Splash DJ for T1Radio Coverage of Relay For Life of Second Life July 14th to July 15 2012

The last weekend events for the 2012 Relay for Life of Second Life (“RFL of SL”) season takes place this weekend from July 14th to July 15th 2012. One of the main web sites for the RFL in SL 2012 campaign can be accessed via the following link Relay for Life of Second Life There are lots of good information at the RFL of SL website that will given the reader both current and background information about the organization and events taking place this weekend. The Second Life Wiki on RFL of SL can be accessed by the following link that also has lots of great background information, especially as it relates to historical information and the growth of this real life charity event that is held within the metaverse Second Life Wiki The key event that takes place at RFL of SL is the walking of the track that will cover 35 separate sims! The massive effort of the many talented builders, coders, organizers, writers, teams and committee members is mind-blowing when one first arrives at the sims for RFL of SL.

Relay for Life (“RFL”) in the United States of America website is at the following link, Relay For Life RFL is one of the key fund-raising methods for the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Societies main web site can be accessed at the following link American Cancer Society While the RFL of SL is closely related to the American Cancer Society it is an International event that has people from counties from all over the world take part in (over eighty countries last year)! Likewise, funds raised by RFL of SL, benefits member countries, roughly nineteen in total, who are part of the Relay for Life structure. As such RFL of SL is truly an International organization that knows no boundaries! As a Canadian DJ, with friends and family all over the world, I’m really happy to take part in this International event in the fight against cancer!

This is my fourth year in a row now that I will one of the DJ at the last weekend event for RFL of SL. I’m deeply honoured and privileged to help out, in my small way, an organization, and be part of a volunteer group of people who I strongly believe showcase the positive and powerful ways that a three-dimensional virtual world can be used to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer. This year I will be a guest DJ with T1Radio. T1Radio is one of the largest classic rock radio stations in Second Life, who has been the official radio station for RFL of SL since 2006. Trader1 Whiplash, who is one of the owners of T1Radio, along with Nuala Maracas, is a dedication person who uses his knowledge and experience as one of the leading voices for the RFL of SL organization in the fight against cancer. A good DJ friend, and someone who in her own right has also been very involved with RFL in SL Shayla Juran was kind enough to introduce me to Trader1, and by way of her assistance, has helped me again to see how one can be a part of the larger Second Life community in a very positive way. Bridging the Virtual World with the Real World in the fight against cancer!

My DJ set time with T1Radio is from 1:00 am to 2:00 am Second Life Time (“SLT”) and for those of you who might not known SLT = Pacific Standard Time! T1Radio coverages is for 35 sims being used for the RFL of SL events this weekend so please take a bit of time out of your virtual world travels to check out the RFL sims! If you’re not able be in Second Life this weekend you can always keep up-to-date to the events happening at RFL of SL by listening in directly via the radio player at the T1Radio web site that goes 24/7!

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Deadmau5 ~ Sofi Needs A Ladder Feat. Sofi

TGIF everyone! The Ides of March is now behind us by a day, so time for me to venture forth with a new blog post.

In regards to watching live acts, I prefer smaller venues to see life shows these days; two thousand people max if possible. Ideal venue sizes are in the five hundred to thousand people range such that one can get up close to the band, singer or DJ if they like, but still have enough people in the venue to give the live act the right amount of energy. That being said I’ve attached a YouTube video of Deadmau5 performing live at the Roskilde Music Festival last Summer, “Sofi Needs a Ladder”, featuring Sofi on the vocals of course! The venue used at the Roskilde Festival is rather large so Deadmau5 is far to removed from the audience in my view.

According to the Roskilde web site “Roskilde Festival is the largest North European culture and music festival and has existed since 1971. they are a non-profit organization consisting of about 25 full-time employees and thousands of volunteers. Each year, The Roskilde Festival Charity Society, which is the association behind Roskilde Festival, ensures that the profits from the festival are donated directly to humanitarian and cultural purposes.” Here is a link to the Roskilde web site: Roskilde Music Festival.

Given that so many people are not buying music anymore, I guess I can understand why performers are playing bigger and bigger live venues if they have the draw capacity. The positive cash flow for professional performers these days is from touring not in the selling of their music. In any event, this is a live recording of Sofi Needs a Ladder (I hope it’s not lip synced) and Ms. Sofi of course adds her visual charms and vocal talents to the live performance too by Deadmau5! The crowd is into it, it’s a great song and the energy is up beat! Enjoy!

DJ Set ~ February 23 2012

I’ll be DJ on the net this evening & streaming live via the 3D Second Life virtual platform. My gig time is 10pm PST to Midnight.

I’ll be spinning an up-tempo dance/club type of mix. Each set I play from week to week is unique, different, well thought-out before hand, but always with lots of room in my mix for spontaneity to allow for song requests and my “read” of the people in the club listening to me.
If you haven’t already fallen down the virtual rabbit hole know as Second Life, and you’re the adventures type, please check out the Second Life website Second Life Home Page. Membership with Second Life is free and once you’ve download the viewer and created an account you’ll be able to take part within this very unique and 3D virtual environment. If you do join and make it on the grid, once you figure out how to travel on the grid, send me a message so I can tp you to my DJ gig.

DJ Splash Kidd Spins Tunes in Second Life

DJ Splash Kidd (me, myself and I when I decide I need a digital 3D holiday) is schedule to rezz into Second Life (“SL”) this evening to spin a variety of dance/club related tunes. This is a rare Wednesday night gig time for me, as my regular DJ time each week is 10pm to Midnight on Thursday nights. I’m really looking forward to spinning tunes this evening as I’m DJ right after DJ AFI, who is a very close friend and a super virtual DJ and a very talented real life (“RL”) DJ too from Los Angeles California. Here is the link to DJ AFI’s RL web page so you can check out her style of DJ and earlier work history in the TV and Film industry in Los Angeles too! DJ AFI DJ AFI is on at 8pm to 10pm Second Life Time (“SLT”) which is the same as Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) for you not meta-verse readers of this blog posting. I’ll be DJ from 10pm SLT to Midnight. If you’re a member of Second Life and “out and about on the grid” this evening, please drop by to hear either DJ AFI, DJ Splash Kidd or both of us spin some tunes this evening on the internet!