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ReportAmy KuneyAmy Kuney

  • Founded: February 2006
  • Location: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

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  • Amy Kuney

When I was 13 years old, my dad was ‘called’ to be a missionary in Honduras. As a family, we weren’t ‘cut out’ for the mission field – I had no idea my world was about to be kicked over on its side. One moment I was busy doing homework and planning slumber parties, the next moment I suddenly found myself in a third world country recovering from a hurricane. I went into culture shock as the poverty, disease, and the idea that human life isn’t so precious in other parts of the world… slowly seeped in.

Most children grow up in ‘phases’ – I was given no time for that. I took on the mental weight of an adult the moment I stepped out of that tiny TACA airplane… and into the rest of my life. In fact, the only evidence that I even had a childhood exists in a black 32×17 Rubbermaid trunk. I bought the trunk to protect my books, CDs, and photo albums from the Honduran heat and humidity. Today, I keep the trunk in my closet. It contains stacks of letters from my 8th grade Sunday school class… wishing me well, wishing me luck. It contains letters I wrote to myself… promising myself I would get out alive. It contains the jewelry I wore the day I was kidnapped… the photographs that were taken minutes before it happened, photographs of a dear friend who gave his life so that I could live. It contains fragments of a life that I shut away until now…

When I began writing for this album, I opened the trunk for the first time in years. The overwhelming smell of dark mahogany, coffee, and burning sugarcane (the smell of Honduras) hit me like a wall, and I knew that all the memories I’d stifled were begging to be brought to life. I also knew that I was being presented with a choice: I could let these memories, and the experiences that they represent, cuff me, paralyze me, and make me bitter… or I could turn them into something beautiful… something that other people could relate to and, hopefully, find comfort in. This is my gift.

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  • All Downhill From Here (Feat. Tim Myers) All Downhill From He...
  • Waiting For You Waiting For You
  • Kiss Me Like You Mean It Kiss Me Like You Mea...
  • Hope A Little Harder Album Cover Hope A Little Harder...
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Comments (24)Comments (24)

  • zenfira's picture
    Yessssss!
    Left by zenfira, on Jan 30, 2010 - 2:14
    Welcome Amy! So good to see you here!
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  • Kalli2B's picture
    :)
    Left by Kalli2B, on Jan 29, 2010 - 8:09
    Glad to see you here Amy! *waves*
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    Pucker up!
    Left by baden, on Jan 29, 2010 - 5:04
    I want to give you a big smooch for showing up to the party! Love your happy, trippy tunes.
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  • Chas Connolly's picture
    Wow!
    Left by Chas Connolly, on Jan 29, 2010 - 0:31
    Great to see you here!
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  • woodjean's picture
    Wow!
    Left by woodjean, on Jan 28, 2010 - 20:38
    It's so good to find you here. 'Love your music!
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  • redemption's picture
    Yippee !!!
    Left by redemption, on Jan 28, 2010 - 19:54
    So happy to see you here !
    It's time for creamy hot chocolate :-)
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    Welcome
    Left by KWeinberg, on Jan 28, 2010 - 18:46
    So happy to see you here!
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  • unclefesta's picture
    cool you're here! great music :-)
    Left by unclefesta, on Jan 28, 2010 - 16:24
    great
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    Left by hdsander, on Jan 28, 2010 - 16:09
    Hurray! I'm so happy to find you here!
    Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
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  • Left by Rafael, on Jan 28, 2010 - 16:09
    Oh and don't forget to put a profile picture on your band! :)
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