posted on August 10, 2009 at 8:23 am

62 Responses to “(w) anchorage”

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    A. Kite | 10 August 2009 at 10:13 am #

    That may be my favorite one off the new album. It's got balls and walks.

    Next song-blogge, play that thing man! Let's hear the latest from that fertile mind of yours.

    Yesterday's poem was great.


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    the dean | 10 August 2009 at 10:17 am #

    FArout I don't know whether to laugh or cry – as always both I suppose.

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    eek | 10 August 2009 at 10:19 am #

    That was freaking adorable!

    Love the title. lol!

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    Anonymous | 10 August 2009 at 10:48 am #

    poetry and great art aside for one moment… what a dazeling pair of spectacular spectacles thou ist toteing sir

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    tk | 10 August 2009 at 11:04 am #

    Unexpected surprise! Thought you were about to lick the guitar ala Prince at one point. You may very well have a viral video hit on your hand there.

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    Anonymous | 10 August 2009 at 11:14 am #

    I now have a mental image of what little steven looked like dancing 'round his bedroom with his tennis racquet singing Cosmic Dancer..

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    david duchow | 10 August 2009 at 11:16 am #

    awesome SK.

    Here is my recent video interpretation of the song…


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    Anonymous | 10 August 2009 at 11:46 am #

    It looks like you had the house to yourself for that one..great song..great clip..and no lip synching

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    Anonymous | 10 August 2009 at 11:47 am #

    ooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh man !!!!!!!!!!! Im in good pain!!


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    Hellbound Heart | 10 August 2009 at 11:49 am #

    i think your hands did a helluva lot of talking, there……such expressive hands….

    howsabout taking us on a tour of the curios and knick-knacks and books on the shelves/wall behind you?

    love always…..

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    Freddie | 10 August 2009 at 12:29 pm #

    You almost made me late this morning 🙂

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    St Christopher of Pivot Town | 10 August 2009 at 12:29 pm #

    fucking wow
    show that to aloof sk
    circa gold afternoon fix
    blow his mind

    show it to me
    circa gold afternoon fix
    i'd have thought the future bright
    there are things i might not have done
    or thought

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    lily was here | 10 August 2009 at 12:31 pm #

    You're mad 🙂 My own online guitar hero. You're having a lot of fun with this i can see.
    I cant wait till the other guys are in town visiting.


    ps i can watch your vids no problemo on my pc but not sure how many till i tip the bandwidth limit, will have to see. I'll try and restrain myself from repeated viewings 🙂

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    Richard | 10 August 2009 at 1:12 pm #

    you seem to enjoy singing along to that one almost as much I do

    (you wally)

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    Anonymous | 10 August 2009 at 1:15 pm #

    Go Nigel Go….

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    Shirley Sally | 10 August 2009 at 1:19 pm #

    now singing and dancing – fantastic, loved it!

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    esne snoner | 10 August 2009 at 1:39 pm #

    brilliant – totally validates anyone like me who takes pleasure in air-guitaring, lip-syncing, whatever many tunes church and now yet again a want to hear that most excellent of albums number 23 – thanks sk – so good to see in such a unique way the love and respect of a man for his own music

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    Mr. Ricky | 10 August 2009 at 1:45 pm #

    wow… that was a bit unexpected, to say the least!
    you should do this every day as well as your normal blog! I know its a lot to ask… see you real soon!
    Gonna be living at T's!!!!

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    Anonymous | 10 August 2009 at 1:55 pm #

    Untitled #23 – it's crap, innit?
    Deadman's Hand, the only good song – but a very close cousing to Ricochet.
    Happenstance – great opening verse but after that it's a really tedious no-song.
    The rest of em – boring, poorly structured, inadequately arranged, extremely weak melodically and sonically.
    The so-called 'real' singing you've supposedly adopted – inadvisable and, at times, downright painful.
    The poorest, most unsatisfying Church album since MATS. And at least that had the saving grace of Comedown.
    No wonder the critical acclaim failed to translate into sales.
    I'm glad I downloaded it.

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    cazziem | 10 August 2009 at 2:43 pm #

    What a unique rendition of yet another fantastic song. No one could ever accuse you of having the ‘passion of a rock!’ Was kind of worried you might fall of the chair at one point too, so the ‘motion of a statue’ certainly wouldn't describe you either. Just make sure you stick to playing the guitar rather than rafting with it!!! xx

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    CSTCoach | 10 August 2009 at 3:03 pm #

    you are out of your mind. is it strange that i find this reassuring?

    one of my favourite songs from u23, and one of my all time church faves. that song kicks some serious ass.

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    richie24u2 | 10 August 2009 at 3:24 pm #

    Wow…I don't know what was scarier…watching you get freaky to my favorite song off the album or the realization that I have been freaking out the same EXACT way every time I toke up and blast Anchorage as well!

    Truly a monumental song. It's a crime you guys never played it this tour!

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    Mary | 10 August 2009 at 3:26 pm #

    you are the cutest thing ever!!! i had this dream last night it was funny, i was watching a video of you and i was mad cause it was one i didnt have and i thought how can i not have this one and its my favorite song, but its one you redid, called "dreaming in digital" by Orgy, and you did it so well, i was so amazed!!! but i was upset cause i still didnt have that song. lol

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    bertie's mum, kate | 10 August 2009 at 3:33 pm #

    Hounds of Love…bit of a tame and insipid version, really, wasn't it…

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    matthew | 10 August 2009 at 3:34 pm #

    Next time: live acoustic! The song(s) demand it.

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    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 10 August 2009 at 4:03 pm #

    Haha – nice "doobie", Killer!?

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    Anonymous | 10 August 2009 at 4:40 pm #

    Nice BLoggy…What's that about a cock? Perfect morning wood fodder.

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    Anonymous | 10 August 2009 at 4:57 pm #

    Hello Steve,

    Michael from the "City of Angeles" here. Anchorage has been playing non-stop in my car and my MP3 player since I bought it back at the Roxy. This song is absolutely brilliant. My favs have always been "My Little Problem", "Grind", "Priest=Aura" but from the moment I first played this song, it has captured me. It sends me to a different dimension. Thank you Killer !!

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    Anonymous | 10 August 2009 at 5:15 pm #

    I can't stop laughing my ass off !

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    veleska1970 | 10 August 2009 at 5:28 pm #

    so cute and funny!! you're having a blast. i love the title, too.

    thanks for the videos. please keep 'em coming!!

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    bjmcwilliams | 10 August 2009 at 5:42 pm #

    1. How about an acoustic performance of that!!!
    2. Most awesome song off of last album!!!
    3. Wish you would have played that on last tour!!!

    Darkness returning
    My torch keeps on burning…

    4. What are the rest of the words in the chorus?

    Keep on rockin!

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    fandorin | 10 August 2009 at 6:03 pm #

    cool so that's the official Anchorage video!! still miles better than yer still beautiful!

    love how you're channeling Mad-Eye "guitar playing has to hurt" Willson-Piper at 3:27

    one of the Ü23 songs i sussed much much later…it's Louisiana's rusty, older brother. How come Church songs with town names (Buffalo, Lou, Anchorage) always sound so beautifully melancholically fucked up. A wonderful geographic trilogy. Next album: how much do I have to pay you to record the yet-non-existing songs "Hammerfest" and "Jyväskylä"?

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    Anonymous | 10 August 2009 at 6:09 pm #

    A glimpse into the world of teenage Stevee.

    Is that a Jaguar?

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    Dannis | 10 August 2009 at 6:17 pm #

    The song Anchorage is the heavy weight champion of the world for 2009. have a great day!

    Dannis in Toronto

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    m.p.k | 10 August 2009 at 7:12 pm #

    Well, you didn't play it on the tour so this will have to do ;-D

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    Anonymous | 10 August 2009 at 7:38 pm #

    Nice! The best track on the new album.

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    treed | 10 August 2009 at 8:13 pm #

    1) i am laughing and loving this! first noisy giggle of the day.


    2) usually most of us don't even use the hairburush anymore, so extra props for props..


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    ronbonham | 10 August 2009 at 8:36 pm #

    Ok, doesn't quite make up for you

    guys not playing it on the US tour

    but that was $ none the less.

    In my world IL has lost it's lead

    guitarist due to too many "real"

    life commitments. He was holding us

    back so we are moving onwards and

    upwards without him. I think in the

    long run it will be a blessing for

    the band.

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    Anonymous | 10 August 2009 at 10:09 pm #


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    princey | 10 August 2009 at 10:33 pm #

    Boys 'n' their toys eh?!

    Can't wait for the real deal this Sunday sk:)))))
    love Amanda

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    Damien | 10 August 2009 at 10:48 pm #

    Glad to see you can make a goose of yourself and can have a laugh with us, Steve.

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    matt davison | 10 August 2009 at 11:08 pm #

    that is my fav off u23 bar none!!
    However I must say…….You are C R -AZYYYYYYY Buddy!!completley nuts……..waccko Kilbo!!hehhehe

    Oh' youre the best man….

    -you look very happy back at home!!

    Lv Md

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    stealthblue | 10 August 2009 at 11:15 pm #

    Ahh, look at you…making sweet, sweet love to the Fender Mustang!! That was quite entertaining, Steve-o! Thanks for the chuckle. Hope your up-coming gigs are just completely ROCKIN'!! Would love to see you guys play in Oz some day…

    Much Peace and Love to you, the Fam., and all you other Fiendss,


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    scott | 11 August 2009 at 12:03 am #


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    Anonymous | 11 August 2009 at 12:30 am #

    (w)onderfully (e)ccentric (P)rofessor

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    Anonymous | 11 August 2009 at 12:32 am #

    Great song, my favorite on U#23! Why didn't this one make the set list for the US tour?

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    Anonymous | 11 August 2009 at 1:40 am #

    What a plonker! I cant believe you get
    paid for being a goose.

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    Jasperina | 11 August 2009 at 3:33 am #

    Magic minstrel doing improvisation…such fun. Letting your hair down…you aren't shy at all!

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    plumlady | 11 August 2009 at 3:34 am #

    Awesome, thank you. What a wonderful song off that album; the best one. Would also love to hear an older acoustic one and a walk around your house and look out the door onto Australia.

    I'm off to a pagan festival for the week, in the heat. I'll be bringing plenty of Church music to dance around the bonfire to. I'll miss tuning in to this blog for my time gone.

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    Anonymous | 11 August 2009 at 3:57 am #

    The best song on U23. First time I heard it I was gone.

    In my top 5 best songs ever by The Church.

    Pity not a live version that lasts 15 minutes

    Can we expect some new accoustic material live on your blogg Steve?

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    simonlawlor | 11 August 2009 at 5:13 am #

    im assuming this is the offical video for this song?

    to be seen on mtv, video hits, rage soon?

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    fantasticandy | 11 August 2009 at 6:32 am #

    i liked it best when you used the mustang as a paddle!

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    Anonymous | 11 August 2009 at 9:15 am #

    I don't get it, that's just plain dumb.
    Honestly I can't watch it, ..embarrassment.
    What would the others in the band think of you being such a goose like that?
    It’s your own fucken song , do what you like but the title (wank) doesn’t redeem the post grad uni review humour.

    OK, so I get that you don’t always take yourself or your art seriously but why completely blow any mystique you may ever have had, and if that’s the point, big deal.
    Again , embarrassment.


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    ross b | 11 August 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    Ha ha!!! This is awesome!! 🙂 A great song from a great album, it's really growing on me..
    Much love, rb.

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    glynnisjohns | 11 August 2009 at 8:12 pm #

    Jeebus tapdancing christ!

    What the hell just happened there?

    Call Mahatma Lembo!

    Nah, just kiddin'
    it would be nice to get some acoustic demos fallin' out your noggin' though the fingers via the blog.


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    Cee | 11 August 2009 at 8:15 pm #

    Oh, the rowing bit – my favorite! HIGH – larious!

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    Anonymous | 12 August 2009 at 3:29 am #

    Best song on the album and a full-on Chruch classic, it is. Yep.


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    merl | 14 August 2009 at 5:29 am #

    that certainly was some riot-ous 'emoting…'

    some people do, indeed, spend too much time alone!

    love it!

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    Anonymous | 14 August 2009 at 5:29 am #

    A few negative comments for this one, but not from me.
    I thought it was imaginative and brilliant!
    I think I would have run out of enthusiasm and creativity by the end if i were to try and sing something like that with so much expression.
    Loving it!
    Galveston TX

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    eek | 14 August 2009 at 8:41 am #

    PV posted — "What would the others in the band think of you being such a goose like that?"

    I imagine after all these years, they're pretty used to it. lol

    (and I'll bet the others can be just as goofy!)

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    Q&A | 23 September 2009 at 4:51 am #

    Hey what's this song about anyway?

    Love it all the way!

    Why did you pick the title Anchorage?

    Love the silliness from the video though

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    tk | 13 August 2012 at 6:52 pm #

    I take it this vid has been removed? Personally loved it. 2 years later, came back for a revisit… then saw the negative comments. Ha, ha… wow, I thought the impromptu take actually added to the Kilbey mystique. I went straight to iTunes and bought the song after watching it. Oh well, keep rockin’ it SK.

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