Moving forward, not backwards. Upwards, not forward, and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!

What’s up, gang? It’s about time for a band State of the Union! What’s going on; what’s coming up and what we’re working on.

We’re spending most of March building our song repertoire and keeping the existing list fresh. We plan on having at least four new tunes in place for our next show; a two-nighter at the Blackburn Arms Pub on April 21-22. We LOVE The Arms and want to bring another fantastic weekend of tunes to the fine folks of Blackburn Hamlet.

Speaking of Blackburn Hamlet, we’ve been asked to close out the Saturday night, June 3rd, at the Blackburn Hamlet Fun Fair! Our half-cracked musical buddy Mike “Jake McCoy” Murphy and all the peeps on the Fun Fair staff work their collective tails off and we’re honoured to have been asked to headline a great day and night of music. There’s rides, games, great food, fireworks, and tons of live music!

As for upcoming shows, we’re always on the lookout for fun places to play, so this list may change. If you want more information on booking, please email

Here’s what we have in the books in the near future:

April 21-22: The Blackburn Arms – 9PM
June 3: The Blackburn Hamlet Fun Fair, 9PM
June 16-17: The Blackburn Arms – 9PM
June 17: Kemptville Ribfest, 4:30PM
September 15-16: The Blackburn Arms – 9PM
December 8-9: The Blackburn Arms – 9PM

We hope to see you at a show. Come say hi and have a pint! We can’t thank you enough for your continued support as we enjoy our 5th year together. Sociable!


GIG ALERT! Oct 1 @ Fatboys

LMT is back at Fatboys!

We’re so excited to be back at one of the best restaurants and live music venues in Ottawa, and this time we’re going to party it up with not one, but TWO birthdays! Good friend of the band, Nadine, is turning 40 and resident bass player Ger has an older, less momentous birthday, but a birthday nonetheless.

If that wasn’t enough, we’re going to rock out with the Station Blvd peeps who are having a reunion. More friends, more allies!

Wear your stretchy rib-eatin’ pants and dancin’ shoes…this one’s gonna be a blowout! $5 gets you in on the fun.

LMT @ Fatboys

What, me worry?

robkitRob, the resident drummer here!

The other day I had this conversation with my 8 year old:

Her: Daddy do you get nervous when you are getting ready to play for people?
Me: Not even a tiny little bit.
Her: What if you make a mistake?
Me: I make mistakes almost every single time.
Her: Doesn’t that make you scared?
Me: Scared? No. Does it drive me freakin’ crazy almost to the point of insanity where I want to change the beater on my bass pedal to one made of stone, attach it to my ear, and have someone stomp on it over and over and over again thumping me into a state of oblivion? Absolutely! (Ok, I actually just said no to her and the rest of that was just in my head)
Her: Wow, I would be scared.
Me: Making mistakes is going to happen…for me at least, but I believe that the key is recovering from the mistake quickly and not letting it cause a train-wreck.
Her: Why would a train crash???

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Bottom Line on the Bottom End

‘Sup gang? Ger here.

In my quest to grow as a bass player, I have recently taken to YouTube and other funky corners of the Internet to find tips and tricks the pros use in terms of tone and technique. I’m pretty happy with my gear and where I’m at musically, but there’s always better ways of doing things. Certainly, I have much to learn and many ways to improve.

I fell into bass playing in 2006 out of necessity; the band we were forming were lousy with guitar players (shocking, I know), so as I was never much of a lead guitar player, I decided to lop off two strings and pick up the bass.

I’m really glad I did. I enjoy the instrument more than its 6-string cousin and feel that my style and approach to music fits the bass better. So, what did I learn? Continue reading

GIG ALERT! July 8 @ The Carleton Tavern

Carleton Tavern, July 8

Party ‘er up @ The Carleton!

We’re back at the Carleton! This old school venue is one of our favourite places to play. The crowd is there to party from the first note to last call and beyond!

As always at The Carleton Tavern, there is NO COVER! The pints and quarts are cold, the food is great and atmosphere is lively.

We’ve got some new tunes in store and we can’t wait to unleash them. Join the party!

Ger’s Album Review – Iron Maiden, “The Book of Souls”

Is it possible that Iron Maiden just released the album that surpasses “Powerslave” in Ger’s Power Rankings for best Maiden album of all time? By God, it’s not only possible; I think they’ve done it (by George!).

The Book of Souls“The Book of Souls” is an epic, moving, daring and, at times, very personal record. I’ve listened to literally nothing but this double-CD set (Note: CDs are physical discs containing music that you can hold in your hands, kiddies) since its release on September 4th, so you’d think I’ve had ample time to digest the songs and formulate definitive, objective opinions. The truth of the matter is, I don’t feel I’ve even scratched the surface on most of the album’s 92 minutes (!) of music. Nevertheless, I’m going to try to assemble my thoughts, so here we go. Continue reading