posted on March 24, 2008 at 1:19 am

this is post 910
the church played last night at lizottes
a small restaurant theatre on nsws central coast
the gig was accoustic
we played pretty damn fine
my mother was there
the audience was great
the food before was excellent
i had a polenta stack
i didnt make too many mistakes
the dressing room was really nice
looking out on a garden and then green rolling fields
almost was like sweden in summertime
i was driving so i didnt drink
it was raining and misty as we drove home
petes daughter O slept in the back
shed been doing guitar teching
peter had been talking to my mother
and we talked about my parents as i drove carefully home
about my dads angina
and his business and stuff
we felt satisfied with the gig
despite any odds we accounted of ourselves well
the olde sk could have never done it
but he buggered off
and left me standing here
with the necessity of doing it
he had his fun
he had his moment
then he sucked off into his mind
i was the result of his abdication
we are partially connected still in some way
he assists in an advisory capacity now
but i dont miss him that much
enjoy yer last day of easter!
kil b

28 Responses to “one after 909”

  1. avatar
    eek | 24 March 2008 at 1:36 am #

    Glad it went well.

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    cloudburst | 24 March 2008 at 2:23 am #

    Ah Steve, the gig was truly fantastic. I left thinking that I’d seen the very best of the church. humble and witty, gloriously hairy (!:)) brilliant music, soundscapes lasting well beyond the confines of the gig.. I went with two mates, one of whom had never seen the church before, and they were terribly terribly impressed.

    thank you for such a brilliant gig, and some wonderful memories to take back to the cold dreary uk with me. (it snowed there yesterday!)

    biggest of love, respect and honour to you and your bretheren – and a very sincere thanks from a grateful audience. 🙂
    jane xxx

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    Brien Comerford | 24 March 2008 at 2:44 am #

    Thank you for reporting on the sunshine that The Church generated at the gig Cloudburst.

    Sk’s got British heart and an Indian soul. Australia seems to be the apropos place for him to reside.

    At Easter my family was cheering for an Aussie Golfer to defeat the dynamic and peerless Tiger Woods. Then the rain postponed the match in Florida, the sunshine state. Tiger’s a perfect name because he’s a real victorious predator on the course. Brien out!

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    JJ | 24 March 2008 at 2:51 am #

    Move over once, move over twice….sounds like the gig went well from reading above. I kind of like rainy drives, something soft and sublime about the falling rain, the duskiness, puts me in a reflective mood for conversation with whomever i’m with, or just the private thoughts one has alone sometimes as the pavement recedes forever in the rearview mirror, like the past.

    Low-key day here, lo-fi, low frequency, brunch with la familia at nice restaurant with tasty goodies. Everybody pulled their socks up, everybody put their foot down, oh yeah…..

    Any new songs get an airing last night?

  5. avatar
    cloudburst | 24 March 2008 at 3:23 am #

    brief review now up on my blog 🙂

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    Hellbound Heart | 24 March 2008 at 4:41 am #

    yum…polenta stack…yummm…sounds like a lovely gig…hope you enjoy today too, sk…
    love always

  7. avatar
    ScaughtFive | 24 March 2008 at 4:47 am #

    Lovely sounding gig. Good deal that you can move through linear time in relative peace with the former versions of yourself. Not always easy but things is so much more loverly when everybody plays nice.

  8. avatar
    davem | 24 March 2008 at 7:04 am #

    Oh to have been there.
    Thanks for the review Jane.
    The current Kilbey is a great man.

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    Klink | 24 March 2008 at 7:52 am #

    Missed the gig last night due to prior commitments I couldnt get put of BUT will be at the Vanguard this Thurs for your CD launch..looking forward to that.

    One thing, on the Vanguard website, they mention Steve Kilbey “former” lead singer of The Church….I hope it was a literal Faux Pas???

    Have a great show..

  10. avatar
    fantasticandy | 24 March 2008 at 8:23 am #

    thanks jane,
    i shall read your review post-haste.
    seems like a really good night killer….
    did you tone-down the language for joycie though?
    and what a gamour-puss guitar tech!
    as for your episle to we deciples..
    at least yours would have had some import!!!!!
    ….but it’s a bugger when that happens innit?

    andy L.

  11. avatar
    princey | 24 March 2008 at 9:52 am #

    Wow, what a great night it must have been, mamma must have been so proud!
    Can’t wait for The Toff gig, only 14 sleeps to go……
    Love Amanda

  12. avatar
    Celticat | 24 March 2008 at 10:37 am #

    Loved to have been there.


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    Melby Symon | 24 March 2008 at 10:57 am #

    sk…wonderful to hear you were so happy with the gig….it bodes well for the Toff gig in Melby (yep princey only 14 sleeps to go !!! yeah). polenta stack sounds nice too.

  14. avatar
    matthew | 24 March 2008 at 1:05 pm #

    “then he sucked off into his mind”… ahahahaha, nice. I’m so glad the gig went well Steve.

  15. avatar
    restaurant mark | 24 March 2008 at 1:08 pm #

    sounds like the show went well…happy to hear it

    post 910 huh? wow…that’s a lot of bloggin’! thanks for your time sir

    take care everyone


  16. avatar
    veleska1970 | 24 March 2008 at 1:19 pm #

    wish i coulda been there. 🙁

    wow. over 900 posts. planning anything special to celebrate #1,000? i’m with mark~~thanks so much for taking the time. we appreciate it!!

    lotza love…..

  17. avatar
    CSTCoach | 24 March 2008 at 2:38 pm #

    happy to hear of another successful show.

    wow, creeping up on a thousand. been here from day one. its been a fascinating ride.

  18. avatar
    Cee | 24 March 2008 at 3:18 pm #

    Ahhh Esteban, gracias for todo!

  19. avatar
    John | 24 March 2008 at 4:41 pm #

    I don’t miss the old/young me either.

    What a total asshole.

    John Garratt

  20. avatar
    tim | 24 March 2008 at 6:27 pm #

    to quote an old 60s tune…byrds i think…

    “I was older then…i’m younger than that now”

    p.s. had dabble on in the jeep on the commute to and from work…love that stuff….can’t wait to here new stuff both solo and church…glad to hear you had a good gig.

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    William | 24 March 2008 at 7:27 pm #

    I’m a bit confused (easily done though) as to what the old SK would not have been able to do? Will have to re-read a few more times.

    But at any rate, it sounds like a really neat show. I’d have loved to have been there to hear it.


  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 March 2008 at 9:18 pm #

    I had the pleasure of sitting next to your no. 1 fan and she enjoyed every minute like the rest of us…I tried to find her book at the merch but alas there were none to be found.

  23. avatar
    linjo | 24 March 2008 at 9:22 pm #

    Glad you found it satisfying Steve. Wouldnt it be good if every day ended on that note. Always thought I would be going to Lizottes but cant get away at this time. Am confused like William as to when the old SK (and which SK) left? was it with the vine? Hope the sun is shining on you in Sydney. Linda x

  24. avatar
    steve kilbey | 24 March 2008 at 9:26 pm #

    the old sk could not have played lizottes
    and been happy that he’d made the people happy
    he would have made them feel anxious!

  25. avatar
    linjo | 24 March 2008 at 9:38 pm #

    Thats a lovely peaceful thing to say. Getting older definitely has some positives. x

  26. avatar
    William | 25 March 2008 at 5:44 am #

    Ahhh I see. I get it now.

    Thank you.


  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 March 2008 at 3:13 am #

    poppycock!bullshit steve…:/ ‘(

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 March 2008 at 8:34 am #

    oh,namaste!;D 😀 yay! haha!

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