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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The Grove Country Club Estates Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary August 1st 2020



The Grove Country Club Estates is celebrating ten years as Second Life’s premier upscale residence community. Throughout the month of August, there will be events to celebrate this milestone and the public is welcome. If you haven’t been to The Grove, you owe it to yourself to visit this lush, Tuscan-themed community with exquisite landscaping, beautiful manor homes, and roads that may have you meeting someone on horseback or taking their luxury car for a spin. The Grove is a residential destination for everyone who wishes to enjoy their virtual life with style and grace.
Our festivities begin on Monday, August 1st . Join us for live music and giveaways from 11AM – 2PM as we unveil our exclusively designed Boschetto club. There will be giveaways during this celebration; feel free to meander around public areas while listening to AlleyKat, NinaRose, and Levi Zuzu on the Grove music station. Dress for this event is smart casual.


The Grove crystal greenhouse has always been an elegant space for weddings, formal events, and concerts. On August 2nd, an exclusively designed greenhouse event center will be unveiled – no expense has been spared in creating the perfect venue for live performance and other events. The festivities continue and the live show begins at 12PM with the fabulous Luciano Lionheart, followed by Zachh Cale and then Jeffah. These performers are among the finest musicians in Second Life and we are honored to have them on our stage. You may want to dress up for this event, as there will be media on hand. You might find yourself in a magazine shoot or a promotional video! 


If roaming the 16 regions that make up the Grove Country Club Estates makes you crave something crafted by our executive chef, then stop by the Del Vino Restaurant on Sunday, August 9th at 12PM for a grand-reopening champagne reception, followed by live music from 1PM to 4PM. Luciano will again kick off our event, followed by Samm Qendra and Djembe Dragonfire.


Our pinnacle event will be on August 16th at the Greenhouse. There will be birthday cake, live music beginning at 1PM and then a custom fireworks display at 5PM after our last performer. If you have never been to a Grove fireworks show, you will not want to miss this! The owner of the Grove, Crito Galtier, is not only a music lover but also a fireworks lover. He creates one-of-a-kind fireworks displays set to fabulous music. Bring someone special to this event and prepare to be awed all afternoon.


Last but not least, August 22nd begins the Grove Country Club Estates Parade of Homes. This annual event is a rare opportunity to see inside some of the exquisite homes at the Grove. From August 22 through august 29, there will be maps to the homes available for touring, as well as a home décor trunk show. It is a wonderful time to make the Grove your home. Speak to a staff member about available parcels or visit our website at www.thegroveestatessl.com.


Friday, July 10, 2020

DJ WEEBS’ BIRTHDAY PARTY AT SYNERGY ISLAND July 10th 6-8pm SLT



Because we celebrate everything on Friday nights here at Synergy Island, this time it’s a special party for our favorite entertainer DJ Weebs! Yes, he has made it through another year and now we all can let him know how much we care about the old fart!  lol Get on your favorite birthday party outfits and come party with us MAYHEM style! Let’s make this a night Weebs will not soon forget!




Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Kultivate - Resolution Exhibition - July 10th to July 12th 2020



Kultivate’s latest gallery, Dene Gallery, presents the Resolution Exhibition! This special three-day exhibition will feature some of the top talented photographers and artists that can be found on Flickr. The exhibition is curated by photographer and artist,  Tempest Rosca (Huntsman) and will feature 3 days of live music.

ParticipatingArtists Include: Beuanna Banana, Brian2 Werefox, ByrneDarkly Cazalet, CalebBryant Resident, Giselle Chauveau, INARA PEY, Ivyana Szondi, Johannes Huntsman, Kacey Macbeth, Kalina Sands, ladycharis, Lam Erin, LawrenceD, Morgaine Blackrain, Myra Wildmist, nugget ichibara, Paradox Mercury, PinkRayne, Reya Darkstone, Rockcail Resident, Roman Godde, serenaelia, sirspanking, Skip Staheli, Skye Fairywren, Sugarfairy88 Resident, Tempest Rosca, TrishaSrose, Whata Conundrum, & Wicca Merlin

The following live performers will provide entertainment throughout the exhibition: Samuel James, Steph Sinatra, Mavenn, Wolfie Starfire, Jesie Janick, Max Kleene,  & Samm Qendra.

About Dene Gallery & Kultivate:
Dene Gallery is part of the Kultivate family of galleries and is located in Rosehaven. The gallery is curated by Tempest Rosca (Huntsman) and highlights one artist each month. Kultivate consists of Kultivate Magazine, Windlight Art Gallery, The Edge Gallery, Kultivate Loft Gallery, Kultivate Signature Gallery, & Kultivate Select Gallery. The goal of Kultivate is to promote and support the cultural aspects of Second Life. Kultivate is proud to be the official sponsor and media partner of Team Diabetes of Second Life, an official and authorized team of The American Diabetes Association.

For More Information:https://kultivatemagazine.com/resolution-exhibition/


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR ROLL THE DRUMS! SOUND THE TRUMPETS! HERE ARE THE 12 FINALISTS!



The die is cast! The jury chose the 12 grand finalists who will compete on the runway for the prestigious LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR title and the L $ 50,000 that accompany it!Bravo to Aealla Illyar, Ali Reignn, Anji, Avalon Chrome, Becky Kenaan, Charlotte Chisolm, Cheyenne Sadee Shepherd, Eva Madenwald, Margot Lasalle, Naomi Gallagher, Sholee and Spajkie Hanks! 

Selected from 30 semifinalists themselves chosen from 326 registrations, the 12 great will now participate to two events in world. On Sunday July 12th, it will be the Judges' Brunch where each finalist will be asked to make a short presentation to explain why they would be a good ambassador for LUXE Paris.
No score will be awarded for this event but the finalists' presentations, the look they will have created for this particular occasion and their communication skills, will allow the judges to vote in an informed manner during the grand final.

THE GRAND FINAL
The final will take place on July 26th.The 12 finalists will compete in two challenges. First they have to present an outfit on the theme ''Sunny Afternoon on the French Riviera'', a very jet set destination that includes the famous beach of Saint-Tropez, the site of the no less famous Cannes Film Festival and the very chic Principality of Monaco.
For the second and last challenge, the finalists are asked to dress for ''A Night at the Met Gala in New York''. With tickets costing $ 30,000 US dollars each, the Met Gala is the world's most prominent social event! Karl Lagerfeld, Meryl Streep, Donatella Versace, Nicole Kidman, George Clooney, Miuccia Prada, Julia Roberts, Gisele Bündchen, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift have all been co-chairing this fascinating event which is an annual fundraising for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. This theme should creates a real explosion of elegance on the runway.
It is the sum of the scores assigned for each of the challenges that will determine who will be the next LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR. The challenges will be immediately followed by the unveiling of the new face of LUXE Paris.

L$50,000 CASH FOR THE WINNER!
The winner will receive L$50,000 cash and more than L$75,000 in prizes! The two runners up will each win L$10,000 cash and a lots of gifts also.
The grand final of the LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR contest will not be open to the public in order to minimize the lag and allow the finalists to shine brightly. However, the show will be streamed live on YouTube! We will provide the link two days in advance here in The SL Enquirer and on the contest website at LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR.com



The LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR competition is carried out in collaboration with The SL Enquirer, Swank Event, Womenstuff, Tone Makeup, Zuri Jewelry, In-Nova Modeling Academy, ProPose Modeling Poses, Bon Amour Avant-garde Hair, SL Confidencial magazine, L'Amour Diversity magazine, Stavros Hexem Photography and Villa Media Broadcaster.



Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Grif Bamaisin: Playing Guitar, Singing, and Looping...Fynnyus reporting




Grif is one of my favorite live Second Life performers because he’s engaging, funny, and one helluva guitarist. His performances are never the same. This evening he started off with a couple slow songs, which I liked because Misty was with me. We danced and talked, and she mentioned that, “he’s very good, his guitar playing has complex phrasing, and that he loves using the pedal board.” She swears Grif sounds like Jimi Hendrix when he talks. She thinks his guitar playing sounds a lot like Buddy Guy, or Hendrix himself and that, “his singing is on par with old blues players that were mainly guitar players, even a little like Muddy Waters.”

Indeed, Grif is unique. His vocals are very distinctive. His guitar playing is incredible.
Tonight, he played, among many other songs, the Mood Blues, “Nights in White Satin,” but very much in his own style, with background instrumentation. His rendition of the Door's, “Riders on the Storm” was awesome. And he did an amazing version of “Apache” you just have to hear to believe. Tom Petty’s, “Break Down,” was his closing tune.
Grif's gigs are always interesting and fun with interactions from the “The Tambourettes,” and his band members. His profile says that he performs, “every note and word you hear.” He invites guest players on stage for fun and visual impact.  Regular guest players include, Drutim, Eva, Kallia, Mac, and Kimmi. Dru “drives” his avatar during performances. He spent 20 years as an arena level sound engineer.  He used to be engineer for Blue Oyster Cult. He plays bass, guitar and keys in real life local jams and in-World. I was able to talk with Grif and one of his long-time band members, Dru (drutim.bates) in the days that followed the performance. Their interviews are woven together in what follows.

Fynn: I remember when you first started you would play and in between the songs tell the most hilarious stories of being a roadie.

Grif: I know - I couldn't sing and didn’t have a lot of material.



Dru: He's a very interesting fellow. . . .  When he was just starting out, he would invite people to the stage, as he would say "keeping the band alive.” I've been with Grif over 10 years. Know that I'm not a musician and do not play on his stream. My job is to animate his avatar onstage. We use a remote-control guitar HUD. He always enjoys audience participation.

Fynn: You've come a long way.  Can you tell me how you and your music have evolved since then?

Grif: I still have similar tastes rock/blues-based, but spanning genres, not much pop. Show-wise I do more live looping and have a lot more loop-based songs. I don't do many songs where I have recorded the entire thing and then dropped the parts I play live. So a lot of the songs I do have never seen a computer.

Grif Bamaisin: Playing Guitar, Singing, and Looping

Grif: Music tends to be pattern based and repeats.  Drums obviously are repetitive by nature, and verses will repeat. That means you can start with a drum machine (more on that later) and then record a bass line loop which will repeat over that, then record some rhythm guitar over that. Add in a tambourine or shaker, and you have a full backing to play and sing over

Fynn: very cool

Grif: There is a tradeoff, there are some songs, for example, Lady In Black where the song repeats almost line over line, so I do that one fully live and I record all the parts in front of the audience and then play the song using guitar and keyboard parts on top of the looped parts. The tradeoff with live looping is that the songs need to be fairly simple - at least the backing - and they take time to set up. I'd end up doing 4 or 5 songs, so I usually do a couple to show I am not making it up, then the SL audience believes me when I tell them everything they hear is me, live or on track. It is a tricky thing in SL – if you do too much, people will think you are not live. Luckily, I also do Facebook live shows and people have seen me play the same show on camera, and my Facebook page has plenty of video of me performing the same stuff.

Fynn: So, "looping" is a music technique that’s unique to virtual playing, or is it known in real life, live performances?

Grif: It is very much a live tool.

Fynn: Tell me more about how it works.

Grif: There are quite a range of loopers from single phrase to 6 phrase behemoths, some aimed at vocalists some at guitar players. So, for drums I use a thing called a Beat Buddy, it’s a drum machine specifically for guitar players. You pick your song (I use MIDI from my iPad - when I pick a song it sends a signal to all my toys – looper, vocal processor, guitar player, Beat Buddy, keyboard, etc., and picks all the right settings for the song. It’s shaped like a regular guitar stomp box.  Tap it once and it plays an intro and starts the drummer (I have about 30 drum kits to choose from- really good samples) tap it while it is playing and it plays a fill to the end of the bar, tap it again and it plays a different fill and so on. Press and hold and it plays a transitional fill until you release it. So, it is a very expressive drum machine that is intuitive and has enough variation to not sound like a drum machine. So, everything except guitar changes is automated.

Fynn: I love this “behind-the-scenes” stuff!

Dru: He's a real professional and takes his shows seriously.

Fynn: Who are some of your musical influences?

Grif Bamaisin: Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Wishbone Ash, Rory Gallagher, Gary Moore, David Gilmour, Status Quo - best band you have never heard of, lol. Status Quo is a Brit band that has headlined major European festivals for over 50 years. Wishbone Ash defined a style for me - they were doing twin leads years before Thin Lizzy, as were Wild Turkey (WIld Turkey was formed from some Ex- Jethro Tull members - notably Glenn Cornick).

Fynn: You seem to have a lot of fun playing. Can you describe playing in Second Life, your career, how it's influenced your real life?

Grif: Second Life gave me the courage to play in real life - I was doing blues jams – I went from playing guitar for three songs while looking at my shoes to actually talking to an audience and interacting and enjoying them.

Dru: Yes, he has recently made the local Portland (Oregon) music scene.

Fynn: Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Dru: He keeps his shows current and dynamic. He tries to engage his audience and make you smile. He's famous for having girls dance with tambourines: The Tambourettes. It makes for a "party" atmosphere that keeps the show fun.

Grif: I still really like playing in Second Life and the audience is even more important now.


Follow Grif’s group, Electric Brit, and check him out at http://www.grifbamaisin.com where you can find out more about his Second Life shows and see videos of him playing in real life.


Monday, June 22, 2020

Charlie TooMuch- A New Star is born- Lanai Jarrico Reporting...




The music scene in Second life is teeming with talented musicians, singers, and DJs that set the tone for parties and concerts across the grid. At any given time, there are events happening.  In the midst of all the entertainment, a new star rezzed in Second Life. He arrived with one thing in mind and that is to share his talent. Some quietly find their way or stumble upon someone who knows someone that can help get their name in lights.


Recently the SL Enquirer was introduced to Charlie TooMuch. With only two weeks of SL experience, he was just learning how performing on a virtual stage works. With a little work and some great connections behind the scenes, we are excited to interview this fresh new artist with our readers.  Meet Charlie Toomuch.


SLE: Can you share with our readers a little bit about your music background? 

Charlie:  Of Course!  It all started with my Uncle,  he used to be a sound engineer and songwriter.  When I was a kid, I always had a knack for patterns and technology, so around 8 years old, my uncle decided to show me music theory with a piano.  Next, he taught me Cakewalk, which used to be a very popular recording program.  Since then, I have been composing and producing for fun.  By 13, I was learning the drums and thus helped immensely with my rhythm and timing.  I actually grew up most of my life listening to Hip Hop, haha.   At around 18, like every other hipster on the planet, I picked up the guitar.  To many people's surprise, my favorite genre is actually Electronic Classical(Think Haywyre).


SLE: Where are you from and what brought you to Second Life?

Charlie:  I'm from the NYC tri-state area.  Grew up 5 minutes from where I live now, I've got 100 blood relatives in a 10-mile radius, so as you can imagine its hard to leave a support system like that, even though it's so dang expensive here!  As for finding SL, I found myself wanting to play out, since COVID had me trapped, so, like any rational person who doesn't know the answer to their problem, I used "the Googs".  The search engine led me here, and the rest is history.

SLE: You have only been in Second Life for under a month. What was your first impression of the concept of a music scene in a virtual world?

Charlie:  I was incredibly surprised!  Both in the artists I saw and the breadth of the capability to put on a show here. Being a content creator, in coding, music, art, and the like, I was pleasantly surprised I had an opportunity to bring all 3 to the table!  I immediately dove in and started reaching out to hosts and venue owners as I went to shows.  Everyone was pleasant, so far!

SLE: We went to our first concert at Gonjaland and was blown away by your performance. You can hit those high notes, your breathing is perfect and timing is right on point. That is key and very impressive. How long have you been singing in the real world?

Charlie: Believe it or not, I only recently began singing, within the last 7 years. When I was about 20, My first note in a failed audition was "You sing too quietly..", which makes me laugh now because I can get LOUD.  After around 21, I joined two Acapella groups and started a band that played some pretty impressive spots in NYC, playing mostly originals. I think the skill comes from two things, first and foremost, I am extremely lucky and blessed that it came naturally. Second, growing up I did voice impressions of cartoon characters and sorta beatboxed.  I think the control on my voice comes from the vocal impressions, the ability to change my voice at the drop of a hat.

SLE: You have such a broad range. You can perform most genres in a smooth transition This is unique in SL. How would you describe your genre?

Charlie: "Neo Pop-Soul-Funk-Rock", HA!  Only Joking, but I would say that I attribute the variety to the jazziness of my voice, and what I said earlier about my voice flexibility from doing impressions most of my life. For my originals, I think my music is definitely poppy, with a mix of shotgun-style rapping, I try to give it a healthy mix of catchiness and danciness.  You can find one of my originals at my Soundcloud to see what I mean: https://soundcloud.com/charlie-toomuch/ask-what-version-3

SLE: Do you play any instruments?

Charlie: Heck yes!  I play the piano to produce my beats actually.  However, I also used to play drums, jam on acoustic guitar, and use a vocal loop station I won in a karaoke contest in college.  As a matter of fact, all my songwriting starts with my making a vocal loop with about 4 layers over 5 buttons, so 20 tracks of just my voice!

SLE: Most performers pick a genre that fits their voice.  Can you share with our readers, your music inspirations, and some of your most favorite songs to perform?

Charlie:  I actually try to do that, not always with success, haha.  But, fun fact, I write more than I listen, and many songs I sing, I don't listen to on my own time. Regarding my inspirations, I would say Jon Bellion(Pop/rap), Eric Hutchinson(Folk), Jason Mraz(pPop), Chet Faker(Soul), Haywyre(Electro classical), Grandson(Alt-rock), Murphy Lee(Hip hop), Nina Simone(Soul), Daft Punk(ElectroPop), AJR(Pop-Rock) Gorillaz(Trip Rock),Andy Grammar(Pop?) and Gnarles Barkley(Pop/Soul). Not necessarily in that order. It's hard to pick a favorite song, since there is such a variety and it depends what I'm feeling at the time.  But if I were to be totally honest, my own originals, "Come again", and "Ask What",  they are pretty new, and I love to guage the audience's liking to my writing.

SLE: How can venues book you?

Charlie:  Leave me a notecard, message me directly.  My username is charlietoomuch, my full name is "Charlie TooMuch"!  Not "too little", not "just enough", "TOO MUCH"!

SLE: It was a pleasure meeting you and wish you all the best in Second Life. IIs there anything you’d like to share with our readers?

Charlie: Yes of course.  I've already learned first hand, the rabbit hole that is SL.  And while I am no expert, I do want to mention a few mantras I live by that serve me well in SL:
"Meet others where they are at, not where you think they are, and chances are you don't know, SO ASK"

"What you are given in gifts you lack in character, the better you are at something, the higher you should raise your self-expectations, not everyone is so lucky. So be Humble"

"Humility is not putting yourself down or ignoring your skills. It's understanding exactly where you are at, how to use them for everyone, and knowing we are all equal"

"If you think you are perfect, that's when you stop improving."

Finally, I just want to say thank you to everyone for being so kind to me!  I have received so much help since I've been here, and I appreciate it so much.  There are a lot of good people in SL, and I look forward to meeting more and more of you.  Don't hesitate to shoot me a message, I don't bite and I encourage it!


Additional Information

SL Group:secondlife:///app/group/49de49b9-8fdf-c3a8-e43f-12e309a67418/about 

Calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=q1i2406v2ptltviaf5uhp202rk@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Los_Angelos 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/charlie_much
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/charlie-toomuch

Preferred contact: In SL or realCharlietoomuch@gmail.com (Myself, Myself and I just me, myself and I)


The Underground Garage: Reopening with Jack Slade- Fynnyus Reporting...





            I met Layla (Layla Mesmeriser) a couple years ago at a blues club called Junkyard Blues. It claims to be Second Life’s oldest blues club and three-time Avi Choice winner of “Favorite Blues Venue.” It plays traditional blues music, country blues, soul blues, folk blues, blues rock and it has a Louisiana bayou theme. Layla and I became fast friends. She’s witty and charismatic and just fun to be with. She owns a club called the Underground Garage that originated in 2008. The club was starting to come back to life after a few years of being pretty much dormant. On this particular day, the club was having its first live act in a long time. Seasoned Second Life performer, Jack Slade was billed for tonight’s performance. I spoke with Layla about the club, her thoughts about music, and the influence Second Life has had on her, then listened to Jack Slade.

Fynn: So, tell me the origin story.

Layla: The Underground Garage was created for our love of classic rock and blues, however, the name came from Little Steven’s Underground Garage Radio station that digs deep into the soul of music and that is why we picked the name.  We wanted to not just play your traditional rock/blues music but dig deep into the history of rock.

Fynn: “We” being you and Mr. D (her former partner)?

Layla: Yes, he was actually the one that came up with the name. He is more the music genius behind it all, I created the grunge look and feel because I felt it best suited the music we wanted to bring to SL.

Fynn: What was it like to run a music club?

Layla: Amazing! We got to know a lot of people with similar music tastes that appreciated the love for deeper cuts of classic rock and blues. We worked hard for years to provide something that we felt was missing from other classic venues. We kept our music to 60's/70s and slightly into 80s, but our club was a true classic rock club with a mix of blues to give it an extra special feel for the love we had/have for music and the artist we grew up listening too.  It was all a labor of love and our guests and friends felt it. They would compliment us on the uniqueness of our style of playing.

Fynn: Tell me more about your love of music.

Layla: My love for music goes back to my younger years. Even in junior high, I remember getting lost in a particular song for hours, taking out my small record player, and playing the same classic rock song over and over again. It continued well into my teens and young adult years. It’s since developed into blues, but my love started with classic rock, had it from the day I received my first 45 disc of The Doors. Even now as an adult, whenever something is going wrong in my life music will always ground me and refocus me on what I seem to be feeling. It lets me escape and soothes me better than any drug around.

Fynn: What influence has SL had on your love of music, if any?

Layla: SL has actually helped me grow in my love for blues. I was always more focused on classic rock, however, meeting other people here and listening to other DJ's and live artist . . .  I have expanded my love for music to include Blues, Garage Rock, etc. It has shown me that we should never limit our taste to just one particular decade.

Fynn: I'm interested in your opinion about music in SL, the current situation, and how you've seen it change?

Layla: With everything going on in the world now, I have seen more people are returning to SL and finding solace in music much like I have been doing for years. I have spoken to so many now that have returned because music in SL has expanded to more live artists and even the DJ's have tried to cater to the heart and soul of what people are feeling. So yes, compared to 2008 when I first joined, music on SL has definitely helped a lot of people in finding that comfort, if only for those two hours that the DJ is playing.

Fynn: You just started the Underground Garage up again after a fairly long hiatus, had a couple deejays, a few friends hanging out here, how have things been going lately?

Layla: Due to real life we had to close some of the things down here, it got too chaotic to be here so many hours to manage this venue, but due to the recent lockdown I had more availability. It started with just rebuilding the club. The venue itself never closed down, I have never allowed that. It remained open for friends to still come and listen. I should point out we have an amazing stream called "Dirty Waves" that is run by a close friend IsisRea Diavolo, old regulars and new people will come even when I am not here to chill and listen to commercial friend classic rock and blues. And when I finally did return on a more regular basis in early March, it was easy to reach out to the few friends I continue to speak with, which led to more new friends joining and it’s been amazing!! It feels like it did back when we first started the club. It’s just a place for a good friend to hang out listen to some good tunes in a relaxing setting and have a few laughs.

Fynn: Was the UG popular back in the day?

Layla: Goodness YES!!! We had a great following. From day one back in 2008 we had a strong following, mostly because we kept it to classic rock and there was a very big need for good rock music. We'd have theme events every Friday. We had live music, tribute concerts that we use to produce ourselves, and we use to do an open mic. I would change up the club almost weekly and we had a strong following, but it was a lot of work and things were different in real life, I had more availability.

Fynn: And how is the club doing?

Layla: The UG is still a premier rock and roll club. Its urban grunge city setting features the best in classic rock, garage rock, punk, and blues. When we play our music it is from deep down in our core and we want our guests to feel where it's coming from—that we are playing so that they can feel the music just as powerfully as we do when we play it. I want people in SL to know that classic rock and music, in general, shouldn’t just be played without truly feeling the lyrics. The UG is here to give you that home you need if only for that single moment.

Fynn: Is there a future for the UG?

Layla: I hope that it builds up to how things were back when we first started, that it continues by word of mouth of what this little grunge venue provides, that it doesn’t just serve up one of the best classic rock music on the grid but that it also houses a great group of friendly folks that are always welcoming to anyone who needs a place to call home.



Fynn: Tell me about tonight, Jack Slade is performing, why him? What is your hope for this evening?

Layla: Jack is just fantastic!! He has a way of transporting you into his music. He sings about SL love/life and if you live here like most of us do. We can relate completely. I found Jack a few weeks ago at another venue and have been a fan since!! I hope that our friends and regulars will have the same experience I had weeks ago, when I listened to Jack sing for the first time.

            And it was a fun time! Jack played many popular tunes, but also many of his own songs. He sang Harry Chapin’s, Cats in the Cradle; Gordon Lightfoot’s, If I Could Read Your Mind; Bob Seger's, Turn the Page; Leonard Cohen’s, Hallelujah; Larry Norman’s, The Great American The Norman tune is a great protest song, and quite appropriate for today’s chaotic world situation. It's a great thing when a performer is in tune with world affairs Jack’s original music included titles as, “Did I Lie to You,” “I Don't Know,” and “I Don't Want to Write No Sad Songs,” and a few others. Indeed, Jack sang well beyond the hour you get from most SL performers. His sound is mellow, with a folksy-blues style, and the song selections were perfect for his voice. On a whole the performance was a synergy of space and sound, the vocals and the architectural choices all came together very nicely. His voice was sounded like warm, blueberry pie on an early spring day. Go see him and have a slice on me.

And so, the Underground Garage seems back in business.  Upwards of 40 people came by, so the restart was quite successful. Several old-timers from the early days of the club came by. People told me that it felt like the old days.

Friday, June 19, 2020

LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR SIX NEW SEMIFINALISTS!




Ladies and Gentlemen, let us applause six more beautiful and stylish women who have been selected as SEMIFINALISTS for the LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR Contest! Bravo to AUREA, EJ, LOLA NIPPO, LULES BRIMM, OLIVIA and PATIENCE!


LAST CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE!

We have now 24 semifinalists but there will be a LAST SELECTION of six more semifinalists next week. The deadline to send your picture is June 25th at midnight SLT. Remember: LUXE Paris is searching the grid to find its LOOK of the YEAR, an elegant woman who will represent the brand with grace and charisma. First prize: L$50,000 cash! L$10,000 to each of the two runners up! A total of L$175,000 in prizes!


FOR AMATEURS & PROFESSIONALS

This style contest is open to ALL stylish women, amateurs and professionnals, and it is very easy to participate. You just have to wear a LUXE Paris outfit, style it, snap a picture, put your name in the title and send FULL PERM to luxeparislookoftheyear resident. Gift to ALL participants


Need more details? Visit the contest website at Participate | LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR



The LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR contest is presented in collaboration with the SL Enquirer, Swank Event, Womenstuff, Tone Makeup, Zuri Jewelry, In-Nova Modeling Academy, ProPose Modeling Poses, Bon Amour Avant-garde Hair, SL Confidencial magazine, L'Amour Diversity magazine, Stavros Hexem Photography and Villa Media Broadcaster.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

This week at Petra's


Petra’s, THE Premier venue for live music welcomes you to come see their amazing lineup of artists this week!! Owned and operated by Petra Steel, the former owner of the SL Playboy Mansion and Steele Street has done it again with Petra’s Live music Venue!

Check out this week’s line up!

Tuesday, March 5th

2pm     Paris Obscur
3pm     Savannah Rain
4pm     TBA
5pm     Erik Kottzen
6pm     Agatha
7pm     Savannah Coronet
8pm     Essence Bilasimo


This is THE place to be this week for the best live music on

Saturday, March 2, 2019

GeekSpeak – The Logistics of Space- Join the discussion Saturday March 2nd at 12pm SLT


Soon we will start building in space and on the moon and Mars.  What will our bases and space stations look like?  What will they be made of?  It will be hard to make plastics on the moon, but aluminium is very common and it will be simple to make concrete from moon dust.  Water and iron are easy to find on asteroids.  Will future space stations be made entirely of iron?  Or ice?

This week we will try to imagine how future space locations will look when they are built and maintained from the local resources: ISRU (in-situ resource utilization).  They may look very different from the ones we see in science fiction.  Would you rather live in a metal base or an ice base?

What materials will we always need from Earth?  And what materials will people in space send back to Earth?  Discover the silk road of the future with us.

IM Vulcan Viper if you have ideas for new subjects.


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Danmu/143/127/51

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Relationships in SL and Beyond with Pet Karu Press Release


"Words & beliefs that separate should be put aside. If you wish to walk a path of grace, overlook differences." - Paul Ferrini   

Affirmation:
Regardless of the words and beliefs I encounter I walk a path of grace and see the how we are connected and thus, we One!

(Be mindful of what you say to yourself, you're listening! - unknown)

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WEDNESDAY - February 27th @ WHOLE BRAIN HEALTH

"FORWARD THINKERS HAVE NO TOLERANCE FOR BACKWARDS VISIONS" - ALAN COHEN
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Join us Wednesday mornings at Whole Brain Health as we discussion topics on Relationships Inside SL and Beyond.

Topic:  SELF-INFLICTED WOUNDS
Date & Time: Wednesday February 27th 8:30AM SLT
Location: Whole Brain Health
Facilitator: Pet Karu

THE SESSIONS ARE IN VOICE SO PLEASE ENABLE VOICE SO YOU CAN HEAR.  I hope to see your friendly faces among the gathering.

Here's your Uber:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/230/144/701
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Also, join our group for any new! (Fearless Lovers or Invite Inc.)

Pet's Fearless Lovers group ----> secondlife:///app/group/89a5ceb7-b82d-291b-a514-52272a28aac8/about

Invite Inc. ------> secondlife:///app/group/5e3fb585-ff90-48e8-ee8b-82a21c88909a/about
or contact Muza Waco in world for your questions.

Invite Inc. 501 (c)3 provides lectures designed around tools that help build community. We are dedicated to empowering each individual to thrive where they are, while also growing a supportive, respectful community around them.

We are fortunate to present the powerful transformational work of RL professional coaching Pet Karu. Please join us for this new series to inspire and give insights for personal growth. You are welcome to come and find the tools and resources  that help you meet your goals!!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Glint Sale - Press Release


NEW ITEM AT .:GLINT:. ON SALE!!

This week a new item has been added to the sales area.
The Caged stones jewelry set includes a necklace bracelet and earrings.
Comes with a HUD of 16 stone colors and 3 metals.

Come grab up this item at a great sale price of 100L this week only.
Check out the 4 other amazing items also in the sales section.

This week you can also pick up the line of hearts eyes by joining the store group. Stay in the store group to keep getting group gifts, enter the weekly gift card raffle, and keep updated with the latest things going on at .:Glint:.

Happy Shopping!!

.:Glint:.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Spectre%20Mountain/15/187/23

Saturday, February 23, 2019

GeekSpeak – the death of insects


Insects – we dislike most of them or regard them as a nuisance.  But we need them, all of them.  We need them as pollinators and as food for birds, bats, frogs, fish, small mammals.  We need some of them just because they are beautiful.  But they are declining at an alarming speed, at least in the western world, because of the widespread use of pesticides, huge areas of mono-culture and the destruction of insect habitats, such as hedges, woods and ponds.

Will insects turn into a limited precious resource?  Will we fight wars over insects?  Raid other countries for their insects?  Will we trade insects?  Will countries with plenty of insects be our future food powerhouses?  Will fortunes be made from rare insects?

What should be done to save the insects?  Should pesticides be banned?  Should farmers be paid to conserve insects?  Will it be a serious crime to kill insects?

Come and discuss our smallest frenemies at GeekSpeak.  Bring your bug spray.

IM Vulcan Viper if you have any ideas for new subjects.



Thursday, February 21, 2019

NEW ITEM AT .:GLINT:. ON SALE!!


NEW ITEM AT .:GLINT:. ON SALE!!

This week a new item has been added to the sales area.
The Caged stones jewelry set includes a necklace bracelet and earrings.
Comes with a HUD of 16 stone colors and 3 metals.

Come grab up this item at a great sale price of 100L this week only.
Check out the 4 other amazing items also in the sales section.

This week you can also pick up the line of hearts eyes by joining the store group. Stay in the store group to keep getting group gifts, enter the weekly gift card raffle, and keep updated with the latest things going on at .:Glint:.

Happy Shopping!!

.:Glint:.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Spectre%20Mountain/15/187/23

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Relationships in SL and Beyond - Press Release

"Words & beliefs that separate should be put aside. If you wish to walk a path of grace, overlook differences." - Paul Ferrini   

Affirmation:
Regardless of the words and beliefs I encounter I walk a path of grace and see the how we are connected and thus, we One!

(Be mindful of what you say to yourself, you're listening! - unknown)

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WEDNESDAY - February 20th @ WHOLE BRAIN HEALTH

"FORWARD THINKERS HAVE NO TOLERANCE FOR BACKWARDS VISIONS" - ALAN COHEN
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Join us Wednesday mornings at Whole Brain Health as we discussion topics on Relationships Inside SL and Beyond.

Topic:  CONFRONTATION
Date & Time: Wednesday February 20th 8:30AM SLT
Location: Whole Brain Health
Facilitator: Pet Karu

THE SESSIONS ARE IN VOICE SO PLEASE ENABLE VOICE SO YOU CAN HEAR.  I hope to see your friendly faces among the gathering.

Here's your Uber: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/230/144/701

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Also, join our group for any new! (Fearless Lovers or Invite Inc.)

Pet's Fearless Lovers group ----> secondlife:///app/group/89a5ceb7-b82d-291b-a514-52272a28aac8/about

Invite Inc. ------> secondlife:///app/group/5e3fb585-ff90-48e8-ee8b-82a21c88909a/about
or contact Muza Waco in world for your questions.

Invite Inc. 501 (c)3 provides lectures designed around tools that help build community. We are dedicated to empowering each individual to thrive where they are, while also growing a supportive, respectful community around them.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Relationships in SL and Beyond - Press Release


"Words & beliefs that separate should be put aside. If you wish to walk a path of grace, overlook differences." - Paul Ferrini 

Affirmation:
Regardless of the words and beliefs I encounter I walk a path of grace and see the how we are connected and thus, we One!

(Be mindful of what you say to yourself, you're listening! - unknown)

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WEDNESDAY - February 13th @ WHOLE BRAIN HEALTH

"FORWARD THINKERS HAVE NO TOLERANCE FOR BACKWARDS VISIONS" - ALAN COHEN
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Join us Wednesday mornings at Whole Brain Health as we discussion topics on Relationships Inside SL and Beyond.

Topic:  AFFIRMATION SERIES 'D IS FOR DIVINITY - Divine Relationships - Soul Ties'
Date & Time: Wednesday February 13th 8:30AM SLT
Location: Whole Brain Health
Facilitator: Pet Karu

THE SESSIONS ARE IN VOICE SO PLEASE ENABLE VOICE SO YOU CAN HEAR.  I hope to see your friendly faces among the gathering.

Here's your Uber:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/230/148/701

Also, join our group for any new! (Fearless Lovers or Invite Inc.)

Pet's Fearless Lovers group ----> secondlife:///app/group/89a5ceb7-b82d-291b-a514-52272a28aac8/about

Invite Inc. ------> secondlife:///app/group/5e3fb585-ff90-48e8-ee8b-82a21c88909a/about
or contact Muza Waco in world for your questions.

Invite Inc. 501 (c)3 provides lectures designed around tools that help build community. We are dedicated to empowering each individual to thrive where they are, while also growing a supportive, respectful community around them.

We are fortunate to present the powerful transformational work of RL professional coaching Pet Karu. Please join us for this new series to inspire and give insights for personal growth. You are welcome to come and find the tools and resources  that help you meet your goals!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

This week at Petra's!!


Petra’s Live Music Venue is doing it again this week, with another top notch line up of the very best performers Second Life has to offer!  With six amazing hours of performances on Tuesday and a stellar line up on Friday that you won’t want to miss!
All brought to you by Petra Steel and her love of SL Live shows.


This weeks Schedule:


Tuesday, February 12

2pm     Paris Obscur


3pm     Savannah Rain


4pm     Wayne Davis


5pm     Erik Kottzen


6pm     Gabriel da Silva


7pm     Savannah Coronet


8pm     Essence Bilasimo

Friday, February 15

2pm     Lisa Brune


3pm     Jack Slade


4pm     AMforte Calrity
 


Petra’s SLURL:


Saturday, February 9, 2019

.:Glint:. Sale Press Release

.:Glint:. Jewelry, Home of the Persephone charm bracelet. Designing jewelry of all kinds. Adults & children, casual to formal, is proud to announce a new addition to their already extensive line of fine products with Line of Hearts Eyes!



Line of Heart’s Eyes are new for the month of February and available exclusively at .:Glint:.!
You can find this item in the center of the store by the sale items for only 75L this month!

Perfect for the month of love, you won’t want to miss these gorgeous eyes, made by Rainbow Taylor (rainbow.fairymeadow) Owner of .:Glint:.

Get yours today!!


GeekSpeak – what will the future world of robots and humans be like?


How will society change when every car, every bus stop, every toaster and every shop assistant is a robot?  At what point will we think that robots should have human rights?  When will it become illegal to shoot your toaster or leave your food too long in the fridge so that she looks bad and can’t marry your car?  If you make your car drive over a cliff will you be charged with murder because you killed an AI?

Will there be novels and soap operas about the emotional lives of robots?  Will there be new robot art forms?  Will humans enjoy the robot novels, soaps and art?  Or will we have 2 separate cultures, human and robotic?  Do you think you will ever have a robot friend?

Welcome to the coming years of confusion.  Come and discuss our destiny as only one of the dominant species on the planet.  Bring a towel.

IM Vulcan Viper if you have ideas for new subjects.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Danmu/143/127/51



 
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