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My Hammersmith Odeon Cover

A little more from me, this time about the Hammersmith cover. This is one of the first of Kate's photos I ever saw. The title, Live at Hammersmith Odeon, intrigued me even before I knew what the performance was like - that must have been around 1986. Then in 1991, I think, I got the video and was awed by the stunning originality of the show. Doing this picture now is my tribute to what must have been an amazing experience for all those lucky (and old!) enough to be there. Again, I'm re

blackspitfire

blackspitfire

 

My Experiment Iv Drawing

More ramblings from me, this time about the picture called 'TWS-Experiment IV', as it was taken around the time of the release of that single. True to myself, I couldn't leave it alone. As the picture description says, it was first done according to a printed image on regular A4 paper that was pretty flat in tone. Then I had it properly printed and there was a huge difference (I should have done that from the start but didn't think it would matter, I guess). The drawing had to be retouc

blackspitfire

blackspitfire

 

My Tki Drawing

I would like to say a few things about the Kate-on-the-kite drawing, probably very boring stuff but I don't mind even if no-one reads it… I am (reasonably) pleased with this one. I am never completely happy with any of this stuff, and even when they are 'officially' finished I keep going back to them and adding a line here and some tone there. One reason I have them framed is to leave them alone, although I have been known to open frames, or use a pencil on the glass! But one has to know wh

blackspitfire

blackspitfire

 

A Dream About Iron, Opiates, And Hiding

I used to dream a lot about living in a communal house, often it was made of glass or had a lot of windows. I haven't had a dream like that in a number of years. This morning I was deeply asleep, I must have been, not only because the dream was so vivid, but because I woke up flat on my back with my arms weirdly crossed over my chest, on the sofa. I haven't been able to sleep in my bed since Casha died. I was in a giant old house filled with things, knick knacks, miscellany, everything, includ

Jayne Dullahan

Jayne Dullahan

 

Grieving The Loss Of My Cat Casha

I know that many of you here have pets that are very important to you, and I know some of you have also lost important pet friends in recent years. I am grieving the loss of my cat Casha, who I had put to sleep two days ago. He was the most important everything in my life for the twelve years we had each other. He chose me at the adoption center when he was 6 weeks old. We have been nearly inseparable ever since. Even now, I think, in some way, we are not entirely apart. Part of me died when he

Jayne Dullahan

Jayne Dullahan

 

The Jumble Sale Phantasy

Whenever I am writing something academic, I fall into a kind of bubble. The rest of the world has to be shut out, I cannot be distracted by anything outside of my most selfish needs... writing is not just about writing, it is about watching other people create, listening to other people create and talk about creating; it is about ordering pizza and eating it distractedly all day, breakfast at noon, dinner at midnight, but eating all day, anyway; it is about 8-10 cups of coffee and no alcohol; it

Jayne Dullahan

Jayne Dullahan

 

#5.

Ack-shirley these blog pages look quite pretty must be said ~ after having sorted out the stylesheets for them. Another minor bijou problemette, the standard smiley icon won't show in any of the editor toolbars. Dunno why that is cos all the code is in the page for it, but still refuses to show. Nope, I've no idea It was my last question to IPS

Mike H

Mike H

 

"pop Culture Will Never Be Low Brow"

It began last fall. It's escalated since. Now even my students know I have a seriously academic fascination with not one, but TWO culturally distinct pop phenomena: Kate Bush and Lady Gaga. You may be gasping and sputtering. You may be nodding. Distinctive as they are, Kate and Gaga have aesthetic similarities that appeal very much to the poet voyeur in me, and if Kate Bush ever came to town, you can bet I'd fork over any amount of cash to see it; Gaga IS coming to town and I've forked over a re

Jayne Dullahan

Jayne Dullahan

 

Solution ~ Of A Sort

Re the previous, Internet Explorer 8 does it properly. So yes IE7 was just having a tantrum. "Can't do it too complicated" *throws in towel*. Or, IE7 is sh*te (as some will tell you). However what IE8 won't do (but which IE7 does beautifully) is narrow groove borders. Which is why I spent two hours yesterday afternoon making image box versions to display instead (these are the 'Reply' 'Multiquote' etc. boxes). Invariably the case with browsers that one has to resort to pictures to achieve a

Mike H

Mike H

 

F***

So, it's all gone a bit wrong again. It's been on it's way the last few weeks, each weekend a little worse than the last. I sat this evening telephone in front of me, wondering who I could call, but all the time, in my ears there's than sound..... that terrifying sound... how can I call anyone with that noise going on - but I can't stop it ..... I stand up again, pace the room.... tight little circles, head in fists, eyes too hot, breaths too short - each one forced out brings with it another sh

DarklyNoon

DarklyNoon

 

Gah!

Is anyone else using Microsoft Internet explorer 7? Spent two hours yesterday poncing about trying to get the 'My Information' box on members profile to not look like a bad accident in the rush hour. The two columns either side have virtually identical coding and styles and display perfectly OK. ...? I've come to the conclusion it's just IE7 doesn't want to play, like Or can anyone not using IE7 see it as well? #

Mike H

Mike H

 

#2.

How the hell do you get two or more entries to appear together .. .... oh I see .. It's daft like the gallery

Mike H

Mike H

 

Stuff That Is New With Me.

I should update this because it's been over 2 years since my last update. Also, I really ought to change my name, too. I forgot I ever went by Silent Wind River (what was I thinking!? :lol: ) So... I should be finished uni... we'll get the results in soon so I can know for sure. But it's looking good. I'm moving to East Sussex in with my boyfriend in February. Am excited to be playing English. I like it there. I feel at home. Even though I stick out like a sore thumb when I say si

Tellurium

Tellurium

 

The Injustices Of Being Too Human

Our syphilitic mad epistemological uncle Fred (Nietzsche) gave a lot of thought to the iniquity of humanity in its own mirror stage, the moment when society became aware of itself in relation to its own history (from which it had been blissfully unaware of its tethers, like a child is unaware of itself in the supermarket or unaware that its parents are actually people, with personalities)...he sat in his chair, aware of the long line of syphilitic madmen that made it possible for him to ask if G

Jayne Dullahan

Jayne Dullahan

 

#1.

I'm only writing this here because there's supposed to be a picture missing from around here somewhere. Haven't seen it so far. Or not seen it, rather.

Mike H

Mike H

 

Yikes!

Bloody Hell was I really THAT miserable this time last year? Came in here the other night when I was feeling down about Chris, it kinda put things in perspective for me...this is a walk in the f***ing park! I'm still pretty sad about losing my beautiful sadist, but more concerned over the bigger picture, and what caused it. At least I still have him as a friend...just as soon as my head can cope with that...and it makes it easier to imagine that somewhere down the line if it was really meant to

DarklyNoon

DarklyNoon

 

Thank You For Your Wishes!

THANK YOU so much for your very kind messages! :) Everything's okay here, have just been very busy with a few things, work [exam prelim season...], writing/editing/photography... G2G... world Poets & Writers Registry, RedBubble, FB... I just wish i could stay awake 24 hours a day, lolll! Hmmm, am currently co-writing a chapbook with a Canadian Poet that should be published later on this year; that takes time, a lot of time ^_^ ... My co-author is based in Moncton, New Brunswic

Aerial Tal

Aerial Tal

 

Hi Again

Good monring all from a rather humid but sunny HK. ended up going out last night and getting a bit P***ed. probably due to the fact i went straight out from work and didnt eat much!At my age you'd think I would know better. Anyway, just been on ebay bidding on a kate item.Bit suspicious that the seller is putting his own bids in just to raise the price. who knows. hope you guys are well and behaving yourself! tim

tadge

tadge

 

Sorry For My Long Silence

It's been a while, Have kept in touch with a few of you over that post-Gathering "storm" and i come with a white flag. Firstly, i wish to kick myself in the butt for keeping away from the Forum. Over the year, have made some tremendous friends, including YOU and have shared my love for Kate's constellation. This is the prime reason why i joined in 2005. Secondly, i shall always treasure this memorable Gathering this summer. It was a dream come true to re-live a Kate Fan Gathering and

Aerial Tal

Aerial Tal

 

Post Kbf Gathering Thoughts...

Okay, have been playing [though not intentionally] kinda invisible and am not looking for excuses to justify it... After all, they don't work. Back to 60N life... mini- [though fab'!] adventures... contemplative moments on my hilltop... I really love Mossy Hill!!! ... it gives me that sense of serenity & solace my heart needs so often... stepping out... The beauty of the Garden - this sanctuary that keeps us creating, safe and happy; your beauty in Kate's world :) This w

Aerial Tal

Aerial Tal

 

Dunno Really

This weekend has been a bad one but that's no different to all the rest (apart from Oxford of course). I'm trying to figure out what it will take for me to make me happy. Is it actually going to be possible for me to be happy on my own? I mean ... sure I could fill my time with 'stuff' ... I've already tried filling my house with 'stuff' but it doesn't mean sh** with no one to share it with. So OK - I should try to fill my time with 'stuff' that seems to be every ones advice on th

DarklyNoon

DarklyNoon

 

A Nice Break Up

So I'm single again but really it's fine, you now when things haven't been right for a while but you don't say anything scared of change well that's been the last six months for me. Not sure when it all changed or what caused it but a really sceptical side of me thinks that maybe we don't have (or at least I'm not capable of) a lasting passion and that ultimately all relationships turn to friendship, still at least they've never turned bitter. I'm really happy with the decision this time an

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coops01

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