posted on June 17, 2009 at 3:46 pm



k.c. got cancelled
it was a logistical nightmare
we would have to stay awake impossibly
and drive dangerously sleepy n tired
ok if you have a coach
it would have been foolish to attempt it
im sorry
im sorry to people who made travel arrangements
im sorry to people who were coming
we deeply apologise for any problems caused
i am very very tired
we drove 12 hours yesterday
still vibrating
no time to do anything
hopefully
a bigger better blog tomorrow
sk

79 Responses to “not going to kansas city, kansas city here i dont come”

  1. avatar
    Cee | 17 June 2009 at 3:53 pm #

    I always think your tour dates are too ambitious and I take my hat off to your commitment.
    I'm one of the lucky ones and I appreciate it.
    Besos,
    Cee
    xox

  2. avatar
    popstar | 17 June 2009 at 4:00 pm #

    Hi Steve. I'm one of those who had tickets to the KC show. While I'm very disappointed, I do want you and the boys to be safe and not push things. I know touring can get to be a grind, and the constant motion of being in a vehicle day after day does get very, very old. We'll miss you, but I'm glad you've come through before. I hope to see you here again. Stay safe. Appreciate the blog update too. It's very kind. Thanks!

  3. avatar
    ronbonham | 17 June 2009 at 4:18 pm #

    I am a bit sadden, but f*ck man,

    you cats ain't driving around

    in the plushest of rides are you?

    Do what is best for you and the

    band's long term future. No worries

    here, I got my fill of the Church

    and I thank you guys for it! Good

    luck the rest of the way and take

    care of yourself man!!

    Ron

  4. avatar
    Dave | 17 June 2009 at 4:50 pm #

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, then it's a good post πŸ˜‰

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 June 2009 at 5:05 pm #

    Sleep is the best medicine.

  6. avatar
    Anna Crow | 17 June 2009 at 5:07 pm #

    i admit i'm super broken-hearted about the cancellation, but i DO "get" it.

    I mean, our drive time woulda been equivalent to your's from Colorado to Missouri, and we were taking an extra day to chill the night before the show because of the hard travel. I cant imagine making the trip AND having to play a gig the same night? you're right to have cancelled.

    as crushed as i am, as i said in my last comment, i'm just glad you are all safe and well. i do mean that sincerely. we've got some beautiful new music from y'all to enjoy. thank you, from the bottom to the top of my heart, for that.

    safe travels….

    xxx joanna satana

  7. avatar
    Craig MIller | 17 June 2009 at 5:33 pm #

    They would've had to get offstage in Denver, and immediately get in the van and start driving all night to Kansas City. This after a 25 hour drive from Seattle. Definitely not safe.

  8. avatar
    Freddie | 17 June 2009 at 5:40 pm #

    M’lord, you are a lil’ child(e) .
    πŸ˜€
    Get some rest.
    You look fantastic and we love ya.
    xoxo

  9. avatar
    Cee | 17 June 2009 at 6:11 pm #

    Thanks for the visuals!

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 June 2009 at 6:16 pm #

    SK:

    Don't cancel the falls church show, b/c we're all driving up from southern north carolina, but if you do, we'll just drive a few more hours to the next town.

    if i were dylan, i'd send my coach and my people to pick you up. 100 shows a year, age 68, no big deal. beats hell out of sitting on your ass.

    the show must go on. the people have paid.

    drink a few yellow-cans, the 'banquets', and enjoy your tour of america. you need 5 hours sleep per day to unpoach your brain. ease the left-right conflicts.

    Wilfred Paradise.

  11. avatar
    davem | 17 June 2009 at 6:42 pm #

    Glad you're all ok.
    Those early comments here were heart-warming. I hope there isn't too much flack in later posts.
    You're a great band but you also have great fans. So many people really do appreciate and value all that you do.

  12. avatar
    CSTCoach | 17 June 2009 at 7:02 pm #

    "ok if you have a coach"

    …but you do have a coach! you shoulda called, man…

    I don't know how you guys keep up that pace and still manage to perform your guts out every night.

    Get a little sleep and stay healthy and safe, druid.

    ps- i hope that first pic isn't a photo of your hotel! it's nice and roomy, but the matress isn't all that great.

  13. avatar
    buckmoose | 17 June 2009 at 7:08 pm #

    Having made that 10-hour haul from Denver to KC a number of times, I can relate. It is disappointing to miss yet another Church tour. It's not like we can just go see some "other" band that sounds like the Church.

    Anyway, I've got my Painkiller and my Untitled #23 to spin (repeatedly!), so I'll suck it up and deal. You and your compadres be safe, rested, and have a great rest of the tour.

  14. avatar
    neverman | 17 June 2009 at 7:29 pm #

    sk –
    traveling up from atlanta and looking forward to chicago

    hope your travels are good and that rest comes easier

    greg

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 June 2009 at 7:51 pm #

    WTF??
    "oh, sorry dude, we just cant make it ,,,sorry.

    S.O.P. in this country today, how about grow some balls …. and DONT MAKE PROMISES YOU CANT KEEP!!

    I am no longer a fan of yours, I will be happy to have my money back., you are WEAK!!!

    I am sure you wont allow this post ,,,,, no problem, it is mainly for you anyway..

    bye bye

  16. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 17 June 2009 at 8:26 pm #

    Unless I'm wrong, there's no tour date in New York City. Why ! It's by far the nation's most populated city. I must be wrong.

  17. avatar
    veleska1970 | 17 June 2009 at 8:29 pm #

    great pix!! get some rest, honey.

    lotza love….

  18. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 17 June 2009 at 8:30 pm #

    I was very, very wrong. The Church will grace the big apple. Plaudits !

  19. avatar
    Andy Axel | 17 June 2009 at 8:40 pm #

    As the estimable road warrior Mike Watt has been wont to say, "if you're not playin' you're payin'." Even if you have to work the road you can't let it work you.

    In that spirit: I'm gonna make it to Chicago. Hope you can still make it there. I haven't ever been able to make something work out before and I've been following The Church since I got a dubbed copy of Heyday back in 1987. (Damn near killed my wife to hear that you toured AU wine country with Paul Kelly a while back. She's a huge PK fan. Hopefully she'll be a full convert after this weekend.)

    Just wishin' your show was a little later so I could go see The Posies down on Randolph Street…

  20. avatar
    Mary | 17 June 2009 at 8:43 pm #

    you need to do whats best for you guys, if the fans get angry or upset and dont understand then they arent fans at all, (wink) just remember that babe and please stay safe and take care of you guys, love ya
    mary

  21. avatar
    EDD | 17 June 2009 at 8:47 pm #

    Don't let the sound of you own wheels make you crazy…..

  22. avatar
    iseult | 17 June 2009 at 8:48 pm #

    gorgeousgarudasanask!

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 June 2009 at 9:03 pm #

    CEE says, "I always think your tour dates are too ambitious and I take my hat off to your commitment."

    —————-

    Easily said when you don't have tickets for said show. "Commitment?" What a ridiculous and foolish assessment. Personally, if there's not an illness, drug overdose (sorry, Steve-O), or death, not showing up for a gig that fans paid good money to see and set time aside from their busy lives for is pretty f*cking unprofessional. The tour dates were "too ambitious??" Then don't set them only to sh*t on your fans. You know, fans being the reason you HAVE this career!

    This only happened because this band apparently thinks people here in the sticks just aren't worth the effort apparently. Do you think they will cancel shows in Chicago, New York, Dallas, Miami, etc? Nah, I'd bet my life they wouldn't. Do I still love the band's music? Always, but this was a sorry f*cking way to sh*t on your fans. Thanks for nothing, Kilbey. Hopefully you'll come back on an 'Oldies' tour in about 10 years. I won't hold my breath, though.

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 June 2009 at 9:05 pm #

    dude you look so freakin healthy in the photos ..always a suprise to see instead of just read u …peace

  25. avatar
    Chris | 17 June 2009 at 9:19 pm #

    Mr Kilbey,
    My wife and I were disappointed to find the show cancelled. We can hardly blame you though. That is a very tough schedule to try to maintain.

    Please, consider coming our way again. We'll be watching for you.

    Sincerely,
    -Christopher

  26. avatar
    fantasticandy | 17 June 2009 at 10:46 pm #

    i told yer to get some kip!
    aw….my pal sunshine will be so upset though……..
    i'm just glad yer all ok.

  27. avatar
    Jasperina | 17 June 2009 at 11:18 pm #

    The pics speak for themselves anyway. Steve plays the part of Dorothy lost in a weird land of make believe. The other 'yoga boy photo' well that one is just pure inspiration. Rest when you can cause when the cup is only half full how much can you really give to people? What you give and what you do is the greatest gift to us all so take care Steve…

  28. avatar
    princey | 17 June 2009 at 11:30 pm #

    That's right,Health'n'Safety comes first, you'll be forgiven I'm sure sk.
    I was getting worried something "bad" happened to you cos you hadn't blogged for so long, so thanx forthe update and the panther pics!!! you look pretty pretty for someone who's been on the road with no sleep killsy:)
    Take care and love always,
    Amanda

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 June 2009 at 12:15 am #

    calling down the b and the z said

    space saviour would most certainly
    sound best in philadelphia…dontcha think?

    we need the beauty
    we need it
    we need

    we cant let it go

    i swear thats an opinion and in no way resembles at all anything even distantly related to or even remotely connected to a request in any way at all..and then some…promise.

  30. avatar
    frank | 18 June 2009 at 12:18 am #

    Steve you really do need some rest you have missplaced Wednesday June 17th. It was an uneventful day so you didn't miss to much. The days all mesh together on the road.

    Peace
    Frank

  31. avatar
    jaime r... | 18 June 2009 at 12:31 am #

    Nice fotos.. Do be safe guys..
    and no worries just come back in about 3-4 years time… see yu in Chicago & Milwaukee!!!!!.. peace

  32. avatar
    doctorwatson | 18 June 2009 at 12:56 am #

    I'm one of the lucky ones that will see the Church in Londonderry, NH on July 3rd. Be safe in your travels. Best wishes to the group on their cross country tour and a sincere thanks for coming to the US. Will

  33. avatar
    PAGEY | 18 June 2009 at 12:57 am #

    It was fate. Was this Marty's last minute joke to get you guys to go over the schedule last minute and then go, WTF Marty?

    "We are not in Kansas anymore.. Steve"

    Dorothy – The Wizard of Oz

    One thing is for certain, you are Wizards of Oz….

    Love you all and me too sorry to the fans who are snubbed somehow….

    X)X)X)X
    ;-0

    pagey=0
    http://www.violettown.net

  34. avatar
    Jim in Denver | 18 June 2009 at 1:26 am #

    Steve,

    Bummer on the KC cancellation, sounds like things are tight.. Hopefully you'll be in Denver this evening and can get some rest, weather tomorrow to be ok. Can't wait to see you guys tomorrow night, the Gothic is a great venue. You need to set up your cosmetimachine at the merch table, $5 USD a shot!

    Cheers, adjo, best wishes, seeya,
    -Jim

  35. avatar
    M E M | 18 June 2009 at 1:38 am #

    …like a tree. how grounded.
    i've been on that pavement too
    before… the whole in ur heart
    ouch…

    …mighty branches blow in the
    breeze…

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 June 2009 at 1:46 am #

    Missed you the last time you came thru KC. Promise to come back next time around. I enjoy the blog!

  37. avatar
    PAGEY | 18 June 2009 at 1:55 am #

    This blog is still on phantom of Oz time!! hahahaha!!! says June 18th, but we are all here and you are still a day ahead? You would think with your time travel you could make the gigs on time….HAHAHA!!

    Good one, no seriously. You need a Leer Jet….god bless the souls of those flying in those these days…..

  38. avatar
    Shawn El | 18 June 2009 at 2:15 am #

    Is that second picture meant to be you doing the Scarlet Kilbey dance? Or is that the thespian Kilbey character?

  39. avatar
    the dean | 18 June 2009 at 2:24 am #

    some sort of yellow brick road syndrome I suspect

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 June 2009 at 2:42 am #

    Thanks for keeping in touch sk. Love following your journey. Enjoy.

    Take care
    Lady Di

  41. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 18 June 2009 at 3:42 am #

    ….gotta look after yourselves, guys……

    love always……

  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 June 2009 at 3:42 am #

    I remember the blog you wrote on sleep… oh beautiful sleep, and this one reminds me of how tired I have been while driving. I drove to see relatives in Alabama from Texas last christmas eve, and i was so tired i met the limits of my capabilities and had to turn the controls over to my mom. All of you please be safe, and I hope that you all wear seat belts. Don't feel bad about it at all… its better to miss one show instead of all of them… if you know what i mean.
    Stay well rested, and still loving all that you guys do.
    -Allen
    Galveston TX

  43. avatar
    linjo | 18 June 2009 at 4:10 am #

    Are you skipping for joy cause the wrinkles have gone? Must say you are looking fabulous Steve, a picture of health and those calves …..whoo!
    I started using Ungvita on my very sensitive face because I ran out of my usual and have found its a great emollient (but prob no good for vegans as it contains fish oil)and no good if you have a love life because its a bit whiffy. All the best and hope you get a chance to rest up. Linda

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 June 2009 at 5:08 am #

    ("Hmmm … a copy of the tour is posted on the main site. Yup, very hectic. I'm surprised they find time to breathe. The Road is a b$$$$.

    I'm glad The Intersection (G.R.)will have tickets at the door – at least I'll have gas money to go watch a sunset …")

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 June 2009 at 6:10 am #

    Sorry to here the show in KC was canceled. I was at the Portland show and all I can say is "WOW" I have seen The Church in 88,90,94,97,98 and in 02 and I must say this is the best show of there's I have ever seen. Thank's Steve and I am glad that you enjoyed that veggie burger.

    It's kind of funny, it just seems that your more relaxed now days.
    Turning 54? No presure from record companies? Being a husband and a parent? A better Steve? That's what it is, or maybe all of the above. πŸ™‚

    FYI: I saw Marty at the same place this past August. It was sad as there was maybe 20 people there, but he played well and never complained.

  46. avatar
    frostatmidnight | 18 June 2009 at 6:16 am #

    I won't be the first to say this, but…you've got the physique of a 20 year old male, and everyone who sees these photos should give up meat pronto and start doing yoga in earnest! Hope you guys are having a fun tour.

    love,
    kristine

  47. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 June 2009 at 8:43 am #

    It was good to see and meet you in Seattle, Steve.
    Hm, could you maybe reflect on your time in the emerald city?
    Thanks for the chat, your time, art, music, visuals!!
    Have a great trip, despite the tweeking.
    Love,
    Laurie

  48. avatar
    lily was here | 18 June 2009 at 10:13 am #

    even kc will understand me saying 'you drop dead gorgeous'

    Stay safe xox

    ps it wasnt steve's decision to cancel

  49. avatar
    Celticat | 18 June 2009 at 11:21 am #

    Weeoo,

    what a ride Steve. I'm still gobsmacked that you take the time to stay in touch.

    Love to you, Peter, Marty, Tim and your fambley

  50. avatar
    heatherdaydream | 18 June 2009 at 11:28 am #

    great pics….nk and killerbees the youngers must miss you more looking at them…..
    sorry to hear about the cancellation and the arduous schedule; and sorry I didn't win the forty million lotto tuesday night and send y'all a jet..fans included

    dandelions and violets for ya

    xxKittykat

  51. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 18 June 2009 at 11:40 am #

    guys, i was thinkin' that the first photo was of sk throwing himself down on the pavement in dispair and the second one was a variation on the crucifixion…..well, some individuals here seem to want to put the poor soul up on a cross somewhere…….
    love always……

  52. avatar
    sartorius | 18 June 2009 at 1:30 pm #

    An adult male cannot wear shorts outside Australia.
    Stop it.

  53. avatar
    anon 7.03 = barry | 18 June 2009 at 1:32 pm #

    Comment moderation not working so well, huh?

  54. avatar
    John Garratt | 18 June 2009 at 2:13 pm #

    Did someone try to mug you? Did you scare them off with that "pose"?

  55. avatar
    Anna Crow | 18 June 2009 at 2:48 pm #

    i'm appalled at the vitriol spewed by those anon. folks. "grow some balls?" Post with your name, and THEN talk about growing balls, mr. anon……

    not here to start a row….. just horrified at the selfishness of others. and yes, i DO feel i have a right to say somethin about it because I TOO am a fan that spent money, paid for tickets, hotel, took some rare (and hard to come by) time off from work, was plannin on driving 9 or so hours myself, bought extra stuff for the trip etc. but all that said? I'd still rather have the band take care of THEMSELVES!

    "You are WEAK!" WHAT??? No, they aren't weak, but? They also aren't 20 year olds…. As if the gigs aren't exhausting enough, throw in epic drive times, and you have the makings of some serious health and well being issues if ya aren't careful. And it's not like they did this intentionally.

    Apology MORE than accepted, Mr. K. Have an f'in EXCELLENT rest of the tour! Not only would I do all this again, I *WILL* be doing all this again your next time through!

    SINcerely ~ Joanna Satana

  56. avatar
    John Drake | 18 June 2009 at 2:53 pm #

    ekklesia

    church

    called out ones

    peace steve

  57. avatar
    Ellen | 18 June 2009 at 3:00 pm #

    Thanks for the photos, Steve.

    I was SO fortunate to you at The Roxy in LA and I can verify what frostatmidnight: you've got the physique of a much younger man!

    Health and safety are THE top priority and I'm so glad to hear you using common sense (even when you need to cancel a gig) and taking care of yourselves!

    After all, if something happens (God forbid) then what good is it? It's like these idiots that are anxious for the pilot to take off when the plane isn't fully operational. Taking the extra time and care to make sure everyone arrives safely is imperative.

    Anyway, rest up, stay safe and healthy.

    Sending healing hugs to you.

    P.S. Ignore any and all idiots who don't understand – to hell with them. Most people will be sympathetic and understanding.

  58. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 June 2009 at 3:03 pm #

    C'mon, people! Stop trying to justify this band's unprofessional and sorry-assed behavior. If I don't want to show up for work because I stayed up until 1:30 in the morning, I don't call in sick or f*cking CANCEL. I show up because I made a commitment to people. That's how it works. Unless health reasons (the only health hazard here may be Steve's drug dabbling) interfere, show up for the gig, or you aren't worth a damn in the real world. Why isn't THAT opinion being considered here???

    Simply put, if you can't keep your word by honoring a commitment, you're a liar. PERIOD. The Church lied to their KC fans and people on this ridiculous blog try to justify this abhorrent work-ethic, while they will get to see their shows in cities that The Church thinks matter more than some smaller city in Middle America. I am fucking outraged at this band for this Bullsh*t. I will always enjoy their music, but these guys have lost a MOUNTAIN of my respect….not that they give two sh*ts. That's why they cancel shows. They just don't CARE…….

  59. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 June 2009 at 3:31 pm #

    MARY sez: "if the fans get angry or upset and dont understand then they arent fans at all, (wink)"

    _______________________________

    How stupid……It's BECAUSE we ARE (or should I say WERE) fans that we are disappointed of this shoddy, sad cancellation in KC. I bought my first Church album in 1982 and I bought it via Import, because there wasn't a copy to be had anywhere in Kansas City. So, your judging of who IS or isn't a fan is foolish. You are simply talking out your a$$…..and this band is truly F-O-U-L to cancel gigs when there isn't a body being swept off a Hotel room somewhere. If these guys are on the road, then BE on the road and honor commitments. Perhaps Aussies just don't have the same honor, pride, or work-ethic we Yanks do…………….tsk.tsk. Bloated, Rock Stars who have taken a page out of "Spinal Tap." I thought THIS band was above that kind of crap.

  60. avatar
    Cee | 18 June 2009 at 3:51 pm #

    This is for the anon dud that called me out:
    http://www.youtube.comwatch?v=sFacWGBJ_cs

  61. avatar
    Craig MIller | 18 June 2009 at 3:58 pm #

    I'm glad to see that MOST of the KC people are being cool about this. Trust me, no band ever wants to cancel a show if they can at all help it.

  62. avatar
    steve kilbey | 18 June 2009 at 5:49 pm #

    the vicious nasty comments are all coming from the same idiot
    hey
    do you think that i booked or cancelled that show
    do you really think it was cancelled because we thought kc was an "unimportant city"
    for 2 or 3 days now we have done 12 to 14 hour drives
    if we had attempted kc
    it would have stretched our endurance beyond what
    a bunch of old aussie guys could manage
    as far as wearing fucking shorts
    if you had legs like mine, mofo, youd wanna wear shorts
    i wear what i fuckin like
    and if anyone here dont like me, my shorts, my band or my reasons for doing things
    you know where to find me
    and i'll fucking deal with yer complaints personally
    with a fuckin' smack round yer head
    cmon down
    if you wanna see me
    and we'll sort it out
    one way or another
    the killer
    to you others
    i appreciate your kind understanding

  63. avatar
    davem | 18 June 2009 at 6:10 pm #

    We lurve you killer. Even in the shorts and boots combo!
    Thinking of you and wishing you were visiting us!

  64. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 June 2009 at 6:10 pm #

    Looking forward to Denver tonight!
    A Month Of Sundays has always been one of…if not THE greatest inspiration musically in my 32 years of life. Smiles will be shown off to the crowd, tears will be shed inside when the house lights shine, I can't thank you enough.

    No,no,no I must be on my way, but it really has been a plesent night!

  65. avatar
    eek | 18 June 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    I know I'd be horribly bummed if I had planned on seeing the KC show, so I do understand the disappointment. The vitriol, however…. I think that guy is just getting off on bitching. I guess everyone needs a hobby.

    Exhaustion can be deadly, especially on the road. Take care of yourself out there, Steve (and the whole entourage).

    ps — legs like yours should indeed be shown!!

  66. avatar
    stealthblue | 18 June 2009 at 6:26 pm #

    Unbelievable words out of your selfish, inconsiderate noggin,you "anon" cry baby. Health is exactly the reason they couldn't make it to KC in the first place. Would you have preferred it if they were seriously hurt, or God forbid, even killed in a road accident or something due to over exertion and exhaustion? Do you think they are riding in a sweet, luxurious coach driven by hired bloke? Do you think they are sleeping in 5-star hotels and are driven to the gigs in limousines?? Well, you are wrong, friend, and way out of line. We're all lucky they are even here, and still making records and on the road after 30 years!!! Seriously, who else gives you this kind of interaction, upfront and personal?? Besides you don't know all of the logistics. If you were a real fan or even cosidered yourself a "friend" to the band, you would have never said all that rubbish. Yes, it does seriously suck that they could not be there for you guys this time around. We've probably all been deprived of a show or two before for undisclosed reaons. It does suck when it happens, no doubt. But you have a seriously venomous tongue and I am fairly certain that you do not represent the majority of Church "fans" that had intentions and plans of seeing them in Kansas City. There was no "lie" or any "promise" to you to be there. Calling them "unprofessional"??? Jesus!! Are you kidding? You are just an obnoxious overly-disappointed poor excuse for a "fan." "They just don't care" Ohhh, boo-hooo. Come on, man!!! Seriously, life is FULL of disappointments, and I can't blame you for being bummed out about this, but those were some truly vicious remarks to the band and SK…referring to "drug use", etc. That's hitting way below the belt. Give us all a break and either apologize or simply leave already. On that note, isn't the Church worth forgiveness?

    Peace,

    BV

  67. avatar
    Melquiades | 18 June 2009 at 6:35 pm #

    sorry to hear of the minor earthquakes along the way. being on the road must be like life condensed. like the yoga pose on the ground. It looks like a late night version of the savasna!

    rock on…

  68. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 June 2009 at 6:37 pm #

    STEVE, TRY NOT TO TAKE SOME COMMENTS FROM A FEW IDIOTS THAT TRY TO RUIN SOMETHING GOOD TO HEART. ANYONE WITH EVEN A LOW FUNCTIONING BRAIN WOULD KNOW THAT IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT AND YOU WOULD DO ANYTHING YOU COULD TO TRY TO FIX IT. YOU EVEN WENT OUT OF YOUR WAY TO APOLOGIZE ON YOUR BLOG. I DON'T KNOW OF ANY OTHER ROCK STAR WHO WOULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND YOU ARE A ROCK STAR. YOU ARE MORE THAN A ROCK STAR YOU SEEM TO BE VERY CARING FAMILY MAN WHO IS TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING LIKE MOST OF US. JUST READING SOME OF THE COMMENTS ON YOUR BLOG YOU SEEM TO HAVE SOME OF THE GREATEST FANS A PERSON COULD ASK FOR. SO SAYING THAT LET ME TAKE IT TO HEART AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR LIGHT WORK. LIKE I HAVE SAID BEFORE IF THIS PERSON OR PERSON'S LIVE ANY WHERE NEAR MICHIGAN THAT'S PUT A END TO IT. – WISH YOU THE BEST ON YOUR TRAVELING AND ROCKING SEE YA AT THE BAG. MJ FRIMODIG

  69. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 June 2009 at 6:40 pm #

    Well, Kilbey…..if I'm an idiot, at least I have the common decency to honor commitments, unlike you. I mean, am I WRONG about this?? Don't think so. As far as you smacking me "round the head" (what the f*ck does that even MEAN??), you would definitely be barking up the wrong tree. TRUST me!

    In Robert Lurie's book, Nic(k) Ward states that you have a big mouth with little or nothing to back it up, and y'know, I'll just bet that's entirely true. I would LOVE you to TRY and smack me round the head, but you state that I know where I can find you….well, since you aren't coming to KC, that's apparently not the case now, is it? Just some more bullsh*t.

    I am glad you appreciate the others understanding on this egregious and pathetic error on the band's part, but you guys F*cked up. What's to understand?? Anyway, I'll f*ck off now, but know this, I wouldn't go to see you fading flowers ever again if you were playing for free on my front porch. I've learned THAT from all this. Now this "idiot" has some commitments to honor. Watch and learn…………..I'm out.

  70. avatar
    Cee | 18 June 2009 at 6:48 pm #

    Thanks BV and SK.

    I think this person really believes that booking the KC show and then canceling it was a planned move conjured up in backroom in Sydney somewhere; a move directed at it personally so as to fk with its head.

    The world doesn't revolve around you, anon – get used to it!

  71. avatar
    m.p.k | 18 June 2009 at 7:57 pm #

    missing a gig is no big deal. it happens all the time.

    Kilbey and the Church are translators for a vibration that wouldn't even be on this planet except in our dreams if they weren't doing their jobs which is to bring it here thru music. Thank the gods they have been so willing to suffer what it takes to bring the sounds to manifestation.

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    Dave | 18 June 2009 at 8:52 pm #

    Anonymous gets the Over Reactor of the year award. Congratulations….

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    Anonymous | 18 June 2009 at 9:07 pm #

    So sorry to not see one of my favorite bands ever. Also missing Adam Franklin is a shame. Please plan another visit to us in KC. Soon.

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    Mary | 19 June 2009 at 2:20 am #

    anon, you shithead, you are a fucking coward hiding behind Anonymous, its so sad you wont even put your real name, you were never a fan like i said, cause if you were you wouldnt be treating the band you say you liked like this, you are a fake and need attention and its sad you come here to do it, what you cant get laid? you dont have friends? did mommy make you dress up a certain way so therefore you have to talk shit about the way people dress, there is a reason why I hate people like you, I wear a tshirt and jeans all the time and i dont give a shit what people like you think and the funny thing is I dress down and Church or a nice restaraunt and you know what? I dont fucking care what people think, so quit talking shit, grow some balls, and go get a life, and stop getting into this blog, cause no one gives a shit about your fucking opinion anyway. PS, we dont know if you actually missed work or not cause you dont have a blog and talk about it, we dont know what you do all day so dont talk shit about other people and say your are the better one if you have no proof you fucking idiot.

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    c-rock | 19 June 2009 at 3:12 am #

    hee hee, thanks for the eye candy! you look fantastic (must be the yoga?)! if ya weren't my father's age, i might have the hots for ya. πŸ™‚ best wishes for a smooth tour.

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    Anonymous | 19 June 2009 at 11:10 am #

    …..oooops, I'm back one more time (just for YOU, Mary) to state that it wasn't ME who was ragging on Kilbey's shorts. I could give two sh*ts what he wears. That wasn't me. Period. That's just silly. As for your caring about my opinion, well, apparently YOU do, or you wouldn't be screeching like some sad little harpie, as you've just done here. Lots of invective, but zero substance. Nice, Mary………..

    Look, all I was saying here is that Kilbey and company are a bunch of spoiled primma donnas who are a disgrace to touring bands EVERYWHERE for cancelling shows for no good reason (oh, I work SOOO hard! Well, so do I, Kilbey, so do I)…..and this comes from someone who has enjoyed their music longer than you have, so please shut your piehole, OK. Oh, the mouth on you! Your concern for my BALLS is lovely, though. It would also be a grand idea if you deleted your photo….Good lord! Don't worry, I'll let you folks get back to worshiping this lazy has-been. NOW-I'm gone. For good (seriously). On to COMMITMENTS. Adios………….

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    Anonymous | 19 June 2009 at 4:20 pm #

    Crikey, Marty Willson Piper and the Boys are passing us by… bummer!

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    Anonymous | 20 June 2009 at 10:03 pm #

    hey anon! have you ever been in a touring band before? if you have, then you would know half the booking agents out there are humans not robots and they occasionally make mistakes figuring in drive time and don't factor in some details of long drives becoming longer because ANYTHING can happen out there! also, most of the time it's the tour manager's decision to skip a gig NOT the band… ya see? so lay off this poor band you've been a fan of for SO long…. it's weirding everyone out.

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    Dave | 23 June 2009 at 2:57 am #

    Sorry for the day late/dollar short reply….It took for ever to find this old pic. This is what happened to some friends of mine (early 1990's) when they drove for a really long time non stop. All band members survived!

    http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k80/vlad-z/CTE-Wreck.jpg


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