posted on April 21, 2010 at 3:58 am

unreality sets in
i push on
i sing i play
detroit
madison
no
lyonesse
no
atlanta
hartford
ilium
constantinople
i look in the mirror
oh ageing down the ages
we pull in somewhere for gas
i check my monitor
i lose my key
i lose my patience
i eat some cashews
a large soy latte please
more guitar in the left speaker please
can i sit in the front
can we stop soon my legs are aching
hotels blur by in green and brown
goodbye everybody
i gotta go
gotta leave you all behind n face the truth
i drink some booze
i drink some water
pack my case
unfold my guitar
stretch out on my mat
i zoom along thrum thrum hum thrum
i get in i get out i get in again
smoke some more
play some more drive some more
forget some more
unreality has set in
new york
tokyo
london
munich
everybody talking bout
pop music

26 Responses to “momentum”

  1. avatar
    Jasperina | 21 April 2010 at 4:53 am #

    Have my mat right alongside my bed so yoga has become much like sleep for me…regular, necessary, dreamy and peaceful.

  2. avatar
    M E M | 21 April 2010 at 4:55 am #


    i wrote this today hope it makes u feeel better…

    M E M

  3. avatar
    Mary | 21 April 2010 at 4:59 am #

    Shoobie doobie doo wop,Bop bop shoo wop, haha i used to love that song, anyways glad to hear from you today, always look forward to reading your blog everyday!

    love mary

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 April 2010 at 5:10 am #

    groovy, very groovy and poetics portraiture in the color of spring (chartreuse)

    If you know what chartreuse is and you're a man, you might be gay!! LOL!

  5. avatar
    cazziem | 21 April 2010 at 5:13 am #

    I don’t envy you your hectic schedule SK. No real time to rest or recoup, one place blends into the next. Pity one of your past lives wasn’t as a travelling minstrel; which would make this tour a walk in the park.

    Can’t help wondering how the other guys are feeling? I’ve always felt America to be an ott country, which is perhaps its worst and best quality dependant of what you want, so unreality probably is reality, just hard to acknowledge when things move so quickly. I guess this isn’t just the 30th anniversary tour, but a genuine Blurred Crusade!!!

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 April 2010 at 5:48 am #

    'M' — I heard you don't particular care for The Church as your band name….well, it's a hell of a lot better than 'M' (although it didn't stop "Pop Music" from hitting #1 on the Billboard charts 🙂

  7. avatar
    princey | 21 April 2010 at 6:14 am #

    Hello there, loving the pictures sk, hope there was a bit of a smile there somewhere. Yeah, its hard dealing with unreality innit?
    Well, you're half way there, not too much longer til you're back in Bondi, enjoy it Killsy:)
    love Amanda

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 April 2010 at 6:52 am #

    Shooby dooby shoowop, ah bap bap shoowop!!

  9. avatar
    evilren | 21 April 2010 at 6:57 am #

    thx for keepinit unreal Kilbey yeah pop
    I can't get yer clever pop gem 'after everything'
    outta me head– I just listen to it over n over–
    I'm going insane aahhhhhhhhhhhh!!
    enjoi yer journey

    ren

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 April 2010 at 7:54 am #

    Argh! The joys of touring.
    Don't worry, next month it will be a memory.

    Peace & love
    Therese

  11. avatar
    fantasticandy | 21 April 2010 at 10:00 am #

    london'n munich eh?
    everyone talkin''bout church music.

  12. avatar
    steven koontz, high point, NC | 21 April 2010 at 11:53 am #

    hang in there, Sir Kilbey !!

    only a little while to go !! the East coast fans and venues really love you …..see you in Sellersville Saturday !!

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 April 2010 at 12:08 pm #

    new york
    london
    paris
    munich
    everybody talk about
    pop music

    classic! m hmm….

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 April 2010 at 12:17 pm #

    …all ya need is….

  15. avatar
    Koala Sprint | 21 April 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    Bloody Volcano. I've had to cancel my trip to New York to see you play. Im absolutely gutted.
    I sincerely hope to see you in Europe…someday soon.

    Good luck with the rest of the tour. It sounds amazing (which doesn't make me feel any better).

    Cheers

    Stephen

  16. avatar
    gigi78 | 21 April 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    I remember when we met,
    the feeling, the connection.

    We grew together and we danced in life, though there was a time I lost you.

    But the river will flow to the sea.

    Summer will herald Fall.

    Until we meet again.

  17. avatar
    LF | 21 April 2010 at 1:21 pm #

    Re: ageing down the ages–
    Did you know that you look younger in real life? I was surprised by it. Perhaps mirrors and pictures don't capture your energy.

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 April 2010 at 1:49 pm #

    http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/6119813/2/istockphoto_6119813-floral-skull.jpg

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 April 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    floral skull royalty free!!!

    http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:LRs2o0lxjw3cxM:http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/6119813/2/istockphoto_6119813-floral-skull.jpg

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 April 2010 at 3:16 pm #

    Interstate highway – will get you where you are going, but they are often long and tiresome. That said, you have the life that some would be green for . . . You are a lucky man. Wish I could say "see you soon in __________!"

  21. avatar
    robertmadore | 21 April 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    …I'm frightened by the total goal
    I'm drawing to the ragged hole…

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 April 2010 at 5:47 pm #

    cleveland don't want ya!

  23. avatar
    Cocoamo | 21 April 2010 at 6:22 pm #

    Dear Steve:

    I believe the medical term is Dragon Ass Syndrome? Anyway, I can't imagine how you are all doing it. We just drove two days from Florida to PA and still feeling it.

    If you get a chance, watch the two links here to put a smile on your face and charge your battery.

    One is a particularly funny Daily Show.

    The other a Charlie Rose interview with Neil Young. They discuss the creative process in songwriting and show a few clips, as you might expect. But then, in case you haven't been keeping up to date, he is pursuing a method of eliminating roadside refueling. Awe inspiring. Brought a tear from me.

    Three of my heroes–Charlie Rose, Neil Young, and Jon Stewart. But you are still at the top of the list.

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/tue-april-20-2010-john-o-hara

    http://www.charlierose.com/search/search/502?text=Neil+Young

    Your friend in Pennsylvania

  24. avatar
    Ellen | 21 April 2010 at 9:29 pm #

    I must say you really DO look fabulous, Steve. Yes, we all age, but boy do we age differently [depending on lifestyle, genetics, stress levels, etc.] but what you're doing lately is working very well for you.

    Hang in there. Your fans are really looking forward to seeing/hearing The Church. Then you can go back home to your loving family.

    You're a very "rich" man – you make your living as a musician/artist, you have a devoted wife, five gorgeous daughters, a band with whom you've played/toured for 30 years [must be a record] … you're very blessed.

  25. avatar
    m.p.k | 21 April 2010 at 11:20 pm #

    You're a very "rich" man – you make your living as a musician/artist, you have a devoted wife, five gorgeous daughters, a band with whom you've played/toured for 30 years [must be a record] … you're very blessed.

    Word. We all pass thru the same stages of disillusionment but few of us are making anything worthwhile out of them. You guys are men, but playing music of the gods. You're saving souls mate. You'd suffer anyway, regardless. None of us escape it, but some of us create something. And that's what lasts. The rest is just dross that burns off with time.

  26. avatar
    jaywcee | 22 April 2010 at 12:31 am #

    I'm the lame-o who yelled "HEY!" & gave a fist-pump when you all piled out of the Club Cafe in Pittsburgh for your between-set break; an unforgettable moment for you, I'm sure… Finances & circumstances wouldn't allow me to catch you on this tour & I was so shocked to see you at all that that was the best I could do on short notice. Sorry; I know it was pathetic. In my defense, I HAVE seen you on the last 3 tours; this one just didn't work out. Best wishes for the rest of the tour & as long as you 4 keep makin' music, I will be listening closely. Thanks.


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