Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Download my new song, AND shenanigans from my temp job.

Hey there friends.

First, I want to say that I've cleaned up my home-made demo of "Like You Mean It" and put it up on for free (or pay what you want) download. It's a very cool site promoting "fair trade music." and very in line with my views of what the music industry should be (music straight from artist to fan). Check it out by clicking here.

That's enough business. As established in earlier posts, I have a temp job through holidays. Being the day before Thanksgiving, I'm the only soul here and have nothing to do. Here's my day so far:

Handstands for about 20 minutes...

Surprise Stapler Attack from Behind Overturned Desk Chair:

Figuring out if I can fit under the row of office chairs (yes, I can):

And recreating my face with post-its:

Oh yes. And the phone rang. Once.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

New song! "Like You Mean It"

A fun day of recording at Casa Klim (things really started moving after my roomie supplied me with some red wine). I'm pretty psyched about this one...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Kate By Numbers

Hey friends. I have a temp job through the holidays, and not much to do. I thought I'd waste time, and at the give you some information about myself that you probably don't need or care to know.

Here it is. Kate by numbers.

19: the number I arbitrarily picked as my lucky number while in Jr. High
4: siblings
1: Number of broken bones in my lifetime
5: Months I've lived in Nashville
7: Years I lived in Boston
14: freckles on my right arm visible to me at this moment.
3: Shows and concerts I've been to within the last week (God bless Nashville)
13: Musical theater shows I did in Jr. High and high school
5: Days per week that I spend as a vegan
2: Days per week that I break down and eat sushi or baked goods
4: Maximum amount of drinks I can have before I behave in an embarrassing manner
7: Number of drinks I tend to have at weddings
12: Number of Tic Tacs I've had today
11: Number of songs I plan to have on my next album
9: Things that are yellow that I can see from this desk right now (number is high due to my love of post-its)

Ok. I will subject you to no more. I'm working on a new song I plan on posting here over the weekend. It's very indie-pop and I'm psyched. So check back my friends :)


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Another New One...

Did somebody ask for an upbeat hypothetical love song (about not being able to tell the person that you love them because of stupid dating rules)?

No? You didn't? Well, whatever. No give backs.

It's called "More Than You Know"


One of the reasons I've been putting songs up is because I'm seeking feedback for what songs to put on the next album. It'll be recorded/released in 2010, so let me know what you want to hear. I'll be doing pre-sales and fundraising in the near future... please start sucking up to that rich uncle of yours :)

Much love,

Monday, October 19, 2009

Peanut Butter

Things made better by peanut butter:
-Bread, in combination with jelly
-The effectivity of mouse traps

Things made worse by peanut butter:
-Laptop keyboards
-People with severe peanut allergies
-Any sandwich with meat (specifically, bologna)
-Personal grooming products of any kind

Oh, and here's a video of a new song, "Recover."

Saturday, October 17, 2009

New Song - "Can't Wait"

I was sick when I recorded it, but I kind of like how it makes my voice sound :)

Kate's First Blog Post

So... I went to a tech conference in Nashville today to attend a session on viral marketing. Since I've been battling the plague for the past few days (a.k.a. a nasty sinus infection) it seemed all too fitting.
Anyway... the guy suggested I start a blog.

Lately I've been recording my new songs as soon as I finish them, and posting them to my myspace, so this seems like another great way to deliver new material directly to you. Since moving to Nashville, I've been fascinated by the music industry, and what everyone seems to think is its imminent demise. I don't think the "industry" is dying though... just the middleman. (Fortunately, the middleman was kind of an a-hole.) I think that the future is a world where artists deliver music directly to fans, which I hope to do here. It's also a world where those artists then get on their hovercrafts and fly off to pick up their robot-children from Gymboree (also run by robots). Also, in the future I'm 5'6 and know karate.
So, keep an eye out for new music up here. And other odd musings. I have plenty of those, too.