posted on August 15, 2015 at 7:57 am
the night

the night

we  drive on into a deep summer day

cool dark dressing rooms out the back of the gig

off the bus on the bus

pleasant green surrounds

the smell of pines

do yoga alongside bus in the shade

pleasant young lady copper drives up

I’m smoking mother nature which i hold behind me

she rolls down window

she is quite a cutie in her uniform

dark skin but blonde hair

sir i’m just making sure everything is alright back here

yes quite alright quite alright

the damn spliff burns on behind my back

the officer smiles

sir i don’t mind if you smoke back here

phew i say

I’m doing yoga too i say for no good reason

i wish i could do yoga too she says laughing and driving off

ok ok

I’m getting confused where this was now

we get on the bus and pop up every day somewhere new

the seaside with all the amusement parks rising bold and stark

the saltwater taffy and the knick-knack shops

i saw a good t shirt which said

what goes on at grandmas place stays at grandmas place

yeah i jump in the sea for 5 minutes its pretty cold

now we are up in maine in portland in the eastern tip i think

we are doing the blurred crusade plus show tonight

had some delicious mexican with haugie

wow this is a weird life

but its all rushing past like in life speeds up

i walk out there and theres the bass

patiently waiting for me like a hound

this is the big moment right

when i pick it up n sling it round my neck

yeah somebody cheers

as i walk up to the mic

i begin to pluck it

and the voice glides out of throat

just like yesterday once more



25 Responses to “generic road blog”

  1. etta
    etta | 15 August 2015 at 8:41 am #

    Feeling strangely seattled then

    • avatar
      millbill | 15 August 2015 at 3:03 pm #

      Thank you for taking the show to Maine – much apreciated! Until we meet again….I know this isn’t easy!

  2. avatar
    Donna | 15 August 2015 at 9:38 am #

    Thanks for sharing your day with us! Careful here in PA, the pricks aren’t as nice as cutie was. See you tomorrow! xo

  3. Pictish
    Pictish | 15 August 2015 at 6:35 pm #

    That was an excellent example of a white widow Jedi mindtrick “Move along, move along…”

    Hm. What’s the deal with the Keswick? Except for the names on the marquee, a person could assume the Furs were playing alone given that the description on the website reads like a long love letter to them. Come on! Someone at the show better pull them up for that.

  4. avatar
    David and Monica | 16 August 2015 at 12:00 am #

    feeling withdrawal, wish we were all together again, it was one of the best times ever meeting you in Buffalo!

  5. avatar
    millbill | 16 August 2015 at 12:57 am #

    Thank you for playing in Maine – it was a great show….hope you enjoy the rest of the trip

  6. etta
    etta | 16 August 2015 at 10:01 am #

    Never mained, all in a pleasurable day’s work. Is what one does. Things people do for honey.

  7. avatar
    Wayno | 16 August 2015 at 10:07 am #

    Well that’s the best possible response from the law under those circumstances – respect + carte blanche to carry on! Sadly this is another area where ‘straya seems to be slipping behind the rest of the world…

    Happy trails, enjoy the ride, “We grind to a halt and we start again,
    We come to a corner but it’s only a bend…”

  8. avatar
    mattyc | 16 August 2015 at 12:54 pm #

    Great music can transcend the linear marking of time. A bubble, a sweet spot we can return to, familiar and beautiful, like a childhood memory. And once again I found my way home in a dark,smokey corner of Maine and I thank you and your mates or the ride…

  9. etta
    etta | 16 August 2015 at 1:37 pm #

    Mained… tiny bit then

  10. avatar
    caitbrid | 16 August 2015 at 3:35 pm #

    The ocean in New Hampshire is always cold. I used to go in as a child and turn blue but my mom said I never wanted to come out. I just met you after the Keswick show and you are such a generous man for getting off the bus. And posing for pictures! Thank you for coming back to the USA. My friend and I had the best night tonight. You are so loved and appreciated!!!

    Kathleen in Philly

  11. avatar
    crimson | 17 August 2015 at 12:16 pm #

    Dear SK I have been waiting to meet you since being enchanted with your music and the music of the Church back in 2003 discovering FY and HOB. I tried to arrange to meet you back in 2010 when I was in Sydney but failed. Can’t wait to finally meet and greet at the Crystal Ballroom. The music has sustained me, worked it’s way into my dreams and aspirations and I hope it or some remnant will follow me into whatever worlds and lives are to come. Thanks for being an Earthling. Thanks and gratitude for the possibility of intersection, no matter how brief. I love you sir. Best of luck on this tour!

  12. avatar
    Steven Krut | 17 August 2015 at 12:58 pm #

    I predict that all this touring together will cause The Psychedelic Furs and The Church to fuse together into a new super group. Sort of like Asia. It will be called The Psychedelic Churches, of course.(Or maybe The Church Furs.) It will only exist briefly, sadly, due to creative tensions, but will produce one classic album, ala Blind Faith. I consider myself very lucky to have this kind of insight ability into the future.

  13. avatar
    Arcturus | 17 August 2015 at 6:10 pm #

    Hi Steve…I always love reading your blog,it never fails to inspire me.I hav’nt seen you in like 15 years or so.I am living in Las Vegas,been kinda sad lately cause I have a tumor in my abdomen,which is the size of an orange and some what, you and the Church are coming to Las Vegas to play the Brooklyn Bowl at the link..nice venue,after I have my procedure at ucla in Los Angeles sept 15th ..I think that I will be working security there.I got engaged last christmas,finally found an honest man!lol..we would really love to come and see you play,when your here..anyway you could put me on the guest list??? We would also like to take you for something to eat..nice salads at the pizza place next to Brooklyn Bowl..would love to hear from you anyway..would really make my day to see you again after all this time and especially after seeing you last was very concerned and my friend..I am always proud and happy that I have had the opportunity to know a creative genius,beautiful spirit,compassionate soul of greatness thats you. Love Arcturus xx

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 18 August 2015 at 1:55 pm #

      yes i’ll stick you on the list of course

      • avatar
        Arcturus | 20 August 2015 at 8:06 am #

        Thank you soo much Steve,you’re wonderful! Cant wait to see you..xx

  14. avatar
    Arcturus | 17 August 2015 at 6:29 pm #

    Whoa…I love your tarot cards and I need to buy some of your recent albums..Im having great music withdrawals..hahaha..which cd’s would you recommend?..Gold Afternoon Fix was always my favorite but also played Priest=Aura so many times,I literally wore it out..

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.