Saturday, May 8, 2010

Hail and Farewell!

We had a smashing grand opening weekend for the Mojo Haven Blues and Rock Club! The venue that Isobela built us is amazing; open and airy with beautiful views. We have some old talent returning, and some exciting new talent joining us! Red, Iso and Hy DJed on Friday, with Zeta starting us out on Saturday evening. Hopefully Dewey will be able to follow Zeta on Saturdays real soon. Arc and Zak will play during the week, with some occasional live acts thrown in here and there. We are having a blast!

DJ Isobela likes to run what she calls a Sausage Fest during her show. It's fun and I think it helps with tips!

In addition to the new club we have a couple more vendor spots and some rental houses. The stores are staying full for the most part, but if you know anyone looking for a nice place to stay with plenty of prims point them to Holmesk please!

As they say, every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. Here are some scenes from the last day of the GlamShack. A wonderful, magical place full of years of blood, toil, sweat and tears; song and dance, laughter and love. I wouldn't trade a second of it.

DJ Jocelyn Sands was our DJ for the last show. We had a record-breaking crowd; the only time that I've seen more people is during the first Summer Solstice festival when the Shack was on Bowie. It was definatley more people than had ever been in the Shack itself at one time, good thing the fire marshall didn't happen by! A Glamtastic time was had by all!

Goodbye GlamShack. I love you!

Monday, October 26, 2009

'Twas the weekend before Halloween...

This morning we went shopping for stuff to wear at Parky's show; she was having a Breast Cancer fundraiser with a Fantabulous DJ. The theme was pajamas; I just wore my smiley-face boxers and a "Real Men Wear Pink" tee shirt. Isobela of course had to go shopping for new PJs, as well as curlers for her hair. A good look for Halloween....

After getting our costumes ready we had a chance to catch half of Charles Coleman’s show at Blissfully Nude Beach. That's the same "Beach" that Mack and Case played at a few weeks ago; great venue. Isobela had heard Charles before but I hadn't; he is very good.

We got to Parky's a little early to set up, pretty easy actually since it was for charity and all tips were going there. Blissie had the giant Breast Cancer fundraiser tip jar set up. Everyone except Parky thought it looked like a giant breast. DJ Isobela play a great mix of "songs that you used to sing along to", and we did! It was different than the usual Celtic/Blues fare she plays there, but I thought it grand.

From there we went to NightClub Echo Echo to check on Case, who was doing a solo show. Doing it quite well I might add. Mack had gone to the Dolphins game, and the silly girl had actually wagered against the Saints! My Saints ended up winning 46-34 after falling behind by three touchdowns in the first half; it was quite a game! Now I just need to find the LM to the "Official Saints Apparel" shop for Mack...

We listened to the first bit of Joce's show, then too off to get costumed up for the 3rd Annual Elvehjem Halloween Bash! It was at Club Neptune this year, a great venue for it. Hy was able to make the some of Heath's show before heading off to his gig at Hotlanta. Crap was there, and I saw Artiane, who's blog I have been a big fan of.

Heath played a fantastic set, not his usual but a special Halloween mix. Simply superb. It would be nice to get him back to the GlamShack, he seemed to have fun the last time he was there.

There was a costume contest too, and the winner was someone who looked like they were just a small cloud of a dozen or two miniature pumpkins! Very cool. They didn't announce it, but I'm sure Isobela must have come in second.

The show at Club Neptune was longer than usual, about an hour and a half. Afterwards Isobela and I drug our weary selves back to the GlamShack for a few games of OAR. I was able to eek out a 2-1 win. Another wonderful day.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Us!

It's been one year since we did the deed. I'm looking forward to many, many more years. This will dissappoint curm, who is still hot on me, but he'll get over it. In this past year we've been through 3 full GlamShacks and a temporary one in a tent at FDA. She's always been there for me though, as I have been for her.

Back then I had said a few things that are as true today as they were then: "I looked at her name on my profile, then my name on hers, and back and forth about a million times. She has made me so incredibly happy." "In this life, I am now complete. I am ecstatic, overjoyed, and the luckiest man in the Metaverse!"

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Congratulations Xyla and Biz!

Best wishes for the happy couple!

Oh Noes!

Case ended up having that operation!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

St. Paddy's!

Five guys streaming Live!

Out Exploring...

The First GlamNation Book Club Meeting!

DJ Isobela DJing at the Savoy on St. Patrick's Day!

Aeryn in her finest Greens!

DJ Crighton DJing at the GlamShack!

DJ Isobela spinning at the Hobgoblin Inn for the Pub Crawl!

Exploring a Pirate Sim!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Happy Rez-Day Tiny!

DJ Isobela's Wild Wednesday was better attended than it has been the past few weeks; it seems many places are having trouble drawing crowds these days. DJ King had missed his show the day before so had stopped by the Shack before Isobela's show to spin some tunes for a while so that may have helped.

Robin had stopped by with two friends of hers, Tiny and Gigimarie. Tiny, of course, was not tiny. They were celebrating tiny's 3rd Rez Day so Robin brought them by the Shack for a good time. Of course Tiny got his pick of tunes to play, and DJ Isobela spun them well.

Iso wore some slinky latex number and those incredible boots of hers; I had on a black thong, trench coat and chain-stomper boots. My attire drew many comments, things like "Where's your pants, dude?" It was quite the conversation starter.

TKid and Brooke and her legs showed up; shortly after Robin tried to convince us to switch to chaps. I did of course, and a few others. Gigi had a little clothing malfunction and fled, even though we all assured her that naked was OK in the Shack. She was back shortly and soon we were all giving Tiny his Rez-Day spankings.

Ivy showed up just as Isobela was spinning the last set; she was havign a bad day. It seems like the week for bad days. We help each other out and get through them; one by one. Life is good.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

DJ Tycho

Well Isobela caught me at a weak moment and talked me in to DJing. In the wee hours of Saturday morning when there was no one else around we tested it out and I was able to stream, but doing voice was a challenge. When I woke up later that morning I went back and had Joe help me try and get the microphone thing working.

It worked, so he took off but then Isobela came by and brow-beat me into trying again so that she and Hy could critique me and give me helpful hints. I played a few songs, and we got things mostly straightened out; I'm still having software issues though.

Hy and Isobela must have liked what they heard because they started sending out notices and group IMs and pretty soon we had a half of a Shack's worth of people! I guess I played for them for a half an hour or so, and had a good time doing it! DJing sure is exhausting, though; at least the way I was doing it. It would probably be easier if I had the proper equipment.

I'm looking at ways to get myself set as a DJ. Right now I guess I could do it as a last-resort type of thing, but it might be fun to have my own regular show at the Shack someday. There's always something new in this wonderful world of ours. Life is good.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cup of Goodness in Dublin!

Same great decor, same fantastic coffee, awesome new location! What a great idea to open in Dublin! After all of those late nights at Fibber's it's nice to have a place to relax and unwind. Elisabeth Rocks!

Surf's Up!

I found a new favorite surfing spot, Mystique Island! Woot!

DJ Isobela at Fibbers!

Dublin has finally come to it's senses and hired the Fantabulous One to do a weekly show, Wednesday afternoons. I took off from work to be with her for the very first one and it was a blast! Blues Linden even showed up and chatted with her, he even stayed for most of the show! The dublin people are a little slow in getting Isobela's picture up on the wall with all of the other DJs; I'll have to beat Ajay for that.

Later we went back to Thassa to check on the renovations. There was some changes near the watermill, and a new bridge was put in to get to the northern outcropping. A very cool place.

Happy Birthday Tracy!!!

DJ Isobela Rocked the GlamShack as we celebrated the umpty-ninth birthday of The Tracy! It was quite the blast; Tracy got a spank every time someone new entered the Shack! WooHoo!

Monday, January 12, 2009

An Arousing GlamShack Welcome!

DJ BusyBee stood in for DJ Isobela this week at the Friday Slide into the Weekend party at the GlamShack and did a simply Fantabulous job, even burdened with me as a host! We had a larger crowd than usual, likely there to see and hear this delightful new treat! DJ BusyBee has a busy schedule, but hopefully we will see her at the GlamShack again soon.

Mack and Case followed DJ BusyBee in their quest to tear up the Grid with their enthusiasm and talent. With the song from their upcoming album making their way onto the Friendly Fire playlist we have a delicious variance in their shows. We had an extra treat as Mack and Case stayed on after their show to DJ! According to Meggie, Hy had a case of the the dreaded attachus interruptus so the Dynamic Duo did a special Bakie Friday show! Apparently they had a new appliance that they wanted to test live and on the air; from all reports it was a big hit!

The rest of the weekend was a blur of building; Isobela is fashioning a new GOAT to be ready for the Summer session and I have been trying to help in my own small way. We did have a nice break in this small, beautifully-landscaped valley called Unintended Water. I stopped by Mikki's store as well; my picture doesn't do it justice but it is a very nice clothing boutique. Another cool place in our wondrous, ever-changing world.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Right Where It All Started!

It was a Fantabulous Carraig at 1pm SLT. From the rocky headland, DJ Isobela made a triumphant return to Fibber Magees - the home of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Dublin. Mash sang live before her to warm the crowd up. Riko was her hostess and did a fairly good job, almost up to GlamShack standards. There was a good crowd of Lads 'n' Lassies ending their day there, plus even more enjoying her on Dublin Radio! I had made a special effort to be there for this first regular show of hers there and had a simply marvelous time. DJ Isobela Rocks!

After the show she barely had time to beat me with an OAR and whip up an incredible new stage for the GOAT before it was time to head down to her show at the GlamShack! There's never a bad time for Rock and Roll, and this was a better time than most because DJ Isobela had taken the stream at the Shack and was making it sing for us! We all had a serious infusion of Fantabulousness and partied the night away. Life is good.

(Note to self: Fire photographer!)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Glam Me A New Year!

What a wonderful and wacky year it was; what a wonderful and wacky year it will be! The New-Year's Eve Extravaganza at the GlamShack was a fitting tribute to the year in review. If my addled brain remembers correctly all of the amazing DJs that play at the GlamShack each week did a special half-hour presentation. We did miss some occasional artists though, such as the incredible DJ Ajay. The high-point for me was the Friendly-Fire show, a glamtastic echoing of all of their hit new songs that were released during the closing year. There were even three songs in a row from their upcoming album including "Happy Go Lucky" and "Candlelight" but not "Untitled song in G part 1 and 2".

I predict that at the end of this year I'll still be around, still be stuck (of course), and will be once again yammering about what a wonderful and wacky year it was and what a wonderful and wacky year it will be. I don't know about ya'll, but I'm going fishin.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Black; and Tan!

Early Friday afternoon DJ Isobela was playing the Celtic Kitchen Sink at Parker's Pub! Parky has a new location, and a new layout of her pub, but still all the same fantabulousness. After leaving there we barely had time for me to beat Isobela in a game of On A Roll before it was time for the Friday Slide into the Weekend party to start on GlamShack Beach! The Fantabulous One played her usual awesome tunes and was followed by Friendly Fire, who had a new song and DJ Hy with his and Meggie's Naked/Nekkid/Nakey/Nakie Friday show!

My friend Portcia was there for the Friendly Fire show to help us celebrate one year of service as Friendly Fire Officers for Ajay, Isobela and I. It was kinda touching; Mack and Case had made up all sorts of lies to tell about us in between songs, and even had some awesome trophies made! Mine is on my fire place mantle now (unless Isobela has torn down the house and built a new one that is, she's been on a building kick as of late.)

The Friday Night Train Wreck was Little Drummer Boy - a sure sign that Saint Nick is about to need to send his suit to the dry-cleaners to get all the chimney soot out! As usual the show was sponsored by Fairplay Designs and Arts and Gestures By Mack. Willa had invited Mony to Hy's show, and Mony had tried to act all innocent. What a card! There was also a rather odd discussion brought on by Brooke stating "thx gawd i got insurance on my legs." It all just goes to show you; the GlamShack is a journey, not a destination.

Saturday morning Isobela and I played On A Roll against some acquaintances of ours, Joe and Portcia. Joe's real name is Joenik, but he prefers Joe so that what I call him except when I want to piss him off. They are pretty cool people, although they tend to get kinda quiet whenever they are around Isobela and I. They aren't very good On A Roll players though, we beat them easily. It's too bad Mack wasn't around to watch the game, I'm sure she would have gotten a big kick out of it.

That afternoon Friendly Fire played on the Atlantis Stage for the Virtual Live Band Party / Mambo's Rez-Week celebration. The Little Drummer Boy was again in attendance, as was my friend Ian. Mack and Case performed a new Song for us, Happy Go Lucky from their upcoming album Cockeyed Optimist. It is a very cool song; I can't wait for the album to come out. Perhaps I'll ask Joe to go wait at Wal-Mart in the album section so we can be among the first to get a copy of the album!

Later on Isobela and I went on an exploration spree. We visited the unfinished land of a good friend of hers, one of the features of which is the Hobgoblin Public House. It's kinda of a bar / dance hall thing; Isobela might even DJ there a couple times to help open the place. There is a very cool picnic area out back that looks over the ocean, too, so we rested there for a while.

Before too long it was time to go to the Holiday Party at Cat and Tali's place! They have quite a nice place, perfect for partying! A good dance area, a skating pond and a seating area around the humongeous fireplace. Plus, the trays of natural aphrodisiacs only helped the awesome atmosphere.

Cat was DJing Celtic stuff for us so Isobela and I danced and danced. Cat was also handing out presents, stuff that she and Tali had made! They guys received these cool top hats with holly wreaths around them, and the ladies holly wreaths to be worn as crowns! Truly awesome gifts, as we were out and about later I received many compliments on it.

We stopped by the Shack for a while, played a few games of OAR, then went out exploring some more. We stopped by a Winter Wonderland,

and a huge mushroom patch that was very hard to drag Isobela away from!

Finally we found some very cool woodlands and went for a relaxing stroll.

On Sunday I delivered the Group Tip Jar script and object that I had been working on to my friend Portie. Isobela has dumped most of the work for running the GOAT on poor Portie. She had kept changing her mind about whether the tip jar needs to share between 3 or 4 people; it was straightforward to fix just a little time-consuming. I had tested it thoroughly; I hope she doesn't find any problems with it.

I have also been working on a Jet Pack; Joe is helping me some with it. I was wearing an early model of it when Joe and I stopped by the Fjord to see Friendly Fire; I think Mack may have noticed it before I got it off and put away. We still have alot of work to do on it, the early model showed us the strengths and weaknesses just as it's supposed to. I'll be working on the mechanics of the device itself whilst Joe concentrates on the human-device interface. Hopefully being able to associate his name with it will make it more saleable.

I have made a few more sales of my Flying Double Dance Disk, probably 8 total now. I made GlamShack and Glamnation beach towels and set them out for sale cheap, but I haven't sold any. I haven't advertised them at all so it's no wonder there have been no sales. I'm working on GlamShack and Glamnation massage towels in my spare time; once I have them done and maybe the Jet Pack I'll see about putting them all in a vendor on a cart and actually advertising.

I was thinking of another item I could make and sell, but forget exactly what it is now. I have it written down somewhere. I think it was some type of hat; maybe a GlamShack / Glamnation-themed crash helmet for use with the Jet Pack? Hmmm, maybe I'll put a big spike on top of it too for ramming. There are so many exciting, interesting, wonderful things to do in this world. There are so many exciting, interesting, wonderful people to share them with, too. We are all so lucky.