posted on October 26, 2012 at 3:46 pm

cue short interlude piece

i am the time being

stuck in time like a fly in glue

here i am with this one weird life

i saw my daughters play last night in sydney

it was in a smallish noisy club and my ears were killing me

behind the ear plugs i’d stuck in

the sound ricochets in my head


these 2 girls come on and sing some songs

i cant believe these 2 are my daughters

its like science fiction to me

i dont believe any of this sometimes either

identical twin singers one dark one blonde

who is writing this stuff…?

sometimes people say tell me about your memories

i remember going to a gig once

and took one twin with me

it was a week in ibiza in 98

the weather was hot the water was so warm

a lovely couple gave us their flat

we ate dinner every night at 11 pm

we went to beaches and we swam

and my daughter had a little blow up  boat

and we would play with that

me coming up from under

and capsizing her and things like that

and we walked through the tourists and cafes

we went up to the look outs and looked out

on the flight back to sweden people were smoking on the plane

that was the last time i ever saw that

tho many musicians etc i knew used to smoke hash tobacco joints

on the way to london n back

its incredible to think of now…so much has changed..

my daughters singing in a club

the sculptures by the sea

the tempestuous weather

as the noose draws a bit tighter

ask not for whom the bell tolls

it tolls for thee

a whirlpool of events is unleashed

the most unlikely thing true

the truest thing unlikely

i guess my daughters arent bad at all

not that i can hear that much under these conditions

they move about and seem confident

but i find it hard to get distance from them

i cant really tell whats happening

i have my own thing

i understand that

they have their own thing

they have utilised their predispositions

to create some lovely stuff

what they do will make people happy

it comes from a good and kind place

i do very much like what they do

but obviously i would say that …wouldnt i?

all my daughters bring me great joy

i cherish the thought they can

with their diverse gifts

make some people happy in this world

because we can always use a bit more of that

meanwhile im working on a new album

its just coming out so im just going with it

just some new songs and all that

hoping to get it out by dec

will keep ya posted



29 Responses to “orto by o’graffy”

  1. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 26 October 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    I arrived a bit early – thought it started at 7. So I was hanging around for a while but that was good because I’d worked and gone home and come back into town again. So got to eat and drink. Sat in the dark 70s reminiscent space for a while thinking, am I in the right place? But I saw your daughters and recognised them. I met them in the ‘Powder’ room where indeed they were powdering (not that they need to do anything to improve their appearance). We introduced ourselves. They asked if I was friends with … (didn’t catch it)… and one of them answered first ‘No, that’s a different Kohl Ette’. I laughed and said ‘yes, I am pretty different’. They said thanks for coming. I said thanks for playing. They are very charming. I want to be their teacher! I don’t know why I said that. They seem bright and creative. Anyway, good music from the bands. ‘Gnome’ up first were interesting! The next band weren’t really my style but I didn’t mind them. The crowd liked them. And great to see your daughters doing their thing. They sound good live as well as recorded and their musicians complemented their singing, so very glad I went. Lucky in fact to have had the chance. A surprise to see you standing nearby. Sorry for talking at you when you couldn’t hear… it was a bit ridiculous of me to try. But got the last payment on the painting out of the way and thanks again for that art work! (I love how you use gold leaf and was the very beautiful paper washed with gouache? I know a bit about art theory in theory but I’m not that practised). Actually I think you used a variety of things: pen and or ink, pastel, water colour, just from the looks. 🙂

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      thetimebeing | 26 October 2012 at 7:25 pm #

      sorry i was a bit rude to ya…its the ear thing
      thanks for the $
      yes. thats gouache ….

      • avatar
        Kohl Ette | 26 October 2012 at 9:26 pm #

        Not Audio by O’Gruffy then? oh ha ha…nevermind

  2. Kraig
    Kraig | 26 October 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    Steve, nice write-up today! Again, as i said in the earlier KK album post, I’m (all of us are) glad to be part of this cause for the new album your bringing forth! Also, on a different note, where can we find or buy some of your daughter’s music at? Would be nice if you sold it on here or do they even have a CD or EP out yet we can get a taste? I think i saw a video awhile back for Saint Lou Lou, is that them? Nice! Anywayz, again, really lookin’ forward to KK3, because KK1 and KK2 bring back so many good memories & feelings for me so I’m looking forward to the musical endeavors and memories/feelings KK3 brings, or any musical monument you create for that matter. Cheers, Kraig

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    foolonthehill | 26 October 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    unconditional love knows no bounds
    that ringing in your ears is just the hounds

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    Boriah | 26 October 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    I was reading your last blog entry while listening to Addenda #1. I strongly recommend the two Addendas. I´ve always been a great fan of all your solo stuff (and when I mean solo I mean solo). That´s why it´s great news you´re recording on your own again. As for the new stuff, I´d like you to keep on exploring new territories (the electro “As you like it” is my Addenda#2 fav song, and that song you made with those Pocket “Hear in Noiseville” is one of your best collaborations by far). In that sense, nobody talks about your work with Alien Skin, and I want to vindicate the work you´ve made with that guy. I personally find it very interesting. World is full of fresh ideas and people to work with.

    Oh, and so nice you mentioned one of your visits to Spain in your blog.

    Sí señor, de puta madre!! (translation: yes Mr., fucking great!)

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    Boriah | 26 October 2012 at 9:54 pm #

    Is “shell” a new song? I really like it! Was Sam the one who took the pics for your new video? You make a great couple. Stay away from old, mental stalkers Mr!! keep on recording, this is good stuff!

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    DogWater | 26 October 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    @Kraig & anybody else interested: They are Saint Lou Lou and have one release so far, and it’s superb. The ‘Maybe You’ EP has only been released digitally, available from and all the usual places. The original version of Maybe You has also been released physically on the latest Kitsune compilation, available on CD & LP from again.

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 26 October 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    Ur daughters , each and all, will leave a legacy upon this world…
    this I am sure of for I have looked into the future often.
    I see the youngest one , sweet Scarlet , changing people’s lives –
    beyond art or music…she has a gift …very similar to my Kristina…
    They will meet as they jump about the globe – with their lifes
    missions deeply entrenched …aboard a plane they will smile…
    because of unexpected weather , they are forced to lay over and
    a friendly conversation will ensue …they’re link to be established…
    both brought up and about in their early years with a soundtrack of
    your unique voice and lyrics forever engraved happily in their stubborn heads.
    They giggle like children themselves as they each sing a line or two from their
    The world is much smaller than anyone truly believes…for after their
    improbable meeting…an alliance will be served …one that will change and
    better countless lives…primarily the children brought into this world with no
    true light to guide them or love to warm them…they will make a difference.

    This I know will come to pass for I have seen it in my dreams…the little that I enjoy.

    Our children will together finish the circle and complete the legacy…that us
    fathers will glow from ear to ear in our closing days , on opposite sides of this earth…
    and that will complete the uniqueness of great men who truly never met.

    Have a grand weekend Killer and Co…

    Such spectacular news of an upcoming release in Dec. – it will make the holidays even
    more holly n jollly – this I am sure of…off to see my Pain Specialist today…hopefully
    he will have some better reports from my last spinal scan…really can use some positives in
    a time of negativity…cross many fingers please…

    Much Luv,

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 27 October 2012 at 10:10 am #

      i have printed it
      i feel your pain
      i am frustrated by this darrin
      you cant even play guitar anymore?

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        BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 27 October 2012 at 2:48 pm #

        Thank u so much for the reply…
        I’m a little embarrased by this and can
        you ‘erase’ my post , please…??

        I’m not feeling so good tonight and all I can
        think about is sweet K and my Alex and how this,
        this whole ‘dealing’ with an ill parent …
        how its effecting them…I kno ur well aware of
        that over the course of these past 6 difficult years
        for me describing that. What a mess !!!

        I watched my father become very ill , when I was
        9 with serious heart disease which took him, while I was
        at a major band rehersal at the age of 18 …down the street from
        my home…in 1986. Strongest man on the planet- fighting all the
        heartattacks and surgeries…sadly something we have slightly
        in common- the loss of our fathers with guitars in hand.
        I suffer with a form of Bipolar 2 – called ‘UniPolar’
        whereas my chronic and acute pain, toss in the insomnia and
        a splash of ‘uncertain stressful events’ and I become quite sad.
        Diagnosed in 2009 and a survival story everyday since.
        Depression is a very real and serious disease with many depths
        and levels – and unfortunately mine …can become challenging to
        deal with. Fuck…not a good day…thanks again…u have NO IDEA …
        or hell…maybe u really do…this I’m sure of its the Bohemian blood
        in me…just need some type of balance from all this medical stuff that
        has ‘endgame’ written all over it , and than K starts acting silly and crazy
        and I come ‘back’ from the darkness. Its a fuckin challenge…cannot take
        any of ‘those’ meds…not only because of all the pain junk u know I must ingest.
        Ten failed psycotropic drug trials in 2009-2010 proved extremely toxic and
        nearly cost me my life. Lost 40 pounds in 60 days and many lengthy hospital
        stays…ECTd 5 times in 10 of those days with dire consequences and side effects-
        memory loss of epic proportions along with congentive challenges….FUCK !!!
        Actually forgot how to play Stairway…don’t every believe memory loss is
        temporary…ECT = death sentence , one way or another….

        Laura just cries quietly alone, she is absolutely amazing…u hugged her really
        sweetly outside the Park West in 06 after hanging outside with us and Dickinson….
        She understands how much music , especially mouch of urs, means to me……
        …she knows what the guitar means to me…

        It is what it is what it is…tomorrow is another day…much luv n respect….

        …I have been sufficiently warned against playing the guitar…
        Just will fine tune my hammers/pulls a bit…I’m NOT putting the
        Carvin down anytime soon…This I’m sure of !!!

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        BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 27 October 2012 at 7:48 pm #

        Thank u for what u did !!!

        Thank u so much !!!

        This will b just another bump on lifes long winding road,
        but I have some spectacular people rooting for me…
        And ur up on that list !!!!
        If anyone is confused – I incorrectly vented personal
        frustrations and thankfully…that particular comment was exponged !!!
        Received some negative medical reports and had a real bad evening –
        dropped word bombs and …well…I will just endure …I will do my best
        to be ‘okay’ …for my wife n children…for my friends… But I’m scared though –
        But iv learned its okay to be afraid…Channel it/Use it !!!
        Thanx again and super love n respect on (all) you !!!

        CANNOT WAIT for the new album…its something grand to wish for !!!


        • avatar
          matthew | 28 October 2012 at 11:29 am #

          Darrin, you got my prayers mate.

          • avatar
            BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 28 October 2012 at 2:23 pm #

            Thanx Matt !!!

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    Javier | 27 October 2012 at 12:46 am #

    Ibiza 98… I guess the gig was in Sa Pobla/La Puebla in Majorca. A shame I wasn’t there that summer ’cause I used to visit my uncles every year a few kms. from there.

  9. avatar
    hippy | 27 October 2012 at 3:30 am #

    Nice one, Mr. K

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    king kong | 27 October 2012 at 11:45 am #

    thats sweet, you’re a good dad

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 October 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    Sending lots of healing energy to you!
    Keep being positive and focusing on all the great things in your world.It’s good to know that you feel comfortable enough to share your health challenges with us.This great little TimeBeing community supports us all.Some people have more challenges in life than others.So it’s good to be able to help others even if it’s just in knowing that we are here for each other.Even if we are little anon-a-mices.

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    davem | 27 October 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    Get here guys and pledge!

  13. avatar
    matthew | 27 October 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    That’s a lovely song, Steve. Reminds me a bit of Lennon in how it moves through.

  14. avatar
    matthew | 27 October 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    That’s a lovely song, Steve. Reminds me a bit of Lennon in how it moves through. (Not sure if my comment landed first time.)

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    hellbound heart | 27 October 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    Oh the love you feel for your children is such an intense thing… see them shine with their own light cuts right to the heart of you…..Gracie performed twice this year at the Opera House…..both times I thought my heart would burst…..

  16. avatar
    M E M | 27 October 2012 at 11:50 pm #

    …music reaches and awakens…

  17. avatar
    Chris | 28 October 2012 at 8:42 am #

    Shell….I can’t even talk about Shell…it just ‘is’ for me….great vid….

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    Cocoamo | 28 October 2012 at 10:37 am #

    It’s so nice to hear that your daughters are performing, and so well.

    Sorry to hear of your sad experience of the loud music hurting your ears. Welcome to my world, although I have blessed quiet when not around loud noise. How bad I felt during your your concert at the Roxy in Pittsburgh when I had to leave during the second song. How ironic, I could hear “No, no, no…I must be on my way” as I walked out onto the sidewall. First my ears hurt then pretty quickly I can’t breathe.

    I know you have fans who are more supportive than I am, but believe me there is no one who loves your music more than I do, so it is really hard when it is so loud you can’t even hear it any more.

    People seem to like loud though. Oh well.

    You Friend in Pennsylvania

  19. avatar
    SAW | 31 October 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    happy for you, excited for them. thrilled for your next round of noteful lyrics & lyrical notes.

  20. Kraig
    Kraig | 17 November 2012 at 9:49 pm #

    Darrin, we LOVE YOU MAN! God Bless and Prayers go out to you and your Fam my Man!

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