Sunday, July 27, 2008

Miles for the Missing

Come ride for "Miles for the Missing!" All your fees to ride (this weekend, free!) and donations go directly to Project Jason, a nonprofit organization that assists families of missing persons. This weekend only, free rides. Ronnie Rhode says, "Just TRY to beat the fastest lap! I dare you!"

Plus you'll just have a blast simply trying to stay on the track and not plunging into the water.

Miles for the Missing!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Riverwalk Gallery in the Cetus Gallery District

Grand Opening! Today, July 26th @ 10:00 AM PDT (SLT). Live music by Jase Branner and Maximillion Kleene, champagne, great art and great conversation.

A joint venture between Iartz International (Iartz Gallery) and Tricia Aferdita Holdings (Harmony Cafe and Tricia Aferdita Gallery), this is the culmination of several months collaboration in creating a venue where some of the best art in SL is available for both your SL home and your RL home. Real life artists showing in second life are featured in the gallery, choose your favorites and the art is transformed from pixels to a high quality gallery wrapped canvas reproduction, available in an assortment of sizes.

Riverwalk Gallery

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Nazz Lane Playlist

Music is a big part of my life, second and real. A fan mostly of classic rock, I also listen to Blue's and Jazz. People I'd met since starting Lane's List and those who knew me already from my SL travels often see me with a group tag name that changes, based on a song that had caught my attention and mood. The song sort of resonates in my mind for that day or sometimes a week or longer. I've also "twittered" the song, introducing it in a post as the lead song for that day's playlist.

Earlier this week, a DJ I'd recently met wanted to know, so she asked me about the group tag name I was wearing that day and so I told her the tale. She is fairly new to SL and so I walked her through how one could do that using the group menu's, creating a role with title and then making changes. She was intrigued as to what songs had made the list and so I compiled a list and dropped a notecard on her a few days later. The next day she IM'ed to tell me that she'd put a playlist together for her gigs and had used it that day, introducing it as "Nazz's Playlist". I thought it fair that I post the list here as well ... after all this is "Lane's List".

Nazz Lane Playlist

I Musta Got Lost - J Geils

Back on My Feet Again - 38 Special

Low Rider - War

Hang On Loosely - 38 Special

Back In the Saddle - Arrowsith

Spoonful - Cream

Instant Karma - John Lennon

Lookin For a Love - J Geils

Back In Black - AC/DC

Simply Irresistable - Robert Palmer

Ain't Nothing But a House Party - J Geils

Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

Runnin Down a Dream - Tom Petty

Bring It On Home - Led Zeppelin

I Know Its Only Rock and Roll - Rolling Stones

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2

Stranded - Stevie Ray Vaughn

Free Falling - Tom Petty

Tumbling Dice - Rolling Stones

Dancing In The Streets - Martha Reeves / Van Halen

Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen

A Dangling Conversation - Simon and Garfunkel

The Real Me - Who

Alive - Pearl Jam

Next Contestant - Nickleback

Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix

Start Me Up - Rolling Stones

Gimme All Your Lovin - ZZ Top

Turn the Page - Bob Segar

Life in the Fast Lane - Eagles

Show Me the Way - Peter Frampton

Detroit Breakdown - J Geils

Expierenced - Jimi Hendrix

Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin

Running WIth the Devil - Van Halen

Hard to Handle - Black Crows

Young Lust - Pink Floyd

La Grange - ZZ Top

Can't You See - Marshall TuckerBand

I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar

Blue Collar Man - Styx

Can't Explain - Who

Grand Allusion - Styx

Who Do You Love - George Thoroughgood

You Really Got Me - Kinks / Van Halen

Love Me Two Times - Doors

Crosstown Traffic - Jimi Hendrix

Sympathy For the Devil - Rolling Stones

And She Was - Talking Heads

Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon

The Waiting - Tom Petty

Friday, July 18, 2008

SL Shakespeare Company Fund Raiser Starts Today

The Second Life Shakespeare Company (SLSC) launches it fund raising campaign today at the Globe Theatre starting at 1:00 PM.
Ina Centaur, SLSC artistic director and executive producer, commented in a press release, “We are truly what we say we are—a group of thespians and other professionals dedicated to our craft, bound together by Shakespeare, and way-too-excited to wait for outside funding before beginning something truly spectacular within the virtual world of Second Life."

See the pictures on

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Lane's List Office in Lively

Lane's List is pleased to announce the opening of an office in Lively. Please feel free to stop by and say hello, or if I'm not there leave a comment.

Lane's List Office in Lively

Monday, July 14, 2008

Authors Reading

I attended a very entertaining reading by New York Times Bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole in SL last night. The author read from his novel "The Silver Knife". With this and my earlier attendance of a Shakespeare play, "voice" in SL has opened up new entertainment venues for its citizens.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

SL Shakespeare Company - Twelfth Night Performance

I had the pleasure of attending a performance of Shakespeare's play, "Twelfth Night" this evening in the virtual space of second life. The SL Shakespeare Company had chunked the play down into into "bite-size" pieces, and this evenings performance was of the last two acts. I had been unable to attend prior performances and it had been some time since I'd seen or read the play, but I enjoyed the staged reading immensely. Congratulations to cast and crew for their perfomances and bringing the bard in to our virtual lives.

The SL Globe Theatre which plays host to the company's performances is a "meticulous" replica of the Globe Theatre and is a visual delight. I am planning for a return trip to see this build in all its detail.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Lane’s List Goes “Lively”

"Nazz Lane Gets Lively"

I logged into Lively, Google's virtual world for the first time today. If you're out there already, look me up, (nazzlane) I'd like to hear your thoughts about it. Coincidently,I had just responded to an event request from Rissa Maidstone for later this day to listen in on a panel discussion, "Second Life Looks At Google Lively", which I eagerly registered to attend.

After installing the viewer and choosing an avatar, I looked through a list of rooms to go into and chose a coffeehouse for my first time rez. I only stayed in Lively briefly as initially I found it to be laggier then SL. I'd not yet figured out how to move around, so while there I simply sat on a leather sofa and listened in on an active chat. I was greeted by several people and we exchanged pleasantries. The one notably comment from someone in the coffeehouse suggested that standing around and chatting seemed to be the way to pass time while there, sort of anti-lively don't you think.

I'm planning to spend a more time there over the next few weeks getting to know my way around and I will post here about the people I meet and the places I see.

Day Two - Concert to Benefit Autism

Day two of the benefit concert for autism kicks off at 11:00 am SLT at the New England SIM and runs until 8:00 PM today. The organizers have lined up some of SL's top performers for entertainment. Collection kiosks are available for your donations to this cause.

Here's the list of today's performers:

  • 11am-- Dak lakiva-- Piano playing like no other
  • 12pm- Madmax Huet-- Blues, blues, blues. Nothing like it
  • 1pm-- Lauren Weyland-- laugh to the standup comedy of Lauren and his view of sl comedy
  • 2pm- 3pm-- Inchino Melson-- Enjoy the soft sounds of this beautiful and talented singer
  • 3pm-4pm-- Rosedrop-- Singer, songwriter will be sure to tickle your toes with his varied talents
  • 4pm-6pm-- Cheryl Nitely will spin some great jams
  • 6pm-- 7pm-- Ichie Kamachi will sing you into romance with her easy listening jazz
  • 7pm-- 8pm-- Vincent Merrick will get you down to the real country sound with his wonderful voice and guitar.

IM Bobby Capra inworld for information

Friday, July 11, 2008


UK Artist Fuschia Nightfire's exhibit opens at 2:00 pm today as Tricia Aferdita Gallery welcomes "Seascapes", a wonderful combination of RL paintings and animation. This exhibit is one of the most unique shows presented at the gallery. Stop in to meet Fuschia and see her beautiful work, enjoy the music and great conversation.


SL artist Arahan Claveau has been invited by Jay Newt from Brooklyn is Watching to contribute video to their weekly podcasts. See the Arthole Blog for details.

Fractal Art on Exhibit

"Achieving Nirvana"

Second Life artist Serenity Questi has expanded her collection of fractals and her work is being exhibited and for sale in three locations in SL:

AngelGate Gallery

TJ's Artsy Park Gallery

ZRM Gallery

Day One - Concert to Benefit Autism

Day one of the benefit concert for autism kicks off at 11:00 am SLT at Nottoo Hot and runs until 9:00 PM today. The organizers have lined up some of SL's top performers for entertainment. Collection kiosks are available for your donations to this cause.

Here's the list of today's performers:

  • 11:00 am -- Enjoy the sweet sounds of guitar and voice of Gina Stella of Circe's Radio Show
  • 12-2 pm-- Dance to the tunes of Heavy
  • 2-3pm-- Inchino Melson- Listen to the soulful jazzy tunes of this wonderful smooth singer
  • 3-5- Crighton Johin spins the best blues and commentary in sl
  • 5pm- 6pm- Jackson Oxberger - listen to him rock out blues and jazz
  • 6pm-- 8pm-- Cheryl Nightly plays and delivers the best in blues
  • 8pm- 9pm-- Ichie Kamachi relaxes you with her slow jazzy songs.

IM Bobby Capra in world.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Friends of Haroldthe Burrel

This is to everyone who knows Haroldthe Burrel, one of the most affable gentle souls in all of Second Life. He's run into a spot and needs our help. IM Synergy Devonshire in world, to help Harold out. Thanks.

New Writers Tool @

I'd found out about "Gazooky" while in second life, a group notice from the Written Word group had arrived with a note card announcing a writing contest along with LM for the SL site. I opened the note card, quickly read it and then moved the LM to a folder before TP'ing over.

When the site rezzed, I found it to be an average build for a commercial site and I wandered in to look around before taking a note card with some additional information. I was about to leave when avatar braceyourself Bravin arrived and we begin a text chat. As it turned out he is a member of the development team and explained some of the background on the product along with walking me through a demonstration of a document he'd produced using the tool. The tool allows you to create a multi format document, to include text, audio and pictures in it. Documents can be stored and shared on the site.

After returning to my place on Book Island, I launched a browser window and took a look at the web site. The cost is free for new accounts, however you are limited to approximately thirty or so paragraphs. Paid accounts get you more space. Documents can be stored and shared on the site. I did create an account, downloaded and installed the client reader. I've yet to create anything using the tool but am planning to shortly and will let you all know what I discover.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Road to Success Sculpture

At the invitation of White Lebed, I headed over to take a look at her piece created for the SL5B celebration. "Road to Success", is the title of her work. The creator explained to me that it is an ever evolving piece, much as the road to success is ever evolving. Tonight is the last night to view it, the SL5B celebration ends tomorrow morning. Additional pictures can be seen at

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Lane’s List Redux

Over the last several months as I've traveled and explored SL, I have shared with my readers the ordinary and extraordinary places and people I encountered there. Since the inception of Lane's List, I have met some of SL's most talented and creative people and I've visited a host of sites, from captivating gardens, to affable and welcoming coffeehouses, classic ballrooms, stylish art gallery's and neighborhood gin joints.

Until now, the travelogue has been exclusively about SL. Within the last few months, after having been invited to participate in several virtual communities, I've decided to expand Lane's List into "a personal travelogue of people and places in virtuality". Second Life, which had opened a vista of a virtual existence for me will continue to be my home base. I am planning to explore other virtual worlds, some directly through a presence and others by proxy through those I have meet in the several expanding business and social networks that I have joined.

As I did when starting Lane's List, I look forward meeting new people and seeing new places. And in sharing it all with the my readers.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

3-D Street Painting Art Exhibition

3-D Street Painting Art Exhibition at the Ten Cubed Gallery in Second Life

Visit the Exhibition: Ten Cubed Gallery

Monday 30th June sees the launch of a novel experiment in Ten Cubed, the contemporary art gallery in Second Life run by the Haydn Shaughnessy gallery ( For the month of July the gallery will be showcasing street painting from artist Rod Tryon of the United States in conjunction with other contemporary art from established gallery artists."We see street painting has a tremendous following with events like the one upcoming in Palo Alto attracting as many as 150,000 people. So although we are a conventional gallery we can't ignore what attracts and engages people. We're really happy to cooperate with Anthony Cappetto and to put street art on the gallery and let people judge its merits alongside some great contemporary art." - Haydn Shaughnessy

A Brief History of the Traditional Street Painting Art Form:

“Street painting is truly an art form that is able to reach people and has done so for centuries going back to its roots in Sixteenth Century Europe, especially in Italy, in which the Madonnari (street painting artists) would travel from town to town following the plentiful Holy Days (holidays) to draw images of the Madonna and religious subjects as their means of expressing their art and earning their living.

The Second World War seriously affected the livelihoods and numbers of the Madonnari, and the art form nearly died out, although there were some itinerant Madonnari seen performing their art in Europe in the late 1960’s by American artists. In 1972 street painting art was revived in the founding of the Incontro Nazionale dei Madonnari in Grazie di Curtatone, Italy. The first street painting festival in North America was the I Madonnari Festival of Santa Barbara in 1987 and continues to this day with as many as 400 artists and young people working on street paintings each Memorial Day weekend at the end of May. Today there are many dedicated street painting festivals in North America and in Europe bringing thousands of street painting artists and fans worldwide together to celebrate the art form and provide local support in their communities for arts education and activities.

Some of the best known and respected festivals in the USA are the Italian Street Painting Festival by Youth in Arts in San Rafael, CA, The Annual Lake Worth Street Painting Festival in Lake Worth, FL, and the I Madonnari Festival in Santa Barbara, CA. Newer festivals with a strong future ahead of them are the Festival Bella Via in Monterrey, Mexico, and a growing number of street painting festivals in Canada, the Netherlands, France, Belgium as well as exhibitions in Japan and Hong Kong.” – Anthony Cappetto

Recent Developments:

A recent development in the street painting art form in the twenty first century is the use of user generated video, blogging, and podcasting of street painting artists at all levels of ability and their fans worldwide. This new technological advance offers opportunity for all street painting, artists, festivals, and fans to allow a window not only to their latest image or festival appearance but a chance to let others know why they street paint and to encourage others – especially the younger generation of street painters to become known and grow in experience. Reaching the public in this way allows the performance aspects of street painting to be shared with many who do not readily have the opportunity to see street painting in person.

Our experiment will take the advances in technology even further as we have the opportunity to introduce this traditional art form performed on the asphalt and pavements of the world into not only the environment of a fine art gallery but in to the many new possibilities offered by Web3D.
Exclusive videos from the Ten Cubed Gallery of Rod’s street painting exhibition will be available on the media sites of Innovative Street Painting Group, Inc., ( on Ning, You Tube, and Facebook) and the Haydn Shaughnessy gallery (

In World and Out World?

The concept of what is or isn't "InWorld and OutWorld" is being explored by the artist comet Morigi in her new exhibit.

"The inworld is NOT the opposite to Real Life BUT rather a type of Real Life. Why don't you say OutWorld instead of Real Life (RL)? Otherwise, you will lose the reality of why you do art inworld. Here in this work, you will see why you should call it OutWorld, not Real Life.

Inworld, everything is made of pictures. The ground and the sky, every creature, houses, clothes, our bodies, everything. You terrain-edit as if you are painting with a brush on the ground.

Here, I exhibit the so-called Terra-Painting."

Her exhibit, already underway can be seen at the Weard Wealty Gallery.