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July 3, 2009

…. another blimmin’ rekkid

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Hi everyone – Chris is doing well. He’s looking more alert each day and words are slowly beginning to come to him – I think I got an ‘hello’ when I walked in yesterday. He’s finding the weeks hard work at the moment, focusing on his recovery, so hopefully this weekend will turn out to be a more relaxing affair.

Some of you have asked for an address to send things to Chris and a friend of ours has lent us the use of a box (thanks Paul – a whiskey on me) – so if ya wanna send stuff ……

Attn: Chris Knox PO BOX 8453 Symonds St. Auckland 1150, New Zealand

We’re currently putting together an album of artists covering Chris’ songs. We’ve got a rather wonderful line-up of Chris’ friends, fans & cohorts from around the world recording such tracks as ‘Nothing’s Going To Happen’, ‘ My Only Friend’ & ‘The Slide’ (one of my all time faves).  Everyone is donating their work at no charge and all proceeds are going to help Chris.


  1.   evie altman — July 3, 2009 @ 2:00 pm    

    i just watched a really interesting tv program on the Public Broadcasting System here in the States. it’s about the brain processing music. although it does have moby (eek!), there is some really cool stuff in there. chris and maybe some of his close friends and family may enjoy it. it will take about an hour, but there’s no heavy lifting involved. and it’s free! btw, the link is only good until 7 july for some reason — something about rights restrictions.

  2.   Tony Renouf — July 4, 2009 @ 2:09 am    

    Hi Guys….thanks for the updates…a rekkid?….anyone organising a comic to go with it?

  3.   Erik Nicholson — July 4, 2009 @ 3:23 am    

    ***Press Release***

    Musician Regains Faculties

    Iconic alt pop icon, Chris Knox, who was afflicted by a stroke, has uttered his first words since becoming stricken. Blinded by the late afternoon sun in his stroke recovery room, he reportedly asked a nurse to “pull down the shades”.

    Nelson Independant Press Network

  4.   Rachel Wakefield — July 5, 2009 @ 6:11 am    

    Sounds great! I can see and hear a cover of ‘Under the Influence’ a favorite of mine. It’s awesome to hear you are taking back the words Chris. Kia Kaha and Arohanui to you Chris, family and friends of Chris.

  5.   Robin Sheppard — July 5, 2009 @ 12:47 pm    

    sorry but my brother Rob asked me to give you this message quite a while ago, just found his note!He wishes you all the best for a speedy recovery and looks forward to hearing you back on the radio soon,

  6.   erin jacques — July 5, 2009 @ 2:45 pm    

    Kia ora, have been a fan of Chris’s for yonks. I think he writes the most amazing song’s. They make me think, laugh and cry. Am following his progess, Kia kaha Chris, positive thougts to you love Erin.

  7.   Andy Unlearny — July 6, 2009 @ 3:25 am    

    Wow I hadn’t heard about Chris’s trials until today. I saw and spoke with Chris at the CBGB’s Gallery 16 or 17 years ago, and his show, with the omnichord inspired me, in part to write songs and learn/unlearn the guitar at 25.

    The TD were my heroes in highschool and college, and I was singing “Sign the Dotted Line” while doing the dishes, and my girlfriend said, “Did you say there’s Sh*t on the dishes?”

    Thankfully you have such a close friendship, this has brought you even closer, probably. I included a link to a free music archive with a lot of my songs, and then followed by one album that are songs invented as i was playing them. and the next album was meant as a gift for my noise friends… saying Those tones you play aren’t noise, Muzak is Noise!

    Anyway… if you are looking for a long time Tall Dwarves fan /yank / moron to round out your project… there are at least 10 songs I would love to cover.

    If I believed in god I would be praying my ass off for chris, but I think instead I will listen to his music and try to visualize the eventual full recovery of the world’s Mr. Knox and the heartbreaking omnichord ballad, “Andy You Saved Me” that will result. from this post, once he is feeling up to it.

    “Andy you saved me
    like a stamp in a book
    or the pain of a cramp in the brook,
    you saved me, lathered and shaved me

    you may stop shaving now,
    it’s getting chilly stop betting
    Billy when will he play the touchpad
    please don’t touch that

    Andy! You saved me.”

    Quite lovely. Thank you, and I’m looking forward to the new stuff. With Chris, it was always about purity, beyond physical acuity or technique. Warm thoughts. puppies.

    -Andy Unlearny

  8.   Ray from Hope Chest — July 8, 2009 @ 6:29 am    

    REALLY glad to hear that Chris is making such good progress. I’ve been listening to his music for years and have had the pleasure over the last handful of chatting with him online about music, cartoons, and everything else. Absolute best wishes from us on the West Coast of the US. My band Hope Chest would be more than happy to contribute a cover, if there’s room. Just drop us a line.

    Keep getting better, mate!

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