Friday, June 14, 2013

Key West (06.13.13)

It's Friday morning, but it's not just any Friday morning; it's the first day of my son's summer break from school. This only affects me in one small but important way: I get to "sleep in" until 7AM, and I don't have to jump up and make sure he's getting ready to go and then drive him down to the school, as I'd otherwise be doing this moment. That having been said, for some reason I feel even more tired than usual today, perhaps because of the energy I spent last night rocking hard at Key West in Second Life.

I knew last night's show would be a good one well before I arrived at the venue. My friend and fellow client of Maali Beck Entertainment, Sassy Nitely (aka Barbie Horsley) was performing directly before me. Barbie and I share a very similar approach to music performances in SL. Both of us do indeed put on a solid show of original and cover tunes; both of us do our shows as singer-instrumentalists, doing completely live performances while singing and accompanying ourselves on guitar. But what we seem to have most in common is making it a priority to make sure the audience is having fun. That means neither of us take ourselves too seriously, and the result is that there is a lot of fun interaction with the audience.

If it's not about having fun, I don't know what it is about. Photo and top photo by Kat.

The virtual sun sets on another terrific show at Key West. Photo by Triana.

So, last night at Key West was no exception. Sassy wrapped up her as-always great show, and then I went on. We had a pretty good-sized crowd, which is common at Key West. It's one of the standout venues in SL with a great owner (Liz Harley) and a very good hosting staff (primarily Coreopsis Bluebird). I always feel comfortable at Key West, knowing that the crowd there is comprised of people who appreciate the variety music that I play.

Key West set list...
Are You Experienced? (Jimi Hendrix)
Go Easy On Me (Zak Claxton)
Everlong (Foo Fighters)
Every Day I Write the Book (Elvis Costello)
Drive (Incubus)
Thanks Anyway (Zak Claxton)
Beyond the Blue (Martina McBride)
Broken Day (Zak Claxton)
Court and Spark (Joni Mitchell)
Falling Down (Zak Claxton)
Down (311)
You're Like a Cloud (Zak Claxton)
Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young)

Thank you, thank you, thank you, all who attended and helped support the show at Key West!
Syd Baddingham, Triana Caldera, TheaDee, Sesh Kamachi, Alexis Fairlady, Virgo Delicioso, Christine Haiku, Kat Claxton, JennaPiper, Sassy Nitely, my great manager Maali Beck, and Key West owner Liz Harley!


mary jo roncone said...

Been missin you guys big time! Hook me up on an invite to your next SL show.

mary jo roncone said...

Nice venue. Missin u guys! Hope to see you soon in SL at your next show!