April 27, 2004

what i did the other day





The other day I played a show in Perth and had a nap on the stage and then I caught a flight to Melbourne and went to a winery and chased a kangaroo all over the place until he kicked me really hard in the family jewels. Then I tormented some crazy looking Aussie bulls that looked Mongolian and they chased me up a tree. What did you guys do?

Thanks to Loxley Vineyards for the 4 bottles of cabernet. I still have one left. Oh wait--I just dranky it. mmm cabernet merlot blend. Me likey.

Sorry about the cancellation of the Tilley's show in Canberra. It weren't my fault. The silly lady who owns the club cancelled the show on me. I really really wanted to visit the ACT (AUstralian Capital Territory).

Their loss is Adelaide's gain. I added a show this Saturday night at Jive. It is a reprise to last week's show.

It sure was fun going out to the country. Thanks for the hospitality. Hiccup.

Steverwino Poltzy

Posted by steve at April 27, 2004 8:47 PM


What was the kangaroo doing at the winery? Do they use them as slave labor to stomp grapes? That's not very nice.

Those cattle don't look at all pleased with you. You were reaching for their salt lick, weren't you?! No wonder they chased you up that tree!

Posted by: Frag at April 27, 2004 9:06 PM

Steve, that looks like a fun tree to climb! I miss climbing trees. I have scars on my knees. Hey that rhymes. Anyway, we miss you and glad you are coming home!! Have fun on the end of your tour! -tori

Posted by: sluglet at April 27, 2004 9:22 PM

Those bulls are no where near as mean and nasty as the ones we have in Bannockburn! Great wine, great night!! Thanks Steve.

Posted by: Brad at April 28, 2004 2:08 AM


i love the michael jackson impersonation in the tree. it's very becoming!


Posted by: mitch cumsteen at April 28, 2004 6:52 AM

Be nice to roos, Steve! If vomit is coming out of your mouth they can save your life:

Lulu hops to bravery award

A kangaroo that helped save the life of a Gippsland man has been awarded the RSPCA's highest honour for bravery, the Purple Cross.

Len Richards was knocked unconscious by a falling tree branch on his Tanjil South farm last year.

His pet kangaroo, Lulu, came to his rescue by barking to attract his family's attention.

Mr Richards says it also seems Lulu applied some first aid.

"My nephew when he got to my side said she'd actually tipped me on my side and vomit was coming out of my mouth so she'd actually saved me from choking," he said.

He says Lulu has shared a strong bond with his family since they rescued it from its dead mother's pouch by a roadside.

"We proceeded to bottle feed it with a proper formula and that's how Lulu the kangeroo came about," he said.

"She's a free ranging kangeroo, she visits around at different farms and then she comes back to our house at 6:00 o'clock on the dot, taps on the door for a teddy bear biscuit.

"If it's cold outside she'll walk in and go and lie right in front of the open fire."

Posted by: Ray in SB at April 28, 2004 2:47 PM

just wanted to say what a great show Steve played at loxley. those of you who didn't come sure missed out on something special (i'm referring to those who live in melb or the near area).

can't wait to the jive gig on sat. have a blast at the wedding!

Posted by: jaan at April 28, 2004 7:01 PM

one last thing - thanks so much for doing a couple of rugburns songs, especially 'now's not the right time for love'. LOVED IT!

Posted by: jaan at April 28, 2004 7:07 PM

Dude --
You look a little nervous in that second picture. You haven't been doing your yoga, have you?

Posted by: ms p at April 28, 2004 7:30 PM

hi steve. i love you

Posted by: julio at April 29, 2004 5:58 AM

Dear Steveninsky,
When do you come home? I miss you more when you're on another continent.

Posted by: ms p at April 29, 2004 4:11 PM

Hey Steve i'm a big fan of your stuff, I'm from Minnesota but i'm living in Stockholm right now. You should come to Minneapolis and rip it up this fall when I get back or since you seem like an international dude why not come to Sweden

Posted by: Aurentz at April 30, 2004 7:00 AM

hey Steve...alison and I wanted to say hello and let you know we are eating lots of mesculine cookies for you...great to see you and see you back in Canada the show was great!!

Posted by: tanya at May 4, 2004 9:04 PM

Those photos are so funny! haha

Posted by: Anny at May 5, 2004 1:34 PM

Steve a Roo --

Are you back?! How jetlagged are you? Did you miss us. And when I say, US, I mean me!


Posted by: ms p at May 6, 2004 12:34 PM

Macaroni and steve! Where the flock are you? Have you forsaken us? I saw you and anya on channel 22 (what is channel 22 anyhoo, isn't that the city gov't channel??) ANYHOO...I saw you two singin' Fantasy and I realized how spechule ya are. I think I am having withdrawls.....Can you atleast tell me a story, but not a scary one for I am easily frightened and not a sad one for I am fragile, and not twoooo two witty, for I am a bit dim...

Posted by: liza at May 7, 2004 6:35 AM


Tell us about PB block party. I wanna know if the Hell's Angels ever ended up coming down and kicking your ass for the meth comment. I also want to know just how you ended up on nearly every stage when you weren't even scheduled to play.



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