posted on February 21, 2006 at 11:39 pm

rise and shine fiendss
its a brand new day
wakey wakey
hands off snakey
i dunno
i dunno whats going on today
ive done my laps
done my chi gong
its 10 41
about 27 degrees
some clouds
have ya got ya blokk ep yet ?
are you stunned by how yer olde hero keeps pumpin out
them essential tunes
the ones ya always wanted to hear
but no one cept the cruch had the balls
and nous
to write
the burden of your expectations
weighing around my neck
everytime i pick up my guitar
everytime i set pen to paper
the need to come up wiv sumpthin’
you gonna love
cmon fiendsss
i hope you liked blokk
it was almost the best we could do
at the time
course its well over a year olde now
i could do much better than that now
oh yeah
and if ya live in australia
ya could be seeing us soon
other than that…
other than that
many more nice things in pipeline for ya
keep tuned
have ya credit card ready
watch this space
i gotta loada new bits n pieces ready for ya
how do i keep this up?
where will it all end?
an ever receding horizon disappearing before my eyes
vishnu telling me :
“create, my son
as a part of me , it is your nature is to create”
aint it funny fiends
or someone
does a nice painting of the clouds
we all stand round and applaud
god creates a beautiful sky for ya
with real moving changing clouds
and birds
and hardly anyone even looks up
yessaday baby
i standing on my balcony doing yoga
i filled with sweet bliss
i looking at clouds
i cant believe i live on this planet
spinning perfectly thru space
w/ own atmosphere
azure blue
so perfect
beautiful clouds
i gotta stop and laugh
i thinking im getting better at painting clouds
but look at this
a very gentle reminder how great He is
lilac violet mauve
streaks of perfect pink
the clouds themselves
endlessly forming and reforming
into suggestions of animals
and fish
and enigmatic shapes
shaping my thoughts
right out loud
all the planets going round on their ellipses
the black space between filled with sound
and potential
if yer an atheist
just look up baby
you really think this all got here by accident?
you really do?
you not really looking then
if i am convinced of one thing
it is this
god is real
god is everywhere if you open yer eyes
god is love
god is waiting on ya all
just wait and see
chant his one thousand names
sit in silence
centre in on yer breathing
in the quiet ness of yer heart
you may hear a soft voice
in the colours behind yer eyes
you may catch a fleeting glimpse
seek nature
throw away yer gossip rags
avoid dead food
turn off ya fuckin tv set
be loving to yer mum and dad
they wont be around forever
be nice to yer kidss
they depend on you for everything
hug yer friends
forgive yer enemies
dont kill anything
you are made from the same stuff as the stars
dont poke around in the puddles
you have all time and space as yer inheritance
its not easy
but it aint too hard either
everyone got it in em
vishnu is already in yer heart
hes just waiting for ya to realise that
the lord of this whole shebang baybee
of all that is was and ever will be
and yet
he is so kind
he is living within your own heart
if you dont believe me now
you will one day
the proofs in the pudding my fiend
i say this
cos i love you
bye bye

48 Responses to “driving me backwards”

  1. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 22 February 2006 at 12:21 am #

    the gods
    the goddesses
    watch over all of us
    write a love song to your

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 February 2006 at 12:28 am #

    After reading that blog I feel like I have been born again. Baptized by the holy word….

    Keep on livin’ and rockin’ Steve.

    We love ya man….

    Brian Turner
    Atlanta, Ga

  3. avatar
    Azza | 22 February 2006 at 12:41 am #

    I’m waiting, almost patiently, for my block ep to turn up. Ordered smoe other stuff while I was there. Its been a while. But I’ll keep waiting and smiling, looking forward to seeing sk and friends in Aus(Yee ha!) soon.
    A beautiful sentiment. Sometimes I stop and wonder about our existance and whether it could all have come from a coincidence. Somehow I just don’t think so.

  4. avatar
    verdelay | 22 February 2006 at 12:43 am #

    just plug us in and watch us throb

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 February 2006 at 12:43 am #

    “seek nature” well put.

    Why are popular religions concerned with dead people? dead guys on crosses, dead guys ascending in the eternal nowheresville.

    “seek nature” life, living things, it all we have.

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 February 2006 at 12:46 am #

    Surely now that we have a somewhat more direct umbilical chord into the mind that is SK we can be privy to a little more detail on the upcoming festivities.
    Like when the fuck is ULTC comin!
    I’m dying to hear it not just for the songs but for the production too.
    Whilst the songs on FY were great I thought the production couldve had more clarity.
    Being presumptuous Im sure Timmy did a great job with a limited budget..
    Still thought the Blurred Crusade was one of the best in terms of production..
    Chris Gilbey mustve been onto it?
    By the way God is Love is a lyric from a great band of years gone by – The Blue Nile

    Dutch Pierre

  7. avatar
    Azza | 22 February 2006 at 1:03 am #

    I’m waiting, almost patiently, for my block ep to turn up. Ordered smoe other stuff while I was there. Its been a while. But I’ll keep waiting and smiling, looking forward to seeing sk and friends in Aus(Yee ha!) soon.
    A beautiful sentiment. Sometimes I stop and wonder about our existance and whether it could all have come from a coincidence. Somehow I just don’t think so.

  8. avatar
    krissythegroupie | 22 February 2006 at 1:17 am #

    I’m not really a religious or spiritual girl anymore..but you make it all sound so pretty and reasonable. Ahh, how I wish I was in Orstralia instead of stinky ol’ Brooklyn, cos I can’t wait till you guys come to NYC with this new stuff!

  9. avatar
    TINKU BHAT | 22 February 2006 at 1:28 am #

    your word painting of clouds.
    Like the JB song Lilac Wine.
    Makes me too sad.
    Could you ever paint something that sounds that sad?
    I’m rather elated that you’re painting clouds.
    I just finished a very nice interpretation of my Dabble hometown source. You know they have some scapes back there….
    These clouds are like Turner’s or some Impressionist (not so sweet) with their core shadows and cast shadows in the clouds. Various colors of clouds- bright pinks on dark lilacs of mauve far into the heavens.
    The light cad yellow on Cad orange against the Turquoise/Cerulean Blue sky in the foreground. Like some soft neon Turrell with harder edged paint strokes away from those edges for contrast and expression. Lively and soft.
    Nearing the photorealist of Richter- but a very dynamic composition, more so than his- the current master of cloud scapes.

    I’d like to thank my mom and the Academy! And you and Milika and your other fan who paints, and Paul and some collegues…


  10. avatar
    ideasbesidethez | 22 February 2006 at 1:32 am #

    some thoughts on chi gong

    repose –
    centre –
    swirl –

    aligned with the light
    monochromatic lucid shades
    ‘the music of the hemispheres’

    jasmine fused zephyr lifts the
    catch yourself empty and return full
    to dusk

  11. avatar
    captainmission | 22 February 2006 at 1:34 am #

    Out there in the curl of the wave, the pattern of the sands and the everlasting moment when that ride is mind i always surf with love and gratitude. i look up and down and i look in and out and yeah god is everywhere, for sure, it’s a beautiful planet man, the best one so far anyways, it would be nice if we could keep it that way.

    Did ya see Tim’s in the paper this morning?

    Any more Marty and Steve shows out in some strange enviroment, how bout the northern beaches, i saw you guys play there a few years back at The Sands, it was a fantastic night, i walked along the beach after that and met a girl from Swittzerland who was dancing with Pan. Things were never the same after that.
    And I hear they love ya at Fairfield to, that was a great show, even my friend Proffessor Leary who only listens to Trance music loved it. Wait till he see’s the Church in all their glory. I burnt him a cd mix but it got stolen when he was in Tibet and he never got a chance to hear it. Anyway, somewhere in Tibet there’s some one digging the Church.

  12. avatar
    mike a | 22 February 2006 at 1:46 am #

    Ordered the block ep and beside yourself – can’t wait to receive them!!

    Yes, sometimes I see the sunset, the blue sky, or the ocean and the beauty of this world is incredible – this is when you get the feeling of being connected to everything. Nice words SK – I can almost see the clouds from your balcony – you have painted a picture in my mind – sometimes more beautiful then what the other is seeing? I hope I am making some sense. In these moments it is wonderful to be here on this planet.

  13. avatar
    avalon | 22 February 2006 at 2:00 am #

    Right on sk. My 7 year old son was riding back from basketball practice with me in the car tonight; comin’ down the big hill he says “Dad look at the beautiful sunset!”

    Perfect hues, painted by a perfect God given to an imperfect man who tries to show a tiny bit of God’s love to his prodigy.

    All of it ain’t no accidental big bang, that’s for sho.


  14. avatar
    TINKU | 22 February 2006 at 2:45 am #

    Somtimes I don’t know who I am


  15. avatar
    icebell | 22 February 2006 at 2:56 am #

    The reason they do not see Him is because they do not want Him.Peace Steve Kilbey!

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 February 2006 at 3:19 am #

    Love you too..

    And my sweet lord
    we knows I do..
    Thanks for blessing the day sk

    I smile
    spinning in space
    slow pace
    touch the earth
    touch your face
    bliss & peace

    J. Rodriguez

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 February 2006 at 3:30 am #

    imperfect perfect
    whooooddy whooooo
    random bangings came into being
    create your own story
    pain & suffering

    God loves all the Planets and Systems Universally
    especially the ones with silence and meditation and calmness..

    know yourself and forget him or her
    it is within
    when you are silent
    as you are in everyone

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 February 2006 at 3:39 am #

    thanx for the good word, my favorite toddler. you’re walking real good these days.

    *** the almighty ***

  19. avatar
    wytch | 22 February 2006 at 3:49 am #

    goddess coursing through
    your being
    and then
    to me


  20. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 22 February 2006 at 4:36 am #



  21. avatar
    dani | 22 February 2006 at 4:57 am #

    it’s such a big world and to have found another comrade is very cool.

    actually a lovely little twin birdie passed along the news about this fine blog and i just had to have a squiz.

    what a pity i’d turned my camera off, otherwise i could have been sharing some toned thigh with all your masses. wouldn’t that have driven them crazy!

  22. avatar
    Rock Pool | 22 February 2006 at 5:30 am #

    I gotta tell you what a time I had!

    I went up to Mooloolaba (as you know just south of Noosa, some really beautiful beaches up there and big QLD sky!) to visit a couple of olde mates.
    Anyway I don’t usually smoke, but found half a spliff left over probably from christmas.
    I went down to the beach lit the spliff and sat in a gentle little rock pool, with my ipod which has every church and solo album on it.
    Point is I had a smoke, sat in a rock pool and listen to the church for about six hours and had the fucking best experience in my life, watching the slow clouds up above and the gentle waves down below and had exactly that same kind of thoughts about the sky, why do we forget to look at that masterpiece?
    I don’t know, just wanted to share that, oh yeah and too top things off Block was waiting for me on my doorstep in olde Melbourne town when I arrived home W/ my sunburn.
    It fucking rocks,love the lyrics love the fast guitar pan, love the bass lines, love the subtle synth bit, love the detail.

  23. avatar
    K | 22 February 2006 at 6:23 am #

    Just got Block CD. Great work SK. Your voice sounds better than ever.

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 February 2006 at 7:22 am #

    very real and lovely post today SK.

    peace and love to you


  25. avatar
    eek | 22 February 2006 at 8:21 am #

    “you really think this all got here by accident?”

    I really don’t know.

    I have pondered this a lot and I can’t quite get past the question of if god made this, who made god? I don’t find that thinking this world is just the result of a happy accident any harder to fathom than a god designing it. If it boggles your mind to think that all this just happened, doesn’t it boggle your mind even more to think that a being able to create all this just happened? It does mine. And it does in many ways more than the idea that this world just happened. I find what people always come up with is that god always is and always was, but if god always is and always was without a creator, why does this world need a creator?

    So about a god…I don’t know. And I’m finding increasingly that I don’t care that much. It doesn’t make me any less inspired by the wonders of this world to think they just happened than it does to think they were planned by a god. As long as I experience and appreciate this world I don’t find it really matters to me where it came from or who (if anyone) made it. It just is, and that’s amazing enough for me.

    It is an interesting topic to ponder though.

  26. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 22 February 2006 at 8:40 am #

    Amen, Steve.
    I have come, over the course
    of the last few years,
    to very much believe that.
    Names are just names.
    Social constructs are just that.
    It is the essence,
    It is the nature,
    It is All,
    that matters.
    Some things are eternal.
    Peace man, Pucci

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 February 2006 at 9:16 am #

    Steve, that was genuinely beautiful mate.

    Yon Imbecile (A vegetarian that does for the cows)

  28. avatar
    captainmission | 22 February 2006 at 9:23 am #

    Just heard ‘Revealed’ for the first time, do wonders never cease, it’s beautiful.

  29. avatar
    oldchurchfan | 22 February 2006 at 9:56 am #

    I’m not religious. I don’t believe in religion, but I am not an atheist for what is worth.

    But it is all about spirituallity and love and they are beautiful words skay.

    We are not worthy. We are not worthy!

  30. avatar
    david beckham's ugly brother | 22 February 2006 at 10:59 am #

    I’m jealous ya bastards! Haven’t seen nor heard the blokk. It’s bott & paid fer, but hasn’t meandered it’s way over hear. Dammit.
    It’ll make it. Steve, are you proud of it? Worthy?

    Bests to Tim…

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 February 2006 at 12:56 pm #

    thanks steve,
    my daughter was annoying me b4 i read yer blogge.
    yes, i got block, thanks for that too!

  32. avatar
    CSTCoach | 22 February 2006 at 3:32 pm #

    Waiting impatiently for the Block EP, here across the frigid northern waters, icebound in the colonies… Also waiting for a couple of those travelled choich tour posters, to hang on the wall of my little greenpainted office room, where journeys are hatched and where the pen sometimes writes modest magic…

    Finally heard Long Way Home, the collaboration with Hi Fi Mike. Been listening to it over and over and over. The voice is velvet, the lyrics sublime. I listened to all the streams. BY FAR the best thing on there (no surprise, of course). Beautiful work.


  33. avatar
    timetunnel | 22 February 2006 at 5:22 pm #

    Steve, Block is brilliant. Some of the best you’ve ever done. It’s really amazing that, since After Everything Now This came out, one goes like “wow, this is… is, this, wow, great…” and then the next record comes out and one goes like “wow, this…I…this is even…I, wow” and so on. Like jogging at highest speed, heart thumping, and still accelerating.

  34. avatar
    Abana | 22 February 2006 at 5:49 pm #

    This is why I can’t stop reading this blog! Thank you!

  35. avatar
    Malika | 22 February 2006 at 5:56 pm #

    Steve Baybey,

    Haven’t got ‘Block’ ep yet.
    But I’ll get it as soon as possible,
    Do not worry !…
    & I’m sure it’s yummy as usual…


    Colour of Lorraine

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 February 2006 at 6:23 pm #

    Your Blog, Blokk EP, Your Poetry, Your Art, Your Acting. All that and the beauty of the world around us. Yet, still…..nevermind, you’re so right. Who needs gossip rags and the like of that attitude?

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 February 2006 at 6:34 pm #

    Mirror, mirror on the wall!
    Are we really here at all?!

    Nice one SK!
    Yesterday is ashes, tomorrow is wood, but NOW the fire is burning.

  38. avatar
    daydreamer | 22 February 2006 at 9:05 pm #


    Just checking in to say I found the story about the hippy guy banging the tamborine during (and totally disrupting) the climatic build up during You Took quite hilarious. Every time I imagine it – the horror! – I can’t help but chuckle.

    Steve (and Russell) my compliments on Gilt Trip II. Very lovely. Tip to all you anonymice out there (and everyone else as well) – get yerselves over to KH and buy this CD!


  39. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 22 February 2006 at 10:09 pm #

    Eres mi ferrocarrilero

  40. avatar
    fakie Wilde | 22 February 2006 at 10:18 pm #

    Loveley day.
    Man, I don’t know if I’ve ever heard a Church song in my whole life. -It’s true Steve! -That makes it all the more fun to post here on this grey morning of clouds and the strangled sounds of parrots as the die in the trees. (even the lawn dies in this summer of breezeless daydream)
    But it’s a good blog, as Graham says, you do things very well. Very well is a fine way to get things done.
    One day, when you’re in town, I owe you a breakfast to compensate for the one I refused a year and a half ago. So much has changed since then, but it’s all the same…

    love for you and your friends.
    -fakie wilde

  41. avatar
    Tim | 22 February 2006 at 10:37 pm #

    This bit…

    “you are made from the same stuff as the stars
    dont poke around in the puddles”

    …really got me right >here< . I know you’re on the internets and probably check out the comments here and in the womb from time to time. Please don’t listen to that crap about “production” and “flat drum sounds”. My two favorite post-Arista albums are HOB and BWTB. The two that get ragged on the most for sounding inferior are, to my ears, the ones that come closest to perfection. There will always be a critic, I guess. Block and my Starfish t-shirt (I got the last large, suckers) should be waiting for me, when I visit my parents tonight. I don’t get anything shipped to my own house because of Al Qaida. Joke.

  42. avatar
    Daberhasher | 22 February 2006 at 10:59 pm #

    tres glorious, my little pepper…

    tis true, God is all around…
    if we care to notice…
    suppose that’s i tucked myself
    away in the woods…
    to be in Church everyday,
    the Church not made by man…

    yes, Block rocks!!!
    prompted me to burn a disc of opening tracks, starting with Myrrh… i dubbed it “power trip”… thanks for the ride…


  43. avatar
    Rubikon | 23 February 2006 at 4:27 pm #

    A belief in God is just After-life Insurance.

  44. avatar
    Rubikon | 23 February 2006 at 4:32 pm #

    God is all around – I tripped over the white omnipresent omnipotent grey/white haired bearded 70 year old beaming git the other day – he fell off his cumulus and landed in my cabbage patch – or was that Santa? – sorry wrong myth..

  45. avatar
    Bill Hicks | 23 February 2006 at 4:40 pm #

    It’s just a Ride

  46. avatar
    The eye of the needle | 23 February 2006 at 11:42 pm #

    He never speaks to me, I wonder if..

  47. avatar
    merrick | 1 March 2006 at 2:28 pm #

    An anony-poster asks “Why are popular religions concerned with dead people? dead guys on crosses, dead guys ascending in the eternal nowheresville.”

    I suggest it’s because those religions came from places of death. If you’re a small tribe on the edge of a desert, the land is often against you. You have to believe you are the chosen people because when there’s not enough for you and your neighbours to survive, if you don’t believe in your supremacy you’ll die.

    You have to have strict laws because dalliance can kill you. To make the laws and the idea of your superiority work, you have to give it the authority of the grand creator. The land and the water are not always there for you, so you invent invisible sky gods.

    But in less brutal lands we don’t need such things. There is fertility in the land, enough beauty and enough bread and water for everyone to share in. Stuff deserving of worship is in front of us every second we’re alive.

    Unfortunately, those vicious desert death cults are so crusading that they’ve come here too, with their ideas of the earth as a corrupted abomination. They’ve got us to act that way, with the result that we desecrate and devastate.

  48. avatar
    John Garratt | 2 May 2006 at 5:21 pm #

    “just look up baby
    you really think this all got here by accident?
    you really do?”


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