Now we all know about TheSixtyOne.com’s Second Life community it’s time to look at who’s on there, how they are ‘received’ by the average human 61 users and the best… which amazing in-world live music schedule has sprung out of this.
Linkage to SL artists on the 61:
Dolmere Talamasca has written out a nice overview of all Second Life artists currently on TheSixtyOne.com, including links to their profiles. If you are a member of The 61 and did not hear yet of the organised 61 bump bombs to encourage and support SL artists, I suggest you IM him and say ‘Hi. I want to bump!’ If you are not a member yet, and want to join, I kindly suggest you list me as a referrer. That way, I automatically subscribe to you - seeing what music you like and what you think worthy of bumping - and I get more points to bump SL artists. Well, frankly, I bump any song I like. Latest giddy discovery: Miranda Rensch - I like making Faces.
Second Life avatars, whatyathink?
Apparently, not all what is 61 ‘diggs’ Second Life avatars on ‘their’ website. On MaxBumps for instance, they think ‘What do you think of Second Life Avatars for musicians and users?’ is one of the 10 things you should really know about your fellow 61′ers. *sighs* Some funny, stupid and enervating responses to that question after the break.
100th 61 Bump Bomp Party starting today at 8 AM
Some of the highly insightful reactions of fellow 61′ers:
I don’t think about them very much - I find the variety of avatars on t61 fun and interesting, so too much of any one kind gets boring. I mean, if three dozen people chose adorable hedgepigs as their avatars, that’d get boring too, no matter how adorable they were. OK, maybe four dozen. (Iyzie)
Is that what those avatars are? I had no idea. I guess they’re alright. It kind of takes the humanity out of the interaction aspect of the site, but then again if it wasn’t Second Life avatars, it would be random pictures, so I guess as long as they feel it portrays their personalities, it works for me. (KeithWarrensEa…)
Those avatars inspired me to make a podcast dedicated to their work. Apparently T61 has a pretty large group of Second Life players … and who am I to judge? I’ve got the artistic abilities of a doorstop. (PuntSpeedChunk…)
The whole Second Life concept creeps me out personally, but people can pick whatever avatars they want. (Shayborg)
Now, really does this need to be an issue? Off to the interesting part… PARTYING! ;)
61 Bump Group and Get It Together Party
Today there is an enormous and amazing musical line up dedicated to ‘The 61 Bump Group’ and the ‘Get it Together’ song. The ‘Get it Together’ song? That’s a musical cooperation between different artists to raise awaress about the splendid work some of the free in-world musical locations are doing. A sort of ‘thank you, for getting us heard’:
Get It Together is a collaborative recording created by musicians who regularly stream live shows into SL. Conceived and written by UK singer songwriter Djai Skjellerup the recording features the talents of the following musicians; Toby Lancaster, Zak Claxton, Norris Shepherd, BabbleGrabble Swindlehurst, Rich Desoto, Jambalaya Fonck, Lyn Carlberg, Kim Seifert, Jean Munro, the Professor, Freestar Tammas and Mimi Carpenter. To be freely distributed throughout all live music venues and other sites in SL, the purpose of Get It Together is to raise the awareness of live music amoungst SL residents.
Update: listen to the song here.
But I’m sure you will find out all about it - and get a listen - at the party location, which is at Bree Berke’s ‘Nitida Ridge’.
The Party Schedule for today:
08.00am Kourosh Eusebio
09.00am Beth Odets (FishFryBingo on 61)
10.00am JueL Resistance (Suzen JueL on 61)
10.30am Leslee McCarey
11.00am Neil Morrison (Spinning Mule on 61)
12.00pm Mel Cheeky (Melanie Fudge and Mel Cheeky Collabs on 61)
Get It Together Launch Party Artist Schedule
1.00pm Zak Claxton (61 holdout, only one of the day)
1.30pm Rich Desoto (Rich Palmer on 61)
2.00pm Lyn Carlberg
2.30pm Mimi Carpenter
3.00pm Kim Seifert (Kim Robben/Seifert on 61)
3.30pm Djai Skjellerup and Toby Lancaster
4.00pm Premiere of “Get It Together”
4.30pm the Professor
5.00pm Von Johin
6.00pm Closing act (A special three way relay event! Mimi Carpenter will be live at Nitida Ridge for the 61 bump party with a special mid-set treat. Mimi will be joined by her bandmates Dolmere Talamasca and Max Kleene. As an added bonus Dol will remain at his show on SoHo island and Max will remain at his show at the Bellagio. All three audiences on all three separate sims will be able to listen in to this special relaycast event!)
Photographs with this blogpost are of Dolmere Talamasca performing at the Second Life Relay for Life event. It has cost me dearly - 5k l$ donated to SLRFL - but he said it… twice! And there was even an unsollicited added ‘… and neko’ part. Yeey! :D