Tell Ty Vol 9 AND How’d You Get Here Vol 5!

What?!?!?! A Tell Ty AND a How’d You Get Here in the same post! Has the world gone crazycakes! Actually, it has, but that has nothing to do with this post. You know the drill when it comes to both of these much anticipated types of posts. If you don’t then shame on you! Once you realize what you have done feel free to click here and here to find the lists of previous volumes.

She is an icon in her own right. You have seen her at After Dark many a time and at the helm of Guerilla Burlesque. Her image is featured on the After Dark show posters that you see plastered on Facebook. She is a director, producer, photographer, DJ, writer, dancer, explorer and the matriarch of Idle Rogue. She is the one, the only cherryblonde Scribe, aka Cherry to many.  .
As Idle Rogue celebrates its 6th year of greatness on the grid, there is no better way to honor that than by featuring the fearless leader. On a side note, if you have never explored Idle Rogue outside of After Dark, you need to. The sim is utterly amazing. Get out, wander a bit. It is well worth it!
Tell Ty Volume 10
1. Tell me something random.
10-20% of women have never experienced an orgasm. This is a travesty.
2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.
I’m not very good at “random”
3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.
I once made a valve guide for a Harley Davidson to 0.00+/- tolerance. I have also cleaned up a game of pool from the break and topped out on 180 in a game of darts. I have a misspent youth 😉
I have to agree, the fact behind the random statement is a travesty! Those poor things! I would also like to add that there is nothing wrong with a misspent youth when said youth becomes as amazing as cherry is as an adult.
How’d You Get Here Volume 5
Curiously, when I first logged on to Second Life, the major Australian telco had a portal and their own sim, and many Australians came to SL through The Ponds Estate. Because they’re a corporate entity, they didn’t allow music streaming on-sim, you had to listen externally to DJs and they didn’t have live musicians. It didn’t take long to break out of the walled garden though!
I had been to a few musicians but hadn’t really taken to it – surprisingly, because music is my passion – when I got a notice from an art gallery for a live music event. It was JimmyT49 Dukes, and my entire world, in both lives, changed right there. I had been at home with my youngest child for 6 years, and was missing live music in ways that pervaded everything … and listening to Jimmy Dukes, I realised, I could have it back, I could go to live concerts and hear great music.
There’s not as much of the kind of live music I like in Second Life, I’m a rock chick and I love the band sound, which is hard to do and not lucrative enough to draw the kind of talent I dream about. But I’ll wait 😉
Cherry also asked that I add the following statement:
please like me on facebook, I need a friend
https://www.facebook.com/chryblnd/
You really should. She posts interesting things……..not the drivel you see all too often on social media!

Tell Ty Vol. 9!

Hello Tell Ty my old friend……..You’re asking questions once again…..

YEEHAW!! Tell Ty is BACK! Everyone knows that I am nosy and I love to ask questions and Tell Ty lets me do just that without making me look like a total creeper! Since it has been a long time since there has been a volume of Tell Ty, I feel the need to give a bit of a refresher for those who may be new to the blog or for those regular readers who just forget things for whatever reason. Personally, I find the thoughts that roll out of my mind to amusing that I do not understand how anyone could ever forget them. I mean, honestly, my trains of thought are so on the track that it boggles my mind how anyone would forget one……now what was I talking about?

Tell Ty is a quick and relatively painless way to get to know the staff of After Dark and the musicians that groove the stage and rock the walls. I ask three questions. The same three things of every person that participates. 1. Tell me something random. 2. Tell me something you think I should know about you. 3. Tell me something that not everyone knows about you. See, it is totally painless. No staff or musicians were harmed in the making of Tell Ty. If you would like to take a trip down memory lane and look at the previous volumes of Tell Ty you can click here.

This volume features a staff member that I completely forgot I had not accosted with my questions when she officially joined the staff and a musician who is new to After Dark.

Tell Ty Volume 9!

                                                   Hunson Abadeer (tharaddavil)

This volume of Tell Ty begins with a newcomer to the After Dark stage, Hunson Abadeer. Not only is he a newcomer to our stage, but he is possibly one of the youngest performers to have played After Dark. I promise he is legal though. I know you are all thinking “OMG! They let her deal with minors?!?!” Don’t be silly! We all know that would be a catastrophe!

1. Tell me something random.
I bailed the banks out. I spawned this whole house.
2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.
Typically, I’m playing drums and writing music for my wizard pop band called The Flabbercasters. Hunson Abadeer is just something for me to do solo, when I’m feeling like less of a dork.
3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.
I used to be a considerably popular machinima youtuber. I made videos on a game called “Free Realms” back in 2010. It was seriously one of my favorite games of all time. Unfortunately, Sony shut down the servers in 2014, but my Youtube account kept getting visitors and subscribers. It currently has a little over 400 subscribers and my best video has almost reached 30,000 views. I’ve never been as embarrassed as I am proud. I used my real voice and got help from my brother too. Our voices are so high, it’s hilarious. In-game, I used the username “Th3 Raddavil” and that’s where my resident name (tharaddavil) stems from.
Please don’t make me regret sharing this:
https://www.youtube.com/user/FreeRealmRadDavil
You heard the man correctly, wizard pop band. I didn’t know what that was until I met Hunson and now I know that any band that play a love song about Medusa is good by me! And since he asked so nicely, let’s not make him regret sharing the youtube link!

She is the newest member of the After Dark Lounge Staff. She is a fantastic hostess and cute as a damn button but this woman has a dark side, and you are about to see it firsthand! Her replies are about as sassy as the finger she is presenting in the photo above! I present to you, the most judgey Tell Ty responses ever, from none other than Mrs. Shannyn Waverider!

1. Tell me something random.
I like to correct peoples typos…..
2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.
I noticed you made a typo in your questions here.
3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.
Your typo was here in question three, it should have been knowS not know. So something everyone does not know about me? I am an obnoxious bitch when it comes to typos! : )

After Shanny sent me her responses I applauded her on getting them back to me so quickly. Then I read the note card…….then I went through older Tell Ty notecards in my inventory to see if that typo had always been there. Sure enough, there it was in all of its typographical erred glory. 8.5 volumes of Tell Ty, most of them featuring at least 2 people and no one pointed it out till now. Thank you Shanny for being ever diligent and pointing out when I make a mistake!

There you have it folks! Another Tell Ty in the books! Hopefully more to come as well!

♥ Ty

Tell Ty Vol. 8!

everyone-seems-normal-until-you-get-to-know-themIt has been a long, long time since we ventured down the road of the silly and wonderful “getting to know you” game that is Tell Ty, but here we are again! As I was working on the blog last week is occurred to me that there was one Tell Ty response that I had sitting in my inventory that I had never posted! Shame on me!!

If you are new to the blog, or if the passing of months leaves your brain needing a refresher course, you can find the previous volumes of Tell Ty here:

TELL TY VOLUME 8!

Vol. 8 only features one person’s reply to Tell Ty. There was an awesome conversation about pictures that goes along with the reply. When I send out the requests for replies to Tell Ty I request a picture of the person I am featuring. For most this is a very simple request, but for one specific person it was a little more of a struggle to decide which picture to use. Behold, the awesome conversation!

SaraMarie Philly: Does the pic need to be square?
Tyche Szondi: nope
SaraMarie Philly: How about circle?
Tyche Szondi: works just fine!
SaraMarie Philly: Can it be shaped like a rabbit?
Tyche Szondi: I prefer a goat, but a rabbit will do
SaraMarie Philly: What if the picture IS of a rabbit?
Tyche Szondi: Hahahaha!
Tyche Szondi: Can you give me a rabbit with your face photoshoped onto it?
SaraMarie Philly: Do you want my whole body, or just my head?
Tyche Szondi: Whatever, I am not picky                                                              SaraMarie Philly: How about I send you about 50-75 pictures of myself and you can choose the cutest one.
Tyche Szondi: That works too. Or a rabbit, either way.
SaraMarie Philly: SL kinda squished me into being a “little person”
Tyche Szondi: I can desquish
SaraMarie Philly: If I send lots of pics, will you make me a shrine?
SaraMarie Philly: I mean…..”wall”
Tyche Szondi: If by shrine you mean print them all off and hang them in my closet…then yes!
SaraMarie Philly: yes yes yes, perfect                                                                         Then this picture was sent:

saramarie in pain

SaraMarie Philly: This one I kinda look in pain. That’s good, right? Very….musical.
Tyche Szondi: I can feel it                                                                                            Then this picture was sent:

saramarie face tattoo

Yes children, “back in the day” After Dark Lounge was known as After Dark at Rhi’s Poem.

SaraMarie Philly: Here’s one of my new tatoo.
Tyche Szondi: THAT is dedication to the venue
SaraMarie Philly: With this tatoo, RHI’s can never fire me.
SaraMarie Philly: Or change my timeslot.
Tyche Szondi: Hahaha!
Tyche Szondi: I might have to use that one                                                        But then…then this picture was sent and all other pictures were forgotten!

SaraMarie Bunny

Tyche Szondi: And we have a winner!!!!!
Tyche Szondi: OMG, I just horse laughed
SaraMarie Philly: I don’t know…..Do I look too fat?
SaraMarie Philly: ahahhaa
SaraMarie Philly: and hairy?
Tyche Szondi: You are rocking it. not everyone can pull it off, but you own it!
SaraMarie Philly: hahaha OK awesome
SaraMarie Philly: At least SL squished me to be thinner instead of the other way.
SaraMarie Philly: Nobody wants to be a chubby bunny
Tyche Szondi: I might have to make a photo montage!
SaraMarie Philly: in your closet you mean?
Tyche Szondi: Everywhere
SaraMarie Philly: hahahahaa

Any person willing to photoshop their face onto a bunny and turn themselves into a meme definitely deserves to not have their Tell Ty reply forgotten! So….without further ado, here it is!

Saramarie Philly’s Tell Ty!

1. Tell me something random.
I really like buttered popcorn flavored jelly beans, though I rarely buy them. I should go buy some.
2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.
I love to laugh. 
3. Tell me something that not everyone knows about you.
While I have played keyboard, violin and guitar in my shows and sung a variety of different styles including opera, my primary instrument for the first 4 years of music college was the clarinet.

WOOHOO! There you have it! Another volume of Tell Ty is in the books!

Tell Ty Volume 7!

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You know the drill! I make the three requests and the artists give me their replies. Sometimes they are deep thoughts, sometimes they are silly and sometimes they just leave you scratching your head and saying “Where the heck did they come up with that?!?”. If you do not know the drill or would just like to take a trip down memory lane you can check out the previous volumes of Tell Ty here:
Volume1
Volume 2
Volume 3
Volume 4
Volume 5
Volume 6

Vinnie SL12B

                                                               The Vinnie Show

First up we have Vinnie of The Vinnie Show. He is one of the newest additions to the regular lineup at After Dark Lounge. Vinnie brings good time and both originals and covers to his sets. We are thrilled to have him joining us at After Dark!

1. Tell me something random.
Dom was walking to the bakery and suddenly a truck came out of nowhere and RANDOM off the street.

2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.
I stopped maturing emotionally and mentally at approx. age 14.

3. Tell me something that not everyone knows about you.
I don’t have a belly button.

I can only assume based on the reply to number 3 that Vinnie was hatched from an egg. Seems logical enough to me!

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                           Phemie Alcott

Up next we have the lovely and talented Phemie Alcott! Phemie is far from new to the After Dark Lounge lineup, she has been a regular with us for quite a long while! She tickles the ivories with a combination of covers and originals from her EP Raising the Black.

1. Tell me something random.     i really love strawberry shortcake
2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.  that i’m working on another EP i’d like to release next year in 2016!
3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.   I am a cancer survivor! 🙂

I am positive that I am not the only one excited to hear that Phemie is working on another EP!!!!!

Lyndon-city

Rounding out this installment of Tell Ty is Mr. Lyndon Heart. Lyndon has been a staple on the SL music scene for more than a bit, and he has always been willing to stand in at After Dark Lounge no matter how last minute we approached him! Lyndon recently joined out regular schedule and we are loving it!

1. Tell me something random. I love kumquats
2. Tell me something you think I should know about you. I’m afraid of crows
3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you. I have a hit 45 on the interwebs from the 60’s

C’mon, I know you giggled when you read kumquats. Ok, maybe it was just me, but like Vinnie I seemed to have stopped maturing at age 14!

Until next time!

~Tyche

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.

dick and rasp

                                                              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

Tell Ty Volume 2!

everyone-seems-normal-until-you-get-to-know-themIt is that time again! Time to get to know a bit about the musicians and staff at After Dark through the silly and amazing game of Tell Ty! If you missed the first round, or have just forgot what the heck it is that I am talking about click here!

Max Poster White shirt  _ arms crossed  w_textIf you have never heard of Max Kleene, then you either live under a rock or are insanely new to the SL music scene! Aside from being an amazing showman, Max has the distinction of being the only musician (so far..hint, hint to those who have yet to reply!) to include video evidence with his replies!

1. Tell me something random: I pitched a 7 inning no hitter in Little League.               2. Tell me something you think I should know about you: I juice fruits and vegetables with my Omega Juicer.                                                                                                        3. Tell me something that not everyone knows about you: I carried the Olympic Torch for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics

MAX RUNNING THE FREAKING OLYMPIC TORCH!

Seriously, how freaking cool is that??!?! Personally I kind of wish he had included a video of juicing too, but maybe that is just me.

LadyG

                 LadyGlory GoldShark

LadyGlory GoldShark, or LG, as most of us call her, is next up! She is one of the gracious hostesses at After Dark. You know, the one being all cute and lovey with Rek? Yep, that is her and we love her for it!

1. Tell me something random. Yankee Candle add is calling me COOOME TO THE STORE
2. Tell me something you think I should know about you. i love to cook
3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you. I am over 40 Mwaahhh

Anyone care to guess how much over 40? Somehow I doubt she will give up that info!

I sincerely hope that you all are enjoying this as much as I am! Oh, and a note to those who have not replied yet, I know where you play! (insert evil laugh here)

~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

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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!

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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