UPDATES: MOJO Awards
Voting is now closed and the MOJO Honours List ceremony is set for June 16. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds are up for 2 awards. Here are the categories and their competition. I think Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! will win Best Album but Duffy’s “Mercy” might run away with Song of the Year.
1 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!! (Mute)
2 Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare (Domino)
3 Radiohead – In Rainbows (XL)
4 Duffy – Rockferry (A&M/Rough Trade)
5 Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raising Sand (Decca/Rounder)
Song Of the Year
1 LCD Soundsystem – “All My Friends” (DFA/EMI)
2 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!” (Mute)
3 The Last Shadow Puppets – “The Age Of The Understatement” (Domino)
4 Richard Hawley – “Tonight The Streets Are Ours” (Mute)
5 Duffy – “Mercy” (A&M/Rough Trade)
The legend of Nick Cave
Articulate: ABC Online, Australia
— Could the semi-naked statue story be a send-up?
Nick Cave Trashing Hotel Rooms and Taking Drugs
Anti’s extract from Radar Magazine‘s May/June issue:
“What’s So Funny About Nick Cave?”
–Nick talks about his colorful f**king history with the Radar’s Aaron Gell.
More News From Nowhere
The Mirror.co.uk (May 9, 2008)
“Cave’s crazed but charmed life must be a vital inspirational pool for this mighty song. Peopled with impossibly colourful characters driving into oblivion on the endless highway, News is pure rock ‘n’ roll magic.”
A Wink and a Leer
By Jess Harvell
The Nation: June 2, 2008 Issue
“Maybe he got fed up with playing slow or decided that reconnecting with his musical id would be cheaper than therapy. Either way, in recent years Cave has slowly yet forcefully renewed his devotion to rock’s cheaper thrills while laying bare the liver spots, erectile dysfunction and impotent fears about the ruined planet his offspring stand to inherit. That’s his trick: with a wink and a leer, he inflates these middle-aged laments to the same mythical, near ridiculous proportions he once reserved for murderous backwoods boys. And he does it over a racket that offers a respectable third way for those who recognize the potential silliness of a fiftysomething father kicking out the jams while not necessarily wanting to cede the stage to those under 30. Cave’s unique, self-lacerating sense of humor helps him avoid the self-parody of rock’s sexagenarian cocksmen and middle-aged do-gooders preening across stadium stages.”
Take that, Mick Jagger! “A Wink and a Leer” is among the best of the recent articles/reviews on Nick Cave’s life and art. I cannot tell you how cool it is to find this story in The Nation, a magazine I read voraciously before I burned out from writing mostly political posts.
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