posted on January 9, 2007 at 8:19 pm

im sitting here
having the cry
i been needing to have
in 45 minutes
i gotta take the twills to aero-puerte
and i dont wanna say goodbye
after a million goodbyes
and i suddenly regret
all the little times during this visit
that i felt miffed or inconvienced by em
last night we have a lovely dinner
uncle john
matty c (now wonderfully given all-clear by his doc)
glenny glen-glen who cut my hair real short for play
and us lot
we played dictionary game
and minna won!
it was a lovely evening
and i wassa so proude of all my various daughters
its so strange…
the 2 lotsa twins came to see a rehearsal
im looking straight at em when
jerry asks me about my children
all girls i say
jerry: but you wanted a son
peter: well naturally everyman wants a son but…
(i do believe the little twins thought i meant it)
anyway i gotta get the twillies up n at em
ah elli
elli stop yawning
clear blue morning
but im in mourning again
there is talk that twills are gonna live in aust for one year
this year 07
please god
make that happen for me
bless all you fiends
a special special thanks to my subscribers

57 Responses to “exeunt twillies”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 January 2007 at 8:46 pm #

    yer a beautiful bloke
    miss u dood

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    CSTCoach | 9 January 2007 at 8:49 pm #

    Leaving is so painful, but even more so for the one being left behind.

    Don’t know what else to say.

    “there is talk that twills are gonna live in aust for one year
    this year 07
    please god
    make that happen for me”

    Dropping a prayer (of whatever form) into the ether, hoping that comes true for ya, druid. And trying to get the word out about your work, so both your royalties AND subscriptions increase, and you can live in the sorta place you deserve, surrounded by those you choose to be surrounded with.

    Here’s hoping 2007 is a great year for you.


  3. avatar
    leelinau | 9 January 2007 at 9:00 pm #


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    davem | 9 January 2007 at 9:01 pm #

    Thinking of you Steve.
    I hope your wish for 2007 comes true and you get that time with the girls.
    I’m so grateful for all that you give to us. My life wouldn’t have been half as good without your magic in it.
    Love you more than you can know,

    Dave M

  5. avatar
    davem | 9 January 2007 at 9:05 pm #

    Is it any solace that those “Elli stop yawning…” lines mean so much to so many of us. Goosebumps time for me as I read it knowing you’re the other side of the world and have just typed it.
    So…..Come on God, answer SK’s prayer ‘cos he’s one of your finest.


  6. avatar
    the dean | 9 January 2007 at 9:07 pm #

    bless you too

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 January 2007 at 9:21 pm #

    Goodbye tears are the hardest of all sk, but at least you know you’ll be seeing your precious girls again, and soon by the sounds of it. And don’t feel guilty about being “miffed” now and again, NO ONE can be “happy parent” 24 hours a day, I know that’s for sure!

    Love, hugs and kisses,

  8. avatar
    Centuryhouse | 9 January 2007 at 9:27 pm #

    I can’t imagine how hard it’d be to say goodbye to my daughter (let alone two of them)! I hope you get the chance to have them live there for the year…


    ps – thanks for the email painting, very cool

  9. avatar
    jeanz | 9 January 2007 at 9:45 pm #

    damn it must be so hard saying bye to your kids…..they’ll be back and for quite a while it seems.

    I’m so fuckin hopeless in these situations. My uncle is here from Australia, I’m seeing him last time tomorrow, it happens every time, I’m fuckin break down everytime I gotta say bye to him. I feel like a real c..t afterwards.Well at least he knows I regard him really highly. anyways

    thanks for for the painting. been printed.will get it framed


  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 January 2007 at 9:52 pm #

    Hey Steve,

    Your a lucky guy to have such lovely children, although in this world we make our own luck. You will see your girls again real soon…

    I hope for only good things for you and your family..

    Cheers / Pierre

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    (('{~_~}')) | 9 January 2007 at 10:09 pm #

    Oh Steve, how hard it must be! I miss my girls if they are gone for a day. I hope your wish comes true.

    Best of luck for the play, and break a leg!

    A big hug to you on this sad day.

  12. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 9 January 2007 at 10:21 pm #

    Vote for Zoe @ Noise

  13. avatar
    veleska1970 | 9 January 2007 at 10:22 pm #

    leaving already? it seems they just got there. well, i hope they can indeed come live with you this year.

    and bless you, too.

    lotza love……

  14. avatar
    eek | 9 January 2007 at 10:29 pm #

    I hope you get your wish Steve. I think it would be a wonderful — although sometimes trying — experience for all of you. I’m also wishing a good and safe trip today for Elli and Minna.

  15. avatar
    ambnt1 | 9 January 2007 at 10:33 pm #


    A short but sweet blog today. That would be cool if Twillies lived w/you for a year. It would certainly be a MUCH more interesting year for you! Hope it works out. Goodbye Twillies!! (come back to your dad’s blog soon)


    n.p. Arbre Noir, “Madurai” (bass, didgeridoo, and electronics group from Germany, just got this a little disappointed too much programming and “doof doof” beats going on)

  16. avatar
    annikajones | 9 January 2007 at 10:58 pm #

    I’m a newbie here but already this blog has become a part of my daily rituals. Anyway. Just wanted to say hi, and that I’m sorry the kiddies had to leave. Such a sad post today. 🙁

  17. avatar
    geenunn | 9 January 2007 at 11:06 pm #


    big love to all the family… hope the twillies return soon in ’07.

    talk soon


  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 January 2007 at 11:20 pm #

    you may not think it at the mo,but you are a very lucky man,blessed one indeed! gareth,notts

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 January 2007 at 11:25 pm #

    finger crossed for a nice trip back to sweden.I guess they miss their mother too.
    and have in mind some beatiful days with their lovely family in australia.They are lucky girls.


  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 January 2007 at 11:26 pm #

    these may be keyboard hugs but they come from the heart dude. feeling your pain.

  21. avatar
    Melquiades | 9 January 2007 at 11:27 pm #

    Sounds like a good evening with friends and family.

    Must be really hard to see them off. I know that feeling too of when you have to let something go and getting caught reflecting should’ve, would’ve, could’ve. Don’t be too hard on yourself. I imagine you are more nurturing than you know.

    Btw, you cut the locks, eh? Beard too?

    Btw btw, will there be pictures or video of this play? I would love to see some postings.

  22. avatar
    gareth,notts | 9 January 2007 at 11:27 pm #

    dont know why it made me a nonny-mouse on that last comment!

  23. avatar
    Melquiades | 9 January 2007 at 11:27 pm #

    Sounds like a good evening with friends and family.

    Must be really hard to see them off. I know that feeling too of when you have to let something go and getting caught reflecting should’ve, would’ve, could’ve. Don’t be too hard on yourself. I imagine you are more nurturing than you know.

    Btw, you cut the locks, eh? Beard too?

    Btw btw, will there be pictures or video of this play? I would love to see some postings.

  24. avatar
    damien | 9 January 2007 at 11:35 pm #

    You got me a little misty this morning, SK.

    I too hope that you get to have the girls come and live with you here in Australia.

    They belong to a big family now.

  25. avatar
    markm | 9 January 2007 at 11:41 pm #

    Prayers to you Steve, I’m feeling the sadness from here. Wish I could make it to Sydney for the play….all the best with the shows.

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 January 2007 at 11:50 pm #

    me would subscribe IF me had me own $$$ to subscribe with…

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 January 2007 at 11:52 pm #

    What is the PO box address if I want to send something to SK?

    I know he has listed it before but I can’t find it…..


  28. avatar
    mandn | 9 January 2007 at 11:53 pm #

    Good bye lovely girls and safe travels.

    Take care of your ole Da, he loves you so


  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 January 2007 at 12:14 am #

    The one thing nice is that they are always your kids – no matter where or when. They will always be connected to you forever and that is the greatest thing in the world. I’m so thankful for mine and it is a joy to see them go out into the world to forge their own way. Be a proud father and enjoy the ride.

    ed in fl

  30. avatar
    captainmission | 10 January 2007 at 1:28 am #

    steve it was heartbreakin reading your post, i really hope you get all your wishes this year, personal and proffesional, it’s gonna happen.

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 January 2007 at 1:30 am #

    I want to say something clever or wise but can’t find the words today.
    My heart goes out to you and your wonderful family.

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 January 2007 at 1:38 am #

    Aww you’re makin’me cry too nevets. I’ve so loved reading about you all.
    Safe travels girls! hope you’re reunited real soon. bear hugs and sparkling kisses nevets.

    Im superstitious that odd years are better than even so 07’s gonna be great!


    anon 10:52, the po address for sk is;

    PO Box 7779
    Bondi NSW 2026

  33. avatar
    Azza | 10 January 2007 at 1:40 am #

    Maybe you can get the people downstairs kicked out and the twills can move in there! Now that sounds like a perfect solution all round 🙂 ..
    Take care and am looking forward big time to the new work.

    Any chance of performing at a wedding in Melby? End of March? Worth asking. As odd as it may sound to say about your wedding day, but, that would make my day!

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 January 2007 at 2:01 am #

    Hoping they’ll be back with you soon,

  35. avatar
    freddy mercurial | 10 January 2007 at 3:50 am #


    You’re a good father…

    Enough said.


  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 January 2007 at 4:13 am #

    Hi Steve,

    I know how hard it is to say goodbye to your kids – have done it many time with my girls.

    Your post this morning was so open and emotional – thank you for sharing

    Love Celticat

  37. avatar
    Belfrancis | 10 January 2007 at 7:27 am #

    Killa – hope the Twillies have a safe trip back and their mum is on the mend. Also hope they make it back to you soon.

    What’s the story – I can’t get that fuckin paypal to work for me – that’s the second time of trying.
    Off to bed – way too late for me.

    Luv ya

  38. avatar
    isolde | 10 January 2007 at 8:31 am #

    have a good trip travellin twillbeys
    hope you enjoyed oz and thanks for writing for us that was cool

  39. avatar
    metal_petal | 10 January 2007 at 8:39 am #

    Oh sad. I thought the year had already been agreed to and this was their arrival!

    Hope it happens. And you get new neighbours by then.

  40. avatar
    metal_petal | 10 January 2007 at 8:39 am #

    Oh and chookas for your opening night

  41. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 January 2007 at 8:44 am #

    SK – LUCKY MAN !






  42. avatar
    don joe | 10 January 2007 at 8:47 am #

    ‘pete’ went down a treat hey?

    Two places at once… be nice to be able to do. Never leave the twillies.

    Got your PO box thanks to sue cee. (save me a searchin’)
    supplies in the mail.

    don joe

  43. avatar
    Samosanx | 10 January 2007 at 12:11 pm #

    Commiserations anonymous D. It’s hell, aint it.

    Steven, this time you spent with your daughters has been beautiful and important and precious. Because of you and yours, and your house of love.

    The Twillies carry this with them always.

    lotsa love xx K

  44. avatar
    mike a | 10 January 2007 at 12:51 pm #

    How sad to see them go so soon..

  45. avatar
    Andromeda7 | 10 January 2007 at 1:42 pm #

    dearest girls… dearest KJ… dearest SK. my thoughts fly with you. Sometimes the night is so dark. Reach out hands words hearts… So precious to stay in touch. Love you very deeply. Thank you for being in my life. Always, xJ

  46. avatar
    set the controls for the heart of the sun | 10 January 2007 at 1:44 pm #

    D, I’m terribly sorry for your loss.

  47. avatar
    baroness samedi | 10 January 2007 at 1:45 pm #

    All the best with Zoo Story. If you forget the words just make up new ones. You’ll sizzle.

  48. avatar
    biggle boggle | 10 January 2007 at 1:55 pm #

    No worries, SK. I hope 07 is happy for you.

  49. avatar
    restaurant mark | 10 January 2007 at 2:18 pm #

    hey man…sorry for my two day absence. i could get a note from my mom if needed. wasn’t sick…well, not physically. some people just can’t leave things alone…have to go out of their way to be mean and make others feel bad. one of my former bandmates who was shown the door last spring, has been sending hate emails to my drummer…real nasty, sick, hope you die kind of stuff. we were all friends for a long time, but slowly over the years he just became more and more unbearable, irrational and hate filled. anyway, we had to got to his wife and tell her to get him to leave it alone. and i had some pretty harsh words for him when we talked too. i can have a very sharp tongue when needed. really don’t like being in situations that call for that though. makes me feel weird. but enough of that…

    sorry about the stupid neighbors…totally invading your space and peace.
    hope your daughters get to stay with you, that would be great man! take care and thank you for giving me something to subscribe to…

  50. avatar
    Anthony | 10 January 2007 at 2:55 pm #


    Sorry to hear the twillies are leaving for now. I do hope they get to spend a year with you soon. Sounds like you’re really going to miss them. I hate dropping Asher off at daycare every morning… and that’s just for 8 hours. So, I can imagine how hard it is for you. I’m sure they know they have a special father though, so take comfort in that until you see them again.

    “Massachusetts” by the Bee Gees… great song. On my Ipod also. Surprised to hear “Horse With No Name” on yours until I thought about it a little more. It actually makes sense as it’s kinda the same sort of song in mood you write as the opening track for Church records. “HWNN” and songs like that are sort of guilty pleasures, but at the same time are actually well written classic pop songs… nothing wrong with that. I’ve found myself listening to a lot of songs like that lately… songs from my childhood. I can still tap into that magical feeling of what it felt like listening to them years ago. Maybe it’s having a baby that has brought this out. Been listening to “If You Want Me To Stay” by Sly and The Family Stone, “May Fly” by Terry Reid (you ever heard this? beautiful, beautiful), lots of George Harrison, Tommy Bolin’s “Teaser”, “Maggot Brain” by Funkadelic and “Rocket Man” and “Your Song” by Elton John (never thought about how much he was influenced by Bowie in this period). As an aside, I remember getting “Killers” by Alice Cooper when I was 10. It came with a gatefold perforated poster/calendar with Alice hanging. Kinda gruesome for a 10 year old but I was fascinated with it. Hung it on the wall above my bed for about minute… that’s when my mom walked in and nearly fainted. Needless to say she made me take it down. I had fun scaring my younger cousin with “Dead Babies” (what was I thinking) though. “dead babies can’t take things off the shelf”… how stupid are those lyrics, ha ha!
    Take care of yourself Steve,

  51. avatar
    Valerie | 10 January 2007 at 3:25 pm #

    I feel that way every time I have to leave my daughter. I wish the twillies a safe journey. Best of luck with the play.

    V,G & S

  52. avatar
    stealthblue | 10 January 2007 at 4:13 pm #

    Hi Steve,
    I do hope your girls get to live with you in Oz. It sounds like it would do all of you good. I would be proud too if I had your blessings, even if they are all girls! 🙂 Actually I think that is the coolest thing…two sets of twins and a baby-bouncer…awesome. I always tell people about that! Yeah, it has to be very hard to say goodbye, it usually is, isn’t it? Well, for what it’s worth, I am thinkin’ of ya, full on, man. I love you like a brother and a pal, but mostly a mysterious mentor of sorts. 😉 Take care of yourself and your wonderful wife and kids. Peace and love, and a safe flight to the girls.
    Ben V.

  53. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 10 January 2007 at 4:38 pm #

    Hmmmm…I was also under the impression that this was the beginning of their year in Aus.
    Ok then, here’s to hoping it does indeed materialize.

  54. avatar
    syrinx | 10 January 2007 at 6:09 pm #

    I sincerely hope this happens. Beaming up a wish on your behalf. Wouldn’t it REALLY be like the Osbournes if what azza suggested came to pass? I can already imagine “situations” that make me smile.

    Keeping the fingers crossed. Marvelous that you got to spend so much quality holiday time with ALL your lovely girls at once.

    They’ll be back.

  55. avatar
    JactIn | 10 January 2007 at 6:26 pm #

    My heart bleeds for ya, Steve.
    I’m in London missing my three in Sydney.
    Have to tell you that aside from sleep
    your blog provides the most direct
    (meta-)sensory channel to the world I’ve left behind.
    Fingers firmly crossed.

  56. avatar
    John Garratt | 10 January 2007 at 6:28 pm #

    “all girls i say
    jerry: but you wanted a son
    peter: well naturally everyman wants a son but…
    (i do believe the little twins thought i meant it)”

    I was always under the impression that boys were a pain in the ass.


  57. avatar
    JJ | 10 January 2007 at 7:57 pm #

    As a father, I felt the emotion in this blogge, SK….I hope they can come back to Bondi soon for the extended stay.

    I know what you mean by the sudden regret for having felt miffed or inconvenienced. I used to have a hard time dropping my (then) young son off at daycare….god, he would cry and extend his arms. Very hard, but the staff said he’d quickly start playing after I’d left for work.

    Looking forward to the new El Momento Dos. Sweet anticipation.

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