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Old 01-22-2006, 10:29 PM   #316
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by indra
[B]From the photos I've seen, MWP is looking mighty fine these days.... And I think he's looking for a girlfriend... [QUOTE][B]


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(someone asked Marty where he lived and he said he was between homes right now. And he explained it by the following: "What do you call a musician without a girlfriend? Homeless." )[QUOTE][B]
That sounds about right!

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I have a friend who years ago dated a MWP wannabe...he did the whole dressing like him and working to look as much like him as possible. My friend just had a little girl....and named her Piper. She swears it was her husband's idea and not after Marty. [QUOTE][B]
I like her style!

(Oh will someone please explain how you do the multiple quote thingy!!! Nevermind!)
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(Oh will someone please explain how you do the multiple quote thingy!!! Nevermind!)
This goes in front of what you want to quote:

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(and look at my next post for the second half.... )
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...and this goes behind what you want to quote:

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Oh well I got it half right!!!

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Old 01-26-2006, 01:56 AM   #320
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And just to help get you in the mood for the MWP solo shows, I've dug up this lovely blog entry from...well, someone named Merrick. I thought it was funny anyway...

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I've made a real point of personally meeting artists whose work I really like. If you pick your heroes well they're never a disappointment in the flesh.

One time I met Marty Willson-Piper out of The Church, my all time guitar hero. Unfortunately I'd been awake for a day and a half and gone into an Amsterdam coffee shop, bought the strongest weed in the house had two hefty bongs and gotten so high that even though I was sitting down I had to hold on to the table. Two minutes later this, in turn, became too hectic and I had to put my face on the table.

At this point Marty came in, had a half hour conversation with the man beside me, then left. I couldn't move or speak the entire time. I was shunted to the gig round the corner half an hour later which in that state was quasi-religious experience. (The gig, not the shunting).
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Marty Willson-Piper incident...

I'd like to point out that part of the time you were actually asleep with your head on his arm...He didn't seem to mind. He was quite toasted himself.

All concerned, were pulled up sharp when it was realised that Marty was due on stage at 11 pm. This was at about 11 pm....

You waster you...

(I think I might actually know the guy who made the comment)

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Thats hilarious!!

Indra! Get your shit together and get down here for the MWP shows. Follow him across the greatest country on earth, carry his bags, and when you get to Adelaide, say hi.

Totally ( well mostly) off topic if you can view any of the Australian cricket in the usa, as we speak, you could also view my place of work, being the rather high and ugly mainly glass building at the north end of Adelaide oval, across the road from the magnificant St Peters cathedrel......
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Old 01-26-2006, 05:15 PM   #322
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And just to help get you in the mood for the MWP solo shows, I've dug up this lovely blog entry from...well, someone named Merrick. I thought it was funny anyway...



and a comment about the incident:




(I think I might actually know the guy who made the comment)



And Indra, we await.....
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And I thought you all might like the guys' new promo photo....


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Looks just like 'em!

South church?
CHurch park?

"they killed Kilbey!"

"Bastards!"
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That's a shockingly good likeness of Marty!
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That's a shockingly good likeness of Marty!

That's just what I said when I first saw it! It catches the essence of the man.....

And Steve's spliff is a nice touch too.



Some of the actual new official photos are here:

http://www.thechurchband.com/mediagallery/index.phtml

The first three are the new ones. The ones right after that are from around the Forget Yourself release in 2003.
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Its official...my (current) fave Church song is a number...
0408

What an amazing song!!!!

But the title sounds like a postcode? Indra, what is the relevance of of the title 0408????

If you dont know, then nobody knows.....

....and i was just a stranger then........
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Its official...my (current) fave Church song is a number...
0408

What an amazing song!!!!

But the title sounds like a postcode? Indra, what is the relevance of of the title 0408????

If you dont know, then nobody knows.....

....and i was just a stranger then........
I don't know what 0408 means, and no one seems to be telling either. Bastards!

I do really like the self as a stranger imagery Steve uses:

And I was just a stranger then
Like a stranger, always strangest at home

He also uses it in "After Everything" -- one of my favourite lines:

A stranger's reflection in a stranger's eyes

Cool stuff.

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A fan's review of the first Marty show on Jan. 29. Thought those going to see him might be interested.

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Bizarre.

The Starboard Cast and The Mood Maidens were both no-shows in Brisbane, which was disappointing to say the least, and unexplained to say not much more. Instead we got something that may just have been better.

Marty opened for himself by doing about 45 minutes of poetry, including reading a letter from his mother, Dylan Thomas's 'Do not go gentle into that good night' - "Funny-looking chap, but chicks dug him", according to the website Marty had taken the poem from - some other covers (do poets call them cover versions?) and a good chunk of his own work. It seemed the theme of the night was 'misery loves company', hence Marty's comment that his own anthology was "full of poems about death".

After a short break, Marty came back out and rattled through a collection of old and new, borrowed and blue. I was lucky enough to sit through the soundcheck, so I can't be sure what got played when, but I heard Tristesse, Chromium, Spark, Disenchanted (!) and Field Of Mars (!!!) from The Church canon, as well as a smattering of solo songs, Noctorum songs, and about half a dozen unreleased songs - most of which I reckon I heard at the Mood Maidens gig I went to in October. Of the newies, check out Lullaby For The Lonely and Feed Your Mind as standouts. There was also a Big Star song whose title I can't remember.

Then after about an hour of twelve-stringing, we got something Marty said he hadn't done before - solo electric. The Troubadour owner, Jamie, collects guitars and Marty borrowed two for the show - a Jazzmaster which he proceeded to whammy-bar into submission, and a mongrel called an Old Kraftsman - a solid-looking hollowbody shaped like a Les Paul Junior. It had a really low grunty tone and growled like an overdriven bastard. Truly a sound I have never heard from MWP before. I think there were a half a dozen or so songs on the electrics, then he slipped back to the Sod Off and finished with Ugly And Cruel.

I am hopelessly vague with what he played on what. Luscious Ghost was on the Jazzmaster and he did Spark on the OK. Wreck was re-subtitled 'A River Shanty' and was strikingly sung a capella for one of the night's highlights. Hey There, I Don't Think So, Kiss You To Death, Forever, and You Whisper appeared as well. I think.

All in all it was completely not what I was expecting, but strangely satisfying nonetheless. I'm still a bit vague about the whole thing: maybe I should get some sleep.

And check out this site: click here for some live clips for 1990. They look so young.... Marty looks so pretty....
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Yes but did he look good????

I'll await reptile going into paroxyms of delight over all that geetar talk but certainly sounds like an interesting night. Wonder if we'll get some of that here, especially the reading of his mum's letter! lol!
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