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October 31, 2009

A Good Week

Filed under: Uncategorized @ 12:09 pm

Hi All – Chris has been in a remarkably chipper mood all week. I don’t know why. He’s been extremely playful & energetic & is taking the lead on his recovery process.  Maybe someone is slipping him something behind our backs?

His mobility is improving & there has been some action in his right arm, and there are also occasional glimmers of more words returning.  As well as the intensive therapy he is receiving, walking really seems to have improved things – it just looks like it’s kick starting other areas.

It’s an amazing & life affirming thing to watch someone’s positive attitude towards life return such massive dividends.

All the best

PS. No we didn’t get a track from Jeff Mangum for the album & I don’t have an explanation why. Any attempt on my part would just be conjecture. It’s being mastered by Angus McNaughton as I type – I’ll join him tomorrow to finalise the disc & then it’s into production. Package looks great too – Alec did a fantastic job with the design.


  1.   Barry S. — October 31, 2009 @ 12:28 pm    

    Wow! I couldn’t have asked for better news!

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed for all the therapies and “good attitude” to add up to wonderous things happening!

    I had a good sneaking suspicion that Chris’ attitude, evident in his past works, would be a very good thing for his recovery. After all, songs like “Crush” (and many others he’s written) spoke to me when I felt like letting bad circumstances get me down(and let the world run me over) ,and invigorated me to push forward. Sooooo,….keep pushing ahead Chris! I know you can! We’re all rooting for ya!

    Love ,Barry

  2.   Paul Kean — October 31, 2009 @ 1:54 pm    

    Hi Chris,
    So great to hear you are making good progress.
    Looking forward to hearing the album. Sorry, we won’t be able to make the CD launch gig – Rose has her 21st that night in Christchurch. We plan to get up to Auckland in December and come to see you when we hope to do a Bats gig – chances are we’ll play a live version of “Just Do It” that we submitted for Stroke.
    love to you, Barbara, Leisha and John.
    keep those synapses snapping!

    Paul, Kaye, Rose and Annabel

  3.   Mark — November 1, 2009 @ 10:27 pm    

    Many more well wishes to Chris from my wife and myself, who are enjoying a Tall Dwarfs recording right now and have been enjoying TD and CK music for many years now.

    Mark and Laura

  4.   Jon — November 2, 2009 @ 3:33 am    

    Wonderful to hear- thanks for keeping us posted!


  5.   Sharlene — November 2, 2009 @ 4:19 am    

    Hiya Chris and All

    Really appreciate the updates on Chris’s progress and all of the good news, look forward to getting myself a copy of Stroke -Songs for CK too……………All the best, Sharlene

  6.   Neville Lynch — November 2, 2009 @ 10:45 am    

    Yes, and Ditto to all above – see y’all at the Gig…

  7.   Graham H, — November 2, 2009 @ 1:07 pm    

    Wonderful to hear that the compilation is near completion and that Chris is in glorious spirits.

    ####### (Sorry Graham – let’s keep it all positive eh? Roy)

  8.   Andrew — November 5, 2009 @ 9:37 am    

    Great to hear that you not ready to “Pull down the shades” yet Chris. Still remembering that knock em dead performance by you and the Nothing a couple of years ago at Big Day Out. Power to your guitar arm!

    Best wishes Andrew

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