We bed in a bucket of butcher’s knives

Ah awake with a hatchet hanging over my head (yeah yeah yeah)

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Jack the Ripper
Live at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, 2/3 June 1992

Tx to Aviadha

Song: Jack the Ripper (Cave)
Album: Henry’s Dream 1992
First live performance: 26 April 1992, Norwich Waterfront Festival, UK.
1st leg of the Henry’s Dream Tour, 26 April – 5 June, 1992.

Tx to: Nick Cave Collector’s Hell for the info!


Still breathing? Well, get yourself settled down … it’s dark and spooky time…

I’ve always been fascinated by true crime stories, especially the unsolved cases. The most famous example is the original ‘Jack the Ripper’ who terrorized London’s Whitechapel district in the late 1800s. Who was he? How did he avoid detection? Why did the murders suddenly stop? The case has baffled amateur and professional sleuths for more than a century. There are numerous books on the murders, and on Jack, the most interesting of which is the so-called ‘Diary of Jack the Ripper’ which names the killer and thus definitely solves the Ripper case. In keeping with the season, we’re off on a bloody murder tangent with a set of vids and links for Ripper fans to enjoy. The rest of youse can scroll down to the bottom for today’s ‘Halloween Fix’. 🙂

Jack the Ripper Documentary (Part 1 of 6)

Part 2 , Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 (Tx to GrubcoMedia)

The Diary of Jack the Ripper (Pt 1 of 5)
Part 1 of a documentary, produced by Michael Winner, about the discovery of a diary that was supposedly written by Jack The Ripper.

Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 (Tx to Marcelbonzo1971)

NEW: ‘The Diary of Jack The Ripper: Another Chapter’ — a new book by James Stettler.  Visit website: http://www.13millerscourt.com/

it’s your turn, my beloved one….

Welcome to The Dark Side.

Nick Cave as Maynard, Ghosts of the Civil Dead
Dir: John Hillcoat (Australia 1988)

Ghosts of the Civil Dead – directed by John Hillcoat (1988)

This post marks the 21-night countdown to Halloween, a celebrated occasion at here at Nick Cave Fixes. From now until Fright Night, we will present the stuff of nightmares, culled from the darkest recesses of Count Cave’s psyche.

Your host on our journey is Maynard, a sordidly handsome, hopelessly depraved character, who insists he is Count Cave’s Alter Ego.  Now that you’ve met him – and witnessed his behavior up close and personal via the clip – we can proceed.

We’ve chosen Maynard (perhaps at our own peril) to open our annual celebration of the gruesome and macabre with songs he particularly enjoys.  For one thing, he claims that Nick Cave sings them with ‘his voice’.  If I were you, I’d believe the psychotic S.O.B.

Under the page cut are Maynard’s favorite videos, which he selected via the closed circuit TV bolted to the wall of his filthy prison cell. I’m told he was rather excited after the viewing. 

The TV did not survive.

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