posted on October 1, 2006 at 6:34 am

is everyone sleeping
sleeping on a sunny afternoon
lazy sunday afternoon
got no time for worry
type my blogge n drift away
sunday afternoons fiendss
nothing could be better or worse
sunday afternoon has a way
of calling a spade a spade
(in spades)
sunday afternoon can be light n bubbly
like a glass of champers
or it can be cold n gloomy
like a hangover
sunday afternoon i know ya!
all the sunday drives with my family
yeah thats when dad ‘d come into his own
drivin’ along , cracking jokes
singing n whistling
commenting on the “geezers” on the street
“look at his bleedin’ barnet, slim…”
(look at his hair)
“youre not bloody havin’ yer hair like that geezer!”
up until i was sixteen
my dad didnae want me havin’ long hair
“if it aint cut tonite , i’ll hold ya down n do it meself”
he’d say half joking
then he bought these comet combs
they were one of the first tv market campaigns we ever saw
and the giant food chopper which could chop thru a boot..
youd see someone getting a really groovy hair cut with comet comb
but uh oh
when yer dad used it on you
it took great hunks n chunks out of the sides n back
leaving you wandering round bully high
with the other comet comb laughing stock-outcasts
whose parents had recently mutilated their hair dos
one day
when i was lookin like prince valiant
i was about 16
my dad just looked at my hair
he said
“i thought i told ya to get that bloody lot off…!”
dad its not even long, you should see roger caputnicks..
“he aint my bloody son….”
gee these conversations seemed to follow a course
like a river in its bed
but this time my dad just said
if you want to bloody look like that
you bloody well can….
that was it with the long hair bit
i bet these days hippy pairents are beggin their boys
to grow it long and not the spiky n product look
how times change
my dad was slightly miffed when i dyed it red however
he just didnt get david bowie at all
nor did my auntie lu lu
“he’s sick” she said
when i showed her the middle foldout in aladdin sane
trying times for the oldies what with glam rock n bisexuality
jesus tho
what a lot of olde toffee it seems now
the moment marc bolan 1st donned a glitter jacket
is when i stopped liking him
i dont like glitter
or tinsel
or stuff thats sposed to fix up something drab
but in those days it seemed almost de rigeur
i was still slapping on the olde eyeliner in 1984
olde glamours die hard
i see mr gary glitta himself is doing time in thailand
for general deviancy n disgustin behaviour
he was always a lewd olde fruit even when he first appeared
i never even knew it was a wig he was wearing!
how naive am i?
the funny thing with yer glam rock was seeing macho brutes
donning blue eyeshadow n lippy
over the topp of grizzled features n lantern jaws
bolan looked so much better without the makeup
it never suited him
he went from being a tree spirit
to a ninny with some glittery stars stuck on his dial
the sweet were not so sweet either
check this lyric out
you cant push willy where willy wont go (!?)
of course chin n chapman wrote that for em
the same pair of guys wrote for
suzi quadroped
the mudd
the sweat
oh a whole bunch of idiots
they churned this glam bubblegum stuff out
like max martin does over in sweden nowadays
knocking out hits for everyone
gee i wish i could do that
i’d be hard at work right now if i could
writing a power ballad
a stitch in time ( saves nine)
i’d get wretchie samborer to play guitar on it
i’d have the huge muscly guy playing that wild sax in the vid
id have some really cool dance routines too
and someone holding up wads of money with a clock round his neck
and i’d have a girl rampaging thru her “x”s house smashing up stuff
(in slow mo we see the fish tank explode..
guppies suspended momentarily in the air)
i’d have some homies who are down with it
some boys with the chronic who get jiggy w/ it
i’d have some beautiful girls with artificially enhanced bosoms
hangin’ around as if that was jus’ the way it always was
i’d have jokey bits that made me seem human n wacky
i’d have risque lyrics bleeped out
i’d have tim burton direct it or gus van santaclaws
i’m gonna get the guy whos job it was was to make that lady
in heart look thin
while she was actually getting bigger every moment
im gonna get him to put the squeeze on me
give me the full vaseline lens treatment
soft lighting
blurry focus
computer out my beard n wrinkles
i’m gonna find gary glittas olde wig
(or is it in jail with him)
i’ll get a butt double if they tell me too
im gonna scmooze n network too
this idea is solid gold easy action
“a stitch in time saves nine
and then i shalt bee thine
many hands make light work
and every cloud has a….silver lining…!”
its poetry, pure poetry
aurora is painting one of those cardboard drink take away things
its her weird hobby
as soon as ya bring one home shes painting it
evies sittin’ there in her damp rashie
i say take that damp rashie off eve
she says ok ok i’ll take my damn rashie off…!
tomorrow is a holiday
things are very quiet on the backstreets here
a few tarted up old rich bitches in jewellree n gas guzzlahs
a few lunatics muttering to their bag of bags
a few skateboarding layabouts…put em in the army
cars with families looking for a car park…good luck folks!
pigeons gulls n mynahs
sunsinking behind city
harbour bridge in stark relief against golden blaze
ooh its so quiet
has everyone gone to the moon?

42 Responses to “sometime the next day”

  1. avatar
    syrinx | 1 October 2006 at 7:52 am #

    I like the old videos with the eyeliner and you. And I didn’t mind when they went away either. But I did like it….boys who look like girls who like boys who like girls. I have since come to appreciate MEN as well, though. With age, wisdom.

    Ms. Wilson was the best and always will be. Chris Cornell said it well in a docu clip: no one gives a fuck if Aretha weights 200+ lbs! Ah but rock is different…

    S’all about the times.

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    Anonymous | 1 October 2006 at 7:52 am #

    seriously one of your best
    that blog has everything
    thank you
    and love to you

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    flowerpower | 1 October 2006 at 7:53 am #

    Saw you last night (Sat 30) at the big Revesby.. It was tight and exapnsive, jingly jangly and explosive. I loved the opener, Saturation…more of that please SK. Feedback: Peter has a beautiful voice but needs a little more power to get that wonderful voice out there. Keep up the good work though. Ioanian blues was great.. one of my faves….my friend liked the opener, as well as Is This Where You Live was another highlight for him.

    Another truimph in suburban Sydney. Great to see little kiddie converts in the audience..the next generation of space-art rock afficionados.
    NOthing Seeker was great – I use this in breathwork sessions (holistic healing modality) to help get client’s anger to release! Thanks.

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    captainmission | 1 October 2006 at 8:45 am #

    mr k
    what can i say
    blown away
    would be clique
    what a night what a band
    the only band that (anti) matters
    my expectations always shatter
    as the bar is raised every year
    one thing becomes very clear
    the church rock space and time
    transcendence through the sublime
    and where does one begin
    to describe the band plugged in…
    aural sculpture, intricately woven
    sonic tapestry unspoken
    windows doors, the mystery portals
    unlocked to the mortal
    forget the parting of the red sea
    the real miracle was in revsby

    thanks for another brilliant show, what a fantastic set list, i loved all those ambient intro’s / outros, and i’m looking forwards to the enmore. (anyone that has not got a tix, don’t miss out, you’re going to regret it.)
    Tim was freakin amazing i must say, you’re all outstanding musicians but the collective result is something magickal. It worked last night, off the richter scale…
    i must say hi to all the friendly folk i met there, sorry i couldn’t stick around after. and chew the fat, maybe next time.

    40ish paunchy Capt. Mission.

  5. avatar
    captainmission | 1 October 2006 at 8:47 am #

    ps. yr blog made me laugh out loud.

  6. avatar
    davem | 1 October 2006 at 8:50 am #

    If you think it’s quiet where you are SK you should see sunday morning in blighty.
    I have to confess Blockbuster was one of the first singles I ever bought. 1972.
    Hope the tour’s going well. Enjoy the sunshine. White Rabbit on the radio.
    Love you more,

    Dave M

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    Sparkli Sista | 1 October 2006 at 9:36 am #

    You look hot with or without eyeliner!!!XX

  8. avatar | 1 October 2006 at 9:43 am #

    are you trying on wigs?

    not on the moon but maybe circling in orbit

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    eek | 1 October 2006 at 9:43 am #

    evies sittin’ there in her damp rashie
    i say take that damp rashie off eve
    she says ok ok i’ll take my damn rashie off…!

    That made me really laugh!

    The bit about the butt double did too — I can just see you poring over the pictures: “I don’t really like that one — looks a bit lopsided to me” or “That one does have a nice shape, but don’t you think the second one to the left is a bit more toned?” 🙂

  10. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 1 October 2006 at 10:02 am #

    see you on the dark side…

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 October 2006 at 10:38 am #

    I’d love to see that music video sk…you’re a crack-up!


  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 October 2006 at 10:47 am #

    ***i’d have some beautiful girls with artificially enhanced bosoms
    hangin’ around as if that was jus’ the way it always was***
    well, im not saying your ‘roadie’ friday night in adelaide had artificial features but she certainly wasnt too hard on the eye, you ol’ hypocrite…
    love yer work sk. loved the gig.

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 October 2006 at 11:33 am #

    still enjoying the blogs, a little scared of Nov 22 hope its not true. Much love sent your way from Florida ( one of your fav places)

    steve in florida

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    Anonymous | 1 October 2006 at 11:59 am #

    Sweet, Slade, Chicory fuckin Tip – it was just pop music for kids. No big wow.
    But Bowie, Ronson, Bolan, Lou, Roxy, Mott…?
    And hey, even Eno wore fake tigerskin n peacock feathers !

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 October 2006 at 12:13 pm #

    Great Blog…

    Is Everyday Like Sunday???

  16. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 1 October 2006 at 12:39 pm #

    Man that was good! Now that would be a video worth watching. You are a crack up SK.

  17. avatar
    fantasticandy | 1 October 2006 at 1:52 pm #

    cripplingly funny! dvd’s in post toomorroh.

  18. avatar
    nickfiction | 1 October 2006 at 2:02 pm #

    this was a great read as usual Steve, thanks!!!

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    Andromeda7 | 1 October 2006 at 2:49 pm #

    quiet sunday, sunday sunday, can’t touch that day….

    have a severe hankering for when you were mine, but i bet you’ve forgotten how to play it

    when november 22 comes/ will you get a clone/will you get a new life/will the portal close/ will john malkovich jr/get to shower alone/will major tom leave us writhing on the ground/will kubla kahn exit his sightly pleasure dome/will the bullet exit the wound/alone

  20. avatar
    the passenger | 1 October 2006 at 2:51 pm #

    any news from sweden?

  21. avatar
    Jen Jewel Brown | 1 October 2006 at 2:57 pm #

    I just gave my son a haircut today. That is, I fast-talked him into the bathroom for a shower and whipped the scissors out of the bathroom cupboard. Just trying to cut a hole for the eyes to see out of, in the overgrown 2D Gorillaz look of an 11 year old class act before the narrow gap of control closes for good. You’re making my sore arm itch! he yells and collapses away from me before the shower washes it all away….

  22. avatar
    veleska1970 | 1 October 2006 at 3:20 pm #

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA~~!!!!! this was hysterical. thanks for the laughs. i really needed it today.

    lotza love…..

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    restaurant mark | 1 October 2006 at 4:23 pm #

    a stunt butt! that’s what you could call it…i can’t believe you brought up muscle bound sax guy…funny! i think he was with tina turner, right??? why do i know that??? i’ve gotta put something else in that brain file…
    take care.

  24. avatar
    leelinau | 1 October 2006 at 6:31 pm #

    yes yes, sleeping on the moon…

    how ever did you know.

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    Tokin'Jester | 1 October 2006 at 6:37 pm #

    NAAHHHH!!!! Ya DON’T Need a butt doppleganger! I’ve always been a sucker fer a dude who’s got the cajones ta wear eyeliner.(apparently even still)

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    Anonymous | 1 October 2006 at 7:05 pm #

    weLL I’ll be damned if it is
    Nice to get a wiff o
    sweet sk’s
    storytellin stew
    simmimering silently
    supposing a sundown
    somewhere on Sunday..
    sogreat ..
    put em in the army cars… whoo weee..
    muttering to the bag o bags…

    this blog is the shizynizy kazizy!!!..

    jus bounce sk…bb ba bounce

    wish I could plug in to the magnetic strip…

    Anybody, somebody please
    throw us a moon bone about the shows


    jaime r.

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    leelinau | 1 October 2006 at 7:06 pm #

    sweet peas, “ghosting” is bloody brilliant!!

    Isidore of Seville is the patron saint of computers…is that just news to ME?

    Isidore of Seville
    Born: c.560 in Cartagena, Spain
    Died: April 4, 636
    Feast Day: April 4
    Patron Saint of: computers, computer users, computer programmers, Internet

    heheh…thats cool, even tho I’m not christian.

    …as you were.

  28. avatar
    Centuryhouse | 1 October 2006 at 7:33 pm #

    Enjoyable blog today!


  29. avatar
    Noel Christian | 1 October 2006 at 8:35 pm #

    I clearly remember my father giving me an ultimatum: “You have one minute to get that out of your nose -or I will tear it out.”

    Ah, to be 18 and RIDICULOUS again! Actually I cannot imagine it.

    That was half a lifetime ago.

  30. avatar
    mattdavison | 1 October 2006 at 9:56 pm #

    I think about Constant in Opal and I see the “look” Its spooky, beautiful, other-worldly…great video, and the band jangling away as SK read (sings) his poetry..
    Ive alway’s felt the church was a backing symphony for the written word of the Kilb!
    As if two entities strong and unique merge together…Spose thats space rock babbee.
    Do you think Iva Davies was the real glam rocker of the Great Southern Land.. Caus I sure do..
    I meet Iva in Wellington in 92(I was 17) and he walked into the hotel holding flowers from screaming females, dressed in knee high cowboy boots, leather pants, a vinyl poncho with feathers… on the arms, wavy blond hair.. rings, soft foundation, eyeliner…and a smile from ear to ear..
    Also prob the best concert I have ever seen..(what an awesome man Iva is)


  31. avatar
    wehavebeentrickedbydaUS | 1 October 2006 at 10:10 pm #

    No one has ever been to the moon!!!!

  32. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 2 October 2006 at 12:14 am #

    Oh, my, guys with makeup..just oh my. And I mean that in a positive way. Ziggy was one of the sexiest things EVER.

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 October 2006 at 12:36 am #

    No need for a butt double Steve, your rear assests looked very nice to me when you kids played Cleveland! ; )

  34. avatar
    ben | 2 October 2006 at 12:56 am #

    yeah like the video idea. But need like a collabo with like justin timborlake so you can like get some exposure and stuff. Or maybe a crossover artist like nelly to bring the church into this mtv hip hop era. What a load a piss, im glad someone else feels my pain

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 October 2006 at 2:17 am #

    SK – 52 years young!

    Don’t worry old bean, you’ll be here for a long time to come. Your work here ain’t over yet –
    don’tcha see? People just starting to wake up. The times they are a-changin.

    One day, far away –
    Your grandkids are gonna love their old hippy grandad, long white hair, ye olde white beard, battered old bass on knee. Wise old sage holding court.

    What tales you’ll have to tell them. You’ll paint a picture of the world for them they’ll want to keep.

    Lotsa love
    Lady Di

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 October 2006 at 2:31 am #

    SK, how dare you! Tuning into thine blogge on Sunday’s eve before beddie bye, winding down in my jammies, getting sleepy…and laughing like hell while emitting tears of sheer joy…and instantly wide awake! Now I need HOB to calm me down. 🙂 And by the way, haven’t had a moment to wish you a very belated b-day…mine was two days later! Virgos are the best! Love ya and happy Monday to ya…love, jl

  37. avatar
    don joe | 2 October 2006 at 10:09 am #

    Good to see you’ve mellowed out for a while steve. Bit tense and argy bargy might have me say for a while. It’s playing live thats the drug for you, you come to life and are positive. If you got something to say, then say it. Which you do, no holds barred. But… if I start to feel down from what you’re feelin then I go look elsewhere. It’s the same for everyone i deal with in life. Keep it positive, even if it’s all god gloomy shit house frankenfurter codswallop thats evolving round your universe, you gotta have an outlet for that stuff. if your blogg is that then hey, that’s cool with me fiend. Just never loose sight of that goal, that dream coz if u doooo and if u dooo. ur a gonah.

    Love ur style

    don joe

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    rubikon | 2 October 2006 at 10:30 am #

    Yeh, the 70s glam rock scene…loads of Glam Rock Bricklayers in lipstick n’ powder.

    Gary Glitter eh? …”Do you wanna be in my gang”. What a sad perverted Barsteward. How the mighty have fallen..etc, etc.

    I used to wear eyeliner and dye my hair – various colours – blue, purple, etc…but you can only get away with that stuff if you’re younger than 30, very thin and reasonably pretty (which I was once HA!)

    None of Chin and Chapmans lyrics made any sense whatsoever.

  39. avatar
    John Garratt | 2 October 2006 at 1:44 pm #

    Okay, I know the Small Faces did “Lazy Sunday,” but who sang “Everyone’s Gone To The Moon”?


  40. avatar
    rubikon | 2 October 2006 at 1:53 pm #


    I think that little ditty was performed by Jonathan King. He was banged up a few years ago for crimes similar to those by Gary Glitter.

  41. avatar
    lorrain | 2 October 2006 at 7:08 pm #

    Hello Stevo, man in the moon
    i really dig that toffee flavoured glam stuff stuff, ha ha aha
    because of my hobgoblin king’s robe, I really believed in xcommunication with the spirits, said the disillusionist

    streams of consciousness rained in the attic
    helping a friend in a roof change
    at the end of sunday, the lady shone like ice
    amind the milky blue-grey, at last…

    the 2001 dreamers would love tim b to magnify h.g.wells mixtures

    Unconditional hair styles, even like tina

  42. avatar
    lorrain | 3 October 2006 at 11:36 pm #

    greetings astral nevets,

    I have been to the moon from time to time, since 1988
    the year i accepted my love for Céline was hopeless
    I scared and was strange to her, awkward, and she already had other friends in high school…
    you may imagine my teenage tears, idealizing this girl I had met previously in the prime age of infancy
    i am still waiting my return to the moon, in free love
    what you do is priceless

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