Tag Archives: Elrik Merlin

The Last Dance at The Dickens Project

On Sun­day Jan­u­ary 7th, Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio’s DJs Elrik Mer­lin & Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er host the “last dance” at the 2023 Edi­tion of The Dick­ens Project live on-the-air and at the Dick­ens Skat­ing Pond.

“We’ve got a new year, now what do we do with it?” — Rik and Cale spin no doubt very dif­fer­ent music inspired by the theme “opti­mistic inten­tions” for 2024.

Sunday 9 July: Elrik Merlin at SL20B — and more!

Sun­day 9th July, 3pm SLT: Join Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio’s co-founder Elrik Mer­lin for an hour of retro-futur­is­tic Clas­sic Elec­tron­i­ca LIVE from the Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio exhib­it at the Sec­ond Life 20th Birth­day cel­e­bra­tions! Artists include The Tor­na­dos, Kraftwerk, Kei­th Mans­field, Per­rey & Kings­ley, Syn­er­gy and more.  Be there in per­son — or tune in to Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio for the live broadcast!

Here’s your trans­porta­tion… and talk­ing of trans­porta­tion, while you’re there, why not hop on a sky­cy­cle and see the exhi­bi­tion from a dif­fer­ent angle!

In addi­tion, tune in at 12 noon and 4pm for Episode 22 of our orig­i­nal series, “Tarot @ Teatime. In this episode Hon­ey and Wil­low take a jour­ney through more of the Major Arcana and dis­cuss the his­to­ry and sig­nif­i­cance of cards XII The Hanged Man, XIII Death, XIV Tem­per­ance, XV The Dev­il, and XVI The Tow­er — details here.

Elrik Merlin Steps Forward to Found Virtual Community Radio

Richard Elen (bet­ter known in Sec­ond Life by his DJ name, “Elrik Mer­lin”, or “Rik” for short) has a tool­box which run­neth over with audio skills, music, broad­cast­ing, and all the impor­tant behind-the-scenes details that go along with those activ­i­ties.  From work­ing as a tour­ing and stu­dio sound engi­neer in the 1970s; through dozens of pro­duc­ing and engi­neer­ing gigs; mag­a­zine edit­ing and mar­ket­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions; to cur­rent work as a spe­cial­ist trans­fer­ring vin­tage tapes and discs to dig­i­tal for­mat for major pro­duc­tion music libraries, “wealth” does not begin to cov­er the expe­ri­ence he brings to his var­i­ous vir­tu­al world endeavors.

Sec­ond Life res­i­dents may best know him stand­ing beside Saf­fia Wid­der­shins in the award-win­ning web TV show Design­ing Worlds, where for well over a decade he’s been co-host and has worked cru­cial­ly behind the scenes on the tech­ni­cal pro­duc­tion of each episode. Until recent­ly, he played a sim­i­lar role with Gabrielle Riel and the suite of streams for­mer­ly known as Radio Riel, work­ing as part of the team of on-air pre­sen­ters, along­side pro­vid­ing behind-the-scenes tech­ni­cal sup­port. With the found­ing of Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio he steps in front, tak­ing the lead­ing role informed by his decades of pro­fes­sion­al experience.