Saturday, March 26, 2016

One Last Dance with My Pal Val

I have been sitting here for quite some time trying to figure out how to write a goodbye letter to My Pal Val. First of all, I decided that I'm not calling them MPV, I always loved the full name. I usually accidentally called them that anyways. So, without further ado, here is my goodbye letter to My Pal Val.
Dear My Pal Val,

Over the last few years you have become one of my favorite Detroit bands. I fell in love with your drummer Val when I had the opportunity to play in a Hole cover band with her, we had a blast practicing for hours in Rachel May's basement. I appreciated her love for riot grrrl rock, her love of rock and roll, and her superb drumming. She is by far one of the best drummers I have ever had the pleasure of watching take the stage. After forming a bond with her, I came out to see the band and was pleasantly surprised to find out that her band and her music were just as special as she was. I was so excited when I had the chance to interview you in the basement of DIME music, you gave me a copy of the EP and I listened to it on full blast the whole way home. It is by far one of the best EPs I have ever heard. You guys created magic together! I listened to that EP so many times that I knew that I had to ask you to play our three year anniversary party a few months later. You guys were cool enough to agree to play and you killed it that night. So many people came up to me after the show and talked about how much they enjoyed your music and your live performance. I can't thank you enough for that night, it meant the world to me! I have enjoyed all of your live shows, but that one will always hold a special place in my heart.

That being said it's really sad to see you go. I was pretty upset when I read the announcement. Like I said, you made magic together. There won't be another MPV anytime soon, if ever! I hope that all three of you will continue to make beautiful music because it is what you are meant to do. Your passion and your talent are unmatched, thanks for sharing it with all of us.


P.S. If you would like to say your own goodbyes to MPV you can come out to watch them perform one last time this Saturday, March 26th at Small's. They will be performing for one last time together as a band wsg Five Pound Snap, White Bee, and Sweat.  Doors open at 9 p.m., it's $5 to get in the door and 18+ are welcome.


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