posted on April 25, 2009 at 9:04 pm

the reviews for u#23 pour in
behold : only 4 and 5 star reviews
ah the spirit of the age
a revolt into style
the church get the mix right (finally)
in our fifties (cept tim)
we are finally grande olde masters of rock
like da vinci if he played the fucking electric guitar
like van go go woulda played a drumkit
like andre breton woulda pumped a bass guitar
we have absorbed a thousand influences
each member bringing in his expertise n particular attributes
tim : technical, calm, powerful, deep, reasonable, unpredictable
pete : musical, knowledgeable, perfectionistic, traditional, fiery, exact
marty : intuition, passion, eclectic, wild, inspiring
i will refrain from assessing myself today
except to say
with out me these other wonderful ingredients will fail to cook
i am the alpha and the omega
i usually start things off
let them do their thing
and at the end
i move in and sing
more than ANY thing else in this world
i am a prime mover in the art of songwriting
i know how to get the ball rolling
i understand the processes of creation of art
and for excellence in this
i hail breton
i hail dali
i hail dylan thomas
i hail paul mc cartney
i hail brian willson
i hail peter walsh and gavin mckillop
i hail remedios varo
i hail frida k
i hail marko boleyn and david jones
i hail anais nin
i hail steve winwood
i hail johnny foxx
i hail martin kennedy
i hail robert anton wilson
i hail ricky miami
i hail brian ee-no
i hail arthur rackham
i hail cs lewis
i hail homer
i hail willy waggledagger
i hail neil young
i hail paul n tom verlaine
i hail jeff buckley who had buckleys chance
i hail n r dalton who is an amazing woman
i hail klimpt
i hail ern malley
i hail strindberg
i hail angela carter
i hail grant mclennan
i hail shayne p carter
i hail ali goldfrapp
i hail the black ryder
i hail italo calvino
i hail henry miller
i hail foxtrot and the lamb
i hail hawkwind and the pink fluid
i hail manuel on the isle of marvels
i hail dave mccomb
i hail a cab
i swim 20 laps
i do 2 sessions of yoga
i play bass n sing on tiares new record
(which is quite otherworldly and strange)
i walk back from bondi junction with eve kilbey
i love you eve i say
i love you too dad eve says
i laugh ha ha
no dad
she says
i really do…..

totally on track

28 Responses to “totally on track”

  1. avatar
    fantasticandy | 25 April 2009 at 10:10 pm #

    tiare’s rather bloody good isn’t she?

    not sure it’s the best church record…..
    but as an album, u#23 is without doubt the most consistently good collection in your cannon.

    yeah…go on have a bit of a swagger!
    why not?…your artistic star is in the ascendancy again.

    told ya it was gonna be a great year………..
    great stuff killah!
    andy L.

  2. avatar
    esne snoner | 25 April 2009 at 10:44 pm #

    steve: inspirational, reliable, ambivalent, polarising, resolute, empyreal

  3. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 25 April 2009 at 10:52 pm #

    Wonderful blog! I hail the two Church tickets I got in the mail today! I’ll be seeing all four of you geniuses at the Roxy in L.A.

    Oddly enough the first place I was supposed to see you guys in 1988 was the Roxy but it never happened. Some things do come to pass…just a bit (21 years!) later than imagined.
    Can’t wait!

  4. avatar
    princey | 25 April 2009 at 11:29 pm #

    It’s all looking good for ya sk, “good, good, goood, good vibrations…”

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 April 2009 at 11:36 pm #

    haha!Who on earth is “Willy Waggledagger”!?x

  6. avatar
    Richard | 26 April 2009 at 12:18 am #

    I still make sure I kiss my 11 and 13 year olds at bed time and when they’re heading off to school

    I hope they see it as more than a ritual (I think they do)

  7. avatar
    restaurant mark | 26 April 2009 at 12:22 am #

    nice one today steve. so tired of reading great reviews of untitled #23! can’t wait to get it myself! as for your comment to the anon yesterday…well played. the more you react…the more they feed off it.

    by the way…wifey and i were in bed bath and beyond today looking for bedding for the soon to be baby room. the store had some alt/80’s station playing. all of a sudden, right after thompson twins actually…metropolis came on to my delight…at the same time we found exactly what we were looking for! coincidence…i think not…

    take care steve

    ps-keep hoping an atlanta date’s gonna show up???

  8. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 26 April 2009 at 12:27 am #

    Even though their styles are different, Thom Yorke and Steve Kilbey are in the same very high musical echelon. It’s a bilateral compliment. They both use their vocals as instruments in many songs. Untitled# 23 is an AUSSIE Radiohead CD but Kilbey predated Yorke.

  9. avatar
    Cee | 26 April 2009 at 1:41 am #

    Sentimental Mood

  10. avatar
    Cee | 26 April 2009 at 1:44 am #

    i love you eve i say
    i love you too dad eve says
    i laugh ha ha
    no dad
    she says
    i really do…..

    Te amo Eva
    Te amo tambien papá
    Me rio ja ja’
    no, papa
    ella dice

    because i felt like it…

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 April 2009 at 6:24 am #

    Dear Simon, We are going out for falafel’.nice work on the album.

  12. avatar
    davem | 26 April 2009 at 6:24 am #

    Good to see you on form.
    #23 is effing brilliant. Hope it has some commercial success.

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 April 2009 at 6:33 am #

    Davem here, login broke again. Just want to say God I love you man! Keep it up, we love you. You are amazing artist.


  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 April 2009 at 6:37 am #

    haha,…Dear Master, me n fido have borrowed the car to go to town.staaaaay,staaaaay,..yours faithfully,Fido.

  15. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 26 April 2009 at 7:23 am #

    fido? hmmm……

    having the acclaim and recognition that you so richly deserve must be satisfying and rewarding, but i think having somebody that you think the world of say that they really love you is better……
    love always……

  16. avatar
    REX | 26 April 2009 at 8:07 am #

    correction:”me n rex”;) ‘-/

  17. avatar
    eek | 26 April 2009 at 8:52 am #

    Totally on track

    No fucking kidding!!

  18. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 26 April 2009 at 8:55 am #

    Haha. Willy Waggledagger? Sounds like a name inspired by Boggie Nights’ Dirk Diggler.

  19. avatar
    EDD | 26 April 2009 at 8:58 am #

    Gonna play ma geetar to Seance tomorrow…REALLY FUKKEN LOUD…..ONE DAY!!!!

  20. avatar
    davem | 26 April 2009 at 9:05 am #

    Ha ha.

  21. avatar
    lily was here | 26 April 2009 at 10:50 am #

    All hail otherworldly and strange! All hail lines of bass xox

  22. avatar
    princey | 26 April 2009 at 11:27 am #

    I just read a review describing U#23 as “makeout rock”, what do ya think of THAT sk?????

  23. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 26 April 2009 at 11:50 am #

    Anon at 4:37, that was fuckin’ hilarious – thanks for making me laugh out loud!!! Hahahaha. Can’t seem to stop laughing.

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 April 2009 at 12:35 pm #

    cannot stop playing u23. just a very satisfying album in all regards.

  25. avatar
    Freddie | 26 April 2009 at 3:01 pm #

    Yep. Totally. 🙂 Loved today’s blog.

  26. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 26 April 2009 at 8:05 pm #

    I’m a happy camper. The vinyl edition of Untitled # 23 will be on 180 gram vinyl, AND it will include So Love May Find Us (as well as Insanity and LLC).

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 April 2009 at 9:12 pm #

    no atlanta.
    but adam franklin

  28. avatar
    iseult | 26 April 2009 at 9:53 pm #

    the churchus wanderus is a strange migratory bird rising slowly over the ocean with fine feathered wings that swoop and soar a cantilevered tail and sleek singing head with gimlet eye

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