About Kara Patterson

I was recently asked “What makes you happy?” As a thirty something, single mother of two, I braced myself for the lightening bolt that would strike me down for not saying “My darling children” and sheepishly answered “MUSIC”

Now don’t get me wrong, my children are lovely and bring me endless joy but they don’t make me feel that Mary Tyler Moore, throw your hat in the air, type of exuberance!

So, when given the chance to go to gigs, talk about music in Walter O Music blog form and somewhat justify the unnatural amount of time I spend on the internet…well, you can imagine my delight!

I can bang on endlessly about the bass player’s chest hair or how I wrestled bridesmaid style for the guitarists pick but I’m not crash hot at reviewing.

This is my problem, I love everything I see.

My 9-5 sees me making pine cone men and spaghetti necklaces at a kindergarten. The rest of my time is divided between school lunches and writing absentee notes. For me to be out of the house, not at work and squished firmly into the barrier of a thumping gig my level of discern is low.

Most music blogs I follow are review heavy and I’m certain I won’t be able to match them. When I do go to a gig I’ll sure as heck tell you all about it but in the meantime I’ll be writing about my failed attempts to get backstage and the amazing shapes my body can make to wrangle my way to the front of a crowd.

So please keep in mind I’m no music journalist and I’ve no qualifications to speak of. More often than not I’ll veer off topic as my concentration span resembles a goldfish!

I may start off writing about a secret sideshow, a favorite you tube clip or an important lyric and end up sharing gazpacho recipes!

I’ve always thought it would be nice to “Do what you love, love what you do” and by Jove this could be my ticket!

Bear with me!

16 Responses to “About Kara Patterson”
  1. Danellenels says:

    Loving the pants off, of your blog!

  2. Moi Sans Toi says:

    thank you for following, really like your blog x

  3. fetebar says:

    thanks for the follow!! I am already loving your laid back blog!

  4. Longshot says:

    You don’t have to be a journalist you just have to have a passion for MUSIC! And that qualifies you right there. Me it’s mainly Blues. But being born in 1957, I thankfully got a taste of it all. My parents generations of Big Bands and singers, 50s Doo Wop, also being born in Detroit ( just 4 blocks from Hitsville I might add), the cream of the very earliest crop of Motown in the 60s and then got to experience the whole British Invasion straight into the Woodstock generation. I love it all.

    Outside of laughter, it’s Music that has helped me keep my sanity through life with so much to explore. Not into this generation of it though because I simply cannot define what they produce today as music. But there are exceptions, you just have to seek the genre’s you love and in the end there will be a new talent for your own discovery. Thanks for the follow Kara, I’ll be tuning into your blog as well.

    Blogging isn’t about perfection, it’s writing what your own thoughts are on any given subject. As long as your satisfied with the finished product that’s all that matters. Besides that is what edit is for. Muse is a fire that will always keep burning as it is completly vital to sustaining life. Hopefully at some point in life everybody catches it and keeps it.

    You already have it and its gotten you here thus is is where you belong!

    • walteromusic says:

      Thankyou so much for taking the time to write. Your seemingly endless lust for life and music is inspiring! thanks for your kind words of encouragement!

  5. kafkaworld says:

    Thanks for following Kara. I must say I find your attitude to motherhood most refreshing. Wish I’d thought of that. Also enjoying your blog, a lot.

    • walteromusic says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement! Sometimes I feel like I’m banging on endlessly and just pushing that publish button in vain. Messages like yours make me feel so good!

  6. Gia Provenzano says:

    Just wondering if your Katie Kolodinski? If you are we are cousins! Would be great to chat with you as I am doing a family tree! R U on facebook?

  7. Not casey says:

    Ummm, I love you.

  8. Sim says:

    Loving it!

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