Posts by: Tony DuShane

Nick Cave Monday #25: “Abattoir Blues”

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Sometimes things get murky in our brains. The depression takes hold. It’s more than melancholy, it’s to the point of absolute despair. “Abattoir Blues” is the title track on the double album released with “Lyre of Orpheus” by The Bad Seeds in 2004. With their intent on keeping things fresh for every new release, the […]

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Nick Cave Monday #24: “Mack The Knife”

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One night in January 1995, you may have been alive and lucky enough to have tuned your TV to “Great Performances” a special featuring the music of Kurt Weill. It was the coolest of the cool performing Kurt’s music including Elvis Costello, William S. Burroughs and our man Nick Cave.

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Nick Cave Monday #22: “Jubilee Street”

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Goth girls everywhere will soon breathe a collective sigh of relief causing a variance in the Earth’s orbit. We have been waiting since 2008 for a new Bad Seeds record and we are so very close. “Push The Sky Away”, the 15th release by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds is available next week.

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Nick Cave Monday #18: “Lucy”

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Who is Lucy? Nick’s ex-girlfriend? A ballerina? Whoever she was, we all have our Lucy. The woman who died too young. If you don’t have a Lucy yet, be assured, Lucy will come into your life. Perhaps a few times. When The Bad Seeds busted out with a live version of “Lucy” on their last […]

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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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Nick Cave Monday #16: “Palaces Of Montezuma”

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The last time I interviewed Nick I told him how much I loved “Palaces of Montezuma” from the new record. “You like that one?” he said with a smile. “It almost didn’t make it on the record.” “You’re kidding!” “My wife said she’d divorce me if we didn’t put it on there.”

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Nick Cave Monday #15: “There She Goes, My Beautiful World”

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Whenever I need a boot to my ass to work on writing or other projects, “There She Goes, My Beautiful World” is my soundtrack. It’s better motivation than a Tony Robbins seminar and there’s no need to walk on burning coals or shade your eyes from the glare of his perfect white teeth.

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Nick Cave Monday #14: “Wild World”

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There’s a soundtrack for when I’m about to fall in love with a girl. That precious gap of time between getting to know each other physically and mentally before diving in the pool of vulnerability and embracing love and commitment. Laying in bed, talking, cuddling, kissing, ravishing.

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Nick Cave Monday #13: “Babe, I’m On Fire”

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Clocking in at 14 minutes, 43 seconds is “Babe, I’m On Fire.” The video is so much fun. I would have worked for free as a PA on that shoot just to watch the mayhem in person. For most of the song is Nick calling out characters who say, “Babe, I’m on fire.” Like mom […]

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Nick Cave Monday #12: “Kitchenette”

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Monday! Monday! Monday! “We No Who U R” is available today from “Push The Sky Away”, the 15th record by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds scheduled to release February 18, 2013. Be There! (add echo effect) Let’s talk about Grinderman 2 (2010) and the amazing tour that followed the release.

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Nick Cave Monday #10: “The Carny”

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When we die, “The Carny” will be our soundtrack. Us humans, who have been jonesing for beliefs and answers about the afterlife in this existence…. We will enter a red tent and DJ will drop the needle on the second track from “Your Funeral, My Trial.”

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Nick Cave Monday #9: “Papa Won’t Leave You, Henry”

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Nick Cave scared the crap out of me. The year was 1992 and I was used to grunge and punk rock and loved the bodies hurling into each other. There were bands like The Dwarves who would get naked, bleed, and fight the audience. But with Nick and the guys there was something even more […]

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Nick Cave Monday #2: “From Her To Eternity”

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“From Her To Eternity” is one of Nick’s sexiest songs. It was the title track on the first album from The Bad Seeds and really defined what was going to come with this new project from Nick and the guys. Nick Cave and Mick Harvey had recently moved on from the disbanding of their previous […]

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SFIFF53: Dispatch #7, Closing Night Party

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Friend of the Rumpus Tony DuShane sent us this dispatch from the San Francisco International Film Festival’s Closing Night Party. I’ve been covering the SFIFF since 2000, except when it coincided with rewrites of my novel the last two years. This year it coincided with a bitch of a chest cold after doing publicity for […]

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