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  1. Photo by Selena Whalen We would love to have more Residents sign up to be featured in Music Mondays! Especially with SL18B and Music Fest coming up... If you are performing and haven't been featured, we'd love to get you some publicity before the events. Don't be shy! Sign up today
  2. This week we are featuring Mankind Tracer, a.k.a. Seth Regan, who has been playing rock music in SL since 2006. He is a prolific performer inworld as well as IRL and has made several albums over the years. For more information, please check out his official website. Q: When/how did you hear about Second Life? A: I was surfing Yahoo in 2006 from my apartment in New York and saw an ad come up. Of course I had to check out this new thing called a ‘Virtual World’! Q: How old were you when you started playing music, and what prompted your interest? A: I originally started piano l
  3. This week's featured musician is Al Hofmann, whose one-man band has treated us to a fusion of rock, jazz, and electronic elements for 14 years. With over 3,000 inworld shows under his belt, his style has no doubt evolved time and time again and each performance brings fresh interpretations. Please check out his official website and YouTube channel to experience his music for yourself! Q: When/how did you hear about Second Life? A: I heard about Second Life in the summer of 2006 on a local tv program about new conceptual art tendencies. Q: What instruments do you play, and at
  4. This week's featured musician is Joel Eilde (Joel Tamas irl), who plays rock interspersed with little doses of jazz, country, and blues both inworld and with his band Red Heaven. He has played over 3,000 shows in SL over the last decade and encourages newcomers to join the unique virtual music scene. Please check out the official Red Heaven website. Q: When/how did you hear about Second Life? A: Back in early 2007, I was working as a tech journalist and I was doing a week-long series about Second Life, which I had only just heard of at that point. So I made an account to jum
  5. Photo taken at The Magic Happens Here This week's featured artist is Randal Prater, a multi-instrumentalist who plays dreamy and cinematic indie pop in both RL and SL. You may also know him as Linus Radford, his original SL persona, as he's been a Resident for about 14 years! He just released a new album called Solo Seasons, so please check out his music on Spotify and YouTube. Q: When/how did you hear about Second Life? A: This would have been January of 2007. I had just finished being the frontman for The Pagan States, and before that, Creeping Myrtle. I was just starting
  6. This week's featured artist is Oblee, whose performances in SL center around live looping to create a unique experience for the audience every time. Please check out his music on his official website, as well as his social media below: Spotify Facebook SoundCloud BandCamp Q: When/how did you hear about Second Life? A: I heard about Second Life shortly after its release, but didn't spend any time inworld until late 2007. It was an exciting time to be there! I had some friends in France who had done a little machinima pilot in SL and wanted me to do some voices. That's w
  7. Parker Static-Riley at BBW Heaven Beach Club This week we are featuring Parker Static-Riley, who has been singing an impressive and stylistically broad repertoire in Second Life for a decade. Her stage presence is sweet and uplifting, and she has performed at many major SL events like SLB Music Fest, Music Faire, and more. Check out her music on her SoundCloud and find more information on her official website. Q: When/how did you hear about Second Life? A: I heard about SL in 2007... I came to SL knowing I wanted to sing after watching an episode of MTV’s True Life about a gir
  8. Photo Credit: Kissmy Spicoli This week's featured artist is Jed Luckless, who has been providing us with upbeat and improvisational guitar jams since 2009! With over 600 shows under his belt, his immense music archive is filled with enough tunes to get you through the rest of winter and then some. Please check out his website as well as his YouTube channel. He also has some great videos of inworld performances: Nantucket Yacht Club, The Cave, & Hippiestock. Q: When/how did you hear about Second Life? A: I first became aware of Second Life in 2009. I heard there
  9. Photo provided by Fly Kugin This week's featured artist is Fly Kugin, an immensely talented violin player who injects a classical flair to jazz, rock, pop, and music from all over the world. She enjoys both solo performances as well as dual-streams with many talented SL performers. For more information and to hear her music, check out her official website and SoundCloud Q: When/how did you hear about Second Life? A: I discovered Second Life five and a half years ago. I had a new laptop and was searching for games. I discovered an advertisement on the internet about Second Life
  10. This week's featured artist is Lexus Melodie, who has been performing soulful indie folk in Second Life for about a decade. Her interest was piqued by the creative and entrepreneurial sides of SL, and she even met her RL husband inworld! She's been writing songs about experiences from both of her lives ever since. Please check out her Youtube channel for some RL content, as well as some inworld performances: Cafe Musique, this glamorous closeup, and a birthday concert. Q: When/how did you hear about Second Life? A: Back in about 2008, I was working in London and a friend showed me
  11. (Photo taken at Puddles) One of the things I miss the most right now is spending Saturday morning in a coffee shop. There’s something about sipping an espresso beverage while nibbling on some kind of carb that makes me feel like all my worries have floated away and the day is filled with glorious potential. I found this video by Resident Emily Wand that really illustrates that experience. I ended up hopping around to a few different coffee shops in Second Life and without even meaning to, let out the biggest sigh of relief. I could even sense the muscles in my shoulders dr
  12. Pictured above: Moonlight Teahouse Now that we're all obsessed with washing our hands, it's time to get those virtual paws dirty with some gardening! The plants of Second Life are truly one of my favorite parts of coming inworld. I am continually impressed by the botanical creations I see. Some are exact replicas of things from nature, and others are imaginative renderings that look like props from a fantasy movie. While 2021 may not be the fresh start some of us had hoped for, there are plenty of regions waiting for you with space to clear your thoughts and think positively about the fut
  13. It's time for another photo challenge! Whether you're going for festive or cozy, share a picture of your escapades in one of your favorite winter regions. It can be a solo or group shot, and let us know the name of the region. Strawberry and I took the photo above at Silent Night. It's absolutely gorgeous but I was not prepared for the cold, as you can see from our frosty breath. I'm also probably about to trip over my untied shoelaces. Will your pic be silly or dramatic? Featuring a snowman or an ice skating rink? Scope out the winter attractions soon, we can't wait to see what you
  14. It's time for another photo challenge! Whether you're going for festive or cozy, share a picture of your escapades in one of your favorite winter regions. It can be a solo or group shot, and let us know the name of the region. Strawberry and I took the photo above at Silent Night. It's absolutely gorgeous but I was not prepared for the cold, as you can see from our frosty breath. I'm also probably about to trip over my untied shoelaces. Will your pic be silly or dramatic? Featuring a snowman or an ice skating rink? Scope out the winter attractions soon, we can't wait to see what you
  15. (photo of Zak Claxton taken at Lutz City of Templemore) This week's featured artist is Zak Claxton, whose smooth and easygoing tracks range from indie pop to alternative rock. With over a decade of experience playing music in SL, his shows have an atmosphere of heartfelt exuberance that makes every person in the room feel welcome. Please check out his music and videos! http://www.zakclaxton.com https://zakclaxton.bandcamp.com/releases https://theystolemycrayon.bandcamp.com/releases Video for "Blew the Dust Away" 1. When/how did you hear about Second Life? The
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