New Abúi’s Travels page on ComicFury, my wife’s comics, and Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan

And while we’re on the subject of Abúi’s Travels, there’s a new page up. This is one of the biggest-looking pages I’ve ever come up with, due to the detailed backgrounds and the shading and highlights provided by Rona. It’s also got a ton of cameos from other webcomics. Backgrounds and crowds make for a […]

Abúi, as drawn by Donna Barr, plus more on the webcomic Abúi’s Travels

The other day I did independent comics veteran Donna Barr a small favor, and as a thank-you gift, she made this drawing of Abúi from the webcomics Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan and Abúi’s Travels for me (both comics not safe for workplaces or other small-minded environments). Abúi’s Travels is a bit of an oddity in my […]

Kate Bush cover of the day #58: The Morning Fog by Sometree

At this point, I’m deliberately searching for cover versions to complete the full set of songs from Hounds of Love/The Ninth Wave. I’ll be honest: I don’t like the distorted and rather strained lead vocal in this one, and I don’t think this adds a lot to the original version. But what can you do […]

Kate Bush cover of the day #57: Mother Stands for Comfort (in Chinese) by Akatomie and Xxlillie

Some ideas are obvious in hindsight. Translating “Mother Stands for Comfort” into Chinese is one of them – it has always sounded vaguely East Asian to me, anyway. This is apparently an all-YouTube collaboration that took two years to complete. “Mother Stands for Comfort” was the only track on Side A of Hounds of Love […]

Kate Bush cover of the day #56: Under Ice by Alice Genberg

Covers of “Under Ice” are just like busses: you think they don’t exist, then suddenly two show up all at once. This version by Swedish singer Alice Genberg updates the original with a 2013-era sound palette but doesn’t otherwise do an awful lot with it. That’s not necessarily a bad thing though. Genberg’s voice adds […]

Kate Bush cover of the day #55: Waking the Witch by The Little Unsaid

Oh my God, this one made my jaw drop. “Waking the Witch” in its original form on Hounds of Love is a completely artificial construction, all Fairlight and multi-tracking and slowed down tape. Then in 2014, I stumble upon this, uploaded to YouTube while I was not working on this series: one man with an […]

Kate Bush cover of the day #54: And Dream of Sheep/Under Ice by Theo Bleckmann

I’ve featured Theo Bleckmann before in this series, very early on, but it’s been three years, and as he did a whole project and album around the songs of Kate Bush, it was inevitable that he’d get featured again. This live recording combines “And Dream of Sheep” and “Under Ice” in a similar atmospheric form […]

Kate Bush cover of the day #53: Jig of Life by Die 5 Percussionisten und das Beethovenorchester

Via The Homeground and Katebush News and Info Forum. Of the 11 songs on the Hounds of Love album proper, 7 8 9 have been performed live by artists who aren’t Kate Bush (only one has been performed live by Kate herself, but that may change). I am still looking for “The Big Sky”, “Under […]