Friday, August 31, 2018

Johnny Cash on Saturday



There are few recording artists who are considered an example of  'cool' throughout their careers and remain there long after their death, but Johnny Cash is one such person.

The American singer-songwriter was one of the top selling music artists of all time, selling more than 90 million records worldwide.

Drug and alcohol abuse featured prominently in his early career until he met and fell in love with June Carter, who was independently famous as part of the bible singing Carter Family.  Cash said he had an epiphany when meeting Carter and his devotion for her made him clean up his habits and embrace the teachings of the Lord.   (Everyone say Hallelujah!)

Johnny Cash is best know for songs, Hurt, A Boy Named Sue, Ghost-riders, Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire, When The Man Comes Around, Jackson and Walk The Line.

He is appearing as a solo act for the first time ever in London City with a brand new show on Saturday and you are invited to spend some time with this great icon.

The party starts at 12pm SLT (8pm UK), with the concert an hour later at 1pm SLT.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Exclusive: Free Altamura Mesh bodies




There was excitement today in London City,  as Altamura announced a collaborative project to offer free mesh Bento Bodies in the Freebie Megastore.

The Jenny (female) and Robert (male) avatar come complete with mesh head, and are carefully designed to still support standard avatar mesh clothes.

Jenny and Robert are exclusive gifts, available only in London City.

Just touch the vendor and click "Deliver" to receive your free Bento body.  Wear the item to unpack and everything you need will be placed in your inventory in a folder named "Altamura".

Collect this gift at the Freebie Megastore, located here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/100/211/24

With additional bodies, soon to be available in Freebie Megastore, be sure to make a Landmark and visit regularly, or join the group.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Bank Holiday



Thank you to everyone who came to London City's 9th Birthday bash last night.  What a great event.  It was great to see so many of you here.

This is a long weekend in the UK, with Bank Holiday Monday tomorrow. 

Catch the rest of parties today, with Worlds End Quiz on the Beach at 1pm SL, but first, ficking off with Substation at 11am SL time (7pm UK) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/25/221/17




Saturday, August 25, 2018

London City 9th Birthday



It is London City's 9th Birthday Party today at 12pm SL time (8pm UK), so please come and help us celebrate as the City starts its tenth year!


Friday, August 24, 2018

Seekers on Saturday




It's London City's 9th Birthday and we're having a sing-a-long party with  Mavis Cock (who later became Judith Duham).

The Seekers are an Australian up-tempo folk/pop quartet, formed in 1962.

They were the first Australian pop group to achieve major chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States.

The group had Top 10 hits in the 1960s with I'll Never Find Another You, A World of Our Own, Morningtown Ride and Georgy Girl.   The Carnival Is Over is still one of the top 50 best-selling singles of all time in the UK.

Reformed in the late 1990's, The Seekers were still regularly performing until last year.  However due to the ill health of lead singer Judith Durham, the band has just ended their farewell tours.  This year a new show on Broadway called Georgy Girl and telling the musical story of the band has reignited interest in the group.

Enjoy The Seekers in London City on Saturday.   Party starts at 12pm SL time (8pm UK) with the show an hour later.

 TP: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/100/100/23

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Another Bank Holiday and another Party




It is London City's 9th Birthday Bash this weekend and its happening over the Bank Holiday.  This sounds like thirsty work!

Brits are crying out for another Holiday, it has been weeks since the last one, so most of the country is looking forward to a long weekend, with Monday as the Bank Holiday.

This is the final public holiday of the summer, with the next ones being Christmas Day and Boxing Day. 

This public holiday also marks a quick sell-off in the retail sector, to be rid of certain goods to free space up for the Halloween and Festive seasons.

There! I mentioned Christmas in August, forgive me!

So we can expect lashings of cheap grog and last minute sales from all the major supermarkets, with cheap sausages and burgers thrown in for the inevitable Bank Holiday Barbie.

As usual, as part of our public service, we've looked around for the best star deals on grog for this weekend as the boozy Brits sup their pints like there is no tomorrow.

 And they are.. Peroni, 12 bottles for £14 and Stella, 18 cans for £14, both from Sainsbury's.

Carling, 18 cans for a tenner, from Asda!

That concludes this public service announcement!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Substation Sunday



Last night in London, unless you were here, you missed the sensational Cuban Godness, Margarita Practan! 

A truly magical show.  Magical in so far as she managed to turn a 45 minute performance into one that seemed to last several life times.

There is more to come with Substation today at 11am SL time (7pm UK) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/25/221/17



Friday, August 17, 2018

Pracatan on Saturday: "I lub ewe"



Margarita Pracatan is a Cuban singer who found unexpected success in the 1990s.

Her big break came on the Clive James TV show where each week Margarita would play out the show, singing  her own unique rendition of a beautiful ballad performed on a Casio electronic organ, often with an unusually fast beat.

Now, in London,
she  performs a breathtaking show with an unusual orchestra.

A show not to be missed!

Party starts 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later at 1pm.


Friday, August 10, 2018

John Holt on Saturday



John Holt in Concert, on Saturday!

Born in Kingston Jamaica in 1947, Holt was one of the biggest Reggae stars by the early 1970s.

Four years ahead of Bob Marley, in 1973 John Holt's Album 1,000 Volts of Holt became the first Reggae Album to break into the UK's Top Ten, spawning Top Ten singles entries for Help Me Make It Through The Night and Touch Me In The Morning.

Although subsequently eclipsed by Marley, John Holt is regarded as the first mainstream artist to bring Reggae music to the masses and he released 56 follow up Albums and toured regularly all over the world until his untimely death in October 2014, aged 67.

Join us on Saturday for original reggae with John Holt.

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later at 1pm SL.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/98/107/23

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Celebrating 9 years of London City



London City in the olden days (circa 2010)
Since 2009 London City has been the primary community region for tens of thousands of Second Life residents.

In August 2018 London City will be 9 years old and invites all residents young and old who have special place in their hearts for the greatest city in the world, to join in and celebrate during a month of activities and events to mark this milestone.  What's more, there is a carnival and funfair arriving for the bank holiday!

A picture says a thousand words, so sit back and look at the top 2,000 pictures we've selected from our archive that best describe London City!


Sunday, August 05, 2018

Substation Sunday



It has been another terrific weekend in London City, but there's more to come with Substation today at 11am SL time (7pm UK) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/25/221/17





Friday, August 03, 2018

Drifters Beach Party



Well, Saturday night at eight o'clock, I know where I'm gonna go... To the Drifters Beach Concert in London City!


Spanning fifty years (and counting) and with sixty Drifters members so far, this is America's longest running band.

Their songs include, Saturday Night at The Movies, More Than a Number in my Little Red Book, On Broadway, Kissin' In The Back Row of The Movies, There Goes My Baby,  This Magic Moment and many many more.

The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and The Drifters are on stage at 1pm SL.