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

SL14B: in the quiet of the weekend

Inara pay shows a few exhibits she enjoyed … go check out Sl14B.. the exhibits are still up but not for long…

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

SL14B Community Celebration; Inara Pey, June 2017, on FlickrSL14B Community Celebration

The excitement and the entertainment of SL14B has come and gone – but the regions still there for a while, and there’s still a fair amount to see, if you haven’t taken the time to do so before now. What’s more the regions are all now a lot quieter, offering more chances to see things, enjoy the rides and take photos. This being the case, I thought I would, as with previous years, share a handful of the exhibits I enjoyed just in case they appeal to you as well.

I’ve already covered some of the art exhibits I particularly enjoyed in the regions in The Art of SL14B, so consider this a companion article to that piece 🙂 .

Cassini’s Grand Finale – Diamond Marchant / Leeward Cruising Club

Location: SL14B Beguile

Cassini’s Grand Finale – Diamond Marchant / Leeward Cruising Club

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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








Mistero, Oblee & AmFort


Mistero Hifeng

SL14B exhibit

This Italian Artist is quite skilled at creating sculptures of his imagination depicting real emotions and feelings.

Every piece I have seen of Mistero Hifeng’s work has moved my soul and brain in many ways.

The skill level this artist uses to imbibe his work with feeling and soul is quite incredible!


Mistero Hifeng is the creator of Cammino e Vivo Capovolto

Mistero on Facebook

Mistero Hifeng on Flickr

I blogged Mistero here awhile back.

The Living room was lucky to have Mistero exhibit for us


Musical aspirations this evening

Oblee Live

Music Fest on Stage Left

Sat, June 24, 8pm – 9pm

This video is by Fuchsia Nightmare of Oblee at BlindBoy Gumbo’s venue The forest

Oblee on Facebook

Oblee on the web

Gotta Include the Drax Files Video about Oblee

AMForte Live

 Music Fest on Stage Left

Sat, June 24, 9pm – 10pm

Amforte on Facebook

“Sometimes there is no need to know where an artist is from or what their favorite color is. Sometimes all you need to do is simply experience the artist’s work because truly passionate artists will bare their soul to you. “

Go play and dance!!