posted on March 12, 2008 at 1:09 am

god cannot give you free will
and still intervene
can god make 1 + 1 = 3 ?
i know eventually we will see the reason for everything
but god works in mysterious ways
my friend matty
a fuckin’ upright honest hardworking cheerful man
kind to all n sundry
this thing been eating him for nearly ten years
hes had radio
hes had fuckin’ chemo
hes had steroids
hes had xrays n 2 very very nasty ops
hes just fallin’ in love n bought a house
with a lovely lady with a childe that both love him
he has never once to me complained or seemed scared
he knows this fuckin tumour is gonna get him eventually
i blame mobile phones…partially
want my mobile phone number
here it is 00000000000
thats right
my fuckin intuition says nevets dont use mobile phones
my intuition says micro waves are fuckin’ deadly
my intuition says all the internet signal is getting us too
my intuition says tv irradiate us with invisible fallout too
my intuition says the stuff in fuckin’ meat is deadly
my intuition says cheese in beer will fuck up yer face
my intuition said saddam has no weapons..this war is a sham
my intuition said the day bush was elected many many will suffer
(remember i was in u.s. then)
my intuition told me i would marry natalie dalton after one day
my intuition said to me play the bass …one day you’ll be good
my intuition has been wrong too
many times
a false intuition imitating the real one
ok enough
matt, wherever you are right now
theres a whole lotta people behind you boy, in spirit
i will never be able to say how much i have admired your courage
even if you get out of this one …
i hope it will inspire me when my time comes to face such horrors
god if you are listening
if you do exist
as i keep telling my fiendss that you do
i know you cant intervene exactly
not directly
or can you?
whatever you can….
he really does deserve it
my daughter scarlet who looks a lot like joyce bennett
and mimi kilbey who is my niece,
is quite brilliant
she is definitely a genius
an opera singer
a sculptress
a female prime minister
a feisty wench who is gonna break a few hearts
oh no
how can i admit this to my self and the fiendss…?
she likes the sodding wiggles
the wiggles are so god damned ball crushingly bad
vishnu knows as a father of 5
ive sat through some rubbish
i mean most kids shows are rubbish
if yer a 50 odd year old hippy idiot with a penchant for surrealism
barney the dinosaur is near pornographic in its dripping syrup
play school is like regular adults pretending to be morons
the cartoons…sponge bob should be banned..its just muck
the junk they had when i was a kid…
in all my hours of kiddy tripe
im sorry
the wiggles is the most insultingly pathetic waste of your precious time
oh look im mopping the floor
all the wiggles break into song
hes mopping the floor hes mopping the floor
music guaranteed to be the most bland underdone blaaagh!
its not even music..its….i dunno
then the dance routines
the dialogue
the other characters.. capn fuckin’ feathersword…OH SWEET JESUS!
there is not one redeeming feature except
the incredible thrill i get out of inflicting the thought on myself that
these 4 talentless drips
are some of the richest blokes in aushtralia
and i
you know the rest……
i guess none o the wiggles were junkies..
break into song
stevie was a junkie stevie was a junkie
captn feathersword : stevie was a junkie
dorothy the fuckin’ dinosaur : stevie was a junkie
and a chrus line of b-dancers dressed up as bouncy syringes
anyway my daughter scarlet likes it
daddy daddy the wiggles the wiggles!
no oh my flesh you mortify me with this request…
oh dear
mercator projection is almost ready
it is
it is mwp sk tp jorden b and william b
our space rock night xmas 2005
soon coming your way
live recording
space rock classics +
dvd too soon…?
leave you with these words

44 Responses to “points in the distance”

  1. avatar
    the dean | 12 March 2008 at 2:33 am #

    You can call your spacerock outfit the High Five or has that been done?

  2. avatar
    JJ | 12 March 2008 at 2:47 am #

    TTB –

    My sincerest best wishes and hopes for Matt. If intervention is desperately real, let it be reality. I don’t know. Lost my dad last October, now my mom in hospital; desperate times. Hope Matt can recover.

    Don’t know the Wiggles, my son’s almost 18, but he had Barney way back when and i could not stomach that schmaltzy crap…especially that whining, cloying “Baby Bop.” Gawd. Awful, awful. Seen Spongebob and Patrick, check. Wiggles: no check.

    “Nutmeg, toothbrush, faucet”……what mystery is this? Nutmeg-flavored toothpaste in front of the sink?


  3. avatar
    the dean | 12 March 2008 at 3:13 am #

    I believe that spacerock xmas was 2006 but time and space are all relative as one mad scientist once hypothesized.
    That was a great night, rocked in four dimensions that we know of.

  4. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 12 March 2008 at 3:21 am #

    so please tell me, what ever happened to the “electric” magnetic strip tour of my fucked up US of A, I guess you really did pass on my rockumentary esskay, sad but true…
    looks like Jonny is never going to get back to Hollywood

    ps. here’s to your mate matty, D A I – K O O – M Y O – H O N – S H A -Z E – S H O – N E N again and again…
    Ne ik’O’

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 March 2008 at 3:23 am #

    when i was that age
    we had a show called H.R. Puff N Stuff
    which enthralled my infantile mind
    must have known even then
    that one day
    Puff N Stuff and I were destined to be friends

  6. avatar
    Celticat | 12 March 2008 at 3:48 am #

    Banana Splits, HR PuffnStuff, Auto Cat, Nutty Squirrels,Kimba the White Lion, aaaaaaaaaarrrrggh!!

    Hubba Hubba Space Rock. You make it – we will come..

    Sorry about your mate, it’s a shit of a thing and I’m thinking about you.


  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 March 2008 at 4:15 am #

    mercator projection

    Now i’m hyped -that show was amaizing – you should tour it

  8. avatar
    syrinx | 12 March 2008 at 4:49 am #

    Zoom and The Electric Company. Morgan Freeman as the EZ Reader…


    Zoom! Z double O M Box 350
    Boston Mass
    OH two ONE three FOUR..!!

    Man. Where am I?

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 March 2008 at 4:57 am #

    “Devil-squirrel Kilbeysword!”now thats cool for cats!hee hee! ;D

  10. avatar
    Richard | 12 March 2008 at 5:14 am #

    did the Church ever contemplate doing the Cockroaches thing?

    if a mediocre party band could turns itself into a pack of skivvied billionaires imagine what you blokes could have done!

    I have visions of all these toodlers in paisley shirts and tight black jeans crowding a shopping centre stage as MWP lets rip with a ten minute xylophone solo

    sure would have changed the world

  11. avatar
    Richard | 12 March 2008 at 5:16 am #

    oops… maybe ‘toodlers’ would be the name for the new tribe

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 March 2008 at 5:42 am #

    richard-YES!..and they could cover songs like xtc’s senses working overtime:1,2,3,4,5!and prince’s “little red corvette”would beat the big red car anyday!…i can see the flowerchildren already,and the smell of strawberry perfume,yeah!;-)

  13. avatar
    Galamor the wizard | 12 March 2008 at 5:42 am #

    Lighten up Steve!!
    Kids are also impregnated with religion at a young age and that does FAR more damage to their heads and the world around them than Dorethy the Dinasaur!!!

  14. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 12 March 2008 at 6:15 am #

    please excuse “Hollywood” esskay, he is having a hard time dealing with all this, he could sure use some lovin’ from all of you guys, i think he deserves some lovin’ don’t you…
    Jonny Moondog

  15. avatar
    lily was here | 12 March 2008 at 7:24 am #

    YEAH! Oh god yeah..The bad black Giggles comin’ your way to rock kids into some sense. Kids LOVE naughty mischievous stuff, i tell you, there’s a serious gap needs fulfilling in child “entertainment”. And you could wear disguises so you dont get mauled by the young mum groupies.. you’d probably like that though


    Groovie goolies, banana splits, Kimba, wacky races, pufnstuf etc. Those were the days my friend! The Bugaloos 🙂 ha! no wonder we took drugs

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 March 2008 at 8:02 am #

    hello…how are ya’ll??? greetings from austin texas…just saw My morning jacket- for free- and free Booze!!!! sponsered by the IFC..pre-sxsw, you know. Yo la tengo was kinda ok…but My GOd, Jesus H…MMJ Rock!!! it’s absurd…blaring divine beauty!! small tastefull club..oh yeah!!! there is hope!!! hear ye hear ye…I am drunk…and it is good .. Jesus Fucking Christ- MMJ Know how to rock…It was like heavy metal or sumthing much much better…you just scream out again and again..and it;’s ok…no inhibtions…Anyway…cheers.. Dee ~*~ I love you SK…maybe I’ll let ya know about Sxsw shit, if yer innarested…Daniel Lanois manana!!! here is what is..check him out on myspace…and Joe arthur everyday at day parties.!! an insiders dream>>>but I’m committed to having a Good tinme and finding some p[layers and m,aybe some PUSSY..ha ha ,,, love to all…Dee( is sponsered spelled right?? looks funny)

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 March 2008 at 8:10 am #


    You “deist” point was somewhat new to me, thanks for that. I am just not convinced this guy is there : )

    Nietzsche once said that God is a “too extreme hypothesis”.

    Your reasoning is theologically solid but in the end we have a very snooker-like social (!) calculus for a non-existant effect. It’s Ockham’s razor on the throat of God.

    Of course I don’t know any better ! : D You could be right in the end.

    From a socio-biological viewpoint, we as apes have a tendency to see persons, agents behind everything. I’m no Dawkins worshipper, but evolution has honed us for exactly this kind of “Big Brother” social calculus. And there the flaw lies. We start to see agents behind physics.

    Let’s imagine I go to a bar with you. I go to the toilet and leave my wallet on the table. When I come back, my wallet has disappeared. I immediately start thinking who stole it. As social beings, t h i s is what we are wired for, but in cosmology it does not work !!

    For the creationists the bare fact that reality exists means “some uncle has created it”. It doesn’t necessarily have to be so.

    If you are interested, read Pascal Boyer or even the unnecessarily-hostile-to-religion Dawkins book.

    “Whom are you waiting for..? – Godot”.

    – Lebrinho

  18. avatar
    captain mission | 12 March 2008 at 9:33 am #

    ‘the clangers’ was my fave, strange little creatures living on a moon, shuffling around harmlessly eating soup from a soup dragon that lived deep inside a crater, but they took it off when they said kids were not learning anything from it as there was no voices, just the soft whispers of there little creatures going about their buisness.

    then there was a book i really loved by a lady called jove something about momingtrolls, very cool creatures that come from sweden or finland.
    but the stuff they shove down kids now is just tripe, no imagination, no creativity.

    great news about the space rock shows, that was such a great night, wonderful stuff.

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 March 2008 at 10:21 am #

    i hope your friend will be ok. mobs are good for texting tho. i don’t use them much for calls

  20. avatar
    eek | 12 March 2008 at 10:21 am #

    I think the Wiggles might be Scarlet’s guilty pleasure. On the plus side, she should grow out of them within a few years. 🙂

    there is not one redeeming feature except
    the incredible thrill i get out of inflicting the thought on myself that
    these 4 talentless drips
    are some of the richest blokes in aushtralia
    and i
    you know the rest……

    But Steve…you have us! Can any of the Wiggles say that? I don’t think so! Just think, if you were stinking rich you wouldn’t have most of us…of course you wouldn’t care either, but I’m trying to look at the bright side damn it!

    mercator projection is almost ready

    Oooh! Nice!

    Good vibes to Matty C.

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 March 2008 at 10:31 am #

    Captain: The author is Tove Jansson and the character is Moomin troll. This is the best loved finnish children’s book character ever. The books are truly magical and have strange depth for adult readers too.

    The author was a finn who spoke swedish as her native language, so you are correct in a way : )

    Sorry for flooding the site today, but Scandinavia is minha terra, so I had to mention this one.

    – Lebrinho

  22. avatar
    princey | 12 March 2008 at 10:33 am #

    Don’t worry sk, my intuition tells me little sk will “get over” the Wiggles sooner than you think, my little one (almost) has.(after 2 years!!), I thought it would never happen! (it’s shifted to superheroes now..ahhh!).
    Can’t wait for yet another live recording AND!
    I had a listen to those “rare demos” of yours on youtube last night…are they from the 70’s?? (cute pics too!)
    love Amanda

  23. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 12 March 2008 at 10:44 am #

    alas, my daughter had a wiggles period and a my little pony period and we’re currently going through a dora the explorer period…just be grateful that it’s not BRATZ (aka slutz) that youre little ones are into…horrendous things, they are…
    my thoughts are with you and matty…no real reason or rhyme is there…
    as far as some upcoming new music…BRING IT ON!!!!
    love always…
    (ps thanks to the kind souls from last night)

  24. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 12 March 2008 at 10:45 am #

    your…god i’m a doofus sometimes…

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 March 2008 at 11:43 am #

    Wasn’t Doofus an Egyptian god?
    Oh no, Hang on, that was Anubis.

  26. avatar
    Ross B | 12 March 2008 at 12:18 pm #

    It’s very saddening to hear the story about Matt, because there’s just nothing worse in life watching someone you genuinely love and care for become very ill, it’s horribly agonising and gut-wrenching ….but I suppose it’s part of life’s tapestry that most of us face, it’s just particularly the hard part of life’s tapestry..

    As for the cockroaches, well I remember them doing the friggin’ Cock’n’Bull in BJ (I never saw them), they were probably deciding then what the best way was to make some real money, well, as it turns out, they found it!

    But hey, your intuition told you to “ bass…one day you’ll be good” – well Killer, you’re the BEST!!! If you don’t mind me saying, and if it doesn’t sound too corny, my favourite bass album is OS&Hearts – that propulsive, sliding, virtuosic Fender-P – never fails to totally excite & inspire me! ….LOVE IT!!

    Have a good evening/day/afternoon,
    Rb from Charo X

  27. avatar
    Ethereal Butterfly | 12 March 2008 at 12:32 pm #

    Where’s your Chrystal SK?…..

    Go with the flow

    let go

    in -to -it


    (p.s I always thought that the Wiggles were really designed to give stay at home mums something to watch!!! I always thought Captain Feather-Sword rather cute in a swashbuckling sorta way!!)


  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 March 2008 at 12:43 pm #

    i stopped my son from watching barney when he was young – i found it bowel clenchingly embarassing. fortunatley he never fancied the wiggles who similarly tightened my sphincter. he’s past all that now and is a ten year old sophisticate. i did see another australian show called hi 5 (i think) recently. it was a quite painfully wiggle-ish but slightly more watchable due to athletic dancing girl content.

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 March 2008 at 1:14 pm #

    Doofus is Rush drummer Neil Peart’s motorcycle’s handlebar-mounted GPS unit.

  30. avatar
    Matthew | 12 March 2008 at 1:50 pm #

    I like the way your intuition intuits, SK. And… of course He can intervene…! psst… (remember the Deep Magic from the Dawn of Time?) …Oh well, back to another day at the department of nothingness.

  31. avatar
    Matthew | 12 March 2008 at 1:54 pm #

    PS: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA… etc… to the Wiggles reference, friggin’ brilliant.

  32. avatar
    The Wiggles Get Kids To Like Fruit and Vegetables | 12 March 2008 at 2:24 pm #

    next up the woofle blows her chances
    by acting like a turkey
    everytime the cameras on her shes struggling straining rebelling
    as soon as its off shes placid happy co operative

    Gee, remind you of anyone?????

  33. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 12 March 2008 at 2:30 pm #

    We all must take one day at a time. This world is laden with cancers, fatal illnesses, homicides, wars, hatred, lies disinformation, environmental destruction and rampant irreverence for life. Isaiah, Empedocles, Vishnu, Jesus, Martin De Porres, John Wesley and Gandhi were/are paragons of spirituality that can be invoked and revered in these dangerous,violent times.

  34. avatar
    CSTCoach | 12 March 2008 at 3:03 pm #

    hey sk,

    just back from the deserts of egypt and catchin up on the ole TTB…

    very sorry to hear about your friend. sending up a burnt offering (not an animal one) for his well being. been down the cancer road with someone very close. its fucking awful.

    wow, so much has happened around here over the past few weeks! a new ep (very cool!!), a live spacerock compilation, lost paintings, found antarctic scientist opportunities, cacti injuries,… What next?

    and what’s with the knee/shoulder/back probs? weren’t you working on that?? 🙁

  35. avatar
    nickfiction | 12 March 2008 at 4:15 pm #

    that bush is bad news , but wait till Clintons come back in and sell the rest of our soil to China, and socializing healthcare in the US? haha, this aint the 4th reich……

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 March 2008 at 4:57 pm #

    Millions of Americans will be far better off with “socialzed” health care. No-one will be worse off. What’s the problem?

  37. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 12 March 2008 at 5:37 pm #

    Peter Garrett wants to inhumanely cull (slaughter) hundreds of kangaroos in Australia. He’s being rightfully blasted by Paul McCartney and Chrissie Hynde. Stop playing God Peter Garrett. He fights for indigenous people but he kills indigenous wildlife. Birth control laced in food can humanely curtail the Kangaroo populations.

  38. avatar
    William | 12 March 2008 at 6:19 pm #

    I’m sorry about your friend Matt. He sounds very inspiring though. Positive thoughts out to him.

    On the wiggles note, I LOL-ed for real. Thanks for that.


  39. avatar
    davem | 12 March 2008 at 7:39 pm #

    Sorry to read about your friend. He sounds a tremendous chap.
    Given the gravity of that I won’t go waffling on about the forthcoming dvd, however much I’m looking forward to it.
    Much love to and prayer for Matty. He deserves to see his kid grow up.

  40. avatar
    John | 12 March 2008 at 8:32 pm #

    Cheese in beer? I missed something.

    John Garratt

  41. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 March 2008 at 12:48 am #

    I only the read the part about your friend and God. Sorry to hear about this. Indeed the Spirit of God is in your friend, is He not? The patience, the love, the grace, the dignity, the holiness….

    and perhaps it is in this reality that God can intervene….He gives us free will, and we freely ask Him to intervene…as His Spirit leads us to…especially in our moments of pain.

    take care Steve. and I hope your friend’s journey will be triumphant, whatever the outcome…

    looking forward to new releases from your and your crew… B.A.D.

  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 March 2008 at 2:27 am #

    Had to sit through a Wiggles show myself all the way here in good ol’ Tampa.
    I feel your pain.
    Ah…the things we do for our kids.

    Yummy yummy fruit salad Steve!

    Tampa, Fl

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 March 2008 at 2:39 am #

    my kids like this crusty 80s american dvd thing called “baby songs”…they are hypnotized by it…go figure…
    “baby song, baby songs daddy” is all I hear from my 2 year old…

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 March 2008 at 1:27 pm #

    what about batman,the original series,or get smart!reruns please?!!!mr.TV gods.;D

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