Sunday, February 14, 2010

Not such a raving loony - the proof

I’ve recently acquired a new pupil, she’s an ex-colleague of Rob, an ex-colleague of Dom and an ex-colleague of mine too. Her brother lives in England and she wants to be able to talk with her sister-in-law and nephew. He level is conversational, so I get paid to chat and think things up to chat about. Music is always a good subject and it turns out that we’re both fans of Kate Bush. So I told her about the time I went to see Kate Bush in Birmingham and the people I was with were supplying a light filter and we were late so the show was held up for us. I told my pupil that I’d look out the program. I expect she thought that she’d misunderstood me when I said that I’d kept Kate waiting. Going through the souvenir program I found my guest pass:

April 4th 1979 and it was the Lionheart tour.


cassie-b said...

We're big Kate Bush fans around here. Especially my son.

helenchapel said...

My niece had english study on Wuthering heights. I started jokingly singing Kate Bush's version Kathy...come home....(complete with whirling arms and wide eyes) she looked at me and said there is no such song! A visit to you tube later and she still thought I was just a sad ol new romantic. Then her teacher played the same song to the class to show how the essence of a long novel can be captured within even a few lines of song so there is no exscuse r.e. their limited essay word counts etc. All the kids thought the song was cool. So now begrudingly I am not such a sad ol fossil after all!

Good o'l Kate I say.

Anji said...

Cas: That's Buzz isn't it? I remember now you mention it.

Helen: I studied Wuthering Heights for 'o' level. I love the dream passage. My children enjoy going through my playlists nowadays. Sometimes it's good to be a fossil!

Debbie K said...

Hi Anji
I grew up with Kate Bush....playing on the radio.
Sweet dreams my friend.
Thank you so much for all the kind thoughts and words of comfort you have writen on my blog. I have been neglecting my bloggy world friends for far too long.
I just wanted to reach out and say a very big thank you for being the kindhearted person you are.
Debbie x

Anji said...

Debbie: It's thanks enough to see you in circulation again!