I grew up in music the piano lessons, the singing in choirs, and believe it or not I played classical french horn in elementary and high school and adored everything from old time radio and country to classical and I can still remember the first time I heard a blues song I sure didn’t know Stevie Ray Vaughan was blues , didn’t know Eric Clapton was blues (talk about sheltered.) I just knew I loved that song “Pride and Joy” and that he could wail on that guitar.
Well I found Second Life by dj’ing with a group of friends on another chat program and it was something I had always wanted to be was a DJ but as for many my life took me in other directions so just being an internet DJ was a dream come true. So here came this new second life I could DJ in but I sure couldnt even find my way around.
Now when I think about it I have to laugh. I was lucky enough to change clothes and not be “exposed” shall we say. So I took the road of the 80’s oldies, pop, rock and still had no clue some of the stuff I was playing was blues, then along came country my first passion of music on sl.
I had spun country for almost a year and one day stumbled onto another club and sat down; “Wow! This music tells a story.” It can tell you what you feel, give you that need you feel or give you the emotion you need at that moment. Little by little, I kept going back. It started to be one of my hangouts.
Well, it’s funny how the circle of sl takes you. I started working at another club, yes, country and the owners were so kind and generous with help. I came to find out it was DJ Dick Pinelli, he spun the blues besides country and we got to talking and found out we both knew DJ Moonie and DJ Blu and I did a double take thinking this is just to far out to be on two different ends of the music scene yet we all knew each other.
Then I got an invite one night from Moonie who I do admire as a good friend and mentor in bringing me into the blues. So to her I owe a big thank you, Sistah. She had known me from other places and knew I could tend to stir up trouble of the good kind and I loved good music good people and some jukin’ blues as I call them.
So into the Riverside I strolled. I had not felt that family feeling in almost 2 years. It was something I had missed and longed for again. Everyone was so friendly, heck I was ready to move on in and have my mail sent there. Well, after going in and out somehow, Ray, who I swear was on drugs and asked if I was looking for more dj’ing time. I said “I ain’t no blues dj.” He said “That’s not what I hear.” Well after back and forth for a while due to real life taking me on a hard road I came back and said “Ok I’ll give it a go.” *shakes her head laughing* I don’t think he knew what Riverside was in for but I’m there now learning more and more , exploring the world of the blues and having a grand time doing it! So I do owe them all a thank you for their friendship and family experience.
If your looking for a place to call home check out Riverside. Every DJ has their own style of blues thats what makes it so awesome yet every member cares in a way you don’t find often in a club in this virtual world. I am blessed and grateful to be able to put a smile on your face, give you comfort with a song or even give you that good soulful cry you may need . So if your feeling blue or just need a friend, and a good laugh come on take a ride on the Riverside. I promise that and you wont regret it!
So what ya waiting for grab that ride and come on home to the blues and live with no regrets and living life by the drop.
See ya there!