posted on March 29, 2012 at 12:17 am

a blow for the cause

baby take off your riverboots

and dont forget to eat up your filmshoots

a cannibal isle bee

the cooked booker his fried fee

hooker looks at hook says call smee

my galleon is running a ground says he

a door ajar of mouses

a floor above the haunted houses

we see she espouses certain forbidden n hidden fibs

she ridden a kitten out of a fog

surprised the reprisals began with a dog

hogged the logos  rhythm in spasm in a prism

ma’am the RAM is full pull the hard drive

honey the musics all runny its dripped

i ripped it and burned it and finally i sipped it

my lips were chapped and charged and all chipped

my voice was a little brittle ‘mongst the wattle

a grotto in the ghetto where gepetto fashions pin ok oh

electric conga line eel shorting coke

milk whitening fleshed enmeshed crash

micro soft surge urge my stash to ash

i cant find my mind here ..will it appear sincere…?

up the wooden hills to bedfordshire i now wearily tread

goodnight one and all


thats what i said






25 Responses to “flakes of diamond snakes of snow”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 March 2012 at 3:06 am #

    the pic – so beautiful (words too)… like you are your own constellation all sparkling energy floating through the night’s astral skies up above. wow!

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    colette | 29 March 2012 at 3:39 am #

    Such rich imagery. But firstly, I don’t know… imperatives seem to grate these days, except when I use them. Unless it’s an invitation?… well then I’m led to think of the blue faced honey eater, remembering that the male is the colourful one. The female is the demure subtle brown one. I remember not liking that idea at all as a child. Yet, ‘snakes of snow’ recalls another line about stalagmites hanging around which maybe should chill, but a-muses me still.

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    ticktockclarice | 29 March 2012 at 8:22 am #

    Ha ha, i love it when you get in the rhyming zone, you’re like a psychedelic Dr Seuss. Loving the pic too. Very Tron!

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 March 2012 at 8:39 am #

    I dunno im just not feeling these last few. Kinda sketchy n by the numbers? Even the less distilled stuff usually has a pearl or two in there but…sorry guy i cant get to these.

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 29 March 2012 at 10:10 am #

      fair enough…have yer money back

      • avatar
        Anonymous | 29 March 2012 at 12:02 pm #

        Nah keep the $ Im just hungry for more classics like Shot Silk is all.

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          thetimebeing | 29 March 2012 at 1:20 pm #

          ok i guess its hard to come up with something good everytime…

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            Anonymous | 30 March 2012 at 12:04 am #

            Sorry man, shouldn’t’ve said anythin

  5. avatar
    Steven Krut | 29 March 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    I received Earthed today. Thank you. I’m enjoying it. You really do have a voice that’s pleasant to listen to. I bet you could get a lot of voice work if you so wanted. Paradise Lost, as read by Steve Kilbey. I’d buy it.

    I made a video for Song to Go…

    I learn more with each video I make. I plan to start getting really avant-garde with them.

  6. avatar
    colette | 29 March 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    Beg pardon, you needn’t be influenced by Anonymous, need you? I know there’s a lot of pressure to perform, and much as I love the classics, there are so many other highways and byways to meander along. I think you should do as is your want as long as you’re not harming yourself or others… personally, I can see so many facets, it’s fascinating!

  7. avatar
    andy | 29 March 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    hey, nonny mouse…..
    how can you bitch about a guy who can make a tale about a stroll to buy a soy latte the most interesting read of the day?

  8. avatar
    Michel | 29 March 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    “Snakes of snow”, very poetic image…
    Steve, your works and words are good nearly nearly everytime, don’t worry.
    Mmmmh, Dazza would say it better than me, hope he will come back soon here.

    It may be inopportune, but I ordered a few things from the Church merch store a week ago and I was pleased to receive them so quickly. At last I have my P=A t-shirt, I will put it at night and indian-dance “Chaos” under the moon in hope the Opera House DVD will finally come down on me (and not only rain).
    But I also ordered “Black Unicorn” and I still think it’s a shame Tiare hasn’t got her own full album yet…I hope Marty and you will find the time to do it. This year. Yeah, that’s what I said.
    Buy “Black Unicorn”, everybody !

  9. avatar
    Wilfred Paradise | 29 March 2012 at 9:39 pm #

    great picture. i bet you could paint that. would be even better.

    No spring dates for the Church? 2012 off to painful start. Bandmates don’t even have to come, bring your own guitar, the david neil songs, the isadore, all the rest. come over and play.

    but enjoy.

    wilfred paradise

  10. avatar
    . | 29 March 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    when it pours, it rains
    the soft patter, the pain
    washes away while the insane
    things that invade our brains
    become eradicated and wash away
    the wisdom all of us stand to gain
    by removing ourselves from the lame
    things of this world, the unnecessary
    programs that slow down our mainframes
    and we’re back to the basics of human being
    to analyze our journey and to happily remain

  11. avatar
    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 29 March 2012 at 11:45 pm #

    Great entry today, love the pic…..

    Iv fallen off the map for a few days due to complications from my neck
    procedure on March 12 th. It appeaers that a blood clot formed inside the
    injection sight that went unnoticed til it grew to the size of a bean.
    No one knew this until I began having acute pain in my head and neck that progressively
    got worse. Into the hospital I go on Tuesday morning and all the Hocus- Pocus and magical tests.
    This was their conclusion as the pain just worsened. Well, they had to go in with their wicked cold
    instruments and abstract and corterize the bleeding problem. 2 days later ….I’m back in bed for extended bed-rest to ensure nothing worse can hapn to me. Really???? Can all this medical nonsense just stop already !!!

    My son Alex turned 21 on Monday that just past, that’s been the best part of the past 6+ weeks of
    these multiple injections, side effects, complications and depression. I look in the mirror and can not recognize myself. I look awful. I’m hoping this will be the turn around to improved health.
    But one can never be to sure, now can they…


    • avatar
      Anonymous | 30 March 2012 at 4:39 pm #

      take care dear man… my thoughts.

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      ticktockclarice | 31 March 2012 at 1:53 am #

      Hey Darrin, I wish i had the magic elixir that could make u feel free of your torment, but the best i can do is appeal to you as a fellow parent. I know what it is to love a child beyond all reproach even if they constantly let you down. I never wanted to be a parent, mainly because i knew i was a particularly selfish being and didn’t have anything to offer a child really but i was “blessed” with 3 wonderful, sturdy sons and the eldest left to a school ball (the equivalent of your “prom”) with his girlfriend tonite and they looked wonderful and i’m absolutely bursting with pride even tho tomorrow i know he’s going to be difficult and surly again (hey, he’s an Aries. Hitler anyone?). It’s bizarre how what sustains you also drains you (yes, that’s a Live lyric, guilty as charged) Some days i don’t feel like going on but i must because i have children. I’m sure you know what that’s like. I wish you health and love and happiness always…

  12. avatar
    Stewart | 30 March 2012 at 8:45 am #

    I like it. Perhaps it’s a little more obscure than some of your work but it’s intrigue recruits the ready reader for adventures in particularly creative interpretation.

  13. avatar
    Once | 30 March 2012 at 9:32 am #

    I love this one. Mucho.

    I get a bit lost sometimes with the mythology and history (my education and motivation fail me a bit there, I must admit). This one is raw and utterly human, and I really do feel it.

    Fortunately, my new job has helped with my lack of knowledge…at least I know where Damascus is now…and which airlines go there!!


  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 March 2012 at 10:12 am #

    Steve is it tru there was a dog in rozelle with the head of a ant?

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 March 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    wow i just love the feeling in this
    tug of war between the digital and the human —
    this one does stir up something undefined
    and seriously — your blogs can be an inspiration for visual art
    a painting of “a floor above the haunted houses” ?

  16. avatar
    Crasher | 30 March 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    been out of the timebeing for the timebeing.personal related,then a friends suicide.60 years young.
    it’s always the one you never expect.kept his depression a secret.
    i’ve taken 2 months leave..decided on a road trip.heads adelaide,tails canberra. tails it was..stayed in a nice motel in queanbeyan.each morning,welcome to act (australian capital territory for the uninformed majority) each night welcome to nsw.checked out the national this and the national that, never found the actual cbd. enjoyed the burbs.
    took 30 cds, all aussie for no real reason. 5 church,both isidores,a kilbey,both roland s howards (rip roly)an oils, no watercolours though.
    died pretty’s doughboy hollow ( 5 stars !)a coupla paul kelly’s,the wreckery,3 of st. nick’s, all of grants ( i love horsebreaker star)gb3,the new hammock,a couple of my 5 underground lovers albums and some others.
    i love a long drive. hope you’re well.

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