Archive for May, 2010

New Song on May 17, 2010

May 17, 2010

I CAN’T REMEMBER WHAT IT’S LIKE

Closing another hotel door
Drop bags on another patterned floor
I’ve seen this city once or twice
I’m sure

It’s all about me and I’m
Missing friends and losing time
Or am I losing friends while I’m gone this time
I’m not sure

What’s it like in your 9-5
While I’m chasing skies, earning miles
Are you counting down to Saturday night?
I can’t remember what it’s like
I can’t remember what it’s like

I hang a sign that says please come back
While you step out on your welcome mat
If isolation has a cost I know
The price of that

It’s all I could ever do
To go against the grain
And if I wanted to
I’d never stop
But it can’t hurt to ask

What’s it like in your 9-5
While I’m chasing skies, earning miles
Are you counting down to Saturday night?
I can’t remember what it’s like
I can’t remember what it’s like

38000 miles high
Flying right over your life
I can’t remember what it’s like
I can’t remember what it’s like

Houses of Hope Africa Website Launch

May 14, 2010

The Houses of Hope Africa website has launched!

Many of you have asked about donating to the orphanage that we visited in South Africa and we are proud to tell you now you can.   The Houses of Hope are built and run under the non-profit organization African Leadership Development and so all of your donations are tax deductible. You can donate through a Paypal account or using a credit/debit card.

We will be updating the website regularly with updates on the children, more pictures, some video footage of our time with them in March, and some creative ways you can help support the Houses of Hope children. So, visit the site today but also keep checking back…you’ll want to bookmark this address: http://www.housesofhopeafrica.com

We wish that each of you reading this could stand in front of one of these kids–they are truly remarkable and radiate joy and hope despite their circumstances. They exude love.

Thank you for your interest in these kids.

Much love,

-j&k-

http://www.housesofhopeafrica.com

Fugee Fever

May 12, 2010

It’s true. Love this album. “Ready or Not” is one of my favorite songs. So good. Listening to this record right now.

In my humble opinion, Lauryn Hill has one of the best female voices I’ve ever heard. And she can vibe like none other.

Yup.

Just my thoughts.

-kate

Flying Will Make You Crazy

May 7, 2010

I mean, that’s just a fact, right?  Being up in the air for long periods of time…sure they say the cabin is fully “pressurized,” but really…they can’t fool us…we know everyone gets a little loopy up in the great big sky.

Today, ladies and gentlemen, was our 30th flight since January 1st, 2010. 5 continents. 23 countries to date. What the heck?  Yeah. So you get it. We are a little crazy from all the flying. Especially on this tour, since we are traveling to LOTS of different countries–all with their unique habits, customs and formalities–it has been nothing but entertaining.

So, back to the crazy. Today on our short one and a half hour flight from Taiwan to China, the lady in the window seat next to me (from here on out referred to as “crazy-window-lady”) did something crazy.

I, Kate, was in the middle seat and Jill was on the aisle. I was using the flight to take a nap. Why? Because I like to sleep and sometimes on the road, you’re tired. There. I said it. I was napping.

So, there I am–rocking my neck pillow…sleeping in my own seat…quietly…not disturbing ANYONE…when…slap, slap, slap, slap, slap on my thigh…the crazy-window-lady is hitting me. I freak out, look around, to see who obviously needed LIFE OR DEATH attention from me at that present moment…and there is no one around…just crazy-window-lady smiling at me. WHAT?

I look at her–ask her what’s going on…she just smiles and looks away. I tell her I am sleeping–I do the motion for sleeping because of the language barrier…and I try and calm myself at 38,000ft and return to my slumber.

No, no, no. 5 minutes later she is slapping my thigh again–this time she motions to her mouth–apparently alerting me to the fact that it was almost time to eat on the plane. At this very point in time is when normal Kate jumped out of the plane and all I was left with was crazy Kate.

Jill and I spent the rest of the time laughing so much that tears were literally streaming down my face–Miles and Ric were sitting around us and could hear the cackle of my howling laugh.  Oh….good times.

By landing time we had both written “CRAZY” on our hands because we had totally lost it. You might not believe any of this to be true–well, I took a pic with crazy-window-lady just so I could remember the precious time we got to spend together. Take a good, hard look at my sleep deprived eyes, and my awesome plane-styled hair…and DO NOT overlook the “crazy” written on my hand.

{Disclaimer: If crazy-window-lady is somehow related to you in any form, fashion or bloodline…or if you know her…please tell her I said this: “You might be a pretty cool person, but you shouldn’t wake people on planes. Especially when you slap them repeatedly. People don’t like that. Nope. Not ever. Love, Kate}

Alright…it’s almost 4am here in China. One more show then more flying…woohoo….cause we’re going HOME!!!!

xoxo

-j&k-

Promotion Motion

May 3, 2010
Go ahead…promote your booty’s off … haha… we’re telling everyone about it… you should too.  Fun. Fun.

Some of our days…

May 2, 2010

Here are some pics from: the fish eating our feet, some awesome transportation we saw in Manila & our flight path to Seoul.

One week left of tour…then back to the US…then more recording with Reva & lots of other fun..then show in Nashville July 1st. Yay.

-j&k-