Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Homecoming: Crystal Sands (09.22.08)

A wise man once said, "It's good to be back," and he was right; it is a good feeling to return to a place you've missed. Over the last year, I've spent nearly every Monday evening doing my show at Crystal Sands. In terms of music performance, it's definitely become my home base in SL. After my show there on August 25, I knew I'd be missing the following week due to my RL move to a new home, as well as Labor Day. I thought I'd be back there on 9/8, but my former ISP (EarthLink) let me down in a big way. By the time I decided to abandon them and move over to Verizon FiOS, it was still another week before I could get scheduled for installation, which killed my 9/15 show there as well.

So, by the time I got onstage there on Monday 9/22, it had been three weeks, which is the longest I've been away from Crystal Sands since I started playing in SL. I really missed it! To commemorate my return, I pulled out three songs I'd never done before in SL, including a couple I learned just for the occasion. As usual at Crystal Sands, it was a fun show, with a fun crowd. Now all we need to do is get Kat's Internet connection rocking, and life will be perfect!

One musical note (ha ha! sorry)... not that this was planned, but with the song selection and the mood I was in, this was a very countryfied show! If you'd told me I would have anything to do with country music awhile ago, I'd have laughed in your face. You never know what kind of music will float your boat at any given time, but this is what came together yesterday, and it worked out fine. Yee haw!

Song Sample:"Love Hurts" (Everly Brothers)

The Set List:

*Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
This Afternoon (Zak Claxton)
The Weight (The Band)
For the Turnstiles (Neil Young)
*Love Hurts (The Everly Brothers)
Triana (Zak Claxton)
Court & Spark (Joni Mitchell)
Summer Breeze (Seals & Crofts)
Thanks Anyway (Zak Claxton)
*Man of Constant Sorrow (Traditional)
Always Tomorrow (Zak Claxton)
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (neil Young)
Tribute (Tenacious D)

*Indicates the first time I've performed this song in SL

Thanks to all the cool people who helped support my show!
Elizabeth Antonelli, EvaMoon Ember, Triana Caldera, Rykk Ferraris, Robie Bloch, and the lovely Sandi Benelli!

1 comment:

Jess Smith said...

Thanks again for playing 'my' song! It was so sweet of you and Kat to write that for me. Everytime you perform it, I smile. Needing lots of those lately!