posted on August 3, 2006 at 3:36 pm

good morning baby fiendss
oh sk sleeps for a long time
from 2 in the morning
to 10 am or so
8 hours o solid sleep
strange dreams
(what would ya expect???)
staying in the doubletree hotel
with a big tepid swimming pool
whatta shame
i cant swim in there
its like a chlorine n wee wee soup
a primordial brew
maybe a new kinda life is a brewin’ in there
oh oh i miss my icebergs
the clean cold water….
anyway its a million degrees outside
and humid beyond belief
its florida in the middlo summer….
the gig last nite was unremarkable
house of blues somewhere in dizzknee world
nice gig
nice people
nice dressing room
nice
nice
yawn…
the audience seemed half with it
i dunno
they pays their money
they takes their chances
meanwhile the end of the world is startin up
over in the middle east
what does it all matter if some olde groop
hazza good gig or not
a load more innocent people are dying
i guess i just dont understand
i guess mel gibson is more important
another pissed antisemite swerving all over the road..
but offisher im melly gibshon….
of course im drivin’ all over the plaishh
im fuckin drunk aint i?
i look out from the lobby where i sit
palm trees sway in the warm breezes
a million reclining beach banana chairs
wait for some pudgy sunburnt floridian bum
the flowers twinkle twinkle
lovely big bees doing their gig
what do they care for gibson n his shenanigans
umbrellas,billboards, miles of traffic,
a hurry-cane out to sea maybe?
hurry-cane chris
(whatta pathetic name for a hurry-cane..should be brutus)
soon we will climb in our vehicles
drive on to st petersburg,fla
another gig
another dollar
another spliff
another glass o booze
another corn chip n salsa
another version of under the blah blah blah
another another
its all seeming meaningless fiendss
im detached
im standin outside my self sayin’
why why why
not enjoyin it
not hatin’ it either
just on auto pilot
too much drink n smoke
not enuff yoga n chi gong
no swimming at all
no real exercise at all
small resentments building up
the politics of it all
keep my lip buttoned
dont get involved in arguments
do what i need to do
keep my head down outta the firing range
my orange juice is fake
despite the little smart arse who sold it
assuring me it was real
any resemblance between this muck n real oj is coincidental
couldnt even muster up real juice in florida…?
the fuckin’ home of oranges
cant open hotel window….pathetic idea
cant have a cold shower…ditto
why do things go so wrong
why did the u.s.
which started as the bastion of freedom n free choice
end up with the following choices…
kfc, mcdonalds,bugger king, starbux, subway,
wherever ya go
from maine to arizona
theres ya choices
and itll taste the same
the same lardy olde donut
the same greasy carcinogenic bit of dead chook
the same cardboard burga with rotten bit o chemical meat
the same obese sorry kid serving up the muck
is this the great america and her freedoms
the freedom to have the same rubbish everywhere ya go
why go anywhere
when its all the same olde tripe
a starbux
a room with no opening windows
a dirty tepid pool
why not stay at home
crack open a beer
watch the baseball
grow a beer gut
tune in to cnn
and catch the end o the world
live
24 hours a day
7 -11
with ice

thats it
see ya 2 morrow
sk

109 Responses to “while florida flowers, orlando blooms”

  1. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 3 August 2006 at 4:24 pm #

    Esteban:

    Humid and hot Florida finds you know…
    Earthquakes in San Francisco await you then…

    4.4 shaker last night, nothing broken if you don’t count my peace.

    Tu hermanita,
    Cecilia
    xox

    Don’t despair, you’ll be home in the blink of an eye and despite the gloom that invades your heart at the moment, we so very much appreciate you coming to the US and giving us a worthwhile choice.

  2. avatar
    fantasticandy | 3 August 2006 at 4:34 pm #

    chin up old boy!something good is just around the corner!

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 August 2006 at 4:39 pm #

    The end of the world is on CNN is it?

    Are you sure its a new show? sounds like a repeat to me. Everyone dies horribly at the end from what I remember.

    Padders

    PS. Chin up SK ol’ bean. Your sending people home happy night after night and that ‘aint no bad thing !

  4. avatar
    finn | 3 August 2006 at 4:41 pm #

    eh, esskay, yer bummin me out here. FLA is a cesspool (sorry good floridians, I’m sure some of ya are). Don’t worry about it. Go north olde rocker. It’s just as hot and humid and the hotel windows probably don’t open, but… well, it’s more o the same actually. Still, America is a very big place with lots o different opinions. We’re not all fat dizznee tourists baybee

  5. avatar
    John | 3 August 2006 at 4:50 pm #

    Mr. K
    Agree 100% with your Bolg today-
    I’ve live in this country my ol- life–
    Thou- I won’t ramble on about it-
    I first heard your band (T-Ch)
    In 83’’- everyone else listened to
    Bryan Adams or Winger or who ever-
    Thax for tha good songs-
    Rock on Sir- Travel well
    do some Yoga–
    Peace-

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 August 2006 at 4:53 pm #

    I believe Tenacious D put it best:

    The road is fuckin’ hard,
    The road is fuckin’ tough-ah,
    There’s no question that-eh
    It is rough, rough stuff.

    Steve – Can’t say I blame you for feelin’ the way you do. You’re in Florida after all. But chin up, as there are trends out there that show the U.S. of A. moving slightly left…of far-right at least. Lieberman’s goin’, the creationists are out in Kansas, the life-lovin’ anti-abortionists are feelin’ the heat in S. Dakoter. So b4 we go the way of the Do-Do, we may at least give it another go.

    But as far as the band goes, the grain of salt’s the best way forward, yes? A pack of grown men travelin’ through the wilds of Bush America is hardly natural. Easy, baby. Ta Det Lungt.

  7. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 3 August 2006 at 4:55 pm #

    Hey Steve,
    I’m sorry you’re feeling so numb and down too. You’re really getting the worst of the USA; I think any one of us on this list could show you a much better time…better places, food, etc. But that’s a tour for ya. We do have real orange juice here, some really beautiful places where all is not fake, processed and cynical. Sounds like you’re missing home too, which is understandable. Call home Steve! ; )

    My heart is breaking for the continued hatred in the Middle East. I saw a dead child in a magazine yesterday and sat there, stunned, even though this has been going on for thousands of years. A tragedy beyond description.

    I’ll leave you with some of my favourite words from Leonard Cohen:

    Ring the bell that still can ring
    Forget your perfect offering
    There is a crack in everything
    That’s how the light gets in.

    Still looking forward to seeing you again in Chicago…hang in there.
    love,
    denise
    xxoo

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 August 2006 at 4:55 pm #

    Hmm. Maybe Andy Partridge was onto something? We’d miss you, but just a thought.

  9. avatar
    Gianpaolo | 3 August 2006 at 4:56 pm #

    I guess you right who care? I was so engrossed by my personal trivial life I forgot your concert and ended up goinng to work on my day off I was thinking of making the trip to St’ Pete’ but sadly the voice on the phone doesnt say your title, which makes that strike 3. Another Strike is Gas or rather its price, while here check out this movie called ‘who killed the electric car’ looks interesting

  10. avatar
    anymouse | 3 August 2006 at 5:08 pm #

    i have a first-hand account that the show was good – don’t be so hard on yourself!

    we’ll be seeing you in n.myrtle, looking forward to it.

  11. avatar
    matthew | 3 August 2006 at 5:18 pm #

    I been tuned out a bit but now I tuned in… that was funny, laughed my way through it – specially the M Gibson bit. cheers, rock on

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 August 2006 at 5:28 pm #

    florida don’t look good on u old bean…..

    hope u have happier days.

    FT

  13. avatar
    John Garratt | 3 August 2006 at 5:44 pm #

    Just the other day you were praising our food.

    So just how capricious are you?

    John

  14. avatar
    Sharky's Place | 3 August 2006 at 5:51 pm #

    Hey. I first discovered the music of The Church (completely by chance) in Florida. While browsing through the cassette wall at Turtles looking for Robyn Hitchcock, I happened to come across Remote Luxury and the cover art caught me, so I bought it. That turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life of music appreciation. As it turns out, they have been the only band that I can completely relate to in both prose and sound.

    I loved Jacksonville back in 1987 and a place called Einstein’s. I haven’t lived there in almost 20yrs, but to see the Church perform there would be like a circle completed for me, but alas, I cannot make it. They were GREAT here in Houston, except that they played on the Wednesday of a really crappy week…weather and world events-wise. Nevertheless, those in Jacksonville should really appreciate what they have in store.

    Oh. And keep it QUIET! There will be those who are there to really appreciate the efforts of Mr. Kilbey and friends.

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 August 2006 at 5:53 pm #

    As an American myself it sickens me to see the spectrum of culinary choice reduced to just a few shades of the same color; shit brown. People here are mostly delighted to eat it and waddle back into their SUV (required for their ass) then bump up onto the kerb on the way home to say they go off-road.

    Things will be great when you get up to New York.

  16. avatar
    Fandorin | 3 August 2006 at 5:57 pm #

    quickly go north. it’s like south, just better. or the other way round? anyway, in the name of my brand new little glow worm i want to thank you for Invisible and Radiance. Perfect music in the delivery room 2 days ago. thank you.

  17. avatar
    Renee | 3 August 2006 at 5:59 pm #

    uh Steven, your sounding like me with my job!
    I know what your going through though,
    it’s a terrible feeling, almost painful to not feel connected to what your doing (for you this whole touring thing)
    but you do know you love making music, writing, and creating art
    I’m in limbo, not sure what it is that I ‘should’ be doing
    it’s not a very comfortable place to be, not knowing
    at least for you the drudgery is nearly over,
    just a few more weeks and you’ll be on your way back home to beautiful australia,
    leaving us behind 🙁
    this nation certainly does seem to be adrift, directionless
    losing its’ identity
    becoming one big generic pop culture
    just my opinion, I’m sure someone will disagree and that’s fine

    I suppose all anybody can do these days is
    watch
    wait
    love

  18. avatar
    veleska1970 | 3 August 2006 at 6:10 pm #

    i’m sorry you’re having such a crappy day today, steve. well, you’ll soon be home to the wife and kids before ya know it.

    i feel detached sometimes, too~~like i’m just drifting, being blown around by the winds of circumstance….(boy does THAT sound reminiscent of just almost a year ago for me…)

    do some yoga. i hope you will be able to find a nice pool soon, AND some good, authentic OJ. maybe on the next stop?

    have a good show tonight…..

    lotza love…

  19. avatar
    Paige | 3 August 2006 at 6:12 pm #

    I was just telling my hubby last night how I didn’t know how you guys did it…all that touring and how I’d be a raging bitch if I had to do it. And then I check the blog and see that I’m not the only one! I’m sorry you’re having a down moment. I’m terrified that Myrtle Beach is going to have you so down that you’ll tongue thrash us from the stage and tell us to go home and walk off. Myrtle Beach is so ugly…all that neon and loud motorcycles and fat southeastern tourists. Charleston is so much more genteel and classy (even if backwards as hell). Wish y’all were staying here!

    I’m bringing vegan blueberry/orange muffins (thought a homemade brekky would do ya fine) as a peace offering for you guys. Hope I can figure out how to give ’em to you!

    Paige

  20. avatar
    syrinx | 3 August 2006 at 6:18 pm #

    Sweet Maine lobster and fresh blueberries that grow at the foot of your property – just add cream. Honey from agave plants and native Arizonans making homemade chiles relleno, found right at the local organic store. Strike the words “time management” from our lexicon!

    And touring…they should call it something else. A tour is one of those enjoyable things you take while on a much-needed vacation, right? What a band endures, proportionately, seems to be a different animal altogether, pardon the expression.

    But I admit, Florida, after the honeymoon phase, didn’t agree with me much when I lived there, either. I hope fresh cities find you back on track and that the light, not to mention better-behaved audiences, finds you again. And SOON.

    As for ice – I’m a fan. CNN, not so much so.

  21. avatar
    smoochgirl | 3 August 2006 at 6:20 pm #

    LOL, anonymous from NY; so true. I cannot stand fast food. That’s the worst part of road trips. Hang in there, Steve. I can imagine a tour would throw oneself off balance and take a toll both mentally & physically. I sure feel shitty after eating poorly and not exercising for a while, and add the hot humid weather, and boy am I a grumpo! I tell you what, next time you pass thru the Houston area, you and the boys can come eat at my house, where I make everything from scratch. I’m a damn good cook (ask “Sharky’s Place”), if I don’t say so, and have many a good veg recipes up my sleeve! I’ll even squeeze some fresh o.j. for you. Take care and find your balance. I’m sure you still have it in you.

    If the world is ending soon, well at least we had the pleasure of seeing The Church (hopefully not for the last time…)

  22. avatar
    stealthblue | 3 August 2006 at 6:31 pm #

    Brother Steve,
    I hear you and I empathize with you.
    Please stay positive if not for yourself, for the rest of us. Yeah, the big bad fucking world really sucks right now, but man, if we dont need some positvity right now… I know it’s hard when everybody looks to you to be chipper SK (Ben,or whomever)but damn it if it ain’t those little things that maintain us. There is still some realy beauty in this existence, cloudy as it may seem. This world makes me want to cry sometimes, man. Not kidding. I hate what I see and hear, and I try to tune into my litle “happy place” and spread that around, but sometimes it is REALLY hard. It must be the vibe today, or lately…I know. But we have to get around this. I was thinking this very thing you are thinking about this very morning on the way to my “werk place”…how all this shit is going on all around us and we have to actually work at it to somehow find a hint of positive energy. I don’t know what the fuck is going on…I work at a hospital saving babies that can’t breathe, I play music and want to do that only, I want to travel the world and avoid hatred and despair, I want to love my wife and have a couple sprouts too…what does any of that matter when our little piece of heaven is falling apart? I just found out today that my wedding plans (for Oct this year) may have to be scrunched because of this stupid fucking country and it’s bloody immigration bullshit ( my sweet wife- to-be is Polish and has been here for 12 years and long story short, if they don’t renew her God Damned Greencard stamp on her passport, we’re screwed…she should have had this fucking thing way long ago, but nobody gives a shit. Long story even shorter, out country’s immigration sytem is a complete joke and to be honest, this is my second experience with this. ( another lifetime with another woman who was English mind you) Not too rant, but the pressure is unbelievable and the Jack-asses in the system don’t give a
    FOOK!! I hate the INS or whatever they call it now. If anyone else has ever had any real experience with this, you have my pity…I understand. Talk about being a cog in a lazy ass, dysfunctional, disconnected machine!!
    I am an American only because I was birthed on this soil, whatever…I am a citizen of the world, just like ALL of us are…and we are meant to be free, not locked up in cubes, eating MC FUCK’s super huge ass snot beef gargantuan portions of crap! Meanwhile, there is the perpetual east versus west “war/ hatred” going on, getting, hotter, mother nature is REALLY PISSED OFF right now as well, there seems to be this increase in Police State activity, poverty is, well it just IS and we’re all a little sick of it too. So…yeah, I do too hate this modern Amerika, but I love the idea of “America”. EVERYONE wants to be here, yet everyone talks shit about it. I feel this way about the whole world, there is goodness and grace, and there is fucking shite. That’s it, right? How do we take it all in. Steve, I hope you feel better, I guess what I am getting at is that we ALL feel this way sometimes, so hang in there, Stevo. We love you. Great video by the way. You look great. I sincerely hope I am as “lucky” as you when I hit that “stage” of development. What does anything matter? I am quite sure it’s gonna be ok… For anyone else who actually read through my rant, I thank you. I didn’t really mean to do this here. I am a blogger with no present blog! Apologies, SK, but thank you just the same. I felt like sharing that with you. Steve, You are a lucky man, and thanks to you for all your incredible inspiration, even if it fires me up too. That’s real…like minds.
    Peace to all,
    BV
    see you in Chicago, USA, ERF, sector 911

  23. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 3 August 2006 at 6:37 pm #

    hey esskay, the only good thing bout the u.s. is how I came to be,
    just for you…
    mjnjr

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 August 2006 at 6:40 pm #

    Man. If only Mel Gibson had been burning a spliff, listening to P=A, and wearing a Heyday t-shirt when pulled over. That would get the crowds out to your remaining shows. After seeing Tom Waits last night (awesome. great crowd. not a sound when he was at the piano singing “blue valentines.” coulda hearda pin drop-but the show not in a bar…) we were listening to youra music on the way back and someone said “why ainta these guys huge?” Ahhh. Hmmm. Why??? Mission of Burma puts out two albums in 20 years and they’re all over the NY Times, New Yorker, and everywhere else. Yeah, their new album is amazing as is their current show (what tinnitus???), but The Church gets really no love from major press. Odd. This current tour seems like a disaster. Odd venues. Weird towns. No Seattle but Myrtle Beach,SC??? Bypassing what would be good to great shows in Asheville or even Charlotte, NC??? Bullet meet foot. Yeah, I know it is a horrible idea to you, but maybe you guys should check your ego and arrange a tour with another band, play to larger numbers. I saw Echo recently and there were maybe 900-1000 people there. Good show but they ain’t in the same league as The Church. Why can’t The Choich get booked at festivals? Playing to a few thousand peeps for 50 minutes is better than a two hour set for 50 people in a crappy club. I hope the rest of the tour goes well and you turn the negative into positive. Something good will come of this…

  25. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 3 August 2006 at 6:56 pm #

    BV:
    Good luck with the green card issue. I was a green card carrying Mexican for years and years and was finally “nationalized” in 1998 only for the fear of having then California Governor, Pete Wilson, take away my medical coverage!
    The only things I couldn’t do as a legal resident was vote (voted Pete’s ass out of office!), serve on a jury (have served, system is so flawed, yikers!) or turn on the transmitter at a radio or tv station (done that). I’ve also live in Mexico and learned that: 1.- Corruption in politics is worldwid only we yanks hide it better (or did)
    2.- I’d rather live in America than Mexico and…
    3.- Young Frankenstein isn’t funny with Spanish subtitles

    CPE

  26. avatar
    stealthblue | 3 August 2006 at 7:06 pm #

    FYI-

    http://www.veganstreet.com/veganliving/chicagodine.html

    http://www.happycow.net/north_america/usa/illinois/chicago/index.html

    (not sure if you guys have a fave place to eat in Chicago, but maybe these sites can help)
    Peace,
    BV

  27. avatar
    Centuryhouse | 3 August 2006 at 7:06 pm #

    Everything that was ever good in the US is still there – unfortunately in smaller and smaller quantities as they’re eaten away.

    I hope the next show is a pick-me-up for you, and you are able to find some enjoyment in it.

    Daniel W.

  28. avatar
    ben | 3 August 2006 at 7:11 pm #

    Yeah gotta agree with u. I love the freedoms we have and all here in America but fuck man everywhere ya go theres a fuckin walmart jack full of overweight fast fooders. And lets not start with the lackluster music here in the states. The pop culture blows and even the underground scene seems to be a only a twist off of the shit people played years ago. My tastes differ from practically everyone i know and thats cool until you decide to jam with some asshole who loves emo or wants to turn ya on to some new american band. Fuck man, im a young mid westerner but not at offended by the comments, and thanks for keeping me guessing by doing NEW music staying middle of the road. Ill see you hippies in cinci,round the corner from fuckin burger king.

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 August 2006 at 7:35 pm #

    my favorite fast food is a Trader Joe’s cheese enchilada!
    Ready in the microwave of death in 5 minutes!
    Yummmmmmm….
    Chela

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 August 2006 at 7:54 pm #

    Steve, Thank you for being here. The States don’t deserve another round of The Church, yet you came here anyway. God Bless all of ya. See you in Atlanta! Rock On.

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 August 2006 at 8:16 pm #

    Ben Said sounds like the coolest guy in the world. We obviously don’t deserve him. Why haven’t they given him his own country yet?

  32. avatar
    Rama Dee | 3 August 2006 at 8:47 pm #

    You nailed it…My spittin image…you will curse before you bless…Selah Selah…..Imagine bein a teacher in publik skool like i am…hoardes of all the same sad shit…

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 August 2006 at 9:41 pm #

    Oh and I loved “Orlando Blooms”.
    not
    the
    mod

  34. avatar
    john in austin, tx | 3 August 2006 at 9:47 pm #

    Ummm…. good questions. Wish I had some good answers…

    All I do know is that I’m very glad that you guys are still making music to go along with this whole thing… and I’m even more glad that you travelled all the way to Texas to bring your music to us personally.

    The world would be a lonelier less interesting place without The Church. So please keep it up as long as you feel inspired to do so.

  35. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 3 August 2006 at 9:48 pm #

    Steve et al
    You want to know how BLOODY F***** UP THIS COUNTRY IS?????
    I am going to have a stroke. IN fact, I’m so upset, I just put this comment on the wrong blog. LOLOL!

    I was a college teacher. I was fingerprinted as such so said fingerprints could be sent to the FBI, DOJ, Big Idiot Brother.
    I am in a teacher credentialing program and I work with small children.
    I was fingerprinted AGAIN for the FBI, DOJ and Bigger Idiot Brothers.
    Now I am trying to substitute teach, for $$ and I have been told, it doesn’t matter if the State, or the entire NATION has my fingerprints, because they didn’t go to the ‘clearinghouse’ in the COUNTY where I live…
    I have to be fingerprinted a THIRD TIME. All at MY expense.

    I would like to know if the 19 BLOODY TERRORIST HIJACKERS WERE FINGERPRINTED 3 F-IN TIMES while they were in the States, living here, taking flying lessons (but no landing lessons). Perhaps I should leave, and come back in by way of Saudi Arabia? Iraq? Iran? ANYWHERE BUT HERE!

    You know, I just wanted to be a teacher, I love kids, I love learning, I love teaching. I’m going broke just TRYING to become a teacher. I hate this country. Please take me home with you. I give up.
    sorry for the rant. I’ll bring you something nice in the windy city for this.
    denise
    xxoo

  36. avatar
    starfish | 3 August 2006 at 9:50 pm #

    I have done a lot ‘o travelin’ across the U.S. of A. and I have never felt like I forced into homogeneity of choices. Now, if you want convenience, then maybe the golden arches sign blinds ‘ya. I dunno SK, this whole rant is a bit silly coming from you. The same line of reason would say you gotta be a doctor or a barrister or an office drone cause those exist everywhere you go. Why do anything else?

    With that large ocean right over your shoulder, why go in the pool? With miles of beach, why not sleep on the sand instead of opening the window? Spend a few mintues and find a good witness relocaion pizza joint just 5 minutes off the highway.

    Have a better day tomorrow! We still love you! 🙂

  37. avatar
    davem | 3 August 2006 at 9:59 pm #

    Denise,
    You’d be comfy here in blighty as a teacher – still quite well paid and lots of hols – far too many kiddiewinkles for my liking though.!!Prob is as we greedily suck up increasing amounts of american culture we become more and more like ye. Bugger.
    Stevie K – I love you. Don’t get too low…please? You change lives!! You’ve made me stop eating meat!! I race home to read yon blogge. I’ve bought all your records for 25 bloomin’ years. You’re so special, sooooooooooooooo important.
    Gareth from Notts – if you’re ever near Brum give me a shout – not too many fiends in the midlands, matey! 0121 243 5311!
    kilbeykilbeykilbeykilbeykilbeykilbeykilbey….

    Love you more SK,

    DaveM

  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 August 2006 at 10:04 pm #

    dear sk
    i guess even
    when you’re
    a rock star baybee
    in the coolest
    band on earth
    with a beautiful family
    and love all around you
    some days are
    just plain hard …
    i think it’s
    what’s called
    being human

    but hang in there sk
    and things’ll seem
    much brighter
    probably even
    by the time
    you read this
    you’ll be thinkin’
    what was i thinking?
    this oj is fucking incredible!
    the us of a has the best
    vegan food in the entire world!
    the american fiendds are
    so loving and happy
    i wish i could play forever!

    well
    hope it seems
    like that
    anyway…

    love from
    boulder
    colorado

    diane
    xo

  39. avatar
    davem | 3 August 2006 at 10:07 pm #

    Fandorin…congratulations!!!!!
    welcome F jnr!!
    xx

    DaveM

  40. avatar
    demeter | 3 August 2006 at 10:08 pm #

    In June 2004, a multinational consortium lead by the French government launched a new earthquake detection satellite called DEMETER

    …and the news from Demeter in San Francisco is that you can expect the earth to move for you here.

    Don’t worry, you will not find drive thrus a plenty in The City.
    The real estate’s prime, the number plates rhyme

  41. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 August 2006 at 10:20 pm #

    Steve – was at the orlando concert and you guys were fabulous. My wife, who I drag along and who generally leaves bored by the bands, absolutely loved your performance last night. You guys really lit up the place even with just acoustic! Thanks so much and please come back again. Just ask us locals where to stay and eat, etc.

  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 August 2006 at 10:30 pm #

    Yes, the good old USA. Freedom of choice, an excellent idea, but you have to pick and choose…you know, use your melon and make the right decisions…wade through the muck and mire. Seek out the real orange juice…it’s here somewhere along with that cool pool.

    Hope things go better. Looking forward to seeing you in SF.

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 August 2006 at 10:49 pm #

    These are all signs of IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION Oooooohhwweeeeeeeeeoooooohhhhaaaaaa

  44. avatar
    the dean | 3 August 2006 at 10:57 pm #

    I get that outside yourself feeling at work when I’m sprucking some techno babble to the boss. I hear myself and wonder where I’m getting this crap from. The boss give me that sideways look and wonders if we are plot his downfall

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 August 2006 at 11:13 pm #

    Now Steve,

    2 men look out through bars
    1 sees mud
    1 sees stars

    Accentuate the Positive Mr Kilby

    tell it like it is!

    Pete from Melbourne

    P.s Have a great day

  46. avatar
    Peter Podcast | 3 August 2006 at 11:22 pm #

    Steve
    Chin up old bean.
    All ya gotta do is grind it out……
    If it’s any consololation it’s pissing down in Sillydney at th mo.
    Why dont ya install a voip on your laptop then we can talk for free.
    I’ll email ya.
    Did you reakise you were #1 on the blogrankers chart?
    And you havent been sacked or had your bum smacked to get there….

  47. avatar
    adrrak | 3 August 2006 at 11:44 pm #

    hi sk
    good reading

    did you here that syd barrett died recently? I just heard, Sad!

  48. avatar
    steven koontz | 3 August 2006 at 11:45 pm #

    to one Steven K, from another Steven K….

    chin up, each day is a new day..cant wait for Myrtle Beach and Sellersville, because I will be the most vocal and motivated fan at both places if I have my way. You want motivation, I will try my darndest to cheer you on..Front row both places, you wont have a reason to feel down, because I wont let ya! see ya there..follower for over 20 years, no room for a downer in my book!

    steve koontz
    high point, nc

  49. avatar
    sockfacepuppetmunch | 4 August 2006 at 12:03 am #

    I am sorry guys… But Who really cares about the US.. I am sick of It. It is 290 million out of 6.7 billion, thats What!! (someone help me with fractions) something like 4% of the world I mean are you all kidding!! What a bunch of ass.
    I have many Amerecan friendly’s but would don’t begin and end with ya policy’s ya way’s yr Christiananity, ya Jews ya media, ya anti semitists, ya Houdini’s ya Bush’s ya oil, ya eco-onmy, ya kioto avoidance, ya Illuminaty, ya War-Hoffs, Ya Hasstle Hoffs..(but I do like him) ya burgers, ya ICBMS ya Scientologists, ya celebs.. ya mafia, ya gayboy rockers, ya apple pie…ya big apple, ya coke, and ya coke… ya fatties.. ya movies, ya lettermans and country musik, ya sweety teen cheerleaders, ya sweaty jocks.. ya ball games………
    ya wealth, and ya 50 trillion dollar debt….
    Hey just a thought.
    PS I have alway’s dreamed of the USA.
    NOW IT’S BECOMING A NIGHTMARE
    Matt

  50. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 August 2006 at 12:17 am #

    Yeah Cheer up old bean is right.
    There’s a lotta people out there grinding it out in more mundane ways.
    You guys are a unit with lots of history, mystique & talent.
    Why dont you try doing some other songs to spice it up a bit.
    I’m sure it’d all come back to you even at a soundcheck.
    Do for a moment were strangers or bel air or something.
    Happy travels.

    Dutch Pierre

  51. avatar
    aurasurf | 4 August 2006 at 12:21 am #

    i busted ass all day working in this heat to take care of my two daughters I am raising and i’m coming to the show-

    be happy you are doing whatever the hell you want with your life

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    gigi | 4 August 2006 at 12:24 am #

    Hang in there SK, hopefully brighter skies tommorrow. To bad your not coming to Boston, could have hopped on the back of my HD & cruised, hit the beach, checked out the Plastinator’s Body Worlds2 travelling side show, whatever-mixed it up. Don’t get complacent man, RIP IT UP!

  53. avatar
    sue cee | 4 August 2006 at 12:37 am #

    SK, it sounds like you’ve hit what they call the suicide/silly season in Darwin, the humidity is getting to ya on top of the lack of cool fresh water and real fruit.. you’re in the doldrums but it will pass. They forgot to add The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and “the Indifferent” (sounds like ‘Your Stars for the Day’ 🙂 My vegan list for Florida didnt turn up?? its not in my Sent box, not sure where it went. Chinup! get Skype like Russell says (I’ll email ya too)
    love
    x

    ps everyone, there’s a videoblog uploaded now to http://www.myspace.com/stevekilbey for your aural and visual pleasure

  54. avatar
    a moment on its own | 4 August 2006 at 1:08 am #

    I guess we’re nearly out of time.

  55. avatar
    melford (mad max) gibson | 4 August 2006 at 1:13 am #

    why not stay at the end of the world
    crack open a baseball
    watch the beer gut
    grow a beer
    tune in to home
    and catch the end of cnn

  56. avatar
    mealy gibberson | 4 August 2006 at 1:19 am #

    That wasn’t really me – i’m sti$%l fu%kin pish$*ed

  57. avatar
    Renee | 4 August 2006 at 1:52 am #

    Well SK,
    you certainly know how to stir things up!
    On a lighter note,
    I’m really diggin the video that was posted on your myspace
    hope there is more to come
    it’s nice to actually ‘see’ you
    and to watch your mannerisms
    like how you stroke your beard in a very deep contemplative kind of way
    Anyhow, I think you look really great!

    much love

  58. avatar
    MarkM | 4 August 2006 at 1:55 am #

    Hey Steve
    Hang in there…we’re looking forward to having you back here in Oz and all. Your blogs are still the highlight of my morning…they somehow make me feel normal…that we all have those depressed days, creative bursts, a happy outlook and then a dark day, a good gig…followed by a coupla bad ones, days when we care about every musical note…days where it all feels a little blah…days full of energy and days when we struggle to get up….some days all food tastes great and the next we can’t find anything we like…life’s full o contradictions and feelings change from one day to the next…it’s always great to know (I think) that you’re not alone. I love reading this blog because it’s REAL.
    cheers
    MarkM

  59. avatar
    shawn_el | 4 August 2006 at 1:55 am #

    Dear SK – Chin up chin up. You’ll be back in aus soon enough, bemoaning being back at home rather than tearing up the road with a bunch of rockers.

  60. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 August 2006 at 1:58 am #

    Le Kilbey est enfoncé.

    B.Bon

  61. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 August 2006 at 2:03 am #

    you are bummin me out…life is great!!!!!!!! make the most of it. You and I have it easy….It could be a HELL of alot worse. By the way.. your beginning to hurt this southern girl’s feelings…. dogging your every stop… First of all —– never visit the south in August…. damn!!!!!!!!! you’re askin for pain…. Second of all… Drunk people are universally stupid and loud – not just in the south. Love ya — but be nice. ok.

  62. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 4 August 2006 at 2:14 am #

    Steve,
    Ok, I just watched the video on MySpace (yes I know this is like my third comment today; they shot me with an elephant tranquilizer earlier, so I’m calm now).

    What I think of the video: Too much Wolfman, not enough Steven, hee. Was that downstairs at the Henry Fonda in Hollywood? I thought it looked familiar to me! Geez, the Wolfman gets down there right away with all his fancy schmancy art! Took me all night and a fistful of money to get there! ; )
    love and better days ahead,
    denise
    xxoo

    p.s. anon is right – the south can be really lovely – it’s just hard all over now because of the heat AND humidity. and sadly, yes, drunks and stupid people abound. Ok I promise not to comment again…until tomorrow. 😉

  63. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 August 2006 at 2:19 am #

    Steefs,…when you gonna climb up a coconut tree and fall out on yer noggin’ all “rock star” style? Chin up, ye olde long-haired sonic scenographer! You are experiencing the wonderously flatulent excesses that make America grand (or is it called “Biggie Sized”?)!! I would think that endless miles of roadside adverts, fats foods restyrants and congested byways (chocked full of tubby CNN watchers driving Surburban Ussault Vehicles) would be a catalyst for a six-pack of cynical melodious diatribes!! “Florida Orange Juice” squeezed from Valencia oranges harvested in South America?????? Man,,..i just CANNOT stop giggling! Pudgy sunburnt tourists cavorting about in fluorescent schwim wear?? HIGH-larious!!!! A child’s exercize playground built INTO a fast-fraud hamburgler diner??? DEAD PAN RIOT!!!! “Retail Chain” coffee?? STOP IT!! yer KILLING me!!! it almost makes me want to “DE-cline” from my easy chair, put down my raw meat sandwich, turn OFF my Pat Robertson television program and polish my legally concealed bang-bang weapon (if i had one)!! har har!

    Steve-O,..please remember that not EVERYONE in America is a polyester-wearing tank-driving president-worshipping cake-eater. do not lump EVERYONE in with the “lumpy everyones”. some of us strive to conserve resources/energy…..some of us are tofu-eaters,..some of actually LISTEN to the calls of the birds…some of us would rather see roads REMOVED rather than built….some of us would rather see old buldings REMODELED rather than bulldozed and horribly reconstructed as a STRIP MALL…. some of us would rather READ BOOKS than watch “American Idol” on the telly….. some of us prefer BICYCLES to cars….. some of us
    LOATHE places like McDonuts, BurgerKinks and The House Of Booze…..some of us shudder AND protest when an ecosystem is braced for urban development…….
    …some of us are deeply saddened to see our young brothers dead bodies draped in the stars and stripes…….

    THAT BEING SAID,..i guess traveling the globe playing music ain’t TOO bad a gig. i’m SURE you miss your home and your family and all the creatures AND “creature comforts” that make everyday life sweet…………………………..AND,…EVERYBODY KNOWS that laundrymats suck AND convenience stores suck AND people’s driving skills suck AND it’s hot as YOU-KNOW-WHAT (on a stick) AND EVERYBODY has a gun in their pocket and WHERE THE HELL can a guy find a decent veggie sub around this God-forsaken tourist-trap!!!!! ……….JESUS!!!!! why are we ALL so upset and eating so much crappy junk food when we COULD be riding roller-coasters in a “killer whale” themed amusement parks?!!!??

    SK,..REMEMBER….your gifts as an artist have coagulated a legion of fans that will help you maintain (at least) a DECENT living DEPSITE any/all of the adverse by-products of “success”. the soundworlds that YOU, Marty, Pete and Tim create are GRAVITY for all those fans that will NOT let you (guys) go. PLEASE,…. don’t “short-change” your real fans. even if it looks like a HUNDRED people are talking about Mel Gibson in the crowd,…rest assured there is (at least) ONE person standing out there (beyond the lights) who probably owns (or HAS owned) your entire discography on vinyl, cassette AND CD. he or she would be HEARTBROKEN if you “blew them off” due to a noisy group of “frat-folk” discussing BraveHeart’s drunk-driving skills.

    I really enjoyed your Orlando concert. i apologize for all those who may have appeared “disinterested”. i certainly was not. you and the guys were GREAT. thanks for the show and i wish you and Pete and Marty and Tim and crew (above all else) safe passage on the rest of you tour. peace and carrots! Cheers!!

  64. avatar
    calling down baal and zeusi | 4 August 2006 at 2:32 am #

    wrong side of the bed…

  65. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 August 2006 at 2:37 am #

    steve great show in Orlando last nite my boys were thrilled to meet you and the band after the show thanks to all for being so nice. Picked up the 92 dvd looks great. Take care enjoy the rest of your trip through the states….

    steve in FL

  66. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 August 2006 at 3:08 am #

    so beautifully put
    sounds like a version of hell in that there america
    just watched ( turtles can fly)some beautiful kurdish kids acting themselves off
    hard to believe how different the lives of kids of insanity known as war are from our swaddled in cotton wool kiddies of the “free” world

    and
    may you find real food
    real people real humanity and real peace for the rest of your journey

    God bless Palestine

    love

  67. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 August 2006 at 3:17 am #

    SK, you guys are not “some old group.”

    You are the best thing going. Thanks for blessing our desolate wasteland with your songs. We aren’t all dead here, you know.

  68. avatar
    syrinx | 4 August 2006 at 3:43 am #

    Congratulations, Mr. K – you have survived Tisha B’Av, the most negative day of the year.

    We knew you could do it. All the point-counterpoint on America this blog – it was the perfect way to spend it.

    🙂

  69. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 August 2006 at 4:16 am #

    Yu passed on the great northwest for the lousy south end. Wrong choice furry fish. There are parts of America that U Kilbey would love. Sitting here on a breezy night, overlooking the sound. A glass of wine, some herb, and a vegi spread on sesame toast. Wish you were here.

  70. avatar
    esskayer | 4 August 2006 at 4:22 am #

    Well when you get to San Francisco please smoke some herb, eat some good food, visit the GG Bridge, and ponder how it may all end soon, then PLAY AS IF IT WAS YOUR LAST NIGHT ON EARTH. Thanks SK.

  71. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 August 2006 at 4:31 am #

    You have to search out the good things in the U.S. Nothing good comes to those who only see the outside. Dig it, dig in and the world becomes a better place. It’s never easy to see what is really happening between the subways and BK’S.
    There is some groovy people inbetween the land malls. I just hope you don’t explode
    while digging in.

    We luv you
    We Luft you
    We loave U

    Your music keeps us in the game.

    troop on

    A lil trooper believes

  72. avatar
    fergal | 4 August 2006 at 4:44 am #

    now u perhaps know how homer simpson feels sk!

    anyhow,
    u r like a hurricane …
    ~

  73. avatar
    Noel Christian | 4 August 2006 at 4:56 am #

    why did the u.s.
    which started as the bastion of freedom n free choice
    end up with the following choices…
    kfc, mcdonalds,bugger king, starbux, subway,
    wherever ya go
    from maine to arizona

    I’ve often wondered. A great many of them are deaf too.

    All the best….

    Noel

    *playing with my new Vox treble booster

  74. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 August 2006 at 5:01 am #

    Steve: When rant rapes truth and bile mixes with the spittle collecting upon your fixed window, your blood ceases its flow and coagulates in your veins. When you spew your narrow insights you loose your fix upon the beam that keeps us tuning in to marvel at your ability to navigate through darkness.

    There are more than a few of us here that believe Cheney Bush should be forced to serve a tour of duty in Iraq searching roadside rubbish for IEDs; there are more than a few of us who Mc eschew the Mc moo chew.

    Persevere and rise, as always. You are among friends.

  75. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 August 2006 at 5:16 am #

    chorus…..
    Every thing is Fake
    Backing Vocal (in the background with lots of reverb)…..
    Faaake!

    So what else is new?

    The Iconoclast

  76. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 August 2006 at 5:16 am #

    Steve, you complain about Sydney when you are there. You complain about London when you are there…put a sock in it already. You live in Bondi….a bloody millionaires playground (James Packer – the richest man in Oz-lives there) and you have it pretty good – take your kids to school everyday, swim, yoga-ise yourself, paint in your studio, smoke as much weed as you please and have managed to aviod ‘straight-dom’ your whole life. It seems the only work you have to do is when you tour…the rest is what most of us would call a holiday.

    People dream of a life like yours.

    A fuck of a lot of people have it a fuck of a lot worse than you.

    Get on with it.

  77. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 August 2006 at 5:24 am #

    an letter to that last anonymous comment.
    it can also be hard work having an easy life you moron
    lighten up and start complaining.

    peace be with youse

  78. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 August 2006 at 5:47 am #

    a letter to the last anonymous comment…

    What the fuck are you talking about? It helps you you can string to gether a coherent sentence when trying to make a point.

  79. avatar
    Rama Dee | 4 August 2006 at 6:08 am #

    this is all so funny…these comments.Hey D, Im a sub too…pretty fun job , huh??

  80. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 August 2006 at 6:11 am #

    Your’e a submissive? as a job???

  81. avatar
    Rama Dee | 4 August 2006 at 6:17 am #

    By the way, I prefer the rants…I mean, would you rather he be some fucking mindless half-witted ignoramus who doesnt see or feel and know what to think?? Its a pretty severe cliche to chastise{}for criticizing whats so fucking awful and obvious…Yeah, i get sum of the same feelins about such prosperity….but what would be Credible??? takes all kinds…Its how you ID yerself, what youre about…describing what you see, what you DONT relate to…etc blah blah blah…..

  82. avatar
    Rama Dee | 4 August 2006 at 6:19 am #

    im submissive to Insufferables.Its the Way..

  83. avatar
    Azza | 4 August 2006 at 6:21 am #

    Try ot get off Auto Pilot Steve. Even if your not loving it it will make coming home all th sweeter!

  84. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 August 2006 at 6:26 am #

    I’m with you dude, but it’s just that at various times he hates nearly everyone and everything!! While going on about yoga and god and peace etc. I’m all for critcal analysis but sometimes he just goes on like a cranky old git.

    I’m not after sugar-y sweetness but I would like less bitching about a life most of us would kill for. Anyhow…wait till Queen Whats-her-face reads the post up above…she’ll go fucking nuts!!

  85. avatar
    Rama Dee | 4 August 2006 at 6:35 am #

    No dude, yer just shallow and witless..ya dont get it…I just laugh…”hates everyone and everything” whatever..we aint talking about a 14 year old..what do you think of his music…How do get there from wherever you’re speaking of???

  86. avatar
    eek | 4 August 2006 at 6:56 am #

    Ok, I’m sick of this shit. No more disparaging comments about ice Steve, or I’m gonna have to slap you silly. You know I will too, so just cut it out. >:(

  87. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 August 2006 at 6:57 am #

    rama-ding-dong

    The music that comes out of him don’t sound like it’s from the same person who writes this blog somedays.
    If you want to talk ‘credibility’ then he’s full of holes. But I can’t be bothered persuing this with an obvious SK kiss-ass…

  88. avatar
    theawfulache | 4 August 2006 at 7:31 am #

    anon 426 – dude what’s your problem and obsession with the queen – if you have a problem, take it up with her, don’t waste space on sk’s blog with that shit

  89. avatar
    The Other One | 4 August 2006 at 8:11 am #

    “America is hell. America isn’t hell. Don’t be so judgemental, but let me be judgemental of you. Don’t complain, your life is easy. Don’t complain, you have special skills. Don’t write whatever you like in your virtual diary ‘cos it may be what I don’t like. Don’t protect the guy. Don’t attack the guy.”

    Blah blah blah. Superficiality.

    Infants, there’s no single truth. Not from anyone’s mouth, not even from the silky one some of you chose to believe in and amplify into your souls.
    Take it as it comes: music, paintings, poetry, art are different from quotidian. A poet has to deal with the price of gas. A poet has to operate a washing machine. A poet will go through the ordinary life. Not everything will be translated into poetry. An ordinary man who complains of everything around him will write poetry (most probably/notably the nonconformist will write, period). Give poetry. Sing poetry. And also BE poetry when YOU feel connected to his whatever fucking truth of/at the moment. Just believe in the moment.

    What is fair, dear narrow sparrow christians? What is fair in this world? A guy who complains of autopilot activities (which are habits to him, face it) is despising the problems of Humanity? Hypocrisy and short-range thought.
    Someone tells the guy he should value and praise his own brilliant life (can anyone assume this about anyone’s life at all?) in a microcosmos/microcircus of egos. This person thinks that plain complaints DENY poetry, open vision, profound and unfound social critique, empathy with other beings’ miserable and nonmiserable lives. Congratulations for not contemplating duality and regarding the world as a rigid scheme of oppositions. You won’t go far, you’re safe. But I ask (philos, not realos) this person: why do you worry? If you think he’s an idiot for this, why do you worry? Why do you need to make a statement?
    Maybe I can answer. It’s because you have expectations, christian. It’s because you need to blame and judge and burn. But this forum, believe it, this forum, this blog, these words of an ordinary man brilliant poet brilliant man (but never ordinary poet) aren’t important. If you mean to point to a person how he/she should see his/her own life, then it’s because you already figured out yours and can save the world.
    Forget all of this and don’t complain about complaints in a silly blog. The world is waiting for your support. Treasure your own life, keep preaching.

    Relation-chips are a total drag.

  90. avatar
    The Other One | 4 August 2006 at 8:16 am #

    Btw, what did I want to say?
    Ah! Also standing outside myself and asking why why why.

  91. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 August 2006 at 10:14 am #

    awful-acher

    I don’t have a problem with her…i find her quite amusing. She’s pathetic in her devotion to the extremly flawed maestro and I bet he don’t even talk to her after gigs. It’s like watching kids in a playground…all wanting to be friends with the ‘most popular’ kid, even though they treat you like shit.

    I got every right to air my opinions here…JUST LIKE YOU>

  92. avatar
    veleska1970 | 4 August 2006 at 10:26 am #

    anon 8:14~~”…and I bet he don’t even talk to her after gigs.”

    you are oh so wrong.

    he DOES “talk” to you after gigs. myself and about 15 other people “talked” to him last week after dallas. and he didn’t just sign autographs and take off. he hung around for a while, too, “talking”.

    and nobody got treated like shit, either.

  93. avatar
    Renee | 4 August 2006 at 11:22 am #

    and we wonder why there are wars

  94. avatar
    Altres | 4 August 2006 at 11:55 am #

    Well, this has been a juicy little blog with lots of interesting viewpoints.

    “have a nice day” Steve, heh

    Brian

  95. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 August 2006 at 1:04 pm #

    yeah B 955, as in ‘regular american juice’

    get connected again, Mr. K.

    Greetz,
    Cracka

  96. avatar
    B.Bon | 4 August 2006 at 1:17 pm #

    The time has come and thus is past….

    I have decided to become ‘legit’.

    I was here earlier today and made a discreet post…..only to return this evening to discover that all hell had broken loose! I see there are some ‘anonymi’ (that’s the plural of anonymous) who have caused much fussin’ and a feudin’ in the last few hours. I respect their right to display their theories and thoughts…but feel that as a well respected and longstanding member of this community I should set a decent example and get myself a blue heading and identify myself.

    Will I actually blog? I dunno. It seems to require a lot of effort….I have checked many of your blogs out only to discover pieces from November 2005 about broken tail lights and unwell pets…an indication to me that even the most faithful SK commenter does not nescessarily have much to say outside this forum. And the world may not need to know that about me…..in fact I’m sure they don’t. The last time I checked I didn’t lead a very interesting life.

    Anyhoo, my bloggy baptism has taken place and I shall henceforth be known only as…

    B.Bon

  97. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 August 2006 at 2:19 pm #

    my goodness, some negative vibes going today. I cant understand the reason some people come here with such negative attitude, and seem to want to attack SK on his own blog. Guess the same type of person that goes to a show and chats all the way through, thus ruining the experience for the majority who want to listen respectfully.
    Also, how can someone judge SKs life, and tell him its basically a piece of cake, and like a “holiday” most of the time. With lots of kids to look after, and judging by the huge output of work (music, art,book, etc) I think clear SK is not sitting on his ass all day long doing yoga.
    As for touring, it is grueling. I have seen it up close and personal, and I can easily see how it can really get your spirits down. I am just very, very grateful that the band is willing to go through all the hassle so we can see them live. No one else i would rather see in concert..
    Of all the church concerts I have been to, SK (and others in the band) have always been very good with the fans, talking/signing, etc after the show. I know this may not always be the case, but very often for sure. I think its not easy to do after playing intensely for few hours, and likely with little sleep the night before.
    If you read this blog on regular basis, then you would know some days SK can be amazingly positive/grateful/thankful and inspiring. But it cant always be roses, and in the middle of a tour in blistering heat, well, the guy deserves to complain a bit. Anyhow, many here I think enjoy SKs rants, especially ones that come from quite deep (veganism, opposition to war/killing children, etc), and with less weighty issues its usually quite humorous.
    Keep well Steve, and look forward to catching up with you again whenever and wherever that may be..

    peace.
    KevinNejedly

  98. avatar
    rod starling | 4 August 2006 at 2:45 pm #

    …staring down the barrel @ the floridian on chair

    i’m alive
    i’m …dead

    i am the stranger shooting a floridian…

    jeezuz,

    i think i’m gonna shoot myself

    the only thing guns are really good for

  99. avatar
    isolde | 4 August 2006 at 2:47 pm #

    well i don’t understand why you play in pubs and bars it just aint equal to y’all
    you gotta present yourselves as music that people should sit still and be quiet for and pick the venue that sez that
    doesn’t make it easy for us sheilas either
    not easy to front up alone and think oh well i am gonna have blokes crack onto me but i gotta see the sk so will just grin and bear it
    and think o england
    and shore enuff they start with the questions and the chat up liners
    and the not being 100% honest about their state of attachment elsewhere, and the more piss they sink they more fondley they get
    and then when the lights come on its like oh who are you
    and not wanting to appear like frigid bitch must respondevue and be nice and friendly and i spose it pass the time while waiting for sk
    and nice to feel cameraderie with churchie fanz and all
    but you get the picture don’t you there’s lots more people would come if you didnae play in a bar
    also sorry for being so slow about getting registered on this blogarama, and good on ya b.bon for takin the plunge into the oi oi pool and i spose it counts for more connecty hit points espesh if you got a link back to here on yer blog but i feel if i start it will be all downhill with blab and existential crises and gettin the sack, must say i enjoy the other one today, and just like a concert its the audience interaction that makes a blog come alive don’t it
    love ya till the cows come home and then some cudger

  100. avatar
    secretBeatinMichigan | 4 August 2006 at 2:53 pm #

    “OH YE GODS IN HE’VEN ABOVE I BEESEECH THEE ….

    It looks like SK is on that path down’a’ward again. PL-EEE-EZE raise him from this spiral AT LEAST until after the Dee-troit show Aug 13th! Have the fella recognize that people in bars are, by their very nature, dopes and shtupid-doofs and that he should expect nothing less.
    And have the fella recognize (as I’m sure he does) that merely living a life in which you are not being shot at or missiled, got electricity, and vegan-victuals-to-eat is a blessing that is given beyond that corker of Free Choice, that we are Given, but that dooms us all – some sooner than others, some even over others, and some despite their innocence over others.

    Please have ol’ SK recognize that Guilt can be an unjustified Self-Conception and that all we can do is do what we can – and what we are permitted to do which is all we All ever want anyway.

    Oh ye gods above I pray… keep SK in his Groovy-Proper-Church-Daddy Way until Aug 14th… what else ‘ave I got for cryin’ out loud ???”


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