Drawing of Nick Cave I did in March, 2007. This is the kind of raw shit I need to re-learn how to do - the point of the circle-project.
another hair collector. creepy, yet, mysterious and sexy, suuuure. coffee, cigarettes, heroin. yeah sounds good. I think this was his room in Berlin when he was writing “And the Ass saw the Angel….”
Today was really rough - busting ass nonstop for 7 hours, having to tell off a fellow employee’s friend for calling a parking checker a cunt (“…stupid bitch, what a cunt; no offense.” “Well don’t say it then!”), piercing pains in my back & feet, but at the end of it Stagger Lee came on the radio & made everything better THANK YOU NICK CAVE.
I am thinking about the difference between hearing genuine sexism on the street and hearing it in a song from the point of view of a narrator telling the tale of a mythological murderer - what is the difference? Why did that guy infuriate me, but I was then calmed by a song with the lyrics Just then came in a broad named Nellie Brown/Known to make more money than any bitch in town, among other unsavory things? Is it the humor of it, the anxiety reaction to its uncouthness? The stress-relief caused by imagining the absurd amount of violence? The fact that Stagger Lee is a terrible person AKA not cool/not someone you’d want to emulate, therefore one gets some kind of pleasure in pointing that out?
my jean jacket has a patch that says “Stagger Lee”
I use it as a test — does anyone recognize it?
And as confidence booster. When I need to feel like a bad motherfucker.
Ah that’s a good one. Reminds me of how, when I was first getting into Nick Cave, one of the things that really struck me was the video for Stagger Lee. Nick’s in this baby pink t-shirt singing the song, and I just thought wow, this guy’s obviously not taking this that seriously, not pretending he’s some kind of badass, yet is channeling the badassness of Stagger Lee & creating art. ‘Course I didn’t know he actually was a badass yet, but whatever.
(I have a big patch of Nick Cave’s face on the back of my hoodie with the words “Nick Cave” on top and maybe 3 or 4 people so far have known who it was - several have asked if it was Frankenstein.)
Birthday Party-era Nick Cave
I used to have a poster of this photo, & whenever I felt low I’d paw at it & feel better.
lol me too, i wonder what happened to it
The Birthday Party - Fears of Gun
OH MY SWEET HOLY MOTHER OF FUCK
never too much nick cave
i drew this once - ignore horrible font/lyric choice
The smoking one is oh my god
the most perfect video ever made
Flexipop Magazine 1983
London, October 1981 by Steve Makin
Surprising Where You Find God
nick cave in Rhinoceros Hunting In Budapest
commission for my sister, in which she asked “make me look cool 8===D”