posted on July 16, 2009 at 7:06 pm

me n minna

arrived in sweden
u.s. airways : terrible
terrible food
terrible conditions
terrible flight

elli has pneumonia
minna n i have quorn cutlets for dinner
we walk around
so tired
i could sleep n sleep for weeks n weeks

weather is nice
stockholm is beautiful
but i am so weary now
thats it for today i guess
long blog tomorrow

34 Responses to “sverige”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 July 2009 at 7:21 pm #

    US Air is always on the top of the suck list. Now you know. Peaceful sleeeeeeppppeeeezzzzzzz

  2. avatar
    Ellen | 16 July 2009 at 7:49 pm #

    U.S. Airways – UGH!

    So sorry you had a miserable flight, but grateful for your safe arrival. [Listening to Painkiller as I write.]

    Minna is a dark-haired beauty. So sorry Elli is sick. Enjoy Sweden and spending time with your twins.

    Thanks, Steve, for bloggin in your exhausted state. Hope you get some much deserved rest.

  3. avatar
    Athanasius Pernath | 16 July 2009 at 8:00 pm #

    following the description of us tour and the bootelegges/pictures (great photographer!) gave me at least a weak idea of what was actually happening. while space saviour was my least fav track off you two three, i understood it begs to be played live and it became a favourite. whenever i am listening, i am imagining the church on a stage, rocking and clashing and burning and smoking. from those videos i get the faintest idea of what it must have been. drove from bohemia to moravia today, with my two hour double cd "bastard universe – a church companion 1981 – 2003". almost wrecked the car when trance ending and happy hunting ground came on. wife asked "how is something like thing being made=? how to think of something that great!??" – i still havent got any answers. welcome to europe. iff yoo ent ze bent vil sumday play ova hear eggayn, i voott be glatt. els i vil come to offstraylya.
    wishing you some lovely swedish days (the mushrooms must be growing now, so go out hunting!)

  4. avatar
    stealthblue | 16 July 2009 at 8:36 pm #

    OUCH! U.S. Airways…hmmm. All I can say is "SHITTY!!" So sorry to hear you had to endure that crap airline. I had no idea they even made it all the way to Sweden!

    Well, hope the rest of your time is great. Sorry to hear about Elli's ailment too! Hope she feels much better very soon.

    Take care, Steve. Much P&L to you and the fam.


  5. avatar
    davem | 16 July 2009 at 8:38 pm #

    Enjoy a good rest and being able to spend some time with your girls SK.

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 July 2009 at 8:46 pm #

    Grab some sleep, okay? I am happy you are safe but sorry Elli has pneumonia. Minna is lovely, and I am certain her twin is as well. Thanks for popping in even in your tired state!

  7. avatar
    tendraftsdeep | 16 July 2009 at 8:51 pm #

    I have a long list of bad flight stories so I can relate. rest well SK

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 July 2009 at 9:01 pm #

    Be careful with quorn, Steve. I've been vegetarian for 15 years, vegan for the last 2. Quorn is a food of skeptical origin. It's essentially a fungus that is created chemically. Many leading vegan nutritionists are leary of it. If you've been eating it for a while and haven't had any negative health reactions to it, maybe it's cool. I'd encourage others, however, to proceed with caution. Viva la vegan! And long live the Church!

  9. avatar
    veleska1970 | 16 July 2009 at 9:01 pm #

    sorry you had such a horrible flight. but i'm glad you made it there safely.

    i hope elli is feeling better soon.

  10. avatar
    frostatmidnight | 16 July 2009 at 9:18 pm #

    Your daughter is truly lovely and is the spitting image of you. Same brooding look too.

    Quorn cutlets, yum. Those are a staple around the house here.


  11. avatar
    princey | 16 July 2009 at 10:38 pm #

    Glad you got there safely after what sounds like a terrible flight sk.
    Get some rest, and I look forward to a looooong blog & pics of beautiful Sweden when you've recovered.
    Love Amanda

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 July 2009 at 11:06 pm #

    Once again…

    Repeat repeat repeat

    I am strong
    I am perfect
    I am powerful
    I am whole
    I am loving
    I am happy
    I am harmonious

    And then you are.

  13. avatar
    Thelonious | 17 July 2009 at 12:19 am #

    Hey SK, have appreciated your blog so much over the past few weeks, thank you. I've taken to listening to Untitled 23 whilst watching my 2 little boys play footy on saturday mornings. Somehow it is the perfect soundtrack for this activity. I listen to this CD a lot and think it is truly one of the best the band has ever made. I especially love your vocals in Happenstance where your crooning reminds me of Sinatra and whenever I'm listening to it I have images of the video that might have been made for the song. Enjoy your time with your girls. Be kind to yourself. You put so much love out there and make a real contribution to peoples daily lives, certainly mine for one. Much love.

  14. avatar
    Sigur | 17 July 2009 at 12:20 am #

    Ah Stockholm… my favorite city.

    Sleep awhile on the Scandinavian cloud,
    into the ancient forest…

  15. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 17 July 2009 at 12:24 am #

    Sk creates majestic music and he procreates glorious females. The Creator works through Sk. Best health wishes to Sk's family and fellow commentors. My mental health is dubious at best.

  16. avatar
    Jason | 17 July 2009 at 12:48 am #

    Steve –

    Thanks for touring the USA. It meant time away from your family and obviously they are very important to you. I have a beautiful wife, a 5 year old daughter and a 3 year old son and they mean everything to me. If everything was taken away from me except my family I know I would be okay.

    I saw you guys last week at the Egg in Albany. (I work in Albany and live in the country about an hour away). I want to say it was the first time seeing the Church live and it was the best show I've seen in many, many years. You guys gave it your all. You were nice enough to sign an autograph on my ticket stub in the lobby of the Egg. I wanted to ask you some questions about your music but you went for a walk around the Empire State Plaza and I figured with all that driving you have to do don't bug the man! You and your bandmates are very talented. Please keep making brilliant music. I'm not the only one lamenting that there is little of it made today. Thanks again and please come back to Albany.

    – Jason

  17. avatar
    JJ | 17 July 2009 at 2:44 am #

    U.S. Scareways, it's called in these parts. All the U.S carriers are trying to pinch pennies and save their way to success. Times have changed. The closest I've been to Sweden is the Ikea store at Atlantic Station, though I'd enjoy a visit. My best friend's wife is from Sweden, a chemist at UGA.

    Still grooving to #23 daily on my drive into and escape from, work. Tell PK that LLC is a fine tune as well; harkens back to Heyday daze. Got Oxydental on repeat too, god I love that song = A plague of Maharishis in a post-ecstatic haze……

    Twenty-something days of accumulated sleep deprivation is enough to exhaust even the strongest Space-Rocker.

    When is sunset in Scandinavia……1:00 a.m.? Hope Elli recovers soon.

    All the best,

  18. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 17 July 2009 at 2:48 am #

    you look utterly stuffed in that photo….go sleep for a coupla days, doctor's orders…..

    love always….

  19. avatar
    bjmcwilliams | 17 July 2009 at 3:38 am #

    The Kilbey and Pocket single is now available online. Download and bliss out!

    Don't know what it is… I absolutely love the vocal and lyrics on this. It kind of reminds me of the very up vibe of "Transaction".

    Great work Steve! Can you tell us anything about this?

  20. avatar
    ET | 17 July 2009 at 7:21 am #

    Good ol' US Scare. What a grand way to exodus the country! Enjoy the well-earned rest and thanks for popping by the Bay Area to play for us. It had been 3 years since our previous fix and that was too long.


  21. avatar
    fantasticandy | 17 July 2009 at 7:48 am #

    post-tour blues killer?
    go-on….give yerself a day off.
    worse than swine flu i reckon.
    good your'e there.
    by gum though,
    you really have sired a striking gaggle of girls!

    'bout all these pics…..
    whatever happened to that big broad grin of yours?

  22. avatar
    eek | 17 July 2009 at 8:18 am #

    Your flight sounds horrid. Glad you got there though. Getting there safely is the most important thing even if it was awful.

    Hope you have a good visit with your girls (hope Elli recovers from the pneumonia quickly and well), and are able to get well deserved rest.

    Positive thoughts to Eve too.

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 July 2009 at 8:58 am #

    Dude if u get that tired u should consider takin up yoga or some such.

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 July 2009 at 10:39 am #

    sweet dreams . xo-times an infinity,plus one.

  25. avatar
    iseult | 17 July 2009 at 11:32 am #

    great photo
    king lear
    goes with the other one
    one more to go
    for a triptych
    a tryptic
    a tryptrick

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 July 2009 at 12:21 pm #

    They say there's a place down in mexico Where a man can fly over mountains and hills

    And he dont need an airplane or some kind of engine And he never will

    Now you know its a meaningless question To ask if those stories are right

    'cause what matters most if the feelingYou get when you're hypnotized

    I think I am getting the eye thing in your pictures

    What are you up to Mr Kilbey?

  27. avatar
    Freddie | 17 July 2009 at 12:41 pm #

    Sorry to hear that you had a bad flight
    But the good part is that you’re there now and resting.
    Hope Elli feels better soon.
    Minna looks like a sultry beauty in that photo.
    I bet those young ladies got you wrapped around their lovely fingers 😉
    Have fun.


  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 July 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    US Air is good for about a 3 hour flight..that's it.

  29. avatar
    Melquiades | 17 July 2009 at 4:46 pm #

    "Quorn. It's still made of people!"

  30. avatar
    orange crush | 17 July 2009 at 4:48 pm #

    wow john g, what a shallow and desolately unencouraging assessment! not sure how you deciphered that opinion.

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 July 2009 at 5:26 pm #

    Just looking on See Acoustic & Intimate up for sale with a price of $2000!!!!!

  32. avatar
    John Garratt | 17 July 2009 at 5:33 pm #

    Orange Crush,

    Not an insult. It's just funny how unamused she looks. Probably thinking "here goes dad again, with his blog and all his fans."

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 July 2009 at 8:38 pm #

    With respect to air travel….Steve, you and boys could do a blistering version of this song:

  34. avatar
    restaurant mark | 17 July 2009 at 9:06 pm #

    you have a lovely family steve. hope evie and elli get better soon sir. we miss ya over here already.

    take care

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