posted on April 1, 2010 at 3:45 am

the man with the plan

36 Responses to “interview with dan "the man" charleston”

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    Belfy | 1 April 2010 at 4:21 am #

    Love it! All hali Dan.

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    Anonymous | 1 April 2010 at 5:11 am #

    they say that in the future every dan and woman will be a star…

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    Dangerbird | 1 April 2010 at 5:19 am #

    very cool!

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    Tim_G | 1 April 2010 at 5:43 am #

    Now, don't go trashing the place, throwing TVs out the window and driving cars into the swimming pool!

    Dan is the high priest.

    Have a great tour.

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    davem | 1 April 2010 at 6:02 am #

    Can we all have a go?
    First Church? The Unguarded Moment, 1982;
    Obscure: Saturation (& in my top 10 of all time);
    Romantic vibe? Jazz….in terms of mood if not lyrically.
    Have a great tour!
    Blighty loves you too!

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    Hellbound Heart | 1 April 2010 at 6:46 am #

    a classic….
    you guys are more than welcome to camp out at my place any time you're gigging at byron bay….
    bless you, dan

    love always…..

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    Jasperina | 1 April 2010 at 7:03 am #

    Hooray for Dan! Aww that was so good. Made me chuckle a few times. He's enjoying having you guys there. What a treat for him and how nice for the whole entourage to be so well looked after. Best way to start the tour I'm sure. You mention Dan's name having a connection with the civil war. I am currently reading Gone With The Wind and the vivacious Miss Scarlett…

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    Big Smiles Kate | 1 April 2010 at 7:30 am #

    Thanks for accommodating the boys and Tiare Mr Dan Charleston.

    Hey SK, long time ago I loaded my first Nano with only Church, SK MWP Noctorum and Re-fomation JFrost and Bros Kilbey on it. Only holds almost 500 songs though…Highly recommend to anyone who has a spare iPod to do this.

    Wishing you continuing success and fun on your trek. Come home safe.

    Big smiles

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    Anonymous | 1 April 2010 at 10:21 am #

    Wow, you all look so happy. Don't we all wish we could be part of a little gang.

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    Celticat | 1 April 2010 at 11:46 am #

    Great vid – made me smile a lot. Have a great tour guys. The Church doth Rule (verily!!)


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    matt davison | 1 April 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    Yep like Dan…

    The Feast" Thats one outta the bag!

    and what about this Church fans..

    Crash/Ride… or…… Lotus????
    or… the Maven..
    Or.. Fog!!

    Oh yeah!!


    Grind it out in the US killer!! and come to NZ on way back….

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    Broken Toys and Heros | 1 April 2010 at 1:35 pm #

    Dan – the generous man. as u men prepare to embark on this memorable tour…the love from ur fans continues to grow. hopefully our energy and enthusiasm will be a catalsyt for u guys to tear across this country with enough passion to , once again, create memories for us that will last a life time.

    i do have to say though, my 19 year old son has been force fed ur music since he was born and can recite lyrics with the best of them. he really enjoyed ur show at HOB here in chicago last june 2009. even though he listens to modern music- he know understands the true importance of musicians…as they are the creators of the force behind each song.

    b safe and well,


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    cazziem | 1 April 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    Brilliant blog today SK! I am sooooooo jealous that Dan has you guys rehearsing in his home, and standing next to you with the glasses and beard, there's a kinda similarity.
    Two places is my most favoured track to date, and when it comes to obscure, I do have days when only Jammed fits the mood. Romantic is a little tricky, probably cos it's a distant memory, but for me I guess it would be either Afterimage, or else To Be In Your Eyes.
    Have to say though, Dan The Man, you're not the only one with a specialist iPod! Only this week I bought my daughter an iPod touch, so I've commandeered her old one so I can listen to church and SK wherever I am!

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    fantasticandy | 1 April 2010 at 2:27 pm #

    aw…this was great!
    i can feel the warmth from here…..

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    Ellen | 1 April 2010 at 3:13 pm #

    LOL!! Too funny!

    Poor Dan, sounds like he's been burned one too many times by the ladies.

    Thank you, Dan, for being a gracious host to The Church!

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    Anonymous | 1 April 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    How about a vid of you guys rehearsing?!!!

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    Anonymous | 1 April 2010 at 6:04 pm #

    yes! we are grateful! thanks dan.

    ps. anchorage? 'so love may find us', 17 minutes of pure church bliss.

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    jaime r... | 1 April 2010 at 6:11 pm #

    First love: Metropolis
    Obscure: Undo
    Romantic: Old flame

    Have a good tour.. see yu guys soon

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    Anonymous | 1 April 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    Too funny. I love being able to see one of my true rock heroes from all angles!

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    Jasperina | 1 April 2010 at 9:29 pm #

    … trying pick my fave church songs. I just can't do it. The ipod shuffle decides for me. Just thinking about narrowing it down sends me into a spiral. For a start how to choose from such a vast body of work and then what about all the memories tied up to them. I don't want to start undoing any of the little ribbons so closely tied to my heart. Every church songs has a sacred rhythm and some kind of secret message for me.

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    Anonymous | 1 April 2010 at 9:32 pm #

    Fav obscure songs. So many. Fraulien, Texas Moon, well, anything from the b-sides releases and Sing Songs. Though I must say that A Different Man is a great song. Can not wait until next week in Portland. Thanks for coming and am looking forward to the trip ahead. Have a safe drive up I-5. Hey I know, I took my family to Disneylnd last week, it's rough out there. 🙂

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    eek | 1 April 2010 at 10:31 pm #

    What a fun video! Loved the look on your face when Dan said Anchorage. LOL! Nice to see eveyone having such a great time. 🙂

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    princey | 1 April 2010 at 11:41 pm #

    On ya Dan!

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    Anonymous | 1 April 2010 at 11:41 pm #

    Awesome Blog, Dan you are a lucky guy. I have 499 Church related songs on my ipod and that is all.

    Fav Song-Hotel Womb
    obscure-Different Man
    Romantic-Glow Worm, I know its about your kids. The way its written it could be about that someone special. Great lyrics.

    Enjoy the tour, see you in Detroit.

    Jason (jmb066)

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    Anonymous | 2 April 2010 at 12:04 am #

    I'm jealous!….come to my place!! How cool is that, having The Church in your kitchen!!!

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    Anonymous | 2 April 2010 at 1:49 am #

    Can't c the video, just wanted to wish u a Happy Easter. (Hope u had an early visit from the Easter Bunny back home).

    Peace & love

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    veleska1970 | 2 April 2010 at 2:29 am #

    bless you, dan!!

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    John Garratt | 2 April 2010 at 2:44 am #

    I would let you practice anywhere. The "band" across the street needs the competition.

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    Steven Krut | 2 April 2010 at 3:38 am #

    Dan seems really great. I enjoyed "meeting" him.

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    Dan Charleston | 2 April 2010 at 4:23 am #

    WOW…everyone here is so kind and great. It really is a dream to have the band playing downstairs as I write this…WOW.

    As for Anchorage…okay I might have some relationship issues. Regardless I do plan to wake early this coming Easter Sunday morning well before the cock!

    Everyone I hope you can catch them on this tour…trust me they sound AMAZING!!

    Bless you all


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    Mary | 2 April 2010 at 8:07 am #

    I cam only dream that i could see them, u are so lucky Dan for having them there, you are the man, and some of us are really nice but there is always that one screwball that likes to mess things up for attention, but thanks for the compliment!

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    Anonymous | 2 April 2010 at 8:39 am #

    first love- Already Yesterday
    obscure- hitspacebar or Don't Move
    romantic- Glow-Worm
    favorite opening song- Anaesthesia
    best album- Forget Yourself
    best solo song- Selfish Portrait or Celestial
    best side- Saltwater

    My seven sense
    for what it's worth.


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    Anonymous | 2 April 2010 at 12:00 pm #

    nice one Dan the man!…that was great 🙂
    trying to pick a fave Church song is like having a plate full of chips when ur starving and asking which is ur favourite!…that said 'Aura' is definitely my all-time fave song ever….Block,You Took,Cut In Two,Antenna,love The White Plague aswell…there really is too many to list…have a great tour….hope u make it to England (nottingham) hahahaaa

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    vortex | 4 April 2010 at 4:31 am #

    thanks to Dan!!!
    funny thing…i had my iShuffle when i worked at Apple Store filled up with all church songs as well….guess i'm not the only bloke with good taste!

    Can't wait to see you in Norfolk, VA

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    Brian | 4 April 2010 at 2:20 pm #

    Well done Dan, taking care of the band and giving them such a warm welcome to the US. Beats hotels, don't it?!

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    lily was here | 5 April 2010 at 1:19 am #

    Dan you seem lovely, i cant imagine you having relationship issues. Ask the guys to record an instrumental of Anchorage 'cos it really is the most beautiful music.

    ps glad they aren't rehearsing in my house cos after Tim put his drumkit in there would be no more room to swing a cat (not that I would recommend that). Its nice to know they've had a warm, welcoming place to stay

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