posted on January 31, 2013 at 7:20 pm
numbskull on mainstreet

numbskull on mainstreet

music lesson : self taut

one day you just suddenly can do it

one day when it all makes sense

god speaks within your heart and the trees are all variegated

the day you see how you want to play

man youre a player now a real player

play music to win or lose

if my music was a car it would be a sunbeam alpine

if my music was a cat it would be a black one

if my music was a beast it would be a please-e-o-saur

coming up from the deep for you

one day another mad genius on some new drug will hear my work and understand

the tininess and enormity of my music

so close up so long ways off

i have many good records left in me yet

it amuses me to pump it all out

all those songs what does it all mean?


i wrote a lotta songs thats all

yeah a whole load of them

so after writing all those songs…


well you write some more

more stuff coming at you

i cant stop now i’m honour roll

if you like slightly weird slightly subtle stuff only tho

idyllist in every home i dont think so

this are songs bout what happens when you fall thru those cracks

a free fall baby a free free fall

guitars appear jostling you like a crowd

the bass intrudes like a big bad stranger

the slippery sounds now unidentifiable

mangled beyond recognition in some torture studio

beaten into shape

square pegs bashed into hexagony holes

stuff going sidewards forwards backwards backwoods

whatever the alienne did to me is sure holding tho

holding me up and setting my sharp nose to the gryndestone

sooner rather than later shuffle off this mongrel coiled

son of a bitch song stuck in my head stoned

i’d love to turn on you

up here in my silent soft world pierced by birdsong vespers

up here as day fades away

sit here with song after song after song

time signatures treble clefts sammy davis quaver

music ? i got it by the yard

i’m working on my five album double box set

it will explain everything

it will all be included somehow

and then it will all be gone


18 Responses to “i, dill”

  1. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 31 January 2013 at 7:48 pm #

    I love how you’re self taut, also your furtive imagination. Look I’m almost embarassed to seem like I’m imitating you. But. Wow today art is doing about faces all over the place. Maybe it’s just me.

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      Admin | 31 January 2013 at 8:59 pm #

      imitate me freely. i imitate everybody else

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        Kohl Ette | 31 January 2013 at 9:46 pm #

        oh! and your pointed nose

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        Anonymous | 1 February 2013 at 1:36 pm #

        Song of Songs. I was reminded of this book from the bible and the verses that are written, the morning of my father’s funeral many years ago. I thought odd, God should bring me to these reflections.
        As they say there is some small truth in everything that is written and viewed, one just has to work out which bit is the real truth. In saying that, God (Holy Trinity) is TRUTH in all things.

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          Kohl Ette | 1 February 2013 at 8:47 pm #

          You’re telling me. I do have moments of doubt but I have moments of faith too. And don’t forget Mary. Without her, Jesus wouldn’t have been born… and I’m sure even the saints had a few cheeky laughs between or amongst eachother. Even if it were nonsensical at times, all the funnier. Thanks, St Anonymous, you could be my guardian angel?

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            Anonymous | 1 February 2013 at 9:10 pm #

            Different anonymous, sorry.

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            Kohl Ette | 1 February 2013 at 11:25 pm #

            A different anonymous? I was going to say don’t apologise but… I guess there’s a bit of an issue with ‘Anonymous’. I keep thinking of what Henry Rollins said last year when I saw his show. He went on a bit about the cowardice of ‘Anonymous’. But I won’t judge. My real name is Colette, as you may know. Colleen, Charlotte, whatever, I may as well be anonymous! I asked sk once if he were Anonymous and he said he is never anonymous… Yes and it has been established that there are several of you. But as to saintly – ness, I remember thinking once, I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a saint Colette. A priest must’ve read my mind because he said to me, ‘other Colettes have died and gone to heaven, therefore there are even saint Colettes (or substitute whatever other name which might come to mind)’. Just ordinary people in ‘unmarked graves’ perhaps, but now saints nevertheless.

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    Jesiah6 | 31 January 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    Happy to know you have so many songs still to come. It amazes me.

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    John Garratt | 1 February 2013 at 1:01 am #

    The other night I had the “Louisiana” single playing on my laptop. Those three songs, I don’t know how you and the other guys did it. Then Peter Gabriel came on. Then I realized that I don’t have a creative bone in my body. I tried making songs, but I can’t come up with anything that’s 1/3 as good as “Memories in Future Tense”.

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    hippy | 1 February 2013 at 4:05 am #

    Will the five album double box set be available for direct collective unconscious download via the ETHERnet??

  5. avatar
    fen | 1 February 2013 at 4:40 am #

    Steve and others,
    I just read this and wanted to share…given your independence, recent postings and such. It a piece written by David Lowery.


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    Anonymous | 1 February 2013 at 7:04 am #

    a request for up the road – seems you’ll be 104 in no time soon (and then there will still be more within that head of yours)… anyway, instrumentals after the main lyrical parts … set the stage in lyric, give a thought, then long idyllic instrumentals to follow so to allow listeners to reflect their own realities/daydreams/etc. after you’ve set the stage. (I’ve only heard two of the songs on your new release, so perhaps there are some in there that do this… if so, ignore this. you’ve done this before; and they’re very beautiful.

    one further (up the road): when not so busy as seems you’ve been, [you] start a story in prose on this blog thing and have all of your readers submit their continuations… you pick one (per week) – and that is the only reply post shown next entry… along with another continuation of your own… and again, everyone posts their own continuation again (perhaps you’ll need to edit a bit, but you have some talented readers… so maybe not); anyway – by the end of a couple of months I bet there would be one of the most enchanting compilations in verse on the net: on this site… the time being. just a thought.

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    ps | 1 February 2013 at 7:21 am #

    I would assume if you did the compilation w/readers – everyone here is adult enough to not later post “that was mine, that was mine, that was mine,” or criticize whomever’s you used, or complained (or talked of themselves/their health issues – ewe! and there are many women’s websites that are dedicated to complaints of one’s health; here – it’s just boring and self-indulgent like listening to old ladies at a bingo game or something…not too rock n roll) or criticiized things in a non-constructive way (Bowie – leave him alone!) very unbecoming and not really doing/suggesting any good for any reason other than? …and instead just realized the potential of mystery and staying anonymous. As a mystery, more beautiful – kind of like what makes us stay young in this world: not knowing everything/holding as many thoughts in awe as possible …like a child.

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    Admin | 1 February 2013 at 10:10 am #

    oh no! oh no! i must check it out!!

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    Brien Comerford | 1 February 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    SK is in a much higher pantheon than Thom Yorke, Chris Martin, Jim Kerr, Morrissey, Mike Scott, Nick Cave and many other of the other commercially lauded lyricists and vocalists. They’re all fine but our favorite vegan lyricist/vocalist is imbued with manic nirvana that makes him more refined.

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    ZORRO1015 | 2 February 2013 at 11:37 am #

    If my music was a car it would be a 1972 Purple Gremlin w/a 360 Hemi Engine inside of it.(Chuckles) Keep on keepin’ on Kilbo.

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