Saturday, January 23, 2010

RETURN TO AN OLD LOVE



I have been a bit of a chameleon lately looking at and trying different skins and hair and not being entirely thrilled with them on me. No fault of the designers makers of some of the finest skins in SL. I just couldn't find "my" look I wanted.
So I wandered back to Laqroki. I have loved Laqroki sine it was RAC, but for one reason or another although my inventory is crammed with Laqroki skins none have felt quite right lately. Until Drew.
As soon as I put on the sample I knew I was in shopping trouble. Of course I have to get the whole set. Others such as in Grid Expectations and Skin Love can detail out better than I, the qualities the Glow Skins at Laqroki possess. All i can say is I am currently madly in love with Laqorki again.





Friday Night at Sharkie's

This has got to be the most fun place to be on a Friday night. If yu are a Strummer Vultee fan (as I unashamedly am) and happen to like being around a group of very nice people partying and dancing. You have to check it out.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

RELIEF EFFORTS



Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us.
Jane Austen

It is evident that you see much more vanity than genuine pride when people are perpetually boasting on how wonderful, powerful and other such nonsense they would have us believe. I find these people so annoyingly boring but I generally keep that opinion to myself.

However that being said as I have been traversing the live music scene in SL, I have been discovering some genuinely wonderful people. The respnses to the disaster in Haiti speaks for itself. Musicians from all over donating their time, talents and own money to reach out.
I encourage everyone in Second Life to support these efforts. The links to the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders.

Covers Better Than The Original



This girl is phenominal.
I like her versions better than the originals. Check her on YouTube and iTunes

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

Let There Be Music

Bored in Second Life? Not sure what to do or where to go? Check out the events tab in search and look for the Live Music.
I have spent a lot of time checking out the live music scene in Second Life and enjoying it immensely. There is such a broad variety of considerable talent out there that can appeal to almost any taste.
Granted there are some that sound like failed Ramada Inn lounge singers or your father or mother getting up to sing karaoke at a family reunion, but do not be discouraged if you run across one of these there is an abundance or talent to be enjoyed.
Personally, I am more drawn to the performers that play and sing totally live, although I must admit I have heard a few that use the recorded back up music that are very good, there is nothing like a musician accompanying themselves on guitar, piano or even at one performance a very hot little kazoo solo (trust me it was better than that might sound).
A few of the names well worth checking out are KatRose Serendipity, AMforte Clarity, Lizaday Solo, Maximillion Kleene, Harper Messmer and Strummer Vultee.
There are many more I know and I am still discovering new ones, but the ones mentioned stand out in my mind because they are consistently good and seem to be genuinely nice people which appeals to me. Some of these already have a fairly large fan base already built up, some are just emerging on the SL music scene and their performances so far might not be so crowded and you may not be subject to so much lag. Their followings seem to consist of amiable people if a bit overly enthusiastic in group chats sometimes.
So the decree of this blog, get out and enjoy some of the great music SL has to offer. Support the musicians and the venues that are providing them a platform. Socialize and get acquainted. I have made a few very nice new friends at these events (with particular notice of KatRose-she is so sweet and talented and to Strummer’s Addicts and Angels a somewhat rowdy but fun group that make the concerts even more fun).
So get out there, listen, dance and enjoy. There is almost always someone there with a chim to dance with or if you see me there hit me up for a dance on my HUD if got over 250 dances now and if its not lagging to much, I will get you moving to the beat.

Just Catching Up On Some Reading

I am still around just been busy.