August 29, 2003

tim bluhm, utah, new cd and eating leaves

My fellow leaf eaters,

I heart Tim Bluhm. I have had so much fun travelling through Idaho and Oregon and Utah. We spent the night in my Eurovan right next to the Snake River in Idaho (you da pimp). I slept in the top part of the van and Tim down below. We never spooned. The crazy Idaho wind was howling but it still beat staying in some bland hotel. In the morning we played our guitars by the river on a picnic bench and ate crayons for breakfast. Then we made drawings with our tongues. I am starting to like like this living in my van idea. Next thing you know I'll be writing poetry and making jewelery. I think i am going to stop wearing clothes. If you don't know Tim Bluhm, then by golly go find him and listen to his music. I love it.

Today I am driving to the southern part of Utah for a show near Zion National Park. I wish everyone could come with me. We could go rock climbing and eat tacos on the side of the road and wash our cothes with rocks eventually forsaking them for nudity.

Thanks to all the Seattle folks for a great time. I had fun eating leaves for dinner at a Thai restaurant with Shawn Stewart and Kevin Cole. Man...I hadn't had leaves in years. After I gave them up for Lent I thought I wouldn't go back. Scrappy said he is only going to eat leaves from now on.

Last night's show in Salt Lake was a hoot. (as they say in minnesota) Tim and I sat on stage for hours and traded songs like baseball cards. I never wanted the night to end. I need to come back to Salt Lake more than once every 3 years.

Thanks for buying the new c.d. I probably should have waited but it was like Christmas. I keep telling people that they are the first person to by the c.d. I know these lies are going to catch up with me. Now that I have my own label I can do whatever I want. I don't have to kowtow to the demands of the swine in boardrooms telling me what art is and how their shareholders demand that I stop drinking Lucky Lager. I am going to release 76 c.d.'s in the next 30 years. So by the time I am 70 or so I will have enough money to go to Mars with that guy from n'sync.

See ya in Zion,

steven hippie guy joe leaf eater poltz

Posted by steve at August 29, 2003 9:38 AM


I'm glad you're enjoying living in the van, dude. But if I ever see you on TRL with a red bow tied around your chest, pushing a CD of poppy electronic beeps & whistles, I'm gonna have to kick your ass! ;)

Posted by: Doubting Robert at August 29, 2003 10:01 AM

hmmm... a red bow? that sounds like good idea. must get to walmart.

Posted by: Steve Poltz at August 29, 2003 10:15 AM

Yummy Breakfast!

What color/flavor crayon is your fave?

do you heat them up in a pan and make a multicolored omlettesque type thingamajig?

Posted by: CarrieCrayons at August 29, 2003 10:45 AM

Steve was living in a van down by the river - hahaha!

Posted by: Natasha at August 29, 2003 10:47 AM


I just got off the phone with you, and you're right- if you think about Madeline ALbright, it does last longer.

Thanks for the tip!


Posted by: Westy at August 29, 2003 2:50 PM

I... I...

what is that supposed to mean?

Posted by: Madeline Albright at August 29, 2003 3:42 PM

I cannot believe you know THE SOFA KING!!! Melissa, Kevin & I were just talking about him.

Watch out for Mars. Makes all the men go crazy. Don't howl at the moon tonight if the wind's out. Make your throat sore.

xo - angel

Posted by: Angel at August 29, 2003 3:47 PM

Dearest Steve,

I am so happy to see you writing stuff for the poltz site. Congrats on the new record & label, and for touring with Tim who is pretty much my favorite songwriter next to you.

I'm in Reno now. Drop on by and bring the whisky.


Posted by: Ken Layne at September 27, 2003 10:39 PM

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