posted on September 23, 2006 at 8:53 pm

your beloved leader thanks his people in advance
for all your good wishes n love
n future gifts of space* music
many of you have asked
“where are you leading us?”
when you know my way is to meander
here n there
there n here
round n about
wrong way up one way streets
pointing at the sky but earthbound
wild goose chases
telepathicistic voyage
why
im taking you to n bondi
im taking you to cythera
im taking you to my heart
im taking you to each other
im taking you to yerself
im taking you to a little place i know in babylon
king nebby recommended it
its called the lions den…
im taking you across little egypt
im taking you to the cleaners
im taking you under with me
im taking you down the garden path
im taking you back
im taking you up on yer offer
im taking you off
im taking you on
take on me
take me on
ha ha a ha ha
white hippy moses aint got no clear destynation
i told ya we was lost years ago, milesago
prepare ye the way of the druglord
eo hippus
dawn horse
the long night of the “straights” is coming to an end
cant you feel it in your aerials n antennae
the hippies will burst back in a floral megasplosion
we will seize control of the infrastructure
even tho we dont even know what it is
we’ll live in solar powered wigwams
travel by thought
we’ll contact the nature spirits again
who will shower us in fruits n veg
we will live in the shuddering trees
we will ride the astral wind on the back of a dream
lives will be lived
stories will be told
magnificent chambers defying description
we will call down baal n zeus
cos olde g. hovah aint doin’ it for me no more
we will transcend our starflesh in orgies of organioid compounds
we will swim in skyriver
we will make love during the 1000 year andromedan nights
we will burn our noses snorting cosmic joy dust
we will be sore from caressing angels
we will traverse the endless spaces and never despair
we will all be geniuses
we will be young forever
we will all be as beautiful as the gods n goddesses themselves
what are you waiting for?
can you dig this mess baybee face?
i am the grey eyed pied piper of hammerin
the mountain is openin’
tir na nog
the garden of earthly delights
the back alley of unearthly delights
pleasure domes
decompression chambers
ensuites with jacuzzis
gold plated parking space
asteroidal vacations
immediate opportunities
vacancies for staff
openings for the right spirits
white spirit gate
have ya got it yet?

*if its not space , its disgrace

45 Responses to “i am who you say i am”

  1. avatar
    veleska1970 | 23 September 2006 at 9:40 pm #

    sounds like heaven to me…..

    🙂

    lotza love………

  2. avatar
    mrs. baal n zeus | 23 September 2006 at 9:52 pm #

    I call down
    mr. baal n zeus
    and he makes me dinner

  3. avatar
    Melquiades | 23 September 2006 at 9:57 pm #

    mmmmm…yeah, I get it.

  4. avatar
    lorrain | 23 September 2006 at 10:00 pm #

    i can’t wait until the floral megasplosion with la dudette ^_^
    until then a cuban cigar will pave the way, i guess for now
    lotza love
    may 7th 1971

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2006 at 10:04 pm #

    i love this old bloggy so why are you going to go and end it all after all we’ve been through?

  6. avatar
    Belfrank | 23 September 2006 at 10:22 pm #

    SPace is the Place!

    Belfy

    Mac is innocent!! It’s official – Yayyy!

  7. avatar
    nickfiction | 23 September 2006 at 10:42 pm #

    that was awesome, thanks, NickF

  8. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 23 September 2006 at 11:31 pm #

    God that was good. No, it was great.
    Stay lost Steve. Don’t ever find your destination.
    Keep us with you, as we will always keep you with us.
    This is it. This is the beginning, the middle, the end.
    Keep traveling with us, always.
    You’re beautiful.
    love,
    denise
    xxoo

  9. avatar
    lorrain | 23 September 2006 at 11:32 pm #

    St Steven the second,
    volutes in blue light (awakens at the beach) and el momento descuidado in a swedish chair, and 2 speakers
    your elisabethan arrangements are a deelite
    against all odds, a distant relative woman from paris suggested these names
    that’s rite, many really need some vacances…
    your happy celt

  10. avatar
    arcturus | 24 September 2006 at 12:05 am #

    hey steve,
    thats what im talkin about!!!words so exquisite and undefined oh god,there he goes again…..sigh…ha ha,so this is kinda of a trip. i live about 60 miles north of l.a. and we are surrounded by raging fires at the moment.very strange but interesting to watch how quickly they travel and how destructive they are to sweet mother nature.so i loved the last couple of blogs!yesterday i recieved some art work steve,which i ordered on yer bday!beautiful….already in gold frames on my bedroom wall.at the end of this blog u mentioned looking for people to work,i would work for you guys in a heartbeat!and with a big smile on my face 24/7.were u serious?where do i sign up?ha..ha..ive been around since 1987.so very good indeed to share these moments?do you remember no’smo’king?the bordrline in london town?2 many more that will never b 4gotten.thanks for the beautiful memories!always arcturus

  11. avatar
    JJ | 24 September 2006 at 12:26 am #

    I can dig this mess, astral traveller, let’s take the controls and take it where we want it to go – a rallying cry that I can identify with! I want to live in a Wigwam (a solar-powered one no less), on the edge of a tall, green, unspoiled forest teeming with life and mystery…the mystery. Space rock as the soundtrack, the destination is not so important, but ah, the journey………..lead on, hippy Pied Piper!

    Got bags to pack –

    JJ

  12. avatar
    Cameras 4 Eyes | 24 September 2006 at 12:31 am #

    Love recognition of obscure ref in said blogge.
    Can’t decide if book of blog should be annotated or not.
    Perhaps a few * here and there to wet the appetite of any who wander into the book. Encourage curiosity, questioning, learning, finding things out on your own. That will bring the hippies back.
    Phishheads aren’t hippies. They are the Dwarves in the Stable.

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 September 2006 at 1:15 am #

    when I was a child, I was convinced I had astral helpers… I was able to accomplish things with the help of my astral helpers!!!!!!

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 September 2006 at 1:44 am #

    You are AWESOME sk! When will the church grace the american plane with a fortified boneified electric show? May I never know?
    Love your music and your words and your interesting and inspiring blog, always!
    -Allen
    Galveston TX
    PS- You may be 32 in the charts, but your number one in our hearts!

  15. avatar
    sue cee | 24 September 2006 at 2:31 am #

    The best journeys are the ones where plans (or beds) aren’t made…
    roll up for the magical mystery tour, oh yeah!
    Just bring yourself and an open mind
    you never know what you will find! space trippin’!

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 September 2006 at 2:51 am #

    Big aussie newspaper is holding a voting thing for best aussie band, best song.
    Under the Milky Way is winning best song so far but we need more votes for best band!
    http://www.theage.com.au/polls/entertainment4/results.html

    This is right now the best No 1’s to get!!!!!

  17. avatar
    ambnt1 | 24 September 2006 at 3:15 am #

    Steven,

    Are you Jesus? Maybe that’s why I’ve been following your teachings for so long. It’s all starting to make sense now…you named your band The Church, all the religious lyrical imagery, the flowing locks, the beard, the many disciples, the global crusade for the Advancement of Spacerock. Even when possibly the greatest song ever written didn’t make you an instant millionaire and occupy the charts for 18 years, you remained stoic, unaffected, and humble (well ok you may have grumbled a few times). So, I say to you: Take on Me. Take Me On, oh Lord. A-Ha!! I knew it was you!!

    –Chris

    n.p. Ultravox, “Systems of Romance”

  18. avatar
    CSTCoach | 24 September 2006 at 3:20 am #

    Sounds like the basis of a great travel story to me. Meandering is the only way to go. And we are all journeying…

    ryan

  19. avatar
    yeats | 24 September 2006 at 3:35 am #

    Now, man of croziers, shadows called our names
    And then away, away, like whirling flames;
    And now fled by, mist-covered, without sound,
    The youth and lady and the deer and hound;
    “Gaze no more on the phantoms,’ Niamh said,
    And kissed my eyes, and, swaying her bright head
    And her bright body, sang of faery and man
    Before God was or my old line began;
    Wars shadowy, vast, exultant; faeries of old
    Who wedded men with rings of Druid gold;
    And how those lovers never turn their eyes
    Upon the life that fades and flickers and dies,
    Yet love and kiss on dim shores far away
    Rolled round with music of the sighing spray:
    Yet sang no more as when, like a brown bee
    That has drunk full, she crossed the misty sea
    With me in her white arms a hundred years
    Before this day; for now the fall of tears
    Troubled her song.

  20. avatar
    leelinau | 24 September 2006 at 3:42 am #

    I voted, and I forced all my friends to vote too *heheh…

    Link for full list (that link was for results?):

    http://www.theage.com.au/news/general/eg-music-awards/2006/09/21/1158431820827.html

    …it’s raining here sunshine boy

    toodles

  21. avatar
    k8 | 24 September 2006 at 3:58 am #

    wait wait don’t be late friends are at the spirit gate

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 September 2006 at 4:02 am #

    Space rockers of the world
    unite and take over.

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 September 2006 at 4:06 am #

    She dreams of flight in the
    desert night….

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 September 2006 at 4:51 am #

    I want you to know that you can indulge in the most cosmic flights of poetic fancy and pen the wildest of hippy space manifestoes without fear of alienating us, your loyal readers. Comment numbers might slip a little, but you can always jack them back up again with some war & politics.
    Or another question ‘n answer thing.

    c escherbach canada

  25. avatar
    pagey | 24 September 2006 at 5:04 am #

    Arctic Tundra Life
    Among the lichens and moss
    Thrives the Great Mushroom

  26. avatar
    captainmission | 24 September 2006 at 5:04 am #

    i recall a conversation somewhere, maybe in a movie, two people talking about the star wars movies, they were saying, the good side of force is all about conquering inner space and the dark side was all about conquering outer space. It stuck with me as a cute concept, it’s a nice definition of something, but i don’t know what…
    Anyways Hippie Moses, I’m coming wth ya, cos space rocks.

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 September 2006 at 5:09 am #

    jest dont lead us up the garden path
    but into temptation i can handle

  28. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 24 September 2006 at 8:29 am #

    you can send commenter ambnt1 my way, anyway, funny how we have found our way once again, thanks esskay…
    mjnjr

  29. avatar
    kat | 24 September 2006 at 8:42 am #

    sk, my uncle owned a bar once called the lion’s den.

    i…

    got it!

    ;

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 September 2006 at 10:40 am #

    Yes, yes! take me there, anywhere, grey eyed pied piper! Have flute, will follow. But shouldn’t that be “blue” eyed pied piper? I’m sure your eyes are still the dreamy sky blue colour they’ve always been…mmmmmm how I love those eyes…

    Love always from your brown eyed, grey/blue eyed pied piper follower

  31. avatar
    calling down baal and zeus | 24 September 2006 at 10:41 am #

    ohh the best part is not knowing where were goin…
    that stirs up more in the old head and heart than havin a map..i think.
    i do so love to look at them ,..maps..old maps and mirrors are what we seem to be collecting when we do our antique and thrifting..

    i am here (debatable ) so ill share….
    today is the day when the mrs. and the misters families meet for the first time …the engagement party,
    this is no mean feat…
    between us weve got all kinds ..

    its six in the morning .. the coffees on and im stuffin a gentle mans sized bowl for the ole wake n bake ..am i nervous ..sure ..but i cant remember ever being happier..

    her family is the type so full of love it hurts…expressive love that defies time and location..

    it is beautiful

    my tribe on the other are quite the ventrilloquists when it comes to voicing their emotions..

    so today were gonna learn ..im gonna watch my fathers face ..listen to her mothers laughter..see the children play

    lindsay and i will provide the sountrack of course ,..a perfect oppurtunity to get them all ready for our “church” wedding..

    so ,no pressure and maybe some goose bumpsor ” chicken flesh”like keiko used to say…

    so keep your star crossed fingers for us ..
    and well keep our hearts on our sleeves…

    its just the others im worried about ..
    cause ya see ..she and i …well
    weve known each other for thousands of years…

  32. avatar
    calling down baal and zeus | 24 September 2006 at 10:45 am #

    … quest ions and

    ants wars…..

  33. avatar
    davem | 24 September 2006 at 10:59 am #

    SK,
    Your offerings are in no way humble compared to the “greats” you mentioned. They’re up above the clouds with them.
    I’m proud to be a freckly following fiend.
    Gareth – ta for the tip bud. We had fun in the sunshine lace market way.
    Love you more esskay,

    DaveM

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 September 2006 at 11:38 am #

    this blog rocks thru deep space,levitates your mind into nebulae gardens.you r a true painter of words. please put some music to this one. thanks

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 September 2006 at 12:18 pm #

    freckle faced killah, lol! you should put out a gangsta rap albulm.

  36. avatar
    Renee | 24 September 2006 at 1:22 pm #

    Although reaching the promised land would be fabulous
    I’m just enjoying the journey too much!!
    We can wander around in this desert for the next forty years, and it would be okay by me!!!

    Received yesterday the original I purchased,
    as I pulled back the delicate tissue paper
    that it had been so carefully wrapped in
    a wonderfully vibrant and fantastic image was revealed to me
    and I could feel all the energy that you had put into it
    and see every detail your hand had made
    a tear came to my eye, and I smiled

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 September 2006 at 2:09 pm #

    deep space jam on an alien terrain
    and other classic lines await you
    on the new compilation crutch release
    “space, what is good for..huh?
    on magdalene records.

    featuring the new remixed, remade “travel by thought”

  38. avatar
    Andromeda7 | 24 September 2006 at 2:39 pm #

    yes yes, let’s go…

    let us go then you and i
    through certain half discovered streets of Xena…

    go, space tofu-boy!

  39. avatar
    mandn | 24 September 2006 at 7:27 pm #

    Lead on MacDuff

    xo
    Mary

  40. avatar
    Daniel 27,5 | 24 September 2006 at 9:14 pm #

    Didn’t Eliot also write a poem about some hippy pot a mus:

    “While the True Church can never fail
    For it is based upon a rock”

  41. avatar
    mattdavison | 24 September 2006 at 9:49 pm #

    Space rock transends to the page.

    This Tour is a seated gig, so Choichies bring ya hip flasks, have ya jazzies outside b4 da gig thats where we will all meet, Ive told the coppa’s to stay away from St Kilda..I ve told the lord Mayor to have a Choich HolidayI ve told all the Vegan Resturants to stock up…Red Bull will be there to supply the vodka mixer..Jager on tap at bar…Its gonna be..Well
    wickie wickie wick!!
    SK got me tickies..see ya after the giggie.
    M

  42. avatar
    lorrain | 24 September 2006 at 10:00 pm #

    white spirit deluge in the twilight
    heaven’s door in the gladiator’s eyes
    “the good life one day we’ll know” – exodus (NPG)

    all I know is sublime, unto tears
    all negativity bows

  43. avatar
    stealthblue | 24 September 2006 at 10:45 pm #

    I dig it, baby, dig it! Of course I’m with you and vice versa. Heck, I’ll even taste a little of that “cosmic joy dust”, but I will never,ever under any circumstances drink any “Jesus Juice!” HA! 😉 (wasn’t that what Whacko Jacko gave those kiddies?)

    Seriously, Steve, your inspiration brings me to a higher place. (Although, I must admit I like listening to and reading Joel Osteen too-a different, more conventional, yet non-denominational “straight” Christian approach altogether-and he’s on TV, but other than that, he is cool-because of the way he does it. I personally don’t find him so offensive in his reach-out. He’s quite funny too.)

    You, sir, just kind of bring out the best in me…like I am allowed to tap into my best mind-the natural innate bohemianism that I just seem to exude. We all have it in us, but thankfully we know of a higher connection that is legit…one SK.:) Good people everywhere, thanking God for eachother. Love ya, Moses. Thanks for all your blessings. WHOOP-look at the time, almost time for commandment # 6…then some fried green tomatoes! YEE HAW Y’ALL!
    Peace to all,
    Ben V.

    **Hi Kat-I played at a bar called “The Lion’s Den” once in Chicago, would that be the one? What a coinkidink! 😉

  44. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 25 September 2006 at 12:21 am #

    I got it baby!

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 September 2006 at 4:40 pm #

    I’ll bring the keg!
    CPE


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