Thursday, May 30, 2013

Key West (05.29.13)

As usual, I arrived for my show at Key West in Second Life about 20 minutes early. I do this for two reasons: first, to make sure everything is working in advance of the audience arriving, and second, to have a few moments to make sure people are aware of the show (although my great manager Maali Beck handles most of that part, in any case). However, when I teleported to the venue, for a few moments I thought I was at the wrong place! I'd completely forgotten that Liz was using a brand new build for the venue, and it looked very cool, and was nice for a change (though I do like the original Key West marina build as well).

It all worked out, as it always seems to do. We started with a small crowd that built into a nice-sized audience before very long. I was the opener for a great evening of music that included all of my Maali Beck stablemates (Taunter Goodnight, Sassy Nitely, and Lyndon Heart), and it was a fun show throughout.

Funny; we started out with almost no one there and grew to this within minutes. Never get discouraged by a small house when you start an SL show. Photo and top photo by Triana Caldera.

Apparently I have a halo at the new Key West build, which is probably the only place you'll see me connected to one. Photo by Maali Beck.

People seem to be having fun. I know I was. Photo by Triana Caldera.

Key West Set List...
Bertha (Grateful Dead)
Fire & Rain (James Taylor)
Fade Away (Zak Claxton)
Heart of Gold (Neil Young)
On the Way Home (Buffalo Springfield)
Thanks Anyway (Zak Claxton)
†Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
*Lithium (Nirvana)
Always Tomorrow (Zak Claxton)
Falling Down (Zak Claxton)
Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell)
Tea in the Sahara (The Police)

†My last performance of the generally-overplayed "Hallelujah" was on August 26, 2009, so I felt okay about pulling it out again, finally.
*Indicates the first time I've performed this song in SL.

Big thanks to everyone who came to the show, especially the following who helped support it!

Triana Caldera, Taunter Goodnight, Hauc Sandalwood, Jessie Niosaki, seabird7, Aurelie Chenaux, chillee Hernandoz, Owl Dragonash, TheaDee, Evangelinastar, Gideon McMillan, and most of all, Key West owner Liz Harley and her great staff!


Goodly Lucky said...

dear musician, i am a solipsist, and created you.....and now its time for you to realize this, and just shut the fuck up

Zak Claxton said...

I decided to publish this comment only because it was the weirdest thing that happened this morning so far, so it gets weird points.