Friday, May 19, 2017

Mid Atlantic 2017 Jam May 18-21

Visit the official Mid Atlantic Jam web page here: https://slmidatlanticjam.wordpress.com/

and the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SLmidatlanticjam/?fref=nf

**Live stream link (which includes video of various singers when they are not up live) https://livestream.com/gwampa/jam

The Mid Atlantic Jam is in full swing now so use the above links if you want to have a peek at what some of our most loved SL live musicians are doing in real life together on the east coast in Baltimore from May 18-21.  This is a regular happening now with live jam meet-ups for the musicians and fans in different first life locations.  Some of the musicians have been going to them for years and it's become popular even for those who can't attend to view Gwampa's (Bruce) great live feed video and photos and videos and pics other attendees take and post on Facebook.  I love to voyeur in on them and try to figure out whose who by their voices before names are stated.  It looks like a ton of fun and I'm grateful they allow us to enjoy it from our laptops this way too.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Off to the Races!



Visit Jericho Hill Sports Complex here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jericho%20Hill/114/117/2657

and Red Devil, Rubbin is Racing NASCAR Raceway here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Red%20Devil/237/9/2761

(here are a couple of  different video links to the NASCAR final race https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ryElrqmjko and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3tNkVOxTpc&feature=youtu.be&t=639

A friend, Ryde Thor, invited me to the races and I figured since I've not seen formal car racing before in SL I'd go watch him.  I'm glad I did because it was very fun to watch.  He did well Sunday and Monday and explained to me how to watch for the stats, how some of the racers texture their own vehicles, or have him or others do it for them so they can make them exactly how they want them to look, and more of the details of the races, racers, and cars. He drove one of the stock cars at the Sunday location but took two of his own cars to the NASCAR races Monday.   I was impressed with the driving and only once Sunday saw a car wipe out and another hit it, but they recovered well.  It sounds like some of the guys and gals take their racing pretty seriously and some have known each other or raced each other for a long time on various tracks.  Their racing outfits are cute .. erm I mean .. cool too  Visitors can sit in the stands and watch a fav racer or race.

Of course I'm just a spectator.  NO ONE wants to see me race.. I'd prob knock them all off the track in no time or make my car fly, literally, as I've been known to do, so yeah I'm a spectator. They go fast and hug the track well.  If I raced I'd have to name my vehicle Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and God help the other racers.

The top 3 racers Sunday were Svenja, Biller and Ryde who stood on the winner's podium.  Ryde also placed 3rd in Mondays race out of about 20 racers and he took home a nice trophy for his efforts.   The top racers Monday where:
 1st. Donovan Michalski, 40 laps. Total Time : 820.065
2nd. Kim Link, -4.052 seconds.
3rd. Ryde Thor, -21.718 seconds.
 4th. Toone69 Resident, -1 laps.
5th. Goddess5806 Resident, -1 laps.
6th. Eagle Clawtooth, -1 laps.
 7th. Jimmi Mikado, -1 laps.
 8th. XxDeathLordJasonxX Resident, -1 laps.
9th. Taylor Aerallo, -1 laps.
 10th. LanceBrian Resident, -1 laps.
11th. delightfulcuisine Resident, -1 laps.
12th. Gaberiel Foulsbane, -1 laps.

Someone took the above video and also the 2 linked NASCAR finals video of the event so you can get a feel for it but check it out in person for the full effect. When you hear the engines rev you know it's going to be good.   (Video: RIR: Factory Stocks @ Pocono, 15th May 2017)

As Dale Earnhardt once said: "
"The winner ain't the one with the fastest car; it's the one who refuses to lose." or in this case, maybe the one with the best computer rig.. just saying LOL . .but there obviously is a lot of racing skill involved in all this really.
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If you want to join in here is a little scheduling info :
              R.I.R Racing Series Schedule              Races are on these days every week
        Mondays: 5:00 P.M  R.I.R Grand Nationals  (Beginner) 40 laps
        Mondays: 6:00 P.M  R.I.R Factory Stocks  ( Beginner) 40 laps
        Tuesdays: 5:00 P.M.  Areo88's ( Beginner) 40 laps
        Tuesdays: 5:00 P.M.  Xfinity's ( Beginner) 50 laps    
        Thursdays: 5:00 P.M. R.I.R Camping World Series (Advanced) 70 laps  
        Fridays:  6:00 P.M.  Gen6 Sprint Cup  Series ( Pro) 110 laps                                              
OFFICIAL PRACTICE OPENS 1 HOUR BEFORE RACE WHERE ONLY THE SERIES CAR RACED WILL BE ALLOWED ON TRACK
 Times & Tracks are subject to change at any time. 12 weeks 12 races per series per season.
Top 5 in Points at end of season race for the Champion Chase on the Last Race
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And for Jericho track:
.We'll be racing every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. 6:30PMSLT for Final Practice, 7:00 - 7:15 before the sim closes. Full schedule coming soon.
Sunday will be Super Cups, with the Supertrucks being every Friday. IndyPro or Karts will race every Wednesday.
 Super Cups will take place for 80 laps. Supertrucks for 60 laps. IndyPro for 40 laps.


(my laptop is getting old so I apologize for the lack of quality of the pics but Ryde took the one of him with his trophy per my request for this post-for a bunch more of my photos at the races you can check out my Flickr by clicking any of the pics) Racing Races Racing Racing Racing Racing Racing Racing Racing Racing Racing Racing Racing

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Fade Away, by Cica ghost

Visit Faded here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Noula/128/128/27



This is another cool Cica build that opened May 5th. I found it on the SL destination guide and there is a comment there by Andrew Carvin that states in part....: "the ripples/effects we leave in our wake.Touching places, touching people. Leaving behind little pieces of ourselves to remind others we once were." I like this thought. 

And so in this monochromatic sim, under a grey misty sky, and over a cracked dry landscape, the main character seems to fade in and out .. there seems to be symbolized by the ticking clocks and I'm not exactly sure what all is going on here with some creepy trees outside the bedroom window and other interesting things that I'm sure are filled with symbolism, Perhaps death is waiting for the main character to fade away.  Check it out for yourself and decide.. ..

Also the title is taken from a Bob Dylan song  ....."Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all. - Bob Dylan"

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Triple Streaming Gina, Gab, and Toxie

Gina, Gab, Toxie .
Fantastic Three, Toxic Trio, Music a' Trois, Threeplayers, Triple Treble Trouble.... Ok, you get the point.  The other day I saw this 3-some sing triple stream at Live Vibrations venue here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunset%20Cove/128/128/22.  They sounded great and they are all great performers in their own right.  Catch them around the grid, Gina Stella, Gabriel da silva (Gabryel Nyoki),and Toxic Toxie Darkmatter.  You can find more info about the ladies here: http://wslpromo.net/ and more info. on Gab here: https://www.gabrieldasilvamusic.com/

Thursday, April 20, 2017

9th Annual Fantasy Faire Now Open in Second Life

Visit Fantasy Faire Fairelands Junction here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fairelands%20Junction/128/128/33

Official Web page here: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/press-release-2017/

4-30-17 update: Word is in that The Fairelands will be open for shopping, hunting, exploring, picture taking, and spontaneous partying through May 4th! Sunday April 30th is our last full scheduled day full of events. On Monday we'll have a six-hour closing party of relaxed hanging out. After that there will be no organized events (although impromptu parties might sprout up), but the Fairelands stay open for visitors until Lindens take them back from us.
As long as the Fairelands are here, the quest is playable and shopping and exploring encouraged.

Event times and places: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/faire-happenings-2/

Silent Auction ends on Monday, 3 PM SLT:
https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/silent-auction-2017/


The Fantasy Faire opens 4-20-17 and will run through the end of the month. Check their web page for event schedule, sim and store info.  There are 15 regions including a quest and entertainment area as well as the 13 unique and super cool main sim areas to explore and shop.  The event benefits Relay for Life.  I took a few pics and more are on my Flickr, but go see for yourself..  This is my fav SL annual event and they continue to impress!


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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Light Thoughts 3 at Lea 21 by Mario Helstein

Visit Light Thoughts here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA21/128/128/21

This sim opened today and was featured on the SL Destination guide saying: "Light Thoughts 3 is an exhibition of mesh and prim forms, lights, effects and innovative scripting. This LEA sim is a stimulating example of artistic creation and technical scripting and innovation in Second Life."

The sim is filled with cool lighted 3d creations to explore and looks great in the dark natural windlight setting.  My favorite part is the rotating bubble wand Ferris wheel. Thing move and glow.Check it out.


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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Haveit Neox's "Bleeding Books"

Visit Bleeding Books by Haveit Neox at Split Screen Installation Space here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amra/51/129/130

I visited the opening party at Split Screen for this large immersive build by Haveit a while back and took a few pics at the party to share here. For more info. check out SS owner/curator Dividni Shostakovich's blog here: https://dividni.blogspot.com/2017/03/haveit-neox-bleeding-books.html

Be sure to visit all 3 sky platform areas and the ground level fortress where you will see books bleeding letters, a sort of cages/prison area, fortress ruins, etc.

Haveit's exhibit info.states: "“It is a story in my ongoing series on abuse as seen through the lens of language,” Haveit says of the piece. “What happens when knowledge is so disrespected that it is freely contaminated with doses of falsehood? There are avenues to properly sort facts in this information age, yet we easily turn a blind eye to certain evidence if it goes counter to our beliefs – even when our choices may cause immeasurable harm.”

"‘Bleeding Books’ begins in the sky, and drops to the large fortress at ground level. It is a story in my ongoing series on abuse as seen through the lens of language. What happens when knowledge is so disrespected that it is freely contaminated with doses of falsehood? There are avenues to properly sort facts in this information age, yet we easily turn a blind eye to certain evidence if it goes counter to our beliefs – even when our choices may cause immeasurable harm. In the exhibit, the texts of books bleed falling letters of the alphabet, for they can no longer contain any structure of value’."

This exhibit will be open through the end of April, but keep an eye on this art space as more new things are always in the works.

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