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Showing posts with label June 2010. Show all posts
Showing posts with label June 2010. Show all posts

Thursday, September 23, 2010

FASHION: Estravaganza arrives on the SL fashion scene - Lacy Muircastle Reporting ...

Payton Heron wearing 'Dancing in the dark in Black'
Estravaganza is the latest offering to come out of the Sartoria stable and is a collaboration between traveller Bade and his SL™ partner Estrelia Guisse.

I learnt that traveller is a real life graphic designer and illustrator who arrived in Second Life™ in March 2007. He is fascinated by the metaverse and all the possibilities it holds. His first few months in SL were spent exploring and meeting people. Three years ago he created his brand "Sartoria" that quickly became the benchmark for those who admire Italian design, sense of style and tailoring tradition.

Estrelia is a Radio DJ and a fashion addict in Real Life. In Second Life™ she has had a number of different experiences as a model for different agencies but also as a contest and event organizer, photographer and shopping consultant.

"Estravaganza" will be a fully comprehensive ladies brand in the future and over and above what was launched this weekend, the offering will include sweaters, jackets and a lingerie line. traveller and Estrelia presented at the launch a line that offers items that ranged from the business suit to the super casual, cocktail, formal and even bridal. The attention to detail is outstanding, the texturing mind blowing and the use of colour simply marvellous.

traveller and Estrelia have promised to update the Estravaganza range with a number of new releases every week for the next few months! We look forward to seeing what they have in store for us.

You can find their new store at:

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Linda Lauren and YouTube-Perfect Together

Linda's versatility extends her self to many different 'mediums' (pun intended!).  Whether she is writing, reading, doing her Psychic Work, teaching or speaking in public places and on the radio, Linda is sending messages of hope, love and enhancing your life and spirit.

Another way to see and hear some of those messages are through her YouTube page.  Become one of her subscribers to continue getting her message of love, peace and joy!

The link below is for her page:
Linda Lauren's YouTube Page

This link to a special video is from one of Linda's Psychic Evenings of Audience Readings, always touching, moving and heart warming.
Psychic Evening of Audience Readings

'Angels in The Office' by Linda Lauren in the Best Of Second Life Magazine


The Best of Second Life is the best Magazine about Second Life fashion, trends, movers and shakers. Linda is a featured columnist! Check out her article on page 289. (under the magazine cover, on the bottom left, change the '1' to '289')

The Best of Second Life Magazine.

Blogs, Astrology and News from Psychic Medium Linda Lauren!

Angels In The Office Blog
This month, Linda writes a funny and fascinating story about working with your angels in her blog, Medium Rare™! 
Angels In The Office Link

What is your astrology for them month??  An intuitive look at what the stars are saying:
Linda's August Astrology Link

Linda's monthly e-newsletter is always filled with wonderful information, ideas and thoughts to keep you positive!  Sign up and get yours now:
Linda's E-News sign up Link

Beach Time!

Cooling off has never been so much fun.  So much of the world is broiling this summer with record high temperatures.  Linda's solution? Go to the beach and cool off on the water slide, dance to the great music, lounge on a raft gently moving in the ocean spray, have a beer or 2!  As you cuddle, sit and relax feel the heat waves wash away.

For those of you going through one of the coldest winters, the heat of the sand and sun will warm you and carry you through these cold months.

Come visit and enjoy now!

Seers Beach SL-URL

Linda Lauren's E-News and Column in The BOSL Magazine!

Find out the latest news from Linda Lauren's Embracing The Universe!

A new blog post... an amazing new crystal Meditation Talisman and More!

Linda Lauren's July E-News Link!

Linda's BOSL Magazine Column this month is titled 'I See Dead People'.  Click on the link below, and go to page 238 for this fascinating glimpse into Linda's view of the Other Side.

The BOSL-Linda Lauren's Column

MAX THE CRYSTAL SKULL Video of Linda Lauren's Center reported by Sumi Portola

As Lanai Jarrico has reported, Max the Crystal Skull was at Linda Lauren's Embracing The Universe Metaphysical Center in Mountainside, NJ.  Linda and I took many pictures of Max and friends and now wish to share them with you.  Enjoy the video!

Monday, June 21, 2010

MUSIC- Successfully crossing over from RL into the metaverse on the soundwaves - Lacy Muircastle reporting ...

Ganjo Mokeev
Ganjo Mokeev SL™ musician aka GaryO (Gary Olivas) is a professional musician in the Denver, Colorado area in the USA. He is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. His musical styles range from blues, R and B, funk, jazz and rock. He plays his own original songs and arranged covers.

Ganjo had been playing other mmorpg games and was getting bored with the same type of Fantasy roles in each game, so he searched for other ones and came upon Second Life™. It then dawned on him that SL™ was a completely different type of virtual world when he began going to venues that had live music. It was at this point that SL™ caught his interest intensely.

Monday, June 14, 2010

MAX THE CRYSTAL SKULL follow up At RL LInda Lauren's Center reported by sumi portola

Max the Crystal Skull, (Click here for Lanai's Article) was at Linda Lauren's RL ETU Center in Mountainside, NJ.  Lanai joined us for a private session and the Saturday night lecture with Max and his custodian, JoAnn Parks.

This experience was one of a peaceful, healing energy that will continue for a long time to come.

MUSICIAN SPOTLIGHT- Seba 's Sax from Argentina _Sandy demina Reporting...

Staff Reporter
• Monday, June 14, 2010
Seba Sideways's been playing Tenor Sax for more than 14 years; at the present time, he works in RL as a Session Player in Jazz, Blues, Funk, Latin, Rock, and Reggae Roots Bands. His repertory in SL includes different music styles, as Jazz Ballads, Jazz Standards, Bossa Nova, Blues, Funk, Reggae Roots, Ballads and Tango.

At his gigs, Seba pays a tribute to great musicians like Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Thelonius Monk, Coleman Hawkins or Ben Webster, all of them highlights in North American Jazz History.

SANDY: Where are you from and how long have you been playing music?SEBA: I live in the beautiful town of Buenos Aires in Argentina and I'm always been a musician, since I've been playing music for 15 years so far.

SANDY:Tell us about the music you play.
SEBA:I'm definitely a sax player above all! I play Alto and Tenor Sax.
I love to perform almost all the styles of music always with a Jazz influence inside.
I think that there are no boundaries into the music and what mainly inspires me during my performances is the love I want to share and the idea that a Better World is still possible:music is such an universal way to communicate this!

SANDY:Which song would you most like to have written?SANDY:Of course "Imagine" by the great John Lennon!

SANDY: How did you discover it?SEBA: I remember that a I was told about this virtual world by a friend but what actually did push me in has been the chance to play my music and share it around the world :this is the magic in SL, you can really have an international audience,and this is something that it's not easy to get even in an international capital of entertetainement as Buenos Aires!

SANDY:Did you ever think to use your real name for what you usually do in Second Life?SEBA:Yes , because for me to play in SL or in RL it is the same thing.

SANDY:What you like to do here in Second Life when you are not playing?SEBA:I like to go and listen to the gigs of other musicians and also to Art Exhibits: I've become a friend of so many interesting artists inworld and it's always a pleasure to discover what human creativity can do!

SANDY:Do you think SL can be a valid showcase for your RL works?SEBA: Definitely I'm sure of this! That's why I'm so involved into the SL live music scene!

SANDY:Do you use other kind of digital promotions?
SEBA: I have my MySpace ( I have my listening booth inworld ( you can listen to the tunes from my brand new SLCD released in May 2010.

SANDY:Where do you see yourself a year from now:will Second Life still exist?SEBA:I think that SL will still exist and it will keep on giving a lot of opportunities to all the musicians who want to share their music all around in the (real) world!

Monday, June 7, 2010

MUSICIAN SPOTLIGHT-Noma sings the blues... _Sandy Demina Reporting...

Staff Reporter
• Monday, June 07, 2010
Noma Falta is one of the top acts in SL. Noma is a professional musician and singer who has toured the United States and overseas over several decades, slinging guitars and singing music from jazz to soul and rock to blues.

She is a versatile musician with a love of the blues but she's also a rich and soulful vocalist.

Noma has a solid classical background :she studied violin for years and she has been playing in a symphony from the age of 7. 

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The diversity of Zorch Boomhauer in Second Life-Sandy Demina reporting

Diversity, intensity, reverence and heresy with a breath drawn long sometimes stretched tense as silvered steel over wood and bone with the power of his evocative and thought provoking lyrics- That's Zorch Boomhauer. His music has a sometimes painful directness and honesty rarely found even in earthy folk, and his tales tell themselves as elegantly in melody as in his sometimes brutal words.


SANDY:First of all some words about you:where are you from?

Zorch: I was born in Dublin Ireland as a young man and immigrated to the US of A when I was two years old. I don't really have an accent, but my parent had one so... basically I speak like my Mom and Dad.

I think I Should mention, I'M NOT SCOTTISH. Not that there is anything wrong with being Scottish... I'm just not.

SANDY:How long have you been playing music?

ZORCH: When I was 3 years old my Grandfather started giving me Piano lessons on the sly. My Dad was sure all musicians where heroin addicts and didn't want his son involved in any narcotic driven shenanigans, so Grand Pa had to keep the ivory tickling on the down low. Grand Pa use to get pretty miffed at my lack of concentration, and I really don't think you can teach a 3 year old to play the piano. But oddly, at 4 I started to get a handle on it. By the time I was 5, and placed in Kindergarten, I was seriously screwed. I was sure the Alphabet started at "C" and there were no letters beyond the letter "G". I knew all to well, there was no Key of "H", and why would you need to count beyond 8?

I feel I should mention the musicians reading this are probably getting the jokes and I didn't know about chromatic scales until I was 7, bringing the need to count up to 12.

SANDY:What instruments do you play?

ZORCH: Well let's just limit this answer to instruments I've be paid to play. Piano (thanks Gramps) Random keyboard instuments, Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Dobro, Fiddle and Concertina. I've spent most of my checkered career in music being a "Band Guy". Hired mostly because I can play a lot of instruments and sing harmony as well.

In case anybody is interested, I won awards playing Banjo, Dobro, and Guitar.

In Second Life I only play guitar because it suits what I'm doing. However, I do play in 4 different tunings. Standard tuning, Vestapol tuning, Drop D tuning and DADGAD tuning. Basically four different dialects of Guitar.

SANDY:How would you describe your style?

ZORCH: Single word answer... "Iconic". When I say that, I'm implying my music does not fit into a comfortable genre, but in spite of itself has it's own signature sound.

A more wordy answer would be, consider my childhood, I had a Grandfather who was a jazz pianist, and a father who insisted on listening to traditional Irish music. Both sounds filled the air in my formative years, and have probably colored my perceptions of music ever since. Layer upon that foundation, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Joe Ely, The Clash, The Who, and just about anything else wicked cool, and you have the kind of sonic stock pile that leads to interesting musical conclusions.

But when all is said and done, everything gets filtered though the "Green". I play a sad song, some hear "The Blues". But it's not the blues it's the place where blues come from. A music tradition over 2,000 years old called "A Lament". There is a subtle difference between the Blues and a Lament. The Blues is, "I wish I was dead" and a Lament is, "I wish I was never born".

SANDY:You are a composer too,how long does it take to write a song/piece of music? 
ZORCH: For the Record, I'm primarily a songwriter. My show are almost always 100% original music. On the rare instance when I do play a cover, my supporters have a strange reaction to it. It's kind of like witnessing a full solar Eclipse.

How long does it take to write a song? Your whole life up to that point. Of course that is the Zen riddle answer.

The last song I wrote, "I wasn't missing you at all", I got the idea for the song standing in the bed room. On the way to my studio to work on it, I stopped to make a pot of coffee. I sat down at the computer and started transcribing the song, and before the pot of coffee was brewed it was finished.

SANDY:How prolific are you?

ZORCH: I'm ridiculously prolific.

I've kind of prolific'ed myself in to a corner. Most people book you for an hour show, and simply stated I've got too many great songs to squeeze into an hour. I don't spend the hour trying to figure out what to play, but rather, what I'm not going to play this show. My supporters are great, and many of them have been listening to me for well over a year. I have a good idea what songs they Love and make a point to play them during the course of the show. Sometimes with a 60 minute time limit, some request don't get played and I hate to dissapoint my supporters.

However, I'm not just a prolific writer. I'm pretty sure I've probably got the most extensive body of available recorded music in Second Life.

The Available Second Life Discography is as follows.

"Songs in the Key of Green"
"The Sound of Red"
"Shades of Blue"
"Song and Story Vol 1"
"Shadow and Light"
"Ashes and Dreams"
"Retrospective Vol 1"
"Me and My Monkey"

All collections are available in world at the ZORCH Center, and I carry a bunch of vendor with me on display at my live shows. Several collections are also available via the web site.

Just a foot note, all the collections listed were recorded in a two year time frame. And there are three collections deleted from the catalog.

SANDY:What do you spend the most time on; music or lyrics?

ZORCH: Well my music from moment one is music and Lyrics together. I write very spontaneously. I actually hear the song in my head. This is both a good thing and a bad thing. It keeps the songs from being limited by what I can play. However, it does force me to employ some odd techniques. Songs often have weird time signature, oddball keys, and really freaking difficult bridges. On the other hand, some things are really simple. It cuts both ways. Whatever suits the song.

SANDY:Which acts have most inspired you?

ZORCH: It's not really "Acts" that inspire me, but rather musical moments. There are million of them. The Guitar Jazz band section of Queens, "Keep all good company". The String section of the Beatles "Elenore Rigby", the epic sweep of U2's "Where the streets have no name", the scream in the Who's "Baba O'Riley", and of course, the first time I heard the Chieftains.

Music is the most inspiring thing in the world. When I hear bad music I turn it off, when I hear good music I turn it up.

SANDY:Where do you get ideas for songs/pieces of music?
ZORCH: From the unrelenting crucible of Life. While "Story and Song Vol 1" is my most profound work in many ways, not many people have a copy. Those that do, are waiting for the next volume.

SANDY:Except for other musicians what else inspires you?
ZORCH: The unrelenting crucible of Life. I'm detecting a theme here.

SANDY:What has influenced you to get your to where you are today musically? 
ZORCH: A quirky combination of arrogance and stupidity. I'm sure a more insecure and intelligent man would have chucked it all by now for a promising job selling insurance.

SANDY:Which song would you most like to have written?

ZORCH: Skullcrushers mountain, Johnathan Colton

SANDY:Let's start spending some words about SL : How did you discover it?

ZORCH: Zack Claxton wrote an aritical about playing music live in Second Life. So if the finger of blame must be pointed it's all Zack.

SANDY:what brought you inworld?

ZORCH: Ummmm... a computer. Is this a trick question?

SANDY:Did you ever think to use your real name for what you usually do in Second Life?

ZORCH: One of the cardinal rules of dude-dome is "Never use your real name". I've never used my real name in any of my musical endeavors why start now?

SANDY:What you like to do here in Second Life when you are not playing?

ZORCH: True confessions time. I'm a horrible Second Life resident. I show up a half an hour before a show to drop notice and TP to the venue. The reason I show up early is simply because TPs can be kind of dodgy sometimes and I don't want to be late for a show because Linden Labs dropped the ball.

SANDY:Do you like shopping or going to music concerts or art exhibits?
ZORCH: In world I only spend money on tips and renting a stream. I was a shopper once, but now that I earn my humble crust of bread via my musical adventures in Second Life, I don't really shop.

Since I show up early for all my shows I see all kinds of musical acts. But I don't seek them out. I just stumble across them.

SANDY:Do you think SL can be a valid showcase for your RL works?

ZORCH: I don't see an distinction between real life and second life when it comes to music. When I do play in real life, it's the same songs I play in Second Life. Anybody that checks out my music ends up at the web site.

SANDY:Do you use other kind of digital promotions?

ZORCH: Just my web site I do sell a good deal of my MP3 collections right from the site. While I do have a "MySpace" page, it's not really something I keep after.

SANDY:Where do you see yourself a year from now ?

ZORCH: I have no idea where I'll be a year from now. I'm trying to get the real life music thing going, but maintaining the performance schedule I have in world is pretty time consuming. Time will tell. Not to sound overly pragmatic, I'll do whatever I can do. If I can book more real life shows I'll do it. Real Life pays better. On the other hand, Second Life is pretty easy to stay busy at even if you aren't making much money.

FASHION: International Fashion Fair- June 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The International Fashion Fair. June 2010

For the Month of June, A French Company named Evenementia is happy to present the event of the year! - For the Past three years they have organized many  Events here in SL. This year’s event is featured in the SL Showcase.

The Principle of the International Fashion Fair 2010 is to gather up many of the great fashion designers, various styles and all those interested in finding jobs in the SL fashion world.

Doors Open from June 1st through June 30th. You can expect to see Photographers, Model Agencies, Performers , other Artists, Fashion Magazines, and Design Companies at this event.

The International Fashion Fair is currently taking place on two Sims; Jura and France3D Virtualya with many Great sponsors and Pros advertising their products and services.

Every day this month Evenementia organized several events including concerts, club parties , fashion shows, the Mister Avatar 2010 contest, a beauty male contest, and a treasure hunt coming soon!

“We want residents to discover all that is to offer in fashion by our public.” States Aiglounge Hastings.

If you want to know more about this event, please visit our website. It is updated daily and contains more information about this Month long Fashion fair

or contact Aigloune Hastings, Evenementia Manager