posted on September 25, 2006 at 8:53 pm

garbage day
6.56 a.m.
cloudy cool day
cosmic jokers plays quietly in the corner
feet feel cold n milesaway
a bamboo plant moves softly in the breeze
man of troubles
man of many small niggly worries
that scurry from sight
avoiding the light
preferring the night…
ears ringin’ like reverb chambers
clock like metronome
60 beats per minute
a quiet insistent rim-shot
tickin’ my life away
bit by bit
second on second
the streets are quiet
i imagine the horror
of heaving myself outta bed
pulling on my suit
and exiting quietly……for work!
thank you lord
i do not have to “work”
but i cant work
i dont work
and i dont do work
work aint working for me
if ya dont work it
it wont work
so work it yer worth it
i can only concentrate on things i like
then im a daemon
but study, work, decisions
everyone knows im useless
i’m the guy sprouting songs
but cant change a light year
im the guy who could knock out some bullshit onna blogge
but doesnt know how to download a mp fucking 3 fyle
i only just yessaday discovered shuffle on my eyepodd
dont go camping with me…
well, you werent planning to
its for certain we’d be eaten by bears
or busted by rangers
or maybe vicey versa
i am anathema to organization(s)
i’m a perpetual scruff
im casual all year round
if ya see me in a suit ya know its serious
i wish it was like that
for all those like me who are uninclined to work
the beasts n the birds dont work
and theyre all getting by
eating, having sex, roamin’ about
look at humans
struggling away in fluoro lit office-jails
just to get what the beasts get for free
if you dismantled the milly-terry
you could just pay us bohemians n hippies
to stay at home n goof off
not clog up ye olde werk faucet
not waste the “straights” time
trying to process us
you see
there are people who wanna work….
(yes, its true!)
people like me shouldnt stand in their way
i retired myself for their sakes
so they didnt have ta fit a starshaped peg
into their squaare hole…
everybodies different
i know that
viva la difference
i just want em to let my people go
but my people still get paid
the leisure society
sure sure the “straights” can have all the beemers n gold
as far as im fuckin’ concerned
just pay us ‘orrible ‘ippies to stay ‘ome if we want
itd be better for everyone
youd apply to the govvyment for a hippy licence
thered be an interview
are you a pothead?
do you like kraut,space or cosmic rock?
have you ever at anytime worn paisley or floral?
do you consider strawberry fields forever says it all?
do you ever read “eastern” stuff?
do you like trees?
do you hate huntin’ and the fuckin’ footy?
do you disdain killed food and corpseburgers?
do you hate caked on makeup n perf-fume?
do you enjoy poetry?
do you enjoy kids books still?
do you love yonder oceans n lakes n rivers?
do you wish things could be more peaceful?
do you disdain yobbos gettin’ in yer face in pubs?
do you ever wish for a bit more understanding?
do you think bushy n the rest are pathetic?
do you ever look at the idiots in charge down here
and say what the f…….?
if you answered yes to more than 3 of those quezzies
you may be eligible for the hippy benefit payment
which means you stay home
we give ya 50 grand a year
you do whatever the hell you like
as long as you promise
not to ever darken the work-faucets doorstep again
you see now that every army on earth has been sacked
and all the weapons melted down for playgrounds
and all the money redistributed to the bohemians
theres been a big boom in the art supplies sector
and in instrument shops
the florists are doing well
as well as the veggie cafes
the beaches are full of bathers
the countrys full of picnickers
the libraries are full of readers
everyone is happy forever n ever
ah men

urr…time to wake up now nevets
you old youtopian daydreemah
it’ll never work!

66 Responses to “cloudy morning blogge”

  1. avatar
    veleska1970 | 25 September 2006 at 9:59 pm #

    jeez, steve~~i have to stop meeting you first thing in the morning like this….heh heh heh (of course for me, i’m soon-to-be on my way out of the “fluoro lit office-jail” to pick up the little one and go home. the 5:00 whistle is almost upon me here in central standard time.)

    i answered “yes” to more than just three of your interview questions.

    so….when do i start??? (or stop for that matter….) i hate working. i’d rather be doing my photography, but the life i want doesn’t pay the bills and keep a roof over my daughter’s head, unfortunately.

    **sniffle** well, maybe someday we can all enjoy the youtopia we were meant for. indeed.

    lotza love……

  2. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 25 September 2006 at 10:06 pm #

    Sign me up! If I could get on that plan I’d be retiring now @ age 23 eatin carrots and just seein my bands every night.

    Although I think I *am* one of those yabbos in the pubs.

  3. avatar
    Altres | 25 September 2006 at 10:08 pm #

    are you a pothead? Yes
    do you like kraut,space or cosmic rock? Yes
    have you ever at anytime worn paisley or floral? Yes
    do you consider strawberry fields forever says it all? Some days.
    do you ever read “eastern” stuff? Yes
    do you like trees? Yes
    do you hate huntin’ and the fuckin’ footy? Yes
    do you disdain killed food and corpseburgers? Yes
    do you hate caked on makeup n perf-fume? Yes
    do you enjoy poetry? Yes
    do you enjoy kids books still? Yes
    do you love yonder oceans n lakes n rivers? Yes
    do you wish things could be more peaceful? Yes
    do you disdain yobbos gettin’ in yer face in pubs? No, it is a Scottish passtime.
    do you ever wish for a bit more understanding? Yes
    do you think bushy n the rest are pathetic? Yes
    do you ever look at the idiots in charge down here
    and say what the f…….? Yes

    I love a quiz that I can answer. 😀


  4. avatar
    mattdavison | 25 September 2006 at 10:16 pm #

    Ya right Kilbo.. Work ain’t workin….
    I ve been an actor since I was 14..My mother alway’s says go get a jobbie..I earned 50 thou in 94 for from being on crappy TV soaps..In the top 10 % of workin actors in this little paradise called Manuka land..
    Spent years of and on the Govy Benifit, felt louzzy about et. Took many jobbies in da corporate world…Kissed assy. No way!! at INL publications I was National and International Account Manager for Nzs largest publication.. and paid big bikkies ta do ?/??? dunno keep da budgets up sell more addies for Murdock (ass) and enter at eight hav a 40 min smoko…Fuc around chattin to the minnions in da potitions.. look out old window and dream of that phone call that would take me away to a great gig.. Matt we have a role for you, you play an awsome young man affected by a C*** of an addiction who finds his soul in the most unusuall of places..It will have intensity, diversity, …could ern ya an day!! Canne ya do it Matt!!! Oh baby Yeah!!
    Once missed a huge Hollywood break caus I was fucc-in playing slot machines.. Director came from Sydnee, and I lost track of time…Ousted from the Actin frat for a long time..Yes thats me vice and et’s nearly killed me…
    Who cares anyway!!! But I wont sell me soul, me brused and bullied soul.. Well College you fuccers” look what ya little coments and pushes have done..
    Now I paint piccies sell em for thousands…So fuc em all..
    Gonna have a cuppa tea head down and think about Monet.. love dat cat.
    Do a pick
    have a dream
    try and keep away from the pokies.
    M (Spose I am a Bohem too)

  5. avatar
    General Catz | 25 September 2006 at 10:25 pm #

    count me in

    miss grove

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 September 2006 at 10:49 pm #

    vive utopia
    vive dreaming your dreams
    vive SK

  7. avatar
    lorrain | 25 September 2006 at 10:54 pm #

    yep artists don’t work, they play
    a child plays
    an adult works
    as an artist U play the works
    i agree extensively

  8. avatar
    Richard | 25 September 2006 at 10:59 pm #

    at last some policy

    just when I thought the SK for Canberra tilt had run out of puff!

  9. avatar
    Tokin'Jester | 25 September 2006 at 11:00 pm #

    OOHH!!!! HOW I WISH!!!

  10. avatar
    the dean | 25 September 2006 at 11:09 pm #

    Unfortunately the wigs need slaves and hate to see people enjoying themselves for free.. viva la revolution

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 September 2006 at 11:10 pm #

    Damn you kilbey!!, for a moment there I thought there was a way out..yes give me one o those ippie licenses…I answer a YES to all the questions…but here I am in that suit, in that office …readin yr bloogee in my office prison…I will remain an afterhours & w/end ippie with my workday charade quitely telling em all to get f***ed.
    Pedro V

  12. avatar
    matt | 25 September 2006 at 11:10 pm #

    As a straight (who is oddly happy to work), let me say that I would be willing to support your proposal.

    Sign here and here and here and initial here. Thanks Mr Kilbey. Your cheque is in the mail.

  13. avatar
    Centuryhouse | 25 September 2006 at 11:18 pm #

    I wish I could stay home and read, write songs, jam with other musicians, write poetry etc and NEVER go to work at a job.

    That’s what I used to do until a couple of years ago, but once I had a daughter the lack of income and medical insurance neccesitated a change in work habits. When I had a child and needed to feed them and keep them healthy, I had to take the hard road and do work that I may not have been cut out to do.

    I wish I could have been one of the lucky lottery winners that gets to pursue their art AND make enough money doing it to care for their families without being a financial burder to others.

    I’ll never completely fit in the ‘work’ world, but I love my daughter. Time is not as plentiful as it used to be but I can still write my songs, record them etc AND be a responsible father. I’ve gotta do what I’ve gotta do so that I can look at myself in the mirror and sleep at night with a clear conscience.

  14. avatar
    Melquiades | 25 September 2006 at 11:22 pm #

    Do you like to wear a fig leaf and walk around in garden’s of eden? Yes.

    A twist on the utopian and dystopia of fictional and nonfictional paths (you know, there is actually a real commune in the US called Twin Oaks pattered after Walden Two).

    Hey, Peter Garrett’s doing it with a suit and you said if we saw you in a suit it was serious. Maybe a hemp suit? And lobby this shit, man.

  15. avatar
    ambnt1 | 25 September 2006 at 11:35 pm #

    Guess what? I’m at work! Tryin’ not to do much work. It’s not working. Somebuddy’s over my shoulder spying on my Inter-Net exploits, or there’s a monitor in the system tryin’ to catch us goofoffs. I like that word “anathema”. Except in the dictionary it says: a solemn curse, a person or thing accursed. also: one intensely disliked. So my question is: are you using the word correctly? Please get to “work” and try to find out for me. Thanks!


    n.p. Cocteau Twins, “Head Over Heels”

  16. avatar
    syrinx | 25 September 2006 at 11:49 pm #

    This particular blog today did me an amount of good I cannot explain properly or sum up even close to adequately. I think you took a lot of the “there’s really something wrong with my attitude” out of my attitude today. Because I’m getting that front and back lately. Many thanks.

    I don’t even use the flourescent light in my *kitchen* I hate that kind of light so much. I have lost count on how many low-level lights are in my place. It’s not all that obvious, though. I work ’em in subtly. My worst fear is that when I get done with what I’m studying, the job that will make the most sense to take will involve both a cubicle in a gigantic room AND lots of flourescent lighting, which would be equal to being atmospherically soul-raped every day.

    I AM guilty of too much makeup on the eyes, though. I admit it. I’m from the EIGHTIES.

    I like to think that it might help the gods to find them again should they lose track of me in the shuffle.


  17. avatar
    soulsample | 26 September 2006 at 12:31 am #

    I am not working.. By the Manic Street preachers.. “this is my truth tell me yours” Say’s it all..

  18. avatar
    Centuryhouse | 26 September 2006 at 12:54 am #

    >>>>By the Manic Street preachers.. “this is my truth tell me yours” Say’s it all.. < <<< Good stuff! I just listened to that last week… dw

  19. avatar
    fergal | 26 September 2006 at 12:57 am #

    head silver, feet of clay

    i answer ‘yes’ to all questions except – sorry but it’s [kinda sad but] true – the one about the footy (albeit i do hate huntin!) …

    i’m at work now … yet getting paid to read & write comments such as these …


  20. avatar
    shawn_el | 26 September 2006 at 1:20 am #

    SK – I liked your thing yesterday about the fat music execs not being the ones who drive the music biz. You are right…it’s not the CEOs with private bathrooms that make the world go round – it’s you and me and the rest of the folks who actually care about people and about life.
    That little snippet of yours plus today’s entry were a comfort to me; my lovely girlfriend who I adore just left me to go away to business school.
    I know it’s weird for some joker like me to unload on a 52 year-old space rocker like yourself, but I thought you would see the connection and appreciate the circumstance.

  21. avatar
    JJ | 26 September 2006 at 1:58 am #

    “I was hired and fired but never inspired”….that sums up my so-called career at big, soulless corporation entity that sucks the life outta ya every day. Picture the movie “Office Space.” Ah, Nevets…you’ve peered into my windowless fluoro office on the 4th floor. It depresses me, but – the daily bread must be spread. I was fired there, but then strangely re-hired by another managerial type who I had nothing in common with, but liked me ’cause I delivered some critical goods for him. He told marketeer fiend, “Jerry’s an enigma,” I took as compliment. I’m an actor there, I surf the net and goof off doing stuff I like. Do the werk at the last minute to keep up appearances, turn in the goods. Get some nice travel though – love to go on my own and visit the districts I want on their dime, collect freq. flying things to frequently fly to Church shows.

    Answered “yes” to all questions, application going out in mail tomorrow. Hope I pass the audition.


  22. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 26 September 2006 at 2:27 am #

    Make sure the govt lets us buy
    guitars and amps and strings
    at a vast discount
    Govt. Surplus Fender Basses
    Now 50% off with your Hippe ID card!

    serious question for you
    do you like the Fender
    pink paisley guitars
    or the
    blue floral guitars


  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 September 2006 at 3:13 am #

    I love “tomorrow never knows” from Revolver – does that count?


  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 September 2006 at 3:30 am #

    Hi SK,

    Loved your blog about your day in old Melby town, couldn’t stop laughing, you’ve made my day.
    Ever thought about doing stand up?

    Two more days till the Basement on tele. Can’t wait, just what we need to get in the mood for the Enmore.

    Added a vote on the Age poll for the band and best song. But hey who needed it for Under the Milky Way, it’s way out in front.

    Love Therese

  25. avatar
    Daberhasher | 26 September 2006 at 3:36 am #

    …there now little starsweeper,
    dream on…
    and on and on and on…


  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 September 2006 at 4:04 am #

    dear sk
    loved your bloggie
    fields forever

  27. avatar
    ...being here, doing this... | 26 September 2006 at 4:09 am #

    now i’m excited!

    we’re talking the same language!

    work dont particularly want me….except the dregs of work that noone else wants

    cept it aint work for me….visiting the forgotten neglected aged

    cleaning their pad a tad

    and drinkin their tea and nibblin their cookies with em

    we laugh together…and we forget our yesterdays together

    i’m a genius too

    its just my brain dont work proper…according to what proper’s sposed to be

    “proper work” cant use a creator…they want a replicator

    it took a genius of hawking proportions to work out why me brain don’t function proper

    but i coulda told em me neurons aren’t metabolising…cause they’re basically disinterested

    this immanence/transcendence thing’s got me thinking (it took me by surprise too)

    i went straight from the dense to the dissolved

    maybe i shoulda taken the scenic route

    the cosmic bypass

    ya cannot stay here & dissolved forever

    unless you smack yaself stupid

    but wheres the joy in that

    claytons enlightenment

    besides….theres work to be done….

    after the ecstasy, the laundry

    there aint no enlightened retirement on this here satellite

    so i’ll keep cleanin & nibblin & sippin & laughin & writin & forgettin

    till i’m usurped

  28. avatar
    daydreamer | 26 September 2006 at 4:11 am #

    YAY!! I want my hippy license!

  29. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 26 September 2006 at 4:39 am #

    me have a question me want answered if possible, why is your violet town website shut down, me want to see me butterflies flying around…

  30. avatar
    sue cee | 26 September 2006 at 5:57 am #

    There’s a movie script in here nevets!

  31. avatar
    Garry S. | 26 September 2006 at 6:46 am #

    Hey dere – if you like this stuff – check out – Manic St Preechers! They are the ultimate band – the Church took a lot from them… but their lyrics and songs are really so much better and mean so much more. Where Kilbey is scared to say anything – MSP let is all out and really tell it like it is. They are the best band ever.
    Also – the Killers – rock big time.

  32. avatar
    sparki sista | 26 September 2006 at 7:34 am #


  33. avatar
    rubikon | 26 September 2006 at 7:49 am #

    We’re all born free, we just get conditioned to be slaves…working our lives away for the mighty dollar/insert your own currency here.

    The most precious thing any of us has is time – we’ve only got so much of it – it’s a finite resource – but so many of us just give so much of it away.

  34. avatar | 26 September 2006 at 8:16 am #

    decisions? i can’t decide either.


  35. avatar
    calling down baal and zeus | 26 September 2006 at 9:17 am #

    i want my h. b. p .

    can not stand for fluro lights …

    syrinx we use lamps in the kitchen..

    bob marley got himself a beemer ..his first car ..and the suits at bmw couldnt stand it said it cheapened their image….wankers would line up for bobs endorsement nowadays…

    on the topic of work…whew ..been workin since i was ten…

    im at the end of a self imposed sabbatical right now …these last three months have been the first time i havent had to work in twenty nine years ,…….

    i dont want to go back..

    i want my h . b . p .

  36. avatar
    fantasticandy | 26 September 2006 at 9:50 am #

    without your ‘work’ our lives would be a little duller though,no?

  37. avatar
    fantasticandy | 26 September 2006 at 9:51 am #

    without your ‘work’ our lives would be a little duller though,no?

  38. avatar
    fantasticandy | 26 September 2006 at 9:51 am #

    without your ‘work’ our lives would be a little duller though,no?

  39. avatar
    mattdavison | 26 September 2006 at 11:49 am #


    1/this blogg is for SKilbey from the Choich. Period)
    I have come to the feeling that some people are blogging here as if it was a chat site or personal hobbie site.
    At my space you can do that.
    I believe random (cruisers) are surfing over to this blogg and using it to comment unusually high amounts within a small amount of time..
    It is not a Chat line.
    I myself have commented more than once in a day *but try to keep a focus* If I do not do so, please feel free to let me know.
    SK never really cared to be #1 on these bloggs, he just wants to have an intimate group to speak too about his thoughts.
    Some are getting a little carried away with the hype of blogging over here..
    There are others (blogg sites)where chatting about “whatever” is the style.
    But not here…at least thats what I believe.
    The people who do this must know who they are..I don’t want to be indignatious, but SK will get bored soon if we don’t get back to what HIS blog is all about.

    You know who you are………….


    I will comment on this again

  40. avatar
    biggle boggle | 26 September 2006 at 1:17 pm #

    This may be cheesy, but I’m about to go on my first ever “big rock tour”, and I want to thank the Kilbster and his gang of hippies for inspiring me since way back in ’89 to keep trying.

    I’ll be forcing the lads to listen to Priest=Aura and Popol Vuh in the van.

    Thanks Nevets!

  41. avatar
    restaurant mark | 26 September 2006 at 1:43 pm #

    preach on white hippy moses…the leisure society, love it! but damn man…i read this in the mornings before…you know, work…you’re making it difficult on me. now granted i work in an art gallery and have my own picture hanging service…so it’s almost like not working. casual every day here. my work attire and my going to a show or playing attire is the same. but still, the hippy liscense sounds better. hell, my wife and i got married in jeans…brilliant blog.
    take care

  42. avatar
    John Garratt | 26 September 2006 at 1:45 pm #

    $50,000 a year to answer yes to three or more of those questions? Too easy.

    Or is the point to get everyone on earth to loaf?

    On that note, I gotta get back to work. Work, work, work…damn.


  43. avatar
    mandn | 26 September 2006 at 1:47 pm #

    dearest Orpheus,

    I don’t mind work, it’s the job that’s killing me.
    and for lunch today, pizza, with what else?
    the works!

    another thing, I think I scored about a 70 on that little quizzie.
    never been happier to have a C average, ever.


  44. avatar
    Altrez | 26 September 2006 at 2:48 pm #

    Am I a sycophant? Yes

  45. avatar
    Red Prawn (from Woop Woop)™ | 26 September 2006 at 3:44 pm #

    Paradoxical blogge. Independence (to do as one desires) and Dependence (on government caretakers). The chains that bind you – self entanglement logic acrobatics. Counterpoint: if you want to do something with your life, just get on with it. What’s stopping you? Government? Fluoro lights? Rain? Responsibility? Inertia?

    The system of dependence proposed herein has been tried. Socialist Communism. Socialism and central power will never lead to independence nor free choice nor free thinking, even in its more innocuous forms in western governments.

    Sure, sure, there’s plenty to go around – let’s forcibly make sure it goes around. The only problem is it requires everyone to work even less desireable jobs still without a choice. All the while the state/corporation lines its pockets. This form of centralized social handouts provided so much free time for independent exploits, the last I checked, psychedelia and surrealist painting were…. nonexistent.

    Recommendation – less government equals more freedom. Reduce the government and you reduce or eliminate the military and all imperialism. Exercise your god(God) given rights, which governments do not grant.

    Yes, go get a job, THE one you like, whichever it is you like to do, and please don’t blame anyone… but motivation.

  46. avatar
    Noel Christian | 26 September 2006 at 4:19 pm #

    :/ Tuesday is garbage day for me too.

    I’m presently doing my best to leave my place of employment -and still support my children.

    One hour til I leave for work.

    Oh man…

    Time enough to take the trash and recycling to the curb and play a bit of guitar.

  47. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 26 September 2006 at 4:35 pm #

    I can upload my photos at work, and email all my friends, and comment here and write on my blog (sometimes), and spend time with Hoops and Yoyo, and listen to anything I want to, and wear anything I want to, and look out the window and see the fog, or sun and all of the beautiful flowers and trees. Go for a long walk…
    I’m pretty damn lucky.

  48. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 September 2006 at 4:36 pm #

    do you hate huntin’ and the fuckin’ footy?

    what’s a ‘footy’?

  49. avatar
    gareth,notts | 26 September 2006 at 5:29 pm #

    VOTE KILBEY!!!i think most people would vote for that manifesto! work is the blackmail of survival! garry s-what the f*ck are you talking about?i’m a KILLERS fan and i’ve been a MANICS fan since 91,but THE CHURCH were making classic songs while the manics were still shitting yellow(ok,not quite that far!)have you actually listened to any CHURCH stuff??not to knock the manics cos they’re ace,but THE CHURCH’s music is far superior,and they’ve been around twice as long,so much for your theory.they certainly have no need to copy anyone else’s you’ll be telling us noel gallagher is a songwriting genius,or even the spice girls or mister blobby!for f*cks sake man if you’re going to comment on music issues,at least educate yourself about the music first!

  50. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 September 2006 at 5:37 pm #

    A bearded Genius of a druid sits lonely upon a single unforgiving 3 foot by 3 foot jagged rock struggling as if it were gasping for air out of a torrid cold Pacific Ocean.. Or is it the Tasman Sea? Only the minuitest of barefoot gashing waterless lava allows him to roll a dry spliff. As he desperatly looks out East afar far away and on his tippy tip toes so to see over the 15 mile Sealine in desperation, towards the land of the long white cloud, manuka honey, brief haven for Keef Richards – who we recall gave a person of the same insignificance as anyone else on a street, a smile & passing nod, yes, a land of milk and honey and not forgetting a f-ing painting that.. after watching & waiting to the point of shouting “Send me a f-ing painting!!” never arrives at his rocky outcrop… The sun rose, the sun set day after day, week after week, month after month.. to the point that if this poor castaway druid was Robinson Crusoe, the said painting had more chance of drifting by him as would a passing ship to rescue him.

    Then, one cool cloudy morning, after a quick dip in the ocean, and another gorgeos daily Blog sent afloating off to us who adore him, an almost empty plastic Manuka Honey bottle intrusively bumped alongside his abode. Inside was a comment stuck to its inside saying: “Greetings from Aotearoa, a painting is on it’s way to ya, but in the meantime, can you leave my name on the door the National Theatre show? Keep taking that Manuka honey”, and signed : SockfaceMuppetPunch.

    Arnt we all sick of damn Manuka honey by now? I am.

    Paul L AKL(in full appreciation of Dutcho and his sensible comments on this wonderful Blog)

    P.S, keep the humour MD 🙂

  51. avatar
    davem | 26 September 2006 at 6:38 pm #

    I’ll put my cross in yer box….that wasn’t meant to be suggestive.
    Agree with lots of what you say but then work-wise I’m feeling vaguely prostituted to what I used to feel so passionate about!
    Love you more,

    Dave M

  52. avatar
    leelinau | 26 September 2006 at 7:24 pm #

    Your voice makes me want to stay here on earth forever.

  53. avatar
    lorrain | 26 September 2006 at 9:15 pm #

    sunday white night helped somna rhyme and dig out this mess
    ah monday morning, the signs became quite clear (I now catch reminiscenses of a past reference of mine to to the song)

    a mediation for a weak, in the sun n evening dust
    a medication ruse for …fused wild eyed card jokers

    as i reflect on the dreamy conclusion, as I had no idea, I marvel and believe in houdini
    I did not expect the lady cab driver (from 1999, wb & df would relish it) turning me around
    dice rolled for doing this

    beautiful, leave me here, willing and able
    still autumn art

  54. avatar
    landru | 26 September 2006 at 9:20 pm #

    Work is what we all do … so you don’t have to. Really, you get what you give, most of the time, and you guys worked pretty hard truckin’ it round the world to get to our little concrete zoo and jam for our payin’ dolla’ … So, what is work? I guess you just have to decide what you will do for the money …

  55. avatar
    eek | 26 September 2006 at 10:09 pm #

    Yes!! I want to sign up for that program. I’ve been doing the first part (not working a “straight” job) for a decade. If I could just get the second part (getting paid) to kick in I would be even more delighted!

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    mattdavison | 26 September 2006 at 10:48 pm #

    I going against what I said B4 about chating but’ _g-notts ..Manics was my falt, I started talking about them because they are f-in brilliant—-Dif to the Choich. Don’t get stuck into gary…
    we all have our fav bands, and many have a similar eclectic line.

    James dean bradfield lost his writer and soul mate,(richey james) and keep the magic alive..

    It would be the same if the Churchh lost marty..They are Fuccciinn amazing..

    And PL what are you smokin man??

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    pagey | 26 September 2006 at 11:20 pm #

    Work…what is that?? Tried that once, she left me for another woman…ah well, lazy days. I too imagine getting up for it many times, ah the life, trying to learn the guitar, its taking me more than five minutes.

    Strawberry Fields Forever!

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    Anonymous | 26 September 2006 at 11:37 pm #

    I like the footy.

    It can be cruel though.
    80 minutes of cruelty – dont ya love it?

    Dutch Pierre

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    maggie | 26 September 2006 at 11:56 pm #

    wake up nevets i think i got something to say to you
    its late september mornin and its time you were finishing up at the pool
    on your way back from the coast be sure you stop and check your post
    cos nevets i think you’ll find something there for you

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    arcturus | 27 September 2006 at 1:06 am #

    hey steve,
    yes is the answer to all!this is kinda an extreme point of view,but sometimes i wonder why the system of modern society has been designed by the devil.i dont understand why people choose to make money their god,they get on their knees and praise “the almighty dollar” as if it would save them from whats to come.i guess if you look back through history,things werent that different in egypt,the wealthy enslave the peasant to further their idealistic ambitions.and every1 has a price?i dont play that game!on a spiritual note i think when god gave us free will,he was liberating us while at the same time he gave us the understanding of the meaning to take responsability for all of our choices we make in our lifetime.and so ultimately we are all free to choose whatever works for us,and there is always an alternative to choose.also i believe we would perish,without the ability to express ourselves,where does hope begin?we were created with all these gifts to apply to our lives,we were expected to create and re create.look up the meaning “recreation” in a for myself i choose to work with animals,my employer is a proffesional trainer in the movie industry,and i make my living caring for these sweet creatures,food,water,love,play.i also am very greatfull for this experience of unconditional is wonderfull to have time to read to write poetry to walk in the mountains to paint to sew myself a new dress to listen to the silence and hear the angels and to cultivate my relationship with yeah i guess you could say im a hippy!ha ha!thanks as always much love arcturus

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    Anonymous | 27 September 2006 at 2:34 am #

    I didn’t think there would come a time whe we would all be asked to declare our credentials….I find myself unable to answer in the affirmative to many of these questions….
    NO – not a pothead

    NO – do not like kraut/space/cosmic rock (would like to see clear definitions of these varieties of hippy music though)

    YES – have worn paisley/floral

    NO – do not think strawberry fields says it all (how could it? how could any one song?)

    NO – not really read much eastern stuff, read a lot of vonnegut and tom robbins though, they are kind of ‘out of the square’ thinkers/writers are they not?

    YES – i do like trees

    ? – I don’t know if i hate hunting and fooy…don’t know enough about either of them.

    NO – I do not disdain killed food. I am a carnivore

    NO – I do not hate make-up and perfume

    NO – I don’t really dig poetry…maybe I just ain’t read the right stuff….?

    ? – I enjoy a well written kids book. Anything by Tohby Riddle is great. Not any of the Disney novelisations etc.

    ? – I can’t swim so every body of water fills me wth a sense of trepidation..due to a near drowning when I was 14. I can only appreciate from a distance really…

    YES – I wish things could be more peaceful…especially between my own ears.

    ? – I never go to pubs. I used to work in a lot of pubs though and the yobbos were par for the course. Alcohol can turn the nicest individual into a yobbo I think.

    ? – Mostly i wish i could be a bit more understanding myself.

    ? – pathetic is not the word I’d useto describe bush et al..dangerous is one, smug is one, immoral is one…there are many more…but we gotta remember that USA & Aust. are democracies and those dudes are there because we put them there. We gotta take some blame for this somewhere…there would be plenty of readers of this blog who voted for Bush and Howard at the last elections…statistically we know this.

    I think I might have scraped in with 3 YES’s but I don’t seem to be cut from the same cloth as my dear fellow commenters… another mentioned above, I think I got a big whack with the responsibility stick when I had my kids. This seems to have eliminated all potential hippy traits. If I get one of my paisley shirts out of storage and wear it do you think it will emerge?

    or does this mean I’m out of the gang? (Don’t forget I can speak French and you might need me when you topple the govt. etc.)

    I leave you all with a quote from a good fella who had a lot of ideas about how societies should be run…


    – Mahatma Ghandi

    Au revoir


  62. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2006 at 2:37 pm #

    There’ll never be enough work for everybody.
    Someone will always be unemployed.
    So it may as well be those that like it!
    Plus, by not working we’re freeing up a job for someone who does want to work.
    Good all round, I sez!

  63. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2006 at 3:29 am #

    an interesting theory…

    if workers did not do unpaid overtime, there would be NO unemployment.

    ..apparently it’s true.


  64. avatar
    Demian Farnworth | 28 September 2006 at 3:54 pm #

    Ha ha ha ha! Steve, what you describe is not a hippie–it’s a poet, painter, photographer or philosopher. We weren’t equipped to provide for a corporation. But many of us learn how to play the game–and still “loaf”. Even though balancing a check book may be difficult for us.

    But as a writer, I still work my tale off to write a short story or novel. But it isn’t an ounce of work involved. I live my tail off.

    My favorite tale of William James–father of American philosophy–is how he was too incompetent to buy a horse and buggy (early 20th C). A man who erected a cathedral of thought that will survive centuries, couldn’t manage the essentials. I guess that’s why we shak up with the competent and responsible.

    And my advice to anyone who feels imprisoned–do what you love now. Tomorrow you could die.

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    Demian Farnworth | 28 September 2006 at 3:57 pm #

    And yes, I’d prefer to invest a day in a poem than make a $1,000.

  66. avatar
    Demian Farnworth | 28 September 2006 at 4:12 pm #

    And yes, I’d prefer to invest a day in a poem than make a $1,000.

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