posted on March 17, 2009 at 5:32 am

things are weird in my world
upheaval and heat
tiredness without much sleep
in my ultra vivid dreams
i am a king
i am a flea
i am a loan
my new records come out one by one
i hurl brilliance against an uncaring world
too much too late
each line of each songs tells a hundred possible stories
choose any path
they all lead back here
the church play a bloody corker in sydney
i have turned into somebody else
some body better
some body worse
some body much stronger
i have real authority (but authority to do what?)
my voice is hoarser more lived in
my music is simple and raw
i sweat and i stagger
i summon up music from deep within a place only i can get to
the eighties kilbey : sleek suave in cynical
the nineties kilbey : bloated blasted and boring
the 2000s kilbey :…..masculine mansuited mofo monster
what next?
am i a musician or a (washed up) rockstar ? some commenter muses
are they truly mutually exclusive
on stage i tend to make a racket
but if you listen to my records i am a musician too
but always more of a writer
peter koppes is an intellectual musician
marty is an intuitive musician
tim powles is a consummate musician
i am a bass player a singer n a writer
i try my best
now im trying even harder to transcend
thats why everybody loved our latest shows
i own my songs now in that i inhabit them
no longer a fey fop or dried up junky
i am strength i am pitta i am fire i am ambition
i sweat like a pig with silk ears
i sing like a lark on cocaine
i move like a panther who hasnt eaten for a while
our new songs are among the best possible in rock
vibrant melodic brimming with love n possibilities
buy untitled #23 and marvel at its energy
listen to its ever receding subleties
wonder at the new juice we’re squeezing out of (a) rock
its gonna be a while before you get sick of this one
you gonna listen to it till the day you die
or die listening to it in flaming amazement at night
you want rich n lush?
you want ruff n rockin’?
you want emotion and intelligence?
you want heart n soul n brain?
you wanna hear some good playing?
its the record for you
me and the church
back from the dead
dont say i didnt warn ya!

52 Responses to “pre existing condition”

  1. avatar
    esne snoner | 17 March 2009 at 6:28 am #

    totally agree sk – untitled #23 may well be the best and i know and love ’em all – every tune on your latest opus is an absolute treat – but the one that actually brings tears to my eyes is sunken sun – dunno why but it just does

    i suspect this all has to do with my world at the moment but man it’s just so good to have new and live church around at the moment

    welcome back to blogsville

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    Monored | 17 March 2009 at 6:31 am #

    I couldnt agree more Steve. Sunday night was the best I have ever seen you perform. You looked so earthed, so centered so connected in your body and to the audience. The music was sublime and energetic (mind blowing for a bunch of old geezers!! ha ha) Thank the goddesses and cosmos you are ok. Hope to see you and fam up my way when you have wheels on. Love mono x

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    davem | 17 March 2009 at 7:15 am #

    “its the record for you
    me and the church
    back from the dead
    dont say i didnt warn ya! “

    I can’t wait. I’m really excited about what you four are producing. I just hope you make a couple of dates in Europe…..

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    captain mission | 17 March 2009 at 7:16 am #

    for a guy that had lost all his electric lights only a few days prior you seemed to be more vital than ever, i don’t know how you felt up there but you certainly displayed an abundance of energy.
    i’m still trying to process the night, ‘stunning’ is all i can say at the moment. i did love all the new songs, especially ‘happenstance.’
    as far as 23 goes…
    i’ve yet to play it but i love the title, 23 being a number of cosmic significance and the indicator of all synchronistic events in the universe. RAW would be amused by the title.
    tonight i will spark up a big fat number and hit ‘play’ and see where the angels take me.
    much thanks to all the friendly people i met on sunday and old church familiars. what a great audience.
    steve, you were never a fey fop or a dried up junkie, you have and always will be a shaman. and the shaman have their own trials and tribulations along the way.
    rest well.

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 March 2009 at 7:39 am #

    back?front?sidewayz???anything’d be good.;)xo

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    the dean | 17 March 2009 at 7:45 am #

    The boys set out to rock up a storm in sydney the other night
    Humidity 100%, atmospherics conditions and a sound like thunder
    There wasn’t a dry shirt in the room except PK cool as ever, even cracked the odd smile.
    Marty all hair played like a latter day Rasputin,( is he related to Vlad Putin, i wonder)
    SK was outstanding, enjoying himself, mansuit leaking love, music and liquid,
    TP bongoing away up the back.
    Tantalize and Block opened the night – got the joint jumping – a fantastic blur after that.
    Then it was over, boom, just like that. There’s always before and after.
    The build up then the reflection, must be much more so for the band.

    The support band astreetlightsong as worth checking out too.

    kicking back ears still a bit dulled with 3 new recordings, such a different experience from the live show. They’ve still got it that’s for sure and we want more

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 March 2009 at 7:54 am #

    Good to hear your feelin strong, assured ‘n positive about yourself an your place in the world

    reading ya blog daily….has become an enjoyable ritual…..


  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 March 2009 at 7:58 am #

    Long time since I’ve been first commenter here….so better get typing before someone beats me to it!

    I WISH I had been there last night. It would have lifted me no end. I am so glad it lifted you, old chap, and indeed all the like minds from this blog who did make it along. That is what good music has the power to do…to lift.

    Thanks for kind words on my little gal, Jen and Isolde. She’s still a magical little creature and like some of the Aspies her IQ is high so there is potential there if we can channel her the right way. I knew about Einstein and Bill Gates, too, but not about the guy from the Vines….will look into that.

    Once again this small white box has served as my counselor’s couch…apologies. I think I log in here when I need to log out of my own life…there is humour and relief and some interesting new uses of the English language to grapple with.

    Sorry I couldn’t make it last night.

    Glad you rocked out, old chap.


  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 March 2009 at 8:00 am #

    Go get’em cowboy..! : )

  10. avatar
    pennybridge | 17 March 2009 at 8:03 am #

    Great to hear the Church is rockin again.
    Just tell me how to get #23…I know im gonna love it.
    (another old fav. Couldnt stop myself!)

  11. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 17 March 2009 at 8:07 am #

    I will ask Mary to order untitled #23 and the other ep’s for me, sorry for being…

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    Geoff | 17 March 2009 at 8:11 am #

    Happenstance is a true Church classic…next single????? Still haven’t heard the album enough to make any further considered comments yet except that Space Saviour sounds very much like Spiritualised. The album sounds more song orientated than the last couple which is a good thing in my books.
    Great to see you on stage after last week. I heard it was dehydration or something. I hope all continues to go well.
    You took went off on Sunday and it was nice to hear you guys are again playing some of the olde classics, such as what’s playing on my stereo as I type (A Month of Sundays).
    What’s with Marty’s beard??? Sometimes he looked like an Assyrian king and at other times like Rip Van Winkle, just stepped out of the faerie ring! The last time I saw you guys, it seemed like Marty’s Ric had been permanently shelved and we would hear no more jangle from you. Nice to se that you have remembered yourselves with the gig and the new album.
    Peace and Love

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 March 2009 at 8:19 am #


    For years, smoking some Buddha and listening to The Church was one of my favorite activities. I never thought I’d discover that your music sounds even better when I’m sober! It’s almost as if I’m listening with new ears.

    I’ve been reading this blog since about week two, and have only commented once before. The first subject to bring me out of the lurkwork was your mention of author Robert Anton Wilson a few months back. Your recent health scare and putting the brakes on substances compelled me to ring in again.

    Man, I understand. For years, pot cooled my own Pitta fire. Now, I’m learning how to cool it in more constructive ways. I’m sending you much love and support. You deserve it. You and your music have contributed much happiness to my life.

    I’m eagerly awaiting arrival of all the new releases and praying for a tour date in my part of the world!

    –Mark in Tucson

  14. avatar
    Triantelope | 17 March 2009 at 8:30 am #

    Bloody corker indeed. Transcendental even. Great to see you all having so much fun.

    #23 is sublimely beautiful, intricate, cohesive perfection. Love it.

    Thanks for the music my friend.

  15. avatar
    steve kilbey | 17 March 2009 at 8:44 am #

    b bon
    my nephew is an aspie
    but hes also a genius
    hes just more focussed on certain things
    wouldnt be surprised if he became a popstar or a professor…
    stick with it
    i reckon it gets better with time
    much love

  16. avatar
    fantasticandy | 17 March 2009 at 8:48 am #

    good times killer!

  17. avatar
    fantasticandy | 17 March 2009 at 8:55 am #

    oh…..just one thing……
    sept 5th-11th i am taking my fambley on a well-earned holliday.
    fer gawd’s sake PLEASE…if ya do play blighty, on them days i’ll be out the country!
    if ya do…it’ll turn into the most miserable unwanted trip of my entire life….

    sheesh…dont’t people lay some terrible burdens upon ya?

  18. avatar
    eek | 17 March 2009 at 9:03 am #

    What’s next? I think you have loads yet to explore in your current incarnation. I think only in retrospect do the dividing lines look sharp, as it was happening I bet it was — and will continue to be — a continuous process.

    peter koppes is an intellectual musician
    marty is an intuitive musician
    tim powles is a consummate musician
    i am a bass player a singer n a writer

    I love the way you compliment each other musically — it certainly seems to work very well.

    i try my best

    That’s all you can do. All any of us can do. At anything. Luckily for us, your best is pretty damned good.

    buy untitled #23

    With money being a bit tight this year for me, I had decided to wait until early May to buy this when it becomes available in the US. After all I have a bunch of Church albums and Painkiller and the Coffee Hounds ep and I downloaded the Pangaea ep, so I figured I could tough it out that long. HA! I heard a t-shirt and slipcase combo pack were available from the ChurchMerch — they weren’t even in stock yet, but it could be ordered. My resolve lasted all of a half hour. lol! I should know better to even try to resist the siren call of new Church music.

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 March 2009 at 9:14 am #

    i cant get any of those utube links to work anyway,pusskhatt.:(x

  20. avatar
    Richard | 17 March 2009 at 9:21 am #

    wrote this on the plane on the way home – please indulge me

    Early Jan:

    whispers of a tour. New album due. Apart from Annie’s lane in 07 it’s been more than 20 years.

    Mid Jan – tour announced. I’m straight online for cheapest flights – plenty available (I’m SO fucking organised!)

    The plan – down to Brisbane on friday the 13th (what could possibly go wrong?), Broncos v Cowboys that night – or mavbe even Maroochydore as well? Gig on saturday night. Home sunday lunchtime. Max lined up. Leave locked in.


    Jan – Feb:

    daily visits here (lots of anons being silly). I download the new stuff as it becomes available.

    (cut to one of those calendars with the dates flying off…)

    Sat/Sun 7-8 March:

    Many reports here about Vic gigs. I am encouraged that, for all their unrelenting objectivity, the reviews are generally to the effect that the shows were fucking brilliant.

    Monday – Wed last week:

    Head down at work to keep things moving. Hounds of Love and Pangaea getting heaps of synapse time.

    Wed night/ Thurs morning:

    I’m just like a kid before christmas. My kids think it’s quite funny.

    odd that SK hasn’t posted since Tuesday…

    Thurs lunchtime:

    I’m excitedly telling my workmates of my pending excellent adventure.


    I check blog. Someone says Brisbane is off. Straight to Church site. Confirmation.


    I make profane comment here and promptly follow it up with some more.

    My flights are cheapies (I’m so fucking organised) and can’t be cancelled. I can reschedule, but I’ve gotta make up my mind within a few hours.

    I wander around the office and tell same workmates about my little problem. They laugh in that “you poor bastard” sort of way.

    Back here there’s more detail.

    SK was in a bad way but is on the mend. There’s some glimmer of hope that Sydney can go ahead.

    I get home and I’m like a kid after not getting what he wanted for christmas. My kids smile at me in that “poor daddy” sort of way.

    I decide to go to Brisbane.

    Fri 13th:

    I mope around all morning waiting for the flight to the concert I know isn’t on.

    Plane’s on time. Window seat. But the guy next to me spends the whole trip asleep with his elbow paying frequent visits to my left ribcage.

    Arrive in Brisbane grumpy and ready for a drink. I get a churchlist email – sydney gig is not dead yet.

    Meet up with Max and we go to the football with my brother. Good game. Spirits lift with aid of beer.

    I broach Sydney with Max. He’s keen.

    Back at his place for sevaral wines and some drunken online travel planning. We’ll fly to Sydney Sunday – cheap flights (natch) and dodgy hotel in Newtown. Back home following day after seeing a band whose lead singer was in St Vincents on a drip a few days before – what could possibly go wrong?

    Sunday morning:

    still half convinced whole thing will fall in a heap (maybe there’s some footy in Syndey on Sunday night…)

    Sunday afternoon:

    Max and I on plane – his elbows aren’t a problem. Taxi to Newtown.

    I’m back to where I was on Thursday morning.

    Beers and pizza in Enmore. Then to the Factory.

    As I walk up the stairs I overhear someone say “afterparty”. I make a quick note to self.

    The support band is halfway through their set. Good stuff.

    Max is plying me with beers.

    I go into the toilet and standing there is a woman on a mobile phone. I assume I’m in the wrong one (having once made the very same mistake) and back out apologetically – only to notice that the door says “Gents”. I go back in and she’s still in the process of saying into her phone “this guy just came in!” I politely (but triumphantly) gesture towards the urinals behind her. And off she goes.

    I’m in a very good place now.

    Show time:

    I know it’s going to start with Tantalised but when it does I’m still not ready for it. The build up is about a minute, Marty with his back to everyone, crouched down making noise. Then BANG, the lights come on for the opening lines. And we’re off.

    I’d be interested to see the set list because the rest is a bit of a joyous blur. I know I did a lot of hooting. Max managed to get a rise out of SK by yelling out ‘Marty’ at every opportunity.

    Rather than attempt a review I will simply offer my own unrelentingly objective assessment:

    Fuck, it was a good show!

    When the lights came back up, the people who weren’t part of the afterparty – including Max and me – were ushered out pretty quickly.

    Max and I were out on the footpath. I had to think fast – but that was no longer an option. The best I could do was ask one of the door people to get a message inside that Richard from Darwin was outside.

    That’s the sort of inspiration that drunken desperation conjures up.


    After about a minute, we were in. Turns out someone spoke to the band’s manager (who’s from Darwin) and she said ‘sure’.

    (BTW “Richard from Darwin is outside” is now MY backstage password)

    So, Peter, Marty and Tim and Sue, Dutch Pierre, Paul Lightfoot, Margot and Isolde(sp?) got to meet Max and me. I sincerely hope the pleasure was mutual, because (what with one thing and another) we may not have been at our coherent best.

    Spent Monday hoarse and happily hungover, humming the opening bars of You Took.

    Halfway home now and about to give #23 it’s first uninterrupted listen.

    Mission accomplished.

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 March 2009 at 9:25 am #

    It’s great to see you enjoying your performances as we have been for all this years..

  22. avatar
    lily was here | 17 March 2009 at 9:41 am #

    Dear dear Steve, thank you so much for giving us your all sunday nite (two mighty encores!) you were dynamite, sweat pouring off you all at the end. You actually looked the best Ive ever seen you. I think we all mightve died and gone to heaven and back & you & the band took us there. Operetta is achingly beautiful "a song about you" I love that song. The old & new songs .. Tantalized to Space Saviour (wow)… a band of medi-evil musicians (hey Kate!) took us out of our world for a few hours of sheer bliss. A guardian angel got you through sheer hell last week because he heard your music and didnt want you taking over the spotlight up there xoxo
    ps and your fans, what beautiful beautiful people. Mercury Rev came to see you too after their Coldplay support! Mr Lightfoot, you are right. Iseult is a wonderful person. Life is wonderful. BBon, love and strength to you all xx I think you can be a musician and a rock star, anything you want, you guys break all the rules.

  23. avatar
    princey | 17 March 2009 at 9:51 am #

    It’s to die for #23. Love it (and u) to death!
    luv Amanda

  24. avatar
    knot | 17 March 2009 at 9:53 am #

    I always thought this was very beautiful B Bon,

    Kahlil Gibran:

    Your children are not your children. / They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.

    Steven-bring that panther across the ocean!

  25. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 17 March 2009 at 10:18 am #

    i’ve ordered #23 and i’ve also scraped together enough cash to buy some other music (jammed, back with two beasts, shriek cd) so i am going to be positively inundated with church-y music very soon…..YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    as for the live shows, shit, what i wouldn’t give to be a witness to one ot these….any chance of a gig in byron bay soon???? please????
    b bon…we’re here to listen and support, mate πŸ™‚
    love always…..

  26. avatar
    linjo | 17 March 2009 at 10:27 am #

    I read the review on ‘fasterlouder’ (thanks Andy). You are the lucky one Steve to still inspire such passion (minus the troglodytes). Enjoy who you are, you so deserve it. Thanks to ‘pennys from Kevin’ I bought a new cd player for my car and GAF this week and cant wait for #23. Dulcet Kilbey soothes my soul. Linda x

  27. avatar
    Jasperina | 17 March 2009 at 10:36 am #

    Still reeling spinning and tumbling metaphorically as a result of The Church performance extraordinaire on Sunday night. Tantalise ablast and a teaser for what was before us…wow…I could feel it through the tips of my fingers. Dead man’s hand was the one I liked best out of your new tunes. Of Skins and Heart well I nearly started crying then… all my eighties moments, friendships crushes sweet and sour were flooding back with the myriad shades from that truly beautiful song. sssReptile yep well that does it for me every time.Tim’s heartbeat drums pulsed gently through my veins on my way home through the dark streets of Sydney. Monday morning I woke up hearing and humming Hotel Womb. It was utter brilliance and at one point looking at you Marty and Peter I witnessed the secret language of music you share with each other..very present now..watching three great guitar masters wielding their holy magic wands was absolutely electric. How lucky I felt to be present to it. I felt drawn into that whirling vortex and glimpsed the divine portal. Now I cross my fingers that this fine gold thread of a performance is held gently into the space that is beyond our grasp…the one where the Church evolves creates performs into eternity………….

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 March 2009 at 11:40 am #

    MONORED…..I've been lookin for you….waitin & waitin…


  29. avatar
    Richard | 17 March 2009 at 11:42 am #

    just been refreshing my memory with some of the you-tube videos

    I don’t think the “sleek suave cynical” SK of the 80s would have laughed if his guitar strap came unstuck (see about 3.40 mins in Almost with you)

  30. avatar
    catchow | 17 March 2009 at 12:05 pm #

    YOU and THE CHURCH are now a Legend
    and not anyone but one that will
    continue to grow as the years go
    a long lasting band is’nt a stroke of luck but a proof of quality
    and innate intelligence in making
    music and songs;
    it’s a music of all times in wich
    we can see diferents things,each time,if we want to …
    no risk to get sick of:you make the music we NEED!

  31. avatar
    Melby Symon | 17 March 2009 at 12:43 pm #

    Steve…sincerely hope that your health is steadily improving from the recent scare.

    Untitled #23 will be joining my cd queue real soon….looking forward to it greatly.

    I am glad to be back on the edge of the Time Being’s realm…being there…but not being there… was like not having one of my senses.

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 March 2009 at 12:46 pm #

    πŸ˜‰ It’s your call baby..hahaha xox

  33. avatar
    don joe | 17 March 2009 at 1:09 pm #

    Crackin blog Steve. Good to see you firing on all cylinders. Hope the abstinance stays and keep doing what has been successful to get you to this point. Love ya!

    don joe

  34. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 17 March 2009 at 1:18 pm #

    As if you need to “persuade” us to buy Untitled # 23, Steve. I literally can’t wait to hear it! I am sure I’ll NEVER get sick of it. Never do with any of your releases. It’s music I’ll listen to for the rest of my life, and it’s music for the ages. Pangaea and Happenstance are wonderful.

  35. avatar
    John Garratt | 17 March 2009 at 1:28 pm #

    “our new songs are among the best possible in rock”

    Like, wow. Man.

    I gotta wait until May? Shit.

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 March 2009 at 2:35 pm #

    only got the first single, sounds amazing though,
    please, please tour the states kilbey cakes, i need to see you live, note i said “need”

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 March 2009 at 2:57 pm #

    good to hear yer better all the time, kilbey. ya gotta come and play a few gigs in germany, how about in a forest?

  38. avatar
    Anthony | 17 March 2009 at 3:24 pm #


    glad to hear you’re okay. we had a similar scare a few months ago when olivia had a seizure out of nowhere. we had just put asher to bed and were standing in the kitchen talking to thomas before putting him to bed. she just fell to the ground and started convulsing. it probably lasted for a minute but seemed like an eternity. they couldn’t find anything wrong and think it was triggered by stress. her mom and grandmother are battling cancer and her other grandmother is having heart problems. she’s been fine ever since.

    finally picked up coffee hounds… love your vocals on hounds of love. also picked up the pangaea ep and can’t get enough of so love may find us. it really hits the church sweet spot for me.

    b bon, we too just got a diagnosis on our son asher who’ll be three the end of this month. he was given an educational diagnosis of mild autism. he had average to above average scores in his cognitive and motor skills, but is delayed in the social and communication areas. he’s been in speech therapy since he lost all his words around fifteen months. we still don’t have a medical diagnosis yet as the developmental pediatrician wanted to wait a little longer because asher’s sort of on the fence. most people don’t notice it in him and we have really embraced his little quirks. and of course we’re lucky in that he’s super affectionate, beautiful, happy and bright. he’s taught us so much and i wouldn’t have him any other way. best of luck to you and your daughter.

    love to all,

  39. avatar
    john henry bonham | 17 March 2009 at 4:10 pm #

    But can you hear the drums on it?

  40. avatar
    heyday2day | 17 March 2009 at 4:16 pm #

    as cpt. mission pointed out, it sounds as if you are completely recharged, inspired, focused, etc, which is a great thing for you and everybody else. isn’t life more fun and enjoyable that way?

    “i own my songs now in that i inhabit them”
    is this a new experience for you, sk? i’m just curious. do you go to that mindspace that you occupied while singing mccomb’s songs? kind of an out of body, living the moment feeling isn’t it? transcendent, transcending, for sure. a beautiful feeling. glad ur feeling good.


  41. avatar
    ronbonham | 17 March 2009 at 4:17 pm #

    Steve, still buzzing from last nite seeing the Primal Scream w/BJM opening up in LA. Had a dream the other nite w/you in it, good to see you again old friend! Cant wait to hear the new stuff, Pangaea is stuck in my head, you cats continue to inspire and set the bar higher each time out!

    Love and Respect Ron Bonham

  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 March 2009 at 4:50 pm #

    Just one image comes to my mind , glorious one: the dandy who discovered the jungle.

  43. avatar
    jax | 17 March 2009 at 6:02 pm #

    Good news from the home front, I cannot wait to hear some of #23.. last night we saw your good pal Ricky Rene rock Los Angeles with BJM.. they are doing a US tour so check them out.. cheers^

  44. avatar
    seoigh | 17 March 2009 at 6:25 pm #

    Ok. I bought it.

    Now it better be good or I’ll be angry, and nobody wants that.

  45. avatar
    lloyd | 17 March 2009 at 6:32 pm #

    great reviews everyone! killing me here in the US with no "Untitled" & no shows…yet. please write reviews of the show(s) &/or releases & email to me & Sue at so we can post 'em & spread the good word!

    steve, you & the guys have a fine army marching in step, right behind ya!

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    veleska1970 | 17 March 2009 at 6:35 pm #

    “buy untitled #23 and marvel at its energy”
    i cannot wait. and i’m waiting for my “coffeehounds” ep to arrive any minute now in the post…..

    lotza love…..

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    Roman | 17 March 2009 at 6:48 pm #

    what you have created in the last couple of months alone is stronger, deeper, more beautiful than what most people achieve in their whole lifetime. painkiller blows me away. the KK stuff and other recent collaborations are shining jewels. pangaea is with me day and night…i am amazed. i’m speechless. i’m deeply thankful and will shut up now.

  48. avatar
    I SATELLITE | 17 March 2009 at 8:05 pm #

    “i own my songs now in that i inhabit them”

    On the contrary, maybe you inhabit the songs, and the songs, they own you…

  49. avatar
    steve kilbey | 17 March 2009 at 8:32 pm #

    anthony and b bon
    russell maintains that i am mildly aspie myself
    in that i had no social skills as a child
    but aspie is also the ability to focus and obsess
    about something like mozart or vinnie van go go or poor olde arthur rimbaud
    maybe its a blessing in disguise

  50. avatar
    davem | 17 March 2009 at 8:51 pm #

    This has returned to being a lovely place.
    Thoughts, hugs n other fragrant stuff to B Bon and Anthony.

  51. avatar
    Paul Lightfoot | 18 March 2009 at 6:10 am #

    Geoff.. You’re so right! I have been thrashing this new album and Happenstance still stands out amongst some gorgeous songs. The lyrics, the lyrics!!!! I’m no wimp, but God they almost make me cry. I know others on here will “get me” soon, Cobalt Blue is becoming a love affair, but yep, Happenstance is absolutely gorgeous.

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    lily was here | 9 May 2009 at 1:16 am #

    happenstance, its my milky way, the angelina jolie of the album πŸ™‚ The one so obviously beautiful that many will ignore it

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