posted on January 4, 2008 at 9:17 pm

9 am a cab rolls up to my house in bondi
i bid the doodles n woofle n loverly wife nk a sad bye bye
aurora had been trying to heal my ear with crystal
hmmm she got the gift…
pick up pk in rose bay
925 pick up trevoor johnno johnstone in kings x
945 go to alexandria pick up some equippy
10 airport
much much argy bargy to weigh and number all our bits of equippy
1100 fly to brizzy (no direct cheep tix to goldencoast)
12 00 land in brizzy
meet ricki and jorden
2 00 ish all our equippy not arrivey
we waity and waity
230 me n pk n ricki n jordy n trevy piss off
its raining we hit a traffic jam on outskirts of aeropuerte
its raining its hot people are running outta petchrol
we remain in jam till 600
find veg rest
have six diff veg platters n mango smoothy
my only meal for day
645check in have shower
700 drive back to gig listen to new church tapes
730 do a quik soundycheck
800 do gig
900 come off
get very angry hanging around waiting to go
piss every one off with mah impatience
at about 1200 i gotta lift back to hotey with tims friends
that was it
i met anarchy males-trome and graham n n rowan d
drank one little glass jaeg n red bullshit
smoke too many spliffs
get in niggly argy bargy with many
i am a lazy bugger
i dont like ‘anging around
dont like workin’ or waitin’
back to syd
straight into rehearsey for newie
maybe go home furst say hello my gurls (sigh)
am i too olde for this fucking caper?
(its a rhetorical quezzy…!)
(dont need to answer you clown!)

34 Responses to “wheres the glamma ?”

  1. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 4 January 2008 at 9:40 pm #

    wood you rather trade seats with me, I think not…

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    Ansible Jon | 4 January 2008 at 9:41 pm #

    not even sure what that is.
    you don’t got it, you want it.
    (don’t know why, but you want it…bad.)
    you got it, you sick of it.
    (i wanted this…why?)

    just focus on the muzic, amigo.
    keep slayin’ them naughty beasties.
    (wait, i keep forgetting…is that you or beowulf? the new you or the old you?)

    keep up the good work, young sprite of a fella.

  3. avatar
    John | 4 January 2008 at 9:44 pm #

    Captain Beyond is on to something. You sure as hell wouldn’t want my job.

    John Garratt

  4. avatar
    snowfaller | 4 January 2008 at 10:28 pm #

    it’s under your shoe…

    personally, i like the 700 activity,

    welcome home?

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 January 2008 at 10:48 pm #

    Hey Steve,

    As the song says…”that’s how it goes, playin’ in a band. It’s a long way…” But you know the realities of that more than any of us. But deep down, i’m sure you wouldn’t trade it for anything else (maybe more mula, a new car, a bigger house, a new ear, more jazz…just jokin’!).

    Anyway, go Nevets, ‘Grind’ it out, that’s our theme song here where i work…

    Happy New Ear!


    Jon from Geelong.

    P.s. While in Sydney recently, took my band along to the Enmore show and now you’ve got 5 new church fans – and they’ve bought cd’s too…every little bit helps.

  6. avatar
    princey | 4 January 2008 at 10:55 pm #

    I really hope you’re not “over it” in regards to playing live sk, it’s too depressing to think about!!
    But great news that you’re in the studio today, a happy sk makes me happy too.
    Love Amanda

  7. avatar
    fantasticandy | 4 January 2008 at 11:13 pm #

    aw….if only people loved my music the way they love yours…
    i too, am with hollywood on this one.
    andy L.

  8. avatar
    fantasticandy | 4 January 2008 at 11:15 pm #

    oh…. dave, of course you can have a badge!
    ive lost yer addy!
    andy L.

  9. avatar
    Richard | 4 January 2008 at 11:49 pm #

    three and a half hours in a jam with PK

    and not a cd to show for it!

    had a cyclone here last night

    a small one, and we only got the edge of it

    wind was absolutely howling

    trees and stuff strewn everywhere this morning

    hate to see what the real deal would be like

  10. avatar
    matt davison | 5 January 2008 at 12:03 am #

    The Dvd is gonna put some fuel back in ya engine…

    Remember how smooth and magic Aucky was killa…

    glad ya back safely

    ….hey try being an artist in a new town… Oh!! yeh hang on…..mmmm,m

  11. avatar
    ed in fl | 5 January 2008 at 12:10 am #

    Does sound like a lot of logistical BS when you consider you only play for an hour and not even the headliner! Hard question to answer – retorical or not!

    ed in fl

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    veleska1970 | 5 January 2008 at 1:10 am #

    “aurora had been trying to heal my ear with crystal”
    how tweet!!! how is your ear, by the way?

    you only played for an hour. ?? !!! after all that and you only played for an hour. **groan** after flying (which you hate), going all day with hardly any food, waiting around (translates into boredom), traffic jam, bad weather, irritability…..for an hour of doing what you love. hmmmph.

    “wheres the glamma”
    well…..(should i deliver the tired old punchline to this tired old joke??) eh~~it appears to be someplace other than under marty’s shoe at the moment. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    glad you made it back home safe and sound.

    lotza love…..

  13. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 5 January 2008 at 1:17 am #

    hiya everyone i’m back from outback queensland…cunnamulla, cooladdi, yarrawonga, augathella mungallala,wallumbilla…the names out there ring like songs and the seemingly endless stretches of dead-straight road punctuated in ever-decreasing regularity by power poles and drooping wires to disappear like dreams in the heat-haze of the horizon…scrubby mulga trees and blue-green vegetation contrasting with the rust-coloured dirt and pale clay pans…flocks of brolgas dancing in the water lying at the sides of the roads…the sky either a blue of depthless clarity or strewn with more stars than you realised could be in the sky…wow…
    love always…

  14. avatar
    Melby Symon | 5 January 2008 at 1:18 am #

    Hang in there sk…there’s bad karma going around at the moment…so ride it out. My (our)thoughts are with you.

    ps…at least the flights didn’t sound too bad even with all of that bad nasty horrid Brissie weather.

  15. avatar
    isolde | 5 January 2008 at 1:24 am #

    1500 people move up to south east queensland every week from the south and the word is never use the gateway motorway after 1pm. the airlines are really struggling too. probably better to fly cheap Jetstar to Ballina and drive up from there, with a stopover at Byron for food. no chance of losing your luggage at Ballina airport, and flying in there over the northern nsw countryside is sheer pleasure

    the gold coast entertainment centre is a soulless pit on a canal island near the jupiters casino. advantage of this venue was the great lighting and just makes me wish for a full church concert with lighting effects in a concert hall

    it was very hard to get into the church set becos there were people milling around and talking the whole time, so it was like trying to listen to your fave band in a shopping mall, even full bore playing couldn’t drown em out

    just found melissa’s set list from the other day i think it was pretty much the same?

    Day 5, (with lots of beautiful indian atmospheric music)
    Destination Unguarded M,
    Hotel Womb, Ripple, Numbers, Myrrh

    there was an especially atmospheric session of guitar playing at one stage with yellow swirling strobes, not sure which song
    last song was Block, with beautiful crimson backlight and white swirling strobes

    the following is for amanda so bear with us, sk was wearing black sleeveless number from the DIY badges range over black levis and super short haircut. one day who knows there may even be a simultaneous shorts and sleeveless moment?

    the divinyls fans weren’t really my cup of tea, and it was a pretty stressful and fucked place really, and i’m sorry you couldn’t escape, your day sounded like total hell but thanks for coming sk

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 January 2008 at 1:55 am #

    Hope you find the glamma….just read your jan 1 post…brilliant wish I could capture my night like that…I had the visions..mono was Calypso we were marooned on a south sea island the landscape was mythical everything had a face and gender…will tell you about it sometime soon…love to all the church and a very happy new year xx Amy

  17. avatar
    wombat | 5 January 2008 at 2:06 am #

    That was New Zealand dear Amy

  18. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 5 January 2008 at 2:36 am #

    The Church, The Arias and Nigel Godrich !

    In 2006 The Church released a flawless “uninvited like the clouds” electric CD. In 2007 The Church release an exceptional acoustic CD with diverse genres and songs. Their music is in prime form.

    I am hoping Sk can pen a dreamy, poignant and compelling song about the imperiled plight of Australia’s nature havens and wildlife species and possibly play it at the ARIAS prior to UTMW. A great cause accompanied by great music could tenably resonate.

    Nigel Godrich is Radiohead. Finally purchased “In Rainbows”. It’s supreme thanks to Godrich controlling their music from being too out of control. His vigilant production work on MACCA’S “chaos and creation” CD precluded MACCA from writing any silly love songs not worthy of a great Beatle.

    Nigel GODRICH= George Martin
    Thom Yorke=Chris Martin (But Yorke has Godrich behind him to negate any musical trash).

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 January 2008 at 3:05 am #

    A good tour manager would have had this all sorted……

    s/he would have known about the freeway jam etc…and packed you off to the ‘otel while staying to organise the equipment…and probably have pointed out the clusterf*** risk to your manager who would have gotten you a direct flight or a day before flight so you could be into the hotel and RESTED, and , while i’m at it, arranged for your family to come too for a little ‘oliday

    yes, you oughtn’t have to put up with it…at twenty that night would have been full of excitement…at your/our vintage….it’s just tedious

    Re Cyclone Helen,

    yeah Richard, I was thinking the same thing when I woke up this morning…..looking at my debris strewn yard…..Tracey must have been absolutely terrifying…

    and they say she might come back on Sunday…..


  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 January 2008 at 3:55 am #

    much as you suffer and dislike it, you do give a vivid picture of life on the road

  21. avatar
    calling down baal and zeus | 5 January 2008 at 5:48 am #

    hows about a klaus nomi tune to lift the spirit

  22. avatar
    andmoreagain | 5 January 2008 at 8:30 am #

    Hmmm, glad yer still tuffin’ it out.

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    lily was here | 5 January 2008 at 9:03 am #

    Marty’s shoe has a lot to answer for. What about your most glam moment in rock’n’roll Killer? Were you ever kidnapped by an arabian princess while on the road? Was Venice all that you imagined it would be?

  24. avatar
    eek | 5 January 2008 at 9:26 am #

    That sounds like such a pain in the ass. And the weird thing is that all that waiting around is exhausting. You would think you’d be well rested at least, but it just seems to dull everything and wear you out. At least it was only a couple of days this time.

    New Church songs! Yay! I’m looking very forward to that. ๐Ÿ™‚

    It occurs to me that for a “lazy bugger” who doesn’t like working you get a hell of a lot done.

  25. avatar
    davem | 5 January 2008 at 10:32 am #

    We like you when you’re niggly!!
    Great news about the new Church stuff!

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 January 2008 at 10:34 am #

    I know you’ve gotta pay the bills but I can’t help thinking of all that fossil fuel.
    All for a short support gig.
    There must be a better way ?

  27. avatar
    melissa | 5 January 2008 at 11:05 am #

    Love it when you say argy bargy.. always gives me a giggle (though my personal fave is ‘chuck a william’).. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Sorry to hear that you had more drama than glamma SK .. can feel the irritation just by reading about it! I find travelling is pretty stressful in itself and airports and planes are beginning to terrify me for some reason. Even the slightest hiccup or interruption gets me bent outa shape!

    Yeah, looking forward to new Church songs too ๐Ÿ˜€

  28. avatar
    nickfiction | 5 January 2008 at 1:50 pm #

    I don’t think you are too old , but possibly a persnickety pain in the arse, but it’s ok because you have a well known affliction common in your field referred to as ” artistitis ” . There are no known cures and it is believed to be chronic…..

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 January 2008 at 2:56 pm #

    but you fucking killed from 800 to 900 right?

    all that for an hour of music seems like a long way to go…thanks for giving us a sense of what it takes sometimes to pull a gig together. makes ya wonder…but you are the church…you are steve goddamn fucking kilbey and
    did ya get in it for the glamour? really?
    suffer for your art?
    gotta be a fucking sadistic bastard to keep doing it.. that one hour of music must be something special….hope to get to see it myself someday.

    rock and roll mother fucker!


  30. avatar
    JJ | 5 January 2008 at 3:23 pm #

    Good luck with the gig – wish I was there. Cold here in Atlanta, GA USA – 14 Farenheit degrees yesterday a.m. for the Southland. I don’t mind, better than blazing hot.

    Looking forward to your personal review of the show; always interesting to read your perspective.


  31. avatar
    Holtej | 5 January 2008 at 6:35 pm #

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  32. avatar
    davem | 5 January 2008 at 8:43 pm #

    I would happily pay more money than I could afford for an hour of The Church. I hope those fiends lucky enough to attend managed to let you know how much it means to see you.

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 January 2008 at 3:48 am #


  34. avatar
    princey | 6 January 2008 at 6:43 am #

    Thanks Isolde, how thoughtful of you, haha!
    Love Amanda

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