123Valerie Strikes Again

Unprecedented Self-Indulgence.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Right, Then

The Scene: About 1:30 p.m., the April sun shines on a lush green lawn during the most perfect day imaginable.

123Valerie (a 12-oz. beer in her hands, SPF 45 on her face): So, how are things going with the 2007 International Boob Contest?

Matt: Well enough. I've got some real contenders.

123V: That's great. Do you have enough time to get to your hair appointment?

Matt: Yeah. So, hey, you know how you've made yourself really, really vulnerable by doing simple home recordings of some of your songs and sending them out to friends? You know--how you put your entire emotional well being on the line because you grew up believing that it was wrong to want to share your talents and be in the spotlight?

123V: Yeah, the songs where I said, "Hey, friends, I know the quality's not that good, so I need your help. I'm kind of raw, so please be gentle because I'm feeling a little shaky about this anyway?" Those songs?

Matt: Yeah, those. So, I mean you've got a great voice and all, but you've never had any training, right? It's kind of obvious because they're not really studio quality. They need some work. Um just saying.

123Valerie: ... (for once in her life, 123Valerie has nothing to say. Then it comes to her.) You're lucky you're so handsome or else it'd be, "Pow! Right in the kisser."

Alright my pretties, take a listen for yourself. As I said, I need some feedback, and, yes: I RECOGNIZE THESE ARE A WORK IN PROGRESS.



  • At 4:48 AM , Blogger EsLocura said...

    I think they are absolutely fabulous, just like you, and it's pretty groovy that you decided to share them.

  • At 7:30 AM , Anonymous Kirstin said...

    Well, when I come to DC I am going to see Matt and then POW! Right in the kisser. Not really, but... I am sure it was meant with the best of intentions, however, that was just mean!! The first recordings(the ones you said something about a soup can) were not the most amazing sounding recordings. However, the ones you have on sound click sound fantastic. I could go on, but I won't Valerie you are amazing and don't let anyone ever make you feel less than that.
    Love you!!

  • At 8:34 AM , Blogger mist1 said...

    Val, you're adorable.

  • At 8:45 AM , Blogger Kristin said...

    You know that I love 'em and you. :)

  • At 9:09 AM , Anonymous Saving Matt of Animal Mind From Himself said...

    Valerie, I hold you to a higher standard, obviously. You make people cry when you sing. I'm sure they're drunk and they "lurve" you but you have an amazing voice.

    No question about that. I was just trying to prod you a bit. Very soon, we'll all pack Galaxy Hut down the street here in the 'hood when you headline.

    So sensitive.

  • At 9:21 AM , Blogger 123Valerie said...

    Es L, I think you're ab fab and groovy. I want to give you a tie-dye hug.

    Oh, Kirstin, I love you, doll. Of course you can use some for your MySpace page. It may signficantly lower your cool factor, though.

    Back atcha, Mist!

    Thanks, Kristin. You're one of my biggest champions! You get a gold medal for good-friending!

    Oh, Mattress. As your "sister," I have to tell you that you're going to awfully disappointed if you put me on any kind of pedastal. I WILL fall off, kid.

  • At 9:54 AM , Blogger Matt said...

    Jesus Christ. Now my comments are being sensored.


  • At 11:27 AM , Anonymous Slick said...

    Geeez-us Val.

    Seriously, you have a great voice!

  • At 2:14 PM , Blogger Jon said...

    Wow Val... I'm very impressed! Are you in the market for some groupies? Just let me know where to sign up.

  • At 6:00 PM , Blogger Johnny DC said...

    Your costume should just be panties and a bra. I guarantee it will make any tune 1000 times better.

    Just sayin.


  • At 6:14 PM , Blogger Senor Caiman said...


    You have nice breasts and hair, who cares about your voice.

    Did you ask Matt to blacken out your nipple? I think the black stripe detracts from the presentation and we both know presentation is everything.

  • At 7:43 PM , Blogger Tiggerlane said...

    Sounds good to me! My husband does the music thing - damn instruments and recording equipment clutter the dining room.

    You've got a Natalie Merchant/Edie Brickell thing going on with the voice. Very nice.

    Do you have a myspace music profile?

  • At 10:44 PM , Blogger Erica AP said...

    Very pretty voice. Make sure you keep it up!!

  • At 5:06 AM , Blogger Akelamalu said...

    You have a great voice Val!

  • At 7:38 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Is that really you? I love your voice. I'd buy your voice on a disc and everything.

  • At 9:22 AM , Anonymous 123V said...

    Mattress, we all need a little help from our friends, kiddo.

    Slick, I really appreciate that, Hot Pants. More than you know.

    Jon Jon, you are a local aren't you? I'll keep you posted when the Folk Tornado hits Bawmer.

    Johnny Bubble Gum, it just so happens I need a costume designer--I have a Victorias Secret credit card--it's all you, babe.

    Senor, I am much obliged. I am sorry to say those were not mine. I tend to post a lot of photos of my cleavage, so if you want to get all CSI about it, I think you'll quickly find that mine are a bit smaller.

    Hiya Tigger, thanks so very much. We're working on a web site, so stay tuned. I'm a little frightened of MySpace. I don't want to find out how not cool I am.

    Erica Advanced Placement, thanks so much honey. That's what I say to the boys ...

    Akelamalu, I appreciate it very much, Sweet Cheeks.

    Pool, it is me. And some beers. But mostly me.

  • At 9:30 AM , Blogger skinnylittleblonde said...

    Awww 123Valerie...I found you through Animal Mind and I think your voice is absolutely beautiful. Very melodic & I can only imagine that your voice would make my hair stand on end if I got to hear you live. Just Beautiful. Honestly.

  • At 10:03 AM , Blogger Odat said...

    Wow....I sure wish I had a voice like that.... Awesome!!!
    Thank you for sharing..you really should do something professionally!

  • At 1:55 PM , Blogger Winter said...

    I'm jealous, I'm not going to lie.

  • At 2:04 PM , Anonymous 123V said...

    Hi SLBlonde! So glad to have you, and thank you for the kind words. If I weren't a *redhead*, I would want to be a blonde. And skinny.

    ODAT, my bosses have been saying that for months. But, seriously folks ... thanks very much. We shall see ...

    Winter, it's just 'cause I get to get insulted by Matt personally, right? I appreciate it, darling.

  • At 9:35 PM , Blogger Attention Whore said...

    When I didn't think i could possibly love you anymore....your voice is amazing. And the fact that you did a cover of Your Love???? OMG - wanna get married?

  • At 10:25 PM , Anonymous 123V said...

    AW, it's no Vagina Monologues, but I'm glad you approve!

  • At 9:26 PM , Blogger skinnylittleblonde said...

    123...Just bounced back to let my DH listen & he loves your voice also...no critcal feedback from us... we think you jam! I left a pretty long-winded comment back to you on my comments. Btw...I once tried to dye my hair. Hahaha, luckily I did a tester on the nape of my neck. I wanted to go red, but it just went dirty blonde. P&L to you girl!

  • At 10:03 AM , Anonymous 123V said...

    SLBlonde, that's so very sweet on all sorts of levels! Now, there's dirty blonde and there's Dirty Blonde. I will refrain from asking which you are.

  • At 8:32 AM , Blogger Spellbound said...

    I was desperate to listen to these in UK but couldn't use the sound without waking the house. You have a beautiful voice! I would even put all of these on my Ipod if I hadn't lost the frigging thing on the night bus from Picadilly Circus.


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