The Lizard

My partner Johnny Saffire and I started our duo the Love Lyzardz several years back just talking about our musical interests in his apartment living room.  Here we are with a demo out, an original single, and a Beatles cover song on the way.  Some of our music takes from the darker side of the 60s/70s music with artists like Jim Morrison.  His animal totem the lizard very much resonates with our duo’s spiritual purpose.

The lizard is a creature that is adaptive and can transcend hugely adverse circumstances.  We are a duo that has done just that, having faced the difficulties of a modern and almost apocalyptic world, with a message all our own.  The lizard has a shrewdness and an introverted character, and that is the spirit the Love Lyzardz embodies, a will to carry on in spite of harsh setbacks and weird tumbles through space and time, and a reflective soul.   The lizard is also a symbol of rebirth.  When it comes to the lives Johnny and I have lived, tough times always bring forth the seed of regeneration out of the hard ground.

One of the first demo songs “American Doll” mirrors parts of the Doors “The End” in its psychedelic and hard hitting melody, as an American girl struggles to live up to the men in her life who have shaped her world.  She goes along, floating through the pink fantasy world that has been built for her and recollecting the struggle to be loved in a procession of men who fall for a woman merely because of her physical beauty.

It is the lizard we hold fast to, the one pitted for a stealthy escape, the ultimate survivalist in a world that shifts every microsecond.  What is tilted swingsback the other way, as the music carries on.  It is my hope that this art will be the equalizer of the rotating scales.

Love Lyzardz

Lizard Rock

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American Doll Lyrics- Love Lyzardz

You’re a diamond so cool

Makes me wanna

Makes me wanna

Be like you.

 

Daddy’s pride

Drowning in your glassy eyes

That champagne soaked flag you wave

Makes me feel so brave.

 

American doll

It’s a long way patriot land

Cradled in your pink fantasies

Your pom poms drenched in diamonds

Makes me wanna be like you.

 

American doll

You’ve got it all

Bridled to a magazine cover

Your palm tree heaven

The glass you stroke

Makes me wanna be like you.

 

Diamonds reigning down

In broken shards

Evanescent love your calling card

That yearning burning fire you stoke

Sedate to love

You’ve got that diamond cool.

 

American doll

It’s a long way to patriot land

Cradled in your pink fantasies

Your pom poms drenched in diamonds

Makes me wanna be like you.

 

 

Arise Music Festival Contest

Hey everyone!  I am happy  to announce that Johnny and I have entered into the Arise Music Festival contest.  The festival will be held in early August in Loveland, CO.  The voting ends on June 1st and three lucky winners will be chosen on June 7th.   Select our name, scroll down and enter your e-mail, and click “VOTE”.  Thanks again for your support!  I am very supportive of other musicians/artists, so feel free to follow, like, and/or comment and I will return the favor.  I always like to know about new music on the scene!

Arise Music Festival Contest

 

“Dear Prudence” Recording

Johnny Saffire and I are in the process of recording an original version of “Dear Prudence” by the Beatles.  There will be varying vocal layers, violin, guitar, drums, and bass thrown in.  I’m looking forward to making this cover a special hit.  Visit us at www.lovelyzardz.com.  Stay tuned more articles on our musical journey!

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The Modern Musician’s Path

If only it was a record company standing on our doorstep after I’ve spent all this time pumping out a demo with my boyfriend Dez, but the past has shrunken down to nothing.  It is all just a fantastic mirage of what used to be, the novelty of a record company taking full charge of the musician’s path.  Nowadays, it’s the DIY approach that holds true.  It has to do with the self-promotion thing on social media in addition, and the following the artist hopefully gains from posting content day after day and possibly catching people’s interest in a cyber world that is over-saturated with entertainment options.

The demo came about from two friends turned lovers bonding over a common interest in playing music and from enough time passing, agreeing to put together a cool and unique music project to further advance the conversation 60s/70s rock legends like Janis and Jimi and Jim ignited, which saw the counter cultural flame die out too soon.  Dez had amassed quite a recording equipment setup over years of collecting, from playing in past rock bands.  We decided to turn our efforts toward putting down a real live demo, a modern twist on earlier rock, folk, psychedelic and pop music traditions.  Somehow, through what felt like pulling eyes and teeth out of our own heads, recordings were made and a website was created to showcase our hard work.

It seems another issue in the modern age of music production is getting the right sponsorship.  Our recording equipment is not up to the times and should be replaced at some point in the near future, once we decide to put the hammer to the anvil in terms of recording new material.  We took the concept of crowdfunding into our hands and co-created a video with comedic elements, in the attempt to attain such sponsorship, but it has not quite come along yet.  I believe with proper financial backing, we can invest in more technologically advanced recording mics, software, etc.  Upgrades in equipment are what the big players in music achieve.

Of course, presentation and image are everything, and having some working knowledge of how to build a killer music website to showcase to the world helps.  The Wix.com site builder is quite user friendly and is easy to navigate.  I recommend it to artists who want to have more freedom to customize their website more to their liking vs. a site like Bandzoogle or Bandcamp where you get boxed into using their particular templates.

Once the following comes, the calls to that entertainment lawyer you happen to know begin.  Until then, it’s important to take the old fashioned approach, which is to continually play out at venues and gather subscribers who can actively share your art.  The rest of the process is just keeping up with the daily hustle, staying focused and persisting in the face of challenges, calling again to remind people you’re in their corner, and getting that stroke of dumb luck to launch you through the industry’s door.

Stay tuned for more articles! ❤

 

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