September 22: Nick Cave was born in 1957 – Nick Cave sings Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan & Nick Cave, Glastonbury Festival, June 28th, 1998 – Photo by Bleddyn Butcher

It was raining heavily and I was standing in the doorway of my Trailer in the band enclosure, watching the water rise quicker and quicker, so that now it was running into my trailer. There was a crack of thunder, I looked up and saw a man in a hooded windcheater rowing a tiny boat across the enclosure toward me. The water is now up to my knees. The man pulls the boat in and extends a hand that has a long thumbnail. His hand in mine feels smooth and cold, but giving. The man, who is Bob Dylan, say something like, “I like your stuff,” and before I can reply, he turns the boat around and rows back to his trailer.
-Nick Cave

Nicholas Edward Cave AO (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional actor, best known for fronting the rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Cave’s music is generally characterised by his baritone voice, emotional intensity, a wide variety of influences and lyrical obsessions with death, religion, love and violence.

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Nick Cave about Dylan’s “I Threw It All Away”

Wanted Man
written by Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash
From the album “The Firstborn Is Dead” (1985)

Knockin’ on Heavens Door
Live @ 666 Club, Barcelona – November 23, 1984

Death Is Not The End
(featuring Anita Lane, Shane MacGowan, PJ Harvey & Kylie Minogue)
From the album “Murder Ballads” (1996)

Bergenfest, Norway 2015 photo: BornToListen