posted on March 9, 2015 at 4:26 pm
a new bus in a new town

a new bus in a new town

Chicago Cleveland Cincinnati

we swim thru these cities

playing our music

nudging the songs on in to the future

whats it like, kilbo ?

asks a voice in an other room

you fucking lil superstar

you over the top over the hill

over the moon

thrum thrum thrum

deadpan them droll lyrics

wiggle your old hippy hips

oh moses you knows the power and the glory

tonite its always tonite

oh you lock in you lock in you locking in

a black poet on the street raps a poem to me

i give him a fiver

he says i just wanna eat something man

his poem is strange and hypnotic

everyone on this street knows my name


a woman jumps up on stage tackling me and wont let me go

i hold up my arms to indicate i’m not holding the ball

one of the road crew gets her off eventually

she’s saying something in my ear over the din of the music

i’m aware of how wet and sweaty i am as we come apart

in cleveland 3 attractive women are getting it on down the front

touching each other and stuff

giggling and that kind of thing

a lot of people in the cleveland audience making out and all that

people smoking weed at various gigs in the crowd

oh a hotel room too with a soft bed

starbucks coffee in a mall somewhere

people stare at us with our outlandish accents

we listen to 3 big star albums in a row

i read my alex chilton book

i walk in a bar and the box tops are playing

i look at snowy america go by

i go onstage and i rock n roll

i shout out this stuff i sing

blam bang wallop yeah crash

USA tour ok alright!






22 Responses to “roam inner day”

  1. avatar
    Lada | 9 March 2015 at 5:10 pm #

    Why do I feel so helpless in this God forsaken country – Its been evident of the demise of my country, but I guess I never realized it so much as when you and the band came here to share your gifts and talents and only so many got it. Never before had I been at such a level of disgust with my country as when they did not receive you as they should have.

    When I see my country through the eyes of foreigners who are here on a visit and whom were not overly thrilled with their visit here, it sparks something deep in me, something that wants to scream I feel ashamed. I am sorry, I want to apologize, I want to make amends for all the bad thats gone on and all the wrongs or disappointments while you all sojourned here in this land.

    Although I’m super new and so late in discovering you and your music, I totally appreciate you and the band and all your talents. Please know some of us out here love hearing from you, some of us are not fanatics even though we appear to be. Some of us connect on a totally different level that transcends the conventional route…

    Still discovering, still in awe just wish things were perfect for you guys –
    Mega Peace, Mega love, Mega blessings..

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    mk_82 | 9 March 2015 at 5:39 pm #

    I attended the Cincinnati show earlier and it was fantastic (“Well done,” as was said)! First time seeing you folks live and hopefully won’t be the last. I had the pleasure of briefly meeting you before the show and I want to thank you for being kind and gracious in that awkward moment. Ordinarily I don’t get start-struck but I kind of blanked and felt like a buffoon when I said hello. Best to you and the rest on the upcoming shows and thanks for the music.

    Michael K. W.

    • avatar
      garrattjohn | 10 March 2015 at 4:57 am #

      Don’t feel bad, Michael. I’ve met Steve Kilbey twice now and I still don’t know how to speak to him without sounding like an idiot.

  3. etta
    etta | 9 March 2015 at 5:48 pm #

    ‘When you think about you we touch ourselves’ Chissy Hind.

  4. avatar
    Chris | 9 March 2015 at 6:15 pm #

    seems like a lot of narrow closed roads…gimme the wide open one

  5. avatar
    garrattjohn | 10 March 2015 at 12:20 am #

    That was a thunderous set last night, but man am I tired.

  6. avatar
    MarlaRobbinson | 10 March 2015 at 3:41 am #

    “I read my Alex Chilton book. I walk in a bar and the Box Tops are playing.”

    Have not the musical gods blessed you with such a wondrous synchronicity moment?

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    always | 10 March 2015 at 4:19 am #

    Welp. Cool about the soft bed – transcending baby.

    Funny/strange how people beguile themselves these days – a generational thing, it’s now a selfie world, Steve.

  8. avatar
    deacon12 | 10 March 2015 at 7:08 am #

    Rockin’ time in Cincy last night!The Kentucky Womb contingent(John,Noel,Joey and Jay) were a little late arriving but were there in force .Sorry we never got to say hello this go ’round.

  9. etta
    etta | 10 March 2015 at 8:12 am #

    Now, are you ok tho? No injuries? Hope youre insured for that kind of occupational health n safety issue? And youre not being self deprecating saying she only managed to tackle you because you were slippery with sweat?!

  10. avatar
    BradW | 10 March 2015 at 10:29 am #

    Thought the Chicago show was truly a pleasure. The wife and I enjoyed it immensely. Can’t believe it’s been 10 years since we saw you at House of Blues. Made a point of not listening to the new album until I saw the show, and I am very impressed with the new songs. Also enjoyed the deep cuts you pulled out of the vault. Best wishes!!!

  11. avatar
    jburton45 | 11 March 2015 at 4:16 am #

    Thoroughly enjoyed the Cincinnati show – I was mesmerized (as usual at a Church show) by the sights and sounds. My wife and I ran into you strolling the streets of Cincinnati before the show – I think it was said before but I was so amazed that I was talking to you that I probably sounded like a fool. Appreciate you being so kind to take the time to talk and sign a couple items later. BTW, my son was inspired to hear you didn’t start playing until you were 17. I was there when you chatted with the street poet– you were really struck by him. Hope to run into you further down the road.

  12. avatar
    Boriah | 11 March 2015 at 11:09 pm #

    Come back to Bondi.

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