posted on March 20, 2006 at 4:34 am

first of all
its this simple
if youre reading my blogge
chances are you aint a “straight”
why would a fucking “straight” read my stuff
what would be the pointe?
so you see
yer disqualified from “straighthood”
even before ya reach for the send comment button
i keep telling ya
this is my diary
im writing it fer me too ya know
dont bust my balls cos youre eavesdroppin on my turf
so i reject all yer furore and froth
(cmon you were offended by fuck their war etc?)
i appreciate those who appreciated my rant
i care about you silent ones too
what a lotta fun
stirring you up
with my hippy polemic

so here i am
in the tropical north
brisbane qld
i am out the back of a newsagents
a furtive chinese guy shows me in here
as if to opium den
(i wish)
fluoro lites killing my eyes and soul
i feel the energy sucked outta me
by the electro stuff in here
tonite we launchy ultc
we need to re hurse
we need to werk all arvo
such a nice city too
with a lot to do here
i cannae longer tarry
see ya about the place

51 Responses to “a loveletter from brisbane”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 March 2006 at 4:58 am #

    Wow, I’m first cab off the rank!
    Break a leg, SK, I’ll see ya on the 28th.!

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 March 2006 at 5:12 am #

    2nd cab of the rank,

    Looking forward to Next Monday, Blow em away in Brissy-

    The Staright one

  3. avatar
    Azza | 20 March 2006 at 5:19 am #

    Enjoy Brisy SK. I was up at the Gold Coast last weekend. Still got the sunburn to prove it! One week and one day to go till your back in Melbin and I’ll be one of the ones chearing and queing for the yummy merchandise!

  4. avatar
    Biomass | 20 March 2006 at 5:20 am #

    Can’t wait to call my mum and finally tell her I’m not a str8. She’ll be so pleased.
    “But how do you know, son?”
    “Because an older man with experience told me so on the internet.”
    “Ohh… umm… th-that’s nice, dear.”

    Have a great launch!

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 March 2006 at 5:29 am #

    Ahh, you’re a love / hate kinda guy arent ya?
    I’d hate to be married to ya you old prick.
    Enjoy the the gig tonite, try to be nice.

    Dutch Pierre

  6. avatar
    In the valley of fortitude you'll be breathless and free | 20 March 2006 at 5:44 am #

    Thanks for taking the time to write.I sure everyone understands you’re busy.
    Brisbane not a bad olde city, I lived there for a couple of years.
    Sounds like the same internet cafe I used somewhere in the Valley(of death)I presume.
    See you in Melbourne
    Have a good show

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 March 2006 at 6:00 am #

    sk, you go from nice man to tool and back again with such ease. good luck tonite. look forward to hearing utlc.

  8. avatar
    james | 20 March 2006 at 6:26 am #

    Wish I could go…

    Knock em all out

  9. avatar
    captainmission | 20 March 2006 at 6:36 am #

    Wish I was there…all the best to you and yr people.

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 March 2006 at 6:39 am #

    No Clues For Eternity Blues

    Got eternity to sell in a hard coloured badge from Nowhere store
    Stored for one million years in a guitar phrase
    Golden hands won’t worth the ticket or the praise
    Of your obtuse words telling goodbye
    Getting lazy under practical storms
    Feeding worms in days of haze
    Finding glory in chronicles amazing
    Of submental carnival in China Town
    And folkloric turmoil in Petty’s breakdown
    Thinking we could finish here
    Lying in the mud of our sold-ier rock symphony
    Wasting the wasteland’s grace
    Of promised evolution after a fulfilling meal
    A sonic youth’s noise running through a neverending railroad
    Don’t wanna watch or count the stations
    People getting hurt, invisible orchestras fading
    Applause for lizards getting in the latest mute mutation
    Tamborines for dead elephants and scientific illusions
    AwkAWARDS ceremonies where idols fail
    Your flowers over your desire’s projections
    Your lies turning into certificates again
    Your moments encapsuled in your son’s shell of a theory
    Never mind if it was an E or an A
    You’ll probably miss yourself going wrong
    And the bodies for nevermore re-hear-sals of COMING BACK.

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 March 2006 at 7:06 am #

    Sounds a little MWP to me.

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 March 2006 at 7:17 am #

    next monday night is going to be so cool!


  13. avatar
    RA | 20 March 2006 at 7:49 am #

    Grr.. typed such an inventive comment then the thing was lost… ULTC.. Launch? What? A small baot on the river? eh?



  14. avatar
    RA | 20 March 2006 at 7:49 am #

    ffs.. boat even..

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 March 2006 at 8:08 am #

    i’m killin’ time to die my hare
    you gotta look chic to get anywhere
    i get charisma injekshons
    to keep me neerer to purrfekshon
    i’m gettin away with murder

    what’s goin on down the hall
    the drummers got my chick up against the wall
    she doesn’t know that he’s dis-eased
    i hope he feels very pl-eased
    to get away with murder

    just how long we can keep this up
    i can’t possibly tell
    when I looked in the mirror just then
    the guy in there sayed get to hell

    she’s got a face to make you feel speedy
    she’s like a page in the book i’m readin’
    she’s a hawk and you’re in her talons
    but her face is so like a sighron
    she’s gettin’ away with murder

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 March 2006 at 8:11 am #

    To Steve & Family and all of the Dear folk in NE Australia, I hold you deep in my prayers and I wish yall the strength of the Cosmos, perserverence, a light burden and smooth recovery, my deepest sympathies for all things big and small..

    a spark of hope from new orleans,
    Jaime A. Rodriguez

  17. avatar
    lily | 20 March 2006 at 8:44 am #

    Personally, I enjoyed your rant. It didn’t sound much different than things I say on a regular basis. I was thinking of you and your family as I heard of the storm there. Stay safe to rant another day!

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 March 2006 at 9:58 am #

    Its called artistic temperamnet.

  19. avatar
    Phedra | 20 March 2006 at 12:51 pm #

    what shining rants you have.
    all the better to eat you with.
    thanks for brkfast.


  20. avatar
    Rubikon | 20 March 2006 at 1:42 pm #

    “what a lotta fun
    stirring you up
    with my hippy polemic”

    Well it certainly got your comments up Steve – 126 and counting!

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 March 2006 at 1:58 pm #

    Just arrived home from the gig in Brissy. Loved the new songs. Just one request though. Please never play the tiny little Troubador again! You guys sounded great but were ‘just invisible to me’ i’m afraid. Could hardly see a thing. Also Steve if you play somewhere bigger next time those pesky people talkin down front might not bother you so much ;-p

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 March 2006 at 2:38 pm #

    My prayers go out to all the families in NE Aus.

    p.s. Last night I thought for sure that the sonic resonance from Kilbey’s bass would have deflected that cyclone….

    Brian Turner
    Atlanta, Ga

  23. avatar
    verdelay | 20 March 2006 at 2:42 pm #

    I did a spot of growing up in Brisbane… sex, drugs, rock’n’roll, and homework (in not particular order of preference or prevalence).

    By the time I left I despised the place. Dreadful little Hell.

    I don’t mind it so much now… probably because these days I can afford the services of servant girls to fan me with palm fronds and serve me cool, crisp grapes. Back in my first scrape with Brisbane I was in a docile state of perpetual sweat-haze; sleeping with insects and living off my own fingernail scrapings.

    Like the decadant Victorians, I built a folly upon the hilltop of my youth. If I’d grown up in renaissance Florence or fin de siecle Paris I probably would have despised those cities too…

    Sweet Brisbane: now that you’re dead to me, I can remember you fondly…

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 March 2006 at 3:03 pm #

    Here hear “anonymous” up a few. Brissy gig awesome, minus those few fools with cell phones (why would you, to a gig that cost you $45+ to get in???). My one gripe is this “Tin Mine” especial – it’s all songs we already own, bar two (ok & +2 live)! Eeeek! I thought we was gettin new cd especial…… Nooooo, $30 extra my sycophantic pet…..

  25. avatar
    gavgams | 20 March 2006 at 3:14 pm #

    Sue C, I love the lines:
    “Gorgeous machines
    In a century of wonder”. And the rest…

    It resonates, goes so beautifully, kind of surreal, visionary, fatalistic, but open, accepting.

    To the inevitable critics: You have to be there. Somewhere Anytime. But do you have the ears, the mind for that?? Try to relax.. float downstream.

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 March 2006 at 3:25 pm #

    Thanks to the guys in the USA, for the well wishing, don’t think anyone got hurt, lot of people lost homes though.
    Real shame about New Orleans, also one place I really wanted to visit in the US.

    On behalf of OZ chucrh fans

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 March 2006 at 3:29 pm #

    From the MCG to the Troubadour that makes sense.

  28. avatar
    CSTCoach | 20 March 2006 at 3:51 pm #

    Best of luck with the show, man! And same to the rest of the guys. It’s going to be amazing, and I’m so stoked for the new album!!!! Been listening to Block over and over, it’s really great.

    I actually checked ticket prices to OZ, but I’m off on a redeye tomorrow morning to west coast USA, film gig, and working with some athletes to do the yoga-like contortion and Clubbell weight thing… Freedom through movement and all that.

    Can’t wait to read your review of the ultc gig! I’m sorry to miss it. I hope you’ll hit norte america this year!


  29. avatar
    RONIN | 20 March 2006 at 4:05 pm #

    tonite we launchy ultc

    Groovy! Hope you guys have a blast, sk…

  30. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 20 March 2006 at 5:26 pm #

    Mucha suerte con Importuno Como Las Nubes y disfruta Brisbane!
    Con amor,

  31. avatar
    Daniel 26, 3 | 20 March 2006 at 6:00 pm #

    32nd idiot to comment. Haven’t got anything to say either. Only one question: Sue C could you please give us a five-day forecast?

  32. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 20 March 2006 at 6:45 pm #

    have fun tonight and don’t despair that me am not there to see the pure beauty of it all. me am always with me choich pals whenever and wherever that may be.
    me love you very much. peace out you rockstars…

  33. avatar
    B Raine | 20 March 2006 at 7:58 pm #

    my freind jumped off the roof of his hotel, he told everyone he was run over, but i guess the way his feet were broke they just knew

    he told me, all he recalls is that
    he remembers it took a long time to hit the ground,,and the
    killer…no irony is that he landed on his feet….
    dont do drugs kids..
    annyway he is well,(out of san quentin) …. the Btards put him around gearheads…annyway my compliments on sp el descu….
    a whole ne world

  34. avatar
    Sweed | 20 March 2006 at 8:40 pm #

    Hope you´re all well and had a good time at the launching.


  35. avatar
    the dean | 20 March 2006 at 9:43 pm #

    some are born to straighthood
    some have straighthood thrust upon them
    some just can’t be straight no matter how hard they try

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 March 2006 at 12:29 am #

    Nicely Done.

    Mr. Trout

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 March 2006 at 1:20 am #

    You have single handidly conjured up my deepest inner fears of straight-hood and at the same time you’ve invited me to the cool party. None of this should concern you but boy do I need help.

    Keep on keeping on and the next time you come stateside, bring your brothers.


  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 March 2006 at 1:40 am #

    u are not STILL going on about straights are you? for feck’s sake…GROW UP!

  39. avatar
    eek | 21 March 2006 at 2:07 am #

    I was going to say you should put the first several lines of this blog entry at the top of your blog so everyone can read it and stop getting their shorts in such a bunch.

    However, I now think perhaps a reading comprehension test is more in order. Christ, I thought if you spelled it out it would sink in, but I guess not….


    I’m so excited ULTC is finally being launched. It’s been a long wait, but it’s going to be soooo worth it!

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 March 2006 at 2:36 am #

    Some of you annoy the hell out of me…but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

    Love and rockets,


  41. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 March 2006 at 2:42 am #

    hey someone said the cg was prerecorded. I love it. miming and unseen, the ultimate performance!!

  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 March 2006 at 2:50 am #

    Oh boy, there ain’t a dud track on ULTC…and this isn’t just a confirmed Church fan speaking here…this album is, as my granny used to say, a Cracker…hold onto your pants Australia…

  43. avatar
    mimetic emetic | 21 March 2006 at 5:21 am #

    Keep on pushing them buttons, eskie! Not a whole lot in this world funnier than a whinging straight 😉 Notice there aren’t many bohos on here moaning ’bout being pegged?

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 March 2006 at 5:40 am #

    what do you have to do to get your comment deleted?

  45. avatar
    Brad | 21 March 2006 at 10:48 am #

    So you were only telling people who never look at your blog to fuck off. Ok, I get it.


  46. avatar
    aaa | 21 March 2006 at 12:19 pm #

    re straights
    no such thing – western idea and does not exists in many other cultures

    actually a form of being elite in view or touching on being racist in idea and in a similar form

    it happens in schools – kids are labeled and then bullied due to these beliefs of identity – grouping – peer pressures to conform – fit in

    judging others – not a good idea for a peaceful world

  47. avatar
    the eye of the needle | 21 March 2006 at 1:07 pm #

    I’m a bendy straight bohemian heterosexual agnostic iconoclastic pot smoking guitar playing free-thinking mensa member type of guy

  48. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 21 March 2006 at 5:41 pm #

    I can hardly contain myself fer the new album, after hearing Block. So’s launch away, ya crazy hip-pie!

  49. avatar
    MattDavison | 21 March 2006 at 10:24 pm #



  50. avatar
    Tessa Nicholls, Now and Back Again | 21 March 2006 at 10:34 pm #

    Lookie Lookie.

  51. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 March 2006 at 1:53 pm #

    Do you think Peter Gabriel or Yoko spent an ill emotion on their appearance at the Olympics? Somehow I see them yawning afterwards.

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