posted on June 4, 2006 at 5:23 pm

hello little fiendss
yep
i made it out alive
i arrived in sweden this arvo
not expecting to be met at the airport
but gotta lovely surprise
when 2 charming young ladies were waiting for me
olde daddy gets kinda misty
so nice to see them again
grown up even more
looking quite healthy
(cept for e’s nasty scar on back of neck
like a livid red train track disappearing
up into her head)
wow
its only 15 degrees here
and the place seems utterly deserted
like almost no one on the street
the twillies look at all the latest pix of baby bouncer
and the doodles
(on my ipod!!)
gee its good to be here again
despite chilly weather
i feel more at home here than anywhere in the world
except for bondi
the customs men ignore me
everything goes fine n smoooth
little tired still
but tomorrow i’ll hit the pool
and should be back to normal
blogging like a fucking daemon for ya

i’d like to say a big hello to eduardo and his lovely wife
who i met in bilbao
i hope your little one in heaven will watch over my children
it made me so sad when you told me youd lost your little son
aged only 2 years old
the kind of pain only another parent can understand
edu has 200 church records
and is a true fan
as well as a lovely man
the people in spain were just amazing to us
encouraging , warm, passionate
the crowd in madrid even stopped smoking cos i
was losing my velvety voice
which was nice of em
actually it was one lone australian
that insisted on smoking right in front of me
as well as a wally from brisbane who was yelling out
all thru the budapest gig
so watch out
dont be an ugly australian
(too late for me, fiendsss)
anyway look
i know there aint been much “meat” on my bloggs
for a cuppla daze
but all will be rectified soon
when i get back to my usual preoccupations
of dope
vishnu
narnia
t rex
yoga
the hcchur
etc etc etc
all the stuff you want n need n more
anyway
im one happy olde rocka tonite
gonna have a little walk now with twillies
they gotta go to school tomorrow
i can sleep in
take it easy
no more flying for two weeks
just flying on the ground
(whatever that means, neil….?!!)
so from the far north
yep
even further north than byron bay
its over n out
i love ya
will be back with proper
rant
diatribe
harangue
etc
tomorrow
sk

26 Responses to “olde rocker in stockholm ….midnite suns …twin daughters”

  1. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 4 June 2006 at 6:18 pm #

    me have something @#$%&! sweet me esskay…
    mjnjr

  2. avatar
    davem | 4 June 2006 at 7:00 pm #

    Steve,
    Don’t worry about ranting for the fiendss. All any of us want n need is a happy, healthy SK.
    Enjoy time with your kids matey. You’ll have plenty of spare time to waste on us when you hit America
    Love you more,

  3. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 4 June 2006 at 7:42 pm #

    Steve,
    Davem nailed it; don’t worry about us…just enjoy yourself with your girls. Relax, indulge a bit. Enjoy having your feet on the ground. And just think..when you come to L.A. – there’s NO SMOKING in the clubs! (Of course that doesn’t apply to you! Ha!) So no rampant smoke to irritate your voice.
    love,
    denise
    xxoo

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 June 2006 at 7:53 pm #

    This blogge I’ve gotten so absorbed in recently just gave me an awful fright. Being airy fairy Piscean and gotten so engrossed in being creative, thought I’d forgotten to go to work…its saying Monday top of the page! Then realised just ‘cos you’re in Europe, SK, the blogge is still in Australia. Not that I give a shit about missing work, but wish I could live in the real world now and again.

    I used to stay in Bondi moons ago, always seemed like there were loads of Russian women dressed top to toe in black promenading. Never visited Sweden which sounds lovely. Hope the twillies have a great birthday with their Dad there.
    Mand

  5. avatar
    baby | 4 June 2006 at 9:00 pm #

    i’m glad you can see your girrrlss.

  6. avatar
    Elduvik | 4 June 2006 at 9:17 pm #

    Hello Steve, enjoy your time with your daughters, and take some rest, you deserved it! Again, very well done in London- cant get that night out of my head. Amazing show. I think “Easy” is already an all time Church classic.
    Maybe it’s finally time for a live album… I know you used not to like the idea, but ideas are there to be changed…
    Peace

    Andreas
    Genoa /Italy

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 June 2006 at 9:29 pm #

    happy you’re happy
    enjoy e and m
    love
    diane

  8. avatar
    zero the hero | 4 June 2006 at 9:45 pm #

    Man, I`ve got that same nasty scar on the back of my neck. But it saved my life, the brainsurgeons opened up my skull and did what they had to do and so I can go on dreaming,living out my karma and contemplating the mysteries of Life.
    Oh, the sweet mystery of life…
    Pity you can`t do a gig in Stockholm. I`d be there and sing along with ya….
    Shell, Life Like Love, A Means to an End, lovely, lovely songs……

  9. avatar
    captainmission | 4 June 2006 at 10:31 pm #

    Enjoy your time in ‘holm, and your kids, we can all wait for two weeks as long as we know yr happy, sydneys freezin now it’s -42 and the ice age is coming, the pool at bondi has frozen, some kids are ice skating over it, malcom turnbull is pm and jet are on the radio 24-7. Ahhh, i’m coming over…

  10. avatar
    veleska1970 | 4 June 2006 at 10:49 pm #

    how sweet the girls were there to meet you. i’m glad elektra is ok. i had a closed head injury about 15 years ago and i have a “souvenir”, as i call it, too, but this one is at the front of my head. don’t worry about having to blog every minute~~we’ll wait. get some much-deserved rest and enjoy your time there.

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 June 2006 at 11:13 pm #

    If ya don’t eat yer meat , ya can’t have any puddin!
    Thanks for taking the time out anyway.
    Your not missin much in Sydney it’s 15 here too but pissing down & is supposed to all week.

    Ya els kede,

    Dutch Pierre

  12. avatar
    daveoto | 4 June 2006 at 11:35 pm #

    Steve,have a great holiday,you deserve it;have only met you once and that was many,many moons ago,but you have given me more pleasure (sonically that is!)with your music than any other; and despite the croaky voice i thoroughly enjoyed the dublin gig!
    enjoy,
    dave

  13. avatar
    youamwho | 4 June 2006 at 11:56 pm #

    My brotha,

    Yr faithful Leftenant is extremely ecstatic you’re seemingly now so overwhelmingly fulfilled, man. REVEL, Steve!

    Reginald?

  14. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 5 June 2006 at 2:39 am #

    enjoy your days sk
    no matter where you might be
    always nice to be met at the airport
    one of life’s small pleasures that
    peace
    tp

  15. avatar
    verdelay | 5 June 2006 at 3:29 am #

    Awww, yer big grinny smile fair came across in that one. Like one big smiley cheshire (north) polecat.

    hf

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 June 2006 at 4:41 am #

    As it happens you are lucky I’ve been so busy meself or I woulda given you both barrels about that cardboard box in Bilbao….if I get the time and/or energy I still might. It ain’t just the stuff in frames or on marble plinths that gets to be called art.

    What is ‘good’ art anyway?

    Everyone else keeps telling you not to worry about the blogg etc etc but I agree with you…it’s time to pick up the pace. If you wanna make a book outta this we better get some more scintilating stuff from you soon….

    …and, as Dutch Pierre said, Sydney is miserable at the moment so how about transposing some of that Swedish sunshine into words for us…?

    Also, will you still be answering the questions? Cos I got a coupla doozies for ya….

    Au Revoir

    Bon Bon

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 June 2006 at 4:43 am #

    As it happens you are lucky I’ve been so busy meself or I woulda given you both barrels about that cardboard box in Bilbao….if I get the time and/or energy I still might. It ain’t just the stuff in frames or on marble plinths that gets to be called art.

    What is ‘good’ art anyway?

    Everyone else keeps telling you not to w

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 June 2006 at 5:03 am #

    You do sound SO happy sk, it’s vibrating through the screen! Can’t wait to read your “back to normal” blogs, I miss the ones that were a bit like a poem as well as a blog, how about one of those soon?

    Love
    Amanda P

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 June 2006 at 6:55 am #

    Have you seen this about The Go-Betweens bridge?

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=105069

    Au revoir,

    B B

  20. avatar
    edu | 5 June 2006 at 7:18 am #

    Thanks Steve. Muchas Gracias
    Now, Relax; Happiness.
    Life must go on. Show must go on.

  21. avatar
    eek | 5 June 2006 at 9:04 am #

    awww…I’m so happy you had such a nice welcoming committee at the airport. That really made me smile. To be able to see and hug you girls now had to be the best feeling. I’m glad you are able to get in a nice visit. Very happy birthday wishes for E & M also.

  22. avatar
    Sweed | 5 June 2006 at 9:48 am #

    Your happiness makes me happy Steve! Glad you like it here. Have fun with your daughters and all…

    Sköt om er…

  23. avatar
    sue cee | 5 June 2006 at 10:03 am #

    Bet its not often you get to spend a birthday with your girls, thats extra special.
    Photos on your ipod! didja ever think you’d be saying that one day? me either!
    Gettin’ with the program SK! 🙂

  24. avatar
    Samosanx | 5 June 2006 at 10:05 am #

    Ditto

  25. avatar
    12str | 5 June 2006 at 2:23 pm #

    welcome…..!!

    =)

    12str

  26. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 5 June 2006 at 3:15 pm #

    Happiness is a warm bloggie.
    We’re here
    Happy for you
    Waiting for you
    Staring at the blinking cursor
    Waiting for inspiration

    Cecilia


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