Winston Ackland performing Sat, Sept 6 in Sylvan

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and live musician Winston Ackland will be joining us at the Sylvan outdoor stage, from 4-5PM.

Years of writing and recording songs of various pop flavors, Winston Ackland manages to find several voices for his music to match the ones in his head. Often betraying the softer side of angry punk and rock songs, he turns these classics into gentle bossa novas with great success. Elvis Costello said recently that Winston’s smooth lounge rendition of Elvis’s “Pump It Up” was his all time favorite of any cover of any of his songs.

In Second Life, Winston connects with his audiences as only a very few are able. His shows are celebrations of virtual gathering with old friends you haven’t met yet.

Join us as we relax and enjoy his wonderful tunes!

New Releases – 2 elms, 1 oak

Two elm trees and a previously unreleased large oak tree!


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1)This 25m tall elm is Organica’s first. The tree comes mod/copy/no transfer, and features a small treehouse to hang out in. This tree is constructed with sculpted and regular prims.

2) About 20m tall, this is a younger, more groomed elm. It’s available mod/no copy/transfer and mod/copy/no transfer and is constructed from sculpted and regular prims.

3) Previously unreleased due to insufficient available space, this tree is now available for viewing and purchase. Over 30m tall and wide, this would be a wonderfully majestic addition for your home. It is offered mod/copy/no transfer.

Everything’s viewable at Organica’s main store, located in Sylvan!

Organica Trees part of “MidSummer Night’s Dream” production

Aug 15, 16, 17, Ivy Falls Talent is playing sold out shows of their production of Shakespeare’s ‘A MidSummer Night’s Dream’. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to be included in the group of folks who donated stuff to their set decoration, which is fabulous – all put together by Rekka Berchot.



I have to say I really never anticipated seeing my work in such a professionally put together production, and I really hope things go well for them.

I was kinda slow on the uptake to get tickets though… so I don’t think I’ll be able to attend.

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Grand opening of new sim and Organica’s new main store!

All are welcome to attend the Grand Opening of my new (and first evar!!) sim, Sylvan! The island will be host to a number of things, but for now just the ground level, which will be an immense outdoor area, as well as the new main location for my tree store, Organica! Festivities will begin at 9AM and run until 4PM, Saturday August 2, 2008, and will include DJ sets as well as a live performance by singer/songwriter Wendy Curtiss! (This to be updated as I get more info) There will be a number of freebies available throughout the sim, as well as custom catches exclusive to the Sylvan sim through our 7Seas fishing spot! This event is very casual, outdoors, and you may even want to bring along swimming gear to best take advantage of what this sim has to offer! It will also continually be added to, so if you can’t make it, feel free to drop by any time you can just to explore and hang out. Feel free to give me a shout if you have any questions; I really hope you can make it!

Back in action

I finally have internet service at home again, after a little over three weeks of waiting for Bell Sympatico to get off their collective duff and actually deliver as promised.  After being told for the third time that our modem would be in our hands in 5-7 days (after having waited that amount of time before asking, of course) and that only after that would they be able to book a technician to set things up, we bit the bullet and cancelled the order, opting to go with Rogers instead, even though they had inferior upload for the same price (which was the main thing i’d been after).  I’ve also always had issues with cable since it can get sluggish when too many people in the neighborhood are using it.  I don’t know…  we’ll see how things go.  We’re on a month to month plan, fortunately, so we may well go back to Bell if we find Rogers’ service is just not working out.

In any case, we’re about 60% moved in… and I’m pretty confident I’ve dealt with all remaining inquiries.  If I haven’t gotten to you yet, please email me at aki.shichiroji (a t ) gmail.com and I will be happy to help.

Pending limited customer service availability

Beginning May 16, I will be undergoing a move across the country.  While I may have limited access during that time, I cannot guarantee immediate response to inquiries until such time that I regain internet access at home.  If you need to get in contact with me, please IM me or drop me a notecard and I will get back to you at my earliest opportunity.

4 new releases from Organica

School has ended, thus leaving me with a bit of extra time on my hands!

As a result, I’ve taken the opportunity to update Organica with a few new products you might be interested in.

A new oak is now available! Just under 20m tall, this tree comes both mod/no copy/transfer and mod/copy/no transfer, in two versions: One has no poses and is completely moddable for your resizing convenience. The other has three poses inset in various locations, however it is not moddable due to the sit targets it’s been given.

A second willow is now available! It’s about 15m tall and features all new textures and flexible prims to recreate the flowing nature of willow foliage. It comes both mod/no copy/transfer and mod/copy/no transfer.

Low prim sculpted grass is now available! This package comes copy/mod/no transfer ONLY, and includes 3 varieties of grasses in 5 colours each. Landscape your land with natural looking grasses for low prim cost!

Finally, by popular demand, a version of ‘Fountain 1’ has been changed up a bit and is now available as ‘Fountain 1 redux’ for those who would prefer a fountain that goes in the opposite direction.

Everything’s viewable at Organica’s main store, located here.

Subscribeomatic & other notes.

Organica now has an update service!

If you’d like to get updates on new products, updates, etc, check out our location in Bhima or Lohengrin and click on the update sign to be subscribed.

Subscriptions are free and do not take up group slots!

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If you’ve been shopping in SL lately, you’ve probably noticed that transactions and product deliveries sometimes fail. If this has happened to you for any of our products, please IM me (Aki Shichiroji) with your transaction number and the item that failed to deliver, and I’ll be glad to drop you another copy as soon as I can.

It’s spring! :D

And with spring comes new growth!

Maples #2 & 3 have been updated with spring foliage! They’re now being bundled with all mod/copy/no transfer editions of these trees. If you already own the autumn foliage editions, send me an IM or notecard explaining such and I’ll drop a copy of these spring editions on you for free!

Ficus Benjamina is also now available! Inspired by banyan-type fig trees from Asia, this tree is just under 20m in height, consisting of 61 prims and was made from scratch in Blender & Photoshop.