To suggest that Steve Poltz isn’t normal is about as safe a statement as one could make.You would basically require the powers of the Hubble space telescope to locate Steve Poltz from any region of normalcy.
I’m actually contractually obligated to mention The Olive Garden at least three times during this interview as they have promised to feed my band for free and provide us with clean underwear and 9 volt batteries and all the napkins and creamy garlic dressing we can handle. Then I try to wash the germy sins off of my body with bleach and and Borax.
Wake up and tell the person next to me that I need them to leave immediately, if not sooner.
Poltz and his bandmates developed a local and national cult following by playing coffeehouses and bars.
While performing dates at the Innerchange Coffeehouse in San Diego, he formed a relationship with Jewel, frequently opening for her on tours, co-writing songs, and appearing in her music video for "You Were Meant For Me." The song won her 2nd place on the U. Billboard Hot 100 song charts, charting in four other categories in the USA, and several European countries.
In 1998, Poltz released his first solo album, One Left Shoe, for Mercury Records.
A disagreement in the artistic direction of his material led to him leaving the label and forming his own company, 98 Pounder Records.Five years later, he recorded Chinese Vacation, an album heavily influenced by the events of September 11 and the murder of one of his closest friends.During a radio interview and performance on the Dave, Shelly, and Chainsaw radio program, he performed a "male" version of "You Were Meant For Me".I just stopped at a petrol station to feed the hungry diesel belly of Hyman Roth (that’s the name of my Sprinter touring vehicle). If it’s a guy I usually then go into the bathroom and throw up just a little.At these prices I could have opened up my own franchise of an Olive Garden and fed half of suburbia. If it’s a woman I feel a little better but still wonder if it really was a woman. For the moment, there are still so many things I need to accomplish.