Original Music in a Virtual World

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The O R I G I N A L S

Featuring on May 30th –  Tuesday

8am Winston Ackland

8:30am Pol Arida

9am Joe Paravane

9: 30 am The Vinnie Show

All this at Commune Utopia

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Live ORIGINAL music is alive in Second life daily!

This is my favorite aspect of Second life, going to hear live music in a virtual world.

Such a great way to hear so many talented people. Musicians often have studios in their homes and will stream their practice sessions or shows into Sl.

What a wonderful way to get your original music globally played.

People from all over the globe log into Second life to catch shows all day long.

I really enjoy unwinding after work with a live performance escaping into the creativity of many musicians.

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Winston Ackland isn’t new to the music scene playing for over 20 years.

His musical career bridged Sl and Rl when his cover of  “Lithium” was used in The 20th century Fox film “Marley and Me” and again when Winston’s cover of “Psycho Killer” was used in Oliver Stone’s “Savages”

Winston’s Newest project is a collaboration between friends called Wonderland Diner.

Winston on Bandcamp
Winston aka Bruce lash on Cd baby

Bruce lash On Last Fm

I interviewed Winston here  in 2015

Pol Arida‘s `Hammer` Guitar style is widely regarded as unique, where the guitar is hit hundreds of times per minute to produce a multi-instrument sound.

The Hitchcock of songwriting” Nick Cave
“One of the most unique Guitarists on the planet” NME
“out on his own as a songwriter” BBC Radio
“Pain in the Ass” His Mum
“When all around us appears false then the only thing left is to think.” POL

Pol on the web
Pol on You Tube

JOE PARAVANE ( Joe Rizzo)
San Francisco bay area singer songwriter ‘ Joe Paravane’ sings & performs acoustic finger-picking guitar mixing folk, rock, delta & ragtime styles.

All acoustic, no backing tracks, all live. Gibson J200 acoustic guitar with top of the line Neumann vocal microphone through warm tube preamps with professional studio sound quality and mix.

Joe also performs as a duo, trio and quartet all acoustic streamed live from his California studio. He performs with one of the real-life members of the Jerry Garcia Acoustic band, a stand up acoustic bassist and percussionist.
Joe on the web

My Blog Post about Joe

The Vinnie show was Winner of 2016 Avi choice for Favorite Acoustic and Original songs.

The Vinnie Show delivers you an hour of complete entertainment. Vinnie pours his heart and soul into every song and Live performance …. hoping to give something to each person in the audience.

The Vinnie Show is all about having fun together!

The Vinnie Show on Flickr

VInnies gigs – Google Calendar

Come on by Commune Utopia in Second Life

and Listen to some amazing musicians!

 thanks for stopping by

~ owl

The Winston Ackland Video is By Fuchsia NightFire

The Pol Arida Video is by POL

The Joe Paravane Video is by Robert69 Little

The Vinnie show Video By Robert69 Little

*Robert has many amazing videos saving the sounds of so many Second life Musicians I am so thankful he has kept this history for us all.

 

 

Pillow Talk – Red Flags

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Red Flags

Come to Pillow Talk Saturday May 20th @ 12pm
Our topic this time is Red Flags

“We all have these experiences when looking back we thought

” I should have seen this coming”

Often there where warning signs we overlooked.

What are lessons you learned from these experiences?

What for you is a Red Flag while dating in Second Life.

Let’s learn from one another and get wiser!”

This event is organized by Friends & Lovers

hosted at Commune Utopia

Here is your teleport to the meet up 

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My Red Flags for any situation is deceit.

If I feel like I am lied to or if I am lied to that is a huge huge red flag.

If someone misrepresents themselves to me I consider that a Red Flag.

Hiding things from me is a Red Flag communication is key.

For everything I try to listen with my body and mind.

Being mean is also a red flag.

In Second life trust is huge.

The layer of anonymous offers a sense of security.

Often the space of being anonymous opens us to reveal more of our selves on a personal level opening up to express things we hold back.

The freedom of expression and action in Second life can be enlightening.

With focus and insight, it is possible to work through issues that have held you back in life and knowing yourself.

Come on by Pillow Talk and join the discussion!

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Below are a few interesting or helpful links.

Caring Unlimited – Domestic abuse Red Flags

10 Relationship Red Flags – Psychology today

Red flags for a toxic Poly Relationship on Feral attraction blog

Intuition

Thank you

~ Owl

Suzen Juel Resistance in SL

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@ White Chapel Londen LEA

Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Artist

Totally wild Suzen Juel!

 Suzen grew up with a family of French Musicians Artists and Writers, no wonder she was playing guitar by 13 and expanding. Suzen’s first CD came out in 1989. She began performing in Second Life in 2005 with her 6 string guitar. Being one of the first Indie artists to perform in second life she has seen the music scene grow

While expressing her artistic side and emotions through her music, words and art it emerges as a tapestry of color and sound.

Suzen’s musical style is powerful, bold, sensual, earthy and wild!

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Peacock Gallery

Suzen Juel aka Juel Resistance also shares her Art in second life.

She did a LEA build in 2016 I got the chance to ask her a few questions in this blog post.

  • “Suzen you are obviously passionate about your music and Art.
  • What would you say is your main motivator to create?

“My main motivator to create is a push of thought that is so powerful it can’t be ignored. The logical reason however is…(like Dylan once said, I don’t like the songs I hear so I wrote my own)….I don’t like a lot of things I see around me….blank walls, silent rooms, no color….So I wanted to create things that make my eyes happy, songs that make someone…somewhere…feel what I’m feeling. We all express what is inside of us in different ways. Some people are vocally expressive, others express through fixing things, or creating lavish meals, or simply cleaning a space around them…..it all has a purpose. I become overwhelmed with an emotion of sorts and it comes out through color or sound.”

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Altered

Some of the current places to go see Suzen’s work in second life :

Altered Suzen Juel  – Her newest gallery with live performances

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Suzen’s Art at the white chapel londen Lea Build

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Suzen Juel’s work at The Dirty Grind – a steampunk sl venue and artists collective

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Suzen’s work at The Peacock Art Gallery

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@ Dirty Grind

Suzen Juel on the web SuzenJuel .com

Check out her Marketplace store  

Suzen on flickr

Suzen on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Suzen.JueL.Resistance/about/?ref=page_internal

https://www.facebook.com/SuzenJueLResistence/

https://www.facebook.com/SuzenJueLART/

https://www.facebook.com/suzenjueliNKiES/

Thank you for stopping in and go see some art or listen to some live music!

~owl

Jealousy & Compersion

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Come to Pillow Talk Saturday May 6th @ 12pm

Our topic this time is Jealousy and Compersion.

Join the conversation about

 strong emotional feelings and joy in a loved one’s happiness.

Listen and hear how other folks deal with similar emotions.

Voice or type

This event is organized by Friends & Lovers

hosted at Commune Utopia.

Here is your teleport to the meet up

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What is Compersion

Simple definition feeling joy in your loved one’s happiness with other people.

What is Jealousy

Simple definition feeling uncomfortable due to someone else being with your lover.

above video is from Conor McMillen and Brittany Taylor on their channel about inspiring authentic relationships,

This is sure to be an interesting and lively discussion.

I do hope you can come by and participate or listen.

I was going to ramble on with my experiences and thoughts but then realized I will save it for the pillow talk meet up.

See you there!

~ owl

blog posts I read for better understanding of compersion

caught in the cogs

huffington post

smarter love blogspot

polyamory diaries

Fantasy Faire SL

 

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“Celebrating its ninth year, Fantasy Faire 2017 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, role-players and performers in the virtual world, bringing their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.”

From the Fantasy Faire website

Unfortunately, Cancer is a disease that has touched all of us in some way it’s a very worthy cause and Second life hosts many events that support Relay for life.

 Visit the Totals page to see what SL events have earned for Relay For Life during the year: Sl Totals

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This amazing creative colorful fantasy events end tomorrow builds are up through may 4th.. I hope you have had time to go see all the amazing builds and shop to support cancer research.

I didn’t get to spend as much time as I wanted to at Faire this year but that is a common occurrence in second life.  Time even in a virtual world is precious and gone too fast.

Enjoy what time you have as all too soon it may be gone.

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The time I had to spend at fantasy faire I thoroughly enjoyed wandering around meeting people seeing the builds and yes shopping. lol I bought toys. I kind of have a thing for toys I buy particles and bubble blowers and recently even a ridable mesh horse. Hey it has to be fun right?

Now hop on it and run off to Faire tomorrow is its last day!

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Fantasy Faire on the web

Relay for Life of Secondlife

Relay for Life

Thank you for stopping in!

~Owl