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June 24, 2009


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Hi Everyone – Chris has moved from the hospital & is apparently in good spirits today in his new place of abode. I haven’t seen him yet as I have to work (well, ‘try to work’ may be more accurate), but I think I’m seeing him tonight so I’ll have fresh news tomorrow.

Hey me and the family and friends really appreciate that people haven’t been prying into what’s happening too much –  obviously this is a very private time for us. We understand that Chris is much loved & that people want to know the details, but strokes seem to be about waiting and seeing, and what few details there are are just for us at the moment.

Today I’ve been thinking a lot about cool moments with Chris – tracking vocals for the first Nothing album (he really did uh ‘blow my mind’); horribly drunk on Jamiesons’ in a freezing spa pool in Nelson with Stefan & Jol (The Nothing); a gig in Parua Bay where he made me cringe in front of the entire bar (with a point that is not open for discussion here); endless Beatle sessions; plus all the music & books & films & beer & dinners & times he’s pissed me off by calling me on my bullshit (which, funnily enough, I would always end up coming back for more of)  etc etc etc….. so it’s great to see from your comments that he’s connected with so many others over the years …….. yup, and here’s to all the good times yet to come with Mr Knox …..

…. everyone go and down yer favourite beverage with CK in mind (chink to all)!!


  1.   Psychatrone Rhonedakk — June 25, 2009 @ 12:26 am    

    Even though I’m half a world away from you all,…I know that without having heard Chris’ and The Tall Dwarfs’ music,I would never had made any of the music I have. So,Chris,like I’ve said before,…..”It’s all your fault!” Ha!

    But really thanks so much,and keep on doing!!!

  2.   Jessie — June 25, 2009 @ 5:08 am    

    Thanks for all the news, great to have such regular updates (no pressure!). Much love to Chris and Barbara.

  3.   Christopher Kuniega — June 25, 2009 @ 9:38 am    

    I just want to say that I am very happy to hear that Mr Knox is doing much better. A friend of mine by the name of Barry Saranchuk turned me and some friends in NE Pennyslvania onto Mr Know & the Tall Dwarfs back in the mid-90’s. The music has been part of my life since, and while I was horrified to hear about the stroke, I am so glad he is doing much better. Mr Knox, you have my thoughts and prayers/karma. To you! Chris

  4.   Nicola Legat — June 25, 2009 @ 11:26 am    

    Dear Chris and Barbara

    It’s so great to read this encouraging news of your progress Chris.

    Warmest wishes, and kia kaha

    Nicki Legat

  5.   Maggie and Bruce Robinson — June 29, 2009 @ 10:06 am    

    Hi Chris,Barbara and family,It’s great to hear of Chris’s improvements via the updates;have patience and look at the small picture first(a quote from our daughter Liv’s neurosurgeon after life saving surgery in 2007).we are thinking of you all and hope Chris continues to make progress!Maggie and Bruce “Phantom” Robinson

  6.   Paul Breen — August 26, 2009 @ 7:31 pm    

    Bugga, just heard about Chris’ stroke while watching Toy Love on the net. Not good to hear but hope he’s doing well and gets back into it soon. Cheers Chris and thanks for the music. From a fellow Southerner (Mataura/Gore)

  7.   Robin Rodgers (Maslin) — August 31, 2009 @ 8:49 am    

    Hi Chris
    Just heard of your stroke. Best wishes from all the Maslin family I used to babysit you years ago You were always a determined little guy so go for it now and beat it and get back up there. Cheers Robin

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