Sonicity Radio featuring SL Musicians

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Summer Travels, Real and Virtual, Let the Music Play On

Summertime fun in the virtual sound lab!

Hiya again.  I'm ready to roll again in Second Life.   It's been awhile, but all good things must come to an end - or must they?    Here's my latest travels this summer - inner and outer worlds.     I had some good times this past month, from California to Illinois to NYC and to Arizona, and then back to the Bay Area.  I actually was on the studio set of Good Morning America, waving in the audience. The studio is located in Times Square.
Setting up for a performance - yeah cool! 
I missed my show, and my SL friends, but upon returning, I have made some Sansar friends.  I have my toe in the creative sands of Sansar, just attempting to wade deep enough so I stay afloat.    I have been thinking alot of what I want to create there, and definitely I want to establish a live music presence in both SL and Sansar, and perhaps every VW, right? 

I am also back to writing again about VR and VWs, mostly academic, but I plan to return to my old journalistic musings, reporting on what's trendings related to virtual culture.

I went back to my Sound Lab project (pics above) to inspire me, and I will soon be back streaming regularly.    I want to freshen up my sounds, updating my playlist with any new releases.

Other than that, life is good!   How about you?     You will hear from me soon enough!  Check in next week, and I will let you know what's up.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Daddy's Day! Slow Bake celebrates Your Daddy!

 Happy Father's Day!   I will celebrate with lots of songs about dads and by dads, and anything I can also loosely construe as representative of Father's Day!     Heck I will celebrate the Sailor in all of us, with some sailor talk #*!## I learned from Dad! 

Prepared to celebrate Dad every which way in SL at Mad City!  

Slow Bake broadcasts live from SL Live Radio's headquarters in Mad City

Radio Hostess Belinda Barnes (left) and DJ Soni (right)

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Summer Backpacking!

This summer, when you go on those beach picnics or special summer vacations, you definitely do not want to forget the music!     Likewise, I've come prepared with a backpack full of SL music especially for you this afternoon!

As we do, every Sunday noon to 2PM SLT (PST), I have brought the music, and all you have to do is bring your music appetite!

Here are the details! 

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Back From Family Business!

Do you remember that song 'Take the Long Way Home' by Supertramp.    Wow it just came to mind.  So that is what I did!    I probably could have returned home and to SL sooner, but I decided to smell every flower on the way back!    Sorry, but I did miss listening to SL music.

Today, every song I played sounded better.  I guess I needed a long break!

So here's my story for being gone so long.  I went back to Illinois to watch my oldest daughter graduate from college , and she also released her latest album a month prior.    Her latest album has to do with the town of Makanda, IL, also the site of the forthcoming solar eclipse.   It is the best viewing site, and she will be performing on location!   Anyway, here's a link,

 If you are a regular of Slow Bake (Sundays, noon to 2PM SLT), you likely know I play SL musicians, with one exception, I will play my kid's music!    Its Americana, and much of her music fits within the sound of the show.   Plus she is an indie musician, just like everybody else I typically play during my show!

Well long story short, I am back.   See you again next SundayI am going to download her latest tracks and sprinkle them through next Sunday's show - along with the regulars of Second Life who play their hearts out and make the live music scene vibrant!     I have tried to get her to be part of SL, and she agrees there are talented singers and musicians here.   It's just too weird for her.  LOL.  

Maybe one day!   For now, I can play her music among our SL mix, and justify that I am playing talented indie artists who generously give of their talent and time in-world, for many of us would not have the opportunity to enjoy such talent in RL.     Thanks to the SL music scene and all that goes into it for making this possible.

Today, Belinda joined me for my return at the transmitter town on top of our SL Live Radio studio in Mad City.    Along with her, our friend Ramos and the GM of Meshworks Samantha Ohrberg (a.k.a. Baby Doll) spent the day with us!

Wonder Woman make a special appearance as well.  Next time, I hope to see  you there for Slow Bake.

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And if you are feeling like you need a break, consider taking the long way home!  It is worth the journey, just be sure to return to us!

- Hugs Soni

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Personal Break! Slow Bake on Hiatus

Ever have one of those seasons, where everything hits at once - I'm in it!   I actually got so busy they cleared my land!  In Second Life, a few days can make a big difference! 

So between this and that, and my personal work, I'm taking a short break and will be back soon with your SL tunes!  I will scout for new recipes (songs).  I have been waiting for some new artists and albums to debut.

Remember Slow Bake streams on SL Live Radio.   So when I am not live, their stream is always active, 24/7 with the best contemporary mix music from the U.S., U.K., and world.

My show only focuses on SL musicians!  I believe our SL talent needs to be showcased, and for that reason I will be back soon enough.   May flowers brings Slow Bake hour.

If you are new to Slow Bake, browse back through the blog.  See what you have missed, and what will be back soon, but only better.  We only get better.  :)

Belinda, my hostess, says hello, and look for her digital art on Facebook!

Kara, our favorite SL blogger, keeps you updated.   Check out her SL Adventures!

Peace out!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

It Starts Again!

Renewal!  Shake off the Winter Blues!   Spring is Monday.  Today's theme is Be Happy as we welcome baby birds, blue skies, and butterflies into our world again!

Slow Bake Hostess 'Belinda'

Harry Frychester, Effinjay, Josie Anderton, James Olmos (AE), TerryLynn Melody, SaraMarie Philly, Strum Diesel, and so many more.  Finding the 'happy' in all these SL musicians and many others too numerous to mention.  If you listen weekly, you know, I have collected quite a few songs, and now I am sorting them out via happy themes (well it's worth a spring try)!   See you on the happy side of the rainbow!

Soni's back at Mad City in the SL Live Radio headquarters, broadcasting globally across the virtual horizon, the music of your favorite singers and bands on Slow Bake!

Slow Bake airs every (nearly) Sunday, noon to 2PM SLT, with my host Belinda Barnes and good friend entertainment blogger Kara Trapdoor.

Kara, Soni & Bel, Mad City Bus Stop!

Listen in a multitude of ways!

I really need to add some Spring color into my wardrobe!

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Extra Extra! Belinda's digital art is being exhibited at Nimue Photography.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Where's Mr. GreenLuck?

Beautiful day to find a leprechaun!  I am on a search this week for that pot of gold to upgrade my computer and attitude!  I am on a mission, and will tell you how it worked out next week!   So NO SLOW BAKE radio show this Sunday!   Plenty of SL musicians waiting to entertain you on the grid!

Exhausted!   Where's the Gold?
Back Next Week!  Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Closer to Spring, When the Lovely Mimi Performs

Today at noon, at Key West, Mimi Carpenter performs live, solo, and, you can be assured, beautifully.  She is a long-time SLer, and occasionally performs with Max Kleene - and that too is a special treat!  She is a seasoned singer, who acoustically charms the world with her talent and personality.   Her show starts when mine does (Slow Bake), and although I cannot broadcast her in real time on my radio stream (SL Live Radio), I plan on hanging out there, and listening, while keeping my radio stream going with ALL your SL favorites including Mimi.  Yep, another radio remote, but you don't have to keep it remote, join me for Mimi at noon!   Saintess Larnia follows her on the Key West stage.

Photos of Mimi from today's show!

Mimi was followed by the equally impressive Saintess Larnia.  I caught a couple of pics of her...

Catch you around the grid for more live music....

SL Music is Out of This World!  
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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Radio Remote from Mad Pea's International Food Fair

Slow Bake will be a RADIO ONLY show today, streaming Second Live music as usual from SL Live Radio, Sundays noon to 2pm PST/SLT - but with cut-ins from today's early afternoon line-up from MadPea's Food Fair.   Proceeds for Feed A Smile!

Your choice - listen on the radio - or join us at the fair!

The Fair,

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See on the radio!

DJ Sonicity and Belinda, your host!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

SL Musicians - You're The President Day!

SL Singer Agatha Nowles, Sunday, Feb. 19th

Dear Slow Bake Listeners,

In the U.S., Monday is Presidents' Day, the day that honors the leaders of America's past.  I began thinking, to refrain from being political, let's honor the concept of leadership in general, and how it intersects with music  - and then I thought, well leaders SHOULD be inspirational.  Hmm, so what songs inspire us in life?   I'm taking the long way around to develop a theme for today's show!

What SL Musicians inspire us through their message, life and being at the forefront of this other world - a newly emerging world that we have had the honor to experience for more than a decade already?   We have been part of the future, as it is unfolding now.  Everyone is talking about what we have been living - virtual reality - and we have developed communities, and for me it is the virtual music community.

I have learned so much from the musicians of Second Life, their messages and sense of adventure, as well as their generosity with their time to give to a variety of not-for-profit causes.

So today, my friends, we honor the musicians of Second Life, especially those who have led via message and creativity in Second Life to create a wonderful community of conversation and dialogue on significant issues expressed through music.

That's the theme today!   By the way, today's show is a RADIO Only show.   Mad Pea is having a special series of concerts featuring SL Musicians - many of whom I play on SLOW BAKE this Sunday. So I ask that you support them in this good cause, the Mad Pea International Food Fair with proceeds going to Feed A Smile!

Concert Stage

Inspiration through Leadership - specifically dedicated to those who inspire through music and message in creative and adventuresome ways!

Here's to creativity!    No votes needed for this show!  They are all presidential! 


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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Celebrate Love in the Virtual! Special Coloring Pages Edition!


Love Songs (and not so love songs) today!   You might say the many shades of red!  Sonicity celebrates love and heartbreak today on Slow Bake, noon to 2pm, on SL Live Radio @ Mad City.  Plus a couple of coloring pages for your extra entertainment!  All the fun - none of the mess!   
Some of the best songs are those sad sullen (please commiserate with me) and angry break-up, revenge songs!  Revenge is a different shade of red, I guess.  

Color me!

Color me!

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SL Music Ideas for Sunday!

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