posted on April 27, 2009 at 9:09 pm

did not get tv gig
ah………
(but they really liked it……..!?)
next time….
voice in another tv show : sure….
the good reviews for u#23 continue to pour in
go read the one at blog critics
gee it seems our time has finally come
the world has moved on or back a notch
and suddenly the critics unnerstand us again
or has u#23 got some balance right….
some subtle but important balance.?…i dunno
i just persevere n see what happens
same with yoga
same with swimming
same with fatherhood
same with life
it is strange that at this late stage of the game
that we are knocking out energetic fresh strange stuff
when we should be playing some safe nostalgic rubbish
like all the other oldies
except leonard
neil
robyn hitchcock
robert forster
i loathe U2 but at least they keep trying to be new….
i mean artists get better as they grow older
why cant musicians?
the jazz cats did, didnt they….
theoretically you got all this more experience
(i been playing the bass nearly 40 years!!)
you should have picked up some tricks by now
you should know your way around la musica
you should know your way around life
the church are starting to approach excellence in rock music
we can never actually achieve it
but we can approach it constantly
ie are there better guitarists than pk n mwp still extant?
i mean in the genre in which we perform
are there better drummers than tp?
are there bands with higher or loftier ideals?
we are simultaneously classic and innovative
we incorporate traditional rock values with idiosyncratic genius
and we embrace the ever opening future
we are not a nostalgia act
we are 4 musicians engaged in an ongoing dialogue
the whole thing is still evolving
the church have taken their time
and go back and look at all our records
even the rotten ones
and you’ll find our integrity almost always intact
we have never condescended towards our listeners
i never chuck off that second rate bullshit word jive
my lyrics are deliberately ambiguous
my lyrics contain love and spirit and
i am a man in love with language
no one can write or think like me
oh there are others out there who do a better show
there are younger n handsomer rockers
there are more intense and violent rockers
there are more popular rockers
but there aint no one like me or the church
the thinking mans band
before and after radiohead
ive made a million records n everyone of em
is dripping with innovation and multiple levels of meaning
i explore music
i explore words
i explore recording techniques
i explore collaboration
i explore all aspects of song
i expect 5 star reviews
i dont always get em but i expect em
you may or may not scoff
and some sad little idiot
the same sad little idiot
pestering me over n over on my comments
said the other day
that all my readers/listeners were poor
thats why they didnt pay me much
au contraire my fine feathered fucknuckle
many of my readers are tertiary educated
many hold “high” positions in the “straight” world
many are moguls doctors professors lawyers lecturers teachers
dentists pilots or whatever
some of them make very nice contributions on my paypal
i was once standing backstage in the u.s.
i was talking to a gynecologist an architect and a prof at local uni
i say howcome you guys listen to us
and these youngish richish educated dudes said
well who the fuck else are we gonna listen to…?
so there you go
one of the handful of thinking mans bands
i am comfortable with sweating and pounding my bass
or discussing da-da or dorian columns over a gin n tonic
i straddle all realms and by fuck i am good
and i will prevail
and you’ll see in the end
after my meandering course
i will lock on
(i am locked on)
and i will pursue art n music all the way to their n my ends
so if you wanna insult me or my readers
you better do so constructively
coz i aint printing anymore tediously obnoxious comments
they lower the whole fucking tone of my hi-class blogge
meanwhile
a “monetize” button has appeared on my blog dashboard
this means i hit the button n ads will appear
they will figure out what i’m writing about
n stick in appropriate ads
(!?)
(the mind boggles what they would try n sell on here!)
anyway
instead of that
i am launching a may madness campaign
anyone contributing a two year subscription in may
will get to choose the topic n guidelines for one blog
ie recording such n such
touring such n such
such n such year
thoughts on such n such
memories of such n such
poem about such n such
why did you such n such
whats yer opinion of such n such etc etc etc
anyone who just made a largish contribution
and feels miffed that they have been disincluded
can feel free to join in too
when contributing
leave a message of yer proposed blog
and i’ll do my best
i am way way behind in thanking my generous subscribers
who keep the ball rolling for me
so thank you!
times are hard
i appreciate your hard earned dough
i appreciate your honesty
(hey blogs dont grow on trees you know)
and really
if you dont like what i do
then why are you even still here n reading it?
for everyone else
loadsa love
me n mwp are doing the vanguard tonite
who knows how it’ll all turn out
we’ll be winging it!
the usa tour looms ahead
mwp is off there soon to set it up
our last chance for a bit of a spar
be good!
sk

55 Responses to “blather”

  1. avatar
    steve kilbey | 27 April 2009 at 10:46 pm #

    for complete vindication of everything i wrote here
    please check out our review in releasemagazine.net
    wow!

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 April 2009 at 10:50 pm #

    saw the five stars in rolling stones mag…wow…

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    the dean | 27 April 2009 at 10:56 pm #

    It good to hear that you are in love with the ‘orrible churn again.

    u#23 has more ideas blended into each song than most pop has in a lifetime.

    before and after radiohead – that’s gold.

  4. avatar
    princey | 27 April 2009 at 11:05 pm #

    Yes WOW! alright, just read the reviews, about time stuff like this was written about my fave band in the universe, yay:))
    Ooooh I feel like makin’out to the makout-rock of the Churchhaha

  5. avatar
    Mary | 27 April 2009 at 11:23 pm #

    screw those jerks that say shit about us readers

  6. avatar
    Mary | 27 April 2009 at 11:26 pm #

    By the way im new to this, and I have been reading your blogs and I am hooked, you seem to have this power to get my mind off of serious things that are happening to me in my life right now like my health so thank you for giving me something to look forward to everyday, you are the best by the way, I have loved the Church since the 80s and one day I would love to meet you guys here in Texas 🙂

  7. avatar
    fantasticandy | 27 April 2009 at 11:28 pm #

    steve,
    you forgot to mention how modest you are!

  8. avatar
    Richard | 27 April 2009 at 11:29 pm #

    ‘s inevetyble

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    W Street | 27 April 2009 at 11:32 pm #

    For newer readers, listen–it’s ALL here and killer doesn’t probably realize it. He’s not shied away from any subject, nor has he failed to talk about any subject in existence. Search the blogge with the helpful Blogger search and you’ll find more than you ever expected to find here. I’ve been reading since the first few months or so–I’ve read every post. I don’t pretend to get all of them, but this is the finest blog that there ever was.There are over three full calendar years of posts in his archives–a towering feat. A mastery of blogging lies at your fingertips. I defy you to crawl through these archives and find better stuff than this… http://stevekilbey.blogspot.com/2007/02/re-set-q-n-with-doodles.html

    This is the finest blog ever.

    Hang in there killer, more support is on the way. As more and more people figure out the blog, the art, the music, the old ways of doing business will give way to the new ways of getting music to the people. This is probably the worst time in recorded history to be a working musician, and you need all the help you can get. We have to remember that MWP, PK and TP need the help as well, along with everyone else who’s decent and struggling.

  10. avatar
    seoigh | 27 April 2009 at 11:32 pm #

    I didn’t comment on the recent interview flap. You said it was unfair. That got me thinking.

    It was unfortunate. It was annoying. It was tremendously bad timing (sorry about the TV gig). It was embarrassing. It was about a million things that we could name, none of which would be good.

    But unfair?

    I don’t see it. One could even call it karmically appropriate. I sometimes think that you underestimate the pain and damage you inflicted in the 90’s — not only to those nearest you, but to anyone who ever hoped more for you. And of course the most damage you did was to yourself, but the intense trauma of it all probably blurs your ability to see all the aspects of the damage; you are too close to it.

    It’s hard to put into words, but I’m going to try. Your response to the interview was to write a blog, which in essence said “So you think it was bad, do you? Well I was there and it was more horrible than you could know!”

    On that subject, brilliant blog about Sweden yesterday. Chilling stuff.

    But I think what you did was to try and take sole ownership of that period back. It’s like you are saying that it’s not for others to decide how that period was bad. On some level, you are trying to delegitimize the pain you inflicted on other people by claiming the worst of the pain as your own. It is as if you say that since it was worst for you, it is unimportant that it was bad for anyone else.

    Certainly you must see that the biggest reason that the critics “understand” you again is because you have slowly earned their trust back. You broke a lot of hearts, Killer.

    Imagine the humiliation little boy and girl fans of Superman had when they heard that their hero had shot himself. Does that make sense? George Reeves’ pain was certanly more intense than the pain of his fans — but that doesn’t mean his fans shouldn’t have been disapointed.

    “So who do you think writes really deep songs that I could learn a lot from?”

    “Steve Kilbey”

    “You mean that junkie?”

    I was at the show in DC shortly before your arrest in NYC. It was not the best Church performance, needless to say. I had a date with me that night. I had built up expectations to my date about how great the show was going to be. After that night, I didn’t buy another Church album for over 5 years. It had become embarrassing to be a fan.

    It takes longer to earn trust back than it takes to earn it in the first place.

    Your work of late has been very solid. Just keep up with it — as you mentioned, continuing like Hitchcock et al do. That trust will come back. You got me back.

    Hell, even Nixon’s image was rehabilitated to some degree. It just takes time and work, that’s all.

    And who knows… maybe some money will come along with it.

  11. avatar
    fantasticandy | 27 April 2009 at 11:34 pm #

    ahhhhh……..
    just read it.
    no wonder your’e so full of yerself.
    ’bout time someone said such nice things,
    congrats brother!

  12. avatar
    Martin | 27 April 2009 at 11:44 pm #

    Thanks a lot for the present! And yesterday’s blog about the past … Been listening to #23 all night, so many good songs and sounds and lyrics and voices on it! Thanks.

  13. avatar
    heyday2day | 27 April 2009 at 11:45 pm #

    amen to that. every review i have read are each overwhelmingly positive in their praise. feel good, bow out your chest a little, hold your head a little higher. perhaps finally the world is learning what you and the fans have known all along. much respect and thanks for staying the course and setting an example of how to grow older with your integrity and legacy intact.

    bg

  14. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 28 April 2009 at 12:02 am #

    rip it up tonight…
    Jonny

  15. avatar
    nickfiction | 28 April 2009 at 12:09 am #

    nice one today ! still waiting on shipment of the new cd! can’t wait to hear it !

  16. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 28 April 2009 at 12:33 am #

    There is only one Steve Kilbey and The Church. A man and band that incredibly fuse progressive, psychedelic, space and late 1960’s genres. Your only surpassed by the Beatles and the only current band in your league is Radiohead. You will keep getting better.Jeff Beck is an instrumental guitar virtuoso and he’s in his prime at age 65. Even MACCA at age 66 created the dynamic Fireman-“Electric Arguments” CD. I apologize for mentioning Jeff Beck so much but there is nothing like seeing a performer whose guitar is hardwired to his heart and strangles a universe of sounds from his instrument without using effects or a pic. He can’t write lyrics or sing like Kilbey can.
    Best Band The Church
    Best Guitarist J. Beck
    Best Glam-Mope music Morrissey
    Best Female Rocker- Chrissie Hynde
    Most Deranged Commentor- Me, Myself and I.

  17. avatar
    restaurant mark | 28 April 2009 at 12:37 am #

    i’ve never questioned the church’s integrity…no need to…
    innovative…of course! you guys, radiohead, doves…heads and shoulders above…for my tastes anyway. really love another band right now called silversun pickups…their new second album, swoon is great. anyway…yeah, i wouldn’t be here everyday if your music wasn’t amazing!

    take care
    mark

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 April 2009 at 12:41 am #

    Joy.:):Dx

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 April 2009 at 1:11 am #

    Hey Steve,

    Just been catching up with the blogs and i gotta say i love the fact that you and the church remain true to your convictions and continue to write and play such fascinating new music and continue to strive for perfection…i mean, as the true artists that you are, what else are you gonna do? I had to take to task some people who came to the Barwon Heads gig expecting the very early stuff and explain why you don’t do that – e.g. i said, how can they? This band has over 23 albums worth of material to choose from for a start, and the newer material is just mind blowing! Anyway…who am i, a thinking man? I think maybe just a guy who sells wine, plays gtr in several bands, love’s his wife n’ 3 kids, loves reading (especially history) but doesn’t have a degree or any such equivalent, however I DO LOVE the church and all the side projects etc etc – i ‘get’ it ya know? I shed a tear when i listened to ‘Anchorage’ and ‘Operetta’ for the first time on the cd (whilst landscaping my backyard in the heat!), i even had this weird image pop into my head at the time – i imagined Cicero weeping as he listened to Caesars superlative oratory…huh?

    Have been listening to U23# constantly at work and for a change, popped Painkiller in the cd as i’d given it a rest – oh, what joy, what splendour! Pure indulgence…it was like listening to it all new again. In fact i’ve got it on now – ‘Song for the masking’ – god i love it! I love it all!!

    I think that’s enough rambling for one day…

    Cheers,

    Jon from Geelong.

    P.s. the best gigs are sometimes those when you’re ‘winging it’, good luck! 🙂 Wish i was there…

    p.p.s. The ‘Killa’ in me, is the killa in you…great title for a blog? 🙂

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 April 2009 at 1:22 am #

    Great review Steve… good to see you guys getting some serious traction for the album… it’s really well deserved!

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 April 2009 at 1:56 am #

    Nightmare is a top song !!

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 April 2009 at 2:00 am #

    Nightmare is a top oldie !!

  23. avatar
    ross b | 28 April 2009 at 4:09 am #

    I can’t wait to buy u#23!!! I can’t make it to the gig tonight but I hope it goes well, and hope to see you play soon some other time,

    Still loving your work drude! Rb

  24. avatar
    stealthblue | 28 April 2009 at 6:06 am #

    Amen to all of that! I thank the universe for you, the band, and all the like-minds that float around with us. Not that you need a 5-start rating (although pretty nice to have I reckon), but you and The Church are indeed well worthy of such praise. It’s been a long time coming. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I mean that from the bottom of my heart, brother. I have said it before and I’ll say it forever, I am proud and honored and blessed beyond words just being able to be a part of this experience…this journey. You know what I mean, I think everyone here does, yeah? Anyway, I hope you and MWP had fun doing your “brawl.” I bet that was a hoot! Can’t wait to see you guys here in the good old states! Much peace and love,

    Ben

    I can only imagine what kind of ads would pop-up!! THAT would be funny! You’d probably fry the software though!

  25. avatar
    Steve Draper | 28 April 2009 at 6:23 am #

    Hey Steve,

    I am a certified Financial Planner..have been for 20 years…so there is another profession in the Church demographic.

    Also, the fact that the people like the #23 is also a validator for the vision you guys had years ago to continue to evolve the music and not be tempted to do the greatest hits tours every year.

    I only hope it actually pays a few dollars to the coffers to make the validation viable.

    Colonel Steve Draper
    A thinking mans music appreciator but average musician.

  26. avatar
    davem | 28 April 2009 at 6:35 am #

    We always knew you were the greatest band in the world! Hope tonight goes well. Many of us are hoping you might just pop over to blighty for a gig after the states trip.
    x

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 April 2009 at 7:35 am #

    I will be glad to donate if you will make a blog about how you will never sell out and then constantly beg for money.

  28. avatar
    Paul Lightfoot | 28 April 2009 at 8:19 am #

    It’s a very apt review. http://www.blogcritic.org

  29. avatar
    Paul Lightfoot | 28 April 2009 at 8:25 am #

    Ditto http://www.releaasemagazine.net

    Bang on.

  30. avatar
    linjo | 28 April 2009 at 9:21 am #

    Part of recovery to be sure, it to be accountable for the pain you inflicted on others. Seoigh I am sure Steve has worked through all this. I cannot see that it is appropriate or necessary for you to remind him of this. You are obviously an intelligent person, but like to compliment whilst sticking the knife in. Hope you are looking after yourself and moving forward as Steve is obviously doing so well.
    Need more bucks at the moment especially to buy the acclaimed #23. Marks inclusion with Doves and Radiohead is perhaps my most motivating recommendation. Linda x

  31. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 28 April 2009 at 10:01 am #

    Damn, I wish I could afford buying another year’s subsription in addition to the one I just bought. Then I’d make you, Mr. Kilbey, go into specific detail as to why you don’t really like the albums Gold Afternoon Fix amd Sometime Anywhere, both of which I love.

    Still waiting for my Untitled # 23 package from Church merch. Sigh!

  32. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 28 April 2009 at 10:22 am #

    you and the church and your work and this blog…..well, fucking gold, is all i can say!
    ride the wave, baby……
    love always….

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 April 2009 at 10:35 am #

    Nightmare was great but should’ve had descending harmonies on the chorus. Russell would’ve known exactly where to put em!

  34. avatar
    Biz | 28 April 2009 at 11:13 am #

    Steve said: “there are younger n handsomer rockers”…

    That’s not accurate enough. My ex-wife said to me at a show during the 2006 tour when you appeared to play: “My God! That Kilbey is very hot!”.

    Anyway, your music must have something different that the other bands haven’t when a 38 years old guy I know has begun to learn playing guitar after listening to your Church and solo songs. He refuses to perform traditional tunes and has chosen to play “Mistress” instead, even if it takes him years. Keep on making amazing magic Steve.

  35. avatar
    malcolm | 28 April 2009 at 11:48 am #

    I love you guys…can’t wait to get u#23, its in the post. But watch out for Muse, the most scary talented band out there. See you Friday at the art exhibition opening teleconference in Pittsburgh. Cheers!

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 April 2009 at 12:48 pm #

    THIS IS NOT YOUR LAST CHANCE.. YOU AND THE CHURCH WILL PREVAIL. WE ALL WILL ENDURE. WE WILL PREVAIL !!!!
    SOMEONE ON HERE WAS PRETTY HARSH ON SOME BAD PERIOD OF YOUR LIFE. AT FIRST I WAS LIKE FUCK THIS GUY. THEN I STARTED TO THINK WHAT ONE OF MY BROTHERS IS PUTTING ME THROUGH WITH HIS ADDICTIONS. THIS A FAMILY MEMBER NOT A BAND MEMBER ALTHOUGH. I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A BIT TOO CRITICAL. I’M NOT SURE WHAT TIME PERIOD YOU HAD MAJOR DRUG PROBLEMS AND IS NOT ANY OF MY BUSINESS TO KNOW. THIS PERSON SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT DRUG AND ALCOHOLISM IS A MAJOR MAJOR SICKNESS.I CERTAINLY HOPE MY BROTHER COMES OUT OF THIS LIKE YOU DID. HE IS A VERY TALENTED ARCHITECT AND A VERY GOOD PERSON. IT BREAKS MY HEART TO SEE HIM GO THROUGH THIS AT 37 YEARS OLD. IF AND WHEN HE COMES OUT OF THIS I WILL NOT BE TOO CRITICAL OR SAY WAIT A MINUTE REMEMBER WHEN YOU TORE MY LIFE APART. ANY SUCCESS HE HAS IN THE FUTURE I WILL BE THERE TO SUPPORT AND PRAISE HIM JUST AS ALWAYS. LOVE THE MUSIC – LOVE THE BLOG – LOVE THE COMMENTS – CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR 23 AND THE STATES TOUR. MJ FRIMODIG

  37. avatar
    John Garratt | 28 April 2009 at 1:15 pm #

    “anyone contributing a two year subscription in may”

    What does a two year subscription cost?

    John Garratt

  38. avatar
    John Garratt | 28 April 2009 at 1:25 pm #

    Also, where the hell is this five star review? All I can find is this: http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/thechurch/reviews

    Won’t be getting my “23” for another couple of weeks now.

    John Garratt

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    Freddie | 28 April 2009 at 2:27 pm #

    Sorry bout the TV thing…
    but WOW!!! congrats on the reviews!
    I can’t wait to hear Untitled.
    It’s on the way.
    It’s on the way.
    it’s on the way.
    It’s on…

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    Anonymous | 28 April 2009 at 2:49 pm #

    fucking fantastic show tonight…give that john on drums a cigar.he was great..your solo on magician was special esp the use of the beer bottle..could have been straight out of spinal tap. Marty was on fire as usual

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    CSTCoach | 28 April 2009 at 2:54 pm #

    So many things to comment on in today’s blog.

    I’m so happy to read all the great reviews of u#23, but at the same time they leave me scratching my head. Why now, when all of your recent output has been so amazing? Forget Yourself was totally unexpected – it was raw, discordant and edged, the polar opposite of the polished elegance of AENT. I was blown away by it (by both those albums, actually), but the reviews didn’t add up. I couldn’t believe they weren’t screaming this from the rooftops.

    Same for ULTC – which captured that unique upswelling of energy only The Church is capable of. That wonderful build which soars higher and higher and takes your spirits with it, and yet… is tinged with beautiful melancholy. I really expected that one to get gushing reviews, but again they didn’t listen.

    I won’t even go into Back With Two Beasts or Beside Yourself, which contain some of your finest work.

    So why now? I’m happy as fuck of course to see you getting the recognition you deserve – you guys are and have been at the absolute forefront for years – i just wonder what it means for society. Does this presage a shift? Is there hope for humanity yet?

    This is getting to be a long comment, but you’ve touched on so many issues in this blog that I hold strong opinions on.

    “The thinking man’s band” – you said it. Who else would title a song after a long lost supercontinent, or dream of the Minotaur in a rock song?

    I remember saying the first time i met ya how much i valued the references in your lyrics. they layer a song and load it with meaning, creating a dialogue with the classics just as great literature has always done. they add depth and resonance. i’m delighted to catch such references, and I take the time to look up the ones i’m unsure of. dare we to learn from a rock song? I’ve learned more about writing from studying your lyrics than i have from any other source: more about creating atmosphere and layering in meaning, about how to leave just that right note of ambiguity so the reader can fill in their own inner longings,…

    I’ll stop now, cause all of us have said this sorta thing many times before. I absolutely agree with the sentiment those others expressed: “well who the fuck else are we gonna listen to…?”

    Deep appreciation to you guys for remaining true to your craft for all these years. You’ve created an astounding body of work.

    re: “the mind boggles what they would try n sell on here”

    umm…. seeds, the happy herb, and subscriptions to yoga journal? a one-way ticket to lemuria, perhaps?

    LMAO @ the may madness campaign. that’s brilliant. so if a one year’s sub is a dollar a week, $104 will commission a blog? count me in.

  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 April 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    Steve,
    The first time I was turned on to The Church in 1988, I was musically blindsided. I remember thinking “now this…THIS is the band that I have been waiting for!”
    I fell in love with your words.
    I fell in love with Marty’s guitar playing.
    Even so much as going out to buy a Rickenbacker because I had to have the same guitar Marty played.
    Ah…hero worship.
    Every year since then…
    Every release…
    Solo and Band…
    You guys have never let me down.
    I will never in my life hear another song as beautiful as Louisiana.
    My favorite song EVER, by anyone.
    I am thrilled that the new album is getting phenom reviews and that maybe…just maybe you guys will start getting the respect that you deserve.
    But it’s nothing new to me or to anyone here.
    You and the boys have been there for me musically to pull me through some rotten moments in my life.
    I thank you immensely.
    If I live to be a hundred, I will go to my grave saying “The Church was the greatest band I ever knew.”
    I can’t wait to hear the new album.
    I’ll be picking it up shortly.
    Kick arse tonight.

    Peace,
    Mark
    Tampa, Fl

  43. avatar
    m.p.k. | 28 April 2009 at 3:58 pm #

    Yeah SK I’m one of those “rich” smart guys you talk about. It does not mean a damn thing, you know? I get up every day and go sit at a desk. Is that supposed to be a good life? Some might think so, but without the music I couldn’t get by at all. You know by now that wealth ain’t money and power comes from within, in proportion to how true to yourself you are. I used to live in an old van. And I was just as happy back then and more inspired. There’s almost enough energy in this music for me to blast back out into orbit again… I think I’m going soon.

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    Cee | 28 April 2009 at 4:13 pm #

    i am a man in love with language
    no one can write or think like me

    soy un hombre enamorado del idioma
    nadie puede escribir o pensar como yo

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    matthew | 28 April 2009 at 4:32 pm #

    Hahaha, laughing @ the mysterious "monetize button" appearing burning in the wilderness & speaking strange new concepts… then imagining Blogspot boffins trying desperately to assign appropriate product to subject…!

    When I clear the clawing clamouring gnawing debts that keep me a vaguely imprisoned single dad musician waiting to fly… I'll be a very glad and joyful subscriber, ya know it, ya know-ah. Just like swan lake. I look forward to being able to contribute.

    B-sides all that – SO glad about all the glowing reviews!! #23 is truly a brilliant work that I personally cannae stop playing.

    Take care.

    MSM

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    davem | 28 April 2009 at 6:13 pm #

    Hi fellow blighty/euro fiends.
    I’ve just had a message from Marty saying Europe isn’t going to be happening by the look of it.
    Bugger.
    Apols for this being on TTB – I’m not on HW. I’ve just e-mailed Daveoto so it may appear there soon.
    I’m gutted – off to get pissed and drown my sorrows.
    Love to all.
    xx

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    Anonymous | 28 April 2009 at 7:13 pm #

    amen to that indeed! couldn’t agree more!…infact, am introducing more folk to the greatest band on the planet…at my indie night,a packed out saturday a few weeks back,had the place boogying to Tantalized….how many years have i waited to see/do that!!!!…and folk asked who it was by,thinking its a new band! now thats a compliment for a quarter of a century old song!!! 🙂

    Gareth,Notts

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    eek | 28 April 2009 at 7:51 pm #

    Sorry you didn’t get the tv thing. 🙁

    It’s wonderful to see so many very positive reviews. If I like an album I’m not going to change my view just because a critic (or another fan) has a different opinion, but it is wonderful to see you getting not only positive, but thoughtful reviews.

    i am a man in love with languageThat is very apparent and a huge part of why I became and remain a Church fan. And this blog…it’s a language lover’s heaven.

    Your May Madness Campaign is a cool idea. Could be a lot of fun. Hell of a lot better than doing the monetize thing. Still, seeing what ads they came up with from your blogs could be hilarious!

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    EDD | 28 April 2009 at 7:57 pm #

    So you gotta be a rocket surgeon to comment now? Pinky up!!! Wish I’d gone to college so I could be forced to take a pay cut or find another lower paying job!!! HA HA

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    Anonymous | 28 April 2009 at 8:02 pm #

    What TV show is it?

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    veleska1970 | 28 April 2009 at 8:41 pm #

    “but there aint no one like me or the church”
    EXACTLY!! that’s why we adore you and the band so much.

    thanks for the link. great review!!

    hope you and marty had a good show.

    lotza love….

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    Anonymous | 28 April 2009 at 9:35 pm #

    Killer
    Looking forward to seeing the best band in the world in Hollyweird in June. This time my teenage kids come with me as they have heard all the music since they were born.
    If we get a lot of squawking women like that concert in New Orleans, send TP down again but have him breath on people this time.
    Lastly it’s somewhat disturbing to hear that a comment on the blog has been feeling hurt by your misadventures in the 90’s. I think he has too much tied up in his anguish and seesm personally insulted by what went on instead of just disappointed.
    I’ll leave him with a quote from a Kiwi poet from the 60’s
    Ride easy stranger, rest that heart of anger and surrender it to the sky
    Jacko

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    davem | 28 April 2009 at 10:19 pm #

    No Church……well, I’m home and pissed and going to bed.
    See how important you are SK!!
    Still love ya tho!
    x

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    EDD | 28 April 2009 at 10:40 pm #

    CST coach: Pangea’s not lost…it’s beneath your feet…..

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    EDD | 28 April 2009 at 11:14 pm #

    I gotta copy of Untitled #23 on order form Amamzon. I don’t download stuff. I still buy CD’s. I can’t think of another band these days that I’m truly excited to buy anything new by. R E M disappionted me again. The new one is okay but I just don’t hear the spark. Been listening to The Church alot lately. I don’t know why but your solo stuff has a better hold on me than your bandmates. They are all great players. My respect to the other drummers but I beleive you found the best one for your band. It must be cool to have a multi-tasking drummer. I wish I could afford everything but I’m running out of money. Wish I could contribute more. Sorry.


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