posted on April 22, 2016 at 7:48 am
smoky day

smoky day

we hit new orleans and ohio

and brooklyn and a load of other places

the bus creaks and rattles and glides through america by night

i wake up we are somewhere different

the gear all comes out again

all them expensive guitars and stuff

it all gets set up again

we sound check again

the vips come n meet n greet

steve pick something from the menu please

what time is the first set?

can i get some more vocals in the monitor please?

my bass booms

my voice crackles and floats

the music jangles on and on

the drums pound etc

the people clap

i remember all the  words and notes in some miraculous sequence

all that stuff i wrote some of it so long ago


playing in the usa

the bus the cafes the tr

15 Responses to “rocknroll tour”

  1. etta
    etta | 22 April 2016 at 8:58 am #

    Shrouded in smoke just like my laundry spinner now. Wow.

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    monica | 22 April 2016 at 9:13 am #

    thanks for coming back.
    look forward to seeing your shows in
    Buffalo & Cleveland. you’re in the home stretch….

  3. Jmb066
    Jmb066 | 22 April 2016 at 10:03 am #

    So sad you are not coming to Michigan, even worse I could not travel due to work at this time of the year to see you. Hope you will be back soon, news is all filled with the death of Prince today, several years ago when Michael Jackson passed you were in Ferndale MI for a show with The Church. Not sure why I just remembered that it was an amazing show, hope all is well and you come back soon. Really looking forward to Speed Of Stars and whatever you got cooking for Golden Robot, hopefully a new Church album soon.

    Take Care,


  4. Kraig
    Kraig | 22 April 2016 at 3:52 pm #

    Keep On Rockin’ In The Free World! Me not being a musician but a great music fan always wonder how you guys remember all them lyrics and songs, guess you play em so much it’s just like riding a bike. You ever get tired of playing a certain song sometimes…i would and completely understand. Still wished i had seen you guys this time around, sigh…maybe next interlude. Big Cheers from Saint Louie, which you probably most likely drove through with the Arch and Mississippi River passin’ by..unless you slept through Saint Louie 😛 Cheers and have fun with the rest of your tour and trip!

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    veleska1970 | 22 April 2016 at 8:53 pm #


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    Michel | 22 April 2016 at 10:58 pm #

    Fortunately the Fairfield show can be seen on youtube (thanks larryrulz !).
    The Blurred Crusade, such a great great, great album !
    And I must admit your voice suits “Field of Mars” pretty well too…

  7. kevinbreton
    kevinbreton | 23 April 2016 at 11:13 am #

    I just recorded the guitar and bass riffs to tear it all away on my old mac computer. Just a genius bassline How the heck did you do that?? It’s all within 2 frets and then the open D. You have the bendyest slidy bass style I have ever heard without going into the slap pop. I never liked jazz Let me know if you teach via internet. I have a college degree in music theory but your style isn’t a pencil and paper. Tear it all away is this autumnal overcast beautiful piece. Like going out in a jacket in the fall on a walk. It could be called tear it all away as in a tear drop too. It’s melancholy but the biting lyrics break that melancholy linger and makes it bolder than just melancholic trash. I play rickenbacker 12 string and tear drop vox bass. I can probably pay any price you have to learn. You are a really special person Mr Kilbey. Ps. Im always in a cloud of smoke. I switched to electro cigs years ago and these things just make me live in like a misty forest at dawn. Kevyn

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