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September 8, 2009


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Am hungover. Alcohol bad. Coffee good. Those darn friendly-types at Pastis who just hafta introduce me to Calvados after a night of beers’n’cider’n’wine’n’pernod’ oh’n’at-least-one vodka….  Looked at blog & realised I have been slacking – sorry folks.

Chris had a good weekend with plenty of visitors. We watched The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939 version) –  seen it before of course, but fab movie. Was tempted to make connected jokes about Chris’ new physique with straps & buckles & related distortions, but held off on the grounds that my taste can be very questionable at times – my recent pillow gag re ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ Chris didn’t appreciate very much.

Ant Timpson came over with his new baby boy who Chris enjoyed meeting (kids & pets a big deal at the moment). Ant very kindly asked me what films from the last festival I thought Chris would be interested in seeing on DVD and I hafta admit that I substituted the films that I wanted to see ….. uhh ….. but you’d do the same in my position…. right? … right?

Chris is boppin’ around the house now without any need for his walking stick & was in a pretty cheery & Chris-like mood all weekend. Beautiful day in Auckland and lounging on the back deck was popular.

Tomorrow is the big day for the Mono boxset – tens of crazed Beatle loons won’t be sleeping tonight. I’ll be picking up Chris’ set first thing and of course I will be waiting for him to open it & have a listen, of course I will, I wouldn’t dream of anything else…..

It is totally true that you can’t Beatle too much. Go Beatle now – go on – you know you want to – it’s good for you – it really is – start with uhhhhh –  ‘Dear Prudence’


  1.   Brenda — September 8, 2009 @ 10:39 am    

    Hey there

    We thought you guys might like to know that the documentary “Heavenly Pop Hits – the Flying Nun Story”, featuring quite a lot of Chris, is online on NZ On Screen now:

    There’s some fantastic NZ music history in that doco – Enjoy.

    Brenda – and the NZ On Screen team.

  2.   Amy — September 8, 2009 @ 12:36 pm    

    Hi there,
    Amy here from The Southland Times in Invercargill, we are keen to talk to you about Chris’ progress. Sounds like he’s doing well.

  3.   Barry S. — September 9, 2009 @ 12:45 pm    

    Ouch! You’re breakin’ my heart!
    Ouch! I’m fallin’ apart…ouch,…ouch,ouch, owwwwch! Oooooh…..

    I need more Rutles too.

    Watch out or Chris will be chasing you for that Mono box!

  4.   Rachel Wakefield — September 10, 2009 @ 12:21 pm    

    Nice update. It was a beautiful weekend. At this moment I am Beatle-ing and started with Dear Prudence as you suggested followed by Flying and then Here Comes The Sun right through to The End. I believe my 6 week old son enjoys The Beatles and he has already been introduced to Chris Knox and The Nothing. He stared at the speakers and I’m sure he was listening intently. I wonder how long it will be till I can discuss music with him and he can tell me my taste in music is crap? ha.

    Enjoy the Mono Set guys!

  5.   Will — September 12, 2009 @ 10:29 pm    

    Dear Chris

    I hope you are felling better and on the road to recovery.

    You re my Elvis and I wiah you the best of British.

    I’ve written a bunch of songs, you can listen to them at

    I’d greatly appreciate if the proprietor of this website would pass that link to Chris. thanks.



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