Tell Ty Volume 3!

everyone-seems-normal-until-you-get-to-know-themWhat time is it?!?! That’s right! It is time for another installment of Tell Ty, the funny little game we like to play to get to know the After Dark dwellers a bit more! If you are new to the blog you can learn about the game here and find volume 2 here!

Mr. Voodoo Shilton

                                                  Mr. Voodoo Shilton

This installment of Tell Ty begins with the incomparable Mr. Voodoo Shilton, mostly because Meegan and I were hounding him to get his replies, so they should darn well be used right away! Voodoo writes and plays music heavily influenced by world music and incorporates loads of different instruments. He also happens to be one of, if not the smartest person I have encountered in SL. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, he builds a mean nest!

1. Tell me something random.
If you are riding a camel for the first time, it’s really important that you lean back after getting on, then lean forward again once it’s standing.

2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.
My first guitar teacher was my mother… my first guitar a nylon stringed guitar, though for years i played electric and acoustic guitar and only came back to my first love in college. It’s true you always come back home after roaming!

3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.
I studied south indian classical music in college and for years played as a duo with my best friend on tabla. Our duo was called “Lazy Half Lotus” and we stopped when he had kids and stuff and didn’t have time anymore. I played guitar but with a special open tuning and we played many traditional ragas etc.

You have been picturing Voodoo on a camel since you read the first response, haven’t you?

Oblee

                                                    Oblee

Oblee or Obeloinkment Wrigglesworth as almost no one calls him because Oblee is so much easier to say, is a master of loopage. Playing a metric butt load of instruments and working the magic of the looper like nobody’s business. Oblee recently released his album, as seen above, entitled Wow, Bob, Wow.

1. Tell me something random.
Mushrooms are not actually the “body” of the organism, they’re merely the “fruit” of the mycelium, which is often spread over a large area. 

2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.
I hug trees, very literally. 

3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.
I spent most of my 20s as a ski instructor and had little time for music

If Oblee hugs a tree, and he is a wooden puppet in SL, is that wood on wood love? I think it is and I think it is awesome!

Mr. Dark Phaeton

                                                       Mr. Dark Phaeton

And last, but certainly not least we have Mr. Dark Phaeton. Dark is one of the amazing hosts at After Dark. Dark is a man of few words except when it comes to greeting those who enter the club, in which case he is quick with a hello and a welcome!

1. Tell me something random. i like pizza
2. Tell me something you think I should know about you. black is my fav color
3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you. i love working on cars

Who would have guessed that black was Dark’s favorite color? It is not like he wears it ever!

And there you have it! Another installment of Tell Ty is in the books! Don’t you worry, I still have plenty more artists to feature and plenty more to hound for responses!

~Tyche

Tell Ty!

everyone-seems-normal-until-you-get-to-know-them Wanna play a game? Or better yet, wanna watch others play a game?  You know darn well you do! It is going to be awesome, trust me!

You know that awkward phase when you first come to or return to SL? The “What the hell do I do with my time” phase?
We have all been there and done that. I got lucky and met a really cool “dood” (his word, not mine!) not long after my return to SL and he taught me a game that I have since played with many a person I meet in SL. He and I would sit on a rail in a somewhat questionable sim and people watch and play this game for hours.

This game is a great way to find out things about another person. It is also a really fun way to get a glimpse into how another person’s mind works. Three simple statements that require a reply. No clarification or follow up allowed, just the answers as they are given.

1. Tell me something random.
2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.
3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.

Tell-Me-Something-GoodI decided this would be a great way to get to know a little more about the staff and regular artists who grace the stage at After Dark. Thankfully they are all awesome and were more than willing to participate. Some more willing than others, but I am nothing if not persistent! I will be featuring a few sets of replies each week in a piece I like to call Tell Ty.  All answers are posted exactly as they were given by the participants.

Tell Ty! Volume 1

Frets Nirvana Promo

Frets Nirvana

I am starting this off with Frets Nirvana, mostly because his reply to number 3 has me intrigued!

1. Tell me something random. – Life is Too Short for One Groove!
2. Tell me something you think I should know about you. – I was once marketing director for Gibson Guitar.
3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.  – I have a secret about something stupid I did recently …but I will not tell until January 1, 2015!  So stay tuned!

Now, as the rules state, there is no follow up allowed to the replies given, but you all know you are wondering about that number 3 reply as much as I am!

coriporter

The incorrigible Miss Cori

Next up we have The Incorrigible Miss Cori, co-owner of After Dark. Her reply to the first statement nearly made me spit water onto my screen when I read it.

1. Tell me something random.
I read today that snakes have two penises. I’m terrified of snakes yet this fascinates me.

2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.
I was a phone sex operator for 13 years.  I still work in the adult industry as a web designer and SEO marketing agent.

3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.
I have done just about everything “career” wise in SL: musician, manager, venue owner, game host, DJ, dancer .. I’ve pretty much run the gambit and I think it’s given me a very well rounded SL experience.

See how awesome this is? Not only do you get to know about the staff and artists, but you get to learn about the oddities of the animal world!

Joel Eilde of Red Heaven

Joel Eilde of Red Heaven

Rounding out the first installment of Tell Ty is Joel  Eilde of Red Heaven. He had the privilege (or disadvantage, depending on whether you are a cup half full or half empty kind of person) of being the first artist I dropped this on and he played the game just as it should be played. Immediate answers, no over thinking.

1. Tell me something random.
I hate black licorice but I love anise.

2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.
I believe the world is one country and mankind its citizens.

3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.
I’m fluent in American Sign Language and used to work as an interpreter.

I really hope that you all enjoy these little nuggets of insight as much as I do! There will be many more to come!

~Tyche