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For those awaiting their book orders, please hang tight, we have finally received the shipment from the book sellers warehouse after a lengthily wait. Your orders will be shipped out this week. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and are working to get them to you ASAP. The Time Being.

HuDost/SK ‘The Word Is….’

The new HuDost/SK collaboration (with special guest Jon Anderson) is being released March 17th. Preorder the digital download at the link below, physical copies are available at upcoming church gigs this US tour, and at HuDost's shows.

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unnamed-2North American Further/Deeper 2015 tour dates here . See you next week!

something-quite-peculiar-360x560You asked for it so it’s here…. We are now stocking SK’s memoirs ‘Something Quite Peculiar’, shipping WORLDWIDE. Every book signed by SK, and any personal dedication you may desire…


coverTaking it in, listening it in, reading it in Mercator Projection

unearthed whiteNEW to the ‘The Time Being’ shop. Steve Kilbey guitar plectrums in celluloid/medium 0.71mm. 5 picks for $10. Limited edition collectors item (only 20 of each style available) Click here to view.


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.

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posted on April 25, 2015 at 10:48 pm
rain of terra

rain of terra

wind whipped droplets tiara crested

hawklike hailstoned in a hidden house

carousing with some bird

i knock at the bass drum as if a heartbeat

small voices escape from it like sighs and whispers

in the backwoods symphony of autumn that falls

my wandy stick emanating mana oh my tremble feather

tree topping hills in 1950s rain

i look out from my branch deep in the may emporium

in my white and ruffled room like tabby ochre

kitty claude all nailed damasked and frozen inner sky

i under land the plain

half human fuller gain

black dove on white sky

my arrows arcs towards it on the fly

i apprehend your pain as waves thru a devices membrane

in the bolero readings of my spanish uke

fluking a wail

i sing of summergone days



previous entries

triumphant herald
new deluge
#4 or what martin and i did next
dysphoric fragments from a black lake
somebody i never actually knew
bringing it all back home and garden
rocking all over the whirled
roam inner day