posted on May 29, 2015 at 10:43 am
bark alone

bark alone

yo malchicks and drongoes

here in spain after a long bumpy frightening fucking flight

nice hotel but close to prima vera festival which goes day and night

my room sounds like the cafeteria in a rehearsal place

10 horrible reverberating bands all going at once

my hotel is very nice

full of hipster bands with beards and tattoos

where will they all be in 5 years time? (nowhere)

i saw spiritualised play and they were totally underwhelming

completely with black chick singers singing lines like

“shine a light shine a light on me”

very original i don’t think

altho i like their records tonite was a dud

but great light show

saw chet faker nice beard and he once did a song with lou lous

he was ok

he’s big in spain!

tomorrow we rehearse all day then leave for cologne a 2 day drive

oh joy and fun

found some vegan food

(get thee behind me seitan!)

its nearly 3 in morning

wtf have terrible jet lag

bumped into jean zammit and geelongs own grantley buffalo

ordered a pizza from room service and it was out of a packet!

in a 4* hotel

fuck that i told em to stick it up their Castilian bums

and got my euros refunded

am feeling weird

gig tomorrow night

rah rah rah

see ya round you blithering ninnies

i love you




22 Responses to “spanish is the loving tongue”

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    swfreed | 29 May 2015 at 11:13 am #

    Buena suerte con el concierto de Steve

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    Lada | 29 May 2015 at 11:25 am #

    You can’t leave Spain without trying some Vegan Tapas…

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    Eskaedor | 29 May 2015 at 11:48 am #

    Pizza out of a packet? Fuck that right off! You will be feeling blissful soon sir let’s hope. Safe travels. Have a great time with all those lucky people!

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    kell | 29 May 2015 at 11:57 am #

    Love you too, SK.

  5. etta
    etta | 29 May 2015 at 12:14 pm #

    She couldve sung ‘surround me with your cool (hot?) blue hue and pray for me’. (Copyright)… you are brave arguing in Barcelona. I met a painter from there once who told me that not returning a borrowed key was hooman herror. Lucky i was forgiving. ‘Thats ok’.Jetlag ugh! Mine just about dissipated. Does having to go out and rock almost straight away help or worsen it i wonder? I did a ballet lesson once quite soon after a long flight and i think that actually helped a bit.I got to dance on Broadway (beginners class)… sorry. Digression. Take care n god bless the Church. <3

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    andy | 29 May 2015 at 4:44 pm #

    see ya London and brighton guvnor!
    been a LONG time…..
    stoked to hear about all this new stuff.

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    cetaceus1 | 29 May 2015 at 8:17 pm #

    hotel’s a zoo huh?

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    koala_sprint | 30 May 2015 at 7:10 am #

    Probably a wee bit late for you now, but La Bascula is a wonderful wee Vegetarian/Vegan restaurant in an old chocolate factory in the nicest part of Barcelona’s old town, called El Born. Next time.

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    mediumedium | 30 May 2015 at 10:33 am #

    Right up there with the all-time greats. Grateful you were born into it. That is all for now.

  10. Pictish
    Pictish | 30 May 2015 at 6:08 pm #

    Hey Steve, you ought to have phoned la proper pizza palace (PPP) and had them deliver! Maybe in Italy you could get a decent pizza in a hotel, but I expect not many other locales in Europe will impress.

    We’ll be seeing you troubadours Dinsdag in Amsterdam! Should you need a little help finding some veggie options, here’s what I use (if links are okay in comments?) to scout ahead in a new city.

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    flamingstu | 30 May 2015 at 6:17 pm #

    The band sound amazing, and it’s only coming up on thirty years that we’ve waited!!
    We will be the band of hairy Scotsman at the Brighton gig… on ye!

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    Ingrid | 31 May 2015 at 3:44 pm #

    We love you too SK! There’s not many acts these days of the quality and the longevity of The Church. Hope the tour gets more comfortable xxx

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    Ingrid | 31 May 2015 at 7:15 pm #

    My mother cracked up when I read her the about the pizza and that you told them to “stick it up their “Castilian bums”.

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    Steven Krut | 1 June 2015 at 3:10 am #

    Saw Spiritualized in a small club in the early 90s. They were much louder with a more intense edge than I expected. They were great. Sounds like they might be over relying in the gospel chorus thing in their show these days. As a fan, I actually wouldn’t mind if the church added a gospel-ish chorus to their sound on some future record. Not a straight traditional gospel tack on like Spiritualized, but take the chorus and twist and distort it into weirdly wonderful psychedelia. Could be fresh and exciting, IMO.

    Congrats on a smashing kick-off to the European tour. That Barcelona show was impressive.

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    Michel | 1 June 2015 at 5:14 am #

    Great gig in Barcelona !
    Only one hour but you gave everything, even jet-lagged and pizzaless (next time ring me and I will pick you up to a decent restaurant !).
    Missed the opportunity once again to meet you after the show but I strangely met Peter in a shop the day before, a real gentleman.
    Met some new spanish friends too !
    Too bad I could not say hi (and thanks) to Ian and Tim…
    Come and see The Church, european people, you won’t be disappointed, you will have great wonderful extraordinaries versions/performances of Toy Head and (the greatest of all) Disillusionist !!!!

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    blå kärrhök | 2 June 2015 at 1:26 am #

    Thanks for the great gig in Cologne. This was the forth time we’ve seen The Church after three times in Hamburg (1998, 2002, 2007). While all the concerts were great I found that each one was twice as good as the previous one so you are exponentially getting better!
    Hope to see you return for my fifth Church gig some time…


  17. etta
    etta | 5 June 2015 at 6:42 pm #

    Was wondering if you got to meet ‘umblerto ‘eco? 😀

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