posted on March 12, 2010 at 7:16 am

a hundred degrees the thermo is blown skyhigh
at this rate at any rate i cast my fate to the wind
its so hot here
i type wreathed in sweat
only cold shower is a relief but water is not cold
after a wily while surreality sets in
i sit at my typewriter in the 1950s
i am just another idiot on a typewriter
my feverish tormented brain pours out its meaninglessnesses
its so hot omigod i roast in my own freckleflesh
oh incessant type type type
what wild thoughts will come into my cage of words
i will catch you and stretch you with all these words
bent out of frame a lame excuse to be legless
wheres maymi someone suddenly yells
hes here doing his guitar homework
hes behaving himself intent on figgering it out
me…homework cannot help
my mind is unconstrainable will not focus does not care
if tonite the crowd screams n claps i will be good
if there is a crowd
please come if you are coming
please come and cheer and demand satisfaction
we will on here tonite
here in free mantle
just beyond the concrete tits on the beach
where the pebbles and cottages and art deco shops are
here i am pressurized by the age
a great stupido hodgepodge of things
the heat has gone to me headspace
i type out my message with no message
just random blips on some screen
tonite don my axe
take my stage
sing a songatoo
strum in heavy light
down the pub
beer aftershave hot night blond men red faces pushing
music too loud my head is swimming
upstream updream up a beam of moonlight
pulsing thru these incredible nights
hanging on n on non
yeah anon
on n on

16 Responses to “freon dependency”

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    Damien | 12 March 2010 at 10:17 am #

    Unfortunately I won't be able to be at the show tonight, Steve. I'll just have to content myself with remembering your extraordinary performance at Friends restaurant when you were in Perth solo last time. Ask the messrs Hoffman about the Grant McLennan tribute show that we had here two weeks ago. I got to get up and play bass behind Robert Forster on "Head Full of Steam". I'm jealous of young Adrian. I wouldn't mind his job at all!

    Break a leg tonight, Steve.

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    linjo | 12 March 2010 at 10:56 am #

    That is a wonderful portrait tonight Steve. You look a little discontent but so beautiful. Sad to be an oldy in a young person's world. Lucky you have the professionalism and talent to maintain a position. Beer aftershave, yeah isn't nostalgic. Apart from that, I love a man that smells like a man, eg, no perfumes at all. xxx

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    lily was here | 12 March 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    Wish i was there, but how strange yr experiencing heat while here in the outback its been a cool 23 deg. Hope it didnt zap your energy 2 much for tonight.
    ps you're in wonderful company at least.


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    Broken Toys and Heros | 12 March 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    My friend-the heat must be exhausting. is it humid also ? that is the worst part because it just drains u and feels like a heavy weight on ur being. I always try to put my bare feet in a ice water bucket because it contains ur own body cooling system at the extremities. hope it cools down for u guys. Have a great day.


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    Anonymous | 12 March 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    .my bellygut ,bark dye n bones ..the cards all lines up for the states this summer, fair thee well there..for well shall you fair white hair..slip on 2010 and shake it like powdered sugar on the america..bnz

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    davem | 12 March 2010 at 5:24 pm #

    Hope it goes well.
    There are so many of us here in blighty who would love to see you!
    We miss you.

  8. avatar
    knot | 12 March 2010 at 7:01 pm #

    rain runs down the streets in san francisco

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    Jasperina | 12 March 2010 at 9:46 pm #

    Beware the panther… I can hear your quiet growls. It is beautiful photo. Look away from the camera and something more can be revealed.

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    cazziem | 12 March 2010 at 10:47 pm #

    Good old Blighty remains damp and dreary and we move into Spring next week, which means the weather will be …. oh yeah, damp and dreary! But in your position, I really don’t envy you the heat. Being on stage is hot enough without nature’s hindrance. I find the heat a real pain when I’m trying to work, but hopefully you will have had the audience you deserve, and your talent and professionalism shone through.

    Look forward to hearing how it went. Love the picture, it definitely shows off those angles that Andrew referred to. How did the final sitting go?

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    Amanda Joy | 13 March 2010 at 3:02 am #

    "I roast in my own freckleflesh" ~absolute fave line.. not that I wanted to pull anything out in case it upset the rest.. but this was too good not to tell you it's too good!

    There's s'posed to be rain today.. if'n its any consolation.. not for me.. I'm a Broome grrl.. I'm wanting a big wet season storm.

    Great gig last night at Clancy's bytheby


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    Anonymous | 13 March 2010 at 4:47 am #

    Murphy saying i suck is a compliment, eh?

    Don't you wish you can emulate his talents ? Peter Murphy has said many times during the Bauhaus days that the church were never good enough to open for them . is that true?

  13. avatar
    Dry Ice | 13 March 2010 at 9:51 am #

    Ever hear of Dry Ice and a Fan goofball? That'll cool your ass off!

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    Anonymous | 13 March 2010 at 9:53 am #

    What is this CRAP about Peter Murphy lately..who cares about that doofus!? PM went downhill and doesn't compare to the wickedness of The Church, plus whoever Anon 347 is, he's surely not Peter Murphy…so let Peter speak for himslef…and what he would say is "I LOVE THE CHURCH!"

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    princey | 13 March 2010 at 11:13 am #

    Hope you've cooled down today.
    Have another great gig sk,take care

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    Anonymous | 25 March 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    Hey Steve,
    When you come to Minneapolis, you guys should eat dinner at Spoonriver… it's not that far from the Fine Line, and is owned by the woman who used to run Cafe Brenda (now closed), which I'm told was a fave of the band.

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