Showing posts from May, 2010

Radio Riel is Three!

Radio Riel cordially invites you to their Third Anniversary Balls at the Edison Ballroom in New Toulouse Jardin Tuesday, June 1, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm SLT and 7:00pm - 8:30pm SLT
Music by Gabrielle Riel Formal Attire, Vintage or Contemporary, Please

Music! at the Aether Salon

I had the pleasure and honor of speaking yesterday (Sunday, May 16) at this month's Aether Salon in New Babbage about Victorian and Neo-Victorian Music.

I can now admit that I was utterly terrified.

Yes.  Me.  Miss "I can play for innumerable amounts of listeners and not bat an eyelash".

I was very worried that my presentation would be dreadfully dull, but attendees have assured me that they enjoyed it.


Here is the link to the unedited transcript on the Aether Salon site:

Here is the playlist of the music I featured in the presentation.

Artist - Song - Album
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Turkish March - Classical Treasures: 20 Classical Marches
Bella Davidovich, Neeme Jarvi - Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op. 43 - Variation 18 - Rachmaninov For Romance
Geraldine Farrar - Chanson Boheme - Carmen (Opera)
The New 101 Strings Orchestra - Wine, Women And Song (Johann Strass Jr.) - Strictly Ballroo…

Something's Gotta Give

Have you had times in your life when you feel like you are in a speeding vehicle?  When you are moving so fast that tasks and responsibilities seem to fly by while you vainly try to not miss them? And then suddenly you hit a brick wall.  Everything comes to a crashing halt, but hopefully you have not splintered into a thousand pieces during the impact?

The past month or so has been like this for me, in both Second Life and Real Life. And today I hit the wall.  But instead of shattering into pieces, I bounced off of the wall like a rubber ball, regained my footing and took a good, hard look at the wall in front of me.

Something's gotta give and it can't be me.  I need to gently slice out some of the bricks until things calm down in my Real Life.

I very rarely talk about Real Life here, or anywhere else in Second Life.  I keep them separate when it comes to very personal things.  Over the past few weeks, I have not been in Second Life much.  It's been hard because tasks and …