Ten minute tea with Afternoon Tea. Spend ten minutes with Afternoon Tea. In the time it takes to boil one kettle, and let one cup of tea steep, we will have your daily art + music fix covered. Take your afternoon tea break with our Afternoon Tea curators.
Today’s tea + soundtrack + visuals curated by Kate Boothman.
Kate Boothman’s new single, “17,” was written in 20 minutes and emerged fully formed: “I wrote it after a particularly heavy day during a particularly heavy time in my life. I was overworked, overwhelmed, under-slept, heartbroken, and generally confused. I got home at around 11 pm after being away for a while. I lay down on the floor for an hour and when I finally got up I wrote the entire song.”
The washed out folk track features twangy guitars, sweeping strings, and heavy bass. Lyrically, “17” is about that confidence and arrogance that comes with youth, and then all of a sudden you’re an adult and you realize you knew nothing. You look back and can’t help but examine everything you‘ve learned and lost.
“My Ten Minute tea of choice: Rose hip
I like to let my tea steep, so as not to be impatient. I’ve selected 2 ways (ok, 3 ways) to pass the time.”
“Song Of The Last Shaker” A poem by Toronto poet, Damian Rogers. Set to dance by: Rebecca Mendoza Filmed by: Chris Murphy
“Damian’s first book of poems, Paper Radio, is a book I find myself continuously moved by. If only I could move like Rebecca Mendoza.”
“Some Velvet Morning” by Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra. “I named my white mare, Phaedra, after this song. And in fact I even loosely based my first music video after this one. Ha. So I’ll add that link too. In case you REALLY want to steep your tea.”
“Thanks for having me!
Enjoy your tea. XoK8″
One more lump. One more cup. The AT crew is enjoying our tea break as we speak and AT recommends Sunbear, City Escape and 17. The perfect mix for a cold Monday afternoon.
Sunbear (aka Kate Boothman) Song: “City Escape” Filmed by: Christopher Mills.