"Second Life (Avatar)" is a Song About Second Life Featured at SXSW by a Rising Indie Brazilian Band - and It Rocks
Regra 4 is an up-and-coming indie band from Brazil which is being featured as a SXSW showcase with a song about Second Life. Yes, the world's most influential music conference is showcasing "Second Life (Avatar)" right now, right here:
There's been many other songs about Second Life (Duran Duran did one), but I'd say this one rocks the best, with a unique, catchy combination of Afro-Brazilian beats and rock licks. Would be nice if they actually used SL machinima, but maybe they will with a new version of the music video (hint hint).
"Basically he sings that his world changes when entering Second Life," Brazilian SLer Lestat Cazenove tells me, summarizing the lyrics. Mr. Cazenove translated even more lyrics, which I'm embedding after the break -- they're somewhat NSFW, because Brazil:
Are in sight,
the panorama that is real,
wire less a virtual holography
March iPod, you can teleport,
send and receive my avatar
smell, sight, touch, taste, hearing,
it is often for my avatar
smell, sight, touch, taste, hearing
everything is frenquencia for my avatar
What avatar? Who am I in this real world. What avatar?
Who am I in this virtual world>
Shiver by the chills
the ice shivers salt
chills the twat
chills the clit
"The problem," Cazenove suggests, "is that there is language that only makes sense for us Brazilians." I think we get the general idea. Just in case, Portuguese academic and SLer Fernando José Cassola Marques wrote out the full Portuguese lyrics for me:
tá na minha o panorama do que é real pornografia,
wireless, o ar virtual ipod e o pode teletransportal
envio e recebo do meu avatar o facto e o resultado
audição paladar tudo é frequência para o meu avatar
Qual avatar que escolheu nesse mundo real?
Qual avatar que escolheu nesse mundo virtual?
arrepia o cabelo arrepia o pelo arrepia o gelo e sal
arrepia o cabelo arrepia o pelo arrepia o grelo e o mal
Portuguese-fluent readers interested in another translation? With this song, I'm not quite sure they were actually going for dick chills and chilled clits... but maybe that's just me.
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