July 24, 2005

steve goes psychedelic

photo by michael the space dog

Hi Kids,

Thanks to all those who came oot to the shows eh. I was in Minneapolis iss iss and Madison. What a hoot it was to play for the tens of thousands who attended these milestone shows. If you weren't there then I don't like you anymore and will never talk to you again. Both shows had their own personalities like Sybil. Minneapolis was a marathon show and I think the soundman bootlegged it so he will be hearing from my crack team of cracked out attorneys shortly. I will send him to the poorhouse with only his shoes and his glasses.

Madison was an extravagant sprint of a show. I shared the bill with some crazy kids from Kansas that go by the moniker of Split Lip Rayfield. They are pretty neato and I think you would enjoy their song stylings. They remind me of Mojo Nixon if he was raised by the Foogy Bottom Boys in a whorehouse full of moonshine. Check it oot.

I played both shows with a poodle on stage and snakes hanging from the ceiling. One of the snakes bit me and I had to go to the emergency room for some morphine. My poodle shat on the floor of the hospital and they kicked him oot on the street.. It was awful to hear him whimper from ootside my hospital room.

Today I am off to the land of my birth. Halifax Nova Scotia eh? I hope they let me back in to the country. Last time I was here they strip searched me and questioned me for hours. Something about my shaving kit and a manifesto I had scrolled on the back of a cocktail napkin once years ago in the lounge of a Holiday Inn. They didn't like the part about me taking over Canada making everyone walk around naked drinking purple Kool Aid.

Here is a song I made up the othe day after I saw the documentary Dig. I pretended I was in the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Click below where it says listen hear hosehead.

I miss you like I miss Missy Misdmeanor,

Steven jj Poltz


Posted by steve at July 24, 2005 9:27 AM



Someone at the shoe last night mentioned that the remaining members of TLC are doing a reality show to find a replacement for Lefteye. I do believe this is your density. Andre Rison probably has a new house by now that needs burnin' down. Go for it, duuuuuuuuude!

Posted by: Frag at July 24, 2005 10:54 AM

So I guess you don't like me anymore, huh?

Posted by: Anny at July 24, 2005 1:12 PM

i'll get my people on it.

Posted by: steverino at July 24, 2005 1:13 PM

Billy asked me to pass along that you should really consider running for mayor of San Diego.
He's reviewed the current slate and thinks you'd be the most qualified by far. We know it's always been an aspiration of yours, and think of all the fun you'd have multitasking and thrilling constituents with songs of inspiration. And just think of all the appointments you could make -- it'd be like Hellven only it'd be REAL.

Posted by: ms p at July 25, 2005 3:59 AM

i fully accept your nomination as a write in candidate. i feel it is in my best interest to let you know i've done a little "jail time" for that little problem i had back when i was a drug lord in mexico. nothing too big; just a couple bottles of cough syrup and a van full of dirty magazines. i really feel the press made too big of deal out of it. oh yeah; i also shot a man in reno just to watch him die. but now all is forgiven and i am ready to rule sandy eggo with an iron fist.
see you in the oval office.

Posted by: mayor steve at July 25, 2005 6:14 AM

Dear Steve-

I'm a special interest group in the San Diego area, looking to spread some soft money around to the right candidate(s) interested in supporting our causes. Our platform is simple:

1. A pipes-for-needles exchange program
2. More off-leash dog parks in La Jolla
3. More bars in all terminals of Lindbergh Field

If you're interested in working with us to promote these causes, please contact us at your earliest convenience.



Posted by: Westy at July 25, 2005 9:34 AM

it's like the board has our own doobia.

westicle, I nominate you for secretary of the anterior...

Posted by: swets at July 25, 2005 9:41 AM

Split Lip furkin RAWK! I saw em a few years ago in Santa Barbara, opening for Dave Alvin.

Speaking of Santa Barbara, when ya comin back Stevy?


Posted by: Rev. Spankalot at July 25, 2005 1:14 PM

Thanks for coming to Madison! Come back soon! FULL SHOW! FULL SHOW!!

Posted by: Ovitz at July 25, 2005 3:24 PM

Hey, Missy here. No misdemeanors in my past. I'm sorry that you hate me now. I'm still sorry that I will miss you for the 2nd time in Portland when you come through in August with Bob Schneider. I hope you come back to these-here parts again real soon.
My boys still think you sing "Good morning, hummus", though "waking up with you" after that doesn't really make sense. But if it involves you it doesn't really HAVE to make sense, does it? (In a good way, obviously)

Posted by: Missy W. at July 26, 2005 6:10 PM

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