Katy Bourne

Snow Globe

POSTED ON November 30, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 5 Comments

Life of late has felt like a vigorously shaken snow globe. Between writing deadlines, parenting demands, tunes to rehearse, vocal cords that need to be kept in shape, gigs to prepare for and the basics of sleeping, eating and exercise, my days are a chaotic whirl of frenetic bits.  I’m hitting it hard but balls ... Read More

Is It You Or the Room?

POSTED ON March 28, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 5 Comments

 A few months ago, I had a gig at one of my favorite clubs. Leading up to the gig, I did all the requisite promo; I blasted through social media, sent emails to my distribution list, posted on my website and made sure the date was listed on all the local music calendars. Despite my ... Read More

Our Creative Lives: Disappointment

POSTED ON March 13, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog, Our Creative Lives | 5 Comments

    The other day I was talking to a fellow musician who had recently experienced a disappointment on the career front. She was understandably upset and was deep in that very familiar pit of lamenting, second-guessing and self-doubt. She was questioning her worth as a musician and contemplating as to whether or not she ... Read More

Gloom Busters-Seven Bloggers You Should Know About

POSTED ON August 12, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment

It’s been a bit of a grim summer. With the relentless news of an economy trembling on the brink and a political divide that seems to grow uglier by the day, a gloomy pall has settled over our collective psyche. We’re fatigued. We’re weary. We’re increasingly frustrated with a situation that is, by and large, ... Read More

10 Ideas for Feeding the Muse

POSTED ON July 06, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 8 Comments

I recently sat down and wrote a letter to my muse, kindly asking her to please return. At some point in the spring, she wandered off. It seems I wasn’t paying enough attention to her. My mind was so engrossed in just trying to survive the last few months of my teaching gig that I ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.