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  • First show of 2017 for The Church announced. Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Check link for more details. Stay tuned here and Facebook for further announcements. 

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  • SUBMISSIONS WANTED!!! Our summer 2017 issue of ART DECADES will be a full tribute to Paul Thomas Anderson's BOOGIE NIGHTS, to celebrate its 20th anniversary. We are reaching out to any artists, photographers and writers who would like to contribute in paying tribute to BOOGIE NIGHTS. The deadline for submissions is March 31st, 2017 and they can be sent to me here or at artdecadesquarterly@gmail.com. This is going to be our biggest issue yet and we can't wait to see the submissions. Questions are welcome and thank you!
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  • SUBMISSIONS WANTED!!! Our summer 2017 issue of ART DECADES will be a full tribute to Paul Thomas Anderson's BOOGIE NIGHTS, to celebrate its 20th anniversary. We are reaching out to any artists, photographers and writers who would like to contribute in paying tribute to BOOGIE NIGHTS. The deadline for submissions is March 31st, 2017 and they can be sent to me here or at artdecadesquarterly@gmail.com. This is going to be our biggest issue yet and we can't wait to see the submissions. Questions are welcome and thank you!
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  • Sleeping Rays of JupiterRehearsals continue, different venue this time.

    I’ve got simultaneous Sleep-ins action going on right now, working with Stefan and Josh to record the new record, and rehearsing with Mike Johnson and James Butler to prep for some shows coming up this Summer. We’ll be playing songs by the Sleep-ins, the raydons, Jupiterboy, Jimmy the Wigwam, kingsizemidget, and lonesomerobot.

    I took some time away from playing and it some ways it shows, but in other ways it’s just like picking up from where I left off. Playing live shows is the best practice, though.

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  • 2016 04 20_0933First and most important – I’ve added a show at the Albany Market on May 21st.    The market takes place downtown right near City Hall and has been one of my favorites over the years.

    Because we are going to be mobile for awhile, this will likely be my last show at the markets for awhile and – if practice so far is any indication – it is going to be amazing!   I’ve pulled out all of the original backing tracks and will be doing Orbit: A Love Story in its entirety as well as a smattering of songs form all previous records.   Purists may have a problem with playing with tracks and I get it, but after a few times through the setlist, I can’t imagine why I have not done this sooner…  It sounds amazing and I’m genuinely very excited to play the songs as I’ve originally imagined them and, heaven help me, even perform them!

    In that spirit, I’m also going to try to set up one nightclub show sometime over the summer and invite everyone to come in costume for a video shoot.   This will be a full video projection multimedia concert as well and should be a fun evening!   More to come.

    Also in that vain, I will be hitting the road this summer with Laura and we will be slowly working our way across the US.   Since we’re going to be putting on the miles anyway,  I’ve decided to set up some shows along the route to make it interesting and, who knows, maybe even pay for some of the gas…   Also, more to come.

     

     

     

     

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  • The Psychedelic Furs & The Church Announce “Summer 2016” U.S. Tour 15 Shows Together Beginning On July 15th April 26, 2016 – Following last year’s sold out jaunt, The Psychedelic Furs and The Church will team up again this summer for 15 shows in North America beginning on July 15th in Flagstaff, AZ and wrapping in [Read more...]

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  • Check out our 2016 North America Tour promo video:

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  • Hard Like Water

    Imaginaurium Records

    It was one of my undergraduate prof’s that taught me the phrase “Hard Like Water.”      Water takes the shape of the container it is in – it grows to meet the environment filling all that is empty – but it never stops being water.    His point was that some people are this way too.    It has become one of the foundational modus operandi of my life.    From driving a forlkift in Myrtle Beach, to running a toy store in Texas, from booking gigs for Garth Brooks in Tennessee to analyzing images at the NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab – I have always tried to fill my container while trying to not compromise my core values.   To do good work for the sake of doing good work, no matter the job.

    Yesterday was my final day as the Public Info Rep. for History, Philosophy, and Religion at Oregon State.    It was a container that was wonderful to fill.    I had the opportunity to be creative and – in some small way – make a difference by supporting – through my work – the causes and principles I believe in.    It was a rare instance of life synchronicity and I think both SHPR and I are the better for it.       The people were mostly wonderful and – despite myself – I ended up actually becoming friends with many.   (something generally very hard for me because of all the moving…)    If that wasn’t enough, in a miracle beyond hope, I was actually able to get my class “the History of Outer Space” approved on ecampus.     I could not be more thankful.

    Today begins the next step – or at least the beginning of the prep for the step.    I honestly don’t have a vision for where this step will take us… yet.      One of the other core truths I have learned is that ‘if you jump off the cliff, you’ll do everything in your power to find a way to land…’     However, 8-5 life is not conducive to progress.   By the time your day is done, you have time for about one thing each night before you collapse exhausted so you can get up early and do it all again.    (it’s a bit funny that I was known for my energy at OSU since a vast portion of the time I was often tired near the point of delirium…)     Perhaps it’s easier for me than most since we’ve reinvented our lives so many times before.    Fear of the unknown future should never be the reason you don’t take the first step…     So, for better or worse, I’ve jumped!

    There is a lot to do if we are going to do if we are going to make it to the Te Araroa Trail

     

     

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  • “Let Us Go” Click photo to view: “‘Let Us Go’ is a pretty standard Church pop song,” considers frontman Steve Kilbey. “I never really gave it a lot of thought but then a friend of mine asked ‘can I do a video for a song off ‘Further/Deeper’?’ I was surprised when he chose that one [Read more...]

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  • sleep-ins06Notoriously lazy bastards The Sleep-ins must have put down their bongs, because we hear they’re playing some shows this Summer AND recording a new record (frealz!)!! It’s like Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day* all rolled into one.

    They do have some explaining to do, because it’s known that they are still spread amongst three continents. They don’t even talk to one another, they just exchange cryptic messages on MySpace, using Tom as an intermediary. Because who would think to look there?

    Anyway this is certainly good news for John McCain (but even better news for Bernie Sanders, whom The Sleep-ins have informed us they wholeheartedly endorse. Even though two of them can’t vote in America. It doesn’t matter, because everyone knows that celebrity endorsements are what win elections). The band starting the recording now means it could be done before the decade is out. It really is the best we can hope for. BUT, live shows are booked in the U. S. of A. (frealz!), so you will get to see them this Summer.

    *Never, ever, mention St. Patrick’s Day to the Sleep-ins

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