…I’d be a big fat liar.
Seriously forks, as this year comes to a not entirely regretted end, it’s time to pause and reflect on where we’re going with regards to little ‘Cippy’s dance card.
Mushroom Garden Party moves to Saturday
While the Monday parties are reasonably fun, the real action is at Autopilotpatty Poppy’s alley in Caledon Tammranoch, and as such Monday clashes with her gig.
Therefore, I’m moving the parties to Saturday 5pm SLT (that’s Sunday 2pm NZT), starting 31 December SLT (1 January NZT). No garden party today sorry!
Tune-Strangling hours terminated
This hour-long session between Terpischore Tuesday and the Big Brass Ball has been cut due to lack of interest.
Midnight Revels to continue
Of the events in my grove, the late Friday rave (10pm-midnight SLT, 7-9pm Sat NZT) is proving the most popular. It’s entirely likely that I’ll have to consider more late night events for night owls and those of an Antipodean time zone like myself.
Funk at The Ark… up in the air.
The Ark is not only an adult venue, but it’s proving a tough nut to crack. The people who are there at that time of night on a Wednesday seem to be more interested in using the place as a parking lot as opposed to actually dancing and communicating with others.
Also, I’ve tried dance, I’ve tried good ol’ funk and disco - spending real money getting CDs of it - but so far little seems to excite the bastards.
Seeking other venues
There are other possibilities I haven’t considered, or maybe I’m getting in a rut. Once I had a big break playing in Luskwood, but I forget about them a lot, since what happens is I login, set up, play, then tp out because I’m exhausted.
I might see about scoring a regular gig at Luskwood; I’ll definitely be staying on at Fracture.
At the same time, it may make sense for me to reconfigure myself as a late night DJ, working from 10pm-2am SLT (7-11pm NZT). This futureproofs me against future full-time employment - if not the damn olds demanding I go to bed at a reasonable time, calling me to dinner, and again with the dishes already.
Flight of the Kiwis moving again
According to my good friend and fellow Kiwi Ange, FOTK is returning to the control of the previous manager and will be moving out of New Quiet Islands to a new, custom-built set of digs. This should be a shot in the arm for the club, since Ange has been increasingly swamped with RL issues and the club itself is far away from the sim’s telehub - not good. People like to TP directly into the venue.
This should be an interesting development - I’ll keep you posted.
Well, it’s the week before Christmas and all through Second Life, ‘Cip’s gonna be strangling the three wise guys, Yukon Cornelius, Santy Claws and the goddamn Bubba Jeebus. Here’s how:
SUNDAY EVENING BREAKFAST SERIALS
SLT: 18 Dec 2011 5:00pm-6:30pm NZT: 19 Dec 2011 2:00pm-3:30pm
Enjoy another deslightful Old Tyme Radio Series set with The Goons, Damon Runyon Theatre and the SubGenius Hour of Slack.
AT HOME WITH PRECIPITATE FLOOD
SLT: 19 Dec 2011 5:00pm-7:00pm NZT: 20 Dec 2011 2:00pm-5:00pm
Take the Mondayitis cure with ‘Cip, some nice music, and maybe a SNOWBALL FIGHT!
TUNE STRANGLING WITH FLOOD
SLT: 20 Dec 2011 6:30pm-7:30pm NZT: 21 Dec 2011 3:30pm-4:30pm
Enjoy a musical interlude with ‘Cip at home (again) or just… SNOWBALL FIGHT!
CHRISTMASH AT THE ARK
SLT: 21 Dec 2011 8:00pm-10:00pm NZT: 22 Dec 2011 5:00pm-7:00pm
Where: The Ark, Quarabia
The Ark gets Christmashed! It’s gonna be Santastic! (As always, this is an Adult sim, so…)
ROCK OUT AT FOTK
SLT: 22 Dec 2011 12:00am-2:00am NZT: 23 Dec 2011 9:00pm-11:00pm
Calling all Kiwis! ‘Cip’s gonna turn New Quiet Islands LOUD for two hours of CHRISTMAS FREE ZONE!
SLT: 22 Dec 2011 6:00pm-7:00pm NZT: 23 Dec 2011 3:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Fracture, Ars Lunga
Tune in to Fracture Radio and see what the rabbit pulls up.
MARY CHRIST MESS WITH ‘CIP
SLT: 23 Dec 2011 8:30pm-10:00pm NZT: 24 Dec 2011 5:30pm-7:00pm
Enjoy some seasonal mash-ups at the snow-encrusted magical mushroom grove! Ninety minutes of Santastic mashups and Hannukah driedlings to throw snowballs to.
SLT: 23 Dec 2011 10:00pm-12:00am NZT: 24 Dec 2011 7:00pm-9:00pm
Come for the mashups, stay for the dancing! Our usual orgy of dance, rave, trance and all things electronic, flourescent and transcendent.
SUNDAY EVENING BREAKFAST SERIALS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
SLT: 25 Dec 2011 5:00pm-6:30pm NZT: 26 December 2011 2:00pm-3:30pm
The Listening Room has a short three-pack of old tyme radio serials. The Goons demolish Dickens, Damon Runyon Theatre tells the tale of ‘Palm Beach Santa Claus’, and SubGenius Saint Suzie the Floozie does her Christmas show.
A MUTATED CHRISTMAS AT THE LISTENING ROOM
SLT: 25 Dec 2011 6:30pm-8:00pm NZT: 26 December 2011 3:30pm-5:00pm
After that, more Christmas musical mayhem (and the last for the year, thank gawd!) Mashups, parodies, and general musical insanity to get that turkey moving through your system.
I was trying to launch my weekly Midnight Revel tonight, but I had to throw up my hands due to frequent dropouts. As far as I could tell, it wasn’t just me - it was everyone.
It’s not just SL though. Glitch has been laggy as heck today, and there have been rather slow response times just browsing.
My parents inform me that TelstraClear has a promotion involving no metering this weekend. Which explains the lag - everyone’s snarfing as much as they can, no doubt.
Oh well! No doubt Sunday Evening Breakfast Serials will be an improvement.
I can only hope.