posted on December 24, 2005 at 10:03 am

lovely xmas bash was had
swimming at a fabbo eastern suburbs harbour beachey
sk has too much cakey
sees a stingray
sees a hole in shark net
gets sore throat from schnorkel
but very nice do

amazing to walk home thru quietened
darkened suburbs
xmas lites and shadows
lovely night breeze
voices inside houses
i was thinking
about so many other
xmasses i have had
in canberra w/ dry heat and the smell of pines
in sweden ye olde trad xmas w/ snow and etcs
in wollongong
the incredible din of cicadas in the trees
in the us
w/ snow and etcs
oh come now sk
dont get all nostalgic now
nostalgia ill becomes ya
you olde rebelle

so lets leave all that behind
i am happy here and now
house sitting
somewhere in bondi
the twillies bustle round here and there
speakin’ their nordik jive lingo
sounding impossibly fast
tomorrow is out there waiting
we are heaved forward by time
space squeezes us
life plagues us
human beans run about in a frenzy
and nothing else on this planet
is the slightest bit interested
in our acheivements
and our bullshit
the waves keep coming
the flies keep flying
the bats go thru the summer nite air
the cockroaches are a’rustlin’
the ants are marching
the stars are shining on brightly
whales are out there in the sea
swimming, making love
and avoiding nassssty jappy harpoons
only in this way does man intrude
the bears dont care about parishilton, baybee
the mosquitoes and the moon
are oblivious to tomcruisebradpity
the mountains probably aint gonna come to you
so look at things from a non human perspective
once in a while, my pests
try to drop your man o centric lenses
and dig the vegetal scene
watch the ants
hug a fucking tree
save the life of a stranded jellyfish
or support a collapsing star
do right
use your head
get together
bake some bread
its xmas
its time to take stocke
time to be peaceful
forgive yourself, little baby
let it all go
tonite be happy for a while
set a turkey free
give someone you love
something nice
thats right
its easy
….oh, forget it
go to a party
one of those amazin’ partees
you gonna remember yer whole life
uh oh
achey achey
oh no
sore tummy
oooh whats that nasssty feelin’?
the wrath of grapes…
a flashbacke….?
a hangover?
a high temp?
you dont look so goode
pace yerself
you gotta still get thru tomorrah
leave out some brandy for santa
wriggle up a chimney
and learn to control a team o flyin fuckin reindear
maybe you bit off too much this time. sk
maybe just a quiet knight inne
maybe just a quick cuppa tea
and its curtains….
drive carefully
fly safely
fade away and radiate

12 Responses to “stingrays and sultana cake”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 December 2005 at 12:16 pm #

    nature is a much neglected comfort
    i live in the dividing ranges
    and it’s an endless pleasure to be immersed in an environment
    without a constant background ambient rumble
    without washed out night skies
    and without the whiff of exhausts always souping around
    it’s also a relief to see the pace of regeneration
    when the scars we cause are left to heal
    makes you feel there’s still a hope for this place

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 December 2005 at 12:41 pm #

    Lovely Bloggy SKay.
    Enjoy your party of tourists and joycie.
    Don’t ruin that svelte figure.
    Merry Saturnalia.
    Bubba G.

  3. avatar
    youamwho | 24 December 2005 at 1:06 pm #

    Merry Chrismas, Mr. Kilbey!

    All the best to you and yours!


  4. avatar
    matthew | 24 December 2005 at 2:31 pm #


    that was singularly the most inspiring and encouraging xmas message i’ve ever read. can’t they put you on the telly instead of the queen?

    thanks for that – specially the poetry about the suburbs and xmases past.

    you see, i’ve just hit the bit where the ciders accumulate synaptically into a sense of short-lived temporary calm, and evrythin’s awwwright. plus heyday has just sequéd into ‘tantalised’ in me phones… nothing wrong with nostalgia! suddenly it’s 1985 all over.

    cheers to you and yrs!
    (looking for some pines to smell)

  5. avatar
    Darko Flagg | 24 December 2005 at 2:36 pm #

    Dear Lost Unkle,
    Peace pipes and tree huggin frivols.

    One Word Away From Kaputzki..

    3 Russian submarine officers
    2 Thought a nuke war was gonna start
    2 said YES to sending a nuke
    1 said no
    Took 3 to agree for a Nuke to be sent as was standard Russian military law at that time..

    S’pose we all better have a drink on THAT GUY!

    fly out tonight with JODOROWSKY

    ‘Hollywood wont touch Jodorowsky with a pole MGM does not love him, Warner does not want his soul……’

    Is it true that SK has a mandrake compulsive disorder?

    lerv Darko

  6. avatar
    ET | 24 December 2005 at 2:41 pm #

    And for Vlad’s sake, wait at least 30 minutes before doing your laps after consuming massive-quantities of holiday (insert food/drug/drink/vice here) – the world can’t spare another genius.

    Happy Holidays to everyone!


  7. avatar
    Ron | 24 December 2005 at 2:48 pm #

    You must have had it good being there in Sweden! I’ve been there some years back. You and I know that they got real gorgeous women there and that’s no lie! I had a laugh about it today.It brings me back.
    I remember going to a little store for something to eat and was immediately captured by the numerous healthy vibrant females present! Wow!
    Australia. You got them there too steve as I‘ve been there! Ha ha!
    You know there is nothing like seeing beautiful women of the land! Ah the memories!
    You lucky ol rocker!

    Keep smilin’

    Gonna have a glass of sparkling grape juice!
    gonna to listen to some robert calvert and crack up
    at the star fighters.

  8. avatar
    Ron | 24 December 2005 at 3:24 pm #

    I’m still laughing at your title”deep crip evens!”
    So much so that i’m trying to keep from falling off the chair while the laughter tears blind my eyes!
    Your pulling out my guts and i can’t stop laughing!

    I’m not gonna be surprised if you use that in a song. Oh! Wait maybe i should try to copyright the word “crisps” if possible? Falling off the chair right now! I could get royalties from you if you write the song and the whole of england for cracking open those bags. I’ll be set!

    You know i’m gonna frame that one steve(still laughing)! It will be in gold one day!

    My face hurts too much now from laughs and i can’t type!

    signing off now

    rock on!

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 December 2005 at 5:21 pm #


    Merry Christmas to you and your whole family. We are enjoying your daily blog here in snowy Budapest. We are freezing, and you are sweltering, but its still christmas eve all the same.
    Maya has been framed, by the way, and is a huge hit with all who visit and gaze upon her pink face. You know what I mean.
    Will be in touch very soon about the next one.

    all the best.

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 December 2005 at 5:50 pm #

    Cheers, hope you and yours are well.

    A bit pickled on this Christmas Eve (and Aurorra). The Gentleman Jack from the co-workers!

    My soul and all it’s vital components are singing sad songs that would make Scott Walker cringe.

    Happy Holidays MR. Kilbey.
    I wish you the eternal best.


  11. avatar
    Andreas -Italy | 24 December 2005 at 9:23 pm #

    Dear Steve, I wish I could be happy here and now, as you are… I will try to forgive myself and I wish this may be this year’s Xmas gift for me… Thanks for telling me it’s all right.
    Love from wintry Italy,

  12. avatar
    captainmission | 25 December 2005 at 9:20 am #

    The Force is with You.

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