posted on August 18, 2010 at 8:30 pm

hey you look so pale


everyone arguing over deckchairs on the titanic

mineral vegetal beast man devil god

this wild world whirling outside my sad room

inner world of memory

outer world of perception

in here out there

cant fight inevitability anymore

yeah someone says let it all go

oh what a beautiful feeling yes to let it all go

all of it the whole fucking she-bang

money drugs women music flesh n blood

success n failure land n sea

good n evil even

friend n foe let em go

furniture cars clothes machines schedules position

what will it avail thee?

the void you cant avoid

go to it empty handed

this anger that pervades my life..where does it live…?

in my head, in my heart, between my bones and skin…

i feed it n water it everytime i react

it grows round my soul strangulatin’ it

like a wheel clamp like handcuffs like the paddywagon

anyone can turn on ya

anyone can turn ya on

this is a bizarre world/life/ time

anything can happen as we approach year dot

no role is fixed

villains we finally see as heroes

heroes who fucked us over but good

kilbey youre obsessed by these paradoxes

intentions were good but results were bad

a selfish thing accidentally helps many

that fine line between X n Y

what am i saying? i dunno

just raving on a bit

trying to talk it all through

today i feel resilient n resolved

if i dont know right from wrong by now i never will

if i do the right thing n still get wrong results then i wont be the first

or the last

all those horses i led to water n none of em are fucking drinking

i tried to make em and i got angry they wouldnt touch a drop

the angrier i got the thirstier the horse

the thirstier the horse the angrier i got

it was a vicious little circle like a whirlwind sucking me in

boy tho its hard to let things go

easy to say hard to do

let it all go

the years the good n lean years all the inbetween years

still let it all go

release : open your hands n heart and let it all fall out

loneliness scares the hell out me…..why…?

let loneliness go

let happiness go

let youth and pleasure go

let age and pain go

if you let everything go then what is left?

ah well thats the one thing they cant take away from you, isnt it?

whatever remains after all the extras are deducted

your personality your psyche your ego n your id

your dreams and your schemes, yeah especially let em go

who is this advice for…..? just me

when i’m panicking when i’m hurting again

i gotta remember to let it go

when i’m celebrating when i’m soaring up high

baby still even more so in spades n then some

dont hold on to nothing no more

not time not space not men not women

let it flow through us

allow it to pass

transcend n mend n bend in that wind

think of jesus n krsna n johnny lennon

think of england if you like

think of whatll happen if you dont let go

and thats about it

i guess

56 Responses to “untrammelled”

  1. avatar
    isolde | 18 August 2010 at 9:25 pm #

    cos if you don’t you will be the living dead not in the now but in the past or the future a kind of spectre you’ll be a hauntin yourself and spookin yourself

    beautiful rendition of the cat stevens number this evening
    more more!

    love, is

    • avatar
      Wind and Sun | 19 August 2010 at 1:28 pm #

      where is that rendition?

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    Wilfred Paradise | 18 August 2010 at 9:52 pm #


    you need to hit the road, m’man. smooth out your karma. you just need a good smoothing. when in doubt, move on. you haven’t found it yet, just keep looking, and the search may end up being better than any find. get ready for that last journey, the longest, the best. these are the best years of your life and still so much more. don’t waste’m. smooth it all out, m’man.

    more music. more videos. some dates in the states. but on your terms.


  3. avatar
    Galamor the Wizard | 18 August 2010 at 9:54 pm #

    “Turn off the old mind, relax and float down stream”

    Just saw you on Spicks and Specks. You looked like you were having a good time …mostly. But wow, you were really gesticulating…too much of the vine? I think Adam must have been a fan with the purple paisley shirt! Am spreading the word loudly about Isidore Mk 1 and can’t wait for Isidore Mk 2. Try as i might, I still cannot dish out the upside down cliches like “anyone can turn on ya, anyone can turn ya on” – how do you do that stuff?

  4. avatar
    Blake | 18 August 2010 at 10:33 pm #

    Be Patient. It will come to you.

  5. avatar
    belfrank | 18 August 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    Letting go is the simplest and most effective thing to do. Not always the easiest to find a way to though. Apply your yoga thought and breath practices to your life when you feel anxious. Works for me. And I thank you for that introduction.

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 18 August 2010 at 10:52 pm #

    You appear to be searching for something that is right outside of ur grasp. you can identify it with ur watchful eye, you can speak of it with ur expanding wisdom…yet, you cannot reach it, hold it, display it. Is it youth, serenity, time in general. i do not know. the reality is that you are so close to it that it may have passed you by already and you are looking at it from afar now without choice. but the brilliant part of it is that it keeps you afloat, motivated, occupied. I hope all is well with you and ur family. As i have said many times before, everything can go by choice or taken by strength…but ur loving family (and extended family) are forever…unconditionally, by ur side.

    As Always,
    Darrin K.

  7. avatar
    Violette | 18 August 2010 at 11:53 pm #

    The light is coming, the light is coming, so why do the shadows seem to rear up and cascade? Because they’re afraid of the light. Replace the shadows by the light. It’s here. It’s now. It hurts, but it won’t always.

  8. avatar
    nylon burning | 19 August 2010 at 12:03 am #

    the gods help those who help themselves…es…elves….

  9. avatar
    evilren | 19 August 2010 at 12:11 am #

    damn Kilbey, reading this made my eye twitch a little. You know, I don’t think one has to
    physically get rid of his things, I just like to think if my home went up in flames tomorrow
    I wouldn’t really care. It would be the end of certain things, but I wasn’t attached to them anyway.
    I will still exist and life will still go on, if I have to rebuild whatever I need for this life I will, but
    the things that really matter are still there. I should really watch what I’m saying these days because
    my karma is instant and things I think, somehow come to fruition. Keep feeling resilient and take


  10. avatar
    Freddie | 19 August 2010 at 12:15 am #

    Dammit, if Steve Kilbey shares a link nine times, he surely has something important to say!

    Let go and let be. The funny thing about letting go, when you let go and let what is just be, peace and joy come to visit and the more I remember to do this, the longer they stick around, like being lit from within.

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    captain mission | 19 August 2010 at 12:16 am #

    ultimately when people die i guess they have to let it all go, so it stands to reason the sooner one lets things go the sooner we are freed of their entrapments, not necessarily material things only but mental ideas and things we cling to, including the attachment to be right or win the argument, (sorry donna, i should have read this post first before responding.)
    what is left?

    the uncarved block
    the essence

    yes i agree, it’s the one thing no one can take away from you. but do you really have to loose it all to find it?
    i have, it’s painful and the feeling of loss haunts you like an angry ghost every full moon. i wouldn’t wish that sadness on anyone, but it’s also a liberation to.
    paradox steve, it’s everywhere duality exists.
    there’s no escape mate unless… you let that idea go as well.

  12. avatar
    kell | 19 August 2010 at 1:38 am #

    Kilbey, you’re alright. If the karma’s gettin’ to you, chuck it in the violet flame. Be like the oak & willow tree, flexible with roots that go down into the centre of the Earth. You are a beautiful soul.
    Speaking of the Earth, when’s the last time you got out in Nature, as in, “the wild”, away-from-the-city kind? Maybe it’s time for a day trip…God knows i need it every few days or so….She (Mother Earth) don’t lie.
    Where can i go about buying Isidore 2 & the biography…(thru Karmic Hit maybe?)
    Have posted some info here in case u get time to read it,
    Am sure you already know all this,
    Love always,
    > By Carlos Barrios
    > Carlos Barrios was born into a Spanish family on El
    > Altiplano, the highlands of Guatemala. His home was in
    > Huehue tenango, also the dwelling place of the Maya Mam
    > tribe. With other Maya and other indigenous tradition
    > keepers, the Mam carry part of the old ways on Turtle Island
    > ( North America ).
    > They are keepers of time, authorities on remarkable
    > calendars that are ancient, elegant and relevant. Mr.
    > Barrios is a historian, an anthropologist and investigator.
    > After studying with traditional elders for 25 years since
    > the age of 19, he has also became a Mayan Ajq’ij, a
    > ceremonial priest and spiritual guide, Eagle Clan.
    > Years ago, along with his brother, Gerardo, Carlos
    > initiated an investigation into the different Mayan
    > calendars. He studied with many teachers. He says his
    > brother Gerardo interviewed nearly 600 traditional Mayan
    > elders to widen their scope of knowledge.
    > “Anthropologists visit the temple sites,” Mr.
    > Barrios says, “and read the inscriptions and make up
    > stories about the Maya, but they do not read the signs
    > correctly. It’s just their imagination… Other people
    > write about prophecy in the name of the Maya. They say that
    > the world will end in December 2012. The Mayan elders are
    > angry with this. The world will not end. It will be
    > transformed. The indigenous have the calendars, and know how
    > to accurately interpret it, not others.
    > The Mayan Calendars comprehension of time, seasons, and
    > cycles has proven itself to be vast and sophisticated. The
    > Maya understand 17 different calendars, some of them
    > charting time accurately over a span of more than ten
    > million years. The calendar that has steadily drawn global
    > attention since 1987 is called the Tzolk’in or
    > Cholq’ij.
    > Devised ages ago and based on the cycle of the Pleiades, it
    > is still held as sacred. With the indigenous calendars,
    > native people have kept track of important turning points in
    > history.
    > For example, the day keepers who study the calendars
    > identified an important day in the year One Reed, Ce Acatal,
    > as it was called by the Mayans. That was the day when an
    > important ancestor was prophesied to return, “coming
    > like a butterfly.” In the western calendar, the One
    > Reed date correlates to Easter Sunday, April 21, 1519 the
    > day that Hernando Cortez and his fleet of 11 Spanish
    > galleons arrived from the East at what is today called Vera
    > Cruz, .
    > When the Spanish ships came toward shore, native people
    > were waiting and watching to see how it would go. The
    > billowing sails of the ships did indeed remind the scouts of
    > butterflies skimming the ocean surface. In this manner was a
    > new era initiated, an era they had anticipated through their
    > calendars. The Maya termed the new era the Nine Bolomtikus,
    > or nine Hells of 52 years each. As the nine cycles unfolded,
    > land and freedom were taken from the native people. Disease
    > and disrespect dominated.
    > What began with the arrival of Cortez, lasted until August
    > 16, 1987 – a date many people recall as Harmonic
    > Convergence. Millions of people took advantage of that date
    > to make ceremony in sacred sites, praying for a smooth
    > transition to a new era, the World of the Fifth Sun.”
    > From that 1987 date until now, Mr. Barrios says, “We
    > have been in a time when the right arm of the materialistic
    > world is disappearing, slowly but inexorably. We are at the
    > cusp of the era when peace begins, and people live in
    > harmony with Mother Earth. We are no longer in the World of
    > the Fourth Sun, but we are not yet in the World of the Fifth
    > Sun. This is the time in-between, the time of transition. As
    > we pass through transition there is a colossal, global
    > convergence of environmental destruction, social chaos, war,
    > and ongoing Earth changes.”
    > All this, Mr. Barrios says, was foreseen via the simple,
    > spiral mathematics of the Mayan calendars. “It will
    > change,” Mr. Barrios observes. “Everything will
    > change.” He said Mayan day keepers view the Dec. 21,
    > 2012 date as a rebirth, the start of the World of the Fifth
    > Sun. “It will be the start of a new era resulting from
    > and signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic
    > equator, and the earth aligning itself with the center of
    > the galaxy.
    > At sunrise on December 21, 2012 for the first time in
    > 26,000 years, the Sun rises to conjunct the intersection of
    > the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic. This cosmic
    > cross is considered to be an embodiment of the Sacred Tree,
    > The Tree of Life, a tree remembered in all the world’s
    > spiritual traditions.”
    > Some observers say this alignment with the heart of the
    > galaxy in 2012 will open a channel for cosmic energy to flow
    > through the earth, cleansing it and all that dwells upon it,
    > raising all to a higher level of vibration.
    > This process has already begun, Mr. Barrios suggested.
    > “Change is accelerating now, and it will continue to
    > accelerate.” If the people of the earth can get to this
    > 2012 date in good shape, without having destroyed too much
    > of the Earth, Mr. Barrios said, “We will rise to a new,
    > higher level. But to get there we must transform enormously
    > powerful forces that seek to block the way.”
    > A Picture of the Road Ahead:
    > From his understanding of the Mayan tradition and the
    > calendars, Mr. Barrios offered a picture of where we are at
    > and what may lie on the road ahead. The date specified in
    > the calendar Winter Solstice in the year 2012 does not mark
    > the end of the world. Many outside people writing about the
    > Mayan calendar sensationalize this date, but they do not
    > know. The ones who know are the indigenous elders who are
    > entrusted with keeping the tradition.
    > “Humanity will continue,” he contends, “but
    > in a different way. Material structures will change. From
    > this we will have the opportunity to be more human. We are
    > living in the most important era of the Mayan calendars and
    > prophecies. All the prophecies of the world, all the
    > traditions, are converging now. There is no time for games.
    > The spiritual ideal of this era is action. Many powerful
    > souls have reincarnated in this era, with a lot of power.
    > This is true on both sides, the light and the dark.
    > ….
    > A Call for Fusion:
    > As he met with audiences in Santa Fe, Mr. Barrios told a
    > story about the most recent Mayan New Year ceremonies in
    > Guatemala. He said that one respected elder, who lives all
    > year in a solitary mountain cave, journeyed to
    > Chichicastenango to speak with the people at the ceremony.
    > The elder delivered a simple, direct message. He called for
    > human beings to come together in support of life and light.
    > Right now each person and group is going his or her own way.
    > The elder of the mountains said there is hope if the people
    > of the light can come together and unite in some way.
    > Reflecting on this, Mr. Barrios explained: “We live in
    > a world of polarity: day and night, man and woman, positive
    > and negative. Light and darkness need each other. They are a
    > balance. Just now the dark side is very strong, and very
    > clear about what they want. They have their vision and their
    > priorities clearly held, and also their hierarchy. They are
    > working in many ways so that we will be unable to connect
    > with the spiral Fifth World in 2012.
    > On the light side everyone thinks they are the most
    > important, that their own understandings, or their
    > group’s understandings, are the key. There’s a
    > diversity of cultures and opinions, so there is competition,
    > diffusion, and no single focus.”
    > As Mr. Barrios sees it, “The dark side works to block
    > fusion through denial and materialism. It also works to
    > destroy those who are working with the light to get the
    > Earth to a higher level. They like the energy of the old,
    > declining Fourth World , the materialism. They do not want
    > it to change. They do not want fusion. They want to stay at
    > this level, and are afraid of the next level. The dark power
    > of the declining Fourth World cannot be destroyed or
    > overpowered. It’s too strong and clear for that, and
    > that is the wrong strategy. The dark can only be transformed
    > when confronted with simplicity and open-heartedness. This
    > is what leads to fusion, a key concept for the World of the
    > Fifth Sun.”
    > Mr. Barrios said the emerging era of the Fifth Sun will
    > call attention to a much-overlooked element. Whereas the
    > four traditional elements of earth, air, fire and water have
    > dominated various epochs in the past, there will be a fifth
    > element to reckon with in the time of the Fifth Sun: ether.
    > The dictionary defines ether as the rarefied element of the
    > Heavens. Ether is a medium. It permeates all space and
    > transmits waves of energy in a wide range of frequencies,
    > from cell phones to human auras.
    > What is “ethereal” is related to the regions
    > beyond earth: the Heavens. Ether, the element of the Fifth
    > Sun, is celestial and lacking in material substance, but is
    > no less real than wood, stone or flesh. “Within the
    > context of ether there can be a fusion of the
    > polarities,” Mr .Barrios said. “No more darkness
    > or light in the people, but an uplifted fusion.
    > But right now the realm of darkness is not interested in
    > this. They are organized to block it. They seek to unbalance
    > the Earth and its environment so we will be unready for the
    > alignment in 2012. We need to work together for peace, and
    > balance with the other side. We need to take care of the
    > Earth that feeds and shelters us. We need to put our entire
    > mind and heart into pursuing unity and fusion now, to
    > confront the other side and preserve life, to be ready for
    > this Moment in History.”
    > Mr. Barrios told his audiences in Santa Fe that we are at a
    > critical moment of world history. “We are
    > disturbed,” he said. “We can’t play anymore.
    > Our planet can be renewed or ravaged. Now is the time to
    > awaken and take action. Everyone is needed. You are not here
    > for no reason. Everyone who is here now has an important
    > purpose. This is a hard, but special time. We have the
    > opportunity for growth, but we must be ready for this moment
    > in history.”
    > Mr. Barrios offered a number of suggestions to help people
    > walk in balance through the years ahead. “The
    > prophesied changes are going to happen,” he said
    > “but our attitude and actions determine how harsh or
    > mild they are. We need to act, to make changes, and to elect
    > people to represent us who understand and who will take
    > political action to respect the earth. Meditation and
    > spiritual practice are good, but also action. It’s very
    > important to be clear about who you are, and also about your
    > relation to the Earth.
    > Develop yourself according to your own tradition and the
    > call of your heart. But remember to respect differences, and
    > strive for unity. Eat wisely. A lot of food is corrupt in
    > either subtle or gross ways. Pay attention to what you are
    > taking into your body. Learn to preserve food, and to
    > conserve energy. Learn some good breathing techniques, so
    > you have the mastery of your breath. Be clear. Follow a
    > tradition with great roots. It is not important what
    > tradition, your heart will tell you, but it must have great
    > roots. We live in a world of energy. An important task at
    > this time is to learn to sense or see the energy of everyone
    > and everything: people, plants, animals.
    > This becomes increasingly important as we draw close to the
    > World of the Fifth Sun, for it is associated with the
    > element ether – the realm where energy lives and weaves. Go
    > to the sacred places of the earth to pray for peace, and
    > have respect for the Earth which gives us our food,
    > clothing, and shelter. We need to reactivate the energy of
    > these sacred places. That is our work.
    > One simple but effective prayer technique is to light a
    > white or baby-blue colored candle. Think a moment in peace.
    > Speak your intention to the flame and send the light of it
    > on to the leaders who have the power to make war or peace.
    > We Have Work To Do.”
    > According to Mr. Barrios this is a crucially important
    > moment for humanity, and for earth. Each person is
    > important. If you have incarnated into this era, you have
    > spiritual work to do balancing the planet. He said the
    > elders have opened the doors so that other races can come to
    > the Mayan world to receive the tradition. The Maya have long
    > appreciated and respected that there are other colors, other
    > races, and other spiritual systems.
    > “They know,” he said, “that the destiny of
    > the Mayan world is related to the destiny of the whole
    > world. The greatest wisdom is in simplicity,” … .
    > “Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude,
    > forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real
    > knowledge is free. It’s encoded in your DNA. All you
    > need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the
    > beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your
    > way.”
    > Carlos Barrios is author of The Book of Destiny: Unlocking
    > the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012

    • avatar
      princey | 19 August 2010 at 11:11 am #

      Wow, I love this. I’m going to print it out and keep reading it until 2012.
      Bring on the World of the Fifth Sun!, at last, a positive outlook to the future. I can imagine sk taking the place of that elder in the mountain cave some day haha
      Thanks for this Kell 🙂

  13. avatar
    Name | 19 August 2010 at 4:43 am #

    “remember sweetheart… dogs go mad, people get angry… so I think you’re still on track.” advice from an aunt a long time ago; it still helps – still frustrating.

  14. Kraig
    Cosmos | 19 August 2010 at 5:17 am #

    Guess None of us will ever figure it out until we transfer over to the afterlife? Maybe then we’ll either figure it out or nothing happens at all. Myself is hoping for the first one.

    As Jack Kerouac said, “no-one, NO One knows what’s gonna happen to anyone except for the far long RAGS of growin’ old!”

  15. avatar
    cazziem | 19 August 2010 at 5:32 am #

    You sound like you need a good scream Mr K. I think there are quite a few people who can see what others need and try to help, and yet you can’t help those that don’t want to be helped, which is even more frustrating!

    I guess I’m one of them and don’t see to be able to put into words the frustration I feel when the horses are too stubborn to drink just because they feel I’m telling them to. What’s worse though is that I seem unable to sort my own problems out even though I generally know what to do.

    Well at least you know you’re not alone with your frustrations!

  16. avatar
    hellbound heart | 19 August 2010 at 6:25 am #

    acceptance is a bitch sometimes, isn’t it…..

    love always….

  17. avatar
    Violette | 19 August 2010 at 7:21 am #

    You know we’re all on here because we love you. I think we all want to tell you to hang on, for what it’s worth.

    • avatar
      princey | 19 August 2010 at 10:55 am #

      I second that emotion Violette

  18. avatar
    Jasperina | 19 August 2010 at 8:47 am #

    When we let go of everything our soul steps forth…

  19. avatar
    edd | 19 August 2010 at 8:50 am #

    I just wanna ask…When you do find the secret…are you gonna let us know?

  20. avatar
    Sundancer | 19 August 2010 at 9:03 am #

    Sometimes you just have to BE.

  21. avatar
    Jasperina | 19 August 2010 at 9:06 am #

    By the way…hey you look so pale… always loved that lyric. Fun to see you strutting the stage of dddddddddddddspicks and specks last night! ddddddddddddddd those d’s are my cat putting her paws on the keyboard!

  22. avatar
    simon | 19 August 2010 at 9:21 am #

    is alan brough merely posing to as a lover of music? i really get the feeling he doesn’t get it, at all – and hills is far too cutesy.

  23. avatar
    andy | 19 August 2010 at 10:01 am #

    nice to know i have finally become ‘someone’!

  24. avatar
    andy | 19 August 2010 at 10:02 am #

    a truly excellent entry in your journals though steve….

  25. avatar
    Ray Cruitt | 19 August 2010 at 10:16 am #

    At this point I usually listen to Lee Michael’s “Do You Know What I Mean” and I mean, really listen to it. The next day, things seem better.

  26. avatar
    mark griffith | 19 August 2010 at 10:46 am #

    rant and rave all you like…
    letting go always makes perfect sense…but like you said, easy to say…hard to do…
    one of the buddhism books i read a long time ago said the only thing you can control in any situation is yourself and how you react. i agree with that and try to be that way…but damn it…i want things to go how i want…and people to be like i want them to be. oh well…i’ll keep working on it…


  27. avatar
    princey | 19 August 2010 at 10:53 am #

    I wish I knew what to write to make you feel better sk, it makes me sad to know that you’re so frustrated and full of anger. Please don’t feel you’re alone, you have heaps of people that love you in the real world and cyber world (and that’s hundreds more than I’ll ever have in my lifetime!!!). I dunno what brings on happiness, so I ain’t gonna preach what I don’t know!! It seems you bring happiness to SO many people, but not many people bring happiness to you. You’re a hard nut to crack sk.
    Take care and love always,
    P.S. It was so nice to see your handsomeness on tv last night, you were so sweet and funny, especially singing from that dumb book! 🙂

  28. avatar
    Once | 19 August 2010 at 12:27 pm #

    I do believe you’re suicidal
    Think you’re the only one entitled?
    We hate ourselves, we crave the strange
    Nothing here will ever change.
    In this moment every sound
    Heard between the sky and ground
    Shrieks or whispers, life or death
    Your decision, every breath.
    Mindscape barren, lost the flow?
    Can’t forget what you don’t know
    Swirling right behind your eyes –
    Infinity to realize.

  29. avatar
    bite the bullet | 19 August 2010 at 1:13 pm #

    lets talk about recording geez! whats your favorite acoustic guitar these days? buffaloooooo fading off

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    Therese | 19 August 2010 at 2:19 pm #

    Hi sk,

    Don’t know if I can comment on ye new site, but giving it a try. Haven’t had time to read all your hard work properly yet, been busy lately, but glad the rehearing is coming along nicely, the play will be a real treat, bring it on!!!

    Good to c you last nite (wish it was in person) but u looked really good on the tele and u sang well, though it wasn’t long enough. Glad u were on the winning team, thought you would be with Miff & Dave, sure they were all really nice to u, hey you’re a legend. Now the 2 music shows r done & dusted maybe u can be a special guest host on Rave. Anyway, the stage is calling u, good luck with the studying.

    Peace & love

  31. avatar
    jcole | 19 August 2010 at 2:20 pm #

    “You possess only whatever will not be lost in a shipwreck.” – El-Ghazali

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    Anonymous | 19 August 2010 at 3:36 pm #

    An actual Mayan elder: Apolinario Chile Pixtun. He said recently he is tired of being bombarded with grotesque questions about the Mayan calendar running out on Dec. 21, 2012. A direct quote is: “I came back from England last year and, man, they had me fed up with this stuff.” I have a program’s notes (from the 70s) where he akins the 2012 then-current writings to the year 1000… everyone (Western Europe) was shocked that they woke up and were still there! (but some factions of the church made lots of money). Mr. Barrios’ first writing was in Spanish and is said to be more than a little different from his English translation. A few years ago, Mr. Barrios made a prediction of the population’s racial percentage shift in Northern America by the year 2013; which coincides with his “it’s not ending in 2012.”

    Mayan and Aztec histories and arts and religions were some of the most truly stunning to study (except for the sacrifices and stuff, but all religion holds fear and the rest; I understand that – it just personally creeps me out and I don’t get it). But recent times, with Hollywood and all… the actual Mayan elders are getting headaches, I am sure. Maybe Mr. Barrios’ current version will help them. Hope so. (I’ve heard teachers in Latin America are requesting copies of his English translation to be translated back to Spanish, so that they can have the more positive writing… poor kids — they are getting scared!)

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    homer | 19 August 2010 at 4:47 pm #

    Nice work on the TV last night Killa. Do you and Mr Ricky have any plans to do any more gigs??

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    lily was here | 19 August 2010 at 4:58 pm #

    Here’s a video link to watch Spicks n Specks episode from last night but sadly might not be available to overseas viewers?

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      lisa | 19 August 2010 at 9:38 pm #

      Thanks for the link lily– you’re right though, it won’t let me watch the show here in New York. Does anyone know how I could see it here? I’d love to.

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        Lara | 19 August 2010 at 11:26 pm #

        Yeah, we in the non-Australian world are barred from viewing (some copyright issue–hmph). How will your nation ever take over the world if you don’t globalize your TV? 🙂

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        Cecilia | 20 August 2010 at 1:39 am #

        I’d like to view too! For the time being (ha, ha) Aussies only.

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    Melissa | 19 August 2010 at 7:21 pm #

    “we either make ourselves happy or miserable. the amount of work is the same.” carlos castaneda

    now there’s a good one to remember :)) i like the quote section of your new bloggy!

    Hope it’s not so freezing in Melby when it’s time for your visit .. better pack a few winter woollies just incase!!! Can’t wait for your show(s) and catching up with some friends and fiends .. need the cheer-up!

    take care sk x

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    Lee Spencer | 19 August 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    I’m enjoying your blogs Steve, nice job on Spicks n Specks last night, WHEN ya bringing the CHURCH to Melbourne bro? ….. or if ya keen I can arrange a full house for an acoustic set at a lovely Victorian country venue, when you blokes are next in this part of the world …..beers, dinner and nice accomodation included.

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    Karen | 19 August 2010 at 9:25 pm #

    Thanks for posting the spicks & specks link Lily (K) missed it doing that thing to pay the bills last eve ..I find that show irritating the only saving grace “olde steveo” Id rather rockwizz personally

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      lily was here | 20 August 2010 at 12:03 am #

      You’re welcome K. Yes Spicks always seems the immature younger brother of Rockwiz. The way the show ends often annoys me. SK you were warm and charming x
      ps everyone o/s will get to see it soon, one way or another

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    Richard | 19 August 2010 at 9:53 pm #

    why though?
    why not take it all in instead?
    or is that the same thing?
    and that stuff yesterday about stopping being alive
    about the evidence of our existence fading until we’re unremembered
    but is it really something to be gloomy about?
    what the fuck is death anyway?
    the opposite of life?
    do we look back in dread at the time before we were born?
    when we were every bit as non-existent, and infinitely more invisible?
    I dunno Steve, maybe I’m just in a life-half-full sort of mood

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    lily was here | 20 August 2010 at 12:33 am #
    A small unseen snippet from last night’s tv show

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    DavidP | 20 August 2010 at 12:57 am #

    Faith receives, love gives
    Love never calls something its own
    maybe we dont have to go to the void empty handed
    maybe its never too late to learn
    we cant control or change other people
    sadly we cant help those who dont want to be helped
    cos our good intentions and actions to do so need to be meet half way by the other party
    letting go of attachments & negativity is good
    cutting from the root is better
    it cant ever revive then and come back n bite cha
    the real eternal you, awakened, is what’ll be left
    in the heated moment just relax, watch, and pray and keep relaxing
    that’ll keep you centred, calm, clear
    and off the pendulum swing between pleasure and pain
    yeah, easy to say all this, i know its much harder to do
    but yeah, think of the consequences otherwise
    draw the sword and decapitate the ego, slay the dragon
    store up your treasures in heaven cos you’ll take that with you into the void
    “Watch and Pray was the heritage left by Christ for the courageous.
    Watch is to do everything awakened; pray is a feeling of ardent yearning to be one with the Being.
    However, he who prays and watches, even though they do it in an imperfect way, will receive generous help and he will learn to receive generously as well…
    The help is in the Here and it is Now.”
    – an excerpt from the book The Flight of the Feathered Serpent by Armando Cosani –


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    Ellen | 20 August 2010 at 1:27 am #

    A couple of Abe Lincoln quotes come to mind:

    “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.”

    “Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.”

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    Cecilia | 20 August 2010 at 1:43 am #

    When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
    — Lao Tzu

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    innerspacepilot | 20 August 2010 at 3:09 am #

    Let go. Die. Then live again. You gotta get in to get out. Even after Enlightenment we wake up tomorrow, look out of the same window, see the same image in the mirror. What changed……?
    What we are looking for is what is looking.
    The show must go on the showman says, but who`s watching the show and plays in it???? I guess Shakespeare was right; the world is a stage and we play our parts as persons (the word person comes from the masks that were used in ancient Greek-Roman theatre) and in the end the curtain falls – who are we then?

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    Mike | 20 August 2010 at 6:07 am #

    Steve, this entry is just what I needed to hear. “intentions were good but results were bad”. Seems to describe my life right now. Worked so hard to get “here” only to find that here is nowhere. And all that time and energy I spent, why did I bother? I’ve had some good times along the way. I had some big highs. Some of them were fake… I thought I was doing great but really I wasn’t. What can that mean? Could it meant that even what we think we are feeling might not mean what it feels like? All my plans are coming undone. The only thing is to let it go. Have a drink, have a smoke. You got to smile…

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    Honeysuckle | 7 July 2011 at 5:28 am #

    Gosh, I wish I would have had that infoarmiotn earlier!

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