posted on July 28, 2008 at 9:17 pm

(please note : this idea is taken from the self-promoting ads that
playboy used to run in its mags in the sixties and seventies :
what kind of man reads playboy?)

what kind of person reads the time being?

a person with flare and style
just maybe not todays flare and style
someone who likes to stick bubblegum noses on real estate guys pictures
(and since when do real estate guys have their pics up everywhere?)
(and have you heard of the doff girls? mary doff carry doff and tragic ilene doff)
someone who can pronounce anathema correctly on tuesdays
someone who stands a vase on top of a rubiks cube
someone who doesnt read the instructions and doesnt care for the results
someone who drives a clapped out car with fiery seatcovers
someone who smokes catnip cigarettes and owns a yoyo
someone who listens to the sea inside a shell
someone who still believes in machine elves
someone who names their kids after greek myths
someone who loses their stuff all over the place
someone who doesnt like plain and simple fun
someone who cant read a map but can read in between the lines
someone who remembers hamilton joe frank and reynolds
someone who likes long rainy days spent elsewhere
someone who likes toasted sandwiches and a cuppa tea
someone whose favourite flavour is a butterscotch caramel vanilla cross
someone who lives by the sea with a dog named john
someone who hates halloween but likes brigadoon
someone who thinks bono is embarrassing and likes licorice
someone who has a job as calf model and collects masks
someone who wishes guy ritchie would just get his own castle
someone who gives their cat a surname
someone who cant believe george bush has an iq of 125
(where does the decimal point go?)
someone who wouldnt couldnt ever eat a crab or duck liver pate
someone who lives in a spacious bedsit with railyard glimpses
someone who gives not gifts stuff
some who has an impact but not impacts on things
someone who never says disempowering or saturn returns
someone who just wishes things were a bit nicer down here
someone who dots their t’s and doublecrosses their eyes
someone who hates frickin’ dance routines
someone who completely avoids reality tv shows
someone who reviles endless inane footy
someone who wishes there were more nights paddling canoes w/ little lanterns
someone who wishes there were more days on windswept beaches
someone who reckons the zoo is cruel but likes to dong mynah birds
someone who likes epaulettes
someone who likes floral
someone with a broken suitcase and a blunt pencil
someone with a lost ticket and a 4 oclock shadow
someone with a sticky wicket and gluey rice
someone with a bing bong device and a snuffle-cushion
someone who never uses the word misled
someone who likes sugar
someone who gets hotheaded yet has cold feet
someone whos axolotls are sean and colin
someone who left their keys on the bus
someone whos forgotten their combination
someones whos always standing in everybodys way at a party
someone who thinks men with gold chains are silly
someone who listens to the rain, cant you hear it pour
someone who likes raspberry but hates strawberry flavour
someone who wanders lonely as a cloud when they walk in the sun
someone who still hopes x-ray spex might work
someone who cant keep secrets
someone like you
someone else
thats what kind of person reads the time being

46 Responses to “what kind of person reads the time being *”

  1. avatar
    eek | 28 July 2008 at 11:01 pm #

    someone who names their kids after greek myths

    Does “name their cat after a Norse god” count?

    (I certainly hope so because Loki will be mighty damned pissed off if it doesn’t.)

    And I love the labels. 🙂

  2. avatar
    tim | 28 July 2008 at 11:02 pm #

    hamilton joe frank and reynolds…hmmm

    “don’t pull your love out on me baby”?

    late 60’s…early 70s me thinks

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    princey | 28 July 2008 at 11:23 pm #

    So I’m “in with the in crowd”!

    Do you fondle-y remember the “what kind of person reads Playboy?” list sk? I bet “someone who’s a wanna-be hippy-peacelovin’ musician” was one of them haha

    Have a good one,

  4. avatar
    Cita | 28 July 2008 at 11:43 pm #

    Loved what you wrote today.

  5. avatar
    heather | 28 July 2008 at 11:50 pm #

    sho nuff!


  6. avatar
    jax | 28 July 2008 at 11:50 pm #

    .someone who is generous, chews with their mouth closed and always asks permission before using the bing-bong device!

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 July 2008 at 12:43 am #

    i do believe that the decimal point,for the gw bushy grey sludgey matter,actually goes before the “1”.;) ;/ 🙂 {verrrrry scerrrry!}x

  8. avatar
    the dean | 29 July 2008 at 12:57 am #

    “Ever since our rough crusading forefathers first heard Constant in opal and met, to their contemptuous disgust, a society where everyone read and wrote, ate food with forks and preferred diplomacy to war, it has been fashionable to pass the Time Being readers by with scorn and to use their name as synonymous with decadence.”

    excerpt from “Derogatory use of the term “time being” 2108

  9. avatar
    Someone Somewhere | 29 July 2008 at 1:00 am #

    Someone who has not had a standard career path

    Someone who makes many mistakes but is often not mistaken

    Someone who has been to the brink and lived to tell the tale

    Someone who has been forgiven and now believes in forgiveness

    Someone who sees the paradox in everything

    Someone who is trying but not a try-hard

    Someone who believes that it’s the little things that count

    Someone who is broadminded but scatterbrained

    Someone who loves words, words, words

    Someone who is valuable in seeing the value in others

    Someone who can get emotional, mushy or worked up easily

    Someone who apreciates only finest music in ze world

    Someone who appreciates the humanity on this blog

    Someone a little bit ‘out there’

  10. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 29 July 2008 at 1:49 am #

    Someone who appreciates an animal loving vegan since 1972. Someone who appreciates a performer who plays at Cruelty Free Living Festivals. Someone who thinks The Church’s five best CD’s are beetter that the Beatles’s five best CDs. Someone who gradually appreciates the splendor of Heyday. Someone who refuses to kill and eat fish but drinks like a whale. Someone who still loves Macca, Chrissie, Morrissey and JB amongst others. Someone that knows The Time Being had a positive musical influence on Mae Moore. Someone who loves the Wilderness Of Monkeys and Vishnu in Bondhi and The Transmigration of Christ. Somebody who never takes a vacation from work or Zanax. Someone whose Irish-Polish-British Catholic. Someone who wants guns and slaughterhouses banned. Someone who likes Obama and respects McCain as a man. Someone who believes in the fall of man. Someone who is a man out of time. Someone who thinks animal abusers are spineless swines. Someone who prefers Whiskey over wine ! Someone who thinks Chicago has too much violent crime !

  11. avatar
    veleska1970 | 29 July 2008 at 2:27 am #

    ooooooo!!! i LOVE it when you post stuff like this. it’s fun and cheery and playful with a little bit of mischief thrown in.

    “someone who still hopes x-ray spex might work”
    never had a pair of these, but i’m someone who hopes their Magic 8-Ball will finally tell them the truth someday.


    lotza love……

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 July 2008 at 2:28 am #

    Oh my God…
    the greatness that is Hamilton, Joe Frank, and Reynolds.

    “Baby, baby…falling in love”

    Thanks for a tremendously good laugh Steven.
    That one hurt.

    Tampa, Fl

  13. avatar
    ross b | 29 July 2008 at 2:45 am #

    someone who wishes there were more days on windswept beaches

    lovely words today sk


  14. avatar
    linjo | 29 July 2008 at 3:24 am #

    You are the funniest silliest man Steve! love it, a great laugh today.
    Would ya really dong a minor bird? or get someone else to dong it?
    Reality shows – I have become addicted to Farmer wants a wife! (bit of a past fantasy!)
    Hey nice photo Veleska and an interesting one Brien. Yes hunting is deplorable, except when you see it on a David Attenborough show! Brien, apparently Daniel Johns is making an album with Luke Steele (have you heard The Sleepy Jackson, Personality? delicious album) Linda x

  15. avatar
    kat | 29 July 2008 at 4:28 am #

    just what is a sticky wicket? a dilemma? my brother always says, “thats a bit of a sticky wicket” or “that’s a kabuki”..

    so many someones, sk!

    nite, all..

  16. avatar
    ...being here, doing this... | 29 July 2008 at 5:47 am #

    "what kind of person reads the time being *

    please note : this idea is taken from the self-promoting ads"


    The kind of person that read TTB is the kind of person who'd love to support you not only by subscribing…but by buying the CDs and artworks from which you receive the most royalties yourself.

    There's nothing wrong with a little self promotion…especially when it informs and enlightens the reader with easy-access information as to which purchases will benefit TTB the most.

    Many readers (frequent and infrequent) may have no idea what percentage you get from various Church/Solo stuff etc….and I think it would be a great idea, in addition to listing the links to The Church, Karmic Hits and SK-art sites, to add permanent individual links to this blog for each album & new artwork , for example, where the royalites most benefit TTB

    You could call it the TTB Store…

    For example, you could list all the covers that appear here.. ….with direct links to where they can be purchased

    and the same with the most recent artworks, DVDs etc

    We wanna redress the imbalance so that real artists are rewarded for their work!

    But you gotta make it easy….real easy…just a couple of clicks and BANG! Sold!

    Too many clicks, too little info on where the money goes….and people hesitate, then leave and forget.

    This idea came to me when I saw Zukav’s new blog…

    TTB is about art, music and writing.

    Bring the art and music to the fore!

    It’s all from the same creative source…and deserves to share the same exposure as the writing.

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 July 2008 at 7:09 am #

    someone who smokes cigars and drives fast cars

  18. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 29 July 2008 at 7:11 am #

    “someone who wishes there were more nights traveling canoes w/ little lanterns”

    this one got me. i pictured it so clearly.the still water, the sound of the paddle, the fierce light of the moon. anyway…

    anathema: it has what we teachers call the “shwa” sound in it. Except you don’t even say “shwa”. This is how we trick small children who are learning to read. :/

  19. avatar
    verdelay | 29 July 2008 at 8:06 am #

    Whenever I read “misled” I always pronounce it “my-zld” in my head.

    As in “Gosh darn fuck it, Nancy, I’ve been my-zld again”

  20. avatar
    12str | 29 July 2008 at 8:36 am #

    thanks for giving me a fantastic start of the day… as usual


  21. avatar
    cita | 29 July 2008 at 10:26 am #

    Someone who brought home a statue of Mary holding flowers.
    Someone who paints magpies.
    Someone who hates the mention of a sausage roll.
    Someone who loves the colour orange.
    Someone who wears red shoes.
    Someone who likes to draw with a twig and black ink.
    Someone who sleeps in.
    Someone who talks cutsey talk to her cat.

  22. avatar
    ross b | 29 July 2008 at 11:06 am #

    ..and lovely words cita! (especially the cat bit!)

  23. avatar
    iseult | 29 July 2008 at 11:13 am #

    so it’s not mighzeld?

    oh dear

  24. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 29 July 2008 at 11:38 am #

    …someone who copped a 240 buck parking fine today…shit…
    what’s a snuffle cushion?
    love always…

  25. avatar
    fantasticandy | 29 July 2008 at 12:11 pm #

    hh………… much?????
    oh….i forgot aussie dollars,
    …..that’s still about 70 quid!
    the heartless ‘b’ who charged you is NOT the sort of person who reads TTB……

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 July 2008 at 12:27 pm #

    I’m nobody, so maybe I shouldn’t be reading this stuff.

  27. avatar
    woods | 29 July 2008 at 12:38 pm #

    I adore Halloween.

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 July 2008 at 12:40 pm #

    someone who lives off taxpayers $$ but don’t pay tax
    someone who sometimes begs. “Ya don’t have to donate but please do”.
    someone blowing hot air up own arse.
    someone who should think about Super as he will no doubt leave hapless wife and kids with zero
    someone who could do more

  29. avatar
    restaurant mark | 29 July 2008 at 12:52 pm #

    the decimal goes before the one…and that’s being gracious. and i do in fact collect oriental and african masks…among others, but there will be no calf modeling in my future however…too skinny. and i’ve got more of an eight o’clock shadow…but i definately love and read the time being!

    take care

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 July 2008 at 12:58 pm #

    lots of someones

  31. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 29 July 2008 at 2:23 pm #

    Someone who in 1990 was starving for exciting new music with
    personality and came across the video for Metropolis on swedish television. I found The Church very refreshing and exhilerating after having listened primarily to 70’s releases for about 3 years, because I simply couldn’t take in any more bad 80’s “fast food”-music. Obviously The Church had been around for some time at that point, but they were new to me and deciding to buy Gold Afternoon Fix is one of the best decisions I ever made. Disappointment. Still a favourite.
    Someone who bought Priest = Aura and realized I owned two of the best albums ever recorded. Paradox. Still a favourite.
    Someone who when buying Sometime Anywhere had no idea that by then The Church only consisted of Steve kilbey and Marty Wilson-Piper and found that he absolutely loved it, anyway. Day Of The Dead. Stille a favourite.
    Someone who bought Hologram Of Baal, ecstatic that his favourite band had returned to form after Magician Among The Spirits and Box Of Birds.
    Someone who bought After Everything Now This, thrilled that this was the best album by The Church since P = A. After Everything.
    Someone who could hardly believe that “Forget Yourself” turned out to be the best album by The Church…EVER.


  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 July 2008 at 3:12 pm #

    someone who’s waiting for a painkiller for themselves.

  33. avatar
    John | 29 July 2008 at 3:12 pm #

    “disempowering” is a word?

  34. avatar
    John | 29 July 2008 at 3:34 pm #

    About “Columbus” a few weeks ago…in which club was it composed?

    John Garratt

  35. avatar
    Cee | 29 July 2008 at 3:50 pm #

    …someone who finds a little porcelain Buddha in a brown box left on the street

  36. avatar
    Josh in Chicago | 29 July 2008 at 4:43 pm #

    Someone who owns stand-up comedy records for the ‘good conversation’
    Someone who always submits to the weather
    Someone who sneaks a handful of sliced pineapple in the middle of the night
    Someone who smiles and says hello
    Someone who accepts that the humidity will send your guitars all out of tune
    Someone who hates to forget but can’t remember
    Someone who makes their own coffee and irons their own clothes
    Someone who finds the varieties of hot sauce to be endless

    Someone with a crabby wife whose eight months pregnant and thinks the Church sound ‘spooky’

  37. avatar
    davem | 29 July 2008 at 6:14 pm #

    Someone who thinks $100 a year for access to the worlds greatest talent is the bargain of the century. Let’s all keep hitting the paypal.
    Josh..spooky is good isn’t it?

  38. avatar
    craig1.618 | 29 July 2008 at 6:42 pm #

    someone who sees lights in the sky

    the pleiadas cluster

    remembers the seven sisters

    and wonders when they’ll finally

    go home again

  39. avatar
    CSTCoach | 29 July 2008 at 7:28 pm #

    okay, i admit it, i bought the x-ray specs once. but they do work. you can see right through people’s souls. you’d be amazed how blurry they look.

    off to europe with scott for a multinational tour. he sends along his best regards to TTB. I look fwd to catching up here in a couple weeks. stay well, killa! and you fiendss too!

  40. avatar
    Anakki Mayhem | 29 July 2008 at 9:00 pm #

    someone who woke this morning freezing cold, read your blogge, enjoyed it lots, & wished there were volcanoes on her 'qld antarctica'… 😉

  41. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 July 2008 at 10:07 pm #

    Someone who’s X-Ray specs work just fine and is pleasantly surprised by the lot of you…

  42. avatar
    RA | 29 July 2008 at 10:44 pm #

    Hello old friend.

    I love Brigadoon, it’s my fave, closely followed by Carousel….



  43. avatar
    matt davison | 30 July 2008 at 12:34 am #


  44. avatar
    captain mission | 30 July 2008 at 2:53 am #

    Me To.
    Pesky machine elves stole my stash.

  45. avatar
    lily was here | 30 July 2008 at 11:35 am #

    Oh, and someone who knows who Tuesday Weld is 🙂


  46. avatar
    tim | 31 July 2008 at 1:03 am #

    oh i had a great day as wifey cleans out old car and finds long lost cassettes of starfish and gaf under the seat and they still sound great along with iron maiden, barenaked ladies, and leslie spit tree-o…my eight year old son prefers maiden…he is obsessed with anything scary maybe cause he was born on holloween but simultanously loves and hates to be scared.

    waiting for new post…


    still waiting..

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