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I’d like to welcome our newest weekly beat columnist – Angel Blue. (Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngelBeArt8). Scroll down past daily news and you’ll find Angel’s introduction and first look at the world of Music NFTs. And that means it is Wednesday. Adults when I was a kid used to call it hump day which was always funny to me. I know it is supposed to be about getting over the hump, but it’s more fun to think about it as a day of humping. Lol. I hope you are all successful at humping on hump day.
Speaking of which, it’s hard to argue with success. Bald Jesus delivered more free money to adherents with the X2Y2 airdrop yesterday. Sure, you could say it’s just a matter of having transacted on OpenSea but for a religion that claims transacting on chain will result in material benefits – it’s hard to argue. By the way, today is a full moon and in Bald Jesusism – that means you should take the day off from your ‘job’ if you are able and take some time to contemplate and enjoy life. Today is the ‘Snow Moon’ so that might be a good thing to meditate on – what does snow mean to you? What kind of feelings does it bring up.
* 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.
– Free Money Delivered with Airdrop from X2Y2 – a new NFT Marketplace. To claim you have to list a number of collections or NFTs – but most people found it worthwhile with people in groups I’m in claiming anywhere from .25 – 5 ETH depending on their volume. Personally – I paper handed mine – but that has been a strategy that has yielded mixed results in the past – so do your own due diligence. This is the claim page. https://x2y2.io/tools/bulk-listing
– JP Morgan is Now in the Metaverse (which seems sort of creepy to me)
BREAKING: JP Morgan becomes the first bank in the world to enter the #Decentraland Metaverse.
— Watcher.Guru (@WatcherGuru) February 15, 2022
– Pixel Vault Origin Comics #1 will mint tomorrow at 2pm EST with a 24 hour window for Founders DAO holders to mint.
– CGC X – Main Blockchain Games Conference 2/22-2/23 https://www.cgc.one/
– WVRPS drops Encore #1 into holders wallets – WVRPS has quickly become one of my favorite projects. Great team, great community, great art, great music – and they know how to treat holders. No claim, no free with gas – just dropping it and letting people wake up to an awesome new NFT.
@warpsound_ai airdrop just landed and it's mind-blowing quality!
WVRPS ENCORE #001 – GLiTCH LIVES
– Animated GIF
– Hi-res JPG
– High-quality WAV audio
– High-bitrate MP4 video
– Audio stem package
This project just keeps building & keeps delivering unmatched quality and value! pic.twitter.com/XnlGD8J6Ih
— OppokoPaka.eth (@oppokopaka) February 16, 2022
– Upcoming Drops: Feb. 14-20 https://nftnow.com/lists/upcoming-nft-drops-feb-14-20/
Pixel Vault Community Call hosted by @VGFreakXBL & @economist at 11:00am EST on Wed, February 16. We have invited community members to host with us as @GFunkera86 will be unable to attend. The discussion will focus on upcoming drops!
Set your reminder👇https://t.co/O3UmOhdIFR
— Pixel Vault (@pixelvault_) February 16, 2022
- The Return of Beanie
Time for a thread👇
I’ve taken a few weeks off from 24/7 content creation. Unlike most “influencers” (I hate that word), I put serious effort into my Tweets, Spaces, and Discord. I don’t just guess at things, I do an insane amount of research. And for free. Unlike paid Discords.
— Beanie (@beaniemaxi) February 16, 2022
Music NFT Beat
Updated Wednesdays by Angel Blue – See latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/the-music-nft-beat-updated-wednesdays/
Hi my name is Angel Blue and I’m the new writer for Music NFT Beat. There are two music NFT projects that are very close to my heart. They are Warpsound Generative art and AI composed based on traits and metadata. Above is a photo of one of my nfts from Warpsound, who is called Nayomi. A Lofi queen as I call her. The other project close to my heart is Mike Shinoda with Ziggurats. A generative mixtape and art project. I got into Music NFTs because of Mike actually. He hosted a Warpsound stream of May 2020 and the rest is history. I DYOR and saw so much potential. I own four ziggurats personally and two WVRPS.
Then this incredible thing happened. Cozomo Medici called Warpsound the next BAYC and it’s true. An incredible fully doxxed team who became good friends of mine. Watching this evolve in front of my eyes is something incredible. I feel like a proud mom watching their child graduate.
Had an amazing time at the Warpsound x Bitlectro party. I really am amazed at what Bitlectro are bringing to the space. It was fun to be apart of and innovative and helped me relive those experiences of festivals and concerts I had missed due to the Pandemic.
Another couple of Music NFT projects I’m looking at as well because they are innovative are
0Xmusic – 777 on chain generative DJs that create full songs which are then destroyed after playing.
3Q – The World’s First 3D Animated, Audio-Driven, Generative NFT Collectibles
Boonkbots – 1337 unique boonkbots, each with a unique soundtrack called a B00nk
Audius Music – Fully decentralised music platform. Own the masters and the platform.
Music NFTS are empowering to the artist and musicians. It’s why I’m passionate about it and changing the way the music industry is as we know it. Because of Mike and Warpsound I can now achieve my dream of being involved with Music. Being a creative. Web 3 is here to assist in that.
Below are some incredible Music NFT projects and artists that I think will change the way Music in web 3 will be moving forward.
Audius – https://audius.co/
3Q – https://3q.club/
Arpeggi Labs – https://www.arpeggi.io
Wavwrld – https://twitter.com/wavWRLD_
RAC – https://twitter.com/RAC
Every Monday Warpsound presents Rug Radio
Live Music with DJ B00nkbots in the Warpsound Discord
Discord link is in Warpsound twitter
Loud Music Nft Market Place going Live on 28th February
Weekly Lunch at the Lab with Arpeggi Labs every Friday
Vagobond’s New Acquisitions
You can find my NFT buying methodology and more at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/
- Sandbox Metahelmet – https://opensea.io/assets/matic/0x8c8b2d9bf96656dabfc64ea28c3a358bfb5e2c43/141
- Bored Ape Comic #1 https://opensea.io/assets/0x1eb7382976077f92cf25c27cc3b900a274fd0012/9742
- WVRPS Encore #1: GLiTCH Lives (You gotta go listen to it! ) https://opensea.io/assets/matic/0xe99fb945fa3a5f8f2cd6c187344abbfbe09a6ebb/1
This morning’s cover (on Vagobond) is the WVRPS Encore #1 above!
Daily Features – Just click on the image to read the latest!
NFT & Metaverse Religion & Sprituality
The First NFT/Metaverse Religion- Bald Jesusism Bald Jesus – BJ is Your Bro
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
This prayer works every time. Thank you Bald Jesus. https://t.co/6l5FDl84dv
— Bjble Quotes (@BjbleQuotes) February 16, 2022
I bought some of this. I staked it. I’m not sure what will happen with it, but I like the ideology which is more like an anarchist cult than a religious cult.
I periodically move all of this to the NFT 101 page on Vagobond.com https://vagobond.com/nft-101/
— WhitelistNFT (@WhiteListNFTxyz) February 15, 2022
Moonlings – Metahero derivitive project by PVFD – https://discord.gg/cXjPutEu4h
Rap Empire DAO (Snoop Dog) – https://discord.gg/rapempire
Gnomenclature – https://discord.gg/vJD94smbnZ
Nemus – https://nemus.earth/the-nft/ – this is an ecology project.
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 February: Generative Dungeons, Heroes,
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/