|Yes, those are the prices: 25 cents, 50 cents, a dollar...|
I only had one of the books, and Emma was happy to have that one. I had all but one of the videos too, but I couldn't just leave them there! I thought Emma might want them anyway. (Emma grew up a Kate Bush fan. When she was around 6 or 7 she made her own remake of Kate's 1993 film "The Line, the Cross, and the Curve".) The one video I didn't already have turned out to be the only one that had MILDEW in the tape! It wasn't too bad. I took the case apart and cleaned off the tape, so it should be ok.
There were NO Kate Bush CDs. Oh well. You can't have everything.
Among the videos there was also this one:
|Excuse me. Do you have Tori Amos in a box?|
Finding Kate Bush stuff at a yard sale in Ohio was a shock, because she's not very well known over here. She's been popular in most of the rest of the world since her first record, "Wuthering Heights", in 1978. I have been a Kate Bush fan since I first saw her, on Saturday Night Live, in December of 1978, where she sang a couple of songs from her first album,The Kick Inside, released in February of that year.
|Kate Bush singing The Man With the Child in His Eyes on Saturday Night Live in 1978.|
To me Kate Bush was just so...special. Some people call it 'weird'. She sounded different, her songs were different. She was unique, and had a unique look too.
|I want to be Kate Bush when I grow up.|
Kate Bush was born in England in 1958. She started writing poetry, and eventually songs, when she was a child. In fact, amazingly, some of the songs on her first album were written when she was 13 years old. She was 'discovered' when she was 16, when a friend of her family gave a demo tape she had made to a friend, who turned out to be Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour.With Gilmour's help Kate produced a demo tape that got her a contract with EMI Records. She was only 16, and EMI gave her two years before she was required to actually produce anything. During the two years she studied dance with Lindsey Kemp, who also taught David Bowie,and mime. Both of these would be of great use to her in her performances.
In 1978 Kate's first album was released, and the first single, "Wuthering Heights", made her the first woman ever to reach number one on the British charts singing a song she composed. The following year she performed her only series of concerts. The tour, called The Tour of Life, ran for six weeks, and introduced many ideas that are concert staples today. Kate wanted to be able to dance and move around the stage while she sang,so her sound engineers used a wire coat hanger and a radio microphone to rig up the first of what is now the standard headset for stage performances.
|Kate Bush, live at the Hammersmith Odeon, in 1979.|
In 2013 she made a rare public appearance when she was awarded a CBE, (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), by Queen Elizabeth.
|She got old while I wasn't looking!|
|It even made the news.|
|Oh no I don't. Stop taunting me.|