A Going Away Present

Since I’m leaving for six months, I thought I’d give everyone something to listen to while I’m gone. The following tracks are a compilation of voyeur recordings from shows in SL and other recorded media I have been working on. I had no clue I recorded myself until I found them several weeks later. Thank you everyone who supported me. If you’re interested in checking out the status of my cruise ship gig, you can find more information (hopefully some pictures now and then) at one of the following sites:

Google Calendar




Brian Tervo on WordPress


Remembering Cindy



Inside Out



Cantaloupe Island



Inner Urge


Free Jazz


Dear John


Music Business

SL LIVE Music Blog » Contract?…. Don’t sign it.

I am deeply saddened by some of the responses in this blog post. Personally, I wouldn’t have signed that version of the contract and I’m glad Slim posted the entry for others to read it and respond. I’m curious to see what the revision is like, but I don’t want to be involved.

The Copyright Act of 1976 should be the document any contract abides by, and given the poor timing and circumstances, much more wording is needed in their contract to make it legit.

Musicians: please protect yourselves and know the law. A book I highly recommend is the Music Business Handbook and Career Guide by David Baskerville, Ph.D.  This book paraphrases and clearly outlines every aspect of the music industry including copyright laws.

I apologize for using Amazon.com, but look at some of the used prices. It says $3.89! I think that is well worth the investment of knowing and protecting your rights as a musician. I believe the latest edition is the 8th, but check Amazon to be sure. I think I gave you the link to the 7th ed. Sorry! I’m too lazy to relink it.

I know I never got to say goodbye to many of you who were listeners and supporters. That’s what music means, to me, despite all of the ugly logistics that might occur (hopefully behind the scenes). I enjoyed playing music that I enjoyed for people who enjoyed it, haha.

MoeCAST Episode 004 – Smily Raymaker

Ladies, Gentlemen, Furries, Tinies, Robots, Vampires, Particle Anomalies, Flexors, Sculpters, Sculpted, Newbies, and last but not least, the Oldies but the Goodies:

Phew that’s a long, incomplete list! My next guest is one of SL’s best kept secrets – Smily Raymaker. She hails from the United Kingdom, and has NEVER performed in public until she came to SL, not more than a few months ago. She is using SL as a vehicle to overcome her fear of crowds, but in my opinion, there’s no reason why she shouldn’t feel like she’s the cat’s pajamas. She has a voice of an angel and a personality to match, so don’t miss out!


Episode 004 – Smily Raymaker
5pm SLT, Thursday, June 14, 2007 – MoeTown

Download.mp3 (29.9 MB)

Greetings from KY!

I had a great jam with Astrin last night.  Nether’s new apartment is located in this very cool part of Louisville, complete with coffee shops, diners, and tons of little privately owned businesses.  It’s nice to be in a place where you don’t see Walmarts everywhere you turn.  This visit is too short-lived. 

Tonight (Tuesday the umm, 12th I think) is my gig at Ratepoint, starting at 4pm SLT.  Stop by for some fun with Circe, Ron, and the rest of the gang there! 

Is today’s music too loud?

This is a very interesting article on compression and the reduction of dynamics (seperate from the link on the picture). I think it’s very important for all SL musicians to read – everyone should be looking for the right levels to broadcast with. As a general rule of thumb, my final output is -6dB to leave room for dynamics, although I do use compression on my woodwinds to compliment my unidirectional Shure SM57 instrumental mic.

Why music really is getting louder-Arts & Entertainment-Music-TimesOnline

Sat. June 9, 2007

Today’s shows:

Sat Jun 9, 2007
1pm Blue Fusion Jazz Club
5pm The Ruby Slipper (still on)

Upcoming Shows:

Mon Jun 11, 2007
6pm The Jazz Link

Tue Jun 12, 2007
4pm Ratepoint Café

Thu Jun 14, 2007
5pm MoeCAST – Smily Raymaker – Episode 004

MoeCAST Episode 003 – Frogg and Jaycatt

I had a fantastic time with these two gentlemen and can’t wait to perform with them at SLCC.

Episode 003 – Frogg and Jaycatt
6pm SLT, Wednesday, June 6, 2007 – MoeTown

Download.mp3 (50.1 MB)


Upcoming MoeCASTs:

Episode 004 – Smily Raymaker
5pm SLT, Thursday, June 14, 2007 – MoeTown



Episode 005 – Astrin Few
5pm SLT, Wednesday, June 20, 2007 – MoeTown



Episode 006 – jueL Resistance
6pm SLT, Wednesday, June 27, 2007 – MoeTown