Winter Hollow: a Winter Wonderland Experience

Join us for a beau­ti­ful ren­di­tion of Win­ter and the Win­ter hol­i­days in Win­ter Hol­low 2023, con­ceived by Hon­ey Heart, and pre­sent­ed by Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio spon­sor Elite Eques­tri­an.

Take a 15-minute sleigh ride through the snowy coun­try­side, stop­ping off to skate, dance, or explore the many beau­ti­ful spaces through­out this exten­sive expe­ri­ence. Pause at hunt head­quar­ters in the Tree Farm, or try the pony ride to win a spe­cial Lim­it­ed Edi­tion of the Famous and Beloved Bay Rum Roy­al, exclu­sive to Win­ter Hol­low. Take a per­son­al sleigh from the Ride With Me expe­ri­ence to explore on your own.

The mag­ic of the sea­son is yours, but don’t delay — this build, like any snowflake, is unique and tran­sient and it dis­solves into the ether on Jan­u­ary 3rd.

Find Win­ter Hol­low 2023 in the Des­ti­na­tion Guide or fol­low the SLURL to the Wil­low Grove region to visit:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Willow%20Grove/87/106/2901

Jack Flanders in The White Castle

Tune in on Fri­day for the next episode of anoth­er excit­ing radio ser­i­al from our friends at ZBS Foun­da­tion: “The White Cas­tle” - fea­tur­ing that sea­soned eso­teric tourist, Jack Flanders.

This adven­ture con­sists  of four half-hour episodes, broad­cast at noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT on Fridays.

Now read on…

Where Have You Been? Cesa Gallery

In this episode of our bi-week­ly (ie each episode runs for about two weeks) series, “Where Have You Been?” — where we sug­gest places to go and things to do around the Sec­ond Life Grid — hosts Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er and Elrik Mer­lin dis­cuss the excit­ing new pho­tog­ra­phy gallery opened by long-term SL res­i­dent Ste­vie Basevi.

Live Tarot Readings in Second Life, Nov 23

To give thanks for the sea­son, Hon­ey Heart PhD, host of Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio’s orig­i­nal series, “Tarot @ Teatime”, will be giv­ing  FREE Live Tarot Read­ings at the Tarot Tent in Win­ter Hol­low in Sec­ond Life, on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 23 1:00–2:00 PM SLT.

All read­ings are free, per­formed in a pri­vate SL Voice Call, and con­duct­ed sole­ly in Eng­lish. Please make sure you are con­fig­ured to accept a pri­vate SL Voice Call pri­or to arriv­ing. Read­ings are first come-first served and the last read­ing will be tak­en at 1:50 pm.

Your car­riage awaits: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Willow%20Grove/200/62/2801

Read­ings are for enter­tain­ment pur­pos­es only.

The Magic of The Musical: Another Openin’ Another Show!

THE MAGIC OF THE MUSICAL — Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 18th @2pm Pacific/slt. This Month: “Anoth­er Openin’, Anoth­er Show — Cole Porter”

THIS SHOW IS NOW AVAILABLE ON MIXCLOUD — CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

For this mon­th’s episode we return to the Gold Hall at the ele­gant Angel Manor Estate. Join our live audi­ence in #Sec­ondLife or on-the-air!

Also on the air today: tune in at 12 noon or 4pm SLT for the lat­est edi­tion of “Where Have You Been?”  Plus “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, every four hours from 4am. Fea­tured Music today will, of course, be “On Broadway!”

TUNE IN  at main.vcradio.org, or “Play Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio” on your smart speaker*!
(*If this does­n’t work first time, say “Enable Skill” and when asked what skill to enable, say “Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio”)

Where Have You Been? The Bellisserian Bureau of Bureaucracy

In this episode of our bi-week­ly (ie each episode runs for two weeks) series, “Where Have You Been?” — where we sug­gest places to go and things to do around the Sec­ond Life Grid — hosts Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er and Elrik Mer­lin dis­cuss the intrigu­ing­ly-named Bel­lis­ser­ian Bureau of Bureau­cra­cy (BBB) which sets out to encour­age trav­el and explo­ration across the grid, with a pass­port sys­tem pro­mot­ing over 600 items — and they’ll find you a licence for almost any­thing! They run events and tours, pro­duce a week­ly online pub­li­ca­tion, and there are even Bel­lis­ser­ian embassies on sev­en continents.

The show is broad­cast on Wednes­days and Sat­ur­days, in this case Novem­ber 8, 11, 15 and 18, and it goes out at 12 noon and 4pm SLT/Pacific Time.

In addi­tion, tune in every four hours from 4am SLT for a new episode of “The Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Houston.

Jack Flanders in Tropical Hot Dog Night

Tune in on Fri­day for the next episode of anoth­er excit­ing radio ser­i­al from our friends at ZBS Foun­da­tion: “Trop­i­cal Hot Dog Night” - fea­tur­ing that sea­soned eso­teric tourist, Jack Flanders.

This adven­ture con­sists  of four half-hour episodes, broad­cast at noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT on Fridays.

Now read on…

Celtic Music for Samhain

It’s the first of Novem­ber and we are cel­e­brat­ing Samhain today with a pro­gramme of Celtic and Celtic-influ­enced music (and we’re not being too spe­cif­ic about which Celtic fes­ti­vals it applies to!).

Samhain is a Gael­ic fes­ti­val on 1 Novem­ber mark­ing the end of the har­vest sea­son and begin­ning of win­ter or “dark­er half” of the year. It is also the Irish lan­guage name for Novem­ber. Cel­e­bra­tions begin on the evening of 31 Octo­ber, since the Celtic day began and end­ed at sun­set. This is about halfway between the autum­nal equinox and win­ter sol­stice. It is one of the four Gael­ic sea­son­al fes­ti­vals along with Imbolc, Beal­taine, and Lugh­nasa. His­tor­i­cal­ly it was wide­ly observed through­out Ire­land, Scot­land, and the Isle of Man. A sim­i­lar fes­ti­val is held by the Brit­ton­ic Celtic peo­ple, called Calan Gaeaf in Wales. (Wikipedia)

Today you can also hear the Octo­ber edi­tion of “Where Have You Been?” (details at the link), which cov­ers both the Autum­nal and the Hal­lowe’en aspects of the month just gone, with a selec­tion of sug­gest­ed places to vis­it in Sec­ond Life, many of which will remain acces­si­ble for the next day or two. The show goes out at 12 noon and 4pm SLT/Pacific Time. Note that the hour has gone back in Europe and not in the US — as a result there is one hour less between US (Sec­ond Life) and EU times this week — so for exam­ple in the UK, we are only 7 hours ahead of SLT instead of eight. This con­fus­ing fact applies for the week ahead — Day­light Sav­ing Time in North Amer­i­ca ends on Sun­day 5th.

We also have a new episode or two of “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, every four hours from 4am SLT/Pacific.

Image: A Neo-Pagan cel­e­brat­ing Samhain — author unknown (Wiki­me­dia)

Hits In Hi-Fi

Today — Sat­ur­day 28th Octo­ber — we’ll take a nos­tal­gic jour­ney back to the 1960s and beyond, when music was on vinyl and home stereo 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.

A selec­tion of these albums forms the core of our music today. Often the tracks con­sist of instru­men­tal arrange­ments of pop­u­lar songs, but there are also plen­ty of orig­i­nal tunes too.

Where Have You Been?: Two Sides of October

In the lat­est episode of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”, which sug­gests things to do and places to vis­it around the Sec­ond Life Grid, we approach the month of Octo­ber in two dif­fer­ent ways: The Bri­ar Woods present a pleas­ant Autum­nal scene, while the Ride of Doom lends a Hal­lowe’en-ish feel­ing to the pro­ceed­ings. Both are well worth a visit!

We also sug­gest a cou­ple of oth­er venues that might be worth your perusal.

This show airs on Octo­ber 25 and 28, plus Nov 1 and 4, at 12 noon and 4pm SLT/Pacific.

To lis­ten to Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio, tune to http://main.vcradio.org or “Alexa, Play Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio” on your smart speak­er*. Oth­er options for tun­ing in can be found here.