posted on January 21, 2007 at 1:13 am

heya feendz
im sitting at adelayde aeropoort
reddy to fly to mell-bjorne
yessaday morning i got up at 530 to blog to ya
but the bloggething was gone
yessaday play with pretenders n paul kelly
at this wine-a-rie in s.a. 2 hours from addy
we were pretty good i thought all things considering
people seemed to like it
chrissy is slim n young lookin’
her music was perfect
she played all the singles
no transcendence
no attempt at that
just knock out the hits
thank you very much
see ya later
paul kelly was suitably ordinary
i mean hes ok….
but nothing to get all excited about, thats for sure
tim chatted with martin chambers
chrissy seems a bit of a loof
on a bit of a star trip
but what wood i know…?
anyway i gotta get on a plane here
we headlining the harvest festival tonite
it could be raining too
sorry this has been a bit bland
will write back when i get next internet connexion
see ya later
sk

100 Responses to “whinery blooze”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2007 at 1:52 am #

    Don’t think Chrissy is the only one with a bit of the “Star Trip” ego…

    Envy all the concert goers though – can’t imagine a better bill that the two of yous and then Paul Kelly added in…

    ed in fl

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2007 at 1:53 am #

    Where ever you are has got to be climactically more agreeable than Syders today….I just came back from Neilsen park where it’s 40 degrees or so….

    My thongs were melting.

    B.Bon

  3. avatar
    eek | 21 January 2007 at 1:54 am #

    Why I like you (both singular and w/the Church) is that you know the difference between going through the motions and really playing music. Thanks so much for always trying for the latter.

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2007 at 1:54 am #

    I would love to be a fly on the wall at any potential MWP/Chrissy convos during the “tour”.

    Great to hear from you SK. Love Love Love!!!!!

  5. avatar
    eek | 21 January 2007 at 1:57 am #

    B. Bon — I’m in the US and thong has a different meaning here. So the image of your thongs melting was worth quite a giggle. πŸ™‚

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2007 at 2:34 am #

    well at least Chrissie is back on me chain gang so to speak, me was wondering who is playing me Harvest Festival with me choich pals tonite??? any bodies me know…
    mjnjr

  7. avatar
    CSTCoach | 21 January 2007 at 3:46 am #

    do they realize that they’re in the presence of greatness? hmm, i wonder…

    raising a glass towards the centre of the earth and beyond (yer approximate direction from here) in the hopes that you connect and transcend tonight – as you gents always do. πŸ™‚

    ryan

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2007 at 3:59 am #

    sounds like you had a good show. have a safe flight, and thanks always for thinking of us fiendss and taking the time to write.

    lotza love….

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2007 at 5:02 am #

    Captain, here’s a link to the Harvest line-up (I think you’re going to have to copy & paste it, sorry)

    http://www.harvestfestival.com.au/program.htm

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2007 at 5:18 am #

    Steven my red hot little chili pepper…
    You couldn’t be bland if you tried.
    Safe travels and I look forward to more tales from the front from my most favourite, spiciest Church member.
    love,
    denise
    xxoo

  11. avatar
    Fireseed | 21 January 2007 at 5:44 am #

    hi steve
    no need to be a pretender
    when you’re the real mccoy
    n’est-ce pas?

    all the best, mate!

  12. avatar
    damien | 21 January 2007 at 5:57 am #

    I received my latest batch of goodies from the Church Merch last Friday. Among the items was a CD of Earthed to replace my worn out cassette copy. The bonus tracks of you reading excerpts from the Earthed book are just fantastic. Ever considered doing a whole spoken-word CD of your prose/poetry as a special limited-edition type thing for us ultrafans?

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2007 at 6:06 am #

    pissing down in adelaide last night…hope the gig was relatively dry.

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2007 at 6:08 am #

    Whenever I think of C.H. I think of that smelly cat song from Friends.

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2007 at 7:23 am #

    hits are for the jacks
    even when they are on
    they are off
    you stay away from parts
    you make your own way

    this way
    you know your knees are clean

    two22 many hits……….
    you’re dead………………………………..

    the church are real
    the pretenders are still make believe

    -unknown blogger

  16. avatar
    davem | 21 January 2007 at 8:27 am #

    I’m upset that CH hasn’t asked for your autograph.
    I’ve never been a Pretenders fan. Wish I could be there if only to leave as soon as The Church finish their set.

  17. avatar
    fantasticandy | 21 January 2007 at 8:57 am #

    i’m sure you will reap the rewards from this venture. hey some people are only there for you! hell killer,we wish we were up there with you and the druids.
    loadza loadza luv from dudeland.

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2007 at 9:45 am #

    Introducing my favourite poet, John Keats:

    Ode to a Nightingale:

    “…Fade far away, dissolve, and quite forget
    What thou among the leaves hast never known,
    The weariness, the fever, and the fret….Fled is that music: Do I wake or sleep?”

    May 1819

    B.

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2007 at 10:47 am #

    I really wanted to be there.lights, mayhem and seethrough paper.. Later.. Aa..

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2007 at 12:09 pm #

    there you are in my hometown
    and here am i faraway
    harvest i another place
    will be there for u4
    in the Hunter waving the flag for le church
    like eek says
    you are the real deal

    x

  21. avatar
    Melquiades | 21 January 2007 at 12:21 pm #

    You are deep red
    while she is light white
    scarlet going down
    I think I’ll be home late this night.

    My two favorite things
    The Church
    &
    Wine.

    Wish I could be there.
    Rock on, man!

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2007 at 12:48 pm #

    I’m gonna get a replacement
    cuz im so hip, yeah……

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2007 at 12:49 pm #

    What’s with the slagging off Crissy Hynde stuff on this comments page?.
    So she played her hits at a winery and kept to herself offstage.
    What did ya expect ? a space jazz odyssey followed by question time.
    Despite her long term animal rights activisim and obvious musicianship i’m guessing Crissy Hynde knows what people want at a winery Pretenders gig. No they don’t want that slap bass and synth stuff she did in the 80’s. No they don’t want attempts at transcendent fusion. They wan’t Pretenders hits and that’s what the promoter flew her band here for too. I think Crissy Hyndes problem is that she made one of the all time great debut albums in rock. half her hits are on it and she never really bettered it.
    There original guitarist James honeymoon Scott (rip)was quite infuential and whether they admit it or not i’d say his guitar style was an early influence on the Church. Marty had a Crissy Hynde hair do to boot.
    So give the old girl some respect you philistines.
    Daniel

  24. avatar
    jim | 21 January 2007 at 1:10 pm #

    Hey Steve, don’t think Lindabella of mined would mind me posting this, and thank-you . . .

    Dear friend of mine,

    I just saw Steve Kilbey – and melted … (harvest festival)… Just melted.

    Probably doesn’t mean much to your 20 nearly 6 arse: but when I was doing your thing first time round, he held me together on the big ones, the long hauls when I had no friend, and nobody spoke Jim. Back of Sumbawa, Flores, Cambodia . . . and stuff.

    You might have a song, a voice, a band that does the same now.

    Well, I loved it. Mellifluous (Melli, Latin for honey, Fluous, flowing: ‘sweet flowing’, so, ‘sweet flowing’ – one of my favourite words ever) leatherwood honey voice that just somehow knew how you were, where you were in space, time, demeanour, ‘way’ (please tell me you remember ‘The Tao of of Pooh??).
    It put me right back in my days of 20 and nobody quite got me – except The Church (Steve, Marty), and myself on long bus rides in foreign countries sorta in those parts you are now . . .

    – into the 14th hour’s bus ride with a chicken’s arse in your face and sorta loving it all . . . but long way from home.

    In a shed in Red Hill, 3 ks up the road and 16 years later, they brought it all back.

    These gorgeous remembrances were just tonight two metres away jangling their hymns of knowing which held me together on the road 16 years ago. (I still have the green cassette!).

    You would have loved all the treasure and the trash (as Paul Kelly would say).

    AND RIGHT NOW . . ..

    beautiful rain,

    lots and lots and lots of beautiful rain . . .

    to bed now – with the best of lullabyes: gorgeous buckets of summer rain on tin roof and a faint ghost of Kilbey in the scone.

    We’ve had 22mm last 24 hours, maybe 15 tonight: the basil (and bastard Oxalis imported from the crappy mulch) are smiling like Cheshire Cats.

    I’m hummin’ you happy road hymns travellin’ friend..

    And, I miss you.

    (Under the Milky Way Tonight)

    . .. “wish I knew what you were looking for, might have known what you would find . .. “

    All love and summer night smiles,

    Jim
    XX

  25. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 21 January 2007 at 1:17 pm #

    sorry this has been a bit bland

    No apology necessary SK. Hope you transcended!

  26. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 21 January 2007 at 1:54 pm #

    Zoe’s down to No 6 @ Noise

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2007 at 2:03 pm #

    Hey Jim,

    Whoever u are, that was lovely.

    You got it. For whatever it’s worth you and your friend Lindabella got it.

    Trancendence is a complicated word….musically speaking the associations are hard to explain as it is so individual… but if you still feel that subtle thrill when u hear a particular song etc and you are still able to be transported…u are still young!

    TC

  28. avatar
    12str | 21 January 2007 at 2:06 pm #

    theres not so many people in your buisness that are aging with that kind of cred and dignity that you guys…..theres a diffrence doing things you love to do rather than doing them cause you have to…
    keep that fire burning man!!
    placed an order for EMS yesterday cant wait to get it…..

    peace

    p

  29. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 21 January 2007 at 2:17 pm #

    paul kelly was suitably ordinary
    i mean hes ok….
    but nothing to get all excited about, thats for sure

    I don’t mind some of Paul Kelly stuff. I just had a flashback to when I did the artwork for his wife’s, actor Kaarin Fairfax (otherwise known as singer Mary Jo Starr) single. She was absolutely lovely and a pleasure to work with! I think it was probably the only release she ever had. Actually, I just remembered I worked on some of Paul’s stuff as well

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2007 at 2:36 pm #

    i like ode to a nightengale with sk on trippy guitar.

  31. avatar
    nickfiction | 21 January 2007 at 3:10 pm #

    can some one put up some damn clips of these shows on youtube? we curious ( and snowed in ) in the US !!!

  32. avatar
    matthew | 21 January 2007 at 3:14 pm #

    no man, never bland – always cool to hear what you’re up to!

  33. avatar
    12str | 21 January 2007 at 3:35 pm #

    oh maan!!
    “wide open road”
    what a great f*****g piece of adorable music!!!
    pure inspiration.

    love

    patrik

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2007 at 4:40 pm #

    Chrissy rocks and is very smart –without a doubt. My favorite all-time woman singer artist..to slag her off is moronic…Stop the ass-kissing to Sk… it really reeks…Wonder who else is on a star trip?? Please…..When was the last time anyone heard the testimony of someone not overly coddled?? jus wunderin…tired tired eyes….

  35. avatar
    John Garratt | 21 January 2007 at 5:32 pm #

    All I know about Harvest Festival is that it’s an XTC song.

    John

  36. avatar
    CSTCoach | 21 January 2007 at 6:03 pm #

    Damien wrote: “The bonus tracks of you reading excerpts from the Earthed book are just fantastic. Ever considered doing a whole spoken-word CD of your prose/poetry as a special limited-edition type thing for us ultrafans?”

    I’d definitely be interested in that too. Loved the Earthed bonus tracks, and the SK reading from “A Season in Hell” is my absolute favourite poetry recording.

    ryan

  37. avatar
    An Artistic sort | 21 January 2007 at 6:34 pm #

    OH2B a fly on the wall for a MWP/Chrissy convo. πŸ™‚ Better yet through the comics of SK. What’s your take, frynd? Can you give us a bit of tabloid giblets?

    OK, I love her voice too Marty. The P’s are good for what they’re good for. For instance, they’re not so good for my museic philes, I play it once/decade…while I could barely keep myself from gorging into the Church x-tion.

    An Artist

  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2007 at 8:25 pm #

    hey Mr.K.,

    have a ball with the gigs – spotted them on sum site – must be cool to play with pretenders – ok c + jazz chasa are me fiendsss here + don’t wanna cause any stirr on anything but just saw this docu on oil gazzz & politics on national teevee
    anyway, there was this ol’ reco:ding of jazzzed jack nickolson drivin’ da chevy with hyd:ogen powered by solar ene:gy… guess it was way cool, just like jesus… – as it seems da saudees R giving the impression of being ahead in the R&D of the alternative petrofier dpt. now that’s were da scientist with his rock can make the diff’rence i reckon – look i’m not into politics but the whole thing made an impression like you know when policy makers or whatever those geezas are called stand up for the juxapposed o’ what they OUGHT to say – pretty much caught up in da tripp… again… ok but nevertheless it sure pulled sum strings in the back of my mind – it’s gonna freeze 2nite in antwerp, i guess

    enjoy da rest o’ da summer

    luv’ el momento II especially tan-ta-lizzzed-reprocessed

    peace, x & jazz 2 u Mr. K.,
    luv’ cracka

  39. avatar
    ambnt1 | 21 January 2007 at 8:45 pm #

    Steven,

    Would’ve loved to be at that show! When I was 13 the Pretenders were gods to me. I was in their fan club. Would get packets of stuff every few months (newsletter, t-shirts, badges, etc.) I even remember the couple who ran it–“Winda and Trev.” Then one day get letter saying James Honeyman Scott (or was it Pete Farndon who went first?) had died of drug overdose. Think it was cocaine. Then soon after another letter stating another death. So sad. They ended the fan club and my final item was a “Back on the Chain Gang” t-shirt.

    I’d have to agree with the comment above about J. Honeyman-Scott (and I’d add Farndon, too). With those two gone it was never the same. The first two albums are classics, and those two arguably made them so. The third album employed Tony Butler of Big Cunt-ry and Billy Bremner from Rockpile as replacements. But it wasn’t the same, and never was after that. I was really surprised to hear the PT’s were even touring. Guess they gotta keep the money rolling in. If they organized triple bills based on musical merit and artistic integrity, the PT’s would’ve been opening for the Cherch.

    –Chris

    n.p. Oophoi/Lunar Excursion Module, “Substrata” (new e.p., nice and floaty the way I like ’em)

  40. avatar
    MATTDAVISON | 21 January 2007 at 10:11 pm #

    A few grimmy monkeys have started sniffing around this bloggie comment bit lately…Hmm I have plans for them..

    Get this right all you wacked out funk sluts…

    The C” have been going twenty five years (counting now) and 1??22 um.
    Skins and..
    Blurred…
    Heyday
    starF
    GANF
    Quick smoke
    P=A
    Sometime A
    Holygram of B
    AENT
    MATS
    fORGET Y
    Beside Y
    univited
    SKS solos
    MWPS SOLOS
    PETES SOLOS
    THE C” WITHOUT MARTY
    THE “WITHOUT PETER
    THE C” WITHOUT THE”CHURCH
    BACK WITH 2 BEASTS
    PAR UNIVERSE
    1&2
    el momen
    1&2
    fuc the list goes on
    25 years you cretons

    whows incharge babee.

    not the P thats for sure so head of to the “Nickleback myspace page you grip hicks from the sticks..

    Hi sue C.and eek… and the others that get the drift.
    This is not oppinion…THIS IS FACT.
    M

  41. avatar
    mattdavison | 21 January 2007 at 10:19 pm #

    ps.. Muse were the stand out gig at the BDO..and there was plenty of NZ flags waving around.. I arrest and he was an Aussie..
    the super scary md

  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 January 2007 at 12:00 am #

    Hi Steve,

    just so’s u know, my girlfriend and I are going to Sandalford to see you and the church, not for the P’s, PK or the others.

    Just ordered EMS from choich merchs, looking forward to listening.

    B bon – yep all better now

    Love
    Celticat

  43. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 22 January 2007 at 12:03 am #

    I’m sitting here drinking my chinese herbs, eating my manuka honey on toast and missing my killer fix.

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 January 2007 at 1:38 am #

    Wait…we’re not supposed to be kissing SK’s ass? I thought that’s what I was paying for…I’m so confused. Sighs. But I *wanted* to kiss his ass I really, really did!
    love ya killer,
    denise πŸ˜‰
    xxoo

    p.s. really the meditation is doing wonders, without it mrs. joyce kilbey would’ve hunted me down for my saucy tongue!

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 January 2007 at 1:38 am #

    Wait…we’re not supposed to be kissing SK’s ass? I thought that’s what I was paying for…I’m so confused. Sighs. But I *wanted* to kiss his ass I really, really did!
    love ya killer,
    denise πŸ˜‰
    xxoo

    p.s. really the meditation is doing wonders, without it mrs. joyce kilbey would’ve hunted me down for my saucy tongue!

  46. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 January 2007 at 1:38 am #

    Wait…we’re not supposed to be kissing SK’s ass? I thought that’s what I was paying for…I’m so confused. Sighs. But I *wanted* to kiss his ass I really, really did!
    love ya killer,
    denise πŸ˜‰
    xxoo

    p.s. really the meditation is doing wonders, without it mrs. joyce kilbey would’ve hunted me down for my saucy tongue!

  47. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 January 2007 at 1:39 am #

    Wait…we’re not supposed to be kissing SK’s ass? I thought that’s what I was paying for…I’m so confused. Sighs. But I *wanted* to kiss his ass I really, really did!
    love ya killer,
    denise πŸ˜‰
    xxoo

    p.s. really the meditation is doing wonders, without it mrs. joyce kilbey would’ve hunted me down for my saucy tongue!

  48. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 January 2007 at 1:42 am #

    You know I once once read this comment by Yoko Ono which really
    touched me . I cant remember it word for word but it goes something like this. ‘As I see it we are all either involved in the war industry or the peace industry.
    Most artists are involved in the peace industry. However many artists critsize eachother. they say this artist does not produce good work or i’m much better than this artist. This is wrong. What they should instead say is Thank you Thank you, Thank you for being involved in the peace industry.
    As a kid I never got the John Yoko thing but upon reading this it finally clicked.
    With this in mind I’d like to say to The Pretenders, The Church , The Paul Kelly band and all there friends and fans. Thank You,Thank You. Thank You for choosing to be involved in the peace industry !.
    Music shouln’t be a competition.
    I like The Church and I loved James Honeymoon Scott period Pretenders. I don’t like Nickelback and i’m not much into funk either.
    However I don’t feel the need to swear allegiance and crusade against people with different musical tastes. There are more worthy causes in the world.
    For the record this is my second comment ever on this site. Sorry I didn’t realise it was only for sycophants. I’ll oblige you all by not posting another.

    Daniel

  49. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 January 2007 at 2:41 am #

    amen, daniel, amen.

    but~~~please keep posting. πŸ™‚

  50. avatar
    JJ | 22 January 2007 at 2:50 am #

    SpaceRocker –

    Thanks for taking the time to jot some notes from the airport terminal. Hope the crowd was large and enthusiastic. I like Chrissy Hynde & Pretenders, though agree with many that James Honeyman-Scott added much in his too brief and tragic tenure.

    Hope Harvestfestival goes well – wish I could beam across the world and be there.

    Godspeed….

  51. avatar
    eek | 22 January 2007 at 3:33 am #

    new offended Daniel (as opposed to the offended Daniel we are used to) — I don’t hate the Pretenders (never have) and I don’t mind that they seem to have become their own tribute band if that’s what their fans want. They’ve just never really done much for me. Sure I’ll enjoy a song of their’s if I hear it on the radio, but I’ve never had the urge to buy any of their music or go to any of their shows.

    But honestly what have they done lately? Not a hell of a lot. And I do feel the Pretenders are taking the easy way by rehashing their early years. Yeah, it’s what a lot of their fans want, and yeah, it’s more commercially viable going the nostalgia route, but to me by doing this they are lending their credibility to mediocrity. And that I find sad and destructive to anyone who does try to actually do something good.

    The Church has always tried to keep growing and developing, have always tried to make something really special with their music even when they know they could make more do one of those awful “80’s Stars” tours. I appreciate that and want Steve to know it.

    When SK wrote:

    her music was perfect
    she played all the singles
    no transcendence
    no attempt at that
    just knock out the hits
    thank you very much
    see ya later

    he very concisely illustrated the difference. I’ll take the Church’s vision every single time and if saying that makes me a sycophant, then so be it.

  52. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 January 2007 at 4:23 am #

    The attempts at analysis of artistic output are all very worthy….but who honestly cares?

    If ya like the pretenders..listen to them.

    If ya don’t, then don’t listen to them.

    or go to their shows.

    As to why they tour when they have nothing new to say, I guess they have mortgages or bills to pay like the rest of us and need to make a buck. Or maybe they still enjoy playing live or maybe they are promoting a boxed set of something or another. Are they better than the Church? I dunno.

    Is it a competition?

    TC

  53. avatar
    mattdavison | 22 January 2007 at 4:35 am #

    fair call fair Daniel!
    -you passed the test. Your’e explanation showed us what you really ment. Please understand there are many people here that have exqusit taste in many different music genre.

    I am over oppinionated and suffer from a condition known only as “Churcharitious Nobandcomecloseis ” Bates Medical symptoms and explanations Differentional Diagnosis 1997 section (4b) chapter 19.

    It is a isolated yet spreading condition, that has it’s origions dating back to the cool winter of 1988 when a series of sounds rippled through my ear drums at a drama school party. (g’s and e’s strumming a murky, silky tune. A gift from a starfish outside of neptune’s castle.

    I am sorry It’s Terminal. I have no cure… Not even the Cure can cure..

    But please stay and comment….

    I like ya.
    m
    -Veleska 1970 (hugs2ya)

  54. avatar
    wobbagong | 22 January 2007 at 4:51 am #

    Tim Powles could do brass in pocket with a cowbell and still sound better.

    Hey Md you should be the choich’s publisist

  55. avatar
    trocapendapy | 22 January 2007 at 5:13 am #

    Hey everyone,

    Don’t worry about MD…he’ll be fine when he comes out of his shell!

  56. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 January 2007 at 5:29 am #

    $%#*&!! blogger!! Sorry Steven. I only meant one of those ass-kissing posts.
    denise πŸ™‚

    p.s. although if forced to actually voice an opinion well…I’d let eek speak for me; she does it so well.

  57. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 January 2007 at 6:25 am #

    sk states transcendence – 1. a state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience 2. the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits – doesn’t that sound like a Church gig – though posting this probably makes me a sycophant – 1. a servile self-seeker who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people – oh well nevermind, whatever – I’m with eek 2:33pm

  58. avatar
    isolde | 22 January 2007 at 7:49 am #

    it’s not a competition but its a hard decision when … half hour church + hour or so of pretenders = $80 … anyway decision was made for me when it sold out already, but hope you have a good show tonite SK at the tweed rsl mmm that’s gotta be your kinda place huh?

  59. avatar
    kat | 22 January 2007 at 9:28 am #

    i’m sure you are shining.. making up for the hits.

    ;]

  60. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 January 2007 at 11:01 am #

    To the gods and goddesses of fate:

    Please hear me. My plea is VERY specific.

    If I ever end up stranded on a desert island, & I can only have one comfort, please make sure that I have Cherch/Kilbee music, and the means to play it. I repeat again , that was Cherch/Kilbee music, NOT Cherch/Kilbee fans ….

  61. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 January 2007 at 11:55 am #

    Steve –
    get Chrissy to talk about Mick Ronson.
    She reviewed one of his 1974 solo gigs at the Rainbow in London.
    Hey – ask her if it’s true that Bowie was due to sing Moonage Daydream for the encore but it was such a secret that the stage security hadn’t been told and so wouldn’t let him on stage!

  62. avatar
    davidcwelker | 22 January 2007 at 3:02 pm #

    was never much of a pretenders fan, but theyve maintained a following, so what do i know.
    more and more my 14 y/o is listening to the church, learning to play some of your tunes – passing the music onto the next generation you know.

  63. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 22 January 2007 at 3:48 pm #

    You know? I was following another band that opened for the Pretenders, circa 198 something and we’d always leave before the P’s came on…I regret that now.

  64. avatar
    fantasticandy | 22 January 2007 at 6:18 pm #

    ‘i want my,i want my,i want my S K B’.

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  66. avatar
    davem | 22 January 2007 at 8:09 pm #

    There’s only one SK.
    I’ll arse-lick my effin hero if I want to. πŸ™‚
    Even though hes’s more than 2000 miles away………….

  67. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 January 2007 at 8:49 pm #

    Great resource. keep it up!!Thanks a lot for interesting discussion, I found a lot of useful information!With the best regards!
    David

  68. avatar
    sparkli sista | 22 January 2007 at 9:42 pm #

    KILLLLBBBBBEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYY!!

  69. avatar
    nic | 22 January 2007 at 10:31 pm #

    I think it’s clear that us Church fans would like to see them on their own tour – not as a support or an addition to other bands. The Church are a league of their own.
    Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease tour again – just YOU guys!!!!!
    xxxxx

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    Anonymous | 23 January 2007 at 12:01 am #

    I’ll take ’em how I can get ’em
    Chela

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    mattdavison | 23 January 2007 at 2:19 am #

    this strangley absent killa, has lead me to comment yet again…

    The Choich in broard daylight is an interesting concept, one I would dig big time (regardless) but the punters at the winerys?? Dunno.. I feel a little for the Kilb, as he well knows there is a few little things needed to have the liftoff.. A moon light that entangles the jangle and drone.. a yummy spliff.. likeminded friends.and last but not least..no distractions like a silly git with a full bladder squeezing past ta get to the port-a-loo and qwacky old but not Old ducks saying singing 100 year old P songs waving bottles of cheap Shiraz .. going “Who are they again?? whats that with the unsettling depressing noise those lot make..
    etc etc…..

    Yeah I know..Take what you can get. But guy’s really does the Crrunch need to stoop to such lows???

    Please don’t be offended SK. I know there are practical issues this time round. But anyway!! said my bit.
    m

  72. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 January 2007 at 4:19 am #

    matt davison

    you really are not a very nice person, are you?

  73. avatar
    spark09 | 23 January 2007 at 4:43 am #

    thats a bit unfair to md he’s making a personal statement about a band he loves. That does not mean he is a mean bastard at all.

    I know people that know him and he’s really a cool guy.

  74. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 January 2007 at 5:03 am #

    Whats wrong with playing ina winery?

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    drumwise | 23 January 2007 at 5:05 am #

    I’m sure The Church will rock, and provide that mystic vibe that the other acts may be lacking. I only wish I was there to see it!!
    I was a big fan of the early pretenders w/ James Honeymoon Scott. Learning to Crawl was a decent effort, but I kind of lost touch with the music after that.

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    Anonymous | 23 January 2007 at 5:18 am #

    No Matt D doesn’t seem to be a vey nice person at all. One may even venture to say he is a bit of a attention seeker. A bit of a drama lover. Center of the Universe type. But I’m sure he can find solace in all his Academy Awards. But then again, maybe he can’t!!!!

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    mattdavison | 23 January 2007 at 5:19 am #

    I am sorry all… I ment what I said in good humour.

    I just love the Cheerrch playing anywhere at any time. really!! and I wish them all safe travels and hope all involved have a fantastic time in the warm aussy summer..

    I just had a bad experience at a winery watching Neil Dimond..

    “tell ya all some other time”

    If I can pull my head out enough.

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    calling down baal and zeus | 23 January 2007 at 6:50 am #

    when we woke up ..all of us ..we couldnt see or hear each other ,. that took some time and even then all recognition had been lost ,..
    brothers and sisters,distant memories,..mothers and fathers slowly ebbing farther and further away from each other ,..blindly ,..faint gurgles and clikcing pop pops were all we could hear ,..the ones that could found each other ,..started clicking and pops back and forth,.
    until some clicks took shape like fruitbearing trees pops shaped themselves into colors ,..solid forms,..dense thickets of meaning…

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    Anonymous | 23 January 2007 at 8:19 am #

    Well Im a pretty damn lucky woman! i love the Pretenders, Paul Kelly and first and foremost THE Church. I win on all counts – a trifecta plus a new one to experience! (Angus & Julia Stone). Artists (like all of us) cant always choose their perfect venue/audience/support act/setup etc but as the viewer I always take something from the experience because life is great and LIVE MUSIC just takes me into another realm…. I breathe! Sometimes good, sometimes tragic, often ugly, most times amazing, but always always different . I’ll drink my wine and pretend its Woodstock LOL without the refinements πŸ™‚

    Chrissy, she’s a legendary wild woman of rock – I cant wait to see her.

    SK sounds not that thrilled with PK but he headlined a gig I saw in 2005 – he and his band incl. his nephew Dan – they rocked bigtime!

    x

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    isolde | 23 January 2007 at 9:01 am #

    yeah its great they are playing these wineries and festivals and reaching people who they otherwise wouldn’t cos they don’t go on the teevee chat-showathons but people will remember them and fall in love again, cos there are heaps of people out there in Australia who just aren’t aware but would like to be thats for sure… gruelling schedule though they must be tuckered out

  81. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 January 2007 at 9:05 am #

    Hay ya Hooo Mudda Fucccars.!!!!!!.

  82. avatar
    wamp | 23 January 2007 at 9:46 am #

    first post

    Gre8.

  83. avatar
    restaurant mark | 23 January 2007 at 1:30 pm #

    hey steve…hope all is well and good luck on the shows.
    take care

  84. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 January 2007 at 4:58 pm #

    …it’s 4am, he should be getting up soon!
    More coffee, heh, heh, heh.

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    Krissythegroupie | 23 January 2007 at 5:31 pm #

    Wow, I just heard the Bordello song, and I felt the need to comment nerdily and say it’s out of hand amaaazing!

  86. avatar
    davem | 23 January 2007 at 7:13 pm #

    Wake up Kilbs!!
    I’m with you MD.

  87. avatar
    John Garratt | 23 January 2007 at 9:39 pm #

    “her music was perfect
    she played all the singles
    no transcendence
    no attempt at that
    just knock out the hits
    thank you very much
    see ya later”

    I’ve seen the Pretenders twice. Both sets were just like that.

    John

  88. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 January 2007 at 9:56 pm #

    steve is slim and young looking
    his music perfect
    and he transcends

  89. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 January 2007 at 10:08 pm #

    Has CH realised the truth of the previous comment, and has him locked away as her love slave?

  90. avatar
    wamp | 23 January 2007 at 10:22 pm #

    I love this Blog.

    WHO is Steve Kilbey again?

  91. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 January 2007 at 10:23 pm #

    missing you, steve……

    {{{{steve}}}}

  92. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 January 2007 at 10:44 pm #

    to wamp~~here’s some enlightenment for ya’:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Kilbey

  93. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 January 2007 at 10:50 pm #

    Been readin & lurkin & listenin for awhile. Yunno, your spellin & breeziness is just like olde Ezra Pound — I kid u not! Look at the litter-airy arkives. You may be the reluktant descendent!

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    SherrySings | 23 January 2007 at 10:59 pm #

    LOL, you folks are a riot, apparently we do very well at entertaining ourselves, but now it’s time for the star to appear, don’t cha think?

    Missing you, O Great One.

    Love,
    Sherry from Virginia

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    CSTCoach | 23 January 2007 at 11:30 pm #

    I wonder if he pulled a vanishing act and snuck away to that caravan on the coast?… πŸ˜‰

    ryan

  96. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 23 January 2007 at 11:51 pm #

    What do you do with an elephant with 3 balls?











    Walk him and pitch to the Rhino!

  97. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 January 2007 at 12:07 am #

    OK young Steven, enoughs enuff – where are you? Just joking but hope all is OK.

    Celticat

  98. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 January 2007 at 12:44 am #

    “The wine seems to have sobered me up
    I’m hardly shaking
    I’m gonna lose myself this time
    And time that it’s taking”

    mmm…..

  99. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 January 2007 at 4:44 am #

    A century.

    B.owled
    B.y
    B.Bon

  100. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 January 2007 at 12:21 am #

    Thanks a lot for this place, where people can leave their ideas and opinions, it’s great!With the best regards!


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