posted on May 5, 2008 at 2:48 am

linjo….my whole family likes that hat
auroras been wearing it and it looks beautiful
im wearing it right now
one loses much heat outta the top of ones head
i learnt that swimming
on a cold day
i’d rather a nice silicone cap
than all the wetsuits in the world
so thank you again…
i see john at pool
now all the hoo-hah has died down
the fact remains that his friend has gone forever
im funny
i never had a best friend
not like that
not one long continuous friendship like john n matts
i could clearly see his deep sorrow today
nothing i could say would change it
today is natalies birthday
i think shes a little disappointed and a little homesick
i should have had everybody have the day off
but i didnt think
it was just business as usual
i went swimmin’ etc as oafish n clumsy as the next clown
sometimes i dont think….
i ran round bondi junction till i found the only copy of gutter twins
i cant remember the last time i went scrambling round shops
searching for things i couldnt find
i found it in the last lot of “g”s in the last shop
i’d given the chase up almost
i looked through the “g”s
the gnats
the goliath sequence
the gilli-pops
the godlike devils
oh no
there it was
the last chance
it is fun to try to find things in shops though
the record itself is pretty good
im not totally into lanegan that much
i dig old dullis trip though
i read some reviews on
someone said that saturnalia was best record released this century
someone else gave twilight singers first album 2 stars n said it was crap
i read some church reviews
our own tommy tomsen from denmarks been busy
giving out 5* reviews to the church (why thank you)
one guy said he went for a walk when he heard uninvited
other people were arguing over my take on jesus christ
aint it funny though
i think about the guy who hated twilights 1st
saying it was like listening to nothing
i hear it and its like listening to a great fucking record
full of clever poignant words and weird melodies
like a lotta love n thought has gone into it
i read reviews of the church
opinions opinions opinions
i dont write enough about music on here i know
i should rectify that
i should write more of the stuff you wanna read
which im sure is music
after all thats my real job…its true
well tim n i were working on a 17 minute piece th’other day
talk about the churchs own prog rock masterpiece
wow! im gettin’ ahead of myself
i aint even finished the thing yet
lot more words to write n sing
lot more bits of the puzzle to solve
with that long thing sorted out
i have one more piece to do
something called luna which is another strange piece
i heard peters vocal on a piece we all wrote
it was very tuneful and refreshingly simple
some of my things are very wordy n complex
its gonna be a good record!
we are mixing in early june
on painkiller front
polinski called me saying final track mixed n sent on wednesday
then its up to me to figure out how to release it
yep thats right
more decisions i can dilly dally over
i aint even painted the friggin’ cover yet
im doing a contender
its like a playing card king o hearts
(the suicide king)
but with my face
and a marijuana leaf instead of a heart
but it isnt finished
but its looking good
maybe i’ll use the vegetalista instead
i dunno
i’ll vacillate till its too late
right here n now
i’d like to apologise to people whove emailed
n myspaced me
n i havent replied
i realise im suffering a kind of techno-nervous breakdown
literally the computer is driving me mad
i cant bear more than the hour it takes to write this tripe every day
i am so far behind now it frightens me to begin opening it up
i really cant handle it
i long for old days when there was no net
i could spend 2 hours a day
simply fielding all the mail that i get
some of it important personal n business just being ignored
my tax too i need to sort out
but i cant face it
as it gets further behind
i feel guiltier and it all multiplies itself
i can never catch up
im sorry
oh yeah listened to shriek soundtrack other day too
yeah youre gonna like that i think
(however wherever n whenever you ever procure one!)
soon simon will start kilbey kennedy n thatll be out as well
a vegan gig coming up in sydney
and something real strange too (but i’ll just be a guest!)
other than that
im trying to paint enuff pics for my xxxhibition
in a small arty town in ohio in joon
i better go
n do something

25 Responses to “i get it wrong all the time”

  1. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 5 May 2008 at 3:59 am #

    just paint me a rainbow…
    Sit Down Jonny

  2. avatar
    Ross B | 5 May 2008 at 4:01 am #

    Great to read you’re in an upbeat happy mood, it’s infectious! (minus the loss of Matty with all respect)
    Sun’s blasting in Sydney today, very happy kinda Monday!
    Love and peace mann to all, r.

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    B Raine | 5 May 2008 at 4:23 am #

    im in pitch black on a cell phone hey its nice by my ocean now always bands ill be your leather how bout it portland me art festival maybe a chance to meet u know me we want great e coast loc mem might get his ass 2 visit -you c my pastel it be posted ps my friend didnt abandon me

  4. avatar
    B Raine | 5 May 2008 at 4:24 am #

    im in pitch black on a cell phone hey its nice by my ocean now always bands ill be your leather how bout it portland me art festival maybe a chance to meet u know me we want great e coast loc mem might get his ass 2 visit -you c my pastel it be posted ps my friend didnt abandon me

  5. avatar
    B Raine | 5 May 2008 at 4:25 am #

    im in pitch black on a cell phone hey its nice by my ocean now always bands ill be your leather how bout it portland me art festival maybe a chance to meet u know me we want great e coast loc mem might get his ass 2 visit -you c my pastel it be posted ps my friend didnt abandon me

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    davem | 5 May 2008 at 5:51 am #

    Everything you do is better than “good”. You are the best in your field.
    It’s a wet bank hol in blighty, so I think I’ll have to listen to some Church for a few hours!!
    Love to all.

  7. avatar
    eek | 5 May 2008 at 6:19 am #

    Best birthday wishes to NK.

    I think I’m having one of those little meltdowns too. I have so many things that need attention and often I just can’t get it together enough to do much of anything. And the times I do manage to get some things done everything seems to take several times the effort it should. Bleh, bleh, bleh. bitch, whine, complain — everyone’s allowed to do it sometimes.

    Exciting updates on the Church album, Painkiller (Vegetalista would make a fine cover, but the in progress one you mention sounds intriguing also), and the K/K album. Great to have those in the future.

  8. avatar
    linjo | 5 May 2008 at 6:21 am #

    Thats good to know Steve, have to get the nose warmer whipped up for you next. Better hurry, a long hot early summer predicted this year. Happy birthday to NK, hope she is feeling special. Birthdays are so important to a lot of us girls for some reason. I finally have the freedom of ignoring mother’s day, which always annoyed me. Dont know about men friends, but some women besties can get a little needy and infringe on my much needed solitude. I do like my friends, sometimes I love them, but they know I am into small doses. My son played me some Gutter twins while we were driving back from Newi wed night. Fantastic to hear on the dark open road. Linda x

  9. avatar
    Lebrinho | 5 May 2008 at 6:35 am #

    E-haunting with a zillion log-in apps.. Silence is getting valuable.

  10. avatar
    fantasticandy | 5 May 2008 at 7:09 am #

    a lot to think about today……

    and a lot to look forward to…..

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    golden thorn in my paw | 5 May 2008 at 8:46 am #

    Not a big fan of the gutter twins, but love the twilights. mark lanagans album bubble gum is pretty damn good. I just don’t think the two of thier sounds interweave paricullarly well. My brothers a massive church fan and likes, Queens of the stoneage, and zepplin and all the rest of it, but he just dosen’t get the twilights either. Thanks for keeping music intresting.

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    Ethereal Butterfly | 5 May 2008 at 9:17 am #

    The way to a man’s heart may be thru his stomache. I think that the way to a women’s is to treat her like a QUEEN…. hope NK has a lovely b’day.

    love Heather

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    Melby Symon | 5 May 2008 at 10:37 am #

    Despite the pain and depair of Matt’s passing…you sound upbeat and enthused SK…nice to hear.

    The muse is obviously keeping you occupied. It all sounds grand and I’m sure all of us fiieennddss can’t wait to hear it in the flesh.

    Come back to Melby soon…we miss you sooooooo much. As you well know, Autumn in Melby is simply the most wonderful sight to see and feel and smell.

  14. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 5 May 2008 at 12:24 pm #

    Why, you’re welcome, Steve.
    All of us should do our best to try and spread the word, so to speak.

  15. avatar
    lily was here | 5 May 2008 at 1:36 pm #

    Lots of good people share May — a warm, happy birthday to you nk! Tomorrow’s my 18th wedding anniversary – wow, yikes! wow .. on Freud’s birthdate, how appropriate ha!

    So much happening SK! I think you’ve had IT overload comin’ for a while. Never realised how bad a procrastinator you are! I’d just ignore it all, put on your Linjo hat and paint! And take nk out for a beautiful romantic dinner somewhere!!!!!!!!!


    Big hug for JLK, time is the only healer hey

  16. avatar
    Jen Jewel Brown | 5 May 2008 at 2:05 pm #

    Happy birthday NK, Queen of Bondi Mansions, keeper of the Sacred Heart, mother of the regal flock, muse, chef, shopper and all around general superstar. When is the vegan cookbook getting done you two? I’m talking shifting major units and saving the planet in a single breath.


  17. avatar
    ScaughtFive | 5 May 2008 at 3:02 pm #

    Lanegan can cause a sore throat n headaches if not taken with liberal doses of Clairvoyance and Even if and Especially When…

  18. avatar
    John | 5 May 2008 at 3:29 pm #

    “im trying to paint enuff pics for my xxxhibition
    in a small arty town in ohio in joon”

    Could it be Yellow Springs?

    If so, I could be there in about an hour! Being in June, I may have my little one in tow.

    John Garratt

  19. avatar
    davem | 5 May 2008 at 6:21 pm #

    Congrats to sue and nk.
    Steve – don’t forget to wish Marty a happy 50th!!
    Had a corking veggie barbie to the sounds of Seance and Beside Yourself. Turned into a nice, sunny day in blighty….

  20. avatar
    MEM | 5 May 2008 at 8:18 pm #

    it all works now.

  21. avatar
    princey | 5 May 2008 at 11:09 pm #

    Great news sk about all the new stuff finally coming together for release (hopefully) this year. Like Melby Symon said, we miss you down here, and even though there’s heaps of live music around in the pubs and clubs, nothing comes close to seeing and hearing sk live. Anyways, hop to see ya soon(ish).
    Take care,

  22. avatar
    veleska1970 | 6 May 2008 at 12:19 am #

    happy birthday to nk and also loving thoughts to jk…..

    mmmmm….giving us little teasers about the new tunes, huh? i CANNOT wait. the anticipation is like an approaching storm, but in a good way~~you can smell it in the air and everything is still….you can feel it approaching and when it does, you’re broadsided.

    i remember the days when i’d roam the record shops on the quest for a lot of stuff…..much of it being the church. 😉 i had a friend who owned a record store and whenever she got new stuff in by the church (or solo) she’d set it aside and call me. of course i never refused anything. 😉 but now with the onset of the internet, things are sooo much easier to obtain. kinda takes the fun out it methinks. it was fun to zig-zag from record store to record store, all over town, diving into the bins looking for “that” record or CD or cassette. now everything is just a click away.

    “i’d like to apologise to people whove emailed
    n myspaced me
    n i havent replied”
    hey, don’t sweat it, steve. seriously. we all know you are super-duper bizzy. frankly, i don’t know how you do all that you do.

    lotza love……

  23. avatar
    veleska1970 | 6 May 2008 at 12:20 am #

    to sue: happy anniversary!! here’s to many more happy years…..

  24. avatar
    veleska1970 | 6 May 2008 at 12:24 am #

    last post, i promise……you mentioned you’re doing some work for the exhibit coming up and i was wondering: did those paintings ever turn up? is FedEx even still looking for them??

  25. avatar
    ml68 | 6 May 2008 at 2:25 am #

    happy belated bday nk and great to reall about all upcoming projects

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