NFT Music Beat- Wednesday 3/16/2022 – Vagobond Morning Briefing
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March 16, 2022
I’m here at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas and I can’t tell you how grateful I am. I’ve been so excited about this trip it is hard to express. I just needed a chance to get away – I love living in Hawaii but sometimes you need to just step away from your life – especially when you live on an island. In fact, I was so excited about this travel that I forgot to celebrate a Bald Jesus holiday on Monday when I departed – it was World Pi Day (3.14) a day to celebrate math and pie!
The travel itself was exhausting. I have to admit it. I took a red eye overnight flight from Honolulu to San Francisco and then a morning flight to Austin, Texas that got me here at around 3:30 pm yesterday and I was thrashed! I usually sleep around seven hours a night but last night I slept 14 hours! Needless to say, I haven’t gotten out and done much yet. Which brings me to my next point – this week will be a bit of a skeleton NFT newsletter. I skipped yesterday’s NFT Games update and may skip tomorrow’s Thursday Travel NFT edition as well.
I will try to share as much as I can on the Vagobond Discord, however – so be sure to check it for the latest. https://discord.gg/2nBRJJvyeR
Today, though, you can check out our excellent Music NFT edition by Angel Blue below.
Music NFT Beat
Updated Wednesdays by Angel Blue – See latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/the-music-nft-beat-updated-wednesdays/
GM beautiful people!!!
I hope you are having a beautiful Wednesday. This weeks Music NFT is a screenshot of an NFT I won with 3Q. It is absolutely mesmerising and beautiful and gives me Optimus Prime Vibes. I was a huge Transformers fan as a child so this is nostalgic. Series Zero-3,333 genesis 3Q collectibles are minting 23rd March
Loving seeing all the action from SXSW. My frens at Warpsound are there and the man who got me into NFTS Mike Shinoda.
Warpsound are holding a joint party on 19th March in Austin partnering with Smilessss and Deadfellaz. If you are holders of all three
gm smilesss fam ::)
& gm to our official #SXSW partners @warpsound_ai & @Deadfellaz ::) pic.twitter.com/fr5JyciVUP
— smilesss (@smilesss) March 14, 2022
I can’t be there in Austin but I will be at NFT NYC which I’m both nervous and excited about for an introvert like me lol.
Amazing to see Warpsound are #1 Music Project of all time on Opensea. Obviously I love the project even before it was an nft and seeing it explode like this makes me so happy. As I said I can not stress how much this is one of my favourite projects. The team have built the foundation for a beautiful community and they define community.
If you believe Music #NFTs are going to be a thing, why would you *not* get into the #1 Music project of All Time on @opensea?! We're just getting started….#WVRPS @warpsound_ai @garyvee @Coinbase_NFT @samenglebardt @novogratz pic.twitter.com/zNAUtRvusO
— Terra Naomi Englebardt (@terranaomi) March 13, 2022
So on Sunday Mike Shinoda did a short conference and a live track making performance with fluf world. I had seen the project before and think it’s great but hearing the founders explain what they are doing with AI. Learning about the Hume collective was fun too. It’s a Web3 record label with their first metaverse star angelbaby3045 which is also a Fluf. Really love how music NFTs are changing to the point you buy an NFT such as Fluf which is a 3 in one NFT. Mind blowing that the background is a NFT, the track is and NFT and then the Fluf Party Bear or even the thingy is an NFT. Like wow
Mike Shinoda says supporting artists by getting their first NFT will be even better than holding a Linkin Park first edition cassette #SXSW #LinkinPark #web3 pic.twitter.com/T1LBnDPwNy
— Casey Lau #SXSW (@casey_lau) March 13, 2022
Hearing Mike talk about how he’s also passionate about Music NFTS and empowering the artist is what inspires me to keep pushing and connecting with artists and changing the way the Music Industry is. I am excited for what Fluf world is bringing into Music NFTS and I think anyone should check them out
1) With new frens having joined our communities after catching us at @SXSW, we want to say welcome! 🐰
Whether you're joining the #Fluffle, or just stopping by to say GM, let us introduce ourselves and let you know what the Fluf we're all about. #FLUFWorld pic.twitter.com/Rb3DLvkJ36
— FLUF World (@flufworld) March 14, 2022
I have some news to share as well. In the past two weeks I’ve become an advisor to two artists on their projects. Something I’m excited to share with you.
First up we have Alex Sanzo
Can’t talk much about our project as it’s secret but more will be coming in the next month. Alex is a wonderful human who sent me a DM because of this weekly piece asking for advice and what i thought. Then we chatted and I asked about being an advisor. He said yes which is an honour. He already has music on Spotify if you want to check out his Linktr.ee on his Twitter.
Second is a member of Warpsounds community Mobitz
Another wonderful artist who I’m an advisor for to help him in Music NFTs. As everyone knows it’s a massive passion of mine to empower all artists within the space. He’s also performing at SXSW with his band PixelBands who are on Solana
I only work with people I believe in. I won’t ever rug someone after their project or mid project.I’m in it for the long haul.
- Warpsound/Smilesss/Deadfellaz irl party 19th March see link above
- Bitlectro Labs Topical Tuesdays https://twitter.com/bitlectro?s=20&t=LU-yzp51A9a_J_h6oTgYnQ
- 3Q series 3 genesis drop 3/23 link as above
Vagobond’s New Acquisitions
You can find my NFT buying methodology and more at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/
- I’m generally not paying to mint anything at the moment while I attempt to mentally chart where the NFT market and world is going. My focus is currently on the projects I already own with an emphasis on Music, Travel, and Literary NFTs. That being said – I will probably be getting some free project drops from time to time or adding to my holdings of ecosystems I’m currently in or maybe I’ll Degen into some free mints if the gas is cheap.
- The Sister Queen Deebies Witch (free for Deebies holders) https://opensea.io/assets/matic/0x865c1e5ed60f58357d7f0201c5beb46b573d4055/0
- The Wicked Chan from MKultraviolence – another free drop for something https://opensea.io/assets/matic/0x865c1e5ed60f58357d7f0201c5beb46b573d4055/0
My Chip List Top 5’s Today
(Feel free to disagree) – this list will change daily based on my own hype and holdings. To get the latest news on all of these and my more permanent lists go to https://vagobond.com/my-bag-of-nft-chips-blue-red-white/
- On Chain Monkeys
- Pixel Vault/Punks Comic/Metahero
- Moons of Mars
- Valiant Comics
- Peaceful Groupies
- Influence Asteroids
- Non-Fungible Heroes
- Danger Islands / Lazer Defi
- Battle Maneki
- 10KTF – Gucci
The First NFT/Metaverse Religion- Bald Jesusism
The March full moon is the ‘Sugar Moon’ on this day (March 17th in Hawaii) we share sweet treats with kids and the people we love and also – take the day off work if you can. Enjoy yourself. March 14th is world Pi Day. On this day we celebrate math and eat pie. Sharing pie with math lovers is a very Bald Jesus thing to do. If you are baking pies, cut the pi symbol in the top of your pie! The big one for March though is Garden Day aka Spring Equinox – Generally around March 21st. Do some gardening, get outside, feel the soil under your bare feet. Review your goals and aspirations for the year. Meditate on happiness. Gather with friends.
https://www.baldjesus.com | Bald Jesus Twitter | Holy Bjble Twitter
https://www.baldjesusdrinkingclub.com – Minting Now!- for Bald Jesus Drinking Club
.05 ETH limited to 777 total
Holy Bjble – AB version – Readable on OS! Only .001 ETH on Polygon so no gas
Bald Jesus is Your Bro! Don’t Be a Dick
I periodically move all of this to the NFT 101 page on Vagobond.com https://vagobond.com/nft-101/
Watchlist for upcoming projects:
Great Projects I’m Not In or Following:
aka projects I missed and am salty about. There are too many – see the whole list at:
Missed in March: Cyber Brokers
Tokens & Staking
These are the tokens and crypto/defi projects that NFTs have led me to. Bizarre when you think about it. See the full list at here
Cult Dao– https://app.cultdao.io/ | Manifesto
These are projects that I wanted to believe in that simply seem like they are dead. I bought into many of these instead of the winning projects above. Take that as a warning. I sincerely hope that they resurrect – but when I put them here, it means that I’ve stopped believing and looking. I hope to someday have a section at the top called ‘Resurrections’ for when projects in the Graveyard manage to rise up again. As time goes on, I have no doubt this will be the biggest section of this newsletter and I will let it keep growing so that those who care to look can understand that the majority of projects fail and investors lose money. Pick wisely, my friends, and good luck!
Newly Buried: See the huge full list at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/nft-project-graveyard/
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