Brendan’s suggested links


Second Life is not a game (though you can play all kinds of games within Second Life). Residents specifically refer to themselves as a community and that seems to me to be the most accurate description. It’s like living in a small town where you tend to keep bumping into people you know. If you’re looking for poets, you’ll find them. If you’re looking for scientists, you’ll find them. If you’re looking for imaginative architects and builders, you’ll find them. If you’re looking for prostitutes, you’ll find them.

Soundcloud is the audio equivalent to YouTube. Never mind the music media or TV programmes. Soundcloud is where contemporary musicians reveal just what they’re working on at the moment, shaping the music the rest of the world will be hearing soon. This is where Morgue and I host our “poetical and musical musings”. Anything with commercial merit or potential is on Bandcamp.

Brendan at Bandcamp The least I can do is offer you the opportunity to purchase my creative output. However, what remains crucial is that you can listen to it for free – as often as you wish.

What Are You Afraid Of? If horror and ghost stories are your thing, you may remember Fox Ravenheart. He doesn’t do Second Life so much these days but he has created a podcast called What Are You Afraid Of? In around January 2015 he asked me to make audio recordings of stories submitted to him for inclusion in the episodes. He’s worked very hard at raising the profile and now has around 10,000 listeners for each episode. In addition to reading the stories, I record and contribute traditional British folk songs with a ghostly theme, as and when I come across them. If you have any ideas, I would welcome your suggestions. The main thing to remember is that they MUST be old enough to avoid any copyright issues.