posted on July 4, 2011 at 1:15 am

fizziness fizzle

henceforth haphazard

my name overcame me

whoever wrote this stuff had more than enough

man we can rock unto the red sea

some suessy whore delicto is whaling the blues

my electric guitar shorts upon entry

i enter into song like moon crashing into sea

i flog my 12 merciless of the approaching storm

music shoots up my heart and explodes in a space

the feedback hits a plane and cruises in tremolo bursts

baby see me shoot you down over the fields of france

you hit the gentle grass in a ball of flame framed against our same sky

honey you run like a colour into the red blood and oceanic green

the soldiers carry your cross on  their shoulders

oh music is like that when it first comes into your fingers

in some hotel in athens where you bought the cocaine

the girl in the moonlight said something in turkish

it sounded like a curse in her bursting tongue

i finished off the one in the lobby

sometimes you wonder what youre singing yourself

nepotism is a word that will fit here

it could have been callous or it could have been pyre

music in a distant seashell music in a silent print

music in a guild guitar too pretty to ever strum the blues

the drum come down boom wallop crash

gotta tap my little foot oh yeah just like that

i know i know i know rocknroll is nothing that much

but if you touch me again i will melt into music

music in your heart dear tho you never learnt to play

me i slogged at it for a hundred days and nights until my head bled

the lord saw my clawed eyes and wept quavers which sealed and healed my fate

music as a blessing i really gotta stop coming here

music when we lie in darkness she was only one woman

throbbing afterlife bobbing in time

i am a musician and my heart aches to its beat

this life is given freely yet i must pay my fuckin’ dues

and the stars dont care and thats old news

david frickin’ neil gonna rock like a bitch

and a bitch cant rock till ya fix the glitch

and the fix is in and dead in a ditch

elysian alien simian carnelian

yeah thats it whatever you like

its all music

its all i got

17 Responses to “octal map”

  1. avatar
    Gavin L | 4 July 2011 at 1:22 am #

    For the love of Zeus, when will we be able to download this gem?

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    Tim_G | 4 July 2011 at 2:34 am #

    Hey Steve – thanks for the entertaining gig at Mojos; looking forward to the new album.

  3. avatar
    deacon12 | 4 July 2011 at 2:35 am #

    When it’s all you’ve got,it’s everything.’Though sometimes it seems like nothing at all.

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 4 July 2011 at 2:48 am #

    You appear to be orbiting around very positive energy theses days. This is such a powerful advancement from some of the setbacks and challenges you have taken head on this year…this 2011 …this two oh one one…

    I hope everyone has a safe a enjoyable holiday here in the states and I will leave you with this –

    Something in me
    I do not understand, a demand
    a threatening voice, no just a plan
    with a firm command
    Don’t go with your dreams untold
    Don’t lead me down another frozen road

    Someone in me
    I no longer recognize, placid disguise
    a faint reflection from far away eyes
    May you never know this darkness
    that lives inside
    Don’t go with your dreams untold
    Don’t take anyone down that lonesome road.

    Darrin K.

  5. avatar
    andy | 4 July 2011 at 5:48 am #

    ‘its all i got’ ?
    …its everything.

  6. avatar
    scott | 4 July 2011 at 6:30 am #

    i dont care whatever positive bullshit they lay on ya……..its a thin fucking thread holding us here

  7. avatar
    captain mission | 4 July 2011 at 9:18 am #

    it’s all music
    it’s all i got

    hail steve i think you have so much more than just music, but yeah your music is the bees knees, outclassing anyone else from the pantheon for sure. you certainly have the right people around you, the church, martin k, and that young ricky chap all create an incredible platform for your ideas. and i’m always amazed at how you seem able to remember all your lyrics, that is a holy miracle in itself, i can hardly recall my telephone number. long may you rock!

  8. avatar
    Ess | 4 July 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    you do you have a way with those words

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    Karen | 4 July 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    “music shoots up my heart and explodes in a space”
    I agreed with little s
    cant listen to the tidbit on yr fb page because my puter wont play vids atm its shtting itself
    try again later

  10. avatar
    hellbound heart | 4 July 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    oh man keep it coming
    love always….

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    Anonymous | 4 July 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    Hey Steve,

    “music in a guild guitar too pretty to ever strum the blues”…very much like the sound of that 🙂

    All the best for this Friday’s gig…hoping to be able to make it, fingers crossed!


    Jon from Geelong.

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    . | 4 July 2011 at 10:27 pm #

    i believe i saw that same flaming plane descending
    with a glow of fire like a bright firework ascending
    a vivid spectacle before it died and fizzled in the july evening
    absolved and transformed into new life with new directive and meaning
    its’ elemental composition and matrix transformed into streaming
    bursts of octal energy that saturated the ground and remained waiting
    for you or i to walk over them as we’re living here and complaining
    about our ordinary lives and our mediocrity or lack of achievement
    or dreams that we knew once upon a time when we were anxious with feeling
    when there were two moons instead of one and earth life had a deeper meaning
    like a disembodied sentinel beings, the energy senses our human misgivings
    and penetrates our shoes and clothes and skin into our waking being
    and reconstitutes the lifeless parts of the soul that are craving
    color and creativity that have long since left us as we were sleeping
    and fills them with light and music to paint a bright picture hanging
    in the halls of our spiritual galleries that have been closed for a season
    but are now ready for a grand reopening to celebrate our rediscovered beauty

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 4 July 2011 at 11:08 pm #

      very very very nice writing!!!!

    • avatar
      Cocoamo | 5 July 2011 at 8:03 am #

      Don’t be mad at me – forgive me!
      After SK’s glowing praise even…
      The possessive “its” gets no apostrophe.
      It should be for you or me to walk over them (not you or I).
      Should say “like a disembodied sentinel being” (not beings).
      Now there, it’s perfect; you can publish it.

      The proofreading course was a curse I tell you, a curse!

      • avatar
        . | 5 July 2011 at 10:17 pm #

        responsive comments in the early morning
        half a world away while others may be snoring
        waking children can cause quite a commotion
        shatters the concentration without warning

      • avatar
        Ess | 6 July 2011 at 8:45 am #

        you should go through mine – I usually have at least one typo and I often can’t stop my typing fingers from putting the apostrophe in the its whether it’s correct or not. and as for grammar, I hope I have some grandly imperfections on this site – its a killer to be addicted to perfection and I have to work hard to give it up.

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    tweetie | 5 July 2011 at 11:33 am #

    Music is the flow of life; whout it, is death.

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