posted on November 29, 2006 at 4:49 am

im sitting upstairs in an office
above the studio
oh yeah
it wassa late night n an early start
for this fellow here
writing this to you
wherever n whoever you are
thank you for donations all you donors
for the rest of ya….
yeah you
nah im just kidding
we’re in here working on whatisname
yeah that one i told ya bout befour
the weather is blustery
this morning bondi was enveloped in a thick fog
that suddenly was burned away by a scorching sun
a clear blue sky appeared
then just as suddenly
the fog rolled back in again
now its windy n wild
been doing some singing
playing a little bass
generally carrying on
if you know what i mean…
and how could you?
and then,
why not?
type type type go my finglers
my thrumbs never type
my stereo types
your my type baybee
and im writing this blog to you
n i hope it gets through
i really do
scarlet likes the song moon river
when i sing it she joins in and flashes her eyes
ive been trying to figure out how she flashes her eyes
none of my other kids nor me nor nk have flashed their eyes
what is it exactly?
its like for a split second her whole absolute attention
is focussed on you
and the flash says im with you
i understand
i know what these lyrics mean…
all in that one little almost imperceptible flash
ive seen annie lennox do it…
i guess only females can get away with it successfully
it cant be overdone either
scarlet does it effortlessly
she doesnt think oh im gonna flash my eyes in a minute
if youre thinkin’ about it
or tryin’ to do it
you already failed childe
but if you got it
that look can conquer empires
im sure olde cleo-patchra
had some tricks up her sleeve, steeve
those olde latino generals
caeser sees her
caesar salad
antony sees her
antony dont seize her! caesar!
caesar will mark antony
oh mighty caesar we have laid waste gaul
and we await your bidding
the emperor of the republic and the kingdom
dont bring me white tigers balls
or the tongues of hummingbirds
neither do i crave alligator leather
or ostrich meat…
i need tickets to the churchy space cake
vegetarian xmas knees up + schpeshal grests
at the basement sydney 23rd dec
its gonna be a space rock singalong earspitting racket
perfect for calibrating yooltyde
and being mary during the knackativity
or whatever you choose
christmas with the olde time being this year
you wont be lonely wherever you are
olde scrooge yeblik is gonna get a visit
from the spirit of xmas yet to come
+ the twillies
+ the doodles
+ the bumper
a joyous watchalong scmaltzy seasonal baloney-fest
from the gang who gave ya christmas at easter
and christmas on the moon
hey i gotta go n work now
can i have an early bird mark?
and what of the early worm?
if he should turn
turn out to be
a tiny

37 Responses to “an automatic charge on yer mind”

  1. avatar
    Chris Kan | 29 November 2006 at 4:54 am #

    Nothing to say today but

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 November 2006 at 5:21 am #

    oh hh to be sung to by you
    lucky scarlet
    no wonder she’s flashing her eyes
    she’s only human

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 November 2006 at 5:37 am #

    hey budski

    I hear you make a great santa…
    enjoy the studio sessions.



  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 November 2006 at 5:42 am #

    Hey Steve,

    Met u in Brissie before your gig last month, told u about my two (15/11/99)

    Mine were enraptured about synchronicity. Can u email me please (

  5. avatar
    captainmission | 29 November 2006 at 5:46 am #

    hey man brilliant shows mwp vs sk and the winner is…..the audience. my jaws ached from laughter and my spirit revived by some amazing music, so good to hear ‘keeker’ again, i love that song…

    regarding the wind / ambient sounds for the forthcoming shows, have a look in garageband that comes with your mac, pull up the loop window and click textures, there’s a number of very intresting space rock loops. If thats not workin for ya try a midi keyboard and
    use the software instuments, specifically the syths. if thats not working i’ll send you an expansion pack you can use with some old sexy analogue sounds.

  6. avatar
    ambnt1 | 29 November 2006 at 5:55 am #


    Can you rename this blog “El Commento Descuidado”??? Just wondering. P.S. Email me, too, dude! We can rap ’bout Oophoi and ambient space drone. Know how much you luv the e(vil)-mail!

    –Chris ( aka Big Bux Donator to TB Honesty Box

    n.p. Alio Die/Jack or Jive, “Mei-Jyu” (organic ambient drones meets slightly out-of-tune Japanese female vocalist)

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 November 2006 at 6:00 am #

    Another brilliant show last night..those red bulls do bring out the complete extrovert in you..The theatrics are going to a new level and so many surprises in the set..Disappear, Monday Morning,.. Time to hit the PayPal button again

  8. avatar
    cita | 29 November 2006 at 8:16 am #

    That fleeting flashing is pure magic.

    The idea of it made me think about the ‘in love’ state of being.

  9. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 29 November 2006 at 8:37 am #

    “but if you got it
    that look can conquer empires”

    indeed, my friend, indeed
    such seminal, ephemeral moments
    are what this artist chases after
    eternity captured in a flash

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 November 2006 at 8:41 am #

    i keep a list od ==everything i want to say…
    but can’t remember for the lifew oz me…

    so ya, ya, ay… another annonommouse post…
    but you know who it be,

    everyone and no one, just the way it should be…
    so remember me, i mean forget me.

    i’m trying so hard not to correct what i type.

  11. avatar
    kat | 29 November 2006 at 9:05 am #

    carry on 😉

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 November 2006 at 9:06 am #

    Careful with that blow-dryer, Olga…

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 November 2006 at 9:22 am #

    Careful? Damb. Boys near oxydental…

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 November 2006 at 9:23 am #


    email me your po box to

    so i am no longer a freeloader,


  15. avatar
    dig | 29 November 2006 at 9:29 am #

    ok yeah, I am freeloading, but I just finished uni and well… looking for a job so……I’II back pay from now lol. I owe everyone, my folks, my friends, the banks, the blogs my future three wives, even the debt collectors have sent me an invoice for their debt collectors collectors.
    As Dylan Moran said “I ain’t got nothin and there takin that away too”

  16. avatar
    dig | 29 November 2006 at 9:32 am #

    even my spelling.
    I meant *they’re

  17. avatar
    cleo | 29 November 2006 at 9:35 am #

    stevo email me and I’ll send you a little something from the afterlife

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 November 2006 at 9:52 am #

    Well baby sk must take after daddy sk, cos whenever those baby blues flash my way, I can tell you it’s a “melt at the knees” kinda thing, and I’m sure I’m not the only one that’s felt it, that’s for sure!!

    Love you always,
    Ms Printzi

  19. avatar
    lily | 29 November 2006 at 9:55 am #

    Ah, Scarlet sounds like a woman of good taste already. Who wouldn’t love a huckleberry friends such as yourself serenading them?

  20. avatar
    post ecstatic... | 29 November 2006 at 9:55 am #

    I therefore ta equal it, share sweet friend is exceed my worth.
    thy di kingdom with come gaveston, and worth gifts. and my dada is deceased, man. thy dearest friend.
    my receive my lord, these titles far king and lord of yahso create thee lord far above my

  21. avatar
    The Carrier of Fruit | 29 November 2006 at 10:56 am #

    hey working man, slow down! yer making the rest of us look bad.

    I heard/read the Sando has been ‘electric’ the last 2 weeks. I haven’t been there since the Wet Taxis had the Monday night residency.

    Good to hear the gigs have been goin down well.

  22. avatar
    veleska1970 | 29 November 2006 at 12:03 pm #

    sounds like you’re having the same crazy weather we’re having.

    awwwww…..scarlet!! that flash in her eyes is love and adoration for daddy, don’t you know? 🙂

    so tell us more about december 23rd.

  23. avatar
    Samosanx | 29 November 2006 at 12:05 pm #

    you knew Grant loved Moon River didn’t you? ” I still remember, the night you played moon river, the way the monlight fell, like a bracelet on your wrist…”
    I’m off to Brisy to the GOB’s homage…wish you were playing….

    the carrier of fruit – where’s ya rock’n’roll legs? wet taxis was ages ago! (unless…)

  24. avatar
    Daberhasher | 29 November 2006 at 1:14 pm #

    there was a fog from Madawaska
    that cried out for warmth if you asked her
    Bondi, i wheezed
    is quite the bee’s knees
    and i’ve never seen a fog leave any faster…

    sweet honey from the space rock today…

    fell deep into my little Astrid’s eyes last night,
    singing the polka dot song…
    that’s THE connection right there…

    i always steer Moon River into a Christmas carol
    whenever i sing it…

    foggee w/ freezing reindeer, maybees no…

  25. avatar
    nickfiction | 29 November 2006 at 1:33 pm #

    looking forward to he new album/ i bet it’s pesky recording all these songs acoustically…… there can’t be much room for error. If it were electric guitars you could just smash them over one another and hide the mistakes….but acoustic … a different story

  26. avatar
    restaurant mark | 29 November 2006 at 1:56 pm #

    the snake better be tiny, tiny or the bird is screwed!
    so what’s going on the 23rd???
    oh yeah, almost forgot…got my back with two beasts cd and my magnetic strip tour poster over the weekend. love the cd…pantechnicon and ionian blues are my favorites at the moment. the poster, i took it to the art gallery i work at and put a mat and frame on it. looks great! hanging above my bass rig in my studio.
    take care man

  27. avatar
    John Garratt | 29 November 2006 at 2:19 pm #

    Hey dig,

    Don’t worry about it. I’ve seen worse spelling errors on my local news channel.


    ps – I am now 29. It feels lots like 28.

  28. avatar
    CSTCoach | 29 November 2006 at 3:09 pm #

    looking fwd to the new album!!! 🙂


  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 November 2006 at 4:19 pm #

    hi steve,
    i’ve been too busy “organizing” stuff lately around europe, and did not have the chance to make donation. but finally i could do it, and read your blog as well (without guilt!).
    glad the blog continues. i cant wait to read the april entries, if things go according to plan. is scarlet walking now? our little girl is a great walker, but terrible talker. Guess she is confused with all the languages still…
    take care.

  30. avatar
    Anthony | 29 November 2006 at 4:23 pm #

    hey steve,

    i beg to differ only females can get away with flashing their eyes… asher does the same thing as baby bumber. he melts everyone who experiences it. his is followed by a huge 2-toothed grin and a shy turning away of his head. it truly is one of those things that seems as if he knows exactly what’s going on.

    so last night we were having pizza at a local pizza parlor after thomas’ (our 7 year old) basketball practice. there was a man and his 3 or 4 year old son next to us and his son’s name was kilbey. i asked him where the name came from as i’d never heard it anywhere else (except on the church mailing list and, as you know from your conversation with olivia, our lovely and sweet springer spaniel, kilbey). he said it was an old family name and his son was the 5th. then an older grandfather type approached our table and asked about asher’s name. he said he had a 3 year old grandson named asher and wanted to know where we got the name as he’d never met another. i got asher’s name while flipping through a beatles book… paul’s early girlfriend jane asher. the grandfather’s grandson was named after asher in the bible. weird night with names.

    maybe one day baby basher and baby bumper will meet and fall in love and have beautiful flashing eyed babies… wow!

    my best,

  31. avatar
    Noel Christian | 29 November 2006 at 5:24 pm #

    I’m afraid my children have heard ‘Moon River’ too many times now. It sets them running!

    ‘course I still love it. The transition from the C7/G to Fm is magic.

  32. avatar
    davem | 29 November 2006 at 7:07 pm #

    Moon River on El Mo 2?
    Funny and touching again today SK. Thanks.
    Looking forward to hearing the new stuff you’re recording. Also awaiting my Church Merch xmas delivery……C’mon Mr.Postman. Ya gotta wait a minute, wait a 28 days…..

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 November 2006 at 8:15 pm #

    S, spoke too soon, it’s freezing here today (on my birthday yet) and the wind is lashing us.

    miss grove

  34. avatar
    Renee | 29 November 2006 at 9:01 pm #

    you need to make a christmas album!!!

    sorry, i love this time of year!!
    not for any other reason than the music, i just love the classic christmas songs from nat king cole, johnny mathis,frank sinatra, bing crosby, andy williams
    our house growing up was always full of music, surely you play christmas music in your house, right?

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 November 2006 at 9:20 pm #

    Hi Steve
    Nothing to do with your blogge but have you checked out this band called Mercy Arms.I was in the car listening to triple j this morning and i thought the Church had put out a new song(until the guy stsrted singing) I think you should be getting paid royalties.You can check it out on Triple j’s webpage they are the band of the day,have a read and a listen

  36. avatar
    isolde | 29 November 2006 at 9:42 pm #

    happy birthday dear general catz have a great day

  37. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 30 November 2006 at 12:27 am #


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