Too Many Tears – a song written especially for the Australia Bushfire Appeal. I do hope you’ll have a look and listen to the video which I also posted below, it’s really quite touching and beautiful 🙂 I’m LillyAnn Lewsey in Second Life and am joined with my good friend RebelMum Slade in SL, (and all of my great friends from that area!) in the efforts supporting the Australia Bushfire Appeal.
A little history:
Experiment Rhode and Mari Upshaw are writing partners for Metaverse Music and write under the team name of “music desperados”; they are both musicians and passionate about Music; Ex is from Sydney Australia and Mari is from Houston, Texas.
Ex is 1/3 of the Australian band Somerset, Oh & Rhode who are making the transition from RL into SL;
Mari is also the curator of Angel Dorei Musuem in Second Life. The current Exhibition is the Art of Australia which opened on January 26, Australia Day showing the art of 15 artists from all over Australia…and then.. on the weekend of 7th/8th of February, Victoria Australia went up in flames…Mari and Ex are friends of Australian musician Brian Henderson Ward in SL Jackdog Snook, and heard Jack talk about the devastation around Melbourne at one of Jack’s SL concerts. Mari asked Ex if he would like to write a song about the horrific fires and dedicated to the resilient spirit of Australians. So Ex and Mari wrote the lyrics to “Too Many Tears” and sent them on to Ex’s band mate Brigth Oh. Bright was so excited about the possibility of the song and the lyrics, he started writing music and also contributed the “middle eight” lyrics. He sang the song and wrote and recorded the music.
The result is the song “Too Many Tears” which had its debut at the Bushfire Benefit held at Angel Dorei Museum on Sunday, February 15th. 125,000L was raised at the benefit with proceeds dedicated to RedCross Australia, with the support of 12 SL musicians who gave their time and talent toward the effort (Angel Dorei Benefit Musicians – Joaquin Gustav, Jubal Enyo, Mash Rhode, Russell Eponym, MichelleD Ecksol, Charles Somerset, Quinton Whitman, Senjata Witt, FrankLee Anatra, Cylindrian Rutabaga, Jessy Sommer and Jackdog Snook. Ex, Mari and Bright are hoping they can have “Too Many Tears” available for sale with all proceeds going to the Bushfire Appeal.
During the past week music events in the online world of SecondLife have raised over $3000US for the Australian Red Cross Bushfire appeal – or over 840,000 in game Linden dollars!
The only good that can come In the time of horrific tragedy that none of us can possibly understand, is the chance for those of us left behind to show the true spirit of compassion, courage and support..the bush fires that have recently devastated Victoria Australia have galvanized people all over the world to act and show support.. it is in that spirit that the song “Too Many Tears” was written and it is offered now to remember those whose lives were lost but also to celebrate the resilient spirit of Australia.
Too Many Tears – a song for the Australia Bushfire Appeal
by: written by David Llewellyn, Ian MacCarthy and Diane Myers
link to two many tears: