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Hippiestock 2017

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HIppiestock photo taken from Hippie Bowman’s flicker

Hippiestock 2017! Jan 21st 9am – 8pm

YES! All day long party and live Music!

You defiantly want to save this date and come by to join the party!

Hippiestock has been happening in Second Life since 2011.

Hippie Bowman puts this event on and originally came up with the idea to have a party with his second life Forum family.

Iam a late comer to this event but since 2014, I have gone to every one and loved it!

It is a party of the year not to miss!

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Peace from Tem Haalan HIppiestock 6

SO come on over Hippie is busy Building the site.

You are always welcome to come by and visit at

Lagrange Point Spaceport! Your teleport here.

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Jed Luckless and skyfire at Hippiestock 5

See you there ~ Owl

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Spilling Juel Tones

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If you haven’t Heard of Suzen Juel Resistance in second life then you live under a virtual rock. Suzen is a Second Life musician icon she has been rocking the grid since 2004.

Listening to her original lyrics you get a sense of some of the wild times she has experienced in her life and our virtual world Second Life. Suzen’s talented guitar style and lyrics are wonderful to hear she slides and rhythmically thumps her accompaniment as she belts out her songs.

Suzen also paints in her real life. She spills her talented thoughts and mind twists onto canvas expressing her thoughts artistically. Currently She has received a LEA grant of a sim to build paint express herself on.

Spilling Juel Tones! @ Lea4

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Juel tones is mind blowingly colorful it’s like an acid trip exploded and melted into the landscape. Her art from her real life is dispersed through out the sim creating and making the vibe and tone of the experience.

Jan 14th is the First of 3 events she will hold with 10 hours of Live Music.

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9am – POETRY with Janice & Suzen

10am – James Morrison (Gandalf)

11am – MarkAllen Jensen

12pm – Frederico Botelho – Bohemian

1pm – J Lively

2pm – Suzen JueL Resistance

3pm – Noma Falta Vallery Barbin

4pm – Steve Griffiths

5pm -Ren and Quai

6pm – Komuso – Paul Cohen (damn!)

7pm – Sean Kagalis

and More To be announced>

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I had the opportunity to ask Suzen a few Questions…

  • Suzen you are obviously passionate about your music and Art.
  • What would you say is your main motivator to create?

“My main motivator to create is a push of thought that is so powerful it can’t be ignored. The logical reason however is…(like Dylan once said, I don’t like the songs I hear so I wrote my own)….I don’t like a lot of things I see around me….blank walls, silent rooms, no color….So I wanted to create things that make my eyes happy, songs that make someone…somewhere…feel what I’m feeling. We all express what is inside of us in different ways. Some people are vocally expressive, others express through fixing things, or creating lavish meals, or simply cleaning a space around them…..it all has a purpose. I become overwhelmed with an emotion of sorts and it comes out through color or sound.”

  • Have you found therapeutic or mental relief from your expressive music writing or artistic expression?

“Art and Music ARE my built in therapy….it puts me in my Zen Mode. Listening to others music, seeing what colors others create with their words, their emotions…..It’s almost as if the ‘Creator’ of the human race gave me art/music as my ‘release valve’ knowing that my mind would be in constant overdrive….it IS my release, and I’m thankful and blessed that others find some sort of beautiful chaos or unusual calm in what I do.

(It goes both ways )”

  • Who was your most memorable musical influence?

“My most memorable influence……there isn’t a ‘most memorable’ there are a series of them, but mostly my family. There was always music on in our house and if there was no music there was music being made. My grandpa Jule played several instruments and hand made my first guitar. His brother made expensive and beautiful violins. My Grandpa Jule also played the accordion, harmonica and anything that made a sound. My parents had this friend….NEAL was his name and he played the mouth harp…I was fascinated with it……Those were my influences….people who just created sounds and pictures. My grandpa was also a painter and a cartoonist. My mother played guitar, organ, banjo and other instruments…..Music surrounded me.”

  • Who was the Artist that moved you to the point of wanting to create your art?

“I’ll have to say Picasso was absolutely one of my favorites. I didn’t know much about art, I still don’t…but my eyes always roamed to the Bold Jewel Tones, Bright Screaming Colors and my mind would put them together like jigsaw puzzles…forming shapes and colors in my mind.

I realized in my late teens that I often drew the colors and shapes of sounds, and the colors and shapes were much like Picasso (this was before I really even looked at Picasso’s work) those colors were just ‘mine’ I wanted them all around me

So I started painting them (later in my late 20’s). I was very good in my High School art classes but didn’t realize THEN that it would be something I would always gravitate towards. It was so natural to me to create things that I never once thought of it as ‘being an artist’ until I was in my late 20’s…..so strange to think back on it like that!”

  •  What got you motivated to apply for a LEA grant?

“The LEA Grant. My friend ‘Dove’ suggested I apply for a LEA Grant…to which I responded ‘What IS a LEA Grant’….

When she told me, I said ‘Oooo noooo, I can’t do that. I wouldn’t even know HOW to do that..both applying OR doing an art install, I’d be lost’.

I applied on a spur of the moment impulse several weeks afterwards and then forgot about it completely. Several Months Later I receive an email that they were looking through the names etc…and a few weeks after that I was asked if I’d be interested in moving forward with an Art Install. As nervous as I was…..I thought ‘no better way to learn than just JUMP in’ and that’s exactly how it happened. I went in without any well written plan and decided to do the LEA Sim the same way I do any kind of art…I just begin and let it take me where it takes me…..So what people see on the LEA4 Sim ‘Spilling JueL Tones’ is a ‘spillage’ of sorts of ……a different kind of ‘me’…the kind on the inside. Without realizing what I was doing (which is almost always how my art or music happens) it turns out I built most all of it around various lyrics in my songs, thoughts that scare the LIVING HELL out of me, symbolic images of how various things represent themselves in my mind. I can’t get into each little piece and thought and fear and beautiful shape….but I can say, some of my insides NO DOUBT spilled out on that sim.”

  • What was the “thing” that brought Spilled Juel Tones to life?

“What brings it to life…………..is the messages I get from those that went to see it………….THAT’s the LIFE it brings, it’s the life it gives……….”

“Looking forward to the First of 2 or 3 shows happening on Jan 14th…..That’s when all the life really comes together!”

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Thank you Suzen!

Suzen Juel  on the web

  • Photos Of Spilling Juel Tones by Owl at Suzen Juel’s LEA Build

 

 

 

 

 

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Blindboy Gumbo

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Photo @ Commune utopia 2014 By Jamisson Burnstein

Blindboy Gumbo

Nov 30th @ 12pm slt

Commune Utopia

Blindboy Gumbo is a musician that impresses on so many levels! His creative original songwriting, his skilled slide guitar, his sense of humor, the sexy accent and his swank fashion style all combine to make Blindboy memorable in every way! Once you hear and experience Blindboy you will be hooked! I am.

This is real talent shared from his soul!

Blindboy’s Original Music with Fuschia Nightfire’s Video skills!

This Video wa in the MachinimUWA III February 2011

The list of sim’s used is in the video description.

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Classic Blindboy slide!

Northern Englishman Blindboy Gumbo is a songwriter who blends an urban mix of slide guitar and Rock, with a hint of Alternative Country into an exciting spicy gumbo within an acoustic setting that is both familiar and inviting.

This Geordie knows how to use classic inspirations, to fuel a new generation of tunes to leave you with eargasms.

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“Any performer capable of bringing soulful melody to a song about an adult toy is one worth listening to, and Blindboy Gumbo’s cheeky sense of humour defines his on-stage presence – along with his gruff and gravelled voice and the kick of his slide guitar. All just part of his irresistible Northern UK charm” Willow Caldera

Thank you for stopping by do join us Wednesday @ Commune Utopia

Kicking off at

11am  Dj Michael Strange is a Stranger in a Strange Land.

12pm Is Live Music by Blindly Gumbo

7-9 pm is Bard Wasp with a Unique set of Garage Psychedelia

~owl

Mimi Carpenter Live ~ Commune Utopia!

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MIMI CARPENTER 

A French musician who has been playing guitar and singing in Second Life in English, in French, in German, since September 2006.Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of musical styles, Mimi is eclectic and her repertoire includes covers with strong rock, indie and pop influences, originals all accompanied by her acoustic guitar.

Mimi is a warm sweet musical experience that gets you dancing in your chair and leaves you smiling and warm!
MIMI is an experience you need to have!

More Mimi on Sound Cloud or her you tube channel

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Join us in Second Life @ Commune Utopia!

11 am Commune Utopia  features DJ Epicurean

12 pm  Live Music By Mimi Carpenter

 7pm – 9pm Late night with Dj Bard Wasp

Tune in turn on come on out and play!!

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Party @ Commune Utopia! photo by owl
Party @ Commune Utopia! photo by owl

Thank you for stopping by my blog ~ Owl

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Pol Arida at Commune Utopia!

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Photo of Commune Utopia by owl

Woodstock Wednesday happens every week at Commune Utopia!

Dj Michael Strange

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Michael Strange is a Stranger in a Strange Land. He is a human who was raised by Martians. He is still trying to understand what it means to be a human in the weird world of SL. However, he has discovered that he loves listening to and sharing most types of music. You will love the music he plays, his ability to comply with almost every request, and his offbeat sense of humor.

Nov 16th Features Live Music By: 

POL ARIDA

@ 12pm

POl Is Amazing and not to be missed!

Pol Arida’s `Hammer` Guitar style is widely regarded as unique, where the guitar is hit hundreds of times per minute to produce a multi-instrument sound.

The Hitchcock of songwriting” Nick Cave

“One of the most unique Guitarists on the planet” NME

“out on his own as a songwriter” BBC Radio

“Pain in the Ass” His Mum

“When all around us appears false then the only thing left is to think.” POL

Pol Arida is one of my favorite Second life musicians. The man has made the hammered guitar style very much his own and his originals bring lyrics that make you think. Pol expresses himself incredibly well through his music. I always leave his shows with my brain on fire with ideas and new ways of thinking.

Like many old school punk rockers his work may seem dark however when you listen you realize its not dark its expressing the dark, opening eyes and screaming look.

Pol Arida’s blog

All things POL

Above Videos from Pol’s you tube channel.

Late night brings us:

Dj Bard Wasp

7-9pm slt

A Unique set of Garage Psychedelia

Most of what I’ll be playing are garage psychedelic and from mostly unknown bands with a sprinkling of more well known bands like Spirit, It’s a Beautiful Day, Jefferson Airplane, 13th Floor Elevators, etc. etc.

Devoted to all those cool overdriven, fuzz laden, echo heavy, wha wha’d out sounds of the mid to late 60’s and even bands that came after them, emulating the same thing.

Tune in Turn on come on by Commune Utopia

Everyone is welcome.

Thank you for checking out my blog

Come join everyone and me Wednesday!

~Owl