posted on January 6, 2007 at 9:50 pm

look
i aint holding myself up as any great collector
everything here is incomplete, random and partial
i got a lotta holes in my collexion
(but not my complexion)
and quickly spruiking (shamelessly!) my play
friday 12 satday 13 jan, 8pm 15$ 10 $ concession
bricklane workshop 151 curlewis st
0439431114
oh and bon bon
i can put you on the door but i need to know
under mr or ms….
to other syddley fiendss
i imagine if you turn up at 730 on the night youll get a seat
we are having a nite for guests n family too on thursday at 8
turn up for that too if yer cheeky enuff :
tell em your my cousin…
anyway the play (now with musicians) is going well
i AM peter
an upperclass twit, kinda secretly gay, loadsa money
baffled to meet a real live hoodlum one day
in 1960
the guy who plays jerry the hoodlum is brilliant
he is all the restless smartass aggression of a new york psycho-bully
we got it going like a tennis match now
its very liberating
like know a piece of music
rattling it off efffortlessly
you can start to Xplore the tiny spaces
where you yourself lie therein…
enuff (shameless) spruiking
isnt that a kaydee lang album?
or was that r d laing who wrote knots?
ok
without a further do
bauhaus
who appear on my ipod only because of dark side of eighties comp
do ya wanna hear an extra silly version of ziggy stardust?
here it is…..
bbc orch does peer gynt
cant really argue with this one
in the hall of the mountain kings
the whole thing is suffused with mystery n brilliance…..
be bop deluxe
i only actually have axe victim on my pod
the other 3 or 4 waiting to go in…
i could write a whole blogge on bill nelson n be bop
this was a very influential album for most of us in churuch…
the beach boys
smiley smile/ wild honey
brain wilson…whatta master….for a while..he burned bright
i do hate the uncomfortable sight of some great awkward olde git
being carted around singing teenage lyrics with a fixed unibomber stare
while his fingers play piano parts in the thin air…
am i the only person who finds this at complete odds
with the original intention of the music eg sunny youthful etc
anyway good vibrations is one of THE true 7 wonders of rock
(a future blogge topic…remind me)
and the wind chimes here is by far superior to the other one
i hear this track n im back in surfers paradise with ploogy in 81
hot sultry nights in our hotel ploogy played smiley n petsounds over n over
i should have more
should have surfs up…..
the beatles
abbey road *****
help! ****
let it be naked ****
love *****
sgt peppers *****
what can ya say about the beatles
keep yer eyes peeled for my forthcoming book
essays on rock
the beatles are the prime movers
the originators
i havent gottem all on ipod…so what?
soon
the beatles music is the warp n woof of our western society
their contribution is enormous n evident
essential…….
bee gees
1st
odessa
i love a lotta beegees songs
jesus they had a run of hits everyone a bona fide clasiic
spicks n specks
new york mining disaster
massachussetts
words
how can you mend a lonely heart
tomorrow, tomorrow
i started a joke
i gotta getta message to you
i fuckin loathe the disco period however
no i dont find it kitsch or nuthing
odessa has got some of the worst pretentious lyrics
historical tripe about the baltic sea…more like bollocks,see..?
sorry about maurice tho…n andy….too soon too soon….
big audio dynamite e=mc2
i like mick jones…
this is pretty good..i guess..
big country
in a big country
(imagine if we’d been
the church “in the church”)
this is from nks collexion i guess
sad to think of this geezers lonely demise..
i think this schtick was good for one song
but i was pretty tired of the highland fling schlock
very very quickly…
big spaceship
this is the druid from all indias other group
kraftwerky electro-pop
its pretty damn nifty actually
probably better than anything the teutonic tin cans have done for years
good on ya martin…i really like this record…
big star
in 1974 i finally got my hands on #1 and radio city
then a few years later sister/lovers (in all its permutations)
big star loom hugely in the churuch world
whole careers have been based around one big star song
frinstance “kangaroo”
that song invented the whole falling apart thing
listen to it
buckley did it…its on a couple of his..
great god
i could write a thesis on the importance of this one song
thats why buckley had to do it…
its a seminal rock song
its an archetype
as good as its gonna get
if you want a sprawling decaying masterpiece….
bil withers
aint no sunshine
ooh mama…
sexee ladies man music…
this from nks collex
but i do dig this in a detached/partially nostalgic way..
mmm…sweet ladee…ahhh!
biosphere
cirque
insomnia
man with a movie camera
microgravity
shen zhou
substrata
biosphere is norwegian guy
who makes clever instrumental music
its all very different
from ambient pieces
shards of ice cracking up
noisy
found sound
orchestral loops
anything
usually bril
recommend substrata
for frozen jollies
arctic rock?
oh this is lovely stuff…
hard to tear my self away…
black sabbath
(from darkside of 80s???!!!)
paranoid
i like this n the cover of the 1st album
other than that i find ozzy/sabbath
does nothing for my refined tastes…
blank n jones
relax 1 n 2
i never wooda hearda these germanic groovers
if i hadnt done a song for em called revealed
this stuff is cruisy dancey trancey chill out
whatever the fuck they call it this week
its like an endless summer night in majorca
the hot air
the restaurants overflowin at midnight
that sweet e washed down with the champers
and then
oh baby
oh ya hit that sweet groove
way down in ya soul
as the doof doof doof
and the flanging strings suck upwards
into the fragmenting spanish night
oh cmon baby….yeah this aint music for thinkin’ to…
blind faith
oh classic album
stevie winwood
clappers
ginger b
rick grech
cant find my way home, presence of the lord
both bona fide classics
instant nostalgia
back in my bedroom
cold canberran night
i have single strip heater that burns one little bit of ya
and leaves the rest of the room cold
like a pie my father made once which was
burnt black on outside n ice on the inside
(with vegemite gravy!?)
i ve just received blind faith from the record club
which was a post order scam if you got people joined into
the record club you got 2 free albums
and when they joined they got 5 free albums
anyhow blind faith arrived in the mail which is very exciting actually
when yer sixteen anyway
in the glow of my heater n on my portable record player
i listen in wonder to this record
i cannot now disentangle myself from these impressions
i still enjoy it anyway….
the blue nile
i have walk across rooftops
i love this one
like music from a broadway show that never was
weary intelligent romantic songs
do i love you?
yes i love you
but it its easy come
easy go…
all this talking is only bravado
bo hansson
lord of the rings
magical musical interpretation of ring saga
this is superb stuff
innovative sad music channeled straight from middle earth
a billion times better than celtic schlock in movie
note to peter jackson:middle earth aint the emerald isle..
if ya love lotr
or ya love strange beautiful instrumental music
get this get this get this
i saw hansson on streets of stockholm
now twilight mysterioso…
boards of canada
the campfire headphase
awful title boys but super good album
i like b o can
clever instrumental stuff a bit pro toolsy..
8 out of ten easy..
bob dylan
blonde on blonde*****
infidels****
pat g and billy the k****
slow train****
street legal*** and a half
time outta mind***
what can i a mere mortal add to the
over notated mr dill-on
the buddha to lennons christ?
he wrote the book…
absolutely essential listening
where are desire n blood on the tracks both *****
????
must sort that out…
bonnie tyler
total eclipse of the heart
from nks collex
im listening to it now
its…..horrendous!
bow wow wow
from darkside of the eighties
go wild in the country
rubbish!
bread
it may surprise you to know i love bread
dont know why
i just love his songs
sorry
they make me feel good
they bypass the cynic in me
and i just enjoy em
a guilty pleasure
i now come out of the bread closet
i am a bread lover
ha ha ha
brian eno
another day on earth ****
another green world*****
before n after science *****
bell studies***
discreet music****
here come the warm jets****
i dormienti***
kite stories***
music for films*****
on land*****
eno is an original
a giant in thought n deed
again worthy of a whole blog
its hard to say now enos impact at the time
one of my heroes
all his stuff is different
give it a chance
its some of the best..
brian eno n david byrne
my life in the bush of ghosts****
eno n jpeter schwalm
drawn from life ****
eno n harold budd
plateaux of mirror*****
the pearl*****
brian jonestown massacre
and this is our music
bjm demos 91
i like the bjm
they frustrate me sometimes but i like em
better them than most of the other tripe out there
and this..is a great record
and i get a mention(!?) on the cover…
bruce springsteen
18 tracks**
asbury park****
the wild etc****
born to run******
darkness on the edge*****
tunnel of love****
another massive subject
youve seen my rave on about my fave boss tracks before
he sits only at dylans feet as a giant rocknroll figure

thats it
c ya tomorrow!

killa

68 Responses to “the killer (52) B’s”

  1. avatar
    craig1.618 | 6 January 2007 at 10:11 pm #

    some good stuff in those bees……..it’s all manuka to me

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 January 2007 at 10:15 pm #

    hey Steve have you heard the Bee Gees “Horizontal?”

    this is nice. i like it when you tell us about musics and stuff.

    good luck with yer play.

  3. avatar
    the dean | 6 January 2007 at 10:15 pm #

    bo hansson! now that’s hit the nostalgia button. I thought I was the only person alive that dug that record. I haven’t heard it for decades. I’ll have to find a copy.
    Sarg Peppers is supposedly the cuniform progrock album – you may bless them or curse them for that.
    Blind Faith, sublime

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 January 2007 at 10:25 pm #

    a little bird told me you were coming up and over here to play, not down under, me am getting very lonely once again without you…
    The Nevibaby

  5. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 6 January 2007 at 10:32 pm #

    No Bunnymen? From the 80’s comp?

  6. avatar
    restaurant mark | 6 January 2007 at 10:34 pm #

    the beatles…too much to say. my mom was a huge beatles fan, so i was listening in the womb i suppose. as far back as i remember they were always playing in our house…i feel lucky to have grown up on it. i’m only sleeping is one of my favorite songs in the world. bjm…one of my favorite bands, but yeah…they frustrate me as well from time to time…when jokers attack and here it comes are two great ones off of and this is our music. love eno…don’t have enough…would love to get his and david byrnes thing again…used to have a copy???
    anyway…appreciate you sharing. do you have any black rebel motorcycle club or bright black morning light? could send ya some. what’s that address again?
    take care man.

  7. avatar
    veleska1970 | 6 January 2007 at 10:38 pm #

    gee, i wish i could come see the play, steve, i really do, but there’s a little distance problem, ya know. which leads me to my question~~is it going to be videotaped? if so, will you sell it on the church site? i would buy it.

    “sorry
    they make me feel good”

    i was wondering when this was going to come up, either by you or one of us fiends…..no one should EVER,EVER have to apologize for what they like to listen to. music is like food~~it’s very subjective, very personal, and what does it for one person may or may not do it for the next. there’s a lot of stuff i love, most of it i grew up listening to, and i’m not sorry for it in the least. you like big country; i can’t stand them, so there you go. 🙂

    anxiously awaiting the next installment……

    lotza love….

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 January 2007 at 11:02 pm #

    Haven’t read weekends blogges yet but saw the lines about the play.
    Not long till opening nite, this could be the start of bigger n better things, Hollywood may be knockin on ye door very soon. Remember us when you hit the big time.

    Went to Basement during wk, no sk, mwp or tp. Just wasn’t the same.
    Did see afew familiar faces, Andrew (lead singer from Wolfmother), Kevin Borich (said a quick hello, another c survivor, I didn’t even know he had it, till I read a short note about it in the paper.) Thank goodness he’s beaten it, said he’s finished the chemo and his hairs grown back, and feeling good, now living in Qld. Looked up his website and read his notes about it from the last couple years (cancer of the nasal pasage). I feel guity complaining about little things, there’s always people so much worse off. Phil Manning was with him (he’s a real gentleman). Was a blues night with some good new young Aussie talent. Hope to see the Church there soon. U can’t go o’s again till you play your new album at home.

    Are u gonna see Reg Mombassa’s exhibition at the S.H. Ervin Gallery (runs till Feb 25). They’re going to have a few special events while it’s on, including a performance by Dog Trumpet. Hint, hint, hint sk. When & where will your exhibition be? Know I’ve got a print, but want the real thing. The Church could play at the opening, it would be a sell out, & think of all that moolah coming in.

    Glad the car made the trip down south, love it down there, you must feel revived now.
    Hope everyone is well.

    Peace & love,
    t

  9. avatar
    damien | 6 January 2007 at 11:09 pm #

    No Bowie?

    Or does he come under “D”?

    As I was reading I was thinking, “I wonder if SK will mention A Walk across the Rooftops. That’s an album I think he’d like”, and then you did!

    Tinseltown in the Rain is one of my all time favourite songs.

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 January 2007 at 11:18 pm #

    c ya tomorrow,matie and good night from norway

    tab

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 January 2007 at 11:35 pm #

    yer forgot the beangrowers. maltese neighbors?

    r.

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 January 2007 at 11:38 pm #

    the boss??? what the hell ever…why not add kevin bacon to the list? ha ha..did u say musik for films or airports? why not?? and what about Bon Jovi?? in a way Bon Jovee are like a nightmare version of the church….Ps i do like the boss’s Philly song- nice understated and sad beat and melody..

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 January 2007 at 12:30 am #

    Bo Hansson! Just about died seeing that Steve …deep dark forgotten memories. Magicians Hat was in my collection too back then…wow, that was a major jolt.

    re the Bee Gees, I was talking to Dare not long ago about that first album a lot, its major stuff. I get flak for listening to them still but who cares now ‘cos Killah has’em on his ipod. Susannah Hoffs and Matthew Sweet did a great cover of Run To Me recently as Sid’n’Susie, which is really schmaltzy i guess, but i love it.

    x

    ps spruik away about the play! Would luv to turn up as your long lost country cousin 🙂 – those lucky sydneyites. Maybe you could take the play on the road?

  14. avatar
    gareth,notts | 7 January 2007 at 12:35 am #

    i downloaded ‘revealed’ from limewire and was instantly hooked, eventually found the cd single on ebay and snapped it up,absolutely love it.i was lucky enough to see Big Country live a few times and meet them,they were definitely a must-see live band,always awesome. speaking of must-see live bands what do you and your muse think of Muse? been my fave brit band for years,mind-blowing live! every one a brilliant musician,and matt is the only guy in my opinion to rival marty in the guitar stakes!

  15. avatar
    fantasticandy | 7 January 2007 at 12:45 am #

    steve, this is getting really,really weird.be-bop,big star(holocaust was the one that totally blew me away on THAT album)the brians,blue nile,bo,almost everything again.
    you even FEEL THE SAME WAY about particular songs.
    let’s c if see is as spooky tomorrow!
    luv, andy L

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 January 2007 at 12:49 am #

    Beautiful bees Killer, no need to get tangled up in Blue there….

    Barry Adamson’s myspace page has some great tracks up at the moment, including an old fave?
    Bee tempted 🙂

    Sin-cerely,
    MDxx

  17. avatar
    Samosanx | 7 January 2007 at 12:52 am #

    This Bo Hansson dude sounds good ….will have to find some.
    Yesterday I listened to the rain, the whirring fan, and Gilt Trip.

    Got no eno with me! will have to work out ipod thing and download it all i guess.

    What’s the name of the play Steve?
    I have a mate in Sydney who might like to go …George the taxi driver.

  18. avatar
    William | 7 January 2007 at 1:04 am #

    some anon dude writes:
    >the boss??? what the hell ever…why not add kevin bacon to the list

    See if you were like 9 that might be kind of an endearing thing for you say. Otherwise, you just look kinda silly. Just sayin’.

    Anyway I have to confess I’m curious about wither or the not the cure made it on that device of yours. I’ve still no idea what your opinion of bob & co. is.

    Bring on C!

    –william

  19. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 7 January 2007 at 1:18 am #

    I suppose that would be under Echo, duh. I should think before I comment.

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 January 2007 at 1:35 am #

    What!? No Boomtown Rats? Me neither as a matter of fact. Never could understand the appeal of The Blue Nile – I have a couple of albums but they really are tough to listen to with that singer…hmmm.

    Badfinger is surprisingly missing though – thought you’d have them having grown up with them. You need to read the biography for a really sad story and how they really got screwed by their managers. Tragic.

    ed in fl

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 January 2007 at 1:43 am #

    75% of the songs I grew up listening to are embarrassingly shallow to my ears now!

    WHUTever.

  22. avatar
    captainmission | 7 January 2007 at 2:04 am #

    wow no bowie?
    i love that song by the blue nile, ‘lets go out tonight’its heartbreakingly beautiful. As is ‘revealed.’

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 January 2007 at 2:04 am #

    Nice post Killa
    Baked bread always held close to the heart
    Big spaceship is a cool album
    anything David Byrne touches is fucking brilliant

    Well, last night I went to see
    Ike Willis and the Project/Object at Martyrs, chicago
    and for those who don’t know he was Frank Zappa’s singer
    from late 70’s to 88, i.e Joe’s Garage
    anyway they played last night, all great Zappa tunes
    fucking unreal, 3 guitarist all amazing, a ripping bassplayer,
    a drummer that looks like he’s 13 fucking pounding holes into the concrete
    a sonic keyboardist, only thing missing is FZ’s moustache
    lets face it, there is genius and then there’s real fucking genius
    If anyone can get there make it.. they are playing TONITE at Martyrs
    dont mean to brag, but talk about new fuckin horizons..
    everbody there had the biggest smile on face

    So another album/band that gets completely slept on is
    Tears for Fears
    their latest release Everybody Loves a Happy Ending is a fucking masterpiece

    Another mind blowing record
    Big City by Lenny white
    he was the drummer for the seminal fusion band Return to forever
    hearing an album like this is like feeling the winds blowing a wave
    of sweet grass through the buildings in the city..

    too many to name here

    Shuggie Otis – Inspiration Information

    Marvin gaye – Here, my dear

    Michael Franks – sleeping gypsy

    we could go on and on

    long story so short please get these album,,

    peace one and all
    jaime r……….

  24. avatar
    captainmission | 7 January 2007 at 2:05 am #

    whoops, i guess bowie would be under D. I forget he has a christian name.

  25. avatar
    captainmission | 7 January 2007 at 2:07 am #

    I saw bauhaus back in london, they were amazing, i think they are still going in the US.

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 January 2007 at 2:07 am #

    Wow. I think I my musical tastes are more like nk’s than yours. And Veleska is spot on! One shouldn’t have to apologise for one’s musical leanings. Although Tom Jones is just a hideous mistake. 😉
    Seriously. We should all come out of the musical ‘closet’ and admit something we think is embarrassing but shouldn’t be…I love Karen Carpenter! Ok, yes, it’s true…I like the Carpenters, but more than anything, I love that woman’s voice. Now that was a tragedy and a waste of talent. Ah. Well, thanks for the B’s.
    love,
    denise
    xxoo

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 January 2007 at 2:07 am #

    Wow. I think I my musical tastes are more like nk’s than yours. And Veleska is spot on! One shouldn’t have to apologise for one’s musical leanings. Although Tom Jones is just a hideous mistake. 😉
    Seriously. We should all come out of the musical ‘closet’ and admit something we think is embarrassing but shouldn’t be…I love Karen Carpenter! Ok, yes, it’s true…I like the Carpenters, but more than anything, I love that woman’s voice. Now that was a tragedy and a waste of talent. Ah. Well, thanks for the B’s.
    love,
    denise
    xxoo

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 January 2007 at 2:12 am #

    duran duran

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 January 2007 at 2:12 am #

    omfgTYSK

  30. avatar
    Melquiades | 7 January 2007 at 3:27 am #

    I’ve seen Bauhaus as well. foooking great. Telegram Sam you’re my main man! Seeing them perform their catalog on stage was amazing. I almost went to catch them this past summer, but THEY were opening for NIN!!!!!! What a fucking shame. Reznor cut his baby teeth on Bauhaus and here’s the gang having to go on before NIN. I’m sure if those neo-goths had any wits they knew greatness led the procession on that stage.

    I also caught Love and Rockets in Baltimore. I walked out of that club, cars whizzing by and all I heard was white cotton. One of the loudest, most energizing, cool styley shows I’ve been.

    Would loved to have seen Tones On Tail. That is still some of the most fresh, vital music to this day. give a listen. There’s no 80’s cheap beat machines, no bad synth gloss, just otherwordly music set for some hip martian bar. I think Kevin Haskins is one the most gifted drummers (next to Tim Powles, of course!!!).

    awwww, but none compare to SK and the boys.

  31. avatar
    jj | 7 January 2007 at 3:28 am #

    The Fabs, of course, defined my development – the siren call from Britain. I have the Ziggy Stardust by Bauhaus, it is kinda funny. Brian Wilson’s Heroes and Villians – also a standout of the period. Them boys knew harmony.

    Winwood’s Can’t Find My Way Home – wotta song, excellent guitar overlays. I was listening to this just last week. Some good Badfinger in the B category – lotta tragedy in that band, poor Pete Hamm.

    “B”s guilty pleasure for me: Bangles. Didn’t Susannah Hoffs appear with MWP for the Rickenbacker anniv thing? Check on Mick Jones, and …..B52’s, fave is Dance This Mess Around. They capture a primitive early-60’s sound.

    Enjoying this iPod blogge series!

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 January 2007 at 3:30 am #

    ohhhh
    and i thought aura lee was just for me

  33. avatar
    ambnt1 | 7 January 2007 at 3:42 am #

    Steven,

    I take note of your fondness for Bread. I grew up on that stuff (Bread and water). Actually my dad played their records in the house a lot when I was a little kid. I remember “The Guitar Man” blaring out of his giant speakers when I was about 7 or 8.

    Be Bop Deluxe–I’m goin’ to the rekkird store tomorrow and getting the Axe one. You already turned me on to Hawkwind so I’m sure this’ll be another case of “Why didn’t I get this EARLIER???” I’m only familiar with Billy Nelson’s work post BBD (i.e. Sylvian, Budd, etc.)

    Biosphere–amen to that, yeah Geir Jenssen’s a goodie. Yay for ambient!

    Eno–well you left out “Apollo” but I’ll forgive you cuz you mentioned Plateaux and Pearl (w/Harold “Buddy”) and rightfully gave 5 stars apiece.

    Anyways, this is fascinating reading. Your love and knowledge of a wide range of music shows you are a true fan! And some of your “likes” surprise me, in a refreshing way.

    I’ll report on my Be Bop quest soon…

    –Chris

    n.p. Dif Juz, “Extractions” (4ad group who never got the attention DCD or Cocteaus did but were just as amazing, too bad only one album came from them)

    P.S.>>Thanx for the TB email and cool self-portrait

  34. avatar
    ambnt1 | 7 January 2007 at 3:49 am #

    P.S.

    re: ed in fl’s post (“Badfinger…they really got screwed by their manager.”)

    Yeah, so did the Cherch!!

  35. avatar
    isolde | 7 January 2007 at 4:06 am #

    to be or not to be
    tempted huh
    tis the question
    b.bon be strong
    hear ye
    be genderfree
    benot outted for
    albee freebee from
    incorrigible kilbee

  36. avatar
    Melquiades | 7 January 2007 at 4:56 am #

    So How do you feel acting on stage? Any different than performing music? Sounds like you’re in it. I mean, do you get butterflies any differently going on stage to act a part in the play (we’re all parts in the play)?

    I saw The Last Samurai on TV the other night. yeah, it’s got your queen’s ex hubby in it (croooozey). the movie, for me, moves me, though. I think it’s croooze’s role being disenchanted with the american armies role in wounded knee and in general. It’s his characters transformation under the samurai I get caught up in. there’s a humanity I relate to. there are moments when I was watching it I sobbed like a bumbling fool, wishing that we could all see our differences and love and understand all. And it was in the moments where crooze was interacting with the lead samurai. I saw the realization in his character’s eyes he had met divinity, TRUTH. VALOR.

    I guess what I am getting at, you’d mentioned that you, “Xplore the tiny spaces”. Is it when you know the role/character back and fro you can “let go”?

    In the movie one of the young samurai instruct Croooze that he has, “too much mind”. I liken this with ego. I suffer greatly from this I feel. I found myself thinking of this line much too much. Probably for good reason though. Letting go. let go. Oh, I want to let go.

    I guess, when you know you’re acting on stage or in life other people know too.

  37. avatar
    Melquiades | 7 January 2007 at 5:05 am #

    yeah, I reecind my comment about Tone On Tail. “Shakes” on the Everything CD is all about bad 80’s drum beats. hahahaha…. I guess in the tapestry of the whole CD it’s alright. still good.

    especially Elvis’s Heartbreak Hotel redux by Tones. Hmmmmmmm tasty

  38. avatar
    CSTCoach | 7 January 2007 at 5:15 am #

    Good luck with the play, druid! Knock em dead!

    Some great stuff on here today. Looked up amon duul and aarktika from yestaday – very cool stuff. thanks for opening so many doors.

    and thanks for the TB email, that was cool.

    ryan

  39. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 7 January 2007 at 5:20 am #

    Hi Steve,

    I was very touched to receive your Time being email thanking me for my support. It is a pleasure to support an artist such as yourself. Being part of The Time Being has been a very unique and positive experience.

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    (('{~_~}')) | 7 January 2007 at 5:25 am #

    Vote for Zoe @ Noise

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    Imber | 7 January 2007 at 6:48 am #

    Aw… Thanks SK for the TB email- what a lovely surprise! 🙂

    X

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    Anonymous | 7 January 2007 at 6:52 am #

    what about blacksabbath sweetleaf? damn nigga you 4 getfull!

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    leelinau | 7 January 2007 at 7:12 am #

    I thought your email was spam and almost deleted it! O.O

    hehe…ty though. Even though I haven’t been able to send more $…ebay’s been bloody DEAD lately. WHERE the HELL did all the buyers go?

    Although, I have sold a few things at etsy.com you should check it out. Strictly for artists.


    I love surprises.

    ^_^

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    geenunn | 7 January 2007 at 8:52 am #

    hey sk

    i must fix you up with a copy of little brucey springsteens demo recordings for nebraska and the first live show they played in london at hammersmith odeon in ’74… it is pure brilliance!

    talk soon

    geenunn

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    metal_petal | 7 January 2007 at 8:54 am #

    You had me at a-ha (Take On Me is pure pop joy!) but Big Star, Bill Nelson (I am guessing you have burnt this over from vinyl? Otherwise, I want to know your source) and Blue Nile. Wheeeeee!

    Also, as of today I am no longer a squatter. PayPal payment just made. You’ve made an honest woman of me.

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    Anonymous | 7 January 2007 at 10:21 am #

    Och Stevie, thank you for the thank you, you are a gentle man indeed xx

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    davem | 7 January 2007 at 10:39 am #

    This is highly enjoyable. Thanks for the insight SK.
    As mentioned by others I’m also surprised by the absence of Bowie. Also no Barrett or Byrds?
    love you more,

    Dave M
    x

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    Anonymous | 7 January 2007 at 1:14 pm #

    Thank you for your offer to put my name on the door for your performance. You are indeed tooooooo kind.

    I am a believer in supporting the arts and recognise that these small productions are among those that need the most support of all….so I’ll bring along a chum or two and we’ll happily pay for the pleasure. I’ve got the co-ordinates on the venue now (I think a painter I know, Andrew H., had an exhibition there last month?) and it is indeed…..ummm….intimate so I’ll be in there up close and personal along with all the other patrons.

    OK, I’m gonna call you ‘Peter’ for the rest of the week to help you stay in character.

    Au revoir Petey, and thanks again.

    B.Bon

    (no relation or affiliation to Simon le Bon)

    P.S. Hello Isolde

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    Anonymous | 7 January 2007 at 2:28 pm #

    Thanks for evoking special fond memories… Stuart Adamson RIP – Big Country..(athough very lame video – trail bike riding in highlands…?????) Thanks also for mentioning a very special favourite, “Tinsel Town in the Rain” (Love it love it love it – bitter sweet poignancy) and Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead,
    consider it as Goth Punk’s anthem but Ziggy Stardust is great, particularly because I am not at all partial to covers… Thanks again SK – It is a very intimate thing to share the music which is most special to yourself, extemely personal…..Good luck with your play – wish I could be there to support it. Hope to see you in Melbourne again soon….. Big Loves, Kate (She’s got two tiny stars in her eyes…{Twin Stars, Parallel Universe) Now for some catching up – not visited since before Christmas…. Happy New Year!!!!

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    Anonymous | 7 January 2007 at 2:28 pm #

    Thanks for evoking special fond memories… Stuart Adamson RIP – Big Country..(athough very lame video – trail bike riding in highlands…?????) Thanks also for mentioning a very special favourite, “Tinsel Town in the Rain” (Love it love it love it – bitter sweet poignancy) and Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead,
    consider it as Goth Punk’s anthem but Ziggy Stardust is great, particularly because I am not at all partial to covers… Thanks again SK – It is a very intimate thing to share the music which is most special to yourself, extemely personal…..Good luck with your play – wish I could be there to support it. Hope to see you in Melbourne again soon….. Big Loves, Kate (She’s got two tiny stars in her eyes…{Twin Stars, Parallel Universe) Now for some catching up – not visited since before Christmas…. Happy New Year!!!!

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    calling down baal and zeus | 7 January 2007 at 2:37 pm #

    disgraceful sky flecked with a nightmare of stars….

    most of us are familiar with your feelings ( well , at least what weve picked up over the years through articles and interviews and in listening )about gold afternoon fix(silver evening shot)
    but i must say ,…im compelled to say that the above line of pure poetry is one of the most amazing …one of the most tantalizing snippets of prose ever written ,… and that includes the big boys ,.. the poets of their age ,.. this one line includes you ..
    it confirms genius ,..
    art
    purity
    and the guitarwork ,..well
    what can i say ..brilliant
    so even though the project on the whole seems to have been a thorn of dissapointment to you it includes some of the most precious lines and licks ever laid down on this here earth ……..

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    Anonymous | 7 January 2007 at 2:52 pm #

    I was just reading the bio of Big Country’s Stuart Adamson. Wow! the poor guy. I didn’t know about this. back in 2001.

    There was a memorial at Dumfermline’s Carnegie Hall in Jan ’02, reuniting the former mates and atttracting other artists. Guess who came? Steve Harley, Bill Nelson.

    I just found that funny reading this bio on BC and two other artist, which good ‘ol SK and his mates do a great tribute reduxe (Ritz) or make “Steve recommends” list appear in this bio I was reading. Ah yes, the little synchronicities make me smile.

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    Renee | 7 January 2007 at 3:00 pm #

    HI!

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    swami pragabupapta | 7 January 2007 at 3:38 pm #

    tradition is the bubble of protection through both time and space

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    mandn | 7 January 2007 at 6:13 pm #

    WHAT? no Bowie yet? or perhaps He’s filed under the “D’s”?

    or Z, or T or H or S, or whatever incarnations He’s used
    in the past.

    Not ashamed to say I have wuite a few of the same albums
    there Orpheus. Yes, albums. Pure bona fide VINYL.

    can’t seem to bring myself to re-purchase everything on CD
    or donwload…

    *sigh*

    thansk for sharing.

    xo
    M

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    robert madore | 7 January 2007 at 6:37 pm #

    Hey, as long as you’ve got the Bread out…How about Lobo?? (ha)

    You’re right about The Beatles! I was under the influence the other night…or was it last night…whenever it was I listened to Let It Be…Naked and The White Album and it was very evident that those guy’s and G Martin were sent here from a far distant place to bring the ultimate vision of popular music to this planet. There will never be a better memory than me, at 8 years old, smelling those tubes getting hotter than hell on the record player while Revolution(the single) blast’s me full of fuzz…Aww Right!!

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    daniel 30, 7 | 7 January 2007 at 7:37 pm #

    Finally someone who loves Big Audio Dynamite too! E=mc2 is a great album.

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    Galamor the wizard | 7 January 2007 at 9:07 pm #

    Wow…no BYRDS or FLOYD!!!!! I remember Ploogy telling me once to explore the Byrds further and I haven’t looked back. Surely the American Beatles in terms of influence. Do you ever listen to the OTHER great bands of the 80’s , apart from the Church, like Echo and the Bunnymen, The Smiths and R.E.M.? They were my fab 4(including The Church)in the 80’s!…not that they can EVERY replace the original Fab 4 (Sorry!).

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    galamor the wizard | 7 January 2007 at 9:12 pm #

    …and Donovan!!!!!!!!!!

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    mattdavison | 7 January 2007 at 9:33 pm #

    never really keen on B-ggs..
    however!!
    Iva davies…
    The Thin Duke
    Midure
    Tencc
    Eagles
    Jerry Refferty
    Al Stewart
    ..J-Taylor
    The Boss
    Bono (sometimes)
    Boston..oh more than a feeling
    REO speedwagon
    manfredman
    starship
    that hurstute babe.. kate bush
    carol king
    chrissy hines
    J-Reyne
    timmy finny
    neil..
    the enzzzz
    manic sreet preachers
    Morton Harket (best looking singer in world) A-ha
    rOLAND FROM TEARS 4 FEARS
    /billy joel
    kiss
    the The
    CURE
    E&DA bMEN
    bIG COUNTRY
    massive attack
    hothouse flowers
    seal
    chicago
    aussie crawl
    dandy warhols
    buckley

    cream
    ELO
    tHE fLOYD
    THE CHRUNCH
    …………WE WELCOME YOU

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    Anonymous | 7 January 2007 at 10:00 pm #

    No Kate Bush?

    or is it under K for kate?

    P.S. Well played, bon bon.

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    razor edalb | 8 January 2007 at 3:21 am #

    A Bread fan. They were my favorite band as a teen. They were the first concert I ever attended. The opening band was America.

    “If” was the first song I played on the guitar and sang before an audience (it was also my last performance before more than a few friends except for choir at college). The audience happened to be at The Church down the road from where I currently live.

    David Gate’s solo album with “Clouds” on it is exceptionally good. Larry Carlton played guitar on one of the cuts.

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    eek | 8 January 2007 at 11:19 am #

    bbc orch does peer gynt
    cant really argue with this one
    in the hall of the mountain kings
    the whole thing is suffused with mystery n brilliance…..

    Several blasts from the past in the b’s, but this one really made me smile. When I was a little kid I used to listen to my dad’s records and this song was one of my very faves. About a year ago I got the urge to hear it again and bought it. I’ve loved it longer than any rock song.

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    Larry | 8 January 2007 at 2:52 pm #

    Bread! You couldn’t convince MWP and PK to do ‘Guitar Man’, could you?

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    davidcwelker | 8 January 2007 at 5:15 pm #

    even better than spinal tap, eh ?

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    rubikon | 9 January 2007 at 3:34 pm #

    You’ve got a goodly bit of taste young Kilbey Sir – not unlike mine own in facto 😉

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    rubikon | 9 January 2007 at 3:36 pm #

    P.S. Did you ever catch a band called “Doll by Doll” in the late 70s/early 80s?

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    balonymous | 10 January 2007 at 3:33 am #

    balonymous is a memphian. too young, far too young, to know Big Star the first time around, but the Memphis kids have always had a thing for re-rehashing the Brit’s rehash of American sound. I knew some of the Bells in high school, on my way to my girl’s house I crossed the intersection that took Chris. RIP.

    and the blue nile takes me right back to those crush days. no, no, mustn’t. lower the curtain down.


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