'One More Time With Feeling' on the night of September 8, 2016, and his previous film like this called, '20,000 Days on Earth' the next night at GOMA in another one off screening.
I have to say that I've never been a real big Nick Cave fan, as far as his music goes, but I always liked his movies.
|One of the sick bags of mine from 'The Spirit of Tasmania' and Nick Cave's book|
The Sick Bag Song
'The Shock of Recognition' a book I had bought earlier this year and still haven't finished.
|Barry Jones at the Brisbane Writer's Festival September 9th, 2016|
"'How much time do I have left?
A hundred days?
If I knew I was going to die next week but could be taken to see The Marriage of Figaro tonight, would I go?
In a long and generously lived life, Barry Jones has been on an endless quest to share the extraordinary and the beautiful, to encourage the pursuit of an abundant life of reading and listening."
I also thought it was ironic that Barry Jones was a Canberra politician at one stage who has maintained a long-standing public profile as an outspoken opponent of capital punishment, as I once designed a t-shirt with the above slogan on it and I'll be making that trip again next week.
the allegory of Plato's Cave and I had seen and was going to see Nick's Cave projected on the cinema screen in front of me.
My personal shock of recognition came the night before when I saw Nick's new movie 'One More Time With Feeling' , because they pulled out a painting Nick's late son Arthur had painted of one of his favourite subjects, a windmill.
|The last photo that Arthur took...a windmill|
The thing that really struck me with Arthur's windmills was that windmills were the things that drew my attention as I traveled across Tasmania, as I wrote about in this post -
The Windmills of My Mind
I was so moved by both of Nick Cave's films , not by sympathy, although I was sympathetic to his present life situation, it was from "the shock of recognition" of my own life events that I had no hesitation in buying his 'Skeleton Tree' album the next day on iTunes.
Which made me think of Andras more, since he had written
a book about walking a tree.
The Radio8Ball Show: Season Zero-Episode Three with Sandman & David Ury
I had posted the above post the day I saw Nick's new movie, September 8th, 2016.
It's weird how personal life journeys seem to tangle like red strings of fate getting tangled into each other, but I had no real interest in Nick Cave until a string of personal coincidences drew me into his art...and life.
Now I have another album...minus the song 'Skeleton Tree', to play as I embark on my third road-trip of the year...so stay iTuned;-)