Amnesia — Site Changes

I’ve been a busy bee. With the wordpress 2.6 issues with podpress, I went looking for a temporary fix and ended up altering my site a little.

First things first:

Vince O’Connor has joined us on the blogosphere. His new blog is here. Please go check him out. There have been some really great posts so far and I can’t wait to see what he’s got up his sleeve. I’ve also posted a static link over in my links to get to when this post gets buried.

I’ve updated the music and professional works pages. You can now listen to each song that I’ve posted with an added flash player. Let me know if you have any issues.


I’ve grabbed some of the better songs and compiled a zip file for download. It contains 90 percent instrumentals, so have fun. I do ask if you use one of the songs on a not-for-profit project that you send the credit back here.


Here is where I shamelessly beg you to contribute to my cause. Right after the dl link, is a paypal donate button. Even if it’s a dollar, it would be greatly appreciated if you are right clicking on the zip file, to show some love in the form of small bills to support the “buy Kate a new furnace so we can eat through the winter” creativity fund! Muhahah.

As always, thanks for taking the time to listen. I love creating.

“Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along”- Vid Reaction

My video reaction to the conclusion of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is below. It does give a spoiler, so if you haven’t watched it, don’t watch this. If you have, you’ll get exactly what I was talking about.

EDIT: Finally found a plugin that actually works! You should be able to see the video now, instead of downloading it.



Happy Fifth of July!

I would have wished you a happy fourth of July, but I was out with my son on a New England Aquarium whale watch! We took the sunset cruise and ran into a bunch of whales who happened to be practicing for the synchronized swimming event at the olympics.

As the sun set, we cruised back into Boston Harbor, saw fireworks, the USS Constitution and the Queen Mary 2. She’s a big lady and apparently one of the biggest cruise ships to sail! Here’s the link to the photo album and I’ll be posting a video below.


(and the rocket’s red glare, indeed)


XKCD Totally Copied Me!

(But it’s totally ok. His is better and comes with visuals.) Also, I’m sure it was less of a ‘copy’ thing and more of a smart minds think alike type of thing.

Here’s the link to my original post, which someone took and posted on the xkcd forums. So far, I’ve had almost 100 new visitors in the past two days. So welcome visitors and worshipers of Randall Monroe. Feel free to try the cake.

But it might be a lie.


“A Loss of Innocence” – Part Two (Audio)

It’s up ovah here.

We follow Michael Collins deeper into enemy territory, watching the Solarian Marine Corps at their deadliest. The fate of a Rak’lan alien is dealt with as the skirmish ends an in turn sparks a debate about our own grasp of humanity.  

A Loss of Innocence  – Part Two
Story by Peter Hodges
Dramatic Reading by Kate Baker
Music: “Zombie Space Armageddon” & “23rd Century Monk” by Kate Baker

“Off The Beaten Track”

Remember about two weeks ago when I told you that I would be on the radio? Well thanks to Vince O’Connor, I have the recording of the show! I have to admit, it was a little odd having an entire 25 minutes of the show dedicated to my music, and I can’t be held accountable for any delusions of grandeur it may have caused in my head.

So yeah people, bow down!

I mean, enjoy! You can access the file below by streaming it, or dl’ing it. Thanks again, Vince!

Also, a huge thanks to John Scalzi, for allowing Vince to play “Why Don’t You Love Me”, the song to which John wrote the music and I hijacked with permission, (read, “collaborated”) to write the words and sing. You continue to rock, John!