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A Day in the Life of Nick Cave


"To do anything worthwhile, you have to step into a place you don’t understand or don’t know."

Nick Cave spoke to KCRW about the film 20,000 Days on Earth, a fictionalized account of a day in his life which premiered at Sundance. Directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard set up situations to create real moments — including two days of Nick talking to a psychoanalyst, showing him old photos to stir memories and putting him into a car with mystery guests that included former bandmates and Kylie Minogue.

For more: http://blogs.kcrw.com/musicnews/2014/01/nick-cave-and-belle-and-sebastian-at-sundance-film-festival/


Photo Credit: Duston Todd

KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox Makes His Sundance Pick

The film 20,000 Days On Earth, a pseudo slice-of-life documentary starring Nick Cave, is something I’m very much looking forward to at this year’s Sundance Festival.  

As a longtime Cave fan, I’ve always admired how he juggles a career as the frontman of two bands (The Bad Seeds & Grinderman) as well as a film composer (The Road, West of Memphis) and screenwriter (Lawless & The Proposition), so I hope to catch a glimpse into the mysterious world of this enigmatic figure.  Directed and conceived by filmmakers Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard who shot a ton of footage during the making of recent Push the Sky Away record, 20,000 Days will show the realism of his songwriting and recording process as well as some surrealism involving conversations with with actor Ray Winstone and former lover Kylie Minogue as “realized outcroppings of his imagination”.  

Sounds like they are pushing the boundaries of what a documentary can be and I can’t wait to check it out.

-Dan Wilcox