posted on April 8, 2011 at 8:21 pm

SK n sk

songs music kisses

my child my human child

shes a dreamy one that one

such a kind little heart

but cruel to the kitten

today i been in one newspaper and television twice

swam in the sea walked upon this earth

i bought a new shirt to replace one i lost

ears ring eyes blurry and hurting

my brain is full

my stomach empty

my feet are cold

my hair is fine

it just floats there

a toothache in the new choppers

dont get one thing done

just hang about on the balcony waiting waiting waiting

waiting for a sign

waiting for a reason

waiting for a pause in time

do yoga yeah yeah

tomorrow more rehearsals

sing bang pluck more waiting

steve steve steve

maybe i went missing

the moon is a yellow crescent

my heart beats on within my chest

the lights of sydney twinkle on n on

having an early night i’m so tired

wake up in the early morning refreshed

and find everything is miraculously perfect

43 Responses to “jamb”

  1. avatar
    Wilfred Paradise | 8 April 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    . . . such a kind little heart, but cruel to the kitten. The human condition perhaps, whether kids or grownups? think you may have summed up some math . . . but, isn’t it all so wonderful? except from the kitten’s point of view? wilfred paradise

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    Narelle | 8 April 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    Hello Steve
    toothache in the choppers…oh no!!
    crack in the root of tooth fixed today…finally booked that dreaded appointment…alas, arrive home, temporary crown falls off…back up the hill, seeking more glue
    must be a lot going on in the head/a lot of work leading up to a concert
    sweet dreams

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 8 April 2011 at 11:45 pm #

    SK-

    Little SK is such an angel, my Kristina tortures our cat,Raz, poor little thing…he is old and can’t run that fast anymore.
    Have a great weekend, possibly th best of your life? Have a great practice and forget all those ‘ageing’ metaphors. Your fountain of youth is the stage you prowl with your ax and your mates. So Kill Them All !!!

    AsAlways,
    Darrin K.

  4. avatar
    . | 8 April 2011 at 11:48 pm #

    have a splendid day
    turn on the sun’s rays
    be comforted as you play
    rehearse with fervor, be brave
    no time for darkness, don’t delay
    lights shine down, all the world’s a stage
    elevate your purpose, contemplate
    all shall be well, dance, sway
    feel the rhythm, portray
    your essence totally
    it’ll be good, ok

  5. avatar
    david | 9 April 2011 at 12:26 am #

    the sign , the reason , the pause…what fantastic internal dialogue we posess.

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    aida morgan | 9 April 2011 at 1:22 am #

    You were in a dream last night, out of the blue. You were teaching at a university, and I was one of your students. It was the first day of class. Can’t recall what the subject was, but you didn’t have a class room, so the class was taught outdoors. Not sure what that all means, but I hope you will find everything as perfect as it can be when you arise. Sleep well.

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    bionicanna | 9 April 2011 at 2:40 am #

    “wake up in the early morning refreshed
    and find everything is miraculously perfect”

    yes, this has been my wish for you. curses broken. blessings descending. will be there in spirit.

  8. avatar
    eekie | 9 April 2011 at 3:43 am #

    “but cruel to the kitten”

    Therapy.
    You should ALL be getting it anyway.

  9. avatar
    Cecilia | 9 April 2011 at 3:49 am #

    steve steve steve
    maybe i went missing
    the moon is a yellow crescent
    my heart beats on within my chest
    the lights of sydney twinkle on n on

    esteban esteban esteban
    quizá me desaparecí
    la luna es una creciente amarilla
    la luces de sydney brillan y brillan

  10. avatar
    Freddie | 9 April 2011 at 4:19 am #

    Waiting your life away, huh. :^/
    Take care of yourself Love.
    May tomorrow be a better one!
    Good luck at the OH!

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 April 2011 at 4:20 am #

    once when my child was younger, a kitten we took in… my child would watch as I reprimanded the kitten for different varying issues… I would pick it up by it’s scruff and “no, no” it while I held it over/above/at whatever it was I was bringing issue to — but (knowing what I was doing)my handling of the kitten was gentle even though it might have appeared I was being stern… my child (very young) mimicked my scolding of the kitten once while I was not in the same room with the two (though a very sweet/wonderful person my child accidentally errored, not intending to be cruel…) without my prior explanation of exactly what my intent was not to hurt the kitten/just to have the kitten realize a consistent pattern that would stop the kitten’s behavior(s) eventually, my child’s mimicking of my scoldings hurt the poor thing. I had to have it put to sleep. I never told my child what really happened to the kitten; knowing that my child never intended what happened and was instead, copying what I had been doing — my child never injured anything else ever again — and in fact, always was the type person that bees, pitbulls, any creature would come to feel at ease about being around/trusted. It was me who had to change — luckily I realized when that happened that it was my lack of full explanation in details of kitten behavior/my method of training that was the problem and caused the tragedy…

    I’ve been under the weather and haven’t read all post recently. Might have missed: What’s the kitten’s name? (some post up the road is fine if you get the urge/no reply needed to this) Your daughter is beautiful.

    • avatar
      Cocoamo | 9 April 2011 at 8:27 am #

      I swear to God (if there is one) – that animals are put here to make us feel guilty. You can be vegan, protest for animal rights, etc., and try so hard to do the right thing for your pets, and yet some past transgression – even unintended – will haunt you forever (like in your story). Actually, I must admit I have a list. I feel so bad that you have to live with that memory.

      How to engender feelings of kindness toward animals into children is beyond me.

      Your Friend in Pennsylvania
      (Now in Cocoa Beach)

  12. avatar
    adam stielstra | 9 April 2011 at 4:31 am #

    my favorite so far.

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    Tanya | 9 April 2011 at 6:33 am #

    Seems like a good place to be: lovely children, recognition in paper & TV, yoga discipline, swimming the sea. Okay, vision, hearing & teeth not quite up to snuff, but won’t you please divulge the world where you are waking up refreshed, finding everything perfect? Incidentally, perhaps the early night of sleeping is part of the waiting and the miraculous perfection is the sign. Peace

  14. avatar
    Anakki Mayhem | 9 April 2011 at 7:29 am #

    a lovely blog… a wonderful interview on the Today show… missed the ABC – damn hospitals! but i bet it was great too… really can’t wait for Sunday’s show! take care, be well, cya soon!
    xxx
    A
    🙂

  15. avatar
    hellbound heart | 9 April 2011 at 8:48 am #

    children can be extraordinarily cruel creatures……microcosm of humanity….
    teeth? don’t frigging talk about them…..was sitting in my classroom yesterday and a grand’s worth of dental work fell out….going to get the bastards pulled out….
    love always…..

  16. avatar
    Ingrid | 9 April 2011 at 9:07 am #

    What a difference the morning makes, things are always much clearer and positive.

    I heard that you were on one of the morning shows yesterday and I was disappointed that I missed it. Looking forward to tomorrow night so much – can’t wait xxx

  17. avatar
    Lara | 9 April 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    Maybe your hair floats because there are cosmic currents swirling around your head. Enjoy the Opera House. You will be stellar.

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 April 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    I think you are introspective to the point of being a waste. You don’t have much time left. Cant you just take your head out of your arse and enjoy something….anything
    Its like you are stuck in time, the same young mind you were when you started with the church. It defines you.
    Grow up “rockstar”. Ozzy Osbourne seems more evolved than you.

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    DavidP | 9 April 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    hope the day was miraculously perfect
    with you waking up fresh as a daisy
    after a night of sweet dreams
    within a gnostic magic circle
    all the best for opera house show tomorrow steve

  20. avatar
    Steven Krut | 9 April 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    “and find everything is miraculously perfect” That’s nice to hear. Go slay them at the opera house, Steve!

    This poem was read on NPR this morning. I liked it. It made me think of you and that you would enjoy it:

    After Reading There Might Be an Infinite Number of Dimensions
    by Martha Silano

    I’m thinking today of how we hold it together,
    arrive on time with the bottle of Zinfandel, a six-pack

    of Scuttlebutt beer, how we cover our wrinkles
    with Visible Lift, shove the mashed winter squash

    into the baby’s mouth, how we hold it all together
    despite clogged rain gutters, cracked

    transmissions, a new explanation for gravity’s
    half-hearted hold. I’m wondering how we do it,

    comb the tangles from our hair, trim the unwieldy
    camellia, speak to packed crowds about weight loss

    or fractals. I’m wondering how we don’t
    fall to our knees, knowing a hardened pea,

    lodged in the throat, can kill, knowing
    liquids are banned on all commercial flights.

    Leaves fall. The baby sucks her middle fingers.
    Meanwhile, the refrigerator acquires

    an unexplainable leak. Meanwhile, we call
    the plumber, open wide for the dental hygienist,

    check each month, with tentative circlings,
    our aging breasts. Somehow, each morning,

    the coffee gets made. Somehow, each evening,
    the crossing guard lifts fluorescent orange flag,

    and a child and her father cross the glistening street.

    • avatar
      lisa k | 11 April 2011 at 8:06 pm #

      Hi Steven, I listen to NPR every morning too, but missed this poem. It strikes a chord with me as well. Thanks for posting it.

  21. avatar
    andy | 10 April 2011 at 4:01 am #

    the big one !

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 10 April 2011 at 4:05 am #

    SK-
    HAVE THE GREATEST SHOW OF YOUR CAREER TONIGHT !!!! THE BEST OF LUCK AND HEALTH !!! I WILL BE THERE IN SPIRIT, SCREAMING AND YELLING AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS, AS SECURITY GENTLY ESCORTS ME OUT OF THE BUILDING !!!

    GRAND BLESSINGS OF AN INCREDIBLE SHOW AND…

    break someone else’s leg, cause it really hurts when it happens to you.

    AsAlways,
    Darrin K.

  23. avatar
    Once | 10 April 2011 at 11:33 am #

    Went out for sushi tonight with my best friends and their daughter. My whole life felt messed up, and then suddenly it wasn’t.

    I am so grateful for the people in my life.

    🙂

    • avatar
      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 12 April 2011 at 9:13 am #

      Thats great news !!!! That made my day !!!! Now keep going with that spirit and you can overcome the many demons thrown into your path. Good Luck !!!!

      AsAlways,
      Darrin K.

  24. avatar
    Ingrid | 10 April 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    Hi SK, countdown to tonight begins. I’m so excited!!!

    Just thought I’d let people on this blog know that I have a spare ticket for tonight’s sold out show if anyone needs one. Cost of ticket is amount I paid for it. Thought I’d let everyone know, especially as David P mentioned the other day that he’d thought of getting a ticket but they were sold out.

    Cheers
    Ingrid

    • avatar
      DavidP | 12 April 2011 at 11:39 am #

      Only just saw this comment, too late, actually it was probably published too late anyway. Serves me right for dragging my feet. Thanks for the offer though Ingrid, hope someone got to use it. Don’t suppose that was the A row seat Glamour the Wizard snuck into?

  25. avatar
    isolde | 10 April 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    havagoodrockoprah

  26. avatar
    dosty | 10 April 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    Listening to anchorage – what an awesome song. That alone justifies your existence.

  27. avatar
    davem | 10 April 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    Thinking of you and hoping the night is perfect.
    DVD DVD DVD!!
    x

  28. avatar
    Richard | 11 April 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    last night was so special for so many reasons
    but the thing that most stood out for me
    was the number of young faces in the audience
    a whole bunch of new people jumping onto this impossibly long and beautiful magic carpet ride
    you should be very proud of what you have done

  29. avatar
    lyndall | 11 April 2011 at 5:49 pm #

    Oh my God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Opera House Rocked! The energy… well what can I say… Steve, you strutted your stuff like a man half your age! You guys were on fire and the orchestra was nothing short of amazing! One of the best nights of my life and worth every minute of the 5 hour drive to be there. Congratulations!

  30. avatar
    Galamor the Wizard | 11 April 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    Great gig last night! Can’t wait for the tv show and dvd. I grabbed the empty seat in row “A” under Peter (very psychedelic in paisley) for the second half after spotting it from row “U”. Am pleased to be wearing the WHITE (YES!!!) show t-shirt as I write.

  31. avatar
    Linjo | 11 April 2011 at 8:54 pm #

    Hi Steve I saw you on a late night ABC show a few days ago. You came across, of course, very well, but I do wonder how you can be bothered to answer questions about your past stuff. Anyway, I hope those little beauties are thriving, and of course, the pussy little! Kids can be cruel in a controlling way to their pets but that doesn’t mean that they wont be the champions for animal rights and love later in life. Life goes on and on, in a mundane way. Less drama, happier kids. xxx

  32. avatar
    Mavellous | 11 April 2011 at 10:52 pm #

    Steven, congratulations on Sunday night’s gig.

    It was beyond all I could ever dream from the band.

    Simply wonderful wonderful, wonderful.

    Thank you for the last 30 years. And thank you so much for Sunday night.

    xx

  33. avatar
    bc | 12 April 2011 at 12:07 am #

    nice upswing…

    “everything is miraculously perfect”

  34. avatar
    Andreas | 12 April 2011 at 3:15 am #

    I wish I was there for the Opera House show… wishing you and the boys the best of luck!

  35. avatar
    Bella Donna | 12 April 2011 at 8:52 am #

    http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/the-church-20110411-1day6.html

  36. avatar
    Once | 12 April 2011 at 11:26 am #

    I wish I could say it was relief to wake up from this one…but it felt like unfinished business…

    I’m waiting for a God to kiss me.
    He takes along some dirty path,
    With my grandfather in tow,
    I reach back for his hand,
    And we have to concentrate
    To float over the snakes.
    Our guide is Korean, and he knows
    What nothing is.
    My alien lover scares me,
    Sometimes he cuddles,
    And sometimes he bites,
    And I don’t know what he wants.
    So Gramps and I go floating
    And it gets harder and harder to rise
    While the Asian man laughs,
    Cuz he knows – we’ll never make it.

    • avatar
      . | 12 April 2011 at 2:12 pm #

      quite a dream…
      you’ll make it, believe…

  37. avatar
    meg manestar | 12 April 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    here the cheshire cat had a lopsided grin too through the trees too…beautiful moon.


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