Lagoon Featured Model: Isaiah Lucas

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LAGOON FEATURED MODEL: Isaiah Lucas

I am not going to lie. I screwed up a little. I forgot the MODEL in the last blog. So… I got to thinking.. Why not give the models their OWN BLOG? is that too much to ask. I mean… They are sexy.. They take great pictures… They deserve their own entry. OK, enough talking more modeling. Here is Isaiah Lucas. Enjoy.

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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.

Thanks again 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

Short. Sweet. Models.

Well, not that the models are short, or sweet for that matter. I’ve never actually tasted a model. Wait, I take that back. There was that one time I tasted in a model in Mexico. At least part of a model.

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

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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

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(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

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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

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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 pooptacofriends.com 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

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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 Facebooktaco.com 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.

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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 loves Jessica Frease so much it hurts, and a new Featured Model: Kevin Sullivan

30
Jan
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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):

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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 )

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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.

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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

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

20
Jan
0

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!?

BAND NEWS

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

GO GO GO.

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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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?

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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.

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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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