Unedited Transcripts

Music! with Gabrielle Riel (Unedited)

Serafina Puchkina starts singing “Daisy, daisy, give me your answer true. . . ” Just to get us all in the mood for today’s topic
Jasper Kiergarten: its going to be a good one
Bookworm Hienrichs sings, “I’m half crazy, all for the love of you…”
Serafina Puchkina: Why did Beethoven get rid of all his chickens? Because they kept going “Bach, Bach, Bach”.. (I know.. it’s a groaner)
Bookworm Hienrichs laughs.
Serafina Puchkina: That’s a joke from Olli
Moses Mureaux joins in the fun, “Dey call me Mister Boombastic! Say me fantastic! Tickle on back and call me Mister Ro-o-o-o-omantic…”
Jasper Kiergarten: ugh
Serafina Puchkina: Hello Miss Riel!
Jasper Kiergarten: lol
Bookworm Hienrichs: Hello, Gabi!
Jasper Kiergarten: hi Gabi
Moses Mureaux: Hello Ms. Riel!
Gabrielle Riel: Hello hello!
Serafina Puchkina: I will haul my hiney off the stage
Viv Trafalgar: Welcome Miss Riel! We are glad to have you
Bookworm Hienrichs chuckles.
Gabrielle Riel: The music is up and running
Gabrielle Riel: http://music.gabrielleriel.com
Viv Trafalgar: getting it
Gabrielle Riel: I am just in the process of uploading my slides – sorry if I am quiet 🙂
Bookworm Hienrichs: Hello, Jed!
Serafina Puchkina: Hello Jed!!
Jasper Kiergarten: howdy Jed
Moses Mureaux starts at bit, “Who the… Oh! Viv rezzed. HUZZAH!
Bookworm Hienrichs laughs as Miss Widdershins materializes inside a wall.
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Hi Hi Hi
Ghilayne Andrew: Hello, Jed
Serafina Puchkina: hello Miss Widdershins, welcome
Moses Mureaux: Oh snap, it’s Jed!
Jasper Kiergarten: welcome Saffia
Moses Mureaux: Hello Ms. Widdershins.
Bookworm Hienrichs: Snap? I think I will.
Bookworm Hienrichs snaps a picture of Jed.
Jedburgh30 Dagger: eek
Bookworm Hienrichs chuckles.
Moses Mureaux grins
Serafina Puchkina: Be sure to get her good side, Book
Bookworm Hienrichs: Oh, she doesn’t have a bad side!
Serafina Puchkina: I know!
Bookworm Hienrichs: Neither does Miss Widdershins.
Bookworm Hienrichs smiles.
Saffia Widdershins smiles
Bookworm Hienrichs changes her title, as she is no longer quite so oblivious, even if she is working.
Bookworm Hienrichs: Hello, Ceejay!
Moses Mureaux: Hello Ms. Writer!
Saffia Widdershins: Hello Ceejay!
Bookworm Hienrichs: Oh, dear–need a TP?
Bookworm Hienrichs chuckles.
Gabrielle Riel: Testing
Ghilayne Andrew smiles at Ceejay. “Hello!”
Viv Trafalgar: perfect
Ceejay Writer: Layne, hi!
Ceejay Writer: Oh, and look at the notorious ones all around the room now appearing. Hello, notorious lot!
Bookworm Hienrichs chuckles.
Ghilayne Andrew: hmmmmmm… notorious or infamous?
Ceejay Writer: Or both?
Bookworm Hienrichs: Both.
Jasper Kiergarten: hey Ceejay
Viv Trafalgar: lol
Viv Trafalgar: Ceejay
Bookworm Hienrichs: Welcome, Miss Jameson!
Viv Trafalgar: hello dear
Ceejay Writer: Hi Jasper! Good to see you – a rare treat.
Jasper Kiergarten: 🙂
Jasper Kiergarten: and you too
Rhianon Jameson: Good afternoon, all!
Jasper Kiergarten: !
Rhianon Jameson: Thank you, Miss Hienrichs.
Viv Trafalgar: And hello Miss Andrew – a proper welcome to you also! My apologies.
Serafina Puchkina stops her woolgathering and remembers her manners. “Hello Miss Writer, Hello Miss Jameson. Welcome!”
Ghilayne Andrew smiles at Viv.
Rhianon Jameson: Hello, Miss Trafalgar, Miss Puchkina!
Viv Trafalgar: Hello Miss Jameson!
Moses Mureaux: Hello Ms. Jameson.
Ghilayne Andrew: Hello, Miss Jameson.
Bookworm Hienrichs whistles along to this song.
Rhianon Jameson: Greetings, Mr. Mureaux, Miss Andrew.
Viv Trafalgar: this will be the first salon with a stream!
Bookworm Hienrichs looks around for a teacup to hold with her pinky extended.
Jasper Kiergarten: good afternoon Miss Jameson
Rhianon Jameson: Hello, Mr. Kiergarten!
Jasper Kiergarten: greetings
Serafina Puchkina: Hello Miss Carver!
Serafina Puchkina: oh sorry Mr. Lacombe, I didn’t see you. Welcome!
Linus Lacombe: Good afternoon, everyone!
Saffia Widdershins: Hello Mr Lacombe!
Bookworm Hienrichs: Good day, Miss Carver, Mr. Lacombe.
Ceejay Writer: Happy happy wee song.
Linus Lacombe: TY Ms Puchkina
Moses Mureaux: Hello, Ms. Carver. And hello to you Mr. Lacombe.
Lelani Carver: Good day to all, so glad to make it.
Serafina Puchkina: If you need a chair, please im Mr. Kiergarten. It’s free and it’s wearable
Ceejay Writer: Hi Breezy! and Linus!
Linus Lacombe: Hello Ceejay!
Bookworm Hienrichs waves to Breezy.
Serafina Puchkina: We have refreshments on the table at the back over yonder
Ceejay Writer: TWO choices of cake.
Moses Mureaux: One can never have too few choices.
Rhianon Jameson: That’s because humans have two hands.
Viv Trafalgar: these cakes are not a lie
Saffia Widdershins: I have more
Jedburgh30 Dagger: There really IS delicious cake?
Linus Lacombe hopes he did not just sit on someone! I think everyone has rezzed in tho
Saffia Widdershins: The Primgraph always travels with a good variety of cakes
Bookworm Hienrichs chuckels.
Rhianon Jameson: Like an army, traveling on its stomach.
Moses Mureaux: You never know when a cake emergency will strike.
Viv Trafalgar: lol
Ceejay Writer: Yes, the Primgraph understands the importance of cake for creativity.
Saffia Widdershins: if all else fails, a nicely edged rock cake can discourage interfering with the Press
Rhianon Jameson: Indeed.
Serafina Puchkina: Welcome Breezy!
Viv Trafalgar: saffia needs a cake hat
Viv Trafalgar: Welcome Breezy!
Rhianon Jameson waves at Miss Breezy.
Breezy Carver: hello 🙂 .. wavessss
Moses Mureaux: Hello Ms. Breezy.
Serafina Puchkina: Someone has a balloon hat that she could wear. Just saying *cough* Viv *cough*
Linus Lacombe: I fear the closest I have to a cake hat is a vase hat!
Saffia Widdershins: Hello, Breezy!
Ceejay Writer: Cake Hat seems very needful.
Ghilayne Andrew smiles. “Hello, Breezy!”
Lelani Carver consideres that tentacles would be handy at the buffet table…
Serafina Puchkina: If you need a chair, please see Mr. Kiergarten
Rhianon Jameson: Miss Cutea Benellil has a cake dress…it’s like an entire shop, right there around the waist.
Slideshow For Gabrielle: Pausing…
Viv Trafalgar: lol @ Sera
Ceejay Writer: She loves grand concepts stuffed into clothing.
Bookworm Hienrichs chuckles.
Rhianon Jameson nods.
Linus Lacombe: Hmmm…can you wear it with the Rococo Fantastico Hairdo?
Jedburgh30 Dagger: only if you are alone
Linus Lacombe: hehe
Rhianon Jameson: Guten tag, Frau Lowey, Herr Baron!
Saffia Widdershins: well, I was aiming for a low arc
Bookworm Hienrichs: Greetings, Baron, Frau Lowey!
KlausWulfenbach Outlander: Hallo.
Serafina Puchkina: Welcome Baron and Frau Lowey
Annechen Lowey nods.
Serafina Puchkina: Welcome Miss Tomsen
Rhianon Jameson pulls up a chair
Moses Mureaux: Hello Ms. Tomsen!
Serafina Puchkina: Welcome Mr. Franklin
Ghilayne Andrew grins at Kem. “Hello, sis.”
Moses Mureaux: And hello to you Mr. Franklin.
Wes Franklin: hello
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Hello everyone! Ladies and Gentlemen, Viv, Serafina and I are pleased to welcome you to the May Aether Salon – Music! An exploration of Victorian music, both real and imagined. I would like to thank each and every one of you for joining us today.
Kembri Tomsen: Hello Miss Sera, and hello Mr. Mureaux
Jedburgh30 Dagger: As many of you know, the Aether Salon meets to discuss steam and Victorian topics on the third Sunday of each month, in Palisades and Academy, New Babbage. This is our 17th salon and I hope you are all as excited about being here today as I am.
Gabrielle Riel smiles
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Just a few matters of housekeeping before we get started. If you are standing in the back, please move forward onto the maze so that you can be assured of hearing the speaker. Please hold your questions until the end, and as a courtesy to all, please turn off everything that feeds the lag: all HUDs, scripts, AOs and so on. Please no weapons, bombs, rogue scripts, or explosive undergarments. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Ceejay Writer: 17th. *whistles*
Charlie Quintessa: can I get a short back and sides please?
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Edited and unedited transcripts will be posted this week on aethersalon.blogspot.com so you can revisit today’s merriment, read transcripts of past salons, and for a laugh, peruse “overheard at the salon.” Please join the Aether Salon group and receive notifications of future salon events, click the lower right hand corner of the large brown sign by the entrance. We sincerely appreciate the support we receive from everyone in the community and we humbly thank you all.
Jasper Kiergarten: is that a request for a chair?
Jedburgh30 Dagger: That’s his weak attempt at humor
Ghilayne Andrew smiles. Hello, Charlie.
Viv Trafalgar chuckles
Charlie Quintessa: Laynie!
Beq Janus: `Good evening everybody
Jasper Kiergarten: hi Beq
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Many fine people have contributed to today’s salon: We are grateful to Canolli Capalini of Capalini Fine Furnishings for the wonderful salon chairs, Ianthe Farshore for our craft contribution, Miss Ceejay Writer, Mr. Rafael Fabre, Miss Redgirl Llewellen, Miss Breezy Carver, Miss Ahnyanka Delphin for the stage and the citizens of New Babbage who make this event possible.
Linus Lacombe: Good evening Ms Beq
Ghilayne Andrew: You’re looking well.
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Mark your calendars for next month’s salon, Photography! with PJ Trenton on June 20 at 2 pm SLT. As a reminder, all speakers’ fund jar donations go directly to the speakers.
Alaex Aeon: Good evening all
Gabrielle Riel writes next month on the Calendar
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Now I will turn the stage over to Miss Serafina for the introduction of today’s speaker. Sera?
Saffia Widdershins: Hello Beq and Alaex!
Serafina Puchkina: Today it is my great pleasure to introduce today’s speaker.
Alaex Aeon: Hi Saffia
Serafina Puchkina: Her vision, intelligence, and talent have made her a well respected figure in the Streamlands. Chances are, most of you have attended at least one dance with her as dj, but you might not know her background:
Linus Lacombe: Greetings Ms Aeon
Serafina Puchkina: Gabrielle Riel is the General Director of Radio Riel, an internet radio station based in Second Life with 4 music streams: Eclectic Classical, Early Jazz/New Orleans, Steampunk & Dieselpunk. She is also the Prim Minister (Owner) of the New Toulouse Estate in Second Life, which is based on New Orleans from 1890 – 1920.
Serafina Puchkina: She has been in Second Life for 4 years and launched Radio Riel 3 years ago.
Serafina Puchkina: Please join me in welcoming our speaker, Miss Gabrielle Riel.
Ceejay Writer applauds!
Bookworm Hienrichs applauds enthusiastically.
Lelani Carver applauds warmly!
Rhianon Jameson applauds
Linus Lacombe: `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
Alaex Aeon: Good evening Mr Lacombe
Serafina Puchkina applauds
Viv Trafalgar: Cheers Wildly
Gabrielle Riel: Thank you Ms Sera! Thank you all – I hope you don’t mind if I use my microphone for this? It makes the green text. 🙂
Annechen Lowey: `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
Serafina Puchkina: Wonderful, Miss Riel
Lelani Carver applauds accessibilty
Gabrielle Riel: It only shows up here – it won’t look any different in the transcript
KlausWulfenbach Outlander applauds
Moses Mureaux applauds
Gabrielle Riel: Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for being here this afternoon for this May Aether Salon. For those of you who do not know me, I am Gabrielle Riel.
Gabrielle Riel: I was born and raised in the Independent State of Caledon and became the Duchess of Caledon Carntaigh at a fairly young age. One of my primary projects as a Caledon Duchess was bringing actual Victorian music to our world here in Second Life, primarily via formal balls and dances.
Gabrielle Riel: This avocation became a vocation when I realized a greater interest and need for this music outside of the ballroom. I started Radio Riel 3 years ago and one of its main goals is still to provide a breadth and depth of exposure to certain music genres to our listeners that can not be found anywhere else.
Gabrielle Riel: I am here today to speak to you about music of the Victorian era and the new, exciting and ever-changing genre of Neo-Victorian music. I hope that you enjoy the history I will present to you today and that you will find the future fascinating and ripe with potential!
Gabrielle Riel: will give this presentation via text here in Main chat, however as a optional supplement to the presentation, I will be playing examples of music on the parcel audio stream. I will not be speaking on air at all.
Linus Lacombe: WB Ms Widdershins
Saffia Widdershins: Thank you!
Gabrielle Riel: If you do not hear the music via your Second Life client audio, I recommend that you open the music URL in a media player that is external to SL, for example iTunes, Windows Media Player or WinAmp. After you have opened your media player, find its “Open Stream” or “Open URL” feature and then enter the following URL into its field: http://music.gabrielleriel.com .
Gabrielle Riel: It is my hope that you will all be able to hear and enjoy the music. 🙂
Ceejay Writer is listening, and smiling.
Viv Trafalgar: It’s wonderful – thank you for making this stream available to us
Beq Janus: hmmm. hunts around for headphones
Gabrielle Riel flips to the next slide
Gabrielle Riel: First of all I would like to give you all a quick summary of what I will be discussing in today’s presentation. You can see the outline for the presentation here on the slide.
The first part of my presentation is all about the historical contexts in which Victorian Music existed. After a brief Introduction, I will discuss what is often referred to as “Classical Music” and its composers.
Gabrielle Riel: Then to the Ballroom, where I will give you an overview of the many types of dances that were invented in the Victorian Era, as well as the music that was needed to accompany them!
Gabrielle Riel: Reaching further back into history, earlier than the Victorian Era, I will discuss Folk Music and its place in the 19th Century.
Gabrielle Riel: Next, a huge development in music that still affects us to this very day: Popular Music. I’ll explain what it was and how it is the foundation of contemporary music.
Gabrielle Riel: Finally, we travel inside of the Victorians’ homes with Parlour Music.
Gabrielle Riel flips to the next slide
Gabrielle Riel: Once I have provided you with the history, I can bring you into the present, and into what I call our “Imagined Past”, both in terms of music and how we all choose to live our Second Lives.
Gabrielle Riel: Please keep in mind that many, many people would probably take issue with the overview I am giving you here of Neo-Victorian Music. They can go give their own presentation. 🙂 These are the examples I have chosen to give you today.
Rhianon Jameson laughs
Lelani Carver is highly diverted
Gabrielle Riel grins
Viv Trafalgar: chuckles
Moses Mureaux grins & nods
Gabrielle Riel: I’ll speak about the music that is considered to be the some of the earliest “conscious” Neo-Victorian Music. And then I will delve into Goth (get out your black lipstick everyone), Steampunk, Dark Cabaret, Carnivale and Marching and Klezmer Bands.
Ceejay Writer nods and agrees about viewpoints.
Ghilayne Andrew listens intently.
Gabrielle Riel:And I will wrap up with how people in Second Life are using or applying both Victorian and Neo-Victorian Music in this environment.
Linus Lacombe takes out a tube of “Angry Mall Teen Onyx” lipstick, pauses, nods “no” and restores it to his waistcoat pocket
Gabrielle Riel: A quick conclusion, and we will be done! All of the music that I have been playing on the audio stream during this overview, and that I will continue to play during the Introduction, is from the “Victorian Vision” album, which was put together by the “Victoria and Albert Museum” in London.
Gabrielle Riel: And please, please please ask questions or contribute to the conversation as we go along.
Gabrielle Riel: Because I want to know if you are all still awake. 😉
Bookworm Hienrichs chuckles.
Saffia Widdershins grins
Rhianon Jameson: Whaaaaa?
Viv Trafalgar: Miss Riel we are not a quiet group by nature, but if you insist…
Viv Trafalgar nudges the peanut gallery
Ceejay Writer snores. Not.
Moses Mureaux holds up a lighter, “FREEEEEBIRD!”
Moses Mureaux: Er, sorry.
Viv Trafalgar: LOL –
Gabrielle Riel grins
Bookworm Hienrichs laughs.
Ceejay Writer rolls eyes. “Cant take him anywhere. He keeps coming back.”
Ghilayne Andrew laughs softly!
Jasper Kiergarten: points out that we normally have to be pleaded with to save our many questions till after the presentation
Gabrielle Riel: Introduction Time! Historians define the “Victorian Era” as the period of Great Britain’s Queen Victoria’s reign from June 1837 until her death on the 22nd of January 1901.
Moses Mureaux grins
Serafina Puchkina: I was at the Victoria and Albert Museum this past Sept. says smarty pants Sera
Viv Trafalgar: I do wonder what the equivalent of a lighter and shout out would be in Victorian Era, Miss Riel, could you illuminate us?
Jasper Kiergarten: so you won’t have to worry about us sleeping 🙂
Rhianon Jameson: Waving a candle and a hearty “I say!”
Ceejay Writer: A candle and shouts of Bolero?
Gabrielle Riel hands out oil lamps – do please be careful not to set yourselves on fire
Viv Trafalgar spills tea
Moses Mureaux chuckles
Gabrielle Riel: Even though the term “Victorian” specifically refers to history and culture in Great Britain, its influences and effects were felt worldwide due to the fact that the era was also when the British Empire had its widest reach and control of nations and territories all over the world.
Lelani Carver: a nice brass miner’s lamp and “jolly good!”
Ghilayne Andrew: Save the tea for dousing hemlines…
Gabrielle Riel: Music really expanded during The Victorian Era, with the birth of new musical styles and genres. New types of venues appeared that allowed ALL people to attend musical events, not just the rich.
Gabrielle Riel flips to the next slide
Bookworm Hienrichs holds her oil lamp high.
Gabrielle Riel: Please note that I have the title of this next slide in quotation marks. “Classical Music” has become a generic term for many Western musical styles and eras from the 9th Century until today.
Gabrielle Riel: In reality “Classical” is the term that describes the period of Western music from 1730 – 1820. People are probably most familiar with the Classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I am now playing Mozart’s “Turkish March” on the music stream. Classical Music, like the Baroque Period before it, was highly structured.
The Victorian Era actually falls directly in the Romantic Music Period, which was roughly from 1815 – 1910. Composers began to “break the rules” in terms of the structures of their pieces and music became more expansive and lyrical. They brought more emotion to their works. Many composers used poetry for inspiration for their music during this era.
Ceejay Writer headbangs to the tune.
Viv Trafalgar: notes how the music underscores this point wonderfully
Linus Lacombe‘s fingers hurt just from hearing the tempo
Gabrielle Riel: A huge change in the music world happened during the Romantic Period, and that was who the audiences were for these composers. Composers had always depended on the patronage of royalty, the aristocracy or the rich to support themselves. In the 19th Century, musicians turned to the Concert Hall, where members of the growing middle class could purchase tickets to their performances. Musicians could support themselves from this income, and a greater percentage of the population could hear their works.
Viv Trafalgar: … er or as Ceejay says
Gabrielle Riel: A few of the big names that were writing music during this era were: Brahms, Liszt, Chopin, Mahler, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Sibelius, Rachmaninoff and so many more. I am now playing Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 – Variation 18” on the music stream.
Jasper Kiergarten: loves Mahler v.much
Gabrielle Riel: All the “heavy hitters” were working it during the 19th Century!
Linus Lacombe enjoys Rachmaninoff
Gabrielle Riel: These changes in the music world also included Opera. The Romantic Opera composers wrote many famous Operas that musicians are still performing today. Just a few of the composers of this period were: Puccini, Bizet and Wagner.
Ghilayne Andrew grins at Jed.
Lelani Carver: Interesting. No English composers mentioned as yet? Did I miss somebody?
Charlie Quintessa suspects Jed is a Valkyre
Viv Trafalgar: Sharp eye Miss Carver
Beq Janus: To me, Wagner and ducks on walls are unbreakably linked
Jasper Kiergarten: lol
Linus Lacombe: hehe
Gabrielle Riel: Oh this is just a brief sample of Romantic Composers – I could fill 10 slides with all of their names
Jasper Kiergarten: MAGIC helmet
Gabrielle Riel: I am now playing a vintage recording of Bizet’s “Chanson Boheme” by Geraldine Farrar in 1914 on the music stream.
Serafina Puchkina: oh, lovely!
Linus Lacombe: Not to be confused with Geraldine Ferraro…
Rhianon Jameson: An excellent “hiss” plugin. 🙂
Lelani Carver is amused… her mama was born the year after this recording was made.
Gabrielle Riel flips to the next slide
Gabrielle Riel: The social dance scene did exactly what the music of the Romantic Period and the British Empire did: it expanded.
Moses Mureaux waves to Elle
Elleon Bergamasco rubs her eyes
Gabrielle Riel: The Waltz, which originated in Vienna, debuted in Great Britain in 1812, before Victoria’s ascension to the throne, but people initially condemned it as shockingly inappropriate, due to the fact that the dance partners were in such a close hold! 30 years later, and for the rest of the 19th Century the waltz was worldwide phenomenon.
Linus Lacombe: Smutty waltzers!
Gabrielle Riel: Indeed!
Annechen Lowey blushes, “But i like waltzing.”
Gabrielle Riel: Here comes the Waltz King
Ghilayne Andrew: Especially if the gentleman is a favored one.
Gabrielle Riel: I am now playing Johann Strauss Jr’s “Wine, Women and Song” Waltz, composed in 1869 on the music stream.
Linus Lacombe ponders how Frau Lowey could ever be considered obscene, fails, and then goes on listening
Gabrielle Riel waits to see if anyone gets up and starts waltzing
Bookworm Hienrichs chuckles.
Gabrielle Riel: The Polka appeared in the mid 19th Century and came from Central Europe. The Mazurka was a Polish Folk Dance that became a popular dance in the Victorian Ballroom. The Schottische was a Bohemian Folk dance that was also a part of the Ballroom “folk dancing craze”.
Bookworm Hienrichs waves her oil lamp around in time to the music.
Ceejay Writer: We are intanless, thus harmless!
Rhianon Jameson: I, er, pulled a hamstring, or I would.
Serafina Puchkina: oooh! *Sways in her chair*
Kembri Tomsen: No tempting.. I adore waltzes
Annechen Lowey puts the Vienese Waltz back in her pocket.
Linus Lacombe: It is incredibly difficult not to get up and waltz just hearing it
Viv Trafalgar: oooh beautiful
Ghilayne Andrew: Jed!
Gabrielle Riel: I am fascinated by the Victorians fascination with Eastern European Folk Dances. I wonder if they thought it was quaint? Fun to go “slumming”? It’s very interesting.
Linus Lacombe chokes back a hearty guffaw
Bookworm Hienrichs laughs.
Ceejay Writer: Interesting notion that, Gabi.
Moses Mureaux snickers at Jed…
Lelani Carver: Rhythmically they’re a lot more challenging (and fun) dances.
Gabrielle Riel plans to look into it more in the future
Gabrielle Riel: Composers were writing new music for all of these dances. I am now playing Johann Strauss Jr.’s “Champagne Polka” on the music stream.
Ceejay Writer: Oh this one is charming.
Charlie Quintessa taps his pegleg in time to the music
Gabrielle Riel: This is one Frau Lowey will like – it has explosions.
Bookworm Hienrichs dodges the popping corks.
Viv Trafalgar: Maybe they liked all the ribbons on the outfits?
Annechen Lowey does not look for the polkas in the dance pocket.
Rhianon Jameson reflexively ducks at each explosion
Gabrielle Riel flips to the next slide
Gabrielle Riel: The term “folk lore” was coined in the Victorian Era, and the term “folk music” became used in the later 19th Century.
Lelani Carver wonders if PDQ Bach found inspiration with this.
Ceejay Writer lives in Babbage. Explosions don’t bother me.
Linus Lacombe notes that polkas make for incredible exercize!
Gabrielle Riel: What the Victorians called Folk Music was actually music that had been passed down over centuries. It was the popular music of the “common folk” that they kept alive through oral tradition. Sometimes the composer of a song was known, but more often than not the name of the composer was long lost.
Gabrielle Riel: I am now playing the English Folk Tune “The Dargason” on the music stream, which appeared in the 16th Century. Composer unknown, although it was a popular country and dance and ballad for hundreds of years.
Gabrielle Riel: *country dance
Ghilayne Andrew: The thought of a polka while wearing several pounds of clothing and bustle is exhausting.
Gabrielle Riel: This was why the ladies were always fainting
Serafina Puchkina: I agree, Miss Andrew. Quite athletic
Charlie Quintessa: yes – and that’s just the Morris men Laynie
Rhianon Jameson chuckles
Gabrielle Riel: This music thrived in the rural areas and countryside while composers of the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical Period courted royalty in the Capitals of the Western world. The upper classes has always disdained this music, but things began to change as some Composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries began to use folk melodies in their compositions.
Gabrielle Riel: I am now playing the final movement from Gustav Holst’s Suite 2 in F, “Fantasia on the Dargason” (1911) on the music stream. Notice how Holst overlays the famous English Folk Song “Greensleeves” into the piece as well.
Bookworm Hienrichs: Ooooh, yes.
Lelani Carver hears it.
Linus Lacombe: is it a mash-up?
Lelani Carver: Why, it’s a mash-up! How cheeky of Mr. Holst.
Bookworm Hienrichs laughs.
Ceejay Writer giggles at that.
Viv Trafalgar: That’s wonderful –
Gabrielle Riel: So the Composers were as fascinated by the tunes as the Ballroom was with the dances.
Gabrielle Riel flips to the next slide
Gabrielle Riel: A new form of music and music venue appeared during the Victorian Era. The Music Hall was born from the entertainment of public house saloons that was common in the 1830’s. The saloon was a room that charged an admission fee to see the singing, dancing, drama or comedy that was performed there. The first Music Halls built for the purpose of public entertainment appeared in the mid 19th Century.
Gabrielle Riel: I am now playing a vintage recording of one of the “stars” of the Music Hall, “Mer-iah” sung by Gus Elen…who just happens to be the Great Uncle of Radio Riel Presenter Elrik Merlin! 🙂
Bookworm Hienrichs: Wow!
Linus Lacombe: How fantastic!
Gabrielle Riel grins
Ceejay Writer: *blinks* Is that Dayafter?
Lelani Carver: Wonderful!
Ceejay Writer: Oh, wrong Gus.
Bookworm Hienrichs laughs.
Gabrielle Riel laughs
Gabrielle Riel: These venues created a demand for new and catchy popular songs. Traditional folk songs were no longer enough to feed the public’s desire for entertainment. Music Hall owners hired professional songwriters to fill this demand, something that a completely new concept.
Viv Trafalgar: This is an amazing annotated concert – with SL tie-ins as well!
Ceejay Writer: What a wonderful heritage for Mister Merlin!
Linus Lacombe: Perhaps some time we can get Mr Merlin to emulate his great uncle in world?
Moses Mureaux will always hear this voice when Gus speaks from now on…
Viv Trafalgar: @Linus that would be something
Gabrielle Riel: Oh my heavens he would probably love to ham it up.
Bookworm Hienrichs chuckles.
Gabrielle Riel: Music Hall, or Popular Music, was its own distinct style by the 1850s. The song lyrics became more contemporary and humorous, as they needed to catch and hold the attention of rowdy, urban audiences.. Single piano players were replaced by larger in-house orchestras.
Lelani Carver: Prrrr’rrim and prrrime! Lovely
Gabrielle Riel: His “R’s” are quite amazing!
Ceejay Writer: Oh they ARE.
Bookworm Hienrichs nods.
Bookworm Hienrichs: I could never do that.
Gabrielle Riel: The songs of American Composer Stephen Foster became extremely popular in these venues all over the world. Irish jigs, Polkas and Waltzes all influenced Music Hall songs in England while Vaudeville exploded in the United States, with a substantial influence from African American music in the late 19th Century.
Gabrielle Riel: Let’s try that again – The songs of American Composer Stephen Foster became extremely popular in these venues all over the world.
Irish jigs, Polkas and Waltzes all influenced Music Hall songs in England while Vaudeville exploded in the United States, with a substantial influence from African American music in the late 19th Century.This track is also Gus Elen. ” ‘Arf a Pint of Ale”
Gabrielle Riel: By the 1870s, venue owners were creating exclusive contracts with composers and singers, as the public associated certain songs with specific performers. This business model continues today with record labels and pop stars.
Linus Lacombe: Sounds to me like the old fella had the whole pint!
Viv Trafalgar thinks that sounds like Mr. Streeter, as was
Rhianon Jameson: Indeed, Mr. Lacombe!
Gabrielle Riel: *coughs yes today’s music industry is based on a model from the mid 19th Century. I bet that clarifies some of their issues with Media 2.0
Viv Trafalgar: haha
Saffia Widdershins: hah
Moses Mureaux grins
Gabrielle Riel flips to the next slide
Bookworm Hienrichs laughs.
Gabrielle Riel: There were not a lot of musical entertainment options for people who lived in small towns or rural settings in the 19th Century. Therefore, they brought the music directly into their homes.
Elleon Bergamasco adjusts her chair to see better
Gabrielle Riel: I am now playing “I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls”, performed by Patrica Sabin, from an album entitled “A Victorian Parlour Evening”.
Gabrielle Riel: By the 1850s, most middle class families had a piano in their Parlour and at least one family member who could play it. Families and friends would gather there and create their own music. Thanks to the brand new music publishing business, music and bookstores sold songs in sheet music form.
Lelani Carver: Oh, this is a familiar one.
Linus Lacombe thinks dreamily of being little and banging on the old family piano that was once in the old family home in Wheatland, Missouri
Lelani Carver: Music education is sadly lacking these days…
Gabrielle Riel: By the late 19th Century, Parlour Music became more complex and sophisticated. Singers and musicians, both amateur and professional, played this music in public recitals.
Jasper Kiergarten: its non-existent, actually
Beq Janus: depends on your schools
Gabrielle Riel: And with Parlour music, this concludes your History Lesson on Victorian Music! Now it’s time to hop into H.G. Wells’ Time Machine…to Neo-Victorian Music.
Rhianon Jameson rubs her hands
Gabrielle Riel flips to the next slide
Gabrielle Riel: The topic of Neo-Victorian Music is hugely contentious and has musicians and music aficionados fighting it out with each other all over the Aether. At this point, we can not define it with start and end dates. It has an ever changing definition.
Ceejay Writer blisses on her music.
Gabrielle Riel: I am not even going to try to define it here, except by introducing you to some of the styles of music that are often classified as Neo-Victorian. Think: music that has a sound or theme that somehow connects to the Victorian Music that I just spoke about on the previous slides.
Linus Lacombe: wb Ms Viv
Moses Mureaux smiles and listens
Gabrielle Riel: The “Roots” Music is the music that people, looking back with hindsight, see as foundational styles and themes for today’s Neo-Victorian scene. Probably the artists that most people agree was the father of it all was Paul Roland, a British musician who released some Victorian and Edwardian themed songs in the early and mid 1980s. Adam Ant’s early work is sometimes seen as foundational as well. I am now playing “The Great Edwardian Air Raid” by Paul Roland on the audio stream.
Viv Trafalgar: Ty 🙂
Rhianon Jameson nods
Gabrielle Riel: I have a compilation of Paul Roland’s work
Gabrielle Riel: It’s really amazing – totally relevant today
Gabrielle Riel: Goth is more than just music. It became an entire subculture. Goth music actually does not have much connection at all to Victorian Music, as it is rock music that combines dark, often keyboard-heavy music with introspective and depressing lyrics.
Moses Mureaux covets that compilation…
Ceejay Writer covets as well.
Beq Janus: sisters…
Gabrielle Riel: It was the attire of the subculture that made the link to the Victorian Era, as Goth Fashion is heavily influenced by Victorian Fashion. I am now playing “This Corrosion” by the Sisters of Mercy on the audio stream.
Beq Janus: applauds
Rhianon Jameson sways to “This Corrosion”
Breezy Carver: ohh can we dance ?
Serafina Puchkina dances along irl
Gabrielle Riel: I am fine with it, as long as it does bother other attendees. 🙂
Ghilayne Andrew: It’s hard to waltz to
Breezy Carver: ((really ))
Breezy Carver: ((grins))
Bookworm Hienrichs begins dancing with her oil lamp.
Ceejay Writer: Get down with your bad self, Book.
Rhianon Jameson laughs
Moses Mureaux watches Book shake her groove thang…
Gabrielle Riel: But Maar Auer’s Menuet works with it! It’s quite amazing how it works with everything.
Bookworm Hienrichs chuckles.
Annechen Lowey: Heeh. Heh. Heh.
Viv Trafalgar: nods and laughs
Linus Lacombe: hmmm…if they thought waltzes were scandalous, what would they have thought of this music!?!
Gabrielle Riel: Steampunk, just like Goth, is a total subculture and not just about music. It’s a science fiction sub genre that imagines a past where the steam engine came to prominence, rather than what actually happened historically.
Rhianon Jameson: The torches and pitchforks would have come out.
Jasper Kiergarten: or the Lambada
Lelani Carver: Not to mention the Babbage Difference Engine made a difference…
Jasper Kiergarten: its forbidden, you know
Gabrielle Riel: Some Steampunk music is an offshoot of the Goth Music sound. But I also consider any music that is mechanical, or that is a contemporary arrangement that incorporates elements of Classical Music, to be Steampunk. I am now playing “Building Steam” by Abney Park on the audio stream.
Bookworm Hienrichs‘ typist joins her in dancing.
Gabrielle Riel flips to the next slide
Lelani Carver wonders if that is a steam-powered accordion
Viv Trafalgar: Book, dear I do hope you are taking photos of this inworld dancing
Bookworm Hienrichs grins and nods.
KlausWulfenbach Outlander chuckles
Gabrielle Riel: Say hello to the twisted Great-Great Grandchild of the Music Hall! Dark Cabaret music draws on the aesthetics of the decadent, risqué German Weimar-era cabarets, burlesque and Vaudeville shows with the stylings of post-1970s goth and punk music. I am now playing one of my favorite Dark Cabaret songs on the audio stream, Jill Tracy’s “Evil Night Together”.
Viv Trafalgar: then we who are afraid to move salute you! Oh this is a good song
Beq Janus: ooooh
Rhianon Jameson: More scandal!
Gabrielle Riel: Much much scandal!
Moses Mureaux loves this song…
Linus Lacombe: Dark cabaret…like Moulin Rouge…
Gabrielle Riel: I see more and more Dark Cabaret artists out there these days.
Gabrielle Riel: Carnivale music is exactly what is sounds like, contemporary music influenced by traditional carnival and circus music. There are more and more musicians out there using this style, such as The Circus Contraption Band. It also has a substantial influence in Natalie Merchant’s recently released album, “Leave Your Sleep”. I am now playing “Roustabout” by Beats Antique on the audio stream. This is one of the Neo-Victorian sub genres that has a direct connection to the Victorian Era, because Victorians loved carnivals and circuses. Both were extremely popular in the 19th Century.
Viv Trafalgar: this is new for me – hooray new!
Ceejay Writer: Ah, carnivale, a favorite!
Gabrielle Riel: Whoops wrong song order there! THIS is Roustabout.
Gabrielle Riel: I received a report just last night from Mr. Tenk that there are Marching and Klezmer Bands all over the place at the Steampunk Conference in New Jersey this very weekend.
Bookworm Hienrichs chuckles.
Ceejay Writer: Lucky New JErsey!
Gabrielle Riel: I am now playing “Rivolta Silenziosa” by Humanwine on the audio stream. Marching Bands, or small Brass Bands, were very popular in the 19th Century. They played Popular Music in parks and on boardwalks.
Moses Mureaux suddenly wants cotton candy and a funnel cake…
Ceejay Writer: My inner Carnie glees at that stuff.
Rhianon Jameson: Oh, great, NOW marching bands are cool. Just a quarter-decade too late…
Bookworm Hienrichs laughs.
Gabrielle Riel almost falls off her chair
Ghilayne Andrew laughs. Love this one.
Rhianon Jameson: Er, that should have been “quarter century.” But still.
Gabrielle Riel: Klezmer on the other hand – I have to say I am fascinated by its appearance in the Neo-Victorian world! Klezmer is Folk Music of the Ashkenazic Jewish people of Eastern Europe. You now know that the Victorian Ballroom went through an Eastern European Folk Music Craze with the Polka, Marzurka and Schottishe, and Klezmer Bands play all three of those dances.
Gabrielle Riel: Now I ask the question: how are people applying Victorian and Neo-Victorian Music in Second Life?
Annechen Lowey: Not enough.
Gabrielle Riel flips to the next slide
Gabrielle Riel: Amen Frau Lowey
Linus Lacombe: well, they are sitting in aether salons and listening…
Gabrielle Riel: Grins
Gabrielle Riel: In terms of actual Victorian Music, you can hear it on parcels that have their audio set to a Classical Music station. Other than that, it’s quite rare. It was this lack of actual Victorian Music that inspired me to start Radio Riel 3 years ago.
Ceejay Writer: Or lolling in cafes discussing the fall of government, with music.
Gabrielle Riel: As far as I am aware, Radio Riel Presenters are the only people playing it, and playing all of the varieties that I mentioned in this presentation. I would love to know if more people are playing it!
Lelani Carver: Very glad of it – it helps me immerse myself, or focus on getting things done or organized.
Gabrielle Riel: I created a Second Life version of a Formal Ball 3.5 years ago, using notecards as dancecards, although these Balls have been rare in the last 18 months. I do hope to start a schedule of them throughout the Steamlands in the near future.
Rhianon Jameson: Because there would be an “accident” at those competing radio towers? 🙂
Annechen Lowey: Bats Enoch plays a good bit of dark Cabaret.
Gabrielle Riel: Actually I would LOVE if more people did it!
Viv Trafalgar: I think discussing the music, and getting people educated about it is a great start – and can lead to more uses
Gabrielle Riel: Brent Renard, an actual world Opera Singer, has been singing live in SL over the last few years, so thanks to him there is an Opera presence here.
Lelani Carver: I’ve attended a few live music concerts with classical music, wish there were more.
Gabrielle Riel: Neo-Victorian Music fares much better in Second Life. There is a fairly strong presence of it here, both with Radio Riel Steampunk and a decent amount of semi regular live music events in New Babbage and Armada Breakway.
Gabrielle Riel flips to the next slide
Gabrielle Riel: So now you have (hopefully) learned something about Victorian Music History, as well as an overview of Neo-Victorian Music. I have also discussed how people are applying these two types of music in Second Life.
Gabrielle Riel: Does anyone have any questions?
Bookworm Hienrichs applauds enthusiastically.
Linus Lacombe: `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
Bookworm Hienrichs nearly breaks the oil lamp in her hand with her applause.
Ghilayne Andrew applauds! “Wonderful presentation, Gabi.”
Rhianon Jameson applauds
Saffia Widdershins applauds
Viv Trafalgar: Cheers and listens to the music some more
Gabrielle Riel: I am always happy to discuss these topics, so please feel free to contact me if you would like to do so!
Lelani Carver: grabs for her own lamp to wave
Saffia Widdershins: excellent presentation
Viv Trafalgar: this was outstanding Gabi
Alaex Aeon applauds
Bookworm Hienrichs: I have a question!
Viv Trafalgar: Can you pass me a notecard with the playlist? I’ll include it with the transcript
Viv Trafalgar: Please go ahead book!
Kembri Tomsen claps, ‘Excellent Gabi’
Annechen Lowey: `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
KlausWulfenbach Outlander applauds
Bookworm Hienrichs: How do you view the future of neo-Victorian music? Is there room for more evolution of it?
Serafina Puchkina applauds
Viv Trafalgar: oooo
Gabrielle Riel: Oh it SO malleable still.
Gabrielle Riel: I don’t think it will ever fully solidify.
Gabrielle Riel: Music in general is more and more about niches.
Bookworm Hienrichs nods.
Annechen Lowey: Better spend your time trying to staple gelatine to a tree – you will have more success.
KlausWulfenbach Outlander laughs
Lelani CarverLelani Carver waves lantern
Linus Lacombe: heh
Viv Trafalgar: Other questions for Miss Riel?
Viv Trafalgar: Yes Leilani?
Gabrielle Riel: There will be the core groups – like Abney Park – that most people will agree are Neo Victorian.
Lelani Carver: OH, I was just waving in a generally Huzzah-like manner
Viv Trafalgar: hahah ok 🙂
Rhianon Jameson: Huzzah!
Annechen Lowey does not ask the question about the Volksmusik station again.
Moses Mureaux: She wants to hear Freebird too…
Bookworm Hienrichs yells out, “ReleaseAvian!”
Moses Mureaux snickers
Bookworm Hienrichs: No, wait, that’s not right…
Lelani Carver: LOL. Avian humor.
Gabrielle Riel: The only thing left for me to say is thank you! Danke! Merci! Thank you so much to the Aether Salon Ladies for inviting me to present here! And thank you to all of you that came out to hear this presentation today. It has truly been my pleasure!
Linus Lacombe: `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
Charlie Quintessa applauds
Rhianon Jameson applauds. “Thank you, Miss Riel!”
Ceejay Writer: Book! *laughs*
Jasper Kiergarten: applauds
Moses Mureaux applauds, “Wonderful presentation!”
Bookworm Hienrichs: Wonderful, Miss Riel!
Alaex Aeon applauds
Serafina Puchkina: This was wonderful!! Thank you Miss Riel!
Jasper Kiergarten: oh
Gabrielle Riel: I will export and send the playlist to Viv.
Jasper Kiergarten: what is your musical background?
Viv Trafalgar: We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Miss Riel for joining us today – and to all of you who join us month after month. This was a new subject for us and we are so grateful to have it in our archives!
Gabrielle Riel: I started playing the piano when I was about 4.
Gabrielle Riel: Played for about 10 years (I was not very good) 😉
Gabrielle Riel: I did play Clarinet for 10 years – and was decent with that 🙂
Jasper Kiergarten: ahh
Linus Lacombe: Did you ever learn to play them at the same time?
Ceejay Writer applauds and continues dancing.
Viv Trafalgar: 20 instrumental years
Bookworm Hienrichs laughs.
Gabrielle Riel: And I have been in various choral groups for 35 years
Viv Trafalgar: LINUS!
Viv Trafalgar: lol
Viv Trafalgar: I do have one bit of sad news
Bookworm Hienrichs: No box?
Elleon Bergamasco: ..I’m scared of needles!
Elleon Bergamasco: Aah!
Elleon Bergamasco: bmn,+ e cvbn 45, m+
Elleon Bergamasco: .3
Elleon Bergamasco whispers: 14-0 BHNM,.+/
Elleon Bergamasco: draw bow
Bookworm Hienrichs eyes Elleon warily.
Viv Trafalgar: due to a situation beyond our control (shakes a fist at non-sticky permissions) I cannot distribute the outstanding Aether Salon PHonograph that Ianthe Farshore has created
Bookworm Hienrichs sniffles.
Viv Trafalgar: Not today at least
Viv Trafalgar: however
Beq Janus: 😦
Gabrielle Riel: Oh dear
Viv Trafalgar: each of you will be recieving one in the parcel post
Saffia Widdershins: Yay!
Rhianon Jameson: Hooray!
Viv Trafalgar: we have taken down names and will mail these tomorrow
Linus Lacombe: fantastic!
KlausWulfenbach Outlander: Meticulous.
Viv Trafalgar: they are exquisite in several respects
Beq Janus: looks out for the post blimp
Viv Trafalgar: not the least
Kembri Tomsen: wonderful
Viv Trafalgar: because for parcel owners
Moses Mureaux: Thank you Ms. Trafalgar!
Rhianon Jameson: “Taken names.” Uh-oh. 🙂
Viv Trafalgar: they will play the Radio Riel streams on touch
Bookworm Hienrichs grins at Miss Jameson.
Gabrielle Riel: Yay!
KlausWulfenbach Outlander: Heh.
Beq Janus: Radio Riel? I tihnk I’ve heard of that
Elleon Bergamasco: how wonderful
Viv Trafalgar: and we are so very excited to have them as our craft… or, anti-craft – as it were
Rhianon Jameson laughs
Bookworm Hienrichs chuckles at Beq.
Viv Trafalgar: we thank you for your patience on this
Ceejay Writer: I look forward to seeing that treasure!
Bookworm Hienrichs: Indeed!
Viv Trafalgar: and encourage you to tell all your friends what a wonderful salon you heard today
Viv Trafalgar: Thank you again Gabi
Elleon Bergamasco: Bravo~
Viv Trafalgar: and please join us for our 18th and final salon of the spring season next month
Viv Trafalgar: when we will have photographer PJ Trenton
Gabrielle Riel: Thank you for having me. 🙂
Viv Trafalgar: speaking on the topic of topiaries….
Linus Lacombe: Thank you for taking time to come speak to us, Ms Gabi
Viv Trafalgar: … just checking to see if you’re still listening
Viv Trafalgar: he will be speaking about Photography!
Bookworm Hienrichs snickers.
Moses Mureaux smiles
Annechen Lowey: `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
Ghilayne Andrew: Topiaries and Victorian gardens would be fun, too.
Serafina Puchkina: Edited and unedited transcripts will be posted at http://aethersalon.blogspot.com
Rhianon Jameson: Yay topiaries!
Rhianon Jameson: Er, photography.
Viv Trafalgar: Thank you to all the salon friends and family and to you for keeping us going through thick and thin
Viv Trafalgar: hehe.
Gabrielle Riel applauds the Salon
Ceejay Writer: photogratopiaries?
Rhianon Jameson scurries back to her hole, wishing all a good evening.
Linus Lacombe: Perhaps he can make a topiary camera that functions and present us with that?!
Ghilayne Andrew: Photography should be fantastic.
Serafina Puchkina: Good eve, Miss Jameson
Ceejay Writer: I must go as well – the typist is plowing the back forty.
Gabrielle Riel: I must depart to prepare for Seraph City!
Saffia Widdershins grins
Bookworm Hienrichs: Me, too.
Gabrielle Riel: Hopefully I will see some of you there.
Gabrielle Riel realigns her brain to Swing music
Serafina Puchkina: thank you all, thank you for being so well behaved and erudite
Annechen Lowey snickrs.
Serafina Puchkina: (vocab word)
Bookworm Hienrichs chuckles.
Gabrielle Riel: See you soon!
Saffia Widdershins: Yes, I need to change for Seraph
Moses Mureaux is known for his impeccable behaviour…
Beq Janus: sadly I need to leave
Annechen Lowey: You were lucky I did not haul out my pocket Intan.
Bookworm Hienrichs hops home to change.
Viv Trafalgar: Sadly I need to depart as well
Bookworm Hienrichs laugh at Frau Lowey.
Beq Janus: will not make it to Seraph as I had hoped
Alaex Aeon: as do I I am afraid
Bookworm Hienrichs: Awwww.
Saffia Widdershins: 😦
Beq Janus: have an extra early start tomorow
Viv Trafalgar: please feel free to stay and enjoy the tea
Ceejay Writer: My Seraph time will be limited but I will make EVERY effort!
Viv Trafalgar: and the stream
Viv Trafalgar: oh gabi
Ceejay Writer: Good weather and a needful yard have to be tended to, before more storms though.
Viv Trafalgar: she left but i will be giving her the contents of the speakers fund now
Beq Janus: needs to get up in just over 4 hours 😦
Alaex Aeon: Good Evening all
Viv Trafalgar: and thank you so much to the generous community here!
Ceejay Writer: Take care, dollings!
Serafina Puchkina: Oh wow, Beq
KlausWulfenbach Outlander: Gute Nacht, Fraulein Janus.
Jasper Kiergarten: night
Viv Trafalgar: Night Beq
Moses Mureaux: Goodbye everyone. Lovely to see you all.

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