posted on December 13, 2008 at 9:55 pm

for a free piece of time being cake
send 1000 dollars to me now
inside stamped addressed envelope
your cake will be delivered c.o.d.
or maybe w.h.i.t.i.n.g.
do you have call whiting?
all that sweet green icing flowing down…..
its a windy day here at the wo-mansion
well blow me down with a feather
its sunday
i am still alive (somewhat)
travelling in another place
in the middle of the night
fleeing romance for a breather
i stood n saw
the stars soar across our midnight sky
the moon harnessed to a chariot of clouds
she bestrode that black night a pink empress
the moon rolled thru the night
and appeared naked and unashamed
before all her subjects
an excerpt from a reawakened life
a seamless join
like real upon real upon real
life rewards and punishes
winning streaks
losing swirls
gaining n losing its all illusion
figures moving in columns
one for the angry sea
two for the burning tree
three for the black n empty hole
four for the fading names
five for the crying shames
six for the fix you nix in the mix
copyright greedy sod publishing 2012
dec 21
gonna end it
the two towers
the planes are…..missiles….
the people scream why ? why? why?
the puppetmaster understands their need
will we collide with mars?
voice : yes
what will happen to all my plans?
voice : your plans…ha ha ha….
just over 4 years to go then…..?
voice : 4 years stuck on your eyes
the falcon has been taken from the falconer
the centre cannot hold
the arms cannot hold
the eyes cannot see
what will life be like without us?
voice : who can tell?
stunned i sit backstage caressing my axe
yellow fingers reach out of the sun
the stars seem to pitch and fall
and lo :
the first angel appeared blowing a silver trumpet
and the angel said : see…..i am come….
and he reached into the ocean
and he summoned out the serpent
which came out of the depths in living fire
and it vomited out a black cloud
and the cloud squeezed the sun
squeezing out starblood
and the people still prayed to mammon
whose name is lush
represented by number 11
originating in the east a great storm
and the angel shuddered
crying :
oh that it had to come to this…!
nostradamus sitting in a bar reading his stars
no more queens
no more popes
no more…..
i weep for rome
i weep for babylon
i weep for berlin
i weep for los angeles
i weep for the children
our children
waking up one day without a world
whose fault is all this?
voice : yours!
i should have done something
i should have done something
i must not let the world die
i must not let the world die
next time i will see
next time i will see
will our souls disappear out of this world?
will we the living get the same deal?
will i burn or freeze or freeze to burn?
where can i hide?
voice : nowhere!
what can i do?
multitude of voices : help us help us!
bang! we’re all gone
swallowed up
done in
put down
over n out
is this true?
voice : it is inevitably true
man….that really sucks!

24 Responses to “hope less hope”

  1. avatar
    craig1.618 | 14 December 2008 at 4:17 am #


    but i don’t think it will be a downgrade

    just a cyclical change… it always is

    3 for the lonely souls
    4 for the cawing crows
    5 for the fiends and foes
    6 for the the slips
    as the space-time flips

    on a side note i’ve been saving my pennies

    sacrificing this that and the other

    for a silver falcon from the land of gretsch

    might as well get it now

    while i’m still here

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    Hellbound Heart | 14 December 2008 at 5:05 am #

    what an image of the moon! that’s magic….
    have a lovely sunday all, it’s hot and windy and not very nice outside…bleurgh…
    love always…

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    princey | 14 December 2008 at 5:38 am #

    2012, all I hope for is that The Church or Painkiller or SK solo will still be giggin’, if not, then THAT is the end of the world for me. The big bang alright!
    Thanks for the depressing thought sk.
    Have a good arvo anyway and here’s looking to the future beyond 2012, you’ll only be 2 yrs away from turning 60 sk…wow! 🙂

  4. avatar
    melissa | 14 December 2008 at 6:13 am #

    after a bit of a crap-tacular year, I’m soooooooo happy that it’s going to end on a wonderful note … Painkiller gig coming up in 8 days time 😀 AAAAND I’ll be there with a very lovely friend of mine too … can’t wait Kate!!!

    greetings to all 😉 xx

  5. avatar
    pennybridge | 14 December 2008 at 7:58 am #

    A beautiful morning
    white, cold n quiet
    Kids are watching Dora the explorer (Thanx to God!)

    Me performing my morning ritual: TTB & black coffee
    You are spoiling us, mr SK!
    (Must take the opp. before it costs 1000 dollars)
    Why read it?
    A perfect mix between comtemplating your navel(Oops!)and the cosmic all.

    "Images of London" on Myspace is great!

  6. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 14 December 2008 at 10:02 am #

    ….CRAPOLA, got your ad for painkiller gig on karmic hit e mail a few days ago and i’d give me right testicle to see it….(if i had testicles, that is)
    peace and love all….

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    fantasticandy | 14 December 2008 at 11:07 am #

    we’ll still be here….
    this worlds death will be more slow and tortuous than any of us can imagine……….
    except perhaps brien!
    a spiffingly good day to all,
    andy L.

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    isolde | 14 December 2008 at 12:49 pm #

    the moon is the closest to the earth its been all year so its very big and shining so brightly the water is radiant imagine what it would be lke to be under the water looking up at the surface

    one of my listens to painkiller i felt on watery trip, songs were all about the sea sometimes sailing sometimes floating across the surface sometimes swimming underwater sometimes in a tall ship with the sailors singing ballads sometimes at the bottom of the sea in a grotto sometimes raining and a storm at sea with thunder rolling for hours up and down the coast

  9. avatar
    Freddie | 14 December 2008 at 1:25 pm #

    funny beginning, beautiful middle and dismal end
    Surely not!
    This is all too elaborate not to have some sort of purpose.
    I couldn’t stand four years like that
    and if we get too many people believing this
    it’s bound to happen!

    Ah come people don’t pick on brien
    he just feels things a little more intensely.

  10. avatar
    triantelope | 14 December 2008 at 2:06 pm #

    bet you a dollar 2013 rolls in, right on cue…

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 December 2008 at 2:25 pm #

    i think he means the church is over.

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 December 2008 at 2:41 pm #


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    matthew | 14 December 2008 at 2:44 pm #

    Funny you should mention the wo-mansion – I managed to get on up to 7 Baines Place, Lyneham, Canberra earlier today! Paid my quiet respectful homage – which of course required me to incant “is this where you lived? …is THIS where you lived?” Anyway, nice part of town, nice elevation etc! So I just had to report.

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    matthew | 14 December 2008 at 2:53 pm #

    PS – “all that sweet green icing flowing down” …haha, that’s a TASTY cake! So much of my childhood, listening to parents’ LPs, I tried to imagine what that icing was like. (what’s it liiike?)

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    Anonymous | 14 December 2008 at 3:56 pm #


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    seoigh | 14 December 2008 at 4:16 pm #

    I’ve always hoped that I would at least be able to find the zen of the hospice; that in the face of actual, immutable, annhilation, the need for the release of indivuated consciousness would have such an undeniable immediacy that finding a permanent home amongst the flashes of enlightenment I’ve been fortunate to have seen would almost become easy. Easier, at least.

    Asked if he taught annhilation, the Buddha said, “Yes.”

    Death can’t touch anything that matters — be that the death of a friend, a band, a marriage, a civilization… You just got to let go of the indivuated forms, Killer.

    Saraswati’s songs are a good place to learn this, as you know. Knowing and living are different things, though.

    As to this “real” plane of existence; this world of forms; I have only ever seen evidence of one commandment:

    Thou shalt become the things that you laugh at.

    (I’ve been fruitlessly trying to work that one into a lyric for a decade now — feel free to take it if ya likes it. That song apparently doesn’t want to come through me.)

    So the question becomes, what sucks so much about the death of Thou?

    Peace on ya, now.

  17. avatar
    davem | 14 December 2008 at 4:36 pm #

    It’s so easy to feel a wee bit helpless.
    Just trying to do my best…….work hard, don’t eat fish nor beast, love my kids without spoiling ’em, listen to good stuff, try not to get too sucked in to consumerism.
    I’m aware it isn’t enough.
    Love you esskay.
    Love to all the lovely people at TTB too!

  18. avatar
    davem | 14 December 2008 at 4:39 pm #

    Litening to AENT.
    I wonder how many of us did that after reading todays blog!

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 December 2008 at 4:59 pm #

    Yeah to live the next 4 years knowing the exact date the world ends would be hell especially if things are going well.

  20. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 14 December 2008 at 7:50 pm #

    Death is not the end it’s just a transformation. I really dig this blog and I don’t mind the commentators or anons who disagree or vilify me. It’s a fallen world and the forces of malevolence are battling with the waning forces of benevolence. Kilbey’s veganism advocacy is optimal benevolence.

  21. avatar
    fantasticandy | 14 December 2008 at 8:00 pm #

    it was a very ‘light-hearted’ comment brien…..
    you know how much respect i have for you.
    you are a genuine eco-warrior amidst many chalatans.

    no offence was intended my friend!

  22. avatar
    fantasticandy | 14 December 2008 at 8:01 pm #

    charlatans even!

  23. avatar
    eek | 14 December 2008 at 8:20 pm #

    Re: cake — Yay!! I knew there was supposed to be cake! 🙂

    (shipping and handling’s a bit on the high side, but it is perishable, so I guess that’s ok)

    And speaking of perishable, I think I’ll have an early and boisterous holiday party in 2012.

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    lily was here | 14 December 2008 at 11:09 pm #

    Yes the moon, as a mysterious goddess, a man inside her. This blog is like Wings of Desire, alternating between b/w and colour.

    Dec 21 2012 there will definitely be cake, Tim will be blowing out some birthday candles but, Im guessing its some publishing right issues.


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