The "valsadie" name came about back in 1995. I was signing up with AOL and needed a user ID, and AOL wouldn't accept any of the variations I came up with mixing my first, middle, and last names (back in the "dark ages" when AOL user IDs could only be a maximum of 10 places long). My friend Sadie was over, looking over my new computer with me, and, at wit's end, I took my name, stuck her name at the end of it, and typed it in. And AOL took it!
At the time, my intention had been to change this user ID later, and not really be known by the obviously-made-up name of "valsadie." But, as procrastination seems to be beyond my psychology and a part of my very biology, I didn't get around to it. And so it stayed. And so it stuck. And so here we are :>!
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Valsadie Site Guide!
Be sure to check out my pages with Michael Jackson photos, both the page with photos from Michael's early career with the Jackson Five and the Jacksons with brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Randy, and the page with photos from Michael's later solo career.
I've set aside some space on each page for shopping, shopping, shopping! There's a Val's Little Michael Jackson Stuff Store, a Val's Little Hercules and Xena Bookstore, and a Val's Little Janet Jackson Store. For power shopping, though, check out the King of Pop Michael Jackson Superstore and the spankin' new Janet Jackson Superstore, which both have direct links to the Amazon.com, Alibris.com, and BarnesandNoble.com (or BN.com) bookstores, and the CD Universe record store. There's also now "in-store music," an Internet radio station! However, if you want a Michael Jackson video that's not listed in any of the stores, see my page of Michael Jackson Video Vendors.
Also, be sure to check out my original screenplay written for Michael, titled, "The Love Song of Prince Michael and Cecelia". This screenplay has yet to be produced into a feature film. I think it could be a magical medieval movie musical with lots of special effects -- or could also work as an animated feature. It's the second draft, and has been registered with the Writers Guild of America, West. Some song lyrics have yet to be written, but the story for the most part is complete. It was this photo of Michael that initially inspired me to write this story.
See my essay on Michael Jackson, called, "America Misses Michael Jackson!" Included in the essay are my own opinions on the child abuse accusations made toward Michael in 1993. I had previously thought to avoid this subject, but I've realized that I can't really have an intelligent presentation on Michael's career without referring to it in some way. Read it, and, if you want, make your own comments known in my discussion forum.
Also, since I'm never at a loss for opinions (!), I have put together a page which protests the actions taken by the singer, Prince Rogers Nelson, in late February 1999, his having taken legal action against a handful of fan web sites and fan magazines. At the time, it was customary to call him the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, TAFKAP, AFKAP, or to have the symbol as his name, O)+>. But it was "Prince Rogers Nelson" on the lawsuits! And sure enough, in the year 2000, he took this name "back," holding a press conference to announce that we could all go back to calling him "Prince" again. Well, isn't that special--?! Up until 1998, I really believed in Prince, that he was trying to do something different and productive with his life and career. But you don't threaten and sue your fans, the people who listen to your music and support you! Read my web page, Diamonds and PURLs, and its accompanying "store," for more information. Also, check out prince.org.
I have taken the ever-increasing amount of Dorothy Dandridge info from the Janet Jackson page and put it on its own page, Presenting Dorothy Dandridge. And if you're a collector of classic film memorabilia, see my page listing Dorothy Dandridge Memorabilia Vendors.
Two of my newest pages involve my favorite boy band, the Backstreet Boys. What I had intended to be a paragraph turned into a brief essay on these five talented young men, "Why the Backstreet Boys are Cool." Also, there's a Backstreet Boys Superstore.
And now, see my kicky Batman TV Show Superstore!
More Valsadie on the Web!
I plan to explore many themes and ideas on these pages. See the links below to keep up!
See my other web sites...