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Monday, May 24, 2010

MUSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Jordio:a Catalan pianist in Second Life - Sandy Demina Reporting

Staff Reporter
• Monday, May 24, 2010
 Jordio Carnell is a Catalan artist with many years of playing experience. Carnell specializes in interpreting rock and jazzy covers of such greats as the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elton John, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, David Bowie, and more in his own unique style.
Though classically trained, he progressed to rock and pop as a band member and solo artist.

He's a 100% virtual musician because his career is carried out just in Second Life.

Interview with Jordio

SANDY: First of all some words about you: where are you from?JORDIO:As I say at the beggining of my shows… "I'm Jordio Carnell, and I'm a piano player from Catalonia"

SANDY: How long have you been playing music?JORDIO:I was 5 years old when I started to learn the language of music. I have studied music since I was 18 and SL has encouraged me to start it again!

SANDY: What instruments do you play?JORDIO:I'm an acceptable piano player, a mediocre drum player, a bad bass player and the worst guitar player ever.

SANDY: How would you describe your style?JORDIO:I play jazzy versions of pop tunes, and pop versions of jazz standards.Actually I'm not a composer. I usually don't like all the things I write, when i listen to it later.

SANDY: What do you spend the most time on; music or lyrics?JORDIO:On music, of course. I'm a bad lyricist.

SANDY: Which acts have most inspired you?JORDIO:The Rolling Stones. I've grown up listening to Keith Richards… I've always wanted to translate to the keys his particular way of playing the rhythm guitar.

SANDY: Where do you get ideas for songs/pieces of music?JORDIO:Well… I get ideas when I arrange songs. I break them into little pieces and then I try to sort them again.
I love to play songs in a different mood/way than you're used to listening to them.

SANDY: Except for other musicians what else inspires you?JORDIO:The pursuit to make people happy with the music I play.

SANDY: What has influenced you to get your to where you are today musically?JORDIO:A lot of awesome musicians… from Leonard Cohen to Miles Davis; from Thelonious Monk to David Bowie; the Beatles and of course, the Stones,…

SANDY: Which song would you most like to have written?JORDIO:"Heroes", by David Bowie

SANDY: Let's talk about SL, how did you discover it?
JORDIO:I saw a report on TV and I became suddendly very curious about this virtual worls.Definitely curiosity brought me inworld!

SANDY: Did you ever think to use your real name for what you usually do in Second Life?JORDIO:Never!

SANDY: What you like to do here in Second Life when you are not playing?Do you like shopping or going to music concerts or art exhibits?JORDIO:I often go to gigs and listen to other musicians.I'm not really interested in shopping...Not my favorite thing at all!

SANDY: Do you think SL can be a valid showcase for your RL works?JORDIO:No… but I very much enjoy sharing my music and it's a great surprise to me to meet people all over the world that I can move with my music.

SANDY: Do you use other kind of digital promotions?JORDIO:Myspace and facebook

SANDY: Where do you see yourself a year from now:will Second Life still exist?JORDIO:I don't care… The question is… will Jordio exist?

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Reader Opinions
MAY 24  •  Jordio is THE piano man!!
If you haven't seen one of his shows, its well worth your time to check it out! I promise you will NOT be disappointed!!! Top shelf performer!


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