posted on February 19, 2010 at 4:33 am

well i was tired
and some other things going on
we were more evenhanded than canberra
but canberra had the oomph!
sydney i was just too spaced out to focus
it had been a long day
sometimes everything else gets in the way
the other guys thought it was good
i was just a bit underwhelmed with myself
i expected a secret cache of energy to fill me when i hit stage
but it never arrived
thats it
its over for a while
enmore theatre on 20, 21 march for rockwiz
a tour of perth/wa with ricky in early march
recording for down to cardboard n deadmans hand ep next week
getting teeth started on next week
trying to get everything else done before usa april
today i am one drained tired worn out old rocker
in spades!!

20 Responses to “notes on notes”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 February 2010 at 4:57 am #

    Steve –
    Good luck with les dents. My boss is having a bridge done – doesn't sound like a picnic.

    USA… April? Details, please!!!


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    esne snoner | 19 February 2010 at 5:08 am #

    well tired you may have been but no sign of that from where i was watching – it was a great show sk – the church continue to surprise and delight – from the selection of the support band featuring young guns of the local improvised music scene – through to the closing intensity of invisible

    and it's not just the guaranteed quality of the music these days it's now the sight of 4 incredibly talented musicians swapping instruments and one-liners with ease – making for a hugely entertaining and compelling show

    i used to boast about my favourite band never having to resort to covers but disarm is now at home amongst the originals and the neil young cover also a treat for this special acoustic show – oh, and nice to see the mandolin in the capable hands of peter koppes – and to hear some old gems again – new season, metropolis, almost with you – all delivered with the same energy and cohesiveness as the wonderful new material off u#23

    and speaking of consistency – again i watched in wonder at why this band is not woo-ing 'em in stadiums but at the same time so grateful that after 28 years i can still enjoy the occasion in relative intimacy – lucky us i say but still looking forward to the day when the rest of the world finally wakes up

    rest well and thanks again to all involved for another superb performance

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    Hellbound Heart | 19 February 2010 at 7:45 am #

    tired? you and me both!!
    can't wait for deadmans hand ep….

    love always….

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    Anonymous | 19 February 2010 at 10:16 am #

    Some reason why you shouldn't go to America this year:

    …they can't say aluminium properly

    …and much else of their spelling is atrocious

    …much of their road system is likely to be in a dire state after very bad weather, and we don't want you to be getting severely injured in all-night driving trips

    …some YouTube clips from last year in California seem to indicate that many Americans like to abuse you

    …and a lot of them only care whether you play UTWW

    …they call their baseball championship a World Series when they don't invite any other countries to take part

    …and, possibly most damning of all, they have the cheek to call a game where they hardly kick the ball 'football' whilst naming what the rest of the world understands to be football 'soccer'

    These are just some reasons off the top of my head why you should let the Americans stew a bit.

    Maybe visit the UK for a change?

  5. avatar
    veleska1970 | 19 February 2010 at 12:23 pm #

    good luck with the teeth.

    "today i am one drained tired worn out old rocker"
    so bizzy. 🙂

  6. avatar
    David T | 19 February 2010 at 12:28 pm #

    Hey Steve, you don't know me from a bar of soap (but I've bought almost every recording you've breathed into a mic on!).
    Just finished reading Robert Lurie's book on yourself and the band.
    Awesome read, awesome life! Continue please 🙂

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 February 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    Steve – yeah, get all that shit out of the way before April. Gonna be great in the States.

    I know yer scared as hell of florida and myrtle beach, as you should be, but would love a little swoop into north carolina, how about mountains, around asheville, the very nice orange peel club?

    good luck w/ the teeth, sounds awful.

    Wilfred P

  8. avatar
    fantasticandy | 19 February 2010 at 1:18 pm #

    'today i am one drained tired worn out old rocker'.
    …love ya candour steve!

  9. avatar
    Craig Miller | 19 February 2010 at 2:52 pm #

    What's this about USA in April? Do tell.

  10. avatar
    John Garratt | 19 February 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    Yes, April, USA, what's going on? And can I bring a toddler to whatever it is?

    John Garratt

  11. avatar
    davem | 19 February 2010 at 6:58 pm #

    Good to hear about the new recordings. Looking forward to purchasing and enjoying both.
    Have a good weekend all.

  12. avatar
    Phish Boy | 19 February 2010 at 8:06 pm #

    Time for a monster drink and some yoga.

  13. avatar
    Jasperina | 19 February 2010 at 10:57 pm #

    Steve, the energy and light shone through in spades. I still feel so lucky to witness the performance of a band I've admired for so many years. When it all comes together like it did at Notes time simply stands still. Alot of warmth and respect in the room. I liked the wild reinterpretation of your classics. A Jazz version of Reptile! for one of the encores was almost like performance art. The group of twenty something's standing next to me were blown away by Disarm it miraculously silenced them for the rest of the show. The funny banter played out between songs also adds another dimension for me.

    Grant yourself a sweet rest worn out rocker… you and your fabulous band did well.


  14. avatar
    cazziem | 20 February 2010 at 12:58 am #

    I feel I should be saying that you need to draw up a proper schedule for everything you do SK, and pace yourself, but me thinks that’s a little bit too sensible, so instead I’ll say…………

    Firstly I want to say that I agree with Anon at 9:16 PM, and secondly it’s really great to read all the good comments from various gigs. I’m sooooooooo envious of these lucky Australians to be able to enjoy a band that’s half British, whilst we hear in the cold, damp, dark UK can only dream that you and the guys will come play for us too?? I’m sure I’ve said it before, but isn’t it about time we have a DVD of some of these gigs, and not just a few minute of YouTube? Come one SK, zone in not out; you know there’s more to the world than Australia and America! It seems you guys are stuck on the letter A in the atlas; well just remember to select by vowel, cos E comes next, and then England must be the place!!!

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    ross b | 20 February 2010 at 1:51 am #

    I agree with Jasperina – the band were just lovely!! You guys are just so good together, and you never fail to weave musical magic. You are the best!! 🙂

    You looked terrific Steve, so clear and radiant – the yoga you espouse is clearly doing you well. (my 'yoga' for the night was to sink a string of peronis!) Liver damage, but ear bliss.

    And lovely to meet Richard (darwin rb) and Di, too.

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    Anonymous | 20 February 2010 at 1:54 am #

    Well call me biased, but I thought you were great. There was a happy vibe coming from the stage and I thought your jokes were funny too. As usual it was all over too quickly leaving me wanting more.

    Nice to meet Ross & Richard, like-minded souls with good taste in music.

    Hope you get a good sleep sk.

    Lady Di

    p.s. You look rather fetching in white sk, it really suits you. Very movie star!

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 February 2010 at 3:09 am #

    So good to see you and the boys. There was a really good vibe at the gig. As usual, the time flew, it ended all too soon. Could have seen a repeat performance and loved it just as much. What a hard choice the set list would be, guess you all pick afew songs.
    Really enjoyed the night, was on a high after it, and the next day. You guys always rock. Thought you and Marty were in fine humour, even Peter joined in. You all looked healthy and happy, keep it up. Thanks for your patience signing some merch, think your signing is now up to date till the next cd is released.

    Good luck with the Dentist, you'll feel so much better afterwards and it will be a worry off your mind.

    Glad there's a lot happening for you and if time permits please do a Sydley gig with Mr Ricky, been a long time between solo gigs.

    Rest up and you'll be fully energised and ready to spread the good vibes.

    Peace & love

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  19. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 20 February 2010 at 11:42 am #

    got the latest massive attack album today……i like it lots….

    love always…..

  20. avatar
    Roger | 22 February 2010 at 7:41 pm #

    Forget America. Come to Canada. It's much friendlier here. It's supposed to be a North America tour, so I assume you plan to have some Canadian dates. Please play Toronto. It's been too long.

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