Friday, April 16, 2021

Dusty Springfield on Saturday



Perhaps one of the most iconic looks of the 1960's belongs to singer Dusty Springfield, with her white backcombed hair and thick eyeliner.  It was a look that so many have tried to emulate.

Dusty, hit the charts in 1963 with I Only Want To Be With You, and from that moment on both sides of the Atlantic, a star was born.  She followed her first hit up with many more, including Wishin' and Hopin', I Only Want To Be With You, I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself, You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, and Son of A Preacher Man and many many more.

Dusty is appearing in London City on Saturday and the party starts at 12pm SL time (8pm UK), with the show an hour later at 1pm SL time.

Problems returning to a region?



If you are one of those affected by Teleport failures when returning to a region you have previously visited during your session, it appears increasingly likely that it is due to your Antivirus software,  in particular, Malware Bytes.

Maestro Linden writes on  BUG-229871 

Per the findings in the comments thread, it appears that this issue is caused by Malwarebytes interfering with the viewer's connection to the simulator. I recommend either relying  [on] different antivirus software than Malwarebytes or follow Lucia's instructions to explicitly whitelist the SL viewer 

This may also affect other AV software and/or other 3rd party viewers.




Sunday, April 11, 2021

The weekend review



Here are some pictures from last night's concert in London City (and the newsreel).
The weekend continues with events at 11am SL (7pm UK) with Substation retro and then Katty drunk as a lord mashing her records on the World's End beach at 1pm SL (9pm UK).








Saturday, April 10, 2021

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



Friday, April 09, 2021

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh




Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace has said.

A statement from the Palace said: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

Great Britain will now begin a period of national mourning, until the day of the Duke's funeral, the longest serving consort to a monarach, in history.  The Duke would have had his 100th Birthday in June.

The Duke, who hated “fuss” and took a no-nonsense approach to life, had planned a royal ceremonial funeral, rather than a State funeral, giving him the same status as Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

Buckingham Palace has indicated that it will be a revised funeral in accordance with coronavirus restrictions and the Prince's wishes.  Current legislation limits funerals to 30 members.  The funeral is likely to take place in one weeks time.

For those would like to mark the passing of the Prince in Second Life, a black armband is available in the meeting area.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/86/222/23




Sunday, April 04, 2021

Happy Easter Sunday



Pictures from last night's Revival show.  We hope you enjoyed Absolution from your sins.  Thank you for coming to the Televangelist special!  And despite all the grog this morning I can walk!  It's a miracle.

See you for Substation at 11am SL (7pm UK) and World's End on the beach at 1pm SL (9pm UK)

Friday, April 02, 2021

Easter, The Jebus Revival!





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



Thursday, April 01, 2021

Eastermas Eve - Grog on Sale!



Here come the holidays!  Four days of rest and relaxtation, eating and drinking.. 

It is like a low maintenance version of Christmas because you didn't need to buy presents or see the relatives.

Get your Easter Bonnet's on for Madame Lala's today from 1pm SL time (9pm UK) as the partying officially kicks-off! 

As always and as part of our public service and customer care, we have scoured the supermarkets for cheap holiday grog. This year's winners are Asda (Walmart if outside the UK) and Sainsbury's.

70p a per 440ml can of Fosters in Asda.

53p per 300ml bottle of Bud in Sainsburys.

No wonder they call us 'Boozy Brits' , but it has been a tough old year and our therapy is arriving in a bottle!

See you in-world.  Happy Easter.



Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The long holiday weekend ahead!




Easter is almost here!  Starts Thursday evening and right on to Monday!

All our bars, clubs, speakeasies and dens are open through the holidays as the good lord would want.
The big show is on Saturday at 12pm SL time. Tammy Faye Bakker, Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, Vestal Goodman, Jan Crouch, Happy Harold Goodman take to the stage for the annual revival!

Spring Break!



Get ready for the Sunshine and Bank Holidays!

Forthcoming Bank Holidays in the UK begin on Friday 2nd April, then Monday 5th April.  Then the same again at the beginning of May and at the end of May.   If there's something we like in the UK, its our summer Bank Hols.  Come join us for fun and merriment!


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Chalet Linden Homes launched ahead of schedule!







Breaking news:  Chalet Linden Homes are now available  AND the Bellisseria continent now connects to the Satori Continent!  

Patch Linden says: Chalet theme homes are modeled after stylized European alpine wood-timbered houses (fachwerkhaus), of a type that you might expect to find in mountains of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, or northern Italy. These are not rustic buildings, but contemporary homes ready for 21st century living.


Be sure to check by the London City Portals; we will feature some of these new homes in our Linden Homes Portal. :




Sunday, March 28, 2021

The weekend in London City



Highlights from the weekend so far, and the News from the  'London City News Network' (LCNN).

Don't forget our stupid clocks changed in the night, so UK is now SL time + 8 hours.

Substation today at 12pm SLT and Katty Drunk as a skunk on the beach today from 1pm SL.









Saturday, March 27, 2021

Here comes summer-time



In the UK and Europe, the clocks go forward by 1 hour at bedtime, tonight!

This means that London City will "catch up" with the confusing USA clocks that changed two weeks ago and London time will be back to where it was, 8 hours ahead of SL Time.


Friday, March 26, 2021

Going Irish: The Nolans in Concert, on Saturday



It is The Nolan's on Saturday!

The Nolan's, who originally formed in 1974 as The Nolan Sisters, are an Irish/British girl group, famous for uptempo covers of well known songs.

In their own right, they are most famous for I'm In The Mood For Dancing, which when released in 1979, topped the charts around the world, and to this day, remains one of the most famous disco songs of the era.

The sisters, Anne, Denise, Maureen, Linda and Bernie, became regular favourites, appearing on many weekly prime-time shows, including The Two Ronnies.

Family feuds, ill health and the death of Bernie, put a stop to their act in the 2000's but the band reformed again in 2009, but stopped performing again by 2014.

Enjoy this show on Saturday at 12pm SL time (8pm UK), featuring all the Nolan's at the height of their popularity, with special guest, Kim Woodburn, who recently appeared quite demented along side Coleen Nolan on multiple shows!




Tuesday, March 23, 2021

National Day of Reflection



Today, Tuesday 23rd March in the UK is the National Day of Reflection.

The Prince of Wales to lead country in national day of reflection on first anniversary of UK lockdown.

Prince Charles will say: "Whatever our faith or philosophy, let us take a moment together to remember those who have been lost."

A minute's silence will be held at 12pm, followed by a bell toll and people are being encouraged to stand on their doorsteps at 8pm with phones, candles and torches to signify a "beacon of remembrance".



Sunday, March 21, 2021

Irish climax




On Saturday night, London City went wild for some crusties, as the Dubliners performed a wonderful concert of all the well known classic folk balads.  It was that kind of party where you could still sing along even if you did not really know the words.










And here is last nights Newsreel!


Get a dose




Quit yo' Jibber Jabber and get yo' vaccine!


On Friday as part community service and part party with nibbles, Madame Bailey hosted an event at Lala's that was literally a shot in the arm.

Being the youngest on the team (he lied), I have watched nearly all my UK friends getting their Covid Vaccine before me.

My turn is on Sunday, about the time this entry gets posted.  I have to say I feel a bit elated about it, as I have waited so long.   I've always had a bit of a phobia about people with colds, so Covid to me is very much a physcological horror as well.

If you are undecided or reluctant, reach out to me and I'll let you know how it went.  However, I do believe that the vaccine is far less frightening than the very real chance of catching this virus.

As you can see, the London team is quite large and watching everyone getting their shot before me has been unnerving in so far as every country is making end-of-lockdown plans and I am still waiting for the vaccine.

I do hope everyone in the universe gets their opportunity soon.  Til then, wear a facemask and burn the lavatory seat after use.


Thursday, March 18, 2021

Dubliners on Saturday



It is the St. Patrick's Day Weekend, the biggest piss-up since New Years Eve!

Get down to the shops early to make sure you get all the grog you need.

Join us in London City for Irish jigs, Irish Pub Songs and Folk Songs and The Dubliners!

The Dubliners are here in concert (so they are).  Drinks will be flowing, (so they will), the fife will be playing (so it will) and we'll all be singing along to famous folk music.  If you don't know the words, the just keep supping-up until you do.

Party in The Park starts at 1pm SL (8pm UK) with the show at 2pm SL.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/97/110/23


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day!



Pissed as a fart, "Two fingers of whisky please"

A very happy St. Patrick's day to you all!

Join everyone in The Worlds End pub today at 12pm SLT (7pm UK) for a right proper knees up with copious amounts of liquor.

St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Partaay, was born in Belfast in 1955 and is credited with forcing Christianity on the people of Ireland.  But he did some good things too..  He was the first 3 parts pissed Bishop who would regularly have a nip, mid-sermon for medicinal purposes whilst singing Hymn's in the style of Boris Yeltsin.

The Apostle of Ireland, came to a sticky end when he fell into a vat of rum in 1995, but left this world with a smile and a burp.

Let's all party today, its what St. Patrick would have wanted!



Sunday, March 14, 2021

Weekend roundup



The Irish Festival continues here in London City as we rev right up for St.Patrick's day on Wednesday. Here are some pictures from last night's drinkathon.



And in case you missed the comprehensive weekly news summary, here it is!

Friday, March 12, 2021

Joe Dolan on Saturday



Continuing the Irish Festival for St Patrick's, top entertainer Joe Dolan in Concert on Saturday.

Joe Dolan was an Irish entertainer and recording artist.

He is known mainly for his flamboyant shows which include many well know standards and for his high pitched singing voice, without using falsetto, which is reminiscent of Greek singer Demis Roussos.

Whilst Joe never achieved notable chart success in America, he regularly toured the States and played a residency in Vegas.  In Ireland he is the only Irish singer to have charted in the top ten in each decade from the 1960s onwards.

Joe Dolan died in 2007, but his talents live on and whilst you may not be familiar with the singer you will certainly know the songs and enjoy Joe's rendition.

On Saturday we invite you to enjoy this remarkable entertainer at Party in The Park.

Party starts at 1pm SL (8pm  UK) and the show is an hour later at 2pm SL.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/96/104/23

Sunday, March 07, 2021

How's your head?



 A fabulous start to the Irish Festival, with everyone taking advantage of cheap plonk available in the UK courtesy of the Government's budget.

Here are some pictures of the weekend events so far and a rundown of the news of the week that you might have missed...