posted on March 4, 2007 at 10:08 am

in the spirit
youre not gonna get any sense outta me tonite
why why why being
ask me not muse
i have travelled n lined up n flown
ive checked out n hung in but not yet cashed up
my room had no towels
so i tell the guy there
he gives me three
i bring one home
its barter system compensation
for my grievance after my shower
or what?
images :
driving thru the weird dry country
thru charming little hamlets (dahlings)
arguing about the name of our new record company
i musta thorta million names
i was saying the bloody street signs in the end
bing bing bypass records i’d hopefully suggest
after some real corkers like illumination records
had been given the thumbs down
um reduce speed records…
i got it
slow records!
no no
wombat mill records…cmon its….!
hours n hours later
every thing that everybody said
had records put on the end
why cant we call it fucked if i know records?
i dunno killa what do you think records?
hey do you know which way it is records?
sorry not me records?
i thought you listened to the guy records
etc etc records
its hard to stop once youve started records
and occaisionally this method does throw up some good ones
but itll just get shouted down in the tumult records
so only do this method by yourself
its not good to let em all in on yer secret source of material
but if ya keep yer eyes n ears truly open, lieblings
then youll find it everywhere
i promise you
yes i do
and i stand by my gold shield starr guarantee
that every blogge of mine is 99% apostrophe free
and i wanted to call the label
* records
yes thats right
* records
cause thats that wily olde time being wriggling out of it
and being enigmatic
with the sorta thing a 5 year old could come up with, right
thats what i am
i have merely retained the five year old
who is constantly amazed at the world around me
me n scarlet walk thru a crowded party full of
bohemian malchicks
hippy yuppies
suntanned goths
pale riders
skatenicks n beatboarders
actors models crazies wouldbees hasneverorwillbes
joe schmoe n his dancing dog jeffree
mr tom tiddlebank the well known sexagenarian
and all these other types
and scarlet as she passes thru them
shes mouthing a silent wow
as i thread my way up in round the party
with her in myarms
like jean simmons in some medieval tearjerker
i focussed in on scarlet
the faces a’blur
shes thinking…..
what is she thinking as she sails thru this sea of faces
well she is enraptured
and her eyes flash n her nostrils flare
as she takes em all in
some of em stop the conversations to talk
to the little creature before them
scarlet looks back at me
a conspiritor
wow she thinks to me
we dont stay very long
shes only there 15 minutes or so
shes quite geed up
i could suddenly see her in another life
in the salons of europe
a woman of substance n ambiguous reputation
where does her confidence n assertiveness come from?
at any rate
she was happy to see me as i jumped outta my cab today
oh yes
geelong theatre
wonderful experience
yes it was
g lee played with us again
lovely venue
nice audients
you know the story dont ya
it was by far the best of the 3
man lane 2 unda rehursed
castle main man
it was just too out there
but i loved it nevertheless
and then it all came 2 gether
it all fell in 2 place
(oh a song coming on here)
and it wasnt 2 long be 4
ah cant be bothered finishing it
its all yours
you jokers in bands
who rifle thru the beings works
looking for ideas
drink up you dreamers
youre running dry
go on
have it
take it
its all yours
and when theyre givin you yer ph d in rocknroll
tell em about fruit machine n how its free form fiasco
blew yer mind before you got into academia
and if youre listenin’ to yonder mimesis samples
yes yes
sk has broken the linguistic hegemony of syntaxial boom bahs
and now i can proceed with my spoken word bling blong
expand upon it
open it up wherever you can
take out some little embedded thing
no one noticed
but youre struck by this tiny little inkling
hidden in there
in a whisper against the pianos n stuff
or a phrase almost inaudible
against the rippling synthesisers
and you think
is that just me
or did i hear that
those simple words
spoke sung like that
it means that…
well i dunno
cos its you feeling it now
you know how it makes you feel
like your on the edge of something
the beginning of the …..
i m not sure what it is for you
im just a travel agent
i say you could go here
or here
or there
or over yonda baybee
im not being too specific
at your leisure…

31 Responses to “rambling fable of the time and the spiritbeing”

  1. avatar
    Richard | 4 March 2007 at 11:37 am #

    well, you did promise us a long one…

  2. avatar
    eek | 4 March 2007 at 11:46 am #

    Fuck If I Know Records — I like it!! I vote for that one. 🙂

    Aww…the Scarlet stories are great. She’s getting one heck of a reputation to live up to.

  3. avatar
    mtv | 4 March 2007 at 11:56 am #

    Matthew sends his regards is one wicked tune

  4. avatar
    Samosanx | 4 March 2007 at 12:41 pm #

    hilarious! I can hear your voice on this one, goin for it killer!


    Scarlet Records

    smnx xx

  5. avatar
    syrinx | 4 March 2007 at 1:11 pm #



    Okay so I like that one. It has the sound of something slightly illicit, even if we know different.

    Scarlet Records….

  6. avatar
    davem | 4 March 2007 at 2:47 pm #

    The great thing is that yer still producing the olde magic that means there’s a label to be named.
    The great thing is that you do take us out there without being too specific or too prescriptive (drug of ones own choosing)
    like no other artist. For me it’s like you’re picking up the baton left for you by the fabs/doors/velvets/floyd/genesis/yes/television/thomieyorkie and you’re carrying on at an alarming speed.
    Bring it on!

  7. avatar
    davem | 4 March 2007 at 2:48 pm #

    Fair play…Scarlet Records sound good!

  8. avatar
    nickfiction | 4 March 2007 at 2:55 pm #

    do you fancy ” wrecked records ” or how about ” fruit machine records ” maybe ” please don’t dont download our records …. records” also ” I might add i like the sound of ” Illumination Recordings ” Nick F

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 March 2007 at 3:00 pm #

    yes yes yass…good morning good night and everything in between…I’ll think i’ll sing-speak my way into a spontaneous dream…how bout Jesus in Bondi Records..??? is it humble enough? thanks for the divine spark…Dee in Aus. TX>

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 March 2007 at 3:12 pm #

    who killed the electric car?
    oh, i think i’m going to be ill

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 March 2007 at 3:13 pm #

    mimesis excellent yes i knew it would be

  12. avatar
    Drumwise | 4 March 2007 at 4:11 pm #

    I’m certainly going to checkout those Mimesis samples now. I hope you can all agree on a name for the new label. I vote for “Scarlet Records”.

  13. avatar
    kat | 4 March 2007 at 4:15 pm #

    glad to know someone else takes towels when necessary. towel records? ;] no, scarlet records is real good. mimesis is cryptic dreamy & grand.

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 March 2007 at 4:39 pm #

    more like Jesus in Bondage…D~

  15. avatar
    veleska1970 | 4 March 2007 at 6:59 pm #

    hmmm….the name of a record company….yeah, that IS a toughie. i like “scarlet records”, but how about something that uses ALL the kid’s names….some kind of anagram or something?

  16. avatar
    Tim | 4 March 2007 at 7:10 pm #

    Thanks for the ticket to travel.. listening to your music to me is like going on a Sunday drive…just going where the road leads…not sure what to expect next, not sure what I saw out of the corner of my eye at 100 km/hour was real or not…always an adventure, always transportitive.

    Thanks for the inspiration…


    P.S. How about Transporter Records?

  17. avatar
    Imber | 4 March 2007 at 8:47 pm #

    Love the samples of Mimesis.

    A sonic delight.

    Can’t wait for that release.

  18. avatar
    Brad J | 4 March 2007 at 8:54 pm #

    Excellent gig on Saturday! Come back again soon! (Heh)

    I’ve also picked up a (second hand) copy of the Underground LoversLeaves Me Blind upon your recommendation, and what I’ve heard so far is pretty awesome.

    Now, to track down a cheap copy of The Triffid’s Born Sandy Devotional!

    Oh, and the g/f was impressed by the cover of Hounds of Love the band performed on Saturday as well. (She’s a big Kate Bush fan)

  19. avatar
    wamp | 4 March 2007 at 9:14 pm #

    WAMP records, I LIKE IT

  20. avatar
    ben | 4 March 2007 at 9:56 pm #

    one footprint in the snow, ill follow wisdom, the truth that know is

  21. avatar
    symon | 4 March 2007 at 10:28 pm #

    Big road trip that mr k…from melby to castlemaine then onto the cattery and back home. lots of brown grass on that trip.

    geelong deseved a great show…nice town…i used to live there. but if melby was under 2 unda rehursed then there is one and only one solution…yewl just have to come back to see us all again very very very soon. melby lurves the church…melby lurves YOU…melby is where it all happens and you deserve to play here more. we have some good beaches too !

    you listening promoters ???? sk and the church deserve more melby time. anyways…thanks x 1000 for the man lane show…didnt look disorganised to me…it looked bohemian…didnt look unrehearsed…it looked spontaneous. (to quote a very famous poet).

  22. avatar
    Grant | 4 March 2007 at 10:44 pm #

    Thanks again for the blinder of a show on saturday night, I’ll make sure GPAC know just how fricken great it was! Although I know they’re already pretty bloody happy with the turn out.

    Hope you found some decent veggo tucker…next time, I’ll whip up some of my famous vege burritos & drop ’em at the stage door.

    Hope the Sydney launch goes swimmingly.


  23. avatar pagey | 4 March 2007 at 10:52 pm #

    your new record label could be something made up from all your initials plus AEIOU if needed.

    Love all the ones you mentioned tho, great!!

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 March 2007 at 11:15 pm #

    how about

  25. avatar
    Joffa | 5 March 2007 at 12:10 am #


    Just wanted to thank you for making the trip to Geelong and putting on one freakin awesome show.

    The audience loved you.

    Thanks again.


  26. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 5 March 2007 at 12:10 am #

    that is an easy one, me HORUS RECORDS…
    The Falcon

  27. avatar
    the dean | 5 March 2007 at 12:23 am #

    neither a hippy, yuppie, dancing dog or generic nameless number head be.

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 March 2007 at 12:45 am #

    Hey Steve,

    What an awesome show it was Saturday night – truly magical (and hilarious!)…Geelong thanks you! The amount of positive feedback has been phenomenal…lots of 1st timers there who are now bonafide new church fans.
    Good luck with the Euro Tour…

    Until we meet again…cheers,

    Jon & Family

    P.s. Glad we were able to sort the computer connection for you and that you enjoyed the gnocchi!

  29. avatar
    eek | 5 March 2007 at 5:12 am #

    If you’re naming your new record label, does that mean The Church has ditched CV and are going an even more DIY route?

  30. avatar
    CSTCoach | 5 March 2007 at 2:31 pm #

    suntanned goths?!?! that is surreal!

    travel agent is an apt description. i’ve often thought of your music as vast soundscapes, descriptions and facilitators of inner as well as outer journeys.


  31. avatar
    John Garratt | 5 March 2007 at 4:41 pm #

    “ah cant be bothered finishing it
    its all yours
    you jokers in bands
    who rifle thru the beings works
    looking for ideas
    drink up you dreamers
    youre running dry
    go on
    have it
    take it
    its all yours”

    Well, before, I tried hard no to do that. Now that I know that you encourage this kind of thing, I’m gonna go hog wild.

    Tell Pete K. I’m sorry for ripping off his lead lick to “Into My Hands.”


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