Sunday, August 15, 2021

This weeks news and gossip!



Here we are again, with the entire world's news and gossip in just 3 minutes!

It is the only news you ever need to see/hear.   

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Friday, August 13, 2021

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.

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.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/115/109/23

Sunday, August 08, 2021

It's the newswire!



Here is this weeks newswire.  Enjoy and sorry about the lack of graphics, real life got in the way :)


The London Riots - 10 years on



2011 - Buildings destroyed in Croydon during London Riots

Today commemorates the 10th anniversary of the London Riots, which lasted from 8th to 11th August 2011.

Living in the London area, this was very much on our doorstep and fellow Londoners will remember just how frightening it was, to see huge gangs of thugs smashing up everything they saw, looting every shop they went past and then torching buildings and peoples homes, massively overwhelming the police for those 5 days.

The protests started in Tottenham, London, following the death of Mark Duggan, a local man who was shot dead by police on 4 August.  He was known to be in possession of a BBM Bruni Model 92 handgun (a blank-firing replica of a Beretta 92 converted to fire live rounds), given to him 15 minutes before he was shot.

Several violent clashes with police followed Duggan's death, along with the destruction of police vehicles, double-decker buses and many homes and businesses, which rapidly gained the attention of the media. 

Overnight, mass looting took place in Tottenham and in nearby Wood Green. The following days saw similar scenes in other parts of London, with the worst rioting taking place in Hackney, Brixton, Walthamstow, Peckham, Enfield, Battersea, Croydon, Ealing, Barking, Woolwich, Lewisham and East Ham.

10 years ago, we made this rather jerky video in London City.  In those vintage pre-mesh days we had to work with the tools we had.  




 

Friday, August 06, 2021

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 02, 2021

Pulling the plug on Gacha's



Our World's Worst Gacha to be destroyed!?

In a decision bound to cause severe upset,  Linden Lab has blogged that the immensely popular Gacha systems used by thousands of  content creators, will cease to be allowed beyond August 31st.

Gacha's really took off when the gaming rules became much stricter, preventing 'games of chance'.

Arguably, although a prize is won every time, some are or more value than others, making Gacha's a game of chance too.

Being the mainstay of so many shopping events, it is inconceivable that this news could possibly be received well by the community and this is bound to be a very interesting thread to follow.

The post reads:

Due to a changing regulatory climate, we’ve had to make the difficult decision to sunset a very popular sales mechanism for content in Second Life.  It’s widely known as "gacha", and is defined by a chance-based outcome as a result of a payment.  

We know that creators plan their content releases far in advance and will need to re-tool their products, so to mitigate the impact to those affected, we are giving a 30-day grace period, until midnight SLT on August 31.  After that time, selling content via gacha machines will no longer be permitted in Second Life.  Enforcement won’t start until September 1; after that date an Abuse Report for “Gaming Policy Violation” will be the preferred method of reporting this content to Linden Lab.  

We will continue to allow any sales where a payment is given for a known item, which means that items that had been purchased as “gacha” will be allowed to be re-sold as long as the buyer knows in advance the item and quantity they will receive. We will, of course, still allow fatpacks, and any other currently-allowed distribution mechanisms. 

We did not make this decision lightly and we understand that it will impact creators as well as event organizers and certainly the shoppers! We look forward to fun creative ways of engagement that will come instead. 

We realize that this announcement may leave the community with questions.  This forum thread is going to be monitored and we will answer any related questions in there.

Click the link above to see the post on the Lab's blog.


It's a Heatwave!



Get those summer costumes on, its the Heatwave and BBQ season!

 

Sunday, August 01, 2021

This weeks Newswire: Drink-a-long Diane Abbot. Tom Daley's lunch. Dr Fauci is shrinking!



It has been a mad week in the world and impossible to keep up with changing events.  So here it is, The Newswire, with all the gossip and the world news condensed to just 5 minutes.   The only news you ever need to hear!

Happy Sunday!    Enjoy!

Friday, July 30, 2021

Boney M on Saturday



It's DISCO time with BONEY M

Boney M is a 4 part vocal group. 
Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett from Jamaica, Maizie Williams from Montserrat and Bobby Ferrell from Aruba. The band  formed in 1975 in Germany and they gained popularity through the disco era of the late 70's.

Boney M take to the stage at 1pm SL (9pm UK) singing their most famous of songs, including, Daddy Cool, Ma Baker, Gotta Go Home, One Way Ticket, Rasputin, Rivers of Babylon, Brown Girl in the Ring, and many more!

TP to http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/108/109/23 


Sunday, July 25, 2021

Alternative Fact News for this week!



Here is an alternative look at this weeks World News, courtesy of the London City News Bureau.
Listen live every Saturday, or catch up here on Sundays!

Have a lovely weekend and see you at Substation in London City from 11pm SL (7pm UK) and Worlds End from 1pm SL time


Saturday, July 24, 2021

ABBA on Saturday



The amazing ABBA show comes to London City on Saturday for Party in The Park.

Singing all their top tunes, this most famous band of all time will have your avatars dancing in the aisles.

Classic Disco at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and the main concert is at 1pm SL (9pm UK). This is a very popular event, so claim your space on the dance floor early!

TP to Concert area 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Warm Enough?



Great Britain, where it is either 10 below freezing, or 100 Fahrenheit. 

GB is currently "enjoying" a heatwave with the mercury hovering around the 90+ mark.  This may not sound exceptional to many in warmer climates, but you need to remember that in the UK where it is "never hot" or it "never snows", not only do we not possess a single snow plough, but we are still waiting for Air Conditioning to be invented.

This little island of ours crammed with 68 million people is melting.  It was with some relief that we could all enjoy a dip in the Olympic sized swimming pool yesterday in London City.  We also broke out the fans to keep the visitors nice and cool, and what a fun time we all had, talking for hours, without hardly a moan about the weather (he lied).

Come chill your heels here whenever you wish.  Drink plenty (of water!) and bask in the sunshine.