posted on August 4, 2010 at 8:46 pm

coal face

august the 4th yesterday now

a fine winters day in this southern hemisphere

woulda coulda shoulda

talk drive eat swim yoga think hope

computers gone glitchy

its writing out its own blogs now

life on the plateau

statistics figures facts

politicians vie for our votes

they are all jokes

they are all greedy little piggies noses in trough

the real heroes drive ambulances and fix the roads

the nurses and doctors

the plumbers and firemen

the people taking care of seniors and disabled

finishing off starlings record

go into rehearsal for musical/play next week

feeling weary feeling small

still doing yoga

still swimming

still behaving meself

my computer is really fucking up

it really is typing stuff on its own

i had a long sad heavy day today

maybe light at the end of the funnel, webb

need to have a long rest

everything is too intense

finished the day by visiting a friend in very bad shape and tragic

which re-broke my foolish heart all over again

tomorrow we will do one long session try n get starlings record wrapped up

lemme tellya its a beautiful thing

he sings like a melancholy lark

the songs no one but him could have written

the man himself has become a good friend to me

jesus i hope someone hears this lovely stuff

i’ll put some up on here when its all done

much love on all my readers

soon i guess we will unveil the premium stuff n tell ya what ya gonna get

it’ll be like able to download music i will be recording esp. for you

and vids n stuff too

hope to make it worth your while

and you get yer moneysworth

suggestions gratefully taken as to what ya want

and lots of new music still coming down the pipeline atcha

all my whatevers



15 Responses to “amplitude \\”

  1. avatar
    Michael P. | 5 August 2010 at 6:56 pm #

    Always look forward to your writings, ramblings, rantings, ravings…
    A saving grace for my daily toiling…
    With the ever-watchful eyes of The Time Being gazing down from their artful perch…
    Following wherever I go in the world of The Being.
    Thanks for “Being” Steve.

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    hellbound heart | 5 August 2010 at 9:12 pm #

    politicians vie for our votes….i’m fucked if i know who i’m gonna vote for… for starling’s record? bring it on!

    love always…..

  3. avatar
    Wilfred Paradise | 5 August 2010 at 9:42 pm #


    Would love the ability to download some of these records you speak so highly of. As for Margot Smith, her recordings are not on Itunes, so at a loss to hear some fo that. Seems this is something that can be healed.

    Wilfred P

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    Freddie | 5 August 2010 at 10:21 pm #

    Long sad heavy day …things can be that way sometimes. I reckon you have a lot of it going on right now. Hang in there and you’ll start to see the beauty in little things again. Yep, miracles are all around you.

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    redgrevillea | 5 August 2010 at 11:02 pm #

    Dear Steve, perhaps with the subscription you could include deals on prints, either individually purchased prints or two or more. I really like your artwork so I’m hoping to buy 2-3 sk prints to further adorn my little mortgage buster! I currently have the blue bird print and sk with guitar on the walls. Cheers!

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    Aperus | 6 August 2010 at 12:08 am #

    Hey Steve,

    I think it would be cool to hear works in progress with opportunity to offer opinions. Maybe there could be a song or two where the fans could suggest next steps or direction. Wouldn’t want to do that all the time – but as an experiment it could be interesting!

    Best wishes!

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    Cecilia | 6 August 2010 at 2:07 am #

    When you’re drowning, you don’t say ‘I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,’ you just scream.
    John Lennon

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    Ellen | 6 August 2010 at 2:35 am #

    Love back atcha, Steve. Music is ALWAYS welcome anytime!

    I hate politicians, too.

  9. avatar
    Tanya | 6 August 2010 at 2:49 am #

    Good words, important observations. After listening to your melodic voice convey your inner-most thoughts for many years(I’m now 45 – let’s not do the math)I look forward to “tuning-in” to your blog each day. So many of us would relish being able to express ourselves the way you do, instead fumble around with random thoughts not able to decipher them onto paper, or computer as you do. Thanks for validation regarding work with seniors – I was an activity director with seniors citizens for over 5 years. Leading sing-a-longs for them, singing the songs of thier youth. Instead of singing “The Old Gray Mare” with them, I should have taught them to sing “Under the Milky Way.” Well, maybe not. It would never be the same for me to hear the slaughter of a song by The Church.

  10. avatar
    Laurie Garrison | 6 August 2010 at 6:02 am #

    your image looks like a wood cut or linoleum cut work of art, but then you might have meant to do that! 🙂 Nice going

  11. avatar
    cazziem | 6 August 2010 at 6:35 am #

    Seems strange to read you describing winter when it’s supposedly summer here, but I think our summer weather’s been and gone!
    On days like the one you describe I tend to lose myself in your wonderful ‘Earthed’, but my favourite of your tracks is file under travel. I just LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE storms, so it would be great to hear something along those lines hear at

    Oh and the second half is on it’s way which you’ll understand very soon SK! 🙂

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    Lara | 6 August 2010 at 8:20 am #

    Hard to imagine a more premium SK, since you seem to be working pretty damn hard already. I’d prefer that you be able to take your time with your craft, rather than feel you’ve got to get stuff online before you’re done with it. But, whatever, you’ll work out what to do.

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    Ray | 6 August 2010 at 8:49 am #

    Agreed on real heroes. My Dad’s a pediatrician, years and years of keeping kids healthy and calming worried Mom’s nerves. I’m practicing some songs to bring to a local elder facility. Just for some singing. I figured I’d learn some stuff from the 30’s, Bing Crosby Paper Moon, etc., but my Dad reminded me that elders now would know tunes by the Beatles! I’ve got this super basic yamaha synth with a mode that let’s me play full chordal accompanyment by pressing one or two keys. Just found a ’64 Beatles songbook in a used bookstore. Easy to read the chords and play ‘live karaoke’. Anyways, was thinking a musician can always just walk over to a school, homeless, elder, or disabled center and get a sing-a-long going for an hour. Been enjoying your website, fun videos and great paintings!

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    andy | 6 August 2010 at 9:16 am #

    so many people slag off ‘file under travel’, yet like you, i think it’s one of the best tone poems ever!
    in fact wev’e just ripped the whole idea off in a thing called ‘escape velocity’.
    i love steve’s more adventurous stuff…glad you do too!

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 6 August 2010 at 9:21 am #

    UUUGGGHHHH !!!!!
    Just the talk of winter makes me ill and cold. Premium stuff ehh ?? Anything that you dole out is premium. Just a question: when the church finished AENT and some songs were left from the session, i imagine quite a few made it on Tim’s excellent-ly produced Parallel Universe (B-sides)….Did “Twin Star” ever have a real chance of making it on AENT, if so…who fought the hardest for that track??? I bet it was Marty. That song is so friggin great !!! The atmosphere that song paints is non-descriptive. Simple lyrics with power driven chords-very intense song and HIGHLY underrated as one of the bands best…that few have ever heard.

    Chicago (summer days of warmth)

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