Success breads success
So far, so honest. But he goes further: “We all needed to draw ourselves back to a state of wonder. My way was to write myself there … but I also realised that I was not alone in my grief and that many of you were, in one way or another, suffering your own sorrows, your own griefs. I felt this in our live performances. I felt very acutely that a sense of suffering was the connective tissue that held us all together.” And he touches directly on his loss: “I have found a way to write beyond the trauma, authentically, that deals with all manner of issues but does not turn its back on the issue of the death of my child.”
I can't imagine the pain
Nor I. Must have been unbearable. But talking, writing even singing about it ...
The message’s confessional tone is affecting, a letter rather than an email. In subsequent notes Cave discusses family pets, the illusive nature of lyrics, his bond with collaborator Warren Ellis, absent friends, Grinderman, monsters under the bed, and the creative impulse. (“I have rarely sat down at my desk with something to say, other than I am ready. The sitting comes first.”)
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