Sunday, October 26, 2008

Thinking Liberally w/o Oct. 27


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The island owner who rented Witchy and I space for our Obama and dress shops suddenly decided to rebuild his island. I can't help but wonder if it was because he wasn't happy about the Obama Storefront--we went a few rounds over it. He's Swedish. I think he called me a bastard.

Anyway we had to move. We are now here. Come get your Obama freebies.

Ongoing

Ongoing, Now through November 14.
Jazz & Art Festival, 2008
Art is displayed 24/7; specific jazz concerts at various times. Schedule available at Orchard Hall
Kerupa Flow is one of five featured Japanese Artists exhibiting their works in the 2008 Jazz & Art Festival, taking place at 9 unique venues in 4 Japanese Owned SIMS from now until November 14. Billed as the "Greatest Ever Musical Event in SL Japan!", Kerupa's work is especially well-suited for her venue - Halcyon: The Secret Garden.
Kerupa Flow - Japanese Artist's work now available for view at Halcyon: The Secret Garden. The Secret Garden is a gorgeous venue; a wonderful place to wander, explore and find beauty in your surroundings.
Orchard Hall, The Secret Garden and Other Venues

Monday, Oct. 27

4:00 pm
Social Injustice Discussion (unconfirmed)
These are usually weekly. This is the last time I will post this without confirmation.
Social Injustice

Tuesday, Oct. 28

6:00 pm
Zath's Album Cafe - KT Tunstall, "Drastic Fantastic"
Hailed last year as "a folk-rock goddess" by Rolling Stone, Scottish singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist KT Tunstall burst onto the UK music scene in with a stunning solo performance as a last-minute replacement act on the BBC's venerable "Later With Jools Holland" in 2004, and onto the US scene with the unlikely placement of "Suddenly I See"--a song about Patti Smith--on the soundtrack of The Devil Wears Prada.  Join us at the Cafe Wellstone as DJ Zathras spins KT's 2007 release, Drastic Fantastic, which showcases her growing confidence as a songwriter and performer.

4:00 pm
Social Injustice Discussion (unconfirmed)
These are usually weekly. This is the last time I will post this without confirmation..
Social Injustice

6 pm
Russell and Serenity at the Yak

6 pm Russell Eponym live!

7:30ish: DJ Serenity brings Pinkification to the Yak

The Lonely Yak Roadhouse

Thursday, Oct. 30

7 pm
Dancing at PB's Tiny Club in the Sky
Come support that top-hatted man from the newest blue state.

DJ PB's Tiny Club in the Sky

7 pm
Ghoularchy 2008
Join us on Halloween eve as we travel throughout Second Life, looking for the scariest and most terrifying spots on the SL grid that AREN'T dedicated to John McCain.  Join us at Jillan's house for haunted tour directions.  Zombie costumes will be provided.

11 pm
Album Cafe - Supertramp, " Breakfast in America"
Photobucket" align="left" border="0" vspace="5" hspace="15">Every Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week, I'm hosting Supertramp's "Breakfast in America." (Rescheduled from last week when my server was down)

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

Friday, Oct 31

7:00 pm
Dancing Liberally - Witches, Warlocks, Sorcerers, and Prayer Warriors
It's Halloween and you know Sarah Palin and her Prayer Warriors are hunkered down praying that Obama loses his teeth and gets hemorrhoids. Now, before you accuse me of engaging in hyperbole read what her prayer group did to a witch who worked for Alaska Corrections:
As we continued to pray against the spirit of witchcraft, her incense
altar caught on fire, her car engine blew up, she went blind in her left
eye, and she was diagnosed with cancer.
So let's dress up in our best witchcraft gear and confuse her by offering too many targets. Lindens awarded to those wearing the best outfits. DJ Rocky the Yak-wizard and Jane2 "an improvement on Jane1" McMahon will be spinning the bytes.

Saturday, Nov. 1

7:00 Am
Social Injustice Coffee Talk
Lets discuss the events of the week!!
Social Injustice

5:00 PM
Russell Performing at Looking Glass Shopping Mall Grand Reopening
The Looking Glass Shopping Mall has had a face lift!!! To celebrate, we are having a heck of a party. Fishing Tourney Random prizes..and raffle. Mostly though, we're excited and pleased to welcome the wonderful live music of Russell Eponym!

7:00 pm
Brokeback Halloween at the Yak
We can't quit you, Halloween, so it's an All Saints Day Eve Costume Party!!  Show some respect and come in your favourite religious garb or as your favourite deity, and DJ Rockywill play all your requests.  Jane promises a costume contest with categories and fabulous prizes as determined by her.  Only three more days to pick on Dick Cheney, who'll be there as the Patron Saint of the Undead.  As usual.
The Lonely Yak Roadhouse

Sunday, Nov.2

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

2:00 pm
THE RINGS: AWESOME SL SHOW
Then DISCUSSION of the Show, World Problems, and Solutions. This will be a facilitated discussion and we will publish an abstract of the solutions that we envision! YOUR CONSENT TO BE QUOTED IS REQUIRED.

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

The Blue-Footed Booby Bar.

7:30pm
Movies at the Red Zeppelin
The glorious people's cinematic crusade continues to make strides in entertaining the SL proletariat. Every week we attempt to screen a classic film or modern documentary, despite the best efforts of The Man to hide or remove films from the library. 
Red Zeppelin

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Thinking Liberally w/o Oct 20


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I put up Obama and Wellstone booths here and an Obama storefront here. If you have ideas to improve them, please let me know. If you'd like to hang out at the storefront to answer questions, please do.

Witchy opened a new shop next to the Obama storefront.

Monday, Oct. 20

4:00 pm
Social Injustice Discussion
Should Michelle Bachman be asked to resign as one of the representatives for the State of Minnesota?  How has Michelle Bachman become so arrogant that she feels she can define what is and what is not American? 

Michelle Bachman has some rather scathing views of those who she labels liberals.  Yet, liberals make up a large portion of the State of Minnesota.  As an elected official she has made a concentrated effort to not represent part of this population. Instead of doing her job and representing the people she has chosen to call some of those people she represents “anti-American.” Should she be held accountable for this?  

This is going to make you very angry….
Social Injustice

Tuesday, Oct. 21

5:30 pm
Zath's Album Cafe - The Who, "Quadrophenia"
"A tough guy, a helpless dancer.
A romantic, is it me for a moment?
A bloody lunatic, I'll even carry your bags.
A beggar, a hypocrite, love reign over me."

Thirty-five years ago this week saw the release of Quadrophenia, The Who's epic rock-opera chronicling a week in the disintegrating life and sanity of Jimmy Cooper, a conflicted young Mod from Shepherds Bush, London. So throw on your army surplus parka, install some extra mirrors on your scooter, and come on down to the Cafe Wellstone as DJ Zathras spins his favorite album.
7:00 pm
Putting the party back in party politics (Rev.'s Birthday)
All comrades are equal, but some are more equal than others and this week is the real life birthday and SL rezday of Marxist-Lennonist Chairman Revpaperboy Boozehound, so the M-L party will put the party back in party politics with a bash of epic proportions at the all new Red Zeppelin with the Chairman himself spinning the tunes. Come on up and enjoy the opiate of the SL masses!  7pm SLT until whenever the opiates run out at the Red Zeppelin.

Wednesday, Oct. 22

4:00 pm
Social Injustice Discussion
What are the major factors of Classism in today’s America?  
Classism continues to be as pervasive if not worse than it was years ago. Classism is the concerted as well as the inadvertent product of a social system which disables a lower economic class, rendering it difficult if not impossible to attain resources or change policies.  Classism creates an unfair advantage for some.  And, while competition is important and crucial within a capitalistic society, if the classism issue is not directly addressed it gets worse, and capitalism ends up a sad little dream of days lost.  
Social Injustice

6 pm
Russell and Serenity at the Yak

6 pm Russell Eponym live!

7:30ish: DJ Serenity brings Pinkification to the Yak

The Lonely Yak Roadhouse

Thursday, Oct. 23

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

The Blue-Footed Booby Bar. 


11 pm
Album Cafe - Supertramp, " Breakfast in America"
PhotobucketEvery Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week, I'm hosting Supertramp's "Breakfast in America."

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

Friday, Oct 24

7:00 pm
Dancing Liberally - Artificial Art Officials
The Guggenheim Museaum opened its doors for the first time forty-nine years ago, this week. Let's celebrate this anniversary with a little dancing and discussion about the sate of the arts after 8 years of Republican rule. The Arts frighten conservatives because they evoke thoughts and emotions from within rather than through the approved channels for indoctrination. That's why they've fought hard to defund the arts and humanities and have been very successful in doing so. 

Dress up in something arts related for a chance to win Lindens. As always, Rocky will be spinning the bytes as Dick! Cheney mutters about fancy-pants artists.

Saturday, Oct. 25

7:00 Am
Social Injustice Coffee Talk
Lets discuss the events of the week!!
Social Injustice

7:00 pm
Costume Party at the Yak

Costume Party!!  Come in your favourite costume as DJ Rocky plays all your requests.  Dick Cheney will be there as a zombie...he refused to dress up for Halloween.
The Lonely Yak Roadhouse

Sunday, Oct. 26

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

1:45 pm
Outlook: An Open Forum for Policy, Politics and Progress
Join Stirling Allen, Jimbo Hoyer, CS Kappler, IanWelch Llewellyn and friends for a lively  and high powered discussion. Follow the unfolding saga of  finance and economic policy and the politics that bind them together. Second in the series.
The program is in SL voice; come early for tech check. Stay late for the after chat. Contact: Widget Whiteberry
Recommended reading (start early)

2:00 pm
THE RINGS: AWESOME SL SHOW
Then DISCUSSION of the Show, World Problems, and Solutions. This will be a facilitated discussion and we will publish an abstract of the solutions that we envision! YOUR CONSENT TO BE QUOTED IS REQUIRED.

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

The Blue-Footed Booby Bar.

7:30pm
Movies at the Red Zeppelin
The glorious people's cinematic crusade contines to make strides in entertaining the SL proletariat. Every week we attempt to screen a classic film or modern documentary, despite the best efforts of The Man to hide or remove films from the library. This week, barring the intervention of the capitalist running dog censors, we will bring you the cautionary capitalist tale Treasure of the Sierra Madre, starring Humphrey Bogart and directed by John Huston. (No stinkin' badges will be required)
Red Zeppelin

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Thinking Liberally w/o Oct. 13


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Monday, Oct. 13

4:00 pm
Social Injustice Discussion
Is good health care a right or is it a luxury?
Social Injustice

5:00 pm
Nickee's Rezzday Party
Micholai and I hope you can join us in celebrating Nickee Ninetails' Rezzday!! Saturday October 11th is her official Rezzday, but we're making her wait until Monday for the Party! (coincidentally, it's the 1-year anniversary of the day she and I (Trouble) met, but that's a long story :-))
Location and theme are secret. Contact Trouble Streeter or Micholai Smythe for details.

Tuesday, Oct. 14

6:00 pm
Zath's Album Cafe - "Grievous Angel," Gram Parsons
The last (and best) of country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons' albums was released in January 1974, four months after his premature death in a Joshua Tree motel room from (as they once said of Bix Beiderbecke) "too much of everything." Ahead of its time and too country for Nashville, Grievous Angel's brilliant instrumention and aching harmonies helped launch the enduring career of Parsons' singing partner, Emmylou Harris, and served as a worthy blueprint for the alt.country movement that would emerge in the 1980s and 1990s. Come dance, gab, and listen as DJ Zathras spins this classic of Cosmic American Music.
Cafe Wellstone

Wednesday, Oct. 15

4:00 pm
Social Injustice Discussion
Should politicians have to provide an explanation of corporate      and big business contributions to campaigns or the pocket book? See: opensecrets.org
Social Injustice

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, snarkm and play a few games. 
Dancing at the Yak after.
Wellstone's Donkey Democratic Club


7:30 pm
DJ Serenity at the Yak
You ain't been properly pinkified until you've danced to the byterian bliss of Serenty's stream. (I'm not sure what I said there. Hope it doesn't sound dirty.)
The Lonely Yak Roadhouse

Thursday, Oct. 16

7 pm
Dancing at the Red Zepplin
Come dance your ass off at the Zep.
Red Zeppelin

11 pm
Album Cafe - TBA - Rev Hosts - I believe it is Tom Waits or Dylin
PhotobucketEvery Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week, The Rev. hosts.

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

Friday, Oct 17

7:00 pm
Dancing Liberally - A Respite
I'm tired of the racial bigotry and unfettered hate eminating from the McCain camp, so let's take a break. I think DJ Rocky the Lost Yak will return to DL, so let's honor him by dressing up in outfits that allude to our favorite albums, musicians, or Dancing Liberally DeeJays (That would be Rocky) Lindens for best outfit. Both Dick! Cheney and I will be wearing our assless pants because, dammit, we're looking for an excuse.

Saturday, Oct. 18

7:00 Am
Social Injustice Coffee Talk
Lets discuss the events of the week!!
Social Injustice

7:00 pm
Rocky Reurns to the Yak in all his DJ Glory...

...or something.

The triumphant return of DJ Rocky as he takes your requests. It's rumoured Dick Cheney will snarl a welcome.
The Lonely Yak Roadhouse

Sunday, Oct. 12

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

1:45 pm
Outlook: An Open Forum for Policy, Politics and Progress
Join Stirling Allen, Jimbo Hoyer, CS Kappler, IanWelch Llewellyn and friends for a lively  and high powered discussion. Follow the unfolding saga of  finance and economic policy and the politics that bind them together. Second in the series.
The program is in SL voice; come early for tech check. Stay late for the after chat. Contact: Widget Whiteberry
Recommended reading (start early)

2:00 pm
THE RINGS: AWESOME SL SHOW
Then DISCUSSION of the Show, World Problems, and Solutions. This will be a facilitated discussion and we will publish an abstract of the solutions that we envision! YOUR CONSENT TO BE QUOTED IS REQUIRED.

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

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Thinking Liberally w/o Oct. 6


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

Supporting Our Own

Amnesty International Sim - AI is officially in SL now. Check out their sim. Seems like there is always a little music and a lot of activism going on there.
Amnesty International

Social Injustice Sim - I also just discovered a sim and group dedicated to social justice. Check the schedule below for events this week. Look's like their events are timed perfectly for you East Coasters.
Social Injustice

Freebies at Witchy's - Find a Witch's Hat and get a prize.
Witchy's Fashions

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, Oct. 6

4:00 pm
Social Injustice Discussion
Will foreign trade policy change with Obama in office?
Social Injustice

8:00 pm
Mystery at the Yak....Mystery something...dj'd or not......but Jane'll be there, I think.
The Lonely Yak Roadhouse

Tuesday, Oct. 7

5:00 pm
Zath's Album Cafe - Brandi Carlile, The Story
This week, join us at the Cafe Wellstone before the debate (an hour early) for The Story, by Ravensdale, Washington's Brandi Carlile. This 2007 folk-rock gem was produced by T-Bone Burnett, and features the sterling harmonies of twin brothers Tim and Phil Hanseroth.
Cafe Wellstone


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 games. If McCain doesn't show up, we'll show your favorite youtubes.
Dancing at the Cafe after.
Wellstone's Donkey Democratic Club

Wednesday, Oct. 8

4:00 pm
Social Injustice Discussion
Should Bush be impeached? [My answer, no. Waste of time now, but Obama better prosecute his ass for violating the Federal Torture Statute among other things.]
Social Injustice

7 pm
Russell Eponym Live at the Yak
If you haven't heard our fellow Wellstoner, Russell, sing yet. You are missing something very wonderful.
The Lonely Yak Roadhouse

Thursday, Oct. 9

7 pm
Why not a dance at Jackson Street Books
Come dance your ass off at Bookem's and Dano's.
We'll get back to our regular schedule next week at the Rev's and Leandra's the following week.

Jackson Street Books

11 pm
Album Cafe - Jackson Browne, For Everyman
PhotobucketEvery Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week, Dano will be celebrating his birthday by hosting Jackson Browne's For Everyman (1973).

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

Friday, Oct 10

7:00 pm
Dancing Liberally - SNL on Friday Night
In honor of Tina Fey 'dead on' impressions of Palin, we will be carrying a Saturday Night Live theme this week.
DJ Zathras will be at the mic and ready to take your requests!
Mad Hatter

Saturday, Oct. 11

7:00 Am
Social Injustice Coffee Talk
Lets discuss the events of the week!!
Social Injustice

7:00 pm
Saturday Night at the Yak
Don't know what they are doing, but dammit, they better be doing something because it's Saturday and that means the Yak.
Rocky who?
The Lonely Yak Roadhouse

Sunday, Oct. 12

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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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Rules for submitting events

Here are the rules. If you don't follow them, you will not get your event published.

-Submission deadline - 11pm SLT on Saturday (The schedule runs from the following Mon to Sun.)

-Submissions must be sent by email to gen.jc.christian@gmail.com with the header "calendar." If you do not do this I will lose it.

-Submissions must include:
  • date
  • time
  • Title of event
  • description of event
  • Slurl
-Either the event venue must be owned by a member of Cafe Wellstone or the people organizing it must be members

- I will not publish events given to me via chat or notecards.

-I may post multiple events for the same time at my discretion.

-I may exclude events at my discretion if I feel they will draw the same crowd as an established event