posted on July 3, 2009 at 8:32 pm

i wake up confused
who where what am i
where in the world
am i?

more later maybe

in a little house in the woods
its a gig
do yoga in a field but the bugs close me down
try to do interview in field but mozzies attack hard
tonite tupelo music hall, nh
lush verdant fields
lovely buildings
tonites gig is like a n.a. meeting in the woods
like in the swedish woods
the weather warm n still
a feeling of contentment in people i meet
summer is easy here
in this strange little house
in these woods
seems like middle of nowhere
but gig nearly sold out
holly is here
mem rumoured to be near
klk the man without whom none of this would be happening
belfrank is here
erik e with some of his jazzy bingles
now backstage waiting

46 Responses to “hazy days”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 July 2009 at 8:53 pm #

    New England my friend. That is where you are.
    Burn Out. That is where you are as well…

  2. avatar
    frank | 3 July 2009 at 8:54 pm #

    Great Show…you guys all played great…in the foxes boro the sound was a bit muddy for such a high tech venue but that did not take away from the performance. I like to here the vocals a bit clearer, your lyrics are top notch and you guys have great harmonies.

    I may drive down to the ridgfield show in CT next week.


  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 July 2009 at 9:02 pm #

    A mate of mine told me a few weeks ago that he often wakes up and doesn't know who or where he is, and it takes him 10 minutes or so to 'come to'. Kinda scary stuff.

    On another note, it's a fair line of nifty t-shirt designs we're seeing you sporting of late

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 July 2009 at 9:12 pm #

    thankfully and hopefully,"confusion"is the state preceeding "clarity";/:) peace n love .xogood morning,

  5. avatar
    the dean | 3 July 2009 at 9:18 pm #

    We're all somewhere and mostly not where we want to be.
    Home is approaching.

    Evocative picture โ€“ silhouette and fender bass.

  6. avatar
    davem | 3 July 2009 at 9:19 pm #

    It was only a matter of time before we had a glimpse of calf.
    Love the two stage piccies.

  7. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 3 July 2009 at 9:20 pm #

    ….yeah, agree with anon @ 7:02….anywhere in particular you get your t shirts?

    love always…..

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 July 2009 at 9:46 pm #

    That third photo is particular is beautific. It needs to be on a poster surely. Who is taking these wonderful photos we see daily?

  9. avatar
    Renee | 3 July 2009 at 9:53 pm #

    by Edna St. Vincent Millay

    The railroad track is miles away,
    And the day is loud with voices speaking,
    Yet there isn't a train goes by all day
    But I hear its whistle shrieking.

    All night there isn't a train goes by,
    Though the night is still for sleep and dreaming,
    But I see its cinders red on the sky,
    And hear its engine steaming.

    My heart is warm with friends I make,
    And better friends I'll not be knowing;
    Yet there isn't a train I'd rather take,
    No matter where it's going.

  10. avatar
    fantasticandy | 3 July 2009 at 9:56 pm #

    hey…..was that really brixie commenting yesterday?
    her ex….a chap called smith, is a big hammill fan, and i know mr.h
    is on your ipod somewhere…..
    and traffic………..
    oh yeah…i had some of their cast-off gear when i was a kid,
    an old radiogram badly converted into a bass amp.
    well…i was broke, and they'd just put out 'hole in my shoe' i guess they were on a high 'n took pity on me!

    christ sakes killer….what happened to me?
    all those years in limbo.
    your'e one of the reasons i made it back.
    i figured it's NEVER too late…
    the stuff i'm doing now is way better than my ancient pye demo's.

    thanks for being an inspiration on a daily basis.
    strangely, although you hardly even know me, you have been one of my very best friends……and have been for many a year.

    soon be back with the fambly olde bean!
    replete with a slew of new tales to tell……….
    love to you and all the guys,
    andy L.

  11. avatar
    Ansible Jon | 3 July 2009 at 9:59 pm #

    I have returned and will be commenting again.
    Falls Church show: amazing
    Annapolis: amazinger

    stay well, limber one…

  12. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 3 July 2009 at 10:22 pm #

    Welcome to existential despair !

  13. avatar
    Last Visible Rat | 3 July 2009 at 10:28 pm #

    Thank you for the lovely show last night.

  14. avatar
    glynnisjohns | 3 July 2009 at 10:45 pm #

    too late to crawl back into bed?


  15. avatar
    M E M | 3 July 2009 at 11:14 pm #

    me too…c u 2night


  16. avatar
    ? | 3 July 2009 at 11:24 pm #

    see the image within the image… that "?" will take u there…

  17. avatar
    veleska1970 | 3 July 2009 at 11:26 pm #

    oooo i LOVE those last two pix.

  18. avatar
    Leslie F. Miller | 3 July 2009 at 11:51 pm #

    Hey, Steve. I gotta say it, because, well, I'm like that: you are still hot!

    We enjoyed your show at the Ram's Head in Annapolis. I didn't know ya'all were such a boy band. That is: you seriously rocked. I expected all spacey and ethereal, but that was just the lyrics. You play bass like you know what you're doingโ€”like it's actually the guitar it is.

    So thanks for a grand time for this old broad and her friends. Wish we could've stayed to have something signedโ€”a foot, a t-shirt, a chest. Something. But, alas, we are fuddy duddies and had to be an hour away at home by 2:00, or we turn into pumpkins.

  19. avatar
    princey | 4 July 2009 at 12:09 am #

    Hang in there sk, only a few more days left, then you'll be back in the arms of yer loved ones:)
    We love you!

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 July 2009 at 1:10 am #

    Hey SK,
    Beautiful photos. They make me miss you even more. See you soon! Love, NK

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 July 2009 at 1:10 am #

    Hey SK,
    Beautiful photos. They make me miss you even more. See you soon! Love, NK

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 July 2009 at 1:11 am #

    Hey SK,
    Beautiful photos. They make me miss you even more. See you soon! Love, NK

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 July 2009 at 1:11 am #

    Hey SK,
    Beautiful photos. They make me miss you even more. See you soon! Love, NK

  24. avatar
    lily was here | 4 July 2009 at 3:13 am #

    Such a tease. Love that psychedelic silhouette. The homebound train is almost at the end of the line – 7 gigs to go, enjoy what remains, stay well.


  25. avatar
    CSTCoach | 4 July 2009 at 3:26 am #

    LOL – only a matter of time until the golden calves were produced…

    So did you take the train or what?

    Beautiful sketch of your woodland idyll, complete with a gathering of old friends ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. avatar
    Mary | 4 July 2009 at 4:51 am #

    I really love these pics of you, especially the last two, really coo, id like to see a pic of you in that train ๐Ÿ™‚ i love the leg pic too, anyone ever tell you that you had sexy legs? anyway have a good one!

    Love mary

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 July 2009 at 5:48 am #

    great photos steffo! gettn more psychedelic the way i want to remember your band. prob do without the leg shot though. maybe save those ones for private viewings.

  28. avatar
    melissa | 4 July 2009 at 5:59 am #

    those last two photo's .. amaazing ๐Ÿ™‚


  29. avatar
    eek | 4 July 2009 at 6:44 am #

    So eekie's Church Excursion is over… ๐Ÿ™

    Loved all the shows, etc. I'll miss you, Steve.

    Be careful of those Canucks! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  30. avatar
    Richard | 4 July 2009 at 7:51 am #

    waiting at the station where the trains are out of range

  31. avatar
    Jasperina | 4 July 2009 at 9:01 am #

    Hey now hold on there Steve not too much at once please! The sight of one of your well toned calves is enough to send me back about 30 years to the days when I had a serious teenage crush on you. Was wandering around Rozelle in the late afternoon here in Sydney. The winter sky here is quite magical and not a bug in sight. Enjoy the summer breeze in Tupelo.

  32. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 4 July 2009 at 9:09 am #

    the countdown is on…

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 July 2009 at 11:29 am #


    come on down to myrtle beach, house of blues before you leave. they have a few open dates in mid-july.

    no, all seriously, your agent booked the proper venues this time round, it seems, although we'd love to see you at least dip down into north carolina.

    saturday night request: angelica

    wilfred paradise.

  34. avatar
    Freddie | 4 July 2009 at 2:20 pm #

    Sexy thang ๐Ÿ˜€
    The third pic is awesome and I agree with the one who said itโ€™d make a great poster…itโ€™s very very strong ๐Ÿ˜‰

    eek, itโ€™s over already!? Wow, time flies. Six shows and no photos? ๐Ÿ™‚ I enjoyed meeting you in Pittsburgh. Have a safe trip home.

  35. avatar
    doctorwatson | 4 July 2009 at 2:43 pm #

    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for coming out to Londonderry last night–Please consider them again next tour.

    Hope you enjoyed the chocolate bar, soy milk and granola–some simple snacks for the road.

    Great show–energy level was high despite the heat in the venue.

    Make sure Pablo gets that video footage together for a DVD tout de suite once the tour is over. I'm sure there is some great footage captured.

    Safe travels for the remainder of the tour.


  36. avatar
    CSTCoach | 4 July 2009 at 3:09 pm #

    >Be careful of those Canucks! ๐Ÿ˜‰


  37. avatar
    JJ | 4 July 2009 at 4:08 pm #

    Nice photos from the forests of New Hampshire, the new Shire – hope the gig went well. I've been up there on a few occasions, beautiful country; Portsmouth also a beautiful seacoast town.


  38. avatar
    Daberhasher | 4 July 2009 at 6:03 pm #

    Londonderry was a smashing time!!!
    a joy to meet Holly the art maven, thanks for everything!

    what a great venue, albeit it touch warm, but that's what happens when you burn down the house… a smoking set, tight and loose at the same time, good balance and wonderful to see you all smiling so much throughout the night…

    a real pleasure to meet you, share a smoke and a laugh, thanks…
    with love from the grove of oaks,


  39. avatar
    Cee | 4 July 2009 at 7:01 pm #

    Trains, tracks, psychedelic streaming, exceptional day dreaming.

  40. avatar
    Craig Miller | 4 July 2009 at 7:54 pm #

    3rd day of Yoga. Sore, but in a good way, and I always feel like a million bucks after the session. 15th? days of veggie eating. going to a July 4th cookout and bringing Seitan Ribs for the grill.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  41. avatar
    davem | 4 July 2009 at 9:30 pm #

    87 John St South, Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario (L8N 2C2) (at Jackson)
    Ovo, Lacto, Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Thai, Buffet

    Vegetarian restaurant offering an extensive menu that includes Asian style mockmeat dishes, combo meals, and assorted teas drinks. Non smoking. Open weekdays for all-you-can-eat lunch buffet, and Tue-Sun dinner.

    Bridges Vegetarian Cafe
    1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario (at McMaster University campus)
    Ovo, Lacto, Vegan-friendly, International, Take-out
    Veggie cafe with a funky atmosphere and low lighting.

    The Himalya
    160 Centennial Parkway North, Hamilton, Ontario
    Small vegetarian Indian restaurant. Open 11am-9pm, closed Tuesday.

  42. avatar
    princey | 4 July 2009 at 9:51 pm #

    I'll be missing your blogs for a few days sk, going to fly to the harbour city today for a little holiday in Syders!! I'm so excited!
    Ciao for now,
    love Amanda

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 July 2009 at 10:08 pm #


    i have a ton of extra watermelon down here in north carolina. you like watermelon? do they grow where you live? can you get'em up north where yer winding up the tour?

    if not, you're missing your boomerang karmic bounty, my friend, give me a post-office or hotel address wher and when you can receive, an i'll ship a few up to you and the band. i ship to my friends on the appalachian trail all the time, it ain't no big deal. happy to support those on the lamb (including those on tour).

    these melons are seedless – chill 'em down to about 55 degrees (just drop them in bucket of ice for about 20 mins) and killer, they're fucking killer. espec w/ a puff of jazz before/ after, but not necessary.

    am v serious here – this is serious offer for free – give me forwarding address, canada wherever, a date certain when they'll be picked up, and my company will ship'em. no problem.

    July 4, 2009 setlist special request: Feel, Just for You (w/ doppler effect).

    wilfred paradise


  44. avatar
    m.p.k | 4 July 2009 at 10:45 pm #

    I can't buy into the vegetarianism thing. Ethical treatment of animals, organic farming, eating less meat etc I support that. But eating something that was once alive is what life does. Carnivourous animals of many types eat other animals. There is nothing wrong with this. Humans should eat with an aura of respect for the sacrifice of plant and animal life that allows us to live. "A vegetarian is someone not sensitive enough to hear a tomato scream'.

  45. avatar
    plumlady | 5 July 2009 at 6:31 pm #

    Full moon over Obama's first 4th of July. Beautiful cool night in the midwest with fireworks in the Metropolis inner city park around the lake. Every color person, every kind of ethnic garment, every separate drumbeat, fire spinner, comes in a different variety. It's been a while since I've been back here to do this; too long spent in suburbia. Drove here as motorcycle passenger, trippy songs running through my head in the dark under a bright lite sky.
    Hoping that all the bloggers got a chance to see that moon, maybe some fireworks….and blessings to the band as they make their way up to Canada.

  46. avatar
    Tim | 7 July 2009 at 2:11 am #

    great show, steve…glad you and the boys could make it back over to here.

    here's a review i wrote:

    and some more photos:

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