posted on April 9, 2010 at 1:11 am

san fran yeah that was a good show
we play like a real band with real instr. n everything
i sing like a llama
ply my base
see ya little baby shes a real reptile
we wont listen to the lizard part of our brains
steve kilbey live from the front
hours n hours driving arriving all most surviving
l. a. seems like a ripple in my memory now
we move on rapid-oh baby
check in
check out
wheres the internet
wheres the bed
wheres the shower
wheres the yoga
wheres the rainy window that never opens
unexpected winter still lingers in oregone
as we drive up to gig it starts to hail ha ha
snowy mountains come out of the sky and they stand there
tonight portland
its cold here
i miss my bondi beach
i miss my balcony
its lovely here too
gothicky pittsburghy feel but in the n west
i like it here
the bridges n rivers n the freaks
we play a nice little place i guess
they change when the peoples come in
i get a soup from a vegan place
do an interview but guess what
their camera didnt work so….
my feet are cold
my shirt n my face is wrinkled
my skin hurts in the cold
i am stiff and tired
nowhere to relax here neither
a tiny cramped little room backstage
dont envy me its not always any fun
boo hoo boo fucking hoo
ha ha ha ha

* music “the kicker” by the church x 2

28 Responses to “rode movie *”

  1. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 9 April 2010 at 2:28 am #

    seems like you're tripping on more ways than one…..

    the drippy noises at about 1:50 are not good for somebody with a full bladder!!

    love always…..

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    Freddie | 9 April 2010 at 2:53 am #

    “i sing like a llama
    So you are going to hum a strange tune
    and then spit on us? :^\

    “tonight portland
    its cold here”
    Ah, Portland…sounds beautiful
    and I’m serious about that,
    well Oregon anyway,
    not the city per se.

    “my skin hurts in the cold"
    Yes, I seem to recall that it hurt in the hot of Bondi summer too.
    You just "can’t get no satisfaction," can you.

    “boo hoo boo fucking hoo
    ha ha ha ha “
    :^) That’s the spirit! xoxo

    Oh, and I enjoyed the "Rode" Show too ♥

  3. avatar
    Steven Krut | 9 April 2010 at 3:23 am #

    I've only been out west once to visit a friend at Berkeley. If they legalize my favorite vice I am SO moving there! ha-ha! 🙂

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 April 2010 at 3:45 am #

    but evidence of determination
    4 witch (forthwith) you get a gold star

    love and chins

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    TxRok | 9 April 2010 at 6:02 am #

    11:11 – I have a miniature llama named baron – hopefully you did not sound like him when he is laughing. Nothing is worse than cold feet and hailstorms. Hope things get bettah, bettah … Betttaah! It is spring in East Texas, and very nice weather here. Have a cuppa hot tea!

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    Adam Stielstra | 9 April 2010 at 6:17 am #

    I hope Seattle is a bit more comfortable for you. I look forward to meeting you there. I'll be the tall shy fan of old at the soundcheck. Can I bring anything for cheer (besides Bondi Beach)? A joke, a song, a cake, a coffee, a functioning camera?

    A sincere fan,


  7. avatar
    davem | 9 April 2010 at 6:19 am #

    Have you managed to sort out your specs?
    You're a bloody tease with this ep. It's killing us not being able to buy it!

  8. avatar
    Scott | 9 April 2010 at 6:23 am #

    Thank you for the fantastic show earlier this evening @ Mississippi Studios. What a treat for a fan to see good music well executed in a small and intimate venue. Superb trip down memory lane, in reverse no less.

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    Anonymous | 9 April 2010 at 7:08 am #

    Bad luck about the glasses, next time always take a spare pair. I learnt that lesson myself. Hope u managed to get a temp pair from a store.

    On the plus side so glad the tour is going well, knew it would. Know for sure how people feel after the show, it's a show that's guaranteed to make u happy, and ends way too fast. U and Marty should do the warm up before the show. Keep up the good work, safe travelling and get on afew more TV shows.

    Peace & love

    ps gavgams re MT. I read about him & the Kilbey family in the book too. Thanks anyway.

  10. avatar
    simonlawlor | 9 April 2010 at 7:13 am #

    crispin glover your camera man?

  11. avatar
    12str | 9 April 2010 at 7:32 am #


  12. avatar
    fantasticandy | 9 April 2010 at 8:17 am #

    i like those backwards guitar things…..

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 April 2010 at 9:36 am #

    one could think there's some subliminal messages hidden in the clip there somewhere…..all that flashing…..what have you done to my brain…….help!!!!! 🙂

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    goodtobeclean | 9 April 2010 at 11:39 am #

    don from yukon will say hello to sk in seattle if op arrives. again travel to bg us city in search of….soup and tunes. southern climes of warshington beckon….

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    Anonymous | 9 April 2010 at 11:58 am #

    bet you miss your bondi fig.

    go east, old man, plenty of jazzy vegetables.

    wilfred paradise

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 April 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    The church tonight in Seattle. You guys are welcome to come eat at my place on me. We are only 3 blocks away from the show box. We have soup, sandwiches, salads, etc. some of our stuff is vegan . Just go into the market, turn right and walk 3 blocks and you'll see Michou . We only play Church music all day at Michou.
    Thanks, see you at the show tonight

  17. avatar
    Broken Toys and Heros | 9 April 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    loved the swimming pool…looked like 69"s swimming at all ends…erotic.

    i hope u get some rest and try and enjoy some time on this tour.

    1 week to chicago, i hope the weather here is great for u guys.

    for all the aussies out there, please shoot some footage of chicago if u can to showcase the greatest city on earth for them. i think they would enjoy it- our city is so clean and the skyline is the worlds best. im very partial to that.

    b safe and well ,


  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 April 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    Steve, thanks for the show last night. I had never been to that venue before and was surprised to see how small it was. I noticed a few times on stage that you almost backed into Tim's bass drum. Enjoyed the show and was happy to hear tunes that I had never heard live before. I won't give any away for those who will see you down the road. 30 years is a long time and when I think of all the bands I listened to in the 80's, most, if not all, have called it a day, yet you, Peter, Marty and Tim continue to provide me an escape from ?????

    Thank's for the free CD and program. That made the evening that much more special.

    Keep rockin'

  19. avatar
    Ryan | 9 April 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    cool rode movie. where'd ya get the submarine? umm… better get that drip fixed before the hole thing goes to hull…

  20. avatar
    Shannon | 9 April 2010 at 4:07 pm #

    It was cold and miserable last night in Portland. The show was fabulous though and this fan of the past 25 years thanks you.

  21. avatar
    Cee | 9 April 2010 at 4:49 pm #

    Glad you had a sunshine filled day off in San Francisco – I was unable to attend due to some stuff going on, nothing health wise thankfully – just general wonkyness…

  22. avatar
    Ellen | 9 April 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    Oregon is a gorgeous state – so green and lush, but don't forget us poor fools in LA!

    Stay safe out on the road. Enjoy the journey and thanks for sharing it with us. It's a vicarious thrill reading a raw first-hand account of what it's like to tour from a true rock-n-roller.

  23. avatar
    cazziem | 9 April 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    I enjoyed the vid and sounds, but thought my brand new pc had gone tits up at 2:15 the the effect you put in. Don't scare me like that!
    I, like Fantasticandy, enjoy the backward guitars, so when the vid changed to rewind was kinda hoping the music would play forward.
    I also concur with Davem – up are a bloody tease, but that's putting it mildy!

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 April 2010 at 11:05 pm #

    steve kilbey and the band (in no order),
    excuse my self indulgence, it happens after a bottle of malbec.
    Sentiment has just kicksd in and the great google goddess has led me one on a path to…………. my youthful passions.
    Excuse me while I give you and your dear readers a little anecdote of importance at least to me.
    I was a grubby little apprentice chef in the early 80's in Newcastle Austalia some time ago. Chopping the veges one day, I heard the strident strains of an unfamiliar song. It is the only time I have called a radio station to enquire, " who the fuck was that". THE CHURCH he said, the song ONE DAY, SEANCE was the album, affectual then, even more affectual now after a bottle and a half of MALBEC. YEARS later, albums/cds/many vegetables later, I have seen you guys play all over the world for the past 25 years, from Gosford, Australia to eastern Europe.
    I'm still cookin', your still rockin', hope you are drinking good red wine, get some east coast pinot from OREGON or RUSSIAN RIVER.

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    cantfuknstopnowseemesomwhere8thsearchdownfrom"picassogoat"videogooglesearchgofigurecomeseemegofindyouyourstillbeautifulbaby | 10 April 2010 at 12:23 am #

    cant fukn


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    Mama Nomad | 10 April 2010 at 12:28 am #

    oh damn i just burnt the bacon, stumbling onto your blog while searching for a playlist of last night's show in portland. the hubby and i were very very sad to have missed the first half of the show due to a misprint in the paper (said doors at 8, show at 9) so by the time you played Grind i was just getting warmed up. i compared it to blue balls…or what i imagine blue balls feels like as i'm a lady:) it was intimate and fabulous and we'd surely see you there every night if you boys were inclined to play here more often. thank you for the music and the laughter!

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    Hellbound Heart | 10 April 2010 at 9:19 am #

    hey brien comford (have i spelled that correctly? hope so)…..where are ya mate? it's a little emptier without your pithy observations of various things…..get your hands on a copy of rolling stone magazine (australian or maybe american)……has a stellar article about jeff beck and eric clapton…..hope you're keeping well….

    peace and love…..

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    princey | 10 April 2010 at 10:26 am #

    Ejoyed that, but you're sounding home sick already, you poor thing. Only 17 shows to go and you'll be back sk. It's getting cold here too.

    Keep on, keeping on sk:))
    love Amanda

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