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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge: A Song That Reminds You of Someone

nick cave and the bad seeds - babe i'm on fire

Posted By on Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 3:14 PM


Today's entry in the 30 Day Song Challenge: a song that reminds you of someone. This Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds epic will forever remind me of my friend, the lovely Shelley Scoger (nee Goldschlager, and yes that used to be her actual last name) who introduced me to Mr. Cave's music and mythos when I was but a wee squirt of 18....and CHANGED MY LIFE.

When this album came out - Nocturama, and the rest of the songs were terrible, as I recall - we would watch the video, smoke menthols, drink pink wine and then play the video again and try to dance like Nick (we couldn't, really.) The minute I hear that opening bassline, I can taste menthol cigarettes. Oh Hell!
Anyway, nostalgia aside, this is an unusual Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds video because everyone actually seems to be having a good time. If you have a good 15 minutes to kill, it's worth a watch.

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