Showing posts from November, 2009

The Dragon's Third Rezday Soiree

You are cordially invited to a relaxed evening of dancing in honor of Azul Draken's Third Rezday.

Please join us at the Edison Ballroom ( from 6-8pm SLT for Latin and Jazz played by Gabrielle Riel. This is intended to be a relaxing, friendly, low key event where old and new friends can gather and celebrate Azul's three years.

Attire is whatever you feel comfortable in. If you are not able to join us, you can enjoy the music by opening in a media player.

Music from My Father

I (Gabrielle) am so blessed to have Radio Riel, its staff and you, our listeners. It is the culmination of my life long passion for music, and it is my goal to bring that passion to those of you that listen to Radio Riel. I've been influenced by music from different sources throughout my life, but the single largest influence on who I am musically, and thus what you Riel Audiophiles hear on Radio Riel, is my father.

Burke Riel (actual first name, my SL last name) passed away in August 2006. I don't think it's a coincidence that I joined SL in April of that year during the decline in his health, nor that my first time to play a show on air was in October, the show that sowed the seeds for Radio Riel. The energy that you feel from me regarding music, the love of it that I express on a regular basis, comes directly from my father, because I am exactly like him when it comes to music.

Last week my mother and I cleaned out his CD collection, a great deal of which I brought home w…

What power? The power of voodoo. Who do? You do!

On Samhain night, by the New Toulouse graveyard, a group of residents sits around a fire.

[9:46] Gabrielle Riel looks around at the group assembled before the fire
[9:46] Gabrielle Riel: Welcome ladies and gentlemen of New Toulouse
[9:47] Gabrielle Riel: To our first Samhain ceremony and celebration here
[9:47] Gabrielle Riel smiles
[9:47] Gabrielle Riel: I have done many a Samhain ceremony in the land of my birth, Caledon
[9:48] Gabrielle Riel: But I am no longer there....I am here with you all now
[9:48] Gabrielle Riel: Thank you for being here for this, my first one in New Toulouse
[9:48] Gabrielle Riel: Magic runs deep here - this I know
[9:49] Gabrielle Riel: And so tonight we part the veil
[9:49] Gabrielle Riel takes a deep breath
[9:49] Gabrielle Riel: Tonight is also important to me....
[9:50] Gabrielle Riel: I am sure many of you know of the tragedy that befell a daughter of our city, Miss Obedience Mactavish, in the City of New Babbage....
[9:51] Autopilotpatty Poppy nods an…