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Stopping By Bogart’s

Long Night

Whew!  It was a long night, but a good one.  I think I’ll just crash right here in front of the fireplace, if you don’t mind….

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Party Here, Party There, Everywhere

…On disco lights, your name will be seen
You can fulfill all your dreams
Party here, party there, everywhere
This is your night, baby, you’ve got to be there….

  • Kool & the Gang, “Ladies Night”

Sweet Blue 1 Sweet Blue 2

It’s Friday again, and time to party!  And how do you do so?  Well, it all depends on what you want to do and where you want to go.  How do you party?  For some, familiar tried-and-true stuff, like big bands and waltzes are the route to release and romance.  For others, though, they want something a little more…relaxed.  And you probably can’t get much more relaxed — legally — than at Club Zero, featured right now in the opening screen guide; it’s a place where the music runs from new wave to industrial, the avatars don’t have to be human (as you can see from the white dragon getting down behind me), and you can dress as you like.  (Or undress, apparently, if you prefer; it’s an adult sim, and there are “cheeky” warning signs scattered through the club.)

I decided to go for my Alien Princess look, and put on my gold skin; but the rest is simply pretty party wear.

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May 25 is Towel Day

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from science fiction it’s this:

Don’t Panic!

Tomorrow, May 25, is Towel Day, when we remember the author of the five books in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy — yes, that number is right; it’s a long story…. — and the insanely accurate commentary he delivered back in the 1980s on modern society.  Official celebrations begin at 12:00 noon SLT, and will center on Milliway’s, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe.  See the Second Life Destination Guide for more particulars, or drop in before the festivities start.

And remember, frood:  always know where your towel is!  If you can’t find your towel, or you can’t get to the SL version of Marks and Spencer, there is a free towel dispenser in the lobby at Milliway’s, along with a few other goodies.

If you run into Zaphod Beeblebrox while you’re running around, tell him hi for me….

Dancers at Frank’s Elite Jazz

It had been a long time, what with one thing or another, that I’d been out to a club, and so last night I pulled on a gown (Clio’s Yvonne, in black; pictures in future) and ran off to an old favorite, Frank’s Elite Jazz.  The crowd was fun, the lag was minimal — man, I love this new computer! — and the music was mostly great.  There’ll always be something you don’t like at a club, but just as often more that you do.  Last night’s DJ pulled out a mix of modern and classic crooners, slow and fast, that kept the dancers in the main ballroom quite happy.

Wulf Carlucci and Cayleen Linette on the dance floor at Frank's Elite Jazz

A kiss is still a kiss....

While there, I saw this one couple dancing in what was a almost perfect matchup to every song played; within a handful of bars of the song starting, they had shifted their danceball choice to a style that matched what was playing.  Applause to Wulf Carlucci and Cayleen Linette for being a smashing couple, witty in their conversation, active with the people around them, and for mastering the very hard trick of spontaneous in-world dancing from simple rocking to high-kick active styles.  I gave them both copies of this candid photo I shot while there on the sidelines.


Bourbon Street, Estival Island

UPDATE, April 26, 2011: I just discovered tonight that Estival Island is no more. I hope that an upswing will come to the Second Life economy one day; some good places are disappearing, or struggling to make their tier.


I was doing some shopping today, and ran across signs for a club upstairs that sounded intriguing.  It was even more intriguing, for some reason, when the stairs turned into this iron stairway that took a deke to the right, with a neon sign pointing the way.  (Don’t ask me why; not even I understand the way my mind works at times.)

But I soon emerged onto the floor, and found this smoky little club with fine blues playing on the stream.  Called, appropriately enough, Bourbon Street, it looks like a pleasant place to spend a few hours.

But I think what made it certain for me was this sign:

I’m heading back to check it out at least once during a DJ session, which they appear to have regularly scheduled.

Teleport to here, on Estival Island. If you pop up in the courtyard for Foxxy Design, just turn your back to the store and look for your beacon, or a sign that says “Rock ‘n Roll” on the second floor of the building ahead of you.  When you hear the blues playing, or see the sign leading upstairs, you’ll know you’ve found it.  If I’m any judge, the thrill ain’t gone, baby!

Relaxing After Insilico Series

I figured that, after all the work and struggle with lag I went through putting together the Insilico series, that it was time for some relaxation.  So I dropped in to Fibber Magee’s for the Tuesday night céilidh.  That’s me on the stool; but I got off me buns later and started rockin’ with the rest.  I even met a newbie — 2 days old — named Annie Ivylord, who I took some time to talk to and answer questions.  A good day and night all told.

VIP Lounge at Atonement

This hall is above the dance floor and bar.  You can reach it by either of a pair of spiral staircases, or use the teleporters in the bar or chillin’ area.

I’m not sure if there is a dance ball here.  I did find several pose balls, but they’re not for dancing.  Whatever happens here, it’s a beautiful part of a beautiful build.

1920 Berlin Photo Series on Flickr

I’ve just put up a photo spread I took recently when I visited the 1920s Berlin Project:  13 black-and-white images around the area, in their Kellar Club, and a little bit of fashion.  (You’ll see some of these in my Flickr bar to the right of the articles.)  Go here for the entire set.

Teleport to The 1920s Berlin Project.

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New Club in Morabeza

I’m not that much of a clubhopper in world (or out of world), but this one looks interesting, and I liked the music that was playing when I stopped in.  Flickr and Plurk friend Rylan Carling put up four photos of a new club called Waterside on her Flickr stream, and it looked interesting enough that I decided I’d stop in and take a look.  Nothing was going on at the time — it was early afternoon — but the layout of the place, taking a chunk of the Morabeza sim, is intersting.

Waterside club

Water is, of course, a theme here, with the club placed on a set of docks and ramps around a pool with shooting fountains.  Seating appears to be not as heavy as at some clubs; of course, dance is the big thing at clubs anyway (it being hard to have a beer or martini at a Second Life club), so seating is not quite that needed.  The music on at the time was slow pop/rock, and quite listenable.

This might be a place to have a stop in for conversation, but more so for dancing with your partner/lover.  Check it out sometime, and see what you think!


Fashion details:

  • Standard shape/skin 1
  • Hair:  W & Y style 90, script type C, dyed red
  • Gown:  Prelude Ambrosia
  • Shoes:  Adam n Eve Volar pumps (silver)
  • Jewelry:  Eclectica Chevron suite (silver and pearl)

WindLight setting:  TOR Canyon Dreams (Torley Linden)

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New Machinima by Rysan Fall

When Hamlet Au tweeted his followers about a new machinima by Rysan Fall, a tribute to Billie Holiday in the latter days of Black History Month, I went to see the piece.  (Make sure to read his story!)

You should see this, too.

This film comes damn close to perfection; the one part I wouldn’t do is see the hanged man’s eyes blink, which is both a little weird and breaks the wall of the story.  Other than that, this is fine, and Rysan deserves all the praise I can give him.

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