posted on March 28, 2006 at 9:12 pm

thats it then
the tour is over
its early wed morning
im in a big swanky cafe
unfortunately theyre pumpin’ out doof doof doof
so i wont be able to stay with ya here
too long
its too early for this kinda punishment
hope ya enjoyed last nite
if ya were there
i’ll be back to “normal” soon

30 Responses to “au revoir por favor”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 March 2006 at 9:34 pm #

    First cab off again!
    And what a gig it was!
    Loved it, Loved it!

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    mattdavison | 28 March 2006 at 10:11 pm #

    Dreamed I was there.
    finished two paintings in Aucky.
    walked the streets afta humming the new songs I havnt hurd yet.
    Caught a glimpse of Tony Blair in his motor cade heading to his hotel.
    yelled out (Kilbey will save ya)…ps pisss offf back to the you kay. u gripper!!
    All while u and your’e intrepid bandos quietly blew the crap out of Wanky Melbo.
    I can say that… I lived there
    Get To NZ Skay…and Hurry.
    (See ya on the 8th dutch Perrrrrrrier)

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    Ross | 28 March 2006 at 10:30 pm #

    Wish i was there. Constant in Opal played in Syd and Melb – Not Bris? Shit!

    The fucking atrociously talkative crowd may have contributed to that factor. Ahh well…at least you played it at Judy Rites not that long ago.


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    the dean | 28 March 2006 at 10:48 pm #

    the church at the basement were great. Even though you say you were strangely lethargic you didn’t come across at all like that. The audience, which was a gathering of the faithful, was truly thrilled by the performance. Got my tine mine, got my ultc. Cranking up the sound as I drive down the coast. The surf is enormous, the songs epic.
    Thanks sk.

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    Krissythegroupie | 28 March 2006 at 11:01 pm #

    Ooo! Soooo jealous! You luckies got to see them AND got the new album! I’m positively seething..but all good things in time I suppose.

  6. avatar
    me | 28 March 2006 at 11:21 pm #

    still floating on the high from
    Monday night
    thank you

  7. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 28 March 2006 at 11:36 pm #

    …I hope I’m right in sayin’ ‘our time will come.’

    I don’t think I’d recognize doof if she came over the loud speakers, I can’t distinguish one tin-queen from another. I can’t tell the difference between anyone on the middle of the road radio…as mwp would say ‘forget the radio’!

  8. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 28 March 2006 at 11:37 pm #

    oh wait!
    what the hell are you doing posting so g.d. early?

  9. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 29 March 2006 at 1:59 am #

    you better hurry before me and me lady smoke it all…haha esskay
    just kidding, not, no seriously you better hurry, me am waiting…

  10. avatar
    mike a | 29 March 2006 at 2:15 am #

    SK – when are you coming to the U.S. – we miss you here!!

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 March 2006 at 2:41 am #

    what’s normal for you SK?
    what happened in melb?
    please fill us in

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    DIG | 29 March 2006 at 4:57 am #


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    DIG | 29 March 2006 at 5:00 am #


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    TINKU BHAT | 29 March 2006 at 9:32 am #

    so glad you’re enjoying yourself.
    same here…painting just became all that much more serious, less sacharrin colors. It’s kinda interesting painting through the spirits of Picasso, Joseph Albers, Joseph Cornell, Paul Klee within the last week.

    Keep ‘lil baby bouncer very exposed to your world- my mom did and look what happened. Even taught me the art of dress design and I always protested! “I’d rather be painting!”

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    Anonymous | 29 March 2006 at 9:41 am #

    I think there were alot of happy campers in Melbourne last night.
    The Church were brilliant, the venue was sexy(and the band), the audience captivated and attentive. No mobiles or nasty talkers. The new songs were/are awesome and the way Invisible went into jack frost(?) (I think getting a bit blurry eyed by then) and then the velvets/lou reed was sheerly magnificent. You look great and healthier than most 20 year olds, kinda reminded me of Courtney Taylor-Taylor with a scalpel shape expression and amazing piercing green eyes.
    A true class act of integrity and professionalism.

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 March 2006 at 9:48 am #

    I meant scalpel sharp expression.

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    tex | 29 March 2006 at 10:41 am #

    g’day steve

    sorry i missed the show – sounds like it was a blast. looking forward to ULTC making a live appearance in ACT – am i too hopeful?(just read an excellent book about the (english) bloke who first named clouds). Also just got to yr blog about G Harrison – great champion of Beatles and especially post-Beatles era. ‘Concert for George’ a moving experience, let down only by Paul ‘EGO’ McCartney.

    Passed through Lyneham traffic lights this evening – S Stokes still toiling manfully among the pollution.

    best regards


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    blessed devotee | 29 March 2006 at 11:49 am #

    in brissy, invisible launched into bye bye pride (go-betweens)
    at least that’s what i thought i heard
    apparently everyone heard different lyrics from different songs no less
    afterwards no one could agree on which song or lyrics had been sung
    we argued amongst ourselves about who had heard the correct song & lyric
    until sk returned from behind the curtain that concealed he from us
    he asked of us “why do you argue thus”
    to which we replied “we cannot agree on which song you have sung sk
    please tell us who has heard the correct song and lyric”
    then sk answered us, already knowing what was in our minds
    “i have sung to you the song of songs, it belongs not to one song or lyric
    but to the great multitude of songs sung in its name
    it is your pride that fools you to argue over song & lyric
    listen beyond your ears and you shall hear”
    and sk’s mojo shone brightly over us
    and we were silent once again

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 March 2006 at 2:13 pm #

    melbin gig last nite?

    simply sooperlative.

  20. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 29 March 2006 at 5:45 pm #

    Us Yanks are NOT jealous at all *kicks dirt*
    Once upon a time I could caravan it with the Choich, didn’t have to pay rent, you see. Almost got hired on as the massage therapist, so close…

    Will be happy with one San Francisco show, IF there is a San Francisco show.
    Por favor, si?

    PS: I have a bloggie that no one reads…


  21. avatar
    persephone2u | 29 March 2006 at 6:43 pm #

    Please don’t ever return to or become normal.


  22. avatar
    John | 29 March 2006 at 7:07 pm #

    Are you going to incorporate “doof doof doof” into the show?

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 March 2006 at 7:29 pm #

    so Im like sK.. doof doof doof.. like cant yu jus feel it, doof doof doof…
    its like talking to my soul.. doof doof dadoof

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 March 2006 at 9:05 pm #

    Ohhhhhh…I thought you meant Chillary Doof… *hits self on forehead*
    Now I reckon you meant techno! Honestly, techno is torture no matter what time you slice it.


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    Anonymous | 29 March 2006 at 9:12 pm #

    Apropos of George Harrison. Yeah, liked your comment on that one! He was the coolest one in the …… along with mr. JL. They both did a few thosand acidtrips creating some of the best music ever heard on this blueeyed planet somewhere in a large large universeeeeee!
    I used to listen to “All Things Must Pass” in days gone by high on excellent potent acid swirling and casceding,deepdiving into “hare hare Krishna, Jesus Christ, Buddha” transforming me into a deep space religious candidate, melting into the Clear White Light eager for nirvanic mindshattering egoexploding BLISS! And YES, I got there.
    SK, try to get hold of the book “Paths to God” by Ram Dass. A far out mindexpanding soulopening treatise on Bhagavad Gita. And as you may know, Ram Dass was previously known as Richard Alpert, professor of psychology at Harvard, co-worker and colleague and fellowtripper to Timothy Leary, blah,blah,blah…….. – before he went to India , met his guru and was never the same again….
    Well, I hope the dope make you a telepathtic…. (but not a dyslectic mindreader, by God!…..) Hey ho! Here we go!

  26. avatar
    MattD | 29 March 2006 at 10:49 pm #

    Get a laptop Stevey. with wireless internet connection. No Doof Doof’.
    I will get you one if you want. pass it to Peter N in NZ, u send me a cheque or swap me for a painting.
    Imagine sitting at a park or,the pools….BLISS
    Off to Russell Crowes gig tonight, bet you wanna hear how great his band is…..

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 March 2006 at 11:18 pm #

    Russell Crock?
    man you guys are desperate!
    sk you better go to the rescue
    before it’s late for these poor sods

  28. avatar
    Azza | 30 March 2006 at 12:22 am #

    The melbourne gig was great. You guys looked very relaxed, loose and having a good time. It was great to see. The venue was very chic. I noticed a couple of people videoing the gig. So maybe one day we may be able to relive that great live experience!

  29. avatar
    eek | 30 March 2006 at 12:22 am #

    Stevo, your blog’s famous! (it was mentioned in The Age today in a review of the Manchester Lane gig). And the guy called your voice stunning (I agree), but I think he may have fancied the “well-built guitarist Willson-Piper” just a bit more. 🙂

    Apparently he didn’t care for the acoustic rendering of Unguarded Moment though. Funny, I don’t like the version on OSAH much at all but love the one on EMD. Go figure.

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    Anonymous | 30 March 2006 at 7:37 am #

    Hi Steve,
    I left Melb for a month to travel to China and missed the C games circus (what’s this about Hcruhc Eht and a flying tram?) and the ULTC launch – 50 metres from my regular abode.
    Did you know that your bloggy cannot be accessed in China (fucking Google sold their souls) so I have been having blogdrawals. Sweaty palms and salty psalms. Fortunately, Darko sent me a small stash to get me through.
    Cheers for sorting Tori out with an extra copy of TM for me on Tues night. Am looking forward to hearing all the new wares on my return..

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