Saturday, May 21, 2016

Simon and Garfunkel on Saturday



Remastered up-tempo Simon & Garfunkel in Concert on Saturday at London City.

Simon & Garfunkel shot to fame in 1965 after composing and recording the musical score for the film "The Graduate".   Their hits include, The Sound of Silence, Homeward Bound, I am a Rock, Cecilia, Mrs Robinson, Bridge Over Troubled Water and many many more.
at London City.

Enjoy the show here on Saturday at London City.   Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert and hour later at 1pm SL.

Friday, May 20, 2016

European Union, The result



Since November 2014, we have polled London City visitors 3 times, to see how they felt about Britain in the European Union and if they wanted to be In or Out of the EU.

November 2014  Out: 60%  In: 40%
February 2016    Out: 46%  In: 54%

We polled you again this week, directly after the Eurovision song contest thrashing to see if you had changed your minds. More than ever, you want Britain to remain a part of Europe.

May 2016          Out: 38%  In: 62%

It is worth remembering our poll is only of a hundred-fifty people each time, and those outside of the UK are also voting.  It does however still demonstrate that those who visit London City are keen for the UK to remain part of the European Union.

It costs the UK £16 Billion a year to be part of the EU (US $23 Bln).

Whether or not these votes indicate that Brits think the EU is good value at £55m a day, or if it is those from other countries wanting us to stay, remains to be seen.

The UK gets to vote in an In/Out referendum on 23rd June.

For more information on remaining in the EU see: http://www.strongerin.co.uk/
For more information on leaving the EU see: http://www.voteleavetakecontrol.org/

Whatever happens, remember to vote.
This is not like an election where we get to change our minds every five years.  This is one vote, one time and we will never be asked this question again.... unless we vote 'Out' (and if that happens, expect a second referendum).   Should we vote 'In', we are in forever.  Choose wisely.


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Eurovision, The usual result



Why do we put ourselves through it?

Our song this year was not bad at all.

Probably not good enough to win, but surely a great deal better than many others.  And yet, as usual in recent years, we came twenty-third out of twenty-six.   We're beginning to think that some of the other countries don't much care for us.

But spare a thought for poor Australia, the clear winner by hundreds of points, right until the very end, when a bizarre new voting system cut in for the very first time, suddenly awarding over 400 extra points to the Ukraine, catapulting them at the last moment to the winners of the 61st Eurovision song contest.

As long as we can see it for what it is, a political barometer that pays little attention to the talents of its entrants, and laugh it off at the end of the show as we always do, and appreciate it for all its splendor and gaudiness, then long may it  reign.

Talking politics, Britain goes to the polls next month to vote In or Out of Europe.
Now is as good a time as any, to resurrect the voting booth, which is just for fun.. and asks you, should the UK stay in Europe or Leave?
Visit the voting booth in London City to have your say.


Friday, May 13, 2016

Saturday: Eurovision Song Contest - Live in London City




It is time for the Eurovision Song Contest again!  The show that is so bad, it is great.

You can enjoy the grizzly spectacle of the campest show on earth, The Eurovision Song Contest, in London City on Saturday.

From  12pm SL (8pm UK) get your space on the dance floor as we celebrate by-gone British entries, historic winners and then listen live to this year's hopefuls as they each croon their way into the inevitable oblivion that awaits them.

Our guest hosts  Katie Boyle-in-the-bag (Bailey) and Terry Wiggan (Loki) will make you feel like you are actually there at the real thing, and the half time show features previous Euro winners Brotherhood of Man and previous distaster, Bonnie Tyler!

Come and experience Eurovision, here in  London City, with all the entrants singing their fabulous songs and the good ole UK getting its usual 1 or 2 points.

The campest show on earth is here  http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City3/136/123/23 starting at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with a prize of 300L for Best in Your Countries Colours.

Don't miss it!

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Lab Blog: Update Your Web Browser to Ensure Secure Payments



As part of ongoing work to keep transactions secure and in compliance, Linden Lab blogged yesterday that users must have updated web browsers supporting TLS 1.2 by 15th June to ensure secure payments via the SL Cashier system.

The Cashier system is the tool used when you logon to the web to make a payment via the Second Life site, Marketplace and when you purchase Lindens via your viewer.

For information including a very handy link that will test your viewer, see the official Blog here


Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Abranimations: Dances, Toys, Avatars, Games and Gadgets




Abranimations is the original content creator of motion captured dances, encoded and digitised for Second Life.  Abranimations has been in-world for as long as Second Life has been around.  In fact the original default animations in your library from Second Life of 13 years ago are the work of its creator Abramelin Wolfe.

Times have changed rapidly from the humble beginnings of Second Life and Abranimations is still the leader in cutting edge real life motion-captured (mo-cap) single and couples dances, with sophisticated HUDS, dance balls and animation overrides.


Inside the store, apart from dances, there are also hundreds of other Toys and Gadgets to try out. 

Whilst visiting London City you may have seen a tarot card table a mud wrestling pool, arm wrestling, spin the bottle, avatar cannon or an air balloon soaring in the sky.  All of these are available in the Abranimations London store.


With such an incredible range of Avatars, fun Accessories, Dances, AOs, Huds and toys, you can spend a good hour or two, just browsing this immense store and seeing what is on offer.

To visit Abranimations in London City follow this slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/26/131/24




Friday, April 29, 2016

May Bank Holiday Weekend - Boney M

























Beach Party Time!  

It has been almost a month since the last Bank Holiday, so this long weekend is overdue!

Join us in London City for the start of the Summer Season on Saturday, where we are going tropical with the legendary British Band from the 70s, BONEY M.

The party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and Boney M take to the stage an hour later, singing their most famous of songs, including, Daddy Cool, Ma Baker, Gotta Go Home, One Way Ticket, Rasputin, Rivers of Babylon, Brown Girl in the Ring, Mary's boy Child and many more!

Teleport: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/101/106/23