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The Return of Esteban Moody!

[Funky podcast at the end of this post.]
[Come and dance to the FUNK Fridays at -=CLOCKWORK=-from 8-9 following 2 hours of DJ keTchUp!]

I am no longer the Hulk, dear readers. I am someone else.

Last Friday, here’s how it happened:

[18:11] Preston: Hey yo Este
[18:13] Preston: Sable
[18:13] Preston: Hey :-)
[18:13] Sable: Hey Preston
[18:14] Sable: Is Esteban ok…lol
[18:14] Preston: He hasn’t answered me yet
[18:14] Preston: So, no?
[18:14] Preston: Lol
[18:15] Sable: Hmm…that doesn’t sound good
[18:15] Preston: Este you’re morphing back to your old self?
[18:16] Sable: No more Hulk?
[18:16] Preston: The cut has healed
[18:16] Sable: oooo…
[18:17] Preston: Lol
[18:17] Sable: Maybe we should call 911
[18:17] Preston: Call in reinforcements
[18:17] Sable: Medic!
[18:17] Preston: we need assistance
[18:18] Sable: Este can you hear us?
[18:18] Preston: Where’s Ben when we need a bullhorn
[18:18] Sable: lol
[18:18] Sable: wait i have just the thing
[18:19] Megaphone shouts: Esteban!
[18:19] Sable: Hmmmm….
[18:19] Preston: Lol
[18:19] Preston: Maybe he goes into a cocoon-like state?
[18:20] Sable: Oh maybe
[18:20] Sable: We should take pics…the rebirth of Esteban Moody

[18:56] Mygdala: cheers darling
[18:56] Romana: Esteban….wake up!!!!
[18:56] Preston: He’s in a morphing state ma’am
[18:57] Mygdala: ah ok that makes sense
[18:57] Romana: Myg…we are going to have to perform surgery on Esteban
[18:57] Mygdala: are we qualified?
[18:57] Romana: please get me 30 cc’s of jive, stat!
[18:57] Mygdala: I’m definitely not wearing the right outfit
[18:57] Romana: haha!
[18:58] Romana: my father is a doctor, so I’m qualified
[18:58] Mygdala: well thank god
[18:58] Mygdala: either way I’m changing clothes thou
[18:58] Romana: me too…let’s put on our surgery gear
[18:58] Mygdala: I don’t have any
[18:58] Mygdala: damn
[18:58] Romana: haha
[18:58] Mygdala: I was thinking something smexy
[18:59] Romana: haha
[18:59] Mygdala rummages through her closet
[18:59] Mygdala: because it’s the WEEKEND!
[18:59] Mygdala: where the hell is that sable?
[18:59] Mygdala: Rain?
[18:59] Mygdala: wha happen?
[19:00] Romana: ok…i changed clothes…now I’m qualified to operate on Esteban
[19:00] Mygdala: I think I have rubber gloves in here somewhere
[19:00] Romana: by the way…Myg…did I tell you today that I loved you?
[19:00] Mygdala: ok I’ll scrub the floor when I’m done
[19:00] Romana: ok, now time to operate on Esteban
[19:00] Mygdala: I love you too Romana!
[19:00] Benjamin: gloves? lol…you’re not making a sandwich there, cmon
[19:01] Mygdala: I need a mask now
[19:01] Romana: ok, the first thing we need is something to put her to sleep
[19:01] Romana: who is the anesthesiologist here?
[19:01] Mygdala: you are
[19:02] Romana: dammit jim, I’m a doctor not an anesthesiologist!
[19:02] Mygdala: are you too wasted?
[19:02] Alexander: you are one hot nurse/doc/anesthesiologist
[19:02] Mygdala: Who has drugs?
[19:02] Alexander: ok, I’ll hit him in the head with a hammer
[19:02] Mygdala: No wait – Alex, of course
[19:02] Alexander: lol
[19:02] Alexander: you know it
[19:02] Romana: oh shit…am I a nurse or a doctor…I can’t remember
[19:02] Alexander: god, I’d love to be an anesthesiologist
[19:03] Alexander: I’d breath all the gas

[19:57] Esteban: wha’…?
[19:57] Sable shouts: ESTEBAN!!!
[19:57] Preston: He’s back
[19:57] Elusyve: all the shouting woke Esteban up
[19:57] Esteban: …..huh?
[19:57] Alexander: Esteban stirs!
[19:57] cranach shouts: Welcome back to the rl Esteban!
[19:57] Esteban: …..where am i?
[19:57] Sable: dude we called 911 like an hour ago for you
[19:57] Alexander: Este? you’ve been in some kinda coma
[19:57] Esteban: wha’ happened?
[19:58] Preston: Hulk go
[19:58] Esteban: and why am i wearing these ridiculous purple shorts?
[19:58] Alexander: um, you were the Hulk?
[19:58] Sable: Hulk like purple
[19:58] cranach: ^^ i love your purple pants*
[19:58] Mygdala: Hi all
[19:58] Esteban: the Hulk? oh get real
[19:58] cranach: Hello Mygdala~~welcome to clock work~~
[19:58] Preston: Lol
[19:58] Romana: hello mYG!
[19:59] Alexander: um, look at your Flickr stream
[19:59] Mygdala: why thank you Cranach!
[19:59] Preston: Yo Este we haven’t met then, lol
[19:59] Esteban: i have the worst headache…
[19:59] Alexander: Este, Preston, Preston, Esteban
[20:00] Alexander: your hawk is purple too
[20:00] Esteban: Preston? That sounds familiar somehow
[20:00] Mygdala: Shhhh Esteban is coming out of a fugue state
[20:00] Esteban: purple? WTF
[20:00] Alexander: yeah, you were here as Hulk, blah blah blah
[20:00] Preston: We’re neighbors, buddy
[20:00] Alexander: yeah, your tie too
[20:00] Esteban: what’s all this about the gulk
[20:01] Esteban: the hulk
[20:01] Romana: a psyochogenic fugue state
[20:01] Esteban: Jesus, what am I wearing?
[20:01] Alexander: are you ready to git down?
[20:01] Romana: Esteban…are you ok???
[20:01] Preston: Lol
[20:01] Alexander: get on the motherfucking decks Este!

I sure am glad that’s over. . . ?

funk for the masses | 8 February 2008: play or right-click here to download.

Set list:

Maynard Ferguson: Gonna Fly Now
Bee Gees: Stayin’ Alive
Kool And The Gang feat Jamiroquoi: Hollywood Swingin’
Quazar: Funk ‘n’ Roll
Fatboy Slim: Santa Cruz
Titan: Corazon
The Dismasters: Small Time Hustler
Jay-Z feat. The Dap Kings: Prince of Ballard
Societys Bag: Let It Crawl
Carleen & The Groovers: The Thing
Freddy Robinson & Tall Paul Hankins: The Hawk
Booker T. & The M.G.’s: Lady Madonna
John KaSandra: (What’s Under) The Natural Do
Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street Band: The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
Natacha Atlas: (It’s A Mans’s Man’s) Man’s World
Dinah Washington: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

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Hulk Say Event!

Hulk say not need to be strong like Hulk to bend gender! Hulk let all friends know about big event!

Hulk say SL Transgender Resource Center (SLURL) host smart puny human like Esteban Moody to talk about big ideas!

Hulk smart! Hulk just not booksmart like puny Esteban Moody.

Puny Esteban Moody gone anyway. Hulk now!

Hulk cut and paste from notecard!

WHAT: “Transgender Experience from Indonesia to Second Life”
WHEN: February 7th, 2008 – 2PM PST/SLT
WHERE: Non-Profit Commons amphitheatre (SLURL)

Hi Everyone! The TRC will be hosting an event tomorrow at 2PM PST at the Non-Profit Commons amphitheatre with noted scholar Dr. Tom Boellstorff, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine, and Editor-in-Chief of American Anthropologist, the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association.

In this informal talk, Dr. Boellstorff (Tom Bukowski in Second Life) will talk about his anthropological research on transgender experience in two very different locations: Indonesia and Second Life. In Indonesia, Prof. Boellstorff has studied warias (male to female transgenders) for over 15 years. Indonesia is the fourth largest nation (after China, India, and the USA) and home to more Muslims than any other country. Prof. Boellstorff has also studied Second Life culture since 2004, including questions of sexuality and gender. How does transgender experience differ in different cultures worldwide? How does it differ between the actual world and virtual worlds? What commonalities might we see as well? What is the role of family, community, discrimination, and rights in transgender experience?

Hulk probably not make it because bad time for work of Hulk meatself, but Hulk say all friends go to learn because good to learn about others!



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Punk to Funk

Hulk have news:

Hulk play punk and rockabilly TONIGHT from 6-8 SLT @ -=CLOCKWORK=-!

Hulk play funk on Friday; get votes in now!

Also funk podcast!
funk for the masses | 1 February 2008: play or right-click here to download.

Set list:

Billy Cardenas & The Village Callers: Hector (Part 1) [Instrumental]
The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band: Twenty-five Miles
Dawn and Sunset: Move in the Room
Willard Burton & The Funky 4: Funky In Here
Was (Not Was): Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone
Sound Providers: Dope Transmission
Uzi$Bros: Nohtin’ But A Ganster
Joy Denalane: Soweto ’76-’06
Fleetwood Mac: You Make Lovin’ Fun (Trailmix Remix)
Ursula 1000: Tigerbeat
2Soundz: Together
Ravi Harris & The Prophets: Thunderbird (Part 1)
Freedom Now Brothers: It’s Our Thing
Various Artists: Che
Nina Simone: I Shall Be Released

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Hulk Poll! Contest!

Hulk change funk to Fridays, remember? Make contest for new name for show! Win big prize like date with Sable or set of kitchen knives!

Friday, all Hulk friends come to Clockwork, say ideas for new name! Now Hulk make poll so all Hulk friends vote on best name! Vote now for favorite! Then Hulk make run-off poll.

Winner one who made up name win runoff poll!

But Hulk say remember! Hulk set funkiest, so must have good name! Listen podcasts before voting, Hulk funk best! And Also Hulk say remember come to ==Clockwork== TONIGHT, hear Burgess play loud music 6-8, then Hulk play funk 8-9! Hulk choose special tasty funk this week!

funk for the masses | 21 January 2008: play or right-click here to download.

funk for the masses | 25 January 2008: play or right-click here to download.

(Hulk say setlists after break!)


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Punk Hulk

All Hulk friends come tonight to hear Hulk spin favorite punk and rockabilly at Clockwork!

Hulk play new songs plus old punk chestnuts!

Hulk say hard to find leather jacket in Hulk size, but Hulk good shopper!

Hulk say 6-9 SLT!

Hulk say “don’t worry!” Hulk still play funk and hip-hop on Fridays!

Hulk say see Burgess post for details.


Studies in light – "surreal”

I actually love Windlight, but I do not think it loves me, the reluctant techie. Two versions ago worked best for me, right out of the box. The last version didn’t work – at all – without constant crashes. I still have issues with the latest release being “sticky.” Which feels sort of like lag, only a quicker lag, if that makes any sense. It sucks, is what it does. I can lower the quality of the graphics from “high” to “medium” but then it doesn’t offer me much beyond the basic browser, which is less laggy. (Oh and btw, I have a Macbook Pro, 233 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 2.6 GB DDR2 SDRAM with an ATI Radeon 1600 graphics card with 256 mb of V-RAM. I don’t actually know what that all means, but Alex tells me it’s significant.)

I tried using some of the sky settings recommended around the SL blogosphere, where folks such as Caliah Lyon and  Iris Ophelia talk about using the “blizzard” setting to help diffuse the light and get good avie photos. But waaaaah I can’t get my shit to look anywhere near as good, no way no how. (Photo below is borrowed from the New World Notes Iris Ophelia Post mentioned above. I sure hope they don’t mind!)


I’m just not real patient and I’ve basically got no clue what all those environmental controls can do. And to be honest, I don’t want to have to learn. I just want some presets that work right out of the box. It would seem to me, um duh, that maybe in future releases of the Windlight browser, Linden Lab might actually take some of the settings that are being experimented with around the grid and package them into presets that the impatient Windlight fan such as myself might just, ya know, use. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

Anyway, the shot at the top of this post was me experimenting with the sky presets. (If you don’t know how to do that, huzzah! I commend your bravery: World->Environment Editor->Advanced Sky Tab.) That one is “surreal.” It gives you these crazy racing clouds in orange against a purplish sky. Not bad for a night of clubbing on the roof, for sure. As Hulk helps demonstrate here:

That photo is completely unretouched (I played with the other shot from last night using flickr’s picknik to mess with some of the softness and border, etc.) The light is very harsh. I wouldn’t recommend it for your basic SL functions, but hey a party can handle extremes, right?

I’ll keep experimenting, but in the meanwhile, if you’ve got tips or tricks for optimizing windlight settings, please do share. And hopefully in future releases we’ll get a browser that is less lagalicious and more avatar friendly right out of the box.

Oh, Happy Saturday!

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Have a good semester, DJ kEtchUp

Alex started his semester today. It’s his final semester of classes. WooT!

I’ve been sick so I’ve got nothing for posts. Sorry gang. I must have got it from Gorgeous Guen!

I have been playing around with this Flock web browser. It lets me do some cool blogging tricks like blog from the browser (as opposed to the WordPress dashboard) and drop/drag images or text in from anywhere. Flock calls itself a social web browser. What the hell does that mean? Whatever, I am not terribly web 2.0 social these days but I do like the flickr feature that displays new media from my contacts in a media bar over the browser window. It’s a little cluttered but fun.

Anyways, we had fun at ye olde Clockwork last night. dj kEtcHup spun a mix of old and new rock gems, and then EsteHulk turned the funk up to 11 in honor of MLK day.

It was all fun and games until somebody broke out the suitcase nuke. Then it was fun, games, slagging on the Monte Cristo and gagging on virtual toxic flames.

Does Monday get any better than this?

Stay tuned for another Mandelbrot Set podcast, stat.

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Hulk Diary 3

[Hulk say: read blog, but also funky podcast at end!]

Hulk angry. Hulk wound still not heal! Hulk do all things right! Hulk clean wound. Hulk change gauze! Hulk eat plenty protein! Why not heal? Wound get smaller, but too slow! Hulk not like sit at home and watch TV! Hulk not like feel tired all time! Hulk want smash! But what smash? Hulk not smash wound, only make wound worse! Why not regenerate?!

Hulk smart. Hulk figure out.

Hulk think fault of puny Esteban Moody! Is wound of puny Moody, not wound of Hulk! But how give wound back to puny Moody? Puny Moody gone. Is Hulk now! Hulk not Moody! Why not puny Moody take wound wherever puny Moody go?

Hulk angry, but figure out.

Hulk wonder: night when radiation bomb go off, all friends there. Why only puny Esteban Moody become Hulk? No other Hulk friend become Hulk?! Why not puny Burgess or puny friend Ramona? Hulk glad Hulk only Hulk, but still wonder!

Hulk think. How different puny Moody?

1. Is Hermaphrodite.
2. Has mohawk. No–Burgess also!
3. Is funkiest.
4. Wear glasses. No–Chestnut also!
5. Is best dresser. No. Maybe dandellion best dresser? No–all Hulk friends best dressers!
6. Has wound!

Why only wounded funky hermaphrodite become Hulk?!?!?! Hulk wish Hulk smart like puny Moody. Puny Moody always have answer for everything. Hulk miss puny Moody.

funk for the masses | 14 January 2008: play or right-click here to download.

Set list:

Rob Swift: Re-Animator
Wojna und die komplette Bandbreite: Party im Ruhrgebiet
Jean Knight: Do Me
James Brown: Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose (Remix)
Pleasure: Dust Yourself Off
Parliament: Up For The Down Stroke
The Blackbyrds: Party Land
Vibrettes: Humpty Bump (Parts 1 and 2)
Young MC: Principal’s Office
Salt-N-Pepa: None Of Your Business
24-Carat Black: Synopsis One: Poverty’s Paradise
Jedi Mind Tricks: Shadow Business
The Coup: 5 Million Ways to Kill a C.E.O.
Ray Camacho: Si Se Puede
Ramsey Lewis: Back In the Ussr
The Staple Singers: Tend To Your Own Business


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