Marcus Berkmann

The secret to a long and happy pop career? Don’t die

Still, Joni Mitchell retires from time to time, appalled by the iniquities of the music business and her own inability to overcome them

As everybody in the world except me seems to have seen Kate Bush’s live shows — against all apparent arithmetical sense — these have been gloomy weeks in the primary Berkmann residence. Even the mother of my children managed to acquire a last-minute freebie, even though she only really likes the first two or three albums and Bush didn’t play those.

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