O U T S I D E L E F T   stay i n d e p e n d e n t

Behind the Counterculture #5: Nick Cave

get the weekly Outsideleft newsletter
by Lake, Editor, London for outsideleft.com
originally published: February, 2005
Anecdotes from behind the retail frontline

Nick Cave was walking past the window with his son. It was around the time of the Pochahantas Disney film and his son was wearing a cardboard hat from the tie-in meal at McDonalds. Nick Cave had another of the hats in his hand. I imagine he wore it when he got home.

Behind the counterculture is a recurring series of celebrity encounters or near encounters in or close to a West London used book and record store.

Behind the counterculture episodes compiled by Lake

Previously on Behind the Counterculture Michael Hutchence ⇨

Lake
Editor, London

the first journalism Lake ever had published was a history of Johnny Thunders for Record Collector magazine, since then he has written for publications including the Guardian, Dazed and Confused, the Idler and more recently, outsideleft.com as you have just seen.

more stories you really could read...


thumb through the ancient archives:

search for something you might like...


sign up for the outsideleft weekly. a selection of new and archived stories every week. Or less.

View previous campaigns.

Jenny Holzer: Space Ambassador
The Greatest
The top 49 most read stories of all time on outsideleft. Oh boy that's alot of reading
300 Words From London - Opera, Ballet and Rattling Newspapers
Martha Wainwright at the Royal Opera House but all is not well in the cheap seats.
300 Words From London: Hancock's Five Minutes
Another wet day in west London and the spitting image of Tony Hancock.
Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars
Yorkston/Thorne/Khan have created a magical record
Here I Am! Rock You Like a, Well, Nevermind
Some of our favorite things...