Friday, November 5, 2010

The Mansion (11.04.10)

For the second time in two days, I played at a Second Life venue where I'd never played before, this time at the Mansion. I'd been contacted by the owner, Terrell Merryman, who seemed like a nice guy, and as I've mentioned many times before, I like playing at new places since that's one of the only ways to meet new fans and give them a chance to get into my tunes.

I remember when I first started doing shows in SL (going on four years ago), I'd freak out if the show began and I had almost no one in the audience. I learned over the years that it's not like a real life gig in that respect; five minutes later, you can have a ton of people teleporting in and everything is cool. So, we started out the show with literally the host and one fan in the crowd (thanks Alexis!). But as usual, a short while later, people started popping up and by the end, we had a nice-sized crowd who seemed to be enjoying themselves.

A side note: we had a freak November heat wave here in the Los Angeles area for the past couple of days, and let me tell you: doing a high-energy show in a room that's over 90 degrees is an interesting experience, to put it mildly. But I wasn't about to let a little warmth stop me from rocking. The set went well, and I'm glad to have braved the heat to do the show.

Set List at The Mansion
You're Like a Cloud (Zak Claxton)
If You Could Only See (Tonic)
Falling Down (Zak Claxton)
Sex & Candy (Marcy Playground)
Go Easy On Me (Zak Claxton)
She's Always a Woman (Billy Joel)
In My Time of Dying (Traditional)
This Afternoon (Zak Claxton)
Things Behind the Sun (Nick Drake)
Fade Away (Zak Claxton)
I've Been Waiting for You (Neil Young)
Tribute (Tenacious D)

Huge thanks to everyone who helped support my show at The Mansion!
Charriol Ansar, Atrum Slade, Shugar Rebane, Kat Claxton, Altonia Jewell, point Coage, Mystique Ryerley, Alexis Fairlady, Efrantirise Morane, Locky Jarman, Daisy Silverweb, and the Mansion owner and host, Terrell Merryman!


Delinda Dyrssen said...

Sounds like you guys had a great time Zak thanks for sharing! And Terrel's work is great hes a good dude.. did you know hes like the SFL Commissioner? (if I have the right Terrel) :-)

Zak Claxton said...

That's the same Terrell! Seems like a great guy, and his venue is very nice looking! I think he's mostly hosted DJ shows there so far, but it's great for live performers as well.