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:


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


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


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


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