posted on March 3, 2007 at 7:01 am

in a dry n dusty landscape
in the bush
a beautiful little theatre
lovely gig
lovely night
stay in a bed b breakfast place
the only ones there
long cool verandahs stretching round corners
time stretches into the past
a hard slog
now as then
little rain
today we drive to geelong
a nice theatre 3 quarters sold out
must be brief my darlingss though
big long post soon
i promise

35 Responses to “victorian rural”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 March 2007 at 8:01 am #

    (get a digicam)

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    damien | 3 March 2007 at 8:16 am #

    Sounds idyllic, Steve.

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    fantasticandy | 3 March 2007 at 8:59 am #

    if there were any real justice in the world it would be be sold out ten times over.

    andy L.

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    davem | 3 March 2007 at 9:20 am #

    Let’s hope with pay on the door it does sell out.
    The worlds greatest rock band.

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    fantasticandy | 3 March 2007 at 9:24 am #

    i just read some of the later comments from yesterday.
    what is going on with you people?
    theres a lot of love in this place,
    can’t you feel it? feel the warmth
    emanating from your pc.
    remember this quote from sk(my favorite ever so i’ll qute it yet again):’i am the warlock of rock with a hole in each sock’
    the band are ‘druids’
    and you dear readers are ‘muggles’
    it’s called humor!
    less paranoia,more bonhomie.

    have a nice day,
    andy L.

  6. avatar
    Leelinau | 3 March 2007 at 9:47 am #

    \/erandas rawk


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    Anonymous | 3 March 2007 at 10:29 am #

    Seeing you after the show was worth the 4 hour drive sk.
    Love you always,

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    Samosanx | 3 March 2007 at 11:28 am #

    As Veleska1970 asked recently, where is ((‘{~_~}’))?

    You okay Koala Girl?

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    MAVE | 3 March 2007 at 11:30 am #

    Hey SK

    Loved the set at Manchester Lane on Thursdy night. The perfect smorgasbord of some of my personal fave numbers.

    And Graham Lee on pedal… a delicious icing on the cake.

    Plus a lovely surprise!
    Hounds of Love, bravo.
    A magical interpretation.
    Would love to have it on disk someday…. perhaps an EP bonus track??

    As for the Castlemaine gig… t’was a sheer pleasure to experience the band out of the big smoke! For me, a different flavour to the Melby, Sydley, Adel-aid gigs I’ve spoiled myself with.

    Loved the “Victorian rural” feel of the night. Loved the croaky-voice wildebeest. The dancer in the saucy dress. The roadie’s fluster. The SK patter. The balmy air. Even the capsicum & eggplant main course.

    Oh and 3 bonus numbers with GB3!
    Including Holiday with PN.
    Again, just beautiful.

    Geelong tonight. We Victorians feel privileged by the triple billings (not to mention the recent winery gigs).

    Not looking forward to the emptiness of waiting for the next tour.

    Still revelling in the resonance of Grind…


    p.s. Thank you.


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    isolde | 3 March 2007 at 12:00 pm #

    night so soft
    moon so full
    sea so calm
    post so short
    gee so long
    love so song

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    Daberhasher | 3 March 2007 at 12:44 pm #

    i can wait, i know how to wait…

    sounds like a loverly stretch
    o’ country to be traipsing about…

    a fresh crystalline blanket of snow
    is our lot from the storm that brought so much grief down restaurant mark’s way… i’ll take that… glad to hear he’s alright, in like a lion, eh???

    it is so beautiful outside right now,
    gotta go get the snowshoes on, then the skis, then the sleds… if me lazy little kiddies ever get up!!!
    good god, 40 year old daddy stayed out till after dark perfectin’ the sled luge track, in the heart of the storm no less, and they wanna watch spongebob… oh, they got a surprise waiting for them… and i have a driveway to clear waiting for me, so i must dillywag no longer… i have a trip to Neptune to take later….

    aloha and good times,


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    veleska1970 | 3 March 2007 at 1:34 pm #

    only 3/4’s?? it should be sold out with about 10,000 others banging the door down to get in. that just ain’t right.

    “must be brief my darlingss though”
    hey~~i’m happy with just one word. you always take the time to write and we appreciate it.

    knock ’em dead at geelong, killa. 🙂

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    Anonymous | 3 March 2007 at 2:15 pm #

    wish you were here, olde bean

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    restaurant mark | 3 March 2007 at 2:17 pm #

    have a great show man…take care and don’t forget to rock! ; )

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    JJ | 3 March 2007 at 2:34 pm #

    Nice scene that you painted SK, I could almost see it through my mind’s eye….a parched landscape crying for rain, “time stretches into the past,” a lost highway. Hope the show in Geelong (interesting name) elevates all in attendance.

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    CSTCoach | 3 March 2007 at 2:38 pm #

    safe travels, druid. knock em into other worlds.


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    mime | 3 March 2007 at 2:43 pm #

    EMS arrived yesterday together with Freaky conclusions. I know what i’ll be doing this week-end (!)

    Loved yesterday’s blogge so much. it somehow reminded me of Dos Passos’ USA. But i fear that doesn’t make any sense…

  18. avatar
    nickfiction | 3 March 2007 at 3:18 pm #

    cool as usual

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    Anonymous | 3 March 2007 at 3:24 pm #

    Brought two of my daughters along. They loved it too. We enjoyed your performance, up close and intimate.
    Another generation of fans.
    (We don’t all talk like that here.)

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    Anonymous | 3 March 2007 at 4:26 pm #

    MIMESIS is very cool.Nice job, Man..Its innarestin how when i hear something cool, and new, it inspires me to use my own muse and invention. For instance~ the voice-overs…remind me to do my own narrative stuff across abstract and electronic tracks- or whatever sound i’ve got piled up… that hasnt been, uh , finished…and its sumthing ive done plenty of..but it seems i lost the impetus a bit…and thats too bad, cuz Im actually pretty fair with words and i dont create with em enough, anymore…but when i hear cool shit done right like Mimesis, it puts me back on track to surrealism$…and freedom! to not have to sing, know? Thanks for the posting. Dee in TX.

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    Anonymous | 3 March 2007 at 4:35 pm #

    no identity
    just a serpent in the dust
    trace out the letters
    one begins with s

    thank you

  22. avatar
    kat | 3 March 2007 at 5:28 pm #

    space rock rules ;] do it do it!!

  23. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 3 March 2007 at 6:23 pm #

    don’t worry bout posting, just keep on truckin’…

  24. avatar
    eek | 3 March 2007 at 6:42 pm #

    What a lovely little post, SK. Very vivid.

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    eek | 3 March 2007 at 7:12 pm #

    Andy L. — about yesterday — when SK can remember the problems and hassles he had at bully high 35 or so years ago, it’s not much of a stretch to think that a reader with a similar and most likely much more recent experience would react to a word she’d had used against her in a derogatory way. It wasn’t a lack of a sense of humour, but rather a misunderstanding which has been cleared up.

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    stealthblue | 3 March 2007 at 8:36 pm #

    Have a righteous show. Safe travels to you guys. Thanks for the tidbit.
    Ben V.

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    Anonymous | 3 March 2007 at 9:10 pm #

    You band is called ‘The Church’, you have what appears to be a self-portrait called ‘Jesus in Bondi’ – have you never of VANITY?

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    Sunshine | 3 March 2007 at 9:55 pm #

    it’s amazing how admirably dedicated you are to your “blogge” and readers. I loved yesterday’s entry, but couldn’t figure out the right words to respond with. I can hear your voice in my head when I read these entries, and that last one was phrased in such a lovely way. If you wanted to, I’d let you read me “War & Peace.” (Wouldn’t that be a party?)

    Anyway, just wanted to say thanks and wish packed houses and enthusiastic audiences to you.

    Oh, and Mimesis – I am really looking forward to that!


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    Tim | 3 March 2007 at 10:16 pm #

    Thankful for the short posts as well!


  30. avatar
    mattdavison | 3 March 2007 at 11:36 pm #

    What’s going on…????

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    Anonymous | 4 March 2007 at 12:31 am #

    Wow, I just heard the Mimesis teaser on myspace, it’s fantastic! April’s not too far away I suppose, I cant wait, but why is there only 6 songs listed????! I thought you said it was going to be a double album? But I’m happy to hear ANYTHING!! (as you know ha ha)
    Hope Geelong was a corker!
    Love always,

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    Grant | 4 March 2007 at 4:09 am #

    A corker it was! Am I allowed to say that the Geelong show was much better than the Castlemaine one?

    Thanks for bringing the Rokk to the regional outlands, SK, much appreciated. Looking forward to the next Geelong show…in 2032!

    I ended up in Corio
    And now I cry-o
    Over you…
    In your white and blue…


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    Linea | 4 March 2007 at 6:16 am #

    SK you rock in so many ways!
    Can’t wait for my mimesis
    Can’t wait for my mimesis
    Can’t wait…


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    fantasticandy | 4 March 2007 at 7:03 am #

    it’s becoming impossible to keep the peace on here!
    totally harmless comments are being misconstrued all the time.
    THIS is what paranoia is.
    wev’e all been dissed by ignorant folk at sometime or other, i know the score.
    i was trying to reassure folk on the warzone that this is becoming
    that the last thing they can ever expect from sk is mindless bigotry!
    i don’t mean to offend anyone ever,
    much love to all,
    andy L.

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    Anonymous | 4 March 2007 at 8:43 am #

    I can’t stop listening to “Matthew sends his r….” mmmmm that dreamy voice of yours…. Only you sk, could get away with putting Woolongong into a song and make it sound soooo sexy…you really ARE a genius!!!

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