May we?

The month of May is encroaching upon us. May brings many things with it, and with those things come many a “humorous” meme. Such as:

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May First

 

 

 

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May Fourth

 

 

 

 

Both of the dates above will have your Facebook feeds crammed so full of memes you will wonder if anyone is doing anything on that date other than looking for “funny” memes. Just so you know, chances are they are not.

There are also several legitimate holidays that take place in May. The day for honoring your mother, also known as “Mother’s Day” is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. While Mother’s Day is a legitimate holiday, it also inspires some amusing memes and I just feel like I have to share this one:

mothers dayMemorial Day is also celebrated in May, on the last May of the month. Memorial Day is the day that we honor the men and women who have died while serving in the United States military. You thought it was just the day public pools opened and great sales were held? Sorry Charlie, but you just learned something.

I know you are asking yourself “Self, what the hell does all of this have to do with After Dark Lounge and why does Tyche seem to be giving us a run down of holidays?”. You might have noticed that there is a holiday missing from the listing above. A very special day that has inspired me to write a little ditty…..not so much write as butcher a classic holiday song for your enjoyment!

Just hear those maracas shakin,
and booties quaking too
Come on, it’s lovely weather
For a margarita together with you
Outside the sun is shinin’
And friends are calling “Ándale arriba”,
Come on, it’s lovely weather
For mucho tequila together with you.
Drink ’em up, drink ’em up, drink ’em up
Let’s go, Drink faster not slow
We’re drinking at a sweet live music show
Drink ’em up, drink ’em up, drink ’em up
It’s grand, two drinks in my hand
We’re singing along with a song
In a tequila hazed drunken land
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Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching! Get your sombreros and maracas ready because we are planning a party! Thursday May 5th we will be pouring the tequila and celebrating a Mexican holiday as only silly Americans can! (For those of you that were enjoying the history lesson I will lay a bit more on you. Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexican Independence Day. Newp. You have done been told wrong, It is a celebration of the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.)
Join us on May 5th starting at 7pm when Sassy Nitely takes the stage and kicks off the party! Plan on staying with us for the next 4 hours as we welcome Stephanniyah Sinatra, FrankLee Anatra and Grif Bamaisin! Wear your best “Mexican” wear! There will be a 500$L prize each hour for the best dressed in the theme! We will provide the tequila, piñata, and the amazing tunes, you just bring your wonderful selves!

Ty’s Choice Awards 2016!!

Disclaimer:
This is not meant to belittle the Avi Choice Awards. Like everything else that I write, this is written in the spirit of silliness and fun!

TCALadies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! Children of all ages!

Oh wait….wrong pomp for the circumstance!

**DRUMROLL**

Booming announcer voice: “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the second annual Ty’s Choice Awards! And now…your hostess with the mostest, Tyche Szondi!”

Thank you disembodied booming voice! Welcome everyone to the second annual Ty’s Choice Awards! Can you believe it has already been a year? Can you believe that I have been permitted by management to host again this year?!?

Speaking of management, we are thrilled to have the marvelous Meegan Danitz in attendance this year, Following last year’s series of “wardrobe malfunctions” she has decided to make sure that nothing of that nature will occur this year. I am sure you all got a good look at her on the red carpet, I honestly did not know that someone could look so stunning in a full length mumu! mumumeegan

Ahhh……Ty’s Choice….MY Choice…the only award that is given completely arbitrarily based on the opinion of one person, There is not panel of judges, there is no selection committee, there is just me and whatever strikes my fancy! It happens to be my most favorite awards show of the year, and I hope it is in at least your top ten!

But I digress! Some of the awards require a bit of explanation this year, Why you ask? Because I happen to like catchy names and when one fits and makes sense in my head I realize that it might not make so much sense to everyone else. If they do immediately make sense to you, you might want to seek professional help! Oh! And for those of you who are paying attention, you might have noticed that the award itself has changed this year. I certainly think it is a better representation of the award’s namesake!

On with the show!

As was the format last year, I will not be boring you with long-winded attempts at making you laugh or over produced musical numbers. We are here to find out who won!  Now, When you read the list you need to read them in an announcer’s voice. “And the TCA for ________ goes to_____!” Extra points if you read them aloud, in public and get strange looks from people around you!

winnerThe Bipolar Set Award (Best at taking you from laughing to tearing up in the matter of a song.) : SaraMarie Philly

The “Caution! Wet Floor!” Award (Because sometimes that voice requires the use of added safety measures!): Twinghost Ronas

The G-String Award (Most likely to play wearing nothing but a G-string!): Grif Bamaisin

Biggest Tip (Jar!): Sassy Nitely

The Sharing the “Love” Award (Given for the silliest/dirtiest/funniest “love” song dedications.): Vinnie “The Vinnie Show”

Loopiest: obeloinkment.wrigglesworth

The “SURPRISE!” Award (Most likely to refuse to play a song for over a year then whip it out (the song you perverts!) for someone’s birthday): PT Beardmore

The “Lost in Space” Award (Most likely to get on a tangent and lose track of time): Funkyfreddy Republic

The In Absentia Award (Most Likely to Play While Crashed) : Lyndon Heart

The Snuggle Humper (Most Likely to Elicit Snuggle Humps From Meegan): Roxy Paradox

The “Nothing is Safe” Award (Most Likely to Read IM’s aloud during her set): Rara Destiny

Best Growl (Yes, this IS a repeat of last year, but c’mon, that growl is flipping amazing!): Joel Eilde (Red Heaven)

The Phan-Phucking-Tastic Award: Phemie Alcott

Most Rock Star Sounding Name: Steely Decosta

The “Talk Dirty to Me” Award (Most Likely to Elicit Naughty Talk in Local During Their Set): Ren and Quai

The Luxurious Locks Award (In both SL and RL) Voodoo Shilton

Most Diverse Song List: Maximillion Kleene

The Benefactor Award (For his work with Homes for Veterans) Frets Nirvana

Most Zealous Fans (I am looking at you, Bean!) Stephanniyah Sinatra

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award goes to After Dark Lounge’s very own Meegan Danitz. Her passion for music and artistry is what keeps the lights on and brings all of these amazing artists to the stage.

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Let’s hear a round of applause for all of our winners! Remember, there are not losers at After Dark Lounge…..well, there was that one guy that one time, but that is what the “block” feature is for!

The after party is calling and the booze is flowing. I must apologize for the lack of red carpet pictures this year. It came down to hire a photographer or have an open bar and I think that we can all agree which if the more important of the two!

Much love and many congratulations!

~Ty

Happy New Year!

New year crowdAs the holidays draw to a close and the start of a new year is just around the corner, we at After Dark Lounge would like to take a moment to thank everyone for making this past year a wonderful success!

To the musicians who grace our stage:

You keep the crowds coming! We are completely spoiled with the amount of good music and song writing that we have at our fingertips in SecondLife. We thank you for choosing to share your talents on the After Dark Lounge stage! We are both proud to offer the best talent on the grid and humbled that you all chose to play on our stage!

To our audiences:

Not to sound too braggy, but we have some of the absolute best audiences in all of SecondLife! Friendly, chatty, damn good looking, just all around great people! The fact that you keep coming back tells us that we are doing something right! With so much musical talent available at the click of a mouse, we are grateful that you choose to spend your time with us. Thank you all for your continued support, your fantastic tips and your pretty/handsome faces!

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Thank you seems so inadequate, as all of you, musicians, regulars, friends, newcomers, have made After Dark Lounge what it is and keep it going!

Have a safe and happy New Year!

~ The After Dark Lounge Crew

Tell Ty Volume 6!

everyone-seems-normal-until-you-get-to-know-themIt is once again the time to be told! You know you have missed it, go with it, embrace it, it is ok…….you know you want to! Obligatory recap! If you are new to the blog (Shame on you….I mean, WELCOME!) you can find the previous installments of Tell Ty here:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5! If you are too lazy to back read, the long and the short of it is that this is a quirky little way to get to know the regular artists that play at After Dark Lounge!

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                                                    Stephanniyah Sinatra

Up first in this installment we have the lovely Stephanniyah Sinatra. Stephanniyah is the pint sized woman with a vibrato that can rattle your soul. You can normally catch her at After Dark Lounge every other Sunday at 8pm. Steph was actually one of the very first replies I received when I began Tell Ty, but I am a massive slacker and kept forgetting to snap a pic of her!

1. Tell me something random.                                                                                       I’ve been wearing a tattoo with the name Brian for the last 5 years in sl. There is absolutely no significance to this, I just like telling people I used to love a man….named Brian.

2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.                                              I’m really, REALLY, terrible at editing objects . I’m pretty sure there is a collection of my belongings shoved down in to SL’s middle earth.

3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.                                              For my first year in sl I had shorty t-rex arms, I’m not proud but I’m not ashamed.

I can’t help but feel there is a man out there named Brian who has a wistful look on his face right now and a large pile of poorly edited objects.

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                                                              Raspbury Rearwin

Up next we have Raspbury Rearwin, or as I like to call him, Rasp Ass. Rasp has been around the SL music scene forever and a day, and was a regular in the crowd at After Dark. Legend according to Rasp is that Meegan would not ask him to play at After Dark. Meegan threw the b.s. flag on that! While Rasp does not have a regular slot at After Dark Lounge he is gracious enough to fill in for us, so long as my boobs do the asking!

1. Tell me something random.                                     supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.                                                  I have never had a 3 way
3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.                                              I’m 25% Chinese

Being from the Cincinnati area, I was curious whether Rasp meant the food or the sexual kind of 3 way…….but alas, no follow-up is allowed so you can just let your imagination run wild with that one!

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                                                      Grif Bamaisin

Last but never ever least, we have Grif Bamaisin, also known as The Electric Brit. He rocks After Dark with his loud guitar licks every other Thursday. Backed by his band members, the Tamborettes and wearing the funkiest pants that can be found in SL, Grif’s shows keep pixels moving!

1. Tell me something random.                                                                                            I don’t make set lists, but pick songs as i go.
2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.                                                  I am still nervous playing, on new songs my left leg will shake as I sing, making me pitchy.
3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.                                        I toured with Rick James (Lighting Crew)

Did touring with Rick James turn Grif into a SuperFreak? That might explain the pants!

There it is! Volume 6 is in the books!

~Ty

Happy Birthday Reknard!

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There are many regulars who we adore at After Dark. What do we do for those we adore? We show them just how much they mean to us and celebrate them and their milestones!

Reknard Goldshark, also knows as LadyGlory’s arm candy, has been a fixture at After Dark since I have been visiting there. Rek has a wonderful sense of humor, a generous soul and is just an all around good guy. It was a pleasure to celebrate his birthday with him and with some of his favorite musicians!

LG and Rek RBD

Stephanniyah Sinatra started off the night. (And because I am none too bright some nights, I completely blanked on taking a picture of her while she was on stage!) Steph is not only one of Rek’s favorite artists, but she also played at the wedding of Rek and LG. Steph had Rek and LG all starry eyed, gooey and flirty. They are my favorite couple in SL and they routinely make me throw up a little in my mouth.

11032673_457418087743694_78702997_oFunkyFreddy Republic played the second hour with special guest Max Kleene. It was very obvious that they were having a hell of a time at the barn and the laughter and good times were infectious!

Fred and Max RBD Fred and Max2 RBD Max RBDThe evening ended with LG giving Rek a VERY special birthday gift and ended up earning herself a little spending money in the process! Sadly, I did not take any pictures of Rek receiving his gift from LG and even if I had, I am sure she would be less than thrilled with me if I posted them here! Instead I will give you this “dramatic reenactment“. Not entirely safe for work, but not the worst I could do either!

Happy Birthday Rek!

Ty’s Choice Awards

 

 

Disclaimer:
This is not mean to belittle the Avi Choice Awards. Like everything else that I write, this is written in the spirit of silliness and fun! RS90s-cup-trophy*DRUMROLL*

Booming announcer voice: “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the first annual Ty’s Choice Awards! And now…your hostess for the evening, Tyche Szondi!”

Thank you! Thank you! You can all sit now, there is no need for all of that. There will be plenty of time to show your undying love and appreciation for me at the after party!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the first annual Ty’s Choice Awards! This is an award show like no other! There are no nominees. There are no losers. Rather than having our regular musicians vying against one another for some silly statuette, I have taken it upon myself to give each of them an award in a category completely tailored just for them! Another way the Ty’s Choice Awards are better than other awards shows is the lack of long winded acceptance speeches. (Unless any of the artists would like to send me an acceptance speech, in which case I will gladly feature it on the website!)

One final thing before we hand out the awards. Unfortunately, Meegan Danitz cannot be with us this evening. As some of you may have witnessed before the show while on the red carpet, Meegan was told by security that if she had one more nip slip she would be banned from the show and not allowed back on the premises until the show was over. Upon hearing this, Meegan untied her wrap dress and walked the rest of the red carpet with her dress hanging open and all of her lady bits showing. At the end of the red carpet she was taken into custody. We wish her the best and look forward to seeing her at the after party!

Now on with the show! Screw the silly jokes between awards, and the music numbers. Let’s give these things out! Now, When you read the list you need to read them in an announcer’s voice. “And the TCA for ________ goes to_____!” Extra points if you read them aloud and get strange looks from people around you! And-the-Winner-Is-CP-Confetti
Best Growl: Joel Eilde (Red Heaven)
Most Angelic Giggle: Lyrica Acoustic
Most Demonic Laugh: FunkyFreddy Republic
Best Wood: Obeloinkment Wrigglesworth
Most Likely to Sing About Wood: SaraMarie Philly (Dick Family Reunion)
Most Likely to Work Local Chat Into a Song: Porter Paquot
Most Likely to be Distracted By Meegan in a Short Skirt: Reggie Sunset
Most Fierce Ass: duh……
Best Tip Jar: Maximillion Kleene’s Tipsy the Cow
Most Likely to Melt Tyche with His Voice: TwinGhost Ronas
Most Likely to Melt Tyche with Her Voice: Rara Destiny
Craziest Pants: Grif Bamaisin
Best Use of A Goat and/or Sheep in Sampling: DeepSky Timeless
Most Likely to Introduce You to an Instrument You Have Never Heard Before: Voodoo Shilton
Best Beard: PT Beardmore
Most Likely to Have Meegan Saying “Ph**k” in Local: Phemie Alcott
Most Multi-lingual Songstress: Roxy Paradox
Least Graceful Dismount (aka Most Likely to Play on With a Broken Leg): Frets Nirvana
Best SL to RL Love Story:  Avvy Barzane
Most Likely to Loop the F-Bomb: Jordan Reyne
Best Ever to Play Tell Ty: Liz Aday
Best Banana Pancakes: Beamer Lowtide
Kinkiest: Ren Enberg and Quai Franklin
Most Missed: Loreen Legion

Last but never least we have the Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Stephanniyah Sinatra. She has earned this award by being the longest running regular artist to play at After Dark!

Congratulations to all of our winners! We hope that you wear the honor of this award like a badge!

Now on to the after party, where I just got word that Meegan is currently dancing on a table and I am getting conflicting reports as to whether she is clothed or not!

~Tyche

Please enjoy some moments from the red carpet!

Porter Red Carpet

Porter Paquot

Voo Red Carpet

Voodoo Shilton

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                                           Joel Eidle

Rek and LG

LadyGlory and Raknard

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                                                          Tyche Szondi

 

 

 

 

‘Tis the season to be………AWESOME!

It’s Christmastime at After Dark!

AD Christmas Stage 2If you have not seen the festive splendor that is After Dark all done up for the holidays then you are missing out! The amazing Thea has really outdone herself with the gorgeous decorations! It is hard to walk in to the place and not feel like you want to fa-la-la your las!

No holiday season would be complete without the super fun insanity that is the holiday party! Egg will be nogged, punch will be spiked, pixels will be thoroughly partied! Since you know that After Dark does not half-ass anything, there will be two holiday theme nights!

Sunday December 21, 2014

‘Tis the season to be fancy
Fa la la la la la la la la
Get dolled up and come get dancey
Fa la la la la la la la la
There will be good music playing
Fa la la la la la la la la
With lots and lots of pixel swaying
Fa la la la la la la la la

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Poster courtesy of The Incorrigible Miss Cori.

That’s right! We are getting gussied up on Sunday at After Dark! Put on your prettiest dress or your fanciest pants and join us with your pinkies up!

Tuesday December 23,2014

Jingle bells
I’m scared as hell
Is that a zombie Santa there?
The evil elf is on the shelf,
And he’s got that creepy glare!

Jingle bells
Still scared as hell
What’s with the demon deer?
It might be time to pound some wine
And rock out to the sweet tunes here!

Poster courtesy of The Incorrigible Miss Cori

Poster courtesy of The Incorrigible Miss Cori

What does “Scary Christmas” mean? Any dang thing you want it to! Put the nugget in your brain and run with the first thing that comes to mind! You know that at After Dark nearly anything goes! (Note from management: “Anything goes so long as all pertinent bits and pieces are properly covered.”)

What scary Christmas means to Tyche.

What scary Christmas means to Tyche.

Come down this week and get as festive as your bad elf wants! We look forward to celebrating the season with you!

Burnin’ Down The…..Nest?

You just never know what you are going to come across when you visit After Dark for a night of awesome tunes!

Sunday’s evening began like any other great night at After Dark. SaraMarie Philly started off the evening with a gorgeous set. Voodoo Shilton was up next, and as always he made his guitar sing like no one else can! If you are familiar with Voo’s music then you have to be familiar with Elephant Strut. (And if you are not, get familiar!) The evening took a turn for the super-awesome when Porter Paquot was so moved by the song that she decided she needed to rez an elephant to ride! People often talk about “the elephant in the room” but Sunday we got to actually see that elephant! I am still kicking myself for not snapping a picture!

What does all if this have to do with burning nests? Don’t you fret, I am getting there dangit! As the talented Stephanniyah Sinatra took the stage, it was mentioned that Eric’s nest was missing. For those who might be confused by this, Eric Poultry is a chicken and a chicken needs a nest! After much banter throughout the crowd, Porter took it upon herself to build Eric a bowl to take the place if his missing nest. And what does every good bowl need? A picture of Meegan’s backside of course!

Not to be outdone, Voodoo whipped out his mad building skills and started to built a nest of his own.(Which, for the record, looked like french fries to me and made me hungry!) It was a nest build off! Which nest would the chicken choose? The crowd was electric with anticipation!

Porter was not going down without a fight, her nest may have technically been a bowl, but she made it glow! A glowing bowl-nest, with Meegan’s backside on it! Could it be beat? I will let you be the judge!

Snapshot_004Snapshot_005The nest build off came to a head when Voodoo lit his nest afire and offered to cook the chicken!

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Bowls with behinds, chickens, flaming french fry nests, elephants….all reasons to never miss a night at After Dark. You never know what will happen next!