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Where Have You Been S02E17: Susan’s Diary

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In the lat­est episode of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”, where we look at things to do and places to see across the Sec­ond Life Grid, Cale and Rik make a pre-Hal­lowe’en vis­it to “Susan’s Diary”, at Delacruz Park, owned by Ser­gio Delacrus, an Ital­ian builder and pro­gram­mer who works as a free­lance VR Expe­ri­ence cre­ator, 3D mod­el­er and tex­ture artist.

Not only has he cre­at­ed prod­ucts and expe­ri­ences in Sec­ond Life, but he has done a sig­nif­i­cant amount of work in Sansar as well. His expe­ri­ence, “Susan’s Diary”, in Sec­ond Life involves a miss­ing child: to solve the mys­tery of Susan’s dis­ap­pear­ance involves a HUD-based game, hunt­ing for clues, and find­ing the pages of Susan’s diary to unlock the mys­tery of her fate. There’s also an asso­ci­at­ed YouTube chan­nel. It makes for an excel­lent pre-Hal­lowe’en entertainment.

“Susan’s Diary” is part of a larg­er games park with flight rides, roller coast­er, boats, hang glid­ers, bungee jump­ing, a sci-fi area, and a fly­ing drag­on — all free to explore. The tele­port to “Susan’s Diary” in Delacruz Park is right by the main land­ing area.

The episode pre­mieres on August 31st and runs on Wednes­day and Sat­ur­day at noon and 4pm SLT/Pacific Time (8pm and mid­night in the UK) until Sep­tem­ber 10.

S02E17 — Susan’s Diary
Own­er: Ser­gio Delacruz
SLURLS/URLS:
Delacruz Tech­nolo­gies Island
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Persius/186/116/23
Regions: Per­sius, General

You Tube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/DelacruzSL/featured

Face­book
https://www.facebook.com/DelacruzTechnologies

Jazz On The Keys, feat. Warren Bernhardt

Today, Sat­ur­day August 27nd, we’re pre­sent­ing a pro­gramme of key­boards-based Jazz. While many of the pieces we’re play­ing today fea­ture or include the piano, there are also some record­ings fea­tur­ing oth­er key­board instru­ments, includ­ing some inspir­ing pieces on synthesiser.

Today we are cel­e­brat­ing the life and music of jazz pianist War­ren Bern­hardt, who passed away ear­li­er in the week. We’ll be play­ing tracks from two of his albums on DMP Records, one of the first dig­i­tal labels, through­out the day: War­ren Bern­hardt Trio ’83 (1983) and Hands On (1987). You can read about him here. A mul­ti-tal­ent­ed key­board play­er across many gen­res, he will be sad­ly missed.

In addi­tion, keep an ear out for Alan Haven’s Image, a late-night Radio Car­o­line clos­ing tune back in the day; Cam­bridge-based David Rees-Williams and his tri­o’s inter­pre­ta­tions of clas­si­cal works; two albums by Bil­ly Bar­ber, one (Shades of Grey) on piano and the oth­er (Light­house) on elec­tron­ic instru­ments; and some mar­vel­lous per­for­mances by Ian Lynn includ­ing his clas­sic album For­got­ten Summer.

Today is the last air­ing of the cur­rent edi­tion of “Where Have You Been?”, where this time, we vis­it The Nature Col­lec­tive. Full details here.

And don’t miss “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” every four hours from 4am Pacific.

“Shai Mae­stro” by Nathan Bul­li­vant is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The Magic of The Musical Episode 05: “Every Song is a Scene”

*This show is now avail­able on Mixcloud.

Join us at the VCRa­dio The­ater on Chest­nut Hills in #Sec­ondlife at 2pm pacific/slt on Sat­ur­day, August 20, or tune in and lis­ten to the show live on Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio.

This month we fea­ture the work of the late com­pos­er and lyri­cist Stephen Sond­heim, who passed at age 91 in 2021. Sond­heim was the most impor­tant fig­ure in the Amer­i­can musi­cal the­ater of the last half cen­tu­ry. Host Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er is joined on-the-air by spe­cial guest, David Duvall.

Duvall has been an ardent stu­dent and teacher of musi­cal the­ater for over 40 years. He is a com­pos­er, arranger, musi­cian and direc­tor whose work has been pri­mar­i­ly the­atri­cal, but who has also worked in tele­vi­sion, earn­ing 2 Emmy nominations.

The Mag­ic of The Musi­cal explores the blend­ing of music and dra­ma — fea­tur­ing the songs, his­to­ry, and lore that make up the musi­cal the­ater canon. Learn more about some of your favorite shows and com­posers as we cue the orches­tra, and the over­ture begins.

Links of Inter­est for this episode:

Pirate Radio Day: The History of Offshore Radio

August 14th — today referred to as “Pirate Radio Day” — is remem­bered as the day, in 1967, when the major­i­ty of Britain’s off­shore pop pirate radio sta­tions went off the air in the face of the gov­ern­men­t’s Marine &c Offences Act becom­ing law at mid­night on the 15th. Only Radio Car­o­line* con­tin­ued broadcasting.

In mem­o­ry of the immense changes and ben­e­fits the off­shore sta­tions brought to music radio and to lis­ten­ers in search of pop­u­lar music on the air around the coasts of Britain and Europe, we are com­mem­o­rat­ing the event today with a spe­cial broad­cast of a 1970 radio doc­u­men­tary by Paul Har­ris, “The His­to­ry of Off­shore Radio” . The pro­gramme cov­ers the peri­od 1958 to 1970 and includes the ear­li­est Scan­di­na­vian sta­tions such as Radio Mer­cur and Radio Nord, as well as more famil­iar sta­tions like Radio Lon­don, Radio Car­o­line and Radio Veron­i­ca. The peri­od is illus­trat­ed by many airchecks from the major­i­ty of the sta­tions oper­at­ing in this peri­od in addi­tion to a com­men­tary which tells the sto­ry, from ear­ly begin­nings, to years of suc­cess and some­times dark deeds. The pro­gramme is par­tic­u­lar­ly notable in that it was made in 1970 — soon after the events it depicts occurred,

Tune in for this spe­cial pro­gramme at 1pm or 5pm Pacific/SLT, 9pm or 1am in the UK.

We’ll also be broad­cast­ing the lat­est episode of “Tarot @ Teatime” — “The Haughty Swords” — at the usu­al time of 12 noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT, 8pm and mid­night in the UK. You can find details here.

*Radio Car­o­line is now a licensed com­mu­ni­ty radio sta­tion based in SE Eng­land. You can vis­it them here.

Classical Landscapes

Sat­ur­day, August 13th: Today’s pro­gramme con­sists of music from some of the Great Mas­ters of Clas­si­cal and Roman­tic music (and a few from the Baroque), includ­ing Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and many more.

Sit back and enjoy some of the great­est music ever writ­ten, per­formed by the lead­ing orches­tras and solo per­form­ers of the world.

Then at noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT, 8pm and mid­night UK time, tune in for the lat­est edi­tion of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”, where we vis­it The Nature Col­lec­tive. More details here.

You can also hear “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” at the usu­al time, every 4 hours from 4am Pacific.

“Orches­tra” by foil­man is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Where Have You Been? S02E16: The Nature Collective

In this episode of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”  we vis­it The Nature Col­lec­tive — or rather, we vis­it the Col­lec­tive’s head­quar­ters and the work of some of their members.

The Nature Col­lec­tive was cre­at­ed with the goal of cul­ti­vat­ing a com­mu­ni­ty around regions, spaces and projects which share a com­mon focus on nature. It is their hope to fos­ter a move­ment to help peo­ple engage and recon­nect with the won­der and joy of nature, in the vir­tu­al world and beyond.

The Col­lec­tive was the brain­child of Emmalee Ever­gar­den, and she has drawn togeth­er a group of ded­i­cat­ed vol­un­teers who share her com­mit­ment to nature spaces, and who form the vol­un­teer staff of The Collective.

To begin explor­ing the near­ly 100 nature des­ti­na­tions that are part of the Nature Col­lec­tive in Sec­ond Life, just vis­it their head­quar­ters and pick up your Explor­er HUD — and off you go. TNC are also mem­bers of the “For­ev­er Tourist” network.

To learn more, catch this episode, which airs on Wednes­days and Sat­ur­days on Aug 10, 13, 17, 20, 24,  and 27 at 12 noon and 4pm SLT/Pacific (8pm and mid­night in the UK).

Founder: Emmalee Evergarden
Alter­na­tive con­tact re join­ing the Collective:
Cyn­thia Deere

SLURLS/URLS:
The Nature Col­lec­tive Headquarters
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Muslin/168/20/129
Regions: Muslin, Moderate

The Nature Col­lec­tive Website
https://naturecollectivesl.com/

On Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/groups/thenaturecollective/

Nature­Con 2022
https://natureconsl.site/

New Shows on Mixcloud

We’ve uploaded three more pro­grammes to our “Lis­ten Again” facil­i­ty on Mix­cloud: Tarot @ Teatime Episode 37, “De-Mys­ti­fy­ing the Tarot”; Where Have You Been? Series 2, Episode 15: Hel­lo Kit­ty Trib­ute Theme Park; and The MOST — Music from the Orig­i­nal Sound Track, Episode 10.

It’s the MOST — Music from the Original Sound Track — Episode 10

Plan­ning a heist? How about a mur­der? Attend­ing a love-in? Or is your bik­er gang plan­ning an out­ing? Have we got the show for you!

Join your host Susan­nah, on Sat­ur­day August 6th, at 12:30pm and 4:30pm Pacific/SLT – that’s 8:30pm and half past mid­night in the UK – for the tenth show in our month­ly series, The MOST – Music from the Orig­i­nal Sound Track. Ded­i­cat­ed to crime, spy, sus­pense, exploita­tion, and psy­che­del­ic movie and tele­vi­sion sound­tracks from the 50s, the 60s and beyond, The MOST is the best accom­pa­ni­ment for all your police-blot­ter high-jinks. PLUS…  “Where Have You Been?” at noon and 4pm SLT vis­its a Hel­lo Kit­ty trib­ute; “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” every 4 hours; and much more!

The Early Music Show: Music for Shakespeare

Today, August 3rd, we’re pre­sent­ing a pro­gramme of music for the works of William Shake­speare, includ­ing music of the peri­od and pieces from oth­er ages that were writ­ten or used for pre­sen­ta­tions of the Bard’s work.

Then don’t miss the lat­est edi­tion of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”, at noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT, which this time takes you to the Hel­lo Kit­ty trib­ute theme park. More details here.

Plus there is an episode of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton series “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” every four hours from 4am Pacific.

The image is by Sir John Gilbert (1817–1897) — “The Plays of William Shake­speare”, shot by Sofi.

Tarot @ Teatime Episode 38: The Haughty Swords

Tune in for the lat­est episode of our orig­i­nal series, “Tarot @ Teatime” as we dis­cuss the suit of Swords.

When Pamela Cole­man Smith designed the cards we now know as the Rid­er-Waite-Smith deck, she was influ­enced by an ear­ly pack, the Sola Bus­ca, that she saw pic­tures of in the British Muse­um. This influ­ence is par­tic­u­lar­ly notice­able in the suit of Swords.

How­ev­er the result of this influ­ence is that the imagery of the Sword cards in RWS and lat­er RWS-derived decks can be found a lit­tle mis­lead­ing to the reader.

In Episode 38 we work through the cards, dis­cussing their imagery and how they may be read in a way that is true to their char­ac­ter, focus­ing on words and communication.

The episode runs from August 4th to 14th on Thurs­days and Sun­days at noon and 4pm Pacif­ic Time/8pm and mid­night UK time.

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