posted on February 22, 2006 at 10:16 pm

good morning you creatures
1st things 1st
no i do nae eat the fishies
i am ambivalent on this issue
i do nae care for the taste
i especially disdain the prawnies
the shrimpies
the lobstahs
actually once the chruch were in a restaurant in london
theres all these “straights” sittin round
enjoying their lunchtime meat and plonk
theres this big ole lobster sitting on a huge salad plate
just behind these captains of industry
the lobster lyin’ there dead
in amongst a big salad
soggy with mayo and oil
if you will
your good heros delight
when yon lobstar comes back to life
starts waving his claws around
flinging great globs of mayo-ey mess
all over the suits suits
and it took em about 5 minutes to notice
unfortunately for the lobby
a nasty little chef came running in
and beat the poor creature
back to death
with a runcible spoon
such cruelty
hey but those suits were heading straight for the dry cleaners

so no i dont eat fish
but fish are in another category ya see
they live normal happy lives
(i presume)
until the moment before they are caught
they are not systematically degraded
you cannot belittle something fiendss
with out belittling yerself
cmon thats basic einsteinian fizzicks
its also the law of karma
if you wanna eat the fishies
i absolve you
remember tho
just the ones with scales and fins

i deplore the act of throwing a living creature
into boiling water
as they do with the lobs
thats fucked up
if you eat something like that
youre gonna be sorry

but many people i know eat the fishies
so i dunno
do whatever you like baby

sometimes when the chruch is on tour in aust
we would amuse ourselves
when we drive past a bridge crowded with fishymen
all with their cruel hooks in the water
we stop and yell out
you should see those astonished faces
ha ha ha
people just leave things alone
its a fishy ok
its “just” a fish life right?
but the fish likes its fishy life
it doesnt wanna die
do you really have to eat it
aint there something else out there
can satisfy ya?
compassion my fiendss
how can we have compassion for each other
when we butcher the sweet calves and lambs ?
so listen
i dont wanna keep this going all the time
im no militant proseletyzer barkin’ in ya ear
fucking eat what you want
see if i care
its just between you and you
nun of my bizness
if you wanna do that
keep it to yerself
but dont come here
try and change my mind
its impossible
i aint ever
gonna put that evil filthy stuff
it my little tummy
and fiendss
if ya ever wonder
how yer humble hero
look so good
can do so much
still knocking out big fat babies
getting better
instead of worse
dont you think being a veggie
for 35 years might have somethin to do with it?
thats over and done

last night a huge black limo
pulled up outside my housie
in deepest nth bondi
at first i think
oh no…
malcys read mah blogge and hes
taking me for a long drive somewhere…
but no
on closer inspection
i noticed the initials kh
and a hand of god logo
i realise its been sent round
for my next recording session
at the huge impressive kh towers
in bondi heights
when i get there i am delighted
when jlk the ceo
i got some stuff from martin kennedy
to play ya
mr kennedy is the guy in all india radio
and big spaceship
he did that wonderful trk on khp+r3
i love this mannes werk
and hes sent 6 beautiful things
for me to croon on
ok we did one
a beautiful measured very mk piece
called eyes ahead
im very happy
remember where you heard about this first
check out some all india radio records
i think you will like this guy
his music is serene and poignant
unlike robbie williams
who is on the radio at the moment
mmm i know hes part of god too
i know he got vishnu in his heart baybee
i know its beneath me to critize and whine
fuck i loathe his shallow showbiz shite
go back to playin the fuckin artful dodger in oliver
your face and your voice make me sick!!

oh fiendss
this be a real mixed baggy today
i gotta say thanks to my deer frend glenny w
who gave me a nice haircut
which should look nice in the middle of march
good on ya mr w
while im saying thanks
thanks also to my poetry manager mr gn
and to my art manny and head of the sksc
ms hj
both of whom toil ceaselessly
striking great blows for the boheemian cause
and putting fear into the crumbling
“straight” world
as they boldy dismantle the fascist mechanism
armed only with words and paint
gn and hj
i appoint thee
knight and dame of this fair realm
which is in all our hearts
and slay the besuitted hordes
ride far and near
throw down thy brief cases
leave those fluoro lit offices
get out of yer gas guzzlin 4 wheel drives
that aint never seen a tree in their lives
cast away the key to the vip exec bathroomn
and give yer gold chain to st vinnies
put yer gossip rags n financial times
on a bonfire
as all over the world
the great boheemian victory is celebrated
with spliffs chruch moosic and nut cutlets
this is it fiendss
a war on wars
were takin’ over

whaddya waitin for?
i love ya
now go forth and multiply

42 Responses to “i said i aint got no money….he said that aint necessary”

  1. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 22 February 2006 at 11:30 pm #

    Con los ojos adelante de M. Kennedy y la voz de SK sera algo divino.

  2. avatar
    RA | 22 February 2006 at 11:36 pm #

    Fish…hmmmm i dunno. MWP likes sushi i believe..

    Today it’s been Nick Harper as the musical relief from corporate pecuniary enslavement..



  3. avatar
    Rubikon | 22 February 2006 at 11:44 pm #

    Robbie Williams – the Artful Dodger – yeh that’s about his level – there’s far too many of these showbiz “performers”, “artistes” filling up the “music charts” these days – enlightened souls all of them. ART! – Cor bleedin’ ‘ell, don’t make me larf Dodger me old mate (the last bit spoken wiv a genuin’ cockernee accent!).

  4. avatar
    Tim | 22 February 2006 at 11:58 pm #

    I’m feelin’ the call to arms. I’ma go out and buy me…no! make me… a paintbrush and have at that canvass right away. But first, I have to study for an insurance industry test that I’m taking next week.

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 February 2006 at 12:11 am #

    I wish you all the best when I give you my contacts baybie, truely. No need to put on a coat of armour for us, we’ve got the same artful smock as you…this many years and more. Relax and take it all in- it’s the best on earth.

    The lovebirds are getting together to paint and enjoy the results. Sweetie is talented w/a mind, kind hearted.

    Fresh Salmon in the house still, but I don’t wanna hammer the shellfish subject either- like that chef did. gastly.

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 February 2006 at 1:01 am #

    hi sk
    thanks for the bloggy today
    it’s a lovely thing as usual

    but when
    oh when
    will you come
    visit us in the usa?
    we’ve been waiting
    for what seems
    like forever
    and now you’ve
    promised the aussies
    more shows …
    we’re just starving
    over here for
    a big churchy fix

    diane and john

    ps we’re trying
    to be gracious
    and patient but
    we’re spoiled
    rotten when
    it comes to

  7. avatar
    captainmission | 23 February 2006 at 1:20 am #

    we’re trying
    to be gracious
    and patient but
    we’re spoiled
    rotten when
    it comes to

    mmm, my sentiments to and i live just over the old harbour bridge.

    im going to check out the indian radio band, they must be pretty brilliant to have that kinda endorsment.
    That was a funny story about the lobster and the suits, made me spill my breakfast all over me computer.

  8. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 23 February 2006 at 1:20 am #

    Mary and I, not too long ago, saw a documentary on “How much Mercury are in the fishies that we eat?” They did tests and found out certain fishies had more traces of Mercury than others. But all in all, all fishies have a small trace of it. Mercury Kills!!! It will decrease your life force that’s for sure…

  9. avatar
    icebell | 23 February 2006 at 1:43 am #

    Iam still laughing about the Lobster Story………..

  10. avatar
    icebell | 23 February 2006 at 1:43 am #

    Iam still laughing about the Lobster Story………..

  11. avatar
    mike a | 23 February 2006 at 1:53 am #

    Thanks for the lobster tale!! I mean tail!!

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 February 2006 at 1:55 am #

    so, icebell, did you think the lobster story was funny?

    “still knocking out big fat babies”

    mmm, no amount of yoga and veggies gonna help you on that front, sk.

    sorry, probably just the prawns & ckn I ate for lunch making me snarky.

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 February 2006 at 2:46 am #

    So what’s the G O wid da L I N G O if ur a B O H O?
    There were a lot of intials in that one .
    My head spun for a while.
    Talkin about The Blurred Crusade yest – the begginin of Just for You when u answer the door.
    Were u wearing stilletos?

    Dutch Pierre

  14. avatar
    flowerpower | 23 February 2006 at 2:59 am #

    Saw a bunch of suits in the local beegar park – oh what darkness, oh what silliness, oh what a larf and half of no cream dairy milk.

    Yeah, bring on the canvases – the front line shock troops would of course include General Kilbey mustering and inspiring his space cadets to lurch at the canvas whith total precision, then launch the cansiters at the straights contaiminating the air with pure white love gas….

  15. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 23 February 2006 at 4:00 am #

    i dig all india radio
    great name, too
    and all of martin’s kh incarnations
    (you and jlk have quite the ear
    for great new music)
    your new tracks with martin will
    undoubtedly be great

    kinda made this fish jealous tho 🙂
    heard from glory doll today
    come along, baybee

    yeah, this fish swim around
    blissfully happy
    until CHOMP, lights out
    question is
    is this the ocean
    or just a big belly?

    peace on ya, dear crooner

  16. avatar
    Laurie | 23 February 2006 at 4:11 am #

    I have nothing to say. Strange…….


  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 February 2006 at 4:18 am #


    my guess is some kinda pointy-toed boots (w/ a hard, but not stilleto, heel)

    but you never know

  18. avatar
    marthalene | 23 February 2006 at 4:37 am #

    great veg rant
    lobster got his last dig in on some suits
    how decadent
    just past 22yrs that i quit meat myself
    cold tofu
    (…well, actually cold beans and rice – tofu puzzled me in the beginning)
    same reasons that were blogstated
    death for the palate on the assembly line
    karma, man
    all that you do, comes back to you
    Meatout on the March Equinox – whee

    ahwell, hope to see the church in the states this year (??). (i feel so fargin’ trapped in this huge land)
    and my brain just went on a ride thru Girlschool, Die Toten Hosen, and now Bowie – gotta go blow my nose or whack my skull with a brick or something…………
    (ohmy, Curved Air?? whatamidoin??)

  19. avatar
    jeanz | 23 February 2006 at 5:12 am #

    Thats great news re Martin Kennedy. Been a huge fan since Grant had mentioned All India Radio on the womb. I always hoped that you would collaborate with the guy and I think I had mentioned it on the same board. So this is top top news and I can’t wait to hear what you’ll come up with.
    Its gonna be magical and very trippy thats for sure.



  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 February 2006 at 6:35 am #

    Has it been scientifically proven that all that you do comes back to you? Is the theory of karma only relevant to the afterlife? Or do people who act, what? immorally (who defines that)get their old comppance in this life too?

    What right have we to judge a person wearing a suit? It would seem to me that a lot of those who might consider themselves ‘bohemians’, or some how ‘in the know’ because of their particular taste in music or literature (or their diet) are just as prejudiced as many members of the mainstream that they pre-judgmentally mock. You may feel yourselves somewhat cleverer, aesthetically, spiritually superior, more artistic; you might even gaze at the moon at night and pen the odd poem no-one’s going to read, while those suits are at home no doubt watching OC or Big Brother 4 or doing something a lot less interesting, meaningful, profound than we ‘bohemians’ so in tune with mother earth and who just can’t stop telling each other exactly how bohemian we are because we’ve read castaneda or stared at a cloud for 12 hours straight. Yes, all very interesting things, but you don’t have to use it as some kind of defence against these nameless faceless people in suits. Why the animosity. You don’t have to let them destroy you. Part of maturing, of growing up, is developing empathy, an appreciation of how other people choose to live their lives. The guy trading shares on his laptop talking loudly into his mobile phone disgusts you? Symbolises all that is wrong with the world. Well don’t let him get you angry, don’t take take pleasure in his downfall, don’t perpetuate the conflict by spouting out how much superior you are with your clouds and your fields and your baudelaire and your faust in the original german. each to his own. a lot of them are just products of them time, as it must always necessarily be. Besides, you bohos are the first to gripe when they all start ‘liking the stuff you life’.

  21. avatar
    captainmission | 23 February 2006 at 7:24 am #

    I don’t think it’s a literal translation of suit, certainly not in my post anyways, it’s an attitude the attitude of the grey/ beige class who seem to be turned on by banks, industries grim movements into nature and the mindless progression of commercial interests and vain economies, you know what i’m saying, people who’s minds are narrow and their imagination slim.
    That’s how i see it anyways 🙂

  22. avatar
    captainmission | 23 February 2006 at 7:38 am #

    ps I just got the block cd, its freaking brilliant. it’s cured my cold man, and i can walk and see i’s tells ya, i’ve healed my lame leg, don’t need a walking frame no more, and the girlfriend’s smiling big time, go get some of that church juice peoples and behold….the beauty.

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 February 2006 at 10:14 am #

    BOO.. HOO..
    Mr Suit.
    If yu aint hip then.. Dont ask what is HIP??
    Be cool jus leave my blue sky and sea clouds out of it

    yu are what yu is

    Yikes! identity conflicts

    how old?
    yeah its all for you,
    read it, breathe it
    be it.. if your jedi enuff
    if not dont piss on your own shoes
    and call it rain..

    wanna really fly!!! check out Vivekananda – Jnana Yoga

    Love yu anony

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 February 2006 at 10:21 am #

    your scientific query is thus proved, aye

    “yu dont understand that its all in your hands and the graphs and the charts are pulling us further apart”

  25. avatar
    John Paul Sartre | 23 February 2006 at 11:07 am #

    L’enfer c’est les autres!

  26. avatar
    Daberhasher | 23 February 2006 at 1:16 pm #

    quite psyched for the Brothers K poddy cast… good turnaround time on the suggestion, ha ha ha…

    good news bout SK and MK 2!!!
    i enjoyed Dream On a lot, thank you… especially from the title track on… the first four made me feel a bit rollerdisco-y in a slightly euroish way… not a bad thing necessarily, but i had left my hot pants and whistle behind, so i wasn’t prepared to properly strut my stuff…
    i even like the sax o phone!!!!

    you’re the Mickey Dora of the music world… keep spilling the cranial beans… fill our flying saucers with milky white guitars…


  27. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 23 February 2006 at 2:12 pm #

    Viva la revoluuutioooon! <3

  28. avatar
    chukleslovakia | 23 February 2006 at 2:16 pm #

    been away for a few days, thank you for still being out there and in here with us.

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 February 2006 at 5:06 pm #

    I played the new Block CD for my blind friend and now he can see again….

    Rock On Steve…

    Brian Turner
    Atlanta, Ga

  30. avatar
    timetunnel | 23 February 2006 at 5:32 pm #

    Steveman, having come across the word “bohemian” so much during the last weeks it just struck me that one of the best books I ever read has a group of students calling themself “The Bohemians” as protagonists: “Fool on the Hill” by Matt Ruff. Furthermore there are an old Greek god, dogs and cats searching for heaven, sprites and the main character – the Fool – a storyteller. And in a supporting role some going-to-be “suits” – people from a fraternity. It’s quintessence, however, is about love and about recognizing and trusting yourself. I dunno, somehow I think I like the book because it feels like a huge Church song.

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 February 2006 at 6:52 pm #

    nice, very nice anon about the ‘don’t let the attitude ruin your life.’

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 February 2006 at 7:01 pm #

    MK: All India Radio. Do you know the story behind that band name, Mr. SK?

  33. avatar
    eek | 23 February 2006 at 10:59 pm #

    awww… Dame of Bohemia. I like it! Made me smile all day. 🙂

    Looking very much forward to hearing Eyes Ahead. I love the Big Spaceship cd and the three All India Radio cds I have. And I really do think your voice is at it’s best now. I’m a very happy fan.

    I’ve never been fond of fish or seafood either, and the way lobsters are cooked is just disgusting. When we were little we were going to have lobster at my grandparents house. I was outside, but my sister was inside watching. Suddenly she burst out of the house a deathly shade of green and promptly passed out. A little too much reality there.

    As for fish…apparently as much as 1/5 of all fish consumed worldwide is now “farm” raised, and some have described fish farms as little more than watery feedlots. Lovely.

  34. avatar
    mk | 24 February 2006 at 12:11 am #

    Hi there SK, Martin Kennedy from All India Radio here…thought I’d jump in here to say hello – pleased to meet you, albeit in a very 21st century sorta way! Message for anonymous…I pinched the band name from the India National Boadcaster appropriately called ‘All India Radio’. My punishment for this is that I’ve been getting thousands of emails & spam over the years from people in India wanting to know programme times and schedules! Maybe I should start a podcast. Looking forward to the sk-mk project. Later – mk

  35. avatar
    TINKU BHAT | 24 February 2006 at 12:38 am #

    oh say, look at the time… is the 21st Century! I think a podcast sounds like a wonderful idea. How fun, this is the anon and the 1st person to suggest that awful idea.

    Thanks for letting us know how you chose your band title. Well, India is the second most populated country next to China and half of them are on the radio- those ballywoods, actors, singers. And then you knew that Lucky Martin. All the very best for your project with Steve.

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 February 2006 at 1:53 am #


    on a hill over looking a crowd of people dancing,
    gyrating to an invisible music. we find ourselves at a bar and eatery that serves
    gigantic fried sea serpent, octopus,
    other strange sea enmities…

  37. avatar
    TINKU | 24 February 2006 at 1:54 am #

    Sorry sometimes I tend to get a very inflated head.

    But it was my idea after all.
    So you should all be thanking ME.

  38. avatar
    TINKU BHAT | 24 February 2006 at 2:54 am #

    take all the credit, see if I care.

  39. avatar
    merrick | 1 March 2006 at 2:09 pm #

    Is throwing a live lobster into boiling water any worse than pulling a fish into the suffocating air and cutting its guts out while it is fully conscious?

    If only fish had cute faces and could scream, we’d surely feel different about killing them.

    Their pre-catch wild lives are great for the individual fish, but it’s this very fact that makes their catching so appalling. Trawlers drag huge nets, pull them up and take only the species they want, throwing the rest back into the sea dead or dying. With prawns, the ratio is as high as 15kg of other animals thrown back for ever 1kg of prawns retained.

    Imagine if we got two huge helicopters and strung a net between them, flew over the land dragging up trees, deer, geese, sheep, shrubs and cattle, only to throw back everything but the sheep. Then a few weeks later another pair of helicopters came along and did the same, throwing back everything but the deer. This is essentially the model of trawler fishing.

    Not only is it cruel to what you eat, it’s cruel to a whole lot more that you don’t eat. And there simply isn’t enough to satisfy the huge human demand.

    Overfishing means fish populations are not having time to reproduce, so head toward extinction, taking with them other species who depend on them.

    As Eek points out, the intensive farming of fish is on the rise. This is not only cruel to the farmed fish; a large proportion of wild fish are fed to farmed fish. The use of feed and drugs to stop these unnaturally dense poplations dying is catastrophic for the ecosystems in the waters around the fish farm.

    And, as SK says, all for something that you don’t really need to eat; just for greed or convenience rather than survival.

  40. avatar
    John Garratt | 10 June 2006 at 5:43 pm #

    i deplore the act of throwing a living creature
    into boiling water
    as they do with the lobs
    thats fucked up”

    Believe it or not, my friends wrote a concept album about a lobster who escapes from a grocery store, lives the life of fame and fortune, realizes he’s lost, and goes back to free the other lobsters. It’s called “The Chosen One.”

  41. avatar
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  42. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 28 March 2007 at 7:51 pm #

    The best blog of all. Mr. Kilbey uses cerebal and even chldrens’ verbiage to brillianty espouse the spiritual, moral and ecological virtues of vegetarianism. A true veggie does not eat fish or any creatures of the sea. We should not destroy marine biodiversity.

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