posted on September 19, 2006 at 9:41 pm

some bad things happen
some people never hadda chance
some people never were playin’ with a full deck….
this world seems like a vale of tears
the fragility of life
the slender thread
someone born damaged
a troubled life
a terrible end
still very very very young
tears flowing
words are inadequate
and then
as if that aint enuff
minna rings next day
now the twillies mum karin has something
getting the tests done
very brave n positive
could be same thing as twillies had
could be worse
hopefully maybe it aint as bad
i thought karin was invulnerable
(and here i say hi to my friend leigh g
who had the same thing as the twills
man, i hope you get off that walking stick
your new records great
and you got an amazing head of hair
a very lovely missus,
so cmon man
be healed)
you cannot take anything for given
i speak yesterday to my friend with the little boy
whos covered in sores cos his maternal grandad
was exposed to agent orange in vietnam
this kid paying the price
30 years after a war hes never heard of ended
his hands n feet are livid pink dried up skin
i say how ya goin young fella
this kid looks up
good he says
lyndon b johnson
are you lookin’ down on yer handiwork?
this kid is two years old…….
hows yer fuckin’ domino theory now
you pathetic dead ratbag?
gee sorry
did our defoliant go on
years n years afterwards
causing birth defects…?
whoops…..oh collateral damage..
take 2 landmines n call us in the morning…
so there you go
sadness everywhere
but the human spirit is to fight n hope
not to cave into despair
not to become cold n removed
not to give up n give in
theres gotta be reason for all these things
in the full perspective of time maybe
itll all become apparent
why we are assaulted n battered with loss
why it seems some people got all the luck
n why others aint got none
im sorry guys
i WISH i did have at least one answer for ya
i WISH i could say some comforting things here
all i can say is
i know as an incontrivertible fact
that there IS a god
i hope one day he can explain all this to us
i know theres a reason why
as impossibly painful as it seems
i dont believe things happen for no reason
but im aint getting much comfort from it…
cherish the ones you love
tell them at every opportunity that ya love em
thats all i can suggest right now
and i pray that my sweet lord
can send a little hope n love
to this poor old world
give us all signs
look homeward angel
all my love

vale andrew s

53 Responses to “more double whammies”

  1. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 19 September 2006 at 10:23 pm #

    Candles to light the angel’s way home and healing energy to those around him.

  2. avatar
    craig | 19 September 2006 at 10:24 pm #

    an explanation one day…..i hear ya man…..hang in there brother

  3. avatar
    General Catz | 19 September 2006 at 10:29 pm #

    afraid nothing comforting to say, as if words could do that. you said it all, anyway.


  4. avatar
    JJ | 19 September 2006 at 10:37 pm #

    “Blood rack barbed wire,
    politicians funeral pyre,
    innocents raped with napalm fire
    Twenty-first century schizoid man.” It was insane. Still insane.

    I’m sorry to hear of this young boy. My best hopes and thoughts for him and all around him.


  5. avatar
    mattdavison | 19 September 2006 at 10:41 pm #

    fAR OUT..through a hole in the window i can see the shattered glass, and tender veil being lifted on the great artwork of life.
    The glass that is shattered is stain glass, the veil is made of satin….the artwork is painted in blood.

    SK I know… I just know.

    The genicide..dupleated plutonium sits in the Iraq soils.
    Children will die for a hundred years and more..of unspeakable diseases
    pain beyond pain.
    tears that have know water..
    just chemicals burning their tender skin.
    limbs that oppose each other
    The sooner tose responsible join Lindon J the better.

    my wishes go out…
    and to tell you the truth
    We are all too fucc-in lucky
    Sk gives to us…..
    The Church is our little thing..
    They… will never even enjoy the “KilbKoppeswillsonpowles” like us on a wicked sound system headin twards the beach in summer..

    It makes me tense angry and shammed to be a human..


    Over It.

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2006 at 10:45 pm #

    Captain Kilbo and his cosmic chariot coming to save us soon (or not).
    We come to the incontrivertible fact that we “know not God”. God maybe all love and consciousness but seems to leave the physical world for us to screw up with amazing regularity. Life in the astral and causal world is where we see some benefit for time served. Life on this earth is a 3 hour movie..seems very real as its happening scary and many times (death and disease) will hurt. Soul/spirit transcends thousands of lifetimes. You’ve been here many times before old soldier and may do so again..but dont get hollowed out by the process. Crappy things are bound to happen ..its immutable..and as you say enjoy the good times with the people you care about most..tell them the good things every day.
    You looked sad that day in New Orleans as if the weight of the world was on your shoulders..yet the concert that night was in my top 5 church concerts.
    Wishing you and the band the best for the homeland tour. Have some friends flying from Perth for the Adelaide concert
    Cheers Expatjacko
    in So Cal

  7. avatar
    davidcwelker | 19 September 2006 at 10:50 pm #

    hey man, for what it’s worth i’m sayin some prayers on my end. i know that’s not the most popular word, but it’s what i know to do. peace.

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2006 at 10:55 pm #

    Maybe there is no why & no answer..
    and we have to try hard to make each day count… whilst trying not to break any laws… tough sumtimes..
    I was raised to believe there was a god but every day I see & hear things that give me less hope in that.

    Oh well there’s always the Enmore on the 13th!!

    Dutch Pierre

  9. avatar
    Daberhasher | 19 September 2006 at 11:00 pm #

    all my love right back to you and to all out there taking the time to ponder…
    gotta strive for balance…


  10. avatar
    mandn | 19 September 2006 at 11:02 pm #


    My heart aches for those in pain now.
    A silent prayer to the heavens and its occupant(s).
    A candle lit for you and yours.
    All the love and healing I can send.

    be well and much love,

  11. avatar
    Melquiades | 19 September 2006 at 11:13 pm #

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss Steve.

  12. avatar
    Melquiades | 19 September 2006 at 11:16 pm #

    And the family’s loss as well. May they find peace and comfort.

  13. avatar
    stealthblue | 19 September 2006 at 11:51 pm #

    I am a little speechless right now because I only sit here wondering who now is in pain, who now has lost some one dear…who’s next, and why? There’s no explaination sometimes, and no, that is not a reference to a great song by the way. That is just the way it is. How do we explain these things, especially to innocent victims, or those left behind? I do believe there is a God too, Kilbo, but I think you asked a very valid question. Why does it seem that some have all the luck and others don’t have a drop. I just went to a funeral (another one) just this morning and it was an interesting experience all around. We were reminded by the minister to be thanksful for all the moments we have with these loved ones and for our very own lives, to make the best and most of everything and every lasting moment. That is all we can really do I guess. That’s all we can do. We don’t need a minister to remind us of that, but a situation like that sure shakes you up a bit and rattles it in.

    I am so sorry to hear of this news, whatever it is. I hope that first of all, whoever it is, gets through all of this well enough. I hope that Karin is ok, the twillies and you too, Steve, and of course your familia in Oz. I hope to God that we are all ok… my family and yours and all of our friends all around the world, including all you blogites. I pray EVERY NIGHT, and then some, for peace, health and harmony in the world and that we all get to enjoy our lives. I hate the fear and sadness that consumes us, now more than ever.

    Well, apparently I am not quite as speechless as I thought, but I don’t really know what else to say either. I hate to see people suffer, any way you look at it. I also hate that there are people that don’t give a shit. I hate that people have to feel like war is ok, and poverty is fine, as long as it is not you, or you’re not in it. It is ALL OF US, DAMN IT. We all suffer when one of our own is hurting. I barely knew the woman who passed the other day, who’s funeral I attended. But I know her daughter very well and she needed her friends there, and God was she in pain. It was her mom, and we knew her from all of the stories told about her. I shed some tears, because she was in pain and it makes me realize more and more that we are all vulnerable. No one is invincible and it scares the fuck out of me. I wanna embrace every bit of time I have with my family and all of you as friends.

    Steve, Marty, Peter, Tim, families, friends…I wish you all peace and harmony, even in these rough times, especially in these rough times. Much love to you all , as well as all of you on this blog. I’m praying for us all. Thanks for the update Steven. Please keep us posted. We’re all with you.
    Your Friend,
    Ben V.

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2006 at 11:55 pm #

    Who was it that left us so soon if they can be mentioned??? I trust it wasnt Andy Dare Mason???????

    All the kindest thoughts and bestest wishes to the Twillies mummy K J.

    Every day counts for all of us. Definately never ever take it for given.

    Paul Lightfoot
    Auckland New Zealand

  15. avatar
    calling down baal and zeus | 19 September 2006 at 11:56 pm #

    some folks tell me i think too much,…to not think about it so muchor cant i jus not think about those things…

    i tell em ill think about it..

    i can see this god in the animals eyes but peoples eyes are different

    some folks wanna believe,.. and you can see that

    some do not believe ,..n you can see that too,..

    some are so clouded with pain n despair , failed attempts n worse..
    mothers who never meet their children n worse …

    women and men whos dreams suffer daily ….

    some of them do and some do not believe..

    all i know , you gotta believe in something,. someone,…

    a friend or an elder or spouse ,….maybe even yerself

    something you read or even better ,…original thought

    in this torrent of energy with the ebb and flow of time n space ,..birth n death n rebirth..

    like a speck in the everything
    jus when ya thought its all been done before,….

    original thought.

  16. avatar
    stealthblue | 20 September 2006 at 12:04 am #

    Perhaps we should avoid any speculations on just who it was that departed, until we receive a formal statement. Just a thought, guys. Peace…

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 September 2006 at 12:06 am #

    dear sk
    I heard
    this song
    and it
    so beautiful

    “Give me love, give me love
    Give me peace on Earth
    Give me light, give me life
    Keep me free from birth
    Give me hope to help me cope
    With this heavy load
    Trying to touch and reach you
    With heart and soul …”

    george harrison

    sending love
    to you
    your family
    mwp, pk, tp
    and the
    church family


  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 September 2006 at 12:17 am #

    I’ll be praying for you and your family.

  19. avatar
    captainmission | 20 September 2006 at 12:21 am #

    whatever’s going down…my thoughts are with you, tim, marty, peter and steve. go easy.

  20. avatar
    nickfiction | 20 September 2006 at 12:25 am #

    Just when i go feelin sorry for myself stevie, you lay the one on me about the kid suffering from the agent orange. I guess i should be greatful for the life i have . I’m lucky to have all the people in my life, family and beautiful friends and girlfriend. This was an INSPIRING blog dearest Steve , Luck to yours , I hope they fare well……… your friend Nick

  21. avatar
    veleska1970 | 20 September 2006 at 12:51 am #

    oh, geez, steve~~it seems to be neverending, doesn’t it??? my thoughts and prayers to the young one….and to karin as well. i am so very sorry.

  22. avatar
    Debby | 20 September 2006 at 1:08 am #

    Is there any thing I can do ta Help?

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 September 2006 at 1:30 am #

    Dutch Pierre’s Setlist:

    Just For You
    New York New York
    My Cooka Choo
    Maybe These Boys
    Computer Games
    Magician Amongst The Spirits
    Grafitti Crimes
    Touches In The Dark
    I Cant Help Myself
    Radar Love
    I Only Wanna be With You

  24. avatar
    mike a | 20 September 2006 at 1:39 am #

    My thoughts are with you sk
    I hope things get a little brighter for you..

  25. avatar
    mudpoolwollowsnuffleinswamp | 20 September 2006 at 1:48 am #

    good ya put an Icehouse number in there Pierre..
    Iva would be rapped!!
    My rant B4 had me forget.. Lv Ya SK and I send you the bandies, Karen The twills the most positive energy I can.
    I wish the very best outcome 4 all.


  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 September 2006 at 2:04 am #

    What a teary morning it’s been. First I was watching the Steve Irwin Memorial and the tears were flowing, I couldnt help it. I stopped watching and thought I’d cheer myself up and see what sk is up to, only to read about your sad news and thoughts.
    I just hope things will get better and you can cope with everything going on at the moment.

    Here’s a little oriental wisdom:
    “Man cannot for a thousand days
    on end enjoy the good,
    Just as the flower cannot bloom
    a hundred days”
    – Tseng Kuang
    Now that makes sense doesn’t it.

    Take care and love you always,
    Amanda P

  27. avatar
    krishnamike | 20 September 2006 at 2:43 am #

    My prayers are with you….

  28. avatar
    CSTCoach | 20 September 2006 at 2:46 am #

    shit man, i’m really sorry to hear about that. life seems so fucking sad and meaningless sometimes. sending thoughts to all you guys, and to karin. be strong.

    what can you say at a time like that? it’s funny, grant mc’s voice keeps going through my head: “and all you do is carry on…”

    take care, druid.


  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 September 2006 at 3:10 am #

    Hi Steve,

    Been worried about you. Glad you did a blog today, even though the news wasn’t good.

    So sorry to hear what’s going on to the people dear to you. It’s been a very depressing last few weeks all round.

    Hang in there, know you will.

    Just thinking about seeing the band soon at the Enmore and listening to your cd’s and dvd is enough to cheer me up.

    You’re in all your fiends thoughts and we know your inner strength will pull your through these sad and difficult times.

    Love Therese

  30. avatar
    rehan | 20 September 2006 at 3:44 am #

    All we can do is pray…and we will
    LOVE Rehan

  31. avatar
    Letango | 20 September 2006 at 3:58 am #

    I simply have no words lately.
    But am still here in heart
    prayers and
    for all

  32. avatar
    Noel Christian | 20 September 2006 at 4:55 am #

    I’ve been reading the very analytical essays of Umberto Eco lately, letting his intellectual pragmatism color my thought.

    Then I come home to read your blog about debilitated children and medical problems with loved one …and find myself completely open and touched.


    You win the day with this however:

    ‘take 2 landmines n call us in the morning’

    It will have me smiling for some time.

  33. avatar
    MarkM | 20 September 2006 at 5:33 am #

    Thoughts and prayers to all.
    love Mark

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 September 2006 at 5:57 am #

    I don’t know what it is right now. but the the air is rife with it.
    Friends,lovers , relatives all relatively shitty. all going through the ringer.

    i can’t stand stand to see people i love suffer. it’s wearing me down.


  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 September 2006 at 5:58 am #

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.


  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 September 2006 at 6:22 am #

    i remember the night you guys found out it was to be twins. kj was playing the annandale with the acoustic curious (yellow)s. equal parts fear and delight seemed to take hold. i have since been in awe of what you guys have created! love and best wishes to kj.

  37. avatar
    barry hay | 20 September 2006 at 6:35 am #

    Oh Dutch P., you are sooooooo funny

  38. avatar
    Sweed | 20 September 2006 at 7:08 am #

    “..someone born damaged
    a troubled life
    a terrible end
    still very very very young
    tears flowing
    words are inadequate..”

    spooky, I just heard the bad news about a kid close to me and, yes, tears flowing… Find it hard to believe there would be some explanation to things like this though…So sorry for your bad news. Can’t think of any comforting to say except I think I feel kinda the same (if that’s any comfort)

    Sköt om dig och de dina…

  39. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 20 September 2006 at 7:16 am #

    “all i know” is what i feel and right now my spirit feels the truth, the truth being LBJ had JFK assassinated to become President of the U.S.A. way back when, sad but true, things do happen for a reason, now only my love will keep us together this space and time around…
    Ne iko

  40. avatar
    sue cee | 20 September 2006 at 8:14 am #

    matt d – I put your name on the door
    … they arrested me
    for damage to property

    Steve thats just awful about your friend’s son and Karin’s news as well – its been such a sad and strange year. It makes you appreciate peaceful days with no downers when they come.

    ps yes exactly stealthblue 10.04 comment, it was no-one we’d know, and its kinda too personal for the band member involved.

  41. avatar
    eek | 20 September 2006 at 8:16 am #

    I’m so very sorry to hear so much bad news. My thoughts and best wishes are and will continue to be with everyone concerned.

  42. avatar
    fergal | 20 September 2006 at 11:57 am #

    and the colours take me down …



  43. avatar
    restaurant mark | 20 September 2006 at 1:30 pm #

    hey steve…take care of yourself. and like you said tell everyone close that you love them. tomorrow’s never a given. i lost a family member this past weekend to suicide. hard to think about the moments that led to that final decision. just hope it’s brighter where he’s at. take care man. love ya. my thoughts are with you all.

  44. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 20 September 2006 at 2:45 pm #

    Words elude me. The entire first half of my life now has been spent with the futile “why” searing through my heart. I am trying to spend the second half, or whatever time I have left, just accepting I will never understand any of this. My deepest sympathies to the young life ended, to the sweet little boy, and my sincerest hopes that Karin will be OK. My God, what your girls have had to go through so young…you know my prayers are with all of you…every band member, every family member. Hugs from California.

  45. avatar
    secretBeatinMichigan | 20 September 2006 at 2:56 pm #

    SK –

    The problem is Free Will – it is our blessing and our curse.

    And with it the fact that God doesn’t want to control everything in our lives nor would we want Him – especially when we are having fun that He might not agree with (but He loves us still the same)

    Finally also the fact of our encasings – our flesh. While livin’ in this package we are prone to its effects, weaknesses, and shelf life.

    Besides, Truth remains whether we choose to see it or even can.

    ’tis why the Space Rock is needed – Good Day, mate !

  46. avatar
    Jen Jewel Brown | 20 September 2006 at 2:58 pm #

    there are a lot of stars in the milky way
    a lot of crashing and burning
    a lot of light shed
    and trails burned
    and shadows thrown
    it’s a sacred and awesome place to be
    a mother is sun and moon combined
    a goddess

    i can only be humble reading this
    it is more than i can understand

  47. avatar
    gavgams | 20 September 2006 at 3:17 pm #

    Read SK’s blog while already listening to audio streaming of show below with Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” playing and jeez it hit the mark:

    This program has new presenter Brent Clough providing some real diverse music. This show in particular has tracks such as Hercules, Right On, Prof Longhair, n Wholly Holly.

    In the bad times hang in there,stay grounded.
    Blessings all

  48. avatar
    davem | 20 September 2006 at 4:47 pm #

    Hi SK,
    Sometimes all we can offer is love & prayers. Both are winging their way to you & yours by the bucketful.
    Off to see my kids now, put some of your suggestions into practice.
    Love you more, love to all fellow fiends too.

    Dave M

  49. avatar
    dean9000 | 20 September 2006 at 5:41 pm #

    Thanks for sharing your pain and grief…

    It’s your strength against the trials and tribs of life that are reaffirming

    There is a reason for it all and we will find out one day

    Thoughts and prayers from big D…

    peace steve

  50. avatar
    jc | 20 September 2006 at 5:51 pm #

    love you

  51. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 20 September 2006 at 6:23 pm #

    in these Trying Times
    it is an earthly and spiritual challenge
    to remember to Try…
    to love
    to hold
    to cherish
    to remember
    to live again
    to even breath
    to lift your eyes up off of the floor
    we remind ourselves that others need us
    even as we want to race towards
    selfish moments of healing
    where can we find WILL during such times?
    steve, i know the tragedies you face
    these days
    they are mirrored in my own life
    and what i can tell you is
    i send my deepest love
    and tell you that
    you are someone i’d be honored
    to continue trying to live for

  52. avatar
    Centuryhouse | 20 September 2006 at 6:27 pm #

    Best wishes of good health for Karin, your kids and everybody else that deserves better.

  53. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 September 2006 at 9:04 pm #

    Best to you and yours sk
    sorry about Karin
    hopefully she will recover with great glory.

    We just lost another brother to the needle
    took him off life support, his girl followed him into nothingness
    such frustration, such ignorance, such loss
    I just hope people learn to better value and respect life
    wish you all the best


    jaime r…..

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