Tuneful Tuesdays Says Thank You To @katewalshmusic

Hello everyone! Welcome to a special holiday edition of Tuneful Tuesday. Tomorrow is Christmas, but that being said, I’m not going to post anything about Christmas music. I know, can you imagine? *laughs* No, I did a holiday feature a couple of weeks ago. Instead, I wanted to share with you a bit about what I’ve been up to.

'Kate Walsh' photo (c) 2007, Ged_UK - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/As many of you know, I just finished another YA novel—not at all associated with The Star Child series. No, this is something different and dark and brooding. Well last week, I decided to rip apart the ending because it didn’t do the story justice. This called for writing some highly emotional scenes. It was imperative that I get into the mindset that I needed. Enter Kate Walsh.

Her music took me to the exact place I needed to go and I’m not sure I’ve ever had a better muse. Read a bit about Kate here and be sure to scroll down for my Kate Walsh playlist from last week.

Calling Kate Walsh a singer songwriter is like saying Van Gogh was a cartoonist. Kate is, er, different. A 26-year-old from a sailing town in Essex who’s been likened to Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and Jane Austen, she’s ferociously independent…in every sense. She adores Debussy, studies cello, listens constantly to Classic FM (and little else), bemoans the demise of vinyl and CDs (she finally got an iPod when iTunes gave her one after her last album ‘Tim’s House’ knocked Take That off the top of the download chart but rarely uses it), is entertainingly scathing about the conventional music industry (“it’s fickle, selfish, impersonal and backstabbing”) – and has established her own cottage industry to do it her way. And when she sits down to write a song you’d better lock up your hearts for you instantly become Kate’s close personal confidante as she bares her soul with shocking candour. (source katewalsh.co.uk)

The downside to all of this is that Kate is taking a break from her music. However, you can still listen to her music on Spotify and purchase it through Amazon.

Have a wonderful holiday season, and I’ll see you again for my next Tuneful Tuesday post on January 7th, 2014!