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!

Jo Yardley posted for 1920s Berlin19224834_1697896937180838_2185159385146118094_n 

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

Original Music in a Virtual World


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

your teleport

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.


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

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.



Suzen Juel Resistance in SL

@ 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!

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… all has a purpose. I become overwhelmed with an emotion of sorts and it comes out through color or sound.”


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

Altered Suzen Juel  – Her newest gallery with live performances

Your teleport

Suzen’s Art at the white chapel londen Lea Build

Your teleport

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

Your teleport

Suzen’s work at The Peacock Art Gallery

Your teleport

@ Dirty Grind

Suzen Juel on the web SuzenJuel .com

Check out her Marketplace store  

Suzen on flickr

Suzen on Facebook

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