Thursday, December 16, 2010

I am way too easily amused by my XBOX avatar...

As IF I am the only one who does stuff like this...THIS post is for my dear friend, Meghan. :)



Tuesday, December 14, 2010

On the Road with Grinderman: Spin Article

Spin magazine has, for once, a really great article up on its site. No, I mean, really good and entertaining. It's an article all about what it was like for a guy to go touring with Grinderman.

The very first picture of Nick scares me because he looks like Billy Bob Thornton, post-facelift. I think it's just a bad picture. The boa picture is amazing, and it's not the pink one!

Nick goes shopping for magic tricks, almost barfs over chicken gizzards, Warren keeps vomiting or having diarrhea...no, seriously, that's just the first couple pages. OH, and the thing about getting a dog = adorable and hilarious.

It's long, but DEFINITELY worth the read for such gems as:

"The three of them begin ordering for the table: skewers of chicken hearts and gizzards, beef tongue, quail eggs, and French fries with spicy cod roe and mayo sauce. Nick looks pale. "Do you have any, like, plain rice?" he asks the waitress."

"Warren, after four nights of gastrointestinal battle, improbably orders a side of chili. "He just likes the attention," Nick notes.

"Nick blows me away with his one-night stand years ago with a renowned and extremely temperamental diva. They went back to his hotel and got busy. Hungover the next morning, Nick drank the glass of water that was on the night table. Water that contained the diva's contact lens. "She never quite forgave me," he says.

Oh, and there's a disgusting joke Nick tells too...involving incest and, erm...well, anyway...haha.

CLICK HERE!

QUOTE OF THE YEAR: "The only things scarier than Nick Cave are Nick Cave fans."

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

11/27/10 Seattle: Videos

My videos from the Saturday, November 27th Grinderman show in Seattle are up! It took place at the King Cat Theatre.

Most of my videos are short clips, since I didn't realize how AMAZING my memory card was, and I didn't want to spend too much time screwing with videos. I was also RIGHT ON a speaker monitor, so the audio on most of these is pretty horrid. Some of you will be like, WHY even both sharing that; it's awful! Because they're MINE, and that pleases me. Plus, the video quality is spiffy. :)

Set list:

Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man
Worm Tamer
Get It On [bad audio]:


Heathen Child [two clips with HORRID audio]:


This one is Cave rockin' it like he does, at least [the guy just in frame on the left is Bill: he rocks AND just got engaged to his fellow Cave-lovin' sweetheart...CONGRATULATIONS, BILL!!!]:


Evil! [bad audio; Warren going nuts]:


When My Baby Comes [bad audio]:


What I Know (we got the manly version; my only qualm with the show-I would have preferred a sensitive version)

Honeybee, Let's Fly to Mars (from this point on, audio is MAGICALLY better-I don't get it) [short clip; I was wracked with nerves, preparing for The Grinderbunny Moment; see: previous entry]:


Kitchenette [seen in previous entry; note Grinderbunny]:


No Pussy Blues [FULL song; note Grinderbunny falling onto Jim's drum at 2:27 and how he keeps trying to play with him on there...also, Nick momentarily forgets the line "I combed the hairs across my...head!" *wink*]:


Bellringer Blues

===ENCORE===
Palaces of Montezuma
Man in the Moon
When My Love Comes Down [three clips]:






Love Bomb [FULL SONG: amazing; he proclaims his love, then starts in front of me, does some epic eyebrow things, and at 2:57 smiles adorably at Warren and magically looks 35 again]:


Grinderman [three clips, the last being about two and a half minutes]:




Last one's rather intense...Nick and Warren are MADMEN. [I like how my scream cracks at 1:42, showcasing how much I was yelling all night]:


THE SHOW WAS ABSO-FUCKIN'-LUTELY FANTASTIC. Best show I have ever, EVER seen. If you can see Grinderman, GO...for the love of ALL...GO!!!

Next up: pics from the show, and Eulogy for a 'Stache news(!!!)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Adventures of Grinderbunny!

I AM SO SORRY THIS IS SO LONG. I have more stuff to share, but I'll wait a bit, haha.

I have lots of things to share about the November 27th Grinderman show, but I figured many of you would be wanting to know how the Grinderbunny/thank you's turned out, so I am starting with that.

The Adventures of Grinderbunny!

First of all, THANK YOU so much to everyone who submitted thank you's to be included in this fan project for Nick. I hope you will all be pleased with how things turned out, and let me assure you that Mr. Cave...well...just read on...
After only sleeping two hours the night before (I was WAY too excited), we went to get breakfast, but I really couldn’t eat.

ALL PHOTOS AND VIDEOS BY ME.

Since we brought my brand new camera, we had to take my bag into the restaurant with us. Grinderbunny (a stuffed bunny...The Death of Bunny Munro; get it?) had a mustache and bushy, Cave-like eyebrows. I had taken the thank you’s from fans, folded them into origami crows (of course!), put them into an envelope, and pinned it to Grinderbunny’s back to toss onstage. Anyway, he had to come in because he was in my bag and I did not want ANYTHING to happen to that thing.

Grinderbunny before we left that morning. He looks pissed.


Oh, and here are the fan thank you’s, folded into crows (the envelope said, “thank you, Nick. Open the birds” on it.


Grinderbunny is grumpy without his cup o’ joe.


He’s only fifteen inches tall, but he can drive pretty well, actually.


Grinderbunny mugshot? Or just worried about leaving us behind? Don’t be afraid, Bun-Bun. Nick Cave will take care of you.


My husband and I started making Grinderbunny say things in a Nick Cave accent, and this horridly annoying video is the result:


Grinderbunny's MUSTACHE FELL OFF TWICE, but we were able to get some more glue and some tape. Tape? Yes, tape...fail. But I could NOT give Nick the Grinderbunny without the 'stache. But yes, luckily there was a grocery store nearby. Phew.

I knew Nick didn’t play guitar on two of my favorites, which would be played back-to-back, “Honeybee” and “Kitchenette.” I figured I would time The Throw of Grinderbunny between those songs. I was going to try to record a video of The Throw to Nick’s feet as soon as “Honeybee” was over. Therefore, when “Honeybee” began, my heart IMMEDIATELY began pounding like I can’t even explain. I got super light-headed and panicky (I have anxiety anyway). This was when he would either give the Grinderbunny a “WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS?!” look, or say, “I don’t have the mustache anymore; let it go!” or something. I HAD NO IDEA WHAT TO EXPECT. So yes. Here is a video clip from “Honeybee”.

Just know that I felt so anxious and panicky during the duration of this song. It’s about my FAVORITE GM song, aaaand knowing The Moment was arriving…stressful:


I’d been trying to hide the bunny from EVERY FAN ALL DAY, by the way. I wanted it to be a surprise for everyone. After the freaking fiasco with the ‘stache falling off, the fact that I didn’t get The Throw recorded isn’t that surprising. My husband should have recorded it, but I told him, “No! I can do it.” Right. Um, NO, Andrea…FAIL.I WAS GOING TO RECORD THE THROW. That was ALWAYS my plan…HOWEVER…somehow, in the excitement…I bumped the “record” button again and recorded NOTHING involving The Throw.

BUT I can tell you what happened pretty exactly.

As soon as “Honeybee” ended, I stopped hiding Grinderbunny and got ready to toss him at Nick’s feet. BUT NICK ENDED THE SONG STANDING RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. I looked up at him and HANDED GRINDERBUNNY RIGHT TO HIM. He carried it as he stepped over the monitors, and then turned to face us and BEAMED A HUGE SMILE and LAUGHED. I was NOT expecting him to LAUGH. Then he looked right into my eyes, then back to the bunny, still amused as hell, and said, “THANK YOU! It’s GRINDERBUNNY!

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! HE TOTALLY DUBBED IT GRINDERBUNNY, JUST LIKE I HAD BEEN REFERRING TO IT ALL ALONG!!!!! OH MY GOD!!!!!!

The envelope our thank you’s were in survived and were still pinned to Grinderbunny, and Nick immediately walked over to Jim’s drums, put Grinderbunny on part of them, and then the band launched into “Kitchenette”.

KITCHENETTE VIDEO CLIP; WATCH FOR THE GRINDERBUNNY!!!


Note the bunny perched just-so on Jim’s drums. At some point the bunny loses a shoe, but not in these:




I just love that Nick is obviously thinking, “awww, they gave me a gift; it’d make them super stoked if I put this on the drums.” BECAUSE IT TOTALLY DID. I WAS FREAKING OUT. YOU HAVE NO IDEA. It was the coolest thing EVER, and I turned to Nick (my Nick) and said, “this almost makes up for not meeting him earlier,” AND IT IS SO TRUE. The Grinderbunny Experience was…AMAZING.

Grinderbunny started tipping precariously due to Jim’s INSANE, BADASS drumming:


The Grinderbunny hung out for awhile, but during "No Pussy Blues," he fell onto one of Jim’s drums 02:31 into the song. Jim tried to keep playing with the bunny there, as you can see. Then he got tossed off the drum and to the floor, where he hung out for the rest of the night.

At 03:20 or so, some girl yells out after Nick says, “she didn’t want to,” “I DO!” and another girl yells, “I DO, TOO!” and he laughs at it and says, “I do, too,” which amuses me to no end. Then he wanted the crowd to clap so the camera gets put down for a bit. Which is cool, cuz you can see how the camera’s jumping around due to the speakers.

Video is high defintion if you click it and then make it full-screen. :)


Thank you all SO MUCH for taking part in this. I know he will love our thank you's and he was DEFINITELY amused by Grinderbunny. :D

WHAT THE HELL???!!! GRINDERBUNNY IS ON FACEBOOK! ;D

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Upcoming Cave Interview Book!



If this new (yet unauthorized) Cave book is anything like the Tom Waits book, Innocent When You Dream, it will be awesome. It sounds like the same thing, which is a book comprised mostly of interviews WITH NICK from throughout the years.

EDIT: Mat Snow is the guy who apparently "Scum" is based on.Because of that, think about if you want him to have your money or not. It's between Cave and Snow, but yeah...

Gonna be honest...the title scares me. Sounds like tabloid fodder. We shall see.

I preordered it; it comes out January 11th and you can preorder it from Amazon HERE. I will let you all know the verdict when I get it, but it sounds good, if it's all past interviews and what-not.

That was beyond amazing

Man, that...was...AMAZING. I will share Grinderbunny's (and your thank you's) adventures soon. It's taking me forever to type everything up, edit pics, get videos uploaded, etc.

Seriously. You'll love it....

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Letter on Behalf of All of You

To be thrown up to Nick tomorrow. I hope you all are okay with what I chose to say on your behalf. I wrote this on...well...you can read...

Dear Nick,
This is on behalf of all the fans who could not send me their thanks in time or, as some admitted to me, were just too nervous to include their own notes in this project.

I have, through your music, met many of your fans and know them to be some of the most creative, unique, thoughtful people I have ever known. I get emails from them through my blog, and the words they have to say about you, the art you create, and how important you are to them is beyond beautiful. I thank you on their behalf for touching their lives, for being there for them through some insanely dark times (and the good times too), and for making their lives more beautiful and complete with every word you so selflessly give to the world.

Thank you so much, and do know that your fans truly love, respect, and appreciate you.

Love,
Your Fans

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanks This Saturday (yes, SATURDAY)

If you would all like to thank Nick for something, send in your thanks of 250 words or less to the addy in the bar to your right. The show is THIS SATURDAY, November 27th. I am going to throw our thanks up on stage along with...something else that is amusing. You'll see, and I'll try to record the throw.

Also, IF I meet him, I will try to ask him if he got the Eulogy for a Stache book...but it may slip my mind. I don't know if I will be able to meet him or not, but yes.

If I don't get any thanks, I will thank him for all of us with words of my own choosing.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cave's Dark Secrets (NYPOST.com)


(Above photo by ? and not from following article.)

THIS INTERVIEW is short but amazing. It contains these and more:

Interviewer: Two words: “Johnny Suede.”

Nick: There you go — what a great role. It’s been downhill ever since. I launched Brad Pitt’s career. He owes me a lot, that boy.

Interviewer: Like your bands, that’s another all-male gang.

Nick: Yeah, it’s terrible for my poor long-suffering wife. All that testosterone and bad smells she has to put up with.

Read more: RIGHT HERE

Everyone be hoping/wishing/praying for me to meet Mr. Cave this Saturday! I would love to thank him in person for everything.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Your chance to own the cutest thing ever.

NOTE: Not my auction (cuz I'd never sell that picture).

Because SO MANY people have asked me about this picture, which I have framed and hanging on my wall...

Well, someone else has it up to buy! It's the BEST Nick Cave picture ever, as far as disgustingly, adorably cute goes!

THE PUPPY PICTURE!

No, seriously. It's so worth ten dollars. I mean...COME ON.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Grinderman Photo Contest

First of all, THIS INTERVIEW amused me, particularly the last bit.

Anyway, re: this news bit...photos should most certainly be allowed.


from antilabelblog.com

Grinderman are an explosive musical ensemble comprised of Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos. The band will be taking their electrifying live show across North America in the coming weeks in support of their acclaimed new album Grinderman2. In lieu of this, Grinderman are seeking aspiring photographers to capture performances throughout the tour. Those interested are asked to submit links to digital portfolios via email for consideration. The band will select a winner for each show on the tour and the winning photographer will be given special access to shoot their local show as a house photographer. The resulting photos will then be posted on the band’s official website and Facebook page alongside the works of professional photographers.

Contest instructions:

*Submit link to an online portfolio of your work to: grindermanphotocontest@gmail.com

*Enter the date of the specific show you wish to be considered for in your subject line. Ex. “11/17/10 Show”

*Provide your full name and mobile number in the body of the e-mail

*Send us your e-mail no later than 48 hours before the show.

If you plan to enter and have questions about the contest, please send them to: grindermanphotocontest@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mickey Mouse

The lovely Caroline found this and sent it my way, so much thanks to her. There are more photos on the site in this little slideshow type thing. I missed that the first time.

Grinderman...proving once more that they are cooler than you.


Came from the link below, which includes a pretty awesome interview with the band.
LINK

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Compelling, really...

(Will post something of substance soon, but for now...just a reminder...)

THE POWER OF 'STACHE COMPELS YOU!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Worm Tamer Single


November 22nd, the second single off Grinderman 2, "Worm Tamer," will be released on green vinyl and other formats. The vinyl will come packaged with a poster, and judging by the ones that came with Grinderman 2 and "Heathen Child," it will probably be awesome.

Tracklisting:
1. Worm Tamer
2. Worm Tamer (A Place To Bury Strangers Remix)
3. Worm Tamer (Grinderman / UNKLE)

Click below to read more.
LINK

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Creepiest Voices in Rock

Through the AMAZING Tom Waits blog, The Eyeball Kid, comes a link that amused me a bit. Both Waits AND Mr. Cave are on the list of the 13 Creepiest Voices in Rock. I find the list mostly "made of fail", as much as I hate that phrase. Really? I don't find their voices creepy so much as BADASS. And the songs they chose as Cave and Waits' "gravest"...come on. Is "The Mercy Seat" the gravest? Surely "Stagger Lee" is creepier? And "Earth Died Screaming" for Waits? Hmm..."Starving in the Belly of a Whale" creeps me out way more.

I will agree with Bjork being on there, for sure. That lady scares the HELL out of me. You know whose voice REALLY scares me, though? Tiny Tim. All the way.
Someone tell me this is a misprint. WHY IS THIS $500?!
P.S. So, am I correct in assuming the updated, gladiator/Grinderman book should be a no? That's cool. I was panic attacking thinking about it anyway, haha. XD

P.P.S.
I just got a new tattoo. It's not Cave-related, but still, it should be easy to figure out. Guess which one is mine?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

New(ish?) B&W Portraits






I do not remember where I found these, sadly.

Oh, and Laura, who I love, just pointed out this great video interview:
TADA! Thank you, and you are awesome in an epic way. :D

Friday, October 22, 2010

Photo of the Moment? Pretty much. :-)

I don't want to detract visitors away from the photographer, so...

I found an amazing portrait of Nick, and it's HUGE, and definitely worth checking out.

Go here: Geoff Johnson's Gallery. Hover over the bottom left of the screen, where the four squares are. Click the Nick Cave thumbnail.

TADA! Gloriousness. :D

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Gladiator Urgings

Please send Grinderman/Gladiator-themed stuff by November 26th. This is for an updated version of The Eulogy for a 'Stache Book, and will be given to Mr. Cave at the Grinderman show on the 27th. Even if I have to just chuck it up onstage, I will do so.

Drawings, crappy songs, poems, photos, photoshopped photos, etc...throw in some stupid Gladiator stuff and email to ziggy_star@comcast.net

Let me know if you'll be taking part. WOOHOO!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Grinderman Live (polewka123's vids)

First of all...Grinderman? Tour? Blog? Why, yes. AND IT'S RIGHT HERE! Bookmark so you can keep up with the 'men on tour.

Now then...polewka123 on youtube has these great videos of Grinderman live. AWESOME, and much thanks to them for sharing. Makes me so excited about the late November show. :D











Sunday, September 26, 2010

Nick, a Bunny, and a Bigass Man Purse

Found HERE by the ever-lovely, ever-great Caroline (thank you!), I give you...Mr. Cave...holding a bunny...and a really big man purse. Sure to make you either go, "awww, how adorable!" or run for the hills. Either way - hurrah!

The site says the bunny's name is Fluffy.

Pics are bloody huge.

Only a true badass rocks a bunny.


No idea why he's shirtless in this one. A part of me
wonders if it was his idea or if the person taking the
photo was like, "eh, Mr. Cave...half naked?" Creepy.


I can't help detecting a faint air of menace behind
that smile.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Birthday! And Grinderman Being Bearded and Crazy

Mr. Cave, you are still talented, amazing, and lovely. CHEERS!


Someone on the nick-cave.com message board shared this:
Grinderman...behind the scenes! Fifteen minute flute solos!


Also, don't forget about Mr. Cave's belated birthday thing HERE. Photoshop in gladiator gear, make gladiator-themed crap, pose with a wolf, etc.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Rock That Piano

If any of you post Cave-related stuff on tumblr, you should link to the blogs you get stuff from. Not just because I see stuff from here there (not that I own copyright on pics, mind you), but because I see stuff over there all the time and I'm like...WHERE did you find that?!

This has nothing to do with Grinderman. Someone just shared this link with me and I hadn't seen this performance. It's fantastic!

(This still is a bit unfortunate...I hate when youtube does that.)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Waiting

GRINDERMAN 2 IS NOW OUT.

I, however, am waiting on mine to ship over from the UK. I got the CD/vinyl/Grinderman print combination. I REFUSE to hear it on anything other than vinyl for the first time. So shhhhhh. I know there are streams online, but again - I refuse! When I put that needle to the groove, I want it to be the first time I hear those words.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Grinderman 2: Track by Track

Let me know if you're interested in THIS.

Pedestrian.tv has a GREAT little track-by-track interview with Grinderman.

"MICKEY MOUSE & THE GOODBYE MAN"
Nick Cave: Mickey Mouse & The Goodbye Man sets up a kind of narrative that is echoed throughout the songs on the record and it became the first song because it’s there for that reason and also because it’s very direct. It’s a rock n roll song in a strange kind of way and I think it drags people into the record pretty effectively.

"WORM TAMER"
NC: Well, Worm Tamer, for me, is one of the most extraordinary songs I’ve ever been involved in all the years of making music. I’ve never heard anything like it in my life. It’s got a wry kind of lyric to it, but sonically it’s really extraordinary and I can’t really describe it, you just have to kind of hear it. There’s something really mental about it, I think.
Warren Ellis: Worm Tamer is a very dense number. It’s one that’s going to be interesting to play live, I think. It’s the one song that really doesn’t sound like anything I’ve ever heard before. I think it’s very unique-sounding that song. I really love it; that one and Kitchenette, I think, are probably my favourite songs on the album.

"HEATHEN CHILD"
Jim Sclavunos: Heathen Child, which is the first single to be taken off Grinderman 2, is very groovy, infectiously groovy, deeply and profoundly groovy. You might say it’s a predatory groove; but you can bump and grind to it (even if you’re not a predator). You can belly dance to it, assuming you have the right physique. You can even do the huckabuck, if you are particularly agile. I believe it also lends itself to long private episodes in the bathtub… if the video is any evidence.

"EVIL"
JS: The song Evil, I believe, will endure to prove that it has a timeless appeal, very much like the appeal of its subject matter.

"KITCHENETTE"
NC: Well, Kitchenette is kind of a down home, dirty, stoner blues. It’s Warren’s favourite song on the record, I think.
WE: Well yeah, I really love Kitchenette ‘cause it just has such a wonderful loose feel to it and I think it actually feels… For me it’s one of the best vocals I’ve heard Nick do. It’s really so relaxed and the phrasing is fantastic and it just feels like you’re really in a moment with it. You feel like you’re listening to it as it unfolds, which is actually what it is. I really love that song. I could listen to that one song over and over.
JS: The track Kitchenette offers a sobering look at the sordid conditions of modern marriage and family life and the various temptations and disillusionment besetting this institution. And all of this has been set to a relentless, sinister and growling groove.

"WHAT I KNOW"
NC: Once again, that was a piece that was a moment we captured, purely improvised, that was within this period, when we originally recorded stuff, and it was just this really beautiful quiet kind of moment that was had and we just chopped it out and kind of pasted it into the record.
JS: What I Know has a very different feel for Grinderman. It spotlights our more introspective side. I would liken it to a delicate, fragile bauble being caressed by a mesmerized Cro-Magnon.

"BELLRINGER BLUES"
JS: Bellringer Blues is a battlefield hallucination set to stoner funk. It was the sleeper track of the
album and I think it’s a perfect album closer, as it draws the curtains on the troubled affairs of the album with an air of triumphant rapture.

From THIS LINK

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Stache Book Part Two?

Remember the Eulogy for a Stache fanbook last year? [LINK]

How many of you would be willing to contribute some Gladiator-themed stuff for an updated version, which I will personally give to Cave (sometime during the end of the show while he's on stage) at the Grinderman show?

I want more guys to contribute, seriously. It's supposed to be a tongue-in-cheek fan project, not just OMG! CAVE IS HOT! type thing. Seriously. Eric, it is not just about the 'stache...it is now about flaming farts as well.

Since I scanned last year's book, I can print it out again to be put into an updated SPECIAL EDITION! NOW WITH MORE GLADIATORS! book. I want to make a video of me handing it to Nick, but as I will be beyond terrified that he will look at me strangely or say, "I got the other one" or "oh, so you're that weirdo," I don't know if that will happen, but I will try.

Who would be interested in contributing? If you want a 'stache pic, that's fine, or just words to Nick (keep in mind this will be just a few months after his birthday, so birthday wishes are a go), and Gladiator helmets, etc.

I am buzzed from too fruity beers. What the hell. Let me know!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tender Prey: Live Videos

Something I have been wanting to do for awhile is to go album by album, posting my favorite live videos for each song (if possible). Inspired by my post featuring original versions of songs on Kicking Against the Pricks.

I am starting with Tender Prey, as it is my favorite Bad Seeds album. I hope you enjoy.

When I couldn't find a particular song live, well...share a version if you have one!

01. The Mercy Seat


02. Up Jumped the Devil (can't find - if you do, even just mp3, let me know)

03. Deanna (come on, it cracks you up, too)


04. Watching Alice


05. Mercy


06. City of Refuge


07. Slowly Goes the Night (can't find - provide if you have it)

08. Sunday's Slave (can't find - provide if you have it)

09. Sugar Sugar Sugar (SERIOUSLY provide if you have it; love this song)

10.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Heathen Child GIFs

The things boredom makes me do, I swear. Should be safe for work, unless Nick Cave spinning around in leopard print underwear and gladiator garb is offensive.

The flaming fart (and some of the horrible other ones with about five frames) would have been better, but I had a program cap everything and apparently the program found certain scenes unworthy of capping.

They get bigger if you click them.













In other news, I HAVE MY GRINDERMAN TICKETS for the Seattle show. Also, still no Cave Uncut here in the States.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Video Request?

I have a favor to ask of you all. None of the "save youtube videos" type websites are working for me. Could one of you upload, to some megaupload/yousendit/etc., the "Heathen Child" video? Preferably in .avi format, but .mpeg is okay too? (.flv if nothing else)

Would totally be grateful.

Nick Cave says, "please?"

(pic gets huge when you click it)


I see...a Gladiator outfit and leopard print undies in my future!

Friday, August 13, 2010

These Boots Are Made For...Trading!

Hey, Cave fans! If you love Cave (Birthday Party, Bad Seeds, Grinderman, any and all between) bootlegs (and why the hell wouldn't you?!), you have GOT to check out the amazing Laura's wonderful trade site. She has everything nicely organized by audio/video, band, etc. She has an EPIC list of goodies, so if you are or will become interested in exchanging Cave bootlegs, I'd make her the first place to check out. It's freaking mind-blowing how extensive her collection is.

Laura's Cave Trading Site

This is a public service announcement brought to you by the wolf on the new Grinderman cover. AWOOOOOOOOO!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Heathen Child Video

I KNOW you all want to see the "Heathen Child" Grinderman video.

CLICK HERE and be amazed.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Gladiator and Pokemon in the Old West

How did I not see this one? Must make gifs.

To quote myself on youtube after seeing this, "Oh my god...so amazing. It's like Gladiator and Pokemon by way of the old west."

video

Grinderman are so delightfully strange.

I've probably posted this before, but come on...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tour Dates: Grinderman

Yes! Grinderman finally announced US tour dates. Now I just have to obsessively check for when the Seattle show goes on sale.

From Grinderman's Myspace...here are the upcoming tour dates:

European Dates:

09-25 Nottingham, England – Rock City
09-27 Leeds, England – University
09-28 Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowlands
09-29 Manchester, England – Academy
10-01 London, England - Hammersmith Apollo
10-04 Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
10-05 Zurich, Switzerland - Volkshaus
10-06 Milan, Italy – Live
10-07 Rome, Italy - Atlantico
10-09 Ljubljana - Slovenia
10-10 Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
10-11 Munich, Germany - Muffathalle
10-13 Leipzig, Germany - Haus Auensee
10-14 Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
10-15 Cologne, Germany – E-Werk
10-17 Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
10-20 Utrecht, Netherlands - MCV
10-21 Hamburg, Germany – Docks
10-23 Copenhagen, Denmark - Falkoner Theatre
10-24 Randers, Denmark – Power Station
10-26 Paris, France – Cite de la Music
10-28 Groningen, Netherlands - Groningen De Oosterpoort

North American Dates:

11-11 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix
11-12 Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis
11-13 Boston, MA – House of Blues
11-14 New York, NY - Nokia Theatre
11-16 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
11-18 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
11-19 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
11-20 Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
11-22 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
11-23 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
11-26 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
11-27 Seattle, WA – King Cat Theater (Someone should meet up with me!)
11-29 San Francisco, CA - Warfield
11-30 Los Angeles, CA – Music Box
12-01 San Diego, CA – House of Blues

Tickets go on sale August 20th via Ticketmaster.
Reference link.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

NC on the Pop Group

No idea what this is about. Like you've never been drunk and youtube searched either. ;)



Pretty sure I've seen this, but a bit out of it and it is AMAZING!!!

It's Getting Exciting Now!

I stay away from the 'net for awhile, and what happens? THREE newsworthy Cave happenings, I say, and not one of them has to do with the oh-too-soon release of Grinderman's second album.

1. Mr. Cave is planning to take on and write a remake of the movie, The Crow.

2. The Death of Bunny Munro, Cave's second book, is going to be made into a TV mini-series.

Check nick-cave.com for the full stories on those.

3. THIS:


My initial thoughts on the above:
I've never seen the original movie of The Crow all the way through, but I can imagine it being something of a travesty to hardcore fans that it may be getting remade. I am interested to see what Cave could do with it, though.

As for Bunny Munro, as someone who liked the book but didn't LOVE it, I would actually really like to see a film of it, since seeing it in another medium may help me come to love the story more. (Ignore the huge sentence.)

My thoughts on the magazine: AWESOME. But if that's a recent picture (I don't think so), he's been subjected to the Photoshopped Hairline Treatment again.

What are YOUR thoughts?

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Story of Deanna

A friend of mine (hi, Lori!) sent me a package a few years ago with this Cave comic taped to it. I totally forgot that I hadn't shared it with you all. I love it. :D

The top ripped off, but obviously the first frame would say, "When I was 12 years old..." This was from a feature in some magazine (SPIN, possibly) called "Real Life Rock Tales." Artists tell their tale, and someone draws it up as a comic. So these ARE Nick's own words, accompanied by artwork from Bryan Talbot. Enjoy! I find it highly amusing, and the frame with Nick and Deanna hiding behind the tree at the church cracks me up for some reason.

Click for full-size.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Songs to Hide From Mum

What songs would you NOT want your mum/mom to hear?

Think of the songs, from Boys Next Door, Birthday Party, Bad Seeds, Grinderman, etc., that would shock your mother and make her run for the nearest church. The dirtiest, slimiest, sexiest, most grittiest and irrefutably nastiest Cave songs you can think of.

COMMENT!

So far, I've thought of:

"Black Betty" (the very energetic rawness of this would scare her)
"Hard On For Love" (cuz it's sexual and perverted)
"Jangling Jack" ("too bloody and violent and LOUD!" she'd say)
"John Finn's Wife" (just think about it.)
"Loverman" (she would think, "this is dirty white noise!"}
"No Pussy Blues" (because it has the word "pussy" in it)
"O'Malley's Bar"
"Say Goodbye to the Little Girl Tree" (again, think about it)
"Stagger Lee" (we should all agree on this one)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Hardcore Plaid Trousers

Here. :D

And I'd never seen this:

Friday, July 2, 2010

Puppet in the Hands of a Demented Puppeteer

Nick Cave Fixes has some very, very exciting news. :D

Again, do let me know if you are interested in doing another birthday project for Mr. Cave. The response seemed fairly...non-existent, which is fine if you don't want to. I'd just like to know either way.

I have ideas about things to post, but for now, I'm going to share these.

Scan from Laura, the Great and Glorious. :D This is great because it's an article about The Boys Next Door. Laura, you are amazing. Thank you so much for letting me share this! HUUUUUGE scan, so click and enjoy!



And here's a great portrait by Olaf Heine:

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Bearded Magnet

Many of you have seen these, I'm assuming, but my current intoxicated state thought, "DEAR GOD! THE BEARD! MUST SCAN AND UPLOAD!"

I know the scans aren't as good as they could be. The last thing is, like, upside down or backwards or something. I'm drunk...what do you expect?

NOTE: THIS BLOG DOES NOT CONDONE DRINKING. BUT IT REALLY does.


From...some issue of Magnet magazine (Sept/Oct 2001). Enjoy the beard!