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Thursday, May 5, 2022

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

SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Volpert/122/175/22 


Group: Scotch and Soda NFT Art Gallery/  

secondlife:///app/group/84040208-e4fb-87cb-c1b3-f69f3f5ec3e3/about

URL: https://linktr.ee/scotchandsodagallery 

Preferred Contact: Scotch.darkheart



Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Synergy Island Presents Maribol Inshan & The Cool Cats

 


Let's Misbehave

Mischief In The Gin Joint

Wednesday July 21st 6:00 – 7:30 PM At Synergy Island

Step into an immersive Concert In a 1920's Speakeasy Featuring Maribol Inshan & The Cool Cats. This is a fully staged and choreographed "Live" Music & Dance experience From Maribol Inshan and The Cool Cats.

Come ready to dance and ready for mischief!

Attire: Roaring 20's Great Gatsby Style Flappers, Gangsters & Gents

** Cover Your Bits!**

LIMO: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Synergy%20Island/84/32/2002

Tuesday, November 1, 2016




PRESS RELEASE
Contact:  Jackie Lefko jackielefko@gmail.com

OPEN MIC AUDITIONS KICK-OFF SL’S GOT TALENT CONTEST 2016 
The SL's GOT Talent Contest grooves into its fourth consecutive year on the Grid. 

On Thursday, November 3, 2016, starting at 5 PM SLT, the SL's GOT TALENT CONTEST officially kicks off with the OPEN MIC Auditions. 

There will be a number of known and unknown Second Life performers gathering to show off their stuff.  You do not want to miss the first opportunity to hear the amazing variety of talent from SL residents.  Additional auditions will be held on Saturday, November 5th, 8-10 AM SLT and 2-4 PM SLT.

SL’s GOT TALENT (SLGT) Contest was created and organized by Jackie Lefko, an SL singer and the owner of the SPEAKEASY. After debuting several new SL performers at her venue, Jackie’s brain started churning and Voila – the birth of SLGT in 2013.  

She felt a contest would be a great opportunity for those looking for a unique opportunity to not only showcase their talent but to also engage in a personal challenge.  

Other business owners agreed as they lined up to participate as Sponsors, Judges and 
Prize Contributors as follows: 

Bluebyrd Entertainment
Classique Lounge
D1 Radio
Finale Couture
Greased Lightning 
La Radio del Patio
Music Soulmates
Nat's Jazz Club
PAM's Talk Show
V 91.8 Radio
SLGT contest is a great platform for seasoned SL performers to expand his or her reach and for a new comer to jump start an SL music career.  And, most importantly, some may need some Lindens to pay your tiers.  Speaking of Lindens, what is the REAL incentive here - PRIZES.  

Contest winners can expect the following Cash prizes:
1ST PLACE WINNER: 
$30,000L CASH
Customized SLGT Winner Trophy (picture shown)

2ND PLACE WINNER: 
$20,000L CASH
3RD PLACE WINNER: 
$15,000L CASH
In addition to the Cash Prizes, all winners will get a showcase at sponsor venue such as the Classique Lounge, Music Soulmates, Greased Lightning, La Radio del Patio and Nat’s Jazz Club.  First prize winner will also be featured in the SL Enquirer and on V 91.8 Radio.


To learn more about how the contest will be judged and to remain current with SLGT happenings, visit the official contest web site: 
http://www.slgottalent.com and/or  https://www.facebook.com/slgottalent

Here is your taxi to attend SL’s GOT TALENT contest auditions: 
  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Detroit%20City/50/162/22


Thursday, October 8, 2015

OPEN MIC AUDITIONS KICK-OFF SL’S GOT TALENT CONTEST Kicking Off October 8th at 6pm SLT & 10th 7pm SLT


PRESS RELEASE  
The SL's GOT Talent Contest grooves into its third consecutive year on the Grid. On Thursday, October 8, 2015, starting at 6 PM SLT, the SL's GOT TALENT CONTEST officially kicks off with the OPEN MIC Auditions.  There will be a number of known and unknown Second Life performers gathering on the Bluebyrd Entertainment Resort sim to show off their stuff.  You do not want to miss the first opportunity to hear the amazing variety of talent from SL residents.  Additional auditions will be held on Saturday, October 10th, 3-4 PM SLT and 7-9 PM SLT.


SL’s GOT TALENT (SLGT) Contest was created and organized by Jackie Lefko, the owner of the SPEAKEASY. After debuting several new SL performers at her venue, Jackie’s brain started churning and Voila – the birth of SLGT in 2013.  She felt a contest would be a great opportunity for those looking for a unique opportunity to not only showcase their talent but to also engage in a personal challenge.  Other business owners agreed as they lined up to participate as Sponsors, Judges and Prize Contributors as follows:
Aly's Fine Art
Bluebyrd Entertainment
D1 Radio
Dude's Playground
Greased Ligtning
Keyboard Lounge
Music Soulmates
Nat's Jazz Club
PAM's Talk Show
PYRO AVATARS (Skins & Shapes)
Speakeasy
SRM Art Gallery, Museum & Performing Arts
Whispering Sands Live
White Tigers Islands Clubs, Resorts and Casinos
XtreamlyU Stream Rentals
  
   
SLGT contest is a great platform for seasoned SL performers to expand his or her reach and for a new comer to jump start an SL music career.  And, most importantly, some may need some Lindens to pay your tiers.  Speaking of Lindens, what is the REAL incentive here - PRIZES.  
Contest winners can expect the following prizes:
1ST PLACE WINNER: 
$25,000L CASH
Customized SLGT Winner Trophy (picture shown)
Spotlight Feature article in SL ENQUIRER Newspaper (WWW.SLENQUIRER.COM)
Showcase performance at a sponsor venue.


2ND PLACE WINNER: 
$15,000L CASH
Showcase performance at a sponsor venue.


3RD PLACE WINNER: 
$10,000L CASH
Showcase performance at a sponsor venue.


To learn more about the how the contest will be judged and to remain current with SLGT happenings, visit the official contest web site: http://www.slgottalent.com and/or https://www.facebook.com/slgottalent
Here is your taxi to attend SL’s GOT TALENT contest auditions:   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Agua%20Del%20Alma/169/208/29


Contact:  Jackie Lefko (jackielefko@gmail.com)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

KRYSANIA AND TOXIE PERFORM LIVE @ SPEAKEASY THIS WEEK! Thursday, January 9th @7pm SLT


In addition to being known for featuring some of the best talent in SL, the Speakeasy continues to be a venue of choice for new and somewhat new live SL performers to showcase their talent.   On Thursday, January 9, 2014, Krysania Eramos and TOXIE will perform live at the Speakeasy. 

Krysania Eramos and her guitar will take the stage at 7 PM SLT.  She is an acoustic musician and singer who writes her own music and plays indie/alternative covers in her spare time. She's also very fond of 90's and 2000's music! Krysania has been playing the guitar for over 10 years now and just started playing Second Life (March 2013). Through much strong will, determination, and great friends, she has made her way up through the SL music community and has been having a blast playing for people all over the grid.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Night @ Speakeasy: October 31st @ 6-8pm SLT Featuring Jackie Lefko & Molly Serpente



BLUES & COUNTRY SINGING DIVAS @ SPEAKEASY HALLOWEEN NIGHT
The Speakeasy has been transformed from cozy to spooky to embrace two SL Singing Divas – one Blues Diva and one Country Diva – on Halloween night.  At 6 PM SLT, Jackie Lefko, the owner of the Speakeasy, takes the stage to enchant the audience with her sultry, bluesy voice.  Brace yourself!  That is just the beginning!  You will not doubt how much Molly Serpente loves to sing Country music when she takes the stage at 7 PM SLT to share her mesmerizing voice.  Yes we know!  There has been no shortage of opportunities to sport your favorite Halloween costume at the numerous parties in Second Life over the past week or so.  But, the big night is Thursday, October 31st

What better way to end the 2013 Halloween celebrating than with live music at the Speakeasy? 

Just give the taxi driver this address and we will see you there:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/TriBeCa%20City/177/221/21
About the Singing Divas

Thursday, October 17, 2013

SPEAKEASY: NEW LOCATION, NEW FACADE, SAME GREAT ENTERTAINMENT!

PRESS RELEASE



The SPEAKEASY (originally Harlem Speakeasy) has a new look and a new location.  But, for those who loved the cozy feeling, the magnificent artwork and the electrifying vibe, do not fret because once you walk inside the nightlife experience you love so much is still there. 








Wednesday, April 17, 2013

VMS News: The Harlem Speakeasy: Jazz With Class- Switchmutt Reporting...




Established in 2012 in Virtual Harlem, the Harlem Speakeasy had represented its name and lived up to expectations quite well. Unfortunately, the server had run into problems with costs and the owner; Jackie Lefko, wisely set the club up with a skybox soon after as a temporary measure. Ms. Lefko, as of March 2013, settled the popular club in the “Wynchester Hope Too” Sim and has made quite a name for itself among the cultured masses of visual and musical artists on SL.

      Upon entering the Harlem Speakeasy, I gathered my initial responses mentally, I had a sense of warmth, vibrancy, and expressiveness. The club was quite full of patrons that had much to say about the place, all were having a good time, not one complaint in sight, and on top of all of that, there was a live DJ by the name of Urban King. When I tried to reach him for an interview, he did not reply, but his music choices spoke for themselves. He kept soulful rhythms pulsing onward through the night as I sat and listened over by the beautiful wood-finish bar. The selection of drinks is very wide, and most are on the house with courtesy of the owner, there are many places to lounge, and even more space to dance and socialize. The club’s minimalistic, well-constructed interior gave it a jazz-hall feel mixed with a blues bar and the color highlights of a R&B establishment. While taking in all of these astounding decorations and colors, I then became engrossed into the music.

 
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