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Founded: 2009
Current Status: Member
Member Since: May 14, 2012
ECFA accredited organization
Comparative Financial Data
12/31/15 12/31/14 12/31/13
Revenue
   Cash Donations $1,583,973 $1,513,175 $1,848,187
   Noncash Donations $0 $5,584 $20,259
   Other Revenue $13,750 $804 $349
   Total Revenue $1,597,723 $1,519,563 $1,868,795
Expenses
   Program $1,202,755 $1,119,678 $1,151,661
   Administrative $253,933 $225,573 $481,793
   Fundraising $166,398 $174,529 $127,759
   Other $0 $0 $0
   Total Expenses $1,623,086 $1,519,780 $1,761,213
Excess (or Deficit)
for the Year
$-25,363 $-217 $107,582
Other $0 $0 $0
Total Change
in Net Assets
$-25,363 $-217 $107,582
Total Assets $270,780 $304,017 $329,476
Total Liabilities $33,868 $41,743 $66,985
Net Assets $236,912 $262,274 $262,491

Per the organization’s financial statements

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Jacksonville Innovation Week 2016 will take place from October 14th to the 22nd, 2016. This major Jacksonville event celebrates and supports the growth of local innovative businesses and the sharing of innovative ideas. In 2015, JaxCoE launched the one-day ICC conference that drew over 400 participants. We expect this signature event, now grown to a full week in Fall 2016, to draw over 1,500 attendees from across the region.

JaxCoE is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit committed to regional economic development and recognized for its quality and integrity. We provide educational and networking programming for entrepreneurs and innovators in our community. JaxCoE connects all the stakeholders in our community to support a thriving, high-growth entrepreneurial ecosystem. Join us in creating this value.

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This blog has come about because of four friendships made and cemented over the past four years.  Sharing  and encouraging each other with what we have found individually (and sometimes together) from within the scriptures.  It is our desire to share with you also, the things discovered that so encouraged us and renewed our hope and purpose in Messiah, as well as other topics pulling at our hearts.

We are four women, open to healthy debate on the topic of what the Bible says about the freedom we have in Christ. We love our Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) and we know He is the answer to all our questions and confusions.  The ultimate goal of this blog is to direct people to Yeshua and Glorify God(YHVH). We come with four varying temperaments, backgrounds,  experiences and communication styles, thus balancing pragmatism, hard study, humour, reality and faith. We seek to encourage growth and maturity in the body and we need you, because we don’t have all the answers and we want to grow.

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  1. Greetings to you four women in New Zealand from another set of four women also collaborating through writing and teaching with a focus on woman’s freedom in Christ. It is encouraging to find you and your blogsite! I am based in Australia and my co-bloggers are based in the USA and Canada. Together we run a blog called Ishshah’s Story, and three of us also have our own individual blogsites. I am always deeply encouraged to find others who God is raising up to share the truth and counter the errors that have been taught to women about themselves for hundreds of years. I hope we can stay in touch for mutual encouragement and support!

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      Thanks for the wonderful greeting.
      What a blessing you are to the body and especially to us as the voices in support of women’s freedom in Christ seem few and far between.
      We hope this blog will encourage men and women to look for themselves into the Word and issues affecting us all today. We are glad to have connected with you, and Amen! to mutual encouragement and support on this journey.

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We are four women, open to healthy debate on the topic of what the Bible says about the freedom we have in Christ. We love our Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) and we know He is the answer to all our questions and confusions.  The ultimate goal of this blog is to direct people to Yeshua and Glorify God(YHVH). We come with four varying temperaments, backgrounds,  experiences and communication styles, thus balancing pragmatism, hard study, humour, reality and faith. We seek to encourage growth and maturity in the body and we need you, because we don’t have all the answers and we want to grow.

There is an expectation that comments will be respectful.

As to why we’ve chosen ‘ezer kenegedo’ as our blog name please read our very first post for explanation – Ezer Kenegedo 1 – Gods Design.

 

Christine, Debbie, Leanne and Tiana.

 

 

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  1. Greetings to you four women in New Zealand from another set of four women also collaborating through writing and teaching with a focus on woman’s freedom in Christ. It is encouraging to find you and your blogsite! I am based in Australia and my co-bloggers are based in the USA and Canada. Together we run a blog called Ishshah’s Story, and three of us also have our own individual blogsites. I am always deeply encouraged to find others who God is raising up to share the truth and counter the errors that have been taught to women about themselves for hundreds of years. I hope we can stay in touch for mutual encouragement and support!

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      Thanks for the wonderful greeting.
      What a blessing you are to the body and especially to us as the voices in support of women’s freedom in Christ seem few and far between.
      We hope this blog will encourage men and women to look for themselves into the Word and issues affecting us all today. We are glad to have connected with you, and Amen! to mutual encouragement and support on this journey.

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    • New models

      TUDOR is proud to present its newest additions to the collection. Four new models are being introduced in the Heritage family, a line dedicated to seeing some of the most important references in the history of the brand reworked into contemporary timepieces. In addition to these, the original Heritage Black Bay, first introduced in 2012, has been updated this year with a mechanical movement developed in-house by TUDOR, along with changes to its steel bracelet and fabric straps. For the TUDOR Style line, TUDOR is adding a range of new aesthetic features: a fluted bezel and coloured dials now enhance this classic retro-chic collection. Discover the new TUDOR watches, unveiled at Baselworld 2016.

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    • TUDOR & Ducati

      The fact that TUDOR and Ducati currently find a fertile field of common expression is anything but coincidental. The two companies are highly comparable, as their respective histories clearly demonstrate.

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    • TUDOR HERITAGE BLACK BAY 36

      TUDOR expresses the aesthetic codes of its iconic Heritage Black Bay in this new 36 mm model. The Heritage Black Bay 36 retains the general lines of the Black Bay family of watches while reducing its proportions. It acts both as an introduction to the Black Bay aesthetic for slimmer wrists and as a more formal option, while remaining both fashionable and sporty.

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    • TUDOR Heritage Advisor Cognac

      The Heritage Advisor is a reinterpretation of the famous TUDOR alarm watch from 1957. An up-to-date version of a classic, the watch retains the original shape and proportions of its case, lugs, and glass, its dauphine hands and bevelled markers, as well as the design and colour of its red alarm hand. Made from titanium for optimum sound quality of the alarm, the case has been increased from 34 mm to 42 mm in keeping with modern tastes. This year the model features a new combination of cognac-coloured dial and strap.

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    • in-house movement mt5612

      The Pelagos is powered with the new Manufacture TUDOR MT5612 movement, providing impressive autonomy. Its power reserve of approximately 70 hours means that its wearer can, for example, take off the watch on Friday evening and put it on again on Monday morning without having to wind it.

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    • TUDOR STYLE fluted bezel

      The Style line provides a contemporary take on the classic and elegant wristwatch, a form of expression which TUDOR has continued to tap into throughout its history, with models bearing evocative names such as Prince or Tuxedo. Drawing on the aesthetic codes born of the 50s, 60s and 70s, this newest addition in steel or a combination or steel and gold illustrates the careful attention to detail paid by TUDOR to all its creations.

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    • TUDOR Heritage Black Bay Bronze

      The Heritage Black Bay family is growing with the arrival of the new Heritage Black Bay Bronze, a 43 mm divers’ watch inspired by the brand’s history and fitted with a mechanical movement developed and produced in-house by TUDOR.

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    • TUDOR HERITAGE BLACK BAY

      First introduced in 2012, the Heritage Black Bay is one of the brand’s truly iconic models, celebrating 60 years of TUDOR diving watches. Waterproof to a depth of 200 m (660 ft), it is available in three versions, each with its own personality. The model has been updated for 2016 with a mechanical movement manufactured and produced in-house by TUDOR.

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    • the fabric strap

      TUDOR is innovating in an unexpected way by equipping its watches with fabric straps meticulously fashioned by a company that perpetuates an over century-old artistic craft. They bring an additional touch of style that reinforces the resolutely modern and sophisticated TUDOR identity.

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    • in-house movement mt5621

      The North Flag is one of the first TUDOR models to be fitted with a Tudor “Manufacture” movement, developed and produced by the brand. Visible through a sapphire crystal in the case back, the movement presents matt finishes, emphasising its precision, reliability and high level of technology.

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    • TUDOR HERITAGE BLACK BAY DARK

      A new addition to the Heritage Black Bay family, this diver’s watch in matt black steel draws its characteristic elements from TUDOR’s history. It inherits the general lines, as well as the domed dial and crystal from the first TUDOR diving watches. Its particularly prominent winding crown, aka the “Big Crown”, was inspired by the famous 7924 reference of 1958, while its characteristic angular hands, also known as “snowflake”, were borrowed from TUDOR watches used by the French National Navy in the 1970s. The indication of guaranteed water depth engraved in red on the dial and the red triangle on the rotatable bezel are also key design features inspired by history.

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    • Tudor Black Bay

      The TUDOR Heritage Black Bay derives its overall lines and its domed crystal from the brand’s first divers’ watch, the TUDOR Submariner reference 7922, launched in 1954. It also owes to its ancestor its domed dial, a feature shared by the first TUDOR Submariner models, but which had since vanished.

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We are four women, open to healthy debate on the topic of what the Bible says about the freedom we have in Christ. We love our Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) and we know He is the answer to all our questions and confusions.  The ultimate goal of this blog is to direct people to Yeshua and Glorify God(YHVH). We come with four varying temperaments, backgrounds,  experiences and communication styles, thus balancing pragmatism, hard study, humour, reality and faith. We seek to encourage growth and maturity in the body and we need you, because we don’t have all the answers and we want to grow.

There is an expectation that comments will be respectful.

As to why we’ve chosen ‘ezer kenegedo’ as our blog name please read our very first post for explanation – Ezer Kenegedo 1 – Gods Design.

 

Christine, Debbie, Leanne and Tiana.

 

 

2 thoughts on “About”

  1. Greetings to you four women in New Zealand from another set of four women also collaborating through writing and teaching with a focus on woman’s freedom in Christ. It is encouraging to find you and your blogsite! I am based in Australia and my co-bloggers are based in the USA and Canada. Together we run a blog called Ishshah’s Story, and three of us also have our own individual blogsites. I am always deeply encouraged to find others who God is raising up to share the truth and counter the errors that have been taught to women about themselves for hundreds of years. I hope we can stay in touch for mutual encouragement and support!

    Like

    • Shalom Cheryl!

      Thanks for the wonderful greeting.
      What a blessing you are to the body and especially to us as the voices in support of women’s freedom in Christ seem few and far between.
      We hope this blog will encourage men and women to look for themselves into the Word and issues affecting us all today. We are glad to have connected with you, and Amen! to mutual encouragement and support on this journey.

      Bless you!
      Christine, Debbie, Leanne & Tiana.

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This article is about the rock band. For the underground newspaper, see The Organ (newspaper). For the magazine, see The Organ (pipe organ magazine).
The Organ
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The Organ live on stage
Background information
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Genres Alternative rock, dark wave, new wave
Years active 2001–2006
Labels Mint Records, 604 Records, Too Pure, Talitres, Popfrenzy
Website www.theorgan.ca (at Archive.org)
Members Katie Sketch (vocals)
Jenny Smyth (Organ)
Debora Cohen (Guitar)
Shmoo Ritchie (Bass guitar)
Shelby Stocks (drums)
Past members Ashley Webber (Bass guitar) 2001–2005

The Organ was a Canadian post-punk band formed in 2001 in Vancouver, British Columbia. They officially broke up on December 7, 2006, due to illness and personal conflicts in the band.

Biography

Early years

The Organ were conceived in 2001 by frontwoman Katie Sketch, born Katie Ritchie, in Vancouver, BC. Sketch’s musical training started at the age of three, when she began classical training on the violin. Her childhood was spent largely in ignorance of the underground sounds of The Smiths, The Cure, and Joy Division, whom The Organ would later often be favorably compared to. “Tiffany and Bon Jovi – that was my take on ’80s music.”

Sketch has said of the time of the formation of the band, when she and the band members were in their early to mid-twenties. “I was in a musical lull, I couldn’t stand what I was listening to,” naming Sleater-Kinney as one example. “The local scene was also pretty shitty, and of course the radio was brutal. Then, by total fluke, my mom’s friend’s husband, Ron Obvious, hired me to help with the audio wiring for a studio he was building for Bryan Adams.” Obvious introduced Katie to the world of independent music, and what she calls “that ’80s sound.” He created mix-tapes of bands he thought she’d appreciate as a violinist (Roxy Music, Ultravox) and singers with an “amazing natural vocal pitch” (Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nina Hagen, Kate Bush)). This job also led Sketch to Tara Nelson, the engineer who would later record the Organ’s first EP.

It was at this time that Katie joined with her friends Sarah “Sketch” Efron (on bass and keyboards) and Barb “Sketch” Choit (Hammond organ, guitar, bass) to form the instrumental trio Full Sketch.

“I met Katie Sketch when we worked morning shifts at a wretched cinnamon bun shop,” says Efron, “but we really became friends on a road trip where we ended up breaking down in the redneck town of Hermiston, Oregon. On this trip, we decided to form a band and call it Full Sketch.” Katie, though she was already a proficient multi-instrumentalist, decided this would be a good time to try her hand at drums.

“The concept was, ‘Let’s start a band where you play an instrument that you’ve never played before.’ It was basically drunken ridiculousness, but all of a sudden I felt like life made more sense. Sarah was involved in CiTR, and Barb was big into indie rock, so what started off as a joke got me out going to see shows. The way The Organ began was as an offshoot of Full Sketch—I wanted to take the same sound and do it with singing.”

Efron was also the news director at UBC’s CiTR, where she, Sketch and Choit co-hosted a raunchy late-night call-in program called “The Dead Air Show.”

After about a year, Barb Sketch left the band to focus on her career as an artist and Full Sketch ended. According to Katie Sketch, “Barb Sketch is now in suburban California. She’s long forgotten her Canadian roots and lives on a ranch with her man and a team of horses.” [1] At this point, organist Jenny Smyth (born Genoa Smith), replaced Choit on keyboards. Together with Efron, they founded The Organ.

In 2001, a long audition process began. Eventually, Sketch “tired of auditions,” and decided to “just hire some people.” After finding a handful of like-minded musicians, Katie assigned them instruments and taught them to play. Taught is a relative term though—Debbie had been playing guitar for three years, and Sketch has expressed distaste in interviews when portrayed as a “music teacher” to the girls: “[The press seems] to think they had a lot of help or something, but mostly it’s just the drive to be able to learn the instruments and play them,” Sketch said. “[My teaching them] was maybe a half-an-hour, hour process.”

Sinking Hearts EP

The Organ in concert

The full formation of the band that would appear on their first EP took three years. “It’s not like the five of us got together and spontaneously created this,” Sketch once commented in an interview. “Jenny and I had a direction we wanted to go in and then we slowly recruited people. We could tell if someone didn’t get it, which is why we had to get rid of so many players. It’s funny, sometimes people say the band’s moving really quickly, but I feel like I’ve been doing this forever.”

The original group eventually rounded out with Katie, Jenny, Sarah, drummer Shelby Stocks, and guitarist Debora Cohen. In summer 2002, The Organ made their debut with the release of the Sinking Hearts EP. The Canadian press and indie publications across America praised The Organ’s dreampop-inflected presentation. By January, The Organ was signed to Chad Kroeger‘s 604 imprint and Mint Records. However, before the year was out, Efron would leave to focus on her journalism career and be replaced by Ashley Webber.

“The rock n’ roll lifestyle wasn’t for me,” said Efron, who is currently working for the financial section of The National Post, a conservative Canadian newspaper.

Even with the band finally complete and their first EP released, it would take years before they would release their first proper album; the process of writing and recording (the album would end up being pieced together in four different studios) would take years—two, to be exact, to finish up as Grab That Gun, an album that barely breaks a half hour in length and recycles four of its eleven tracks from Sinking Hearts.

“We knew we had a problem when the album was being mixed,” comments Cohen. “When we heard it, we knew that it didn’t sound like us. It was too, I don’t know, crisp.”

After much agonizing, the Organ decided to scrap the Dahle sessions and rerecord the album with producer Paul Forgues, who Sketch knew from her days at the Warehouse Studio.

“It was a really, really hard choice to make,” Stocks says. “We had a window where we could have just released something that we weren’t totally happy with. There was so much hype at that time, but we were like, ‘No way. Let’s fuck the hype and start over.’ And I think that we ended up with a great album. I know that people who like us for being amateur and really simple are going to get it.”

Grab That Gun

Despite numerous set-backs, their five years of slow going had produced a relatively sizable fan-following, and their new material showed even more promise than their first EP, which had done very well indeed, especially for a record that had gone largely unpromoted. As such, Grab That Gun spent more time on top of the Canadian campus-radio charts than any other record released that year.

That December (2004), Ashley Webber left the band.

“I think it’s the usual reasons,” explained Sketch in an interview. “I mean, I love Ashley, but we had different ideas. And then she wanted to try being in other musical projects, and we support her in that … [but our band has] got to be a high priority, I guess that’s what it comes down to.”

However, with their first international tour looming and no replacement in sight, Webber was asked back and subsequently rejoined the band in the new year.

The Organ began touring heavily across Canada, the United States and Europe. They also produced a music video for “Brother,” (directed by Robert Morfitt) arguably the strongest of the seven new tracks appearing on the record. The video consisted of a fairly straightforward montage of the band performing on a moodily lit stage. A fictitious reenactment of the video shoot for “Brother” can be seen during season two, episode two of the Showtime original series The L Word. “Brother” also appears on The L Words season two soundtrack.

Following the well received promotion of “Brother,” The Organ began production on the far more ambitious “Memorize the City” video, which depicted a dizzying tour through a city of sound, light, and color. The higher artistic standard and production quality of this video reflects an amazing amount of growth for the band in a very short period, and is very impressive considering that it was shot at a time when the band was engaged in the biggest tour of their careers. That July (2005) the standalone 7″ single, Let the Bells Ring, was released on Go Metric Records. The title track was paired with a remix of “Memorize the City” by Dustin Hawthorne. Later that year, a second remix appeared on the French CD release of Grab That Gun.

During another North American tour promoting Grab That Gun, Ashley Webber left for good. She was then replaced with Katie Sketch’s sister, Shmoo, who affirmed that she was “definitely permanent in the band” before it broke up in 2006.

On November 14, 2005, The Organ appeared live on BBC Radio 6 Music with their new bass player. They gave a brief interview and performed live renditions of the songs “Nothing I Can Do” and “Love, Love, Love.” On the 27th, a little over a week later, The Organ announced via their website that they had just been signed to Too Pure Records, through which Grab That Gun would be available throughout the world in February 2006.

The album cover was designed by David Cuesta at 7th Avenue house, and is based on a grid constructed around the Fibonacci sequence, to match musical scales. He also designed the logo based on sketches by Katie and Jenny.

Breaking Up

On 23 August 2006, the band released a statement on MySpace saying they were canceling the remaining portion of their UK tour which included dates at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. The reason given was illness to a band member and they assured fans the band were not splitting up.

On 7 December 2006 the band released a statement on their MySpace and official site stating that they were breaking up. The statement read:

“We are sad to announce that we’re breaking up. We want to thank our friends, fans, and family for all the support you gave to us. Thank you.
Shelby, Jenny, Katie, Debora, and Shmoo.”

In an interview on CBC Radio 3 the following day, Jenny declined to discuss the reasons for the breakup saying that there were issues they preferred to keep private but implied that it had little or nothing to do with either geography or Katie’s modeling career. “There were,” she said, “so many reasons,” she “wouldn’t know where to start.”

Two years later, Katie Sketch would later go on to detail the full story behind the break-up in a 2008 interview:

“When the band ended, I was really burnt out. I thought if I took a few months off then I wouldn’t be burnt out, but now, when I think about it, I wouldn’t have the energy to do touring right now. I just feel absolutely exhausted with it, and band politics, and all that stuff. I am still writing music, but it’s not my first priority any more. [My first priority now is] getting my life back together. We’d been touring for so long and working so hard that I didn’t know how to function on a daily basis. So just little things, like, I’m going to have breakfast today, or I’m going to the gym, or I’m going to get a job. I didn’t really have any concept of how to do it any more […] I spent the majority of my twenties wanting to be in a band and it’s all I ever thought about. And by the time the band ended I was in really bad health. Like drinking was a problem, and not knowing how to deal with personal crises. I was in bad shape. […] If a band is really supportive of one another and can help each other through things, it works really well, but at the end we were completely unable to communicate. We’d all become self-deprecating, we were fighting all the time… we were basically just drunk all the time. We had no time to separate, so it was like being in a bad domestic situation, all the time. […] When you’re five girls touring in really terrible circumstances, where you’re all in the same van and all sleep in the same hotel room every night, and you’re drinking a lot, you have a lot of really fun times, but there’s always fighting, there’s always something going on. Towards the end, where things were becoming irreparable, it got to the point where we should have been in therapy as a group. And we should have taken breaks. And I knew that, and I was pushing for that. But the way our career had gone, we released the record in Canada, then somewhere else, then somewhere else, touring the same record. It was staggered, so we were always touring where the fanbase was hearing it for the first time. We built it like that, which is how a lot of bands do it, but it was gruelling. […] We were at that point where everyone in a band wants to get, right where the financial stuff isn’t going to be such a big deal, where we’d be able to tour and take personal space, but our relationships had deteriorated so much by that point. […] It’s like, you’re doing everything that you dreamed of your whole life, and yet you’ve never been more miserable. You can’t get away from these people. It’s like you’re married to them, basically. And we had other problems as well. What I consider to be a major part of our break-up is that this whole entire time that we were touring and doing all the stuff, we were never signed in the States. And to not have a record label in the States is to not have a career. We live in Canada so it’s right there, but whenever we’d play in the States it would be to nobody. So we worked really, really hard to get a label in the States and when we finally had label interest there, and a label we wanted to sign to, our Canadian record label, who own our record, wouldn’t let us go with what we wanted to do. It felt like we’d been busting our asses for however long, and we felt like we had no control. So what was going to happen? We’d finally sign in the States when I was 35, and we’d do gruelling tours then? You know what I mean? That was a major knock-down for us.

[…] By the end, I feel like everybody in the band was mentally ill. […] Quite frankly, I was not mentally well. […] I needed to get away from it, or something really bad was going to happen. […] We really needed a break and the record label, everybody, was pushing, pushing, pushing. And there’s always the feeling that you’re in financial debt too. The more you do it, the more money you make, and we felt like we owed it to people. And that’s how management and the record company played it – “you kind of owe it to us to do another tour right now.

[After the breakup,] I moved to Toronto, had a mental breakdown, then I just got a job working for a doctor […] I interview people with drug problems, and alcoholics. […] Jenny the organ player just moved to Toronto and she and I bought a restaurant bar about two months ago. We’re renovating it and we live above it in a teeny weeny apartment together. […] It’ll be a brunch place in the day, and we have a liquor license so it will be a bar at night. [Now that Jenny and I live together,] it’s constantly like, “Remember the time when we…” and we’ll laugh and it’s hilarious. So the whole thing wasn’t horrible. It’s not like I’m saying “don’t start a band”. I’m just saying, you’ve got to set your personal boundaries, as far as touring goes. As far as the grind. It’s really important to take a break and we never got one.” [2]

Thieves EP

Less than two years after their breakup, the band released one last EP of unreleased material titled, Thieves, on October 14, 2008.[3] In the same October 16 interview where she would finally reveal the reasons behind the band’s breakup, Katie Sketch would give insight into the motivating factors which caused the band to reunite in the studio one last time.

“I had heard a rumor that my record label was going to release songs that we hadn’t released, from some demo recording we had done earlier. I was not happy with that. At all. Threatening isn’t the right word, but I heard they were thinking about releasing it. So I freaked out, and during that freak-out period I realized that I really like the songs. People have been writing us, fans, asking about the songs, so I thought we should record them while we still remember them. […] I can only speak for myself, but I found that [the recording process for the Thieves EP] was extremely emotionally draining. I made sure we did it under our own terms. I had a friend who engineered it and we did it at my mum’s house in BC. She lives on this island, so it was really relaxed. And we did it in stages so the band was never there at the same time, so we couldn’t fall back into the band dynamic because “the band” was never there. I gave my friend strict instructions, like, sit in the back seat and don’t offer any opinion. We need it to be the easiest session ever, because people are really sensitive, and if one person says, “Fuck this, I’m leaving,” then it won’t work. So we did it like that. [Having to release the EP on the same record label] is fine. I’ve really separated myself from the situation. But that sort of thing, being bound by a contract, straight up, that’s a major obstacle in my desire to do music any more.”

Post-breakup solo projects

Since the band’s breakup in 2006, several of the members have gone on to pursue solo projects. Debora Cohen has begun making demo tracks available through her myspace under the name “Lovers Love Haters.”[4] Shmoo has gone on to front Vancouver hardcore band, “Keep Tidy“, whose EP is available free online.[5] A video of Katie Sketch performing with a new band called “Mermaids” as early as October 31, 2007 has surfaced on the internet. Sketch has publicly stated that she fully intends to release a solo effort, but that legal complications have thus far prevented the band from officially releasing any music. According to Sketch:

“I feel like, OK, so I’m going to write a solo record and pour every part of myself into it, and I won’t have control over where it’s released in the United States again? [With regard to the possibility of releasing solo material independently,] I’m arguably bound by contract. […] It’s seriously debatable and is being debated and has been for the last two years. I like to think that I’m not, and they like to think that I am. And that stress alone, honestly, keeps me from sitting down and working on music. I have no control over my own career. […] I can play live, but when it comes to releasing a record, they’ve straight up said to me, if you release any music you will be sued. And that kind of pressure, after all the work that I’ve done, really isn’t like anything I need in my life right now.”

Katie Sketch is now performing with Gentleman Reg and has been seen in some shows at the Gladstone Hotel and the Beaver in Toronto, Ontario.

In 2008, along with former Organ member Jenny Smyth, Sketch opened gay-friendly Toronto bar and hang-out, The Henhouse.[1][2] As of 2013, Sketch has not announced any further modelling or musical projects and is believed to be focusing on developing The Henhouse.

Discography

Full lengths

Singles and EPs

  • Full Sketch” (CD, 2000):
    “Picky” — “Cooler Than Clean” — “Steven Smith” — “Soundtrack” — “Sketchersize” — “Ice Fishing”
  • “The Organ” (7″, 2002):
    “It’s Time to Go” — “We’ve Got to Meet”
  • Sinking Hearts” (CD, 2002):
    “We’ve Got to Meet” — “I Am Not Surprised” — “It’s Time to Go” — “Sinking Hearts” — “There Is Nothing I Can Do” — “No One Has Ever Looked so Dead”
  • Memorize The City” (7″, 2005):
    “Memorize The City” — “There Is Nothing I Can Do”
  • “Memorize The City” (CD, 2005):
    “Memorize The City” — “There Is Nothing I Can Do” — “Memorize The City [Remixed by Simon Bookish]”
  • Let the Bells Ring” (7″, 2005):
    “Let the Bells Ring” — “Memorize the City [Remixed by Dustin Hawthorne]”
  • “Brother” (CD + 7″, 2006):
    “Brother” — “Love Love Love” (Gideon Coe BBC Radio 6 Music Session 14/11/05)
  • “Memorize the City” (CD + 7″, 2006):
    “Memorize the City”— “No One Has Ever Looked So Dead” (Gideon Coe BBC Radio 6 Music Session 14/11/05)
  • Thieves” (CD, 2008):
    “Even In The Night” — “Oh What A Feeling” — “Let The Bells Ring” — “Fire In The Ocean” — “Can You Tell Me One Thing” — “Don’t Be Angry”

See also

References

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