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Showing posts with label live music. Show all posts
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Thursday, May 5, 2022

May 8th - Evee Blackstar & Vampink LIVE at Terry's Sunday Showcase


Join us on Sunday, May 8th beginning at 1 pm SLT for Terry's Sunday Showcase, sponsored by the SL Enquirer!  This week's special guest is Evee Blackstar!

This Boston native is always seen practicing her vocals with an iced coffee in hand. Cutting her teeth on the renaissance circuit at 17, and getting her first professional gig at 19, she has been in the industry professionally for 14 years, and as a hobbyist for 23 years.

Trained by her incredible coach who has also worked with names such as Steven Tyler, Pink and the original cast of Rent, her musical taste is everywhere from 'mouse world classics' to Rock and everything in between (yes, even country).

Coming up next at 2 pm SLT, Terry's Sunday Showcase continues with a special LIVE performance from Vampink!

Performing her debut at Terry's, Vampink is passionate about collaboration, entertaining and performing. With an education and background in creative technical operations, she performs as an MC, host, and live singer in both SL and RL.  Vampink enjoys all types of music but really resonates with alternative, classic rock, and metal/rock.  A Vampink show is a roller coaster experience of delight and humor...sort of like a hooman jukebox!

Come support live music with friends, laughter, and a whole lot of fun...ONLY at Terry's Place!!!


Terry's Place, is a hybrid live music venue and friendly neighborhood club where everyone knows your name! Now in its second year as well as home to some of the hottest DJs and live performers/musicians on the grid, there's a little something for everyone at Terry's when you just need to get away from it all. Dance as we spin tunes for all walks of life, show off your talents at Open Mic every Friday, or enjoy a live concert out in the park at Terry's Sunday Showcase!  With events now happening four nights a week, be yourself and escape the chains of real-life with friends, great music, and a whole lot of fun...ONLY at Terry's Place!






Ninja 􀀀


Live Performer Websites:

Evee Blackstar -

Vampink -

Spotlight on Scotch & Soda- An Experiential NFT project in Second Life - SLE REPORTING


NFTs are non-fungible tokens and are non-interchangeable units of data stored on a blockchain that can be sold and traded. In early 2021, interest in NFTs skyrocketed after a number of high-profile sales auctions netted digital artists hundreds of thousands of dollars. The highest amount paid for an NFT was The Merge bought by 28,983 collectors for a total of almost $100 million!  It was only a matter of time before residents of Second Life would showcase NFT art. 

Scotch and Soda Gallery is an Experiential NFT project that showcases established and emerging NFT artists in a mixed reality setting. Scotch and Soda is the culmination of two people's drive and passion for something more than hanging art as a display. Art is to be experienced. Second life is arguably one of the first metaverses of its kind and it was fitting for Scotch and Soda to open its first virtual reality 3D experiential gallery in that world. The gallery currently has three experiential installations open featuring Dark Pinkup, StarCards, and Ultra Rare. 

Interview with Scotch (scotch.darkheart)

SLE: HI Scotch, you are the first Second Life resident who approached us with an in-world NFT art gallery! Can you tell our readers about Scotch & Soda NFT Gallery and what types of artwork you currently have showcased?

Scotch: We feature a multitude of art stylings most notable are the artists that I have been working with for a few years now such as Starcards, Ultrarare, Exit Limbo and the newly added Dark Pinup. We also intend to host upcoming artists, to the digital space, that on’t have a lot of exposure but deserve it.

SLE: Is your gallery open to any digital artist to showcase their work? If so how can they get involved?

Scotch: Anyone that has an interest in having their art shown is welcome to reach out and start that conversation with us. We are an NFT experiential gallery, so we like to highlight digital art on the blockchain.

SLE: Is the NFT artwork currently on display available for sale?

Scotch: Yes it is for sale however we do not yet have an in-game marketplace that would allow us to sell art in Linden but that is in the works.

SLE: Since NFTs are non-fungible tokens, how can you ensure NFT protection so that they cannot be duplicated or copied by anyone in Second Life using a simple snippet tool or screenshots?

Scotch: The nature of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) is that they are, in fact, not a screenshot or a snippet. NFTs are a digital asset. NFTs can be multimedia with moving parts and music. They can also have utility in gaming and other platforms. Imagine playing a card game on your PC, but owning all the cards. Because of this, you would be able to take them to whatever platform you wanted and trade them for better cards, just like you would a physical deck, you might buy in your local comic book store.

The artists are paid for their work, not only the first time it sells but also as an ongoing percentage of every resale of that NFT. If set up correctly the artist will always get a royalty paid to them. This is a way to support artists that may never be given an opportunity to have their work shown let alone profit from it. Sure, anyone can take a screenshot or copy and save most anything they see on a computer screen but it’s always going to be just that. A copy, a fake. It's incredibly easy to verify if an NFT is a copy, far easier than detecting counterfeit physical goods. The fake NFT copies have no value. When you copy you are not showing support for the artist. Scotch and Soda value art. So should everyone.


SLE: Your gallery currently showcases several pieces that are very reminiscent of Garbage Pail kid cards and colorful hippie art.  Who are the artists?

Scotch: Interesting that you said that. One of the artists came over from the Garbage Pail kids NFT project so definitely some of the influence in those great pieces from Ultra Rare. The psychedelic-style NFTs are from the team over at Starcards.


SLE: I noticed there was a stage on your property. What type of events do you host?

Scotch: Soda and I are big fans of live music. We will be hosting everything from Acoustic to Zydeco (had to). But wait that’s not all we also utilize the stage for other events such as Queens of Burlesque, seasonally themed performances, and the best of them all, Puppy adoptions!  


SLE: Are you currently hiring? If so, what positions are available?

Scotch: We are always looking for designers, photographers, builders, stylists, and fashion designers. We generally work on a per-project basis but as we grow that could change.


SLE: Can you tell our readers why you decided to open Scotch & Soda? Was it to help promote fellow artists or just a love for art and to introduce NFTs to the second life community?

Scotch: Scotch and Soda Gallery is a collaborative effort between me and Soda. We opened the galley out of common interests. A passion for great art and killer music. (metal devil horns in the air) Soda and I had worked together on projects that always had a middle man or some outside interference that kept us from the potential that we could see in one another. We support and encourage each other to excel without envy. We wanted to bring that good energy to a metaverse that checked all the boxes for us. The mother of all metaverses. Second life.  We wanted to be the first to introduce the work of NFT artists that we have been following, and working with, in a way no one had done before.

SLE: Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?


Scotch: Scotch and Soda Gallery is an experiential NFT project that showcases established and emerging NFT artists in a mixed reality setting. The art is shown, not on drab walls, but within a 3D environment. We invite you to come and experience it for yourself.  As always, if you like what we do, tell people about us.

Additional Information


Group: Scotch and Soda NFT Art Gallery/  



Preferred Contact: Scotch.darkheart

Thursday, April 28, 2022

May 1st - JimmyT49 Dukes & Mavenn LIVE at Terry's Sunday Showcase


Join us on Sunday, May 1st beginning at 2 pm SLT for Terry's Sunday Showcase, sponsored by the SL Enquirer!  This week's special guest is JimmyT49 Dukes, an American musician. singer, songwriter and producer, and best known as a guitarist and singer of the Blues.

Debuting at Terry's this week, JimmyT has been performing in Second Life for over 14 years, and is an accomplished artist in real life. He brings his versatility and talent into every song. His fans can attest that JimmyT makes every song his own.

This formed the foundation for his life long love of the blues. His style includes not only R&B but also a strong rock component; and he performs both original and cover tunes.

Next up at 3 pm SLT, we keep the blues groove going as Terry's Sunday Showcase continues with a special LIVE performance from Mavenn!

The depth of her character and musical insight are on display with every song, each lyric finds Mavenn contributing her emotionally deep meaning. Her interpretations are heartfelt and true, she owns every emotion and melodic nuance, regardless of the composer.

Mavenn has a smooth voice with a touch of rasp that captivates her audience while singing covers that she completely makes her own but infuses them with her energy and charisma!!! She sings a variety of tunes but she loves the blues!

Come support live music with friends, laughter and a whole lot of fun...ONLY at Terry's Place!!!


Terry's Place, is a hybrid live music venue and friendly neighborhood club where everyone knows your name! Now in its second year as well as home to some of the hottest DJs and live performers/musicians on the grid, there's a little something for everyone at Terry's when you just need to get away from it all. Dance as we spin tunes for all walks of life, show off your talents at Open Mic every Friday, or enjoy a live concert out in the park at Terry's Sunday Showcase!  With events now happening four nights a week, be yourself and escape the chains of real-life with friends, great music, and a whole lot of fun...ONLY at Terry's Place!






Ninja (ninjaantwoord resident)


Live Performer Websites:

JimmyT49 Dukes -

Mavenn -

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Maribol Inshan's Women In Rock Women Who Rock!! @ Synergy Island 6:30pm 4/20/22


Fully Staged "Live" Musical Performance From Maribol Inshan and The Cool Cats. Featuring music from artist ranging from Heart and Joan Jett to Halestorm and Evanescence among a number of others! Don't miss this one time event. Attire: Come Ready To Rock


Sunday, April 17, 2022

Spotlight on Lyric Serendipity- A vocalist with a heart of gold, a sense of humor, and talent that rocks!

Back in June of 2011, Lanai Jarrico interviewed Lyric Serendipity who was a musician manager for Guitar Zane at the time. As a manager, she offered some great advice about the music industry in Second Life, her hopes for the future, and the musician she worked with. 

11 years later Lyric is still involved in the music scene in Second Life, except now she has made a name for herself as a performer who shares her talent on stages across the grid and involves herself with charity events like Together As One (TAO). She is a vocalist in the Rock, Pop, and Blues genres from the 60’s to the ’90s and apparently makes a mean guacamole. According to her profile,  Lyric is a mystery, wrapped in an enigma, sauteed in garlic, and best complimented by a nice Pinot Grigio...or a cold beer on a hot day. Her best friends are the voices in her head. She says she is a total slacker, but she works very hard at it. A rock n' roll chick with a fun and charming personality, Lyric's penchant for belting out classic tunes is only surpassed by her ability to draw you into her performance with her sexy voice and sassy demeanor. All that plus sarcastic wit - how can you resist? She will take you on a roller coaster ride thru the decades, with the songs that made you, love, lust, heartache,'s rock n' roll.

 The SL Enquirer met up with Lyric after a TAO auction to raise money for KiK Foundation; an organization that provides humanitarian aid for children around the world. Lanai Jarrico interviewed Lyric Serendipity who was a musician manager for Guitar Zane at the time. As a manager, she offered some great advice about the music industry in Second Life, her hopes for the future, and the musician she worked with. 

SLE: Beautifully said Lyric! Second Life has definitely been through many changes in the past decade. From the 2011 interview, you were hoping real-life music executives would come into second life and sample all the talent we have on the grid. I don’t know if that happened yet but do you still feel the same? How do you think the music scene can grow and improve?

Lyric: lol… I was so naïve. I now think it’s a good thing the music industry hasn’t found us in SL. It would ruin the SL music scene as we know it. We don’t really want the outside music industry invading our little corner of music and pulling rank on the cover songs we do. We have a nice underground thing going on. We’re fortunate that we can just log in and choose what live music experience we want to go to at almost any hour. Where else can you do that?  When I first came into SL, it was a smaller community with fewer performers and not many venues. I think SL music evolved and became more business-focused over several years. When the management groups came in and bidding wars started over artists who have a more significant following, it got a bit crazy, in my opinion. During that time, performers who chose not to go with a management team seemed to be looked over. I may be biased since I came in as a musician’s manager (pre-management companies), but I liked it better when musicians had one manager who handled their SL music career. They had someone who believed in their music and promoted them as artists. Back then, venues weren’t so focused on booking musicians who brought avatars to the sim. They just wanted to book a mix of artists they enjoyed listening to, regardless of who came to the shows. Musicians weren’t so focused on how much a venue would pay them to come to perform for an hour either. 

Some management companies did very well for themselves, but the music seemed more fun before the dawn of official management. It became more competitive and less about just supporting each other. I do understand the financial side of it all, though. Money changes everything, as Cyndi Lauper says…

It seems we may be reverting back to individual management. At least it’s my hope. Most of the more prominent management companies have closed in the past year. A few are coming up behind them, but I see more artists looking for someone to host during shows or looking for help with promotion more than booking and scheduling. Venue owners don’t seem to be putting as much emphasis on who an artist’s wrangler is and more on if they are a good fit for the venue and people who come looking for music. I encourage performers to find someone who appreciates you and your music and bring them on board to help manage your SL promotion and hosting for shows. You will get much more support doing that than being one of many performers in someone’s stable.

SLE: That was very insightful from a fan's point of view. It’s hard to tell what goes on behind the music scene. We have heard many musicians say they enjoy the music side, not the business side, so we can see where management companies are needed but I can also see your point of view about doing it all yourself again. So, can you tell us when did you decide to take the stage and start performing in Second Life?

Lyric: As I mentioned, I initially was brought to SL by a very popular musician of the time (shout out to Guitar Zane and GZ fans!). I managed him for a few years, but I had to step away from SL because my RL needed my full attention. When I came back a year or so later, he was ready to leave SL. I thought about finding another musician in need of management, but I am also a musician. I play keys and guitar, and once upon a time, accordion! But my first love has always been singing. I played in garage bands and at house parties as a teen, usually singing and playing rhythm guitar as needed. The biggest obstacle for me has been – stage fright. It’s why I stopped singing and playing for many years in RL. By the time I was in my early 20s, I had found that I froze whenever I had tried to sing or play in front of people. I forgot the lyrics. It was awful!

An amazingly talented performer friend of mine here (hey Strum Diesel!) and a well-known RL comedian friend (hey Ant!) prodded me to just try an open mic in SL to see how it went. So that’s what I did. I was sooooo nervous! As I took the stage and looked out into the audience, I realized performers I knew, and some I didn’t, were tp’ing into the venue. The word had gotten around that the manager chick was doing her first live performance. The people I’d been booking into our club, and going to listen to, came over to support me. I was standing up there, in front of all these excellent, seasoned SL performers and managers, and I thought I would throw up! Talk about stage fright! I was horrible, I’m sure, but they all cheered for me and told me to keep singing.

I took their advice, and here I am today.

SLE: We are glad you did too and from all of us that have enjoyed your music, please tell this comedian Ant that we thank them very much. Who would you say were your biggest influences in getting involved with music?  They can be anybody.

Lyric:  My RL influences are many and eclectic. My mother introduced me to The Beatles at a very early age because she was a major fan. My 13yr old self felt like I was uncovering hidden treasures when I found bands like Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Guns n Roses, Jefferson Airplane, Blondie, Van Morrison, The Mamas & The Papas, The Who, Meatloaf, AC/DC, Joan Jett, Neil Young, The Ramones, Eric Clapton, Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Heart, Carly Simon, Black Sabbath, The Kinks, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Steppenwolf. I should just say that most classic rock is the music I love best. I was also inspired by the MTV superstars back in the day – Journey, ZZ Top, The Cars.

In my early 20s, my stepfather entered my life. He was a concert violinist who also taught violin at the Harvard Conservatory of Music and played for the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra during the summer. He introduced me to American standards, show tunes, classical music, and Arthur Fiedler, John Williams, and Keith Lockhart. During the orchestra season, he and my mom would go wherever he picked up gig work as a fill-in. He’d take a spot for a season or two with various orchestras. He played for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, The Omaha Symphony, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, and The London Symphony Orchestra, to name a few. He also had a 3-year job playing in the orchestra pit for a production of My Fair Lady that Andrew Lloyd Webber built a theater for in Wiesbaden. I was out on my own by then, but I would hear all about their adventures, the musicians, and the actors they got to rub shoulders with. Listening to him practice, talking music with him, and attending shows kept my desire to perform and be involved with music alive – even when I was busy having babies and being a mom for many years. I put the music aside, but there was always that spark there.

As for SL influences, as I said, Guitar Zane and Strum Diesel really are the ones who gave me the push I needed to go for it in SL. Many performers inspire me to try new songs and styles too. I need to shout out Ecnad (sadly, no longer in SL), Kickin’, and The Night Owl – incredible venues with amazing people who love music. They believed in me very early on and booked me often when I was really, really green and could barely get through a show. I also want to thank the SL music lovers and fans who have followed me around the grid all these years. I see you out there, and I appreciate your support much more than I can ever express to you directly. Seeing you come to my shows is everything!

SLE: We will pass on your gratitude to your fans! Word on the street is you are a bit of a firecracker aside from making a mean guacamole. We are told you have a great sense of humor too. What words of advice would you give to people both inside and outside the music industry that take things too seriously and forget to have fun? Also, share that recipe lol.

Lyric: I dunno about a firecracker. Maybe I’m more of a sparkler…shooting off bits of sparkle here and there, but I’m pretty static at the core. Lol, I’m an introvert, which is odd when you’re also a performer. You pour your heart out on the stage in front of people, but you’re not entirely comfortable having the spotlight on you. I think many people either think I’m shy or maybe even aloof. It’s not that at all. I just kind of keep to myself until I’m comfy around people. I can also talk your ear off or be very silly once I know you. I’m a bit quirky, or so I’m told. Lol

My advice would be to never let anyone or anything ruin your SL experience. The point of being in SL is to create a space that brings you joy. Why log in if all you’re dealing with is turmoil and heartache? Unless you’re into that kind of thing…

Find things you love to do. There’s so much to do in SL! We all kind of get into a rut and stay in one area we feel comfortable in, whether the music community, fashion, shopping, RPGs, or even building. You log in and just go to that as a habit.

Take time and explore. Find new and exciting experiences. Meet new and interesting people. Some people can’t do that in RL, but all things are possible in SL! We’re all real people behind these virtual beings. Just like in RL, there will be people we don’t get along with and people we absolutely adore. Stick with the people who bring you happiness. People you can laugh with and lean on when you need to. Avoid the rest.

Also, if you perform, run a club, create clothing, blog, or do anything in SL that feels a bit like a job… don’t let that be ALL you do in SL. The burnout is real! All work and no play make your SL too stressful.

Oh, and the key to good guac is lime juice and just the right amount of jalapeno

SLE: Excellent advice and thanks for the tip on the guac! Can you tell us what music means to you, your choice of music, and describe what it feels like to perform for a virtual audience?

Lyric: Now that I don’t feel like I’m going to vomit every time I take the virtual stage, it’s actually fun to get up there! I don’t know if I’ll ever lose the nerves entirely, but it’s so fun sharing the music I love with people. It’s the universal language of shared emotions and experiences. I really try and perform the songs people have forgotten they love. One of the best comments I see at my shows is, “OMG! I love this song!”. Then I know I’ve chosen well. I want the music to evoke memories and try and make my shows feel familiar and fun. Even if a song stirs a sad memory or brings someone back to a time in their life that wasn’t very pleasant, I want people to go on that journey with me. Let’s revisit the music that is part of our collective history. For the most part, my setlists are songs that make up the soundtrack of my life. I have way too many songs on my list for a reason. 

I know my musical memories may not be the same as others, so I try to accommodate when people request songs or suggest I learn new songs. It’s about performing the kinds of songs the crowd feels like hearing during any given performance. I have core songs I do that I rotate in and out, but my goal is that no two shows are ever exactly the same songs. I may have a setlist ready to go, but I will change it up on the fly if I’m getting requests for completely different kinds of music. I try to give the people who come to my shows a fun time that they’ll hopefully want to return and experience again and again.

SLE: We always love to see musicians using their star power for charity events like TAO so we couldn't resist outbidding everyone to win a date with you! Can you tell us a little bit about that event and any others you like to help raise money for?

Lyric: The TAO People Auction was a trip, eh? Lol That was the first time I participated in something like that. I’m glad you won me. I was a little nervous about who I might be sold to or if anyone would even bid on me at all!

I was also asked to do a Meet and Greet event for TAO. People came and asked me questions, and I sang a few of my favorite songs. I attended some other performer Meet and Greets as well. It’s a great way to get to know the person behind the performer.

TAO (Together as One) is a unique and amazing experience that happens 4 times a year. The event always raises money for children’s charities. It’s such a powerful and special thing to be a part of. It is the brainchild of Winter, who everyone knows is a fantastic performer. He created this 3-day music festival to help raise money for children’s charities. It has become so much more than that. There’s a market where some of SL’s best creators set up shop and donate their profits. There are also raffles for goods, and several performers raffle off free shows. There are fun things to do around fairgrounds too.

Many venue owners and businesses sponsor the event. I’m going to name-drop a little.

These amazing people were sponsors for the TAO Spring Festival - Pangea Estates has provided Winter with the land for the TAO Fairgrounds to live on.

V-side radio provides the stream we all use during our sets. Many venues take over and throw daily after-parties. The festival stage is officially turned over to them for late afternoon and evening shows during the 3-day festival.

This time around Love Kats, Swamp Water Blues, Glow Live Music, Terry’s Place, The Warehouse, Scarlets, Southern Nights, Sapphire Beach Club, Club Noir, and Club Originals were all festival sponsors. Through the tremendous efforts of Winter and his team (Hey, BB, Taila and Kissi!) and because the SL community is always so willing to give, this past festival brought in a total of 1,325,000 $L! That’s crazy, isn’t it?

I have supported Brique Topaz and the Feed a Smile organization for many years. I have sponsored individual children and performed events at Lavender Field. What she’s done in Kenya is truly amazing. Charlize Bellic and the Second Life Cheerleaders do a monthly RFL event that I often participate in. They’re fun and have a theme to them. The SL Cheer Squad and Cure Chasers have an event at the end of May. I’m booked for that. It’s 50s-themed.

I’ve participated in events for Team Diabetes of SL, Survivors of Suicide group, Wounded Warriors, The American Lung Association, The American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Awareness, Autism Awareness, Stand Up 2 Cancer, PTSD Awareness, One Billion Rising Org, KIKA and of course, Relay for Life. I hate to say no to a show when it’s for charity.

SLE: A lot of our avid readers are large music fans. Can you tell us if you have a group and calendar of events our readers can join to follow your performances around the grid? 

Lyric: Yes! You can join my group either by checking out my SL profile, coming to a show and clicking on my board or through this link - 

My calendar is a bit bare at the moment, but here’s the link for when I ramp up the show schedule again -

I have a subscribo on my tip board too. I always send a susbribo notice, but sometimes I slack on the group notices. I urge your readers to come to a show and click the board to get on my subscriber’s list.

You can also get a texture with my weekly schedule on my board, and I have some fun gifts too.

SLE: Who would you like to see interviewed next in The SL Enquirer? ( It doesn’t have to be one person. )

Lyric: I think shining the spotlight on the people who work tirelessly to herd musicians and set up events for charities would be awesome. Even talking with some of the hosts who work in venues would be interesting. If you ask venue owners and performers, they’ll tell you finding good, responsible, and dedicated hosts are not easy. There are some great ones out there, though. It would be interesting to get to know them and find out what it takes to put on a happy face and greet people, cheer on performers, and promote the venues they work for every day.

I’d also be interested in hearing from music lovers who attend and support SL music. Not so much who, but what they’re listening to? What makes a show a good one for them? Performers usually only get direct feedback about really good or really bad performances. It would be great to kind of take the temperature of the SL music-loving community to see what they like and don’t like about performers and venues.

SLE: Thank you we will definitely look into interviewing from a venue host and fan perspective on the music scene! If you had the rare opportunity to stand on the virtual world stage take and drop the mic to tell the virtual world what they need to hear about the music scene, musicians, venues, and fans in Second Life. The pros and cons and how we as a whole can contribute to the massive amount of talent that performs in the virtual world. Go ahead and name-drop!

Lyric: Hmm, so many things I could say. I’ll just speak my truth about what I’ve observed as a musician’s manager, club owner, fangirl, and performer throughout my SL career - because someone has to say the quiet things out loud.

I’ve been around long enough to witness many changes and cycles in SL music. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows behind the scenes, even though we put on our professional smiles and try to portray it that way in public settings. There are divas and bullies. Elitism and nepotism. It’s not all fair and good-hearted camaraderie. Sure, we all love music and want to be supportive. But you also have a bunch of performers who do this for their SL living and venue owners trying to pay tier, sharing the common goal of wanting to bring in as many people as possible to shows so they can earn linden. Don’t believe me? Ok. Let’s stop paying people to come play. I think we all know how that would go over. That’s the reality of it. It is a competitive business.

Navigating a music career or keeping a venue open for the long haul in SL is tricky. It’s done with a lot of work and a bit of luck.

So, since you’ve given me the chance to say my piece, I’ll end with this -

To music lovers and venue owners – I urge you to expand your musical horizons! Do you really want your SL music experience to only consist of hearing the same performers do the same sets day in and day out? There is so much more to experience! We all have our favorites, but if you keep your listening experience limited to the same handful of performers, you’re really missing out. Don’t be a music snob. Step outside your comfortable listening patterns and explore. Not everyone has a promotion team or feels comfortable spamming the masses. Not everyone has to be Celine Dion or Pavarotti (an Ed Sheeran or Ariana Grande? – who’s popular on the radio? Did I mention I’ve been in SL a long time?). Check out a Courtney Love or a Kanye West. Why not? There’s room for all kinds of musical experiences. Go listen to people who aren’t in your inbox on the daily. It’s good to support your friends but spread the love if you really want to support SL music and help it thrive.

To new performers and those who want to be performers - Just do it and keep doing it! Don’t let the size of your audiences, the places that won’t book you, or the people who think pushing you down elevates them take up residence in your head. ‘Imposter syndrome’ will try to creep in and take over. Don’t let it! Don’t think that because some performers are being paid more linden than you, or because they are booking into the popular venue of the moment and you aren’t, you are ‘less than.’ Much of that is a product of good promotion and who they know. Some people will try to knock you down because they mistakenly think that elevates them. We all have bad shows, silent crowds, and days when we question why we’re doing this. You will eventually find your stride. Keep doing what you do, and the right people will find you. I’d rather perform for smaller audiences because they appreciate my setlist and what I offer as a performer than be in front of a large crowd, mainly there because it’s the popular place to be. Or worse, they feel they have to come to my shows to maintain a friendship. Don’t give up! You need to develop a slightly thick skin and believe in yourself to survive the ever-changing landscape of the SL music scene.

Someone once said to me that when you make art of any kind – music, dance, painting, photography, drawing, writing - you provide an experience and ask people to come along for the ride. Don’t think of it as getting up there to put on a show. Share your emotions, expression, and interpretation of the music – and invite them into your world for that hour. Ask them to take that journey with you. If you look at it that way, I think it helps you keep going. You’re sharing a part of yourself, and people who want to go on that ride with you will come. Nothing else should matter.

When you have a low turnout or are doubting yourself in any way, when you look out there and see even one person has shown up for you, thank them for taking the journey with you.

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Article from 6/3/2011

Friday, April 15, 2022

AMBROSIA in the Viva Las Vegas Variety Show


•✿•••••✿•••••✿•••✿•••••✿ I'M IN VEGAS BABY! (3RD Return Engagement!) •••✿••Ѡho: A м в я σ ѕ ι α •••✿••Ѡhat: Live Vocalist •••✿••Ѡhҽrҽ:in the Viva Las Vegas! Variety Show (Highlife Destinations) •••✿••Ѡhҽn: Saturday, April 16th @ 7PM slt •••✿••Aƚƚιɾҽ: Vegas Chic ↓ ↓ ↓ TICKETS! ↓ ↓ ↓ •••✿•••••✿•••••✿•••••✿•••••✿•••••✿•••••✿•• This is your ticket to Highlife Destinations Live Las Vegas show! Shows are every other Saturday starting March 5th and will feature showgirls, an amazing host, and live acts such as dancers and singers. It will really be a spectacular event! Showtime is 7PM SLT. Once purchased, your name will be added to our list. Landmarks/Teleports will go out between 6:30-6:45PM SLT. Las Vegas is an ADULT sim. We do not allow child avi's. They must be in adult form. Please keep scripts to a MINIMUM. This helps us to provide a lag-free show for everyone. Las Vegas is a private resort destination owned by Highlife Destinations (creators of Timor Isles @ Bali, Winter in New York, Ibiza and The Poconos Ski Resort). Las Vegas features beautiful, themed hotels (and a motel!) tons of sights and attractions, RP add-ons and free activities. •✿•••••✿•••••✿•••✿•••••✿•••••✿•••✿•••••✿•••••✿••

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Posh Spring Concert Series Featuring the Rebel Element and Wolfie Moonshadow!


We have a wonderful lineup in our concert series with " The Rebel Element" playing the Wharf stage again on Saturday April 16, 2022, at 1:00 pm SLT, their brand of Rock theater is sure to be another great experience, tell a friend and come early this should be a fantastic show ae usual. We have also booked a new act for Posh Wolfie Moonshadow, he will be playing on Saturday April 16, 2022, at 6:00 pm SLT , bring your friends for this wonderful singer with a great stage show, he is the real deal ! He will be at the Posh on the beach stage by the bar.

Thursday, April 7, 2022



Schooners Pub on The Blake Sea is a club designed for music lovers of all kinds. Sailing is a benefit as you can sail in, fly in or teleport to the club for your day or evening of fun! The Club is surrounded by the beautiful Enbom Marina which provides boat moorings and small rental homes. Grand Opening is April 9, at 2 PM. Festivities will start with a boat cruise from FIYC (Old) to Schooners Pub. The party commences with fantastic DJ's and prizes from various sponsors.


Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Spotlight on Shawn’s Voice Hangout - A Sci-Fi Theme voice Hub with Seven Locations to explore with friends



There are many hangouts in Second Life that host a variety of themed events. Shawn’s voice hangout is the newest sim on the grid that offers Second Lifers a place to chill on voice while exploring seven impressive sci-fi-themed HUB that you can teleport to using a stargate. It seems to be getting a lot of attention.

The SL Enquirer met up with the creator,  Shawn Peterson (colgate1981) to learn more about the sim and locations like the underwater exploration area, Shawn's voice hangout, game area, "Star Lounge” Gentlemen's club, “Club SG” Music venue, and an Escape Room by Mad Pea.



 Interview with Shawn Peterson (colgate1981)



SLE: HI Shawn, it is a pleasure meeting with you for a tour and interview about this amazing Sci-Fi-themed Hub, How did you discover Second Life, and what inspired you to create Atlantis?


Shawn: I discovered second life because a friend brought me here because I was wanting a social platform. I came up with the theme after a conversation I was having with a friend about Greek Mythology. I suddenly thought of the story of Atlantis and when I saw a stargate portal on market place I ran with the stargate theme.




SLE: This is certainly a unique kind of social platform and the theme is great! Did you design this sim yourself or do you have a team of designers that help you? Also was it a personal love of Sci-Fi or did you feel there was a need for it thinking Second Life, lacked Sci-Fi-themed sims?


Shawn: Sort of I have been bouncing ideas off of friends and using some of them to help me with the build. It’s also a personal love for Sci-Fi.


SLE: That is great you were able to ask your friends for their input. There are a lot of sci-fi fans in Second Life so you made a good choice. As you mentioned above, it is based on the TV shows Stargate and Stargate Atlantis. What did you specifically like about the series?


Shawn: I loved the Stargate movie but I never saw the series that proceeded just heard of it.



SLE:  We love the portal system you have in place and can see you put a lot of work into creating this Hub with 7 Stargate locations. How many Sims are there in total? 


Shawn: There are 7 themed areas on this SIM. It's like an onion with many different layers but tastes better.


SLE: Oh wow, I’m surprised you were able to fit all of that on one sim! Starting with the landing point, Shawn’s voice hangout. What do your guests do there?


Shawn: It's not subdivided so it's all Shawn’s voice hangout. There are table games and a bowling alley. So some people just stand around and talk and others play games together.


SLE:  You have a bowling alley and game tables at the landing point but you also have a game room. What is the difference between the two? Do you host tournaments and game nights?


Shawn: The landing area has newer table games and the game room has vintage arcade games. No, I don’t have tournaments.



SLE: I like that you have interactive activities for your guest to do together. The Escape Room by Mad Pea is a great activity to offer guests!  I’ve experienced escape rooms in real life but never in Second Life. They can be intense with all the riddles, and puzzles with a timer but a lot of fun to do with a group. Can you explain how it works in SL?


Shawn: It's pretty much a puzzle you have to solve in order to escape. You combine things that you find in order to get the next clue.



SLE: Nice! We will have to come back sometime and play! We noticed you have two Clubs for guests. Club SG and the Star Lounge which is more of a gentleman's club. Can you tell us a little bit about both and the gentlemen’s club also is it open for the ladies with special “Chippendale” night events?


Shawn: So the Club SC is a music venue where I host both Live performers and DJs. The Star Lounge is going to be a unisex exotic club it will have a ladies' night on Wednesdays.  



SLE: What is Kanhark used for? There is a beautiful view when you take the elevator to the top floor.


Shawn: It's Just a space-themed environment to explore I may have events there.


SLE: The space station is a neat build to explore for those sci-fi lovers. Do you do any roleplay there? How does it tie into the theme?


Shawn: No role play. You know how the movie stargate they have a gate that goes to other planets so that's why I have the location Kanhark.


SLE:  Oh I see. Finally, there is the underwater exploration location. It is very impressive with the underwater landscape with a hidden cave and shipwreck. What kind of activities happen there?


Shawn: It's just another area to explore for those who want to do more than just stand around.



SLE: It’s great that you have something for everyone. Are you currently hiring for this club or any location on Shawn’s Voice Hangout? 


Shawn: Yes I have auditions for both the Music venue and exotic club at Shawn’s voice hangout.



SLE: You and your team did a fabulous job on this design. We hope to see it flourish in Second Life. Thank you for your time.


Shawn: you’re welcome.


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