R.I.P. David Bowie

David Bowie’s not merely a performer. He was part of our childhood. In my eyes, Bowie stands for a certain kind of immortality. David Bowie was my idol. I owned all his early albums and the three Berlin records of course. I loved his music. I don’t want someone like David Bowie to die … When you hear the voice of a person that you love, it’s like a tender touch. Nick Cave

Source: Spex – March 2013

If you plan to buy his new album or older ones, please consider going through Rough Trade as they are donating all the profits from Bowie recordings to Cancer Research UK.

 

Nick Cave writes song for Mavis Staples

Nick Cave is among the artists who have written a song for Mavis Staples‘ upcoming album “Livin’ on a High Note”.

I’ve been singing my freedom songs and I wanted to stretch out and sing some songs that were new,” Mavis explains. “I told the writers I was looking for some joyful songs. I want to leave something to lift people up; I’m so busy making people cry, not from sadness, but I’m always telling a part of history that brought us down and I’m trying to bring us back up. Source.

The song Nick Cave wrote is called “Jesus Lay Down Beside Me”.

The album comes out February 19th.

Here is a title track “High Note” written by Valerie June.

Happy Holidays – 2015 Recap

I would like to you wish a Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

I sincerely hope 2016 will be kind to you and your loved ones.

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2015 has been a really good year for Nick Cave fans with the release of The Sick Bag Song book as well a fantastic European tour. We also saw the release of official Nick Cave dolls by artist Plasticgod and I hear there might be more soon! (Shameless plug: I am desperately missing the Red Right Hand one! Feel free to contact me if you can help me out! ^^) And one of the major news, many of us have been waiting for, the adaptation of The Death of Bunny Munro.

Let’s see what 2016 will bring us!

 

 

Audio goodies: St Petersburg – Solo Tour 2015

Thanks to some super awesome Christmas elves, I can now offer you a fantastic bootleg of the last concert of the 2015 European Solo Tour: St Petersburg – Russia. As usual I have uploaded it on Mega (never expires). If you have issue with it, please let me know.

It goes without saying that you should 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.

If you want to scroll down the previous tour posts, you can do so by hitting the “european 2015 tour” tag. Some links have been updated.

I would like to remind you that the blog is now also on Facebook so feel free to like the page.

Paris

There are no word for what happened in Paris on Friday but my thoughts are with all the victims of the attacks and the people who are affected daily by terrorism. I hope your loved ones are safe.

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Picture by Jean Jullien.

Shilpa Ray – @shilparayisgod Touring Europe

This is slightly off topic but I thought I’d let you know that the amazingly talented Shilpa Ray is currently touring Europe. Her name might sound familiar to you because she has supported Grinderman and the Bad Seeds in the past.

She also worked with Nick Cave and Warren Ellis on this great cover of Pirate Jenny.

If she comes to a city near you, don’t hesitate to go. She has such a unique voice and deserves to be known.

26.10.2015 MANCHESTER – SOUP KITCHEN
27.10.2015 GLASGOW – BLOC+
03.11.2015 COLOGNE – BLUE SHELL
04.11.2015 HAMBURG – JAZZ CAFE
06.11.2015 BERLIN – MASCHINENHAUS
05.11.2015 COPENHAGEN – LOPPEN
06.11.2015 BERLIN – MASCHINENHAUS
07.11.2015 KRAKOW – SZPITALNA 1
09.11.2015 VIENNA – RHIZ
10.11.2015 BRNO – CABINET MUZ
11.11.2015 PILZEN – PAPIRNA
12.11.2015 TILBURG – EXTASE
13.11.2015 DEN HAAG – CROSSING BORDER FESTIVAL
14.11.2015 DIKSMUIDE – 4AD
16.11.2015 PRAGUE – LUCERNA MUSIC BAR
17.11.2015 TRENCIN – KLUB LUC
18.11.2015 KOSICE – TABACKA
19.11.2015 BUDAPEST – a38
20.11.2015 DOBRIS – DK
21.11.2015 ROZNOW – T KLUB

See she is even Nick Cave approved. ;)

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If you still don’t believe me, have a listen at some of these fantastic performances.

Keep an eye on her Facebook for exact timing and ticket details.

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Movie adaptation of The Death of Bunny Munro

bmIt’s been reported that Anna McLeish and Sarah Shaw, who are Melbourne producers, have launched Carver Films, and are set to produce The Death of Bunny Munro. The novel will be adapted by Nick Cave, and directed by Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth (20,000 Days on Earth). I don’t know about you but I can’t think of better directors than Jane and Iain considering how fantastic 20,000 Days on Earth was.

Financing and casting have just started so it might be a while before it hits the big screen but it’s a fantastic project to look forward to.

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P.S.: I have made the banner a bit more Halloween-y. Hope you like! ;)