posted on May 26, 2006 at 6:30 am

hiya peeple
im here
in budapest baybee
its beautiful
its amazing
its hansel n gretelsville
fabulous hotel with all mod cons
jazz cigarettes
lovely restaurant
good food
oh life is hard
but today must start rehearsals
must do some re learning
sorry to give ya such a short one
but tonites the gig(gle)
so i should have the lowdown for ya
i love you guys
and gals

37 Responses to “hungary like the wolfe”

  1. avatar
    juniper | 26 May 2006 at 7:17 am #

    Mmmmmmm…sounds loverly. Jazz cigarettes, too? You lucky man, you! Enjoy & have a faboo gig{gle}!

  2. avatar
    dig | 26 May 2006 at 7:47 am #

    Sounds groovy!

  3. avatar
    GILES | 26 May 2006 at 8:00 am #

    Hi! I’ll be there tonight!

  4. avatar
    sue cee | 26 May 2006 at 9:37 am #

    ha! the light up at the end of the tunnel 🙂 Enjoy the moments

  5. avatar
    12str | 26 May 2006 at 9:42 am #

    i can already feel success in the air!!
    you go and show em…


  6. avatar
    mike a | 26 May 2006 at 11:42 am #

    Good luck at the gig tonight!!

  7. avatar
    metal_petal | 26 May 2006 at 11:49 am #

    have fun with the buda pests. but every hungarian i know is charming. i’m sure it will be good.

  8. avatar
    metal_petal | 26 May 2006 at 11:49 am #

    have fun with the buda pests. but every hungarian i know is charming. i’m sure it will be good.

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 May 2006 at 12:42 pm #

    I never liked Duran Duran…


  10. avatar
    General Catz | 26 May 2006 at 12:52 pm #

    “…to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” So says t.s. eliot. and you’ve started yet another.

    have a superb tour. xx

  11. avatar
    Elduvik | 26 May 2006 at 1:57 pm #

    welcome to olde europe!
    see you on monday,


  12. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 26 May 2006 at 2:34 pm #

    Can’t wait to read the lowdown, hopefully the “re-learn” was successful.
    Andreas: Have a blast at the gig on Monday!

  13. avatar
    veleska1970 | 26 May 2006 at 3:08 pm #

    beautiful surroundings, good cigs, yummy food……you’re all set now. go forth and knock their socks off this evening!!!

  14. avatar
    Letango | 26 May 2006 at 5:06 pm #

    Sounds nice. Glad you arrived safe and sound. Wish your fam could be there with you. Send us blogophites pics.

  15. avatar
    Pagey | 26 May 2006 at 5:19 pm #

    Wish I could attend. SHIT!!!!

  16. avatar
    davem | 26 May 2006 at 5:53 pm #

    Break a leg Steve.
    Great to see you in a better mood.
    I hope the gig goes well & look forward to hearing about it. Confess I’m aching to know the set list for tonight for some clues for Monday! Trusting you’ll do Block, Space Needle, Overview & Real Toggle Action…all right up there with old faves.
    I always hated Duran Duran too. I went to the same Comprehensive hell-hole as Nick Rhodes. I was never the most talented musician but my the band I was in at school was a bit doomed by the comparisons.
    Oh to be in Budapest with all the lucky guys and goulashes.
    Love you more.

    Dave M

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 May 2006 at 6:27 pm #

    A friend of mine, who lives in Budapest saw the Hives play there, and the singer opened the show by addressing the crowd “Hello Budapest! Are you ‘Hungary’ for some Rock & Roll!” — The moral: Always open with a joke…or was it don’t open with a joke? Have a good show!

  18. avatar
    Malika | 26 May 2006 at 7:20 pm #

    Oh no, tomorrow : Dublin !!
    A member of my family lives there !!…..
    Maybe he’ll meet U & chat with U… not quite sure ?
    Wish I was there at the moment too…
    Glad to know you’re OK anyway.



  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 May 2006 at 8:07 pm #

    It could be the atmosphere sinking
    I don’t know what you’re thinking
    Don’t even know what you’re drinking
    But it keep this heaven alive

    Loves me some early duranies

  20. avatar
    the dean | 26 May 2006 at 11:10 pm #

    the audience will love you for sure.
    enjoy the moment

  21. avatar
    LittleSecret | 26 May 2006 at 11:23 pm #

    Enjoy Dublin…no one knows how to have a great time like the Irish.

  22. avatar
    davem | 27 May 2006 at 12:19 am #

    1.10am in England.
    I know that you hate it here. I ain’t that keen on your ultracompetitiveswimmingrugbyplayingsurfridingfastbowlingaussie but I love you Steve and hope that you know that there’s more to us than bloody London. As you’ve hinted at,North Devon & Cornwall are great.We aren’t all bad.
    It’s inching closer to monday & I’m excited!
    I hope tonight went well. Did you start with block?
    Love you more,

    Dave M

  23. avatar
    davem | 27 May 2006 at 12:32 am #

    Read your interview in the Australian Times where you described how you paid £30,000k to get on the Duran Duran tour. It was 1982. I queued for 6 hours to get my bloody tickets for your support show at the Birmingham Odeon on that tour (it’s on the back of Temperature Drop in,,,,, I think).
    Then you cancelled, you bugger.
    I sold the tickets for face value. Had already seen you in London…was it The Venue?(Remember Fighter Pilot & not recognising it?). Didn’t see you again ’til 91. Makes the current tours SO effing valuable Steve.
    Love you more,

    Dave M

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 May 2006 at 1:09 am #

    Jazz Cigarette? I’m interested in the origin of this term. It is a term I used to use frequently. I guess I didn’t have to think that hard when I invented it as it seemed an obvious moniker for ‘le jois’ – you like that one, non?
    We(e)’d put on the Coltrane and have a Jazz Cigarette. Or drive around Kingston or Manuka in our friend’s mum’s Citroen D Special listening to Lionel Hampton for vibes – and have a Jazz Cigarette. So if anyone can be bothered providing information about the origin of the term Jazz Cigarette, can they please do so. I realise it is very naughty to use someone else’s blog for such purposes, I apologise and will not do it again, promise.

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 May 2006 at 2:23 am #

    quick news.
    Budapest show is now over.
    How did it go? Very well I guess.
    How many people were there? Well, just over 700 according to the door counter. Thats not bad, right?
    I mean, first time ever in Budapest.
    The crowd loved it. Was alot of love for The Church in the air.
    Was a long day, full of interviews, lunches, more interviews, and finally the gig.
    After the gig, seemed whole lot of people stopped and thanked me, I mean, REALLY thanked me for organizing the show.
    What did they play? Well, something along the lines of…
    Block, All I know, Metropolis, Grind (with special guest piano player Zoltan Takacs!), Tomorrow, A new season, 0408, 2places, Tristesse, UTMW, Reptile, dont Look Back, Day 5, Easy, Unguarded Moment, Invisible.
    Whole band was in very good spirits, and I dare say they enjoyed their Hungarian adventure. It was to see such a reasonably large and appreciative audience.
    Could be so much more to report, but its past 4am now, and I need some sleep.
    Although I am happy, because there was a television quality professional film made of the concert!
    Lastly, big thanks to local band Heaven Street Seven. They were immensely helpful in making this happen!
    good night!

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 May 2006 at 2:57 am #

    Now they are finally full.
    Sorry that was really bad wasn’t it, I will remain anonymous.

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 May 2006 at 5:13 am #

    play yr sweet fingers off ya perveyor(s) o’ beautiful music. As one of the Stones said about Mick, he’s a great bunch of guys eh Steve?

    wish i was there. melbourne cold as my fingers type but not compared to elsewhere i guess. 5 centrigrade yesterday 8 am thank heavens, sun just came out

    rock on jimmy dean

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 May 2006 at 5:36 am #

    Tales on the weather.
    Wether it’s hot or cold.
    It is cold where our hearts aren’t.

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 May 2006 at 6:54 am #

    i guess you now can see that even when your post isn’t epic (which let me say right here they usually are)you have many tuning in to hear your spin on this crazy old world of ours
    so i want to thank you
    for all the time you do put in
    it’s a pleasure getting to know you
    and although you could opt out on your readers
    you mostly don’t
    your generosity of spirit is divine

  30. avatar
    sue cee | 27 May 2006 at 12:49 pm #

    KevinN, thank you! Dont spoil them too much, we want them back!
    When u cant be there, its exciting to read it was buzzing! And sk, does absinthe make the heart grow fonder? Looking forward to more tales

  31. avatar
    persephone2u | 27 May 2006 at 2:57 pm #

    Say hi to J. Taylor for me, wontcha? 😉

  32. avatar
    giles | 27 May 2006 at 5:45 pm #


    It was great last night in Budapest. Great experience. Meet you and the guys was cool!


  33. avatar
    12str | 27 May 2006 at 7:19 pm #

    my oh my!
    eagerly awaiting the review….
    dont keep us on hold…
    suppose youre quite busy travelling and stuff…
    all the best to you and the guys!!


  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 May 2006 at 1:48 am #


    Where’s the blog?

    You are not on holiday you know.

    Smarten up and get on with it.

    Au revoir

    Bon Bon

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 May 2006 at 3:01 am #

    How cool would DVD be The Church live in Budapest. Actually I hope the whole tour is being filmed, could that be the reason for the double borderline gig, a film? i hope so!
    Please Please Please
    Could you do a live DVD with extras the Church are at their peak right now!

  36. avatar
    captainmission | 28 May 2006 at 3:38 am #

    can’t say i was a duran duran fan but one song i did like about budapest was, ‘budapest by blimp’ by a guy called thomas dolby.
    glad to hear your enjoying the city, i am sure the shows are going to be amazing, i wish i could just teleport over but my transporter needs a new worm hole.
    Lots of love to Pete, Tim, Marty and yourself.

  37. avatar
    davem | 28 May 2006 at 10:08 am #

    No blogs??!! This will look bad in november when you come to publish the book!!
    Hope all going well. Any news from Dublin?
    Love you more.

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