Sonicity Radio featuring SL Musicians

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Slow Bake is Headed West

Slow Bake radio is on summer break!  What!  Why?  Isn't that exactly when we need radio?   So true, but I am moving West!  I have so much to do to pack to relocate from the Heartland to California!

Belinda will help me get situated, and when we are finally settled, Slow Bake will be on air again!   Sundays noon to 2PM SLT, streaming from SL Live Radio.

I am going to live so close to the headquarters of Second Life, that I will be able to stand on my roof and the shout the show to you all!   So thanks for listening these past six years, and we are not going away!  Belinda and I might be hard to find for awhile, but as one of California's most famous governors has said, and is so well-known for saying - "I'll be back!"   Well, we will be back playing the best of SL's music scene soon enough! 

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Beat Goes On

The Coming of Age Party! 

SL Music Fest continues Sunday, June 26!  

'All around me are familiar faces' - Mad World

Screenshots from Cale's music video

Starting the afternoon line-up is talented Zachh Caleif you have not heard him yet, you will be pleasantly surprised at his magnificently warm, but strong vocals, and piano prowess.  He's opened for Seth Regan (Mankind Tracer) and performed alongside many of the SL greats!  Listen to his cover of Mad WorldAs the song says, in a sense, we are all "children waiting for the day they feel good, happy birthday, happy birthday" to all of us.   He kills it here:

Zachh delivers passion to the lyrics, which fit with the coming of age of Second Life.  All the people we have met, loved and lost in SL become part of our strange world.  Even when we move on, the memories remain.  SL musicians like Zachh bring us that passion when they perform. 
Zachh is represented by Whispering Sands Promotions; learn more about him:

Sunday-afternoon, the festival features:  
4PM               Zachh Cale  
4:30PM          Mavenn 
5PM               Shannon Oherlihy
5:30PM          Ambrosia Kamala

6PM               Effinjay
6:30PM          Spiral Sands
7PM               AMForte Clarity
7:30PM          Psiquence 

Other weekend performers (June 24-26th) have included JueL Resistance, Phoenix J, Taka Coeur, Tempio Breil, Engrama, Zoz Quandry, Oblee, Evely Lane, Toxic Darkmatter, Jerry Angel, Paul Nowles, Tzaryna Gracemount, (The Vinnie Show) Acoustic Rhapsody. 

Remember your music roots this weekend!
All times SLT @ SL13B Stage Left

Remember as well, Sunday 2PM, as a separate event, Seth Regan presents the Celebration of Life in honor of Brandy (Kalli Birman) at Key West.   Details on a prior posting

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Second Life's 13th Anniversary Begins!

How time files!  I am not quite the teenager;  I will be 10 years old soon.  Yet, SL has been a major part of my life since I arrived in 2006.   I have dear friends here, and much of my RL work springs from here.   I have experimented with building, fashion, machinima, storytelling and journalism as well as so many forms of creativity in SL.   I have hosted a radio show for more than 6 years in Second Life.   

The official SL 13B celebration begins NOON SLT today!  Sunday, June 19th!   The actual birthday is this Thursday.  The details can be found here:

This Sunday, I will be playing an unofficial tribute show to SL musicians who have shared their talent with us, both long-timers and newcomers.   It's another historic edition of SLOW Bake on SL Live Radio this Sunday.

Also, Happy Father's Day to real and SL Dads!   To me, it's all real!

Join me and hostess Belinda Barnes for Slow Bake as we celebrate SL's birthday, dad's day, and being one big happy SL family!

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Seth Regan's Celebration of Brandy's Life - RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 26th

Slow Bake on SL Live Radio has featured many SL musicians and among those greats is Seth Regan (formerly known as Mankind Tracer).  I have blogged him in my own columns, wrote about him for Best of SL Magazine, and attended his numerous shows, as many as I could.  Beside him through his many SL performances was his manager Brandy (Kalli Birman).  She was the go-to person, fun, friendly, helpful, and caring.    She contributed to the SL music scene, and to everyone's life in small and big ways.   She passed away last week, after having bravely battled cancer.  Her story is best shared by her longtime friend, musician Seth Regan, who will return to SL to pay tribute to her life at Key West.  Come prepared to remember the good times.   Let's honor SL music through her life, for she indeed was a big part of it.

Jot down Sunday June 26th, 2PM in your SL Calendar.  That's the rescheduled date for the 'Celebration of Life' in honor of a wonderful woman who many of us knew as core to the SL music scene.  

It is times like these that Second Life is truly a community.  We are not merely icons, personas, avatars - but let us acknowledge how real and fragile we are, and how together we are a collective entity that can change the world!

Seth Regan has shared a statement on his Facebook regarding the rescheduling and the significance of this event.  Donations are welcomed to help her children.   


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Slow Bake is hosted by SL Live Radio, most Sundays (12-2pm SLT)

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Featuring - The Wind - POL Arida's New Download!

One of my favorite RL/SL artists Scotland's POL Arida kicked off June by releasing the track "The Wind. "  Drop it as a download from the site

POL Arida's music will sweep you away into an amazing soundscape, framed by his talented producer Willie Logan.   This track features the haunting voice of Amanda Lyon.   That's why I will be featuring "The Wind" this Sunday on Slow Bake as well as other POL Arida tracks.

Watch the video for 'The Wind' (POL Arida - Willie Logan, FT Amanda Lyon)

Thank POL for another powerful tune and artistic song/video.  His voice, while unique to his own style, is reminiscent (at least to me) of Springsteen.  Perhaps he is Scotland's Boss.    I do know he is certainly one of our best in SL.  You can connect to POL Arida on Facebook to review/download his tracks, watch videos and for info on his gigs; there you can also access the accomplished sounds of Willie Logan, producer, singer, and guitarist. 

As I prepared this blog entry, I listened to Arida's music, as well as some of Logan's covers.   Great stuff!     I would love to hear more from Amanda Lyon too.    

Catch "The Wind" on Slow Bake this Sunday, noon to 2pm SLT, SL Live Radio!  
noon to 2pm SLT.   

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Slow Bake is hosted by SL Live Radio, most Sundays (12-2pm SLT)

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Remember to Remember, SL Music is One Way

Remember to remember today!  Today in the US is a weekend of commemoration. It is typically dedicated to those who died in war, but some extend that sentiment to all those who have passed on, and left us here to our memories.  Collectively, so many have contributed to our daily lives, particularly for those who have been blessed with good mentors.  Some come into virtual worlds like Second Life, and create their own families to fill or complement their needs and desires.

I am not going to commemorate or even celebrate war here today.  Conflict comes in many forms, and there is always a cost to any freedom.  I know many people have given their life on behalf of civil rights.   Those struggles continue today.    Some of our struggles might seem small to others, but for each of us, there are burdens we need to put behind us.  Ghosts that bind us to the past.  Reflect on what has been, honor those who have contributed, and look toward the future.

This weekend, I say let's create memories as well  - honoring those trying to make a difference in our lives, from social justice, health care, to love for one another on every level.   In all our differences, may we cherish the diversity that makes us unique.   May we seek our commonalities rather than what separates us.

Music is a connecting force that has the power to unite us, and to bring us together into communities of hope.  May we even find ways to learn about each other through our various musical preferences, and let not that divide us either.

Let us remember those who have lived before us, and let us hope they have lived well - and truly say they have spent their life as a positive contribution in their own way, be it small or grand.

And remember, you can make a difference in Second Life, too - real people are impacted by what you do and say - and even sing!

Here's to our memories, sad and sweet.    Here's to summer on its way.
Let's make some memories! 

Join me for my radio show, Slow Bake, at noon SLT!
Belinda (top photo) is my host.   I feature a mix of songs from SL musicians, who perform (or have performed) in our virtual venues across this vast grid.  This is my 6th year doing so!

SL Live Radio,
Slow Bake is hosted by SL Live Radio, most Sundays (12-2pm SLT)

DJ Studio,
Set your land in-world,