GAS PANIC & KATE BUSH RETURNS: Around lunchtime today, a couple of media reports about gasoline pipelines being disrupted by Hurricane Katrina caused a panic in Atlanta and a run on the pumps. By rush hour, traffic was lined up down the roads and convenient stores were jacking up prices to more than $4 per gallon for regular and there were reports of one place charging $6. Price gougers and morons. Rumors were running rampant that some service stations were closing and the city was about to run out of gasoline. Despite reassurances from the governor's office, people were still trying to top off their tanks.

The news from the Gulf Coast continues to worsen by the day. New Orleans -- that beautiful, vibrant city -- is being totally evacuated as water continues to rise. Thousands are feared dead. Looters have taken over the city and around 20,000 people are being evacuated from the Superdome to the Astrodome in Texas. The refugees may have to stay for months. Other parts of the coast are devastated beyond words. If you haven't made a donation, please do so.

Amidst this insanity, a bit of excitement. EMI announced today that Kate Bush's new album, Aerial, will be released in the UK on Nov. 7 (Nov. 8 in America). It's a double album (hooray!) and will be preceded by a single called King of the Mountain. I'm already making plans to be in London on the day of the release to meet up with friends for a listening party and bathing in the relief that we finally have new music from Kate after 12 long years of virtual silence.


Annie Mole said…
Remind us when you are coming over to London nearer the time, it might be nice to meet up, so I can say thanks personally for making a donation to my fundraising page for the victims of London's bombings.

Anonymous said…
I mostly know you from postings on Kate Bush News and Info and this blog.
A posting of yours has inspired me to go over to London, U.K. and take in the whole KB promo push, etc.
Please blog about it on your site also.


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