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Re: Nick Cave's wife

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her fashion label seems to be loved by a princess and other stylish folk :

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/socie ... ite-brand/

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/princes ... 00415.html
sebmelmoth2003
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angelheaded hipster

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first documentary to explore the complex and revolutionary music and lyrics of Marc Bolan and T. Rex.

includes cosmic dancer - nick cave.

https://releasing.dogwoof.com/angelheaded-hipster

https://www.sky.com/watch/title/program ... 1d2cc85090

https://www.skystore.com/product/angel- ... 7917693ae0
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nick cave at shane mcgowan's funeral

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a rainy night in soho - nick's tribute

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAsMLJ0lFN8

alternate video with other comments - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj704YTqoZw

full funeral coverage - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYX_AgIFAFo
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Re: Nick Cave

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Hello Sebmelmoth2003,

Thank you for the ink of Nick's tribute at Shane McGowan's funeral and for all the info you and others have posted here about Nick Cave.

Being curious about him, I have been enjoying his "Red Hand Files" emails for several months now. His answers to the random questions and comments posed by those who write to him never cease to amaze me. No matter how caustic, adoring, heartbreaking, or hopeful the pleas for a response from him are, his answers come across as thoughtful and straight from the heart every time. He is a very interesting guy and very eloquent. His take on things is always worth reading. I confess I haven't listened to all of his music, although I have enjoyed several recordings, "The Weeping Song" and "Into my arms" to name only two, but I can see why he has "garnered a reputation for being exceptionally cool" as Christopher Jo has put it here.

Nick Cave is definitely exceptionally cool. I can see why he was attracted to Leonard.

Vickie
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Re: Nick Cave

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vlcoats wrote: Sat May 06, 2023 5:07 pm Hi B4!! This is what Nick had to say about it in his Red Hand Files...

The Red Hand Files
ISSUE #235 / MAY 2023

QUEEN ELIZABETH I GOING IN PROCESSION TO BLACKFRIARS IN 1600
(AFTER ROBERT PEAKE THE ELDER)
Why the fuck are you going to the King's coronation?
JON, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

I see that you will be attending the coronation as part of the Australian delegation. Are you a Monarchist? Why go?
ADRIAN, CAMPERDOWN, AUSTRALIA

The coronation. Seriously????
ROGER, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Nick Cave going to the coronation??! What would the young Nick Cave have thought of that?!
MATT, LEEDS, UK

Dear Jon, Adrian, Roger and Matt,

I’ll make this a quick one because I’ve got to work out what I am going to wear to the Coronation.

I am not a monarchist, nor am I a royalist, nor am I an ardent republican for that matter; what I am also not is so spectacularly incurious about the world and the way it works, so ideologically captured, so damn grouchy, as to refuse an invitation to what will more than likely be the most important historical event in the UK of our age. Not just the most important, but the strangest, the weirdest.

I once met the late Queen at an event at Buckingham Palace for ‘Aspirational Australians living in the UK’ (or something like that). It was a mostly awkward affair, but the Queen herself, dressed in a salmon coloured twin-set, seemed almost extraterrestrial and was the most charismatic woman I have ever met. Maybe it was the lighting, but she actually glowed. As I told my mother – who was the same age as the Queen and, like the Queen, died in her nineties – about that day, her old eyes filled with tears. When I watched the Queen’s funeral on the television last year I found, to my bafflement, that I was weeping myself as the coffin was stripped of the crown, orb and sceptre and lowered through the floor of St. George’s Chapel. I guess what I am trying to say is that, beyond the interminable but necessary debates about the abolition of the monarchy, I hold an inexplicable emotional attachment to the Royals – the strangeness of them, the deeply eccentric nature of the whole affair that so perfectly reflects the unique weirdness of Britain itself. I’m just drawn to that kind of thing – the bizarre, the uncanny, the stupefyingly spectacular, the awe-inspiring.

And as for what the young Nick Cave would have thought – well, the young Nick Cave was, in all due respect to the young Nick Cave, young, and like many young people, mostly demented, so I’m a little cautious around using him as a benchmark for what I should or should not do. He was cute though, I’ll give him that. Deranged, but cute.

So, with all that in mind, I am looking forward to going the Coronation. I think I’ll wear a suit.
I do wish I was half as eloquent as that. Breathtaking. Thank you.
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Re: Nick Cave

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This morning's letter from The Red Hand Files is too beautiful not to share. Nick Cave has lost two of his three sons, & now he's become a grandpa.

https://www.theredhandfiles.com/my-wife ... expecting/

Here is the letter:

My wife and I are expecting a baby boy next week. All the tests are normal but I seem to swing from terror to euphoria and back again by the minute. Mostly terror! [ ] No real question, I just wanted to let you know.
MARIUS, LOCKPORT, NY, USA

& the response from gramps:

Dear Marius,

Last Saturday morning, I walked out of the Park Hyatt in Melbourne into a dazzling sun-filled day, having been awake all night anxiously waiting by my telephone. I headed into town and bought a coffee and a sandwich from Pellegrino’s, then walked past Parliament House and up by St Patrick’s Cathedral to Fitzroy Gardens, where I sat on a bench and considered your question.

Of course you are oscillating between terror and euphoria, I thought, because what you and your wife are about to embark on is perhaps the most substantive course of action two people can take – to bring a baby, that fragile interwork of spirit and atoms, that squalling metaphor of conjugal love, that emissary of hope and potential, that boy of joy, into what is, by any measure, a deeply troubled world. I thought about what a defiant and outrageous act of positive intentionality it was, of courage and faith in the human adventure itself, of resistance against cynicism, of pure, undiluted trust in things, and I felt a very real affection for you both.

As I drank my coffee and ate my sandwich, I thought of my son, Luke, and his wife, Sasha, who had welcomed their own baby boy into the world last night, and I experienced a wave of great elation. A breeze rippled across the lawn, the birds cawed, the sun shone high in the sky, and the great gum trees seemed to burst from the ground – all for my own momentary enjoyment, for a new grandfather, sitting on a park bench, on this most happy day. A child is born and the world continues wildly upon its way.

I send you and your wife all my love and admiration, Marius.

Love, Nick

take care of yourselves, cohenites 🖤
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Re: Nick Cave

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abby wrote: Thu May 02, 2024 5:51 pm This morning's letter from The Red Hand Files is too beautiful not to share. Nick Cave has lost two of his three sons, & now he's become a grandpa.

https://www.theredhandfiles.com/my-wife ... expecting/

Here is the letter:

My wife and I are expecting a baby boy next week. All the tests are normal but I seem to swing from terror to euphoria and back again by the minute. Mostly terror! [ ] No real question, I just wanted to let you know.
MARIUS, LOCKPORT, NY, USA

& the response from gramps:

Dear Marius,

Last Saturday morning, I walked out of the Park Hyatt in Melbourne into a dazzling sun-filled day, having been awake all night anxiously waiting by my telephone. I headed into town and bought a coffee and a sandwich from Pellegrino’s, then walked past Parliament House and up by St Patrick’s Cathedral to Fitzroy Gardens, where I sat on a bench and considered your question.

Of course you are oscillating between terror and euphoria, I thought, because what you and your wife are about to embark on is perhaps the most substantive course of action two people can take – to bring a baby, that fragile interwork of spirit and atoms, that squalling metaphor of conjugal love, that emissary of hope and potential, that boy of joy, into what is, by any measure, a deeply troubled world. I thought about what a defiant and outrageous act of positive intentionality it was, of courage and faith in the human adventure itself, of resistance against cynicism, of pure, undiluted trust in things, and I felt a very real affection for you both.

As I drank my coffee and ate my sandwich, I thought of my son, Luke, and his wife, Sasha, who had welcomed their own baby boy into the world last night, and I experienced a wave of great elation. A breeze rippled across the lawn, the birds cawed, the sun shone high in the sky, and the great gum trees seemed to burst from the ground – all for my own momentary enjoyment, for a new grandfather, sitting on a park bench, on this most happy day. A child is born and the world continues wildly upon its way.

I send you and your wife all my love and admiration, Marius.

Love, Nick

take care of yourselves, cohenites 🖤
I've always been amazed at how morally strong he is. I wish everyone had that kind of stamina!
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Re: Nick Cave

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Maybe for the rest of my life I'll just post things Nick Cave writes. This is the most recent exchange, using Anthem:

https://www.theredhandfiles.com/god-and ... ery-tight/

Dear LFMOFG,

A well-known couplet from Leonard Cohen’s song, Anthem, goes, ‘There is a crack, a crack in everything/ That’s how the light gets in.’ These words had always sounded like a platitude and a little corny to me, but a long, dark journey made me better understand their radical and unsettling nature – that God is often most acutely found in His absence.

This realisation shook me to the core, that the meaning of life – its joy, boundless beauty and love – emerges out of our most devastating losses. I learned that without the savagery of life, love has no true domain, and the relational quality of joy and beauty has no natural way to express itself. I came to understand that although the world’s energising principle is love, joy ultimately declares itself most intensely through our heartbreaks.

As I said, it took a prolonged and painful journey to arrive at this insight, and perhaps that is the road you are on now. The idea that ‘God is love’ is a hard-earned truth, and it can be discomforting to think that His presence is at its most resonant in life’s darkest and cruellest moments.

Understandably, you feel heartbroken about the world – it can feel like a ruthless place, vindictive, and sometimes it seems personal. But I have realised that it is a moral error to compulsively fixate on the world’s troubles, to elevate ‘the crack in everything’ and not acknowledge ‘the light getting in.’ Our pleasures and joys are not a negation of humanity’s suffering, a betrayal of those we have lost, or the denial of our various griefs. They are the bright, necessary, God-filled articulations of our humanness. We humans are our own howling voids – cracked and beautiful things pierced by light. Faith is not something we find, it is bestowed upon us as a consolatory gift. LFMOFG, there is no need to find your way back. You are already there.

Love, Nick





love, Abby
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Re: Nick Cave

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tim booth lead singer of james picks nick cave track.

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Into My Arms

THE BEST OF NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS. MUTE RECORDS. 7.

2 hours and 7 minutes approx into gary davies programme on bbc radio 2

after the tracks of my years segment ends a caller phoned in to mention that she'd selected into my arms as the music track to accompany her walk down the aisle at her wedding

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001znxv

full list of tim's choices - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001zntl

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Booth ... 20Booth%20(born%204%20February,%22%2C%20and%20%22Laid%22.
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sebmelmoth2003
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nick cave - tribute to amy winehouse

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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis Pay Solemn Tribute to Amy Winehouse on Moving Biopic Ballad ‘Song For Amy’

The track appears on the score album for the upcoming "Back to Black" movie about the late "Rehab" singer...

https://www.billboard.com/culture/tv-fi ... 235655001/

song for amy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Trl2vdp0RE
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