Music from the Time of Austen & Gainsborough

Today’s pro­gramme takes us back to the the 18th and the begin­ning of the 19th cen­turies, with music from the time of nov­el­ist Jane Austen (1775–1817) and the painter (Thomas) Gains­bor­ough (1728–1788) — in oth­er words, music that takes us from the late Baroque to the ear­ly Clas­si­cal period.

Smooth Jazz

Today, Sat­ur­day  27th May, we are fea­tur­ing a col­lec­tion of Smooth Jazz pieces to relax with and enjoy.

The major­i­ty of pieces are instru­men­tal and in gen­er­al the music is on the Jazz end of the New Age spectrum.

Jack Flanders in Dreams of the Blue Morpho

Tune in on Fri­day for the next episode of anoth­er excit­ing radio ser­i­al from our friends at ZBS Foun­da­tion: DREAMS OF THE BLUE MORPHO - fea­tur­ing the redoubtable Jack Flanders.

This adven­ture con­sists  of four half-hour episodes, broad­cast at noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT on Fri­days. Now read on dot, dot, dot…

The Magic of the Musical: Saturday, May 20th Live!

This show is now avail­able to Lis­ten Again on Mixcloud

May’s Episode will be LIVE from Angel Manor and on-the-air, at 2pm SLT!

Sea­son 2 of Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio’s orig­i­nal series “The Mag­ic of The Musi­cal” con­tin­ues this Sat­ur­day, May 20th, at 2pm SLT/Pacific Time, live from its home in the Gold Hall at the ele­gant Angel Manor Estate.

Where Have You Been?: Calas Relay Honor Garden

This time on our orig­i­nal Sec­ond Life trav­el­ogue series, “Where Have You Been?”, we look at the col­lab­o­ra­tion of Calas Gal­ad­hon and The Grove in aid of Relay for Life of Sec­ond Life.

Calas Gal­ad­hon and The Grove are pre­sent­ing a very spe­cial joint build in sup­port of Relay For Life’s Relay Week­end — which recog­nis­es the sea­son of fundrais­ing with a 36-region track where peo­ple can walk and expe­ri­ence spe­cial camp­sites built in sup­port of the search for a cure to cancer.

Two of the 36 regions are des­ig­nat­ed as “Design­er Regions” and Calas Gal­ad­hon and The Grove have been asked to work on a col­lab­o­ra­tion for a spe­cial build.

The region is designed to be an inner reflec­tive expe­ri­ence and also fea­tures the Calas Relay Hon­or Gar­den, and the cre­ators invite res­i­dents to con­tribute pho­tos of peo­ple in tho­er lives who have been affect­ed by can­cer, and who they would like to honor.

The pro­gramme will air on Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio on Wednes­days and Sat­ur­days at 12 noon and 4pm SLT/Pacific Time up to and includ­ing June 3rd.

S03E06 — Calas Relay Hon­or Garden
Own­er — Ty Tenk & Truck Merideth


Calas Gal­ad­hon Main Region — Mod­er­ate (find more infor­ma­tion on how to con­tribute a pho­to to the hon­or gar­den here)

  • Hon­or Gar­den pho­tos sub­mit­ted now through June 6
  • Spe­cial pre-open­ing event at the Calas/Grove design­er region June 8
    5 PM SLT — JimmyT
    6 PM SLT — Djem­be Dragonfire
    7 PM SLT – Steef
  • Relay Week­end – all regions open June 10
  • Wrap up June 14

ASC in SL — Memo­r­i­al Gardens

Classic Electronica

Today we are leav­ing our tra­di­tion­al gen­res for a while with a pro­gramme of music pro­duced with the aid of elec­tron­ic devices, stretch­ing right back to the ear­ly days of the genre, with tape manip­u­la­tion and “found sounds” and the use of dig­i­tal to ana­logue con­vert­ers attached direct­ly to main­frame com­put­ers, as in the land­mark album “Music From Mathematics”.

We take a lis­ten to ear­ly uses of the Moog and oth­er syn­the­sis­ers and albums that mixed musique con­crete with synths for a light-heart­ed melod­ic sound — from the likes of Per­rey & Kingsley.

Mov­ing for­ward you’ll hear clas­sic albums like “Switched-On Bach” and oth­er record­ings by pio­neer syn­the­sist Wendy Car­los, and oth­er quite dif­fer­ent clas­sic albums from the “Berlin School” of syn­the­sis­er music.

You’ll hear Ton­to’s Expand­ing Head Band. Jean-Michel Jarre. Jean-Phillippe Rykiel. Tan­ger­ine Dream. Tom Dis­sevelt and Kid Bal­tan. Tomi­ta. And many more. All in all, plen­ty to get your teeth into.

Then don’t miss anoth­er chance to hear the lat­est episode of our Sec­ond Life trav­el­ogue, “Where’ve You Been?”, where we look at cool places to vis­it and things to do around the Sec­ond Life grid. This time we vis­it a gallery — The Edge Gallery — that fea­tures mono­chrome imagery. You can find more details here. 12 noon or 4pm Pacif­ic / 8pm or mid­night in the UK.

“HDR Mod­u­lar Syn­the­siz­er Macro” by Peter Gorges is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The Edge Gallery — in black & white

Kul­ti­vate Mag­a­zine is a pub­li­ca­tion about the cul­tur­al aspects of Sec­ond Life — and a lot more! Its goal is to sup­port art, cul­ture, pho­tog­ra­phy, music, and fashion.

Kultivate’s endeav­ours in Sec­ond Life include the mag­a­zine (of course) but their grid pres­ence is sig­nif­i­cant, incor­po­rat­ing, among oth­er things, a num­ber of gal­leries includ­ing The Edge Gallery of Black & White Imagery, which is the sub­ject of this programme.

The Edge Gallery specif­i­cal­ly fea­tures black and white imagery and art. We take a more detailed look at the cur­rent exhib­it, which just opened, show­ing a vari­ety of artists with unique approach­es to mono­chrome 2‑D imagery.

S03E05 — The Edge Gallery
Own­er — Kul­ti­vate Magazine
Johannes Hunts­man — Own­er & Gallery Curator

Kul­ti­vate Mag­a­zine on Water Haven — Moderate


Kul­ti­vate Mag­a­zine main­tains a fleet of social media pres­ences. For the best sum­ma­ry and links, vis­it their website.

We are pleased to num­ber Kul­ti­vate Mag­a­zine among our spon­sors. Why not join them?

Tarot @ Teatime, Episode 17: Tarot History

Wel­come to Episode 17 in our pop­u­lar orig­i­nal series, “Tarot @ Tea Time”. This will be broad­cast on April 30, and May 4, 7 and 11, at 12 noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT.

In Episode 17, Hon­ey and Wil­low explore the fas­ci­nat­ing 600 year his­to­ry of the Tarot. They dis­cuss sig­nif­i­cant places, peo­ple, and dates, as well as when occult sys­tems such as astrol­o­gy, Kab­bal­ah, Egypt­ian mythol­o­gy, and alche­my came to be asso­ci­at­ed with Tarot.

Did you miss The Addams Family?

The Mag­ic of The Musi­cal is our month­ly series, host­ed by Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er with spe­cial guests, which looks at the music of musi­cal the­ater, and the lore and his­to­ries behind the shows.  It’s pre­sent­ed on Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio from the Gold Hall at Angel Manor in Sec­ond Life before a live audi­ence at 2pm SLT/Pacific Time, on the third Sat­ur­day in the month.

And after the show has aired, we post it on our “Lis­ten Again” ser­vice at Mix­cloud, so you can catch any shows you missed, or to hear them again.

But there was one episode, that went out in Octo­ber last year — our Hal­lowe’en edi­tion — that we could­n’t put on Mix­cloud for tech­ni­cal rea­sons. We’re pleased to say that the prob­lem is now fixed, and you can lis­ten to the miss­ing episode at any time on Mix­Cloud!

The episode is “Every­thing Addams”, which not only looked at the musi­cal “The Addams Fam­i­ly” but also the fam­i­ly’s oth­er, er, rein­car­na­tions. In this episode, host Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er was joined by Guest Kay­den Ocon­nell – actor, musi­cian, and sup­port­er of the arts in both First and Sec­ond Lives – who played Uncle Fes­ter in a local pro­duc­tion  of the stage musi­cal. The episode is already in Mix­cloud’s glob­al Musi­cals and glob­al Sound­tracks charts — so don’t miss this oppor­tu­ni­ty to catch it!

To lis­ten to “Every­thing Addams”, click here.

They’re creepy and they’re kooky,

Mys­te­ri­ous and spooky

They’re all togeth­er “ooky”

The Addams Family

Links of inter­est for this episode:

Music for Beltane — and more!

Today we present a pro­gramme of a wide vari­ety of music inspired by, but not lim­it­ed to, Beltane.

Beltane or Beltain is the Gael­ic May Day fes­ti­val. Most com­mon­ly it is held on 1 May, or about halfway between the spring equinox and sum­mer sol­stice. His­tor­i­cal­ly, it was wide­ly observed through­out Ire­land, Scot­land, and the Isle of Man. In Irish the name for the fes­ti­val day is Lá Beal­taine, in Scot­tish Gael­ic Là Beall­tainn and in Manx Gael­ic Laa Boaltinn/Boaldyn. It is one of the four Gael­ic sea­son­al fes­ti­vals — along with Samhain, Imbolc and Lugh­nasadh — and is sim­i­lar to the Welsh Calan Mai.

And don’t for­get, the lat­est edi­tion of our reg­u­lar fea­ture, Where Have You Been? — where we take a look at events and places around the Sec­ond Life grid. 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic Time, 8pm and mid­night in the UK. Find out more about our vis­it to a “hid­den gem” here. Plus Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity — every four hours from 4am Pacific.