Author Archives: KImbra Brookstein

SPOOKY #Halloween Activities & Tips During COVID Times

During these unprecedented times, we have all been forced to spend holidays, family times and celebrations a little differently. Yet we can still use creativity to ensure joy, fun, collaboration and SPOOKYness for #Halloween. Creative activities: Right off the bat, get your family to read through my SPOOKY lyrics and create their own scary stories. … Continue reading »

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Tune Out to Tune In (or is it Tune In to Tune Out)? BOTH!

Tune out to tune in: Spending time in nature has always provided me with a sense of calm and total freedom–especially when there are no electronics/tech devices.  Do I REALLY need to tweet, make a phone call, respond to a text, read an email or look at the time?  These days tuning out is also an essential break from the stresses of COVID-19. The … Continue reading »

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Let’s GO! (Camping)

My dad was my role model when it came to outdoor life.  Whenever we would go anywhere outside, he’s say “Let’s GO!” Summer is a time for bringing families together and sharing adventures. This extra layer to all of our lives– COVID– is leading us to use our imaginations and getting out of our houses and into the great outdoors.  One of … Continue reading »

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The Sounds Of Summer

With the current seemingly chaotic events happening all over our planet, there is more time to walk and play outside, slow our minds down and enjoy listening to the sounds of Summer– one of my favorite FOUR seasons (Hahaha)!  My latest CD Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta HOLIDAYS Songs and Stories that Celebrate Global Light, has several songs on it that … Continue reading »

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Collaborations! Teamwork works!

This month when being socially isolated feels like a very old new normal, more and more people are connecting with others digitally— to learn, work, work out, play and communicate.  Where the world was once all about making personal connections through face-to-face   contacts, it’s now screen-to-screen or mask-to-mask at a healthy distance.  Although it can … Continue reading »

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Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta COVID-19 Resource List For Parents + #InOurHands Music Video

My friend Bonnie Nichols Music and I re-created this popular song #InOurHands to address COVID-19. We hope it brings you joy and we hope you share! #InOurHandsCO #InOurHandsAK. Lyrics below:   Katherine Dines AKA Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta™ sends out love, light, good health and positivity during these uncertain times. COVID-19 is a virus that’s affecting all of us throughout the globe. … Continue reading »

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Making Music “Then” vs. Making Music “Now”

Lately I’ve been pondering how music and the music making process has changed over the years. As an “indie” (that’s short for “independent”– meaning someone who isn’t connected to a specific record label or publisher), song writer, musician, writer, producer, publisher and performer with 25+ years of experience,  I’ve seen some incredible  changes in: 1) lyrical content  2) the recording … Continue reading »

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Who’s Your Mentor? #NationalMentoringMonth

Did you know that January is National Mentoring Month? With the new year and a new decade launched, it’s a perfect time to think about both your personal AND professional goals. As an artist who is always trying to evolve, I often ask myself, “How can I improve my craft?” and “Who do I admire … Continue reading »

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Need Holiday gift ideas? We have the #Hunktabunkta answer!

The holiday season can get sooo crazy! Thanksgiving, Christmas and Chanukah decorations appear right after Halloween, shopping starts next with Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday and with all the frenzy, it’s hard to find just the right gift for anyone! IMO, there are way important things to think about other than shopping and giving … Continue reading »

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Thankfulness

  November is one of my most favorite holidays here in the US.  I like the autumn season, the beautiful colors, and the nip in the air. It makes me think about gratitude as I crunch through leaves and try to be more appreciative for all the goodness in my life.  The song “JOY” from … Continue reading »

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