Here’s this from the Alison Moyet chat forum site: “Have you ever crossed paths with Kate Bush, and if so, did you get to chat to each other?” Alison Moyet: “I’m very impressed by Kate Bush. She is pure uncompromising talent and I can only feel envy at the apparent flawless way she has managed her career. Both commercially and creatively successful and still an enigma. Clever mare!…saw her once at a party Kirsty (McColl) had some years back…she looked as shy as I felt and we never spoke.” (thanks to Russ Thomas for spotting this, he urges us to check out Alison’s acclaimed new album, Hometime).
Also, Boolbar sent me a quote from pop singer Rhianna, she’s currently promoting her new album Get On and is a very vocal Kate supporter! From the article at the Manchester Online site: “Ask any pop girl for their primary influence and more often than not the answer will be Madonna, and before you know it they’ll call their child Romeo. Leeds-bred, mad-haired Rhianna would be more likely to say Kate Bush. And indeed she does. “She’s my inspiration really,” giggles the 19-year-old coyly. “She’s my idol really, she was so free in her way of writing, she didn’t care about who was trendy and who was cool, she just did her own thing. It was always, `Kate Bush is weird’, but it’s cool to be different, I was always the different kid at school and I was shy with myself. But I’m proud of that now, I’ve learned to accept that my hair’s just too big, and I’m not gonna wear the same clothes as everybody else. And with this job as well, it’s good to be a little bit different, so I’m kind of finding my niche really.” Also here’s a quote from her official site about her influences while growing up: “Kate Bush was popular, she was in the charts, but she was cool. She’s a character. And you get the idea that she’s so free”. (thanks Boolbar)