posted on February 10, 2010 at 11:23 am

my parents wanted a child so they named me beast
i slunk through the neon jungle
some toothy king i was with no crown
as the sly fox jumped the wine dark sea
i sacrificed other mens children
i gotta big in with some immortal bint
and i hid inside (the) horse
how i got my scars
wounded in love
wounded in hatred
some big shot trying to take me down (down, down)
yeah i can quote from the bible
still jesus has not touched me
except once in rozelle
when he was drinking with jim and lindy morrison
and then one day i overheard a man singing a song
it went like this..dum dum de de dum dum dum de
or was he singing dumb deii dumb deii
tho it has no further relevance
and thats how i came to be here
at marc and cleos sipping retsina
been pining for it
still there is the question of nineveh
nobody knows much about it
except that it was an extremely naughty town
well it was coz i was there
not like sod’em n gomorrah
where the citizens were trying to fuck angels
now thats bound to piss yer god off
but nineveh had no visits from the hebrew angels
we were just you know
1 cruel
2 proud
3 bloodthirsty
4 idolaters
5 all of the above
i myself was not that bad
a little vain maybe
a little lascivious perhaps
tho cherubim were not on my menu
until they do a computer keyboard
with the nineveh glyphs
then i wont be able to prove it
by telling you some easy to learn phrases
you might need to know in nineveh
such as
give way to chariots
bill posters will be executed
do you have amorite slaves for sale here?
which way is the temple of set?
do you speak babylonian? yes?
this dagger is not worth 3 pieces of silver!
good morning mr xarion…hows the concubine…?
etc etc
i am eternally indebted to old jonah who put us on the map
nineveh had its good sides if you knew who to ask
of course we ended up desolated
an empty downtown
full of pelicans and porcupines
and animals starting with p
the temple harlots dressed in red
bright red
their robes were dyed with the blood of rare alligators
and fixed with the feverish tears of infatuation
the soldiers dressed in black
implying death and destruction and not showing
too many marks
i mean robes get dirty fighting bedouins and sacking cities
and where to give things a good wash in the desert
nonetheless i am the ancient marinated
pickled n in a pickle
a picked a peck off a peacocks fevvers
the seven deadly sins
lateness rudeness silliness naivete stinginess sluttiness bullying
the seven deadly spice girls
sporty naughty posh dock baby-dopey sneezy n ginger
the seven suits in some decks of cards
hearts diamonds tridents arrows clubs bloods spades
the seven cardinal colours
maroon pink orangey-green brown puce mauve n ginger
the seven wonders of the world
the statue of the time being in sydney harbour
the hanging gardens of vaucluse
the great chicken of kiev
the pyramid of avon
the furfle of groon
the bewlay brothers tea rooms in dublin
mr n mrs fred dunballs sea breeze motel in wollongong south
still i am not convinced
2012 is approaching
everything we thought we knew is turning out to be
a bit of a fib
dont say i didnae warn you
i’m not gonna squabble with anyone anymore
i got my deckchair on the titanic and i aint moving
(down to the bed with a shining glass sound)
my band plays on
we played on
on into fulltime
over n above all penalties n sundries n such
no wonder i’m a con fused
con glomerate

16 Responses to “con glomerate”

  1. avatar
    Freddie | 10 February 2010 at 2:00 pm #

    Don't know what to say about this one but I'm smiling so I reckon that's a good sign. You sure do have a lot of stuff (junk) in yer noggin don't ya. πŸ™‚ xoxo

  2. avatar
    CSTCoach | 10 February 2010 at 4:03 pm #

    this one's a cornucopeia of very cool lines. gonna have to read that a couple more times.

  3. avatar
    bc | 10 February 2010 at 4:21 pm #

    my band plays on

    right on!

  4. avatar
    robertmadore | 10 February 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    The Fib. A setup from the beginning.
    Do you trust yourself? Or do you believe all the others?
    The supposed powers that be, the famous pop stars, the pitiful media and it's outlets, the corporate bosses, the multi-millionaire stars of sport, the local mechanic who tells you the very expensive Billigan pump is out and needs replacing.
    History…haha. The rewritten, significantly adjusted bilge of the fear-ridden rich and religious. The catholic church empire(?). The creators of all this had a great sense of humor. And they(we) place all the evidence right in front of us. But who see's?
    Do you believe the world should be peaceful? Haha. We came here to experience the full onslaught of human consciousness! Did we not?

  5. avatar
    Ellen | 10 February 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    Wow! There's a lot going on in today's blog.

    So glad you're twittering now. It's kind of fun to read snippets of our favorite folk.

  6. avatar
    knot | 10 February 2010 at 6:01 pm #

    once upon a time i did bar tend at a greek restaurant.

    mopping up spilled retsina with the pine floor cleaner seemed like a redundant redundancy.

  7. avatar
    Jasperina | 10 February 2010 at 9:31 pm #

    The seven deadly spice girls…oh how funny!

    The day embarks and I wonder about the adventure that will unfold… something that will inevitably coagulate with the unending moist heat. Dreaming about living the life of an angel. My wings are ready to sprout just taking a few quiet breaths waiting for the divine order of things to shift just oh so slightly.

  8. avatar
    an astral body looks like light | 10 February 2010 at 9:44 pm #

    tiny moments

    pining even
    i'm pining

  9. avatar
    LF | 10 February 2010 at 10:09 pm #

    πŸ™‚ I have a weird fondness for retsina, even though it tastes like turpentine (or floor cleaner, as Knot says). Perhaps I was a painter or a deckhand high on my own supply in a former life.

    Re: the seven deadlies, I like this quiz:

    which tells you exactly which level of hell you would inhabit in Dante's Inferno. Good fun. I myself always end up with the blasphemers.

  10. avatar
    princey | 10 February 2010 at 10:47 pm #

    Did you throw back a few Retsinas before writing this sk haha! I'd love to see Nineveh painted up one day by it's creator:)
    Have a beautiful day,
    love Diamanda

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 February 2010 at 11:35 pm #

    uh oh
    you got me on one
    dum dum = dum dum girl = talk talk
    talk talk
    who later went on to make laughing stock
    which I only bought a couple of months ago
    cos I heard it in someone's house once
    and was totally put off
    probably the company I realise now

    watched a new French film 'A Prophet'
    a few weeks back
    had two snippets of songs from laughing stock
    but I never quite figured
    until the credits rolled

    Runeii…fingers slide on strings
    as musical as the notes played

    kinda reminded me of
    music from deerhunter for some reason
    dunno why
    a suggestion of an ambience perhaps

    and another thing
    radio 2
    giorgio moroder
    theme from midnight express
    just heard that on sunday afternoon

    Films I'm going to see soon:
    The Wolfman
    The Lovely Bones

    and a recommendation from last year
    Let the right one in

    going back in ma shell now

  12. avatar
    cazziem | 10 February 2010 at 11:43 pm #

    Top form today sire, and very witty to boot. Especially liked you seven deadly sins, but doubt the seven deadly spice girls are any better than the more commonly known five??
    You are so right though about nothing is as it seems. What we see when we look in the mirror is not what others see when they look at us; how we sound to ourselves when we talk is not how others hear us. So too 2012 may or may not be what it seems; just like everything else, including the book of Revelations, which some believe had forecast aids and the like. I tend to search for knowledge, but at the same time try to plan for the worst, hope for the best and that way, most of the time, when shit happens, it’s manageable.

  13. avatar
    princey | 11 February 2010 at 1:28 am #

    Hey sk, how do we get to see your Twitter???? (or if someone else could help, since sk NEVER answers me!)

    Thanx :))

  14. avatar
    Steven Krut | 11 February 2010 at 3:06 am #

    "the seven deadly spice girls"


  15. avatar
    the dean | 11 February 2010 at 5:31 am #

    a touch of borges in that one.

  16. avatar
    eek | 11 February 2010 at 10:23 am #

    This one would sound fantastic read out loud like the Art, Man & Technology tracks. I could almost hear it that way as I read.

    Very cool.

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