posted on March 2, 2007 at 12:57 am

oh thats just the name of l’otel, mes amis
im sittin in the foyer
on this hopeless clunky keyboard
i mean it makes my lappy look like a straddleavarious
is that from jurassic park?
and ive doine yoga
and i blown a bone
can you dig that jazz jive you muggles
oh oh oh
the muse is pawing stuff into my poor pores
which are pouring
the skin of this world is so fragile
it amazes me we so rarely pierce its veneer
its just a slight adjustment…
ahhh there you go
you see
the phoney baloney looks a bit different from here
any what way
lost knight wee plaid
in mulbernes fair square
yeah yeah were you there there there
theyre there baby butter ware were you
do ya lika rocka roll everyday till eternity
sweet peddle steal
like lonesome whistles blowin’
clicketty clack coming back
with them blues in the night
or prairies open up
and i step onto the screen as a pioneer
and we’re stretched out across those sad old tv shows
that made me nervous when i was a kid
evil perhaps no longer
graham lee
played with us
oh i want him n patti hood all the time
i wanta pedal steel n harp
like delicate tic toc and honey sliding around
oh to be sent by sweet sweet music like that
that is my
that is my
that is my desire to ceate this sound for you
oh god let me let me let me
type type type
clicketty clack
them blues comin back
in the night

46 Responses to “cosmopolitan blogge”

  1. avatar
    JJ | 2 March 2007 at 1:40 am #

    Cosmopolitan, I remember one from last October when I stayed, just up the street from the National. Trying to picture the Time Being tapping away on the lobby computer keyboard…..hope the shows in Melby go well, wish I was there again.

    Pedal steel eh? I don’t care for country music, but it’s effective sometimes, like J. Page using it for “Tangerine” and “That’s the Way.” Neil uses it effectively too. Pedal steel crying the blues into the night.

  2. avatar
    Daberhasher | 2 March 2007 at 1:43 am #

    see the sky about to rain
    broken clouds and rain
    locomotive, pull the train
    whistle blowin’ through my brain…

    oh, i see the Nudie suits…
    the gilded palace of sin that is…
    Lonesome Steve
    & the Pedal Steel Lappers…

    aloha Dante,


  3. avatar
    veleska1970 | 2 March 2007 at 2:34 am #

    pedals? sounds interesting, excuse the pun. but i don’t know about the “clickety-clack”. i listen to it all day~~of my own creation, while working. i type quite a bit.

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 March 2007 at 3:13 am #

    Woah, that was some wild, wild prose style you were using today Professor…like Jack Kerouac dictating to James Joyce…

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 March 2007 at 3:17 am #

    OH man, nice sound
    Do we have an upright bass?
    oooh…I know it aint Proper RocKer RePeToire but hey..
    if I ever did get a whiff of that nitty-gritty clickety-klak it sure smells nice…

    my sweet lord, I wish I coulda been there.

    jaime r

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 March 2007 at 3:37 am #

    that is my desire to create this sound for you

    when your playing in ye olde band there is real excitement in your voice…there must be nothing like it…the honey tones of the muse resound.

  7. avatar
    Azza | 2 March 2007 at 5:18 am #

    Great gig last night. Nearly didnt make it but sure am glad I made the effort. Love the DVD, but its too short! I want more.:)

  8. avatar
    Violettown Dot Net | 2 March 2007 at 6:27 am #

    Must be a place to write somewhere, to soak the feels, the slides, the scenes to take us all away again.
    Take a Slide into simple excess…ahhh no, it is showing. The drugs are talking….PAGEY STOP~ you are hurting the ones you love. JESUS for you and I and nevits and all the other fans I am sorry for the drugs talking.

    Return to the empty streets, Eyes in windows….strange..

    Oh, Steve and all. I have resurrected the Violettown name in a dot net encassing. Live now and forever, well at least for the ten year term i purchased for now. As I proceed one day at a time working with others like me.
    Will be posting a photo taking and concert ettiquette guide for me and the other yab-yums, err yoboze.

    I am done blowing up my nose. Butterflies are still flying.

    God bless. Hanging around the town.


  9. avatar
    fantasticandy | 2 March 2007 at 7:39 am #

    ah, it’s great when you’ve done a good gig no?
    and violettown is back………yay!
    happy daze,
    andy L.

  10. avatar
    Leelinau | 2 March 2007 at 8:15 am #

    Hey, I don’t know what you may have heard, but I’m only HALF muggle!


  11. avatar
    eek | 2 March 2007 at 8:15 am #

    im sittin in the foyer
    on this hopeless clunky keyboard

    You are indeed a dedicated blogger SK. I have to admit I kinda miss the “Oh fuck! They’re playing fucking Jet. How am I supposed to blog when fucking Jet’s playing? Fuck fuck fuck!” rants of the past. Then again the trials and tribulations of living above or next to the neighbours from hell (sweet kids, but still hellish to live above, and of course the charming Kellie and her ill-fated companion) have more than made up for the lack of Jet rants. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. avatar
    sue cee | 2 March 2007 at 9:10 am #

    i remember that foyer, that keyboard


  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 March 2007 at 9:47 am #

    graham lee’s steel guitar was sublime last night as per usual

  14. avatar
    isolde | 2 March 2007 at 10:57 am #

    ah the delightful saintly kilda i merember it well those were the lost nighties and waisted daisies my friend we thought they’d never end and ternite is the even more delish castlemaine is it not? tis a verrry charming olde town to be sure to be sure so play on dear minestrelloni!

  15. avatar
    bono | 2 March 2007 at 11:51 am #

    this blogge sucked……

  16. avatar
    tim | 2 March 2007 at 11:55 am #

    Love that music…


    some of my greatest live musical moments have been at a summer folk festival listening to artists I’ve never heard of blow me away with their own brand of twisted folk or blues or fusion of the above.

    If we sent a probe out into the deepest darkest part of the galaxy, thats what should be blarin’ from the loud speakers…that high lonesome sound..because, if life exists out there somewhere, it would probably be something they could relate to…

    ..I know its the only kinda music that sent my old dog a howlin’…

    Keep on Rocking in the Free World, Friend..


    P.S. I loved Van Morrision’s recently released Country Album …can someone with that voice really do anything wrong???

  17. avatar
    12str | 2 March 2007 at 12:53 pm #

    pure blues man!
    did you ever meet david lyndley in person while making starfish?
    take care man

  18. avatar
    symon | 2 March 2007 at 1:31 pm #

    the celebrated MR K performed his feats on friday…not on saterday… melbourne town.

    awesome, inspired, the music and images went on in my head all nite and all day.

    the hounds of love… now forever in my head with the church and kate.

    a night to remember…it was humbling to be in your audience

  19. avatar
    restaurant mark | 2 March 2007 at 1:59 pm #

    hey, glad you had a good show…love the sound of a pedal steel. our guitar player ( jay ) and me were talking about that just a couple of nights ago. we heard one going in some song on a tv show. he wants one really bad i think. you know, all those shows over there is gonna make us american fans get jealous…now i know it’s a lot easier to play there, travel wise and all, but damn it…need my fix.
    my god, last night was crazy here…bad storm system came through. tornados everywhere, one just a couple of miles from my house. storm sirens going off for hours. we’re ok…others in town and elsewhere in georgia and alabama not so good. leveled a high school in alabama…killed quite a few kids. do you have tornados in australia really? saw there was a bad hail storm in canaberra (sure i spelled that wrong ), people with shovels trying to get the stuff off the road…weird. well anyway…that’s enough of the weather report. have a great day and take care.

  20. avatar
    triantelope | 2 March 2007 at 2:07 pm #

    have you folks heard this..?

    this is feckin brilliant!!!

    when’s the release..?

    when’s the tour..?

    when’s the mothership picking up the disciples..??


  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 March 2007 at 2:14 pm #

    YAY! for miss Patti!!!!
    she’s got the wet dog blues

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 March 2007 at 2:32 pm #

    the stories like life
    that dont lead anywhere
    you think
    all things loop
    all opposites reconciled and drownedthe stories like life
    that dont lead anywhere
    you thinkthe stories like life
    that dont lead anywhere
    you thinkthe stories like life
    that dont lead anywhere
    you think
    all things loop
    all opposites reconciled and drowned

    all things loop
    all opposites reconciled and drowned

    all things loop
    all opposites reconciled and drowned

  23. avatar
    CSTCoach | 2 March 2007 at 2:55 pm #

    “that is my desire to ceate this sound for you
    oh god let me let me let me”

    i understand where you’re coming from here, druid. i have a similar wish for my writing. You know when you finish a book that has touched you deeply, when you read that last paragraph and you feel the goosebumps course over your arms and the tingle in your stomach, and a light mist creeps into your eyes, and youโ€™re on the point of letting slip a few tears at the sheer beauty of it all? I hope one day to be able to do that, to really nail someone like that with my writing. Thatโ€™s the greatest achievement that I can think of.

    you nail that feeling with your music.


  24. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 2 March 2007 at 5:31 pm #

    Dang it!
    Blogger 8 comment…blech!

  25. avatar
    TheGuyWhoDiscoveredMe | 2 March 2007 at 5:40 pm #

    ok gotcha! dya mean… by any chance… “drugs”?

  26. avatar
    davem | 2 March 2007 at 6:46 pm #

    You never disappoint Killer.
    Fantastic Andy…you really are! Long live The Dudes! A wonderful package when I got home today. The Chrunch Live at The Basement in a fab case. You’re a genius & will be challenging SK soon.
    Keep slaying us SK.
    Love you more,

    Dave M

  27. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 2 March 2007 at 9:32 pm #

    glad to know me choich is on me roll once again…
    Ne iko

  28. avatar
    CSTCoach | 2 March 2007 at 9:58 pm #

    hey triantelope,

    thanks for posting the mimesis myspace link! Had a listen, and its ridiculously cool.


  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 March 2007 at 10:01 pm #

    my angel is dark

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 March 2007 at 10:35 pm #

    Thanks for the Mimesis myspace link
    This looks seriously awesome
    I love the harmonies at the end of that song
    Sk the brick slayer
    go on with ur bad self

    jaime r…….

  31. avatar
    kat | 2 March 2007 at 10:58 pm #


    you sound inspired. yay! (goes to look up link)


  32. avatar
    kat | 2 March 2007 at 11:23 pm #

    lol mimesis sounds the momostest awesome> :> )=~~~~

  33. avatar
    mik | 2 March 2007 at 11:30 pm #

    ta sue cee. your link took me strait to Mimesis. Everybody should go check this out now because the mimesis interview playing is NOT on the cd.

    Ollie Olsen, wasnt he in Dogs In Space?

  34. avatar
    Tim | 2 March 2007 at 11:44 pm #

    Mimesis sounds incredible!!

    ….thanks for the link triantelope…

    SK, Ya gotta hook a brother up…

    I need another fix of Mimesis..

    Gimme some more of dat please! What I heard was brilliant…nicely done!

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 March 2007 at 12:08 am #

    Thanks to you and the band for a great show as always last night. I thought the version of UTMW was the best i’d ever seen, it was sweet and rockin.

    You guys are a class act.


    P.S Thanks for your time and effort in coming down to play for us. I look forward to seeing and hearing you guys so much. You have been a huge part of my world since my ears tuned into you in the early 80’s and I saw you for the first time in 87…..Thanks for all that your music has given me…

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 March 2007 at 12:12 am #

    Oh Yeah – Kate Bush – Hounds of love….do do do do do do.


    Can you / do you also sing Running up that Hill?

    I’m a bit of a KB disciple and those songs are bordering on brilliance…..

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 March 2007 at 12:18 am #

    WOW Mimesis is amazing
    none of my words could do it justice sk, thank you for sharing
    you have god gifted talent

    also an arrogence to match
    the muggle comment felt on the mean side-of course you have every right to be mean,it is your blog as if you need the reminder but-oh oh oh-banish the bastard dead meat murder eaters- have a little compassion for the rest here, maybe baby never will be as sophisticated, educated or skilled but
    sincerely, respectfully admire your unique talents, maybe like the way you look at Mr.Ricky and Co.’s talent, maybe not
    your words do affect
    just as you want them to?

  38. avatar
    eek | 3 March 2007 at 12:35 am #

    Anon at 11:18 am — you do know that muggle is also slang for pot and was part of the US jazz scene (“Muggles” was a recording by Louis Armstrong in the 1920s), don’t you? So how is that (or any other use actually) mean spirited?

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 March 2007 at 1:47 am #

    OMG-I thought muggle was slang for half-breed, and I’m part African American-kids at school have called me that before-I get teased so much for being vegan, half black and not listening to rap, I get defensive
    I’m soooo sorry, so embarassed-
    I don’t smoke pot or listen to jazz, so I really thought that was a mean thing to say
    can I delete my post?

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 March 2007 at 1:48 am #

    mimesis interview vanished ๐Ÿ™

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    Anonymous | 3 March 2007 at 1:55 am #

    ‘Muggles’ is also a term seen in the HP books referring to ‘humans without magical powers’ ๐Ÿ™‚ I imagine sk could, in this vein,also be referring to anyone who does not ‘get it’.

  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 March 2007 at 2:11 am #

    Apparantly, I’d be aforementioned someone “not getting it”-I know about the HP reference, but where I come from,(Wyoming)even something as innocent as a frickin Oreo cookie can be used as abuse if your half(anything)black.
    I should have known someone as cool as sk couldn’t be racist.

    1000 apologies!!!!!

  43. avatar
    eek | 3 March 2007 at 2:32 am #

    Ouch! Anon at 12:47 and 1:11pm — I can certainly see where you’d have good reason to question the use of muggles. I didn’t realise it is sometimes used in a derogatory way. Sorry to have jumped, but pleased to have shown other, better meanings too. Sad to see that even innocent words can be used to hurt…and sad to see that people do use them with hurtful intent. I honestly don’t think it was meant to hurt anyone here.

    The way I figure it is, in SK speak if a word is not used in conjunction with “straight” or carnivore/meat eater, then it’s meant in a good way. ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. avatar
    12:55pm | 3 March 2007 at 3:12 am #

    1:11PM Im sure sk meant it as an affectionate term.

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 March 2007 at 3:58 am #

    Thank you eek and 12:55 for the schooling and translation-I admire sk so much for his art and music and writing and felt so hurt and angry because I thought, well, you know- people here aren’t refering to my lack of magic powers when they call me a muggle-
    So next time I’m at the library I’ll check out Louis Armtrong eek.
    And next time I read something here that seems out of place I will investigate more before I react.
    Hopefully I haven’t pissed sk off (too much!) with ignorant insults-what a dreadful misunderstanding. Now I know.

  46. avatar
    Leelinau | 3 March 2007 at 6:36 am #

    hehe, and I thought he was referencing Harry Potter.


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