A young Val Emmich. Photo by MsPapic
Somewhat surprisingly (in the best possible way), Val Emmich has announced the release of his next album… in exactly a week. Bulldozzzer will officially be released on August 28, and I am in no doubt that it will be music worth listening to. Take a look/listen at the video above for one of his new tracks, “Tenderest.”
What are your thoughts on the new tunes? Looking forward to hearing more?
I just updated valemmichfans.com with a bunch of autograph photos sent in from Joe, as well as Randy’s Kickstarter package(shown). Thanks Joe and Randy! Check it all out - it’s the last page in the Autograph section photo album. If you have any VE memorabilia and would like to share, please send them in at email@example.com
Been meaning to post this but I just never had the time. Val Emmich wrote a little song for my outgoing voice mail. It was one of his Kickstarter project rewards. I requested if he could sing a similar song he played from when he was on Ugly Betty. Here’s the scene where he sang the song.He starts singing it around 8:30.
This past week I had the opportunity of speaking with Val Emmich and The Veeries before their performance at North Star Bar. Although it was freezing cold, they braved the weather to step outside and speak with me about acting, social media, and what Val would do if Radiohead ever shit in a…
“Headache, heart ache, depression, rejection. If there’s one thing I can count on…..itsssssss ME ME ME ME ME-ME ME MEEEE. ME-ME-ME ME MEEEEEE. NOT YOU. JUST ME. YES, ME. NOT YOU. WHAT RHYMES WITH ME? I KNOW! IT’S ME! YOURS TRULY! ME, MYSELF & I! ….if there’s one thing I can count on…..it’s me.”
-Jesse (played by Val Emmich) on Ugly Betty 3x13
Aide Memoire is meant to be performed. It was recorded live and now it’s meant to be promoted as a live experience. So many factors thwart our ability to bring the show to each of you, but rather than harp on those (all of which I can’t control), I’d rather utilize the few tools I do have. This blog being one of them.
For those of you who couldn’t attend our last few shows, here’s a little taste.
Above is an audio recording of a live solo acoustic performance of “Sour” from Buddie’s Tavern in Parlin, NJ on 11/12/11.
A week later The Veeries and I performed in Philadelphia at North Star Bar. It came to our attention that two fans were waiting for us outside the club. They had drove all the way down from Brooklyn, NY and were bummed that they couldn’t get into the show. They weren’t 21 and their fake IDs weren’t convincing enough. We felt bad, so we invited them to get out of the cold and did a quick acoustic performance for them in our van. We played two songs: “When I Grow Up” and “Sour.” Below is a video of the former that James took. Only bummer is that the video file was flawed. As you’ll notice, the audio doesn’t match the video and there’s an annoying film projector effect going through it. Still, I thought it was worth sharing. Thanks to our Brooklyn fans for coming.
Also, here’s some more from the Philly show.
When I Grow Up in the van
Get On With It
01 When I Grow Up (Prologue)
03 Leave Yourself Alone
04 Decadent Decline
06 Wooly Mammoths
07 Galoshes On A Sunny Day
08 Don’t Wanna Go Home
09 A Punch
10 High Noon
Encore: Get On With It
Thanks to everyone who came out.
How are we doing with those DC tickets? Come see us at Jammin Java on Dec 4. Get your tickets here.
Happy Thanksgiving. Be safe.