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Here is the link to a reasonably detailed article on Grinderman and Nick Cave just published in the Los Angeles Times: ‘Nick Cave’s master plan’ by John Payne (29/11/10). Nothing particularly original but a nice overview.

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There is an exhibition of Tony Mott’s photographs running at the Raw Gallery, 250 Park St, South Melbourne, until 22 Dec. This includes some pictures of Nick and Kylie. Source: Herald Sun.

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This is a short recent interview by somebody called ‘Jakhal’ from Holland (as far as I can tell-Google translate is quite confusing!). However it is quite interesting. Nick talks about his wife and children being featured in the ‘Heathen Child’ video clip, among other things.

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‘O Children’ is being used in a dancing sequence in the new Harry Potter film. The director, David Yates, comments that he was having trouble selecting the music, “And then I came across that Nick Cave piece. There is just something about it that is really poignant and melancholic and yet incredibly uplifting. There are very few pieces of music that can deliver that odd dynamic – that can make you feel very soulful and a bit lost, and yet have this wonderful undertow that can also lift you up. It had to be Nick, basically.” (Source: Sydney Morning Herald ).

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Nice picture

Here is a link to a nice picture by Obscure Alternatives.

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‘To be by your side’ has been used in a New Zealand ad for Lotto. Why? I thought the songs weren’t going to be used in ads because it diminishes ‘the stuff people get married and buried to’ (a paraphrase-can’t find the original source). A change of heart, or simply a distinction between the important songs and the others? At any rate, I like the way this renders the song’s sense of moving through time and space.

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