The Black Mass 10: The Witch Of The Willows by Lord Dunsany

Join us on Fri­day at a lit­tle after 12 noon or 4pm Pacif­ic time (8pm and mid­night in the UK) for anoth­er episode in the land­mark radio dra­ma series The Black Mass, cre­at­ed by the late Erik Bauers­feld and his col­leagues at the Paci­fi­ca radio sta­tion KPFA in Berke­ley, Cal­i­for­nia, over fifty years ago. In 30 chill­ing tales of mys­tery, imag­i­na­tion and the human mind, The Black Mass brings you some of literature’s most haunt­ing sto­ries, by mas­ters of the craft — many of whom are best-known in oth­er fields.

Note that the episode will not start until the track play­ing at the top of the hour has fin­ished, so the actu­al start time of the episode will be a few min­utes after the hour.

Today: 10: “The Witch Of The Wil­lows” by Lord Dunsany

Light Classical Music

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 of. 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 Grove: New Age Music By A Starlit Sea

Join us today — Sat­ur­day 17th April, at 2pm Pacif­ic Time / 10pm UK time — for the lat­est in an approx­i­mate­ly month­ly series fea­tur­ing 90 min­utes of New Age music, pre­sent­ed from The Grove, a beau­ti­ful spe­cial­ly-cre­at­ed envi­ron­ment in the vir­tu­al world of Sec­ond Life — http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chestnut%20Hills/127/78/3805  - or sim­ply tune in at http://main.vcradio.org

Celtic Moods

Today’s pro­gramme looks at the expan­sion of Celtic music and themes into sev­er­al dif­fer­ent gen­res of mod­ern music.

Here we are fea­tur­ing musi­cians and music that start from the Celtic tra­di­tion and take it for­ward into oth­er realms, from Joanie Mad­den to Mendelssohn to Ger­al­do and his Orches­tra; from thun­der­ous­ly spec­tac­u­lar orches­tral arrange­ments (you’ll hear sev­er­al of those today) in the wake of River­dance, to inspir­ing music for a small Celtic ensem­ble and organ, played in the largest Goth­ic space in the world.

The Black Mass 9: Esmé by H H Munro (Saki)

Join us on Fri­day at a lit­tle after 12 noon or 4pm Pacif­ic time for anoth­er episode in the land­mark radio dra­ma series The Black Mass, cre­at­ed by the late Erik Bauers­feld and his col­leagues at the Paci­fi­ca radio sta­tion KPFA in Berke­ley, Cal­i­for­nia, over fifty years ago. In 30 chill­ing tales of mys­tery, imag­i­na­tion and the human mind, The Black Mass brings you some of literature’s most haunt­ing sto­ries, by mas­ters of the craft — many of whom are best-known in oth­er fields.

Note that the episode will not start until the track play­ing at the top of the hour has fin­ished, so the actu­al start time of the episode will be a few min­utes after the hour.

Today: 9 — “Esmé” by H H Munro (Saki)

Tarot @ Teatime — Episode 4

Thurs­day 15 April begins the fourth part of our twice-month­ly series on the Tarot, Tarot @ Teatime, with Wil­low Moon­fire and Hon­ey Heart. The show airs on Thurs­days and Sun­days at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic Time, and a new episode is released every two weeks.

Episode 4 cov­ers Part Two of The Four Ele­ments.  We present qual­i­ties and key­words asso­ci­at­ed the ele­ments of Air and Earth, which are rep­re­sent­ed by the suits of Swords and the suit of Pentacles.

The pri­ma­ry resource men­tioned is the Rid­er Waite Smith Tarot deck.  It is avail­able from the pub­lish­er, US Games Sys­tems, Inc. and numer­ous book­stores and online book sellers.

 

Anthems In Eden: The Journey from Folk into Rock

Today we  look at the pro­gres­sion from folk into rock in the UK in the 1960s and 1970s. In addi­tion, we pre­miere the lat­est edi­tion of Where’ve You Been?, where we dis­cov­er things to do and places to see around the Sec­ond Life Grid. For more details of the lat­ter, click here.

“Where’ve You Been?” Visits the Birdlight Cinema

At 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic Time on Wednes­day and Sat­ur­day, tune in for Episode 6 of “Where’ve You Been?” — our twice-month­ly series on things to do and places to see on the Sec­ond Life Grid, with Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er and Elrik Mer­lin. In this episode we dis­cov­er a unique minia­ture movie the­atre where you can watch a full pro­gramme of short films, many award-winning.

Flo­ra Sper­ling lives in Ger­many, and brings her love of cin­e­ma and imag­i­na­tion to her two cin­e­mas in Sec­ond Life: Bird­light and Bir­dolu­moj.  The venues present twin pro­grams from the best of short ani­ma­tion fea­tures, chang­ing every fortnight.

Saturday At The Movies

Today, join us for a pro­gramme of music from the movies.

Movies are where most peo­ple today hear orches­tral music, and there will be plen­ty of that today. But movie music is a much broad­er field than that, and today you’ll hear music from the movies of many dif­fer­ent kinds, from the very start of the genre (with Camille Saint-Saens) to the lat­est block­busters; from orches­tral music to rock, to Fifties songs. There is a slight bias towards fan­ta­sy and SF movies, but nev­er mind, we all need a bit of an escape these days.…

In addi­tion, tune in at noon or 4pm Pacif­ic Time to hear the lat­est edi­tion of Where’ve You Been?, our look at places to vis­it and things to see around the Sec­ond Life grid, and every four hours from 4am Pacif­ic, lis­ten out for The Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity, from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton — about the machines that make our civ­i­liza­tion run, and the peo­ple whose inge­nu­ity cre­at­ed them.

The Black Mass 8: Diary of a Madman by Nikolai Gogol

Join us on Fri­day 9th April at a lit­tle after 12 noon or 4pm Pacif­ic time for anoth­er episode in the land­mark radio dra­ma series The Black Mass, cre­at­ed by the late Erik Bauers­feld and his col­leagues at the Paci­fi­ca radio sta­tion KPFA in Berke­ley, Cal­i­for­nia, over fifty years ago. In 30 chill­ing tales of mys­tery, imag­i­na­tion and the human mind, The Black Mass brings you some of literature’s most haunt­ing sto­ries, by mas­ters of the craft — many of whom are best-known in oth­er fields.

Note that the episode will not start until the track play­ing at the top of the hour has fin­ished, so the actu­al start time of the episode will be a few min­utes after the hour.

Today: Diary of a Mad­man by Niko­lai Gogol