posted on October 16, 2007 at 4:46 am

hot dry wind blows through the magic realists house
streamers stream out
the blinds rattle and clack
plants bob and weave
oh how he longs for some dark still room
never never to wake up
in this blasted light
to this blasted truth
what soft music shall accompany him there
wherever the journey make take him
frogmask snaps on the wall
snapping at the turbulent air
the glass trembles within old windows
sudden overpowering uselessness
monsters from the haze appear like white lights
pointless struggle all those years
theyll eat him yet

35 Responses to “##########”

  1. avatar
    the dean | 16 October 2007 at 5:14 am #

    southerly is on it’s way.

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 October 2007 at 6:02 am #

    i could see all of that…your descriptives are sublime SK!The frogmask sounds lovely…frogs are for healing.warm wind,a sirocco,trade-winds,Babylon?..deep blue sea,fanning palms,and a bucket full of strawberry daquiri’…de ja vu,on a couple of starfish!?…dream of now{in the words of an inspirational poet},now and forever good….peace to you,and love,as always,gen xxxxx x

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    craig1.618 | 16 October 2007 at 6:15 am #

    like monsters from the cult of amen
    who use such cursed words like hell-o
    instead of hi
    and ground
    instead of sky

  4. avatar
    eek | 16 October 2007 at 6:22 am #


  5. avatar
    Peter | 16 October 2007 at 6:35 am #

    I like ’em short like this.

  6. avatar
    Faye | 16 October 2007 at 6:57 am #

    You are such a beautiful writer Steve.It seems that every thing and being,has a tale to tell.My house is made of wood,and surrounded by trees.Sometimes I can almost hear these sentient memories being exchanged on the wind. love and peace xo

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    Anonymous | 16 October 2007 at 7:21 am #

    ….Is there such a thing as a vegan monster?{would that be a monster who only eats vegans,or a monster who wouldnt eat humans,or human by-products?……monstrously mystical piece today .have a great night SK!…./jb x

  8. avatar
    spot the pattern | 16 October 2007 at 9:02 am #

    Not inspired much a-lately, then, huh?

  9. avatar
    isolde | 16 October 2007 at 9:53 am #

    chronic upper case hash rash

  10. avatar
    veleska1970 | 16 October 2007 at 10:08 am #

    “wherever the journey make take him”
    wherever he wants to go.

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 October 2007 at 10:18 am #

    Oh, what a coincidence, I had a crap day too sk.
    Love Princey

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 October 2007 at 10:32 am #

    Post September crash.

    Happens every year.


  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 October 2007 at 10:36 am #

    i know exactly how that feels sk!…peace n love …xxA

  14. avatar
    isolde | 16 October 2007 at 10:38 am #

    try some octoblerone

  15. avatar
    a delicate porcelaine tea-cup,scattered with russian caravan tea leaves... | 16 October 2007 at 11:07 am #

    sometimes there are no more words than these.sometimes words are” done with”,just for the time being.a knowing silence.a lingering monster,with it’s hot winds,and it’s spirit.a journey to the monster.a treasure discovered.a monster with a prickle on the nape of his neck,and he needs your help to take it not afraid of this monster,for tis your monster.we all chose our monsters,on the way in here,at the karmic giftshop.we thought that these monsters,are especially our own.we can pacify the monsters with music. x

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 October 2007 at 11:20 am #

    surreal and dark…lovely…
    love always
    -The Hellbound Heart

  17. avatar
    Candy | 16 October 2007 at 1:36 pm #

    The Sweetestof dreams,on the wind .I dont believe in monsters! thanks isolde,…Octoblerone. xo

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 October 2007 at 1:41 pm #

    frogmask snaps on the wall. I love it.

  19. avatar
    Cee | 16 October 2007 at 2:14 pm #

    Daylight is getting out of bed too early

  20. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 16 October 2007 at 2:49 pm #

    Forgot to mention that SK had “big time” edge at the 2006 Vegan fest evidenced by his rightful rants about carnivoes(thanks eek).

    Very impressed that so many commentors are George Harrison fans. He was an equal talent to Lennon and MACCA evidenced by his solo work. The Church’s two guitarists especially Marty have the Byrds and Beatles sound on many songs. I still think Sk’s vocals are reminiscent of Bowie, Barratt(Syd) and Lennon. My spelling is declining because I Am A Was (thanks Morrissey).

  21. avatar
    rick maimi | 16 October 2007 at 4:30 pm #

    Can’t even spell ‘Brian’ by the look of it.

  22. avatar
    veleska1970 | 16 October 2007 at 5:18 pm #

    his name can be spelled three ways, actually:


    so there…..

  23. avatar
    davem | 16 October 2007 at 5:52 pm #

    Not for a good few years yet I trust.

  24. avatar
    davem | 16 October 2007 at 5:54 pm #

    I will leave the hat-tricks to Geoff Hurst.

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 October 2007 at 8:10 pm #

    good more ning SK!..Just hoping that you are having a betterr day so far today?..must have been the season for em,hey?am doing a happier dance today,myself….thank you for the magic on my shuffle ,its just incredible,the magic you can are brilliant,and inspirational,… to you,as always,gen xxxxx

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 October 2007 at 10:14 pm #

    Sk, I just almost had a heart attack, is it true you’re coming back for World Vegan Day again THIS year, 28th Oct 2007????? I just saw the date up on your myspace site!! I’m just going to double check incase my mind is playing tricks on me (again!)
    Love Amanda

  27. avatar
    steve kilbey | 16 October 2007 at 10:29 pm #

    sweet greek princess
    ah yes
    tis true
    if so please join me
    if not……
    adieu sweet prince

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 October 2007 at 10:38 pm #

    Um, yes! (as of 17/10/07)
    But what does “adieu” mean?
    Love Amanda

  29. avatar
    vegan princess | 16 October 2007 at 10:47 pm #


  30. avatar
    some | 16 October 2007 at 11:27 pm #

    “shit happens”……but I say *MAGIC HAPPENS*

  31. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 17 October 2007 at 1:26 am #

    The 2006 vegan fest was attended by my always stoned-out friend Joe M. He was in Australia. I saw him four months pursuant to the concert and he said he saw the coolest vegetarian ever perform (he don’t like Macca, Morrissey, Moby or Chrissie). He said Steve Kilbey. I responded he used to be the lead singer of The Church and they broke up in the early 1990’s. Then I did my internet research and have swiftly found out that since 1992 The Church have been the greatest PINK Floyd/Byrds plus psychedelic band in the world. Better than Radiohead but the latter have the world under their thumbs. I used to love them but The Church has completely supplanted them and eradicated them from my CD player via my own discerning volition.
    Veleska u are a doll but I can take abuse. I have worked in human resources for 17 years and I Am Hated For Loving (Thanks Veleska and MORRISSEY). Morrissey has great song titles and album titles. Meat Is Murder has edge and karma. The Queen Is Dead( Too much edge and bad for karma.)

  32. avatar
    ...being here, doing this... | 17 October 2007 at 5:09 am #

    …being here, doing this… said…
    revere not the edge
    that everyone can see
    projecting from the
    facade of ‘personality’

    revere the cliqueless, hidden edge

    that cuts through to

    in the midst of
    this storm of illusions

    2:32 PM


    steve kilbey said…

    2:46 PM


    still enjoy, appreciate, embrace, love
    the unreal edge

    but see it for what it is

    save the deepest reverence
    the real edge


    beware of the misuse of
    the gift,
    the grace,
    the sanctity
    of veganism

    it is a spiritual height
    reached by few

    it is deceptively difficult to obtain

    it looks and sounds so easy….yet so few reach it

    most of us
    have not been able
    to reach this state

    even some of the saints,
    even some of the masters
    failed this “simple” task

    encourage others & teach…but don’t preach

    be like water gently eroding a hard rock

    all a sledgehammer will do is shatter the
    tender spirit
    in both the hit-ee and hit-er

    those who attain
    the spiritual height of veganism
    must also develop other characteristics of wisdom
    before they can become whole

    they must share the gift of

    with sensitivity and compassion

    like any spiritual wisdom
    if it is imparted without kindness
    and without the intention to
    inspire change
    rather than to require it
    its imparting becomes a form of

    respect the sanctity of the gift
    by imparting it
    with love and wisdom,

    but never exploit its sanctity
    by using it
    to gain the upper hand
    in emotive debates and arguments
    or to ease some inner turmoil

    let the vegan movement
    become a guiding light
    rather than a blinding torch

    this is the only way to save
    the startled prey


  33. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 18 October 2007 at 1:02 am #

    Holy Cow. Wise, measured,compelling and erudite thoughts SK. Gandhi would concur on the veganism comments. I guess animal rights is the only wisdom I’ve attained. I thought I knew it all but harsh reality tells me I know nothing at all. I do love Aurelia by Gerard De Nerval.

  34. avatar
    melquiades | 18 October 2007 at 7:03 am #

    never to wake
    needing to cease
    waiting for the phantasmic
    beasts to devour
    use my bones
    to pick their sabres
    of my flesh

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 October 2007 at 7:35 am #

    u r .

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