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SOUND TAKES: IMPLICIT INFLUENCE

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Inner Classics (Arts & Crafts Records)

Sometimes ascribing a name to something (a painting, a song, a poem) becomes easier after creation. One may not realized the extent to which her subconscious has been influenced by outside factors (e.g., geography, philosophy, scholarly text, etc.) until after the book has been written, or the painting has been painted, or in the case of Snowblink’s Inner Classics, until after the record was written.

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Nick Cave Monday #41: “Momma’s Boy”

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Nick Cave was a singer named Freak Storm in the 1991 film Johnny Suede. Tom DiCillo wrote and directed the film. It was his directorial debut. Before this film he paid his dues as cinematographer for Jim Jarmusch.

One day, Nick was at DiCillo’s friend’s place in London and saw the script for Johnny Suede on the table.

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Nick Cave Monday #40: “City of Refuge”

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If you commit manslaughter, you better run to the City of Refuge. It’s what the Old Testament tells us to do because under biblical law the family of the victim can kill you even if it was an accident.

We learned about an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth in Nick Cave Monday #4.  So, in bible times if you kill someone on purpose, then you’re dead.

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Nick Cave Monday #39: “Fifteen Feet Of Pure White Snow”

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In a dreary, isolated town stands a building. Throughout the bland hallways are rooms that have been deserted for years. Old computer equipment, basically just a bunch of shit around.

That doesn’t stop Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds from cleaning it up, bringing in some gear and throwing a moderately attended party.

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