posted on October 22, 2009 at 7:13 am

what is the secret
what is any secret
what is the secret of secrets
the master secret that unlocks all others
it turns on the tap that makes it flow
well yes this universe is endless my friend
like all the universes gone before
i see it all now
i see it thru my damaged raybanned eyes
i see it with a pinch of salt
i see it and i cant hang on to any of it
time has its tides
the waves of the past dump you on the future
you got a knew song in yer head
yeah a regular sailor on the seize of fate
fate tosses you up in africa
fate tosses you up in greenland
you arrive in australia
a convict
you escape and join a band of bushrangers
you play the bass
you grow a little pointy beard
you ride into dodge city on the back of a falcon
critics takin’ potshots at ya bang bang bang
ricochet zing zang sssssssss
you mount your career
flogging a dead sea
takes a long time to warm up
dad can i buy a new amp?
what happened to the last one, son?
dad, that was in the last century….
in a shop on cyprus buying a postcard i run into nap b
hes reformed his group the imperial french army
and theyre gigging in europe soon
late for an appointment off floral street
a rare sunny day in the garden of whispering winds
the cafe is stocked with generals and peacocks
i notice im dressed in black velvet
and the stage is thru those yonder curtains
i walk on
the lights dazzle my blurry retinas
someone hands me my axe
and i slay em
thats right
i blew their minds right out
a bloody good show
in the lear or leer jet
i relax with a canister of ether
and a bi carb soda
we head into miami despite the hurricane
and i get scared when i see the pilot
runnin’ up the isles singing
take me to the pilot of yer soul
exiting thru a rear door
after tampering with the nosmo king device
i am back in baines place with my mother joyce bennett
she will turn 81 tomorrow i mustnt forget
the boys are in their pajamas
and dads out watering the lawn
in his ever present white singlet
its a warm canberran night i suppose
quite still and quiet
exams tomorrow
dad n i smoke a cigarette together in the gathering dusk
a quiet time in our lives
a plane always flies overhead
back in my boyhood bedroom
i pick up my old bass my old violin bass
and i cant believe how lightweight n mickey mouse it is
compared to a fender jazz the king of basses
i look thru my old vinyl..hawkwind the small faces jethro tull
stuff i got from the record club
the sprinklers come on next door
i gotta do some study
i’ll fail my exams n then….and then what…?
who will want me if i fail my fucking exams…?
a gloom falls across my poem
i seek solace in the radio
2CA…..gee they love neil diamond
suddenly then
its over

17 Responses to “unreleased”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 October 2009 at 8:07 am #

    2CA used to love rocktober, 2XX was a beacon to the outside world with a 2jj cross starting at midnight. 2CC was the enemy, even back then as a youngster I could tell who's side I was on.

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    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 22 October 2009 at 8:30 am #

    "the waves of the past dump you on the future"
    Nice line, mr.!

    "2CA…..gee they love neil diamond" made me smile. 🙂

    Initially I was a little dissapointed reading today's blog ´cause the title immediately made me think "Great! Steves's writing a blog about all the unreleased songs in the vaults!"

    Steve, one of the most surprising things I've learned from your blog was when you wrote anout how much you love/d Bread's Greatest Hits. I would love a blog about other "similar" acts you really like that none of us would probably expect. C'mon, Steve! Do you secretly have a soft spot for Barbra Streisand's "The Way We Were" (haha), or John Denver's "Thank God I'm A Country Boy" (haaaahaha)? Of course not, but I'll bet it would make a rather endearing blog. 🙂

  3. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 22 October 2009 at 8:44 am #

    If only you'd known back then that you would never need to pass your exams, huh? If only I'd known that myself, it would've saved me a lot of worries in my youth. I learned the craft of good copywriting at an advertising agency, not from books, and now I have my own business. It's still an uphill struggle, but it's worth it. After all, I'm my own man.

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 October 2009 at 11:22 am #

    ooooh i love these kind of blogs. but i did rather hope it was going to be about the unreleased songs. freaky conclusions oh yeah.


  5. avatar
    cazziem | 22 October 2009 at 1:02 pm #

    Wicked! This blog reads like the kind of dreams I have, which don't happen often, but when they do they're amazing. Great play on words as usual, but you know what?

    ‘what is the secret
    what is any secret
    what is the secret of secrets’

    Well, if I tell you that it won’t be a secret now will it!

  6. avatar
    matthew | 22 October 2009 at 2:41 pm #

    the collective subconscious of generations of canberra cats

  7. avatar
    Ellen | 22 October 2009 at 3:45 pm #

    "the waves of the past dump you on the future"

    This is exactly how I've been feeling lately.

    Along the lines of Thomas' comment, I wonder if you have a soft spot for The Carpenters? Seals & Croft? Simon & Garfunkel?

    Inquiring minds want to know…


  8. avatar
    vortex | 22 October 2009 at 5:47 pm #

    If I'd only had a cool dad.
    Well, that's my 2 cents.

  9. avatar
    davem | 22 October 2009 at 6:07 pm #

    That's made me feel so nostalgic.
    Like you, I don't smoke fags anymore…….but what I'd give to have the chance to have a ciggie and a laugh with my dear Mum.

  10. avatar
    princey | 22 October 2009 at 10:34 pm #

    Nice mixed-up memories there, but I can't imagine someone as smart as you would fail school exams????
    Happy Birthday to your mum too sk. My dear old mum turned 83 this year and I feel so lucky to still have her around to talk to and argue with:)
    Have a beautiful day,
    Love Amanda

  11. avatar
    Saint Louie | 23 October 2009 at 2:21 am #

    I fucking HATE exams too!!!!

    I'm glad all that shit is over! I don't wish that drama and worry upon anyone.


  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 October 2009 at 2:36 am #

    blurred lines between reality and dreams…

    reality is my crunch ticket in hand!!

    cya boyz in Adelaide…you're playing on the night of my wife's birthday…she gracefully understands…I think at least she does…


  13. avatar
    Richard | 23 October 2009 at 3:04 am #

    I still have a recurring dream that involves the minutes before an exam for which I have done absolutely no study

    did you ever have a 'smoke' smoke with your dad?

    I've had a few with mine – among the best (and funniest) I've had

  14. avatar
    The Sexy Drugs | 23 October 2009 at 3:33 am #

    I love your blog here Steve…heard about it from a friend. Love the Rolling Stones too, hard choice between Beatles and Stones…i'd say they're equal.

    "Waiting on a friend"

    P.S. Check out some of our mp3's if you or fellow fans have time or

    from K-Town Germany,
    The Sexy Drugs (aka The Sexies)

  15. avatar
    Sexy Drugs | 23 October 2009 at 4:03 am #

    Sorry Steve/Everyone…left the wrong link in our header name above from last comment, there is no "the" in our website, just ""…Prost Everyone!

    Thanks Steve for the "promo" here…friend of mine let me borrow your "Hologram of Baal" Cd and have to say that we are impressed and love it…might give us some inspiration on our next CD or gig. Check out our newest CD "Dirty Kisses"! It Kicks Ass!

    P.S. I see you posted a new blog just seconds ago as I corrected our last post…have to read that one too and comment on that as well.

    "Unreleased"…we have plenty of those and know where you're coming from 🙂

    The Sexies

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 October 2009 at 7:46 am #

    What sort of silly name is that, sexy drugs,
    it's either really crap or really most probaly genius.


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