posted on June 14, 2009 at 11:41 pm

the road
the road baybee
like i never got off it
the road going on n on
another best western
another struggle with my suitcase
hey
i use my machine today
and it really works
the lines soften and kinda go smoother
wow…it really works….instantly….
what do you know…..
gremlins and jinxes
a terrible truck accident between wherever we were and portland
hazardous waste
someone definitely died i ‘d say
puts things into perspective
we drive on thru the days n nights
pine trees n little mountains
we stop at black bear restaurant
the waitress asks :
what do you all do?
i say (indicating trevor our lighting man) :
hes a male stripper n we’re his backing band
(an old old gag)
the waitress stands staring at trevor
who doesnt look like much of the stripper type
finally she blurts out half laughing :
thats freakin’ awesome!!
i do my yoga faithfully thru thick n thin
i watch a video about my new cosmetic machine
i try to sleep but i wake up early
i hear the birds tweeting at dawn
i look in the mirror
sometimes astonished by how old or how young i look
how fuckin’ weird to be 54 and be me
doing this of all things
dressing up in black jeans n jumping around
shouting out these meaningless/full songs
not eating much
not sleeping much
missing my wife n family so much
scarlet gets on the phone n wails n sobs
i miss you daddy please come home from ‘merica now
i’m sitting here now backstage in portland
we are in a very pine trees n quaint old 2 story house district
the sun pours pleasantly in the window
the summer is mild so far and gentle
it reminds me of sweden sitting here in this room
typo-ing away
trying to figure it all out
my place in the uni(corn)verse
havent eaten yet but must do
at truck stop saw a terribly obese man
leaning against a car like he was having a heart attack
hed just bought a three gallon cup of coca cola
a lot of people look sick here
its the kfc n big macs
its the sodas n the sausages
you see, with my american family back home
i feel sad for america
not in a snobby superior way
but as a close friend seeing someone getting unhealthy
i love americans by n large
theyve always fucking treated me fair n square
my wife is an american
and quite frankly
i wouldnt have it any other way
there are 2 parallel americas
theres the great mass of soda gulping sickies
who dont know where england is on a map (approx 70 %)
then theres your dylans n verlaines n morrisons
and theres your writers n actors n cool people
and never the twain shall meet
the best n the worst : america
the nice people so nice
the ‘orrible ones so ‘orrible
anyway
the usa doesnt give a flying deficit what i think
and who else does?
its already 5 17 and the day has evaporated before my eyes
never to come again
the afternoon sun is so cheerful tho
and the overgrown gardens…
tonight
more superglue for my finger
we leave after show
driving to seattle
where we play some radio show in morning
more long dark dangerous drives
hoping tonite may be a good gig
interviewer : what will you do tonite?
me : come out rocking n try to kick a goal
are you fit ?
fit for nothing
are you gonna win?
i can only hope so
but………

67 Responses to “inevitability”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 June 2009 at 12:58 am #

    sometimes i think you have no idea how loved you are, sk. or maybe you do……………..?………

    r.

  2. avatar
    lily was here | 15 June 2009 at 1:03 am #

    I love americans too, i love their enthusiasm for life! Havent got there yet but its on my wishlist. Looks like young Craig's having a ball with you guys, what a ride he must be on! Karma for your fingers, hope they heal up. Have you tried Bonjela to soothe? afternoon sun and overgrown gardens – luvly to hear. Give that Lloyd a hug if you see him. Seattle's nearly sold out!

    Sue xox
    ps webcast from the seattle gig, http://www.synclive.com – dont forget to register first everyone!

  3. avatar
    Mike | 15 June 2009 at 1:06 am #

    steve

    i walked from solana beach

    the church show had blown me away

    getting in the jeep just before midnite

    looked next door and what'd i see?

    a pet store with name of the song we didn't hear but still loved

    funny how life is…

    MUTTROPOLIS……….

    πŸ˜‰

  4. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 15 June 2009 at 1:15 am #

    black bear restaurant huh, we have one here in this town…
    Jonny

  5. avatar
    Brenton Diaz | 15 June 2009 at 1:41 am #

    America the Beautiful, man…..

  6. avatar
    2424dad | 15 June 2009 at 2:27 am #

    Blisters! I've seen some miracles take place by leaving a warm wet green tea bag on them to encourage healing and drying out. Try it when you're traveling or have a day between if you get one. I assume this is your right hand? You may have to go all Chris Squire and play with a pick for a night or two at least on the driving tunes (yeah sure! just change your style!…on the road!) – but if you can just getem to dry out and build some skin back it might cut you a break. Good luck! Cya in Chicago and Milwaukee!…

    and ya know, many of us just love it when you guys come every few years and do what you do…and definitely appreciate the effort it takes to be here so know that without a doubt and rockon!

  7. avatar
    NYC Rich | 15 June 2009 at 2:33 am #

    a true analysis of 2 americas sk. american idol, fast food, obesity, trailer parks, no higher education, only concerned with their corner of the world. its all so sad as there's so much more out there to behold. sheeple to the slaughter i say. those that will be frequenting your concerts will be by and large those who know and respect you and the long years you've committed to the art of poetry and music. its nice to hear you still have the passion.

  8. avatar
    m.p.k. | 15 June 2009 at 3:21 am #

    My current church playlist…

    Snowfaller; Metropolis; Chromium; Pure Chance; Russian Autumn Heart; Myrrh; Great Machine; Louisiana; Tranquility; Overview; Never Before; Real Toggle Action; Day 5; Song To Go; Jazz; Crash Ride,Cantilever; Telepath; Maya; June; Dont You Fall; I Kept Everything; Reversal; Summer; Deadman's Hand; Anchorage

  9. avatar
    princey | 15 June 2009 at 3:23 am #

    Sending love and hope u have a suuuuper show sk!
    love amanda

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 June 2009 at 3:31 am #

    SK – isn't that what superglue was made for? πŸ˜‰
    Be tuned in for the show tomorrow – may you transcend tonight and in every show henceforth!
    Love you all,
    Belfy

  11. avatar
    limebeaver | 15 June 2009 at 3:47 am #

    it may sound rather unsavory, but many moons ago as a rower, we used to pish on our hands to get callouses. It worked tho!

  12. avatar
    M E M | 15 June 2009 at 5:05 am #

    i'm so torn. i want to write, write, but don't want to assume more of your attention then should be allowed… the places we've been, the things we've seen… am i right bob? even now its all receding into some kind of benevolent forgetfulness…

    12:52 here nearing 10 for u there… about to shower, sink into a warm bed… ur no doubt back stage somewhere… will gus van saint come to the show?

    yes, perhaps i'll dream chords and crescendos… but still i'm laboring on…

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 June 2009 at 5:32 am #

    Just spent a couple of hours catching up on your blog. Best thing on the internet πŸ™‚

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 June 2009 at 5:43 am #

    SK –

    ("pssst … listen man, I am an American and I value Free-Speech and all – NO! Please don't misunderstand – PLEASE!!

    er … anyway .. SK – Pl-L-E-A-S-E don' venture inta politics and such, 'specially in G.R. G.R. is a conservative town – and so am I.
    Don' get me wrong – so far I totally agree – da U.S. is bloated and many have that expectation as their "Right" and they'll howl alotta whine if they don't get their Biggier Fries with all the catsup to boot. The Majority seem to have little concept of the endless debt we are heading into (we were already swimming in endless debt – the past Chief Executive helped got us there – but doubling it (plus) in less than 3 months? How is that anymore Responsible ?).

    Anyway SK – please don' go political at da Show in G.R. (I don' know where it'll end up).

    I need the Space Rock to take me away from this place …. " )

    P.S.

    You should try Arby's – that's good eatin' !

  15. avatar
    melissa | 15 June 2009 at 5:59 am #

    just sending along some more good wishes and vibes, love reading about the tour so far πŸ™‚

    take care SK, hope Portland is gooood!

    and hi to everyone, too πŸ™‚

    xxxx

  16. avatar
    Glutton | 15 June 2009 at 7:06 am #

    Thanks for your pity. I'm a little out of shape and so is everyone i used to hang around. If that guy was a trucker they have a hard time getting exercise. I almost became one until i found out i would have only 1 day off every 2 weeks.

  17. avatar
    get a fukn grip n focus! | 15 June 2009 at 10:00 am #

    Man, u can't afford to blow the recent groundswell with shit gigs and that ol' can't-be-arsed attitude. Even maymi fux off afterwards cos he thinks it sux n he don't wanna tel u? Fuk, man, don't blow it again, killa.

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 June 2009 at 10:22 am #

    the Portland gig was GREAT !!
    the band gave it their all.

    it was a very special show for your Portland fans. And I hope you enjoyed stopping off here and will hurry back again.

    Also went to Robert Lurie's book signing for No Certainty Attached earlier in the evening. You had told him early on that you doubted anyone would read the book , once it was done. A good attendance at the event proved that wrong.

    thanks for a memorable gig

    Steve

  19. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 15 June 2009 at 11:10 am #

    gods (and goddesses) bless you and the rest of the mob over there with you, steve…..ahh, i'm imagining that homecoming will be so sweet when it happens…..

    blow their minds, sir….

    love always….

  20. avatar
    Freddie | 15 June 2009 at 11:17 am #

    Portland sounds nice; I hope last night was the best one yet
    And I’m counting down the days in great anticipation
    to see your new younger face and…. all that.
    And maybe y’all ought to bring Trevor on out
    Ya never know, he could have hidden talents! πŸ˜€

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 June 2009 at 11:28 am #

    Holy Ali Babba You guys really ROCKED the Aladdin tonight!!!

    What a great set!

    Completely blind sided by A.M.O.S.

    Splendid all 'round!

    Though I could not help imagine,

    YOU, fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck TOOK A PIECE OF MY HEART
    fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck YOU fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck TOOK A PIECE OF MY HEART ………….

    Hope your fingers heal soon.

    Between Planets
    Most Western Bohemia

  22. avatar
    Jasperina | 15 June 2009 at 12:37 pm #

    poignant words today Steve. Just a sliver of your perception of the world…it takes me outsida mine momentarily and I really love that. Yoga each day keep that one going it has the best rejuvenating powers…what kind of machine is that one one you keep mentioning for your wrinkles I'm getting the giggles each time I imagine you using it! Is it a massage kinda contraption?

  23. avatar
    Ellen | 15 June 2009 at 2:40 pm #

    Steve, I just love reading your blog. Thank you for the kind, UN-snobby words about America. Yes, she is hurting in a big way right now, but we'll get through it alright. You're so right about the two different Americas never meeting!

    I wanted to say that I really have so much admiration for the fact that you refuse to compromise your musical/artistic integrity. It must be tempting, seeing the garbage that is spewed out from the airwaves, knowing you could create "big mac, fries and soda" kind of songs and make lots of money.

    But you remain true to your music and that is why I totally support you. I'm still at the Roxy and definitely will see you again!

    And take good care of yourself. Eat healthy, do your yoga, etc. You look great by the way.

    Sending warm hugs…

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 June 2009 at 2:42 pm #

    killer and the church,
    come back to austria and play some gigs, we have the tastiest peach juice!

  25. avatar
    CSTCoach | 15 June 2009 at 2:47 pm #

    intrigued to hear more about this cosmetic machine of yours. Could it in fact be a small scale time machine, transporting your skin back to some youthful age while the rest of you remains wiser (but not wisened), more powerful, and old enought to know better?

    your thoughts on america echo henry miller's air conditioned nightmare. there's so much to be sad about, and yet so much greatness. so much that can drive ya nuts, and so much that inspires. people are so open there. once past those godawful, arrogant self-important border officials, i've never been badly treated while traveling in america. some of the most open and most generous people on the planet. and such astounding diversity.

    feels like the tour is picking up steam, gaining momentum with every new gig. the pot should be at a rolling boil by the time you get out here. Looking fwd to it πŸ™‚

  26. avatar
    fantasticandy | 15 June 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    my comments keep disappearing!
    third try today……….

    awwwwwwwwwwwww, i'm all outta words now…

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 June 2009 at 3:42 pm #

    If anyone said "you're going to (see the) Church on a Sunday…." would you believe them?

    Show was fantastic and (finally) in a PDX venue that could fit the band's sound too.

    See, Portlandia did welcome you, veggie burgers & all!

    Cheers!

  28. avatar
    stealthblue | 15 June 2009 at 4:22 pm #

    So good reading yer bloggo, Steve-o. Makes me feel a little bit like I'm riding along, just imagining the road trips, etc. Lots o'fun I know. I've done "few" myself. πŸ˜‰ Well, they can be for the most part…IF you want them to be. Hope the vehicles are somewhat comfy, not to mention all the strange beds.

    Just want to share this, as it truly made my whole month, possibly even my whole year thus far, no shit. So, after a really rather crappy day on Friday of all days, I had the BEST SURPRISE awaiting me when I got home Friday night…a little brown package, looked like a book or something…Hmmm! Certainly enough, it was a certain "NO CERTAINTY ATTACHED" with yer mugg plastered all over the cover saying "No, no, no"…AWESOME!! Just started reading it, so far, so VERY good.

    ROBERT LURIE, if you're out there reading this, mate, GOOD on you, brother!! Speaking of Americans, you have done us proud. I also sincerely appreciate you living up to your word regarding the pre-order thing…all those months (years) ago. I'm just glad I never moved!! πŸ™‚ Thank you, thank you, thank YOU! Seriously, you made a dream a reality, so BIGTIME CONGRATULATIONS to to both the subject and author! πŸ™‚

    SK, and crew, be safe on the road, and NO ARBY's!! It USED to be good eatin"! πŸ™‚ Cheers to everyone else and hope you all have a great week. JUNE 20, baybee…HOB!!
    Much love and respect,

    Ben V.

  29. avatar
    davem | 15 June 2009 at 4:40 pm #

    I'm glad Portland went well. Those 'phone calls home must be tough, but this part of your life helps you to be at home every day for most of the year. It also means so much to so many loyal fans. We love you loads SK!!
    You get more time with the famb than most and you'll be home soon!!
    xx

  30. avatar
    ronbonham | 15 June 2009 at 6:56 pm #

    Well, I have throw caution out the

    window and said F*ck it! You only

    live once, in this whril anyways,

    and bought a plane ticket to KC for

    Fridays show. Oh and driving around

    LA I saw a interesting looking

    store front called MAYA somewhere

    downtown, it had this wicked

    looking Japanese fanged Demon in

    the window, was more than a little

    shy about going in but it did make

    me think of your song and this Maya

    we live in.

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 June 2009 at 7:46 pm #

    Called the Triple Door in Seattle today and tix for tonight's show are all sold out! Hopefully Steve and co. can keep the ball rolling from last night.

  32. avatar
    pennybridge | 15 June 2009 at 8:09 pm #

    Listening to the clip from KCRW as I type – fantastique!
    There is a tear in my eye …

    Love reading about americans and all – US got the best AND the worst of everything. The only thing I missed my week in NY was a decent cup of coffee.
    Rock on!
    Best regards from Sweden

  33. avatar
    Ellen | 15 June 2009 at 8:16 pm #

    I just saw your video appearance on KCRW from last stuff. Great stuff! … and on one hour sleep?

    Steve, if you want to look 15 years younger (you STILL look hot by the way) remember one word: SUNSCREEN plus eat a very healthy diet (no junk food, sodas, etc.), stay fit and trim and keep making music… you're on the right track.

    By the way, what IS this youth machine you're talking about?

    On a more serious note, THANK YOU for staying true to yourself – you always win when you do. Of course I assume (please forgive me) that you read these posts. I sure hope so because there's alot of love being poured out for you.

    Looking forward to your next blog post…

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 June 2009 at 8:37 pm #

    Well I've seen every show on the west coast so far and loved everyone. I do have to say I thought LA was the best. The place was pretty much packed and crowd was great. Nice place in Portland at the Alladin but Portland folks are so quiet. Marty has just been a fucking monster on the guitar so far and everyone has been on it. Rough patches but hey that's rock n roll. I've lost my voice this tour, am sick, and partied way too much but I'm back in Seattle and ready for the show tonight. yeah!

    John

  35. avatar
    Shannon | 15 June 2009 at 10:28 pm #

    Thank you for the awesome show in Portland last night!

    I've posted a few pictures from the show. If interested, you can see them here:

    http://thesethingsmakemehappy.blogspot.com/

  36. avatar
    Jim Conrad | 15 June 2009 at 10:39 pm #

    While not immediately relevant to this particular post, tinnitus info for SK:

    There ARE hearing loss/tinnitus-specific vitamins.

    Very recent research; good stuff – no "supplements quacks."

    Read "Save Your Hearing Now" by Michael D. Seidman (a few bucks, Amazon)

    site: http://www.tinnitusformula.com/

    (Not necessary to buy their formula; can buy ala carte – see his book pg.80)

    Am 49yr film/video/music production professional moderate hearing loss. Have now begun to realize some noticeable difference after approx 6-9 months faithful regimen.

    JC
    http://www.JimConrad.info

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 June 2009 at 10:52 pm #

    why dont you do a cover of Stepping Stone.it's served its purpose now.

  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 June 2009 at 11:56 pm #

    SK-

    i will travel to falls church to see the band, since myrtle beach and florida treated you poorly last time and so damned hot. i thought the myrtle show was the end of the band, when MWP walked off stage during first song. glad you've regrouped. great new album. hope these new songs are getting played. big 20 year fan, wilfred 'fatass' paradise.

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 June 2009 at 11:58 pm #

    Steve…

    Even though you are not coming down my way…may I just say sir that it is absolutely wonderful and fantastic to have you guys back in America.
    This just may be the start of something big.
    And even though a lot of people unfortunately have a "screw it" attitude regarding their health…
    There are indeed some of us who do take pride in our appearance and care about our health.

    Kick arse my friend!

    Mark
    Tampa, Fl

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 June 2009 at 1:10 am #

    Hi Steve,

    Hoping you're settling in ok now you're back on the road…

    Interested to hear how the U23# songs are being received?

    Cheers,

    Jon from Geelong.

  41. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 16 June 2009 at 1:16 am #

    I want to thank the various commentors for their succinct and glowing reviews of the West Coast shows. SK beats the shit out of himself but maybe that motivates him to attain veritable perfection.
    St. Martin De Porres used chains instead of blogs to self-flagelate.

  42. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 16 June 2009 at 1:16 am #

    I want to thank the various commentors for their succinct and glowing reviews of the West Coast shows. SK beats the shit out of himself but maybe that motivates him to attain veritable perfection.
    St. Martin De Porres used chains instead of blogs to self-flagelate.

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 June 2009 at 2:08 am #

    Loved the shows in Solana and Hollywood. My wife flew to California with me and was in awe about how good you guys were. Now she wants to listen to all of my Church albums.

    Thanks for spending time away from your family to bring us your beautiful music. I understand that is quite a sacrifice.

    Your last album is absolutely gorgeous and gets better with every listen. I could go on and on.

    Wish you the best and will do my best to catch you guys at least one more time before you leave the states.

    Hector

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 June 2009 at 4:49 am #

    Hey Steve!
    Saw you at the Roxy in Hollywood. Got to shake your hand and tell you that 'i love all that you do' in person! You guys were energetic, and you rocked so much! You said that you almost transcended, but from my perspective you certainly did! Or maybe that was just the magic the 4 (+ keyboardist) of you guys create. You got to meet my twin brother that bought the detail in primavera from you, and my other brother that got you the altoids box during your acoustic tour. Sounds like your having a lot of fun, and i hope to see you in the USA again. You can bet we will be there!
    Love all that you guys do!
    -Allen
    Galveston TX
    PS: I laughed out loud at the old stripper and backing band gag. And, may your fingers get better! Wish you all safe travels and well being.

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 June 2009 at 5:18 am #

    hey dude

    tried in vain to get a sniff of the triple door webcast…no triple door, no double door, no nuttin….

    anyway, hope all is going great & ouell for ya boyz.

    M

  46. avatar
    steve | 16 June 2009 at 5:25 am #

    Great observations on America…. watching the KCRW thingie you guys sound great.WOW…midway through the bio very interesting stuff. This KCRW thing is amazing you guys just get better n better. Nothing like rocking out early in the AM.

  47. avatar
    ET | 16 June 2009 at 6:58 am #

    You may not have taken anything from my enjoyment of the show in San Francisco, but I experienced something that maybe you won't know: a complete moment of bliss.

    Your posts talk about your ability to transcend during a show. I never recognized it before, but I suppose that's why you don't make eye contact with your audience. I've seen you guys five times now and it's seldom you look at your audience except when you're walking off stage.

    I'm not offended by that. In fact, if that's what you have to do to play the sets you do then more power to you! But I am truly saddened that you would get no enjoyment from the energy and joy I felt during your show (which culminates from 30+ years of making amazing music).

    Regardless, I was tantalized from the first song all the way to the end; despite any technical mishaps. Any time you guys are in town, I will be there. I see that the San Francisco show may not chalk up to much for you on a personal level, but for me (the long-time fan and appreciator of your art) it was a blessing.

    You don't have to have it together all the time. Shit happens (cliche', cliche'). Technical stuff happens. Look at the amount of monitors and amps you guys have on stage. It's amazing any of that stuff works. You played with your hearts. I could feel that. Your audience could feel that. I would rather see a Church concert wrought with gaffs and technical issues than any other show on earth, because you play with your heart.

    I had the pleasure of briefly saying hi to Tim while he was running about getting the sound-settings in order. It was very kind of him to come by and say hello after he was done with his setup work and talk about the last decade of amazing work you guys have created. I hung out after the gig hoping to at least say hello to you, Marty or Peter, but we were immediately ushered out after the show. Now I see how little the San Francisco show meant to you. I'm really sorry for that. For me, you guys play sounds, speak poetry, and play music that is more than worth the dollars I paid to see it.

    I hope the rest of the tour lives up to your expectations. If I'm traveling to another city that's on your schedule, I'll definitely drop in again.

    Cheers,

    ET

  48. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 16 June 2009 at 11:04 am #

    hoping that things are going ok for you, steve, australia seems to be an emptier place without you in it, mate…….take care and be kind to yourself……

    love always…….

  49. avatar
    matthew | 16 June 2009 at 2:42 pm #

    Oh, the quote from Scarlet was so heart-wrenching and sweet.

  50. avatar
    CSTCoach | 16 June 2009 at 2:51 pm #

    Oh, and LMAO @ the mail stripper / backup band gag. When i go do the coaching thing with the entire faculty, we have these matching jackets (so people at the seminars can immediately spot us when they need help). At restaurants we always get the inevitable stupid question: "Hey, are you guys a team or something?" We generally go with 'boy band'. Will have to try the stripper line at some point. Or perhaps all-male cabaret.

  51. avatar
    davem | 16 June 2009 at 6:49 pm #

    Evening Killer!!
    How is your eye?
    x

  52. avatar
    m.p.k | 16 June 2009 at 7:14 pm #

    The technical issues at the SF show seemed to make you guys interact with the audience more than usual. And people weren't at all annoyed by it. The interruption was never more than a minute or two anyway and didn't occur during the songs. I've seen shows ruined by technical problems but this wasn't one of them (the absolute worst was Radiohead at the Outside Lands festival). I've also seen bands intentionally fiddle with everything between every song and not even consider this an issue.

  53. avatar
    iseult | 16 June 2009 at 8:51 pm #

    sk you are first in this list…

    http://lucidculture.wordpress.com/2009/06/16/top-ten-songs-of-the-week-61509/

  54. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 June 2009 at 9:33 pm #

    Steve: Thanks for the great show in Portland, You guys rocked…. A few technical problems with Marty and Peter's equipment, but this was the best show I've seen from you guys dating back to 88. Thanks for the picture, no worries I won't post it all over the internet. LOL I am loving Unseen Music Unheard Words. It played in the Prius all the way back to Montana,

    Tony

  55. avatar
    Cee | 16 June 2009 at 11:19 pm #

    Photos of the San Francisco are at Hotel Womb and on myspace page:
    myspace:
    http://www.myspace.com/ceemoon

    More robust review of the SF show at
    plumjoe.com

    Miss the gypsies from Oz already!

    Cee

  56. avatar
    frank | 16 June 2009 at 11:27 pm #

    I just bought Uninvited…excellent album I think one of your best.

    Unified Field should be a hit. It sucks that radio has everyone pigeonholed into tight little categories. Give me a Space Needle anyday!

    Still would like to see you guys play the Disillusionist.

    I often wonder where that one came from.

  57. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 June 2009 at 1:20 am #

    Yeah, Steve….that's really beautiful. Now why in HELL did you guys cancel Friday's show here in Kansas City? Just curious (and pissed off).

  58. avatar
    princey | 17 June 2009 at 1:47 am #

    No blog for 2 dayz, whatsa going on? Hope you're all ok and happy:)))))) love amanda

  59. avatar
    kyle farley | 17 June 2009 at 3:01 am #

    Really sorry I missed being able to shake that Earthquake Kausin' hand of yours Mr. Kilbey! Didn't want to bust in on your pre-game warm-ups, but Damn that's a "tall order" to not be able to say Hello to one of the greatest SK vs. MWP "killer kombos" of all time……So I had to make a move! Speaking of moves…. That Guitar Shredding Partner of yours displayed some incredibly rare form in his golf swing while you were bending your body like a pretzel over there on your blue mat! Just wanted you to catch a couple points of observation from This Texan that left the Worth of Fort to the Land of Port to Worship freely at The Church:
    1st- The Show Was Great!
    2nd- The Crowd Seemed Quiet!
    3rd- I Took Your Advice & Bought All Items Suggested from SK!
    4th- The Bio Is Quite Interesting!
    5th- I Must Agree that MWP Does Indeed Seem To Be A Very Charming & Friendly Part of The Church That Folks Just Want To Be Around(my wife is actually showing faint signs of being possibly, slightly more enamored w/ MWP now after meeting him…..very strange…this was never the case in the 1st 21 years)!
    5th & a half- Did I mention MWP's Incredible Golf Swing!
    6th- Mr. Kilbey, You Sure Do Find Some Crazy Pretzel Like Yoga Positions On That Blue Mat!
    7th- Mr. Kilbey…Your Lyrics and Vocals Are Unparalleled!!!
    7th- The Church Remains Untitled, Untouchable, and Uncontested forever & ever Amen!THANKS SK FROM THE RECENT EARTHQUAKE CAPITAL OF THE MONTH IN TEXAS(We have had 6 now in June according to the USGA)

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    davem | 17 June 2009 at 6:21 am #

    Hi Steve.
    I've just seen there's a date cancelled.
    Is all ok?

    Dave
    x

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    Anonymous | 17 June 2009 at 6:35 am #

    The Seattle show was truly one of the best acoustic treatments I've ever heard the church in. fantastic venue and even though it was a strange juxtoposition thinking about the video of Reptile with the arens bobbing up and down to now when they played it with people sitting down and eating, it was a fucking incredible show. The sound was truly incredible in this venue and the church brought the sold out crowd what they paid for. I didn't see one person leave until the end. The Church are truly loved in Seattle

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    Freddie | 17 June 2009 at 10:46 am #

    Just a quick thank ye to the people posting links to photos from the gigs.

  63. avatar
    fantasticandy | 17 June 2009 at 11:11 am #

    no blogge?
    cancelled gig?
    a few words of reassurance will suffice………

  64. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 17 June 2009 at 11:26 am #

    i read by all these comments that you're making a helluva lot of people very happy……well done, man….

    love always….

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    Anna Crow | 17 June 2009 at 2:14 pm #

    i'm sincerely glad everyone is alright…. i was worried after the kansas show was cancelled.

    but i must admit i'm more than gutted it's not happening…. we were driving up from dallas for the show. guess we'll be missing this tour. color me sucker-punched πŸ™

    best wishes for the rest of the tour though.

    xxx, joanna satana

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    John Garratt | 17 June 2009 at 3:09 pm #

    Mr. Steve Sir,

    I can't see the Cleveland show. I'm playing that evening at a festival in central Ohio. So believe it or not, you and I are in direct competition for Ohio ears.

    Something tells me that you will win.

    Cee, which Southpark character is your profile picture? Never seen her.

    "Screw you guys, I'm going home."

    John Garratt

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    Anonymous | 17 June 2009 at 3:45 pm #

    Salut Steve, je suis vraiment content d'apprendre que The Church va jouer Γ  QuΓ©bec pour le Festival d'Γ©tΓ©. Qu'elle bonne nouvelle..!

    J'ai vraiment hΓ’te de vous voir en spectacle.

    Bonne route

    David Giroux


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