Originally posted on TOpoet:
First feature Vanessa Smythe give a top-notch performance of polished, smooth and emotionally inviting pieces about sports bar fantasy meetings, break ups, making ups, and older sister realizations. ‘can’t we talk for a few minutes … about our favourite cereal boxes’, ‘I close the door like I’m closing our story book.’ She slips from character to another in a conversation without us losing track of who is speaking. A great performance.
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The perk of having beautifully spirited and intellectual friends with the gift of word is I can REBLOG proudly! Seriously, let’s kick the winter blahs in their snowballs!
Originally posted on Aynsley's Blog:
Ice storms, record snow falls, frigid temperatures! You are not alone if this winter has taken a toll on you emotionally! Mother Nature has arrived and she doesn’t seem to be budging anytime soon. If you are attempting to navigate your way through the winter blues here are six tips to help you find more positivity, lightness and happiness this season:
Fake A Smile
Try it right now. Fake a smile. When you fake a smile your cheeks send endorphins to your brain and it tricks you into feeling happy even if you aren’t. Try practicing 5 fake smiles in a row really quickly. They’re like sit-ups for your cheeks. The goofier you feel the better! Even if smiling is the last thing you feel like doing try it anyway. Chances are a real smile will sneak out and Presto! Feeling a little better?
After a cold winter…
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What is the Positive Music Imperative?
“The Positive Music Imperative is a collaborative collective, social enterprise, creating a legacy through the creation of positive music, and by educating people around the world about the role and importance of Positive Music in being an agent for personal, community and global change. Our mandate is to both create and positive music as well as to educate the importance of Positive Music and its ability to change people, communities and the world like no other force we know. That’s the Positive Music Imperative.”
Come By Here was inspired by three heroes in my life who battled cancer. Come By Here is a song pleading with the powers that be to come hither and comfort. To see and hear the January 2014 compilation, visit the Positive Music Imperative website. For more on the story of Come By Here, visit my previous blog introducing Come By Here.
Have yourself a positively inspired day and more!
love Kat xo
Hi there and happy happy!
I am blessed to be part of an inspired group of talented songwriters who elevate me in spirits and technical prowess.
Our monthly meetings are invaluable to me as is each member. So many laughs, so many goosebumps, so many masterpieces of song that come out of the room! And for one night in February you get to come see some of what’s emerged from the process!
Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade, Toronto
Thursday February 6, 2014 at 8:30pm
PWYC (T’hat means Pay What You Can and Play With Your Crowd! ;p)
Here we go! Let’s have some grub and good times!
Hope to see you there! love KAT
This Thursday I’m proud and pleased to join the jerks night of music and tom-jerkery! If you’ve already experienced the jerks, you know what fun they are! If you haven’t experienced them yet, this could be an excellent opportunity!!!
Thursday Jan 9 at 8:30pm
Free Times Cafe
320 College Street, Toronto
Here it is! The official call for artists and empowerers! Let’s continue our contributions to a positive and creative world!
WonderFest 2014 happens Sunday April 6 at Revival in Toronto Canada! Hope to see you there!
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It’s happening! Finally the Four Winds Music Collective blow onto the LVCN’s stage like a hot winter breeze! Sunday December 8 at The Central Toronto 7pm. It promises to be a stellar night at the Cabaret– which is usually the case at LVCN– as we join Matt Gerber, TOPoet as well as a potpourri of open micers! Hope to see you there!