posted on February 1, 2011 at 5:06 pm

trick or trick

white walls glimpse of barbed wireless control

in the night i march under palms

white cars go by in black night

in the darkness a gun or a bottle or a pipe

3 old wise men bicker over star in a doorway to a youth club

drive from one place to another

i talk talk talk i ride i ride i ride

my lunch arrives a salad sandwich

my dinner arrives a vegie burger too big to pick up

i play my bass sometimes guitar sometimes nothing

i just sing sing sing

well i get pretty tired

its sounding good someone says

my head is somewhere is else

my somewhere collides head on

my other voice sings some words

my other me drops to one knee and strums a chord

my oh my the notes and words all sloshing round in my head

imagine learning all the words to 3 albums

its a big ask

all that bass wow im exhausted as i lie back on this lounge

in our luxury deluxe luxurious rehearsal stage in l.a. baby

my head is fullo jet lag

my head so heavy i loll to one side

eat too much food feel all sleepy

but i type to you in my break

ok thats it for now


22 Responses to “hollywood magic rascal”

  1. avatar
    Richard | 1 February 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    “3 old wise men bicker over star in a doorway to a youth club”

    was tim there to kick some frigginsense and mirth into them?

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    hellbound heart | 1 February 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    peace and love…………….

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    Therese | 1 February 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    Glad you arrived safely and hope the jet lag is now gone. The lucky people that can get on planes and sleep the whole way, wish I could.

    Good luck with the first gig, sure it will be nite to remember.
    Rock on!!!

    Peace & love

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    princey | 1 February 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    awright, rock’n’roll, gosh! learning words and bass to 3 albums is unbeleeevable sk, but I knew u could do it, oh yeah 🙂

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    Melissa | 1 February 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    oooh, I love this photo!

    have a wonderful first show in lala land .. geeze! I wish I was there! Hope it goes splendidly 😀

  6. avatar
    neptune | 1 February 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    That is a big (t)ask … If you forget the words — just mumble blur and la la la … they will love you anyway. 😉

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    Spacejunkie | 1 February 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    Good luck with the VI. She’s a sturdy beast and knows her way home well

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    Dutchpierre | 1 February 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    Thanks for the update Killer – have a great tour – summer proper has finally arrived in Bondi – great for Karin & co huh
    Would give my left to see Feel, Lost & Anchorage
    Walk on the valley road man ha

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    Karen | 1 February 2011 at 7:57 pm #

    sounds exhausting & im exhausted reading it
    least its cool over there heat waves wavering here

    thanks for typing to the minions

    your a trooper keve stilbey

  10. avatar
    mc | 1 February 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    3 albums of words and music is a big ask and so is 30 years of creating great music!

    i’m coming to the opera house show but i’d love to see the 3 album show in sydney or melbourne also – would be an amazing experience, so many great songs. i guess i’m just a greedy fan… i’ll just take what i can get and i’ll be more than happy.

  11. avatar
    Ingrid | 1 February 2011 at 9:05 pm #

    At least you’re escaping this heatwave we’re having – over 40 degrees today. Hope you get some good rest before the show. Have lots of fun tomorrow night.

  12. avatar
    andy | 1 February 2011 at 9:40 pm #

    i would love to get to one of these shows…..
    marty’s talking europe 2012 steve,to promote next album…is that right?

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 February 2011 at 10:00 pm #

    Thanks for thinking of us…….those of us that will miss out on hearing “live” performances of not one,not two,but THREE albums in their entirety.
    Wish I was there!!!!Oh wells….

  14. avatar
    Wilfred Paradise | 1 February 2011 at 10:39 pm #

    wear a gun in a crowd, but bare breasts aren’t allowed. welcome to the States, man. look forward to hearing about it as you wander East. All best, Wilfred Paradise

  15. avatar
    Freddie | 1 February 2011 at 11:41 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by to cast yer spell :^)

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    Lara | 2 February 2011 at 1:11 am #

    Jet lag, ugh. I always take a sleeping pill to force the adjustment to a new time. Cuz I need my sleep.

    I know you will blow their minds in LA.

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    Cecilia | 2 February 2011 at 2:17 am #

    i just sing sing sing
    well i get pretty tired
    its sounding good someone says
    my head is somewhere is else

    solo canto canto canto
    y me canso
    alguien dice que suena bien
    my cabeza esta en otro lugar


  18. avatar
    MistressMousey | 2 February 2011 at 3:40 am #

    Rest up. Sing well. See you in SF on Friday.

  19. avatar
    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 2 February 2011 at 4:36 am #


    I hope you feel great, eat well, and get some much needed rest. We are so lucky here in the states to have you guys tearing it up across America. See you in a bit. I plan on capturing as many pics and video (if i can), so those that are unable to attend can at least share some of the memorable moments, even if they are from very far away.

    If I could, I would fly you over and set you up here in Chicago to be apart of this tour. But since money is crunching under every step I take… I will find a way of including you and Davem in the mix, somehow…

    Darrin K.

  20. avatar
    davem | 2 February 2011 at 4:58 am #

    I’m not around tomorrow, so I want to wish you all the very best for the start of the tour.
    I am thinking of you.

  21. avatar
    Jason (jmb066) | 2 February 2011 at 9:47 am #


    It’s an amazing tour and what you guys are going acomplish. I cant imagine the effort to rehearse three albums live, man are we lucky and spoiled fans. Have you noticed Echo and The Furs are following in your foot steps?? Nothing as lofty as three epic albums though. Echo are doing 2, Furs are doing one. Hope all goes well, see you in Chicago. Dinner is on the wife and I if you have time and are interested. I will be driving in from Detroit and should be there in Chicago around 2pm weather permitting. I hope there is no snow like we are getting here today and tomorrow. So stay warm, travel safe and enjoy the west coast while you can. Knock em dead Killer.


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    Gary R | 2 February 2011 at 11:41 am #

    Listening to ‘Untitled #23’ as I write this
    Got my tickets to the El Rey tomorrow night
    Quite an undertaking – 3 albums/1 show
    Particularly psyched for ‘Priest=Aura’

    Can’t wait to see this show…
    …definitely feeling spoiled.

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