Follow Your Road…. All The Way To Success!!

I know I mostly reblog other people’s things these days :) but it’s because they are cool. This is another Karima and Nat machinima, this one with a great RL aspect to it. I was one of the actors again (in a bigger role even, he said modestly), but what those two, and the RL band, have done with our actors’ posing about is really amazing; watch and enjoy!

Digital Rabbit Hole

Costa Rica's Own..Home-Grown BandCosta Rica’s Own..Home-Grown Band

(Version en Español aquí)

  This isthe case of the hottest new Latin Musical group,” El Combo Style,” from my home country, Costa Rica. Really, just keep doing what you’re doing and share your talent with the world!
I love a good cause, and for me, people with artistic talent, dedication and humility are always a good cause.
The first time I heard this group, was in some studio recordings from the University of Costa Rica.
Even though the quality was not the best, I saw, felt and most importantly heard, the talent of this very tight and charismatic band.
David Mendez who plays trombone and maracas, (blind since early childhood) and David Jimenez (singer-guitarist) are part of the backbone of this band. D. Jimenez writes all the songs and lyrics and D. Mendez  along with Gerson Rodriguez on keyboard make all the musical arrangements…

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Two Quick Things

Firstly, Cubey Terra is leaving SL, or actually has been gone for a few years now apparently :), but is kindly now making lots of his stuff available for 10L or 0L at the Terra Aeronautics location in the Abbotts sim; see weblog posting.

So I now own a few dozen more of Cubey’s wonderful vehicles, on top of the few dozen I already owned. :) And you can, too!

And secondly, Kyle Brondson (RL pseudonym of Kyle Beltran) is having a kickstarter to help him wiht fixing up a 1946 Spartan Manor travelcoach as a mobile studio and piano lounge and other awesomeness as described on the page there, and this is something that one could contribute to the success of.

Opportunities everywhere!

For something like a second

She stands before you naked
you can see it, you can taste it,
and she comes to you light as the breeze.

Now you can drink it or you can nurse it,
it don’t matter how you worship
as long as you’re
down on your knees.

So I knelt there at the delta,
at the alpha and the omega,
at the cradle of the river and the seas.

And like a blessing come from heaven
for something like a second
I was healed and my heart
was at ease.

O baby I waited
so long for your kiss
for something to happen,
oh something like this.

And you’re weak and you’re harmless
and you’re sleeping in your harness
and the wind going wild
in the trees,
and it ain’t exactly prison
but you’ll never be forgiven
for whatever you’ve done
with the keys.

O baby I waited
so long for your kiss
for something to happen,
oh something like this.

It’s dark now and it’s snowing
O my love I must be going,
The river has started to freeze.
And I’m sick of pretending
I’m broken from bending
I’ve lived too long on my knees.

Then she dances so graceful
and your heart’s hard and hateful
and she’s naked
but that’s just a tease.

And you turn in disgust
from your hatred and from your love
and she comes to you
light as the breeze.

O baby I waited
so long for your kiss
for something to happen,
oh something like this.

There’s blood on every bracelet
you can see it, you can taste it,
and it’s Please baby
please baby please.

And she says, Drink deeply, pilgrim
but don’t forget there’s still a woman
beneath this
resplendent chemise.

So I knelt there at the delta,
at the alpha and the omega,
I knelt there like one who believes.

And the blessings come from heaven
and for something like a second
I’m cured and my heart
is at ease.

Leonard Cohen

With thanks to Calli. :)

Bygone Picks VII: The Far Away

Unlike some others in this series, AM Radio’s lovely build hasn’t vanished, it’s still around and going strong, and still a little different every time I go back.

The Far Away

But I figure it’s probably one of the most-Picked builds on the grid :) so I’ll rotate it out for a bit.

Making room for what, you ask?

Fogbound Blues

Fogbound Blues!

Best little Blues Club on th’ Grid…


From friend an’ organized-per\son Elura, an SL music thing worth noting:

Covered is a concert dedicated to a single songwriter who performs in secondlife. The idea is to present that songwriter’s music as you would your own. As a performer, you choose the song you wish to perform and you let Elura Galicia know. You also choose one of your originals that you believe goes well with the cover song. Four to six performers will be chosen for each concert. Each concert will cover one artist.

All musicians are asked to promote this concert to their individual groups. Non-music groups may also be invited, Through cross promotion, the music will be heard by more diverse audiences. The venues will post to their groups. When possible, the concerts will be aired live on (indiespectrum radio).

Elura Galicia will coordinate the concert event and host the event.

This is a tips only show. The venues are being donated; as are the talents of those participating. Elura will do her best to graciously request people tip the artists and the venue.

Website information or other promotions: please give to Elura so she may assist you.

These concerts can only take place through your cooperation and generosity.

Thank you,
Elura Galicia

The schedule for the Lexie Covered Concert is:

Lexie’s show
Deadeye – 11:00 1 song, I Could Get Used to You
Raspbury – 11:15 1 song, Kiss
Phemie- 11:30 1 song, Think of You
Pol – 11:45 – 1 song, Drama Magnet
Zorch – 12:00 1 song, End of the Earth
Zane – 12:15 – 1 song, Letting Go
Lexie – 12:30 – 1/2 hour

Sunday, October 10th, 2010 from 11am slt – 1pm slt at the Sound Hole:

ColeMarie Soleil

I’ve thought of ColeMarie Soleil as an artist and machinima-maker, and now it turns out she also sings an’ plays the guitar an’ writes songs an’ stuff.

Some people! :)

Here’s the first performance I ever heard her at:

ColeMarie Soleil at FaireWind Isle / The Old Forest

That’s her perched on the edge of the stage as a scantily-clad faerie. :) She doesn’t like stages, she says.

Here’s the crowd; it’s a fun fantasy venue (click through to flickr for SLURL an’ all):

ColeMarie Soleil performs

I heard her again at tHe sHeD later that same night; that time she didn’t get onto the stage at all, just sat down among us, singing and playing in her amazing direct captivating voice.

And she is really nice, too. :)

Send yer ideas for the SLCC Music track!

Grace says, pay attention!I love live music in SL. Doesn’t even have to be especially good, as long as it’s real and warm and connected. And when it is good, that’s even better.

As I type this I’m at The New Blue Moon, listening (and dancing) to KelvinBlue Oh on jazz guitar, and he’s good. He always is. :) And now, ’cause I compose weblog entries slowly sometimes, it’s Oldwolf Criss, who I haven’t heard before, but so far it’s triff.

One of the first live performers that I became really aware of in SL, as an ongoing person whose stuff was real and warm and connected and good, and who had (and has) a great community of fans and friends and creatives around her, is Grace McDunnough. She’s a great singer, an’ songwriter, an’ all-around smart person, so I try to pay attention when she says things. Even when it’s things about SLCC, which I have to admit I’ve never paid a whole heck of alot of attention to. :)

So anyway that was a long leadup to this here notecard from Grace, soliciting good ideas for a discussion of SL live music on Sunday of SLCC (whenever that is). Read and obey!

Live performance is Second Life is one of my passions, and if you are reading this notecard it’s probably important to you too. And that’s why we need your help.

Linden Lab has asked the live performance community for our suggestions, ideas, complaints and genius bits about how to improve the overall experience for everyone – from performers to venue owners and event planners to residents.

As part of the SLCC Music Track, we will be having a discussion Saturday at 3PM SL/PDT on the panel: Looking to the Future of Live Performance in SL with Colossus Linden.

You can help make that track powerfully meaningful- just add your ideas and insights using the embedded form found here:

Everyone’s input will be collected, we’ll organize the information, and we’ll talk about as much as we possibly can at SLCC. We’ll also make sure that the information is accessible to anyone that is interested.

Please spread the word and thanks in advance.

If you have questions, just drop me a note.

Peace ~ Grace

Why I tend to wander off…

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t tend to go to big Linden-run events, or to other huge events like the Hair Fair. Part of it is my impatience with lag, and the feeble video on this aging laptop. But another part of the problem is that somehow I often just don’t Get It.

I stopped briefly by the Land Expo, landed at the landing points, waited (and waited and waited and waited) for things to rez, read a few signs which were breathlessly enthusiastic about… things related to land, I guess, wandered about a bit, and then left. I guess really one was supposed to attend Scheduled Events, but I’m never organized enough to make it to many of those.

I pretty much ignored the SL Fifth Birthday stuff, but a couple of friends have builds in the Sixth one (SL6B!), that I’ve been helping with some scripts and beta testing, so I’ve been wandering around there a bit. This morning I TPd over at random, took a random teleport from the arrival area, and found myself at the Second Life Time Capsule. Sounds cool!

So there’s this sign about how in June of 2003 various Residents put their most treasured possessions and journal entries into this capsule for future Residents to see, and how now the capsule has arrived here for us all to enjoy. Great stuff! So I walk over and there’s this capsule, and it’s sitting there, and it’s a capsule and… it doesn’t do anything at all. I go into Edit on it, and see that it has all sorts of interesting stuff in its contents, but it doesn’t respond to touch…

Cool!  Now what?

… or to being sat on, or otherwise offer me any access to any of the stuff it holds.

So I have no idea and I wander off. Later on I happen to run into Phaylen Fairchild, who is big in SL6B, and I ask her about it, and she says oh yeah all those things in Contents are going to be on display tomorrow afternoon.

Okayyyyyy… :)

They might have mentioned that somewhere. Maybe they did and I missed it. Or maybe everyone but me just intuits better.

I ran into Phaylen, btw, at an intense live guitar performance at the Synchronicity Auditorium on the SL6B grounds.

Johnny99 Gumshoe and his flamin' guitar

Now this, I understand…


It’s sort of silly to be recommending something after it’s over, but WTH it’s my weblog, I can do whatever springs to fingers.


The other evening Phinn IM’d me to remind me that I kept saying I wanted to see the very notable “The Wall V-2” and well hey it was the last night so it was now or never, so I made room in my Busy Social Calendar and I went and it was really amazing and memorable and afterwards they invited us all to go up and dance on the fragments of the wall so there I am up there doing that.

Pretty neat, eh? :)

The whole thing was very very well done and highly effective. Lots of great scripted events, like shattering glass, entire-stage color changes (except, mostly, for The Wall itself, which sat there grey and graffiti covered and ominous), moving spotlights, character puppets, mostly sinister, that I couldn’t tell if someone was wearing or if they were being operated or scripted or what, costumed dancers, and generally all sorts of things. As well as disturbingly relevant Dubya voiceovers scattered through the soundtrack.

Good performances in SL are just wonderful. Visual / audible / mental / social delights, and all from the comfort of one’s easychair. A good RL event involves vastly more sensory input and “realness”; but it’s also vastly harder to get to, and in many ways vastly more limited. I say profoundly. :)