KT Cloudbusting -- Kate Bush In Her Own Words


Kate admits she is very happy, agrees she's probably more stable than I've ever been. I've certainly relaxed. When I ask her if she thinks most about the past, present or future, she is pleased to say, the present. I think a lot less about the past now. Which is good.

I've always felt there are more happy things to life than sad, yes. I feel that's the only way to survive. I've had a very happy life, especially when I left school and was with Lindsay Kemp - it was so liberating. For the first time I was an individual: mobile, free. I haven't found life very difficult, no. I'm very lucky.

Do things happen to you or do you make them happen?

I tend to believe that what you put out comes back. I think you can make things happen.

What makes you happy?

Well, I have so little time. I don't have a manager so I'm always organising things. Films amaze me - films like _Don'tLook Now, Hitchcock, The Godfather - totally, totally brilliant. The Innocents. I'm sure my love for films will take me closer to them, although I don't know that I want to be in them. (Blitz, 1985)

A lot of your songs and videos are filled with frightening or disquieting images. Are you an uneasy person?

I think anyone that has any kind of creative outlet is uneasy, and that's what makes them need to express themselves. I think all human beings are uneasy on some level. How can you not be when we don't really know what we're doing here and what we're meant to do with it, it's the continual questioning going on. (1987, MuchMusic)


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