posted on September 1, 2010 at 10:23 pm

* photon

music is sweet stuff squeezed from a tuba

yeah i am the time being

and i been fiddling round with music a while now

40 years on my 56th birthday


16 when i got my bass guitar

go on (numbskull) subtract 16 from 56 and  you get 40 ……

40 years of mucking around with music

wo wo wo

still its an amazing thing to me

@ on a night like this

those crotchets those quavers

those piano forte

drum fills

cymbal rides

rim shot

dark hit

hand clap

cast a net

round a bout

electric guitar  bleeds for your sins

morning orchestra stabbing ruthless

dream pop park festival

organ with black keys

augmenting a seven

blown speaker apart

stone gone haze

god out of machine

the fruit machine

the bass push on some inside

outside the flutes play mournfully

a little strange quartet of woods

make out the words

an old sample of something else

not quite perfectly in time

hear it rip back

the join not seemless

thunder is if not music

it is music unforeseen

it is that white piano in mozarts hearts red chambers

yeah some whack bam boom

some trill

some distinct thrill

something rolling down a’hill

music is it a constant?

music has it enough restraint?

music is transparant trans-parent  transience apparently

jim morrison oh yeah but how did he go…..?

my fingers survive

bass blister treble callus

give that disc a spin

it was that deep sax all along

let me down slow i know the way from here

its evening outside n suddenly im tired

you know what you do when you do what you do

i wish it would stop

i wish it would too

music  pounding without sounding

music snarling starlings melancholy  song

music tangled in its own angles too blind to see

music in quatrains and in aeroplanes

music in passing notes each less n less

music overtaken by the wind

music flung out from a window in a tower high above

music burn or bury alive

music untrampled yet all rumpled

music month september on ttb

25 Responses to “september is music month on ttb”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 September 2010 at 10:27 pm #

    Hey Steve,

    Looking forward to it!


    Jon from Geelong.

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    Lara | 1 September 2010 at 11:08 pm #

    Congratulations on your 56th. Well done.

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 1 September 2010 at 11:24 pm #

    “September, music month on ttb” …at least the month of change here in the states will have a positive spin. September starts off as windy summer days here in Chicago and by the end of the month the weather changes dramaticly. By the end of this long month, its windy still-but raining…the days are shorter…their is a chill in the morning and evening air. Sadly we reflect on the summer lost, as time whisks by us all. But MUSIC, in all its glorious forms and shapes can easily paint a different portrait on gloomy days soon to come- hopefully our dear moderator has a trick or two up his sleeve to entice us , arouse us, makes us dream. Here is to a month of music- hopefully with new genius creations from our beloved host…cheers !!!


    Also- Chicago and the midwest changes colors brilliantly in October, and a few warm patches fill the month. Stoic colors of orange and brown fall from the soon to be naked trees surrounding us with a colorful landscape of smiles. Our sports calendar changes with football and hockey (Stanley Cup Champions-Chicago Blackhawks) warm our senses. So-all is not bad.

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    Freddie | 1 September 2010 at 11:24 pm #

    Oh goody! Didn’t you do this last year too? It was awesome!

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 1 September 2010 at 11:33 pm #

    SK… good luck and have a GREAT SHOW in Melbourne 2maro. KNOCK EM DEAD KILLER !!! Wish i was there. Enjoy ur self !!!

    As Always,
    Darrin K.

  6. avatar
    Elvis | 2 September 2010 at 12:19 am #

    Thawts awe rott, Rock Own Killbay! Rock Own, rock own! Mewe-sic Month Rules Brutha!

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    Ellen | 2 September 2010 at 2:46 am #

    Yea! Music month at TTB! Let ‘er rip, SK…

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    koala_sprint | 2 September 2010 at 2:56 am #

    Has it been a year since the last one already? I guess Septembers come the same time every year.
    For us Northerners September heralds the end of summer and all things fun and hot. September music month prolongs the realisation that the days are getting shorter.
    This time, how about a cover of a Marty and Pete song? I’d love to hear your take on Naked Soul or You Bring you love to me (or Ugly & Cruel from Seeing Stars).
    Anyway, I’ll let you get back to work.


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    evilren | 2 September 2010 at 4:39 am #

    Have to laugh, I just explained to a young one the other day
    about how Morrison went. Glad to have the songs of Kilbey and
    The Church around.

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    adamfromnyc | 2 September 2010 at 4:48 am #

    just a random note of thanks steve. thank you for being you… that you for what you do. love your words, music and art. saw you in nyc this last tour and it was fantastic. your latest church album could be your finest work to date. considering your amazing catalog, that’s mighty impressive. been following you since 1990, saw you at the old knitting factory w/ JD Dougherty looking on. that was a great great show. saw you solo in London in ’98? ’97? another great one. looking forward to more.

    like a fine wine, you’re getting better and better with age… thank you so much and keep up the fantastic work m8.

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    Name | 2 September 2010 at 5:22 am #

    happy almost 40th. Yes, it is amazing – music. I counted — 23 years since first heard you — at a friends house; I forgot to talk that evening… just sat and listened – oh, my gosh it was so pretty and so unlike anything else. Still is and nothing else [is] ever even close; you’ve given much. Thank you.

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    davem | 2 September 2010 at 6:23 am #

    Can’t live without it.
    A good few months ahead: Gong, Ozrics, Midlake , Bunnymen.
    No church though!! boo!!

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    cazziem | 2 September 2010 at 6:30 am #

    Can it really be a whole year since the last music month? I am so looking forward to this month. So many good things happening around. Your musical in just a few days, as well as your birthday. Then there’s also my beautiful daughter’s 18th, which makes her officially an adult and allows me to release the reins and pick my life again, now ‘music month’. Can it get any better???????

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    bc | 2 September 2010 at 7:27 am #


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    Ryan | 2 September 2010 at 8:09 am #

    Sure do like TTB Music Month. Last year’s opened new doors and exposed me to all sorts of new music. You sir have excellent taste and I always make a point of looking up anything you recommend.

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    princey | 2 September 2010 at 9:45 am #

    Yay! I love TTB’s Music Month months, and what better way to start it off than a gig with the one and only Time Being on stage! I’m so excited, see you and some TTB fiends there tonight 🙂
    love Princey

  17. avatar
    Anakki Mayhem | 2 September 2010 at 11:26 am #

    woot! september music month! yay!

  18. avatar
    Cedgie | 2 September 2010 at 2:08 pm #

    I probably have an overactive imagination but the picture Im seeing right at this moment after reading your blog is… almost 56 years ago, the unborn SK (still in-uetero)your tiny baby fingers tapping out your own bass lines on your little ‘air bass guitar’, jam’n along with your mother’s heart rhythm!

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    Melissa | 2 September 2010 at 3:05 pm #

    Steve, hope you have a fab show at the NSC this evening…. wish I could go, still not feeling the best. Don’t think it’d be good form to have a coughing fit right through your set, lol.

    All the best!!! :))) And Amanda, have a great time too, I know you will 😉 Fingers crossed for Sunday.


  20. avatar
    andy | 2 September 2010 at 5:51 pm #

    had no web access for a few days……
    so a real treat to come back online to SMM!
    the last one was ace.
    hey..don’t keep banging on about yer age…56?
    big deal, your’e the sean connery of rock ‘n roll.

  21. avatar
    Therese | 2 September 2010 at 6:27 pm #

    I can hear music, sweet sweet music. Ready and waiting. Sure u have some interesting topics up ye olde sleeve.

    Peace & love

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    Jonny Hollywood | 3 September 2010 at 6:18 am #

    I can’t live cos living is without you…

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    DavidP | 3 September 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    i somewhat belately caught up with some of the last Sept music month
    i liked another day another song and the joy dust one most of all
    will be interested to hear what comes up this month
    om mani padme hum

  24. avatar
    hellbound heart | 3 September 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    you make magic sound so simple…..

    love always…..

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