Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Arpeggio Opening Night

Visit The Arpeggio here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Illusion%20Forest/60/223/26

One of my all time fav SL singers,  Toxie, Toxic Darkmatter has opened her own venue, The Arpeggio, at Forty Thieves Hideaway.  Toxie is well known not only for her beautiful voice, but also for her design and decorating skills;  She's designed sims for other venues previously but now she's opened up her own new space for live music events and her opening night tonight was a huge success with Erik Kottzen singing at 9 SLT followed by Gibson at 10.  The venue is a beautiful ruins filled area with all the romantic lighting, plenty of cool pose spots, the super cool stage area with huge skull backdrop in the ruins of a theater setting, lots of well designed nature areas fun for hanging out, music shows, exploring and photography.  I'm glad I hit this special opening night that was a huge success with a large crowd of lots of fun people.  I look forward to future shows here.  There is already a Flickr group for people to post their fav pics of the area or music event.  You can post the pics here: https://www.flickr.com/groups/toxies-arpeggio/
Thanks Toxie for your contributions to SL and our fun times!

Welcome to The Arpeggio:

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

SL LIve Radio Slowbake Show on Sundays

Visit SL Live Radio Here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Harms%20Way/105/97/1233

It was great to hang out with my long-time friends Sonicity Fitzroy and Belinda Barnes at Soni's radio show "Slowbake" with SL Live Radio today.  It's typically held each Sundays from 12-2pm  unless Soni is out traveling or something.  She plays SL live musician's music and we hang out with whoever joins us dancing to the tunes and having a good time.  Join us some time or you can hear the show during these times wherever SL Live Radio is played inworld or on their stream.
SL Live Radio blog and Stream here: http://radiosllive.blogspot.co.uk/
Soni's blog here: http://sonicityradio.blogspot.com/


Soni, Bel and Kara /slowbake radio show Soni, Bel and Kara /slowbake radio show

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Gab, Toxie, and Erik Sandwich at Solar Winds!

Tonight I caught a triple stream live music show by Gabriel Da Silva, Toxie Darkmatter, and Erik Kotten at Solar Winds music venue.  First Maxilillion Kleen sang, then Gab dual streamed with Max, then Gab sang a set and Toxie and Erik joined him for a few songs, then Eirk sang a set.  Great night. They all did an amazing job.  The venue really packs a crowd and has great talent all the time.  Check it out some time. Visit Solar Winds here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Atlantis%20World%204/128/128/18

If you want to learn more about Toxie and for booking you can check her out on Whispering Sands live Promotions here:  http://wslpromo.net/toxic-toxie-darkmatter/

To learn more about Gab and Erik or to book them contact Gabryel.nyoki

(Gab, Toxie, and Erik)
Gab, Toxie, and Erik Gab, Toxie and Erik (Gab and Max) Gab and Max

Friday, August 4, 2017

Sansar is Open Beta For Everyone Now

Try out beta Sansar by going here: https://community.secondlife.com/blogs/entry/2218-open-beta-begins-for-sansar/

Free Sansar is open to try out beta for all, and I had to try of course.  We've all been curious about this new Linden Labs platform designed to work with VR (virtual reality head mounted display headsets) and new technology for a while now.  I don't have VR so I just went in anyway as it works fine to explore and creat in both HMD or desktop mode.  There are minimum computer configuration requirements though but my laptop was able to run it.  However, the first place I visited was a club and the graphics were washed out for my older laptop in spite of another person there saying the graphics were really great for him and appeared to him as the atlas image did.  Then I visited another location that was much clearer with great graphics so I'm not sure if it was just my computer settling in or what specifically.

  My impression is that persons with VR will have a much easier time moving and playing around and enjoying it in general.  The graphics were great overall, and while the starter avatars left much to be desired regarding hair and facial look after coming from SL, the clothes were well designed with good textures, wrinkles, etc that looked realistic. I used my Kara Trapdoor name so I'll be the same in there as in SL.  There are some basic customization options to the few starter avatars to select from.  I met and added my first friend.  There were other people out and about but most were new to it checking it out for the first time too and mostly moving from place to place looking around like I was.  I snapped a couple of pictures to show.

The information page reminds us this is beta with many more features and much more content yet to come.  They also make it clear Second Life is here to stay and Sansar does not take away from their love and dedication to Second life which they continue to invest in.. Yay for that!  Sansar is just another option, so check it out if so inclined.  Friend me there if you like! After a while my laptop just died and seemed hot so I came back in to play in the Second Life that I love.  It was super cool to see for the first time though.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Sands Grand Opening

Visit The Sands here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gigli%20Live/128/128/23

Tonight I enjoyed some great dj music by Drew McDunnough and then some live music by Jae Sands for his rez day and for the grand opening of The Sands formal club he owns and will be performing at regularly.  Satyriasis Sheryffe  then Ambrosia Kamala also sang a few songs for Jae. There was an attractive large crowd for the evening and we had a great time to some great music in a great atmosphere.  Check it out some time. Jae Sands at The Sands Grand Opening Jae Sands at The Sands Grand Opening Jae Sands at The Sands Grand Opening

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Ocho Tango / Digital Art Cammino e Vivo Capovolto

Visit Ocho Tango here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Retrospect/128/128/21

One of my all time fav sims had a facelift a short while back and it's redone just as glorious as ever.  There is adventure, exploring, romance, art, dancing, and relaxing hanging out. I've blogged it before with more detail, but it's worthy of some more. : )  Check it out.


Ocho Tango Ocho Tango Ocho Tango

Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Crystal Heart Festival June 30 -July 31

Visit The Crystal Heart Festival here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Crystal%20Heart%20Kingdom/128/128/2

This event runs June 30th through July 31st.  The Crystal Heart is an annual mahou shoujo themed event, dedicated to all of those who love magical girls. ♥
Sponsored by: The Sugar Garden, Altair, Vincue & Cerberus Xing, Blueberry, Olive, Murray, Violent Seduction, Catwa, Cureless, Reign, Candydoll.
There is a lot of Sailor Moon type stuff, Kwaii, costume, free gifts, gacha, and some super cute quality fashionable dresses and other clothes and cute products. I love the Blueberry dress and had to get that among other items. This is a very large event with many well known name brands in a big  area .. plan to spend a lot of money and time there if you like to shop in SL. Sorry guys, but I mostly saw things for the ladies.


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