Tuesday, February 24, 2009
And this brilliant performance of "From Her to Eternity" from 1990 (*wonders if that's actually just orange juice, haha*):
Saturday, February 21, 2009
WARNING: I am not afraid to look hideous in pictures. Also, if you don't know this by now, I am a complete and utter DORK.
My inspiration was http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v73/kamikazequeer/random/uglybastard.jpg, which I keep in a Nick folder called 'Douchey Pics of Wonder'. I called it ugly bastard not because of Nick, who I find dashing in it, but the guy I cropped out, which is odd, as he wasn't ugly really either. Hmm.
I posted more on the forum, but I'll save you that. Here is me before the 'staching (note lame-o husband on phone and Tigger wearing my cat's chicken suit):
Right, so me...looking like Nick Cave...EXACTLY like him, man...
Ever wonder what Mr. Cave looks like taking a dump? Wonder no more.
Who am I kidding? I'll just be Salvador Dali instead.
Image from HERE.
NC&TBS to Score Plays
From icelandreview.com [ LINK ] comes news of Nick and the Bad Seeds' involvement in scoring some plays.
Vesturport, an Icelandic theatre group, has reached an agreement with the Seeds to get three of their plays scored by the band. The plays the Seeds will be working on are a version of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis, Georg Büchner's Woyzech, and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust.
The music for all three plays is going to be released simultaneously, and knowing Mr. Cave & TBS, it will be pretty damned amazing. I am unfamiliar with Woyzech, but the other two seem perfect for our fellows to work on.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at the Plug Awards March 6, 2008. Nine videos, most from Dig!!! Professionally shot, and gorgeous.
First video is Dig!!!:
All nine videos here.
Also, if you didn't know, Nick Cave Fixes is now located HERE, so make sure you update your bookmarks!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Aristotlekh on youtube uploaded nine EXCELLENT clips from the Cologne, Germany Bizarre Festival, 1996. They start with this one. Excellent quality, so check 'em out!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
(For what it's worth, of course she's a great singer, but...)
I've witnessed a few people lately talking about how Nick needs to give up the Grinderman "shit" and focus on making more "hits".
Since when does Nick have to make huge hits to make good music? Are you kidding me? To say he needs to have another huge hit is just...whatever. He's made many great songs that were nowhere near the commercial level "Where the Wild Roses Grow" was, but I would say they're even better. He doesn't need a huge hit on the charts to make good music.
Sorry, but this is something I really feel strongly about. Like, if you don't have a hit on the charts, you're music isn't good? Um, no, it just means you're not catering to everyone's idea of what is catchy/poppy/etc.
The fact that so many people NEED brainless, catchy pop drivel is WHY he isn't more famous than he is. I prefer my music thought-provoking and genuine, not radio-friendly, polished, and unoriginal for the sake of making a cheap buck. Thanks.
I wouldn't mind if a song was a hit, but with his stuff, he doesn't need commercial success to be great in my eyes.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I'm sure many of you, while googling, have come across this OTHER Nick Cave (how dare he have the same name?!) that makes soundsuits. Whatever soundsuits are; I really don't know and frankly couldn't care. To the best of my knowledge, they're suits made out of popcans and hair (maybe Euchrid made them...?) Whatever they are, they'd be much more amusing and strange if our Nick Cave made them. As they are, they're just...really fucking strange.
Anyway, this guy thought that the soundsuit Nick Cave was Mr. Black Crow King, went to the event, and was bouncing off the walls in excitement at having a front row seat.
Then he realized his mistake. It is documented HERE for our amusement. I am SO glad this didn't happen to me. But it's a very well-written, very hilarious play-by-play of the mishap. Bwahahaha. I laughed so hard that my balls dropped. And I don't even have balls, so there ya go.
"I just couldn't bring myself to write a song called 'No Dick Blues'":
Magnet interview from 2007 HERE.
At the end of our lunch - during which Cave eats heartily - he asks me for the time and jumps up, stricken, when I tell him. “Oh God, if I don’t go now I’ll be late for Luke,” he says, looking like the 12-year-old I first saw. “You know what it’s like in the playground; I’m terrified of getting into trouble with the teachers.” His father, I think, would be proud of him.
I was looking for more old interviews...WHY had I never read this interview before? [ LINK ] This is not the entire interview, just a taste. Read the whole thing if you've never done so - it's quite good.
How serious were the deliberations when you were a judge the World Beard And Mustache Championships?
To be completely honest I was at sea—completely at sea. I wouldn’t know one fucking mustache from another one.
How did you decide?
I just said what the guy next to me said. All I know is I felt humbled because I had this kind of pathetic sort of thing growing on my face, and I know there were some extraordinary mustaches and partial beards, particularly. You know—‘A man without a mustache is like woman with one.’
What kind of things do you write in your office that will never see the light of day?
Oh, the hardcore porn that I get into?
Would you be opposed to a posthumous collection of all your pornography?
Not at all. I’m just saving it for a rainy day.
What book have you given away the most copies of?
One book I tended to give away quite a lot which I think is extraordinary is The Informers by Bret Easton Ellis. I think it’s great book. I’m actually a huge fan of his. That particular book—The Informers—line for line is just extraordinary. It has this effect—you feel you like you need to read him fast, and if you don’t and you just check out one line followed by the next line, what he’s writing to me is just extraordinary. He’s definitely a contemporary writer that I’ve sort of turned people on to—that particular book of his.
What films? The Dark Knight?
I saw that—fucking wild! I saw that with my kids. They’re like eight and it blew their fucking heads off. They kind of walked out with the blood drained from their faces.
What’s something practical you can tell people to help them make daily life a little bit better for themselves?
Right now I’m hearing the most beautiful violin I’ve ever heard in my life being played by Warren Ellis.
You’re breaking my heart by proxy.
He’s unbelievable. I don’t know. Who wants to hear what I got to say? You have to try a bit harder than that to wrap up the interview. You want me to do all the fucking work.
Monday, February 9, 2009
(Photo by Daniel Boud)
There is a really brilliant set of live Dig!!! tracks up at THIS BLOG. I highly, highly recommend picking them up, since they're incredibly good quality and just all-around amazing performances.
It's from some iTunes live sessions in London, and the tracks are:
"Dig, Lazarus, Dig"
"Lie Down Here (and Be My Girl)"
"More News From Nowhere"
Definitely a must-grab.
That's not the part that annoys me.
What annoys me is that now my playcounts for those songs are all reverted back to zero. I had reset the plays after the September 22nd concert, just so I could see how many times I'd listened to any given song since then. "Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!" had 27 plays, for instance. Now, they're all back to zero.
I am incredibly saddened and pissed off by this.
Mr. Cave is also not amused. He seems to have a rather "what the fuck?" attitude about this matter.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
I call this one "THAT IS AMAZING":
You can view my crappily handwritten journal entries, comments, and photos from the concert I went to at the link below. There are a couple photos at the end I did not take, but feature me looking like I am a crying American Idol fan. I wasn't crying, but it looks like I was.
To advance through the pages (there are three pages of photos in all), click the "next page" link at the upper right. Read the comments with each photo, because they are amazing. Oh, and a.) click each thumbnail, b.) click the bigger picture to view even bigger.
I apologize to Mr. Cave for some of the less-than-great photos. I know you actually look great - I just have bad timing and caught you at some odd moments.
My Nick Cave Concert Experience : complete with witty comments ahoy! Or, you can CLICK HERE and then just click "next picture" to go through all the concert pics, minus the journal entries. The comments are below each photo.
Have photos/experiences of your own? Share away!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Interviewer: 'What about Tori Amos. You said the "twinkling cunt" line in Green Eyes [also on The Boatman's Call] was about her sewing sequins into her pubic hair. I bet she wasn't flattered by that.'
Nick: 'That's simply not true. It keeps getting repeated in the press, but it's not true.'
Interviewer: 'It's here in this music magazine from 1997. The journalist asks, "You have first-hand experience of this?' and you say, "Yes."'
Nick: 'I lied. I start to lie when things get really tedious. Anyway, I met Tori in the lobby of a hotel once afterwards. She seemed a lovely girl. She didn't send any letters of complaint. I think even if it were true it's kind of flattering. I mean, how sweet. What a sweet thing to do...to sit there and sew sequins into your pubic hair.'
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
(Oh, come on. You know why I had to use this photo of her.)
Marianne Faithfull's newest album, Easy Come, Easy Go, is slated to hit U.S. stores March 17th. This will be her 22nd album, and it features many guest vocalists. Chan Marshall (the lovely Cat Power), Sean Lennon, Keith Richards, Rufus Wainwright...
And our very own Mr. Nick Cave. Yep, Nick and Marianne are back after their collaboration on Marianne's Before the Poison album. This time, they are taking on The Decemberists' "The Crane Wife 3".
You can read more about Marianne's newest album HERE.
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Sunday, February 1, 2009
View the video here.
Here's an interview with him backstage at the MOJO awards. He's so cute, smiling about John Fogerty.