Spotlight Interview: Italian American Poet, Songwriter & Blogger
Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with me! Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do currently…
I am an Italian American poet, songwriter, blogger and philosopher, only child of divorced parents, whose road to this point has been a bit of winding one, which includes fibromyalgia. I have been writing as far back as I can remember, done immature nights and readings, which included standing ovations, and love sharing and inspiring, even when that means dishing out some tough love. I am multilingual, as I also speak Italian, Spanish and do a few accents.
What inspired you to start creating your own music?
Comes very naturally and I love sharing what life teaches me, inspires in me and through me, hope it helps others to see that spite the thorns there is still a rose in there, and you can’t let the thorns be what define you, though they can make for a lot of “Oy WTH and Mamma Mia” moments.
What has been your biggest achievement so far?
Moving forward with doing what I am doing – the music, the blog despite the roller coaster that is fibromyalgia and having worked through a lot of the baggage I carried from childhood.
What do you have planned for this year?
I hope to do more songs in Italian, do some material also in Spanish and do a live Holiday show, as well a,s an online mini poetry show prior to that.
Who are the top 3 celebrities you’d love to work with? And why?
One artist I love is Meatloaf, because of his versatility as an actor, singer and his songs range from more rock to softer ones like “Is Nothing Sacred Anymore”.
In terms of maybe exploring freestyle acting, I love the Hallmark Mystery Movies, Allison Sweeney, all of those ladies, great ladies that I would love to work with anyone of them, though with the fibromyalgia I would have to improve everything, lots of “senor moments”, fibrofog they call it.
Take a moment to close your eyes. Where do ideally you see yourself in 5 year’s time?
Having a ball earning my daily bread doing what I love – music, poetry, including performing poetry and coaching/ministry, living a comfortable happy life, inspiring others to move past any obstacles the devil may throw at them, firm in faith.
Who or what is your greatest love?
My faith and the beauty, potential of music, the arts.
What book do you recommend most to others?
I would say find a good book of poetry, of daily quotes, proverbs, and really meditate on them on a regular basis, even randomly mediate on what page, meditate on them with some wonderful mediative music. See what that inspires.
If you could get the perfect help from an online tax return service, what would they do for you?
Help me figure out maximum deductions and how to best invest my money for the long term.
Can you give our readers 2 key tips for staying creative?
- Listen to instrumental music, and music that helps me, stimulates my creativity. For example Celtic harp and flute music, or renaissance chant music, even relaxing spa music, listening to that in a quiet setting
- Nature, which in a way is connection to Divinity, to the Divine, and if you can connect to nature, combined with music, powerful, very powerful
Remember that creativity isn’t about the perfect poem or song, it’s about expressing, so just start expressing, let it flow and when it’s the right time to share it with the public, with meditation and calm wisdom, you’ll know.
Where is your happy place?
A quite place under the shade on a warm day with a light breeze, as I listen to beautiful instrumental music.
If you were stuck on a desert island and could only bring 3 things what would they be?
CD player, CDs of music and meditation, lots of pens and paper.
How do you describe yourself in 5 words?
Sweet, sassy, politically incorrect artist minister
Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with me! Where can we find and follow you online?
Instagram -Katherine Appello
WordPress blog – http://www.katherineappello-inspiration.com
Soundcloud – Soundcloud.com/kathy-appello
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