posted on February 28, 2006 at 12:28 am

here i am
over here
up at kh headyquarters
sumptuouus etc etc etc
evie is with me
chuckin’ a sickie from school
(why go to learn the words of fools?)
she playing with her magnetic doll
its very quiet here
except for my tinnitus
which sounds like a hundred tvs all switched on
all going wooooooooooooooooooo
(high pitch electronic sounding note)
so my eyesnears are both goin’
too badde
you woulda thought i’d bee more concerned
i guess
theres a funny thing
when yer young the thoughts of age death etc
are abhorrent to ya
now im gettin’ pretty olde
altho i wouldnt say im lookin’ forward to it
i must say it all doesnt seem SO badde
i mean
ive had a goode innings
thanks to vegetarianism
i m probably more active now
than ever before
my calf muscles are legendary
my mind is leaping ahead
of itself
all connexions giving and receiving
dis information
i am proud of my humility
(cmon its a joke)
i am such a lovely manne to be with
its almost unbearable
which is why most people hate me
they love to hate to love to hate
everyone got a different take on everybody
one mans saint is another mans dinner
aint that the troof
its all in the intent
why you reading this tripe at all
cos once i wrote a song you liked
out of all the idiots out there
writin’ songs and singin’
you liked mine
what was different?
the chords? the notes? the words?
it was the intent
the intent to escape the mundane
even tho i have failed many times
i guess
maybe not THAT many times
my badde stuff is only relatively badde
its better than most others best
i reckon
ha ha ha
my olde mother joyce used to say
steven do you think youre right
and the rest of the worlds wrong, son?
and i was forced to concede
no mum it must be me
but here today
on this blogge
in blacknwhite w/ grreen headings
i proclaim
hang on a minute
no no
my my oh my
it IS me thats right
and is the rest of em thats wrong
its all so wrong
i dont even know where to begin
could i do more damage than g w?
if so
what wood that be?
am i a worse actor than joe whoever?
shouldnt i be the no 1 at the u.n.?
why the fuck not?
i can do all this
and still knock off great poptunes for ya
gimme a chance
adhere to my creed
become my disciple
spread my good gospel
go to dangerous places
(hollywood, detroit, wstn subs of syd)
convert the masses
or die in the attempt
dutch peter
you will be my rock in the east
get me all of bronte my friend
nope you can leave maroubra out
so tell em
walk away from yer cars
quit yer 140 k package a year w/flexi-time
and bonus loadings
strip off yer suity
or yer smart skirty
and dance naked
to maybe these bouys
give flowers to policemen
and say
is this the taste of victory?
you know what to do
liberate the fish from the aquariums
liberate the money from yer bank accnts
and send it to me
i’ll spend it on the revolution for ya
ring pam n perry
theyre open till seven
waiting for yer call
tell em
i’ll have alf a pound of whatever
sks smokin’
if you cant afford it
give em the keys to yer 4wd
they wont mind
dress in paisley if you must wear clothes
im trying to cross 2 looks actually
the floral bricklayer
i can go either way
road rage
nut cutlets
try to be versatile
just dont change at all
i dunno
oh yeah
thats a good word
but not as good as ineluctable….
what does that mean again?
i love you
you big dummy

38 Responses to “achieving liftoff w/ velocity 0 ?”

  1. avatar
    little bean | 28 February 2006 at 1:24 am #

    Define: ineluctable = Achieving lift off with zero velocity.
    no kidding
    hello big bean

  2. avatar
    Daberhasher | 28 February 2006 at 1:31 am #

    the floral bricklayer…smashing…
    do pam n perry ship worldwide???


  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 February 2006 at 1:54 am #

    AAAh one of you’re best – gud to see you on fire today.
    Maybe these boys wanna do some talkin – was that one of yours?
    Fuck I am gettin old ..
    I tell ya , Joyce sounds like an OK lady.
    & make sure u wear some decent paisley shirts @ the Com Games not that white shit ( shirt) ..
    The Stones are 60 so u’ve got another 10 years in ya at least.
    And then theres always Botox, liposuction, cut & tucks & youth drugs AND after that theres cloning & stem cell … what a weird world

    Dutch Pierre

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 February 2006 at 1:56 am #

    Haven’t been back to apologize for my misreading of yer prose
    and the kind common-tater who pointed me towards the truth.
    Thank ye’.

    Good one today Uncle Steve!

    That would be nice, sitting around letting yer Unkee Yeblik regale
    you with tales of rawk und rolls past, present and future. All
    with a six to four strings and an
    A minor.

    Who is Gavin Mackillop Uncle Steve?

    Well my lad…Mr.Mackillop manned
    ‘ye olde Neve console while me and the choich painted the aural masta’
    peice which became the record with the stoic canine on the cover.

    Ah, yes.

    Still haven’t recieved my Block e.p. yet.

    Thank you for the time you put into this.
    It is greatly appreciated.


  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 February 2006 at 2:01 am #

    hi sk
    i’ve been
    getting ready
    (for a few months
    to go through
    my clothes …
    do some
    closet cleaning …
    you know
    even a rock star
    like you must
    have to go through
    your stuff
    once in a while
    … and now
    you’ve inspired me
    to get rid of
    that isn’t
    or black
    (after all
    i have to keep
    “you liked mine
    what was different?
    the chords? the notes? the words?”

    don’t forget
    the voice sk
    it’s magic

    “along with the
    intent to escape
    the mundane”

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 February 2006 at 2:05 am #

    Mr. K – I think you truly are the one who is right. Thank you.

  7. avatar
    mark | 28 February 2006 at 2:14 am #

    You know Kaiser Chiefs is name of south Africa’s football club?

    Blog goodas usual!

  8. avatar
    matt davison | 28 February 2006 at 2:16 am #

    “Yes” you were right Steve!

    My mother said the same of me, as did my
    Howard’s Etc..

    Well they are all wrong……) and you are f-in, Right
    Don’t give up you have only started.

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 February 2006 at 2:22 am #

    “i love you you big dummy”
    courtesy (the semi- legendary) howard devoto & magazine

    “Veev la Rev!”

  10. avatar
    W Street | 28 February 2006 at 2:32 am #

    I searched and searched
    Where’s your paypal
    Can’t give you funds
    Can’t turn it all over to you
    Without somewheres to click
    Guess I have to keep it all
    Sorry it didn’t work out
    Thirty bucks for CDs from churchmerch
    All very much worth it kids
    Bought all your remasters
    Brilliant B-sides and one thing–
    Release THIS:
    Ten 2-CD Live Albums
    Release them and they’ll sell
    The Church is Live
    A show here, a show there
    Release them and ye shall prosper
    Market demand and all that
    For my sanity to hear it live
    To hear the expression of ideas
    With reverb and the full sound deafening and live
    And THIS is the reason why we buy
    Free access to text rehearsals
    A gift from SK
    Thanks for the thoughts and writing
    Thanks for putting it all here
    Don’t think its because of songs
    It’s all for the ideas
    And your discarded thoughts
    Are better than anyones $50 disc

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 February 2006 at 2:50 am #

    That was amazing. Just simply brilliant. I have spent the better part of the day reading these in chronological order and you have honed your craft quite nicely as the days and months have passed….the prose you have created of late is just so damn good.


  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 February 2006 at 2:57 am #

    Happy Birthday

  13. avatar
    Dig | 28 February 2006 at 3:19 am #

    Your left is right, dig!

    Thanks SK

  14. avatar
    mike a | 28 February 2006 at 3:27 am #

    it’s funny, because I was reading a book about Darwin’s voyage of the Beagle, and it mentioned “alluvial debris”, and I thought, damn, that would be a great title for a blog!! As I finished reading, I logged on and behold, your title from Monday!!

  15. avatar
    mike a | 28 February 2006 at 3:37 am #

    I think you’re right when you say why do we listen to your music and you say it is the intent – I never thought about it in this way. I do have to say that most artists/bands put out a good album now and then and a lot of bad albums in between, but your music has always been consistently great and I think it is getting better and better.

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 February 2006 at 4:44 am #

    today I worked flexi, tonight I paint. such is life.
    I think the well lit kissing fish and siamese yodas would make a nice painting.

  17. avatar
    MEM | 28 February 2006 at 4:47 am #

    before i leave my beloved internetted, let me say to u i don’t know why i swallowed a fly… no, let me say: revised thought – best thought – finished thought [my own rambeling process to bare] – kilbey – you and all your complicated answers – auh gras***

  18. avatar
    buckmoose | 28 February 2006 at 5:15 am #

    “one mans saint is another mans dinner”…HA!

    I thought I Love You Big Dummy was a Van Vliet-ism…

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 February 2006 at 9:12 am #

    “now I’m getting petty old”.
    Yeah right, only if compare yourself to l don’t know, some flash in the pan band, that will have a life span of like 5 years. You know what I mean, whats an example, Wolfmother, really like there going to be around for the next 25 years.
    Look at Bowie (I really liked Heathen, how old was he when he made that) or Iggy 59 (incredible), the Stones and lets not forget how fucking cool Lenard Cohen makes 72 look and he’s still making great albums about sexy women and he’s a smoker, I reckon its his dress sense has kept him going (vanity its a great thing).
    So if Lenard Cohen is old, that makes the stones only adults, Bowie and Iggy teenagers and you nothing more than a baby, baby!
    All those guys also rocked pretty hard too.

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 February 2006 at 10:08 am #

    If you are making albums at the same age as Cohen, The Church are about half way through, only another 25 years to go and then we may think about putting you out to pasture or mabybe not!
    It you keep going at the same pace that means there’s going to be another 30-50 great albums to look forward to.
    I want to see someone blow the perception of age away and I think your the man for the job. I can imagine you smoking a spliff at 85 in an interview about your latest album.

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 February 2006 at 10:11 am #

    it’s always late at night and in an altered state that I fully appreciate these blogs…amazing work!!it changes with the light.

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 February 2006 at 10:19 am #

    Yea and don’t even think about walking onto the stage at Commonwealth Games with that Willy fucking Nelson pony tail!!!! Let it all hang out (your hair I mean)

  23. avatar
    aaa | 28 February 2006 at 10:28 am #

    Ah yes the ringing of the ears.
    I get a tich of it too SK.
    Reading and creating my little pieces of art makes it stop – oh and yes and time with my family.

    Old – a concept of the mind – what is the reality of it – past of a present – returning from a future – looking behind.

    eeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeee Hello – yes – who is it ……eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  24. avatar
    gavgams | 28 February 2006 at 2:16 pm #

    Re: Kaiser Cheifs on Rage. Prety drab, but at lesast put on Beastie Boys Sabotage vid. Saw Gomez do Rage few years back: most humorous. Like their feels musically too.

    Steve, I reckon P=A prod sound is cut above, especially snare and drumming. The Ripple momentum, mix and tightness.

    Love the blog work. Hi to all my night friends – like a bird, man.

  25. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 28 February 2006 at 3:19 pm #

    “INELUCTABLE” is the appropiate word for our situation, ineluctable means one who cannot escape his own “fate”, though you may have already tried esskay, it is not possible, our true destiny awaits…

  26. avatar
    Fandorin | 28 February 2006 at 3:45 pm #

    Smetana, that famous Czech (=bohemian) composer had a bad tinnitus and made a composition including his special Tinnitus sounds, incorporating it all in a string quartet “from my life”. that’d be a nice tune… with these humming TVs coming in! No, i’m not making fun, i’m often suffering from that…

  27. avatar
    OTTOMT | 28 February 2006 at 4:18 pm #

    i flashed
    my biceps
    you flashed
    your calves

    pk pretends to have never met me but he likes me because of the chocolate soy milk!


  28. avatar
    rubikon | 28 February 2006 at 4:38 pm #

    Ye olde dictionary says it means: Impossible to avoid or evade; inevitable.

    The ringing in the ears – an ineluctable occupational hazard I’m afraid – my left one’s getting bad – too many loud drummers in my case – why are they always so LOUD!.

    Everyone in the world wants paisley shirts these days – have you tried getting one on EBay recently.

    Intent – I like that and I guess you guys have always been full of it.

  29. avatar
    Brad | 28 February 2006 at 5:29 pm #

    comment: no comment

    no Comment = comment

    lift off @ 0 O’clock


  30. avatar
    B Raine | 28 February 2006 at 6:37 pm #


  31. avatar
    MEM | 28 February 2006 at 9:06 pm #

    …and then tripped over their shoelaces.

  32. avatar
    KJ's Alien Pickles and Cosmic Workshop | 28 February 2006 at 9:59 pm #

    strip off yer suity
    or yer smart skirty
    and dance naked
    to maybe these bouys

    Thanks for the nightmares, Steve!

  33. avatar
    eek | 28 February 2006 at 11:35 pm #

    “it IS me thats right
    and is the rest of em thats wrong”

    No fucking kidding! Just because everyone else is doing something doesn’t make it right.

    …and I kind of like the floral bricklayer look you have going.

  34. avatar
    the dean | 28 February 2006 at 11:43 pm #

    I’m have trouble with my comments

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 March 2006 at 12:12 am #

    brickal flowerlayer

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 March 2006 at 12:27 am #

    nut cutlets?


  37. avatar
    captainmission | 1 March 2006 at 1:03 am #

    “INELUCTABLE” eg saying ‘intent in a tent.

    Yep it’s intent.

  38. avatar
    John Garratt | 10 June 2006 at 5:34 pm #

    “its all in the intent
    why you reading this tripe at all”

    Because there’s nothing else out there to read. And work is so, so boring.

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