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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


Death has a voice

S Elizabeth has created this beautiful playlist of women  who have constructed and composed aural memento mori exclusively for Death & the Maiden. As humans, we occupy a unique place in the saga of mortality, and these women in particular offer illuminating perspectives on the subject as it relates to the afterlife, funerals & wakes, ancestral memories, etc. 380 more words


The most seductive of sirens,these voracious vixens present murder ballads that will break your little heart

Before they run off to devastate the Adelaide crowds with their full-length show Dead!, Babushka will tempt us with a little preview. Traversing the wilds of My Chemical Romance, Nick Cave, Tchaikovsky, Kurt Weill and Foster the People, the Babushka sirens will have you surrendering to their sultry songs of death, murder, crime and passion. 95 more words


The Tenebrism of the Soul Sifted to the Surface in Four Ballads


Greil Marcus called it, “The Old Weird America” and it is weird. A world where in the space of fifteen seconds of music and lyric we can move from the promise of marital union to the tragedy and brutality of premeditated murder. 2,024 more words