posted on May 16, 2007 at 12:51 am

this is so easy for me
everywhere i wanted to be
being in time
being in love
surrounded by the stars
willing at last and forever
5 daughters of my flesh
to carry on
the work
the great work
however they see fit
and somebody in the crowd, a baker
called out
what is the great work, white hippy moses?
tell us that we may share in it…
to change yourself
you are the canvas
you are the instruments
you are the hammers n nails
grow greater than you are
make mistakes n get up
be resilient
be sient
who is whispering to you
deep deep deep down
so still
the water drip drop drip
air filled with soft humming
blessed darkness
aware from the suns glare
blind transparent fish in black water
common darkness we all share
whence we come thither we go
vibrating the lords sacred names on my tongue
spitting foul blasphemies
do not enter until you are certain
when you open that dorr….
that door you have travelled towards
all your life
go through
turn back
what does white hippy moses care
only everything

40 Responses to “pleasure”

  1. avatar
    snowfaller | 16 May 2007 at 2:29 am #

    I hope your nose isn’t too tired from typing this!

    Thanks for the surprise.

  2. avatar
    Leelinau | 16 May 2007 at 2:40 am #

    “Mac AV,
    system overload,
    the audio engine
    was not able to
    process all the
    required data in time,
    time, time…”


  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 May 2007 at 3:01 am #

    Actually, that door looks a lot like a mirror……

    The astral conspirator.
    – Looks like love is back on the tracks for the Pair of One Heart. Bless yous.

  4. avatar
    JJ | 16 May 2007 at 3:27 am #

    I hear you. I’m listening. I’ve always been listening, watching the skies, scanning distant stars.

    I change me. They can’t change me, despite their efforts.

  5. avatar
    CSTCoach | 16 May 2007 at 3:50 am #

    “what is the great work, white hippy moses?
    tell us that we may share in it…
    to change yourself
    you are the canvas
    you are the instruments
    you are the hammers n nails
    grow greater than you are
    make mistakes n get up”

    That’s exactly why i’ve been drawn to your work for the past two decades. it’s inspired me to do just that, and to keep doing it when all the doors remained callously bolted in my face. but they can’t keep ya out forever, as i’ve learned. you’ve gotta have only that single outcome in mind. there can be no other. sure, it may take twenty years. if so, it takes twenty years. what difference?

    thank you for that.


  6. avatar
    the dean | 16 May 2007 at 4:04 am #

    Unfortunately I am fully agitated today and could not fully appreciate your gentle blog.
    The reason being is the political leaders and would-be leaders of this bodgy nation will not meet the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama, the man of peace and compassion. What is wrong with these specimens? I gotta go and meditate before I blow a blood vessel.

  7. avatar
    eek | 16 May 2007 at 4:07 am #

    You sound happy and balanced, Steve. Nice to read.
    snowfaller — I laughed so hard at the nose typing I scared the cats!

  8. avatar
    EARTHFRIEND | 16 May 2007 at 4:11 am #

    nice comeback…
    Ne iko

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 May 2007 at 4:19 am #

    yes ..eee ,cheers.snowfaller..keep em comin! morning,Mr K..heres to you ,too!bring on the dancing girls….peel me a grape…and one for Mr Kilbey n co. nfiends ,as well !love ,genx xxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 May 2007 at 5:32 am #


    r u male or female

  11. avatar
    Benjamin Meiklejohn | 16 May 2007 at 5:41 am #

    Hi Steve, I’ve been a Church fan since my adolescence (WAY pre-Starfish!). In fact, my favorite band all around. I’ve been amplifying my oboe and playing it through effects for twenty years now and am ready to get my band Hoboe on the touring show… if you ever want some space oboe tracks on your stuff… well, I live in Maine, and would be honored to travel to Delaware!

    Zen Ben

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 May 2007 at 6:12 am #

    sk=hero poet, paternal icon, aesthetik guru, vicarious yogi. sk has emotions like the ocean. he lives the dream.

  13. avatar
    malcolm arkey | 16 May 2007 at 6:55 am #


    And so we go on
    strutting like peacocks
    parading opinions
    like cheap
    tarts and lords
    who think they are special
    cursing each other
    secretly hoping
    the others will
    trip, stumble and fall
    and caring not for
    how all this will
    be re-perceived
    in the flash of
    our death-bed moments.

  14. avatar
    lily was here | 16 May 2007 at 7:48 am #

    Pleasure: my favourite topic ever. Good advice white hippy.

    lol Snowfaller. On that topic and keeping in line with the recent body part comments I’d like to say that Steve you have a very nice, interesting nose
    sc x

    LOVE – sorry b bon, u cant MAKE it stay, it has a mind of its own. Best advice i can give is to never smother it, nor take it for granted. 18yrs of marriage, i can vouch for it.

  15. avatar
    lily was here | 16 May 2007 at 7:53 am #

    Your nose looks good in profile.

  16. avatar
    calling down baal and zeus | 16 May 2007 at 8:28 am #


  17. avatar
    kat | 16 May 2007 at 9:28 am #

    i keep going in and out the door.. and it even hits me in the ass, sk!!

  18. avatar
    Paul Scott Fulker | 16 May 2007 at 9:33 am #

    Hi Steve i am at work in Brighton UK, you know the place with pebbles and no sand, at work in my office on my lonesome but for The Church playing on my cd player The Blurred Crusade, “you took a piece of my heart” is soothing my working day thanks dude your a pleasure of mine.

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 May 2007 at 9:37 am #

    You do sound much happier than a few weeks ago sk. Eventhough you would have missed your family when you got back home, time alone is sometimes a blessing in disguise.
    I hope they’re all back safe and sound….now you can start to plan your extended tour of Melbourne ha ha, yeah you promised!!!

    Love you always,
    A Prinzi

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 May 2007 at 9:58 am #

    and so it was that moses, limp of wrist and crooked of bespectacles gazed upon his flock and declared ” do I look good in these shorts my people?”

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 May 2007 at 10:15 am #

    You are a worker of small miracles, Steve, at your best you are sublime…your music brings goosebumps…I watch the stars but it’s the face of the moon I turn my attention to when I’m nightgazing…it knows my sins and adulteries and still it doesn’t strike me down…maybe it should…
    -The Hellbound Heart

  22. avatar
    veleska1970 | 16 May 2007 at 10:17 am #

    hello~~wasn’t expecting to see you back so soon. how’s the hands? better, i hope. 🙂

    nice one today….we always hope our children don’t make the mistakes we do, that they will do better. and as far as opening the door and then turning back, i’m not sure i’d want to repeat everything again.


    lotza love…..

  23. avatar
    eek | 16 May 2007 at 11:21 am #

    anon at 3:32pm — and I was so sure when I picked eek as a username I’d solved that problem. 🙁

  24. avatar
    captain lockheed | 16 May 2007 at 1:22 pm #

    Oi Steve,
    I saw Hawkwind in London in November 1982. Started in near darkness with swirling synths n cacophany from the void – over which Michael Moorcock spouted poetry about the edge of time (not the same as the stuff on WATEOT lp), building to a crescendo as the band hammered in.
    Strange gig – old stuff like Psychedelic Warlords, new stuff like Utopia, Nik Turner doing Calvert’s Steppenwolf, and a thunderous tribal howl called Ghost Dance.

    Next band I saw was The Church at Sheffield Leadmill, 3 weeks later!

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 May 2007 at 1:32 pm #

    Fuck coming back here again!
    I’ll choose oblivion over reincarnation every time…ok, that’s a joke, but the sentiment’s accurate: I NEVER want to endure another round of this shit!

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 May 2007 at 2:35 pm #

    How to make love stay within a romantic relationship or friendship:
    NEVER pick a fight when you’re drunk!


  27. avatar
    Cee | 16 May 2007 at 3:46 pm #

    Duct tape…lots of duct tape!

  28. avatar
    veleska1970 | 16 May 2007 at 4:58 pm #

    how to make love stay~? be truthful and devoted and polite. “please” and “thank you” never go out of style. and you can never say “i love you” enough~~you never know when it will be the last time you say it, because ANYTHING can happen in a flash.

  29. avatar
    fantasticandy | 16 May 2007 at 5:58 pm #

    oh veleska!
    how true that is.
    however chrissy and i have been together for thirty years now.
    it ain’t been easy.
    but what is?
    take care people,

  30. avatar
    ~ | 16 May 2007 at 6:29 pm #

    if ya wanna make love
    always argue


  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 May 2007 at 6:56 pm #

    Wait… what’s this? Your Name’s not Vishnu, it’s YWH? wtf?

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 May 2007 at 8:11 pm #

    Hey Trout,

    About your architecture prof. whom is a like image of our Killa. Is the prof.s’ initials B.B. per chance?


  33. avatar
    davem | 16 May 2007 at 8:31 pm #

    Beuatiful today SK. Thanks.
    Me and Missus M now at 25 years.
    Would say it’s been a rollercoaster but that King of Spacerock, Ronan Keating, beat me to it…..


  34. avatar
    knot | 16 May 2007 at 8:31 pm #

    monarch metamorphosis
    imago, larvae
    a road through time
    an alphabet ladder to climb
    inchworm & argot
    the dark x-ray find

  35. avatar
    mattdavison | 16 May 2007 at 10:23 pm #

    Kia Ora, Everyone!!

    – the manic street preachers newy is awesome…

    and well! love and hugs to ya all..
    even that anon: emotionless retard who writes those weird comments.


  36. avatar
    eek | 16 May 2007 at 10:34 pm #

    cee — I agree. duct tape is good for everything! 😉

  37. avatar
    isolde | 16 May 2007 at 10:36 pm #

    daughters of the milky way
    shine in the southern cross
    north | south | east | west |south west

  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 May 2007 at 11:16 pm #

    MMMMMmmmm……duck tape,huh ?…have a dear old friend who is often proclaiming that…”Its been sooooooo long since I had sex,Ive forgotten who ties up who,and why
    also {in jest,of course} says his showstopper,which is “I am concerned,that I may be reincarnated as a goat….and no longer find them sexually attractive”…….funny old thing,he is….a gentleman rogue……genx xxxxx.!!”…mind you he also

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 May 2007 at 11:46 pm #

    Hey Laurie,

    I am not an architecture professor…but I’m thinking of taking it up.


  40. avatar
    Cee | 17 May 2007 at 5:00 pm #



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