posted on February 14, 2006 at 11:26 pm

whats going on?
on the tip of my mind
i can see that there is
one theory that will tie everything together
look at nature
listen to beautiful music
observe the forms
see the similarities in language and dance
see its changing shapes
its layers of light
the ripples like cascading guitars
its tide like the bass
underwater, hear the rocks and bed
rocking down there
like percussion

i cant stay long today
i have a million things to do
i love you
i miss you
behave yourselves

37 Responses to “pictures of the gone world”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 February 2006 at 11:38 pm #

    Fuck u too then!!!

  2. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 14 February 2006 at 11:49 pm #

    observe the forms
    see the similarities in language and dance

    Observa las formas
    Ve las similaridades entre el lenguaje y el baile.

    Tambien tengo un millon de que hacer.

    It’s all mixed up.


  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 February 2006 at 12:00 am #

    Yeah to heck with U2!
    Bono can kiss my a$$!
    Joshus Tree, Smoshua Tree!
    They suck!

  4. avatar
    OTTOMT | 15 February 2006 at 12:09 am #

    in an instant i remember everything

  5. avatar
    captainmission | 15 February 2006 at 12:18 am #

    steve, i think they call it ‘superstrings.’ you’re band plays them man, i been telling the world that for a few years but apparently it takes a few decades for these things to become public knowledge.
    have a brilliant day

  6. avatar
    Handyman | 15 February 2006 at 12:36 am #

    That was as perfect and as eloquent as it gets. Thanks for thinking of us on even a busy day. We do the same with you Steve.


  7. avatar
    bless our nakedness | 15 February 2006 at 12:42 am #

    to see ourselves
    we have to be ourselves
    to be ourselves
    we have to be nothing else

  8. avatar
    YouthWorshipper | 15 February 2006 at 1:21 am #

    I’ve just been for my bi-yearly medical that’s a compulsory chore that comes with my job, but at least I’ll know I’m 100%…. Or was I ?

    Nurse: “Morning, come into the room thanks! Do we do a drug test with this medical? I’m not sure”

    Me: “NO! we definately don’t
    Sister(s! Only when promoting to another safety critical role, or when I make an unexplainable mistake mistake in my job.

    “Pee in this saucer for a sugar analysis” – Fine – Borocca yellow.

    Read out these letters on this chart (which were smaller than crabs on your nuts.. not that I’d know that) Mostly right in yer left eye, perfect in your right.

    Hearing – Hmmm, your such n such range is poor,(quietest sounds) Well I did have two fucking jumbo jets fly over med center during testing of weakest tweaks!!! What do you expect

    Blood Pressure – 140 over 90, “Hmmm that’s a bit high Mr. Might have to go see your GP about that”

    ESG (heart test) and wired up to this Vox AC heart analyser machine with 2 x Celestion 12’s, like I’m fucking Peter Koppes’ stage gat FX pedels or sumin.

    I walk away feeling somwot Rent-a Dent, down to my dealer’s, and looking forward to sitting on a rock and looking forward to..but will I be able to :

    See Layers of Light
    Hear Ripples and rocks and bed of bass

    Ever live to see the day I open the gig guide and see :

    “The Church”

    LIVE in Middle Earth

    Transmission Room


    April 1 2006.

    book at Tikatackle

    Or die before those yawn of a hardy annuals U2 land here to perform yet again on St Patricks

    Fuck The Edge – he needs some lessons from PK

    I’m still hear and will be when you return from your busy day..

    What ya doing Dutch Boy??

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 February 2006 at 1:23 am #

    Have a great day Steve šŸ™‚ Lots a’ love. Anon.

  10. avatar
    semtex | 15 February 2006 at 1:48 am #

    One more day I may forget my reason, you are the name of every man that I meet. There is no reason to struggle.
    Nothing on earth you should fear,this ice will all melt down and we’ll be washed away.Funny how it seems important here and now – ’cause your wife doesn’t understand
    a carnation in your buttonhole…I never understand why you put up your hand. You shouldn’t have to feel so frightened. Oh Mr Silver please come in!

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 February 2006 at 2:03 am #

    Youth Worshipper,
    Feelin Fat & Ugly today – don’t know why – must be the weather.
    At the ripe old age of 44 I normally look at myself in the mirror & think I look better with my clothes off than on …
    Delusional they call it.
    Anyhow I think SK’s honesty works better than mine.

    Dutched Pierre

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 February 2006 at 2:04 am #

    PS: I’m sure you don’t mind us entertaining ourselves for a day in lieu of the short blogge.

    Dutch Pierre

  13. avatar
    Azza | 15 February 2006 at 2:24 am #

    Short and sweet steve. Thought provoking and insightful. Thank you.

  14. avatar
    fergal | 15 February 2006 at 2:34 am #

    something about glissando insects, or similar?

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 February 2006 at 2:38 am #

    Short, swoony, sweet little ramble Mr. Kay
    Tis beeyouteeful!

    We’ll try to behave, but when the cat’s away, the mice will have their way! šŸ™‚

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 February 2006 at 2:47 am #

    Steve, if you haven’t been there already, I refer you to Kerouac’s book, BIG SUR, and his admirable attempt to record the sound of the sea in words…regards.

  17. avatar
    mike | 15 February 2006 at 2:50 am #

    I’m still thinking about you meeting Neil Diamond …..

  18. avatar
    thedean | 15 February 2006 at 2:51 am #

    einstein tried to devise a universal theory of everything. He assumed that this would prove the existence of God, he totally screwed up.

    neil young said ‘it’s all one song’

    sk said ‘life the new frontier, an interlude eternity’


  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 February 2006 at 3:05 am #

    oh youthworshipper,
    if you ever do have to have THAT KIND of p.p. test, just say you’re having asparagus issues. That’ll clear you.
    Your Welcome.

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 February 2006 at 3:14 am #

    hey semtex,
    What are you on about?
    or what are you on?

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 February 2006 at 3:27 am #

    dear steve
    thank you for the
    beautiful ideas
    and for
    for spending a nice
    chunk of the morning
    with me
    (little did you know)

    you provided the
    most lovely soundtrack
    for my valentine cookie
    decorating extravaganza
    hob followed by
    sk acoustic & intimate

    the cookies were
    a huge hit at school
    and at home

    love you

  22. avatar
    AAA | 15 February 2006 at 3:55 am #

    back dating re blog – some years ago I worked on a Cattle Station in the middle of somewhere – beautiful landscape – red – time stopped – very rough – early 80s – the station owners cassette collection – Country and Western – bad, very bad C&W – and one Neil Diamond cassette tape and 4hours drive to the nearest shoppe – no radio – plenty of time for thinking ….

  23. avatar
    Laurie | 15 February 2006 at 3:58 am #

    What a pleasant thing to say Duane, I couldn’t have said it better myself.

    Well Steve, if you must know….I’m not as polite about not being able to say as much as I’d like. Right now, I’ve got a deadline of midnight…on V.Day. I wish I had a few more clip on lights, a miners light so I could be hands free for those important details. More light period! and the color of light that your referring to ‘refraction’. It’s beautiful, absolutely…in theory and experience.

  24. avatar
    george | 15 February 2006 at 6:11 am #

    would you ever use this blogge to enlighten us about some of the inspirations for your lyrics? i know it may seem crass to ask for you to pull away the curtain revealing the little old wizard, but your words are often so specific I just can’t help wonderin…what brought this on was listening to “other time” last night from Unearthed. I was so pleased to get the remastered version recently, especially your liner notes…as clever as this blogge. thanks.

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 February 2006 at 6:41 am #

    Yeah, sk. Now that the controversy has died down, the excitement is over, she’s but a distant memory offering occasional flashbacks on weekend news updates and we’ve all forgotten about her indiscretions with diesel, could you please tell me if You’re still beautiful is about Jennifer Keyte? C’mon, man, PLEASE. The fricking suspense has been killing me, eating away at me for well over a decade.

  26. avatar
    krissythegroupie | 15 February 2006 at 7:52 am #

    Pretty, pretty! Short and sweet and šŸ™‚

  27. avatar
    Darko Flagg | 15 February 2006 at 8:32 am #

    Dearest Lost Unkle,
    Mick Karn is amazing…Got into later Japan.. the new stuff is just fantastic.. Did you ever get into any VdGG or Peter Hammill? Just wonderin..

    …the umbilical cord is ripped –
    here we all are in free fall.

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 February 2006 at 11:55 am #

    god is the theory of everything. the theory. and the man with the sluggish moustache was right – we still don’t know what to do now we’ve killed him.

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 February 2006 at 1:06 pm #

    Confucius say: “Man who stand on toilet is high on pot.”

    Well, Im no poet

  30. avatar
    Malika | 15 February 2006 at 2:19 pm #

    Steve Baybey,

    Now into poetry, paiting & lettering.
    Working, dreaming, writing…

    & so, inevitably thinking of U.
    Missing U all too,


  31. avatar
    Rubikon | 15 February 2006 at 3:03 pm #

    “I have always thought at the back of my mind; Cheese and Onions”

  32. avatar
    spongebather | 15 February 2006 at 4:47 pm #

    Please keep feeding us the blogge, Steve. Us Kilblings need to suckle from the blogge every day. With the passage of each 24 hours I look up from the teat of the blogge with bleary, glossy eyes waiting for the next text. 400 teats from which we feed, our mouths grotesquely attached to the blogge like lampreys and our collective heartbeat slowing until the next passage is delivered.

  33. avatar
    Malika | 15 February 2006 at 5:43 pm #

    Steve Baybey,

    Whoops, sorry… made a funny little mistake !…
    So, once again :

    Now into poetry, painting & lettering.
    Working, dreaming, writing…

    & so, inevitably thinking of U.
    Missing U all too,


  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 February 2006 at 10:47 pm #


    Part time Blogger to assist busy full time Bricklayer

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 February 2006 at 10:57 pm #

    I need YOU now!!!!

    If you have the following attributes please apply forthwith:

    You are a responsible well mannered driver

    Can tell the difference between a glam rocker and a bohemian

    Can tell the difference between Ralph McTell & a folk artiste

    Are cynical and have the gift of the gab

    Hates U2

    Are prepared to drive from Blacktown to Bondi in a Hyundai Getz when required

    Can adapt to any menial task

    able to change a dirty nappy

    Call me now!!! I’m busy. :))

  36. avatar
    Luca | 16 February 2006 at 9:51 am #

    Dear steve… it’s really interesting to know your ideas about music and reminds me the strange beautiful atmosphere of “I kept everything”…yeah, in that song I feel nature somehow….really good! I hope you’ll read this… I’m only 17, but I’m one of your greatest fan!
    Cheers from Italy

  37. avatar
    Rubikon | 16 February 2006 at 10:36 am #

    Dear Anon..

    Iā€™d love to, but I live a little too far away ā€“ in the Antipodean (to you) Olde South (West) Wales.

    I would have thought you’d have outgrown Nappies though šŸ˜‰

    I can’t say I hate U2 – I’m just totally indifferent to their emerald charms.

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