Typically I treat Birthdays as the New Year. Sit Kitty Sit’s birthday is May 4th. But I am a sucker for looking back to help look forward, so the calendar change of year is as good a time as any.
Let’s reflect, shall we?
(i’ll wait for you to get the appropriate cocktail. We recommend a chilled Fernet and a smoking jacket)
I actually had to use our calendar and social media feeds to figure out what in the hell happened this year. When I tried to gaze back in my crystal-ball of a brain, so many things popped out that I was totally overwhelmed and couldn’t tell if I was seeing things that happened this year or not. Turns out, I was.
On January 8th, 2014, I finished WRITING Everlasting Fire. Only a handful of days later we went into the studio to START RECORDING. Start. Recording. Seven genres. Fifteen guest artists. Actual written scores. It wasn’t even done being written 365 days ago. Holy-what-now?
We did a successful IndieGoGo campaign to raise the funds for the packaging, released the record in May, and have been getting glorious reviews ever since.
Sit Kitty Sit did 3 tours and 2 jaunts for a total of NINETY-SEVEN days on the road. The best I can count is 63 shows, although I’m sure I missed a few, so I’ll go with “around 70″. A lot of press, a handful of podcasts, radio interviews, and guest appearances.
Whew. Who needs a vacation? (raises hand)
Which is why we’re on a break until the end of the year. “Break” is a loose term though, because we’re still pounding away at booking, scheduling, behind the scenes work every single day. We’re just doing it from the couch instead of the studio. As of the time I’m writing this, we are booked through July of 2015.
I’m sure most of you know there is no right way to “make it” in the music industry. And here’s where it gets interesting. When we look at planning our next year, we get to just sit back and decide what it is we WANT to do. We want to be on the radio. We want to build more of a presence in the Bay Area and help build a bigger community here. We want to release more music videos, get in front of larger audiences, and see what else is out there.
We’ve been doing a lot of brainstorming over 2014. We’ve had a lot of revelations. We’ve learned a lot. And we hope you are ready to join us in 2015 for a whole new world.
We couldn’t even dream of doing any of this without you. Thank you so much for being part of our family.
—Kat and Mike