posted on August 24, 2015 at 6:31 am
underground club

underground club

a long night lurching down the road

in my black bunk like a cryogenic time traveller

i shiver and shudder and i fret over the potholes in my brain

have i ever been here before..how would i know

another america another kilbey another era

another guitar another gig another ride

oh but sweet hot summer burns all around

the greenery and the scenery and the long hauls

the memory dreams other times other tours

other eyes have seen it all

the audiences oh the audiences

they clap and cheer and shout as the music comes out

we accelerate climbing above the turbulence

in the theatre of absurdly beautiful birdsong

the guitars chirp in my stratosphere casting  squalls of notes

the drums beat on no one asks why

in my mirror theres no one there or home

we swoop low over mountain range

i wake up and blow my mind with good music

i roll along on all my songs

tremolo vibrato crescendo

so tired tho

exhausted

i go n have a little lie down somewhere

 

17 Responses to “fatigues setting in”

  1. avatar
    Cath | 24 August 2015 at 8:32 am #

    Heal, rest in the arms of the divine. 🙂 blessings

  2. avatar
    Janet | 24 August 2015 at 8:46 am #

    Terrestrially zig-zagging a continent with nightly gigging must be arduous. May you catch a second wind.

  3. avatar
    Cocoamo | 24 August 2015 at 9:32 am #

    Use the force, Luke….

    AKA …

  4. avatar
    Greta Garbo | 24 August 2015 at 10:48 am #

    Rest replenish restore..

  5. etta
    etta | 24 August 2015 at 4:12 pm #

    Jay fatighey also i must say. N soon again on the way… Look after theeselves and sure youre doing great job prolonging the hey days!

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    John | 25 August 2015 at 6:08 am #

    Still enjoying the squalls of guitar notes in my head, bouncing around my skull after last night in Louisville. At one point I thought the Mercury Ballroom was going to levitate. Great to see the band again. Safe travels in the stratosphere…

  7. avatar
    holly | 25 August 2015 at 1:07 pm #

    And you got to visit with eekie, so it’s all good!!

    Absolutely kick ass shows!!

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    pyramidbuilder | 26 August 2015 at 6:14 am #

    HI. Has the time finally come for a real Church live album? One without violins? The Church in real rock (and roll) mode? The Blurred Crusade, one of the best albums – some of the best music ever made in the last 50 years, in many ways a lost classic combined with F/D on a live album released onto an unsuspecting world, while we wait for your next excursion into inner/outer space………. sigh. One can only dream.

  9. Kraig
    Kraig | 26 August 2015 at 3:20 pm #

    Hey Steve get some rest and listen to some new All India Radio, so cool to relax to! Thanks for introducing me to Martin’s good shit!

  10. Kraig
    Kraig | 26 August 2015 at 3:20 pm #

    Hey Steve get some rest and listen to some new All India Radio, so cool to relax to! Thanks for introducing me to Martin’s good stuff!

  11. avatar
    Donna | 26 August 2015 at 10:23 pm #

    …And yet you are still handsome as ever! I love this picture, even though you do look tired. Take it in stride my friend. I know those days off are far and few inbetween but try to chill when they come around. xo

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    tabatha333 | 27 August 2015 at 6:43 am #

    Thanks for putting up with us last night in Minneapolis! We had an excellent time and many laughs.

    Tabatha & Rich

    P.S. I hope you didn’t throw the UZZA cd out the window.

  13. avatar
    thetimebeing | 24 August 2015 at 12:09 pm #

    yes


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