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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Miss W Tells of Real Life Situation in Venezuela

 The situation is becoming dire in Venezuela and the world should know what is happening. Miss W (Alejandra Jumanya) of Wetherby's Fashion House in Second Life has brought us an update of her real life circumstances in Venezuela.  She tells us "I haven't been online much, this is what's going on here: The government formally suspended the referendum process, postponed local and gubernatorial elections, and banned eight senior opposition leaders from leaving the country.  On Sunday, the congress issued a declaration saying Maduro had staged a coup. That is accurate.  We are living under a Dictatorship. Tomorrow we are having Big protests all around the country.  Internet was down most of the weekend. I am trying to come (into SL) as much as I can."

I asked Miss W how difficult it is to buy food and other essentials, her story is frightening, she told me  "I was in line about 12 hours last Saturday... yesterday I found a relatively short line to buy rice, and this teenage girl wanted to buy rice, but by law she can't... so she got into a fight with the guard, and she cut the guard's face with a knife, then her bf came and punched another guard, they were stealing rice too, the national guard came wtih their guns pointing at us in line too, in case we wanted to start a riot or loot... so... that's normal for us, to buy half a pound of rice... Luckily for me, I have SL... so with SL money I can buy 2 packages a year of food and other things at Walmart and ship them to myself here... but still..."

Miss W continued "Inflation is... sureal, things cost 100, 200, 300% more each time you buy them..."

Please show Miss W your support by keeping her sales going in SL, every penny counts. Miss W had also been collecting money for local people.  You can visit her store in SL Market Place at  Please help out here, she is a fabulous designer so tell your friends as well to shop at Wetherby's.

Janey Bracken

What A Night At The HangOut, Old Rockers Hit The Town To Celebrate Gloria and Janis's Rez Days

Happy 10th Rez Day Gloria

Happy 9th Rez Day For Thursday Janis

It must be pretty tough for rock stars to get old, especially when they are still working and can't fade into the sunset when they reach retirement age.  Some of them don't seem to realise that they are getting a bit past it. Take Madonna, 58, who only this week offered sexual favours to anyone who votes for Clinton; Someone please make Madge a nice cup of Cocoa and tell her to put her feet up with a good book instead!  Then you have Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood who has recently become a father again at the age of 68! Rod Stewart, 71, has just been knighted by the Queen and Bob Dylan, 75, has just been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Cher, 70 (gawd 70!!), is performing yet another farewell show, last time? I doubt it. There is no stopping these ageing rockers! What energy these people still have.

So in honour of these senior citizen rock stars, dj/HangOut owner Janis Short had a special joint Rez Day Party with Gloria Sempati tonight with Rocking Chair Rockers as the theme. Janis took us down a fabulous memory lane of magical hit songs from the past whose artists are all over 65 years old. The HangOut was full of rock star avatars strutting their stuff and Csar even brought her electric guitar to play a few riffs throughout the evening.  Phil Collins was there I heard, or it might have been someone else, Ed's av looked a little bit too old for Mr Collins and he had a sort of punk haircut! Not to wear Phil Collins out, Ed changed into Prince Charles complete with a kilt and a crown and then into Groucho Marx with a guitar! I danced with Shae who had a cute little bunny rabit avatar, I guess White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane would have been appropriate as Grace Slick must be getting older. 

It was Gloria's Rez Day today and Janis's Rez Day is on Thursday.  Happy  Rez Day Gloria, I hope you had a lovely time.  Janis will be celebrating her Rez Day again on the actual day, so we can look forward to some more Rez Day fun.  It was a terrific night at the HangOut, everyone had a brilliant time.

Janey Bracken

PS Regretfully there was news today about the deaths of singers Pete Burns and Bobby Vee. My condolences to their friends and families at this sad time.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da At Zorro's Tonight

We had The Beatles - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da at Zorro's Tavern tonight, and all those other songs with funny lyrics and crazy words, a sort of relaxation from the serious real world stuff going on!  You can always rely on a great time when friends meet at Zorro's, dj Janis Short played some awesome tunes including Sam The Sham &The Pharaohs - Woolly Bully, Hanson - Mmmbop, Outkast - Hey Ya! Tommy James and the Shondells - Hanky Panky and DNCE - Cake By The Ocean.  A big thank you to Zorro's owner Rob Fenwitch and dj Janis for a lovely night!

Janey Bracken