Tarot @ Teatime, Episode 18: The Major Arcana Part 1

It’s Thurs­day, Octo­ber 28th and time for anoth­er new episode in our pop­u­lar orig­i­nal series, “Tarot @ Tea Time”. Tune in at 12 noon or 4pm Pacific/Second Life Time — 8pm or mid­night in the UK.

In this episode, Hon­ey and Wil­low dis­cuss the his­to­ry, imagery, and pos­si­ble inter­pre­ta­tions of the first six cards of the Major Arcana. 0 The Fool, I The Magi­cian, II The High Priest­ess, III The Empress, IV The Emper­or, and V The Hierophant.

Hits In Hi-Fi

Today — Wednes­day 27th Octo­ber — we’ll take a nos­tal­gic jour­ney back to the 1950s and 1960s and beyond, when music was on vinyl (don’t touch the play­ing sur­face!) and home audio was new and excit­ing­ly futur­is­tic… with Hits In Hi-Fi.

In the ear­ly days of stereo, a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of albums were released that were designed espe­cial­ly to show off the won­ders of this new way of pre­sent­ing musi­cal enter­tain­ment. Sounds “ping-ponged” across the stereo sound­stage; instru­ments appeared hard on one side and then hard on the oth­er… and there were a lot of space ref­er­ences, bloops and bleeps start­ing and end­ing the pieces — and once the Moog Syn­the­sis­er became avail­able, that was includ­ed in the mix too.

“Where Have You Been?” Episode 19: Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Pre­mier­ing on Wednes­day, Octo­ber 27th, at 12 noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT, 8pm and mid­night in the UK, Episode 19 of our Sec­ond Life trav­el show fea­tures Día de los Muer­tos - pre­sent­ed by Insti­tu­to Español SL.

From Insti­tu­to Español SL: Día de Muer­tos 2021 is a 100% Mex­i­can loca­tion that seeks to show one of the most beau­ti­ful and impor­tant cul­tur­al tra­di­tions of that coun­try. Once a year Mex­i­cans have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to share and cel­e­brate with loved ones who have already passed on in a fes­tive way; with respect, fla­vor, col­or, music and tradition.

Vis­i­tors are wel­come to  par­tic­i­pate in the Day of the Dead ofren­das or altars. To do so, they can send full per­mis­sion images of their loved ones to Malu Zhao.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Instituto%20Espanol/95/126/21

  • Mon­day to Fri­day : week­ly Radio Span­ish Speak pro­grams at Can­ti­na El Borracho.
  •  Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 30 @ 7pm SLT “Fies­ta de Catri­nas y Catrines” in the Sub­way room, inside the Mine.
  • Tues­day, Novem­ber 2 from 11 am — 10 pm SLT musi­cal, cul­tur­al and dance events on the main stage of Day of the Dead: Dance Group, musi­cal pro­grams with Mex­i­can music from Day of the Dead, Live singers, Read­ing of Mex­i­can leg­ends, Tales of ter­ror, Calle­jonea­da parade of Catrines and cat­ri­na, and  a Mex­i­can Film Show.

You can also con­nect with Insti­tu­to Español SL through Face­book. https://www.facebook.com/institutoespanolsecondlife

OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST:

  • Dia de los Muer­tos (2013)

  • Emi­ly Wand — Sug­ar Skulls | His­to­ry And Mean­ing | Day Of The Dead  (2021)

Join Us for Hallowe’en Week

It’s a busy week this week in the run-up to, and Hal­lowe’en itself — do join us for these on-air events, and join us in Sec­ond Life if you can for the in-world activities.

Octo­ber 26 — Novem­ber 1

Some events will be broad­cast live from Haunt­ed Hol­low (marked “*Live from/at Haunt­ed Hol­low”)

  • Wednes­day, Octo­ber 27th, Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 30th at Noon & 4pm slt/pacific — Episode 19 “Where Have You Been?” vis­its Dia de los Muer­tos *NEW*
  • Thurs­day, Octo­ber 28th & Sun­day, Octo­ber 31st at Noon & 4pm slt/pacific — Episode 18 of “Tarot @ Tea Time” — Wil­low and Hon­ey dis­cuss Major Arcana cards Zero — Five *NEW*
  • Fri­day, Octo­ber 29th
    ~ at 11am to 1pm SLT/Pacific — Free­bird TRICK OR TREAT, * Live at Haunt­ed Hol­low with Cale­do­nia Skytower
    ~ at Noon & 4pm SLT/Pacific — “The Fourth Tow­er of Inver­ness” Con­tin­ues: Week 6
    ~ at 3pm to 4pm SLT/Pacific — TAROT @ TEATIME , *Live at Haunt­ed Hollow.
  • Sun­day, Octo­ber 31st: NOTE that the UK returns to GMT today, so for the next week, UK Time is 7 hours lat­er than Pacif­ic, not 8.
    ~ at 1:30pm SLT/Pacific — A GRIMM BROTHERS HALLOWEEN fea­tur­ing Cor­wyn Allen, Da5id Abbott, Glo­ri­ana Maertens, Elrik Mer­lin, Kay­den O’Connell, and Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er, *Live from Haunt­ed Hol­low.
    ~ at 3–4pm SLT/Pacific — MELODIES OF SAMHAIN with DJ Elrik Mer­lin *Live from Haunt­ed Hol­low.
  • Wednes­day & Sat­ur­day — Fea­tured Music

Stay Tuned!

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde — Today!

Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 23rd: We are pleased, in con­junc­tion with our friends and spon­sors Sean­chai Library, to present this full-cast pro­duc­tion of Robert Louis Steven­son’s novel­la, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

The pro­duc­tion, adapt­ed for radio by Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er and Da5id Abbot, will be broad­cast in two parts run back-to-back on Sat­ur­day Octo­ber 23rd, at 2pm Pacific/SLT, 10pm in the UK.

The cast fea­tures Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er, Cor­wyn Allen, Da5id Abbott,  Elrik Mer­lin, Kay­den O’Connell, Shan­don Lor­ing and V T Torvalar.

Feel free to join us at the Hal­loween Tree at Haunt­ed Hol­low, Chest­nut Hills in Sec­ond Life, for a lis­ten­ing party.

Tarot @ Teatime — Live Today!

Join us on Fri­day, Octo­ber 22nd, at Haunt­ed Hol­low, Chest­nut Hills in Sec­ond Life at 11am Pacific/SLT — that’s 7pm in the UK — for a spe­cial live edi­tion of our pop­u­lar orig­i­nal series on the Tarot, Tarot @ Teatime.

The show will focus on the “Creepy” cards of the Tarot — the ones that make most peo­ple squirm with alarm when they are laid in a spread — and (hope­ful­ly) ame­lio­rate their scary factor.

Join Hon­ey Heart and Wil­low Moon­fire in the ground floor of the Mag­ick­al Shoppe off the square in Haunt­ed Hol­low, on the Chest­nut Hills region of Sec­ond Life.

Sounding Brass

Today’s pro­gramme — Wednes­day 20th Octo­ber — focus­es on brass instru­ments, with gen­res that range from Ear­ly Music to con­tem­po­rary pieces. The pro­gramme is ded­i­cat­ed to the mem­o­ry of the late Alan Hawkshaw.

Thus the gen­res range from ancient and ear­ly music, through Baroque and clas­si­cal, to Vic­to­ri­an brass bands, to rag­time, trad jazz, a touch of big band, right up to mod­ern works includ­ing a mar­vel­lous suite of pieces for wind band inspired by the works of Shakespeare.

This will all lead to some remark­able jux­ta­po­si­tions — and a few surprises.

In addi­tion, don’t miss the lat­est install­ment of “Where’ve You Been?”, which this time vis­its Snowy Riv­er Hal­loween and Pine Val­ley Haunt­ed Cav­erns: Noon and 4pm Pacif­ic, 8pm and mid­night UK time, and Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity, every 4 hours from 4am Pacific.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde — Saturday 23rd

We are pleased, in con­junc­tion with our friends and spon­sors Sean­chai Library, to present this full-cast pro­duc­tion of Robert Louis Steven­son’s novel­la, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

The pro­duc­tion, adapt­ed for radio by Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er and Da5id Abbot, will be broad­cast in two parts run back-to-back on Sat­ur­day Octo­ber 23rd, at 2pm Pacific/SLT, 10pm in the UK.

The cast fea­tures Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er, Cor­wyn Allen, Da5id Abbott,  Elrik Mer­lin, Kay­den O’Connell, Shan­don Lor­ing and V T Torvalar.

Feel free to join us at the Hal­loween Tree at Haunt­ed Hol­low, Chest­nut Hills in Sec­ond Life, for a lis­ten­ing party.

Classics On The Keys

Today, Sat­ur­day Octo­ber 15th, we present a wealth of key­board pieces — pri­mar­i­ly on piano, harp­si­chord and organ, but you’ll hear some oth­er tra­di­tion­al key­board instru­ments too — both solo and with oth­er musi­cal forces back­ing them.

The main spread of the pro­gramme encom­pass­es the Baroque and Clas­si­cal peri­ods, but you’ll also hear some more mod­ern pieces includ­ing treat­ments of clas­si­cal pieces, and some engag­ing lit­tle 19th cen­tu­ry pieces that are less well-known. Most of the time, there is a clas­si­cal or baroque link in there some­where, even if it’s not imme­di­ate­ly obvious.

Frankenstein — The Finale Airs Today…

Don’t miss the finale of this hor­ror/s­ci-fi classic!

Tune in today, Sat­ur­day Octo­ber 16th at 2pm SLT/Pacific, 10pm in the UK — for Part Two of the Sean­chai Library full-cast adap­ta­tion of Mary Shel­ley’s clas­sic — Franken­stein!

Fea­tur­ing Shan­don Lor­ing, Zan­der Greene, Cor­wyn Allen, Da5id Abbot, Elrik Mer­lin and Cale­do­nia Skytower.

And tune in for the lat­est edi­tion of Where Have You Been? at noon or 2pm Pacif­ic, 8pm or mid­night in the UK, where we vis­it not one, but two sea­son­al venues: Snowy Riv­er Hal­loween — Pirate Vil­lage and Pine Val­ley Haunt­ed Cav­erns.

Today’s Fea­tured Music is Clas­sics On The Keys - Clas­si­cal and Baroque pieces fea­tur­ing keyboards.