posted on July 1, 2012 at 10:16 am

demonstration of power

ok i find myself incredibly bizzy bizzy bizzy

dividing my time between painting writing music and family

i have music brewing solo music and collaborations

i have sung on 4 or 5 songs for a group called polaroid kiss

the main guy brandun is a very self-possessed guy

knocking out very sharp eighties-ish sounding songs

but its the kind of eighties sounds i like

like ultravox sounded on systems of romance

then theres alienskin

george and i have collaborated on a dreamy gleamy song vaguely eighties-ish

but things i loved from the eighties

this is a swoony gorgeous track

its very romantic and i think you’re gonna like it

i have sent a load of music off to hu dost to sing on or tinker with

google them if you want i don’t know how to explain their trip

anyway be nice to see what they can do

polinski and i got off to a good start with mimesis 2

we have some good stuff in the can already

martin kennedy arrives in sydney tomorrow morning

i will be picking him up and we will be working on kil/ken 3

we will be recording the vox here in tree-top studio

or should i call it barking up the right tree studio….?

anyway i can think of studios with worse views

still in pipeline :

tarot of the time being

its nearing completion being slowed down by me not having yet checked the proofs

sorry mem i’m getting round to it…..

also the church tour from 1990

hoo boy that’ll be an eye opener for all of us

well thats still on the film cassette thingys so no time too soon…sigh

meanwhile i’m vaguely planning a super TIMEBEING book

a book with all the best art music words auto-bio archival personal memoir blah blah

something big and colourful with lots o’pictures

i intend to send y’all another skp song soon

its coming

i got loads of bits of music coming to fruition

i gotta get my head around this digital sound tho

it aint doing what my tape recorder used to do

you could chuck stuff onto tape a bit of reverb

it used to kinda settle down and go all nice n warm

computer music can’t and don’t do that

its just all sitting there (for me at least)

unfortunately i gotta get more involved in engineering not my strongest point

figuring out EQing out things which don’t sound like much

but they’re gobbling up all the space somehow

i am negotiating with quite  few different characters various schemes

still in infancy maybe none will ever come to anything

the church are reconvening at end of year

read all about it as it comes to hand

in some ways i am a foot soldier in the rock wars

i go where i’m told and i fight accordingly

i am in the thick of it

sometimes with strange allies and enemies

still i yearn to strike a blow for the cause

the cause of the church

of course ever dearest to my heart

my flagship thing which i am but one admiral

so i parachute into wineries and ent cents

blasting the damned audients with rocknroll salvation

lo my big bass will be shooting low

hitting men in the chest and ladies deep inside somewhere warm

and my voice will proclaim the great truth of rocknroll

that it is all a lie

a fantastic amazing crazy ridiculous lie

and i will whisper my fragments of god given nonsense

into powerful electric transmitters which will blast them towards their heads

but i cannot make them listen only hear

they will hear our great machine but will they listen?

somehow all those lies set to music are becoming true again

what is happening? i am confused

so i turn up in summer on a stage in austra-lazier

and there i am wispy hair white beard freckles earrings incredible calves

i have lived a fantastic life

i have experienced many of the inner and outer worlds this world has to offer

i have turned this charade around

i am now more authentic than almost anything else you’ll see

we are more authentic

every guy in the band is authenticity in flesh

as in some cat who loves music and has excelled in his sphere

can you imagine being able to play guitar or drums like those guys?

after a lifetime we stand together still with minor disruptions yes

but we come back and we’re still swinging those axes hard

so yeah there you go fiendss

thats why i do it all

will we convert thousands to our cause

which is the pursuit of excellence in words and music but still rock….?

yes maybe this will be the time

the dullened proles and phillysteins will finally open their eyes and see that

although there are verily many paths to rock heaven

that the church’s path  will certainly lead you to rapture

but it is a subtle rapture and it takes some time to realise

(like all the very best drugs…!!)

and many do not have the imagination or faith to hear our mysterious allure

fuck em then ! as i always have n always will say fuck em!

i will lay my lovely dishes out for them to see

if they refuse to partake then…….

well its sunday morning

and yeah i’m writing some essays on bands for those great coffee table books

the ones sam does

and well i’m writing essays on a whole load of musical legends

and its hard time consuming work

i’m dj ing my 2 fave records in kings cross on thursday nite

fuck

i’m bizzy gee whiz la di dah

so there you if you wonder

skp songs coming atcha soon

almost done my backlog of art commissions

commission a song

commission a painting

commission something from me

bandcamp has a lot of my stuff up there now

more coming

tracking down all the bits n pieces to make everything available

now i’m getting old i want to make everything available

open all vaults and get it out to anyone who may want it

i have books and books and archives full of stuff

its just so time consuming

and

i’m exhausted now just thinking of it all

oh yeah and melby premiere for short film comeback 18th july

its free

am i really possibly the greatest ever actor ever…?

nope!

but gee its  nice little film

bye now

over n out

sk

 

81 Responses to “where i’m at”

  1. avatar
    Cocoamo | 1 July 2012 at 10:38 am #

    Yes, rapture.

    Pearls cast before swine.

    Your Friend in Pennsylvania

    • avatar
      colette | 1 July 2012 at 5:48 pm #

      Thanks, I’ll try not to take that personally. I guess a buddhist for example would consider swine on the same levels as pearls, if not superior?

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        Cocoamo | 2 July 2012 at 11:16 am #

        Sorry – I did not mean to offend. I was referring to the people who “don’t get it”. I’ve played some of my Church music for people who just get a blank stare. I mean, it’s like offering color to people who can only see in black and white? Certainly, I was not referring to anyone who would be on this site, although it was an arrogant statement on any level, and one I shouldn’t have sent.

        Your Friend in Pennsylvania

        • avatar
          colette | 3 July 2012 at 7:22 pm #

          I was half tongue in cheek when I wrote it so am probably arrogant myself at times. Not to worry 🙂

  2. avatar
    colette | 1 July 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    I guess becoming more authentic is a relative thing. Re strange friends/enemies, I feel rather presumptuous to call myself a friend. We are fb friends, sure. I would like to think of myself as more than that because you said yourself that I know myself I write well which was exceedingly kind of you and very important to me. I will adhere to certain ideas not just in order to stir the opposition but ultimately be true to myself.The biggest sign of friendship i can offer is my honesty. It is not always political but it is the best offering of myself I can make to a friend. So you need not take my ideas personally, I offer them as my truth (which is often in flux) and hope for exchange, acceptance, freedom of expression, understanding and tolerance. So I’m still thinking of turning up on Thurs night if things go my way, and look forward to your future works. It has been a pleasure to exchange ideas with you, even when it has been banter, argument whatever. I’m not a perfectionist (too much) and find the flaws of life interesting.

  3. avatar
    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 1 July 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    RE: engineering on the old comp…

    it does not forgive ya…hard to splash around reverbishness
    when it wants all primp-accurate-and proper….
    My finest recordings have always been on the use of Tascam 4+….
    Than convert tape to digggeeee…

    But now iv found the unique Zoom H2n…
    Captures everything ‘live’ and spontaneously…
    and still offers the gift of long ago…
    5 on board mics are amazing…
    It’s how I did those blusey runs I sent ya…
    Sound reminds me of how the 80’s wad captured…
    And still can process an analog world of background sounds…
    But now u can slide it over digitally to the present…
    Try n find one to play with, it will not disappoint…
    It does a Hell of a lot more than record a session…
    Imagine n explore , its a studio in itself…
    People just follow directions when ya can alter
    all a tool can/how b used…
    The 4 track tape is a 16 track in the right hands,
    dub dub refund and layer/duplicate…
    So much fun it still is to harness the 4tracker…
    It will b a ‘gotta have’ , musician’s friend…
    like the olden days of recording…
    Check out the Zoom H2n , its the updated
    version…its their triumphant perfect artists tool…

    Stay forever strong and busy !!!
    And a universal thanx for everything, keep us
    intrigued…and may ur staff be strong and
    always in tune…kiss those kids a fatherly love…

    Great Read !!!
    It’s healing energy in words…

    Daz

    • avatar
      andy | 1 July 2012 at 7:48 pm #

      i’m a computer engineer by trade….and i wouldn’t use ’em to record ANYTHING!
      neither mac nor pc…..
      zoom HD16….straight into the deck, onboard mixdown and mastering.
      good olde faders ‘n knobs!
      16-track or 8 direct live inputs……more than enough for us.
      tend to use a zoom h2 to catch sanch’s classical style gut-strung doodles and then bang them into the main deck.
      people keep telling us we have an ‘organic’ human sound.
      ditch the mac!
      get a ‘real’ deck….. you know it makes sense.

      • avatar
        BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 2 July 2012 at 12:15 am #

        Anyone ever tell you that The Failed has an organic, almost human like sound ??? LOLOLOL !!!
        Everyone-please find and experience The Failed …BRILLIANT !!!
        I suggest you post that link RE: the fest up here…
        Where are you at on ‘fantastic’ ???
        after completion – maybe forward it to Killer ???
        (just a thought)
        An across water compilation of like minds…

        Still Super Proud Of YOU !!!

        Daz

  4. avatar
    david | 1 July 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    …personal assistant……..could be a perfect storm of energy to help sift through those archives…

  5. avatar
    david | 1 July 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    ….cassette demos were nice n warm….is that why they always got stolen…

  6. avatar
    Chris | 1 July 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    I’m a recent devotee in The Time Being Clan, unlike loyal and faithful Collette and Krut, but the above post is why I drink regularly at the sk wells. Steve is up there with Pissarot & Warhol & Winton…..an Aussie Matisse…..a contemporary Orstrayun mystic….an artistic corncucopia outpouring creativity for our delectation and enlightenment. When my in-Herod-trance comes in I’m a-gonna buy an original sk to adorn my humble walls….and I’m gonna buy the planned The Time Being book before then. Rock on sk…..long may you live!

  7. avatar
    Steven Krut | 1 July 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    So many projects. I look forward to hearing/seeing all of them. I wish a new Church album was among the projects, but the best things in life are worth waiting for. BTW, allmusic.com has a new lengthy and flattering biography of The Church: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-church-mn0000764181

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 1 July 2012 at 7:23 pm #

      Interesting , though incorrect at first glance…
      BWTB was released in 2005 , not 2009…
      a shame to not be chronological…

      Daz

      • avatar
        Steven Krut | 2 July 2012 at 2:47 am #

        The old biography was abridged and pegged them as basically one-hit wonders from the eighties. The new one is much more deferential, detailed, and highlights the fact that they’re still very much an ongoing force.

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          BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 3 July 2012 at 7:08 pm #

          Great Find !!!

  8. avatar
    Chris | 1 July 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    Was thinking this morning….I used to sing in a church choir with Nick Cave. ( He was ‘Nicky Cave’ then. We both liked Russell Morris.) I thought, ‘He became a Rock musician and singer, and I became a priest. ‘ Why the fuck do we do what we do and go where we go……karma…..destiny…..providence…..free will….happenstance……?

    • avatar
      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 1 July 2012 at 7:16 pm #

      -possibly a recipe of all that you wisely have stated…
      along with a sizeable dose of
      Fate…

      cheers Chris !!!
      You’ve been such a welcomed addition to the fray…
      you possess great insight…

      Daz

      • avatar
        colette | 2 July 2012 at 8:29 am #

        Yes, Chris, good on you 🙂 You sound like someone I used to go out with. But he wouldn’t’ve ended up a priest, I don’t think? Heh, yes I met this lovely young Chris once who played the guitar, was quite poetic etc but completely disorgainised, indecisive, hesitant and I thought I was bad. So funny how someone can seem to be compatible and then impossible to live with. Like another one I met at Uni who was posing as a Uni student. Took me years to discover that. We had so much in common except for the lying. Is there a law against what he did I wonder… oh wtf? Now I’m married to someone very organised (professionally), quite the opposite of the Chris I once knew and not a poetic bone in his body he says. I find it hard to believe because he likes music to an extent and apparently was a good drawer when young, but he has become so culturally barren. Perhaps that’s his loss. I have to stoke my own cultural fulfillment somehow.

  9. avatar
    Lady Di | 1 July 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Go sk! You’re making me dizzy!

  10. avatar
    davem | 1 July 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    Looking forward to ALL of that!
    And great news about the church.
    x

  11. avatar
    Michael | 1 July 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    Your’e an inspiration SK I’m looking forward to the next chapter.

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 July 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Sounds fantastic ja – but u doing classic sk sing-speak on this stuff or u23 ‘real’ singing?

  13. avatar
    Boriah | 1 July 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    “commission a song
    commission a painting
    commission something from me

    tracking down all the bits n pieces to make everything available
    now i’m getting old i want to make everything available
    open all vaults and get it out to anyone who may want it”

    I take those words! Have to write to Sam to ask for prices.
    In 25 days I´ll start my holydays and will go to a 15 day trip to visit China. Have to buy some Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan stuff :). If u need something from there let me know. I´ll take some Steve Kilbey solo stuff, Skinny Puppy, Japan, and some of my stuff on my Ipod.

    Cheers!

    PD: Polinski was one of the BEST Church producers. You dont know how much I love MATS, that album is your Pink Floyd album. Brilliant pristine sound and amazing voice the yours there. Powles never sounded that good in record since then. Pity. I declare that Steven Wilson should produce The Church.
    Kuala Lumpur….

    • avatar
      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 2 July 2012 at 12:22 am #

      Agreed on MATS !!!
      The extended CD has great extras, was hard to find…
      ‘Why’ is a hypnotic gem…
      Have a safe and fulfilling (share those stories of froth) trip !!!
      Dream would have been Mr John Paul Jones behind the knobs…
      on GAF or anything else, The Church and JPJ were made to work
      together – sonic supremacy !!! ….never to late, SK ???

      Daz

      • avatar
        Boriah | 3 July 2012 at 10:05 pm #

        Thanks Dazza. We should jam someday!
        Hugs
        Alex

        • avatar
          BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 4 July 2012 at 12:43 pm #

          I originated from what you treasure greatly, the Maiden (first 2 , Killers is a gem) and I spent my early 80’s dabbling well in the speed/shred of my west coast (the usual suspects- some are friends)…. Now, I shred for my particular amusement ….but as of recently…iv been encouraged by a mutual friend to change my course. I now play the Blues, Chicago style with a hint of shred deep inside. Thank you for the invite…let’s converse after ur return to share the sordid details of the Far East…my friend…

          Super Congrats on the 4-0 shut out…very well deserving – dominant !!!

          Daz

  14. avatar
    Linjo | 1 July 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    omg exhausted reading all that. It is your voice me thinks that hits the ladies deep inside somewhere warm, second to the bass. Maybe singledom suits the renaissance man, gets his creative juices flowing, sorry though it is that way! I was totally intoxicated by Ultravox at 17 xxx Linda x

  15. avatar
    hellbound heart | 1 July 2012 at 10:33 pm #

    damn, you are juicing in a big way, my friend….can’t wait to hear/see the fruits of your labors….
    <3

  16. avatar
    narelle | 2 July 2012 at 12:39 am #

    tarot cards by yours truely…really
    got to see a few tarocchi cards at the Renaissance exhibition
    part of the only remaining packs (3 in total) from the 1420s
    they were eventually banned as the cards were thought to encourage laziness….bliss!
    anyway, they were hugh compared to cards today…and quite beautiful
    Pamela Coleman, illustrator/artist from the Waite pack pretty well got zip for her amazing work…she died poor and alone…thats awful as her work is so famous
    little wonder folk reluctantly pursue the creative side as a ‘profession’

  17. avatar
    Chris | 2 July 2012 at 12:39 am #

    Thanks Daz….love your responses to Steve’s gems too….Pax.

  18. avatar
    Once | 2 July 2012 at 9:20 am #

    So Darrin K sent me this CD called “Damaged/Controlled”, and I was so into my own stuff at the time, I set it aside.

    Uh…WOW!

    Freaking FABULOUS, and thank you, Darrin!!! I’m back now, sorry for the neglect – when one is under pressure of a corporate being, one cannot be oneself. Going to film school now, HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!!

    Again – wow! This is really good stuff, SK! Loving it!!!

    • avatar
      Once | 2 July 2012 at 9:29 am #

      Daz –

      Please accept my apology for blockin’ ya out…I had stuff to work on. You are a great friend, and a great SK devotee…luv ya, mate.

      • avatar
        BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 3 July 2012 at 7:03 pm #

        No worries Dgirl –
        Glad to have ya back…
        Proud of ur career move-
        so glad ur true being has escaped
        that dreadful job u disliked so…
        Talk soon – ya got my home email.
        Film school !!!
        Fantastic !!!

        Daz

  19. avatar
    Galamor the Wizard | 2 July 2012 at 9:22 am #

    1 Wollongong ticket booked! Now the wait 🙁

  20. avatar
    Once | 2 July 2012 at 9:42 am #

    Oh, btw, been talking to Martin to commission a song (cuz I am totally scared of Steve!)…I am so excited about it…hopefully soon…I like a lot of diverse stuff, so it’s going to be interesting…

    😉

  21. avatar
    Jesiah6 | 2 July 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    Sounds like there’s a lot of great stuff coming our way! Can’t wait for more KK and more Church!

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 July 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    Systems of Romance? 1978 – came out while you were over here in london! Of all your stuff, Ive always thought Conny Plank shouldve produced Seance – how fucking amazing would that have been? Answer : fucking amazing!

  23. avatar
    Ryan Murdock | 2 July 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    Great to hear there’s so much more on the way! You always manage to nail those feelings, words and notes that has always marked the best of your stuff, but each time in a way that wasn’t quite expected and that diverges from what came before. I’d love to see some of those notebooks from your archives too. I learned a lot from the handwritten lyric sheets I’ve seen – which bits came straight out, which bits were crossed out for something better.

  24. avatar
    Michel | 2 July 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    Reading this makes my heart beat fast !
    This time I am in to commission a song.
    What have I got to do ?

  25. Jmb066
    Jmb066 | 2 July 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    Steve

    Love these updates and can’t wait to hear, see and read it all. Make some time for yourself in there before you hit the road again.

    Take care,

    Jason

  26. avatar
    plumlady | 3 July 2012 at 7:40 am #

    Do I read correctly that you are working on a tarot deck? That would be so awesome! Sounds like you are in a hyper creative mode; that’s exciting for us Time Beings (or is that Timbe Beingers). Once you’re ready to release stuff, it would be good to see a recap of what all you’ve got new for those of us that don’t read everyday.

  27. avatar
    Stewart | 3 July 2012 at 9:08 am #

    Interesting timing. My Logic package arrived yesterday. I’ve heard good things about it but put off getting it because it’s only compatible with Macs and I’ve only ever used PCs. After some hours playing around with my old PC version of Cubase a week or so ago, the program froze and the work was lost. I’ve finally got a Mac and Logic but, of course, my old interface is incompatible. (Any suggestions about a reliable and versatile interface would be appreciated.)
    In relation to the sound differences between analogue and digital, I’ve heard about running signals through analogue gear to warm them up and plan to try this with my old Tascam 38 8 track. I can see some steep learning curves ahead.

  28. avatar
    Chris | 3 July 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    Colette: Sorry to hear that the Chris you knew was loose with the truth. I have always valued ‘love’ and ‘truth’ above all else. And I have always thought that to love the truth was the highest goal: to resist the fraudulent, the half-truth, the subtle deception, the easy conclusion, the pleasing position….in these directions lies the life lived without its fullest meaning and purpose.And I have joined TTB because I sense that Steve highly values love and truth. I also believe that poetry is the language of heaven, as only metaphor, myth, symbol and story can carry the weight of ultimate truth. I once lost my way completely in life and was floundering…seriously floundering.The only things that got me through were my diaphanous wife, my angelic 4 daughters, my loyal and long-suffering friends, and reading T.S.Eliot every day without fail. Someone had given me ‘The Four Quartets’, and I read them like a man deprived of water in a desert who suddenly finds a spring of pure, clear water in the middle of the wasteland. Poetry literally saved me…pax.

  29. avatar
    Chris | 3 July 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    ‘The whole story of the universe is implicit in any part of it. The meditative eye can look through any single object and see, as through a window, the entire cosmos. Make the smell of roast duck in an old kitchen diaphanous and you will have a glimpse of everything, from the spiral nebulae to Mozart’s music and the stigmata of St. Francis of Assisi. The artistic problem is to produce diaphanousness in spots, selecting the spots so as to reveal only the most humanly significant of distant vistas behind the near familiar object.’

    Aldous Huxley.

    Wish I had said that….Steve says it in so many different ways….

  30. avatar
    Chris | 3 July 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    Prattling tonight…but…hey, I’m in a TTB kinda mood!!! Re. Steve and love and truth…I remember as a teenager watching Steve and the guys on TV performing ‘Unguarded Moment’, and I thought, there is something about that guy, Steve, at the front. He has an aura. Like he knows something we all don’t. That sudden, brief awareness has never left me…hmmm…

    • avatar
      colette | 4 July 2012 at 8:36 am #

      Ex chris wasn’t loose with the truth, just young and confused I think. The liar was another one altogether. Pleasant memories of Chris on the whole. One of the reasons I decided to study eng lit at uni (did a bit of lang as well), was to immerse myself in a sort of therapeutic world, help me find some of my own truth. Did some eliot for the hsc, also austen and emily bronte really awakened something re literature…sadly in a way I decided to become an english teacher. sad because what was once a pleasure became work. still love literature but must say am preferring the more social, ‘spontaneous’ medium here these days. What is getting me through is this, my music I listen to, my phone camera, ballet and friends 🙂

      • avatar
        colette | 4 July 2012 at 8:38 am #

        and kids, though sometimes I wonder about that….

        • avatar
          BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 4 July 2012 at 12:50 pm #

          Collygrl-
          I believe:
          Children are the splendor that makes this rock spin…
          Sometimes off course, but we right it straight just the same…

          Bless all the mothers n fathers, and bless those who have no offsprings…
          but make up the villages we need each and every day…

          Daz

          • avatar
            colette | 5 July 2012 at 9:39 am #

            Yes, very true…sweetly put… some people without kids have had quite an influence on my life, perhaps because of their lack of jadedness which should be even more of a reason to bless parents… bless those kids too who assume certain parental roles within families… yes that ‘sometimes’ is more a reflection on me than the kids themselves, poor helpless innocent creatures!

  31. Kraig
    Kraig | 4 July 2012 at 6:46 am #

    You Rock Man! Can’t wait for the flood gate of archives to open up! We’re addicted to SKP like dope! Give us more! Dope us good! You need to enslave some tiny skp elves to assist you with all that extra work, sweat & toil em’ to death!

  32. avatar
    honestmick | 4 July 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    woohoohoohoohah Busting Loose!

  33. avatar
    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 4 July 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    Happy Independence Day !!!

    may everyone remain safe, roof over head, bellies a plentiful..
    may love shine down on all…
    may the last shot be fired this very day…
    may the tomorrows brighten the darkness of
    just hours before, the yesterdays…

    Daz

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 July 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    Is this your blog or chris’s?

    • avatar
      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 5 July 2012 at 8:53 am #

      Hints of jealousy…
      The Great KILBEY can and does edit …
      Chris is a great contributor …
      Please dont be a hater, just to many in this world,
      and grow a pair and sign your actual name…
      so this community can identify with you …
      I do imagine your a solid person …
      But hating is not cool …

      Darrin J. Kelly
      aka per SK – Daz
      Chicago – a city sweltering
      Hottest summer in 17 years +
      It just began…say a prayer please…

    • avatar
      colette | 5 July 2012 at 10:24 am #

      Please don’t be cross with chris or any of his interlocutors for alas anonymous you too can be loquatious…just as I can be erroneous… but not that my wires are crossed wanted to say, sydney siders should apparently go to king’s x tonite for a roller derby/sk dj gig or summit.

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    Javier | 5 July 2012 at 12:23 am #

    John Foxx’ Ultravox was one of the best groups ever and “Systems of Romance” one of the most underrated albums in rock history. I was lucky enough to discover them years ago thanks to a compilation of those three first Island records. I gave it as a gift to a guy who was a friend of mine thinking it was that Midge Ure’s stuff. I guess he hated it, but I also got one copy for me and I was amazed (and relieved) that it was a different thing.

  36. avatar
    TT | 5 July 2012 at 9:38 am #

    Comments 54
    Chris 6
    Colette 6
    BTH 9
    39%
    They may have commissioned songs but they got what they paid for.
    Why don’t they hold their conversations on their own space?
    Miss, Master, Mr. & Mrs. Todos Totul

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 5 July 2012 at 11:28 am #

      TT-
      Four days ago SK wrote this wonderful blog entry, and over these past days …
      we wait patiently/anxiously for a new entry by Steve. that’s ok , right ???
      If you know that SK has not been able to update cuz he is extremely busy…Not
      writing something new (by just opening this home page) , why do you even care if
      any of the people and percentages ,you so diligently described, write anything ???
      The only words harming anyone are the ones that are critical of other people, do
      you agree ??? So ignore it (us?) ….its easier than trying to point out something that’s
      irrelevant. You n your bride are no doubt cool people to even be on TTB, and
      probably for a long time. It’s just a comment section on a blog, flip over to the
      Huffington posts blog/comments on any relevant current human conditions ,
      and you find a battery of people destroying each other about every human
      opinion or statement. That site draws millions, most of us on here are just
      enjoying everything SK.
      Sorry if I offended you in any way, but I will always keep writing…
      have on this site and its prior – for many years. I’m not going anywhere.

      Hope you have a grand week…

      Daz

    • avatar
      colette | 5 July 2012 at 4:40 pm #

      Is that a rhetorical question TT? 🙂

  37. avatar
    Chris | 5 July 2012 at 10:51 am #

    ‘We all came back from the war
    I wish somebody would tell me the score
    We raked old Poseidon over the coals
    Shook his shells, shaved his shoals
    Where can a soldier fix himself a drink
    Forget the noise, forget the stink
    And the opium is running pretty low
    ‘Cause when the pain comes back,
    I don’t want to know
    Across yonder ocean the natives are fierce
    Their ears are filled their teeth are pierced
    But it’s not their spears that spill your breath
    They kill their enemies by loving them to death.’

  38. avatar
    Chris | 5 July 2012 at 10:58 am #

    I turned around to see the clown
    He made no sound, his face was down
    He was crying, dying to laugh another smile
    Down the empty avenues
    I stood inside his worn-out shoes
    I was flying, trying just to come down
    The circus crowd, cruel and proud
    Existing in the wilderness
    Minding their own business, of dying
    I turned around and they were gone
    ‘I pulled my useless pity on
    It was morning, morning so pure and undefiled
    Inside my room a healing sea
    Nothing here makes sense to me
    There’s no warning, wanting just to come down
    At great expense, ladies and gents
    We bring you the greatest show
    You can take it with you when you go, lying
    Pretty ugly, pretty sad, pretty helpless, pretty glad
    Pretty angry, pretty mad, pretty ugly, pretty sad.’

    ….poetry man….

  39. avatar
    Chris | 5 July 2012 at 11:01 am #

    Peace and Love…Peace and Love….

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 July 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    Steve says this is not a forum or an online community, its his blog so please limit your comments strictly to what he has written. He has told you repeatedly that if you want to talk to each other, this is not the place for it. Get each others email addresses and PM each other. Thank-you.

  41. Shaman Ron
    Shaman Ron | 6 July 2012 at 2:06 am #

    Cool vibes man! Its better to be busy than bored.
    The Church was the band of the week on XM w/Richard Blade a month or so ago.
    They played some nice clips of you talking about music then and now.
    Richard gave The Church and you ‘ol Steve great pub.
    He attested to the growing popularity you are gaining from the youth.

    See ya around the universe!

  42. avatar
    colette | 6 July 2012 at 9:44 am #

    Good job, anon, you’re like the class prefect! I wonder why the comments are published if they are annoying?… I have been particularly responsive this time because people have addressed me by name – not always by my correct name but I don’t really have a correct name, so if someone even seems to address me, I will try to be polite and answer. Yes, obviously this has helped in a sort of chain reaction. Umble hapologies. And as you can see, you own constructive comments as well as TT’s have helped too. I do admit to being inspired to comment more than once with less direct reasons at times… I can’t seem to help it. That automatic writing thing. I guess sk would not publish the stuff if… anyway, I actually saw and met sk again last night and from his greeting, I don’t think he was cross with me. It was a most enjoyable evening at the Whisper bar, where he played ‘Performance’ and a Genesis record. I would like to replay the evening if poss – in a way it was a bit unfortunate to have kept chatting and being distracted while the records played and not to have listened closer but there were a couple of songs which were particularly groovy and sk gave some very interesting information before each record, so I was very lucky to have been able to attend.Just lovely to have his music set the ambiance. It was a cold dark miserable evening in a way which he transformed into fun and there were only a few tables in the tiny bar but even more precious then… wish he could dj there every week but then again…he did say see you next week as a joke but I quite like that idea. Anyway I beg your forgiveness for further verbosity but I felt compelled to share this. I hope it brings some joy. Me, i would prob be green with jealousy if I hadn’t gone, but it is not my conscious motive to make you jealous, fellas. Oh sorry that’s write it’s not a community. Regards to sk and family by the way, he says they nearly all have colds and I don’t think he was feeling great, just letting you know. It has been very nippy for Sydney. Touch wood I’m not touched by jack frost.

  43. avatar
    Steven Krut | 6 July 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    I’ve made another video that I’d like to share: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNS6CFIhmu0&feature=g-upl

    It’s a HD remake of a video I made a few years ago for Sunken Sun.

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 7 July 2012 at 11:12 am #

      steve
      I’m really enjoying all these videos you’re making!!
      people have a look!

      • avatar
        Steven Krut | 7 July 2012 at 12:15 pm #

        Maybe one will go viral and propel The Church into a stadium act. 🙂

        • avatar
          thetimebeing | 7 July 2012 at 12:18 pm #

          sk wouldn’t that be nice. we would buy mansions in connecticut next to each other! and re-name the street SK street!

          • avatar
            Steven Krut | 7 July 2012 at 3:27 pm #

            Ha-ha!

    • avatar
      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 7 July 2012 at 1:40 pm #

      Outstanding Vid – other SK , but if ur not commenting directly about this specific blog entry….how dare you !!!
      That’s fuggin ridiculous … Is it not ??? Here is a great guy who is spending his quality time creating imaginative works of ART…YET the antagonists feel no need to crawl out from under their rocks to throw stones at ‘other SK’ because why ??? Is it because Steve approves of his work, than you can hitch up to the bandwagon and join in…that’s fake …is it not ??? Grow up- your boring just breathing !!!

      If its real, which no doubt Collygrl says its so…I hope both you and your family feel better soon Killer…
      so glad to read about a fine night out, no doubt you earned it C-grl…

      And as for the other SK…your work is spectacularly brilliant, I truly hope you are employed in some fashion related to the great videos that your creative eye has shared. It’s really amazing stuff…if in any way possible this helps Steve and The Church…you have my nomination for ‘most creatively devoted’ ….
      The vids are just incredible !!!

      I hope those colds leave soon…winter looks so much nicer from here… its over 100 for the 3d straight day here and people are dying ( 6 in the last couple days ) …Saturday’s forecast for more heat/humidity… Please say any type of prayer for those who can’t escape this furnace in the states…just 17 years ago …over 700+ lost their lives in a similar heat disaster…I lost a friend I used to play chess with outdoors…he was a sweet elderly soul…

      Be careful everyone…no matter where you are …

      Daz

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 July 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    Hey guys you all realise theres more than 1 anon on here, right?

  45. avatar
    Bernadette Keys | 7 July 2012 at 11:57 am #

    It gets very boring when people comment and talk amongst themselves on here- there’s a zillion chat rooms you can do that in. Perhaps none of you realise how it looks to others that read the blog? Also SK has asked more than once.

  46. avatar
    Lady Di | 7 July 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    Hi sk, it was good to see you at Whisper on Thurs night, looking very dapper in your jacket I must say too.
    There’s something I still like about putting needle to vinyl. Some of my records are scratched, some jump, some covers stuck together with sticky tape, but I wouldn’t part with them, especially the church.
    Hope the girls are feeling better.

    Love Di

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 7 July 2012 at 12:30 pm #

      lovely to see you too Di ! and ms Therese of course. i name you my number one NSW fans!!

  47. avatar
    colette | 7 July 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    Yes, a crowd of anonymi here… anyway I’ll have to ask for friendly well intentioned people not to address me directly unless it is sk I guess so hopefully I won’t get into trouble again…

  48. avatar
    Serge Zéni | 7 July 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    Hey Steve!
    “Life Somewhere Else” is great! I’ve just downloaded “Egyptian Register.
    Listening to your first albums — they’re not too damaged, and Fake + the bonus instrumental CD were preserved on a DAT tape.
    Have a great day, everyone,
    Serge.

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 7 July 2012 at 5:44 pm #

      glad you dig register serge!

      • avatar
        Serge Zéni | 7 July 2012 at 8:04 pm #

        Thanks to you, Steve!
        So, the anons are doing it again and again and again and again…..
        It stopped — at the moment — with the phone calls, which is good.
        Best,
        Serge.


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