Hello, Goodbye, Hello!
Well, the trick to writing a blog is getting people to read what you write. But the trick to that is to tell them where to read it, and to give them something to read. So! Here we are again, after literally years offline. Tonight on Spiral begins today on Spiral... in about an hour, actually. I am hijacking the RadioSpiral stream (http://radiospiral.net) for four hours for a mixture of live and prerecorded music, starting at 7/6/5/4 PM E/C/M/PT. You can find me here at the Ri
One Is Indeed The Loneliest Number
Fortunately, I don’t have to be just the one very much these days. My return to a proper website, a working blog, and a regular schedule of performances in live venues, on Second Life, and on Internet radio are due in large part to my making a strong commitment to get back on the metaphorical horse… but they’re as successful as they are because I get help from other people in critical areas. The obvious example is Gypsy, who puts out news releases, posts on this blog as well
Be Bold - Visit Atomic City HQ Tonight!
At 6pm SLT (8pm Central), Spiral will be hosting his weekly radio show. This week he’ll be performing live with DesertMystic, otherwise known as Allen Goodman, the axeman. You won’t want to miss the chance to hear two fabulous musicians perform live improv for your listening pleasure! You can come and hang out at Atomic City HQ with fellow music fans and/or join us in the Stillstream chatroom. It’s a great way to spend an evening and make friends – all are welcome. http://map
New Machinima of Spiral at SL11B
The second machinima (movie shot in Second Life) is now available to watch on YouTube, with Spiral’s (Mike Metlay’s) beautiful music accompanying it. Explore some of Second Life’s Eleventh Birthday exhibition and watch some of the performance. Don’t forget to subscribe for future videos. Likes are always appreciated, here and on YouTube. (Updated December 2014) You can now save time and not even have to leave the blog now (mwahahaha – there is no escape) by popping over to th
One of Two: Resistance is Futile
… you will be assimilated into watching machinima*! The first of two videos currently in production have been uploaded to Spiral’s brand new YouTube channel and can be viewed right now! See some clips of his performance in Second Life at its eleventh birthday exhibition as well as some fascinating exhibits, all underscored by a fabulous piece he performed called “ReConquering the Void”. This is a truly beautiful piece of space music, guaranteed to make you smile. If you’ve ne
Worlds Collide at Atomic City HQ
Sunday 6th July was Spiral’s second week with Stillstream at a new, earlier slot. The reason for moving his usual time was primarily to ensure that his show didn’t clash with his good RL and SL friend Cypress Rosewood, otherwise known as Tony Gerber in the real world. An accomplished and popular performer, Cypress has his show in Second Life just after Spiral’s now, whereas before they ran through each other. As with all weekends, this Sunday was busy for both Spiral and I. I
Time To Get Amped Up
Tomorrow, Saturday 28th June, Spiral will be performing live for an hour at 10am SLT – that’s 10am PDT, 11am Mountain, 1pm Eastern, 6pm UK etc. You will be able to join him at Second Life’s Eleventh Birthday party stage in the Astonish SIM and listen to his set whilst enjoying the view. And what a view that is! The stage itself is a work of art, any avatar that hasn’t seen it should go along just to see how mind-blowing a bunch of pixels can be. Then there’s the music. Second
Eleven Good Reasons
It’s Second Life’s eleventh birthday on June 23rd 2014 and that means an excuse for one of the biggest celebrations on the Second Life grid, and one that will involve Spiral himself! For those of you who aren’t on Second Life, the scale of this event will be hard to comprehend – and the fascination with it possibly harder. Let me attempt to give you my perspective and show you a few teasers along the way… It opens at midday Second Life time (Midday PDT, 1pm Mountain Time, 3pm
Atomic City HQ Official Opening!
It’s here – an excuse to officially open Atomic City HQ! Spiral will be playing a real life concert in the Otterbox Digital Dome Theater in Fort Collins, Colorado at 6pm Second Life Time (SLT). That’s 6pm PDT, 7pm Mountain, 9pm Eastern etc. To celebrate, I shall be hosting a get-together inworld at our new headquarters. I would love it if you could dust down your old avatars (or join Second Life free and get one) and join me for cupcakes and champagne while we listen as Spira
The Axman Returns to Second Life!
Yes, I am truly a nag of epic ability! I managed to get our very own Allen Goodman – the Axeman himself – back ontoSecond Life to visit. Is it worth a post? Are you kidding me? This guy can shred* like you wouldn’t believe and he’s here right now, as I write this, chilling on the chairs in Atomic City HQ and shooting the breeze with me while we listen toStillstream. He currently goes by the name of Locksmith Antonelli, so drop him an IM if you want to chat. Having him back in