posted on July 11, 2016 at 10:54 pm
kneed to no

kneed to no

in a few days time i will be touring again with that lovely band the P.Furs

i love em

man they had all those great hits

richard butler he’s still got it in spades

those brilliant literate lyrics

hes got the moves hes got the cool

what a voice !

i like to play with the furs there are many similarities between us

we are in some ways coming from the same place although we arrive differently

i’m happy to be part of this great show 2 of the best 80s bands ever

if you like intelligent tuneful music with an edge n a bite

the p.furs like the church have subtext they imply many things

we have become really good friends i’m looking forward to catching up

its a win/win jobby i guess and although i hate to leave sydney

its wintery and i’m looking forward to the heat of american summertime

all those gigs all those rides all those audiences

all that legal weed in colorado…am i going there..?

the ultimate adolescent trip

on tour with a bunch of cool types

i dont know where i’m going

everything is arranged for me

i just gotta walk onstage and uncage my self

thats my only responsibility

i love to play music i love to be around all those musicians and the crew

let me tell you we have a blast


yeah we hit rough patches but so what

most of the time we rolling along singing our song

side by side ha ha

maybe i’ll get to ride on their bus sometime

people ask me will the P.Furs come to australia and tour ?

i dunno

it would be good idea but i’m just a soldier in the frontline

let someone else decide all that

i go where i’m told and i will wander through the streets of america

taking it all in as usual

trying to stay outta trouble

and saving my mojo for the one hour a day that i am needed

for that hour i fast i meditate i do yoga and blah blah blah

i also get high and have a drink before i go on


the sweet spirit possesses me and i lay my trip on the crowd

we lay on em our interweaving collective thing which is full of romance and promise

as you all know

afterwards ah…

when i’m empty of all that energy

i quietly recuperate with a nice meal and catch up with old friends sometimes

when its all over i sink into my bunk which is in the middle at the back

and i dream as the bus shoots down the freeway like cupids bolt in the darkness



15 Responses to “fur there deep ah”

  1. avatar
    Crowd of Stars | 12 July 2016 at 3:54 am #

    You and I and a calumet
    Wrapped in cambric and sweet content

  2. etta
    etta | 12 July 2016 at 4:53 am #

    Reminds me i was finally
    Reunited with child
    She wasnt quite on a rock tour
    But in some ways in the biz
    Misty Copeland danced with Prince
    My girl did some contemporary numbers
    To songs from ‘Low’ at year end
    To good review
    Her class went on a bus to regional areas
    Giving spontaneous dance lessons to kids on stage who may otherwise
    Have never had the chance
    Anyway she got a taste of
    Rehearsals performance travel
    Because of her i got to Seattle
    To see the church and pfs!
    Was hot believe it or not
    First time i arrived in Canada
    Crisp the day i left for Seattle
    but glorious warm crossing the border
    Tim was so surprised ‘Where did you come from?!’
    Australia via Canada, alright!
    Seemed freezing the day i left USA
    But that was only in a Sydney kind of way
    That had nothing on Canadian cold
    Not complaining much coz it was mostly invigorating
    but i almost literally walked and danced my feet off
    Not noticing much back then mostly in thick socks and snow boots or at least legwarmers lol
    but i am now
    So there you go

  3. Jmb066
    Jmb066 | 12 July 2016 at 6:31 am #

    See you in St. Louis sir and very much looking forward to it. This I time I can stay and hear the Furs last year in KC I had to leave after your set for meeting prep for the next day. Anyway will be there with my wife and Suresh we are looking forward to seeing you. You will be in Colorado so enjoy that day. If one did have some Jazz for you how would we get it it to you before the show. I will be at meet and greet not sure how tight security is.

    See you soon,


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    Ingrid | 12 July 2016 at 11:31 am #

    Oh Wow, you are playing in the US – I was nearly going over there in August but it all changed (was offered a scholarship with uni) but it all changed so not going now. Was disappointed and especially as you are going there to play. Oh well hopefully you do some tours here when you come home. We are a selfish lot hey always asking when you are playing etc. Anyway great gig I would love to go!!!

  5. avatar
    Chris | 12 July 2016 at 1:15 pm #

    head out on the highway….

  6. avatar
    Wayno | 12 July 2016 at 1:43 pm #

    Have yourself a great time and don’t forget to tour Australia sometime!

    BTW, Speed of the Stars is a fantastic album, you guys really did tap into something special there – so fully formed. Heliotropic, Black River and Vela Velox are some of the highlights for me. I like the fact that it’s a somewhat familiar sound (I’m reminded of Church songs from FD and P=A at times) and yet something completely different. Pleasantly surprising.

  7. avatar
    Arcturus | 12 July 2016 at 5:25 pm #

    Nice! I hope to see you in Vegas,I PM You…Hope you get in touch..would be great to see you!

  8. kevinbreton
    kevinbreton | 14 July 2016 at 4:09 am #

    Just got laid off from the job Mr K. Your words from your earthed album are so true “the gentler people are conveniently deleted”. Something like that. One reason I’m American is that I resist change. Even the Wright brother was grieved that he had invented the airplane after he witnessed both world wars and the dropping of the atom bomb. I think it would be better if even the car was never invented. I’m organian in that sense too. I’d rather be eternally medieval in that sense. And then I’m anti American in the sense that they had no right to dump British tea in the sea and kill the english brutally in a war over land that didn’t belong to them. The British were they’re own flesh and blood. Well I think it was mostly irish anyway who fought for the Americans. But I think sometimes there’s a choice whether you want to be a peacemaker. Or if you want to blindly follow this mentality called “progress” where nothing is ever good enough and everything needs to continually undergo mind numbing needless change in order to make things….”better?” I really think if you want real progress you have to go back in time just like the renaissance artists and musicians went back to the ancient Greeks for their inspiration God bless you Mr Kilbey. Though the heaven and the earth will pass away His words will never pass away. That being Jesus.

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