Sunday, January 23, 2022

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Party in The Park



Every Saturday at 12pm SL you are invited to Party In The Park, featuring a guest performer in concert.

Yesterday, Karen Carpenter had a turn on the stage..

More action today with Substation at 11am SL time and Worlds End on The Beach at 1pm SL.



Friday, January 21, 2022

The Carpenters in Concert on Saturday



The Carpenters were an American vocal and instrumental duo. They were the worlds biggest selling group of the 1970's. 

Although only mainly active for that single decade, by the time of Karen's death in 1983 aged just 32, ten of their singles become million-sellers and by the millenium over 100 million albums had been sold.

"Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft", is  the recognised anthem of World Contact Day which happens in March each year, where the song is constantly broadcast by satellites into outer space.

Join us for The Carpenters in Concert.  Party in the Park starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and features songs from the era and The Carpenters in Concert begins an hour later at 1pm SL.

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

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Another work meeting..



 As Boris Johnson prepares for the fight of his life to remain Prime Minister of the UK, we thought we would show our support by holding our own version of a Downing Street Party.

As you can see, we are all socially distanced.  The one mistake we made was in not providing a Scotch Egg, which we are sure you know, is considered a "substantial meal".



  

We will be holding another 'work meeting' on Saturday at 12pm, with The Carpenters in concert.  Hope you can make it.

As a side line, people have been asking if Boris is ousted, will there be a General Election?  

No there would not.  In the UK you vote for the party and not for the Prime Minister.  The Conservative party can put in any member of Parliament in the top job via an internal vote.  They would run for another three years in power, thanks to the stonking 80+ majority Boris secured for them when he ran as head of the "package".

Such is democracy?



Sunday, January 16, 2022

Downing Street Hangover for Boozy Boris



It is that time of the week where we catch up with everything happening everywhere in the world in under 3 minutes.

 




Friday, January 14, 2022

Gordon Lightfoot on Saturday!




Singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will be performing his most famous songs on Saturday.

The Canadian born performer is perhaps best known for his songs rather than his performances of them.  His material has been recorded by (to name but a few), Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Herb Alpert, Harry Belafonte, Scott Walker, Eric Clapton and Glen Campbell.

His most famous songs include, "For Lovin' Me", "Early Morning Rain", "If You Could Read My Mind", "Sundown", "Carefree Highway", "Rainy Day People" and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" 

Still performing to this day, Gordon Lightfoot remains one of the most poetic and evocative song writers of all time.

Enjoy his concert here in London City.  The event is on Saturday at 1pm SL time (8pm UK), with the concert at 2pm SL time.





Thursday, January 13, 2022

Philip Rosedale Returns



On Monday 13th, January, Linden Research Inc, announced that High Fidelity owned by Second Life founder and original Lab CEO Philip Rosedale, has acquired and interest in Linden Lab.

High Fidelity originally began life as a VR platform in much the same vein as the Lab's own Sansar project.   In December 2019, Philip announced a new direction, concentrating on 3D sound, an immersive spatial audio, which offers depth and distance stereo. It has to be said, it is very impressive when sat side by side with Vivox for comparison.

Philip and other members of High Fidelity will re-join Linden Lab team, but it has yet to be announced whether or not Spatial Audio will become a replacement for the existing voice and sound systems.

I asked the long time friend of London City in 2019, if he would consider coming back to Linden Lab, to which he replied,  "Do you think they would have me?".    Apparently they will.

Philip Rosedale, now Philip Linden again, last visited London City just a week ago.  I wish we had managed to land the scoop!

It is very exciting that this extraordinary visionary has re-joined the team.  Philip, welcome home!

Here is a replay of Philip Linden visiting London City in 2018, exploring out loud, where Second Life might want to go next. It predates the migration to the AWS cloud system in 2020.



Sunday, January 09, 2022

Getting off to a flying tart




We were all hugely impressed with the turnout to the Bruce Springsteen concert last night.  It was nice to see that so many people had put the first week of January squarely in the incinerator and decided to party despite the 4 day week seeming to be the longest week on record.

Hang in there.  Just three more weeks and we will be in February and spring will begin!

If you are in the mood to relax and gossip, checkout Substation in London City today at 11am SL time (7pm, UK), followed by Katty turning tunes on the Beach from 1pm SL.






The first newswire of 2022



And we're back with the Newswire for 2022.

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Trump dumps in the oval office and Elizabeth Holmes feels a lot more than a prick.






Friday, January 07, 2022

Bruce Springsteen on Saturday



On Saturday, our tribute band performs a Brucie Bonus.

Bruce Springsteen an American singer/songwriter, also known as The Boss, made the song Born To Run in 1975, but had to wait another decade before becoming internationally famous in the mid-80s with Born in the USA.

He has sold more than 64 million albums and more than 120 million records worldwide and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.

Join us in London City for our tribute to The Boss, on Saturday.  Party starts 1pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later at 2pm.

Sunday, January 02, 2022

Getting ready for Spring




The joy of putting up Christmas decorations, pales in comparison to the satisfaction of taking them down and making everything ready for the Spring Season.

Sunset today is at 4.07pm, but by the end of January, sunset will be at 4.48pm.  By February it will be 5.38pm and so on!

We look forward to the spring in the UK.  Although it seldom signals good weather until April, it  does still guarantee lighter days and some sunlight getting through to our pallid skin.

The beauty of a virtual world, is that you can bring the seasons forward and we hope you will join is for some early spring sunshine in London City.


Saturday, January 01, 2022