posted on August 7, 2006 at 2:54 pm

ok
ok
jus’ like in the films
yer humble hero comes goode
oh atlanta you saved the day
a lovely venue
loadsa people
mwp recovery
we play like daemons
powlesy crashes n simmers
mwp rox n rollz
pk is pk is pk
me?
i pluck some bass
i croon some toons
i shimmy n i stroll
like a chicago moll
wow
i feel like im in a real band
atlanta always been so good n kind to us
always
the south will rise again……
thanks so much to richard n dana for vegan delights
thanks to kevin ns mum n dad
who brought the zwack unicum from hungary
(the black bitter herbal liquor that we all love)
thanks to the people we met at restaurant…mark etc
thanks to keithy dee n rylan
(made ole sk very happy to see ya!!!!
please come to aust soon)
im sittin’ here now
in a very nice hotel lookin’ out over atlanta
huge skyskrapers
a canopy of green trees
a beautiful city
lovely accents
sun shinin’
breezes a’ blowin’
i have an hour left to do some chi gong
do some yoga
before another mammoth drive
to who knows where
somewhere else
the final quote belongs to rob dickinson
who as you may remember is our opening act
hes a very smooth english “cad”
as i said goodnight to him in the hotel corridor
he summed it up nicely
in his toffeee nosed british accent
“real gig, real hotel”
sometimes…
sometimes..
zeniths r us too
sk

75 Responses to “eat a peach!”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 August 2006 at 3:21 pm #

    RESULT !!!!

    SK your pain is our pain, your joy our joy.

    Reading that has put a huge smile on my face.

    Its official, The Church still rock !!!!!!!

    Padders

  2. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 7 August 2006 at 3:24 pm #

    Great news!

  3. avatar
    Centuryhouse | 7 August 2006 at 3:30 pm #

    Cool, glad your got a reprieve from the stresses of the previous few gigs. Have a safe journey.

    Daniel W.

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 August 2006 at 3:34 pm #

    Steve!!!

    Now you know how I feel everytime
    I see the Church play! (Going way back to Fender’s International Ballroom in Long Beach for the Heyday tour)

    Bless you guys & keep rockin!

    Brian. Who enjoyed the Santa Barbara show at SOhO
    immensly last month & spent lotsa loot at the Marty table of Merch.

  5. avatar
    stealthblue | 7 August 2006 at 3:35 pm #

    Thanks be to God. Yeah, Atlanta is pretty cool. Glad MWP is up and about, glad to know you are well, glad to know TP is happy, and definitely glad to know that pk is pk is pk! Mostly I am glad you fellas were well taken care of…
    All the best…
    BV

  6. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 7 August 2006 at 3:38 pm #

    Rockin’ good news!
    May the vibe continue.
    Cecilia

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 August 2006 at 3:39 pm #

    Glad to see Atlanta lived up to itsbilling. I drove over from Tallahassee to see the Jacksonville show and was pretty shocked to see the venue. Pretty much knew talking was going to be a bad problem since stage right was a bar and pool table.

    I wanted to say, despite everything there, you guys sounded great.

    Tom L. (disciple)

  8. avatar
    Cortez | 7 August 2006 at 3:52 pm #

    Glad to see things are back on track……………..11 Days to Chicago. See you there!

  9. avatar
    Altres | 7 August 2006 at 3:54 pm #

    Sorted, respect due.

    Brian

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 August 2006 at 3:54 pm #

    Steve, it was Sublime. What an unforgettable evening in Atlanta, Georgia. Thanks again to you and the guys for being here. Rock on.

  11. avatar
    Suppers Ready | 7 August 2006 at 3:55 pm #

    man, I wish I’d stuck to my original plan to see you in hotlanta instead of jerks’n vile. a longer drive, but apparently well worth it. good to see you guys are getting the audience, venue, and hotel you deserve. i think folks are right when they say the poor turnouts at some gigs are not reflective of your popularity, but of bad planning.

    glad the tide is turning. and the number 17 blogtopsite, no less! on your way to the stratosphere of the blogosphere. keep pouring out your heart and your brain onto your keyboard.

    Raz

  12. avatar
    Chump / USA | 7 August 2006 at 4:02 pm #

    Great Show. Better than the last time in ATL and even that was a great show.

    You all sounded flawless..tight and seemed like you were really enjoying it.

    By the way…Its fun to see you guys perform now. Last night during “All I Know” was the first time I’ve seen you perform without an instrument SK. You seemed like you weren’t entirely sure what to do with your hands, but I loved the broadway show gestures you were doing… It was awesome.

    Chump

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 August 2006 at 4:06 pm #

    This is my new homepage!

    #1 blog with a Bullet!

    Brian

  14. avatar
    Brian Turner | 7 August 2006 at 4:09 pm #

    The Atlanta show was outstanding!
    Steve your voice sounded great.
    The entire band seemed to be digging the vibes..
    I hope that the rest of the tour goes as well as the Atlanta gig…

    Rock on!

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 August 2006 at 4:10 pm #

    Ya burned down the house, SK. You and yer mates came back with a vengeance… you took no prisoners. The Spaceman is an absolute maniac behind the kit. I’ve never been to a harder rocking show in my life. That means you topped Zep, BOC, Pixies, Pearl Jam, others. And all without a single electric guitar on stage. You are an amazing band. Live long, and prosper. Your fan, LG

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 August 2006 at 4:12 pm #

    Thanks to all the good folk who went to the Altanta show! Thanks for restoring the faith amongst music lovers and the human race.
    Chela

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 August 2006 at 4:17 pm #

    The Atlanta show was fantastic. Very large crowd, very enthusiastic, great venue. As a recent transplant to ATL from the west coast, I was actually proud to be living in Atlanta (This isn’t always the case, but this city is improving every day).

    I was really impressed by the crowd – very loud and appreciative. Highlights for me were “Two Places at Once”, “Easy”, “Buffalo”, and of course the encores. The band played great, Kilbey was a giant on the bass.

    Steven

    P.S A note to my sister on here, Denise (aka Queenhatshepsut) I bought a couple of art cards – (maybe a gift in the future…?) Now, if anyone on this blog has a problem with this I’ll bust your fucking head.

  18. avatar
    rubikon | 7 August 2006 at 4:27 pm #

    To you all

    “What a difference a day made
    Twenty-four little hours
    Brought the sun and the flowers
    Where there used to be rain”

    Keep it real guys

    Ciao,

    Fans r us

  19. avatar
    fantasticandy | 7 August 2006 at 4:40 pm #

    great news,things seem to be looking up!check out those photos from orlando,my they’re good!

  20. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 7 August 2006 at 4:45 pm #

    glad to hear you rocked them all to heaven and back, when is it going to be my turn…haha…
    mjnjr

  21. avatar
    Melquiades | 7 August 2006 at 5:11 pm #

    great to hear you guys had a good night. makes all the bad ones worth it, eh? haha.

    Can’t wait to see you guys in Falls Church.

    All the reviews are building up a lot of excitement. woo-hoo!

  22. avatar
    veleska1970 | 7 August 2006 at 5:24 pm #

    oh, goody~~!! marty’s doin’ better. yay. i’m glad he recovered so quickly since the after-effects of migraines usually hang around for a couple of days…

    steve, your happiness is my happiness. thanks for making my monday a better day, and also for making the world a better place to be in!!

    lotza love….

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 August 2006 at 6:02 pm #

    Oh SK this makes me happy. This is how I’m hoping the majority of your long-awaited tour goes. I’ll be at your last date in SF, so I hope you still have some wind in your sails then. Wishing you further blissful experiences.

  24. avatar
    baby | 7 August 2006 at 6:08 pm #

    i am the daughter of earth and water
    and the nursling of the sky
    i pass through the pores of the ocean and shores
    i change, but i cannot die.

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 August 2006 at 6:09 pm #

    Eat A Peach..

    Last great Duane Allman Record.
    What a wonderful blues guitarist.

    FT

  26. avatar
    Mystery Bug | 7 August 2006 at 6:17 pm #

    Spin the top, it will eventually cease. The blathering comments will only increase. People complain about how you share your brain, but
    it has been fun to watch at times. Hasn’t it?

    We enjoy you. Hope you enjoy us too. America is dark as of late but she will come around. She always does. Certain vital organs just need to speak louder. Touring veggie in America must be a challenge. No wonder I never leave Ohio! If I had any clue on where to go in the land of Cleve, I’d fill you in. If you pass through Columbus I’d steer you right!

  27. avatar
    timo | 7 August 2006 at 6:31 pm #

    Steve and the Church;

    Tim here, went with my wife to see the Atlanta show, she’s a big fan, I was only marginally familiar with the band. Had no idea it was an acoustic tour, wife says tinnitus involved, very sorry if that’s so..nevertheless, we loved it and had a great time.

    Was quite impressed; band saunters out with no introduction (seemed like bass still being tuned), very understated beginning couple of songs…

    nice words in the songs,and some interesting quotes… (I know I heard a Patti Smith quote, did I hear an Aerosmith quote as well, or am I just unfamiliar with the music (…every time I look in the mirror…) (Was it ‘smith’ night? Did I miss a reference to the Smiths? Could have used more SK+MWP harmonies, but the few were quite good.

    Liked bass, drums and MWP especially, along with the vocals. (erm, Pete and Rob were marginal to my experience, no offense)

    Good rave-ups in the latter part, quite a racket for ‘acoustic’ music, thanks…

    Appreciated heartfelt thanks for the Atlanta fans, this is a tertiary market and we appreciate in turns bands who make the (long) drive.

    Just one thing…please don’t say ‘the south will rise again’…no matter what anybody else tells you, that has direct racist overtones and those people (who still exist here in disgracefully large numbers) need as little encouragement as possible. Some people here want creationism taught in schools, would prefer evolution not be brought up, and since you and Marty mentioned it, think global warming is an inconvenient diversion tactic for those too poor to own an SUV.

    And, yes, we pull over to the right when driving slowly if we are considerate, but this is America, and as the world now knows, we don’t always have to be considerate, even to ourselves.

    So, on a positive note, thanks for the long and very well done show, I’ll see you again, and keep on rockin’ in the free world.

    T

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 August 2006 at 7:11 pm #

    Hi Steve,

    Your blog made me very happy today. Was a real joy to hear things went so well in my sort of hometown.

    To anon 4:31, interesting to read comments from someone who has never seen The Church before. Glad you enjoyed the show overall. I certainy respect your opinion regarding PK (you felt he was quite marginal), but I think if you attended more shows, you would see that PK is immensely talented, just he does things in a very stoic, understated way most of the time. I love to watch MWP play, but i am also always in awe of PKs beautiful musicianship. As for Rob, well, never seen him play.

    KevinN

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 August 2006 at 7:15 pm #

    cheers sk
    continued success
    on the tour
    we americans
    do love you
    xoxo
    diane

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 August 2006 at 7:26 pm #

    i wondah if areemme and be52’s showed up…. skay is going to be 52 pretty soon, isn’t it?

    now why do peeple prefer marty ovah pete? pete is quietly perfect, no showing off the bollocks, just the nevahmind. his sense of tune is the most tuned in the groop. you insensitive fuckahs.

    loved atlanta. whispered the whole show, only screamed before a black gay fan o’ church. never saw it before.

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 August 2006 at 7:27 pm #

    Global warming warmed SK up!

  32. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 7 August 2006 at 8:07 pm #

    To the two Stevens in my life (one’s a peach, the other my blood)…
    You rock, you roll…you’re awesome. I love you both.

    P.S. Steven K: Sooooooooo happy to hear the show went well. I knew it would!! Glad to hear MWP’s feeling better too. I am SO looking forward to Chicago.
    love,
    denise
    xxoo

  33. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 7 August 2006 at 8:14 pm #

    Didja get yer new sox?

    Cecilia

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 August 2006 at 8:42 pm #

    How’d those sweet Georgia Jazzy cigarettes work for you? Taste like peaches?

  35. avatar
    calling down baal and zeusi | 7 August 2006 at 8:49 pm #

    took a free roll out to sellersville today big little brother .. i think yer gonn a like it ther
    ticket sales seem good … and its a quaint cabbage saint sort o town ,.. im so f@#$#@n happy my friend steve and the boys finally .,,,.,., much love to you ,..and you ,. and you and you…………

  36. avatar
    John Garratt | 7 August 2006 at 8:53 pm #

    I can’t remember the last time I was equally excited about an opening act as I was about the main act.

    Thanks to whomever it was that invited Rob Dickinson along for the tour. You, other band member, your manager, your accountant, whatever.

    John

  37. avatar
    smoochgirl | 7 August 2006 at 9:33 pm #

    Glad to hear things are going smooth for the time being. I suspect you took a chill pill of some sorts, or perhaps relaxed with some jazz *wink and smile.

    Hey, I’ve got an idea: when you guys have had enough of touring and putting up with all of the hassles involved, how about doing just one show, that lasts for a weekend in some central location of the US. It can be a Church Fest! You guys can play to your heart’s content with us truly dedicated fans and have a few supporting musicians to fill in when you need breaks (perhaps Rob D.). There will be plenty of vegan vendors, and it can be located near plush hotels or perhaps campsites for econo-travlers. It will be in the fall or spring when the weather is agreeable and easy to travel in. All of us fiends would make a min-vacation out of it and there would be no yaking during any of your stage time. Yeah, I’m dreaming, but would that not be cool?

    I hope your bad experiences here in the US are not enough to make you not come back. If so, I will see you in Austrailia one day (right now another dream)!

  38. avatar
    Gareth,Notts | 7 August 2006 at 9:57 pm #

    hi SK,its great to hear things are goin so well,and thank God for this blog!amongst everything else it gives those of us outside the states a feel for the gigs we can’t attend,big thanks to the comments for that!P.S.Ask Frank to see the photos from London,when you see him,think you’ll like ’em Cheers

  39. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 7 August 2006 at 11:08 pm #

    17 on Blogtopsites today!

  40. avatar
    J Street | 7 August 2006 at 11:52 pm #

    It’s good to hear some positive news and some positive vibes–

    Not every stop on the olde tour of the olde vegan hippie can be a rousing success, but this is a good sign.

    Remember that, future tour stops–no talking, let the band play, and enjoy the magic. If it happens, it happens.

  41. avatar
    fergal | 7 August 2006 at 11:56 pm #

    good to hear sk
    the rock is still rolling
    ~

  42. avatar
    Daberhasher | 8 August 2006 at 12:04 am #

    rock on, zenith zephyr, rock on!!!

    aloha,
    ee

  43. avatar
    mike a | 8 August 2006 at 12:06 am #

    We’re all so glad to hear about your success in Atlanta!!!

  44. avatar
    restaurant mark | 8 August 2006 at 12:11 am #

    hey steve,
    mark from the restaurant here. sent you an email from my band’s site (egobox) to your site on myspace. thought i’d leave you a note here too. the show was great last night! glad you had a good time in atlanta. really enjoyed talking with you at the restaurant and after the show. my wife and friends did as well. hope the rest of the tour goes wonderfully. hope to see you in atlanta again. take care steve.

  45. avatar
    Claude | 8 August 2006 at 12:41 am #

    Hey SK. All I can say is I loved your shows in Dallas and Houston. Drove all the way up to Dallas to see you guys with my two brothers. Even bought a Primavera from you one time. Sorry youve hadda stroke of badde luck. The Church is still a shimmering light in the darkness of bad american radio and bad american everything for me. If I could see all the shows I would. Id also tell people to ZIP IT or were taking it outside. Keep your head up, you guys are incredible.
    Claude
    Galveston

  46. avatar
    syrinx | 8 August 2006 at 12:44 am #

    Old story props for Mr. Koppes, since he gets short shrift for being so quiet and all:

    My little sis, when I was home for a visit and had no car (living in England for a few years), she drove me to a show in Knoxville in the late ’80s. She is not interested in music (I’m surrounded by these people), but did it for me. She knows what good music IS, my father had quite eclectic tastes and we heard good stuff from the cradle on up. It just isn’t in her life unless she’s in the car. Never has been.

    For this show she chose to stand stage left and watch Peter up close. SHE NEVER MOVED THE REST OF THE SHOW. Afterwards, on the way home, she was kind of excited (for her), and she said something to the effect of “So that’s what a REAL guitar player does?” Gotta remember – ’80s. She talked about how gorgeous it all sounded. Of course she thought Peter was very pretty, but a comment or two about that and it was back to how much she enjoyed watching him play, working his craft. “How do people PLAY like that?” It was a light bulb going off that said “this is how it’s done.” I was pretty thrilled for her.

    Later, she even bought From The Well. That was like an Amish woman buying a Bose sound system. I wish she’d stayed excited over the years. Didn’t happen. Put Peter totally brought her in and made her a believer in the power of guitar for a little while. S’true.

    Peter: we talked about that show recently, and current ones, and I told her you’re still pretty, too.

  47. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 August 2006 at 12:45 am #

    Hi Steve,

    great blogge today. Really hanging to cu guys live again – last time was at Settlers Tavern, Margaret River WA and was wrapped!

    Just some news from back home – Australind (near Bunbury WA where I live) was hit by a tornadoe Sunday night – 7 houses totalled and about 50 damaged. WA Premier declared “State of Natural Disaster”. No-one killed and only a few very minor injuries – amazing given the damage done.

    You get used to hearing about these things in the US but in WA? Don’t anyone tell me that the global weather patterns are not changing rapidly.

    Glad MWP OK and you enjoying youself.

    Pleeeeeeeese tour WA

    Love
    Cleticat

  48. avatar
    Paige | 8 August 2006 at 12:55 am #

    Steve,

    So happy to read good news! Wish I had made the 6 hour trek instead of the 2 hour one. C’est la vie!

    Safe travels and happy gigs…
    Paige

  49. avatar
    daydreamer | 8 August 2006 at 1:01 am #

    Hmmm… I like Smoochgirl’s idea. A Churchfest. You would book some other bands, of course. Maybe some fan bands, even. Peter could give a guitar workshop. Marty could do a solo act. Get Jeff Cain. Of course Rob D. would be welcome… you get the idea. Bring your brothers. Bring your whole family! You could RELAX while other acts are going on. I’m imagining something like our music festivals we have in the Sierras, only with some non-camping options. And a pool, of course – better yet, a lake. Maybe at a conference center/resort type place. I’m telling ya, this just might work.

    love,
    Sandy

  50. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 August 2006 at 1:43 am #

    on ya matey.. glad you had a great show. glad mwp is feeling better. glad that tim crashes and smashes and glad that pk is. have a great day. this glorious news has made my day. go forth and frolick, oh wise and youthful nevets.

  51. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 August 2006 at 2:00 am #

    Sleeve Kilbey (as Marty once eloquently described you in your baggy-shirted attire),..i am RELIEVED that you’ve found a pleasant moment of reprieve from many CONSECUTIVE days of gigs (i don’t know how you and the guys pull it off). recharge the spiritual alkalines (as best as possible) and best wishes on the rest of the US travels. I realize that this is YOUR blog,…but i think many folks forget that Pete, Tim, Marty (and several others) are making the same sacrifices every day. Good on ALL of yeh. Marty,…your skills never fail to dazzle,..Pete..i am amazed by your multi-tasked musicianship (not to mention your height),..and Tim,…impressive on ALL grounds (love the shakers/sticks combo on the skins). you’ve all REALLY made a difference in the lives of MANY of us. please don’t forget that. cheers and all the best.

  52. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 August 2006 at 2:56 am #

    17th ? I must admit, this is the first time I have ever participated in anything like this and I am addicted to this site. Where do you find these ratings ? If I didn’t love The Church, I would have never found this site.

  53. avatar
    lizardlizard81 | 8 August 2006 at 3:21 am #

    I can second the addiction comment. I’ve kept what started as an online diary — before ‘blogging’ was the thing to do — since I was 17 (8 years or so now) and I’ve NEVER read another blog even worth glancing at twice… until I got here. I’m hooked.

    Thank you, Mr. K, sir, glad to hear things are a bit more sunny right now. Hopefully, the rainbows, birdies, sunshine and other such happy things continue to follow as the tour progesses.

    <3,
    Liz

  54. avatar
    mattdavison | 8 August 2006 at 4:50 am #

    Awsome!!! those are the ones you should film.
    PS…..Just got a kitten I called her Maya.
    Matt (lv)

  55. avatar
    Azza | 8 August 2006 at 5:36 am #

    Good to hear its all back on track. Though, honestly, I was pretty sure you guys would turn it around. Atlanta sounds nice, but I’m still planing on checking Budapest first!!

  56. avatar
    calling down baal and zeus | 8 August 2006 at 8:13 am #

    churchapalooza.?….

    heaven on earth

  57. avatar
    calling down baal and zeus | 8 August 2006 at 8:21 am #

    some of us may even be able to help organize such an overtaking

    of course the name churchapolooza wont do ,..youd have to come up wit a good one

    shes right all the vegan vendors ya like ,…remember the blue aeroplanes and their manic dancer

    i thought he might kick mr baaly right in his gullet

    oh my lord this could work…….

  58. avatar
    sue cee | 8 August 2006 at 8:57 am #

    No, we’d call it ‘sanctuary’! Our sanctuary

  59. avatar
    Sparkli Sista | 8 August 2006 at 8:58 am #

    Just wanna say….I agree with KevinN an’ the like..PK is da bomb baybee!!!

  60. avatar
    isolde | 8 August 2006 at 9:18 am #

    frankly my dear its just mighty fine that you gave lil ole atlanta a dang good time

  61. avatar
    Lynnster | 8 August 2006 at 9:32 am #

    Glad Atlanta treated you better, Steve… no offense to the Floridians here but the rest of us Southerners don’t really consider Florida part of the South. 🙂 It’s different, that’s for sure…

    May the rest of your travels be more good days than bad…

  62. avatar
    eek | 8 August 2006 at 10:21 am #

    Glad Atlanta was so good, but I must say I am really proud of you for giving your all at the Myrtle Beach show under really tough circumstances.

    And I agree with Heather’s comment yesterday about the tour hitting different cities and areas. I was willing and able to go pretty much anywhere in the eastern half of the US to see you, but I know many people were able to see you guys for the first time in years — even decades — because you have been willing to take the risk of going to different areas. I think that is wonderful.

  63. avatar
    Renee | 8 August 2006 at 10:22 am #

    Oh, I see how it is!

    I’m devastated! I try to open up my heart and tell you about my personal affection for peaches, and what do you do? You make a mockery of me!

    THAT’S THE LAST TIME I RECOMMEND ANY PRODUCE TO YOU!!!!

    This is twice now,
    keep it up space cowboy, you’re shaking my tree
    I’m gonna have to abandon this space ship
    and go fraternize over at Naked Boy’s blogg
    I’m sure he’ll appreciate my fruit suggestions!

    Just kiddin
    You can’t get rid of me that easily, I’m like an anon, I keep comin back!

    Seriously though, how about some watermelon?

  64. avatar
    sue cee | 8 August 2006 at 12:01 pm #

    space cowboy! that made me laugh Renee. Armed and dangerous, with a bass in his holster.. orbiting the outreaches of the desert, roaming the streets of Florida, riding the beaches of Myrtle with Georgia on his mind, dear Georgia …and his trusty band of men… Ringo Koppes, Doc Willson-Piper and Wyatt Powles 🙂

  65. avatar
    sue cee | 8 August 2006 at 12:03 pm #

    ps zwack unicum … steve, i thought you made that up!

  66. avatar
    gavgams | 8 August 2006 at 12:28 pm #

    Listening to Sometime Anywhere… many great tracks. One criteria for successful poetry / art I guess is form matching content. Methinks Authority is such a gem – captures so well a state of mind, a subtlety of consciousness. Top lyrics. Another fave is busineswoman as a flight of the imagination and I like Marty’s annunciations on the “civilised gentleman” theme and the aforesaids proposed transformation for a bit later in the evening.

    Changing the topic. The following comes from Thom Yorke on Radiohead website from mid June.

    ” i was told yesterday that one of the daughters of the president came to NY show 2.
    we were playing THe Tourist at the end of the show.. and yes we did wonder what the shuffling manhandling fighting was in the distance of the audience.
    turns out it was her 6 bodyguards clearing the way for the first daughters exit. and some pour soul objected at being manhandled by the secret service. i think i would have too.
    in fact if i had known all this my objections would have been more forthright and extensive…if you know what i mean. which is perhaps why our lot chose not to tell me who was in the building before we went on. probably a good idea.
    hmm
    i dont know if we should be
    A. honoured
    B. amused
    C. bemused
    D. ask if she had a valid ticket
    E. object belatedly on moral grounds
    F. ask again if she had a ticket and question whether this really what our gigs are about
    G. dont blame the daughter for the father
    H. shutup and smile
    Thom “

    Now, I wonder what SK would do if one of the younger bush daughters showed up as fan? I guess it might depend… an on the moment sort of thing? You know, SK, she is probably reading this bloggy anon and is just hanging out to have a little chat after a gig with you.. confess what a fan she is. What sayest thou?

  67. avatar
    RONIN | 8 August 2006 at 12:41 pm #

    Glad you guys are back from triage, sk. I hope the rest of the tour will be filled with rapt fans and good karma…

  68. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 8 August 2006 at 2:26 pm #

    A friend brought back some palinka from Hungary, that left a lot of space in time.

  69. avatar
    heatherspace(d) | 8 August 2006 at 3:02 pm #

    In regards to the subject line, I took it as a recommendation, and a rather thoughtful one at that. But then I was born in Georgia. So.

  70. avatar
    UnDead | 8 August 2006 at 6:29 pm #

    There was definitely a connection here. The band was in the zone and many in the audience were there too. Thanks for the transportation. Thanks for signing my poster. Thanks for the show. Thanks for 26 years of great music. Thanks to the greatest “rock” band in the world. It was worth the 4-hour drive and a lot more. I don’t know how you keep doing it, but if you keep touring I’ll keep coming to see you.

    Dust

  71. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 August 2006 at 6:56 pm #

    Can’t wait to see you in SF, SK. It will be my first Church show ever! I have seen MWP once before.

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    JJ | 9 August 2006 at 2:22 am #

    SK –

    EXCELLENT show! We stoode down front, mesmerized, hypnotized, tantalized…..so glad we Atlantanians made the tour itenerary once again. Yes, Variety Playhouse is the best venue in town, in the best neighbourhood too. Tim was on fire; laughed when his drumsticks flew into splinters on the encore, MWP played with intensity and PK’s touches so well-placed and lyrical as always. Hey, I would have even enjoyed hearing Metropolis again, despite the shouter’s short-term memory thingie, though Marty telling him “you are uninvited like the clouds” got a good laugh. Also nice for you to get validated, even for a thumb-n’-forefinger smidgen as “this cool”, by your 15-yr olde daughter for UTMW being “on The O.C.” Great to hear Two Places At Once; long a fave of mine. Woulda come back to say “hello” but figgered ya mighta been tired and road-weary (met you a coupla times…Memphis, Atlanta, NYC…).

    Hope Norfolk goes well, and (what town in PA?) too. Come back to our burg soon; “we welcome you.”

    JJ

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    JJ | 9 August 2006 at 3:07 am #

    Was just recalling the first time I saw the band here, wassa the Starfish tour, at Center Stage on West Peachtree. Had the earlier albums, musta missed the Heyday tour (where the hell was I?), anyway….Mr. Bauhaus/Sisters of Murphy opening….then the most amazing band came on doing almost all of Starfish – unforgettable (Pete in leather britches then, Marty sporting leather biker jacket, SK looking debonair and sartorial in dark sportcoat). Center Stage again for Gold Afternoon – before the band came on, CNN was on the monitors out in the Lobby, surreal night scenes of Baghdad and bombing from Gulf Wars I/Bush the First, was flickering in the dark…..so strange. Lights went down, the surreal strains of “Pharoah” rise as the silky voice fills the hall “late at night when I’m lying in bed, I got to say a prayer for my daily bread”…..ah, memories for this olde Atlantan, so sharp and so ingrained in the recesses where I wander often to pick them up for reinspection and sustenance, and put them back for later. Thanks for adding to the shelf for this olde druide (turned 52 myself this year).

    “Eat A Peach” ha. I loved the guitar piece Duane put on that album, “Little Martha.” Open-tuning…..do PK or MWP ever play around with alternate tunings?

    Rambling thoughts……keep the Blogges coming.

    JJ

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    jim o'kane | 10 August 2006 at 6:54 pm #

    Sir Kilbey,

    Much respect to you and Peter for the hospitality displayed. Tell Peter I found the book “Eat right for your type” and am astonishingly intrigued by it. Although as mentioned, it would help to know my blood type. I’m working on it.

    It was great to see you cats again, and nice to see you guys play well in Atlanta. I thoroughly enjoyed the “Elizibethian” tune. I agree, you have a winner there.

    Tell Tiare (sp? well just T-R-E then) her kindness and hospitality were much appreciated. She’s a good one.

    Keithy F (as you refer to him in type) and I have discussed the possibility of trackin’ you out in SF. I used to live out there for years. It’d be nice to get back there and see you cats again.

    I hope this finds you all well. Until we meet again.

    Jim the plumber & drummer
    jim at jokane dot com

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    The Bone | 12 August 2006 at 1:03 am #

    Thank you to all of the Church for making the trip from Savannah to Atlanta worthwhile. Saying “hi” backstage was a little daunting; it’s been a while since I’ve felt like a starstruck groupie: how do you take advantage of the opportunity to show grattitude to a quarter-century long, loyal companion that has never met you before? Apparently with jazz cigarettes and over the top merchandise purchases.

    You gave it all. We (Jonah, Josh and Jeff) were priviledged to take it. The words just aren’t there, even now…


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