The new Nick Cave album Push the Sky is coming out in a mere three days. I only found out about it via an email that they were coming to town in April (with Sharon van Etten, NO LESS) !!! I am SO EXCITED.

Found this teaser video of work on the album on their YouTube channel. I love finding stories, video, etc. that remind me that the creative process is indeed hard work. I forget this whenever I try to write, or draw or knit or whatever the hell it is that I claim to do. You don’t just sit down and suddenly strum out something like “Midnight Man” on a sunny Tuesday morning  in a beautiful London loft. You sit in your office writing from 9-6 for months, years. You read, you write bad poetry, you watch movies. You binge on five hours of Frasier (wait that’s just me). You play around with chords, dick around, and argue with your collaborators about the “wa wa sound.”

Back to work, artists. Back to work.