Compulsory Listening: Jubilee Street
So Im writing a book, the book to end all books on Vampires, I’ve done so much research Im like Van Helsing over here…since I like you Im going to leak the opening line:
From the documentary 20,000 days on Earth:
Do you want to know how to write a song?
Songwriting is about counterpoint. Counterpoint is the key. Putting two disparate images beside each other and seeing which way the sparks fly.
Like letting a small child in the same room as… I don’t know… A Mongolian psychopath or something. And just sitting back and seeing what happens.
Then you send in a clown, say on a tricycle. And again you wait, and you watch. And if that doesn’t do it… You shoot the clown.
-Nick Cave-20,000 days on Earth