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Quoted in today's Guardian:

"The influence of the songwriting is as follows : the lightness of touch of Bob Marley, though it's not reggae; the rough edges of Neil Young, though it's not country rock; and the emotional range of Nina Simone."
Nick Cave plays down hopes for his next album

In other news, it seems that Sophie Ellis-Bextor is not useless after all. And I have a new car mirror, with sixty quid more in my pocket than I would have if I'd bought a new one.

Clarification: the mirror's new to me, but old in absolute terms.
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  • Current Music: Reward - The Teardrop Explodes
When it comes to healthcare and education in the developing world, Bill Gates is actually remarkably sound. The B&M Gates Foundation is helping bankroll the attempt to eradicate filarial elephantiasis, which is a major debilitating disease across Africa.
No. It's just that quote, presumably from an interview elsewhere.
I can't help thinking there is a little bit of self-protection in Miss E-B's stance => after all the foxes are killed, the hampsters will surely be next on the hunting agenda, and with her hampster cheekbones her safety cannot be guaranteed...
You reckon she has her former bandmates hidden in her cheek-pouches, then? You know, you could be right. It would explain a lot.
"The influence of the songwriting is as follows : the lightness of touch of Bob Marley, though it's not reggae; the rough edges of Neil Young, though it's not country rock; and the emotional range of Nina Simone."

What a shame he didn't contine and say "I expect it to be filed in the same genre as the Sisters of Mercy but not sound at all desperate." :)

And Graham I am still of the opinion that that Type O Negative cover we discussed should be recorded one day! :)
That was American Pie, wasn't it? I think Patrick might have meant the other one. I can't remember what that is, because I'm still listening to Julian Cope and it drives any other tunes away.
As far as I can remember (which is asking for far too much in my opinion) I suggested Type O Negative covering "I lost my heart to a Starship Trooper". Graham said they should do American Pie. I think Graham has the deeper voice for it though.
"cast adrift in hyperspace"
You did laugh for a very long time after it was suggested as I recall.
Re: "cast adrift in hyperspace"
Now you've reminded me, I'm laughing still.
I've just had a crazed idea too - double A side?

Do they still do double A sides in these days of small single sided silver discs instead of large double sided black ones?
Well, there was for example the recent double-A-side 7" of Girls on Pills / Take Me I'm Yours, by The Droyds. Not released, as far as I know, on any other format.
I'm still listening to Julian Cope and it drives any other tunes away.

as much as I like Julian Cope that's the reason why I don't listen to him very often, as it also takes about a week for the tunes to go out of my head.