So far, her trust in karma or fate or coincidence seems well founded. "A lot of the help I get comes out of the blue, like this [video] thing," she says. "I have people in London and New York helping me. Hopefully, I can get to the point where I can do the things I want...I don't want to have a band so that I can be cool, or hang around heroin addicts or assholes."
Keli Vaughan plays Friday, December 13, at Cafe Brazil on Central, and Sunday, December 28, at the Dark Room. The Quiet Earth is available at Borders Books and Music.