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Tuesday, June 24, 2014


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Arcadia Codesmith

When I was young, I listened to The Archies, a group of anonymous studio musicians playing as cartoon characters. Ironically, the Archies came about due to producers wanting MORE control, as live prefab groups (like the Monkees) showed an alarming tendency to eventually develop minds of their own.

Gorillaz is another Western cartoon group, simultaneously an example and a deconstruction. But again, it's the sole property of the owners.

I like the concept of an open-source virtual act. Not enough to actually sit down and create one, mind you, but... hmmmm.... on the other hand.... hmmm...

Hitomi Tiponi

I will be seeing Hatsune Miku in a week's time in Paris, though she is not performing there. It is hard for many Westerners to understand why this character can perform to sell-out concerts in front of massive crowds - but it is all to do with the niche attraction of kawaii, which explains the meteoric rise of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu who is as big overseas as she is in Japan.

Pussycat Catnap

While in pop music today most artists are defined by their look and onstage gyrations, and their sex appeal...

Other artists show that this format is just not ideal for music - even if its ideal for pop.

Artists like Dylan, Bono, Lennon, Marley, Marley's sons, Oakland's Mystic, Speach...

And many like them... show that music is a platform and not a video. The value of these artists is in their humanity - and in how their words speak for them.

If you opensourced Dylan you might get the sound of the man, but often not the message.

The danger of pop is that it removes the vital heart of what makes music speak to the soul of humanity... by only speaking to the body.

Arcadia Codesmith

i see the basic principle, disregarding the genre of this specific instance, as a natural extension of what Second Life musicians do... rather than creating an individual persona (and having to build that "brand" up from scratch), you're leveraging a shared persona with its own brand.

So... Sturgeon's Law applies (90% of everything is crap). And there's the danger that the metaphorical mask that empowers you morphs into the metaphorical crutch that you can't perform without.

But on the whole, I think it's a positive concept for people who ache to make music and share it with others, but are held back by the myriad barriers that real life puts in our way.


the thing I like most about MikuMiku is when move her hips down in the animator her knees bend and her feet don't go thru the floor


if ever wonder how the phenom of virtual jpop translate to SL then cant do better than PJT48

their FB is here: https://www.facebook.com/Project48KWD.co.jp?fref=ts

They just played SLB11 EnchantCake. Was amazing show

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