Cloudbusting -- Kate
Bush In Her Own Words
- I have to get up early because the single is being cut. I have to be
at Abbey Road at two o'clock, and while I do the cut, the band go off to get
their army gear for `` Army Dreamers.'' Then we all go over to my parents' to
rehearse - there's no room for fu.ll-scale rehearsal in my flat. We do it in
the garden. That song is pretty well tied up by the evening, so I go home. I
generally get stuff ready for the trip. I don't take huge amounts of stuff with
me, just hand luggage. Waiting for luggage at the terminal roundabouts is such
a drag. Again, I get to bed around four a.m. _Tuesday _ The car for the airport
leaves at eight-fifteen, so I'm pretty wiped out. No one hassles me at the
airport. A few years ago there used to be loads of photographers, but they
don't bother me anymore. It makes things a lot easier, not having to walk up a
corridor with everyone going ``OOOH LOOK''
- We arrive at about half one, and go straight to the TV station. I'm
not very successful in Germany, and it's a big market, so it's an important
show for me. Problems straight away. The stage has three tiers, which are going
to get in the way. It has a big glass section they want me to work on - I work
ninety-nine per cent of the time in bare feet, and there's this huge chunk of
broken glass in the middle. I say, ``no way, you'll have to get rid of it'' It
takes them half an hour to take it apart, and then I notice all these huge
staples sticking out of it, so I ask this guy to pull them out.
- The show starts at about eight - fill in the time doing my make-up,
sewing up little bits and pieces of my costumes that are falling to bits. I
like to do that myself, it saves time. I'm so pleased when the show is over,
and it went well. We go for a lovely meal courtesy of the record company.
Things like that normally aren't lovely but I enjoyed this a lot - really nice.
Leave the restaurant about one, go to the hotel, have a FANTASTIC bath and go
to bed about three.
Cloudbusting / Story /