Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas All Year Through

Wasn't that a party!??

Just a short post to say what wonderful fun yesterday was and how much in the way of good feeling was shared - and what's a  good party without a bad griefing ?! 

While that was definitelty annoying and it took me a few moments to stop the griefer objects which were replicating, it didn't sour thing for long and the griefer didn't leave much of a mark.  As a matter of fact, because of the timing, just as Djai and Toby were about to stream, for the very first time, the mp3 recording of Christmas All Year Through, that people had been waiting for - one remote listener commented that hearing comments about the griefing on the stream added to the suspense in an almost good way - at least from a remote pov.   So whatever the motivation behind this was - let the griefer consider that it backfired ;-) .

Thanks to all those who helped by id'ing the owner of the objects while I was returning them, and particularly the calm solid advice to the crowd  while I was too busy turning stuff off on the land tab and returning replicating objects.  

Too busy to take my own piccies at this one - hoping someone will have some I can hotlink to :-)

Here they are - from Sally Silvera's photo stream on Flickr:  (thank-you Sally!)

Carah Nitely

Toby & I


Djai & Toby playing the last set before the release of Christmas All Year Through

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Get It Together 2 - Christmas All Year Through

Come and get your free MP3 of a collaborative recording of a beautiful song written by Djai Skjellerup, featuring 22 SL musicians, mixed and mastered by Toby Lancaster.

Playing LIVE at the party:

12:00 - Jean Munro
12:20 - Franciscus Paine
12:40 - BabbleGrabble Swindlehurst
13:00 - Zak Claxton
13:20 - Carah Nitely
13:40 - OhMy Kidd
14:00 - Kiaranne Flanagan
14:20 - Tpenta Vanalten
14:40 - Lonnie Nightfire
15:00 - Djai Skjellerup
15:20 - Premiere of "Christmas All Year Through"
15:30ish onwards is a Collaborators Open Mic

Details at the Get It Together website as well as my own site.

Come a bit early for a replay of the recording of A Christmas Carol from the 13th - starting the stream at 10:30 am SLT

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Christmas Carol - the rest of the cast and other credits

We did it - it's done (but maybe not - watch this space) ... in the meantime - kudos go out to everyone involved, among others, Montian Gilruth who was the official "listener" to all the voices and turned the chaos into a stream so that the audience would have a seamless time of it.

Gotta love those listening antennae ;-).

The multi-talented Santa Kwassman was an amazing Scrooge - and on top of it made his own costume to wear for the role.
The set created by Paddy Wright - I've mentioned that before but I simply cannot get enough in one eyeful of this - perfect for the reading, and the ghostlike procession of images evocative of the scenes that are so familiar to us from this classic tale.  Couldn't make up my mind which shot of this to choose so here are a bunch.

The people who came to listen - thank-you!  If you enjoyed this a tenth as much as we did, I'm happy :-)

Two cast members not mentioned earlier - Jane and Sidhe - who joined us for the performance and sounded great!

Finally, without our "guardian angel" Aaack we would have surely experienced some interruptions and questions from arriving audience members - he kept everything flowing smoothly.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Santa Claus is coming to town ... er, Teal

Santa Kwassman, captured during rehearsal - looks for all the world like Crap Mariner had better not pout ;-)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

A Christmas Carol

I'm echoing Crap here 'cause he beat me to it - look for a reading of "A Christmas Carol" Saturday the 13th 10 am at Cinnamon Court on Teal Island.

Kae Sura adapted the piece for our reading and Paddy Wright built a wonderful set - both perfectly suited to the purpose.

Montian Gilruth is adding his technical expertise to gather the voice contributions and redirect them via a stream to be heard in sl.  Some of the other (unusual) suspects ... er, cast members ... include Gillian Carthage and Carter Liveoak who own the venue, Crap Mariner, Oshkosh, Morton DaCosta, Katy Ballyhoo, and myself:


Here's the slurl:  Come at 10am slt on Saturday the 13th and hear this rogue's gallery in action!

I just realized that I love that I can say "I'm echoing Crap" without even giving it a second thought - well, without a third thought anway - I guess that was the second thought.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A little silliness

Playing around with bits and pieces found in the Library is fun.

Okay, it's silly but work has kept me too busy to want to do anything much here in a while - better silly than nothing ;-)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Exploring the Mainland

Something I don't do often enough - RL work has been extremely intense lately so on a break I'm finding this pleasant - grab a horse, and ride a Linden Road. I've chosen the outermost road that circles the Atoll continent, which is the continent where my own Nitida Ridge is found.

I have to curb the shopping monster in me though - I've found some pretty nice shops along the way!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Heating/haunting up on the Ridge

Hallowe'en is starting to make itself seen on the Ridge, and that can be so much fun! Shamanes' Horacios & Lucio playing; Horacios really getting into the spirit (or is the spirit getting into him ?

Think Monti should add "Stir It Up" to his set list? Oh, yeah, what set list? Anyway, things were heating up and Horacios (Shamanes) stayed to help stir the stew!

Something Christmassy about this Hallowe'en ;-)

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Thanks to Nils Apfelbaum, among other things there be dragons on the Ridge - well sometimes - this is how he came in this morning to enjoy Mimi and Kourosh - though he considerately ARC'ed down into a different avatar while the shows were going on.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Little Blue Island's speedbuild event

I just came from the Sandbox at Little Blue Island where every Friday at 1pm there is a friendly speedbuild competition. The theme could be chosen today, from any of 4 nursery rhymes. I was particularly taken, by this take on Humpty Dumpty, done by Aaack Straaf

I love the sentiment. :-)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Ub Yifu's 0-11 Art at Burning Life

Feels like a return to Planet of the Apes

"George Taylor: You blew it all up…you really did it…"

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Jenne Dibou's American Dreamer at Burning Life

Lots of layers to this build - I keep returning and noticing new things :-)

Follow directions once you get there - click around.

Have your sounds on and get close to the sleeper :-)

A 2D snapshot can't do these bubbles justice.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dizzy Banjo's IO at Burning Life

This build is one to not simply see but experience.

Dizzy was there and I'm hoping he realizes what a treat it is for others that he has shared this.

Posting pics almost seems a spoiler so I'll reserve the rest for when BL is over.

Burning Life

Had a quick visit earlier - and will be back. 22 sims full of art and community sharing.

I've seen some stunning builds in a couple of short visits; must explore more - how to find the time?!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Here Comes the Sun

It is done - Kourosh's gorgeous piece based on one of George Harrison's most beautiful songs  has officially and legally been made available.