posted on January 12, 2010 at 8:38 am

oh silver delicious evening
sublime harbour beach swim swim
like antipodean mediterranean afternoon
like julius seizer himself might march from the waves
like i am back in blessed malta
like i am back in the holy streets of tyre
like i stroll upon the sea of gally lee
oh i pour good wishes on everyone
oh i am everyone else all at once
the old and the young
my consciousness is spread throughout the people
of course none of this is strictly true
but sudden joy pierce guy like me
like im on the verge
like im on the threshold
like im on caffeine or cocaine
in the water the vague shadows of fish
a cotton wool warm mist comes down on the harbour
the droplets zing in my earrings
i see a geezer i know who talks to me
i cant concentrate the sunlight fighting thru cloud
we walk back to the car
ha ha i am good natured papa
where is my child
i say laughing
where is my human child…?
here here here ! squeals little chubby scarlet
running along in her iridescent pink bikini bottoms
tibor in pale gold waits for us like an obedient beast
he starts first time
soon me n my gals are cruising in a slipstream thru the streets
we listen to old classic radio
we curve n sway n rock n roll
n the golden beast serves us well
quietly flying on its rubbery wings steel reinforced
i got no shirt n my hair is still wet
we roll the windows down down down
earlier today i hit surry hills
n jorden brebachs orange room
for some work on something german
see you soon a ha

20 Responses to “vespers and jesters”

  1. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 12 January 2010 at 9:55 am #

    ….and life is good, yes?
    loved yesterday as well….
    love always……

  2. avatar
    princey | 12 January 2010 at 10:19 am #

    Liking the mood here, keep it up!
    love amanda

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    Anonymous | 12 January 2010 at 10:21 am #

    my favourite Guy Pearce snippet is from Priscilla Queen of the Desert:"theres two things i dont loike aboutchoo Felicia!yer face ." life is good for some,at others expense still huh.

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    Ross C | 12 January 2010 at 11:30 am #

    No one else can quite combine Phonecian Tyre with a modern Golden Mechanical Steed… (another) nice – and ves'pral – Gitanjalic offering.

  5. avatar
    gavgams | 12 January 2010 at 1:22 pm #

    Hey Princey,
    You don't seem to have a blog so just a little note here.
    I think I looked on your profile to see what other bands you like (apart from numero uno's and being a person of impeccable taste, of course …) and saw: The Sometimes…. Well I used to know your brother a bit through music…. even went to his gig and bought the disc (Mr Bastard on it..)). But mainly cuz I played with Madge and Jamie for a goodsome ten years. Small world?

    Steve, I love your pleasure in the Tibor. Reminds me of one of my favourites of your great lyrics: "Gorgeous machines, In a Century Of Wonder". People forget what an amazing thing our world is. Appreciate it now, because it ain't going to go on forever.

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    matthew | 12 January 2010 at 1:41 pm #

    Hey Steve, that old lady on the cover of the Jack Frost album? I'm convinced she's still alive and living 2 streets down from me; lately I stroll to the O'Connor shops just after the ferocious sun slips behind Black Mountain… and she's there! Still wrapped up in that scarf, (in this heat!) and doing gardening in extreme elderly slo-mo with walking stick in hand.

    Thought you should know.

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 January 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    can't wait to hear yer German work!
    cheers from Germany

  8. avatar
    glynnisjohns | 12 January 2010 at 6:08 pm #

    This german thing you speak of…
    It's krauty and groovy yes?
    Four on the floor motorik?
    Perhaps this has been alluded to by the TB in the past yes?
    Playing on ze house speakers before ze shows.

    Give us ze information kilbey!
    We have ways of making you talk-talk!


  9. avatar
    knot | 12 January 2010 at 7:04 pm #

    thank you for a spoon full of summer

  10. avatar
    andychrist | 12 January 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    The only words or art that come even close to touching my spirit and senses in such a fascinating, indescribable way as yours is The Cocteau Twins….
    Haunting Ethereal Beauty……….

  11. avatar
    Freddie | 12 January 2010 at 8:31 pm #

    Ah, was a good day then! 🙂

  12. avatar
    davem | 12 January 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    Put yer effing shirt on killer, you'll catch your death. That's if the sharks don't get you first. I just worry you know – stick to the pool.

    I can just see andy salivating at you recording something german!!

    Love to all. More bleedin' snow on the way for us. I can't begin to imagine why you're so reluctant to come here sk!! On the plus side it was my old mans 75th birthday and the ideal excuse to get some nosh from the vegetarian indian ressie up the road. Just to fend off the cold.

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    veleska1970 | 12 January 2010 at 10:35 pm #

    ah, the joys of summer. i'm glad you're enjoying swim time with your girls.

    "…for some work on something german"
    can't wait to see what.

    lotza love…..

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    cazziem | 12 January 2010 at 11:09 pm #

    Only the most miserable person on the planet could read today’s blog and not be smiling by the time they reach the end of it. So good to hear your yolk of a car seems to be turning into the golden egg after all, but best not to dwell here and tempt fate! Only you could follow the line ‘ha ha i am good natured papa’ with the line ‘where is my child’ and not make it sound anything but – found this bit very amusing.

    Something in German eh? Is this a clue to a European venue??

  15. avatar
    princey | 12 January 2010 at 11:41 pm #

    Hey gavgams, so does this mean I have to be nice to you now haha!!!! A small world indeedy, I'm seeing Pete tonight, so I'll send him a cheerio and find out who the real gavgams is:)

    Hi sk, cant wait to see The Church in Castlemaine, love that place!
    love Amanda

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    fantasticandy | 12 January 2010 at 11:47 pm #


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    Anonymous | 13 January 2010 at 1:05 am #

    Sounds like your sled in running good!!!!! I cold use some of that warm weather here in New England. Piling wood into the wood stove is getting old and cold.

    You seem to really be enjoying your time with your kids…..they grow up so quick.

    Surfs up dude.


  18. avatar
    melissa | 13 January 2010 at 7:33 am #

    like Amanda, I'm excited about the Castlemaine show toooo .. haven't been there before, but so looking forward to it now having booked the tix earlier on today. How lucky are we!

    aand, they've got vegan burger on the menu too! very good 🙂


  19. avatar
    fandorin | 13 January 2010 at 9:08 am #

    iff yoo neet a prönuntziyayshen coatch (for ze genyooine Amon Düül lankwitch floarw), yoo know hoom to ask?

    Just läst veek ven I hört Amon's "Sleepwalkers Timeless Britch", i sought off ze Tschörtsch…

    Viz luff from ze länt of Goethe, Fricke, Neu! and Modern Torking

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    m.p.k | 13 January 2010 at 9:05 pm #

    maybe one day I can be the jester for you sk, i can juggle 5 torches no problem, used to do street shows in europe with this stuff

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