posted on April 4, 2009 at 8:42 pm

so much to say
so much to tell ya
hell i got no control over what i’m likely to write
i missed the school reunion
for so long i fantasied about showing up there
you know
oh i hi boris
oh oh morris
oh hi doris
i became a rock star…what did you do?
oh…realer state…how fasckinating!
maybe i shoulda shown up with my bass strapped on
can you imagine
and can you imagine the state
of some of them 55 year olde classmates of mine…?!
oh well
i’d walk in
i’d out trump em all
and i’d leave
au contraire
i’d show up
n be so fucking modest
that it’d drive em crazy
“hi horace
my silver grammy award.?..nah…its nothing….
but you were telling me about yer tomato plants… “
all in the most quiet voice n downcast shy eyes
whatever i may or may not have done
i didnae go…well it WAS in canberra
speeking of which i see the crunch is hedding to ottawa
which is the french word for capital city
and playing a blues fest (!?)
(theyll get the blues when they see how unbluesy we are..)
peter k to me : you dont have a black bone in yer body…!
(but i mean…who does?)
he meant that i had no soul n no rhythm
maybe that was true backstage in birmingham in 1990
but cmon
we just released the whitest middlest class anglo saxon lp ever..
i mean they should give em away with audis n saabs
(talking of saabs
theres a nice one up the road for sale early nineties 3000 bux
its tempting me…any comments on old cheap saabs?
it looks like its in mint cond)
ah where was i
birmingham in englend
birmingham alabama
i dont care for either that much
i dont like either city
n i dont like the name birmingham
sounds like a whole lotta red tape n malarky to me
i mean where wouldya rather be
birmingHAM or bondi bloody beach
i mean ok i know birmingham gave us duran duran
(and it shows)
and birmingham alabama gave us a gig at the steel works
but i cant see myself ever back there again
in either
theres certain places you know you never gonna return there
a regional tour of englend …not really likely
i think we’re TRYING to get to lunnon, guv’nor
i think we may try to get to amsterdamn
i know we doing nyc on the 8th of july
nyc the big appfel
oh boy
wait till they see my new way of rocking
wait till they see my very good roll
wait till they hear my croon like a hoarse n fucked up lark
wait till they hear us hammer it home
then we’ll see whose got the bluest boiled blood n blackest bones
i straddle all forms (effortlessly!)
i rock out
i swing down
i flow out
i suck in
i hurl about
i push on
i get into
forget that i’m 54 cos you just got paid
i laugh at old age…ha ha!
these days
anything is permissable
an old rocker gallivanting about
and shouting out
some song
about a lotta
he said
im a howlingwolfe
i go ooh hoo hoo
i go rocking to the east n the west
i embrace my inner hindu
i embrace my inner redneck
ever so lonely ever so lonely freebird
this is planet EARF!
and her name was ree-oh
and to cut a long kilt short
i lost my mind on the road between
tulsa n damascus
and jesus plays a fender jaguar
and he drives a daimler 6 point 9
jesus listens to big stars sister/lovers
cos theres a lovely song on there a bout hymn
jesus loves me this i know
cos some ignorant rednecked pig told me so
jesus oh sweet jesus the girl with the…
well…you know what kinda eyes they were…
and fuck
its sunday
its jesus daddys day
his day of rest
the rest of the day
and jesus stardust and the disciples from mars
and jesus takes you down to his place by the river
and they dont pay their dues like jesus anymore
and jesus saves
but he didnt save jeff buckley
and jesus my rsi is playing up today
and i wanna reconcile jesus n patti smith n opium n spacemen 3
and south america and marco boleyn and crystal skulls
n 23 skidoo n rocking n rolling and shooting up a river
and the statues of sharon stone
and its daylight saving
and its jesus saving
and its saving grace
and its gracious n giving
and please sister mor-feen
lay your cool cool hands on my head
and jesus jagger n jesus richards n jesus faithfull
and come all ye anita palindromes and gala dalis
and abyssinian sisters
see you can chuck anything in a blogge
anything in a song
you can chuck anything in my locker at the ice bergs
you can master a record
or record a master
i like my rock n roll n my jesus on the side
i like to rock because its fun in the summertime
i like to rock cos i’m a beastly beast n a rockin’ fool
i like to rock at 7 p.m. onna satta day night
my bass…oooh it rumbles n grumbles
as i pummel it
rockin robin tweet tweet
the magic bag
the magic stick
the magic dirt
the magic band
the magic beans
everything in my world is magic
watch out
jesus is around today
and he’ll be wanting ya to be good

35 Responses to “jesus’ daddys day”

  1. avatar
    Wasabi | 4 April 2009 at 10:17 pm #

    n jesus built my hot rod.;Dhaha,;) xo n he woz a karpanther,

  2. avatar
    loolaabillions | 4 April 2009 at 10:42 pm #

    yeah it’s all a
    jesus was really a
    black man

    maybe you can
    ask him to do
    an encore at the show….xx

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 April 2009 at 10:50 pm #

    Aahhh that reminds me I haven’t listened to some Alex Chilton for ages.. I do love that Sister Lovers album…. and I do worry if this is my last life!

    I gotta dig out that Chris Bell album you mentioned the other week too… I bought it years ago and have never listened to it..

    Not sure about the old SAAB… funny I had a girlfriend in Sydney with a ’79 years ago.. I spent more time pushing that thing around than sitting in it driving..


  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 April 2009 at 10:51 pm #

    Whoa there mister. It is also a nice little day at the office, so watch that spin your hitting right to the backline.
    Take pity on us folk in the 9-5 grind on a sunday; ).
    Jealous we are, precious

  5. avatar
    eek | 4 April 2009 at 11:03 pm #

    (talking of saabs
    theres a nice one up the road for sale early nineties 3000 bux
    its tempting me…any comments on old cheap saabs?
    it looks like its in mint cond)

    Don’t have a clue about that model, but I’ve known people who have had Saabs and absolutely loved them. Nice, solid, durable cars. The big problem they noted was that — at least here — they were expensive to repair. So you might want to check into that.

  6. avatar
    bezepae | 4 April 2009 at 11:07 pm #

    saab, great auto but there’s a reason they’re called “sob”.

  7. avatar
    princey | 4 April 2009 at 11:25 pm #

    Heyzeus spoke to me “childe, your prayers will be answered, the olden golden one will come back to thee, and fill thy world with glee, back in Melbee”.
    Ok, I’m happy with that:)

  8. avatar
    roomtone | 4 April 2009 at 11:39 pm #

    wait a sec, now i just have to comment, after all these years of keeping my thoughts to meself – the crunch is coming to ottawa? canada? where i live? (with the prime minister.) and play the blooz festival? which occcurs every year with alarming regularity and rarely has anything to do with any blues. but happens nonetheless just outside my 15th floor window? no. can’t be. just can’t be. … roomtone

  9. avatar
    stealthblue | 4 April 2009 at 11:56 pm #

    Yeah, and Birmingham ("Brum", UK) gave me my ex-wife!! HA! Too funny, I mean it just kind of figures, right? Actually, I found most of the peeps from around there to be pretty friendly, and from what I gather, the town/area has changed tremendously in the past few decades.

    oh, I forgot to mention, Steve, albiet a little later than most, I finally heard the entire Painkiller Album…LOVE IT!! Good on ya, SK. Thanks again for the music and…all you do really.


  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 April 2009 at 12:39 am #

    Hehe another duran duran bashing.
    7 & and the ragged tiger was the first record i begged my mom to buy. Loved that song "new moon on monday" Rio is a masterpiece.

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 April 2009 at 12:42 am #

    Big deal here in Tampa Bay.
    Or so I’m told.
    Tickets went on sale today for U2
    here in Tampa in October.
    Enough of these yo yo’s.
    When are YOU coming?

    Tampa, Fl

  12. avatar
    restaurant mark | 5 April 2009 at 1:10 am #

    that was a fun read…
    any word on a tour date in atlanta?

    take care

  13. avatar
    Richard | 5 April 2009 at 3:21 am #

    “any comments on old cheap saabs”

    NO! NO! NO!

    spend one more grand* and get a mid 90s camry

    (*$3950 for the car and $50 for a decent Groucho Marx mask so no one need ever know!)

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 April 2009 at 3:35 am #

    I Love U.

  15. avatar
    Richard | 5 April 2009 at 3:47 am #


    it’s what I see when I look at eek’s icon!

  16. avatar
    joanna satana | 5 April 2009 at 5:46 am #

    literal LOL @ “to cut a long kilt short”


  17. avatar
    melissa | 5 April 2009 at 7:06 am #

    I like Amanda’s post today 😀

    NYC in July … *sigh*


  18. avatar
    davem | 5 April 2009 at 7:31 am #

    How can I argue about Birmingham? I’ve lived here all my life. The venue you played in 90 is still going….just.
    I went to the same school as Nick Rhodes (Bates as he was then).
    Enjoy bloody Bondi!


  19. avatar
    davem | 5 April 2009 at 7:33 am #

    London and Amsterdam would be great!!

  20. avatar
    Jesus:the rainbow.the banjo.the lily pad.the crowning richards.zen doe chai piggy. | 5 April 2009 at 7:45 am #’re the Henson-est big blue frog.How embarrassing…or maybe you’re the Swedish chef.;D:) x

  21. avatar
    ronbonham | 5 April 2009 at 8:55 am #

    I hear US tour dates are coming out soon, hope yer coming to somewhere in Texas cause out of state is not at all likely! Either way I will be buying the new album the day it comes out, I am twitching like a junkie in a pharmacy waitin’ for it! =-)

    Love~n~Light from Ron Bonham!

  22. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 5 April 2009 at 10:37 am #

    day of rest, ay? wasn’t at my friggin’ house today, flat out doin’ stuff around the place….go to work tomorrow and have a rest ha ha….
    as for the 2nd hand saab, may be a cheap buy, steve but i think you’d find repair and spare parts rather pricey….have to agree with whoever up above suggested a good 2nd hand toyota….good cars, try a camry or a corolla….sorry, sound like a car boffin but i’m not….
    love always…..

  23. avatar
    fantasticandy | 5 April 2009 at 11:00 am #

    stayed out of the ‘drugs’ thing last few days.
    always been readily available to me.
    always been in the company of those who do use.
    don’t really know if iv’e witnessed ‘drug damage’ or just endured bad character traits that are inherent in people anyway.
    i don’t want to get all judgmental on anyone’s ass.
    personally i just don’t feel any need for any of these substances and i do tend to lean a little towards linjo’s take on things.
    yet i wholeheartedly agree with steve….no-one deserves to be jailed for growing a bit of weed.
    i thought about this for a couple of days before posting.
    and now i have….i realise iv’e contributed nothing to the debate whatsoever!

    v.groovy blog today killer, a nice way to start the day…..

    a new album coming your way in about two weeks or so….totally improvised live in the studio over three cold winter nights with ‘abel’ watching over the proceedings at all times.
    our output has taken on new depth since he moved in!
    and the new paintings?
    ….streuth killer,
    youv’e got a bit good at it ain’t ya!
    all the best,
    andy L.

  24. avatar
    daveoto | 5 April 2009 at 11:02 am #

    Londinium & Hamsterdam !!!
    Will try my damndest to get to both these (if they happenstance).
    All good uk/european churchgoers of all-faiths, denominations, colours & creeds should also try & gather together & gravitate to these cities (one or the other, or both) & celebrate.
    AlLtOGetHeR noW, PRay.(that these happen)

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 April 2009 at 11:19 am #

    Ha Ha,Davem!I was 11 years old,and asides from liking Duran,I thought also that Simon le Bon was a dish,…but i did like Nick Rhodes more,{being 11 n all,}because he had a parrot on his shoulder in the “My Own Way”video!!..8 n the ragged tiger.x

  26. avatar
    Freddie | 5 April 2009 at 12:39 pm #

    “peter k to me : you dont have a black bone in yer body…!
    (but i mean…who does?)
    he meant that i had no soul n no rhythm”

    You’ve got no “blues in your shoes”?!! Oh NOoooo baby, say it isn’t so!!
    Ha ha ha 😀

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 April 2009 at 1:01 pm #

    I have a mate with a 90’s Saab . He bought it new for a lot of money and It’s it’s been breaking down ever since. It’s become the financial curse of his life. Come to think of it if that Saab is owned by a guy called Andrew definitely don’t buy it..

  28. avatar
    lily was here | 5 April 2009 at 2:10 pm #

    Well, Jesus was here
    He was gonna be here soon
    he covered us with leaves
    And a blanket from the moon
    With that promise and a vow
    An ol' lullaby for my brow
    Yeah Jesus was coming
    "You better get busy now"
    I aint cleaned my house
    I aint milked my cow
    But i had an extra hour today, I found it.. up my sleeve
    I dreamt of rambling back roads, and rides in Genevieve
    I kept my eyelids open
    Then I spotted him,
    my sweet Lord
    George'd been watching the horizon
    To replace that ol'loved Ford
    Hesitantly he says in his brit accent "yeah,you'll look cool & dashing in that exclusive motor car"
    Bolan's niggling, "DO IT!
    It's a yuppy superstar 🙂
    For wizzing down the coastline
    or picking up soy from the local milkbar
    "But Killah, just remember"

    (with some apologies to Tom Waits. By the way, the Saab is a really groovy car, they drive real nice. I dont blame you for eyeing it, but reliable? Not sure, depends on the kms on the clock, the history, why are they selling it? Its a buyers market at the moment, there's gotta be a lotta good wheels around to suit ya)

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 April 2009 at 2:30 pm #

    no atlanta??
    no asheville?
    no south???

  30. avatar
    persephone2u | 5 April 2009 at 4:56 pm #

    I drove through Birmingham once on my way to Scotland. Can’t remember much about it, but I do love how the signs on the road don’t actually say Birmingham — they all seem to say B’ham, like Birmingham is too difficult to spell out all the time. Another thing I learned upon moving here was that I’d been pronouncing it wrong my whole life, calling it BirmingHAM rather than Birmingim or however it’s pronounced. Everyone thought my American way of saying it was funny, but at least I made people laugh…

  31. avatar
    davem | 5 April 2009 at 5:40 pm #

    And Stevie Winwood, Tony Hancock, Jeff Lynne, Jasper, Ozzy (oops).
    I’m feeling defensive now…it’s ok for me to knock brum ‘cos I live here…but no-one else…not even you SK!!

  32. avatar
    Angus | 5 April 2009 at 6:53 pm #

    Yes SK please come to London it will rock!

  33. avatar
    lloyd | 5 April 2009 at 10:08 pm #

    Steve, I hope this is alright to post. If I see it, then I know you’re okay with it…I’d understand either way.

    As Sue C mentioned on Seance, I now have all the US tour dates so far. If you want a sneak peek, join with all your details (name, city, state, region, country, phone number) to help out. Please do not put the venues/dates on the net until after the band’s official announcement tomorrow night. Still waiting on a couple of confirmations and final details.

  34. avatar
    kyle farley | 6 April 2009 at 3:26 am #

    ……………just delivered your "kilbey/kerouac…bukowski bedtime" intensity to my Lil' dos decade, 36-D-isciple of me….& she is mos def a "Church" chompin' cow-town kow-girl, under a big texas sky, in anticipation of another announcement of a
    date w/ destiny….unknown, but
    anywhere will do in the cradling arms of amerika! Your stylings are so mesmerising….stunningly powerful….more of a dance to the
    death in pamplona than an 8 second ride in Las Vegas…..with a trillian Bulls!

  35. avatar
    smoochgirl | 9 April 2009 at 3:28 pm #

    i would love to shoot the breeze with your inner redneck sometime (perhaps over some coors light….eeewwww!!)!

    i can totally see how the church songs are written… *snickers ‘n grins*

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