posted on June 3, 2006 at 2:16 pm

back in blighty fiendss
will fly to sweden tomorrow

i left ya yesterday at the pub nexta the gig in mad-rid
ok ok ok
well we did our gig
it was next ta sold out
they loved us
we were really goode
we were really together
they sang along to a lotta songs
probably our best show from some points of view
afterwards we get to hotel at 3 am
we get up at 6am
ride to airport
fly argentinian airways to gatwick
then a train
a taxi
tp gone to brighton to visit his sis
pk n i back at columbia hotel
i go off tomorrow morning to sweden
pete flies tomorrow nite to aust
the tour is over
hungary, london n madrid all big success
bilbao not too badde
dublin….well just say our oirish career
dont look too promising
cant see us ever playing there again
but who knows….
i’ll happily go there again
but i think we have almost no demand
lets see what ‘appens wiv it

im gonna visit my daughters e and m
see whats going on there
visit my swedish friends
the krallmanne
and mr marcus s
hang out in stockholm
i’ll be down eriksdahlsbadet in my bondi swimmers
doing my laps
youll see me there if yer lucky
or walkin round sodermalm
with my identical twillies
back in oz
scarlet bouncer has the croup
and e and a have made cookies
the european tour
such as it was is over
thanks if you came along
thanks to all the usual suss pects for yer help
specially sir kevin n
sir juan
the white widow
ah you know who ya are
no more bathing in glory
thank you
for helping this olde rocka to rock hard
plenty o life in this olde beast yet
i love ya like brothers fiends
ya always there for me
we got each other at least
we been thru a bit
we carried a bit of weight
mucho love
mucho kisses
love is all around you
hey krishna
hey rama
hey vishnu

the swedish series of bologgs
direct from sunny stockholm n more
swimming eating and shopping in skanda
twillies 15th birthday on 7th june
then a months rest back in oz
the u s tour
will they let me in this time…?
ok here we go again…..

i love ya

28 Responses to “hiding in a hotel room somewhere in the west”

  1. avatar
    General Catz | 3 June 2006 at 3:05 pm #

    good to hear you’ve finished europe on a high note. always the best to leave em wanting more.

    hope they let you in the US, just bought myself some tickets.

    god bless

  2. avatar
    eek | 3 June 2006 at 3:06 pm #

    Wow! So pleased to hear the Madrid show went so well. Excellent.

    Enjoy your time in Sweden — especially the time with E and M. How wonderful you can be there for their birthday. Hope they are doing very well. My best wishes to them.

    Guess all your blog fiends will just have to bombard your whole visa and entry process with a shitload of positive energy so you sail through with nary a care. 🙂

  3. avatar
    Fandorin | 3 June 2006 at 3:24 pm #

    a little man
    is sitting in berlin
    waiting for The Church to come around
    for Pentecost Hotel Womb
    for Speaking in Psychedelic Space Rock Tongues
    but all he gets is the rain
    and tired old men.
    Next time…maybe

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 June 2006 at 3:49 pm #

    Glad to hear Madrid was a success, SK. Sounds like Europe treated you guys pretty well – good turnout in 3 of 5 cities ain’t bad at all. Please please please come to the US!!! I can’t wait for it!
    Been listening to ULTC a lot, there’s some really nice stuff on there…Pure Chance, Day 5, Easy. I feel like I hear T.S. Eliot in some of the songs’ more metaphysical ruminations. I like it! Thanks a lot.

  5. avatar
    davem | 3 June 2006 at 5:08 pm #

    Glad Madrid went well.
    But then it was bound to.
    The finest rock band in the world fronted by that certain mr k. Irresistible.
    Have fun with the girls next week & a have a safe n peaceful trip back to Oz.
    Thanks for coming & sharing with us. At least as the finest talent currently sucking in air in the northern hemisphere departs us we’ll still have the blog to look forward to each day.
    The Borderline was wonderful. Bless you Steve. Still inspiring me after 25 years.
    Love you more,

  6. avatar
    Malika | 3 June 2006 at 5:11 pm #

    Nice to know U feel good SK.

    So your european tour really is over ?!…….
    Well….. OK……
    Someone just said “sniff” earlier…
    Feel the same.
    A little bit sad too…
    Patiently waiting for U to come,
    Somewhere in the North East of France.

    I know U all did your best,
    As U usually do.
    But the only trouble is I’m bored without people like U…
    Yes so, see U next year, hopefully…



  7. avatar
    veleska1970 | 3 June 2006 at 5:59 pm #

    another successful tour. happy birthday to the girls!!

  8. avatar
    CSTCoach | 3 June 2006 at 6:48 pm #

    great news on the tour. if they don’t let you into the states come to canada! you’re welcome here! perhaps you can play barrymore’s in dull ottawa, bring some life to this stagnant gov’ment town…

    happy b-day to the twillies!


  9. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 3 June 2006 at 7:22 pm #

    Congratulations Steve, et al on a great tour! Happy birthday to your lovely twillies,with many, many more happy and healthy ones to come! Enjoy Sweden, relax…you deserve it.

    As for the U.S. – if they give you any problems, ask to email me. I swear I’ll be there to get ya in a flash. I’m not kidding! Remember Steven, I tangled with the French at de Gaulle, and won. Got on Air France without a ticket (because they LOST it, ransacking my bag which was full of threatening objects like soap from Florence). I’ll never forget that Frenchy yelling at me “Ve vill come and take you off ze plane! Zis teekit iz money!” Ha! I laughed, flew away and flipped ze bird to them. (No offense to anyone from France, it’s the angry airport employees I hate!)

    love and airport diplomacy,

  10. avatar
    spongebather | 3 June 2006 at 8:25 pm #

    Phoenix Vegan and Veggie Food

    Yo Steve,

    Here’s a great link for info on Vegan & Veggie restaurants in Phoenix:

    just cut & paste the address

    I can vouch for most of them and can drive you if you want!!! Sounds scary, huh? Anyhow, the Pita Jungle and the Whole Foods Market are close to the Marquee where the crunch are supposedly playing in July. I would like to help put up posters or whatever for the gig. Bring your shorts & sandals!!!

    Spongebather (Brian)

  11. avatar
    zallaz | 3 June 2006 at 8:31 pm #

    phew Mr Kilbey, how the heck do you know what timezone your in with all thee travelling??

    Borderline was awesome, thanx 4 26 years of polymesmeric music!!

    regards zallaz

  12. avatar
    edu | 3 June 2006 at 9:02 pm #

    Yes Kilbo, Happy birthday to your twillies,spend all the time you can with them and with your dear beings. Steve, keep faith with that one up in heaven; my little angel up in heaven will take care of your daughters. In Bilbao you all were great; we love it. (The couple you met before the concert)

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 June 2006 at 9:42 pm #

    hi sk
    enjoy a
    beautiful time
    with your
    beautiful daughters
    and friends

    exciting to
    see us dates
    popping up
    on the radar

    waiting with
    bated breath
    for a denver date
    john and i will be there
    with bells on


  14. avatar
    12str | 3 June 2006 at 10:02 pm #

    no time for a gig in sweden then i recon…:( not even a solo acoustic small one??
    ive got a 12string,a black washburn for you man! i can back u up…got some songs i think you would like!!
    then again….take care of your daughters…they need their father..
    ive got my sons 13th birthday coming up next sunday…
    they grow up so fast..time flies..
    his fav church songs is appalatia and reversal….
    ive got this six year old aswell he dances to everything..theyre so em so much..
    make the best of your time in this beautiful country..

    take care man


  15. avatar
    John Garratt | 3 June 2006 at 10:45 pm #

    And what might the details of that U S tour be?

  16. avatar
    12str | 3 June 2006 at 11:35 pm #

    if youre alone… and youre feeling blue…everyone in sweden probably feels like that too..

    soft images in overdrive…
    smoke gets in my eyes..
    keeps me alive..

    surrounded by green wallpaper
    instant inspiration..
    total depravation..

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 June 2006 at 12:48 am #

    go usa!
    you could always cross the border at tijuana. i see some dates popping up at hotel womb…phoenix and (gasp!) texas! keep them doggies rolling sk

    have a good time off in sweden

  18. avatar
    dig | 4 June 2006 at 3:47 am #

    Really enjoyed the reading about the tour as I’m stuck here in Melbourne so thank you, makes me want to travel

  19. avatar
    juniper | 4 June 2006 at 6:07 am #

    If there’s time, and if you haven’t already been: a tour of The City Hall is worthwhile. I have a friend who worked there and gave us a tour ~ interesting; plus ya get to see where the Nobel Prize festivities go down. Also—we went inside a theatre in Stockholm…had a look around. I asked where the Royal family sit…my friend’s reply: “amongst the people”….gotta love the humble Scandinavians!

  20. avatar
    juniper | 4 June 2006 at 6:14 am #

    Oh, yeah…I forgot: If you haven’t already seen it, check out the Vasamuseet….the old Viking Ship…it’s pretty cool…plus, you can say “Arrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!” and it feels pretty groovy to do so in that atmosphere.

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 June 2006 at 10:19 am #

    And our dear young M W-P? Where is he now???

    Paul L (YouthWorshipper)
    Auckland NZ

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 June 2006 at 10:49 am #

    Can’t wait to hear the Swedish series of blogs sk. Like “dig said”, I’m stuck here in freezing Melbourne, so it’s nice to hear of a place so different like Sweden and dream of being there. Are you taking your faithful companion with you (your geetar) and writing some new Swedish inspired tunes?

    Take care and lots of love,
    Amanda P

  23. avatar
    sue cee | 4 June 2006 at 11:50 am #

    time for some r’n’r
    and no, thats not rock n roll, thats rest and relaxation!

    Paul L – Marty’s I think in Penzance now gearing up for the footy and working on the next Nocky album with Dare

  24. avatar
    carmen | 4 June 2006 at 12:03 pm #

    I didn´t know about this page.
    I like it, we can keep in touch and we know about your fellings and thougts.

    Thanks a lot for your magical concert!, It was wonderful!
    And yes, you are right:
    Here, in Madrid, Everybody loves you!!!
    Hope to see you, here, next year..:)) and listening a lot of new lovely songs 🙂

    Thank you very muc.
    Love, Peace and Smilesssss

    P.D In two weeks I´ll visit Burgos and Guggenheim Museun!!!!
    I´ll do with a lot of schollars around..:))), they are my students:::))))

    See you soon.

  25. avatar
    matthew | 4 June 2006 at 3:22 pm #

    Ah, June arrives. Have a great time with your family in Sweden.

  26. avatar
    Paige | 5 June 2006 at 1:45 am #

    Hello SK…

    Congrats on the completion of another tour. Enjoy your time off!

    I’m playing catch up on the ol’ bloggie. I need a secretary to screen for me and read aloud as I clean and cook and do laundry and etc, etc.

    Just wanted to tell ya… The Spoleto Festival is going on in humid ol’, lovely ol’ Charleston, SC right now. Don’t know if you’re familiar with it, but it’s quite a big affair for our little city. We attract visitors from everywhere for two weeks of the arts…music, dance, opera, etc.

    Anyhow…thought about you last week as I sat in an amazing Hindu dance performance. The Nrityagram (sp?) dance group from outside Bangalore performed to traditional music played live. The performance was called Sacred Space and detailed in dance the temple rituals for Krishna. The final part of the program was a beautiful reenactment of the love affair between Krishna and Radha. Just amazing. They had a lovely little altar set up to Krisha on the side of the stage. I kept thinking “SK would really enjoy this.” Several times, it seemed that they were sending love to us…I could feel it…made my tummy warm and my skin tingle. Wish you coulda seen it.

    Also, kind of guilty to admit that we just picked up ULTC this weekend. I’m hoping to have time to listen properly (i.e. in dim light, candles and incense lit, children in bed, lying on the floor with my eyes closed) soon.

    Eagerly awaiting southeastern US tour dates. There’s a really nice little place to play here in Charleston called the Plex. If y’all are interested, let me know who to give info to. KK?


  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 June 2006 at 4:05 pm #

    Please play at the Canyon Club- Just N/W of Hell Lay- Please

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 June 2006 at 7:59 am #

    This site is one of the best I have ever seen, wish I had one like this.

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