Friday, April 26, 2019

Kate Bush - Saturday



Out of the blue, at the age of 19, Kate Bush topped the UK singles chart with her debut single Wuthering Heights and was the first British woman to have a UK number one with a song she had penned herself.

She has had a further 25 top 40 hits with songs, The Man with the Child in his Eyes, Babooshka, Running Up that Hill, Wow, Don't Give Up, King of The Mountain and many more.

She had not performed on stage in nearly twenty years, but in 2015 did a brief tour for die-hard fans where tickets are changing hands in excess of £400.

Enjoy the music of Kate Bush this weekend in London City as we pay tribute to one of Britain's icons of the 70s and 80s.

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

Location http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/122/112/23



Tuesday, April 23, 2019

St. George's Day





Happy Saint George's Day.  Saint George is the Patron Saint of England.

Today marks the day that a fire breathing dragon was slain.  <insert mother in law jokes here>

In old England, brave George is remembered for summoning tremendous strength, courage and determination.  He killed the dragon that has been attacking the villagers, destroying their crops and turning their homes into ashes.

St. George was actually an outspoken Roman soldier serving a Pagan Emperor. He protested the treatment and torture of Christians by his fellow Romans.


He paid for his beliefs when he made a plea to the Emperor Diocletian to spare the lives if Christians. The Emperor decided that if George cared so much for these lowly citizens, then he must also be a devout Christian himself.  He was tortured to force him to deny his faith and when this did not yield the desired response, he was beheaded. Poor George was only 33.

The slaying of the dragon is symbolic of the courage George showed against the Emperor.  It is however a little ironic that George did not win his battle, nor did he ever set foot in England.  He was born in Turkey and died in Palestine.

Saint George's day was adopted in 1222, when he replaced Saint Edmund the Martyr (King of East Anglia) as England's Patron Saint.

You can visit George and The Dragon here in London City: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/60/236/23



Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter





Happy Easter everyone. 
The Real Jan Crouch

Whatever you are planning to do today, whether its the Sunday Roast, or roasting yourself in this fantastic heat wave,  we hope you have a wonderful time.

If you find yourself online, pop in to London City for the Giant Egg Race, Substation, Worlds End and more!

These pictures from last nights "Revival".




Happy Birthday




Happy Birthday your Majesty.  93 years young today!


Friday, April 19, 2019

The Jebus Revival, Saturday in London City





Jan Couch     -      Tammy Faye Bakker     -      Vestal Goodman

This weekend in London City, we're holding a "Revival".  A toe-tapping high tempo, deep south, Gospel concert, starring our versions of Jan Crouch and Tammy Faye Bakker as hosts, with Vestal Goodman (known as Vestal Virgin) as the lead performer in our show.

In America, selling God is a multi-billion dollar, tax free business, raking in wealth for its televangelists, unimaginable even by the most famous of performers.

Each week millions of people tune into crying preachers who offer everything from cures for terminal illnesses to guarantees of making you as rich as them, so long as you send them your hard earned cash on a regular basis.

The premise being that God is a bit strapped for cash and that a mighty oak will grow from the acorn you plant.

Perpetually embroiled in scandals of racketeering, prostitution and embezzlement, it is also a cut throat business with each ministry condemning other ministries and producing evidence on each other,  as they compete for the prize fund of your money.

Kenneth Copeland     -     Benny Hinn     -     Robert Tilton

Top of the tree is Kenneth Copeland, with a tax free estimated worth of over a billion dollars, a fleet of private jets and his own airport, all used for spreading the word of the ministry... and holidays.

Every so often things go wrong, as it did in 1987 for Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, who were the original Satellite Televangelists. Jim was found guilty of mail fraud and sent to prison for 47 years, but paroled just 5 years later. His mistake was to oversell time-share stays at Heritage USA, a city he had built to spread the good word.

Since the Bakkers mistakes, other televangelists have stopped offering tangible assets and instead offer to use their own hot line direct to God (who speaks to them constantly) to get you the things you want.  Since this cannot be measured, its all perfectly legal and profitable in the extreme!

However, with such extreme stakes involved, the production value of the shows produced by each ministry is paralleled only by Walt Disney studios.

Our Revival concert highlights the very best of the glitz and glamour you can expect as your sins are melted away.  It is tongue in cheek, has a free bar with hard liquor, the occasional hooker for our preachers and lots of crying.

We are not poking fun at people's beliefs, we are however aiming to lambaste the highest paying entertainment job in the world.

Starts 12pm SL (8pm UK) with 'The Hungry Goodmans' on stage from 1pm SL time.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/87/107/23



Revival on Saturday!



Today is Good Friday, so be sure to maximise your sinning, so it can be redeemed tomorrow at the Revival!


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Bank Holiday is here!






Well here we are again, with another long Bank Holiday Weekend.   Just like real life, its going to be a scorcher in Second Life too.

The Olympic sized paddling pool will be back for you to strut your stuff in your new (and hopefully not recycled) bathing costumes.  The on-site bar serving cold pies and warm beer is available for your convenience and there are special events throughout the long weekend and of course the Saturday night concert!

To enjoy this virtual extravaganza you will need copious amounts of alcohol, and as ever, we've researched the best beer deals nationwide as a part of our public information service.

Deals this weekend include Carling at Asda, 36 cans for £21, Kronenbourg at Sainsbury's, 18 cans for £14, and at Tesco, an offer of Desperados Tequila Beer, just £20 for 24 bottles!

Of course if you're on a budget and enjoy giving your bladder a thorough workout on your way to inebriation, check out the bargain bucket grog available in the cheap-seat isles of most supermarkets.

We hope to see you, in whatever state you arrive, for the Bank Holiday Parties, here in the City.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Jesus is coming, this weekend!



Tammy Faye Bakker is here to save your soul, but only if the Price is Right!

The Bank Holiday is nearly upon us. 

Be sure to check the blog later in the week for news of the best booze deals available for the upcoming holiday, so that we can all be totally off our tits for Easter, as the good Lord intended!

You may also want to do a bit of extra sinning this week too, so you can take absolutely no responsibility for any of your actions, just like a real Christian,  and blame it all on the Devil, whilst getting your soul redeemed at Saturday's Show!





Saturday, April 13, 2019

London City North - Home Rentals




Check out the remodelled London City North!

New for Spring 2019 London City North has a brand new feel, with open areas, parkland and trees and private parcels for you to build/rez your own home in the heart of the City.



As always, residential rentals in London City come with totally configurable land privacy that you can set yourself.

Typically a parcel measuring 36 x 36 metres, supporting 326 prims costs 649L per week, although smaller sized parcels/prim counts are available.



RESIDENTIAL PRIVATE LAND PERMS:
As a Private land tenant in London City you can:
Build/Rez
Change media settings
Deed objects to group (media)
Eject and Freeze Residents
Eject members from Group
Manage Allowed and Banned Residents list
Set Home to Here
Return non group objects
Return objects owned/deeded to group
Set privacy (see and chat with others)
Set land to public or private access



For a real-time list and a teleport link, of all available property in the London City estate see https://mainlandlondon.blogspot.com/p/rentals.html






Friday, April 12, 2019

Seekers on Saturday




It's the run up to Easter 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

It's the Weekend!



At last, it is the weekend before Easter, so time for us all to get into the Party mood!

Here is a flavour of what we have for you to look forward to this Weekend and beyond...


Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Disconnects




A few hours ago, Linden Lab blogged about the 'disconnects on teleport' problem affecting residents.

It appears that at this time, they are still unsure as to how to fix the problem, but have a large team of their best people working on it.

In their own words...

Many Residents have noted that in the last few weeks we have had an increase in disconnects during a teleport. These occur when an avatar attempts to teleport to a new Region (or cross a Region boundary, which is handled similarly internally) and the teleport or Region crossing takes longer than usual.  Instead of arriving at the expected destination, the viewer disconnects with a message like:  

Darn. You have been logged out of Second Life.
You have been disconnected from the region you were in. 

We do not currently believe that this is specific to any viewer, and it can affect any pair of Regions (it seems to be a timing-sensitive failure in the hand-off between one simulator and the next).  There is no known workaround - please continue logging back in to get where you were going in the meantime.  

We are very much aware of the problem, and have a crack team trying to track it down and correct it. They’re putting in long hours and exploring all the possibilities. Quite unfortunately, this problem dodged our usual monitors of the behavior of simulators in the Release Channels, and as a result we're also enhancing those monitors to prevent similar problems getting past us in the future. 

We're sorry about this - we empathize with how disruptive it has been. 



Sunday, April 07, 2019

Free sunshine Gift from Elle et Lui





Here's a lovely free gift to enjoy during the sunshine from Elle et Lui. 
His an Hers, interchangeable and resizeable  mesh Sunglasses, absolutely free!

Also while collecting them, check out tons of up-to the minute design releases from the creative designer, Hannah Pitty.

Visit the store here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/227/168/24



Friday, April 05, 2019

Blondie on Saturday



Forty years ago, waitress Debbie Harry, who had been performing part-time in a folk band, formed Blondie with her friend Chris Stein.

In 1976 they released their first album Blondie and from then on became a huge success in Australia, England and America.

Although the bulk of their hits were in a relatively short timespan from 1978 to 1981, their most successful release, Maria was not until the band reformed, many years later in 1999.

Now regularly touring again, you can enjoy the hits once more at The Blondie Tribute Concert, this Saturday in London City.  The party begins at  12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Concert Area: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/123/110/23

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Uploading sounds longer than 10 Seconds



For those of you who enjoy a bit of a challenge, here's a neat trick to upload sounds longer than 10 seconds and up to 57 seconds.

First pull up your Audacity software and load the clip you want to work with.

In the bottom left hand corner, change the Project rate to 176400 Hz

Now use the pull down menu next to your sound file and change that to 352800 (Fig.1) and you will notice the sound compresses.

Next go to Analyze, then choose "Regular Interval Labels" 

Then set Label Interval Seconds to 10, and Number of Labels to 2 for 20 seconds, 3 for 30 seconds and so on. (Fig.3)  If you have problems at this stage, change the Label Placement Method to "Number of Labels" and try again.

Now go to File, "Export Multiple" and choose the export type as Ogg Vorbis File.

This will create several files named 01Label, 02Label and so on.

All you need to do now is a Bulk upload in Second Life and upload 01Label and you will have imported a wav file longer than 10 seconds.

Fig.1
Fig.2


Fig.3


Monday, April 01, 2019

Spring and Easter!



Spring has arrived and Easter is just around the corner.

London City will be hosting our famous Egg and Spoon Races, The Easter Egg Cash Hunt and the dubious race without a name, through April.

Also for Easter itself, we have the Televangelist Revival show, with all the top stars of the church just begging for your money whilst singing songs about suffering.

We've also got special shows for the holidays, so be sure to keep in touch with this blog!