posted on April 17, 2010 at 6:54 pm

hallucinating in suite 16
airport inn
the weather is sleeting
sleet such a lovely word
some spring you got here cleveland
some big fat spring
in my opaque window room
with my un-ironed clothes and my un-ironic close
wind howls n prowls outside
in here i get used to my little lonelinesses
pleasant loneliness as i drift off in my reveries
i fiddle round with things ordinary things
like i-this n i-that
have i-succumbed ?
i-dunno (now available in dull grey)
(place expression of interest !)
meanwhile we limber up for saturday nite in cleveland
home of rock
epitome of rock
in a way cleveland is everytown
in a way the church is everyband
in a way tonite is everynight
they say i lost my marbles
but i see the white glow which pierces my hearts nadir
i feel the omnidirectional wake of the spirit
i apprehend the fleeting fractionated implosion of energy
is that death or life then
mornings ease themselves slowly to day
slowly today my mirror beacon
my views of the streets and rhodes
my turning suspending flow of articulated trucks deliver words
i huddle next to the heater
the houses in o’high-oh
some seem so inviting
some seem so foreboding
as we zoom down snow road
i live my whole life inside each house
as me who is not me
a girl going to high school in the forties
her dad who works hard
no tv no drugs no internet no nothing
booze i guess and ciggies yeah
well the winters were cold but the summers were lovely
ohio says kilbey we understand each other
ohio says we have our moods but we have our moments
indiana says ah shuttup
texas says whats going on here!?
california says dude chill!
oregon says i’m not saying anything in this stupid blog…!
washington says put tacoma into one of your songs
west virginia says well………
new south wales says at least better than old south wales
victoria says we got the italian places in carlton on lygon street
nineveh says im here waiting for you steven
rome says we have laid waste the beer rider
greece says greece is the word its got style its got meaning
ur says errr..?
atlantis says ^^^^^^^^^^^^
noahs ark says””””””””””””””””””
mammon says $$$$$$$$$$$$$
the sleet says *******************
the orgy says %%%%%%%%%%%%%%
the train tracks says ===========
leaning tower of pizza says / /

now go home while i do some yoga!


34 Responses to “hotel fatigue”

  1. avatar
    plumlady | 17 April 2010 at 8:32 pm #

    It sounds like a laundry day. I was wondering how/who does your laundry when you're touring….I wish I had a lovely home like that first house you stayed at; I would do your laundry for you.

    Spring is just springing in most parts of the US; sounds like it's a step behind where you are today. It's good to rest up….you're very admirable for taking a month+ out of your family life two years in a row now to come to the states. Please know how much it is appreciated! It's so good to be able to see your favorite (for such a long time now) band live; and have them all still be alive. That's a major accomplishment in itself.

    Seems like someone is dead from all my old local band favs (you mentioned the Replacements here this week); along with so many dead guys from well known bands. I'm thankful to have you alive and well and still sounding pretty much like you did the first time I heard you.

    Take care.

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 April 2010 at 11:08 pm #

    Did you know: when you are in REM sleep, your body purposely paralyzes itself? I didn't know that til a day or so ago (and from good source). It does so to protect one's self from injuries if dreams are wild/vivid/etc.

    On the road and/if waking up with limbs that are asleep. Not fatigue/lack of circulation… No.
    It is imagination and inspiration at work! How wonderful!!

    Unsure if, but thought this might be something others did not know either — and make for a smile when they needed.

  3. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 17 April 2010 at 11:57 pm #

    what, nobody to starch your undies?????

    love always….

  4. avatar
    Steven Krut | 18 April 2010 at 12:32 am #

    Cleveland is not one of my favorite places, but it has to exist for there to be an Austin and an Amsterdam.

  5. avatar
    Freddie | 18 April 2010 at 12:41 am #

    You look like yer pushing the world behind you back into oblivion there.

    now go home while i do some yoga!”
    Nope. Turn on that web cam. I wanna watch. :->
    (sigh) okay then.
    Slay em tonight hot stuff! xoxo

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 April 2010 at 2:10 am #

    Portland says: I think the idea that Marty spoke of (at the Mississippi Studios show) about coming back and doing the complete Priest=Aura as a one night show is a damn fine idea. Been listening to it lately. Great record. I remember way back in the day when it came out anxiously awaiting a tour that never came. Now is a good time. The album is extraordinary. And a full on electric show would be a beautiful thing. And definitely with a light guy who knows his beans. Actually doing complete album shows (plus b-sides) in a long succession of nights somewhere central ala Sparks would be a cool thing. The world is waiting for this.

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 April 2010 at 3:08 am #

    Originally Posted by Manny Ramirez
    While I am waiting on The Church's "Priest = Aura" to come, I had a little money that I wasn't expecting, so I bought "Untitled 23" today (the mp3 version of the album). I am speechless on how good this album is. I was thinking to myself that I don't know of many bands that have been around that long and have released that many albums (only The Fall and The Rolling Stones come to mind), not 12 to 14, but over 20 albums. And unlike The Rolling Stones or The Fall, where their later albums are really substandard or not to the level of earlier works, you can't say this about The Church. This band is one that continues to get better and better with age. So, I spun "Heyday" again (still like it a little more than "Starfish", sorry T n F about that but I do agree it is a little dated) and now I am listening to Untitled 23 again. Hell, I might listen to it again for a 3rd time before going to bed tonight.

    So if "Priest=Aura" is even better than "Untitled 23", then I am going to be in for a real listening experience.

    But out of all the albums I have gotten in the last 6 months, the 5 best are as follows (in no particular order):

    "This Nation's Saving Grace" – The Fall
    "Untitled 23" – The Church
    "Second Edition" – Public Image Ltd
    "The Modern Dance" – Pere Ubu
    "Lick My Decals Off, Baby" – Captain Beefheart

    This is saying something because I have also gotten stuff by Nick Cave, Sun Ra, Frank Zappa, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Scott Walker, Pale Saints, and Liars amongst others and all of those albums were great as well but they can't crack the 5 that I listed above.

    Indeed, they're one of the only bands that's stuck to their guns and made the music they've wanted. As they have said in interviews, "we aren't good at the game because we don't play it." Abit like peeking at the end of and epic novel going to U23 at this point but welcome to the club man!

    From a BBS I'm on, spreading the word man!


  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 April 2010 at 3:22 am #

    Can any fans mention any of the songs being played on the set list or is that taboo? Narrowing down to one song per album, must have been difficult, looking forward to the choices. Cheers everyone.


  9. avatar
    m.p.k. | 18 April 2010 at 4:40 am #

    I love this picture of you

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 April 2010 at 5:50 am #

    Thank you for taking the time to write these recent gems. Love 'em.

    Lady Di

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 April 2010 at 7:08 am #

    set 1
    1) Pangea
    2) Space Needle
    3) Reptile
    4) Ionian Blues
    5) The Unguarded Moment
    6) Appalatia
    7) Invisible
    8) Louisiana
    9) Comedown
    10) My Little Problem

    set 2
    11) Mistress
    12) Metropolis
    13) Under the Milky-Way
    14) Already Yesterday
    15) 10,000 Miles
    16) Fly
    17) Almost With You
    18) Tear It All Away

    19) Disarm
    20) Space Saviour
    21) Grind

  12. avatar
    matt davison | 18 April 2010 at 12:00 pm #

    And I say~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~!!

  13. avatar
    John Garratt | 18 April 2010 at 12:57 pm #

    "ohio says kilbey we understand each other
    ohio says we have our moods but we have our moments"

    Hope you enjoyed your stay in Ohio. I have no idea why the cold snap yesterday, but hopefully you guys brought jackets.

    Barney, "Already Yesterday" sounds pretty freakin' cool. I hope they get around to recording this new arrangement someday.

    Steve, I would have stayed to try to speak to you again, but I had a two hour drive to make. After the show. The show that ended at midnight!

    Seriously Barney, you'll get your money's worth simply on quantity alone. They play for a while.

    It was good to be in the trenches again, fiendss. Now to go back to my own foxhole.


  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 April 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    Good to see that Appalatia is getting a workout on the current tour. I had difficulty getting into Forget Yourself for years, until I started playing it from Appalatia onwards just last year.

    For fellow Church orphans (ie. those in Europe) I found that on YouTube 'church GAMH' or 'church disarm' yields results which give a flavour of some of the performances on the current tour. Some radical deconstruction/reconstruction
    (of the fables?).

  15. avatar
    Nick | 18 April 2010 at 3:13 pm #

    great show last night! nick fiction

  16. avatar
    fantasticandy | 18 April 2010 at 3:44 pm #

    aw… go on..
    give us poor olde limeys a gig?

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 April 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    Thanks for telling a full house of Clevelanders to fuck off. they paid 35 bucks to get in and you snobs dissed em' Maybe there wont be a next time for you asssholes

  18. avatar
    nickfiction | 18 April 2010 at 7:43 pm #

    man i had some goodies for ya , but you stormed right past me …… shame …….

  19. avatar
    cazziem | 18 April 2010 at 10:34 pm #

    I'm right behind fantasticandy – go on give us Brits a gig or two, or three, or more!!!
    I'll even let you rehearse in my home, but have to admit my humble abode doesn't appear to be as spacious as Dan Charleston's, so you may end up in separate rooms!
    I like the way you turned the placed into personalities today, and guess it just shows how many places you have been.

  20. avatar
    princey | 18 April 2010 at 10:45 pm #

    Did u really say that to the Cleveland people sk? ouch

    Thanks anon for the setlist I'd love to hear Ionian Blues acoustic and Tear It All Away, if someone could YouTube it pleeez

    Take care and all the best for your next stop, love Amanda

  21. avatar
    iseult | 19 April 2010 at 12:13 am #

    i-seult says vinegar

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 April 2010 at 1:02 am #

    enjoyed the cleveland show. I kinda like cleveland. an old decaying industrial town. a lot of ghosts wander those streets.

  23. avatar
    John Garratt | 19 April 2010 at 2:10 am #

    Anonymous 5:14

    I believe that whole thing was what one would call a "joke." I recall that people laughed at it. Kilbey even told us it was a joke. He also thanked the crowd numerous times that night.

  24. avatar
    evilren | 19 April 2010 at 4:27 am #

    word to the omnipresent Kilabee– u should
    definitely write about Tacoma, forget the
    Oregon hipsters ;^)

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 April 2010 at 5:32 am #

    Yeah it's weird how some jokey banter can be construed by some as serious insult…such is life.

    Some Church-related stuff that's mad me laugh recently:

    1…finding out that the Maven fanzine had printed our 'Josef' (Mr K) as quoting from Rambo in an interview

    2…seeing another recent interview referring to The Church album 'Backwards two beats

    3…someone posting here about
    Mr K saying 'I take my head off to them' in a YouTube interview form Ontario (last year)

    Oh the joys of accents! (Rimbaud, hat). As a Scot who was asked if he was Australian when in the US I can empathise. (Also funny how phone conversation with southern English can find A being translated as E when I'm giving out my postcode).

  26. avatar
    eek | 19 April 2010 at 6:00 am #

    anon at 5:14 am — I was there and everyone laughed! It was a JOKE and everyone except apparently you knew that. Knock that chip off your shoulder, pull that stick out of your ass, and get a fucking sense of humour.

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 April 2010 at 6:12 am #

    Kilbey was fine. it was obviously a joke. me thinks anon 5:14 was that guy who kept talking, and who Steve seemed genuinely bothered by.

  28. avatar
    melissa | 19 April 2010 at 8:48 am #

    WOW WOW WOW .. just gotta say, I just love the photo :O :O best one so far

    now, to read the bloggy 🙂


  29. avatar
    Ur name is 'high eye'! | 19 April 2010 at 9:19 am #

    One of ur eyes is higher up than the other one!

  30. avatar
    Broken Toys and Heros | 19 April 2010 at 1:10 pm #


    It appears by ur recent blogs and the comments re: ur recent show in cleveland that ur not to happy.

    what gives? ….. tell us…

    try and have a good day and rest of the tour.


  31. avatar
    Nick | 19 April 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    thanks for the sampler! finally got a chance to listen ! thanks guys!

  32. avatar
    davem | 19 April 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    Next stop…Europe.
    We wish.
    Small number of well-attended nights in good locations.
    Come on killer??!!

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 April 2010 at 6:11 pm #

    Hounds of Love on youtube; love the cover and the montage.


  34. avatar
    Ellen | 19 April 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    Yes, Steve, I'll go home while you do yoga. I completely understand. :-))

    "…california says dude chill!…"

    Like totally! [Spoken like the native Calfornian that I am.]

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