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  • Vanessa Blaylock 13:46 on 26/01/2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Mixed Reality, Owen Parry   

    I Want a Dead One – photos 

    mixed reality performance still

    Hi “Band”! Owen’s still waiting on the video, but he put up some stills of our Mixed Reality performance:

  • Owen 13:41 on 16/11/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    ONO OKOY – Applause!! 

    Hello band

    I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone for participating and rocking out last night. It was for me at least a small dream come true to be part of a band… and a talented HOT one at that! Well done everyone! People in the audience commented on your moves and really interesting responses. People were fascinated. I think it helped with the credits at the end, as it contextualised second life and that you are all autonomous avatars. Otherwise some may have thought it was just a video.
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    • Vanessa 13:45 on 16/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations Owen! And thank you Aeon, Mireille, Moni ‘n Trilby! Great show!! 😀
      It’s great to hear that your tech went so well, between the little details of unfamiliar stuff and just the stress of also being on stage, that’s pretty impressive!

    • Monerda 15:05 on 16/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Owen and band mates!
      I’ve done several of Vanessa’s performances in SL in the past and I have to say this was one of the most enjoyable. The idea that there was a live audience of folks listening to you play and watching us cavort around in our avatars was intriguing and I really look forward ro seeing the video and photographs from your side.

      Anyway I am really pleased that it went well for you and the audience enjoyed the show.

      To quote on of my heroes John Lennon: “I’d like to thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition” xD

    • Ciara 16:09 on 16/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations Vanessa Blaylock Company and Owen!! I’m looking forward to seeing the documentation of your performance 🙂

    • Trilby Minotaur 18:27 on 17/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Hello all! I had a great time as well, and also look forward to seeing the film and photos! 🙂

    • Mireille Jenvieve-Woodford 01:41 on 18/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Ono Okoy, Aeon and I really enjoyed this adventure and we thank you for using our little corner of the metaverse for the SL portion of your piece. We thank Vanessa too, of course, for bringing us into it – and Monerda and Trilby and everyone for their exuberance and other assorted specialness. What a treat! We can’t wait to see the video of the entire piece.
      Anytime you want to share or do or just explore in SL, give us a shout. We’ll be happy to help in any way, whether you use Ce Soir Arts or another location for your work. As Aeon says as I type this, “We just wanna keep up with ya!” (You know how inelegant he can be sometimes.) 🙂
      Hugs all around!

    • Christa Forster 17:45 on 22/01/2014 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the view into this event. I, too, and looking forward to the visuals!

  • Vanessa Blaylock 02:58 on 15/11/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Agnes Sharple, , Owen Parry   

    Hey Owen! The very rockin Agnes Sharple wants to be in the band. I know we already have everybody, but she can play: Bagpipes, Ukulele, Didgeridoo, or Tambourine? Do you need any of those? Or if not, what if she does vocals. I can hang out in the wings and help Aeon with stage manager stuff. And I can smoke all of Moni’s cigs of course. And make power calls on my iPhone9.

    • Monerda Skute 03:17 on 15/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Bagpipes! yessssss! Like AC/DC’s “It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock n roll”. And no I will not share my American Spirit cigs :p

    • Owen 09:43 on 15/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Hi V, I have already made scrolling credits with our names on to come at the end. This would mean having to re-edit, again. Sorry to be a party pooper. I am hoping that this is only the first time, and that our band will tour, then we can invite others. I’d also really like you to be on vocals this time. 🙂

    • Agnes Sharple 19:02 on 15/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      No worries. I didn`t really understand what the performance was about (It`s slow friday!) and was just joking about the bagpipes and the ukulele.
      However, I wasn`t joking about the didgeridoo.

      Seems like I can`t make it anyway, but hope it will be great fun.

      You`ll have beard? Like La Barbe? Super cool! 🙂

      • Owen 13:28 on 16/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Agnes, i hope that we get to do a band another time! We had an absolute ball, and your didgeridoo will be most welcome 🙂

  • Vanessa Blaylock 23:43 on 13/11/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Owen Parry   

    PBR Collaboration 

    here’s a post on today’s rehearsal!

  • Owen 19:42 on 13/11/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Owen Parry   

    Instructions for Performance Friday 15 November 2013 GMT 

    Hello band!

    Great rehearsal today. Exciting to see you all in one place!

    So instructions for Friday:
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    • Mireille 20:18 on 13/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for this, Owen. I think this is the best way for each of us to count it out. Totally, brill! 🙂
      You are a trooper on the SL bit. You did just GREAT, even with glitches and learning curve. So good to have you in-world – and we hope you enjoy SL, whatever you do from this point forward. Let us know if you need anything at all.
      I really had a great time with the rehearsal, and am rarin’ to go for Friday!
      Thank you!

    • Vanessa 20:50 on 13/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Great, so Aeon will be our timekeeper then, for
      1. 30 secs
      2. 30 secs
      3. 2:37

      • Mireille Jenvieve-Woodford 01:30 on 15/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

        Aeon has agreed to count the time.
        Here’s the drill:
        Owen will type: ENTER
        At 30 seconds, Aeon will type: WALK
        We will walk to the stage and take position at our instruments.
        After 30 more seconds, Aeon will type: PLAY
        We will play during the song. Aeon will count 2:37 and type: STOP
        We will stop playing, leave our instruments to gather at the front of the stage to clap, etc.
        Owen will let us know when everything has concluded.

        One or both of us will be there early, and our assistant, Mimi, may be there, depending on her actual schedule. Since there was no audience requirement, we did not advertise this as an event. We should not be distracted by visitors, although people do drop in at Ce Soir at various times that we largely do not control. We will, however, set the sim to G temporarily to ensure that Owen can TP in.

        VOICE will be OFF on the sim, as we are not using it. Please turn off streaming music in your viewers, as we will allow our usual stream to continue playing for visitors since we are not using the stream for this event.

        Rest well tonight. See you tomorrow!

        • Mireille Jenvieve-Woodford 17:21 on 15/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

          PS: I am wondering if Owen knows how to turn off his SL streaming music, so we’ll just remove the stream for the performance. No worries!

  • Vanessa Blaylock 03:38 on 12/11/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    • Performance: Friday 6:30 – 8:30pm GMT / 10:30am – 12:30pm SLT
    • Rehearsal: Wed 3pm GMT / 7am SLT

    Keyboards – Mireille Jenvieve-Woodford
    Macbook – Trilby Minotaur
    Bass – Monerda Skute
    Vocals – Vanessa Blaylock
    RL Vocals – Owen Parry

    LOCATION: Ce Soir Arts

    • Owen 13:19 on 12/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Hello band! The rehearsal on Wednesday should not take long. I will arrive at the space at 3pm GMT… it may take me 10 mins to set up internet. We should be finished by 4pm GMT.

      Vanessa, will some of you have white t-shirts with ONO OKOY written in black? and Some black t-shirts with ONO OKOY in white? That would be visually interesting.

      See you all Wednsesday. I have not met Monerda yet, but i’m looking forward to meeting everyone!

      • Mireille 12:43 on 13/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

        Quick – but important – question:
        For SL, will we be on Voice or streaming? If stream, I’ll need the stream data/URL to enter into the land. Just send along, as needed.
        Thank you! 🙂

  • Vanessa Blaylock 09:58 on 11/11/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Grass Mask, Mask, , Owen Parry, Second Life Marketplace, Surgical Mask   

    Mask & Microphone 

    click to see larger

    I bought one of the masks you selected and also set up a microphone. See what you think.


    • Owen 12:01 on 11/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Van, thanks for putting so much work into this. It feels paramount that the avatar beards match the beard I will wear and audience in the venue… also the ONO OKOY t-shirts. is it impossible to create a grass beard? Apologies if i sound completely ignorant of these things… i’m new to all this. 🙂 If it’s not possible, i am going to have to re-think a few aesthetic things. The grass beards are a way of uniting me and the audience with the avatars. Let me know what you think!

      • Vanessa 14:14 on 11/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not really in a position to build what you want. Maybe you can hunt through SL Marketplace with different search terms and find something that makes you happier?

    • Mireille 15:38 on 11/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      I think I have an idea about the beard! One of my musician friends wears a beard kind of like that and perhaps we could – if it’s modifiable – create something that is a combination of the mask and beard. I will look into it and see what might be possible. Hope this helps!

      • Owen 16:55 on 11/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

        Mireille, that would be really really great! Thank you!!!
        I’m still browsing SL marketplace but cannot find anything that resembled my grass beard design… i’ll keep searching just in case. 🙂

        • Mireille Jenvieve-Woodford 20:42 on 11/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

          My friend has not been online, but I looked about and found a couple that might work – with some modification. I modified one and can post a photo in a bit – after I try a couple of other places to look and see if my friend logs in soon. The beard I have now is no-transfer, but is only $L90 and is easy to modify. 🙂

  • Mireille 19:27 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Looking forward to the event! 

    Hi, Owen, Vaneeesa, et al!

    We are looking forward to having this event at Ce Soir Arts…and I love the idea of playing in the band – with beard, even!

    Let me know if you need anything in between, but I will see you at rehearsal on Wednesday. We wish to advert the event in a way that fits for your work and represents it well. Vaneeesa has been most kind in sharing information, so we feel we have a strong foundation, but anything you would like to add Owen, please post or send along to mireillejenvieve@gmail.com. I will post here or run past Vaneeesa anything we plan to send out for approval.

    Thank you!


    Mireille at the Keyboard...wheee!

    Mireille at the Keyboard…wheee!

  • Vanessa Blaylock 18:12 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Guitar, Keyboard, Macbook, , Owen Parry   

    Mireille & Vanessa 

    Hey Owen, greetings from Mireille & Vanessa @Ce Soir Arts. The band will be:
    Keyboard – Mireille
    Bass – Monerda
    Vocals – Vanessa
    Macbook – TBA, maybe Agnes or Trilby
    Fleshvatar – YOU!

    • Owen 18:36 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Ahhhhhh! Super excited! Hello band!! 🙂
      Hope to see you on Wednesday at 3pm GMT for a rehearsal! Any questions feel free to ask away! Owen x

    • Mireille 19:32 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      I am a glamazon next to your petite loveliness…but GLAM is definitely part of it! 🙂

    • Owen 20:19 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Glam is great!!

  • Vanessa Blaylock 16:26 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Balaclava, Grass Beard, , Owen Parry,   

    Grass Beards or Balaclavas? 

    Hey Owen, VBCO (Vanessa Blaylock Company) has been thinking a lot about Pussy Riot this year. And as of today the Russian penal system has made Nadya Tolokonnikova totally disappear from the face of the earth for nearly 3 weeks. What about you in a grass beard and us in balaclavas? We have a variety of colors, btw.

    • Owen Parry 16:45 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Vanessa, yes I’ve been following the news about Nadya’s disappearance and understand why you would like to wear the pussy riot balaclavas. I am just concerned that wearing the balaclavas has a very very strong consequence on our performance, and I am more interested in the anonymous reference of the grass beard for this performance… as i imagine that our band is calling forth a future movement/community (as yet not recognised) rather than borrowing from one that already exists. These are just conceptual decisions, however i would be happy to chat about another way we could incorporate/support pussy riot. Perhaps I could mention something during the performance? Good to chat about this…

      • Vanessa 16:57 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

        no worries Owen, it’s just that we have balaclavas and lazy Vanessa has to try to make grass beards. haha. I’ll try to get something done by Wednesday.

        • Owen 18:33 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

          Ok. thank you so much Vanessa!! Btw, i have the space on Wednesday at 3pm GMT for a rehearsal. OK? 🙂

  • Owen 15:13 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Grass beards for everyone! 

    OP_Grass Beard


    Here’s the grass beard all band members will be wearing! :}

  • Vanessa Blaylock 13:41 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Owen Parry, The Centimeters   

    “I Want A Dead One” by The Centimeters 

    This is the song we’re performing on Friday 15 Nov at 7pm GMT / 11am SLT.

    Owen – will this video also be the source of the audio? You will be playing the video in the gallery, just with no picture?

    And will we, in Second Life, have picture or sound of you in the gallery?

    • Owen Parry 15:17 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Vanessa, i’m sending you a sound file to your email. I think I will play the song and you guys will follow? We need to do a test with a camera for you to also see me in second life. Excited!

      • Vanessa 15:39 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

        Friday, If we have our band from 6-8p GMT
        (10a – Noon SLT)
        that should be plenty of time for everything, YES?

        • Owen Parry 15:55 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

          Could it be 6.30-8.30 pm GMT? Incase things run a bit slow. There will be other performances by other artists on the night so i will confirm exact time this week, but no later than 8.30 for sure. is that OK for you? if 8pm is the latest you can stay til i will make sure we go first.

  • Owen 11:12 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Owen Parry   


    Hi Vanessa

    On Thursday 14th is it possible to do a rehearsal? After 3pm GMT?


    • Vanessa 13:35 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Thursday is difficult… but Wednesday is great!

    • Owen Parry 14:43 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      OK I will try to get a space and projector for wednesday. what time?

      • Vanessa 15:36 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

        Same as you said is ok, after 3p GMT?

        • Owen Parry 15:51 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

          Ok great. I will try to organise a space and projector to rehearse at 3pm GMT Wednesday 13 November. I have already installed second life on my laptop, will i need anything else apart from a projector and camera?

  • Vanessa Blaylock 03:51 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Ce Soir Arts – Concrete 

    Hey Owen, Mireille made the changes you asked for. She put up concrete and took out the seating. Thanks Mireille!! xo

    • Owen Parry 11:10 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Vanessa and thanks Mireille!! This is perfect! x 🙂

      • Vanessa 13:47 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

        Great Owen, what’s next on our to-do list?
        • 4 avatars performing (do you want only 4? Or is more ok? A few people standing and watching? Or dancing? Or Go-Go dancers? In cages?

        • Microphone / stand, Keyboard, Guitar, Laptop, Speakers.

        • OKO OKOY t-shirts.

        Anything else?

    • Owen Parry 15:11 on 10/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Whhhehhhey! Great!

      only 4 avatars who are playing in the band is best this time. So, you on microphone (virtual) me on microphone (in my venue), then 1 avatar on keyboards, 1 avatar on guitar/bass, and 1 avatar on laptop. Speakers also.

      OKO OKOY t-shirts are great… also do you remember the grass beards to cover mouths? (i don’t know how to attach an image here, so i will put image in next post 🙂

  • Vanessa Blaylock 15:37 on 09/11/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    OWEN: Ce Soir Arts 

    kk, this should work! Mireille Jenvieve-Woodford offered the theater at Ce Soir Arts. So we can shop for a concrete texture you like and then replace the red you see here with it! 😀

    • Owen Parry 15:39 on 09/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      ok cool. can we remove the furniture?

      • Mireille Jenvieve-Woodford 16:48 on 09/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

        Greetings! Yes, we can remove the seating. I have also replaced the textures of the stage and backdrop to a basic concrete – just as a start in exploring options you might like. I will be online again for a short time in a moment and can take the seating down below. I can take a photo and try to post it here. 🙂

        • Mireille Jenvieve-Woodford 17:03 on 09/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

          We can recolor/remove the curtains as well. I took a photo in-world and have sent it to Lara (Vaneeesa) of the present status. And even if you end up not using our theatre, I am enjoying this! WHEEEEE! Best to you both!

    • Mireille Jenvieve-Woodford 14:44 on 15/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Even with part of my avi looking altogether blank, I think this rocks! We are happy to host at Ce Soir Arts in Second Life. We are very into theatre, poetry and other literature, as well as all range of art and music. This is going to be fun!

  • Vanessa Blaylock 15:24 on 09/11/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Brick Wall, Owen Parry, Texture   

    OWEN: Brick Wall 

    Or maybe a brick wall?

  • Vanessa Blaylock 15:08 on 09/11/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Odyssey, Owen Parry   

    OWEN: Odyssey Performance Simulator 

    There’s a concrete, slab wall at the Odyssey Performance Sim.

    • Owen Parry 15:11 on 09/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      as a close up it works well. without the sky or outside to the right. is this possible? And could we replace the poster to the left with an ONO OKOY poster?

  • Vanessa Blaylock 14:49 on 09/11/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Blue Moon, Burlesque, Cabaret, Owen Parry,   

    OWEN: Blue Moon Burlesque Cabaret Theater 


    Hey Owen, here’s another space. It may again be more busy than you want, but I thought I’d toss it up and see if you have any interest.

    • Owen Parry 14:59 on 09/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      I think bare stark empty space is best to reflect the location it will be projected into. white walls, alienating “industrial” feel 🙂

  • Vanessa Blaylock 14:24 on 09/11/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Music Stream, Owen Parry   


    How will the music work? Will it be live at your location? Will there be a feed for us to hear? Or will we just cue our performance off of your performance?

    • Owen Parry 14:32 on 09/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Can you cue your performance off my performance and play the music too (just as the band would)? In my venue there will be a short introduction ritual for the band… maybe 8mins, then there will be orange smoke and then the music cue (by you) and start playing together. Does this make sense?

  • Vanessa Blaylock 03:22 on 09/11/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Lollygaggers, Owen Parry, Stage   

    Owen: Lollygagger Stage Annex 

    click 2C it big!

    Hey Owen, I’m sure we can find whatever you like, but here’s one possibility, Lollygagger Stage. The Lollygaggers are a pretty cool group of creative / event types. If you like the stage it might be fun to do it in their space. LMK and I can ask them. Or I can look for more options.

    • Owen Parry 13:36 on 09/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      i had to look up “Lollygagger”… such a great term! Maybe for the next gig, but for this one a simple inside interior of a stage/gallery would work best i think, so that those present at the gallery are not just watching a video of a gig happening outside, but feel like the gig is happening right there with them in that space! what you think? 🙂

    • Scarlett 16:52 on 09/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      hey vanessa…talk to baldi mcmillan im sure he can hook you up

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