It is not a Lady Gaga video

Interesting review of the Deeper Understanding video and track in the Seattle Post Intelligencer:

It is not a Lady Gaga video, nor is it a contender for an Academy Award (sorry Inception fans). Let’s accept this fact and move on, because it is neither of those things. It is what makes it a Kate Bush music video! Although Kate Bush herself may not make an actual appearance in the video (with the exception of maybe her lips), she did direct it and it does feature stars Robbie ColtraneFrances Barber, and Noel Fielding. Her son Albert is responsible for the voice of the computer program. This reviewer will not be naive enough to think he could ever truly decipher the genius of Kate Bush. That’s for Bush alone to understand, but shall still give my review …

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 It is not a Lady Gaga video

  1. giulio says:

    ”decipher”… I think this term in quite appropriate.
    I dislike mentioning other singers when it comes to making comparisons or point out differences with Kate Bush.
    I wish everybody could feel and hear how fabulous this artist is, but I have come to admit Kate Bush (and her music) is not everybody’s cut of tea…
    Once again…….. Thankyou Kate

  2. Izzy says:

    Agree with Giulio.

    Today everything connected with music is compared to Gaga (who monopolised the pop scene according to the media who feed on her actions, I guess) and unconventional artists may feel neglected in the mainstream because of everyone’s plastic expectations and the need of controversy (which DU certainly lacks). ‘Who’s the queen of pop ‘and ‘who is back?’ and who cares… Some ‘reviews’ of DU make me wonder how many people overdosed plastic-fantastic style of today’s video-making business. Most of the videos presented on music channels nowadays are the same, colourful but empty (but not all, of course :)). I missed those similar to DU, with a story and a message. I didn’t expect Kate Bush in a bikini or anything… It’s just another video that feeds the mind more than the eyes (opposite of TSW, my favourite ever).

    Sorry but in my opinion Lady G. is just another predictable artist. She’s worn off a long time ago, no matter how great her music and personality is, she can’t do anything unconventional now when everyone expects the same-controversy.

    ‘Feeling and faith speak stronger to me than a wiseman’s glass and eye…’ 😉

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