Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – “There She Goes, My Beautiful World” from Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (2004)
Sometime SWR scribe Bailey introduced me to this song when I stayed with him in NYC recently. Nick Cave never quite did it for me until I heard this song, an exhortation to make art by any technique necessary. It’s kind of silly, but kind of totally inspiring.
Many of the artists Nick Cave invokes SWReaders are no doubt familiar with, but I must call attention to poet (and jazz fan/pornography aficionado) Philip Larkin (who “stuck it out at a library in Hull”). Read his “High Windows,” “Annus Mirabilis,” and “The Explosion.”
Also, there’s a pretty good live performance of this song on YouTube.
Posted by Glenn