What more could you possibly want? I’ve been busy of late. I’ve been interviewing some really interesting people for the Album of the Week spot on Celtic Music Radio, do tune in on a Saturday at noon for some chat, I’ve learnt a lot in the last couple of weeks! You can catch up on MixCloud if your Saturdays are full – celt95fm | Mixcloud
I also had a ridiculously good chat with an old pal from my university days in Glasgow in the early Noughties, Kathryn Smith. She is a clinical psychologist who hosts her own parenting podcast. When she asked me to come on the show, my initial reaction was ‘NO WAY!’ I didn’t feel remotely qualified to talk about parenting. I’ve only been a mum for 2 years and 2 months. But she encouraged me to have a go as she wanted to talk about life and the challenges of fitting parenting into the whole equation and it really turned into a brilliant chat. If you’ve a spare 47 minutes, make yourself a cuppa and click here: Truthbook (buzzsprout.com)
Last, but not least, my final single of 2021 is ready to be released into the ether…
I really, really LOVE these songs. They take me to my favourite place, the studio, being plugged into my headphones, with a producer inside my head telling me exactly what to do, zoning right in, being truly in the momentand having not one single care in the world. I need to do this again. Soon.
The A-side is for my dad. It’s one of his favourite Beatles songs. He let us listen to them when we were tiny and they’ve been inside my head ever since.
The B-side is a bit weird. David’s production reflects this! There is plenty of space, as if you are staring out across a wide open ocean, but the double-tracked vocals make it feel like my voice is giving your ears a big musical hug. Humour me and listen with headphones and you’ll maybe see what I mean.
You can pre-save and get a sneak preview here: https://kate.ffm.to/yesitis
I’ll sign off now, I have to pick the wee man up from playschool, but I just want to thank you for reading, listening and just being there. It’s so good to feel connected even at a distance.