posted on March 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm
in the wake up

in the wake up

in some deterministic universe

someone is waiting out there for me to write these words

in some cafe where its morning

in some happy time before now where my memory drifts

but the present spits me out here in coogee nsw

the 1980s are finally and safely over

i appear sitting here banging away at a computer far from my native land

hey i look alright in a not too bright light

yeah i been doing music over the last few days

finishing off the speed of the stars

which is me and FXK from ireland

this man is a dreamy character

we cook up some great new tunes for our record

barton price comes in and plays some excellent drums

what a total pro!

its great seeing a brand new piece of music  come to life

my intuition is working well i guess

this very pleasant music comes out easy when it does come

anyway that was yesterday and tonight it is now

so much happening so much standing still

saturday night is still out there and happening i suppose

we can imagine it even if we do not try

one million cold beers and one hundred thousand joints

countless pills n all the rest of it

things are very foggy out there in the mental plane

the red lights of a taxi blur to a crucifix

driving around looking for parties and drugs and music

i stay at home

as hours rush by then cascading slowly

my whole life has left me tired and burnt

what need of any company have i..?

i ask myself and receiving no reply

i wonder why

from my window i hear the big engines roaring down on the seaside strip

and planes flying in to land at mascot airport

next door in a garden some cooing lovebirds their exaggerated laughter

fragments of music on the night

and the tattoo parlour where you can get skulls and roses and snakes and devils

and the massage place you put your boots under the bed…

and shop thats open in the morning but closed at night

and another which is the opposite



ok its wednesday afternoon and i just remembered this

it will remain unfinished i guess






20 Responses to “saturday night easter in sydney australia 2016”

  1. etta
    etta | 30 March 2016 at 6:47 pm #

    Renaissance rhetoric
    Do we know ourselves
    I search for poetry at the
    End of a not slow and difficult day
    Just a long slow one
    But hey
    Profundity doesnt
    Matte tearier l’eyes
    Thoughts are not for pansies
    The way things happen
    This eve went back to
    Whence it began
    Tho at another stage
    I recalled somewhere else.
    To know
    Or not know oneself?!

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    Cath | 30 March 2016 at 6:49 pm #

    Mr Steven your picture would suggest….. deep in thought…

    true about the mental plane
    a bit more then mental isn’t it?
    funny to look back on the corridors where we once walked
    crazy ole world
    but there’s magic a plenty in solitude
    music and pictures and words knock on the door
    and beg hands for them to materialize
    then we get to be delighted as these sublime things take form
    bringing a sparkle into life
    a reason to smile on a gray old day

    Can’t wait to hear all speed of the Stars, it sounds lovely so far 🙂
    good musings to you sir, blessings Cath <3

  3. kevinbreton
    kevinbreton | 31 March 2016 at 4:17 am #

    When I realized my own thoughts I did not own
    Nor would I have it that way!
    They fly here there. The golden ones I sometimes tie to the moons hinges
    The ugly ones I fling onto the dirt pit
    But then it’s well most of the time
    When I come home at precisely the hour when the universe adopts the name icicle
    For a split second in time
    Nobody notices but the grasshoppers need Chapstick anyway
    And the moon turns a shade of Sanhedrin
    But all is well because then a crisp name returns to our world
    As the telephone operator has still never left the cubicle since the patent has expired

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    kell | 31 March 2016 at 10:28 am #

    Ah, Great to read (re FK)! Great name ! Speed of the Stars ~ ~ ~ !

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    kell | 31 March 2016 at 10:30 am #

    And then you can put one out called “Space of the Stars”…!

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    Ingrid | 31 March 2016 at 11:08 am #

    Lovely shifting between the past and present! Excited about the new music and knowing you it will be stunning.

  7. kevinbreton
    kevinbreton | 1 April 2016 at 3:20 am #

    Speed of the stars. Really is a fascinating name. Like all the stars are they say light years apart yet they’re matter and can’t travel at the speed of light so how’d they get light years apart? I may be foolish by saying this but my real belief is that this God of the cosmos Jesus. spoke them into place and at the end they’ll all roll up like a scroll it says. I realize I may be out there against what they teach in school. Either the cosmos were created or they’re just like atoms in a much larger thing. Didn’t mean to get too philosophical. But I personally believe they were perhaps sung into place. Lol. I will love to hear your album I’ve been listening to the Slow Crack for like 11 years now since I bought it on cassette from a record store going out of business for 87 cents!! Best buy ever and really intricate cover art!

  8. kevinbreton
    kevinbreton | 1 April 2016 at 3:32 am #

    Nights in the scullery
    And days instead of me
    I only know what to discuss
    Oh… For anything but light!!!

    Wise men fighting over you….

    ~Nik Kershaw

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    veleska1970 | 1 April 2016 at 8:54 am #

    Unfinished? But yet still satisfying as if it was.

    Can’t wait to see you in Dallas in a week. My daughter will be with me. This is her first rock concert. The Church was also MY first rock concert, so like mother, like daughter. 😀

    Safe travels to you and the rest of the band/crew. <3

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    Ingrid | 3 April 2016 at 8:35 am #

    Just watched “Let It Go”. Wish I was going to the USA to watch you perform, and indeed I almost had an opportunity of going there when you were touring, however it didn’t eventuate. Love the song and the video is great too. Love the layering and close up shots, very well done!!!

    Anyway I’m going to put “Further Deeper” in the CD player now!!!

    Have a safe and enjoyable tour!!!


  11. Kraig
    Kraig | 4 April 2016 at 3:57 pm #

    Hi Steve, hope all is well with you! Looking forward to your PledgeMusic project coming along with Kearns and Speed Of The Stars! Sound excellent so far! Cheers, Kraig from Saint Louie!

  12. etta
    etta | 6 April 2016 at 9:22 am #

    Oh, forgot the socks again

  13. Madam Vonkook
    Madam Vonkook | 10 April 2016 at 10:30 am #

    It’s hard to keep up with time once it’s on it’s way!It truly did my heart good to stumble upon an interview you did with Andrew McMillen where I learned that all this time while I was squandering what was left of my youth and beauty you have been busy all this time inundating the universe with cymatic vibrations in the form of music… which science has found literally transform our molecular structure!I would say that it a noble contribution!Kudos to you Steve Kilbey! I wish you much joy and success on your journey.I truly look forward to following “The Time Being”

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