posted on July 4, 2006 at 4:43 am

i mean
thats more like it….
64 comments last time i checked
and growing
(not really but its a good word to use in a blogg)
but wow
thanks for all your comments
i gott it thru my thick skull n thin skin
some of you read
and dont comment
and vice versa
and anyway
thanks again
aww im blushing
thanks for caring
thanks for your kind encouragements
what would i do etc
enuff of all that

the doodles have a new game
i ask
would you rather have a thousand dollars each to spend
in a toy store
stand in a damp hole in the ground for an hour
and they say the toy store!!
and i say
oh really?
well that really surprises me…

thats it
thats the game
of course the questions have to change every time
would you rather have a holiday on a tropical island with swimming pools
and palm trees
a kick in the bum quite hard

although the doodles dont really understand it
this is a kinda philosophical exercise in
da-da or something
they can dig it at a sub-conscious level
the bizarre futility of the human n rat race
we all want good things naturally
but ya look around and it aint all good
i dunno
im just a singer in a rocknroll band
what would you rather have
a peaceful little planet
another fucking war??

who aint gonna say
peaceful little planet?
but theres always a hundred wars going on
at any given time
a. commentor says he thinks im naive
yes i am
thats what you gotta like about me
(i guess)

im just not smart enuff to understand “war”

in other breaking news
i watched (most of) the brothers grim movie lassanite
and let me despatch it with one word
load of olde codswallop too
you cant get a good movie outta the bros grimm?????
whats the matter with hollywood?
cant they see the puerile tripe theyre putting out
is pathetic
in its ambition
and realisation
we also watched the emperor penguin movie..
which one was leath hedger…
the one that gets eaten by the seal?
no its all mixed up now….
but have to call it
penguins 1
matty daemon nil

took a lovely walk with the doodles
round the dover heights area just now
jesus some people are living it large
amazing huge houses poised at the edge of the land
glass n chrome n skylights n balconies n swimming pooles
i wanna go “straight”
if i can live in some of these joints
people say
oh dont go “straight” sk
you think theyd even have me?
to do what?
im good for nothing
i cant concentrate
no people skills
my drivers licence says the wrong address
whos gonna employ me?
whos gonna get me a palatial mansion
in some leafy avenue with a billiard room n sundeck?
i mean im pretty good at stapling bits of paper together
and going round n round in office swivel chairs
and i know my way round a bulldog clip too
and im handy for nipping down the shops
and buying everybody a coffee
(if you dont mind waiting a little longer….)
id get a hair cut
shave off my beerd
i’d go jogging at lunchtime with the boys
oh sk your “straightdom” is only a dream
back to yer hippy pad and all its accoutrements

and the questions
ive lost most of them
ive really bungled the whole thing
but i have an idea
if on say july 7 you all ask yer questions on that day
i being of sound mind (unlikely)
will answer them on the following day
which should be the 8th
i will print em out
and answer em one by one
in the order they come in
hows that
please feel free to re ask
or ask a new one
if the answers are abstract
they will have abstract answers
you gett the idea now dont ya?
johhnnie garrotte
bon bum
pubic serve -ant
ra ra
the queen
the mudman
the nz boys
(send me a fucking painting then…..)
the guys who are no longer here cos i dont like guns n wars
(or guns n roses)
the middle aged groopies
the underage roadies
the problematic toddlers
the eschaton embracing tiny tots
the microbes who enjoyed under the milky way in 1988
the genetic mutations that made me probable
the dark shadows at my kitchen door
the empty spaces where the people used to be
all of you
the olde gang at bullyneham high
some of yer are in jails
some of yer are in institutions
some of yer are in rocknroll bands
whatever happened to
beggars hash?
you told me i’d never play the bass
and you were right!
i love you all so much
and so much much more

51 Responses to “we ride for miles n miles, following the howling of our prey”

  1. avatar
    Fandorin | 4 July 2006 at 5:41 am #

    Bros. Grimm. Eew..
    (at least one can see how nice CzechiaBohemia is)

  2. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 4 July 2006 at 5:55 am #

    july 7th huh…

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 July 2006 at 6:07 am #

    Lucky this stupid computer is up and running again after 3 days…3 whole days of missing your blogs sk, that was absolute torture!
    I might of missed the Q&A day on the 7th, oh no!!
    We love you (as a hippy or a suit), please dont leave us in November!!!!

    Love you always,
    Amanda P

  4. avatar
    John Garratt | 4 July 2006 at 6:17 am #

    “penguins 1
    matty daemon nil”

    Must’ve been a helluva fight.


  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 July 2006 at 6:26 am #

    ‘Matt Daemon’

    Team America

  6. avatar
    chris. | 4 July 2006 at 6:28 am #


  7. avatar
    mattdavison | 4 July 2006 at 6:36 am #

    Steve I like the mood you are in. Stay that way….

  8. avatar
    timetunnel | 4 July 2006 at 6:47 am #

    Bros Grimm, by Terry Gilliam. I was so excited when I heard about it, but it was soooooo bad. Bloated Hollywood tripe, like most big-budget stuff from there. Luckily, lots of smaller movies have emerged over the last years, which tell real stories, are sad, funny, deep, witty, with great acting. Some recommendations from a movie maniac (all on DVD already):

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Being John Malkovich
    Donnie Darko

    Some with more drama / tragedy, but a lot of heart:
    The Jacket

    And of course:
    Princess Mononoke


  9. avatar
    Melquiades | 4 July 2006 at 6:48 am #

    I enjoy reading your entries please don’t leave come November.

    BTW, i was just reading up on Rob Dickinson’s new album. Marty played on the album? Will Marty be sitting in with Rob on your upcoming US tour?

    I saw The Catherine Wheel in Baltimore back in the 90’s and they were really good. In fsact, while the rest of the band took 5 Rob stayed out and strummed his acoustic. I think he played a Pink Floyd song or two.

    That reminds me of when The Church were touring for Forget Yourself (excellent), you stayed out and played Cantilever. fucking great. You were getting some twisted noises out of your electric. great stuff. I thkn that was Piladelphia @ The Trocadero.

    anyway, I love reading your stuff. I look forward to seeing you in August.

    Hope all is well on your side of the planet.


  10. avatar
    sockfacepuppetmunch | 4 July 2006 at 6:51 am #

    r u serious about the question and answer thing??? because that is way cool.^ Something is going on with u SKilb… What is it?

  11. avatar
    mishaado | 4 July 2006 at 6:56 am #

    Hrm…gotta come up with somethin decent to ask by the 7th..
    Aside from….”Anyway ya can fit Kansas City into your itenerary?”..
    too easy, too obvious..
    missed ya last time ’round
    daughter got ill
    had tickets in hand
    standing at the doorguy
    cellphone rang
    “lili’s throwing up” she says
    turn aorund
    get back into car
    pick up my sunshine
    missed ya last go round
    but wouldnt have done anything diff

    july 7th, eh?
    will try and come up with somethin good

    till the next blog-prose comes around…….

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 July 2006 at 7:06 am #

    Glad you have stopped being such a grizzle-guts… my gran used to say.

    You are a hard dude/druid to figure out. A picture of contentment one day….all crotchety and pissed off the next.

    Could it be that you just want to be loved?

    Just like everyone?

    My professional opinion is that there is a bit of co-dependency going on here as well……

    You want feedback from us/we want feedback from you.

    You want to amuse and interest us/we want to amuse and interest you.

    You want to impress us/we want to impress you.

    It’s getting more involved as the months go on and this thing has taken up a life of its own.

    There are a lot of people hanging on your every word and setting their watches by your posts (which have been tardy lately) so stick it out until November and think about where you want to take us…what you want us to know and see of you…how will this all end?

    I had a lot of fucking GREAT questions for you when you were in Sweden but I’ve forgotten them all now. I’ll come up with a few more for the 7th.



    P.S. Please don’t call me Bon Bum…I’ve had my name changed by deed poll to ‘B.Bon’

  13. avatar
    damien | 4 July 2006 at 7:08 am #

    “Naive” doesn’t mean stupid or ignorant, Steve. Like I said, you’re probably right about the war and the incomprehensibility of it.

    What’s also incomprehensible to me is that people who ostensibly belong to the same religion will kill EACH OTHER (caps are for emphasis, not ‘cos I’m shouting at you, sir).

    It’s a big mess. I don’t dig military solutions but I also don’t like the lazy thinking that merely characterises George Dubya as the evil mastermind behind it all, because if there are two words that don’t go together when talking about the US President they are “master” and “mind”!

  14. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 4 July 2006 at 7:16 am #

    Dear Steve,
    The Queen here. Ok, a few things. I *knew* you lost all our questions!!!!!! I just knew it. I said, “Denise, he’s lost those questions.” Wasn’t March of the Penguins a great movie??? I sat in awe of those penguins. Beautiful imagery. I try to think of myself as an emperor penguin when I have a goal in front of me that seems far away. Did you watch the ‘making of’ the movie on the disc? It’s almost better than the movie. Be warned though if you didn’t -it’s a lot more graphic and shows a lot more death and dyin’ – I don’t know if/when/how you want to show that to the Doodles.

    Now, sockfacepuppetmunch said something that’s been swirling around my neurons and dendrites and stuff…”Something is going on with you Steve…what is it?” Well I’m just saying I get that feeling too…and certainly you don’t have to tell us motley crue here, but comments like “I’m good for nothing?”- WTF???? Is it a midlife crisis? Existential? A little time on the pity pot? (We’re all allowed right?) Seriously (here comes sycophantic rant, those of you with weak gag reflexs be warned)…Steve, I sometimes feel like you do…looking at all the mansions and those who seemingly have no worries…and think wouldn’t it be nice…and I AM in a straight profession! I think damn, I am always worrying about something; money, school, tests, health, taxes…now I’m wondering if North Korea’s gonna bomb us before I hit 40…ugh! Steve, you are the light of your children’s lives, and your wife’s no doubt, and your mum and brothers, and I won’t bore you with how or when, but you changed my whole LIFE and career, and if there was anyway I could give you what you needed or wanted in this crazy ass life, I would – just like I’d do it for myself if I could. No words can take away daily worries…and BTW I have NO idea what address is on my license either…Steven, don’t EVER say you’re good for nothing again. The Queen will hunt you down, and make you listen to Paris Hilton’s new CD for days on end.

    Oh! My question: Have you ever met Mike Scott, of the Waterboys, listened to his music, and if so, what do you think of him/his music? I know I’m only allowed one question, but I wish you would blog about your artistic influences. Your paintings are so vibrant and I’d love to know which artists you like. Hint. Hint.

    That’s all. I look forward to your arrival here in Hollywood with those other guys. ; )

  15. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 4 July 2006 at 7:55 am #

    sk (this is NOT my “one” question):
    why do you always apologize for who you are?
    STOP IT! you human being!

    sk (ok, this is my “one” question):
    How do you differentiate as an artist between your poetry and your lyrics? Is it a matter of artistic approach and/or intent? A matter of “final result”? I get the sense that you do the great majority of your lyrics now when dealing with a recorded piece of music; what cosmic soundtrack do you hear in your head when considering poetry?

    OK, less of a question than a topic…thanks!

    ps question: about recording a few sonnets…?

  16. avatar
    sue cee | 4 July 2006 at 8:06 am #

    Numbers! AENT/PU had some incredible lyrics/imagery ie Invisible, Radiance, AE etc.

    Steve, Im laughing at my stupid self because I read the blog and thought ‘I’ve never heard of the Grimm Bros story ‘Lassanite’ … ahem… blushing now

  17. avatar
    baby | 4 July 2006 at 8:07 am #

    i have a question…oh goodie gumdrops

    the problematic toddler

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 July 2006 at 8:35 am #

    Hooray for SK.

    Personally I didn’t comment yesterday. Would 65 comments really have sounded better then 64? And besides everyone else had pretty much said it all. Better to roll my comment over to today to try and maintain a higher comment level across the board.

    I hope you realise now what you and this little bloggy does mean to people. Personally its as much in my routine as cleaning my teeth and eating my breakfast. It sets me up perfectly for the day ahead.

    Don’t ever change !


  19. avatar
    lee | 4 July 2006 at 9:23 am #

    (I wonder if i’m the only one who will have non-comment guilt if they don’t comment from now on – to add to our survivor,mother, etc guilt)”the comment” – the thing I’ve noticed about people with big houses – they’re never in ’em. But their children are – being minded by people who are paid to be in the big house. So they pay someone to clean the big house and the big pool,look after the kids and then say to everyone: looky here at my big house and my big clean pool. And it means not a thing. SK I’m sure your place full of kids,papers, books, guitars, paintings etc sounds more appealing to us all.

  20. avatar
    lily | 4 July 2006 at 9:25 am #

    SK, I think you and I are movie-watching soulmates. I always love your critiques of films because they’re usually dead on with mine. Brothers Grimm was indeed awful. Luckily, I see most movies for free courtesy of my theatre employee friends which is perfect since I don’t think I’d pay one cent to see 99% of the crap out there. I also love the “would you rather…?” games. They are philosophical and very revealing about people. Drives everyone around me mad, but I am a fan of the hypothetical question. =)

  21. avatar
    fantale and jaffa | 4 July 2006 at 12:08 pm #

    B.Bon you’re a cracker
    pleeeze start a bonnie wee blog so we can pull up a box, pop a cork and pull a bon bon with ya
    yr fanz

  22. avatar
    davem | 4 July 2006 at 12:33 pm #

    I love it when you’re happy SK.
    I’m relieved that you’ve lost the questions ‘cos i know my original one was p*** poor. Roll on the 7th!
    Don’t go “straight” – it’d REALLY depress you. Big house? wow!!
    You’ve got it all Steve: family/friends/faith/fiends/f*****g talent!
    Love you more,


  23. avatar
    sweed | 4 July 2006 at 1:22 pm #

    Just adding a comment to keep you happy, Steve 😉 Will do that da da philosophical exercise with my trolls from now on…

    Keep on keeping on…

  24. avatar
    don joe | 4 July 2006 at 1:45 pm #

    Just caught up on the last few daze…

    And a question springs to mind..Who is it tht u r wanting to communicating with?..WHo is it u want to reach out and it new ground, fans, mystics, straights that you want to speak to?..Its a lovely thing u have done for us your to share your inner thought n feelings n many could actually create the continuity that u have with this’s nice to forget about stuff and escape to read what’s new in Messir Kibeez life. a life I have, but to see and hear what exists in another mind from day to day is fascinating to cross reference anothers reality with ones own to see if there is reality in what i and another percieve. And I am glad to find that a common belief is shared by you and myself on many topics..and of course there’s things we do not, which i am grateful for as it gives us each our own identities.

    I would love to sit with you and share some philosophy, religion, mantra dogma, politics etc..and of course music…

    Is the last paragraph possible possible?

    That is my question to you..if need be i will re-write on the 7th.


    Don Joe

  25. avatar
    Andrew Grimm | 4 July 2006 at 1:49 pm #

    hey steve,

    you are good with these blog things… me, not so much. the war is indeed a mess… i’ll agree that it seems fairly basic… don’t hurt each other. but a lot folks who hold power don’t subscribe to that rationality. your comments about the big house and going “straight” are interesting simply on the fact that i’ve been trying to go crooked for a while… i’m sort of one of those straight folks… although i don’t live in a big house… i live in a fairly small aparment with my girlfriend and three cats… but we both have jobs… educating and architecture, respectively.

    i digress… the point is… i guess, that i’ve been changing my view about the world and refining the “have” and “havenot” point of view to the “people with power” and the “people without power” notion. the folks who are “living it up” in the big houses with the military grade hummers have outwardly gained the power to buy things… but they do not not necessarily have the power to change life/attitudes or to contribute to community or societal health. Steve Kilbey and the Church putting out ULTC makes the world a better place… artistically and aesthetically, and unobtrusively… owning a big house, on a clear cut lot, and gassing up the ultra suv may make the owner happier but it hardly contributes in the same positive social sense. if anything it promotes consumer confusion between what we need and what we want… or perhaps specifically what we need and what we’re told we want.

    to all those bloggers who are blogging from an insanely huge house with a mega suv parked outside, i know you worked hard for what you have and i too wouldn’t mind a little more space in my apartment…

    take care….
    write back if you like.

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 July 2006 at 2:05 pm #

    Andrew, do you have brothers?
    Couldnt resist 🙂

  27. avatar
    captainmission | 4 July 2006 at 2:13 pm #

    blistering barnacles steve, don’t worry about a big house, those people have to sell their souls to get those things and keep em, you got a cool soul man, worth hanging on to, baby you’re a rich man 🙂

  28. avatar
    landru | 4 July 2006 at 2:19 pm #

    Yep, pity about Bros. Grimm. Terry Gilliam can’t get a good movie made without someone getting in his way. The outtakes were the best bits, btw.

    Glad to know that you are appreciated. Ha, some of us don’t have that luxury (remote). We have to do a seance to get that gold afternoon fix and if we do, who shows up, the halogram of baal spouting all his Preist=Aura stuff. but, hey day, it’s ok, sk, you were always uninvited, like the clouds … and if you wish, like skins and hearts, you may have another starfish …

    just careful with those contracts.

  29. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 4 July 2006 at 2:35 pm #

    I tend to agree with B.Bon about the co-dependency thing.

    This blog has gotten so big. For so many of us, and I feel this includes you Steve; when I say it is like a daily therapy session.

    I too wonder how it will end. Will you be able to end it easily Steve? It obviously cannot go on forever. November 22 is not that far away.

    People who otherwise would have had no access to you have been able to communicate with you via your blog. To be heard by you. We have had such intimate access to you that would never have been possible via other media.

    Who will replace you when you are gone? Not only will we lose you, but all the other commenters on this blog. It has been interesting being involved in something like this. I will miss people that I have never even met.

    Adieu to you!

  30. avatar
    finn | 4 July 2006 at 3:48 pm #

    I too thought Cantilever live was a real ass kicker.

    I have been reading this blog daily since I discovered it, but only post a comment once in a while. Sometimes I don’t have time, sometimes nothing to say. I’m sure you understand. I think it’s awesome that I can read your thoughts every day and read about your life and kids and all that. As a fan for so many years, it’s very humanizing and especially rewarding. I think I wrote the Church a letter once, when I was 15 or so. I’m sure it was pretty dumb, but this is much more satisfying.

    I’ll be thinking of my question.

  31. avatar
    Andrew Grimm | 4 July 2006 at 3:50 pm #

    i do have a brother… 🙂 i’ll take a moment and let steve know that unearthed was pretty instrumental in learning to listen to discs… heliopolis and judgment day… of course i had it as a tape and have listened to it until it warped… i’ll be ordering the cd version soon.

    write back if you like

  32. avatar
    CSTCoach | 4 July 2006 at 4:03 pm #


    Just wanted to add my voice to yesterday’s bunch. I read every day, even if I don’t comment. And if i’m away I read em all when I get back…

    One taste of the straight life would be enough to cure ya of that thought. I almost gave up once and gave in. Applied for the foreign service and actually got an interview. You’d think that with all my experience in the nether regions of the world that I’d be a good choice for them, but it seems that I’ve made myself unemployable. They want the type who toes the line and kisses the great polished arse…

    They asked me “Describe a workplace experience where you had to make a critical decision, and the process you went through to make that decision.” Well, being a “writer/explorer” (hey man, a magazine said that, not me!!) my “workplace” isn’t exactly the cubicle farm, I don’t have so many of those experiences. I said something like, “Well, I was on the edge of the Taklamakan Desert on the south Silk Road. I was going into the sands by camel with these local tribesmen, and i had to decide whether or not to trust them – if they were straight up, and if they had the necessary skills. If they didn’t, we would die painfully of thirst.” While interesting, another candidate was of course better suited to the life of a foreign service agent. One who had spent all their time in an air conditioned office and had never been abroad or had to function by their wits, alone in a foreign land.

    Once again I learned that the straight world is never what you think… Their “logic” is all their own.

    Stay where ya are, SK. Your work has made the world just a little bit better than it was without it…


  33. avatar
    Brian Turner | 4 July 2006 at 4:11 pm #

    Steve, ya wanna be a rocka with the money rollin’ in?

    Pick different songs off of your CDs to be released…

    For some reason The Church always pick the wrong songs to be release as singles…

    Push “Unified Field” to the radio crowd or how about “Easy”.
    These songs have $$$ written all over them…

  34. avatar
    General Catz | 4 July 2006 at 5:38 pm #

    99 comments now on yesterday’s blog… i think you hit a chord (no pun intended).

    you lost the questions, well, i can’t remember what mine was. and i can’t think of another. so i’ll just have to sit quietly and read how you respond to the others.

  35. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 4 July 2006 at 6:06 pm #

    The grass is always greener on the other side, eh? Even if just momentarily.

  36. avatar
    ben | 4 July 2006 at 6:17 pm #

    Coulda been me u were talking about. But I really am broke. Weird stupid freinds, lame job, an no pot will make my mind drift, but goin inside those rich straights and i would be scammering out…i do have a pride left for the moment…but sometimes he takes a well timed break. oh yea Kilby was thinkin of ordering one of your solo endeavors. new fan, dig the old stuff, but relly inta P=A, FY, sometime anywhere,Isodore, new album, MAS.. Any suggestions

  37. avatar
    anymouse | 4 July 2006 at 6:31 pm #

    > 64 comments last time i checked

    I knew it! We are SK’s ant farm!!

  38. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 4 July 2006 at 7:09 pm #

    “We are SK’s ant farm”

    Oh god it’s true….it’s all true!!!!! (insert hysterical scream)
    I have been watching WAY too many Twilight Zone episodes, which for those of you in the U.S., are on SciFi today, to somehow, in some warped way, remind us that even in our so-called Independence, we’re living in a twisted, absurd world.

    Am I drone Steve, or the Queen? ; )

    Happy 4th to all my fellow Yanks.

    denise 🙂

  39. avatar
    William | 4 July 2006 at 8:16 pm #

    Ok I’ve been reading yer blog long enough now to earn a non sequitur fan boy comment. I think. Especially since we lurkers have been called to duty and all. 😉

    So it’s summer in seattle — the season when the elusive Unearthed is known to migrate from the shelf regions to the un-pod-like CD carousel.


    What a nice slice of inspiration that record is. Tyrant? One of your best shows methinks. And I’ll tells ya what–perfect soundtrack to a hazy day off, a day that indeed looks to be out of this world.

    Well, anyway. Thanks for the all blogging…and as I always say upon another satisfying read…blog like the wind kilbey. blog like the wind.


  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 July 2006 at 8:23 pm #


    sunny and 80 degrees in southern california today.

    i have to work on the 4th of july.

    but i work at a record store and the
    perfect soundtrack is wafting over me brain and onto the customers…

    heyday it is, perfect.

    cheers capn kilbey on the day of american independence from a tyranical
    british empire. almost time for another freeing of the shackles eh?

    take care.


  41. avatar
    eek | 4 July 2006 at 9:35 pm #

    >> and im handy for nipping down the shops
    and buying everybody a coffee < < Gad, I even sucked at this. My boss used to get coffee for his boss every morning, but he was going on vacation for a couple of weeks. So he told me to do it instead. I just looked at him and said “Let me get this straight. I’m supposed to come in two hours earlier than normal — two hours I’m not going to be paid for or be allowed to take off at another time — and I’m supposed to pay for the coffee of someone who makes at least 10 times what I do?” He said “yep.” I said “are you out of your fucking mind?” (I probably didn’t actually utter the word fucking, but I’m sure it came across loud and clear anyway) It was all about playing the game there, and I just didn’t play. That was the last “real” job I had.

    I know you sometimes worry about sending your girls off to the human sausage factory, but I suspect your interaction with them will help them to never be mere cogs in the machine. Good going, Steve!

  42. avatar
    Samosanx | 4 July 2006 at 10:38 pm #

    Nothing like a good tanty eh?
    Are we all relaxed and happy now?

    I think so!

    The seventh is gonna be big Killer…look out!

    eek (a mouse?) …coffee slave horror…..good on you for telling them to stuff it…

    Have a great day

    love and grins

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 July 2006 at 10:55 pm #

    You make me feel good – Appreciate that!!

    Sunny day today


  44. avatar
    Manda | 4 July 2006 at 11:48 pm #

    Those big Sydney houses, years ago I lived – worked – in one for a while looking over the harbour and bridge, even provided with car for transporting child around but not allowed in the main areas when they had guests ‘as must not be seen’. Not long after I left I read the woman killed herself, she was so totally unhappy with her false, shallow life.

    Being a middle aged bohemian hippy, the most important thing is happiness, and when you’ve got bairns that love you, no matter what, everything else pales into insignificance. Watching a brilliant movie curled up with them on a cold day is just pure icing on the cake.

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 July 2006 at 12:22 am #

    the funny thing is
    i have loads and loads of dosh
    but live in a hippy dive
    wear the same thing pretty much
    every day
    and rarely go on fancy holidays
    i’m gonna buy me some great land one day with room for others from my tribe
    noone knows what i got
    unless i know that theyre the real deal
    who is who

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    veleska1970 | 5 July 2006 at 1:50 am #

    don’t envy people with “nice” things, steve. one of my older brothers is very wealthy, but i tell you that materialism is very expensive and very expensive to maintain. you couldn’t pay me enough (no pun intended)to have the bills and headaches he has. his life is shallow and without any fun in it~~he works like a dog, being away from his family for sometimes months just to keep them in the big house, his wife in the jaguar, his two sons in their new cars, etc. and over the years i’ve known quite a few wealthy people, and the arrogance and snobby attitude they ooze from their pores is disgusting.

    i’m very happy in my apartment, driving my modest car, living my modest life, trying to be both parents to my daughter since her dad is absent. i’m happy that i don’t have to constantly prove myself to anybody by one-upping them~~i could give a flip about what anyone thinks about my life. trying to constantly prove something to somebody is quite a lot of hard work, and heaven knows i do enough of that already in a lot of respects!! and also proving something to someone also means compromising yourself, your identity, everything you believe in.

    i see my brother do all those things. what a pity.

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    Anonymous | 5 July 2006 at 3:43 am #

    Can i make a suggestion?
    From the (great) records you cite, I would say go for ‘Remindlessness’.
    Tho all Steve’s solo records are superb and essential,
    the above is a highly ambitious and exotic journey, full of deep, expansive mind-altering songs; It’s long (released as double album), its melodic, its rythmic, its all-singing and all-dancing and its a trip.
    I think you’ll love it.
    (then move on to ‘the slow crack’, or…)


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    Anonymous | 5 July 2006 at 4:50 am #

    A little bit of Block & a little bit of Numbers eh?
    Two songs that in my opinion are very similar – was that a premeditated thing or just Pure Chance?

    Dutch Pierre

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    SOCKFACEpuppetMUNCH | 5 July 2006 at 11:00 pm #

    DUTCH, get a grip they are sooooo not similar at all. Block is like a celestial cry, reaching the outer universe… and Numbers is a F off SLAMER! WITH A prediction 9,11 thing with an uneasy sequence pouring over the hot coals of its soul.

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    Anonymous | 6 July 2006 at 12:05 am #


    Is that wot your mum used to call you?
    But I thought you were Matt Davidson.
    Hi Matt, Paul’s serious about looking after your girlfriend while you’re in Melbourne.


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