Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Puppetry is coming to Second Life

From Linden Lab's blog:  Wouldn’t it be cool if you could animate your avatar in real time?  What if you could wave your arm and your avatar could mimic your motions?  Or imagine if your avatar could reach out and touch something inworld or perform animations?  Linden Lab is exploring these possibilities with an experimental feature called “Puppetry.”

Whilst still in alpha, your mind can run wild with where this would go as development progresses. It could end up being so much more than simple gestures, waving to your webcam and having this reflected in your SL animations.  Just imagine if you could dance and have your avatar match your movements in-world.  How wonderful would that be?   Taking this even further, perhaps you could even group dance with one person busting their moves in real life and everyone else being animated.   

This feature has tremendous potential for making avatars even more realistic and of course there is obvious comedy value too.  How awesome to know that when someone flips the bird at you, they are doing it in real life too!

Read the full story on the Lab's blog here:

September in London City

The Carnival is coming to town..

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Genesis Viewer for Second Life (New SL Viewer 2022) SKIN CHOICES

Try the new Genesis Viewer for Second Life.

Genesis is a feature packed Windows 10/11 based 1.23 style viewer for Second Life.

Blazingly Fast, Low Memory Footprint, Feature Packed, High Performance, Legacy Viewer which is Perfect for Laptops.

It offers feature rich functionality, never seen before in other legacy viewers, whilst offering lightening speed, wonderful graphics and  a low memory footprint, making this viewer the perfect solution for laptops.

This is a new viewer based on the original Snowglobe 1.23, but brought up to date for 2022 and packed with awesome brand new features, never seen before in a Legacy style viewer. Development is ongoing, so we  hope you will feed back to us in the inworld group and help us make this a truly astonishing viewer.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Johnny Cash and The Highwaymen - Saturday

Dust off those chaps and put your spurs on for Johnny Cash and The Highwaymen, appearing here in London City!

Singer Songwriters, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristopherson and Waylon Jennings unite to perform their most famous songs in one amazing concert.

The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with The Highwaymen on Stage at 1pm SL.


Thursday, August 25, 2022

Bank Holiday!

It is another Bank Holiday weekend here in Old Blighty.  

Congratulations to those of you who 'manoeuvred' early and got Friday tagged on, giving them 4 days of kicking back their heels.

Being the height of Summer (apparently) you can expect some great parties this weekend in London City and even a virtual Barbie (bring your own sausage).

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Emmylou Harris Concert

The perfect voice of Emmylou Harris.

Emmylou Harris is an American singer and songwriter.

Back in the 60s she was spotted by Gram Parsons who recognized her special talent of introducing harmonies that the song writers had overlooked.  After Gram's untimely and bizarre death, Emmylou went solo and carved her own career.

She has recorded with Bob Dylan, John Denver, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, Neil Young and most recently toured with Mark Knopfler.

In 1995 she diverged from country for a new Indy-style sound for her album "Wrecking Ball", which was panned by critics as career suicide, and yet sold more then 5 million copies.  Since then Emmylou has periodically, continued to dip her toes into this unique style of music.

She went on to win 13 Grammy's and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

Emmylou Harris appears in London City on Saturday.   The party begins at 12pm SL time (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later at 1pm SL time.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Eyes down for Bingo, at The Worlds End Pub

It's that time of the week again for a session of cash prize bingo at The Worlds End Pub.

Starting at 11am SLT (7pm UK), we will be playing bingo for 2 hours, with DJ Katty on the decks entertaining us with her wonderful selection of tunes.

The game is free and easy to play.  It's all automatic, and the first person to get a line wins the Lindens.

With our fine selection of beers and wines, good company, great music and money to be won, what better way to round off your Wednesday?


Friday, August 12, 2022

Willie Nelson on Saturday

Everyone loves a bit of Willie.  He has always been popular as part of the Highwayman concerts, but this weekend, he's out on his own appearing in London City and he will be off his face.

Songs written and performed by Willie Nelson include, On the Road Again, Always on my Mind, Crazy, City of New Orleans and Pancho and Lefty.

Come and yeehaw with the great man himself!

The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and Willie takes to the stage at 1pm SL.


Friday, August 05, 2022

Johnny Cash on Saturday

There are few recording artists who are considered an example of  'cool' throughout their careers and remain there long after their death, but Johnny Cash is one such person.

The American singer-songwriter was one of the top selling music artists of all time, selling more than 90 million records worldwide.

Drug and alcohol abuse featured prominently in his early career until he met and fell in love with June Carter, who was independently famous as part of the bible singing Carter Family.  Cash said he had an epiphany when meeting Carter and his devotion for her made him clean up his habits and embrace the teachings of the Lord.   (Everyone say Hallelujah!)

Johnny Cash is best know for songs, Hurt, A Boy Named Sue, Ghost-riders, Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire, When The Man Comes Around, Jackson and Walk The Line.

He is appearing  on Saturday and you are invited to spend some time with this great icon.

The party starts at 12pm SLT (8pm UK), with the concert an hour later at 1pm SLT.

Monday, August 01, 2022

Genesis Viewer for Lappy's

Another fabulous night in London City as Boney M performed to a packed house.

The pictures were taken using the new Genesis Viewer a high performance, yet incredibly low footprint client that will put some pep into your laptop for Second Life.