Nick Cave News/Miscellany: 28 May 2008

“I’m never going to be one of those ex-junkies who tells you about my narcotic hell. It was good.” – Nick Cave, Q Magazine, June 2008

More Cave revelations:

In this month’s Q, Nick Cave finally confirms plans to erect a bronze ‘semi-naked’ statue of himself, riding a horse, on the main street of his birthplace in Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australia. The project will cost approximately $57,000, which will require Cave to mount vigorous fundraising efforts. Cave says, “It would feel like a very exotic journey if I did make it back home as a bronze statuette. I don’t dwell on it. I’m not going to pretend it’s not satisfying in some ways. But there’s a lot of work to do yet.” (Q Magazine: June Issue 2008)

(Morgan note: I admit to using CHEAP double entendres to squeeze maximum comedic value out of that news release.)

Nick Cave on Kylie Minogue:

“[Kylie]is the greatest thing that has happened to Australian music. Before her the world didn’t have a f**king clue about our music, nor any interest in it. Kylie has more greatness in her little fingernail than every f**king Aussie indie band put together.” (Contact Music News, May 7, 2008)

“TODAY’S LESSON” Songfacts:
Attribution –

Nick Cave (From The Sun March 7, 2008): “‘Today’s Lesson’ came about because I wanted to write a lyrically chaotic song concerning the received masculine erotic desire on women.”

Nick Cave (From Mojo magazine April 2008): “It came from a series of stories – from my wife, Susie, and from Marilyn Monroe. (Marilyn) talked about noticing that, once she’d started to mature, she made people happy – which was actually the way that Susie put it. It’s always felt that Marilyn died of other things than a simple drug overdose, that it was the extent of the male attention, which a human can’t really take without something bad happening. You only have to look at certain women in the media these days, the way they’re pursued. It’s sickening.”

Nick Cave elaborated to Q magazine June 2008 as to how his wife Susie, at the age of 12, realized she was sexually potent when lorry drivers started parping their horns at her. He explained: “The song’s about the pleasure and pain she took in that. There’s a great French film about a fat girl who has a beautiful sister. They share a room and the beauty is always bringing men back and having lots of sex. Then one day the beauty and her mother are stabbed and beaten to death by a psychopath and the fat one is dragged into the woods. When the police find her there’s a little smile on her face. It’s perverse in the extreme. But I’m interested in what male attention and libido does to women.”


Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Live on Jools Holland, May 2008


Midnight Man (Live on Jules Holland)

Jesus Of The Moon (Live on Jules Holland)

Dig Lazarus Dig (Live on Jules Holland)

Today’s Lesson (Live on Jules Holland)

Tx to thesoulbreath and theoriginalmilo.

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About Morgan Wolfe

I write contemporary LGBTQ fiction that explores the dark & light of human love and desire. Interests: Progressive politics, visual arts, vintage illustration, mid-century design. French films, Queer cinema. Literary quotes. J'adore Paris. Ich liebe Berlin.

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