Last month I had the opportunity to work with Milwaukee Magazine on an article about various theatre productions of Wiliiam Shakespeare’s work across the state of Wisconsin. The actual printed size of these small spot illustrations was very tiny, so I tried to keep them simple. Thanks for checking them out!

JUXTAPOSITION [listen] upbeat songs about not-so-upbeat things

1. Campus by Vampire Weekend // 2. We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed by Los Campesinos // 3. Fred Astaire by San Cisco // 4. How To Be Alone by Allison Weiss // 5. You by The 1975 // 6. Next Year by Two Door Cinema Club // 7. Naive by The 1975 // 8. 1996 by The Wombats // 9. Estocada by Alt-J // 10. Roman History by The Pet Lions // 11. This Is How You Spell… by Los Campesinos // 12. Little Numbers by Boy

Sam Lachow "King Lear" Official Music Video

Here it is! My latest song/video “King Lear” which is now available on iTunes. It isn’t like anything else I’ve been putting out lately, and I hope you guys can appreciate it as much as I do. Produced and co-written by myself & Wilson Luxurious. Follow me @samlachow and tweet the video link with the hashtag #kinglear for the chance to win free show tickets and merch!

This is the excellent foppery of the world, that,
when we are sick in fortune,–often the surfeit
of our own behavior,–we make guilty of our
disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars: as
if we were villains by necessity; fools by
heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and
treachers, by spherical predominance; drunkards,
liars, and adulterers, by an enforced obedience of
planetary influence; and all that we are evil in,
by a divine thrusting on: an admirable evasion
of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish
disposition to the charge of a star!

King Lear, William Shakespeare.


In conclusion, King Lear shows a varying contrast between the public and private life of the characters. At the start of the book, the discrepancy between the public and private person was huge, but as the play progresses, the reader notices that both lives start to overlap each other and come together in order to create the hectic story that follows William Shakespeare’s King Lear.