posted on February 23, 2009 at 8:16 pm

i come home
the kids got the croup n the flu
they cough n hack n choke n gasp
i go to the wardrobe n take out another mansuit
slip into it and walk abroad
i go down in historys fens and backwaters
i submerged like a crock of dials
i’m a horror to myself
i’m a surprise arent i
i’m a memory of those gone before
i’m a soulscraper blarney-vore
i’m a kinda than before
hey up n hey down
hey presto too
so much afoot
cant keep up
i flail like a schwimmer in the some are heat
i can master with the aid of this skull powdered cord
back in the east
where easter is faster
faster than horses and witches
the long process begins
yet it must be observed diligently
as morning breaks on the lovely leaves
as the pink sun assumes his full majesty
as fast as i can make it all up
trying to stay ahead of a tidal wave of whispers
i type out the morning on my screen
i am compressing the colours and sounds
i am buried in imaginings
this will make you fissures of men
this will come back by itself
this will occur to me from time to time being
the heavy deadwait
the omni-directional hit of disgrace
the harpoons and barbs of now or never
change my past
change my mind
no change given
no quarter neither
i dont know nothing
i donna wanna know nothing
thats something i do know
i know that for sure at least in spades
much later
the man in the mansuit shop
is looking over mine
oh boy he says
boy oh boy he says again
he checks the fit
he measures my inside ego
he fiddles with my brains zip
he notes down the colour of my sound
he adjusts the gravity
he increases the poly flesh micro weave
yeah he says
oh he says
h,mmm he says
well i can see the problem he says
is it worth fixing tho he says
could costya a few bob he says
hard to get those spare parts he says
he points to a million tiny holes which perforate the suits soul
oh fuck i say
thats ok i say
just do what ya can i say
he shakes his head
sure if you wanna me to he says
yeah go ahead i says
he gives me a quote on a bitter paper
mansuit fractal elocution $ 365
impositioning the spirit drive $366
triumphing the lower interstices $666
registering the ^^^^ $13954
orgoning the conscious matter 21122012
i said
is this a rip off?
he said
trust me mr kilbey

14 Responses to “mansuit alterations”

  1. avatar
    veleska1970 | 23 February 2009 at 9:44 pm #

    i love your little encrypted mayan end-of-the-world date. i think it’s on just about everybody’s conscious.

    hope the little ones are feeling better soon.

    lotza love….

  2. avatar
    craig1.618 | 23 February 2009 at 9:57 pm #

    I wouldn’t worry about that “end-of-the-world” scenario veleska

    i believe something big is gonna happen around then

    but i believe it will be something glorious and transforming for the betterment of all creation

    rather than end-all-be-all doom and gloom that some negative elites wanna sell us

    but then again that’s just what i subscribe too

    as always we are all free to believe what we choose

  3. avatar
    princey | 23 February 2009 at 10:32 pm #

    Welcome back to reality sk:)

    Good luck tonight with the bushfire benefit gig, you’re a top bloke for doing that.

    I vote NO to Mansuit Alterations!
    Love Amanda

  4. avatar
    Damien | 24 February 2009 at 4:24 am #

    The review of the Triffids show in Monday’s West Australian said you dominated the stage, Steve.

    You might have a bit of a future in the show business, young man! You’ve obviously got a bit of talent.

    Hope you enjoyed your stay in ol’ Perf. Looking forward to your next visit with Messrs Koppes, Willson-Piper and Powles.

  5. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 24 February 2009 at 5:56 am #

    ….the ol’ mansuit may be a little battered and worn (believe me, my girlsuit ain’t in pristine condition!) but what’s in the inside is in wonderful shape…..
    gonna ask a schtupid question…..where can i listen to pangea (fuck, i know i’ve spelled this wrong)…..
    love always…..

  6. avatar
    davem | 24 February 2009 at 7:20 am #

    Be careful with those calves.
    HH – for Pangea Eek has very kindly posted a link on Hotel Womb.

  7. avatar
    eek | 24 February 2009 at 8:01 am #

    Gah! Don’t you just hate getting those damned repair estimates?

    Hope your girls feel better soon.

    To listen to (and also buy the download) Pangaea click here

    Quite the nifty song. 🙂

  8. avatar
    ross b | 24 February 2009 at 8:12 am #

    I need dial-a-plumber to fix my mansuit, like your kids I’ve got that rotten flu!

    don’t know what a plumber can do when the chest is rotting matter…

  9. avatar
    catchow | 24 February 2009 at 11:33 am #

    a man is nothing but the mass of
    his acts and experiences in his
    own life… no renovate mansuit
    could change it,i think…
    interesting and subtle matter again,Steven…
    always enjoying your blog!

  10. avatar
    Freddie | 24 February 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    Intuition tells me the mansuit repairman is a scam artist.
    If you picked one out of the wardrobe before,
    why not just go back there
    and see what else you’ve got? 😉
    Enjoyed today’s blog.
    Good luck with the mansuit.

  11. avatar
    fantasticandy | 24 February 2009 at 7:01 pm #

    i should think the existing one is well comfy by now!

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 February 2009 at 7:30 pm #

    Hello Bilbey
    greetings from the fire zone in Vic…a bunch of nutters recently moved in to Vic from Britain, never seen a bushfire before poor buggars. We get them every year, nutters, bushfires and floods too, a big shock for the city colonists. So now the nutters want to help the homeless on the tv, they’re relieving themselves with their own sounds. We wish they’d fuck off and mind their own business. They don’t care about homeless people, especially not the ones in front of them on the streets where they live. There are good homeless people, the ones on the tv, and bad homeless people, the ones they ignore. But what a show of how much they care! But just a show. Nothing real genuine about it all. Vultures really. Whatever happened to cleaning up their own backyard before poking their noses into our business?
    Sunday the nutters tried a memorial service. 20 buses for grieving families, 19 and half empty.
    Keeps us busy, avoiding the nutters doing their self-promotion. Bushfires are easy, nutters are nutters that keep disrupting our lives to show everyone how caring they are. If they cared about other people, they’d clean up their own backyard instead of poking their noses into other people’s private lives.

    Has anyone ever checked the Australian pop industry for ABI (Acquired Brain Injury)? We do feel sorry for the nutters, especially Garrett who just committed political suicide. Oops. What’s the difference between a rock star nutter and a Federal politician. Nothing?

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 February 2009 at 8:08 pm #

    “what’s the difference between a federal politician,and a “pop star”?A}ya can put yer faith in a pop star!;D ;/ :):D xo{true!}

  14. avatar
    captain mission | 25 February 2009 at 11:56 pm #

    i do love that date and intuition informs me it’s significant in more ways that we can understand. i feel certain that ‘something good is going to happen.’

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