posted on February 23, 2009 at 12:27 am

number 3
last night
triffids final stand for a while
my voice was shot
my god i hope you dont think i was trying to singh like that
the usual 4 songs
except for my voice i was ok
jumping around more than ever
till finally in field of glass
i went more gonzo than i thought poss
was this what triffids fans wanted?
i dunno
i was simply compelled to do it
the music
the lights
the occasion
the pounding of life in my heart
the screaming voices of all my distant lives
dave mccombs songs reach me and turn me about
oh dave i hope you heard last night
20 years on my son
those songs aint even looking like running outta mojo
theres as much pain n glory n agony n ecstasy as ever before
you were perths own dylan cave cohen
you were a bit of a genius
and if you were anything like your brothers
you were a fucking nice bloke too
dave i love singing yer songs
it was a true honour
(much rather sing those songs than my own)
born sandy d is one of the best records ever by anyone
the triffids are amazing
they encompass so many styles and approaches
its hard to step into daves shoes and sing his songs
it was hard n demanding work
i have learnt so much
it was a privilege to work with cats like harvey n casey
alsy n jill are so lovely
graham lee is a beautiful cat n keeper of the flame
rob mccomb is a great musician n genuinely nice bloke
mark dawson n jp n julian n james …too cool
the snarski brothers…what great singers
ditto mel o
youth group…soon mega stars in spain
n ricky who is like a fucking son to me
i love all you guys
and steve miller the whacky m.c.
youre a very funny guy
good on ya!
gimme more engine shudder please
dish up some more please
i’m ready
anytime you say
till next time
a river derchee

11 Responses to “number 3”

  1. avatar
    veleska1970 | 23 February 2009 at 1:15 am #

    have a safe flight home, steve.

    lotza love….

  2. avatar
    fantasticandy | 23 February 2009 at 1:15 am #

    someones had a bloody good time!

  3. avatar
    the dean | 23 February 2009 at 1:38 am #

    the album born sandy devotional is an undisputed classic – so much space, desolation, redemption.
    the song born sandy devotional is about a girl called sandy. great allegory.

  4. avatar
    knot | 23 February 2009 at 2:00 am #

    in the darkness I try to find a word on a black page
    and it is


  5. avatar
    Celticat | 23 February 2009 at 4:01 am #

    Interviews on local media this morning with punters that were there all have one thing in common – they all used words like amazing, unbeliveable, best ever and so on…..

    Must have been a ripper night


  6. avatar
    princey | 23 February 2009 at 9:28 am #

    Ok, now rest up and let it flow when u get here in a week or so 🙂

  7. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 23 February 2009 at 10:59 am #

    shit i wish i was there…..
    love always….

  8. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 23 February 2009 at 12:50 pm #

    Seoigh — I wrote a very similar comment concerning The Church on vinyl about 6 months ago. I recently bought a vinyl record player and a whole bunch of new vinyl records and I WANT THE CHURCH ON VINYL, TOO. Pretty much everybody else — major label names as well as indie label artists — is releasing their new albums on vinyl. So c’mon, Steve – get BACK TO BLACK.

  9. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 23 February 2009 at 3:18 pm #

    It’s lamentable that the Triffid’s are not very well known in the United States. They’re literally obscure over here. The Church is much more recognized.

  10. avatar
    catchow | 23 February 2009 at 3:54 pm #

    I hope you’ve enjoyed these 3 days
    in perth.
    you all guys seemed to be a terrific team of good friends …
    that’s why your work results so well.

  11. avatar
    davem | 23 February 2009 at 6:25 pm #

    I’m really glad you’ve enjoyed it and that the dates have been so well received.
    You might well enjoy singing them more than your own songs, but I know which I prefer to listen to…kilbeeeyyyyy!!

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