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“My muse is not a horse” Kylie Minogue reads Nick Cave letter to MTV

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The letter is read by Kylie Minogue for LETTERS LIVE:

Letter taken from Letters Of Note, compiled by Shaun Usher (Canongate)

When released in 1996, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ ninth album, the beautifully haunting, sometimes terrifying Murder Ballads, attracted critical praise from far and wide and went on to reach a larger audience than any of their previous records. This heightened popularity also resulted in Nick Cave being nominated for an MTV Award in the category of Best Male Artist - a situation that left Cave feeling distinctly uncomfortable and which, in October of that year, provoked this wonderful rejection letter from the musician to the event’s bemused organisers.

Kylie Minogue, often known simply as Kylie, is an Australian-born singer, songwriter, and actress. She achieved recognition by starring in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, where she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson.
Since then, Minogue has been a recording artist and has achieved commercial success and critical acclaim in the entertainment industry. As of 2013, Minogue had worldwide record sales of more than 70 million. Minogue has been recognised with several honorific nicknames and has been referred to as the "Princess of Pop" and "Goddess of Pop".

LETTERS LIVE is a series of live events celebrating the power of literary correspondence. Inspired by Shaun Usher's Letters of Note, Letters Live is an initiative by publishing company Canongate and Benedict Cumberbatch’s production company SunnyMarch. It has become a phenomenon wherever is has played in the UK.

The idea of LETTERS LIVE is simple: we ask talented, inspiring and high-profile artists from various disciplines to read letters out loud to our audiences. LETTERS LIVE celebrates letter writing and the art of correspondence first and foremost.

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More Letters of Note is published on 1st October 2015 (Canongate)
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