Sunday, August 10, 2008

Space Junky & Tibet


Attended a Space Junky concert on Friday night. Found out about it through an SL volunteer mentor who showed up at my Olympic Boycott Info Event. I wasn't sure I wanted to spend Friday night dancing by myself at a concert to the music of a group to whom I had not previously listened. I watched a suggested video of Space Junky's called Temple of Love and read about the possibly mystical and certainly marvelous experience in a Tibetan Temple associated with the song and video's evolution. Very neat.

So I decided to go to the Space Junky concert for Tibet linked to the Candle for Tibet light event on August 23rd. Dropped a notecard on their PR person, Bella Dutton. I wanted to make sure I would be one of the sims in their count of the SL venues burning Tibetan Olympic torches during these games. This is Bella at the concert.

I then TPed to the Inspire Center on Shangria that is in the shape of a star.

Everyone looked up for a minute before the start of the concert.
The set, lighting, arena -- in other words, atmosphere -- were all very much like a RL concert.
Here is another shot of the stage so you can maybe see what I mean about the quality in the attention to detail. The lead singer with Space Junky is the person from whose perspective the text on the Temple of Love page on the Current site, linked above, is written. Need I even mention her devoted following.


The band and production credits from the Space Junky in Second Life blog:
  • Shakti Cianci - Lead Singer/Keyboards
  • Valentis LeSabre - Producer/Manager
  • Zaphod Rahja - Guitarist
  • Zavier Corleone - Drums
  • Bella Dutton - Publicist
  • Tommy Parrott - Staging/Lighting Director
  • Izzy Cole - Tour Photography
  • Nemesis Greatrex - PQE Specialist
  • Wizard Gynoid - Calendar Queen
  • Tegg Bode - SJ Mascot
The drummer, Zavier Corleone, has an impressive set of percussive recreations, no?

Here you can see Shakti Cianci and Zaphod Rahja and a view from the stage.

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August 23rd - the night before the close of the Olympics -- please participate in the Protest of Light.

Find more photos like this on Candle4Tibet

Summer Olympics 2008 Boycott

Held a sort of impromptu information event about the Olympic Boycott at my island on Friday night. 5-7 p.m. I initially had the information and images that I got from avatar Scarabeus Kurka. Then I put up linked copies of an email from Change.org about the impact of the Olympics on the people of China. Then I found out about the concert in support of the Tibetan people by Space Junky and put a copy of their Tibetan Olympic Torch on my land. They have over a hundred sims participating.

Overall a very good day for both the giving and taking of info.

All the info is still there and you can take copies of most of it.
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Womens%20Center/113/32/21
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Ana Herzog, avatar in the virtual world of Second Life, expounds on the semiotics of identity in the metaverse, alternate realities, feminism, artistic expression and the growing use of SL as a a progressive networking tool. Second Ana was born into Second Life on July 8th of 2006. Her island, The Womens Center, will officially open on the Autumnal Equinox. She owns Casita Gaia, an Interior Furnishings Boutique in Barcelona del Oeste. She is the local coordinator for CODEPINK SL. CODEPINK SL is an international chapter of CODEPINK Women for Peace. CODEPINK is also represented by our hut hangout on Commonwealth Island where our neighbors include the ACLU and Green Peace.