posted on June 20, 2014 at 8:30 pm
saturated blah

saturated blah

however tomorrow may come

here it is still now

the clocked toll beat understands the momentary loll

my factory mind bashed out phrases

like a bad fix on the veneer of some thunderbirded rod

the falcon swings through the eastern streets

the sky is irradiant and inflammable

i crash and burn in the leaf that spirals around in the non wind

a mention of forever quickly and forever is gone

it cannot be reached or apprehended

my beastly auto crashed the gear in the grinding traffic

we were stuck in a car with the stuff

nd someone jammed a needle on my favourite track

in the snow and wilderness of a huge graveyard outside stockholm

in a stolen car outside a factory by the train tracks

everybody arguing everybody complaining

everybody quiet in the wake of a white shot

i look out the window at an endless winter

the radio plays something faintly

there was another life somewhere else

people lived in the sun and surfed the aquatic billows

but i was sitting here forever in the stolen car

there was no movement

behind my eyes a warm universe had opened up

behind that universe

lay incredible certainty and safety

beyond the snow and the trains

it got cold in the car but we just sat there

in the softest snowflakes that melted in invisible implosion

as they came into contact

it was just before lunchtime

perhaps it was tuesday

the slow shudder of the tracks

the distant planets pulling on me since birth

head opened so help me

voice muted dampened inside your ear

intrepidly saying almost nothing

except maybe



40 Responses to “translucence in epsilon minus”

  1. avatar
    Lisa | 20 June 2014 at 9:14 pm #

    Absolutely fantastic! Thoroughly enjoyed it x

  2. avatar
    andy | 20 June 2014 at 9:36 pm #

    well on form today !!!
    hey…are we having music-month again this year?
    perhaps that might be a good time for a ploogy story yes?

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 24 June 2014 at 3:35 am #

      Remember that ’90s Ploog interview in NSEW fanzine, where Richie voiced his initial thoughts on auditioning for the church: “oh no, they’re old bastards!” Steve was, what, 26?!

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2014 at 10:41 pm #

    Yeah, you can really see the attraction of heroin, eh?

  4. avatar
    PETA | 21 June 2014 at 2:55 am #

    saw that you are now a spokesperson for PETA and helping to protect the world’s animals. you have a great voice for this. I am certain many will listen. Congratulations to the animals!!!

    Once you are more versed within PETA, perhaps you can get them to stop interfering/stopping so many local shelters from becoming “no-kill” – 1000s of local shelters have been stopped from becoming no-kills ONLY because PETA comes in and files court papers to shut down the efforts of the people trying to save the animals. Doesn’t make sense, except for that here there is a budget for how much is given to non-prof’s that support animal protection. I think PETA would rather see millions of dogs and cats and other animals killed in local shelters without a lot of press, than give up some of their public funding; they’ve become a little too self-focused and not so for what is actually working – hands on people in small communities trying hard without any financial support because PETA has so much power. I thought the whole point was to save the animals’ lives, and usually that is at a community level; well those smaller organizations need funding too. sometimes the money it takes to run such a large non-profit isn’t all that effective apparently. I thought if our communities were able to save those millions of lives each year – what the purpose was suppose to be, it would make PETA’s job easier; i.e. – on an intimate basis people would see through their own communities that we are treating animals better… it would become the norm and be practiced more.

  5. avatar
    PETA | 21 June 2014 at 3:17 am #

    btw: just for everyone’s knowledge: The American SPCA run out of NYC does the same thing; runs ads on tv as if they are a local SPCA and what people might donate does not go to the actual shelters; or very little if any. Write checks to your own local animal shelters; work with those in your community. They are way more efficient/use the monies better and they are the ones saving animals lives – unfortunately, they don’t have huge budgets to run tv commercials. we have websites and volunteers and local vets that give us a deal and others that donate their time. But it works – not many gets paid but animals are saved.

  6. avatar
    Cath | 21 June 2014 at 10:42 am #

    nice….evocative…be a nice one to translate into a mini movie…………a trail of thought………..very surreal…resonances…resonances….resonances

  7. avatar
    Chris | 21 June 2014 at 11:33 am #

    in the softest snowflakes that melted in invisible implosion

    the slow shudder of the tracks


  8. avatar
    matthew | 22 June 2014 at 9:50 pm #

    Just marvellous.

  9. avatar
    kell | 22 June 2014 at 11:57 pm #

    Can’t wait to hear it, Kilb. And, check out the ‘Epsilon Handbook’, it exists, lol

  10. avatar
    davem | 23 June 2014 at 5:07 am #

    Hi Esskay and fiends.

    Had you seen KK3 received 4*’s in this months Mojo? Made my day when going through the album reviews!



  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 June 2014 at 5:17 pm #

    Mojo is dad-rock hell – who gives a shit?!

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 23 June 2014 at 5:56 pm #

      um well i do sorry….its better than a bad review, isnt it?

      • avatar
        Anonymous | 23 June 2014 at 8:24 pm #

        It is, yeh. Sorry, Steve.

      • avatar
        Anonymous | 24 June 2014 at 11:38 am #

        No. One isn’t going to please everyone all the time. So xpect the bullshit from others who think and like different genres, ways of life etc. Bit like the distinguished message in psalm 84:10 ‘better is one day in your court than a thousand elsewhere. Rather be a door keeper in the house of my God then dwell in the tent of the wicked’. Not everybody thinks the same, likes the same, appreciates the same, and some just to hate & antagonise on purpose. So one would learn to ignore such reviews as they have no true relevancy.

  12. avatar
    davem | 23 June 2014 at 8:01 pm #

    That’s why I rarely post here these days. Too many smart-arses and twats. Still read every day though SK – it’s great to see you in such a creative phase.

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 June 2014 at 3:33 am #

    Ere, Steve, that dick Paul Weller once asked all mods to beat the shit out of Steve Sutherland if they spotted him. That even bigger dick, Axl Rose, actually threatened to have Sutherland killed. I’m spotting a pattern here…

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 24 June 2014 at 8:09 am #

      where do i join in and help kick him to death?

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 27 June 2014 at 8:34 am #

      Do unto others as you would have it done to you.

      • avatar
        Ettie's Pout | 27 June 2014 at 7:58 pm #

        Oh shut the fuck up, Anon.
        Davem was right about smart arses.

        • avatar
          Anonymous | 28 June 2014 at 2:22 pm #

          The world is full of smart arses. Therefore anyone could quip such a comment and be right. Doesn’t mean it is always best or the worst.

  14. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 24 June 2014 at 9:26 am #

    Nearly said… dont worry. Trying to improve myself!

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 June 2014 at 4:35 pm #

    It’s not working, missus…

  16. avatar
    andy | 24 June 2014 at 6:53 pm #

    yay! the firm is back in action……….

    davem….know what you mean! but steve’s musings are as relevant as ever though eh?
    I stopped commenting for a few weeks a while back, and then I thought…why should I drop-out? iv’e been here from the very start!
    much love to ya steve….and ALL TTB’ers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 25 June 2014 at 7:45 am #

      we are back! thanks for all the support!

    • avatar
      princey | 25 June 2014 at 9:17 am #

      Hiya Andy, wow!! thanks for posting this great news about The Church playing….you HAVE to come to Oz to see this!

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 25 June 2014 at 3:56 pm #

      First time I heard Jezabels leadsinger at The Zoo a few or more years back, blew me away with her strong incredible voice for one of such a young age

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 26 June 2014 at 2:47 am #

      Ah, Andy, not you too, man.
      Life’s a long hard struggle, a joyless hell just there to be endured – so I’m grateful for any quips that momentarily lighten the blackness. Lighten up, dude!

  17. avatar
    hellbound heart | 24 June 2014 at 7:55 pm #

    you are without a doubt one of the most beauutiful minds i know
    love always…..

  18. avatar
    Crasher | 26 June 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    I’ve been listening to the Psychedelic Symphony CD a lot over the last few weeks.
    What a triumph it is.I love the orchestral sweep of Metropolis and Happy Hunting Ground that intros sides 1 and 2 respectively.
    The audio quality (the mix) is stunning. The vocals never once being consumed by the music.
    Is there a possibility of the equally brilliant Future Past Perfect show being released in CD format ?
    Or for that matter, the 1992 Enmore show…poorly filmed but nothing wrong with the audio.I’m smacking my lips….naughty lips!
    Also thanks to Andy for posting the much anticipated news on the church.
    Queenscliff is an hours drive for me…although my preference will be watching the church headlining their own show…hopefully in Melbourne it’s the Forum…. a lovely theatre.
    If I win tonight’s lottery I’ll fly you and Davem out.
    The odds are only 45 million to 1.
    New church album in the wind to look forward too as well.

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 26 June 2014 at 8:55 pm #

      thanks for all these kind words sir!
      see you at queenscliff

      • avatar
        Anonymous | 26 June 2014 at 9:18 pm #

        You won’t see me, but I echo Crasher’s praise for this wonderful release.

  19. avatar
    BradW | 29 June 2014 at 4:19 am #

    The softest snowflakes are sweetly sibilent – beautiful, Steve!

  20. avatar
    BradW | 29 June 2014 at 4:21 am #

    Ooops – sibilant?

  21. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 29 June 2014 at 8:41 pm #

    Feeling dyaesthanous

  22. avatar
    Rebecca1KS | 10 July 2014 at 1:02 am #

    “the distant planets pulling on me since birth”…
    Does that perhaps hint at a belief in the ancient science of natal chart astrology? (not to be confused with sun sign astrology, we can’t be neatly divided into twelfths!)

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