K. J. Keller

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Autumn 'Journalist' Update: Sneak Preview

Posted by Kathy Jo Keller on August 28, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Hi Everyone,


All good things must end, they say, and that includes Summer Vacation...but what a fun memorable music mix Summer 2014 turned out to be!


Keltfest, Castlefest, Park Pop, Waterpop, North Sea Jazz Festival, Kristoffer Gildenlow, The Royal Spuds, Rastaban, Golden Earring; and I've had the pleasure of interviewing so many amazingly talented musicians this summer, plus I've made many nice contacts for future interviews. As though that were not enough to keep a music enthousiast journalist busy, many musicians utilized my Dutch-English translation services; which was a fantastic experience, especially reviewing lyrics for the soon to be released albums. Loved it! 


Unfortunately, none of the music magazines are taking on new journalists at this time, so my writing remains a 'hobby' and teaching remains my profession for yet another year; (but I'm quite sure that if I were writing full time, I would still teach part time, as it is also a passion.) Autumn does not officially begin until September 22, so I will not write my full 'Autumn Author Antics' article yet for my blog, but since this afternoon I will enter the campus and work on setting up my classroom and office, (and since it is a grey, dreary sky), for me summer ends today.


With that said, although it is true that teachers have long, lovely vacation benefits (especially that six weeks in summer), we also need to work a lot during our time off with lesson preparations. Lucky for me, 50% of the IB English Language & Literature course involves teaching the following writing techniques: interviews, articles, & blogs. So, blending my freelance writing and teaching is quite easy. :)


I will continue to post at least three interviews per month, and a few articles, so please go to the home page and subscribe to this website. You will receive an email whenever there are new posts to read.


Here is a list of upcoming interviews! Do you have a favorite band that is not on the list? Just let me know in the comment section below and I will contact them for an interview. As always, thanks for your support. 8) Cheers, Kat




Autumn Interviews:

Rastaban-(Belgium) ‘Mich Rozek’ interview -Live from Castlefest, NL


Aniday (Netherlands) ‘Maria Catharina’, Up Close and Personal Interview


Robby Valentine (Netherlands) Up Close and Personal Interview


Freedom to Glide (London) interview Pete Riley & Andy Nixon (Part 2 &3).


Philhelmon (USA/Netherlands) Interview–Henk Bol&Ky Fifer (Part 2)


Robin Janssens (Netherlands) Up Close and Personal Interview (Alek Dronik+2 more)


Synergy Protocol (Netherlands) ‘Laura Guldemond’ Up Close and Personal Interview


Kim Kruit (Netherlands) Up Close and Personal Interview


Terror of Tinnitus (Article) –Workshops completed, therapy done, ready to write.


Magnus Tveiten (Norway) Interview- Talented guitarist of Norwegian band Blodsmak.


Steve Balbi (Australia) Interview- Steve Balbi will discuss Black Rainbow and more!


Pulse (Netherlands) Interview- Experimental 3-piece Hard Rock Band!

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