posted on March 30, 2009 at 8:06 pm

the flowers are growing inwards
their beauty is only to impress themselves
i understand at last their terrible sadness
the colours the perfumes the shapes
at night i wander in the astral
i see it all
the crooked past
the potential present
the over future
the next future with its tricks and deceits
the future which never comes with its robots named gladys
i wander through the citizens bedrooms
ha ha i glide thru all walls like thru a gossamer web
invisible and inaudible
i see their snoring and desperate attempts at love
i see their perversions and their peccadilloes
who cares…i am a free spirit
wouldnt you love to float over the sea and land
a weightless energy and intelligence
i go wherever i want
but things stand in my way
doubt for one
fear for another
stupidity for a third
i hurl myself into unknown gardens
and some monster is roused from its deep pool
it comes slithering across the lawns to me
i think no this cant be happening
the thing bites into me with its filthy fangs
i scream out in my bed
i fall a thousand miles
i wake up covered in an icy sweat
quickly i’m up and at my journal
recording all the data n statistics of my flight
how i was re routed due to black angelic static
how i soared above troy and saw how small it really was
how i lived my long lives in ignorance and pride
now i know the language of the cricket and the lark
now i have penetrated the heart of an oak
now i fly where i will at night
riding the backs of the waves
i jump aboard a huge fish
which moves through the equatorial seas like a leviathan
i move cautiously thru old siam
to some here i may be detectable
morning finds me in deserted ruins of temples within a jungle
i walk thru lemuria seeing it as it was
i visit nineveh again out in the desert
stupid proud nineveh
i tell you your god is a piece of clay
make of him what you will
fashion him into vishnu
fashion him into jehovah
fashion him into the sweet lord baby jesus
fashion him into baal
leave him inchoate
leave him to someone else to finish
the spirit possesses me right now
he has commanded me to write these words
i wonder why he doesnt do it for himself
i wonder who’ll get aurora a piece of toast if i’m all possessed
you wonder too much
do too little
i suppose
suddenly back in sydney australia
where some of me is still stationed
a huge black cloudburst opens up its nasty mouth
and spits out dark rain drops coming down hard above you
the other kids wake up
running out of the room
still asleep
looking like the most beautiful children in the world
eves tiny tiny ears and her tangled chestnut hair
shes from tir na nog i am sure of it
a celtic faery type
i am not joking
aurora is more from lyonesse
shes more continental with her blonde hair n brown skin
scarlet should be puck
a real impish childe
complete with a rotten temper
and liable to do anything
me.. ?
some shabby oberon
some throneless old fisher king
casting my spells and nets
down by a bleak shore at dawn
walking through the crimson n purple bushes
yesterday elementals cause sydneys power to shut down
the shops all dark n empty
the traffic speeding and chaotic
i see a magazine and on the front is U2
adam whatsit looking like a glum solicitor
and mercifully out of focus and paul bono hewson
with his nanny goat beard and smudged mascara
(an awful combination, fashionistas!)
and his grizzly olde head
and with a frightening look in his bloodshot eyes
oh my god! and this is the photo they approved…?!
and his quote about not throwing tvs out of windows
but rather buying the company who makes the tv….
and then i remember why i loathe em
and suddenly i remember how incredibly silly they actually are
and yeah im jealous of their vast fortunes
but i’m sorry
they are now officially silly
silly silly silly
i mean …bono…..c’mon
its silly, right….?
the edge……oh fer crying out loud…the edge
have you ever seen a less edgy man in your life?
hes more like the window sill
the chair
or the card table
sorry men called the edge or bono or sting…
you wont see the killer with a silly nickname…ooops!
so thats it
recording more of my multi media madness round at jordens
notwithstanding powerstrikes or viral strikes
or 3 strikes and we’re all out
good morning to you
wake up
its all over

34 Responses to “trash day”

  1. avatar
    esne snoner | 30 March 2009 at 10:58 pm #

    yep – bought that particular mag out of curiousity for what was a favourite band about 28 years ago – pre-crunch days and then soon replaced as the band most likely….

    buying the tv company – cringe-worthy stuff and just about everything else that was written in an effort to pump some enticement into getting the new album – no thanks – quite deliriously happy with church #23 – i’ll be giving u2 #11 a wide berth

    have a nice day in grey sydney today with the fambley

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    Richard | 30 March 2009 at 11:26 pm #

    I wonder what how much better the Church would be going now if you were – say – the Calves, Marty – the Hair, Peter – the Curls and Tim – the Beanie

    … there’s still time

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    Richard | 30 March 2009 at 11:32 pm #

    on second thoughts, with his current hirsute look, marty could be ‘the hedge’

  4. avatar
    Celticat | 31 March 2009 at 12:01 am #

    Morning Killer

    Love Celticat

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    Brien Comerford | 31 March 2009 at 12:44 am #

    Bono is a hypocrite. He rightfully denounced the former South African Government and he rightfully denounced its white against black volence. Conversely, he never denounces Black on Black violence or Black on white violence.

    Bono gauges political correctness. He’s a contriving and manipulative politician who waits for a politically correct cause to occur and he pounces on it for publicity. Sad to say because he’s a good vocalist and I will always like “Pride” a tribute to Martin Luther King ( a man who denounced all violence against all innocent people).

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    linjo | 31 March 2009 at 1:13 am #

    I often ponder why some filthy rich person doesnt endeavour to buy every single caged moon bear. I just dont get it.
    Cocoa powder in hot soy milk is a great coffee alternative and lots of antioxidants.
    Hi HH, I live only 200 metres from the ocean, but I know you meant Lily. Linda

  7. avatar
    matt davison | 31 March 2009 at 1:46 am #

    I love Iva Davies new name..

    anyone else heard it??



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    Jasperina | 31 March 2009 at 2:12 am #

    You are so funny. That line about the edge being more like a window sill god that’s hysterical and on a kinda bleak grey sydney day that crack just made my day. Killer you got the best nickname and you got in spades baby. Nobody is ever gonna get close to you and your spells…your magic doesn’t need embarassing photos on the front of magazines.

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 31 March 2009 at 4:16 am #

    “i see a magazine and on the front is U2”
    Don’t be jealous steve, maybe in your next life .

  10. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 31 March 2009 at 8:10 am #

    The seemingly "corrupt" Q Magazine gave the new U2 album 5 stars. They gave Coldplay's X & Y all of 5 stars, too. Which means in their estimation these albums are on a par with a masterpiece such as Pet Sounds. And wkat's more, they've never given The Church more than 3 stars. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 31 March 2009 at 8:16 am #

    You thought he was a man
    But he was a muffin

  12. avatar
    persephone2u | 31 March 2009 at 8:53 am #

    I wonder if Scarlet’s rotten temper rivals my Lucien’s. He was surely either an opera tenor or some benevolent dictator in a previous life! Perhaps I should’ve taken the “ka!” that he said with arms outstretched as a wee baby a little more seriously. He did it for months like a priest in church with head up and arms wide, ka being said with what I thought was hilarious reverence. Funnily enough, when I looked up ka on a whim to see if it meant something, the Egyptian symbol for ka is that of 2 arms outstretched.

    U2 — the Edge is in trouble now in Malibu. His new neighbors don’t seem to be well pleased about his future living arrangements there. I always liked the first 4 tracks off The Unforgettable Fire, but U2 just deteriorated after that I thought. They’ve become a parody of themselves. And Bono’s prancing about trying to save the world while not practicing what he preaches drives me mad.

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    Anonymous | 31 March 2009 at 9:26 am #



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    Anonymous | 31 March 2009 at 9:32 am #

    love .

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    Hellbound Heart | 31 March 2009 at 9:52 am #

    hmmmm….i do remember a bunch of very photogenic lads on the front cover of australian rolling stone some years ago….or am i remembering wrong….was it circa milky way?
    i would LOVE to float outside myself….just to lift the ephemeral part of me above the ground and up in the clouds and wide blue sky…..
    love always……

    shit linjo, i just got kinda excited for a while last night……lily, do you live around cobar or something like that? like i said last night, i know around there pretty well…
    peace guys…

  16. avatar
    El filo descuidado | 31 March 2009 at 10:19 am #

    U2 members have sold their souls to greed. It has become a ridiculous group and proves that sentence which says: “If ten millions of flies like shit, they cannot be wrong. Let’s taste shit then”. Anyway, before losing the plot, they never were as good as The Church. It’s like comparing any average architect with Gaudi.

  17. avatar
    eek | 31 March 2009 at 10:26 am #

    In my pre-Church days I was quite the U2 fangirl, but even then I often found them cringe-worthy. For example (and I know this is shallow), The Joshua Tree cover. I was horrified when I got it — I mean they’ve never been the most attractive guys, but in the JT session photos they all look dirty and greasy and stinky. Yuck! And I later found out they had a band stylist during that time (they might still have one for all I know). It’s one thing if they looked like that on their own, but to pay someone to make them look that bad that is just mind boggling.

    I do still like some of their older songs when I’m in the right mood, but I find it best if I don’t read/listen to any interviews with them or articles about them. To be fair however, there aren’t many musicians I do read articles/interviews about/with. The Church has certainly spoiled me in that regard.

    you wont see the killer with a silly nickname…ooops!


    While I think some of your nicknames are adorable, I am grateful you’ve never been credited on albums and such as Slim or The Killer, etc.

    recording more of my multi media madness round at jordens

    Yay! I can hardly wait to hear it!

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 31 March 2009 at 11:25 am #

    DIRTY DAY (U2)

    I don’t know you
    And you don’t know the half of it
    I had a starring role
    I was the bad guy who walked out
    They said be careful where you aim
    ’cause where you aim you just might hit
    You can hold onto something so tight
    You’ve already lost it

    Dragging me down
    That’s not the way it used to be
    You can’t even remember
    What I’m trying to forget

    It was a dirty day
    Dirty day

    You’re looking for explanations
    I don’t even understand
    If you need someone to blame
    Throw a rock in the air
    You’ll hit someone guilty

    From father to son
    In one life has begun
    A work that’s never done
    Father to son

    (And love…it won’t last kissin’ time)
    [Repeat 3 times]

    Get it right
    There’s no blood thicker than ink
    Hear what I say
    Nothing’s simple as you think

    Wake up
    Some things you can’t get around
    I’m in you
    More so when they put me in the ground

    These days, days, days run away like horses over the hill
    These days, days, days run away like horses over the hill…

  19. avatar
    Rehan | 31 March 2009 at 11:35 am #

    U who? Oh them!!! There’s no competition baby…you blew ’em out the water years ago.

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 31 March 2009 at 11:35 am #

    thta’s funny stuff sk. but what if they asked you to open for them? i don’t think you’d do it but………………?

  21. avatar
    matthew | 31 March 2009 at 11:47 am #

    “have you ever seen a less edgy man in your life?
    hes more like the window sill…” ahh, that one produced audible laughter!

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 31 March 2009 at 12:18 pm #

    Oh Richard…the hedge? Surely we would consider ‘topiary’ more appropriate? I do think Marty has a more ‘considered’ look, after all…

    Best regs,


  23. avatar
    John Garratt | 31 March 2009 at 1:25 pm #

    Mr. Nevets,

    Driving to Pittsburg with a baby is kind of a hassle. Can you move the art show to my living room?

    John Garratt

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    Joanna Satana | 31 March 2009 at 1:27 pm #

    LOL @ the quip about nanny goat beards and smudged mascara! My husband, who’s no fashionista himself, goes OFF about this look often. gobs of makeup and facial hair don’t match up well……

    There’s a goth club here a pal of our’s works at, and on the rare occasion we pop in for a social moment, the men in white-face “dracula” makeup with it smeared haphazzardly around their beards and mustaches, about throws him into a total freak-out frenzy! HAHAH!

    U2’s been crap since after “Boy” and “October”. go jockey for another no-bell PIECE prize nomination, bono… and have fun hangin out with Oprah and other celebrity “dignitaries”

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 31 March 2009 at 2:04 pm #

    That was a brilliant blog Steve. Ireally loved it and the flow.

    love all your work

    Steve Draper

  26. avatar
    CSTCoach | 31 March 2009 at 2:21 pm #

    beautiful. the magic in the mundane. the myths woven through the surface fabric of our everyday lives.

    lol @ ewe too. Boner and The Ledge. There was a time when i used to like ’em, but that was long long ago. Have you heard their new single? godawful embarassing crap. something about putting on boots. i honestly cringe a bit every time i hear it. perhaps because boots=winter? the winter we just left behind? maybe….. but no. it’s just a dumb song.

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 31 March 2009 at 2:54 pm #

    yer killin’ me!x

  28. avatar
    davem | 31 March 2009 at 3:55 pm #

    That was a dream alright.
    I don’t have anything to say about U2, either good or bad. Musically I just haven’t crossed their path apart from the obvious hits….and I wouldn’t judge a band on those alone.

  29. avatar
    Altres | 31 March 2009 at 4:55 pm #

    One of the funniest things I've ever watched was you stomping across the stage at Leeds pretending to cary a flag whilst Marty or Peter played a U2 lick during soundcheck. 😀 Happy days.


    PS. Here's the first two tracks from a recent gig I gave. Please feel free to download if anyone wants too.



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    catchow | 31 March 2009 at 5:08 pm #

    spirit in the sky, spirit in the night…our wanderer in the astral
    has just returned to see U2 on
    the front… glory and fortune
    is’nt a mark of talent,as yours,
    but,true,it’s a little bit maddening and unfair…

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    John | 31 March 2009 at 6:42 pm #

    I’m with davem on U2. I don’t know much about them after the Red Rocks stuff. What I have heard just seems like filler. When I hear a U2 song, like in the grocery store aisle, I usually end up thinking/hoping it was Jim Kerr I was hearing, but then I realize it’s U2 and tune out. I do suppose there are worse people in the world though.


  32. avatar
    craig1.618 | 31 March 2009 at 7:28 pm #

    i, personally, like u2’s music

    it would be nice to hang out and write with brian eno

    have access to those instruments, studios, etc

    on the other hand

    i don’t really care for bono’s posturing

    but then again

    what’s it to me?

    i can think of a thousand other more relevant and
    pressing issues to focus on

    rather than something as vicarious as this

    but here i sit typing away about it

    on the time being

    ironic huh?

  33. avatar
    John Garratt | 31 March 2009 at 7:32 pm #


    I guess it’s the same for when someone overpays for ugly faded jeans.

  34. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 1 April 2009 at 4:57 am #

    me you and the rest of the church deserve a magazine cover or how bout a poster cover instead for all my bloody films…

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