posted on July 17, 2006 at 5:43 am

im in
life at last
im free
im here baybee
ive made it safely
oh hollywood take me in yer smoggy arms
into your hands i commend my spirit
im sitting in a bar in my hotel
the others in the band
everyone else pretty much korean
we just ate a korean restaurant
there was plenny o spice
and some gruesome fish
everything pickled n hot as all f&*%
we say wheres dessert
and we get these bowls of tepid water
with bits of burnt rice in it
is it sweet we ask
sweet asks the waitress
she aint heard that word in this restaurant before
sweet?
she laughs …..no oooo’
it really actually tastes like dishwater with burnt bitso’rice
maybe its a joke we think
later i divide n work out the bill
including the tip
thats your job for this tour says tp
just so you have yr own job
but……….
isnt being minister of esoteric affairs enuff?
do they really think i need another job?
the devil finding work for kilbeys idol hands
well the good news is i got to fly bizness class
the customs men n women did not manhandle me one bit
tho the lady gave me an interesting look
when she punched in my passport number
(british empire 666)
and realised i was a hippy ratbag
with a visa
and i was let be
la is flat n warm n hazy
my room is ok but i look out at the hollywood sign
up there in them holly wood hills
in them hollywood nights
people this is it
yeah theres new york its larger paler opposite twin
the two pull america in a ying yang relationship
the two cities could hardly be more different…..
and
you think even an olde committed bohemian like me
couldnt find a nice spot somewhere in the canyon
to eat freakin’ tofu n do pranayama all day
and pretend that the rest didnae exist?
hey la n hollywood if ya listnin’
i am your true son
take me in
take me back
shower me in money
and a spanish style mansion
listen fiendss
i reckon when you all push me to # 1
on the bloggcharte
i reckon la gonna squeeze me to her ample bosom
and i’m gonna host my own esoteric tv show
a monster hit
the kilbey family will become the thinking mans osbournes
adventures of a stoned turkey in malibu with cute twin kids
who say oracular type things
a cute long suffrin wife
a big fat baby
and occaisional guest starring the twillies
who will bring northern angst and swedish chic
whatta mixture
its gotta bee a hit
how long before my blogg becomes a movie…?
julia roberts is already auditioning for nks part
remember
you read it here first

anyway enough of that
im in the city of the angels
im happening im hip
i got a hotel with a pool n airconditioning
theres a mcdonalds across the street
theres a grande piano in the foyer which plays itself
theres a porter keeps giving me a knowing wink
(dont ask me ….)
theres chandyleers n vases of flowers
everything is yellow or beige or gold
thers tvs playin a video channel that only plays clips from the 80s
marbled coffee tables, leather couches
outside the unlucky ones huddle in doorways
or push their trolleys of plazzy bags
people look at ya twice on the street
my naivete is like sign goin’ off over my head
i could be easy pickings out here
i see a mexican guy in an internet cafe
pulling drugs outta the bandage round his knee
and sorting them out
he looks up and sees me staring at him
while i wait for my avocado sandwich
his eyes quiz mine
am i a cop
or a customer
for a moment a deafening chorus of voices
start screaming in my head
i start getting ready to score
the adrenalin rush
the sick excitement in the pit of the stomach
but
it all lasts a nano sec
then i look away
contact broken
bugger that for a joke
i aint getting back in the ring for another swing
i cant believe i used to go down badde nayborhoods in la
i mean real badde fiends
and cop dope
and sit around and score n get ripped off
and deal with this whole thing
thank god
it no longer has any hold on me
just vestiges of desires hard to extinguish
but dont worry fiendss
i bought my sandwitch and split
the hcrhcu were havin’ a meeting
i tuned in n out
some hilarious vids from ye olde 80s
duran duran
oh lord…
her name is rio blah blah blah
how fuckin’ abysmal
empty nothingness sung sharp painfully
cmon now fiendss
dont tell me ya dug these turkeys
yeah we started a tour with em
in 1982
but it quickly became clear that their gurly gooseball fans
had no place in their shallow hearts for aussie hippies
n unguarded moments
so we bailed
fuck em !!
what a bunch o tossers

funny footnote
everynight they dragged steve harley on to do make me smile…

anyway
why am i reminiscing london 82
when im in the future in la
i gotta machine that remembers 14000 songs
and its twice as small as a casstte walkman
i got tiny little speakers
which sound better
than my monstrous old stereo
this is california
look homeward angel
there is no weather outside
its about 75 degrees no wind
the lights light up the night
BRITE DENTAL
WOORI AMERICA BANK
ASIANA AIRLINES
FAMILY CLUB
CITIBANK
surely names from a william gibson novel…?
but here i am living it
im living a very strange dream
an olde guy looks back outta the mirror
my bass guitar lies in my room
bound n gagged in its case
ive smoked something very nice
(thanks d m)
tomorrow its monday
the other druids are gathering things
like strings n sticks n stuff
before santa barbara on tuesday night
well thats notta bad length blogg from a weary traveler
im gonna read tanglewreck by jeanette winterson
i’ll tell ya what i reckon
wow
la
gee
ok
sk

85 Responses to “holly would and the lost angelas”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 July 2006 at 7:00 am #

    More importantly….

    who is gonna play ME in the movie…?

    B.Bon

  2. avatar
    limebeaver | 17 July 2006 at 7:01 am #

    first of the worst…
    go steve… conquer the noo world
    rock that california roll.
    i hope the US embraces you guys..
    and may your blog go to number one with a rocket.
    or some shiny pointy thing.
    big love
    limebeaver with blog

  3. avatar
    Brian Turner | 17 July 2006 at 7:02 am #

    Welcome back to the USA.

    See ya in Atlanta…..

  4. avatar
    captainmission | 17 July 2006 at 7:15 am #

    glad you made it safe and sound, i’d be keen to know what you make of ‘tanglewood’ it’s on the list of books to read, along with ‘winterland’ which is proving very hard to find. i’m half way through ‘the etched city’ by k j bishop which i have a feeling you would enjoy reading.

    yeah the esoteric version of the osbornes ‘a la kilbey’ sounds like an excellent idea, about time we stole back the word ‘reality’ from those tv people.

    i wonder if you’ll be writing some tunes on the road, it must be quite demanding having to tour, but kinda inspiring to.

  5. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 17 July 2006 at 7:37 am #

    Gee Steve,
    It almost sounds like you’re kind of enjoying it here. 😉
    Warm enough for you? Welcome to my hometown, fer better or worse. Glad you’re here, safe and sound, and no customs troubles!!
    In addition to blogging for you night and day, I’ve been slaving over a hot pile o’ beautiful, mystical imagery preparing for the inevitable onslaught of those with excellent taste… Mmmmmm…so see you SOON in the late afternoon in some strange room where we’ll start the beginning of your great and grand City of Angels takeover.

    love,
    denise
    xxoo

    p.s. the hotel sounds nice. i can’t place it right off, but don’t worry, i’m too old, too busy to stalk ya. 😉

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 July 2006 at 7:45 am #

    Hey SK,

    Stay positive dude and who knows, when your back in Bondi, you may actually look back at this trip as one you enjoyed !

    Good Luck

    Padders

  7. avatar
    DIG | 17 July 2006 at 8:17 am #

    Maybe you’re the first to start a new genre Roc Blogs as opposed to roc docs. Good to see you as No 10 on the blog charts too!
    Thanks for the read and adventure, really enjoying this sk.
    Dig

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 July 2006 at 9:29 am #

    What a nice surprise to find this big blog here all the way from la la land!! It’s sounds like you’re off to a great start sk, business class flying, nice hotel, warm weather, I’m SO jealous!! (but happy for ya of course.) No matter how much we aussies like to bag the U.S, you have to admit, it’s so exciting once you’re in there, so lap it up sk, and have a ball!!!

    Love always and keep us posted,
    Amanda P

  9. avatar
    flowerpower | 17 July 2006 at 9:41 am #

    Watch out for drive-bys (shootings, that is.) LA = total mobility madness = sprawling piece of urban shit with magnificent lung reducing capacity. No good for your heavy breathing exersies sk.

    good ol 30’s architecture i must admit

    peace etc. Dr. Phil

  10. avatar
    isolde | 17 July 2006 at 9:57 am #

    is there a pool sk? what’s in the mini bar?
    enjoy your time tangle in the summer sun

    How do you keep doing that B.Bon???
    who to play you? tom cruise of course

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 July 2006 at 10:05 am #

    I feel like I’m there. I mean, right there, in the room with you…

  12. avatar
    rrskine | 17 July 2006 at 10:28 am #

    I like the “thinking man’s Osbournes” idea. But I imagine with so many women who’ve got your number in the family, well – do you ever triumph in any of the episodes? Or would you just wind up walking around muttering about where your burrito had gotten to? I’ll keep my extended cable service just in case.

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 July 2006 at 10:44 am #

    good work sk. i cant wait to see how this tour evolves…dont start too high or the only way will be down though!!

  14. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 17 July 2006 at 10:54 am #

    Welcome to (Midnight in) America, SK!
    Enjoy your time here.
    I wish you came over here more often!

  15. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 17 July 2006 at 10:54 am #

    Welcome to (Midnight in) America, SK!
    Enjoy your time here.
    I wish you came over here more often!

  16. avatar
    12str | 17 July 2006 at 10:56 am #

    old happy hippy doing the shake in downtown LA…
    the new world is opening up,spreading its legs for the downunder bunch of musical wonderchilds..
    enjoy…rejoice…have a blast!!

    patrik

  17. avatar
    Chump | 17 July 2006 at 11:22 am #

    “thers tvs playin a video channel that only plays clips from the 80s”

    I promise you if you watch that channel long enough you will see the Reptile video. They play it a lot. I hope you get the royalties because they luv it.

    Chump

  18. avatar
    syrinx | 17 July 2006 at 11:44 am #

    Your blog address can now be found in the world of LiveJournal. I said “THIS is an interesting gentleman, if you like that sort of thing.” Now weary LJers, myspacers more weary than THAT, even – to the Blog(ger)! I left a trail of gumdrops. Just in case they need to find their way Home.

    So happy you four are all here, on TerrAmerica.

  19. avatar
    The Carrier of Fruit | 17 July 2006 at 12:20 pm #

    Break legs SK,

    Wish I could be over there to see a show -US style.

    An old music teacher used to tell me.
    Never B sharp
    Never B flat
    Always B natural

    Sorry, with the absence of any immediate beat poetry, that’s the best I could do.

  20. avatar
    subcultureofone | 17 July 2006 at 12:52 pm #

    “later i divide n work out the bill
    including the tip
    thats your job for this tour says tp”

    hmmm
    i always get stuck with this job, too
    is it a virgo thing?

    so glad you’re safely here!

  21. avatar
    biggle boggle | 17 July 2006 at 1:17 pm #

    That was a very nifty blog.

    Steve Harley was on tour with Duran Duran to sing one song? Really? That’s weird.

  22. avatar
    don joe | 17 July 2006 at 1:29 pm #

    have fun..
    keep away from the scourge..

    c u when u return

    “Hollywood.” “Wont touch u with pole. Jesus does not love you. Lucifer does not want your soul.”
    “made a mistake.” “no one will forgive you. servants you love to dismiss, all will out live you…….”….(i could just keep going)….”set us against each other. thought it was clever. what a fiasco. well i never.”
    “Hollywood”

    Beautiful..the whole box n dice.

    ML,
    don joe

  23. avatar
    John Garratt | 17 July 2006 at 1:34 pm #

    So I take it that you and Duran Duran did not share groupies?

    John

  24. avatar
    lee | 17 July 2006 at 1:46 pm #

    Duran Duran WERE rather attractive in a girly kind of way.

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 July 2006 at 1:59 pm #

    Sk;
    LOL, love your LA stories. You got it right down to the detail although you left out Ken and Barbie and their convertable….

    Wild, SK you are only one time zone (one hour difference) away. You feel so close yet you are still so far. (Real Time) I am glad you are in the States but I am so very bummed that the Church will be neglecting the Great Northwest this time around. No Denver, No Portland, No Salt Lake , No Seattle, No Trout…. I will miss you guys.

    Florian Trout

  26. avatar
    Amberoo | 17 July 2006 at 2:03 pm #

    Mmmm, Korean rice gruel. You’d be stoked, a vegan from Adelaide left our Korean pork BBQ last night. Not a fan myself, either.
    Meanwhile my half Korean yank boy is lost somewhere between LA and Seoul … I hope he hasn’t stowed away in your hotel.
    Have a great tour!

  27. avatar
    Daberhasher | 17 July 2006 at 2:08 pm #

    jesus skoracula, not even 24(theres that # again) hours in country, and yr quotin’ bob seger!!! what kind of bawdy lair are you in anyhow?
    this should be fun for all…
    and yeah lle ssur of oz, i think aht is a better fit… i voted yes for TTB last night, and it showed up at # 2!!!!!!!! whatever that means…

    aloha,
    ee

  28. avatar
    Larry | 17 July 2006 at 2:39 pm #

    Sorry to hear about the Korean restaurant, although they do some nice things with tofu, noodles, etc. There’s apparently a vegetarian one in NYC.

    They typically don’t do much in the way of dessert, though, unless your idea of dessert is bits of melon and orange on toothpicks …

    I would totally watch reality TV if it meant getting to see SK at work.

    Was it really Nick Rhodes’ idea to have the Crunge open for Durian Durian?

  29. avatar
    CSTCoach | 17 July 2006 at 2:44 pm #

    LOL! Korean food is hot as the fires of hell, that’s fo sho. even hotter if ya go there. I was in north korea in 2001. when there was food it was crazyhot.

    Thanks for the report, o’ undercover fiend. If you need another job besides calculating tips, perhaps I can hook ya up writing travel lit…

    glad you got in safely. can’t wait to hear the tour reports…

    ryan

  30. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 17 July 2006 at 2:45 pm #

    Good to hear you made it baybee! Nice to see that you bothered to blog so soon after your arrival. That “something very nice” you smoked has obviously put you in a good mood.

  31. avatar
    Indy | 17 July 2006 at 2:46 pm #

    You need a soundtrack of your life? Or just chopsticks? Get them for free at http://thebleeper.blogspot.com

    Stay cool and grill some fish for me!

    (I)

  32. avatar
    Brad | 17 July 2006 at 2:53 pm #

    to hell with LA it’s bound to fall off into the Pacific…NY/LA all glam and sparkle…the true grit, grime, and pure poetic ugliness is in Detroit baby…we’ll welcome you with outstretched arms and demand all that you have and take more than you brought…

    or just applaud politely at the end of each track

  33. avatar
    starfish | 17 July 2006 at 2:55 pm #

    I never liked SoCal save for the weather. NoCal is the real thing. Giant redwood forests, fertile wine valleys, meandering coastal highways, the speed of life in San Fran is more my speed. San Fran, dreamy foggy sunny happy melancholy. Too bad it’s not worth living there.

  34. avatar
    Trickster | 17 July 2006 at 3:01 pm #

    SKil-bro,

    ya gettin’ closer!

    Welcome!
    We welcome you!

  35. avatar
    veleska1970 | 17 July 2006 at 3:52 pm #

    so ya made it to l.a. and the customs agents didn’t give you any trouble. yay!! (but you didn’t point that guitar at anybody did you? heh heh heh)

    thanks for the blog so soon. wasn’t expecting one considering you probably have serious jet lag.

    lotza love….

  36. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 17 July 2006 at 4:12 pm #

    are you reminiscing HOLLYWOOD style without ME, YOU are making me HOMESICK me esskay, ME miss me city of angels big time…
    Jonny

  37. avatar
    Handyman | 17 July 2006 at 4:13 pm #

    Sounds nice buddy, but I know ya hate it! Sorry I am not there, guess I won’t hear the end of it. Chicago…we’ll see. Have fun, play well, and tell the gang “hey” for me.

    Love,

    D

  38. avatar
    stealthblue | 17 July 2006 at 4:15 pm #

    Watch out America!! We are being invaded by Ozzie hippies!!! Save us, especially from that Kilbey character!!
    HA! Welcome, guys. Glad to see ya made it ok. Hope you guys have a blast! Keep it good, keep it real. Lots’o peace and love to yas.
    Travel well, friends…
    Ben V.

  39. avatar
    Handyman | 17 July 2006 at 4:27 pm #

    hey stevo,

    in west virginia and using dads sign in
    wish i was seeing you guys
    play don’t fear the reaper, love that song, know ya hate it 🙂
    hope you guys jam and have a blast
    see ya next time

    alex

  40. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 17 July 2006 at 4:46 pm #

    Welcome to my old stomping grounds. I could only deal with Hollywood and L.A. at night, during the day I found it depressing and void of all hope. At night the darkness, the neon and the bars tended to blurr the depression and give false hope.
    I never was one to enjoy ninety degree weather, unless in Maui.
    I’ll be waiting for the traveling music show at the finish line.
    Tu hermana,
    Cecilia
    x

  41. avatar
    Renee | 17 July 2006 at 5:01 pm #

    Isn’t it nice now to be an impartial observer, sort of on the outside looking in.
    Not being easily seduced or swallowed up by the glitz and the glam,
    you’ve been here before and you know what it’s all about.
    You’ve just got a whole new perspective!
    You’re not naive, you’re a vetern at this game.
    ~The greatest leaders are the ones that actually spent some time on the front lines.

    Take it all in, experience it,and enjoy it!
    ‘Ride THIS rollercoaster for all that it’s worth, live it all up to the hilt’

    Show em what your made of BABEE!!

  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 July 2006 at 5:06 pm #

    27 in 33 – supermen with guitars!

    Oh, and that “mexican” probably wasn’t… just playing the part to confuse the non latino contingent.

    mot
    the
    nod

  43. avatar
    Tz | 17 July 2006 at 5:21 pm #

    I’m sorry Steve, but I gotta come clean…I love me the Duran boys.
    But do not fret! You are my Bible, my Burrows, my Dylan! They are my fast food, my quick-fix, my mystery novel. I gotta have both. the yin AND the yang, right?
    Dark v. Night, good y bad, no? I really do wish you were coming to Seattle! I’m so poor these days, mustn’t travel you know? Love, ZuniSpace

  44. avatar
    matthew | 17 July 2006 at 5:28 pm #

    hey SK… glad you didn’t lock into the mexican score wavelength envelope! Ah Columbus… I wish… Have a freakin great tour man, stay well.

  45. avatar
    matt in tucson | 17 July 2006 at 5:50 pm #

    hey steve, the Tempe AZ Marquee
    show is SOLDOUT! on sat nite! cannot wait! the tucson show sunday nite will be good also!
    hope you play ‘day of the dead’
    that would be a nice touch!

  46. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 July 2006 at 7:16 pm #

    yeah, baybee! cosmic cyber reporter is in! he’s signing his check, he paid for a spicy korean dinner so what the f-ing heck…welcome back to the U.S. Mr. Yeblik.

    Well, I just got into town about an hour ago
    Took a look around, see which way the wind blow
    Where the little girls in their hollywood bungalows

  47. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 July 2006 at 8:55 pm #

    All Hail, All Hail
    We welcome yu
    glad yu guys made it
    Swell weather in the summertime
    easy now..
    the bells are a ringing
    the organs grinding..
    tails a waggin
    Hollywood stylin..

    jaime r

  48. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 July 2006 at 10:07 pm #

    WITH a little girl in a Hollywood bungalow…

    Yeah, I know it was a beer induced typo, no worries.

    ton
    eht
    dom

  49. avatar
    Samosanx | 17 July 2006 at 10:14 pm #

    Got the vidcam yet? or maybe one or two pics on someones mobilephone….(Timmy must have one!)

    Hey SKAirways colleagues, you americains, can y’all get some pics of the show for us others?

    Please?

    It’s gonna be gigs to remember sisters and brothers!

    Thanking you in advance

  50. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 July 2006 at 10:42 pm #

    Wot a great time to be Mr Steve Kilbey Eh?
    R O C K in the U S A & climbin up the blogger charts.
    Now if only Easy could be a number one hit worldwide & you could come back & do all those Xmastime musikmammothons.
    You’ve scoped out a slot & scooped out a niche.
    Happy travels.

    Dutch Pierre

  51. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 July 2006 at 11:08 pm #

    i’m with you sk
    i think your
    very important
    job as
    minister of esoteric affairs
    should more
    than cover you

    welcome to the us
    we are honored
    to have you here

    love
    diane
    xo

    p.s.
    like florian trout said
    it’s nice to
    be only one
    time zone –
    one hour
    away

  52. avatar
    mattdavison | 17 July 2006 at 11:37 pm #

    Release Block in LA…..
    Hey I wanna play you in yr Movie SK . I am an actor of 15 years. Hit my I.D(and go there)I would look something like you in the Heyday stage… (constant and opal,,,sort of thing, mabee I can have have a chat to Pete Jackson my mate from Wellywood in ol’ Aotearoa. Worked with em on a crazy med budg horror called Braindead. or (Dead alive) in the US.
    I need to research ya..Who you REALLY are…Why you live this life and create these modern day indi- symfonnies”s why you are so much ahead of all the others in yr thoughts…and where you are going.I can grow a hippy beard, take bee captuals, bath in grape juice sit in comfort, drapped in paisley..pondering the future existance of the cosmos!!I ve nearly got the drone tone down.ya just gonna have to teach me how to have an accent that sounds like its from 20 countries.
    see ya sometime anywhere.
    be safe
    M

  53. avatar
    John Garratt | 17 July 2006 at 11:37 pm #

    Samosanx,

    I will try my best to steal my wife’s camera for the Cincinnati show. But once I get the pictures, what do I do with them?

    You can write me at garrattjohn@yahoo.com

  54. avatar
    Wil-O | 17 July 2006 at 11:39 pm #

    hey Kil-O

    Can you pass on a message to the lads for me please …

    EVERY TOUR MANAGER FOR HIMSELF!

    enjoy being the TM for restaurant account division!

    Os and Xs to all

  55. avatar
    Lynnster | 18 July 2006 at 12:11 am #

    I had to catch up after the weekend and was behind a few days, but Steve, these last three days’ of bloggs have been such a delight to read. Your enthusiasm at wanting to be Top Blogg Dogg is infectious – I want you to be #1 too! Have a blast in LA!

    (ps I think that lady at the airport that gave you the interesting look was probably secretly a long ago Church fan…)

  56. avatar
    fergal | 18 July 2006 at 12:20 am #

    have a quick throw or host your own show …
    ~

  57. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 18 July 2006 at 12:23 am #

    Yay! Welcome to the US of A! I’m so excited soon you will be in MY dirty druggy town!

  58. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 July 2006 at 12:50 am #

    Eskay,

    gratebloggette, and hope you kick botty in the US!

    Celticat

  59. avatar
    verdelay | 18 July 2006 at 12:55 am #

    Golly.

    Timed that well. We’ve swapped countries, cousin. Now I’m languishing in Brisbane’s half-arsed winter, having just escaped from the blazing Houston summer. Just. In. Time.

    To miss you play there.

    Seems I put in my two years somewhat slightly out of phase. Now I’m raving mad and ever-so-slightly dazed.

    Have “fun” living in the future, now won’t you? I “certainly” did. Now I am having a blast living in the past…

    hf

  60. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 July 2006 at 1:22 am #

    welcome sk. we will send positive
    energy from appalatia……..ancient mystic center of north america.

    richard

  61. avatar
    baby | 18 July 2006 at 3:10 am #

    welcome to my country
    my state of being or nothingness
    as you prefer
    welcome to golden california

    the sun may rise in the east
    but at least
    its settled in a final location

  62. avatar
    demeter | 18 July 2006 at 3:10 am #

    The Whine is better here.

  63. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 July 2006 at 3:19 am #

    Hey Sk dont get to comfortable over in the U S of A. I heard your doing a collaboration with All India Radio that is taking some time to finish. Hurry back and get that one finished! I really eager to get hold of it!!

  64. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 July 2006 at 4:14 am #

    on that subject:

    Steve, you are the collaboration king.
    Everything you touch turns to gold.
    It’s a wonderful thing.

    People, don’t miss out on these things!

    Peece ‘n’ Lurve
    C. Escherbach
    Canada

  65. avatar
    buckmoose | 18 July 2006 at 4:50 am #

    The “thinking man’s Osbournes”? Well…OK, I WOULD watch it, but I’d probably hate myself for doing so..so please DON’T do it! Most of your ideas are freakin’ brilliant. This one is not. Sorry…:)

    I’m reminded of Bill Hicks on LA, “where common courtesy has to be legislated”. And every day, hot and sunny. But then that’s the whole damned North American continent this week, isn’t it? 102 degrees in Lawrence, KS today, no end in sight. Ah, Columbus…I never should have let you go…

  66. avatar
    Cameras 4 Eyes | 18 July 2006 at 5:00 am #

    another damn sunny day in california

    Welcome to all the church boyos.
    Nice with gw out of the country, ain’t it?

    You’re our fav warriors and you are No 1 frontline correspondent, SK!

  67. avatar
    Slater | 18 July 2006 at 5:46 am #

    It’s another episode of “The Kilbeys” – no folks, this ain’t reality TV, it’s SURreality TV! I loved your blog, as always. Can’t wait to see you in Orlando and St. Petersburg (Tampa)! Been reading since probably your 5th post, sorry for not sharing any feedback sooner. JS

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    calling down baal and zeus | 18 July 2006 at 7:48 am #

    from california to the new york islands,..welcome back old heads ,.blistered sages,..eastward ho! and all that,….must have,..aspirin ,…mother of all good headaches,.medulla monster ,..pain in my temple,.ouch
    safe trip.

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    Anonymous | 18 July 2006 at 10:26 am #

    I hope you Wild Boys enjoy your time duran your US trip. Keep your Reflex sharp though. The streets are full of Ragged Tigers. Look forward to hearing more about your trip across Planet Earth. Ba ba-ba ba ba-ba ba for now. Leon.

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    Brad | 18 July 2006 at 12:01 pm #

    I’m all rEAD Up now. Eavesdropping SK Soliloquist. On stand-by. Thanks.

    b

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    sue cee | 18 July 2006 at 12:33 pm #

    Beware kitty kats, SK will have access to a videocam (touch wood) and for the first week of the tour our fiend PV will be snapping some short clips to be uploaded to MySpace….paws crossed you will be able to catch some of our wandering minstrel with the band as he terrorises and scandalises his way across the USA…well, part of it anyway.

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    Andromeda7 | 18 July 2006 at 1:04 pm #

    bring on the tv show! but no not osbornes, more like R-rated oprah you get to wear a smoking jacket like hugh hefner and have vititors who only talk about bass guitars or ganesh or veg cooking or international traps for nubile rock stars or sound fx in the studio or the wars overseas rock stars get to run mock counttries devised by geofrey robertson and the computers come into play to predict results a special feature on someone’s cat or their collection of boottees you know, the stuff we readers like whenever tommy lee comes on he has to get into a vat of beetroot juice men discuss babysitting and nappies women write comedy skits the church have to perform light bulbs are overloaded and tested against eachother for “pop-out” factor turkish carpets are phtographed lovingly the test pattern is a meditating tibetan monk you try out unusual animals as pets sometimes you are snide yet humble everyone wants to be a guest but only your friends get on

    xxx
    hooray for hollywood

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    sue cee | 18 July 2006 at 2:06 pm #

    ps Matt D – you could play TP, you even went to the same school

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    CeciliaGin | 18 July 2006 at 2:17 pm #

    Sue Cee:
    That’s rockin’ good news!!
    Cee
    xox

  75. avatar
    Chela | 18 July 2006 at 3:27 pm #

    I can’t be responsible.
    Just
    so
    you
    know

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    kbmh2 | 18 July 2006 at 3:38 pm #

    Glad you’ve arrived safe and sound.
    Hope there’s enough of nevets left
    by the time you get to San Francisco.
    I’m guessing that you’re saving the
    best for last.

    Safe travels intrepid reporter…

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    RONIN | 18 July 2006 at 4:02 pm #

    Hey, sk. Glad you made it here safely! Since you guys ain’t stopping anywhere near my suburban hell, I’ll be seeing you in the tourist hell of Myrtle Beachy…

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    Queen Hatshepsut | 18 July 2006 at 5:32 pm #

    Sue,
    Rocking good news re: video! But if Steve’s gonna terrorise his way through So. Cal. he’d better start trashing hotel rooms and knocking equipment off the stage soon – it’s tough nut to crack, this crazy-a** southern part of the state. Well, I’m going tonight to Santa Barbara to see them and I’ll bring back my own ‘cub’ reporting tomorrow on the first show! And Sue, don’t worry, MWP and I have like, totally you know, fer sure, kissed and made up. 😉

    The only thing I’m really afraid of is wretched club food which you are forced to ‘eat’ at some of these places, haha. Of course as long as it’s not dishwater w/rice….

    love
    denise

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    Anonymous | 18 July 2006 at 5:47 pm #

    Have fun at the gig, Denise. Looking fwd to your report! Order the salad to be on the safe side, you can fling the tomatoes at Marty!
    Cecilia
    CeeMoon

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    davem | 18 July 2006 at 6:07 pm #

    Brill blog with which to start the tour – please to hear that the flight was good – been sending postive vibes your way about that. Humble thanks – looking forward to more.
    Duran Duran? Hated ’em. Said before – two are from Hollywood (Birmingham England that is)like me.
    Enjoy the gig! Knock em dead, break a leg and all that!

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    rubikon | 18 July 2006 at 6:36 pm #

    Hey, I bought a ticket to see Duran Duran in the early 80s just because you guys were supporting them…then you pulled out…I’ve still got that unused ticket somewhere.

    Steve Harley…look what that tour did for him…he never looked back…or forward all that much.

    I quite liked Barbarella though! – nice costumes….

    S

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    davem | 18 July 2006 at 7:09 pm #

    Ditto for me Rubikon.
    I queued for hours for my Duran ticket for B’ham Odeon only for The church to pull out. I sold my ticket on though.
    love you more

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    tristan | 18 July 2006 at 11:34 pm #

    thanks again, and again and again for sharing.

    reading your words and thoughts, and gaining such insight into your life, some how, broadens my world.

    travel safe and keep well…

  84. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 July 2006 at 11:16 pm #

    Steve
    Welcome to Socal and apply the sunscreen.
    Glad I can catch you in Hollywierd tonight and New Orleans next week.
    Remember the first time I saw you in 82 or 83 in Perth with Hunters and Collectors ..23 years later and the music still resonates and inspires.
    Trying to get my So cal daughter to listen a little more discerningly but thats a good battle !

    Ex Pat
    Jacko

  85. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 9 April 2007 at 7:11 pm #

    Los Angeles can be a wonderful place. It is replete with vegetarians, vegans, animal lovers, great weather and healthy cuisine. However, Southern California is the place where my self-destructive and incapicitating panic attacks commenced. The people were nice to me but if I return to LA it will be the end of me. I’m fearful in divisive Chicago.


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