posted on March 26, 2008 at 8:21 pm

autumn pinches my hands n feet n nose
joyce knitted me a nose warmer once
its a nice nose but it gets cold easy
my feet are like blocks of ice n it aint even cold yet really
ive had acupuncture n massage
ive done ryans shoulder movements
i do yoga everyday of course
but my arms n shoulder hate to type
my desk is in a mess
a veritable explosion of receipts n cds n dvds
books on art
pastel applicators
tins of v
bottles of fiji
ah
you’ll see it when you buy my dvd
“get stoned and paint”
subtitled
gouache n pastel painting for kil-beginners
aka
the killer gets out his eisel
or
my 3 year old kid could do better than that
or
you call that art….?
or
stick to music please, steve…
anyway
my friend nelg
has been coming round
filming me in action
why he even captured the lost family portrait
that took me so long
that disappeared in fed exs clumsy mitts
youll see my messy room where i blogge n paint
i rented a little garage out the back here
to be my “studio”
but its cold and it leaks
its dirty n dusty n damp
its dark n dank
and now its filled up with bags of clothes
and bags of cds
bicycles and suitcases etc
youd only wanna be out there on the warmest summer night
n then the mozzies ‘d getcha or the ants…
in sydney theres always something biting at ya
some little ant or mite bit my big toe th’other nite
while i was painting
it itched n itched
i couldnt even figure out where the itch was coming from…
i coulda ripped my toe off it was so insistent…
yeah
so get stoned n paint
its hopefully coming soon
nelg is doing a good job
and some nice stills
and
there will be some impressive extra features
did you guys know im having an exhibition in ohio in june
why ohio ?
well we added up the place with my most fans
and we got johnny groucho garratt
we got nick “science” fiction
and we got eekie beekie kiabgoa
(who doesnt really count seeing shes organizing it)
so ok 3 fans…its a headstart
i mean nick n johnny gonna buy a few big pieces aint they
nick n johnny gonna load up on prints cards n dvds etc
hey you texans…jump in the car n get yerselves there
hey you l.a. types…ohio is beautiful in summer
(it is too….strangely old and sad though)
anyway i went out to tims yesterday
and worked on new church record
picked up my copy of shriek
its really good…..
tonight im playing the vanguard
and i hope you come on down if you live in syd
and i hope the spirit possesses me a bit at least
my march royalties came in and theyre very disappointing
getting hard to see how ends will meet
if things go on like this
i owe a bit of tax and theyre gonna put the squeeze on soon
everything is delayed or running slow
the record biz is collapsing
and hippy renaissance men arent in such big demand
im doing some more private functions
and im doing some other things too
but……
i keep thinking about an article my olde friend brian smith sent
about how you need one thousand true fans
you get your 1000 true fans (or fiendss….)
you get em to pay ya 100 bucks a year
and you
relieved of financial burden
can concentrate on yer art
of course the 100 k aint all gravy
you gotta pay recording costs n equipment costs
you gotta manufacture n send out the stuff you do
(let me say right here n now in case some of you groaning
that those among you who made those large donations
are already included if this was to be…so relax!)
you would be patrons and you would get exclusivity
we would be in bizness together
we would finalize our arrangement
and i would guarantee a certain number of things each year
eg say…3 cds and 2 dvds and a book…im just guessing here
and however else the arrangement develops
it would be a mutual growing thing…i would hope
anyway
its weird to be even thinking about it
but apparently its becoming a new way of doing things
this is only in daydream stage at the moment
but
i gotta figure out a better way to exploit myself
in the wings i have waiting the compleat kilbey lyric book
the jack frost u.s. tour dvd
and a few other goodies
painkiller n kilbey/kennedy
(martin kennedy appearing with me in melbo!)
artistically things look good
but
financially theyre bleak
unless just-in timbre-ache records utmw
or somethin’……

62 Responses to “clear permanent protection”

  1. avatar
    princey | 26 March 2008 at 9:49 pm #

    OF COURSE I’d pay $100 bucks a year to have more, more, more of you sk…but it has to include at least an sk solo gig every quarter and a “hello” even a smile maybe? haha. Count me in bay-beeeee! (But that’s a lot to promise sk, 3cd’s + 2dvd’s + book + sologigs + churchstuff..you’ll be a busy kilbee that’s for sure!)
    Have fun tonight,
    love Amanda

  2. avatar
    dropframe | 26 March 2008 at 10:13 pm #

    Dude I’d pay you a hundy per year – but I’d insist that you listened to my demo cd. Also I’d be very weary of you becoming fat ‘n comfortable,cos we all know what happens to art and music under those circumstances . . .
    kia kaha fella

  3. avatar
    CSTCoach | 26 March 2008 at 10:44 pm #

    $100/ year is a bargain. Find a way to set it up and i’m in.

    R u gonna be at the exhibit in Ohio in June??

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2008 at 11:13 pm #

    count me in. seriously.

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2008 at 11:19 pm #

    i tried to buy stuff thru the church merch section of the church website and…no fucking go…i tried three times, got the same three error messages and gave up…
    but I’d be definitely up for the “100 bucks a year/get some gear” scheme…could have a selection of three small things u can get for that year…maybe select from cds, dvds, tshirts, paintings (maybe small ones go for that sort of price – dunno??).

    u get good money, we get good value…

    I dont always agree with everything you say but this one is a great idea SK.

    Marc

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2008 at 11:27 pm #

    “$100/ year is a bargain.” I couldn’t agree more, but… I never even donated a single $. I’m sorry.

    mime

  7. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 27 March 2008 at 12:52 am #

    When will your aversion to the ARIAS ever cease. THEY WANT U! The induction and performance will help with some publicity that could result in monetary benefits.

    Ohio! Home town to Chrisie Hynde, Wendy and Johny Gar ! A grand trinity.

    Only 100 dollars for the musically nonpareil and inimitable Sk. (He hates me but I’m in.) Catholic masochism always wins.

  8. avatar
    homer | 27 March 2008 at 1:13 am #

    Funny, I posted the below on the seance list back in 2006 and got a fairly luke warm repsonse…in fact no resposne at all!

    “Along the lines of sponsorship and given that they are a cottage
    industry, I wonder whether they have thought about starting up a
    membership/fanclub (SK would no doubt turn in his grave at that label)or whatever else you want to call it.

    Even 500 people at $50 a year would provide a bit of working capital for the band each year. In return you could get jam cd’s, special issues etc.

    In many ways it is effectively what is going on already only that they could guarantee an income.”

  9. avatar
    cita | 27 March 2008 at 1:25 am #

    I had a mozzie bite me on the little toe last night during my yoga class. The itch was taking all my good karma away.

    The spirit will be there in spades at the Vanguard tonight.

    My studio is my dining room table.

    I imagine you’ve got a fan base of 1000 easy. Just gotta get it all churning along and it will create its own momentum.

  10. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 27 March 2008 at 1:29 am #

    I did it SK. I was going to buy two tickets for Erykah Badu. Easy decision on behalf of you. Like it or not you top Lennon, Macca, Pink Floyd, Radiohead and all the others.

    Jeff Beck verse Sk draw. JB best guitarist SK best vocalist lyricist.

    Have a riveting and captivating gig. Tommy the cat thinks your music’s cool.

  11. avatar
    JJ | 27 March 2008 at 2:03 am #

    When will the painting DVD come out? I’ll order one of those, plus the Lyric Book & Jack Frost DVD – load my cyber shopping cart up. I love shopping down Aisle Kilbee.

    Was wondering, still ruminating, chancing a question here if it’s not too annoying – was listening to the GAF demo’s today, resurrected in Easter fashion due to the discussion as of late, and…..I always loved “The Feast,” which graces the demos, and I assume came from the same sessions. Such a superlative song – why didn’t that gem make the album proper? I thought it was an A-side; wonderful anthropomorphic imagery that I dig personally. No answer required, nor expected. I also dug PK’s mandolin/balalaika/bozouki – like touches as well (not sure what he’s playing).

    Sign me up for the Kilbey-Club $100 too. Send a membership certificate, like the Christmas note. Watch out for biting buggers.

  12. avatar
    linjo | 27 March 2008 at 2:10 am #

    U gotta figure out a better way to exploit yaself? you’re a funny man and do give me good chuckles! Howzabout a carefully orchestrated bit of heroics down at Bondi Beach whilst they’re filming the rescue show.Of course you would only be wearing g-string and cowboy hat! Anyway, you mentioned a tv appearance. Thats the go, get that handsome mug back on the box baybee!!
    Linda x

  13. avatar
    the dean | 27 March 2008 at 2:11 am #

    The band Marillion, although not a fan are doing exactly that sort of thing. In 2004 17,500 pre-ordered a yet to be recorded album, they even have conventions,whatever they are.
    It’s a grand idea and the internet is the place for it.
    Checkout dgmlive.com the fripp, king crimson site. The amount of downloadable live shows must be in the hundreds.

  14. avatar
    snowfaller | 27 March 2008 at 2:14 am #

    Well you could certainly count on $100 from me…

    You guys really should sell more downloads through churchmerch. I know it’s easier said than done but you could really make some extra $$$.

    I guess I should start planning on driving from Texas up to Ohio.

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 March 2008 at 2:51 am #

    After all the years and years of pleasure The Church has given me? (Now my 2 year old loves dancing to “Like A Ghost”!) Would be happy to slip you a hundred, a bargain…post the details, SK, your patrons are ready.

  16. avatar
    Anne Marie: | 27 March 2008 at 3:28 am #

    I think we should put this 1000 fan idea into action. You can create a Paypal subscription button for it that automatically renews yearly. Or you could try some other more sophisticated billing & payments management system.

    Myself: I could do 50 in January and 50 in June. But, shit, I’m certain there’s at least 1000 of us that would happily give a little for all the great gifts we’ve already received. It’s the least we could do.

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 March 2008 at 3:38 am #

    $100 per year… save me, spare my family from Multiple Sclerosis…

  18. avatar
    davem | 27 March 2008 at 6:30 am #

    I’m in.
    The only thing is it should be totally unconditional on you as an artist. I wouldn’t want you to stifle your creativity by having concrete commitments. You should produce what you produce as your muse leads. It’s the quality, not quantity (ooo–err), that makes you unique.
    Love you Steve.
    x

  19. avatar
    Celticat | 27 March 2008 at 6:32 am #

    SK, i’d be up for that……great value for money

    Love
    Celticat

  20. avatar
    melissa | 27 March 2008 at 8:51 am #

    Count me in too SK .. I’d give you and the band a gazillion dollars if I were rich enough to do so! Money definately well spent 🙂 Maybe we could all get a nose-warmer thrown into to deal, just like the one your mum made for you.. that’s probably one of the sweetest things I’ve ever heard of 😀 Sure is getting chilly down here in Melby too … but I do love autumn 🙂

    Just wanted to say I’ve been listening to ‘Forget Yourself’ almost non-stop this week … had a bit of a rough week health wise unfortunately, but somehow, Appalatia and June esp have given me a huge amount of comfort. So.. yeah, thanks 🙂

    All the best with the art exhibit coming up in June … I wish I could go myself! And can’t wait to see this new DVD .. sound brilliant 😉

    All the best SK
    xx

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 March 2008 at 8:51 am #

    this is along the same lines as something david byrne was dicussing in his online ‘journal’ not long ago. i did try and contact you ages ago regarding an introduction to a gallery in london that i do the online stuff for. your sort of art would fit in with what they do and would also receive exposure on the website. they sell pretty expensive stuff and you might find that paintings you sell for $600 suddenly making $6000. alas, no reply.

  22. avatar
    Athanasius Pernath | 27 March 2008 at 9:06 am #

    yes…i’m in.

    marillion, einstürzende neubauten, andy partridge, crimson: all uncoupling from the Great Machine.

    @church. do it like georg friedrich händel. that guy wrote his operas and oratorios once enough people had subscribed. he died wealthy, respected and pretty obese.

    i’d pay extra and in advance for church stuff. i’d log in at http://www.church-subscription-paradise.co.au, or at http://www.beautinvest.com or at http://www.kashforkilbey.kom, pay my fee and watch the CD take form. if there are goodies for subscribers is less important, but i’m sure subscribers would love it- – –

    don’t listen to orders. remember that stinking bastard one year ago? “play reptile, reptile, that’s your best song, i bought the fucking ticket, so i have a right to hear it” – but i’m sure it’s allright, i think you’re ranking in top spots of the artistic-integritometer.

    love
    AP

  23. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 27 March 2008 at 10:32 am #

    yep, me too ($100 donation)…
    how do i get a copy of the shriek album, i mean what record company’s it going through, karmic hit or what…please tell…
    fuck man, money’s the root of all evil…hate the stuff, but gotta have it i suppose…
    so you got lotsa goodies coming….GOODY!!!

  24. avatar
    verdelay | 27 March 2008 at 10:55 am #

    Ya, sure why not.

    Not that I’ve ever tossed you a sov for this here bloggle or anything (tho I’ve bought Remindlessness enough times…)

    no strings/no pressure. I don’t wanna go into business with an artist, dammit; I just want the art.

    So I won’t be asking you for rave reviews about my 10-year-long (three years in) high-concept clever-clever symbolist songstory EP/serial/prose-and-image project that’s languishing on my website in return. Or anything like that.

    crass
    smacks of commerce and deals
    I’d never even suggest such a thing.

    v

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 March 2008 at 11:11 am #

    But I’ve hurled 100s at you already and you won’t even tell us about Heyday…

  26. avatar
    isolde | 27 March 2008 at 11:19 am #

    factor in actual expenses and the infrastructure to maintain this

    aim for an overall budget of 150- $200,000 per annum and factor in an outsourced administration postal assistant/service

    every mail out will cost you time in maintaining the lists, packing etc and posting an average of $3 – $5 x 1000. So if you send out 3 things per year that is approx $15000 already just in posting, 6 things that is $30,000

    You need a 100% response to all emails from fans and prospective business offers, so best to go with a service, rather than one person, for continual support

    There would be advantages of putting things online but then you have to have the site built… although with the way its going I guess some canny programmer is going to build applications for this very purpose of musicians taking their business into their own hands and fan support etc, there are some already

    stop selling your notebooks on ebay instead get them scanned and build it into a mututal benefit program

    There could be various levels of support and entitlement to the stuff, and offering options is good as many people who support you have other $ commitments.

    aim to earn $50,000 per year that is the average wage in Australia and you could pay your bills and living expenses

    have a production expenses budget of 50-75K, so it all comes to approx least 150-200K per annum by my reckoning

    think big and invest in yourself, get a professional development grant for some of it

    hope your show goes well

  27. avatar
    bla karrhok | 27 March 2008 at 11:44 am #

    Steve you once called Blixa Bargeld a goose but that goose and his fellow Neubauten crew are doing that sponsorship thing successfully now for several years (after they lost their record company contract).
    You can sign up to become a so-called “supporter” for 70 Euro or so (approx. AUD 120) and get at least one exclusive CD and a DVD plus live rehearsal webcam access etc.
    Maybe an interesting model for The Church as well?

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 March 2008 at 11:50 am #

    hey SK you’ve got my promise of $100 a year. heck I would rather it went to you than some jackass record label or club promoter any day.

  29. avatar
    Ethereal Butterfly | 27 March 2008 at 12:04 pm #

    “Just gotta work out a better way to exploit myself”. Australian TV exposure suggestion: ABC’s ‘Spicks & Specks” you’d be a natural with your music history knowledge, charm & sharp wit!! For those not in Oz it is a musical trivia show, hosted by a comedian, with a lot of pizzazz & international & national artists competing as two teams, very entertaining. This would also set you up well for the ARIAs…..
    I am in total support for the $100 per year sponsorship/membership. Like Davem, I would be concerned; however, if you felt that it might compromise your integrity if you found yourself working to please the demands of your sponsors.
    Great to hear that you are not only working creatively but realistically now as well.
    Heather

  30. avatar
    fantasticandy | 27 March 2008 at 1:15 pm #

    ‘i rented a little garage out the back here
    to be my “studio”
    but its cold and it leaks
    its dirty n dusty n damp
    its dark n dank
    and now its filled up with bags of clothes
    and bags of cds
    bicycles and suitcases etc
    youd only wanna be out there on the warmest summer night’

    these are the conditions under which ALL ‘the dudes’ work has been done……
    it’s the best we can afford.
    well are all deeply broke.
    we will all die in debt due to the cost of the gear needed to do our stuff.
    the album will never pay for itself,
    because there will never be suficient media interest.
    it’s a labour of love.
    and ‘money can’t buy me love’.

    i’m with dave and heather….
    …nevets,….i buy it all anyway!
    iv’e put over the odds into the paypal thing….
    if you lived down the road…
    i’d help ya fix the car…
    i’d get chrissy to do y’all a curry..
    i’d look after the kids for ya..
    i’d give ya a lift to the dentist…
    i’d lend ya a few bob now ‘n again..
    chrissy’d make the kids some scarves for the winter……
    i don’t sign contracts with my friends.

    i would NEVER rip you off.
    i pay my way.
    always.
    andy L.

  31. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 27 March 2008 at 1:23 pm #

    It frustrates me to hear an artist and hero of mine like you is struggling, when such other hacks and fakers are getting rich. Boo.

  32. avatar
    Ath PHPernath | 27 March 2008 at 1:34 pm #

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  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 March 2008 at 1:49 pm #

    Admit it though, Stevo, when it comes down to it, you can’t actually be arsed to organise anything like this…(note to fanboys: this is called reverse-psychology).

  34. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 27 March 2008 at 2:06 pm #

    Steve, I’ve bought pretty much everything you’ve ever released – The Church, solo, side projects – and will continue to do so. I am in the early stages of starting my own business and can’t really afford supporting this blog financially, though eventually I will. I can hardly pay my rent as it is, since I am also supporting WSPA and Greenpeace on a monthly basis.
    However, I am going to order Painkiller and Kilbey / Kennedy as soon as they are available.

  35. avatar
    eek | 27 March 2008 at 2:28 pm #

    I read that article too! I think it would work well for you Steve. It’s a great idea and I put my money where my mouth is — it’s obvious many of us are willing to do it.

    And you already have at least some of the framework in place for this type of system to work. You have people you know and trust who can help you with making this work. Don’t be afraid to use them. This could be very exciting and rewarding for you, Steve…and for the rest of us too.

    …hmm…wait a minute…

    and we got eekie beekie kiabgoa
    (who doesnt really count

    I don’t really count? Wah! See if you get my hundred bucks now, buster! >:(

    😉

    (much more info on the exhibit should be out within the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for it!)

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 March 2008 at 3:49 pm #

    If you actually produced 100 bucks worth of CDs, DVDs or books a year….say, 1 one of each media, then I would consider it worthwhile to support you that way. And I want a free Priest=Aura t-shirt. So there.

  37. avatar
    fantasticandy | 27 March 2008 at 4:31 pm #

    back again….
    it bloody well hurt to write that stuff earlier,
    but it’s a bad time to be a musician….
    especially an outfit like us…
    ugly,
    old,
    ‘different’.
    at least you still have the calves of an adonis,
    mine are more like bloody popeye’s.
    i don’t like this idea,
    but..
    yeah…i’m in…
    let’s face it,
    iv’e been in since ’81…old grey whistle test show on the beeb.

  38. avatar
    John | 27 March 2008 at 7:01 pm #

    Didn’t all composers do this at one time, i.e. compose for the royals on a contract? Then they quit that once they found they could make more money and have greater artistic freedom performing their music to the middle class. We have come full circle.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…promotion, promotion, promotion.

    OK, how to promote for free in these modern times:

    Get a song played as bumper music on a wide-reaching radio/internet program, for example, Coast to Coast (www.coasttocoastam.com).

    Now here’s a program that reaches millions, and I do mean millions of listeners on a nightly basis, talking about a wide range of topics that seem right up your alley.

    So, get your “1000 loyal fans” to submit 2 songs as bumper music suggestions to Coast to Coast…my suggestion, if you want to tap into these specific listeners, would be Telepath and UTMW. I don’t know what your haul is from iTunes and the like but 2 or 3 plays on this show and you will undoubtedly see your downloads spike and possibly open up to a broader audience of die-hards that will buy CDs.

    Your music is completely consistent with the themes covered on that program. It’s a perfect fit. The trick is, you have to get enough people making the same request to get noticed. It’s the new way to make the radio request of old. I mean come on, if they can get a song like “One Velvet Morning” on the iTunes map think what the Church could do.

    One other personally selfish suggestion…a LIVE Church CD please.

    Interesting to hear you will be exhibiting in Ohio. Being a Hoosier I’m right next door to the buckeye state so maybe you can bump the number up to 4.

    John

  39. avatar
    restaurant mark | 27 March 2008 at 7:10 pm #

    sucks to hear someone as talented as you struggling to make a living at it…but i’m sure some crappy band somewhere just got a fat check today…just not right, i tell ya! hell, my band can’t even get a gig in our own town! the bars here are more based in the blues/alt. country/southern rock vibe…the one kinda cool place here is now closed due to a liquor liscence violation…so traveling it is for us, apparently? but anyway…i’ll keep buying your music as long as you keep making it…hopefully i’ll be able to get a piece of art at some point. gotta place in my living room that needs something nice. i do feel you though steve…money just fluctuates so much for me being an owning partner in a new business…january was the most i’ve ever made, but this month i’ve barely made anything…blahhh…

    take care everyone
    mark

  40. avatar
    daydreamer | 27 March 2008 at 7:38 pm #

    Hi,

    I relate to your frozen feet. Here on the central coast it always cold, even when its warm.

    Also many of us in the US are seeing our incomes decline, or our jobs disappear altogether (ie outsourced) many of us having to re-think our entire survival strategy. I actually think the renaissance man may once again be in demand in the not so distant future. The craftsman (or woman) who cannot be replaced – sort of a backlash to the whole globalization theme. Keep up your own unique work, Steve, you will always be in demand. Good luck!

    love,
    Sandy

  41. avatar
    davem | 27 March 2008 at 7:45 pm #

    I hope you’ve sold lots of dvd’s and merch at the gig tonight!!
    x

  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 March 2008 at 8:02 pm #

    Also every fan that has Rhapsody (I do), create a Church playlist. If you use Last.fm create a Church station and share it. It is small but every bit a fan can do this day and age for their fav bands helps. There may not be a single solution but many smaller ones that add up

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 March 2008 at 8:50 pm #

    Ohio, eh? How convenient. It just so happens I live there. And, it also so happens I just received my $100 shipment of merchandise ordered from Church Merch yesterday. So, it looks like you’ve got fourth fan in Ohio. Let us know when and where the exhibition will be, and I’ll be there. It’s the least I can do for someone who’s work has done so much to keep me going over the past couple of decades.

    Matt

  44. avatar
    davem | 27 March 2008 at 9:08 pm #

    Ohio??? No…the Midlands, England is the place….me…missus m, Andy n Chrissy (and all his fellow dudes), Fireseed, Garethinnotts (and hopefully Paul from Auckland visiting later this year)….

  45. avatar
    Cocoamo | 27 March 2008 at 9:49 pm #

    To all of you!

    I would be honored to be among the 1000! See you in Ohio, I hope.

    cocoamo

  46. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 March 2008 at 11:45 pm #

    so…..sk?how was the gig?..brilliant,i imagine!:) x

  47. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 March 2008 at 1:08 am #

    hey by the way what about doing another one of those jam things? you know, jammed II or whatever. that stuff was genius.

    are you really coming to Ohio? or just your artwork? I live in PA so I would go to see it regardless, prob buy something as well.

  48. avatar
    tim | 28 March 2008 at 2:20 am #

    Keepers of the Time Being VIP Member 150 dollars..

    gas money and road trip to Ohio via Detroit…500 dollars

    something to smoke and a Kilbey tune…priceless!

  49. avatar
    veleska1970 | 28 March 2008 at 2:21 am #

    wow~~you covered a lot of things today.

    first, about the weather~~i hate cold weather. i’d rather sweat buckets than be even the slightest chilly. i just cannot tolerate cold well at all. but then, i have a thyroid disease, so that explains a lot. hope you warm up soon.

    on the subject of clutter~~you should see my house!! it’s wall to wall, floor to ceiling stockpiled. and it’s bad feng shui, too. 😉

    about the “itchies”~~funny how you talk about things “bugging” you. while walking my dog a few days ago i stepped into an ant hill. yay. one of them bit me right on the part of my leg where my sock cuff sits, and i have constant itching from where it rubs. i hear ya on wanting to rip off your toe. i want to rip off the lower part of my leg, the itching is driving me nuts.

    on your art exhibit~~i’ve been to ohio in the summer, and you’re right, it’s nice. “hey you texans…jump in the car n get yerselves there”
    i wish i could fly up there for the exhibit, i really do. but it’s out of my budget right now….

    and speaking of budgets~~i think your idea is a very good one. i hope you can get it rolling and it picks up enough steam to be worthwhile (and certainly cost-effective). and i echo the sentiments of everyone else who has said so in this comment box–>it is CRIMINAL that you are not reaping the rewards of your talent and genius. but count me in for this one. i know i’m one of the “large donation” people, but i’d still pay the $100, and then some.

    “artistically things look good
    but
    financially theyre bleak”
    i’m going through this myself right now, too. i’m trying to get my artwork off the ground. been at it for a few years. 🙁

    have yourself a good evening, steve.

    lotza love…..

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    limebeaver | 28 March 2008 at 2:27 am #

    count me in steve… also as I have suggested before, do one of those live CD deals… At a Paul Kelly gig last year in Melbourne they were offering it. It just makes so much sense

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    captain mission | 28 March 2008 at 2:30 am #

    count me in to please

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    Anonymous | 28 March 2008 at 2:48 am #

    how long now?…waiting……………… ;/

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    WJ Street | 28 March 2008 at 3:10 am #

    Yes!

    Absolutely, I would sign on to that in a heartbeat.

    There’s a risk involved–you might not meet the “material” obligation on your end. The 100 bucks is an investment in the possibility of delivering that much.

    Access to the blog, very much worth that already.But the added thing of getting CDs and all that. Very, very cool idea. Someone’s thinking.

    ONE OTHER POINT–stop asking for things in US dollars. The currency is collapsing. Go with Euros or Aussie money. Just sayin…

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    Anonymous | 28 March 2008 at 3:18 am #

    “Oh I Love Ohio in the Summertime..” oops! count me in!

    Valerie

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    Anonymous | 28 March 2008 at 6:44 am #

    Count me in too.

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    matt davison | 28 March 2008 at 7:20 am #

    I will pay No probs… But ya gotta let me stay at yr house in Sydeers at least once a year.

    PL are you going back to England this year….??

    m

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    blackeyes | 28 March 2008 at 8:14 am #

    dont say “count me in…”, why not just come and say, “dear SK, i’ve put it in.”

    JUST DO IT is the solution. OK? Let’s do it! Let’s change it. and we can.

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    blackeyes | 28 March 2008 at 8:19 am #

    and it’s easy:
    1) click the “paypay donate” icon right under SK’s photo.
    2) make an paypal account. super easy.
    3) if you already have an account, then easier.

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    steve kilbey | 28 March 2008 at 8:48 am #

    oh dont do it yet though
    as such….
    i gotta completely think it thru
    and sort out what im doing
    its a new idea still….
    but i very much appreciate your responses
    sk

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    Anonymous | 28 March 2008 at 9:47 am #

    can u get help from karmic hit for the distribution of goodies side of things?

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    Anonymous | 28 March 2008 at 12:12 pm #

    sk,
    i’m $100 in. just let me know what to do? ohio? excellent. june? great tune. slowdive? nomorealive.

    churchmerch is killing you. i’ve tried for a few months to spent a bit of cash there. no go.

    richard

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    nickfiction | 29 March 2008 at 12:37 pm #

    where is that show? is it in that damn ” hippy” yellow springs…….again? ok ,i’ll still go.. haha


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