posted on August 14, 2007 at 6:26 am

eel guitars swim in my mind
razor sharp notes that cut your fingers a deal
in the deep hole in my past
in that thrusting darkness of my conscience
in that bamboo shantytown collapsing
in that little something i had put away
yeah bend that string you thing
up into another key
an other register
that melody will go on forever
the sound will remain but growing smaller
infinitessimally smaller each time
like the music on the titanic
still playing over the atlantic
hovering in a sad cloud of mist
everything goes on and on
and everything else falls apart
a word to consider
the lemurian
i know this word
because i have waited waited waited
so long
so so long
so long ago
so far away
when it was so easy
never cold
never old
never told either
masters of this world
you talk about music…….
our musicians could call down the rain with song
we hunted the beasts with our music
we took lands with our beautiful sounds
men were wounded by the notes in a scale
women were singers and harpists and dancers
our women danced up storms
our women could pull down a fully armoured warrior
with one flowing movement
our women were so beautiful that the stars appeared
they dressed in gossamer and vivid silk
arrowheaded priestess with divine chord
women who sing the lovely words
theyre still out there their songs
songs about the love of the earth for a sky
and ammon and isis
and venus and bel
and krsna and radha
and our gods walked among us
in deep jungle groves
the drums remorseful voice
the beat now faint
weird snatches of melodies
the songs the slaves sing
the songs of the children
about the snakeman and the fat little babies
about the monkey and the golden disc
about the ghosts of the treepeople
yes indeed
i hear the words of these songs again
and i laugh and laugh
it all comes back to me
lost in the lost world
over run
underneath the years of neglect
everything goes on
everything else just falls apart

43 Responses to “off centre”

  1. avatar
    Thelonious | 14 August 2007 at 7:10 am #

    SK, thank you. Sounded like lyrics from a song. Brightened up the cold dreary afternoon.

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    x | 14 August 2007 at 7:14 am #

    each syllable like an angel sighing over me
    dancing the way i did
    back then

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    Anonymous | 14 August 2007 at 7:28 am #

    Lemuria! My first incarnation on this planet was there. And music/sound was also used to lift the huge blocks of stone into the air neutralizing gravity to build magnificent pyramids ….
    Remember the walls of Jericho…
    Your music whispers of the same qualities:
    “Sometimes I wander under pre-historic skies, I feel it`s all beginning right before my eyes…”

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    Sweed | 14 August 2007 at 7:28 am #


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    Anonymous | 14 August 2007 at 7:46 am #

    You,Mr.Kilbey…are a sublime,and enchanting,hypnotist!…that is stunningly beautiful!..thank you xxxxx,as always,genx ..xxxxx.{mmm don’t know bout myself and my I.T. prowess…can’t seem to drive this thing properly} xxxxx

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    WOW! | 14 August 2007 at 8:56 am #

    Um,genx…you are a very beautiful woman.!

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    st. hubbins | 14 August 2007 at 9:02 am #

    Oh no!
    “They built the pyramids…”
    Christ, man, it was bad enough when Marty did it.
    What next?
    “Stone ‘enge, where the demons dwell and the cats miaow” ?!

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    Anonymous | 14 August 2007 at 9:08 am #

    such sorrow,and light.sweetest,kindest eyes.a man could lose himself in your are truly a rare beauty genx. /M

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    Celticat | 14 August 2007 at 9:15 am #

    Afternoon Steve


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    Mrs.Peacock | 14 August 2007 at 9:23 am #

    the soul of my song,and the song of my soul ,are with you..there is nothing,ever,that will take this gift of ours away..ever!* X

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    veleska1970 | 14 August 2007 at 9:56 am #

    i love how this one just flows like liquid…poetry in motion. 🙂

    lost in the lost world
    over run
    underneath the years of neglect
    everything goes on
    everything else just falls apart”
    it’s still there. just hiding.

    lotza love….

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    Daberhasher | 14 August 2007 at 10:14 am #

    otherworldly seems fitting…
    because it is, was and always will be… see ya in the big sea…


  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 August 2007 at 10:23 am #

    You’re all as bad as each other.

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    Anonymous | 14 August 2007 at 10:40 am #

    gorgeous alchemy of words…i see dissolution…renewal…continuity…the march of time in today’s blog
    thank you for your artistry, steve…
    love always
    -The Hellbound Heart

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 August 2007 at 11:07 am #

    makes me wish that the poetry festival was today! …SK you are one in a gazillion!

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    lily was here | 14 August 2007 at 11:44 am #

    Lemuria, or Bolutu, where men walked thru’ trees (ghosts of the treepeople?)..maybe the same place, maybe the same race. There’s a mysterious ancient star pyramid on my mum’s island, it’s overgrown now & overtaken by the jungle, makes you wonder about another past. But nevets, where is the ice-cream van? 🙂

    Its also the best track on Egyptian Register.

    sue x

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    Anonymous | 14 August 2007 at 11:56 am #

    shes perfect killer.youre a lucky man 🙂

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    woodsprite | 14 August 2007 at 12:22 pm #

    Lovely lemurian…reminds me of the Song of the Stars.

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    Faye | 14 August 2007 at 1:06 pm #

    There’s an ancient magic at our fingertips still in this world…It hasn’t been lost…maybe just overlooked by those who don’t feel so connected to the old/otherworld..It is most powerful,and seats itselfdeep in the belly of all who have been privy to it in the past..the “things” that modern civilizations consider important and valuable,cloud the view,and strangle the throat of the inner voice of the soul,where all magic is born…there is no such thing as black and/or white magic…there is only true magic..true magic, must be in resonance with the natural world{the dark and the light}…. and a spell,written by anyone but the person wishing to use it will have no effect…symbology and make-up are metaphorically with a spell,and it’s symbology,if you wear another’s make-up,you stillwon’t/ can’t look like them..once again the commercial world has “dreamed of a scam{magic books/powders etc},and then rake in the clams”…mmmwoops!bit of a tangent!…A magical night to you,and much admiration and respect,and love,yours, truly….xo

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    Sir James Churchward | 14 August 2007 at 1:34 pm #

    Heyday’s still on the Lemurian charts.
    It will only start to fall when Syou give us a yarn or three concerning its creation. So don’t do it, Steve – never, ever tell: the dissolution of the ambiguity will inundate Mu beneath endless dreaming fathoms and Heyday will lose out to the Beasts of Bourbon.
    I have proof!

  21. avatar
    matthew | 14 August 2007 at 1:38 pm #

    nice, nice!

  22. avatar
    orpheus | 14 August 2007 at 2:13 pm #

    pinch me! *Good night all! x

  23. avatar
    Cee | 14 August 2007 at 2:48 pm #

    …we’re all in this together…

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    Anonymous | 14 August 2007 at 4:02 pm #

    The waves, the waves…

  25. avatar
    knot | 14 August 2007 at 4:21 pm #

    but now all those priestesses are
    mopping the floors.

  26. avatar
    verdelay | 14 August 2007 at 5:57 pm #

    I get it
    I get it almost everyday
    I get it faintly
    I get at as this distant harmonic hum
    I get it in these tiny little stains on my retina
    I get it in fits and starts
    I get it everytime a cat regards me
    I get it in the eyes of every child
    I get it like influenza
    I get it like my uncle’s jokes
    I get it, so just bear with me while
    I get it together

  27. avatar
    JONNY HOLLYWOOD | 14 August 2007 at 6:35 pm #

    Oh Lemuria, take me away…

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 August 2007 at 10:04 pm #

    Steven, you are so beautiful in mind, spirit, body, words. me x

  29. avatar
    Louis | 14 August 2007 at 10:33 pm #

    I am so completely overcome…..

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 August 2007 at 12:06 am #

    it’s beautiful, it is.

    genx is tres beautiful…out of this world. You deserve the best.

    and it’s getting way too serious for me Steve…so I hope you’ll understand about the really lovey dovey ‘stuff’

    At this time I must quote Cake

    “Sheep go to Heaven, Goats go to Hell.”

    AA in CA

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    Anonymous | 15 August 2007 at 12:28 am #

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    Anonymous | 15 August 2007 at 12:49 am #

    AA in CA…you are so sweet!I’ve levitated,from all of these lovely words.I think I’m about to fly{or pass out!}.I think I need you to hold my hand……I could charge a million dollars for the treatments that I will give today…the energy flowing from my being is vibrating at such a level,that it’s making me shake…have a beautiful day!…love,genx xxxxxxxxxxxx

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    The Audience | 15 August 2007 at 1:44 am #

    Gen,X,we thought you were beautiful,even before we saw your photo!You are a beautiful human being!

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    Anonymous | 15 August 2007 at 2:08 am #

    I have this rediculous smile and am sending you so much sunshine genx- it’s another perfectly warm day here!! You’re totally beautiful and I wonder if you’re a sculptress?! I haven’t seen her photo (yet)!! I simply must.. I’ll try to look her up on my own recognaissance.

    *gathers my zen. Wishing you a very warm sunny day as well, Mr. Kilbey. Remindlessness. I wish to hear it the way you do Steve- just being honest. The really great new is that your other solos are more listenable and timeless than ever. For me, Dabble is STILL the one.


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    Anonymous | 15 August 2007 at 2:33 am #

    The Audio Shaman,
    Soundcolor and Words fuse into one,
    Welcome traveller
    Jump on to the largest lounge around!

    This is it, Forever

  36. avatar
    malibu mum | 15 August 2007 at 2:40 am #

    just a pleasure to read your blog again a cool drink on a hot hot day in malibu in august.

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    you're so extraordinary! | 15 August 2007 at 3:09 am #

    Oh my Lord!….even my goosebumps have goosebumps…so unbelievably and incredibly and astonishingly beautiful …xxoo

  38. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 15 August 2007 at 3:39 am #

    Thanks to a stranger in the night, Tommy the Cat and I have been audibly relocated to the 2006 Vegan fest in Australia that my carniverous and pothead friend actually attended. Very wonderful performance by Sk. Great command of the acoustic guitar and the vocals are impeccable. What a delight for the ears, soul and heart of your’s truly. The cat is majestically perched and looking at me like hey this guy won’t hurt me !! And I said Sk and I don’t have tooth structure like you my meat-eating feline friend. The End!

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    Anonymous | 15 August 2007 at 4:06 am #

    WELL! The atmosphere here today is beyond electric…NO?…she’s incredible SK..and you have her… heart and soul.. 😉

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    Drumwise | 15 August 2007 at 4:50 am #

    Strangely Enough, your blog makes me think of Priest=Aura. A timeless recording conjuring timeless imagery. Painting with sound???

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    Anonymous | 15 August 2007 at 6:23 am #

    ArtAmused…Thank you,for your lovely words,gorgeous one!…and yes,I love to work with clay,mainly” DAAS”,because I like to imagine the colours that are thrown off by a figure constructed from clay that is pure white…mmm…funny?!ya know,I haven’t seen the photo,either…it’s a bizarre feeling,not knowing or remembering what an image is…kinda like …not remembering your own phone number,cause you never really call yourself?. …love,genx xxx

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    Anonymous | 15 August 2007 at 6:56 am #

    genx…yes, funny- you make me laugh and smile so much, you’re a joy with your lovely attitude. I’m still looking forward too seeing your photograph- your ‘permanent record of time’. I also hope to one day soon, see your sculpture and paintings!! It’s a sincere pleasure as always with love to you…..

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 August 2007 at 7:04 am #

    NONONONO!…..LOVE TOO YOOOO!…genx xxx

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