posted on June 11, 2007 at 3:34 am

was gonna write something goode for a change
but i thought nah
i’ll just givem more of the same olde tripe
the olde guff and baloney
the meaningless dribble couched in embarrassing 4th form poetry
the pseudo oriental poppycock
half digested buddhist hippy nonsense
the bragging and whining
the “oh poor me but arent i great”?
you know
(groaning fiendss:yeah we know)
all that rambling vague bullshit about the sea n the sky
all that rose tinted schmaltzy nostalgiarama
about bass playing or painting…puh-leeze..
yeah yeah
ah whatever….
all that stuff
all that jive
all that whatchamacallit
yeah you got it now
slapdash impressionistic hoo ha
i mean real slapdash impressionistic hoo ha
and sillie spellingz or archaic words like lute
or family schmamily yawn it ups
all the kids with cute nicknames like
and jumper
a loopy olde guy in the daddy bizness
with five fiery fillies
starring ttb as nevets yeblik
this week
hilarity ensues as aussie surfer kids
drop round to date the twillies
yeblik is not handling the prospective suitors well
and baby jumper has just learned her first swear word
then the twillies switch identities to avoid being grounded
meanwhile yeblik is speaking at a prose festival
and the the doodles have doodled all over his prose
one of the doodles fish has babies…
one that the doodles had considered a boy
in a heartwarming and yet ribticklin’ funny scene
yeblik gives the doodles a talk about the birds n bees n…fish
baby jumper swallows the twillies nano
nk starts to pronounce tomato as tomahto
until her dad arrives from u.s.
doodles get a pet rabbit which gets caught in dishwasher
and a visit to vet (cameo by russell crowe)
today ive had hummous n tomato bagels
and tacquitos with guac
some sweets
fiji water
walked along the beach
storm has abated
will write

44 Responses to “uptake”

  1. avatar
    questioning mind | 11 June 2007 at 7:24 am #

    Why does this post say 1.34pm when it’s 5.34pm before it actually surfaces on blogger?

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 June 2007 at 7:39 am #

    if you see a little bunny…..and his nose is very runny…..dont think its funny…….coz it snot……..genx xxxxxx

  3. avatar
    fantasticandy | 11 June 2007 at 8:02 am #

    i actually really liked this little ‘ramble’ rather a lot.
    it brought a smile to my grizzeled olde face.

  4. avatar
    eek | 11 June 2007 at 8:10 am #

    and baby jumper has just learned her first swear word

    What do you want to bet it’s going to be “fuck!”? She is her daddy’s girl after all. 😉

    And I think with the twillies there for a year you are going to get a lot of use out of the “just what do you have planned for my daughter?” look the pic of you with Elli in Sweden earlier this year showed so well. On the bright side it will be great blog fodder. 🙂


    if you see a little bunny…..and his nose is very runny…..dont think its funny…….coz it snot……..genx xxxxxx

    lol! That made me laugh!

  5. avatar
    mattdavison | 11 June 2007 at 9:14 am #

    I gotta say..a nice refreshing little tipple.
    That one was, it was————

    talked to kurt… nice druid.


  6. avatar
    relic | 11 June 2007 at 9:49 am #

    QM 5:24 post.

    That’s because it’s posted in australian time.

  7. avatar
    Symon | 11 June 2007 at 9:54 am #

    SK…Just another day in a normal, busy, chaotic, children filled household….its nice to hear that it’s the same (well not exactly the same but you know what I mean)at your place as it is at my place.

    hope the mother and babies are doing well !!!

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 June 2007 at 10:24 am #

    my child’s first swear-word was ‘crap’ which is rather mild in the big scheme of things…she gave her first prepared speech in class the other day…it was about the ‘people’ she loves…grandma and grandpa…their dog….our dog…unfortunately poor ol’ ma and pa don’t rate a mention in it…never mind…she calls herself our angel…such is life with a small child…they’re such funny creatures, aren’t they…
    -The Hellbound Heart

  9. avatar
    glad I'm not a dad | 11 June 2007 at 11:25 am #

    Man, I would hate to be the father of teenage daughters – imagine some worthless oik just itching to do to them what you did to teenage girls when you were that age…kripes!

  10. avatar
    questioning mind | 11 June 2007 at 11:32 am #

    I’m in Australia.

    So that does not answer my question.

  11. avatar
    eek | 11 June 2007 at 11:47 am #

    Unless you manually update it, the time you start writing your blog entry is the time that will show up. So if you start a blog, have to leave it for a while before you can finish, and don’t update the time, it will still show the starting time. And if you are really slow (and don’t bother to update), it can even show a different date.

  12. avatar
    don joe | 11 June 2007 at 12:39 pm #

    Brilliant and as off the cuff as ever..
    Sorry Steve, no matter how hard you try to “dumb down n dirty” what u do, u still manage to add that essence that keeps me coming back for more..gotta hand it to you. Genius like it or lump it..and of course, tis my opinion and mine only so you can want it or take it with a grain of salt. But I give it to you as truth through my eyes. That is all.

    Enjoy it…you deserve it:)

    don joe

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 June 2007 at 1:08 pm #

    was your muse so vulnerable when naked?was your muse givin sweet lustrous song?she has always been there with you,yes?….shelay before you,her own muse,yes?your museloves you unconditionally….she is the dancer of sacred dances,in the temple…..she is the one with whom you were forbidden to speak…she is the one who was lost in the shallow end…down,down,remember……and,i know shes living there…she loves you to this day… precious one!she remembers…………….

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 June 2007 at 1:23 pm #

    Know thyself, they say…it’s refreshing that you do…having said that, keep producing that tripe for us, please.

  15. avatar
    John Garratt | 11 June 2007 at 1:28 pm #

    “and baby jumper has just learned her first swear word”

    And it was………?

  16. avatar
    restaurant mark | 11 June 2007 at 2:10 pm #

    been out of town for a week on work…blahhh…rather it be vacation…soon though…soon. have a lot of catch up reading to do. guess i’ll get to it. did get to catch the black rebel motorcycle show in atlanta on the way back home from my job, met up with my wife and got to hang out with anthony and olivia. great show and great company.
    take care.

  17. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 11 June 2007 at 2:53 pm #

    I’m glad that the fishes in your abode happily multiply as opposed to being inhumanely fried in a kitchen stove.

  18. avatar
    veleska1970 | 11 June 2007 at 3:22 pm #

    a bunny in the dishwasher? ouch. my daughter, when she was 4, decided to give her goldfish a bath one day. she caught him in his tank, despite his slipperiness, and placed him under the running tap and soaped him down really well with dish soap. so we ended up with a really spic-n-span dead fish.

    “then the twillies switch identities to avoid being grounded”
    that’s funny~~but as usual, teenagers don’t think things through. they don’t realize that the solution to this problem would be to gound both of them. always better to just come clean, anyway.


  19. avatar
    davem | 11 June 2007 at 4:40 pm #

    I love the whatchamacallit!

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 June 2007 at 5:17 pm #

    Am i still alive? is this day or night? take care of the familial… D*Tx.

  21. avatar
    knot | 11 June 2007 at 5:58 pm #

    fish breed insurgency

  22. avatar
    Ansible Jon | 11 June 2007 at 6:19 pm #

    friend of mine has a teenage boy and a teenage girl. (i have one of each (or they have me…whatever) but they are 5 and 3.)
    he says of his teenage kids, with the girl, you stay up at night worrying someone is going to hurt them. with the boy, you stay up worrying he’s going to kill himself doing something stoopid.

    i plan on putting mine in the cryonic freezer for a few years on their next birthdays…

  23. avatar
    Thelonious | 11 June 2007 at 8:28 pm #


  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 June 2007 at 8:34 pm #

    hi sk

    loved your
    blogg today
    i’ve missed you

    been a bit
    out of touch …
    no bloggy time

    went on
    a very cool
    rocky mountain
    overnight fieldtrip
    with my daughter, laura
    and 40 something
    of her dearest 5th
    grade friends for
    their elementary
    school finale!

    beautiful time
    felt privileged to
    be one of a few
    parents along
    for the ride

    on this one
    gorgeous 3 1/2
    hour hike
    i was singing
    some of your
    lovely songs
    to myself

    i wondered …
    can sk feel/hear me
    in some way
    getting into
    this song
    here a million
    miles away

    must be wild to
    think that people
    all over the entire
    universe are humming/
    your songs

    lots of love

  25. avatar
    ~ | 11 June 2007 at 8:46 pm #

    no ah, this is all good
    prose of biblical proportions
    sea and sky musings
    bring the storm in through our
    in the clearing what has washed upon the shore
    of daily living
    if that fish had been a seahorse…

    peace and love to all
    in all weather and
    while doing the dishes


  26. avatar
    kat | 11 June 2007 at 9:01 pm #


    sounds like fun… (ya right) or stuff that happens in my family..


  27. avatar
    JJ | 11 June 2007 at 9:07 pm #

    Got back from week in Mexico Sat, I had some fine guacamole in los restaurantes every day – love that stuff, and actual vine-ripened tomahtoes rather than the thick-skinned shippable corporate species. And Yeager at Club 1910 in San Carlos with Mexican band doing covers of Doors, Creedence, Oasis, Santana – but (sigh) no Church. Funny hearing the mexican singer feigning a Brit accent. iPod with noise-cancelling headphones was my savior for trip back…..ah, “Maya” and “Kept Everything” echoing in my head now as I leave work…mornings and days paraded through space and stripped of all their meaning….

    We have a house bunny – he’s a character. Roams all over, loves blueberries and pears.

    It’s not tripe, never will be; that’s the voice of the self-critic in ye. I enjoy the little vignettes as much as the pomes and stories. Catching up on 3 day’s worth now. Rain beginning to fall on a parched southeast landscape here – much needed. Send us an antipodean storm.

  28. avatar
    12str | 11 June 2007 at 10:43 pm #

    SLAPDASH IMPRESSIONISTIC HOO HA!! thats going to be the name of my new band!

    coming home from work…sour like a lemon….pissed off…nothing left to smoke…girlfriends time of the month…despair!!

    then i read this!!

    thanks man!


  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 June 2007 at 11:50 pm #

    Oh don’t say that sk about your blog sk, no it’s NOT crap that you write. What’s that Elton john song….”don’t go changin’, to try and please me/us…….I/we love you just the way you arrrrrrre” 🙂
    Love always,

  30. avatar
    steve kilbey | 12 June 2007 at 12:34 am #

    its billy joel actually

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 June 2007 at 12:45 am #

    You’re here early today killa.

    Any chance we could go back to the early morning (Aust. time) blogs?

    I fear this blogging is becoming a chore for you, and with all chores comes an element of procrastination…do you put off the blogging until late in the afternoon because you fell less enthused about it than you once did?


  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 June 2007 at 1:06 am #

    Oh ok-ay, I hate it too, I was just trying to be um, whatchamacallit…..funny!
    I still love you just the way you are though! Ha

  33. avatar
    12str | 12 June 2007 at 1:14 am #

    show off!!

  34. avatar
    12str | 12 June 2007 at 1:15 am #


  35. avatar
    12str | 12 June 2007 at 1:28 am #

    street hassle……lou reed…..its a good song….

  36. avatar
    12str | 12 June 2007 at 1:46 am #

    fall to pieces…..velvet revolver..another gooooood one!

  37. avatar
    Matt Davyddson | 12 June 2007 at 2:31 am #

    Yeah I’ve been wondering why Killer was now on “late shift” with his Blog?

  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 June 2007 at 3:16 am #

    “i know
    u never
    it this way”

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 June 2007 at 3:26 am #

    youre so right!fuck it then.

  40. avatar
    keve stilbey | 12 June 2007 at 3:51 am #

    ahhh… fuk blogging. you need the music my friend!

  41. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 June 2007 at 4:47 am #

    some of us have it all……..others dont? x

  42. avatar
    sharka, oregon | 12 June 2007 at 4:59 am #

    I’m gunna write a post about the 25,000 Kilbeys!

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 June 2007 at 5:58 am #

    its ashame that we cant actually hear you speaking here…..the inflection of the voice {sometimes}cant be written…….love…as always genx xxxxxxxxx

  44. avatar
    ~ | 12 June 2007 at 6:50 am #

    ya know druid,
    for a self professed professor of despising schmaltz…
    …ya sure do kick that word around a lot
    goal, post?
    risking everything to live authentically
    even when it causes you great suffering
    and leads you down the wrong road to the right path
    look at your feet (in sythn blunnies, bless your veggie sole! ha ha)
    and thank them
    for italia, brazil,anartica(surely I mispelled this)
    bringing the hippy nonsense and sensibility
    to blog fiends all over


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