October 1, 2004

view from da vw van


Well folks, it looks like the padres are down to their final prayer. This is what it looked like from my window as I was driving from Boise through Oregon to Seattle. This is a beautiful country. I was listening to 4 different sports talk stations on XM Satellite Radio. All of the pundits are saying The Pads don't stand a chance. Screw the stupid pundits. I am no longer living in the land of reality. As far as I am concerned we are in the playoffs and World Series bound.

The other night I palyed in Salt lake City and this guy gave me 100 bucks to play Monkeys Comin' Outta Yer Ass. Of course I obliged. I had just come back from The Pixies concert at The University of Utah and so had he. After my show he said he wanted to buy everyone in the bar a copy of my c.d. Chinese Vacation. There were 81 people and so he gave me 810 smackaroos! I was so happy I had a hard time going to sleep. Everytime I think I've seen it all something like this happens. You people amaze me. You complete me. Idiots.

Thankyou Utah
Thankyou Padres
Thankyou Jesus
Thankyou Television
Thankyou Ringling Brothers' Carnys
Thankyou Mexico
Thankyou Mom and Dad
Thankyou Russian River Brewing Co.
Thankyou Crystal Meth
Thankyou Almonds
Thankyou Insane Asylum

Stevey Nixxxon

Posted by steve at October 1, 2004 10:54 AM


can't believe you didn't thank george...

Posted by: just me at October 1, 2004 11:13 AM

gracias jorge.

Posted by: steverino at October 1, 2004 11:39 AM

That RULES!!! And you were prepared?! You actually had enough merch with you!? Awesome.

Miss you!

Posted by: ms p at October 1, 2004 12:23 PM

i had 133 cd's with moi. so i need to get mas shipped to me for san fran.

have you the new paul westerberg? it is called Folker. I really digs it mon.

Posted by: steverino at October 1, 2004 12:27 PM

I haven't sunk my whole head into "folker" yet, after my first listen "My Dad" stood out above the rest.

Thanks for reminding me to get back to that.

What happened at yer shoe is awesome.... What did you do with all the money?

Posted by: Carence at October 1, 2004 1:21 PM

Folker is as good as it gets...The new Jon Dee Graham is also tasty...come home Stevie the room is empty!!


Posted by: lou at October 1, 2004 1:46 PM

hi reno!

glad you are doing well!

just a reminder...elliott smith's new record, 'from a basement on the hill,' will be out in a few weeks...10/19.

happy trails.

Posted by: mitch at October 1, 2004 1:50 PM


You're only supposed to drive in the left lane on the interstate when you're passing someone. It doesn't appear to me that you were passing another vehicle in that pic. I'm telling.


p.s.: I miss you. Please come back to the middle of the country.

Posted by: Frag at October 1, 2004 4:39 PM

So how many CDs have you sold... total?

Posted by: Frappacino at October 1, 2004 5:02 PM

thanks for coming to seattle - you were excellent.

Posted by: evie at October 1, 2004 5:05 PM

to be on the open road, driving wherever the road takes you. I would love to be able to do that.

Posted by: joe at October 1, 2004 7:56 PM

this is bullshit. no wonder steve won't ever play any of the songs i ask him to play. i guess traveling all over the country isnt good enough.

i'm voting for billy harvey for president

Posted by: pablo at October 2, 2004 1:30 PM

As I sit here enjoying my own view of the puget sound, at the same time enjoying your websites...I saw your show in Seattle at the Triple Door last night, and I would just like to thank you again for making it such a wonderful evening, you are quite the entertainer, you put a smile on my face!!!!
Tobi...just one of your new fans!

Posted by: Tobi Cain at October 2, 2004 6:49 PM

In regards to selling 81 copies...Steve you deserve all the best..

Speaking of Westerberg...Tommy Stinson's got a blistering solo c.d. out too..worth checking out...

Posted by: j eastman at October 2, 2004 9:44 PM

I love how the title of the picture is "dooky".


: D

Posted by: liza at October 4, 2004 1:45 PM

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