Looking Forward To Trying Your Stupid Idea

by Laguna

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Vinyl 02:56
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Tetanus Shot (free) 04:13
What's that phrase, about pulling teeth? It kind of rang true, but it wasn't quite you There's something there in the back of my mind It's a little unfair and a little unkind I don't mean to be mean I'm not trying to be cruel But trying to talk to you is like getting a tetanus shot I fancy myself a bit of comedian I laughed so hard I drove across the median I amuse myself, it doesn't work around you I'm one of a pack: idiots surround you Putting up with my shit, holding your breath I guess it just hasn't hit me yet CHORUS I don't need you at all I don't want you to fall Put your back against the wall Should I stay? It's your call... Our lips once met across a crowded room I hoped I'd see a reason soon Another wasted night I don't want to see you I sympathize but I wouldn't want to be you Trying to find a link it must be well hidden Can't get in sync I can't find your rhythm CHORUS
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My Machine 03:38
Something is not working right In my toaster, in my life I am always getting burned That's the only thing I've learned The whole is greater than the parts I guess I'll take those parts apart Find out just what makes them tick Find out what makes me so sick I tried and tried and tried and tried and tried To rout out all the enemies inside CHORUS It worked for my machine but it didn't work for me. I tried to break it down but all the Little pieces wouldn't come around Put them all in little cups So I would not mix them up Carefully labelled and categorized This one's fingers, this one's eyes Careful notes in bad hand-writing I know this all sounds so inviting I tried and tried and tried and tried and tried To rout out all the enemies inside It worked for my machine but it didn't work for me. I could not read what I wrote Not even one single note All components now mixed up Tried again without much luck Reassemble, resurrect Incomplete, imperfect Reassemble in distress All the tension, all the stress I tried and tried and tried and tried and tried To pull out all the enemies inside It worked for my machine but it didn't work for me.
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Spin Cycle 03:42
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I tried to hold onto what we had I tried to believe it wasn't all bad But the lack of depth had to overcome me The lack of length couldn't be blamed on me It's hard to hang on to your dreams In a world worn ragged at the seams Yeah yeah yeah I lie on the concrete staring at the sky Watching another satellite go by No cars in the streets no lights in the windows upstairs Cold concrete glass garage affairs Chorus Yeah
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Paramount 03:21
We sang Pixies songs At the top of our lungs
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Already Dead 03:29
The leaves around my feet are dying The trees around my crown are crying Knock me down, turn around See if I get up again The decades and the second flying by I try to grasp as many as I can I try I don't know what year it is, Let alone the day, the day, 'cause I'm already dead I'm already dead Never felt better than the day I realized That I was already dead I want to be in the place I was conceived Lying naked in the dying leaves It feel like I'm already dying I'm already Clay from the yard where I am laid Sunbathing naked in my grave I went back the other day It was exactly the same I'm already dead Weather vane Always the same Weather vane Is always the same Don't hold your breath Don't lose your head Save your breath Cause I'm not dead
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King 02:17
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All words & music Stephen K. Donnelly ©2002 SOCAN/ASCAP

Remixed and remastered in 2011

"3.5 stars (out of 5)

After five years of lineup changes, the revolving door that is Laguna finally managed to settle down long enough to deliver its debut, Looking Forward To Trying Your Stupid Idea, a ragged but altogether tuneful slab of no-frills rock 'n' roll. The shambolic quartet rumbles like the Pixies fronted by David Lowery with a mild hangover - and that's a good thing. "My dreams were recorded on vinyl 22 minutes a side," crows ringleader Stephen
Donnelly on the opening cut Vinyl, tipping his hat to rock's distant past. The brash attack - dual guitars, drums and bass - bounds out of the gate strong but hesitant, maybe a band still working out the kinks. Fortunately, the cautious manner doesn't last too long. The more cohesive brawn of Paramount, Beauty of Space and the Pet Sounds-flavoured Feeling California highlight a solid first outing. (Steve Baylin)" - Ottawa XPress

Actually Laguna's second album of original rock 'n' roll. The first one is the vault somewhere. To be released soon perhaps.

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released January 1, 2011

All songs arranged and performed by Laguna.

Recorded by Greg Langille and Stephen K. Donnelly in various basements. Mixed and mastered by Stephen K. Donnelly.

The players:
Stephen K. Donnelly - vocals, rhythm and melodic guitar
Greg Langille - lead and noisy guitar, backing vox
Dan Dannenberg - bass, backing vox
Tim Connolly - drums and concussion

Guest starring:
Fiona Boey - duet and backing vox on "Ragged", speaking on "Tetanus Shot"

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Laguna Ottawa, Ontario

Formed in Ottawa, Canada in the late 90's, Laguna has gone through a few lineup changes but soldiered on with the goal of delivering, poppy, punky tunes with some edge and some words.

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