posted on July 27, 2007 at 2:27 pm

mediocre sadly
me n them
confused n confusing
talkers
killer lacks focus
killer what do you want?
killer concentrate
guitar goes outta tune
constantly
tuneup=breakdown
loss of momentum
then every now n then
a supercharged killer breaks thru the miasma
go killer go
wolfe
oh im glad i wrote that
cos it has been going down well
they like that one
that one was laid on me whole
as a complete vision…
thats rare for me…
really
underwhelming springs to mind
another struggle with myself
my spontaneity was not really happening
self depracation
man im keeping it real for ya
this is how it was
straight from the mangey horses mouth
straight from the one trick olde pony
ok?
you cant believe yer heros done 2 badde gigs in a row?
believe it and weep then
cos its true
the technical problems
i just had my guitar refurbished….!
my brand new tuner not working
a battery connexion problem
why lord why?
i am only good in context
i am only good subjectively not objectively
you have to understand before you really like
and thats a strange thing
you have to try
you have to give me your goodwill
you do and i can work against it
cc audience strangely non commital
yeah hes ok
and i was ok
it was ok
they were ok
ok?
if you think an ok nights ok then ok
i know from the chirch that you can have very good nights
i know my gig
im a team player
i need the drums n stuff
im not generating it enough on my own
dont say no no no
listen to me try to figure out whats going wrong
there are problems
no setlist
no schtick
no continuity
no singlemindedness of purpose
too much detachment
too much gee whizz sorry folks baloney
too much stopping n starting malarkey
etc etc etc
look its all over 2morrow night
what does it matter
i wont ever really master this particular thing
marty does this well tho
but i dont
it wasnt how i started
i started with bands
i aint no minstrel
im a rocker
thats what i really do
ok?

71 Responses to “christ!(stevekilbeyfromthe)church”

  1. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 27 July 2007 at 2:56 pm #

    Sk you rule and your self-criticism makes you even more alluring. Acoustic and Intimate is a paramount CD. My friend from Chicago saw the 2006 vegan festival and he said you exuded cool. Uninvited LIke The Clouds is arguably the greatest CD ever. You’re getting better with age. I’m not pandering I also think that Macca is great and his music is pop while yours is inspired visionary rock that is nonpareil.

  2. avatar
    Kaká | 27 July 2007 at 3:01 pm #

    Dear Steve, you´ve said it all: you´re a rocker. Then do what all of us want you to do for a looong time: re-unite The Church and go full electric!!!

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 July 2007 at 3:01 pm #

    I’m from Christchurch and there was a large article on Steve in the Thursday edition of the Christchurch Press so that should have generated some decent publicity.

  4. avatar
    John Garratt | 27 July 2007 at 3:02 pm #

    Marty was a minstrel?

    John Garratt

  5. avatar
    YOYOBA OF THE PALACE | 27 July 2007 at 3:13 pm #

    Steve, you MySpace page says you´re a minstrel.Don´t try to fool us!!! 🙁

  6. avatar
    esne snoner | 27 July 2007 at 3:14 pm #

    sk – sorry nz hasn’t been so good for you but at least the locals haven’t been the problem – ch-ch is kind of my home town and like the rest of kiwiland they do love their music in greater proportion pur capita than oz – the crunch would be a real treat for them and you’d probably be very surprised at the reception said band would get – so how about stopping yer jagger solo shite and doing what comes naturerally and get yerself back in front of the band and re-create london again, and again, and again……happy hunting grounds to you..

  7. avatar
    steve kilbey | 27 July 2007 at 3:19 pm #

    ok

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 July 2007 at 3:21 pm #

    Steve,
    First off..I’d be visiting that music store as soon as you get back home. I watched an acoustic performance of Under The Milky Way last night on youtube from an old MTV Unplugged. It was pristine and gorgeous. The studio is a different story as I loved reading your tales of creating the new album with mellotrons and 12 strings. But live…the bass maybe is what you do best and what you’re most comfortable with. There’s nothing wrong with that. Just ask Sir Paul as the gentleman yesterday so accurately pointed out. Call the boys up and go out and kick some arse. One question…do you still own that exquisite acoustic bass?

    Peace,
    Mark
    Tampa, Fl

  9. avatar
    lily was here | 27 July 2007 at 3:22 pm #

    Damn, one word missed and the whole comment’s ruined .. nevermind, anyway, Steve, you could never be mediocre.. a lot of other things but never mediocre.
    And whats this about you and David Bridie in melb 28 sept? bring it to sydney, with martin k!

    sue x

  10. avatar
    lily was here | 27 July 2007 at 3:23 pm #

    did u just say ok to church in nz?

  11. avatar
    Balandro | 27 July 2007 at 3:29 pm #

    Steve, make The Church´s heavy metal album. Raw, nasty, angry, with balls. You need it, we will love it! In for the kill Steve!!!!!

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 July 2007 at 3:39 pm #

    But then, I’ve got a crystal clear tape of a (no pun intended) killer 1990 solo gig in the US.
    Brilliant versions of everything, total focus, no pissing about, no jokes or asides, no wandering off course, etc.
    So y’can do it.
    And to be honest, I PREFER hit or miss – cos it means y’never just going through the motions on auto-pilot.

  13. avatar
    Athanasius Pernath | 27 July 2007 at 3:39 pm #

    then..rock. ps i’m so happy reading about ya teaming up with david bridie. and watch yer PO box.
    love
    s

  14. avatar
    the very thought of it... | 27 July 2007 at 3:41 pm #

    Church full electric?
    In an ideal world, yeah!
    But in a world where Steve and Tim are wracked with tinnitus…?!
    Jesus…

  15. avatar
    matthew | 27 July 2007 at 3:46 pm #

    Yeah I getcha Steve. Here I am talking to some venues about doing some solo shows… yet deep down, I know I aint no minstrel neither. I need that band pack mentality.

  16. avatar
    al renwick | 27 July 2007 at 3:55 pm #

    Hey Killah, at least you can speak to us from the future, it’s still worktime here..
    al renwick

  17. avatar
    CSTCoach | 27 July 2007 at 4:06 pm #

    i’ve only ever heard a bootleg of one SK solo show, and of course the Acoustic and Intimate video and CD. Both were really nice. A totally different feel from The Church shows, perhaps not as “on” in terms of the strumming, but a different, more intimate sorta cool. I enjoyed them.

    I dunno, perhaps what you wrote here sums it up best: “you have to understand before you really like”

    Really excited to hear wolfie after all yer blog hype!

    ryan

    (oh, the next vid clip will include some options for how to deal with the talkers 😉

  18. avatar
    kat | 27 July 2007 at 4:15 pm #

    sk,

    the rollercoaster is hard to handle. it all seems to be bullshit with a cape sometimes. the whole karma thing. you deserve the best. hang in there, killa! ya, an electric tour would be great 🙂

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 July 2007 at 5:03 pm #

    Hi Steve,

    One of the age old sayings is:

    The definition of crazy is doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results.

    Here’s a couple of suggestions that might shake you out of your so called ‘Okay-idness’:

    Write a set list.
    Drop any songs you’re bored with.
    Try out a Cohen song or two.
    Look through the ol’ catalog and find some lost gem to play.
    Get a new tuner!

    – Matt

  20. avatar
    logiclust | 27 July 2007 at 5:13 pm #

    the melancholy, the discontinuity, the beating up of the self, feeling transient and disposable… these feed off themselves. I know the difference between sadness and depression, but it’s s captive game they both play.

    I’m glad you take time out to ‘explore its nature’ that’s one of the best pieces of advice i’ve read in this here blog. buy doing this i’ve learned that my melancholic disposition is actually usually something else more like anger or something else i’d rather not feel. melancholy is the mask that fits me best. i guess… i guess that i’m just saying ‘i’m there with you, man’

  21. avatar
    Cee | 27 July 2007 at 5:18 pm #

    “look its all over 2morrow night
    what does it matter
    i wont ever really master this particular thing
    marty does this well tho
    but i dont
    it wasnt how i started”

    Parece que todo terminará mañana
    que importa
    nunca sere experto en esto
    marty lo hace bien
    pero yo no
    no comencé así

  22. avatar
    davem | 27 July 2007 at 5:25 pm #

    I can share in the melancholy.
    Friend of ours now in a hospice. Just days left for her, she’s only 60.
    I’m grateful you’re still out there producing your wonderful art after all you’ve been through.
    I love you solo. I love The Church.
    Steve, you know I love you!! I can live with the odd dodgy tuning issue – it isn’t much of a downer considering all of your sheer brilliance.
    Thanks for enriching my life every day SK. You make my journey through this strange old world so much better.
    Love to all fiends too.

    davem
    xx

  23. avatar
    John Garratt | 27 July 2007 at 5:27 pm #

    Ok what?

    Man, I just got rained on. Hard. And I have to finish out the work day in wet clothes.

    John Garratt

  24. avatar
    cloudburst.adrift | 27 July 2007 at 5:34 pm #

    Aw steve – it seems like it’s not coming together for you this time round.. and that’s ok. can’t be perfect all the time. and the show variations prove your human.

    don’t you fret – you’ve still got it. it’s been distracted by nz. it’ll be back, just you wait.

    And yes, you’re fantastic with a band behind you, but you’re also brilliant solo – please don’t let stresses of playing solo stop you doing it.. it’s a real treat to see you step out from under the church-wing and personally shine..

    I’m reading this back and I can’t seem to say what I want to.. can’t seem to get my point across… screw it.

    don’t get disheartened. don’t lose your faith. we all have bad times.

    steve – i love you and i’m very thankful for all the music, poetry and colour you’ve given us. please don’t stop.
    janexxx

  25. avatar
    veleska1970 | 27 July 2007 at 5:36 pm #

    no, you’re NOT mediocre. you’re just having a bad run for some fucked up reason. and talkers CAN be distracting, no matter what your job is. i have one here in my office. i know i’m not playing in front of an audience or anything, but her constant chatter does prevent me from doing what i need to do. and you know it’s not easy to tune somebody out.

    i hope you have a better one tomorrow.

    lotza love…

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 July 2007 at 6:40 pm #

    Sorrow and Solitude- these are the precious things…Put some Townes Van Zandt in yerr life! listen to ” nothin ” on my space, watch the video, cry some painful tears…thats my unsolicited advice to anyone……Hey, my life is ‘orrible, but at least my brother has done very well…His wife gave birth to a baby girl the other day- while i was layin bed wantin to just die….funny how things go in life….and i can say despite all the soul and ghost cryin from me, this aint no world for me, never has been….lying dying body in Austin…

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 July 2007 at 6:49 pm #

    p.s. Or how about ” Song for You ” the Gram Parson’s classic…i’m gonna go hear that one now…And hey, all you country and folk naysayers- maybe you’ll grow up enuff one day to love the most honest and lonesome sound ever heard…like GP said, sometimes all you can do is sing Gospel music…ah the Fallen Angel…every now and then its good to take a break from the futuristic and English music I’ve been so drawn to my whole life, and just listen to this unadorned fucking great music…of course either Neil or Bob will always do ~*~

  28. avatar
    Leelinau | 27 July 2007 at 6:59 pm #

    “whether you think
    you can or you can’t

    you
    are
    right”

    No truer words have
    ever been spoken.

    ^_^

  29. avatar
    Craig Miller | 27 July 2007 at 7:09 pm #

    The only thing that ever gets me out of that state is to throw myself full force into my work, which is meaningful to me. It’s all that matters. It’s being able to sit on your death bed and say, “I did something pretty cool that I’m really proud of.” When you die, you won’t be empty handed. You’ll be able to say to God, “Hey, with your help I made these beautiful records that made Earth a little more bearable for people.” It’s clear from your postings that despite your feelings of envy and bitterness that most of the world unfortunately remains ignorant of the genius of your work, your satisfaction in life comes from this, as well as your daughters.
    You did well, Killa. You made life more bearable for me and a lot of others. Take comfort in that. But also take comfort in it in the present, and keep making music as long as you can.

    But hey, I’m just a slimey ad writer. What do I know?

    Craig MIller

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 July 2007 at 8:45 pm #

    hope the gig
    tonight is more
    satisfying for you sk

    love
    diane

    p.s. love and peace to
    your friend dave m.

  31. avatar
    JUNIOR PAINKILLER | 27 July 2007 at 9:16 pm #

    me am sending you reiki from up here and over, check out Thursday’s bloggy…
    Hollywood

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 July 2007 at 9:52 pm #

    sticking to your comfort zone,is the only form of “mediocrity”.good on you for pushing the boundaries.There is no such thing as bad art.tis all subjective/objective.bugger about ya new tuner{maybe u need a guitar tech. on your solo gigs}I know,that when I do something that I find “mortifyingly embarracing”,{like making a friend a cup of tea in a MILK JUG instead of a cup,cozI rushed the process so they would be comfortable with letting a blind girl pour boiling water Im to anxious to prove my competence{instead of feeling inadequate from ze eyesight}I get so frustrated and annoyed with myself…….funnily ,,people actually find it endearing??~!!….well,I hope whatever you are looking for ,in yourself,finds you tonight!…..love as always,genx xxx

  33. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 27 July 2007 at 10:35 pm #

    Steve,
    Mediocre? Never. It sounds like you’ve just hit a rough patch. I know very litte about ‘biorhythms’ (sp?) but sometimes, when I’m teaching, I’ll go for days giving bad lectures and I beat myself up – and I feel like those biorhythms are off – something’s not right with me, the universe, whatever. I won’t tell you to stop beating yourself up – that’s you. But this will end. Sometimes time itself works it all out. But you’re not ever allowed to call yourself mediocre – ever! I live in L.A. remember – the capital of mediocrity. Hugs,
    denise 🙂
    xxoo

    p.s. so sorry to hear about your friend dave m. peace to her and you as well.

  34. avatar
    davem | 27 July 2007 at 10:46 pm #

    Cheers denise.
    She’s in a good place. Peaceful, reconciled.
    It’s those left behind…………….

  35. avatar
    davem | 27 July 2007 at 10:48 pm #

    And thanks to you too Diane.
    What a great bunch you are.
    TTB is another wonderful thing you’ve created SK. So much love here. Thank-you!!

  36. avatar
    ed in fl | 27 July 2007 at 10:50 pm #

    Acoustic is really hard to pull off – especially when an audience knows you as a rocker. Why don’t you do a “Billy Bragg” kind of thing with the solo electric guitar. A lot more exciting and easier to get a rock feel.

    ed in fl

  37. avatar
    hello 'lil hindu god | 27 July 2007 at 10:55 pm #

    Steve Kilbey, Christ!

    And that’s the order it should stay…I gave the gods too much credit by putting them first.

    Alas, you give us news of how the music is going. gasp- I was on the edge forever there! Sometimes you go on about the guff really. C’mon really already. I’ve been waiting since you first began your reports of your tour….’Wolfe’ sounds great….hey they like it- yes, I can understand that one.

    Thank you! You’re more beautiful all the time, especially love your story telling. ‘Goodbye Syddley hello wello’ a gem I take to heart.

    A Muse in CA

    PS. Marty the Minstral. Thanks for bringing up Somewhere Anytime Anywhere 🙂 gotta go listen!

  38. avatar
    namaste | 27 July 2007 at 11:15 pm #

    sublime sk working with the wonderful david bridie, my 2 ALL TIME favourites, oh I’m all a flutter, my heart is pounding, please says its true, please bring that magick to sydney…

    peace to you
    Tracey

  39. avatar
    isolde | 27 July 2007 at 11:22 pm #

    “listen to me try to figure out whats going wrong”

    ok
    so you went over there on your own? you got nobody with you? no artistic director for feedback? no one to sort the technical problems? no one to keep your spirits up? no one to distract you from yourself and make you rehearse?

    no wonder everything becomes overwhelming! its a bit like an athlete going to the olympics on their own isn’t it?

    any other issues you’d like sorted?

  40. avatar
    veleska1970 | 27 July 2007 at 11:23 pm #

    to davem: i just saw your post about your friend. i’m sorry. hugz

  41. avatar
    tim | 27 July 2007 at 11:23 pm #

    As always, thanks for the honesty..

    Timf

  42. avatar
    the dean | 27 July 2007 at 11:28 pm #

    It seem to me that you are an individual who needs to be lost in the wavelengths and rhythms, detached yet driving it. When the flow happens it great but there’s no certainty. I may say remember to forget yourself but there’s no boat just a stream.

  43. avatar
    timf | 27 July 2007 at 11:35 pm #

    btw..telepath has just climbed to the number 3 most listened to track on my itunes player!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    that’s out of over 7,000 tunes!

    luv

    tim

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 July 2007 at 11:55 pm #

    you rock and you know it

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 July 2007 at 11:56 pm #

    Raindrops on roses
    And whiskers on kittens
    Bright copper kettles
    and warm woollen mittens
    Brown paper packages etc etc

    Nah?

    That don’t do it for you?

    You really want my advice?

    I don’t expect you do so I’ll just get out of here.

    B.Bon

  46. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 July 2007 at 12:00 am #

    DaveM….xxxooo…sometimes I find no words to express,.so just,peace,to you and your world….love,genx

  47. avatar
    zebob | 28 July 2007 at 12:18 am #

    I find it difficult to live up to my own ideals and expectations. During particularly rough moments, I’ve found the suggestion of “This, too, shall pass” to pull me back from the gaping maw of doubt and depression. You’ll be back.
    To segue wildly, I picked up the new Go-Bees tribute. In a word: Wow. It comes with the Tivoli concert as well. I’m not familiar with any of the folks on it, but the entire disc is a triumph. Clearly a labor of love for all involved. The cover of “Bachelor Kisses” by Josh Pyke is a stunner. Talk about a heaping dose of melancholia. Gets me misty-eyed each time I play it. And the Sarah Blasko version of “Bye Bye Pride” kept me moving during a particularly difficult portion of my daily run. This is what great music is all about.
    -z

  48. avatar
    eek | 28 July 2007 at 12:26 am #

    So sorry it didn’t go so well Steve. I’d still probably have liked it though. I have no advice for you, but I do have a load of admiration. Hope you have a great show tonight.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    davem — so sorry about your friend. My thoughts are with her and her freiends and family.

  49. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 July 2007 at 12:41 am #

    Hey at least your blog rating goes up every time ya get off your arse & perform.
    That should tell ya somethin.
    Never mind you’ll have Pauly there tonite to spread his always positive vibes & I’m sure it’ll come off a treat.
    Pity you aint got time to go to the hot pools while your there.
    Heres a set list:
    Fly
    AENT
    Belair
    Tristesse
    Buffalo
    UMWT
    Almost With You
    Comedown
    Wolfe
    Day5

    etc

    Dutch Pierre

  50. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 July 2007 at 12:44 am #

    It seems the only positive thing coming out of this nz tour is that we’re getting 2 bloggies a day from you sk!! (that’s a bit selfish of me to say, sorry.) I just hope tonight, something will turn on the white light in you sk and it ends on a high for you and the nz crowd. Good luck u spunk.
    Love,
    Amanda
    (Sept 28? is it true???? Hope so!)

  51. avatar
    lily was here | 28 July 2007 at 2:15 am #

    Focus on one person in the audience and play to him or her.
    Hell, you know yourself, you dont need advice from me, except the bit that goes ‘why didnt you take me with you???’ I dont want to jinx you SO I’ll just say “dont mention the under-arm incident”

    sue x

    Bungy jump, jetboat ride, bit late for that, get out into that beautiful nz landscape, fresh crisp air, blow away a few cobwebs from your head.

  52. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 July 2007 at 2:26 am #

    From Steve’s myspace comments, Steve live in studio today from 2.30 – 3 (NZ time). You can listen live http://www.radionz.co.nz. The show is Music 101.

  53. avatar
    Orc Land | 28 July 2007 at 2:44 am #

    You, Rock!

  54. avatar
    veleska1970 | 28 July 2007 at 2:54 am #

    merci beau coup, anon 12:26 pm….i’m listening right now, and the announcer just said that he’s being “ushered into the building as we speak…”

    this is going to be good. 🙂

  55. avatar
    veleska1970 | 28 July 2007 at 3:24 am #

    wow. that was a nice interview. the announcer referred to you as a “regular renaissance man”, and that you definitely are, no doubt about that. but then you called yourself a “shambolic perfectionist”…??? that was interesting, steve.

    i really liked “wolfe”. definitely want to hear more.

    and if i were down there in new zealand right now, i would buy that last ticket that was left. 😉

  56. avatar
    CSTCoach | 28 July 2007 at 4:10 am #

    hey veleska,

    is that archived anywhere, or could you only hear it live? searched the site but had no luck…

  57. avatar
    ...being here, doing this... | 28 July 2007 at 5:05 am #

    “till you go to that very alone place
    that place where we stand empty handed
    before god
    or just before more emptiness
    alone
    with nothing
    what do i need?
    well this is where drugs n drink come in
    because when that emptiness strikes
    you reach for the whatever it is
    that gets you thru the night
    that lonely dark night of the soul
    you think of all the sad bad things youve done”

    From – http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2006/04/17/dalaimayo/

    The Dalai Lama visited Mayo for a medical check-up, but he also came to speak. Sunday he spoke at the Minneapolis Convention Center to 1,500 Tibetans. In Rochester his audience was mostly health care professionals. The crowd of almost 400 learned he would speak on Compassion in the Face of Suffering.

    He talked first about meditation and compassion and how one fosters the other. He said neuroscientists have studied the effects of meditation on the body and found good results.

    “They also now begin to realize among the emotions, such as compassion, [it has a] very positive element when person meditate on compassion. All people who use it, who do daily meditation on compassion, the positive emotions, the left side of their brain becomes more active so that’s good for health,” he said.

    His Holiness joked that he was telling the doctors their own business. He said there are some things that he believes are self-evident. He said hatred is bad for the body. Whereas, he said, compassion allows people to develop tolerance and forgiveness and health themselves.

    That prompted him to think of his meeting with Muslim leaders in San Francisco on Saturday. He said the meeting was one of healing and compassion.

    “When we know each other through conversation or through exchange then the true feeling comes,” he said. “I told them also, in India, in the past, we Buddhists suffered in the hands of Muslims. I told them that’s past. Past is past. Now today we have new reality .”

    One audience member asked what can be learned from suffering. The Dalai Lama shrugged, and said it depends. Sometimes a person can’t learn anything.

    “Instead of discouraged or sad, work hard. If there is no way to overcome then no use to worry,” he said. “Accept the reality. How sad. How pity. Finish. Besides that, I don’t know.”

    He also said if you are a believer in God, take heart that God has a purpose to the suffering.

    “That may be one angle or one way by which you can be consoled. The non-believer I don’t know. Just forget it. And then like that. Or [try] alcohol,” he joked.

    His Holiness added that even he sometimes doesn’t learn from his suffering.

    ~

  58. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 July 2007 at 5:27 am #

    Hi. I hope you read this b4 you go on tonight… I am the loyal pure heart that you hugged in welly. I have been with you since 81. I have some answers… I wish I could b there 2 night but.. I can still help. The melancholy that you have is a consequence of Aotearoa… I am still in welly but live in Dunedin where the river of souls runs pure. The souls are seeking release.. I am helping them. They are calling you2. You need to listen to your heart. The closer you get to your treasure the harder the path gets. Remember the alchemist… You will be tested in everyway… personal journey.. All things have been written and the soul of the world is communicating… You are alone… as you need to be.. greater things are ahead as you have almost found your treasure. I need to talk to you again. I need to find out about the BEEKEEPER. We can travel by thought 2nite (you DO remember me and I can help the mojo tonight.. call to me) I am leavin here 2morrow and am heading back… you could join me and touch the river of souls or we could connect in syd am there from 13th -20th. Either way YOUR STILL BEAUTIFUL BABY AND NOTHING CAN TAKE THAT AWAY! XX

  59. avatar
    Jingle Jangel Mourning | 28 July 2007 at 5:35 am #

    I don’t know if it’s of any consolation but i’ve never seen anyone bring the house down solo with an acoustic guitar ever.
    Perhaps Joni Mitchell was able to do it but I’ve never seen her.
    Maybee Marty’s better at it than you but to me it’s still kinda boring.Too many Dsus to G chords drives me nuts.
    The Church are a good electric guitar band and your in your element as the bassist singer and lyricist. The whole Church is definintly greater than the sum of it’s individual parts.
    Honestly, this is’nt the first time you’ve written about being unmoved buy the solo acoustic thing.
    It’s clearly not making you happy so my question is why are you still doing it?.

  60. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 July 2007 at 6:25 am #

    WE CAN BE HEROS just for 1 day doubless quiet bright…..

  61. avatar
    paul lightfoot | 28 July 2007 at 6:28 am #

    Hey guys! The Killer is in town, and just to let you know, he won’t be having gear problems tonight, I’m making sure of that. But let the man himself tell you more later.

    Great sound check.

    Paul L
    Auckland, New Zealand

  62. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 July 2007 at 7:08 am #

    thanks, paul!

    a thousand of kisses, killer!
    it’ll be a great night!

    love, love you!

  63. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 July 2007 at 8:09 am #

    I was at the gig in chch last night (table middle front) I enjoyed the evening even though you had tech probs & some annoying people talking loudly at the back.. Christ, if you are going to a solo acoustic show you don’t need to shout!!! Some people just don’t get it!!

    Anyway, I have been a fan for over 20 years & this was the first time seeing you perform live – I wasn’t dissapointed.

    I was hoping you would play Hotel Womb, & you did. My highlight of the night 🙂

    You are an inspirational musician, your music is timeless & meaningful.. don’t ever stop!

    All the best for your final NZ gig.

    PS. Thanx for signing my church 7″ last nite, it is already framed & being proudly displayed on my wall 🙂

    All the best,
    Wade

  64. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 July 2007 at 8:11 am #

    marty does this well tho
    but i dont

    marty does do the solo thing well – but so do u, only in a completely different way – be u, the killer, the rocker, and you’ll slay them 🙂
    & after saying that, I’ve just come to almost the same conclusion in regard to me & solo shows as
    i wont ever really master this particular thing
    and
    i started with bands
    i aint no minstrel
    im a rocker
    thats what i really do

    😉
    slay ’em anyway – just coz u can!

  65. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 July 2007 at 9:03 am #

    have a GREAT one!xxxxxooooo

  66. avatar
    bloggy | 28 July 2007 at 11:00 am #

    your on stage now and your knocking em sideways

    i just know it

  67. avatar
    davem | 28 July 2007 at 11:47 am #

    Thinking of you SK.
    xx

  68. avatar
    sharka | 28 July 2007 at 12:08 pm #

    Kilbey,

    you are no good without 4,000 trumpets behind you!

  69. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 July 2007 at 12:16 pm #

    Why do ya call yer band the Church?

  70. avatar
    GOD | 28 July 2007 at 12:48 pm #

    anon. at 10:16 ….coz theyre Gods,silly!

  71. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 July 2007 at 2:20 pm #

    Was it good? I can’t wait for your news.


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