Sunday, January 31, 2016

The weekend video review



On Saturday night, the lovely Tina Tuna came out of retirement to perform a top class gig here in London City.

Hope you enjoyed the show as much as we did and if you couldn't make it, here's a brief recap..
Video is Hi-Def, so don't forget to click the cog and set it to the correct quality for your viewing pleasure!


Friday, January 29, 2016

Tina Turner on Saturday



Born Anna Mae Bollock and best known as Tina Tuna, her musical career got going in the 1940s.

Tina and loving husband Ike Turner had a string of notable hits, River Deep Mountain High, Nutbush City Limits and Proud Mary and enjoyed their success with cigarettes and whisky and wild wild  women.

However, behind the scenes Ike was knocking seven shades out of poor old Tina and they split up in 1976.  Five years later, after getting rid of her junkie husband, Tina hit superstardom with Let's Stay Together, Private Dancer and What's Love Got To Do With It.  A legend came into being.

Enjoy Tina's most famous hits this weekend, here in London City.


Tina Turner in Concert.  Party starts 12pm SL with the Concert an hour later at 1pm SL
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City3/177/159/23

Friday, January 22, 2016

Elvis in Concert




The King himself, Elvis Presley comes to Regent's Park, London City on Saturday.

Performing all of his most famous songs, Elvis night starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later at 1pm SL.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/98/107/24

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Not long until Spring



If you live in the UK or other parts of Europe, there is every chance that now we have all endured another Christmas, that you're probably getting a little fed up with winter and you are looking forward to a bit more daylight and some warmer days.

January is the usual drag, but as we are about to enter February, it means that Spring is only a month away.

Thankfully Spring has already sprung in London City, so you can immerse yourself  in bright surroundings which is especially handy when it is a little gloomy outside your RL window.



Meanwhile back in real life, it is still dark at around 4.30pm, but not for long!  A month from now Sunset will have crept back to 5.30pm and will steadily increase by a few minutes each day.

Early in March it increases to 6pm and in April 8pm!

So you see, it really isn't long to wait. Spring is just around the corner.

If you fancy kitting yourself out for the new season, many of the stores in London City are already getting their spring/summer wear out on sale.  Every year, just like real life, we need essential new items such as sunglasses, shorts and flip-flops.   Now is a good time to browse for new ideas!







Monday, January 18, 2016

The London Road



Mr and Mrs P have reopened their News Agents in the London Road in London City Gateway.
This up and coming road has already attracted the charity chain Charidee who moved in today, right next to the Job Centre.

Check out the London Road in the Gateway: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20Gateway/122/135/24

Follow the Blue Roads for information about London City.





Friday, January 15, 2016

A weekend of great events in London City




Its the weekend.  Join us in London City for a weekend of fun events!

On Friday join us from 10am SL (6pm UK) for Churchills in London City North, 11am for Bar Soho and 1pm (9pm UK) for Madame Lala's.   Friday night... sorted!

On Saturday the events start at 11am (7pm UK) in The Worlds End, 12pm for the Concert at 2pm in Bar Soho.

Celebrate the music genius of David Bowie at the London City concert on Saturday.

Featuring Let’s Dance, Space Oddity, Heroes, Changes, Under Pressure, China Girl, Modern Love, Rebel, Rebel, All the Young Dudes, Panic in Detroit, Fashion, Life on Mars, Suffragette City and more!

Event starts 12pm SL / Concert at 1pm SL
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/101/112/24

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Jackhammer Aesthetic Clothing for Men



Jackhammer, in London City West, has released a brand new range of clothing for Aesthetic Male avatars.


Brand new designs, including torn & weathered denim vest and cargo shorts,
'Peace Out,' Stars & Stripes, and Union Jack Denim sleeveless hoodies and of course muscleboy tanks and tees.


Check out these new designs here:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20West/182/62/24


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Linden Lab explains what went wrong at the weekend



April Linden has written on the official Second Life blog, to explain what went wrong over the weekend resulting in the severest performance issues in a very long time.

To see the message in full, see the link below.

We had a series of independent failures happen that produced the rough waters Residents experienced inworld.

[...]

I’m really sorry for how rough things were inworld this weekend. My team takes the stability of the grid extremely seriously, and no one dislikes downtime more than us. Either one of these failures happening independently is bad enough, but having them occur in a series like that is fairly miserable.

April Linden

Sunday, January 10, 2016

London City Gateway open for a PREVIEW



Whilst the building for London City Gateway continues, we are pleased to let you know that the initial phase of the completed building work will give a good flavour of what is yet to come in the Gateway in terms of  additional content, useful guides and free items.

The region is now open for Preview.. and by preview we mean that not everything is working yet, not all texturing is complete and there are a lot of things still to be set in their correct position.

If you would like to have a look around the London City Gateway region and see our progress so far visit: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20Gateway/183/85/24




Friday, January 08, 2016

Everly Brothers on Saturday



Appearing  this Saturday: The Everly Brothers.

Don and Phil Everly first became famous back in 1957 with Bye Bye Love and quickly established themselves as Rock n Rollers for the rest of that decade. Wake Up Little Susie, Cathy's Clown and Walk Right Back followed successively before they moved into the rock-a-ballad style they later became synonymous with.

In the mid 1960's they chart topped with, Crying In The Rain, Devoted To You, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Love Is Strange, Ebony Eyes, When Will I Be Loved and other softer rock songs.

By the start of the 1970's both brothers had become addicted to amphetamines which lead to a nervous breakdown for Don and the duo stopped recording. By the time both were recovered, disagreements had turned into a feud and the brothers did not perform, nor communicate with each other for a decade and pursued fruitless solo careers.

Thirteen years after the split, they performed some tense reunion concerts together beginning in the UK in 1983 where they had agreed that they would only talk to each other whilst on stage, but only if it was necessary.  Encouraged by the media hype of the reunion, in 1984 they recorded, On The Wings Of A Nightingale which was to be their final song to enter the charts.

By the 1990's the brothers had made peace with each other, but their stop-start careers had eroded their following and they continued to perform one-off reunion concerts every few years until their last appearance in 2004 as featured artists for the Simon & Garfunkel tour Old Friends, Live On Stage.

Phil Everly died in 2014, but the Everly Brothers legacy will live on.
We invite you to experience their heyday and bask in the incredible love songs penned by these talented and troubled souls.

Party in the Park is at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the stage show an hour later.
Location:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/106/111/24

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Beach Party - Video Review



Spring has sprung in London City. To celebrate the end of Winter, on Saturday, Joe Dolan serenaded us at the first Beach Party of the year.   With the sun on our backs and the chilled atmosphere, it made for a great evening.   Thanks to everyone who came.