posted on September 3, 2006 at 3:45 am

sunday arvo, north bondi
popol vuh playin
have already done chi gong
taken nippers for surf
(flat n chilly!)
the others have gone out
its quiet warm breezy n overcast
you can always feel that yer very close
to that gazillion gallons of pacifica mare
the salt is in the air
rustin’ things
invisible abrasion
drinkin’ a bottle of water
with potassium n magnesium
n all other kinda great words in it
ive spoken with mr greene
so that was nice
hadda a soy shake w/ bananas n dates
which baby bumper also seems to dig
not feelin’ that great actually
now i dont like myself when im like this
(muse: nor does anyone else!)
and i used to feel like this a lot
but i thought i’d “mellowed”
a strange process that happens to pot smokin
yoga doing space rocking olde hippies som moi
which means you finally learn to at least try to stop
always being a prick
tim powles is never a prick
hes so patient
hes so tolerant
he’ll hang in there with ya….
i wasnt made like that
im full of pitta heat
(muse: no kidding)
instant gratification is too slow for me
i cant take lessons or give em
i never learn
over n over
anger sucks me in n uses up my energy
i cant take advice neither
so dont go sendin’ me all yer advice
n websites
you think some hopped up fiend like me
gonna sit readin’ someones advice on the internet
my main problem is my superioty n inferioty complexes
so first of all
im better than all of ya
so why would i take yer advice
2nd of all
im worse than all of ya
im not worthy of it
i dont merely dislike the mundane
it infuriates me!
im going crazy with all these possibilities at my fingytips
the popol vuh album im listnin to
is so fuckin’ obscure
the titles only come up on my ipodd in japanese
so try n track that one down all you proto space rockers
in tasmania or south dakota
courtesy of the lord of the reedy river
where was i
sometimes the blog feels like cake
which refuses to rise
a cake may refuse to rise
but never the sun
a flute like flurry emerges from the vuh
howcome they dont play these kinda songs on albanian idol?
imagine space rock idol?
could ya dig it fiends?
sk as judge jury n executioner
occaisionally we could have some other
space rock celebs…
baron brock fer sure……
mr michael moorcock….would you come on my show?
rick wright as hes the only one of the floyd still vaguely floydy
the druid from porkypine tree…absolutely
sonic boom or jason spaceman….but not at the same time
mark gardener….ok..
someone from iceland would be good
oh mwp a true true space rock afficianado
manfred up-and-more
edgar froese
you know all as special guest judges
and we could sweep the great dominions searching
for space rock acts
who are capable of invoking travel,weightlessness, the void
loneliness, bliss, eternity n infiniti
we would award the winners absolutely nuthin
but we would subject the losers to elton john
n justin timberlake
n chrissie ugly-leerer
ha ha
that reminds me
there were these books written bout hawkwind
time of the hawklords
and the villains zapped the good guys by
pointing these sonic guns which played excerpts from elton
and the carpenters
jesus i thought that was funny when i was about 20
popol vuh percolating in the corner now
frothy bubbles of synthas
ive noticed typing this blog gives me backache
theres always a fucking catch
and i hope im wrong
is that slight stiffening in my left leg n knee
the beginnings of arthur wrightus?
about this age me mum started gettin it
just when ive newly become quite a twinkle toes
ah there ya go
i shoulda been a dancer n nnow its jus’ too late
i dont think old bricklayin’ types like me
are welcome down the ballet academy
those snobby bastards…
cant they have a mature entry scheme?
things are blowing off the walls in my kitchen but i cant be bothered
the talk with mr greene has made me very hungry
i put some bread in ye olde toaster
i increase voluma on ye olde i motion speakers
i now smell toast
peanut butter on one slicey
vegemitey on t’other
munchy munchy
go on olde bean you deserve it
a moment on yer lips
a lifetime on yer hips
eat it today
wear it tomorrow
does my egos ass look big in this skintite black blogg?
(sound of divine giggling)
am i just an olde tosser
sittin in a kitchen in bondi
a’ typin’ out his (only ranking 30) stupid blogg
so a buncha thousand or so
variously deranged, stoned or deluded gooseballs
spread all over this very unstinkin earth
can get a laff over their morning coffee
or a quick snigger in the public service
when the boss aint about
or a sigh for our stevie bouy
as he battles on
fighting n forging his way forward
into the final four?????????????????????????
muse im a sideshow
who started that thinkin mans osbournes thing
whos gonna film it…..?
ya wont believe it till ya see it?
ever wanted to drop in on someone elses life so so badde?
like in that mott the hoople song
i wish i was your mother…?
(so then i coulda seen you coulda beeen you as a childe)
would you like to spend tomorrow as me?
youll need a white beard
a loada kidss
a slightly stiff left legge
a slightly aching shoulder from typing this tripe
ringin ears
fadin eyesight
and a deep deep love of space rock
then off you go
smoke some dope
do a painting
stumble around in the mundane world
marvelling at it all
and cause chaos
go into banks n lose yer stuff
trip over on sidewalks
deface real estate posters
chew gumballs n drink lime sportswater
worship vishnu
slosh down goji juice
(now only 60 bux a bottle)
plan n plot n ruminate n machinate
think a thousand things at once
and remember none
a vague wow
thats it in a nut shell
a real nut shell
is this the next phase, interstellar commanders?
whats that…?
take my people n form a commune?
make em drink goji n red bull n jagermeister
and listen to the very un-spinal taplike hawkwinds
who cares?
and what would it matter if they did?
im outta space
im outta luck
im outta time
n i dont give a fig

56 Responses to “father n furthers day”

  1. avatar
    nour-allah | 3 September 2006 at 5:01 am #

    i hope i can still read your blog when i’m in germany steve. i’m gonna go have a snack now ’cause your toast made me hungary.


  2. avatar
    deluded gooseball | 3 September 2006 at 5:14 am #

    Take my advice:

    But we never click.

  3. avatar
    freddy mercurial | 3 September 2006 at 5:21 am #


    Sounds like you’re right at home back in El Bondi with Spring approaching.

    Question: Have you any interest in setting yourself up with a 4 track or digital 8 track at home and recording a new solo record at home over the course of time when the muse calls? Sort of like your old days at your place in Rose Hell. Perhaps you can’t be bothered with the gear at home in your painting room, or perhaps things just get to busy on your end with family and all that. However, I was just wondering whether or not that sort of thing (writing a new record / recording at home) interests you nowadays? I’m sure many folks would love to hear you knock out that sort of a thing… Then again, what do I know?

    Congratulations on the success on the tour here in the U Ess Hey.

    -Freddy with the fillings

    p.s. Your bloggy is always refreshing.

  4. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 3 September 2006 at 5:36 am #

    >>am i just an olde tosser
    sittin in a kitchen in bondi
    a’ typin’ out his (only ranking 30) stupid blogg
    so a buncha thousand or so
    variously deranged, stoned or deluded gooseballs
    spread all over this very unstinkin earth
    can get a laff over their morning coffee< < Oh gee Steven, flattery will get you everywhere. Hmm, I’m not stoned, I don’t think I’m deranged…I must fall into deluded gooseball category. Your capricious moods remind me too much of myself. Ugh. Well, happy father’s day anyway olde tosser.

  5. avatar
    damien | 3 September 2006 at 5:58 am #

    I reckon it would be cool to be you, Steve.

    Hey! That’s a song title! I’m off to write it.

    Thank you, Mr K! Another inspirational blog!

  6. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 3 September 2006 at 6:10 am #

    “…so a buncha thousand or so
    variously deranged, stoned or deluded gooseballs…”

    how did you know what i’m up to?!?!
    is there a webcam hidden on this computer?!?!


  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 September 2006 at 6:45 am #

    Lordy lou,

    You obviously coming down off the high of touring……and another birthday on the nearby horizon…..

    I ain’t gonna give you advice.

    ..and so I’ll leave it there.



  8. avatar
    calling down baal and zeus | 3 September 2006 at 7:30 am #

    closet space rockers,..

    ethel merman,
    peabo bryson,
    angie dickinson,
    the fella that lives upstairs,
    charlie brown,
    my own dear mother,
    abe lincoln,
    zane grey,
    any one who plays scratch-offs,
    greeting card designers,
    merriam webster,
    davis love III,
    archie bunker,
    betty boop,
    betty page,
    betty white,
    the list goes on n on….
    sock monkeys,
    most of japan,

    happy fathers day s.k.

  9. avatar
    kat | 3 September 2006 at 7:42 am #

    think a thousand things at once
    remember none
    forget what you need to ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. avatar
    davem | 3 September 2006 at 7:47 am #

    It’s 8am on sunday morning here in England & being too early to be stoned I’ll settle into the gooseball pigeonhole too.
    One of the great things about the blog is the insights it gives into the mind of the greatest musical talent wandering/wondering the planet.
    I’ve been looking forward to an insult or two. Bring it on!!!
    A fab blog again. A real privilige to get these upclose, acoustic & intimate. Sadly peanut butter on toast has been a weekend ritual of mine for 30 years & boy does it show….
    Love you more,

    Dave M

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 September 2006 at 8:07 am #

    Oh no sk, don’t say you’re an old tosser writing a stupid blog, it sounds like you just want to stop, leave us for dead, desert the ones that love you…please nooooo!
    I don’t want this, but maybe have a break from writing this blog for a while ๐Ÿ™ if you’re starting to hate us (sob) reading your daily thoughts (bigger sob). I’ll really miss you, but if it makes you happier, I’m willing to suffer.

    Love always,
    a princess

  12. avatar
    Stephen | 3 September 2006 at 8:25 am #

    Love that you are getting Catherine Wheel. I bought into them 3 years ago when a friend copied Thunderbird and Broken Nose off Adam and Eve. I love the ‘Talk Talk’ sound that unofficial 5th CW member Tim Friese-Greene brings. He was the unofficial 4th and later, 3rd member of ‘Talk Talk.’ (It’s about time he became an official somewhere.) By the way, have you ever listenend to Spirit of Eden by Talk Talk. Forever to remain in my all time top 10. Can’t recommend higher.
    I hate regrets, but one shameful regret is when I went to see the Smashing pumpkins last gig in the UK. They were being supported by some band called Catherine Wheel. I’d not heard of them and my friends didn’t fancy it so we sat outside and had a drink. My one and only chance to see them. Make sure Rob supports you in the UK when you come back.
    All the best
    PS want to listen to a Robless CW? Check out where his ex bandmates soldier on. There’s a couple of demos there.

  13. avatar
    craig | 3 September 2006 at 8:40 am #

    levity….affected wavelength…..signal getting weak….frequency fades….enki’s whispering again….fare thee well, fare thee well….distracting metallic taste in mouth as i fall down the gravity well
    *end final transmission*

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 September 2006 at 8:55 am #

    I’m not stoned so I must be deranged or deluded. I think I’ll go for deluded…

  15. avatar
    leelinau | 3 September 2006 at 9:10 am #

    I’ll take stoned…



  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 September 2006 at 10:14 am #

    ah contempt for the audience – treat ’em mean to keep ’em keen – and don’t the crowd love him – why is it that chicks dig the nasty boys? – you may be a miserable old prick this morning but at least…..ummmm

    kind regards pip

  17. avatar
    the carrier of fruit | 3 September 2006 at 10:56 am #

    “variously deranged, stoned or deluded gooseballs”
    I’ll take all of the above go.
    and we care SKee and we don’t care, about you and the blogge. But I know I look forward to my daily dose of the ramblings of an’ ol space tripper like yourself.

    By the way did there not used to be a ginseng drink called Bondi cola??

  18. avatar
    fantasticandy | 3 September 2006 at 11:02 am #

    steve,i got 3 dvd’s of krautrock from 68-78.popul vuh,amon dull,kraan,can,achim richel,guru guru,eloy,grobenshmit,xhol caravan,oh,the list goes on and on and on and on!!!! all from live german tv broadcasts,check out the ancient amps,clothes,and kit,guffaw at some of the frightened audiences reactions.and be a smug ol’bastid’knowing your’e up there with these guys.(only infinitly more versatile.)6 hours of it,want some? let me know in yer bloggy,and i’ll get em’to ya! p.s the dudes cd is still the best thing to come out of a garage in worcester england. your humble servent,alien dude.

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 September 2006 at 11:09 am #


    you read so well when wasted ….i spent fathers day getting gradually happier…and then, finish off the day with smiles all around and heavy lips…muse will this wine sullen my tomorrow?

  20. avatar
    lee | 3 September 2006 at 11:32 am #

    Some of us are not “gooseballs”. I have described myself as just plain “goose” before.Oh,and called other people “goose” as well.From now on might give “gooseball” a go, for a change. It has a ring to it.As does Kranky Kilbey.

  21. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 3 September 2006 at 1:59 pm #

    Man, can I relate to your post today! If only I could change certain aspects of myself.

    We all had a nice father’s day lunch. Prior to that hubby got breakfast in bed.

    Today my 7 year-old daughter wanted Playstation 2 Singstar Rocks! as her present for doing so well with her reading at school. Low and behold, The Church’s Unguarded Moment features on it. Hope you are getting lots of royalties Steve. Anyway, when I sang it, I ranked, Hit Artist. I so missed my calling in life!

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 September 2006 at 2:17 pm #

    goji juice. the saviour of mankind. it’s what’s good for ya knee, sk.


  23. avatar
    mandn | 3 September 2006 at 2:51 pm #

    Happy Father’s Day dear Orpheus

    and since no one else is claiming it,
    and because it’s such an f’ing
    great song, I’ll claim “I’m Deranged”
    by my other love, that olde
    spacetraveller Himself; Bowie.

    I’m off the NYC tomorrow to see Saphin.
    Tim Essquare… or whomever he may be
    at any given point in time/space…


  24. avatar
    matthew | 3 September 2006 at 2:54 pm #

    SOOO ready for space rock idol… bring it owwnnnn.

  25. avatar
    persephone2u | 3 September 2006 at 3:13 pm #

    popol vuh — love this stuff and all things Kraut…these guys knew where it was at.

  26. avatar
    biggle boggle | 3 September 2006 at 3:30 pm #

    You keep making me listen to Popol Vuh…

    Those Hawkwind novels are really, really bad…but I still have ’em

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 September 2006 at 3:31 pm #

    For the tech savvy among us (luddites carry on), you can find Popol Vuh – Einsjรคger & Siebenjรคger in a.b.sounds.mp3.complete_cd

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 September 2006 at 3:43 pm #

    …and Popol Vuh – Tantric Songs, Hosianna Mantra in

  29. avatar
    General Catz | 3 September 2006 at 3:54 pm #

    “does my egos ass look big in this skintite black blogg?”

    Terrific line.

    Also, you could be my twin from what you’ve written today (minus the Hawkwind stuff).

    Miss Grove

  30. avatar
    zero the hero | 3 September 2006 at 4:00 pm #

    Didn`t know you were such an avid spaced out spacerocker (but it comes as no surprise, of course!). Yes, Popol Vuh were great. Hosianna Mantra is one of my favourites.
    Maybe Michael Rother should be invited to the show….? I once had those H.wind novels reading them inbetween my excursions into inner space and P.Tree today is a brilliant exponent of the best of the krautspacerocktradition.
    Did you ever catch Ship of Fools? A British psychedelic underground band recording two magnificent albums in the midnineties, delivering them to the world and then fading away into obscurity?
    Two releases, one called: “Out There Somewhere”, the other: “Close Your Eyes (Forget the World)”. Music to give you goosebumps, visions and strange dreams!
    Knowing so much about your musical interests make me eagerly anticipate the next Church/Kilbey release.
    Great blog!

  31. avatar
    CSTCoach | 3 September 2006 at 6:11 pm #

    ahh, its great to be back in blogland. nearly took an OD when i read 3 weeks worth in a day to catch up. hunting down spacerock recommendations as we speak. My time stranded in that old cabin on a mountain pass in the north, waiting for helicopter evac, were filled with the choich (bought the ipod just to load it full of my choich collection) and with rob dickinson’s CD (which I’m really enjoying).

    Had a chance to plug the choich again in this tripe travel column i been cranking out, that one ran while I was away dodging grizzlies. Tis here, for any fiends who want to pass the plug

    got some ideas for your aches and pains, oh bearded one, and have worked with rockers quite recently. happy to help anytime, and I won’t even bill ya ๐Ÿ˜‰ Glad to return somethin after all your work has given me.

    stay well (and get back to work on Mimesis and the next Isidore!!! ๐Ÿ˜› )


  32. avatar
    DJK082067 | 3 September 2006 at 6:51 pm #

    Happy ole Hippie Dads Dayz to ya… if that is appropriate. In your blog today you referred to “your not me and I’m not you” …what an absolute. Many would give anything to live a day/week/month/year in your skin. It may frighten them after 10 f*in seconds and they would have to claw there way out back to their life/lives. And being a spacerocker as yourself you’d know the same if you switched w/ any of us (my job kills my back!!). We are who we are. We can control instances and decisions, but ultimately life’s canvas can not be erased. Just sometimes painted over to resemble another appearance. Enjoy this/that breath…that second/the toast/the kids and mate/mates…this day,hopefully tomarrow and so on. It was such a pleasure for you to recognize Mr. Wright of the real Floyd.(Listening to the original P.F creations all day today as a theme(The Wall.., musically brilliant,lyrics a little to created for radio play).
    The Stones sell out because they sold out. The original (alive) members of P.F can drop their egos and rule the earth w/ no new tracks for 12-18 months. So what !!! Its not original. I’ve seen cover bands that play a certain amount of popular bands music better than the originals. But…here is a spacerockers dream …”(2007)OPENING FOR (ALMOST ORIGINAL MEMBERS) PINK FLOYD…THE FOUR MATES FROM DOWN UNDER PLAYIN ELECTRIC AND ACOUSTIC SETS INCLUDING TRACKS FROM THEIR BRILLIANT RECENT CD AND CLASSICS FROM AN ERA GONE BY SIMPLY TO FAST….TICKETS ON SALE SOON…PRICE RANGE $100-500 U.S. DOLLARS SO GET THEM QUICK !!!!

    I’d probably skip the opening act and watch you guys tear the F*in arena apart (and get paid deservedly well !!!)

    Enjoy Life and have a Great Day !!!

  33. avatar
    spongebather | 3 September 2006 at 7:42 pm #

    I’m not gonna threaten an Idol judge, just beat one even more senseless than he already is. Is it okay that I sing “UTMW” while hitting the wanker with a cricket bat?

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 September 2006 at 8:16 pm #

    First comment EVAH!
    Yer “spacerock idol” idea made me laugh out loud! I can ferkin picture the damnable thing.

    Good on ya, Mr.Kilbey. Best blog in the world, this is.


  35. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 3 September 2006 at 9:04 pm #

    we are just interstellar galactic love machines taking a ride that never stops…

  36. avatar
    JJ | 3 September 2006 at 9:18 pm #

    Deranged Gooseball here, not stoned (though shared a little with river friends today)……me, I have to check in on these little vignettes a la SK, postscripted Bondi, AU, a place I know nothing about except through the eyes of one esteemed Space Rocker. Rick Wright, yeah….too bad Gilmour hasn’t recorded something like Mihalis innawhile, drifty track from way back. Goji…will have to search it out for a taste.


  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 September 2006 at 9:58 pm #

    anger sucks me in n uses up my energy

    my new mantra

  38. avatar
    stealthblue | 3 September 2006 at 10:06 pm #

    Hey Steve,
    Hope you have a great Pappie’s Day, despite the “craziness” you are feeling. I don’t know why but I get like that too, kind of similar today as a matter of fact…ah to be human. I am supposed to play tonight and all I want to really do is make my headache go away, hang out on the couch and watch something funny, not very space-rockerish I suppose. It’ll shake off once I am there, as these times are too rare lately as it is. I know once the guitar is strapped and the skinner is tapping out the kinks in the new drum heads I will gel right in. I believe Mr. Green is due here as well, and now that you mention it, I could probably use some nourishment! Hmmm…but what to have…I know…Peanut Butter on toast! Wonder where that idea came from!? ๐Ÿ™‚ I will hold off on the vegemite though…for now. That is such an aqcuired taste. Man, I remember the first time I had that stuff…a friend from Sydney brought it to me and I put entirely way too much on , not really knowing its taste, and I thought I would vomit! Now, I know to use it sparingly. Although, my ex wife (English-used Marmite) ate it like I eat peanut butter, so go figure!

    Well, I hope you have a lovely day and time with your fam. Keep on doing whatever it is you do. We love it.
    Thanks for the culinary (as well as musical)inspiration!
    All the best to you and ALL the space rockers of the world,

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 September 2006 at 10:23 pm #

    dear sk
    reading the current
    rolling stone interview with bob dylan.

    bd says:
    You do care [about your live audience],
    you care in a big way,
    otherwise you wouldn’t be there.
    But it’s a different kind of connection.
    It’s not a light thing.
    It’s alive every night,
    or it feels alive every night.[pause]
    It becomes risky.
    I mean, you risk your life to play music,
    if you’re doing it in the right way.”

    i bet you know exactly
    what bd means

    thank you for
    risking your life sk


  40. avatar
    eek | 3 September 2006 at 10:25 pm #

    Don’t you hate it when you’re in one of those pissy-assed moods? I’m both miserable and miserable to be around when I get them. At least you still write beautifully when you’re in a funk. I have no redeeming qualities at all when I get pissy.

  41. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 September 2006 at 10:26 pm #

    ” Tim Powles is never a prick”
    I know his ex thinks he is at times so it’s all subjective really

  42. avatar
    mattdavison | 3 September 2006 at 10:34 pm #

    I know who that was………
    SK ya not en olde tosser, so stop being a prick!!
    Got a guy to front ya if you come to NZ he is #2 on the charts at the mo and is from a lineage of rockers his brother is the lead in the feelers a very famous band in this little godzown and he with Liberation, his name is Donald Reid….and to be honest is a little bit Buckley, and very popular with the girlies…Please talk to ya Druid about em…..he will get a few extra punters, and he does an awesome Ugardy mom…..
    Me Lightfoot and a few radio AND VJ STARS WILL GET OUT AND DO DA BIZ.
    TP can e-mail mw if ya want.

  43. avatar
    limebeaver | 3 September 2006 at 11:13 pm #

    why no 2nd Melbourne gig?

  44. avatar
    the dean | 4 September 2006 at 12:06 am #

    ‘Industrial Zen’
    by John Mclaughlin

    recommended to all serialised, spiritualised spaced rockers.

  45. avatar
    rubikon | 4 September 2006 at 12:11 am #

    Stevie babes,

    Man, I dunno, I mean, but how can you eat peanut butter?

    Nik Turner played sax on one of my tracks once….a long time ago….when I thought I had a teeny weeny bit o’ talent.

  46. avatar
    ambnt1 | 4 September 2006 at 1:12 am #


    Had it not been for you and PK singing the praises of Hawkwind at the “Shriek” event in S.F., I’d still be only a proto space rocker who thought he was hip. Have since purchased Hall of the Mountain Grille, In Search of Space, and Do Re Mi etc. Wow!!! Better late than ever, I guess. I like your comments about how space is deep, and also spooky. Guess that’s why I like Oophoi so much–Celestial Geometries (the theme of which is the “Face/Pyramids” on Mars) feels like you are actually there, on Cydonia. I hope you got that feeling from the discs. If you’d be interested in some similar obscure deep space/drone artists (i.e. on Oophoi’s label) let me know and I’d be happy to send some examples or make recommendations. (
    A fellow space traveler,


  47. avatar
    razor edalb | 4 September 2006 at 1:26 am #

    “n chrissie ugly-leerer”

    What a scream. For all her tail shaking, Linda Perry’s probably made more money from chrissie’s “hits” than ole chrissie has or ever will.

    Linda’s the person writing a lot of the “music” the pop tarts are peddlin these days. Sort of a shame. Perry can write some damn fine music when she puts her mind to it.

  48. avatar
    captainmission | 4 September 2006 at 1:30 am #

    i love mike moorcock stuff, he really got me into hawkwind and reading sci fi, used to devour his universe in my teens and now i’m enjoying them again, i recently read ‘King of the City’ which has some amazing Hawkwind references and is a pretty good story. when i had my band i stole the name ‘the deep fix’ as homage to Mr. M. I liked that short story as well.

    i think one of the reasons you are so unique is the fact you embrace your humanity in a way other rock and rollers don’t, it’s reassuring to us mere mortals that our hero’s and heronines are not these perfect beings that have packaged personalities and polished teeth, we are all in this together, to coin a phrase from bing bong lee.
    I love reading about yr struggles with yourself, not for voyeuristic pleasure but becuase if affirms how ultimately it’s the only stuggle that matters. in many ways it’s the hero’s journey, not the challenges themselves but how we respond to them. i am constantly striving to keep my integrety, sense of balance and connection, and shamefully i admit it’s very difficult but made somewhat easier by the fact that the people all over the planet seem to share this battle within themselves. perhaps this dichotomy manifests in global conflicts and wars, you know, as above so below, i don’t know….anyways,

    steve, get yr goji berries from the china town, (the markets and surrounding shops) they sell them for about $20 a big bag, heat in some h20 for juice extraction, then stick in fridge or, alternativly eat raw. enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 September 2006 at 1:57 am #

    Gidday Eskay,

    ’twas toppe bloggette n cardigan.


  50. avatar
    john in austin, texas | 4 September 2006 at 3:22 am #


    have you ever had your astrological chart read (i’d guess you have).

    if not and if you’re interested, send me a note and i’d be happy to do it in repayment for all of the years of great music you’ve shared with me.

    john at metatractor dot com

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    ...being here, doing this... | 4 September 2006 at 3:29 am #

    “i don’t merely dislike the mundane
    it infuriates me!”

    oh thy inner monkey is a ‘callin
    canna you not hear!

    ditch that $60 goji bottle
    for some $12 a kilo

    you n me n all
    we’re apes

    mystical apes
    surging inward
    i n f i n i t y

    commonplace we are
    6 billion of us
    nothin special
    nothin unusual


    what’s so infuriating about
    sitting by the sea
    listening to waves
    in surround sound
    sand between your cracks
    colours of cloudly sunsets
    soothing blurry eyes
    gentle winds
    massaging weary flesh

    I love my humanity

    Maybe to the world
    we, the infamous,
    look common
    no one special

    But, that’s our ticket to freedom

    No one notices
    if we sit
    by the beach all day

    or in a park
    singing, laughing
    the birds and flowers

    Everyone lets us be

    …and our inner monkeys emerge
    (such shy little chaps)
    open the doors
    from their worldy cages
    and dance

    Keepeth thy monkey happy
    He’s the dude grinding away
    on the plank
    while the rest
    of you

  52. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 September 2006 at 4:36 am #

    R.I.P Steve ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ Irwin

  53. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 September 2006 at 5:27 am #

    very sad and unexpected hey. wish I wouldnt keep finding out about people dying by reading this blog but…

  54. avatar
    gavgams | 4 September 2006 at 2:15 pm #

    Excellento blogo.

    Re: space idol – the mighty Crunch might give a theremin a run – better than bags!) Bjork from Iceland? (all the twinkly sounds on Vespertine). Dion McGregor, of course, for a bit of poetic culture.

    Nevets, this blog makes me think of Yeats line: something like “But take our greatness with our bitterness”.. can’t say exactly why cause gotta go to bedo, mateyo (we’re all mates here in Aust.. ).

    I think there is so much crap goin down anyone who sais no to crap must have some healthy instincts. Apparantly grumpiness and defacing real estate posters is a sign of intelligence. Heard it on the Health Report.

    Among my first ever lps were Hawkwind. I was 13, O dear?

    I don’t ask for much, but can someone delineate the difference between deranged and deluded? It might be fun. And what is a gooseball?

    Finally, Mr Sk : don’t forget a lot of “your people” are also contrary bastards.

  55. avatar
    sue cee | 5 September 2006 at 10:10 am #

    “think a thousand things at once
    and remember none”

    god, that is SO me!

    peanut butter on toast is the thinking man’s chocolate. Well, thats my excuse. Or else you’re pregnant with the children of the revolution…sorry Im mixing my posts ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. avatar
    John Garratt | 5 September 2006 at 1:32 pm #

    “so first of all
    im better than all of ya
    so why would i take yer advice
    2nd of all
    im worse than all of ya
    im not worthy of it”

    That made me laugh.

    And I don’t think my boss minds me reading The Time Being. We’re all equally bored here.


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