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For the benefit of Mr. Kite

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

April shows are happening!

This Friday (April 11th) I will be playing at the Middle East Corner for a Free Tibet Benefit.

Also, I will be playing a rare Celtic gig on Saturday April 26th at the French Club Hall in Waltham.  All the proceeds from this performance will go to the Mary Eagan Garden at Children’s Hospital Boston.

For more information on these shows, check out the live page.

I’ve been doing tons of writing and a wee bit of recording.  Fluttr Effect has been doing some serious recording at Belmeat Studios.  Pics coming soon.

Spring is upon us, go get some flowers and start taking your allergy meds!

val

Happy 2008!

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Welcome in the new year (even if it is a month late) and kick the old one out of the bed!

I just recently recorded for Sarah Rabdau and for Grand Army.  I will let the world know when those albums make it out of the recording studio and into the world.

Vessela (of Fluttr Effect) and I have been recording some new demos for some recent songs of ours.  J Marchionna has been manning the console.  This demo will lay the tracks for an EP that Vess and I are planning on knocking out later this spring.  I will post some musical examples when all the pieces are in the right place.

Shows will be posted for March and April very soon.
It looks like my next public performance will be at the Lizard Lounge on March 7th for the Steamy Bohemians’ Jerkus Circus.

Links, coming soon.

Cutting Edge of the Campfire Festival

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Acoustic Fluttr Effect (Val on Cello & Vocals, Vessela on MIDI Marimba) will be making a much anticipated appearance at Club Passim’s Cutting Edge of the Campfire Festival this Saturday, Sept. 1st.
Bust out the s’mores, it’s time for some music!
This 4 day event (Aug. 31st-Sept. 3rd) at the legendary Club Passim will feature some of the area’s best up-and-coming singer-songwriters and musical acts.
They’ve even asked Vess and I to join the party.
We will be doing a mix of Bulgarian and Celtic influenced original tunes with a few songs thrown in to boot! We’ll also be playing some music from the score of the short indie animation extravaganza Bonylil’s Creation. Yay!

Details are thusly:
Acoustic Fluttr Effect
Sept. 1st 8pm (prompt)
Cutting Edge of the Campfire-Club Passim
47 Palmer St. Harvard Sq. Cambridge, MA
$15 for Sat. pass/$25 for 4-day pass

Come out and escape the moving day madness!
-v-

Myspace or Yourspace?

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

I do indeed have a myspace page.
You can find it here.

Please stop by and check out some of my music/blog/pics over there if you are so inclined.

More live dates, coming soon.

-v-

Vaudeville-This Weekend!

Friday, May 4th, 2007

It’s been a hectic week, thus the lack of posting news.

This weekend marks the return of Voltaic Vaudeville at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, Ma.

I will be performing a new, original composition with Bonylil and there will be many other great acts to catch!

The short, independent film Bonylil’s Creation, will also be screened at the show (Zea Barker creator and star, Michael Pope facilitator and envisionator, and Me covering the musical end of the shindig.)

The details:
Voltaic Vaudeville
May 5th 3pm & 8pm
The Regent Theatre
7 Medford St. Arlington, MA (MBTA serviced)
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Here’s the site! (part almost)

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

After some hard work, Brendan Burns and I have got the Alpha stage of the site up and (nearly) running.

If you missed my April Fool’s debut of the site you can check it out here.

I’m out on tour to the Midwest and back most of this week with the infamous Fluttr Effect. You can check out the events calendar to see where we will be performing throughout the month.

In my absence, everyone in the Boston area should go check out the craziest cellist to ever exist *Rushad Eggleston* this Sunday April 8th @ Club Passim 47 Palmer St. Cambridge, Massachusetts. Go now!

takecare,
vt

Important Update

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

(Note: Click Here to see the way the site looked on April 1st, & click Here to put it back to normal.)

It is time for me to follow my dreams!
I am going to India to pursue my true love and make Bollywood films.

With my guiding light, Shahruhk by my side, I know that no monsoon, ethnic/cultural conflict, or drought can stop me.

Below is a little film project I put together when I wasn’t busy pursuing that silly music thing (hah!)

I’ve been embarassed to share it before, but I can no longer deny the Valerie Thompson (soon to be Valerie Khan) that I am…

*Not bad for a rookie who knows no Hindi, eh?

Thank you for your love and support over the past few misguided years. Fear not that I will look at our shared experiences as a waste of time, energy and talent, as it has brought me to this place in my life where I could fully embrace my destiny, Bollywood!

Be beautiful and safe as I abandon you for the land of Gandhi, samosas, and Kama Sutra.

Peace,
Valerie Khan (formerly Valerie Thompson)

For Valerie’s Bollywood Dream Wallpaper, click on a thumbnail below:
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The New Design Is Here (sort of)

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

We are currently in the Alpha stage of development. If you see something weird, please tell us: e-mail Valerie or the Design Team.
This new format is scheduled to debut on Monday, April 2nd. If you are viewing this beforehand, then good for you. Enjoy the preview.