posted on January 4, 2011 at 7:11 pm

hi everyone

how are you

im rehearsing priest =aura for the tour

its hard figuring some bits out

this will be a short blog today

the weather is cool for summer

the kids come back 24th jan

please stop bickering in my comments

no more comments of a bickering nature will be printed

sk premium will start soon as we get some things ready

opera house on april 14 now half sold out

things are turbulent in my life and head

thanks for being here

thanks for patience n understanding

nothing you read here is completely true or false

i am the time being


50 Responses to “meanwhile”

  1. avatar
    princey | 4 January 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    That’s great sk, wish I was gonna be there!

    Good luck with it all and keep us posted.
    love Amanda
    P.S. does “sk premium” include that video of “a— without a face…”????? 🙂

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    pernath | 4 January 2011 at 7:55 pm #

    i can’t wait for the 6 guest guitarists for lustre and the minneapolis viking association on stage (with helmets n beards) for the disillusionist chorus. SK, this is actually the first time in my life i think about going to the us. never wanted to go there. but 3 albums make me think about that olde proverb with the mountains n prophets.
    geographically challenged: pernath
    PS – is constant complaining about unchurched europe considered bickering?

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      lily was here | 5 January 2011 at 6:42 pm #

      Pernath, u really should consider a US trip 🙂 x
      ps Steve, the Opera House is Sunday 10TH APRIL! Not 14th 🙂
      love xo

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    Broken Dreams and Shattered Lives | 4 January 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    Can’t wait to hear priest=aura live. It is going to be bodacious, astonishing, awe-inspiring, majestic, grand, mind-blowing and downright FUN!!!! I put under the milky way on repeat today and must have listened to it 40 times today. I am going to learn some of the other songs too before the show. Long live The church and kilbey!!!! Love ya man.

    Yours Truly,
    Doogie H.

    PS. For some of you older mellow types like myself, Bread is doing a limited show reunion tour and I highly recommend checking it out. Original lead guitarist is doing his first show in the past two decades!!!Yea!! Keep rockin’ everyone.

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 5 January 2011 at 4:44 am #


      I have ‘Space Saviour’ and ‘On Angel Street’ on constant play for the past week. U23 is a great album, there is so much to uncover with each and every listen. And SK’s vocals on the track ‘On Angel Street’ gives me chills, he has that dramatic sense of hopelessness down to a science on this piece- makes Bono wish he could just sit in on a session(my opinoin folks, early Bono was uncomparable to almost everyone). Every time I hear the line, regarding the voice on the answering machine, I think of, with the grace of almighty, that I never will have to feel that sad…ever. Genius !!!

      Darrin K.

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        Broken Dreams and Shattered Lives | 5 January 2011 at 7:45 am #

        Bono is ok to me as a singer, otherwise, frankly speaking, he is a tad bombastic but I do not mean to be too critical.

        Yours Truly,
        Doogie H.

  4. avatar
    al renwick | 4 January 2011 at 8:48 pm #

    hi sk, back to work here in london, kids back at school… no-one saw the eclipse because it was too cloudy… but the year will improve

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      david | 5 January 2011 at 5:47 am #

      ..eclipse was altering…astounding…felt removed watching …

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    Karen | 4 January 2011 at 9:11 pm #

    hear hear x

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    Lyndall | 4 January 2011 at 10:00 pm #

    Congratulations on the 14th being made possible. Good luck with the rehearsals and well done putting a stop to the bitchy attacks/bickering. Life is way too short! I don’t want to read negative shit on other contributors nor do I want to be attacked for thinking I’m too clever, too stupid or whatever. Good move! L x

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    cymbal | 4 January 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    13. And it came to pass that the barbarians rose and laid waste the capital city and all the inhabitants thereof. The great dome did crumble as the people pled mercilessly, an eager supplication to their gods to grant them salvation and reprieve from this treachery. But their gods did not hear them and the fires burned hot, brighter than noonday. Screams
    filled the smoke soaked air, a suffocating mist laced with misery and woe. Despair consumed the city as the invading horde marched on granting release unto one and all.

    14. Such a tragedy was this, a noble people who once trumpeted the skies with hymns of sanctification and redemption, now a faceless mass of decaying flesh without beginning or end. Forsaken now in the time of need, cries as fading whispers asking “why the pain, why me?”

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    celticat | 4 January 2011 at 10:14 pm #

    Cate and I got Tickets to the Opera House gig on Monday. Flying from WA for our 50th birthday present to each other. Going to see THE CHURCH and we can’t wait. Fly in Sunday and fly out Monday and hoping to catch up with Sue C to celebrate her birthday as well. From Countdown in a small mining community in NW WA a long time ago to Sydney via FB, TTB, Settlers Tavern, Busselton and the Quarry. If we had the means we would travel to the US as well. Take care Steve and we’ll see you in April.

    Love Celticat and Cate.

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    Donna | 4 January 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    Good morning!! I like that “KIDS, I MEAN IT!” look of yours in today’s shot…reminds me of my dad when he used to tell me and my sisters to quit arguing. Five girls in almost as many years…can you imagine?! (I suppose you can!)Constant state of emergency!!

    I guess i just assumed things were somewhat true – somewhat imaginary(therefore, the jokes…). You have already reminded us that the things you write are “nebulous”, as well as “true dream story blog lie exaggeration, etc. etc.” I have already figured out that you keep the private stuff private.

    Well, my life ain’t exactly a bed of roses,either,and I’m still trying to figure out how I’ll be able to make the date on Feb. 18 in Foxboro. It ain’t looking good. For all you praying people out there, say a prayer that God will make this do-able for me! Ciao!! Lotsa love to all!!

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 5 January 2011 at 11:05 am #

      My prayers for you with sincerity. For whatever/whoever is disturbing your sanity or health…

      Darrin K.

    • avatar
      lisa | 5 January 2011 at 1:37 pm #

      Sending good wishes your way, Donna. There’s still plenty of time for things to work themselves out. I truly hope it will be OK for you!

    • avatar
      veleska1970 | 5 January 2011 at 9:54 pm #

      sending best wishes and prayers to you, donna. hope everything works out.

      • avatar
        Donna | 6 January 2011 at 1:12 pm #

        Thanks, Veleska, Lisa and Darrin…appreciate it! As you say, Lisa, still plenty of time for things to work out!

  10. avatar
    cymbal | 4 January 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    turbulence, the nervous shaking and the rattling
    keep the plane level mr. steve, you are the captain
    clear skies waiting through that storm of clouds
    navigate through the danger, do well, be proud…

  11. avatar
    Wilfred Paradise | 4 January 2011 at 11:02 pm #


    Glad you’re bringing it back to the States. Gonna be a great year. Would love to see you add that date in North Carolina, how about hippie/ music mountain town Asheville? The Orange Peel would be a great venue, ole Bob played there few years ago. Check out their website by searching under “Orange Peel Asheville”, and you’ll see what I mean. You would have a big crowd turn out there, would be good stop before Greenville.

    All best. Appreciate the right half of your brain, you spin off a lot of mystery and joy.

    Ah, ah.

    Wilfred Paradise
    North Carolina

  12. avatar
    Ryan | 4 January 2011 at 11:15 pm #

    It’s gonna be an amazing tour! I’ve wanted to hear Priest=Aura live for years. And Destination is another favourite I’ve never heard live. Really looking fwd to it.

    Still in Japan for the new year holiday. I was forced to go to karaoke last night, and to my absolute shock and dismay there wasn’t a single Church song in the catalog. I was unable to participate – through sheer disgust of course, but also because there was nothing else in the “foreign songs” collection that I could remember word for word lol. Then again, I suppose you could be thankful that I wasn’t given the opportunity to butcher your fine words…

  13. avatar
    Jason (jmb066) | 4 January 2011 at 11:17 pm #

    Happy to be be here Steve.

    I hope your kids had an amazing adventure in Sweden. I am sure you all missed each other terribly. Looking forward to Premo Stevo and the tour. 3 albums to rehearse, man are we lucky fans. The Church are truly dedicated to their fans for bringing this tour to life. As far the true or false thats what makes this so enjoyable to read everyday, like song lyrics they are open to the listeners/readers interpretation.

    See you soon,


  14. avatar
    captain mission | 4 January 2011 at 11:31 pm #

    the universe loves you steven kilbey

  15. avatar
    kell | 4 January 2011 at 11:42 pm #

    All good ‘n gettin’ better….have eternal patience & compassion towards u.
    “Essence” is such a good song, what we’re all heading towards i hope….

  16. avatar
    andy | 4 January 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    fando….that’s not bickering, it’s heckling!
    and i’m joining the chorus.

  17. avatar
    eekie | 5 January 2011 at 12:03 am #

    “please stop bickering in my comments”

    Just trying to prolong that holiday spirit. I mean the holidays just wouldn’t be the same without a gigantic argument, would they? 😉
    (I’ll be good, I swear. Actually, I swear a lot….)

    “nothing you read here is completely true or false”

    Aw, crap. You mean there isn’t a dvd?

    “things are turbulent in my life and head”

    Big hug. It will get better. It really will.

  18. avatar
    Shaun Hoffmann | 5 January 2011 at 12:25 am #

    Priest = Aura my favourite album, lights out up loud

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    Anonymous | 5 January 2011 at 12:45 am #

    Yeah broken toys do check out Black Swan if you get a chance. Mos def one of the greatest acting performances I have ever seen. This movie is sort of difficult to watch although, very very intense. The music is also great. MJF

    • avatar
      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 5 January 2011 at 11:08 am #

      Thanks…’very intense’ …I already love it !!!

      Darrin K.

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    KevinN | 5 January 2011 at 1:12 am #

    really hoping I can see this tour. very interested in hearing PAura live. I’ve been playing some Church tunes on piano lately. Need to learn more. I just watched a movie called Food,Inc (recent film, can be viewed on youtube). Very well done, and powerful film about the current food industry.
    I am sure you are loving the rehearsal 🙂

  21. avatar
    Freddie - too lazy to log on | 5 January 2011 at 2:23 am #

    Alrighty then! Looking forward to the February tour!

  22. avatar
    davem | 5 January 2011 at 2:57 am #

    I’m very well thanks SK.
    Good luck with the bass on P=A. Snakey ol’ stuff.
    I wish you peace.

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 January 2011 at 3:09 am #

    Did you know… that when words are misconstrued by people, unless it is because of lack of understanding/knowledge (which is an absolute valid reason), it is usually on purpose for purpose… Why did I speak then? It is so refreshing when you know someone knows the true unimportance of events… and so, starting sentences with, “did you know” is fun sometimes because then people might respond, “yes, I did!” and if you’re lucky, they add further stuff you didn’t know… and then it becomes an important event.

  24. avatar
    pennybridge | 5 January 2011 at 4:10 am #

    Thanks for being there
    Take care and
    gott nytt år!

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 5 January 2011 at 4:31 am #

    sK- good luck with the rehearsals, I am channeling all my positive energy … over land and sea … to Tim. The incredible work that Jay accomplished on P=A is simply mesmerising. If there is a percussionist that can duplicate and add some personal flare to that masterpiece, its Time the Time Bandit. There is no other drummer, besides Richard, that can pull it off.

    Good Luck… and great news about the lovely ladies in your life coming home soon. Wishing you the best in every way,shape, and form.

    Darrin K.

  26. avatar
    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 5 January 2011 at 4:34 am #

    Oppsss… I meant ‘Tim The Time Bandit.

    Sorry Tim- You friggin POUND and SPASH with the all time best.

  27. avatar
    davidbrowne | 5 January 2011 at 5:29 am #

    good luck steve with the U.S. tour. just read about it — 3 albums in one set — very ambitious!! i tip my hat to you and wish you and the band much success. the great american music hall in san francisco (where i live) is a wonderful, beautiful venue, as i’m sure you know.

  28. avatar
    stealth blue | 5 January 2011 at 5:50 am #

    That’s so cool!! I cannot wait to see you in Chicago!!! I MIGHT even get to see the L.A. show…depends on my little brother.

    Anyway, it’s funny how one can forget one’s own songs!! I do actually know what that’s like. My band was sort of “broken up” (“unoffically”)for almost 4 years (boy, time flies); and then recently, very cosmically, we actually got together again. In a way, it’s better than ever really. We simply realized that despite all the bullshit a band/friends can go through, we must finish what we started. When our record actually really and truly is finished, it will be a HUGE achievement for me…even if people think it sucks! (Hope not though!!) Ha-ha! So, when we first hooked up to “feel it out” in a way it was like we never stopped playing; on the other hand there were times when I totally spaced on some of the tunes. It’s just weird how you can forget lyrics, changes, arrangement, etc…then, like magic, it all comes back to ya! 🙂

    So, anyway, SK, you know I love and respect ya, and whatever is going on in your personal life, I just sincerely wish you the very best, and hope ALL is well for you and your loved ones.

    Take care of yourself and we’ll see you and the gang in our neck of the woods very soon. Travel safe and stay healthy and well.

    Forever your friend and student,

    Ben V.

  29. avatar
    MICHAEL J FRIMODIG | 5 January 2011 at 8:16 am #


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    post-punk rocker | 5 January 2011 at 10:31 am #

    Great news for everything all around.

  31. avatar
    Ingrid | 5 January 2011 at 10:35 am #

    I love Priest = Aura. What a cool album it is. I listened to it on the way down to Milton. Yes it is a cool summer. What a strange feeling it is having sunburn on a cool day. Would have thought I would have learnt by now.

    I hope you feel calmer in the coming days. You will definately feel better when your kids arrive.

    Love IngridXXX

  32. avatar
    Jonny Hollywood | 5 January 2011 at 1:41 pm #

    hey SK, are you guys going to play the whole entire album of P=A including “Nightmare”, “Fog”, “Drought”, and “Unsubstantiated”, these inquiring minds want to know??? and in my opinion “The Disillusionist” and “Lustre” are my favourites off of this album and please no more bickering between the church army, we are all in this army together…

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 5 January 2011 at 3:58 pm #

      we are not playing nightmare fog or drought sorry
      just the album
      believe me my man it will be enough!

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 6 January 2011 at 12:57 am #

      For me Jonny…its “Old Flame-Chaos-Film” , Those are my three favorite songs of all time. Church wise and everything else. The mood of those songs quietly build to a furious onslaught, brought down to earth to tremble…alone and then ‘film’ finishes you off. It stands the test of time.

      Darrin K.

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    Rich | 6 January 2011 at 4:17 am #

    Agreed, P=A is dense enough as it is (so amped for this) and U23 is PERFECT the way it is but what about Stardust, Dakota, and The Garden from the Deadman’s Hand EP? You probably have too much material to cover as it is but have to say that those songs are every bit as good as the rest of U23! I still cannot believe I got that free with my 30th Anniversary Ticket.
    Transcendental Exponential!

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    hellbound heart | 6 January 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    …would give my left arm (well, kinda) to see you guys at the opera house…….d’you think there will be a dvd made of the concert? (she says in a pleading voice 🙂 )

    love always….

  35. avatar
    lily was here | 8 January 2011 at 10:16 pm #

    Pinching myself that this epic 3 album dream is going to be a reality, and I’ll be a witness.
    I’ll ride the roller coaster for all that it’s worth
    Live it all up to the hilt
    If I can’t take it with me
    Away from this earth
    Might as well take it full tilt

  36. avatar
    plumlady | 9 January 2011 at 1:54 am #

    I’m so jealous of all who are lucky enough to see The Church in your state. What’s up with missing Minneapolis on this tour….I thought you always came here. If I was feeling better I’d try to make Chicago, but doubtful. I’ll keep watching the blog to see if by miracle any other cities get added. And I’ll also keep watching for good movie advice; not much else to do in this frozen tundra.

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