posted on August 20, 2010 at 4:55 pm

scarlet will

animal spirit bristles in the spiky night

i see it all in my mind now

right here now in 1910 in the modern age

as i write here in godthaab round the swimming pool

type type type on my new mu data-machine

in my surrey with the fringe on top

clearly beyond my own time

but in which direction do those children travel

north to the blazing pole star that illuminate the evil in man eye

east to the red cliffs where the sea waits ready to engulf

south to the cities in the polynesia

where soulscrapers rip apart the atmospheres physique

or west to the far flung crags and castles

where the famous doctor cuspinian dwells

and  the burnings have nearly stopped

and in the pale pink mist of dawn…..*

* i was sitting in my room writing this when one of the kids kicked out the

lead to the internet doodah

and nothing got automatically saved n i lost a good hours worth of work

suffice to say providence has intervened and erased 3 quarters of what i wrote

as i didnt notice the autosave wasnt working

now demoralised by my writing going into the void

unretractable it would seem

so fuck it all i just gonna slink off now

and see how i feel 2morro n if i can remember what i wrote today



30 Responses to “hansel n gretel 2 (tragic interruption)”

  1. Kraig
    Kraig | 20 August 2010 at 5:21 pm #

    Funk it all! Jump Right In! Let the blue waves catch U

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    lily was here | 20 August 2010 at 5:31 pm #

    Bring back the typewriter! lol
    I shouldnt laugh, that really sucks. The adorable photo though is gold xo

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    andy | 20 August 2010 at 6:41 pm #

    you wrote enough already….

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    Michael | 20 August 2010 at 8:03 pm #

    very frustrating for you steve. today I had writers block on some work I’m doing, so instead took a break and listened to untitled #23 on vinyl for the first time in a month or two. Apart from reminding me of what a great collection of songs these were I was struck at how beautifully produced and sounding it was, better than many of the ‘classics’ I’ve been playing lately. Got me moving on what I needed to get done!

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    hellbound heart | 20 August 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    crap….but i bet you forgave her for tripping over the doo-dah, right?

    love always….

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    Wilfred Paradise | 20 August 2010 at 9:47 pm #

    more dates in the states. smooth out the karma. enjoy some jazz.

    Come on back. enjoy, enjoy.

    Wilfred Paradise

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    isolde | 20 August 2010 at 10:10 pm #

    the corn is as high as an elephants eye and it looks like its climbing clear up to the sky

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    Freddie | 20 August 2010 at 11:00 pm #

    Did Scarlet do it? She looks a little wary there but she is far lovelier than anything you could have written anyway. :^)

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    Karen | 20 August 2010 at 11:01 pm #

    Haha how many times has my dog pulled the plug or the cat sat on the keyboard ..the list goes on .. my big kids dont hassle me on the magic box anymore well unless thier I phones arent working .
    Your daughter has your forehead my kids dont look much like me.

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 20 August 2010 at 11:12 pm #

    Well today is my Birthday. The weather here in Chicago calls for more heat and humidity (90+). I do not care for b-days that much any more. To me, they become a reminder of things lost, never-completed, one more year gone. Its hard to celebrate them anymore. Thank goodness for my children. Alex(19) loves life, he is kind and compassionate soul. He is quiet, as if he is always thinking. My princess, Kristina, (2.5 yrs old and is my “avatar”) is full of spunk, running-smiling-laughing, she is my bright light-full of energy and questions. She is so excited about my birthday- well…anyones birthday- she just loves to celebrate. My path to this age has been blown way off course so many times-a map could not assist me in finding my way back to myself. I just watch my children and now, live my life thru them. i guess thats what we end up doing later in this life.

    As Always,
    Darrin K. – Chicago

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      Donna | 21 August 2010 at 10:22 am #

      Happy Birthday!!

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        BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 21 August 2010 at 11:48 pm #

        Thank you…that was kind of you.

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    Richard | 21 August 2010 at 12:06 am #

    I think it’s sad that these ghastly stories have survived
    and that kids (and grown ups) are exposed to them
    what do they teach?
    what do they prove?
    could anything real really be so awful?
    god I hope not

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    matthew | 21 August 2010 at 12:39 am #

    I loved what I got. Any more is a bonus!

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    cazziem | 21 August 2010 at 12:49 am #

    Well, I’m sure most of us know the official version which DOES end up happy ever after, but I’d still love to hear your interpretation. Then again what’s meant to be will be, so perhaps this lost instalment is just what we need to keep our own imaginations ticking over instead of relying on yours daily? Hopefully, it will all come flooding back to you, but in the meantime…

    Now how do I imagine this story will end??????????????????

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    Name | 21 August 2010 at 1:26 am #

    Like the quote from Antonin Artaud…

    Had this really vivid dream (it was a happy ending) because of the 1st H&G blog. Since, trying to write it all down in verse; but it’s hard when you wake. Kinda like when your internet connection blows. “Come back!”

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    Cecilia | 21 August 2010 at 1:44 am #

    surrey with the fringe on top – thanks for bringing Blossom Dearie to the front of the cue.

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    evilren | 21 August 2010 at 6:50 am #

    I sense some urgency here. Leave it to providence I guess

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    mark griffith | 21 August 2010 at 9:39 am #

    kids…they don’t know…they’re on a different plane. our studio is in my house and they’ve come in asking for cookies right in the middle of a good vocal take, guitar take or whatever…they don’t care…they just want a snack. gotta love ’em…
    take care

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    Donna | 21 August 2010 at 10:24 am #

    Love the picture!

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    anon | 21 August 2010 at 10:35 am #

    Spicks n Specks -w atch here wombats and platypi

    Foreigners can dl the show here (for a short time)

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    Steven Krut | 21 August 2010 at 11:13 am #

    I saw a brief clip of your Spicks and Specks TV appearance on YouTube, Steve. You were talking about Swedish with the host. Looked like you were having fun. You’d be perfect as a judge on one of those talent shows that are so popular now. You come across very well on TV.

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      Steven Krut | 22 August 2010 at 3:10 am #

      Well, I just watched the whole episode (thanks to anon). Quite a fun little show. You had some good jokes, Steve. I liked the one about how each night that guy slays the audience.

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    DavidP | 21 August 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    she didnt do it, honestly
    rooly n trooly she didnt
    look at those eyes
    they do not tell a lie
    ’twas the doodah fairy

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    andy | 21 August 2010 at 6:37 pm #

    bloody hell killah!
    just been reading about rudd’s ‘big australia’ ideas……
    bonkers or what?
    a new life in the bush?
    perpetual walkabout?
    the second invasion?

  23. avatar
    Richard | 21 August 2010 at 10:45 pm #

    dontchya love democracy?
    neither side deserved to win
    and neither did

  24. avatar
    Cedgie | 22 August 2010 at 12:22 am #

    A dingo ate MY homework!

  25. avatar
    matthew | 22 August 2010 at 2:37 am #

    it’s a very sweet photo anyway.

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    mary | 22 August 2010 at 4:52 am #

    lol she does look adorable and suspicious hehe, she is truely a very cute little girl, all your girls are very cute!!!

    love ya!

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