Dave talks to musician, illustrator, puppeteer, and all-around renaissance woman Valerie Meiss! From Valerie's website: “A fascination with fairytales and detective stories at bedtime, a never-ending stockpile of cardboard, and a slew of old junk and toy instruments have left their mark on Valerie Meiss' work. She boldly claims to be a singing, songwriting musician (though hardly a singer-songwriter) and performance artist. She makes a life for herself playing shows, building and performing with puppets, and illustrating children's stories or daily memoirs in her little house on a hill in the wild woods of a tiny mountain town in Western North Carolina. She toured regionally and nationally for 8 years and learned the exciting trade of travelling rockstar in the band Hellblinki. Now she can be seen performing as Tiny Wonder, and sometimes as Miss Mousie & The Rigamarole.” Listen in as Dave talks to Valerie about her path from illustrator to musician to puppeteer in this wide-ranging episode of the Needless Things Podcast! Be sure to join the Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think! “Procrastibate” by LeSexoflex.com "Bela Lugosi's Birthday" by Tiny Wonder You can follow Phantom Troublemaker on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all the best pop culture commentary!