Newsbits: Ingo Pohl writes to tell us that he “took part in a German quiz show called Risiko, which is broadcast every day in the afternoon on German television (ZDF). This is a show in which candidates bring along their own special topics. The shows are pre-recorded and will be aired about 2 or 3 months later, as you might have guessed by now, my topic was Kate Bush. The four shows will be broadcast on the 4th, 5th, 8th and 9th of October, and they will feature extracts from the videos of Love and Anger, Cloudbusting, Running Up That Hill, Rubberband Girl (American version) and This Woman’s Work as well as audio clips of Wuthering Heights, Babooshka, The Sensual World, The Man With The Child In His Eyes and The Dreaming. (thanks Ingo)….Michael Maugeri has “stumbled upon the web site called “Am I Annoying or Not?” and Kate is #1 on the “least annoying celebrity” side, with Thom Yorke of Radiohead currently second. Fans of Kate are encouraged to keep her #1 status up!….Michael Leitz reports on a triple CD from Dressed 2 Kill records called “Take 3 Girls“, cover versions of tracks by Joni Mitchell, Tracy Chapman and Kate, the tracks are the same as those on the tribute CD by Eclypse featuring Jemma Price, available on . Also Michael tells us about a (relatively) new (issued late 1999) Kate song/music book entitled “MIDI Kate Bush” by International Music Publications Ltd. “The music is usually in the original key, and is shown as a single melodic line in normal music script, with a chord symbols and lyrics for each song. The data is GM (General MIDI) standard. Songs include: Wuthering Heights, Running Up That Hill, Babooshka, Hounds Of Love, Cloudbusting, Moments Of Pleasure and Rubberband Girl…..Darren Brown heard Kate’s The Man With The Child In His Eyes used to accompany a lingerie challenge on Channel 4’s off-the-wall comedy ‘gambling’ programme Banzai!….Danny Diess says “we are having a dance tryout in October for additional people to perform in the tribute show”, if you’re interested in Danny’s work read more in previous stories (or the review in a recent HomeGround) and contact Danny by email….Midge Ure was featured in a recent Review section of The Guradian newpaper: “Another favourite studio album is Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love. ‘I knew the engineer who mixed that, and it was done on a desk that wasn’t meant to be used at all, so you have all these strange noises coming up where they shouldn’t to make this fantastic sound. I’d like to think that she’s still making music, but the last time I saw her she was talking about giving it all up, which would be such a shame.” [Please note that Midge doesn’t mention when he last spoke to Kate and that Kate is still working on new material!] (thanks to Steven Owen)….Herb Leonhard has a couple of new paintings in his Kate art gallery here including an interpretation of Under The Ivy (pictured above).