posted on January 27, 2012 at 10:51 pm

spectral gate

galaxy shoes says aurora

man i’d love to get me some of them galaxy shoes

galaxy shoes says scarlet  emphatically from behind

galaxy shoes says a chorus of voices

oh yeah those galaxy shoes

behind the wheel i’m driving my hard bargain

we travel over brook and stream

we see an eel under an old tree

we traverse sydney

day after australia day

summer after summer

suntan on suntan

evenings beheld in deepest delight

the quickening trees withhold a rustle ‘pon approach

the warmest nights down by the shore

the translucent sea becomes thee

i command this night to bring forth its fruit

some strange bloke n his bit of fluff

some shop we wander into

emerging clutching parcels years later

well we skid along under these neon beach lights

where the parking police have been trained in some remote desert camp

their hard hearts do not break so easily

but never mind it is tomorrow bondi will awake

the surfers are having hot showers and feeling the extreme endorphin hit

the restaurants fling open their doors

we have pizza joints n ice cream parlours

we characters in a background

patina of humanity

good guys turning into bad guys

bad guys getting worse

until sudden sainthoods conferred by accident in some kings cross bar

the market in darkness in the square

the trinkets and hats and bikinis and silver

woman with dreadlocks has been here forever

do yoga down by the shore while scarlet plays in the sand and rocks

dad whats under the sand …? she asks

then before i can answer

more sea i suppose…. she says dreamily

we walk back up the hill to the parade with imported mexican palms

i hope the old spirit don’t get lost


i’d love some of them galaxy shoes




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  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 January 2012 at 10:54 pm #

    they’re hand sewn with space needles

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    Daniel W | 28 January 2012 at 12:14 am #

    I like it, very evocative.

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 28 January 2012 at 1:00 am #

    I just blew my neck and back out to go along with severe insomnia. Its after 8am Chicago time, Friday morning and this is a bad one. Im stuck in bed for easily the next 48-72 hours. Thankfully, the churches back catalog is within reach cuz its gonna get a work out. Gonna start with Magicians …. ( I love that cd especially the extended version copy). This really sux, I was having an ok week since my fall last week on the ice. My new guitar arrived- she’s ever mans dream, crazy crazy action on the solid unfinished maple neck. Now I have to heavily medicate- 6mg of Hydromorphone and 15 mg of Valium every 4 hours . Yeah- im pretty much fuckd and really worried about february 20th when my ‘pain specialist’ goes into C6C7 with pain block and anti inflammatories (steroids). I hope everyone else has a safe, healthy, fun weekend.

    Todays blog entry made me laugh, u r a great dad and patient also with 3 angels in the Falcon shopping for shoes.
    What r Galaxy Shoes??? Can u post a pic for us who have never seen them.

    Well now my inner war begins against pain and extreme insomnia- wish me luck. This is a bad one, feels epic.


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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 28 January 2012 at 1:39 am #

      with free time becomes…
      Abstract Illusion 012712:

      If I hold you up to the light
      can I see right thru you?
      If I question what I may have done
      wrong- would it bring me any
      closer to you?
      I really can do with some peace in my
      life, who can help provide me that?
      Iv lost my way before only to find myself
      back to you again.
      This cannot be real
      This cannot be a dream
      figments and fragments of
      other peoples imaginations.

      If I am left alone, what damage
      can I begin to burn
      If you have walked out the door,
      will you ever return?

      If this is reality, I want no part
      in the play
      if this is how life is supposed to be,
      count me out once again.


    • Kraig
      Kraig | 28 January 2012 at 8:07 pm #

      Darrin, i’m pullin’ and praying for you bro! Wishing and praying you get and feel better soon my man.

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        BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 29 January 2012 at 12:22 am #

        Thanks every1…im more than 24 hours into this episode and the narcs haven’t even budged it. Think im in the long haul of bed rest. I hate being stuck in bed with feet elevated – this sure isn’t living but this is my life and I have tried it all, and I just have to wait to my inner process choses to turn down the pain level on its own, jazz only helps by sparking me into another climate, it does get my mind off the severity of what’s at hand. Thanks again to the well-wishers. This extended family makes me want to just sit down for a long meal together and get started on knowing ever1 a bit better, Steve had created a universe that’s warm- loving- and compassionate towards each other, complete frigging strangers. We always will be in great debt to u, SK, for that.


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          thetimebeing | 29 January 2012 at 9:47 am #

          get better dazzman

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            BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 29 January 2012 at 11:28 am #

            Thanks Killer…this constant battle really …plainly, sux !!! It so all encompassing and time consuming. Makes me wanna yell WTF WTF WTF WTF over and over again…WTF…


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    M E M | 28 January 2012 at 1:29 am #

    Friends of the Timebeing, lend me your ears, your eyes, and your thoughts… as some of you may know, I am submitting to youtube’s global film competition an entry entitled “if I dream” which is in its early genesis. I envision creating a narrative for this 15 min film from as many voices as possible… this means I need yours!

    What is the dream?

    Can you put into words or pictures?

    From your narratives and contributions I will weave a magical tapestry in a painterly continuum of sound and vision. 

    Find me on twitter, Facebook or blogspot. More info here:

    We are not the only ones…


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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 28 January 2012 at 11:07 am #

      That sounds fascinating. I am well under the weather right now but I would love to help in any way. Are you on any time constraint ??? If so, what is really the next step besides making contact with you.

      I wish you grand luck
      on ur endeavor ….

      Darrin JK

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    g! | 28 January 2012 at 2:40 am #

    “day after australia day
    summer after summer”

    Nice touch, that.

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    Anonymous | 28 January 2012 at 4:47 am #

    (except for lovely rita) meter maids eat their offspring

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    colette | 28 January 2012 at 7:22 am #

    Ah the Bondi of childhood … walk a mile in my galaxy shoes 🙂 But that’s new – pizza flavoured joints? Joints with Italian herbs?!

  8. Kraig
    Kraig | 28 January 2012 at 9:29 am #

    What do toes Galaxy Shoes look like? Sound freakin cool mawn!

    Hey Stevemeister, i’ve been wanting to get HOB on the Church Merch site, but is it out of print? Also is this the Remastered version or original version? Did you guys remaster HOB yet or not? If yes, i want to order, if not, please add “Lizard” and “Anyway” or other rarities to if you could so please. I am also speaking with Raj and Sue about this too. Many Thanks and love HOB! Been diggin’ the new Isidore! Beautiful piece of art!

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      thetimebeing | 28 January 2012 at 9:50 am #

      dunno whats in or outta print kraigie

      • Kraig
        Kraig | 28 January 2012 at 8:12 pm #

        In short, a month or so ago, maybe more, on the church merch HOB said “Remastered” and i placed an order, with other merch stuff to go along with it, but now says it is out of print, out of stock, etc. So, just wondering if you guys sold or are selling the HOB Remasterd CD, or was that a typo, or will you be coming out with new HOB Remaster with extras? Should i ask Marty or can you? Thanks Mawn! Double and Triple thanks to Raj & Sue for assisting me too! Just trying to clear it up, that’s all.

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 28 January 2012 at 11:42 am #

      Hey Craig-
      Regarding your post comments yesterday, I did my history research and I came up with the #72. That’s 72 promised virgins. America dies have to field the lump of blame for much of bin Laden. In 1987 he and his radical extremists were gathered together- provided intel and tons upon tons of American made weaponry to ‘assist’ in the Russian/Afghan war. And when Russia retreated which provided the bin Laden lead groups a sizeable jihad victory, he made his one phone call to collect his ‘winnings’ and to his dismay, his ‘handlers’ must have behaved as if he was never heard of or promised anything…an infuriated extremist in the desert with American made, unused weapons and training camps at his disposal…and a grudge based on false promises…how did anyone really belive it was all gonna turn out. Read your history peeps. Big problem with my country is not cashing the check we wrote in the first place, and just tossing it on top if the puke and call it : National Debt.

      Darrin JK

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        BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 28 January 2012 at 11:43 am #

        Sorry for the mis-spell…that’s – Kraig.

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    andy | 28 January 2012 at 10:26 am #

    you always look ‘right’ hugging a fretboard killer……….

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    . | 28 January 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    i suppose you could time travel in those galaxy shoes
    to discover some new places or whatever you choose
    the stars would never dim so long as they’re used
    while eternity remains dynamic, shiny and new
    so we can always be reminded…lovely galaxy shoes
    maybe i’ll purchase myself a pair…or maybe two
    trendy maybe…but they do look cool

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    hellbound heart | 28 January 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    man i need me a pair of those galaxy shoes to get me through some rough patches that i may have this year……do they come with some kind of guarantee?
    love always….

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    davem | 28 January 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    Hi SK.
    A nice mention for the church on the letters page in this months Mojo!

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      thetimebeing | 28 January 2012 at 10:39 pm #

      whats it say???

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        BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 29 January 2012 at 12:24 am #

        I looked it up on line and could only find an archive article from 2008 about ‘the church’. Davem – u have my interest as well.


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        davem | 29 January 2012 at 2:59 am #

        I knew you’d ask that and i’ve left it at a mates!! Was reading it to anyone who would listen on friday. Along the lines of australia’s most prolific, creative, inspirational band etc etc
        2nd mention in letters in 6 months….I can feel a feature coming on!
        How fucking great would that be. Soooo deserved.
        The world’s greatest band. Interesting to read your comments about american audiences……

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          thetimebeing | 29 January 2012 at 9:47 am #

          we need that feature before we can kick any more gaols in angleland

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          BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 29 January 2012 at 11:23 am #

          Can u link us up if its on the comp version of that rag.


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            BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 29 January 2012 at 11:25 am #

            Sorry…Davem…I meant to spell it as ‘Davem’ – no disrespect, that’s a great frigging name.


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    matthew | 28 January 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    That was amazing to read. Faintly Narnian.

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    veleska1970 | 29 January 2012 at 5:27 am #

    skipping through the cosmos with galaxy shoes…..kewl.

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    Lady Di | 29 January 2012 at 10:55 am #

    The animal kingdom was silent last night, enraptured like the rest of us.
    Elephants were swaying their trunks to the music, giraffes reaching even higher to get a better view, the penguins were dancing with their happy feet, the monkeys were smiling and swinging from tree to tree.
    We were just happy to be there.
    From Angel Street to the rockingest instrumental ever, everything you guys did was amazing. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen the church so cohesive, playing together so happily and giving your all. 10 out of 10, but even that seems lame.

    Much gratitude for a special night.

    Love Di

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    Anonymous | 29 January 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    The Zoo gig is up there as one of my fave gigs.
    Didn’t hear any roars or snores from the animals, did u let them out?
    The planets, animals and humans aligned as one to witness what had to be in my humble opinion one of the bands stand out gigs.
    From the moment the first guitar string was plucked and the drumstick hit the skins the band were on fire from first note to last.
    Song choices were brilliant, which included many of my best loved songs. Your banter and fitness levels were crowd pleasers.
    Highlight (tough as it was to pick one) was the jam on stage that went for about 10mins as the guitars hit fever pitch, what a song, didn’t want the gig to end. As they all do, they fly by way too quick.
    Thank u and the band for one of the best gigs I have been to.
    Hope there’s many more to come.

    Peace & love

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