Niko Donburi

Niko Donburi

BandChristianSinger/Songwriter

The "Weird Al" of the virtual world of Second Life

Biography

"Second Life, that's where I want to be
'Cause when I'm there the real world don't bother me
So I'll log on--if the grid ain't down
IM some friends and hope no griefers come around"

If you've never rezzed a prim nor enjoyed a lag-free sim, then I'm probably not the performer for your venue. If you do know what the hell I am talking about, however, then read on....

I'm Niko, Niko Donburi. Actually, to be precise, I'm the human behind the virtual entertainer known as "Niko Donburi." I specialize in writing and performing songs about the virtual world known as Second Life.

I must admit that I was a bit taken back by the enthusiasm in which these songs have been received by the residents of Second Life. What started as a single wry commentary, "Second Life (That's Where I Want To Be)," has somehow turned into a two hour performance.

While the lyrics of my SL songs focus largely on satirizing issues and aspects of Second Life such as Linden Lab, virtual romance, furries or that beloved grey goo, I don't want you to get the idea that all of the songs are funny. Most are, but some are sad. All, however, are original.

In between songs about the virtual world, I weave my songs about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness honed from years of performance in the "real world." I do my best to cater each performance so it is a unique event that is special for your listening audience.

Enough of the talk. Give a listen to the uploaded songs. Take a look at the rest of this EPK. You decide.

Lyrics

Second Life (is where I want to be)

Written By: Niko Donburi

Second Life, it's where I want to be
'Cause when I'm there the real world don't bother me

So I'll log in, unless the grid is down, IM some friends and hope no griefers come around

Second Life, it's where my money goes. Paying tier, buying prim hair and lots of clothes

on my 512, I just rezzed my last prim; looks like I'm gonna have to get myself a sim

In Second Life you can look real cute; with a custom made painted skin as a birthday suit

In Second Life you can be anything
like a full-Excite loaded furry with a lot of bling....

With Second Life, Linden Lab made something great. Let's hope they do not screw it up with the next update

'Cause there's no place, that I would rather be than Second Life with all my friends IMing me

Yes, there's no place that I would rather be than Second Life with all my friends IMing me

Discography

"Tales from the Grid" is available for downloading through Second Life, of course.

Set List

While my set lists are customized for each performance, my ever-expanding virtual fan club (complete with groupies!) would rebel if I didn't include a lot of the following:

"Second Life (That's Where I Want To Be)"
"Dear Linden, Dear Linden"
"It's the End of the World As We Know It (In SL)"
"My Favorite Things (About Second Life)"
"Escape - The Second Life Song"
"Living Virtually"
"44 Lines about 22 Lindens"
"Should I Log In or Should I Go Now?"
"Virtual Stranger"

As for "covers", I subscribe to a few rules:

(1) I don't cover songs originally performed by a solo singer/guitar player;

(2) I do my best to modify the song so you don't know what it is until the second chorus; and

(3) Medley's rock!