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September 15, 2009

Aces High

Filed under: Uncategorized @ 12:27 pm

Hi All – A quiet weekend for Chris – so I don’t have a great deal to report today. Last night Roger Shepherd came to visit him & we played more poker. Roger played crap all night but won the entire pot on the last hand with three aces. Accusations of cheating ensued and Chris slipped a derringer out from behind his arm brace, simultaneously accusing Roger of swindling him out of past royalties and ruining his career. Tensions heightened when Roger pointed out that beyond a few weirdos & bread-lovers no one really took Chris’ music seriously, and he hadn’t sold a great deal of records anyway, particularly not compared to Neil Finn, and I noticed Roger’s hand inch towards the bread knife, left on the poker table from cutting Chris’ birthday cake. As a hapless innocent bystander I took it upon myself to protect Chris & threw myself, selflessly, on the blade – luckily Roger was diverted by the cup of dandelion tea that was offered by Liesha and the knife glanced off the Mountain Goats CD I had in my pocket, and embedded itself quivering into his three aces. Being deeply superstitious types we all agreed that a sign had been revealed to us and all have sworn off dandelion tea as it obviously distorts objectives – and everyone pledged to be nicer to goats.


  1.   Paul Kean — September 15, 2009 @ 5:43 pm    

    Great blog – one of the highs.
    Wish I was there.
    love and best wishes to Chris, Barbara, Leisha, John and all.


  2.   Roi Colbert — September 16, 2009 @ 9:51 am    

    Excellent blog, redolent of truth in every line. I searched seventeen continents in vain trying to find fans of Chris’ music who didn’t like bread. Never found one. And good to see Roger Shepherd’s known dishonesty at the card table finally exposed to a wider audience. Lots of love to Chris and the support team from Roi, Christine, Jesse and Shannon (and the teeming hordes of grandchildren) (two). xxxxx


  3.   Fiona Calderwood — September 16, 2009 @ 11:27 am    

    Watch out for peppermint tea too, also somewhat dodge.

  4.   Linz. — September 17, 2009 @ 10:21 am    

    Hello Mister Knox, I just thought that I’d say how nice your bread is but I have to admit that I can’t recall any of your music but I do drink a lot of tea.

  5.   Hogue — September 17, 2009 @ 5:00 pm    

    My bread-loving credentials are rock solid .. and weird bread?, just don’t stand between me and a loaf of it, that’s all I’ll say. But I don’t take Knox’s music seriously either .. c’mon, I’ve known the guy for 30 years so how can I take him seriously? I’m not even sure about this stroke thing .. he’s probably sneakin’ out for a game of ping-pong when no-one’s looking. Check it out, see if I’m not right.

  6.   j. bongwoo — September 17, 2009 @ 6:53 pm    

    greetings from buddyhead,

    hope all is well. glad to know knox is in good hands and is on the road to recovery. wishing all the best.

  7.   chris mousdale — September 21, 2009 @ 12:12 pm    

    Card games? Bread? When the chips are down it’s impossible to make a butty, and without a chip butty what is life?

  8.   Chris — October 4, 2009 @ 7:40 pm    

    Hi Chris,

    I’m a longtime fan. Of all the things you’ve done I think it was ‘Jesus On A Stick’ that changed my life, I spent a lot of time in there. I still have number 3, but I don’t know where the others went.
    I have been thinking about you lately, and really wish you the best, Good Luck.

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