Late Night Stargazing

Sometimes, it takes a gentle nudge to get me to listen to something for the first time. Or some serendipitous event, like a free CD being given away with a newspaper (remember when that used to happen? One that wasn’t by Prince, I mean).

Such was the case with me and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

See, I remembered Nick Cave from my brother’s record collection, from his days with the Birthday Party and the early days with The Bad Seeds, when I’d given them a listen and just not got them. And since then, I’d steered clear.

Then one day, and to be specific one Saturday (and I know that because it was the only day I ever bought it), I picked up a copy of The Guardian, to find a free CD by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds included in the cellophane bag that housed the colour supplement.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained, I thought and I popped it into my trusty stereo.

And I couldn’t quite believe what came out of my speakers.



Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Into My Arms

I’m not sure there’s a better opening to a song than:

“I don’t believe in an interventionist God,

But I know darlin’ that you do,

But if I did I would kneel down and ask him

Not to intervene when it came to you.”

I also don’t think there’s a finer song to listen to whilst staring at the night sky and just…thinking. Which makes “Into My Arms” just perfect for this thread.


More soon.



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5 thoughts on “Late Night Stargazing”

    1. Noted! And thanks for the tip; I’ve got myself a few Prine bits and bobs since I got that, just have to work through them all now. You know how it is, right?

    1. Isn’t it just? Every time I delve deeper into his back catalogue, I expect I’m going to be disappointed, but it hasn’t happened yet. Truly one of rock’s most talented and consistent artists.

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