posted on December 24, 2008 at 10:30 pm

its a lovely day here
nothings ever perfect
but there you go
warm day
its cloudy
a day to drift
flowers
trees
birds
sky
children
its quiet oh so quiet
i wear a flannelette shirt n shorts i cut off from longs
i am tanned n freckly
i type type type
soon will go down the beach
what else can you do on chrimbo day?
watch the paleskinburn
watch the macho ritual
watch the fake tans fake boobs n fake smiles
none of us believe we will ever have to leave
but in one years time who will be left?
i will be in the moment therefore
i will not long for christmas gone
nor some future time when my ship comes in (again)
i will paint n paint
i must paint 30 pics by march
i gotta nexxybishun in pittsburgh
art man technology
yeah…should be able to extrapolate sumthing
painkiller mk 2 is great
a perfect canvas to work on
hey i bet ricky could think up an overdub or 3
paint
painkiller 2
do k/k 2
i dunno
go down beach
loadsa strange types
ugly little geezers with beautiful wives
english tourists wearing santa hats
queueing up for the disco
theyre gonna get sloshed n outta of their skulls
theyre gonna fry n fall in love n wake up feeling sick
theyre gonna jump about to the incessant doof doof doof
as a million twenty sumfings from europa
jam themselves into the pavilion of dreams
the sun beats down hard
the eccy comes on hard
the music is hard
you stumble into the sea youre twenty three
youre from spain or italy
youre in bondi outta your tree
you drinkin’ booze you dropped an e
the palm trees are nodding at ya
the sun xrays your soft naive skin
you have everything in a backpack in a locker
your passport
your ticket
your condoms
your money
your good shirt thats nearly clean
your postcard from your dad n sister
your directions to a hostel in the junction
an all day bus pass
someones phone number in manly
a receipt thats unreadable
the sun beats down
much stronger than at home
it beats down through the clouds regardless
it presses on your forehead like a burning iron
the sea is cold and clear
youre not used to the waves
they knock you sideways
you go down easy
the water is salty in your throat
it hurts your eyes and fills your ears
you crawl out
and eventually get back into the dance party
you french kiss some english girl
you give an irish bird a chinese burn
you talk italian n drink scotch
you have a japanese beer with a chinese chick
some hottie gives you the cold shoulder
or was she fainting
the music just pumps on n on
like a huge robotic lover
you cant tell whats happening
people yell in your ear
people crash against you
youre in….where….australia…?!
the worlds gonna end in 4 years…less than that now
its fucking christmas day
youre sunburnt even with yer olive skin
youre wearing a pair of shorts and a fcuk tshirt
your name is julio
or stefan
or jimmy
or moondog
or whatever it is
it doesnt matter any more
it never did
you see that now
nothing matters
but that sun
that music
that stranger kissing you
that sweat soaking your skin
that collective sway n push of the crowd
the
noise
the beer
the e
the confusion
palm trees, clouds
out there families eating christmas dinner
people dying in hospital on xmas day
people working down mines
people blowing up rubber swimming pools
people riding scooters
people skypeing their mum
people sleeping it off
people with aching backs
people with sore throats
people with a good feeling
people listening to painkiller 2
me n ricky listen back to painkiller 2
15 minute
18 minute tracks
it rolls out n on
its like a loada stuff at once
scarlets in the bath playing with her shark set
this aint a shark she says
tossing me the hammerhead
yes it is! i say
no…this is a shark! (holding up the big great white)
yeah yeah
i got a new guitar strap n some candy
ok
might have some right now
ha ha ha
bah humbug!

20 Responses to “^*^*^*^*^*^*^* (snow falling on rooftops by sk)”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 December 2008 at 5:11 am #

    Merry whatever, handsome bastard .

  2. avatar
    heather | 25 December 2008 at 5:19 am #

    The Killer pens another aussise classic….just gorgeous

    I’m making shortbread for The Groove Cafe orphans party and jam

    maybe it’ll rain later, like last year…

    Have a great day y’all !

    love kittykat

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    Anonymous | 25 December 2008 at 5:22 am #

    Excuse me ‘cos I’m stoned and I’m going to write something. More fireworks in the night, from the hills aside, from the little lit houses like starving junk of people crawling to be on top. Millionaires laughing at their meat and children succumbing to the heat of their gifts. Material beings suffering for some subject and some steel, still. Something to escape mortality: something you can hold and touch. Such is body, such is flesh, such is reality, such is this relic of the present tense. Very tense, chrome injury. The future, the source of your grief and the things left undone catching you up underneath. There is no you when it’s you either. See how your words become easily alien, easily fit to other somebodies. Some bodies lie around screaming for cheap and comfortable asylum to their incessant thoughts. While incense burns amongst prayers echoing for bigger apartments, nicer places, more and more security, should I say safety. We, all of us a family without a tree. Down we fall, down we fall remembering the lesson of Transmigration. Tomorrow or today another morning, another night, another countless sorrow to take care of and admire. Tomorrow another place and no fear. Feverish South Hemisphere where there is certainly cure, threat and mystique. Where is harsh, humid and hot. Heading South. But this night is north and south and east and west, no words melt for candles and life moves like a sober panther.
    Me.

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 December 2008 at 5:30 am #

    merry 4th comment and xmas dude…drunk at the family do…oooh ohhh…quick escape to the putey room for my daily fix…

    M

  5. avatar
    William | 25 December 2008 at 5:59 am #

    I enjoyed that one very much!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours SK.

    -william
    (listening to Heyday and once more feeling like it marries well with this time of year)

  6. avatar
    davem | 25 December 2008 at 9:16 am #

    Have a great Chrimble SK and all.
    Enjoy yer bloody candy!
    Dabble playing in the kitchen as I make my mushroom stroganoff. Yum.
    xxxxx

  7. avatar
    ross b | 25 December 2008 at 9:54 am #

    i still feel like a tourist when i’m in bondi even though i’ve lived in or around the area for most of my life.

    Great blog! merry xmas, rossb

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 December 2008 at 10:28 am #

    Painkiller from wife for Christmas..what a lucky boy am I!
    Peace & love to you Steve.

    Andy Treehugger

  9. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 25 December 2008 at 10:41 am #

    …and i spent christmas with my other half, my daughter, my other half’s brother and his fambily (wife and 4 kids), my dad, my mum (who had what i sincerely hope had her last lot of chemo on friday), some friends who dropped over, my nutso dog and the various residents of the fishtank……
    a wonderful time was had by all….the people (and animals)really made my christmas…..
    really, getting off your face and sunburnt to the shithouse to strains of doof doof music doesn’t sound like my idea of a great time….
    love always…..

  10. avatar
    don joe | 25 December 2008 at 11:08 am #

    Hey steve,
    Nice emphemic description of Bondi…or anywhere coastal actually at this time o’ year. Been keeping tabs on ya. Some real grooved deep flowing stuff mate. I’m likin’ the next few decades of what’s instore. Move to Melbourne? Sure, why not! Grab an infusion of a different culture, more entwined with flair and nochelance. Cleaner more accessable too. Be nice to have you living close by too! Warm wishes to the family here and o/seas. Any chance of an x-he- bitchin show of Kilbey cavalier-esque paintings in OZ? PK Mk II sounds like a neat way of bringing in the ney year. How bout it?

    Hope the humbugs taste good too!
    (remember those?)

    ML,
    don joe

  11. avatar
    princey | 25 December 2008 at 12:08 pm #

    My eyes went cross-eyed reading that one. Yeah, you gotta get outta that place!!

    Wow, more Painkiller & KK yay!

    Sk, I had the best chrissy present from hubby today ….one of your prints sent all the way from U.S.A!! Wow I love it, "Emergence", it's beautiful sk, thanx for painting it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Xmas Steve and ttb-ers around the globe!!
    Love Amanda

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 December 2008 at 2:10 pm #

    sk,
    you comin’ to pittsburgh?

    r.

  13. avatar
    lily was here | 25 December 2008 at 2:19 pm #

    Reminiscent of NYE’s on Phillip Island, the folly of youth and fools ๐Ÿ™‚

    xxx

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 December 2008 at 2:50 pm #

    Please keep us informed about the Pittsburgh exibit, that’s real close to home.
    I picked up ‘What’s the New Mary Jane?’, and ‘Official’ a few months back and ‘Oceania’ the year before, I look forward to seeing your new work.

    I loved yesterday’s post,
    you pretty much nailed it for me.

    Renee
    (remember me?, it’s been a while)

  15. avatar
    Freddie | 25 December 2008 at 2:57 pm #

    Bah humbug!
    ๐Ÿ™‚
    Enjoyed todayโ€™s blog.
    The heading would make a good song title, vague and mysterious.
    pk 2 and k/k 2 too AND the Church?!!
    I just donโ€™t know what to do with myself.

  16. avatar
    EDD | 25 December 2008 at 3:32 pm #

    Seen pics of Bondi Beach on the intranet machine…being there would cheer me up on a Christmas day!

  17. avatar
    veleska1970 | 25 December 2008 at 3:42 pm #

    merry christmas to steve, his family, and to all the lovely fiendss.

    lotza love….

  18. avatar
    davem | 25 December 2008 at 5:52 pm #

    Love coming atcha Mr Kilbey!
    x

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 December 2008 at 10:44 pm #

    LOVE .:D xo

  20. avatar
    eek | 27 December 2008 at 9:40 am #

    That Scarlet sure is an opinionated soul. I wonder who in the world she got that from. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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