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Updated: 2017-06-21T19:22:05.923-07:00

 



New Schedule Site

2009-03-15T20:20:02.595-07:00

We're going to try something new. The schedule has been moved to here.

I am no longer responsible for putting it out. Any Cafe Wellstone member may now enter their event into the schedule directly as long as the event venue is owned by a Wellstone member (certain political events are exempt from that last part).



Thinking Green w/o Mar. 9

2009-03-08T21:31:17.631-07:00

Go here to learn how you can submit events for the schedule. (Email must have "calendar" in subject header")The Revolution Will Be Streamed now on iTunes!Netroots Nation has a great fundraising album out. It features a number of Wellstoners and others we know from Second Life. You can also buy it at Amazon. More info here.Quick LinksMon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat SunMonday, Mar. 96:00 pmBilly Bob Gets His Preach OnDoes the whole right wing/left wing argument leave you asking, "what about the God wing"? Stop by the Hour of Bein' Good at 6pm SLT on Monday's at the Democrat Donkey Cafe for an hour of no-nonsense sense instead of the pro-nonsense nonsense that everybody else gonna give you. You're gonna hear the truth straight from God's mouth. And lest you think I'm gonna judge you, remember that only God can judge you - I'm just here to tell you what he's gonna say.God is Love!Wellstone's Donkey Democratic Club7:00 pmRudolpho Rocks the DonkeyAfter an hour of Billy Bob's fire and brimstone, every skeptic need a palate cleansing and Rudolpho provides it with some of the finest deejay sets you'll hear.Wellstone's Donkey Democratic Club7pmSocial inJustice Discussion- (TBA)Social InjusticeTuesday, Mar. 106pmZath's Album Cafe - Bonnie RaittIn the summer of 1971, a then-little-known blues singer and slide guitarist from California, Bonnie Raitt (the daughter of Broadway legend John Raitt) traveled to an empty summer camp in the middle of Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota with producer and Minnesota blues legend Willie Murphy and his band, The Bees, and made music history.  Come to the Cafe Wellstone to hear DJ Zathras spin Raitt's self-titled debut, an earthy mix of original material and blues standards, followed by his usual eclectic brew!Cafe Wellstone8pmThe night becomes eKlipeticThis week Klipe yearns to . . . Share more stylings of the ever-creative Brazilian singer/songwriter CibelleDabble with African and Middle Eastern soundsWax nostalgic on nostalgic waxChortle with "early" Tenacious D. . . okay, this may take a couple of weeks.Cafe WellstoneWednesday, Mar. 116pmSocial inJustice Discussion (TBA)Social Injustice7 pmDJ Rocky at the Yak!!DJ Rocky spends the new Saturday taking your music requests and lobbying Jane for yet another zombie theme. Jane refuses because every Wednesday, there's a new theme and contest, and zombies are low in the rotation.The Lonely Yak RoadhouseThursday, Mar. 126 pmVirtually Speaking welcomes David HarrisAre you ready for some football?  David Harris discusses book about Bill Walsh, Hall of Fame coach of the SF 49ersMore info at http://virtuallyspeaking.ning.com/.Virtually Speaking7 pmDancing at the BoobyDJ PB spins the tunes at Leandrah's place.Blue-footed Booby Bar & Beach11 pmAlbum Cafe - Ani Difranco - DilateI'll be spinning folk-punk queen Ani Difranco's break-out album, Dilate. If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.Cafe WellstoneFriday, Mar. 137:00 pmDancing Liberally - Thinking GreenSt. Paddy's day is around the corner, Obama is on the verge of announcing new, science-based emissions policies and standards, and the laughs are growing louder and louder everytime someone says the words "clean coal."  We're winning the hearts of the public but we have a long way to go to mitigate the effects of global warming. Let discuss these changes as we dance to DJ Rocky's finest digital offerings. Wear green for a chance to win lindens.Cafe WellstoneSaturday, Mar. 144:00pmSalon at Jackson Street BooksJackson Street Books in Second Life will be hosting an afternoon salon at the store on Saturday March 14 from 4pm until 7pm. Join us for conversation, book discussion and music. Musician Klipe will be do some styling on his piano sometime during the event.Virtual Jackson Street Books7:00pmSaturday Night at the YakIt's Saturday night at the Yak, and the joint'll be hopping with DJ Dano and DJ Serenity...show tunes, pinkification and great music are the order of the day!The Lonely Yak RoadhouseSunday, Mar. 156amS[...]



Spring is Coming - w/o March 2

2009-03-01T20:23:47.289-08:00

Go here to learn how you can submit events for the schedule. (Email must have "calendar" in subject header")The Revolution Will Be Streamed now on iTunes!Netroots Nation has a great fundraising album out. It features a number of Wellstoners and others we know from Second Life. You can also buy it at Amazon. More info here.Quick LinksMon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat SunMonday, Mar. 26:00 pmBilly Bob Gets His Preach OnDoes the whole right wing/left wing argument leave you asking, "what about the God wing"? Stop by the Hour of Bein' Good at 6pm SLT on Monday's at the Democrat Donkey Cafe for an hour of no-nonsense sense instead of the pro-nonsense nonsense that everybody else gonna give you. You're gonna hear the truth straight from God's mouth. And lest you think I'm gonna judge you, remember that only God can judge you - I'm just here to tell you what he's gonna say.God is Love!Wellstone's Donkey Democratic Club7:00 pmRudolpho Rocks the DonkeyAfter an hour of Billy Bob's fire and brimstone, every skeptic need a palate cleansing and Rudolpho provides it with some of the finest deejay sets you'll hear.Wellstone's Donkey Democratic Club7pmSocial inJustice Discussion- (TBA)Social InjusticeTuesday, Mar. 36pmZath's Album Cafe - Randy Newman, Sail AwayThis week, DJ Zathras Spins Randy Newman's lyrical, savage, and compelling satiric 1972 masterpiece, Sail Away, followed by a mix of Zath's favorite singer-songwriters. Join us at the Cafe Wellstone!Cafe Wellstone8pmMichelleD and Scott Live at the CafeSinger/songwriters MichelleD and Scott bring their acoustic magic to the cafe.Cafe Wellstone9pmThe night becomes eKlipeticKlipe Wirefly spins eclectic soul-grabbing fun.Cafe WellstoneWednesday, Mar. 46pmSocial inJustice Discussion (TBA)Social Injustice7 pmSMITTYDAY at the Yak!!Yes, as Rocky loves to remind Jane just to watch her scream, it's his Saturday...but this Wednesday is also SMITTYDAY!!! It's SmittyGal's second rezday and we're celebrating....wear something formal and elegant. Excellent hair is mandatory.The Lonely Yak RoadhouseThursday, Mar. 56 pmVirtually Speaking welcomes Katie HalperKatie is a comedian who is also the co-founder of Laughing Liberally. She has performed around the country, including at the YearlyKos conventions More info at http://virtuallyspeaking.ning.com/.Virtually Speaking7 pmDancing at the BoobyDJ PB spins the tunes at Leandrah's place.Blue-footed Booby Bar & Beach11 pmAlbum Cafe - The Who, Who's NextI'll be spinning one of the greatest rock albums of all time. The Who's Who's Next.If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.Cafe WellstoneFriday, Mar. 67:00 pmDancing Liberally - Spring!It may not be quite here yet, but some days are feeling like April to me. And after watching all the fear and anger over change at CPAC, you gotta know springtime's coming to America in a big way. Let's celebrate with a little discussion and dancing to DJ Rocky's vast, eclectic, and incredible music library. Wear your best springwear for a chance to win lindens.Cafe WellstoneSaturday, Mar. 74:00pmAfternoon Tea Party at the Fortress of PinkitudeFollow the Super Pink Bunneh down the rabbit hole for the inaugural party of fortnightly Saturday-afternoon events at the Fortress of Pinkitude. Relax, chat, enjoy the virtual sun and dance on the lawn, while DJ Serenity spins the bits and plays your requests. This week, dress in a costume that is befitting stories that include lawns, croquet, queens of hearts or girls called Alice, or come as you are. Lindens awarded for the prettiest or most surreal outfit(s).Fortress of Pinkitude7:00pmSaturday Night at the YakIt's Saturday night at the Yak, and the joint'll be hopping with DJ Dano and DJ Serenity...show tunes, pinkification and great music are the order of the day!The Lonely Yak RoadhouseSunday, Mar. 86amSECRETS OF SL ACTIVISM - FREE Teach-In Course, now listed as: NCI: EVENT ORGANISINGJoin us for 1 hour each week to learn new SL organizing skills[...]



Courage - w/o Feb. 23

2009-02-23T17:52:27.089-08:00

Go here to learn how you can submit events for the schedule. (Email must have "calendar" in subject header")The Revolution Will Be Streamed now on iTunes!Netroots Nation has a great fundraising album out. It features a number of Wellstoners and others we know from Second Life. You can also buy it at Amazon. More info here.Quick LinksMon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat SunMonday, Feb. 236:00 pmBilly Bob Gets His Preach OnDoes the whole right wing/left wing argument leave you asking, "what about the God wing"? Stop by the Hour of Bein' Good at 6pm SLT on Monday's at the Democrat Donkey Cafe for an hour of no-nonsense sense instead of the pro-nonsense nonsense that everybody else gonna give you. You're gonna hear the truth straight from God's mouth. And lest you think I'm gonna judge you, remember that only God can judge you - I'm just here to tell you what he's gonna say.God is Love!Wellstone's Donkey Democratic Club7:00 pmRudolpho Rocks the DonkeyAfter an hour of Billy Bob's fire and brimstone, every skeptic need a palate cleansing and Rudolpho provides it with some of the finest deejay sets you'll hear.Wellstone's Donkey Democratic Club7pmSocial inJustice Discussion--Taking it up the Ass or the Art of ApathyAs consumers, are we taking too much from corporations or politicians?  Why is it that people are not rioting in the streets over issues related to the economy and policy making?  Why exactly do the budget cuts we are seeing continue to reflect classism and attack those who can least protect themselves?  Why do we allow this?Social InjusticeTuesday, Feb. 246pmZath's Album Cafe - The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation SocietyIn late 1968, while the rest of the rock world was still trying to find a way to bottle and mass-market the psychedelic success of Sgt. Pepper, the Kinks met modest success with the gently nostalgic The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, a ironic paean to a lost, pastoral Britain that may never have truly existed.  But in time, it would become one of the great cult classics of the Kinks' long career.  After the album, DJ Zathras spins an eclectic mix with a heavy dose of classic 60s, both famous and obscure.Cafe Wellstone8pmThe night becomes eKlipeticKlipe Wirefly spins eclectic soul-grabbing fun.Cafe WellstoneWednesday, Feb. 256pmSocial inJustice Discussion--GLBT/LGBT Issues on SLWhat are the issues on Second Life that effect the gay community?   Does second life provide a backdrop for increased tolerance or does Second Life mask homophobia with sexual undertones?  An example of this would be that it is OK for lesbians to get together on SL for a sexual relationship but perhaps they are not taken seriously as a hetro couple.Social Injustice7 pmMardi Gras at Jane and Rocky's!We're moving the usual Wednesday night party at the Yak a little north to Rocky and Jane's home on Edloe.  It's all decked out for Mardi Gras, so wear your costumes for prizes!  Rocky will be playing cajun, zydeco, blues and your requests.Thursday, Feb. 266 pmVirtually Speaking - Mike LuxMike Lux is the co-founder and CEO of Progressive Strategies. We'll be discussing his new book, The Progressive Revolution.More info at http://virtuallyspeaking.ning.com/.Virtually Speaking7 pmDancing at the BoobyDJ PB spins the tunes at Leandrah's place.Blue-footed Booby Bar & Beach11 pmAlbum Cafe - The Original Songs Behind The Cadillac Records SoundtrackI'll be spinning the original R&B  and blues songs from Chess Records that were the basis for those re-recorded by modern artists for the Cadillac Records soundtrack. We'll hear from such Chess artists as Etta James, Bo Didley, and Muddy Waters.If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.Cafe WellstoneFriday, Feb. 277:00 pmDancing Liberally - Taking a standSixty-Eight years ago this week, Dutch truck drivers, dock and metal workers, civil servants and factory employees — Christians, Liberals, Social Dem[...]



Purity Week- w/o Feb 16

2009-02-18T19:13:13.788-08:00

Go here to learn how you can submit events for the schedule. (Email must have "calendar" in subject header")The Revolution Will Be Streamed now on iTunes!Netroots Nation has a great fundraising album out. It features a number of Wellstoners and others we know from Second Life. You can also buy it at Amazon. More info here.Quick LinksMon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat SunMonday, Feb. 165:30 pmMy Personal Battle for PuritySL Premier for my new video "Every Man's Battle for Purity." It's a life-affirming film about how Jesus saves a man from a life of watermelon debauchery.6:00 pmBilly Bob Gets His Preach OnDoes the whole right wing/left wing argument leave you asking, "what about the God wing"? Stop by the Hour of Bein' Good at 6pm SLT on Monday's at the Democrat Donkey Cafe for an hour of no-nonsense sense instead of the pro-nonsense nonsense that everybody else gonna give you. You're gonna hear the truth straight from God's mouth. And lest you think I'm gonna judge you, remember that only God can judge you - I'm just here to tell you what he's gonna say.God is Love!Dancing afterward.Wellstone's Donkey Democratic Club7pmSocial inJustice Discussion (tentative)TBASocial InjusticeTuesday, Feb. 176pmZath's Album Cafe - Johnny Cash, American IV: The Man Comes AroundNear the end of his life and career, Johnny Cash teamed with legendary producer Rick Rubin for the American Recordings series of albums, mixtures of original songs and unexpected covers that constitute some of the most vital work of Cash's long career.  The fourth album in the series, 2002's The Man Comes Around, was the last studio album Cash released prior to his death in 2002, and is worth a listen for his redefining cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt" alone.  After the album, DJ Zathras spins an eclectic mix of his favorite covers!Cafe Wellstone8pmThe night becomes eKlipeticKlipe Wirefly spins eclectic soul-grabbing fun.Cafe WellstoneWednesday, Feb. 186pmSocial inJustice Discussion (tentative)TBASocial Injustice7 pmDJ Rocky at the YakDJ Rocky spends the new Saturday taking your music requests and lobbying Jane for yet another zombie theme. Jane refuses because every Wednesday, there's a new theme and contest, and zombies are low in the rotation.Thursday, Feb. 196 pmVirtually Speaking - Froomkin!Washington Post dot com columnist Dan Froomkin will discuss how his work will change in a  new administration, and share some war stories from the Bush adminisration.More info at http://virtuallyspeaking.ning.com/.Virtually Speaking7 pmDancing at the BoobyDJ PB spins the tunes at Leandrah's place.Blue-footed Booby Bar & Beach11 pmAlbum Cafe - Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Crosby, Stills, & NashI'll be spinning Crosby, Stills, & Nash's debut album, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, this week at Album Cafe.If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.Cafe WellstoneFriday, Feb. 207:00 pmDancing Liberally - Love conquers all, but can it keep down scientific truth?Valentine's Day overshadowed it, but 12 February 2009 was Charles Darwin's 200th birthday... and we are celebrating the dawn of a new scientific paradigm.  Party will be at the Fortress of Pinkitude.  Lindens awarded for the best outfit representing either creationism or evolutionism.” Fortress of PinkitudeSaturday, Feb. 2111:00amWomen in the Palestinian / Israeli ConflictA two-part event!  1)  Music and Poetry by Junivers, Medora and Serene2)  Women in the Palestinian / Israeli Conflict:  An interview with Alexjo Magic.Port Spinoza Wetlands7:00pmSaturday Night at the YakIt's Saturday night at the Yak, and the joint'll be hopping with DJ Dano and DJ Serenity...show tunes, pinkification and great music are the order of the day!The Lonely Yak RoadhouseSunday, Feb. 236amSECRETS OF SL ACTIVISM - FREE Teach-In Course, now listed as: NCI: EVENT ORGANISINGJoin us for 1 hour each week to learn new SL organizing skills to promote more SL activ[...]



Love Doesn't Stink - w/o Feb. 9

2009-02-13T12:22:40.062-08:00

Go here to learn how you can submit events for the schedule. (Email must have "calendar" in subject header")The Revolution Will Be StreamedNetroots Nation has a great fundraising album out. It features a number of Wellstoners and others we know from Second Life. You can buy it at Amazon. More info here.Quick LinksMon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat SunMonday, Feb. 96:00 pmBilly Bob Gets His Preach OnDoes the whole right wing/left wing argument leave you asking, "what about the God wing"? Stop by the Hour of Bein' Good at 6pm SLT on Monday's at the Democrat Donkey Cafe for an hour of no-nonsense sense instead of the pro-nonsense nonsense that everybody else gonna give you. You're gonna hear the truth straight from God's mouth. And lest you think I'm gonna judge you, remember that only God can judge you - I'm just here to tell you what he's gonna say.God is Love!Dancing afterward.Wellstone's Donkey Democratic Club7pmSocial inJustice Discussion (tentative)TBASocial InjusticeTuesday, Feb. 106pmZath's Album Cafe - Talking Heads, Stop Making SenseJonathan Demme's groundbreaking 1984 Talking Heads chronicle, Stop Making Sense, was easily the best concert film since Scorsese's The Last Waltz.  So it should be no surprise that its soundtrack is also an outstanding live album.  Come to the Cafe Wellstone to hear DJ Zathras spin the 1999 remaster from this classic New York punk band.  After the album, Zath will spin more punk, protopunk, post-punk, and punk's far-flung, bastard stepchildren.Wear your big suit!After Zath--  Klipe Wirefly spins eclectic soul-grabbing fun.Cafe WellstoneWednesday, Feb. 116pmSocial inJustice Discussion (tentative)TBASocial Injustice7 pmDJ Rocky at the YakDJ Rocky spends the new Saturday taking your music requests and lobbying Jane for yet another zombie theme. Jane refuses because every Wednesday, there's a new theme and contest, and zombies are low in the rotation.Thursday, Feb. 126 pmVirtually SpeakingWill Bunch will will discuss his new book, Tear Down That Myth, which discusses the false mythology of the Reagan presidency, and the man himself.More info at http://virtuallyspeaking.ning.com/.Virtually Speaking7 pmDancing at the BoobyDJ PB spins the tunes at Leandrah's place.Blue-footed Booby Bar & Beach11 pmAlbum Cafe - Aretha Franklin, Lady SoulI'll be spinning one of the best soul albums ever made, Aretha Franklin's second effort, Lady Soul, this week at Album Cafe.If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.Cafe WellstoneFriday, Feb. 137:00 pmDancing Liberally - Rezz Days, Anniversaries, and Live MusicWitchy's 2nd rezzday, my 2nd rezzday, and our 2nd aniversary are all coming up, so we thought we'd just combine them all into one big party. Jane and Rocky will do the DJing duties with Rosebud Rust playing live at 10. Dress up in Mardis gras/Carnival and crazy for a chance to win lindens.Witchy's Fashions Stage AreaSaturday, Feb. 147:00pmSaturday Night at the YakIt's Saturday night at the Yak, and the joint'll be hopping with DJ Dano and DJ Serenity...show tunes, pinkification and great music are the order of the day!The Lonely Yak RoadhouseSunday, Feb. 156amSECRETS OF SL ACTIVISM - FREE Teach-In Course, now listed as: NCI: EVENT ORGANISINGJoin us for 1 hour each week to learn new SL organizing skills to promote more SL activismAlternate Weeks: Focus on "Basic Organizing" and "Large Event Organizing"NCI9amCaffe FreudDiscussion of Modern Psychology Topics with Progressive Mental Health Professionals and other Progressive Thinkers - Great Discussion! Please JoinDr. Lapsus Weinstein's Caffe Freud2:00 pmSL Humanists DiscussionSL Humanists meet weekly to discuss ideas.ROMA Humanism Garden5:00Groovin' on a Sunday Afternoon!The regular weekly meeting of the Marxist-Lennonist party, the group you'd quit if they would have someone like you as a member. RevPaperboy Boozehound supplies the music, you supply[...]



February Magic - w/o Feb. 2

2009-02-05T19:31:41.301-08:00

Go here to learn how you can submit events for the schedule. (Email must have "calendar" in subject header")The Revolution Will Be StreamedNetroots Nation has a great fundraising album out. It features a number of Wellstoners and others we know from Second Life. You can buy it at Amazon. More info here.Quick LinksMon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat SunMonday, Feb. 26:00 pmBilly Bob Gets His Preach OnDoes the whole right wing/left wing argument leave you asking, "what about the God wing"?  Stop by the Hour of Bein' Good at 6pm SLT on Monday's at the Democrat Donkey Cafe for an hour of no-nonsense sense instead of the pro-nonsense nonsense that everybody else gonna give you.  You're gonna hear the truth straight from God's mouth.  And lest you think I'm gonna judge you, remember that only God can judge you - I'm just here to tell you what he's gonna say.God is Love!Dancing afterward.Wellstone's Donkey Democratic Club7pmSocial inJustice Discussion (tentative)TBASocial InjusticeTuesday, Feb. 31pmThe Rings d0 The WallRock Opera Songs from The Wall in SL. If this is the one I saw, you should see it.The Rings -NMC Labs6pmZath's Album Cafe - El Dorado by Electric Light OrchestraHost Zath is off celebrating Hypatia's birthday. Pinch-hitting for him will be Dano Bookmite, playing this classic album from the mid-1970's. More dancing after the album!Cafe WellstoneWednesday, Feb. 46pmSocial inJustice Discussion (tentative)TBASocial Injustice7 pmDJ Rocky at the YakDJ Rocky spends the new Saturday taking your music requests and lobbying Jane for yet another zombie theme. Jane refuses because every Wednesday, there's a new theme and contest, and zombies are low in the rotation.Thursday, Feb. 56 pmVirtually SpeakingMarion Nestle, Goddard Prof of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health at NYU, discussing the politics of food.More info at http://virtuallyspeaking.ning.com/.Virtually Speaking7 pmDancing at the BoobyDJ PB spins the tunes at Leandrah's place.Blue-footed Booby Bar & Beach11 pmAlbum Cafe - Part 2 - Miles Davis, Kind of BlueSome say this is the best jazz album ever made. Others disagree. Let's have a listen and decide. Dano Bookmite hosting.If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.Cafe WellstoneFriday, Feb. 69amThe Rings: Homo Sapiens 2.0ROCK OPERA: Social Activism ShowdanceThe Rings -NMC Labs7:00 pmDancing Liberally - Love, Fear, and Loathing: A V-Day and and Anti-V-Day partyThere are basically three responses to "Will you be my valentine?" They are: "yes," laughter, "I'm getting a restraining order." For some, V-Day is a time to share one's love with another. For other's it's a great day to listen to the screams of cupids as you blow them away with your .44 Colt Python. No matter your perspective, this is the omly Valentine Party you need to attend. So join us at Jillan's place, The Hetstence Ranch. Muskrats Rocky and Jane will be spinning the best love and slaughering cupid songs, and Lindens will be given to those with the most approriate or inappropriate outfits.Hetstence RanchSaturday, Feb. 77 pmAlbum Release PartyWe asked and you answered! Fez Records went looking for your musical contributions for a downloadable album to raise money for Netroots Nation in Second Life and you came through. Now, its time to celebrate the release of "The Revolution Will Be Streamed"  - available now at Amazon.com and soon on iTunes. We are having an album release party on Saturday from 7 pm SLT with live performances from some of the people who contributed to the album, including podcasting king Caleb Bullen, professional conscience Billy Bob Neck and SL's own Klipe Wirefly. This is an event not to be missed! We will start off at 7 pm at the Netroot Nations Ballroom and play the whole 14 track album from about 8 pm SLT and then keep the party going all night long.Netroot Nations Ballroom Sunday, [...]



Pastor Dan's Good Friday w/o Jan. 26

2009-01-27T07:04:06.204-08:00

Go here to learn how you can submit events for the schedule. (Email must have "calendar" in subject header")The Revolution Will Be StreamedNetroots Nation has a great fundraising album out. It features a number of Wellstoners and others we know from Second Life. You can here it on Cafe Wellstone all day, Monday, and buy it at Amazon. More info here.Quick LinksMon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat SunMonday, Jan. 266:00 pmBilly Bob Gets His Preach OnBilly Bob Neck will help you get rid of the satanic influence of the Godless digital world known as Secular Life with a live broadcast of Billy Bob Neck's Hour of Bein' (Digitally) Good. He'll be answering your questions about why you should stop shooting crack cocaine into your eyeball and follow the path of righteousness laid out in Leviticus written by God himself!Be there or be condemned in the fiery pit of Hell for all eternity!God is Love!Dancing afterward.Wellstone's Donkey Democratic Club7pm6 Degrees of Human Rights - DiscussionWhat really separates us from other people?  How are our goals in life so different than that of other individuals on this planet?  Really, we all want the same things; we want our families to be healthy and happy, we want to have enough to eat, and a roof over our head.  However, how some people define getting to this place is vastly differentSocial InjusticeTuesday, Jan. 276pmZath's Album Cafe - Spider" John Koerner and Willie Murphy--Running, Jumping, Standing Still"Do you feel like an outcast?  Like somehow your life has been miscast?"In 1967, Minnesota blues legends Koerner and Murphy collabarated to create a joyously unique, psychedelically-tinged folk-blues masterpiece, Running, Jumping, Standing Still.  Rescued from obscurity by a remastered 1994 anniversary edition with a bonus track, this classic still holds up 41 years after its initial release.  Come to the Cafe Wellstone to dance to this album plus DJ Zathras' usual eclectic mix.Cafe WellstoneWednesday, Jan. 286pmDeconstructing Conformation Bias - DiscussionHow can we be critical when looking into horizon of a new era? Regardless of hope, we must continue to stay critical of those in power.  A new administration does not mean we can just sit back and not be active in our future. Social Injustice7 pmDJ Rocky at the YakDJ Rocky spends the new Saturday taking your music requests and lobbying Jane for yet another zombie theme.  Jane refuses because every Wednesday, there's a new theme and contest, and zombies are low in the rotation.Thursday, Jan. 296 pmVirtually Speaking welcomes clammyc of DailyKosGuest host CS Kappler will talk politics with clammyc.More info at http://virtuallyspeaking.ning.com/.Virtually Speaking7 pmDancing at the BoobyDJ PB spins the tunes at Leandrah's place.Blue-footed Booby Bar & Beach11 pmAlbum Cafe - Part 2 - Marvin Gaye, "What's Going On"Every Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week I spin part 2 of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On".If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.Cafe WellstoneFriday, Jan. 309amIt's Friday at the Moose JawShini has decided to skip the music this week and spin some old comedy. The economy and Iraq..Not funny! But this week, Morey Amsterdam and Bob Newhart…they are funny! Get your giggles on and join us. For those who don’t know Morey, check wiki out with the below link. I will be playing this album Mixed up stories for Smart Kids, my all time favorite children’s album, and now, and extremely rare album to even locate. It took 3 years for me to find, and was discovered in a collection of albums an old English gentleman had, rotting away in his York apartment.So come on down. This will be the last show for a little while sadly as I am going out of town the following week.The Moose Jaw6pmMeet the Bloggers -- Pastor Dan of dKos's Street[...]



Inauguration Celebration w/o Jan. 19

2009-01-18T23:50:50.888-08:00

Go here to learn how you can submit events for the schedule. (Email must have "calendar" in subject header")Netroots NationQuick LinksMon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat SunMonday, Jan. 126:00 pmBilly Bob Gets His Preach OnBilly Bob Neck will help you get rid of the satanic influence of the Godless digital world known as Secular Life with a live broadcast of Billy Bob Neck's Hour of Bein' (Digitally) Good. He'll be answering your questions about why you should stop shooting crack cocaine into your eyeball and follow the path of righteousness laid out in Leviticus written by God himself!Be there or be condemned in the fiery pit of Hell for all eternity!God is Love!Dancing afterward.Wellstone's Donkey Democratic ClubTuesday, Jan. 13ALL DayInaugration CelebrationNetroots Nation in Second Life is celebrating the historic inauguration of Barak Obama.  Join us on Netroots Island as we mark this historic event in American history, honor those  who helped make it happen, and celebrate the victory of hope.Schedule of Events - all times listed are PST/SLT8 am - 1pm: Live streaming of Inaugural eventsNetroots Main Arena - SLURLNetroots Annex Arena - SLURL1pm - 6 pm: Live music from some of Second Lifeʼs best performersNetroots Main Ballroom -  SLURL1pm: BlindBoink Parham2pm: Pillowfish3pm: Buckly Moonwall4pm: kelvinblue Oh5pm: MichelleD Ecksol6pm - late: party at any of 3 inaugural balls on the Netroots islandsRed, White, and Blue Formal Ball - SLURLAmericana Ball - Blues, Americana, Country music - SLURLUSA Rave - Techno, hip-hop, 80sIn addition to the streaming and music, we will have art displays and information about President-elect Obama throughout Netroots Islands.updates: http://www.nninsl.org/Wednesday, Jan. 147 pmThe Undead that will not leaveSure, Bush left the White House and is momentarily in Texas.  However, in a secret undisclosed location....Dick Cheney lurks, scowling, vowing revenge on an America that won't have him to kick around any more.  Time to festoon yourselves with garlic, hunting rifles, silver bullets, vampire outfits....anything you think that will get Dick to get out of the crypt and go home ffs.  DJ Rocky takes your requests and the contest is "Best Dick Repellent."  Govern yourselves accordinly.The Lonely Yak RoadhouseThursday, Jan. 156 pmVirtually Speaking welcomes Delia LakeWe will discuss sustainable environmental solutions, in the context of The Sustainable Enterprise Field Book, More info at http://virtuallyspeaking.ning.com/.Virtually Speaking7 pmDancing at the BoobyDJ PB spins the tunes at Leandrah's place.Blue-footed Booby Bar & Beach11 pmAlbum Cafe - Marvin Gaye, "What's Going On"Every Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week I spin the Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" soundtrack.If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.Cafe WellstoneFriday, Jan. 169amIt's Friday at the Moose JawWhere are you? Come on down to the Moose Jaw and hear Shini spinCeltic/Irish and Maritime Music. Bring a beer..better yet..whiskey andkick off the new Obama era with a bang. By the end of this weekendno one will be sober.The Moose Jaw7:00 pmDancing Liberally - Biding BerlusconiW's smarter Austrailian brother was the first to go. Then it was his poodle, Tony, and now W, himself. Who's next? I'm hoping it's his even smarter brother, Silvio. Join us at Witchy's Piazza Dance Floor and we'll discuss as we dance to  the music of deejays Jane and Rocky. Lindens awarded for best Italian themed outfit. Witchy Piazza Dance FloorSaturday, Jan. 172pmFieldtrip to RMB CityIs this site created by a group of Chinese Artist a nationalistic tribute to the Chinese system of government or is it a comment on the Chinese Kleptocracy?Meet at the Cafe and TP from there.Cafe Wellstone7 pmSaturday Night at the[...]



Inauguration Day in SL

2009-01-17T10:58:22.568-08:00

Itʼs the dawning of a new day and weʼre throwing a party! Netroots Nation in Second Life is celebrating the historic inauguration of Barak Obama.  Join us on Netroots Island as we mark this historic event in American history, honor those  who helped make it happen, and celebrate the victory of hope. Schedule of Events - all times listed are PST/SLT 8 am - 1pm: Live streaming of Inaugural events Netroots Main Arena - SLURL Netroots Annex Arena - SLURL 1pm - 6 pm: Live music from some of Second Lifeʼs best performers Netroots Main Ballroom -  SLURL 1pm: BlindBoink Parham 2pm: Pillowfish 3pm: Buckly Moonwall 4pm: kelvinblue Oh 5pm: MichelleD Ecksol 6pm - late: party at any of 3 inaugural balls on the Netroots islands Red, White, and Blue Formal Ball - SLURL Americana Ball - Blues, Americana, Country music - SLURL USA Rave - Techno, hip-hop, 80s In addition to the streaming and music, we will have art displays and information about President-elect Obama throughout Netroots Islands.updates: http://www.nninsl.org/[...]



Almost Gone! w/o Jan 12

2009-01-12T18:04:17.397-08:00

Go here to learn how you can submit events for the schedule. (Email must have "calendar" in subject header")Mark your CalendarsOn January 20, 2009 we're having an all day Inauguration Party to celebrate the historic inauguration of Barak Obama. We will send out more details as we get closer.Netroots NationQuick LinksMon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat SunMonday, Jan. 126:00 pmBilly Bob Gets His Preach OnBilly Bob Neck will help you get rid of the satanic influence of the Godless digital world known as Secular Life with a live broadcast of Billy Bob Neck's Hour of Bein' (Digitally) Good. He'll be answering your questions about why you should stop shooting crack cocaine into your eyeball and follow the path of righteousness laid out in Leviticus written by God himself!Be there or be condemned in the fiery pit of Hell for all eternity!God is Love!Dancing afterward.Wellstone's Donkey Democratic Club7:00 pmAn extreme act of forgivenessHow do we learn to forgive with all kinds of ugly in the world?  How does forgiveness assist social justice?Social InjusticeTuesday, Jan. 135 pmLaughing Liberally: Live at Commonwealth!Streamed in from New York City. All are welcome. If you do not live in a LL city, this is especially the place for you. Come and help make this a regular event.Commonwealth6 pmZath's Album Cafe - Queen, A Night at the OperaAt turns bombastic and delicate, loud and lyrical, Queen's 1975 hard rock masterpiece, A Night at the Opera, was at the time the most expensive album ever produced--the poster child for 1970s rock excess.  But if you join DJ Zathras and the gang at the Books for Soldiers Social Club for this classic album, you just might end up agreeing that it's also one of rock's all-time best.  More tunes and dancing follow the album.Tonight's Album Cafe and Party will be held at Books for Soldiers Social Club, a meeting place for deployed soldiers to meet up with friends and family that are still back home.  BFS is the Second Life presence of the RL non-profit organization Books for Soldiers, which collects and sends books to deployed military personnel.  More information about how you can help is at http://booksforsoldiers.comBooks For Soldiers Social ClubWednesday, Jan. 146:00 pmSocial Justice Discussion- God and War…Notice how I did not say God of War.  We always talk about whether or not God backs war, and if he does is he on a particular side?  Ironically, when we look throughout history we can see two certainties.  The first is that hate destroys and takes.  The second is that love creates and is quite productive.  When we see this contrast, for those who believe in God, wouldn't it be assumed that since God is the creator God is then love.   Would love back a war?Social Injustice7 pmZombies at the YakIf DJ Rocky had his way, every night would be zombie night, which wouldn't be a bad thing because there's no Muskrat Love, no how, in zombie-land.  On the other hand, how many brains can a guy eat before Jane puts down her foot and says, you're on a diet, mister!   So dress as your favourite ghoulie and head on over for the all-request undeadtacular zombie night!  Prizes.The Lonely Yak RoadhouseThursday, Jan. 157 pmDancing at the BoobyDJ PB spins the tunes at Leandrah's place.Blue-footed Booby Bar & Beach11 pmAlbum Cafe - "O Brother Where Art Thou" SoundtrackEvery Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week I spin the "O Brother Where Art Thou" soundtrack.The Rev, follows it up with a showing of the movie on Sunday.If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.Cafe WellstoneFriday, Jan. 169amBreakfast at the Moose JawJoin Shini at the Moose Jaw for some morning toe tapping music to start off your weekend.Cajun is on tap a[...]



Weblog awards

2009-01-08T18:39:53.753-08:00

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Wellstoners Up For Awards (Supporting Our Own)

Please support your fellow Wellstoners by voting EVERY DAY.

OMG! I missed Stormbear's strip A Town Called Dobson in the Best Comic strip category!
Vote! Vote! Vote! for A Town Called Dobson.

Avedon Andel's (Avedon Carol) blog The Sideshow is up for Best Midsize Blog.

Bluegal Indigo (Blue Gal) is up for Best Liberal Blog.

My blog, Jesus's General, is up for Best Very Large Blog.

About 300 of you post at Daily Kos. Kos is up for Best Political Coverage.

Remember to vote every day.



Back to Work (w/o Jan. 5)

2009-01-04T20:31:21.016-08:00

Go here to learn how you can submit events for the schedule. (Email must have "calendar" in subject header")Know a musician? Help NN-SLNN-SL officially seeking donations of MP3 recordings of original songs from any and all musicians for use as part of a collection to be sold on Second Life and possibly itunes as a fundraiser for Netroots Nation in Second Life. Email submissions to rev.paperboy@gmail.com. We need an MP3 and a brief amount of artist info - a couple of sentences is enough- and we need it ASAP in order to get things put together in time for the inauguration. Not all submissions will necessarily end up in the collection, but the Rev will listen to everything sent in and try to whittle it down to a manageable dozen or so tunes.Quick LinksMon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat SunMonday, Jan. 56:00 pmBilly Bob Gets His Preach OnNew at the Donkey! Billy Bob Neck will help you get rid of the satanic influence of the Godless digital world known as Secular Life with a live broadcast of Billy Bob Neck's Hour of Bein' (Digitally) Good. He'll be answering your questions about why you should stop shooting crack cocaine into your eyeball and follow the path of righteousness laid out in Leviticus written by God himself!Be there or be condemned in the fiery pit of Hell for all eternity!God is Love!Dancing afterward.Wellstone's Donkey Democratic Club7:00 pmSocial Justice Discussion- Global Warming & PeopleWhat is going on?  How does the way we treat our planet reflect on those within our human spear who are doing the least amount of damage?  Who should flip the bill for cleaning up pollution?   Social InjusticeTuesday, Jan. 65 pmLaughing Liberally: Live at Commonwealth!Streamed in from New York City. All are welcome. If you do not live in a LL city, this is especially the place for you. Come and help make this a regular event.Commonwealth6 pmZath's Album Cafe - Claude Bolling & Jean-Pierre Rampal, Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano TrioIt's jazz and ice skating this Tuesday, as guest DJ Hypatia takes the decks to spin Bolling and Rampal's landmark 1975 work of jazz-classical fusion, followed by a mix of some of her favorite jazz.Tubwayhun Ice DomeWednesday, Jan. 76:00 pmSocial Justice Discussion- Supporting Peace MovementsFrom Gandhi to MLK!  What are the peace movements which have shaped pacifist thoughts and actions?  How can we incorporate peaceful change?Social Injustice7 pmJanuary Luau at the YakLord knows we need warmth, so DJ Rocky is heating the yak up with summer tunes!  Contests for best summer clothing and exposed realistic white flaky winter skin.  He promises that Don Ho has never sung Muskrat Love.  Yet.The Lonely Yak RoadhouseThursday, Jan. 86 pmVirtually Speaking - James Fallows, The AtlanticJames Fallows will stop by to discuss his new book, Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports From China and the "War on Terrorism."Buy his book, Postcards from Tomorrow Square, from Jackson Street Books (Wellstoners Dano and Bookem)Virtually Speaking7 pmDancing at the BoobyDJ PB spins the tunes at Leandrah's place.Blue-footed Booby Bar & Beach11 pmAlbum Cafe - Stevie Ray Vaughan, "Texas Flood"Every Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week I spin Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's electric blues classic, "Texas Flood"If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.Cafe WellstoneFriday, Jan. 87:00 pmDancing Liberally - The Final FrontierForty years ago today, Surveyor 7, the last of America's unmanned lunar probes, landed on the Moon. Today, NASA is led by an Bush apparatchik who seems more concerned with handing out cash to contractors and reviewing presentations by  agency scientists[...]



Happy Holidays

2008-12-21T23:01:15.222-08:00

Go here to learn how you can submit events for the schedule. (Email must have "calendar" in subject header")Know a musician? Help NN-SLNN-SL officially seeking donations of MP3 recordings of original songs from any and all musicians for use as part of a collection to be sold on Second Life and possibly itunes as a fundraiser for Netroots Nation in Second Life. Email submissions to rev.paperboy@gmail.com. We need an MP3 and a brief amount of artist info - a couple of sentences is enough- and we need it ASAP in order to get things put together in time for the inauguration. Not all submissions will necessarily end up in the collection, but the Rev will listen to everything sent in and try to whittle it down to a manageable dozen or so tunes.Quick LinksMon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat SunMonday, Dec. 226:00 pmSocial Justice Discussion- Sensible Food Production in a Growing WorldFrom raw product to the dinner table we continue to face issues related to pollution, globalization, GM foods, and of course COST!!!  When we look at the issues and liabilities of modern food production, what are the most sensible solutions?Social Injustice6:00 pmBilly Bob Gets His Preachin' OnNew at the Donkey! Billy Bob Neck will help you get rid of the satanic influence of the Godless digital world known as Secular Life with a live broadcast of Billy Bob Neck's Hour of Bein' (Digitally) Good. He'll be answering your questions about why you should stop shooting crack cocaine into your eyeball and follow the path of righteousness laid out in Leviticus written by God himself!Be there or be condemned in the fiery pit of Hell for all eternity!God is Love!Dancing afterward.Wellstone's Donkey Democratic Club7 pmChaunkah party at Neffs....Nefferkitti invites one and all to her home to celebrate Chanukah!  We promise at least one version of Dreidl Dreidl Dreidl as Billybob's lie-beral cousin Rodolpho spins the tunes!Neff'sTuesday, Dec. 235 pmLaughing Liberally: Live at Commonwealth!Streamed in from New York City. All are welcome. If you do not live in a LL city, this is especially the place for you. Come and help make this a regular event.Commonwealth6 pmZath's Album Cafe and Steampunk Holiday Skating Party - Sarah McLachlan, Wintersong  Forget the War on Christmas; DJ Zathras wants a War on Christmas Music--the bad stuff, anyway.  You know, the treacly garbage that drizzles out of the PA at Walmart starting just after Halloween.  That's what makes Wintersong such a joy--it's impeccable, emotive seasonal music that doesn't beat you over the head every minute with the fact that you're listening to Christmas music.  So take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations and skate the night away to this delightful album, plus a mix of Zath's holiday favorites from throughout the years! Free Skates and other steampunk-themed goodies (don't miss Hypatia's latest creation, the amazing, steam-powered Skål's Glögg-O-Matic) will be available at Zath and Hyp's winter wonderland in the sky!Tubwayhun Ice DomeWednesday, Dec. 247 pmA Rockin' Rocky Christmas EveIt's Christmas Eve, and DJ "Santa" Rocky will be on hand with his Christmas spirit(s) to take your requests and play great seasonal tunes!The Lonely Yak RoadhouseThursday, Dec. 257 pmChristmas stories at the Red ZeppelinThe RevPaperboy Boozehound brings you seasonal stories by Dylan Thomas, William Burroughs, Paul Auster, Steve Martin and others. The perfect way to wind down from your holidaze. Blue-Footed Booby11 pmAlbum Cafe - Nirvana, "Nevermind"Every Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week I spin Danny Nirvana's "Nevermind"If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite a[...]



Inauguration Coundown Week (w/o Dec. 15)

2008-12-15T21:53:03.388-08:00

Go here to learn how you can submit events for the schedule. (Email must have "calendar" in subject header")Member MusicWellstoner Klipe Wirefly's band. Quick LinksMon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat SunMonday, Dec. 156:00 pmSocial Justice Discussion- A Flawed System of GovernmentWhat do we do with flawed systems?  Do we start over from scratch or do we attempt to restructure the old system?Social Injustice7:00 pmBilly Bob Gets His Preachin' OnNew at the Donkey! Billy Bob Neck will help you get rid of the satanic influence of the Godless digital world known as Secular Life with a live broadcast of Billy Bob Neck's Hour of Bein' (Digitally) Good. He'll be answering your questions about why you should stop shooting crack cocaine into your eyeball and follow the path of righteousness laid out in Leviticus written by God himself!Be there or be condemned in the fiery pit of Hell for all eternity!God is Love!Dancing afterward.Wellstone's Donkey Democratic ClubTuesday, Dec. 165 pmLaughing Liberally: Live at Commonwealth!Streamed in from New York City. All are welcome. If you do not live in a LL city, this is especially the place for you. Come and help make this a regular event.Commonwealth6 pmZath's Album Cafe - Decemberists, "Picaresque"Literate, nerdy, funny, and musically ambitious, Picaresque, the 2005 album from Portland, Oregon's baroque pop band the Decemberists is this week's selection at Zath's Album Cafe.  Join DJ Zathras and the gang at the Cafe Wellstone.More dancing after the album.Cafe WellstoneWednesday, Dec. 176 pmDiscussion - Sensible Food Production in a Growing WorldFrom raw product to the dinner table we continue to face issues relatedOf pollution, globalization, GM foods, and of course COST!!!  When we look at the issues and liabilities of modern food production, what are the most sensible solutions???Social Injustice7 pmSanta Rocky rocks the HouseI'ts a week before Christmas and you know you can't stand the stores any more....so on the new Saturday, Santa Rocky rocks the House and takes your requests....there'll be some good Xmas tunes, plenty of non-Christmas music for those who promise to go postal if they ever hear Bing Crosby again.  And contests...there'll be contests!The Lonely Yak RoadhouseThursday, Dec. 187 pmDancing at the new BoobyDJ PB spins the groove at Leandrah's new placeBlue-Footed Booby7 pmREPUBLICAN SOCCER!!!!Let's dress in our best BLUE & RED, enjoy some good music, and mess with the WORLD!!!! We will divide up into teams, but please remember there are no RULES!!!!Social Injustice11 pmAlbum Cafe - Danny O'Keefe, "Breezy Stories"Every Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week Dano spins Danny O'Keefe's "Breezy Stories"If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.Cafe WellstoneFriday, Dec. 197:00 pmDancing Liberally - Winter WonderlandBaby, it's cold outside, but Dubya, Dick, and the rest of the looters are going to be way out in the cold in a few short weeks. So throw on your warmest clothes and join us at Cafe Wellstone for a bit of discussion, dancing, and so much burnin' fun it could melt Grover Norquist's ice-cold heart (if he has one). DJs Jane and Rocky will be spinning the bytes, and lindens will be awarded for the best Winter-themed outfits.Cafe WellstoneSaturday, Dec. 208amBreakfast with the issues! (discussion)Bring your news, your articles, and your own coffee as we are poor and cheap as hell.Social Injustice7:00 pm Rocking the Netroots NationSaturday, December 20th is an all day music marathon at the Netroots Nation ballroom to raise funds for the Inaugural bash and for our other upcoming Netro[...]



Human Rights Week in SL

2008-12-12T17:36:52.937-08:00

Go here to learn how you can submit events for the schedule. (Email must have "calendar" in subject header")Quick LinksMon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat SunMonday, Dec. 86:00 pmSocial Justice Discussion- Understanding Forgiveness in Relation to Social ChangeHow do we start to forgive ourselves as well as others for infractions within the social system?   How does that relate to creating change?  It is a little more than "Give Peace a Chance."Warning: Discussions can get heatedSocial Injustice7:00 pmBilly Bob Gets His Preachin' OnNew at the Donkey! Billy Bob Neck will help you get rid of the satanic influence of the Godless digital world known as Secular Life with a live broadcast of Billy Bob Neck's Hour of Bein' (Digitally) Good. He'll be answering your questions about why you should stop shooting crack cocaine into your eyeball and follow the path of righteousness laid out in Leviticus written by God himself!Be there or be condemned in the fiery pit of Hell for all eternity!God is Love!Wellstone's Donkey Democratic ClubTuesday, Dec. 95 pmDiscussion Group and Activities Facilitators for Social JusticeWe may be talking about you!!!!  The Social Justice group will be meeting looking for new possible group facilitators.  If you have an idea for group or a fun activity you would like to run, please come.  If you cannot make it please send UndoneChaos Enoch a note card with information about what you would like to do along with at least three different dates or times which you could run this group or activity!!!Warning: Discussions can get heatedSocial Injustice6 pmZath's Album Cafe - Uncle Tupelo, "No Depression"Before Wilco, before Son Volt, before alt.country, there was Uncle Tupelo.  No Depression, the album that spawned a movement, sparkles with the creative tension of standing with one booted foot firmly in the punk rock of the band's origins, and the other just as firmly in the twangy, roots-driven jangle that Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar would pursue with those two later bands after Tupelo's breakup.  Come to the Cafe Wellstone as DJ Zathras spins one of the foundational albums of Insurgent Country.Cafe WellstoneWednesday, Dec. 10All Day, beginning at 9amHuman Rights FestivalDecember 10 through 15, 2008  Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Signing of the  Declaration of Human Rights by the United NationsSecond Life will be part of this world-wide celebration with an extraordinary six day line up of events, including Live Music, Art & Photo Exhibits, Discussion and Education events, Theatre, Poetry Slams, and Machinima presentations. Special builds on a number of participating sims are being constructed to showcase these events. This is BIG! Pick up your personal travel HUD at Cafe Wellstone...just right click the poster next to the dance floor. This HUD will show you each event and offer tp to get you there easily. Organisations participating include Amnesty International, Peace Train, Uthango, Non Profit Commons, and White Ribbon. The terrific live music events include Wellstone's own Russell Eponym on the 10th at 2pm.Complete schedule and LM HUD available from vendors at Cafe Wellstone.5 pmDiscussion - The Social Justice Instigator!Talk, is cheep, but action takes a lot of courage. What are the tricks to actually having the courage to voice a social wrong?   What does it take to sit in the front of the bus???Warning: Discussions can get heatedSocial Injustice6 pmRussell Live at the Yak! Wellstoner Russell Eponym (Russell Taylor Ashby) has been playing guitar and singing almost all his life. He truly believes that when it comes to music, a person never stops learning and disc[...]



Recovering Liberally w/o Dec 1

2008-11-30T20:11:00.108-08:00

Go here to learn how you can submit events for the schedule. (Email must have "calendar" in subject header")Member's MusicFour songs from Wellstoner Idella Quandry (Alicia Morgan) and one from her husband, David. Alicia is also an incredible writer who blogs at Last Left Turn Before Hooterville and is the author of the book, The Price of Right Quick LinksMon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat SunMonday, Dec. 16:00 pmSocial Justice Discussion- Local Poverty PowerWe have this tendency to look at the big picture and get a little overwhelmed at the issues of the world. This may make us forget about the things that we can do locally in order to increase or personal voice as well the voice of the group for which we belong.Social Injustice7:00 pmBilly Bob Gets His Preachin' OnNew at the Donkey! Billy Bob Neck will help you get rid of the satanic influence of the Godless digital world known as Secular Life with a live broadcast of Billy Bob Neck's Hour of Bein' (Digitally) Good. He'll be answering your questions about why you should stop shooting crack cocaine into your eyeball and follow the path of righteousness laid out in Leviticus written by God himself!Be there or be condemned in the fiery pit of Hell for all eternity!God is Love!Wellstone's Donkey Democratic ClubTuesday, Dec. 26 pmZath's Album Cafe - Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul, Men Without Women!It's Soul Night at Zath's Album Cafe!With his 1982 solo debut, Men Without Women, long-time Springsteen guitarist Steve Van Zandt wore his Stax/Volt and blue-eyed soul influences on his sleeve, enlisting the Asbury Jukes' horn section and two original Rascals (and, incongrously, the bass player from the Plasmatics).  After spinning this classic Jersey Shore album, DJ Zathras will continue with classic soul from the 60s and 70s and soul-tinged rock and pop, so bring your dancing shoes to the Cafe Wellstone for a night of soul music, and be ready to request your favorites!Cafe WellstoneWednesday, Dec. 36 pmRussell Live at the Yak! Wellstoner Russell Eponym (Russell Taylor Ashby) has been playing guitar and singing almost all his life. He truly believes that when it comes to music, a person never stops learning and discovering new horizons.In addition to performing his own work, he sings a multitude of songs by well-known artists such as Dylan, Donovan, Tracy Chapman and Ralph McTell.His versatile and accomplished guitar playing and his ability with mandolin, banjo and harmonica create a gig that you simply don't want to miss. Russell's unique sound is characterized by his meticulous fingerpicking style, his soft, lulling voice, and charming British stage presence.The Lonely Yak Roadhouse7 pmDJ Rocky's Rockin' Day-Off! Wednesday's is new saturday and DJ Rocky will be loud and proud as he takes all your requests.The Lonely Yak RoadhouseThursday, Dec. 47 pmThe Art of Complicating and Owning Right Wing Religious Dogma (Discussion)We hear about it all the time. Groups and individuals who have the market cornered on religion and morality. What kind of problems does this lead to within a society?Social Injustice8 pmMystery DJ at the CafeDancing at the CafeCafe Wellstone11 pmAlbum Cafe - Tom Petty, Full Moon FeverEvery Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week RevPaperboy Boozehound spins Tom Petty's 1989 jangley rootsrock masterpiece Full Moon Fever.If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.Cafe WellstoneFriday, Dec. 57:00 pmDancing Liberally - What would Brian Boitano doSkate party at Jillan's. Free skates, and plenty of room to dance, for tho[...]



A Passively Progressive Thanksgiving

2008-11-30T16:44:36.585-08:00

Go here to learn how you can submit events for the schedule. (Email must have "calendar" in subject header")Member's MusicFour songs from Wellstoner Idella Quandry (Alicia Morgan) and one from her husband, David. Alicia is also an incredible writer who blogs at Last Left Turn Before Hooterville and is the author of the book, The Price of Right Quick LinksMon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat SunMonday, Dec. 16:00 pmSocial Justice Discussion- Local Poverty PowerWe have this tendency to look at the big picture and get a little overwhelmed at the issues of the world.  This may make us forget about the things that we can do locally in order to increase or personal voice as well the voice of the group for which we belong.Social Injustice7:00 pmBilly Bob Gets His Preachin' OnNew at the Donkey!  Billy Bob Neck will help you get rid of the satanic influence of the Godless digital world known as Secular Life with a live broadcast of Billy Bob Neck's Hour of Bein' (Digitally) Good.  He'll be answering your questions about why you should stop shooting crack cocaine into your eyeball and follow the path of righteousness laid out in Leviticus written by God himself!Be there or be condemned in the fiery pit of Hell for all eternity!God is Love!Wellstone's Donkey Democratic ClubTuesday, Dec. 26 pmZath's Album Cafe - Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, Men Without WomenThis week, Zath brings us Men Without Women by Springsteen sideman and Sopranos underboss Steven Van Zandt and his band,  Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul.Cafe WellstoneWednesday, Dec. 36 pmRussell Live at the Yak! Wellstoner Russell Eponym (Russell Taylor Ashby) has been playing guitar and singing almost all his life. He truly believes that when it comes to music, a person never stops learning and discovering new horizons.In addition to performing his own work, he sings a multitude of songs by well-known artists such as Dylan, Donovan, Tracy Chapman and Ralph McTell.His versatile and accomplished guitar playing and his ability with mandolin, banjo and harmonica create a gig that you simply don't want to miss. Russell's unique sound is characterized by his meticulous fingerpicking style, his soft, lulling voice, and charming British stage presence.The Lonely Yak Roadhouse7 pmDJ Rocky's Rockin' Day-Off! Wednesday's is new saturday and DJ Rocky will be loud and proud as he takes all your requests.  The Lonely Yak RoadhouseThursday,   Dec. 47 pmThe Art of Complicating and Owning Right Wing Religious Dogma (Discussion)We hear about it all the time.  Groups and individuals who have the market cornered on religion and morality.  What kind of problems does this lead to within a society?Social Injustice8 pmMystery DJ at the CafeDancing at the CafeCafe Wellstone11 pmAlbum Cafe - Tom Petty, Full Moon FeverEvery Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week RevPaperboy Boozehound spins Tom Petty's 1989 jangley rootsrock masterpiece Full Moon Fever.If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.Cafe WellstoneFriday,  Dec. 57:00 pmDancing Liberally - What would Brian Boitano doSkate party at Jillan's. Free skates, and plenty of room to dance, for those with weak ankles.Jillan's HouseSaturday,   Dec. 69amBreakfast with the issues! (discussion)Bring your news, your articles, and your own coffee as we are poor and cheap as hell.Social Injustice7:00 pmNikolaustag!It's DJ Serenity's last night to pinkify us before her trip, and she's blasting off with a traditional German Christmas holiday.  So don your red and[...]



A very pink, but manly and Spartan, kind of week

2008-11-20T19:23:26.717-08:00

Go here to learn how you can submit events for the schedule. (Email must have "calendar" in subject header")Quick LinksMon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat SunMonday, Nov. 177:00 pmManufactured Consent (discussion)Is what we want as far as good and services simply a product of a consumer driven economy and not actually what we want.  Social InjusticeTuesday, Nov. 186 pmZath's Album Cafe - Joe Jackson, Look Sharp!British pop chameleon Joe Jackson's 1979 debut album, Look Sharp!, may quite rightfully be #22 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Album Covers of All Time, but that's nothing compared to what was inside the sleeve.  So come do the Instant Mash at the Cafe Wellstone as DJ Zathras spins Jackson's deceptively simple New Wave groove.  The Second British Invasion was seldom more danceable.Cafe WellstoneWednesday, Nov. 197 pmDJ Rocky and All-Wequest Wednesday! 7 pm DJ Rocky and All-Wequest Wednesday!   Since Wednesday is the new Saturday for DJ Rocky, he's going to spin the tunes until he drops.  Russell's got another long standing engagement at 6 pm....The Titanic!....but we expect him back next weekThe Lonely Yak Roadhouse7:00 pmTwo-Dimensional Poverty (Discussion)What is our image of poverty at home and abroad and how does that effect how we feel about it.  Does it make us seek solutions or feel helpless?Social InjusticeThursday, Nov. 207 pmFortress-warming Party at the Fortress of Pinkitude (Finally!)Serenity, S.P.T., and His Royal Pinkness Randall invite you to dance on their lawn amidst flowers and trees to celebrate their little piece of paradise. The event will double as a memorial service for one of our most beloved SL friends, our friend Ruth! There will be game(s), and DJ Serenity will spin the zeros and ones.The Fortress of Pinkitude11 pmAlbum Cafe - A Doors Double Header (The Doors & LA Woman)Every Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week, I'm hosting two albums by The Doors, LA Woman and The Doors.If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.Cafe WellstoneFriday, Nov. 212:00 pmSpartan-Style Wrestling with Ron SkytowerIn an effort to treat Ron Skytower and the SL Republicans with all the seriousness they deserve, I've  challenged Skytower  to allow me to honor him as only one cultural warrior may honor another cultural warrior. That is to say, wrestling in the manner of the ancient warriors of Sparta, naked and oiled. Yes, we shall grapple, oiled flesh meeting oiled flesh, until one of us achieves victory by driving his hard spear of manhood deep into the other's dark cave of shame. And we will discuss politics and raise money for Books for Soldiers (this event is not endorsed by Books for Soldiers) while we are at it.I'll also be DJing and playing the best of Barry White to put us all in that cultural warrior mood.Wellstone's Donkey Democratic Club7:00 pmDancing Liberally - War On Christmas It's that time of year again. I've been receiving War Against christmas alerts since before Halloween. It's a shame. The War on Christmas starts earlier and earlier every year. Let's mark the occasion by dressing up in our best holiday gear (any holiday), discussing the day's events,  and dancing to the best tunes DJs Jane and Rocky have to offer. Lindens awarded for best outfits.Cafe WellstoneSaturday, Nov. 228amChange (discussion)What the hell are you doing for change other then buying free trade coffee!Social Injustice2pmAuthor Alicia Morgan at Jackson Street BooksWellstoner Idella Quandry (Alicia Morgan) reads and discusses The Price of [...]



Thinking Liberally w/o Nov. 4

2008-11-12T12:22:03.493-08:00

Go here to learn how you can submit events for the schedule. (Email must have "calendar" in subject header")Quick LinksMon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat SunA few words about irrelevanceAspiring Free-Republic-grade intellectual and SL Republican celebrity Ron Skytower sent me the following:General - I was interested to read the various comments posted on your website about our debate. I do have to say that I'm astonished that most [That would be "all," Ron] of them seem to think that you won somehow! That is simply not the case [OK, Ron. I'm glad you cleared that up]... Would you like to do a rematch? I'll leave it to you all to decide who won the debate. Inasmuch as I had no time to prepare, my delivery was not as polished as Skytower's, but I think I pretty much tore Ron a new one. Like I said, you decide--if you can stomach Ron's long, tedious attempts to conflate liberalism with communism (complete with photos of Marx) and his assertions that Obama will make Miami look like Havana or Pyongyang (again with photos).Don't wait to hear another debate, because there won't be one. There's no point to debating Ron and the rest of the lunatic fringe. Their rantings about Marxism, "islamofascism," "unAmericanism," "treason" and laissez faire economics are irrelevant to any serious political discussion in this country. Overton's window has shifted to the rational part of the political spectrum, where the reason-based community resides. The discussion is now between liberals and the so-called "centrists." Arguing with people who think Obama is a secret Muslim communist and the Earth is only 6000 years old is pointless. It's like debating a small child or more accurately, a male labrador retriever. No matter what you say, he'll continue to hump your leg, knowing with certainty that if he just humps long enough, your shoes will bear puppies. All you get out of it is a sticky leg.OngoingOngoing, Now through November 14.Jazz & Art Festival, 2008Art is displayed 24/7; specific jazz concerts at various times. Schedule available at Orchard HallKerupa Flow is one of five featured Japanese Artists exhibiting their works in the 2008 Jazz & Art Festival, taking place at 9 unique venues in 4 Japanese Owned SIMS from now until November 14. Billed as the "Greatest Ever Musical Event in SL Japan!", Kerupa's work is especially well-suited for her venue - Halcyon: The Secret Garden.Kerupa Flow - Japanese Artist's work now available for view at Halcyon: The Secret Garden. The Secret Garden is a gorgeous venue; a wonderful place to wander, explore and find beauty in your surroundings.Orchard Hall, The Secret Garden and Other VenuesMonday, Nov. 10Some of us danced at the Yak.Tuesday, Nov. 116 pmZath's Album CafeIf nothing else good came out of the Resident's ignominious eight-year tenure, at least we have 2004's brilliant, anti-Bush, anti-war rock opera from Green Day, American Idiot. We were going to listen to this last Tuesday, but we were so busy celebrating Barack Obama's historic victory, we never got around to it! So join us at the Cafe Wellstone as DJ Zathras spins the album he has on "repeat" every election day.Cafe WellstoneWednesday, Nov. 124:00 pmSocial Injustice DiscussionLet’s discuss the election results and what we see as our post election world!Social Injustice6 pmDJ Rocky and All-Wequest Wednesday!   Since Wednesday is the new Saturday for DJ Rocky, he's going to spin the tunes until he drops.  Russell's in England, and Serenity will be playinng Saturdays!The Lonely Yak RoadhouseThursday, Nov. 137[...]



Thinking Liberally - ELECTION WEEK

2008-11-02T20:09:45.668-08:00

Go here to learn how you can submit events for the schedule. (Email must have "calendar" in subject header")Quick LinksMon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat SunOngoingOngoing, Now through November 14.Jazz & Art Festival, 2008Art is displayed 24/7; specific jazz concerts at various times. Schedule available at Orchard HallKerupa Flow is one of five featured Japanese Artists exhibiting their works in the 2008 Jazz & Art Festival, taking place at 9 unique venues in 4 Japanese Owned SIMS from now until November 14. Billed as the "Greatest Ever Musical Event in SL Japan!", Kerupa's work is especially well-suited for her venue - Halcyon: The Secret Garden.Kerupa Flow - Japanese Artist's work now available for view at Halcyon: The Secret Garden. The Secret Garden is a gorgeous venue; a wonderful place to wander, explore and find beauty in your surroundings.Orchard Hall, The Secret Garden and Other VenuesMonday, Nov. 34:00 pmNight Before the Election Tension Reliever!Hey, tonight just come and hang out!!!  We are not doing anything specific other then trying to get our heads away from the election.  Yes, the topic of election will indeed pop up, but let’s stick to business. Social InjusticeTuesday, Nov. 4 FINALLY!4:30 pmElection Night Victory Party!It' all over but the counting and will follow that in real-time at the Donkey on election night.We'll party in two adjoining parcels, one with streaming audio commentary from MSNBC and real-time results graphics and the other with dancing, results, and the DJ stylings of our own Zathrias.Zath's Album Cafe - Green Day, American Idiot If nothing else came good out of the Resident's ignominious eight-year tenure, at least we have 2004's brilliant, anti-Bush, anti-war rock opera from Green Day, American Idiot.  If you want to dance Election Night away to the beat of Republican dominoes falling, this is the place to do it, as DJ Zathras spins the album he has on "repeat" every election day.Be there or be an anti-social wreck of a human being, dammit.Wellstone's Donkey Democratic ClubWednesday, Nov. 54:00 pmSocial Injustice DiscussionLet’s discuss the election results and what we see as our post election world!Social Injustice6 pmRussell and Serenity at the Yak6 pm Russell Eponym live!7:30ish: DJ Serenity brings Pinkification to the YakThe Lonely Yak RoadhouseThursday, Nov. 67 pmDancing at The Mad HatterNickee's PlaceMad Hatter11 pmAlbum Cafe - Van Morrison's "Moondance"Every Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week, Rev. Paperboy hosts Van Morrison's "Moondance"If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.Cafe WellstoneFriday, Nov. 77:00 pmDancing Liberally at Shini's PlaceI'm in DC and Dancing Liberally is at Shini's place, Moosejaw.MoosejawSaturday, Nov. 87:00 pmFree at Last from Bush, O Lord, Free at Last!Celebrate the end of the Bush era with DJ Rocky as he plays all your freedom-loving requests!  Dick Cheney will be surly and morose....he refuses to believe he has to leave his undisclosed location for the Real World in short order.The Lonely Yak RoadhouseSunday, Nov.96amSECRETS OF SL ACTIVISM - FREE Teach-In Course, now listed as: NCI: EVENT ORGANISINGJoin us for 1 hour each week to learn new SL organizing skills to promote more SL activismAlternate Weeks: Focus on "Basic Organizing" and "Large Event Organizing"NCI2:00 pmTHE RINGS: AWESOME SL SHOWThen DISCUSSION of the Show, World Problems, and Solutions. This will be a facilitated discussion a[...]



Thinking Liberally w/o Oct. 27

2008-11-11T10:21:35.843-08:00

Go here to learn how you can submit events for the schedule. (Email must have "calendar" in subject header")Quick LinksMon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat SunAround the Thinking Liberally UniverseThe island owner who rented Witchy and I space for our Obama and dress shops suddenly decided to rebuild his island. I can't help but wonder if it was because he wasn't happy about the Obama Storefront--we went a few rounds over it. He's Swedish. I think he called me a bastard.Anyway we had to move. We are now here. Come get your Obama freebies.OngoingOngoing, Now through November 14.Jazz & Art Festival, 2008Art is displayed 24/7; specific jazz concerts at various times. Schedule available at Orchard HallKerupa Flow is one of five featured Japanese Artists exhibiting their works in the 2008 Jazz & Art Festival, taking place at 9 unique venues in 4 Japanese Owned SIMS from now until November 14. Billed as the "Greatest Ever Musical Event in SL Japan!", Kerupa's work is especially well-suited for her venue - Halcyon: The Secret Garden.Kerupa Flow - Japanese Artist's work now available for view at Halcyon: The Secret Garden. The Secret Garden is a gorgeous venue; a wonderful place to wander, explore and find beauty in your surroundings.Orchard Hall, The Secret Garden and Other VenuesMonday, Oct. 274:00 pmSocial Injustice Discussion (unconfirmed)These are usually weekly. This is the last time I will post this without confirmation.Social InjusticeTuesday, Oct. 286:00 pmZath's Album Cafe - KT Tunstall, "Drastic Fantastic"Hailed last year as "a folk-rock goddess" by Rolling Stone, Scottish singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist KT Tunstall burst onto the UK music scene in with a stunning solo performance as a last-minute replacement act on the BBC's venerable "Later With Jools Holland" in 2004, and onto the US scene with the unlikely placement of "Suddenly I See"--a song about Patti Smith--on the soundtrack of The Devil Wears Prada.  Join us at the Cafe Wellstone as DJ Zathras spins KT's 2007 release, Drastic Fantastic, which showcases her growing confidence as a songwriter and performer.Cafe WellstoneWednesday, Oct. 294:00 pmSocial Injustice Discussion (unconfirmed)These are usually weekly. This is the last time I will post this without confirmation..Social Injustice6 pmRussell and Serenity at the Yak6 pm Russell Eponym live!7:30ish: DJ Serenity brings Pinkification to the YakThe Lonely Yak RoadhouseThursday, Oct. 307 pmDancing at PB's Tiny Club in the SkyCome support that top-hatted man from the newest blue state.DJ PB's Tiny Club in the Sky7 pmGhoularchy 2008Join us on Halloween eve as we travel throughout Second Life, looking for the scariest and most terrifying spots on the SL grid that AREN'T dedicated to John McCain.  Join us at Jillan's house for haunted tour directions.  Zombie costumes will be provided.Jillan's Place11 pmAlbum Cafe - Supertramp, " Breakfast in America"Photobucket" align="left" border="0" vspace="5" hspace="15">Every Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week, I'm hosting Supertramp's "Breakfast in America." (Rescheduled from last week when my server was down)If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.Cafe WellstoneFriday, Oct 317:00 pmDancing Liberally - Witches, Warlocks, Sorcerers, and Prayer Warriors It's Halloween and you know Sarah Palin and her Prayer Warriors are hunkered down praying that Obama loses his teeth and gets hemorrhoids. No[...]



Thinking Liberally w/o Oct 20

2008-10-20T12:09:28.488-07:00

Go here to learn how you can submit events for the schedule.Quick LinksMon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat SunAround the Thinking Liberally UniverseI put up Obama and Wellstone booths here and an Obama storefront here. If you have ideas to improve them, please let me know. If you'd like to hang out at the storefront to answer questions, please do.Witchy opened a new shop next to the Obama storefront.Monday, Oct. 204:00 pmSocial Injustice DiscussionShould Michelle Bachman be asked to resign as one of the representatives for the State of Minnesota?  How has Michelle Bachman become so arrogant that she feels she can define what is and what is not American? Michelle Bachman has some rather scathing views of those who she labels liberals.  Yet, liberals make up a large portion of the State of Minnesota.  As an elected official she has made a concentrated effort to not represent part of this population. Instead of doing her job and representing the people she has chosen to call some of those people she represents “anti-American.” Should she be held accountable for this?  This is going to make you very angry….Social InjusticeTuesday, Oct. 215:30 pmZath's Album Cafe - The Who, "Quadrophenia""A tough guy, a helpless dancer.A romantic, is it me for a moment?A bloody lunatic, I'll even carry your bags.A beggar, a hypocrite, love reign over me."Thirty-five years ago this week saw the release of Quadrophenia, The Who's epic rock-opera chronicling a week in the disintegrating life and sanity of Jimmy Cooper, a conflicted young Mod from Shepherds Bush, London. So throw on your army surplus parka, install some extra mirrors on your scooter, and come on down to the Cafe Wellstone as DJ Zathras spins his favorite album.Cafe Wellstone7:00 pmPutting the party back in party politics (Rev.'s Birthday)All comrades are equal, but some are more equal than others and this week is the real life birthday and SL rezday of Marxist-Lennonist Chairman Revpaperboy Boozehound, so the M-L party will put the party back in party politics with a bash of epic proportions at the all new Red Zeppelin with the Chairman himself spinning the tunes. Come on up and enjoy the opiate of the SL masses!  7pm SLT until whenever the opiates run out at the Red Zeppelin.Red ZeppelinWednesday, Oct. 224:00 pmSocial Injustice DiscussionWhat are the major factors of Classism in today’s America?  Classism continues to be as pervasive if not worse than it was years ago. Classism is the concerted as well as the inadvertent product of a social system which disables a lower economic class, rendering it difficult if not impossible to attain resources or change policies.  Classism creates an unfair advantage for some.  And, while competition is important and crucial within a capitalistic society, if the classism issue is not directly addressed it gets worse, and capitalism ends up a sad little dream of days lost.  Social Injustice6 pmRussell and Serenity at the Yak6 pm Russell Eponym live!7:30ish: DJ Serenity brings Pinkification to the YakThe Lonely Yak RoadhouseThursday, Oct. 237 pmDancing at Leandrah'sCome support Leandrah and her DJ, PB.The Blue-Footed Booby Bar. 11 pmAlbum Cafe - Supertramp, " Breakfast in America"Every Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week, I'm hosting Supertramp's "Breakfast in America."If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.Cafe WellstoneFriday, Oct 247:00 pmDan[...]



Thinking Liberally w/o Oct. 13

2008-10-13T06:22:49.002-07:00

Go here to learn how you can submit events for the schedule.Quick LinksMon  Tues   Wed   Thurs   Fri   Sat   SunMonday, Oct. 134:00 pmSocial Injustice DiscussionIs good health care a right or is it a luxury?Social Injustice5:00 pmNickee's Rezzday PartyMicholai and I hope you can join us in celebrating Nickee Ninetails' Rezzday!! Saturday October 11th is her official Rezzday, but we're making her wait until Monday for the Party! (coincidentally, it's the 1-year anniversary of the day she and I (Trouble) met, but that's a long story :-))Location and theme are secret. Contact Trouble Streeter or Micholai Smythe for details.Tuesday, Oct. 146:00 pmZath's Album Cafe - "Grievous Angel," Gram ParsonsThe last (and best) of country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons' albums was released in January 1974, four months after his premature death in a Joshua Tree motel room from (as they once said of Bix Beiderbecke) "too much of everything." Ahead of its time and too country for Nashville, Grievous Angel's brilliant instrumention and aching harmonies helped launch the enduring career of Parsons' singing partner, Emmylou Harris, and served as a worthy blueprint for the alt.country movement that would emerge in the 1980s and 1990s. Come dance, gab, and listen as DJ Zathras spins this classic of Cosmic American Music.Cafe WellstoneWednesday, Oct. 154:00 pmSocial Injustice DiscussionShould politicians have to provide an explanation of corporate      and big business contributions to campaigns or the pocket book? See: opensecrets.orgSocial Injustice6 pmPresidential Debate at the DonkeyWe'll be running audio of the debate, making fun of McCain, and discussing the hell out of it at the Donkey. Want to watch it on TV? Come anyway, chat, snarkm and play a few games. Dancing at the Yak after.Wellstone's Donkey Democratic Club7:30 pmDJ Serenity at the YakYou ain't been properly pinkified until you've danced to the byterian bliss of Serenty's stream. (I'm not sure what I said there. Hope it doesn't sound dirty.)The Lonely Yak RoadhouseThursday, Oct. 167 pmDancing at the Red ZepplinCome dance your ass off at the Zep.Red Zeppelin11 pmAlbum Cafe - TBA - Rev Hosts - I believe it is Tom Waits or DylinEvery Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week, The Rev. hosts.If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.Cafe WellstoneFriday, Oct 177:00 pmDancing Liberally - A Respite I'm tired of the racial bigotry and unfettered hate eminating from the McCain camp, so let's take a break. I think DJ Rocky the Lost Yak will return to DL, so let's honor him by dressing up in outfits that allude to our favorite albums, musicians, or Dancing Liberally DeeJays (That would be Rocky) Lindens for best outfit. Both Dick! Cheney and I will be wearing our assless pants because, dammit, we're looking for an excuse.Cafe WellstoneSaturday, Oct. 187:00 AmSocial Injustice Coffee TalkLets discuss the events of the week!!Social Injustice7:00 pmRocky Reurns to the Yak in all his DJ Glory......or something.The triumphant return of DJ Rocky as he takes your requests. It's rumoured Dick Cheney will snarl a welcome.The Lonely Yak RoadhouseSunday, Oct. 126amSECRETS OF SL ACTIVISM - FREE Teach-In Course, now listed as: NCI: EVENT ORGANISINGJoin us for 1 hour each week to learn new SL organizing skills to promote more SL activismAlternate Weeks: Focus on "Basic Organizing" and "Large Event Organ[...]



Thinking Liberally w/o Oct. 6

2008-10-05T23:57:17.577-07:00

See end of this post to learn how you can submit events for publication.Supporting Our OwnAmnesty International Sim - AI is officially in SL now. Check out their sim. Seems like there is always a little music and a lot of activism going on there.Amnesty InternationalSocial Injustice Sim - I also just discovered a sim and group dedicated to social justice. Check the schedule below for events this week. Look's like their events are timed perfectly for you East Coasters.Social InjusticeFreebies at Witchy's - Find a Witch's Hat and get a prize.Witchy's FashionsVex Streeter's book, Scripting Your World is out, and if you want to learn more about scripting in SL, this book is for you.Monday, Oct. 64:00 pmSocial Injustice DiscussionWill foreign trade policy change with Obama in office?Social Injustice8:00 pmMystery at the Yak....Mystery something...dj'd or not......but Jane'll be there, I think.The Lonely Yak RoadhouseTuesday, Oct. 75:00 pmZath's Album Cafe - Brandi Carlile, The StoryThis week, join us at the Cafe Wellstone before the debate (an hour early) for The Story, by Ravensdale, Washington's Brandi Carlile. This 2007 folk-rock gem was produced by T-Bone Burnett, and features the sterling harmonies of twin brothers Tim and Phil Hanseroth.Cafe Wellstone6 pmPresidential Debate at the DonkeyWe'll be running audio of the debate, making fun of McCain, and discussing the hell out of it at the Donkey. Want to watch it on TV? Come anyway, chat, and play a few games. If McCain doesn't show up, we'll show your favorite youtubes.Dancing at the Cafe after.Wellstone's Donkey Democratic ClubWednesday, Oct. 84:00 pmSocial Injustice DiscussionShould Bush be impeached? [My answer, no. Waste of time now, but Obama better prosecute his ass for violating the Federal Torture Statute among other things.]Social Injustice7 pmRussell Eponym Live at the YakIf you haven't heard our fellow Wellstoner, Russell, sing yet. You are missing something very wonderful.The Lonely Yak RoadhouseThursday, Oct. 97 pmWhy not a dance at Jackson Street BooksCome dance your ass off at Bookem's and Dano's.We'll get back to our regular schedule next week at the Rev's and Leandra's the following week.Jackson Street Books11 pmAlbum Cafe - Jackson Browne, For EverymanEvery Thursday a Wellstoner shares one of her or his favorite albums. This week, Dano will be celebrating his birthday by hosting Jackson Browne's For Everyman (1973).If you'd like to host one of these for your favorite album (at the Cafe), let me know.Cafe WellstoneFriday, Oct 107:00 pmDancing Liberally - SNL on Friday NightIn honor of Tina Fey 'dead on' impressions of Palin, we will be carrying a Saturday Night Live theme this week. DJ Zathras will be at the mic and ready to take your requests!Mad HatterSaturday, Oct. 117:00 AmSocial Injustice Coffee TalkLets discuss the events of the week!!Social Injustice7:00 pmSaturday Night at the YakDon't know what they are doing, but dammit, they better be doing something because it's Saturday and that means the Yak.Rocky who?The Lonely Yak RoadhouseSunday, Oct. 126amSECRETS OF SL ACTIVISM - FREE Teach-In Course, now listed as: NCI: EVENT ORGANISINGJoin us for 1 hour each week to learn new SL organizing skills to promote more SL activismAlternate Weeks: Focus on "Basic Organizing" and "Large Event Organizing"NCI4pmDancing at Leandrah'sCome support Leandrah and her DJ, PB.The Blue-Footed Booby Bar. 7:15pmMovies at [...]