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July 13, 2009

… children of the night. What music they make.

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Hi All – We took Chris out to Cornwallis Beach on Saturday and sat in the car as it was pissing down. We had to start the windscreen wipers every few minutes so we could see out – the patheticness of the situation was not lost on Chris.

Chris is getting into his iPod & his reading seems to be improving. On Sunday a bunch of us sat around & watched ‘Dracula’ with Chris but I think the general chattiness of the room, and smart-alec interjections, annoyed him – he does take his film watching seriously y’know.

So far I’ve received recordings from Lambchop, Lou Barlow, and The Magnetic Fields & am waiting on tracks from David Kilgour, Will Oldham, The Bats, AC Newman, The Mint Chicks, Martin Phillips, Mountain Goats, Jeff Mangum, Olivia Tremor Control, Guided By Voices, Yo La Tengo, Shane Carter, Jay Clarkson, Bill Callahan, Pumice, Alec Bathgate, Jay Reatard, Sky Green Leopards, Graeme Downs, Superchunk, David Pine, Scott Kannenburg, The Able Tasmans, The Tokey Tones, and Psychatrone Rhonedakk  ….. and there are still some people who we’re trying to contact or who we are waiting for confirmation from.

All the beets.



  1.   Mik M. — July 13, 2009 @ 1:55 pm    

    Whoa, you’re getting some really big names on this tribute album thing. I look forward to hearing it.

  2.   Andrew — July 13, 2009 @ 8:01 pm    

    That’s a serious collection of folk you’ve got there. Just how many volumes is to be released?

  3.   Chris Matthews — July 13, 2009 @ 8:08 pm    

    I’d do one if you want. Let me know.


  4.   Robyn — July 13, 2009 @ 8:18 pm    

    Wow, that looks to be a fine collection of songs. Very exciting!

  5.   Paul — July 13, 2009 @ 10:33 pm    

    That is a phenomenal set of artists… How awesome! Thanks for the updates, as always.

  6.   James Milne — July 13, 2009 @ 10:47 pm    

    Thanks for posting all these Roy, this site has rapidly surpassed Public Address and Cricinfo as first port of call on my daily web trawlings!
    You’ve all been in our thoughts a lot over the past few weeks.
    Please pass on my love to the Ward-Knox clan.

  7.   Reese — July 14, 2009 @ 12:02 am    

    What an amazing line up of people… Hopefully Flying Nun will come to the party and reissue some of his out of print albums aswell…

  8.   Tony Renouf — July 14, 2009 @ 1:07 am    

    Wicked selection of names for the cd so far….WHAT ABOUT A COMIC TO GO WITH IT!!

    Nice to get the updates…Kia Kaha Mr Knox & Family

  9.   Jonathan Donaldson — July 14, 2009 @ 4:39 am    

    Hi Roy,
    Thanks for the updates!
    I am a friend of Chris’ from the Record Room message board. My group, The Nimbleines, would love to contribute a track to this comp.

    Please connect with me…

    All the best,

  10.   Barry — July 14, 2009 @ 1:58 pm    

    Thanks for posting the CD info. I hope I didn’t cause too much of a ruckus here ‘though?

    As always….I’m thinking of the whole Knox clan all the time and wishing for the best to go their way!

  11.   Brenda — July 14, 2009 @ 2:09 pm    

    It’s great to hear that Chris is getting better all the time. Fantastic that you keep this blog updated too!

    A few months ago we filmed an interview – Roger Shepherd talking to Chris. It’s online now in the ScreenTalk section of NZ On Screen. This may (or may not!) be interesting for Chris to watch.

    Part one:
    Part two:

    Please pass on best wishes from everyone at NZ On Screen.

  12.   John Pain — July 14, 2009 @ 10:53 pm    

    Hi Roy!
    Hi Chris!
    Hi Barbara!
    Hi Kids! (I know, hardly kids anymore…)

    Chris, sounds like you are doing pretty well (all things considered), and you are definitely in the best of care. Every time I practice bass way too loud and annoy my neighbours here in Singapore, I’m thinking of you.

  13.   Tricia Tomatohead — July 15, 2009 @ 11:01 am    

    Holy cow! Thanks, as always.

  14.   Silke — July 16, 2009 @ 1:19 pm    

    That’s so nice of those musicians. Makes me feel vindicated in my fandom for some.


  15.   mike — July 22, 2009 @ 4:16 am    

    Hi Roy,

    That is excellent news and I hope Chris feels good knowing how many great artists are involved. I thought I’d throw in my .02, if you’re still interested in any more possible music for the comp. My band is Lesbian Afternoon and we are based in Atlanta. Chris’s music has been a big influence over the years and I wish him the best (I once wrote a song called ‘Eke out a living’ after I read an interview with Chris quoting his financial situation as a musician living in NZ at the time). May the force be with you and take care, Mike

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