Sunday, December 20, 2009

Notes Shack (12.20.09)

Krakov Letov gets frustrated, and I can't blame him.

He's a great guy. He definitely loves music. His place in SL, the Notes Shack, is very cool, with a vibe of authenticity that seems much more close to home for most of us who've done a lot of real-life gigging. I usually find the people who frequent the Notes Shack to be happy and fun loving, and at least at my shows it has a loose, mellow vibe where everyone is cool and into music and good times.

And Krakov appreciates that. I see him enjoying himself as people play at his little bar up in the North Norway sim. It's a good location, too, with several local music-oriented spots (including the headquarters for IndieSpectrum Radio one sim over). But for whatever reason that no one knows but the Gods of Ancient Linden Yore, he never gets the giant crowds there, or at least not often enough for his liking. And, possibly worse, when Krakov gets onstage to do his own DJ set at the Notes Shack, the crowd tends to disappear faster than if the sim was going down and one of those "get out now!" notices appeared.

Despite that, Kralov keeps the rock rolling at the Notes Shack, and while it probably shouldn't be one of SL's best kept secrets in live music, it's still a fun place to perform, or to see a show. My show today was a nice breath of fresh air (and a sigh of relief) for me; as you know, I've been exclusively performing in support of my new album, doing three consecutive shows as release events both in SL and in real life. So today's show was kind of a "back to normal" event, and it was nice... I got to relax a bit more, pull out a few covers, and had fun. And I think Krakov did too. And really, that's why we do the things we do. If it wasn't fun, most of us wouldn't bother with it.

The set list from today at the Notes Shack...
This Afternoon (Zak Claxton)
Always Tomorrow (Zak Claxton)
The Weight (The Band)
Fade Away (Zak Claxton)
†Uncle John's Band (Grateful Dead)
You're Like a Cloud (Zak Claxton)
Falling Down (Zak Claxton)
Love Hurts (Everly Brothers)
Thanks Anyway (Zak Claxton)
Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young)
Waiting for This (Zak Claxton)

†Notable... only played this song once before in SL (April 6, 2008)

Thanks to all the folks who supported the show today at the Notes Shack!
GOLAN Eilde, Diana Renoir, Triana Caldera, joel Telling, Kat Claxton, and the mighty Krakov Letov!

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