posted on November 23, 2009 at 6:41 am

you wake up one morning
and theres been a cool change
while you slept over night
while you entered darkness alone
and emerged into this bright clean morning
which turns into a slightly rainy evening
and you hang outside near the weeds and the litter
sitting on a wall in the early summer night
as time undoes it all
rushing to the end of your story
so unbelievably fast
no hang on you say
im enjoying this bit
but everything falls away from you
the futures slide back
one after another
you whirl around the cosmos
the stars burn n die
the rivers flood and dry
you rise n fall
you rise n fall
the concrete is cracked
suddenly everything is art if we but could record it
i sit on the wall with my computer
i type type type
im in australia
im at rehearsals
i sit outside in the car park
on the wall by the weeds n litter
cigarette buts n dried curled up leaves
ants n cockies prowl the perimetres
blokes with funny haircuts turn up to …err …rock
people load the drum kits in
i do an interview whilst hiring a car
i plant my foot
i shoot off my mouth
i pat myself on the back
hang a left
chuck a right
straight on through
peter koppes in the passenger street
through the cooled off suburbs on out west
we get here
we rehearse
we have a break
summer breezes lusciously cool tonight
hotted up cars roar down lost highways out there
guys stand around talking about guitar playing
the concrete is kinda mottled
everything is art
gonna get back into it

17 Responses to “after that moment”

  1. avatar
    Saint Louie | 23 November 2009 at 7:35 am #

    I feel the Metamorphasis Galactic Wind! Can't wait to hear the album that comes out of these sessions…maybe should be a song called "Saint Louie" somewhere on there or "Mississippi Nights"!?

    Wish You Guys The Very Best!
    Hey Hey Hey!

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    fantasticandy | 23 November 2009 at 7:37 am #

    it was the day they turned on the great machine………..

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    linjo | 23 November 2009 at 7:50 am #

    Another day in the life of a Rock Star. Thank god the heat has lifted, yesterday was totally debilitating. Bondi is always the focal point of extreme weather for east coast NSW Australia. Bondi has been voted the most exciting place in Australia (or is that NSW). Where else would our favourite celeb live??

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    cazziem | 23 November 2009 at 7:57 am #

    Couldn't agree more – everything IS art. I've lost count the amount of times I've wished I could capture a natural moment when just for a brief time, things around me seemed to all be in harmony. Ah well, at least I know there'll be another one to relish sometime, somewhere.

    All the best with the rehearsals; I'm sure the weekend will be terrific.

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    davem | 23 November 2009 at 8:36 am #

    I would love to see you chaps rehearse and hear the discussions about what to include in the set.
    It must be one of the biggest catalogues in the history of rock music to choose from.
    It would be fascinating if you could share the process you go through?

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    princey | 23 November 2009 at 9:51 am #

    I love this blog, only you, sk, can make sitting in a dirty ol' carpark, waiting to rehearse sound so poetic:)

    News of The CHurch rehearsing has made my day, only 2 weeks 'til you're here,even thats tooo long to wait really. Pleeeez play "Aura' Killsy!
    love Amander

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    Hellbound Heart | 23 November 2009 at 10:13 am #

    lusciously cool summer breeze? jesus, send some up here mate!!!

    see ya on friday at byron bay….

    love always…..

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    Jasperina | 23 November 2009 at 10:53 am #

    Rehearsals can only mean one thing…seeing you on stage soon. I have my ticket tucked safely inside the pages of my favourite snugglepot and cuddlepie book Queen Obelia. Yes Steve art is everywhere…eternal and omnipresent.

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    lily was here | 23 November 2009 at 11:42 am #

    Tiare reported that the church sounded fantastic today in rehearsal!
    Don't sound TOO good though, you'll put the mozz on it for me LOL


    ps what grows when you plant your foot?

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    Anonymous | 23 November 2009 at 5:00 pm #

    What's that note?
    A lawnmower in the distance?
    What's that chord?
    Resonant frequencies of objects in or on
    the fridge harmonising

    The sequence of notes and chords suggested by small set of wind chimes when I leave the window open

    A sign noisily swings, creaking, on a rain soaked, windswept Monday

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    Mary | 23 November 2009 at 6:22 pm #

    I would love to go visit Australia, my friend just moved there to be a doctor for a year, i told him i want to go just to visit and see where my favorite rock star man lives :)just to breath the air you breath and see why its so great, i hear its so pretty there, id love to go one day and stay there for a few months when its not hot cause my ms cant handle the heat, i love the beach so u would have to tell me the best areas to visit, my aunt lives in sydney so i know i would have to visit there but i want to see it all!!! and try the best veggie burgers there. 🙂

    love ya

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    iseult | 23 November 2009 at 9:36 pm #


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    Anonymous | 24 November 2009 at 1:55 am #

    see you Friday a week at the Gov dear SK! It has been a while and I CANT WAIT!!!!


  14. avatar
    Crazy 4-yer Art | 24 November 2009 at 2:08 am #

    "everything is art"
    I like that. Hope rehearsals are going well.

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    Anonymous | 24 November 2009 at 7:11 am #

    Sending good karma to the rehersal studio.

    Peace & love

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 November 2009 at 9:50 am #

    'Short back n sides, the bloody lot o ya!'

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    Anonymous | 24 November 2009 at 5:14 pm #

    that's more like it the world burning in its hand basket in hades unforgiving fist. The bastards in the houses of parliment. have killed our sons and the sons of other mothethrs as usuall no one knows what its for..bah' now would be the time jesus probably about a week on tuesday I think my diary is empty for most of the afternoon..

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