Cloudbusting -- Kate
Bush In Her Own Words
- The only
religion I've been able to relate to [and then quickly ending her sketchy
account with] I don't really want to say much because I don't really have
the knowledge to say it. (1978, Trouser Press)
of times you've mentioned in your songs a person called gurdjieff. I know a
little about him, but I wonder if you could explain what his beliefs or tresis
are and how he influences are and how he influences you in... Well when you
make your music?
- Well, Gurdjieff was really an influence in that I'd just read some
of his books and really no more than that.
And I'd just found a lot of what he said interesting, but that's really as far
as it goes.
Maybe we should elaborate a little bit about who the gentleman is?
- Yes, well Gurdjieff was... he was considered a leader of a religious
movement, I think. But as far as I know he just had a lot of ideas about
creating a way that would make people stronger and more together. And it's just
a different way of doing it. And it was also trying to go for a more western
way of doing. But I do very little about it, so I really wouldn't like to say
very much because it's a subject that I feel if I'm going to speak about than I
should know what I'm talking about and I don't. (1982, Dreaming debut)
influence was minimal by the sound of it.
- Yes, yes it was, yes. (1982, Dreaming debut)
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