Sunday, June 27, 2010

Red Party at Sweetgrass with DJ Rose

Today we have an awesome Red Party in Sweetgrass Pool & Disco with DJ Rose. This is definitely an event you can’t afford to miss! We party from 21:00-24:00 CET / 12:00 AM-3:00 PM SLT and we have a great contest for the hottest red outfit. It's not just the music & the boys that will be gorgeous. It is the total red atmosphere created by a breathtaking red sunset that will bring you in the mood for a sexy and cozy evening.
Norbie and the team.

Not forget to have a look at Sweetgrass own photo blog, where you can see the pictures of the party winners from 2007 till now, plus all the pictures of the last party.
From now on to be enjoyed at:

The party was great with Jenna as DJ. It was not easy to make good snapshots with the fast changing textures and particles.

Ellbee did a great job on his outfit.

After Gany took a snapshot of the winners, .,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,,, we got our clothes on and went home.

Echo Douglas

Today I been visiting dad at his studio.
He is to shy to tell you himself, but he is the best photographer on Second Life
Have a look at his web site.
Or have a look at his gallery in world.

My name is Echo Douglas. My art it designed for Second Life. Profile pictures, costume pictures, seals and crest for Gorean Sims. I have been an artist for many years. Photoshop has been a inspiration to me in getting back into creating art in second life. I have designed this web site to show the work I have done. If you like my work please let me know. If there is anything i can do for you, again let me know. Thank you to everyone that as given me the opportunity to take there picture and work on there art piece.

Sunday party at Coral Reef

About roads

A road is an identifiable thoroughfare, route, way or path between two places which may or may not be available for use by the public.
The Road Not Taken  by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference

Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” has been one of the most analyzed, quoted, anthologized poems in American poetry. A wide-spread interpretation claims that the speaker in the poem is promoting individualism and non-conformity.
Frost claims that he wrote this poem about his friend Edward Thomas, with whom he had walked many times in the woods near London. Frost has said that while walking they would come to different paths and after choosing one, Thomas would always fret wondering what they might have missed by not taking the other path.
About the poem, Frost asserted, "You have to be careful of that one; it's a tricky poem - very tricky." And he is, of course, correct. The poem has been and continues to be used as an inspirational poem, one that to the undiscerning eye seems to be encouraging self-reliance, not following where others have led.
But a close reading of the poem proves otherwise. It does not moralize about choice; it simply says that choice is inevitable, but you never know what your choice will mean until you have lived it.

Some songs about roads, those inspire me.

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Black Leather Party at T.R.A.C.S. part 2

When I made the little graveyard at or island, Tim said it looked a little as Clonmacnoise.
Okay a very little.

The monastery of Clonmacnoise (Cluain Mhic Nóis in Irish, meaning "Meadow of the Sons of Nós") is situated in County Offaly, Ireland on the River Shannon south of Athlone.
Clonmacnoise was founded in 545 by Ciaran of Clonmacnoise. Until the 9th century it had close associations with the kings of Connacht. The strategic location of the monastery helped it become a major centre of religion, learning, craftsmanship and trade by the 9th century and together with Clonard it was the most famous in Ireland, visited by scholars from all over Europe. From the ninth until the eleventh century it was alliance with the kings of Mide. Many of the high kings of Tara and Connacht were buried here.

Yesterday we had the party at our "Clonmacnoise".
Jenna, or DJ for this evening, did a great job, as always, to find songs that would fit the theme Black Leather.
We not had such a big crowd as last week but we had great fun. Jenna went on and on till it was almost 4 pm. So for 4 hours! Amazing how that girl can let you forget time.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Step by Step

Today we have our 2nd anniversary. When I think about it, I think: "How we did that?"
Today I was reading Jenna's blogs and think: "Woo, she just does it".
Some times I have that weird thing that songs pop up in mind and this one just came up.

"Step by Step" is a song written and originally recorded by singer Annie Lennox, later popularized by R&B/Pop singer Whitney Houston. The song served as the second single from Houston's 1996 soundtrack album, The Preacher's Wife. Lennox's recording originally appeared as the B-side to her 1992 single Precious.
Whitney Houston Houston's version replaces Lennox's verses with new lyrics. Even the opening lyrics were totally different. Despite the fact that both songs are slightly different, they both seem to bring forth a message of encouragement.
Annie Lennox did background vocals on Whitney's version. I didn't know this until recently. You can hear her clearly if you listen closely.

Annie's & Whitney's version are so different and each lady does it brilliantly.
I am a fan of both, as you know when you reading my blog and the lyrics and songs that I pick. So I post both lyrics and Whitney's version as background and Annie's as You Tube at the end of this post.

Annie Lennox Step By Step Lyrics:

Step by step                                                                         
Bit by bit
Stone by stone yeah
Brick by brick

Step by step
Day by day
Mile by mile oooh
Now don't you slip away
Don't you go too far
'Cause when I close my eyes
I know who you are.

You are the dark emotion
That makes me hold my breath
Just like the silent water
Upon the ocean's depth.

Don't you slip away
Don't you go too far
'Cause when I close my eyes
I know who you are.

It's just the fear of falling
That makes my lose my grip
It's just the fear of falling
That makes my fingers slip.

Step by step
Bit by bit
Stone by stone yeah
Brick by brick

Step by step
Day by day
Mile by mile oooh
Go your way

Baby don't give up
You've gotta hold on to
what you've got
I said baby don't give up
You've gotta keep on
moving, don't stop, yeah
Just like a new excursion (I know you're hurting)
Upon an open road (I know you do)
I've got the will to take me (I know you're hurting)
Just where I want to go (don't let the bad thing get to you)

C'mon baby keep moving on
C'mon baby keep on
Keep up...

Whitney Houston Step by step Lyrics:

Well there's a bridge and there's a river that I still must cross                              
As I'm going on my journey
Oh, I might be lost

And there's a road I have to follow, a place I have to go
Well no-one told me just how to get there
But when I get there I'll know
Cuz I'm taking it

Step By Step, Bit by Bit,
Stone By Stone (Yeah), Brick by Brick (Oh, yeah)
Step By Step, Day By Day, Mile by mile (ooh, ooh, ooh)

And this old road is rough and ruined
So many dangers along the way
So many burdens might fall upon me
So many troubles that I have to face

Oh, but I won't let my spirit fail me
Oh, I won't let my spirit go
Until I get to my destination
I'm gonna take it slowly cuz I'm making it mine

Step By Step (you know I'm taking it), bit by bit (bit by bit, come move),
stone by stone (yeah), brick by brick (brick by brick by brick by brick mmm...)
Step by step (step by step uh-huh), day by day (day by day-ee),
mile by mile (ooh), go your own way.

Say it, baby, don't give up
You got to hold on to what you got,
Oh, baby, don't give up,
You got to keep on moving on don't stop (yeah yeah).
I know you're hurting, and i know you're blue,
i know you're hurting but don't let the bad things get to you.

I'm taking it step by step (ohohoh), bit by bit (bit by bit come move),
stone by stone (stone by stone yeah), brick by brick (brick by brick by brick by brick),
Step by step (i'm gonna take it now),day by day (day by day-ee),
mile by mile (ooh), go your own way!

(c'mon baby got to keep moving),
i'm taking it step by step), bit by bit,
stone by stone (yeah, stone by stone), brick by brick
c'mon baby,
step by step keep on moving, day by day (day by day-ee),
mile by mile by mile by mile,go your own way,
c'mon baby got to keep moving, bit by bit (bit by bit, bit by bit)...

Monday, June 21, 2010

Black Leather Party

Next Saturday we have our Black Leather party near the small graveyard at our island. Jenna picked that spot. As you probably know, Jenna is a Neko and love to wear gothic. What you maybe not know is that she is also a vampire. We do need some decoration for the stage, so I search the internet and found this picture of Billy Idol on the Rolling Stone magazine, issue January 31st 1985.

William Michael Albert Broad (born 30 November 1955), better known by his stage name Billy Idol, is an English rock musician. He first achieved fame in the punk rock era as a member of the band Generation X. He then embarked on a successful solo career, aided by a series of stylish music videos, making him one of the first MTV stars. Idol continues to tour with guitarist Steve Stevens and has a worldwide fan base.

Than I found the link to vampires with this:

Spike (a.k.a. William "the Bloody"), played by James Marsters, is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt for the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Spike is a vampire and played various roles on the shows, ranging from villain to comic-relief to anti-hero. He is considered a 'breakout character'.

Spike has a punk look which strongly resembles English rock musician Billy Idol; humorously, Buffy claims that Billy Idol in fact stole his look from Spike. His hair is peroxide blond for the duration of his time on Buffy and Angel, although in flashbacks it can be seen in its natural medium brown state as well as dyed black. Angel once sarcastically asked him "What color do they call that, radioactive?". He has been called "Captain Peroxide" by Xander and Angel. Xander also refers to him as "Bleach Boy" in season 5. His nails are often painted black.

There is one song of Billy Idol I like a lot.

"Eyes Without a Face" is a song by Billy Idol, co-written with guitarist Steve Stevens from Idol's 1983 album Rebel Yell. The song is softer and more ballad-like than most of the album's other singles.
Released on May 29, 1984, this was the second single from the Rebel Yell album. It was very successful and reached a high of #4 on the Billboard Charts, becoming Idol's first Top 10 hit in the U.S.
In the liner notes for the Expanded Edition of Rebel Yell, Billy Idol notes that this song was one of the first three written for the album (the other two being the title track and "(Do Not) Stand In The Shadows.") The original track was recorded in Studio A at Electric Lady Studios in New York, with a Linn drum machine and the bass parts played by Steve Webster.
The song is notable for the female voice of Perri Lister that sings 'Les yeux sans visage' (French for 'eyes without a face') as a background chorus.

Source wikipedia

"Eyes Without A Face"

I'm all out of hope
One more bad dream could bring a fall
When I'm far from home
Don't call me on the phone
To tell me you're alone
It's easy to deceive
It's easy to tease
But hard to get release

Les yeux sans visage eyes without a face
Les yeux sans visage eyes without a face
Les yeux sans visage eyes without a face
Got no human grace your eyes without a face.

I spend so much time
Believing all the lies
To keep the dream alive
Now it makes me sad
It makes me mad at truth
For loving what was you

Les yeux sans visage eyes without a face
Les yeux sans visage eyes without a face
Les yeux sans visage eyes without a face
Got no human grace your eyes without a face.

When you hear the music you make a dip
Into someone else's pocket then make a slip.
Steal a car and go to Las Vegas oh, the gigolo pool.

Hanging out by the state line,
Turning holy water into wine
Drinkin' it down, oh
I'm on a bus on a psychedelic trip
Reading murder books tryin' to stay hip.
I'm thinkin' of you you're out there so
Say your prayers.
Say your prayers.
Say your prayers.

Now I close my eyes
And I wonder why
I don't despise
Now all I can do
Is love what was once
So alive and new
But it's gone from your eyes
I'd better realise

Les yeux sans visage eyes without a face
Les yeux sans visage eyes without a face
Les yeux sans visage eyes without a face
Got no human grace your eyes without a face.
Such a human waste your eyes without a face
And now it's getting worse.

The last link is this song of Idol called white wedding:

The music video, featuring Idol attending a gothic wedding, is one of his best-known videos. The bride in the music video is played by Perri Lister, Idol's real-life girlfriend at the time. In a memorable scene from the video, Idol forces the wedding ring onto the bride's finger and cuts her knuckle. Lister insisted that her knuckle actually be cut in order for the scene to appear more realistic. MTV initially removed this scene from the video. The video was filmed in a real church outside of London.
The Web site features a "literal video" version of this song, with parody lyrics describing the actual events taking place in the video.

That concludes the search and my weird mind about the party at T.R.A.C.S. next Saturday. Hope to see you all.

Sailor Party at Sweetgrass

We where all tired, yesterday, when we went to the Sweetgrass Party and stayed shortly.

Rod did handout the vuvuzela I just got from Froukje Hoorenbeek the owner of Dutchie. (See her blog on "Blogs I'm reading ", on the left)
The vuvuzela, also known as lepatata (its Tswana name) and stadium horn, is a typical 65 cm (2 ft) plastic blowing horn that produces a loud, distinctive monotone note. A similar instrument, known as the corneta, is used in Brazil and other Latin American countries. Many types of vuvuzela, made by several manufacturers, may produce varying intensity and frequency outputs.The intensity of these outputs depends on the blowing technique and pressure exerted.

The vuvuzela is most used at football matches in South Africa.It has become a symbol of South African football as the stadiums are filled with its loud and raucous sound that reflects the exhilaration of supporters.The intensity of the sound caught the attention of the global football community during the 2009 Confederation Cup in anticipation of South Africa hosting the 2010 World Cup, though its frequent usage during sporting events raised health and safety concerns.
The vuvuzela has been the subject of controversy. Its high sound pressure levels at close range can lead to permanent hearing loss for unprotected ears after extensive exposure. In one test, the maximum sound output varied between 113 and 131 dBA. In response to the controversy, a new model has a modified mouthpiece that reduces the volume by 20 dB. However, international commentators, players and audiences call to ban vuvuzelas at football matches.

Gany send me the picture he made of the winners.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Yachting & Sailing Party

Yesterday we had our first party on a spot on the island. The first was at the yacht harbour near Tim's house. After a slow start, Joaopedro came and did bring a lot of his friends.
After some time we had 25 people on the Sim, most where heavily equipped with there attachment so we became laggy.
I was happy that an old friend came back to our party.
Next week Jenna will be DJing and she picked the Clonmacnoise part where the small old ruin and graveyard is, for her black leather party.