posted on September 13, 2006 at 7:21 am

1 for the lily white boys dressed all in green-o
2 for mysterious fields behind the iron fence
3 for the the dumb throb of love
4 for the four of diamonds representing aureolae
5 for lazarus fresh from the tomb
6 for the lucky pricks fell down from heaven
7 for the minotaur that bullheaded freak down ancient greek
8 for the eigth avatar
9 for the 9 of hearts representing resilience n chastity
10 for the decalogue baybee rememember thou shalt not kill
11 for the jack of hearts who in some games is boss
12 for the twelve times i saw you times twelve
13 for me because i was unlucky even at the start
14 is not my lucky number
15 for a 5 g bag
16 for a year in summer deep upon my zeebra
17 for instance a magic number another heaven
18 for alcohol
19 for drugs
20 for the many nights now gone
21 for the adult network
22 for the things i shot
23 skiddoo oh 23 pops up everywhere
24 for all the hours god sends some wings
25 id kick it it in the head when i was 25 pot jive
26 for the queen of spades who costs all the hearts
27 for the sleepy days i slept aways
28 for the cycle to continue may it ever
29 for the moonchild and its ascendancy
30 for never trusting anyone over
31 a number that is 13 backwards therefore=anathema
32 for the good doctor dee and his scrying out loud
33 for jesus
34 for more more more!
35 oh ya still alive?
36 a serpent enters eden
37 for identical mirrors perfectly alike e + m
38 for darkness who aint my friend either
39 for lost in a black mine
40 for being hopeless and naughty
41 for the king of clubs and cabarets
42 for the 42 wounds of the matyrs
43 for everyone out there in ohio
44 for the crazy people who lived across the road
45 for 45 things ive forgotten
46 for the hell of it
47 for the nature which has no number
48 crash comes like a lightnin’ flash
49 for the hanged man and his tears
50 the magicians who own islands
51 the kings in check
52 the cards in deck
(plus joker)

97 Responses to “52 CARD PICK-UP”

  1. avatar
    Sparki sista | 13 September 2006 at 9:17 am #

    Happy Birthday!!

    Baybee!!XXX

  2. avatar
    lily | 13 September 2006 at 9:23 am #

    Happy Birthday Steve!!!

    I hope you have a wonderful day and many more happy, healthy years ahead. You’re in good company: tomorrow is my dog’s 17th birthday. =)

    lily

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2006 at 9:32 am #

    May God bless you and keep you, old soldier.

    Happy Birthday to you.

    B.Bon

  4. avatar
    rubikon | 13 September 2006 at 9:38 am #

    Is it your birthday then?

    Can’t say I like The Darkness either – a bit too retro and derivative for me.

    Hope you have a beautiful, scintillating, ecstatic, euphoric, orgasmic day

    Oh, and Happy Birthday!!

  5. avatar
    limebeaver | 13 September 2006 at 9:41 am #

    tanti auguri steve….

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2006 at 9:41 am #

    Happy BD SK!
    manymore…
    chuck
    alaska

  7. avatar
    fantasticandy | 13 September 2006 at 9:43 am #

    have some nice carrot cake,and then scurry off after that rabbit! have a nice day ya olde space traveller. luv,andy.

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2006 at 10:05 am #

    STEVE:
    Do you ever worry that all this blogging will sap the life out of your songwriting?? It seems to me that a person only has so much creative energy. If you use it all in this endeavor, what will be left when Marty and the lads come a-calling? Don’t let us blog comrades steal the energies that you should be putting into music!!! Please!! Despite your genius-osity, you are only human. I selfishly implore you to limit the blogging for the sake of your song writing.

    Umm… OK, that’s all I have to say. Good night.

  9. avatar
    PaulC | 13 September 2006 at 10:06 am #

    Happy Birthday

  10. avatar
    daniel 27, 1 | 13 September 2006 at 10:12 am #

    Happy birthday!

  11. avatar
    Brian Turner | 13 September 2006 at 10:19 am #

    Happy Birthday Steve!
    Keep on rollin’ smokin jokin tokin livin the life of hippy folkn’
    Peace Brother….

  12. avatar
    veleska1970 | 13 September 2006 at 10:36 am #

    happy birthday!!!

    lotza love……….

  13. avatar
    damien | 13 September 2006 at 10:38 am #

    Happy birthday, Steve. Hope you have a good one.

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2006 at 10:44 am #

    Wishing you an amazingly wonderful Happy Birthday.
    Cheers,
    Karen

  15. avatar
    edge | 13 September 2006 at 10:45 am #

    many happy returns for the day olde bean.

    to mark this day i would like to see the release of a church live and electric CD! whaddya say steve – its the one glaring omission from the church catalogue to date, i know your thoughts on this but – its what we need! would be a superb complement to the momento descuidado set. come on fellow bloggers, lets start a campaign.

    what ever happened to the crystal set?

    TK

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2006 at 10:52 am #

    Happy Birthday Steve

    Love from Malta

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2006 at 11:06 am #

    Happy birthday!
    Enjoy
    DR

  18. avatar
    arcturus | 13 September 2006 at 11:23 am #

    nine was always my favorite number!and i can envision what thirty seven will look like.steve i love the arrival of the magi.ive got a print on the way!blessings of love and light on your unique day of birth!always ARCTURUS

  19. avatar
    lee | 13 September 2006 at 11:38 am #

    go fish

  20. avatar
    malcolm | 13 September 2006 at 11:47 am #

    Happy birthday Steve. Thank you for all that you’ve done. You are truly inspiring.

  21. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 13 September 2006 at 12:06 pm #

    Steve, a big hug to you on your birthday. Hope you’ve been having a great day. 13 has always been my favourite number.

  22. avatar
    Fly | 13 September 2006 at 12:06 pm #

    I saved everything
    But this afternoon I just ran out of room

    Point of interest – the worlds oldest living person
    stays just up the road in Mempho.
    She’s 116 and though she has outlived many of her children,
    she is credited for 560 descendants;
    all the way to great, great, great, great, grandchildren.

    indecipherable overlapping mumbling

    However, the life expectancy in Memphis
    is the lowest in the state at an average of 73.

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2006 at 12:07 pm #

    happy birthday sk!
    #14 = sk comes to town…yay!!

    Love you always,
    amanda p

  24. avatar
    The Cano's | 13 September 2006 at 12:13 pm #

    I’s yer birthday–HA HA! —-It’s yer birthday, HA!-HA! It’s yer birthday, Neener, Neener! It’s yer birthday!! HA! HA! Bestest Wishes for ya from The Cano’s

  25. avatar
    DJK082067 | 13 September 2006 at 12:17 pm #

    SK,

    HAPPY B-DAY !!!!!!
    1. TO THE MAGIC YOU BRING TO US DAILY.
    2. FOR BEING YOURSELF, NOT A FAKE HUMAN BEING.
    3. TO DRUGS IN ALL THEIR FORMS AND DISGUISES.
    4. TO LIFE AND ALL ITS SPLENDOR IF PROPERLY ENJOYED.
    5. TO OUR MATES AND THE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE THEY SHARE WITH US.
    6. TO FRIENDS NEW AND OLD.
    7. TO MUSIC,ART AND ALL ITS CREATIONS.
    8. TO THE MONTH I WAS BORN IN, AND THE MONTH I SAW YOU IN (CHICAGO 08/18…STEALTHBLUE,WAITING ON THOSE PIX.
    9. TO PEACE IF WE CAN EVER REALLY ACHEIVE IT.
    10. TO THIN CRUST CHEESE PIZZA WITH ANY TYPE OF TOPPINGS.
    11. TO THE NORTH,SOUTH,EAST, AND WEST…SO WE HAVE PLACES TO ROAM.
    12. TO SUNNY DAYS AND RELAXING NIGHTS.
    13. TO YOU…HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!

    ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL DAY !!!!

    DJK082067

  26. avatar
    mandn | 13 September 2006 at 12:25 pm #

    52 card pick-up.
    One
    Two
    Three
    FIRE!

    Happy Birthday Orpheus

    jokers were always my favorite anyway. 😉

    Now make a wish and look for tomorrow.

    xo
    Mary

  27. avatar
    mtv | 13 September 2006 at 12:27 pm #

    Happy Birthday Kilbey! 😉

  28. avatar
    restaurant mark | 13 September 2006 at 12:28 pm #

    hey steve…hope you’re having a great birthday! are you getting what you wanted? my son’s very happy on his…got all the star wars stuff he wanted! i remember 6 being a good time. take care man. enjoy yourself!

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2006 at 12:40 pm #

    Happy Birthday, Hammer!

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2006 at 12:42 pm #

    happy bday mr k – fellow sk art fans – please note that its a today only first come first served massive stock clearance huge reductions sale (well half price anyway) over http://www.stevekilbeyart.com – got the matching pair now – Saraswati w/Fender Bass shall be joined by Jesus in Bondi thus making my office wall spiritually complete

    regards

    pip

  31. avatar
    lizardlizard81 | 13 September 2006 at 12:48 pm #

    All the happiness in the world, sir, a very splendid birthday to you!

    <3,
    Liz

  32. avatar
    manfred | 13 September 2006 at 12:50 pm #

    and once again:
    happy birthday, steve!
    hope it has been a very nice one so far
    m

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2006 at 12:53 pm #

    Happy Birthday Steve.

    Love always
    Melbourne Mary

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2006 at 12:57 pm #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the greatest singer/songwriter ever, if you ask me.
    Take care,just open your gifts and enjoy the day,

    thor-arne
    bodø-northern norway

  35. avatar
    supper's ready | 13 September 2006 at 12:57 pm #

    happy birthday fellow virgo,

    today is my birthday too, but i’m still 8 cards shy of a full deck.

    all the best,

    raz

  36. avatar
    nickfiction | 13 September 2006 at 1:13 pm #

    It’s true ohio is full of crazies , and has produced many crazy people . for example…… charles manson, tracy lords, stiv bators, chrissie hynde, jeffrey lundgren, joe walsh, jeffrey dahmer, oh ya …. and me!!!!!!

  37. avatar
    nickfiction | 13 September 2006 at 1:15 pm #

    p.s. Happy MotherLovin Birthday SK, we love ya ! Nick

  38. avatar
    Brad J | 13 September 2006 at 1:20 pm #

    Happy Birthday, SK!

    Keep on writing great songs, and great blogge entries!

    And heh heh… 14th is my birthday, and the day The Church hit Melbourne.

    What a day it shall be!

    (Oh, and are you the joker?)

  39. avatar
    matthew | 13 September 2006 at 1:23 pm #

    hippy bday, essqué! Just glad to still be king of clubs and cabarets here…

  40. avatar
    John Garratt | 13 September 2006 at 1:28 pm #

    Tracy Lords is from Ohio?

    John

  41. avatar
    Trickster | 13 September 2006 at 1:31 pm #

    SKIL-BRO!

    HAPPY LII BIRTHDAY

    FAR OUT IN M52:

    http://www.seds.org/messier/more/m052_reg.html

    YOU OLD SPACE ROCKER

    KEEP ON SEARCHIN’

    peace,
    trickster

  42. avatar
    Rachel | 13 September 2006 at 1:38 pm #

    Happy Birthday Steve!

    Love,
    Rachel

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2006 at 1:47 pm #

    Til Lykke med fødselsdagen SK(Happy Birthday SK)

    To celebrate this day I´ve vistited KarmicHit (Jack Frost) and Holly (one print and a few cards)

    Thanks for sharing your great work with us…

    Peter Fischer

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2006 at 2:00 pm #

    Happy B’day 🙂

    Luv,
    B x

  45. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 13 September 2006 at 2:03 pm #

    Happy Birthday Steven.
    May the coming year(s) bring you good health, peace, prosperity and happiness.
    love,
    denise
    xxoo

  46. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2006 at 2:27 pm #

    The happiest of birthday wishes to you Steven.

    May year 52 bring you much joy and happiness.

    Love to you and all of yours as always!

    Keep rocking!

  47. avatar
    V | 13 September 2006 at 2:42 pm #

    Happy Birthday Steve!

    Hope you had a wonderful day…

    Vic.

  48. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2006 at 2:43 pm #

    HAPPY 52

    florian

  49. avatar
    Elduvik | 13 September 2006 at 2:45 pm #

    Happy, happy birthday Steve, from your Italian friend,

    Andreas
    Genoa/Italy

  50. avatar
    Renee | 13 September 2006 at 2:54 pm #

    Happy, Happy, Happy, Birthday!!!

    just remember, your not getting older
    YOUR GETTIN BETTER!!!!!

    from a fellow september baby
    (mine is the 28th)
    i’m working on my 33rd year, or according to your list
    my jesus year!!!!

    lots of love 🙂

  51. avatar
    davidcwelker | 13 September 2006 at 2:59 pm #

    Happy Birthday from #43

  52. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 13 September 2006 at 3:05 pm #

    If I find my way
    how much will I find?

    J. Arthur

    Happy B-Day SK…I hope you’re still out…dancing on the tables or wrestling with someone over a kiss.

    Cecilia

  53. avatar
    JJ | 13 September 2006 at 3:06 pm #

    Welcome to Area 52, I stumbled in dazed and blinded back in May, got the full-deck too. It’s bittersweet.

    A most Happy Birthday, ArchDruide, Moonchild – Dreaming in the shadow of the willow, talking to the trees of the cobweb strange, dropping Mayan stones on a sun dial – drifting on the echoes of the hours.

    Hope your gifts are plentiful and powerful – you’ve given so many to us over the years. I look forward to many more.

    JJ in Atlanta

  54. avatar
    starfish | 13 September 2006 at 3:07 pm #

    Happy 52 to the biggest card of all, from another 43.

  55. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2006 at 3:14 pm #

    beneath it all, you are a true pirate. happy birthday – mr. kilbey

  56. avatar
    drzej | 13 September 2006 at 3:29 pm #

    Happy birthday Mr. Kilbey! May there be many, many more.

    Stay lovely.

    drzej

  57. avatar
    ambnt1 | 13 September 2006 at 3:40 pm #

    Steven,

    You shoudda realized by the ominous skies, destiny was dealin’ you a joker, olde guy.

    Happy birthday to my favorite rock star. Put on some Oophoi, smoke a spliff, and contemplate your vast insignificance in the neverending cosmic twilight, baybee.

    –Chris

  58. avatar
    stealthblue | 13 September 2006 at 4:19 pm #

    SK-
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! The world is a much better place with you in it. Thanks for being you and making our lives more enjoyable. Hope you have a fun day whatever you do. Please see yesterday’s comments if you haven’t already. You had a lot of nice notes left in the later hours, even in the early hours of the 13th (Aust. time). So, again, CHEERS!! All the very best to you, dear friend, and may you have many more birthdays to come. All the love and respect from one hippie rocker to another…
    Ben V.

  59. avatar
    Jen Jewel Brown | 13 September 2006 at 4:24 pm #

    Hip, hip…oh ain’t it the truth now.
    Hope you had a deep dive bday
    and tanx for the last few marvie blogz
    come mr tally man, tally me bananas

    daylight come and me wanna celebrate

    just back from Perth – good god amighty it rox

    ooh yes live elpee GOOD idea
    yr live sound man is VERY good, great mixes in Manchester Lane, Spiegeltent and Corner H so roll out those cables now Churchies, and crew, into those yon nice theatres eh?

    GET IT WHILE IT’S HOT

    PS Requests fur Reptile, NSEW, Avalon, Tantie, When U Were Mine

    Come on and electrically lay us in the aisles now

    We’re ready fur yer

  60. avatar
    Noel Christian | 13 September 2006 at 4:37 pm #

    ‘the sun is the same in a relative
    way but you’re older,
    shorter of breath,
    and one day closer to death’

    DG/PF

    Absolute pessimism, that.

    Life is full of brilliance and warmth. This morning my daughter handed me a box of dark chocolates and played ‘happy birthday’ for me on her trumpet. I will be smiling all day.

    (silly international date line)

  61. avatar
    the young relict | 13 September 2006 at 5:09 pm #

    Bonne anniversaire et toi SK! You are definately a card alright. But you cant lose with the 2 pairs your holding. Just remember with all the good guys weve lost this year its all that much more important for you to keep going strong. Your work is far, far from done young man.

  62. avatar
    craig | 13 September 2006 at 5:18 pm #

    happy belated day…. you interstellar galactic fiend! today i raise my glass to you and hope your wishes all come true

  63. avatar
    Gareth,Notts | 13 September 2006 at 5:21 pm #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE!Hope the present&future bring you as much of the good stuff as you and the band bring to us!a miracle to bring THE CHURCH to a wider audience would be a start!!!all the best mate. P.s.to anon 8.05 worry not,when it comes to producing top quality goods of any kind SK=OLD FAITHFUL and can be relied upon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. avatar
    buckmoose | 13 September 2006 at 5:30 pm #

    Best wishes to you and yours.

  65. avatar
    calling down baal and zeus | 13 September 2006 at 6:12 pm #

    happy, happy ,

    i think ill call you friend

    i will always ,with interest , admire the ones blazing the trail….

    i will call you friend

  66. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 13 September 2006 at 6:13 pm #

    funny how we truly are connected esskay, me being born on a 31, you being born on a 13, me guess we do equal anathema, happy days ahead…
    mjnjr

  67. avatar
    Fandorin | 13 September 2006 at 6:20 pm #

    elephant god is playing & i wish you all the very very very best. May the herbal liqueur of the muses flow forever. Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag & vsechno nejlepsí k narozeninám.
    love, stefan

  68. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2006 at 6:28 pm #

    sk,
    happy birthday olde bean. 13 is lucky. mine was a tuesday. and now to purchase some art.

    richard and dean

  69. avatar
    syrinx | 13 September 2006 at 7:11 pm #

    Happy Birfday 2 ya….

  70. avatar
    Jon Slater | 13 September 2006 at 9:34 pm #

    Happy Birthday Gray Wizard.

    May you have 52 more before leaving these shores.

    Peace and tranquility and prosperity to you, your family, and loved ones around the world.

    Jon S.

  71. avatar
    Vanth | 13 September 2006 at 9:52 pm #

    Happy, Happy Birthday

    Just purchased one of your prints in celebration.

  72. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2006 at 10:11 pm #

    SK and SK Warne have birthdays on the same day. Now there is anathema if ever Ive seen one. Warnie delivers balls and disgrace, SK delivers blogs and grace.

  73. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2006 at 10:12 pm #

    Happy Birthday, Steve!
    May all your days be
    filled with love of
    family & friends
    (& fiends) 😉
    Much love from ARIDzona!!!

  74. avatar
    Melquiades | 13 September 2006 at 10:55 pm #

    Happy Birthday Steve. Here’s to many more revolutions through space.

  75. avatar
    mattdavison | 13 September 2006 at 10:58 pm #

    fuc I have a gambling problem…
    But I would never play a hand against that stack.

    wasn’t (three) for the vast and molton sky……………

  76. avatar
    mattdavison | 13 September 2006 at 11:37 pm #

    Oh ps.. NZ gotta know or I have to book Melbo.
    That National Theatre looks very f-in good. Come on everyone, from Sale to Bendigo, from Gippslandto Frankston…fill that theatre 750 pax. lets make it like the tours of the early 90s fill and let it rock…
    Auckland is a long way to come but ef ya don’t play here I gotta go there..
    m

  77. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 September 2006 at 12:09 am #

    whoops, i put the b-day wish on the last blogge. my bad.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

    glynnis

  78. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 September 2006 at 12:33 am #

    happy bday and many more
    from
    moni

  79. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 September 2006 at 12:41 am #

    Happy Hippy Birthday Steve, hope there many many more to come.

    Take care and may today bring all that you deserve.

    Best Regards
    Celticat

  80. avatar
    the dean | 14 September 2006 at 12:59 am #

    Happy birthday and may the lord make you an instrument of his/her peace.

  81. avatar
    krishnamike | 14 September 2006 at 1:07 am #

    I wish you a very happy birthday!

  82. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 September 2006 at 1:20 am #

    Cheers, to 52 more if you wish it so. Thanks for the music.

    Brian and Michelle, Denver USA

  83. avatar
    Cameras 4 Eyes | 14 September 2006 at 1:26 am #

    Thank you, Joyce

  84. avatar
    MarkM | 14 September 2006 at 2:21 am #

    The White Album
    Disc 2
    Track 1
    love markm

  85. avatar
    Sophie's Mom | 14 September 2006 at 2:45 am #

    The lot of us here in # 43 send you more love and best wishes.

    Valerie, George & Sophie

  86. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 September 2006 at 3:07 am #

    Happy Moon Festival Mr. S.K.
    Must be an auspicious day. (Must be!)

    also @ Mr. Peter Fischer:
    If you’re just about to discover Jack Frost, I envy you that!

    Best
    c escherbach canada

  87. avatar
    wizza109 | 14 September 2006 at 3:13 am #

    Happy Birthday

  88. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 September 2006 at 3:41 am #

    “Bring your own lampshade
    somewhere there’s a party”

  89. avatar
    fergal | 14 September 2006 at 3:55 am #

    89 for the marthas and sitars
    ~

  90. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 September 2006 at 4:20 am #

    dear dear sk

    wishing you
    a truly
    magical year

    may all your
    birthday wishes
    come true

    with love
    diane and john
    boulder co

  91. avatar
    Lead Betty | 14 September 2006 at 4:36 am #

    Have a Hippy Bathday!!

    Betty

  92. avatar
    leelinau | 14 September 2006 at 5:03 am #


    HB
    SK
    xo
    AC

  93. avatar
    William | 14 September 2006 at 5:19 am #

    Happy Birthday Steve! May as many more happy ones as you can stand be yours, you Rocker you.

    -William

  94. avatar
    daydreamer | 14 September 2006 at 6:17 am #

    Geez, by the time you get this it will already be yesterday.

    Happy Birthday!

    love,
    Sandy

  95. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 September 2006 at 2:43 am #

    Best blog yet! Happy belated steve!

    P.Rose

  96. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 September 2006 at 11:36 am #

    Happy birthday SK

  97. avatar
    Mr. Ricky | 17 September 2006 at 12:14 pm #

    Happy Birthday Steve!!! I LOVE YOU


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