posted on May 26, 2010 at 7:58 am


ceiling whacks
sin city
bad times
catching a dirty little train back to yer hovel in the sticks
nibbling grimy biscuit as you watch the miss nsw pageant
toggling backwards n forwards between 2 points on the griddle
fuck! youve burnt yer fingers on the faux flames
jesus! that packet of neuroweb cost 300 fucking bucks
watch out! an avalanche of scrambly bugs
moon still glows out the flue
tremors reaching into the vast interior of your pasts
quickmetal fatiguing faster than you can watch it
yer wife irons yer sox
one for me
one for you
some stupid machine you bought cheap dont work
your lulu has been gazetted
that little bloody bastard nero drake
hes diddled me outta my bonus questions
they were gonna gift ya a gift
you attended a lifestyle seminar in chalky vale
where you learnt auto response and angle management
the rain starts up again
oh god my feet so cold now
my stomach so empty
i’m shaking uncontrollably
someone sitting behind you its linda b
she picks at your head
wow your brains are tiny she exclaims
what does it say on the meter?
what happens if you lose the ticket?
the windows rattle and the drafts penetrate deftly
words rolling off my back like feathers
suddenly everything slows down becomes soft n intense
a woman lying on her stomach on the bed
in the red light her pink skin glows electric white
hit me baby she murmurs sleepily
the pub across the road turns off its grog
the cops bust an honest joe and he goes down quiet
the soda jerks and the bar flies away
i piece together history from u-tube tutorials
hey did you know alexander the great pretender return to sender
hey i learnt that ancient rome had 23 different words for empire
hey i learnt that plate is the capital of china
finally something packs it in
and the world drops out of the sky
i shoulda known it
more personal grief
the boom has bust

12 Responses to “carapace”

  1. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 26 May 2010 at 10:48 am #

    shades of jeff vandermeer's veniss rising…..contrast of filth and grime and technology……

    love always…..

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 May 2010 at 11:03 am #

    crikey your good mate, fun to read

    the real croc dundee
    (stu barrister of wollongong)

  3. avatar
    Broken Toys and Heros | 26 May 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    "plate is the capital of china"…when i read that i almost fell out of my chair laughing !!!!

    have a great day !!!

    DJK082067

  4. avatar
    knot | 26 May 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    sand resists stone

  5. avatar
    12str | 26 May 2010 at 2:44 pm #

    "its all the food n booze that ages people we agree
    and working for the man n doing a job you hate
    makes you all bitter n boring n yer hair turns white"

    Is this what became of all the youthful expectations we all shared? Some made it, most of us didn´t..
    It seem that the most of us struggle to earn dough to keep us afloat in the sea of consumtion..stuck in a loop, living in boxes piled on top of eachother in the outskirts of cities and communities..making love to our large television sets
    and laptops instead of our wives and husbands..
    I ran recently into an old friend who married a thai woman and moved to kohpagnan. They live in a small hutlike house overlooking the beach. Not needing much but living a good life with a lot of friends and no large tv 😉
    I look up to the people who manage to make a change of lifestyle and dare to take the step out of the loop..
    Fantastic blogs as always SK..looking fwd to the new website.

    //P

  6. avatar
    Jason | 26 May 2010 at 6:29 pm #

    You've heard of '6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon' right? Well there's a website called 6 Degrees of Black Sabbath that allows users to connect artists in several steps.

    Here's my link where I make a path from Steve to Axl Rose in 12 steps!

    http://labs.echonest.com/SixDegrees/index?start=steve+kilbey&end=axl+rose

    Steve Kilbey is in
    The Church with
    Marty Willson-Piper who was in
    All About Eve with
    Rik Carter who was also in
    The Mission with
    Scott Garrett who was also in
    Holy Barbarians with
    Ian Astbury who is in
    The Cult with
    Matt Sorum who was in
    Guns N Roses with
    Axl Rose

    See pretty cool huh?
    Try to stump it by connecting Church member with really obscure connections.

    Off now to link Steve with Ronnie James Dio…

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 May 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    http://labs.echonest.com/SixDegrees/index?start=steve+kilbey&end=Marc+Bolan

    Steve Kilbey to Marc Bolan in 18 steps

  8. avatar
    fantasticandy | 26 May 2010 at 10:39 pm #

    'alexander the great pretender',
    yeah!
    i like that wordplay thing ya do.

  9. avatar
    princey | 26 May 2010 at 11:38 pm #

    Hi sk, I hope you're ok, the last couple of lines in this blog got me worried, what's going on? or am I just reading too much into it?
    Take care dearest Killsy.
    Love Amanda

  10. avatar
    bc | 27 May 2010 at 12:58 am #

    ebbs and flows
    rocknrolla~~~

  11. avatar
    Cocoamo | 27 May 2010 at 1:36 am #

    Dear Steve

    Time flies like an arrow
    But fruit flies like banannas

    Your friend in Pennsylvania

  12. avatar
    LF | 27 May 2010 at 2:55 am #

    You are clever with the sound of words, Mr. K.


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