As Valerie C. Wisecracker and Marie Nofsinger prepare for their April 4th Music Land show at Your Big Picture Café, they are practicing inside their 1975 Winnebego Indian portable sound studio – the Music Maverick – somewhere deep in their secret playground hidden in the Florida Everglades when Marie hangs up her cell phone and says, “Wow, Val, that’s the third friend today who called to tell me they couldn’t come to our show because they can’t afford health insurance and all their spare cash is going to pay their federal fine.”
“I know, Marie,” responded Val, “two of my friends aren’t gonna make it cause they’re in jail for smoking some marijuana on their front patio last week.”
“Val,” said Marie, “isn’t it a shame how screwed up everything is in this country. People can’t get healthcare, shoot someone and you get parole but smoke pot and you get hard time, abortions are under attack again, and it’s more important what’s between your legs rather than what’s in your heart when you want to marry someone.”
“It sure is a shame,” Val agreed, “and you know what’s worst of all?”
“No, what?” asked Marie.
“It’s starting to mess with the attendance at our upcoming Music Land show at Your Big Picture Café this coming April 4th, from 8pm to 11pm,” Val stated.
“You know,” confirmed Marie, “you are so right Val, and we better do something about it before you and I end up playing to an empty house.”
“Oh, no” declared Val, “that’ll never happen, and I’ll tell you why. You and I are gonna fix all this nonsense before we hit the stage on April 4th so that we play to a full and happy house.”
“Great,” cried out Marie, “but how are we gonna do that?”
“Well,” pondered Val, “it seems like all these problems should have already been solved by our government a long time ago.”
“Yes,” agreed Marie.
“And it also seem to me,” continued Val, “that it’s our federal government in particular that’s responsible for all this mess.”
“How true,” Marie concurred.
“And where is our federal government located Marie?” asked Val.
“Well, in Washington, of course,” answered Marie.
“Correct, Marie,” shouted Val excitedly, “so guess where we’re going?”
“To Alaska,” Marie said hopefully.
“No, Marie,” Val corrected, “we’re off to Washington to fix all these problems before our April 4th Music Land show at Your Big Picture Café.”
“Oh, Val,” Marie wistfully asked, “wouldn’t you rather go to Alaska. I hear it’s much warmer up there than in Washington.”
“I would,” Val agreed, “but we have an obligation to see that no obstacle, real or politically motivated, stands in the way of our fans enjoying our upcoming April 4th Music Land show from 8pm to11pm at Your Big Picture Café – you know, the place with free admission.”
“Yes,” agreed Marie, “and the place with the great pizza, too.”
“How true, Marie, how true,” agreed Val, “so let’s do it!”
With that, our two musical heroes jumped to their feet, clasped their outstretched hands together high above their heads between them, and cried out their motivational chant:
“South Florida Outlaw Women of Music United,
We fight and we conquer for what’s righteous,
It’s the music and love in our hearts that excites us,
But it’s the joy in your eyes that unites us.”
And so our daring duo packed up their 1975 Winnebego Indian portable sound studio – the Music Maverick – and drove out of their secret playground deep in the Florida Everglades headed northward on their way to Washington.
Will our two singing sojourners find what they’re looking for in our country’s capitol? Will they be able to solve all of country’s political woes before their upcoming April 4th Music Land show from 8pm to11pm at Your Big Picture Café – you know, the one with free admission? And what was in that mysterious box Val snuck on board the Musical Maverick without Marie noticing?
For answers to these and all of life’s other critical questions (example: Dave, how many different toppings are there on the new pizzas at Your Big Picture Café?), stay tuned for next week’s episode of Valerie and Marie Go To Washington – Part 2 of 4.
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