DIFFERENT

Got a different story, got a different game,

Got a different picture, in a different frame

In a different country, with a different name,

But my crazy heart keeps breaking just the same

Wherever you go, whatever you say, whatever exciting new people you meet, if you’re broken that’s not gonna fix it.  Changing your environment might put your problems on hold for a few weeks, months or years….. but  YOU are the one that really has to  kick them out…..

What was that  lightbulb joke again….”How many psychiatrists does it take to change a lightbulb? One – but the lightbulb must really want to change…”
 It took me quite a while  to see the light but at least I got a song out of it.

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Kathy X – All The Way

All the Way celebrates my band Kathy X playing some damn fine songs for over a decade! Loosely categorised as psychobilly but basically anything we felt like playing

2002 – I’d been living in Berlin for a year or so. I had a demo and was trying to get gigs in the clubs there for my non-existent band. At the same time I was trying to lure musicians into my non-existent band with promises of non-existent gigs. This philosophical dilemma was eased somewhat when a mutual friend introduced me to Mr Rob Raw (above) at a record hop in the Franken Bar and solved when I encountered Mr Dave Crome – then pursuing two lively young women and pausing briefly to take the drumstool at a jam session – in the now-extinct “Floez”

shortly afterwards were rocking out at the Berlin 2002 Tattoo Convention….Mr Crome obeyed the siren call of his native Philadelphia, returning there in 2006, but we soldiered on and now his successor Dr Duck occupies the hallowed Kathy X drumstool and plays on the first six tracks of this album. Physical and ethereal versions of All the Way HERE

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Lowdown Showdown – the onstage version (at Artliners, Berlin)

Studio Version (from the latest album by my project Kathy X) HERE

SHOWDOWN: Definitions  – noun

  1. (informal) an action that brings matters to a head or acts as a conclusion or point of decision
  2. (poker) the exposing of the cards in the players’ hands on the table at the end of the game

Synonyms = confrontation, crisis, clash, moment of truth, face-off

 Some people empathise, some negotiate, some run away….and some pile on the pressure till there’s an explosion. They blame everyone and everything but themselves. Crawling from the rubble -repeatedly – is what this song’s about. You tried and tried and tried but that person just does their same old stuff.

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 ”Life Number Nine” by my band Kathy X – buy it HERE or get the FREE DOWNLOAD when you subscribe to my monthly newsletter this month

If i was a cat  I’d be more like this one than a cuddly little kitten….but I got more than a few songs out of my nine lives and I’m not done yet!

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How many lives have you got?

 I wrote Life Number Nine when I realised just how many disasters I’d managed to survive…..first two lives were bright and shiny and innocent, then it all went downhill faster than a cat falling off a balcony till i had a pit stop at Number Eight and managed to squeeze belatedly into Life Number Nine. Which is actually pretty sweet. Better late than never.

Number one I’d just begun

Number two it was still brand new

Number three had me runnin’ up a tree

Number four I was back for more

Number five more dead than alive

Number six had to learn new tricks

Number seven was my nine-eleven

Number eight I had to get it straight

But life number nine is mine all mine all mine