Monday, December 29, 2008
The party itself was an insane success!! Killer tunes all day, including another DJ Battle, followed by 3 hours of my Freaky Xmas tunes. We decided on hourly contests this time around, and that worked out really well!!
Ridin' the RAILS
1. Marissa Fredriksson
2. Rhyanna Saphir
3. Rohan Ayres
1. Bloot Burnstein
2. AllieKatt Knipper
3. Dixiecupp Denimore
1. Jimmal65 Drevnerussky
2. Rhyanna Saphir
3. Bloot Burnstein
1. Bloot Burnstein
2. Rhyanna Saphir
3. Victoria Lachman
In the Wind
1. AllieKatt Knipper
2. Lissa Freenote
3. Rhyanna Saphir
1. AllieKatt Knipper
2. Jimmal65 Drevnerussky
3. Dixiecupp Denimore
1. Jimmal65 Drevnerussky
2. Apolline Boucher
3. Sly Nirpaw
1. Bloot Burnstein
2. EYEkon Burner
3. Ellari Burner
And, of course, the DJ Battle!!
1. Marvel Kit
2. Sly Nirpaw
3. Guenevere DeCuir
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Anyways, it's time for the Freakin' Xmas Party!! Those of you who attended the last one know that it's THE party to attend! Once again, we're kicking it off with a performance by The RAILS, live from Toronto at 11AM SLT. Then from 12-5PM we're gonna steal a page from our Halloween party and do another DJ battle! We'll have the best Rock DJs in SL swapping the stream to bring you the Freakiest Xmas set ever! Following the DJ battle I'm going to spin a special Metallic Xmas edition of the Saturday Shred from 5-8PM. I know I have Freaky Xmas tunes nobody else does, and I have to uphold my reputation as the Freakiest DJ in SL! We're also going to try something new: Hourly contests. That's right, we're going to have a new contest every hour, so make sure your inventory is organized!! Prizes will start at L$1000 and grow from there, so bring everyone you can think of!
In other Freaky news, we have 2 DJs making their Freakheim debut on Monday, Meka Chaffe will bring you her view of the Rock world 4-6PM, and Aplonis Ember will spin his eclectic set 6-8PM. Looks like Mondays will suck a whole lot less from now on, in fact Monday night's gonna be rockin!! Cyden picked up Wednesday 1-3PM, so now your Freaky Humpingday can last even longer. And Sly Nirpaw is going to spin on the Sundays Guen is out so your partying will no longer have a bi-weekly interruption.
RL is slowly losing its grip on me, and I may actually be able to be inworld more than once in a while. I ended up missing the Shred yesterday due to a RL obligation, but Sly filled in and kicked ass!! Hopefully I won't miss any sets this week......I live to rock your 2L!!!!
Monday, December 8, 2008
And now for the news the title alludes to: Yes, the Bears are back at Freakheim!! Trident & Bailey Runningbear bring a set of killer tunes & nonstop naughty fun to your Sunday from 1-3Pm SLT. Trident was one of the original Freakheim DJs and I'm glad to have him back. And to make it even better, Bailey has taken up DJing too. They swap off DJ/Host roles every half hour or so, and this past Sunday's set was kickass!! Make sure you put this show on your SL calendar, it's guaranteed good tunes & naughty fun!!
Sly Nirpaw has been Djing more & more lately, filling in when RL takes folks away. I still have yet to nail him to a solid timeslot, but if ya ever get a notice he's spinning, get your Freaky asses in here! He covered the Shred this past Saturday, and I couldn't tear myself away.
Cyden Nightfire has joined the Friday night fun, following up the Freakshow from 8-10PM with a set of seriously awesome tuneage. He has my love for classic rock, and this past Friday saw some killer 70s tunes mixed in. I stayed for the whole set, it was that great!! Way past coffin time, but you know how I am about music!
The 2nd Annual Freakin' Xmas Party is scheduled for 20 December, kicking off with TheRAILS live from Toronto at 11AM, Oz's Freaky DJ Battle from 12-5PM with hourly contests, and finishing off with a special Holiday edition of the Shred from 5-7. Fill your coolers, make some snacks, and prepare to spend the day at Freakheim!!
I'll try to get another post in soon, just wanted to let you all know that I am undead & well and have killer tunes on the way!!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
DJ Ishi has added Tuesday 4-6, and has brough on Yasayuki Kattun as her host for both of her sets. Yasa has a way with words, and her event notices are the best I've ever seen! Make sure you catch these two in action, it's always a kickass time! We also have some new hosts in addition to Yasa: Lacey Peterson is hosting for Tristan on Sundays, Kear Kuhn is hosting her RL hubby JSD on Tuesday 6-8, Lissa Freenote hosts Troy Kaminski on Saturdays, and Shay Hax has joined the staff as a fill-in host until she gets a permanent slot. LadyStar is on her way back to the USA, so Kear and Kayleyna will be covering her slots until she's back in action.
Traffic all over SL has been down these past couple of weeks, so it's very important that all you Freaks make an effort to drop by the sets and show some Linden Lovin' to our hardworking, hard-rockin' staff!! Due to RL commitments, my personal DJ schedule will be cut back for the next 3 weeks or so. I'll still be in & around, but doing way fewer sets. Fear not, I'll be back and Freakier than ever as soon as I get things taken care of.
And, last but not least, I finally got the Halloween pix posted. There's a link to the Freakheim flickr page over there on the right. Head on over & check them out. I was able to upload them full-size, so you can download the original size in full detail!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
2. Torrent Straaf
3. Dixiecupp Denimore
1. Ishimaru Kohime
2. Vanphoenix Rau
3. Apolline Boucher
1. Torrent Straaf
2. Kayleyna Moonites
3. Yasayuki Kattun
1. Lissa Freenote
2. Bloot Burnstein
3. Jondee Wemyss
1. AllieKatt Knipper
2. Fluffy Kitty
3. Bloot Burnstein
1. AllieKatt Knipper
2. Jodi Morane
3. Apolline Boucher
And, of course, the DJ Battle!
1. Guenevere DeCuir
2. UCBlack Legion
3. Troy Kaminski
Thanks to everyone who participated, either by working this weekend, dressing up for the contests, TPing in friends, etc.!
Monday, October 27, 2008
4-6PM Ishimaru Kohime
Contest: Monsters/Anime/Manga. Come dressed as Godzilla, Sailor Moon, dragons (small, please) Nekos, or any other Japanese-inspired avie!!
L$2500 on the board for the Top 3!
6-8PM Friday Freakshow with The Freak Magnet
Contest: Nightmares: What keeps you awake at night? Spiders? Vampires? Werewolves? Come dressed as the things that go bump in the night!!
L$2500 on the board for the Top 3!
8-10PM DJ April’s All-Dead Halloween
Contest: DEAD! Dead celebrities, Zombies, corpses, etc. Slip into that ghostly white skin & dress like Bogey, Lucy, Mr. Ed, or anyone else no longer among the living!!
L$2500 on the board for the Top 3!
1-5 PM DJ Freakout Battle
Some of our DJs decided they would battle it out to see who has the Freakiest tunes, so they’re gonna be swapping the stream back & forth in an effort to out-Freak each other!!
1-3PM Contest: Costume Party! Just about anything goes, cartoons, animals, monsters, just like a RL costume party!
L$2500 on the board for the Top 3!
3-5PM Contest: Like an animal! Yep, Furries, Nekos, cartoon critters, all sorts of wildlife! Let out the animal inside and you can win!!!
L$2500 on the board for Top 3!
5-7PM Saturday Shred with The Freak Magnet
Contest: SMEXXXY-Scary……the fine line between Fear & Lust…what can you come up with? I bet you have something lurking in that evil mind of yours!!! Show some flesh (preferably bloody) and win!!
L$2500 on the board for the Top 3!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
If you haven't been by the club recently, we have it all decked out for Halloween, with graveyards inside & out, spooky trees & a giant cauldron of candy!! Halloween festivities this year will be held both on Friday night 10/31 and Saturday evening 11/1, so make sure you pop in!! Prizes on Halloween will be a lot larger than normal, so stay tuned to the notices for contest themes.
I'll try to get some pix posted next time, just wanted you to know I was still undead & kickin' Another great reason to pop by Freakheim on Halloween is the Grid Wide Pumpkin Hunt. Details are available in the club and in the mall area. If you like free stuffs and treasure hunting, you definitely have to get in on this!!
Monday, October 13, 2008
For the Shred, I decided on "Under the Covers" as a theme....2 hours of killer cover tunes, and the best in sleepwear. Here's Kaedy showing off her smexxxy undies as I play along on the floor!
And, of course, plenty more good times & killer tunes coming up this week! Inked Jewell returns Monday night 6-8, JSD Etzel Tuesday 6-8, Myn's Mid-Week Mania Wednesday 5-7, And our new Triple Threat Thursday!! Dany Moonbeam will rock you 1:30-3:30, Rosie Rocks! at 4, and Lainey at 6!! Talk about rockin' overdose!!! And once you finally get some rest it will be time to kick off the weekend with DJ Ishi on Friday at 4 followed by the Friday Freakshow at 6. On Saturday, Oz is on 3-5 and the Saturday Shred 5-7...stay tuned for details...you know the music will kick ass & the prizes will be big!!!
Above is a pic from April's Monday Decapitation set, we had an awesome turnout for a Monday, and decided to have a "Fuck Monday" contest.....almost everyone got in on that and the tunes were incredibly kickass!!
Here's a pic from Oz's Cowboy set last week....we had pink ponies, purple ponies, and even a Centaur as well as cowboys & Indians. We also found out that Kaedy could shoot her cow gun and open the barn doors!
Following that set was my "Strange" set.....and this guy definitely took that to heart! Check out the Mohawk & fangs on Mr. Happy!
Ishi changed form several times last Friday, eventually settling on the purple & black kitty, all while rocking the place apart!
I decided on a "Hell Yeah, it's Friday!" theme for the Freakshow, and everyone seemed to have a rockin' time! We even had good participation in the contest!
As you can see, Freakheim seriously rocked all week long!!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
On Sunday, Gorgeous Guenevere rocked for 2 1/2 hours, it was a seriously kickass set!! On Monday, Inked Jewell came in and blew the place apart from 6-8, and Tuesday saw the return of JSD Etzel for the most eclectic set of the week. That brings us up to tonight, and Myn's rockin' the 80s as we speak.
Coming up Thursday will be Rosie & Lainey, then Ishi & my Freakshow on Friday. One of these days I'll get some pix up, in fact I'm doing this from my streaming comp and not the one with the pix on it.
Whatever ya do, make sure you catch some sets at Freakheim, it's definitely the home of the best music in SL!!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
So far this week, we've heard the return of Monday Decapitation with April Coswell, killer turnout for a Monday!! It was a RL bad day for me, and I seriously needed some good music. By the time the set was half over, I was laughing out loud at April's Freaky tunes and jamming along with the rest. Due to RL, the Monday Decapitation won't return until 10/27, but April promises to pop in the week of the 20th if at all possible.
Following April on Monday was guest DJ Dom Manatiso filling in for Inked Jewell and any life left in Monday was blown away. Dom delivered an intense set of Metal, Hardcore & Screamo that lit the sim next door on fire! Dom's set also saw the debut of Crystle Penucca as host. She's definitely a Freak and did a fine job her first night hosting.
Tuesday saw the return to the airwaves of JSD Etzel. He & I played the same club over a year ago, and we were constantly challenging each other with off-the-wall requests. RL has kept him off the air for several months, but he's back and spinning at Freakheim. There's really no way to describe his set except "Absolutely anything, anytime". Bluegrass, acoustic, classic rock, Metal, blues....you name it it's in there.....and sounding great!!
Myn's Mid-Week Mania returned on Wednesday, and kicked off Halloween with a bang! Why wait? The Freakiest club in SL, just down the block from the coolest Halloween Shop in SL was the perfect place to kick off Halloween early! Joining Myn was our newest host, Staroftesun Criss, and they kept the place jumping!
Tonight we have Rosie Rocks! at 4 and Lainey Thorne at 6. So grab some food, drinks, whatever, and get yourself down to Freakheim for the rockinest 4 hours inworld every Thursday! OK, now the big news....the Friday Freakshow has moved to Freakhiem!!! Ishi's on 4-6 and then the Freakshow roars in from 6-8 with my usual eclectic mix of whatever the hell I feel like playing added to your Rockin' requests!!! I'm also slotted at Burning Life from 8-10, if you wanna keep rockin', IM me & I'll send a taxi!
Saturday will feature Oz at 3 and the Saturday Shred with me from 5-7. We get to extend the weekend this week, as Gorgeous Guen is back on Sunday 3-5PM.
I don't know when I'll get back to posting pix, but I do have them and I'll eventually get them up here. Till then, stay Freaky & keep on Rockin'!!!!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Saturday started off with a bang, as we had a live set from Kelvinblue Oh, Texas bluesman extraordinaire and survivor of Hurricane Ike. Yep, ol' Kev decided to ride it out & said the house was definitely a-rockin' but not from his guitar. He managed to have power & internet restored in time for Saturday's set, and knocked out an hour of killer electric Blues.
Oz was stuck in RL Saturday evening, but we still got our Dutch Treat, as Marvel Kit filled in for him. Marv's set kicked ass, and everyone there had fun. I hope to get Marv in as a regular set sometime soon. Oz did manage to make it to Freakheim for the end of Marv's set & he hung around for my "Strange" set. I played a lot of strange tunes, and there were plenty of strange avies at the club. I came as the Road Runner.....yep, the cartoon character.
The week finished off with another great set from Gorgeous Guenevere. She had a movie theme and played a lot of soundtrack tunes & general killer trax. Not a lot of bodies there, and if you missed it, shame on you!! Guen plays every other Sunday, so mark your calendars for her next set, 5 October.
This week sees the return of Myn's Mid-week Mania on Wednesday, followed by Rosie & Lainey on Thursday, and Oz & I on Saturday. Oh, before I forget, the shopping area has been completely redone into a Gothic village, and Kaedy opened up a Halloween shop at the far end of the parcel. Make sure you check it out, there's waycool stuffs in there unavailable anywhere else inworld! Since I'm running 2 days late, I decided to skip the pix this week, but I'll try to get some in my next posting. See ya at Freakheim!!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Myn's Mid-Week Mania returned on Wednesday, and those who came had a rockin' good time!! She definitely has a way with tunes, make sure you check the calendar for her sets and get over Humpday rockin' in style!
On Thursday, Rosie and Lainey kept the walls shakin' for 4 solid hours of tunes & good times! These ladies definitely know how to get an early start on the weekend, there's no better music inworld than right here at Freakheim!
Saturday's festivities kicked off with a live set by The RAILS from Toronto, Canada. They're friends of mine, and always put on a fun, rockin' show with their irreverent brand of "Rock-n-Raoul"! If you haven't heard them, make it a point to do so soon! This set was extra-special, as Tallulah Tripsa was visiting and sat in on drums for the set. Amazing what a Pushy Cat can do!
Kaedy once again went wild with the docorations, and the whole club was transformed into a surreal, spooky forest. This was perfect for Oz's theme, which was "Creatures of the Night". All manner of ghouls, vamps, werewolves & more turned out to dance thru the fog to some seriously killer tunes! We had enough participants to get the prize up to L$1000, and the Random Money Giver lined a few pockets as well!
Kaedy asked me to do a KISS set, and since it segued perfectly from Oz's it seemed like a natural! We had 2 hours of KISS spanning their entire career, and lots of kickass costumes as well! As you can tell by the pix, the decorations were seriously kickass, if you haven't been to one of our themed nights you're really missing out!
This coming week we'll have Fury Aeon on Tuesday 4-6, Rosie Rocks! Thursday 4-6, and Lainey Thorne Thursday 6-8. RL has kept Ishi from Fridays recently, but keep an eye out for a notice, she may be able to pop in and JRock for ya! Kelvinblue Oh is scheduled to bring his live Texas Blues to Freakheim on Saturday at 11AM, but since he is in the Houston area his availability is in question. He is all right, but without power at this time. I will update you as I know more, but please keep him in your thoughts. Oz is off this Saturday for RL, but I'll be there with the Shred as usual. No idea what the theme will be, but I can guarantee the music will rock you to your core! And last but not least, Gorgeous Guenevere will return on Sunday 3-5PM!
Monday, September 8, 2008
On Thursday, Rosie rocked out from 4-6, and I actually got back in time to catch the end of her set. It was definitely the rockinest place inworld!! Rosie has proven herself a serious Rock DJ, come on down on Thursday and see what all the buzz is about!! At 6 PM, Lainey Thorne took over for her debut set at Freakheim, and spun one seriously kickass mix!! The tunes were so good I found it hard to leave, but eventually crawled into the coffin for some much needed rest.
On Friday, Murphy (of Murphy's Law) showed up in force. Ishi started out by having SL issues, and after several relogs got that under control, only to have ISP issues before her set even started. She's on the sched for this Friday, hopefully everything goes as planned. Sly jumped in & spun for a while, so there was rockin' at Freakheim on Friday!!
On Saturday, silliness took over with Oz's Trailer Trash set. Some seriously weird (but excellent) tuneage was played, and the costumes were outrageous! Kaedy once agin did some killer decorating, and we had trailers, kiddie pools, beer, KFC, you name it!!
Here's a pic of Kaedy showing her Redneck side, dancing her smexxxy ass of, but not spilling a drop of that beer!!
For the Shred, I had decided to do Part 6 of my Symphonic Metal series, and figured a Formal event would set the tone nicely. After some hurried clothes changing, with fangs crossed due to the asset server issues, we proceeded to rock the dead highbrow style!! There's so much more of this music I want to share, so keep a lookout for Part 7!!
On Sunday, Guen decided to do an underwear event for her bi-weekly set and it proved to be very popular!! The asset server issues had abated by then, and all our friends showed up in their skivvies for some awesome tunes!! I even took a study break and dropped in for the set, hard to resist a room full of folks in their undies!!
This week looks to be another rock fan's dream, starting out with Monday Decapitation from April Coswell, Fury Aeon on Tuesday, Myn's Mid-Week Mania on Wednesday, Rosie & Lainey on Thursday, and hopefully Ishi on Friday.
Saturday promises to be absolutely insane, starting off with live music from the RAILS at 2, followed by Oz from 3-5 with his "Creatures of the Night" event, and topped off by the Saturday Shred from 5-7. This week's Shred will be a KISS event..yes, the band, 2 hours of KISS from thoughout their career, and a contest for the best KISS outfit!! Time to start shopping!!
Monday, September 1, 2008
Tuesday's still a blank date on the calendar, if you know someone who wants to do a 4-6 set on Tuesdays, have them contact me or Sly & we'll set them up!
Wednesday saw the return of Myn's Mid-Week Mania, and boy did it rock! I've known Myn almost since I've been in SL, and she always delivers an awesome set, usually around a theme...check the calendar for details!
Rosie Rocks! returned for Thursday 4-6, and did she ever! Rafter-shaking tunes, bawdy conversations, general silliness and more made the 2 hours fly by! Ishi had to bow out of her Thursday set due to RL, but this week will see the debut of Lainey Thorne at Freakheim for the 6-8PM set. Lainey plays a broad mix of rock with a little German Industrial thrown in for good measure. Come on down this Thursday and give her a warm Freakheim welcome!
Friday saw the return of Ishi, and it was one of her best sets ever! For once her computer played nice and the set rocked from start to finish...and of course her voice was as captivating as ever. Her RL is almost as hectic as mine, but she plans to continue her Friday 4-6, so make sure you drop in for a unique mix of hard rock, Metal, JRock & more!!
On Saturday, SL's skeletal bassist, Dolmere Talamasca dropped in for an hour of his Basstastic Perversions. We had the club decorated with a Space theme for the DJ sets, and Dolmere fit right in....really, I do think he's from space...and man can that dude wail on the bass! He had a color-change script that responded to colors shouted out by the audience, including Rainbow!!
A panned- out shot showing off Kaedy's kickass decorating:
After Dolmere's set, Oz got on the stream for his Alien Invasion set and played 2 hours of alien and space themed tunes. The costumes were as outrageous as usual, and everyone had a blast!
Since the place was all decked out....including a flyable spaceship that you could walk around in...I continued the Space theme for the Shred with a Sci-Fi contest and 2 more hours of Space-themed music including some serious rarities. The crowd was small, but those in attendance had a great time. I was in a Chewbacca avie for my set....nope, no pix, you had to be there to see it!
This week is shaping up to rock out like always, starting with Myn on Wednesday, Rosie & Lainey on Thursday and Ishi on Friday. This Saturday, the Shred will feature Part 6 of my iconic Symphonic Metal set in celebration of Lucy's Rezday. If you haven't heard one of these sets, do not miss it!! I play tunes that blend the melodies & structure of Symphonic music with Metal instrumentation; from bands like Queensryche, Therion, Nightwish, Evanescence & more!!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Myn was unable to get in on Wednesday, so her 80s set has been rescheduled to this Wednesday, 8/27. Thursday brought the Killer tunes of Rosie Rocks! and the return of my Li'l Sis, LadyStar to hosting at Freakheim. Following Rosie, the fabulous Ishi rocked out a solid set and we got quite a dose of that awesome voice! Ishi returned on Friday to keep things rockin and kicked off the weekend in style!
On Saturday, Oz decided to celebrate the end of summer with a Summer Camp theme...complete with tents, campfires, s'mores and more! I decided it wouldn't be camping without wildlife, and showed up as a red fox.
Of course, it wouldn't be a campout without spooky stories, so the Shred featured movie monsters & villains. As you see, Freddy & Jason came with murder on their minds!
Of course, more fun is in store this week, as we kick off with Monday Decapitation, so make sure you stop by Freakheim & catch the best music in SL!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
On Wednesday, Myn's Mid-Week Mania had a "Myn's Diner" theme, and she played music from the 40s through the 60s. There were diner tables, 50s outfits, and even a picture of "The Fonz" on display, as well as my hotrod. I had to leave halfway through to get to my own set, and it was hard because the music was awesome!!
Thursday saw the return of Rosie Rocks! and man, did she ever!! RL had thrown her a few curveballs lately, and her set featured quite a bit of angry music. It did the trick, though, cuz by the end of the set we were all in a great mood!
Also on Thursday, Sly took the stream in place of the vacationing Ishi, and I hosted. Yep, I suck as a host. On the other hand, Sly totally rocks as a DJ and has an amazingly broad collection of music. You should definitely try to catch one of his sets, either at Freakheim or elsewhere. I'm hoping to get him into regular rotation at some point, so keep an eye on the calendar!
For his Saturday set, Oz had a "buccaneer" theme, complete with treasure chests, maps, loot, rum, and even a pirate ship inside the club! Everyone who came looked dashing, and the music was once again top-notch!
The decorations were so cool, I decided to leave them up for the Shred and my "Warriors" theme. Basically anyone who preferred to shoot first and ask questions later was eligible, and we had everything from pirates to a Trojan show up, armed to the teeth! I slid in a lot of different tunes, and even ended up going into overtime. The party was going along so well, I played till 8PM!
Stay tuned for more craziness, as this Wednesday Mn's Mid-Week Mania features the 80s, and Thursday brings Rosie Rocks! and the return of DJ Ishi. And, of course, plan to be at Freakheim on Saturday for Oz's Summer Camp set as well as the Saturday Shred!!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
On Monday, April Coswell returned with her Monday Decapitation set that she does more or less every other Monday. We had a great turnout, and the tunes were superb! Anything & everything got into the mix, from Metal to Punk, to seriously bizarre requests; it was truly a celebration of having survived the beginning of the work week! As part of a Relay for Life wager, April agreed to spend a month blond & girly...take a good look at the pic below, by the time the next Monday Decapitation rolls around, April will be back to her edgy self!!
That's all for now, I hope to be able to keep the posts regular, at least weekly for the time being. Make sure you check the calendar page for upcoming events, and I'll see ya at Freakheim!!
For his entire set, Ozark was "Sleeping Ozzy", complete with glass coffin! I didn't see the enchanted kiss that woke him, maybe it was just a frog! I missed the first half of the set due to computer issues, but the hour I was there completely kicked ass!!
The decorations were so over-the-top that we just left them up for the Saturday Shred, where we celebrated the immortals among us with an "Undead" theme. Yes, my streaming computer had been exorcised, and my mic once again worked. One of the various Micro$uck Updates had rendered my mic silent earlier in the day and I spent a couple hours troubleshooting it. Thanks to Rollback I was able to rock out as usual for the Shred.
Things are picking up at the club, though I will be disappearing into the void of school next week. Fear not, it will be business as usual and I'll be there for the Shred just like every Saturday. I will, however, be very scarce during the week, but Kaedy & Sly will keep things going. Don't forget to check out the mall next door to the club, containing the relocated Freaky Beaver, Collisions, FUBAR, and Masters of Lust.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Following Oz will be the Saturday Shred from 5-7PM where we'll be "Playing Doctor!" L$500 will be on the board for best in Hospital.....naughty nurses, sadistic surgeons, even mad scientists are welcome!! Of course, patients are needed too, especially in those gowns with the open back......seeya there for fun & gropes!!
Monday, July 28, 2008
On Thursday, Rosie Barthelmess made her Freakheim debut, and wow, what a set!! Rosie exposed her previously hidden Rocker side, and even the bodies downstairs were dancing! If you missed either of these two sets, make sure you catch them this week!!
Ishi also rocked the house, doing the 6-8 on Thursday and the 4-6 on Friday. Every time she plays, she continues to introduce me to more killer tunes I've never heard!!
Saturday was an unusual day at Freakheim, and the Rockinest one all week!! We started out by hosting Guen & Oz's wedding reception, and Kaedy did her usual phenomenal job of decorating the front lawn.
I got on the stream for an hour, then we were treated to killer live Blues from the UK provided by the awesome Blindboy Gumbo!! I had neglected to tell him that he'd be playing at a wedding party, but he jumped right in and kept the place hopping, including playing some incredible acoustic slide!! If you missed his set, make sure to watch the calendar, we'll be having him back again soon!
After Blindboy's set, I got on the air for another hour, and we moved the party inside the club. OZ took over at 4PM, and man, what a set!! We decided to have a Formal event so folks wouldn't have to change, and we had enough participation to boost the prize to L$1000!! Everyone looked great, and OZ was on such a roll that he played clean through till 7PM!! I enjoyed every minute of his set, just one kickass tune after another!!
Now for the "200" reference in the title: On Saturday evening, the Band of Freaks went over 200 members!! I know, there is always a little attrition from folks dropping the group for work reasons, etc., but it was still a major milestone. I appreciate each and every one of you who make the effort to stop by & let us rock you. Especially those who have Group membership issues due to their SL jobs. As I have said from the beginning, it's all about the music, and you Freaks have voted with your teleporters time and again by coming to Freakheim! We hope to continue bringing you the best music in SL, whether it be one of our kickass DJs or a live musician. If you hear a live musician or a DJ that you'd like us to bring to Freakheim, let me, Kaedy or Sly know & we'll try to get 'em in here. Thank you for beleiving in the music and making Freakheim a happening place!!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Myn Delling will have Myn's Mid-week Mayhem every now and then, so keep an eye on the calendar. Thursday brings yet another fresh set of tunes from Rockin' Rosie B.!! Rosie Barthelmess is no stranger to the turntables, and she'll be rockin' the dead from 4-6 PM, followed by the unique mix from DJ Ishi from 6-8 PM
Friday starts out with DJ Ishi from 4-6PM, and Trident Runningbear plays 6-9PM. This coming Saturday we have another live Blues set from Blindboy Gumbo from 2-3PM. If you missed his last appearance, you missed a killer show....don't miss this one!! Following Blindboy, I'll be kickin out the tunes for 4 hours straight!! It's Guen & Oz's wedding day, so I gave him the night off. He won't be far, though, because the reception is at Freakheim! Come on out & congratulate the happy couple and jam with The Freak Magnet from 3-7 PM!!
Wednesday roared in with Christmas in July, with tunes spun by Myn Delling! Myn does an occasional Wednesday set, so watch the calendar for when she's scheduled. Kaity outdid herself with the decorations, and Myn played all sorts of holiday tunes, from the heartwarming to the truly bizarre! Myn came by her Sick Twisted Freak tag honestly......make sure you catch her set, it's guaranteed fun!!
Thursday started off with my Metallic 80s set, which is going on hiatus for a while. The place definitely was rockin', and DJ Ishi picked up where I left off and kept the tunes blazing!!
Saturday started off with a live set from Texas Bluesman kelvinblue Oh. There was a great crowd for the early hour, and no wonder! This dude can seriously wail!!! Nothing like live electric blues to get your weekend rockin' n' rollin'!!!
This Rocker bunny won the contest at Oz's set by a landslide...what a cool avie!! Yep, that's our own Ishimaru going undercover and rockin out to some seriously wicked tunes!
Ah yes, Oz's set....in a play on last week's theme, this week's theme was "Kinks & Queers". There were a bunch of interactive toys on display, and the costumes were outrageous! Oz was the construction worker from The Village People, I was in a poodle skirt, and leather & latex were abundant! Things didn't get too freaky until Guen showed up wielding a giant spork...oh, the horror!!
I never did come up with a theme for the Shred, so we just had a "Best in Rockerwear" contest. The contest board filled up, and yes, the prize doubled!! Nothing like an extra L$1000 just for being a Rock-n-Roll Freak!!
Monday, July 14, 2008
The Saturday Shred got off to a slightly late start, as Kaedy & I were part of my Li'l Sis' rededication ceremony. The reception was the Saturday Shred...how cool is that!! The main color was purple, so I had a Purple contest so folks wouldn't have to change. There was a great turnout, and everyone helped themselves to the goodies & wedding cake! Tunes kicked ass and ran the gamut from serious Metal to David Allan Coe.
Next week, Oz's theme will be a slight variation on this weeks..."Kinks & Queers". Use your imagination, I know there are definitely some kinks among the Freaks! I haven't decided upon a theme for the Shred, but I do know the tunes will rock your 2L!!!
One of these is the group of organized contest cheaters. They will scan the Events listings for contests with large prizes and pop in just before voting begins. Once voting has opened, they TP in a bunch of folks who vote for them and immediately disappear. In this manner, they steal the prize from the loyal patron who has been at the set since the beginning. A quick profile scan of unfamiliar avies shows that they have at least one group in common to all of them. When you pull the group info, either it is not listed or it is blank. This is a dead giveaway that this is a cheater group. Another one is if the person has more votes than are avies in the club.
To stop this from happening, I have the contest boards at Freakheim set so that only Band of Freaks members can vote. It has worked pretty well, but we did have an instance of 3 or 4 folks from a cheater group joining BoF just to get around this. They were caught, however, when we tried to engage them in conversation. BoF has nearly 200 members, most of whom I know personally. Also, enrollment is by invitation only just to prevent this sort of cheating. If someone shows up with a BoF tag that neither myself, Kaedy or Sly knows, we will IM them to say hello, especially if they are not participating in general chat. When they fail to respond, we do a profile scan to check their groups and compare those groups to the groups of other unfamiliar avies. The last time we did this, we successfully thwarted a cheating attempt and ejected & banned those responsible.
I realize that posting this info may serve to give the cheaters a heads-up, but I'm hoping that it is helpful to my fellow club owners & managers as well.
The other behavior that defeats the purpose of the contest is the person that we like to refer to as "furniture". At one of the clubs I play, voting begins at 20 past the second hour. This person will rezz in at the top of that hour, dressed for the contest, and remain motionless until the end of the contest. They do not dance, and act offended if someone else happens to be occupying "their" spot. This has been going on so long that Kaedy & I sync my thrasher chim right in this very spot when I begin my set. When the furniture arrives, we end up Chuck Norrising right through her. She knows better than to say anything to me, but if other people come close she has a very nasty gesture. In addition to being a sofa in the middle of the dance floor, this person NEVER tips any of the staff. Ever. I realize that everyone likes to call attention to themselves during a contest. That's kind of the point. However, showing up just for the contest, not dancing, being rude to patrons & staff and expecting people to move out of "your" spot is annoying & juvenile.
I originally wrote this as a comment on UCBlack's blog, but decided to reprint it here:
My biggest complaint about hosts has been lack of communication.Let me acknowledge that I have never had this problem at SR. At several other venues, however, it was like pulling teeth to get the host to talk to me.
The host & DJ are a team. I need my host to keep an eye on the crowd, spot requests in open chat, make sure nobody's griefing my avie, etc. Not to mention the usual duties of spamming for me & keeping the convos going in chat. When I have a lot of requests pouring in, I have to concentrate on getting them in queue, replying to IMs from requestors, etc. There are huge periods of time when I'm not paying attention to what's on screen in SL. A good host keeps me updated and makes sure everything is running smoothly at the venue so I can concentrate on providing the tunes.
I should never have to ask the host who the dancers are (if any), and we need to consult on contest times, on-air announcements, etc. I guess I've been spoiled by the fantastic staff at SR, since I measure all hosts against these professionals.
The lack of competent hosting has actually led me to the point where I often bring my own staff when doing a guest slot at a venue. I need someone I know I can rely on. I realize that there are many great hosts all over SL, but the quality of my show depends on me being able to concentrate primarily on the music.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
And now for the death part.....since many people think it is possible to die of embarrassment, the theme for my event was Murder. Most of the songs had themes of killing, or at least death in general. Amazing how many musicians have murderous thoughts!! We even had a train parked on the front lawn in case you needed to throw someone in front of it. Inside were an interactive gallows & guillotine, as well as several corpses, both fresh and stale. The cops never did show up though...I guess the payoffs worked! The costumes ranged from mild to wild, and once again we had a 4-way tie in the contest
Even after my autopsy, someone felt it was a good idea to make sure I was good and dead and hanged my corpse. Oh well, I guess you'll have to find another DJ for the Saturday Shred!
Riiiiight! Remember......I'm undead? Just needed to put the ol' neck in traction for a few minutes is all. See ya next Saturday, when we'll have Inked Jewell as our special guest DJ following the Shred from 7-9PM SLT!!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
The one & only Oz provided a memorable soundtrack to the evening, and was absolutely dressed to the nines!
The fair lady Guenevere lived up to her "Gorgeous Guen" moniker and carried on the purple & black theme...they were quite the couple!
In order to avoid folks having to change between events, I carried on with a Gothic Formal event. The tunes were wild as usual, and heavy on the Gothic Metal. Some people did change outfits, others simply removed their masks, and everyone seemed to have a blast!! I was able to TP in a couple folks who don't normally make the Freakheim sets, it was good to have new faces at the Funeral Home!
I had a long day Saturday, starting with the aforementioned SL5B set at 8AM, the Shred from 5-7, and Sanctuary Rock fill from 8-10PM. Between those sets I was catching as much music as I could, shuttling between friends' sets at SL5B and various clubs. There were a few of you who also were at every set I played Saturday...thanks so much!!! You have no idea how much I appreciate it when you come, and am glad you let me rock your 2L!! I hope my sets never get boring or predictable, I strive to put on a unique, kickass show every time I fire up SAM. We have a wild Saturday planned for next week as well at Freakheim, so tell your friends where the best party in 2L is and TP them down!!!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Unfortunately, it was a typical weekend in SL...crashadelic. I had a decent crowd for such an early set, I absolutely love ya my Freaks!!! Trouble was, every time more than 10 people showed up, the damn sim crashed. 5 times in a 2-hour set.....FFS, that's plain ridiculous!!! And it wasn't just my sim, the whole SL5B kept crashing, and crashing, and crashing.....would have been funny if not so sad. To those of you who kept coming back again and again.....thank you SO much....I'm here to rock your 2L.....come by Freakheim later on for more kickass tuneage without the PG limitations. I was SO tempted to play Biohazard's "Fuck the Rules" after the 4th crash. But I didn't. I played by the rules. It's a shame that the "organizers" didn't.
First off, I'd like to thank the folks that worked their asses off to organize the DJs...Chel Norfolk, JewelKicker Spearman, and others whose names I don't know. Awesome job getting the schedules worked out & dealing with all the crazy questions in the chat.
What pisses me off is that appearing at SL5B was supposed to allow the DJs to introduce themselves to a new audience and give them much needed exposure. Turns out that the DJs were responsible for bringing in their own crowd. I'm very fortunate to have a huge fan base, some of whom are on at any given hour. But what about those who don't? Just like the majority of club owners, the SL5B operation did nothing to direct people to the DJ sets. Look folks, we're professional entertainers just like the live musicians. We play for twice as long, and spend just as much or even more on music, equipment, computers and so forth. So why the fuck are we treated as expendable?
The Rock/Metal venue was smaller than the other two DJ venues, even though the Rock DJs were the largest group. And, unlike the venues for live musicians, the stream was only heard within 10m of the gazebo--not across the whole parcel. If folks could have been anywhere in the immediate area and heard the set, maybe they would've come on in. But then that would have crashed the sim. Can't win for losing. Makes me wonder if the "music industry" is in cahoots with the organizers....keep the good music away from people who may actually LIKE music with a melody & turn their back on that hiphop & pop crap peddled these days.
Some dumbass decided to put the rockers out in the sticks to fend for themselves...so be it. We're everywhere....and will continue to turn the amps up to 13...Metal will never die!!!!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Kaedy and Rawenna were the naughty nurses on staff, Oz looked official in his lab coat, and I was in scrubs, looking for anyone who needed blood drawn. We even had a body part avatar on the floor, as Damian changed into his dick avie....pics wouldn't do it justice, you just have to see it in person! Fuckin hilarious!! I was having so much fun I had to rush when it was time for my set!
By suggestion of a Freak, my set was a Spankfest!! Smacks filled the air, and sore bottoms were in abundance. I love it when I can bring out the spanko in folks.... the music was wild & crazy, and I was able to find & play everything requested. A good friend I hadn't seen in a while stopped in for the set, it was great to see her!! Only a couple folks dared try the spanking machine, and nobody was brave enough for the interactive couch....we'll have to work on that for next time!! The pic below is of the winner of the "Most Spankable" contest......and I couldn't agree more!!
Starting next Saturday, the Saturday Shred will be shortened to 2 hours, 5-7PM SLT. The 3-hour set allows for more killer tunes, but it's a long time to stay in one place in SL. The whole idea is for the patrons to have fun, and participate in the contests, so hopefully with a shorter set we'll have greater participation, especially from those who don't get on the board because they know they can't stay till 8PM. Make sure you tell your friends that Freakheim is the place to be on Saturdays....definitely the rockinest 4 hours anywhere inworld!!