Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Nick Cave New Year

Don't forget to take part in the Nick Cave Holiday Challenge. No entries yet, but by January 10th at the latest, have your answers in. You don't have to answer everything.

It's almost 2010, and to are ten of my favorite lesser-known N.C. pictures from throughout the years. You've probably seen some of 'em, but they're some of my favorites for sure. They were received from all over the place, so if you see scans of yours you want credited, let me know. Click for big-ness, and ENJOY!

Have a WONDERFUL and safe New Year. Remember...

1. Cherish your memories.

2. Take time to dance.

3. You are beautiful.

4. You need to remember to breathe.

5. You deserve a break.

6. Sometimes you've never seen the whole picture before (seriously, when I saw this, I was's the whole picture! It's usually just THIS).

7. It's okay to forget where you are sometimes.

8. Sometimes, be the only one in the room who takes time to notice.

9. We all have our good side.

10. Sometimes, it is okay to wear/say/do embarrassing things. LAUGH at these things.

BONUS: Remember THIS picture:

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Rowland S. Howard

I just got an email that says that Rowland just passed away after his battle with cancer.

Nick Cave Fixes has a tribute entry up, so be sure to comment. :(

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Nick Cave Holiday Challenge

When I have money, I will buy you a Nick Cave-related gift if you win this challenge. In the event that more than one person ties, I will put your names into a hat and draw. I will probably make a super stupid video of me drawing the name.

This contest is only posted here. I don't want to spend money on some random person on LiveJournal who never stops by the blog. I want to give one of YOU something quaint. And I overdraw my bank account constantly and can't afford to eat at McDonald's, so you KNOW I love you all for this. :D

Yeah, but what's the prize? That's cheating! It's going to be worth around $50 and I'm paying for whatever it is out of my own poor pocket. Just because I'm an idiot so loving.

To eliminate possibility of cheating, send all answers to ziggy_star(at symbol)


State where all the Nick Cave references in this collage come from (or as many as you can). I can't stop you from googling, but it'd be super lame and un-holiday-like if you did, so don't. Plus, if you do, you WILL go to hell or be eaten alive by rabid ferrets.

Click for bigness.


State (in the same email) what the following things have in common. It may help to have all the albums out so you can think easier. In the event that you come up with something I didn't, I'll probably give you partial credit. But if you're like, "they were both written by Nick Cave," I WILL ridicule you publicly and send Santa over to your house, and he WILL fart on you.

Here's an example of what kind of things you should be thinking about. If I said:

The albums Murder Ballads and The Best Of, the answer would be, "both albums have a painting as the cover art". Or, if it was, "What do the songs 'From Her to Eternity' and 'The Good Son' have in common?" it would be, "both are the title tracks to albums." Get it? Pretty simple. These are NOT hard, and you SHOULD have the albums within reach.

1. The albums The First Born is Dead and The Boatman's Call
2. The albums No More Shall We Part and Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus
3. The albums Let Love In and From Her to Eternity
4. The albums Let Love In and Birthday Party's Prayers On Fire
5. The albums Tender Prey and Birthday Party's Mutiny
6. The songs "Stranger Than Kindness" and "From Her to Eternity"
7. The albums Let Love In and The Boatman's Call
8. The albums The Good Son and Dig!!!, Lazarus, Dig!!!
9. What is the connection between Henry's Dream and Tender Prey, in regards to Live Seeds?
10. The album Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus and B-Sides
11. The albums Kicking Against the Pricks and Best Of
12. The albums Grinderman and Kicking Against the Pricks


Send me, in your email with the above answers, a list of all Nick Cave/BP/Grinderman related merchandise you have. Seriously, I don't want to buy you something you already have. I mean EVERYTHING, cuz who the hell knows what I'll buy you. Give me a HUGE list of all the posters, CDs, books, pictures, clippings, shirts, g-strings, vibrating flower pots, etc. that you own. Related to Nick Cave, I mean. Duh.

Send to ziggy_star(at symbol) by, like, January 5th or so.

Monday, December 14, 2009

D.O.M.'s Boots

Just so no one misses them, there are some great bootlegs available at the forums. Bootlegs include:

BOYS NEXT DOOR – Swinburne College, Melbourne | August 19th, 1977
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – Later With Jools Holland | October 2004
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – Alcatraz, Milan | November 2004
GRINDERMAN – Roskilde, Denmark | July 4th, 2008
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – Palace Theater, Melbourne | January 2009

Here they are:

There is also this:
Nick cave & The Bad Seeds | Live @ Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisboa | 04.21.2008
HERE. (Password is: doyouloveme)

Thanks to d.o.m. at the forums. :D

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Nick's Pretty

That is all. Old meme? I don't care. :D

Saturday, December 5, 2009

POTM: Classic Portrait

Finally changed the photo of the moment. I was randomly searching and found this, which I had NEVER seen before, so hopefully none of you have either. It's relatively HQ, which is difficult to find in the Nick Cave world.

He looks like he's either thinking, "please...this is ridiculous," or "if I try to look like a sad puppy, maybe someone will hug me."



Thursday, December 3, 2009

Clippings - Nick Talks Dinosaurs and Aboriginal Girls

It's been hectic lately with school. Next week is finals, so over the holiday break, I should be able to resume Cave-tastic posting. I have a stupid/amusing idea for some random thing that I will make soon.

For now, here are some Cave photo goodies that the lovely Caroline sent my way. The interview about Boatman's Call is particularly amusing. Not sure where these articles are from, but anyway. I now share with you all. Thank you, Caroline!


Caroline and I think the interview from Melody Maker he mentioned is most likely THIS ONE.

Thank you again, Caroline. <333