So there was this one time where I was big on Twitter and it just so happened that I won a contest. Courtesy of the National Music Centre in Calgary, I won this weird music contraption called a Korg Monotron.
However my doppelganger, Bonnaventure James, also entered this contest and was insanely jealous. To the point that if I gave it to him, he would write a song in my memory. He actually makes music.
Starting as an experiment in digital composition for a music class at the University of Lethbridge, Bonnaventure James has evolved from “computer lab avant garde” in to a name in Alberta electronic music. Now, Bonnaventure James’ patented sound combines Pop, Electronica and New Wave in unexpected ways. Pushing pop songs to raucous and experimental new levels, crushing bits and dropping beats.
Have a listen:
Awhile ago, when this whole "occupy" fad was still big, I posted one of Leeroy Stagger's latest songs from his new album, "Truth Be Sold." It's now available for purchase from his website, but thanks to the CBC you can listen to the WHOLE THING for free online.
Sorry for the no embed, but CRTC agents are tracking me for piracy.
Yo, it's Free Comic Book Day, so head over to your local comic book shoppe! There may or may not be a cute girl cosplaying at Showcase Comics. I have yet to see this, but will ensure to give my best hoverhand if my mom will let me go.
When the Lethbian Lover doesn't get the shakes from withdrawl, he is a connoseur of fine wines and great value. So, of course he frequents Costco Liquor. And being in exceptionally good spirits (see what I did there?), sent a little love to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation.
Next time you're getting your drink-on, throw a couple bucks their way 🙂
"Creating Arts in Southern Alberta" – Who wants to bet they thought of this after the backlash?
Anyway, the grand opening for the new arts centre is from May 14-18.
My "buddy" Shawnis Maximus made a film short of what could essentially be considered a documentary of my dating life:
Has anyone spotted this car? I found this pic randomly on the net (some would call it The Facebook)…wonder if it's from around here.
Scenic Route to Alaska is an indy-folk rock band from Edmonton, and they're set to play at The Slice tomorrow evening.
Hello lovers! I'm writing to you today on behalf of Scenic Route to Alaska, Edmonton favourites! They will be touring through Lethbridge on Saturday, April 6th playing one of their last shows on the road. I am hoping to spread the word as they are playing The Slice with Calgary's Bleachers.
You can listen to their music on Bandcamp, while The Bleachers' EP is available for "free" there as well.
Dr. Len Ferguson – optometrist by day, electronica musician by night. You might remember him as the "embarrassing dad" at the Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival (LEMF) in August 2012. But for those who don't, here's something to jog your memory:
Since the video went viral, Len has been featured on sites like Huffintgton Post, Gawker and Reddit. Many of us in Lethbridge know him either as our optometrist or through church, where he plays guitar for the congregation. But despite Dr. Ferguson's cool dance moves, he hides an even greater talent – his mad keyboard skills (except us patients who've seen him type) and a love for electronic music!
He even shared a few tracks with Lethbian Love:
Len told me that he's arranging a 70 (yes, SEVENTY) track composition. Unbelievable guy, great music. Someone sign him to a label.
Dr. Len on Soundcloud
*might be slightly exaggerated
I've met quite a few people whose first impressions of Lethbridge were from Lethbian Love. Some even because good friends. If you're moving to Lethbridge, a student coming to college or university, or just a tourist passing through, chances are you want to soak up as much information about the city and surrounding areas as possible. That's kind of what my blog is here for, so you don't have to watch decrepit tourist videos (however informative).
Here's a short video about our city that shows off the landscape and activities around here. I even caught a glimpse of Shaela Miller, one of our city's musicians, playing at The Word on the Street festival from 2011. Must have been hard to find more recent footage. But I kid, I kid.
It's a short watch: