posted on April 14, 2009 at 9:04 pm

mad just like you like me
i pour out n out n out
my only gift
an ability to hold forth forever
on any subject known to man
except maths
i worked with jorden brebach again
at the orange room studio
a lovely attic room smack
in the middle of sydneys rag trade district
theres a lotta traffic birdies kiddies
so we open the window record all the ambience
put it backwards against itself
and then protools it
to fade up with these guitar swells
so the weird ambience sounds part of the guitar
we played around with music n words for my exhi in pitts
soon it will be finished
and youll be able to look at my controversial paintings
and hear their controversial sonic counterpoints
i provide the lot sweetheart
visual aural n verbal
one giant ego trip by me
cos i’m either fluent in the arts
a colossal wanker
voice in another room : guess which one i’m going for…
i been thinking v.i.a.r………bout time he had his own blog
muse : hes just another version of me….
ah shaddup then…both of ya
yes i am a colossal wanker
you dont think sali dali was too
you dont think mozart would have been a wanker
if he wrote his own fucking blogge?
v.i.a.r…tsk tsk…comparing yerself to the greats again
its frustrating
i’m not really “great” great
i’m merely great
i’m really just yer plain olde renaissance wanker
i sing like michaelangelo
n i paint like liszt
or is it liszt?
or is it lizst?
why couldnt he spell his name properly
did he really look like rog adultery..?
yeah there i was in surry hills
recording me stuff
i been swimming in the morning
to the pool with eve
who stopped swimming
when she saw some crabs at bottom of pool
i braved the crabbies and did mah laps
i emerged unscathed
when they failed to swim up 15 feet and nip my doo dahs
but who knows what jehovah might instructeth them to do today
“and He spake unto the crabs and said verily nip that bastard!
and lo the bastard was sorely nipped!” (CRABS,23)
v.i.a.r : bet yer former fan enjoyed that…
former fan : damn!
latter day saint : knickers!
muse : bollocks!
barry : woof woof!
maudlin git with wimpy voice : twee slop piano boof
death metal singer : satan enema prepuce stenchy cadaver gall bladder pig
country singer : i divorced my dog n ran over my husband
the israelites : look we just popped over for some milk n honey…
king david : bring me a thousand philistine foreskins
king david on drugs : bring me 4 philistine thousandskins
goliath : ow fuck!….you little bastard….
samson : leave it long at the back, thanks …
delilah : mmm youd look good with a crew cut
jonah : had a whale of a time
gilgamesh : tell noah to gimme my flood back
gilgamesh : tell adam to gimme my garden o eden back
nick ward : this is a fuckin’ yip blog
peter k : hasnt got a black pixel in its body
marty w-p : steve…did you ever read that email…?
tim bo : no…you play the fuckin’ mellotron…
ploogy : this is my friend, chris planet….
banger pearson : killer…are ya ready to hit the frogntoad?
david neil : im dead tired
u#23 : im a frickin’ masterpiece….aint i?
gaf : im a gaffe
starfish : i’m a crusty asian
crab: nip
cat : nip
tree ; sap
watts : up
good : bye

32 Responses to “iniquity”

  1. avatar
    Cee | 14 April 2009 at 10:35 pm #

    I just listened to Evgeny Kissin playing Franz Liszt – Liebestraum.

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    princey | 14 April 2009 at 10:48 pm #

    Sk the wordspinner, I like that 🙂 What about a poem or tale one of these dayz?

    Sk.vs.mwp in Sydey wow! I’ll be seeing Marty next week, it’d be soooo good to see u too Steve, please come back soon ok!
    love Amanda

  3. avatar
    FreeStyle | 14 April 2009 at 10:51 pm #

    Heres a freestyle song a few tweekers made a few years ago. Trying to help piss people off even more

  4. avatar
    Michael W. | 14 April 2009 at 11:01 pm #


    That should’ve been the new album title!

  5. avatar
    ...being here, doing this... | 14 April 2009 at 11:21 pm #

    this guy is funny…he posts comments for a split second on screen at the end of sitcoms!

    this one caught my eye…


    When I was in the shower this morning, I thought: If we assume a Big Bang beginning of the universe, then every molecule, every atom, every proton, every electron, every quark, every wavelength, every vibration, every multi-dimensional string, every everything that makes up everything else shares an ineffable property of pre-Bang Oneness. Assuming that, then every everything is always moving in one of two directions: either away from that primordial state, or returning towards it. We feel these quantum movements. Moving away is experienced as loneliness, fear, anger and despair. Returning is experienced as one or more of the infinite variations and gradations of what we call love. Now, while some might say that equating the miracle of human feelings to the meandering of sub-atomic bric-a-brac robs them of their mystery, the truth is quite the opposite. Connecting our fundamental experience of life to the great mystery of existence ties us to the eternal within our every waking moment. We are not separate. We are made of the same stuff that existed at the beginning and will exist at the end. Therefore, the question we must each ask ourselves is simple: “In what direction am I moving today – towards oneness, or away from it?” When I was done reflecting on this, I stepped out of the shower, toweled off, and, while glancing at the mirror, pondered a new thought: “I have a pretty nice ass for a guy my age.”

  6. avatar
    smoochgirl | 15 April 2009 at 12:37 am #

    my husband swears it says in the bible that the woman was put on the earth to please the man. can you verify this?

  7. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 15 April 2009 at 12:41 am #

    I’m glad we are not talking about Religion but I must confess the Indian Jains are really mellow and peaceful. A crab would not bite SK unless he deserved it.

  8. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 15 April 2009 at 1:12 am #

    hey smoochgirl,
    looks like your husband is pulling a fast one, don’t ever be his slave woman for you will never see the light of day…

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    OntheFirstDay GodCreatedHisPenis | 15 April 2009 at 2:09 am #

    smooch so long as you got nice boobs your doing gods will. BTW i think it’s in Israel the military pays for boob jobs.

  10. avatar
    Freddie | 15 April 2009 at 2:26 am #

    Freddie: 😀 xoxo

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 April 2009 at 4:01 am #

    i guess you mean ferenc liszt. you got the name right. i guess he is the most famous hungarian composer (though fans of bela bartok may disagree).


  12. avatar
    melissa | 15 April 2009 at 5:08 am #

    sk vs mwp at the Vanguard 😀 hmm … What an excellent early birthday present for myself 😉

    very funny bloggy today, thanks SK 😀 !


  13. avatar
    craig1.618 | 15 April 2009 at 6:11 am #

    Everything Comes Back to Nothing

    “Inexplicably it comes. When you least expect it. For a reason you can never know. One moment you are striving, figuring, imagining, and then, in the blink of an eye, it all disappears. The struggle disappears. The striving disappears. The person disappears. The world disappears. Everything disappears, and the person is like a pinpoint of light, just receding until it disappears. And there’s nobody there to witness it. The person is gone. Only, only awareness remains. Nothing else. No one to be aware. Nothing to be aware of. Only that remains itself. Then it’s understood, finally and simply.

    Then everything—all the struggle, all the striving, all the thinking, all the figuring, all the surrendering, all the letting go, all the grabbing hold of, all the praying, all the begging, all the cursing, too—was just a distraction. And only then is it seen that the person was, is, and ever will be no more than a thought. With a single thought, the person seems to reemerge. With more thoughts, the world seems to reemerge right out of nothing. But now you know.

    The incarnation is nothing more than a thought. A thousand incarnations are but a thousand thoughts. And this amazing miracle of a mirage we call the world reappears as it was before, but now you know. That’s why you usually have a good laugh, because you realize that all your struggles were made up. You conjured them up out of nothing—with a thought that was linked to another thought, that was then believed, that linked to another thought that was then believed. But never could it have been true, not for a second could it have actually existed. Not ever could you have actually suffered for a reason that was true—only through an imagination, good, bad, indifferent. The intricacies of spiritual philosophy and theologies are just a thought within Emptiness.

    And so at times we talk, and I pretend to take your struggles seriously, just as I pretended to take my own seriously. You may pretend to take your own struggles seriously from time to time, and although we pretend, we really shouldn’t forget that we are pretending, that we are making up the content of our experience; we are making up the little dramas of our lives. We are making up whether we need to hold on or surrender or figure it out or pray to God or be purified or have karma cleansed—it’s all a thought. We just collude in this ridiculous charade of an illusion pretending that it’s real, only to reveal that it’s not. There is no karma. There is nothing really to purify. There’s no problem. There is only what you create and believe to be so. And if you like it that way, have at it!

    But we cannot continue this absolute farce indefinitely. We cannot continue to pretend this game we play, indefinitely. It’s impossible. Everything comes back to nothing.

    And then it’s a bit harder to hold a straight face consistently for the rest of your life.”

    Transcribed from a talk in Pacific Grove, CA, June 9, 2006.

  14. avatar
    fantasticandy | 15 April 2009 at 8:13 am #

    if only more of your commentors shared your rolicking sense of humour!
    you kill me killer.

  15. avatar
    EDD | 15 April 2009 at 9:19 am #


  16. avatar
    captain mission | 15 April 2009 at 9:21 am #

    there is no way on earth you can get away with calling yourself a wanker, even on your own blog.

    for anything to be true it must contain it’s own contradiction.

    this i believe may just define you, if such a thing is possible…

  17. avatar
    davem | 15 April 2009 at 9:32 am #

    Hope you release the sounds you’ve been recording for your paintings.

  18. avatar
    Richard | 15 April 2009 at 9:38 am #

    we’ve gotta review!

  19. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 15 April 2009 at 10:07 am #

    GAF was not and still isn’t “a gaffe”, Steve. Surely you associate it too much with some bad times you were going through. Pharaoh, Metropolis, Terra Nova Cain, Monday Morning, You’re Still Beautiful, Disappointment and Grind were “mistakes”? They are WONDERFUL.

    You don’t think you’re “great” great? I beg to differ. Do you really believe that, and if so, why is that? Do you perhaps consider yourself to be someone like Bowie, who were often “accused” of not being nearly as original as some would claim, when in fact he was merely “stealing” stuff from various artists before him? I would just like to add that even though someone like Bowie is responsible for an impressive back-catalogue I consider your music and lyrics to be of much greater value, much more engaging, exciting, moving and timeless.

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    Hellbound Heart | 15 April 2009 at 10:53 am #

    oh fuck you make me laugh sometimes, you funny bugger….or is it a bunny fugger? oops that sounds kinda obscene…
    smoochgirl?? women were put on this earth to make it a better place!

    love always….

  21. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 15 April 2009 at 1:47 pm #

    The Church – songs I can’t live without:

    1. She Never Said
    2. A Fire Burns
    3. It’s No Reason
    4. Electric Lash
    5. A Month Of Sundays
    6. Remote Luxury
    7. Shadow Cabinet
    8. Myrrh
    9. Tantalized
    10. Destination
    11. Reptile
    12. Hotel Womb
    13. Pharaoh
    14. Terra Nova Cain
    15. You’re Still Beautiful
    16. Disappointment
    17. Grind
    18. Ripple
    19. Paradox
    20. Swan Lake
    21. Mistress
    22. Day Of The Dead
    23. Lost My Touch
    24. Loveblind
    25 Two Places At Once
    26. Fly Home
    27. The Further Adventures Of The Time Being
    28. Anaesthesia
    29. Ricochet
    30.. Louisiana
    31. No Certainty Attached
    32. Tranquility
    33. Anyway
    34. Numbers
    35. After Everything
    36. Song For The Asking
    37. Radiance
    38. Nightfriends
    39. Espionage
    40. Sealine
    41. The Theatre And Its Double
    42. Telepath
    43. June
    44. Nothing Seeker
    45. Reversal
    46. Cantilever
    47. The Illusion Mysteries
    48. All I Know
    49. Pantechnicon
    50. Heading South
    51. Saturation
    52. Block
    53. Pure Chance
    54. Untoward
    55. Song To Go
    56. Real Toggle Action
    57. Deadman’s Hand
    58. Happenstance
    59. Pangaea
    60. Leverage

    Runners up:

    Macabre Tavern
    Cut In Two
    Myths You Made
    Won’t Let You Sleep

  22. avatar
    Leslie F. Miller | 15 April 2009 at 2:34 pm #

    Back in the day, I had mad fantasies about you. Now I’m old, but I’ll finally get to see you in person for the first time the last night of June.

    Moon. Swoon.

  23. avatar
    eek | 15 April 2009 at 2:57 pm #

    we played around with music n words for my exhi in pitts
    soon it will be finished
    Yay! Very much looking forward to get that whole music, words, paintings experience. It’s going to be excellent!

    The book of Crabs. I love it! Had me laughing the whole way through — Thanks!

  24. avatar
    haas414 | 15 April 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    oh, sk sk sk….. such delicious visions you make our heds spin with!

    delighted at the story of teh pool

    not at the thought of crabs nippin’ yer bits though!

    glad yer keepin’ in shape though.

    soon it’ll be warm enough for me to bike up here in lovely Milwaukee

    in fact it is already

    why’m i not?

    aye, that is the question!

  25. avatar
    John Garratt | 15 April 2009 at 5:09 pm #

    i pour out n out n out
    my only gift”

    Yesterday, I had an epiphany: I’m no good with words.

    Should I bother commenting anymore? Or leave it to the pros?

  26. avatar
    catchow | 15 April 2009 at 6:52 pm #

    fantasticandy :
    as for me,i do…

  27. avatar
    A.M. | 15 April 2009 at 7:11 pm #

    I must admit you really know how to mash it up and put it all together! And somehow it always makes sense.

    “gilgamesh : tell noah to gimme my flood back” — ROFL. That one made me snort. 🙂

  28. avatar
    seoigh | 15 April 2009 at 8:04 pm #

    I don’t know that a renaissance man IS a renaissance man at least some maths, science, geography, history, etc.

  29. avatar
    eek | 15 April 2009 at 8:49 pm #

    John G — epiphany — you know what it means and you know how to spell it. I’d say that alone makes you good enough with words to continue commenting! 😉

  30. avatar
    lily was here | 16 April 2009 at 11:59 am #

    That was a hoot from mad to bye!

  31. avatar
    ross b | 16 April 2009 at 12:15 pm #

    liszt looks like jackson browne, only prettier

  32. avatar
    mandn | 16 April 2009 at 2:57 pm #

    ProTools eh Orpheus?

    I miss good old background noise.
    You don’t think ProTools takes all the good richness and ambient f’ups out of recording? I guess it’s the only way to go now, but I miss that open, sense of space, reverbrations kind of thing in the background of music. Everything now seems so sterile.

    but what do I know?

    crabby crabby pinch pinch


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