Friday, September 30, 2011

Cranston Yordstorm sings at Kickin Club at 7PM SLT

Evening friends,

Cranston Yordstorm here, ready to sing for your listening pleasure at 7PM SLT at Kickin Club.

Bring your friends, and come on out and wrap up your evening with Jazzy Swingey Blues!!!

See you there


Cranston Yordstorm sings at The Star Bar at 6PM SLT

Howdy gang,

Cranston Yordstorm at your service!!

It's Friday night!!  It's 6PM!!!  Do you know where your formal hangout for the evening is?  OF COURSE YOU DO!!!  With me!!!

I'm singing at The Star Bar tonight .. Jazzy, Swingy, Bluesiness!!!

Formal Attire ... See you there.


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Blessings: Friendships and Relationships

So it is for reasons like this that eventually I would come to create a blog that is more than just a place to announce when my next concert is going to be (I have two coming up later tonight, BTW .. STOP! STOP! Bad Cranston!!)

ahem ...

Anyway ... I just celebrated my 44th RL birthday yesterday, and it was one of the more exciting birthdays I've had in recent years, and it had more to do with the relationships I have created in the past weeks, months and years than any type of reward in the manner of a physical gift.

My relationship with my wife, Taylee, is one I cherish.  It has been the longest I have been connected to someone, and it has more to do with communication than any type physical attraction (but don't misread me, friends, there is major physical attraction ... lol.)  Every day she and I find a place to relax and share things with each other.  I've revealed so much to her.  The innermost secrets that I would only trust to one that I share such a deep connection with.  I also feel a trust from her that is unique.  I feel a huge responsibility to that trust, and would not betray it.

We also have a network of friends that we share.  This is unique from where I started in SL, and certainly from where I started singing in Second Life.  I would never say that singing in SL was strictly business when I first started out, but it was definitely more about exposure for myself than about really making relationships that matter.  I remember someone asking me recently if having a partner in SL (and certainly one that I make no bones about mentioning during my performances,) would diminish the allure of an SL singers impact.  My answer is decidedly no, as those who would be affected by that have plenty of other performers they can listen to.  Meanwhile, Taylee and I have created firm friendships with people who respect a good solid caring relationship.  Most of them are couples, BTW, and there are a few that have met each other at concerts I have presented, a fact I am particularly proud of.

It is a goal of mine, and I daresay Taylee as well, to forge stronger connections with our friends as the days weeks and months go by, and that by doing so, the web of connections grows stronger, wider, and more enriching as I enter into my 45th year of RL existence.  You are, after all, the best birthday gift I have received this year.  A special thanks to those who were able to make it to the party yesterday, and to those who were unable to attend, your presence was felt, and I thank you for your continued friendship and fellowship as well.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cranston Yordstorm Birthday Party Pirate Bash!!!!

Hello my friends,

Cranston here!

My RL birthday is TODAY, September 28th, and we're having a pirate party to celebrate.  The Club CTO performances tonight will be moved to the party space, A cool pirate ship we've erected on the Woods Of Marathon Caye grounds.  The party will have a pirate theme, and we'd love as many people to participate in the theme as would like to.

To that end, if you wanted to come, and felt like donning some pirate garb, here is an LM to a place on a sim called Fair Winds, that is basically your one stop shop for pirate gear.

CLICK HERE FOR GK Designs (Pirate Gear LM)

You do not HAVE to come in GK designs pirate gear, and you do not have to come in pirate gear AT ALL.  This is merely a suggestion for ideas for you.  We would love to have you come no matter what.

The artist schedule is the same as any other weekly Club CTO schedule, I'll be singing at 5PM SLT, and BigJim Allerhand at 6PM SLT.

Here's the LM for the location

So come on over tonight!!!  We'z a Birthday to celebrate!!!

Your friend,
Pirate Captain Cranston

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cranston Yordstorm sings at Charleston Lace at 5PM SLT, and Bogarts Jazz at 7PM

Hey gang, Cranston here, once again.

Time to dig out those tuxes and gowns and get ready for a formal evening of Bluesy, Jazzy, Swinginessicitness (Yep, it's a word, look it up .. is this getting stale yet?)

Coming to Charleston Lace at 5PM SLT and Bogart's Jazz at 6PM SLT.



Lots of fun at Grove Stream Park last night.

Dancing with Taylee to Johnny Reid's "Dance With Me" at
Grove Stream Park last night, September 26, 2011.
It was a cool night at Grove Stream Park last night.  Taylee and I arrived 25-30 minutes early to catch Chandra Deed as she wrapped up her concert from 5-6PM.  Super-high energy performer, is Chandra.  Great selection of tunes, and clearly the chop to be able to handle them.

The manager of Lightnin Lowtide, Sandy, was celebrating a birthday, which only ADDED to the festivities.  Super fun when you get to have a birthday party.  Sometimes in RL (especially in later years) birthday parties are simple considered kids stuff.  However, being a gigantic kid, it's a great treat to have a birthday party thrown for you.  Hope you had a happy birthday yesterday, Sandy!

It WOULD seem that adding Johnny Reid's "Dance With Me" was a good choice as a song to add to my set, people love hearing it, and it gives me the perfect opportunity to get up to dance and sing with Taylee.  I love you, lady!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Cranston Yordstorm sings at Grove Stream Park at 6PM SLT!

Hello friends,

Cranston Yordstorm here, hoping you can join me at 6PM for an hour of Jazzy Swingey Blues at Whispering Winds Live at their Grove Stream Park venue!  Casual Attire!  Come on out and enjoy live music in the park!

See you there.


Chock full day for Cranston!

After a pleasant afternoon spending time with my sweetie, playing (and winning 3 of 4) En Garde with her, and watching the Detroit Lions triumph in overtime against the Vikings (BOO!) my evening was anything but relaxing.

LilMissLara Resident: Arboretum Hostess
Taylee and I introduced our newest staff member to The Arboretum, lilmisslara Resident.  She'll be hosting for DJ WookieChew Muircastle on  Sundays from 3-5PM SLT.  We're very happy to have her aboard!

Taylee joins me on the piano at Palais des Reves Last Night at 4PM SLT
Always excited when my lovely wife, Taylee, can join me at concerts.  Rather than perch herself on the top of my Musical Alchemy grand, she elected to accompany me herself, while I pulled out the ANAM Microphone and serenaded the folks at Palais des Reves from 4-5PM SLT.  Love you, honey! XOXOXO

Taylee and I dancing during her favorite new tune, Johnny Reid's
"Dance With Me" during my 5-6PM concert at The Arboretum.

After Palais des Reves, we rushed back to The Arboretum for my portion of the evenings entertainment.  Always a treat to provide a formal venue for romance on our sim, and also to provide a live music presence.  We don't regret opening up our sim one BIT!!!  Also great to see familiar faces in the crowd.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

1/4 Homestead Parcel Rental - 937 Prims - L$2000/Week (4 Week Minimum)

In addition to my career as an SL performing artst and venue/Sim owner, I also rent out 1/4 Homestead Parcels.  In the last week, one 1/4 parcel has opened up.  This is a 1/4 Homestead Sim Parcel, with 937 prims (Maximum for a full 1/4 Sim) with a tropical beach theme.  Owned currently by me, but will be sold over for L$0.  New owner has all the rights available on the land (available on the About Land window ... terrain editing, allowed and ban lists, audio/media rights, etc.)

Asking rent is $L2000 per week with a 4 week minimum.  Neighbors are LONG TIME RENTERS and are good solid SL citizens.  LM for the rental box, as well as a standard rental covenant are available on site.


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Love at Elegance!

Whenever my lovely wife, Taylee, is able to join me at a concert, it is truly a special moment.  She had to work this evening in RL, but was able to stay for the whole event at Elegance Ballroom tonight before she left.

Taylee recently suggested I put Johnny Reid's ballad, "Dance With Me," in the set, and not only is it a favorite of hers, the audience also seems to like it.  "It's A Keeper," was shouted out at the inaugural.  Whenever I sing it, I pull her up into my arms and we share a dance.

Special thanks to Charleston Enterprises for asking me to perform in their venues.  It's been a wonderful first week.

Cranston Yordstorm sings at The Elegance Ballroom tonight at 6PM SLT

Hello my friends,

Cranston Yordstorm, wishing you a happy Saturday!

At what better way to spend it than with an hour of Jazzy, Swingey, Bluesnessicitiness at The Elegance Ballroom tonight with yours truly at 6PM.  Formal Attire.  Bring that special lady or gent in your life, and show them an hour of TRUE ELEGANCE at Elegance Ballroom.

We've got the limousine idled and waiting for you.


Fun Friday Performances!

Serenading my lovely wife, Taylee, at Grove Stream Park at Whispering Winds
Friday afternoon, I got a call from the gang at Grove Stream Park.  Bo Hoyes had lost internet, so did a fun impromptu performance in the afternoon.  Shaylin Morane and the 7th Heaven crew have really outdone themselves with this collection of venues.  Looking forward to playing there on Monday at 6PM.

Grove Stream Park is situated in the fork of a rushing stream, with beautiful wild
creatures scattered through out.
Then at 6PM, Taylee and I went to perform at one of the old stand-by's in it's new location on Hellspar, The Star Bar.  A delight to perform for new friends, and to see an old friend that I hadn't heard from in well over one year.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Cranston Yordstorm sings at The Star Bar tonight at 6PM SLT!

Howdy gang,

Cranston Yordstorm at your service!!

It's Friday night!!  It's 6PM!!!  Do you know where your formal hangout for the evening is?  OF COURSE YOU DO!!!  With me!!!

I'm singing at The Star Bar tonight .. Jazzy, Swingy, Bluesiness!!!

Formal Attire ... See you there.


Cranston's Personal Touch!

Hello my friends,

GUESS WHO!  Taylee and I have started an official blog for The Woods Of Marathon Caye, which features the points of interest n the sim, as well as posting events at our two venues, Club CTO and The Arboretum.  BUT ... THIS page is provided for those with a personal interest in what goes on BEHIND THE SCENES!!!

It is a glimpse at my performance schedule, and will point out the fun things that Taylee and I do together while on SL.

I hope you enjoy this personal touch.

Your friend, Cran!