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Lon Milo DuQuette / Blog

Featured on the Radio!

Please have a listen to my radio interview on Northern Spirit Radio's Song of My Soul .... they play lot's of my songs from Gentle Heretic .... please leave a comment .... if you enjoy! ;-) http://www.northernspiritradio.org/index.asp?command=showinfo&showid=666992191729

Single: "I'm Scared" Released

Lon's new (and arguably most controversial) song, "I'm Scared" takes on the deeper issues of gun violence. At CD Baby now, for $.99 download. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lonmiloduquette5

Another CD on PANDORA

Along with my first CD (I'm Baba Lon) my second CD (Baba Lon II) is now also on PANDORA. Please be happy for me.... and do me a favor and create a "Lon Milo DuQuette" Station on Pandora.... and whenever a Lon-song comes in rotation ..... LIKE IT! http://www.pandora.com/lon-milo-duquette

Two Award-Winning Songs in 2013

Wow! 2013 has been a good year for my music. Thank you everyone for your support and goodwill. My song, BERNICE, won first prize in the OpenMic.US Singer-Songwriter Competition, and my controversial song, IF WE BELIEVED, won the Pagan 'Hornie' award for Best Single of 2013. But these songs are on my newest CD Gentle Heretic which was released on Halloween. Lots of world travel ahead in 2014. I hope to see as many of you as I possibly can (while I'm still young and beautiful! ;-) Thanks you all for a wonderful and memorable year! Love Lon Milo DuQuette Fan Page https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bernice-single/id666878181 https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/if-we-believed/id345818573

"Bernice" Released

"Bernice", the new single, was released on Ninety Three Records June 21, and is available at CDBaby and Amazon.

"Lon DuQuette's return to his past life as a 1920's campus romantic paints a perfect picture of roaring twenties giddiness in the flapper era. Raccoon coats, bobbed hair, scandalous hemlines - all make an appearance in this spot on ode to the era of The Charleston, speakeasies and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Lon's ukulele and Michael Starr's excellent violin add authenticity to a catchy melody that captures the heady abandon of the Jazz Age with an innocent and (slightly) naughty glee. Enjoy! " -Amazon Review

HELP ME PLEASE.

I've just entered my new song, Bernice, in a songwriter's competition. I'm up against some pretty talented young whippersnappers ... but they won't have a chance if you help me out by voting for me at: http://openmics.competitionalley.com/ Please click on and listen to "Bernice" and help show that old folks can be cool too!

LON MILO DUQUETTE RELEASES FOLLOWUP TO “I’M BABA LON”

Ninety Three Records releases “Baba Lon II” September 3rd , 2012

(Anaheim Hills, CA) – Just days before kicking off his European Fall Equinox Tour, Lon DuQuette and Ninety Three Records announced the release of his second collection this year, “Baba Lon II”, a followup to his first Ninety Three album, “I’m Baba Lon”, issued earlier this year. DuQuette, a prolific author and Aleister Crowley disciple, previously recorded for Epic Records. “Baba Lon II” continues where “I’m Baba Lon” left off, exploring his return to roots as musician, storyteller, sage and philosophical jester. Formerly half of the 1970’s duo Charley D. & Milo, DuQuette was signed to Epic after a Southern California bar gig. He and his partner spent the next few years recording their own songs, writing and recording with Johnny Rivers, opening for Sammy Davis Jr. and performing with Arlo Guthrie.

Lon “retired” from life in the fast lane in 1977 settling with his wife and son in Costa Mesa, California.

Much of the next 25 years were spent on the study and pursued passion for mysticism, particularly the work of controversial English occultist, Aleister Crowley (1875-1947). DuQuette began writing professionally in 1988 and has since published 16 books (translated in 12 languages). Mr. DuQuette lectures worldwide on Western Hermeticism. He is the current United States Deputy Grand Master of Ordo Templi Orientis, an international fraternal and religious organization, founded at the beginning of the 20th century, reorganized by Crowley around the Law of Thelema as its central religious principle.

In 2005, makers of Canadian documentary on Crowley cajoled him into performing a few of his old songs for broadcast. Re-discovering his dormant musical half, DuQuette began writing new material and playing in public again. A record deal followed in September 2011.

“It seems very natural to be doing this at this season of my life.” says DuQuette. “It's like living ‘Act III’ of a musical comedy written by H.P. Lovecraft.”

DuQuette recorded most of the followup album locally at Wandering Star Studios, using a number of prominent local musicians, including Jason Chesney (bass), Wendell Kelly (trombone), and Chris Whynaught (saxophone). The CD was recorded and mixed by Wandering Star engineer (and owner) Bobbo Byrnes, of Falling Stars fame. With a wink to music licensing opportunities, BLII’s working title was “More Songs about Beer, Cars and Insurance.” Although a number of tracks feature cars (and drinks) the mix is similar to that of its predecessor. Life, death, love, spirituality, friendship – DuQuette covers a wide landscape, with satisfying results. Fans of his first release are sure to enjoy this excellent addition.

About Lon Milo DuQuette

Born in Long Beach, California and raised in Columbus, Nebraska, he was an aspiring studio musician and recording artist in the 1970s, releasing two singles and an album, Charley D. and Milo, on Epic Records. DuQuette has written numerous books on Western mystical traditions including; Freemasonry, Tarot, Qabalah, ceremonial magic, the Enochian magic of Dr. John Dee, and spirit evocation, Goetia. His autobiography, My Life with the Spirits, is a required text for two classes at DePaul University, Chicago.

Many of DuQuette's books have been dedicated to analyzing and exploring the works of Aleister Crowley (1875–1947), an English occultist, author, poet and philosopher.

DuQuette occasionally appears on radio and television as a guest expert on subjects involving the occult.

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PR for March 9th Show at the Chance Theater Anaheim Hills

Lon Milo DuQuette’s “I’m Baba Lon” set for release March 9th

ANAHEIM HILLS, Calif., Feb. 22, 2012 — The Chance Theater will be hosting a special CD release event featuring Lon Milo DuQuette, March 9th at 8pm. DuQuette, a prolific author and Aleister Crowley disciple, previously recorded two singles and an album for Epic Records before retiring to focus on his family and the study and exploration of the occult. His new album, “I’m Baba Lon,” recorded for Ninety Three Records, marks his return to his roots as an evocative and entertaining folk singer.

Formerly half of the 1970′s duo Charley D. & Milo, DuQuette spent a colorful decade in Hollywood recording his own songs for Epic Records, writing and recording with Johnny Rivers, opening for Sammy Davis Jr. and performing with Arlo Guthrie. In 1977, Lon took a break from turbulent tour life and settled with his wife and son in Costa Mesa.

For the next 25 years he worked outside the music industry and quietly pursued his passion for mysticism, particularly the work of controversial English occultist Aleister Crowley (1875-1947). DuQuette began writing professionally in 1988 and has since published 16 books (translated in 12 languages). Mr. DuQuette lectures worldwide on Western Hermeticism and related topics and is the current United States Deputy Grand Master of Ordo Templis Orientis.

In 2005 a Canadian documentary crew cajoled him into performing a few of his old songs for broadcast. Two self-recorded CDs and a new record contract followed and, at 63, he’s back on stage with what he considers to be his best material.

“It seems very natural to be doing this at this season of my life,” says DuQuette. “It’s like living ‘Act III’ of a musical comedy written by H.P. Lovecraft.”

DuQuette recorded most of the new material at local studio Nourse by Northwest over a three-month period, using a number of prominent studio musicians, including Jason Chesney (bass), Probyn Gregory (trumpet), Michael Starr (violin/mandolin) and Rick Shea (pedal steel).

About Lon Milo DuQuette

Born in Long Beach, California and raised in Columbus, Nebraska, he was an aspiring studio musician and recording artist in the 1970s, releasing two singles and an album, Charley D. and Milo, on Epic Records. DuQuette has written numerous books on Western mystical traditions, including Freemasonry, Tarot, Qabalah, ceremonial magic, the Enochian magic of Dr. John Dee, and spirit evocation, Goetia. His autobiography, My Life with the Spirits, is a required text for two classes at DePaul University, Chicago.

Many of DuQuette’s books have been dedicated to analyzing and exploring the works of Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), an English occultist, author, poet and philosopher.

DuQuette occasionally appears on radio and television as a guest expert on subjects involving the occult.

CONTACT:

Alan Corcoran (714) 459 2526 alan@agileartists.com http://www.ereleases.com/pr/occult-expert-author-returns-musical-roots-chance-theater-74565

January's Update

"I'm Baba Lon" (my new CD album) is almost ready to be mastered and manufactured! Only one more song to mix and it's a done deal! My special thanks go to: Everyone who contributed to the Kickstarter Program that help fund this project; Producer Alan Corcoran, Executive Producer Kim Hallas; Arranger, James Stone, Recording Engineers, Shawn Nourse, http://www.montecitohts.org/shawnnourse.htm and Doug Jayne; Vocalist, Teresa Tudury http://www.reverbnation.com/teresatudury http://teresatudury.net/ Musicians: Probyn Gregory, Trumpet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Probyn_Gregory Rick Shea, Pedal Steel Guitar http://raywilliamroldan.com/RickSheabio.html Michael Starr, Violin http://www.myspace.com/claremeans/photos/54242333 Jason Chesney, Bass Shawn Nourse, Drums Looking forward to the album launch show at the Chance Theater in Anaheim Hills on Friday night, March 9th ... If you're in the Southern California area please get your tickets now because seating is limited... It will be great night of music and Lon Songs! https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9572505

I'm off to Connecticut next week!

What A Year It has Been

Wow! What a year 2011 has been! I've played all around the country and even in Vancouver, BC. Thanks to all of you who came out to see me ... from Greenwich Village's Caffe Vivaldi, to LA's DiPiazzas. Thanks also to everyone who contributed to my Kickstarter campaign for the new album which is almost done (back to the studio this morning)... you should have it in your hands by March! It's been a big year for books also. 2011 saw the publication of "Ask Baba Lon", Low Magick, and my novel, Aleister Crowley, Revolt of the Magicians. Thanks to all of you who are following this late-life adventure of mine. I'll keep knocking them out as long as you keep listening and reading. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

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