One of the first ever live music performances I experienced in SecondLife was the music of The Lohners. I’m not sure if it was the fact that Lacey wore wings or that Lugg was a Dodo bird, maybe it was that they were Australian but I instantly fell in love with their sound.
Being a professional singer and musician in the real world, Lacey Lohner bought her gift to SecondLife many years ago, where she has performed with her husband Lugg also a professional musician as the Lohners. With Australian humour, relaxed manner and effervescent personality, Lacey was always popular with the crowds. You were most certainly guaranteed to enjoy the hour you spent in the company of the Lohners.
It is with such great sadness that I learnt this morning that Lacey finally lost her battle with cancer.
In true SecondLife spirit, a remembrance concert with popular SecondLife artists taking the stage has been organised from 11pm Thursday, 16th of January through to 11pm Friday, 17th of January at Lacey’s Place to show support for Lugg in this difficult time.
In this time of remembrance for Lacey, if you wish to leave a message of condolence for Lugg, Lacey’s Place has a guest book available for dropping a notecard inside whilst Gaia Rising has candles available to be lit.
A video memory page of past performances of Lacey and the Lohners has been created (here) by Robert Little whilst Alan Fraser on his blog, Searching for Ithaka showcases some live music by The Cleanskins, the real life band for Lugg and Lacey. “Don’t forget me when I’m gone” played by the band this past December seems such a fitting song.
I am sure that although now gone from this world, the memory of Lacey Lohner will live on with many forever and the beautiful fairy we all knew inside SecondLife now receives some beautiful angel wings instead.