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Bad Seeds Rule: Nick Cave sticks it to the BDS bigots

Did Nick Cave bow to the censors and boycott Israel? Nope. Cave recalled his reaction to Brian Eno inviting him to sign a boycott list. “On a very intuitive level I did not want to sign that list, there was something that stunk to me about that list,” Cave said. “Then it occurred to me that I’m not signing the list, but I’m also not playing Israel. And that just seemed to me cowardly, really. So after a lot of thought and consideration I rang up my people and said, ‘We’re doing an European tour and Israel.’ Because it suddenly became very important to me to make a stand against those people who are trying to shut down musicians, to bully musicians, to censor musicians, and to silence musicians. At the end of the day, there’s maybe two reason why I’m here. One is that I love Israel and I love Israeli people, and two is to make a principled stand against anyone who tries to censor and silence musicians. So, really, you could say in a way that the BDS [Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement] made me play Israel.”

Now on tour in Israel, he adds:

“So at the end of the day there are two reasons why I am here. One is that I love Israel and I love Israeli people and two is to make a principled stand against anyone who wants to censor and silence musicians. So really you could say in a way that the BDS made me play Israel.”

Take it away, the righteous Nick Cave:


Posted: 21st, November 2017 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment

Nick Cave is not University of Brighton alumnus of the year

THE Watford Observer carries a headline that might not distract you from the photo beneath:

Julie Howell honoured by Brighton Graduate Association

The Brighton Graduate Association (BGA) of the University of Brighton salutes its brightest star.

Nick Cave came along, too.



Posted: 31st, December 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment

Modern British Landmarks: Nick Cave’s Broken Gatso (Brighton)

THEY come to pay homage to the Gatso speed camera Nick Cave struck in Brighton last December. The prang assured Cave a new legion of fans.

What other modern British landmarks do you know of..?

Posted: 17th, January 2011 | In: Music | Comment