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July 6, 2009

…. off to the beach

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Hiya – Yesterday we took Chris out to Murawai Beach – it was raining as we left town all bundled up in the station wagon. A friend was over from the States and as we talked the conversation veered from record production to discussing a voluntary euthanasia society in the US she works with called “Compassion & Choices” (Google will get you there until I can work out a link) who sound like they’re doing  brilliant work. Chris, like myself, has strong views on the right to die with dignity (not that we’re thinking anything like that at the moment of course!)

When we got to the beach it was a beautful, if blustery, afternoon – the only downside being that some fool (namely me) had forgotten Chris’ jacket so he got kinda chilly as we went up to the ganet colony – sorry Chris. We enjoyed a good falafel on the way home.

Chris’ evenings still consist of a vegetarian meal followed by thrashing us at poker – it has become our routine (has it really only been three weeks since the stroke??) and so we are planning more trips to give more variation.

See ya.



13 Comments »

  1.   Meliors — July 6, 2009 @ 3:54 pm    

    Sounds like a wonderful outing. That ganet colony is fascinating, but I remember getting very chilly myself when I visited. Glad to hear your news so regularly, keeping you in my prayers and thoughts.

  2.   Ken — July 6, 2009 @ 9:29 pm    

    Come on Chris!

  3.   John of Brisbane — July 7, 2009 @ 12:15 am    

    I watched a show on the sardine run along the coast of South Africa on the box last night. Those gannets fed themselves stupid. Seeing as Chris once wrote a song about being a snail I would suggest a song about being a gannet would not go astray.

    Get well soon Chris.

  4.   Barry — July 7, 2009 @ 12:57 am    

    I’m really glad for these posts. Thanks for sharing with us all.

    By the way,are there(or will there be) any clues or info about who will be on the Knox Tribute CD? Also,I have a few concert recordings I can re-mail to you,…and I thought “wouldn’t it be a good time to compile a Chris Knox Live CD” for the cause too?

    Just let me know if you need any CD-Rs from me in da USA. Thanks,…and sending good thoughts and wishes your way too!

  5.   Carol — July 7, 2009 @ 1:12 am    

    Hi all,
    I just discovered this blog, after hearing about Chris’s stroke from an ex-Timaruvian in Paris a couple of weeks ago. You see how word gets round. My good wishes are with you, though I haven’t seen any of you for many years, fond thoughts and thanks for hospitality last for ever. It was due to Chris really that my elder daughter was called Janet, and she’s all grown up now. Cheers, Carol in Glasgow

  6.   Tim Barlow — July 7, 2009 @ 2:50 am    

    Hello Chris,
    I have just learned about your condition today via the interweb. It is heartening to read this blog and see that things are gradually improving. I wish you a full and speedy recovery. From Toronto, I have been listening to your music since first hearing the Tall Dwarfs on Tuatara in the mid-80’s and was fortunate to see you perform both solo and as part of the Tall Dwarfs in late 1990 when I visited New Zealand.
    All the best,
    Tim Barlow
    Toronto, Canada

  7.   Kristen McCourtie — July 7, 2009 @ 2:00 pm    

    Hey Chris!!! You were there egging me on while I got my tattoo as part of Wayne Youle – Where You Stay? for the ‘New Artland’ series – you cracked me up and I was so chuffed to have met you – I cant wait for it to air (Saturday 29th August) – I hope you’ll be able to watch it while I do and have a giggle at all the people squirming in pain!
    Thinking of you and your whanau during this trying time.
    x

  8.   David Alsop — July 9, 2009 @ 1:12 pm    

    Hey chris
    have been sending you suite vibes and i hope some of them have hit the target/you/your family.
    i have the life size portrait of mr r n shepherd at my house at the mo – collected from irene ferguson earlier this week. its the length of the back of my van god bless it, not sure if you’ve seen it, really is quite something!! imagine living with it!!!
    keep up the good recovery work, will keep in touch and i have my fingers crossed that we still might be able to give you a good show down here at some point – no hurry, just wanted to say that i am not going anywhere ……
    david alsop

  9.   Simon, Melbourne — July 9, 2009 @ 10:45 pm    

    First I’ve read of the blog and it’s great to hear that he’s doing things -the beach- like this. Have thought of him and the family lately, many others have too.

  10.   Bek Coogan — July 9, 2009 @ 11:20 pm    

    DEAR CHRIS!
    I, WE, THEM, US, NEED YOU and WANT YOU IN THIS WORLD!
    Hey Chris can i be on this compilation too? please!!!
    I am back from bloody germany, hanging in palmy now and at your service!
    My band cortina is qiet for a while…
    now i am hanging with a band called FULL FUCKING MOON.
    AS WELL AS OF COURSE, HANGING WITH THE UKES IE G.GRACEWOOD and CO.
    It s about time there was a tribute album to you anyway…
    you’re way better than abba, and johnny cash etc etc!
    GET WELL SO I CAN BOMBARD YOU AGAIN WITH ANYTHING I CAN MUSTER,
    EVEN THO I KNOW YOU WILL TOTALLY SLAY ME
    YET I AM ALWAYS A SUCKER FOR THE FUTILE BATTLE.
    LOVE TO ALL YOUR FAMILY!
    Thanks for the blog!
    it helps heaps!
    Feeling it from PALMY!

    deep respect admiration support and love!
    Bek Coogan

  11.   Bek Coogan — July 9, 2009 @ 11:24 pm    

    p.s
    just wanna say that sefan sent me the nothing c.d
    while i was away…
    used to listen to it heaps and heaps
    so i could hang out with you guys for some morale.
    it was prety epic! better than the bloody beatles.
    i m kinda sick of the beatles!
    oooga booga!

    love coogz
    x

  12.   Bek Coogan — July 9, 2009 @ 11:46 pm    

    hi its me again!
    oops embarrassing especially since its a public blog!
    kinda like all the times i wont shut up gigs, pissing off all the fans and people that just wanna hear chris!
    sorry everyone. he he.
    anway re the tribute album! has anyone taken (all my)hollowness ?

    x
    love bek

  13.   nz — August 1, 2009 @ 2:20 pm    

    What a beautful, if blustery, afternoon you will not get that very soon :D
    That is wonderful life.

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