Friday, April 30, 2021

Seekers on Saturday

We're having a sing-a-long party with Mavis Cock (who later became Judith Durham).

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 2015.  However due to the ill health of lead singer Judith Durham, the band has just ended their farewell tours.  Last 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.


The Bank Holiday begins..

Get your buns over to London City, the Bank Holiday is begining ahead of May Day tomorrow.  Come Morris dancing with us!  And Madame Lala's Party Weekend begins at 1pm SL time.

May in London City

Get those speedo's out, we're having a party!

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Weekend Gossip

Well here we all are. The morning after the night before and we lived through our hangovers. Congratulations!

Last night Karen Carpenter tried her best to get us all maudlin, but she hadn't figured on us being innoculated thanks to an hour of cheery tunes beforehand. 

Here are some pictures of the party, but first, catch up on the news. The only broadcast you ever need to here.   See you at Substation at 11am PDT (7pm UK) and at The Worlds End Beach party at 1pm SL. 


Friday, April 23, 2021

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 of 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:

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The Queen's 95th Birthday

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth is 95 today.  There will be no gun salute to mark the Queen’s birthday as she continues to mourn the loss of her beloved husband of 72 years, the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The "Year of celebration" event which included 95th Birthday coins from the royal Mint and collectables, all planned before the death of the Duke, are now understood to have been cancelled.  It is the first time that the Queen's Birthday will not be acknowledged or celebrated in any official form.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Good Mourning

Is it the morning of the night before.  Such revelry, dancing, singing and drinking on a Saturday night has not been seen since last weekend!

Here's the Newsreel (the only news your ever need to hear) and some pictures from the Dusty Springfield show.  Don't forget, today at 11am SL (7pm UK) its Substation, followed by Katty playing Gin drinking music on the beach from 1pm SL.

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.


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.

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.


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.