posted on August 30, 2009 at 6:28 am

from the moment that wriggling sperm
hits that deep ovum
and somehow you manifest
and you get a name
and you get a number
and you get a mummy n dad
and you get a school
and a dog
and a friend
and some more friends
and a girl
and a car
and a bass guitar
and you get some words
throw it together in a song
and you sing your song
and you get a fan
and you get a audients
and you get a big cheque
and you get nice car
and you get a holiday
and you get a hit
and you get a miss
and you get another miss
and you get a habit
and you get a bad reputation
and you get bad teeth
and you get arrested
and you get clean
and you get better
and then get going again
and then you get another habit
you get more bad reviews
you get dropped
you get left
you get dumped
you get ignored
you get in debt
you get used to losing stuff
you get on a losing streak
you get forgotten
you get dismayed
you get depressed
you get way behind
you get angry and angrier
you get bitter
you get careless
you get fucked over and over
you get down
you get stoned
you get drunk
you get problems
you get sick
you get remorseful
you get lost
you get it all mixed up
you get a no
you get a negative
you get a short straw n a long face
you get yourself into more hot water
you get a new place
you get a new wife
you get some new kids
you get a chance
you get a blog
you get some readers
you get some comments
you get some exercise
you get some yoga
you get some blah blah blah
riding you a letter
i shoulda known better
my autoblography

24 Responses to “riding a letter”

  1. avatar
    cazziem | 30 August 2009 at 8:17 am #

    Shortest autobiography I ever read!

    'You Get'…
    Sounds like a great title for a song SK?

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 August 2009 at 8:19 am #

    Since you seem to be, at least for the moment, out of the really bad quick sand…

    And you sir, strong, handsome, living a healthy life, loved by so many and artistically near the top of your game…

    Making the world a better place on all counts. So much to be really proud of.

    You may be able to step back and laugh at the absurdity of it all?

    You might enjoy watching (If you haven't already seen it) the movie "Walk Hard"? It is a comedy–now on DVD–a compilation of the lives of many rock musicians, their vulnerability to so many temptations and the inevitable price that has to be paid.

    For those of us who have not had to suffer such a life, it is roll-on-the-ground funny. I don't know if you have enough distance from the really bad times to see the humor? You surely will recognize some scenes from your life.

    Also, there is some surprisingly good music.

    p.s. – not for children–with nudity and "adult" situations..

    With love always from Pennsylvania

  3. avatar
    A. Kite | 30 August 2009 at 10:31 am #

    You get love.

  4. avatar
    frostatmidnight | 30 August 2009 at 10:57 am #

    I Shoulda Known Better off 154 was a bloody great Wire song, ya know. Okay, tis I Should Have Known Better, but it's all good either way. 🙂


  5. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 30 August 2009 at 11:41 am #

    ….and you get going
    and you keep on going
    and you get good days
    and you get days that suck rather badly
    and in the end you get a bit of what you've earned
    and a bit of what you don't really deserve
    and you have to make your peace with that…….

    love always….

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 August 2009 at 11:53 am #

    blah blah blah

  7. avatar
    rockshow | 30 August 2009 at 2:15 pm #

    I agree with the bad teeth, lost mine in a youth hockey game years ago,…have you thought of teaching some lucky student(s)your magic/tricks in the studio for a price?

  8. avatar
    Nick | 30 August 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    that's all you get ?

  9. avatar
    Freddie | 30 August 2009 at 5:02 pm #

    Nice ears…but where’s the rest of it? 😀
    Fun pic but there’s something about your friend….I don’t know. I just don’t trust her.
    You have an interesting life. I guess there’s not need to read the bio now. 🙂

  10. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 30 August 2009 at 6:05 pm #

    I respect the fact that SK is rife with compunction and self-recriminations. However, he and The Church have mostly been criminally overlooked by the rich idiots who control the commercial music industry.

  11. avatar
    plumlady | 30 August 2009 at 6:25 pm #

    I find it really healthy to occasiionally organize ones reflection on their life in whatever manner fits the moment. My boss has asked that we all update our resumes and elaborate about ourselves. I don't find that an easy thing to do, but this particular blog has helped me to at least organize my thoughts in some sort of fashion to begin the process.
    Lovin' every minute of it!

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 August 2009 at 7:18 pm #

    Keep your head up m'lord, you are the best grooviest hipster on the planet, keep rocking m'lord, you are truly loved and don't forget it m'lord

  13. avatar
    eek | 30 August 2009 at 8:10 pm #

    That pretty much sums it up. However, you forgot this one:

    you look mighty cute in bunny ears


    (you do, you know)

  14. avatar
    davem | 30 August 2009 at 8:29 pm #

    I'd pass on those ears if I were you.

  15. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 30 August 2009 at 10:41 pm #

    get it on bang a gong get it on…

  16. avatar
    princey | 30 August 2009 at 11:00 pm #

    You got a good balance of stuff there sk.
    The eyes and smile of the mask are telling us there's some hope'n' happiness left out there in the world, and the mask is telling us, your humble hero has lost the plot and plays dress-ups now… pleez help the poor bugger haha!! thanks for making me laugh sk
    love Amanda
    Only 11 days to go 'til KK are in town, yay!

  17. avatar
    Jasperina | 30 August 2009 at 11:03 pm #

    Your life just flashed before my eyes! True beauty lies there in that shutter perspective of your life. A glimpse of truth has more magic than a life half lived.

  18. avatar
    matt davison | 31 August 2009 at 4:09 am #

    and you also get to hang out with
    ME…… from time to time!!


  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 31 August 2009 at 5:03 am #

    Is that all there is my friend?

    Then let's keep dancing.

    Lady Di

  20. avatar
    veleska1970 | 31 August 2009 at 11:43 am #

    this was priceless.

  21. avatar
    eek | 31 August 2009 at 8:53 pm #

    ok I'm a dolt. Those are clearly not bunny ears, they are more like kitty ears. But they are still mighty cute. 🙂

  22. avatar
    fantasticandy | 31 August 2009 at 8:55 pm #

    so honest..

  23. avatar
    treed | 1 September 2009 at 7:22 am #

    Oh dear. I play a game in cyberland in which "furries" have harassed me and driven me in previous incarnations from a paradise named Haiku. I built a geisha house there.

    Tell me you don't have the tail that matches, sir. And you don't yiff. I will need a few bottles of soju to exorcise that one..

  24. avatar
    Funkadelic Lawn Mower | 22 September 2009 at 5:11 pm #

    Sounds like my life, except for being The Church or SK, otherwise, you been through the same? I feel for ya…but it's all good right now, eh!

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