posted on November 1, 2010 at 8:13 pm

raining today

silver drops falling outta a grey sky

swim in the rain

sauna in the rain

walk in the rain

do yoga in the sunroom watching the rain

the street all wet n deserted

the street slippery and flooding

bedraggled birds

wish i was asleep

sleeping while the rain falls down

dreaming of water maybe i dunno

dreaming of sheets of water

clouds low n heavy

clear water streaming in gutters

dreaming of rainy seasons

dreaming of transparence

dreaming of  river

river of dreaming

slip from this world

slip thru its net

slip thru the sluice

so easy now to slip

away away away

why was i so frightened to slip away

when its so easy

so goddamn easy

40 Responses to “free rain”

  1. avatar
    Karen | 1 November 2010 at 9:44 pm #

    Raining here too
    love the sound of rain actually Ive never heard anyone say I hate the sound of rain then again its Autralia we need it..
    dont slip too far a way
    I dont know you but Ive read your words they touch me and many
    awaiting the next inducement

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    Abel | 1 November 2010 at 9:55 pm #

    Here it changed… Sun again… looks like this winter here will be nicer than last year’s…

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    eekie | 1 November 2010 at 9:57 pm #

    I have days like this. Many. They pass.

    Why is it when I think of this for myself I think “ah yes, that would be so nice” but when I think of it for you I think “noooooo!!” ?

    Don’t you fucking dare slip from this world. Not before me. DON’T. YOU. FUCKING. DARE.

    …unless you do just mean sleep. Then, yeah, that’s ok.

  4. avatar
    Anakki Mayhem | 1 November 2010 at 10:07 pm #

    i too, love falling asleep with rain tap-dancing on the roof… been very rainy up here lately & not always conveniently at night… lovely description

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    DavidP | 1 November 2010 at 10:08 pm #

    raining in the sauna?
    how cold is the pool now?
    wish i could get down there
    but alas, i must go tread the mill
    to earn a crust
    yeah, its nice all curled up in bed when raining outside
    me sir tired, time to do just that right now
    maybe see you on the other side
    in the land of waking dreams
    thoreau said our truest life is when we are in dreams awake
    sounds like you are leaving something behind

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    redgrevillea | 1 November 2010 at 10:14 pm #

    lovely piece steve, like your jewel-like songs. sweet, comforting and transcendent, much respect, rb.

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    Jason (jmb066) | 1 November 2010 at 10:35 pm #

    Well you have slipped away for a few days now and hopefully you were enjoying the moment of your induced induction. Wow!! what a speech, got to see the entire induction via facebook of all places. Looks like you had an incredible night and well deserved. I thought it was first class of Tim to thank Richard as he to was a part of the bands history. Well deserved, look forward to rest of the journey. Rest, relax and continue to live in each moment. Here is to many more accomplishments and many more years of the only music that reaches out to me and touches the best parts of my life.


  8. avatar
    Freddie | 1 November 2010 at 10:47 pm #

    I love a warm slow rainy day. Hope you get an opportunity to curl up somewhere cozy and enjoy it.

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    Mark | 1 November 2010 at 11:03 pm #

    you da man steve!!!

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 1 November 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    No time to ‘slip-up’ , you have a whirl-wind of coming weeks and months. Break the glass and pull the lever…because its creative time for you. After that speech on the fly and the gathering of the high-priests in one location. Its time for you and the men to assemble, create, and prepare for the up-coming onslaught of attention that you all will be living thru and rightfully deserving of. The solo, the gb3, and all other fantastic distractions will take a back seat to ‘the church’. As i wrote recently, i believe that ‘the church’ have a GRAND MASTERPIECE within their grasp. 30th anniversary tours aside, you are at your best when your writing songs and I feel pure genius just on the other side of this laptop screen. So… its all yours now…go get em KILLER !!!!

    Darrin K.

    And you no longer have to worry that a family of trolls, that have been living within Marty’s beard, will snatch up your treasures. Thankfully, we are safe for now….

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    . | 2 November 2010 at 12:39 am #

    until it’s our time we cannot and will not change our fate
    no easy way out…not a moment too soon, not a second too late
    it really sucks, sadly enough, but some of us wouldn’t hesitate
    to vaporize the sadness and dream away fully all that frustrates
    like this morning for no particular reason i had to contemplate
    the reason for all of this human suffering and how it perpetuates
    explain why the condition of this, our species, must hurt and hate
    debate it out in the shallows and deep of the mind to fully appreciate
    the fact that we can’t change too many a thing, we can only wait
    and make the most of the spheres wherein we roam, to promulgate
    a life better for one, for all, it’s not too much to ask for, so celebrate…

  12. avatar
    Cecilia | 2 November 2010 at 1:49 am #

    The dream makes the slipstream go down easy.

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    david | 2 November 2010 at 5:45 am #

    thought you might like this…

    “Never the Muse is absent
    from their ways:lyres clash and flutes cry
    and everywhere maiden chouruses wailing.
    Neither disease nor bitter old age is mixed
    in their sacred blood;far from labor and battle they live.”

    from a poet pindar ..about the land of hyperborea ..great little read by sci -fi guy Clark Ashton-Smith

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    david | 2 November 2010 at 5:49 am #

    bye the whey
    Catullus is so vibrant , the color ..ive seen the book cover that appears to have been the study but that
    pales dully to this image before me .

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    davem | 2 November 2010 at 5:58 am #

    I’m not so keen on the old wet stuff day after day.
    The Syndney date with the orchestra looks fab, but given it’s nearly in mid-April I’m resigning myself to the thought that we might have another year without you visiting us. It will be four years by the time next April swings by. I will have to check but I think that’s just about as long as we’ve ever gone without a date or two. We miss you but I do appreciate what a pain in the arse it is to make Europe/Blighty work.
    Take care esskay.

  16. avatar
    Jonny Hollywood | 2 November 2010 at 6:08 am #

    what no picture blogs anymore, don’t let that anonymous prick get to ya, looks like he is afraid to show his face aren’t you anonymous prick…lol

  17. avatar
    cazziem | 2 November 2010 at 6:10 am #

    I love the rain for so many reasons, but it has nothing to do with being a Brit haha! But have to say the rain alone doesn’t particularly interest me, apart from the it being nature’s rhythm machine. Put it alongside a storm and you have a whole orchestra playing, following that a rainbow, which has to be nature’s most beautiful vision. However, for me a dark, windy, cold night; an open fire and being snuggled up to someone you love whilst the rain hammers on the windows HAS to be the best way to enjoy the rain???

  18. avatar
    Mr. Argent | 2 November 2010 at 8:55 am #

    Big bikkies for sluice.

  19. avatar
    . | 2 November 2010 at 9:20 am #

    it’s been on your mind now for a long, long time
    when you and the brethren get back together, align
    make that rocker album again, words and music so loud, sublime
    another tantalizing epic for the ages for the fan and convert review
    seratonin bursting in your head, the restless chords vibrant and new
    swallow up your rainy day daydream clouds and make grey turn to blue

  20. avatar
    scott | 2 November 2010 at 9:25 am #

    thank you for all the hard work you do that enriches so many lives

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    andy | 2 November 2010 at 9:31 am #

    ‘it’s so easy just to slip away’
    one of hammill’s best.
    i can see you loving that song.

    this opera house gig…..if i can figure some way to raise the dough…..

  22. avatar
    Melissa | 2 November 2010 at 10:05 am #

    I don’t know why, but I have a real obsession with water … so to me this is such an exquisite piece


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    Tanya | 2 November 2010 at 10:31 am #


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    Anonymous | 2 November 2010 at 2:44 pm #

    I am a self absorbed twat(BITCH). Interrupting other peoples blogs is amazingly rude but there you go.

    • avatar
      eekie | 2 November 2010 at 5:04 pm #

      Truer words have rarely been written. Good on ya, dudelet! 😉

  25. avatar
    BigSmilesKate | 2 November 2010 at 3:58 pm #

    Hey SK

    Your piece today reminded me of a song I hadn’t heard in a long while so I popped it on:

    Don’t Look Back (Blurred Crusade)

    Sometime up here, watching a cloud
    Funny how they shape your thoughts
    Right out loud
    Some days you laugh
    Some days you cry
    So deep in a night
    It leaves you stranded high and dry
    Keep to yourself, keep it in case
    Keep it when you need it for a pretty smile
    For your face
    Walk out in the sun
    Walk out in the rain
    Keep on walking
    And don’t look back here again

    So simple and so right. Take a walk in the rain but don’t slip away.

    Big Loves
    Big smiles

  26. avatar
    dwellingwell | 2 November 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    Darren, what does Marty think about how you are always talking about weird shit hiding in his beard ? I am curious. Anyways. When I was living in Guatemala 6 months ago, I had this Japanese hippie housemate . He was very smart and profound in his thinking. His Dad runs a Zen Monastery in Japan . He recently told me about this place in Burma. You can live there and meditate for $100 a month. Some nice little lines in that last one SK. Read a Confederacy of Dunces. It will cheer you up.

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 3 November 2010 at 11:10 pm #

      Oh….he doesnt mind, he has their forwarding address if your interested in writing them.

      Darrin K. ( NOT DARREN !!! )

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    hellbound heart | 2 November 2010 at 7:54 pm #

    i said it last night; i’ll say it again tonight…..REST…..

    love always…..

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 November 2010 at 11:15 pm #

    i am a self absorbed twat, Marty was so fucking right at the ARIA Hall of Fame. You have a knack for being a Aussie genius! well done steve!!!! xxxxx oooooo

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    princey | 3 November 2010 at 10:12 am #

    Lovely bloggy sk. Was down at Aireys Inlet for a couple of days along the beautiful Great Ocean Road her in Vic, it was rainy’n’windy’n’cold, but none of that matters when u see the breathtaking views of the ocean and cliffs, all bad,sad,mad thoughts leave u when you’re there, you should go there one day 🙂 (maybe The Church could play at Apollo Bay and stay there for a couple of days, the drive there is awesome!)

    Hey, I had a great time at the GB3 gig on Friday, what a group of musical geniuses! It was nice to talk to u too, and hear u sing Aura 🙂 I hope you keep your promise and include it in the upcoming 30th Ann. gigs, wow,imagine, the crowd will go wild, please do it sk!!!

    Have a great day and hope to hear from u soon,
    love Amanda

  30. avatar
    bionicanna | 3 November 2010 at 11:15 am #

    i’ll take a moment of waking dreaming over hours of sleep. and rain has a way of washing away all the distractions. that poem captured it so well.

  31. avatar
    Lady Di | 3 November 2010 at 12:53 pm #

    Cloudy, cool and wet.
    Not to worry, I’ve got the church to keep me waaarrm.

  32. avatar
    dwellingwell | 3 November 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    Looking for my other Telescopes fave on youtube “High on fire”. This will suffice: “I won’t share your sleepwalk”

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 November 2010 at 3:21 am #

    never been to planet princey. different gravity there

  34. avatar
    jim jimmy | 4 November 2010 at 3:23 am #

    what a group of musical geniuses! ???? yeah right. Earth right ?

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      princey | 4 November 2010 at 9:16 am #

      Oh right, you malaka, sorry my englissss no good enough for u, if I bug u so much, please don’t read my comments

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    dwellingwell | 4 November 2010 at 1:37 pm #

    Darrin, writing to who ? I am wary of writing the famous. I once had a correspondence with Tony Visconti about Tai Chi. As soon as I asked him about this keepex gate thing he did On Ziggy stuff with Kick drum and bass, he told me he would not answer any audio questions.So that was that. Marty sounds down to earth and cool though. I respect him. He doesn’t seem precious and Inn-crowd-ish. I heard he is into Borges.He is the best (by far ) Guitarist SK has ever recorded with. I hope they make another record.

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 5 November 2010 at 11:30 pm #

      I agree with you 100 percent !!!!! Marty is the best guitarist SK has ever recorded with and Peter is 1a.

      Have a great weekend !!!!

      Darrin K.

  36. avatar
    Freddie | 11 November 2010 at 1:10 am #

    Sounds peaceful. I’d like a rainy day when the world would just leave me alone in some cozy corner with a good book.

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