posted on February 6, 2007 at 8:18 pm

now ive gone n done it
just like always
just like when i was a kid
just like olde whatsisname said it would be
my oh my
i gotta recognize this principle
the more you try to be
the more opposite you are
thats one of the conditions i guess
the conditions that we operate under
the human conditions i think theyre called
but even a fool can see
i mean even me
that almost everything we have strived for
has had an almost opposite result
like you become what you hate
and how little richie rich kept throwing away his money
and then stumbling into even more and more and more
and how AA n NA gotta give it away before they can keep it
and the calm before the storm
and trying to push a marshmallow into a piggy bank
and how people fight for peace
and they love to hate
and
i suppose you get the picture
and how the real secret of life is this:
go lightly n carry a big stick
im 52
i want my wisdom n i want it now
i wanna be wiser than the wisest guy
so wise….
well if you cant be young
ya maya swell be wise
is wise sexy?
is wise the new rich?
is wise sending the right message?
gee this wise thing….
cmon, cant i be wise for a while?
cant i ponder n consider n pontificate?
cant i come up with some nifty little aphorisms?
ya see being just a bit smart is getting real tiresome
ive been a smartarse for so long
look i’ll give away nearly all my smart for some wise
i just need a little bit of smart…
to protect me from the other smartarses
they mightnt dig my wisdom…
hang on
i wanna be so wise that even a smartarse will see it
i wanna be so wise that annoying insects n children will cease their bother
so wise that gossiping ratbags become calm in my presence
preferring to read the sutras of buddha
or hesses journey to the east
wisdom…huh…whatta commodity
fuckin scarce on the ground these days sunshine
i tried most everything else now
be there wisdom!
go go
i’ll tell ya this much
i dont think its complicated
i think its real easy
like the first time ya realise ya can swim
something ya always knew
its just gonna dawn on ya
its just gonna kinda illuminate ya
but still
you cant really trust me yet
not until i get my wisdom
im just a baffled punter like you
who got lucky n stumbled on some good tunes
i made up some words you liked
and you saw my picture
n you thought
how quaint
and you read my name
and you thought
hes alright, he is
and you heard my voice singing
and you thought
i could do that
and then one day
the easiness of it all appealed to ya
and you pulled out that credit card
or you reached into yer pocket
and you thought
hmmm
im gonna buy that one day
and the day came
you remember that day dont you?
the fluffy clouds skimming the azure heavens
or was it the the dark eastern winter day
at that little record shop by the train station?
well you took me home and you put me on your stereo
and chances are that you liked it
cos youre reading my bloody bloggie
all these (many) years later
and now
youre thinking
wheres my wisdom?
and youre all patiently waiting for me to say something wise
but instead im telling you about films saying this world is doomed
someone says let those fucking babies melt
and even i know thats not wise
unless you planning on growing some gills
and george
how many amoebae can you fit in a taxi?
and what if a moeba jumps in n says
take me to the germin’ embassy?
and still that ice be thawing
still them prisoners be bound to the ground trial-less
still them evil villains are keeping the solutions to emselves
until its too late
would ya rather be a rich man in an inferno
or a poor man in a paradise?
or a reasonably well off dude in ohio with a smartarse wife?
or someone recovering from something nasty?
or a faded rockstar playing in a vineyard?
or a new born baby inheriting this chemical slagheap?
or are ya just here to read mattdavisons comments?
or did ya come here by mistake n think “fair enough”
or do you still hope for some erotica?
or more about the recording of heyday?
or are you one of the ones hanging back
thinking” what am i reading this bullshit for?”
are you my brothers or my daughters checking for mentions of yerselves?
are you my mothers saying sonny dont swear please
are you my father saying i’ll be waiting here for you slim the day you die?
are you my sisters saying steven where are your sons?
are you my sons saying dad where are your sisters?
are you the cia collecting a file on anyone who says the word “bomb”?
are you pleased with yourself that i have failed to categorise you thus far?
all this but still no wisdom
all this but where is that hit of pure wisdom
like a shot of the good stuff
like picking you up n setting you straight
so i can wade in and put things right
cos its not enough being able to play bass guitar quite well
now i wanna be a sage!
please please please
sagehood for sk
a seer…? sure!
excuse me but this seems a stupid world
the worst idiots (mostly) are in charge
they are ruthless compassionless greedy swine
laughing at their own brazen success
and the limpness of the masses
they certainly do not have wisdom
they most certainly dont even have common sense, most of em
never mind
lets keep on rockin’ in the free world
hey you heard the new bjm demos yet?

57 Responses to “fade”

  1. avatar
    leelinau | 6 February 2007 at 9:33 pm #

    …just, how do you DO that?

    its all the strings vibrating on the same wave

    washing upon each other’s shore

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 February 2007 at 9:33 pm #

    hey wise guy, I hope your teeth aren’t aching too bad..

    cheers, florian

  3. avatar
    sue cee | 6 February 2007 at 9:36 pm #

    amen steve
    and no, i havent heard the new bjm demos!
    you owe me a package hey 🙂

    love
    xxx

  4. avatar
    Padders | 6 February 2007 at 9:39 pm #

    I remember the day i “took you home and put you on my stereo”. Spent my first nights washing up money on four dudes none of my mates had every heard of!

    The eighties, me a spotty face yoof living in maggie’s britain. Twenty years later and the whole worlds changed beyond recognition it seems.

    Your no longer on my stereo, you’ve moved to a comfy new pad on my ipod!

    And i’m no longer washing up!

  5. avatar
    damien | 6 February 2007 at 9:46 pm #

    I used to obsess about the getting of wisdom, particularly in my late twenties as I approached the big three-oh. I read all sorts of spiritual and philosophical tracts searching for the wisdom of the ages. My view now is that wisdom is something that creeps up on you while you go about the business of living a life. I sometimes surprise myself by saying or doing something in a time of stress or difficulty that, on reflection, I recognise as borne out of wisdom that I’ve somehow acquired along the way.

    I suppose “sage” is another one of those funny words, like “poet” or “artist”. Applying those terms to yourself might be seen as pretentious but if people think you’re a sage or an artist or a poet then you are.

  6. avatar
    ambnt1 | 6 February 2007 at 9:59 pm #

    Steven,

    Well, I came here (to Earth) in search of ambient space drone musick. And I found it. A whole lot of it. In fact, it’s taking up all the space in my tiny bachelor-pad bedroom. I dunno what I’m gonna do with it all. Give some more to SK? (yes, please, he says, espesh more Oophoi n’ Alio Die). Sometimes I wish I could listen to it all in one night, but it would take about 365 nights (at least) to do that. God, please grant me the wisdom to know what to do with all the ambient.

    –Chris

    n.p. Thom Yorke, “The Eraser” (wikkid wikkid good)

  7. avatar
    davem | 6 February 2007 at 10:00 pm #

    Damn! For 25 years I’ve confused your smart-arse comments for wisdom. I think you’re closer to being wise than most SK.
    Sage? Wasn’t he the owl in The Herbs with old Parsley the Lion.

  8. avatar
    John Garratt | 6 February 2007 at 10:02 pm #

    Your blog opens with “now ive gone n done it.”

    I was bracing myself for something terrible.

    John Garratt

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 February 2007 at 10:25 pm #

    SK,

    Sensational Blog today, but the last line has me saying What The ???
    How do we mere mortals ever get BJM Demo’s ?????

    DR

  10. avatar
    the dean | 6 February 2007 at 10:31 pm #

    Do the wise know they are wise or is it a case of the more you see and experience the less you know.
    Teenagers know everything, maybe we can ask one while they still know it all.

  11. avatar
    Samosanx | 6 February 2007 at 10:31 pm #

    You are so, wise.

    lxsmnsx

  12. avatar
    verdelay | 6 February 2007 at 10:36 pm #

    ive been a smartarse for so long
    look i’ll give away nearly all my smart for some wise”

    What do you want for the arse, then?

  13. avatar
    Chump | 6 February 2007 at 10:45 pm #

    In 1986 a friend of mine made a tape on one side of bootleg U2 songs and put a Church mix on the other side. Some from Sing Songs, Seance and Remote Luxury.

    “Ancient History” got me instantly hooked and I never looked back.

    Oh, and I did eventually pay real money for every church song I have on my ipod. last count: 232

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 February 2007 at 11:23 pm #

    SK, you know some people would rather bait you than debate you, no matter how vital the topic. What’s happening to our planet is enough to make a wise man cry.
    MDxx

  15. avatar
    CSTCoach | 6 February 2007 at 11:42 pm #

    “now ive gone n done it
    just like always”

    You’re doing just fine, man. 🙂

    I think sometimes that wisdom slips in when we don’t even notice it. It doesn’t always have to do with age or experience. Look at some of your early songs, SK. There was something in them that came across between or below the lines, some ethereal transmission that impacted the subconsious directly and bypassed the conscious mind. great writing is like that too.

    i’ve had El Mo Deuce since earlier today. it’s been on repeat all afternoon. i thought El Mo 1 was sublime, but i have to say that i think you guys topped it (as you always seem to do). Song in the Afternoon is an instant favourite. Bordello rocks. I like it all. And its nice to see an old friend like It’s No Reason in there. I always really liked that song – and that whole album, for that matter (loved One Day too). Anyway, enough typing from me – its distracting me from the music…

    Fine work, SK! A tip of the fez to you and too the rest of The Choich. 🙂

    ryan

  16. avatar
    veleska1970 | 6 February 2007 at 11:46 pm #

    so, just what exactly IS wisdom, anyway?? i have discovered that the older i get, the more i thought i knew, the less i actually did.

    **shrug**

    a very insightful blog today, steve.

    how are the toofies doing? your mouth is sore, i’ll bet. 🙁

    lotza love….

  17. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 6 February 2007 at 11:49 pm #

    Steven,
    I came home today and read your blog, crying and frustrated over my hopelessness of ever improving any child’s life through my teaching. Then I read this and I really like it, although I’m not sure I fully understand all of it. It would be nice to feel free – but the part that’s free will never be me, haha. I thought of you as I read your blog, which by the way, was brilliant today.
    love,
    denise
    xxoo

    “There is really nothing you must be and there is nothing you must do. There is really nothing you must have and there is nothing you must know. There is really nothing you must become. However, it helps to understand that fire burns, and when it rains, the earth gets wet.”

    -Zen saying

  18. avatar
    ed in fl | 6 February 2007 at 11:51 pm #

    you’re right – don’t necessarily see so much wisdom in your eloquent words – but what a wordsmith and entertainer you are. Keep on plugging in life and the wisdom part will come. Also depends on the perspective of your audience on whether you’re wise or not…

    ed in fl

  19. avatar
    veleska1970 | 6 February 2007 at 11:58 pm #

    to queen h: denise, are we stalking each other again? LOL LOL i’ve noticed here lately we are posting right after each other. it stopped for a while, but we’re doing it again. 🙂

  20. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 6 February 2007 at 11:59 pm #

    I had pancakes on Sunday with PS who sang on a bjm record way back in the day…it was wise to sit at the counter and not at a table, better service.

    Your childless sister,
    Cee

  21. avatar
    fantasticandy | 7 February 2007 at 12:04 am #

    steve,
    i’d sooner hear your demos.

  22. avatar
    Fandorin | 7 February 2007 at 12:28 am #

    steve,
    (1) the berlin venue is beautiful
    (2) i’m really concerned about the big order i wanted to place at karmic hit. what’s happening?
    (3) the violin solo on soul sample is fantastic!
    st.

  23. avatar
    veleska1970 | 7 February 2007 at 12:40 am #

    to fandorin: karmic hit’s myspace page is still up>> http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=18653450

    that’s it for me today. i’ve exceeded the maximum appearance allowance for one day here. **blush**

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 February 2007 at 12:54 am #

    another vote for freaky conclusions part deux. but what about karmic hit? any jlk sightings?

    r.

  25. avatar
    eek | 7 February 2007 at 1:02 am #

    Perhaps if we all go to the KH Myspace page and pledge our undying devotion and frequent massive orders, the KH website will reappear….

  26. avatar
    fawn | 7 February 2007 at 1:23 am #

    It’s funy that the people who read your blog are not all like minded. I’m talking about the response to yesterdays. I wonder what it is they get from you? Perhaps it’s just that they like the sound of your music but don’t really relate to or even notice what it is you are about (in your life and your music)
    I’ve always felt the wisdom there, as someone earlier said, it was even there in the very early music. There was something between the lines and that’s why I’m still listening after 20 something years.
    Awareness, sensitivity and compassion (not just to small children and little old ladies crossing the road but to the whole planet and all we share it with) leads to wisdom. There’s not enough of that out there and that’s why I sometimes read your blog. I’m not here just to read about music, I’m here for the hints of wisdom, the insight, the vision. Yes it’s sexy, it’s cool and it’s essential. Maybe you could start a wisdom school at Bondi Pavillion when you feel your rock star days are over!

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 February 2007 at 1:31 am #

    you’ve always been hard on yourself, haven’t you?
    you know, i had a vision, and your dad was there and he said ” i always did and i always will love that boy of mine” and then he smiled, and it reminded me of you

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 February 2007 at 2:25 am #

    The number of amoebas it would take to fill my taxi, I discover after many hours of careful calculation, is exactly the same as the number of holes it would take to fill the Albert Hall.

    George taxi

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 February 2007 at 2:55 am #

    “the more you try to be
    the more opposite you are”
    —————-
    How true. I said to my mother one day “you know, I’ve been trying my whole life NOT to be like you only to wake up to find that I am you.”

    Her reply? “Why do you think I’m just like my mother?”

    That was the day I found a common ground with my mother.

    Good blog today!

    ~Lucy

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 February 2007 at 3:11 am #

    For what it’s worth-

    I’m NOT here for matt davisons comments

  31. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 7 February 2007 at 4:01 am #

    at least WE are smarter and wiser than the average bears…
    The Darkest Star

  32. avatar
    JJ | 7 February 2007 at 4:08 am #

    Gimme some truth.

    I brought your paisley visage home in 1985, on the aural promise of Columbus pressed onto vinyl….I have never been disappointed.

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 February 2007 at 5:02 am #

    “Of Skins and Heart” was my first love, with pocket money saved when I was 16 or 17. Still holding the torch…. Tix today for Manchester Lane ordered.

    Announcing new Church line up: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme….

    – Kate

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 February 2007 at 5:08 am #

    It makes me sad. It really does.
    I recycle every piece of plastic and paper bag and cardboard that i consume here in the united states. Nearly everything i throw away is foodstuff. Rather than styrofoam… cause the recycling center here in galveston says its too expensive to convert it back to new styrofoam.
    So I do my part and i tell my friends… and thats all that i can do. I just feel like we should all have a great personal responsibility on this earth to do what we can to preserve it. The animals, the clean air. My next car will be a hybrid. Because i dont give up, and because i care. Im glad you think about the same things SK. Love all that you do.
    -Allen
    Galveston TX

  35. avatar
    drumwise | 7 February 2007 at 5:19 am #

    Speaking as one who is “pleased with yourself that i have failed to categorise you thus far?”, I have to suggest that playing the bass guitar quite well automatically qualifies you for seer or sagehood. Let us not forget the power of space rock.

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 February 2007 at 5:31 am #

    But what is the ‘big stick’ then?

    Because the ‘treading lightly’ has little or no effect without it.

    B.Bon

  37. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 7 February 2007 at 6:05 am #

    It is no longer enough to be smart — all the technological tools in the world add meaning and value only if they enhance our core values, the deepest part of our heart. Acquiring knowledge is no guarantee of practical, useful application. Wisdom implies a mature integration of appropriate knowledge, a seasoned ability to filter the inessential from the essential.

    Doc Childre and Deborah Rozman

    We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.

    George Bernard Shaw

    It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 February 2007 at 6:39 am #

    Well Nevets it seems ages ago since Bimbadgen but I got back to Auckland late last night. Loved your set and first time in daylight. Dutch had scored us front row seats, right in front of PK. Awsome. Spoke to MWP briefly as he set up his pedals with some absolute Babe in cowboy boots who we all presumed was his new girl? Dutch pointed out to me.. “That’s Sue C over there” (in second row next to the aisle about 20 feet from us) I wanted to come over say hello if it WAS you Sue C? sorry I never made it over.

    Yet another worthwhile trip across the ditch from NZ, even tho worked paid for it this time. And Nevets, would have loved to watch you chi gong yesterday morning, as I stayed opposite the Bondi Pavillion at the ugly Swiss Grande. Went to Sushi Train (where MWP took me once)on Sunday night, and devine it was too. Dutch said “Go to Icebergs tomorrow morning and you’ll prob see Nevets and his Doodles”. Swam in the Bondi surf instead.

    Kelso was much better than I’d expected, he def does get the crowd going, and loved his guitarist. Pretenders were fantastic, and Chrissie threw me her gat pick… same as I use – Jim Dunlop 73mm.

    Fantastic trip. Thanks Nevets!!!!

    Now I have to focus on my next “Not The Church…But Damn Close” gig in Auckland next Monday night.

    Ciao

    Paul Lightfoot
    Auckland NZ

  39. avatar
    isolde | 7 February 2007 at 8:17 am #

    i read information, mostly recycled, for a living
    much of the information comes from people with an agenda
    much of it does i suppose need to be said
    but much is said for a reason or ulterior motive
    or its said to be cool or its wank or its spin
    much information needs to be questioned rather than swallowed

    therefore
    my definition of wisdom is when a person talks about or sings about or paints about their own 100% experience or what they have seen or can see or has felt or feels or imagines

    for example your account of driving to the country and the time with your family and the show and how you felt and how you thought about how you felt
    that was pure 100% experience
    told with imagination and insight

    and pure wisdom

    got it?

    i think so

  40. avatar
    captainmission | 7 February 2007 at 9:17 am #

    never mind, lets keep rocking in the free world…

    that seems wise. I don’t know what makes someone wise perhaps a beard, perhaps age and experience, one mans wisdom is another mans folly, oh thats a bit wise or is it, anyway i’m loving the cd, it’s filled with beauty.

  41. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 February 2007 at 9:21 am #

    Hey don’t bother yourself with the wisdom/sagehood trip.
    From my experience people professing to this stuff are narcisst wankers who want your credit card. Or perhaps it’s just the cats who truley attain enlightenment are soon outa here.(we don’t wan’t that of you either). For what it’s worth I’d prefer the company of a self questioning vegetarian poet aware of there own contradictions anyday.I like a bit of smart arseness too if it’s with good humour and not aimed to hurt. As for the creating what you hate, yeah thats a tough one. Especialy for nature loving muso types. I mean how can something so seemingly benign grease such a ghasly machine?.It’s surley a machination of evil. I used to work on rock concerts and
    the waste of fossil fuels and other resorces involved is quite obcene. The last Rolling Stones U2 tours probably used more fossil fuel than the invasion of Poland. LP’s/CD’s are made of petrochemicals too but at least it sounds like yours arn’t land fill. I think your doing ok, 52 and still not a preachy hypocrite.

    Daniel

    Ps. I know I said I wouldn’t post another comment but now I know Matt D lives in NZ perhaps it’s ok.

    Pss. I think the Quotes from ((‘{~_~}’)) really nailed it today.

  42. avatar
    eek | 7 February 2007 at 12:13 pm #

    excuse me but this seems a stupid world

    I agree, and the sad thing to me is that more and more it seems that stupidity is considered a virtue. Bleh.

  43. avatar
    Andromeda7 | 7 February 2007 at 1:00 pm #

    Hey SK thanks for several more beautiful, frank and sweet-hearted blogges.

    It is so refreshing to have a man open up so generously, so completely honestly this way.

    In the year 2007 we must all become the biggest activists we have ever been, and bigger. Time to save the world eh… Let’s go. Let’s never give up.

  44. avatar
    Carl | 7 February 2007 at 1:16 pm #

    I do believe that your wisdom has been there all along. I feel it every time my ipod starts whirling. I feel it in the oscillating bass in Radiance. I feel it in the accordion in Song to Go. I feel it in many of the songs that my ipod knows I will play and it’s not limited to mere words my friend, my sage.

    It’s there for the taking.

  45. avatar
    craig1.618 | 7 February 2007 at 2:14 pm #

    “Scientists are observing something interesting. It is an unprecedented elongated double helix nebula near the center of our Milky Way galaxy”, the India Daily reports. Using observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers report an unprecedented elongated double helix nebula near the centre of our Milky Way galaxy. The part of the nebula the astronomers observed stretches 80 light years in length. The research is published March 16 issue of the journal Nature.

    “We see two intertwining strands wrapped around each other as in a DNA molecule,” said Mark Morris, UCLA professor of physics and astronomy, and lead author. “Nobody has ever seen anything like that before in the cosmic realm. Most nebulae are either spiral galaxies full of stars or formless amorphous conglomerations of dust and gas – space weather. ” The double helix nebula is approximately 300 light years from the enormous black hole at the center of the Milky Way. (The Earth is more than 25,000 light years from the black hole at the galactic centre).

    Spitzer is an infrared telescope that is imaging the sky at unprecedented sensitivity and resolution, enabling it to see the double helix nebula clearly.

    According to some scientists, this may be a new gateway for extraterrestrial UFOs.

    —-i hope they carry a big stick—–

  46. avatar
    41 | 7 February 2007 at 2:15 pm #

    Illumination always seems to stab at that fleshy space between my lower rib cage and my upper buttocks…always on the left side though?

    Thanks for the read. Fucking brilliant!

    41

  47. avatar
    restaurant mark | 7 February 2007 at 3:10 pm #

    i don’t know if i’m waiting to hear you say something wise…don’t know if i have to wait. there’s usually something there to take with you. maybe it’s in the humor, maybe a rant, maybe in a more contemplative blog. and aren’t we all baffled punters? and maybe that’s some wisdom…just being able to realize that. how much we don’t know.
    and no sir i haven’t heard the new bjm demos…you have, i take it. good stuff? they need a new record. i think you guys have put out 3 church records since their last proper one. think anton spends too much time on myspace…
    take care

  48. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 February 2007 at 4:15 pm #

    The reason you can’t have wisdom is because you WANT it. It’s in the wanting and striving…
    If you HAD WISDOM you would never WANT wisdom and this would never have been a concern.

  49. avatar
    annikajones | 7 February 2007 at 9:11 pm #

    And here I was, thinking that it was the wisdom lodged in all those words and all that music on all those albums though all these years, which made me appreciate the Church… 🙂 Perhaps that’s just another kind of wisdom — unintentional.

  50. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 February 2007 at 10:43 pm #

    Yeah whatever did happen to the story of the recording of Heyday?
    Did I miss it?

    Dutch Pierre

  51. avatar
    Melquiades | 7 February 2007 at 11:28 pm #

    You are the sapient fellow
    we’ve come to follow
    Your words are rhyme
    truth to sore ears by abused
    preachers to false prophets

    From the time I heard Heyday in 88, I knew I was home. You really are more than a musician to me. I look to your being of time as priveledged having lived in the same stretch. But then again I think I’ve met you somewhere else.

    As for the equal opposite thoery. I think it is true. I know that the ego is the Pan of the human condition. When i am just onto something divine there goes my ego patting me on the back and off that beautiful secret goes into the egoshere. When I stop myself worrying about what others think and just be, EGO comes back in and draws all these scenarios that probably aren’t even there (Why are they whispering? they must be talking about me, why is that person looking at me like I’m inferior? why don’t I get asked to go out….good old ego just keeoing me from being natural). I guess to stop fighting the river and swim with the current would be te best route.

    Good blog today.

  52. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 February 2007 at 11:49 am #

    hey, thank god wisdom isnt really in your teeth!

  53. avatar
    Letango | 8 February 2007 at 3:54 pm #

    Don’t throw away your smartness or brightness…

    You’ll need it to be wise.

    well, at least in my version of wisdom.

    IMHO, wisdom comes when the knowledge of the mind is joined to and tempered by the understanding/compassion of the heart.

    Knowledge, without that understanding or compassion of the heart, can be dangerous. I believe, that when the two meet, then knowledge becomes Wisdom and, thereby, truly powerful; thus, giving us a better perspective of ‘right action.’

    that’s my two cents from the contemplative peanut gallery.

  54. avatar
    gator | 8 February 2007 at 4:10 pm #

    “Fluffy clouds skimming the azure heavens” is actually spot on for me. 1989 spring vacay at the beach, not far from the beach on yer album cover. Borrowed Starfish from a friend. Tranced out for a couple of days to it. Got back to the land of Elvis and bought all I could find of the back catalog. With you since. Thanks.

  55. avatar
    Sunshine | 8 February 2007 at 7:11 pm #

    Mr. Kilbey,
    I don’t know that you read these comments, but I wanted to add my own $.02. I think this is my first time commenting. Being a woman of 33, I tend to find brains, a decent sense of humor, a bit of “smartarse”dness and a healthy amount of sensitivity and creativity to be the be-all, end-all of what is sexy. I’m sure I’m not alone in this mindset.

    I’ve been a peripheral fan of yours, as I have been stuck on so many different musicians over the years. I read your blog from time to time, because I admire your openness, your creativity and wordsmithery (if that can be considered a word), but I came to be a fan with the discovery of your voice and lyrics. Don’t worry about the folks who comment. I think your blog commenters are fairly tame and not much different in comparison to the sort that frequent other fan message boards. People can get really nasty if they want to, but eventually the waters calm back down.

    As someone said already about your blog, there’s always a little something one can take away with them and can pass for some sort of wisdom, as it’s from your scope of reality. And I’m sure that all of us only want to get to know you in your own words and on your own terms outside of the confines of what can work in song form.

    Sorry, I got a bit carried away.

    ~Sunshine

  56. avatar
    Johnny Lydon | 8 February 2007 at 8:28 pm #

    this is what you want
    this is what you get

    this is what you want
    this is what you get

    this is what you want
    this is what you get…..

  57. avatar
    Tim | 15 February 2007 at 2:38 am #

    Without trying to sound “wise”

    What’s the path that leads to an untortured soul?…

    Walk on the road…not your soul..


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