Monthly Archives: March 2023

Armstrong Park

Wednes­day, March 29th, and today our Fea­tured Music is Vocal Mag­ic — pieces from sev­er­al gen­res explor­ing the musi­cal capa­bil­i­ties of the human voice.

Then we have for you the lat­est episode of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”, where we sug­gest things to do and places to vis­it around the Sec­ond Life Grid. This time,  we vis­it Arm­strong Park, a Sec­ond Life depic­tion of the park in New Orleans that cel­e­brates jazz musi­cian Louis Arm­strong.  Tune in at 12 noon or 4pm Pacific/SLT. Plus “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton every four hours from 4am Pacif­ic. We used to play the same episode of “Engines” through­out the day, but now, if you’re lucky, you can catch as many as three.

Easy to Remember: The Great American Songwriters And Their Songs

Today we are fea­tur­ing music from the “Great Amer­i­can Song­book” — with music by writ­ers includ­ing Gersh­win, Arlen, Berlin, Kern, Carmichael, Porter and many more, in a pro­gramme inspired by William Zinsser’s book on the music of the mid-20th Cen­tu­ry, Easy To Remem­ber.

Le Monde Perdu — Luane’s World

Wednes­day, March 22nd, and today our Fea­tured Music is Smooth Jazz — pri­mar­i­ly instru­men­tal pieces from the jazz­i­er end of the New Age spectrum.

Then in the lat­est episode of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”, where we sug­gest things to do and places to see around the Sec­ond Life Grid, we vis­it Le Monde Per­du — Luane’s World — where Spring is in the air!  Tune in at 12 noon or 4pm Pacific/SLT.

The estate con­tains sev­en regions. Le Monde Per­du is the main region and you can explore both the roman­tic ground lev­el sea­son­al envi­ron­ment, or the mag­i­cal world in the sky.

Music of Ireland

Yes­ter­day was March 17, St Patrick­’s Day, and in recog­ni­tion of that, today we have a pro­gramme of pri­mar­i­ly (but not exclu­sive­ly) tra­di­tion­al music for you from the Emer­ald Isle.

You can also catch the lat­est edi­tion of Where Have You Been? — our reg­u­lar fea­ture on things to do and places to see around the Sec­ond Life Grid. Tune in at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic Time — this week, that’s 19:00 and 23:00 UTC. And this time we vis­it Le Monde Per­du — Luane’s World. For details, see the arti­cle here. You can also catch Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity, from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, every four hours from 4am Pacific.

“Ring of Ker­ry, Ire­land” by min­niemouse­aunt is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Woodwinds

Today’s pro­gramme fea­tures mem­bers of the wood­wind fam­i­ly — oboe, clar­inet, flute, bas­soon, recorder and more, includ­ing the gamut of Ear­ly Music wood­winds like the shawn (the pre­de­ces­sor of the oboe), cur­tal (a pro­­to-bas­­soon) and crumhorn.

Of course, the major­i­ty of orches­tral music includes a wood­wind sec­tion, so the cri­te­ri­on for inclu­sion in today’s show was that a mem­ber of the wood­wind fam­i­ly is the lead instru­ment — a “wind band” is not suf­fi­cient (and they’re gen­er­al­ly usu­al­ly brass-heavy any­way), but a con­cer­to for bas­soon (yes there is at least one) counts.

Le Monde Perdu — Luane’s World

In the lat­est episode of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”, where we sug­gest things to do and places to see around the Sec­ond Life Grid, we vis­it Le Monde Per­du — Luane’s World — where Spring is in the air!

The estate con­tains sev­en regions. Le Monde Per­du is the main region and you can explore both the roman­tic ground lev­el sea­son­al envi­ron­ment, or the mag­i­cal world in the sky.

Music of England & Wales

Today, Sat­ur­day 11th March, we’re fea­tur­ing the music of Eng­land & Wales with an exten­sive col­lec­tion of clas­si­cal and oth­er pieces from the two countries.

In addi­tion, at 12 noon or 4pm Pacif­ic / SLT, tune in for the lat­est episode of our orig­i­nal series on things to do and places to vis­it around the Sec­ond Life Grid — “Where Have You Been?” This time we pay a vis­it to the “art incu­ba­tor” GBTH  and Mari­na Mün­ter’s “Non-Per­ish­able” exhib­it more details on both here.  Plus don’t miss “The Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” every four hours from 4am Pacific.

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.

Join us for the lat­est episode in our Sec­ond Life trav­el­ogue series, “Where Have You Been?”. “WYB” airs every Wednes­day and Sat­ur­day at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic / SLT, and each episode is broad­cast over a cou­ple of weeks. And don’t miss “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, every four hours from 4am Pacific.

Where Have You Been? — A New Season

We’re pleased to announce the start of the third series of our orig­i­nal pro­gramme, “Where Have You Been?”, where we dis­cuss places to vis­it and things to do around the Sec­ond Life grid — and we try to ensure they’re usu­al­ly things and places that the major com­men­ta­tors miss.

WYB” airs every Wednes­day and Sat­ur­day at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic / SLT, and each episode is broad­cast over a cou­ple of weeks. And don’t miss “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, every four hours from 4am Pacific.

Our des­ti­na­tions gen­er­al­ly fall into one of three cat­e­gories: Art, Explo­ration and Events. In the first episode of the new sea­son, it’s the first of those, as we take a trip over to GBTH, aka “Grab By The Horns”  — a vir­tu­al visu­al arts incu­ba­tor in Sec­ond Life, found­ed in Octo­ber 2017 by Mari­na Münter.