Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Friday, November 25, 2022

The Ronettes Christmas Concert - Saturday in London City



Kicking off the Christmas Concerts, its The Ronettes!

The Ronettes were an American pop girl group from New York.
The immensely popular Phil Spector sound of the 1960s, had the Ronettes pitched as their primary competition to Motown and the group charted nine times and are best known for Be My Baby, Baby I Love You and Da Doo Ron Ron.

Spector had a way of taking songs and renaming the band for each song even though it comprised of the same singers, (such as The Crystals).
Other temporary members who became famous after performing as backing for The Ronettes include Darlene Love and Cher.

Enjoy The Ronettes here in London City.   Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/110/107/24

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving




Happy Thanksgiving ya'll.

Thanksgiving commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the pilgrim fathers in 1621.

Wishing our friends across the great pond, a very Happy Thanksgiving, from all of us in London City.





Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Eyes down for bingo at The Worlds End Pub




Come on over and join us for a session of cash prize bingo.  Bingo starts at 11am SLT (7pm UK time). The first person to get a line up wins Lindens.

DJ Katty will be entertaining you with her tunes.  So get your dabbers on the ready and try your luck at winning some bingo!

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/41/29/23




Friday, November 18, 2022

Our Cilla to play this Saturday



A Christmas Cillabration!

There were two main acts that dominated Britain in the 1960's.   One was the Beatles, the other was Cilla.

Whilst perhaps not quite as tuneful as Dusty or Sandy, Our Cilla had an appeal to those who were waiting for the next big thing to emerge from Liverpool and the Beatles fans catapulted her into super stardom.

Singing all her hits and some that weren't - Don't miss this most famous icon of the 1960s on Saturday in London City.  The party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Concert area

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/108/105/23

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Worlds End Pub



The Worlds End Pub on Wednesday and Sundays is the place to be for Bingo and Pub Quiz fans.  Games are free to join and pay a cash jackpot for the most skilled and often the most lucky!

Cash Prize Bingo today from 11am SLT then Cash for Questions Quiz!

Pop into the Worlds End for warm pint and a cold pie any time!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/36/12/24



Sunday, November 13, 2022

Remembrance Sunday





Remembrance Sunday is today at  11am (UK time) today, it will be 104 years since the end of World War I.

To commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

A service will be held today in world at the Cenotaph in London City at 3am SL  (11am UK)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/72/137/23

Friday, November 11, 2022

Amy MacDonald on Saturday



Making a welcome return to London City on Saturday is the wonderful Amy MacDonald, a Scottish singer, songwriter and composer, who shot to fame in 2008 with her debut album, This Is The Life. 

Singing her most famous songs accompanied by a full big band orchestra, this concert is one not to be missed!

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and the concert is an hour later at 1pm SL.

Join us here http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/109/111/24


Armistice Day




Armistice Day is observed every 11th November, to commemorate the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany on 11 November 1918.   This significant treaty brought an end to World War I.

It is marked by two minutes silence at 11am on the 11th November in respect and remembrance of the 20 million people who died during the conflict.

You can visit the Cenotaph in London City to pay respects and to collect a wearable poppy to wear.  



Thursday, November 10, 2022

Genesis Viewer Review by Inara Pey



Genesis Viewer launch party last weekend


Inara Pey, blog journalist for Living in a Modemworld, probably the most widely read independent Second Life blog, has reviewed the the first release of the Genesis Viewer.

Some highlights of the review include: 

"The Change Buttons floater does include a lot of options – far more than is the case with most other viewers, and it would appear a number have been included for those who are particularly keen on viewer performance – useful if you are running on older hardware / a poorer connection and find you need to tweak things. 

"Genesis viewer is building towards supporting all of the capabilities offered directly by Linden Lab as the “core” viewer  code base, and also folds into to the more popular options offered by TPVs.

..in the time I subjectively tested and used the viewer of the weekend, I will say that I found Genesis to be at least as performant as any v6/x viewer I routinely use."


We believe Inara's comments to be fair and we look forward to including all of the items mentioned in the review and a great many more over the coming weeks and months, whilst preserving the great performance of the Genesis Viewer.



To download Genesis or to see video tutorials, please head to https://genesisviewer.org





 

Sunday, November 06, 2022

Genesis Viewer for Second Life. The launch party.




Video of the launch party for Genesis Viewer, last night in London City.   Thanks to all who came. it was an excellent night and we could not have wished for a better launch for Genesis Viewer.  We hope you enjoyed the experience!

Filmed whilst running Genesis Viewer, filming it, streaming the music, drawing in 50 avatars and launching fireworks.

Download Genesis here: https://genesisviewer.org

Saturday, November 05, 2022

Genesis Viewer Release



The first full release of Genesis Viewer is now available from https://genesisviewer.org

Please read the Release notes to see which version is best for you.

We hope you enjoy this new viewer built especially with laptops in mind.


Genesis Viewer is part of Linden Lab's Third Party Viewer program:

https://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Third_Party_Viewer_Directory



Gunpowder, Treason and Plot




Guy Fawkes - Loved to Party
Today is the 5th of November, the anniversary of the old rogue Guido Fawkes' (now rebranded as Guy Fawkes) attempt to blow up the King on England!

Here is a potted history...

5th November, also known as Bonfire Night

Back in 1605, Guido Fawkes and his cronies wanted to protest on how Catholics were treated.

So they decided that they would try to blow up the Houses of Parliament, in particular the House of Lords, by smuggling in hundreds of gunpowder kegs into the cellar for a firework display of their own and try detonating them on 5th November as the King (James I) was opening Parliament.

Unfortunately for Guy Fawkes, one of his gang was a lag and would blab when he got smashed and word soon spread all over town about this amazing party they were planning. They were caught in the act without so much as a roman candle going off.
Penny for the Guy?

In those days execution was considered as a fitting punishment for minor crimes like stealing a loaf of bread.  So they decided on a more fitting punishment and decided to chop Guy Fawkes into bits, hang him for a couple of minutes, disembowel him and do other unmentionable things to embarrass him whilst he was still alive.

Since petty crime only resulted in the severing of limbs and sometimes being boiled in oil, this gruesome torture of being 'hung drawn and quartered' was reserved exclusively for traitors. 

Whilst Guy Fawkes was a bit of a shit, he is also widely regarded as a person who knew how to Party. 

This is still observed on 5th November every year, when people of Great Britain, literally burn money they don't have and cheer as they see it go up in flames and whoosh into the air and erupt as fireworks.. whilst those who are more sensible collect old logs, burn and effigy called a Guy and create a massive bonfire to roast their chestnuts.

Join us for a firework show today 12pm SL time (8pm UK)

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Saturday show and Genesis Viewer Launch Party




On Saturday it will be Guy Fawkes night (also known as Bonfire Night) in the UK, where copious amounts of  Chilli Con Carne will be consumed.

It is also the launch day for the new Genesis Viewer for Second Life, the blazingly fast 1.23 style viewer, brought up to date with all the bells and whistles.

https://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Third_Party_Viewer_Directory/Genesis

Our show this week is "The Night of 100 Stars",  featuring all the bands from the late 70's and early 80's  who had disco hits, performed by Pan's People.

Pan's People was a British female dance troupe most commonly associated with the BBC chart show, Top of the Pops, until the mid-1970s.  They appeared on many other TV shows in the UK and elsewhere in Europe and performed in nightclub cabaret. Due to their weekly exposure on British television the group acquired a high profile. The 'classic' line-up which existed from 1972 to 1974 is still widely recognised today.

Join us for an unforgettable night of leggy dancers and top tunes and disco singers of yesteryear re-enacting their hits as of 2021.  Let's hope they can all still carry a tune! 

The Party begins at 12pm SL 

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/100/100/23


Tuesday, November 01, 2022

November in London City



With the spooky season now over, our attention turns to the beginning of the next season and we all know what that is, but we're holding back on using the "C" word because many people get a little cross if it gets mentioned too soon!  

Join us through November for the festival of light!