Cave (pictured, via) composed the poems for The Sick Bag Song during his North American tour with his band The Bad Seeds. Inspiration for the first piece struck Cave when he was on a flight heading to Nashville; he wrote it on a sick bag he found on his plane. Follow this link to watch the book trailer.
Here’s more from The New York Times: “With The Sick Bag Song, Mr. Cave is experimenting with a new literary form — a mash-up of prose, poetry, song lyrics and autobiography — and testing a fairly new marketing strategy. The Sick Bag Song, which was published last week, isn’t available in bookstores or at Amazon. Mr. Cave is marketing it directly to fans through thesickbagsong.com, an approach that has worked with music for bands like Radiohead and video downloads for the stand-up comedian Louis C.K.”