Newsbits: This Woman’s Work was featured on the second episode of Alias, a new show by the creator of “Felicity” that airs on Sunday Nights on ABC in the US. The show is about a young woman who just happens to be a secret double agent for the CIA and its enemy organization SD-6. Creator J.J. Abrahms is clearly a fan, This Woman’s Work appears on the Felicity soundtrack….Kate fan Ingo Pohl has taken part in the German quiz show Risiko (see August 8th news). We are happy to report that Ingo won the quiz, his chosen topic being Kate of course, taking home 13,000 DM for his troubles….Bart writes: Guitar One and Rockrgrl magazines have released a special ‘Women Who Rock’ issue, to celebrate the contributions of 100 of the most essential female musicians in pop. Kate is of course mentioned, starting with this quote from Kate:

“Keep laughing and you stand a chance of getting through it alive. I’ll always be tough on myself. But I find strength in being alone, fighting a battle and emerging satisfied that I’ve done my best. Perhaps that’s what is strange about me. It’s music that says it; it says it eloquently enough.” The article continues:”The immensely talented and innovative Kate Bush has enjoyed succes commensurate with her abilities. Discovered while still in school by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Bush has since developed a reputation as a true musical original, creating and executing ever more sophisticated work. Her early discs like 1980’s Never For Ever, were lauded for their style, but her later works – ‘Running Up That Hill’ and ‘Cloudbusting’ – were stunning in scope, mind-boggling triumphs of vision and craftsmanship. Today, though the 43-year-old records sporadically, she is still recognized as one of the most uniquely accomplished artists of her era.”

….also, Kate gets mentioned in the new issue of the Dutch magazine OOR in a special issue on “30 years of pop music according to OOR” on the 1978 pages, and there is also a small piece on the 1982 pages….Hideaki Nishihara writes from Japan:”I have a video tape of Japanese TV programme “Tribute To The Great Song“. A Japanese female singer Mimori Yusa covered Kate’s Wuthering Heights, L’Amour Looks Something Like You & Army Dreamers on the 2nd October. Mimori Yusa is a famous singer in Japan and an ardent Kate Bush fan ever since she listened to Wuthering Heights. She explained that Kate has had a strong influence on her life and music”….