One Tree Hill in Second life


“One Tree Hill”

Joshua Tree Project

at LEA7 exhibiting through August 31st

by Karma Avedon

After reading about this Lea Build in Strawberry Sing’s blog, her Friday finds post here I had to go see it.

I Love music so a sim that was basically a stroll through U2’s album The Joshua Tree, YES!


I mean who wasn’t impressed with this Album when it came out?

It was Poignant then and still is today!

U2 umm yeah omg! U2 is currently touring!

 Joshua Tree Tour

“I was interested in the miner’s strike politically, but I wanted to write about it on a more personal level. The untold story of the coal strike is the number of family relationships that either broke down or were put under great strain. That was the final blow.” – Bono, NME 1987

The Joshua tree on Lea sims

From the notecard at the sim:

“Welcome to “One Tree Hill” – A virtual journey into the sounds and lyrics of U2’s 1987 album, The Joshua Tree.

Why that album?

“it struck me how this particular album, U2’s “The Joshua Tree” is as relevant to these modern times we are in today, as it was when it took the world by storm 30 years ago.

Then it was Reagan and Thatcher, today it is Trump and May.

Then it was El Salvador and the Falklands, today it is Syria and Northern Africa.

Then it was coal miners in England fighting for survival, today it is American coal worker’s trying to survive in a fast changing world.

The similarities of then and now are fascinating which might be one the reasons the band is currently performing the album in its entirety”   Joshua Tree Tour

“This project is not about politics though. No. My goal with this project was to try and take you on a virtual tour inside an album of songs. What does a song look like if you could step inside it and walk around? That was the question that inspired this project, and I felt the amazing songs from this particular album where as good a place to start as any because the words and the sounds still seem so relevant some 30 years later.”

“One Tree Hill is a fictional place. It is a search for a mythical “American Dream” using the songs in your heart as the map. Wooden signs will help you find various points of interest, but the path is yours to choose. I hope you walk “where the streets have no name” and enjoy the journey! “ ~ Karma


“So that song is about torment, sexual but also psychological, about how repressing desires makes them stronger. The most important line is probably, ‘And you give yourself away.’ It just flipped it and it releases all the mental tension, which is when the ‘Aah-aah’ comes out. That is what giving yourself away is, musically.” – Bono, U2 By U2 2006

One Tree Hill Website

“The One Tree Hill Project is a three-month project submitted to and approved by The Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA). The Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) was established to help create a center of arts activity in Second Life. It is a collaborative venture between Linden Lab and the arts community. ONE Tree Hill was conceived and created by Karma Avedon with the help of Soda Sullivan, Zoe Jimenez, Nodnol Jameson, Noah Heart, Abbi Quartz and many other great artists.”

Your teleport

One Tree Hill Flickr Group

“I’ll see you again when the stars fall from the sky
And the moon has turned red over One Tree Hill”

Thank you for reading now go see and hear it!

~ owl

Ps. Iam sure you realize this is in second life



I have made it to quite a few show’s Frets Nirvana has organized to help raise funds for Veterans.

I believe it used to be the wounded warrior project. A few years back Fret’s veteran fundraising has gone to Homes for Our Troops.

I have to say I am very happy about this change, Homes for Our troops is an organization I often support in my First Life.

I was a Military brat growing up and I have Military men in my Life. Homes for our Troops is a wonderful organization that .90 cents on the dollar collected goes back in to the project. Once someone becomes disabled due to serving our country it is very hard for them not to become depressed. Unfortunately, Americans can be very rough on her Hero’s. I am so glad there is organizations like Homes for troops that help Vets Come Back home.


Kultivate is pleased to announce a Fourth of July weekend fundraiser for Homes for Our Troops, which raises money to fund homes for disabled veterans.

 July 1 – 4, 2017

Featuring  3 days of events, live performers, a special hunt, an art auction and more, with proceeds going to Homes For Our Troops.

For a full schedule of events and a list of participating artists look on the Kultivate post here on Kultivate Magazine

The events are happening here on the Kultivate sim

Inara Pey covert this with a bit more insight on her blog Living in a Modem world.


In Second Life, the veterans’ charity “Homes Four Our Troops,” which helps those who once served in the American Armed Forces whom have fallen on hard times by building them homes, is perhaps best known for its monthly charity at Veterans Isle, organized by musician Frets Nirvana.You can contact or see what Frets is doing on his  Facebook page.

Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.

Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives.

Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar has gone directly to our program services for Veterans. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives.

The HFOT staff is dedicated to these values: COMMITMENT, ACCOUNTABILITY, RESPECT, EXCELLENCE, and SERVICE.

Thank you for coming by and if you can please go donate Buy Art and bid : )

~ Owl

The O R I G I N A L S


The O R I G I N A L S came to life in SL summer during 2008. A travelling group of varying artists. The premise is original thought, live and quality music. The brainchild of POL Arida & The Shippe who wanted to bring more original music to the masses of SL!

June 27th – Tuesday @ Commune Utopia

The O R I G I N A L S

8am Lexus Melodie

8:30 am Pol Arida

9 am Suzen Juel

9: 30 am Winston Ackland

Your Teleport to the gig

Lexus Melodie

is a British singer-songwriter whose performances combine great music, warmth of personality and a sense of humor in equal quantities. She has a voice that can melt hearts but never takes herself too seriously.

Lexus on Facebook

Pol Arida

Is an accomplished singer songwriter from Edinburgh UK.

Finalist in International songwriting competition in 2009 semifinalist in 2017

#5 on the new Scottish music charts.

His unique hammer Guitar style is wild and drives home his lyrics with each original piece he shares. The mind of Pol Arida is rocky terrain which leaks out his lyrical defense against a world gone mad. *listen

Pol Arida Website

Pol Arida Facebook

Suzen Juel

“I become overwhelmed with an emotion of sorts and it comes out through color or sound.”

Dirty, Sexy, Sultry stick in your head Lyrics.

Raw, earthy vocals.
Attention to the details of perception.

The depth of a true artist diving deep into personal experience, expressing through song.
Worth every listen you have…

Suzen shares glimpses of her soul through her Art and Music.

Her musical style is powerful, bold, sensual, earthy and wild love it!

Suzen Juel’s website

Suzen Juel Resistance facebook

I blogged a bit about Suzen here

I asked Winston -What do you love about Second Life?

Winston Ackland:

“I love the fingerprints of everyone who is on the grid, whether they build things, or build connections between people. here we are, from all over the world, wandering the grid, sharing experiences. though these experiences are virtual, we still share them. I love how SL makes me question what real is. “

Today Winston shares his thought provoking originals with us .. careful he has been known to make women swoon!

Winston Ackland isnt 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 Winstons cover of Psycho Killer was used in Oliver Stones Savages.

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

Winston’s Calendar

Winston aka Bruce’s website


Bruce Lash facebook


~ Thank you for stopping by owl








So much to do & see

Whispers & Rumors SL14B

SL14B with Carnival as the theme Opens Sunday June 18th.

Snipits and bits I have heard so far that caught my interest..

Zak Claxton

Indie musician, happy person. 1/3 of They Stole My Crayon. Priorities: compassion, nature, laughter.

FRIDAY JUNE 23, 2PM: Second Life Music Fest (SL14B)

Zak Claxton is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and performing musician who is best known over the last nine+ years for his online live performances in virtual worlds and remote video streams. A respected multi-instrumentalist and occasional session musician, Zak’s first album as a solo artist was released in 2009. He’s also a member of So Cal-based alternative band They Stole My Crayon, whose debut album is planned for release in Summer 2016. Zak loves many things, including most kinds of cheese, really nice guitars, pie, and just about all kinds of music. Learn more about Zak here.

 Suzen JueL Resistance

I can’t wait to see what Suzen has built, her work is always wild and full of color!

Below quotes from her Facebook.

“I’m calling my exhibit at the SL14B ‘Mary’s Lipstick’”

“I’m excited to have been asked to participate in exhibiting my art for this year’s SL14B! <whistles impatiently>  will be some sweet freebies here when it opens to the public”

Check out more things Suzen in this blog post I did about some of her art exhibits awhile back.. Suzen is such an Amazing Musician and wild woman!

 She is playing at sl14B  @ the SL14B Music festival.

Here is a link to her performing calendar and website

 ( I have her June 27th at The O R I G I N A L S.. stay tuned!)

John Herring

Just got my invite to build at SL14B, let the fun begin!

Iam quite Positive this Involves Kultivate Magazine

Anything John is involved in is always worth checking out in my opinion!

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Stone’s Works

“I am very proud to announce that Stone’s Works was asked to create the Welcome Sim for SL14B ! (14 years for Secondlife) who’d a thunk it! The Celebration opens on June 18th and I hope you all come visit! There will be a lot of gifts from creators around the grid, a lot of music as well as some fabulous builds !!! For the Welcome sim I have created – ehmm not allowed to give it away – but think dragons!”

Kody Meyers
 feeling excited.

“And this is a very excited photographer sitting in his parcel at the SL14B Community Celebration!”


There will be a new free avatar to pick up at SL kiosks..

Once SL14B is open this link may lead to one.

 Sl14b av

Look it has Antlers!! yay Hoot!

For more glimpses check the destination guide here

SL14B is coming soon check the official SL14B website for info!

Open Sunday June 18th!

Hoot Hoot yeah Iam excited!

see you there







Second Life Virtually 14

Second Life has a huge birthday bash coming soon

Creative Artists, builders, dreamers, Musicians and more!

The theme for this year is Carnivalesque!

June 18th – 25th Sl will be 14 years old.


Wow a virtual world of 14 years its insane think about where technology was 14 years ago 2003

(ipods, usb flash, blue tooth were all new).

IN sl we all looked umm well like noob’s.

Speaking of Noobs there are 2 big parties inside the huge party, many parties inside actually but these 2 are featured:

“We will be hosting two costume parties inworld – Come as You Were, and a Masquerade Ball. We all come into this (virtual) world as total n00bs, and the Come as You Were party is a nod to those days of yore – whether it was yesterday or over a decade ago. Put your best Ruth forward, as there’s a costume contest and a L$5000 prize on the line! We’re also hosting a Masquerade/Masked Ball – where mystique and intrigue are sure to reign supreme! There is also a L$5000 prize for the best at the ball! Both parties will take place at the Cake Stage in the SL14B Community Celebration Regions – stay tuned for details once those locations go live! Those Regions will also be home to where you can pick up a special commemorative avatar and bonus gift from the Lab.” (taken from Xiola Linden’s post on the sl Blog.)

  • Masquerade:June 19, 2017 from 11am – 1pm SLT
  • Come as You Were: June 21, from 6 – 8 pm SLT
  • sl14b Music festival

Hoot a huge Music festival too!

Now, on With the Show!
We are going to rock the Grid with three days of music – from Italian Opera to full on Psychedelic Rock – and you won’t want to miss out on that. Our 3rd Annual Music Fest is coming, and so much cooler than Coachella – literally, you can blast the air conditioning or fans from the comfort of your computer! Details about lineup and location to come – but be sure to save the dates, get your tail feathers ready to shake, and find those ‘rock on’ bento gestures for the show!” (Xiola Linden’s blog post)

  • Music Fest Day 1: June 23, 2017 from 11 AM – 3 PM (SLT)
  • Music Fest Day 2: June 24, 2017 from 8 PM – 12 AM (SLT)
  • Music Fest Day 3: June 25, 2017 from 4 PM – 8 PM (SLT)

No idea yet when the lineup will be released I will blog them as I find out  but keep checking the official SL14b website so you don’t miss all the fun.

Sl14b website

sl14b logo bluish

If you haven’t heard about it there is a also

a huge shopping event happening through June 25th

Lots of free gifts and discounts by designers all over the grid.

Here is the link to destination guide as this shopping event is 3 regions big.

SL14B shopping Destination guide

Iam so excited for all this Carnivalesque  to begin, Art builds Music . Wild folks  showing off their wild creativity! The builds are always inspiring and mind blowing!


Hope to see you there this year

~ owl