Saturday, February 22, 2014

Feed A Smile Fund Raiser. The Live Entertainers and Progress!

Getting closer and closer to our goal of 1,200,000 L$!

It is exciting seeing that counter go up and up and up!  Think of all the good those funds are going to do in the real world.  There is still time for you to add to that total and possibly win an opportunity for time with a SL Celebrity or even a real life item from Kenya!  Of course, you also just have the opportunity to make a simple donation to a very great cause.

Sunday we will have a full 12 hour event with Live Performers and select people being auctioned up on the stage at the Mad City Park.  These Live performers are donating their time to raise funds to Feed A Smile in Africa.  We are so thankful for sharing their time and talents.  Here are the talented people you will be seeing (in no particular order):

Catboy Qunhua is a film maker and producer in Second Life.  He’s been on SL for 7 years, and has had several creative careers.  He’s been a builder and has run a store for four years selling cameras and accessories.  For the past six months Catboy has been performing as a standup comedian at Lauren’s Live. 

 Being born in the South gave Chandra her country roots, but traveling with dance bands gave her that funky soul.  Her music will either bring back a memory or hopefully help create a new one, by singing songs from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and current - from Pop to R&B, Rock to Country and Romantic Ballads to Dance.  Chandra is a seasoned entertainer, who sings regularly in the Windy City of Chicago.  She has been performing in front of audiences since the age of three and shows no signs of slowing down.  The only real way to describe her style is to say it is "Music....straight from the heart."  Come spend an intimate encounter with Chandra Deed, kick back and be transported through time with some of the all time greatest hits.

 DennyMac has been playing electric lead, slide and rhythm guitar for many years in RL rock bands. In Second Life he has used his talent and experience to add dual stream guitar for many top artists including Voodoo Shilton, Mulder Watts, Terry Lynn Melody, LindoMoo, Lyndon Heart, Twostep Spiritweaver, Shannon O'Herlihy and Kat Rose Serendipity to name a few. He has also returned to his first love, acoustic fingerstyle guitar.  His amazing skill, crystal clear guitar tone and smooth, soulful voice will leave you wanting more.  Heavily influenced by Bob Dylan, Peter Paul and Mary, Kingston Trio, James Taylor, the Beatles and of course Paul Simon, Larry Carleton, Richie Havens and many others, he plays your favorite covers as well as moving originals.  Come have a listen, you'll leave smiling.

 Some say Grace McDunnough may have been the unlikely digital love child of Andy Warhol without the soup can and Janis Joplin without the drugs - a hypnotic mix of subtle yet defiant acoustic imagery blended with evocative vocal highlights that permeate the veils of geography, culture and genre.  Grace is the creator and producer of Musimmersion, founder of the Mill Pond Folk Festival, and a virtual world touring singer-songwriter streaming from Atlanta GA.  She has performed on stages large and small across the Second Life grid since 2006; she was the first live musician to perform in Metaplace, and is a member of the ground breaking live music tour called Rocking The Metaverse presented by Koinup - bringing live music into several virtual worlds including Second Life, Reaction Grid, Metaplace, Twinity and Active Worlds - Europe

 Jean's music takes you from Jazz and up through the ages with a voice that is bar none, one of the finest. Her way of bringing the emotion of the music alive through her interpretation makes you ask for more. The way she brings  you into her world in hope that you will feel the music the way she does,  is what she strives for. She wants you to become one with her through her music. To know, that music is healing, it brings up old emotions, it makes you laugh, it makes you dance, tap your toes, hum along or just simply sway as it washes over you. Lose yourself in the music with Jean.

British Rock DJ Kess has been in SL since 2006, firstly as Kadie Pinkenba and  since 2009 as Kess Crystal. She's the Owner of the award nominated !Exodus! Rock Club, one of the longest and most established rock clubs on the SL grid, having opened in April 2010. Kess has worked with Madpea for a couple of years as a DJ for special events, hunt openings, and most recently for the demolition of the Christmas and Halloween town sim. When she's not dj'g Kess has found a new passion for SL photography and can usually be found taking pics of all the clothes she's shopped for with her spare time and L$. Kess has a huge and eclectic music collection and while she prefers modern rock, alternative and indie tunes you will find everything from swing jazz to country in her mp3 files.  In real life, Kess is a wife, mother of 2 fabulous grown up children and works as an Account Manager for a Marketing Agency. .

 A professional musician in RL for many years, Marky's live acoustic, electric and piano sets are a spirited blend of Classic Rock & Pop, Ballads, Country, Blues and original material. Marky (Doug Lind in RL) hails from Ayrshire, on the west coast of Scotland, and has been playing live music for over 25 years. He honed his craft in various bands on the Scottish pub & club scene before moving south to London for a few years. He then moved to Copenhagen, Denmark where, in partnership with an American friend and songwriter, he began writing his own material. Now back living in Scotland, he has emerged with renewed energy and, in addition to a busy RL schedule, is now also bringing his acoustic set to live venues in Second Life

 Onesummer Oh "the Voice" with her mega groovin' "Girl Power" Show !!!
Blues, Rock, Ballads, Country and even Broadway style.... she serves it all !!
 Come on the journey won't you??

 Shannon is a singer/songwriter/ guitar player based in Stratford, CT.  She  has been singing since she was a little girl, when she sang into her hairbrush along with Carly Simon records. When she was nine, she got her first guitar, and started writing her own songs at the age of ten. Inspired by the music of John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins and Bob Dylan, Shannon found her musical roots in contemporary folk.

 KatRose Serendipity is a seasoned performer in the real realm and the virtual realm.  She brings her love of music to stages around the grid for all to enjoy.  Her well written original music will lead you into a journey of self thought and memories while her interpretation of covers you know and love will let you hear them in a whole new light.  Kat's passion for music comes through clearly in everything she does on stage.  She brings her acoustic 6-string  or 12-string guitar to the stage as well as her sultry voice and a keen sense of humor to make a well rounded show you don't want to miss. 

DJ Sunshine is a Hungarian- South African that has a world music club and art venue called Sunvibes that celebrates the differnt cultures of the planet. She has weekly events that introduces SL-ers to jazzy, fusion-style or traditional tunes from India, Africa and of course South Africa where she lives.

“TerryLynn shows a tremendous innate understanding of the essence of compelling song writing. From her heart and mind, lyrics and melodies flow that evoke the most warmly remembered sensibilities of modern American folk. Her songs are finely crafted but have a raw quality that is delivered with intelligence and captivating emotion “
Otha Young/Grammy Winning Songwriter
“The Sweetest Thing” Juice Newton

 With a stellar presence, her voice sultry and smooth, Starrfish Ohmai is pure sweetness with a touch of fun.  A singer and budding songwriter with several live performances a week, her fan base continues to swell as her cheerful, dreamy, musical landscape serves as a nice break from the monotony of the real world. Her musical influences are the Eagles, Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert. She plays songs by the Eagles, Beatles, Kings of Leon, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Modern English, Three Doors Down, Tears for Fears, Uncle Kracker, Greenday, Johnny Cash, Mazzy Star, Jewel and Anna Nalick.

From Blues to Bluegrass, Beatles to Bach, Grateful Dead to Van Morrison and all the music inbetween, Twostep Spiritweaver weaves his way through all of it.  He may play 30 minutes of pure blues followed by 30 minutes of sweet ballads and love songs, or he might just start playing to see where the music takes him.  

"NeoMaximus Brandenburg's style is rock centered with influences from the Dave Matthews Band to Simon and Garfunkel, from Rage against the Machine to Carmen." I sing and play to backtracks.  Also Acoustic shows.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Feed a Smile Live Entertainment and Auction Schedule and Progress!

We are over half-way to our goal of 1,200,000!

Rolling into the weekend of our Feed A Smile SL Celebrity Auction with lots of time still left to get a bid in on that SL celebrity you are dying to get a bit of time with, or to sign up for a raffle to win a real life item from Kenya, or to just donate to a very worthy cause!

We now have the 12 hour Live Entertainment and Auction schedule for our final day festivities on Sunday, February 23rd to share with you all!

7:00 AM Pre-event Party Live Entertainer: Sunshine Szavanna
8:00 AM SL Celebrity Auctioned: Milk Chan (kattington resident)
8:15 AM SL Celebrity Auctioned: Pooky Amsterdam
8:30 AM SL Celebrity Auctioned: Draxtor Despres
8:45 AM SL Celebrity Auctioned: Arduenn Schwartzman
9:00 AM SL Celebrity Auctioned: Abramelin Wolfe
9:15 AM SL Celebrity Auctioned: Aeonix Aeon (Will Burns)
9:30 AM Live Entertainer: Starrfish Ohmai
10:00 AM SL Celebrity Auctioned: Harter Fall
10:15 AM SL Celebrity Auctioned: Saffia Widdershins
11:30 AM Live Entertainer: Shannon Oherlihy
11:00 AM SL Celebrity Auctioned: Flufee McFluff
11:15 AM SL Celebrity Auctioned: Mr. Biggins (Logan Ellsmere)
11:30 AM Live Entertainer: KatRose Serendipity and Denny Mac
12:00 PM SL Celebrity Auctioned: Kiana Writer
12:30 PM Live Entertainer: Kess Crystal
1:00 PM SL Celebrity Auctioned: Kess Crystal
1:15 PM SL Celebrity Auctioned: Bryn Oh
1:30 PM Live Entertainer: Jean Munro
2:00 PM SL Celebrity Auctioned: Victor1st Mornington
2:15 PM SL Celebrity Auctioned: Betty Tureaud
2:30 PM Live Entertainer: Twostep Spiritweaver
3:00 PM SL Celebrity Auctioned: Sean (bluesean yiyuan)
3:15 PM SL Celebrity Auctioned: Noma Falta
3:30 PM Live Entertainer: Chandra Deed
4:00 PM SL Celebrity Auctioned: naxosloon
4:15 PM SL Celebrity Auctioned: Jaimy Hancroft
4:30 PM Live Entertainer: Marky Helstein
5:00 PM SL Celebrity Auctioned: TBA
5:15 PM SL Celebrity Auctioned: Kehl Razor
5:30 PM Live Entertainer: TerryLynn Melody
6:00 PM Live Entertainer: NeoMaximus Brandenburg
6:30 PM Live Entertainer: OneSummer Oh
7:00 PM Live Entertainer: Grace McDunnough

We have an amazing line up of talented performers and we hope to see all of your smiling faces there!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Feed a Smile Real Life Raffles and Progress!

We are on our way to our goal of 1,200,000!

We are not even halfway into our Feed-a-smile Auction and the total funds raised is climbing but we still have a long way to go to our goal of 1,200,000L$.

If you haven't yet made it over to Mad City at the Crying Peacock City Park., we have added more options to raise funds.  

We have MadPea Tips jars in many places where you can directly donate funds even if you do not wish to bid on a SL Celebrity.  This is a wonderful cause and we did not want to limit those wishing to donate who did not want to bid.  Look for this little guy to donate your Lindens directly.

We now have Raffle boards for Real Life items acquired from Kenya!  For 100L$ you can enter a Raffle to win a real life necklace or doll that was gotten in Africa and will be shipped to you at your real home from Germany.  Once it activates there will be a 10 minute countdown and the winner will be randomly chosen by the board and sent a box with information on how to claim their prize. For each raffle, 50 people need to purchase a chance for the board to activate.  You can purchase as many tries as you like, but you must be willing to provide your real name and address if you win the item so it can be shipped to you.  The boards have the image of the item that is being raffled.  Here are pictures of what you can purchase a chance to win!

Hurry down today to get in on a chance to win these items, there is only one of each!  Also, come check out all of the Celebrity Auction Boards that are ready and active for you to bid.  In Mad City at the Crying Peacock City Park.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Feed a Smile Star-Studded Celebrity Auction!

Can you feed hungry kids in real life by spending Lindens in Second Life?  
The answer is Yes!

All this week at Mad City we're running an extra special Charity Celebrity Auction to benefit the Feed-A-Smile charity! If you take a walk around the Mad City Park, you will see boards where you can place a bid for the "SL Celebrity" of your choice.  From February 15th to the 23rd of February you've got the chance to bid on one-on-one time with some of Second Life's most famous faces. 

What will you do? Will you get a lesson in video editing from Drax? Modelling from Bryn Oh? Storytelling from our own Queen Pea, Kiana?!

Speaking of Drax, if you wish to learn more about Feed-A Smile and what they are doing to raise funds in Second Life, Watch his interview on youtube at this URL: 

 Come down and grab your once in a Second Life opportunity to pick the brains of some of SL's Elite, all in aid of Feed A Smile!  Place you bids between now and the 23rd and then join us for the day of Live Entertainment!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

One Billion Rising event!

MadPea is proud to be a sponsor for the "RISE, RELEASE, DANCE for Justice" event that is being put on by One Billion Rising for Justice (OBR). It is one day away and we are so excited!

ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they are entitled to justice – courthouses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not.  It is a call to survivors to break the silence and release their stories – politically, spiritually, outrageously – through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way feels right.

One Billion Rising for Justice in Second Life will be held ALL DAY FRIDAY 14th FEBRUARY

On February 14, 2014, for 24 hours starting at midnight Pacific Standard Time, Second Life residents will join with activists around the world in a spectacular 24-hour event for ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE, a very special day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.

The Second Life event will feature a four-region stage where 200 people can dance together, surrounded by an area of art installations and informational exhibits. A variety of performers will play over the 24-hour period, enabling people all over the world to attend this virtual event no matter their timezone. The regions will have a General maturity rating to allow all residents an opportunity to participate. Pictures are welcome on the event’s Flickr group.

This is not an event to raise money – although you will find information about organizations that need funding. But our primary goals are to draw people together and to raise awareness.

24 hour Global Live Music and DJs Event

The schedule:
12:00 am: DJ Alexi Ayres
1:00 am:   DJ A.F.I “Aubry Fisher”
2:00 am:   TBA
3:00 am:   DJ Laurence Mapp
4:00 am:   DJ David Abbot
5:00 am:   DJane Marin Aquila
6:00 am:   DJ CoolB(DJ CoolB Resident
7:00 am:   TBA
8:00 am:   DJ Supertom Southmoor
9:00 am:   DJ Funkydeps
10:00 am: DJ Victor1st Mornington
11:00 am:  Live Performer- Trowzer Boa
12:00 pm: Live Performer - Terry Lynn Melody
1:00 pm:   DJane Victoria Grau (DJ Love)
2:00 pm:   DJ Vaughan Quan (DJ V-Waxx)
3:00 pm:   DJ Elrik Merlin
4:00 pm:   Live Performer- Lyrica Acquatic
5:00 pm:   Live Performer-  Rara Destiny
6:00 pm:   DAZZLERS Dance Performance
7:00 pm:   DJ Titoso Fride
8:00 pm:    DJ  Thlemaxos Rewell
9:00 pm:   Live Performer: Stephanniyah Sinatra
10:00 pm: TBA
11:00 pm: Live Performer-  Samm Qendra

The music will continue till 12 midnight on Friday 14th February. The regions will be open for a further 24 hours (until midnight on Saturday 15th February) to allow people to explore the art installations at a quieter time.

Here are your SLURLs to the four regions:

OBR Rise
OBR Release
OBR Dance
OBR Justice

Friday, February 7, 2014

MadPea is at the Mieville Midway Gacha Exposition: A Tell-Tale Heart!

 The magnificent, magical, mysterious Mieville Midway Gacha Exposition: A Tell-Tale Heart is here, and you're all invited, because MadPea Productions will be there! 

Welcome to the Mieville Midway - a premium steampunk, goth, and alternative gacha event and exposition. Come see Gachas from some of the virtual-world's most famous designers and stalls from the finest Steampunk, Goth and Alternative creators.  Be prepared to be titillated, tantalized and amazed!

MadPea will be there with three gachas of original and exclusive creations for your collecting pleasure.  The Dear Daisies and Cheeky Cupids collections will be exclusive to Mieville Midway while the Voodoo Valentines collection will be found at Mieville Midway but also available at  MadPea stores at Mad City and the DRD sim!

The Dear Daisies is a cute collection of five wearable animated daisies with some very noticeable personalities what even make sounds! Try for the rare Dangit Daisy!

The Cheeky Cupids is a collection of seven sweet animated cupids and two rare wearable wings!

The third collection, Voodoo Valentines gacha, can make anyone, single or in a relationship, giggle this Valentine's Day.  There are five dolls to collect, including a rare "Wheel of Love"!

This fun-filled shopping event begins at Noon SLT on Saturday February 8th and runs through midnight on February 22.  Don't miss this opportunity to bring home a little madness from your friends at MadPea!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Friday Night Madness: Super Hero Edition!

Be your favorite Super Hero!

Friday Night Madness is here again!  It will be held at Mad City Park from 5-7PM SLT and this week's contest board is going to be set for Super Heroes with a 500L prize going to best in costume! DJ Beach will perform and there will be lots of trivia!

Come join us for an SUPER good time!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Flickr Pic of the week!

You have voted and picked our WINNER OF THE WEEK!!!

Congratulation to Sublime J for participating in our contest and winning Flickr Pick of the week. He is going to receive an amazing prize from this week's Sponsor, BlueMoon enterprise!

If you would like to be part of this contest, just post on our Flickr MadPea games group your pictures from our sims and get the chance to be selected for the Flickr Pick of the day.  You might even be voted Flickr Pick of the week!  

Submit your pictures here for your chance to win!