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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Highway to Rock Club's Best in New Year's Wildest Outfit- Chance to win $1,000Ls! Dec 31st at 2pm SLT


Come on down for the Best New Year's Party in Second Life. $1000Ls on the board Best in Wildest or Craziest New Year's Outfits. Dj Thal will be spinning sum hot tunes and takin requests from all genre's of music.  One Day Only New year's Eve. So Come On down and join us at Highway to Rock for a rockin good time and bring your funkiest outfits and your song requests as well. Let's do this and make it the best new year's eve party on the grid.

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Dickens Project Wraps Up A Popular 2017 Edition

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Seanchai Library is ready to celebrate.  The 2017 Edition of The Dickens Project has been an unprecedented success, and Closing Day Events on Saturday, December 30th will reflect that accomplishment.

To Date there have been 2900 visits to LEA 7 since the doors opened November 25th, and over 33% of them returned for multiple visits and events.  As the previous 10-14 days of Dickens expanded to 36 days, more people than ever were touched by The Dickens Project's vision of providing the opportunity to "walk in the steps of Ebenezer Scrooge."

Mystic Academy : Twin Flames - Seersha Heart Reporting…



            Mystic Academy was founded in 2006 by SL resident Dragon Flow [dragon.shichiroji]. Nine years later after a period of dormancy, in 2015 he met his loving partner Venus [venus.kaur]  and out of their joint energy they redefined  and restarted the academy with a fresh start.
By now Mystic Academy maintains the largest spiritual community on the grid.  

This group celebrates diversity walking that careful line between different people and different beliefs.  I first learned of Mystic when I attended a class there on meditation.  They have several classes.  I first began my conversation with Dragon about those classes.

“Yes, we do, you can see an example of our monthly calendar and upcoming messages on:
http://www.mysticacademy.com  “tells Dragon.  In fact, Dragon said that the Academy is actively interested in anyone interested in volunteering time.  They have several open spots.  IM Dragon or Venus to get the latest application.  If you have been to Mystic, drop by the library and pick up an application.

Some examples of our classes include:

1. Authenticity 
2. Shedding identity  
3. Unconditional love 
4.  Vedic Astrology
5. Dreams (what do they mean?)
6.  Food for a good mood
7. Twin Flames
8. Huna Philosophy
9. Human Design
10. Hatha Yoga
11. Transpersonal Psychology
12. Art Therapy
13. Children of the stars
14. Generating Abundance 
15. Automatic writing
16. Astrology and Consciousness 
17. Making Connections
18. Mindfulness for busy people
19. Awareness and the presence of Now
20. Healthy ego and your inner child
21. Spirituality and Relationships


Before I asked more questions about Mystic, I wanted to know what originally brought Dragon to SL.  The stories people share about their introduction to SL are unique and interesting.  I posed the question to Dragon and he told me “Actually it was following a sojourn into south India in a time I was not working and trying to find myself, I came across the concept of a community free of money and material concerns focused on developing aspiration for growth and unity and creating a sense of belonging. I came to SL with this concept in mind and wanting to bring it to manifestation so that I could also learn skills that would better my professional real life. Venus states she came to SL out of pure curiosity. 

It is fantastic to see someone who came to SL so many years ago still working on their original goals.  In fact, Dragon and Venus have seen their dream grow along with SL.  Mystic is very keen to emphasize diversity.  I asked Dragon What Mystic means by “celebrating diversity”.  He responded, “We are all walking different paths in life, with different experiences and goals and different cultural backgrounds, age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and ability/disability - we seek to make bridges between people to get better understanding and seeing what we have in common.”  To receive notices of events at Mystic Academy, join their main group.  There is no cost to join the group, it is free to all interested.  Joining information in contacts below.


SEERSHA: What would you tell someone visiting Mystic the first time?

Dragon and Venus:  “To get to know us better, and hopefully find something resonant in what we do. I would also ask them to consider our basic values of respect for each other. We would like to feel as they are home and to join our Friday circle. Come as you are. You will be accepted.  I would most likely pass them our "about us" notecard. 

SEERSHA: If you could bring any celebrity into sl, to live and to assist at Mystic, who would you pick and why?

Dragon and Venus:   “great question .... there are so many spiritual celebrities at the moment and film ones too that are entering this terrain... 
but I think what I really want is normal people with normal stories to come and help us as they are often extraordinary. They just need an interest in what we do and a willingness to want to help, we have a volunteer with us flyer we can share with anyone who wants to find out more. If there was anyone famous we would like to invite Teal Swan - We are sure she would encourage more authenticity and self exploration. 

I visited Mystic Academy to walk around and explore.  At Mystic, I read their notecard describing the group.  The notecard provides more of the information Dragon has spoken about today.  Mystic is an academy of learning, exploration, group conversation, quiet meditation and reflection.  An academy of social networks.  A place to connect like minds and consciousness.  Here among the peaceful foliage and décor, teachers and classes enjoy a safe, non-confrontational and supportive environment.  

I quickly learned that I may walk around the entire SIM and the surrounding area.  All areas are open for your exploration and interaction.  There are many objects which will interact with you.  Click on the various objects you discover on your walks.  Mystic is an exceptionally good choice for new or returning avatars to get their “second life” legs.  The interactions, explorations and safe environment allow each person to enjoy the surrounding as they learn.  

My experience began at the Landing Point.  At landing point is one of my favorite stops when walking around the Mystic.  They have an amazing library.   The diverse Mystic Academy Library contains transcripts and notecards with information about a variety of subjects.  Books discussing different religions and different ideals populate a great deal of the shelves.  Comfortable and welcoming it feels like a library IRL.  The main building also is the location of group and class information.  Next, I walked to the Circle.  This is where I attended my first meeting at Mystic.  The Circle is their gathering place to meet, to greet and to discuss various topics.  The Circle is a place to share stories from their individual lives and life path.  I encourage you to visit Mystic and experience the entire SIM.  There are surprises when you click on objects that I will not reveal here.


A recurring notice around the SIM is that difference of opinion is an acceptable form of discourse, if it is aired respectfully and inclusively.  Dragon and Venus are serious about keeping this rule in place.  This creates a safe environment for all visitors.  I decided to ask the question:

SEERSHA:  Are you a hippie?

Dragon and Venus:  We are ordinary people trying to build bridges.  We do not identify myself with any specific terms or labels, We do sympathise Hippies and the Eastern philosophy they embraced. Their colorful  fashion and open mindedness. We appreciate their revolution attempts and the message they were sending out on misuse of weapons. We loved their exploration of altered states of consciousness. 

Ordinary?  Neither Dragon or Venus are even close to “just an ordinary person” in any measurement.  While doing research on this story, I learned of other talents the couple share.  Venus is an intuitive Tarot and Oracle reader both in SL and RL.  Dragon is certified Vedic Astrologer.  They both do readings preferring to do them together.  She tells of miracles.  “We live in a blue planet that circles around the ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea, and you don't believe in miracles??” says Venus.  She also provides some advice for life in her picks.  Venus says about Dragon: : "This extraordinary person came into my life when i least expected  and brought such an incredible present to my being.  He became my best friend, my loving partner and the most impressive  teacher on my path to self discovery. Love him the same as i do myself and wish all the best for him in all times. Always thankful for the time spent with. "

Of Venus, Dragon says ““In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”  Both are devoted to each other and their joint cause and are "Twin Flames".

Since the opening, Mystic has expanded socially via partnerships with other Groups in SL such as Whole Brain Health, Rhi's Philosophical Circle, Free Spirit Farms amongst others. Mystic has also set up a Tribal Quest adventure game in partnership with Whole Brain Health. 


However, you connect to the universe, Dragon and Venus probably have a class or a meeting that you will enjoy. If you are looking for something for your mind or your soul, ask Dragon or Venus about it.  They are both friendly and quick to answer questions any time they are online.  Now that you have finished reading this, go to Mystic Academy:



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Friday, December 29, 2017

Tally musician: Making Wonderful Music” - “Seersha Heart



Seersha: Tally thank you for agreeing to this interview.

Tally: Thanks for asking me! I'm always humbled by people wanting to listen to me or know about me. It's a bit crazy really lol.

Seersha: Our readers will enjoy getting to know you.  There is a rumor you were a fashion optmista at one time.  Please share your story of Tally enters SL.

Tally:I first joined SL in 2009. A friend of mine had joined and was creating animations and asked me to do some graphics for him. So I joined and soon began designing clothes – back when it was all texture based. I've been singing in SL on and off for the last 7 years. I sang to a few of my friends on voice and they encouraged me to do a show. A close friend invited a friend of his who happened to  manage live acts in SL, and the rest is History.


Seersha:Tell me about your followers, your fans.  What do you think they enjoy most about your performances?  Which instruments do you play?

Tally: I'm quite uncomfortable calling them fans. They are friends who come to my show to enjoy hanging out and listening to some music. I don't know. I can't quite handle the idea of having Fans lol. I try to make my shows as real as I can. I try to be as authentic as I can.

*I'm an emotional guy and that will come through in my music.* If I am feeling happy and energetic, then so will my music, likewise, if I am feeling more melancholy, then my music tends to run much deeper with much more feeling. It's a way for me to express how I am feeling. I think that's what people like about my shows.

They are authentic and because of that I always connect with people. almost every show someone will IM me afterwards telling me how something in my music has touched them, the way I sing something, or just the feelings they have when I am singing. Music is so powerful, and maybe because I recognize that, I use it positively, and people recognize that. A rapper called Toby Mac says, "Music takes words to a place that words can't go on their own”. I play lots of instruments, but in SL I play acoustic Guitar and Keyboards.

Seersha: When did you first begin performing in SL?  Is that venue still on the grid?

Tally: My first show was at a club I owned in SL - there were only a few of us and I only did 30 minutes as I didn't have enough material to fill 1 hour lol.

My first regular show though, I remember well. It was at a venue called The Lost Continent, owned by Jodi Dubratt. I played after SaintessLarnia, who still performs sometimes in SL. It was so amazing. There was such a great crowd there and we all had so much fun. I was able to develop as a singer there so much and had so much help from Saintess, AM Forte and their manager at the time Lingual Markus, as well as my own manager Ryleigh. They were always so good to me, even when I screwed up (which happens a lot lol).

Seersha: What would you consider success for a new singer in SL?  What qualities would you recommend for someone new to singing in SL?

Tally:  What is the measure of success? Society today would tell you it's money - but money is not the measure of success in RL or in SL. A person's wealth is not in their possessions, but in their ability to affect those around them positively.

Success is when you can connect with those listening to you. That is what will bring them back to your shows. You don't need to have 50 or 60 listeners. You just need to make a connection. Be authentic and real - feel the music and mean what you sing!

In SL, nobody can see you, so you have to make that emotional connection just through your voice and that is harder. You have to imagine that everyone is looking at you and you have to perform to your screen - give everything, and you will receive it back.


Seersha:  I like your description of success.  Here is a hard question: How would you describe yourself?

Tally:  Wow haha - that is a difficult question. I think about myself a lot HAHAH. I am super critical of myself. I'm my most severe critic, so it's hard to describe me lol. I guess I would say I wear my heart on my sleeve. I am honest and loyal. I have no room in my life for hate. The phrase I am using lately for my RL work is "Love built this!" - I would like to think people look at me say that - they'd say - "hey there's Tally - Love built that". haha – that's my life's goal anyway.

Seersha: I think I will pass that along at your next show.  “Hey there’s Tally – Love built that” is fantastic thought!

Let’s dish: what was the funniest thing that ever happened while you were on stage?  Have you had any outlandish acts from an admiring female avi?  These are two things I have heard that most male performers in SL experience.

Tally: Ah man - there have been so many shows that have had me in stitches laughing so hard, even in the middle of songs. It's usually what is written in local chat! I've done a few shows drunk over the years too lol. I can't remember any of them, but I'm pretty sure they were hilarious haha.  I don't think I've had any outlandish acts from admiring female Avi's lol - I'm usually the outlandish one lmao. I've had a lot of comments and IM's I guess - but they are all harmless. It's always very flattering to hear your voice is sexy, or your accent is hot lol - but that's where it ends. I love everyone who makes the effort to come to my shows and support me with their hard earned Lindens.

Tally: I perform lots of different songs from various styles of music, but I try my best to put my own spin on them so that they suite my style of guitar and my voice. I like slowing down fast songs, although I do like a fast song now and again. I sing very chilled out songs from people like Sleeping At Last, Ed Sheeran, and then my own spin on some dance anthems from Bastille and Calvin Harris etc. It's eclectic.

Seersha: Do you take requests from your fans?  Is each performance a specific genre or do you mix it up?

Tally:   I do take requests yes. I also have a list of songs that people request that I don't know and I try to learn them for another time If I can or if I think it's suitable for me. I do all genres, but like I say - I try to make it all my own, so hopefully the style of the songs will be pretty similar.


Seersha: If I want to attend a performance, where should I go?  How does someone reach you who wants to book you?  [Readers I have attended many of his shows, this is for you]

Tally:  The best way is to join my group, which you can find in my profile, or keep an eye out on my website: http://wslpromo.net/Tallyesin/ and Song List Here; You can make contact about booking etc there also.

Seersha:I will chime in and say that joining your group or hitting that Google Calendar are the Best ways. You never spam send group messages.  You send the perfect amount.  All his contact information is at the bottom of the article.  I would add that his sl name when you search is Tallyesin or until the holidays are over “Jingle Tally’s Bells”

Seersha:What would you like to tell or to share with your fans? Tally? [anything you wish; plans for the future; what you do in world when not performing; what you enjoy most about fans; etc]

Tally:I love you all. You're the best bunch of crazies anyone could wish for haha. I am trying to play more in SL to support what I am doing in RL too, which is more music and the support I get from everyone is incredible and it gives me the confidence to do what I do in RL.

Don't ever be scared to reach out to me and chat - I love people and I love spreading love and positivity, and I know so many wonderful people here in SL - there is always hope and there is always someone willing to listen. Don't ever be alone - come to a show and enjoy good music while hanging with good people. Always be kind to one another and believe in love. It is necessary.

Seersha: Thank you for your time Tally, I wish you all the best with your promising career.

 Tally: Thank you so much Seersha. It's been great chatting to you. <3


Take a look at his google calendar and see when he is playing next.  He is on UK time so look for concerts in midafternoon to early evening.  He is exactly as nice as he sounds in person.  I attended a show this past weekend and one of his fans requested “the boob” song.  I contacted Tally and asked him what was this song?

Tally: haha - The boob song was written by a comedian called Rodney Carrington. Someone showed it to me once and asked me to cover it. So I did - it's not my normal type of song, but Jorr (my manager) quite often insists on it, and who am I to deny him his wishes?


Additional info:
Song List  Song List
Google Calendar  Tallyesin Resident


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Second Pets™ Clownfish and Koi Packages are still only $489 for the Holiday Season!



Food will be 10% for Second Pets Owners group members.

Japanese Snapper will be the first new species introduced in the New Year.

Second Pets™wishes everyone a Good Holiday Season.


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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Whispering Sands Live Lineup for December 27 - 31






♥ Wednesday - Dec 27
Savannah Rain at Bonaventure Square: 2pm - 3pm (Casual)
Maxx Sabretooth at Temptation Falls: 4pm - 5pm (Casual)
Quartz at Panorama5pm - 6pm (Casual)
Essence Bilasimo at The Vault: 7pm - 8pm (Casual)

♥ Thursday - Dec 28
AleyKat at Half Note: 2pm - 3pm (Smart Casual)
AMForte at Time and Space: 3pm - 4pm (Casual)
Phi Mayo at The Cellar Jazz Club: 7pm - 8pm (Smart Casual)
Savannah Rain at Acoustic Cave: 8pm - 9pm (Casual)
♥ Friday - Dec 29
Maximillion Kleene at Creamy's: 2pm - 3pm (Casual)
Essence Bilasimo at Frisky Beaver Beach Club: 6pm - 7pm (Casual)
Phi Mayo at Elysium Temple: 7pm - 8pm (Casual)
Savannah Rain at Godfather's Club: 8pm - 9pm (Casual)

♥ Saturday - Dec 30
Savannah Rain at Wildcat Country: 6pm - 7pm (Casual)
DirtyDee Sweetwater at Frisky Beaver Beach Club: 6pm - 7pm (Casual)
Zachh Cale at Key West: 7pm - 8pm (Casual)
Toxie Darkmatter at Club Zydeco: 7pm - 8pm (Casual)

♥ Sunday - Dec 31 NEW YEARS EVE
AMForte at Frisky Beaver Beach Club: 12pm - 1pm (Casual)
AleyKat at Frisky Beaver Beach Club: 2pm - 3pm (Casual)
Savannah Rain at Frisky Beaver Beach Club: 3pm - 4pm (Casual)
Porter Paquot at Stanza: 7pm - 8pm (Casual)


For more info or a full lineup be sure to check out the website: http://wslpromo.net/

Contact  Jorrdan Jarman: http://wslpromo.net/jorrdan-jarman/ for all your SL LIVE MUSIC needs.
See you at the show! xoxo

 
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