Summer Solstice in Second Life

Lest anyone think that blog is by and for a bunch of people who hate Second Life:

The Create Programme @ Orange Island presents

SUMMER SOLSTICE PARTY – June 20th – 10am-5pm (slt)

Orange Island celebrates summer under the canopy of stunning, lifelike vegetation.
As you wander deeper in the Primal Forest, feel the pulse of the deep electro vibes,
resonating among the organic surroundings as our guest DJs spin.
You’ll find yourself suddenly emerged in the midst of the Summer Solstice Party.

Live DJ Performer Lineup

  • 10am-12pm : Mach Volitant (trip-hop/eclectic electronica)
  • 12pm-2pm : Jungle Vacano (drum-n-bass /techstep )
  • 2pm-3pm : Doubledown Tandino ( Basshouse & Garage)
  • 3pm-5pm : IONIC Benton (minimal & tech house)
(trouble viewing the flier GRAB IT HERE)
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If LL is taking ‘SL’, I am taking ‘DD’…. More on Brand Madness

As Morris posted HERE, LL wants their eyeball hand all to themselves, and wants no one to ever infringe upon the words “second” and “life” together.

Disclaimer: This picture posted in this blog in no way reflects anything to do with the company known as “Linden Lab” and the product “Second Life” Furthermore, this “Second Arts” blog is in no way officially connected with “Second Life” or “Linden Lab”. ….(sigh) …. Further furthermore… Doubledown Tandino is not the one in the picture wearing the TShirts. ….. fuuuuuuuuurthermore, “Second Life”& “Linden Lab” are cool, and this blog, and the readers, and Doubledown Tandino are in no way affiliated with “Second Life” or “Linden Lab” even though we’re the ones making it and they just own the land……

….. I give up….. are we going to have to write disclaimers like this on everything now?????? HELP US?!

Anyway, as a statement, I took it upon myself to make light of the madness and transform it into a violating new TShirt line. IM me inworld and I’ll be happy to give you the first set of 3.

SL Humor Tees - SL Trademark Violation TShirts - 3 Pack

“A Clockwork Orange” – A Second Life Homage




The Muzik Hauz has gone through multiple changes while in Second Life, but has been around for a long time! Unique music and unique ideas come from the crew involved. Here is their homage to The Clockwork Orange. ( I tried to create the opening scene to the movie using myself and Mr Widget, the owner.

More on the Manzanillo Art Gallery

manzanilloartgallery2-2-24-08.jpgmanzanilloartgallery4-2-24-08.jpgmanzanilloartgallery5-2-24-08.jpgmanzanilloartgallery3-2-24-08.jpgMorris’ post on Johnnie Mohr’s “Living in Art” exhibition spoke of the grand opening of the MANZANILLO ARTIST ENCLAVE on February 24th. I was fortunate enough to perform at the celebration. Here are more photos of the event.

Doubledown Tandino – New Second Arts Bloggist and Humorator

Doubledown - Black Tie and BluesHello all loyal faithful Second Arts blog readers. I’m Doubledown Tandino. If you’ve been to Oyster Bay, you may have seen a spikey haired dude trying to capture the fish so he could put leashes on them.

Anyhoo. I am glad to be a part of the Second Arts blog. I will be posting cool artsy things I find throughout Second Life. Since one of my specialities is DJing at Art Gallery Exhibitions, I sometimes get to go “behind the scenes” at the galleries.

I am looking forward to posting some cool worthy things I find in Second Life, and I thank you for welcoming me to the Second Arts blog.

Happy Anniversary, Oyster Bay!


First Anniversary Party update!

Oyster Bay 1st Anniversary PartyThe remodel of Oyster Bay is just about done…the sculptures and other artwork are just about all in place…now it’s time to party!

I’m thrilled to announce that Oyster Bay will host two of its closest musical friends to celebrate its first anniversary!

DJ Doubledown Tandino played the North American grand opening event on 10 January 2007. (DJ Dena Dana played the European grand opening – and I hope to offer some European programming in the not-too-distant future) Over the last year, DD has gone from being the “DJ of choice” for the art scene to being the “DJ of choice” – PERIOD. He’s played corporate parties, raves…and a BUNCH of Oyster Bay parties and events over the past year. Perhaps most memorably, he opened the original Second Arts Photography as well as the Black Tie and Blues party to celebrate the release of Kronos Kirkorian’s Oyster Bay machinima. And he’s playing Oyster Bay’s First Anniversary event on the 10th at 6PM SLT.

DD’s in the middle of his “Quirk” tour, where he’s playing his own original sounds live from combinations of electronic samples and beats. He opened the tour at the grand opening of the Second Arts Photography gallery to rave reviews from the lucky folks who were able to make it into the sim. (Oh yeah, we’ve changed the live music venue location so it straddles the Oyster and Shepherd sims…meaning that theoretically 80 avatars can join in the fun!) I can’t wait to see what he’s offering as he approaches the halfway point in the tour.

Komuso Tokugawa ArtTalk 2007At 7PM, Doubledown will step aside as the SL sensei of blues, Komuso Tokugawa, takes the stage for an hour of boogie blues! Komuso played the first live music performance at Oyster Bay, starting a grand tradition of merging aural and visual arts. And that performance stands as the only live music ever played down at the bottom of Oyster Bay…he played with the fish and the shark!

In addition to other memorable Oyster Bay events like headlining the Black Tie and Blues party (for which he also contributed an ambient music soundtrack to Kronos’ machinima, rennaissance man that he is!), Komuso also is the only musical artist to conduct an Oyster Bay ArtTalk session (see right). He shared his incredible, world-spanning background, a little ambient, and a little blues as well while talking about the challenges and opportunities of being a live musician in a virtual world.

Simply put, I can not think of two artists who better represent the Oyster Bay ideals of quality over quantity. That we have both of these two performing for us in one evening is just incredible. Please join us!