posted on January 30, 2007 at 12:21 am

dear commenters, subscribers, fiendss and foes
i am so sorry for my not time being here
for however long it was….
i was working long hours
stuck in places with no internet (believe it or knot)
jesus i can hardly remember the victorian gig now
it was kinda cold
i talked to gudinski
i walked thru the crowd
and i realised how much paul kelly means to em
and how we could never approach that…
for this crowd at any rate
cos i guess these people have jus’ been listenin’ to kelso
(as grant used to call ‘im)
(and grant really loved kelsos music too!)
their whole lives
and they met n got married n divorced n bet on the horses
and played cricket on the beach and had christmas barbies
and they fucking well love him
and yes i wrote he was ordinary
and i guess that was envy talking
cos i wish i had thousands of people coming to see me at wineries
cos kelso can sell these big joints out on his own
and hes got this vulnerability
this softness
and theres no one else like him
he is kinda ordinary
but in the sense of an ordinary day
because paul has no pretentious stuff left in his songs
they are economic universal easy and often beautiful songs
check out randwick bells which grant especially made me aware of
pointing out what he considered were the implications in a very simple song
paul is a great australian writer
but he avoids condescension
he is a relaxed and engaging performer
he easily remains intimate even at this great range
and with all these people……
his band is excellent
some of his songs are real gems
good on ya kelso….!
anyway after melby
i have meeting with polinski n crew about mimesis
polinski as iconoclastic as usual
one guy at meeting says
“we dont want this taking up a lotta time n money”
polinski says “i do !”
ha ha
i thought that was pretty funny
i hate those meetings where there all talking the olde jive lingo
blah blah timeframe blah blah actioning blah blah heres my e-card
anyway we fly to perth
and its very very hot
the road crew are all bright red in the faces
n sweating buckets of ink as my mum would say
steve its really hot says jordy b who really IS the 5th member of the cherch
cant be as hot as last new years day in sydney i say confidently
it is says jordy b ,steve ,it is..
when i hit the stage its over 100 fahrenheit like 43 celsius
and the guitar strings are red hot n detuning
the bass heats up
n im carrying this great hot lump of wood n metal
all over the place
trying to be cool n enigmatic in the scorching withering heat
kudos to the audience who tolerated that n listened
well the band heated up
and we played n angry n hot block
which is so-o appropo cos block was written about days like this
hot stinkin’ australian days that blast your white skin
and make your pits gush water n yer head fuckin’ pound
i stood on that stage
in the direct sunlight
my sunglasses fogged up
the music screaming in my headset
my fingers plucking the molten strings
and about 8 thousand people
and all around grapevines
and mountains
and that merciless sun
and im fading fast
but i give it everything i got
and we crash n burn gloriously
afterwards im knackered
i go to motel
blow a spliff with sam spans on a building site next to motel
while lightning strikes itself above us
next day
is swallowed up in leaving perf n flite back
nothing remarkable
so there you go
itll be bizness as unusual from tomorrow on
so stay tuned
tonite is state theatre in sydney
bye bye

50 Responses to “in absentia”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 January 2007 at 1:21 am #

    Racing to be first commenter…



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    mattdavison | 30 January 2007 at 1:29 am #

    …they were twiching like drunks in pharmacy’s,….they were

    great to have ya back.


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    Andromeda7 | 30 January 2007 at 1:30 am #

    Thanks for recognising the bard of melbourne. pk. a swell guy. a great dad. does more for aboriginal music than anyone else ever has. and shows the most humble or the most ambitious how to be a succcess in the music business in a quiet, determined, hardworking way. just keeps going. the ins. the outs. the fashions. the unfashions. the soundtracks. the production jobs. the bands. the projects. it is a calling. a job. a livelihood. but he did it hard too. and always loved his meates, like grant did, like you do killer.

    thanks for the searing insight on playing in that heat. wild. it’s a passionate marathon of a calling sometimes. bet they loved it. when i spoke to john cooper clarke, he said ‘the church plough their own lonely furrow.’ with enthousiastic admiration i may add. he’s playing the national tonight, in melbourne.

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    ed in fl | 30 January 2007 at 1:52 am #

    Understand the heat being down here in Florida USA. We don’t even hardly go out in the summer unless it is in the water. But look at the great story you have to add to your arsenal.

    Can you give us one of your old band stories (it’s been awhile)….

    ed in fl

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    veleska1970 | 30 January 2007 at 2:02 am #

    great to hear from you again.

    please don’t ever be jealous of anyone, steve. the church is an excellent band in its own right. sadly underappreciated, but effin brilliant just the same.

    sorry about all the hot weather you’re having…it’s really cold here in texas but it’ll be sweltering again before we know it. and your description of what it’s like to be playing in hot weather was an eye-opener. you really do suffer for your art, don’t you?

    have a good show tonight. knock ’em dead, killer. 🙂

    lotza love……

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    damien | 30 January 2007 at 2:14 am #

    Unfortunately I wasn’t able to be at the Perth show, but I thought about you and how you might have been going in the heat.

    I’m glad you had a good show despite the temperature.

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    Anonymous | 30 January 2007 at 2:19 am #

    Your a trooper Steve, 43 is bleedin hot old guv. We had that New years eve 2005 and its the hottest day I can ever remember.

    PK is a star, sometimes I purposely drive down Punt rd from Toorak to see and sing the inspiration of “leaps and bounds” you know “high on the hill, looking over the bridge to the MCG”.

    At Northcote you mentioned his A-Z, do that for us some time Killer if you got the inclination.

    Sending my good vibes, wishes, thoughts and prayers to you and your family…..

    Cheers from Melbourne


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    The Carrier of Fruit | 30 January 2007 at 2:27 am #

    Don’t say I didn’t you about the Perf heat. An awesome performance in that heat though. ‘Block’ was one of those great live moments for an audience member. Tell me somebody recorded it. Anyways, there’s a coupla pics at Hotel Womb if yer interested.

    Ta for the show.

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    Anonymous | 30 January 2007 at 3:04 am #

    SK, your description of playing in the heat was just as i imagined while watching… esp with u guys – MWP in particular, all decked out in black, while we were in the audience with icecubes under our hats, enduring but almost enjoying the extreme heat. You guys were like a mirage in the distance, the music like an aural hallucination.

    Still chuckling that u opened with a coupla ‘hits’ after u bagging the pretenders for that.. but def the right thing to do to remind the average punter there who u are. Not necessary for us who know the wonder that is the cherch.

    Big ups to you… it was an awesome day for sure!!

    r x

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    (('{~_~}')) | 30 January 2007 at 3:16 am #

    Steve, a big thank you from all the family for a great day on the green at the Yarra Valley! It will long be remembered.

    A review hey, well I’m no B. Bon that’s for sure!

    We all headed off at about 2pm, the weather was all over the place. I was worried it might poor with rain. It took 1.5 hours to get there with the girls being very annoying in the back of the car, (yeah, a lot of you know what I mean), with me thinking I should have just gone with a girlfriend and left hubby at home to look after them. Trying to distract them by saying things like, hey look at all the cows over there. Look more horses. Wow, so many goats! Early on, many questions were asked like, “Mum do you know someone famous?” “Mum how do you know Steve?” “Are you in love with him or something?” Gee, kids can be funny! During the last 10 minutes of the trip the traffic moved at a snails pace. Just as we almost got to the car park this guy gets out of his car and goes for a leak right in front of everyone (I guess when you’ve gotta go, you’ve gotta go), the girls faces were full of disbelief. He did bother to turn his back on the large number of people driving past and almost got behind a tree. I got “Mummy, I can see his penis!” and lots of laughs, I thought, what a great start to the concert!

    It didn’t take long to pick up the tickets. We worked our way to the front section of the general admittance area. Just as we sat down it started to rain, it was very light and over in a couple of minutes, luckily enough that was it though it was rather cold! The crowd was good, the vibe was good, people were there to have a good time, and they did.

    Josh Pyke opened the show. I liked his unique style; interesting lyrics, an impressive sound from two guys with two acoustic guitars and a drum machine.

    Next were our faves, The Church. I thought they played really well, a great show! The band looked very comfortable, and was well received by the crowd. If only they had played for longer! They all looked terrific, Steve with his “The Zoo” haircut (it does suit him). He had his sun-glasses on unfortunately, so we couldn’t see his eyes. I looked around at the crowd and they seemed to be enjoying them. Only thing was, we had to remain seated We were informed later on that we could get up when the main acts came on, that being Paul Kelly and The Pretenders. It was the first time I heard them do “Wide Open Road”, it was brilliant. Predictably, Under the Milky Way pleased the crowd. At one stage Steve got the crowd laughing when he said the song they were about to play made him want to wear footy shorts. Members of the crowd yelled, Put them on! Alas, it was not to be, I did not get the opportunity to check out those calves, albeit from a distance.

    Just before Paul Kelly came on an announcement was made that The Church would be at the Merchandise stand. The queue was long! I met a few big fans there including naughty but nice Time Being commenter, Coy Division (what a flirt!) who said he was prepared to wait in the queue for 15 years to speak to Steve. Alas, it was not to be, as he was the only one not present. Peter, Marty and Tim happily chatted and signed autographs. They agreed they played well. I purchased El Momento Siguiente and got the guys to sign it, and took some photos. I asked after Steve, and Tim said he wouldn’t be showing, shucks! I told Peter I had hoped to thank him personally and asked him to pass the message on.

    Paul Kelly entertained. I like him, though not a fan as such. He’s a humble man, not blessed with good looks but loads of talent. The crowd was finally allowed to stand up and dance and they did. Just as Kelly finished playing, a couple I had met only an hour before told me they were getting married, he apparently had just proposed, “I’m getting married”, she said! The power of Paul Kelly!

    The Pretenders were as Steve said, perfect. I have never been a Pretenders fan but they were good and the crowd loved them. Chrissy knows how to rock! It’s great to see a woman of her years still out there doing her music and doing it well. She looked healthy, and slim, no botox or face-lift. She told everyone she was happy to see that there were a number of people in wheel-chairs, and said that she once went out with a guy in a wheelchair until he got tired of her pushing him around. Ha ha! She thanked The Church and Paul Kelly and said they were great. The show finished at about 9.30pm. In the car we played El Momento Siguiente all the way home.

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    Melquiades | 30 January 2007 at 3:22 am #

    [groans with saddness]
    oh, to be in that heat
    my, I’d walk a mile
    through those melting trees
    just to hear you play

    rock on!

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    one rigid finger typist | 30 January 2007 at 3:26 am #

    hey, whats with the turn around regarding kelly. talk of being sued again? anyway, some people have all the elements, the cleverness, the hooks but the output is just flat. read the neil finns, the paul kellys and co…its all there, you wanna like it but it just doesnt sizzle, doesnt quite work…its like a great looking dish that tastes bland…like someone forgot to add the salt.

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    Wil-o | 30 January 2007 at 3:57 am #

    so Kil-O, d’ya reckon that the thing with PK is that he is such an ordinary bloke, that the everyman factor means more people relate to him? I love his music, but he does manage to appeal to a lower common denominator than the choich. Maybe it’s the footy shorts?

    hugs to all and sundry

  14. avatar
    Celticat | 30 January 2007 at 4:03 am #

    Hi Steve

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    Anonymous | 30 January 2007 at 4:08 am #

    aye, pk is in my heart – have seen him many times & i’m a big fan, BUT the difference is he doesn’t take me to another place or on a journey somewhere, i don’t reach those lofty heights of awe like with the cruchh or ed kuepper or a number of others special to me.. that’s the diff for me. Both have places in my life & fulfill different aspects of my being. Which is an awesome thing!


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    Celticat | 30 January 2007 at 4:23 am #


    I gotta tell ya bout seeing yon crunchies at Sandalford on Sunday. Officially it was 44 deg in the shade at 5pm. I lived for 20 years in the north west of WA and aint’t EVER been that hot – it was unbeliveable.

    Kate and I knew we were in trouble from the moment we got there. So, after several quick coronas (had to drink them quick while they were luke cool) we sat down to watch KDH’s and was most impressed.

    Now reaching the point of having to leave cos of the heat, Kate finds two cloth napkins in the drinks bag so – off with hats on with the napkin followed by a bottle of water over each of us, hats back on – voila 10 mins relief.

    So we watch the Cherch and for the hour youse was on that stage nothin mattered. We were watchin our favourite band. I thought you all were great, tight and together – it was a joy to watch.

    You may have seen us in the reserved area, 2 punters with yellow napkins on our heads – must have looked a sight.

    Then off to the stand to buy t-shirt (already bought EMS from Church Merch) and talk to Marty and Tim who were both polite and informative – really open.

    Tim said he felt youse were the most “honest” band on the bill and I have to agree with him.

    Then full of coronas and a good attitude we left before Paul Kelly and Prentenders came on cos we really only went to see the ch and it was so fuckin hot. I’d happily wait in that temperature for you guys but not the others.

    I’m wrapped. Wrapped in seeing youse live,wrapped in TB,PK,SK, TP,MWP, wrapped in your accessibility as a band – just plain wrapped.

    More strength to you, the band and your family.

    Thank you.

    Much Love

    Hey B. Bon – I stopped before I started dribbling again!!

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    indigoruby | 30 January 2007 at 6:01 am #

    Didn’t get to see the show at the winery, but I was at the Harvest Festival. Seems you are playing only in soggy dampness or searing heat at the moment! The guitar strings burning your fingers…I remember at the Vegan festival when you had trouble playing because your fingers were too cold.
    Such a different vibe from last year’s Harvest Festival, apparently, on account of the torrential rain which started at about 5 on Saturday when I was having a swim near Sorrento and didn’t really let up…Well at least it wasn’t cold at all, but it was no fun putting my tent up as it pissed down…
    Last year it was 43 degrees at the festival, so everyone had been lolling about on the grass in the shade. Glad I wasn’t drinking ‘cos it was a mine field being packed in around so many people in that shed for 9 hours. Had to be really on the ball to not step on people every time you wanted a drink or a pee or some fresh air: low fold-up chairs, picnic rugs, picnics, babies and people, people, people…made more manageable by a lovely peppermint tea spliff…Half hour hot drink queues, but good coffee I heard.
    The audience was restless by the time you guys were setting up, but at least people stood up at the front of the stage after staying plonked for the earlier part of the long day. One woman tried to reserve the standing room around her for her friends, and I said I thought you could only really stake out a patch if you were sitting. She wasn’t happy, but we ended up having a great chat.
    There were lots of locals, and lots of people who had seen the Church twenty years ago. One guy asked me: “Does Steve Kilbey still wear his hair over his eyes?” Another guy was playing harmonica just behind me to entertain himself…Peter and Marty were helping set up, and it was taking ages, so it was clear there were problems. It was fun having kids in the audience; there was a classic moment after you had started playing when a girl of about 6 struck a rock guitarist pose for a few seconds…and a not-so-classic moment when a woman sat on the edge of the stage, kicked her legs up in the air and then climbed over the fold-back speakers. She started doing a slow swaying dance but Marty’s very glamourous girlfriend coaxed her off quickly. Well, not surprising that you weren’t your usual jovial, banter-slinging self, Steve, but I didn’t notice that pople were leaving, and everyone really enjoyed the music. My friends were really surprised to hear later that you only gave it a 4 out of 10. Marty was upbeat afterwards, saying “well, life is a series of technical problems” as we were keeping an eye out for the shuttle bus to take us back to the sodden campsite; turned out we missed the last one and they had to make a special trip. Had a great day actually.
    Cheers, Em
    Ps. Nice to read your review, ((‘{~_~}’))

  18. avatar
    indigoruby | 30 January 2007 at 6:05 am #

    And yours too, Celticat…

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    cita | 30 January 2007 at 6:25 am #

    I missed the blurred vision of the great minstrel

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    Anonymous | 30 January 2007 at 6:41 am #

    Love your on the road blogs SK, whenever they come in.
    Saw pics from Taz show, you look great! Wear shorts some time so we can see the calves.

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    fantasticandy | 30 January 2007 at 7:18 am #

    what can i say?
    status quo fill huge stadiums every day.
    most folk will never ‘get it’.
    all the bands and artists that i love are considered ‘difficult’.
    you know how it is,and so do i.
    steve,i and the neptunious ones have 4 new songs from the garage up on:
    if you were to bestow us the gift
    of a comment you would be giving a bunch of ‘struggling’ museos a big, big dose of we seem to be the kind of outfit people ‘don’t get’ too.
    have a great show tonight
    and when you are all well rested and re-hydrated, enjoy your headline gigs in europe.
    we wait with open and impatient arms.
    good on ya killer!,
    andy and the dudes.

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 January 2007 at 7:49 am #

    Tales of our great, white, melodius warrior battling the elements in far flung places. At least the reviews prove to all the naysayers of the past few days that the big fella was not just skivving off somewhere, AWOL as it seemed.

    Indigoruby, Celticat and The Punctuation Lady, thank you for your summations of the performances you attended. I think that the overall vibe was that in all truth, nothing can beat seeing a band you love live. And rain, hail or blistering heat….commendations to any performers who endure the elements because the show must go on!

    I have never seen the Church play live but will do one of these days; as a youth I did go and see Paul Kelly play around the traps a lot. Before he was the Bard of Melbourne or whatever he is now…Strawberry Hills Hotel, Graphic Arts Club, Hopetoun Hotel, San Miguel et al. I haven’t seen him lately but I do have a soft spot for him as he seems to be a very honest and straightforward minstrel and what you see is what you get. He writes songs about Australia and our Australianess which I think is important. He doesn’t beat one over the head with it but he reminds me a bit of the playwright David Williamson in that he just tells local stories cause thats what he knows about…and as Williamson says ‘we need our own stories to be told’.

    Must go, the cocktail hour approaches!


    P.S. Excellent news on the dribbling front, Celticat.

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    Anonymous | 30 January 2007 at 8:36 am #

    Thanks for coming back to us sk, and so glad to hear you’re ok, please dont do that to us again! I like the sound of your friend Simon P, at least he’s one person in the music biz that has taste and helps and supports REAL talent in this country. I really hope the Mimesis show happens, you know you’ll always have a crowd turning up to anything you do here in Melby……fingers crossed!!
    Love always,

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    Anonymous | 30 January 2007 at 8:47 am #

    The new albunm is fantastic, I can’t stop listening to it and to hear “It’s No Reason” acoustic, my FAVOURITE sk song ever, makes me melt every time! I LOVE “Song in the afternoon” too, hope you play them all live in March….you are coming in March aren’t you????

  25. avatar
    Imber | 30 January 2007 at 9:17 am #

    Great to have you back, SK!
    Good to hear you survived the heat in Perth!


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    mattdavison | 30 January 2007 at 10:45 am #

    After seeing the pics of the tour on Hotel W, I am greatful and extatic…That’s thee Crunch I has alway’s wanted to see..Thousands of people, mwp on the huge big screen, sk looking very {Rock Star) and the knowingness of a super band in it’s prime.

    HOPE YA ROCKED TONIGHT..”””I breath envy””

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    Belfrank | 30 January 2007 at 12:16 pm #

    Good to have you back Sir Killa of Bondi. Sounds like this tour could be good for the band.

    Nice that you attoned for the un-provoked dig at Kelso. I don’t get him all that much either but you gotta hand it to the guy for striking a simple chord with so many. He’s got that simplicity that Grant had but less sweet.

    Anyway – I hope you blew Chrissy off the stage at the State and I’ll be in touch soon.


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    veleska1970 | 30 January 2007 at 12:27 pm #

    to ((‘{~_~}’))~~great review!! i’m glad you had a good time. sorry you didn’t get to meet steve.

    i laughed at your daughter when they asked if you were in love with him. my seven year old daughter, after i met the guys, for some reason fixated on the photo of myself and peter. after staring at it for about two minutes she asked me: “are you going to marry him??” there’s nothing more precious than the sweet innocence of a child. 🙂

  29. avatar
    MAVE | 30 January 2007 at 12:58 pm #

    Hey SK

    I watched you watching us (we humble punters) at Melby DOTG.

    I wondered if you were feeling overwhelmed by the crowd’s response to Kelso. It was hard not to be.

    I agree with all you say about the man. His talents. His “achievements”. His good bloke qualities.

    But across the board, his appeal is to the masses. And we all know for us, the fans, and for you the artists, a mass appeal restricts the elevation to “extraordinary”.

    The Chruch is an EXTRAORDINARY band.

    (Who happens to have produced the most popular Australian song ever. Amen).

    You may recall over the past 27 years, various occasions and opportunities (even pressure?) to produce songs for the masses. But you chose not to.

    Instead, you continued to produce music that transcends the ordinary. Songs of substance. Music that matters. Insightful, beautiful poetry and mastery of musicianship. Songs that I played at my wedding, the birth of my son… and one day, probably my funeral.

    For many years, Average Joe just “didn’t get it”. But now that Joe & Josephine Average are now all growed-up, have gone through their marriages, divorces, played cricket on the beach… I’m now beginning to give them the benefit of the doubt. Some of them seem to want more than a catchy tune in the background at a barbie.

    I did my own personal survey on the day of the Melby gig – walked through the crowd, randomly asking people what they thought of The Chruch. I was blown away by how many said they were blown away.”Din’t realise how good they are!” The only thing preventing them from buying a copy of EMS on the day was the long queue!

    I believe there are now new opportunities for The Chruch if you wanted it. And if there’s a middle ground between music for the masses and that of the obscurist… the time is nigh.

    Meanwhile, on behalf of the band’s existing congregation, thanks for the new album and recent gigs.

    The road for any Joe Rockstar can be hot and hard.



  30. avatar
    davem | 30 January 2007 at 1:30 pm #

    You won’t get 43 degrees in Brighton on April 30 SK!!!

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    Anonymous | 30 January 2007 at 1:37 pm #

    I know people who walked away from the Church in the early 90s cos of the numerous times you said things along the lines of “Nothing, nothing at all” when someone asked what the Church meant to you. They felt like they’d been taken for mugs and figured why should they care if you don’t.
    Me, I thought you were being a glib fucker and just took it in me stride. But do you ever wonder how many more people might be paying to see you in ‘wineries’ if you’d not dismissed it all like that?

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    a2 | 30 January 2007 at 1:37 pm #

    the church state theatre tuesday 30th january – theatre half full as we are eased gently into the second most recognised number of the evening which brings more than a moment of applause – sk then introduces the song he wished he had written – the big voice, the big drums and the openness aren’t as we know it but nonetheless wide open road on any occassion is a good thing – moving right along and we’re back to familiar territory and reptile cuts through the state theatre and goes out looking for a stadium to fill – day 5 next and we’re here for a reminder of just how good the more recent material is – but the big surprise of the night is almost with you – oh what a treat – 25 years passed in the space of a 3 minute song – a mwp flamenco arrangement of metropolis works beautifully and the sublime two places at once gives us the essential mwp vocal outing – easy gets us up and running and numbers keeps us there – then the most recognised number of the evening is with us and we are entranched again under the milky way especially with a beautiful guitar solo from pk before finally – block – delivered with the band now in full flight – they leave the stage claimed and won as theirs for the night with now a near full theatre and very appreciative audience – highlights – many as usual including watching tp adding his unique drums and percussion, and also hearing sk pushing both the boundaries of his voice and his spot on the stage – watch out europe (but first we take penrith)

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 January 2007 at 2:11 pm #

    The Church is awesome, as are Paul Kelly, Neil Finn, and Status Quo.

    It’s all rock n roll, folks.

  34. avatar
    restaurant mark | 30 January 2007 at 2:28 pm #

    glad you’re back man…

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    Anonymous | 30 January 2007 at 2:37 pm #

    I really enjoyed the show last Sat SK and believe me there were plenty of people around me getting into the Church’s performance.
    I agree with Princey – love the new album and can’t stop playing it.
    Love always
    Melbourne Mary

  36. avatar
    John Garratt | 30 January 2007 at 2:37 pm #

    Okay, so this Mimesis thing. When is it coming out? Will it be only available in certain countries? Will it be for sale on the Church merch site?


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    mandn | 30 January 2007 at 3:08 pm #

    Orpheus visits Hades?

    how I detest that kind of heat.
    Makes me so happy we’re in the middle
    of winter right now with more snow on the way.
    Beautiful Northeast American winters. 🙂


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    CSTCoach | 30 January 2007 at 3:55 pm #

    hey killa,

    good to have you back, after a tough time on the road spreading the word…

    very cool to hear of the mimesis meeting, i’m lookin fwd to that one (still waiting for El Mo 2 – damn postman probably swiped it). I hear ya on the whole busy-ness english thing, it bugs the shit out of me. I guess that’s why I’m unemployable. “Results based goals” (what the fuck other kind are there?!?), “networking” (i shudder every time i hear that), and the worst perhaps, “at this point in time” (just say “now”!!!!). just thinking about it is pushing me into a rage again. time to listen to a little choich to restore my battered sanity… LOL

    ((‘{~_~}’)) Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed the sweltering show! 🙂

    And thanks to all the fiends who posted the play-by-play, for all the poor jealous souls on the wrong side of the pond…


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    ambnt1 | 30 January 2007 at 4:15 pm #


    Thought your blog would be stuck on “Hobart Airport Blogge” forever. Nice 2 hear from u.

    What’s the uh, deal, with all these people getting mad because you don’t post for a few days?? Somebuddy said, “We’re paying for this!” You never said anything of the sort, that’s why it’s called a Paypal “donation” peeps.

    For the record, I didn’t miss you at all. I could’ve gone for another week.


    n.p. not the “Solaris” soundtrack.

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    stealthblue | 30 January 2007 at 4:48 pm #

    Glad to hear “your voice”. So, I think I would rather be hanging out in that kind of heat actually, as opposed to this down-to-the-bone frozen “splendor” that is America’s mid-west. It is so hard to warm up sometimes, it is starting to get to me a little. I say there is nothing like a great sweaty rock show, especially when you are playin’..well that is until the sweat is stinging your eyes and you are trippin’ over cables and stuff! Anyway, sounds like you had a pretty fun time. Get some rest…when you can. 😉
    Much love and respect,
    Ben V.

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    leelinau | 30 January 2007 at 6:05 pm #

    the noive of som peeps


    can you see it?

    peddling the church all over

    hahaaa..the tart irony, I love it!


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    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 30 January 2007 at 6:33 pm #

    just keep on plucking away me dear…
    Ne iko

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    Anonymous | 30 January 2007 at 8:53 pm #

    For any Church fans in Auckland New Zealand on the dates below – Not The Church… But Damn Close “LIVE”

    Auckland – Kings Arms – Monday February 12th / 26th.

    Auckland – PR Bar Tuesday February 13th / 27th.

    Otherwise.. see you’s at Binbagden Winery in the Hunter Valley this Saturday!!!

    Paul Lightfoot
    Auckland NZ

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    verdelay | 30 January 2007 at 11:11 pm #

    I’m sure I dreamed all that once…

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    mattdavison | 30 January 2007 at 11:36 pm #

    Mave.. “you cracked it”. PL TP said royalties are due. sorry me ol fone broke down L/N.

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    Anonymous | 31 January 2007 at 12:30 am #

    with all the talk of pk being A STAR, it didn’t dawn on me that we weren’t talking about peter koppes.

    richard mchealthy

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    Finest Young Actor In NZ | 31 January 2007 at 12:41 am #

    Welcome back ….

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    (('{~_~}')) | 31 January 2007 at 3:34 pm #

    Celticat and indigoruby thanks for your reviews!

    The Punctuation Lady. Ha B. Bon!

    “are you going to marry him??”

    That’s pretty funny Veleska! Peter is a sweetie.

    Hugs ((‘{~_~}’))

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    Vanya Krik | 4 December 2007 at 6:08 pm #

    From the USA, where both PK + The Iglesia are both semi unknown, I loved your take on PK. Ordinary? Sure, ordinarilly touching, sure, with out frills, and just greatsong crafdt. Even If I have to resarch all the references from Oz.
    Vanya Krik

  50. avatar
    king | 18 March 2008 at 6:53 am #

    in NET ,Calls are calculated based on 1-minute increments. Any fraction of a minute will be rounded up to the next full minute.
    All rates are deducted from your account balance according to the rates for the country you are calling

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