I can't stop listening to The Boys Next Door's "Shivers" lately. I just think the lyrics are absolutely FANTASTIC. I don't even want to know how many times I've listened to it this past week or so. It is so bloody fantastic. It's heart-wrenching and his voice is wonderful on it...guh. Question time! Which N.C. songs get your waterworks a-runnin'?
I also must mention my favorite N.C. song, "(Are You) the One..." because...COME ON! LISTEN TO IT!
But yes..."Shivers" is aptly named. We've all seen these, but I can't help it:
The scrapped Gladiator 2 script, penned by Mr. Cave, leaked online. *cough*
From metro.co.uk: A copy of singer Nick Cave's rejected script for Gladiator 2 has been leaked onto the internet.
Cave was originally asked to write the sequel to Oscar-winning film by director Ridley Scott and star Russell Crowe.
The Guardian reports that the pair had hoped that Cave would be able to come up with a "creative solution" to deal with the fact that Crowe's character, Maximus, is killed off at the end of the film.
The musician's adaptation sees Maximus meddling with Roman gods in the afterlife. He is then reincarnated, spends his time defending early Christians, reunites with his son, and ultimately lives forever.
Maximus goes on to World War II, the Vietnam war and ends up working for the Pentagon.
Unsurprisingly, this version was rejected for being too over the top.
Scott told UGO.com: "Russell [Crowe] didn't want to let it go, obviously, because it worked very well."
"I mean, when I say 'worked very well', I don't refer to success. I mean, as a piece it works very well."
"Storytelling, he [Cave] works brilliantly. I think he enjoyed doing it, and I think it was one of those things that he thought 'Well, maybe there's a sequel where we can adjust the fantasy and bring him back from the dead'."
As most of you know, Nick's second novel, The Death of Bunny Munro, is scheduled to be released September 1st of this year. You can preorder here for only $16.32! And that's hardcover!
While checking Amazon today, I saw that a new cover (the first one with the drawn rabbit) had been uploaded. I'm not sure if they're both going to be used, or...? Anyway, I have to say, I like it much more than the other one, which I've also included here. The drawing just seems more Cave to me. What do you think?
A friend of mine was sad. I said, "picture Nick Cave...in a chicken suit...wearing moose antlers." She laughed, but I made this just to solidify the greatness of the image:
Changed the photo of the moment a few days ago to this:
If you scanned this, let me know.
Also, an amusing photo I found during random internet searchings. I called this one "Redneck Fuckfest". If you are in this photo and are not Nick Cave, I apologize. But seriously...it's called antiperspirant/deodorant. He looks right amused by this lot.
My layout cuts this off. CLICK HERE to view the shitkicker on the right.