotta be nerdy)
Now, I know most of these technologies do not exist, but I KNOW for a fact, with current technology they could make the laptop, the digital camera and the cell phone obsolete with one device. The specs on even an Iphone would make my first computer look ridiculous. So Apple, stop fucking around, stop releasing intermediate luxury buttpuff devices, make the Ieverything and turn us all into hipsters.
This week’s Featured Model: Irony
Instead of doing this week’s model, I am just going to post more pictures of Hipsters.
Come join us on things with other stuff in it:
OH MY IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG!
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?
WE’RE MOVING…. NOT FAR…. NOT BACK TO TUCSON
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:
HOLY SH*T PEOPLE ACTUALLY DID THAT?
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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A Match Made in Heaven
Wowey Wow, We have been so fortunate to have such amazing people believe in us. @thehawkshow and @gustavecadet have both helped us take our musaks to the video level, and now our long time “Seafoam” designer has agreed to help us to make a series of new tee-shirts, as well as this amazing poster for our upcoming show at Cantab Lounge February 19th.
Jessica Frease is an extremely talented graphic designer and artist that has worked with a number of companies including Reebok, The Cartoon Network, and Trader Joes. If you’re a Lagoon fan you have certainly seen her work in the many, many faces of our beloved mascot Seafoam (click the pictures to see them):
For more of her work, and information about this incredible person, check out her site at www.hotfreshnow.com
We cannot express how excited and thankful we are to have such a talented person on board with us. Check out the sweetness of this poster (Iphone wallpaper, .pdf, and desktop wallpaper versions are available on our site at : Art Gallery )
I guess this is a perfect lead in to the next, and completely unexpected (haha), portion of this blog. Which is this week’s Featured Lagoon Model. Thank you again Jessica, for creating Seafoam, the lovable man-eating bone-shattering mascot of Lagoon.
Lagoon Featured Model: Kevin Sullivan
I think Kevin is the perfect featured model for this week. He looks quite warm in his beanie, and the fact that is something like 10 degrees out… well… it just works. Actually sometimes I don’t understand my own logic. This might be one of those times *sigh*. I love this first picture. It seems, like Chuck Norris, Kevin possesses the ability to kick a man’s soul.
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 Kevin! these photos are awesome! Best of luck to you in 2010
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 (a Jessica Frease design) you can get them from Café Press here: Cafe Press
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