posted on December 22, 2006 at 8:34 pm

me n aurora
and cliff martinez solaris soundtrack
aurora looks tired
we were out late
having a walk around
she didnt get to bed until around 10 15
but shes up early
afraid that she’ll miss out on something
now heres a strange thing
when aurora n eve were three
they made up “the characters”
aurora became “booky girl”
who had a twin brother “booky boy”
eve was mussa magee
the names of the other “characters” were
chupa chinnick
jackie boy
lumley mulligan
of course i joined in by being mr henderson
booky girls father
i pretended to carry a pipe
n i spoke like the major in fawlty towers
“I say…has anyone jollywell seen young booky girl?”
and i’d tap my imaginary pipe n cough n mutter
n carry on like an olde codger…
and strike me pink
if i dont come home this weekend with a pipe
its a prop for my part as peter in the play
and aurora keeps going n getting the pipe
dad…cant you be mr henderson
“why yes why oh hello booky girl
i ah expect your mothers getting tea ready for you and ah booky boy…”
and then i look down n see
that the booky girl in aurora really cares for her imaginary dad
stuffy olde bugger that he is
she gets up this smorning
as soon as shes awake
wheres the pipe dad?
her imagination lets it be
is this a metaphor for life
certain evil characters bestriding the world stage
they stick that metaphorical pipe in their mouths
and we believe it
they put on a suit
and their killing is civilised
elli n minna were up late watching movies
and entertaining a swedish friend
i think an early morning swim could be in order for doodles
maybe the bumper would appreciate a seaside romp
im attempting to relax today
i have realised im very very tense
and im finding it hard to truly relax
im always thinking of all the things i havent done
the things i havent sent
the emails unwritten
the heavy weight of possibilities
a quicksand of undone deeds sucking me down n down
thanks for all yessadaze commence
enjoy yer yule baby
thats what its there for
tonite the basement
tomorrow the world

47 Responses to “weird love”

  1. avatar
    leelinau | 22 December 2006 at 9:09 pm #


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    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 9:25 pm #

    Now more Spanish:

    im always thinking of all the things i havent done
    the things i havent sent
    the emails unwritten
    the heavy weight of possibilities

    siempre pienso en todas las cosa que no he hecho
    las cosas que no he enviado
    los mails no escritos
    el peso de posibilidades

    Blogger is NOT letting me sign in as me, bastards!


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    veleska1970 | 22 December 2006 at 9:35 pm #

    awww….how sweet!! my daughter and i do that all the time. and i don’t feel silly about it at all.

    i totally hear ya about all the things “undone”……i have come to the conclusion that it is an impossibility to do everything that needs to be done. so i just do the best i can when i can. you’re only one person, steve. you can’t be everywhere doing everything, as much as you would like to. just rest and relax as much as you are able.

    lotza love….

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    Daberhasher | 22 December 2006 at 9:40 pm #

    yes, relaxation is key,
    but you gotta full head and house…
    full of good stuff, lucky man,
    but full tilt boogie nonetheless…

    ah, the soothing summer sea…
    opposite solstices…
    soul sty, a disheveled studio…
    soul, studio and sea, you got all three…

    best holiday wishes from snowless Maine…


    los choral reefer

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    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 9:41 pm #

    Hope you have a fantastic space rock-out tonight sk, can’t wait to hear about it tomorrow (well, LATE tomorrow I imagine!).

    Have a beautiful & relaxing day by the seaside with the little ones.

    Love always,

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    Queen Hatshepsut | 22 December 2006 at 9:51 pm #

    I hear you Steven.
    For the first time in 3 1/2 months I am free from teaching, grad school and a myriad of other responsibilities that ate up every last free moment of my life.
    Now I’m free and I don’t know what to do with myself. I feel guilty if I lie around and read, which is what I really want to do. I should be doing this…and that…oh and that too…

    Then again, I had a thought the other day. I hope I live to be as healthy as possible, to a ripe old age, and I die with a million things left undone. Tis better to have had a life and leave it a bit messy than to have no life at all and leave a neat and tidy pile o’ nothing.

    Off my philosophical soap box and back to making decadent frosted sugar cookies,
    love always,

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 10:01 pm #

    S anta K laus

  8. avatar
    the dean | 22 December 2006 at 10:06 pm #

    My old man never worries too much, when I ask how come, he’d say something like “we’ve still here aren’t we”

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 10:42 pm #

    Rockin’ gently in the same boat. You’ll feel better after your swim. Good things come to those who wait, si? Go rock the Basement tonite, wish i could be there.


    ps my son when 3 had an imaginary rabbit friend. Harvey of course. He got the blame for everything!

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    PAGEY | 22 December 2006 at 10:42 pm #

    Seasons Greets to all the clan.

    You have some awfully creative gems around you and it is so great you can all travel at this time of year when we celebrate the birth of a great travel agent, keeper of the gates and passport recogntion, holy healer, savior, messiah, last great hope at least until another RAEL appears with craft of his own.

    Yesterday I ordered you a gift that will ship from Oz. It is a book all gift wrapped I hope you haven’t read. It looked very interesting but I bet you could have written it since you know what I dream at night in my bed.

    Those magazines I promised were shipped to me instead of you so I decided to find something else about electricity for you to read but more amazingly connecting.

    I’m gonna be joining some boys for doing some long-term commited talking starting boxing day. You are quite the amazing inspiration. I carry a nice beer gut these days and amazingly when I was 10 I was 2nd fastest 100 metre freestyler in Southern Aberta Canada.

    If you already have the book I have sent and you can recommend it why don’t you re-gift it. If it sucks then toilet pages in a crunch.

    pagey whoose sprained ankle is healing qite nicely.

    gash bottom out Visa bill, had amazing nighly marathons webcamming with Linda
    Wongs from all over the world. Hell they weren’t gunning for the Buddha.

    one path longest line-ups
    journey to the stars

    greenest pastures pagey

    i mean lizards on his skin, in his dinner plate mashed cause teeth almost half fallen out (do not show off when 17-20 years old opening beers with teeth and smoke any junk that cuts off the gums blood supply temporarily.

    2 times a day to relaxitate for 90 days straight does the trick. Only advice i can safely provide. Oh but you gotta get clickable ads on your blog page. that way we can pay AND STAY $$$

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    Daberhasher | 22 December 2006 at 10:43 pm #

    oh yeah, saw a movie that i thought would be appreciated by you, and all here for that matter…
    Waking Life, by Richard Linklater, 2001
    wow, what a trip…
    i’d collapse in a stoned spaghettish heap if i tried to explain…
    i’ll just say it is VERY
    visually and mentally enjoyable…
    live actors reanimated over, ooh…
    also of note,
    Linklater’s film adaptation of
    A Scanner Darkly comes out on dvd
    like now…
    file under holiday entertainment, mmm’k…



  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 10:45 pm #

    Ask and you shall receive – 140 comments! Enjoy the weekend with your family.

    ed in fl

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    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 10:46 pm #

    hi steve,
    great review of your NSC gig in inpress this week.
    the twillies might like my daughter’s band- she’s 16 too..

    all the best to you and your gorgeous women over the festive season,


  14. avatar
    pagey | 22 December 2006 at 10:46 pm #

    read my dreams it seems, it seems. We are all connected. 500 muses around teh mercator hud.

  15. avatar
    ambnt1 | 22 December 2006 at 11:01 pm #

    If you’re feeling tense then you should just chill out.

    Here, put on some…

    n.p. Cluster ’71 (prehistoric/paleolithic space electronica to wonder and marvel at, with no synths!!)

  16. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 22 December 2006 at 11:17 pm #

    good things come to those who wade…

    Couldn’t resist!

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    starfish | 22 December 2006 at 11:55 pm #

    Space Rock Alert!!! I just heard something new, a band called The Workhouse. All lovers of space rock should listen. Pretty good. Clips here:

    Also, another more rocking album that spins on my iPod regularly – Robert Pollard “Fiction Man.” As great as Guided By Voices were, Robert’s solo work is just as great.

    Of course, ULTC still gets regular rotation. I love how ULTC seems to fit the changing seasons very well. Merry Christmas!

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    ambnt1 | 22 December 2006 at 11:58 pm #


    that Solaris CD is the one ambient CD I don’thave, you’re making me jealous (as I am the AMBIENT KING). And since I don’t want to pay 65 bucks for it on Amazon since it’s out of print, why don’t you burn me a copy and send it my way? (that is, after the rock shows/plays/emails are answered, etc.) Here’s my addy:

    chris knowlton
    1804 el parque ct. #C
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    I’ll be waiting…

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    mandn | 23 December 2006 at 12:01 am #

    the world could use more Orpheus or perhaps Mr Henderson…

    did you see the new hybrid marijuana plant from Mexico?
    practically indestrucible.
    Does that mean you can smoke it forever and it never goes away?


  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 December 2006 at 12:03 am #

    Hi Steve,

    your daughters sound wonderfully normal!


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    isolde | 23 December 2006 at 12:35 am #

    yeah i have found that telling reality friends about one’s imaginary blog life (selected less wierd bits) brings on a sort of pitying, sanity doubting expression of bemusement they would normally save for a three year old
    they just don’t understand!

    on the subject of girls i have realised from reading the past comments in my search for bestesk blog of 2006 award – that b.bon is a girl! strike me pink!

    i love u 2 v
    how do you know i am glamorous? you are right, of course

    theatre aint just a two night stand sk
    it’s all encompassing and nerve wracking
    and your art forms are kind of morphing into eachother
    you’ve done more this year or even this last month than most do in a decade
    with your biggest achievement being grace
    she always was a nice girl grace
    have a good one tonite it’ll be comic oh i mean cosmic
    at least you’re not at the tombadour!

  22. avatar
    davem | 23 December 2006 at 12:36 am #

    Yo SK. I can’t tell you how jealous I am from here in blighty about the Basement gig. You 3 doing yer floyd and ‘wind stuff…gutted.
    Oh, and the Major from FT!…I speak very good English….”Do you? Do you really?”. Awesome…especially when Basil tells him he mustn’t know about his winning bet on the gee gee’s!
    Love to you,TP and MWP. Thank gawd Church Merch has brought me chrissie pressies… Hail Santa.

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    restaurant mark | 23 December 2006 at 12:46 am #

    first of all…good luck tonight. second…i’m a bit behind. pulled up yesterday’s blog, you know…an hour ago…then got caught up with the kids, so by the time i put up my post and refreshed the page…NEW BLOG. so yesterday’s post in a nut shell…i’m always here, just read late so post late…cocteau twins at x-mas…silversun pickups, bright black morning light=new-good. by the way, my wife thought that you wrote rest-a-rant mark
    funny…she thinks i’m always ranting now. told her i’m not…i think i’m normally friendly on this comment board??? i mean, maybe a small one about our president once or so…he deserves it! oh yeah, one more thing…these next two days are the only ones of the year i can tell the kids to do something and they’ll do it immediately…the key? you don’t want santa to put you on the naughty list do ya? no toys for naughty kids…he’s checking it twice! gotta use it while ya can…take care man and you and your family have a merry christmas if i don’t get a chance to say so again.

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 December 2006 at 12:49 am #

    Relax…There’s always the next life to catch up with unfinished business

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    Melquiades | 23 December 2006 at 1:14 am #

    Rock’em into biblical bliss tonight!

    And the three wise men (there are actually four, but the fourth had to stay behind and prepare the stars for their passage) descended down upon this balmain town to bring their gifts of space rock, myrrh and frankincense to the infant child that lay in the manger of straw, coaxial cable, effects pedals, strewn picks and blinking LED’s.

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    Anonymous | 23 December 2006 at 1:18 am #

    Ah – what I would give to be at The Basement this evening.

    Have a wonderful show and may 2007 be even better for The Church tha 2006!

    ROCK ON!

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    fantasticandy | 23 December 2006 at 1:30 am #

    i bet marty’s got so many pedals on his board it would take the yearly national output of the lithuainian state electricity company to power ’em all! have a great time,i feel you druids will truly transcend with this one.loadzaluv,andypandy.

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    M. Buckmoose | 23 December 2006 at 1:46 am #

    Sure wish I could astral project myself down yonder for space rock nite.

    Splendid Christmas to the Kilbey clan and TimeBeing community…and sorry I don’t comment more often!

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 December 2006 at 2:01 am #

    i have 2 boys myself, quite a bit younger than yours. you make being a dad to daughters sound like a beautiful thing. i wonder if they have any idea how special their dad is to so many of us.

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 December 2006 at 2:36 am #

    so one time at a mall (of all places)in atlanta gaf tour, i ran into you browsing in a sharper image store. i couldn’t take it, i hadda say hello. i was 21, i said “hello mr. kilbey, thanks so much for everything.” i shook your hand. you looked as if you’d just dropped acid. your eyes were dilated and seem to see thru me completely. shhok me up a bit. but i thank you for not being, ya know, harsh or anything. scary being around your idols.

    richard mc healthy and good wife

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    Anonymous | 23 December 2006 at 2:48 am #

    Hi, David Coverdale here.

    I just wrote to say that I am truly an artist!

    In the spitit of Percy Byshe Shelley no less!

    That is why my hair is so long & wavy, & my jeans are so ball breakingly tight!

    Because i am a troubadour, with an 11 and a half in serpent in my trousers. & the intellectual clout of stephen hawking.

    Such is my want. & no antipodean part time thespian wanna-be shall diminish this mantle. My justified demeanor of superior inference.

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    Anonymous | 23 December 2006 at 3:00 am #

    So your going to play a part in a play? Thats the impression that i get anyway… Im sorry… i have only read snippets of your blogs.. i think i caught up this time though cause i read the last 5 at once. I would really like to see that! I think it would be great! I bet your a very good stage actor. I wish i lived in australia sometimes. I bet the air is cleaner there than it is here. Merry Christmas Mr. Sleeve Killme. HA!
    Galveston TX

    PS- Im gonna donate! I really am! Its just that i need the moo-lah for XMAS. You’ll just have to take a cheque that has been rained on… for the time being. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  33. avatar
    captainmission | 23 December 2006 at 3:26 am #

    ah great movie solaris, lovely soundtrack, perfect for a visit into an imaginary world

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 December 2006 at 3:31 am #

    me have been waiting for tomorrow all me life…

  35. avatar
    gareth,notts | 23 December 2006 at 3:42 am #

    goddammit! wish i could catch the basement show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!if you dont play electric in england soon you’ll be on sandy claws’ naughty list,and mine!!!

  36. avatar
    gareth,notts | 23 December 2006 at 3:57 am #

    re: yesterdays comment:-dee snider? dee snider=sarah jessica parker!!!

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 December 2006 at 4:07 am #

    JJ if you’re reading this, did yesterday’s blog answer your question? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    damien | 23 December 2006 at 4:09 am #

    Sorry for not doing my bit to keep the comment tally up during the past five days, Steve, but I’ve been in hospital after being knocked off my bike by a motorist! Nevertheless, I kept up with the adventures of the Time Being via wireless internet on my mobile phone.

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    JJ | 23 December 2006 at 4:12 am #

    That’s kind of frightening, yes….Dee Snider is Sarah Jessica Parker! Brother and sister, at least.

    My sister Judy had a flaming imagination when we were kids, concocted personalities, stories, dialogues – she never left it really. Reading about Aurora made me think of her. She’s a gifted mimic too, does great impersonations. Lives by the credo “why be normal?” We’re very close.

    Blow the walls out of the Basement.


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    leelinau | 23 December 2006 at 5:00 am #

    ‘Milwaukee town’ sinks

    with the rainking

    That reptile is so fucking brilliant it makes me feel…

    And then to think you were there singing that and now your here writing this.

    And and…oh w/e


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    stealthblue | 23 December 2006 at 7:32 am #

    Hiya Steve-o,
    Yeah, I know what you mean about the tension thing. I can even feel it in my shoulders as I type, and my neck feels like stone. I do try to follow a regimen of some sort of “chill-out” excercise and all, but man is it hard to just let go. It is most of the time really difficult to just totally let go of EVERYTHING enough to even truly relax for a few minutes. It’s like you just get so wound up, it is hard to come down on such short notice, right? Especially this time of the year, etc. Ah well, just try to let your mind float and go at everything, one step at a time, one thing at a time…I’ll do the same, I guess we all need that don’t we.

    Well, maybe by the time you read this it will be the big Chrimbo. I actually feel better about all of this Christmas stuff now as it sinks in a little more as to what it is all about. All you have to do is watch “Charlie Brown Christmas” or “Christmas Vacation” (Chevy Chase) and it kinda gets you there! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am however a bit burnt out on some of the force fed music that goes a long with this whole “season.” Hell, my even my Bulgarian neighbor (we call him “Datko”)was “kind enough” to grace us with Griswold-worthy illumination in his back yard…looks beautiful, only problem is, they are the type of twinkly, headachey lights that just so happen to spill out a cacophony of mixed Holiday classics all in a very cheap “Electronic-sounding” sort of way…and they are freakin loud little things mind you. Of course only the best…manufactured in China no less, so I think he bought a gross or something. I mean ther are a shitload of lights in that little yard and house. It is like day light at 2 in the morning. Of course our bedroom window is …you guessed it, right next to the show. Wouldn’t be so bad if he played them till…oh, I dunno, say 10 o’clocK? I can dig that, gotta be neighborly and all. But does he turn them off? Oh no, no, no…he LOVES them, he thinks they are just the bees knees, and the funny thing is I truly believe that he truly believes he is doing us all a favor by blessing us with 24 hrs of non-stop dings and dongs and beeps and gongs accompanying such a spectacular light show that the only reason planes could land at O’Hare the other night during the big fog storm, was because of Datko’s beacon of Christmas lights, directly leading the way to the proper runway. Just think the opposite of Rudolph’s nose! Meanwhile, my wife and I try to sleep because we are lucky if we get 5-6 hours a night as it is. Well, she can sleep though pretty much anything, but yours truly requires a full supply of ear plugs and Melatonin to try and get my zzzz. But despite all of this, I do dig Chrstmas for what it is, and what it should be…peace, love, family, friends, time, relaxing etc. I am going to enjoy every little bit of this that I can.

    Anyway, friends, Have a very Merry and SAFE Christmas. Much peace and love to all of you and yours,
    Ben V.

  42. avatar
    one rigid finger typist | 23 December 2006 at 10:09 am #

    hey sk

    u might be hitting the stage soon. im drunk in quiet adelaide and all is well. so many fairy lights in this house we are draining the state’s power supply. but it very purdy… all the best mate. merry x

  43. avatar
    Elduvik | 23 December 2006 at 1:58 pm #

    Hello Steve,
    merry xmas from italy…
    All the best,

  44. avatar
    davidcwelker | 23 December 2006 at 2:23 pm #

    raze a toast of eggnog to ya’ !

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 December 2006 at 6:05 pm #


    “Relax…There’s always the next life to catch up with unfinished business”. Thought the same here, anรดnimo… that deserves more dots…………………..

    But ya know, I was wondering if it is really so hunky-dory after all, because all this delay might be taxed in the next life, with high interests and all the rest of it. You know how things are handled in Karma Inc. Ltd., or at least it is said to work that way, if you leave it all behind now, you will be awarded another fifty incarnations struggling, struggling against distance, against difference, against indifference, against delays, against misunderstanding, against lies and suspiciousness. Against phones and trembling hands. Some people will be inserted in the way in order to make it even harder, blond girls with black hearts, beautiful souls you don’t wanna hurt, partners, friends, murderers, the US president and many others…………….
    The concept might sound like good old catholic bullshit of sin- guilt-forgiveness, but, ya know, when one thinks about one’s present life… could make a little sense.
    And life goes on, hollowdays are coming, and we keep on receiving interstellar calls in the middle of the night, shivam shakra kicking like a mule, and questions sent like arrows through substances thinner than air. Questions without words… and unfortunatelly, without answers. For today.


  46. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 December 2006 at 6:11 pm #

    just finished every church song chronologically. i feel closer to the divine now. thank you. almost done with solo chrono. again amazing i wish the narcosis reviews hadn’t knocked you of course there in the early nineties. not that you weren’t busy, eh? really enjoy the demo stuff from way. what a load of great things to ponder there, i don’t care if they’re demos. we need freaky conclusions 2. where is john? where is karmic hit? can we help?

    richard mc healthy and good wife

  47. avatar
    John Garratt | 26 December 2006 at 2:31 pm #

    “and cliff martinez solaris soundtrack”

    Have you read the book?


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