posted on October 2, 2007 at 8:49 am

on the prehistoric outside
blacksky filled w/insects
a jim morrison night
naked chicks in blue swimming pools
motorbikes roar out there searching
i drink absinthe n i smoke jazz cigarettes
i stumble on a party
i fumble with the keys
we light a bonfire on the deserted beach
the sparks race upwards to the southern stars
i kick stones in the crowded empty street
i jump on a harley and race down sea street towards the horizon
the streetlights have been smashed by moths
fruit bats collecting in an upside down world
i decelerate as i interpenetrate nirvana beach liquor
accidentally off kilter
fairy bombed
now im riding a board
hanging ten like only a bleached blasted poet can
my beard nestles against my face
the wind sings through my earrings
my wispy thin hair is clinging lingeringly
i go sailing over a crest into the darkness of a deep trough
the palm trees are still nodding at me
wow i remember i got to get home
running up my steps outta head
gosh when how thats ok alright then
the music plays so nattily i guess
children in beddybyes
wife in the bath
fish in the tank
books on the shelf
knives in the draw
voices in the ether
fingers in my skull

38 Responses to “bondi by night”

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    Anonymous | 2 October 2007 at 9:38 am #



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    Anonymous | 2 October 2007 at 10:09 am #

    a very evocative blog today…can just see the sparks melding with the stars…
    love always
    -The Hellbound Heart

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    Anonymous | 2 October 2007 at 11:00 am #

    THAT’s not about Heyday…

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    Anonymous | 2 October 2007 at 11:08 am #

    Good evening to you, monsiuer.


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    Daberhasher | 2 October 2007 at 11:09 am #


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    veleska1970 | 2 October 2007 at 11:11 am #

    mmm…bondi has more excitement going on in the evenings than where i live.

    “nirvana beach liquor”~~may i have some of that?

    i’m glad you had a good evening, steve. sleep well.

    lotza love…..

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    persephone2u | 2 October 2007 at 11:17 am #

    Absinthe always makes everything seem so lovely.

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    ....the clouds. | 2 October 2007 at 11:32 am #

    a bit fragile…probably a hangover..but sounds as though you’d be having a lovely night SK! xI think I’d like to try one of those Fairybombs.Can ya pass me one?

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    Anonymous | 2 October 2007 at 11:47 am #

    Oooh, sexy sk riding a harley and a wave…scrummy!!
    Love Amanda

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    Anonymous | 2 October 2007 at 12:05 pm #

    you can never under estimate the soothing power of a big warm bath…my house doesn’t have has everything else i could ever wish for,but no damned bath tub..oh,i can but dream******

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    Anonymous | 2 October 2007 at 12:09 pm #

    more freaky conclusions anyone. c’mon sk, i love that stuff.
    artifacts….new stuf too. can’t wait. what’s up w/canada?


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    gorgeously | 2 October 2007 at 12:34 pm #

    this night is softly softly toasted…a slight,slow giggle..a gentle,subtle wiggle…waving to this sky..jazzz in the long bath…curls of fluid in motion..sweet charged fairybombs…lovely one….x

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    Anonymous | 2 October 2007 at 1:24 pm #

    FYI all…

    Nirvana Beach Liquor is a real shop down in Bondi.

    It’s near Paradise Mufflers and round the corner from Cloud Nine Noodles.




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    CSTCoach | 2 October 2007 at 1:55 pm #

    love this sorta thing, the imagery, the scene being set, but something hovering around the edges that isn’t… quite… ordinary.

    off to europa tomorrow killa, for a couple seminars and a little wandering. hope to read the blog every few days from the road – will catch up when i can. stay well.

    take care all fiendss 🙂


  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 October 2007 at 2:21 pm #

    good night! and have a sunny Wednesday morning.


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    Brien Comerford | 2 October 2007 at 2:39 pm #

    Another mystifing and harrowing blog. I’m glad those fish in Sk’s home are some of the safest fishes in the world.

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 October 2007 at 2:50 pm #

    Identify the quotation:

    “This time next year you’ll be a star…or at least a starfish”

    Summat like that anyway.

  18. avatar
    Candy | 2 October 2007 at 2:54 pm #

    ginger zings wrapped in the finest dark chocolate. dream of sweet toffee apple. the sweetness may make you crazy,the apple is for nurture deliciously nourishing dreams xo

  19. avatar
    Cee | 2 October 2007 at 3:20 pm #

    …you’re our constant vibration…

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    Anonymous | 2 October 2007 at 3:35 pm #

    envisage the most beautiful “good night”,with peace in your soul,feel it…love…./the etherial kitten

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    Anonymous | 2 October 2007 at 7:42 pm #

    morning Moses,on the Malibu!what key do your earrings whistle in?I can humvstle{that’s humming,and whistling at the same time}in thousands of different languages.How bout your goodself? Thank you for the 2 blogs in one day..twill be a point of focus for me quite booked today{happily,the school hols is always a slow time}…have a beautiful day Steve…love,as always,Miss Gen xxxxx

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    davem | 2 October 2007 at 9:08 pm #

    Feeling bombed myself.
    I seem out of synch with TTB timings. I seem to turn away for a second and you’ve posted twice. Then I stare at TTB for hours and it’s the same blog for two days. The only conclusion I can draw is that I need to drink less red wine. I’m going to bloody bed.

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    restaurant mark | 2 October 2007 at 9:11 pm #

    it played out like a short film in my head…great writing as usual steve…thanks for your time. i’ve barely had enough to keep up this week.
    take care everyone


    by the way steve, have you gone to just checked it out a few weeks ago…good place to find new music. you type in an artist you like and it will pull up songs by other bands that it finds to be somewhat similar. so of course i typed in the church…and it said looking for bands with a rock foundation, minor chord tonality, and subdued vocals…or something along those lines…anyway…one of my favorites, doves, black rebel motorcycle club, innaway (opened for bjm…great band, if you haven’t heard them), and a bunch of others came up. some way off base…but some good stuff too…a band called marjorie fair who i had never heard of. but anyway…enough babbling. have a great day man.

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    Leelinau | 2 October 2007 at 9:31 pm #

    good to the last drop


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    don joe | 2 October 2007 at 9:43 pm #

    Nice Steve, nice… It’s good to be back to be distracted again from the turgid miasma ofexistence…well. It’s not that bad!! But you speak sooth in your blog and to read it is to forget for a while and to transpire into a nether world where one is free to roam the byways of one’s imagination as scripted by yourself but I get to add the illumination….is it ever to late to start following one’s dreams….to start to reach for the stars in effort to obtain the one that is rightfully yours…Today I think I’ll ask that question and find a solution as the counter intention is reeking havoc on my mind…think I’ll catch up on what i’ve missed recently so as to forget..

    Yours with good intentions

    don joe

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    Anonymous | 2 October 2007 at 10:58 pm #

    Hi sk, how’s the bleached blasted poet feeling today?
    I miss you, when are those Church dates in Dec????
    Have a beautiful Bondi by day sk.
    Love Amanda

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 October 2007 at 11:10 pm #

    I Love you ! x

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    Anonymous | 2 October 2007 at 11:37 pm #

    Hey SK, FYI, did you know Happy Highs in Newtown have little bottles of pure Thujone, the active ingredient in wormwood. With this stuff you can cut out the Absinthe middleman and make your own dreamy elixir. I haven’t tried it yet but it’s worth a look. I’ll give it a review, see if the absinthe mystique and romance is needed along with the thujone. PV

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    Anonymous | 3 October 2007 at 1:11 am #

    Nice really perceived night in Bondi
    big smiles on your excursion
    do you have to wear a wet suit?
    how fridgied is the surf there?
    The channel here attracts sharks,
    20 footers taking gashes of surfers @ 1/mo. avg.
    A Senseless Happy pic: airborne shark
    seen below the Golden Gate
    which is below Wolf Back Ridge
    genius loci, a phenomenal vantage to SF
    I avoid those teeth surf and shore
    I’m not much on the biz either

    Harleys swarm like wasps sometimes
    topped with Hell’s Angel’s
    hey, I’m cool so don’t buzz me

    Paul Lightfoot, enjoy your adrenaline rush! Ima gonna fine tune you!


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    some girls can't wander by mistake | 3 October 2007 at 1:34 am #

    do we really have to wait til December to see you guys again?{sigh!} x :-() 🙂 🙁

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    Jason | 3 October 2007 at 1:42 am #

    Those palm trees never nod at me.
    The night is still young(very sawft?) in southern ca.

    we shall see,

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    timf | 3 October 2007 at 2:03 am #

    Sounds like
    bondi is pretty swingin’ with your green fairies and jazz…

    Just found my new favorite song…”Guaranteed” from Vedder’s soundtrack to the sean penn flick. Over two mintues of silence a la john cage in the middle of the song.

    Sorry dude, it came on and i heard it for the first time as i write this. I was blown away.

    go easy on that stuff your not as old as you once were mr. being.

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    JJ | 3 October 2007 at 2:33 am #

    Wonderful blog today, ArchDruide. I smiled while I imbibed the words; evocative images. The green, glowing absinthe, could smell the jazz (ummm..), and hear your Harley pipes call out down the streets.

    Thank you.

    P.S. – new brand of The Green Fairy from spooky makeup king and model for mismatched contact lenses:
    Could we get a TB Absinthe in the future?

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 October 2007 at 3:14 am #

    There’s a place I like to go…It’s called my mind….I walked in there a while ago,and now I’m going out of it!,n peace xo

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    Anonymous | 3 October 2007 at 3:17 am #

    p.s. .esp..jazz too! I need the real jazz tonight!

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    Anonymous | 3 October 2007 at 4:56 am #

    David Cassidy? Is this you??

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    REALLY? | 3 October 2007 at 9:14 am #

    oh,wow…i bet it was real SK! real as the future is curling the rip of mercury’s’s harley ever bording,with you n this blog..I hate silence.I love music.. jazzzs

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    so pure n clean,but I like my jazzz | 3 October 2007 at 11:54 pm #

    have you ever noticed..that with time,the goth in “one” mellows to a 25th century hippy? now that’s what I call magic SK!Your creativity is quite simply embedded in your heart,as it always has been,and always will be.I have mellowed in my age,as well.what used to last me a week,now will last me a month…am bathed in beauty,thank you! x

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