Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I Don't Think He's Full of Crap, but He Thinks He's Full of Crap ... about Penguins

From Crap Mariner: "DD sent me a really cool personalized track that inspired this odd tale.
Many thanks to Brad/DD, and here's the story..."

Commonly known as the Drabble, 100 word stories are an extremely brief form of flash-fiction. My obsessive-compulsive nature forces me to write them, record them, and then publish them here for all the world to enjoy or ridicule. Recently, other talented and tortured writers have joined me in my quest to combine brevity with what we hope is wit. Every Saturday, a new Weekly Challenge will be posted. I'll offer up a topic or theme which you will use as the inspiration to write and record your own 100 word story. Then, send them to me via email so I can include them in a podcasted collection for all to enjoy. --Crap Mariner

EDIT: The tune is now posted at

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Relay for Life of Second Life: Relay Raiders RAVE for the Cure Rave-a-Thon ~ Wednesday April 30th, 2008

Relay for Life of Second Life
April 30th, 2008 Relay Raiders RAVE for the Cure 24 Hour Rave-a-Thon
12am to 12am

On the Haute Couture Sim

TUNE IN : (To tune in, play this URL in media player or ITunes.... you don't go to the webpage.)

Second Life Time / Live DJ Lineup:

12am DjOsiris Darkstone ...House: Tech & Minimal
1am DJxHalloween Boa ...House: Tech & Funky
2am Captain Switchblade ...Breaks: Dubstep
3am Elfay Pinkdot ...Freestyle
4am DJSVEN Newman ...Drum-n-Bass
5am Amber Mills ...HardTek
6am Eris Alexandre ...House: Electro
7am Stefan Chrousch ...Techno: Electro
8am Coca Supercharge ...House & Trance: Bangin' Hard
9am Twain Decosta ...Drum-n-Bass: Liquidfunk
10am Doubledown Tandino ...Breaks: Funky
11am Phar Hand ...PowerRave
12pm Brad Infinity ...House: Progressive, Tribal, & Electro
1pm Myla Vuckovic ...House: Electro, Tech, & Minimal
2pm Amanda Shinji ...Electro
3pm Cher Harrington ...Rock & Party Jams
4pm Clastix Enzo ...Progressive
5pm Arcan Chemistry ...House: Electro
6pm Init Hubble ...House: Tech, Progressive, & Electro
7pm DJColdFront Revolution ...Trance: Progressive & Electro
8pm Shad Raffke ...Psytrance
9pm Nitron Xi ...Hard House & NRG
10pm Healer Ladybird ...Psytrance
11pm Surprise

May - The Music Continues with a full month of live musicians and singers!
DJ Lineup & Flier by Doubledown Tandino Broadcast Streams provided by The Stream Team
Special Thanks to Moxie Polano, Forda Fairlane & Emee Flanagan for the use of the area & Moxie Polano for the build!

Any updated info will be at:

SL publications, blogs, and news outlets: Please use this info for posting needs.

Slim Warrior, Redzone, DJ-Jenns in Performing Musician Magazine

Saturday, April 26, 2008

A Warm Thank You to ALL My Visitors from Around the World

We all know the "world wide web" is worldwide.... duh....

I wanted to say I was touched when I checked the list of visitor's locations to this blog. Of course people from all over the world can come to the blog (duh).... but it's very cool to see I am reaching very cool spots around the globe. I want to thank all of my visitors, and keep on coming back.
Thank you to:

United States North Babylon, New York
United States Knoxville, Tennessee
United States Exeter, New Hampshire
United Kingdom London
Germany Oldenburg, Niedersachsen
South Africa Verwoerdburg, Gauteng
Brazil Charqueadas, Rio Grande do Sul
United States Winter Park, Florida
United Kingdom Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
United Kingdom Stoke-on-Trent
South Africa Midrand, Gauteng
United States Providence, Rhode Island
United States West Palm Beach, Florida
Italy Milan, Lombardia
United States West Palm Beach, Florida
Germany Berlin
United States Homer, Louisiana
United States Metairie, Louisiana
Iran, Islamic Republic of Tehran
United Kingdom Northampton, Northamptonshire
United States Nashville, Tennessee
United States North Hollywood, California
Taiwan Taichung, T'ai-wan
United States Narberth, Pennsylvania
United Kingdom Hemel Hempstead, Hertford
United States Statesville, North Carolina
Canada Kingston, Ontario
United Kingdom Oldham
India Chandigarh
Netherlands Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
United States Pompano Beach, Florida
Macedonia Skopje, Karpos
United States Witter, Arkansas
Japan Narashino, Chiba
Norway Oslo
Ireland Bray, Wicklow
United States Norfolk, Virginia
United States Greensboro, North Carolina
United States Cape Coral, Florida
United Kingdom Liverpool
Italy Rome, Lazio
Switzerland Yverdon, Vaud
United States Muskegon, Michigan
Belgium Antwerp, Antwerpen
United States Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
United States Los Angeles, California
Germany Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
United States Bellevue, Washington
United States Metairie, Louisiana
Japan Mitaka, Tokyo
Slovenia Ljubljana, Bohinj
United States New York
South Africa Johannesburg, Gauteng
United States Fort Walton Beach, Florida
and tons of other places

Coffee & Pajamas - 100th SHOW! - Saturday, April 26 -8am-10am (slt)

Coffee & Pajamas - 100th SHOW! - Saturday, April 26 -8am-10am (slt)

Featuring DJ Elfay Pinkdot

Friday, April 25, 2008

Blog Love for Dizzy Banjo

I wanted to get you all over to Dizzy Banjo's blog, and even moreso get you over to listen to his work. He is an amazing "SL sounds creationist" ... a content creator of sound.

Here at Dizzy Banjo we can provide you with bespoke audio branding, audio logos, original music and sound design to lift your meta-presence to a new level.

Dizzy Banjo Music and Sound is a mixed reality music company, primarily based in London but working throughout the metaverse. We provide bespoke original music, audio branding, audio logos and sound design. We have our own dedicated media production studio, a pool of talented voiceover artists, musicians, programmers and engineers, and work in a wide range of styles - just what you need to enhance your project.

Our clients have included : Visit Mexico ( major new Second Life location ), Sony ( Playstation 3 game in development ), Revlon, Boosey and Hawkes Media, Fontana, Cesky Rozhlas ( Czech national radio ), Zero G, Curve Studios, Red Silk Arts, HRH The Queen of England / Jersey Heritage Trust and many more.

Please contact lead composer Dizzy Banjo :

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Apr 21 - Delicious Dish with DJ Doubledown - Mondays (1p-3p) @ Havens Paradise

Monday April 21st - 1pm-3pm (slt)


DJ Dr. Funkendown Tandino spins the best in 70s & 80s funk + a $2000L ReRun disco & break dancing competition sponsored by Ravelong

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Let's Talk Music - Thursdays - Starts Thurs, 3 April

Today Thursday, 17th April, 11:30am - 12:3pm sltL


LETS TALK MUSIC is a brand new and truly original 13-week TV debating program covering every aspect of today’s music industry – LIVE on ONE TV

Starts Thurs, 3 April at 8.30pm

Lets Talk Music is a music debating show that brings together a diverse panel of 4 music experts each week to discuss current music news, issues and topics, who will take direct questions from a Live studio audience.

Each week different topics are chosen, as well as different panel members form Malta and from the UK to suit each topic.

Lets Talk Music not only promises to be exciting, fun, informative, and stimulating, but promotes a positive future for the business of music and the arts, where Malta can benefit very much, culturally and economically from the honest opinions and individual insights that will be revealed each week.

Lets Talk Music is a public tool that brings music back where it belongs – to the fans and artists, empowering them with knowledge and inspiring them with thoughts and experiences from some of the most successful music people around the world.

Lets Talk Music also supports talent, and each week provided a platform for one act to perform at the end of each show to adding to the entertainment.

This 13- week LIVE show is brought to you by Goodwine Productions and ONE TV, and is hosted by Tony Moore.

Week 1 Thursday 3rd April Radio Week
Week 2 Thursday 10th April Artists Week
Week 3 Thursday 17th April PRS / BMI / ASCAP
Week 4 Thursday 24th April Music Law & Business In General
Week 5 Thursday 1st May Eurovision
Week 6 Thursday 8th May Hit Song
Week 7 Thursday 15th May Publishing
Week 8 Thursday 22nd May Record Producers
Week 9 Thursday 29th May Managers & Management
Week 10 Thursday 5th June Press, Marketing & Promotion
Week 11 Thursday 12th June Session & Tribute Artists
Week 12 Thursday 19th June The Internet
Week 13 Thursday 26th June School & Education
Lets Talk Music in Metaverse Messenger Apr 22

Voicedude Reinoir -- Inspire Space Park -

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

April 24 - Virtual Africa Launch - Second Life Africa

Please come and join us on Thursday 24 April for an exiting programme on the first annual Africa Day in Second Life, hosted by Uthango with support of Orange from their island. ‘Virtual Africa’ and the adjacent ‘Robben Island’ with its African Rain (club) will be launched on the same day!
The popular DJ Doubledown will conclude the day at 16:30 SLT with a party for our guests at the new, spectacular African Rain, a club for Virtual Africa, designed partly pro-bono by Eshi Otawara.

this is the SL Africa club slurl:

Virtual Africa is an initiative of Uthango Social Investments, a registered NGO based in Cape Town, South Africa. You are welcome to check CIPRO the offical SA Registrar of Companies for our details or contact us via our company's Co-Founder and Director in-world, Alanagh Recreant.

Virtual Africa is currently in development and will become a unique Orientation Gateway that may add value to the SL experience for old and new residents in the metaverse. Uthango drives the project together with a small team of volunteers and (soon) professional developers, and welcomes you to collaborate and discuss possibilities. We were delighted to hear Philip Rosedale, CEO of LL, speaking about the importance of these gateways and look forward to bring you a special african immersive environment.

Together with Virtual Africa, we plan the Bottom-of-the-Pyramic Innovation Centre that will showcase ingenuity in Africa and for Africa - specifically in relation to the strategies of companies and social entrepreneurs to make the world a better place. This is one of our main reasons for being in SL - to connect with creative, lateral-thinking people that could solve complex problems - like the ones we face daily in our first world. In this context, we are also busy with the pototype of the Uthango African Roundtable aimed at educational institutions that would like to spend time researching the views of people in Africa. Hopefully, we will soon be able to bring in the voices of african residents as well, as SL is currently a bit skew in its global diversity :)

You are welcome to join our group: Second Life Africa to keep track of our developments, or the following blog:

Uthango has been extremely fortunate to be in the media the past few months, which has hightened the SL profile in Africa and globally: Here are a few links:





Your financial support is appreciated, but more than this, we really treasure the interest in our work and your own social network. Please feel free to tell others about our projects and visit our website:

We can only be here with integrity if we find specific ways to harness the power of virtual worlds for Africa and our 18 461 real life clients that are NOT here today... Please assist us in doing so! We need all the help we can get...

Thank you very much!
See you soon!
Personal note from Eshi Otawara:
"That week I have learned of some of the very difficult (as well as some shocking) issues South African people live with every day and I got a completely different perspective on what Uthango's efforts are. I have also spent some time with Alanagh Recreant and got to know her beyond the 'social networker' that she is. I have always admired her drive to keep Uthango's presence in SL and doing so very successfully for a much longer time then most companies do with plenty of resources- so getting to know what made Alanagh to commit her life to this kind of work was inspiring to me.
IT was one of those strange moments when you feel the person next to you might have just seen the same image in their head, but you cannot talk about it much because verbalizing it only waters down the experience. We both agreed Africa needs 'rain', and African Rain was born.
It was intended to be a 'vision in a brief moment in time' - something dreamlike yet achievable - more then a 'building' for people to come and inhabit. I used huge prims to separate the vision from the rest of the 'world' or even to protect it, and tried to best translate the image and emotion I experienced upon learning more about the Uthango project." --Eshi Otawara

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

uk human beatbox - Roni Size Beats

Drew & Doubledown

Although I'm dying to tell everyone the scoop, I simply cannot until the project is complete.
But, since SL is completely not working for me and I won't even be inworld today, I just cannot keep quiet on this anymore, I'm too excited.... .....I will share this , and only this much:

This is Drew Carey at Ravelong DJ and Club Shop :O)
more info to come when the time is right.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Second Life is UCKED ya 'Mutha Uckers'

SL has been horrible for me this past week. I have things to do, people to friend, objects to rez, dolphin tatas to buy.... anyway, here's a tune to fit the week

"Delicious Dish" - DJ Doubledown Mondays - (Apr 14 Cancelled) Back on the 12st. 1pm-3pm @ Havens Paradise

The new party "Delicious Dish" is already making huge waves in the SL party world. Not only was the first event a huge success, but it made it as:

From Reuters: By Adam Reuters

Dance music fans will be in their element at this party which will include electronica, house, funk and disco with DJ Doubledown and guests.
CANCELLED - Delicious Dish: April 14th 1p-3p slt
Because of SL being tempermental and also because Doubledown's own ISP is wishy-washy, this event was cancelled.
Preview into next weeks party: April 21st - 1p-3p slt
DJ Dr. Funkendown Tandino best of 70s & 80s Funk Mix
+ a $2000L ReRun Dance Competition sponsored by Ravelong

Virtual world offers bands global stage

A story about our very own Slim Warrior made it to Reuters News. That's the RL Reuters! Personally, I read the SL Reuters and reporter Eric is great. However, I think most of the rest of the world, some-100s-a-millions-a-people read the RL Reuters news. WAY TO GO SLIMMMMIE!!!

Virtual world offers bands global stage
By Dominique Vidalon - Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:38pm EDT

PARIS (Reuters) - Leo Wolff, a woman who joined the online world of Second Life in 2005, bought a small plot of virtual land with eight other musicians and opened the "Virtual Garage" to showcase and perform their music.

Her online character, or avatar, Slim Warrior was the first British musician to perform in the popular virtual world with its own currency and a growing economy. She was also the first to duet online with another artist based as far away as Texas.

... it continues... read the entire story on Reuters HERE

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Profile Pick Reward System - Increase your Position in the NEW SL Search

From Haller & Miles comes a new and very cool way to get your Second Life location higher and higher in the new search.
This system automatically pays people to add and keep your location in their profile picks.
The more people with your place in their profile picks, the higher you'll appear in the new search.

This reward system is now available at RAVELONG:

"The Wall" in Second Life


The Cybernetic Art Research Project proudly presents...

On July 21 1990, nine months after the dismantlement of the Berlin Wall, Roger Waters and an all-star cast performed "The Wall" at the Potzdamer Platz in Berlin. The performance was watched by a live audience of 250,000 and an estimated half-billion people on television…

And now, an international team of artists working with the Cybernetic Art Research Project (CARP) bring "The Wall" to Second Life ™...

SATURDAY 12th APRIL 2008 2pm
SUNDAY 13th APRIL 2008 2pm

The CARP Wall Team:

Creative Director: Debbie Trilling (UK)
Producer: Velazquez ‘The Global Wizard’ Bonetto (Germany)
Wall Design: Elfod Nemeth (UK)
Giant Animated Puppets: Duggy Bing (US)
Costumes & Animations: Caravaggio Bonetto (Austria)
Music: Junivers Stockholm (Sweden) & Josina Burgess (Holland)
Machinema: Eifachfilm Vacirca (Switzerland)

with valuable contributions from:

Scio Kamanchi (US)
Celeste Moonlight (US)
DJ Jenns (UK)
Adec Alexandria (UK)
George W Bush (US)
and, of course, Pink Floyd's incredible album 'The Wall'

Selection of performance photos:

Doubledown Note: I was not able to attend personally, however Morris Vig of Second Arts got a phenominal set of photography from the event.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Blended Reality: A look at bringing Second Life into Real Life

I was given this to check out by Joanna from Masters of Digital Media Program. Thanks Joanna!

Posted on
Posted By: Tina Wood Apr 2nd @ 3:08 PM

Blended Reality: A look at bringing Second Life into Real Life

Postponed (again?) - Max Marina Boat Show @ The Yacht Club - 4pm

SL has been majorly crappy. On top of that generally USA ISPs aren't doing too well this past week. Some events have been postponed, while others I couldn't get to.

I heard word the Max Marina Yacht Club event went onward on April 12th, with a DJ <-- I'll replace this with the DJs name as soon as I know). I will update here when I speak with Max. We may have a 'part deux'

Famed furniture designer Maximilian Milosz is having a party at his Yacht Club!

April 12th - 4pm-6pm slt
with DJ Doubledown Tandino on the tuuunes.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Primal Forest Photo Safari Contest - Thursday 15 - 1p-3p (slt)

UPDATE - The April 11th event had been postponed, the new date is Thursday MAY 15th.

From Fab Outlander of Orange Island comes Create Programme Project Shows!

From the Orange Island Blog:

Avatar Heroes - Second Life on The Daily Show - April 7, 2008

Reuters posted it too

Monday, April 7, 2008

"Delicious Dish" - New DJ Doubledown Weekly - Mondays - 1pm-3pm @ Havens Paradise

Hello real life and second life friends,

Doubledown Tandino here :O) I have a new event I am starting.

Mondays .... starting April 7th.... 1pm-3pm (slt) (that's 4pm-6pm est)
feat. DJ Doubledown & Special Guests

A live music party that takes place at Haven's Paradise in Second Life
& live over the internet every week. The music styles will include
live original electronica, plus house, nujazz, funk, and disco in a DJ mixset.
This weekly event is also to show creation, imagination, and collaboration in SL.
There will be art shows, firework displays, and more interesting creative surprises.

I'd love for you all any Monday you can make it.

If you are a SL blog, news outlet, or magazine with event listings relating to free music and art within SL, please feel free to post this party information for any upcoming Monday event.

Here is the link to the flier

Thank you

Thursday, April 3, 2008

 is a site I found for buying electronic music. Most DJs tend to use ...but there are other electronic music sites where you can find very unique tunes from the underground. Also, beatsdigital is great for electronic artists too. Sign up and start selling your music HERE

Very cool site, check it out.
From the website:

Who are we?
BeatsDigital is THE place for DJs and dance music fans to download high quality, legal MP3s in all genres of dance music and electronica.
We are here to provide digital DJs with the fastest dance music download store anywhere on the web!
We are, of course, very passionate about the music but additionally our background runs right back to the dawn of the Internet. Our team brings unrivalled expertise to Beats Digital. We are experts in web application development, hosting infrastructure, data delivery and rights management.
Our system design and development draws on best practices across the Internet to bring a world-class service to our users.
Why are we here?
We are developing our platform from the ground up to unite the music makers with the music fans - to bring the music you like direct to your screen. This is your chance to really participate in the music industry. Its you that makes music evolve as much as the artists and labels producing the sounds. Your choices and tastes shape the music landscape. Our system will involve you the user more than any other, creating an online community who can interact with each other, with the labels, and ultimately with the artists.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

"Wanderbits" hits #1 on

#1 on the charts!!!!! UNBELIEVABLE.
Check out the tune HERE
SL Musicians on The 61 REPREZENT!

What? So Aparently I'm supposed to say April Fool's after I pull something?

Ok.... so I'm not leaving SL. I have absolutely no reason to..... so, April Fools....

.. but what I don't get, is why do I need to say "haha April fools" .... why can't I just ride this one out through the summer?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Doubledown Quits Performing in Second Life!!!!!

Due to nasty immature abusive behavior from a group within Second Life, I, Doubledown Tandino will no longer be performing in Second Life. This group has destroyed what I have worked for in one swoop exploiting a SL exploit... I don't even feel like talking about it.... I am so disgusted right now, I will never perform in SL again, I may only enter once more to say my farewells....

your soured second life resident:
doubledown tandino
R.I.P 4/1/08

New Broadcasting & Recording Tool (Thanks Komuso!)

Komuso Tokugawa of found a cool new broadcasting program, which is also great for recording shows.

Komuso: "I’ve been testing a very cool little xplatform open source streaming application.
A small learning curve, and then you can finally dump SAM, Simplecast, and that clunky winamp/shoutcast dsp plugin. Version 1.8 just released with updates to the recording function. Does both shoutcast and icecast, and records your stream at different [ie: higher] bitrate than the outgoing stream - perfect for live recordings."

Read more and get the program on Sonicviz