If it comes down to it, I’d rather blog about music, writing and Nick Cave’s rarefied place in the world of performance art than just about anything else. Fortuitously, I found the following interview clips of Mr. Cave, from Belgian TV. A stunning glimpse into the mind of a prodigiously gifted writer and his craft.
Personally, I am fascinated by the creative writing process and the methods that writers employ to channel their creative flow in order to manifest a sellable product. Some writers observe and report on the world while others are storytellers who create from something internal. I’m not talking about the non-fiction v. fiction or reporter v. artist dichotomy. It’s more than that.
Writers write in response to very different stimuli, some external, some internal. Accordingly, writers respond to the world in different ways. Cave gets at this in part 2, particularly when he speaks about how songwriting has changed since the 60s. I thoroughly enjoyed his insightful remarks.
If you are interested in creativity and artistic expression, Nick Cave’s interview will not disappoint.
Spraakmakers: Nick Cave Interview (Belgian TV, March 2008)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKXMoaSEGp0 – (1 of 3: Intro, background on band)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItkFrQeyJSk – (2 of 3: On the creative process, writers)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR8FUv2tZnA – (3 of 3: Projects, on being Australian, wrap-up)
(NOTE: This article is mirrored at Morgan’s Musings, my social commentary blog.)