Judging by this morning’s twitter feed takeover when Kate Bush announced her first live dates for 35 years, there’s a Zeitgeist to be surfed. So, in a change from today’s scheduled post, here’s the legendary, iconic, much-worshipped, revered, mysterious one herself.
The Man With the Child in His Eyes was written when Bush was just 13, and recorded in 1975, when she was still only 16. That is remarkable, yet not so unusual when placed in the context of an entire career. Then again, perhaps career is too grubby a word to describe almost forty years containing long periods of silence punctuated by ethereal moments. Indeed, the very notion of Kate Bush having a career seems ridiculous.
As did the notion of seeing Kate Bush live, until earlier today, when she announced a 15-date residency at London’s Hammersmith Apollo, with dates scheduled in August and September. I think tickets for these dates might sell out rather quickly.