posted on February 28, 2010 at 6:59 am

its already 2010
i got a friend called ricky
and one called donald
and one called nelg
and one called trevor who is also church lighting man
i live in bondi north bondi if you like
my friends come to my house
we and the fambley plus
amble off to the beach for a swim
we get there
the beach is closed because of
a) electric storm
b) jellyfish
c) tsunami
d) big sharky
e) all of the above
can you imagine
a lightning bolt strikes
a sharky bites
a jellyfish stings
the tsunami drowns
all at one time
we eat mexican n it starts to rain
cant pull a trick
do yoga this morning in the hot sun
i drift off into reveries of lives
i remember faces dimly in the interior mists
i remember nineveh
i remember albion
i remember rome
i was a slave boy
captured from somewhere else
i must have been a slave there
where i was before because i didnt mind being a slave here
we were outside of rome now
i worked in the vineyards of our owners whom we rarely saw
one day our mistress turned up in our midst unexpectedly
she looked rich with her jewelry and her robes
rumours swirled around the place about her
she had been sent home from rome
for misbehaviour nonetheless
she was suntanned and deliberate
as she made her way up the treelined avenues
of her splendid country home
they said she worshipped egyptian gods
they said she was a priestess of astarte
they said she had had an affair with some emperor
they said her husbands had been powerful men
they said she owned a house in africa
one day i was surprised to be called into her presence
what did she want with me?
would i be ever be a freed man?
would i be poisoned or promoted?
would i be flayed or fucked or fired?
it was with some trepidation therefore
that i approached her villa…..

20 Responses to “story of my lives”

  1. avatar
    steve kilbey | 28 February 2010 at 7:31 am #

    knot
    zephyrus was the north wind himself
    he raped a nymph whom he turned into "spring" after he felt great remorse at what he'd done…in prima vera by botticelli we see zeph and the nymph with all the flowers starting to spurt outta her mouth (some consolation, huh?)
    also note a very similar looking guy as zeph in birth of venus
    this time carrying with him his own breezy squeeze!

    sk

  2. avatar
    steve kilbey | 28 February 2010 at 7:39 am #

    one of my crowns broke n fell out!
    it looks wretched
    sk

  3. avatar
    eek | 28 February 2010 at 8:26 am #

    "one of my crowns broke n fell out!
    it looks wretched"

    Good thing they are only temps! The real ones will be a lot stronger. If they aren't, you can sic your fans on your dentist. 😉

  4. avatar
    EDD | 28 February 2010 at 8:27 am #

    Just when you thought you troubles was over….

  5. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 28 February 2010 at 10:13 am #

    re: your crown
    ask for a refund…me thinks you got a dud….

    love always…….

  6. avatar
    davem | 28 February 2010 at 11:38 am #

    the beach is closed because of
    a) electric storm
    b) jellyfish
    c) tsunami
    d) big sharky

    Just like Birmingham then!!

    Sorry about the crown sk.
    Luv ya!

  7. avatar
    Belfy | 28 February 2010 at 3:51 pm #

    Don't go all Shane McGowan on us now SK 😉

  8. avatar
    Freddie | 28 February 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    I always love a good past life story. And as everyone wants to know, then what?

    Doesn't the broken crown hurt? Better get a new temp put on it. You don't want it to get damaged.

  9. avatar
    persephone2u | 28 February 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    My grandmother once looked at the Botticelli Primavera print I had hanging up in my living room and said dead seriously, "She looks like she's pregnant," to which I replied, "Well, it's a long story, but let's just say that a certain wind fancied her." It's a beautiful painting and I've got it right beside Elizabeth Siddal floating in a river with flowers strewn everywhere also…

  10. avatar
    cazziem | 28 February 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    Today's blog sounds like the introduction to what could be a VERY interesting recount of one of the past lives of a certain Mr Kilbey.

    Tell me more, cost I'm sure I'm not the only one who's eager to know whether you got effed, effed or effed; or all three of em!

  11. avatar
    iseult | 28 February 2010 at 9:31 pm #

    those botticellis are florentine allegories as well but the references are lost

  12. avatar
    princey | 28 February 2010 at 11:18 pm #

    Ooooh is that painful sk? The Shane McGowan comment made me laugh, I used to love that Christmas song he "sang" with Kirsty, a classic!

    And well chosen by the priestess….haha sk as a slaveboy in his past life, now that's funny!!!

  13. avatar
    tendraftsdeep | 28 February 2010 at 11:35 pm #

    I just saw this today.
    excellent! thanks Steve. I totally agree

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpq5rIYHlM8&feature=related

  14. avatar
    robertmadore | 28 February 2010 at 11:46 pm #

    King without a crown?

    No, slave boy.

  15. avatar
    requiem for an aquanaught pt 2 | 1 March 2010 at 2:23 am #


    …in it now for some
    seven days

    begin i now drowned in
    your waves…

    …nears keep my head about
    your tail

    too too deep but sail
    still we…

  16. avatar
    Saint Louie | 1 March 2010 at 9:30 am #

    Hey "tendraftsdee"…THANKS for the link and interview with Steve…I really LIKE that interview! Awesome and thanks again!

    I would have to agree also with that interview…about how the younger gen plays or listens to music in the older generation and clinging to it without having their own focus music and generation…interesting!!?? and never thought about it that way…well, that's WHY WE HAVE The Church, Don't Weeeee!?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpq5rIYHlM8&feature=related

  17. avatar
    Tendraftsdeep | 1 March 2010 at 6:30 pm #

    St. Louie, yes indeed. I am a bit younger than Mr. Kilbey by 15 years or so, but I still know what he meant in that interview. I still do. Besides the occasional Pink Floyd trip I will never give myself to "Classic Rock". That is why I have always been drawn to The Church and others who dared to make something new, whether sonic or lyrically. cheers!

  18. avatar
    Mary | 2 March 2010 at 2:44 am #

    i hate that when the crown comes off, happened to me too!! i ate something hard and it pulled it out lol, sorry sk, im sure it will be ok soon, and ill kick your dentists ass if u want lol

    love ya
    mary

  19. avatar
    plumlady | 8 March 2010 at 6:57 pm #

    A very pretty pagan themed blog Steve. I'm so very excited that you're coming back to Minneapolis, I still get a buzz thinking about your last tour!

  20. avatar
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