posted on October 1, 2018 at 9:36 am

64 not out

here I am baby you know where to find me

im back in the USA yeah you gotta be across all that

im in a holiday inn in Long Beach how rocknroll is that?

im playing a rock festival in a few hours oh boy

so old still leading this childish life

hummin’ n a’strummin’ all over gods world

and I like it I like it I like it I like it

here we go o rockin’ all over the world

fuckin’ rock n roll baby hail hail hail

me and my bass yeah

im a dumb ass old rocker going deaf and laying down a riff

starfish the album in its ENTIRE fucking TY

Ploog n Marty long gone I say oh my n a boo hoo

but we got Tim n Haugy n Caino boy those cats sure know how to rock

they make it look easy

thirty years just slipped by in the twinkling of an eye

all that stuff disappeared into times maw

im still here baby rockin n rollin

not yet in ashes or in jail or in some lonely place

still quaffing the applause and drinking limelight juice

still twinkling around that old stagey stage ha ha listen to me

some pale ole Cassius clay spruiking his fading star into the ether

still fuck you’ll miss me when im fucking gone

when I’ve sung UTMW for the final gig n they lay me down in my cheap box

when my voice of ripped velvet is silent

when my nimble fingers are stiff and cold

ha ha ha

no more starfish then

‘less they get a replacement n fuckin carry on with it

good luck to em

and that idiot whoever ever it is replaceth me

good luck old son rock hard and remember to lunge

suffer the slings n arrows of outrageous fortune you ninny

cos being a rocker is the best gig in the world

bar nun

 

your humble handsome scribe Long Beach cali 30th sept 2018

 

14 Responses to “L’ameriqa”

  1. avatar
    Stormboy | 1 October 2018 at 10:33 am #

    He’d have big suede boots to fill. Keep on rockin in the “free” world!

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    dianeandjohn | 1 October 2018 at 4:00 pm #

    hi sk
    welcome back to the US!!
    we’re so excited for your show in our hometown of boulder🌟
    we’d like to extend an invitation to you and the band
    for dinner and/or drinks & appetizers at our house 🙂
    oct 11, time flexible.
    love,
    diane and john
    xo

  3. Jmb066
    Jmb066 | 2 October 2018 at 6:04 am #

    Welcome back to the USA, see you in Canada. Have a great tour, special weekend for Toronto show as Jazz will be available everywhere. See you there.

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    Gumtree | 2 October 2018 at 3:10 pm #

    Hey Steve, best wishes in the US, you look great in the pic.
    Just been listening to a playlist of your best going back to Bel Air. You’ll still be here when you’re gone on all the radios and devices in the world.

  5. avatar
    Desertrance | 5 October 2018 at 5:51 am #

    Enjoying every minute of it when I can catch you!!!

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    bamsgboards | 5 October 2018 at 10:00 pm #

    Steve,

    It’s great to see a blog post from you again. I’m very glad you’ve arrived in the USA safely. I get to see you and the band in just a few days, in Salt Lake City, including the meet & greet, and I’m super excited.

    Having just flown a long flight myself, I wonder if you could even count how many times you’ve flown across the pacific. The amount of time you’ve spent in airplane seats must add up to a staggering number after all these years.

    BA

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    Mangotango | 8 October 2018 at 2:50 pm #

    At10/5 Triple Door show I really felt the great energy of the band. Great vesrsions of Starfish songs. And OMG Anaesthesia came! Amazing Day5 remix. Loved your extra wigglely move (can’t get enough, so I hope you keep it up;) Thank you for all the wig outs! Transcendent show!! Thank you so much. 10/6 show was also wonderful, with different good energy. So happy I could finally hear loud enough bass of yours on this tour. I could really hear each of you that night, and I was stunned once again how great the band and the music is. Now I’m feeling blue because you guys are gone, but I will keep the wonderful moments in me forever. Safe trip, and hope your sinus trouble gets better;) Steven. xoxo Masumi

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    Lady Di | 10 October 2018 at 12:14 pm #

    I sure will miss you when you’re gone SK but I reckon you’ll outlive me anyway;

  9. etta
    etta | 10 October 2018 at 12:38 pm #

    Quick hello from the spot

  10. avatar
    Ingrid | 10 October 2018 at 2:32 pm #

    How sweet it is you’re still doing your thang!!!

  11. avatar
    kell | 11 October 2018 at 10:30 pm #

    No one can or will EVER replace YOU!!! EVER!!!

  12. avatar
    knot | 9 November 2018 at 2:46 am #

    I’ve got the vapors. There is something dreadfully wrong with my phone, and I haven’t been getting any blog posts since Valentine’s Day. Look at all the dreams, nightmares and dark matter between stars I have been missing out on. I swear machines conspire against me. It must be because I am a bad fairy, born backwards and redheaded in the midnight hour. Love you so much & can’t wait to see you again.
    ~Knot aka Tessa Kathleen

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    tellitron | 10 November 2018 at 12:05 pm #

    Unbelievably, no one has commented on SK’s American tour report. FYI, I drove a significant distant (7 hrs) to see the band for the 10th time in Kansas City on October 14 and it was worth every single mile and then some. Starfish in full was predictably excellent, but it was the second half of the show that really sealed the deal with unexpected offerings from the fantastic Hologram of Baal (Anaesthesia!! and Louisiana) plus choice cuts from the back catalog, spanning all eras. No hyperbole – the show was one of the best I have ever seen. Kilbey is singing and performing better than he did in the band’s ‘Heyday’, so to speak. Not to mention that Man, Woman, Life, Death, Infinity is one of the band’s greatest achievements. I could go on and on, but you get the idea…

  14. kevinbreton
    kevinbreton | 12 November 2018 at 5:04 am #

    Hey there glorious Steve. God bless much love my friend! I bought a few church albums on vinyl. Man I was even lucky enough to meet Marty back in Pittsburgh a decade ago. Did you enjoy Andre Brenton’s magnetic fields that I handed you back in St. Louis?? That’s the land of my forefathers. Loved it. But the they gave the firs a way better sound system than you guys. Darn!! Anyway Steve man you are such a rockin guy. Full of life and inspiration. I really mean it. I love you guys so bad. Andre Bretons magnetic fields I think was 1919-same year as the magnetic theremin…, in a way 1919 was the year of magnetism. Haha. Awww man I tell everyone about your small venue low cost shows and how nice you all are. Ahhhh all the best to you Steve and the church. !!!! You guys are legend man. Your pal, Kevyn HareBinko


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