October 26, 2010

Our Final Big Brass Balls - Tonight!

Every Tuesday night for the past 2 1/2 years, with a handful of exceptions, we have gathered in Steam SkyCity to hear some wonderfully talented DJs spin whatever they want to play.
As a result, we have heard some truly amazing music and I have personally been introduced to many artists who are now favorites.
In that time, we have had many visitors to Caledon come through the Big Brass Balls. And no small number are still here! After the opening of Caledon Oxbridge University's Community Gateway, quite a number of folk who were new to the grid have also joined us for dancing, music and camaraderie.
The success of the Spring Fling dance after 2008's first Spring Egg Hunt was the catalyst for the Big Brass Balls. There was little to do on a Tuesday night at that time, and having a dance is usually Caledon's answer to all problems :)
I loved the idea of inviting DJs to come and share from their libraries, spinning the music that they love. By paying the DJs up front so they are not dependent upon tips, they did not feel that they had to spin what would be popular - but could be very experimental. I think this was successful. It also gave new DJs the opportunity to get their feet wet in a very fun and supportive environment.
Most importantly of all this, a big incentive for me to start the Big Brass Balls was the opportunity to have an excuse to get together with Vivito every week and to dance!
Our goals for the Big Brass Balls have been met - and with our family responsibilities and time demands offline it is time for us to move on.
The great news is that the Big Brass Balls will continue - to find out how you will have to come tonght and see!

October 8, 2010

On the occasion of my 4th Rezday

So following the longstanding SL tradition, I am taking the opportunity afforded by the fourth anniversary of my rezzing to indulge in some reminiscences and assessments of the past four yea......

?? What the hell is that godawful noise?

HEY!!! You kids turn down that damned noise!!! You call that MUSIC?! In MY day we had REAL music, not that garbage you are blasting over the neighborhood.

As I was saying, reviewing with fondness the salad days of my SL youth and offering a critique of the current state of the gri.......

.......HEY!!! That is NOT a toy! That is a genuine collectible Original Primerrific Simcrasher 1.0....do NOT press the red button!! I mean it!! Put DOWN the rabbit, are you crazy? Are you some kind of moron? LOOK AT THE CREATOR, you idiot!! Of COURSE it killed you - it was made by Denver Hax! Serves you right, too! At least we had the sense to check someone's profile back in the Good Old Days...

Anyway, the changes that have come about in the past four years - the loves, the losses, the joys and sorrows, the perver...


Where is that damn Reactor Cannon? I AM ENABLING DAMAGE NOW YOU LITTLE PUNKS!!