Sunday, September 28, 2008

Thinking Liberally w/o Sept. 28


See end of this post to learn how you can submit events for publication.


Banned Books Week (BBW)
It's the American Library Assn's Banned Books Week. It's ironic that it's being held the same time as the VP debate. They'll be holding events all week long at their sim, and they've created a site there for BBW. Check it out.
ALA Banned Books Town Square


Monday, Sept. 29

All Day
Banned Books Video - Judy Blume 
Judy Blume . . . and Our Children’s Freedom to Read (1992) (30 min) 
“The Open Mind” (1992 episode)
Host: Richard D. Heffner
Guest: Author Judy Blume

12:30pm
BBW DEBATE - And Tango Makes Three
Open debate on And Tango Makes Three, written by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, and illustrated by Henry Cole. What makes this the most challenged book for the last two years?
Two volunteers needed to debate the main opposing sides — please IM Bryan Anderton of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom about participation.
Comments and questions from audience encouraged!!

Tuesday, Sept. 30

All Day
Banned Books Video - Storylines Midwest 
Storylines Midwest episode (60 min)
"A Thousand Acres" by Jane Smiley, winner of Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1991. Successfully banned at high school in Lynden, WA in 1994; successfully retained at high school in Round Rock, TX in 1996

6:00 pm
Zath's Album Cafe - David Bowie's Hunky Dory
Just like the original Album Cafe, only earlier, every Tuesday DJ Zathras or another Cafe Wellstoner spins a favorite album. This week, DJ Zathras plays David Bowie's classic 1971 album Hunky Dory, featuring Mick Ronson on guitar and Rick Wakeman of Yes on keyboards.

Wednesday, Oct. 1

12:30pm
DISCUSSION GROUP: Is Banned Books Week Necessary?
Do you think Banned Books Week is necessary? Important? Or is it all just National Hogwash Week? Discussion moderated by avatar Bryan Anderton/Bryan Campbell of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom
Comments and questions from audience expected!

6 pm
Russell Eponym at the Yak
Our own Russell will be playing at the Yak. I heard him last week, and he is absolutely incredible.
The Lonely Yak Roadhouse

Thursday, Oct. 2

4pm
BBW Dance Party: Arabian Nights or The Thousand and One Nights by Anonymous
Not allowed into the USA (1927-1931) and confiscated in Egypt (1985), said to threaten moral fabric of citizens. 

6 pm
Vice Presidential Debate
We'll be streaming audio of the VP debate live at Wellstone's Donkey. Join us for the snark, discussion, humor and the kind of in-depth analysis you've come to expect at the Donkey. Ball-shooter guns will be provided to give Sarah that "true alaskan wolf experience" every time she lies or says something stupid--that is until the sim crashes from too many prim collisions. (No, State Security Apparatus, we aren't advocating that any harm come to the real Sister Sarah.)
Wellstone's Donkey Democratic Club

7:30 pm
Dancing at Cafe Wellstone
We'll continue the debate discussion as we dance.
Cafe Wellstone

11 pm
Album Cafe - Styx, The Grand Illusion 
PhotobucketEvery Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week, I'll be hosting The Grand Illusion by Styx as a commentary on the McCain campaign.

If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.
Cafe Wellstone

Friday, Oct. 3

All Day
Banned Books Video - Judy Blume 
“The Open Mind” (October 20, 2000 episode)
Host: Richard D. Heffner
Guest: Author Judy Blume

12:30pm
BBW DEBATE: The Perks of Being A Wallflower
Open debate on The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. What makes this book so 
objectionable to the parents of high school students?
Two volunteers needed to debate the main opposing sides — please IM Bryan Anderton of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom about participation.
Comments and questions from audience encouraged

7:30 pm
Dancing Liberally - Banned Books Week Edition
It's Banned Books Week and the day after a book burner made her case for becoming our vice president. So let's get together and dance as we discuss the assault on our First Amendment by Sarah Palin and her ilk.  Dress up as your favorite literary character or the bluehairs, fascists, pastors, etc who are doing the banning. Lindens awarded to the best outfits. DJ Rocky The Yaklibrarian will be spinning the bytes.
Cafe Wellstone

Saturday, Oct. 4

12:30pm
ALA Island Banned Books Week Read-Out & Fireworks
ALA Staff and guests will read aloud from selected works that have been banned or challenged. Readers will include Oberon Octagon, ALALibraryVal Miles, Bryan Anerton, Kay Tairov, Elaine Tulip, Bunny Iwish, and more. Reading will use voice chat.
Party will follow.

6:00 pm

"Calling the General a 'Bastard' Night" at the Yak
6 pm -  Shamanes will be live and in the house!  Horacios rules.

7 pm - Senor DJ Rocky "Maradona is my second name" Torok will take all of your requests, Spanish, English and in between.  Senora Jane will be soothing the General's ruffled feathers and assuring him that Juanes is not swearing at him, while Dick Cheney reads up on escaping to Argentina before the truth comes out.
The Lonely Yak Roadhouse

Sunday, Oct. 5

6am
SECRETS OF SL ACTIVISM - FREE Teach-In Course, now listed as: NCI: EVENT ORGANISING
Join us for 1 hour each week to learn new SL organizing skills to promote more SL activism
Alternate Weeks: Focus on "Basic Organizing" and "Large Event Organizing"
NCI

4pm
Dancing at Leandrah's
Come support Leandrah and her DJ, PB.

The Blue-Footed Booby Bar.

7:15pm
Movies at the Red Zeppelin
Despite the machination of the evil YouTube capitalist running dog lickspittles, the glorious Marxist-Lennonist (Groucho&John Factions United) people's film project continues to move forward. This week at 7:15 pm we'll play a great movie at the Red Zeppelin. Be there or miss out!
Red Zeppelin

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Are you a Cafe Wellstone member and want your blog or SL business in the side bar? Send me a name, the name of your blog or business, a link, and a classification if business (clothing, club, etc.) Please don't send the info in-world. I'll lose it. Use the email address, above.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Thinking Liberally w/o Sept 22


See end of this post to learn how you can submit events for publication.

Supporting Our Own
Vex Streeter's book, Scripting Your World is out, and if you want to learn more about scripting in SL, this book is for you.

Monday, Sept. 22

6:00 pm
Open Mike at the Yak
The best live acts in SL each get 20 minutes on the microphone at the Yak.
The Lonely Yak Roadhouse

8:00 pm
Mystery at the Yak....Mystery something...dj'd or not......but Jane'll be there. Raffle ball active!
The Lonely Yak Roadhouse

Tuesday, Sept. 23

6:00 pm
Zath's Album Cafe - Wilco, Sky Blue Sky
Just like the original Album Cafe, only earlier, every Tuesday DJ Zathras or another Cafe Wellstoner spins a favorite album. This week, join us to hear Wilco's most recent record, Sky Blue Sky, their first with guitar wizard Nels Cline.
Cafe Wellstone

Wednesday, Sept. 24

6 pm
DJ PB at the Blue-Footed Booby Bar
Say "Howdy Sailor" to Leandrah and the gang at one of the finest sailor bars this side of Rotterdam.

The Blue-Footed Booby Bar

Thursday, Sept. 25

6 pm
Virtually Speaking
Stirling (Newberry) Allen returns to Virtually Speaking to discuss the facts behind the joint financial and constitutional crises finally coming to a head.


7 pm
Double DJs at PB's Tiny Club in the Sky
7pm - DJ PB
9pm - DJ The Lexx
DJ PB's Tiny Club in the Sky

11 pm
Album Cafe - Billy Idol, Cyberpunk and Underground by The Pitchforks of Duke U.
PhotobucketEvery Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week, PB will be hosting Billy Idol's Cyberpunk and Underground by The Pitchforks of Duke University.

If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.
Cafe Wellstone

Friday, Sept. 26

6 pm
Presidential Debate at the Donkey
We'll be running audio of the debate, making fun of McCain, and discussing the hell out of it at the Donkey. Want to watch it on TV? Come anyway, chat, and play a few debate drining games. If McCain doesn't show up, we'll show your favorite youtubes.
Wellstone's Donkey Democratic Club



7:30 pm
Dancing Liberally - McCain Hiding Out Edition
For weeks, Sen. John McCain has been hiding behind Sarah Palins skirts. Now, he's gone completely incognito as he desperately employs the strangest campaign gimmick ever attempted, an attempt to dodge tonight's debate by "suspending" of his campaign. So let's honor McCain tonight by disguising ourselves in the clothing of the opposite gender. Yes, it's your chance to crossdress for lindens. DJ Rocky The Yakmistress will be spinning the bytes and I'll be resisting Dick! Cheney's most romantic come ons, lines like "Hey, let me shoot you in the face," and "I want to drill there and drill now."
Cafe Wellstone

Saturday, Sept. 27

7:00 pm
Tiny Oktoberfest at the Yak
Bring your root beer steins and waffle pretzels as DJ Tiny Rockymeister takes your requests and Tiny Hausfrau Jane keeps the bisamrratten song from appearing on the playlist, if you know what I mean. Free dirndls and leiderhosen for the biggies!
The Lonely Yak Roadhouse

Sunday, Sept. 28

6am
SECRETS OF SL ACTIVISM - FREE Teach-In Course, now listed as: NCI: EVENT ORGANISING
Join us for 1 hour each week to learn new SL organizing skills to promote more SL activism
Alternate Weeks: Focus on "Basic Organizing" and "Large Event Organizing"
NCI

10:30 am
World Record Onigokko Event
We're trying to set the world record for avatars doing Onigokko. I'll play the music. You run like hell.

Witchy's Fashions

2:30pm until late
Dancing at Leandrah's
Come support Leandrah and her DJ, PB.

The Blue-Footed Booby Bar.

7:15pm
Movies at the Red Zeppelin
Despite the machination of the evil YouTube capitalist running dog lickspittles, the glorious Marxist-Lennonist (Groucho&John Factions United) people's film project continues to move forward. This week at 7:15 pm we'll play a great movie at the Red Zeppelin. Be there or miss out!
Red Zeppelin

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Please submit events for publication by emailing me at gen.jc.christian@gmail.com before Sunday night. Please include a slurl and I prefer HTML, if possible.

Are you a Cafe Wellstone member and want your blog or SL business in the side bar? Send me a name, the name of your blog or business, a link, and a classification if business (clothing, club, etc.) Please don't send the info in-world. I'll lose it. Use the email address, above.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Thinking Liberally w/0 Sept 15


See end of this post to learn how you can submit events for publication.

Monday, Sept. 15

6:00 pm
Open Mike at the Yak
The best live acts in SL each get 20 minutes on the microphone at the Yak.
The Lonely Yak Roadhouse

8:00 pm
Mystery DJ at the Yak....so phone the neighbors...wake the kids...you'll be glad you did! Come on down....
The Lonely Yak Roadhouse

Tuesday, Sept. 16

6:00 pm
Zath's Album Cafe - Marquee Moon by Television 
For the inaugural edition, DJ Zathras will play the seminal punk classic Marquee Moon by Television, the band who built the first stage at the storied Manhattan punk venue CBGB.  Join Zath and the gang at the Wellstone Cafe for an album whose delicate technical brilliance and musical depth give lie to punk's "three chords and a safety pin" image.'
Cafe Wellstone

Wednesday, Sept. 17

6:00 pm
Sarah Palin Armed Date Night at the Rifle Range
Join our Meleena Akina for a night of games, dancing and videos at Sarah Palin’s Rifle Range!

Thursday, Sept. 18

6pm
Virtual Speaking
Jimbo interviews a liberal author.

7 pm
Dancing at the Blue-Footed Boobie Bar
Say "Howdy Sailor" to Leandrah and the gang at one of the finest sailor bars this side of Rotterdam.
The Blue-Footed Boobie Bar


11 pm
Album Cafe - Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
PhotobucketEvery Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week, I'll be hosting Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.
Cafe Wellstone

Friday, Sept. 19

7 pm
Dancing Liberally - Talk Like A Pirate Day (Really, this time)
Yes, I blew it and celebrated a month early, but today it really is Talk Like a Pirate Day. So throw on some pirate duds (Lots of freebie costumes on SLex), come down to Jillan's Hetstence Ranch, and be prepared to have your timbers shivered. We'll be discussing politics in a piratey way and dancing to the rum-fueled tuneage stylings of one DJ Rocky the Yakbeard. Lindens awarded for best outfit, but as ever, there is no need to dress up.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Vex Streeter will be speaking about his book, Scripting Your World at Jackson Street Books at 
1pm SLT.

1:00 pm
Jackson Street Books Author Event: Vex Streeter 
Vex Streeter will be speaking about his book, Scripting Your World at Jackson Street Books.
Join us for tips about how to take your creations to a new level. Vex will reveal the super-duper secrets of building and scripting in Second Life.

7:00 pm
Dancing at the Yak
There be dancing at the Yak, requests played by Rocky, and much, much discussion about shoes, zombies, and prison. Hey, isn't that the perfect country and western song?
The Lonely Yak Roadhouse

Sunday, Sept. 14

6am
SECRETS OF SL ACTIVISM - FREE Teach-In Course, now listed as: NCI: EVENT ORGANISING
Join us for 1 hour each week to learn new SL organizing skills to promote more SL activism
Alternate Weeks: Focus on "Basic Organizing" and "Large Event Organizing"
NCI

2:30pm until late
Dancing at Leandrah's
Come support Leandrah and her DJ, PB.

The Blue-Footed Booby Bar.

7:15pm
Movies at the Red Zeppelin
Despite the machination of the evil YouTube capitalist running dog lickspittles, the glorious Marxist-Lennonist (Groucho&John Factions United) people's film project continues to move forward. This week at 7:15 pm "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" at the Red Zeppelin. Be there or miss out!
Red Zeppelin

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Please submit events for publication by emailing me at gen.jc.christian@gmail.com before Sunday night. Please include a slurl and I prefer HTML, if possible.

Are you a Cafe Wellstone member and want your blog or SL business in the side bar? Send me a name, the name of your blog or business, a link, and a classification if business (clothing, club, etc.) Please don't send the info in-world. I'll lose it. Use the email address, above.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Thinking Liberally w/o Sept. 8


See end of this post to learn how you can submit events for publication.

Monday, Sept. 8

6:00 pm
Open Mike at the Yak
The best live acts in SL each get 20 minutes on the microphone at the Yak.
The Lonely Yak Roadhouse

8:00 pm
Mystery DJ at the Yak....so phone the neighbors...wake the kids...you'll be glad you did! Come on down....
The Lonely Yak Roadhouse

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Beginning next week. Best Political Youtubes of the week.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Thursday, Sept. 11

5;46 AM
WTC Memorial 
Join us in NYC near the WTC Memorial for a remembrance honoring those lost in the 9/11 attacks. We'll gather beginning at 5am SLT (8am Eastern) and will begin a reading of all 2974 names at 5:46am SLT (8:46am Eastern), the time the first plane struck the World Trade Center. It will be played over the music channel and will take about 3 1/2 hours to complete. We also will be dedicating a new FDNY Memorial.  Later, at 3pm SLT, we will hold a somber, Formal dance. Please join us, and Never Forget.

All Day
911 Memorial at Wellstone's Donkey
I'll be airing both audio and a number of video versions Ani Difranco's "Self Evident" and readings of the Constitution in a loop. This is not a celebration, it is a wake, a time to remember all those who were murdered and to mourn the death of our most basic values, things like privacy, habeas corpus, and an abhorrence of torture. Many people call 911 a defining moment in American history. They pound their chest, shouting about how it was the day when we finally confronted the evil of "Islamofascism." While they are certainly right about it being a defining moment, they fail to see that it is defined by our own evil, our willingness to shred our constitution and accept, no demand, the theft of our republic by authoritarian plutocrats.
It's not a day for the ignorant patriotism of the flag. It's a day of mourning where the red, white, and blue should be set aside for grief-stricken black. it's a day when the Constitution should be remembered for what it was, and what it hopefully can be, again. Most of all, it is a day when we should all pledge our lives to righting the great injustice that has been done to our country and begin doing all we can to make it something for which we can take pride, once again.
Wellstone's Donkey Democratic Club

7PM
Remembering 911 at the Mad Hatter
Patriotism at it's SL finest...
This time, for this event, all that matters is that we remember.
Come join us at the Mad Hatter Dance Club
We'll move outside by the fishing hole for fireworks at 9 and you can fish to win L's
Trust me OURS is much better than 7Seas
DJ Zathras will do us the honor of playing our requests as well as a great set
of reminders for what our country lost that day.
9/11/2008 7 until 9 or 10 or or or til we need to move on to somewhere else
Mad Hatter Dance Club

11 pm
Album Cafe - Double Header - "Velvet Underground & Nico" and Reed and Cale's "Songs for Drella."
PhotobucketEvery Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week, Serenity will be hosting the Velvet Underground's debut album, "Velvet Underground & Nico" followed by Lou Reed and John Cale's "Songs for Drella."

If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.
Cafe Wellstone

Friday, Sept. 12

7 pm
Dancing Liberally - Woodstock Nation
OK, errant Pirate Days and Witchy's, and Rocky's birthdays threw us off schedule. I promised you hippies and by God you're going to het hippies--dirty, fucking or otherwise--30 or so years and about a month after the original Woodstock. So break out the tie dye and paisley and lets kick up our Birkenstocks for a night of peace, love, and understanding. There's nothing wrong with that, dammit. DJ Rocky the Yakdyer will be spinning the bytes and we'll be giving lindens out to those who best personify the hippy ethos. But please, please don't buy any brown acid from Dick! Cheney. It will turn you into a bitter, hate-fueled old man or Joe Lieberman, which, come to think of it, is the same thing but with an extra dash of impotence.
Cafe Wellstone

Saturday, Sept. 13

7:00 pm
Not another birthday party for Rocky at the Yak
It's an all contest, all-request evening. no zombies. Jane's contest rules, Rocky's request rules. Dick Cheney sits in the corner and dreams about hunting with Sarah.
The Lonely Yak Roadhouse

Sunday, Sept. 14

6am
SECRETS OF SL ACTIVISM - FREE Teach-In Course, now listed as: NCI: EVENT ORGANISING
Join us for 1 hour each week to learn new SL organizing skills to promote more SL activism
Alternate Weeks: Focus on "Basic Organizing" and "Large Event Organizing"
NCI

2:30pm until late
Dancing at Leandrah's
Come support Leandrah and her DJ, PB.

The Blue-Footed Booby Bar.

7:15pm
Movies at the Red Zeppelin
The Rev is back.
Sept. 15 The Marx Brothers Night at the Opera
Sept. 22 the Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy
Sept. 29 Loudon Wainwright III "One Man Guy"
Come and join the rest of the cool comrades and cadres at the newest, most exclusive afterhours club in Second Life. Red Zeppelin -- the official Marxist - Lennonist (Groucho and John factions united) Party Headquarter, Free movies, music, drinks, food, backgammon and cards and who knows what else with your host, the RevPaperboy Boozehound.
Red Zeppelin

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Thinking Liberally, w/0 Sept 1


See end of this post to learn how you can submit events for publication.

Member Places
Wellstoner Meleena has created a place where good conservatives can shoot endangered species while discussing their plans to secede from the Union. grab a gin and check it out.
Sarah Palin's Rifle Range


Monday, Sept. 1


Tuesday, Sept. 2

7PM (when available)
Dancing at the Cafe w/ DJ Zathras
Welcome to the working week! In honor of (the day after) Labor Day, take a break from the daily grind as DJ Zathras spins songs of working people and working lives who don't want to secede from the United States.
Cafe Wellstone

Wednesday, Sept. 3

8:00 pm
DJ Dylin's at the Yak....so phone the neighbors...wake the kids...you'll be glad you did! Come on down....
The Lonely Yak Roadhouse

Thursday, Sept. 4

7PM
Dancing at PB's Tiny club in the Sky
We'll be celebrating the RNC flop at PB's.
DJ PB's Tiny Club in the Sky

11 pm
Album Cafe - Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors"
PhotobucketEvery Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week, I'll be hosting Fleetwoods "Rumors"

If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.
Cafe Wellstone

Friday, Sept. 5

7 pm
Dancing Liberally - Zombie Nation
We thought we'd celebrate the hope a McCain presidency will bring by dressing up as zonmbies and dancing until our limbs fall off. So join us for a little discussion and dancing with a touch of cannibalism as DJ Rocky spins some of the greatest tunes this side of Dick Cheney's putrid, rotting, undead flesh. Lindens given for best "undead" outfit, but dressing up is optional.
Cafe Wellstone

Saturday, Sept. 6

7:00 pm
Big Bands at the Yak
Jane's in charge. Her rules. Her shoes. Her choice of music. Her funny way of saying the word "about." She's a foreigner, so please speak loudly and slowly while you dance your asses off.
The Lonely Yak Roadhouse

Sunday, Sept. 7

6am
SECRETS OF SL ACTIVISM - FREE Teach-In Course, now listed as: NCI: EVENT ORGANISING
Join us for 1 hour each week to learn new SL organizing skills to promote more SL activism
Alternate Weeks: Focus on "Basic Organizing" and "Large Event Organizing"
NCI

2:30pm until late
Dancing at Leandrah's
Come support Leandrah and her DJ, PB.

The Blue-Footed Booby Bar.

7:15pm
Movies at the Red Zeppelin
The Rev is back.
Coming attractions include the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, A Night at the Opera, and Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

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Please submit events for publication by emailing me at gen.jc.christian@gmail.com before Sunday night. Please include a slurl and I prefer HTML, if possible.

Are you a Cafe Wellstone member and want your blog or SL business in the side bar? Send me a name, the name of your blog or business, a link, and a classification if business (clothing, club, etc.) Please don't send the info in-world. I'll lose it. Use the email address, above.