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Wednesday, July 15, 2015


I have not done as much venue hopping since the 4th simply because I had wanted to finish the amusement park once and for all before it changes for Halloween.  I also got started with the Stand Up 2 Cancer fundraiser this September.  The end results are first.....BS's Amusement Park has more roller coasters than any other amusement park in sl with 6 of them.  A balloon tour was added and the bungee jump and giant water slide were added a few weeks ago.

Stand Up 2 Cancer, now this is an organization that first and foremost 100% of all funds raised go directly to research and not lining a CEO's pocket.  They also now have a Stand Up 2 Cancer in both Canada and the UK.  This year we are doing things a bit differently.  SL is such a diverse community with people from around the world, so we will not only be making each country available for residents to donate online to but we also be donating all lindens raised evenly between the three countries.  This is a much more fair way for residents to know that their monies are going closer to their home and not solely the US.  As always, transparency will be there for all to see.

Now back to the venue hopping.  I did not make it out until the the 8th and went over to White Tiger Islands.  I love that I got to see Stone and Melissa while there.  They have an absolutely amazing venue that has quite a few other things there as well.  This time though, I had the opportunity to take in Norm Reynolds and Luke Auster.  I have not seen Norm in some time, it seems like rl pulls me away as he is taking the stage, so this was a real treat for me.

Norm Reynolds at White Tiger Islands 070815
Luke Auster at White Tiger Islands 070815
I did not get again until the 11th when I got to see another favorite of mine,,,Collin Martin at Eclipse Lounge.  If you haven't been to Eclipse Lounge, try and get there soon.  They have a to die for dance floor.  It seems simple yet so sophisticated.....with the water flowing around it.  Collin, this man is a wonderful performer and also so much fun to when he is performing.  If Parker Singer is in the audience at the time, you are sure to have some good natured heckling so the best you can do is love the music and laugh as Parker picks on him.  Definitely one of the most fun shows in sl. 


Now that was my week.  I hope yours was just as much fun.

Monday, July 6, 2015


With not a lot going on in rl I actually have the time to do some serious venue hopping.  Yesterday, I was able to get in and see BudW at LA Club.  I have to admit, I am completely under the spell his voice weaves.  I adore listening to him.  Ladies you  know the kind of voice that you wish you could hear each night as you fall asleep.....he has it.  LA Club is amazing in itself,,,,every time I go Nhaomi has done something different there.

BudW at LA Club
I started out today rather early...there was slim pickins on the event board.  One of my favorites was there though.  Off to Kickin I go.  I must have been the early riser, It was myself JPeabody and the hostess Mari.  The mark of a really good entertainer is to keep going no matter who is there and JP sure was.....This man has an amazing voice and takes me back down memory lane.  The venue started to fill, within minutes it was full....guess people just needed that first cup of coffee.
JPeabody at Kickin 070315
 Through out the weekend I tried to make it a point to make it out to see as many performers as I could in between grills, and fireworks. So the 4th was a busy day for me.  First I went to a venue I had not been to before, Mediterranean BDSM Resort   and I got to see the amazing Lee WineGarden.  What a great way to start the holiday.  I had never heard Lee before and what a treat that was.  Highly recommended if you are looking for some ear candy.

LeeWinegarden at Mediteranean 070415
On to Club Lion.....How can one not love listening to Laidback Celt....Club Lion is a really cool venue.  Maybe it is me, partial to the lions, after all you know BS's logo.  But I thought that friends had me some really cool lions over the years....Club Lion has some that are even better....shhh don't tell the creator of mine, because I do truly love the ones he has made me.

Laidback Celt at Club Lion 070415
Moving ahead I went t=celebrated the 4th at a venue that was sooo into the Independence day theme...To the Stars, This many venues in one day, you  know me, one of those performers had to be my wonderful Max Kleene.  Our Canadian friend put on a great show for the US that day.

Max at To The Stars 070415
 I also got to Wildcat Country later on the 4th to see two other friends perform.  Both Luke Auster and someone I had not seen in quite a while, Bubba C John.

Luke Auster at Wildcat Country 070415

BubbaC John at Wildcat Country 070415
With that it was time for rl celebrating......I truly hope each of you an amazing 4th of July

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


 I am sooo far behind, and I have gotten out just a bit. Not as much with as I would have liked.  It seemed that June was filled with Dr appts that all seem to be spread put during the year, they all caught up with each other in June.  Add into that a visit with one of my oldest best of friends whose health is failing, a trip to my daughter's house to meet my brand new daughter and attend her 3 year old sisters birthday party, plus the prom.....June was just swamped.  So here is a little of of what I did.

On June 19th I was able to sneak away long away enough to see Crash Landfall at Kickin.  Anytime I go to Kickin it is always fun.  It has to be one my truly favorite venues.  No matter who you are, you just feel so welcomed and among friends there.  So I hung around there for a couple of events and saw some performers that I have not seen in a while....after Crash I saw Freddy Mergatroid.

Freddy Mergatt0idd at Kickin 0061015

Crash Landfall at Kickin 061015
From Kickin I went on to FriendZ of Live Music a newer venue for me and had the opportunity to see Diane.  A real treat....

Diane at FriendZ of Live Music 0061015
I stayed at Friendz of Live Music to listen to Mar Biddle,  I was a bit leery staying for that as I had her once at BS's a long time ago and do major conflicts, never had her back again.  I had not heard her since then.  Unfortunately, I am far from perfect and still absolutely refuse to see performers no matter how good if I feel a certain way about them as a person.  I know it is a flaw, and I apologize for it.  I do the same with venues.  There are some you will never hear of me going to though I will not talk badly about them as I hate gossip, I still have strong feelings and just keep my distance.  I wish I could say I was a better person, but I can't though I am working it, which is why I thought I would go see Mar.  The sad part was that even though years have passed I still saw nothing had changed.

Mar Biddle at Friendz of Liv Music 061115
 I did make it to see Luke Auster twice both times at Roadhouse Dreams.  Luke puts on a great show, and does one of my absolute favorite songs by George Strait for me and does it so well.  Like country music....Check him out you won't regret it.

Luke Aister Roadhouse Dreams 062515

Luke Auster at Roadhouse Dreams 062315
I wanted to visit SL12 and notice Phil Setner was performing.  I adore listening to Phil and haven't heard him in a while, so off I went.  I was able to stay long enough to get his picture, but the lag was horrible. and I had to cut my visit short.

As things slowed down and I was back home again, I got some time to go venue hopping yesterday.
 Instead of looking for performers I hid not heard before, I decided to go visit old friends,  Tristyn Homewood was on the event calendar.    For those of you that have not heard him, Tristyn is an amazing performer.  He is very versatile.  Many will think just country, but I have heard him do so much.  I went off to see Tristyn at Billy Bob's.  Tristyn has a very special place with me, he was the one person that stepped right up and offered to help with making last years Stand Up 2 Cancer kiosks.  Chuckles just wait until he hears what I have in mind this year.

Tristyn Homewood at Billybobs 063015
From there I went on to see Hogan Bailey at Dockside Club Village.  It was great fun.  Hogan another wonderful country singer.I also consider Hogan a great friend.

If you know know my blog and venue hopping would not be complete without a visit to one of Max's shows.  This time I saw him at After Hours on Idle Rogue.  He put on a great show and at the same time I saw so many old friends, it felt like a was wonderful to see so many old friends.

Max Kleene After Dark on Idle Rogue,063015
That is the one thing about the SL Live Music Community.....The people, performers, venues and fans make this the most amazing community.  There is so much diversity with performers from around the world, people from all sorts of walks of life both in rl and in sl....but at a live music event there is always a conman bond......the love of live music.  It brings us all together whether it be regular events, special events or a fundraiser.  You can't help but love this community.

Today I went to The Lemonrock Cafe to hear a performer I had not heard before and he was running late......I got to hear Strum Diesel improvise holding down the fort.  I was completely blown away by Strum and have every intention of watching for him more often.  Redhawk did make it in and I was glad I got a chance to hear him, this is one trip that was so worth it.

Strum Diesel at Lemonrock 070115
After Redhawk, I was a bit was 6 pm, what should be prime time in sl for venues yet events were like a bare minimum,  and three of the places I went to were empty......(hint hint venues-----you should probably go into events and cancel the notice when it is cancelled.)  Then I saw a venue I had not been to with a performer I had not heard before and off I went.  Well she was not there but Clay  Harsley was and it was a great show.  I have to say that Serenity Gardens is one of the prettiest venues I have been to  I was in awe.  Will be visiting the sim again when I am off exploring with Rocky.  It is the perfect spot to take that someone special.

From there I went on to Industry to hear Andi Huet, what a beautiful voice.  She has the voice that one could listen to all night long.  I am in complete awe....if you have not heard her, you should watch those events and run to see her.
Andi Huet at Industry 070115
Now that I have more free time, I will be able to get out more...though I am hoping to travel some this summer as I have a feeling they will be starting the chemo sometime around October and I have no idea how that will naffest me.  Look for this years Stand Up 2 Cancer this fall....there will be changes made as this is such a diverse community that our fundraiser should just be as diverse, so we will be doing something that as far as I know has not been done in sl before.

Also many of you know how very much I miss the venue, so though I can't have a regular venue right now I will be doing another special event this fall.  Well maybe a few of them....the holidays will also bring them.  Keep your eye out for them.

If you would like to stay on top of the Stand Up 2 Cancer Event, contact me here, in Facebook, or in world.