It's been a while since I sent out a newsletter. As you may noticed, I even slacked off over the holidays and didn't send out anything for New Years...sometimes, I feel like it's just good to stay off the computer for a while. I think it lets my brain and body reconfigure itself...or maybe that was the rum and eggnog! I did my best to enjoy the dairy-free, almond egg nog but it just ain't the same as the high-lactose, high-calorie stuff...oh well.
In any case, I hope you all had a relaxing holiday and are back in the swing of your lives. I know I have said this before but the holidays can be challenging for many of us for myriad reasons. I hope each of you were able to find some peace for yourselves in the middle of it all.
So, here's an update on all things "Kate Reid" over the next couple of months.
Saturday, January 26th
Music in the Lake-Lower Centennial Hall,
Lake Cowichan, BC
Sunday, January 27th
Victoria Folk Music Society-Norway House
Friday, Feb 8th
University of British Columbia-OUTweek
Saturday, February 9th
Bozini's Restaurant and Lounge
Friday, February 15th
Stonecroft Folk - with evalyn parry
Monday, March 4-8th
Santa Fe University of Art and Design - Artists for Positive Social Change
Santa Fe, NM
What's happening with Queer Across Canada, you ask?
I was talking with a friend the other day who is in the midst of completing her Ph.D and she was saying how it feelsl like she is birthing a baby....I can relate: I feel like this project is like a baby that is taking her sweet-ass time to emerge...it is such a huge project! The recording, mixing and mastering is done (huge gratitude to all of you who generously donated....you are helping me birth this baby!) and my talented sister has submitted her gorgeous paintings to Bronwin Parks, my radical art director (www.bronwinparks.com), for the album layout and design. This is my second project working with Bronwin and not only does she do a professional, bang-up job, she and her lovely partner take it upon themselves to bestow me with gifts in the mail of SOMA Hot Chocolate mix to get me through the intense period that is album production. Besides, the album and all that entails, I am working feverishly on the educational kit that will be accompanying the project. Slowly but surely, it is coming together and we are aiming for a release date sometime in the lovely month of May. Yaay!
An update on Heal Myself, the documentary film:
Carla Sinclair of Empty Cup Media (www.emptycupmedia.ca ) has been hard at work at editing the reams of footage, she filmed while when she accompanied me during my work with the Limestone and Trillium-Lakelands School Districts. She is also in the midst of interviewing those of you who had something to say about the affect of my music on your lives. It's going to be a great film that Carla hopes to screen at Hot Docs 2014, along with other independent and queer film festivals.
Ok, I just looked outside and noticed that it is sunny, a rare occurance in the winter here on the west coast. I've been up and working since 6am so maybe I better get my pale self outside and get some fresh air and sun. Thank-you for reading my newsletter. If you are on Vancouver Island this weekend, come and join me in Lake Cowichan or Victoria.
Wishing you all the best for a successful, productive, exciting and enlivening journey through 2013.
Yours in music,
Kate xo =:-)