Nick Cave Teaterkoncerten

I was doing further research on that incredible stage production of Nick Cave’s “The Mercy Seat” and I found this:

http://www.aarhusteater.dk/om_nick_cave_teaterkoncerten.asp

I’m still doing further research but it looks like they have this entire theatrical performance based entirely on Nick Cave songs. I haven’t a clue what they’re saying but I know the original songs and I would love to see this live.

The Mercy Seat

The Mercy Seat is one of my favorite songs by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Click the link to learn more about the song. I assembled some links to YouTube videos of various people covering song. It’s such an incredible song and nearly every version is fantastic. My favorite is the ‘acoustic’ version by Nick Cave himself, you can see a live version of that one by pressing play on the right.

There are many other Nick Cave songs that are covered on YouTube and for the most part they’re all very good. I think it has more to do with them being really well written songs to begin with.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijKgb9yoJyY (INCREDIBLE Swedish stage production based around the song)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc4q4sm5u5U (a fun ukulele version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PU1DV-ANI0 (an ‘a cappella’ version with an interesting arrangement)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laMnkJpKQgs (some full band)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oklAv0hEYc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AbamNF8OnY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cui57jDT5PQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAAhvH4BFbA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZKHgJKFs-0 (this version is scary, but very interesting)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em3nl_NO1Yc (good, kinda ‘cheesy’, I think they’re trying to hard to be weird)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N97ufdV-9Zc (a weird Swedish version with a DJ?)

There are many other cover versions on YouTube but I just wanted to link the ‘live’ versions.

Here’s the original Nick Cave album version
Johnny Cash version (not really a video but an important cover)

Favorite TV shows of the week: November 30th to December 6th

1) Dexter – “Go Your Own Way” No Change
2) The Office – “The Surplus” Not Aired
3) Boston Legal – “Juiced” -1
4) 30 Rock – “Reunion” Not Aired
5) Fringe – “Safe” No Change
6) My Name Is Earl – “Reading is a Fundamental Case” Not Aired
7) Pushing Daisies – “Comfort Food” No Change
8) Kath and Kim – “Sacrifice” Not Aired
9) Chuck – “Chuck Versus the Sensei” -2
10) House – “Let Them Eat Cake” -6
11) The Life and Times of Tim
– “Theo Strikes Back/Amy Gets Wasted” New to the List
12) Eli Stone – “Happy Birthday Nate” Not Aired
13) American Dad
– “Phantom Telethon” Not Aired
14) Heroes – “The Eclipse, Part 2” No Change
15) The Simpsons
– “Mypods and Boomsticks” Not Aired
16) King of the Hill – “Straight as an Arrow” Not Aired
17) Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – “Self Made Man” No Change

100,000 mile milestone

My car reached a milestone today, 100,000 miles. I got my Honda Civic brand new back in 1998. I am the only owner and nearly all 100,000 miles were driven by me.

I’m happy to say that I had very little trouble with my Honda over the last 10 years. What trouble I did have was very minor and easily fixable. Here’s to the next 100,000, I hope they’re as pleasant and easy going as my first 100,000.

Favorite TV shows of the week: November 23rd to November 29th

1) Dexter – “About Last Night” No Change
2) Boston Legal
– “Thanksgiving” +6
3) Entourage
– “Return to Queen’s Blvd.” No Change
4) House – “Last Resort” +10
5) Fringe – “The Dreamscape” -3
6) Pushing Daisies – “Robbing Hood” No Change
7) Chuck – “Chuck Versus the Gravitron” +4
8) Heroes – “The Eclipse, Part 1” No Change/+9
9) Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – “Strange Things Happen at the One Two Point” No Change/+11

Harry Bush

This guy called DeLorenzo’s today. He was asking what our hours were. I don’t think I ever answered him due to me laughing so hard. It’s these little things that I find most enjoyable.