February 2008

Happy Valentines from KONA Radio



Be here at Clockwork in Topgol as I DJ again from the roof of club. This week I have several themes I will explore :

1) Winter and Summer

2)Fine and Feverish

3) Peace and War

4) Fast and Dirty

On the console at Clockwork

Wendesday 13 Feb 08 5-7pm SLT

Today is the one year anniversary of KONA Radio. A party will be held at Hukilau island from 5:30-7:pm SLT to celebrate one year on the air.


Immediately following will be the Valentines Day party at Sailors Cove from 7pm to 9pm SLT where I will be playing romantic tunes.





Saturday marks the 1 year anniversary of KONA Radio. KONA Radio came to life after the premature demise of East End Radio at the hands of an infamous loser* . Unburdened of its yoke KONA spread to many sims across SL starting of course at Hukilau island and further branching out to places like Fishers Island & Grand Harbor. One thing I’ve neglected to do was set up a website. It was after I began to broadcast Crap Mariner’s 100 Word Stories that Crap gave a little push to do it by suggesting I really aught to have a neat URL to toss out there for the crowds. So here you go! Click the picture to go to my site.

On the front page are links to launch the music, visit my sponsors, a chat widget to talk to me if I am online and a now playing list. There are also pages for a calendar, station blog, paypal donations, and a meebo chat room.


Speaking of new websites, Sailors Cove’s web presence has grown from a couple of blogs and groups to a website that ties them together. Please also visit their site http://www.slsailorscove.com/ to see how they combined all their elements together to form a useful and informative website highlighting the best of SC. To quote the site :

“…the most dynamic and beautiful sims in Second Life. Fifteen sims of low-lag sailing, living and where, for us, Sailing Comes First!
We are owned by sailors, we are managed by sailors, we have genuine concern for sailing – “The best place to sail and live in SL”.”

They also have few estate and owner lots for sale too: http://www.slsailorscove.com/Land.htm

Sailors Cove is also the home to the KONA Radio studios:


* So who’s the loser? Look below the break to see:


Tonight from 5-7pm SLT I’ll be at Clockwork in Topgol spinning tunes from the KONA Radio collection. I have a few themes in mind to fill out my 2 hours:

1) “Stupid” and “Bad”

2) Cover songs by people you wouldn’t expect

3) Rainy day music

4) Drivin’ it home

Be there or be square! http://slurl.com/secondlife/Topgol/244/138/68
DJ GoSpeed

….saying something stupid like…


Having been a “black” avatar for about 11 months I had never experienced overt racism or comments that could be deemed insensitive, until tonight. Considering the events leading up to what was said the comments were not racist but something stupid and poorly chosen. I was with a friend at a club and remarked on a female skin I had seen earlier at a Mardi Gras event. The shading on the backside was a bit intense and suggested something “nasty”. We had our little chuckle about my observation and the conversation moved on. We then discussed how my friend had found an SL “twin” and that conversely my avatar was fairly unique:

[18:49]  Friend: i dont know who the heck she was
[18:49]  Friend: but it was kind of uncanny
[18:50]  You: Never seen anyone come close to me 🙂
[18:50]  Friend: no go
[18:50]  Friend: you are an original
[18:50]  Some guy: that’s cuz they won’t go near that butt streak skin

At that point I was pissed and angry. It looked like he compared my skin tone to a filthy backside. The anger passed quickly and the words just made me sick. OK, I’m sure he didn’t mean it in a crude, rascist way but on face value it sure  felt that way. I could well imagine how a black person could feel slighted by that kind of comment. One would think in this day and age people would be more careful about the words they choose. One thing I’ve learned in my 40 plus years is that once words are spoken you can never take them back, so please, choose them carefully.


As announced by Zoe Connolly the next SL Blogger meeting will be held at Sailors Cove on the 24th of February from 1pm to 4pm SLT. Hosting will be myself, Ravishal Bentham and GoSpeed Racer. Tunes will of course come courtesy of KONA Radio and one of the activities we plan on is a Grand Sail around the 15 sims of the Sailors Cove estate. If you don’t have a sailboat you can easily hitch a ride with somebody else.

SL Blogger poster
Ravishal Bentham

Hope to see you all there!

Lastly, I have launched a website for my radio station here : www.konastream.com .


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