posted on March 25, 2008 at 6:07 pm

we just kept on getting it wrong
didnt we
underestimating this
overestimating that
the obvious stuff
everything was everything
but all we saw was the difference
it was encoded in us to always fumble n fudge it
coming up with something brilliant
we slid down the ladders n climbed up the snakes
it was so easy to just kill
opposable thumbs
we can do lots of things
defenceless offenders
we had goldrushes
we had coppertone tans
we had free witch trial offers
we burned em and called them the monsters
we cured this thing
but it caused that thing
we killed that
and it grew more and more heads
we swallowed elephants to catch flies
and the flies swallowed
and the swallows flew
they went north n south
but we were always there first
finest vases and coloseums
laying mosaics or laying waste
christian lion slave
hippos and horses
snow or sand
we called them explorers
but they were bulls in china shops
destroying and ruining
send out the missionaries
its time some of these people
found out the bad news:
some woman ate an apple
and now we all gonna suffer?
but it must be right
or we wouldnt win all those wars
the hundred years war
wow !
the great grandfathers started it
and some geezer in the distant future will end it
who cares why?
just dont get caught
and if you do
get a rationale
say you were just following orders
you didnt know they would all die
did you
forget all that
weve got pictures of actors
look this ones fat
look this ones thin
look this ones hot
look this ones not
he got her heart
but these two break apart
have a drink and watch the game
the rules have changed but the objects the same
regulations and paragraphs
parking inspectors outside a graveyard booking a hearse
knock down the forest to make a book about forests
maintain popularity no matter what
never say youre sorry even if you actually are:
untrustworthy my manners are impeccable
more tea vicar? pew its a scorcher….
my ipod has sat nav
my sat nav has an A I persona
the A I persona has a glitch
the glitch is built-in
a necessary hiccup
a human error
is that possible?
take it back
theyre churning these things out
millions n millions n millions
for kids in the third n fourth worlds
for us in the first world too
and the second world and minute world
and jimmy and erises world of laughs
that eye in the pyramid…
whos it watching?
what did i ever do?
my shrink says
hey you…youre fucking nuts
then he charged me
and now im really mad
and im confused
im gonna look at some pictures of actors
ooh look this ones fat
this ones thin….
this is …….alright

25 Responses to “sky island”

  1. avatar
    fantasticandy | 25 March 2008 at 9:05 pm #

    to err is to be human….
    shit…..but, that’s the hand wev’e been dealt!

  2. avatar
    the dean | 25 March 2008 at 9:49 pm #

    meanwhile, in Zimbabwe inflation is 200,000%, the peaceful Tibetans are risking death for freedom, the people of the middle east see suicide as a viable option as we look upon them with downward envy.

  3. avatar
    tim | 25 March 2008 at 10:20 pm #

    but there IS hope…isn’t there? for your kids?
    for mine?
    for man and womankind?

    you’re right sk. its too easy to be distracted….

    but maybe in a world that is moving to a vertical connectedness…(protests are organized via text message) instead of an idealistic horizontally connected outlook just maybe we can get it right…maybe our kids can do a better job..thats my hope.
    not perfect…but better..
    there will always be evil in the world..
    but there will always be good and if power can truely be wrestled from the few and given to the many…maybe…possibly..hopefully…things will change…vote with your dollar people..its the only thing the powers that be understand. sorry for the sermon…

    btw…tried “the world best tasting meatless chicken breasts” last night…so it said on the package…yuk..

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 March 2008 at 10:48 pm #

    oh my kilbey, with these blogs you are spoiling us

  5. avatar
    complimentary ringtone | 26 March 2008 at 12:27 am #

    I’m in the phone booth,
    it’s the one across the hall
    If you don’t answer,
    I’ll just ring it off the wall
    I know he’s there but I just had to call

    It’s good to hear your voice,
    you know it’s been so long
    I want to tell you something
    you’ve known all along

    Your voice across the line
    gives me a strange sensation
    I’d like to talk when I can show
    you my affection


  6. avatar
    veleska1970 | 26 March 2008 at 12:46 am #

    lessons unlearned by the human race. we’re supposedly smarter than everything else, but really we’re not. and, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

    or so it goes…..

    my, i just noticed~~you’re up early today. well, i hope you have a good one.

    lotza love…..

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2008 at 2:10 am #

    Hi Steve,
    Sorry to hear about your friend in hospital. Hope you can take it easy for a while – that kind of stress can creep up on you until its too much. Best wishes.

  8. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 26 March 2008 at 3:42 am #

    yes, there are things that are pretty fucked up about the world but there are also some really beautiful things too…

  9. avatar
    captain mission | 26 March 2008 at 4:23 am #

    its such a paradox this world of duality, so much suffering and so much beauty, somedays i just can’t get my head around it.

  10. avatar
    ...being here, doing this... | 26 March 2008 at 4:36 am #

    “my shrink says
    hey you…youre fucking nuts
    then he charged me
    and now im really mad
    and im confused
    im gonna look at some pictures of actors”


    When William Reich told a patient she was “wearing a mask in order not to feel,” she told him, “But Dr. Reich you have a mask too.” He answered her, “Yes, that’s true, but the mask hasn’t me.”

  11. avatar
    davem | 26 March 2008 at 6:35 am #

    All of that’s true, but……………….I remain an optimist.

  12. avatar
    linjo | 26 March 2008 at 6:50 am #

    Me too Davem. We choose to overcrowd our minds with technology and information in the western world and pay the price. STRESS!! But we gotta gotta have it all. I feel like I am going f nuts every time I get bills for mobis, internet etc, stuff I didnt need 5 years ago, foolish me. I know nothing would be more stressful than disease, famine and war on a daily basis. Too many people on this beautiful planet.

  13. avatar
    Ethereal Butterfly | 26 March 2008 at 7:39 am #

    Today’s blog in my view, is about our unwillingness to accept responsibility for our actions motivated by selfish desires/vanities.
    William the bard had a thing to say about the selfishness & vanity of human kind in his sonnet 62:
    (best when read aloud slowly…….)

    SIN of self-love possesseth all mine eye
    And all my soul, and all my every part;
    And for this sin there is no remedy,
    It is so grounded inward in my heart.
    Methinks no face so gracious is as mine,
    No shape so true, no truth of such account;
    And for myself mine own worth do define,
    As I all other in all worths surmount.
    But when my glass shows me myself indeed
    Beated and chopp’d with tanned antiquity,
    Mine own self-love quite contrary I read;
    Self so self-loving were iniquity.
    ’Tis thee,—myself,—that for myself I praise,
    Painting my age with beauty of thy days.

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2008 at 8:12 am #

    What I’d really like is more time…can ya do that for me old chum? What good is it having a pal who is the time being if he can’t give me more time….what good is anything without the time to appreciate, cherish and value it?

    Ahhhh….sorry to be a misery.


  15. avatar
    lily was here | 26 March 2008 at 11:11 am #

    “People say to see is to believe
    Then they just believe in what they can perceive
    What they see is not the total view
    Filtered between the me and you
    But I’m trying so hard just to tell you all to care
    And I’ve wanted so long, to.. throw it all away
    Throw it all away”

    new lyrics 🙂


  16. avatar
    matthew | 26 March 2008 at 1:51 pm #

    Heheh, another brill one SK! A great read, but i particularly loved:
    “we had goldrushes
    we had coppertone tans
    we had free witch trial offers”
    …..Is good!

  17. avatar
    CSTCoach | 26 March 2008 at 1:58 pm #

    Jeez, that just about says it all:

    “knock down the forest to make a book about forests”

    The human condition = confusion…

  18. avatar
    joe dozer | 26 March 2008 at 2:31 pm #

    Greatful yeah. Woke up to an easy beautiful spring morning, smoked a joint, checked email and read yer blog – while spinning some Mellow Drunk. Heading to the beach – thanks for the words.


  19. avatar
    Ricki Tiki | 26 March 2008 at 2:44 pm #

    Hey man!

    I’ve been missing those Doodles songs!!!!

    (Gotta have ’em)

    Nice to read about them here!!!

    miss you guys H E A P S ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    Riki Tiki

  20. avatar
    Riki Tiki | 26 March 2008 at 2:46 pm #

    The Woofle song too!!! unquestionably a sure-fire HIT!!!!


  21. avatar
    ScaughtFive | 26 March 2008 at 3:22 pm #

    There is a mentality that exists that goes something like this; “Isn’t it nice to have more than your slice when there’s hardly enough to get by.” It’s all around us and living with it sucks and it’s going to take a long time to evolve from that mode of thinking. It’s okay, though. God made eggplant!

  22. avatar
    Jab @ BZT | 26 March 2008 at 5:08 pm #

    Here’s something to get ya thinking:

    A prediction of 2008 back in 1968. Close on some things. WAY off on others.

    I’d dig seeing your thoughts on this Steve.

  23. avatar
    Anne Marie: | 26 March 2008 at 7:16 pm #

    I liked the ‘we had free witch trial offers’, too. Ah, now those were the days (j/k). How could I ever forget when I can still smell ’em burning? Ouch! 🙁

    Poor, poor witchies, non-witchies, soothsayers, pythonesses, healers, prophets, hermeticists, heretics, et al.

    Oops, sorry. I must have been having a moment.

  24. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 26 March 2008 at 7:25 pm #

    The woman eating the apple leading to the fall from grace and the descent into suffering I hope was a Judaic simplification of a much more profound truth that had to be communicated in a rudimentary manner so the uneducated masses could grasp it. Empedocles also asserted that their was a golden age when all creatures lived in peacefull coexistence and loved God. He declared that the eating of animal flesh marked the commencement of strife supplanting the state of love that has existed for years in paradise.

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 March 2008 at 3:09 am #

    Cheers to the Weasel and hail Eris when she behaves herself. Warm wish‘s

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