posted on December 3, 2005 at 1:22 am

you got it all happnin’
the gig yeah a groovy club in newt town
the special guests…amanda brown from the go be s for godsake
the white clothes
the enormous lashings of talent
the distinguished good looks
the velvety voice
the 25 year catalogue with the best songs ever
and then
and then….
jehovah, you olde joker
right at show time
he lets ole sk have it
torrential rain
hey listen you wimps in lundon and nu york
dont tell me a bout rain
what you guys have is drizzle
it spits, it drips
this was a deluge
this was a flood
this was monsoon, my little barometers
it bucketted down
it thundered
the lighning
the wind
the heavens opened up

in suburban homes around sydney you could overhear
hey honey…wanna see the choich tonite
yeah sure
(huge crack of thunder followed by a lake of water falling outta the sky)
on second thoughts…..forget it!

any way thanks god
thanks indra….was that you?
thanks zeus you egotistical bastard
thanks thor you nordic ninny
thanks for raining on sks parade

what can i say
it was all aligned against me
right as the doors opened

the show
i dunno
i guess….
was it any good for you….?
olde sk having a crisis of faith
oh the snakes and ladders of extreme stardom
oh the cruel twists
oh the pain

and then
and then
i dunno
ole sk stuck for words
musta been that lightning hit i took
re arranged mah molecules
cant remember anything
please tidy up my room now
out to lunch
whats mah name
whats mah number
cmon sk get it together man
this be yer blog
how was the show??
fuck the lightning
how was the show?
is there anybody out there?
knock knock
transmission interupted
insufficient credit for withdrawal
please contact your bank
please call home
earth to sk
earth to sk
beep beep beep
this page has expired
sk is dead
long live sk

25 Responses to “lightnin’ strike me again”

  1. avatar
    krissythegroupie | 3 December 2005 at 2:03 am #

    But is it as *freezing* cold there now as it is in ol’ NYC? I would have braved the storm to see youse guys…

  2. avatar
    verdelay | 3 December 2005 at 2:05 am #

    That’s not the way it happened at all. You got it all wrong. I don’t even think it
    was you. Didn’t even look like you, just a dead ringer. Wringing wet, that is.

    Still…worse things happen
    out of key, auld salt.

  3. avatar
    eek | 3 December 2005 at 2:06 am #


    maybe you should have given us the lecture on Thor after all…

    I think perhaps you are harder on yourself than your audience was. After all, you know what you were aiming for whereas the audience just knows what they saw and heard. And what they saw might have been very good…it just didn’t quite measure up to what you wanted.

    Anyway I hope the next one is better for you.

    And no pissing off the gods!

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 December 2005 at 2:29 am #

    Wonderful show. Warm and intimate.
    Great to see ya all in white and all right.

  5. avatar
    captainmission | 3 December 2005 at 2:34 am #

    I wish there were some word glue to use to keep it together for you, i once learnt a spell, weird incantation, enochian, voodoo but man, mess with the cosmos to much and despite all good intentions it’ll probably backfire, so its best ya get in the surf and let it do its own magick. It always helps give me perspective on the important things in life, like breathing, which way is up and are my pants still on.
    As far as the show went last night?
    What can I say man. I could have died after that show, if you guys were not playing next week I may well have done, smiling, content happy, can’t thinkof a better exit, it was almost to good, to much beauty at high velocity, adapt or die, i almost couldn’t adapt fast enough, there was so much Grace, elegance and bliss in the air, i could smell it, rain, snow, hail, frogs, even the elements are stirred. It could not be any other way really. Once again Thank You.
    Long Live SK

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 December 2005 at 2:40 am #

    “It could not be any other way really”.
    It’s always like this, isn’t it? Oh, man.

  7. avatar
    Pale Rider | 3 December 2005 at 3:20 am #

    Ah, you should have lined up the legions like Caligula, and thrown spears and rained arrows into the sea. Caligula believed that he was at war with Neptune and fought a lackluster war with confused and bemused legionaires who were ordered to stab and beat at the waves.

    Perhaps the road crew should have gathered up the vintage guitars and the drum kit and waved them at the rain clouds…

  8. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 3 December 2005 at 4:20 am #

    there comes that epiphany moment
    in a downpour
    when you give yourself
    over to the rain
    and embrace gettin’ soaked
    it’s a childlike glee
    forget yourwetself
    maybe the loving hoard
    just wanted to be
    brother steve
    keep the faith

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 December 2005 at 4:44 am #

    I never embrace getting soaked. I need CONTROL.

  10. avatar
    sue c | 3 December 2005 at 4:59 am #

    Rainstorms never stopped me from doing anything…I think its rained every Sydney gig I’ve been too. Unless of course it drowns out the sound. Nasty gods had other plans for me though last night 🙁 Naughty Sue had too good a time last week, must punish her..cant have it all. Too hard on yourself Steve but seeking perfection and the best is a great thing! Dont settle for less. Recognise your gifts. I feel your life is always seeking beauty whether its in your music, art or poetry and goddamn….Gilt Trip/Egyptian Register is fantastic! Chilling, haunting and yet so soothing….

  11. avatar
    youamwho | 3 December 2005 at 5:01 am #

    Do we have to send Sue back there to keep you in line …poke ya w/a stick or sumthin’ …enough… it’s review time …you can be as objective as you wish as yr the object in question …pleeeeeease!!!

    C’mon, Uncle S!

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 December 2005 at 5:04 am #

    you people who are responding to SK’s daily blog just don’t get it. He is a genius. He needs to be in total CONTROL. Telling him to cheer up is not the answer. All geniuses are perfectionists. If he was happy to overlook mistakes (or freakish storms like last night!) he wouldn’t deliver the music he has…year after year, album after album. Conditions have to be perfect for perfection to come. You people who think he is complaining a little too much about the lack of mainstream interest in his music, well put yourself in his shoes: He is one of the most gifted songwriters the world has ever seen and yet only has a cult following…I bet he probably turns on the radio and laughs at the almost every song that’s playing. He could write those easy tunes in his sleep. Then again, I’ve never met him, so what do I know? But I think I know his type = the uncompromising artists like Brando, Salvador Dali, Van Gough, Hermann Hesse are on the same high frequency.

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 December 2005 at 5:28 am #

    The above guy or gal said it perfectly. But I mean, perfection doesn’t exist, people, come on. All perfection is subjective. The main point here is: the guy is a genius, the guy is a perfectionist so why is he not delivering a perfect blog? Does someone need to see the “process of getting it perfectly”? I mean, people don’t give a damn, unfortunately for the ones who do give a damn.
    I too never understood people who demand a straight, clean and easy attitude from Little Steven.
    When will Poohgie begin to comment on here?

  14. avatar
    babysitter | 3 December 2005 at 5:36 am #

    Babysitter: Oh Stevie don’t get outside it’s raining barenaked ladies!

    Stevie: then I shall get wet!

  15. avatar
    Tex | 3 December 2005 at 7:56 am #

    sk you’ve mastered the blog – more than i can say. saw you last in perth in 84(ish) – Overflow beer-barn room – happy memories! will renew non-hostilities tomorrow night in Canberra – loved ‘il momento’ and the revelations of the last few weeks

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 December 2005 at 8:04 am #

    Anonymous … you’re over-reacting. I think most people here (some of us have been following SK’s work for the whole 25 yrs because we) do recognise his genius and love him for his imperfections, perfections, insecurities, bad moods, good moods, etc etc. And, freedom of expression, people are entitled to voice their personal opinions to SK. He can take’em, leave’em, love’em or ignore’em.

  17. avatar
    sue c | 3 December 2005 at 8:05 am #

    Damn, didnt mean to post anonymously.

  18. avatar
    skillz | 3 December 2005 at 9:35 am #

    Howz it goin?

  19. avatar
    skillz | 3 December 2005 at 9:38 am #

    P.S. I wish i was goin tomoz night… 2 bad im only 14 eh? ah well. newayz, i reckon “il momento” was perty good, but i like “of skins and heart” better, coz of all tha mad-arse guitar stuff.
    Catch ya l8er,

  20. avatar
    Julia | 3 December 2005 at 1:41 pm #

    Ah, the storm was totally wonderful and so was the band. You are simply exercising the usual Virgo perfectionism…let it go, enjoy ! If only you could see /hear from our perspective just for once. I’ll be your mirror – no apologies for the soft lighting.

    I’m not advising you lower your standards (heaven forbid !) Just trust me – it was Super Service all the way, although you could’ve done my windscreen…

    PS Hi Amanda & Sue – wish you were there.

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 December 2005 at 5:12 pm #

    It’s EL MOMENTO, not IL Momento.
    Ill Momento Descuidado?

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 December 2005 at 1:03 am #

    Mr Kilbey
    Sir, the question is do the gods read blogs?
    If so you may find an increase in divine intervention.
    Which may not be benificial.
    Look out for volcanoes and freaky conclusions my blogger.
    Sir the Medium

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 December 2005 at 5:09 am #

    The concert @Newtown was divine and wonderful, and the strings gorgeous.

  24. avatar
    Jim | 4 December 2005 at 6:57 am #

    Maybe the gods were trying to make up for the pool being closed the other day……

  25. avatar
    Jaimuzak | 4 December 2005 at 6:55 pm #

    On a chicagoan storm
    the speakers had been blown
    water flooded the flock
    the shock, the sound
    the highest ground
    born to me the saint sang
    grinding onward
    like a hurricane unsung
    the immortal the ephemeral
    Neil Young

    -Outside of our expectations shines the brightest light
    Shine on sk, shine on

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