I haven’t written a blog post for a while. It’s been a busy summer. Shows here and there, but also a lot going on in my life. As some of you know I have had some serious health issues this past year. I think I am finally coming to the end of those! yay. Also I have been juggling some family stuff and had to fly to London for a few days to take care of things. Some of you know my song ‘Peter’ and that their is a real person behind that song. My oldest brother. I became his legal deputy last year and had to suddenly go over and fulfill some duties for that. Red tape overload! I promised myself I wouldn’t complain about a trip to London, but it was challenging to say the least. One day when I’m not so exhausted about it all maybe I’ll write a song about it ; )
That is truly my greatest outlet. After shying away from getting too personal in my writing or my sharing of songs for many years, I now fully embrace it.
Sappy Warning: Today is the anniversary of my Dad passing away suddenly. The day I became an orphan. A weird, loaded word that I couldn’t believe was suddenly my reality. Everything changed in just a few hours one Sunday morning. I wrote my song ‘Little Voice’ about that day. “I didn’t kiss him, I didn’t want to make a scene, I never knew how much I’d miss him, or what this day would mean” https://www.reverbnation.com/katyvernon/song/14461725-little-voice
Telling a story in a song is the most cathartic way I have to deal with things. Sometimes I don’t even know how I feel about something until I write it down. I think in melodies. It’s weird but I always have. But I never want to bring down a room and make everyone sad, or worse, feel sorry for me. What I love doing however is truly sharing myself with others. Sharing in a way that people can hang on to and share right back. I’ve been so touched that many of you have done just that and reached right back to me and shared your stories.
The world spins whether we need to jump off it occasionally or not. When I sing I am jumping right back in and showing my real self to the world : )
Photo attached shows my crazy singing face! Not the most flattering, but the most real. Thanks to Seth Rowe for capturing me in my natural habitat!
Thank you for supporting that and I hope everyone has a chance to feel the joy I feel when I get to do what I love. Many show updates listed on the gig list, so I hope to see some of you. Tonight’s show at the Aster will be awesome. 3 like minded sisters of song joining me for a ‘WomenFolk’ fundraiser.
Be kind, unwind.