Katy Bourne


8 Characteristics of a Bad Ass

POSTED ON October 28, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

“Haywire” is an action thriller about uber secret agent Mallory Kane who is double-crossed on a covert mission in Dublin. Throughout the course of the film, she uses mad fighting skills and cool thinking to get out of harm’s way and to exact revenge on the bad guys who are doggedly out to get her. ... Read More

Six Things We Can Learn From Richard Sherman

POSTED ON October 22, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 18 Comments
 

Today I’m putting my hands in the air for the Seattle Seahawk’s fun-loving, shit-disturbing All-Pro cornerback and my new hero – Richard Sherman. I’ve been a Seahawks fan for a few years now but no player has inspired or delighted me quite like  the mighty Mr. Sherman. He’s spirited. He’s sharp. He’s intrepid. He’s the ... Read More

Hiatus: The Art of Recharging

POSTED ON October 15, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

A month or so ago, I made the decision to take a brief hiatus from music. For the most part, it was a purely practical move. I’ve been slamming on a couple of big writing projects. I’ve also been putting in extra muscle on this beautiful new website. Both of these have exacted an inordinate ... Read More

Our Creative Lives: Humanity

POSTED ON September 11, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

A few weeks ago, former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson had a bit of a public unraveling at a press conference. He was speaking to reporters about his first fight card with Iron Mike Productions, a new promotion venture, when his remarks took an unexpected turn to the personal. He opened up that he’d recently ... Read More

Project Violet: One Girl’s Legacy

POSTED ON August 31, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 3 Comments
 

What if you could help a dynamic team of scientists use nature as a platform to create life-saving treatments for rare cancers and other diseases? What if you had a role in groundbreaking research that could radically change the way we think about treating disease? What if you had a chance to be part of ... Read More

We’re Stronger Than We Think

POSTED ON August 18, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 7 Comments
 

Life is an oddball circus and staying awake is a really good idea. You never known when some unexpected message is going to creep into the room and jump up in your lap. The other night, I went to the gym to row. Rowing is a relatively new thing for me. I’ve only been at ... Read More

Our Creative Lives: Fix It

POSTED ON July 15, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog, Our Creative Lives | 3 Comments
 

  A few weeks ago, my landlord sent (finally) the maintenance guy (Waffi) over to deal with a variety of problems in the apartment: an oven that wouldn’t light, a bathroom sink that wasn’t draining properly, a busted hinge on the hall closet door and a perpetually dripping faucet in the kitchen. We’d been living ... Read More

Preview: “Heart Beat”- Purr Gato

POSTED ON June 11, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Purr Gato’s maiden release “Heart Beat” is an 11-track mélange of smartly crafted modern music that touches on themes of longing, love lost and found, respite and the liberating abandon of being out on the scene. Marked by ethereal vocals, seductive melodies and deeply rooted bass lines, the band’s sound draws from a distinct range ... Read More

Our Creative Lives: Always Greener

POSTED ON June 03, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

The other day, I was talking to a guy who, by most definitions, would be considered a success. He earns six figures a year and works in a beautiful office in the Galleria Office Tower in Houston. (To those unfamiliar with the Galleria, think swanky.) He recently got remarried. His new wife is super smart, ... Read More

Grace & Love

POSTED ON May 20, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

  It seems that all roads lead back to grace and love. For the past several days, I’ve watched as a community has shared collective grief over the untimely passing of one of its own– Joshua Wolff, who died yesterday from pancreatic cancer. Joshua was a highly regarded jazz pianist and even more, a great ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.



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