Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Val and Eric Mock Off

So does anyone else know about this skit Val, Eric, Wayne and Mike did 2 years ago? I haven't come across any posts where Val announces this clip anywhere. There's screencaptures available at with info included.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Val Emmich relaunched!

Val Emmich has been relaunched! Follow the site on Twitter for updates on the site. Contest to win an exclusive unofficial VE shirt. Designs all created by me and approved by Val Emmich. And yes, the shirts will be on sale soon! One more thing, I'm also pleased to announce that Val Emmich will be sending me exclusive news when his new album releases. Also, let me know what you think of the new site.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

New Interview: Val Emmich

My good friend, Zura, had the pleasure of interviewing Val recently. They talk about his writing(both songs and fiction), his upcoming controversial film and favorite authors. Here's an excerpt:

Many may recall him from his various TV appearances in hit shows such as Ugly Betty, 30 Rock, Cashmere Mafia, and Hope and Faith. But each of those shows gave him the limited role of “love interest” of the protagonist, not giving him the opportunity to fully demonstrate his acting range. Fighting Fish, an indie film directed by Annette Apitz that centres around Emmich’s character and that of Anna Moore’s who plays his sister in the film, and their very strange and at times creepily claustrophobic relationship. The challenging new role will be a step up from his usual acting gigs, that will allow the public to take notice of his acting than to merely gaze at his cute rocker intellectual looks, something that his limited roles in the past rendered to.


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Val Emmich: Me Time

Back in August Val did a short film for a friend, titled Me Time. ValEmmichFans brought news of this first on October 28. There are now production stills available from the film. To know more about it visit ValEmmichFans.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Val Emmich's Fighting Fish

New screen captures from the film, Fighting Fish with Val Emmich and Anna Moore @ ValEmmichFans. Remember who brought it to you first! Also. Who keeps searching for this film("val emmich movie fighting fish") and ends up here in my blog?? Come out and reveal yourself! LOL

Anyway, Val has some plans for me in the future. Very exciting stuff but it'll be awhile from now.

I'm also waiting to hear back from Jakob Dylan's management.

I can't really say much on both matters.


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Nerdist Wallpaper! Galaga!

Okay so I'm posting this late. Just a little over a week ago, I submitted a business card design to comedian and host of Web Soup, Chris Hardwick. He absolutely loved it. "HOLY CRAP this is AWESOME!!!!" were his exact words, caps included. He asked me to make more in wallpaper sizes with pay, of course. So I had a little project to do. After a few email exchanges, it was finally done. He praised me in his blog and mentions my son, Jacob(which I requested) and gave a quick link to my ValEmmich site. Very exciting. I had so much traffic for a few days. You can check out and download the wallpaper here. And follow him on twitter @nerdist.

Anne Moore in Fighting Fish

Val Emmich's co-star in Fighting Fish, Anna Moore is gorgeous. I'm really anxious on seeing this movie. All photos above are from Fighting Fish.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Vote for Val

A few days ago I posted that Zivity is hosting a competition for the first male to feature in their site. Val made to the top 12. Let's bump it up some more. Vote here on a daily basis until the 15th.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Vote for Val

Zivity is hosting a competition for the first male to ever be featured on their site. Interesting selection. Val Emmich made it on the list. Vote for him here.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fun in the Sun

Holy moly. Val Emmich looks hot in this photo. Chillaxin on the beach of Mexico. Follow him on twitter.

Chris Hardwick

I have this small crush on Chris Hardwick. He’s on Web Soup on G4 channel. I love it when he’s on Chelsea Lately too. I think my crushing him has something to do with his humor. I love a guy who can make me laugh. And laugh hysterically.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Val Emmich update

Hope you all saw VE's tweet that he shaved off his hair lol. Check out the photo above that was taken I think two years ago by Jason Cupp. He's quite a photographer, I think.

You can listen to a rare track by Awake Asleep(VE's band back in college). The title is, Lost and Found. I love the music to this song. I can't quite pinpoint what band this song reminds me of. Maybe Smashing Pumpkins with a bit Bush. Yes, I'm going old school. The lyrics is good too.

I've also added a new page, "Author" which is just a bunch of notes Val wrote about his novel and writing one. It also includes a sketch he did for the bookcover. It's very cute.

All this at

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Val Emmich update

More photos from the Canal Room 10.20.09 by Michael Meyer. Click here.

Remember when Val tweeted about growing a beard for a friend's film? Well, the friend is Matt Schuman. The short film is "Me Time". More info at We wish you luck Matt!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Drew Roy

I have a new crush. Drew Roy. Discovered him on iCarly. He's young for me but who cares. He's sweet eye-candy.

Photos from the Canal Room

Val Emmich at the Canal Room 10.20.09 for CMJ Music Festival/Blackbird Agency. More pics at Also check out Ian Witlen's photos of Val from that night. He really captured Val's The Clash's London Calling moment. Ian will be posting more photos up later this week.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Val Emmich Previews new songs at The Canal Room

The concert last night was part of the CMJ music festival. It’s a week long music series – conerts scattered throughout NYC and I think some in Brooklyn and NJ. Students purchase a badge for $225 and they attend as many show as they’d like. It’s a slew of bands.

In the Canal Room last night was:
Dick Prall
April Smith & The Great Picture Show
Amber Rubarth
Laura Warshauer
and Val Emmich

There’s another guy but I didn’t catch the name. I missed Laura Warshauer’s set. Dick Prall was pretty funny onstage. He kept asking the crowd to move up to the stage. It looked so empty. And everybody was talking. The musicians with an acoustic set had a difficult time to be heard on top of all that noise. I couldn’t understand the lyrics because of it. He had good music and voice, but that’s all I could get out of it, besides his humor.

Amber Rubarth had a Jewel feel to her but in a folk and very adorable way. Not annoying like Jewel. It was difficult to listen to her lyrics, but from what I did understand, seems like a good story to each song. I’ll have to check out her some more.

I listened to April Smith and The Great Picture Show on their myspace page a few months ago. I like their sound. Very authentic. Think big band swing style. They sound so much better live. They have an amazing presence onstage. She looked like Ginnifer Goodwin up there. I am definitely a fan now after this.

Ah an Val Emmich. He wasn’t in the best of moods. I mentioned earlier that the crowd was loud. The crowd at the bar is always loud. One song into the set, Val started to talk about his new songs but the crowd at the bar was just too loud and he yelled, “Hey!” I heard some woman say, “fuck it”. I don’t think it was towards him but he didn’t finish what he wanted to say. After that, he tried to not show something was bothering him. I was right up front, he didn’t look too happy through out the set, but he really did try not to get things tug at him. At one point he went crazy with the mic and the stand fell when the song ended and he couldn’t get it stay the way he wanted. The stand kept swinging around after that. I think management noticed his mood and asked if he was okay. He said “yeah”. A few little things just kept fucking up. He was annoyed with his mic stand. His guitar string broke in the middle of “Hurt More Later”. He closed the evening with a smash. No joke. He smashed his acoustic guitar. I don’t think he’s ever done that at a show. No one expected that. Even his band was in shock. The guitar was shattered. It was crazy. He went crazy on it. When it was over, he just ran off the stage with a guy(the one that asked if he was all right) and they walked into the darkness for no one to bother him.

I don’t know what happened but it didn’t effect the music at all. The new songs we fucking great. I can’t wait for the new album. They played five new songs plus Eastern Standard Time. I say, plus EST because they’ve been playing that song live for a year now.

Oh and I should mention who was in Val’s band:
Eric Micali – drums
Rob Fitzgerald – bass
Ron Haney – guitar
Wayne Dorell – keys/guitar

Anyway, photos are coming. Rob gave me the set list. I thought of writing them down but half their set was new songs that I didn’t know the title of.

1. Home
2. Sidekick (first preview of studio diaries) – this song sounds completely different from the youtube video. I guess because the guitar can be heard much more live than the studio version. I can’t wait to hear the studio version.
3. Get On With It
4. Eastern Standard Time – I love this song lots.
5. The Boy Who Cried Wolf
6. Change of Scenery (the 3rd installment of studio diary) – I really like this song. There’s a line that you hear from the video “the girls I meet”. At the end of the song, the line changes to “the boys I meet”. Cute.
7. Don’t Let Go (2nd preview in studio diary) – this song sounds different than what was previewed as well. Still sounds good though. I like the lyrics and the sound is catchy.
8. Resume – he mentions that the song is happy but the lyrics is sad. And if he were to write up a resume for a job fair this is what it would sound like.
9. Hurt More Later
10. High Noon – I can’t get enough of this song
11. Gone
12. Down – with the full band. I never heard this song live with the full band. Very different. It’s good different.
13. Shock [fades to Break/Absolutely Still, Now Is No Time] I thought I heard Separate Things too.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Val Emmich show tonight!

The above photos were taken by me at the Canal Room in May 2009. I had such a great time of course. Val previewed five new songs. My favorite was Eastern Standard Time, which you can watch a clip of a video of that song taken by a fan from Germany(thanks Julia’s friend!). I’m attending Val’s show tonight. It’s too bad my camera broke :(

So let me get into what happened the night of May 19, 2009 at the Canal Room. I got there super early, because I always do at every concert I attend. I am so used to arriving at a Wallflowers show an hour early just to be in front of the line so I can stand right up by the stage. In this case, with Val being an indie artist you don’t have to do that with him. I ended up being the only one there, which I don’t mind since a lot happened while I waited. I stood there talking to the bouncer. Even the bouncer commented to me, “wow you’re early.” I explained to him it’s because I’m a hardcore fan. And laughed it off.

I’m standing by the door, Val walks by with his friend. I just flashed a smile at him. He was busy talking to other people. He went inside. A few minutes later, I look to my right and I recognize a face walking towards my way. It’s no other than The Incredible Hulk himself, Edward Norton. He was on his mobile with a woman attached to his arm. They walked passed me and they walk into the restaurant right next door.

Still standing by the door and out comes Eric Micali, Val’s drummer. He stepped out to smoke. When I see my chance to say something, I took it. I said, “Eric, right?” He nods and he asked me if he knew me. I just shake me head. He keeps looking at me, said that I look familiar. I tell him that I love his work. He smiles with delight and almost blushing. It was adorable. We talk for awhile about the weather and how it was a Tuesday and nobody was able to join me(like tonight). A few of his friends walked by and talked to him before they went inside. He turned back to me and continued our conversation. That was the sweetest thing. I blurted out, “Ed Norton just walked right by and went into that restaurant.” Now, I just seen Mr.Norton and I HAD to tell somebody, anybody. It happened to be Eric. He looks over and said, “really? Wow. Talk about random celebrity sighting.” Then we talked some more. I don’t remember what we talked about. Then he said that he’s going inside to sleep a little bit before the show. I told him to have fun with that. He laughs and went inside. On a sidenote, the next day I went to his myspace page and commented to him about Ed Norton and how Norton apologized for not being able to make it to the show.

Prior to the show, Val and I had passed messages from one another on facebook(both PM and on our walls so you can read it if you have me added). I asked him where I can get a VE shirt and if he didn’t have any I would be forced to make DIY shirt. He encouraged me to make one and so I did. I showed him my design and asked for more logos. He was touring at the time so his replies took awhile. He eventually replied to me 3 weeks later, which took me by surprised. And this is what makes him Val Emmich. He really cares for his fans. I adore him for taking the time. Not all musicians do this. And when I say all, I am including indie artists too. So I showed him my design for the shirt and he insisted that I wear it to the show on May 19th.

Here’s the design on the shirt. It’s simple and clean. I wore it to the show.

After his set, I managed my way up there before a line started forming to get to him. He was already surrounded by his friends. People were just trying to get his attention. it didn’t take so long for me to scavenge my way through the crowd really. I told him my name and immediately he knew who I was and looked at my shirt. He was fucking amazed to say the least. He grabbed anyone he can from his friends and just said, “look what she made!” He even dragged his manager, Ralph, who suggested to Val that I start designing his shirts. Val also said that next time, I come in with a load of shirts, sell them at his show and I keep the money. I just laughed but he actually looked serious. It was cute how excited he was with the shirt I made. At some point one of his friends got his attention and I was just standing there next to him. My time with him was up, so I shook his shoulder to get his attention again, turned to me and told him it was nice to finally meet him. He gave me a hug which took me by surprised but it was sweet.

So that’s my experience from that night. I made a few more shirts and I’ll probably wear one of them tonight. As of right now, the Little Daggers shirt is available for girls only(babydoll). If you’re interested please contact me at I will try to post a photo of the shirt itself using my phone.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Val's live recorded performance

Stan is the MAN. Just added this old interview clip with VE + The Rescue Effort, pre-SDK 2. It's up @

Now about the webathon earlier. I was so disappointed with the way and sounded with Val's live performance. What were they doing while recording the show? Fiddling with the mixer? I have better live bootlegs than that done by amateurs lol. That was so poorly presented. And it wasn't even 30 minutes! It was cut short to 20 minutes! WTF. To all VE fans who hasn't seen or heard him live yet, please don't go by that recorded performance. Val sounds so much better live. I recorded it and I might just put up Darling Denise or The Lucky Ones since they came out the best. Still a little choppy though.

Edward Norton for Maasai Marathon

Edward Norton is involved in the Maasai Marathon. It's a long run in NY.It supports the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. To learn more about this cause please visit the official site. Also, follow him on twitter. He has contests and giveaways for donations.

On a totally unrelated note from the marathon. I bumped into Mr.Norton once in NYC. I was actually waiting outside The Canal Room for a Val Emmich show and I see Mr.Norton walking by, talking on his mobile and goes inside the restaurant right next door. I wish had the balls to invite him to Val's show. I have an ongoing joke with Val's drummer, Eric Micali about this. Eric was the first person I saw after spotting Edward Norton and so I had to tell Eric.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Awake Asleep

Awake Asleep are: Val Matt Emmich – vocals, guitar; Harris Katz – guitar; Andy Gesner – bass, backup vocals; Chris Shingola – drums. Photo is from the back of their album, Going Through the Notions.

Can I Watch You Pee? in my opinion is the highlight of the album. The lyrics is entertaining, amusing and smart. The song has a Weezer with a twist of FooFighters to it. Track three, Bite Your Lips is pretty catchy too. I’ll be streaming some songs in

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mila Kunis

I thought I sent this to a fan site but I didn't. I just read an article that she's addicted to porn? And it's been unconfirmed that there's porn videos of her.

Abbie Cornish

Visit One of the few fan sites I contribute to on a regular basis.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Jakob Dylan

Oh Jakob Dylan. You still have my heart. Just added 30 photos from Aspen, CO show 07.29.09 @

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Ryan Phillippe for W Magazine

Kind of bored right now, so here's a photo of shirtless Ryan Phillippe

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Val Emmich on Ed

Val’s appearance on the tv shos Ed from 2003 Season 4 Episode 6 “The Offer”. Wow. This video was difficult to find and DOWNLOAD. It was worth it. Screencaps and video clips on the way. I’m working on getting his first appearance on the show from 2001 Season 1. Coming soon at

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Amber Valletta

A Voice

First off, it was very cool that Val and I sent each other private messages all day yesterday. It usually takes him a few days to respond(once it took him a month lol but that’s another story). Val Emmich confirmed that the video I found for “A Voice” (Slow Down Kid album) is unofficial(which I figured). At first he didn’t know what I was talking about and I suggested that maybe he slept walk through the whole thing when it was filmed. Anyway, he filmed it as a favor for a friend. And it is something he does not want publicized. I am respecting Val’s opinion on the video and I will not be posting it in the fan site. Sorry guys! However, only a handful of screen captures will make it.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Ugly Betty screen captures

Screen Captures from all four episodes in Ugly Betty are up. Included some clips too. All at Val Emmich

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Val Emmich on Third Watch

I watched Val Emmich’s appearance on Third Watch a few weeks ago on youtube. Quality was okay. The shots were at night so it was dark. Anyway, I never caught the ending because I thought Val’s scenes were done with but I was wrong. I rented the season and watched it again including the end. And wow, what an impact on the show. Big difference what one scene can make. It definitely put the whole storyline together. I didn’t watch the show when it aired but this episode was very memorable and dramatic. I uploaded a clip in my youtube channel. Here’s one clip. There will be more at

Here’s the synopsis:
The deaths of four teenagers in a fiery car crash profoundly affects the third watch, who were forced to stand by helplessly, unable to save the victims. They congregate at the end of the shift to dispell their sadness and anger at the horrific images of the crash. Faith, Sully and Doc spend time sitting quietly in a cafe; Ty, Bobby, Carlos and Alex go to a bar; and Kim, Bosco and Jimmy go bowling. As evening turns into day, Faith’s group meets up with a young woman, Ty’s group meets up with a young man, and Kim’s group meets up with a young couple in love. At dawn, everyone ends up at the a beach and they build a bonfire. As the flames flicker, we see a flashback to the moments immediately preceding the car crash and discover that the young people whom they met during the course of the evening are the spirits of the teenagers who died in the crash, who were sent back down to earth to tell them that the crash could not have been prevented, and they are not to blame for being unable to save them.

Val Emmich and Becki Newton

Yesterday, the complete season 3 of Ugly Betty was released. Of course, I have it. There are commentaries from the writers of Ugly Betty throughout the "Crush'd" episode. All very interesting and amusing. They mentioned that America's eyes lit up when she did the audition reading with Val. The writers said that Val came into the set of Crush'd with a crew of PR backing him up. They also raved about Little Daggers and how they are not sick of Get On With It even after listening to the song 40 times taping that roof top party scene. They hear Get On With It everywhere they go now. It was all so adorable. Little fun fact: Val read through the script, and saw that his character Jesse will sing a song to Betty. There was no song planned out, but only a title "Snow Day". He approached the writers and said he's a musician and that he can write the song. They gave the nod and "Snowy Day" was written. The performance on the show also gave the Rescue Effort an opportunity to play as Dark Sexual Journey".

Val Emmich's Voice

Apparently, Val Emmich has a video for "A Voice".

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Val Emmich on Cashmere Mafia

If you thought Val Emmich was adorable in 30 Rock, check him out on Cashmere Mafia. Screencaptures will be available at