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March 2005

March 30, 2005

Rolling Rolling Rolling

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Greetings Poltz Fans,

My name is George Stagani and I have taken over this site for a day to make a few announcements.

Steve is about to embark on a two month spring tour of
these here beautiful United States of America. Of
course, when dealing with Steve, nothing is ever
ordinary and this tour will be no exception. He will
have Stinky from The Rugburns joining him!

Some of you may just know Stinky as The Rugburns'
drummer, but on this here adventure, he will be
playing a cardboard box...that's right, a cardboard
box. Not just any cardboard box either. Most likely,
a cardboard box taken out of the current venue's
dumpster moments before the show begins. Stinky has
already previewed his box playing stylings at a few
earlier dates including SXSW in Austin where he
received a rousing response. It is guaranteed that
you've never seen anything like this!

As if that is not enough, Steve has arranged for all
the shows to be recorded and available on 2 CDs for
purchase just a few minutes after they end. There is
nothing like instant gratification! Steve is truly
dedicated to taking things to another level where only
he can lead us.

Now check this out. As an added bonus for the Bay
area shows this week (San Francisco, Berkeley,
Sacramento, and Santa Rosa), Steve and Stinky will be
joined by John Castro, The Rugburns' bass player
extraordinaire.

The tour will be rolling through most major cities and
some that should be major and more dates are currently
being added so stay tuned.

yo baby dolls chill your minds


Wednesday, March 30, 2005 12 Galaxies San Francisco CA

Thursday, March 31, 2005 Starry Plough Berkley CA

Friday, April 1, 2005 Old Ironsides Sacramento CA

Saturday, April 2, 2005 Russian River Brewing Santa Rosa CA

Tuesday, April 5, 2005 The Clipper Olympia WA

Wednesday, April 6, 2005 The Triple Door Seattle WA

Thursday, April 7, 2005 Brandborg Vineyard Elkton OR

Friday, April 8, 2005 Mississippi Studios Portland OR

Thursday, April 14, 2005 Ego's Salt Lake City UT

Saturday, April 16, 2005 Bit & Spur Springdale UT

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 Soiled Dove Denver CO

Wednesday, April 20, 2005 Davey's Uptown Kansas City MO

Thursday, April 21, 2005 Blue Door Oklahoma City OK

Friday, April 22, 2005 Bend Studios Dallas TX

Saturday, April 23, 2005 AllGood Cafe Dallas TX

Tuesday, April 26, 2005 Cactus Cafe Austin TX

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Continental Club Houston TX

Thursday, April 28, 2005 Blue Moon Saloon Lafayette LA

Friday, April 29, 2005 Eddie's Attic Atlanta GA

April 30, 2005 The Evening Muse Charlotte NC

Sunday, May 1, 2005 The Pour House Music Hall Raleigh NC

Wednesday, May 4, 2005 Club Cafe Pittsburgh PA

Thursday, May 5, 2005 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland OH

Friday, May 6, 2005 Schuba's Chicago IL

Saturday, May 7, 2005 Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis MN (with Bob Schneider)

Sunday, May 8, 2005 Luther's Blues Madison WI (with Bob Schneider)

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 Local's Only Indianapolis IN

Thursday, May 12, 2005 Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton MA

Friday, May 13, 2005 Paradise Lounge Boston MA

Saturday, May 14, 2005 Private Wedding Worchester MA

Sunday, May 15, 2005 The Tin Angel Philadelphia PA

Monday, May 16, 2005 The Ramshead On Stage Annapolis MD

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 Jammin Java Vienna VA

Thursday, May 19, 2005 The Living Room New York NY

Friday, May 20, 2005 The Turning Point Piermont NY

Saturday, May 21, 2005 Lou & Raine's Living Room Concert East Windsor NJ

Friday, May 27, 2005 The Casbah San Diego CA The Rugburns!

Sunday, May 29, 2005 Lestat's San Diego CA (All Ages)

sing something stevey

LISTEN HERE

GOODBYE 4 NOW

a different listen here version 2.0

Georgey Porjy Puddin and Pie

Posted by steve at 1:31 AM | Comments (20)
March 23, 2005

dreams

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Just back from south by southwest in Austin Tejas. Elvis Costello played like a young 18 year old full of testosterone. A 2 plus hour set full of the old and the new. John Doe was amazing to watch and so were The Scabs. I think I rocked too. Well maybe I did. Then again, I may have only kind of rocked. No... I didn't rock. Stinky did. I didn't rock at all. I played like an 80 year old man high on Ensure. I didn't get a huge record deal and Rolling Stone didn't come to my show either. Idiots. I think I'll go get some shut eye. I want to dream that I am a race car driver and I can pee in a bottle of yoo hoo while I fly around the track track at speeds of over 23 miles per hour. Wait a minute... maybe I shouldn't dream about peeing while I am sleeping.
P.P. Poltz

LISTEN HERE PARTY PEOPLE

DREAMS
We are driving in your car
And planning a thanksgiving dinner
Your folks are coming
With your grandma
So are mine with uncle louie

Ahh ahh a ahh Ahh ahh a ahh

I steal a kiss and you are laughing
The telephone rings it’s my sister Kathy
She’ll bake a pie if she’s able
I think we’ll need a larger table

Ahh ahh a ahh Ahh ahh a ahh

I don’t want to wake up
I just want to dream all day

We are living in a cottage
Near the ocean waves are crashing
See the garden that we planted
The seeds are sprouting nothing bad has happened

Ahh ahh a ahh Ahh ahh a ahh

Your eyes seem like they are all knowing
You read my soul all my lies are showing
I reach for you to stroke your hair
But you have vanished into thin air

Ahh ahh a ahh Ahh ahh a ahh

I don’t want to wake up
I just want to dream all day

I only dream in Technicolor
I only dream of you my lover
I dream of you each passing night
Every every every every every night
Every every every every every night

Posted by steve at 2:05 AM | Comments (13)
March 7, 2005

Thanks Cave Creek and St George

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Wow! I just got home from a great little mini tour of St. George, Utah and Cave Creek Arizona. These two places never cease to amaze me. I brought Stinky along for the ride to play his snare drum and percussion, and he eneded just playing a cardboard box. He was given the box by Bucky or Craig or Linda at The Electric Theatre and it was brilliant. Brilliant, I say! The sounds that this man gets out of a crappy little box with his magic brushes are insane. His harmonies were spot on and the energy was zinging around like a superball on a cement handball court.

By the time we got to Phoenix (actually Cave Creek. I just wanted to say it the other way) Dave and Anita (our lovely host and hostess) were scurrying about to find other cardboard boxes at dumpsters throughout the town. We had a blast and I danced naked for stinky in the van while he drove down empty desert roads in search of Yoo Hoo and Twinkies. I sang the entire sountrack to Cabaret while the jackrabbits and slithering rattlesnakes were darting across the landscape. It was really creepy.

The picture above was taken by Dave Anderson (owner of the Cave Creek Coffee Co.) in mid-strum of the song Chinese Checkers. Thankyou St. George and thankyou Cave Creek. We'll be back.

Check the tour dates for a show near you. I'l be bringing Stinky and his magic cardboard box to a city in your proximity. Don't miss it.

Here is a little ditty for you to listen to at work or home. I really just wanted to say the name of tennis great Vita Gerulaitus. I got the idea for this song a few years back when Joe Daly (aka Westy) commissioned me to write it while he was living in The Windy City. He thought it would be great if you could just order a new head when you had a cold. Just pick one out of a catalogue if you will. Please let me know which person's head you would like to order. I'm very interested.

See ya soon.

Poltzy

LISTEN HERE

The Boy Needs A New Head

The boy needs a new head he’s always catchin’ colds
So he chopped off his old one and bought one more
As easy as takeout or changin’ his socks
The boy got a new head delivered in a box

Tonsils earaches too many colds
He saw a new head and said “hey I’m sold”
Wisdom teeth and poor eyesight
He got a new head and now he feels alright

The boy needs a new head he’s always catchin’ colds
So he chopped off his old one and bought one more
As easy as takeout or changin’ his socks
The boy got a new head delivered in a box

Flu and zits and gingivitis
He bought the old head of Vitas Gerulaitas
Now he’s as healthy as a tennis playin’ stud
He bought a new head and now he’s my bud

The boy needs a new head he’s always catchin’ colds
So he chopped off his old one and bought one more
As easy as takeout or changin’ his socks
The boy got a new head delivered in a box

Well the old head wheezed and sneezed and rattled
So he chopped it off and he fed it to the cattle
Wrote an i.o.u. a.s.a.p.
and u.p.s. delivered it to me

The boy needs a new head he’s always catchin’ colds
So he chopped off his old one and bought one more
As easy as takeout or changin’ his socks
The boy got a new head delivered in a box

Posted by steve at 9:27 AM | Comments (24)

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