Monday, December 8, 2008

I've been Yipped!

Originally uploaded by four yip
If you haven't seen the amazing portraits that four Yip does of SL avatars, you owe it to yourself to look at her work on Flickr. I feel incredibly honored that Yip used me for one of her portraits, and I think the end result is amazing. She reinterprets the avatar in a semi-realistic way, while still keeping the essence and character of the original. The end result is very striking, I think.

Thanks again, Yip! =)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

You say it's your rez-day?

Well, it's my rez-day too, yeah! Yup, today marks two whole years that I've been in SL. Hard to believe, but time does fly. So much has happened in the past year, lots of ups and downs, and a bunch of changes as well. Currently I find myself spending less time in-world than I used to, which is actually a good thing for the most part. My RL is going very well, and I have more of a social life than I did a year ago, but at the same time I do miss certain parts of being in SL frequently. However, I do try to pop in a couple of times a week, mainly to roleplay in Midian City and of course to DJ there on Tuesdays.

You may have noticed that I stopped writing my diary entries. The main reason for this is that I was hopelessly behind when I first started writing them, and it only got worse as time went on. I've considered picking things up with what's going on currently, but I'm not sure if I want to devote time to that just yet. I may pick it up again, who knows?

Anyway, here's to another year gone by, and to the possibilities of the future. Thanks everyone for experiencing it with me.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

DJ Tober's Rain of Ruin Podcast for October 28, 2008: Special Halloween set

Here's my special Halloween DJ set from last Tuesday, October 28th. The recording is about 2.5 hours long.

1. John Murphy: The Beginning
2. KAOS Promo
3. Tom Waits: Lucky Day (Overture)
4. Mudhoney: Halloween
5. Tino: Lochness Monster Dub
6. Atari Teenage Riot: Death Star
7. HorrorPops: Walk Like a Zombie
8. Death in Vegas: Hands Around My Throat
9. DJ Krush with Mr. Lif: Nosferatu
10. The Cramps: Sheena's in a Goth Gang
11. Dead Kennedys: Halloween
12. Angry Samoans: Coffin Case
13. Bauhaus: Bela Lugosi's Dead
14. Covenant: We Stand Alone
15. Depeche Mode: The Dead of Night
16. The Creatures: Exterminating Angel
17. Daisy Chainsaw: I Feel Insane
18. KAOS Promo
19. Tino: Zombies Walk Dub
20. Siouxsie and The Banshees: Halloween
21. Dead Can Dance: Black Sun
22. Golden Boy Featuring Miss Kittin: Rippin Kittin
23. The Cramps: I Was a Teenage Werewolf
24. Concrete Blonde: Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
25. The Beatles: Helter Skelter
26. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Red Right Hand
27. The Magnetic Fields: Zombie Boy
28. Joy Division: Dead Souls
29. Tom Waits: The Earth Died Screaming
30. Shriekback: Nemesis
31. Rasputina: Transylvanian Concubine
32. Suicidal Tendencies: I Saw Your Mommy...
33. Pixies: Dead
34. Ministry: Every Day is Halloween
35. Skinny Puppy: Worlock
36. Suicide: Rain of Ruin
37. Tino: Tricks

You can download the set here.

Let me know if the download link stops working and I'll re-upload it.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

DJ Tober's Rain of Ruin for September 30, 2008

Here's my dj set for KAOS radio in Midian City from last Tuesday. It's an entire set of only cover songs, and the recording is about 2 hours and 15 minutes long. Songlist is below. Download link is in the post title or here.

Artist: Title (Original Artist)
1. Harry Roche Constellation: Pinball Wizard (The Who)
2. KAOS Promo
3. Sex Pistols: Johnny B. Goode/Road Runner (Chuck Berry/The Modern Lovers)
4. Mudhoney: Hate the Police (The Dicks)
5. R.E.M: First We Take Manhattan (Leonard Cohen)
6. Tom Waits: The Return of Jackie and Judy (Ramones)
7. Ramones: I Don't Want to Grow Up (Tom Waits)
8. Dead Kennedys: I Fought the Law (Sonny Curtis & The Crickets, arguably made famous by The Clash)
9. Suicide: 96 Tears (? and The Mysterions)
10. Animal Collective: I'm on a Plain (Nirvana)
11. Pixies: In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song) (David Lynch, from the film Eraserhead)
12. Black Flag: Louie Louie (Richard Berry, made famous by The Kingsmen)
13. Black Flag: Louie Louie (Richard Berry, made famous by The Kingsmen)
14. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: All Tomorrow's Parties (The Velvet Underground)
15. Bauhaus: Third Uncle (Brian Eno)
16. Dinosaur Jr.: Just Like Heaven (The Cure)
17. Lords of Acid: Lady Marmalade (Labelle)
18. Rammstein: Stripped (Depeche Mode)
19. KAOS Promo
20. Nirvana: The Man Who Sold The World (David Bowie)
21. Ministry: Radar Love (Golden Earring)
22. Placebo: Running up That Hill (Kate Bush)
23. Tricky: The Lovecats (The Cure)
24. Lovage: Sex (I'm a) (Berlin)
25. Senor Coconut: Showroom Dummies (Kraftwerk)
26. Buck 65: Singapore (Tom Waits)
27. Joy Division: Sister Ray (The Velvet Underground)
28. 1000 Homo DJs: Supernaut (Black Sabbath)
29. Soil: Black Betty (Traditional, first recorded by the blues artist Ledbelly)
30. Bauhaus: Telegram Sam (T-Rex)
31. The 145's: That Ain't No Rock (originally titled "409" by The Beach Boys)
32. Scratch Massive: Three Imaginary Boys (The Cure)
33. Angry Samoans: Time Has Come Today (The Chambers Brothers)
34. The Fall: White Lightning (George Jones)
35. Chicks on Speed: Warm Leatherette (The Normal)
36. Coil: Tainted Love (Gloria Jones, also made famous by Soft Cell)
37. Gustavo Santolalla (with Benicio DelToro): Shake Rattle and Roll (Big Joe Turner)
38. Rasputina: Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)
39. Michael Andrews featuring Gary Jules: Mad World (Tears For Fears)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

DJ Tober's Rain of Ruin for September 16, 2008

Here's my Midian City DJ set from last Tuesday evening on KAOS Radio. The recording is a little over two hours long.

1. Intro & KAOS Promo
2. 999: Out of Reach
3. The Fall: Frightened
4. Gang of Four: At Home He's a Tourist
5. 23 Skidoo: Last Words
6. The Cramps: Sheena's in a Goth Gang
7. The Alley Cats: Nightmare City
8. X: We're Desperate
9. The Wolfgang Press: Bottom Drawer
10. Joy Division: The Sound of Music
11. The Gun Club: Good By Johnny
12. The Germs: Media Blitz
13. The Dead Milkmen: Bitchin' Camaro
14. Crystal Stilts: Bright Night Nursery
15. Dead Kennedys: Chemical Warfare
16. The Plugz: Hombre Secreto (Secret Agent Man)
17. The Dirtbombs: It's Not Fun Until They See You Cry
18. The Dickies: Attack of The Molemen
19. KAOS Promo
20. Mudhoney: Shoot The Moon
21. Minor Threat: In My Eyes
22. Mission of Burma: That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate
23. Nobunny: I am a Girlfriend
24. Devo: Mongoloid
25. Ramones: Beat on The Brat
26. Pop Will Eat Itself: Sick Little Girl
27. Public Image Ltd.: Annalisa
28. The Rezillos: Mystery Action
29. Sham 69: If The Kids Are United
30. Sleater-Kinney: Turn it On
31. Jim Carroll: People Who Died
32. Stiff Little Fingers: Law and Order
33. Suicidal Tendencies: Institutionalized
34. Wire: I am The Fly
35. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Kiss Kiss
36. The Birthday Party: Zoo-Music Girl
37. Black Flag: Six Pack
38. Buzzcocks: Boredom
39. The Clash: Tommy Gun
40. The Clutters: 9999 (Ways to Hate Us)
41. Chelsea: Right to Work
42. Johnny Cash: Highway Patrolmen

Punk, Post-Punk and related. And Johnny Cash at the end there (it was a request). Download link is here and in the post title.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

DJ Tober's Rain of Ruin, September 9, 2008

Hi everyone! I've decided to post my Midian City DJ sets online. Kind of like a podcast, but manual. Here's the tracklist for this set:

Artist: Track Name
1. Woven Hand: Horsetail
2. Beck: Rowboat
3. Myssouri: Muscle Car on a Dead End Road
4. Alejandro Escovedo: Sex Beat (cover of The Gun Club)
5. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Stagger Lee
6. Angels of Light: Star Chaser
7. Elliot Smith: Needle in the Hay
8. Neil Young: The Needle and the Damage Done
9. The Black Heart Procession: The Letter
10. Trailer Bride: Ghost on the Highway
12. Animal Collective: Happy Singing Band
13. Tom Waits: Bottom of the World
14. A Silver Mt. Zion: 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons
15. 16 Horsepower: Shametown
16. Elliott Brood: Twill
17. Blackgrass: Station 18
18. Munly & The Lee Lewis Harlots: River Forktine Tippecanoe
19. Old 97's: Four Leaf Clover (Featuring X)
20. Micah P. Hinson: You Will Find Me
21. Djali Zwan: Number of the Beast (cover of Iron Maiden)
22. Hrsta: Holiday
23. Elliott Brood: Write it All Down for You
24. The Handsome Family: Passenger Pigeons

Download link is here or in this post's title. The recording is a little over two hours long. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

You Can Judge a Book by its Cover!

Influenced by Tiessa, I decided to upload the photo below to, where people would judge it in several categories and even be allowed to use a word to describe what they saw. Depending on how you take it, the results are hilarious or totally depressing. I went with the former, just because it's so ridiculous. Click on the link below my photo to see my stats and laugh (or cry) at my expense!

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