posted on January 6, 2009 at 7:53 pm

suddenly today i wake up changed
i crawl out of my car apace
i wash all these songs from my hands
i labour away at the notes that cling
i lift flute phrases away with tweezers
i am a man
everything is s’posed to be all laid on for me
i walk outside and survey my kingdom
my sword is dressed to the hilt
i cut all attachments
my tongue is on a roll
my hands finger each other
my calves wander never lost
my eyes that hear visions
my mighty heart that pounds in its cage
my hardness that reinforces each delicacy
my whispering thoughts that think themselves
god i’m good
good god, i’m……
i’m good, god
good, i’m god
i sift thru it all so you dont have to
my mind is awake
on darkest nights
computing our position
aligning our strange stars
documenting limbos chaos
apprehending crimes henchwomen
pressing the pills of muchlove
i got a dozen buckets of pseud
i got customers stretching around the blogk
i got people ringing me up from antares
“i just bumped into mick, he tells me you know where to score”
i’m into everything
but at the right moment
i’m right back out again
nothings gonna change my world
still i expect no small reward
i’m the kinda person that takes everything you had
and says well whats for dessert?
nothing can keep up
because i move at the speed of melancholy
(einstein computed this to be $49.95)
i dream what others take as reality
for lucifers sake there is no other
now i’m old
i’m a proper sage n everything
dressed in saffron garb age 54
i dispense my advice
arizona take off yer indian shoes
indiana wants me lord i cant go back there
the lights all went out in massachusetts
nothing would be finer than to be in carolina
oh oh alabama can i see you and shake your hand?
texas thats where i wanna be down in texas
californian wine tastes fine
staring down a forty five in west virginny
in the cold kentucky rain
kentucky woman she gets to know ya
she gets to show ya…..
in the meanest time
in n.bondi it is overcaste
my skin develops an allergy to itself
i swim n i sauna n i chat to the locals
the old diggers playing gin rummy
the iron man ivans n the muscle marys
the tourists who wander in our fair boroughs
the weirdos n dispossessed n repossessed
i plough up n down my lane
cursing the johnny come latelys
who dont have the balls to swim in winter
(isnt there a joke in there somewhere)
i swim swim swim swimmy swimmy swim
i listen to my breath bubble in n out
my breath starts to lock into a pattern
my limbs still heavy from xmas xcess
my brain thinks over old times
i overtake n am overtaken
somedays i glide through turquoise heavens
somedays i fight through a saline grey sludge
sometimes i am alone in a lonely pool
othertimes the swimmers jostle n derail
i sit in the sauna watching the surfers weaving dissolving patterns
i walk home pumped up on endorphins…
its a hard fix to get
but its worth the trubble…
colour of the day
blue coming out of grey
sound of the age
a dead lark in a cage
film i’d go n see
a film of tears n a cuppa tea
i am yet to conker the world of ballet
stay untuned
steve xxx

28 Responses to “choreography”

  1. avatar
    the dean | 6 January 2009 at 9:35 pm #

    ballet!? – really I can’t see it.

  2. avatar
    Freddie | 6 January 2009 at 9:41 pm #

    You’ve got a busy, busy mind!
    I could just see you washing the songs off your hands.
    It’s a dirty job man, I know.
    But somebody’s gotta do it!

  3. avatar
    princey | 6 January 2009 at 9:55 pm #

    It’s a grey coming out of grey day here in Melby which sets the mood that way too, no happy sunshine like the past few days.

    Actually, I’ve seen you do a bit of imitation ballet in your ballets boots sk, the strong calves will get you there, don’t give up ok 🙂

    What else is coming up in the world of sk. How are your paintings for the exhibition going? Keep us posted ok!
    luv Amanda

  4. avatar
    mahatma kane jeeves | 6 January 2009 at 10:01 pm #

    ron – gone 🙁

  5. avatar
    mahatma kane jeeves | 6 January 2009 at 10:02 pm #

    “Everyone thinks it’s really simple: ‘Hey, it’s three chords. I can do that,’ ” Asheton once said with a laugh. “It’s not true. A song like ‘TV Eye’ sounds simple but it’s that groove and I’ve never seen anybody else hit it.”

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 January 2009 at 10:08 pm #

    what happened to yer proposed melbourne move…the one that was gonna happen fast?

  7. avatar
    kat | 6 January 2009 at 10:10 pm #

    low gray sleet oHio here but i'm still in kentucky. & a ton of other places. here & gone again. start doling out the pills, sk, this brat needs 'em.

    pittsburgh. many family memories for me there. i didn't even know the andy warhol thang was there but your art is much better.

    hang in there, fiends.

  8. avatar
    EDD | 6 January 2009 at 11:05 pm #

    Sounds like you wanna move. Be it in your head, your household, on the road or just plain , physically going somewhere else.

    Anywhere’s bettern’ here!

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 January 2009 at 12:47 am #

    anything is better than this.anywhere is better than this.anytime now,is better than not at all.x

  10. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 7 January 2009 at 5:23 am #

    i know where you’re coming from with the exercise thing, some days it’s a chore and you end up watching the clock and other days your mind switches off and your body takes over and it’s almost like yoga, i’d imagine…
    but, ah, those endorphins, reeaaall gooood…
    love always…..

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 January 2009 at 9:09 am #

    i lift fruit flavours away with cleavers . ;/ ‘) :I xo

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    Anonymous | 7 January 2009 at 9:53 am #

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    catchow | 7 January 2009 at 11:50 am #

    first off,steve,you may be sage but you’re not old!
    once more,a very pleasant walk in the meanders of your mind…
    nice to recall the neil diamond’kentucky song,but if you’re down in texas… “you’re gonna miss me!…

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 January 2009 at 11:55 am #

    What is wrong with some of your readers? You have some unappreciative morons on here Dear Steven.

  15. avatar
    John Garratt | 7 January 2009 at 2:25 pm #

    Tell me,
    Am I out of line?
    Is it totally a shock?
    Is it an inevitability?
    That when I read a Time Being blog anymore,
    I cannot focus?
    Darn baby, keeping me running ragged.
    I don’t know what SK is talking about half the time.
    My mind is…cinged!!!! Tsssssss…!!!

    John Garratt

  16. avatar
    CSTCoach | 7 January 2009 at 4:55 pm #

    Been enjoying the past few days, as always. haven’t commented lately but reading (working to finish up final rewrites of my travel book, then can breathe again…)

    been listening a lot to the k/k myspace tracks, and esoteric music club. really great stuff!

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 January 2009 at 5:46 pm #

    Sounds painful! 😛

  18. avatar
    seoigh | 7 January 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    Today’s non sequitur:

    The arrangement of “Celestial” is really quite beautiful. Good work.

  19. avatar
    davem | 7 January 2009 at 6:43 pm #

    I thought you left your balls in the sea at Brighton??!!

  20. avatar
    davem | 7 January 2009 at 7:55 pm #

    Good news about the new label guv?

  21. avatar
    eek | 7 January 2009 at 8:41 pm #

    suddenly today i wake up changed

    As long as it’s not into a bug, you’re ok.

  22. avatar
    steve kilbey | 7 January 2009 at 8:58 pm #

    one of the beetles

  23. avatar
    eek | 7 January 2009 at 9:13 pm #

    Hmm…it did seem to work for them. Not so hot for Gregor though.

  24. avatar
    fantasticandy | 7 January 2009 at 9:15 pm #

    yeah….it all went quiet on this ‘new label’ thing…
    c’mon killer….spill the beans!

  25. avatar
    veleska1970 | 7 January 2009 at 10:16 pm #

    “its a hard fix to get
    but its worth the trubble..”
    exercise IS worth the trouble. but some days i can’t seem to get into it….

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 January 2009 at 10:19 pm #

    never trust a skinny chef,;D xo

  27. avatar
    lily was here | 9 January 2009 at 1:15 pm #

    I rather picture you and Sam in ‘Petrushka’ (love that one). Im sure you could jazz up the score too; and you wouldnt have to wear tights 🙂

  28. avatar
    ross b | 13 January 2009 at 7:14 am #

    moving at the speed of melancholy..yep, can relate to that baby!

    not having the balls to swim down the b.bars in winter…yep, admit to that one…it’s soupy indoor chlorine all the way for me!

    …but i’ve been beaching it alot recently up and down the toasty coasty..

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