posted on September 8, 2009 at 10:29 am

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  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 September 2009 at 11:39 am #

    SK09 –

    Yes, yer back man. You've been w/ us all along.

    When Thomas Wolfe published "Of Time and the River", he had to get the fugg out of the States, b/c he didn't want to read the dribble from the critics. Wolfe remains a fixture, the critics are dead.

    And Kerouac. He got panned. He turned into the bitter drunk. But now, his first editions sell for thousands. Thousands.

    And Dylan. The critics now all appear as fools. He will throw his Christmas album in their faces and dare them to criticize it.

    Please get back On the Road, back to the States. Play your old stuff, your new stuff, it's all right by me.

    Wilfred Paradise

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    Hellbound Heart | 8 September 2009 at 11:41 am #

    if that isn't a 'fuck off' to all the doofuses who come on here sprouting bullshit than i don't know what is…..

    get the message now?

    love always…..

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    linjo | 8 September 2009 at 11:42 am #

    Hello dear Steve,
    I am sure you have missed me, pft.
    Anyway, I think that the missing ingredient in alot of today's persons, is accountability. Yes dear, accountability. Let us all blame someone else for what goes wrong in our lives instead of taking stock and seeing where we fucked up. This is where your 'mate' is coming from. It is easy to do now in the legal sense. As for the police, I have a great deal of regard for them and I think it is about time that they were able to go back to the days of a little bit of a touch up for disrespect ie grabbing someone by the ear and kicking them up the arse. Softly softly is screwing society. Best wishes to you. Linda xxx

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    Anonymous | 8 September 2009 at 11:52 am #

    Perhaps you should lay off the weed man.
    You are losing your mojo.

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    steve kilbey | 8 September 2009 at 12:14 pm #

    what is a weed…?
    merely a flower whose virtue has not yet been discovered…

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    Anonymous | 8 September 2009 at 1:02 pm #

    Anonymous at 9:52. Oh how I wish you could write something more creative. Anonymous, you are so boring. So lost. So sad. So in need of help. So in need of someone to listen to you. So in need of something to do – obviously. I wish you could do something really creative… but all you can do is write childish comments on someone else's blog. Boring.

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    A. Kite | 8 September 2009 at 1:28 pm #

    Detractors, compatriots…different polarities, to be sure. But they both stoke the same fires that shape your continuum.

    So I do understand, on an intellectual and philosophical level, why you allow (most of) the anon-tripe here.

    The critics have only strengthened you. That’s the irony. They can’t kill The Killer. And what the jealous nongs hate the most is that – like with Neil Young, Robyn Hitchcock and all the others who could care less and simply follow their God-given Muses – you’ve become bullet-proof, SK.

    Ps. “Why… are-you-still-here” … Great. It’s like an infectious song hook, playin’ in my head…

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    Mary | 8 September 2009 at 1:38 pm #

    anon (why are you still here) really answer that question!?


  9. avatar
    CSTCoach | 8 September 2009 at 2:03 pm #

    Kilbey on Yoga

    Three page interview, starts on page 40.

  10. avatar
    bc | 8 September 2009 at 2:22 pm #

    fantastic …

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    cazziem | 8 September 2009 at 2:39 pm #

    Firstly, I want to applaud you for having the strength and character for publishing the good, the bad and the ugly comments. So, BRAVO Mr K, you certainly addressed your resident imbecile’s issues, carps and crap today! Although having read the negative comment from the person known only as Anon, this moron probably won’t even realise due to having the brain the size of an amoeba!

    When I first watched/read today’s blog, I initially thought – why is SK wasting his time and energy on this prick? But I then realised, that no matter how you look at it, this person is as faithful to you and TBB as those of us that visit daily because we care, get inspiration and enjoy the products of your ever expanding talents. How else would he/she be able to comment on things about you and the church from years ago??? I have to say though that your effort maybe in vain, because according to the pattern of comments, if they’re made by the same dolt, then it looks as though he/she can’t read and is using voice recognition to put they're comment on!!!

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    Ellen | 8 September 2009 at 2:47 pm #

    Music critics, for the most part, seem to be bitter wanna-be musicians. Since they neither had the drive and/or talent, they become "critics" in order to massage their ego. Meh…

    Anyway, I had a crazy dream about you last night. I think it had something to do with those photos you posted yesterday…

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    Anonymous | 8 September 2009 at 3:01 pm #

    Just keep doing it. You've been making the music you've wanted to make all along, so who really cares? Everyone wants to be adored and adorned by everybody. Things is, good reviews don't seem to sell record and bad reviews don't seem to not sell records.
    Fuck'em. You haven't made your masterpiece yet.

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    Anonymous | 8 September 2009 at 3:08 pm #

    Fucking brilliant clip SK! "Ninnies who have attached themselves to the arts instead of doing it themselves".

    It's very easy to sit and critique but never create.

    Which begs the question, "Why are you still hear??!!!"

    BTW, the new songs from the last couple of days were great…and I am an old fan…

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    Anonymous | 8 September 2009 at 3:34 pm #

    A weed is like a Conservative – it chokes the life out of other species because it cannot abide anything but its own kind. Bit like Kilbo with anybody who offers a contrary opinion.

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    robertmadore | 8 September 2009 at 3:52 pm #

    These people's only creativity is based on getting reaction. Blaming out. Antagonizing. They're cowards. I've known a few!
    Can you imagine how uncreative you would have to be to try and suck off of someone else's creativity by making ridiculous and insulting comments in their forum??
    They're the type of people who are still blaming mommy and daddy for how they were "wronged" in childhood. Alway's the critic…my 2 pence.

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    pennybridge | 8 September 2009 at 6:53 pm #

    I was just about to write something
    about creativity and the lack of it.
    About how we can build it up and destroy it.
    About my students (very creative, but not always in the way I want!)
    About criticising and feedback.

    But now that i´ve read anon at 9.52
    i suddenly lost my creativity …

  18. avatar
    Martin | 8 September 2009 at 7:18 pm #

    This is great!

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    Anonymous | 8 September 2009 at 7:34 pm #

    critics thrive on your wriggles, you have a lot of energy mr. kilbey. do not repeat do not let the bastards grind you down and use up yer chi,kindness humour etc. lots of love from rainy autumn eveneing in glasgow. Have you seen any of the Wallander stuff existential scandinavian angst meets Inspector Morse top notch stuff. Its on the Beeb here at the moment..checkout the swedish guy he's cooler than kenneth Brannar. DONT RISE TO THE BAIT OF THOSE WHO DITRACT. I know you put a lot of effort in tothis blogg the films have been inspired.

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 September 2009 at 7:43 pm #

    good vibes your way..


    chin up for god queen and country we can't give gerry the upper hand

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    EDD | 8 September 2009 at 7:51 pm #

    Fuck them Steve. I'm afraid of critisism. When I hear an artist such as yourself saying "go for it" I get excited beacuse you're right. Fuck 'em! I get tired of thinking "people will hate this". Why should we care? But we do.

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    lisa | 8 September 2009 at 8:05 pm #

    Why are you giving this boring freaking headcase so much attention?! Don't you know that he is smiling, sweating, while he plays with his limp little pud as he basks in your angst? If you show him even a tiny morsel of attention he will feed on it forever.
    YOU ARE IN CHARGE of giving him a voice –it's YOUR blog! Just hit "delete" and you send him away.
    You are beautiful Steve. You are an AMAZING artist. You give and receive so much love. Lose this bozo, and revel in the love and admiration of the rest of us who adore you! C'mon!!


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    eek | 8 September 2009 at 8:16 pm #

    "what is a weed…?
    merely a flower whose virtue has not yet been discovered…

    But, but…I thought weed's virtue was well known! 😉

    I loved the "good lord" at the end. That would certainly send me scurrying for the hills if you directed it my way! The scorn in that was amazing!

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    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 8 September 2009 at 9:00 pm #

    Steve, why do you even care about what your detractors say? Why do you always seem to respond to negative criticism as opposed to all of the praise? We are many, who are so appreciative of what you do, always looking forward to your next project.

  25. avatar
    davem | 8 September 2009 at 9:14 pm #

    They don't like it up 'em, sk.
    Safe trip to melby olde bean.

  26. avatar
    steve kilbey | 8 September 2009 at 9:24 pm #

    i know you "positive" guys wish i wood just ignore
    the negative ninnies
    but imagine
    if people were calling you
    "sad" n "pathetic"
    for posting a pic
    of yerself playing
    a fucking guitar!!!??
    on yer own blog!!!!??
    i guess i have a thing about being insulted
    in such a way
    i challenge my detractors
    to show themselves
    to post their songs
    or whatever
    they incense me
    like mosquitoes
    buzzin' in yer ear when
    you tryin' to sleep
    thanks for all the good vibes n love

    comin' back atcha!

  27. avatar
    glynnisjohns | 8 September 2009 at 9:29 pm #

    Ah, don't let the bastards grind ya' down.

    More toplessness and songs!


  28. avatar
    steve kilbey | 8 September 2009 at 9:57 pm #

    you got it baby!

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 September 2009 at 10:12 pm #

    what a fuckin crybaby you are kilbey, jesus

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    Tim_G | 8 September 2009 at 10:29 pm #

    ninnies or nonce
    it don't amount to much
    like a bad song
    that stays in your head
    these detractors are like
    celine dion singing
    'the fart will go on forever'
    ubiquity being their only means
    to existing
    for the sake
    of existing
    ninnies are the master (or mistress)of permanent mediocrity
    leeches that try to suck
    the life out of others
    they are the flies or mozzies
    that keep buzzing
    no matter how often you swat
    ignore them
    they will (eventually) go away
    whither and die
    in that corner of life
    that no one bothers to look
    that is all they deserve
    the ninnies have not only
    got you riled
    but has us other faithful
    writing about him too
    we should ALL ignore the twat
    SK you know you have our support

  31. avatar
    princey | 8 September 2009 at 10:51 pm #

    Oh no!, you know this person lives in Melby and is going to be at the gig tomorrow night don't you sk?????

  32. avatar
    Freddie | 8 September 2009 at 11:31 pm #

    Aye, aye!
    Toplessness and songs!
    and dancing too!

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 September 2009 at 11:52 pm #

    know this feeling
    oh yes
    I know this feeling

    thankyou for airing this
    wasteland of creative human activity

    the dumb critic
    their down on human expressive

    searching the net for something to pick at

    you should just not read that stuff
    hard when the desire to understand what other humans are on about is ever present
    theres this cruelness in the gen y
    they want fame and will destroy
    others to take what they reckon is rightfully theirs

    thats what is mailed off to me daily
    Just glad you are throwing it off
    As its destroyed me a bit (ok a lot at times)

    good to see you, anyway

  34. avatar
    Brian A | 9 September 2009 at 12:09 am #

    I for one am glad you are still here. So glad that I bought tickets to see you in DC knowig that I couldn't get to the show cause I wanted to support the band. I also have a print of yours hanging in in my foyer because I'm glad you are still here. In fact I'm so glad you're here that I can't wait for the next magically poetic creation you release. Go forth and create wise sage.

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 September 2009 at 1:00 am #

    I never met an englishman that wasn't a total pussy like our hero kilbey

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 September 2009 at 1:01 am #

    I forgot to ask, is your vagina itchy Steve?

  37. avatar
    steve kilbey | 9 September 2009 at 1:26 am #

    1 did you ever meet cat stevens…he isnt a pussy
    2 i forgot to answer, is your jealousy unending, ninny?



  38. avatar
    Jasperina | 9 September 2009 at 2:05 am #

    You gotta always just go on and do your thing regardless. The process of creating a song… fascinating to read your thoughts especially liked to read how much you love it…truly inspiring. Oh and the shirt off…well lets just say its fine by me..

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    ynoT iccuP | 9 September 2009 at 2:19 am #

    drops in a bucket
    rain parade
    the glitter whorls
    in your wake

    really dug this one, sk
    nice to see you enjoying
    the video software

    "If you truly expect to realize your dreams, abandon the need for blanket approval. If conforming to everyone else's expectations is the number one goal, you have sacrificed your uniqueness and, therefore your excellence." – Hope Solo

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    Anonymous | 9 September 2009 at 4:13 am #

    Dear Anon – would love to read your blog – maybe the days spent in your mother's basement… I'm dying to know more about your creative exploits…

    An empty can makes the most noise…

    Please SK – ignore this once and for all – delete all future posts by this guy. It's hollow noise.

  41. avatar
    adina | 9 September 2009 at 5:55 am #

    ur voice

    yea…ur voice.


  42. avatar
    Mary | 9 September 2009 at 6:08 am #

    OMG anon go get a fucking life you low life pos, dont you have anything better to do MY GOD, i wish there was some sort of a ignore button you could actually use to ignore that user for good, JESUS go away dude, you really need to get laid! you are in need of some affection man damn!

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    Freddie | 9 September 2009 at 12:59 pm #

    Anon at 11:00 and 11:01
    Good grief! I’m no authority on slang but if pussy means mentally weak (not sure how having a vagina figures into that) but if it does you need to stop and take a look yourself! There you are safe in your secret place behind your bold anonymous title with your hidden gripe biting and screaming like a toddler on a sugar high who’s been denied some trinket or privilege. Unfortunately, unlike that toddler you’re not getting over it and on with your life. Posting anonymous barbed bites and blurbs on someone’s blog doesn’t exactly scream to the world that you’ve got much (insert proper macho slang here).

    I mean, really “WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE?”

  44. avatar
    veleska1970 | 9 September 2009 at 1:16 pm #

    go get 'em, killer!!

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    plumlady | 9 September 2009 at 11:33 pm #

    I'm actually amuzed by anon's comments because I find them very pathetic; but perhaps that's what he needs to survice; perhaps this blog is ALL he lives for. I only wish that SK could expose his true identity because there are so many anons on here; never know if it's "him".

    I agree with the more toplessness and music and talking and writing…bring it on! And wouldn't it be wonderful if SK could be here in the states more often, Kansas City or not….he's always a day brigtener. I guess the blog is the next best thing to being with him live even if it isn't a performance, this is art in the making.

    Love you…always have (well since like 1982 or something).

  46. avatar
    lily was here | 10 September 2009 at 7:45 am #

    Just look on him as amusement. There's one or two in every village. You must be quite important to this person to warrant their ongoing adoration and like the other person said, it can make you stronger. (guess I'm one of the positive people). Besides he is one and we are many 🙂

    love xoxo

    ps here here glynnis!

  47. avatar
    booshboy | 10 September 2009 at 4:39 pm #

    he means 'mangina', anyway!

  48. avatar
    Christopher | 12 September 2009 at 4:57 am #

    You know you are saying the Emperor has no clothes, you are right on track here. The video is very cool

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    Anonymous | 13 September 2009 at 12:36 pm #

    fuck the critics,its true what they say about em,not enough talent to do it themselves. i mean we got the N.M. fucking E over spouting shit like how great Florence and The Machine are! they're trite shite,both of em! no band comes close to THE CHURCH and as for that fuckwit who keeps piping up on the comments,ive no idea what kind of englishmen he's meeting but ive met his sort in real life plenty of times,i just put em in hospital,job done! they dont spout off anymore after that 🙂


  50. avatar
    William | 13 September 2009 at 12:49 pm #

    Why I'm still here…

    I enjoy your ability to entertain me

    I'm inspired by your music and word – and now visual entertainment too

    may you continue to do what you do – for those who do not like your work they need to move on…degrading your efforts in a way for them to ride your coat tails.

    Thank you for all you do – keep it up!

    cheers from Maine

  51. avatar
    critique | 17 September 2009 at 4:49 am #

    by k.p. buk

    any serious critique
    is serious


    the language
    of critique is quite formal

    words are chosen

    the critic must be
    well informed

    or is subject
    to criticism

    critique is charged
    with intent

    and desire

    there must be
    a guiding principle

    even still

    a critique
    without criticism

    the highest
    art of critique

    words excruciatingly


    every word


    honesty, insight,

    say a thing

    is to be
    a thing

    it is

    the reason

  52. avatar
    Midnight Toker | 21 September 2009 at 6:34 am #

    The Church and Steve Kilbey are still here after 30 years because they have been around longer than ALL of the critics that have wished them well or harm over those same 30 years…That's WHY Steve and the gang are still here…30 years later! It's not the anlysis of the critics that keep the music flowin', it's the interpretation of the listener who enjoys that one defining aha moment…then, BAM!

    I took that video as Steve actually telling us "Why he is still here, along with The Church too…" because they rule and small ants (aka critics) like you will not crush our empire, but we will step over you and move on…doesn't matter what you (the ants or aka critics) say or do, we (SK & The Church) will always be here whether you like it or not!? Building that Empire while the ants build small holes that will wash away someday or get stepped on, BAM!


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