posted on April 14, 2010 at 2:05 am

its intermission in mini-apple-is
have done a smooth first half
its chile on stage some fan blowing cold n hard
my skin is dry n itchy and i feel like a prisoner within it
every now n then i sing like a lark
but sometimes more like a turkey
playing bass ok
my bass sounds nice tho
so warm n natural all right
not that many people here
i mean not too bad but not too many
thats disappointing but hard luck eh
theres a lotta stuff out there
lucky we have anybody on some levels
anyway gonna relax for 3 minutes
then play some more
love on ya

37 Responses to “inter mission”

  1. avatar
    John Garratt | 14 April 2010 at 2:14 am #

    An intermission? Boy, this will be a long show, huh?

  2. avatar
    esne snoner | 14 April 2010 at 2:20 am #

    on ya sk – how about a posting listing the tunes you are playing which i believe is in reverse chronological order and 1 from each album? any truth to the rumour which i am now propogating that there will be a live DVD of said tunes from this tour?

  3. avatar
    JJ | 14 April 2010 at 2:29 am #

    Enjoying all the updates, Billboard articles, and emails from the West Coast gigs, TTB. It's been stressful at ye olde workplace, where I earn my daily bread, but – I am looking forward to Center Stage in Atlanta May 1.

    Safe travels,


  4. avatar
    Scott | 14 April 2010 at 2:48 am #

    shoulda come to denver steve! lots of mountain people gonna miss the church!

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 April 2010 at 3:04 am #

    You should just do your entire tour here in Seattle, Steve.Thank you for a memorable night. you are the man . How was the tofu sandwich ?

  6. avatar
    Freddie | 14 April 2010 at 3:13 am #

    Thanks for the quickie! I reckon it all ain't a bed of roses, eh? At least the South will be warm…maybe even hot and sticky by the time you get here.

  7. avatar
    eek | 14 April 2010 at 3:19 am #

    "my skin is dry n itchy and i feel like a prisoner within it"

    Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream.

    Seriously, that shit is great. Buy some and use it. Your skin will thank you.

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 April 2010 at 3:22 am #

    Like the man said 'The west is the best' – sorry to hear it's not a full house, but slay them anyway!

  9. avatar
    cazziem | 14 April 2010 at 5:19 am #

    Hey SK, remember that book of reviews you mentioned recently? Read some them again! When you stand there on stage facing "not that many people" just picture the 100s, no 1000s of us that would love be at EVERY gig, and hey presto, you room is full to the rafters.
    As for that unique voice of yours – well you may reckon you sing like a lark or a turkey, but I love to listen to your bird-song, so let's see you fly like one too with your next gig. xx

  10. avatar
    Molly | 14 April 2010 at 5:48 am #

    I just got home from the Minneapolis show. Amazing! Incredible playlist. I have afterglow.

    Much love

  11. avatar
    davem | 14 April 2010 at 6:07 am #

    Hi. Hope the second half went well. It is a game of two halves after all!!
    Only veggie place I could see in Madison:

    The Green Owl Cafe vegetarian restaurant
    1970 Atwood Ave., Madison, Wisconsin (at Winnebago St)
    Phone number: 608-285-5290
    Vegan-friendly. Price Range: Moderate
    Pleasant atmosphere. Open Tue-Thur 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-3.

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 April 2010 at 7:13 am #

    Wow,That's dedication to the blog SK!!!
    You would have to be the most dedicated/passionate/creative/focused person I've ever come across.I mean it takes all of the above and discipline to turn yourself around and do what you do every day.Can't help but admire you for that,not forgetting your 30+ years of music.Thanks for remembering those of us who cannot be there to enjoy the transcendental experience that the Church is.We even get some backstage insights from you!
    Hooray to you SK!
    Love and sunshine x

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 April 2010 at 7:26 am #

    You are brave, selfish and indulgent.
    Anyone can see you aren't doing it for the money.
    You also aren't doing it for your meat eating fans that thrive on the glory days.
    You do it because you don't exist without our applause.
    Poor you. You will die without us no matter how much yoga you do or how many tomato sandwiches you eat.
    PS it is so easy to preach veganism when you are satisfied with a tomato sandwich. Some of us enjoy the sensation and variety of taste rather than numbing it with weed.
    How many times do you smoke a week Mr Preacher Man

  14. avatar
    12str | 14 April 2010 at 7:59 am #

    DonĀ“t you catch a cold Killah!!

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 April 2010 at 8:02 am #

    …at any organic/health food store/co-op (somewhere, out there on the road. I think they even have it at those chain health food stores…): Now's organic Jojoba oil; 4 oz bottle — will last months. A few drops in palms with the soap, the shampoo, etc. Makes anything perfect for skin, hair, lips, etc. – no residue like all the oils mfrs add; just soft/comfortable (keeps away wrinkles better than $100 products! == and no smell!!! Most times, i take a few drops in hands too after finishing shower and first gently smooth on face, then what is left… No greasy — same as moisture in skin/ hair/nails/etc.

    You've mentioned the cracking cold of some areas of the States… it's a problem — but even back home in NSW, this is one of those perfectly natural, perfectly inexpensive, perfect fixes.

    Also — at any drugstore type place (or one of the above) get a saline nasal spray — I swear: skiing (alot) without I get horrible nose bleeds/infections if I'm in the Rockies or farther east or Canada — the Sierra's are wet snow and the cold is magical so it doesn't wipe you out, but just being in the midwest, southeast, east (cold dry winters, hot wet summers) this Keeps your passages moist — will fix throat/voice quicker (and naturally) than anything. Should be a buck (generic) at most.

    Anyway, those two items should save you from the cracking pain of the US baramoter bounces.

    One further — great for voice, skin, relax — pick up tea bags: Ginger and draw a bath with like a tsp of the Jojoba oil, and a few tea bags in tub (jacuzzi best), but soaking tub okay too… peel and eat either oranges or limes, persimmons, or pommagranites while in your tub — the combination with the ginger and jojoba (and be sure to wash whichever fruit prior to peeling/eating — throw peels in bath. Drink a warm cup of giner tea while soaking too. One-half hour… (though longer is always more fun, if time isn't a problem)

    I swear you will feel the perfect Mr. Kilbey return immediately.

    (you don't need to post this; I just felt bad for the weather inflictions seems you've had to endure.)

    Nice cd/present by the way — lovely. Thanks!

  16. avatar
    fantasticandy | 14 April 2010 at 8:16 am #

    in a better world it would be packed houses every night killer.

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 April 2010 at 8:19 am #

    I would much rather see a Forget Yourself, Hologram of Baal, or Priest=Aura tour. Do not underestimate your fans. You seem like you have more confidence in yourself. Quit playing to the media. A Priest=Aura and a Forget Yourself tour has you thinking outside the box. A Starfish, Untitled tour is playing more into the hands of the narrow. Open it up. We love you.

    I saw the show in Seattle. Already Yesterday was killer.

    -#1 fan

  18. avatar
    iseult | 14 April 2010 at 8:45 am #

    hello mr kilbey
    thanx for writing hope 2nd half was good
    i discovered deepak chopra yesterday, still reading
    iso xxx

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 April 2010 at 11:51 am #

    Steve, great article on you guys in Billboard. Is this true about playing #23 or starfish all the way through live? If so please reconsider and go with Priest = Aura. I love both #23 and starfish but a live show with p=a, the way you and the rest are playing and singing now. You have to admit this would be epic. Well it never hurts to ask. See you around the Magic Bag Sunday night I will be the dude with the golden nugget. Nugget Boy

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 April 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    Go further east, old man.

    Jazzy vegetables and other delights.

    Wilfred Paradise

  21. avatar
    Broken Toys and Heros | 14 April 2010 at 12:33 pm #

    i am sad about ur blog today. chicago will reinforce ur belief of "WHY" that u guys went out on the road for this special tour. i know u put ur soul into all that u do and it must discourage u a bit seeing the lack of support in voice and attendence at these or any shows- i get so pissed off when i hear that. all ur fans need to come out in droves to support u. the price was right in this economy, the venues are excellent, people are farkin lazy !!!! hope ur day gets better…our weather here is in the low 80's and sunny… perfect for relaxing, enjoying a spring day, and seeing the greatest band now and ever:

    the church

    see ya 2maro in chicago,


    i am biased with my opinions, been a fan since i saw u in 1984 at the metro here in chicago and my love for ur music and artistry has grown over all these years.

  22. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 14 April 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    I thought you boys were brilliant last night, one of the most-enjoyable Church experiences I've ever had. It was a thrill to hook up with y'all again. Keep being beautiful. Pucci

  23. avatar
    m.p.k | 14 April 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    Just remember bro that there might not be many at some shows, but some of those few just might be your biggest fans…

  24. avatar
    fantasticandy | 14 April 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    'The An Intimate Space tour wraps May 1 in Atlanta. Kilbey says the group is then talking about going out on an electric tour during which it will play "Untitled #23" and 1988's "Starfish" in their entireties.'

    i'll be happy enough with that.
    ….or anything really.

  25. avatar
    Mr. Argent | 14 April 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    Sorry there weren't more attendees. I know many of my friends don't like the venue (Fine Line) because it's expensive, hard to park, so-so PA and there's nowhere to sit unless you arrive two hours early or pay an exorbitant, additional price. It's not a comfortable club to stand in either because of its long and narrow shape. You guys deserve better, both in attendance and venue. Also, many weren't aware of the date. THE place to advertise in Mpls. is The radio station, the Current 93.7. Nothing else comes close here to their ability to reach the MANY Chrunch fans in the area.

    Keep on truckin'.

  26. avatar
    Stone Age Shaman | 14 April 2010 at 6:29 pm #

    Sir Time Being,

    I can't wait for your ministrels to play their acoustic instruments in Detroit this week. I have purchased my ticket and eagerly await the performance.

    In response to your recent Billboard Interview, please add these "data points" to what fans liked about "Untitled 23". I, as you may guessed, am an obsessive "Fan Boy". Please modify our "data point" and my comments accordingly.

    I love "Deadman's Hand" and oh why did you bury "So Love May Find Us" on an EP? Please, sir, can I have some more like "So Love May Find Us".

    Anchorage was good, but not "Fly" good.


  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 April 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    We would treat you right in Austin!

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 April 2010 at 7:15 pm #

    You need some southern hospitality in Austin!

  29. avatar
    bc | 14 April 2010 at 7:22 pm #

    rock on sk — read of possible electric tour? cheers to that! see you all in Atlanta!
    anon 5:26. your cynicism obviously comes from too much meat and not enough weed

  30. avatar
    Jason | 14 April 2010 at 10:14 pm #


    Hope the shows continue to go well, what dedication to do a intermission report. I cant wait until Sunday. 4th Church show, 2nd for the wife. So Love May Find Us was her first and now she is hooked. A former U2 fan she has been converted. Last round she was pregnant so this show we will be even better, we can have a few drinks and enjoy the show. Travel safe and enjoy the tour.

    Jason (jmbo66)

  31. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 14 April 2010 at 10:19 pm #

    keep on carrying the fire, sir….

    love always…..

  32. avatar
    princey | 15 April 2010 at 12:13 am #

    Applause to you and The Church sk!!

    (ooooooh that was such nasty writing anon@5.26 about the tomatoe sandwich vs meat eating vs weed, geeeee that must of really hurt sk. What's your point, malaka?!!!!!)

    Cheers sk, we love ya mate

  33. avatar
    plumlady | 15 April 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    So good to meet you and hope you got a chance to look at the Northern Lights pics…..
    Most likely the Mpls show had lower attendance because of the advertising; very hard to find out about you guys unless you're a blog follower. And perhaps some of the fans got froze out once they arrived; the room was like an icebox. Other blogger was correct; the Current Radio should have promoted the show; I heard another station announce it was at First Avenue…my ticket vendor couldn't find your name on the tickets causing a delay in obtaining them.

    Good show anyways and thanks for coming back to Mpls in such quick time. Know that we love you here!

  34. avatar
    Ellen | 15 April 2010 at 7:40 pm #

    Love back atcha, Steve.

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 April 2010 at 5:31 pm #

    This show rocked! I disagree about the Fine Line not being a great venue, PA was fine, sound was crystal, and they intentionally only sold 400 tickets for this show as it was booked as an "intimate space". The tables didn't cost any extra, and we just came a bit before door opened and got a table. Lots of people standing along side bar, etc…
    Perfect for this kind of show and actually, great attendance for a Tuesday night. ;o)

    Last year's show at the Varsity was great, band tried hard, but I saw that Marty had lots of issues w/guitar set up throughout the show.

    That said the very best Church shows I have seen were at First Avenue.

    Come back again Church! Minneapolis def. Loves You!!

  36. avatar
    Simon the Victorian in MSP | 24 April 2010 at 8:23 pm #

    Agree with Anon above – Fine Line was great as a venue and as an experience. Loved 'invisible'.

  37. avatar
    Lil R | 7 May 2010 at 10:19 pm #

    Yes, had there been more advertising about the Minneapolis show, attendance would have been higher – I guarantee that by the reactions I got when I told people I went & how disappointed they were for missing it. But I personally enjoyed the lessor crowd – making it a truly intimate experience & giving those of us that love you all SO much a chance to tell you.
    Many blessings and much love.

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