Thursday, January 22, 2009

The First Song on my New EP! /

So...twenty five lovely and supportive and German people at the convention in Bad Salzdetfurth kindly purchased the five songs from my first ever EP. On my reverb nation page, you will find a sneak peek (sneak listen? sneak...uh...hear? sneak...ummm...i need a coffee) from that album. I won't post the other four songs because I'm saving them for those twenty five people who put their faith in me and bought the songs in advance! And again, to those delightful people: I AM SO SORRY FOR THE DELAY. The other songs are coming -- I swear. Technical difficulties. Recording is hard. (I'm done whining now.! Weeeeeee! Waaaaaaa. There. Now I'm done.)

I hope everyone is having a happy Thursday/January/new year/miserable grey Toronto-y winter. So far, I am in love with 2009! Humans Anonymous went really well; I've got great friends; I haven't stuck to a single one of my resolutions; I've discovered vegan carrot cake; everything is as it should be. Also, just for the record, I liked 2009 before it even started, because 9 is my favourite number. It's the last single digit! (I know, I know...just like me. Hardy har.)

If you don't mind, please go here and become a fan:

(even if you kind of hate the song a bit. Or it makes your ears bleed or reminds you of your first boyfriend or gets stuck in your head for weeks at a time. I really need some fans.)

It's called Grey Suit Collar and Chris Stanton did the arrangement, as well as the vocals, piano and guitar. I wrote the music and lyrics and I sing with Chris in the recording.




Blogger Kait said...

I'm sorry, I'm sure the song is great and I'll listen to it in a minute, but I'm still stuck on vegan carrot cake. I cannot believe, in any reality, that vegan cream cheese frosting can taste like anything even remotely similar to real cream cheese frosting. That's just a travesty. (Sorry, vegans, the chubby baker chick is laying down the law.)

(Okay, now I've also listened to the song and it's awesome and kind of making me a little emotional. I've never been very good about talking about music, but I know what I like, and that was very good.)

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great song Kate. I became a fan on Facebook and I'll promote it over at Fannish Inquisition.

Fannish Inquisition

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll love the song! My thought was to be critical, but then I just sat back and enjoyed it.
You have a great voice - ok, enough on the compliments.
I'd like to hear a version of just you're voice to compare it, but hey, it sounds good.
The trouble with mixing music down is you just never know when to a) leave it alone b) know when it's truly done. But I think you've done brilliantly - can't wait for the rest.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Hanka Fic said...

Although I'm more into quite a different kind of music, I really like your song - especially the part with the piano! (became a fan)
I can't wait to hear the others. And... You both have wonderful voices !-)

12:15 PM  
Blogger soreforpunhingyou said...

nice one hewlett and stanton!

3:11 PM  
Blogger Franklin said...

Your music is great and you should sell your CDs on Ebay or some other site. Visit EVERY sci-fi convention also - sell, sell, sell

Then adopt many orphan cats and become the crazy singing cat lady.

3:21 PM  
Blogger Brian Schwartz said...

Wonderful comedic and dramatic acting, funny and poignant writing with your plays, a blog I can't get enough of, and now you write and play great music, not to mention having a gorgeous singing really can do it all! I really enjoyed listening to that and I look forward to hearing the rest of the album. Happy 2009!

5:24 PM  
Blogger Robyn said...

The song is beautiful, Kate! You have a lovely voice. I would love to buy your EP.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Lara Blaise said...

I listened to the song.
It's lovely, Really great!
You've got an amazing voice and
I hope the album is going well :D

8:08 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Amazing song Kate, I can't wait until I can buy the album :D

8:56 PM  
Blogger Meshu said...

I love the song Kate!! You have a beautiful voice. I can't wait to hear more!

9:14 PM  
Blogger Cyn said...

Really great song! I wish your vocals were a little louder on the track or perhaps a version with only your vocals?

Look forward to being able to buy an album of yours in the future! (And hope you'll sell it on

11:14 PM  
Blogger Ivana said...

Kate, the song is amazing!! Love it!! I hope we other (not German, but their neighbours) will also get the chance to listen to your other songs! Will become a fan on Facebook =)
Awesome Kate!

2:24 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

Brava! When were you selling these online?

8:51 AM  
Blogger UndokBeka said...

I think we are already fans, so everyone listened to the music I guess. I have to say it's a nice song, though it will not be my favourite. I'm still waitin' for the album's release. :)

10:47 AM  
Blogger Purple Piggie said...

That was a really nice song, and you have a beautiful voice! I would like to hear something with just you singing.

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm agreeing with Kaitlyn, this song made me emotional as well. It's one thing to think a song is lovely to listen to (which this is) but it's another level all together when I "feel" the song.

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The song is really good. I'm probably not the best one to give any comments on music though. But since you asked.. :) Your voice is amazing (and so is Chris's). But sometimes it was hard to hear you (darn my cheap ear phones!).

A definate "feeling" type song. Can't wait to hear more from you and to buy the CD!

5:30 AM  
Blogger allesredukt said...

Hi, Kate! Happy New Year!

The song reminds me of early David Bowie -- back when he was a folkish Mod, or maybe the 'Hunky-Dory' album -- only more serious. That's a compliment, of course.

You can add me to the chorus of fans who'd like to hear a version featuring your singing alone. The subject matter feels lonely, so a solo vocal would enhance that feeling.

Thank you for being.

Alan L. Paris
Birmingham, AL

1:23 PM  
Blogger Clouded.With.Chaos said...

awesome song... and it didn't make my ears bleed in the slightest... you should get your stuff up on iTunes or something

2:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hoorah for Humans Anonymous being a success! Love the song, if you ever release the EP I will buy at least one copy. (Probably more, so I can pester my friends with it. In a nice way.)

12:20 PM  
Blogger Emma said...

wonderful song, really simple arrangement which makes it easy to listen too, not that i know the first thing about creating music....completely flunked the subject in school....anyhoo, continue to get your folk on :-)

Just got back from Wolf Pegasus 4, I've lost my voice, have aching ribs, need to sleep for a week and have a complete detox....but by-crikey I had fun....not a bad start to 2009! if I could just find a job and make oodles of money, I could finally get over to see your plays

10:36 AM  
Blogger Fran said...

Wow Kate! Great song! Never knew you could sing. Kate will we ever hear you sing the song you sang at David and Jane's Wedding?

Vegan Carrot Cake? Really? Cool

Sorry I missed your play I came down with a bad chest cold that week. I really wanted to see it too.

5:34 PM  
Blogger melissapaakkonen said...

You know; I was blessed with music, and I really enjoy your song :D The arrangement is lovely and you can defiantly tell you spent time working through everything.

Recording is one of my favourite things to do :D

Also; totally your fan. :D:D

11:56 PM  
Blogger Jade said...

I just happened to stop by and I listened to your song. It was great. Very catchy. Reminds me of my friend Alison's parties. She'd get out the guitar and sing for everyone. Great memories! And you have a fantastic voice by the way. And as much as I love the song as a duet, I think it would sound great as a solo. Can't wait to hear more!

8:57 AM  
Blogger TheDancingArchaeologist said...

Oh Kate, I love it! Can't wait to join the lucky 25 who get to hear the rest :)

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Great song and your voice is really beautiful! I listened 3 times in a row (or was it 4? 5 maybe?!!!).

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shame you only post when you're trying promote stuff.

5:51 PM  
Blogger katehewlett said...

Hmmm...I wonder what I was trying to promote by posting dumb pictures of my trip to Germany and my mom's dog. I guess I must secretly work for a pet travel agency.

1:09 AM  
Blogger KT said...

Loved your performances with David in the SGA episodes, that's all I've seen of you but really did enjoy the interaction between the McKay characters. Just recently found out you two really are siblings, thought that was interesting and made the performances that much more enjoyable. Keep on keepin' on.

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how dare you! You just broke my heart with that song! it's the perfect soundtrack for my last beautifully doomed relationship :)

10:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listened and like the songs and signed up to be a fan! Woohoo!


9:37 PM  
Blogger durmik said...

I'm listening right now to "and then you'd go" for 5 or 6 time and I adore it already! I'm looking forward to EP, hope it'll be available on iTunes or I'll be able in any way to purchase it from Poland. warm greetings from here!

4:09 PM  
Blogger dead-blog said...

Hi Kate,
I've missed reading your blog. I'm stoked to see that you're recording! I listened to what's on your reverb nation page and i really like! I don't have an account there so I couldn't comment right there.

Keep up the awesome work, you're still my favourite Canadian playwrite. :)


10:31 PM  

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