posted on May 19, 2006 at 10:08 pm

morning fiendss
its the morning after the winebanq gig
yeah was pretty good i guess
some idiots talking
some philistine yuppies drinkin’ booze
and yapping loudly
beyond redemption, i left em alone…
we were pretty goode
not that youll believe me reviewing myself
my humility is famous
and im so proud of my modesty
(hello diane n therese)

we still debating the existence of god?
i love it when you got cats writing in
and quoting stuff about peptide indicators
and amino chains
yeah right
yah i really believe you understand that
and i really believe that the science of today
is the last word
and will never be changed
ie
that unlike every other 50 years
the boffins of today have got the whole story
i guess they couldnt trap vishnu in their test tubes
so i spose thats it
although i am surrounded by planets orbitting in space
(oh the big bang did it…
we cant believe in a creator
but we’ll believe in a big bang)
although i am surrounded by the trees and birds
and aquatics and the flowers
each a part in some fantastic inter related system
everything where it should be
i will ignore my eyes and common sense
i will ignore the observations of my life
i will toe the atheist party line
cos it makes me feel smug and modern
quoting some bullshit i dont understand
and despite all that has happened to me
i got modern science
thats all i need
wont be taken in
too many nasty things happning on this earth
(all done by men exercising their FREE WILL!)
ya cant have it both ways
you want free will….ya got it
then you scream out
how did god let this happen
boys n girls you can quote yer high school chemistry to me
i know what i know
the proofs in my pudding
all my art
my songs
my words
are god affirming
they are not dry exercises in atheism and materialism
or sciencism
i have prayed to god
he has answered my prayers
sometimes
very rarely
he has entered my heart
and swollen me up with his lovely magnificence
(im sure some brain surgeon out there will say
oh if we manipulate the blah blah cortex with blah blah
then we will see pseudo religious blah blah)
whatever fiendss
i dont fucking care if you cant open yer eyes
to the beauty that surrounds you
arguing with me on a computer
when if you meditated for one minute
on a simple leaf or ant or cloud
you could see the aesthetic design
the love and care
the simple elegant hand of a creator
putting all this into motion
i guess you got science on yer side
i guess youve sussed it all
ok
ok
ok
i couldnt persuade ya
i dont quite understand
why youre reading my blogg
so full it is
with my olde hippy superstitious nonsense
i mean vishnu….come on
re incarnation
youve seen thru it all
intelligent design…..ha!

nope
it was like this
there wazza big big bang
(wow that was a loud bang)
before the bang it was super concentrated matter
then
kaboom
it all comes flying out
the sun stopped jus’ about where it is now
then mercury stopped
then venus
then the olde earthy werthy
stopped here
and started going round n round the sun
then
chemicals got together
evolved
and here we all are
ladies n gentlemen
life! (the musical)
yeah its all pretty plausible
cos newton was replaced by einstein replaced by hoyle
replaced by hawkings
replaced by whoever it is now
some dude in a university in california
standing at a blackboard
sussing this whole fucking thing
all other theories now outdated…
we used to believe fred jones theory
but now jim smiths is the one..
ok
thats ok
you scientific types have straightened out
this olde dreamer
i aquiesce
it was vain of me to suggest other wise
what would i know
im just a washed up olde rocker
amusing ya online
with my olde blather n blabber
gods dead
x=y
the neuron peptides are alkoloidal binglebangs
the cosine values of black stars indicate rhubarb
ok
i know what i know
you know what you know
vive le differance, baybee
i love ya anyway
eeven if you dont believe me or care
i love ya
may the b. bang bless us all!
sk

coming soon
questions and answers
ask me a pertinent interesting q
i’ll try and a it for ya
one q per reader
no anonymous questions
i gotta know who asketh

49 Responses to “cant keep out the killers with love man”

  1. avatar
    Federico | 19 May 2006 at 10:55 pm #

    Nice….

    :-/

  2. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 19 May 2006 at 11:07 pm #

    one question huh???, i already know how we got here on this earth, so my question would be, when are we going to see each other again, i miss you esskay, i miss ALL of YOU…
    mjnjr

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 May 2006 at 11:10 pm #

    ooh
    q & a
    how intriguing …
    i’ll have to
    think on that sk

    in the mean
    time
    i’m just happy
    to read
    your daily
    blogg
    and i’m
    cherishing
    the experience
    more than
    ever

    i’m sure
    your show
    last night
    was the best
    but
    i’m waiting
    very patiently
    for my turn
    love
    diane

    p.s. always know
    i’m not anon
    i’m diane
    JDLJ1808@aol.com

  4. avatar
    General Catz | 19 May 2006 at 11:17 pm #

    my question… why can’t both be right? science and god? although this is not a chicken and the egg question, because we know which came first.

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 May 2006 at 11:20 pm #

    Hello Steven,
    I’m very pleased to see that you are doing so well these days. Your family sounds lovely. I am sorry about Grant and your Aunt Irene, though.

    My question is: Have you found the peace that you were searching for?

    Grace

  6. avatar
    veleska1970 | 19 May 2006 at 11:22 pm #

    personally, i think the whole universe is so unbelievably complex that there is no way us mere frail humans can possibly comprehend or try to explain it, either scientifically or religiously.

    whatever (spoken in a valley-girl accent…)

    questions, huh?? yippee!!! (clapping and stamping my feet.) i have one question i have been dying to know for ages, but i’ll save it for later….

  7. avatar
    eek | 19 May 2006 at 11:40 pm #

    I don’t see either scenario as being more or less plausible. I really don’t. Think about it — both are pretty fucking fantastic. Neither one really makes a hell of a lot of sense — I honestly don’t think humans are even capable of knowing. We’re all just making our best guess. So whichever makes you happy is what you should believe. That goes for everyone.

    Well, until I need surgery. Then I want that surgeon to be a scientist. Maybe that’s just me though.

    But for you, Steve, for me, and for the vast majority of the people who read this blog (hell, the vast majority of people on this earth), what we each believe doesn’t really matter — as long as it works for each of us.

  8. avatar
    Daberhasher | 19 May 2006 at 11:51 pm #

    AH STEVE, I LOVE YA!!!

    and i love searching for God everyday and everywhere… om mani padme hum…
    i don’t always treat it as i should, but i thank God every day for this life…
    just trying to find my way and extend a hand of kindness to those i meet… we really are pilgrims, dusty and alone…
    i’ve felt since childhood that God created evolution… yeah, i just said that… kind of a test, “here’s the tools, let’s see what you can do”… or, “here you go, how much can you fuck this up”… i can’t say that we’ve kept God in our collective heart, whoever God may be to you… but i must say that i’ve always enjoyed science as well, coming from the viewpoint of learning about these wonders laid out before us, rather than trying to say, “yes, now we know everything!”… ridiculous imho…but hey, we do take ourselves a bit too seriously sometimes, eh??? we’re squeezing all the fun and pleasure out of our time here… so on that note, i gotta question for you… do you think science and spirituality will ever come together? i always have, it’s just what i believe… and here i go bending the rules, so shoot me, but i have another question i’d love to hear your opinion on… what do you make so far of the Gospel of Judas???
    so pick one or pick none, thanks for the offer though…

    aloha,
    ee

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 May 2006 at 11:51 pm #

    Coke or Pepsi?

  10. avatar
    B Raine | 20 May 2006 at 12:01 am #

    Theres a question as well which if is not the righttime will re-ask,cheers..

    steve , I thought Id share a synchronicity.A woman

    had been silently reading my blogg because she noticed I had posted on her site regarding a drummer from an W coast punk band RKL who recently died from an OD, Bomber introduced me to the “gear”, This woman, Brenda turns out to be a big Church fan and knew Bomber well, she wrote an article about You guys http://www.brendastardom.com/arch.asp?Arc
    and also is interested in writting about my experiences, my question:

    I’ve been on and off opiates ect.. over ten years. . My life has changed as a result (lack of creativity isolation ,,alienation from family). Whats your best advice you can give one
    who trueley wants to regain his self and honestly cannsot live until I can appreciate the moments I got closer I fealt strong, than my feet were taken under and i find myself at the beginning

  11. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 20 May 2006 at 12:18 am #

    sk
    lots of rhubarb growing
    in the corner garden of my backyard
    you’re welcome to all you can carry
    of course
    i’d feel pretty silly
    walking into First Avenue
    with an armful of rhubarb for ya!
    loveya
    tp

    my question:
    when will record your next
    steve kilbey solo cd???
    ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. avatar
    damien | 20 May 2006 at 12:24 am #

    My question is, how come my signed copy of ULTC doesn’t have your autograph on it?

  13. avatar
    fbi csi asio | 20 May 2006 at 12:59 am #

    my question is, whose fingerprint is it on mwp’s signature on my signed copy of ULTC? that is who signed it and passed it to who? and where were their fingers? or their thumbs?
    sorry thats 3 questions maybe 4
    sorry i got too many akas to identify myself can’t even merember them, sometimes they are titles themes or completely unrelated stuff that suggest something else, its an administrative nitemare for a stream of consciousness existentialist like moi to have to be suddenly accountable I think I’d rather do my tax but if you insist I can go thru and find them and do up a list you aren’t turning into a bureaucrat are you? is this stage 5?

  14. avatar
    lee | 20 May 2006 at 1:16 am #

    hey steve

    it’s lee here (i’m one of the irish lads you met during the bondi wave)-dodgy ska reggae band!!
    believe your doin a gig in dublin soon – where and when mate.

  15. avatar
    Letango | 20 May 2006 at 1:24 am #

    Q&A time?

    Here’s mine.

    From Letango:

    SK, what past life do you remember most vividly and/or return to most often in dreams/waking life?

    Please give us the juicy details… Time? Gender? Physique? Sexual orientation? Language? Interests? Social relationships? Occupation? Habits? Philosophy? Beliefs? Religion? Name? Etc.

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 May 2006 at 1:30 am #

    SK
    QUESTION –

    Would Jesus play the bass guitar or the electric?
    Either way I bet he can play a mean power chord….

    Brian Turner
    Atlanta, Ga
    USA

  17. avatar
    the dean | 20 May 2006 at 1:54 am #

    scientific theories are only theories, nothing more. How many of us can or want to understand the maths involved?(that’s not my question to you sk).

    unfortunately having gone to a catholic school was enough to turn me off religion for a long time.

    Like so many other things the religion we were taught had little to do with the ageless questions, who are we, why are we, wherethe fuckarewe.

    so that why it is refreshing to read your ‘olde hippy superstitious nonsense’, when the mainstream is a bombardment of selfish throw-away affluenza infected consumerism which sells us something to make us live longer instead of better.

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 May 2006 at 2:08 am #

    Fuck all of the scholars. They’re a bunch of fuckwads who think they are invincible and better than everyone else – better than life. Fuck em all. They can’t see life for what it is – beautiful, loving, full of grace and peace and happiness. Fuck all of them who think they can explain this universe with damn equations. Thank you Steven for speaking the truth. This is a beautiful world and should have so much more love and care than it does. Fuck everyone who does not love and share and cultivate peace.

    You’re music brings more peace and happiness to this world than all of those fucking scholars. Screw them all. Love The Church, Love God – however you see him/her/it.

  19. avatar
    John Garratt | 20 May 2006 at 2:13 am #

    Q: Do you have a favorite Marx Brothers movie?

  20. avatar
    Todd Goninon | 20 May 2006 at 2:16 am #

    I’m with ya, Steve. God can’t be understood with the intellect. Gotta read between the lines and be still! (Infinite glory is all around!)

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 May 2006 at 2:25 am #

    Mr. Kilbey,
    To Have And Behold,
    Been lurking for so long and I felt a bit of damnation as to post or not. You see,you taught me something fifteen years or so. It was a night during the Gold Afternnon Fix tour and being a young boy fixated on meeting you I hung around with the backdoor groupies to catch a glimpse. I had it in my head that I needed to meet you in person. Maybe you would think I was a real fan because of some hard work at finding an obscure red vinyl seven inch. Anyhow,the excitement was building. What could I ask this guy that he hasn’t heard before? The backstage door opens. Some giant man with a silver titainium briefcase with handcuffs emerge. It was then Peter, and Marty, straight to the bus. Then I saw you. I think I wimpered, actually I croaked uhhh, Mr. Kilbey, Steve. Of course there was quite a commotion about. Here you were like Bowie or Syd Barrett. Star power to the maximillion. It felt so surreal. I looked at you and heard you say something like “I’ll be there in a minute” and you were gone. My brain had a hard time processing it all. Was he talking to me or the man with the suitcase. I scanned the crowd to see you engulfed. I felt a bit in a panic. Have faith I say. Just relax. Keep as cool as you can….I Think. So then I spot you directing the masses and the star power got the best of me. “Mr. Kilbey” I say a bit louder. I had overstepped the boundaries. I think I put you off a bit. I am sorry. You exchanged a very matter of fact tone of re-assurance and being a man of your word took the time to meet me when all had settled. Thank you for that. I realized that night to have patience and respect for others. I was embarassed by my behavior. Needless to say. I could not think of any of the multitude of questions I had rehearsed. Furthurmore, I had degraded myself in front of an artist, a human being that I respect. To post or not to post? Would history repeat? Confession is good no matter what you believe. Thanks for already sharing so much on the blog.
    Billy M.

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 May 2006 at 2:42 am #

    In response to Billy M.’s post –
    You said it best when you said [Steve Kilbey] is a “human being I respect.” Degraded yourself? So you called out his name a couple of times; yeah, he gets swamped backstage – I’ve been there. But Christ on the Cross, the man is NOT GOD. I’m sorry, lately I just feel like Steven is the Enlightened One and if you dare disagree with him on ANY of his pet subjects you’re an imbecile and totally UNenlightened. Cut yourself some slack. I love Steve’s music and art but I figured out not only do my heroes have feet of clay, they can be self-righteous, cranky, rude, tired, and prone to all the failings we are all prone to. You’re as worthy and as important a human being as Steve Kilbey, IMHO. We all are. Even if you eat meat, watch a TV show, take a sleeping pill, don’t practice yoga and don’t believe you had past lives. Oh the humanity!

  23. avatar
    Brad | 20 May 2006 at 2:47 am #

    What’s your swimming routine? I went for/made Ocean Rescue this year. Looking forward to it. Done a lot of swimming the last week. I have found, a bit suprised, that I love it. Surfed/paddled for years but it’s something quite different to sustain yourself unassisted.

    I learned to do 8 laps freestyle, 4 breast, and 8 more of any mix, non stop, as that was the initial test. I get into a groove where I’m not thinking anymore and it feels wonderful.

    I’m wondering your detailed thoughts on swimming. You mention it often. Yogic? Spiritual?

    b

  24. avatar
    captainmission | 20 May 2006 at 2:55 am #

    hiya steve, apologies for not being there last night, i did make an supreme effort but i was at a MINDD foundation conference ‘Food and Mental Illness.’ Very intresting stuff, meat, dairy and bread, are definatly things to avoid, especially in childrens diets, the relationship between food and the brain is huge, anyways i am sure you know this already.
    i would have really liked to have seen you and David but i was tied in to this commitment.
    Anyway thanks for the blog today, its getting better and better, i’ll go check the surf out and then come back with a question, the surf is where all my thoughts formulate.

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 May 2006 at 3:20 am #

    steven kilbey how and where did you learn your magic?

    your performance last night despite the sloshed chattering classes was beautiful
    the haunting melodies
    and heavenly words
    and the gorgeous covers
    again
    took me off
    to another place
    you transcended the place with
    “all i ever wanted to see….”

    and you were a truly beautiful
    human, tenderness palpable,
    sharing yourself with your fans

    thanks
    for being

  26. avatar
    damien | 20 May 2006 at 3:29 am #

    In response to Billy M:

    I cornered Steve backstage one night after a gig in Perth on the Forget Yourself tour and asked him if he’d mind signing my copy of Earthed.

    “No,” said Steve.

    “‘No’, you won’t sign it?” I asked, expecting this to be a case of the legendary Kilbey rudeness.

    “‘No’, I don’t mind at all,” he replied, before removing the cigarette from his lips, handing it to a young lady standing to his left, taking the book and signing it.

    It was all over in less than a minute. I only wish I’d been a bit more sober for the encounter with one of my musical heroes. I’d taken several drinks that night in order to work up the courage to approach him.

    I understand Billy’s post. As a fan who comes face to face with a person whose music has meant so much to you, you want to seem cool, you want to seem interesting, you don’t want to come over like a fawning sycophant.

    But I’d been a dribbling fool when I’d spoken to Marty earlier in the evening too. He was very friendly, even though he was getting ready to hit the stage.

    I’m happy to have had the opportunity to shake hands with Steve and Marty and thank them for all the happiness their music has brought to me (not forgetting Peter, Tim, Jay Dee and Richard,of course!).

  27. avatar
    i got to know who asketh | 20 May 2006 at 3:45 am #

    Hey, darling man, I need to know:
    what did you think about Donnie Darko?

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 May 2006 at 4:14 am #

    Steve, I disagreed with your stereotype of gun owners but appreciate your take on this.

    I was a ‘believer’ until the dogma of that belief became a weight weighing me down. I abandoned the dogma and all that my life meant at that time and deconstructed every belief I’d ever held. I then admitted I knew nothing at all and started searching – science / philosophy / histories / religious texts – Bible, Talmud, Koran, Bhagavad Gita, Gnostism, Mahamudra etc etc etc.

    I’m still a wanderer and don’t know what to believe if anything. I don’t want to believe in something just because it’s a comfort. Truth is important, more than the comfort of believing a pleasant lie.

    I think that whether you choose religion or science, you are choosing a dogma of faith in some respect. Spirituality is similar, but doesn’t have to contain dogma. It’s something that can’t neccesarily be defined, proven or refuted. It just is. It may be something contained in yourself or may be the expanse of the universe, but there is no proof – and either way if it works for you then keep it. It promises nothing, it JUST IS.

    That’s my unprovable and unenlightened truth. It is good to follow what you feel since in the end there is either that – or nothing.

  29. avatar
    Thomas Irvin | 20 May 2006 at 4:43 am #

    Here’s my question: We’ve heard what you & Marty & Tim can do without Peter (Sometime Anywhere). We’ve heard what you and Peter & Tim can do without Marty (Refo:mation). And of course there were the pre-Tim years so we know what you and Peter and Marty can do. But what might Peter-Tim-Marty without Steve sound like?

    When you’re the last to arrive at practice and they’re fooling around, what does it sound like?

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 May 2006 at 4:54 am #

    I have traveled my own travails
    and come too close to knowing God
    cancer spawned and coursing out
    5 year old son, three year old daughter
    praying to God that I can see them on their way
    chemo drenching, mental faculties retreating
    wire mesh mask encapsulating my head to a cold metal platform as the columnator whirrs and irradiates
    and now five years on
    arrested-gone? for good – for now
    and I know what you know
    there is a God, and he/she/it is good
    and free will is the greatest gift we are given
    and God’s beauty pulses and resonates without and within, intricate, blessed, rapturous design upon design and the watch does prove the existence of the watchmaker
    and amen to you brother
    thank you for your reach
    and for extending your hands
    “blooming like a flower through a series of screens”

    Michael K

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 May 2006 at 5:01 am #

    I gotta agree with who ever responded to Billy M first off. Steve Kilbey is not a saint….he would be the first to agree. He’s pretty honest on this here blog, I think…he unleashes all his prejudices and intolerances and you all just lap it up and post a heap of the same comments everyday about how beautiful, sensitive and enlightened he is.

    Would I be right in saying that nearly everyone of you would be classified as a ‘straight’ by SK? He heaps scorn on you and you pant for more. He’s happy to do that but the truth is that it’s the ‘straights’ that keep this little old world turning and we all do it without the gushing praise heaped on us that y’all reserve for the deity SK.

    Don’t get me wrong, I am not railing against art, music or literature…we need our storytellers and stories (RIP dear Grant McLennan) and I don’t believe in censorship…..but don’t slag the doctors and the teachers and the lirarians and the bartenders and the etc etc i.e anyone who does not make the same life choices as you.

    Live and let live.

    Au revoir

    Bon Bon

  32. avatar
    MEM | 20 May 2006 at 5:08 am #


    Question from MEM

    Have you read the โ€˜Gospel of Judas?โ€ How do you think this Gnostic work can re-shape thoughts on Christianity and its history?

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 May 2006 at 5:11 am #

    …..and futhermore….

    I’m not even really railing against Mr SK, I’ve enjoyed his hyperbole and amusing turn of phrase…He’s sucked me in with his ‘How to be Topp’ grammer and tales of the gritty realities of drug addiction…I’ve been reading this blog everyday since Grant McLennan died…

    But Billy M…give yerself a break, don’t be so hard on yerself. I’m sure SK would agree.

    Au revoir,

    Bon Bon

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 May 2006 at 5:28 am #

    sk,

    Any more thoughts on home schooling the younger set of twins?

    You wrote how you were undecided about this a while back. For some odd reason this conundrum of yours has been stuck in my brain.

    While there is a system of schooling out there that you might deplore, I think you’d be doing a diservice to your daughters to impose your own strict sense of rights and wrongs on them. While trying to protect them you may also be limiting them in a subtle but profound way.

    (the following is rhetorical so as to not be considered a second question)

    Would you really be disappointed if one of your daughters went through the regular school system and eventually ran a bank, held public office, or was at the top of some other ‘straight’ profession?

    I am not judging your potential choice of schooling for your daughters, but am genuinely interested in how you and your wife might come to a deciscion. I regularly pose these types of questions to myself. However, the difference here is that my daughter will not go through the school system with a famous father- nor a father who is so publicly outspoken against the system. The above mentioned points may alienate your girls from their peers or cause some form of strife in any environment.

    Very sincerely,

    Matt O.

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 May 2006 at 5:39 am #

    simply beautiful
    isn’t it all related?
    God and the BigBang?
    Show me where God isn’t?
    One is One
    Amin Brother!

  36. avatar
    davem | 20 May 2006 at 6:02 am #

    Hi Steve.
    Fascinating & a real privilege to be able to read your thoughts each day.
    My question (& a supplementary or two if it’s allowed Bamber) is this……

    If Venus used to have enough water to sustain life but is now very hot would it be a nice holiday venue for Georgie Bush & Tony B?

    Would they:

    – get nice tans?
    -send us a postcard?
    – be able to fry an egg on the pavement?

    Also, why have I jumped out of bed at 6.30 on a Saturday morning to read your bloomin’ blog? God moves in mysterious ways I guess.

    Just over a week to the London gigs!! Yippee.

    Love you more,

    Dave

  37. avatar
    12str | 20 May 2006 at 11:07 am #

    hahaha!
    the cosmic rhubarb theory!!
    i guess i believe in that small bang of everyday..wich happen everyday as i wake up… the time it takes for me to evolve from a tired neanderthalish not so human creature….to a modern functioning social man is like a miracle itself… whats your theory about that mr darwin??
    they talk about that cosmic soup in wich electricity was added suddenly became full of living things like amoebas and stuff!!
    coffee man coffee!!
    thats that heaven sent cosmic soup that makes life continue to evolve against all odds!
    it works for me anyway!!

    and for my question for you dear mr K….
    why the bass?
    as i mentioned before im impressed by your fantastic basslines and it really makes the difference and brings another dimension to the art that the church make!
    but im curious cause the bass is like the last instrument you can see yourself with as a youngster
    with rockstar ambitions..
    i see bass players as more mature than the narscissistic guitarplayers! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    take care!
    (the not so brilliant guitarist)
    12str

  38. avatar
    all i have all i need all you got | 20 May 2006 at 11:52 am #

    part (a) how to cope with idolatry
    it’s really all about the calling
    if you feel a need to connect with someone then go
    give them the chance to share the radiance of your presence
    even if you stand 20 feet away or look into their eyes
    think “famous people who have met me” rather than vice versa
    part (b) nature god death and the afterlife
    when I go to the island and remember my dear departed lover
    I look out to sea and dolphins always appear
    one year there were hundreds jumping through the waves
    and when I went down to the lake yesterday
    sat there underneath the willow watching shadows in the sky
    sunlight came through the trees while
    green bridge pylons marched in from the cemetery
    20 white cockatoos were on the wing
    10 ibis baked in the sun
    5 black crows had a bath
    2 white ducks touched beaks and said
    I know you can keep me warm

  39. avatar
    matthew | 20 May 2006 at 2:44 pm #

    Steve, everything you say about creation has always made perfect sense to me. I’ve told you how my daughter and I pray for you and your daughters. People who won’t look into the spiritual realm are blind by their own choice. How many mental calisthenics does it take to extract God from the whole equation? I shudder to think. What’s important is: hang on to what you CAN see. It keeps getting clearer and clearer. Eventually we can ‘come as little children’… pretty simple…

  40. avatar
    Fandorin | 20 May 2006 at 3:38 pm #

    (1) with that little girl due in august and a relationship across the borders i ask you – how is it possible to maintain trust and love with each other when you are absent. what to do not to lose the line/to break the contact; and how to be a good father. advice?

    (2) my twin asks – was there a kind of initial event that made you a songwriter? when did you first realize that the main thing you can do and want to do is writing beautiful songs?

    love,
    stefan

  41. avatar
    Aynthem | 20 May 2006 at 3:55 pm #

    What is, Is.

    We will never understand it or explain it all, because we’re part of it.

    It doesn’t matter how we got here, or where we’re going, or how it all came to Be. What matters is that the grass is green, the sky is blue, the sun is yellow, and that we are here, now, to Just Be, as the grass and the sky and the sun are Just Being.

    I believe in nothing. I have no faith. I just accept.

    What is, Is.

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    Anonymous | 20 May 2006 at 6:50 pm #

    bright are the stars that shine
    dark is the sky
    I know this love of mine will never die

    So here we are kids! get ur tix
    to the LOrDS Science FAir!
    where everythings trapped under
    billions and billions of layers of rock..
    and so Imagine a place..
    where billions and billions of species have come and gone
    where the early show is now the too late show..
    So some get by..
    letting the days go by..
    into the blue again..
    after the moneys gone..
    once ina daydream..
    science gets beat on pretty bad, and they can be such nice chums
    just dont put your thumb down on any theory.. or its a quantum beaker battle
    I respect all scientist cept the ones who monopolize and skewer the evidence
    its tough wearing a white coat everyday
    But seriously it is all at our fingertips,
    the duality of science and religion is one of great significance
    science is so neccessary cause it aims to structure our world as it has..
    and indirectly cools those religeUS fanatical flames..
    too much of one thing can be bad..
    well actually, I Challenge!!!
    a stethoskope to the belly and ruler to the mind and joint to the lips
    hmmm.. after tens of thousands of years of spiritual observation and 10 yrs of growing, ten years of unravelling and a lifetime of loving, it can be concluded:
    it is All One thing, we are all one thing..
    everthing is variation, experience, species, polyrhythmic motions..

    Its all platypuses or pi having underwater seances.. eating pie
    while the tiger cub wont eat his greens, the lamb lies down
    as the birds will serenade every morning, while my sregnif are typing,
    as the paperboy has the whole world in his hands only to throw it all away
    God is science too..
    science is god too..
    just cuz yu aint read the book
    doesnt mean your not in the book
    you are, yu know it deep down
    yu love yur kids same as yur god inside
    he is all, she is all, weez all.. ya heard..

    I too am a Wanderer wandering wondering wonderin out loud..
    I offer one bit of advice when contemplating the world
    “Search your feelings” no one ever told me that, no one ever said to me
    my father lectured but never said “You kid, search inside, dont answer me now, its okay but find it out”
    science will never say it, “religion” never,
    the dude that has yu on the couch may nerdily say “so tell me aboutit Buxton”
    but that aint it, so ask it often
    that is the big bang of spirituality

    when i go to church… I turn it up loud
    and kilbey leads the choir with every song

    “My little special total extravaganza
    your so easy to love, so easy to admire
    I got no reason to stay, yu got reason to love, no reason to die
    even so i must confess a weakness for your elegance
    and sometime I cant tell what Im doin here
    supposed to be a clown or a buccaneer?
    no certainty attached
    why cant I feel it, is it just a lie
    its no reason to be sad
    oh that reminds me, this is just Maya
    the flowers down the side of the house this morning,
    the present moment unending..
    to be written in sankrit again
    sometime i cant tell if Im yu or me
    for all time, there never be another quite like thee..
    we sang it for the birds, I hope somebody listened,
    a song about a day, the planet was still,
    nothing moved as it slept in space, I said goodbye,
    closed my eyes
    pulled on my suit and exited quietly..

    cuz deep inside when yu gett older there are layers upon layers of defense mechanisms and appropriated knowledge masking as instinct
    when at the core there is so much more elemental consciousness
    that gives creativity and connects you to the divine dirt that we all are.
    Can yu Dig it..

    Big bang, Brain Fart
    it always ends up at the start
    causation station ever grooving
    does it Matter
    sexier when moving
    is the creation ur fascination
    with manifestation
    before and after
    I am Now
    yet deep inside
    my vrittis subsides and
    the pond water clears to a glisten
    Aum is the word
    the last the dinosaur heard
    so we better sing or listen
    like never before
    cause science is great
    but it cant replicate
    love surrender peace or devotion
    words can define Sublime
    but the silence of god is my ocean

    jaime rodriguez

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    mike a | 20 May 2006 at 10:09 pm #

    How did you learn how to play all of those instruments (solo albums)-and how was it recording in a spare bedroom for Remindlessness? When you write a song – how do you start, with the music or the lyrics?

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    seamus | 20 May 2006 at 10:40 pm #

    Steven,

    For my one question to ya, I’m going to bring it back to the music side of things, since that is what I’ve always primarily enjoyed about you in the first place.

    I’m curious if you might consider releasing some of your home church demos at some point? You know, the ones from back when you used to demo tracks at the ole bedroom studios (in Rose Hell) before bringing the songs into the guys in the band? If the ancient reels* are in decent shape, I think a release of those might ? possibly be well received. Thoughts? Perhaps JLK and the crack hundred team staff at Karmic Hit Inc. are already on the case!

    *Sidebar- if you have to bake the tapes, do you get baked before baking them? Yikes, I don’t want to exceed the one question per person limit.

    I hope that you and all your girls are happy and in good form this week.

    Best,
    Seamus
    -Somewhere in the USA

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    rubikon | 21 May 2006 at 2:28 am #

    I don’t think it ultimately matters what you believe – you may believe the truth to be this or that or something completely incomprehensible but the truth is the truth whatever that might be.

    Personally I don’t really have a clue but I’m still searching for some kind of truth.

    I don’t think any of us really has all the answers but maybe that’s the whole point – maybe the search for the truth is actually what it’s all about.

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    juniper | 21 May 2006 at 4:05 am #

    Hmmmm…..I’m thinkin’ R. Crumb here: “Mr. Natural, What does it all mean????” ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. avatar
    Phedra | 21 May 2006 at 5:44 am #

    is complacency the enemy of the artist…why or why not?

  48. avatar
    Cam | 21 May 2006 at 9:21 am #

    Hi Steve, My question is more to do with the music. I’m really interested to know what your bass rig consists of (live & studio) and if this isn’t sneaking in a 2nd question, what are the favourite guitars and basses that you own?

    Hope the back comes good!

    Cam

  49. avatar
    invisiwoman | 22 May 2006 at 12:28 am #

    to hell with everyone else!! believe what ever you wish!!!who should care?? YOU


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