Copenhagen Film Company – Short Film featuring “Hallelujah”

The Copenhagen Film Company has made a short film featuring Hallelujah (No More Shall We Part) by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Helene Kjeldsen (director) and Casper Høyberg (photographer) who both have won several international awards for their creative have been working on the project.

The song starts at 2:52.

The Outing from CPH Film Company on Vimeo.

Documentary: Prophet’s Prey

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This Fall Showtime will premiere the acclaimed documentary Prophet’s Prey. The score of the film was written by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, and Nick Cave provides some brief narration at the beginning of the film. In this documentary Amy Berg explores The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Chris of Latter-Day Saints and it’s main criminal leader Warren Jeffs.

It’ll be released nationally (USA) on September 18th and Showtime will air it after. For the exact timing be sure to check Showtime’s website.

If you want to know more about the documentary, here is a very interesting interview with Amy Berg.

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.

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.

Den Haag Concert Pictures

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Today I’d like to thank Laurens Eliëns for sharing with us over 300 pictures of the incredible Den Haag concert. It’s as if you were there! 😉 You can find them in our Flickr album.

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Interview Translation – Die Welt: “Sick Bags are just perfect for poetry.”

Hi folks,

There is an interview with Nick Cave published in German press and I still have not found out why, but I always find the German interviews hilarious and once again I present you a once English now German interview translated back to English in the middle of the night due to insomnia. How much reality makes it through will not be known probably, so take it or leave it 😉

This one was published in Die Welt. Frédéric Schwilden sat down with Nick Cave in Berlin.

Photos are by the incredible Chris John Dewitt whose photographs of more than three decades Berlin are wonderful and fascinating to younger folks who have a thing for it – like me. I choose some of my favourites. They are from the year I was born, 1985 when Berlin according to Nick was an artistic wonderland. The last one is a place that according to the photographer still looked basically like that in 2008. Some junkyard’s never get old it seems.

Links to original authors and photographers below.

The great musician and poet Nick Cave recommends steroids if you have trouble with your voice but thinks that Oskar Roehler uses the wrong syringes. An interview about racism and stew.

Nick Cave is in Berlin for a concert. During the 80s he lived here. Recently he wrote a poem about a tour of North America he did last year. It is called „The Sick Bag Song“ and is published as a book. He wrote it on airplane sickbags.

Frédéric: Did you have a pleasant journey?

Nick: Yes one can say so. I even slept which is very interesting. Usually I do not sleep well. Today I indeed slept 6 hours.

Frédéric: At dinner I recently sat next to a very successful lawyer. She said that after a 14-hour workday a glass of red wine and a Xanax do it for her. What is your formula?

Nick: I tried everything and experimented for a long time. Now I consciously try to avoid things like that but I am not always successful with that of course.

Frédéric: Nick Cave, I initially wanted to start this interview with the following sentence: I have to thank you, to your song „Jubilee Street“ I maybe had the best sex in my life.

Nick: I am very happy to hear that. Astonishing that you made it through the song. It is longer than three minutes.

Frédéric: You just wrote a poem. It is called „The Sick Bag Song“ and you wrote it on airplane sickbags. Aren’t these bags incredibly beautiful? They look so classy, like they have fallen from time and they are so well designed aren’t they?

Nick:
They are just perfect. Plus there are many interesting things written on them.

Frédéric:
For example: „Please ask your flight attendant for the proper disposal of a used needle“. You never asked the stewart didn’t you?

Nick: No. Never.

Frédéric: „The Sick Bag Song“ is a poem about life on tour. How do you prepare?

Nick: Before we go on tour? We rehearse a little. Of course not too much. But we do not pray or have a circlejerk, that is not our kind of thing.

Frédéric: You sleep in the Sheraton, in the Ritz, in the Grand Hyatt. How do you know that a hotel is good?

Nick: I don’ t really care for hotelrooms. They are just functional rooms that are there. I also don’t care about the bar or the bar food.

Frédéric: A huge problem when you travel long distance is jetlag. You write that steroids help with that. Can you recommend that without hesitation?

Nick: Right, I wrote that. But the steriods really help me more with my flu. I am a singer and when you don’t have a voice in the morning, steroids are genius. The only problem is that they have the tendency to cause some psychological problems. They lift you up totally. But they are really magic when it comes to the voice. If you can’t sing at all, you can do it like Maria Callas once you’re on steroids.

Frédéric: Your poem describes a tour of North America. Do you feel welcomed there? I have a hard time doing so.

Nick:
I feel very welcomed. Is it because you are German? Do you feel like an Arab? Look, that is your mustache. Shave it off and America will be happy to welcome you.

Frédéric: It is also that kind of expressionistic police work.

Nick: You have the advantage of being white. If you are black, it is completely different. There are so many Afro-Americans in prison compared to white people.

Frédéric: Is the American police racist?

Nick: Are you fucking kidding me? Of course. The police has a terrible problem. The cops do not look like polite policemen but like army guys, like Sci-Fi soldiers with Sci-Fi equipment. On top of that their perception is disturbed. They think: If two black people shoot each other, it’s their own business. A black business. Nevertheless America is one of the best places you can visit.

Frédéric: Let’s rather talk about art again. You have created a list of things that stop us most from being creative. The biggest obstacle is procrastination, the tendency to put something off for as long as possible. Do you do that?

Nick:
No, absolutely not. I just heard about it. I personally just have a thought and then realise it. That is how I work. It is not about motivation it is just about realisation. Maybe my work would be even better when there would be a moment between thought and realisation.

Frédéric: One of the possibilities of procrastination, you write, is a terrorist attack. When I saw the Twin Towers crash as a child I wished for a war in Europe cause of a terrorist attack because I thought then I would never have to go to school again. Is that reprehensible?

Nick: No, not at all. It is an astoundingly good idea indeed. In the end you always find a good excuse for not doing things.

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Frédéric: Oskar Roehler just made a movie about the 80s in Berlin. Blixa Bargeld and you are in it as well.

Nick: Personally I was amazed by Blixa’s actor. Fucking hell, that is really Blixa. But the Nick Cave guy, he had a completely different body type. Look, that was more a big guy. Big bones. On top of that the drug scenes were not correct. When film people try to show drugs, they always do it wrong basically. It just is not like that. Look, that guy just opens a casket with a syringe. And this syringe is just too fucking big. You put something like that into horses.

Frédéric: Lets talk about Berlin. What do you think of Berlin today?

Nick: I have no idea about Berlin how it is now. The only Berlin I know is the Berlin of the 80s. That Berlin had a society within the society. An artist society. We were unhappy and felt alienated and we flew from something. And we found refuge in Berlin, this city gave us an artistic unity. I have never experienced that kind of creative bond again. But what happens in Berlin today – I have no idea. What really comes up to me when thinking about Berlin are these sticky dumplings with red cabbage and stewed meat, that is genius.

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Photographs: http://chrisjohndewitt.tumblr.com
Original Interview: http://www.welt.de/kultur/pop/article141176444/Kotztueten-sind-einfach-perfekt-zum-Dichten.html

Translation: Anna

Bootleg – Nick Cave, State Theatre, Sydney, Australia 12th Dec 2014

Just a little note, most of my bootlegs comes from Dime. Please respect the work of the tapers. Keep the files as you have downloaded them (no reencoding) with the text file containing all the info. And most of all: DO NOT RESELL THEM.

Link 1 (Mega – Never expires)

Enjoy! 🙂

We Real Cool
The Weeping Song
Red Right Hand
Nobodys Baby Now
Higgs Bosun Blues
Mermaids
The Ship Song
From Her to Eternity
God is in the House
Love Letter
Waters Edge
Black Hair
Lay me Low
Into my Arms
The Mercy Seat
Jubilee Street

Wide Lovely Eyes false start)
Wide Lovely Eyes
Up Jumped the Devil
Breathless
Jack the Ripper
Push the sky Away

P.S.: FLAC files can be read in players such as BSPlayer.

As a little bonus Nobody’s Baby Now from December 4th. Great interaction with the audience and the song sounds absolutely amazing. I will never get tired of Warren’s violin!