Nick Cave is The Illustrated Man of Rock ‘n’ Roll. If you focus too hard, his works become tattoos that leap to life and pull you into the story of his tried and troubled soul – on a self-imposed path that’s been traveled long and hard. You see the young anarchist punk who dyed his hair jet black (and still does), thumbing his snub nose at the clowns of conformity. You see the angst-filled artist holed-up in his Berlin bedsit – walls covered with tattered images of religious icons and pornography, whilst penning And The Ass Saw The Angel. You see the addict stabbing the needle into his hungry vein in an attempt to satisfy the starving artist’s soul. You see an aging artist, now reformed, reaching climax. You see and feel the man to the point of it being inwardly personal, downright uncomfortable – and even painful at times… Don’t dare stare at the illustrated man.

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The Sons of Lee Marvin | An Iconic Brotherhood of Famous Look-alikes


Lee Marvin in his iconic role-- Chino from The Wild One.  Marlon rode a triumph (his own) but Lee rode a Harley.

Lee Marvin in his iconic role-- Chino from 1953's The Wild One. Marlon rode a Triumph (his own) but Lee and his brood rode Harleys. Lee Marvin was 10X cooler and had more natural biker vibe than the posturing Brando-- even though it was his first experience on a bike.


I’m a huge fan of Lee Marvin– as well as Jim Jarmusch, Tom Waits and Nick Cave.  If I had the looks, this would definitely be the club for me.  From the website–

Jarmusch is the founder of The Sons of Lee Marvin, a humorous ‘semi-secret society’. Members of the society reportedly include musician Tom Waits and actors John Lurie and Richard Boes, all of whom have worked with Jarmusch on several occasions.  Nick Cave has also “been included”, and John Boorman has been “given a card” as an “honorary member”. (Thurston Moore, Iggy Pop, Josh Brolin and Neil Young have at various occasions been rumored to be members as well.) The entry criterion for the club is that the person must have some physical resemblance or plausibly look like a son of the actor Lee Marvin — as such, women are not allowed to join. The club supposedly meets occasionally to watch Lee Marvin movies together. Its members perpetuate the joke in the media.


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