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Summer Wrap-Up

// September 29th, 2011 // No Comments » // Tour Journal, update

Hard to believe it’s been a month since the Ladies Gone Wild Tour ended.  So much fun!!!  Last show was in my home town, and it felt great to be onstage at the Paramount, an icon of a venue here in downtown Austin.  The highlights of that month were getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of fame (photo by Robert Matheu) -our amazing fans and a persistent team put together by our management finally got their attention!  I really enjoyed our shows in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco – these cities left me with standout memories, not only were the audiences stellar, but the character and vibe of each of these fabulous places was so evident this time, more so than ever before.  LA is always special to me, having spent my 20′s, 30′s, and most of my 40′s there, you can imagine the friendships acquired over time and playing the Greek, getting a chance to see so many of my best pals in one place…well, let’s just say I felt overwhelmed with blessings.

My daughter came on the road with me for a week, and as luck would have it, I got to fly home on a day off and be there for her first day of third grade.

So, being home…shifting gears, dealing with the stuff that doesn’t seem like it exists when I’m in the touring Go-Go bubble…took a few weeks to adjust really.  I got to play a great show with the BlueBonnets for Austin Pride.  Our main squeeze drummer, Kristy came for that, and we got to record, finally, a song that we worked up right before we stopped being the Delphines, called Playing With Guns.  It’s a really fun song, has everything we’re about in it – garage band intensity, shredding guitars, harmonies and some American roots rock flavor.  Can’t wait for you to hear finished song!

I started vocal lessons – yes, even after all this time I like to get some fresh input to how I can improve in the areas I don’t pay so much attention to. Found a great teacher who has taught me so much already, I’m really wanting to write and record some solo stuff…when??  argh!

let’s see, what else….

  • I will be featured a little in the October issue of Austin Woman magazine, and appearing on a panel Friday Sept. 30 as part of their 9th year celebration.
  • Working with Adrian and the Sickness on some great new tracks.
  • Did a photo session and should have a few new shots up soon, including a print I will sign and send for a small price tag.
  • Got started on the blog version of KV Memoir, gathering photos to include.

I’m sure I am forgetting something here, but there’s always next update, which I promise will not be so long in coming!

xoxoKV

Go-Go's Hollywood Walk of Fame 2011

Tour Journal – Countdown

// July 20th, 2011 // No Comments » // Tour Journal

Countdown! Final home days before 2nd leg of touring. I might get a new bass for this round, been looking at a Gibson EBO…I’ve ALWAYS played Fenders except one tour when I played a Les Paul bass that weighed about 2 tons. Anyway, this bass is hip, cool, sounds a little muddy but worst of all it’s, ugh…BROWN. Hmm. Maybe I have time to get it painted? 1st world problems as they say.

Stay tuned and check out tour pics to see what I decide.

Excited for a rare BlueBonnets show at Antones next week, July 28. If you are in the vicinity of Austin, this band is well worth checking out. I have a new ‘Bonnets track underway in my studio, The BassMint – called “Machine” about a workaholic who shuts down their feelings by keeping busy all the time. We want our Eve to sing it, she only sings 3-4 songs and she is like a secret weapon that we need to fire more!!

Spending some time with mom on tour is exciting for an 8 year old, but I’ve felt kind of bad this summer that I didn’t get to take my daughter anywhere special and well, vacationy. So for the heck of it, we did a little road trip that took us to see my dad at his house on Lake Livingston outside Houston (I helped him buy it last year with my REAL ESTATE LICENSE!) It was a foreclosure property that was a wreck, but he’s completely renovated it. We then went on to Galveston. Me, a Texas native, have lived in this state 25 yrs of my life and never went there. I re-connected with a fabulous family friend from the 1970′s. As some of you know from reading my (RIP) Twitter memoir, I feel extremely blessed to have been a teenager in the 70s.

Speaking of the memoir, those who have been asking will be happy to learn that it will be coming back in blog form, accessible from this website. Very soon. I hope. I’m very caught up and enamored with the process of writing this debut screenplay, but so in the writing mode that I think it won’t be too much to get that lil memoir up and running again.

Still have to move my mom into her new home, and lots of work needs to be planned for the property I acquired for her to live in. All in all, I feel busy, blessed and happy. I wish the same for all of you and hope each day is filled with anticipation and hope for the possibilities that every opportunity brings to your life ;)

xoxoKV