posted on June 8, 2009 at 6:28 am

yeah baybees
im in the good olde usa
oh take me in promised land
lay yer milk n honey on this poor olde genius
well i’m here in solana beach so cal
in at the mansion of dan c
a very nice geezer whose read the bible
(cept for the boring bits of leviticus)
he had a veggie bar be queue
and i had a veg patty n a veg hot dog
a guy here has just used the latest gizmo n goo on my face
half my face is sposed to look younger now…but does it?
i tried the strawberry cough
i played pool
tomorrow we begin to re-hurse
a necessary evil
i apologise to my ears
i dream about mickey rourke
i walk on the slightly cold for summer beach
peter n trevor n i go to a juice bar
i have wheatgrass shot
i have mango peach blah blah smoothie
i wander round solana beach market
where you could buy life size leather dogs (why!?)
you could have
toe rings
woodlined stash boxes
boy scouts
church (not us)
un-ageing treatments
credit cards
rubber band guns
cancer research
great and hideous art
etc etc
we drive through winding canyon roads
my hotel is next to a construction site (as i foretold!)
a kid starting runnin round n bouncing a ball
at 7 am sunday morning
when i try to sleep of jet lack….
solana beach is like avalon beach kinda
thats it
stay tuned
this is the online diary of a rocknroll tour

53 Responses to “yeah ….now i’m here”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 June 2009 at 7:07 am #

    F**k the age, just roll : )

  2. avatar
    don joe | 8 June 2009 at 7:37 am #

    Glad you made it Killer.
    Looking forward to the seething mass of blogs that sprout forth from said tour.
    Knock 'em dead. See you on the cover of Rolling Stone again.

    don joe

  3. avatar
    12str | 8 June 2009 at 7:46 am #

    coooool SK!! give em what they need!

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 June 2009 at 8:59 am #

    Either yr on the bus or your off the bus. Good luck in the land of the free and the fat people.

  5. avatar
    fantasticandy | 8 June 2009 at 9:12 am #

    i feel like i'm sharing the adventure with you…….
    glad all seems well!

  6. avatar
    jax | 8 June 2009 at 9:20 am #

    welcome to California, killer.. pass the sunscreen. Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday..

  7. avatar
    matt davison | 8 June 2009 at 9:44 am #

    Rock and Roll Man………….!!

  8. avatar
    lily was here | 8 June 2009 at 9:59 am #

    Armchair touring has never been so much fun
    Dont sit on any cactii

    ps davem, glad to see someones doing the veg map!

  9. avatar
    doctorwatson | 8 June 2009 at 10:37 am #

    Welcome back to the US. Looking forward to the 7/3 Tupelo show. Not much to do in Londonderry, but if you are looking to relax over the July 4 holiday weekend, plenty of quiet, secnic places in New Hampshire. Let me know if you want any recommendations. Will.

  10. avatar
    princey | 8 June 2009 at 10:39 am #

    Oooh I'm excited, great to hear u got there safely and enjoying yourself so far! Keep us posted ok sk
    luv always, Amanda

  11. avatar
    Freddie | 8 June 2009 at 10:46 am #

    Welcome! (hugs) So glad you arrived safely to the shores of the U.S. of A.
    I’ve never been to So Cal but it sounds just as I imagined 😀

  12. avatar
    Lian | 8 June 2009 at 11:26 am #

    Wish you a great tour, Sir! ^^

  13. avatar
    Shawn El | 8 June 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    Cool…looking forward to your tour journal.

  14. avatar
    adina | 8 June 2009 at 12:51 pm #

    haha a rubberband gun

    omg I need to save up some money for the show!

    Its already flippin June 8! o_o

    where the HELL does the time go, I'm already late.

    buckle up


  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 June 2009 at 1:01 pm #

    we welcome you…………..

  16. avatar
    John Garratt | 8 June 2009 at 1:21 pm #

    People are obsessed with anti-aging cream!

    Then again, no one wants to really look like this:

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 June 2009 at 2:18 pm #

    We ain't there Steve, so we want to hear all about it, blow-by-blow – save us the bother of having to go ourselves, and we can vicariously pretend to be rockstars to boot.

    It's gonna be great, as long as you keep up your end of the bargain.

    I've always wanted to visit America…

  18. avatar
    restaurant mark | 8 June 2009 at 2:34 pm #

    glad you made it here safely. it's gonna be so hard reading the online tour diary knowing it's not getting closer and closer to the date i'll be seeing ya. but like i've said before i hope the shows are spectacular! i'll twitch with jealousy and a slight feeling of neglect on my own time…

    take care sir

  19. avatar
    subcultureofone | 8 June 2009 at 2:48 pm #

    i'm glad you're here! hopefully i'll see you on the east coast.

  20. avatar
    matthew | 8 June 2009 at 2:56 pm #

    Oooh Lawdy mama… it's a diary I'm keen to read!

  21. avatar
    CSTCoach | 8 June 2009 at 3:25 pm #

    Welcome to north america, druid!

    Looking forward to this road roving travel blog. Still remember some of the brilliant bits from the last tour. Your writing on the desert was sublime.

    LOL @ the construction site. Same thing happened to me this past weekend in ottawa! Balls!

    Can't wait to see you guys reconcile the distance and the time. To call up long lost summer daze. To herald a new era of deep, layered compositions which will bury the anathema and cardboard rehash that is called music today.

    rock on, gentlemen. See ya in ottawa and hamilton.

  22. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 8 June 2009 at 5:39 pm #

    Sk is back in the state where he recorded an album and song that made him internationally known. I love and hate California. I met the greatest female I've ever met in San Diego. The vegetarian food is idyllic. It's also were I foolishly spent seven hours a day in the sun for 5 years and now I'm paying a heavy price for it.

    The Church has many, many fans in California. Best wishes to them.

  23. avatar
    davem | 8 June 2009 at 6:09 pm #

    Glad you got there safely.
    How's your eye?

  24. avatar
    Jason | 8 June 2009 at 7:06 pm #

    Glad your here, see you in Detroit.

  25. avatar
    EDD | 8 June 2009 at 7:24 pm #

    So cool! We're on the same coast! Stop by and punch me in the face if ya want to! HA HA. Hope you have a good tour. Don't get to complacent. Some of us are stuck where we are with zero adulation('cept for my hunny April and the kidz Sarah and Draum.). I know you're coming to Portland but alas….no show for me. If happen you find yerself in Lebanon…

  26. avatar
    Cee | 8 June 2009 at 7:50 pm #

    Welcome to California, sorry about the noisy kid…didya bring earplugs?

  27. avatar
    Jacqueline | 8 June 2009 at 8:05 pm #

    Come to Canada…?

  28. avatar
    jaime r... | 8 June 2009 at 9:15 pm #

    See You in CHicago & Milwaukee!!!!
    have fun be safe.. and be kind to yourselves… May the force be with you!! peace Jaime…

  29. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 8 June 2009 at 10:34 pm #

    have fun finding me when you get done touring, hasta la vista esskay…

  30. avatar
    eek | 8 June 2009 at 11:16 pm #

    Glad you made it here ok.

    These two lines:

    "where you could buy life size leather dogs (why!?)"


    "my hotel is next to a construction site (as i foretold!)"

    made me actually lol.

    "a guy here has just used the latest gizmo n goo on my face
    half my face is sposed to look younger now…but does it?"

    See, this is one of those times you need to video and put up on the blog, so we — your loyal readers — can answer these important questions for you. 🙂

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 June 2009 at 11:22 pm #

    Welcome to our home Killer! July 8th in New York City is exactly one month away and we just can't wait to hear of the journey cross county! PLEASE play as much of U#23 as you can on this tour…it's fucking brilliant!


  32. avatar
    glynnisjohns | 9 June 2009 at 12:10 am #

    ha, you are so right down the road.
    i would go down there tonight and look for ya.

    but even that weird toadying seems
    beyond this fanboy.

    see you on Wed.


  33. avatar
    PAGEY | 9 June 2009 at 12:20 am #

    Om – Om Om – Ommmmmm


    the world needs escapism!! yeah right, more escapism, but yeah Steve, that is what you deliver. You Deliver some wise words in blog as well. As if we would heed them and not rebel from that FUCKIN HUGE EGO!! I think you are a worthy role model though. Very current. No guns, no books just lyrics N' bass n 3 other blokes and a studio and plastic passes out along with the bits…. God Bless.


    Seee you in 2012!!

    watch out for the evil dick!! probably at one of your gigs!! not! but maybe? in the suburbs no doubt

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 June 2009 at 2:29 am #

    Hi Steve,

    Here's wishing you and the rest of Team Church – Marty, Pete, Tim & Tiare all the very best with the tour…'may love (and much deserved success) find you' at last in the hearts and minds of America.

    Good Luck! 🙂 Looking fwd to sharing the journey with you…stay well.

    Jon from Geelong.

  35. avatar
    bjmcwilliams | 9 June 2009 at 3:14 am #

    WELCOME BACK STEVE!!! Hope the eye gets better day by day. Looking forward to seeing you in Detroit, Grand Rapids, and possibly Chicago!

  36. avatar
    kyle farley | 9 June 2009 at 3:14 am #

    The Church Shimmy Shook My Bones, already! Sunday… 5:56 p.m. Texas Time! It'll Do, For The Time Being!

  37. avatar
    Kokky | 9 June 2009 at 3:19 am #

    Hey Steve, I'm recovering from the jetlag as well here in San Frannie, though I'm waking up very early and get tired at 8pm. See you here on friday, and may our minds be boggled 😉

  38. avatar
    melissa | 9 June 2009 at 4:49 am #

    paint us a postcard!! 😉

    Enjoy and hope you guys do very very well (I'm sure you will!)

    take care SK


  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 June 2009 at 4:52 am #

    that construction site motif
    is one that frequently
    pops up for me too,
    closeby to where i am staying or working
    (if they ever give me a real job
    i will no doubt
    have more data
    to share on that)
    I feel it
    resonates with the internal construction
    that goes on
    in recovery
    You have all these new
    pathways carved into your grey and white
    and then…
    suddenly the contruction is done
    and you have to learn to use
    those extra-sensory
    wisely and
    sagely, and in a body
    that has taken a battering.
    Like an old house being rewired (very tricky and quite
    dangerous at times).
    My semi-o-logical
    Ex-junky hugs

  40. avatar
    steve | 9 June 2009 at 5:09 am #

    Bring it on Killer glad to hear you are in the states….keep us updated.

  41. avatar
    princey | 9 June 2009 at 6:13 am #

    Gotta get used to the time differences now, you're probably asleep or out late or rehearsing or down at Solana beach for a midnight skinnydip:)))))) Anyway, hope you're well and blogging soon ssssssskkkkkkkk

  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 June 2009 at 6:31 am #

    If the USA get half the Church performance that we got at the Factory in Sydney, they are going to get something very special. I have seen you and the boys perform 1982 > 2009 and the Factory show this year was in another orbit – lucky USA fans – Geoff Starkey Sydney

  43. avatar
    LeatherDog | 9 June 2009 at 7:31 am #

    Us southern folk gonna have to buy a 12 pack of Bush, can of grizzly long cut and pack of Pall Mall 100s and watch this tour in our trailers on youtube :o(

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 June 2009 at 10:20 am #

    You mean you're in a band, dude? Like REM n shit?

  45. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 9 June 2009 at 11:17 am #

    good on ya steve….kick some serious (musical) ass kiddo…..mickey rourke, hmmm….saw the boxer the other day, i thought it was a rather good movie, very unblinking look at life and the human condition, i thought…..
    take care, mate….

  46. avatar
    ronbonham | 9 June 2009 at 1:45 pm #

    Um, Ok…there was a show on the TV

    lastnite about some folks wanting

    to put a DOME over all of the city

    of HOUSTON to protect it from any

    future hurricanes. Man, didn't

    know that the city in Dome was

    gonna be my hometown! One more day

    and I am on a big jet plane out to

    LA and San Diego and the warmglow

    of 2 live electric Church shows.

    Feels like I am on the upswing of a

    very fast and swift rollercoaster,

    about to make the drop…

    See you soon! Ron Bonham

  47. avatar
    veleska1970 | 9 June 2009 at 3:27 pm #

    glad you made it to the states safe and sound.

    how's the eye?

    lotza love…..

  48. avatar
    Sandy | 9 June 2009 at 3:37 pm #

    Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night. I'm bringing gifts….
    (of the culinary kind)


  49. avatar
    Sandy | 9 June 2009 at 3:44 pm #

    ps ..let me know how the anti-aging creme works.

  50. avatar
    lloyd | 9 June 2009 at 5:23 pm #

    Your Army welcomes you!
    Keep getting those posters & flyers out there everyone. We need as many people as possible at the shows. This is going to be a great tour!

  51. avatar
    kyle farley | 10 June 2009 at 3:10 am #

    3rd Quake in Cleburne, Texas today since you guys got here! US Geological says we had 2 on Sunday! Killer Kilbey Quakes, Baby! Stay Well Y'all!

  52. avatar
    Wendy Joy | 12 June 2009 at 7:18 pm #

    I hope you were prepared for the "June Gloom"?

  53. avatar
    br telco | 7 September 2014 at 3:17 am #

    Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my
    4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.”
    She placed the shell to her ear and screamed.
    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had
    to tell someone!

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