Posts Tagged: nick cave

The Driving Thing of It: A Conversation with Mick Harvey

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Mick Harvey discusses his decades-long music career, working on cover songs written in another language, and finding longevity in the music business.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #66: Reimagining Children’s Literature as Mixtape

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In the best collaborations, creative individuals push themselves to work with new media and singular, wild things issue forth. Jeff Antebi of Waxploitation Records has managed to create just this kind of magic in his book, Stories for Ways and Means. A product of ten years’ worth of seeking and story pitching, Stories for Ways […]

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The Rumpus Review of One More Time with Feeling

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“We didn’t ask for it,” Cave begins another poetic flight, and again we think he’s talking about something ghastly, “but it’s all around us, a gratuitous beauty.”

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Swinging Modern Sounds #69: Meaning Yes

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When in need of comfort, it’s always worth trying close reading.

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Word Vomit

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Jack-of-all-trades Nick Cave just pulled a J.K. Rowling, this time on barf bags rather than a cocktail napkin. During his 2014 tour with The Bad Seeds, the multimedia musician/writer/actor penned an entire book on the sides of airplane sick bags, appropriately titled The Sick Bag Song. A limited edition copy available June 4th will include […]

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The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show: Beth Bachmann

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In Episode 8 of The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show, poet Beth Bachmann chats about her new collection, Do Not Rise, Dolly Parton, and the demands of lyric poetry.

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Nick Cave Monday #50: “As I Sat Sadly By Her Side”

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Earth is a bleak planet and the majority of humanity is selfish, each following the compulsion of their id. All you need to do is look out the window to be disgusted at the theater of the human race. Yet, leave it to Nick to create a beautiful, romantic ballad to capture the essence of […]

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Nick Cave Monday #43: “Stranger Than Kindness”

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Anita Lane was one of Nick’s early lovers. When Nick Cave and The Birthday Party left Australia for London, Anita was right by his side. She’s credited for co-writing other songs by The Birthday Party as well as “From Her To Eternity” from The Bad Seeds first record.

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Nick Cave Monday #42: “We Call Upon the Author”

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Many songs by Nick have a way of throwing you down for a good tickling and then, when everything is happy times, he’ll lyrically smack you upside the head. Pay attention, he’s going deeper than that. He’ll sing you a lullaby before dropping you to the floor and sticking his boot on your throat. As […]

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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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Nick Cave Monday #38: “Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!”

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Rest in peace. RIP. That’s what we say when someone dies. So this Jesus dude in the Bible resurrects some people according to the gospels. One of the privileged to come back from the dead was Lazarus. Lazarus was in his tomb and all of his family wept. Jesus asked them to pull the stone […]

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Nick Cave Monday #36: “Dead Joe”

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Even though we’re in the month of May, we can always use a little bit of Christmas spirit. The Birthday Party, Nick Cave’s pre–Bad Seeds band, gave us a song that we can sing anytime of year. There was this dude named Joe. Well, he’s dead, totally mangled in a car wreck. It’s such a bloody […]

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