posted on July 13, 2010 at 9:24 am

over here at timbos place
producing an album for a guy called simon starling
its very melancholic in a pleasant dreamy way
tims playing drumbos
wes the famous church roadie playing bass
starling singing playing 6 acc guitar
me playing 12 acc
the songs are so lovely
lovely sad words
lovely simple music
i’m enjoying myself
we have some good feelings here
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today hadda nother pivotal moment on way to pool
2 pods of huge grey whales rising from the sea
majestic is the word
leviathans swimming as families
again i was momentarily struck by natures grandeur
plus the symbolism for me of jonah
who didnt want to go to nineveh
but had to….
wonderful stuff
thanks for all the interesting comments for the last blog
baby lifes what you make it
sk

22 Responses to “starlings in the nest”

  1. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 13 July 2010 at 9:49 am #

    isn't it wonderful when you see something magical….go have a look at the sunset photos i took this afternoon (on my facebook)….i'm glad i'm not the only person who gets blown away by things like those you describe….

    love always…..

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    DavidP | 13 July 2010 at 10:16 am #

    glad you had another pivotal moment
    must have been a sight to see
    sorry I missed it

    take care, be aware
    dp

  3. avatar
    Freddie | 13 July 2010 at 11:28 am #

    It certainly is.

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    Richard | 13 July 2010 at 11:47 am #

    if you've got access to a telescope have a look at the western sky in the early evening

    venus mars and saturn are visible at the moment

    you've gotta see saturn before you die – it is absolutely exquisite

  5. avatar
    Broken Toys and Heros | 13 July 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    i cannot speak for the others, but i know that i am missing ur video diary creations that u so perfected during the U.S. tour. passing 50 blog responses for the last entry was great. what is ur record for responses- i could only guess- maybe 85? it must be amazing- the beauty of nature that surrounds u. all we have here in Chicago related to sea creatures are the asian carp that is popping up in our rivers and streams. if they make it in2 Lake Michigan-they will eat everything- they are insane eating machines and grow to ridiculous sizes. they are destructive predators.

    Always Reading,

    DJK082067

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    john | 13 July 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    check this "Jonah" out:

    (too long to post)

    http://www.online-literature.com/coleridge/646/

  7. avatar
    restaurant mark | 13 July 2010 at 1:34 pm #

    a couple of years ago we were on vacation in florida. the house was on a little canal that let out into the bay. every night at about 7 a group of dolphins would come through and spend about thirty minutes playing, jumping, smacking the water with their tail fins right in front of us…solely for our entertainment it seemed. i know it wasn't…it was just their routine…but anyway, it was amazing watching them every day. i didn't want to leave…majestic creatures they are.

    take care
    griffo

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 July 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    Here's to famous Church roadies playing bass!

    Thank God for that whale. He had something to remind him not to fear later on.

    Yes. It is.

  9. avatar
    Andrea | 13 July 2010 at 4:55 pm #

    Such moments of bliss escape description (if you are not SK of course, in which case finding the right words is not a problem). I recall one moment of sunset in my eyes in Iceland, many years ago… I remember and cherish every single moment of beauty I have experienced- and one has got to have clear eyes to see and enjoy. Life is indeed what you make it.
    Cheers,
    Andreas
    Genoa/Italy

  10. avatar
    Cocoamo | 13 July 2010 at 5:17 pm #

    Dear Steven:

    A few years ago, we were thrilled to watch a couple of Northern Right whales cavorting about 500 feet off Cocoa Beach for over 20 minutes. One of the times the word "awesome" was truly appropriate!

    If the movie is playing in your area, I hope you and your girls will go see "Despicable Me". It is worth driving a few more miles and paying a little more to see in 3D -Not at all disorienting like the 3D was in Avatar. You will think it was custom made for you – It's about a guy and 3 little girls! It is delightful, clever, funny and heartwarming. Just what the doctor ordered for a fellow who is carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. Don't miss the closing credits – another appropriate use of "awesome"!

    For a movie with lots of children in attendance, the children were quiet except for laughing at the funny parts, and it is the first time I have ever heard children applaud at the end of a movie.

    Must see!

    Your friend in Pennsylvania

  11. avatar
    cazziem | 13 July 2010 at 5:35 pm #

    baby lifes what you make it

    ain't that the truth!!

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 July 2010 at 6:08 pm #

    america….milk n honey for kilbey ….

  13. avatar
    davem | 13 July 2010 at 7:52 pm #

    That sounds amazing.
    We don't get many sightings of whales in Brum.
    Luv ya!
    x

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 July 2010 at 9:19 pm #

    Umm…Talk Talk reference…the band that evolved more than any band across just 5 albums. TT's just a damn fine band. Really enjoyed discovering them (those last 2 albums "Spirit Of Eden" and "Laughing Stock" sound like nothing I have in my entire catalog of music.)

  15. avatar
    Jasperina | 13 July 2010 at 11:49 pm #

    Moby Dick is one of my most favourite stories. The true majesty of the whale.

  16. avatar
    princey | 14 July 2010 at 12:01 am #

    Wow sk, would have loved to have seen the whales, I've only ever seen dolphins in the ocean and that was a sight I'll never forget:))))

    Hey, I checked out Craig Pruess Language of Love samples, amazing music and vocals with an instant calming effect, beautiful sounds, definitely a "must have" to add to my collection!

    Enjoy your day sk,
    love Mandy

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 July 2010 at 1:44 am #

    Glad you are having a good day. I so miss the beach – grew up on coast with all that, and now I am inland, and the oil companies have/are killing it all. The stories of dead whales and dolphis in the Gulf of Mexico is more than heartbreaking. I cried for weeks, and even today for the sadness of it all. But moving on …. it's all you can do.

  18. avatar
    Steven Krut | 14 July 2010 at 2:17 am #

    I was going to write a really interesting reply to your last entry, but I'm slow and now you've gone and already made a new entry and so I'm screwed! 😀 I googled Simon Starling, but I'm guessing this isn't the British artist, Simon Starling. Doesn't sound like he's musical.

  19. avatar
    Belfrank | 14 July 2010 at 2:38 am #

    Here here SK and anon for the Talk Talk reference. Have immersed my ears in some of their wonderous music lately.
    Belfy

  20. avatar
    Dominion Blog | 14 July 2010 at 3:23 am #

    These moments of perfect appreciation of the natural world around you are the reason that I love hiking/trekking.

    The methodical nature of just walking for 8 or 9 hours a day gives you time to think, even in rugged terrain, but sometimes you get to a point where you just stop thinking about how tired you are, or how hard it is to breath (at high altitude) and just absorb the world around you. Of course these experiences often occur amidst stunning scenery, which makes them even more special. When it happens it is pure bliss.

    Thanks for the music, Steve!

  21. avatar
    fantasticandy | 14 July 2010 at 7:28 am #

    talk talk….verve dumped 'em.
    a new two-disc studio recording was in the offing, what happened to that?

    timbo's good for you steve.

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 July 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    Wow Baby
    Up late
    You look mouthwatering…
    Oh yeah


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