posted on March 15, 2017 at 11:06 am

my dear readers and friends

you are all bored stupid by now with hearing about musicians and songwriters are earning virtually zilch these days

well here i am and i am in the same boat with no tours coming up and nothing coming in so to speak of and 3 kids to support

so i put this to you

A) you can still buy every solo album i ever made and then some for a hundred bucks

B) for 50 bucks you can commission me to write a blog about absolutely anything you can think of

C ) for 50 bucks i will do you a postcard sized original painting on high quality art paper which will be signed numbered and thanked by me

i am sorry it got to this and i would most be humbly grateful if any of ya can help out until something comes along

my paypal is

if you dont want any of that stuff you can still make any contribution and i will be eternally grateful



14 Responses to “financials”

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    Crowd of Stars | 15 March 2017 at 12:36 pm #


    For all the peace and solace your music brings, I’m more than happy to help out. Please let me know how. Can I just send money to your pay pal? Cathy

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    tynecastle14 | 15 March 2017 at 12:48 pm #

    You got it, Steve. I just bought the Bandcamp collection. I haven’t heard some of the albums in years (and some EVER!). I hope you’re able to keep making music for many years to come.

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    geemuses | 15 March 2017 at 2:17 pm #

    Hey Steve,

    How are you? Long time no talk. Just paid $50 into your Paypal a/c for a painting. Look forward to getting it. Keep well, my friend, and if you are ever up for a lunch on me while you are in Sydney let me now.

    Mike Gee
    (hisrecords05 on PayPal)

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    Lyra | 15 March 2017 at 6:01 pm #

    Hugs Steve

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    andy | 15 March 2017 at 8:36 pm #

    here’s a good way to help out and get yerself some goodies too!

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    sirenbrian | 16 March 2017 at 3:49 am #

    Hi Steve, very sorry to hear about this situation. I’ve sent a contribution and hope lots of others do too.

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    cheryl | 16 March 2017 at 4:07 am #

    Check your gmail account All our love your friends in Louisiana Cheryl & Andy

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    Gordon from Scotland | 16 March 2017 at 7:06 am #

    Hi Steve, if I buy album through bandcamp but pay more than recommended price do you get all money if credit card used, I don’t use paypal? If so can you also pick up message from purchase on blog topic I suggest. Feel awkward asking these questions so not sure if you can delete this instead of posting.
    Take care

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    Gordon from Scotland | 18 March 2017 at 8:52 pm #

    Hi Steve, made donation through purchase of Unearthed download.
    Topic for blog would be the videos The Church have made, including the thinking behind You Took. If not that then Séance album into Heyday – massive sound change with just a couple of EP’s in the middle. Or early days touring. I just downloaded concert that is marked as an early one in Scotland after Duran Duran, and it sounds amazing.
    Stay healthy

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    Michel | 19 March 2017 at 10:26 am #

    It’s always a pleasure to buy again your entire bandcamp discography !
    Well, if you want to write a blog, then write about the future (of The Church, solo stuff, collaborations…).
    By the way, isn’t the new Kennedy/Kilbey album coming soon ?
    Few days ago, I was thinking about the songs you wrote with Greg Dulli years ago, will they ever see the light of day ? Are there any other unissued songs still sleeping somewhere ?
    Love, from France.

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    Cath | 20 March 2017 at 10:31 pm #

    I felt compelled to come visit again as I haven’t seen your posts for while, mind you not on facebook too much as I am working on a release. Dearest dearest Steve we love you so much. Thank for all your amazing lifetimes work and generosity of spirit and creative genius. Thanks for extending the discography offer I thought I missed it. Be nice to hear some of the stuff I have on vinyl that you re released. And all the others that have been on the list of one day, as lifes what happens etc with all its darn costs . God I wish I could give you more, like an infinite lifeline of abundance so you never had to worry. My favourite artist in the whole world, my greatest teacher and inspiration, may spirit bless you abundantly. Still would love to write some music with you. Be gentle with yourself. Let us all know how you are travelling soon and thank you to everyone for helping xxxxxx <3 xxx Cath hugs xxx

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    Shaman Ron | 22 March 2017 at 2:38 pm #

    Maybe a trip to US for an acustic tour. Word of mouth, venue to venue, no managers, no luxuries, money is all yours… just raw talent and true fans. Drive from location to location, spur of the moment. Use all the perks of net to spread the word fan to fan. Pay at the door venues. Your great fans will front the over night places to crash, food and such.

    Just saying, maybe stretching, probably dreaming but eh… it’s the way indie bands are touring now to a degree.

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    RogerS | 23 March 2017 at 12:53 am #

    Steve, very happy to oblige. Only seems fair as your music fills part of my everyday – a one off £10 for an album that lasts a lifetime seems unfair – the joy of every uplifting listening experience is priceless. I also have the privilege of looking at 5 of your wonderful paintings.

    You graciously allowed me back stage in ‘15 to meet after the Brighton gig – one of the best days of my life by far!

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    Alyona | 26 March 2017 at 11:25 am #

    damn life is so unfair. talent doesn’t pay no matter how big. not that it’s something new. so maybe we should revisit something discussed a while ago then abandoned or suspended for the time being, — a painting request. might have even been pre-yokan or at the very dawn of it, i don’t quite remember. however… as usual i’d give you more challenge than you expect, but also the price is of no concern as what you do is priceless.

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