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The Threes, by K. J. Keller ( July 2016)

Posted by Kathy Jo Keller on March 11, 2016 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (6)

It seems that even writers are guilty of neglecting their website updates. So, I'm working out a new plan for 2016... 8)

Since my life has taken on many new challenges in the past year, it is time to pull them all together for maximum marketing balance.

As you know upon graduation of London School of Journalism in 2005, I deserted the concept of journalism and went directly to writing children's books after inspiration from an 8-week journey through Africa; rhen on to my first novel, The Butterfly Clinic which was published in 2007; followed by my 2nd novel, Chapter Closed with 2012 publication date; and finally in 2013, my journalist nitch was uncovered.... music journaism.

One thing leads to another and before you know it, one interview with a musician friend and his band turns into an all obsessive profession that consumes more than half of my waking hours. (Hence, I ignored this writer's blog for an entire year! Yikes!) As those of you who follow me regularly know, the music journalism paved the way into creating my own music management company, which will celebrate 1-year anniversary May 15th. How it was possible to work out publishing a third novel, is a mystery to me as well, however, 'The Threes' will find its way into the reader's hands by July 2016. With a small booksigning tour planned, dates and locations will be announced soon. So, thank you to all who have kept following via Social Media... to those who only visit websites, I promise to do better at keeping this blog updated. xKat

2014 Journalist Blog Statistics by Country

Posted by Kathy Jo Keller on January 17, 2015 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Just for fun… here is the statistical overview for my journalist blog’s performance in 2014!

In 2014, there were just over 12,000 views!

(Countries with less than 100 views were not included in breakdown)


Page views by Country


Netherlands 5340

 United States 2587

 France 601

 Norway 557

 Sweden 396

 United Kingdom 357

 Germany 348

 Russia 207

 Moldova 195

 Ukraine 138

Author's Note: This statistical summary is in regard to musician interviews on my Freelance Journalist Blog!

Thank you so much for this overwhelming support. As I have mentioned in past posts, I have the ‘spam’ features set at a very high level, so the only people who view this blog are by invitation of other fans who have read the interviews. Perhaps this limits my audience, but I would rather have 12,000 views from actual music lovers, than 100,000 views from 'spam' generated search engines.

Also, the tracking feature is set to calculate statistics based on readers who stay engaged a minimum of 5-minutes. Also noteworthy, the monthly trend has been increasing on a steady basis with a minimum of 50 new ‘unique’ readers each month. Again, thank you.

It was fun to see the breakdown of viewers per country. Netherlands and USA were easy to explain since I am an American journalist living in The Netherlands, and for the most part interviewing Dutch bands, and international bands that have a large American fan base. Freedom To Glide would account for the UK; Gazpacho and Blodsmak for Norway; and Kristoffer Gildenlöw for Sweden. My best assumption for France and Germany is that they are large countries in Europe, who probably have a large fan base for the bands mentioned above. It was a real treat to see so many readers from Ukraine, Moldova and Russia; which I have to assume began reading the blog as result of Mich Rozak’s, Folk for the People, an online benefit concert to help victims in Ukraine. Curious what happens with 2015 statistics, since I have finally interviewed a few American bands. Thank you for your support! Keep sharing, as I believe music will heal this crazy messed up world, it is worth a try! Peace! K.


Posted by Kathy Jo Keller on January 17, 2015 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are the Top-10 most read interviews of 2014! 8)

#1: Kristoffer Gildenlow: Up Close And Personal (Part ... 436

#2: Lars Erik Asp: The Man Behind The Drums (Part Two)... 395

#3 Kristoffer Gildenlöw: Up Close and Personal (Part ... 368

#4 Lars Erik Asp: The Man Behind The Drums (Part One)... 345

#5 Michael 'Micky' Silver: Up Close And Personal 308

#6 Kristoffer Gildenlöw: Up Close And Personal (Part ... 233

#7 Nax: Up Close And Personal (Part Three) 230

 #8 Robby Valentine: ‘Up Close and Personal’ (Part One) 226

 #9 Interview: Guitarist-Glenn Jacobs 207

#10 Philhelmon: Up Close and Personal with Henk Bol 197


Statistic Facts:

Keep in mind that statistics only calculated readers who remained on an interview 5-minutes or longer, in other words, people who took time to actually read the entire interview. An interesting thought based on the statistics: although the interview is ‘old news’ for the artist at this point, the interview is very ‘fresh news’ for hungry fans. Thank you for reading when it was posted, but please continue to share, share, and share!


Fun point of interest: Today I changed default settings back to tracking past 30-day views. ‘Spock’s Beard’ is now in the NUMBER ONE spot. Spock's Beard is my first American band...and they have a huge following world-wide. Very curious what happens to 2015 country statistics. :)

To see 2014 Country Statistics, please go to next post page above. Thanks again for your support. x Kat

Note: If you have enjoyed reading these interviews in 2014, please let me know who you would like me to interview in 2015. Leave a comment .





Top 10- Popular Posts (Autumn 2014)

Posted by Kathy Jo Keller on December 17, 2014 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)


Hi everyone...

Next week I will change the default to 'Top 10-Popular Posts 2014)

Below are the Top 10 for September 15-December 15.

Did your favorite artist make the Top 10?

Just because they are not on this list, does not mean they are out of the Top 10 for the year.

(I took a sneak peek and can tell you that our friends from Norway and Sweden are kicking some serious Rock Butt in the Top 10 all time favs!)

Find your favorite interview of 2013 or 2014 on my journalist blog  and read, like, comment and share!

Popular Posts (Autumn-2014)

1) Blodsmak: Up Close and Personal with Magnus Tveiten

2) Fractal Mirror: 'Up Close and Personal' with Leo Koperdraat

3) Kristoffer Gildenlöw Goes Wild With.... Baby Elephant Song!

4) Robby Valentine: ‘Up Close and Personal’ (Part One)

5) Michael 'Micky' Silver: Up Close And Personal

6) Rastaban: Up Close and Personal Interview with Mich Rozek

7) Mama Mia: The Young Emotions!

8-) Lars Erik Asp: The Man Behind The Drums (Part Two)

9) Philhelmon: Up Close and Personal Interview with Henk Bol

10) Up Close and Personal: Mark Trueack (UPF)

English Translation/Editing Services

Posted by Kathy Jo Keller on September 23, 2014 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

In addition to working as a Freelance Journalist, I also offer many services to assist you in producing error free English documents, as well as private English speaking lessons.


English Speaking Lessons: 30,00 Euro (x2 hour session)


Translation academic: 0,10 Euro cents per word

Translation non-academic: 0.08 Euro cents per word

(documents ranging from letters, projects, analytical reports, training manuals, technical handbooks, websites, advertisements, promotions, bio's)


Editing and proofreading: 0,12 Euro cents per word

Editing/revise Only: 0,10 Euro cents per word

Proofreading Only: 0,06 Euro cents per word

If you have translated Dutch text to English yourself, I can proofread and edit your document for you, keeping content in 'your voice', but with correct grammar, spelling, etc..

Standard Rates:

The above listed rates are negotiable, and are always fair and reasonable. They are based on a number of factors, which include the type of text, the size of the document, and if deadline has a 'rush'.



Translation Projects:

Biography-Facebook: 45,00 Euro

Biography-Website: 45,00 Euro

Wikipedia Page: 70,00 Euro

Press Release: 50,00 Euro

Monthly Newsletter: 120,00 Euro per year

Quarterly Newsletter: 40,00 Euro per year

Proofread/edit-Lyrics: 10,00 per song


Interviews: (No Charge, but I accept tips (cd's, tickets, etc.)

Articles: (No Charge...my pleasure)

Promos: (No Charge...my pleasure)

If you would like to hire me for any of the above services, please post a note here or send a private message to:


• My price list above is negotiable! Just ask for quote! Prices in list are the maximum cost to you.

• Referrals are very appreciated (If you refer another musician, you will receive 10% discount on your next editing/proofreading/translation service!


Keller's Top-10 (Did your favorite make the list?)

Posted by Kathy Jo Keller on September 12, 2014 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

My journalist blog automatically tracks the most popular posts in the following way: most read, liked, and/or commented on posts)

Did your favorite artist make the Top-10?

Freedom To Glide fans have been very busy! F2G have been in the Top-10 for several weeks now.

Read, like, share and comment on your favorite posts to watch them climp the charts. Enjoy!

Click the 'blogspot'  link to get to the blog...scroll all the way to bottom to see the Top-10. If you favorite artist isn't in the Top-10, you will find their interview on the right side bar. Click the month to reveal the posts for that month.


Top-10 Popular Posts 

01) Freedom To Glide: Interview with Pete Riley & Andy Nixon

02) Philhelmon: Up Close and Personal Interview with Ky Fifer

03) World Suicide Prevention Day: September 10, 2014

04) Alek Dronik: The Drone Resistance (EXCLUSIVE)

05) Michael 'Micky' Silver: Up Close And Personal

06) Kristoffer Gildenlow: Up Close And Personal (Part Two)

07) Kristoffer Gildenlöw: Up Close and Personal (Part One)

08) Kristoffer Gildenlöw: Up Close And Personal (Part Three)

09) Luka Aubri: Up Close And Personal

10) Philhelmon: Up Close and Personal Interview with Henk Bol

Robby Valentine: Queen Tribute Album

Posted by Kathy Jo Keller on September 11, 2014 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)


By chance or design, I have recently become acquainted with Robby Valentine. (Yes, the same Robby Valentine who is known world-wide for his 90's chart buster hit, 'Over and Over Again'.) It has been loads of fun working a behind the scenes with a few Dutch/English translation projects for the Robby Valentine website and social media pages.

Needless to say, I am so very excited to finally meet the music-maestro in person, this weekend; and what a special meeting it will be!


For all of us Queen fans, who are unable to attend the QUEEN CONVENTION in Prestatyn, Robby came up with a perfect solution:

The Queen Album- CD Release Party:

Where:- 'CAPSLOC' in Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands (Pelikaanweg 3 2903 ER)

When: Saturday-September 13, 2014

Time: 21:00 (Doors open at 20:30)

Robby will be joined by an amazingly talented line up for this show:



Robby Valentine (Keys, vocals, guitar- (Valentine Productions, Aniday)

Kristoffer Gildenlöw (Bass, vocals -(ex Pain of salvation, Dial))

Paul Coenradie (Guitar, vocals- (Aniday, Bert Heerink))

Andre Borgman (Drums)

Maria Catharina (Vocals-(Aniday and aka: Marlies Schuitemaker-Idols 2))

Curious which numbers were chosen for The Queen Album:

1. Bohemian Rhapsody

2. Crazy Little Thing Called Love

3. Save Me

4. Flick Of The Wrist

5. Lily Of The Valley

6. Don’t Stop Me Now

7. Killer Queen

8. Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy

9. Ogre Battle

10. All Dead, All Dead

11. Mustapha

12. Fat Bottomed Girls

13. Jealousy

14. Bicycle Race

15. ‘39

16. Tie Your Mother Down

17. Dear Friends

18. Seven Seas Of Rhye

19. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon

20. Under Pressure

21. Somebody To Love

22. We Will Rock You

23. We Are The Champions

24. God Save The Queen

Robby Valentine's 'Queen Tribute shows and cd's' are only a fraction of his many music endeavors. Check back in October for our interview!

Naturally, check back next week for my review of the show. I have been invited backstage for the 'Meet & Greet' party. Sooooo...Excited! K

Alek Dronik: Exclusive Sneak Preview!!!

Posted by Kathy Jo Keller on September 11, 2014 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Alek Dronik will debut their first cd, The Drone Resistance, this month with two live performances in Leiden. It is an honor to have been one of the first journalists to interview this band, and to be given this EXCLUSIVE ‘sneak preview’ of Sludge Saloon, a very intense track that you will certainly hear when you attend one of the gigs below. Since not everyone has a Facebook account, and at this moment, the only available story that exists about the character Alek Dronik is on Facebook, I have taken the liberty to copy the story directly from the band’s Facebook page. So, after you listen to the sneak preview, enjoy bonding with characters who make up the dystopian society where Alek Dronik resides. Click here for Alek Dronik's story!


Catch live performance of Alek Dronik in Leiden at:


Multipleks-sub071: Friday, September 12 at 9:00 pm (doors open at 8:00 pm)


CAB03: Tuesday, September 30 at 8:30 pm

Philhelmon-Part Two: Interview Published Today!

Posted by Kathy Jo Keller on September 7, 2014 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

For your Sunday reading pleasure... Ky Fifer discusses his latest Trans-atlantic musical escapades with Philhelmon (Henk Bol); Wilson, Fifer & Rose; and more. Also, EXCLUSIVE 'SNEAK PREVIEW' for Philhelmon's upcoming cd! Check it out! x Kat


Children's ABC book published TODAY!

Posted by Kathy Jo Keller on September 1, 2014 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)


 Very excited to announce that my Kindle E-book - African Bush Creatures: Safari Facts from A-Z is now available for purchase at Amazon.

Remember, for every copy sold, $1.00 will be donated to a child and family support agency.


September Donation:

- International Association for Suicide Prevention will receive the donation for all copies purchased between today and September 30, 2014.

- Remember to lite a candle for the fallen angels at 20:00 on World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, 2014.


October Donation:

- Unicef (More information will be posted later this month regarding the Unicef campaign.