Bootleg – Prospect Park – Brooklyn – July 26th, 2014

A year ago the North America tour was in full swing. If you remember, I’d decided to travel to NY to catch the concert there. It was an amazing trip, filled with great memories with friends and an exceptional concert. Unfortunately there is no bootleg of that specific concert but I thought I’d share again the next best thing: the Prospect Park concert. A show filled energy only like the Bad Seeds can deliver.

Bootleg: Prospect Park – July 26th, 2014 (Mega link)

As usual please respect the work of the taper. Only convert to mp3 for personal use.

P.S.: There is currently a Go Fund Me campaign in memory of Arthur Cave going around. Nick Cave Fixes is not associated with this campaign. Please be very careful if you plan to donate, do some research, contact the person who started the campaign,…

I personally believe that the family is now more than ever deserving of some privacy so think before you want to start something even if you probably mean well.

You can also easily support them by not sharing any article who have used personal pictures of Nick and Susie Cave during this tough time, as well as any gossipy article.

Arthur Cave Dies in Tragic Accident

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the Cave – Bick families as well as their friends for the loss of Arthur.

We can only send you much love and strength to go through this awful tragedy.

Full story here.

Nick Cave & Plasticgod Collaboration

Bit of a fun news today, Nick Cave has commissioned Pop Artist Plasticgod to design six limited edition, vinyl toys based on his songs. Only 250 of each designs has been produced by 3DRetro, a producer and retailer of collectible figures.

The toys will premiere this weekend at San Diego Comic Con where the artist will sign the Red Right Hand version from 1pm to 2pm. Location: 3Dretro/DKE booth 5045.

Plasticgod is a Los Angeles based pop artist known for clever parody interpretations of celebrities and pop culture icons in his unique, colorful, mini-figure toy style. Over the past 15 years, his clients and collectors have ranged from A-list celebrities to Fortune 100 companies, including political ambassadors. Having shown in galleries and museums in countries all over the world, Plasticgod continually recognizes the plight of those less fortunate as well, demonstrating his compassion by donating proceeds from the sale of his artistic works to an array of charities and not-for-profit organizations helping those in need.

After Comic Con, the figures will be sold at Plasticgod.com, 3Dretro.com and boutique, vinyl stores around the world.

The 6 inches tall figures are expected to retail around $50.

Red Right Hand

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Tupelo

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Into My Arms

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The Ship Song

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Babe, You Turn Me On (Glow in the dark version)

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Babe, You TDurn Me On

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Audio goodies: Glasgow – Berlin – Moscow from European Solo Tour 2015

Hi everyone!

I am sharing a couple of more audio bootlegs from the European 2015 Solo Tour today: GlasgowBerlinMoscow.

They all are on Mega. Enjoy!

As usual please respect the work of the tapers. Always share the files as you have downloaded them and do not sell them. Convert to mp3s for your personal use.

Nick Cave visits the charity organisation: Deti Plavolvska

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At the time of the Moscow concerts I stumbled upon some cute pictures of Nick Cave with a group of kids from St Petersburg. I was a bit curious as their Instagram account (detipavlovska) was described as “an experimental project of social integration.”

I got in contact with them to find out more about it, and I received a wonderful email from their Founder and CEO Evgenia Shtill. She kindly explained to me their goals and sent me some pictures. I have also decided to only share the pictures that were already public on their Instagram as I think the other ones are wonderful but I think reflect a very special moment between Nick and these kids, and should remain somewhat private.

Anyway I thought it’d be a great idea to put them in the spotlight on this blog, and if you can, please consider making a donation. All the details can be found at the end of this post.

Deti Plavolvska (meaning kids of Pavlovsk) is a charity organization that take care of disabled kids (with down syndrome, autism, cerebral paralysis) who grew up in huge orphanages. The social system in USSR created these orphanages so that the parents could get rid of their kids as they were not seen as champions. It was the norm so to speak to not keep these children at home.

These orphanages are still open and the one in the town of Pavlovsk is the biggest one in Russia. They used to have a thousand kids living there. Now they are down to 400. The volunteers of the charity met the kids there years ago and decided to travel with them to the city, teach them how to read, count, paint, read, etc After a while they were faced with an even bigger problem. Once the kids had become adults, they had to move from the orphanage to a psycho-neurological internat which is basically a big hospital with no structure to improve their quality of life. That’s when they decided to create the foundation to support them.

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They are currently taking care of 17 teenagers (18+) who are living in wards. They want to make them part of the society and live ordinary life as citizen. Of course their mission is incredibly difficult as these kids are prisoners of a social system that don’t allow them to go out. But Deti Plavolvska is not giving up and they are being successful.

They have an art studio based in one of the institution. The teenagers make fantastic artwork there. They can make whatever they want with their hands, and have the opportunity to sell their art. They also have teacher and psychologists who work with them to improve their intellectual level. Four of their kids have already managed to leave the institutions and are currently living alone in their own flat!

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Their main issue now is to find money to renovate an old building in St Petersburg. The building needs works to be suited for their art studio, they also need art supplies etc That’s where, dear readers, you might be able to help them by making a donation. They are currently looking for €70000 so every cent counts.

Evgeniia would really be grateful “if people from the other side of the earth take care about the life of 17 unordinary adult kids who are able to do amazing art.”

This is their EURO account if you are able to make a donation.
Holder: Evgeniia Nekrasova
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Moscow, Russia
BABJRU21NVS, BABJRU21SPB  ST.PETERSBURGBRANCH

I know this post is a little different from what you can read here, but it’s a wonderful charity and even if are not able to donate, I think it’s incredibly important to be aware of the situation.

You can also find them on Facebook.

Blixa Bargeld – Artist Talk interview (audio available for download) in Brussels

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Einstürzende Neubauten performed in Belgium and Blixa Bargeld gave a quick interview as part of Ancienne Belgique – Artist Talk before the “Lament” concert.

The tickets were free but very limited. Blixa was interviewed by Kurt Overbergh for about 30 minutes. I am mentionning this here because toward the end they chatted a bit about the Bad Seeds and Nick Cave.

I have recorded (audio only) the interview and you can download it here (Sendspace link) or here (Mega). It is a rar file so you need to unzip it.

European Tour: St Petersburg & Thank you!

BKZ Oktyabrsky – Saint-Petersburg / Russia – May 26th, 2015

Setlist

Water’s Edge
The Weeping Song
Red Right Hand
Brompton Oratory
Higgs Boson Blues
Mermaids
The Ship Song
From Her to Eternity
Stranger Than Kindness
God is in the Shouse
Into My Arms
West Country Girl
Tupelo
Black Hair
the Mercy Seat
Jubilee Street

Encore

We No Who U R
Up Jumped the Devil
People Ain’t No Good
Jack the Ripper
Push the SKy Away

Videos:

More here.

Well the “solo” tour is over and I think it has been pretty incredible. I can’t wait to see what will be the band’s next project. A big thank you to all of you who have followed the blog during this tour. There was a big increase in the stats!

Remember you can still order official recordings of the Hammersmith and Royal Albert Hall concerts here.

As for bootlegs: Brussels day 1 – day 2. Den Haag day 2.

It’ll probably be a bit more quiet now but you can still follow us on Facebook and there are more audio/videos goodies to come.