Cohen’s 13th album creates a space for slow-moving reflection that expands with each listen. The tarpit-voiced raconteur’s songs unfold like dirty canticles, with room for both jokes and profundities.
New live video of Where The Wild Roses Grow feat. Kylie Minogue, filmed in London during the making of 20,000 Days on Earth:
‘During the making of our film we asked Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds to play an intimate club show at KOKO London, a beautiful old Victorian music hall. We wanted to do something special for the fans, so while we were filming the scenes with Nick and Kylie in Brighton he asked her if she’d like to come and sing their infamous duet. Kylie jumped at the chance, and a few weeks later walked out on stage and performed Where The Wild Roses Grow live with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds for the first time in 15 years. This moment was such a highlight for everyone who was there that we wanted to share it with everyone.” Director’s Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard.via Nick Cave
Not too long ago, I was forced to come to grips with something terrible about myself. I use the word iteration a lot. More than any human being should. If I had to ballpark it, I’d set the over/under on daily utterances at five. I’m not proud of this. I’d…
Mickey Melchiondo posted on fb about Stevie Wonder soon to be touring and playing his great 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life. Mickey shared this bit of Ween trivia in the comments:
here’s a little tidbit of info for those who care, the middle section (breakdown) of “Learnin to Love” off La Cucaracha was written by me and it was designed to be a tribute to that killer horn lick in Sir Duke. Check it out and you’ll see what I mean.
via Mickey Melchiondo:
Ween-Times Square 1994—-from a Polaroid by Shelby Meade, just scanned by me. The video playing on the jumbotron in Times Square is “I Can’t Put My Finger on It”, paid for by Elektra Records the night of our Irving Plaza show.
The Museum of Important Shit is an online space where we can catalogue the things that remind us who we are, and unlock the stories connected to them: the humble signifiers of huge significance that we all collect, as souvenirs of our lives. The Museum is a partner project to the release of 20,000 Days On Earth, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s acclaimed film about Nick Cave.
Dean Ween Group performing live at The Boulevard Festival 2014, Chicago, IL - 8/23/2014
video by Josh Stoner
00:41 Dickey Betts
08:04 Superstar (The Carpenters cover)
17:30 The Width Of A Circle (David Bowie cover)
34:27 Down On The Farm
44:33 Gabrielle (Ween cover)
1:00:29 Transdermal Celebration (Ween cover)
1:05:12 The Rift (Ween cover)