posted on July 7, 2006 at 10:05 am

must download immigration form
tells me need adobe reader
install adobe reader
something goes wrong
error! error!
which version of adobe?
how the hellwould i know
install it pages fly up
error
install
enter login
blah blah blah
3 hours later
your humble juggernaut
has torn thru the online process
slower than a wet week
i hate redtape argy bargy malarkey
what was my mothers maiden name?
and the name of yr 1st pet?
timmy bennet actually, what do yer reckon?
whatta loada tricky questions
sks head done in
ring tp at least 10 times for help
ruined my good day fiendss
swalowed up mah yoga n nearly mah blogg
oh well
it was inevitable
computer illiterate impatient olde hippie
fills in work permit blah blah blah
on ye olde computer
sparks bound to fly thats for sure
hear olde hippie scream curses as the error finder
ruins another attempt to “continue”
DONT press continue twice
warns a disclaimer
nk presses it twice
accidentally
eventually after an hours struggle i triumphantly complete
and
print formy wormy
all nice n official lookin’
i feel a true cog in ye olde mekkanizm
i ring tp tell tell him
thats great he says
but that wasnt the right form
i fill in another form
a supplementary form
but after a struggle
the machine freezes up
great
i go one step back
and yeah yeah
i lose the whole bloody thing
i ring tp
thats sad he says
but that still wasnt the right form
finally i get the right form
im gettin’ hot under the collar now
with officialdom and computers and filling in my address
i somehow make it thru to the end
hurrah
its 6 30
where did aftynoon go
damn officialdom
damn computers
damn filling in my address
im angry with myself fer being angry
and that gets me….well,
angry
its a blue loop fiendss
anger aint an energy
its a drainer of energy
damn anger then
i stride off into the winter night
to walk off excess anger
i plow down the avenues like a mangy panther
my souls curl into the pavement and force me along
down to the boardwalk in the black night ocean air
neon features in the lower reaches etc
the dark sea recedes from the sure
my ipod blasts rock music into my damaged ears
and into my angry confused mind
im overcome by doubts
im down by the ocean dressed in black cord shorts
black velvet shirt
black hemp cord jacket
explorer socks
black bonds undies
blunnie boots
two gold earrings hopelessly fused permanently
a few disgusting amalgam fillings
(mmmmm a mouthfulla mercury fiendsss!!!)
i had some receipts in my pockets
a taxi receipt with a bit torn off at the end
for a filter
a button fallen off from the jacket
a few coins
my keys
my bankcard now worth two humdred and seventy
cents
and rising
had dal for dinner with naan n rice
wrote an email to a stranger whose work i think is just excellent
i had a swim
tried to suck in some chi power
i think yoga n chi gong have a multiplication effect
just like cigarettes n booze
oh and i found some zwack unicum here too
the hungarian liquer
dont worry its herbal
i just happen to live near one of the only bottle shops that hazzit
and a real live hungarian lady gave me the tip off
yess she said
you can get that up in kemenys on bondi road
next day me n russell buy a bottle
his credit card bought it
which was very nice
but then i didnt get to keep it either
he said too bitter
it is bitter fiendss
but whatta neffect
never thought i’d be proseltysing ye olde booze
on my ye olde blogg
but yonder thou goest

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.ok
now here goes
my own rules n regulations
the only time you may ask a question is NOW
thats right
right now as a comment on THIS BLOGGE
no questions asked before or after this will be deemed admissable
nomatter how pertynent or poygnant either
one question per commentor
i will answer all
i promise
love
sk

251 Responses to “????????????????????????????????????????????????????? .”

  1. avatar
    isolde | 7 July 2006 at 11:13 am #

    sk have you been to india?

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 11:19 am #

    Isolde,

    I can answer that one for ya…

    He’s never been to India.

    They don’t have mangy panthers in India.

    B.Bon

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 11:40 am #

    thanks B.Bon
    do they have panting mangoes in india? panthers in mangers? panty party managers?
    isolde

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 11:43 am #

    When Mimesis is released later this year, will you consider doing a cd launch gig here?

    love
    Amanda Prince

  5. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 7 July 2006 at 11:44 am #

    How do you differentiate as an artist between your poetry and your lyrics? Is it a matter of artistic approach and/or intent? A matter of “final result”? I get the sense that you do the great majority of your lyrics now when dealing with a recorded piece of music; what cosmic soundtrack do you hear in your head when considering poetry?

    OK, less of a question than a topic…thanks!

  6. avatar
    Chump / USA | 7 July 2006 at 11:44 am #

    sk–
    Who is your disenchanted friend?

    Chump

  7. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 7 July 2006 at 11:48 am #

    Only one question, pity I had three!

    Okay, here goes.

    If you could go back and relive one of your past lives which one would it be?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

  8. avatar
    Derby | 7 July 2006 at 11:49 am #

    Late nights drinking often end
    in Starling Street.
    I know you hate revealing lyrics.
    You explained why in that interview.
    In 1987.
    You know the one I mean.
    But time or the internet seem to have mellowed you.
    So maybe you’ll tell me what those two obscure lines are.
    At the start of the second verse.
    So I can sing along.
    More accurately.
    Thanks.

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 11:51 am #

    What’s your studio set-up like when you start on a new masterpiece. (do you burn incense?, lock the door?, stand?, sit?, play music?..that sort of thing).

    thanks sk

    love
    ap

  10. avatar
    one rigid finger typist | 7 July 2006 at 11:51 am #

    sk

    what sort of home recording setup do you have (if any)?

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 11:51 am #

    Hey Steve,

    I haven’t meat for 13 years. How long have you been a vegan for?

    It’s great reading about your stand for animal rights.
    I like the way you have compassion for all creatures including ” struggling insects” . It’s good to know that there are more people out there like that.

    Love your blogge!

    Imber

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 11:56 am #

    Dear SK-
    Ok, I don’t know if we are allowed to ask personal questions, but I am really curious as to where and when you met NK?

  13. avatar
    Eldivik | 7 July 2006 at 11:57 am #

    My question:
    Is there any way to convince you to be my guest here in beautiful Genoa, Italy, next time you happen to come to Europe?

    Andreas
    Genoa/Italy

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 12:03 pm #

    sk,
    why are the dockers so bloody useless??

    g & r

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 12:03 pm #

    I think it’s fab you don’t eat meat, Kilbey. Wish more people, esp. men!, were like you.
    Why did you go vegan in particular?
    love+thanx,
    Megan

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 12:03 pm #

    Hi Steve,

    I really can speak english!!! I meant- I haven’t eaten meat for 13 years.

    Imber 🙂

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 12:05 pm #

    haha, can’t believe it worked that time! was a bit of a joke while sitting here watchin the footy. You see, i tried to comment about 50 times when you needed your wee ego boost t’other day.. had wonderful inspirational words.. and now i come out with a stupid comment about the dockers!
    whoops!!

    blog on baby… x

  18. avatar
    veleska1970 | 7 July 2006 at 12:11 pm #

    if you could become someone else (male or female, past or present, famous or not) who would it be and why?

    thanks so much. love you, too!!

  19. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 7 July 2006 at 12:13 pm #

    Steve – wizard of wondrous and wicked words….

    My question:

    When you die (assume you will not be reincarnated and you are not coming back) what is the ONE thing you will miss (if you are able to miss anything, haha) the most about life? It can only be ONE thing.

    It is my sincere desire that you respond with a serious answer as well. ; )

    love and much thanks in advance,
    denise
    xxoo

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 12:14 pm #

    SK,
    whatever happened to coral kingdom?

    richard

  21. avatar
    curious (yellow) | 7 July 2006 at 12:17 pm #

    sk

    do you listen to your own stuff much???

  22. avatar
    captainmission | 7 July 2006 at 12:19 pm #

    Had Lunch with Lash this afternoon, she says you are welcome to tread the boards at the Kirk anytime, seems like it’s her baby again.
    and the question is…(hard to chose just one) but:
    Whos your fave writer? (novels/fiction)

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 12:20 pm #

    U said any time on the 7th!

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 12:27 pm #

    How would you like to be remembered?

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 12:32 pm #

    are you happy?
    when were you your happiest?

  26. avatar
    wonder woman | 7 July 2006 at 12:39 pm #

    If you could choose to have more of one of the following which would it be, money or happiness?

  27. avatar
    pinkgirl | 7 July 2006 at 12:45 pm #

    What do you think your lesson was to learn in this life?

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 12:52 pm #

    What gash was the bedazzled surgeon chasing?

  29. avatar
    adrak | 7 July 2006 at 12:54 pm #

    Steve, what do you think of Barnesy, Farham and Mr. Meatloaf? (Or is that Meatloath?).
    I can predict your answer, but I couldn’t help myself.

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 1:02 pm #

    what is your pornstar name? You know, your first pet’s name followed by your first street name.

  31. avatar
    mutant | 7 July 2006 at 1:04 pm #

    If you could choose to possess one super power what would it be?

  32. avatar
    RA | 7 July 2006 at 1:05 pm #

    Should I feel bad because i don’t particularly want to ask you anything?

    That said I may ask on behalf of a friend who has yet to come back to me…

    Peace,

    Richard

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 1:10 pm #

    so here we are
    filling in the same questions over and over
    on some bloggie system that wouldn’t let me in when i first tried
    what a revenge, sk…
    but we copy and we paste:
    hi nevets,
    i got it. finally. THE question:
    what’s the difference between writing songs on your own / alone / allown (as you did on the first church records and on your solo albums) and writing songs collectively with MWP, PK and TP (or other collaborators)?
    i know, this songwriting stuff is difficult to describe
    but please
    c’mon
    I mean
    after all those years we’ve played together in the leather houses
    wow
    MEMORY
    what a stuff
    but anyway
    it’s your Q and A day
    hope your comments go up to at least 160
    derfnam

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 1:10 pm #

    What do you miss most about Grant?

  35. avatar
    Thomas Irvin | 7 July 2006 at 1:10 pm #

    We’ve heard what you and Tim & Marty sound like without Peter (Sometime Anywhere), we’ve heard what you and Peter & Tim sound like without Marty (Refo:mation), and we’ve heard what you and Peter & Marty sound like without Tim (1980s).

    So what would Marty & Peter & Tim sound like without you? When you show up for practice last and the other three are working on something, what’s it like?

  36. avatar
    jeanz | 7 July 2006 at 1:12 pm #

    HOB imo is The Church’s most spaced out and drug induced album ( for obvious reasons ?). Do you have fond memories of writing and recording those songs or do they reflect a really negative part of your life ?

    ta

    jean

  37. avatar
    Brian Bieniowski | 7 July 2006 at 1:14 pm #

    Dear Steve,

    Just wanted to know what kind of science fiction and fantasy books you like or liked over the years. I’ve been playing your music for a long time and I always think I catch references to things in the lyrics, but I’m never sure if I’m just hearing mirages.

    Hope this ain’t secret information, ’cause my other question was about ambient music.

    Thanks,

    Brian B.

  38. avatar
    nowhere man | 7 July 2006 at 1:20 pm #

    How do you think you will be remembered when you die?

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 1:24 pm #

    How are you at keeping your promises?

  40. avatar
    jean c | 7 July 2006 at 1:30 pm #

    i’m usually just a reader, but here goes, being a lover of oz music..
    ******************************
    can you recommend 5 australian bands/albums that you’ve enjoyed over the last couple of years?
    keep on blogging along
    *******************************

  41. avatar
    landru | 7 July 2006 at 1:30 pm #

    Sorry you had so much frustration. But, could be worse, you could live among the rest of the rats …

    One question … from a fellow tinnitus traveler, I find that I can’t listen to as much music and that I listen to more classical/ambient stuff rather than rock. Also, I don’t have any desire to start another band … so …

    Do you find, as you get older, that your feelings have changed about music and it’s importance in your life? To clarify, do you listen to music the same way (other music than your own), do you care as much, does it give you the same thrill, does it inspire as much?

    Thanks for the blog, despite the problems,

    Landru (aka, Spacefinger, and, if you must, Mike)

  42. avatar
    Larry | 7 July 2006 at 1:31 pm #

    When you nearly had the connection sussed, the Adobe Acrobat fell from the trapeze, I guess …

    Hope this isn’t too personal but how do you manage to support yourself and your family on $2.70? That’s hard enough to do when you’re on your own!

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 1:31 pm #

    Stevie Kay:

    When are you comin to Montana? BIG SKY COUNTRY? I talked with DH about this, The Yellowstone/Glacier Tour….. Your doodles can see the bison and the geysers.

    Florian Trout

  44. avatar
    Noel Christian | 7 July 2006 at 1:34 pm #

    Steve,

    As a musician, I’m curious if there are any guitars or basses from your past which you would love to have again.

    Just as with lovers, there are some which I should have held onto -and others …well they weren’t meant to be.

    All the best,

    Noel

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 1:37 pm #

    SK,

    What’s your record for a lap at the icebergs?

    DR

  46. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 7 July 2006 at 1:39 pm #

    What was Bowie’s last album you heard and liked?

  47. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 1:43 pm #

    What’s Russell’s second name?

  48. avatar
    Simon-Binet | 7 July 2006 at 1:44 pm #

    What is your IQ Score?

  49. avatar
    Joe, Chicago, IL | 7 July 2006 at 1:45 pm #

    Is your pro-pot stance indiciative of a pro-hallucinegen in general stance, or is it just pot these days? I know you commented that the mushroomies and the lsd are only tolerable in small doses nowadays (I have to agree – my drug addled brain seems to have aged the same way)… Do you separate between the different types of psychadelics?

  50. avatar
    gavgams | 7 July 2006 at 1:47 pm #

    SK.
    What are your fave Church songs where you feel you really nailed it and why?

    best wishes

  51. avatar
    dreamweaver | 7 July 2006 at 1:52 pm #

    Do you dream in colour, or black and white?

  52. avatar
    John Garratt | 7 July 2006 at 1:54 pm #

    Do you have an old-time favorite black and white movie?

    John

  53. avatar
    abtom0104 | 7 July 2006 at 1:57 pm #

    SK, you sneaky old bastard. I posted a question (or 2) earlier today and now you say nothing will be answered if wasn’t asked in this blog. Shabby. Anyway, my question is how much would it cost for the chrchu to play a private gig for someone in their back yard / living room / mansion, etc? That’s if you’d do it in the first place.

    Thanks.

    JD

  54. avatar
    Renee | 7 July 2006 at 1:59 pm #

    How did you come to recognize your past lives, was it through past life regression,
    being drawn to specific cultures and time periods,
    actual visions or memories,
    or deja vu?

    Love Ya!

  55. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 2:04 pm #

    Hey SK, on the Sci-Fi trail.. lets trade book favs..
    I loved Perdido Street Station by China Mienville..can you suggest something for me ?

    see you in California..

    love,
    ^jax

  56. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 2:07 pm #

    Hi Sk,

    Which line or verse is your favourite out of everything you’ve ever written?

    I personally love Ripple, but that may say more about my current state of mind then anything else.

    Keep bloggin’

    Padders

  57. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 2:14 pm #

    What is your dosha type?

  58. avatar
    Einstein | 7 July 2006 at 2:19 pm #

    What do you think of Donnie Darko?

  59. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 2:20 pm #

    What time do you tend to hit the sack?

  60. avatar
    Wiley | 7 July 2006 at 2:22 pm #

    Slash or Axl?

  61. avatar
    CouldBeAnyone | 7 July 2006 at 2:23 pm #

    How do you encourage your daughters’ creativity and individuality in a world of conformity?

    (I am curious, as my baby girl and your youngest are the same age. The media – at least in the US – gives awful role models to little girls… princesses? Lindsay Lohan? ugh.)

    Ann

  62. avatar
    Drumwise | 7 July 2006 at 2:24 pm #

    Hi SK. I admire all your work, but I especially liked Isidore. My question is ” Is there another Isidore release, or any Isidore performance in the future?

    Will

  63. avatar
    love nevets blog | 7 July 2006 at 2:28 pm #

    Steve, on average, how much time do you spend daily on your blog?

  64. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 7 July 2006 at 2:36 pm #

    What do you want from Trader Joe’s? I’m going there before the gig (again).
    Cecilia

  65. avatar
    Chela | 7 July 2006 at 2:37 pm #

    What’s the biggest misconception people have about you?
    Chela
    x

  66. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 2:39 pm #

    What advise will you / do you give your daughters about experimenting with drugs?

  67. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 2:40 pm #

    how much would it cost me (in US dollars) to have you produce an LP?

  68. avatar
    finn | 7 July 2006 at 2:44 pm #

    Steve, I was reading the Church wiki page yesterday that somebody linked to and it suggested tensions in the band and a lot of struggles. What I’m curious about is, do you think your career might have been different if Gold Afternoon Fix had been produced by John Paul Jones, or that Arista hadn’t messed about with you guys so much at the time? I like that album, but obviously, the situation wasn’t as good as it could have been.

    Odd, I wanted to ask something different. Oh well.

  69. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 2:46 pm #

    Steve,
    These questions are from requested from My wife and me: and lastly my dog.

    #1) Has your Veganism had any effect on your music or lyrics over the years?
    #2) In one word discribe each member of the church?
    #3) Why arn’t you coming to Seattle on this upcoming tour? =(

    Many thanks for your time,
    Kris

  70. avatar
    Trickster | 7 July 2006 at 3:00 pm #

    SKil,

    I’m an innocent Eye & ofttimes naive.
    So MAYBE you can trust me.

    I work in TV- not Hollywood- media I usually find unsatisfying for entertainment. Nevertheless it’s my job & I hope to help change the industry for the better.

    There IS some “good” TV, namely Docu/Nonscripted.
    (NOT “reality” TV- there’s no such thing- and I should know.) & not that MTV feces either!
    *****************************************
    Would you let me pitch you a tasteful nonscripted docu-series, in which you are the grand host?

    I don’t know you well, but I think it might atleast tickle your fancy.
    *****************************************
    You can keep the idea/pitch for what it’s worth- I want little or nothing from it- I promise- no tricks- I give you my word as a fiend & loyal chrch fan.

    trickster

  71. avatar
    biggle boggle | 7 July 2006 at 3:02 pm #

    OK Steve, my first date with my wife was at a Mae Moore concert back in 1996, and frankly, the CD you produced for her is her best album by a long shot, mainly, I’ve always thought, because of the sounds you conjured up. Yet I’ve heard it implied that you went AWOL at some point and MacKillop had to finish it.

    Is this true, and if so, what happened? Personal question, I know, but I’m curious and you seem pretty open about any misadventures you may have had, so…

  72. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 3:02 pm #

    Will you be sporting your black velvet shirt and black corduroy shorts at any shows on the U.S. tour?

  73. avatar
    eek | 7 July 2006 at 3:07 pm #

    No question from me. Sorry, I know you’re crushed by that.

    Sorry about your hassle with the dreaded forms — but you know we can’t just let a bunch of old hippies run around this country willy nilly without making sure we have all their details — in triplicate (or more). You might try to corrupt the youth of this great nation with your rock music, your veganism, your yoga, your pot smoking, and especially your anti-war stance. We can’t allow that, you know. 😉

    And computers — even macs — were spawned by the devil (although they do come in handy for some things).

  74. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 3:16 pm #

    If you were to come back as an animal, which creature would you be?

  75. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 3:21 pm #

    how did you like living in delaware?

  76. avatar
    Farmboy | 7 July 2006 at 3:30 pm #

    sk:
    i tend to read your blog in groups of threes as time permits, and don’t often respond; but, i have enjoyed getting to know you a little better and hearing your thoughts, musings and rants. ?: any chance month of sundays, til the cows or all i know will turn up on the us tour? (my wife’s favorites lately) we will be at the NewOrleans show (her first); she’ll be the brunette 8 months with child and i’ll be the lucky guy with her…
    love and prayers for you and your family,
    farmboy

  77. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 3:31 pm #

    SK, you haven’t said that much about NK. Is she also a creative person?

  78. avatar
    microgiant | 7 July 2006 at 3:40 pm #

    hi steve, i just started reading veniss underground based on your recommendation. what a trip thanks. Have you read ASTONISHING THE GODS BY BEN OKRI? its poetic nectar u will love it.

  79. avatar
    Shuffler | 7 July 2006 at 3:43 pm #

    Is that paisley Fender Telecaster bass still depreciating on your bedroom wall? Or is that a hornpipe?

  80. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 3:45 pm #

    Steve —

    So much to ask, but the most timely question is: what, if anything, can we New Englanders do to help get a Boston-area show on the upcoming tour?

    – pjc

  81. avatar
    sue cee | 7 July 2006 at 3:45 pm #

    Steve, you didnt swear once after all that drama with the forms! But love the keyboard artwork.

    Sigh…rethink questions, fess up, you couldnt fill in the blanks hey? 🙂

    Ok, I’ll ask a couple of yesterdays:
    1. If you could perform and record with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra again, which song would you choose???
    2. Is Narcosis Plus your best solo album or your favourite solo album or both?

    Thank you!

    hello to nk
    x

  82. avatar
    fantasticandy | 7 July 2006 at 3:51 pm #

    hi,steve iv’e been enthralled by your stuff for 26 years. if i send you a couple of mp3’s of my outfit “DUDES OF NEPTUNE” would you give me an honest opinion on them? i know i’m a cheeky git,but i value your take on things more than almost anyone.i’m probabally going to get loads of fake mail doing this,but if this blogger thingy don’t work my e-mail is:fantasticandy@yahoo.co.uk i know yer a busy,busy guy so i ain’t gonna get offended if you don’t have time or whatever! thanx for all the great blogs and for never comprimising yourselves with the music,the journey seems far from over.the next horizon may be the most exillhirating yet! cheers andy.

  83. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 3:54 pm #

    when was last time you had any form of homosexual love?

  84. avatar
    nice&concise | 7 July 2006 at 3:54 pm #

    Does SK leave the toilet seat up or down?

  85. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 3:56 pm #

    do you like reggae?

  86. avatar
    john | 7 July 2006 at 3:59 pm #

    1) Who is the great magician who makes the grass green?
    2) Have you ever been introduced to Lady Salvia?

  87. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 4:00 pm #

    Any regrets?

  88. avatar
    AlienC | 7 July 2006 at 4:00 pm #

    whats your basic belief regarding sadomasochistic sex?

  89. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 4:01 pm #

    why the down turn in solo recordings since the incredibly prolific red eye years?

  90. avatar
    Fandorin | 7 July 2006 at 4:03 pm #

    BLOGG, from Old Middle High Icelandic, means either “Elektroskaldne” or “some guy on the internet forces you to find yesterday’s questions”. Good. Koppie & Paiste:

    Question#1 – The incredibly wide range of emotions in The Church’s musicke, sometimes blaring right into your ears, most of the time carefully hidden in the mix’n music, then suddenly usurpating the brain&soul for years with force, is so much more colourful than any other rock music, which knows mostly the modes “on”, “louder” or “soulful ballad”. This is what always intrigued me. Reminds me a lot of classical music, number-and-range-of-emotion-wise. Did you ever get into classical music (some very Debussy-like structures on ULTC), i.e. does it move/touch you in any way? years ago, you mentioned you’d love to work with Nelson Riddle. I don’t know if that was tongue in cheek, but I think Riddle’s brilliant. Chronological reasons stand in the way of the Kilbey/Riddle collaboration, but have you ever thought about embracing orchestral colours aside from Heyday? Does it catch you guys in the studio? Like, “Wow, this was so beautiful…”?

  91. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 4:05 pm #

    What would you like Santa to get you for Christmas?

  92. avatar
    pharaoh | 7 July 2006 at 4:14 pm #

    Dear Steve,

    somehow i don’t think you’ll make it this far but i’ll ask my question anyway…

    Do you still own any Fender VI bass/guitars, and is there any reasoning behind your preference for the Fender Jazz bass these days?

    (PS. If you have a spare Fender VI you would like to sell or donate to a devoted fan/musician, i would be very interested… don’t worry im not holding my breath).

    thanks,
    James in Brisbane

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    dark side | 7 July 2006 at 4:16 pm #

    Steve, is the creative mode you get into to create your paintings different to writing music or poetry?

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    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 4:16 pm #

    Hi SK

    what’s your favourite Pink Floyd album?

    thanks 🙂

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    warner | 7 July 2006 at 4:20 pm #

    SK, what is your favorite Church work, or the one that to date pleases you most–seems like the work is constantly evolving, but there have been some high points along the way, including AENT. Do you consider Priest = Aura the apotheosis? Of your own solo work, what are you most pleased with, and when should we expect more?

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    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 4:35 pm #

    SK,

    My question is:

    Do you think you are attracted to melancholia?

    Is that feeling of yearning, longing an essential ingredient for an artist to have in order to create beautiful art/music/blogs?

    Cheers,
    Abid

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    poor old mr.faust | 7 July 2006 at 4:45 pm #

    why were the blurred crusade and already yesterday videos left off the GOLDFISH (JOKES, MAGIC & SOUVENIRS) dvd ?
    i much prefer THE CHURCH video compilation from 1985. it would be great on dvd.

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    matthew | 7 July 2006 at 4:46 pm #

    sk… sounds like you hate those online forms as much as I do… I fought with one for a couple of hours for the family law routine. But… now I’m listening to Grant singing “what would you do if you turned around and saw me beside you/not in a dream but in a song/would you float like a phantom, or would you sing along?” and it’s breaking my heart all over again.

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    Anonymous | 7 July 2006 at 4:48 pm #

    Why haven’t you ever played Brighton UK?

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    Banquo's Ghost | 7 July 2006 at 4:49 pm #

    Hey Steve

    As a flipside to Warner’s question, may i ask what you think is The Church’s weakest album and/or weakest song?

    thanks El Kilbo


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