Posts Tagged ‘Kate Bush’

Prince & Kate Bush: ‘My Computer’

April 25, 2016

Prince & Kate Bush: 'My Computer'

Prince Rogers Nelson (1958 – 2016) started with personal computers in the early 1980s, and used the PC as a metaphor in 1983’s “Computer Blue” before writing a song about online dating (“Emale“) and dropping a few more computer references in other tunes. At times Prince mistakes his own computer’s memory for the Internet, which seems a natural consequence of a vast imagination.

Prince and Kate Bush recorded “My Computer” in 1996. It starts and ends with AOL audio prompts:

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50 Words for Snow

January 26, 2016

“50 Words For Snow,” written and performed by Kate Bush, with Stephen Fry. Ochestra arranged and conducted by Jonathan Tunick.

Kate Bush website

More:

“‘Don’t you know it’s not just the Eskimo,'” Ben Zimmer, Language Log

Related:

“Mini Object Lesson: No, There Are Not 100 Eskimo Words for ‘Snow,'” Ian Bogost, Atlantic

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