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Be proud! Be very proud! The True Bluesers have once again met and then exceeded expectations. On Sunday afternoon our Relay For Life team Captain MoonMaiden Horner was handed an award on behalf of the RFL True Bluesers For a Cure team. It is a Sapphire Award. This is a level that most won’t get to at the end of the Relay but our folks achieved it half way through.

It is a real testament to the generosity and caring that makes the Riverside community special. We may not be the biggest community but I would put us up against anyone. So thanks to all of you, Riverside staff and guests, for helping to raise 1.235 million lindens to this point. A remarkable achievement.

Captain Moonie with the Riverside’s Sapphire Award from Relay For Life.

We still have some great events coming up too. This weekend will see the start of our Celebrity Event. A series of Spring Concerts in the Park. These concerts will have the DJ and host putting on a tribute show for a specific artist. If possible they will dress like the artist and provide a biography between the music.

The list of concerts is as follows:

Ray & Delia – Jimi Hendrix – May 20th
Jordan & Possum – Dion – May 20th
Rinda & CJ – Eric Clapton- May 22nd
Graylon & Cay – Santana – May 23rd
Xia & Cay – Big Mama Thornton – May 23rd
Lolli & Charlie – Allman Brothers – May 23rd
Chevy & Host TBA – Etta James – May 24th
Xavia & Aly – Janis Joplin – May 24th
Foxy & TraCee – Keb Mo – May 24th
Dagger & Julie – Black Crowes – May 24th
Moonie & Rinda – The Blues Brothers – May 25th
Piffy & Vali – ZZ Top – May 26th
Mac & Piffy – John Lee Hooker – May 26th
Catrin & OnlyOne- Joe B. & Beth Hart – May 26th
Messalina & Kitty – Katie Webster – May 26th
Bree & Julie – Bonnie Raitt – May 27th

This should be a great time. We hope to see you folks for some or all of these events. Keep your eyes open. More concerts may be added.

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It’s always nice when you see positive feedback for the club. I was made aware of a blog article about the Riverside that showed us a in a good light again. It appears Moonie was the DJ when this fellow popped in. You can see Moonie’s name on the radio in one picture and I see Rinda in another picture. So I am assuming this was the Friday before last. Nice work ladies! You can have a look here.

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About a month back one of our Riverside staff approached me with an offer of having a video for the Riverside done for free. She was owed a favour from an SL video director and he had offered to do one for any club she worked in. So it was suggested that Riverside be that club. I met with Duncan Llight (Potterjim Resident) and set everything up. Over the course of one week he got all the shots he needed and came up with this video here. I think it’s great. Hope you like it!

Thanks so much Duncan!

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The Riverside Date Auction for Relay For Life was another huge success for True Bluesers during this RFL season.

It should come as no surprise that once again the Riverside community has out done itself. It is becoming commonplace for the Delta family to exceed expectations and overwhelmingly surpass any goals we may set for ourselves. Maybe, it is time to stop looking at it as extraordinary when True Bluesers step up to the plate and knock it outta the park. It just keeps happening. Last night was no exception.

Soulsister Jaystack & Asher Quorzor

Soulsister Haystack with Asher Quorzor. Soulsister won a date with Asher for a $5,000 Linden bid.

Last night was the Riverside’s Date Auction for Relay For Life and on a packed Mudbug Pier with everyone dressed up and looking great we managed to raise $100,140 Lindens for the charity in about 90 minutes. Astonishing! What you may not know is that we continued to raise money after the event was over. We started the night at L$ 1,038,000 approximately. We ended the date auction at L$ 1,139,000 but our total at the end of the night was over $1.202 million Lindens or almost $5000 US. So, for the whole evening we raised L$ 163,000  or $660 US. Very impressive! Great job everyone. We thank you your incredible generosity and support.

The auction boards.

The auction boards at the Mudbug Pier.

Here are the results from last night:

Xavia Palmira                        $3,000                        from Kazoo Cooljoke

Stusie2Funny Emerald           $20,000                     from Trigger7113 Resident

Maggie Lowbeam                   $7,000                       from Karma Lefevre

MoonMaiden Horner               $4,000                       from Cate Foulsbane

Toria Boszormeny                   $3,000                       from Mac Ronas

Siani Janus                             $2,500                        from Wulf Carlucci

Zara Mistwalker                      $2,000                       from KB Byk

Parker72 Resident                  $9,000                       from Cayleen Carlucci

Asher Quorzor                        $5,000                       from Soulsister Haystack

Owl Leeeroy                           $16,000                     from Mary Hawklord

Graylon Ash                            $2,300                       from Julie Leifstrom

CharlieAllnut Resident            $4,500                       from  FoxyGhost Baxton

Rollin Petrolhead                    $21,840                     from Nillia Lamilton

Thanks again to all who attended and supported our event.

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Last week, when I challenged MoonMaiden Horner to tunes at 20 paces, I had no idea this musical duel would turn into something way bigger than we could have even hoped. The original intent was to have some fun playing some contrasting music and to make a few Lindens for Relay For Life.

Moonie & Ray

The favourite Moonie "WMD" Horner and the challenger Raymond65 Docherty. Photos by Sinsaber holgado.

We did expect a good turn out because the trash talkin’ was going back and forth pretty regular and people were chatting about the battle. Facebook was busy with posts about the contest and it was being promoted as well. Then the Relay For Life people got involved as well. It all added up to lots of hype beforehand. To be honest, I was nervous. I haven’t been nervous before a show in a long time. I just hoped we could provide the kind of entertainment for which everyone was hoping.

Then before I knew it, it was Saturday night. When I arrived at 7 PM. Mac Ronas had a house full. He always does. (Following Mac is one of the best gigs in SL.) The thing is the crowd kept growing. We had over 60 avatars on the sim a few times during the set and over 50 almost the whole show. It was a sight to see. All of these True Bluesers at the Riverside to witness the musical brawl. Sage Allegiere was there to referee the bout. The crowd was hungry and wanted my blood. I was told many times Moonie was gonna kick my butt. I was starting to believe them. 😉

A full house in support of RFL. Photo by Greywolf Redyard.

A full house in support of RFL. Photo by Greywolf Redyard.

 

Then it started. I came out hard with one of my best punches. I missed but it didn’t matter. Everything changed right then. The war became a show of Riverside community. The crowd started donating to RFL like crazy. Soon, the battle dissolved into a celebration of music and life. It was really amazing to see.

Some people started telling about loved ones they had lost and the donations flowed even more. It seemed that whenever someone opened up a loss it touched someone else and they contributed a story or more Lindens. In all we raised over 200,000 Lindens or $800 US. An incredible achievement in two short hours.

RFL Kiosk

The winner....

We all have important people we have lost in our lives. Mine is Eileen. She was my best friend’s mom when I was a kid. She was the one that I developed my love of music from. She was always playing Ray Charles, Otis, Aretha and BB King. She sure loved those old soul records. I would like to think that after last night she was smiling somewhere.

Thanks to each and everyone of you. This will go down as one of the Riverside’s finest moments.

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A Hungry TurkeyHi folks,

With it being a special day down south (We are in Canada). We thought maybe it would be a great time to think about the many things we have to be thankful about at the Riverside.

We are thankful that we have so many great people to work with. This is not a line. The staff at the Riverside were not just picked because they were good at hosting or dj’ing they were also picked because they were good people too. This is the main reason for the good feeling at the RS.

We are thankful for blues lovers. Without you we would have nobody to share the music we love so much with. Everyday we learn more about the music and the artists from you folks. Thank you!

We are thankful for the community the Riverside brings. It has become a family in many ways.

We are thankful that somebody reads the blog. It could have been embarrassing otherwise. 😉 We are over 21,000 hits now! Who knew it would do as well as it has?

Turkey JokeWe are  thankful for all the great shop owners and all the people that have supported us from day 1. You never know how any project will fare until you try and we have received so much wonderful support from the day we opened.

We are  mostly thankful for all the new friends we have made through this venture. The Riverside has nearly 1000 members already and we have enjoyed meeting so many of you. One of the greatest things is that we know blues lovers from all over the world now.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Ray & Cid 🙂

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Jakobie OHanlon

Jakobie OHanlon débuts at the Riverside.

On Sunday October 17th, the Riverside was witness to the beginning of a great Second Life blues career. After about 2 months of planning and waiting the day was upon us. Jakobie OHanlon wowed a crowd of over 60 friends, well-wishers and Riversiders. He had many of the women swooning to his voice and everyone else was loving his great music.

Kobie, as we call him, writes all of his material. So not only does he sing and play very well he also has a real talent for writing too. He provides his own backing tracks including vocals so it sounds like he is playing in front of a full band.

It was a special night for Kobie and for the Riverside as we had never had anyone’s début before. So we moved the party out of the club into the classy environs of a fancy skybox we bought just for the occasion. It was truly a unique night in so many ways.

Jakobie OHanlon

Kobie playing to a packed Riverside Ballroom.

It was a great night for the Riverside and a great night for Kobie too. It is also the start of a long term arrangement with Kobie,  as he will play every second Sunday at 1 PM SLT starting this Sunday October 24th. Make sure to make that a regular stop in your SL week.

Thanks Kobie!

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