Hi Gang :)
As many of you who go to my shows know I am very happy to have year long goals that I work diligently towards every single day of the year. I also have no fear of failure evidenced by my 2011 year long goal to get a celebrity girlfriend :) The beginning of 2013 requires a few lesser goals to make my life as a SecondLife musician a bit easier.
I use social media to have fun and catch up with friends and help promote my music but I don't want to become LIKE driven. So I'm hoping to keep it simple, friendly and personal for all of us. I'll list all my 2013 social media links at the bottom of this post and I would love for you to keep in contact with me through any that you choose.
SOAR, the band I play in in SecondLife with my mates, Experiment and Charles only played two gigs in 2012 and as a result my performances as a kind of de-facto, SOAR is beginning to create some confusion especially amongst my new friends and fans. To help shed this confusion I am creating a brand new BRIGHT group in SecondLife and creating a new BRIGHT band page in FaceBook. The SOAR group will be there ready for any future SOAR gigs.
It is my hope that SOAR continues to do gigs so that all the friends of SOAR get to enjoy the three of us playing together. In the meantime though I want an unconfused musical focus. Please help me along with this if you can find another group slot for me in SecondLife.
FaceBook LIKES. I did a gig recently where after generously promoting the musician who was to follow me up on stage (as I always do) he got up on stage and referred to me as, "the previous guy" and critiqued some aspects of my performance that were none of his business. I heard what he said but I don't know him or what he was actually trying to say. It could just be another example of the lack of respect for fellow musicians that occurs from time to time in SecondLife. I stand against it. No exceptions. We all have a stake in making our homes, workplaces, lives and worlds respectful places.
So I got thinking. Firstly I am going to change my name (for a bit) to, "The Previous Guy". It is a stunningly good muso/band name :) Secondly, when it comes to my band/musicians page on FB it is going to be on a strict quid pro quo basis. If there isn't mutual respect in the asking for LIKES with fellow musicians/venues/pages, I won't be playing the game.
Thanks for reading :)
Hugs as always to each of you!
Bright/The Previous Guy
FB Band Page: The Bright Oh Fevah