posted on December 21, 2010 at 6:45 pm

sin king sun king

insanely over confident i stagger on to the stage the arena the field

lo i am high

loaded up like a cheap disk

a self satisfying feeling of no feeling

my bass my wand my staff my spear

i let the music buffet me around the perimeter

i let my words come back to haunt me

i see how i knew futures in pasts i musta been guessing

people say boy youve changed oh ha ha ha

i am enveloped by the complexity of musics tastes

how such a small amount of something can go such a long way

i am at once intensely excited and disturbingly detached

a million miles away I can see kilbey

i manipulate him from my great distance

yes let him sing and dance for a little while longer

then time to rest

time to change

time to metamorph a size into something else

i charge through a set

my fingers pluck rapido at my bassoon held like bazooka

sing lingering on singular song

the one about the one

the reverberating thud of centuries gone to flower

comets scrape thru the nightsky tails of savage flame

helios frigged the moon while pink eclipse

something white in a blue bag

BLZ, bub

i dont know i mean

who the fuck knows what youre getting

so rip open the sky and snort the clouds

its a packet of surprizes

dedication IS rewarded

diligence paid off

i hit a homer

i crash in a radiant kind of white blackness

my voice in your ears ear

your ear to the play ground

we gotta grind grind this out

the audience is a creature with one mind

the relationship is unstable

my cant becomes unreadable

my allusions are mere illusions

there isnt even any smoke or mirrors

the trick is based on this one old weird tip

but you always gotta pay to find out what that is

and the weird old tip is this : always make em pay up front

this resonates within us all like a sympathetic string sings

all is one

one is the holiest number that you’ll ever do

well i never had a head for numbers

tho i do have a number for heads

and i count a viscount or two too


thats it really

know you see it all so clearly

hoping that you love it dearly

this time it was nearly gnarly

hello goodnight

motel wake up

change check out

put up

put on

put off

put it all away

for today

36 Responses to “alexander the great technique”

  1. avatar
    hellbound heart | 21 December 2010 at 6:51 pm #

    ….in some parts sounds like the most crashingly definitive high you can have…..but the come down?

    love always……

  2. avatar
    sarah | 21 December 2010 at 7:22 pm #


  3. avatar
    sarah | 21 December 2010 at 7:27 pm #

    ps…i checked out your music too. you sing like a song bird. such rapture. i had no idea how multi talented you are. incredible.

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    eekie | 21 December 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    “time to metamorph a size into something else”

    As long as it isn’t a bug, you’ll probably be ok.

  5. avatar
    Abel | 21 December 2010 at 9:50 pm #

    Steve, you’re beautiful.

    Merry Xmas from Barcelona.


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    trick of the light | 21 December 2010 at 10:13 pm #

    What a fabulous and privileged insight to being a rock star your blog is. Fascinating and addictive. Many many thanks from me: a join-the-dots 9-5 plodder whose rapture in your music is but part of your whole.

    – many thanks x

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    DavidP | 21 December 2010 at 11:25 pm #

    “then time to rest
    time to change
    time to metamorph a size into something else”

    hard to know what you really mean by any of this if anything at all
    but you make it sound like a last hurrah is happening
    the sinking sun-king stops and comes to rest, changes course and rises again anew?
    quite an appropriate theme for this time of year
    interesting how something in nature can be taken as a living symbol of an esoteric truth and something that we can go through internally
    that blue bag doesnt have the truth
    blz,bub does though
    and your own being
    if you can see and hear
    but the jazz makes one blind and deaf
    derangement of senses does not make for enlightenment
    to be or not to be?
    what do you really want?
    do actions speak louder than words?
    who am I talking to?
    who am I to be talking like this?
    I dunno, probably not what the gushing fans come here for I guess
    but I’m no good to you as a yes man
    are you still on the periphery?
    have I asked the right question yet oh wounded king?
    am I banging my head against a brick wall?
    flogging a dead horse?
    a party pooper, killjoy, spoil sport?
    its tough love and its good for you
    so there

    • avatar
      david | 22 December 2010 at 4:05 pm #

      i couldnt disagree more bout the jazz.. but then everybodys got one..

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        DavidP | 22 December 2010 at 10:37 pm #

        I know what you mean david
        I used to think that
        one morning I had a really vivid dream
        the sort that makes you take notice
        in it, the back of my head was being zapped
        by something like a green laser light
        my brain was frying and I was dying
        there was the sense that it was self inflicted
        there was also a sense that a power greater than myself
        was trying to teach me something in this dream
        sometime later I eventually gave up the jazz
        since then Ive come to know that it
        only strengthens the sub-conscious
        and makes the mind over-active
        but the sub-conscious and the mind are not the source of enlightenment
        rather they are the preventer of it, I have experienced how that works
        the sub-conscious and the mind can be very clever but it is not enlightenment
        the consciousness is the source of enlightenment
        it is said the amount of awakened consciousness most people have is only very small (myself included),
        though it starts out small, it can grow, like a small mustard seed turns into a huge tree
        if most people on the planet had only 10% awakened consciousness
        it would be impossible for there to be any wars
        I don’t intend any offense to anyone with anything I am saying
        if I had children I would not recommend jazz or such like to them
        how then could I use it myself?
        we are not powerless to stop it
        where there is a will there is a way
        and maybe with a little help from some friends
        if we do abstain for a while but then falter
        well done on doing without for while!
        try again and keep going I say!

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          DavidP | 24 December 2010 at 1:45 pm #

          as if I hadn’t posted enough on this blog already…
          regarding my first post above on the 21st
          there are a couple sentences I would like to retract
          the one that wrote people off as mere gushing fans
          also the one about flogging a dead horse
          I don’t like that I said those things
          and should not have even thought them
          sincere apologies if any offense was caused

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    . | 21 December 2010 at 11:33 pm #

    finding that lost moment, the b-side on that 45
    scouring that little record shop in the middle of town
    that’s what kept me excited when the milky way dried
    you know what i’m talking about, that obscure song
    that you dreamnt about when the radio fed you lies
    import single, not released in US except as a bootleg
    before the proliferation of the internet, 33 LPs
    a god’s great gift to humanity, one of them at least
    microcosm of musical majesty, memorabilia, the world of kilbey
    merry christmas, downtown winterland, happy new year’s eve…

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    Freddie | 22 December 2010 at 12:07 am #

    Alexander the Great technique….so you and yer men are going to march forth killing, setting afire and conquering the world until your army revolts against you and goes back home?

    Sounds like a smashing plan! :^)

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 22 December 2010 at 12:45 am #

    Well, I had my MRI’s read by so called specialists. They fucked that up and missed a prior diagnosis. Now I have to wait for them to pull thier heads out of their arses and READ MY FUCKING FILMS CORRECTLY. Its my life and health, yet I am trapped in their system-Oh and they are all going on holiday.

    As I sat in one of thier lavish offices yesterday to pay and hear them go …blah…blah…blah…your neck and back is a mess. No shit scholar-I live with pain everyday.

    I scribbled this on my not pad, I call it “One was mine”

    I part the seas before me
    I see you that pleases me
    I whistle watch and wait
    for this day to trace another path
    from the sun to the moon and stars

    I prance laugh and intrance
    those who wash away my innocence
    never dressed me in their smart clothes
    for I stand naked to the masses
    I parade naked against their wind

    Now I wake to find no one near
    They have all left me in my stance
    my last chance my last dance.

    YOUR ONE TRUR FAN …LOL…You make me laugh Steve…

    Darrin K.

    • avatar
      bionicanna | 22 December 2010 at 12:40 pm #

      perhaps the delay has spared you from something harmful. and i am believing that the pain will become a distant memory.

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    Donna | 22 December 2010 at 12:55 am #


    Anyway – I heard you on the radio while I was driving to work. WRNX 100.9. Really good station, although every other song is by Coldplay (but that’s OK!) I looked up their playlist when I got to work, saw “Church – Under the Milky Way”, but for info on your band/CD they have “St. Paul’s Church Choir”. THAT made me mad!! I shot them an email…hopefully, they’ll correct it. The ignorance!! The audacity!!
    They should know you’re no choir boy!!

  12. avatar
    evilren | 22 December 2010 at 1:08 am #

    rock on Kilbey!

  13. avatar
    Lara | 22 December 2010 at 4:02 am #

    That lunar eclipse must have worked some mojo on Wolf.

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    Tanya | 22 December 2010 at 4:25 am #

    You may not have a head for numbers but, as usual, you have a head for words, play on words, breaking English and grammatical rules, hints of retrospective…so satisfying to read, think about, envision. You may find yourself doing it in a boat, if it doesn’t stop raining down there, huh?

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    plumlady | 22 December 2010 at 4:40 am #

    Wonderful solstice to those who celebrate! Under so much snow here in the midwest, I’ve been looking forward to longer days for a long long time. Still somewhat bedridden, the music of The Church has kept me sane even between the pain killers…that in itself has been a strange experience… the only altering substance I’ve accenuated the music with before weed. But either way, Steve’s music is so healing and makes me so happy.

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    Judy Miller | 22 December 2010 at 7:15 am #

    Fantastic performance at GPAC.You guys must be so proud to still perform at this level after 30 years. Thanks for the show and thanks for your wordiness Steve.Savant and renaissance Man

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 22 December 2010 at 9:28 am #


    So…you have me, and maybe many others, wondering what your Christmas plans are going to be. I hope you can spend some time with the angels and lovely lady in your life, even if its on the web, phone, or other technology. Or , maybe you plan on surprising them with an apperance. That would make all of their wishes come true. Those princesses must miss you dearly, as you do of all of them.
    I wish you the best in what ever you decide on doing. I hope your heart feels nice and warm with these coming days. God knows, we all could use some Christmas cheer.

    Darrin K.

    Happy and Safe Holidays to all !!!!!!

    I have not been feeling so well, the pain resulting from my cervical and lumbar deteriation has been at a pretty high level these past few days.

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      thetimebeing | 22 December 2010 at 12:35 pm #

      im sorry to hear of your lumbar pain. back pain is the worst pain
      i will be having a quiet christmas
      hoping to catch up on some work
      anyway merry chrimbo old son
      i hope you continue to find pleasure reading my stuff

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        BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 22 December 2010 at 4:37 pm #

        Thanks SK-

        Wouldnt wish this suffering on my worst enemy (well maybe just a tad bit to those old buggers from school…) I can only imagine how busy you are, but please-please-please try and find a minute here…a moment there to yourself…this coming from a far away friend who should and will listen to his own advice for a change.

        BY THE WAY … GB3 FUCKIN ROCKS (I know I have said this a million times, but hopefully it will get thru to those on the edge of grabbing hold of it)


        Love helping out…and promoting such wickedly fine new material, I am not blowing smoke here people…ITS FRIGGIN BRILLIANT !!!!

        A MASTERFUL PIECE OF SONIC HEAVEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Darrin K.

    • avatar
      Jonny Hollywood | 22 December 2010 at 6:06 pm #

      tear it all away, talkin’ bout the pain…

  18. avatar
    Cecilia | 22 December 2010 at 9:40 am #

    so rip open the sky and snort the clouds
    desgarra el cielo y resopla las nubes

    44 or 43 depends adonde you are.

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    bionicanna | 22 December 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    “my fingers pluck rapido at my bassoon held like bazooka”

    gotta see that!

    “one is the holiest number that you’ll ever do”

    holy / lonely. gonna remember to switch those words more often. enjoy the time with yourselves.

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    Jonny Hollywood | 22 December 2010 at 6:11 pm #


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    Starflower | 22 December 2010 at 8:15 pm #

    Love and healing to all who need it, want it. Absorb it like a sponge. Be quiet and receive. Know that you have it, tune into it, believe that it is there for you. Feel the presence of healing. It is available within you. Oh blessed one!
    Starflowers to you all.

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    lily was here | 23 December 2010 at 10:25 am #

    loved it dearly, wanted to be cocooned with you all and my family in that lovely old theatre forever. you shine the brightest when you are just yourself, bravo star xo

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