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Re: Nick Cave's wife
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2023 1:24 pm
Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2023 12:40 pm
nick cave at shane mcgowan's funeral
Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2023 1:45 pm
Re: Nick Cave
Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2023 3:14 pm
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.
Re: Nick Cave
Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2023 11:47 pm
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.