Cylindrian Rutabaga pays tribute to Eva Cassidy
Prim Perfect is delighted to be part of an exciting new musical venture. Together with Radio Riel and Associated Northcliffe Digital (the online version of the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT), Prim Perfect is sponsoring a series of live music concerts on Tribute Island, featuring the very best musical artists of the Second Life world, paying tribute to the artists who have inspired them.
Following on from our very successful concert on Friday 27th June, with Louis Volare paying tribute to John Lennon, tonight sees Cylindrian Rutabaga paying tribute to the Songbird herself, Eva Cassidy.
See the Lasting Tribute to Eva Cassidy.
Cylindrian Rutabaga, Folk Guitarist and Vocalist!
Her music engages the heart and mind of her audience, for there is feeling and the feeling is shared. From a rhythmic acoustic song about facing negative thoughts in a battle for the mind to a flowing, ethereal keyboard that exposes the vulnerability of facing change, Cylindrian’s music and live performances are an emotional ride that will leave you spellbound and wanting more. As with those shining lights of previous generations of folk/acoustic rock acts, Cylindrian’s influences are broad; she is open-minded, curious and not a believer in musical boundaries defined by genres. Cylindrian creates what she feels.
Cylindrian is the virtual representation of Atlanta Singer/Songwriter, Grace Buford, who has a unique blend of folk, pop, blues, and soul wrapped up into the phrase of Modern Acoustic Folk.
For more details see: http://cylindrian.wordpress.com/
Each concert (held on alternate Fridays on Tribute Island during the summer and autumn months) will feature a live performance of an hour to an hour and a half, together with music from Radio Riel. The majority of these will run from 1 to 4 p.m. SLT; the one featuring Paisley Beebe will run from 2 to 5 p.m. SLT.
These are sure to be very popular events – so make sure you get there early!
June 27 – Louis Volare’s Tribute to John Lennon (see http://www.louislandon.com/).
July 11 – Cylindrian Rutabaga’s Tribute to Eva Cassidy (see http://cylindrian.wordpress.com/).
July 25 – Artist to be announced
August 8 – Mankind Tracer’s Tribute to Syd Barrett (see http://www.mankindtracer.com/).
August 16 – BubbaC John’s Tribute to Elvis.
August 22 – Joaquin Gustav’s Tribute to Astor Piazzola (see http://www.purevolume.com/joaquingustav).
September 5 – Atomic Blondie’s Tribute to Marilyn Monroe.
September 19 – Paisley Beebe’s Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald (see http://www.paisleybeebejazzbird.blogspot.com/).
October 3 – Louis Volare’s Tribute to Frank Sinatra (see http://www.louislandon.com/).
More about the concerts, the artists and those they are paying tribute to will appear here on the blog.
Why Tribute Island?
It’s been created as what it says – a Tribute. And that means it combines a place to both remember and reflect, and to salute those who have gone before and given us knowledge, and beauty and even sheer unadulterated fun.
So, you can enjoy your Fay Wray fantasies, or visit the cinema complex to remember your favourite films (and those who created them) – or even visit the film studios and play a part in their making. You can pay tribute to your favourite poets or dance under the benevolent gaze of favourite musical luminaries such as John Lennon, Elvis and Dudley Moore (a noted jazz pianist).
But you can also visit memorials to ordinary people caught up in the horror of war, or terrorism, or sheer ghastly accidents. To me one of the most moving parts is a detailed recreation of an London Underground station, with plaques of the names of those who died in some of the most recent (last thirty-five years) and horrific incidents on the London Underground: the bombings of July 7th 2005, the King’s Cross Fire back in 1987 and the Moorgate crash of 1975.
And there’s emphasis on commemorating ordinary people, throughout the island. Every exhibit contains a link – sometimes leading you to discover more about the individual or the event that is commemorated, but also supplying links to the website Lasting Tribute, an amazing UK site where you can leave a tribute to well-known people you have admired, or create or join a tribute to people who may be less well-known in the wider world, but have nevertheless touched your life in important ways.
One of the most moving places on the island is the war cemetery. In earlier wars, soldiers were buried in cemeteries where they fell, and we have the vast graveyards that commemorate the fallen in France – and others from more recent conflicts around the world – small cemeteries in the Falklands, in Aden, in Malaysia … even in Iraq, marking a previous British occupation (up till 1952). Now, of course, the bodies of the soldiers are returned home to grieving families, and one doesn’t really guess at the scale of what is happening. But on Tribute Island, the war cemetery commemorates the British soldiers who have lost their lives in the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan – over 200 in Iraq and 100 in Afghanistan. It’s a deeply moving place – made more so by the poppies placed around the Centotaph by friends and families who have visited and left their own tributes.
Tribute Island was built during October ’07 by Associated Northcliffe Digital (part of the DMGT Group), with the senior design consultants and master builders of Wind Meta Works.
It’s UK-centric, reflecting the nationality of its main creator, Nikk Huet, although many of the tributes reference international figures – such as the stepping stones which salute a variety of American musicians, including Nina Simone, Tupac Shakur and Barry White. And, despite its corporate input, it’s also a very personal choice by Nick as to what to feature – which is no bad thing. At the very least, you will find yourself learning a variety of new and fascinating facts about people and events you may know well – and some that you’ve never heard of. And – especially if you visit with friends – you may well find yourself in the sort of ‘lists’ discussion, in which you can decide who and what YOU would put on your own personal Tribute Island.
Actually, you could find them commemorated on Tribute Island itself – Nikk has asked that if anyone has an idea for a tribute they should contact Nikk Huet inworld.
And you can also see a video on the Island here: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qugPEjEfdsU].
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