posted on September 27, 2006 at 1:50 am

we were talking…
georges lovely within you without comes on shuffle
then coincidentally
eyes smeared with the ointment of love
a track russell n i did for guilt tripes 1st alb
and yes its got that melting into the lords effulgence feel
rustys harmonica bends a note
the synths arc up and on into the blue skies
the drum machine hisses
perfectly in time
scarlet starts to sway to the music
children…at what deep level do they dig music?
as she gently rocks holding on to a chair
she looks into my eyes
and her soul wordlessly communicates with mine
oh music is good isnt it? she thinks to me
you betcha kid i send her winged words
sometimes shes says oh wow out loud
its like shes tripping 24 hours a day
everything fills her with delightnwunder
she lays her forehead on my knee
and goes very still
then she looks up
with her dark blue eyes
and then puts her head down again
and
bites me
4 sharp tiny razor-teeth nipping on yer leg
no i say
the mere mention of the word no
her face crumples
the bottom lip comes out quivering
her very bolan like corkscrew curls trembling
on her big baby head
it seems like shes enjoying herself most o the time
but one really silly thing about babies is
they dont know when theyre tired
just like a lotta people dont know when theyre drunk
tired babies
drunk turkeys
very similar if i come to think of it
and i do
they both are doing it to themselves
and thats what really hurts
i mean baby, if ya really so tired
lie down n have a bloody nap why dontcha?
stead of a’cryin’ n wrigglin’ round on big daddyos lapp
and if yer so drunk
that ya talking a loada bullshit real loud in some poor bastards face
go n have a little lie down too
if youre drunk please avoid me like the plague
no point beyond this alcohol
i dont mind a stoned rave if its inspired
but a loada booze fuelled toffee bores the beard offa mee
some bleary beery bonzo promisin’ ya the fuckin’ moon
loudly n aggressively showing off
touching ya and stuff
a drunken woman once in nebraska
backstage
she says
to me
“why dontcha smile?”
i shoulda said
lady, do i turn up at your job n hassle you?
maybe i aint smiling cos im exhausted n stoned n jus’
played for 2 hours n im sweaty n shy n tired n wired
n my meters expired….
but i just ignored her
so she grabbed my face and showed me how to “smile”
by sorta pulling my lips upwards
she was so drunk n obnoxious
she got thrown out
and she stood outside on the street
still screaming abuse at me hours later
you know
i dont think pot smokers carry on like that
i mean
ya just couldnt be bothered could ya?
anyway alcohols a poison
but i guess i’ll still have a drink or 2 in addy-laid this fryday
yep im a hypocritto
so sue me
babies n drunks
alternahunks
byzantine monks
in swimming elephant trunks
these are a few of the things that perplex me
robbie williams is a loathesome gnome
oh how i wish he could go away for a while
he fills me with embarrassment
so obvious n cliched his showbiz mannerisms
n ‘is cocknee dodger “persona”
you want the obvious you get the obvious
says toddy r
did it have to be someone as awful as williams?
hes like a spoilt brat showing off at his own birthday party
cmon this dude sold a million tickets in one day!
am i crazy?
i would leave the country to avoid seeing him “perform”
maudlin,randy, winking,cocky little git
its a disgrace
anathema!
let this all be null n void
let a darkness appear n swallow me
i must now drive across sydney to re hurse
thats it
the end
goodbyee

52 Responses to “stoned immaculate”

  1. avatar
    emmkay | 27 September 2006 at 2:56 am #

    Best of luck with the tour esskay.

    See you in Melbourne !

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    restaurant mark | 27 September 2006 at 3:02 am #

    see now i have to read at night so i’m not…”on my way to work”
    man totally feel you on the tired babies and drunks…our three year old just fights it, and by the end of the night her head bobbles, her eyes twitch, face is all red, and she’s belligerent as hell…about sums it up, don’t you think?
    take care

    and yeah, robbie williams does suck…do people really like him???

  3. avatar
    craig | 27 September 2006 at 3:10 am #

    scarlet sounds beautiful…..i use to speak to my baby nephew about dolphins and such back when he wassa baby……that seems like a lifetime ago……it’s as though time keeps excelerating faster and faster…..cycles begin, cycles end i suppose

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    syrinx | 27 September 2006 at 3:38 am #

    I think it has now become official. Unofficial would work too. Point is, you have now done for the word “anathema”

    (Ana
    the
    Maw…)

    what Michael Stipe did for the word “eponymous.” Did ANYONE use that word before? I don’t recall.

    Frightening, innit? It has now become impossible for me not to try and insert it somewhere. Had a chat earlier with a young man from Spain about the word “kudo(s).” Told him that was still up for debate imho. I just said look, it went from Greek to the name of a candy bar here (we were in myspaceland). Don’t take it so seriously. We’re still not sure it counts.

    Anathema.

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2006 at 3:41 am #

    dear sk
    enjoyed hearing
    about
    lovely scarlet

    soak up
    the magic
    love
    diane

    ps
    “i dont mind a stoned rave if its inspired
    but a loada booze fuelled toffee bores the beard offa mee”
    i totally agree
    minus the beard πŸ˜‰

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2006 at 3:44 am #

    That’s why I’m SO glad the Church gig is in a theatre this time…no bloody drunks yelling and spilling stinking beer all over my hair and clothes and then trying to apologise close up with smoke&beer breath….yuuuuk!!!
    Only 2 and a bit weeks ’til we see you in Melby…I can’t wait!!!

    Love you always,
    Amanda P

  7. avatar
    veleska1970 | 27 September 2006 at 3:46 am #

    oh, sweet little scarlet. yes, kids “dig” music very early on, and it’s wonderful.

    but as far as children realizing they’re tired~~gee, daddy, everything is so interesting and there’s so much to see and do, scarlet doesn’t want to miss anything!! yes, i remember those days, it wasn’t very long ago. my daughter’s 7 now, but we’re still going through the “everything’s interesting” bit. and getting her to bed in the evening is still as much as battle as it was when she was a baby. she just wants to be so involved!! it’s a shame that most of us get caught up in the bullshit that life throws at us and we lose the wonder that kids have. one thing my daughter has taught me, though, in her wise young age, is to slow down and open my eyes and ears.

    and i’ve noticed, once again, that the world IS a wonderful, interesting place, indeed.

  8. avatar
    Thomas Irvin | 27 September 2006 at 3:54 am #

    I’m from Nebraska and I remember hearing that story. I can’t recall who the woman was, though.

    Although I no longer live there, if you get a chance to play in Omaha or Lincoln again, don’t let drunk woman dissuade you. Nebraska audiences are really good.

    I’ll even fly back for the show and take the band out for a nice veggie dinner at a great Indian place. Hell, I’d do that if you’re just driving through on I-80.

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2006 at 3:56 am #

    Steve, Are they going to use more of your music at the footy grand final this year?…Instead of Almost With You (“Is this a taste of Victory”) they could use Numbers (“6 for forbidden kicks
    All the yobbos in the sticks”)

  10. avatar
    Noel Christian | 27 September 2006 at 4:30 am #

    ‘robbie williams is a loathesome gnome’ – indeed

  11. avatar
    mattdavison | 27 September 2006 at 5:03 am #

    Come On you lot.. SK included!! RW is crap..(but) Not that bad…compared to “where do i start mmm, All rap.. Tom Jones.. The biggest greasy twit.
    The guy from simply red
    the f-in varonicas..No I wld shag em soooo!! the’re ok..
    There are just too many to name say thousands..
    BUT
    Robbies real. He’s a show pony that knows it..and he can write a tune he can acctully sing and he’s had heeps of woman..
    SO GO FIGURE………….

    NOW LISTEN…… READ MY BLOGGY COMMENT FROM YESTERDAY!!!

    too the few fuccars doing this…

    DON’T OVERSTAY YR/WELCOME..
    DON’T USE THIS BLOGG AS A CHAT-LINE MYSPACE…WRITE WHATEVER BULLSHIT COMES TO MIND “Aaahh don’t fancy cuccumber… myself”…ETC ETC. Blah blah rubbish…..
    DO IT SOMEWHERE ELSE.

    MATTDAVISON

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2006 at 5:05 am #

    I mean it………

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    Anonymous | 27 September 2006 at 5:13 am #

    Hi Eskay Killer bass,

    I’m with you. Bein’ a Dad is pretty amazing and the older I get the more amazing it becomes. My girls are 15 & 13 and are the best thing that’s ever happened to me, ever.

    It’s better n better as they get older – you have a lot to look forward to.

    Pissed off at not being able to get to Adelayed to see yoos choichers but me and my geetar jammin’ mates will be watching The Choich Live at The basement Thursday night.

    PS How do you sell a bunny to a deaf man?

    A
    “DO YOU WANT TO BUY A FU*KING RABBITT!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    All the very best for the tour

    Celticat

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2006 at 5:34 am #

    just picked up my tix for addy-laid…looking forward to it bud.

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2006 at 7:07 am #

    mattdavison, have you scared everyone off? Only 15 comments so far today. It sould be up to Kilbey to comment on what is said. It isnt your blog hey. Anyway what about what you write? You’d shag the Veronicas. Too much information please, and not very enligtening.

  16. avatar
    Daniel 27,6 | 27 September 2006 at 7:11 am #

    Matt, you’re not drunk, are you?
    (May Steve’s beardy grow longer, whiter, longer…)

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    ...being here, doing this... | 27 September 2006 at 8:12 am #

    Steve…I just re-read my post yesterday, and can see how it must have come across! I was trying to write it in a stylised, creative way (much like your own unusual writing style at times!) (and yes, I was sober!!)…but it was probably not the most constructive or sensitive way to discuss these topics! So I thought I’d give the topic (and yourself) the respect deserved and rewrite it in a more sensitive and sensible manner! (We never stop learning, do we!!)…..

    Steve, I was really inspired by your blog. I could really relate to what you were saying. I had difficulty finding work that I can do…until I came across a job doing home help for the elderly. They really appreciate the help, and we usually have a cup of tea and biscuits after my shift has ended….and chat and laugh about all sorts of things. I laughed when I read your art bio “I was born a genius in 1954 etc”. I was born a “genius” too! πŸ˜‰ However, CFS has affected my ability to process information, and to store and retrieve memory as effectively as I would like….and this restricted the type of work that I am able to do. It was interesting thinking about the whole immanence/transcendence thing…..my focus was on the former, as I had done a Vipassana retreat where I had an experience (without any visions) of my mind and body dissolving into what I can only describe as being like a rush of tiny bubbles. I felt safe, loved and complete. It was a beautiful experience from which I still draw strength. I’m fascinated by your discussions on ‘other worlds’ with visions and heightened spiritual experiences. I’m wondering if your yoga and chi gong etc are paths that have led you to these experiences….and whether it would be worth trying them for myself. One thing I learnt from Vipassana and associated reading is that no matter how euphoric the meditative experience is, it never lasts. You cannot live in that continued state of bliss. Some people try, through drugs such as heroin etc, to keep that feeling going….but it’s not the real thing. It’s a “clayton’s enlightenment”. As Jack Kornfield so wisely says in his book “After the Ecstasy, the Laundry”, there is no enlightened retirement here on earth. We just have to keep working away at whatever we do, and try and integrate whatever we have learned into our daily lives.

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2006 at 9:02 am #

    UTMW just spotted in Prisonbreak, season 2 episode 6. Featured in usual post-coital delirium scenario.

  19. avatar
    fantasticandy | 27 September 2006 at 9:49 am #

    great blog today,kids huh? dvd’s nearly ready,in post to aus v.soon. luv,aliendude.

  20. avatar
    Sweed | 27 September 2006 at 9:53 am #

    Yeah, it’s amazing trying to figure out what’s going on in dem kiddies minds…good way to keep that place in your own mind alive…

    Lovely blogg again. Thanks.

    Good luck on rehearsals

  21. avatar
    isolde | 27 September 2006 at 10:22 am #

    Within you and without you a lovely george harrison song thanks I just read it and some more besides there are so many songs out there to explore it is good to have a guide but if singers make you mad jude hey don’t take it sad

  22. avatar
    lorrain | 27 September 2006 at 11:02 am #

    my good karmic minstrels,
    i am drug free, blooes/alcohol included;
    i guess i already have the spice melange in my blood πŸ˜‰
    (that’s y conspicuous dealers detect me, in vain)
    except for flavoured spirits shared with bards n friends, for fine cigars, n music as my mother sentenced me for in the 80s…
    all these many figured and converging lessons in art de vivre should be taught at school, by a master minstrel, or a father…
    u make me wish to be one…

    make it to the heart, with the boys, in addy

    the lady was from nasawhere, indeed
    listenin, through cyber space
    cds yet to choose

  23. avatar
    sockfacepuppetmunch | 27 September 2006 at 11:04 am #

    I thank you for yr Blogg today sk. for the one hundred and ninetith, odd time..Thankyou!

    Who’z da anti-matt”carpet muncher”….who hides behind that anonymous veneer..

    sockfacefacepuppetmunch.

  24. avatar
    captainmission | 27 September 2006 at 11:50 am #

    Capt. Missions drink of choice is Ayahuasca. Coming to a bar near you….well maybe when steve gets to be PM.

  25. avatar
    Daberhasher | 27 September 2006 at 12:28 pm #

    ah kids… mine are what keep me going… i worry about what the future holds for them, but in the day to day waking world their innocence and wonder fills me up…
    wonderfull…
    and my kids love you too SK… your paintings are in their heads daily, as well as the music… they’re big Gilt Trippers actually, instrumental in their development process and all…. they know that words just get in the way sometimes… “this sounds like sadness Daddy”…”why yes it does son”…. “did you make this song Dad?”… “wow, thank you boy, but no, it’s SK”… “you mean SK04, the same guy who did the paintings???”… “that’s the druid, kids”… “is he magic???”… “hmmm, in this world, yes”…
    mayhaps i have mentioned all this before, but it’s true and pure…
    they love ya dude!!!

    on another smoky tangent…
    what gives with November 22???
    blog be gone…
    expiracion de la drivers license…
    Mr. Flower’s birthday…
    1+1+2+2+0+6=????

    selah…

    aloha from the cold green sea,
    your corduroy Maine man,
    ee

  26. avatar
    fergal | 27 September 2006 at 12:30 pm #

    i strongly agree re. that robby geezer … i do not get that whole [epi-]’phenomenon’ … unless it [the popularity] is largely due to the fact that he is simply so, so ordinary that people dig him …
    what-never
    ~

  27. avatar
    Renee | 27 September 2006 at 12:46 pm #

    I can just picture the two of you together, how cute!!
    babies are a trip aren’t they, and it’s a funny thing about music with babies and animals
    whenever I play ULTC my dog just gets real mellow,
    they say music soothes the savage beast!!
    I think babies and animals are similar in that neither can really communicate with us through language, so they have all of these crazy behaviors
    my cat will give little nips pretty frequently, I guess to get my attention and
    I love it when my dog is tryin to tell me something and I finally figure it out,
    it feels like such connection has been made
    anyhow, I have zero tolerance for drunks too and its a shame you have to deal with them so frequently,
    if they could only see themselves!!

    good luck with your upcoming shows and hope we’ll see more video and pics soon!!

  28. avatar
    John Garratt | 27 September 2006 at 1:14 pm #

    A friend of mine told me that the Beatles purposely put “Within You, Without You” at the start of side two so that people could easily throw the needle on the next song, encouraging fans to skip George’s song.

    Nice, huh?

    John

  29. avatar
    lorrain | 27 September 2006 at 1:29 pm #

    Steve Γ”,
    do not misunderstand me, i only meant it for the sake of the naΓ―ve view
    so sorry to have interfered with hawkward signs
    not a williams fan
    good bye

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    veleska1970 | 27 September 2006 at 1:52 pm #

    oh…about kids being into music early…i had forgotten to mention that my 7-year old has been listening to the church, of course, since she was old enough to listen.

    and she loves you guys!! (she’s a chip off the ole block~~she has great taste in music, hey!!)

  31. avatar
    matthew | 27 September 2006 at 2:00 pm #

    hilarious stuff. loved the robbie wiliams bit, and the sly radiohead lines. bully high is still populated by long-haired, gig-bag-carrying hippie grade 10 guys… i think they’re breeding. my daughter’s learning cream guitar riffs. all this and more, but only for a limited time.

  32. avatar
    mandn | 27 September 2006 at 2:27 pm #

    Orpheus,

    I’m sleepy. Will you tuck me in and sing me a lullaby?

    Cheers to the boys and please give them our best.

    xo
    Mary

  33. avatar
    lorrain | 27 September 2006 at 2:42 pm #

    dear SK,
    you are not crazy
    and
    i am no queer
    but i’ve got gilt tripe firt alb since 1997
    great for sex with women who dig your music πŸ™‚

  34. avatar
    ambnt1 | 27 September 2006 at 3:27 pm #

    Steven,
    Smile goddammit! Smile!! Don’t make me come over there and scrunch up your face into a fake smile. I don’ care if you’re stoned, tired, drained, depressed, or what not. Now put on some space rock (preferably Oophoi) and give us a grin. πŸ™‚

    –Chris

    n.p. Japan, “Gentlemen Take Polaroids”

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2006 at 3:33 pm #

    Hey, another good thing about America:
    Robbie Williams gets the “who????” response when mentioned so he doesn’t come here…yay!
    Chela

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2006 at 3:52 pm #

    i feel embarrased thinking of the stupid things i’ve said and done while drinking. makes me want to drink and drink that feeling away

  37. avatar
    syrinx | 27 September 2006 at 3:56 pm #

    November 22: the beginning of the end of faith in stuff really changing from the top floor on down, 1963.

  38. avatar
    davidcwelker | 27 September 2006 at 4:15 pm #

    interesting bout with the lady from NE. whata bruizer. funny in a sad kinda way.

  39. avatar
    davidcwelker | 27 September 2006 at 4:15 pm #

    interesting bout with the lady from NE. whata bruizer. funny in a sad kinda way.

  40. avatar
    lorrain | 27 September 2006 at 4:22 pm #

    For i live, where i did not choose, not exactly in a hotel, but a small room of wonders, under the stars i smile at
    yer faithful chivalric dude, no more

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    gareth,notts | 27 September 2006 at 4:50 pm #

    a friend of a friend struck up a conversation with me ’bout gigs we’ve been to/going to this year,she asked mine so i listed ’em -the church,seth lakeman,josh ritter, puressence,barnesy,the cult,muse, dropkick murphys,amongst others.her ‘list’-robbie williams- we both fell about laughing!to be fair she was going to see snow patrol,so her taste must be improving.robbie williams- completely unconvincing and second rate doesn’t really cover it, absolute,complete shite doesn’t either but its a start!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Centuryhouse | 27 September 2006 at 5:59 pm #

    I liked the first part, about Scarlet. Every bit you said was so familiar, just like with my 3 year old Emma.

    BTW, just found out yesterday we have another child on the way! Due May 2007!

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    CeciliaGin | 27 September 2006 at 7:31 pm #

    Congrats centuryhouse, are you going to find out if a boy or girl?

    I like silly, giggly drunks like my long lost friend Kelly who would walk into the wrong house thinking it was hers or stand in front of a turned off pinball machine and pretend to play.
    Cheeky scared me when she tried to pierce her own nose while drunk, yikers!
    My best drunk moment was getting onstage at a hardcore downtown L.A. punk rock show and getting ready to stage dive when all of a sudden the song ended! There I was frozen onstage with the band looking at me as if to say “Get the fk on with it woman!”
    HA!
    Good times.
    Cee

  44. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 27 September 2006 at 7:31 pm #

    Congrats centuryhouse, are you going to find out if a boy or girl?

    I like silly, giggly drunks like my long lost friend Kelly who would walk into the wrong house thinking it was hers or stand in front of a turned off pinball machine and pretend to play.
    Cheeky scared me when she tried to pierce her own nose while drunk, yikers!
    My best drunk moment was getting onstage at a hardcore downtown L.A. punk rock show and getting ready to stage dive when all of a sudden the song ended! There I was frozen onstage with the band looking at me as if to say “Get the fk on with it woman!”
    HA!
    Good times.
    Cee

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    CeciliaGin | 27 September 2006 at 7:32 pm #

    Congrats centuryhouse, are you going to find out if a boy or girl?

    I like silly, giggly drunks like my long lost friend Kelly who would walk into the wrong house thinking it was hers or stand in front of a turned off pinball machine and pretend to play.
    Cheeky scared me when she tried to pierce her own nose while drunk, yikers!
    My best drunk moment was getting onstage at a hardcore downtown L.A. punk rock show and getting ready to stage dive when all of a sudden the song ended! There I was frozen onstage with the band looking at me as if to say “Get the fk on with it woman!”
    HA!
    Good times.
    Cee

  46. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 27 September 2006 at 8:42 pm #

    the alcohol poisoning balances out our pot intake, yeah right, me had a hangover this morning…
    mjnjr

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    persephone2u | 27 September 2006 at 9:00 pm #

    Ah yes, Within You Without You, surely one of the most beautiful songs The Beatles ever did. And since the Gilt Trip stuff is spoken of in the manner in which you just did, well, gotta say I’m probably gonna have to check it out now out of sheer curiosity…

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    pagey | 27 September 2006 at 9:26 pm #

    That says…..NOT!!

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    davem | 27 September 2006 at 9:45 pm #

    The Williams is for people who don’t really like music. He’s from a part of the world not too far (50 miles or so) from me or Gareth from notts. The shame.
    Love you more,

    dave M

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    Anonymous | 27 September 2006 at 9:50 pm #

    let’s consider the serious drug we’re discussing. What puts the devil in the “demon weed? Mostly THC, which stands for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, a complex substance containing more than four hundred known chemicals, subsequently broken down by the body into another two thousand, most of them unstudied. What we do know indicates that THC’s by-products are like Krazy Glue in the user’s brain. It takes a month for the body to eliminate just the known chemicals left by one joint; if a chronic user quits, it takes at least three months. What long-term mischief THC may cause is still anybody’s guess, but tests on rhesus monkeys (using the monkey equivalent of two to three joints per day) have shown significant brain-cell damage.

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    mike a | 28 September 2006 at 3:30 am #

    I crack up every time you mention Robbie Williams!!

    Do you remember the drunk lady yelling to you at the concert in Chicago!! I was sitting quite close to her – whatever she was drinking was very potent!!

    Ahhhh children, they do have the tendency to bite – especially when their teeth are just coming in!!


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