posted on January 20, 2013 at 10:20 am
       door to summer

door to summer

the sounds of yesterdays

the moorings of the mornings

yes yachts on smooth summer sea sailing in sunset

strip away the night and yet this fragile feminine day

down by the shore they singing all the more

oh sweet jesus oh how i love you so

the sins mount up in the penthouse

the rubbish accumulates in alleys of bygone months

the beach boys singing in that old abandoned beach house

mouths empty of song possible worlds gone wrong

the idyllist is a (c)hanged man

the idyllist in a valiant transistor radio oh it should have been that way

wim o weh oh wim o weh

the lion sleeps tonight

from a jack to a king

my friend the witchdoctor

in the jungle the mighty jungle

river jordan is chilly and wild

and transvaal with servants and picnics

and rhodesian scholars in travestied gowns

the idyllist intervenes suddenly

in broken tones of electric guitar he strums out a C

the idyllist reaches back in  to his mind

nazarene in nairobi

of course he was says someone in another room

you mean alabama says someone else

someone occluded

a corridor of flowers

a procession of daughters


will my spirit rise above this plain…..?



30 Responses to “idyll ahead”

  1. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 20 January 2013 at 11:13 am #

    she awakes on grey sunday
    hey it’s not that grey
    it’s not leaden, more dove
    she wakes with best of intentions
    yet each is blocked by frustrations
    walls with doors close in her face
    still she tries to rise above
    it’s making her climb higher
    so things get lighter
    vine tendrils tighter
    priorities righter
    what’s important?
    do nothing more
    if you want to endure
    indeed make the day beautiful
    with purer vision
    the rhythm the chant spark her decision
    ‘gotta keep tryin
    again and again’…
    please sweet Jesus, geez!
    If only I knew all the lyrics…
    but do I need? then would I be free?

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    Cocoamo | 20 January 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    I think it is a good time to be clean shaven. The beard must be hot. You should do it.

    Not that it has anything to do with mashed potatoes not having bones.

    Your Friend in Pennsylvania
    (Now in Cocoa Beach)

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      Admin | 20 January 2013 at 2:53 pm #

      the beard is non negotiable

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        Anonymous | 21 January 2013 at 4:54 am #

        Why, though?

      • avatar
        Cocoamo | 21 January 2013 at 6:08 am #

        I’m just sayin’…..

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        Anonymous | 23 January 2013 at 2:48 am #

        Beard sometimes gives u a wise, sage look, & sometimes more of a locusts and honey desert prophet look – both good, if you ask me! But that was a damn fine jawline you brandished back in the day!

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    Jesiah6 | 20 January 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    Great song and video. I’m anxious to hear the rest of the album.

  4. avatar
    Marcos | 20 January 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    Hello, Mr. Kilbey, this song its very nice.

  5. avatar
    Cath | 20 January 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    beard is good……..and the greys become you:) timeless spirit
    Hope Holly has asked you about conceptual work?????

  6. avatar
    andy | 20 January 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    tasty vid!

  7. avatar
    You | 20 January 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    Theres no spirit and no plain no other world but this apparent one says the self conscious animal.

  8. avatar
    Chris | 20 January 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    Beautiful idyl Steve…a corridor of flowers…a procession of daughters…lovely!

  9. avatar
    Ryan Murdock | 20 January 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    Beautiful! Love the melody, love your delivery, and the video is really cool too. If the Idyllist gets here in time, I suspect it’ll be the soundtrack for my next desert expedition (Sudan this time).

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    Marcos | 21 January 2013 at 12:23 am #

    I believe in Angels
    But what is more important is believe in God.
    God is our life all the time.
    The clouds in the sky
    The wave in the sea
    The forest in the earth
    The fire in the vocaine
    Everying is conectad with God.
    How can someone believe in evil and dont believe in God.
    Lets dream with the peace of God in our heart.

  11. avatar
    bc | 21 January 2013 at 7:47 am #

    13 stars

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    Galamor the Wizard | 21 January 2013 at 11:20 am #

    Love it!
    Sounds very much like it could have been an outtake from sometime between the releases of Unearthed and The Slow Crack.
    This is the stuff I dig!!
    Looking forward to downloading on Feb 1.

  13. avatar
    Melissa | 21 January 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    Hi sk 🙂 Just dropping by to say hello and to let you know I went to see the most amazing film today, ‘Life of Pi’ … I was thinking, if you haven’t done so already, go see it, I think that you would really, really love it. Sooo beautiful

    love from mm

  14. avatar
    MJB | 21 January 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    Wow – I love how you rock always have!

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    Kraig | 22 January 2013 at 8:13 pm #


  16. avatar
    Pickle | 22 January 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    How right you are wizard…does sound like the slow crack kinda era….i like it!

  17. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 23 January 2013 at 6:20 am #

    hmmm! an idler head. Or a good name for a female school principal in a work of fiction… Idylla Head.

  18. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 23 January 2013 at 7:13 am #

    A jawline so fine it doesn’t need brandishing.

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      Cocoamo | 23 January 2013 at 1:48 pm #

      What she said.

      Plus, your girls probably have never seen your face. It would look funny at first because it wouldn’t be tan, but after it got tan you might like it. You could always grow the beard back in short order if you wanted.

      Your Friend in Pennsylvania
      (Now in Cocoa Beach)

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    Kohl Ette | 23 January 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    In short, feel free to please yourself, but I wouldn’t advise tweezing. You might feel the breeze… speaking of pennsyls. I used to stand behind a guy in church who must have used eyebrow pencil or something to draw a hairline round his toupe and draw on sideburns. Hardly an idyllic sight. from a distance it was almost convincing… but you still got the nylony cast from the toupe. Anyway! Gee a guy just called me vain!

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    Anonymous | 27 January 2013 at 12:33 am #

    just keep flying around like an ealgle in the sun – touched by god. (I like the song.)

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    hellbound heart | 27 January 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    oh hell whatever would I do without you on my horizon….

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