Monthly Archives: October 2021

Hallowe’en on Virtual Community Radio

Join us on Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio today — or vis­it Haunt­ed Hol­low on Chest­nut Hills in Sec­ond Life — for some cool pro­gram­ming, “Live at The Hollow”.

At 1:30pm Pacif­ic (8:30pm UK*),  Sean­chai Library presents a series of unex­pur­gat­ed live sto­ries from the Broth­ers Grimm — Grimm by name, Grimm by nature?

Then fol­low­ing on direct­ly from the Grimm Tales, at approx­i­mate­ly 3pm Pacif­ic (10pm UK*), DJ Elrik Mer­lin presents around an hour of tunes for the sea­son. They’re billed as “Melodies of Samhain”, but it will be rather broad­er than that!

And at noon and 4pm Pacif­ic (7pm and 11pm in the UK*), tune in for the lat­est episode of our pop­u­lar series, Tarot @ Teatime, where we look in detail and the first few cards in the Major Arcana.

*The hour has gone back in the UK and as a result they are only 7 hours ahead for this week, not 8.

TODAY on Virtual Community Radio: Friday Specials!

Fri­day, Octo­ber 29th
@10:30am — 1pm SLT/Pacific: LIVE FROM TRICK OR TREAT, at Haunt­ed Hol­low. (paus­ing for today’s episode of “The Fourth Tow­er of Inver­ness”, and then resuming.)
@Noon & 4pm SLT/Pacific: THE FOURTH TOWER OF INVERNESS Con­tin­ues with Week 6.
@3pm SLT/Pacific: TAROT @ TEATIME, Live from Haunt­ed Hollow.
Stay Tuned!

The Fourth Tower of Inverness continues… Week 6

Jack Flan­ders final­ly enters the Fourth Tower!

TODAY on Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio — Fri­day, Octo­ber 29th.
The Fourth Tow­er of Inver­ness  con­tin­ues with Week 6 of this excit­ing mys­tery adventure.
Airs just after the hour at Noon and 4pm SLT/Pacific Time / 8pm and mid­night in the UK.

The 4pm broad­cast will be brack­et­ed with live pro­gram­ming from Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er to accom­pa­ny Live Trick Or Treat at Haunt­ed Hollow.

The Fourth Tow­er of Inver­ness is a 1972 radio dra­ma, pro­duced by the ZBS Foun­da­tion. It is the first of the Jack Flan­ders adven­ture series, and com­bines ele­ments of Amer­i­cana and Old-time radio, with meta­phys­i­cal con­cepts such as past life regres­sion, Sufi wis­dom, Tibetan Bud­dhism and shaman­is­tic com­mu­ni­ca­tion with the nat­ur­al world.

Tarot @ Teatime — Second Live Show Today!

Join us today, Fri­day, Octo­ber 29th, at Haunt­ed Hol­low, Chest­nut Hills in Sec­ond Life at 3pm Pacific/SLT — 11pm UK time — for a sec­ond LIVE edi­tion of our pop­u­lar orig­i­nal series on the Tarot, Tarot @ Teatime.

In this show, Wil­low Moon­fire and Hon­ey Heart will talk about cards in the Tarot that offer us a gate­way from where we are now to some­where new… per­haps a place we’d like to be. 

Theyll also dis­cuss cards that depict a tran­si­tion from one way of per­ceiv­ing our world and our expe­ri­ences to anoth­er; a change in con­scious­ness; a realization.

Join Hon­ey and Wil­low in the ground floor of the Mag­ick Shoppe off the square in Haunt­ed Hol­low, on the Chest­nut Hills region of Sec­ond Life — or tune in to Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio!

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.

  • 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.


  • 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.