beauty tips

A few more answered questions.

Who cooks in the house? -Leea I'm gonna have to say me. Kate. I love cooking. It's therapeutic for me in a weird way. I don't get to do it often because we aren't ever home, but I love the sense of control I have being able to do it myself. I may or may not be a control freak at times. I love it though. Chopping everything up. Watching things sizzle. Yup. Good times. My mom is a ridiculously good cook...she's the best. When my friends and I would come over to my house for a break in college she'd have fresh baked cookies ready and put chocolates on our pillows. No joke. My mom is incredible. I can't say enough good things about her.

How did both of you meet? -Michelle

We met at a music program (The Contemporary Music Center) during college in January 2003 in Martha's Vineyard, MA. One of these blogs we will give you the whole spiel...Schpeeeel if you will.

What place are you most looking forward to visiting in 2010? Where do you go on vacation? Whats your favourite word? -Jason

Kate: I don't think I have one specific place I'm most looking forward to visiting...there are so many great things about all the places we are going :) I've never been to New Zealand though and am pretty excited I get to see it. I hear it's like heaven. I'll let you know. Home is where I like to go on vacation...haha...when you are gone so much, sleeping in your own bed and making coffee in your own kitchen can be the best vacation ever. But when I like to get away I am very much a tropical girl. Hawaii, somewhere in the Caribbean....give me a beach, some chips & salsa and a frozen fruity drink and that's pretty much the description of the most perfect vacation...oh and a good book of course. I don't think I have a favorite word. Hmmm...nope. Don't think I have one...if ever I find my favorite word I'll be sure to blog about it.

Jill: I love Australia. I always have fun going there so I think that is where I'm most looking forward to going this year. Kate was right. Home is the BEST place for vacation...whether it be Nashville-home or New Hampshire-home where I grew up. Okay okay, if I must pick a REAL place, I loved Maui when I went there a few years ago. My favorite word is: AWKWARD. I love spelling it out. I love words. I love palindromes and weirdly spelled words and everything to do with words.

Did either of you have a crush on Zack Morris (Saved By The Bell) or was A.C. Slater more your type? :) -Amy

Such an original question....well done Amy. Definitely Zack Morris. Come on. No contest. -kate

Did any girl NOT have a crush on Zack Morris? A.C. Slater was cool, but Zack is...i mean WAS my definite crush. -jill

Any beauty product must haves for you two? Is Kelly really a cool, down to earth person like she seems? -Stephanie

Beauty products...umm...concealer, some eye liner and some lip gloss can do wonders in under 5 minutes. True story. We have to wear so much make-up for stage that on off days we generally don't wear a lot of make-up or any for that matter :) Yes, Kelly is unbelievably kind, brilliant, normal, super funny--we are honored to sing with her.

What is the one thing you most enjoy doing when you are on the road? -Jennifer

Kate: I love taking pictures out on the road or taking little videos. It's a great way to document all of the things we get to do--sometimes I can't remember what I had for breakfast yesterday so I think it'll come in handy in 50 years to have some pics and videos to remind me of what went on back in the day.

Jill: I love to steal Kate's pictures because I am not so good at documenting. :) Also I read a lot, watch TV series, and write for fun. Oh, I mean...party so hard...yeah. Haha no...we are not really party hard people. There are cool people on the road too so it's fun to hang out with everybody.

You Oughtta Know...Part 1.

Here's the first round of answers to ya'lls burning questions... 1. What are your plans for an upcoming album?

We are so excited that people want new music :)  We do not have a release date as of yet--because making a record is a big, expensive project...BUT, we promise to announce a release date as soon as we have one.

2. How has such close proximity to “celebrity” affected your views on being musicians and your future in this business?

There are extreme highs and lows in this business no matter what level you are at...you have to love what you do in order to withstand the lows and sacrifices that this job entails...but the highs are definitely worth it :)  

3. Starbucks or Dunkin'?

Starbucks for hot....Dunkin' for iced.  Bam. 

4. Whats your secret to having such amazing hair?

Hahaha....

Jill: Amazing hair?  Hats.

Kate: My friends make fun of me for having greasy hair...so it's funny that people out there might think I have amazing hair.  My secret weapon to fight the "bad hair days" is dry shampoo.  It's amazing...and it gives you tons of volume.  Klorane makes it...I use it like it's going out of style.  Haha.

5. What are your goals for 2008?

Have fun.  Be happy.  Do good.  (Not necessarily in that order)

6. Is there a plan to tour in Europe?

It's not in the immediate plans, but you guys are awesome and we hope to do that eventually.  

7. Where has been your favourite place to visit on the tour? 

Kate says...London baby!  Jill says...Australia and Cardiff.  

8. Did you get to do much touristy-type sightseeing?

We didn't have a whole lot of free time--one of the highlights was doing a scavenger hunt in Cardiff :)  It was an awesome way to see the sights and have some good laughs while doing it.

9. Were there any of the shows that you particularly enjoyed more than the others?

It's hard to pick a favorite--every show is a blast.  

10. Will you release your music in Europe esp. Germany, as well??

Our current music is available on iTunes and on our website.  We do ship overseas.  It will be the same for our new music :)

11. Jill, what's the one biggest thing that Kate does that annoys you and Kate what does Jill do that drives you craaaazy? 

Jill says: Kate is a multi-tasker...a chronic multi-tasker.  And I am a uni-tasker...you can see the problem. 

Kate says: Jill's idea of being on time is being 10 minutes early....I am not like this...

Great guys...that last question just broke up the band...HAHA...just kidding.

12. What's your fav song of the ones you have written? And why?

Jill says:  A tie between Alive and East Coast Bound....East Coast Bound because I love where I'm from and Alive because I just love the song.

Kate says: A song called Who Will Cry.  We've never released it--but it's the most therapeutic song I've ever written or been a part of.

13. When is Jill going to rock the side-ponytail during a concert?

If I gave that information away, it would not be sacred.

14.   When did you write your first songs?

Jill started writing songs in Junior High, Kate started shortly thereafter.  We met at a music program in college and wrote our first song together there...it was called Stained.  That's right....we shared that with you.  Haha...

15. What do you look for in a guy?

Kate says:  Honesty.  Someone who is super fun...like me...haha.  Tall.  Not a tool.  Can't spend more time getting ready than me...or wear more jewelry than I do.  

Jill says:  Gotta have a sense of humor.  Tall.  Awesome.  Easy-going.  And He can't be a Yankees fan :) But we'll take what we can get :)

16.  If you could date any celebrity, who would it be and why?

Both of us say: J.T.T.  That's right...Jonathan Taylor Thomas...but only if we were 12 again.  

17. Out of your songs, which is your favourite to perform live?

Our current fav to perform live is Finding My Own Way....be looking for that one on the new album :)

18.  What inspired you to become singers?

We both found music to be our safe place when we were kids...even though we didn't know each other, we were obsessed with the same artists and addicted to recording songs off of the radio onto our cassette tapes.  All hail the early 90's. 

19.  Did you guys see the front row at Manchester rocking out with our side ponytails?

How could we miss it???  You guys are awesome :)

20.  Uhmm Kate...are you sure that thing was a hairdryer???

Well...I hope so :) Haha.

21. If you had to make a CD with only 5-10 of your favorite songs ever, what would be on it? We are each choosing 7 songs...this is a hard question.

Jill says: Stay-Lisa Loeb Rain- Patty Griffin Walking in Memphis-Marc Cohn Perfect-Alanis Morissette 6,8,12-Brian McKnight Drive-Incubus Mr. Jones-Counting Crows

Kate says: If-Janet Jackson Are You Still Mad?-Alanis Morissette Love is Overrated- The Ataris Hook-Blues Traveller Whenever You Call-Mariah Carey and Brian McKnight When It Don't Come Easy-Patty Griffin My Song-Brandi Carlile

22.  What was the first concert you went to? Most recent? Favorite?

Kate says:  August 16th, 1992...Amy Grant.  It changed my life.  I still have my ticket stub :)  Most recent...Lady Antebellum at a club in Nashville.  Favorite...Patty Griffin at the Hotel Cafe in LA.  Front row...I cried for the first 3 songs straight.

Jill says:  1994.  Steven Curtis Chapman.  And Jill says the same thing about the other two questions...except she didn't cry for the first 3 songs....her tear ducts are stronger than mine :)

More to come....