posted on June 30, 2008 at 2:21 am

voices whisper offstage
1 where is he?
2 how should i know, 1
1 ‘es s’posed to bloody be here
3 calm down there 1 …he’ll show up
2 sssshh you two…look there he is…!

the scene
a hotel entrance at night
a black cold sky pricked with lonesome stars
a man stands in the shadows of night
he stands in the wind and cold smoking something pungent
he carefully stubs it out and stands still in darkness
the wind blows his wispy hair this way and that
a medium sized man in everyway
dressed in scruffy clothes
totally unremarkable unless…

1 ..unless what?
2 unless you know ‘oo ‘e bloody well is…of course
1 well who the hell is he?
2 you know as well as i do who he bloody well is…
1 ‘e’s the time bein’
3 he’s the bloody mangy panther …thats what he is
1 yeah i can see the mangy part…
2 but thats not what…..
1 alright sshh its starting up

in the deserted lower entrance
just off the main street in a big city
6 lift shafts sing like a 1930s movie choir
the long cylindrical holes fill with wind
and like huge flutes they wail and coo
the man just stands there struck with wonder
this beautiful sound aching down the shudderin’ concrete
oh who woulda thought it?
and then
why not more musical architecture
domes of memories forever reverberating
the time being
(for it is he)
hits his plush sweet suite of rooms overlooking
the city and beyond it a great grey bay almost shipless
that day is over forever
singing in a red room
a cup of tea with old friends
baked veggies
a smoke a laugh a tear a fire
thirty nine storeys up watching the lights
do yoga

1 that eastern stuff bores my pants off
2 you cant have the being without his yoga malarkey
3 come off it 2…are you saying theyre inseparable
2 im just saying you know yoga
thats what whats responsible for his reversal..
1 what?
2 when he started to come good again cos of yoga..
3 no it was cos he stopped taking bloody ‘ard drugs!
1 i thought it was coz of his wife duckling dalton
2 i thought it was cos he started swimming again too…
1 who even bloody cares about this old hippy anyway ?
3 someone must…
2 ah hes alright….theres a lot worse….isnt there?
1 bloody hell i knew this blog wouldnt make any sense
3 the people dont wanna read this tripe
1 wheres the fountain of endless gossip ?
3 wheres the sneering jealous putdowns of the execs ?
1 wheres the self searching nervous true insights?
3 yeah…and the bold showing off sweeping statements
1 the faux-pas and the embarrassing rants…?
2 ssshh somethings about to happen

man ,room
types into a small white box like machine
it transmits his thoughts instantaneously to everywhere
he turns off the box
he stretches into a familiar pose
popol vuh begin to play
fade out

30 Responses to “all things to everyone”

  1. avatar
    craig1.618 | 30 June 2008 at 3:08 am #

    takes
    1
    to
    know
    1

  2. avatar
    kat | 30 June 2008 at 3:32 am #

    sounds like everything is right on course sk ;]=~~~

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 June 2008 at 5:39 am #

    im sick of these stinky boots….
    ill never wake up in a good mood again…

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 June 2008 at 6:33 am #

    well anon, dont shower in public

  5. avatar
    fantasticandy | 30 June 2008 at 6:39 am #

    there’s a strange musical synchcronicity beween us at times…
    i was listening to the ‘agguire: wrath of god’ soundtrack….
    were you istening to ‘hosanna mantra’?
    hey…
    steve?
    i changed my mind about the arias,
    brien’s right,
    you guys should be up there.
    but good on ya man for helping out yer pals!!!!!!
    you ‘n timbo have a blast!
    all the best,
    andy L.

  6. avatar
    cita | 30 June 2008 at 7:54 am #

    There is always something rather profound amongst your so called tripe. Evocative and stirring.I don’t know what it stirs up but it always adds a richer dimension to my day. The starry sky twinkles down on you.

  7. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 30 June 2008 at 8:17 am #

    hey you old hippie, i care and if you did not exist i 2 wood not exist so we are the fuckin’ shitzba like there’s no tomorrow…
    Ne iko

  8. avatar
    Lian | 30 June 2008 at 10:06 am #

    I LOVE you cause you are the truth! who has the courage to cut himself open like this?????!!!
    I love you cause of your beauty!
    I love you cause of the love inside you!
    I love you cause of your turest rampant ego!
    I love you most when you said
    your children have no bloody idea
    that how much you love them!
    I love you most
    when you cried for your dear friend
    I love you most
    when evevrybody says yes but you say no!
    I love you most
    when everybody is sleeping but you are awake
    if you are the night
    then I love the darkness
    if you are the diamond
    then i would be the rust
    to prove your gloriousness!
    shine on! your splenderous being!
    you naivest spirit!!
    until nobody’s listening
    until nobody’s seeing!
    but still
    grasses are listening
    clouds are listening
    cause your sounds are only divien
    I won’t see you through my earthly eyes
    I wish the same to everyone at here
    : if you listen
    listen to the truest thing

  9. avatar
    Lian | 30 June 2008 at 10:08 am #

    divine

  10. avatar
    iseult | 30 June 2008 at 10:10 am #

    4 it were the comments that did it

  11. avatar
    Lian | 30 June 2008 at 10:16 am #

    I LOVE YOU! THIS LOVE WILL NEVER CHANGE!

  12. avatar
    athanasiuspernath | 30 June 2008 at 11:23 am #

    it took a certain english-born australian in prague to turn on a german to buy records by a long forgotten german band able to play one chord while a million things are happening under the mantric-tantric one-chorder surface…echoeing, wailing, seagulling, pearling, growing to hellish proportions, then fading into a glassy beauty. i cannot decide…Einsjägermeister & Siebenjägermeister, Heart Of Glass, Hosianna…or the Tantric Songs…actually, everything is good. pre-ambient ambient, pre-world world music, post-christian pre-christian spirituality. when they threw away the moog, they became prophets of the past. thanks again for the hint! i was somehow scanning the church stuff for obvious PV influences, but all i found was a certain glassy quality in Trance Ending, the huge one-chord drone in Kings, some of Marty’s more seagull-ey guitar bits and if ya’d play Random Pan on half-speed and double volume, it might sound like a forgotten track off Coeur de Verre.

  13. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 30 June 2008 at 11:35 am #

    mu f#@^*!g internet keeps dropping out grrrrr…so i’m led to believe that the arias won’t be screened on ordinarly commercial tv, is this right…f#@^…
    a certain jaded cynicism tonight, i thought…
    nighty-night, all…

  14. avatar
    tevis clyde smith | 30 June 2008 at 11:42 am #

    It’s DOLORES Dalton, you cake-eaters!

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 June 2008 at 11:50 am #

    Ah think someones cooking a white bunny stew for you hunny

  16. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 30 June 2008 at 2:10 pm #

    The late Florian Fricke. God rest his talented soul and I also really dig the music of Edgar Froese. Have over 250 of his Cds.

  17. avatar
    matt davison | 30 June 2008 at 2:25 pm #

    you might be the truth…but where were you??

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 June 2008 at 2:45 pm #

    Brien, do you have any Dio in your collection? I heard Steve and Ploog had Holy Diver and Last In Line on repeat throughout the late 84 US tour and SK loves Holy Diver to this day.

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 June 2008 at 2:51 pm #

    That’s so absurd it qualifies as Dada gossip! 🙂

  20. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 30 June 2008 at 2:58 pm #

    Bruce Springsteen – what a guy! Went to see him in concert last night in Copenhagen. I’m not really into these big stadium concerts (I prefer fairly small concert venues), but because my girlfriend got offered two tickets, and since I did become a fan a couple of years ago – after dismissing him for years solely based on the horribly overblown song Born In The Usa (silly me!) -I have to admit I was looking forward to it, and damn, Bruce and the E Street Band really delivered the goods. I had a lump in my throat several times during the show – I found the experience that touching. The guy’s a rare talent. Very entertaining and soulful at the same time. AND he played one of my favourite Springsteen songs – Downbound Train – which he actually doesn’t perform that often. Great job, guys!

  21. avatar
    kill me now | 30 June 2008 at 4:00 pm #

    3 hours of car songs and on-beat snares…

  22. avatar
    davem | 30 June 2008 at 9:23 pm #

    But what did you do with the bits of aubergine in your baked veggies?
    Would they be a danger if thrown off the ledge 13 floors up?
    xx

  23. avatar
    knot | 30 June 2008 at 9:59 pm #

    instead people came to my house and spilled ouzo
    whilst nervously searching for true insights, no doubt.
    who will mop this ancient floor
    oh gee guess
    gravity
    sucks
    or is that
    a vacuum?

  24. avatar
    lily was here | 30 June 2008 at 10:02 pm #

    Voices whisper offstage tonite: “man, those Church guys were awesome”.

    “Yeah, that Powles guy just made it here in time too”

    Good luck, not that you two will need it. Enjoy the shindig.wow, wish i was there.
    xxx

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 June 2008 at 10:26 pm #

    You guys need to broadcast all the great music that that you guys are making….
    Its only right…
    Man.. I wish I could telepath
    So mangy….

    jr…….

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 June 2008 at 10:28 pm #

    you guys is so…mangy

    jr…

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 June 2008 at 11:27 pm #

    “Ogra smell Gelfling”;/ ;D 🙂 xo

  28. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 30 June 2008 at 11:28 pm #

    “the scene
    a hotel entrance at night
    a black cold sky pricked with lonesome stars
    a man stands in the shadows of night
    he stands in the wind and cold smoking something pungent
    he carefully stubs it out and stands still in darkness
    the wind blows his wispy hair this way and that
    a medium sized man in everyway
    dressed in scruffy clothes
    totally unremarkable unless…”

    I’ve seen you there. I’ve felt that cold air. There’s something sad and eloquent about these words you write. You’ve made me lonely and long for something intangible, unreachable, inexplicable. I want I want I want. Is there a way to stop this long, deep, bitter want?
    love you as always,
    denise
    xxoo

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 July 2008 at 1:19 am #

    Somethings been about to happen for 8 months – make it happen

  30. avatar
    Polydora | 1 July 2008 at 1:58 am #

    Did anyone see any tripe?

    Not I.

    eye?

    aye!

    oi! ahoy!

    No tripe here.

    good stuff… almost always in fact, time beinsky.


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