posted on April 10, 2010 at 5:18 pm

steve kilbey sits at seattle airport
flying down to texas to meet my internet guru
spend three days in austin
too late for south by southwest
too early for summer
last night in seattle was a great gig
after we had a noisy troublemaker slung out
well he was warned
i couldnt tell if he was a disturbed individual
or on some weird psyche drug
or a nasty fellow just foolin’ w/ me
anyway seattle is really a great church town n they did us proud
great gig great turnout
great audients
so portland was good too
i dunno
i cant review myself no more
someone jump on here n review me please
flying to mini-apple-is after texas sojourn
start the grind over again
how you liking us so far?
we’re oldies but goldies
god i starting to look old now
just in the last couple a weeks
new lines
new sags
new bags
gravity working working working
pulling my face apart
i wanna live forever but i dont wanna age
gotta deal with it man
these things age you
no exercise
too much worrying
to much arguing
not enough ocean
not enough orgy-asms
not enough discipline
not enough physical n mental flexibility
not enough love
not enough rocknroll
hail hail rocknroll
aint it amazing i sitting at airport writing you guys
such dedication
such a nice time being
sharing with you hobbitses
nice time being wont bite
nice time being wont scratch
they calling my little plane
i gotta fly away away away
see ya in tex-ass then fiendss
will keep yas posted my little dears
lotsa lovey

36 Responses to “hiatus”

  1. avatar
    Broken Toys and Heros | 10 April 2010 at 6:04 pm #

    hope your travels are safe- i'm so glad that the crowds and the shows so far have been great. chicago's weather for thursday next week looks spot on. a beautiful spring day ahead. after your performance there, i will surely review the show. i cant be to critical because ur artistry is the soundtrack for so many of our lives. thru good days and some bad- what remains constant is being able to fire up some of ur tunes and make the world calmer, more insightful, more enjoyable…oh crap- i just reviewed ur show without being there yet…oh well. c ya in a few days.


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    Andrew | 10 April 2010 at 6:25 pm #

    Great performance in Seattle last night. I hope that you found some good vegan food in town. Seattle is also a good place for herbivores.

    Highlights last night were the murky years for me. Mistress, My Little Problem and Comedown were particularly stunning. Thanks for playing Louisiana too. I would have preferred a less-country sounding version, but it was a welcome addition nonetheless.

    The EP is a gem as well. By the way, you handled that heckler very well. It amazes me that someone can sit in the front row and behave like such an imbecile. There is always one in the audience.

  3. avatar
    TxRok | 10 April 2010 at 6:41 pm #

    Well at least you are buzzing thru our lil state of Texas. Yes, the cigs are bad, bad, bad. Had me down all week. If I could just give them up I could live longer — I think I can do it … Can you? Wish I'd seen a show so I could give you a review, but I did not and will await next post. Really do enjoy them very much – highlight of my day, sadly. heh.

  4. avatar
    Saskia | 10 April 2010 at 6:41 pm #

    You and your music age beautifully!

  5. avatar
    Dannis | 10 April 2010 at 7:05 pm #

    using all my airmiles to fly into NYC for 1 night @ the City Winery for the 22nd…Can't wait to see you guys travels SK and evreyone..always, Dannis K.

  6. avatar
    davem | 10 April 2010 at 7:10 pm #

    Thanks for checking in.
    Love you!
    It's a tad hard to review you from blighty and it's 3 years this month since the last euro tour….
    We got so used to you coming (ooeerr) 98, 02, 04, 06, 07 and we bleedin' well miss ya!

  7. avatar
    m.p.k | 10 April 2010 at 7:35 pm #

    these things age you
    no exercise
    too much worrying
    to much arguing
    not enough ocean
    not enough orgy-asms
    not enough discipline
    not enough physical n mental flexibility
    not enough love
    not enough rocknroll

    words of wisdom to remember! there is a huge dearth of real rock'nroll these days. the church fire up my immortal dreams and the opened up the dimensions of magic.

    whatever you think you look like, the energy coming through you is blazing with life. at the sf show people were remarking at how great you looked…

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 April 2010 at 7:37 pm #

    no one does it like the time being. thanks for remaining a stalwart in these troubled times my childhood hero and an inspiration. I hope yer well and that yer havin some fun.

  9. avatar
    More Images | 10 April 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    so you reserving a spot on the couch in Little Italy…? A

  10. avatar
    robertmadore | 10 April 2010 at 8:22 pm #

    I thought the Portland gig was funny as hell. You guy's could do some great standup comedy…wait a minute…you guy's DID some great standup. Everyone seemed to have had some high spirit's…wait…seemed to BE in high spirits.
    And the music…well…loose and powerful…they just don't make 'em like they used to.
    And doing Smashing Pumpkins better than Smashing Pumpkins…nice touch.

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    Anonymous | 10 April 2010 at 8:45 pm #

    Yo Steve – some good veggie places in Austin are Mr Natural and Casa De Luz (vegan) – are you going to be making any public appearances in Texas? – if you need a ride or any assistance while in Austin let me know – safe travels ! Brian (

  12. avatar
    Kinger | 10 April 2010 at 9:19 pm #

    So glad that you had the annoying drunk thrown out of the Seattle show last night. I especially liked it when you said, "Don't forget to pick up your free CD on your way out" as he was being escorted out. Brilliant! Great show last night. Thank you for blessing Seattle with your presence.

  13. avatar
    kyle farley | 10 April 2010 at 9:29 pm #

    kilbey….the killer

    here goes nothin'….to review such a major force…..Hell… Hailed in rocknroll! it's an intimidator, at best! selfishly feelin' like a lifetime member, i was a bit frustrated this time last year @ the portland show to not have an opportunity to speak with you about the series of small earthquakes set off in cleburne- texas, just as you guys flew in! there were 7….and they were attributed to natural gas drilling! i know better, though! your brother MWP, represented well, and put up with my "FAN FROM TEXAS" overages, even saying that you were aware of the "Texas Quakes" story! after a well delivered show that catapolted us well into another stratosphere, i was reminded that there truly is "no certainty attached", with anything in this great life! "the strength of a lamb, the shape of a cloud"… oh ya…..the review… you, steven kilbey, have done everything and more to keep so many torches burning! Your candle has burned twice as bright, yet it refuses to burn half as long! my life is better having had access to the gospel you guys delivered and continue to deliver into perpetuity! Straight From Texas… and just a few short hours from an Aussie Friend in the Capital of my very large State… Can I Get A Witness!

  14. avatar
    cazziem | 10 April 2010 at 10:03 pm #

    For those of us who can’t be there to see and support you SK it’s really great to hear from you. 48 hour is a hell of a wait to see, or hear how things are going.
    I hope the gig in Minneapolis goes well on Tuesday, Fine Line Music Café certainly sounds like a nice venue as does the following night’s venue in Madison – Majestic Theatre. Regally befitting for you sire.

    Hope you get chance to get some R & R before Tuesday. Oh and you don’t need to review yourself for us, we know you’re brilliant, it’s the audiences we’re never sure of!

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 April 2010 at 10:11 pm #

    "aint it amazing i sitting at airport writing you guys
    such dedication"

    oh dear steve,

    isn't it because you need to be loved?
    and you know so well we all love you


  16. avatar
    herehEAR | 10 April 2010 at 10:23 pm #

    one word to



  17. avatar | 10 April 2010 at 11:07 pm #

    i think the dude was just too drunk!!and spoiling EVERYONE'S evening,so thanks to you Mr.Kilbey for having his butt booted out!
    It was a most awesome show,so good to see you all! And really,you all looked great! Well Marty could use a little bit of a haircut!
    You guys were as good as i remembered from the Golden Afternoon Fix tour! Thanks for not having the Blue Aeroplanes open up this time!
    love and luck to you all!

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 April 2010 at 11:15 pm #

    though it is no longer April 6/(SF), not yet April 11 either.

    GAMH — Your blog entry made me think I might have done better ordering the vegan veggie dinner w/out cheese. Ouch! Still — the salad tasted best. Much better than the last few times at Slim's (though everyone always thinks well of Boz).

    Prior to doors opening, GAMH subdivided the line — dinner v. general; we became first in and front table/row. An intimate space; yes. — thank Marty for the smile down… made me feel a little less "in your face," sitting directly across.

    Each of you/your music is stunning and never seems the same; like a warm memory that changes, but gently — never bored. (and memories of what hair color during the periods you took us through kept popping into my head… made me smile – too.) Thank you.

    Take care – come back soon.


    PS — (And if anyone at GAMH reads this — thanks for the presence during cig break… appreciated it. Once you get up to VanNess, the walk home is lovely and keys went into backpack until I made it home.)

  19. avatar
    thee reedy river | 10 April 2010 at 11:38 pm #

    tex ass is the best line ive heard from you in awhile
    and ive heard some good ones lately

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 April 2010 at 11:54 pm #

    My god lady and I were leaving the bar next door around 1:30 AM I think it was when I ran into you and you were tired as hell but gracious as usual. Crazy you had to be at Seatac that early. Good lord man you are a titan! And oh yes, that was a fantastic show.

    Review on the Seattle show I posted here:

  21. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 11 April 2010 at 12:33 am #

    you know what ages you? (well, what's ageing me, anyway)…..fucking having to go to work all the time and having a job that can stress the shit outta ya……but whattaya do? you gotta pay the man, am i right?
    orgasms? yup, gotta agree with ya there, them's gooood…..

    love always…..

  22. avatar
    cricket | 11 April 2010 at 12:43 am #

    Saw you guys in Portland. A pretty life-changing concert, so I'd say we enjoyed it! Good luck with the rest of the tour, and thanks again for all the years of great music. Can't wait for the next new stuff, after you recover from the tour…

  23. avatar
    Stephen | 11 April 2010 at 1:56 am #

    Hey SK, got any secret shows planned for us in Austin? Got to see MWP at sxsw but missing you and the big 3-0 tour. How bout I at least treat you to some pancakes and bloody marys at Kerbey Lane?

  24. avatar
    Jasperina | 11 April 2010 at 4:17 am #

    Such warmth and love. Moving to read how so many genuinely love what you do.

  25. avatar
    Stephen Austin Welch | 11 April 2010 at 4:53 am #

    SK, I trust you will enjoy your time, beneath the Texas moon. SAW

  26. avatar
    Hiromi | 11 April 2010 at 6:29 am #

    After listening to you guys for 30 years, and I bought your first album on the day it came out!, I finally got to see you in the flesh. Amazing! Thank you for the trip down memory lane. Thank you for a great show. An most of all… thank you for 30 years of making this world a better place. Your music has been my drug of choice for many years.

  27. avatar
    eek | 11 April 2010 at 2:04 pm #

    Hope you have a great time in Austin and get lots of great things worked out with KM. I don't envy you the plane trips, but the rest sounds cool!

  28. avatar
    lily was here | 11 April 2010 at 3:30 pm #

    Good on you for throwing out the guy disturbing the peace and atmosphere. Mustve been bad as you're pretty tolerant. Im picturing your Texan internet guru sitting cross legged on the floor with a 10 gallon hat, flowers in one hand and a USB cable in the other! Yay. I hear Texans have big hearts.


  29. avatar
    Mary | 11 April 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    you know what??? if you were to play just one show in Austin, I would leave Dallas and go to Austin just to watch that one show and meet you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    love ya

  30. avatar
    Steven Krut | 12 April 2010 at 2:18 am #

    Hmm… Does it matter how one gets those orgy-asms? LOL

  31. avatar
    matthew | 12 April 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    Steve, you bloody well look way fitter than me and I'm ten years your junior. It's all good man!

  32. avatar
    Mama Nomad | 12 April 2010 at 5:51 pm #

    no, no, you got the meat and cheese part all wrong…:-) maybe you need some animal protein and you might be feeling less down *ducking the tomatoes*

    forever yours,

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 April 2010 at 8:36 pm #

    (joy comment:) sorry mr.k, the last part of that comment about not seeing any joy in you was inappropo…. your music is so appreciated and this fan just wishes you well, that is all.

  34. avatar
    Ellen | 12 April 2010 at 9:49 pm #

    "…i wanna live forever but i dont wanna age…"

    Isn't THAT the truth!

    Couldn't add anything to your list though. You pretty much nailed it. I suppose by the time you read these responses, you'll be well out of Texas.

    Thanks for sharing your road travels with us, Steve.

    And, honestly, you really DO look fantastic!

  35. avatar
    randal.owen | 14 April 2010 at 8:47 am #

    saw your seattle show.. its been a long and interesting trip… discovered the church by accident in 91… interest led to infection… and obsession soon followed. Went of to foreign lands and shared my favorite jem with my favorite jems… came home went to college, diverted in my musical interests…. somehow maybe through pandora's box i rediscovered the new church… almost 20 years later and was re-infected… somehow found out "accoustic" new world- west coast church shows were planned.. went after skipping out on work… for perfect timing.. TRULY enjoyed my first Church show.. so many years later.. so thankful…. for strange timing… star aligned timing.. bought the new album at the perfect- noticed time…. wish i knew the band- would love to buy a round, then agian… find home safe, and another home again…. you are welcome- here, there, everywhere…

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 April 2010 at 6:32 pm #

    'twas Tim who told the "jackass" to "don't forget your free cd".

    don't you people get annoyed at the tards who can't shut their mouths at the shows? the problem for me is that i really enjoy the banter between songs so ANY talking aggravates the hell out of me.


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