Kate Bush Day?

Martin Howard in The Guardian calls for a new English national festival day:

So long then St George. Don’t be downhearted, you’ve still got Beirut and all the rest. But where to look for a replacement? A national symbol who could embody the spirit of England and inspire a party to rival St Paddy’s Day. A secular figurehead would be my personal preference, with Kate Bush Day being the new holiday of choice…”

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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5 Responses to Kate Bush Day?

  1. Isabelle says:

    Oh, you lucky Brits! She is your National Treasure! 😉


  2. Karen Newcombe says:

    Someone needs to inform this poor lost soul about our favorite holiday: Katemas! He too can join the ranks of the true believers in Our Lady of the Artfully Reworked Song. SRI. 😉

  3. giulio says:

    Kate Bush is a gem in art.
    What a lovely Easter Day this will be ….

  4. Nemo's Sister says:

    I Love the way Kate’s music makes me feel and think, I want other people to be awakened to the beauty of her art and the way that it can effect them. She is a modern bard (and let’s face it, there are so few of them) so, the more people that listen to her the more people are tuned into the cosmic zeitgeist. Astrologers get what’s goin’ on out in space, and so does rocket man Kate….

  5. Nemo's Sister says:

    oh, sorry, meant to say,

    a day that is dedicated to venerating (and yes I do mean ‘venerating’ – as in raising her to the attention and notice of the goddess of love ‘venus’) of Kate Bush

    is one that I would celebrate whole-heartedly….. (and invite friends ’round and cook for them an’ stuff)

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