Monday, 12 April 2010

Second Life

Hi everyone :)

I thought I'd just do a blog to let you know what's occurin'. :)

I got an email the other day from the manufacturers - and my CDs should be arriving here on Thursday! Eek! Exciting stuff though. :) - So now I'm just getting ready for when they arrive. :)

Thankyou for your brilliant comments about about about about love. :P (Especially you TV, I just knew you'd love it! Lol)

It was really great collaborating with Rob and Darren, - two very talented peeps. :) Lyrics by Rob, vocal melody/singing/video by Holly and musical production by Darren. :)

I warn you now - there may well be another cheesy trance tune by Darren and Holly on the way soon. - So keep a look out for that TV! ;)

Ah - also...

I've just joined Second Life. Here's a little bit about it if you don't know what it is...

Second Life is a three-dimensional virtual community created entirely by its membership. Members assume an identity and take up residence in Second Life, creating a customized avatar or personage to represent themselves. The avatar moves about in the virtual world using mouse control and intuitive keyboard buttons.

Second Life’s virtual world also includes sound; wind in the swaying trees, babbling brooks, audible conversation, and built-in chat and instant messaging. Residents buy property, start businesses, game with other residents, create objects, join clubs, attend classes, or just hang out. The rendering of Second Life is remarkable, making it an instant guilty pleasure.


I joined because I've been reading various articles about marketing music and its name has cropped up a few times. Apparently, musicians are able to put on live gigs in Second Life - their live audio playing out as if their little avatar thingy is singing. It's also great for socialising...

So I downloaded it the other day and my little avatar thing got plonked down into this brand new 'Second Life' world. There were lots of people walking around me...(real people, aaah!)...and I couldn't help feeling the same shy/nervous feeling that I do in real life. (Or 'First Life' as I believe 'Second Life' people call it.)

So I quickly switched to 'Edit Appearance' mode where no one could talk to me...what a wuss...and tried to make me look more like me. Admittedly, that's not the point of Second Life...you can go wild and get multiple piercings/tattoos etc., but because I'm on there as myself, as a musician, I thought it best to try and copy my own appearance. If I turned myself into a beautiful buxom brunette, then people would be pretty disappointed when they saw what I actually looked like! :P

I've been on Second Life twice so far. I'm currently wandering round, trying to find a hairstyle that's a bit like mine, preferably a beret that's a bit like mine and hopefully clothes that are a bit like mine. - You can't easily design your own clothes/hair so people make shops which 'sell' them. Second Life actually has its own currency called 'Linden Dollars' - The current exchange rate is about 250 Linden Dollars to 1 US Dollar. I haven't spent any money yet. - You don't really have to - lots of places do things for free. Well, some places. Haven't found a free beret yet though. :-S

I haven't spoken to anyone yet either. I'm a little bit scared. I need the security of a beret and a different hairstyle to do that. You know when a lady says 'Ooh I can't answer the door, I haven't got my make-up on!'? - Well I kind of feel a bit like that at the moment. Lol.

Anyway, I'm still getting the hang of it. There seems like lots to learn about, but once I've got myself sorted out appearance-wise I'll be hanging round the musicy bits for a couple of minutes each day. On Second Life, you can even build houses, get married etc. - it's incredible. I don't think I'll be doing that though. Lol.

TTFN xxxxxx

P.S - If any of you use Second Life, then I'll post my name on here when I've sorted myself out! Lol.xxx

32 comments:

Larry said...

I checked out Second Life a long time ago and almost got into it. BTW, if you would like some help, I have a lady friend in Texas who is heavily involved. She used to tell me that she made some money there doing something too. Let me know if you want her contact info. She is very friendly - a real jewel!

Larry said...

BTW #2

She would likely remember you as I used to share your music with her.

wolfgang said...

Certain parallels between first and second life:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzSj1yNZdY8&feature=related

TV said...

Might be a reason to start that thing :D
I used to avoid it, as MMO's are quite... not my cup of tea.
I'll be able to spend some time with it later this week, so why don't you post your name on your forum?

I'm looking forward to your live version of those songs :D
For the next step, you could do some Metal :P

xenonrush said...

Used to spend a bit of time on Half Life but guess that Second Life is four times as good.
First Life seems a bit busy at the moment. Just catching up with everything after two weeks almost 'away from it all'.
Really liked the Love track. Reminded me a bit of Beyond the Silent Sea in that it was ElectoHolly. Looking forward to some more.

xenonrush said...

Had a look on the website and couldn't see where the orders for the CD go. Are you waiting until they arrive before making them available or am I looking in the wrong place?

me said...

Xeno ~ H at work at the mo, but I don't think she has a list at the mo(tho' I could be wrong!)except the original one from when she started 'proceedings' and I think you are already on that list ;)

me said...

Oops! who is this 'mo' ~ lol

Trevor said...

Hello everyone,sorry I'm late. Stream of consciousness from a few days ago ---- Holly's got a new video out,Hurrah,I can't wait,I'm really excited.....here it is,it's just coming up now....WHAT'S THIS ! WHERE'S HOLLY ?.......AARGH !!!!....now calm down,Trevor,let's think it through.....don't want to think it through....WHERE'S HOLLY GONE ?....I need a cup of tea...that's better...now,don't jump to conclusions,listen to it again....AARGH ! WHERE'S HOLLY GONE !!.....no,be sensible,Trevor,Keep listening....I'll just have another cup of tea first...here we go again....What do we know about love? What do we know about love...What do we know...Love,love,love,love,love,love,lo-oove....what is this song about ?....but,hang on,I'm feeling a bit dizzy,I think I'm going into a trance.....Love,love,love,love...yeah,I've got it now.....I'm up on my feet dad dancing....it's brilliant....everybody's looking at me...they're obviously really impressed....love,love,love,love,love,love,lo-oove...IT'S BRILLIANT !...I think I need to sit down--- any chance of a cup of tea ?

Trevor said...

When Me is saying Mo,I think it's time for me to join ' GetaLife'.Some of you might agree.

wolfgang said...

Do you think it was tea, Trevor?

me said...

Lol at you Trevor :)~ I love the second by second account ~ brilliant! ~ "Here have a nice cuppa and calm down" ~ I would love to see everyone's expressions if you really were dad dancing around. You're obviously cool to get into the 'trance' side of things! ;)
Beware though, there is another trance like song in the pipeline!

Larry said...

Someone once said, 'Variety is the spice of life'. Or something like that, lol.

wolfgang said...

Another one? :-( What do we know about H?
TV, es kommen harte Zeiten, wir müssen da durch! Unsere im Innersten doch romantischen Seelen (leugne nicht TV!!!), werden diese Prüfungen unbeschadet bestehen, da bin ich ganz sicher. Bei Trevor sehe ich allerdings erste leichte Beeinträchtigungen. Ich mache mir Sorgen um ihn.

me said...

Don't worry WG ~ she's not changing genre completely ~ lol! ~ it was just something she has been asked to do for someone after the popularity of Beyond The Silent Seas.

wolfgang said...

Thankyou me, I'm now ready to sleep, but the song is a real earworm: "What do we know?...hmmh, what do we know...hmmh..."

Trevor said...

Hang on a Mo,Me,you're not suggesting that my dad dancing is a source of humour are you ?I'll have you know my dancing has often been described as 'remarkable' 'memorable' 'unique' and even 'priceless'---so there! And that's before I got fully warmed up! Wolfgang,how could you suggest it was anything other than tea ? Have you got some good moves yourself?What about you,Larry?
I think your 'What do we know about H?'question is deep and profound and I therefore suggest you let your hair down and hit the dance floor with me and Me !.....Love,love,love,love,love,love,lo-oove :)

TV said...

Hehe, so lange sie nicht anfängt zu rappen ist alles verkraftbar.

Tses, and if someone asks her to do a metalsong with him, she doesn't! Cheeky girl she is!

Larry said...

Good moves, Trev? That mean 'dancing'? If so, not lately. Afraid I might would break something, lol. Back in the 70s & 80s I used to think I did OK at the Disco though. But, who really knows? We were all zonked!

Trevor said...

We have a saying in Sport,Larry,that Form is temporary but Class is permanent---once you've got it ,you never lose it and you sound like a classy guy to me.....get out there and strut your stuff ! Wolfgang's already looking in the wardrobe for his Blue Suede Shoes !

Larry said...

Lol, nothing classy here. Just a wore out old bag of bones who is looking forward to the next breath, lol. Wolfie can take up the slack, I am sure!

wolfgang said...

Oh no! Who stepped on my shoes? And my wonderful wardrobe a victim of Tineola bisselliella, better known as moth. Larry, come on, you are in better shape than me.

Trevor said...

Wolfgang,what a terrible thing to happen ! I would knock you down and I might step on your face;I might even slander your name all over the place but I would still do anything that you wanted me to, but I would never ever step on your blue suede shoes.Do you think Larry did it with his cowboy boots?

wolfgang said...

Trevor, I think Larry isn't guilty (in this case).
My theory: It was the ghost of Elvis. Hard to believe, but Elvis had an ambigous relationship to this kind of shoes, despite the song. He tried to convince us, ... but sometimes he really hated blue suede shoes.
Yes, it was the ghost of Elvis, no doubt.

Trevor said...

Wolfgang , I am in awe. You are clearly a person of immense importance to be visited by Elvis's ghost. You are clearly to be treated with the greatest respect and deference . Larry is obviously innocent --- though I note your timely warning that he might be guilty of other crimes; I thought he sounded a bit dodgy-- worth keeping an eye on!

Larry said...

I am an innocent man!

Trevor said...

So why are you blushing?

wolfgang said...

Yes, there is a certain red in the sky pointing to Virginia.

wolfgang said...

What do we know about L..arry? Larry, Larry, Larry...

Trevor said...

All I know is that Larry is an anagram of Yarrl which is an old Apache word for Elvis impersonator !

wolfgang said...

Very interesting,Trevor, ghost, impersonator, bag of bones, that are the ingredients for a gloomy night.

xenonrush said...

Ooooo! It's Thursday. Were you up before the lark, pacing the road outside, waiting for the CD delivery man.
I hope you have a great mailing party. Has the Post Office on the IoW been warned of a huge bulge in its throughput for the next week or so?