Wednesday, December 29, 2010

ganjo mokeev at pannie's

ganjo mokeev at pannie's, originally uploaded by rafeejewell.

blues musician ganjo mokeev

ganjo mokeev in concert

Oh, man do we "got the blues" at the end of the year. This is the time of year for reflection and praise of the best. And, I was in the mood for some down low blues.

pannie's & rosedrop media circus in second life

Blues musician, Ganjo Mokeev is simply a great live performer on the Second Life grid. His bluesy guitar just wails the right emotion and compliments his rockin' voice. Tonight, he is playing at Pannie's.

raftwet at ganjo mokeev blues show

raftwet jewell at ganjo mokeev concert

This is party time and every club and venue has dj's, live acts and more. Get out there folks and party till it's 2011!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

raftwet, xavier of THE A LIST!

raftwet, xavier at dj healer ladybird party, originally uploaded by rafeejewell.

xavier, raftwet at hot m.e.s.s. for dj etc dollinger

raftwet, xavier at key west resort for live music

raftwet, xavier at brick house for dj sixes jonesford

What a great year 2010 has been for us. 

raftwet, xavier at club substance

THE A LIST! tries to network everyone's business interests here in Second Life by providing a vehicle of transparency. We allow you to use this group for your needs. We even allow you to form your own group by using our resources to network. We do not restrict much except for the big no no's. We want our notices to be informative without drama or unsavory language. And, most of all, we respect you as business owners, group owners, club/venue owners, and artists/musicians.

xavier, raftwet at sleek for dj sao
The benefits are great for us, too. We get to hang out with you and attend great parties when we have the time. We go to your events because we really want to; not just because you are in our group. We applaud joyously for our musicians. We believe in you and we truly enjoy your music.

xavier, raftwet at organica/happy clam island for dj thomtrance

xavier, raftwet at blu party

raftwet, xavier at jake's club resort halloween party

What we hope is that you all understand that we are doing the best we can with the limited resources and man-power to blog and social network your interests. Please do not allow your feelings to fester. Communicate with us if you see a problem or criticism. We are not perfect. And, real life often interferes with our schedule, so sometimes we can not be where we want to be with you.

xavier, raftwet at maximillion kleene concert

We have also started a new flickr group called THE A LIST! Virtual. Please join us and share your photos. We want to tell everyone about your personal and business interests. Help us to spread the word about you!

xavier, raftwet at woods for halloween party

raftwet, xavier at ambrosia dance club

raftwet, xavier of THE A LIST!

Please feel free to post or comment your info on our virtual sites:


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Delinda Dyrssen Memorial Celebration

second life sky and clouds, originally uploaded by rafeejewell.

Days have gone by since Delinda Dyrssen passed away. She was very well-known in Second Life's live music scene. A huge supporter of the artists and musicians on the grid, she was generous and non-judgemental. I had the honor of meeting her through the many events at The Pocket. Blurry eyed from lack of sleep, she wrote blogs and helped network the many interests in live music during many time zones. I was so blessed to have met her at a time when I thought no one else felt the way I did about unifying interests and supporting each other.

She shared with me briefly about her illness, but never complained about it. I read between the lines, and I knew she was struggling with a disease that might someday overcome her.

When she died, the outpouring on the grid was incredible. There were meetings about having a memorial service. One in particular was led by Chestnut Rau and drew so many SL celebrities. The gathering was a who's who in Second Life. I learned then that Delinda was not just a music lover but a sailor, too. She had a passion for the water. I knew there was something that connected us.

I have a theory about death here in the virtual world. In the real world, many of us speak of the soul and how our spirit is never gone. Even those who do not believe in a spiritual god, there is still the element of an energy force moving to another level of reality. And, in Second Life, we only know each other as our souls. No gender, just a soul; a person behind the avatar who we know and love. Which brings me back to my theory: Delinda lives here forever. Her soul will remain on this grid in digital packets of data interspersed among all of us who knew her.  ~~ Rafee ~~

Chesnut Rau has sent over a schedule for Delinda Dryseen Memorial Celebration:

"A two day Memorial Celebration of the incredible life of Delinda Dyrssen will take place this coming weekend, Saturday 12/18 and Sunday 12/19. There will be live music, comedy, an art auction, a grand sail around Sailor's Cove on Saturday afternoon and tributes to our dear friend. I know several musicians have written songs for Delinda so you can expect to hear beautiful original music over the course of the weekend. The schedule is not entirely finalized so expect some additions and changes.

Saturday 12/18 - Sailors Cove Theater

9:30am         Pmann Sands
11:00am       Christopher135 Quan
11:30am      Astronimus Randt (or Astronimus Galaxy) with Cellandra Zon
12:00 pm     PonDman Haalan
12:30 pm     Tpenta Vanalten
1:00 pm       Remembrance in Voice
2:00pm        Remembrance in Words
3:00pm        Remembrance Messages
4:30pm        Truelie Telling
6:30pm        Nesto Silverfall
7:00pm        Noma Falta
7:30pm        OhMy Kidd
8:00pm        Pato Milo
8:30pm        Anek Fuchs

Sunday 12/19 - The Pocket

9:00am        Pilgrim75 Swashbuckler
9:30am        Lorin Tone
10:00am     Arimo Teixeira
11:00am      Frets Nirvana
12:00pm     The Follow
12:30pm     CraigLyons Writer
1:00pm       TwinGhost Ronas
2:00pm        Guitar Zane
3:00pm        ZeroOne Paz
3:30pm        Zak Claxton
4:00pm        Phaylen Fairchild
4:30pm        Lauren Weyland
5:00pm         Maximillion Kleene with Cellandra Zon
5:30pm        Wytchwhisper Sadofsky
6:00pm        Zachh Cale
6:30pm        Ande Foggarty
7:00pm        Blues Heron
7:30pm        Vaughan Michalak
8:00pm        Freestar Tammas
8:30pm        Von Johin
9:00pm        Moondoggirl Moomintoog
9:30pm        Kit Guardian
10:00pm      Matthew Perrault
10:30pm      RoseDrop Rust
11:00pm      ColeMarie Soleil
OPEN MIC        

We do expect the sims to be crowded so if you want a quiet place to listen you are welcome to do so at my home or at Crap Mariner's Clocktree Park If anyone else would like to stream the Memorial on their land please let me know.

Enjoy more than 30 art works graciously donated by creative friends of Delinda's for the art auction and you are encouraged to bid generously. The funds will go to KDIGO which is a charity that was near to Delinda's heart.  There will be art displayed on both sims so please visit Sailor's Cove and The Pocket to enjoy the works.

One of the goals of the Memorial is to raise awareness about kidney disease and the international database for paired kidney donation that Delinda was promoting when she died so suddenly. KDIGO is a global non-profit foundation dedicated to improving the care and outcomes of kidney disease patients. Please visit the KDIGO webpage and read more about the organization If you are interested in learning about how you can give the gift of life by donating one of your kidneys please visit the US National Kidney Registry at their webpage

Delinda's RL family and her SL friends encourage you to consider making a Memorial donation to the The National Kidney Foundation, which is part of KDIGO, in Delinda's name.  If you want to make a donation I encourage you to do so via the webpage at this link

If you choose the "Memorial Gift" option Delinda's family will get a note from the Foundation. I can't think of a more lovely tribute than for them to get hundreds of notes so they know how much Delinda was loved."

Many thanks to the volunteers of this event and thank you Chestnut Rau for taking the lead!
Schedule information submitted by Chestnut Rau in behalf of Delinda Dyrssen Memorial Celebration.
Personal notes and editing by raftwet jewell for THE A LIST! blog.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Female Boxer at WIN - Warrior Instinct Nation - Boxing

Female Boxer at WIN, originally uploaded by rafeejewell.

Announcer in the ring at WIN

Friday night smack down at WIN

WIN signage at Second Life

Calvinizm2g Quan at WIN

WIN - Warrior Instinct Nation

Presents Boxing in Second Life

Extreme Sports / Xtreme Sports

Round 2!

Boxing ring at WIN

An amazing venue for contact sports! This place is an eye-opener for any avatar who claims there is "nothing" to do on the grid. Oh, yes, this is not a seedy venue either, but a place where you can bring your friends and a date.

"In this corner..." at WIN

Come experience the boxing with both male and female boxers. With stringent security WIN has created an almost lag-free place for the boxing enthusiast.

xavier and raftwet at WIN

WIN LOGO signage

Grab your popcorn and get ready to cheer these warriors on to the end!

2010 ADVENT HUNT : BOSL Magazine

2010 ADVENT HUNT : BOSL, originally uploaded by rafeejewell.

Best of Second Life Magazine



December 10 - 30th

Renaissance Galleria
Casablanca Boulevard
Casablanca Hotel

Look for the mistletoe mark for the item
The quality item will be only 50 Lindens

Happy Holidays!

Click on the slurl at Renaissance Galleria for more information on this event.

Information and kiosk submitted by BlackBarbie Bravin and THE A LIST! blog.
Uploaded and edited by raftwet jewell for this event.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

robin olson violin holiday concert

robin olson violin hoiiday concert, originally uploaded by rafeejewell.

robin olson, formerly w/ hollywood bowl orchestra

craig lyons and robin olson

robin olson & craig lyons in concert


Presents Celebrity Guest Artists

CraigLyon Writer - vocals, guitar
Robin Olson - violinist

special live music concert in second life

In Craig Lyons words:

"Hope this Holiday Season is finding you all well and warm!

We are excited to announce guest artist and my dear friend, Robin Olson. Robin is a world-renowed concert violinist, having played on hundreds of major motion picture soundtracks and major studio albums.  He has shared the stage with a number of household names including, Elton John, Barbara Streisand, Lady Gaga, and many more.  Robin also served as the Associate Concert Master for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra for many years, and is truly one of the most gifted violinists on Earth!!

We are truly thrilled to bring him into Second Life and would like to invite you all to join as we bring Robin's live performance of his highly acclaimed Holiday album 'A Violin Christmas'  to a virtual audience for the first time ever!! We will kick off this series, entitled 'Home for the Holidays' this evening @ 8SLT! This is an amazing artist in a truly intimate experience!

Bring your Holiday Spirit, a loved one, and Enjoy this beautiful show we've worked so hard to bring to you!"

See you there!!


CraigLyons Writer
with Dirval Music Associates

raftwet jewell at robin olson concert

xavier, raftwet at robin olson violin concert

season's greetings from second life

All photos by raftwet jewell and uploaded for THE A LIST! blog.
Information by CraigLyons Writer and submitted for this blog post.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Jake's Club Events presents dj Syriana at Grease party

dj syriana at Grease party, originally uploaded by rafeejewell.

Brodie and Jakey at Grease Party

GREASE! in Second Life

Saturday night and Brady sends a shout for a GREASE themed party presented by JakeC Hotshot and Jake's Club Events.

party people at Grease themed party at Jake's

brady rowell, photographer in second life 

xavier, raftwet, brodie & jakey at jake's Grease party
Jakey always has fun-filled parties for his guests. With dj Syriana Paine spinning, his friends know that the party starts right when you rezz-in.

xavier, raftwet at dj Syriana party for Jakey's Grease!

Everyone was in 50's attire, so I had a lot of fun camera-ing around snapping pics of pompadours and bad boy jackets. LOL! 

craig lyons at the shed

craig lyons at the shed, originally uploaded by rafeejewell.

craig lyon concert in second life

craiglyons writer poster in second life


Los Angeles, California
Environmentalist and Musician of Original Compositions

I can not emphasis more the fact that incredibly talented musicians are in this virtual world called Second Life. I am constantly in awe. Today, I stopped off at Australian "The Shed" for a live concert given by Craig Lyons aka CraigLyons Writer.

aussie The Shed in Second Life

craig lyons concert at the shed

raftwet jewell at craig lyon concert

Craig resides in Los Angeles, California composing original music and produces his own music. He gives concerts around the grid for pleasure, fundraising and raising awareness for the environmental community. He is an artist with heart and grace. Listen and you will hear his gentle passion.

Thank you Craig for your wonderful musical poetry!

All photos by raftwet jewell and uploaded to flickr for THE A LIST! blog.