posted on October 14, 2013 at 1:37 pm
SF intl airport

SF intl airport

american adventure over

i did 2 shows

i did one exhibition

i did 3 rehearsals

i tramped around san francisco for 2 days

i ate about 10 meals at the veggie grill on sunset blvde

i smoked some medical jazz

i met groovy people like alain johannes and mark mcguire

who played with me and greg dulli

i hung out with thomas negovan and gail potocki who know their art

had dinner with John T my attorney at real food daily

i met davida and pablo and debby w

and casper von dj who i stayed with

i gave money to beggars and people with limbs missing

i cant believe the usa has money to bomb the middle east

yet in san fran the beggars are legion and crazy and suffering and cold and hungry

oh yeah i forgot that’d be socialism to take care of them

we cant have that , can we?

it breaks my fucking heart what can i say?

as far as the gigs went i believe i acquitted myself well

didnt make many mistakes and was pretty vibed up

who knows where this will eventually lead with me and GD…?

now im sitting here waiting to fly back

the flight here was a shocker bumpy and scary

please lord let this be smooth

i arrive home on my twins eve and auroras 14th birthday

scarlet turns 8 on the 17th as well

yeah ok thats it

hopefully see ya all back in sydney soon

sk.. some mexican place at airport




16 Responses to “going home”

  1. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 14 October 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    Glad you seem satisfied with the comings and goings, how exciting for you. Rocktober here in Sydney, continuing into early November if you count strings as rock but then my boundaries between form and genre are fairly flexible. I pray you fly back safely and enjoy your daughters’ birthdays. Was going to say nothing worse than bumpy flights but I guess there are worse things. Hopefully won’t come to that. God bless you dear.

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    eekie | 14 October 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    “i tramped around san francisco for 2 days”

    You shoulda come to visit me, ya slacker.


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    Surreal eskimo | 14 October 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    So gutted!! I touched down in San Fran Friday afternoon and saw a tweet the next day you had just played a gig. Nooooooo!! Can’t believe I missed seeing you play while I’m here. Please please come back and play in Auckland again soon. Saw you play with Simple Minds recently & the Brian Jonestown chap a while ago. Love living in NZ but it does feel a bit small to this crazy Canuck at times. So great when some legendary musicical awesomeness comes to town 🙂

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    oyoy | 14 October 2013 at 5:50 pm #

    About time you bloody checked in…. we have been worried!
    You neglected your blog.
    Actually that meant you had better things to do, which is great. Happy to know you had a successful trip, and perhaps a few new doors have opened for yo u – you certainly deserve it!
    Enjoy your princesses’ birthdays, they grow up way too fast.

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    bittriscuit | 14 October 2013 at 6:19 pm #

    US is a shit hole for sure. Let me guess, you managed to leave with some of the good ol greenbacks in your personal bank account, correct?

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    onsecondthought | 14 October 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    On second thought I know how you could get even with that awful US of A. Marry a girl from the states and then give her father a right good kick in the balls. Forgot, you already pulled that maneuver. haha What a tool!

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    Chris | 14 October 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    “I gave money to beggars”….heart and soul sk….heart and soul

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    Anonymous | 15 October 2013 at 2:09 am #

    Sounds like a really great and worthwhile time. Bit tiring but just the sort of thing a man of your calibre should be doing. Wasn’t it in San Fran in ’84 where you first met Donnette Thayer?

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    Anonymous | 15 October 2013 at 5:57 am #

    They are not… They have their own lobbiest… But those get paid 100k plus to get ssdi for them. all… And medical and other benefits… They panhandle to get drug/booze money… That’s why so many of them end up in sf… They aren’t cold nor hungry… I was… Cost me 74k in local property taxes annually … Which was shocking… As I only made 50k… But. Instead of eating 5 meals a day I limited myself to one and saved the rest so I didn’t need to take from others and pay for everyone else… But it is a show to see… And miss plantain burritos… Lower haight by cafe international… Have a safe trip home.

  10. avatar
    Steven Krut | 15 October 2013 at 10:30 am #

    It’s been great watching all these cool things happen for you, Steve.

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 October 2013 at 7:36 pm #

    Going home! I wish – when. For the Lord says this place is not my home.

  12. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 17 October 2013 at 8:15 am #

    Welcome back to temporary pastures then

  13. avatar
    Sam Mayfair | 17 October 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    Sean Sennett will be chatting to Steve Kilbey alongside Kelly Higgins-Devine on 612ABC at 1.30pm tomorrow (Friday). Tune in … Steve has a lot to say and they’ll play some great music.

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    Kohl Ette | 18 October 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    I’d say that makes it 2.30 NSW time, if you don’t feel like listening to Country Hour. Nothing against it per se. I’ve done my time in the kohl mines.

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    Kohl Ette | 18 October 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    Thanks honeys, most enjoyable

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