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!
“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
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
“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.”
“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!
Ps. Iam sure you realize this is in second life…