posted on June 2, 2007 at 6:10 am

saturday arvo at the edge of a salty green lake
birds squawk in the trees
fish zip around just under the waters surface
suns rays warming not burning
the fambley walks along on a carpet of grass
up here in the “village” visiting my mother
beautiful profusion of flowers
the kids chatter n argue n run about
we cross the wooden bridge
a field full of seedlings still in their buckets
chimney on otherside of lake puffs out greysmoke
australian afternoon goes on n on
no
nothing here can last for ever
everything in flux
everything tumbling headlong into time
the trees the lake the sky itself
i get older before my eyes
is the mirror lying?
the children get bigger n bigger
gee theyre well made , son says my mother watching them
one day today will be a dream
somewhere to try to get back to
but never succeeding
i remember all the times of my life
the good times
the badde times
the mansfield st days forever over
my childhood so far far away
could i have ever been a childe?
the salad days
the halcyon days
the glory days
the hard yards
the struggles
the white nights which lasted forever
the drives, the long drives
the miles n miles n miles n miles
me driving
ploogy next to me
the other 2 in the back
smoking dope
blasting music
no problems
no responsibility
driving thru the deep night to get somewhere
to play a gig
some motel somewhere
another room another bed another pillow
eat the biscuits n make a cuppa tea
the pool says closes at 10
and its 2 in the morning now
but ploogys already in
i scan thru the tv stations
i change the cassette on my walkman (with dolby)
i undo my suitcase
and a hundred paisley shirts escape
dressed in green suede boots n black levis
grey n red striped shirt
my earrings are blue mexican crosses
i bought in…uh…mexico
my hair is in transition from blonde back to brown
my nose is sunburnt
i need to shave
do i ever wonder how itll be when im nearly 53?
when i have a whole buncha kidss and all the rest
when i have crashed n burnt on the gear
when i have come out the otherside
and worked hard at not being a complete idiot
done ten thousand yoga poses
down ten thousand laps
started to paint
started to act
started to blogge
as my veins return
but my conscience still troubled
all the havoc i personally supervised
oh dont be hard on yerself beeing somesay
oh dont be too soft on yerself either say others
thats what got ya in that mess
people say we love you beeing
thank you people oh thank you
love plus gratitude are the keywords
the words that make the water crystals so pretty
you think i turn my nose up at any love
i accept any love you offer, humbly
but i hate schmaltziness n sentimentality
and giving some cynical smartass a chance
to write a scathing comment about us
because i have been a withering cynic of
ugly proportions
and ultimately
its so easy to be horrible
and so hard to really lay yourself open
and say i love you
even if its just on a computer
to some ancient hippy druid
who once accidentally wrote a song
yer sister played once
and ya got to like it…
my readers
my fiendss
my detractors
those bored
those who can be bothered
this is my life
the only one that sk is gonna get
thanks for being here
thanks for shoulders to cry on
thanks for the nice things you write
dont ever be sycophants
dont ever be yes men
dont be nassty to me for the sake of it
here i am
your avuncular second rate prophet
your renaissance geezer
your delicate bricklayer
a huge vocabulary but i say fuck
i never foresaw all this
im appreciating it
my fambley
my readers
my second chance i probably didnae deserve
trying to stay open n keep my edge
i dont wanna turn out a loada sugary syrupy bullshit
but i wanna say i think about what you say to me
gen x blind angel
h. heart
verdelay
melquee
wil-o
johnny g.
a good guy
patrik 12
century house…a lovely bloke
cst of course
~…nice stuff she writes
all the bloody rest
andy candy the nep-tune dude
dave mc duck (no i love yo more…wanna fight?)
rikki tikki rox-tar, you groovy cat
and kat
lady di
therese
queenie h
eekie beaky hollers
leanne
mr or ms b bon or both
god who have i not mentioned yet
jj
erik
all the anonymouses who read but never comment
the people who subscribe n put the not-bacon on my table
peter podcaste who dreamed it all up
matty d (what are you addicted to….bad spelling?)
all the nz crowd …hold on im coming
belfranque who is a troo friend n knight of kilbeedom
allegedly k nejedly another duke of beingland
i know i forgot someone
someone i think
oh i should mention them
being here
cc escherbark
jaime
don joe
anyway
me mums got me tea ready now
(how marilyn manson!)
i gotta go
love to all
and peace
and healing
amanda
i meant the healer needs faith
not the patient
see ya
ttb

50 Responses to “jack and the beans talk”

  1. avatar
    Leelinau | 2 June 2007 at 7:18 am #

    ^_^

  2. avatar
    mahatma kane jeeves | 2 June 2007 at 8:26 am #

    well that was sweet

  3. avatar
    malcolm arkey | 2 June 2007 at 8:57 am #

    …and thankyou to my critics for letting me live…

  4. avatar
    damien | 2 June 2007 at 9:14 am #

    A moving one today, SK. For some reason the line about Mansfield St struck a chord with me. . . .

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    Anonymous | 2 June 2007 at 9:53 am #

    Steve, face it, everyday of your life you´ve been missing your childhood FRIEND: PLOOGY. He was your dearest and closest friend! Now move on a get him back in the band! Phone him and give him a hug again!

    You´re a black mamba!

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    Anonymous | 2 June 2007 at 9:54 am #

    aside all else….thank you for the music{tres swedish ,no??}..i used to love to get really stoned,and lie in front of my “pioneer”stereo{back when pioneer was good}..i used to love to watch the equalizer dance…Nothing ever really made it dance like The Church{matter of fact..a sweet man smoochingly bought me every cd you gentleman had made for my 21st bday,and the stereo…back in 1992}…well cant see the equalizer anymore…my internal equalizer,dances like peter garret,when you guys bless my speakers…..amd..watch out world….another Gen eration of “Buckinghams[Douglas s}”…is on the earth…some of us more{or less}”angelic than others…a lady in a shop asked my little “Morgen”,if she liked “this pretty princess dress?”….”nah! My style is more kinda “Rock Chick Faerie..m not really a “pink kind of girl either”…ther is hope for the world..Its nice to know that,not only stoopid people are breeding..thanks{from the future}for having a part in this world…and the time space continu ummmm!love,as always….genx xxxxxx

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    Anonymous | 2 June 2007 at 10:12 am #

    and if you do call Mr Ploog…Be sure to tell him,that I said hello…was sitting beside him one night…a girl{for that reason}asked me for my autograph…i was dumbstruck….had a chuckle with him.and i slipped up and said”she must have thought i was someone important”…..”BUT YOU ARE IMPORTANT!!!!!”and ther began my unforgettable pep talk..i was 12 and trollied…you could imagine how much that would “spin you out”…..and best wishes to MWP and Peter,and Tim{though i have never met him{i dont think…as opposed to Snap the dropbear…..but thats another very dodgy story}…..xxxxxxgenx

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    Celticat | 2 June 2007 at 10:23 am #

    Nice words to read this time of the evening. Im happy we can interact with you like that.

    Love to you and your fambley

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    Anonymous | 2 June 2007 at 10:31 am #

    steve

    i knew you at mansfield street and the masks on the wall and the photos of the twinnys who hid the remote control and the studio across the road with the gold records
    i remember you getting mad at the waiter that bought you ham on some sort of sandwich, and you telling him not just to take it off out back but to make a new one as you would know.
    i remember having to drive you home for a fix but still wanting to hang out with you.
    i remember you letting me off the hook saying that you had nothing to offer me.
    im glad you got off the junk. leanne

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 June 2007 at 10:42 am #

    i won’t write schmaltzy bullshit but shit, there you go…your writing resonates and makes me think as well…you want me to be honest, well i will…most of the time your words and music are sublime (my other half just doesn’t get where you’re coming from but that’s his problem…non-believer and philistine that he is)…on infrequent and isolated occasions you can be a pretentious wanker…that’s ok, we all have our faults…mine are that i can get the shits very easily and that i’ve burned for another who’s not my partner and worse still consummated this craving…oh shit and i still burn for him…so we all end up in our own little version of hell at some time, whether it be an addiction to a substance or a person that we know damn well that we shouldn’t be having…ah steve have you ever burned for someone that holds the seeds of your destruction…
    -The Hellbound Heart

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 June 2007 at 10:57 am #

    Oh, I must have misread that one sk, after all, I am just a simple Greek girl 🙂

    For the 600th plus time,
    I love you always sk,
    from your friend down south,
    Amanda

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    Anonymous | 2 June 2007 at 11:04 am #

    hellbound heart…..i m hearing ya…i dont mean to sound “preachy”…i do understand{oh hell,believe me,am an old gal n been on both sides of the coin that you speak of}funny that you call your partner your “other half” and refer to your lover as a whole person……two halves make a whole….two wholes make a partnership…not advising,just throwing light,from my thought process…words are so very powerful…n besides ….got no one to play with tonight n am full of kinetic wisdom{or crap}arms around ya baby..and the rest o the world{but h.h.you cant breastfeed the world….genx xxx

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    davem | 2 June 2007 at 12:32 pm #

    What a wonderful person you are. I’m truly humbled.
    It’s abeautiful Saturday arvo here in blighty. Enjoying some vegan real ale with the family and listening to AENT – great summer music.
    The second chance you DIDN’T deserve? How can you say that???? You’ve saved so many of us so times. Your music cutting through my loneliness and isolation on lots of bleak days. The backdrop to our lives.
    I’d accept the fight but you’re bigger and fitter than me…..you also have an amazing memory.
    I forget to mention that you’re a effing genius too.
    Love you more Steve,

    xx

  14. avatar
    the senseless happy?? | 2 June 2007 at 1:07 pm #

    steve:

    Glad to see youre embracing all of it…the past, the present, the future all hold keys to you continuing to show us many more doors.. some we never saw coming…and if anything,… youve gotten edgier because of it.. from one musician to another.. from one fan to another!

  15. avatar
    Anakki Mayhem | 2 June 2007 at 1:45 pm #

    beautiful words
    arriving
    on this
    the anniversary of my birth
    a reminder
    to always be humble
    to appreciate the luck
    that accompanies the hard yards
    thank u

  16. avatar
    lily was here | 2 June 2007 at 2:02 pm #

    I love your mum

    oh ok, you know i love you too. As for the bad review, i just feel sorry for someone who cant get something beautiful out of something that I do but thats their loss. I’d rather wax my legs than listen to most of, say, Missys songs, but thats me.

    x

    ps Joycie’s book told me a lot more about you than you’d think, you havent changed Steve, the same determined kids still in there. Thats a good thing. There needs to be a sequel, seriously, please ask your mum to continue. I cried when i read about Russell and your dad, many sad moments, many joyous, funny, scary, insightful, a wonderful collection of moments because the important things in life are these little threads that become the tapestry of your life (hope thats not a song i just quoted!). An extremely brave and honest book, i tip my hat to your dear mum. And now I know who your painting itch must come from! Im surprised you didnt start earlier. One thing sk, I used to get chills wondering if you were going to be around for much longer during your dark years, it was a huge relief to realise that you’d come through the other side, at last.

    pss wooden bridges, fields of seeds, did u take the camera?
    nz gigs not far away, you better take your camera for that!

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 June 2007 at 2:05 pm #

    Those songs that tear at one’s heart!

    Of yours Steve, Seance did that most for me. Alone in cold Canberra I was, and off to a Fly-ing start. I used to smoke pot then (~1990), which amplified it all.

    This last month I finally re-got DB’s Scary Monsters on cd. I’ve been drawn to listen to “Teenage Wildlife” lots. Something about the tragedy of the passing of time – the loss of time – is able to be captured by music. Boy it can hurt.

    Try this: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1cc_1180223584 – God’s Country/U2 – it was pulling at my heart just this week. Poor old Bono. Poor old Edge.

    Nevermind them! Poor f**king us!

    We all used to be little boys, or girls. What a complete bummer it is, not to grow old, but to lose being young!

    Won’t somebody please spare us from having to finish our role in this ghastly parade?!

    Huh?!

  18. avatar
    don joe | 2 June 2007 at 2:23 pm #

    Got a tingle up me spine when I saw me name there…wow.

    Well, back at you SK. I’m glad to have helped in whatever way to allow you to get to this point. I really do appreciate your blatant disregard for conformism in today’s music world. THAT has been instrumental for me to cherish, love, respect, be in awe, envy and all shades thereof whilst watching and listening to your every word n note sung n spun out of the ether with THE group of contemporary times. A wise man once said “It takes a lot for individual efforts to be noticed. It’s is the controlled mob that promotes what we read n see n hear out there. TIt is these people who say the group is all an the individual is nothing, yet all great things have come from individual efforts” For an individual to be able to persist as one has through all forms of adversity shows a being true to his core values and beliefs. You state integrity being a staple part of the Church’s success; that I admire you for and you ability to continuously evolve your abilities. It’s awesome.

    And to all fellow commentors. I acknowledge you for your contributions to help keep this colony extant. You are all unique and beautiful individuals who do have a purpose and a place on this planet; understanding that the face of the hypocracy in common culture has to change. I believe we are the ones doing that change. Evolution of this world to higher planes of existence must happen if we are to survive for the millenia to come. Look forward to sharing it with you:)

    ML,
    don joe

    ML

  19. avatar
    JUNE | 2 June 2007 at 2:50 pm #

    it seems you wrote me off your list, me guess you don’t love me…
    mjnjr

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    Anonymous | 2 June 2007 at 3:02 pm #

    hmmm, i dunno, your sincerity seems limited. You have a innarestin way of padding the folks who say all the safe and right things…but who also have exposed themselves as wankers…im sorry, but I HAVE NOTICED….its like a gang or sumthing…speak outside those lines and you are lambasted or just tossed off-better yet-ignored.. Is this some sort of astro inclination?? i get the feelin you you dont want folks speaking to you in your own terms or such…its just odd…i mean ~ ? is that a joke or what? all the ass kissing ???? I’d say plenty are wide-eyed and brown-nosed…by the way, can anyone pin me down.?..i dunnot think so…because i type out some words on a computer?? There is a strange high school aura to all this…sorry…i come and go…i think i’ll leave for good. adios.*D

  21. avatar
    davem | 2 June 2007 at 4:17 pm #

    adios!!!

  22. avatar
    davem | 2 June 2007 at 4:27 pm #

    *D
    I apologise for my comment. Out of order. You’re welcome to express your view. It just isn’t nice when you call people wankers…a few of whom I do know outside of being “words on a computer”.
    We are a little family with ups and downs. But those I’ve met are great folks & I’m proud to know them. And as for ~ she’s a truly lovely, lovely person…..she even likes a scotch or two!!
    Take care all. You too *D.

    davem
    xx

  23. avatar
    ben | 2 June 2007 at 5:06 pm #

    wish your family peace and unity, thanks for entertaining

  24. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 2 June 2007 at 5:09 pm #

    Ah…how sweet. Steven, you’re just proving old F. Scott Fitzgerald wrong…people do have second acts in their lives (even in Australia!)

    I just received your mum’s book in the mail yesterday. Goodness, I think John sent it on a supersonic jet or something – it got it extraordinarily fast. I haven’t started reading but I will today. The pics of you as a sweet little kid are worth the price alone. It’s hard for *me* to imagine you as a kid!!

    Ok, and I admit, I skipped to the end, and what your mum said about yer dad…I know, I’m not allowed to get all schmaltzy here…but this Queen just got all teary eyed. So sweet…can’t wait to start at the beginning…thanks for a lovely blog today and love to your family.
    love,
    denise
    xxxooo

  25. avatar
    Brian | 2 June 2007 at 5:15 pm #

    Sounds like a good day spent with Mom and the family and Mom’s right about the kids.

    Nothing like family.

    I appreciate your candor and your creative musings. Keep on digging in that repository.

  26. avatar
    kat | 2 June 2007 at 5:15 pm #

    sk, i truly look forward to your blog, and also have made some new friendships, enjoy the reads, and of course, relate to what you say 90% of the time. your thoughts, wisdom, unwisdom, sadness, and a damn good sense of humor combo 🙂 and to be honest, i don’t get what other musicians write alot of the time. no ass kissing, but i can relate to you best, bottom line, because you are real.

    one day today will be a dream
    somewhere to try to get back to
    but never succeeding

    right on.

    luv, peace and [no] schmaltziness, to us all, because we are all we have!! happy weekend, all.

    ;]=~~

  27. avatar
    Tim | 2 June 2007 at 5:52 pm #

    Thanks for leaving it all on the page…um er I mean the screen.

    Haven’t taken a peak in a few days and the first post I read is…is…I don’t know…real?

    Seems as real as it gets..

    Not knowing what else to say…

    just that..

    it was very nice..

    The best to you and yours..

    Tim

    (trying to keep cool in the sweltering Windsor Ontario heat)

  28. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 2 June 2007 at 5:59 pm #

    Sk excells when he writes about nature. However, if my donation is putting bacon on his table it better be “cruelty free” soy bacon. Paul McCartney’s new CD “Memory Almost Full” is magnificent. No trite or silly love songs. When he’s on nobody tops him. He’s not always on but on “Memory Almost Full” he laments and repents. Reminds me of another talented veggie rock star.

  29. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 2 June 2007 at 6:11 pm #

    Back to yesterday’s blog and thoughts about addiction. Over 60 percent of alcoholics and other addicts are self-medicating as a means to battle anxiety, depression and other pernicious internal and external afflictions. Boston’s lead vocalist Brad Delp sang on the fighting addiction song “Higher Power”. He was one of nicest people in music and a longstanding vegetarian and animal welfare advocate. He did not have a substance abuse problem. He was engaged to be married and he was planning on touring. He suddenly took his own life a few months ago. We have to take life one day at a time. No one here gets out alive. But death is not the end, it is a transformation.

  30. avatar
    JJ | 2 June 2007 at 7:38 pm #

    Moses (white hippy variety) by the lakeside in 2007, listening to the music of – squawking birds and whispering trees. Ordered mom’s book, though hasn’t arrived on these N.American shores yet. in Mexico again for the job thing, not so bad – seaside langour, little breakfast cafe serves up excellent oatmeal & creamy lattes while the sun rises over this jagged double mountain (the “twin peaks” that the natives call “Tetakawi”). Hotel has a nice pool, sailboats in the harbour. They have internet access here, so checking in on the adventures of the Time Being.

    Please, no schmaltz, no ‘silly love songs” no McCartneyesque wasting of a talent on bubblegum tripe….ah, but I know you won’t decay into that molassess. Perhaps Macca has re-focused, based on comment above, dunno. “Glow Worm” coulda gone there, but you kept it safely in the integrity zone, emerging as beautiful track.

    One other “Pharmakoi” comment before that topic leaves: I love the intro track….haunting, ethereal, little instrumental that sets the tone so well for the tracks that follow. Obscure one-minute of magic that stays with me. Similar to one used so effectively on Jack Frost (title escapes me at moment). Hell, I love the bit on Quick Smoke that follows The Feast (another underrated song I love)…..with simple guitar, drums and crying baby vocal – all are gems. Wonder who the vocalist was?

    Got a few more days in San Carlos to finish a project next week, ready to go home though.

  31. avatar
    fantasticandy | 2 June 2007 at 8:00 pm #

    nice to be one of ‘all the bloody rest’.
    ha!
    cheers steve!

    the neptunous one.

  32. avatar
    zebob | 2 June 2007 at 8:12 pm #

    Another layer revealed.
    As I get older, as my kids grow bigger, I get a bit misty myself. I have a book in which I write down the funny things they say. Time seems to pass me by quick now that they are here, filling up my life in ways I’d never dreamed.
    Been thinking about growing old, where I’ve been, where I’m headed. On Monday, I turn 37. There was a point where I didn’t think I’d make it past 25, so this blog got me a little teary-eyed. But that’s a good thing.
    -z

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 June 2007 at 9:28 pm #

    Steve,
    Germaine Greer said that if you took the English working class, put them in a hot climate and gave em a load of money, then in 25 years you’d have Australians!
    It’s funny, but is it true?!

  34. avatar
    CSTCoach | 2 June 2007 at 9:30 pm #

    sk,

    nice to read your kind comments today. i don’t think anyone anticipated where this blog would go or what it would become. as someone who’s been here since day one (literally) i can say its been an interesting ride. 🙂

    yeah, nothing schmaltzy in your dotage, please! i’d say that songs like Musidora and Jazz manage to nail it so well, poigantly and honestly, without getting anywhere near sentimental cheese.

    you wrote: “but my conscience still troubled
    all the havoc i personally supervised”

    You know, i’ve been thinking lately about the difference between one’s work and the outward personality that one manifests in the day to day. my girlfriend says that she can’t believe its the same person when she reads some of my work. it’s always steeped in the (literary) romantic, naive and optimistic, but in the day to day i’m grouchy, impatient, sometimes difficult to live with, inconsiderate, etc. I don’t deny that i get impatient with small things, because there’s so much to get out there, so much to tap into and convey, but one’s lifetime is so limited.

    Which is the real person, the one that is reflected in the work or the day to day person? For me, i’m inclined to think that the me expressed in my work is truer – it reflects my inner world, anyway.

    I know you often lament about the people you were short with in the past, the people you’ve hurt, the havoc. But i don’t believe that’s you. Your body of work says otherwise. I don’t think its an excuse for treating others harshly, but i do think that anyone who touches your work does understand where you’re honestly coming from.

    ryan

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 June 2007 at 9:40 pm #

    Ryan, your comment is well put. A different and revealing perspective, but one the I understand fully.

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 June 2007 at 9:42 pm #

    Thank you Peter Podcast for your insight on this format. And, your participation in the creative endeavors

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 June 2007 at 9:49 pm #

    Speak Jack Speak!

  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 June 2007 at 10:49 pm #

    anon at 12.05…a “ghastly parade” can be TRANSFORMED if we all wear odd socks,”dance like peter garret”,”love you more”dont “eat gods creatures”,”sing songs”of the “songs to learn and sing”,be fantastic{like andy,Honour our Hellbound Hearts,,,and “be{ing} here,doing this”……how many stories do you have to tell,about your life?and how much weight do they carry,as opposed to “this afternoons trip to the shop”…………need i remind you that its “the journey” thats important..not the destination!!

  39. avatar
    Melquiades | 2 June 2007 at 11:21 pm #

    It’s Saturday night
    and I just got paid
    Fool about my money,
    don’t try to save….

    funny. My dad used to play this song. An old Elvis song. Man, my dad was an entertainer and still is. I love that man.

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 June 2007 at 11:38 pm #

    dance like no ones watching sing like no ones listening march to a different TRUMPET!{your own..of course}xxxxxx

  41. avatar
    PAGEY | 3 June 2007 at 12:18 am #

    commandment # 4

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    public savant | 3 June 2007 at 12:23 am #

    How quickly one goes from cherished reader
    and superior commenter
    to chopped liver substitute
    oh well
    it was always going to end badly for me
    this i knew even when the synergy was fizzing
    the power distribution was too lopsided from the start
    the manipulation way out of my league
    and i was paying for it
    paying for it
    what was i thinking?
    subsidising someone ele’s therapy
    yes i got heaps out of it
    the sublime prose, the brand new word configurations
    the stingingly joyous vituperation
    but fuck
    i can find that elsewhere
    ian mcewan’s latest is in my posession
    and his genius is sustained

    at least you have the good sense
    with your only just frequent enough roll calls
    (does podcaste check the graphs and give you the sign?)
    to always name check that little mark chapman of yours
    the one safely tucked away in the states
    for now
    steeping in his own sweaty delusions
    changing his handle frequently
    but never his focus

    is that what you’re after?

  43. avatar
    Ansible Jon | 3 June 2007 at 12:37 am #

    today’s blogge reminded me a bit of the song “pantechnicon” (sp?) with a little “after everything now this” sprinkled in. some days i swear i can’t tell the difference between an old photograph and a ghost.

    i feel priviledged to be allowed to peruse such glimpses of your past. would you honor us with some old photos sometime?childhood, teen, emerging druid? i find those photos of you in your younger days on “freaky conclusions” mesmerizing. maybe even something like snippets from a journal from olde days of yore?

    these blogges are like a day by day autobiography. some days this technology things is a blessing.
    thank you, one whom i consider friende.

    peace and respect, brootha.

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    lily was here | 3 June 2007 at 1:14 am #

    People shouldnt take offense at not being mentioned or thanked. And if anyone is writing their comments just to get a mention then thats just wrong, thats all.

    sue x

    ps did i forget my subscription?! lol

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 June 2007 at 3:26 am #

    Temper, temper P.Savant……you have been namechecked a loada times here before. An erudite fellow such as yourself could certainly not be trully offended? McEwan’s new book most certainly rocks(his examinations of the heart and the phsyche are unrivalled)…but it ain’t interactive is it? That’s what you paid for and that’s what you got.

    Is that what you were after?

    And to whomever D* is….go back if you can be arsed and check my posts. I’m nobody’s lapdog. I don’t agree with everything the old fella says but I support his right to say it, and everyone else’s here including you. There have been some hefty topics covered here where many have disagreed with him and lots came out swinging….where were you then? So come and go if you please, but this small community is made up of very diverse parts….more diverse than you can imagine so your generalist comments ain’t ever going to apply in truth. I spend a shitload of time in front of a computer and this provides an amusing distraction which punctuates my day. I’ve enjoyed it over the last year, and had quite a few good laffs which is why I came back here so often in the first place. There are some very nice people here….there are some dicks…much like the rest of the world, really.

    B.Bon

  46. avatar
    mattdavison | 3 June 2007 at 4:07 am #

    Ha… my spelling?/ I spell how i feel at the time. If it bothers you I will lift my game a bit…

    plusonepresents will be getting a call from me on monday/ sorry tuesday, and i will help with the publicity for the gigs. You ok with that Mr??

    and I will tell you about what little monkey rides my back later.

    No doubt will will hook up in Godzown.

    Cold time of year to be coming, but It’s well overdue, ain’t et killa

    cya spellbee
    tmatavisdno

  47. avatar
    Peter Podcast | 3 June 2007 at 11:23 am #

    Actually I try not to meddle at all.
    Only once when the Time being said something that may have got him in serious trouble.
    And when someone said I looked really old.
    That’s my vanity unit.
    I believe blogging is a self correcting system.
    Or at least a social experiment whose mores and decorums are still being formulated.
    Enough twaddle…

  48. avatar
    relic | 3 June 2007 at 11:29 am #

    forum decorum PP 🙂

  49. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 June 2007 at 2:40 pm #

    This comment section has definitely turned into a cult of personality.

  50. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 June 2007 at 4:15 am #

    I’ll never live that down will I?

    Dutch Pierre


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