Beghtol & friend, 2009. Photo: Holly McDade.
LD Beghtol (born 1964, Fort Campbell, Kentucky) is an American musician, art director and writer. He is best known for participating in The Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs.
He is a founding member of the band Flare—aka Flare Acoustic Arts League—and the death-pop outfit LD & the New Criticism, and was also in the collective moth wranglers.
In 2012 Beghtol formed LD&CO, with Scott Sosebee (Little Red Rocket) and others to record and play live; their debut single “Morgantown” was mixed by Kramer, but remains unreleased.
Beghtol has served as designer/art director for The Village Voice, Travel Holiday, Outdoor Life and other publications; since 2010 he has worked in advertising.
He is also known for his writing about popular culture for Time Out, The Memphis Flyer, The Advocate, The Oxford American and Gail O'Hara's fanzine chickfactor.