Maurice Chevalier said, "Thank Heaven for little girls," & Veronique Chevalier says, "Thank Hell for La Moi!"
She's a twisted Edith Piaf from an alternate reality; Parodist; Creatrix of Gothic Polka,
& Inventrix of Steampunk Haiku, aka "Steamku."

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Steampunk Pin-Up (Not Porn!)

The lovely Kato of Steampunk Couture has gone hardcore. For those who prefer to exercise their imaginations a bit more, Voila! Veronique Chevalier in Gearhearts Steampunk Glamour Revue- click here should do...

A recent kerfuffle unfolded on facebook's Steampunk Revolution group when a discussion was started by Steampunk R &D''s very own Austin Serkin on the subject of Kato's new foray into steampunk porn, which was, ahem, examined in detail. (Well, figuratively, not literally, since her website is fee-based & Monsieur S was not inclined to pay for the opportunity to get literal with Ms. K's newest online enterprise, Steamgirl).

As the subject of sex is wont to do, controversy was invoked, and despite the plethora of verbiage, no consensus was reached. However, I've no doubt that Kato's most devoted fans (and those who are less-imaginative) will be pleased to support her efforts.

For the more imaginative, (as well as admirers of "skinny chicks"), who prefer their damsels slightly more-attired for purposes of fantasy, the news is good indeed! Notorious steampunk chanteuse/comedian/MC-ess/authoress/personality/model, etc. Veronique Chevalier graces the cover, as well as being featured in a full-color pictorial AND an exclusive interview within the covers of Issue # 6 of Gearhearts Steampunk Glamour Revue.

The magazine, released by comic book publisher Antarctic Press, has a cover price of $4.99 & is available at comic retailers, or on the AC website, OR personalized/autographed copies may be ordered directly from The MAD-emoiselle One Herself by relaying a private message to her via her "Officious Facebook Fan(g) Page" here.

(So, Gearhearts is not free either, but it's much-less than the monthly fee that Kato's charging to subscribe to her Steamgirl site.)

And, finally, for those who are curious about the Kato-Does-Porn thread on Steampunk Revolution, check it out here.

(This post originally appeared on Steampunk R & D here).

Saturday, February 11, 2012

* Five Music Artists Most Similar To Veronique (Yeah, right...)

I just was prompted by to add up to 5 musicians that I am similar to upon my profile there, to make it "easier" for potential fans to find La Moi. Yeah, right!. *Sigh* It's not easy being me, but I gave it my best shot. If anyone has any better suggestions, feel free to let La Moi know!

1) Edith Piaf
2) Thomas Dolby
3) "Weird Al" Yankovic
4) James Douglas Morrison
5) Frank Zappa

(1) Edith because she was a scrapper from nowhere- an "Outsider" who made it on sheer force of will & talent, and because she's French, and my parody of her "La Vie En Rose," which I entitled "Escargots" is one of my signature songs!
(2) Monsieur Thomas because he's a brilliant artist, musician & recording engineer who inspired La Moi to write my parody of "She Blinded Me With Science" entitled "They Madden Me With Sonics"- thus originating my profession as a "Mad Sonictist"
(3) Weird Al because he's such an apt parodist of popular culture, and he so obviously has FUN!
(4) Monsieur Morrison because he had the good taste to die and be buried in Paris & the most crowd-pleasing song in my rep is my cover of his "People Are Strange."
(5) Monsieur Zappa, because no one was as brilliantly odd, as great a satirist of pop culture, prolific & prophetic as he, and as far as I know, I am the first person to parody "Valley Girl" which I entitled "Paris Girl."

Veronique Chevalier on ReverbNation:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

* "Polka Haunt Us" Featured in Top 30 at CKCU FM 93.1 Radio

Top 30 albums: Jan 23 – Jan 29, 2012


2-------Frostbite-------Valentine and Other Stories of Hope
3-------John Curran-------Masterless Men/2o Years
4-------Jack Pine & The Fire-------Jack Pine & The Fire
5-------Johnny Winter-------Roots
6-------Pretty Little Death Machine-------Demo
7-------Principal Spinach-------Persistant Resistance
8-------Kenny Blues Boss Wayne-------Old Rock on an Old Roll
9-------Brandon Isaak-------Bluesman's Plea
10------Brock Zeman-------Me Then You
11------Jack Pine + The Fire-------Jack Pine + The Fire
12------Kathleen Edwards-------Voyageur
13------Lana Del Rey-------Born To Die
14------Ray Harris-------Poorly Kept Secrets
15------Veronique Chevalier-------Polka Haunt Us
16------Yukon Blonde-------Tiger Talk
17------ZAP, RINGO & NOBBY-------12"

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

* "After Wife Polka Tango" by Veronique & Mike Surrat Featured on Sepiachord Playlist

Merci to Monsieur Jordan Bodewell of for so kindly including the track "After Wife Polka Tango," with lyrics by Veronique Chevalier, music composed by Mike Surratt, with guest violinist Lili Haydn!

Many other great songs and artistes on the Sepiachord Playlist for the Week Ending Jan 29th, check it all out here:

Monday, January 30, 2012

* Veronique Signed to Lucky Promotions Agency!

It is with great jubilation that Lucky Cohen of Lucky Promotions and The MAD-emoiselle One Herself make official their new partnership.

From this day forward, all booking inquiries for engaging the services of Veronique Chevalier should be directed to Monsieur Cohen, who also counts among his clients:

* Professor Elemental
* Steam Powered Giraffe
* Hellblinki Sextet
* Ghostfire
* FreakShow Deluxe

Booking inquiries:

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

* Radio CKCU FM-93.1 eV's Underground Features Veronique

Station: CKCU FM, located in Ontario, Canada
Program: eV's Underground: PIPA sucks Edition: free tracks abound
Hosted By: e.V.
Date: Jan. 24th, 2012

In honour of the SOPA/PIPA fracas eV's features 2 free to download albums. In an industry full of payola Campus-community radio remains free for you to hear artists based on their musical merit - not how deep their pockets are.

Some Music X-Ray artists will be on the playlist tonight, including Frostbite (hour 2)and Principal Spinach

This week Lady Death Presents: Quarterfly and their new album "Addiction", which the band has made available free on Amazon to US residents (or to anyone who has their IP masked).

In hours 3, 4 and 5 Righteous Rock (leaning to funk in some cases): new music from Quarterfly, Matthew Meadows, funky rock magicians Principal Spinach, a new cut from Inner Planets the soon to drop album 'Tepin', and Ottawa's own Pretty Little Death Machine.

ReverbNation Band of the Week:
Principal Spinach

Helsinki Spotlight Artists of the Week:

Sepiachord Steampunk Spotlight Artist of the week:
Veronique Chevalier (a.k.a. Weird Val)

Can Con: Pretty Little Death Machine

See the full posting on the show page of the CKCU website and leave a comment telling eV that "Weird Val" sent vous! :-)

* New Logo Designed for Veronique by Artist Myke Amend

Renowned artist Myke Amend created this beautiful logo. He's also created cover art for recordings by Abney Park & Vernian Process among others!

In 2004 Veronique Chevalier founded Cyphyre Music LLC as an umbrella for her own creative endeavours, as well as for those of other creative kindreds, in the fields of music, live entertainment & written works.

* Mission:
To nurture creative spirits who defy conventional categorization.

* Projects:
Music Recordings- "Polka Haunt Us: A Spook-tacular Compilation"
Live Shows- "Veronique's Red Velvet Vaudeville Variety Show"
Written Works- "My Cog Is Bigger Than Your Cog: Steamku & Other Verbstrocities"