posted on August 11, 2013 at 6:24 pm
throwing the book atcha!

throwing the book atcha!

just when you thought it was safe to get your credit card out again

comes uncollected

which is

earthed my 1986 book

plus nineveh and the ephemeron

which were originally released as a booklet in 1998

(much thanks for that to trevor boyd!)

plus fruit machine

from about 2006 or 7

a booklet about rocknroll

then a whole bunch of poems from all over the place

plus the best poems from my blogge

its 420 pages of poetry and bullshit

it all depends ‘pon how you look at it.

anyway its pretty much the definitive read

if you wanna read some stuff by me

earthed is a funny old book

trying too hard and not going with the flow

still theres some ok things there you may well enjoy

my main memory of earthed

is sitting in the kitchen banging it out on a typewriter

a hash joint burning in the ashtray

the rain hitting the skylight overhead

the rain tapped my fingers tapped

i listened to jon hassel and harold budd

the gas fire burned on through the night

i was too greedy

i am having a stab at sci fi and prose poetry and experimental

all at once

sometimes an interesting melange

sometimes a bit of a hodgepodge

nineveh is a good little cycle of poems

i became obsessed with nineveh

which is a biblical city

i half imagine half remembered these words

it was a mystical experience

it was written in sweden in 1997-8

i was on the gear

i was sad and lonely

perfect for transmitting this poetry

man the snow swirling around me in my apartment on bastugaten

making this stuff up….

the ephemeron came with nineveh

tho it had nothing to do with it at all

it was …oh i dont know what it was

poems and stories from different perspectives

about the life and times of erskine the magician

some shabby charlatan type and his wife

once again its like earthed

it could have been more thought out and less made up

but there you go

i am erskine i would say

erskine seems to do the things i would do

there are some brilliant little bits in there i think

some mediocre stuff too

you decide

and there is all the misc. stuff

stuff i wrote here n there on this and that

about such and such

good stuff mostly-ish

some other things about erskine

and all sorts of things

this book is now ready for order

the first hundred will get a copy of my pamphlet eden thrown in

all books will be signed and if needed dedicated…

and i’ll come round yer house and cook yer dinner and mind yer kids too

anyway you can order uncollected ย right now if you want

should get it within 2 weeks one would think

good on you!



48 Responses to “uncollected dreams and memories”

  1. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 11 August 2013 at 7:10 pm #

    just burning in the ashtray erskwhile after all rozelle is not that far from erstinville?

  2. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 11 August 2013 at 8:45 pm #

    Well I int Martina Topley Bird neiver

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    eternallylit | 11 August 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    love that artwork! i have a treasured copy of earthed but after that my path changed and i missed your later stuff the daily eternal chase that became my all saw to that and so i think investing in a copy will catch me up some ? i read your blogs and man u have so many words to impart its like you must never stop that must be a wonderful thing

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    cheryl | 11 August 2013 at 9:53 pm #

    Just ordered myself a copy of Uncollected. Looking forward to reading this on these sultry Louisiana summer nights while smoking a lovely little something.

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    Anonymous | 12 August 2013 at 1:18 am #

    You’re tripping back now to places you’ve been to
    You wonder what you’re gonna find
    You know you’ve been wrong but it won’t be long
    Before you leave ’em all far behind

    it was playing during one of those days (while typing or raining?).

    (oh yeah – that’s the Guess Who; Jocko said yes and Erskine knew he would too!)

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    foil99 | 12 August 2013 at 2:54 am #

    my ears need a new bible…the timbre of your voice surely demands a book on tape…cd… mp3, will have to imagine an inflection, a gruff sigh…already clearing a space on the shelf…move over campaigns of napoleon…my eyes cant wait

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    Michel | 12 August 2013 at 7:01 am #

    I notice you forgot to mention the 2004 edition of Earthed, Nineveh & The Ephemeron collected. I was lucky enough to find one (and Fruit Machine too) after the gig in Amsterdam, april 2007.
    And here is a message from my credit card : “oh putain, il m’a encore eu !”.
    (“he f…..g got me again !).
    Please don’t come to my house because I ordered two books (unless you like to cook dinner jetlagged).

  8. avatar
    just curious | 13 August 2013 at 12:06 am #

    is this hardcopy or softcopy steve? Just curious

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    Postage Paid | 13 August 2013 at 1:56 am #

    I want dis book! How come ivory time i order someden from you or thee church merch, you turn round and come out with somethin’ newer? The postman is makin’ a killin’ off of me man dammit! Too much postage to be buyin’ uber new stuff from AU to US, need to combine in one shipment but you keep comin’ out with fresh stuff n all. Next one butter bee new err-bulm (album)..haha cheers!

  10. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 13 August 2013 at 8:53 am #

    Yes I must say, I think the parcel exchanges are about the most exciting thing happening in this neighbourhood. I have a choice of at least two post offices, one is smaller than the other and a bit country townish. I think I have become much more visible to these peeps in both post offices as they meaningfully yet nonchalantly inquisitively hand over (or send off when I purchase extra stuff for deprived friends and send on) these mysterious parcels. Now they really look at me like, ‘Who are you?!’ as if something slightly scandalous is happening. Sometimes they knock on my door and really give me the once over (subtly), again calmly yet snoopily try to look past my shoulder to inside. It’s quite thrilling really. Not quite as exciting when they just leave it in the letterbox or lying around somewhere, but then there is the frisson (pronounced with a ‘sssssss’ not a ‘jijiji’ or ‘gegege’) of thinking, wow I actually have my hands on it and it wasn’t stolen, misplaced or snapped up by a helpful passer by who only had your best interests at heart!

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      thetimebeing | 13 August 2013 at 10:58 am #

      youre seriously weird , arent you?

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        Anonymous | 13 August 2013 at 1:15 pm #

        Speaking of magicians and weirdness of events. Stopped in2 c a movie last nite was 20mins late 4 it, but perhaps not late in according w God time. ‘The Conjuring ‘ was the only 1 on offer in time slot. Expected it 2 b about as 1 wood imagine w such a title, ‘magician’. Man did I get a surprise when it was about ‘exorcism’. Closed my eyes 2 the scary bits. Theatre goers certainly stunned by the events brought about by witches. Not sure they knew where 2 look or where 2 seek help should they experience the same sort of assaults. Thank God I had and knew of Jesus & His teachings 2 get me thru similiar assaults with assistance of those my Lord placed along the way. I was shiwn thru His Authority 2 Stand.

  11. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 13 August 2013 at 11:32 am #

    thank you

  12. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 13 August 2013 at 11:37 am #

    Also, I would like to encourage your spoken French which I have noticed you making an effort to use. If you need any tutoring, just let me know. I’m a bit rusty with my French but I did learn it for seven years and actually been intelligible to some French folk (a few years ago now…) Salutations et amities chaleureuses sans chartreuses.

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      thetimebeing | 13 August 2013 at 1:09 pm #

      i cant n dont speak french. i did it for 4 years . not for me.

    • avatar
      le grande tete de merde | 14 August 2013 at 1:32 am #

      Hey, Boriah, there’s some ‘French’ lessons on offer, here!

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    Kohl Ette | 13 August 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    desolee ๐Ÿ™

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      thetimebeing | 15 August 2013 at 9:52 am #

      ou et la plume de ma tante?

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        Kohl Ette | 15 August 2013 at 5:01 pm #

        Weirdly serious today. I told you my French is rusty but really my specialty is australian-anglais although I don’t even really have a taste for it. Does that make me a dominatrice? because I think that smacks more of masochismo but not such a masochist that I would go to Vegas with Joe Blow oh no no no no no… thanks anyway pooh head.

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        Anonymous | 16 August 2013 at 2:38 am #

        Ah oui – combien de glaces pouvez-vous voir ?

        • avatar
          Kohl Ette | 16 August 2013 at 11:32 am #

          merci j’aime les glaces, si douce… je voudrais at least four scoops sil te plait avec lemon, cafe, chocolat et pomme. YuM! Je T’aime beaucoup mmmm xxxxxxx ๐Ÿ˜› (Mais pas de Selina’s, les glaces la sont merde! I heard.)

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            Anonymous | 17 August 2013 at 4:35 am #


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            Kohl Ette | 23 August 2013 at 9:27 pm #

            ‘Oh’. I know, right?!

  14. avatar
    Melissa | 13 August 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    Hi Steve ๐Ÿ˜€

    I have just put in my order and very excited to be getting a copy of your wonderful new book.

    Please dedicate to ME !!

    love, mm

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 August 2013 at 10:34 pm #

    book store customers will be very happy.

  16. avatar
    Polaris | 14 August 2013 at 12:33 am #

    Sounds perfect…and yep, ‘earthed’ is a truly trippy thing!
    *Fab how Thetimebeing can put whatever time down it wants to – being the time it likes to. Ha.

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    Polaris | 14 August 2013 at 3:53 am #

    Strangely enuff SK, your remembered experience while creating ‘earthed’ is quite similar to the consequences of my copy of the book .. Hmmm – just an analyzed comparison – just sayin’….
    And it’s kind’a kool how impulsively jotting down ur thoughts n’ feelings while “in the moment” is completely detached from reality, especially when you come back ’round to it. Also I suppose that part of the process is some sort of abnesia – I don’t know – maybe it’s normal…maybe it’s not.

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    Polaris | 14 August 2013 at 4:36 am #

    Haha! Sorry – just read comments – promise this here is my last one!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. avatar
    Paul Sheldon | 14 August 2013 at 5:26 am #

    Do you ever wonder about fans that dominate the blog-ette?

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 17 August 2013 at 4:36 am #

      I saw what you did there, sir!

  20. avatar
    andy | 14 August 2013 at 9:44 am #

    thanks for DVD kilbs!
    MOST interesting………..

  21. avatar
    hellbound heart | 14 August 2013 at 9:40 pm #

    Yup, you just gave me another reason for you to send me another exciting little parcel in the mail….beats the hell out of bills and letters with windows in the envelopes….

  22. avatar
    Steven Krut | 15 August 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    Looking forward to reading this.

  23. avatar
    Polaris | 15 August 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    Dammit – didn’t want to do this, but, is that “killer pen”?? Just cos of it’s Latin base, like Espanol, if I’m not mistaken. & if ’tis, that’s mockery…but U have permission to do so ๐Ÿ˜›

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    Cath | 15 August 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    Be nice to read Earthed again,your imagination is always a nice oasis, away from the crap in this world. glad you have compiled some work.
    I emailed an enquiry about Creative consult? no response, was a week ago?

    I think you are uniquely qualified over many others, to assist.. maybe?
    Love C.

  25. avatar
    Polaris | 16 August 2013 at 7:08 pm #

    Yikes. Quickly twisted. Carry-on a string. OMG. o_O

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    Anonymous | 17 August 2013 at 2:28 am #

    hey hey thought maybe? – was just imaginin’ listening to a version of “no bones” by dinosaur junior done by you guys! not really ?

  27. Kraig
    Kraig | 17 August 2013 at 5:46 pm #


    Did you ever notice that Untitled #23, if you include all the EP B-sides (not including the same songs from CD’s and EP’s) that you get exactly 23 SONGS!? You knew that didn’t you? haha, very cool trivia and becomes a double album if combined! Talk about the stars aligning! Cheers, hope this inspires you guys to create a new CD! Could title it “After Everything, Welcome Back”, haha just messing with you my man. Big Cheers! Kraig

    • Kraig
      Kraig | 17 August 2013 at 5:50 pm #

      …not only been listening to The Church, SK, K&K, but also The Beatles lately, Revolver is one of my favorite albums…just love how it feels like a transition album, but all are greats! Wish you guys would re-do some Beatles songs ya think? Put your twist on it per say like Box of Birds

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    andy | 18 August 2013 at 2:29 am #

    โ€œno bonesโ€….bestest dinosaur junior song ever!
    i’d like to hear ANYTHING new by the church.
    in the meantime โ€œlong distanceโ€ just shows how great the druids have always been.

  29. avatar
    Chris | 18 August 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    Do ‘All Things Must Pass’…

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    Trevor \|/ | 19 August 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    If we’re talking covers, how about resurecting some old Australian classics and give them “The Church” treatment! A few that come to mind are:

    The Loved One (The Loved Ones)
    The Real Thing (Russel Morris)
    Because I Love You (Masters Apprentices)
    Friday On My Mind (Easybeats)
    California My Way (The Iguana)

    I’m sure there are many other Aussie tracks that deserve to be ‘rediscovered’ again! Any other suggestions?

    Trevor \|/

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    Verdelay | 20 August 2013 at 6:35 am #

    Earthed is perfect in its myriad imperfections. I read it again only recently (10 years ago…?). Some of it is very moving to me. I almost cry with this odd sense of hopeless loss whenever I read the passage about Pan. I suppose I was there when it all happened. We will never be the same again.


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