posted on March 27, 2009 at 8:38 pm

i am not at home today
me n nk are up at capt missions groovy beach shack
on the northern beaches of sydney
he even lent us his car to get here….
its a real proper hippy beach pad too
full of plants and cactii
and books n cds n dvds all on esoteric things
its surrounded by trees n lovely lawns
and i really must say
that me n the lovely nk are having a great time
its a whole other vibe up here
in avalon n newport
the trees n everything is different
missions got posters of david bowie
and a little balcony with a hammock
hes got recording equip n guitars
hes got big colourful cushions
and nice furniture
the sun streams in the kitchen window
the birds sing outside
a different tune to be sure from bondi
there are no children
its so quiet
our bedroom is painted crimson
missions kitchen is an explosion of stuff
this morning is so very soft
mission has candles n lanterns
mission has some lovely incense
you lucky bastard
living here all alone with your loyal hound
you dabble in this n that
searching for your huge calm truth
yeah you guys remember mission from my night on the vine
hes the guy who collapsed in wonder
at how beautiful the vegetal kingdom was
after he stepped outside in the morning
the wonder of it all
the love swept him off his feet
now you dont want that every day i guess
but imagine
just once
you suddenly see this world thru the eyes of a stranger
you see the flowers
you see the leaves
you see the trees
you see the bees
and for the 1st time
you suss the huge intelligence n love behind it all
no we are not random splodges of flesh
we are creatures
created by our creator
who is bold enough to name him?
lord vishnu has 1000 names
he has 1000 magnificent attributes each needing a name
vishnu who holds the spheres in their orbit
vishnu who dreams up worlds as he sleeps
universes pour out of his pores
and everything is created and in its place
to perform this dance of maya
and every now n then
you meet some guys
you know their dancing days are nearly done
by their gentle grace and demeanour
softly spoken men with no ego agenda
note : this iS NOT ME
but real gentlemen
with the emphasis on gentle
the kind of man who can dig a buncha fleurs so heavily
that his fucken knees give out
he was paralysed with the enormous cosmick plan
and it fucken floored him
facing yourself on some exotic powerful manifestation of nature
eg the vine or the bark or the mushroom or the cactus
is just about the bravest thing you can do
you never know what ya gonna find
and shifty ambitious geezers like moi
sometimes get a blast from outta their past hearts
that withers them in its onslaught n fury
but our capt mission
is not your ordinary guy
hes done time playing the game
now hes moved into some free space
a generous and warm hearted geezer
this is a marvellous little break for us
its so quiet up here
you could move in n never leave…
people living in some wintery north east american town
or people living in leeds or in rinkeby
or people living in the western subs of sydney
or people in amsterdam
would be amazed
by the lush tree-i-ness
the bushes and the shrubs
the pacific crashes not five minutes walk away
its saturday morning
i’m on a little holiday
ooh me n nk are having such a good time
thank you mission
you sir

33 Responses to “mission ‘im possible”

  1. avatar
    veleska1970 | 27 March 2009 at 9:27 pm #

    enjoy your little vacation.

    lotza love……

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    matt davison | 27 March 2009 at 9:28 pm #

    Sounds awesome SK…

    Maybe this “getta away” is telling the Panther and his lionness something!!

    Iva lives up the road in Whale beach…should pop up and visit while in the area.

    have a nice relaxing time killer……

    good on ya MISSION

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    Anonymous | 27 March 2009 at 9:39 pm #

    brilliant timt to you folks. enjoy.

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    Hellbound Heart | 27 March 2009 at 10:03 pm #

    good on you guys, have a BEAUTIFUL time together….
    you’d probably be the first to admit that when you and your other half have kids, the first casualty is quality time together…..oh yeah, ain’t THAT the truth…
    love always…..

  5. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 27 March 2009 at 10:39 pm #

    say hi to nk for me…

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    seoigh | 27 March 2009 at 10:55 pm #

    Funny how a fella like that can make someone our age feel so very immature…

    but also make us physically feel really, really old a the same time.

    One sees the wisdom one wishes one had — it youthfully erupts from a wiser man years our senior; and one realizes how little time is left to achieve it.

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    princey | 27 March 2009 at 11:48 pm #

    What a lovely guy mr mission is, why is he single?????

    Happy holidays to u both

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    Brien Comerford | 28 March 2009 at 12:10 am #

    Enjoy the bucolic splendor, majesty and serenity of nature. Captain mission is a mind and a soul of a higher and luminous order. Vishnu is the preserver of all life. Some of his avatars are Rama, Krishna and Buddha. When we transition Shiva destroys our bad karma and then regenerates us. Mission’s hound is ingratiating Sk to dogs. Mission accomplished.

    If only I was a fat Hindu in India. They would accept me and I would even go to their Temple that reveres rats. But no, I’m in Suburban Chicago with my cat, Jim Beam and Baudelaire’s Paris Spleen.

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    ross b | 28 March 2009 at 12:16 am #

    that’s the thing about sydney, everywhere you go the vibe is different, it changes almost from suburb to suburb, the northern beaches are particularly beautiful.

    that sounds like paradise to me, like 60’s laurel canyon on the eastern seaboard – that’s the kind of joint i’d like to live in next rather than facing a drive-in-bottlo on a main road as i do now!

    Have a great weekend!

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 March 2009 at 12:37 am #

    Ah the beautiful north, everyone’s thinks I’ve turned into a hermit this year but I’ve just found my own northern beach shack. The catch is it’s worth 2 mill and i’m only renting . Alas I have to return to the other side of the bridge when my funds dry up. It’s kinda fucked up how this system works. We have to work the destruction machine to afford to live around the things it destroys. The birds , the trees the ocean etc.
    Like someone who’s in the logging industry because they like to work in the great outdoors.
    I doubt there’s even one owner round here who bought there property though profits of a benign industry . . . The lizards round here have a wisdom in there eyes that suggests they know the truth. Land ownership is an oxy moron .

  11. avatar
    lily was here | 28 March 2009 at 1:44 am #

    Awww yeah, he is one very special huggable dude. Capt just has to smile and you feel so good inside. I can see him blushing at that 🙂 KC loves him too. Enjoy your freedom away, you need to find this kind of space for yourselves. love xxx

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    linjo | 28 March 2009 at 3:52 am #

    Sounds so romantic! half your luck you guys. I myself thought only last night about the lack of romance in my life so I thought I would scour the net for a likely lad. Plenty of geezers and “intiligint male looking for princes to spoill rottin” types. You little ripper!
    Fantastic fact (from child’s home reader); The tongue of a blue whale can weigh four tonnes. Happy days!!! Linda

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    Anonymous | 28 March 2009 at 3:55 am #


  14. avatar
    melissa | 28 March 2009 at 4:56 am #

    i had the strangest dream last night about some of TTB’s! How strange!

    Have a beautiful time SK and NK 😀 It sounds gorgeous!


  15. avatar
    Sandy | 28 March 2009 at 5:59 am #

    I believe I know the feeling. Its like that when I visit my friend who lives on the Rogue River in Oregon. Her aura permeates the place, and opens up a whole new (dormant) side of my own psyche. I hope to go there again soon ~

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    Anonymous | 28 March 2009 at 6:02 am #

    I hope that your son has integrity,and luck.Your beautiful wife,with her impossibly mauve eyelids.The mother of your three angels.Be good to each other.See ya.

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    Warpedjohn | 28 March 2009 at 6:57 am #

    Thankyou SK. Your description is indeed the ” next best thing to being there “.
    I was lucky enough to grow up on the Northern beaches ( Dee Why and Narrabeen ) back when ordinary people could afford to live in such an area . My Dad was the local milkman.
    Unlike other areas of Sydney ( most? ) it seems to have retained a lot of its original flavour.

    Can we now look forward to a *Tamam Shud influence in the music of SK and the Church after this weekend ?

    for the benefit of o/s TTBers; *60’s/70’s hippie/surfer/head band from this area.

  18. avatar
    davem | 28 March 2009 at 7:17 am #

    Have a “bostin'” time.
    Nice one Mission man.

  19. avatar
    Freddie | 28 March 2009 at 8:23 am #

    Ahhhhh..sounds heavenly.

  20. avatar
    fantasticandy | 28 March 2009 at 10:23 am #

    stop it at once steven!
    …you’ll be embarrassing the good captain!

  21. avatar
    catchow | 28 March 2009 at 1:13 pm #

    Captain mission!i read this name
    every day on the TTB!
    i did’nt know you were good friends!
    glad to hear about him,interesting
    guy,fond of nature and meditation
    living with his dog…and glad you’re enjoying this wondreful
    little holiday,S and N Kilbey !!!

  22. avatar
    CSTCoach | 28 March 2009 at 2:22 pm #

    good on ya, sk! if anyone needs a vacation it’s you.

    cap’n, you sir are a prince among men.

  23. avatar
    restaurant mark | 28 March 2009 at 2:40 pm #

    very nice…have a great time! very generous of you mission…

    take care everyone

  24. avatar
    matthew | 28 March 2009 at 3:24 pm #

    Enjoy the break SK & NK… it's well deserved.

  25. avatar
    davem | 28 March 2009 at 4:54 pm #

    I forget my manners.
    Lovely words today, SK.

  26. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 28 March 2009 at 7:14 pm #

    It sounds wonderful Steven; glad you and NK are able to get away for a bit. You certainly deserve it after the commotion of late.

  27. avatar
    PAGEY | 28 March 2009 at 8:20 pm #

    always loved Cap’t Missions posts. Must be a great day fur ya both, fur ya all. When ya coming to Kanada??

  28. avatar
    captain mission | 28 March 2009 at 9:32 pm #

    thank you fellow commentators, i appreciate your kind words and descriptions of my self, who is this capt. mission chap anyway?
    i’m probably going to disappoint you all should we ever meet, but i’m very grateful for your thoughts.

    princy – why am i single? err mmm, i’ve been divorced and my days chasing girls are well and truely over or at least in decline, unless they are french canadian.

    steve, it is i that thank you. if i could i’d give you the keys to the universe but the best i can do right now is the keys to the car and mission control.
    you and nk are welcome when ever you need the time out. i’m sure fellow blog readers would do the same if they could.
    yeah the vine experience was pretty powerful moment, everything was revealed and i mean everything, i finally found what i was looking for. i have never felt so loved by anything and i know it’s there for us all. love as it should be, unconditional, intellegent, powerful and cosmic with direction and it’s found through gaia.

    ironically i’m enjoing bondi, the cafe’s, the friendly locals,the little shops and laneways, the big expansive iconic beach and the friendly bookshop, the surfers, the sun bouncing over the ocean surface. it’s all beautiful…

  29. avatar
    lily was here | 29 March 2009 at 1:08 am #

    Steve, this blog needs a slightly crooked sign saying 'Do Not Disturb'.
    ps Capt Mission; there's a great little non-profit bookstore I found in Stanmore run by two lovely gentlemen that i found before the gig – Bodhi Books & Ethical Living, 89 Enmore Rd – worth visiting if you're ever out that way. You can pick up a lot of spiritual books and cds; or maybe even a Leonard Cohen poetry book.

  30. avatar
    eek | 29 March 2009 at 6:55 am #

    Sounds lovely. I think it’s good for everyone to get away from their day-to-day life every once in a while. Glad you enjoyed it.

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 March 2009 at 6:41 pm #

    Amanda,;) xo

  32. avatar
    A.M. | 31 March 2009 at 7:50 pm #

    Awww, Thanks CM for extending your beautiful abode! What generous, touching gift and part of you to share with a friend.

    SK: Hope you and NK had a most wonderful time. Sounds idyllic.

    Blessings, all.

  33. avatar
    A.M. | 31 March 2009 at 7:52 pm #

    P.S.: Lily, I love your Do Not Disturb sign for the blog! What a sweet idea!

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