Originally posted by LittleVoice:
A Circle is Round.
What goes around comes around.
I was there at the start with Kate Bush, when she hit the music scene at 19, Bright as a Button, Fresh as a Daisy, from the first magical strains of "Wuthering Heights" through the first wonderful album "The Kick Inside", on to the one and only tour, where I saw her LIVE twice, the pure magic continued on, the signed photographs, even the letter where she lovingly referred to me as "The Man With The Child In His Eyes".
Onwards and upwards Kate flew, but the strain took its toll, a crew member fell from a rig and died, her life virtually confined to studios, where attempts at perfection became obsessive and the Star burned out!
Then along came Tori, Bright as a Button, Fresh as a Daisy, described as the NEW Kate Bush and indeed I took to Tori like a Hippo to the River Nile, bought the albums and saw her live one magical night in Nottingham.
Then life took its toll on Tori, repeated references to the traumatic rape, the miscarriages, the strain, she became weirder and more morose, as the years came and went, some of her albums being virtually unlistenable even to ardent fans!
Then along comes Regina, Bright as a Button, Fresh as a Daisy, the NEW Tori/Kate with original concepts and vibrant music.
Regina's Star is now in the ascendancy, I bought some of her albums, won others, saw her live at Brighton and I try to spread the word about her fine music. I have realised through bitter experience, that just like Kate and Tori, Regina's Music is very much an acquired taste, just as there are many that love it, there are others that cannot see the Magic,
The common factor with all three lovely ladies is their enthusiasm and creative genius at the outset, but the factor that wears them down eventually, as it does all of us, is the passage of time.
True perfection can never be achieved and eventually their stars fade, but we must enjoy them while we can, support them as much we feel we should and we can always look back in our dotage and say to our grandchildren,
"I saw those lovely lady singer/writers at their peak of creativity and that peak was as high as Mount Everest, way up high in the rarified clouds"!
wonderfully said although I'm still hoping that on the next album Tori will come back as the "warrior woman ".
Are you a big Kate collector?