Monday, April 28, 2008


I've come to a conclusion I'm not keen on, made a decision I didn't want to, but things had to be done and they have been.

Not so long ago, I announced that I was seeing a long term friend on a romantic basis. Leah. I've known Leah for a few months less than I've been in SL, maybe even weeks and she's never been the sort of person who'd be online all the time, but certainly for a lot of 2007, she was MIA, AWOL etc. This cost her a relationship, as her partner at the time just couldn't handle the uncertainty of things. Not knowing how she was, what was happening etc. It'd get to anyone.

Unfortunately, it's got to me too. Since getting together with Leah, I've seen her for an approximate total of 3 hours and she's been missing now for over 5 weeks. It's not a case of 'Ships that pass in the night', where we've missed each other logging in, she hasn't logged in for over 5 weeks. I too can't take this uncertainty and therefore I'm ending things. I've been agonising over this for a while now, I've talked to friends about this and they've all said pretty much the same thing, in their own specific way and I've reached the logical conclusion and agreed with what they've been telling me, even though I knew it was really the only choice anyway.

What has also compounded and accelerated my decision is the chance meeting with someone. It's quite an amazing tale really, but I'll give you a brief rundown. We get a new, eager tenant on Motorability Island, who brings lots of staff with him, one of them being an amiable woman who is keen to integrate things and work with us. For reasons I'm not going into, she and the tenant part ways, but she continues to work with us on MI, bringing in contacts, ideas and really helping out. She's brilliant. We stay friends, in fact becoming better friends now that the business suits are out of the way. Anyway, one day we're talking about general stuff and she invites me to the launch of a new sim, owned by Linda Brown, of Lucious Latex fame (and it IS luscious!!!). Anyway, conversations lead on and I actually wound up DJing at the launch party and then hanging out there the next day, for the 'Latex Hunt', which was a lot of fun. This, is where I met someone really cool and on the same wavelength as me, totally on the same wavelength. We talked for hours, even missing most of the party there on the island. As it happens, friendship developed and more.

Yes, I'm seeing her, we're not a couple (yet), but I think it will happen. She's cute, smart, funny, intelligent, happens to log in LOTS, talented and gorgeous. I like her for WHO she is, not what she is or does (she's a fashion designer) and meeting her, totally clicking with her and just really enjoying being with her has accelerated my decision about Leah, but then as I said, I'd been slowly crawling towards the inevitable anyway, putting it off as I didn't want to hurt anyone, forgetting that at the moment, only one person is being hurt by all of this. Me.

So, no doubt I'll see 'the girl' tonight and we'll head off somewhere and be romantic together. When we're totally comfortable, I'll name names, but for the moment, I'll keep her identity a secret.

Oh and yes, I DO feel guilty that I've ended things with Leah and she's not around to get the message, but I've been leaving her IMs now for 5 weeks, emailing her and haven't heard a single word, so excuse me if I seem a little cold hearted, I'm just protecting the most important person in my life. Me.

Friday, April 11, 2008

In The Night...

Wow, last night was a proper laugh at Parkade, the Pet Shop Boys 'special' went down really well (I know DJNoNo got photos, I'll hassle him for them soon) and we're already planning a couple more one off nights like it, probably on Thursdays again, and once again with the theme of sticking to one band and their direct related projects and remixes... I won't give anything away now, but we've got two more HUGE UK bands lined up to focus on, so stay tuned for details. Hehe, remaking some of those record covers might be even more fun than the one we did for 'finally'. Both myself and DJNoNo loved doing it, I know that Kitty had a blast too and it was her idea, so I have to thank her for coming up with a really cool concept. I know I did something similar with my Orbital special, but this involved both me and NoNo and the future ones will be collaborative, 4 hour specials too.

Anyway, I recorded my set from last night which I have cheekily entitled 'Mixography', so if you want to listen to everything I played in all it's 'sometimes slightly wonkily mixed' glory, you can download it from here. The tracklisting is as follows:

Pet Shop Boys - Jealousy
Pet Shop Boys - Love Comes Quickly
Pet Shop Boys - Domino Dancing
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
Pet Shop Boys - DJ Culture
Pet Shop Boys - Miracles [Lemon Jelly remix]
Pet Shop Boys - I'm With Stupid
Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield - What Have I Done To Deserve This?
Liza Minnelli - Losing My Mind
Pet Shop Boys - Being Boring
Pet Shop Boys - So Hard
Pet Shop Boys - The Theatre
Pet Shop Boys - Opportunities (Lets Make Lots of Money)
Pet Shop Boys - In The Night
Pet Shop Boys - Heart
Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind [Extended Dance mix]
Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind [Phil Harding remix]
Pet Shop Boys - Minimal
Pet Shop Boys - KDX 125
Pet Shop Boys - Left To My Own Devices
Pet Shop Boys - It's A Sin
Pet Shop Boys - Where The Streets Have No Name (Can't Take My Eyes Off You)
Pet Shop Boys - Suburbia
Pet Shop Boys - Indefinite Leave To Remain
Pet Shop Boys - Integral

If you do download the mix, please leave a comment, I'd love to know what you think... :D

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Shameless plug 'o the week!

Just to let you all know that me n' DJNoNo Ulysses will be presenting a Pet Shop Boys special at Parkade, next Thursday.

Pet Shop Boys, finally - Parkade, Thursday 10th April 2pm-6pm PDT. DJNoNo Ulysses from 2-4pm, Miss Cyberpink from 4-6pm PDT.

We made the poster last night, based on the cover for the PSB album 'Actually'. I think it's excellent :D