posted on July 31, 2016 at 1:31 pm
same old same old

our net could hold silk stars


another hot place

another hot day

another gig

not complaining

just saying

just saying i had enough i guess

lost my motivation somewhere

lost my self

lost my way

now i’m stuck here inside of me

play a gig

get on the bus

go to wherever else is next

this one left me numb


13 Responses to “salt lake city”

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    Crowd of Stars | 31 July 2016 at 2:55 pm #

    Conrad said “Man is more than two sticks crossed. He is more like the sea, dragging up, God knows what at any given moment.” You’ve got this, Steve. Almost home can be cruel, but you’re more like the sea than most.

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    Cath | 31 July 2016 at 8:31 pm #

    hugs and beautiful vistas of repose……the waves await to lap you up again!

    I marvel at how you do it Steve, truly.

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    bamsgboards | 31 July 2016 at 11:57 pm #

    Steve, sorry to hear that your experience was unpleasant. You made many local fans such as me very grateful by stopping here in SLC for the first time since 2004. And the show was fantastic, even with the time constraints of not being the headliners. Thanks for toughing it out…and we sure hope to see you here again as the headliner. Anytime from late August to early June and you wouldn’t have the miserable heat.

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    andy | 1 August 2016 at 1:04 am #

    after the eurotour last year you said it was the most rewarding most fulfilling jaunt ever.
    wa’happen man?
    much love on ya slim….give my bests to tim too.
    you guys shouldn’t be playing second fiddle to anyone…really.
    cutting-edge band trawling around with a couple of history lessons?…is that right?
    oh well, I guess a mans gotta do what a mans gotta do.
    you remain the very best, don’t ever doubt it, not even for a second!
    onward and upwards steve……….
    from the white watusi in Worcester UK.

  5. Jmb066
    Jmb066 | 1 August 2016 at 9:43 am #

    Hang in there Steve, home stretch now. I know you were excited prior to the tour, nothing against the Furs yet they should be opening for The Church. Maybe you and the boys need to write some new songs to take on the road next time, I hope there is a next time. Biggest fear is that every tour could be the last. In the future travel here in our fall and avoid that heat. Looking forward to seeing you Thursday night, if you need anything let me know and I can grab whatever you need to cheer you up even if for a moment. The rest of the gang had some request on The Church Facebook post and I gave what they asked for. Let me know.

    Take care,


  6. kevinbreton
    kevinbreton | 1 August 2016 at 12:08 pm #

    The lost freedom of geometry….
    Timelessness has now been calculated and it adds up to this….
    And it a bit more if the scientist needs it to be

    A banished religion of seagulls
    The cry for clams is the ballad in 7
    The drawn out bellow is the lament in 12
    At the end it calls in vain against the jaunt of the rebels who not what they did

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    curtiscontact | 1 August 2016 at 3:09 pm #

    The SLC show was not in a great venue, hot as hell, but you guys were terrific. Couldn’t believe it when you played Hotel Womb and Sealine. What a huge treat that was! The furs were fun also, but I really thought it was more of a co headline type show. We wanted more of The Church. Thank you so much for coming back. It had been 13 years, I think, since you’ve been in good old Utah. I hope to see you again, don’t be a stranger. Take care, you’ve got one hell of a band up there with you.

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    Cocoamo | 3 August 2016 at 1:47 am #

    Of course, it is too late to change your itinerary now, and I know you feel it impossible, but if you guys could just stay another day at each of your stops (or at least some), it might recharge the ‘ol batteries.

    I had an 8-hour layover at the Salt Lake airport once, and took advantage of the free (Mormon volunteers) shuttle to Morman Square. It was just amazing. The building where the Morman Tabernacle Choir sings was incredible to behold. You would undoubtedly marvel at the acoustics in their auditorium, which they proudly state can hold a 747 jet without obstructions.

    But the roof – flabbergasting! They have layered over 6 feet of specially formulated, ground volcanic soil on this 5-acre (!!!) roof and planted each quadrant with the native vegetation of the North, South, East and West (where have I heard that before?) sides of the surrounding mountains. There are tall evergreens and ancient bristlecone pines, walking paths, streams, and a waterfall that goes off the side of the roof and plummets down the 10-story height to the ground below.

    The interior walls in this magnificent structure are over 8 feet thick and all the woodwork is glistening, silky smooth pear. The artwork hanging in the building gorgeous.

    Not the least of this whole experience is experiencing the personality of the Mormans (AKA LDS Later Day Saints). A most accommodating lady rushed over and offered me a personal tour when I entered the building, which I was wise to avail. They are kind and sweet and loving without being pushy or evangelical. Gazing over the soaring spires of their beautiful original temple, built when the 10-foot thick granite for the walls had to be hauled by horse and wagon, makes me wonder at their superhuman work ethic. Amazingly industrial people.

    Yes, when we lament the state of evil with ISIS, we can take some cheer that we have Mormans to counteract them (by loving them to death?).

    Caveat: I sat on the plane with a Salt Lake City psychologist who said he saw lots of Mormans who have had, shall we say, some issues? with the church. Had a similar chat with a young lady on her way to back pack in Mexico, an ex-Morman, on a train trip a while back. But, they are very nice to visitors.

    What began as an irritating airport layover became the highlight of my trip.

    The point is, the mind-numbing traveling you do, with the predictable interactions with people, your forced amiability, etc. could be balanced with the many wonders of the world.

    Life is short and getting shorter each day – forgive the cliche. And it would be lovelier even if your kids could be involved. The years you have with them, the pitter patter of little feet, are fleeting.

    It is easy to automatically assume this can’t be done economically, but if you could get someone to do some strategic planning, I can’t imagine it would be impossible. There is Air BNB, etc. and I think your fans would love to host you too.

    Think of the rockers who have left the planet in the last 10 years. Now remember that will be you one day. The tours are brutal, brutal, but you could make lemonade from those lemons.

    And you could turn the sound down (?)or not. Oh well.

    Just sayin’

    Your Friend in Pennsylvania

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