posted on March 28, 2009 at 10:28 pm

yesterday we found a little room here
we didnt know previously existed
i thought it was a wardrobe or something
but down at the end of a little corridor
was a little meditation room
with a hushed silence
while esoteric books lined the shelves
one felt almost like an intruder on the rooms solemn quiet
an incense stick lay waiting to be lit
between a white carved dragons jaws
heavy sackcloth kept out the dazzling outside sunlight
nice room!
we walked around newport and avalon
we drove up to palm n whale beach
(nice going , iva!)
we had some indian food
which was good but i couldnt eat that much
which is good too
i remember living in america n taking ephedra stacks
to curb my appetite
but then i’d go to dennys n eat cheese sandwiches n chips
now i cant handle eating that much
leave while youre still hungry
dont fill up
its justa lotta strain on yer system
filling your belly to the max
you’ll always need more n more
so we left the restaurant still slightly hungry
we had palak paneer n dal n naan
natalie likes missions dark ghana chocolate
the sand up here is coarser n more yellow
they have some nice seapools
there are lots of long haired blond kids on skateboards
we went to cafe
it took 45 minutes to deliver some banana bread n porridge
it was ludicrous
i read the paper waiting
some celebrity dating some celebrity
some war somewhere
some murder
some plane crash
some market folds
some dollars burn
some footy player scores a goal
some politician is a useless lying worm
some people go to a party
some people go to the races
some people stay home n eat pizza n watch crime shows
soon we must depart the hidden nook of mission h.q.
wend our weary way back home
for the hourlong drive
plus everyone’ll be squeezing into bondi today
its a glorious sunday morning
i pull on my mansuit
more grey hairs
more wrinkles
more years a’showing
have some of missions nice muesli for brekky
type this rubbish out
pretending to work
while nk packs up our stuff
if any one out there has a chalet
a cottage in a forest
a villa
a castle
a romantic parisienne garret
a caravan by a forest
or some other nice holiday destination
we are available to stay there
free of charge!
get your place written up here too
if i got enuff places together
we can move out of our bondi joint
and just travel about staying here n there
the gypsy freeloaders

24 Responses to “the gypsy freeloaders”

  1. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 28 March 2009 at 11:49 pm #

    grrr! this is the third time i’ve tried to send a comment….the other two got eaten by the monsters that lurk in the darkness of cyberspace…..
    all’s i’m gonna say this time is that i live in a beautfil place in the hinterland behind the tweed coast and that you and nk are welcome to stay any time….
    mission, you’re a #1 good bloke…would like to do coffee and shoot the breeze with you some time…..

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    Anonymous | 29 March 2009 at 12:47 am #

    Gypsy freeloader !

    Hey thats my idea .

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    lily was here | 29 March 2009 at 12:51 am #

    We can only offer a humble shack in the outback but there's acres of space, eucalypts, wildlife and the peace can be deafening but the milky way at night out here is to die for. 'Tis an 8 hr drive or 1 hr flight with 3hr drive on the wide open road. Yr welcome ANYtime, we could do a home swap; but bring the kids 'cos kids love it out here. Its hot n dusty in summer and cold n tumbleweed in winter (a romantic fireplace is available for nights when the wind howls) xxx
    ps we have tv now (you wont need it), the internet, excellent music, book & movie selection, plus a few guitars to serenade nk on. Theres even a bottle of the green fairy in the liquor cabinet. You can run around naked and no-one will bother you except a few grazing 'roos and deer, tho'. The neighbours may drop in unannounced -but theyre way too polite to bat an eyelid, and the dogs will bark to sound a warning 🙂

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    restaurant mark | 29 March 2009 at 1:12 am #

    glad you’re having a good time…sounds beautiful there.
    i like the gypsy idea!

    take care

  5. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 29 March 2009 at 1:44 am #

    Well Sk my family’s got this really nice condo on the Atlantic Ocean in Hillsboro Beach Florida which is one mile south of Boca Raton and 40 miles south of Palm Beach. I used to love it but now it depresses me because of all the environmental damage former Governor Jeb Bush has done to the area. I guess I was born to live, enjoy, suffer, suffer, medicate, desicate and perish in Chicago.

    Next saturday jimmy page inducts Jeff Beck into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. On April 16-17 Becky graces the Park West in Chicago. The very same Park West that the Church performed in a few years ago.

    Captain Mission and Captain Sensible. One’s in the The Damned. The other is a Sydney sage.

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 March 2009 at 2:33 am #

    palak paneer is made from dairy cows i u puss!namaste.

  7. avatar
    Richard | 29 March 2009 at 2:42 am #

    you could always come and house/dog sit for us in Darwin

    you can see the (croccy and box jellyfishy) harbour from our verandah and the (not-quite Bondi) beach is five minutes walk away

    and then there’s the green tree frogs (six at the front door last night) and the ginormous stick insects and the pretty tree snakes and the frilled neck lizards

    …okay, so Sue’s sounds a little better on (virtual) paper

    (am dreaming about getting a block out bush with its own creek – will make fresh bid then)

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    Hellbound Heart | 29 March 2009 at 3:01 am #

    brien c, shit, you live in chicago, ay? there’s a good chance i could be coming over from australia later on in the year, how’s about we meet up for a soy latte or something????
    i’ve been listening to vintage david bowie this morning, ashes to ashes still gives me goosebumps……
    peace guys…..

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 March 2009 at 4:26 am #

    sensational blog !!

    Make a great reality tv show Gypsy Freeloaders


  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 March 2009 at 4:52 am #

    Shine like it does,;) xo

  11. avatar
    eek | 29 March 2009 at 6:59 am #

    Ohhh! You could stay at my place. You’d hate it, of course, but just think how much you’d appreciate getting home! 😉

  12. avatar
    EDD | 29 March 2009 at 8:36 am #

    I wish I was a fish…….

  13. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 29 March 2009 at 8:50 am #

    whereabouts in the outback do you live, lily? i’m interested!

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    lily was here | 29 March 2009 at 11:25 am #

    LOL eek.
    Richard, thats the travel brochure version. Sometimes its like being on the set of The Proposition but its green at the moment after recent rain. I forgot to mention 'mud bergs', our swimming hole! Steve i highly recommend Darwin as a stopover; magnificent sunsets & lightning storms. HH, halfway btwn Sydney and Broken Hill. Steve, hope the kids didnt trash the place & throw a party while you were away 🙂
    ps Its nice to recharge those batteries once in a while. Did anyone recognise you? Bono stays out near Avalon when he's in Oz.

  15. avatar
    veleska1970 | 29 March 2009 at 2:48 pm #

    i’m glad you had a great time. you deserve it.

  16. avatar
    Freddie | 29 March 2009 at 3:03 pm #

    Sounds like a fun way to live as long as the doors are open. 😉
    Y’all are always welcome here. It’s not peaceful like Mission Headquarters
    and pales to the sound of Lily’s Pad but we have two seasons, uncomfortably cold
    and unbearably hot. The summertime humidity is like walking through warm soup
    but at nighttime, the beaded wet grass and the fireflys are a bit magical.
    If nothing else it would at least make you that much more thankful for Bondi Beach.

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    CSTCoach | 29 March 2009 at 3:19 pm #

    Hmm. How about a crappy little place in middle of nowhere canada? it’d pain me to do so, but i could be convinced to do a house swap for bondi…

    “if i got enuff places together
    we can move out of our bondi joint
    and just travel about staying here n there
    the gypsy freeloaders”

    lotsa ways to do this, druid 😉

    But you don’t need that with fiendss like these. Should be easy to get ya a couple vacations a year someplace nice.

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 March 2009 at 4:51 pm #

    God bless you. 🙂 xox

  19. avatar
    catchow | 29 March 2009 at 5:48 pm #

    i’d love to see that nice meditation room…Capt Mission is well appointed!
    Anyway,i’ve got an old country
    house in normandy… Kilbey’s family welcome !… my husband ‘s
    ok,only my dog may not be
    very friendly…

  20. avatar
    davem | 29 March 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    You’re welcome in Solihull any time S the K!!
    No???? Didn’t think so….don’t blame you!!
    But any fiends visiting blighty you’re also very, very welcome. We’re about 18 miles north of the bards Stratford-upon-Avon. It’s grey, rains a lot and we all talk with a terrible accent.
    Love to all.

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 March 2009 at 7:31 pm #




  22. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 29 March 2009 at 8:18 pm #

    our bird infested love shack awaits your arrival gypsy king…

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 March 2009 at 9:01 pm #

    Steve What was that 12′ Under the milky way record doing in my mail box.

    and that pack of goji mix??? I am giving that to Farnham.. he’s bought down the road and really gets into those berries.

    Man’ just call next time I am alway’s around in my studio.


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    Monored | 30 March 2009 at 10:17 am #

    Hello you and Nat, and your gorgeous girls are always welcome at monored mansions…pool, lake side walks or rowing, lorakeets, kookaburras..listen to the frogs..its very quiet and peaceful with lots of private room for you all…soak yourself in greenness…see you sometime…when you have wheels…c x

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