posted on October 7, 2006 at 9:03 am

oh i dont know
im backstage at the tivoli
they got wi-fi here
im blogging
gee i cant remember too much about eumundi
i kept my head down n i did my gig
it was good someone said…
we stayed ay a lovely bed n breakfast joint
with a huge sloping garden filled with plants n flowers n birds
spring sunshine n blue skies
i did yog n chi on ye olde verandah
the gig was down a grassy hill from the accom
an arcadian bushland setting for a full moon stroll to gig
pan appears from behind a tree with a dryad
his pipes begin their lull
the dryad curtseys n dances around her tree
her arms raised up in exstacy
wow i havent even hadda drink yet
the gig is smallish n solde out
my in-ear monitoring disorients me
encaging me within my own stereophonic world
i pluck the bass i sing the song
i lock into a groove
and the music does the talking
i dont always know what its talking about
but thats ok, i guess
the stage is about 5 inches high
theres no drum riser either
and its a bit cramped for me to run around
rocking n rolling like a lunatick
as i normally do……
we do some encores
i spose they musta liked it
the next day
which was this morning
i wake up
and at the bottom of the hill is a huge market
i mean huge
this baby was huge
bigger than all the markets in sydnee put togetha!
im baffled by choice
so i dont buy nuffink
tho i coulda got loadsa different stuff
didjeridoos, furniture, tiedyed baby outfits
handmaid chockies, pickles, tea, hats, shoes, paintings
windchimes,toys, capes, smartarse tshirts,
creams which fix arthritis n footnmouth disease
oh and lots n lots more
then me n pablo vee the chrunchs trusty cameraman
have brekky in this caf
i have avocado salad with macadamia nut dressing n lemon juice
some bread with hummous baked in somehow
what a nice way to start ye olde day now already fled
so i drive to brizzy with jordene bareback the chrunchs mixah
trevore j, the chrunchs lighting man, n pv
check into yonder hotel
same one year after year
same people working behind the desk
same bar of chocky in the fridge
i ‘ave a showr
i do chi gong n yog
im cooled out n calm as a cucumber
i call a cab
another cab rolls in
the cab i call has a sikh guy
hes never heard of the tivoli
he makes a feeble effort to look it up on his map
why dont you take that taxi he says angrily
i jump out
go over to other taxi
can ya take me to the tiv-o-lee?
didnt that arab know where it was? he says
he wasnt an arab, he was a sikh i say
same fucking difference mate he says
we get to tivoli
lovely olde theatre in middle of brizzy
n olde brizzy aint a badde town fiendss….
not too badde at all in fact
come on a long way
since an idiot was in charge here
everyone knew he was an idiot
but he seemed to have rigged things
he was a born again religious ratbag too
gee sounds kinda like some other little tyrant
and now we all laugh about this idiot
like we will about that other still extant idiot one day
we do a long n tedious soundcheck
the bass droops round my neck weighing a hundred tons
my voice croaks out n falls flat n sharp to the flaw
my cut up finger is sore n opened up
the band all muck around with their gadgets n stuff
its loud n cold n lonely up on that stage
we rehearse some songs
gonna change it a little tonight
so that leaves me here with you
waiting for my thai tofu stir fry to materialise
bare footed, its pleasantly balmy outside
people keep interrupting me
as i attempt to write this blogge
D-railing my trains of thought
never never mind
thats it
in one n half hours i hit the boards
a rocknroll warlock
unleashed n set free
calling up the racket
my heavy staff
gently throbbing under my fingers

29 Responses to “throbbing gently under my fingers”

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    fantasticandy | 7 October 2006 at 10:17 am #

    yeah, yeah, yeah!!!!made no1 posted bag of goodies to KH HQ this very morning!

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    Anonymous | 7 October 2006 at 10:21 am #

    Oh,I wish I was there right now! Good luck and try to have fun on that tiny stage tonight. Thanks for writing with that throbbing sore finger, you’re such a sweetie.

    Love always,

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    Anonymous | 7 October 2006 at 12:36 pm #

    dude as always thanx for finding the time…enjoy the gig

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    emmkay | 7 October 2006 at 12:42 pm #

    Have a great show.

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    Anonymous | 7 October 2006 at 12:54 pm #


    You may not have many memories of the Eumundi gig, but you gave me enough to last a long time.

    Your performance last night was sublime. I felt so proud watching all of you, thinking back to your earlier days in the early ’80s. I don’t know why I felt proud: I just did. So happy to be in the same room as you and the guys, being fortunate enough to have been a witness to such musical imagery.

    Bravo, Steve. You made an old time fan very happy, and very appreciative that you are still working and bringing us so much enjoyment.


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    veleska1970 | 7 October 2006 at 2:36 pm #

    you’re such a lovely manne, always taking the time to write, bizzy as you are. i hope your finger gets better.

    if you think about it next time, why don’t you let us know how karin’s doing, has she had her tests yet?

    lotza love…..

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    restaurant mark | 7 October 2006 at 3:02 pm #

    hey mr rocknroll warlock, enjoy your day…the stir fry sounds delicious, weather nice, town alright, and i’m sure you guys will be amazing tonight. take care of that plucker! play overview for me…yeah, i’m across the world and don’t have a ticket, but maybe…just maybe the waves of sound will float this way and if listen real hard, i’ll be able to hear it??? thanks for ya time.

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    Anonymous | 7 October 2006 at 3:06 pm #



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    Melquiades | 7 October 2006 at 5:12 pm #

    eumundi sounds like a nice place. especially the evening stroll down the grassy hill, where Pan and the Dryads reside. very warm and majickal.

    Hope the finger heals in due time.

    Also, that’s very funny about Terry F’in Stamp.

    btw, all this talk about P.V. Must get hands on this.

    Hope all is well.

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    davidcwelker | 7 October 2006 at 5:55 pm #

    enjoy reading your blog mr sk. looking forward to the next time the church comes to u.s.a, dont forget about cleveland ?
    good to hear even soldiers of rocknroll enter into the war with battle scars. peace.

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    leelinau | 7 October 2006 at 6:21 pm #



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    pharaoh | 7 October 2006 at 8:41 pm #

    Well it’s been a few hours since the Tivoli show and my mind is still reeling… think i will need a few more hours before i can even find the superlatives to describe it. You guys absolutely fucking trance-ended… the most memorable Church show (of many) i’ve seen since my very first, 10 years ago during the MATS tour.

    Can’t recall the last time i saw you druids play with so much conviction, it was a joy to behold. Rocknroll warlock is right… you’re the Saruman of Space-rock… 2+ hours of dark blissful magick. Perhaps the full moon played some cosmic part, it certainly created the perfect atmosphere for your music.

    Keen to hear your own thoughts on the show SK, you seemed to be really enjoying yourself and said as much… but perhaps it was just the Fleur-de-lis talking 😉

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    mattdavison | 7 October 2006 at 8:54 pm #

    and his thoughts are full of strangers..
    And his eyes too young to see.
    Well nothing couldn’t tell him

    On his train of thoughts…
    with the stangest things he carries with him.

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    lorrain | 7 October 2006 at 10:00 pm #

    Herr Kilbey,

    I haven’t read yet this entry yet, i went to Ashra site n listen
    Manuel Göttsching seem very cool indeed, sitting in a red armchair, in the desert. The german steve wilson from 1971 ?

    love u more

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    lorrain | 7 October 2006 at 10:02 pm #

    my dear blogger,

    all these detailed informations will make the light of my day, for sure, around rue de rivoli

    keep em coming friend


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    lorrain | 7 October 2006 at 10:03 pm #

    hi y’all
    since many have reached the source of minstrel inspirations with the choich, i might recommend a french band versed in imaginary language, that is why their lyrics may be only musical, in some parts. They tried to do it à la professeur tolkien, or maybe, they just liked the beautiful voice of dryads, like Sonia NedeleK
    minimum vital, how groovy

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    fergal | 7 October 2006 at 11:08 pm #

    glad u been enjoying the sunshine state sk …
    my czech friend seels his mosaic tables & the like at the lovely eumundi markets

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    sue cee | 7 October 2006 at 11:18 pm #

    Heard they lowered the stars down at the tivoli last nite – wow! moved me not even being there.

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    leelinau | 7 October 2006 at 11:49 pm #

    >.< I'm SO jealous ....
    please say
    you’ll come back this way

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    leelinau | 7 October 2006 at 11:50 pm #



    *heheh ..

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    lorrain | 8 October 2006 at 12:14 am #

    Dear Steve,
    there’s a dance scene in the film called legend (my fave with lotr) by ridley scott, where a beautiful dryad-like princess played by mia sara (i would die for her) raises her arms and swirls in exstacy, although it was in a sombre sanctuary. but she throbbed before the fall in lovely pan’s realm. i have an idea who might have played pan with his flute. not tom cruse for sure.
    your humble smokin kobold says: wow

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    MattyC | 8 October 2006 at 12:41 am #

    Hey Steve,

    Great show, thanks for consistently putting so much effort it. We were all thoroughly enetertained. As one crowd member put it “That’s some seriously good shit”.


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    Moose | 8 October 2006 at 12:55 am #

    Caught your show at the Tivoli last night. You guys were really in form. I particularly liked the interchange of musical instruments, and the witty banter. Thought you handled the faux Milky Way with the decorum it deserved.
    And by the way, you’re holding your age well(re; the “wanker” with the big mouth). Most of us in the audience are not far behind you. Don’t leave it too long to come back up this way.

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    JayT | 8 October 2006 at 3:32 am #

    Last night was incredible. If you say it was just ok this time I will start thinking the Fleur-de-lis has addled your thinking.

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 October 2006 at 3:50 am #

    got the jack frost re-issue this fine morning. was it you lost those cassettes?

  26. avatar
    mike a | 8 October 2006 at 4:01 am #

    Gosh I hope your finger gets better soon..

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    stealthblue | 8 October 2006 at 4:30 am #

    Howdy Steve and gang!
    Missed your daily entries, or should I say my daily fix. I was off-line for a bit, by choice and I must say it was quite nice actually. But I still found myself very curious as to what was going on in the world of SK and the rest of this little family! Hope everyone is doing great. Sounds like the rour is cool, except for the split finger. That HAS to fookin’ hurt. God, I would love to see an OZ show! You guys down under are so lucky. I was briefly catching up on some of the entries of the past few weeks as well as the comments….WHEW!! It is amazing how things meander, yet never change at the same time. I guess in a way that is good. Good on you ALL for keeping the “negatives” off this thing. Not sure what really went down, but Steve-o, you know We love ya, I know I do, and It’s good to hear from you. Thanks for the great work.

    I was in “Paradise” the past two weeks, but realized that there is no real perfect place, so we must make the best of what we already have and do. Even the most physically beautiful locations in the world have their own sets of really major problems.

    Speaking of flying, it was roughly a ten hour trip back home and it wasn’t the turbulence that made the flight bad…it was the smelly bastard in front of us tooting away like he was in his own livingroom recliner. I don’t know what the hell he ate, but talk about torture! I mean it was nauseating and right on cue, a good woft about every 5-10 minutes! Personally, if I know I have one coming, I go to the “proper” locale…it’s just a good thing to do instead of sharing your functions with those who might not appreciate it so much. That is the wrong kind of generosity! It was a packed plane bouncing up and down, with pissed-off flight attendants trying to sell their 5$ “snack packs” and shitty little ear-phones for 2$. I had the window seat, my wife was in the middle, and THEN, to top it all off, next to us was a feisty little man in the aisle seat(who happened to appear to be of asian decent)that REEKED of garlic and/or stale alcohol! Mind you, he tended to lean in torward us while he slept with his mouth WIDE-OPEN, just fumigating the entire section. I thought I was going to snap at one point. My vaction has ended, I have left the most beautiful island in the world, I am heading back to my grind, and we get stuck by these two characters. Oh yeah, I was also in severe pain as I bruised my freaking rib in a surfing incident, and my pain killers were wearing off. I, however was a rock, and just CHILLLLED…because I didn’t feel like being arrested, not worth it to blow my top over some smelly asshole (no pun intended).

    I know, I don’t fly as much as you, Kilbo, so, I don’t envy you that. I do love to fly, just not with that many people, because it is just so luck of the draw. Sometimes, you have these great experiences on planes, but today was not one of them! I LOVE Kauai, but I was so damned happy to just get off that plane that even if it happpend to be back home, then that made it all the more better. Next time I fly to Hawaii, I am STAYING for life. The Mrs. and I are sick of the cold nasty city, and need some more ocean lifestyle. I know we belong by the sea. I know why you dig your lifestyle, because no matter what anyone else really thinks or says against it…it doesn’t matter. It is YOUR life and you, Steve, have a great thing happening, even if you get a cut finger here and there, right? I got it now…music, love, family,harmony, nature, success, good food, food for thought, the beach, palm trees, flowers, GREEN things, etc…dig it.

    Much love to you, the family, the band, and all you other Churchites,
    Ben V.

  28. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 8 October 2006 at 6:45 am #

    thanks for me harvest moon fever…

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    Wil-O | 8 October 2006 at 7:52 am #

    ah Kil-O, another spellbinding weekend.

    Thanks ever so for slotting my request into your set … the Tivoli (I lov it) has many happy Go-Bs memories and I think Grantley was enjoying the gig with us, watching from the second balcony …

    x G

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