My hero: Kate Bush by David Mitchell

David Mitchell, author

Author David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas) writes in the Guardian: “Kate Bush transforms me into a deranged fan. I don’t know where to begin to explain it: there’s her Brontëesque precocity (how does a 13-year-old compose “The Man With the Child In His Eyes”?); her voice, or rather voices (swan-necked soprano, bass-deadpan, banshee wail, pure as snowmelt); or her firsts (first British solo woman to write and sing a No 1 single, to top the album charts and to enter the album charts at No 1). Of her six mature albums released between 1980 and 2005, four are near-masterpieces while two (1985’s Hounds of Love and 2005’s Aerial) are masterpieces…”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/jan/01/kate-bush-hero-david-mitchell

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 My hero: Kate Bush by David Mitchell

  1. Collin says:

    I love him. “Ghostwritten” and “Cloud Atlas” are brilliant books.

  2. Barbara says:

    I’m glad you mentioned it was the author and not David Mitchell of Peep Show fame – I had this thought of Dobby hitting him with her handbag!

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