Friday, January 28, 2011

Tessa's Take

Well...Max is still under the weather...sooo come out for a great set with Gabryel, who knows there may even be a surprise guest...we shall see lolThank you for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

Tessa's Take

It's Friday! There are tons of shows tonight, but, the one you just can't miss is happening at 8pm at Under The Willows! Max Kleene and Gabryel Nyoki will be dual streaming for everyones aural pleasure! These two talented musicians will blow you away with their musical genius and let's not forget the comical chatter they include between's sure to be an entertaining hour....See ya there! Thank you for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tessa's Take

Hi Everyone! I miss writing for you so much! I am still without a new computer, but, something very exciting is happening and I just had to tell you about it! Coming up this April there will be a music expo in SL! It will be called The Metaverse Live Music Expo, Celebrating Second Life Live Musicians. The expo will run for three days in April...23rd, 24th and 25th. Each talented performer will be given a booth to promote their music and there will, of course, be live shows throughout the event. I will be updating you weekly on the progress and planning of this exciting event! For marketing details please contact Lillith Siamendes and to refer a musician please contact Patrick Thorkveld. Thank you for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Loegan Magic's SL Music Message

Hi Everyone! This is a blog post done by Loegan Magic. I am reposting it here because I believe in his message.

My venue was recently approached to join a group for venue owners called Live Music Review. I would encourage the SL music community to NOT join this group. They have set down guidelines for what they feel is a quality venue. After a heated discussion with one of the groups founders, I was still unable to determine what the purpose of the group was – needless to say he no longer wanted my venues in the group (which is fine by me).

One of the standards of what makes a venue, “high quality” according to the group is “no karaoke acts." I own two live music venues with Porter Paquot; The Mill and Kasbah. We do not book karaoke acts, we book high quality vocalists who use tracks, live musicians, and DJ’s. We have original music night and do our best to support the live music scene and art community in Second Life. I have worked for almost two years trying to bring people together and book quality music at my venues. I feel that my venues can stand on the reputations they have made for themselves over the last year and half. In my opinion, reputation is what a makes a good venue not an arbitrary checklist. It frustrates and angers me when someone makes blanket statements like this group is doing. If a venue does not want to book vocalists who use tracks, that is their choice, It DOES NOT make them a higher quality venue. This attitude is what is wrong with an otherwise amazing second life music scene.

It is time to put a stop to this. This is a debate among musicians, managers, and venue owners. The fans don’t care they just want to hear good music. Let’s stop creating divisions and work together. If we as venue owners just book the best people out there and run our venues the way we want, then the people going to the shows will decide who runs a quality venue and who doesn’t. It’s simple. Groups like this that see things as black and white are what is wrong with the Second Life music scene. I also encourage musicians to not support venues with this attitude. This debate is getting old.

This is a hot button issue with me and it's about time that we as a community STOP making divisions and work together. Good music is good music.

I hope everyone can appreciate the talent of each person, and not discriminate against those who chose to hone their God given ability. There is room for every kind of performer in SL.. Thank you for peeking at Tessa's Take....until next time...Tessa1 Beck