posted on March 8, 2009 at 8:24 pm

i really enjoyed playing at barwon heads
we thought it was one of the best gigs we’d ever done
i was not condescending
i was nervous n i was relieved it went well
i had a ball
anyone who was there could see that
utmw is a problematical song
people DO expect it
not devoted fans
but casual punters who pay their dough n wanna hear it
i usually joke around about it to offset its “importance”
i cant see how my relationship with my own song
should concern anyone else
i was trying to be self deprecating….sorry
i still like the song
and i dont mind playing it
melbourne itself i had too much to drink
i drank too much jaeger it crept up on me
whoops
but i think we did a good show any way
i was a little sloppy
i will bear it in mind from now on
as far as the sound being too loud
too loud drums etc
i will talk to our soundman today
i am unaware on stage what it actually sounds like
im sorry if he got it wrong
i still consider both nights successes
i still put 100 per cent into it
i promise you that
last nite at the festival was great
we got a great reaction from the sold out crowd
we felt like we vindicated ourselves
we played like bloody troopers
i think the whole 3 days were good
and i feel like the church may be able to
extend its lease on life a little further
i am pushing 55
please never forget that
with all the issues it brings
being an old rocker
i dig the church
i dig our music past pres n future
and i dig our audiences
the condescending days are long gone
i am appreciative of what i got
i accept constructive criticism
and im grateful for it
please dont attack each other on my comments
every body has a right to say they didnt like it
i feel however you misconstrued what i said about utmw
thats ok
i do say a lotta stupid things
but you know that
sk

83 Responses to “hello”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 March 2009 at 8:53 pm #

    somehow… well i dunno

    mime

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 March 2009 at 8:55 pm #

    but it’s a good thing you like the church. as most of us

    mime

  3. avatar
    Angus | 8 March 2009 at 9:16 pm #

    Steve, please bring the Church to London again – the last show I saw in Islington was awesome.

  4. avatar
    jaime r... | 8 March 2009 at 9:54 pm #

    Wish I could be there sounds like a helluva time…
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the wise words SK..
    Lets respect one another..for sho

    Enjoy this time and these shows.. and bring it over to The States.. We is twitching..

    The New music sounds kick ass!!… Coffee Hounds is rich… and So Love May find Us… is well.. HEavY!!
    thanks again..
    the spirits are with us..

    jaime r……

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 March 2009 at 10:01 pm #

    God, how wrong did I get it then? Obviously my perception is utterly skewed.

    Sorry Steve, and thanks for giving your perspective on it.

    Suitably contrite anon from yesterday.

  6. avatar
    seoigh | 8 March 2009 at 10:03 pm #

    That was refreshing.

    I, personally, am a horse’s behind when someone (correctly) tells me that I didn’t peform a set to their expectations.

    I sincerely did not think you had that kind of humility in ya, Killer. You’re a slightly better man than I calculated.

    This certainly picks up the world and sets it all back down 90 degrees rotated.

    Well, maybe not the WHOLE world. Not even MY whole world. Just the Kilbey-shaped parts of mine.

    I’ve seen fantastic Church performances. I’e seen the other kind, too. Sounds like you’re actually working at it. Good.

    Discipline is not a bad thing. It’s only other peoples’ discipline for you that’s bad. You’re own is a good thing. A great thing.

    Keep working. It is work, after all.

    And here’s to hoping that you boys make it to the eastern US seaboard at least once more. I’d like to see one more fantastic Church show to make up for that one I say late in 1999. Bad year, that.

    May there yet be more glittering minutes and jangled decades in that 55 year old mansuit.

  7. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 8 March 2009 at 10:35 pm #

    Good to read you enjoyed the gigs, Steve. It would be a shame if you, and the guys didn’t ’cause we really need you around. Fortunately The Church has been a prolific band, and there’s so much excellent music to enjoy for the rest of our lives, but it’s nice to read that you’re not ready to “give up on” The Church just yet.

  8. avatar
    seoigh | 8 March 2009 at 10:37 pm #

    good lord would I love an edit feature

  9. avatar
    Freddie | 8 March 2009 at 10:59 pm #

    Sir Steven,
    awesomely cool blog today.
    🙂

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 March 2009 at 11:13 pm #

    Hi Steve

    I was at both the Barwon and Melbourne shows. They were great. Loved the new songs live big time. The Church are seriously a rocking live band. I think fans old and new will enjoy the setlist at gigs to come.

    You may be getting older but it doesn’t really show. I watched a still youthful Kilbey switching between the rocking bass to guitar. I know you were getting into it. Man, you move around heaps these days. Very animated.

    I think the energy is there in a big way. The music you guys make is powerful, proggy, spacey, and sublime.

    Age is just a state of mind.

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 March 2009 at 11:27 pm #

    Your'e still a long way ahead of most.

    My girlfriends daughter was watching this shocking american film last nite called Perfect Wilderness & I was there to experience the last 15 minutes & the credits.
    Noticed that Waddy Wachel did the music for the film …. not something to be proud of man.

    Dutch Pierre

  12. avatar
    veleska1970 | 8 March 2009 at 11:29 pm #

    i’m glad you have enjoyed yourself these past few days. and i’m also soooo glad that you are keeping the church going for so long.

    i’m jealous of the australians who have been able to see you!! hopefully we can see you guys stateside this year?? hmmmm??? 😉

    lotza love…..

  13. avatar
    matt davison | 8 March 2009 at 11:40 pm #

    Something amazing has happened to Steve Kilbey.

    He has become an incredible humble and real person.

    I enjoyed our walk in Barwon. I learned how much of a nice person he really is..

    can’t you all see…… Steve has a great sense of humour.

    Never take him to seriously.

    OK

    To all those in Melby

    Amanda
    Mary
    Smiles Kate
    Ro
    Norway lad
    the band

    etc

    THANK’S SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH

  14. avatar
    heyday2day | 9 March 2009 at 12:17 am #

    i understand that people have a right to express opinions here, good and bad. what i took issue with was the tone and venom of the opinion. i thought it was disrespectful, uninformed, a bit over the top and the harsh negativity/name calling (druid) was unwarranted. there are better, more civil ways to express disappointment. wasn’t trying to pick a fight, just had difficulty believing that the tone was justified. i’m glad to see that he/she has come back here.

    happy to read that you are pleased with the gigs so far. it’s great that your bringing all you’ve got to the songs. they mean so much to so many. it must be beautiful to see and hear. i’ll bide my time until you (hopefully) return to the states.

    grateful, as always
    bg

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 12:32 am #

    god bless those boys…the church

  16. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 9 March 2009 at 12:46 am #

    life’s a much better thing with you guys in it….sounds like you had an awesome time…
    anon at 9.01….you’re a pretty decent individual to come on here and apologise like that…good on ya…love always….

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 1:19 am #

    A MONTH OF SUNDAYS!!!!!!!

  18. avatar
    Lian | 9 March 2009 at 1:38 am #

    Steve, it is so nice that you hear different opinions.

    I don’t think your friends “attacked” the anon, they didn’t. They were polite enough, as a constant reader of this blog I really appreciate it – Who want to speak something rude to ruin this precious space? no one does. (Except for Fantasticandy; but hell, that was just what I wanted to say.)

    People didn’t dislike him because he said his own opinion, but they did hate brutality. (Right on, bg!)

    As to UTMW, I’ve listened to it a hundred times in my car; never heard it live. I’d be very glad if I could have the opportunity to listen to you sing it, just as other people will do.

  19. avatar
    the dean | 9 March 2009 at 1:44 am #

    pushing 55, ya poor ol buggar, I’ll take it easy on you sunday night.

  20. avatar
    W Street | 9 March 2009 at 2:00 am #

    It is sad that the economics of a world tour don’t work anymore. I can’t see how anyone can make money touring for four or five months and playing a bunch of smaller venues. While I would love to see you guys play the states, it’s probably not a realistic goal right now.

    Can you play in RESIDENCY somewhere, where it is viable? Can you base yourselves out of Delaware and do a mini tour of the Northeast US? Play DC, Philly, NY, etc., and do that for two to three weeks? If you play somewhere for a few nights, and with enough advance notice, perhaps people can hook up a reservation online so that it demonstrates itself as a viable option, rather than a go-for-broke kind of risk.

    Same for LA, same for maybe another place where the fans could gravitate towards you a bit.

    Don’t feel bad about not being able to play everywhere–it’s understood that you can’t, not without a machine behind you.

  21. avatar
    seoigh | 9 March 2009 at 2:02 am #

    On getting older:

    Let’s be honest, you didn’t entirely know how to sing until Heyday. The bright side to aging is that by the time you did Momento Siquiente, you’ve actually figured out how to use the old pipes. Not everything about age is a bad thing.

  22. avatar
    Lian | 9 March 2009 at 2:04 am #

    Something more. My daughter suddenly wanted to listen to “steve kilbey”‘s music last night, so we did.

    She listened to the coffee song, and she made a face. “The lyrics are good, but I hope he could sing in some other way… it’s too… romantic!” she said. See? even a child has her own opinion.

    She digs your ‘othertime’ by the way.

    Let begone be gone. You have such a long way to go.

    Best wishes.

  23. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 9 March 2009 at 2:53 am #

    SK has also made me an ardent fan of Mae Moore. “Bohemia” is an incredible CD and so are her other recordings. I know the history of SK being “under the weather during” the Bohemia sessions but the album had a wonderful fruition. Boundless talent can transcend many obstacles.

    Can’t wait for the new Church CD. My CD player is literally atrophying The Fiream-Electric Arguments, MOZ-Years Of Refusal, Chrissie Hynde-“Break Up The Concrete” and JB “Live At Ronnie Scotts”.

    Eric Clapton hunts and kills animals for pleasure and to stay sober. I tossed all three of his CDs I owned in the garbage. He’ll be crushed and maggots will consume his decaying CDs. Animal killing musicians and vocalists’ CDs are not allowed in my collection that is located in my “Padded Room.” Moz is an actor with great vocals.

  24. avatar
    Roman | 9 March 2009 at 4:32 am #

    Steve, I wanted to say thank you for all the amazing new music you put out in the recent months – this is better than christmas: Painkiller, Pangaea. Coffee Hounds, KK, Mimesis, Esoteric Music Club… and that’s all before the new Church album. Wow.
    Celestial!
    You’re the best!
    Hope to see you in New York soon again!
    Roman

  25. avatar
    floridafauna | 9 March 2009 at 4:34 am #

    this is the kind of writing that makes me feel that i’m gettin my monies worth.

    sk feeling nearly blithe.

  26. avatar
    PAGEY | 9 March 2009 at 4:47 am #

    Steve, watch that Jaeger, i myself have downed whole bottles in the past, looong ago figuratively. That hangover is cursed. Stay away from the booze and the bass!! hehehe..

    Man oh man, wish i could have made it down under to see you play!I couldn’t commit last minute, must have been the infernos.. Maybe this June down unda the 49th parallel?? I still am uneasy in the states with all the metal under coats. And the borders are never nice to me because of my chesst past.

    THE NEW STUFF IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS!!

    I love it.

    http://www.violettown.net is rocking out to get you fans who neva heard the choich!

    God Bless all.
    you are amazing S-T-E-V-E!!

  27. avatar
    PAGEY | 9 March 2009 at 4:48 am #

    The whole internet and it’s comments. Jeesh. The word comments on the internet should be renamed “mob jabs”

  28. avatar
    Jasperina | 9 March 2009 at 5:26 am #

    Humility in spades. I marvel at the longevity of it all…that today you are all still playing. loved the church when I was 16 now I’m 42 and you still play…it is truly magical to me that it’s lasted…pure magic…At 55 you must just pinch yourself…That excited sound in your voice when it all comes together…we get to share it all now so many years down the road through this blog. I treasure something I can’t actually hold in my hand…the visceral, eternal magic of the Church…

  29. avatar
    K.P.BUK | 9 March 2009 at 5:34 am #

    …AND MAY GOODNESS BLESS

  30. avatar
    MAC | 9 March 2009 at 6:28 am #

    Was at East Brunswick gig – you guys were GREAT! The Church are THE best band in the world EVER!!!!!!!!!!
    Wish we could see you more often in Melb. Love MAC XXXOOO

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 6:35 am #

    Even as i type this i regret it, but i can’t let a tragic knob like less-than-fantasticandy – or “candy” as i like to call him – get the last word. Candy, can i get you a chair for you, you pathetic git? Yes, a chair. Remember that one do you? Weren’t you on death’s door around the time of The Great Chair Fiasco? You seem to be fighting fit now, at least physically anyway.

    And heydayeverybloodyday, you grand arbiter of what is and isn’t acceptable, the mangy panther has been using ‘druid’ as a term of endearment for years now, you dolt. It’s not a reference to his silver beard and advancing years.

    And before you all start carrying on about the cowardice of anonymity, I’ll tell you who “I am”. But first I need to disabuse you of the idiotic notion that a naff nickname and a photo that would unsettle the most phlegmatic of horses is tantamount to brave and honest disclosure. Who are you kidding? Any monkey can set up a blogger account and hide behind their gerry-built persona. I’m sure even Veleska kicks her dog every now and then.

    Anyway, for what it’s worth, I’m Public Savant and I was commenting on here way back when it was still fun, the golden 7 Eleven era, when most of you were torturing alternative living chat fora with your smug pronouncements and hideous sentence structure.

    Fuck you. But not Steve.

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 7:13 am #

    I always knew you were a little weird Public Savant but what happened?
    Your transformation to an insipid ogre is so utterly complete.
    A real human tragedy
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you

    Dutch Pierre

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 7:15 am #

    Kinda like Geoff Golblum in The Fly

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 7:19 am #

    Dear Public Savant,

    I bet you’re really, really nice to people, face-to-face, right?

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 7:28 am #

    Awww c’mon Dutchie, I remember you as having some semblance of a sense of humour. You certainly never struck me as a Christian. Boy, you just never can tell can you…

    And anon, I’d prefer Gregor Samsa from Kafka’s The Metamorphosis if you don’t mind. The Fly’s just so lowbrow.

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 7:32 am #

    Hi Anon

    Not if they’re absolute cunts. Never.

    This is fun.

  37. avatar
    davem | 9 March 2009 at 7:38 am #

    An uplifting blog today.
    I’m really looking forward to the new album.

  38. avatar
    steve kilbey | 9 March 2009 at 7:47 am #

    savant….ah it all makes sense
    and to think i blamed barry…?
    savant
    i can see that you dislike synchophantism as you perceive it …but surely man
    youre nasty crude and hurtful attacks are the diametrically opposite just as bad equivalent….
    cant we bury the hatchet?
    seriously savant
    i’m too olde for all this malarkey
    and why waste yer time hurting these folks?
    they only congregate here cos they like my music
    strange odd souls (like you n i)
    easy targets
    cmon savant
    let it go
    sk
    i used to dig your comments in the “golden” days

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 8:02 am #

    Ok, it’s over. Thanks.

    Just one thing though, I’ve only been back on the air for the last two days after a hiatus of as many years. I hope I’m not being fingered for the crimes of some other forum pest with less of an eye for detail…a suitable punishment for my naughty words I suppose.

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 8:28 am #

    Steve, just for the record there was never a “barry” causing the problems. It was me, not Barry, and it always bothered me that some unsuspecting guy named barry taking the blame for my tomfoolery.

    P. Ledbetter

  41. avatar
    captain mission | 9 March 2009 at 8:35 am #

    life extension for the church is the best news ever.
    ‘strange old soul’ ha! it’s my birthday tomorrow and i forgot how old i was, that’s when you know you are old. i’ve always known i was strange though.

  42. avatar
    don joe | 9 March 2009 at 8:39 am #

    Glad you can see it for what it is and had a blast. The Church are eternal. real good to see you lighten up on yourself over the Church too. Man, you guys are unique, not many bands can claim the existence you have had.

    ML,
    don joe

  43. avatar
    linjo | 9 March 2009 at 8:46 am #

    Very nice gentlemen.
    I love Kate Miller Heidke’s new song. Forgiveness and love makes the world go round.

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 8:47 am #

    Hi Steve,
    Some of these replies are really heavy.
    People….Get Happy.
    I’m sorry to say we did not catch even one of your shows over the weekend.KT entertained LTV whilst I made the pilgremage to see Numan on Saturday night. Boy what a mistake.
    Pivot, the support act,was the highlight of the evening.As for Gary…well, did you see him perform Steve?
    Did you like it?Did you meet him?
    Oh well.I can’t hide my disappointment.I can honestly say I have only ever seen one other cocert that was this bad and that was “The freaked out flower children” at Latrobe Uni in 1992.
    Goodnight.
    It’s KT’s turn to go gigging next,so please play soon.
    See you, all the best.

    from CON.

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 9:23 am #

    I’m glad my name has been cleared.
    Barry

  46. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 9 March 2009 at 9:39 am #

    Please come and play a gig at Vega in Copenhagen again, Steve.

  47. avatar
    eek | 9 March 2009 at 10:23 am #

    i do say a lotta stupid things

    Ever heard the saying which goes something like this:

    The only people who don’t say or do stupid things are those who don’t say or do anything at all.

    You have a whole lot of pretty damned brilliant things balancing out the stupid stuff though. Then again I suppose that makes the stupid stuff even more intolerable for you. That you have long been willing to take risks has resulted in a long history of very fine results.

    So when you do or say something that makes me go “what the fuck???” I just think “oooh! He’s going to come up with something brilliant to balance that out!”

    Keeps me happy anyway. 🙂

  48. avatar
    steve kilbey | 9 March 2009 at 10:32 am #

    oh eekie!
    any sign of the you know whats yet?

  49. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 10:38 am #

    No, no, it was me. I was Barry. I confess it freely. Now suck my bloated bell and take my jism.

    Gareth, Notts

  50. avatar
    eek | 9 March 2009 at 10:43 am #

    Yes!! Both are in town and should be delivered sometime today. 🙂

    (I just have to make sure the delivery guy doesn’t just quietly stick a notice on my door and scurry away — the little rat tends to do that. Then I have to wait until the next day and go pick it up.)

  51. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 10:57 am #

    There’s a fucking e-bow solo on Happenstance?!
    The e-bow – I love him!!!

  52. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 9 March 2009 at 11:04 am #

    By the way, good for you, Brien! I don’t have any Clapton cd’s to throw in the garbage, but I got rid of a couple of Roxy Music cd’s, when Bryan Ferry supported the British fox hunting tradition.

  53. avatar
    catchow | 9 March 2009 at 11:34 am #

    so pleased for you with these
    both nights successes!
    talking about utmw,i think you do right to play it:as you say”people
    DO expect it”;it’s a wonderful song
    ,of all time,inclassable,universal;
    it’s joined to the Church,i always
    listen to it as if it was the first time…
    i’m glad to see you still like it
    and you dig the Church!…and so do i!…

  54. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 11:39 am #

    SK, i’ve nearly burnt out my CD player, from having the new album on repeat, the last coupla days!

    If only they could create an ipod for the pool… that is, so I can continue to listen to it as i do my early am laps. Pangaea would be just beautiful under water… as would Cobalt Blue… as would Sunken Sun…

    And I think if I could have Space Saviour as I swam, I’m not sure I’d ever get out of the pool!

    What more can I say, but…
    thanks.

    Love, Mave.

  55. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 11:43 am #

    hi sk

    hey guys
    i threw out all my music cause i found out people suck
    so there.

  56. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 12:05 pm #

    good night.x

  57. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 9 March 2009 at 12:06 pm #

    I was “talking” to Brien, anon. And no, people don’t suck — just some people. You know, like you!

  58. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 12:35 pm #

    Ok, Steve, I admit it now: I was Barry the Anon. I’m sorry I said you raped my sister in that hotel room. I’m sorry I said you beat up your wife. I’m sorry I pretended to be several TTB posters just to ruin this for everyone. If only you’d let me suck your asshole that night with your mistress in Boston in 1990, I wouldn’t have done it. Maybe next time.

  59. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 12:47 pm #

    goodnight love. xo

  60. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 9 March 2009 at 12:57 pm #

    Anon, you’re one sick psycho.

  61. avatar
    Jen Jewel Brown | 9 March 2009 at 1:03 pm #

    Jeez it’s all the fun of the fair in here. It’s made me forget all about the global frenchmaidal crisis and gobbal warning. Thanks for the laughs guys, I mean it.

  62. avatar
    Jen Jewel Brown | 9 March 2009 at 1:06 pm #

    Oh yeah and it was too bloody loud at the East Brunswick but you’re total potentates of cool – love the new songs. It’s brilliant that you’re on #23 LP and just as creatively hot as ever. Thanks for the crunchiness.

  63. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 1:30 pm #

    Hmm, I sincerely hope I haven’t caused or in any way contributed to the appearance of the anonymous circus freak at 1135 etc.

    Time to switch off the anonymesses after those entries I would’ve thought. His words really are a desecration.

    I apologise if I’ve brought him on.

    Public Savant

  64. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 1:41 pm #

    I agree – just turn em off. Then again, the last time that happened, Barry simply signed up with several different accounts and carried on his abuse. Back to comment moderation, then? Seems the only safe way.

  65. avatar
    John Garratt | 9 March 2009 at 2:18 pm #

    Just ignore anyone being mean. It’s that simple.

    John Garratt

  66. avatar
    CSTCoach | 9 March 2009 at 3:12 pm #

    Sounds like the church is back in top form! Glad to hear it’s going well. Hope to see you over here this year! 🙂

  67. avatar
    Shawn El | 9 March 2009 at 3:31 pm #

    SK – have you guys considered hitting any of the summer festivals when you tour the US later this year? I ask this assuming the July tour plans are still on. Festivals here seem like great exposure for bands to reach new audiences, plus I’ve had several good festival experiences in recent years that make me think festival goers here might really enjoy the Cherch.

  68. avatar
    EDD | 9 March 2009 at 3:44 pm #

    You’re just an antenna. All fucking anons must fucking hang! No, just kidding. Who cares if they wanna be rude. At least it’s funny. Even when it ain’t. Steve, I bet there’s nuthin like thinking nobuddy likes your shit anymore and showing up at a gig to be proved wrong. If I got together with my old band no one would care. I knew you liked the Church.

  69. avatar
    EDD | 9 March 2009 at 3:47 pm #

    Any live video footage of the recent Church gigs I can spy anywhere? Please advise

  70. avatar
    fantasticandy | 9 March 2009 at 4:32 pm #

    stuff all this political correctness…..
    i meant what i said.
    constructive criticisim my arse!

    these four guys are still relative unknowns after twenty-seven years or more.
    yet they still slog their hearts out for a small but devoted audience.
    they deserve some respect.
    despite the odds they have gradually evolved into this world’s greatest band.

    anon…you made carefully-constructed statments designed for no other purpose than to cause personal hurt and bring these guys down.
    you show no respect, so why should i show any in return?
    you remain a piece of shit.

    much love to the band, their families and all genuine TTB’ers,
    all the best,
    andy L.

  71. avatar
    Cien Bromerford | 9 March 2009 at 6:29 pm #

    I threw away all my Chameleons CDs because i’ve heard the producer dated that mistress who wore leather boots. Then I threw away all my other CDs because I was sure most of the people involved did something I couldn’t really accept, being the fucking overweight zealot I chose to be.

  72. avatar
    fandorin | 9 March 2009 at 7:30 pm #

    tonight, i will buy the new tracks. since my 15th birthday, a new church release is like chrimbo & easter in combination. i'd love to see you play live, i already miss it….
    with luv frum gurmany
    yours truly,
    purnaff

  73. avatar
    Michael K. Warren | 9 March 2009 at 8:13 pm #

    What’s with the disposal of artist’s albums because of something stupid (or simply somthing one disagrees with) they do or have done? It’s like when my dad was a young fellow and got rid of nearly all of his records because the church he was attending made him feel like rock and other secular music was evil. He soon came to his senses, and he’s remained a Christian but regrets getting rid of his stuff back then.

    Now if Eric Clapton punched my mom in the face or something I’d probably feel inclined to toss ‘is stuff in the trash.

    Anyways, I love reading about the Church gigs and Kilbey gigs an’ all other gigs and words ending with “igs”. Hopefully there’ll be a North American tour (please come to Kentucky or somehwere near it!)

    Something fun to try: read Steve’s blogs from the bottom line up…

  74. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 8:14 pm #

    Clapton actually did punch my mom in the face and I still love his music.

  75. avatar
    fantasticandy | 9 March 2009 at 8:22 pm #

    now that IS funny.

  76. avatar
    davem | 9 March 2009 at 8:25 pm #

    The public savant thing made me sad. He clearly ain't the loon, but his comments about Andy made me so angry. The man (& a good one at that) had a fucking heart attack and really shouldn't have gone to that Church gig in 07. He did out of his love for the band. Absolutely disgraceful comments about him. No excuse. I hope you have the grace to apologise.

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    Athee | 9 March 2009 at 8:42 pm #

    Haha, that IS funny. Maybe Freddie Mercury is my father, and he really really played some evil tricks on me and my mum and left us without the millions. Maybe that’s why I hate Queen so much. Maybe that’s how Julian Lennon feels every single fucking day of his life.

    I read those nice remarks on U2, then I read that interview with Larry Mullen, who said he tried to be a vegan but couldn’t go without the fish. I’d reconsider my review in your place….and I might as well throw away my dearly loved worn copy of All Things Must Pass, because George pinched Eric’s wife back then…and I truly disagree with said behaviour…however, as Geebuzz said in the Bibble:

    Let the one without sin cast away his record collection.

    Cohen…you darkened the days of my youth…off you go. MacGowan…fuckin drunkard, your songs may be amazing, but your lifestyle is no-no. Jeff Buckley…you proved to be a major jerk by giving the kids a bad example…skinnydipping while drunk…I’ll sell your debut album.

    Sounds somehow delusional, doesn’t it?

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    jaime r... | 9 March 2009 at 8:54 pm #

    Mave,
    You having the new album.. can say a whole lot more!!!

    If I am not mistaken there are is a self contained unit for underwater swimming!!

    http://m.pocket-lint.com/news/news.phtml/4245/5269/headphones-ipod-music-audio-dap.phtml

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    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 9 March 2009 at 9:04 pm #

    Anon, you obviously don’t “get it”. It’s not about being perfect, nobody is. I just cannot connect with the music and words of someone, who endorses animal cruelty.

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    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 10:42 pm #

    did you know maggots don’t eat CDs? they don’t support CD cruelty!

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    Anonymous | 9 March 2009 at 11:44 pm #

    Wow, that’s great. Thanks for the tip Jaime!

    Mave

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    Anonymous | 10 March 2009 at 12:46 am #

    Steve-TTB poster’s et al, am looking fwd’s to seeing the choich in Maroochydore ( of all places !) this week. im not going to buy into teh “steve was pissed as a poet on pension day in Melbourne wank.HOWEVER how DO the light’s look onstage when your.. errm… travelling by thought ? Wink wink.

    Xtian

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    Anonymous | 10 March 2009 at 10:57 am #

    No no I’m barry, and so is my wife.
    Seriously…I went to both shows and and playlist was excellent…I’m a hardcore church fan and use UTMW as an excuse to go to the toilet. I like the alternative songs but understand the church must cater to the casual and hardcore guys, a bit like the video game industry at the moment.

    Well spoken Killer…I took my wife and a few friends who all commented what an excellent show it was.

    The guy who commented about the bass at the east brunswick club was spot on. It sounded terrible…It a shame when the sound is not up to stratch…when you cannot enjoy the vocals…as they are wiped out by bass on the instruments being too loud…sounds like listening to a cheap stereo turned up too loud…muffled and distorted…otherwise you guys did a fantastic job


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