Issue #303 Friday, March 26, 2010

THE D’NI VOICE

Issue #303 Friday, March 26, 2010

Shorah!

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NEWS:

Ok, this is one of those weekends if you say you are bored, you say you can’t find anything to do, then you are SOOOOO not living in the Metaversal world! This weekend is chock full of goodies to explore, experience and meet new folk from MOULa to the ends of SL and beyond the OSgrid. Check out all that is available!  I will be performing with the Burning Taiko Group at several locations throughout the weekend as well as doing Lamplighter duties. Check the Burning Life Spring Fling Schedule for times and locations.
 http://burning-life.org/calendar-live-stage
 http://burning-life.org/calendar-dj-stage

MYST DANCERS PERFORM AT BURNING LIFE SPRING FLING
DMom2K Darwin
 http://burning-life.org/calendar-live-stage
Saturday 6:00 PM SL

Gather around the stage and watch our fabulous Myst Dancers perform!

D’NI WORD OF THE DAY
Rehnehmtahn Later

tahg (v.) give ex) .tahgehmah b’zoo ah rehkor = (you) Give me that book!

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CAVERN EVENTS:

GUILD INTEREST WEEKEND
Marcus Wheeler – MOUL Forums
Saturday & Sunday (all hours)
Location: Kirel in MOULa

If you have an interest in guilds members will be present to make their presentations about their guilds. If you are looking for a way to get involved, this is a good place to start.

KARAOKE – NEVERIVEN CASTLE CLUB
DaytonaKit Margules
Saturday, 3:00 PM (SL), 4:00 PM KI time, 6:00 PM Eastern time
Locations: Neveriven
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Orpheum%20Island/110/153/26
Karaoke’s Hood in MOULagin
D’niJ: Dich in SL and MOULagain: Donahoo Music stream also relayed to the Uru Karaoke bevin (Thanks Donahoo). Send PM to KI # 855773 for invitation if the ‘hood is not visible.
Hosts: Zedra, Donahoo

No singing required; just come and listen to us. If you decide you want to try this yourself for future events; go to http://www.singsnap.com and make a free account. Instructions are there for creating your songs. Then go to http://urukaraoke.borg1985.com/index.php and submit a karaoke card with the links to your songs.

Second Life attendees can listen on the land server and you all know how to do that. MOUL attendees have to listen with an outside player. There will be two shoutcast servers used in hopes that we will have a big turnout.

GT Radio: http://gtradio.zapto.org:8000/

TSAHNO’S BEVIN STORY NIGHT
Rehnehmtahn Later (Rehn)
Saturday, 10:00 PM KI Time in Tsahno’s Bevin in MOULa
and Sunday, 10:00 PM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vulcan%20Myst/38/105/22

.shorah gah bigtotee

Rehn

DRAEC (D’NI RESEARCH OF AGES AND EXPLORATION COMMITTEE)
Keffren KI #152911 or email me. (keffrendraec@gmail.com)
http://draec.webs.com
Sunday 8:00 AM KI Time ( 10:00 AM EST)  in *TBD Host Hood* in Community Room

Unfortunately this is all the information I have at present. I have been watching the forums and the blog for further information. If I get any confirmation that there will be a meeting and/or the location of the Bevin for this I will update this.

GUIDED MEDITATIONS WITH THE GUILD OF HEALERS
Ghaelen Winnikow & Ktahdn Vesuvio
Sunday, 10:45 AM (SL) 12:00 Noon KI Time in Guild of Healers Bevin

If the Bevin is not visible in Nexus please IM Ghaelen KI# 23059 or GoHghaelen KI #24037.

If you happen to come into the Bevin while the meditation is underway, please be respectful of those attending and refrain from disturbing them and you are always welcome to join them in this event. I highly recommend this event as the Guild of Healers has been doing this for some time in SL and has now brought it to the Cavern.

THE MEETING PLACE – FUNDAY MEET
Dot Macchi
Sunday, 1:00 PM KI Time, 8:00 PM GMT
Location: The Meeting Place Bevin

If the Bevin is not visible in Nexus please IM Dot KI# 137263 or Dot Macchi KI# 138156.

STUDENTS OF D’NI KNOWLEDGE
DocOlanA – MOUL Forums and SoDK Forums: http://forum.sodk.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4
Sunday, 20:00 (8 PM) KI Time in Students of D’ni Knowledge Bevin
(If not in Nexus IM DocOlanA KI#02117319
Topic: D’ni Law and Punishment
Moderator: TBD

Transcripts of past meetings

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EXPLORATION:

MALIA’S SL RAMBLINGS
Malia Writer
http://maliawriter.blogspot.com/
Follow Malia in RL on her China adventure at: http://marystravelsandtravails.blogspot.com/

EXPLORING SECOND LIFE
Jandai Writer

*if you find any links to interesting places, please forward them to Jandai Writer. http://raphil.livejournal.com/

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ONGOING EVENTS TODAY:

MELLOW YELLOW’S OPEN ROD FISHING TOURNEY
Melodilynn Freenote
Friday, 4:30 PM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Delphi/19/7/23

Type: Open Rod
Prizes: 1st: L$300, 2nd: L$150, 3rd: L$100, Best Catch: L$50 + Reward Points and Trophies
See http://fish.neorealms.com/ for more information. 

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ONGOING EVENTS UPCOMING:

BOOKSTACKS TRIVIA
Jandai Writer
Saturday, 12:00 PM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Awen/137/126/25

JAX STREET FAREWELL CONCERTS
DeAnn and Tavish will be playing in the concerts.

3/26  2pm Stream Life / Concert
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Escape%20Artist/91/68/24
3/27 5pm Sands of Freedom / Concert
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sands%20Estates/174/165/22
3/27  7pm  Musicland Isle & SL Enquirer  / Concert
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Musicland%20Isle/152/187/31
3/28  7pm  Black Cat Club / Club Set w/DJ
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Grand%20Harbor%20I/131/182/502
3/28  9pm Solace Beach / Concert
http://slurl.com/secondlife/San%20Diego%20City/241/208/33
3/29 6pm  Crystal Gardens   / Acoustic Story teller set
http://slurl.com/secondlife/San%20Diego%20City/241/208/33
3/29 9pm My Wish  Lo Bloch / Concert
http://slurl.com/secondlife/San%20Diego%20City/241/208/33

WHITE ROSE HOUSE PARTY
Sunday, 2:00PM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vulcan%20Myst/232/236/2
White Rose’s house party is on hiatus until further notice.

A&C HOTEL STORY HOUR
Jandai Writer
Monday, 6 PM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Minkarta/101/84/35

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**BUSINESS – SHOPS:

If you have a product, sale, update, hunt you are participating in or if you change the location of your store, please drop me a note.

<BD> FASHIONS FOR HIM AND HER
Briher Destiny & Astro Balut
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Saphir/193/105/23

JUNK IN THE TRUNK
Leighana Lohner
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Kellamore/220/244/23
THINGS YOU’VE MYST
Leighana Lohner
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Kellamore/217/181/2502

My shops will be closing in a month, and until then, I’ve drastically loowered all my prices in both Things You’ve Myst and Junk In The Trunk.  Stop by for some great bargains!  All proceeds will be donated to MOULagain.

NALATES THINGS AND STUFF
Nalates Urriah
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Minkarta/101/84/35

**BUSINESS – LAND FOR SALE/RENT:

URU CAVERN SKYDIVERS BESTONE PROPERTY FOR SALE
SkydiverWatashi Fall
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bestone/176/178/2

Info on Note

URU Cavern Skydivers moved here when URU game shut down 2 years ago.   Now the URU game is back up and running most of us have rejoined our friends there too. 
Our place here in Bestone was a home for all of the ppl that came from URU to SL.  From there we scattered to other areas in SL. Bestone even developed into a rental property to support the acivities of URU Cavern Skydiver Competitions and donations to URU places such as Eder Gira.  It is time for Bestone to move on as all of us have.

The property will be sold and and any profits will be donated to Eder Gira
as no individual in the group can make a profit from the sale.

To our Renters,  Thank You for your loyalty to us over the last 2 yrs…
Your rent is free for the next 45 days or , until you find a new place to live. 

512 Donations:  Pls wait to take them back until the property has been sold.  Unless you are a renter that has donated a 512 and need it for a free house in SL

The property will be sold and and any profits will be donated to Eder Gira
as no individual in the group can make a profit from the sale.

TWO LARGE PLOTS ON WINTERFELL REVERIE
Dot Macchi
Available late March/early April
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Winterfell%20Reverie/152/45/26
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Winterfell%20Reverie/151/155/23

If you’ve been following the Developments in Devokan thread on MOUL or the blog at http://blog.devokan.net you will have seen that the Devokan team is currently in transition to a new set of regions on the OSgrid.

As a result, two large plots of land, each 6144 m^2 with a prim allowance of 1406 prims, on the beautifully themed Winterfell Reverie island will become available in late March/early April.

Winterfell Reverie is part of the Winterfell group of eleven fantasy medieval sims and three fantasy Tudor/Elizabethan/Victorian sims. To quote the covenant: ‘Winterfell is a twilight fantasy region designed and inspired by stories, dreams and creative interpretations of reality.’ More details about Winterfell (including the covenant) are on its ning site at http://winterfell.ning.com .

Winterfell is to the north of Caledon, so it makes an ideal base for exploration by the extensive waterways (both plots have direct access to river or sea) or by air. Indeed, a ferry system is currently under development to serve the Winterfell community and even reach Caledon Cape Wrath.

If desired, existing buildings could be left on the land (e.g. Rustica Seaside Cottage and Skye Castles Gothic Keep) for people to furnish as they wish. They are lovely buildings, and work well with the island’s architectural theme.

The rent/tier is 3000 L$ per week, payable to a tier box in the Winterfell Estate Office. The estate owner is the helpful and obliging Miss Serra Anansi.

If you are interested or would like more details, please contact Dot Macchi before 24 March. Thanks!

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PS It’s such a lovely area that I shall be staying here, but in a smaller corner plot. Dot.

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COMMUNITY AREAS:

GREAT ZERO
SkydiverAnarta Fall & SkydiverColorado Calloway
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/22/231/44

EDER DELIN
Tavish Flanagan
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Proxima%20Centauri/107/64/22

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ENTERTAINMENT:

NEVERIVEN CASTLE CLUB SUNDAY SOUL
Dichromus Miles and Zedra Benoir
Sunday, 5:00 – 7:00 PM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Orpheum%20Island/78/178/25

SUNDAY ROMANCE @ HUNTERS
Thor Hammerer
Sunday, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Mayan%20Myst/141/129/36

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TREASURE HUNTS:

TREASURE QUEST – *NOTE NEW START LOCATION
Angelfire Teebrook
March 26 to April 1
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Odie/215/180/3001

THE HIDEOUT HUNT
DMom2K Darwin
Hunt: May 15 to June 15
Application due: March 31 to Destiny Leimes or Bethesa Hancroft
50 store limit
No website or other info available.

PURPLE RUE HUNT
Riana Eiren
March 13 to April 13
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bohemia%20Mall/145/145/27

From the notecard:

“Hello girls,
Welcome in Purple Rue hunt. We hid nine purple boxes in this store. In every box is a piece of set. Find all boxes and you will have a new complete outfit, that contains corset, skirt, gloves, stockings, shoes, earrings, necklace and bracelet.”

LITTLE LOST MERMAID HUNT
Tichelle Teebrook
April 1 to April 31
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Underhill/176/128/2
http://littlelostmermaidhunt.blogspot.com/

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LUCKY CHAIRS, MIDNIGHT MANIA, FREEBIES, DOLLARBIES:

ROSY MOOD
DMom2K Darwin
http://slurl.com/secondlife/FS%20CITY/188/41/36

FS City Hair is set for $0L here – very cute hair.

RIANA’S PICKS
Riana Eiren

Riana sent me a goodly amount of quality freebies/cheapie info so I will be featuring these for a while… take advantage of all her hard work here and make sure you send her a thanks! Here are her notes to what she writes:

“Nothing ordinary or low quality here! Symbols to know: = separates sims; ~~ separates boards or chairs; **means new area in new sim; *means new store or chair; MM means Midnight Mania; SD means Slap N Dash; LC means Lucky Chair”

REGO PARK
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rego%20Park/177/173/22

**Rego Park , *LC, 30 min. I got a set of variously colored capris. The next prize was a “Certainly Cher” satin minidress in “berries.”
*In the store right behind the chair, “Michigan’s Shack” there’s a camping chair with a wide choice of prizes–I counted up to 45, all different, not just different colors. (though there were one or two of those as well.) I stopped counting at that point because I had no idea how many there were! Clothing sets were labeled worth $100-$150L and widely ranged in style from vamp to evening to conservative to club. All were of fine quality, even the grunge and destroyed. *MM also; lingerie, target 15.

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OTHER ITEMS:

BURNING LIFE SPRING FLING
DMom2K Darwin
Friday, Saturday and Sunday

From notecard:

Burners! Discard Winter at the Burning Life Spring Fling!
Friday, March 26 – Sunday March 28

Time to light lamps and drum drums! Time to dance the night and day away on two stages!  Time to Burn!

Take the time to carpe three awesome diems packed with stuff to check out…

>>> TWO PERFORMANCE STAGES!  One features a schedule of great LIVE PERFORMERS, the other features SL’s HOTTEST DJs. Get your hud on and get moving! You can see the schedules as google calendars online (urls below ) or you can check out the event boards outside each of the stages or in the infocenter. New stage builds by Rails Baily (DJ Stage) and Nyx Breen (Live Stage).

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Life-Guru/128/128/2    —     http://burning-life.org/calendar-live-stage
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Life-Star%20Glo/2/2/2    —-    http://burning-life.org/calendar-dj-stage

>>> PORTA-POTTIES! Need we say more? A huge swath of the Playa has been set aside to display a huge collection of this long running BL tradition. No need to hold your nose, the ventilation is SL’s best.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Life-%20Deep%20Hole/60/238/24

>>> LAMPLIGHTERS! One of Burning Life’s proudest traditions continues with a new Lamplighter Village and lamp spires by the team of Kell Babenco, JeanBaptiste Eilde, Desdemona Enfield, Brigitte Kungler and Valley Parmelee. Drum. Light up the Playa. Regular processions and fire dancing. The general event calendar will let you know when. You know it. You love it. Be there.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Life-%20Hualapai/36/4/2   —  http://burning-life.org/calendar

>>> BURNIVERSITY! In cooperation with the University of Western Austrailia, our ongoing educational Burniversity series features artist Miso Susanowa speaking on her RL/SL collaborative work with Perth RL sculptor Len Zuks. Her recreation in SL of Len’s sculpture LIL’ EIZENSTEIN won the UWA – Artist Book Prize (1st) in February!

http://slurl.com/secondlife/UWA/65/134/250   —   3pm SLT, Saturday, March 20th

>>> RANGERS! BL’s crew of helpers and sanity keepers will be around. Feel free to say hi or drop in at the Ranger station by Corvaire Wind in Gerlach for assistance.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Life-%20Deep%20Hole/191/33/25

>>>  MEDIA MECCA and INFOCENTER!  We’ve got a new infocenter built by Aeneas Beaumont. It’s packed with everything you need to know – a playa map, all the event boards (courtesy of CodeBastard Redgrave), new subscription boards (courtesy of Sasun Steinbeck) to mailing lists to save you group space and a stage for use by media looking for a spot to anchor their BL coverage. Got a question? The answer is probably there.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Life-%20Deep%20Hole/217/84/25

>>> CLASSICS! Stop in at the gates and check out the gift tent. If you’ve never hit the playa in one of the many zany modes of transport in the Department of Mutant Vehicles, now’s the time. Cruise through the outstanding “What is Burning Life?” exhibit by Poid Mahovlich.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Life-%20Deep%20Hole/17/106/25
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Life-%20Hualapai/117/19/25
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Life-%20Deep%20Hole/162/51/25

TIME TO BURN BURN BURN BURN BURN!

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Time to Burn! Spring Fling is part of the afterburn series of events, which occur year-round. For further information or media coordination, contact Raven Haalan, Communications Lead.

Lamplighter Schedule:

Lamplighter Village: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Life-%20Hualapai/36/9/24

All time SLT

Friday, March 26  – 11:00-11:45AM / Burning Taiko on DJ Stage in Gerlach http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Life-Star%20Glo/2/2/2
                                   11:45-Noon / Lamplighter Procession – Gerlach to Lamplighter Village
                                    Noon-1:00PM / Ritual drumming @ Lamplighter Village
 
Saturday, March 27 – 11:00AM-Noon / Burning Taiko on Live Stage near Lamplighter Village http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Life-Guru/128/128/2
 
Sunday, March 28 – 1:00-2:00PM / Burning Taiko @ Lamplighter Village
                                     6:30-7:30PM / Ritual Drumming @ Lamplighter Village
                                     7:30-8:00PM / Lamplighter Procession – Village to Gerlach
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VANISH FIRECASTER – this one will be a simulcast over SL/OSgrid
http://www.osgrid.org/elgg/pg/event_calendar/view/133628
March 26th, 23:00 UST (3:00 PM PST)
March 27th, 08:00 UST (12:00 AM PST) and
March 28th, 08:00 UST (12:00 AM PST)

M LINDEN (MARK KINGDON) PERSONAL ART SHOW AT THE UWA
White Lebed – Burning Life Art Curator
Sunday, 3:00 PM SL
http://slurl.com/secondlife/WASP%20Land/255/79/24

From the notecard:

What:  M Linden’s Personal Art Show  – “Doodle Art”
When: Saturday, March 27th, 2010 at 3 PM SLT (US Pacific)

Where: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia (UWA)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/WASP%20Land/239/216/28

Introduction:
If you follow Second Life Arts, you know that the SL Art Community is full of surprises.  Today we are going to share with you one of the best kept SL secrets…

Linden Lab CEO Mark Kingdon (known in Second Life as M Linden) is an ARTIST!

M Linden Artist Statement

Background
Born:  California, USA
Education:  BA Economics, University of California, Los Angeles;  MBA, University of Pennsylvania
Selected and Recent Exhibitions: My last exhibition when I was in college which was more years back than I care to admit.
Publications:  NA

Artist Statement:  From the time I was 6 years old until I was 20, I had planned to be a painter.  As I was contemplating graduating from college with a fine arts degree and all that being an artist entails, I decided to make a hard left turn and follow a radically different path. I changed my major to economics, graduated and went on to business school to get a graduate degree.  I doodle to focus my mind and I can do it for hours. But, I prefer doodles that I can complete in one short sitting.  I gravitate to repetitive constructs of unbroken intersecting lines or interconnected parallelograms…you could call them “dynamic connected systems.”  I guess my art and my interest in economics shared this “connected systems” construct.

Drawing in 3D in Second Life wonderful. I can think bigger and do more in Second Life.  It’s changed the way I think about art.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. said it best:  “Every now and then a man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.”
M Linden Bio

Mark Kingdon | CEO

Mark Kingdon joined Linden Lab in May 2008 as Chief Executive Officer. Mark leads the day-to-day management and operations of the company, working closely alongside Linden Lab founder, former CEO and current Chairman Philip Rosedale. Prior to joining Linden Lab, Mark served as Chief Executive Officer of Organic Inc. a leading digital communications agency, building its reputation as a groundbreaking, innovative provider of user-centered design. While at Organic, Mark built the company’s social media and social computing services and launched the company’s emerging platforms practice. Prior to Organic, Kingdon worked with idealab!, providing strategic guidance and operational support to emerging companies. Before that, Mark was a partner with the consulting division of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PwC), where he held a variety of senior roles throughout his twelve-year tenure. He received an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a BA in Economics from UCLA.

Now that the secret is out, the University of Western Australia (UWA) is proud to announce the grand opening of M Linden’s first solo art exhibition in Second Life.  This truly special event will showcase virtual editions of sixteen drawings selected from Mark’s collection of doodles as well as two SL sculptures created by M Linden specifically for this show.

* M Linden RL Art Show at the University of Western Australia *
In addition to this exciting SL event, the University of Western Australia is thrilled to announce a real life showing of M Linden’s work at the UWA campus on Friday, March 26th. 

The RL event will be hosted by award winning West Australian artist Len Zuks  (http://www.culturalprecinct.uwa.edu.au/artists/zuks).  Len has collaborated with Miso Susanowa to breathe a fresh second life into his sculptures, ‘Megabyte’ and ‘Lil Eizenstein’, in a first ever RL/SL collaboration between American and West Australian artists. His RL sculptures will stand alongside M Lindens works!

Machinima, Lil Eizenstein – By Chantal Harvey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRmfBaoklp8

Machinima, Megabyte – By Chantal Harvey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I0k3q9F62g

Commenting on M’s works, Len said:
“It is not 10 minutes since my eyes first beheld an image of one of Mark Kingdon’s artworks. I had been in discussion with Jayjay for several weeks on this anticipatory moment. If I had seen any other illustration, it would have been of a lesser impact. The unexpected image and the subsequent revealing insights was an unequivocal surprise. It is as if I had bypassed the artist’s eyes and had a glimpse into the mechanism of the artist’s mind. Wow! ”

Blog post on Lil Eizenstein – By Miso Susanowa
http://gomiso.blogspot.com/2010/02/crossovercollaboration-2-lil-eizenstein.html

Blog post on Megabyte – By Miso Susanowa
http://gomiso.blogspot.com/2010/02/collaborationcrossover.html

Credits:
The Curator: White Lebed
UWA Owner & Co-Host: JayJay  Zifanwe
The Gallery builders: The Slingshot, Nyx Breen
Logo by:  Miso Susanowa
Promotional Machinimas: Chantal Harvery and Larkworthy Antfarm
RL Host at UWA: Len Zuks

RIANA PICK – THEFOLLOW WORLD TOUR
Riana Eiren
March 26
6:00AM – 11:00 PM

From the notecard:

WORLD TOUR IN A DAY  –  Friday, March 26th, 2010
TheFollow_03-26-2010_WorldTour_GlobalGreen
Friday, March 26th, 2010 is The Follow’s World Tour in a Day reaching five countries in one day!

1.    Ned’s Aussie Pub in Australia at 4:00 AM (SLT) / 7:00 PM (WST)
      http://slurl.com/secondlife/Australia%20Style/104/186/27

2.    Indian Curry in India at 11:00 AM (SLT) / 11:30 PM (IST)
        http://slurl.com/secondlife/India%20Land/88/126/23

3.    Astral Dreams in Italy at 1:30 PM (SLT) / 9:30 PM (CET)
        http://slurl.com/secondlife/Farad/175/75/151

4.    Warung Beats in Brazil at 4:00 PM (SLT) / 8:00 PM (BST)
        http://slurl.com/secondlife/Xtream%20Hotspot/43/43/24

5.    Gwampa’s in United States at 8:00 PM (SLT) / 8:00 PM (PDT)
        http://slurl.com/secondlife/Zeide%20Kamp/17/19/3224

WIN A FREE PRIVATE CONCERT WITH THE FOLLOW!!!
Fans have a chance to win a free concert with The Follow or Shoreland Acoustic (Troy Shoreland’s acoustic show)! Attend all five shows, take a picture of yourself with the band in the background at EACH show and submit them to Powers Avon or email to mail@thefollow.com. Everyone attending all five shows when a free SLCD of “Up With The Sun” or “Mixtures – The Remixes”. One luck winner will be chosen at random to win a free concert! Don’t have land? No problem! Location can be provided.

The Follow Music Hub in SL
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Aisling%20Myst/224/73/688
The Follow in SL
TheFollow_PromoPicSL(March2010) (512×512 or 1:1 Ratio)
Troy Shoreland – Vocals/Guitar
AJ Darkwatch – Bass/Vocals/Samples
Powers Avon – Drums/Samples
The Follow will embark on perhaps the most eco-friendly world tour that a band has ever attempted. Through the virtual world of Second Life, the Columbia, Missouri trio will perform their Panoramic Rock in five countries during one day. The shows begin at 6:00 AM for the Midwestern band and end after 11:00 PM taking the band on a whirlwind tour of planet Earth.

Influenced by U2, Radiohead, and Pink Floyd, The Follow have enjoyed sharing stages with various artists such as Plain White T’s, Billy Corgan’s Zwan, & Gravity Kills. With six albums, one DVD, and hundreds of live performances, The Follow received airplay on college and commercial radio across North America while supporting the releases by touring in the United States and Europe.

The band entered the virtual world of Second Life (SL) in 2009 as way to continue touring while protecting the environment, not to mention their wallets! The band members drive a Honda Insight hybrid to the broadcast location, they use energy-efficient LED lights for their show environment, and most distribution to national and international radio & press is accomplished digitally eliminating plastic CDs, paper envelops, and transportation resources.

Their accessible brand of radio-friendly rock and amazing live shows, that have been called “a spiritual experience”, placed them on the fast track to success inside SL. The Follow is now hailed the biggest band “in world”.

The World Tour in a Day is on Friday, March 26th and will allow the band to perform to people in Australia, India, Italy, Brazil, and the United States between 6am and 9pm Central Time. The tour is supported in part by “The Disaster Zone”, an innovative disaster awareness project that will assist in planning and preparing for real disasters with virtual worlds. The project was created by the Catastrophic Planning and Management Institute in cooperation with Linden Lab. (NationalTerrorAlert.com)

Best friends formed a band in High School called The Follow that has endured two decades. The driving force behind the band is their friendship and the spiritual connection that they have with the music. This band grabs your heart and your soul. They celebrate with you, they cry with you, they will shout with you, they rock with you! With the help of technology, they are bringing their passion to the entire world while also saving it. Go global. Go green. Go Global Green!

Video:  “Somewhere Else” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOFd1mAs7ZU
Audio/Video Stream:  http://www.thefollow.com/livestream

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The Follow
Troy Rickertsen – Vocals/Guitar
Amy Rickertsen – Bass/Vocals
Mat Matlack – Drums/Samples

RECOMMENDED FOR FANS OF:  U2, Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Longwave, Radiohead, & Keane

This Panoramic Rock trio from Columbia, Missouri, US have carved their career from the College Radio Charts in North America to touring in Europe. Their latest CD, MIXTURES – THE REMIXES, features electro-rock mixes of songs from their previous five albums, Seveneverend, Origins, nowaitingplease, Lost Sessions, and their latest commercial radio hit CD, Up With The Sun!

2010 is already shaping up to be a banner year for the band with the release of their FIRST live DVD concert film. On September 18th, 2009, the band performed a live concert in RL that was broadcast in world via a 9-camera video mix. The live audience also saw the video feed on one set of screens, PLUS an SL camera view on a second pair of projections. It made for an amazing evening of energy & emotion. You can experience the show with the ROCK FOR KENT DVD available in April 2010. Visit http://www.thefollow.com/kent for video samples and to donate to Troy’s brother, Kent (who has been diagosed with ALS – Lou Gehrig’s disease).

The Follow’s sincerity and commitment to explore internal issues with an original sound allows the band to be completely universal and addicting. Besides, any band that has a statue of Jesus on the cover of an album that neither mentions Him nor thanks Him in the credits begs to be explored further. If you wondered what happened to bands that search for a deeper meaning and some sort of fresh musical identity, simply look to The Follow.
MEDIApress
-2010 World Tour in a Day (Australia, India, Italy, Brazil, USA)
-2010 The Follow releases “Heart of Joy EP” to Second Life exclusively
-2009 THE FOLLOW enters SecondLife.com
-2009 MIXTURES released to college radio & specialty shows
-2008 Fan Submissions Create “SMILE LIKE HEAVEN” Video
-2008 Commercial Radio Launch: “Smile Like Heaven”
-2007 Commercial Radio Launch for “Sing”
-2006 Independent Artist Registry Endorsement
-2006 Commercial Radio Launch for “Anything At All” & “Million”
-2006 Press Reviews ‘Up With The Sun’
-2005 Airplay 150+ College Radio Stations
-2001 Airplay 80+ Commercial Rock Stations
-2001 Featured on MTV’s “Making the Video”
-2000 Winners iCast.com ‘Land Your Band’ Contest
-2000 Featured Discovery Channel’s ‘Outward Bound’
-1999 Airplay 100+ College Radio Stations
-1999 Ranked No. 2 MP3.com Alternative Chart
-1999 Ranked No. 40 MP3.com Top 40 Chart

PERFORMance
-Special Guests for Robin Trower 2009
-Special Guests for Plain White T’s 2008
-Special Guests for Meg & Dia 2008
-Special Guests for Thousand Foot Krutch 2007
-Special Guests for High Flight Society 2007
-Special Guests for By The Tree 2007
-Special Guests for Third Day 2007
-Special Guests for The Afters 2007
-First International Tour: Europe 2006
-Special Guests for Local H 2006
-Special Guests for Lizzie West 2006
-Launch ‘Up With The Sun’ Tour 2006
-Special Guests for Ludo 2005
-Headline ‘Alton Expo’ Alton Illinois 2005
-Special Guests for Pigface 2003
-Special Guests for Thrill Kill Kult 2003
-Special Guests for Zwan (Billy Corgan) 2002
-Special Guests for Gravity Kills 2001

DISCOgraphy
-2010 Rock for Kent Live DVD
-2009 Mixtures
-2006 Up With The Sun
-2001 Drive (EP)
-2000 Lost Sessions
-1999 Nowaitingplease
-1997 Origins
The Follow
http://www.thefollow.com

The Follow Music Hub in Second Life
http://tiny.cc/thefollow

Listen
http://www.facebook.com/thefollow

Watch Live Concert DVD
http://www.thefollow.com/kent

Watch Second Life Live Concert
http://www.thefollow.com/livenkickin

Stream Audio and Video for Live Shows
http://www.thefollow.com/livestream

Connect With The Band
http://thefollow.ning.com

Avatars United
http://www.avatarsunited.com/groups/thefollow

GIANT SNAIL RACING
DMom2K Darwin
Saturday, 11:00 AM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Hawthorne/123/161/21

I am not able to race this week because I will be performing at that same time with Burning Taiko at the Burning Life Spring Fling. However, I did film a machinima with Sante, Texas and Kumi for this week…make sure to check it out!

Weekly replay of the race is here:  http://snailracers.blogspot.com/
 If you can’t make it here. You can set your parcel to http://streams.treet.tv/live.mov and watch from home.

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                                    * Community-Strength-Togetherness *

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