posted on November 22, 2010 at 3:58 pm

purple sage

excerpt from an occult diary

everything was moving slower

the roads wound away

round the hills n outta sight

in the lovely eastern district of town

oh those loverly frickin’ gardens

oh those wrought iron balustrades

oh those flowery words whispered in the sweetened air

we were sleeping down the main street

we flew over the ground we tripped lite fantastic

we were hurled by the storm churlish n brutal

we stranded ourselves in bullrushes and lemon crushes

the mirror says it all

i dont recognise anything in there

i turn up at a show in a city

my life in park n reverse

distance to empty thats what DTE stands for

ricky left today packed his guitar n was gone

i forgot to mention easter

i forgot to mention to remember

i’m a forgetful man in my fancy mansuit

i forget this i forget that

i cant remember everything at once

one day it will occur to me

im a man on his way to see a film about a traffic jam

and i’m stuck in my car on the bridge

i approacheth my limit i refuseth the truth

love lies waiting patiently for me

imaginary bondi unfolds in sunset deluxe

maybe a dip in the harbour

maybe a quiet hour in the evening shadows

maybe fair to kill time being

hope its gentle

at last

26 Responses to “total nothing else”

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    neptune | 22 November 2010 at 4:31 pm #

    I guess you may realize that you have solved your own problem …. If not, google healing properties of sage = memory. 😉

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    Cedgie | 22 November 2010 at 5:06 pm #

    oh, I can feel myself losing the grip on my contentment, just imagining the lovely eastern suburbs & coveting their glorious manicured gardens.
    I used to sleep under bridges, so I am grateful to finally own an old sinking house in the far westerly west… I love my flowers & trees & birds & bees.
    When I feel hopeless, downtrodden & needy, I tell myself to look up not down,look forward not back… as it is always a much more uplifting view!

    We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” — Oscar Wilde

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    Lyndall | 22 November 2010 at 5:17 pm #

    Steve, I am forever amazed at how you create such intense and visual poetry, taking us along on your journey. You seem all over the shop and rightly so … There’s a whole lot going on in both your personal and professional life right now… Go easy on yourself … I too hope NK reads/softens her heart -I sincerely hope that love lies waiting patiently for the both of you… Take care L x

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    Jonny Hollywood | 22 November 2010 at 5:21 pm #

    just read your random quotes and i have to say put my random quote up right after genesis, “If it wasn’t for music weed be dead” – Hollywood

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    Karen | 22 November 2010 at 5:22 pm #

    Dip in the harbour yes…
    but dont kill ( literally)the timebeing
    what would I read then?
    I tried to write my confession before and it posted then diappeared into some were..
    any way here it is……. I was saying that sk & church were coming to my town in less than 2 weeks and I cannot go because of a previous thing I cant not go to…and I also said that the only time Id actually seen the church was in 1983 when I was 19… and what sort of half arsed wishy washy fan was I?

    I stumbled apon this blog from a facebook link and Ive been addicted since… about 6 months past….so am I a true fan? Yes!! love the poems love the art… Im missing the gig @ tilleys buttttttt
    as I said b4 in the vanished typing… sydneys just up the road and melbs not far in a flying Im sure I could catch sk & co some time again…its the writing and poems I love in this present time
    the timebeing…

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    Karen | 22 November 2010 at 5:31 pm #

    my replies are vanishing:O
    cant be stuffed reposting dip in the harbour then..

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    Michelle Roach | 22 November 2010 at 7:08 pm #

    LOVE IT!

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    hellbound heart | 22 November 2010 at 7:37 pm #

    you don’t look happy at all in the picture, sire…..

    love always…….

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    andy | 22 November 2010 at 8:44 pm #

    ‘love lies waiting patiently for me’
    what did i tell you a couple of days ago steven……..?
    it’s all good…and that’s a direct quote.

  10. avatar
    Freddie | 22 November 2010 at 11:45 pm #

    Whose diary?
    Sorry about your memory but the brilliant ones are often forgetful.
    There are too many fascinating things around them!

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 23 November 2010 at 1:00 am #


    You appear drained in todays pic. This could easily be a result of the mental energy being consumed by the distractions all about and around you, please focus on the loves of your life in the order that you list as importance:
    1. wife and family
    2. health and being
    3. music and career
    4. fans and fanatics

    These 4 catagories can be slipped and flipped, shifted and shuffled. But Focus is upon you. If you continue to stay un-aligned. More energy will be dispensed outward from you core, your soul. Your hurting-privately, please find the path to heal your self. Because I sense you are wearing many masks to please those around you, and your real image, the one that peers back at you from the mirror,is unable to smile.

    Darrin K.

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    Elaine | 23 November 2010 at 1:53 am #

    I find that I cannot ever not click the link in the tweets I get from you that then bring me here… I’ve almost become addicted to reading these every day…my days some how feel less complete if I don’t. You, your mind, your creativity never cease to amaze me Kilbey. Much love.

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    Ryan | 23 November 2010 at 1:54 am #

    beautifully written

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    Cecilia | 23 November 2010 at 3:28 am #

    The 22nd is Saint Cecilia Day – I hope she helped your spirits rise through song.

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    davem | 23 November 2010 at 5:16 am #

    Re-charge those batteries.
    You’ve got a busy month coming up.

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    Freddie | 23 November 2010 at 6:28 am #

    It looks like my comment got eaten but I’ll wait to make sure. I’d hate to repeat myself. :^)

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    Freddie | 23 November 2010 at 6:31 am #

    It must have gotten lost so…hmmm…what was it I said before.
    Oh, yeah…sorry to hear about your memory
    but the brilliant ones are often forgetful
    because there is too many interesting things going on around them! :^)

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    dwellingwell | 23 November 2010 at 7:08 am #

    Anonymous, my friend “Jimjimy” told me how you appreciate what I have to say. I appreciate that . It is either they don’t even go there, or they resent my being there(or trying to get there). I think the time being needs help. Better help than to see it get killed. It is good there are all the loyal fans, but often it rings like a Church parish high on obseek-wee-ate. That gets old and boring fast.Also, Oblique bags engage my vitriolic side. I hate having that triggered. So Un-Taoist. No place to dwell. Actually you can never “Dwell” in reaction.Thought grids built on reaction are in anti-dwell. That is why Tai Chi is so amazing. It deflects. Re-directs from and into the ground. Been taking lessons from these Tai Chi mixed martial artist. Just knowing how to stand into the ground is a big hurdle. But all power comes from the ground. All real thinking and Poetry as well. As M.H said” we do not think thoughts, thoughts think us”

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 23 November 2010 at 8:49 am #

      Wecome Back Dwellingwell !!!

      Good to have you back in this electronic universe-it was a bit empty without you. And I agree that TTB needs help. In the form of support from all who care. If concentrated clearly and with precession, maybe we can deflect this negative energy away from SK. I know he cares deeply for his friends, family, and fans…we just need to ‘be here’ for him.

      Darrin K.

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    dwellingwell | 23 November 2010 at 7:33 am #

    I asked the if I should keep blogging on this site. The changing line has me worried:
    Pi / Bonding

    Deep Waters on the face of the Earth:
    Surface waters flow together.
    The Superior Person recognizes the situation calls for joining together.
    Thus he cultivates friendly relations with all.

    Good fortune is possible.
    Cast the coins again to discover if you have the qualities needed to lead such a group.
    Then there will be no error.
    Those uncertain will gradually join.
    Those who join too late will meet with misfortune.


    This is a time of connection with another or others — not just an alliance, but a melding of parts into a new whole.
    Such a connection may be too close, too intense for some.
    Consult the oracle again to see if you have the qualities needed to strengthen and withstand such an intense synthesis.

    Changing line:
    You are seeking union with unworthy people.

    21 – Twenty-One
    Shih Ho / Biting Through

    The merciless, searing judgement of Lightning fulfills the warning prophecies of distant Thunder.
    Sage rulers preserved Justice by clearly defining the laws, and by delivering the penalties decreed.

    Though unpleasant, it is best to let justice have its due.


    A terrible reckoning is due.
    A wrong will be righted — and even if it has been you who has been wronged, you will tremble at the terrible power of Justice untempered by Mercy.
    Pray for your oppressor, that his punishment will fit his crime.

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    bionicanna | 23 November 2010 at 9:29 am #

    well if that’s the case, then i’m grateful for what’s been given, and still look forward to reading many of the older entries. why do i always show up when something beautiful might be ending?

    but no need for mistaken assumptions to threaten privacy. the mystery survives as you continue to express without explaining.

    funny how a single photo or poem will draw so many different reactions. i see a purple man deep in thought. and i envy those with short memories. some things are better forgotten.

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    eekie | 23 November 2010 at 9:46 am #

    Yikes, Steve, the last time I saw someone so blue I said “You look like a fucking Smurf!” and called an ambulance.

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    princey | 23 November 2010 at 9:47 am #

    Hi sk,
    wishing you a great start to the Oz 30th Anniversary Tour tomorrow, can’t wait for the triple treat in Melbourne 🙂 Hope you have time to write and keep us posted about it all.
    Take care and love always,

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    DavidP | 23 November 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    I think sk was contemplating his earthly end, not the end of this blog site.
    I like the line “love lies waiting patiently for me”
    Samael Aun Weor once wrote:
    “Love begins with a glimmer of affection, is substantiated by the power of tenderness and synthesized in adoration.

    A perfect marriage is the union of two beings, one who loves the more, the other who loves the better…”

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    Steven Krut | 23 November 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    I hope you have a load of great experiences during your tour, Steve. Get your swagger back. Focus on opportunities. Love is the salve that heals all wounds. That’s my trite, unsolicited advise delivered remotely across the cyber-sphere. 🙂

    I finally saw the video of the ARIA Tantalized performance. My head is still spinning. The thing the struck me most is the sheer vitality of you and the band. The orchestra was a cool addition. Such a triumphant moment! You’re one cool dude.

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    neptune | 23 November 2010 at 5:21 pm #

    oh yeah, Simon and Garfunkle .. that has been bugging me for a couple days, intermittently. Gorgeous. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, being thankful for your quiet time for the time being, and the family that you will be seeing just ’round the bend, and for good health for all. Don’t be sad that you are not with them . . . Be happy that you will see them soon.

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