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Bad Man Stagger Lee

The tall tale of Stagger Lee has been recorded countless times in many styles. The bad man Stagger Lee has been Stacker Lee, Stack-O-Lee, Stack Pole and more. 425 more words


2015 Playlist (A Work In Progress)

For many a year now, at Christmas I have burned a playlist of my favorite songs from the past year and given it to friends as a Christmas present. 917 more words

Let's Talk about Murder Ballads

Since our next two songs fall under the folk sub-genre of “murder ballads,” it seems as good a time as any for a brief thought or two on the topic. 779 more words

John Jacob Niles

Day 4~Nick Cave

Today’s poet of my choosing isn’t a traditional poet, as in academia may not instantly think of this man as a poet, but I do. I completely do! 394 more words


The Curse of Millhaven

“I live in a town called Millhaven
And it’s small and it’s mean and it’s cold
But if you come around just as the sun goes down… 3,428 more words


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Murder Ballads

The title and subject matter would make one think this would be Cave’s darkest and hardest album. But the music is actually the most restrained he’d made up to this point. 67 more words

A Heart Full of Love and Devotion, a Mind Full of Tyranny and Terror: The Goddess Does an Extended Nick Cave Fangirl Squee

It occurs to me that I have been somewhat neglectful in this blog series, which I admit I first started with the intention of focusing on horror movie scenes that had made an impact on me and influenced my own work in some way. 1,286 more words