Thursday, October 31, 2019

Halloween Party @ the Basement Club Retreat

Our annual Halloween party was fun and successfully filled with lots of laughter and great music provided by DJ Likka and DJ Dandy. We want to thank everybody who came and danced with us.

We hope you can join us again weekly at our shared set here at the Basement Club.

The Basement Club is known for playing not your ordinary rock and pop music. We claim to be always different, always unique. Give us a try and find out yourself.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Selenopolis, a German idea

"polis is a Greek word for a city or city-state. seleno- is a prefix usually meaning 'moon'. so I would take selenopolis to be a word for a city built on the Moon or a city connected with the Moon in some way. Selenopolis is a real place, in Germany."
Lüneburg also called Lunenburg in English, is a town in the German state of Lower Saxony. Show map of Lower Saxony. The site of the discovery at Ochtmissen was probably a Neanderthal hunting location where in the Latin texts Lüneburg surfaces not only as of the Latinised Lunaburgum but also as Selenopolis.

Krafft Arnold Ehricke (March 24, 1917 – December 11, 1984) was a German rocket-propulsion engineer and advocate for space colonization. Krafft Ehricke undertook a major, multi-decade study of the industrial development of the Moon, which he described as Earth's "seventh continent." His lunar industrialization concept was based on the most advanced technologies, such as nuclear-powered freight transporters, and using fusion energy to power his city, Selenopolis, on the Moon.

Ehricke received a space burial on April 21, 1997, when a rocket sent a small amount of his cremated remains into Earth orbit. So don't be surprised if we all breathe in a little German.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Nocturnal' lifestyle

There are things to be explored at night that early risers will never experience. There are ideas formulated and tasks completed that early risers never get to finish.

I have a tendency to stay up late, very late that is or I wake up in the middle of the night. I do have the best ideas when the world is sleeping and I do prefer the night.

There’s electricity in the moon. A pulse, magic, energy. A bewitching entrancement unlike that of the sun.
The moon is for things unseen, things done in the shadows and beneath the fog. Under bridges and beneath bed sheets -- it’s for wild hearts and unconcerned minds.

If you find yourself awake until all hours of the morning, don't fret.

It could be a sign of intelligence.

British researchers have found a link between people who enjoy a 'nocturnal' lifestyle and how smart they are.

Daydreaming during the day can be difficult, with plenty of distractions with work, kids, friends, and responsibilities of daylight hours. Some studies suggest that those with higher IQs prefer nighttime hours since the quiet is conducive to a wandering mind (and great ideas).

On the downside, Aachen University in Germany also found through a study using brain imaging that there’s “a reduction in the integrity of the night owl’s white matter in areas of the human brain associated with depression.” 

In other words, there are actually physical differences in the brain between morning risers and late sleepers. Also of note – the same researchers say only about 10-percent of people are true morning people, while only 20-percent are natural night owls.

Oh well, I am gonna stay up as late as I can....

Monday, October 21, 2019

When a bombie turns into a zombie

I was just minding my own business contemplating what spell to do next chanting, "I move with the courage and trust of the Maiden. I am beautiful, robust, and strong as a Lion". 

My little spellbook always comes in handy when I don't know what to do next, but having dyslexia does not help. Just the slightest change in the spell can make a huge difference.

So always be careful what you wish for.

Oh no, I did not cast a spell to attract zombies. The spell was to make time for a "bombie", which means a bath bomb. What is a bath bomb? Only the best bath fizzy you'll ever experience! Take bathing to a whole new level with gorgeous colors and intoxicating scents.

I better get away from these zombies....quick!!!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Day of the Dead

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is not a Mexican version of Halloween. Though related, the two annual events differ greatly in traditions and tone. 

Whereas Halloween is a dark night of terror and mischief, Day of the Dead festivities unfold over two days in an explosion of color and life-affirming joy. Sure, the theme is death, but the point is to demonstrate love and respect for deceased family members. In towns and cities throughout Mexico, revelers don funky makeup and costumes, hold parades and parties, sing and dance, and make offerings to lost loved ones.

Day of the Dead originated several thousand years ago with the Aztec, Toltec, and other Nahua people, who considered mourning the dead disrespectful. For these pre-Hispanic cultures, death was a natural phase in life’s long continuum. The dead were still members of the community, kept alive in memory and spirit—and during Día de los Muertos, they temporarily returned to Earth. 

Today’s Día de los Muertos celebration is a mash-up of pre-Hispanic religious rites and Christian feasts. It takes place on November 1 and 2—All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on the Catholic calendar—around the time of the fall maize harvest.

Thursday, October 17, 2019


The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon (πέπων), which is Greek for "large melon", something round and large. 
The French adapted this word to pompon, which the British changed to pumpion and to the later American colonists became known as pumpkin.

Pumpkins were easy enough to come by and good for carving and got absorbed both into the carved lantern tradition and the associated prank. 

Over time, kids refined the prank and began carving crude faces into the pumpkins to kick up the fright factor and make the lanterns look like disembodied heads. By the mid-1800s, Stingy Jack’s nickname was applied to the prank pumpkin lanterns that echoed his own lamp, and the pumpkin jack-o’-lantern got its name.

Toward the end of the 19th century, jack-o’-lanterns went from just a trick to a standard seasonal decoration, including at a high-profile 1892 Halloween party hosted by the mayor of Atlanta. In one of the earliest instances of the jack-o’-lantern as Halloween decor, the mayor’s wife had several pumpkins—lit from within and carved with faces—placed around the party, ending Jack O’Lantern’s days of wandering, and beginning his yearly reign over America’s windowsills and front porches.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Two Nights of the DJ Dandy and Likka Show

Every Monday we are here at the Club to bring you the eclectic mix of tunes and your requests.

Join our Groups to find out what themes we may have in mind and you are always welcome to suggest one to us.

It is always lots of fun and we thrive to make you laugh or chill with us.

Join us Thursday night when we co DJ 2 hours of INDIE and CHILL TUNES at the cool Basement Club.

Monday, October 14, 2019

This is the day

Well you didn't wake up this morning 'cause you didn't go to bed
You were watching the whites of your eyes turn red
The calendar on your wall was ticking the days off
You've been reading some old letters
You smile and think how much you've changed
All the money in the world couldn't buy back those days

You pull back the curtain
And the sun burns into your eyes
You watch a plane flying
Across a clear blue sky
This is the day, your life will surely change
This is the day when things fall into place

You could have done anything if you wanted
And all your friends and family think that you're lucky
But the side of you they'll never see
Is when you're left alone with your memories
That hold your life together, like glue

Saturday, October 12, 2019

The Witch Hunt

The spell has been made and the witch hunt is on. The more you ignore me, the closer I get, you're wasting your time, the more you ignore me, the closer I get, you're wasting your time. I will get you.

I am now

A central part
Of your mind's landscape
Whether you care
Or do not
Yeah, I've made up your mind

Don't rake up my mistakes
I know exactly what they are
And what do you do?
Well you just sit there
I've been stabbed in the back
So many many times
I don't have any skin
But that's just the way it goes
You'll never believe me, so
Why don't you find out for yourself?
Sick down to my heart
That's just the way it goes.

Friday, October 11, 2019

DJ Riker's REZZ Day and Comeback

After a one year break, we were so happy to have DJ Riker back at the Basement Club. It was also his 13th year in Second Life. 

All his friends and new friends showed up to celebrate this great event in the beautiful and eerie Retreat Plaza.

Stop by and explore the place and take pictures. Here are some snapshots from the event.

It was great to see people dressed up in their costumes as well.

Come and join the Basement Club and listen in to our DJs. Always different, always unique.

Monday, October 7, 2019

what's a witch?

I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, But if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won't wish the wish you wish to wish.

First, “witch” is often used to mean “someone who practices some form of magic.” But “folk magic” is ubiquitous, and those who practice it usually consider themselves to be devout members of the faith community around them, just with a special gift. They very rarely seem to think that their magical practice constitutes a unique religion. Nevertheless, there are quite a few such “magical witches,” and they logically must be considered part of the Craft movement.
Second, “witch” is often used to mean “someone who has and uses unusual psychic talents.” It can thus be applied to Spiritualist mediums, to clairvoyant readers, to diviners, and so on. Again, such people almost always consider them to be members of the surrounding faith community, just with a special talent, and likewise, do not regard that talent as constituting a different religion.

Third, “witch” is now (and only recently) used to mean “someone who honors or worships the Old Gods” of whatever pantheon, though “Pagan” is also used with this meaning. Here the self-concept is that one is pursuing a religious path different from that of the surrounding community, but such pursuit does not necessarily involve any use of magic or psychic talents.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

It's written on the skin

I wish that you were here
Down amongst the dust
I need someone to help me
You need someone to trust
There's something with these tears
Turning me to rust
I need someone to help me
Yeah I need someone to touch

I can feel the stars shooting through my heart like rain
Leaving on the scars where the pleasure turns to pain
Point me in a light
Bright and shiny in the right direction
And then take me home again

Just when you think it's over
Just when you think it's done
Out of every nowhere
You never see it come
I know the lines are showing
I can't keep them in
Like everybody's story
It's written on the skin
How far, how far, how far
How far d'you think we've walked?
How far d'you think we've come?

Friday, October 4, 2019

You put a spell on me

Hair, just like clothes, nails, bodily fluids, and other personal belongings, is strongly associated with the essence of its owner.

Oh no, I forgot the hair. Failed Magick Spell.
There are different ingredients you may need to cast a spell or two and no you do not need frog or toad legs or lizard eyes. Natural herbs, candles, and a good chant may just do the trick.

Hold still! I just need to pick some warts off you.
Let's say you have some bad luck and you want to command this away. Perhaps somebody put a little hex on you and now you need to reverse that spell. This is easy.

 Make Bad Luck go away forever with this spell to banish and break all negative energy. Remove bad luck with salt, a candle, and a simple prayer or Wiccan chant. Ask me later about the chant.

Black or white magick? It is all the same, a spell is a spell. It is your intentions that make the difference. Just remember this: The Rule of Three (also Three-fold Law or Law of Return) states that whatever energy a person puts out into the world, be it positive or negative, will be returned to that person three times.

Thursday, October 3, 2019


Keep away from Pumpkinhead,
Unless you’re tired of living,
His enemies are mostly dead,
He’s mean and unforgiving,
Laugh at him and you’re undone,
But in some dreadful fashion,
Vengeance, he considers fun,
And plans it with a passion,
Time will not erase or blot,
A plot that he has brewing,
It’s when you think that he’s forgot,
He’ll conjure your undoing,
Bolted doors and windows barred,
Guard dogs prowling in the yard,
Won’t protect you in your bed,
Nothing will, from Pumpkinhead.
–Ed Justin, Pumpkinhead

Want to ride the wolf? Stop by the Gray Manor and explore. Beware of the Pumpkinhead!!!