Monday, January 31, 2011

monday's singles day.-- December Will Be Magic Again - - 8th single


this was kate's 8th single.  it wasn't on any albums.  released as a single only.




Written by Kate Bush

December will be magic again.
Take a husky to the ice
While Bing Crosby sings White Christmas. He makes you feel nice.
December will be magic again.
Old Saint Nicholas up the chimney,
Just a-popping up in my memory.

Ooh, dropping down in my parachute,
The white city, she is so beautiful
Upon the black-soot icicled roofs,
Ooh, and see how I fall.
See how I fall
("Fall!") [backwards]
Like the snow.

Come to cover the lovers.
(Cover the lovers,
But don't you wake them up.)
Come to sparkle the dark up.
(Sparkle the dark up,
With just a touch of make-up.)
Come to cover the muck up.
(Cover the muck up,
Ooh, with a little luck.)

December will be magic again.
Light the canDLe-lights
To conjure Mr. Wilde
Into the Silent Night.
Ooh, it's quiet inside,
Here in Oscar's mind.

December will be magic again.
Don't miss the brightest star.
Kiss under mistletoe.
I want to hear you laugh.
Don't let the mystery go now.

Ooh, dropping down in my parachute,
The white city, she is so beautiful
Upon the black-soot icicled roofs,
Ooh, and see how I fall.
See how I fall
("Fall!") [backwards]
Like the snow.

Come to cover the lovers.
(Cover the lovers,
But don't you wake them up.)
Come to sparkle the dark up.
(Sparkle the dark up,
With just a touch of make-up.)
Come to cover the muck up
(Cover the muck up,
Ooh, with a little luck.)

Oh, I'm coming to cover the lovers.
Ooh, and I'm coming to sparkle the dark up.



I love this song.  it's ver pretty.  I was trying to find Ann Magnuson's verion of this song.   I saw Ann perform it live.  I was cracking the fuck up.

Friday, January 28, 2011

friday letter to Kate

Dear Kate,

I ate some medical marijuana last night.  it was good, but onion peeling.  I want to be better than I am now.  I want to be more compassionate than I am now.  I want to be sweet again.

love,

Karen

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

wednesday photo days

happy Wednesday.







I hope that it is a good one.

   I love this tattoo from never forever.







Monday, January 24, 2011

kate's 7th single

Background

"Army Dreamers" was released on 22 September 1980 and peaked at number 16 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] The song is about the effects of war and about a mother who grieves for her young adult son, who was killed on military maneuvers. Saddened by his unnecessary death, she wrestles with her guilt over what she could have done to prevent it. The song is a change to previous works in that it features a Waltz time tempo.
The single includes two B-sides, "Delius" and "Passing Through Air". "Delius" is Bush’s tribute to English composer Frederick Delius. The subtitle, "Song of Summer", comes from one of Delius’ works, and from a BBC film Bush saw about the composer's life. "Passing Through Air" is one of Bush's earliest works — originally recorded in 1973 at David Gilmour's studio, a few weeks after her 15th birthday.[2]        

from Wikipedia






"b.f.p.o.*"
Army dreamers.
"mammy's hero."
"b.f.p.o."
"mammy's hero."

Our little army boy
Is coming home from b.f.p.o.
I've a bunch of purple flowers
To decorate a mammy's hero.

Mourning in the aerodrome,
The weather warmer, he is colder.
Four men in uniform
To carry home my little soldier.

"what could he do?
Should have been a rock star."
But he didn't have the money for a guitar.
"what could he do?
Should have been a politician."
But he never had a proper education.
"what could he do?
Should have been a father."
But he never even made it to his twenties.
What a waste --
Army dreamers.
Ooh, what a waste of
Army dreamers.

Tears o'er a tin box.
Oh, jesus christ, he wasn't to know,
Like a chicken with a fox,
He couldn't win the war with ego.

Give the kid the pick of pips,
And give him all your stripes and ribbons.
Now he's sitting in his hole,
He might as well have buttons and bows.

"what could he do?
Should have been a rock star."
But he didn't have the money for a guitar.
"what could he do?
Should have been a politician."
But he never had a proper education.
"what could he do?
Should have been a father."
But he never even made it to his twenties.
What a waste --
Army dreamers.
Ooh, what a waste of
Army dreamers.
Ooh, what a waste of all that
Army dreamers,
Army dreamers,
Army dreamers, oh...

("b.f.p.o.")
Did-n-did-n-did-n-dum...
Army dreamers.
Did-n-did-n-did-n-dum...
("mammy's hero.")
("b.f.p.o.")
Army dreamers.
("mammy's hero.")
("b.f.p.o.")
No harm heroes.
("mammy's hero.")
("b.f.p.o.")
Army dreamers.
("mammy's hero.")
("b.f.p.o.")
No harm heroes.

Friday, January 21, 2011

friday personal Kate Bush story

Dear Kate,

How is it going?  when is your next album coming out?  when will you tour again?  are you happy?

thanks for everything.

you are amazing and I love you.

Karen

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Jesca Hoop - Seed Of Wonder

this is Jesca Hoop.  she says that Kate is one of her inspirations.  jesca has moved to England.  I heard her the other day interviewed on the radio here.  she now has an english accent.  it happens.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Babooshka- Kate's sixth single

this is the first Kate Bush song that I ever fell inlove with.

"she sent him scented letters..."





She wanted to test her husband.
She knew exactly what to do:
A pseudonym to fool him.
She couldn't have made a worse move.

She sent him scented letters,
And he received them with a strange delight.
Just like his wife
But how she was before the tears,
And how she was before the years flew by,
And how she was when she was beautiful.
She signed the letter

"All yours,
Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya!
All yours,
Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya!"

She wanted to take it further,
So she arranged a place to go,
To see if he
Would fall for her incognito.
And when he laid eyes on her,
He got the feeling they had met before.
Uncanny how she
Reminds him of his little lady,
Capacity to give him all he needs,
Just like his wife before she freezed on him,
Just like his wife when she was beautiful.
He shouted out, "I'm

All yours,
Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya!
All yours,
Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya!
All yours,
Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya!"for ever

Friday, January 14, 2011

friday personal Kate Bush story

My story today is...

turns out that I don't have too many kate bush stories.  they are more moments. 

oh yeah.  when I was a teen to early 20's I collected everything of Kate Bush that I could find.  I then moved to san francisco and couldn't find a job.  so I went to amoeba and sold my entire collection for 150 bucks.  the only thing that I have left, is one Kate Bush poster. 

this poster.  the poster is now 25 years old, right?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Placebo - Running Up That Hill

this is the first time that I am hearing this cover. it's ok. I like the vibe. what do you think?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

wednesday question

there won't be a Wednesday question for a while.  I can't think of anything,

  let's look at pretty pictures.

doesn't get better than Kate.

Monday, January 10, 2011

fifth single Breathing


but I had messed up and already put that there.

breathing is a great song. 

Outside
Gets inside
Through her skin.
I've been out before
But this time it's much safer in.

Last night in the sky,
Such a bright light.
My radar send me danger
But my instincts tell me to keep

Breathing,
("Out, in, out, in, out, in...")
Breathing,
Breathing my mother in,
Breathing my beloved in,
Breathing,
Breathing her nicotine,
Breathing,
Breathing the fall-out in,
Out in, out in, out in, out in.

We've lost our chance.
We're the first and the last, ooh,
After the blast.
Chips of Plutonium
Are twinkling in every lung.

I love my
Beloved, ooh,
All and everywhere,
Only the fools blew it.
You and me
Knew life itself is

Breathing,
("Out, in, out, in, out...")
Breathing,
Breathing my mother in,
Breathing my beloved in,
Breathing,
Breathing her nicotine,
Breathing,
Breathing the fall-out in,
Out in, out in, out in, out in,
Out in, out in, out in, out...
("Out!")

"In point of fact it is possible to tell the
("Out!")
difference between a small nuclear explosion and
a large one by a very simple method. The calling
card of a nuclear bomb is the blinding flash that
is far more dazzling than any light on earth--brighter
even than the sun itself--and it is by the duration
of this flash that we are able to determine the size
("What are we going to do without?")
of the weapon. After the flash a fireball can be
seen to rise, sucking up under it the debris, dust
and living things around the area of the explosion,
and as this ascends, it soon becomes recognisable
as the familiar "mushroom cloud". As a demonstration
of the flash duration test let's try and count the
number of seconds for the flash emitted by a very
small bomb; then a more substantial, medium-sized
bomb; and finally, one of our very powerful,
"high-yield" bombs

"What are we going to do without?"
Ooh please!
"What are we going to do without?"
Let me breathe!
"What are we going to do without?"
Ooh, Quick!
"We are all going to die without!"
Breathe in deep!
"What are we going to die without?"
Leave me something to breathe!
"We are all going to die without!"
Oh, leave me something to breathe!
"What are we going to do without?"
Oh, God, please leave us something to breathe!"
"We are all going to die without
Oh, life is--Breathing.

Friday, January 7, 2011

friday personal kate bush story

look, Kate Bush is my main feminine influence.  I saw in Kate how women should be.  should laugh and love and sing.  I mean, I really liked punk and harder kinds of music, but when it comes to Kate, I am all sap.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

wednesday question

dear readers,


what information would you like to see on this blog?  what is fun?  what isn't?

hello?  hello?

Monday, January 3, 2011

kate bush singles

hammer horror.  third single.
I never saw this video before.  I love it.

photo wednesday

photo wednesday

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