posted on June 27, 2009 at 11:07 pm

the day goes past in a blur
i get up
i havent been sleeping so much lately
i go to bed late real late
like 3 or 4 am each night
i still wake up at 7 30
i start to feel a bit disconnected from
whatever theyre dishing up as reality these day
cleveland was a goodish sized crowd…
and a great audience too
its getting easier n easier
the 2 yoga sessions a day are accelerating me
down this path
yoga or magic said crowley
these are the 2 paths
and now i am committed to yoga
my 2 hours a day
i am becoming thoroughly rejuvenated
a spring in my step
a coil in my spring
a bounce in my coil
a step in my bounce
the bass plays itself practically
my fingers are on auto
they decide themselves what to do
the way it should be
anyway we do a real good set
the clevelanders love it
cool
afterwards i sign n meet n greet some fans
people getting quite shy and others getting noisy
a strange situation to be sure
people who been listening to ya for 25 years
what can ya say to em ?
thanks to nick friction n matt n tim for good vibes
nice to meet freddie
selling out on some items
k/k is sold out…what a lovely record indeed…
must get some more in soon
anyway we drive to pittsburgh
a very gothic kinda place
a very very interesting city
dark
full of leafy summertime trees
a certain melancholy pierces it
we playing in old funky theatre in boho-town
everytown gotta boho-town
in dallas its deep ellum for example
in san fran its the haight
in sydney its the cross
in melbourne its st kilda
in new york its greenwich village
in stockholm its sodermalm (i guess)
etc
before soundcheck i have a surreal n lovely experience
a lady called marty offered me some help with my tinnitus
i walked down to her pain clinic
and go upstairs where marty is waiting
a small sprightly lady in her early sixties
a vegan for 20 years
she looks young beyond her years
shes very kind n nice
and she talks to me about her treatments and shows me
various pamphlets
i go off into a bit of a pot/tiredness/relaxed trance
she is a big fan
and even quotes me back
“you can leave your clothes on”
when i ask if i need to take off shirt
she eventually massages certain points along my spine
pacifying nodes of anxiety
she sprays some very cold stuff on my face in shoulders
and then jumps in quick to massage as the muscle relaxes
her boss n mentor appears , quite a colourful theatrical type
hes seventy six but has the mojo of a forty year old
he reckons he can cure 99 per cent of pain if given an hour
he and marty discuss such esoteric matters as how many knuckles
can one fit in ones mouth
(3 is very good…a sign of a relaxed jaw)
the gentle prodding n pulling of the treatment
gets me endorphins flowing
and i feel pretty empty/dreamy
marty lays some lovely healthy food on me
and i give her a box set n some prints
dont know if tinnitus has abated
but an interesting couple of hours
and relaxing treatment
come back to theatre
gonna do some more yoga
gonna eat some fruit for dinner
gonna try for 3 in a row good shows
love on ya forever
sk

32 Responses to “another day gone”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2009 at 12:02 am #

    Nicey blogge today SK!

    Hope you trip continues to go well!

    RAN

  2. avatar
    fantasticandy | 28 June 2009 at 12:09 am #

    how come you always gel with interesting people?

  3. avatar
    Nick | 28 June 2009 at 12:23 am #

    great show in cleveland last nite!!! great to hear some of the classics. Kinda sad now because I know itll be some time before I get to see it again. I got an autographed copy of " SK DVD LIVE ". already watched most and I must recommend this to all you other fans. Nice to speak with you last night SK , see you next time around !!!! NIck Fiction

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2009 at 12:28 am #

    If you ear is not too damaged, you could try to play She Never Said on acoustic guitar in next show..

    I love that song!

  5. avatar
    pat | 28 June 2009 at 12:35 am #

    Loved ya in cleveland. great show. was hoping to make the pitts show, but life has decided otherwise. WILL be making it to buffalo. everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. which is nice.

  6. avatar
    restaurant mark | 28 June 2009 at 12:50 am #

    hello steve…sorry for my absence sir. had to catch up on my reading. so glad the shows are going well for ya.
    been on and off with yoga for years…used to be more on. anyway…determined to get back to an every day thing. i need it. i'm thin and flexible, but know how much better i could be. as far as how you look…don't pay attention to the idiots. which i'm sure you don't. but in my opinion you look great…early to mid forties. you're not too thin. you look healthy. and yeah…you have ear rings…you're in a rock band! you're not supposed to look like a lawyer. i'll be 80 and still look like i'm in a band. i have no intentions of "starting to look my age". how boring…how robotic.

    take care and much love to ya sir
    mark

  7. avatar
    Craig Miller | 28 June 2009 at 12:58 am #

    Buffalo Seitan and Jamaican Jerk Tempeh for lunch. Fucking delicious.

    First Yoga class Thursday. I'm expecting it to hurt, but in that good way. Wish me luck.

  8. avatar
    I SATELLITE | 28 June 2009 at 1:01 am #

    K/K CD is a beautiful work of art Steve. No wonder it sold out!

  9. avatar
    heatherdaydream | 28 June 2009 at 2:44 am #

    …get some sleep! (warm soy milk with cinnamon)

    xkittykat

  10. avatar
    Mary | 28 June 2009 at 3:57 am #

    you sound like me, never could sleep before 3am and then i wake up around 7 and i still take sleeping pills and still i cant sleep, stress i tell ya, it kills me. plus the heat in texas doesnt help

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2009 at 3:58 am #

    steve, i ask this not to criticize–only so I can understand: why do you guys have to push yourselves so hard when touring? why not create a little more space between shows, give yourselves a chance to relax/refresh, perhaps enjoy the ride a bit more as they say? you know your fans will be there whether the show is on monday or thursday. is it to minimize costs or time away from your family, or what?

    regardless, know that your fans love you guys and how hard you work to stay in top form and kick ass for so long.

  12. avatar
    lizardlizard81 | 28 June 2009 at 4:41 am #

    What an interesting interaction this paints…I started to think of more to comment about and then realized commenting on things that may or may not fit in ones (un)relaxed jaw – well, not really fit for polite conversation.

    I should take up this yoga thing…

  13. avatar
    princey | 28 June 2009 at 5:55 am #

    You're past the halfway mark sk, not too long before you'll be flying over the harbour city back home.
    Hat-trick, you bewdy!
    Loving the daily pics, you can't stop now ok!
    Love and the rest,
    Amandrrrr

  14. avatar
    melissa | 28 June 2009 at 6:38 am #

    Thanks SK for the last couple blogs … I feel quite just having read them! The therapy/massage thing sounded really really nice .. I wouldn't mind having my anxiety nodes pacified at the moment 🙂 Lucky for me, I'm just on my way to Yoga class, so I'm sure that will do the trick.

    Keep the photo's coming too, I really love them. You have such a beautiful and kind face 🙂

    enjoy 🙂 xxx

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2009 at 6:41 am #

    #1602 Leo… if you want to give me a ring…or not. It's beautiful up here!

  16. avatar
    davem | 28 June 2009 at 6:52 am #

    You must be knackered SK, hope you can get better sleep soon.
    Good news on the kk project, it deserves to be selling so well.
    Much love to you and all your fiends.

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2009 at 7:20 am #

    Mily Way, Sean Kelly and Anne McCue on RockWiz:

    http://www.sbs.com.au/rockwiz/past/128/Anne-McCue-and-Sean-Kelly

  18. avatar
    frostatmidnight | 28 June 2009 at 7:52 am #

    The thought of Crowley in a yoga pose is a funny thought! I would submit myself readily to both yoga and magic and see which one takes me the farthest. On waking up early I can absolutely relate, although I find it next to impossible, especially in the summer, to sleep past even 5:30. I guess I've always been an early riser and will remain one until the end of my days.

    love,
    kristine

  19. avatar
    the dean | 28 June 2009 at 8:02 am #

    It's a beautiful and heartwarming thing to hear that the band are playing so well. The positive vibes are flowing through to all of us out here. yoga on

  20. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 28 June 2009 at 10:57 am #

    love to you too, sir!

    andy…why does steve gel with interesting people? because he's an interesting person! 😉

    love always…..

  21. avatar
    iseult | 28 June 2009 at 11:38 am #

    4 knuckles easy peasy
    lovely foto
    xxx

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2009 at 12:48 pm #

    Tonight is the night for us in the South. Looking forward to the Falls Church, Church show.

    3 in a row great shows would end tonight. How lucky would I be?

    Ron from VA

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2009 at 12:54 pm #

    warm milk with nutmeg, even better.

  24. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 28 June 2009 at 2:00 pm #

    Hmm. Steve and some of the fiends finally inspired me to become a vegetarian not so long ago. I've also wanted to do yoga for years. Just always seems to be an excuse for not investing the time. But goddammit, as soon as I get back from a wedding and a vacation in Greece, I am going to do something about it. I'm turning 41 September 23rd, so I guess it's about time.

  25. avatar
    plumlady | 28 June 2009 at 2:37 pm #

    Just getting back to MN from sailing the big lake in Whizzconsin without any news broadcasts and hearing of Michael Jackson……thought Saturday Night Live would make some sort of spoof, but NO. He was the same age as I; and it makes me think that I should follow SK's advice on giving yoga another try. I've never been very good at it or given it much of a chance; perhaps I just need to try longer. I agree with the advice on healthy eating (even if it's not vegan); and the fulfilling sex with a beloved sig other….now it's just to get the joints moving pain free again. So today I'll dig out that yoga mat and strike a pose.

  26. avatar
    m stricklin | 28 June 2009 at 2:47 pm #

    Been following the Church since 1981. Disappointed that we in the south won't get a Church fix this year. Last show I saw was in Atlanta. Best show I ever saw was a tipitina's in New Orleans… 1988. I have some amazing pictures from this show. Nice bus you guys were touring in at that time. I digress. Come back and we will attempt to be worthy..

  27. avatar
    grenda | 28 June 2009 at 5:00 pm #

    Curious to know if the Steve Kilbey Facebook site is indeed yours.

    Do you need anything? Clothing items, shorts in particular? Would love to overnight a care package to a future venue site. Please let me know: thechurchfan@gmail.com

  28. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 28 June 2009 at 6:18 pm #

    Steve Kilbey is manic nirvana incarnate when he's got it together.

  29. avatar
    verdelay | 28 June 2009 at 6:20 pm #

    …and a thousand or so Church Heads simultanously stick three thousand (or so) knuckles in their thousand gaping mouths, just to see how relaxed their jaws REALLY are…

  30. avatar
    A.M. | 28 June 2009 at 7:55 pm #

    What I love most about this post,= is reading how much Marty loves you. What a good mate. Wishing you many more relaxing and thrilling encounters, and hope you get to catch up on some shut-eye.

    blessings…

  31. avatar
    A.M. | 28 June 2009 at 10:57 pm #

    Strange–how did a comma and an = sign insert themselves in the first sentence of my last comment?

    Methinks some sort of goblin made way with the keys as my attention tu

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 June 2009 at 11:45 am #

    She Never Said?
    U copied that off Joy Division's Means To An End, didn't u, Kilbo, xcept u never write lyrics as good as Curtis if u live 2 b 55.


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