posted on August 6, 2006 at 2:33 pm

this is gonna be short
i gotta leave very soon
and
ive lost my new glasses so
i can hardly see what im typing
dont blame florida
dont blame all floridians
yes yes
there were good shows st petes n orlando n laudydale
there were good people who listened
this is nt about blaming people

last nite halfway thru 1st song marty
gets a migraine, goes blind
(i kid you not)
and leaves the stage
(again)
that leaves me n pete n tim
to do our thing
i wassa real nervous
trying to figure out how we were gonna
roll along on only 3 wheels
sorry no encore
i was kinda flustered
what next?
i know atlantas gonna be kind to us
sweet georgia
keithy f…are you out there?
people
its ok
i love you all
im gonna try to keep on rolling
americas ok
we love the people here
most people in most places dont talk
the tour has been mostly fine
w/ some turbulence
we love our band
we love our audiences
we love to play
dont blame the us
dont blame florida
im sorry if it seems like i was doing that
the beautiful people make it worthwhile
they always have
we will lick our wounds
we will jump in yonder vans
truck our olde asses up ye olde road
we will prevail
i just spoke w/mwp
i think hes gonna be alright
hey its atlanta tonite
one o our fave cities in the world
im only 51 years young
i wanna rock n roll all nite
and drive every day
love
kilbo

81 Responses to “nadirs r us”

  1. avatar
    On the Edge of Time | 6 August 2006 at 2:54 pm #

    Spoken like a true warrior on the edge of time. We love you to SK and we’ll drive our 49 oy arse 8 hours to Indy just to see this show.

    Didn’t know you were a admirer of Atlanta. I like the Variety too.

  2. avatar
    Renee | 6 August 2006 at 2:54 pm #

    your such a beautiful soul

    we love you too kilbo!

  3. avatar
    General Catz | 6 August 2006 at 3:01 pm #

    Very distressing news about Marty. Let him know that prayers go out to him from the southwest.

    Sorry about your glasses, too, but they can be replaced (please tell me you brought a copy of your specs prescription with you). We have one-hour places in the US you can get another pair quick.

    Wishing all of you the very, very best.

  4. avatar
    baby | 6 August 2006 at 3:07 pm #

    well, scarlett, tomorrow is another day.
    hopefully it will not be atlanta burning.

    all kinds of migrane sufferers need rest & quiet. mwp, dear, please take a nap in a cool dark place so you can dazzle & charm us with your silver melodies again.

    as always, you rock, brother

  5. avatar
    bucks burnett | 6 August 2006 at 3:10 pm #

    I’m gonna make this my best, most insightful comment EVER!! – Snoop Bloggy Blogg

  6. avatar
    secretBeatinMichigan | 6 August 2006 at 3:13 pm #

    SK-

    I’m no blogger fan but I am really glad you got this page going – I think I might be pulling for you guys more than the Tigers at this point!

    Please tell MWP we MichiganCats wanna see The Church, not just 3. Glad he’s doing better now – keep the fella’s spirits up, eh (I don’t know about migraines – is “up spirits” enough to fix’em ?)

    Keep in there SK – more than a few contributors to these threads have really put their finger on it- there aren’t going to be huge throngs of Church fans because your Art does not cater to the Masses. And that’s a good thing – you wouldn’t want it any other way, nor would we.

    As Artists, after over 25 years, how much more successful could you be? I’m serious. Your work and its evolution (in all aspects) is evidence of this.

  7. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 6 August 2006 at 3:14 pm #

    Aww..I hope Marty’s feelin’ betta..only four days till Nyc, weeee! If anyone talks I will regulate yo.

  8. avatar
    Demeter | 6 August 2006 at 3:14 pm #

    For what it’s worth..

    Because most migraines arc triggered by factors that are under our control-certain foods (citrus fruit, hard cheeses, chocolate), stress or too little or too much sleep — Seymour Solomon, M.D., of the Montefiore Medical Center Headache Unit in New York City, recommends these lifestyle changes: * Stick to healthy habits. Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day, eat a balanced diet, exercise and avoid alcohol and cigarettes. * Identify food triggers. For one week, keep a headache diary. Record what you eat and drink and when you have symptoms, then look for patterns. * Practice relaxation. Meditate, do yoga or just lie down in a dark, quiet room while you envision your head and neck muscles relaxing slowly. ALTERNATIVE ANSWERS Experts say acupuncture is effective in relieving migraine pain in about 60 percent of cases. Treatments take an average of 30 to 60 minutes, cost $35 to $75 and are sometimes covered by insurance. (Make sure your practitioner is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.) To enhance the healing benefits, S. Abayomi Meeks, D.Ac., a certified acupuncturist at Moyo Health Associates, Inc., in Denver, suggests taking a candlelit bath infused with a few drops of essential oil, such as lavender, rose or rosemary, after each treatment and getting a good night’s sleep.

  9. avatar
    Fandorin | 6 August 2006 at 3:25 pm #

    ojj! too bad. have that too. doesnt hurt
    but leaves me partially blind, as if DNA molecules are celebration 30 years of Heavy Metal in my head. plus a cataract of unsolved riddles and deja-vues going berserk. poor marty, all the best. i know what that means..

  10. avatar
    xanthus | 6 August 2006 at 3:28 pm #

    We actors don’t get a lot of spa bromine till we get “really” famous – but we live and breathe our spa bromine regardless. spa bromine
    Isobella
    http://www.onlinepoolchemicals.co.uk

  11. avatar
    MusicDresser | 6 August 2006 at 3:30 pm #

    Steve,

    So glad to see you are in a better place. Please let MWP are thoughts and parayers are with him. Please remember that you and the band are a very rare breed and your music provides such a wonderful release by brining us to places we have never been.

    All the Best,

    One more thing, thanks for recognizing that all of Floridians are not a bunch of wankers. Had the best time at the Ft L show (Even with all the talking and the giant couches). Loved the comment that a pipe, dog, newspaper, and a fireplace should have been included with the admission. You and the band do have a wonderful wit.

  12. avatar
    Melquiades | 6 August 2006 at 3:43 pm #

    I am so looking forward to seeing the band this week. I am still debating on NY. That would make it 3 shows in a row. 3 is such a nice number though.

    The last time I caught any assemblage of you guys was Hoboken, NY, MWP, The Saints tour. At the end of each song, Chris Bailey (lead singer) kept doling genorous adulations towards Marty Wilson-Piper. This was after Marty had completely went off on some stringed, vast trip of sound wailing from his Jazzmaster. It was fucking great!

    Not to give too much time though to MWP. Kilbey, you always were my favorite. Such a gentleman and a scholar and one who can evoke a past life experience with your daft musical and lyrical acuity.

    I love you guys. keep up the chins. you are doing god’s work here. 🙂 Never an easy road.

    love you,
    Brian

  13. avatar
    Demeter Again | 6 August 2006 at 4:03 pm #

    also, if you should ever need a treatment, or any of you Crunchy pople do, please contact me when in San Francisco. I do alternative health care
    queen.fand@gmail.com You have given so much over the years with your love & music. I would be honored to give something back.

  14. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 6 August 2006 at 4:07 pm #

    glad to hear you are in a better mood today, check out the nev man’s blog today just for THE CHURCH…
    mjnjr

  15. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 6 August 2006 at 4:08 pm #

    migraines are terrible
    blinding, nauseous pain
    i suffer from them myself
    a terrible situation to have one in
    i can understand mwp needing
    to leave the stage
    hang in there, guys
    best of luck to you
    and keep finding the silver linings
    sincerely
    tp

  16. avatar
    Malika | 6 August 2006 at 4:11 pm #

    Hey everyone,

    Everything is going to be alright !
    OK ?
    I wish I were there
    To see you
    And support you more…

    Love,

    Malika

  17. avatar
    Daniel 26, 19 | 6 August 2006 at 4:33 pm #

    KISS????!!!!

  18. avatar
    Noel Christian | 6 August 2006 at 4:36 pm #

    Last time you played Atlanta, I got a migraine. Reaction to the old, old air at TVP. It was a fine show nonetheless.

    See you in the Ohio Valley.

  19. avatar
    Joseph A. | 6 August 2006 at 4:41 pm #

    Dear Sir,

    Do you ever plan on coming back to Canada, with a full, plugged in emsemble?

    In my view, the band has a msetrful catalogue of music, which could be brought to light on a tour independently of any new releases. I saw the tour back in early 1988 in Toronto at the Diamond Club, the brittle, echoy effects of Reptile remain etched in my mind, truly brilliant band.

    Cheers,

    joe

  20. avatar
    veleska1970 | 6 August 2006 at 5:09 pm #

    oh, marty~~!! steve, please give him a hug for me. i suffer from those damned things, too, so i know what he went through. i get them from time to time, thanks to a very serious head injury i suffered about 15 years ago…..in fact, i was blindsided with one just last weekend (two days after the dallas concert, yikes!!)

    i usually wake up with them. the pain is most intense at the base of my skull. they give me double vision and unbelievable nausea. and i think my blood pressure goes up, too, because i just can’t seem to get cool enough!!

    please give him this suggestion~~place an ice pack on his neck, just at the base of his skull, and a cold wet cloth on his forehead. that usually does the trick for me. and of course, lie down in a cool, dark room that is as absolutely quiet as possible. (chopping your head off is always an option, too, because those headaches are SO bad that is what you want to do just to get some relief.)

    i’m happy to see your spirit is lifted again. i knew it would be. we love you, too. have a good show this evening, ok?

    lotza love….

  21. avatar
    heatherspace(d) | 6 August 2006 at 5:35 pm #

    Ugh – best wishes to Marty. I’ve been there. Pour water down his throat.

    I know a lot of people have been complaining about the tour schedule this go around, but I wanted to say I think it’s incredibly brave and shows a conscious effort on the band’s part to reach out to those fans who’ve either been denied the live experience for far too long or who’ve had to travel several hours to catch a show. Twenty-five years in, you didn’t have to do this, but you did. Maybe some of the shows haven’t had the best turn-out, the venues have sucked, etc. But you guys are trying and some of us appreciate that more than you can know.

    And Atlanta is an awesome town, isn’t it? One of my favorites. Enjoy it!

  22. avatar
    darkglobe13 | 6 August 2006 at 5:42 pm #

    dear kilbo,

    its cold comfort, but as a 46-yr. old music worshipper, i’m afraid its the same for most bands it seems. rude, inconsiderate ignoramuses talking ABOVE what i crave (and paid) to hear.

    these self-important a-holes are just desperate to make themselves heard; why they pick musical events to do so just eludes and infuriates me.

    my missus, leyla, and i will be at irving plaza in nyc. hoping for the best, but newyork is no exception. there’s an air of sophistication, but rudeness reins supreme, i’m afraid (as far as show ‘etiquette’). but i know the church will rise to the challenge and conquer. the church is a monster.

    i was lucky to hang backstage with you guys after the ‘box of birds’ show at the bowery ballroom a bit back (jay dee was there as well). i had a spliff to share and will gladly make my offerings to you, oh kilbo, to help you through this strange, wonderful journey through this bizarre lanscape of people and places that is amerika.

    we welcome you.

    william

  23. avatar
    stealthblue | 6 August 2006 at 5:57 pm #

    Hiya Steve,
    Way to keep that chin up, brother. Hope Marty is alright. Maybe a good scalp massage would help along with some decent analgesic. I have only had one “migrane” (probably just a really bad, blinding headache) and that knocked me out for a day and a half. I hope he is not a regular sufferer of true migranes, like many people are. That is freaky to see someone go down for the count like that. Anyway, here’s sending you and the gang the most positive and beautiful vibes ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++… Also, regarding EVERYTHING, you know that we laugh with you, we cry with you and we vent with you. We are all one. All the very best, SK.
    BV

  24. avatar
    mike a | 6 August 2006 at 6:27 pm #

    I’m so sorry to hear about MWP – how terrible!! It was very nice of you to stay on and finish off the set!!

    I have to say that I do love your blog because you’re honest – you don’t sugar coat things because the readers want to hear it.

    Good luck in Atlanta tonight – I’m sure it will be magical!! At 51, I think you’re the most creative yet!!

    I hope MWP is better for your show!!

    Us fans love you guys!! Our thoughts are with you always!! We would have loved to have been at all of those shows!!

  25. avatar
    Ronin | 6 August 2006 at 6:33 pm #

    sk,

    I was at the show last nite. I’m glad Marty is feeling better. We saw him talking to some fans before the gig, and he seemed to be his usual energetic self.

    We were all shocked when he stumbled off stage. You guys really made the most of a terrible situation. Most bands probably wouldn’t have been able to carry on at all.

    We still love you guys. Maybe next time, you could come back to Raleigh/Chapel Hill instead of MB??

    Peace.

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 August 2006 at 6:33 pm #

    hey kids
    rock’n’roll
    rock on

    love to you
    sk, mwp, pk and tp
    diane
    xo

    ps
    hope marty’s
    feeling much
    much better

  27. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 6 August 2006 at 6:34 pm #

    Steve,
    Sorry to hear about your lost glasses – hope you find them!!
    Ok, here’s something strange – I dreamt about Marty all night! I can’t even remember what I dreamt -but I woke up thinking, why was Marty in all my dreams!? Please give him our best – hopes and prayers he’s feeling better. Good luck tonight. Thanks for a short but sweet blog.
    love,
    denise
    xxoo

  28. avatar
    fantasticandy | 6 August 2006 at 6:36 pm #

    optimisim is a wonderful thing! oh,and brian,–we have a lot more in common than you might imagine.

  29. avatar
    John Garratt | 6 August 2006 at 6:41 pm #

    I agree, there’s probably some nice people in Florida.

    I mean, I doubt all of them voted for Bush in 2000 as we’re led to believe.

    John

  30. avatar
    Centuryhouse | 6 August 2006 at 6:48 pm #

    Rolling on 3 wheels…tough work. I hope that when it’s all over you can look back at that night as being the worst on the tour, and that all the rest are far better.

    Your efforts are appreciated, we’re getting a real treat in being able to catch the band live again.

  31. avatar
    Paige | 6 August 2006 at 6:52 pm #

    Dear Steve,

    We were there, biting our nails with you (and screaming our heads off for you). I tell you, it’s all the damn neon in Myrtle Beach! All that flashing and tackiness sent Marty over the edge. 🙂 Seriously, I hope that whatever triggered it doesn’t sneak up on him again. I get weird kaleidoscope patterns in my periphery when I get them. Then they converge and block out the center…but oh so slowly. God I hate migraines. Don’t have them often anymore thank goodness. I love my Midrin when I do.

    We missed Marty terribly but you, Peter and Tim did an excellent job compensating. The sound was great, your voice top-notch, your humor touching, Tim’s beats smooth, his quip to the arsehole heckler perfect, and Pete’s stoic solidity and strumming added peace to it all. You may have been nervous and rattled but you were all beautiful, the songs beautiful. A New Season was amazing and that jazz version of Reptile was something I wish I had recorded! My only wish is that you all could have played longer but I understand totally.

    I am so relieved that Marty only had a migraine (while he probably isn’t!). I was horrified after reading the Jacksonville blog this AM that he was throwing in the towel, packing up his gee-tars and going home. I wish that I could hop in my car and drive to Atlanta tonight. Alas…my boys need Mommy and Daddy. You guys will make up for the past week of crap…I’m sure of it.

    Hope the merchandising queen got our muffins to you guys. Hope you have a wonderful show tonight. Hope the heavens smile on all of you always. Thank you all for forging ahead and giving us something unique last night.

    Much love,
    Paige

    P.S. Hubby was ready to “jazz” things up for you, but didn’t have proper packaging. Maybe next time. Please come back to South Carolina soon!

  32. avatar
    Rama Dee | 6 August 2006 at 7:01 pm #

    America still sucks. I aint no politician like the seeming rest of ye, or maybe you have nice lives or something to obscure this hell on earth…whatever..im breathin fine. no foam on my lips. Don’t misinterpret. It’s about people…You cant polish a turd like this…Im glad steve is fine, i never had a doubt. I am ever greatful for the healing music…But this country is a ripe bunch of shit…and it aint the only one..Ganesha is in the room folks…better be real…otherwise…well…nevermind i guess….I remain cynical…Best Wishes, I am here.

  33. avatar
    Sweed | 6 August 2006 at 7:30 pm #

    We love you.

  34. avatar
    Melquiades | 6 August 2006 at 7:36 pm #

    ramblin dee is an idiot

  35. avatar
    Melquiades | 6 August 2006 at 7:37 pm #

    oh, and he “AINT no politician”. SO, doesn’t that make him/her one?

  36. avatar
    Melquiades | 6 August 2006 at 7:39 pm #

    fantasticandy said…

    “optimisim is a wonderful thing! oh,and brian,–we have a lot more in common than you might imagine.”

    Oh? do tell. 🙂

  37. avatar
    calling down baal and zeus | 6 August 2006 at 8:03 pm #

    im packin a bowl ….ac s on full

    tilt
    tigr woods is 21 under par ,…amazing,.. calming
    effect ..the greens ,..soft quiet
    commentary ,..i like it

    im smokin a bowl thinkin bout mwp
    watchin this tour in my head ,..thats what i love so much

    bout readin ,..where it takes me
    im thinkin bout how much i have to be thankfull for ,… how much i owe so many wonderful folks that have come in close only to pull a

    major tom and slip off my radar

    when i was a boy i took piano
    lessons at the convent
    at st. cecilias ,.. she s the patron st. of music
    my super plump german lady piano teacher ,still wonder bout her ,

    would sit to my left as i performed lessons for her
    the metronome click ticking up on the piano
    and her , crunching celery carrots
    ,..click ;;crunch;;;;tick;;;crunch
    then a butterscotch hardtack
    slurp…tick slobber ..tock
    man
    it was all i could do , took all my concentration i had to sit beside my self at the piano so one of me could absorb all the slurping and crunching

    and the other could get through the streets of laredo

  38. avatar
    PAGEY | 6 August 2006 at 8:18 pm #

    YOU ARE THE BEST STEVE!!! YOU’RE DOPE!

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 August 2006 at 9:35 pm #

    usu takes a few days to fully get over a migraine so hope things are better. i’m all for alt health but if the headache is that bad and it’s not a regular thing, get to an emergency room, and try to not think about the health insurance. could be just dehydration or something much much worse. and please, for everyone else, no drawn out discussions on health insurance because that is already covered in about 100,000 other blogs out there.

    other than my 2 cents, rock ‘n’ roll!

  40. avatar
    STEVEN KOONTZ | 6 August 2006 at 9:36 pm #

    hey guys, me and ramona were front row center in myrtle beach last nite,..we all really were wondering if marty was ok, but you know what? the 3 of you put on one the the most professional yet off-the-cuff performances i have ever seen by any performer…was wonderful, your levelheadedness and dedication to please us in the crowd, and i hope us few hundred gave our appreciation out to you 3, as well as marty!! look forward to seeing you again friday nite in sellersville for TAKE 2…you think with all the golf courses in myrtle beach, you could have gotten a mulligan, but i give you guy an A++ for effort and what really turned out to be a fine yet definitely out of the ordinary performance!! steve, where did you get those 12 string guitar licks!! tell marty to get well, and you guys continue to awe us..

    BTW_ DID YOU ENJOY ANY OF THE WISHBONE ASH CD I GAVE MARTY?

    steve
    skoontz2@triad.rr.com

  41. avatar
    anymouse | 6 August 2006 at 9:48 pm #

    am extremely glad to hear marty is feeling better, we had concerns about him all last night and on the drive home today. for us it is about 6 hours to that venue, and riding in such heat is not pleasant. to put it bluntly, summer in the south sux.

    the chill down in the pit and in front of the stage at h.o.b. was quite drastic, and such sudden changes in temperature can easily trigger a nasty migraine, especially after the long hot drive that the entourage suffered through.

    to you, peter and tim, thank you so much for putting together a show on the proverbial fly.. it really demonstrated what gifted musicians all of you are and we both enjoyed the performance muchly.

    that jazz version of ‘reptile’ was precious, and hearing peter get a lot of mandolin time in was a real feast for the ears . the issue of the show being a disaster or a treat is simply a point of view. many of us in the seats felt we were part of something very special.

    look at it this way, we got to hear refo:mation for the first time live in the u.s. ..doing church tunes. hope atlantis is better tonight and marty is back to his chipper self.

    -lynne and ray

  42. avatar
    DJK082067 | 6 August 2006 at 9:48 pm #

    SK…Good travels and health to you and the boys. Everything is a cesspool of bacteria and viruses. Sometimes you wonder after you talked on a phone,turned a doorknob, ate some bad fasties…WHAT MAY I HAVE JUST CAUGHT !!! Stay healthy and see you in 12 days in Chicago. I hope all the accomadations are to your liking and in recent comments I offered up a great place to settle in and chow just 1/2 block west of the Park West. I hope the rest of this tour improves with each passing audience. I know my wife and I will be awe struck just as in past Chicago dates of 11/84,6/88,6/90,10/98,9/99, and 03/04 as I was. Everyday I’m am strolling thru life w/ your creations as my background music. See ya soon !!!
    DJK

  43. avatar
    gigi | 6 August 2006 at 10:11 pm #

    Rock On, SK!!!!!!

  44. avatar
    the dean | 6 August 2006 at 10:43 pm #

    keep on rockin

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 August 2006 at 10:58 pm #

    For fear of making everyone mad,I will just say it anyway. You seem alot happier. Sounds like you pulled off a tough one last night. Washed up rockin rollers couldn’t do that ! Chicago and Atlanta will not let you down. Wish I could make it.

  46. avatar
    syrinx | 6 August 2006 at 11:19 pm #

    Migraines = Hell in your head.

    Marty must’ve known someone was selling his guitar on eBay again..

  47. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 August 2006 at 11:31 pm #

    Hey Steve,

    Soon you will be back with your family, friends and your icebergers, you must be missing that part of your life especially your babies. They ware wiating for you and eargely await your hugs, your encouragement and warmth.

    This will become a memory, and in time you will look back on what you are doing now with great fondness –

    Enjoy this moment,
    Enjoy your fans,
    Enjoy the sunshine,
    Enjoy the Church.

    We love you.

    Peter

    P.S I wish MWP better.

  48. avatar
    Rama Dee | 6 August 2006 at 11:34 pm #

    Hey milky ass( Melquades?) clean out your fuckin mouth you fuckin dumbass.I saw your england comment from the other day. Suprised it wasnt removed by better taste. proves your’e the biggest moron around, thats all.

  49. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 August 2006 at 11:46 pm #

    on ya SK. ya lovable grump.

  50. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 6 August 2006 at 11:47 pm #

    Onya Kilbo!

  51. avatar
    landru | 6 August 2006 at 11:48 pm #

    I grew up in FL and it is a weird place. Glad the St. Pete show was OK (that’s where I’d have seen you if I still lived there). I feel a bit better because there was a bit of chattering in Houston … but clearly we weren’t anywhere near as rude.

    I’m sorry you are having a tough little ride through America now. Hope Marty doesn’t get anymore m’s at future shows. Hell of a time to feel one of those.

    Feel better.

  52. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 6 August 2006 at 11:54 pm #

    I just noticed you are 18 on Blogtopsites!

  53. avatar
    nickfiction | 7 August 2006 at 12:32 am #

    that’s the way to get em’ steve, can’t wait to see you in Cleveland. I saw you in Anaheim and it was wonderful, I swear i did’nt make a peep, unless to cheer. good luck on tour again , Nick

  54. avatar
    limebeaver | 7 August 2006 at 12:33 am #

    the everything is lovely post.
    aahhh what a relief.
    i guess there was one pain in MWP’s brain that remained unchanged. poor bugger.
    Who does do your booking?
    some bloody nutter no doubt.
    darn darn darn

  55. avatar
    fergal | 7 August 2006 at 1:07 am #

    u drive us wild,
    we’ll drive u crazy
    !

    rock on sk & colleagues

    ~

  56. avatar
    Dawn | 7 August 2006 at 1:58 am #

    I was at the HOB in Orlando and after reading about your past couple o’shows, I’m glad the Otown one went without a hitch.

    Brilliant songs, and your voice is like a lullaby to me. The music gets better and better with every album-and not many bands can pull that off after 20 plus years.
    Thanks for the music Mr. Kilbey.

  57. avatar
    captainmission | 7 August 2006 at 2:35 am #

    steve – i was so sorry to read of the experience the band had in jacksonville, i really am, more sorry for the fools who missed out on the whole church experience but also sorry for the band who i know work hard and always give 101% to their audience, how disappointing it must be. but you know that your music and shows ain’t never going to appeal to the moronic masses, irrespective of geography, there’s a abundance of brainwashed folks who can’t think forthemselves let alone keep quiet for a few hours.
    Please don’t be to dispondant, it’s the downs and ups that make the ride worthwhile.
    Please pass on my wishes to mwp, whom i know whenever i have talked with him i have always been foolishly ‘starstruck and somewhat incapacitated’ but i do hope he is fully recovered and feels as positive about the band as your fans are.
    Hugs all round 🙂
    Capt.
    ps having searched all and i mean all the bookshops in sydney, 2nd hand and new, for ‘winterlong’, i found a huge warehouse in newtown that dealt in old books, rows and rows of books, volumes, paperbacks and hardbacks everywhere, it was beautiful wandering through this place, i came across one copy of winterlong, i was down to my last five bucks for the week, and it cost five bucks exactly. still, i was so happy.
    (‘feed your mind’ mwp still a lovely song,) Steve, thanks for the recommendation, i am looking forwards to being lost in a book and if you have not read ‘the etched city.’ i think you’d enjoy it. .

  58. avatar
    mimi | 7 August 2006 at 2:43 am #

    Steve, I wish to apoligize for the people that were at the HOB,Myrtle Beach show. So sorry for all the loud people that really didn’t want to listen and the only songs they know are “Reptile” and “Under the Milkyway”. Hope Marty is feeling better. I was blown away at the totally unpredicted way the night went. I got to hear songs that I normally wouldn’t hear. “Providence” “Tristesse” “A New Season”. To me the show was totally unique. You had a bad dream but it was all good in my eyes. I was only disappointed that I couldn’t meet you,and Peter and Tim and MWP, but shit happens and you roll with it. Kudo’s to you, Peter and Tim. Hope the rest of the show goes along well and you don’t get to flustered. Be carefully to much dream pinching will leave you dream black/blue. Well that’s all. Please keep doing what you do. Love you Guys. Mimi(Charleston,SC)

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    Jeffrey | 7 August 2006 at 2:45 am #

    Wow, that’s brutal, what a downer. Sicne it’s my field I’d love to pass it on along for Marty if he’s able to get it. There’s a natural supplement by a company called Thorne, called Petadolex that’s really helpful for migraines that is also very safe and healthy. If you have a little espresso or just a nice strong cup of coffee and one of those, it’s a very brain friendly combo that loosens up your capalaries and helps the blood to flow again, along with just plenty of good quality water. Because of the humidity that was exactly what I was experiencing when I wanted to go to your show at the grove, and woke up with such aheadache that I was scared to drive even though my heart was breaking at the thought of missing one of your nice gigs. You’re family by now for goodness sakes, of course it hurts when I can’t see you. 🙂 I hope that helps a little and that’s a cripplingly horrible combo of events, good job at trying to cruise through it three wheeling, kudos to you my friends.

    Remember Thorne:Petadolex . Very Migraine friendly.

    Take it easy and please consider swinging through southern california just one more time before you go home, clearly it’s a good scene here and we love you to death, plus it will make up for the crappy food the bumpkin states have on other places of your tour. Thanks.

    Jeff

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    abtom0104 | 7 August 2006 at 2:59 am #

    SK,

    Have only read up on the last couple of days of blogs this morning and would like to say that I couldn’t agree more with your comments. Whilst I feel for your anguish and frustration at life on the road, you’re giving it to us just how it fucking well is. If we wanted to hear about a world where everything is nice and sanitised, well we should just fuck right off and hire the complete series of The Good Life on DVD (insert your very own impersonation of Vyvyan from The Young One’s “Bloody Bloody Bloody” right here).

    Keep on being you, SK and don’t ever feel the need to apoligise or justify your words ever again.

    JD

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    syrinx | 7 August 2006 at 3:11 am #

    You know, that was all kind of a good thing. Both sides of the blog are now desensitized and can relax. Got a smoke, anyone?

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    Rehan | 7 August 2006 at 4:13 am #

    Sympathies to Marty hope your clears up and you recover completely Love rehan

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    Lead Betty | 7 August 2006 at 5:06 am #

    Nevets,

    You are a brave man, leading the troops into the belly of the beast known as “The South”

    I get a good laugh; every Church show that I’ve attended down here has always included at least one screaming fan, pleading/demanding “FREE BIRD!!! Whhewww!!!!” For the sake of Shiva, please play it on the next tour. And if I’m in the crowd, I’ll throw sticks of ganja on stage that would make Bob Marley giggle.

    The tour is definitely appreciated and we hope to see you again soon down here. Give us time, we continue to eveolve – one day, we may even be able to go to a show and respect the musics/artists/audience.

    Though, I must ask, who had the idea for a quiet Saturday night show in the French Quarter?

    Keep on Keeping on,

    Betty

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    snoop bloggy blogg | 7 August 2006 at 8:04 am #

    I now control and operate this blog site. Steve Kilbey is a product of my imagination. Continue to enjoy ‘his’ words, for now. Proceed with you earthly lives and await further instruction.

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    rubikon | 7 August 2006 at 9:15 am #

    Hi Steve,

    Hope everything is ok with you all. I’ve met Marty once or twice and he seems a genuine nice guy – passionate about his music – hope he’s feeling a little better today.

    I’m a musician too and I know how frustrating it can be when you can’t get through to an audience – or they just don’t want to listen.

    You guys have always made a beautiful noise together – it’s a shame not everyone can hear you/appreciate you.

    Good luck in Atlanta – wish I could be there.

    Ciao,

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    Steve | 7 August 2006 at 10:27 am #

    Totally looking forward to your SF gig on the 20th. No shortage of Vegan food for you here. Indian, thai, cafe-the lot-and a vegan version of everything.

    And of course everyone is talking about the tour. I already bought my tix. can’t wait to hear stuff from the new album.

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    isolde | 7 August 2006 at 10:42 am #

    Sk do tell Mr W-P that Sumatryptan is the Answer.

    in the 1950 Rossellini film the Flowers of St Francis there is a scene where the disciples asked St Francis which way they were to go to spread the love he has taught them, he got them to spin around fast and fall down, when they got up whichever way they faced would be the direction they should take

    for some reason this film moment has always stayed with me and makes me realise that it is foolish to ever wish i am somewhere other than where i am because wherever i am there is work to do and people worth doing it for, in fact the people are the work, and any task is a calling and a meditation of love in action

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    isolde | 7 August 2006 at 11:00 am #

    you are number 17 in blogtopsites
    excellent progress pilgrim

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    Renee | 7 August 2006 at 11:20 am #

    Me again!

    1) somebody said something about dehydration causing Marty’s migraine, it’s a very good possiblity, I hope you guys are drinking plenty of fluids in this heat, being thirsty means your already dehydrated.

    2) I hope you will take the time to sample one of life’s small pleasures and pick up some Georgia peaches on your trek north, they should be in season now. I know you don’t like peppers or eggplant, but ya gotta LOVE peaches, especially the tree ripened ones, they’re so sweet(not like those nasty hard things you get in the grocery store) there’s nothing I love more! You may not be able to explore much of the US, but you can certainly experience some of her finer points when possible

    3) please note in my previous comment that I DID NOT call you a beautiful ‘OLD’ soul

    Hope Atlanta went well!

    xxoo

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    matthew | 7 August 2006 at 1:44 pm #

    Hey, hope Marty is feeling better!

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    John Garratt | 7 August 2006 at 1:56 pm #

    I was once in a band where the drummer, a good friend of mine, got a migraine just a few hours before performance. He had to sit in the car and wait for it to pass. That’s when panhandlers came up, knocked on his windows, and asked for money.

    John

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    Brad | 7 August 2006 at 3:08 pm #

    like I tell my daughter….fuck the bitches don’t let them get you down, cuz we all know the cream rises to the top…when you get to Detroit, there’s good food to be found, cold tasty beer and an audience rapt in awe…

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    Old Nick the sea captain | 9 August 2006 at 9:02 pm #

    You…took a piece of my band
    You…took a piece of our band
    And I…will not lie
    And I…will not lie
    Drove four hours to get here
    After the show we wondered why?
    wondered why?
    _______________________________

    We all stood in disbelief as Kilbey said,”Marty has a migraine. Sorry, you missed out on something really special.” During the first song of the evening Marty stood practically motionless before bolting backstage for good. Curious behavior for someone who had mingled with folks around the bar and was even seen cutting up on the balcony just an hour before the show. For many fans this was their first live church experience and I overheard one say, “Did I just witness the end of the church?” With a slightly similar situation occuring just the night before in jacksonville you can not convince me there isn’t something else at hand here. A fan of twenty years I decided to make the effort of purchasing two $37.50 tickets, booked a nearby hotel for $100 plus bit the bullet at the pumps for the sole purpose of witnessing my third church show. A four hour drive in hidious crashing storms could not hinder our destination in the neon city to see my all-time favorite band. Kilbey seemed to hold the ship together dispite Marty’s quick exit. It gave a rare insight into Kilbey’s unique sense of humor and the true professionalism of the remaining musicians left on stage. Koppes and Powles should be commended for their effort to deliver the goods. Lesser bands would have packed it in leaving the fans high and dry. However it was still quite a painful display to witness the band scurrying about like a pre-school play gone terribly wrong. The evening wasn’t a total loss, such gems as “unguarded moment”, “New Season”, “Tristesse” and a laid back jazzed version of “reptile” thanks to a few hecklers surfaced throughout the occasion. It all seemed like an intimate peek at a band rehersal rather than a church concert. The show seemed to end rather short without an encore as Koppes took stage to again apoligize for the circumstances and he added, “You probably heard some material here tonight that others will never get to hear.” The band was so embarrassed by the situation the staff handed out free 2004 tour posters and a church compilation cd to the exiting fans.

    As for Marty, tantrum or migrines, sometimes you just have to fake the orgasim like it or not. This behaviour doesn’t work for maria carrey and no good will come to the church. Is it really asking too much to just show up and play? It makes me seriously wonder if this ever occurs on Marty’s solo tours? Kilbey stated, “This has always been one of my greatest fears. I always have nightmares and I try to pinch myself to wake up.” Well it certainly sounds like Marty is the one who needs a good pinch to wake him up while there’s still people willing to travel great distances to see the band perform. I’m afraid antics like this may hurt their future status among fans since I seriously doubt we’ll ever make a real effort to catch them live again. Perhaps next time around you should include a disclaimer stating “guitarist diva may leave stage at any given moment.”

    (No doubt this will be rather unpopular with many posters of this blog but it seems ninety five percent of the postings weren’t even at the gig.)

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    smoochgirl | 9 August 2006 at 10:10 pm #

    hey, old nick, i don’t know what you’ve been smokin’, but you’ve obviously never sufferd a migraine! they come on unexpectedly-things are kosher one minute and the next minute you’re in hell. now i wasn’t at the gig, but i sure as hell wouldn’t miss out on another concert just because things didn’t go so good at one show. shit happens. i would be extremely disappointed not to see marty play, but as someone else pointed out, with the remaining 3 pulling together on the fly, it really showcases their talent. i wouln’t hold it against these guys-just because you’re a “dedicated” fan willing to drive a few hours in a storm to a gig and spend some money on it doesn’t mean they owe you anything. it was very generous of them to give out free merch. i certainly wouldn’t expect that. if you’re ill, you’re ill. i’ve had tickets to attend a big name concert before and we drove across town to find out that the singer was “under the weather” and the show was cancelled. be glad you didn’t go through hell and high water for that! the fact that they carried on one man short, it makes me respect them all the more.

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    Old Nick the sea captain | 9 August 2006 at 10:56 pm #

    Key words “you drove across town…”

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    DJK082067 | 13 August 2006 at 9:57 pm #

    Hey SMOOCHGIRL…you mentioned at the end of your blog about drivin across town to discover the show was cancelled, tell me it wasn’t Depeche Mode at Allstate. They did not tell us to 1 1/2 before the show was cancelled. My wife and I had 6th dead center and saw the same tour on 11/29/05. Bullshit Mancow in Chicago had a fake “in-studio” recording that morning and played it off like they were in the studio chatting w/ them. So glad that crackhead is no longer on our airwaves. Tix were refunded. Now just waiting for 9/29? for the DVD tour from Italy so I can further enjoy what I missed.
    Enjoy Life !!!
    DJK

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    jamester | 15 August 2006 at 4:00 am #

    I was down in MB to be with my son on his 21st bday. I noticed the show and purchased tickets for the upcoming show. I turned my son on to the Church when he was very young. We listened to all the songs i had on my iPod, 200 or more, live and studio, prior to the show.

    In my head, Antenna played over and over, leading up to the show. I’ll admit our dissapointment when Marty left the stage, and it sometimes felt like watching a car wreck. But the band has stones, and continued. At much of your expense, thanks for making it a very memorable nite for both of us.

    Hopefully we’ll catch you again, with or without Marty, if you ever come to St. Louis.

    Sean

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