posted on January 6, 2015 at 11:33 pm
mired in maya

mired in maya

conundrums paradoxes and maya rain down on me in an unbelievable way

moral dilemmas and quadralemmas

man i got them lemmas everywhere i go

i gotta laugh at this universe who aches to see me solve the curly ones

rolled at me

every fucking thing i do is involved in so much argy bargy

everyone oh no… being disappointed again

i move into a new place in another eastern suburb

a woman comes up to me

oh youre our new neighbour she says and seems nice

how you liking it so far? she says

its pretty good and pretty quiet i says

attempting to make some small talk

i says except for the guy with the fucking guitar and the PA

(some of the readers will understand how i dismayed i am

to find next door to the right is a geeza who every saturday night

gives the whole neighbourhood the privilege of listening in

on his very loud performances of a bunch of songs from now

and “favourites” from yesteryear

all rendered in a pearl jammy reedy nasally affectation

that really gets my gander after awhile

wondering why he is not just happy like most of us musicians

to keep it to ourselves and if we annoy the neighbours it is never our intention

i could not even begin to make music if it was pissing someone off

therefore i dont see why the whole neighbourhood should be subjected to it

esp. as it is cover versions and not something brilliantly original

which demands to be heard

rather it is proficient busker churning thru a dull old bunch of numbers

ie it would not surprise me to hear milky way trotted out ha ha)

the woman says dont you like it?

nah i says i dont wanna hear it at all

why do you actually like it? i says increduously

oh i love it! she says and walks off angrily to you guessed it next door right

the next performances have come with a new element

a hearty cheering and clapping by about 5 people to let me know i was wrong i presume

damn me and my big mouth1

i am australias larry david stumbling from one thing to the next

a cynical sucker fumbling the ball

its all maya

its all an illusion

i am writing these words to myself

whoever maybe reading this now exists out there

and understands this or not

but i hereby sternly remind myself that this is all maya

i am an eternal spirit who has fallen for some reason into this material nature

in the kali yuga which is the age of quarrel

quarrel it certainly is

as nations go to war for slight theological differences

in some old myth from a bunch of guys in the desert

aggrandising themselves with stories about their own big strong daddy god

that they write themselves justifying their atrocities because their god okayed it

and ever since the butchery has continued over these tent god tales

it is patently obvious that the creator of this universe

was no chump acting like some angry patriarch

blasting cities and having silly little favourites

check this universe out you fools it does not work like that!

all these words are the words of writers and editors and publishers and translators

why would a god who can create the moon and stars need some boffin sitting in a tent

to write it all down for him?

anyway i aint part of of any of the peoples of the books

i aint with ya

i aint with the unswerving self righteousness of you and your books

i now anticipate with some trepidation

our lovely christian lady commenter who faithfully chimes in

with her get thee behind me satans and all that baloney

it used to amuse me now it fills me with inertia

to read the inane parrotting of some old testicle fire n brimstone

lady this is not salem in them good old witchburning days

no lady witches aint causing my problems…

its fucking old age believe it or not!

just like the stupidest savage you see some supernatural reason in everything

something bad its the naughty old devil

something good its good jehovah big daddy saving your day

cos you “believe” in him

dont that ever strike you as a strange fucking bargain right there?

i will save your neck (for a while) if you “believe” in me

except for poor old fucking job

he “believed” and daddy jehovahpants did not save his neck

and then  instructed some tent bound boffin to brag about it in a book

lady no one thinks the old testament is literal truth

anyone can see it is a collection of rules and regulations and myths and allegories

borrowing freely from civilisations that proceeded it

ie the garden of eden etc etc

theyre not even the guy in the tents own stories

they are fragments of folklore from bygone eras

dont quote that tiresome bullshit to me!

as far as st paul i say again jesus christ would have hated him

he was a murdering self righteous ugly son of a bitch

a pox on his interpretations of JC

who forgave him for the people he murdered ?

jehovah pants according to…him..well thats convenient..

jesus “appeared” to him and said

its ok you killed all those people

change your name by one letter

and your exonerated

then go out and twist my words to make people feel guilty and miserable

yes a murderer and persecutor is a good man for my message of peace

etc etc

please desist with the christian comments already!

or go away and write on bonos page if you want to

i aint printing anymore because its my blog and its irking me

just like our own anonymous friend who still fires off the odd nasty comment

that is eaten up by my spam filter before its hopelessly vapid negativity boreth me

yet he persists boy its a fine line between love and hate

but yet he surely persisteth

go for it son

congratulations! your asinine dribblings go straight into the void you ninny ha ha!

well thats about it whoevers out there

this is all maya

i am a spirit soul moving between lives as i pick up enough oomph

to leave this universe and go onto whatever is next

until a billion years hence

i am walking by a lovely lake in summer with my sweet lord

and hes saying to me:

boy i betcha glad thats all over!



47 Responses to “if anyone thinks this is easy”

  1. avatar
    Stewart | 7 January 2015 at 12:11 am #

    I’m still out here from time to time. I’ve been pleased for you as Further/Deeper and your book have been so well received; and I wish you and yours all the best. As it seems fitting with things you’ve written above, I’ll share the beginning of something I’m working on:

    The name on the suitcase was ‘The One True God’
    The handle was rather worn
    They found it there, by the station stair
    On a sadly saccharin morn
    Everyone read the label
    But the locks were seldom tried
    Yet an industry of experts
    Preached the mysteries inside
    In the name of ‘The One True God’…

  2. avatar
    jeremy_earl | 7 January 2015 at 1:08 am #

    Getting hassled by Christians? Well, you are from The Church! Sorry – couldn’t help myself. Seriously though, it is ironic how some Christians meddle and judge considering what they believe in – turn the other cheek! I feel your pain regarding the neighbors – it’s always such bad music; must be some strange physical law that connects bad taste with inappropriate loudness.

  3. avatar
    tearle | 7 January 2015 at 1:34 am #

    I love it 🙂 hahaha I love this diary 🙂 call the EPA to deal with mr noisy’s crap & nick his amp 😉 All those females, omg good luck! The Church’s are evil, I know what they do & gov’s no better. God is within the human heart, or not perhaps for some. The Gnostics & the Sufis 🙂 … ‘always speak your mind & a base man will avoid you’ w.blake– you want rid of the woman lol Oh and see how they swallow Jesuit PR, aka the new pope. Apathy and selfishness is getting us gov fascism. This is why the new Forrest and the ponies ideas has solidified!

  4. avatar
    Allen | 7 January 2015 at 2:00 am #

    i hear ya! I attended a gospel church when I was little.
    Then I grew up.
    Love the new album Steve!

  5. avatar
    Shane | 7 January 2015 at 2:33 am #

    Makes sense to me!

    Some of us are still “out there”

    See you in Seattle young fella 🙂

  6. avatar
    andres | 7 January 2015 at 4:55 am #

    Steve, it’s all part of the dream, and it’s a pill for the mind, for a reader. Where else in this limited u-verse do you learn to read but here? Look again at Exodus. It’s not a story about dudes being liberated from Egypt, but it’s about the spirit being liberated out of the plagued firstborn body through a wilderness and into a new beautiful body that fights off all infection. Death takes the body and Passes Over the spirit. Exodus from this body. It’s a reassurance of a resurrection written in living Mosaic form.

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 7 January 2015 at 8:40 am #

      bollocks. its about jehovah helping his mates out with a load of superstitious mumbo jumbo

      • avatar
        Anonymous | 8 January 2015 at 1:44 pm #

        Well spoken Andres.
        As I said Steve u still dont get it. The merciful & loving Father giving all an opportunity 2 change their eays & offering a place of safe refuge for those constantly under attack.

        • avatar
          thetimebeing | 8 January 2015 at 8:08 pm #

          the merciful old jehovah who flooded the world in your fairytale?
          nah. hes a vindictive idiot who doesnt exist

  7. avatar
    davem | 7 January 2015 at 6:55 am #

    Still here every day.
    Lots of my in-law family are evangelical christians. Load of judgmental tosh from them most of the time. Let it go.
    Much love to you Steve.

  8. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 7 January 2015 at 7:37 am #

    Burny nup

  9. avatar
    Brett Dean | 7 January 2015 at 8:13 am #

    Interestingly I was reading a commentary by Mungo McCallum doubting that Tony Abbott would have a road to Damascus moment this year. Bring a person who has learnt a lot and then promptly forgotten it I search the phrase – sudden conversion, sudden change opinion and action etc, redder to St Paul the apostle conversion. Then I wonder what the timebeing is up to and lo and behold there lie references to Paul the Saul.
    Must be the time of year, thank fuc Xmas is over now we can get on with the serious business of what to buy for Valentines..

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 7 January 2015 at 8:38 am #

      abbott is everything that is wrong with christians
      ie they dont follow christs advice!

  10. avatar
    rich | 7 January 2015 at 8:27 am #

    I can relate to the argy bargy thing. In this day and age everything gain
    or just meeting personal needs can be a hard fought negotiation. Neither
    side wants to back down, a bit like negotiating a fuckin treaty to
    end a world war or something. Tell the neighbour that cessation midnight
    rehearsals is not negotiable or give him the address of a suitable
    rehearsal space to bang out his nasally tunes. Petsonally speaking
    I notify my neighbours and only do band prac during daylight hours
    in consideration of my neighbours sanity!

  11. etta
    etta | 7 January 2015 at 8:40 am #

    Quick reminder before i go for my mammygram… youre welcome at my house. Pretty quiet neighbourhood at night. Usually. Cant guarantee quiet during day unless i manage to divert impending construction. Voila.

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 7 January 2015 at 11:50 am #

      good luck with mammothgram

      • etta
        etta | 7 January 2015 at 1:55 pm #

        Thankee. Y’ettie.

        • etta
          etta | 28 January 2015 at 5:25 am #

          Etta tant phine… i hope when you said no oil painting you werent self criticising. I think you did a good job. Just like to gouache in pastelle. X

  12. avatar
    Billy Dow Kimmerly | 7 January 2015 at 9:01 am #

    Hey Steve look at the bright side of things… You’re” still alive ” and not sung with nasaly pearl jammy thing!

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 January 2015 at 10:10 am #

    Ah Steve

    you get to take it all in , the bitter the sweet and transform it into beauty. We just be commentators. Whether right or wrong old god new gods it don’t matter cause you know inside, you found those sparks, the eyes to see, the ears to hear through the crap. I feel some of it is just in the interpretation and the power structures, the corruption……..I know one man who tells a different telling of all those books,going back to original tongues as he is a linguist and gives exposition in light of being a futurist and man who has had his own encounters, you get all the stuff that was left out and denied, full of integrity full of spirit and truth, a good man. Anyway

    Siddhartha did ya get it?

    St Kilda fest main stage I’m there, can’t wait:)

    Hope Mr noisy and the entourage don’t interfere with your creations…..i.e ability to think, frigging hard to think ,write, compose, process with noise. I can’t stand subs booming through the landscape with no regard for anyone else, loudness does not equal quality it’s another matter entirely.

    your dark haired daughter is such a spitting image of you.
    Peace x

  14. avatar
    Cath | 7 January 2015 at 10:16 am #

    sorry, i forgot to enter details,pressed enter, so my message disappeared i guess, keep creating Steve, at least that blessing is a constant worthwhile companion, friggin life and sanity saver xx see you in St.K

  15. Jmb066
    Jmb066 | 7 January 2015 at 10:20 am #

    Moved? Hope you are ok, those who love you will always be there for you. Those who know and want you in their life you will forgive you in their own time. Trust me I try and I can’t please everybody. Now for this neighbor, plug in your bass and aim towards his window, while he is playing throw him off with sounds of your own or short out his power when he plugs in. Just kidding but not a good scenario for a new place. The good news is you will be in the USA for a few months and get to escape your troubles for awhile playing some incredible music. Coming to see you play incredible music is how I escape mine for awhile, we are here for you and looking forward to seeing you.

    Take Care,


  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 January 2015 at 11:09 am #

    Havent read yr this blog as yet but going by the header looks like U’ve been prying into my kitchen again. Hope u ignored the dirty soup pots on the kitchen bench.

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 January 2015 at 11:39 am #

    Fuck noisy bastard neighbours! Die! Die! Die! Or get Ploog to bring his kit round…

  18. avatar
    always@meetsdeadlines | 7 January 2015 at 1:30 pm #

    You should be ashamed. “Eddie”, a survivor of a horrific accident, has only now mastered the ability to hold that pick in his teeth to play that guitar – and sing at the same time. It’s a miracle, a true blue spectacle.

    I do feel for you. I would be at wits end too. I wonder if he might find a set of headphones on his doorstep one day.

    We could sit fireside and talk for hours. Of the same thought on much of what you say. If you have an understanding of ancient history and religion, you have the key to the reasons for why religion exists. Religion (the corporation) exists to take ruthless advantage. Religion was made by man. Religion and Faith are not to be confused.

    My heart breaks for those who desperately need something to help them make it through life, so much in complete misery that they radicalize themselves. Ready to die anyway aren’t they.

    Faith need only be put in ourselves, family and friends. If we all focused on these, life would be better for us all.

    Wish everyone well, and you will be …in the light.

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 January 2015 at 1:38 pm #

    Problem with u Steve u appear to still not get it going by your explanations in your blog.
    I’m guessing that has alot to do with the channelling of devils you consistently speak of in your blog.
    Such is life

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 January 2015 at 6:52 pm #

    Hi sk,

    Completely understand the neighbour situation. Wish I could live in a house. Be nice to have a good nights sleep or sleep at all sometimes due to noise. Keep looking forward to touring overseas.

    Hope once the problems are sorted that you have a very happy, healthy and safe 2015 with lots of karmic blessings coming your way of all the things you are wishing and hoping for and the Church continues to covert people to the fold.

    Peace & love

  21. avatar
    Steven Krut | 7 January 2015 at 7:52 pm #

    I think you need more money. A LOT more. If the nearest neighbor was 50 yards away behind a meticulously manicured hedge row, he could play pearl jams all day long. Also, it’s amazing how much nicer and accommodating religious types are in the presence of $$$. 🙂

  22. avatar
    Kerrie | 7 January 2015 at 9:37 pm #

    May I suggest showing your appreciation by recording the Saturday night sessions and playing them back very loudly at another time – say 4am Sunday – hehehe, and if that fails just play Celine Dion, or Whittney – How does it go? oh yes “…and IIIIIIIIIIIII will always love YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU” Mwwwaahahahahaha I’m evil I know.

  23. avatar
    Bec | 7 January 2015 at 9:43 pm #

    Met some hard-line Christian rellies for the first time on New Years Day……seemed to be nice enough people until they started talking in a very matter of fact way about the biblical end of the world and how the signs are around already that it’s beginning to happen……yup, ok, if you say so guys…..also raved on about the preaching of evangelist Billy Graham……hhhmmmm, whatever….
    I think the young chappie living behind us has purchased a new base guitar….our windows have been rattling all afternoon….
    Love always….

  24. avatar
    veleska1970 | 7 January 2015 at 10:08 pm #

    UGH!! There are few things I can think of that are worse than annoying neighbours. Hopefully they’ll be moving soon.

  25. avatar
    Bernadette Keys | 7 January 2015 at 11:06 pm #

    I like these laconic tales that become theological questions. At least you don’t live where we do- uptight vegan househusband next door playing blues guitar 24/7 when wife is at work…. same ole riff day in day out…. teen on the other side bumbling through Hendrix….. young drummer down the road just off the beat…. has he heard of a drum cage and over the PA at the school around the corner- all your greatest shitty 70’s and 80’s hits…. for the kids??? nah uts for the parents who have to prove they are somehow alternative and performative rather than focussing on the children’s education….. As my son said, ‘ I’m dick of it mum, everyone here thinks they’re a rockstar and no one works!’. What was that about south-eastern suburbs melodrama?

  26. avatar
    Bernadette Keys | 7 January 2015 at 11:07 pm #

    typo ‘ sick of it mum’

  27. avatar
    Peter | 7 January 2015 at 11:31 pm #

    I’m a bit ignorant when it comes to scriptures and followings, have always felt it was all a bit silly when we all can feel what is right and wrong.

    We just let anger, pride and greed get in the way, all of which I am guilty of course at times, but I certainly haven’t needed a committee steeped in doctrine to advise me, as my conscience, from experience, continually kicks my arse.

    Regards the neighbour, enjoy a nice smoke and wander around one night and join with the cheerers and clappers, and strut a few moves around said clappers for a few songs. That could provide a good laugh.

  28. avatar
    Chris | 8 January 2015 at 11:48 am #

    Religion is what we do with our madness.

    – Harry Williams

  29. avatar
    Chris | 8 January 2015 at 11:57 am #

    ‘I’ll tell you everything I’ve learned…and love is all’, he said.

    – Cat Stevens
    from Boy with Moon and Star on his Head

  30. avatar
    rich | 8 January 2015 at 9:03 pm #

    Most wars in history are caused by people disagreeing about who has the best imaginary friend. This is stuff that 5 year olds engage in. Grow up world.

  31. avatar
    tearle | 8 January 2015 at 9:08 pm #

    SK no feeding Annonymus attention, good or bad it’s attention to him & you won’t win. Dunno, maybe a notepad next to your computer & write responses to nutters there. Women are used to these types & I knew he’d not sod off. 🙁

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 January 2015 at 10:02 pm #

    You really shouldnt get yr cronies to write for you it discredits you.
    Their different personas of writing often come out & this is the worst one. The similarities in tone is on par with the negative commentator u whinge about.
    Much can be said but I often hold it back.
    Yes if I had people throwing money at me like you do I probably would start my own blog & go into detail of my experiences.
    Due to the ease of access of the web with smartphones i can access when i have few minutes spare here & there. I tend to write less informal detailed comments.

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 10 January 2015 at 1:24 pm #

      huh? no idea . whatever
      its your IP address.
      i know who people are
      i never pretend to comment
      and i never have and never will
      if i need to address something it is in the blog
      maybe its the debbils!

  33. avatar
    Big Boss Man | 9 January 2015 at 9:40 am #

    Why don’t ya just go over and show the neighbors how to sing and play better music! Give them free lessons to relieve you of the sleepless nights. Or get the band together and show em who’s boss! Or you can do the opposite and just sit there and play some real shitass music, to the point where they get the point! HAHA

  34. avatar
    Elvis | 9 January 2015 at 6:20 pm #

    Lord Almighty
    I feel my temperature rising
    Higher higher
    It’s burning through to my soul
    Ooh, ooh, ooh,
    I feel my temperature rising
    Help me, I’m flaming
    I must be a hundred and nine
    Burning, burning, burning
    And nothing can cool me
    I just might turn into smoke
    A hunk, a hunk of burning love

  35. avatar
    ac | 9 January 2015 at 6:41 pm #

    “Watch out now, take care
    Beware of soft shoe shufflers
    Dancing down the sidewalks
    As each unconscious sufferer
    Wanders aimlessly
    Beware of Maya”
    Harrison, “Beware of Darkness”

  36. avatar
    Oldstager | 10 January 2015 at 9:26 am #

    Been with you from the start of this (still miss the edge and improvisational frisson those stinky internet kiosks gave to your observations) and will never not check in every week. It disgusts me that you’re not living absolute beachfront…then again this is the shit that maintains your youthful rage.

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