Second Life Report

September 15th, 2006

Well, I managed to get through my entire set without either of my computers crashing, which I consider to be a huge success. The venue was so crowded that it was difficult to move around – too much rendering going on. Not to mention, Second Life had rolled out a software update on Wednesday, and were doing some server maintenance during the show. So right in the middle of someone’s set they rebooted the server we were on, and we all got kicked out of the concert. When I logged back in I was transported to some random place where I was attacked by jumping, chattering wooden boxes. Turns out it was griefers. Griefers, man! A legitimate griefer attack. I was quite pleased. Then this message popped up from support (I’m not joking):

After all that, my part of the show went off quite well. It was a great deal of fun, and it hurt my brain (in a good way). There are already quite a few photos up on flickr, and elsewhere I’m sure. Thanks to Zenigma, Adri, Haver and all the people who helped get me ready, thanks to PopSci.com and CreativeCommons.org, and thanks to all the real Second Life musicians who have been pushing the envelope since before my avatar was even in diapers. Onward!

Color My World

September 14th, 2006

I’m so excited about this that I literally have not stopped screaming for about 6 hours. Our old buddy Len has used his powerful kung fu to create a Jonathan Coulton coloring book that we’re selling at Lulu.com. Sharpen your crayons and get to work…

Crazy Diamonds

September 13th, 2006

I was going to go back to the house and do a little work there, but they just put on “Wish You Were Here” at the coffee shop, and I’m afraid I’m going to have to stay here a little while, at least until I hear “Have a Cigar.” In the meantime, I might enjoy reading this funny interview with John Hodgman on Quick Stop Entertainment.

SL Interview

September 13th, 2006

Wagner James Au, the Bob Woodward AND Carl Bernstein of Second Life has posted an interview with me about the concert tomorrow, along with some additional photos taken at the venue. Soon my avatar will have more google results than I do.

A Talk with Hodge

September 13th, 2006

Check out Hodgman’s brilliant new print ad for the paperback edition:

And just in case you don’t catch the reference, here the man explains.