posted on March 14, 2009 at 9:46 pm

some strange events afoot
i close in on my psychic attacker…and….
oh no…surely it wasnt you……not you
oh no!
of course
why didnt i see it all along
i did
but never wanted to believe it
you!
you!
you whom i trusted
you utter bastard!
and now……
well youre gone
you are gone from my life now
as troublesome as that will be in many ways
you are unmasked
you didnt care if i died
you didnt care if i suffered
youve just been hating me for so long
for so so so so so so so long
but i tried to ignore it
i tried to get over your insults n sleights
no insults back
(you jealous worm!)
but now
adieu
we dont wanna see ya round this way again
i am gonna forgive ya
i am gonna forget ya
but i dont wanna clap my eyes on ya again!
whatever i did or did not do
i cannot believe you were the viper at my bosom
and thats it
we’re finished!

my life seems like a film
i anticipate events
i write songs that i may not understand for years
things come down the line got my name on them
believe me my fiendss
life is very very very cosmic
everything that is was meant to be
everything that isnt wasnt
or exists as mere potential
only from the perspective of eternity will we understand
we have all lived before
we have all died before
we will all live and die so many more times
we will change our suits
we will change our masks
we must undergo everything so we understand everything
we must be betrayed so we understand betrayal
we must kill and be killed so we understand killing
we must love and be loved so we understand loving
we must hate and be hated so we understand hatred
all the time we are being refined
all the time we learn whether we know it or not
all the time we get closer and closer to the next level
whatever that is
we are such imperfect creatures
we have mastered this planet and fucked it up
i wrote almost 25 years ago in earthed
how the earths mad cannabalistic offspring were devouring her
now look around you
this is a result of our misunderstanding
this is a necessary design error in humans
we were born to go wrong
this is an obstacle race
we are the racers and the obstacles all at once
we are beast
we are eternal spirit
everyone is acting
everyone is confused
everyone is unsure
thus has it ever been
and if this earth can endure much longer
no matter what gadgets n stuff they come up with
the basic human problems will never cease to plague us
there will always be envy avarice greed lust n all the rest
people will always steal and kill and cheat and lie
we are in the unenviable position of knowing we will all die
no other creature on this earth is burdened by this knowledge
yet we must know it and go on as if we dont know it
heroes come and go on our stage
villains too
and the vast hoi polloi who are neither
but just wanna get on with their lives
no one wants war but there it is
no one wants famine and pestilence yet they remain
no one wants cruelty for themselves
yet we all deal it out over n over to others
everyone thinks its ok for them to pee in the pool
but would be horrified to think someone else was doing it
our philosophers come n go
but still no one knows how to live their life
great men are undone by scandals
small men assume power and get us all killed
the kings n queens
the bishops
the presidents n leaders
all baffled
all mistaken
all roads lead to that dead end
what can you do?
i dunno
i’m just playing in my band as the titanic goes down
some nice music for y’all till we go under
(only to re emerge)
sometimes i’m kinda fond of olde steve kilbey
he surprises me with his strengths
but he disappoints me with his weaknesses
he gets it so right
and
he gets it so wrong
oh i dont want to let go of him
because hes learned so much
and can do so many things now
i dont wanna start again
but death will strip us all of everything
and our former talents will be dormant
as predilections and proclivities and predispositions
ie i always knew i’d be a musician
ah
well
what am i getting at?
i dunno for sure
words to describe concepts that exist outside of words
ok
be careful
life is a slender thread
too much this
not enuff that
n
its over
do what you can
just do your best
what more can be expected

ps 3 days off all substances
and LOVING IT!!!

88 Responses to “sundae sir man”

  1. avatar
    Altres | 14 March 2009 at 11:04 pm #

    Great blog, Steve. I really need to find a few minutes each day to read this. Time just seems to gush past at breakneck speed and moments flick faster the more you watch them. That’s why I never wear a watch. Have you seen the Watchmen yet? Great movie. Stay hale, stay you. Love to your family.

    Brian

  2. avatar
    daydreamer | 14 March 2009 at 11:16 pm #

    I’m glad you’re ok, Steve. We all love you – you know that. Good luck with everything.

    love,
    Sandy

  3. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 14 March 2009 at 11:17 pm #

    ‘viper at my bosom’….hmmm…intrigued at who that may be…are you talking about that part of you that dislikes you or some separate entity…..
    keep on shinin’, sir…
    love always (yes, i mean this)…

  4. avatar
    phil in Canbagerra | 14 March 2009 at 11:25 pm #

    Obviously some cosmic official has issued and signed the order “Do not exit stage right yet SK – your public performances and utterances and good humour give heart to many as spaceship earth wobbles like never before.”

    Cheers to the cleaner (leaner?) SK. Your enemies are few and your admiriers are many.

    Dr. Phil

  5. avatar
    steve kilbey | 14 March 2009 at 11:26 pm #

    2 comments just disappeared in to the ether
    sorry guys
    its not moderation!

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 March 2009 at 11:53 pm #

    ‘everyone thinks its ok for them to pee in the pool
    but would be horrified to think someone else was doing it’

    so true… might give that swim a miss this morning though now

    i like the new clean and serene sk!

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 March 2009 at 11:58 pm #

    i love it when you are holy.

  8. avatar
    Freddie | 14 March 2009 at 11:59 pm #

    Just please keep makin’ your music as the titanic goes down.
    Three days?! Awesome! Keep on 🙂

  9. avatar
    Freddie | 15 March 2009 at 12:02 am #

    Oh and hope you’re feelin’ great
    and completely recovered for tonight’s show.
    Take it easy.

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 March 2009 at 12:23 am #

    SK

    The blog shows your brilliance again

    Congrats on 3 days – lets make it 30 then 365 then

    DR

  11. avatar
    Martin | 15 March 2009 at 12:31 am #

    Glad to hear you’re recovering from the collapse … and that you’re feeling fine completely off everything. Hope you’re taking care of yourself. I did the Bikram yoga 26 days out of 30 last month and it was quite a boost. Hope to see you soon … thinking of you!
    Dr Krall

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 March 2009 at 12:57 am #

    Well said sk
    This one’s a keeper

    Lady Di

  13. avatar
    princey | 15 March 2009 at 1:03 am #

    Yep, lifes too short, enjoy every moment while we can! Reminds me of my favourite Flaming Lips song, Do You Realize?, and I was so happy to hear it over the speakers before The Church comes on stage, perfect! Have a great night tonight sk, and all you lucky fiends going, they’ll blow you away. Oh to hear you sing Operetta, again sigh……
    love amanda

  14. avatar
    loolaabillions | 15 March 2009 at 1:35 am #

    but you really do
    get it so so right.

    i loaned my copy of ‘earthed’ to a
    so called friend
    that you autograghed for me
    about 20 or more years ago
    and after not seeing him for a couple of years i
    wondered into a local
    book (buy/sell) store
    and lo n’ behold
    there was my signed book
    which i hastily purchased for
    the second time round.

    everything does the full circle
    eventually. xx

  15. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 15 March 2009 at 2:00 am #

    Great truth and joy and wonder in this blog today. Thank you cosmos, for it, for SK, for everything!
    love,
    denise
    xxoo

  16. avatar
    the dean | 15 March 2009 at 2:39 am #

    see you tonight.

  17. avatar
    captain mission | 15 March 2009 at 3:00 am #

    perfect words to describe what words cannot.
    do you think non attachment is the key to the obstacle race? i think it has it’s limits alone but works well with compassion and humility.

    and,

    amethyst in the form of a small crystal, ring or necklace is a great protector when it comes to psychic attack and shielding from negative energy.

  18. avatar
    Kclone | 15 March 2009 at 3:31 am #

    As Ekchart Tolle says, “the goal in life is to die before you die”. In other words, the death of all things related to form, which is ego based must be let go.
    By the way, you guys should check his book or audio book “The Power Of Now”. You won’t regret it.

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 March 2009 at 3:39 am #

    test

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 March 2009 at 3:40 am #

    test

  21. avatar
    glynnisjohns | 15 March 2009 at 4:44 am #

    So what circle of hell do the kids who pee in the pool go in?

    (Naught that eye ‘ave ever done such a thing!)

    Just asking for a friend who is worried about his immortal soul.

    It’s wonderful to take a break from our vices. no matter how small.

    Glad to hear you are feeling better

    perhaps it would do all of us some good to reflect in a dickens/scrooge mirror every once in a while

    take care (seriously)

    -glynnis

  22. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 15 March 2009 at 4:52 am #

    The world is rife with evil, cruelty, killings, wars, strife and irreverence for life. That’s why I mostly listen to humane and talented vocalists and musicians such as Kilbey, MACCA, Howard Jones, Chrissie Hynde, Annie Haslam, Moby, Morrissey, Boston, Mae Moore, Judith Durham, Joan Jett, J.Beck and all the rest who have kind hearts in their chests.

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 March 2009 at 5:06 am #

    if a thong is thomething the theekerth thing,doth that mean you were thick?sankfully titanic,youre well again.fantathtic gig.tho love may find uth tour.

  24. avatar
    heyday2day | 15 March 2009 at 6:28 am #

    “life is a slender thread
    too much this
    not enuff that
    n
    it’s over
    do what you can
    just do your best
    what more can be expected”

    exactly. while most folks learn and understand that concept at a relatively young age, it took many years for me to accept that in myself and others. once i got it tho, my life became alot easier and i became a better, more understanding person. sometimes it takes great effort to maintain and just like all of us flawed humans, every once in awhile i lose touch with it. it is a internal battle that is never completely won, but it is the pusuit of understanding and living that adage that is noble.

    thanks for the mind stimulation, sk. hope that the band had a great gig and that you enjoyed yourself, and congrats on day 3.

    bg

  25. avatar
    esne snoner | 15 March 2009 at 7:14 am #

    man oh man – lucky me got untitled #23 delivered to my ears late last week and with the knowledge that 5 new songs will be in the set tonight i wanted to get a bit familiar – but way past that now – repeated playing is slowly revealing the depth of the tunes and the superb production – just beautiful it is – congrats sk pk mwp and tp – a glorious piece of work that should translate live suberbly – tonight – yay – and by way of thanks i shall also be substance free

  26. avatar
    davem | 15 March 2009 at 8:20 am #

    Excellent to see you in such good form.
    Stay well.
    We lurve ya.
    x

  27. avatar
    Freddie | 15 March 2009 at 9:30 am #

    Kclone,
    I have that book!
    It’s interesting stuff and also his “A New Earth” book.

  28. avatar
    Pernath | 15 March 2009 at 9:43 am #

    steve, i was off le computeur for a few days and read about that whole misadventure. that was frightening, as i shortly had the vision of an SKless world, which would make as much sense as a world without music. i’ve spent a great chunk of my youth in and out hospitals, for a bit of the old heart surgery now and then, and it’s a slighly depressive lesson in modesty. however, don’t visit that hellish place again. write a song about it or whatever, but…take care. you wonder how many people care about you? ’cause you’re a good man.

  29. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 15 March 2009 at 9:55 am #

    what circle of hell do kids who pee in the pool go to, glynnis? probably the same circle as those kids who pick their noses and make a meal of it…..nah, think Whoever’s up there turns a blind eye to that kind of thing….
    listened to painkiller for the umpteenth time this evening and it’s still revealing new things to me….just wonderful….
    nighty night!

  30. avatar
    eek | 15 March 2009 at 10:27 am #

    sometimes i’m kinda fond of olde steve kilbey

    I have to admit I’m pretty fond of him too. I think he’s a keeper. 🙂

    Hope the gig goes well and you feel ok.

  31. avatar
    steve | 15 March 2009 at 10:48 am #

    Very good blog today. so much we have to learn and the basic bad stuff as you said is all there in the end as our downfall. It can’t be mastered. We are all so flawed. So many questions why do so many bad things happen etc…. all we can do is try and practice love and do something to improve each day. This technology stuff is amazing imagine what they would have in 50 years time ( if things continue…)In some ways I hate it but lets face it some of it is pretty cool if used in the right way…. Keep up the good work all will be revealed someday.. Hope the Sunday gig went well sure we will be hearing about it. Than get some rest and enjoy the family. Treasure each moment.

  32. avatar
    Buckles | 15 March 2009 at 11:00 am #

    Making time to read if not always to comment. Thanks for another great post.

    b

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 March 2009 at 11:47 am #

    Maybe in the end one is forced to take reality in without substances. The body can only take a certain amount of pummeling.

    Musashi: “If one finds the Way through buddhism or through common sense..”

    Think of John Entwistle dying at 57 on cocaine in a prostitute’s bed – with a heart condition medication.. He must have died happy ; )

  34. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 15 March 2009 at 11:58 am #

    i wish you could feel my pain so you can understand my actions as of late, all i know is i deserve better, i deserve respect as well my space brother, i deserve true love…

  35. avatar
    fantasticandy | 15 March 2009 at 12:05 pm #

    had a great session with the band last night, feeling bouyant knowing you were ok.
    when half-way through a great-sounding and quite inspired jam steve lurched into ‘when you were mine’ complete with cod kilbeyesque vocals!
    we all just fell about in a heap laughing…….
    oh….to be in sydney tonight…..

  36. avatar
    catchow | 15 March 2009 at 1:01 pm #

    yes,this planet is in bad shape
    and man owes his misfortune to
    himself…
    3 days off !!! a good start for the new Kilbey and his new suit!

  37. avatar
    don joe | 15 March 2009 at 1:47 pm #

    Knew you’d get there. It does take something unique to decide once and for all to abstain. It will only get better with your persistance and that you have much of. Your blog today is beautiful and echoes my point of view greatly. We do live again; we have lived before so what is it that makes us forget between lives? I’d like to see and am looking forward to this time once my journey this time round is done. The flaw you speak of can be overcome. It isn’t a flaw in design, just some extra circuitry that got plugged in somewhere along the line. This can be exposed and removed though most believe the answer to be false. Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

    # 23 is beyond one’s self. Magic from you again. Thankyou

    ML,
    don joe

  38. avatar
    Jen Jewel Brown | 15 March 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    Thanks your Steveness. Just saw Watchmen tonight. The same black tone of humanity’s bizarre self-ingrained Doomsday Clock there to turn over in your mind as in tonight’s blogge. Makes you feel quizzical.

    Can Humanity Choose the Magical Properties of The Church’s Cosmic Music and Escape certain Doom? Stay Tuned to your Radio for the Next Episode of The Time Being to see.

    I am dying to see what writing emerges in here, and what weird dreams escape as the maryjane exits your cells. Dream psychosis? A creative time.

    xxJ

  39. avatar
    CSTCoach | 15 March 2009 at 3:48 pm #

    wow, 3 days off everything?? that’s amazing and admirable, admiral. i’ll be interested to hear your continued observations on this.

    also deeply appreciative on your notes from the road ahead. your advice is always read thoughtfully, considered seriously, and acted upon more often than nought.

    here’s to a great show tonight, and esskay back in finer form than ever. 🙂

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 March 2009 at 6:04 pm #

    Just by mere happenstance I’m on my third day off everything as well. Besides a slight vice-wrapped-round-my-head feeling it feels wonderful…

  41. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 March 2009 at 6:06 pm #

    Oh and…many thumbs up on the Eckhart Tolle comment!

  42. avatar
    restaurant mark | 15 March 2009 at 7:02 pm #

    can’t be put any better than that sir…

    take care

  43. avatar
    davem | 15 March 2009 at 8:42 pm #

    Hi.
    You’ve updated the comments so I’m assuming that the gig went ok?
    I confess I was a bit worried that it might be too much for you so soon after being so poorly.
    And spill the beanzzzz….who was the anon then??
    xx

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 March 2009 at 11:07 pm #

    Steve.Been a fan since the start of The Church,was so so looking forward to the 2 SE. QLD concerts (Sunshine Coast is home)as i’ve been os past 8 years, did catch you guys in Dublin twice though,anyway your health is more important ,and hopefully you guys will be back up this way soon.

  45. avatar
    knot | 15 March 2009 at 11:10 pm #

    Я был в игре в снегу

    I was out playing in the snow and all my brilliant synapses still misfiring…

    I am very sorry to hear you were ill, and glad you are doing better, my brother. Please be well, and know that you are very loved.

  46. avatar
    knot | 15 March 2009 at 11:11 pm #

    Я был в игре в снегу

  47. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 March 2009 at 11:38 pm #

    Amateurs can't take criticism. A wise old/er rock business man once told me that people who believe their own bullshit can't sell music. You know the man.

    I didn't go to the Brunswick gig, but I have read some of the comments. The last gig I went to was at Northcote, and there were similar problems, ie, too loud.

    I know I run the risk of being abused by the devotees, but it is really disappointing to see and hear this band losing the plot musically.

    First, being a musician and being a rock star are dichotomous. Musicians need to be disciplined, practiced and self-effacing while rock stars are the opposite, rebellious, leisured and self-centred. Being both could be very confusing I imagine.

    Rock/pop music is renown for its silent gaps in melody accentuating rhythm. Loudness and overuse of sustain are signs of insecurity. Play scales together, and consider traditional melody from your celtic backgrounds, and you'll find good use for pianissimo as well.

    Why play at tiny venues and not charge premium on tickets? That's baffling, less than 100 people at $27, bizarre marketing, very hard to rescue a long established music brand from that.

    Plus, tiny venue, intimate cult, no entry for outsiders, limited market, reduced sales, bizarre if you're currently doing good new work.

    Talking a lot is a sign of unresolved personal dilemmas. Last gig I went to MWP & SK talked more than played. It is always a good idea to keep personal and professional lives separate.

    So having conditioned yourself SK to a life of abuse, you now have to recondition your behaviours. Music is a perfect replacement, it involves reinforcement schedules for reconditioning through routines of practice and polish.

    Caricatures are fun, rock stars funny, but they don't make music. Music is craft, and now that you're off the substance abuse trip you might practice the craft a bit more, it is a great escape and extremely therapeutic. You also make a living out of it, didn't you?

    Good to hear 'You Took' is back on.

    No charge for this professional development consultation.

  48. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 March 2009 at 12:05 am #

    Perhaps you write “psychic attacker” as metaphor for the substances ? i don’t know.

    But if not here’s few thoughts on your blog.

    I once had a substance problem and I felt I was repeatedly under psychic attack .
    It felt so real that I wouldn’t even consider my green and white friends might be responsible.
    Instead my phantom attackers were imagined to be people of nefarious motives with whom I’d had some sort of conflict.
    Now Im clean I see the evil I attributed to my imagined psychic attacker was in fact a reflection of myself.
    But not my true self.
    The reflection was of unpalatable aspects to my drug personality I refused to accept.

    I don’t expect you’ll want this on your comments page but I hope it’s at least some food for thought.

    Certainly I think you should stay clean for a while before writing off some old friend who’s no doubt innocent.

    If anyone truly had that kind of power Im sure they could think of something better to do with it.

    I write this out of genuine concern and from genuine personal experience.

  49. avatar
    scott | 16 March 2009 at 12:11 am #

    go ahead and quit then. leaves more dope for me….and for that i gotta thank ya. just doin my part

    S

  50. avatar
    PeteB | 16 March 2009 at 12:33 am #

    Great show last night Steve. First time I’ve been to Church on Sundays for many a day. Marty looks like the mad monk Rasputin! And I did contribute towards stimulating your economy a wee bit.

  51. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 March 2009 at 1:15 am #

    …and after a week or two, when the mist starts to clear, you will realise that you are indeed alone with your genius, and that no illicit substance can alter or replace what it is you have to offer this life…someone as clever and beautiful as you doesn’t need artificial help to be who you are…you have a direct line to God, whoever or whatever that may be…you are one of the lucky few…

  52. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 March 2009 at 1:29 am #

    I just want to say thank you for continuing to articulate what cannot be articulated: “So may love may find us” is heartbreakingly beautiful. “in between the ether and the water line…” (8:20) brings me to tears each time I listen.

    Thank you.
    Mike (in Canada)

  53. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 March 2009 at 1:41 am #

    Eckart Tolle rules! Seriously, I like what he says about humanity and that we need to change our awareness or consciousness will find a another form to use. We are self destructing our our species because of our ego’s. Time to evolve or perish.

  54. avatar
    Audrey | 16 March 2009 at 1:47 am #

    “Come on Dover!!!Mooooove yer bloomin’ arse!”

  55. avatar
    princey | 16 March 2009 at 2:09 am #

    Would love to hear how last night went, I bet everyone was blown away! 🙂 (I’m assuming nothing’s wrong sk, just busy to write for now I hope, but don’t leave us hangin’ too long ok!!)

  56. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 March 2009 at 3:17 am #

    I go away for a bit and look what happens…! Are you alright, old chap? What was the cause of the collapse? A sensation one never wants to re-live (and your good wife would no doubt concur). There was some bad medical mojo going down last week and the mists of this mojo have settled in my house for good as my daughter has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. I know it is well known the Peter P. and some others here, but the thought of it haunts me like a spectre in the early hours of the morning….a little life now labeled and limited forever.

    I hope you suffer no more collapses, old fella. Your family needs you.

    Au revoir,

    B.Bon

  57. avatar
    linjo | 16 March 2009 at 3:39 am #

    Amazing words Steve, thank you. It is one advantage of growing older to make more sense of life’s happenings. I did wonder today after receiving quite a bit of sub-standard customer service lately, whether people are becoming more arrogant or has it always been?
    Anyway good luck off all the stuff. Unfortunately I had a ciggie and six pack bust on Saturday, which I could easily blame on pmt, but anyway, todays another day and back to square one. Its ok. Linda x

  58. avatar
    Also Ran | 16 March 2009 at 4:05 am #

    Thank you so much for Untitled #23. It’s already very special to me.

    Great to hear you’re on the mend, off things and have identified your ghastly attacker. Sorry it’s someone who’s been close to you. Their loss.

    I hope Untitled sells by the bucket load.

    I’d love to see you write about some of the tracks, starting with say Anchorage (what an epic)!

  59. avatar
    Golden Eye | 16 March 2009 at 5:23 am #

    I just read the blogs for the past few days. Glad to see you are ok. Lots of love and good health to you and your family!!

  60. avatar
    Sleuth | 16 March 2009 at 6:21 am #

    Did you know that “Evian”spelt backwards,spells “Naive”?;/

  61. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 March 2009 at 6:26 am #

    Sorry-“Maive”?spelling correction-“Naive”

  62. avatar
    Richard | 16 March 2009 at 6:34 am #

    got to the show Sydney last night

    high expectations exceeded!

    great to meet a few of the faces behind the names here, and some of the band – I hope my inebriated enthusiasm wasn’t too overwhelming!

    now to plant a few thousand trees to make for the carbon footprint of ducking down to Brissie (or so I thought) to see you play…

  63. avatar
    K.P.BUK | 16 March 2009 at 7:03 am #


    Revealed

    All my friends are revealed
    As no one in the sun
    All that was concealed
    Otherwise undone

    All my holes are laid bare
    Like smoke dreams in a jail
    All the plans for escape
    All will fail

    All my time has run out
    Just seconds in a jar
    All nights that I owned
    In Saxony and Cuba

    All my faith has been lost
    Like people in a flood
    All the flesh that I knew
    All the blood
    All my friends are revealed
    As no one in the sun
    All that was concealed
    Otherwise undone

    The machine I bought to forget you
    It walks in circles, neglected
    The star of the East now guides me
    I float to the place of remembrance

    I lay an offering before Jupiter
    The rust has affected travel out there
    The incessant rain has
    penetrated the inner sanctum
    I wish for you and you appears
    Can you ever forgive me and trust me

    All my faith has been lost
    Like people in a flood
    All the flesh that I knew
    All the blood

  64. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 March 2009 at 9:19 am #

    thank-you .x:) :(:);/ x LOVE .

  65. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 16 March 2009 at 10:26 am #

    you’re a better person than me, sir steve….i lurve my caffeine during the day as well as a glass of wine while i’m getting the dinner ready….kinda a bit of a chill pill, really….as for chocolate, don’t ANYBODY suggest i give that up, now that’s asking for trouble…..
    love always…..

  66. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 March 2009 at 10:50 am #

    5 mins before I left to see my beloved bunnies play I happened to go to the churchband.com and found a gig at my old stamping ground (Marrickville..well I lived in Enmore)…quick as a flash I snapped up a ticket…and I wasnt disappointed. The church were in fine form and a sense of humour to boot…God it felt like old times. took me back 20 years.

  67. avatar
    fantasticandy | 16 March 2009 at 11:02 am #

    great factory gig pics here:
    http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/gallery/10075/The-Church.htm
    nevets and the boys in VERY dynamic form!
    so much for taking it easy eh killer?
    good on yer though man!
    looks as though it was a great show.

  68. avatar
    fantasticandy | 16 March 2009 at 11:16 am #

    interesting interview with steve
    here:
    http://www.timeoutsydney.com.au/music/the-church-interview.aspx

  69. avatar
    iseult | 16 March 2009 at 11:22 am #

    hello sk another great show last night and good to see you look really well now calm and happy with natural sparkle
    lots of fun meeting other fans before during and afterwards
    b.bon am thinking of you
    love iso

  70. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 March 2009 at 11:56 am #

    goodnight,u.:)xo

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    esne snoner | 16 March 2009 at 12:32 pm #

    last night was an unbelievable show – never, ever thought i would hear ‘you took’ again live – along with a sublime ‘interlude’ and 5 songs from untitled #23 delivered with the strength and confidence of every other magnificent tune in the set – thanks sk and fiends – transendence from the first note of ‘tantalised’ to the last note of ‘hotel womb’ – more please

    hope your absence today is due to the need for a well-earned time out of being – it’s a bit of a worry though

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    John Garratt | 16 March 2009 at 1:31 pm #

    Well, it’s important to like yourself. The opposite option isn’t so great. Trust me.

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    Jen Jewel Brown | 16 March 2009 at 2:19 pm #

    Dear B Bon,

    Did you know the lead singer of The Vines was diagnosed with Asbergers? It is also suspected of Albert Einstein. The labelling can be a real help in terms of getting assistance and education plans at school and also reading up. I thought my son might have had it. He didn’t but I found out quite a bit about it. It has some miraculous elements and some people with it can be very high achievers, especially in IT, science etc.

    xJen

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    Numbergirl | 16 March 2009 at 2:27 pm #

    Sheesh – 19 top blogsites. He’s cracked the top 20.

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    matthew | 16 March 2009 at 3:23 pm #

    Hey SK, the show @ The Factory was just perfect. You're really breaking free as a singer, it's so cool to see. And to hear!

    Plus, naturally, well done to the rest of the tribe: nice to see Pete being the feedback-histrionics-maestro for a change, cool! Some lovely tones achieved there… And Marty with a beautifully-stripped-back sound, getting the primitive best outta Rickenbacker et al…

    And timEbandit!! Always innovating, creating… god, gotta love a drummer such as he!

    Anyway, took the (4 hr) slow train to syddley, & the last train (back) to canberraville – for something really quite special and memorable as it turns out… and it was worth every freakin moment.

    Thanks!

    MSM

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    ScaughtFive | 16 March 2009 at 6:56 pm #

    It good that yer doin’ so well. Stick around why don’t ya, ’cause yer always welcome on the front porch of my brain.

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    Anonymous | 16 March 2009 at 9:12 pm #

    Good news SK! Keep it up. Glad you’re back in action.

    Now listening to Pangaea gives some real meaning to the lyrics.

    Hope you continue in high spirits.

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    princey | 16 March 2009 at 9:50 pm #

    Thanx Andy for those links, WOW, beautiful photography there, even a few “smiley” shots of the guys and that shot of the stretched out panther…hot tomali!!! :)))))

    Great to read all the rave reviews of the show last night, sounds like it was a fab night to remember.

    Missing you ssssssssk
    luv Amanda

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    stealthblue | 16 March 2009 at 9:54 pm #

    I just hope you are feeling better and the Sunday gig went without a hitch!! Wish I could have been there! I've seen you guys MANY times here in the states, but I bet it's just a better atmosophere in Oz, not to mention Sydney, eh? Whoever was there, you are so fortunate! Hope to see you back in "Chi-Town" very soon!
    P&L,

    Ben

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    Anonymous | 16 March 2009 at 11:53 pm #

    🙂
    xoxo ♥ ♥

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    Klink | 17 March 2009 at 12:17 am #

    Mind blowing show @ Factory on Sunday. Words cannot thank you guys enough, you seemed to be in your element and actually looked like you were enjoying the moment….this reflected in the performance you gave… “You Took” blew me away, a lesson to any up and coming band on how to “play”.

    Great to see u back in good health and spirit SK…

    BTW… To the anonymous poster who likes to criticise, even from so high up on your horse, you would think you could at least manage to scribble a name against such garbage.

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    Richard | 17 March 2009 at 12:27 am #

    some factory footage is up on youtube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-TZWSjAdzs&feature=channel

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    Anonymous | 17 March 2009 at 12:41 am #

    Take care of yourself Steve. Moderation in everything, but I know you know that. Good to see you got the psychic vampire off your back, and that your over that spell. Ive had a few of those myself.
    Please come back to the states.
    Cant wait to buy the new album!
    Best Wishes.
    Claude
    Galveston TX

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    Anonymous | 17 March 2009 at 1:07 am #

    thanks for that completely rocking performance. x

  85. avatar
    Freddie | 17 March 2009 at 1:26 am #

    Still no new TTB words…
    (sigh)

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    Paul Lightfoot | 17 March 2009 at 2:30 am #

    Oh no.. I don’t like it now when he hasn’t blogged for a couple of days. Hmm hope you haven’t got sick again? Fantastic night on Sunday night and thanks Killer for everything. Sorry I didn’t get to catch up but I know you had the family there. Enjoyed the after party and catching up with Marty, Peter and Tim again. It was also FAB to finally meet Captain Mission / Richard from Darwin? / Sue C / Didn’t get to meet BBon that I recall. Fantatsic gig and it’s depressing being home. Got home at 3am this morning after a delayed Qantas flight.. The Factory is a great venue. Great crowd.

    Paul L

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    Paul Lightfoot | 17 March 2009 at 2:33 am #

    oh, and last but MOST DEFINATELY not least I met Isolte!!!! Lovely to meet you. We had a great chat that just wasn’t long enuff 🙁 Hope to see you again soon.

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    ...being here, doing this... | 17 March 2009 at 3:02 am #

    “For the best part of two years in the early 1980s a man in his mid-30s would sit on a park bench in Russell Square, central London, and in a state of deep bliss watch the world go by.”…

    He used to talk to whoever was there.

    He still sits on a “park bench” and talks to whoever is there….only now, his audience is the world….

    And who is he?…

    The brilliant…ET

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