Black Velvet

Black Velvet

Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell
Jimmy Rogers on the Victrola up high
Mama’s dancin’ with baby on her shoulder
The sun is settin’ like molasses in the sky
The boy could sing, knew how to move, everything
Always wanting more, he’d leave you longing for

Black velvet and that little boy’s smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please

Up in Memphis the music’s like a heatwave
White lightning, bound to drive you wild
Mama’s baby’s in the heart of every school girl
“Love me tender” leaves ’em cryin’ in the aisle
The way he moved, it was a sin, so sweet and true
Always wanting more, he’d leave you longing for

Black velvet and that little boy’s smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please

Every word of every song that he sang was for you
In a flash he was gone, it happened so soon, what could
You do?

Black velvet and that little boy’s smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please

Black velvet and that little boy’s smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please
If you please, if you please, if you please

Black Velvet‘ ~Alannah Myles~

Isn’t this just about one of the sexiest songs there is? It goes back a few years, well way more than a few, but to me it’s as good today as it was back then. Alanah Myles is Canadian, if anyone is interested in that bit of trivia! Hey….speaking of trivia……..from my point of view as someone who knew life well before the days of having Google at my fingertips 24/7/365, …….one thing that having that level of access to information has taken away is the debate! You know those conversations where I say it was so-and-so in a movie, but you argue that it was that other guy. We then embark on a heated exchange about why I’m right and you’re wrong. All anyone has to do now is plug the name in your smartphone and voilè….instant answer. It completely negates the need for a face to face discussion, that can make a person laugh, get annoyed, or even mad while trying to convince the other of their opinion. It’s too bad, because it was always a great way to learn about someone, practice your debate skills, and it was fun! Nowadays the question is posed……both parties agree they’re not sure about the answer and both then refer to the smartphone for the answer. What fun is that……that’s just wanting instant gratification……..and there’s so much more that can come out of that. Back in the day it would have been really nice to have the answer eventually, but now it’s way too easy. I make a point of not letting anyone get the answer until it’s been discussed completely and we can at least have some face-to-face exchanges. Sure, everyone went around singing the wrong lyrics of their favourite songs all the time, but that just made life interesting…..to this day does anyone know the lyrics of ‘Blinded By the Light’ by Manfred Man…..I’m pretty sure they’re not what they sound like!!

I’m sure all you Halloween fans know it’s counting down to that day, for me it’s not a factor in life. I’ve never been a fan of it, even back when I was a kid and got the pillowcase full of candy. I just never saw the point. Well, here in SL there’s something that I do like about it….and that’s these boots from **UTOPIA@DESIGN**! The ‘HALLOWEEN Boots’ are a great design of spider web on fabulous thigh high boots, and they come with 2 versions. The leather with spider web design comes with or without blood spatter. Since I’d not been involved in a crime scene or some such thing, I chose to go with the no blood option. I’ll save them for a time when I finally lose it and feel that violence is the only option! They’re front and center at the **UTOPIA@DESIGN** main store.

OMG….the ‘Faith Dress’ from TETRA is incredible!! The buttons are threatening to come undone, the decolletage, and the short hemline all make this so sexy! It’s available now at Collabor88.

The ‘G1224’ hair from tram is another one of my favourites.

As always, I’m wearing the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This pose is one of 6(plus mirrors) of the ‘Viktoria’ set of poses from Imitation. The set’s available til the end of the month at the Pose Fair.

NEW favourite sim alert!! Black Bayou Lake is perfect for photographs, all dark and spooky!

How Do I Live

How Do I Live

How do I get through one night without you
If I had to live without you
What kind of life would that be
Oh and I, I need you in my arms
Need you to hold
You’re my world, my heart, my soul
If you ever leave
Baby, you would take away everything good in my life

Without you there’d be no sun in my sky
There would be no love in my life
There’d be no world left for me
And I, baby I don’t know what I would do
I’d be lost if I lost you
If you ever leave
Baby, you would take away everything real in my life
And tell me now

How do I live without you
I want to know
How do I breathe without you
If you ever go
How do I ever, ever survive
How do I, how do I
Oh, how do I live

If you ever leave
Baby, you would take away everything
Need you with me
Baby, ’cause you know that you’re everything good in my life
And tell me now

How do I live without you
I want to know
How do I breathe without you
If you ever go
How do I ever, ever survive
How do I, how do I
Oh, how do I live
How do I live
Without you baby

How Do I Live‘ ~Trisha Yearwood~

There are many things that this song could be talking about, the things that come to my mind are some of my long time addictions…..you know what they are, I’ve mentioned them in the past. It could very easily be written about chocolate. How could anyone live without chocolate? That creamy smooth, sweet, ‘get me high’ feeling it gives me is something I can’t live without. Coffee……I absolutely need coffee…….what would mornings and afternoons be without that heavenly beverage of the gods? It’s not just about the taste……..it’s that first sip the makes me close my eyes and say, ‘oh heavenly coffee……how I needed you’! It could be a song written about music, because the world would be such a dark place without it. I spend endless hours on youtube, just letting it go where it takes me, allowing me to find new artists that speak to me. I’m sure I could live without music, but I know I don’t want to. There are so many things that a person feels they can’t live without, and the list is different for everyone, all I’ll say for now is that this song isn’t for anything I’ve mentioned here…….you know I wasn’t even thinking of a ‘thing’ when I chose this song, right?

I’m featuring the ‘Love is Kind’ tattoo from Wild Roots here. I love it’s message and plus it’s so pretty. It’s compatible with the Maitreya, Belleza, and TMP mesh bodies and anything that’s Omega driven, plus the classic avatar. It comes in 3 ink tones too, this is the medium.

The bit of hair you see is ‘Ascension’ from Stealthic. I just love their textures…the red pack is my favourite.

The ‘eden’ thong and brassiere in ‘noir’ is from /erratic/.

As always, I’m wearing the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery, on the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m using a pose from the ‘Astraea’ set of poses from entangled poses.

The One

The One

Tell me
Tell me that you want me
And I’ll be your completely
For better or for worse
I know
We’ll have our disagreements
Be fighting for no reason
I wouldn’t change it for the world
‘Cause I know
The first day that I met you
I was never gonna let you
Let you slip away
And I
Still remember feeling nervous
Trying to find the words to
Get you here today
‘Cause you make my heart feel like it’s summer
When the rain is pouring down
You make my whole world feel so right when it’s wrong
That’s why I know you are the one
That’s how I know you are the one
In life
It’s easy to get scared oh
But with you I am prepared for
What has yet to come
‘Cause our two
Hearts will make it easy
Joining up the pieces
Together making life
‘Cause you make my heart feel like it’s summer
When the rain is pouring down
You make my whole world feel so right when it’s wrong
That’s why I know you are the one
That’s how I know you are the one
When we are together you make me feel like my mind is free and my dreams are reachable
Woah
You know I never ever believed in love, I believed one day you were gonna come along
Free me
‘Cause you make my heart feel like it’s summer
When the rain is pouring down
You make my whole world feel so right when it’s wrong
That’s why I know you are the one [x4]

The One‘ ~Kodaline~

I’m wearing the ‘Lami Tattoo’ from Carol G Tattoo Studio for this shot, and it’s such a pretty one. I always prefer a solid black tattoo, it’s beauty solely in it’s design and this one has intricate gently curving lines with lots of detail, and covers the arms, shoulders, and dècolletage. It also comes in white and coloured, if you prefer a different look and like all tattoos from Carol G, it’s compatible with all the major mesh bodies plus anything that’s Omega driven. You can also find it on Market Place for fast and easy shopping!

I don’t think there’s anything sexier than long strands of pearls draping down the back, so when I opened this gift from Vrir I was super excited! I found a sexy set of lingerie to go with them and with the red hair and come-hither look, he was putty in my hands! 😀 Oh….and btw……I was wearing sexy lingerie…..but I think I lost a part of it somewhere….where did that bra go? The necklaces are from If Design and there’s 5 parts to the set and all are unrigged for easy positioning. You can find them on Market Place, too. Thanks so much, Vrir. ♥

The ‘Ascension’ hair is from Stealthic.

I’m wearing the ‘honey’ tone skin from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This is the ‘True Feelings’ couples pose from K&S Poses.

Imagine

Imagine

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today… Aha-ah…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace… You…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world… You…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

‘Imagine’ ~Eddie Vedder~ (written by John Lennon)

This song is more powerful and relevant today as it’s ever been, it almost brings me to tears thinking of the world we live in and knowing it doesn’t have to be this way. When it becomes overwhelming, I just narrow my world down to focus solely on what’s good in my life. I consider myself extremely lucky, I’m loved, I live in a wonderful part of the world, and I have all that I need. I try to stay focused on what’s good, rather than be sucked into the maelstrom of unrest that permeates this world, and if it means I look no further than outside my own physical surroundings, as long as I heave peace, that’s all that matters. I hope everyone is having a happy and peaceful Sunday, wherever you happen to be.

This picture is completely different from what you’re used to seeing from me! Firstly…….I’m not in it! I know….when was the last time I wasn’t part of the scenery? Well, today I want to bring to your attention that Summers Wind has reopened after some renovations! I’ve been calling the Winds Communities home since they first opened and there’s no way I’m leaving……..even if I’m ever evicted…I’ll fight to the bitter end to stay! 😀 Summers Wind is the main sim in the community, and it has the largest public areas of them all. The scenery is breathtaking with cliffs, shoreline, and trees all perfect for photography or just enjoying some time out in the fresh air. Summers Wind also has 6 homes to rent, stores, a small dance club, and events center so there’s lots of amenities to enjoy. Winters Wind consists of 9 private rental homes, but there are some public areas to visit. Autumns Wind is the newest part of the community, with 4 rental homes and gorgeous surroundings and public areas also. And Springs Wind completes the Winds Communities, but is private. If you’re interested in making the Winds Communities your home you can see what’s available by stopping in at the Pay Center, from there you can TP to the various available homes.

So, today is the inauguration of the exhibition by Giancarlo Petrini, “Petrini continues the Imagin@rium Art itinerary which proposes artists from the real world who want to be known by the vast international public of Second Life.”. It’s at Summers Wind and along with the newly renovated sim to explore and the art, the fun will continue into the evening with dancing to funky and soul music by DJ Van Loopen. The fun all starts at 1 PM SLT!

Where Peaceful Waters Flow

Where Peaceful Waters Flow

Restless hearts, it has been a long time,
Out here on the journey, for a glimpse of paradise,
It’s getting hard to find a place to go,
Where peaceful waters flow;

I took a walk past the old saxon well,
Down by the cathedral, I heard the chapel bell,
And joined the people singing for a way to go,
Where peaceful waters flow;

And if you don’t know by now, you never will,
Only love can find the door,
If you could see it now, it’s in your hands,
Only love can reach the shore, to heaven,

Always, she is standing by my side,
She’s my inspiration, and she’s my battle cry,
And in her arms is the only place I know,
Where peaceful waters flow;
And if you don’t know by now, you never will,
Only love can find the door,
If you could see it now, it’s in your hands,
Only love can reach the shore, forevermore,
Where peaceful waters flow…

Where Peaceful Waters Flow‘ ~Chris De Burgh~

I’m adrift on peaceful waters, feeling peaceful in a busy world. There are times that a person has to just step back from the rigors of daily life and recharge. Today I’m recharging on the water with the help of the ‘Castway’ gacha set from Le Poppycock. The set consists of 14 poses, with either a raft or a palm tree prop. The poses are all relaxing and with the props added to your avatar you can soak up the sun anywhere you want. The set is available now at The Liaison Collaborative, which runs until July 26.

One can’t fully enjoy the sun and breeze while on the water without proper attire, and for this I chose the ‘Irma Bikini’ from *Just BECAUSE*. It’s compatible with the Maitreya, SLink(Hourglass/Physique). and Belleza(Freya/Isis) mesh bodies and comes in loads of colour options.

The ‘G0819’ hair is from tram.

As always, I’m wearing the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.