Thursday, February 21, 2013

While I'm Here

Well, I'm a little drunk. 

I was talking about something with my girlfriend about time. It was something profound that I can't articulate right now but no bother, the point of this post is to share something I came across on my computer I had long forgotten about. What it lead to, this discussion on time, was (ironically) a digging back into old Born Ruffians music we had made pre-born-ruffians. After listening to old Mornington Drive stuff (which by the way I do not have, I can only find a few songs on youtube) I found an album I had made in my bedroom in the year after moving to Toronto, probably 2005. Some night maybe I'll upload it if I drink enough tequila... 

Anyways, what I found was the original Little Garçon demo I made in my room that eventually was rerecorded for Red, Yellow & Blue. I'm not sure it has ever been released so I thought I would just post it here for anyone interested. I found it interesting to listen to as someone who hasn't listened to RY&B in over five years so maybe people closer to the album will enjoy it too. 

Little Garçon original bedroom demo by LL


Tuesday, October 2, 2012


It seems this little space offers me a reprieve when I need to fix the scattered parts of my mind. I'm not sure who reads but let me put some things down for myself:

I have a website now. It's nice and simple. I will be putting more on it in the coming months. You can see a fleeting, retreating and reappearing version of the album cover there. Exclaim also shared the artwork and a blurb about the new album today, including it's track list. My plan is to share the album on in stream-form leading up to it's release on the eve of All Hallow's Eve 2012. There should be a music video soon too.

From this report it would seem things are happening but I've felt a crust growing over me the past month. Maybe it's that left over feeling from olden days that fall brings on. The "I-should-be-doing-somethings" that used to come intensely after Labor Day. Maybe it's the winding down of creative projects (the Ruffians' new album is almost in the can, mixing is very nearly done) that makes me feel useless and tired. So tonight I flipped through my notebook, combed through Garageband demos and and licked my proverbial thumb to the pages in my phone's audio notes and have compiled a list of twenty five songs I have kicking around the old book shelves of my mind. This list is a couple raw eggs in a glass, protein for my self worth and one great big to-do list I hope to tackle before winter's end. 

The thought of touring right now makes me want to prepare a eulogy for this list and I hope it doesn't come too soon. Though I am excited to share the music I've had going for the past two and a half years or so. I'm not certain I'll be playing much with my solo project but I know the Ruffs will have plenty of dates lined up before year's end and we'll be hitting the stages of North America certainly in early 2013. 

I'm going to share that list here because I think like any resolution, sharing with others puts a healthy pressure to follow up. Here's a meaningless list. A meaninglist:

White Words
Just A Concept
Moves You Make
The Moon Rises Over Little Lake Park
Keep On Go
The Beginning of the Word
Attracting Attention
Looking Up
Like A Snake
You're the One
My Friend Cecilia [Choo-Choo Train]
Blue Phases
A Lower Hate
He's A Big Boy
My Friend Lydia [Razor Blade]

There, I feel better thanks.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012


In my ears lately:

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

In Bloom

Hey Beach House, 

You can release records that sound the same forever and I will love all of them. 

Thank you.