October Newsbits

David Mitchell whose unusual novel, Cloud Atlas, the Wachowsi brothers are turning into a movie, is asked by Indian paper The Pioneer how other media had influenced the way he translated literary images: replies: “Some singer-songwriters’ albums feel like novels: Dylan’s 70s purple patch, and later Kate Bush being inspiring examples” … ““Unless you’re Kate Bush, you can’t really write interesting songs about domesticity, washing baby clothes and breast-feeding”: Charlotte Church in the Daily TelegraphPop singer MPHO performed Kate’s Running Up That Hill as part of an all star bill which came together to celebrate the frontman of electro pop band Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, who took his own life shortly after an appearance at the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium in August … More about Frisky and Mannish‘s “twisted pop cabaret” act which includes Kate’s Wuthering Heights as delivered by Kate Nash … Questioned about the new sound on her Epic album Sharon Van Etten says:I feel like a cheesy Kate Bush. … It’s just that saturated, that wind-in-your-hair mountain music. Oh, that’s so silly. I would say my version of ’90s music. Like, epic ’90s music” … Chris Roberts (there’s a name I remember from way back) thinks Kate’s backing vocals on Games Without Frontiers are “barely audible” … Kate’s Delius part of a set performed by The Song Company at Auckland Town Hall … “Although the idea of covering Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” is somewhat blasphemous, Placebo does the song justice with their moody, downtempo interpretation” – Consequence of Sound on the Vampire Diaries soundtrack album … Corin Tucker, formerly the guitarist and singer of feminist punk rock trio Sleater-Kinney asked what music the band was listening to whilst making new album 1,000 Years? says “I also really loved Kate Bush’s last album Aerial, which does refer to motherhood” … “I would wander in looking for a Blondie release, and a wise record store clerk would send me home with a Kate Bush album instead” thus Anil Prasad who created the online music magazine innerviews.org … “Christian Dior’s Poison was another one that promised a sensory trip to the dark side. It belonged to that strain of stridently purple-packaged products – Silk Cut, Dairy Milk, Kate Bush – against whose evil influence we girls were constantly warned” Judy Rumbold recalls her complicated relationship with beauty products as a “pasty-faced Catholic teenager growing up in Birmingham” …

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 October Newsbits

  1. Silk Cut, Dairy Milk, Kate Bush — take me to the dark side! There’s a poem in those lines somewhere.

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