Katy Bourne

Rebel Soul

POSTED ON November 03, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments

My mom did not get me. The showdown started early. Mom wanted a baby doll of a little girl whom she could adorn in frilly dresses and patent leather Mary Janes. She dreamt of kempt hair with cute ribbons. What she got, however, was chubby, messy me. I was my own little animal with a bit ... Read More

Mantra For a World Gone Mad

POSTED ON August 11, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments

  It seems the world has gone mad.       There are airstrikes (again) in Iraq. Brief, uneasy ceasefires notwithstanding, there is fighting (still) on the Gaza Strip. Ebola continues its somber rage across West Africa. Airplanes are blown from the sky or fall silently to points unknown and never found. Closer to home, ... Read More

Women, Beauty & American Mythology

POSTED ON January 18, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 6 Comments

 As is sometimes prone to happen here on the bloggie, I sat down this morning with the intention of writing about one thing, but another subject kept pulling for my attention. The muse is funny like that. When she says, “jump,” I say “how high?” Next week, I will indeed resume with a new post ... Read More

The Onus of Glamour

POSTED ON November 09, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 5 Comments

OK, here it is: I hate to get dressed for a gig. I should probably be more specific. I intensely dislike the process of getting the glamour on for a performance. The business of hair, make-up and fashion is bewildering to me. I’ve said it many times before; I find the feminine arts to be, ... Read More

Tangabrazo. Wow!

POSTED ON June 20, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment

As a writer, it is sometimes very difficult to capture the riveting loveliness of an experience and translate it into mere words. This is the dilemma that I am confronted with now as I attempt to write about a very enchanting band that I had the pleasure of hearing last night at Bake’s Place. I ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.