Hey all. I know I keep threatening to post something more substantial here, but life keeps getting in the way, so I appreciate your patience. At the moment, I have three pieces in the works -- one a rumination about T.S.O.L, the next a screed about the designed obsolescence of certain music-listening devices and a re-visitation to an older iteration of Downtown Music Gallery when it was still in the East Village. Please stay tuned for those.
In the interim, however, it's Nick Cave's birthday today. The picture up top of our Nick dates back to his days (and I believe "days" is exactly the term) with the short-lived supergroup, the Immaculate Consumptives. In fact, you may remember me mentioning them back on this photo location quiz from 2011. This shot above, which I'd never seen before today, presumably came from that same session, featuring our Nicholas looking especially menacing against the northern-facing fence of Sheep's Meadow in Central Park. Suitable for framing, really.
My adoration for Cave's music was rekindled by his most recent album, The Skeleton Tree, although given the circumstances of its recording -- done in the wake of the tragic death of one Cave's young sons -- it is by no means an easy listen.
As such, here's my favorite version of "Tupelo" from the Live Seeds album. This can never be loud enough: