The Dudecast Episode #1

While I was finishing up giving lessons at The Lair this afternoon, I ran into Aaron Barry (of Anu Beginning) and my new kind-of friend, Carl. They informed me that they were going to record the first episode of their podcast and asked me if I would be interested in joining their little spank session. As an avid podcast listener I couldn’t refuse. There are some very personal stories and sensitive information released in this episode, so know going in that you’re going to be getting information that no one else has yet heard.

Here’s what happened. Listen, laugh, love, and enjoy.

You can check out their official Podcast location HERE!!!

-Nich

Updated Portfolio!

You can now download my entire portfolio for absolutely FREE!
Nearly every song I’ve written, played guitar, bass, or drums on.

Check it out here! (http://theendisnich.com/about/nichs-portfolio/)

Download and Enjoy!

-Nich

New The Lakeside Is For Killers Song!

Remember those new The Lakeside Is For Killers songs I promised? Well here’s one of them. I may no longer be in the band but it’s still me playing the drums and making music with my favourite people in the world. This song, ‘Papa Bull, Son Bull‘ was a song we wrote back in 2010. There’s been a few revisions, but the song has largely remained the same. It’s a cool transitional song to help bridge TLIFK old style and a bit of new writing style.

So here you are. Enjoy! Let me know what you think!

-Nich

The Lakeside Is For Lovers… A Farewell

Salutations, my friends!

Nich reporting in! I’m here to give you some news that may accidentally feel like a heaping steamer on your awesome day… I’m no longer playing drums for The Lakeside Is For Killers.

There’s probably a few questions going through your head right now that include the words Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How. I’m not really going to answer any of these <trollface.jpeg>, but I’ll try to give you as much information as possible.

I’ve been playing with The Lakeside Is For Killers since the very beginning in 2008. From day 1 the best way to describe our music in one word would be “Different”, I think as fans you can all agree. It’s always taken me a lot of practice and hard work to be able to play even the most basic Lakeside tune. All of you who’ve been able to see us play live have witnessed this hard work in person. I’ve always given my all in making these songs the best I could. I hope you all enjoyed hearing them (and hope you continue to do so) and watching me play them for you.

“But WHY aren’t you playing with Lakeside anymore?” you ask, interrupting my train of thought. If I had to describe the decision as if it were a recipe, it would look as follows:

2 cups – Writing differences/difficulties

1 cup – Other musical projects

1/2 cup – Availability

2 tbsp – Financial

and a pinch of salt.

I love Bobby, Brett, Lee, and Matty very VERY much and nothing could ever change that. We will continue to be friends, drink beers, and smoke bowls until the end of days. Not being in Lakeside is going to be a huge adjustment for me but for the band to move forward they must continue on without me beating the tins and skins. Their next step with their next drummer is going to be even better than you could imagine. I promise! I hope you all understand. I can tell you, however, that you still have two more songs to look forward to gracing your ear holes. One of them is ready right now for your listening pleasure. Check it out HERE! So be stoked on these dudes. They’re doing genuinely amazing things and I hope you’re all planning on staying around for the next step. I know I am!

The most genuine thank you I’ve ever given in my life,

-Nich

Still Alive

After over two years of being on hiatus The Lakeside Is For Killers is back writing new songs, playing new shows, and spreading the dirty love. Our debut show on February 9th with Dancing With Paris, Lifestory: Monologue, Bare Bones, and A Sight For Sewn Eyes went outstandingly well. Every band that played that night had me taking a bite of a big ol’ breeze burger (My mouth was open in amazement the entire time). If you haven’t heard of any of those bands, I highly recommend you check them all out. All amazing people writing amazing music. Our set that night went over very smooth, we played all the new songs tightly, people were singing along to the old songs, and we even had a handful of people come up on stage for our last song of night and sing along beside us. I couldn’t be more proud of my brothers for putting on a great show, especially Lee who hasn’t been on stage in five years. Welcome back, my friend. I’m happy to be doing it along side you.

If you live in London Ontario and didn’t get a chance to check out the show, don’t kick yourself in the ass just yet. We have a brand new show coming up on March 3rd at The Music Hall Lounge with Sights And Sounds, Lifestory: Monologue, and Gracefield. You can check out all the details on Facebook HERE! The last show was an amazing time, but this show is going to be even bigger! Don’t miss out!

-Nich

The Lakeside Is For Killers – Dead, In The West

Dead, In The West

In an uncontrollable fit the boys and I, in The Lakeside Is For Killers, are posting our debut CD ‘Dead, In The West’ for FREE download. Click the link here (http://www.mediafire.com/?b3nwflwsrx1s8pt) to download your copy. If it pleases your ears, let us know how you feel about it by visiting our Facebook Page and please share it with your closest friends. Thank you so much!

Cheers,

-Nich

The Lakeside Is For Killers is now on YouTube

Dead, In The West

After being asked by countless scores of my friends how they can listen to The Lakeside Is For Killer’s CD ‘Dead, In The West’ without having to visit Myspace, I finally got down to business and learned how to video/audio edit and created the perfect solution. I made high quality 1080p video and 320kbps audio files that I uploaded to YouTube. These videos contain minimally compressed audio (You have to set video quality to 1080p) of all of our original recordings, album artwork, complete lyrics sheet for all songs, a link to the iTunes Store if you’d like to have the complete CD with the highest quality audio available, as well as in a playlist so you can listen to the whole CD from start to finish.

Eventually I would like to have TheEndIsNich.com to have a ‘Download’ section where you can all be able to download the high quality audio songs for completely free, but until then YouTube is the best possible experience I can provide you so you don’t have to visit Myspace and listen to TLIFK compressed to oblivion. Hopefully you guys enjoy listening to the songs as much as I do and don’t be shy to show a friend who might enjoy it as well!

Link:  http://www.youtube.com/playlist?p=PL265EB426F217B0A4&feature=mh_lolz

Much love,

-Nich

The Lakeside Is For Killers Album Artwork

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You all have asked for it, so here she is. The cover art of The Lakeside Is For Killers’ CD “Dead In The West”.

 

Enjoy, and listen responsibly,

 

http://www.myspace.com/TheLakesideIsForKillers

 

-Nich Longe

November 17th, 2009