Katy Bourne


Depression: Remember the living

POSTED ON July 24, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 5 Comments
 

Tonight I’m thinking about Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington. We were all still trying to regain our equilibrium after Cornell’s suicide in May, when last week’s news about Bennington knocked us down again. These artists, whom we so loved and admired, were burdened with an anguish so relentless that they chose the ultimate release. It’s ... Read More

Driving 55

POSTED ON June 06, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 10 Comments
 

Today is my 55th birthday. The Sammy Hagar tune “I Can’t Drive 55” keeps running through my head. It occurs to me that someday my kids will take my car keys away from me. After all, I am creeping closer to that golden age. I just hope to God that when they do, it’s the ... Read More

To the Jumper

POSTED ON September 19, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 12 Comments
 

Two weeks ago today, our worlds intersected on the 12th Street Bridge. It was just the two of us. I was on my way home. You were seconds away from ending everything. I was unwitting. You were despondent. You climbed on the railing. I wondered what…but before I could even finish the thought, you jumped. Life ... Read More

The Scariest Post I’ve Ever Written

POSTED ON August 13, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 21 Comments
 

We’re all reeling from this week’s heartbreaking news about Robin William’s suicide. He was a ferocious soul with a soaring talent. He grabbed our hearts with the first “nanu nanu” and his mad unpredictable genius delighted us for decades. Oh how we loved him. And now in the wake of his death, we collectively grapple ... Read More

Blue Christmas: Artists & Depression

POSTED ON December 19, 2010 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

My good pal Jason Parker recently posted a link on his Facebook page to an article about musicians and depression. It was from the blog “Behind the Music.” The post was about a list complied by Health.com of the top ten professions with the highest rate of depression. Artists ranked fifth on the list. Further, ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.