Saturday, December 27, 2008

DAD TALK'S REVIEW OF "REVVED UP & READY TO ROCK!"


"The concert includes puppets, silly outfits, happy horn players and a lot of energy.  While watching, we had both kids dancing on the floor of our playroom.   
Seriously, the music is a lot of fun.  So, if you're still trying to figure out what to get your kids for the holidays.."

We're thrilled to hear kids are rocking out!

To read the whole review, click the title of this post!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Cookie Magazine's Top Ten Best Kids' Music 2008 - Fast & Feisty by Princess Katie & Racer Steve




"A lot about Katie & Steve seems incongruous.  They dress in theme-parkish costumes, and their songs carry a vague air of '60s mod-ness, but when it comes down to it, 
they just make great kids music."

Thanks for loving Fast & Feisty!

Click the title of this post to see the whole article.

We'll also be performing at Cookie Magazine's Kidsfest in Beaver Creek, Colorado on Saturday, March 14th @ 6:30 pm.
See our sidebar for details!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Holidays From Princess Katie & Racer Steve!

Let's be totally honest here:  kids are, by far, the best thing roaming this planet (everyone is entitled to their own opinion, right?)  Their positivity and desire to seek out happiness comes naturally to them and it's incredible to be around them and bask in their sparkly glow.   

That said, we hope you enjoy every second of seeing your children happy as they run around holiday parties, open presents and soak up every compliment from family and friends telling them undeniably adorable they are.  

So enjoy whatever you celebrate and let's wish for a much-needed peaceful 2009.

Thank you for playing our music and videos in your home/car...over and over and over and over...

Covering the castle with lights, we remain,


Princess Katie & Racer Steve

Friday, December 12, 2008

OUR DVD RELEASE CONCERT IS BOOKED - PRINCESS KATIE & RACER STEVE!


To celebrate the official release of our DVD, 'Revved Up & Ready To Rock!' we've got a big show planned!

Sunday, February 8th @ 12 noon (doors 11 am)
Highline Ballroom 431 West 16th Street, NYC

Rock star attire a MUST!  Okay, maybe not a must, but definitely encouraged in the strongest way possible.

We'll have the Merry Horn Players of the Forest, things that glow and fly, flashing lights, an energetic Princess, a guitar-crazy race car driver, a Wheel of Rock and more!  Oh, the Highline will have it's kitchen/bar open, so if you want to make an afternoon of it, you can because doors open at 11 am.

You can get tickets by clicking the title of this post!

See you there, sweeties!

PK

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Otterhop's Take on Princess Katie & Racer Steve's New DVD!

Otterhop loves our DVD!  Right on!

Read the very cool review by clicking the title of this post!

It's a good read!  Says me!

Princess Katie

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Monday, December 8, 2008

Princess Katie & Racer Steve Revved Up & Ready To Rock! Review


We got a fabulous review of our new DVD, Revved Up & Ready To Rock!

Read it by clicking the title of this post!

Princess Katie

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Princess Katie & Racer Steve's "Kiddie Rockers Unite" CD/DVD Drive A Huge Success

This evening Racer Steve and I, along with Crash and Space performed for the ultra cute kids at the Ronald McDonald House here in NYC.  The Ronald McDonald House is an incredible place, offering families a way to stay together in a comfortable environment while their children get treatment for serious illnesses.
A few months ago I had asked kiddie musicians and people within the industry if they would like to donate some CDs/DVDs for me to give out at my hospital performances and at this event at The Ronald McDonald House.  Well, they did give and very, very generously if I might add.  
It's hard to explain what it feels like when you're performing for children who are dealing with life-threatening illnesses.  Their energy is low, their faces pained.  Now imagine having the incredible power to light up those little, beautiful faces by offering the music of these artists.  I was able to do this tonight because of the generosity of these kiddie rockers and industry insiders.  
After our performance, we were invited up to the dining room where I announced to all the kids and their parents how these musicians would have loved to perform for them, but figured the next best thing would be to give their music to them.  As I went from child to child giving out the cds and a copy of our new dvd with it, you can't imagine how psyched they were.  I'd like to thank everyone who donated their art to such truly deserving little kids.

No special order.  Thank you so much.


Amberly Warnke - Ages 3 & Up
Baze and His Silly Friends
The Hipwaders
Mr. Richard
Silly Sally
Mr. Leebot
Stefan Shepard - Zooglobble*
Groovy Ruby
Gwyneth - Gooney Bird Kids*
Susan Fox - Park Slope Parents*
Randy Kaplan
Dan Shorr
Bill Childs - Spare The Rock, Spoil the Child*
The Little Leaguers
Mr. Ray
Matt Clark

*Many people "in the biz" got the word out about this by posting about it on their kids' music blogs.  Thank you to Spare the Rock, Gooney Bird Kids,  Zooglobble and Park Slope Parents.

If I forgot anyone - I don't think I did - please email me so I can add you.

PK

PS We visit hospitals often, if you would like to donate, you can email me and I'll tell you where to send them.  

Friday, November 21, 2008

DVD OUT NOW! PRINCESS KATIE & RACER STEVE'S REVVED UP & READY TO ROCK!

We're thrilled to announce that our new DVD, Revved Up & Ready To Rock, is available now!

See us live performing at NYC's Highline Ballroom, see my dragon, Peyton, meet my assistant/news anchor, West Ginger Liberty and be ready for some more surprises!

We also have specially-priced Holiday Gift Packs available - DVDs, T-Shirts, CDs - mix and match them!
You can click the title of this post to order!

Happy Holidays!

Princess Katie

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

PRINCESS KATIE & RACER STEVE @ COOKIE MAGAZINE KIDSFEST - Beaver Creek, CO!


COOKIE MAGAZINE KIDSFEST!
March 12-14 2009

Princess Katie & Racer Steve
Saturday, March 14th 6:30 pm
Vilar Performing Arts Center

Cookie Magazine and Beaver Creek are teaming up for the ultimate kids' extravaganza. Families will enjoy a headliner concert by Princess Katie & Racer Steve, a sneak peak movie screening and a performance by the Chicago Children's Choir. When you're not on the slopes, check out Cookie's ski break activities throughout the Village!

For tickets click here!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Princess Katie & Racer Steve Downloads on itunes! MP3s Click here!

Hi!

Get Princess Katie & Racer Steve downloads on itunes by clicking the title of this post! You can get downloads for Songs For The Coolest Kids, Fast & Feisty and our latest CD, Tiny Cool!

Rock often & fiercely,
Princess Katie

Monday, October 20, 2008

Princess Katie & Racer Steve Shows for Halloween!

Dear Diary:

Spend Halloween Night with Princess Katie & Racer Steve!

Friday, October 31st - Halloween Night!
Children's Museum of Manhattan
Magic, Spooky & Sweet Halloween!
5 pm - 8 pm
FREE!

Come on out on Halloween Night, because the Museum is staying open late for an extra exciting Halloween party!  Spooky arts & crafts, sweet snacks, live music by Princess Katie & Racer Steve...what more could you ask for?  Oh, yeah, wear a costume!

See you there!

PK

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

School Library Journal Review of Fast & Feisty!


Singer/Songwriter Katie O'Sullivan and her partner, Steve Borne, once again don their alternate personalities - Princess Katie & Racer Steve --- to entertain with ten original songs that cover topics from the holidays to hide and seek to sharing.  

Each fun, upbeat song features lyrics that are spot on and teaches an important lesson.  For example, "Looking for Trouble" is about the importance of being kind to your siblings, and "We Dress Ourselves" celebrates the joy children experience when picking out their own clothing. 

This excellent album spotlights a wonderful variety of musical styles including reggae, big band, and rock n' roll.  Katie's voice is rich and cabaret ready with comparisons to Natalie Merchant being inevitable.  Four skits interspersed among the songs are cute and stand alone nicely, but they would have worked even better if they were used as segues into the songs.    Princess Katie and Racer Steve are performers that every child and parent should get to know.  This fantastic album is a must-have for every children's collection.   
10/10/08

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Princess Katie & Racer Steve Halloween Concerts


So, here they are!   All not scary, all free!

Sunday, October 19th 
BROOKLYN HARVEST FESTIVAL
Sunday, October 19th 11 am - 4 pm
Princess Katie & Racer Steve perform at 1:30 pm
Old Stone House - JJ Byrne Park (3rd Street & 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY)
Farm stands, pony rides, petting zoo, face-painting, live music by Mr. Ray & PKRS!

Saturday, October 25th
CENTRAL PARK PUMPKIN FESTIVAL  3- 8 pm
3 pm performance by Princess Katie & Racer Steve in the Band shell
Central Park - enter at 72nd Street & walk on through

Sunday, October 26th
Bleecker Park Halloween Festival
11 am - 4 pm
Princess Katie & Racer Steve performance at 2 pm!
Get ready to rock outside - Halloween Style!  Hayrides, face-painting, live music & more!

Friday, October 31st - Halloween Night!
Children's Museum of Manhattan
MAGIC, SPOOKY & SWEET HALLOWEEN EVENT
5 pm-8 pm    2 shows by Princess Katie & Racer Steve
Enjoy live music by PKRS, eat some spooky snacks & make some halloween arts & crafts at this extra sweet Halloween at the museum!

For additional info, please click the title and go to our "Shows" section.  These concerts are all free and a part of amazing halloween events!

Picking out a costume, I remain,

PK

Friday, August 29, 2008

Kiddie Rock Musicians! Let's band together!


Hi fellow kiddie rockers!

One of the things our band enjoys doing is performing for kids in hospitals or for underprivileged kids.  We have 3 concerts coming up at the NYU Medical Center (in October - but we visit every few months) and one at the Ronald McDonald House (in December).   I was thinking that it would be great for these kids to be able to leave these events with music or, if we don't get enough, we would be able to donate a bunch to the library at the NYU Medical Center and/or Ronald McDonald House.

So, if you wish to donate some of your music or your DVD, shoot me an email (you can click the title of this post and then click the little envelope icon at the top of our website) and I'll give our address.  Our next trip to NYU is on October 2oth, and our Ronald McDonald concert is in December 4th.   

Many of the kids we've visited over the years don't get the chance to go to concerts and most parents are too busy dealing with the illness that they don't even know what great music there is out there for kids (indie music, anyway).

I hope this works out.  I realize that as performers, we get many requests for donations and for free performances, so don't feel pressure.

Thanks in advance!

Princess Katie


Friday, August 15, 2008

PRINCESS KATIE & RACER STEVE @ Central Park Pumpkin Festival!

Sure, it's early!  But isn't it creepily fun?  

Princess Katie & Racer Steve have been invited to kick off  the Central Park Pumpkin Festival once again this year!  Very spooky and very exciting!

Let me tell you what happens:  you visit a spooktacular haunted house, see the 5-story tower of jack-o-lanterns, you visit the famous pumpkin patch and take home a gorgeous pumpkin, you see tons of kids dressed up and hear lots of live music in the bandshell!  This is a free event and open to all - ghosts, witches, vampires, racers, princesses and anything else!

Princess Katie & Racer Steve perform at 3 pm at the beginning of the event, so mark your calendars.  Festival is located at the bandshell (enter park at 72nd on East Side) and goes beyond!

And that's not all!  On Halloween night, PKRS will be performing at the Special Target Free Halloween Event at the Children's Museum of Manhattan for two shows!  

They'll be food, arts & crafts, live music by Princess Katie & Racer Steve and it's all free!  The event runs from 5 pm - 8 pm!  Great, safe place for the kids to go on Halloween night!

Hope to see you there in all your halloweeney finery!

PK

Friday, August 8, 2008

Princess Katie & Racer Steve Berrie Pick Review of Fast & Feisty

If there's one thing I'm learning since starting this blog it's that kid music totally rocks these days.  No more Barney (ughh....) cuz now it's time for Princess Katie & Racer Steve!

The husband and wife team's CD, "Fast and Feisty," was released in April, and has been playing in a regular rotation in my home since I discovered it still in the package it was mailed in just a few weeks ago. (Bad blogger, Bad!)  But back to "Fast and Feisty" and the Princess and the Racer.

First off, the CD could suck and the lyrics could drive parents to the brink of insanity, and we'd probably still allow our kids to bop incessantly to the music of their biggest play-date fantasies. I mean, come on!  What little girl hasn't wanted to be a princess at least once in her life?  And what little boy (or girl) hasn't gotten a thrill pretending to GO FAST like the cool race car drivers?

The added bonus, of course, is that Princess Katie & Racer Steve are a serious rock-n-roll band with the musical talent to match.  Katie's got a decidedly adult-sounding singing voice that adds a classy touch to the kiddie lyrics, and even if Buttercup is too young to appreciate the fact that Racer Steve is a master on that guitar of his, I'm not.

My faves on the track include "Holidays," "Sneakers," and "We Dress Ourselves," the last of which will have you singing along at the top of your lungs before you realize that the driver in the car next to you at that red light thinks you have officially lost your mind.


Saturday, August 2, 2008

Princess Katie's New Assistant, West Ginger Liberty!


Well, things have been very, very busy here in the Kingdom.  Between local uprisings, festivals, Kings being overthrown and loose unicorns, I can't seem to keep up.  So, I hired an assistant.

Her name is West Ginger Liberty and if you made it to the DVD shoot, you saw her (and if you hung around, you met her).   

She's thee best!  Honestly!  I just love her and hope to bring her to some future shows.  She'll be on the DVD and at upcoming performances!  Also, she may be doing some blogging for me from time to time.

So, now you know her and can scream, "Hey there, West!" when you see her.  She LOVES being recognized in public.  Oh, some other info about her:  she's a Virgo, loves brown rice, a good joke, babies & kids, can be a bit frazzled at times (pretty often, actually) and loves dancing!

More news soon.  Thank you for coming out, Philly!  You were very charming!

Princess Katie & West

Thursday, July 31, 2008

PRINCESS KATIE & RACER STEVE World Cafe Live In Philly Saturday!


Yep, that's right, kids!

We'll be in Philly on Saturday!  Click the title of this post for tickets.

Tonight's concert in Tribeca was amazing.  Gorgeous weather, lots of families, tons of dancing, screaming and conga!

Thanks for coming out and we'll see you in Philly!

Cleaning out the moat, I remain,

Princess Katie

Friday, July 25, 2008

PRINCESS KATIE & RACER STEVE Free Concert Thursday, July 31st!


Hey Kids!  

We're back from our Long Island tour and it was so much fun!  We are very excited to be back to get ready for the next shows!

Thursday, July 31st
6:30 pm
Washington Market Park - 310 Greenwich Avenue, NYC

The Friends of Washington Market Park present...us!  Live!  A free, outdoor concert for kids and families that will surely be so much fun and full of dancing, laughing and screaming!

See you there and hope you enjoyed the Long Island shows!

Princess Katie 

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Royal Rock To Tour Long Island - Princess Katie & Racer Steve



LONG ISLAND FANS! TAKE NOTE!

All next week we'll be playing 2 shows a day in various parts of Long Island, courtesy of the Town of Hempstead! Come by for a free show!

Princess Katie and Racer Steve
Date: July 21-25,
2008

Location:
July 21 - Rock Hall Museum, Lawrence @ 11 a.m.
July 21 - Harold Walker Park, Lakeview @ 1:30 p.m.

July 22 - Smith Street Park, Uniondale @ 11 a.m.
July 22 - Baldwin Park @ 1:30 p.m.

July 23 - Seamans Neck Park, Seaford @ 11 a.m.
July 23 - Echo Park, West Hempstead @ 1:30 p.m.

July 24 - Elmont Road Park, Elmont @ 11 a.m.
July 24 - Rath Park, Franklin Square @ 1:30 p.m.

July 25 - Levittown Veterans Memorial Park @ 11 a.m.
July 25 - Forest City Park, Wantagh @ 1:30 p.m.


Price: Free

Sunday, July 13, 2008

UNION SQUARE PRINCESS KATIE & RACER STEVE THURSDAY, JULY 17TH @12:30!


Dear Darlin' Diary:


The Union Square Partnership Presents it's Summer in the Square event featuring Princess Katie & Racer Steve!


Thursday, July 17, 2008 12:30 PM


Calling all rockin' kids and families!
Princess Katie & Racer Steve take on Union Square Park's Summer in the Square Series!
Come Rock and Roll to Parenting Magazine's Fave Music April 2008!!


This is a free concert and open to all! See Princess Katie & Racer Steve's website for info on the band: www.princessracer.com


http://www.princessracer.com

Friday, July 11, 2008

PRINCESS KATIE & RACER STEVE DVD SHOOT IN THE NEW YORK TIMES!


OKAY FANS...LAST CALL!

The DVD shoot this weekend is really filling up and will be really exciting on many, many, levels!

We found out that we're in the New York Times Today! Check it out:

PRINCESS KATIE & RACER STEVE (Sunday and Thursday) Young audiences are asked to come to the Sunday show dressed in wacky costumes and with colorful signs to hold up (their choice of slogan). But they won’t be asked to make a deal; this is a live filming of a concert DVD for this band, known to toss out soccer balls or Mylar streamers to fans. At 11:30 a.m. (doors open at 11), 431 West 16th Street, Chelsea, (866) 468-7619, ticketweb.com, princessracer.com; $7, with a $10 minimum at tables. And if you miss Sunday’s event, you can catch the band on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in Greenwich Village, where it will play a free concert in Union Square as part of the Kids in the Square series, unionsquarenyc.org.

Click on the link above for tickets, ya little rockers!

Til Sunday...

Princess Katie

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Children's Museum Of Manhattan Presents...Kiddie Rockers Princess Katie & Racer Steve


Hey Kids!

Be sure to come see us at the Children's Museum of Manhattan this coming Sunday for two shows! We're part of their HOT NEW BAND SERIES!

Also, make sure to get your tickets to our live dvd concert taping...that's July 13th! We need all our fans to come on out! For tickets, click the link above.

PKRS @ Children's Museum of Manhattan
Sunday, July 6th
2 pm & 3 pm
Free with museum admission!
Children's Museum of Manhattan -212 West 83rd Street, NYC

Rock royally!

Princess Katie

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Get Tickets For Princess Katie & Racer Steve's LIVE DVD Shoot in NYC!


HEY FANS! EXCITING NEWS!

We're shooting our first-ever, live concert DVD and we want all of our fans to be in the audience!

Expect to see some of the characters Princess Katie mentions, but usually doesn't bring to the concerts!

Dress like a rock star & and bring cool concert signs to hold up!

SUNDAY, JULY 13TH @ 11:30 AM - Doors 11 AM

Highline Ballroom
431 West 16th (between 9th & 10th Aves)
NYC

Tickets are $7 per/person

Click the title of this post for tickets!
Space is limited, so get them early!

Princess Katie

Monday, June 2, 2008

Princess Katie & Racer Steve in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine


Dear Diary:

Check out the review in the June issue of Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine of Princess Katie & Racer Steve's Fast & Feisty CD!

What's Hot Now!
Music To Our Ears

If you like a little variety in your music, this band is for you. Rock, country, reggae, funk, swing...there's something for everyone, and it's bound to get your toes tapping

Cute!

Princess Katie

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

There Goes The Neighborhoods! Princess Katie & Racer Steve's Summer Concerts!


Dear Diary:

Yeah, well, it appears that whenever we show up somewhere, the kids in that area get a little wild. Hey, we never promised anyone a calm kid at one of our shows. We encourage kids to go crazy.

So, that said, we're probably coming to a neighborhood near you, so get ready for it. Here are our upcoming summer shows (details under our "shows" section):

July 17th - 12:30 pm - Union Square's Summer in the Square Concert - FREE!
July 21st - 25th - Long Island Tour (see below for concert locations & times)
July 31st - 6:30 pm - Washington Market Park, NYC - FREE!

WEEK OF JULY 21st - The Town of Hempstead, Long Island Presents...Princess Katie & Racer Steve! Free concerts for all!

21st 11:00 a.m. Rock Hall Museum, Lawrence

1:30 p.m. Harold Walker Memorial Park, Lakeview

22nd 11:00 a.m. Smith Street Park, Uniondale

1:30 p.m. Baldwin Park, Baldwin Harbor

23rd 11:00 a.m. Seamans Neck Park, Seaford

1:30 p.m. Echo Park, West Hempstead

24th 11:00 a.m. Elmont Road Park, Elmont

1:30 p.m. Rath Park, Franklin Square

25th 11:00 a.m. Levittown Veterans Memorial Park, Levittown

1:30 p.m. Forest City Park, Wantagh

Finding you absolutely charming, I remain,

Princess Katie

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Buy Fast & Feisty and Songs For The Coolest Kids from Princess Katie & Racer Steve here!


Parents spoke up and we heard you. Having some trouble linking directly to our site to purchase CDs when you Google us?

Hopefully this will help!

Just click the title of this post for our Songs For The Coolest Kids and Fast & Feisty CDs, t-shirts and more to come.

PKRS

Friday, March 21, 2008

Princess Katie & Racer Steve - Cookie Magazine Review!


Driving Rhythms
Don’t be fooled by the appearance of these cartoon characters come to life: This is one kids’ band that really knows how to rock.

Their getups may make them look like they’re moonlighting from amusement -park jobs, but Princess Katie and Racer Steve are no toddler-only joke. Along with Judo Champ Billy on bass and Crash the drummer, these guys are a serious rock-and-roll band--one that wouldn’t sound out of place opening for any current chart topper. You’ll get no artificial perk or childlike pitch from Katie’s decidedly adult singing voice, she sings FOR kids, not like them.

Her vocals are an appropriate accompaniment for Racer Steve’s masterful guitar shredding: The solo on "Sneakers" might make you wonder if his last name is Van Halen. The subject matter may be kid stuff, but the woman in the toy tiara and the guy in the faux-NASCAR gear are smart enough not to play down their audience.

Click title to see review.

Off for a run in the enchanted forest, I remain,

Princess Katie

Thursday, March 13, 2008

FAST & FEISTY PARENTING MAGAZINE'S FAVORITE MUSIC FOR APRIL 2008!


Dear Diary:

We're really excited to announce that our new CD, Fast & Feisty has been chosen as Parenting Magazine's Pick for their Favorite Music in their April 2008 issue. Thus,

"Katie and her talented band will win your kids over, even if they usually resist anything princessy. The danceable music ranges from alt-rock to bossa nova, and Katie's earthy voice is a dead ringer for Natalie Merchant's."

Thank you Parenting! We feel very honored to be a favorite of such a cool magazine!

Feisty, I remain,

Princess Katie

Monday, February 25, 2008

Princess Katie & Racer Steve's NY Post Review!

Darlin' Diary:

Nothing like waking up to read the paper and see you're in it! Fun!

Saturday's NY Post had a great article on the latest must-hear music. Here's what they said about Fast & Feisty:
"Opening with a swinging jazz tune about holidays titled (you guessed it) "Holidays," Princess Katie & Racer Steve show that this is not your average kids' album. They proceed to blast through the metal-influenced "Sneakers," the loungey pop number "The Pillow," soulful, funky vibes of "Hot Shot" and more. The album is also peppered with some skits about jumping and dragons, entering genres usually not explored on children's albums."

Nice, huh?

Sunday's Chelsea Market show was so much fun and we thank all of the families for making it out in the cold and slushy show. Hope it wasn't too crowded for ya'll!

See you on March 8th if you live in MA (see shows section for details on this show) and March 16th if you live in NYC at the Bowery Poetry Club!

Off to the gym, I remain,

Princess Katie

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Kiddie Rocker Princess Katie & Her Royal Pets!


Dear Darling Diary:

I have been asked to be a guest blogger for Hilltown Families. Here is my latest post about my pets:

For the most part, Kingdom life is great. There’s not much that we don’t have here. Sure, it’s beyond damp, there’s always some kind of incurable disease going around and you can’t exactly be sure if you’re going to be sitting on the throne from one day to the next, but generally, we’ve got a pretty decent set up here and there’s little left to be desired… except for maybe one thing, a normal pet relationship.

“A normal pet relationship?” you ask, “Why, pray tell!” Well, I bet you take it for granted that you can nuzzle your cat or dog, or that they’ll run and lovingly jump into your arms when you call them. You should know that not every owner/pet relationship is like that. The mere thought of being able to have one of my pets sleep at the foot of my bed or jump into my arms after a short sprint is both thrilling and highly unlikely. If I have my pet jump into my arms I’m at risk of having a 2-foot gold spike implanted in my forehead.

I own a rare winged unicorn. His name is Pointy.

Yeah, yeah, lucky me, I’ve heard it all before, but it’s not what you think. You’re thinking of the winged unicorn as a white horse with wings who flies towards rainbows and has a big beautiful glistening golden horn proudly mounted in the middle of its forehead; a mythical creature who gives off the sound of a bell tree when it opens its wings. Well, some of that is indeed true, but mainly, this creature is absolutely insane. Although Pointy has a nose and mouth, he, for whatever reason, chooses to use his incredibly sharp horn as an antenna of sorts. So, whenever he’s curious about anything, he’ll take a running start, head pointed downward, spike ready to investigate. I always know when he’s gotten out of his stable because the piercing screams of “Run! Pointy the Impaler is out!” usually give it away. Ah, yes, no one can clear a town quite like Pointy.

I’m stating the obvious when I say that Pointy has got about as much of a chance of sleeping at the foot of my bed in this lifetime as a snowball has on a hot plate.

My other pet’s name is Starla. She’s the “pet o’ choice” for princesses. In fact, unless you own one of these little critters, you’re not really considered to have “arrived” as a princess. Snow White has one, Cinderella has one and even cooler-than-thou Princess Fiona has one.

Starla is what we call a “Fairy Tale Tweeter.” That’s the name of the company that every princess you’ve ever known has ordered from.

Fairy Tale Tweeters is a company that sells those little birds that casually fly over and perch themselves on the index finger of a princess as she begins to sing. They gaze lovingly at the princess and whistle in perfect tune along with her.

Now, it may appear as though these little birds live in the forest and just kind of magically appear, ready to whistle along with anyone who dons a hoop skirt and tiara. But that’s not the case at all. These birds are put through intense whistle/perch training and getting one takes about 18-20 weeks. You thought getting the Wii was tough? Heh! Cabbage Patch Dolls? A cinch! Fairy Tale Tweeters takes the cake on “impossible to procure accoutrements.” Highly trained to match their tweet to your voice, you’ll have to fill out a 78- page form answering such questions as

1. Are you a falsetto, soprano or alto?
2. Color scheme of your dresses? (Birds are custom-dyed to match)
3. Will this be a forest bird or one for indoor/windowpane use?
4. Will there be other mythical creatures singing along?

Anyway, I guess the bottom line is that no matter how much “stuff” you have or what your title is in life, nothing matches the thrill that we all get from a cuddle with a pet or some time spent with a child.

Oh, and before I go, do me a favor…the next time you call Spot over from across the lawn, imagine him having a 2 foot gold spike coming out of that cute little forehead and let me know how fast you start running!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Princess Katie & Racer Steve DJ On Spare The Rock Radio!



Spare the Rock radio show has asked Princess Katie & Racer Steve to guest host their incredible kids' music radio station once again! We're really psyched to do it and hope that you'll click on their link now to hear the show.

Spare The Rock is on Valley Free Radio - Northampton, Massachusetts.

We'll be spinning cool tunes from great kids' music artists and some kid-friendly adult music, too. Oh, and there will be skits...how could we resist?

So, we hope you'll take a listen and check out their site...filled to the brim with interesting cool kid stuff and music!

Mixin' & scratchin' I remain,

Princess Katie

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

How Modern Inventions Go Over In Medieval Life...


Dear Diary:

I recently posted another blog on Hilltown Families! Read all about what happens when I tell the townspeople here about your modern inventions! Click the link to visit their site and read the blog.

Hope to see the kids in Connecticut come out for our upcoming shows this weekend and next weekend!

Stay sweet,

Princess Katie

Sunday, January 20, 2008

PRINCESS KATIE & RACER STEVE'S CONCERT TODAY WAS PAAAAAAACKED!



Dear Diary:

Today's show was PACKED! I could not believe my eyes. There was just rows and rows of kids and parents smushed up against one another, kids climbing on parent's shoulders, other kids trying to climb on those kids, parents climbing over kids...you get the idea...it was nuts!

We promise to make the next concert at Chelsea Market in the back near the 10th Avenue entrance. It was 24 degrees in NYC this morning and to have such a turnout was just remarkable...how did you all get out of your cozy beds to make a concert at 10:30 am? Pray tell!

We had an amazing concert with you all and hope you had fun!

On another note, I've posted another blog at Hilltown Families giving a little insight into life in the Kingdom. Click the title of this post to read it!

Thank thee kindly for attending and check the "shows" section of our site for upcoming shows!

Feisty, I remain,

Princess Katie
www.princessracer.com

Saturday, January 12, 2008

PRINCESS KATIE & RACER STEVE'S SNEAKERS CONCERT


Dear Darlin' Diary!

Today was fantastic. We had a packed house for our CD Release Concert for Fast & Feisty and I must say that between the racing flags, glow sticks, costumes, flashing lights, signs and PKRS Wheel of Rock, there was so much to do and see. It was a great show and so much fun to perform the new music!

This coming Sunday (January 20th) we're going to be at the Chelsea Market for a free show! We're having a sneakers concert to celebrate our new song, Sneakers!

The show starts...well, I just tell ya everything....

Sunday, January 20th
10:30 am
PKRS SNEAKERS CONCERT
Chelsea Market
75 9th Avenue
(15th & 16th Streets)
NYC

We're really excited because we've been getting really nice reviews about our CD, Fast & Feisty! Check out what Cool Mom Picks had to say:

Royally Rocking
Right now, with writers striking and award shows canceling, we're in need of some good entertaining. Thank goodness for Princess Katie & Racer Steve stepping in to save the day by pre-releasing Fast & Feisty, a fast (and feisty) tribute to all that's great about kids music.

The album features ten songs and four skits of pure musical goodness. Songs like Holidays swing, Sneakers rocks, The Pillow cha cha chas, while Go Go Go! uh, goes. And all the while, lead singer Princess Katie (nee Kathleen O'Sullivan) sings her big heart out with her perfected Natalie Merchant sound sprinkled with swirlies of Diana Krall, Edie Brickell and The Sundays. Yeah, that's right. I said The Sundays.

Don't let the cartoon character concept scare you. This is a seriously great band. Plus, I hear they are fantastic live performers. Fantastic live performers who are currently allowed to perform without crossing a picket line. -Laura, Cool Mom Picks!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

BUY PRINCESS KATIE & RACER STEVE'S FAST & FEISTY HERE!



Get Princess Katie & Racer Steve's latest CD, Fast & Feisty by clicking the title of this post!

Rock royally!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

PRINCESS KATIE & RACER STEVE GET TO ROCK SPARE THE ROCK!


Dear Diary:

Oh, excuse me while I take off my cool radio headset! Yes, you heard right...my RADIO headset!

Bill, Ella & Liam of Spare The Rock, Spoil The Child, have asked Racer Steve and I to guest DJ on their ultra-cool kids' music radio station (Valley Free Radio • 8 to 10 am Saturdays • Northampton, Mass. • 103.3 FM).

The show is online now and we're really excited because it was so much fun to do and a huge honor. If you don't know about Spare The Rock, I suggest you click the title of this post and get hip...QUICK!

Being that we're usually so busy either writing, recording or performing our own music, it's not often that we get the opportunity to listen to other kids' musicians out there. It was great to listen around and come up with a playlist.

Big thanks to the Childs' family for letting us host and be sure to listen in!

Mixin' and scratchin', I remain,

Princess Katie, Princess, Singer, Songwriter, Moat Cleaner, DJ*

*I always wanted two capital letters after my name and if it isn't going to be MD, I'll take DJ any day!