“Enlightenment is a destructive process.
Ithas nothing to do with becoming better or being happier.
Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.” – Adyashanti
Stacy Blanchet was born on June 24, 1965, in San Diego, California. Her parents are of Cuban, French and Lebanese descent. She is the elder of two children. By the age of four she would see her parent’s divorce. By age 11, with her mother’s second divorce, Stacey quickly learned that nothing lasts forever. It was during the second divorce that Stacey was sexually abused by a relative, and expected to keep quiet and deal with those demons alone. It was those two incidents that forever shaped her life in ways she would not know until years later. Deciding to seek help at the age of 19 for what she would call her dark years, she met therapist, Gerry Limpic. He would be the first of many to change the course of her life. He believed and fought for her rights. He felt it was necessary to expose and remove Stacey from this toxic family situation.
Veronique Chevalier, is known as The “Weird Val” of Steampunk and Dark Cabaret), One of her devotees has dubbed her “The Edith Piaf From An Alternate Reality.”
Along with originals, and Piaf-ian covers of familiar tunes, she is known for her parodies on the subject of steampunk, remodeling works by Thomas Dolby, Frank Zappa, Led Zepplin, ZZ Top & The Beatles.
She is inventrix of “Gothic Polka”, with the release of her recording “Polka Haunt Us”. Each track on PHU is based on authentic spooky lore from around the world. The indigenous music of the tale is then combined in unholy alliance with polka, thus rendering a veritable “Sonic Frankensteam!” It’s a musically-eclectic wild ride around the world via scary story, making every day Halloween.