posted on January 27, 2010 at 8:23 am

vincent van go go was in the sauna today
the red painted orange hair
the anxious look
penetrating eyes
trying hard not to sneak a peak
sink into green
green grow the rushes oh
marine green
the sea what does it care
the old swimmermen playing cards
brown in the whitish gloom of the seacloud
toasted muesli with berries
an architects german wife waves to me
an article in paper about these special padded undies
to make womens bums look bigger
selling like hot (bum) cakes apparently
not to be used as a flotation device apparently
can male undies with built in package be far off
i go into bank n talk to a guy about my bank account
hes got an accent but i couldnt pick it
hes quite a nice guy actually
i walked out n paid my exorbitant rent at the p.o.
ooh my bar code is coming loose
i go out n buy a bubble tea
i go home n work on notes for boxset
relistening to my old solo back catalogue
some good n bad in there
talking about including some unreleased stuff with it
from pre-formation n artyfacts boots
gee theres some interesting stuff in there
some of its already up on youtube
you can hear some of it there
yeah my solo career ha ha ha
a seriously badly handled affair
nonetheless
this boxset will make it all available
trying to make the deadline for the notes
trying to get everything done but losing the battle
my friend mich drops over n we go swimming with doodles
the water is warm n green green green
i see bream swimming around in there
i do my 2 yoga sessions
i apply myself diligently
i begin to occasionally transcend n oscillate
my bones feel pleasantly rubbery
i may be old but dont have to feel old
tonite still have to do my 3 month tax doo dah
the kids fight n carry on a bit
i drop mich off in paddington
in a busy street where traffic is building up
mich gets out
and the doodles fight each other to get into the front seat
as one tries to climb in from the back
the other is hitting at her n holding her back
both are appealing to me
DAD I CALLED IT FIRST!
eventually aurora beats down eve n climbs in the seat
talk about oblivious doodles…jesus
i will be co-judging a vegan bake off in feb in newtown
will be playing in lyneham canberra
at a gig that used to be the post office
now its all tree-ey and soy lattes and metrosexuals
no longer the sombre stomping ground of my old bullies
gee how nostalgic will i be….?
anyway
thats it for now
please subscribe generously (if you can)
love
sk

19 Responses to “+s and -s”

  1. avatar
    princey | 27 January 2010 at 9:50 am #

    Great news about your boxset, but no gigs in Melby????? boohoo
    Did you say undies to make ya bum look BIGGER????heehee
    Have a nice nighty night,
    luv amanda

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 January 2010 at 10:09 am #

    I once heard of an Irish man,wishing for a little more in the trunks department,receiving the advice of a mate:"a few little potatoes mick!That's the secret!!"He took the advice!…..yet wondered why,at the beach the next day,people were pointing and staring and moving away when he approached them….Mick arrived:"in the FRONT of your trunks,matey.You've got to put the potatoes in the front."haha,

  3. avatar
    melissa | 27 January 2010 at 11:02 am #

    sk, did you know that Vincent van go go is also appearing in Canberra?

    http://www.nga.gov.au/Home/Default.cfm

    Would loooove to go to this 😀

  4. avatar
    Dougie | 27 January 2010 at 12:01 pm #

    Hey sk, wot date is the Tilley's gig?
    b greate to c u and the band? perform again there

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 January 2010 at 1:47 pm #

    sk,
    thank you for producing this blog so diligently. my day would more empty without you. course, i could do more yoga but………

    yes on the artyfact boot stuff . yes, interesting stuff.

    richardm

  6. avatar
    lily was here | 27 January 2010 at 2:12 pm #

    Van Gogh was in my bedroom last i looked. Such a perve. Congrats on the tax, man. Must feel so good.
    xoxo

  7. avatar
    fantasticandy | 27 January 2010 at 7:03 pm #

    just arrived back in blighty….
    steveo…you 'n go-go got a lot in common.
    and..no, i'm not sucking ass.
    the devil is in the detail.

    chrissy and i done 30 years of the marriage thing yessterday….
    can't belive it myself.

  8. avatar
    Ellen | 27 January 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    So glad to hear things are coming together nicely for you and how NICE that the taxman is off your back … for now.

    Can't wait for the boxset, but I'll NEVER buy anything that makes my butt bigger. Good heavens, most of us gals want stuff to make us look slimmer … even if we're slender to begin with.

  9. avatar
    cazziem | 27 January 2010 at 8:44 pm #

    Thank you Mr K, for sparing the time in your busy schedule to share a few thoughts and events with us. I guess there are quite a few of us waiting for the finished box set, eager to revisit some, as well enjoy the unreleased, but remember that some of the stuff you may class as ‘bad’ is going to be awesome to others, so please don’t pass it off as not worthy!
    Great to hear the girls are being true siblings, it just wouldn’t be right without a squabble. I only have a big brother myself and as kids he was horrid; slit my wrist, tipped boiling water over my leg (no bull), but as adults, he’s been the one person I could and still can rely on, and I’m sure the girls will be as close; just hope they don’t hurt each other along the way.

  10. avatar
    John Garratt | 27 January 2010 at 9:07 pm #

    The belts are about to get tighter in my family. I may not have it in me to purchase a box set. Or to make a donation anytime soon.

    Another child on the way. Maybe one of you fiendss can get me the box as a shower gift.

    John Garratt

  11. avatar
    Freddie | 27 January 2010 at 9:29 pm #

    Princey, everyone wants a J Lo booty. It's been all the rage for some time. Don't tell me that you folks just now hearing about ass-et enhancement?!! 🙂

    Steve, If you go on the internet you can probably find that thing for men. Not that I've checked, mind you! Hahaha…if it's not there, maybe you can get a patent on it and buy that mansion you want. 😉

  12. avatar
    davem | 27 January 2010 at 11:05 pm #

    The days before the internet and being based in blighty.
    I can still see myself picking up Un (and) Earthed and Slow Crack without knowing they were recorded let alone released. It was just a matter of trusting your local independant record store and checking every effing week to make sure NOTHING slipped passed the radar. Those vinyl purchases still have the shrinkwrap and £'s purchase price on.
    Memories.

  13. avatar
    Jasperina | 27 January 2010 at 11:20 pm #

    This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you. Was listening to that song the other night. I think he appears before us when we yearn for a glimpse of that starry starry night. Imagining Vincent's dreamy world is tonic for us all. Paint your palette blue and grey… you have something of Vincent's eyes of China blue.

  14. avatar
    Melquiades | 28 January 2010 at 4:40 am #

    looking forward to the boxset Steve.

    Brian

  15. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 28 January 2010 at 10:21 am #

    ….how did the girls go on their first day back at school?

    love always….

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 January 2010 at 7:00 pm #

    It sounds like you're having a rather groovy day this day.

    My sis & I surprised my mom for her birthday today… we drove frome Seattle to the Palouse country. We're also checking out some galleries; We'll see this one tomorrow:

    http://www.artisanbarn.org

    Happy Painting!!

    LG @ Idaho & Washington

  17. avatar
    CSTCoach | 28 January 2010 at 9:06 pm #

    re: Van G – don't stare at his missing ear! crazy people get worked up about that sorta thing

  18. avatar
    Forbes | 28 January 2010 at 11:55 pm #

    Looking forward to your boxed set. I don't have to much of your solo material.

    Be glad it's hot there…it's snowing and 20 degrees here.

    I dream of a sailboat moored in the Caribbean, a nice tropical rum drink, a Hawaiian shirt and plying my 12 string under a palm tree.

  19. avatar
    “Epistle To Be Left In The Earth” | 29 January 2010 at 2:44 am #


    it is colder
    now there
    are many
    stars we are drifting North
    by the Great Bear
    the leaves are falling
    the water is stone in the scooped rock
    to southward
    red sun grey air
    the crows are
    slow on their crooked wings
    the jays have left us
    long since we passed the flares of Orion
    each man believes in his heart he will die
    many have written last thoughts and last letters
    None know if our deaths are now or forever
    None know if this wandering earth will be found
    we lie down and the snow covers our garments
    I pray you
    you
    (if any open this writing)
    make in your
    mouths the words
    that were our names
    I will tell you all we have learned
    I will tell you everything
    the earth is round
    there are springs under the orchards
    the loam cuts with a blunt knife
    beware of
    Elms in thunder
    the lights in the sky are stars
    we think they do not see
    we think also
    the trees do not know nor the leaves of the grasses hear us
    The birds too are ignorant
    do not listen
    do not stand at dark in the open windows
    we before you have heard this
    they are voices
    they are not words at all but the wind rising
    also no one among us has seen God
    (…we have thought often
    the flaws of sun in the late and driving weather
    pointed to one tree but it was not so.)
    as for the nights I warn you the nights are dangerous
    the wind changes at night and the dreams come
    It is very cold
    there are strange stars near Arcturus
    Voices are crying
    an unknown
    name
    in the sky


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