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SUBURBAN OBAMACORE AND ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE ART I'M A SONGWRITER NAMED KATA BEL AIR AND I WORK WITH BANDS AND I WORK BY MYSELF. FORBIDDEN LOVE IS THE BEST KIND. VOMITING SPACEGLITTER SINCE THE DAWN OF TIME.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

DETAILS ABOUT THE UPCOMING TAPE

So in the next couple of weeks, since my album production is currently at a halt because of sample clearance problems and issues with producers, I'm putting out a FREE sort of mixtape of songs that I wrote over the beats of some of my favorite producers. So far these include Drums of Death, Forss, Kodak to Graph, and Zack Sekoff. I don't have a solid track listing to put out yet, but I do have the cover of the new tape and the name... NOTHING GOLD. A full version of the song "Undercover" from last week and a remastered version of my more recent release, "Room for Two" will be on there also. I'm gonna be performing two of the new songs at my Q-Sports show on July 28th in Darien if any of you are interested in going. The artwork is really giant and after the jump...

Here's the Facebook event for the show: https://www.facebook.com/events/531858156861486/?fref=ts

Saturday, March 30, 2013

OLD SHOW

So I don't know if you know this but I used to play with this band called Strangers in Uniform and we played like three shows and this was one of them. Pre-voice change, very first weeks of voice lessons. SICKENING.


BEAUTIFUL & TERRIFYING

Hey guys

So last time I checked in with y'all, I had just shown you guys the hype dates for my SUPER local tour going on right now, and I just wanted to break down my first real live show ever!! I performed with this really cool and good band that I just met two months ago called the Wave Magnets or Wavemagnets I'm actually not 100% that a decision was really made on the spelling. Watch my show or listen to it in the background while you read the rest of this postttt:



So this performance was basically the most terrifying moment of my entire life because I mean outside of bars and stuff that I perform my songs like... I don't know like people aren't usually there strictly for the purpose of seeing me. Those shows are easy- the ones where you can play your music and people are going to be there anyway, you don't have to worry about draw.

This show was actually the pre-show to the red carpet premiere of a documentary about Star Wars called The Force Within Us, and the premise is like how Star Wars has impacted the nation from a childhood versus and adulthood standpoint. It was really interestingly presented.

ANYWAY, I had only had three rehearsals with this band, and I had to learn these songs in full with solos in basically a month so I was really cramming to make sure it came out looking good, because this kind of red carpet thing is sort of a big deal- I didn't want to just stand there and be boring.

I played through three songs, and even though the second one was sort of a mess, it was good because me and the bassist were really good at like talking to the audience and making sure our clinical awkwardness wasn't getting to them. The audience stopped clapping for the verses of Seven Nation Army, I called them out on making me look awkward. I unplugged my guitar completely during Come Together- I very openly let them know. The goal was to make the show seem like conversational- not like I was just someone singing on stage for entertainment- but an actual person that you could know from anywhere.

If there's anything I've learned from this kind of show it's that if you mess up, it's not the end of the world. As long as you just keep pushing forward and don't allow the song to stop, you're okay. The Arcada is beautiful and huge and REALLY REALLY SCARY. It was decorated like a Disney princess movie.

I'm announcing more dates in the next week or so, so that'll be exciting. Mildly at the very least.

Ω,
Kata

Project Gunplay Lyrics

There was a time
When I could still feel the light
At the end of the tunnel

There was a time
When there was still something
To run from

But I'm done writing sad songs
Cos his story's worth more than a teary-eyed singalong

Want you to gimme
Pop fiction
That friction
The feeling
I'm missing
That storybook smile in your eyes
That Tyra
Cos with that look in your eyes
You can't lie, huh?
You say you can't lie, huh?

And still I smile
Waiting for the chance to push my luck
But I'm my father's son

Work the beat
Work the sound
Project Runway
But still I roll in the deep
Project Gunplay
And I'm on the run

But I'm done writing sad songs
Cos his story's worth more than a teary-eyed singalong

Mmm
Want you to gimme
Pop fiction
That friction
The feeling
I'm missing
That storybook smile in your eyes
That Tyra
Cos with that look in your eyes
You can't lie, huh?
You say you can't lie, huh?
Want you to gimme pop fiction...
Can't lie (x∞)
You say you can't lie, huh?

Monday, March 18, 2013

POP FICTION TOUR HYPE DATES


HYPE DATES FOR MY CHICAGO TOUR
MARCH 18 @ RIVERSIDE BROOKFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
MARCH 22 @ ARCADA THEATRE†
MAY 31 @ PILGRIM CHURCH*

Saturday, March 16, 2013

THE WILD SIDE LYRICS


I miss those
heart wrenching stories
and Mardi Gras strings
The smiles on our face
and all of our dreams
But everything I miss about you
I miss about New Orleans

It was my
gut churning passion
my quiet serpentine
my love for perfection
and respect for drag queens
but everything I miss about you
I miss about New Orleans
New Orleans

We all miss the wild times when we would
Pin in a flower
Into our hair and we'd all
stay up for hours
We all miss the wild side when we would
feel the midnight's power
And we'd work the Bourbon street
into our darkest hour