posted on April 26, 2006 at 4:59 am

i waited fifteen minutes
before i climbed out of the chrysalis
so this was the world of men…!
other than the enveloping fog
nothing had really changed
the soft moan of the shells was audible
even in the asian gardens
the centres sprinklers system had malfunctioned
the cameras became damaged by the water
the film exposed revealed hidden shadows
lurking in the velvet black
lamp black
chinese white
a crumbly powder
i wondered what that was used for
people appeared behind curtains embracing
a sooty grimy city night fell down almost at once
black cats criss-crossed my path
the marshes bayed for human blood
mosquitoes as big as swallows
built nests in that stagnant thinktank
once a library
now home to book worms
devouring your autobiography
living your life in negative
so this 2006
how futuristic
forever young
forever beautiful
forever surfing the present
into this future
which parts for you
like a vein red sea
until you are deep in deep time
then it slows down around you
you wake up sleepwalking
in the enemy camp
you are now so far gone
youve rebounded off infinity
and youre staggering round this neck of the woulds
you quoting poe to the sikh parking inspector
you wearing crimson in eden
you with the cute snarl
well thats the way it goes
i guess
im not prepared to expect anything much
its a hot/cold day/night here
suddenly im empty

45 Responses to “outside later”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 April 2006 at 6:11 am #

    Have you ever thought about writing a sci fi novel?
    Just another to add to the cart.
    Dutch Pierre

  2. avatar
    captainmission | 26 April 2006 at 6:12 am #

    ‘you quoting poe to the sikh parking inspector’

    gotta be the best line ever written anywhere, so far anyways.

    strange old day in sydney, good for writing, taking strange drugs, baking bread or reading, have you read Philip Pulmans dark material trilogy, it’s brilliant.

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 April 2006 at 6:15 am #

    Hey Captain,

    Do you ever fucking work?


  4. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 26 April 2006 at 7:05 am #

    Hey Dutch Pierre, I am me esskay’s sci-fi writer and he is currently working at this very moment so behave or me will vanquish you(haha)…

  5. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 26 April 2006 at 7:17 am #

    I will meet you outside later…
    ne iko

  6. avatar
    Justin Case ewe mist thee | 26 April 2006 at 7:27 am #

    who am eye said…
    it took ye a while to ACT nollege yer olden songs steev kulby. shirley eye didn’t imbarrys ewe, knot the grate steav kilbuy who sung thees sonks manny knights wiff joken & dafe. listen to uvver groops from ye olde daze & thees socks stan dupp very nice thanx a lot. if ewe finger it out hoo eye am, eye willie let ewe send me all coppys of churchy stuff so eye can compear olden tipe wurds with newen tipe wurds, maybee even poot them on my wall. as all ways it hasbeen (not ewe) a plessure & remember the white horse will ride ewe to hell … so there … & back
    be seeing ewe number 666
    from my PC

    pure white & deddly, it’s my love
    like a vicious knife she cuts ya & hurts ya & ruin yer life
    like a pungent scar she’ll jump in your brain & desex? your heart
    swab you up & swab you up & lick your wounds when the bleedin’ starts

    it doesn’t matter if you shoot her or drink her
    it doesn’t matter if she’s a girl or a man
    it doesn’t matter if you buy her or steel her
    she’s christine keeler she’s peter pan

    pure white & deddly it’s my fear
    like an angry man bash ya & slash ya
    & spoon feed you sand
    Like a shooting star you’ll fall out of site
    & desex your eyes
    Make it scream make it dream with a pack of lies

    it doesn’t matter if you shoot her or drink her
    it doesn’t matter if she’s a girl or a man
    it doesn’t matter if you buy her or steel her
    she’s christine keeler she’s peter pan

    insert a MOUNTAIN of a solo by DS

    pure white & deddly it’s my death
    like an acid burn hurting & flirting
    always nearing your turn
    in another day in another year
    like a dog at your throat
    deep in your voice making no choice
    there’s no suicide note

    it doesn’t matter if you shoot her or drink her
    it doesn’t matter if she’s a girl or a man
    it doesn’t matter if you buy her or steel her
    she’s christine keeler she’s peter pan

  7. avatar
    Andromeda7 | 26 April 2006 at 7:33 am #

    would love tpo be able to know the lyrics to ULTC – can you post please?


  8. avatar
    maybe grand | 26 April 2006 at 7:38 am #

    now fiendsss have ya ever noticed
    theres some silly man putting some olde
    and dreadful lyrics up on the comments?
    are they supposed to embarass me?
    (jesus, they sure do)
    but what is the real reason?
    cmon, unmask yaself,
    i gotta pretty good idea who you are
    or put some new ones up there
    gee it gives me the creeps to think of ya
    sitting in ya office typing that same olde
    nonsense everytime
    and cmon
    if ya really know me
    as i assume yer insinuating
    ya must have some worse ones up ya sleeve
    than those tired olde turkeys

  9. avatar
    captainmission | 26 April 2006 at 9:58 am #

    Hey Dutch



    but i always think of work as play

    so when i go to work i end up playing and not working

    its a trick i learnt at skool,

    where i learnt how to cloudburst and perfect my day dreaming skills.

    much more productive than logarithms seemed to be.

  10. avatar
    omingomak | 26 April 2006 at 11:08 am #

    sitting here early morning before the kiddies wake and listening to ultc…thank you brother for another beautiful musical trip…
    ahhh it’s gonna be a good day..

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 April 2006 at 12:22 pm #

    Blimey!!! The Comments today are up there and nudging ahead of SK’s Blog!! Easy guys..

  12. avatar
    invisiwoman | 26 April 2006 at 12:24 pm #

    Hi! I hope this day finds you well—Someday, I’d like to make you laugh–(‘spose it’d good to have goals)I’v been smitten fer over 20 ——albums—-Besta Hopes—-invisiwoman

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 April 2006 at 12:35 pm #

    Thank you SK for this offering. It resonates deeply with me.

  14. avatar
    John Garratt | 26 April 2006 at 1:07 pm #

    Is it just me, or does the guitar line for “She’ll Come Back For You Tomorrow” sound like the guitar line in “Band on the Run”?

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 April 2006 at 1:27 pm #

    this was beautiful.


  16. avatar
    CSTCoach | 26 April 2006 at 2:58 pm #

    ahh, that’s what i love about this place, why i keep coming back every day. one day poetry, another day a rant (that’s both hilarious and true), and sometimes just the day to day.

    today’s journey of images was really nice. i feel it.

  17. avatar
    daydreamer | 26 April 2006 at 3:30 pm #

    Oh to be able to describe the dream world the way you do! Simply stunning.

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 April 2006 at 3:36 pm #

    Commenters: your own blog might be a more appropriate venue for your lengthy creations. If its interesting, it will be read.

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 April 2006 at 5:09 pm #

    dear sk
    just catching up with
    your bloggie
    after a long weekend
    with my lovely birthday girl daughter
    beautiful unbirthday girl daughter
    amazing hubbie
    11 celebrating party girls in the backyard
    visiting sister helping
    with all
    i get very emotional
    on my children’s
    so beautiful i can
    hardly contain
    the feelings

    last night
    john and i
    had another
    hchcru listening party
    this time tin mine
    so gorgeous
    gold mine

    love your poetry
    love your rants
    love your music
    thank you for
    sharing it all
    and for being you


  20. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 26 April 2006 at 6:26 pm #

    Help me send a cyber kick to the post so I can receive ULTC in the mail today, k?

  21. avatar
    lily | 26 April 2006 at 6:55 pm #

    Beautiful, gorgeous, sparkling, brilliant…another one of your blog entries that spoke to all my senses and made my day.

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 April 2006 at 7:13 pm #

    may joseph arthur’s love be with you always

  23. avatar
    Brad | 26 April 2006 at 7:35 pm #

    My step daughter keeps drawing pictures of aliens with long gowns – of many colors. Some semi-creepy pictures. I sat here wanting to write a comment. I couldn’t think of a single good word Mr. Kilbey. “Great blog!” – boring. Looked down and saw one of her pictures, felt it was somehow related to the blog. ‘Ts all I got. Till tomorrow.


  24. avatar
    the dean | 26 April 2006 at 10:28 pm #

    You have some real vindictive weirdos leaving comments lately.

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 April 2006 at 11:03 pm #

    hey i’m glad you write your bloggie and i’m sure you’re only doing it for yourself.
    There are always going to be wankers who are jealous of you and what you have created for yourself.
    Let it go
    let it go.

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 April 2006 at 12:38 am #

    Anonymous of 1:36AM: what are you – the fucking moderator? You must be the one who’s being personally charged for the column inches of comments left. Personally, i’ll take the dreck with the gold. I don’t know where i’d be without the brand new euphemism for “not being able to score a root” that featured in this forum a few days ago: “i’ve been practicing the discipline of semen retention for some months now”. Oops, i think with that line they might’ve just fallen off the wagon….

    i’m sure the puppet master will delete what he feels is an utter waste of space. Let that be the measure. Alternatively, why don’t you publish a set of rules and guidelines for responsible commenting?

  27. avatar
    Brad | 27 April 2006 at 1:05 am #

    As a note, because I’m neurotic, in my above comment, “…I couldn’t think of a good word…” I mean’t that I just couldn’t think of anything. I did enjoy the post.


  28. avatar
    invisiwoman | 27 April 2006 at 1:52 am #

    All day, I’ve been a bit preoccupied,pondering this& that–thinking that perhaps I can help in some small way–instead of mere well wishes– I have an Idea–but silly me that’d require a real conversation-instead if me lookin’ over yer shoulder — yay or nay–seriously, I just wanna help.—-

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 April 2006 at 2:09 am #

    Kilbey, I think it’s shameful how you carried on in the public service. Couldn’t you have gone on the dole like any other self respecting rock star?

  30. avatar
    si-kli | 27 April 2006 at 2:44 am #

    You been messin with your mind again haven’t you steven.
    Cars,cameras,cats,administrators of fines just pictures of the imagination. Can’t be real.

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 April 2006 at 3:52 am #


    Nothing like like shaking the tree! Check out the above loser’s site! Nuff sed. I imagine he’s proud.

  32. avatar
    eek | 27 April 2006 at 5:30 am #

    I always feel like a thief when I read this without paying….

    Thank you Steve.

  33. avatar
    don joe | 27 April 2006 at 5:51 am #


    Great imagery, reminds of earthed, scatters attention across the divide to check places long forgotten; pleasentry comes banished by dires but i n joy’d the ride…pls a nice hardback collection all dripping in velvet and leather of dreamscapes from your interior nether world steve.

    i would cherish.

    for ever grateful:)

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 April 2006 at 7:38 am #

    Saucer of milk to Anonymous 10.38 am!

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 April 2006 at 7:40 am #

    I’ve been taking note of the ULTC ‘critiques’. Surprisingly, no one has said, “Crank it up!” (Until now, that is!)

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 April 2006 at 8:35 am #

    i like you. i like the new choich album. wait, i think i love the new choich album. and i may…

    — dh

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 April 2006 at 10:29 am #

    How many times do music critics listen to an album before deadlines necessitate their judgemental scribblings? Some albums, yes, once is enough, but, using a literary equivelent, who could honestly write about Ulysses after a single read. So we can’t really take their word for it on more complex works, can we? The thing with ULTC, however, it that it hits immediately, and then continues to suffuse. SK’s voice sounds timeless. Love Marty’s song, love Pete’s song, looking forward to further exploration. I think we can honestly now say that the church are the only band to have been around for 25 years and still haven’t lost it.

  38. avatar
    Dig | 27 April 2006 at 10:47 am #

    Fucking brilliant

  39. avatar
    light-relief | 27 April 2006 at 11:48 am #

    grapefruit moon
    one star shining
    shining down on me…..
    I heard that tune
    Now I’m pining
    Honey can’t you see
    That every time I hear that melody
    Something breaks inside….

    Don’t you just adore Tom Waits AND the Church?

  40. avatar
    MEM | 27 April 2006 at 1:27 pm #

    ..negates the exit, cute..

    Now, i see,
    or maybe i always
    have, but i
    don’t want to

    you know…

    “Lift up your
    eyes and look
    at the cloud
    and the light
    within it
    the stars
    surrounding it”

    “The star that leads
    the way
    your star.”

    from: The Secret account of the revelation
    that J. Christ sopke in conversation with J. Iscariot

    comes with the fall

    writen on

    13 pages

    look into


  41. avatar
    si-kli | 27 April 2006 at 1:33 pm #

    dear anon 1:52. I don’t know why i’d be proud over some stupid glib remark I make concerning an interesting cascade of visionary prose posted. Expression can be anything it wants, and this guy is very good at that, unfettered. Yeah I’m a loser, i’ve lost it all at times, but always gained more. I if you think i haven’t shaken a tree, i get cyclone’s that strip the leaves, but after a while you get buds. cheers

  42. avatar
    Trickster | 27 April 2006 at 1:45 pm #

    I’m dancing barefoot, skil-bro…

    you are my heroine.

  43. avatar
    verdelay | 27 April 2006 at 7:49 pm #

    yep. day centre for drug fucked mystics.

  44. avatar
    Daberhasher | 28 April 2006 at 1:40 am #


    nice autumn waves down there…


  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 April 2006 at 4:54 am #

    Where are you sk? It’s so hard to bear not reading something from you everyday! Are you ok? Say something!


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