posted on March 24, 2006 at 12:19 am

hello you blogge craving monsters
even though im very bizzy
here i am
writing to/for ya
fer free!!??
no strings attached
oh im so impressed by my own largesse

today mwp and i are playing live
on the richard glover show
abc radio
we’ll be on around 3 ish
but dont ask me what we’re playin’
i dunno
(but deffo not under the etc etc etc!!)

i been thinkin about things
painting a bit
trying to paint with a baby on yer lap should be
an olympic event
specially as lil baby bouncer
is now grabbing everything in sight
so i gotta keep her away from everything
and still reach the painting myself
shes real quick too
and she loves the tubes of paint
so its quite a performance getting it done
boy, the bouncer sure likes music tho
we listen to exile on main st
we listen to a beard of stars
we listen to tin mine
this confuses the bouncer
she can hear my voice coming from all over the place
she chirrups and bounces around
sometimes she complains when shes hadda nuff
long trebly ululations of discontent
i dunno how i gotta long without her
it seems like weve known each other for eternity
(im sure we have…)
vishnu told me she was gonna be a good one
and she is
funny how she implies so much without saying even a word
shakespeares later plays all had babies in em
it really gives a promise of the continuity of life

so monday n tuesday nite loomin’ large
cant wait to strap on me blunt instrument
and bludgeon the audience to life
something really nice going on for the chchru
a period of detente
perestroika, maybe
i dunno
i just love playin w/ these olde druids
we move in
cover each other
lay out
lay in
its called gestalt baybee
its harde to get
it takes a lotta years to find
thats why we cant brake up
coz its taken too long to
become this goode
we are actually the real deal
we aint contextual
we can really play
youre gonna love it
youre gonna name yer 1st born after me
we gonna take ya up there
where the air is rare
if you dont dig this mess
you got the wrong address
im sorry it aint electric gittars
but we still gonna fuckin rock for ya baby
electric or no
it doesnt matter
it will be the best thing you ever heard
or you can give me the money back
jus’ turn off yer moby…ah thats right
put down the gossip rag
(parisnbrads lovechild dietfaceliftrehabanorexiahell!)
turn off yer telly
call pam n perry
roll up a spliffy or 2
put yer paisley knickers on
dig out yer olde sing songs t shirt
and yer tight black genes
yer beatle boots
and peace medallion
and get down that gig
prepared to be blown away
my charisma can induce orgasms from 20 paces
and bring yer credit cards
so you can buy plenty of loverly chchru mchre
thats it
3 or 4 days to go
can ya wait?
i cant…
stevie kay

43 Responses to “lady, this is illyria”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 March 2006 at 1:11 am #

    ure getting me all excited sk…talk it up old boy!!

  2. avatar
    Martin | 24 March 2006 at 1:11 am #

    Only 4 days till the Melbourne gig. Weird that chchru members look forward to it as much as us.

    Paisley knickers? This whole merchandise thing is getting way out of hand.

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 March 2006 at 1:14 am #

    I look forward to hearing your new album. I’ve got quite a few. Got any more high energy songs? They’re the Church song I like the best. I like their intensity and momentum. Rock it, Stevo. Leon.

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 March 2006 at 1:32 am #

    20 paces you say…..i’ll try to be within range then.

  5. avatar
    Ross | 24 March 2006 at 1:38 am #

    Overview could be the best song I have ever heard. I waited until the Brissie Show to buy Uninvited – twas worth the wait – I’m totally immersed. It’s the best album ever recorded.

  6. avatar
    fergal | 24 March 2006 at 1:41 am #

    do u get used to breathin rarified air?

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 March 2006 at 1:45 am #

    Positively positive baybee,
    conjured up images of a spruiker selling an everlasting life potion in some metropolis in the 16th century somewhere in eastern europe.
    But I’m a believer

    Roll up roll up one & all for Monday’s magical mystery tour..

    Have a good weekend maaate

    Dutch Pierre

  8. avatar
    the dean | 24 March 2006 at 2:28 am #

    The basement, I’ll be there but which one will be dutch pierre?

  9. avatar
    Brad | 24 March 2006 at 2:48 am #

    Can honestly say I can’t wait – till you guyz play over here on this side(& ULTC)(of our planet). The FY Atlanta show was the best live music I have ever felt/saw/heard. I couldn’t stand still – didn’t know what to do with myself – like the original rock and roll experience. I’ve seen a lot of music live too. A slice of your pinky in comparison boot to boot I’m sure, but still..

    I’m not a knee-jerk gusher so you can b-lieve me, I love it.

    Sorry if I don’t cut you the slack you deserve on the day to day blog, but I expect a lot from you out of love. I know the positive potential; I know the real and neg human tendency too. Whatever.

    blah blah blah – b-rad

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 March 2006 at 3:01 am #

    abc radio is on line too if interested. ill be listening

  11. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 24 March 2006 at 3:01 am #

    me will be waiting at three o’clock on me block…

  12. avatar
    MattDavison | 24 March 2006 at 3:08 am #

    All I want to do was attend the lane gig in Melbo
    I will mis thou
    Ya see I have fuct meself with money..
    If i can escape on a millitary plane from Auck I will.
    SK be nice to me, you looked at me funny at the Tent in Melbo last time…Sorry if I was too intense..perhaps we both were.
    Tell PK that I would love to futher conversat about old cars…. And MWP about the NY buzz.
    And SK (we never got to meet last time.
    PS… Love to meet that Dutch bugger that seems to grab the headline at this bloggy.

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 March 2006 at 3:20 am #

    You are making me so envious. It seem like eternity till Denver.

    Stevie Kay, (no relation to Danny Kay)that’s the next time I’ll see u.


  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 March 2006 at 3:48 am #

    To Matt Davidson,

    Hey if you wanna have a beer , i’m gonna be in NZ from 8th April for 10 days – gonna be recording some songs at a mates place in Onehunga.
    My email address is:

    Dutch Pierre

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 March 2006 at 4:18 am #

    I, for one, love the ‘acoustic’ thing, and see it as a central part of this amazing journey we are on…

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 March 2006 at 4:18 am #

    hey I thought u said no utmw!!ballerinas competing with motorcycles…arrrghhh

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 March 2006 at 4:35 am #

    on ya boys, plug the new lp by playing hotel womb…

  18. avatar
    no one inparticular | 24 March 2006 at 4:42 am #

    I am really fucking excited, can’t wait to Tuesday! Glad you doing your rehearsing in Bris and Sydney(just joking), Melbourne will rock.
    Actually I was thinking the other day, the last time I saw The Church play the Corner or Marty at the RSL solo, was better than when and saw NIN play Rod Lava(?) arena.
    I dunno something about that NIN show that was missing, it was big,loud, sound was good, but…….
    U2 cancelled too, I was looking forward to the that gig, then my fav announce they’re playing on the 28th and saved the year.
    You guys are always there to rely on, ain’t ya.

    See ya at M’lane
    no one inparticular

  19. avatar
    captainmission | 24 March 2006 at 4:44 am #

    ….ah you’re preaching to the converted steve, orgasms at 20 paces hey? And i though i just dug the tunes 🙂
    see ya monday.

  20. avatar
    no one inparticular | 24 March 2006 at 4:52 am #

    Oh yeah, really looking forward ULTC. Really though you keep releasing so much stuff that I’m going to have to work out some sort of church payment plan. I’m a student and buying everything the church keep releasing is like trying to keep up with a mortgage.

  21. avatar
    captainmission | 24 March 2006 at 5:42 am #

    mmm, that probably explains why i’m always up the front.

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 March 2006 at 5:52 am #

    who is in charge of deleting the comments?

  23. avatar
    eek | 24 March 2006 at 6:01 am #

    Heard you and MWP live on the radio a bit ago. I do love streaming internet radio! 🙂 Got a nice plug for you about an hour later on the same show — played UTMW and gave gig details. nice!

    Loved reading about the baby bouncer. The little one is already showing great taste in music and art — but is it really any wonder? On the paintings where Scarlet “helps” you should sign them SK x 2.

    These last few years have been my favorite era of The Church. You’re just all so fantastic now — it’s as if you’ve finally really hit your stride. And that’s no mean feat because you’ve always been excellent, but I’m delighted that the best time to be a Church fan is right now.

    (your overprotective momma. …strange though because I would think I would remember giving birth. Guess it was in a previous life…. 😉 )

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 March 2006 at 6:32 am #

    just keep your pants on capt.

    well some had to say it. ‘-)

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 March 2006 at 12:37 pm #

    Steve, when are the band coming to Liverpool? Or the north of England, or even London if it has to be the only place you play in the UK. I thought the FY show at the Mean Fiddler was absolutely incredible, some of the best live music I have EVER experienced. Plus Richard Strange as support was a really cool touch.

  26. avatar
    groupiesofkrissythegroupie | 24 March 2006 at 12:49 pm #

    Where’s the very cute and cool krissythegroupie?


  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 March 2006 at 2:53 pm #

    It’s true they are great even if you are only considering it, make sure you go, cos when I got there I was glad, when the music just hit me straight away like a train and then sks voice took my heart away… and what comes in the tin will carry you off again to the chasm, the ocean, the clouds, the sky

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 March 2006 at 3:18 pm #

    Enjoyed the ABC show yesterday. Can’t wait for the new disco and maybe a return to the states to blow us away all over again….

  29. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 24 March 2006 at 3:36 pm #

    I’ll be from Dalmatae, part of the tribe yet independent. Sending Scarlet tiny little toe pinchies!

  30. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 24 March 2006 at 4:14 pm #

    Church merch and orgasms? Come to the US soon, I need both. Zoink!

  31. avatar
    Abana | 24 March 2006 at 5:34 pm #

    How odd that my two reactions are:

    Something about a man talking about his baby makes me smile every time.


    Gotta get within 20 paces!!!

  32. avatar
    John | 24 March 2006 at 6:20 pm #

    “here i am
    writing to/for ya
    fer free!!??”

    The question marks imply that one day, you will charge us to read your blog! Oh god! No!

  33. avatar
    Joe Burns | 24 March 2006 at 8:31 pm #

    When’s the Magical Mystery Tour hitting the US?!

  34. avatar
    captainmission | 24 March 2006 at 11:34 pm #

    Hiya, come on man lighten up, sorry if my non pc comment offended you. it’s sad that the ‘orgasm’ is still seen as some sort of tabboo subject that needs deleting from human experience, but in future i’ll try to be more considerate to your sensibilities 🙂
    Captain ‘William Riech’ Mission

  35. avatar
    Brad J | 24 March 2006 at 11:35 pm #

    Damn, SK… I spent about $100 on merch at the gig at the Corner in December!

    That’s the most I’ve ever spent on merch at a gig… why do I get the feeling that I’m going to be spending even more at the gig on Tuesday?!?!

    Either way, I’m looking forward to all the new goodies and music!

    – Brad

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 March 2006 at 12:28 am #

    < charisma can induce orgasms from 20 paces...>
    So if we hug ya, we may end up pregnant? You’re way too fertile sk, but I’ll take my chances!

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 March 2006 at 1:09 am #

    the lady sings
    and the lady says,


    are you

    and the lady is
    and the
    lady sings
    and yes,
    it all

    and the spirits


    for the spirits
    and yes,



    their hand
    is yours

    we are one
    we are within

    what else
    there be?

    all ov this
    and this
    and more

    i implore

    i give


    i am


    i am


  38. avatar
    matt davison | 25 March 2006 at 5:44 am #

    Wow’ Thats cool Dutch Pierre..
    We will catch up in NZ.
    I will take you to a good record shop with heeps of the CHRUCH rare’ees
    Send ya an e-mail soon…We ill’ gang up on SK eh!
    This is becoming like a findafriend site “On ya Kilbo ‘

  39. avatar
    RA | 25 March 2006 at 8:58 am #


    Hey anoniemousse at 11:37 PM!

    I’m near Liverpool too. Doubt we’ll get Church in L’pool. Not enough of us. ..

    Maybe if it was with McNabb as support.. Would love to see MWP and McNabb play together.. they even talked about it once I think.

    Last time Church in north of England was Leeds on AENT I think and before that International 2 Manchester or Leeds Poly …GAF..?

    Maybe scotland would be good? the Queen Margaret Union at Glasgow Uni is a great venue. Saw Spearhead there a while ago.

    OOO0000000H I’m getting so excited about prospect of gigs in may.

    SK .. let’s have the dates soon.. plannimg to do.. days to book off work.. arrangements for childacre to sort out…



  40. avatar
    matthew | 25 March 2006 at 9:28 am #

    SK that made me laugh heartily multiple times, on so many levels and for so many reasons. Great to see you’re so vibed about the launch by reading your lines and between em. I dig the idea of bludgeoning an audience to life. take care.

  41. avatar
    greedy blog addict | 25 March 2006 at 9:38 am #

    Where’ mah daily blog, you blog dealer, I’m getting the shakes.

  42. avatar
    greedy blog addict | 25 March 2006 at 9:41 am #

    If you don’t come through, I’m going have to go off and score some Morrissey.

  43. avatar
    greedy blog addict | 25 March 2006 at 9:42 am #

    Or some low grade BJM

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