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Monday, July 26, 2010

IN MUSIC- JooZz Magic's brilliant sound in Second Life - Sandy Demina Reporting...

Staff Reporter
• Monday, July 26, 2010
JooZz is a Dutch musician, who started his musical career at the age of six. Playing the recorder first, which was replaced by the piano a year later. First band was formed at high school and ever since JooZz is deeply in love with Music.
In 1982 he entered the Rotterdam Conservatory, but family business needed him badly. Now, a few years later, it's Music Time again. Time for a second career...and hey, a Second Life as well !

The music of JooZz is best described as “coming from nowhere, going places”. Starting from scratch, JooZz takes you along to many exciting musical destinations, transferring breathtaking vistas into jewels of brilliant sound. Sometimes danceable, always rich, spiked with healthy doses of melancholy and lessons of life. Using the piano as a base point of reference, JooZz’s compositions, independent of any music style, keep your mind in motion until the next time you hit the ‘play’ button.

FASHION: Prêt-à-Porter a la Second Life - Lacy Muircatle Reporting

Staff Reporter
• Monday, July 26, 2010

Style and image, so what is yours? 

Style is a deeply personal expression of who you are and every time you dress, you are asserting a part of yourself. Image is the foundation of visual credibility, personal presence and non-verbal communications. Research has shown that when you project an image of confidence, you are more likely to succeed both professionally and socially.

I want to hear from you, let’s put a style and image list of essentials together. I’ll make suggestions as to mine and you add to it or tell me why I am wrong. So not necessarily trendy items, but items that can survive season after season, that have seen you through thick and thin, items you can always turn to with confidence. Items that alternately comfort you when you are down after a rough day and that in turn boost your confidence to greater heights when you are feeling great after a fulfilling day. Items that have a place in your heart, and things that represent the yin and yang of your personal style.  

We all know fashion fads come and go, but inevitably there are those items that are always part of the rotation.

Monday, July 19, 2010

SPORTS & LEISURE: This The Crazy Blogger 'Should Have Made The All Madden- Stacey Cardalines Reporting...

Stacey wore her best t-shirt to the biggest interview of her animated career

When people find out I'm a sportswriter, they invariably ask me about the same two or three topics. Cheerleading and wrestling come up a lot, as guys like those concepts when related to my pretty little avatar. The other question I get is "NFL style football," which has nothing to do with my looks.
Well.... scratch THAT one off the list. The majesty of SL has given birth to the SFL.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

SPORTS & LEISURE- Oil Spill Zombie Rabbit Apocalypse- Stacey Cardalines Reporting...

... a Smurf's eye view of Stacey watching an oil spill
What with that oil spill in the real-life Gulf of Mexico, a person needs Second Life to get away from reality to.

Unless you have my job... then you end up at an oil spill. What's worse, it's also a Zombie Rabbit Apocalypse... 
because, as you know, thAT when bunnies get motor oil on them, they grow to be 8 feet tall and crave human blood.... sort of like the Nesquik Bunny with Riger Clemens' steroid use and the diet of Godzilla.

I went to the Oil Spill Zombie Rabbit Land sim today. It's right here:

Unfortunately, I went during the daytime, whenthe Zombie bunnies are sleeping. There sure is a hell of an oil spill happening there, although the adjoining nightclub or nearby suburban Manor development were not at all slowed by it.

Not much was happening... which may have been lucky for me, as I have enough problems fighting humans who aren't superpowered by a bath in crude oil. Sims take a while to get going, but I'd rather be a healthy writer with no story than a Pulitzer Prize winner with qa gigantic zombie bunny wound.

I did meet an executive from the oil company, who told me that everything was under control.

I tried to get the owner for an interview, but I keep odd hours. I also have a goofy monitor, and have trouble in dark sims. If you want to snoop around there, I get the sense that you may find something worse than I found.

Monday, July 12, 2010

MUSICIAN SPOTLIGHT-Azriahl Alternative Rock- Sandy Demina Reporting...

Staff Reporter
• Monday, July 12, 2010
Ontario native Kevin Kennedy (also known as Azriahl) brings a knife's edge to his solo acoustic performance as well as power and command in full band format. This is not the usual strumming balladeer. Soulful curios sifted from post-grunge rubble combine with his earthy candor to create rich songs and lyrical imagery. As broad as his northern home land, Azriahl's influences span the edgy rock of Alice in Chains, introspect of Radiohead, and gives a respectful nod to storytellers like Bob Dylan.
More than a decade behind the microphone has given Kevin an easy going but seasoned stage presence that engages his audience. He has the experience and instinct to absorb a crowd's energy and give it back in his performance. He thrives on it in fact and lively performances and approachability make Azriahl a crowd favorite anywhere he goes.
Typically, Azriahl’s sound falls into “Hard Rock Alternative”, and is always adding to his list of original songs as well as personalizing covers to breathe fresh life into inspiring tracks. As a band, they love outdoor festivals and gatherings, willing to place their music into the hearts and minds of anyone in attendance.
Azriahl after 2 years and half of live performance in Second Life is not so much inworld as before.However I've been lucky to catch him on line and so he kindly responded to my usual little virtual interview...

SPORTS & LEISURE-Sailing And Whaling (on Stacey)- Stacey Cardalines Reporting...

Stacey lures her foe at the charity event into a state of overconfidence...
Staff Reporter
• Monday, July 12, 2010
I spent a better part of Friday attending charity events. They were held in areas ranging from a wrestling ring to a sailboat race. All for a good cause, as we say.
A friend of mine named Sea Gypsy has run into some IRL difficulty. She just lost her home, and doesn't have the money to keep up her SL house. Her friends banded together to help her out with the virtual house. It's the least we could do.
I attended the sailing race, although I didn't sail. Me on a sailboat is an ugly thought, and I'd most likely have fouled up the more serious sailors. I stayed on-shore, took some pictures, and that most likely worked out for the best.

FASHION: Metaverse Exchange Designer showcase - Lacy Muircastle reporting ...

Staff Reporter
• Monday, July 12, 2010
According to Siann Beck owner of MVX “ MVX cares about talented designers enough to assist them to achieve their potential by providing a venue where otherwise hidden talent can be seen by all.”

Metaverse Exchange is a site dedicated to facilitating commerce among users of all virtual worlds and gaming worlds where residents and players trade in virtual goods.
It is intended for MVX to serve any and all virtual worlds, as the opportunity arises. MVX is currently serving Second Life™ and 3rd Rock Grid™. The idea is to ultimately serve any virtual world or gaming world which supports commerce among its residents or players.

MVX’s business philosophy is that they don't believe that business, or life for that matter, is a zero-sum game: that is, they don't believe that, in order for one to win, someone else must lose. They strongly believe in conducting business to the mutual benefit of all concerned. That means that you as a merchant and/or shopper, will always come before money. The owner, Siann Beck, has been an independent businesswoman for many years, and it has always been her experience that, when she operates that way, the money takes care of itself. 

So building on this philosophy MVX has announced that it will be hosting a showcase for up and coming designers in Second Life scheduled for mid August.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

FASHION, On the SL Fashion Scene - Lacy Muircastle reporting ...

Azure Yachts
Once again the fashion industry in SL has been a hive of activity. I managed to catch two of the major events of the weekend.

Azure Yachts launch which took place on Saturday, July 10, 2010 and which was a gala day of festivities celebrating the Grand Opening of Azure Yachts and the unveiling of the fabulous Alpha Fleet. Featuring the Gems & Kisses collection of fine jewellery presented by one of Second Life’s premiere modelling agency Boulevard Modelling Agency followed by an after party second to none with three of Second Life’s BEST Djs SAO Tokyoska , Jenny Robledo and DJ Karrano Arashi doing the honours.

The intention of the show was to showcase the diverse opportunities for design in Second Life. On the one hand the micro-craft of designing and making Jewellery featuring "Gems & Kisses" by Deliziosa Vendetta who is synonymous with highly innovative and creative jewellery in SL and on the other hand the macro builds of luxury Super-Yachts by Niyo Batista of Azure Yachts. The venue itself was one of Azure yachts’ impressive true Luxury Super-Yachts. 

Friday, July 9, 2010

MUSICIAN SPOTLIGHT:ZeroOne Paz. The Urgency to Play in second Life- Sandy Demina Reporting...

Staff Reporter
• Monday, July 19, 2010
ZeroOne Paz is a multi-instrumentalist and composer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has performed in nearly every kind of musical ensemble imaginable, from orchestras to rock bands, bluegrass to acid jazz. His SL solo performances are unlike anything else you'll hear in the SL live music scene. Beautiful originals and heartfelt covers, sung by ZeroOne, and played on VIBRAPHONE! His fabulous virtual backup band is called The ZeroTones!

ZeroOne performs regularly in Second Life as a solo artist, and with singer/songwriter Pato Milo as a duo, and in jazz ensembles, playing drums, percusion, and vibraphone. He has composed three scores for aerial ballets and several soundscapes in collaboration with various Second Live artists.

Here below our conversation about music and (second) life 

Monday, July 5, 2010

IN MUSIC-The HarperMessmer Experience- Sandy Demina Reporting...

Staff Reporter
• Monday, July 05, 2010
Everyone in SL should be sure to partake in the Harper Messmer Experience: this 100% virtual artist delights his audience with a soothing blend of pop, R&B, and rock featuring his own songs and those by some of today's popular artists.

Harper is one of the most popular artist in SL where he built a very good following.
At every gig he usually gathers his fans where they have the chance to listen to his voice just inworld.  He's not interested to pursuit any RL career.So he belongs to that group of artists who just want to perform in SL.  

SPOTLIGHT FEATURE- Interview with Ivy Maverick of Maverick Designs- Ramon Federal Reporting...

Staff Reporter
• Monday, July 05, 2010
Ivy Maverick Sets the Trend for Avatar Looks
Maverick Avatar Design’s Ivy Maverick talks about her new line of Luxeskins for the good-looking avatar

Ivy Maverick’s SL career making and selling avatar shapes and skins through Maverick Avatar Designs ( evolved naturally from her RL profession doing makeovers with hair and make up. 
“When I came to SL it was just natural for me to help people to look better….I was helping people and one of my friends, Guardian Holden, built me a store and encouraged me to make it a business.” 
Now, at last count, that business is in 563 people’s Picks and can boast a group membership of 5600. 

Ivy sat down on Friday, July 2nd, with SL Enquirer to talk about avatar design and trends and about the up-coming launch of Maverick Avatar Design’s new “Luxeskins” line of skins. Priced at 1995 lindens, these new skins will be offered in tone versions such as “Copper,” “Pale,” “Tan,” and a couple of others. Each tone will be featured in a pack of 12 new skins with different make-up and facial configurations, with each new type coming in “cleavage” and “no cleavage” options, for a total of 24 varieties in each pack.

Also included in each pack will be a classic Maverick Design shape. Hair will not be included, although Ivy hopes to offer that eventually. 

Saturday, July 3, 2010

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Friday, July 2, 2010

FASHION -The All-Stars Relay for Life Fashion Fest 2010 - Lacy Muircastle reporting ...

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Relay For Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people to:

Celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer. The strength of survivors inspires others to continue to fight.

Remember loved ones lost to the disease. At Relay, people who have walked alongside people battling cancer can grieve and find healing.

Fight Back. We Relay because we have been touched by cancer and desperately want to put an end to the disease.

And in Second Life it is very much a part of the community and is a well supported across many regions and in a number of ways.

One of these ways is The All stars Relay For Life Fashion Fest which opened on July 2 and runs through to July 11 at 10pm SLT!

There is an amazing extravaganza of Top SL Designers and everything you could possibly want or need to make you into the avatar you always wanted to be!! There are 9 sims running 24 hours a day showcasing Clothes, Hair, Tattoos, Shoes, Jewellery, Skins, Shapes, Accessories, you name it - if it’s for your avatar - it will be there!!  

They also have One of a Kind designs and limited editions by some wonderful SL designers - and are showcasing them in 3 fashion shows! You don’t want to miss this stunning display of what SL can really offer!!

Plus they have some of SL's finest Live Music talent playing for you to help make this a festive and enjoyable event and Live Deejays cranking out the music and keeping you updated, and some wonderful fireworks to help the celebrations, plus auctions, a hunt and raffles are all part and parcel of the events on offer.
You can help raise some money to Fight for a CURE and have a spectacular time doing it!!

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