Oct 16, 2010

Burn 2 Official Information and Important Landmarks

For those looking for more information on Burn2, please find below the official information of the event.

Official Web Site: http://www.burn2.org/
Event Calendar: http://www.burn2.org/calendar
Center Camp Live Calendar: http://www.burn2.org/center-camp-calendar
Berlin Stage DJ Calendar: http://www.burn2.org/berlin-stage-calendar

Official Teaser:
(Starring winds Seiling! lol)

Important SLURLs

Gates: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Man-%20Deep%20Hole/108/68/24
Gifts: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Man-%20Deep%20Hole/95/158/24
Center Camp: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Man-12%20Mile/12/133/24
Berlin Stage: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Man-Rabbit%20Hole/186/29/25
The Man: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Man-Bordello/219/12/25
The Temple: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Man-Rabbit%20Hole/24/173/25

Burn 2 from This Noon! And Schedule Finalized!

Burn 2 will open at noon Oct.16 SLT. So almost 10 hours and half from now. As I wrote before, I have set up a camp with winds Seiling (captain of YOKOHAMA MARCHING BAND) and naturalway Flow (fireworks event Music StarMine). Now everything is ready and the Burn 2 sims are all closed, waiting for the people rushing in at the opening time!

Our camp site is here. We will host various musical events at this site as follows:

<< Sat Oct.16 2010 >>

・1:30 - 2:30 pm SLT Yokohama Marching Band Opening Parade

<< Sun Oct.17 2010 >>

・5:00 - 6:00 am SLT Music StarMine (Fireworks Show)
・6:00 - 7:00 am SLT Yokohama Memorial Orchestra Classical Concert
・7:00 - 8:00 am SLT Yasutaka Koba Live
・8:00 - 9:00 am SLT DJ Ryu Mellow

<< Mon Oct.18 2010 >>

・6:00 - 7:00 am SLT Yasutaka Koba Live
・7:00 - 8:00 am SLT Kamaitachi Masala Live

<< Wed Oct.20 2010 >>

・5:30 - 6:30 am SLT P-Size (DJ & Dance Show)
・6:30 - 7:00 am SLT Koja Writer Live
・7:00 - 8:00 am SLT Yasutaka Koba Live
・8:00 - 9:00 am SLT Hiroshi Kumaki w/Sakura Live

<< Thu Oct.21 2010 >>

・7:00 - 8:00 am SLT Club IMAGE (Dance Show)

<< Fir Oct.22 2010 >>

・6:00 - 7:00 am SLT DJ Kufu Klees
・7:00 - 8:00 am SLT DJ genta Zabelin

<< Sat Oct.23 2010 >>

・6:00 - 7:00 am SLT Music StarMine (Fireworks Show)
・7:00 - 8:00 am SLT DJ Cerfeuil Falta
・2:00 - 3:00 pm SLT Yokohama Memorial Orchestra Classic Concert
・3:15 - 3:45 pm SLT Yokohama Marching Band Stage Drill
・9:00 - 10:00 pm SLT DJ Mutsumi Melson

<< Sun Oct.24 2010 >>

・5:00 - 6:00 am SLT DJ Sincrea Slade
・6:30 - 7:15 am SLT Hiroshi Kumaki w/Sakura Live
・7:15 - 8:00 am SLT Hiroshi Kumaki w/ naturalway Flow (Live & Show)
・8:00 - 9:00 am SLT DJ MAO Lisle

Yes, the first event is Yokohama Marching Band's parade. This is a jump-in parade everyone can join, so why don't you jump in our parade and have a lot of fun along with us? We'll be looking forward to seeing you there at 1:30 pm. :)

Oct 11, 2010

Visited the Peace Tower in Second Life

Yes, I visited John Lennon's Peace Tower in Second Life yesterday.


The above SLURL will take you to the boat house, which is a kind of gate where you can get souvenir from Yoko Ono and watch the video of John and Yoko. Never fail to get "Onochord HUD", which is placed in the bowl on the table in the center of the room. Attaching first the Onochord and then the Onochord HUD will enable you to give out onochord sign by flashing or by particles, which is explained in the video.

Well, after getting Onochord and other souvenirs, I jumped into the boat and sail around the island because there was enough time before the tower is lit. It was easy and fun. There was also a hot balloon but I didn't know how to move it. I'll visit there and try again later. :)

And the, the sun went down and it got dark. Suddenly the white wishing well began to shine and beautiful blue rays stood one by one in a circle. We could hear John Lennon singing "Imagine". And the, "Give Peace a Chance", with Yoko's peace message dubbed on it. The sim coordinator told us it was time for clicking and flashing Onochords. It was a very impressive and moving moments.

The tower will be lit up every day until 8th December 2010 at 7:20 am/pm, 11:20 am/pm and 3:20 am/pm SLT. Don't miss it!

Oct 8, 2010


Two of Japanese scientist, Prof. Eiichi Negishi and Prof. Akira Suzuki was awarded with Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
As a Japanese, I am very happy with their winning the prize.

I am very much impressed when Prof. Suzuki was talking about "serendipity".
As a matter of fact, I'm very fond of the word and its concept.

The word "serendipity" owes its origin to the Persian tale about "Three Princes of Serendip".
Serendip is an old name for Ceylon or Sri Lanka.

According to that tale, the three princes of Sri Lanka was always looking for something
but they could not find what they were looking for.
Instead, they happened to find something else so wonderful.

From this old tale, a word "serendipity" was coined to express the faculty or situation
of gaining or meeting unexpectedness that is so wonderful.

Yes, I love "unexpectedness". And the theme of the SL7B in June this year
was "Unexpected Collaboration".
Unexpectedness is something that will lead you to somewhere beyond your ability or imagination.

But this unexpectedness does not come easily.
When you return to the old Persian tale, you'll find these princes were always looking for something.
Yes, they kept on searching something and it led to finding something else so wonderful.
Something unexpected and wonderful is attained by the continuous effort of searching,
which is now proved by the lives of these scientists.

Oct 3, 2010


The sims of Paris are very beautiful places
with their realistic buildings and city plans.
The Eiffle Tower and the Arch of Triumph
are the good places to visit with your friends and lovers.

And if you turn left around the corner of the Arch
and go along the street, you'll find an musical instrument shop
with a poster of a band marching on.
Yes, this is a new and first shop of winds Seiling in Paris!

One of the administrators of these sims seems to like her shop.
And if things goes well, we might have concerts or events here in Paris!
Wow! It will be a fun to play in a very place place like this.
This afternoon, I walked down the streets and saw the concert venues
with winds and other frinds of ours. We had a a very good time there.

So please wait and see what happens next...in Paris!

Sep 15, 2010

On the playa again!

I reserved my camping plots for Burn 2.0 2010
and now come back again on the playa.

This year, I am setting up the camp
with winds Seiling's YOKOHAMA MARCHING BAND
and naturalway Flow's Music StarMine,
two of the most wonderful performance from Japan
that has been attracting world-wide audience for these years.

What are we going to do this year?
Well, it's a secret now.
Please check it out! :-)

Mar 28, 2010

Thank you very much for coming to our show in Spring Fling!

Thank you very much!
We received a lot of audiences in our session in Burning Life Spring Fling.
I appreciate so much to those who cheered for us.
I was so excited.

As this was a spring festivity and as we are Japanese,
we were dressed in Japanese kimono and planted cherry trees on the stage. lol
Because, you know, the name of winds Seiling's band is SAKURA,
meaning cherry blossoms. :-)


Yeah, I was so excited I shouted "Good morning, America!"
at the beginning of the concert though it was past 10 o'clock in the evening.
It is because I often give my gig when it is in the morning in U.S.A.
and in the evening in Japan and also because the environment setting was midday. lol
So everybody laughed and I laughed myself and got relaxed to play my music.

Please find below the members of our band and the music we played:

winds Seiling (cl, eg)
Cimon Cham (tp)
strawberry2banana Azalee (b)
aoi Bing (ds)
Hiroshi Kumaki (pf, key)

1. Sakura Metropolitan
2. Someone to Watch Over Me
3. It's Only a Paper Moon
4. Platanus Avenue
5. Renka (Love Songs)
6. Sailing
7. Call for Peace
8. Rez Yourself (Theme from Second Life)

I'm very happy every one of you enjoyed our music
and very much pleased to be a part of this international event.
Thanks again to all those who enjoyed our performance. :)

Feb 9, 2010

Joined Avatars United

As was announced by M Linden's blog post,
Linden Lab has acquired Avatars United.
As many of my friends began joining it,
I also signed up and sent many friend requests. :)

Well, as the names goes, when avatars united,
what will happen?
I'm very much excited to imagine that.
This is gonna be a very big movement, I believe.

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