Furillen gets the blues

I’ll be taking down the set we made for the Grease event later this evening. So if you were planning to take a few pictures, there is still time. Although bear in mind what the man from Muse once sang …

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Talking of Muse, I’ll be seeing them a few times in London next week. The set list looks pretty good. There is no doubt that their older material is stronger, and they will be playing some decent stuff like Citizen Erased, Plug In Baby, Stockholm Syndrome and Map of the Problematique.

That’s not quite as retro as Audrey, but as close as you’ll get when Matt Bellamy is involved – and affords us a much nicer GIF …

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I saw Muse at the Download Festival last summer …

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In keeping with that festival, they were deliberately ‘heavy’, and it was possibly the loudest set I heard all year, barring Leftfield at London’s Roundhouse in October. For a festival gig, that is saying something – although to be fair, I was standing (being crushed) right in front of the massive bank of speakers to the right of the stage.

Here is a video of the full set, although the quality isn’t great.

Muse are headlining Glastonbury this year, although if the rumours are correct that LCD Soundsystem will be playing on the Other Stage at the same time on the Friday evening, it will be a close call for me …

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Back to Furillen … the north western corner of the sim will soon be occupied by Furillen’s new venue, Bar Cafe Fabriken. This is a collaborative venture with Micky Siamendes and Dooozy. As I said in a previous post, the idea is to hold many of our music events here, while introducing a few new elements, such as DJs – rather then just me and my playlists – and live musicians.

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We can’t promise Matt Bellamy or Thom Yorke, but there are certainly a few Second Life musicians who will relish the opportunity to perform for the Furillenites.

And on Saturday, Furillen will be host to the awesome DJ Wolf, who will be playing the blues …

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To get in the mood, just listen to this …

Or if you have more time, this …

The bar has one or two features we think you’ll enjoy. One is that it will change in subtle – and, quite possibly, not so subtle – ways according to the event in question. Cue chameleon GIF …

chameleon gif

Another is that there is a small gallery area, where we’ll be featuring music-related pictures (tour posters, etc.) relevant to the event in question – alongside music-inspired art pieces submitted by visitors to Furillen. Stuff like this …

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As ever on the sim, it is largely up to you how the space develops and what it becomes. They key is to become as actively involved as you can, and as weird as you want …

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And finally … you have a few more days left to submit entries to Round 4 of the Furillen photography competition.

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Go here for a reminder of the theme and instructions for entering. I think it’s a simple, powerful brief – an album based on the love of life theme. I’ve been following it myself with the series of E E Cummings poems that have featured on this blog during the past month.

What you submit will determine where this competition goes next …

7 Replies to “Furillen gets the blues”

  1. Pup is not the most sociable person and a little emo at times, but I can’t thank you for such a wonderful place and so looking forward to the new adventure re the cafe and the blues evening (I just hope this isn’t an excuse for Micky to grow magic mushroom and sell them on the sl black market.)

    It sounds like a rather exciting times ahead for us all in Furillen perhaps we can get a Beatles nights or ELO some of us have no clue re some of the groups you mention, I will admit i didn’t even know who Radiohead was till you spoke about them. I have also look up EE Cummings I knew of Rob Frost and some other poets but nothing about him and found me like the style of the poems.

    I love how Furillen encourages the arts in all forms. I found a lovely quote and added it to one of my flickers pictures it was of the caravan how it showed the shadow of it but here is the Quote.

    “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”

    Leonardo da Vinci

    and I love those films that some of the people make, I tend to have to watch it outside the world but sometimes I am lucky and it will work inworld too.

    so Furillen is not just an art sims just for photographers, the artists, the music, words but for the education of our mind, food for the soul and peace for our whole body while we listen and sit and rest some or wander around saying hello or taking photos.

    Furillen is like a box of licorice all sorts and you never know when you go there how it will touch you or who you might meet and to me that brilliant. :/

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