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
Jessica Frease and her husband Ryan, our good friends, incredible designers and genius behind our Seafoam Mascot have been blessed with a gorgeous baby girl.
Please welcome, Vivian Poppy Frease.
Vivian was born January 15th, weighing 7lbs 2oz. She has also already designed at least three print ads at the ripe old age of 2 (days). There is, without a doubt, that this will be one of the most artistically talented humans that has ever been forged in a baby oven.
Jessica has been one of Lagoon’s greatest supporters, providing her wonderful artistic talents for some of our posters and creating our long time Mascot Seafoam. Please take a moment and check out her Website.
Thank you to East West Studio Lagoon Loves you
Hi. I am le tired. Doesn’t mean I’m not going to try for you. I will always try for you, my deer.
I am not going to lie, going into this I had no idea what to expect. I knew that was going to be on a “panel” (I was thinking supreme court). Luckily it was far more awesome with a lot less old politicians. The discussion portion of the night was followed up by a performance. I couldn’t think of anything more fulfilling. Shedding the wall between stage and fan in such a delegated way is brilliant.
It was difficult to gauge this performance on a normal scale. It was rather different. The oddity of talking to and interacting with other like minded bands BEFORE performing is something I’m not used to. In fact, talking about Lagoon’s social media strategy amongst anyone but my closest peers is something completely foreign to me.
I do have to say that I got an inkling of something special here. It seems that a number of performers, or even those who put on this show, were a little let down by the turn out. However, RockShop is certainly onto something, and as it grows (and I certainly hope they keep this up for a long time) ingraining new technology and means of communication within the panel and discussion section will add to validity to it all. It makes me excited for things to come.
I’ll Spock this shit and just say “The success of the many outweighs the success of the few.”
I recommend everyone take a second and get to meet the other performers. I don’t need to say much else but I implore you to take a look, dive into these other musicians lives. You’ll see a lot of similarities and hear a lot of great music.
Aaron Perrino (Of the Sheila Divine)
Lagoon ( YOU KNOW YOU LOVE IT)
Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling
I will include pictures from our set at the end, but for a more in-depth rundown, video footage, as well as an aggregate of the night’s blog reports check out Michael J Epstein’s blog you can also check out Georg Capalbo’s Flickr for some panel pictures )
Very Special Thanks to Charles McEnerney @wellroundedradi (for making me feel ok that I was a tad late to the panel) and Clay @mideastclub (We love the Middle East and Happy Birthday!)
Promo Video – Gustave destroys your soul
Gustave has decided to put our ugly faces to the test again and film us a Promo Video. For those of you who don’t know Gustave, he is the Manius (man+genius) that created our first video (Marisa and I also agree that he looks like a very huggable person).
Ok, I actually cant give you any more details on this project except that filming will start October 16th.
I am such a tease. Ahahahaha. Ok I’m not… I give it up pretty easily. You just have to ask… But not about the promo. I wont give that up. That’s my cherry. It’s my Promo Cherry. Wow, ok, not going down that road again… AGAIN!?!
(said like Rufio)
So, Lagoon is continuing its transition phase. David has been diligently working on our studio, and is looking forward to us not playing shows for a little bit. Sadly, that’s what the rest of us like to do, and that’s how we get to love all over you. Trust me, it will be worth it. It’s like a butterfly, we’re cocooning. My analogies today are horrible.
Oh, Also, it was my birthday this week. Yay. I’m 12 now. Here is a picture of my sister and my girlfriend eating a gigantic pineapple gummy bear.
F**king bats are awesome!
2010 Biology Nobel Prize
“A description of the sexual antics of the short-nosed fruit bat earned the award for Gareth Jones at Bristol University and collaborators in China. The team showed that females who performed oral sex on their mates copulated for longer”
First of all, what does a bat penis look like? Maybe that’s just where my mind goes first, but really, what does it look like. I guess it’s a good thing these are short nosed bats and not the long nosed variety. It might make that action a little more difficult, considering the strange contour of a little bat face.
“It is the first documented case of fellatio by adult animals other than humans to my knowledge, and opens questions about whether female animals can manipulate males via sexual activity, perhaps in this case to improve their chances of successful fertilisation,” Jones told the Guardian. He planned to demonstrate the behaviour at the ceremony using puppets.”
If everyone who discovered a strange sexual act then reenacted it using puppets was given a Nobel Prize half of california would have one. Think for one moment… Where would be the most inappropriate place to have puppet sex? Yep, you guessed it… A Nobel acceptance speech. Not only that, where do you get a Bat Puppet. Not only that, an anatomically correct Bat Puppet. Oh that’s right, YOU DON’T. so that means that this guy is going to fabricate a bat puppet and bat penis out of some sort of felt probably, which brings me back to my original problem: What does a G-ddamn bat penis look like!?
Ok, lets get on to some pictures. A couple of these photos might be doctored.
THANKS FOR THE BAT PICTURE JILL
A final, but potent quote:
Me: I need a quote for this week
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:
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…
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.”
So… Starting today and until we finish the production of the album we will be releasing songs as they are finished.
So please enjoy, Episode I – Heater Rabbit Get it on Itunes here
Lagoon Featured Model #1 – Juliana Pfeffer
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.