Just now I had a call for work and I was like, Oh your name is Valerie? Have you heard the Amy Winehouse Zutons cover? I am totally resisting my impulse to sing it on the phone right now. And, since it was confession-time, it turned out much to my surprised delight that I was (once again) on the phone with a Lux Lotus reader! I really should have serenaded her.
Many thanks for your comments! I have such a crush on each and every one of you today.
Pictured: Amy Winehouse, "Valerie."
UPDATE: Who did I run into just a few hours later and recognize from her blog? Jessica from Dilettantsia, who has such a fab look, like Jean Seberg in Breathless channeled through an Almodóvar film! We crossed paths once and then twice at the National Arts Club, where Wayne Koestenbaum read from his very Lux Lotus book, Hotel Theory (I am a new fan!), as part of the PAGE series. I was on a whirlwind tour of the nabe with Kathy Daneman of FSG (we're publicizing Roxana Robinson's new novel, Cost, together later this spring) that was so smashing I very nearly left my new Martin Margiela grey suede cloven-toed pumps at W hotel bar, but I didn't. On my way home, I ran into another friend who told me a story to warm the hearts of Joy Division fans everywhere. And now, sleep; I need it.