posted on May 23, 2007 at 6:41 am

almost like im not here at all….
another autumn afternoon
i turn on the oven in here for warmth
sun goes down yellow not red
jim morrisons poetry book open on my table
the babys bitten into each apple …minute nibbles
ipod drones softly next to jar full of coins
little statues of elephants everywhere
is this nks totem?
cactii n bamboos
items of clothing draped over chairs
a little box that once held a light bulb
a jar of silver paint
a book the twillies made for the doodles 6 years ago
a local phone directory with ads for security products
obligation free quote
now theres a name for a band/song/blogge
the bumper n i both dressed in black velvet
we’ve got so much tea says nk
the world is quiet
the luxury of consideration
roof over my head
food on the table
no war here
oh god
thank you
ive been working on my martin kennedy record
done 2 more tracks
very pleased with em too
very very pleased
stayed tuned
sent kiabgoa some new pictures ive done today
fielding some interesting offers
looks like middle earth is deffo on
qld po fest
a mim gig in mel???!!!
a private birthday party?
an exhibitionism??
a new so lo rekkid??
should i have a cuppa tea with matt davison if he comes over here?
(please vote yes or no and i will do as majority say)
oh watch out for a triffids special featuring moi….
and second isidore half finished but will be one day
bought some army shirts today
fit me perfectly
now i can iron on those silly stickers that i like
you know the ones that say
8 ball
flaming skull
fuck (a la the ford logo)
and people can say
you think that guy’d grow up…
but im not going gently into that goodnight
ive hit a new upswing in creativity
and everything is happening faster n easier
effortless the way i like it
my new paintings are extra vibrant
my newsongs are extra poignant
my inner life is vivid
i am calm
anyone would have these results if they did what i do
i sit next to a guy in the sauna today, a friend hes 44
fuck i wanna lose ten kilos he says ruefully
rubbing his rather chubby tummy
do ya eat cheese i asks
oh i love cheese he says his face lighting up
dont eat anymore cheese i says
oh i couldnt do that says he
walk up the hill home instead of driving i say
oh but this is my exercise now he says
i havent got time…..
oh well
i hope you fond of your podgy olde tummy then
a verandah over the playground as they would say
water in pool starting to turn cold
cold water is good for ya
i dunno how it just is
use all yer discipline to make yerself hop in
use even more to stay in past initial shock
swim hard and properly
conscious of your hand movements
breathe out your nose
look youre going quite fast and youre not outta breath
youre relaxed but in motion
just like onstage or yoga
or writing or walking
you are starting to really get across a lot of it
the cold starts to feel real good
are you blogging asks nk as she cooks dinner
tofu sandwiches
mm with sauce n salad
and nothing suffered for it
no blood
no mess
no bad karma
my noise cancellation headphones are a winner
im listening to a lot of luxuria n magazine
howard devoto one of best lyricists in my book
oh yes
check the fellow out
a real wry turn of phrase
a master of the sneer
and unusual choice of words
howie i love you baybee
has anyone heard his latest with pete shelley from few years back?
now its dark
dinner is almost ready
goodbye fiendss
as i sink back into la vrai vie

59 Responses to “tiny mammoth/green thumbs”

  1. avatar
    mahatma kane jeeves | 23 May 2007 at 7:56 am #

    ah mr k – another afternoon post – i too enjoy the cheese but as yet lack the verandah. this is due to iron self-control in cheese slice-thickness selection.

  2. avatar
    fantasticandy | 23 May 2007 at 8:44 am #

    welcome back from the abyss my friend!
    andy L.

  3. avatar
    persephone2u | 23 May 2007 at 9:29 am #

    It’s brilliant to hear somebody mention Magazine. Hell, Morrissey has been saying publicly for years that they’re Manchester’s most underrated band and he’s right.

    A few songs worthy of mention I feel are “Shot By Both Sides,” a stunning frenzy of guitars accompanied by Devoto’s delicious sneer. Just make sure it’s the version off the album “Rays and Hail 1978-1981.” This is the definitive version of the song in my humble opinion.

    Also lovely is “The Light Pours Out of Me,” which Robyn Hitchcock later covered. “Back to Nature” soothes, while at the same time retains its dark edge, and “Permafrost” is probably one of the most evil and seductively sexual songs I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to. Howard Devoto is the man!

  4. avatar
    lily was here | 23 May 2007 at 10:01 am #

    Unanswerable Lust, say no more.
    Public Highway playing right now, Joycies book in my lap, cant put it down!
    sc x

  5. avatar
    lily was here | 23 May 2007 at 10:05 am #

    ps a vote yes for the matt hatters tea party

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 May 2007 at 10:29 am #

    How was dinner…do any of your little ones have cuddlies or security blankets that they hang onto…mine has two cloth nappies (not any particular ones) that she snuggles when tired or emotional…
    -The Hellbound Heart

  7. avatar
    calling down baal and zeus | 23 May 2007 at 10:46 am #

    tea for two
    …well very interesting you should ask the blog their input…after all its said bloggie what brought the situation about …
    having said that …yeah have tea..

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 May 2007 at 11:41 am #

    Sk back in town, now that put a smile on my face!

  9. avatar
    cita | 23 May 2007 at 12:11 pm #

    Love has many loves. Your thoughts on love are still rewinding and replaying in my head.

  10. avatar
    veleska1970 | 23 May 2007 at 12:11 pm #

    ahhh….good times at hearth and home. sounds like you’re doing better. 🙂

    yes, absolutely~~tea with mattd. why the hell not??

    lotza love…..

  11. avatar
    metal_petal | 23 May 2007 at 12:16 pm #

    Ooh I heard Jerky Versions of the Dream came out on CD but I cannae find it anywhere. I love Howie.

  12. avatar
    restaurant mark | 23 May 2007 at 12:33 pm #

    glad things are going well for you…like hearing the creative juices are flowin’

    veranda over the playground…hilarious!

    and yes to tea with matt d.
    my wife and i want to vacation in your area at some point…i might kindly request tea and a smoke…take care man

  13. avatar
    did you ever swing on a star | 23 May 2007 at 12:35 pm #

    We’re either expanding or contracting. Say yes.

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 May 2007 at 12:43 pm #

    if you have to much tea then by all means have matt to tea. vote yes.

  15. avatar
    zebob | 23 May 2007 at 1:29 pm #

    “should i have a cuppa tea with matt davison if he comes over here?”

    Don’t know anything about Matt other than he appears here every now and then. My contrarian nature urges me to type the words “no to tea.” Sorry. Couldn’t help it.

    Great to hear the artistic muscles are flexing, juices flowing, and all that. Can’t wait to hear/see the results.

  16. avatar
    valerie | 23 May 2007 at 1:31 pm #

    another yes vote for tea with Matt. maybe the bumper and my Sophie could have an apple party some day.

  17. avatar
    John Garratt | 23 May 2007 at 1:50 pm #

    “should i have a cuppa tea with matt davison if he comes over here?
    (please vote yes or no and i will do as majority say)”

    Yes. Why not?

    ALSO – I don’t know if we are still discussing the whole mp3 player random/shuffle conundrum, but my Zune seems to have a love affair with MWP’s “Hanging out in Heaven.” It picks a song from that album every godamn time I shuffle!

    John Garratt

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 May 2007 at 1:52 pm #

    Is tea a new word for jazz?

  19. avatar
    Symon | 23 May 2007 at 2:05 pm #

    my inner life is vivid
    i am calm

    nice images sk…I am aspiring to them. I’m a lot closer than most other times before.

    I think we all need a cuppa with you sk…so you should start with matt d and work down the list !

    greetings & thoughts from melby.

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 May 2007 at 2:51 pm #

    A couple of weeks ago Tyrone Slothrop arrived in a spa town named Bad Karma, situated at the Oder river near the Baltic coast. Fancy name for a spa I thought while placing the bookmark between the pages of Gravity’s Rainbow and falling to sleep.

    The next morning, unlocking our tenement’s bicylce room, I read a sticker on that door, announcing:


    I pass by this door every day, but it never before had any label on it, it had been a very pristine door until then, you know.

    Of course the syntax of the message was a suspicious fact as well.

    synt homus

  21. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 23 May 2007 at 2:58 pm #

    SK personifies and exemplies the term prolific. I hope SK and Matt have vegetarian food, booze and tea. Isidore 2 will be great but it will be hard to top the first Isidore CD. I enjoyed the part of the blog concerning tofu, karma and not killing another being. We did not create nor should we kill any innocent creatures- UNLESS ITS FOR SELF-DEFENSE !

  22. avatar
    al renwick | 23 May 2007 at 3:49 pm #

    didn’t much like buzzkunst, currently hooked on Secondhanddaylight like some kinda retro-dude

  23. avatar
    EARTHFRIEND | 23 May 2007 at 4:27 pm #

    can me join U2 for dinner???

  24. avatar
    rick maymi | 23 May 2007 at 4:35 pm #

    Who the fuck is mattdavison?!

  25. avatar
    andy partridge | 23 May 2007 at 4:37 pm #

    Release ‘You’re My Idea’ or whatever the fuck it’s called!
    Best 1978 new wave song I’ve ever heard!
    Pisses on XTC!

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 May 2007 at 4:41 pm #

    Autumn – season of heroes!
    Winter – season for the hardcore!
    Spring – season of hope.
    Summer – season of despair and endless red thunder thoughts. hate it.
    Roll on October!

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 May 2007 at 4:47 pm #


    Oh it’s funny!
    who can imagine what happened afterward?
    an instinct comedy was on show
    Ha, ha!!
    ‘please respect the fact that I’m a happy father and a husband;
    you are pushing us into a romantic relationship which I don’t want.’
    This was your mail written to me when I told you maybe there would be some troubles for what I’ve written on my space, and i just didn’t know what should i do.
    Did it frighten you so much?
    Did you think I was one of the hurdles on your way that you must jump over?
    You wrote back so calmly, so mercilessly, -knowing that you were pushing me into an abyss which I could never crawl out from,
    and you just did!!!
    – I did not say anything, I couldn’t say anything because I already died at the moment!
    but certainly you should know my silent answer, I would tell you IT’S FUNNY! BAYBEE!
    It’s really funny!
    Oh, you deceitful man who’s been playing magic and tricks on me with a prince’s face!
    When you were talking about the Fucking hurdles, didn’t you ever feel any guilty?
    Is it all life of others?
    When you are striking your keyboard,
    Did you respect the fact that you are a husband and a father as well?
    When you are plucking the strings of your Guitar and sang the song written in Feb,
    Did you respect the fact that you are a husband and a father as well?
    When you are troubled by your reveries,
    Did you respect the fact that you are a husband and a father as well?

    I must admit,
    I was a silly paper bag princess!
    I’ve given all my diamonds to a wanderer who was selling his songs for a single coin,
    for those people’s cheapest cheers!

    Don’t debase my feeling any more
    Your words of possibilities and blinks make me feel disgusting you must know!
    And your poems – I can no longer read any inspirations in it, actually! (Can you?)
    it’s all passed!
    a comedic encounter!
    it’s so hilarous
    that i can not help holding back my tears!

    – my last song to a man i don’t care anymore. please delete it if you like, Tim.

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 May 2007 at 4:53 pm #

    and it’ll come back back to my normal life, although it’s not quite easy.

    Good luck to you! I like your songs, very much!

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 May 2007 at 4:55 pm #

    clumpsy English – i’ll come back to my normal life.
    Please don’t laugh, – it’s me!

  30. avatar
    stealthblue | 23 May 2007 at 6:35 pm #

    Yes, tea is righteous and ceremonial. Matt D., you lucky ducky. 😉

    Basic needs met and very appreciated, still funky though.
    Peace and Love everyone…

  31. avatar
    onan | 23 May 2007 at 6:42 pm #

    yes to tea and take a photo too.

  32. avatar
    davem | 23 May 2007 at 9:20 pm #

    Tea for two, that’s Matt and you. Hum dee dum dee dum dee doo.
    Lovely blog today Steve. Thanks.
    I have a beer and cheese tum. No meat or fish passes my lips but I’m still a-strugglin’ with the dairy.
    I’m pleased you’re being creative ‘cos it usually results in audio or visual treats for us fiendssssss.


  33. avatar
    verdelay | 23 May 2007 at 9:33 pm #

    As long as it’s herbal

  34. avatar
    Daberhasher | 23 May 2007 at 9:50 pm #

    oh yes stoner, have a cuppa tea with the Kiwi dude… life sounds sweet…


  35. avatar
    ~ | 23 May 2007 at 9:55 pm #

    yes yes yes
    my vote in for tea w/matty d
    and a photo pretty please
    two good lookin blokes
    tea and smokes (?)
    my kinda daze
    ah davem, I say good damn thing whiskey and beer are veggie!
    got two field views, and live very close to the sea
    come on over and have tea w/me
    hope you like mint….

    peace and luvvvv to all ya all

  36. avatar
    the dean | 23 May 2007 at 10:57 pm #

    Rennet is an enzyme that is used in the production of cheese.

    It is extracted from the stomaches of calves.

    very cheesy

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 May 2007 at 11:34 pm #

    T 4 2…..nah!!………Y T 4 2 when we could have virtually. virtualtea here?mmm a queens jig…..?LARVELY!! Maybee a bday ..8 june@ the west off centre!? ……….yerse…after the garbage truck has been….take your FREAKIN bins off the footpath………ya never know if a blind person will be trying to navigate home!!I was terribly artistic with many bins this morning…….street decoration…abstract expressionism at its rawest…ha!!….xxxxxx genx….

  38. avatar
    ed in fl | 23 May 2007 at 11:37 pm #

    Have a cuppa tea, tea tea tea, for christ’s sake have a cuppa tea (thank you raymond douglas davies)

    ed in fl

  39. avatar
    Melbourne Girl | 24 May 2007 at 12:02 am #

    Hey Steve,

    Have your children been vegetarian from birth? A lot of dietitians say that children should have meat in the diet. But if your children have never eaten meat completely blows that theory out of the water. Cause they look fine to me!

  40. avatar
    mattdavison | 24 May 2007 at 12:32 am #

    “Shucks’ Feel like I just got voted IDOL, OR SURVIVOR -*(pick silly Island…)Thank you all.

    Ha, may need to take a valium or something first…Poor SK!!

    Glad we can keep our business quite killa.. ( Iam grinning all the way to the fridge for an ice water.

    Is middle earthy Nz or Tassie??

    nice bloggie today
    love to all

    just a god kiwi lad

  41. avatar
    collector | 24 May 2007 at 12:41 am #

    Your painting- the Hellbound Heart-
    interested in how to purchase. Can you post the details and also a brief insight into the work.

  42. avatar
    darrenb | 24 May 2007 at 1:16 am #

    Hi steve,

    Really pleased to read your working on Isidore 2. I ran in the Half Marathon in Sydney last Sunday, and listened to Isidore on my ipod, it was a fantastic soundtrack for the run and the atmoshere of the event, driving me along to finish it in a personal best time.

    thanks again…

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 May 2007 at 1:25 am #

    I was wondering sk, would the private birthday party be Marty’s 50th??? I’m so excited after reading yesterday’s blog, a new solo record AND a Mimesis gig (I know you put a big ???? beside that one, but at least you’re thinking about it!), and all the other stuff coming up too, WOW I can’t wait!!
    Love always,
    P.S. Although I’m kinda jealous, I vote yes to having tea with MD, I do believe he loves you as much as I do!!
    P.P.S Who’s the “anonymous” looney accusing you of all that shit???

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 May 2007 at 1:43 am #

    Glad the karma’s good again sk.
    Last nite went to Tim Maguires’ opening exhibition at Martin Browne gallery. Saw Chris O’Doherty in the crowd. Would love u & your artiste fiends to have an exhibition. Maybe even afew songs by your goodself. T’would be a sell-out.

    Hope the Mimesis gig won’t just be in Melby.

    Peace & love,

  45. avatar
    daniel12 | 24 May 2007 at 2:04 am #

    Yeah Magazine were a great and very underated band. But like several other underated bands they had the dual problem of being both ahead of there time and kinda ugly. Did you know Secondhand daylight employed the same engineer as David Bowie’s Low. You can sorta hear sonic similarities.

    Yes, share a tea with M D.

    A short tea break for you but It would obliously thrill him to bit’s.

    I cant hardly imagine him being rude or unpleasant towards you either.

    Who knows there might be a laugh or two in it for you too.

  46. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 May 2007 at 2:06 am #

    dear Kilbey-suh,

    would you like to post images of your current paintings on the blog?

  47. avatar
    todd | 24 May 2007 at 2:16 am #

    I don’t know about “noise cancellation” head phones but I do know that listening to a big pair of headdies is one of the joys of my life, combined with artistic pursuit.

  48. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 May 2007 at 2:49 am #

    No for all your security products ring me – I work for Chubb, the good old boys.
    Sounds like the end of The Church for a while?
    I wont expect you to confirm or deny.
    Have a cuppa with Matty but tell him to leave his snare drum at home.

    Dutch Pierre

  49. avatar
    sol | 24 May 2007 at 3:05 am #

    havva cuppa tea a bex and a good lie down

  50. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 May 2007 at 3:08 am #

    Looks like you got a date with Matt D!

    He’s probably on the bus over to Bondi right now!

    What next?

    Elevensies with Isolde?

    An apperetif with Ben V.?

    A nightcap with John Garrett?

    You’re gonna have to make room in your already busy schedule to make the accquaintance of all your loyal subjects. Might be easier to just throw the whole thing open and have a garden party like they do for the Queen….economies of scale etc.

    Let me know if you need a hand with the invitations etc!


  51. avatar
    Celticat | 24 May 2007 at 4:34 am #

    Peace to you brother, you sound in the life groove.

    Tea with MD is gud idee

  52. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 May 2007 at 4:35 am #

    Actually….Id love a coffee,thanks!{strong and milky,…like my blokes}{brassy broad!}…..Im gonna teach the Bumper and doodles how to reserve bikkies by licking em…and then putting em back in the jar!…..xxxxxxgenx

  53. avatar
    paul lightfoot | 24 May 2007 at 5:08 am #


    But will you have some Jazz with me if you go to Middle Earth?? Well Killer???

    Paul L

  54. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 May 2007 at 5:29 am #

    Elevensies …

    haha your such a cheeky one B.Bon

  55. avatar
    eek | 24 May 2007 at 6:17 am #

    Loads of projects in the works. On a creative high. What an exciting time — both for you and for us. I’m a happy camper. 🙂
    collector at 10:41 AM — if you click the link below (or the one on the right hand side of SK’s blog) you will go to the SK art site and you can generally find most of the info you seek. Well, except that painting isn’t up yet.

    SK Art

  56. avatar
    davem | 24 May 2007 at 6:18 am #

    The dean – Loads of British cheese is veggie. You can also get veggie parmesan etc.

  57. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 May 2007 at 7:10 am #

    I agree about Howard Devoto.Lyrical genius.Also pulls off the trick of being wry and ominous at the same time.

    I like the line,”Keep your silence to yourself. You will forget yourself.” Clever,but deep.

    George Taxi

  58. avatar
    fantasticandy | 24 May 2007 at 3:33 pm #

    ‘the light pours out of me’ blew me away when i first heard it.
    i dashed out and bought the album the same day.
    full of great ideas, but it’s a pity howard couldn’t really sing.
    maybe if’n they’d had the killer along for the ride?………
    now that would’a bin something.
    andy L.

  59. avatar
    melquiades | 26 May 2007 at 1:50 am #

    definetely tea with Matt D. maybe a play-by-play of the afternooon’s dialogue!!!!

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