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cd-coverArt, Man & Technology now available for download. From April 1 to June 1, 2009, Steve had an exibition at the 15 Minutes Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA. Labeled “A Total Immersion Experience,” the exhibition consisted of 19 original paintings to be viewed while listening to an accompanying 19-track CD of Steve’s music and spoken word narration. This box set was $50 and available as a limited release. This is the 19 track download available now for your listening pleasure.

skrp*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!

addendaone 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.

miscNew 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 markSteve 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.

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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.

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posted on April 8, 2014 at 9:49 pm

sprook it boyo

a few years back i had my second art show in pittsburgh USA

the thing was that were paintings and there was a little poem for each one

although many are not little poems as i have rambled on and on

i reached into each fucking painting and i wrenched the poem right out it

and then i recited or chanted them or half sung them to a bunch of ambient tracks

until now these tracks were only available as a box set containing post card sized prints

the boxes were individually handmade by our own holly

if you have a box set look after it they are now scarce

i dont even have one myself anymore

i wonder where it is..?

anyway we decided to make the poems available as a 20 dollar download

with 19 tracks bursting with wonderful poetry thats good value you poetry fiends

poems rambling and roaming all over my psyche like a herd of phantom buffalo

daydreaming out loud this is automatic and manual labour of love

this stuff here is like me whispering all this stuff in yer ear

as if i was actually here

the words are divinely inspired a little tired

divinely insipid hellishly tepid

the words fall out of your sky

but you hear them first hear

a must for all fans of all ages and all errors

poetry that will have zebras changing their stripes

leopards in tight spots will cheat a bit

the poetry written by stars and jaguars recited by the rain

poetry for every time and place

the grapevine rag

a wags guide to words

my poetry streams out around me like tendrils in ethers

it will fly to you across the internet

a column will change somewhere

and then the poetry unleashed flying out from me here

to you there it wings its way with winged words

juicy austerity i juggle the paradox of our lives

i decide which poem live and die

i in my poem coming through the wires to tell you something

poetry on tap got poetry if you really want it

sexy sad poems about tigers in cities away in a jungle

yes theres buddha theres daddy theres lou lou theres tiger

lonely city where are you with a love so rare and true?

forget the old testament

this is the brand new testimonial

my own arc of the cover-note

see me free the music from my bass and hear me declaim it hear

poems for the future or poems of the colourfast past

dream poem reverie severing real life

beneath the thin veneer of poet i am a peruvian which doctor

and the thousand eyes of the night are fluttering and bugging out

my poems now come to you of their own accord

breeding poetic thoughts in your fertile feverish mind

here as a true poet

here is a true poet hear

hymn to old school new school

the travelling poems of paintings themselves in cognito ergo sum

poetry to baffle you and hassle you and ignore you when you want it

poetry you could have waited for and never heard before

you will love it you will want it you will have to have it!

why why why are you way way way waiting

hot poetry going so cheap i wonder how they can write em for just over a dollar each

wow poetry so good and well made

the beauty and all that stuff will probably never fade

poetry get it now here hear!


previous entries

i dont like the old testament
lens n burrows
archeologist in future digs
further thoughts on miscellanaea/ whispers in the static
the wicked spirit


Random Quote

if our life lacks a constant magic, it is because we choose to observe our acts and lose ourselves in consideration of their imagined form instead of being impelled by their force. no matter how loudly we clamor for magic in our lives, we are really afraid of pursuing an existence entirely under its influence and sign. — antonin artaud, excerpted from “the theater and it’s double”