New York City Tonight

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We go on at 11 pm sharp. Hope to see you at The Living Room in NYC.
We played in Piermont last night for over 2 and a half hours at The Turning Point. John (the owner) recorded the show. We think he’s the cat’s pajamas. He fed us and did our sound and let us play for hours.
We play Boston tomorrow night (Sunday) at The Paradise Lounge. Then we shoot back to NYC early the next day to make a video for the song “Rains.” We want it to involve hamsters. Do you have any ideas? I think we want the hamster to eat me up and poo me out while the whole time I am singing the song. I also want it to be raining hamsters. Kind of like in the movie Magnolia. Except in that instance it was frogs raining.
We want the hamsters to be in love though and trying to ind each other. Listen to the song “Rains” and give me some of your strangest ideas. But you must act now as we shoot on Monday. We will have full access to green screen and a cool editor and full crew. Then we are off to play a show in Brooklyn that night at Union Hall.
Help us quick, Help us to help you. Let’s help each other and fix stuff so it works.
See you tonight at The Living Room at 11pm.
Stevey Jo

It’s Leap Year!

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photo of steve getting ready for spring training
Listen to Steve speak really important information about leap year. This is breaking news. More breaking than Fox or CNN. This is better than Cats or even The Indian In the Cupboard.
Click here for important news!!!!
Here is the transcript we received from Oprah Poprah Gin freeze.
Leap Year——————————*******^^^^^^*********—————–
Lets leap like frogs on a mossy fallen tree trunk
Let

Diary of a Man Going Slowly Insane

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I think I had about 31 shows in 21 days. It all started in Dallas, good
Doctor. By the time I got to Oklahoma for the storytelling festival I was doing 3 to 4 shows a day. Is it any wonder that last night in Dayton, Ohio I lost my mind? Left it somewhere but can’t for the life of me remember where. Maybe it’s under the seat in the van by the bag with all the cough medicine and cold remedies. Maybe I left it in a truck stop off of the I-80 or something. Maybe the lady with the Australian accent inside the GPS device device took it. Yeah, that’s the ticket! It’s a conspiracy between her and other evil doers. They took my mind and are playing hide and seek with it and tucked it in a box of See’s candies by a chocolate nugget crunch thing.
Thank you to Mick and everyone at Canal Street Tavern. I’ve played that room since the early Rugburns days and for some reason he still keeps booking me. Probably because we’re both getting older and he feels sorry for me. It’s his idea of “community outreach.”
Here is a little piece written by a guy named Frank Goodman who came to a show of mine in Nashville recently. I think he interviewed me when I was at an airport somewhere in Australia. I remember a cell phone and security and airport announcements in Australian accents.
Click Here to see article and interview!!!
Every once in awhile I get and email that makes me call the police. Last night in Dayton I before the show I received a Fred Van Vactorish type email. At first I thought it might be Fred playing a trick on me but no. This girl really exists and turned out to the show and sat in the front row wearing a shirt that said “Mrs, Poltz!”
Here is the email:
Subject: I fucking love you!
name: colleen
message: I am sooo excited about Dayton tonight! I made a special shirt to wear “Mrs Poltz” I hope you dont mind being forced into marriage with me. Im a good cook,so hopfully that makes up for the lack of… well, knowing me at all. My friend Jason (lives in CA) asked me to get a signed CD for him (from you) as well as any copies of police charges that may be filed by you for me forcing myself upon you 🙂 If you lay still it will all be over soon.
Love you (fucking love you!)
See you tonight!
Colleen
Submit: Send my Email!
I can’t make this shit up! There she was in the front row and I even read her letter on stage. The cops never showed up so I just played the show and got weirder than I’ve ever been and ended up scaring her away. She thought she wanted to be Mrs. Poltz until she realized
my mind had melted like a clock in a Salvador Dali painting. Now she probably likes someone else who’s more stable like Tom Cruise or something. Is he more stable than me, I (the guy typing this)? We need to go on Barbara Walters together and see who out koo koos who?
Hey guess what?
We don’t have a show tonight. For the first time in a long time. No show to play. Just a 10 hour drive from Dayton to New York City.
We play tomorrow night in Piermont, New York.
Must go crawl in van now and check around for my mind. I know it’s in there somewhere.
Peace be with you—- and also with you
Steven Joseph Joshua Poltz

Uncensored Interview

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photo taken by Milan backstage at The Vanguard in Sydney Australia (the signature was from 2 years earlier and I never remembered signing the wall)
Hi Citizens of Planet Earth,
We played a very long show in Indianapolis last night. I thought the show was over but then after 25 or so minutes we got back up and played for another hour. Dave and Michelle are stellar hosts and I’m always happy to play at their club. They’re even going to make the drive to see us in Dayton Ohio.
Dean and Kristi Lee from The Bob and Tom Show came out to the gig. Kudos to them as they have to wake up at 4 in the morning to be on the air. I love it when they show up at gigs because i want to impress them and usually end up doing something weird that probably doesn’t impress them. I think it makes them fear for my sanity.
I did an extended interview in New York City and they posted it online for all to see. I remember that day well. We were running ragged all over the city trying to get to Sirius satellite radio then to an in store performance and i was taping the Hugh Thompson Show. Next thing you know these two great interviewers and camera people showed up for a fun interview. They let me go off on several tangents and just captured it all on their little cameras and technological doo doo dads. (i said “doo doo”)
Hopefully the link works now when I paste it below:——————-
Click Here to see interviews
I think if you view it and leave comments then they’ll have me back because they’ll think people want to see more. Together we can fool the world.
We are off to Cleveland and it’s snowing cats and antelopes. We shall drive slowly as we are all from California and this white stuff on the ground confuses us.
Yours Truly,
Steve

You guys are going to have to carry me

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Dear Friends,
We played Madison, Wisconsin last night at Cafe Montmarte. Great venue and great people. We like Madison very much. The only problem is we had to drive all night to make it to Indianapolis for The Bob and Tom show. We arrived 10 minutes early at 6:50 am just in time to go on the air to over 200 stations. I can’t believe we made it on time. There was snow everywhere along the highway and our road manager Chris drove like a champ.
Bob and Tom were awesome and let me be on the air with them for ages. I must have received 100 emails from the performance so hopefully more folks get turned on to the new cds.
Tonight we are playing Indy at Locals Only and we get to to sleep in for once. At least until 10 am. Then we are off to snowy Cleveland and The Beachland Ballroom. I wish my lungs would clear up and the hacking would stop. I feel like a cat choking on a fur ball. Maybe I need something to dry me out to go along with the antibiotics. I can’t wait until i am back to normal.
You guys are going to have to carry me the rest of the way.
Love,
Steve
P.S. we just added The Casbah in San Diego on March 25th!