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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I want you TO DIG!!!!!!!!

Amazon's Free Song of the Day is none other than Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! from the legendary maniac Nick Cave and his band the Bad Seeds. If you haven't heard of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds you owe it to yourself to check them out.
Nick Cave wrote the following explanation as to what exactly Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! is supposed to mean:
"Ever since I can remember hearing the Lazarus story, when I was a kid, you know, back in church, I was disturbed and worried by it. Traumatised, actually. We are all, of course, in awe of the greatest of Christ's miracles—raising a man from the dead—but I couldn't help but wonder how Lazarus felt about it. As a child it gave me the creeps, to be honest. I've taken Lazarus and stuck him in New York City, in order to give the song, a hip, contemporary feel. I was also thinking about Harry Houdini who spent a lot of his life trying to debunk the spiritualists who were cashing in on the bereaved. He believed there was nothing going on beyond the grave. He was the second greatest escapologist, Harry was, Lazarus, of course, being the greatest. I wanted to create a kind of vehicle, a medium, for Houdini to speak to us if he so desires, you know, from beyond the grave."
We love you, Nick.

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