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March 23, 2022
GM and Aloha Frens,
Vagobond’s Recent NFT Acquisitions
- I’m not minting anything these days unless it’s either free and gasless or an essential part of a collection I already hold. I feel like pfps and generative 10k collections have come as far as they can and now it’s the established winners in this space that will give us something new. Possibly like what BAYC is doing with $APE or BYO is doing with their universe. I don’t know – but I’m watching for it and looking for opportunities to either take profits or increase my stake in projects that I think might bring about the next wave of innovation.
- The cover today is Nifty League Comic #5 – Dropped to holders of NL Comic #1-4 https://opensea.io/assets/0xbc8542e65ab801f7c9e3edd23238d37a2e3972d6/5
News & Alpha
* ALPHA * – The Vagobond Discord is one of the best free alpha servers around. You might see it in this briefing, but you’ll definitely see it in the Alpha channel of our discord first.
- There are only a few Bald Jesus POAP #1 left that can be claimed in the Vagobond Discord Alpha Channel – https://discord.gg/2nBRJJvyeR
- 1st On Chain TIME Magazine being dropped to $LIT Genesis Holders Today (Vitalik Cover)
Today's the day! 4 hours until the Blend Two snapshot (Noon PST).
— BoredBreakfastClub (@BoredBreakfast) March 23, 2022
GFM! ICYMI @idolsturnrivals is now live! Get those picks in and start building up those Filthy Habbits! Renegades can go to https://t.co/kSbBrerd83 to get those shots up. Today's picks lock in at 3:30 PST!
Questions or just want to talk a little trash? Hit us on Discord! 🐰🏀 https://t.co/DwlZ8UiB3L
— moonsofmarsxyz (@moonsofmarsxyz) March 23, 2022
— KBB (@KingBlackBored) March 23, 2022
- Vitalik Doesn’t Hate Bored Apes
- BAYC Raises $450 Million at a $4 Billion Dollar Valuation
- Gamestop’s Confusing Layer 2 NFT Platform Plans
- El Salvadore Postpones Bitcoin Bond
- VeVe Closes Marketplace after In-App Exploit
As a result of this exploit, we have closed the Market, Gem purchases and transfers while we investigate. We will update you on the expected timing of Market opening as soon as we can.
— VeVe | Digital Collectibles (@veve_official) March 23, 2022
Music NFT Beat
Updated Wednesdays by Angel Blue – See latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/the-music-nft-beat-updated-wednesdays/
G to the m frens, Happy Wednesday
I know today’s photo isn’t to do with #musicnfts but it’s just a shout out to one of my other favourite projects who holds a lot to my heart: Adam Bomb Squad. One of the first projects, I sadly missed out on but 6 months later I finally joined the squad. They really do show what community is about and to be honest what Bobby and Ben have done with the Hundreds for nineteen years is incredible and mind blowing.
Now, back to my first passion #musicnfts. Last Saturday was the Warpsound / Smiless / Deadfellaz party at the Vulcan night club in Austin at SXSW. Even though I couldn’t be there among other frens, Warpsound for thirty minutes brought the party to Twitch and Discord in a world first crossover of IRL and live experience. We got to control the AI artists at the party. It was both innovative and fresh.
So much more to come with @smilesss too, we can feel it. 🤔
— WarpSound (@warpsound_ai) March 20, 2022
Also we had the winner announced from the Warpsound x Audius competition
The amazing Back Again by Xefusion, a good fren of mine who is gonna do great in Music.
— XEFUZION (@xefuzion) March 1, 2022
Please go check his stuff out. He has been doing this for years so when he won I freaked out because he’s just amazing.
Some alpha: Lollapalooza and Warp may be doing something together. Lollafrens on Twitter have obtained a gnar heart which they have put into a game which is addicting and very nostalgic. It gives me Mario and Sonic vibes please go play it and have fun. I can’t wait to see how they are coming into the metaverse.
Meet our newest fren @warpsound_ai! Lolla & the WVRPS community are both built around a love of music so it makes sense that we should be frens!
— Lollapalooza frens (@LollaFrens) March 17, 2022
Mike Shinoda is looking to expand his Ziggurats collection to bring it to Ethereum, because there’s some amazing artists he could collab with. Unfortunately, on Tezos there is no cross chain right now. I would love and personally been trying to get him to bring Ziggurats somehow to Eth. I wanna see a Warpsound x Ziggurats collab. My two fave projects and all my favourite people together. So if anyone knows any way we can do this please try to reach out to Mike or join his discord and tell them/him Angel sent you. I’m passionate for Mike to expand and do the collabs he wants to do.
The next project I’m going to speak about is
Notes for Notes. I discovered this beautiful charity through Warpsound back in December. It’s a non-profit providing free access to musical equipment/tech, recording studios and producers to youth artists nationwide. This is incredible because music has always been a lifeline. When I was a child, there was nothing like this for me to access. I’m passionate for youth to experience something so healing as music is for me, I have mental health issues and music has been so healing for me both in creating it, just listening to it, or even being deep in the #musicnft space.
With FREE access to 🎶 instruments & tech, recording studio environments & N4N Producers, we're empowering #youth artists with the tools to enter the #music industry at a time where they can pursue their passions as careers in #Web3–and thrive! #DonateCrypto #CaringWithCrypto https://t.co/T9I9Sregkl
— Notes for Notes (@NotesforNotes) March 20, 2022
Did my #Web3 musician frens 👀 #CaringWithCrypto yet? #Crypto donations to N4N signal to the next gen of youth artists in N4N Studios right now that the Web3 community is rooting them on by supporting free access to the resources they need to pursue their musical careers. 🚀❤️ pic.twitter.com/eOhZvnezUK
— Ash Cooper Kerns 🤟🏻 (@ashcooperkerns) March 20, 2022
Also congratulations to one of the founders of Warpsound, my beautiful fren who inspires me Lindsey Byrnes. She is a part of the Coinbase Launch and this is heartwarming because she is an incredible human being and I’m glad to know her
Seeing her on Coinbase Spotlight was my favourite highlight this week. Her work on rug radio WVRPD MONDAYS and in general with Warpsound is incredible. I love her so much and she deserves this so much. Please give her a follow, her photography is gorgeous and as a fellow woman in this space it’s inspiring for this generation and many more to follow.
- If you are a Warpsound holder there is an upcoming event at NFT LA which is WVRPS X Diamond Supply Co at Diamonds Flagship store 30th March. RSVP in the discord link in bio https://twitter.com/warpsound_ai
- Rug Radio WRVPd Mondays on Warpsounds Twitter every Monday
- Bitlectro Labs – Topical Tuesdays https://twitter.com/bitlectro
- Dj BOONKBOT has amazing events happening head to their twitter and discord for their events listings https://twitter.com/boonkbots_xyz
Until next Wednesday frens – stay safe and vibe to good music
The First NFT/Metaverse Religion- Bald Jesusism
I hope you were able to enjoy the Sugar Moon (3/17) and World Pi Day (3/14) with your frens and fam. As part of the celebration of Pi Day I was able to give out over a hundred free large pizzas with Pizza Dao in Austin, Texas and for the Sugar Moon, my daughter and I had wonderful Hawaiian Shave Ice.
This is the week of the equinox and so it’s the right time to review your goals and aspirations for the year. Meditate on happiness. Gather with friends. Another thing is to get outside and do a little gardening or weeding – even just digging a little bit, getting some earth under your nails. I don’t have much of a garden space but I was able to water my pineapple plants, do a little weeding, and even grew some sprouts indoors.
The holidays of Bald Jesusism are meant to be fun and healthy for you and your fam. Enjoy them!
https://www.baldjesusdrinkingclub.com – Minting Now!- for Bald Jesus Drinking Club
.04 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
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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