posted on December 19, 2006 at 8:20 pm

oh being
oh being in love
oh time you olde gypsy man
will you not stay?
rainy rainy bondi morning
everyones asleep
breathe in
breathe out
today must rehurse with space band
for satdays space vege rock out
please come please. com
space rock: good for the body
good for the soul
think im gonna miss it?
betcha im gonna kiss it!
technicians of spaceship earth
this is the timebeing calling
the time being is dead!
my rocket explodes deep in your narrow night!
and i eject…..
sliding down all them stellar bodies
i, the time/space being
master of this universe
the bass guitar pumpin’ n throbbin’
little robin…..
we been asleep nearly 2000 years
and now i awake and its so hard
it aches..
well i wanna crashland on venus
but what came imba tween us?
if i can hold on during sweet lift-off, fine…
the g-force lays me supine
my craft is steady…ultra- responsive
bio-engineered for smoother sailing
only the rushing is heard…
accelerate silently
then i lock in
on course
describing an arc in darkness
the drugs allow me to interpenetrate your sectors
my ship avoids comets n meteoric rises
seven times i cursed my seven tears
red shift
black dwarves
white hole sun
blue planets
other green worlds
im not your twentieth century man…oh no-o
rainfall of another planet
let your moons encircle me
let your skies fall around my ears
let your futures be realised here n now
n i dont wanna turn android
n i dont wanna be dis-stroyed
jus’ help me avoid
this brainstorm…’ere i go….
beware of sonic anathema
watch this space
calibrate your instru-ments
check yer anchor
put down the revolution
staunch yer wounds
face the night
point me at the sky

32 Responses to “look i knew what you were wishing for”

  1. avatar
    John Garratt | 19 December 2006 at 8:57 pm #

    “space rock: good for the body”

    Is “In The Beginning” any good?

    Library has it.


  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 December 2006 at 9:01 pm #

    ground control to major kilbey: please watch your astral limits….though we still have the power to rebuild you. Make you faster, stronger, smarter(?) than ever before..!! The 6 million peso man!!! yeah baby! happy flying…..

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    Anonymous | 19 December 2006 at 9:11 pm #

    Pick us up on the way to the space gig? will be standing at venus corner on the hitchhikers side of the galaxy

    Hope we get to hear more from the Twillies. Finally some intelligence on this blog :)… they’re beautiful kids by the sounds of it, very mature and its stellar to hear that they’re doing well.


  4. avatar
    Fandorin | 19 December 2006 at 9:18 pm #

    the average SK fan must look incredibly ridiculous to any twilly being on the earth. a bunch of freaks worshipping your Daa–aaa-aaad! 😀

    did you say 6 numbers?

    and….how was the song about the Elephant God written? Did you frankensteinize preexistant bits together or did it spring from your head like Athena?

  5. avatar
    mattdavison | 19 December 2006 at 9:32 pm #

    If ya get a chance Sk.. Grab a Chrissy Nog- (egg) as you don’t consume em.. pick a quite night’ as if you have too many of those..”
    and read Kim Stanley Robinsons Blue Mars , Green Mars, and Red Mars, Books. He is the creator of the Utopic space novel. He transends on paper, like the Crunnch does aurally.. A planetary voyage of us_ in many years to come.. The grassy hills of Mars and the way we intergrate with other beings..Light years away
    The Whiteness of Being another novel by the master about colestial sound waves (by a classical composer that acts as a warning system for humankind in space and here on earth…..

    Have a look some day. And still waiting on answer about upcoming Pretenders gigs in Nz..and no Churrch ?? TP come on… wrangle the troops.


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    Samosanx | 19 December 2006 at 9:48 pm #

    Captain Lockheed!
    Starfighter reporting…..project the gig onto my Head Up Display thanks boss! give me a satellite feed, and don’t forget the audio!

    tra, overandout – Kilo India Tango (sierra, mike, november, x-ray) xxx

  7. avatar
    the dean | 19 December 2006 at 9:52 pm #

    I’ll be at the space gig saturndaynite. Having astral travelled 3 light hours to share the cosmic vibration, I may say hello so keep your ‘lectric eye on me babe
    Put your ray gun to my head, set to stun.

  8. avatar
    veleska1970 | 19 December 2006 at 10:05 pm #

    beam me up, too!!!!

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 December 2006 at 10:20 pm #

    very erotic. hope your landing at the delta of venus was smooth.

  10. avatar
    CSTCoach | 19 December 2006 at 10:52 pm #

    very cool. is that gonna be on the new album, THE album?

    blow the roof off on sat. 🙂


  11. avatar
    ambnt1 | 19 December 2006 at 11:04 pm #


    Somebody’s been listening to Hawkwind.

    P.S. You left out the “There will be bleeding from orifices” part.


    n.p. TUU, “Mesh” (a pound of flesh caught in the mesh)

  12. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 19 December 2006 at 11:11 pm #

    …’cos if you don’t go, you don’t arrive

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 December 2006 at 11:34 pm #

    Wow, you’re gonna fly through the roof on Saturday Spacebeing, keep that white light beaming!
    Love always,
    (Sydney has all the fun damn it!)

  14. avatar
    lebuaf | 19 December 2006 at 11:36 pm #


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    fergal | 20 December 2006 at 12:13 am #

    look at the map, add up the cost

    enjoyed reading your daughters’ stuff sk – space rock the sydneyopolis on saturn-day


  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 December 2006 at 12:28 am #

    These onion rings are killing me!


  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 December 2006 at 12:50 am #



  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 December 2006 at 1:09 am #

    He was a different man…….

    Earth to Steve… come home!!!

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 December 2006 at 1:40 am #

    Steve, it has finally happened. I heard (a few days ago) The Church on the classic rock radio station. You know, the stations that play Led Zep, Queen, etc. Yes it was UTMW. None the less, I was surprised and quite happy. It’s almost like The Church has graduated.

    And, on the alt raido station, here in Portland, 94.7 fm knrk , they have what they call the perfect playlist. A person emails the 5 favorite songs they want to hear at the end of the work day. I only caught the last 3 of 5. I heard The Mission, than Rob Dicko’s old band CW and than they played (yes, thats right) The Church and of course it was UTMW. My day has been made. I emailed my playlist a while ago and asked them to play “Easy”. Like that was gonna happen, which is why I don’t listen to radio much anymore. A bunch of carp now days.

    Some guy who lives in Portland Or.

  20. avatar
    low | 20 December 2006 at 1:44 am #


    Ok, me moving away, heading twentieth-first century, great promises of a lotta work to do, a lot of people to meet, a lot of children to breed, love why not, and a comfortable coffin eventually…

    Hellish headache, shivam shakra kicking like a mule.

    I’ll let the questions for a further contact, or never, for that’s the pace of this interstellar overdrive. But don’t mistake me. I used to be the handler, a swirling drawing(where is it? is it still alive) and a smiling stick doll, some supportive words and actions, a candid participation. But, ya know, I quit the job, too much hassle. And feelings went down into the sink. But I still wonder… What was that? Does it mean anything right now? Is it over, over? Can’t be. I don’t believe a starman that doesn’t search. Well, none of this is my business, but I just happened to find out later that I intuitively got me hands into this mess ’cause I had a similar doom coming down on my head. And that’s why it all means a lot to me, and that’s why I want to know the end of this ride. Lifetime ride. Too strong to let go. Too many discoveries, too many hubbles. But hey, forget about it. Maybe we all have to let go and welcome to reality. And the lotta work, the lotta children, love why not, and the fancy coffin.

    Got the point?

    Hugs from a friend.

  21. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 20 December 2006 at 2:07 am #

    “put down the revolution”???, we have not yet begun to fight…
    Doctor Dream

  22. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 20 December 2006 at 5:20 am #

    and i think it’s going to be a long, long time
    ’til touchdown brings me ’round again to find
    i’m not the man they think i am at home
    oh no oh no

    enjoy your travels, sk!

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 December 2006 at 6:03 am #

    i didn’t ready any of it
    i couldn’t
    all the luf
    tht shinz about you

    all the rest
    just enough
    no that u

    r blessed n
    all the rest
    u rest

    i rest
    it’s enough

    4 now
    u know
    i no

    not enough
    it’s enough
    all th luf

    ina worlds…

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 December 2006 at 6:14 am #

    just cuz


    rem ol Oland K?
    did u
    read about im?

    did i delete that
    too quick?

    maybe y,
    maybe n

    Oland K


    an sistors




    2 only













  25. avatar
    fantasticandy | 20 December 2006 at 7:40 am #

    the druids are space-rockin’ tonite,and i’m on the other side of our world,weep for me people,weep.

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 December 2006 at 8:48 am #

    lol, what a strange & fantastic ride

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 December 2006 at 9:20 am #

    the 2nd time I saw Hawkwind was in October 1978. It was very different, very black and grey, a small square screen with b/w films, lots of punked-up proto-industrial overtones.
    Basically, the gist was that they were the Hawklords, a terrorist group fighting against an omni-national company who were running the whole of world society, etc, blah, y’know.
    They started with Automaton, which seemed to build forever, before finally releasing the tension and hammering into 25 Years. Bob Calvert delayed his entrance, then strode on in terrorist-chic combat gear n beret, making out he was reading the lyrics from a newspaper.
    They did most of the Hawklords album, but much harder than the record, and stuff like Deathtrap, but also old songs that suited the ‘concept’, such as Urban Guerilla and Sonic Attack (through a megaphone!). Master of the Universe came at the end when they finally brought down the corporate shitbags, and led into Welcome to the Future which they’d arranged as a full song , not the spoken version.
    All this for about 2 quid…

  28. avatar
    imber | 20 December 2006 at 1:09 pm #

    Saturday night sounds like fun. If only I had my own private jet!


  29. avatar
    restaurant mark | 20 December 2006 at 1:50 pm #

    if i happen to get beamed to australia this weekend…i’m there!!! by the way…there was quite a bit of sexual innuendo in today’s blog…maybe unintentional…maybe just the way the words flowed together…maybe just me???
    take care man…

  30. avatar
    JJ | 20 December 2006 at 2:57 pm #

    Instruments scanning your quadrant, homing signal search for VegetarianVenus SaturnaliaDay Spacerock; coordinates needed for landing…ah, but that sector is quite distant unless Hawking’s worm-hole can be located for instant transport to Oz.

    Wake me slowly, I’ve been sleeping – for a hundred years.

    21st Century Schizoid Man – sadly, still alive and kicking on this ancient orb.

    Transmitting from Hive City, somewhere in the South, 4th floor.


  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 December 2006 at 3:02 pm #

    Interstellar transmissions.. sci prose..receptors awaiting, transforming, repeating.. decoding channel sci funk.. clearing line for next signal. Aa..

  32. avatar
    Chela | 20 December 2006 at 7:22 pm #

    stay on target
    stay on target


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