posted on January 22, 2011 at 8:01 pm

aye eye i

go to the optometrists to get some new glasses

the bad news

1. joe the optometrist died a year ago and i didnt know

he was a bit of a friend being a fan of david lane i’d met him heaps of times

i was quite shocked and i kept crying thru my eye exam

2. i have a cataract in my right eye due to the damage i did it with the cork

jesus life seems in the raw sometimes

i walk home

bondi looks the same but different

the cheerful veneer lifted

it seems cold and hard and merciless

it wont care when i am finally gone i realise

anyway i had a nice swim n did me yoga n no naughty drugs

i spoke to my girls in sweden for the last time before they come home

monday night i cant wait yet its also the end of my freedom

of course i didnt get anything done that i thought i would

ive just procrastinated

a whole lot

and then some ….

still its saturday night n some ninny across the road

has got the worst doof doof music BLARING out

n i already wanna go to bed n sleep

ha ha

not with this FUCKING RACKET!

thats life

thats love

thats the time being baby

see ya soon!

30 Responses to “the big night of the week”

  1. avatar
    princey | 22 January 2011 at 8:43 pm #

    Hello, sorry to hear about your eye, sorry to hear about your friend, sorry to hear about your annoying neighbours, hope it all gets better killsy.
    love Amanda

  2. avatar
    Christine | 22 January 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    Your words are amazing…reading The Time Being is my favourite time…

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 January 2011 at 9:24 pm #


    Maybe you guys should collaberate? 🙂

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    Karin | 22 January 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    poor Joe, poor eye 🙁 bad ninnies and doof doof…

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    Ingrid | 22 January 2011 at 11:21 pm #

    Typical hey, when you want to go to sleep there’s always something preventing it. I had to laugh at the part about the doof doof music, now I do feel sorry for you.

    It was enjoyable to see a glimpse of the Kilbey wit in there (I did have a good laugh – hopefully that was how it was intended). Anyway, I especially liked the end part as well.


  6. avatar
    SLJ | 22 January 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    Procrastination is under-rated. Sometimes you just need to, you know?

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      Violette | 28 January 2011 at 1:40 am #

      I have to agree with you there, SLJ. Why are we so programmed to Do! Do! Do! Do! the moment we get a bit of off-time? Our ancestors in the jungles and marshlands and savanahs didn’t go into frenzies of productivity when the mammoth had been killed and the larder was full. They rested.

  7. avatar
    . | 22 January 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    have a good day steve

  8. avatar
    Patrick | 23 January 2011 at 12:03 am #

    doof doof music…hilarious

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    Ed in fl | 23 January 2011 at 1:06 am #

    Lying here in bed and grind just came on. Wife said “hey they played that in Orlando – I like this one.”. She said let’s go to Atlanta to see em!! Wow – what a great wife!!

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    davem | 23 January 2011 at 1:33 am #

    Not sure if it’s just the piccie or me thinking about the cornflakes comments, but you look really thin SK. Take care? x

  11. avatar
    Freddie | 23 January 2011 at 3:19 am #

    “bondi looks the same but different
    the cheerful veneer lifted
    it seems cold and hard and merciless
    it wont care when i am finally gone i realise”

    Well I’d care! There would be a hole the size of the Grand Canyon!

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 23 January 2011 at 4:17 am #

    It will be Saturday night for me soon. Its noon here on Saturday in Chicago and it is really fuckn cold outside. I have been house-bound and bed ridden for the past 72 hours due to my lower back problem, its a real bitch, My plans for the day in2 night are watch a bit of Hockey (BlackHawks) on the telly and get back to bed. The ONLY real cure when my back flares up-out-of-control, as bad as it is recently, is elevated legs and bed rest. Meds, yoga, electro-stimulation…they dont have nothing on this pain. My girls (wife=Laura, angel=Kristina) went to the Lake House in the great state of Indiana (an hour and a half car ride), as to give me piece of mind and quiet. My son, Alex, is waiting in anticipation for the Hockey game to begin, and keeps a watchful eye on me. He is a great young man, love him dearly, He will make a great teacher soon enough and will be right below your eyeline (between you and Peter) in less than a month-He loves you guys and thinks Peter is golden. I hope if you get a chance to read this SK that one thing that is holding me straight up right now is the tour date of 02/11. I am doing my best to fight this awful torment as resourcefully as I can so I can see the four of you put on the show of shows, the grand marque. And cross paths with many readers out here, if for only just a cold February night.

    Darrin K.

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    veleska1970 | 23 January 2011 at 4:41 am #

    oh, i am so sorry about your friend and your eye!! that’s terrible.

    but your girls are finally come home, and that’s wonderful.

    lotza love…

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    hellbound heart | 23 January 2011 at 9:03 am #

    you take care of yourself-your girls need you, ok?

    love always…….

  15. avatar
    bc | 23 January 2011 at 9:55 am #

    no naughty drugs…what about the nice ones?

    sorry about your friend
    best to you and your family

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    Karen | 23 January 2011 at 10:59 am #

    sad that your optometrist friend died
    I found out my first boyfriend committed suicide ( wasnt my fault hadnt seen him since I was 16 or 17…:O

    Its strange when you hear ppl you were close to just arent there anymore one minute your laughing talking next they no longer exsist..

    some dont even make it past infancy.. ( and they are adults ):O

    There will always be your music art & your written word ..
    anyways I have a feeling you wont be popping off to other side anytime soon

    what with the yoga being a vegan no norty drugs or drinking youll live for yonks (Y)

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 23 January 2011 at 11:13 am #

    With the soon arrival of your little darlings, I can only imagine how excited you are going to be when you get to hold them in your arms. Bless you and enjoy each and every moment with them, they are sweet angels sent from high above to warm your heart.

    For those of us that may need a little laugh or a reality check, I offer to you…this:


    10. Anything that can, will, get stuck in their hair for you to attempt to extract with the least amount of pain inflicted.

    9. If they annoy you, than they are doing their job well, if by chance…you constantly annoy them, Well…Hell,…applaud yourself.

    8. They can watch the same DVD or telly show countless times, yet, cannot stay focused on the task at hand when you are out and about shopping for the umpteenth million time (I know…bring a portable DVD player with ya…been there and done that).

    7. They question everything, even when they clearly know or have heard the answer a thousand times. Makes you feel like your back in school , doesn’t it.

    6. You look at them in sheer amazement, as they play with the strangest or silliest item they can find-ignoring the countless dollars spent on toys…and you ask yourself “is there a possibility that I MAY have brought the wrong one home from the hospital”? !!!

    5. If it interests you, especially at the peak moment, than hell…for a fact they can care less.

    4. When they smile, the day just becomes brighter and a tear wells up in your eyes, or is it that you just realized it IS daytime and your so flippin tired you can, and will, cry…for some bloody rest !!!

    3. They eat anything found on the floor or ground for that matter, but notta bite from the good stuff on their plate(s). Hell…just toss the plates on the floor and let them have at it.

    2. No matter what you do or say, they have the memory of a friggin goldfish…3 FUGGIN SECONDS !!!!

    And the numero uno reason is: (ratta-tat-tat-tat…poor xcuse for a drum machine)…

    Your life is complete because of them, and their lives have just begun…
    because of you.

    Children, yes…gotta love them dearly until Amazon creates a UPC code for you to post them on-line as “Used…in ok condition, few minor mishaps-complete with clothes and unused toys”


    Darrin K.

  18. avatar
    Once | 23 January 2011 at 11:15 am #

    Despite the beginning (and I too am sorry about Joe and your eye, death always seems to blindside us, me anyway; and medical ailments become commonplace as we age…a drag, to be sure)…the rest of it cracked me up to no end.

    Especially the caption on the photo – priceless!!!

    Agree with previous comments, the end was also brilliant…I hope the tour goes well for you, SK, and that you enjoy yourself in some capacity…it’s a win/win, really – we get a wonderful experience, you and the boys do one of the things you are all great at doing; and hopefully earn a living…and soon you will be home.


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    Once | 23 January 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    LOL, just caught the unintended pun…”blindsided”.

    Sorry – unintended!

    I have to say one thing here, tho – thanks for Cobalt Blue. Another tune that I could listen to a thousand times, over and over…omg…

    LOVE it, and can even sing along to it, mournfully and truly.

    SK – you are the best.

  20. avatar
    Martha | 23 January 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    ah, the doof doof music. woke me up last night just right after i’d drifted. (hey, neighbor, i know it’s friday night and all, but i do need to wake up at 2am for work, like he’d know…)

    condolences on your optometrist friend’s passing. how sad.
    cataract sounds like a bummer.
    enjoy the imminent arrival of some happiness
    and yes, it’s all in that precious burden called life

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    linjo | 23 January 2011 at 6:02 pm #

    haha, Darren, yeah right on! don’t they drive you crazy! I have an 8 year old girl that way out does me in general knowledge, a total doco watcher! but she drives me crazy with the small stuff! Yeah Steve, the end of the freedom! It is so good to wallow in your misery alone, misery is good company (for a while) but the beat goes on thank god! Those 3 girls will be hanging to get back into their loving Daddy’s arms! Hope you post some photos of the little darlings! xxx

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    Freddie | 23 January 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    Steve, has the eye doc mentioned anything about removing the cataract? My Mom had them removed from both eyes via laser surgery. She had worn glasses for many years both bi and trifocals. Now after her surgery she docent even need them!

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    eekie | 23 January 2011 at 9:24 pm #

    Sorry about your friend. Always a shocker when you find out such things.

    Hope your girls are having a smooth, safe trip home, and hope you have a lovely reunion.

    doof doof — some unsolicited advice (and I know how much you just love that)…learn to tune it out. You have a brain. Use it. You can’t make the noise stop, but you can choose how you react to it. You can either focus on it and be irritated and angry, or you can ignore it and go to sleep. It really is your choice, and within your control.

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    celticat | 23 January 2011 at 9:26 pm #

    As a father of two daughters I so relate. Hug them, breathe them in and let them into your soul, cos about five minutes later they’re gonna be you’re daughters!!

    Love to you, your family and your loved ones. Take care my friend.

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    linjo | 23 January 2011 at 9:32 pm #

    Steve I have been thinking about you and the girls. Talking on Facebook with friends about stuff. Isnt it a shame we focus on ourselves and the choices we have made. Lets get over it and totally focus on our kids lives and the wonder that may come to them. We have had lots of opportunity. It comes and it goes. My Georgia is it for me. We are so lucky. Having said that I feel your pain. Those girls love you so much. xxx

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    esne snoner | 23 January 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    sk – as a fellow procrastinator i understand that feeling of damn – all those things i meant to do – but in your case what about the things that have been achieved – staggering really – 3 albums rehearsed and ready for presentation in a format never even able to be dreamt about by any other band i can think of, a commitment to a one-off show in a unique setting that few other outfits on this planet could even consider, and a new album ‘in-the-can’ that i can only begin to imagine will be a notch or 2 above the sublime #23 and containing a tune that out-tantalises that tune itself (apparantly) – take it easy on yourself mister – you continue to lead the way in all that most of us mere mortals can only be inspired by – peace and love to you

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    Ingrid | 23 January 2011 at 10:58 pm #

    I hope your day was good today, mine was I took my daughter horseriding in the Watagan Mountains for her birthday. A breath of fresh air the rainforest trails.

    The moon is so beautiful tonight, really illuminating and big with such presence.

    I bet you can’t wait for tomorrow when you see your girls.

    love Ingrid

  28. avatar
    nic | 23 January 2011 at 11:56 pm #

    life can be a little TOO raw sometimes Steve … sorry to hear about your friend .. and the cataract in your eye (hopefully that can be fixed?) ..
    hang in there … you will have lots of boundless, youthful feminine energy heading your way very soon! I am sure it will lift your spirits seeing your precious girls xxxxxxxxxxxx

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    plumlady | 24 January 2011 at 1:37 am #

    Sorry about your eye. I’ve got a small cataract in my right eye also and I’m a bit younger than you; but makes me feel OLD nonetheless. Mine could be from having lasik surgery in that eye twice, which will make it difficult to have the cataract surgery. But look on the bright side; I’ve heard once you have the surgery, you can see great….maybe pray for one in the other eye and then you’ll be able to see like a child again….maybe. For now, I sometimes read the blog with cloudy vision on that side; adds to the aura of the whole reading..ha!

    Death seems to be abundant this year; had another 51 year old friend die in his sleep this week…man that seems to young to have that happen. But as with the other pal, alcohol related issues haunted him. Man, stay away from the booze everyone. Soon your girls will be home safe and sound and that will definitely keep you feeling young and loved!

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