Monthly Archives: September 2021

Tarot @ Teatime, Episode 16: Interviewing Your Deck

It’s time for a new episode of our pop­u­lar series on the Tarot, “Tarot @ Teatime”.

Pre­mier­ing on Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 30th and repeat­ed Sun­day, Octo­ber 3rd, Episode 16 of “Tarot @ Tea Time”, Wil­low and Hon­ey dis­cuss how to bet­ter get to know your deck.

Smooth Jazz

Today, Weds 29th Sep­tem­ber, 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.

Embrace Aphrodite’s Darkness and Ghastly Manor

Episode 17 of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?” — fea­tur­ing things to do and places to vis­it around the Sec­ond Life grid — pre­mieres today, Wednes­day 29th September.

And in this sea­son­al episode, we vis­it a labour of love cre­at­ed by Aislen Athe­ria and Kuva Nishi. They have ded­i­cat­ed a por­tion of their region, Embraced, to the dark­er side of things.

Fea­tur­ing three attrac­tions, rang­ing from a scenic rail­road to an arcade ghost-train style ride, it’s a delight­ful­ly var­ied des­ti­na­tion for those who love Hal­lowe’en fun. Tune in at 12 noon or 4pm Pacif­ic / 8pm or mid­night in the UK.

New shows added to Mixcloud

We’ve just uploaded two addi­tion­al shows to our Mix­cloud pro­file, where you can “lis­ten again” to our orig­i­nal series episodes that you may have missed.

On this occa­sion, we’ve added Episode 16 of “Where Have You Been?”, our series on things to do and places to see in the Sec­ond Life vir­tu­al world, and Episode 15 of our pop­u­lar show on the Tarot, “Tarot @ Tea Time”.

Live from the Glen

Today, Sun­day 26 Sep­tem­ber, join us at 2:30pm Pacif­ic / 10:30pm in the UK, for a spe­cial hour of music to cel­e­brate the com­ing of Autumn, host­ed by Elrik Merlin.

Tune in on our stream at or, if you’re a Sec­ond Life res­i­dent, join us, with our friends at Sean­chai Library, in per­son an hour ear­li­er at The Glen at Nowhere­ville at 1:30pm Pacif­ic / 9:30pm in the UK for the first part of a live read­ing of Roger Zelazny’s sea­son­al last work, A Night In The Lone­some Octo­ber, which will con­tin­ue week­ly until Hal­loween — and stay on after­wards for the music.

Here’s the link to the Glen: see you there!

Light Classical Music …and more

Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 25th: today on Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio, we’re pleased to present a pro­gramme of light clas­si­cal music, one of our core genres.

The pro­gramme fea­tures a wide range of both artists and com­posers, some well-known and some, per­haps, who are sel­dom heard. Lis­ten out for the likes of Tom­lin­son, Ketel­bey, Alwyn, Gun­ning and Addin­sell, for exam­ple, to name but a few, and enjoy a day of tune­ful, often relax­ing orches­tral music.

The Fourth Tower of Inverness

Today, Fri­day 24th Sep­tem­ber, we’re begin­ning the first of the acclaimed and award-win­ning radio dra­ma series from ZBS Foun­da­tion, by kind per­mis­sion of Tom Lopez at ZBS. Tune in today for the first episode of The Fourth Tow­er of Inver­ness, the ZBS series that start­ed it all back in 1972.

We’re going to be run­ning a total of 13 30-minute episodes, one a week, on Fri­days at noon and 4pm Pacif­ic time / 8pm and mid­night in the UK.

This clas­sic sto­ry is filled with all kinds of teach­ings, from Ram Dass play­ing on the Wurl­itzer of Wis­doms, to the Tibetan wheel-of-life, to Sufi sto­ries, all woven into a humor­ous adven­ture tak­ing place in an old man­sion called Inver­ness. The man­sion has three tow­ers, but Jack Flan­ders has seen a fourth. When he final­ly enters the tow­er, he dis­cov­ers there are var­i­ous lev­els, and each lev­el con­tains anoth­er world.

Fea­tur­ing Robert Lorick as Jack Flan­ders, Valerie Manch­es as Lady Jowls, Mur­ray Head as Lord Jowls, and M. Ful­ton as Chief Wampum. It’s a must ​for fans of radio dra­ma and exot­ic meta­phys­i­cal mysteries.

We don’t own the rights to ZBS pro­duc­tions, so they will not be appear­ing on our Mix­Cloud chan­nel. But if you like what you hear from ZBS, don’t for­get that you can buy mp3 down­loads, USB sticks and even the odd CD of their pro­duc­tions at, or stream them with a sub­scrip­tion at And if you like what you hear, why not make a dona­tion on their web site?

Autumnal Equinox

Today, Wednes­day 22nd Sep­tem­ber, we’re pre­sent­ing a pro­gramme of music to cel­e­brate the Autum­nal Equinox in the North­ern Hemi­sphere, which marks the begin­ning of Autumn.

The hol­i­day of the autum­nal equinox, Har­vest Home, Mabon, the Feast of the Ingath­er­ing, Meán Fómhair, An Clabh­súr, or Alban Elfed (in Neo-Druid tra­di­tions), is a mod­ern Pagan rit­u­al of thanks­giv­ing for the fruits of the earth and a recog­ni­tion of the need to share them to secure the bless­ings of the God­dess and the Gods dur­ing the com­ing win­ter months. The name Mabon was coined by Aidan Kel­ly around 1970 as a ref­er­ence to Mabon ap Mod­ron, a char­ac­ter from Welsh mythol­o­gy. Among the sab­bats, it is the sec­ond of the three Pagan har­vest fes­ti­vals, pre­ced­ed by Lam­mas / Lugh­nasadh and fol­lowed by Samhain.

Join us for the lat­est episode of our Sec­ond Life trav­el series “Where Have You Been?”, where we vis­it the Restau­rant at the End of the Uni­verse: noon and 4pm Pacif­ic; 8pm and mid­night in the UK, and lis­ten out for an episode of “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, every four hours from 4am Pacific.

“Anderi­da Gorsedd, The Long Man of Wilm­ing­ton, Autumn Equinox” by chrisjohn­beck­ett is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Music from the Grand Hotel

And now we take you to the Palm Court of the Grand Hotel…” as the announc­er used to say, intro­duc­ing a pro­gramme of fine light clas­si­cal and dance music from the Grand Hotel in East­bourne, on Britain’s South Coast.

Today we take you back to the dance-halls of the ear­ly to mid­dle 20th Cen­tu­ry, from around the mid-20s to the 50s, char­ac­terised by the BBC radio series, Grand Hotel. We’ll also be hear­ing some clas­sic big-band record­ings and much more.

Then at 12 noon or 4pm Pacif­ic / 8pm or mid­night in the UK, tune in for the lat­est episode of “Where Have You Been?”, our twice-month­ly look at things to do and places to vis­it on the Sec­ond Life Grid. This time, we vis­it The Restau­rant At The End Of The Uni­verse.

Introducing… ZBS: Audio Adventure At Its Finest

Today, Fri­day Sep­tem­ber 17th, sees the start of a new set of radio dra­ma series from our friends at ZBS Foun­da­tion. Begin­ning as a com­mune of radio pro­duc­ers in an island stu­dio farm in upstate New York, the “Zee­bers” start­ed by cre­at­ing radio com­mer­cials and oth­er projects includ­ing albums for DJs to pro­mote new record com­pa­ny releases.

In 1972 they cre­at­ed their first radio dra­ma series, The Fourth Tow­er of Inver­ness, about an intre­pid and unin­ten­tion­al adven­tur­er, Jack Flan­ders, who sets about dis­cov­er­ing the mys­ter­ies inside a hid­den tow­er in an old Vic­to­ri­an man­sion. We’ll be broad­cast­ing The Fourth Tow­er start­ing next week, Fri­day 24th.

This week, we are bring­ing you a spe­cial 80-minute intro­duc­tion to the work of ZBS Foun­da­tion, at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic / 8pm or mid­night in the UK.