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*NEWSFLASH* Special guest announcement - “Steve Kilbey and Mark Gable – Discover Australia” are very pleased to announce they have none other than former church drummer RICHARD PLOOG joining them for this ONE OFF special tour. Steve and Mark are honoured and excited to have Richard along for these shows, its been 25 years since SK and RP shared the stage (spoiler alert – setlist includes Choirboys and Church songs). You WON’T want to miss it!
The Time Being has some new arrivals in the shop we’d like to share with you. We’re now offering TTB gift cards - the gift for all occasions. And we have some SK originals for sale, note these items are located in Sydney, Australia and are framed. They can be moved from the frame for lowered shipping, please email us to discuss.
New release from SK. Available 5th Feb. ‘Miscellanaea – Whispers In The Static’ consists of bits and pieces collected between 2011 and 2013 – including instrumentals, commissioned songs, submissions, soundtracks, fragments and ambient pieces.
Steve Kilbey and Mark Gable – Discover Australia – A Stumble Through Australian Pop History. Australian popular music is as good if not better than any other popular music in the world. Steve Kilbey (The Church) and Mark Gable (Choirboys) will prove beyond any doubt, that this is the case as they stagger, sing, crash and STUMBLE through every decade of the greatest pop and rock music that helped shape these 2 Aussie icons. Over the years Steve and Mark have created some Aussie music history themselves. So now it’s time for them to embrace, expose and tell the stories of all the local music by other Australian icons who they love. It’s funny, it’s rude, it’s tragic and exciting. Ronnie Burns, The Group, The Easybeats, Daddy Cool, Paul Kelly, The Bee Gees just to name a few that Steve and Mark will drag through the bushes backwards. If you love Australia you will love Discover Australia (A Stumble Through Australian Pop History) Starring Steve Kilbey and Mark Gable.
Book here for Central Coast Lizottes – Thursday, 6 March 2014.
Book here for Newcastle Lizottes – Saturday, 8 March 2014.
Book here for Dee Why Lizottes – Sunday, 9 March 2014.
Book here for Canberra Smiths Alternative – Saturday, 15 March 2014.
Consisting of 2 hours 55 mins worth of performances, interviews and general horsing around. Gathered from Jack Frost’s (Kilbey from ‘The Church’ and Grant McLennan from ‘The Go-Betweens’) one and only US tour just after the release of their first album. Contains no nudity, but much bad language and drug references. Click here to download.
Steve’s short film ‘The Comeback’ by the lovely Bernadette Keys is now available for digital download. Click here to purchase. Steve stars as former teen idol Bobby Birdhouse in this hilarious and heartwarming short film. Bobby has lived in obscurity for many years after being booed off at Funbury 72 during a bout of stage fright. Many flashbacks later he is invited to headline at small-time rock festival Woodrock. Will Bobby get back in the game or will he fly the coop once more? Its seems old friend and roadie Snake (Sam Sejavka) may be the only one to save the day… if he can stay awake that is.
a seer with impaired visions
a corrupt trumpet of half truth
an anterior temple hidden in the rain
the dripping trees the ripening grapes
the murmuring clowns waiting in the garden
the machine like chirp of the birds outside said verlaine
the hieroglyph inflicted on the pond water skin is in Gentian blue
the stain of the pattering rain is pierced through the hide inside the water
the undulating curve of the sunken arc submerged in shallow pool
the arrows of the deluge infused with confusion and disinclusion
the spears and lances who took your advances for retreat
in afternoons of salted caramel sanded rock and road
the drizzle of autumns second day swallowed up everything
and we sleep
beauty should be convulsive, or not at all —