posted on October 16, 2006 at 8:46 pm

cloudy cloudy morning, fiendss
up early meditating
today is scarlets 1st birthday
aurora is up nice n early
asking if scarlet can open her one present….now!?
yesterday morning a madman drove into the driveway
he screamed abuse at me
he was livid and high or jonesing from some evil drug
dont fucking look at me he screaming
im gonna kill you he screaming
nk comes out whats going on
uh honey theres a crack crazed lunatic in the driveway
screaming out blue murder….
lets just go in the house, ok?
the madman and his moll
scream down the drive into the back of the house
the lunatic jumps out
totters around awkwardly
like a man just learning to walk
then he pees all over the garbage bins
hes screaming at the woman all the time
she jumps out horror of horrors
dressed only in a grimy white towel
squats down n has a piss as well
i ring up the cops
get the cars number says copper
nk runs out n notes down numberplate
lunatic furious by now to point of comedic saturation
john cleese could have learned a thing or 2..
loony screams hes gonna come back n kill my missus now
sheesh! for takin’ down his numberplate…?
what does he do to the people he really hates?
then he throttles his car down the narrow street
in a blaze of foul blue smoke n buggered mufflersound
the whole episode took maybe 5 minutes
from woe to go
fucking ruined my entire day!
all day everytime i saw a maroon sedan
i got all jumpy
i cant get the sight of this characters ugly screaming head
out of my sensitive mind
anyway
im trying to reorient my bloggs back to early morning again
which is why this came so hot on heels of last
be nice to have a sauna today anyway….its that kinda weather,heather
scarlet wasnt very interested in opening her gift
everybody else liked her new dresses
but scarlet aint particularly fussed
one way or the other
shes rolling around and clapping her hands
i think she looks a little like a young liz taylor
(i mean, very young!)
she looks very english thats for sure
shes pretty nice too
for a baby that is
and now baby, its high time
we were gone
anyway
to the man in the maroon sedan
n the girl in the towel
n all the other crazy n loaded idiots
to the boys in the kremlin n pentagon
to the guys who cut down the forests
and the oilslick captains
seal-clubbers
dolphin-killers
stoned tank drivers listnin to megadeth
bent cops
crooked politicians
wife beaters
etc etc
thanks guys
you really made my day!
love
yeb-lick!

64 Responses to “can ya see a panacea?”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 October 2006 at 10:03 pm #

    I don’t really know what to say…
    make sure the cops to follow it up but then just try to put the whole thing out of your mind. Don’t waste any more mental energy on it… and buy a dog, a big dog!

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    the dean | 16 October 2006 at 10:22 pm #

    Do the cops ever get back to you on stuff like this? “oh yeah psychotic ice nut, drove off the gap” or do they leave you hanging?

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    syrinx | 16 October 2006 at 10:29 pm #

    Lawd….

    Happy Birthday to Miss Scarlet. Her antics are golden on this blog. 🙂

    I have a neice the same age give or take a couple weeks and her nickname is “Bruise.” Short for “Bruiser,” as she is like a bull in a china shop. She has stop, go, and no speed in between. If she cannot run headfirst into it, it does not exist. Good thing she has that thick Irish skull.

    Don’t folk like you came across today make you say to yourself, “Wow…I’m doing just FINE, come to think of it!” ??

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    Anonymous | 16 October 2006 at 10:35 pm #

    My dad was also threatened on pain of death, but this dude was a meth head standing in front of our house. Events like these, unfortunately, no longer surprise me. Like when the news reporter asks the neighbor next door if he thought his neighbor was capable of violence and they always say “This is just so shocking. I would have never believed it!” These people must be naive or they’ve never been subjected to these people. I wish I was naive again…

    S.H.

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    Anonymous | 16 October 2006 at 11:11 pm #

    oooohhhh..

    I hate that nut-job in the driveway scenario.

    We had some hopped up dude climb up the side of our block of units once trying to get in. I could see him outside hanging on to the window frames, trying to push the sash windows up. He ran away laughing after not being able to gain access. No point trying to take these people on either as they are operating in an alternate reality.
    Then the guy was sitting on the fence opposite our house when I came out with the kids the next day. He was smiling and calling out to my daughter (3 at the time) to cross the road to talk to him.

    Fucking scary dude.

    The police will not tell you what’s going on even if you call them. They can’t because of privacy laws. They did say that it seemed he was ‘systematically targeting our block’ though, which made me feel a lot better! The whole deal was pretty jarring.

    He just dissappeared eventually. Hope you don’t see your phsyco dude again either.

    B.Safe

    B.Bon

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    ambnt1 | 16 October 2006 at 11:15 pm #

    Steven,

    What a horror story. I know what you mean about ruining your day. Some idiot recently started banging on my car (with me in it) as he claimed I drove into a crosswalk and almost hit him. Guy started screaming at me when I questioned why he pummelled my car. Then he says he’s an attorney, took my license plate down, and threatened I was gonna get a visit from the cops that night! I thought the guy’s head was gonna explode he was so steamed. It ruined my night. The threat of violence scares me, I don’t like to be anywhere near it.

    You know what these guys need? A good dose of OOPHOI.

    –Chris

    n.p. Lowlife, “San Antorium”

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    CeciliaGin | 16 October 2006 at 11:27 pm #

    I’m such a narc when it comes to this stuff, I’m on the phone immediately with the coppers and taking pictures of the offenders, privacy my arse!!

    On a happier note:
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCARLET STARLET, you go on rolling around and clapping your hands, baybee, someone has to!

    Your auntie Cee
    xox

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    arcturus | 16 October 2006 at 11:34 pm #

    hey steve,
    wow,thats some crazy stuff!strangly i’ve seen some extreme human behavior in the last couple of years myself.it seems that there are more people in this world that are out of harmony out of balance and just about ready to sabotage everything and anything that comes there way!its very kinda like the sign o the times,and i believe it is challenging,i believe people act out from a place of pain,so the idea is to help heal that place of pain.only if they ask to be healed,because again we are only responsable for how we react to what life shows and we can not change human nature.when it shows up on yer door step well… thats entirely a different story.happy birthday little scarlett!!with love and peace of mind

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    mandn | 16 October 2006 at 11:42 pm #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCARLET!

    oh 1st birthdays are a joy no matter what idiot comes to town.

    don’t you worry Orpheus, silly man and betoweled girl won’t bother you.
    Get back to celebrating and remembering what’s important. 🙂
    Birthday cake! that’s right it’s all about the cake.

    You know I have another friend who’s daughter’s name is Scarlet.
    All golden curls and smiles. What a delight.

    I wish you all the best and a happy happy day.

    xo
    Mary

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    veleska1970 | 16 October 2006 at 11:44 pm #

    i wonder if these people knew who you were? was your house the only one they unleashed their rampage on?

    weird.

    unbalanced souls are everywhere, unfortunately.

    but, a very very happy first to scarlet, anyway. thank goodness she’s not old enough to be able to remember such a terrifying event. ah, the blissful ignorance of youth. she doesn’t remember the event, and she also is unaware of her beautiful new dresses, too.

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    Anonymous | 16 October 2006 at 11:48 pm #

    SK,

    No pissing or ranting but a suspicious car outside my home once i just had a feeling,got me calling the police gave the number plate and the reply from the police “that’s significant” Click he hung up,he fucking hung up left me hanging ‘why was it significant?’
    10 minutes later about ten police cars roaming around our street like maniac’s looking for the car
    and i’m thinking holy shit it must have been’significant’ but what pissed me of is i will never know why!

    DR

  12. avatar
    Wil-O | 17 October 2006 at 12:29 am #

    hey Kil-O

    Birthday hugs for baby bumper. It’s my g/f’s b’day today too, so hugs for Camilla.

    MWP has some mp3s for your listening pleasure – make sure he shares.

    X

  13. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 17 October 2006 at 12:45 am #

    just wanted to say, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCARLET!!! hope me will get to meet you one day…
    mjnjr

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    Anonymous | 17 October 2006 at 12:50 am #

    Hi Steve,

    fuck ’em. It’s OK to be a looney or drug fucker (or both) but pissin’ in your yard just ain’t on.

    I agree with Aunt Cee – privacy my arse! Photgraph them, note down the number plates, do whatever you have to do.

    Some things are supposed to separate homosapiens from the apes like not pissin’ in your neighbours yard. (their knuckles weren’t dragging on the ground were they?).

    The bit about the woman in the towel and her behaviour was just gross. Wonder what she would think about it when she straightens out. Pretty bloody ordinary the whole thing I reckon.

    Doubt that you’ll see them again.

    Love to your daughter

    Celticat

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    stealthblue | 17 October 2006 at 1:02 am #

    Steve-o,
    -Happy Birthday to your baby!

    -Glad the tour went well and now you can do what ever it is you do after tours, enjoy family, paint, oceanize, etc…til the next dealio, right?

    -Regarding two days ago…here’s to ” the good stuff!” Lots o’ good music…CHEERS! I think your dad was right about marrying (or just “being” with)someone who loves, or at least appreciates music…if that is what you are into of course. Personally, I don’t care how “hot” a woman is, if she didn’t love music (and preferrably good music) I couldn’t hang with her. I am very lucky in that my wifey digs most of the music I do. She at least knows how to humour me when I get all misty-eyed talking about how important a song’s lyric is or just music in general. She doesn’t quite have my passion, but she enjoys listening to some great music, including one SK and his fine groop.:) ALSO, she loves MY songs, as in the ones from my soul. I heard her singing one of my tunes about two years ago and I just knew we would be married. I think that music is only part of the amount of support I get from her, and that is what your dad must have meant…it is important to have at least some similar interests. Heck, we even like to cook together, though I could never top her gourmet quality.

    -Regarding today…fucking scary, man. Watch out for this nutjob. We have no idea what the hell wires were crossed in some people’s burnt-out,tweaked little minds. Hell, get those coppers to drive up and down every half hour or something if you are even slightly worried about him coming around again. he might seriously “think” that you are some other individual altogether and has you marked. I don’t trust shit like that. Back in Tucson, I had sort of a similar situation and it turns out the dude was out-of-his-gourde livid about some bad deal and TOTALLY thought I was his man. I was not of course, but there was no convincing him while he was this high. I only saw his shit box car cruise by a few times, but you better believe I had a patrol car hanging close just incase he tried anything. I know exactly what you meant by “being on edge” everytime you think you saw that car again…adrenaline kicking in, paranoia. Not fun, because you really just don’t know. That is how a lot of shit goes down, from mistaken identity. That was almost 15 years ago, but I have to say that woke my ass right up as to how truely crazy some people can be and I don’t take threats like that lightly, know what I mean? I am sure you know all this, but I just wanted to share that with you…Protect yourself and your family, it’s your right. Besides, we love ya too much and that would be tragic to go at the hands of some fucked-up idiot. Well, thanks for being with us, Steven. Be cool, and I send you some major “white light” for you and the family. Love ya, bro.
    Ben V.

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    Melbourne Girl | 17 October 2006 at 1:14 am #

    Hey Steve,

    The fucking idiots probably couldn’t find your house now even if they tried. I always wondering if people like that come into our lives like that just to keep the balance.

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    Anonymous | 17 October 2006 at 1:40 am #

    dear sk
    wishing a happy
    magical first birthday to sk
    the lovely birthday girl
    and wonderful
    birthday wishes to
    her lovely mother
    and father as well
    may your
    whole family
    be overflowing
    with love as
    you celebrate
    together
    love
    diane
    xo
    ps
    belated best
    7th birthday wishes
    to the beautiful
    eve and aurora!

  18. avatar
    Azza | 17 October 2006 at 2:07 am #

    Firstly, great Gig Saturday night! “The only thing that went wrong was everything else” is still making me laugh. And Marty’s hyphen and moustache thanking you. Loved it.
    Crazy nut jobs aren’t worth the time or energy to worry about once there gone. Just stay out of their way I say and move on once their gone. Having said that I think if I’d been there I would have wanted to kick their ass for that filthy behaviour!

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    abtom0104 | 17 October 2006 at 2:09 am #

    SK,

    Wouldn’t have surprised me to read that these skidmarks on the bedsheet of mankind had a kiddie seat in the car with kiddie in it. I’m more than happy for these useless imbiciles to destroy their own lives (not publically, though) but it makes me sick when they bring their kids into the whole mess. My two young kids mean the world to me and if they were ever injured or killed by drug-fucked or pissed dickheads behind the wheel of their car, I would not rest until the morons responsible suffered a similar fate.

    Jeez, went on a bit there. Sorry ’bout that. All I really wanted to do was to say that I was watching the Goldfish: Jokes, Magic & Souveneers DVD last night and was wondering if it was difficult to get your hair to curl at the end (Olivia Newton-John style) in ther Tear It All Away video. Magnificent stuff.

    Happy Birthday to Scarlet.

    JD

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    craig | 17 October 2006 at 2:42 am #

    that whole episode strikes me as being very odd……..hmmmmm……..you’ll probably never see them again…….i know you’re not the advice-taking type…….but please don’t………i repeat, please don’t let that stupid shit bring you down or get ya seriously worrying…….from what i gather…….planets are squared, nodded, pisces jupitered and all that kinda stuff right now……..i dunno much about it…….but “they” say our thoughts during this short window wil be amplified many times over…….it would be a shame to waste it on those two sideshow freaks

  21. avatar
    triantelope | 17 October 2006 at 3:15 am #

    disgruntled punters from the enmore perhaps…

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    ...being here, doing this... | 17 October 2006 at 3:57 am #

    We’re all searching for the panacea.

    The universe sometimes provides answers in ways we least expect! I plugged my headphones into the cafe computer, tuned into The Time Being, and yahoo music at the same time.

    As I started reading today’s blog, Prince’s “Sign O The Times” came on.

    And as I finished reading…Curtis Mayfield’s “Just A Little Bit Of Love” from his “New World Order” album started playing.

    Strange I could find the lyrics to the first without any problems…but when I went to look for the second…they were nowhere to be found.

    Perhaps the real sign of the times is the truth that the best things in life are not always easy to find (even when they seem obvious and abundant once they ARE found!)

    When I hear about violence and abuse in society, I’m reminded of a quote from SK…

    “Who did this?
    We did.
    Why?”

    Blogs like The Time Being…with all the wonderful fiendss who contribute to this community of discussion and debate, with a sense of warmth, caring and love…THIS is part of the cure.

    A New World Panacea…evolving right before our very eyes!

    Let’s share the love!!

  23. avatar
    limebeaver | 17 October 2006 at 5:10 am #

    oh btw Steve, we loved the Yanni-like moves before you made keyboard history at the National Theatre…
    You big ham ( I mean yam)

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    Anonymous | 17 October 2006 at 5:20 am #

    How strangely random.

    or is it?

    stay alert

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    alex | 17 October 2006 at 5:34 am #

    Much appreciated and thanks for a great night in melbourne, choice selection of tracks and sorry that i didn’t bring the camera… remember to many seasons ago a young kid snapping away with some great results documenting all of your early years… he’s now all grown up with kids of his own, still a fan, still enjoying your music.

    Always a pleasure and a priviledge to see you guys live. Great memories, great music… again thanks!

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    craig | 17 October 2006 at 5:50 am #

    one more comment before i take my leave for the night…….i was just re-reading yesterdays blog…….music is indeed magic……”songs are spells” as you so eloquently put it…….knowing that all is vibration (pretty magical if you ask me) and that we are all spinning at certain vibrational frequencies………i suspect that folks who like the church are all vibrating at frequencies very near to one another……birds of a feather, if you will……..perhaps that’s why someone who loves the boy bands thinks your music is weird and just doesn’t dig it…….of course, the person who adores your music AND the boy bands just obliterates my little theory now doesn’t it 🙂

  27. avatar
    The Other One | 17 October 2006 at 5:51 am #

    I’m sick of people. I can’t even stand idiots in nightclubs staring at me or touching the slightest bit of my flesh. I live under a Nazi crazy unhappy lunatic who has been terrifying me and calling the cops because I listen to (somewhat loud but just in the allowed times) music (!). Last time he came over during a party on Friday I told him “send me the fine for my fucking noise and I’ll sue you ’cause I have signatures of my floor neighbours stating that they don’t feel annoyed by my music”. Great lawyers who sometimes instruct us, thank you. If I didn’t have such a thing he would even take some good money from us here. The idiot wants to sleep all day cause he works from midnight to 6am. What do I have to do with it? He had the guts to ring my bell for 20 sickening minutes at high noon on a Saturday when it was my birthday! I refused to open the door. Ok, he didn’t think The Beautiful Chaos by The Psy Furs was particularly beautiful, hahahaha. While he makes a hell out of my life his children run above my head all day long, even after midnight and I have to cope with it because according him “they are children”. Perfect theory. My vengeance is that the most petulant and irritant little boy is going to dig some MEGADETH when he’s 15.
    The amount of energy we spend (=throw away) with this kind of disturbance is unbearable. Waste of time which should be dedicated to art and love. I seriously gave this idiot many tries, I was polite many times but what can you do when the other person despises you and labels you as C.R.A.P. because you’re a woman who loves rock n’ roll? Of course I’m going to move. I don’t need to live in this situation (Is There Where You Live? Ah,haha, is this), I prefer to leave this guy and his miserable life aside, be whoever you want to, persecute because you’re the big boss of a building in the middle of the Third World. Big deal, man. But I’m gonna sue him, yes. I have this desperate sick for Justice.
    Sometimes they turn one day of yours into hell, sometimes it’s months, even years. Do we always allow it? Do we always participate of these abuses? I’m still trying to find the answer.
    But, bottom line is that I can’t stand people anymore. I used to love them when I was younger but I’m growing seek and feeling week. Traffic, bosses, friends, anonymous supermarketeers…they’re all deeply embarrassing me. There’s no collective understanding and respect to any minimum degree. (Talk of a country where there’s no punishment and loads and loads of corruption).
    I’m bored, I’m fucking bored to death as De Falla once sang.

    P.S.: And now I look at the bathroom’s ceiling and it has lots of small cracks and it’s raining inside. Guess what? The idiot’s apartment turning into collapsed rags. Someone’s gotta sort this karma out.

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    The Other One | 17 October 2006 at 5:52 am #

    My empathy, Steve, for what you went through. Glad you’re safe.

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    Krissythegroupie | 17 October 2006 at 6:03 am #

    First birthday! Awwwww!

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    Anonymous | 17 October 2006 at 6:29 am #

    too many nuts

    its stuff like that

    makes them communes up in maine look pretty good…

    youre nk sounds smart n strong

    heres to better days n the good stuff..

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    Tony Pucci | 17 October 2006 at 7:48 am #

    Happy Birthday, Scarlet!

    I had a maroon sedan (1972 Buick Century) back in the mid-80s…did this one have Grateful Dead bumper stickers on it, by any chance???

  32. avatar
    lily | 17 October 2006 at 7:58 am #

    Happy 1st Birthday to Scarlet!!!

    My mum had a maroon sedan in the 70s (Buick Skylark). I highly doubt it’s around anymore much less that it could’ve made it to Australia.

    Sorry you had to go through that, Steve. Isn’t it scary and infuriating when some bizarre random thing like that happens? Hope that’s the last time a madman chooses your driveway for a while.

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    Anonymous | 17 October 2006 at 8:27 am #

    hi steve,
    very happy birthday to scarlet! Maya will be also have her first birthday on Friday.
    Sorry that idiot ruined your day. Best wishes to you, nk, and kids on scarlets special day.
    KevinN

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 October 2006 at 8:28 am #

    hope yu can see past some fools delusions
    yu know if he’s harmlessly lost it
    or actually a real menace
    cuz it aint cool, its chili
    nonetheless

    Happy birthday to your sweet Scarlet
    I imagine her in one of your paintings
    looking quite the part
    good love sk
    its all around
    take care

    jaime r…….

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    verdelay | 17 October 2006 at 8:43 am #

    Reminds me of when we used to grow turnips and runner beans in the fields by that little hamlet near the mill pond, way back in the day.

    You remember, of course. Half of you were there. At least.

    Sunny day, raking over the sods, the usual farm jive.

    Then some imbeciles come roaring drunk out of the undergrowth and start hassling everyone and kicking down the bean-lattices, hissing and yelping in some weird Germanic dialect we’d never heard before, and generally creating a ruckus.

    How you gonna call? Baron Sourface? I don’t think so. He’s only interested in bean taxes and prima nocta. So we pick up sticks and try to look menacing, but these droogs are up for it and start getting really agro.

    Luckily, we got old Miss Powacket who lives in the little house down the lane. She takes one look at these crazed goons and whispers her sweet nothings to the willows and does a little dance and pleads with the moon.

    Next thing you know we’ve got half a dozen new scarecrows in our turnip and bean fields. So ugly even Lord Corvino himself won’t entertain the prospect of even a little nibble on our crop.

    Thanks Miss Powacket. You’re a legend. Where did you go, anyway? Can’t you come back and teach my friends how to do that little trick? How our world needs you now.

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 October 2006 at 9:37 am #

    999 the police don’t come…

    only time i’ve ever called the cops was when 3 ‘cowboy’ builders were slapping around a 60 year old woman, her granddaughter and a toddler.
    “We haven’t got anyone to deal with it” said the comms guy.
    They rang back next day to ask what’d happened…
    Wankers.

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 October 2006 at 10:04 am #

    blimey pip

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    PAGEY | 17 October 2006 at 11:07 am #

    STEVE! I have made for you a special CD Mix with 58 tracks and/or clips of spoken audio and misc music that tell the secrets of the mystery of Kurt Cobain and what Nevermind was all about. This is an amazing effort in creating my own conspiracy (thats what I tell the non-believers anyways)
    The CD is about 5 hours long and I kept off your music as much as I could.

    I also remixed “Nevermind” into a truth telling 5 minute track only utilizing lyrics on Nevermind.
    That track is called “Cobain – Nevermind (Play-Dough Remix)”

    I am sure you will enjoy the journey and to know the truth of this little Pinoy child of about 3 years old. She lives in the suite next to me. An amazing insight proving that God led her to me and that of reincarnation. If you are so unlucky to not get salvation!

    You will trip on some pot with this CD I hope. Must play mp3’s from the disc.

    Cheers!!

  39. avatar
    lorrain | 17 October 2006 at 11:34 am #

    Yes terday, i ran out of mouse batteries, so now i can click…
    all my love

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    Anonymous | 17 October 2006 at 11:35 am #

    Happy b’day to little Scarlet! Hope you had a beautiful day with her.
    Dont worry about those drunks, they wouldnt remember a thing today…just make sure you hose down & sterilise those bins…yuk!
    I still daydream about last Saturday night, I miss you and it’s only been 3 days!
    Love always,
    Amanda

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    davem | 17 October 2006 at 12:12 pm #

    Hugs from England to English-looking Scarlet.
    Keep safe SK.

    Dave M
    x

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    Daberhasher | 17 October 2006 at 12:19 pm #

    heres to no more loonies by the bins, and way more importantoly, good wishes for baby bumper on her first…
    rock on Scarlet V!!!

    aloha,
    ee & the giggly ones

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    sue cee | 17 October 2006 at 12:19 pm #

    hi steve,
    tried to login at the Cosmo back in stkilda mon morn but there was a block on your site. the only block i like is the one you sing so well. wow, what a fantastic weekend of gigs. thanks for the intro to Jaeger. wish my work fridge was as exciting! sydney was magical even with the re-start of Ionian Blues where i was terrified you’d pull the plug on it but no you guys gave it another beautiful shot. the crowd was so enthused and deafening me with their yelling. When you ran out for one of the encores i thought you were going to stagedive into the audience! then in melb i lost it a little as Providence came into view and tears started to roll. Pulled myself together but it was an emotional rollercoaster with so many moments of pure bliss and sonic enchantment. My friends were totally blown away, the ones who didnt know all the new songs were asking me to name them after the show…name them? i could prob sing all the lyrics too.
    I ditto everyone on Saturation, a killer rendition. Nothing prepared me for that.

    Thanks Trevor for the fantastic lightshow and the hardworking crew there. Im gonna sit back next gigs for the whole view from now on, its well worth it! Tim was awesome, mr cool and nasty on those drums. Marty blistered like anything on guitar and PK, he’s a god! I really noticed from the great seat I had what a fantastic bass player you are, and all those moves. Youre getting very theatrical these days! 🙂 Thank you for doing what you do so well, the effort that goes into putting these shows together..thank u Tiare.
    Didnt run into u matt d. People everywhere!
    Mark Moldre and friend – you guys were awesome. I had Apathy and Happiness spinning in my head! Hope to c u perform again someday.
    Envy to the melbites who get to see u again sk – love and happiness and many hb’s to Starlet! 🙂

    x

    ps on the story of the lunatics in your driveway…sun nite a guy was arrested for trying to set fire to the Vineyard bar we nearly went into with PK and friends on sat nite after he was thrown out. This guy had petrol! The security and police got him before anything happened but scary thinking of how packed that joint was, 300 that nite, and only 1 obvious exit! pretty frightening. Earlier days I would’ve said ‘move to the country’ but as u know, even out here we have our loonies too, more so than ever. Its your kids that you get so scared for too..I hate any violence and understand how you must’ve felt. Hopefully you wont see those idiots again. They’ll have forgotten whatever it was they were doing.

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    sue cee | 17 October 2006 at 12:21 pm #

    ps the guy with petrol got thrown out of the bar .. not pk! ooik! 🙂

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    eek | 17 October 2006 at 12:22 pm #

    What an unsettling experience. I’m glad that’s all it seems to have been and didn’t escalate.

    Scarlet sounds like a heck of a charmer! I hope all the birthday girls had wonderful days.

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    goingoutwithabang | 17 October 2006 at 12:31 pm #

    Dude, you are the one advocating drugs and being anti-establishment (the police, the first people you turned to for help in time of trouble, are one of the establishment you know…) but NOW do you understand why drugs aren’t so happy-clappy?

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    Anonymous | 17 October 2006 at 12:36 pm #

    oh god , they played ionian blues? and saturation?. what’s next, night sequence? that’d be fine indeed.
    could you aussies tape a few shows, eh???

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    MarkM | 17 October 2006 at 12:40 pm #

    Thanks Sue for the kind words…glad you enjoyed our little contribution. It was a pleasure meeting you!!
    love markm x

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    nickfiction | 17 October 2006 at 1:10 pm #

    interesting , i also wonder if you were randomly picked for a drive by pissing or if someone was just so darn offended by ” milkyway” or perhaps a jealous fool? I hope them aussie cops catch the offender….. I know here in OHIO where I live , they could give a rat’s ass……..

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    indigoruby | 17 October 2006 at 1:10 pm #

    You are good at spells
    And could embody the magician
    with an incantation of
    “I am always safe.”
    Send out lots of love to the bad vibes
    And then
    Surround your house with the brightest light…
    Effects as subltle
    but tangible as yoga.
    Speaking of which,
    Weren’t you the little sprite, leaping about on stage and
    doing those lunges?
    I love my yoga too,
    Especially the twists.
    All that heart opening
    Filters into my head.
    Fab gig at the
    beautiful old National;
    The space
    (no pub-like cattle herding!)
    made for the wildest reverberations
    of all kinds.
    Oh, and by the way,
    I noticed that you have impossibly straight hair…

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    John Garratt | 17 October 2006 at 1:14 pm #

    A guy like that used to live next-door to my grandparents. He had the bright idea of harrassing the family of a cop one day.

    Speaking of crooked politicians, someone get me the hell out of Ohio. I’m tired of the campaign commercials.

    John

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    restaurant mark | 17 October 2006 at 2:00 pm #

    it seems every time you feel like you’re fucked up…ah, wait for it…yes!!! there’e someone else that makes you feel perfectly sane, or at least not THAT FUCKED UP!
    sorry about the lunatic…happy for scarlet!
    take care

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    Anthony | 17 October 2006 at 2:04 pm #

    Happy Birthday Scarlet! I love those milestones… Asher got his first two teeth last week and he’s very proud of them. (Actually he has no idea, but it makes me feel good to think he’s proud of them , HA!). I know how you feel about the lunatic in yer drive. We live in the historic district of our city, but the Salvation Army is right down the end of our street. So we get a lot of foot traffic by the house. Most of them are harmless and quite nice, but occasionally you get the odd unhinged one that makes me think about moving the family. One lady we adore though as she walks her little white dog and every time he barks, she screams at the top of her lungs “button it!” (pronounced but-nit). Gotta be heard for max effect. Anyway, sounds like the shows are going well. Wish I could be there? Come back to the states with the electric guitars… come on. You know you want to.
    Best,
    Anthony

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    (('{~_~}')) | 17 October 2006 at 2:09 pm #

    Happy 1st birthday baby bouncer!

    Happy belated 7th birthday to e + a!

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    Centuryhouse | 17 October 2006 at 4:41 pm #

    Congrats to Scarlet for her one year bday. Kids that age don’t care about it, it’s just everyone else that does 🙂

    Sorry to hear about the wackos in your drive. I hope they nab them.

    I was sitting in my car, parked outside a store one time when a guy came up screaming and beating on my door & window threatening to kill me. No idea why. That kind of thing will certainly shake up your day.

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    matthew | 17 October 2006 at 5:26 pm #

    psuburban psychos… you gotta love em. Was nice to read about scarlet’s bday… I’m sure she appreciates her gifts on more levels than you think. Being a good Dad plays the biggest part, believe me.

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    CouldBeAnyone | 17 October 2006 at 6:22 pm #

    Happy birthday to Scarlet, from ne and my little Anyone (who turned one on the 8th).

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    CouldBeAnyone | 17 October 2006 at 6:22 pm #

    That’s “me”, not “ne”.

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    JJ | 17 October 2006 at 6:25 pm #

    A very Happy Birthday to Scarlett. Reading TB Blogge from San Fran airport (had to pay T-Mobile first), one more flight to Atl. and tour is done for me. Melbourne at The National – I cannot adequately capture what an incredible performance that was, how transcendent, and how transported I became when the space rock took flight. To hear it all live & full electric, well, “All Too Much.” Loved the light show as well, a little reminiscent of the Joshua lights they had in the 60’s, wonderful. Songs have been swirling in my head, never left me in the Blue Mtns. yesterday – beautiful area. Hated to leave. Sydney’s quite the place; enjoyed browsing bookstore and shops in Glebe & Botanical Gardens. Too short a visit, but The Man calls me back.

    Tank drivers listening to Megadeth – strange, I picked up the Oz Rolling Stone for the plane, article described those bizarre scenes in Iraq; killing to the sound of rap and metal. Article on Daniel Pinchbeck was more interesting. They need to edit the Lonely Planet guide to Sydney, under music: couldn’t believe no mention of The Church.

    Apologies for the abrupt greeting..

    Jerry

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    Anonymous | 17 October 2006 at 6:44 pm #

    Hey, “goingoutwithabang”,
    That was such a disconnected, jack-assed thing to say. Why don’t you just keep your stupid trap shut and get lost unless you aim to support. MORON!!

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    gareth,notts | 17 October 2006 at 6:45 pm #

    as a friendly guy,who was bullied til he was 15,but has beat every single bully who ever tried it since,including a scary looking 6’7″ steroid-packed meathead,if you ever require a bodyguard,i volunteer!my fee? to get to see those bloody electric shows,and thats it!(and maybe insist on you bringing out a comprehensive,live dvd,3 or 4 discs will suffice!) cheap aint i?hope all you fiendss who witnessed these shows realise how lucky you all are,being in australia and seeing THE CHURCH-electric!P.S.INXS were great,J.D. cant really compare to Hutch but he’s a great frontman,perfect for them!!!

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    Melquiades | 17 October 2006 at 7:35 pm #

    Happy 1st Birthday Scarlet. So is there talk in the Kilbey household for more? Go for a boy this time? I must say, if there was someone to bring their genes onto this planet you are one of them (and the fiends here of course!). can’t say I’ll ever have kids though. Just a choice.

    Now, talking about people’s genes that should stay in their jeans. That’s pretty disturbing about the guy and girl. There’s some really destructive drugs out there. I mean you don’t really know what was going on, but to be witness to something so outlandish. He pissed on your trash cans?! She too??!! what a scene that must’ve been.
    Did you hear form the police?

    My sister works in a bank and just a couple of weeks ago a guy came in and pointed a revoler at her. Long story short, he got away (almost abducted one bank teller) and get this, the guy came back a week later!! what an idiot! anyway, I hope that loon doesn’t come back to your house. I doubt he would anyway. But, I hope all stays well on your side of the planet.

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    lorrain | 18 October 2006 at 6:04 pm #

    John Sykes is one hell of a rocker who screams blue murder too, though it may be too heavy, when one needs rest from fucking morons (william friedkin used this expression in french connection extras on dvd about a casting error, true and funny i reckon)
    http://www.johnsykes.com/bluemurderdiscs.html

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    Trickster | 19 October 2006 at 1:28 pm #

    & yet

    Nature is not so plain.

    but, then again i wouldn’t presume Karma either.

    yer far from Nirvana, man.


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