Newsbits September 2010

Gemma Arterton wants to play Kate in a biopic, should anyone actually be making one – see here here and here …. comedy duo Frisky and Mannish have melded Kate Nash’s cockney pop patter Foundations and Kate’s Wuthering Heights into “a jaw-droppingly brilliant twin-Kate soundclash” see here here and here …. MTV com notes that Maxwell‘s album Now has topped the US charts, and considers that the best moment on the album (“and perhaps the most astonishing moment of Maxwell’s career”) is his cover of This Woman’s Work …. Placebo‘s cover of Running Up That Hill will feature on the Vampire Diaries soundtrack album …. the recent Cardiff Mardi Gras included a presentation by Deborah Withers of her recent book Adventures in Kate Bush and Theory …. American Idols LIVE! brought the top ten finalists from season nine to Seattle’s Key Arena Friday, August 20th, 2010 and contestant Lynche began his set “with possibly the best received song of his Idol run” Kate’s This Woman’s Work …. “I can just about accept that Kate Bush at her dippiest might be channelling the old weird Albion of early pagan folk songs, but the electronic soundscapes of Coil or Psychic TV are as far from folk music as it is possible to go” – Sean O’Hagan reviews Rob Young’s folkopus Electric Eden in The ObserverBig Boi still wants to work with Kate …’Hello Earth’ was selected by Jarvis Cocker on his BBC 6 music radio show, the same Sunday as The Kick Inside was Johnnie Walker’s featured album…

About Peter

My Kate CV: Kate fan since 1978. Saw Tour of Life at the London Palladium 1979. Went to first KBC Convention 1980. Founded Homeground with Dave 1982. Worked on 1985, 1990, and 1994 Kate Bush Conventions, and the 1986 Video Party with Dave, Lisa of KBC and Krys. Appeared in videos for The Big Sky and Experiment IV. Wrote Introduction, Chronology and Discography for EMI Music Publishing's 1987 "Kate Bush Complete". Wrote the sleeve note for the remastered 1998 reissue of "Hounds of Love". Invited to write sleeve notes for other reissues which never happened. My other CV: born 1955 in Bermondsey London, educated at Galleywall Primary, Walworth Comprehensive, and London School of Economics BSc(Econ)(Hon) 1976. Currently an Officer of the Crown Court determining legal costs in crminal cases. Met Krys in 1982 through Homeground, we were engaged on Glastonbury Tor on Kate's birthday in 1983, and married in November 1984.
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2 Responses to Newsbits September 2010

  1. Peter, I love that you’re doing the newsbits here. Thank you, sir. :)

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