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, 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!
(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!?
SHOW FEBRUARY 19th 2010
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
738 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
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)
LAGOON FEATURED MODEL: Vanessa Athens
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.
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.
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!
You can find more pictures on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/lagoonband
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”
“The infamous MFW Robot”
“One of my oldest friends, Leigh“
“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”
“This is pretty prophetic, but… turned out to be more than just a vacation. “
“You can dance if you want to you, you can leave your friends behind….”
“Yes, this is a real dog. Yes, it belongs in a Dr. Seuss novel.”
“I saved a Camel.”
“I realize I primarily take pictures of Pets and Alcohol.”
“… And don’t piss on this sign as well.”
“LA in October… damn you California”
“Take Sunset to the sea…..”
“A Shot of the crowd in AZ, great show”
“I love the night life, I love to booogaaayyy”
“I keep an unhealthy collection of scotch in my room”
“Bumble Bee Tuna?”
“David rocks the pink guitar so well”
“After being mentally scarred, I keep my room spotless.”
“I love this guitar”
“Jeff brings the pain… pain to the mix”
“Best Birthday Present Ever!”
“My Name is Jacob… Not Pigo…”
“I fuxored up myself”
“How not to take care of a rental car by Marisa“
” …seconds before she dismembered me”
“THOSE ARE SOME PANCAKES MAN”
“Just two grown men sharing some chocolate milk”
“Yes, I will take the ‘Happy Ending Sundae’ please… Oh i have to follow you into the back?”
“I really do love living here.”
“That suit… is just amazing”
“The Tattoo before it was filled in.”
“A snow drive back from New Hampy”
“The liberty Hotel… FANCY PARTIES BOOYA”
“The backside of the Ben and Jerry’s factory… and the Backside of Pat… wait frontside of pat? I cant tell”
“Seafoam underwear anyone?”
“Rooftop 4th of July Party”
“Holy shit this is cute”
“I have pretty good timing.”
“70′s style stache anyone?”
“We have to keep her chained up… then we let her out to play… then chain her up again.”
“Scotch + Music = my life”
“Probably the strangest thing ever written on a refrigerator”
“I miss you Squirrel”
“We should charge a cover to enter our house”
“Can you solve the puzzle?!?!”
“The correct formation for X-Y style overhead mic-ing, or something, ask Jeff”
“I drank this, and to my surprise I lived…I survived ‘the hard.’”
“This was what I ate for three weeks”
“He is so happy to be a baby cucumber.”
“Silly wabbits, poker is for people with too much jewelry and cowboy hats, or… actually poker is cool… Dont tell David I said that”
“Happy Christmas Cake”
“Happy Christmas Scotch”
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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