Posts Tagged: murder ballads

Nick Cave Monday #17: “The Curse of Millhaven”

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We have embraced the love songs and feelings of the heart…this week it’s time to get our hands dirty. No more snuggles, let’s shed some blood. “The Curse Of Millhaven” was originally written for P J Harvey to sing. She opted for a duet with Nick called “Henry Lee.” I can’t fathom anyone but Mr. […]

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Stories We Tell

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Molly Boyle writes about how murder ballads helped in her efforts to find the “sublimity of survival” after an attempted rape. “The stories we tell ourselves happen often to be about dying, in the most romantic, sometimes pat, often campy and necessarily truncated ways. But these stories tie up their loose ends. There’s a beginning, […]

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