Curious Photoshop/Mac/WiFi behaviour

One for the Mac-heads in the audience. I’ve been trying to cut distractions while working on comics, which means that I turn off the WiFi on my Macbook now. However, this doesn’t work as well as it should, because the following behaviour occurs: If I switch off WiFi (AirPort) and then fire up Photoshop CS […]

Kate Bush Cover of the Day #46: Hounds of Love by The Futureheads

(Because I’m winding down this series of Kate Bush covers of the day, I am finally posting the ones that I believe everyone already knows.) Now this one I know is famous! The Futureheads pretty much made this their breakthrough song, and their high energy treatment with added guitar chords is still one of my […]

Kate Bush Cover of the Day #45: Wuthering Heights by The Puppini Sisters

Like I wrote yesterday, I’ve started simply running the “famous” Kate Bush cover versions that everyone knows, because I need to cut down on my YouTube surfing in search of Kate Bush covers. Actually, though, I’m not that sure if this qualifies as a famous cover. I thought everyone knew this one, but maybe I […]

Kate Bush Cover of the Day #43: Wuthering Heights by the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain

I’ve had a crappy day, so I need some ukelele music to cheer me up. And so do you. Commercial release of this was actually pre-empted by EMI in 2003 or thereabouts, because they were expecting a new Kate Bush album really, really soon. Don’t see why they bothered.

Kate Bush Cover of the Day #42: The Man With The Child In His Eyes by Hue and Cry

So I was looking for a cover of ‘The Man With The Child In His Eyes’ by a proggy trio from the Netherlands that I’d seen at around the time I featured Danni Green’s version, and I found this live recording from 1989, by a bona fide hitmaking pop group from the era, Hue and […]

Kate Bush Cover of the Day #40: Wuthering Heights by Josh Pyke

Before starting on this series, I thought it would be much easier for a male singer to do interesting things with a Kate Bush song than for a female singer. Since then, I’ve been repeatedly proven wrong by several female singers, and by Angra. But this is the sort of thing I was thinking about: […]

Kate Bush Cover of the Day #39: Babooshka by Jeanne Cherhal and J.P. Nataf

Ooh, I like this a lot. It’s a bit rough in places, but what do you expect? You’re not supposed to perform ‘Babooshka’ as a duo of a bass guitarist and an electric guitarist, swapping lead vocals between a male and a female singer, and with both singers having a French accent. But that’s what […]