posted on June 27, 2008 at 10:18 pm

here i am
arent i ?
is this me….at last
can you see the real me
can ya
can ya?
hmmm ok
youre probably tired of all that other stuff by now
so alright
lets go
across my desk this week

1. i finished a most excellent book sent me by one of my
oldest and strangest friends marcus ‘udson who now abodes
in sunny old sweden near the norf pole
the book was called ” the scar” by china meiville (a bloke)
it was incredibly well imagined bizarre fiction
about a floating conglomerate of pirate ships
in some other earthlike world full of humans
and cray-humans and insectoid things and
amphibious monsters and a thing called an avanc
a transdimensional leviathan that these pirates
hook their fleet up to and lots of intrigue double crossing
and nasty tricks
the book before this one “perdito street station”
is also an absolute 5 star corker as well…

2. friendly fiend roscoe be gave me a book at the vegan do
its called the origins of man and the universe
by an australian mystic barry long
to tell you the truth
i didnt like the look of it
i didnt think i’d like it or agree with it
it was given to barry long
the way my blog is given to me
thats right
it just tumbled out of his head
after a lot of spiritual searching etc naturally
i mean
he wasnt a steak gulping booze artist
bashing his missus n having a fiver on the neddies
and then one day this book fell out of his scone..
no no
i guess he spent a lotta time thinking about this
tapping in
remembering
intuiting
anyway
your humble being starts reading a bit and blow me down
barry long is writing so many things the olde sk been saying too
tired of the 2 stupid choices given to us concerning our origins
eg old testament or new science
long posits a third explanation
which satisfies me spiritually and intellectually
incorporating elements of darwin and religion
yet avoiding the superstition of the latter
and the “soulessness” of science
long does all this in a calm easy to understand way
he states brilliant things and moves on
i was amazed to find so many of my own inchoate thoughts
addressed by long in this book
and cst coach you would be interested in the stuff
about how we were once unselfconscious animals
joined into the intangible net of all things
like all the other creatures still are
thats why you never see a cat miss a jump
and how a seabird can plummet a thousand feet
from the sky and shoot like an arrow through the water
and nail a fish 6 inches long 20 feet down
every bird can do that
they hardly ever miss
a ha
to become self conscious we moved out of that net
we became outside it
yes
well a real evolved man can still tap in
through yoga
meditation
martial arts
long constantly repeats the paradox
of the martial artist able to kill with one small move
who would immediately lose that power should he ever use it
eg
there are superpowers available
but by the time you got em
you dont wanna use em
you have accepted that consciousness
existed before matter
created and descended into matter
and is fulfilling a “purpose” none of us can truly know
just like there is no one man on earth understands
all the workings of a boeing 747
too many systems
too many parts
the designers and mechanics only know compartmentalised bits
so too this earth and universe and creation
we all only know or realise our own bits…
we can only really guess at the whole purpose
anyway
i highly recommend this work
if you, like me
or
if you like me
and you think adam n eve is a great story
but quite frankly it obviously aint how things got started
but you also realise that evolution does not explain
this blooming paradise adequately
its only an aspect of the “truth”
we are not random blobs evolved out of chemical soup
there was consciousness behind this
there always was
and our consciousness will never disappear
just like krishna said…
neither are we original sinners
prejudged by some cranky old tent-god
doomed to eternity in hell or purgatory
cos we didnt believe in some unlikely malarkey
c’mon…
heres a third possibility

3 off on the plane this arvo
off to rehearals and all the rest of it
im not s’posed to let the cat outta the bag
so im staying shtumm
rehearsed yesterday and sounded good
i am performing with 2 different acts
wow! will be exciting
will give ya the inside goss too
as long as its not still secret…
ooh lots of celebs and music biz boozers to bag
sir dennis eton-hogg and the like
big time operators and fast talkin’ flunkies
drummers n singers n engine ears
stayed tuned people

over n out

the time killer

38 Responses to “the time it takes”

  1. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 28 June 2008 at 1:51 am #

    I’m tentatively anticipating Sk performing with the Triffids at the ARIAS. I’m probably wrong because of Sk’s adversion to the Arias. Another great vegan book replete with spirituality and ecological compassion is “The World Peace Diet” by Will Tuttle. I saw a bunch of heavy veggies on a TV special about India. That’s where my battered soul and psyche belong.

    A very good perspective by Sk in reference to spirituality, evolution and science interacting and fusing together.

  2. avatar
    kat | 28 June 2008 at 3:49 am #

    sk,

    i’m not the reader i should be, but that book sounds really interesting. will have to check it out.

    hmm… the mysterious performance. sounds fun 🙂

    happy weekend, fiends!

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2008 at 7:09 am #

    that’s Mieville, SK

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2008 at 7:26 am #

    wouldnt being a “bricklaying poet”hurt ur arse? hee hee! ;D x have a RIOT SK!

  5. avatar
    davem | 28 June 2008 at 8:07 am #

    Ta for the recommendations. I will check ’em both out.
    Have a safe flight.
    Love you lots Sir.
    Have a good weekend all.

    xx

  6. avatar
    limebeaver | 28 June 2008 at 8:32 am #

    I imagine one of the gigs will be nelson mandela’s 90th… finally getting come credit Steve.

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2008 at 8:51 am #

    A cat never misses a jump? A diving bird never misses the fish? You say the funniest things sometimes esky! You are one keen eyed nature boy, that’s fer sure.

  8. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 28 June 2008 at 9:51 am #

    boy oh boy have i had a busy few days mr k…haven’t ceased to exist or anything like that, just flat out with stuff…the last few blogs have been amazing, a cross between ziggy stardust and lord of the rings…
    when you were talking about the perfection of nature and the animals et al, i couldn’t help but hear david ettinborough’s voice narrating these words…now there’s an individual that uncovers the wonders of our planet…yeah, very hard to subscribe purely to either evolution or to christianity…the rationale you briefly touch on sounds interesting…
    love always…

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2008 at 10:25 am #

    attenborough

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2008 at 11:02 am #

    why ten again?

  11. avatar
    lily was here | 28 June 2008 at 11:16 am #

    Sam S would love The Scar too I imagine!

    I found this bit Barry Long wrote before he died:

    ‘Our having a physical brain and mind of limited consciousness inhibits the knowledge of the eternal mystery. Yet, due to our immortal individual consciousness having lived, died and recurred through uncountable births, each of us has a deeper presence or potential knowledge of every level of truth ever realised by humanity. This extends from the realisations of God or Self by various masters, to gods and higher intelligences, and on to eternity and beyond eternity – altogether a hugely intelligent body of self-knowledge supporting our presently rather shaky individual consciousness. Like an irresistible magnet, our potential higher knowledge will drag our individual consciousness on through innumerable more recurrences until we are truly intelligent. There is only the great cycle of life and death and all the participants, reluctant or otherwise, recur here in the physical to participate after death in the next stage of their potential – for the inscrutable good of the whole.’

    THAT makes sense to me. Having said that, I dont read these types of books anymore.

    Life is all about love and your fellow man. I want to spend more time practising that than reading about it. Having said that, I wouldnt mind picking up an audio of The Origins book. Audio is my saviour these days SK. Im dropping LOTS of hints 🙂

    xx

  12. avatar
    ross b | 28 June 2008 at 11:21 am #

    Barry long also delved deeply into tantra and divine love between man and woman – and that i’m way more interested to practise than to read about!

    Bests, r.

  13. avatar
    Celticat | 28 June 2008 at 11:27 am #

    Mate, you could never be a time killer! You are The Time Being.

    love to you n all

  14. avatar
    kat | 28 June 2008 at 7:56 pm #

    sk,

    i know you are bizzy but check your myspace email when u can. i send u tunez.

    peace everyone ;]

  15. avatar
    CSTCoach | 28 June 2008 at 7:57 pm #

    “and cst coach you would be interested in the stuff”

    cool, thanks, i’ll check it out. It sounds very much along the lines of our discussions about recovering the ability to tap flow state at will.

    i’ll check out the sci fi too. 🙂

    i’ve got a couple books around here i keep meaning to send your way too. also a new mag feature in the current Outpost, southern France, chasing the ghost of Lawrence Durrell. will send ya a copy, as always.

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2008 at 9:41 pm #

    Hey folks, I have an album (free) on the Internet Archive. The ain’t place for advertising, I know, but some of you might like, seeing as SK is a definite influence.

    http://www.archive.org/details/AllisterThompsonInfinities

    Just so’s you know, I am a daily reader of SK’s blog and have even subscribed (not enough), so I’m not totally butting in.

    And this Barry Long chap sounds on the money, I’m going to check him out.

    Allister

  17. avatar
    tofu | 28 June 2008 at 9:50 pm #

    >sir dennis eton-hogg and the like

    Oooh! Will Bobbi Flekman be there too? 😉

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2008 at 10:38 pm #

    Artie Fufkin: You know what I want you to do? Will you do something for me?
    David St. Hubbins: What?
    Artie Fufkin: Do me a favor. Just kick my ass, okay? Kick this ass for a man, that’s all. Kick my ass. Enjoy. Come on. I’m not asking, I’m telling with this. Kick my ass.

  19. avatar
    fantasticandy | 28 June 2008 at 10:46 pm #

    BWTB is one of the best albums i have ever heard in my life.
    i don’t honestly care about anything else at this moment in time.
    such is it’s power.

  20. avatar
    eek | 29 June 2008 at 1:01 am #

    Re: the how did all of this come about question — several months ago during a discussion on this subject someone I know said “we all believe what we want to believe.” That made a lot of sense to me. Think about this: have you ever heard a person who believes the Genesis story is literal fact say “yeah I absolutely hate that god made the heaven and earth and us and everything else in seven calendar days and the earth is only 10,000 years old and god controls everything that happens and has ever happened, but even though I think it’s a bunch of bullshit I’m going to keep believing it”? Likewise I doubt any of us have ever heard a fervent atheist evolution believer say similar things about what he/she believes. Belief (at least on this subject) doesn’t really have that much to do with fact and as long as people understand that it’s not really a problem. …at least that’s what I want to believe. 😉

    Re: #3 — I’m dying to know how it turns out. You Aussies need to tape it when it’s on! And…SK — You have lately been particularly good at complimenting and honouring other musicians. I hope you will also now be capable of accepting similar accolades when they come your way. Being truly gracious means you are able to do both.

  21. avatar
    CSTCoach | 29 June 2008 at 3:18 am #

    killa,

    follow this link and look under Feature Articles – where you’ll find an excellent piece on carpal tunnel by a colleague of mine who really knows his stuff.

    Cheers,
    ryan

    http://www.rmaxinternational.com/home/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=408

  22. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 29 June 2008 at 5:14 am #

    EEK:

    I do adhere to Genesis 1:29 that directed humans to be vegetarian. It’s all about universal kinship and peace and harmony between humans and all God’s other creatures.

  23. avatar
    PAGEY | 29 June 2008 at 5:53 am #

    i have come to believe in nothing short of God’s greatness. Mass metamorphosis created all this, and yes, not long ago. Evolution is mass illusion. If you think long and hard enough about evolution you see how impossible it is. If you do the math, the population of man itself would have overpopulated earth only 6-8,000 years after the first fuck…….yeah. science and the fuck is really what has fucked us…naw science is cool, it was really the fuck that fucked….

  24. avatar
    lily was here | 29 June 2008 at 6:14 am #

    Holly, Aria Hall of Fame is to be televised on Ch VH1 Tues night. I dont have austar so i cant watch it. Can anyone out there record it?

    Tim will definitely be joining sk onstage for The Real Thing … yay!!
    (SK’s in Melb right now rehearsing, special guest for The Triffids).

    Sue x

  25. avatar
    melissa | 29 June 2008 at 6:53 am #

    Yay! I just found out about the Aria Hall of Fame performance in today’s newspaper … how exciting! Funnily enough, I thought the secret gig may of had something to do with the Triffids, because I’m fairly certain that I read there was to be a tribute night gig at the Corner Hotel in Melby (can’t remember if it was last weekend or tonight!!)

    It does say in the Herald Sun that there ARE tickets available for the Aria night at Melby’s Town Hall .. I wonder how much they’re going for??? hmmmmmmmmmmm .. 🙂

    As Sue mentioned, I hope that someone is able to record the show, I don’t have VH1 either 🙁

    Have an amazing time SK .. and greetings to all 🙂

    xx

  26. avatar
    melissa | 29 June 2008 at 7:06 am #

    http://www.ariahalloffame.com.au/

    tickets are $87 for general public .. *ponders*

  27. avatar
    eek | 29 June 2008 at 7:15 am #

    Melissa — should I egg you on? Yes!!! Go Go!! 😀 …then again $87 would buy how many Church/SK/related cds and gig tickets? hmmm… The problem is we aren’t all stinking rich…we need to be stinking rich, damn it!! >:(

    It looks as if the cat is now officially out of the bag — I found this press release about who is supposed to do what at the Aria HOF awards.

    click here

    Maybe now SK can give us all the dirt on it! 🙂
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    And the paintings in the SK art exhibition are now up on the SK art site and available for sale (the unsold ones that is), but some may soon be unavailable for sale for a while. So check them out now.

    SK Art — new paintings

  28. avatar
    davem | 29 June 2008 at 7:29 am #

    Sat in my kitchen in blighty dreaming that I could be down there trying to pull together $87. It’s SK (& Tim)…you’ve got to be there!!!

  29. avatar
    lily was here | 29 June 2008 at 8:07 am #

    Melissa, if you take a hidden video camera I’ll even throw in yr bail money 🙂 SK, Wide Open Road and The Real Thing — 3 great reasons Mel! And I will admit to even liking The Wild One/Living End combo.

    Just read this: “Julia Zemiro will host the ceremony which airs on VH1 9pm Saturday”..give me time to find someone with cable.

    SK and Tim – go get’em! Sorry for the triple post, very excited

    xxx

  30. avatar
    iseult | 29 June 2008 at 9:21 am #

    The ARIA Hall of Fame will be exclusively broadcast on Vh1.

    Premiere – Saturday, July 5 at 9pm Encore screening – Sunday, July 6 at 5pm.

    wtf is vh1?

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 June 2008 at 9:38 am #

    VH1 is a rare strain of the entertainment phonemomenononon,similar to VH2,but slightly before.Wow steven kilbey!genie-arse! have a fabulous gig!;D 😀 xo

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 June 2008 at 11:07 am #

    Fiction is for the privileged middle class who can afford the entertainment-inspiration, and indulgence of their subjective world in an objective format. Count your blessings, even pirates can.
    Barry Long obviously did not read Georg Simmel; or Max Weber or Karl Marx et al before plunging into his personal epiphany. Julian Johnson’s ‘The Path of the Masters’ (1939) is the same genre, post colonial (British) post Enlightenment, post Romantic, post suffragette, blah blah, whoop diddy do da day, not another middle class white man on a guilt trip ’cause, oh stop the world, he had a feeling. What did Barry Long do other than write about how fucking self righteous he could be if he could just get rid of what he doesn’t understand, and how is that an improvement for mankind? (or the women and the children?)
    Trust your instincts, not post colonial propaganda cleverly designed to justify sophisticated rape pillage plunder blah blah.

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 June 2008 at 11:38 am #

    hey steffo. just had a listen to remindlessness for the first time in ages. standout tracks for me are life’s little luxuries, goliath and music from commercial for ‘eternity inc.’

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 June 2008 at 11:55 am #

    a good night for a great night.good knight.

  35. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 29 June 2008 at 2:48 pm #

    ARIA accolades for SK !!!!!

  36. avatar
    kat | 29 June 2008 at 2:59 pm #

    awesome aussies! rock it, sk!

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 June 2008 at 11:52 am #

    Nice work SK

  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 September 2008 at 1:58 am #

    Jesus said he was God,
    was he telling the truth ?


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