posted on May 27, 2010 at 6:09 am

feeling very fucking frustrated
coz i made a little movie for you fools
and it times out when i try to upload it to blogger
even tho its only 22 mb
ive uploaded much bigger ones before
so you wont get to see “index” today
but ok
it is making me that much more satisfied
to have that excellent one stop sk shop
coming soon
real uncrushed videos not fracturing in pixellation
real interaction
i’m gonna open up the vaults (and the volts)
i’m gonna whip up a storm of stuff
its gonna be more direct than ever and forever
quality videos and music
blah blah blah blah blah
baby you gonna love
now one thing thats gonna make jump
is that your lousy luddite humble hero is finally
moving into serious home recording
slowly mastering the ins and ups
very soon
and if you love my music this should excite you
i will again be making music
that is 100% me
of course
you dont want 100% me 100% of the time
but its been a long time since remindlessness
thats when i last took the reins across the board
yes there were some guests
but it was me who decided everything
the record has its flaws
it is no abbey road
but its me
and no other person came between me n my music
now that the home recording limitations of 1989
have been blown skyway by macs n logic n blah blah blah
my next record will be pure me
i might ask ricky to play on it
itd be an honour if frank kearns did something too
patti hoods harp would be nice i think
but i’m gonna call the shots of what it all is
and i’m gonna record it and engineer it and mix it
so what you get will be pure kilbey
and thats a heady brew
and maybe some people aint ready for it
and never will be
but believe me
with todays technology and possibilities
i will begin a new era of unbelievable grooviness
because i have my modus operandi
and it will not fail
excellent music , i promise, by the end of the year
meanwhile the texans plot away
a website is taking shape out there somewhere
and guess what
the guys helping me with this are on my side
not doing it for the money at all
they are offering me their expertise
but they also have high aesthetic standards
thats why they dig the time being
i am gonna surprise ya
keep tuned
this will be a very good thing
lotsa music
lotsa vids
lotsa art
lotsa sk
fuck yeah
my word
in spades

44 Responses to “+”

  1. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 27 May 2010 at 10:15 am #

    fuck yeah i can't wait!!!!

    love always……

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 May 2010 at 10:50 am #

    this is great news…new SK album, new SK videos and music. Must start saving.

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    Anonymous | 27 May 2010 at 11:06 am #

    the new .com website, "for only a few bucks a week" You didn't mention new charge but of course it is coming. Say it ain't so Steve.

    Joe Jackson, Ohio

    PS. It isn't even live and yet you are already hawking like a whore. Is there anything left in this world that is pure art for the sake of art?

  4. avatar
    princey | 27 May 2010 at 11:12 am #

    OOOOH YEAH, I'm excited, bring it (all) on!!
    love Amanda

  5. avatar
    veleska1970 | 27 May 2010 at 11:13 am #

    i can't wait. 100% of your magic, 100% of the time!!

  6. avatar
    Richard | 27 May 2010 at 11:17 am #

    and that's not all…

  7. avatar
    steve kilbey | 27 May 2010 at 12:00 pm #

    hawking it like a whore, joe jackson…?
    actually the new web site will be as free as this
    no one has to pay anything
    i'd have reckoned after 30 years people know i aint in this just for the money…..
    tell me it is so

  8. avatar
    eek | 27 May 2010 at 12:09 pm #

    Blogger can be a pita to upload stuff to sometimes. Will enjoy seeing index when it does get uploaded.

    I am so excited about! I think it's going to be good for you and great for us! I can hardly wait. 🙂

    Other than Acoustic & Intimate, Remindlessness was the first of your solo albums that I heard. I remember be concerned by the various reviews I'd read calling it challenging and a difficult album to get into. So I kick back in my favourite chair, put on my headphones, turn on the cd player and hope I won't hate it too much.

    So the first song starts and I think "hmm" and as it continues I think "what the fuck???" And years later I have yet to figure out just why so many people consider this album difficult to get into. It's a grower in the sense that I like it more now than I did on that first listen, but I liked it right away. It's not typical mainstream music, but hell, if I wanted that I wouldn't be listening to you in the first place.

    So I'm definitely looking forward to hearing new pure Kilbey music!

  9. avatar
    eek | 27 May 2010 at 12:17 pm #

    whiny anon at 9:06 PM — do you get paid for your work?

    If so, what makes you think Steve shouldn't?

  10. avatar
    belfrank | 27 May 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    Way to get it wrong Joe! And anyway – if we derive so much enjoyment from the talent of an artist like SK, then why the hell shouldnt we give him something back?
    I hope you don't call everyone else you pay a whore.

  11. avatar
    Freddie | 27 May 2010 at 12:23 pm #

    Yay!! More good news!
    Still a lil' bummed out that you couldn't upload your vid tho'
    But I'm sure the website will be great and I look forward to hearing what you're cooking up in your home studio.

  12. avatar
    Broken Toys and Heros | 27 May 2010 at 12:56 pm #

    any chance u can put all ur stuff in one place…maybe call it something cool….STEVE"S PLACE or KILBEY'S GARAGE ??? It would be so helpful to all ur fans. Or …wait… i heard about something like that….somewhere


    any chance u can dig up the REFORMATION project and make it available for purchase. I heard it was?is frickin genius !!!

  13. avatar
    Broken Toys and Heros | 27 May 2010 at 12:58 pm #


    thought i should say something in ur defense,



  14. avatar
    bc | 27 May 2010 at 1:48 pm #

    fuck yeah
    a virtual k mart

  15. avatar
    cazziem | 27 May 2010 at 2:09 pm #

    All this news of the up and coming dot com just excites most of us to the core SK, and regardless of the sniping of Joe Jackson, I'm sure those of us who thrive on your imagination and creativity wouldn't give a flying f**k if we did need to subscribe – we'd be there as much for you SK as we would for ourselves.

    We don't all get the opportunity to get to gigs in Australia of America cos it's too far and for us Europeans, perhaps a tad too costly to do so, but hey a live SK
    gig on the net? I'd definitely book my seat for that!!!

    Oh, and having finally found time to take a few days off from work, what better way to enjoy five days of R & R than with my SK box set, which arrived this morning. yay!!!

  16. avatar
    haas414 | 27 May 2010 at 2:28 pm #

    this is awesome, as in, inspiring admiration.

    just got yer boxed set a few days ago, sk… one copy for me and one for my ex- who introduced me to yer art and fare. looking forward to what's next as well.

  17. avatar
    Ryan | 27 May 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    looking fwd to it druid. can't wait to see what you brew up over there in bondi all by yerself. remindlessness remains one of my favourites – bar none!

  18. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 27 May 2010 at 3:07 pm #

    If the talented SK had one-tenth the money AC DC members have, he would not have to do all this. He also has hundreds of readers that never donote. That being said, I prefer the alluring Unearthed over the surreal and existential Remindlessness. The latter is a full-blown trip !

  19. avatar
    evilren | 27 May 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    I really enjoyed this little site, but look forward to
    what Mr. Kilbey has in store with the new–we already
    know he is "all" in, so the technology end sounds
    very cool. At the time being, I don't know of any artists that provide the multi media Steve has here.
    Exciting times.


  20. avatar
    LF | 27 May 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    Ohio Joe,

    Until there is a global art tax, where everyone sets aside part of their income for government support of artists, people who write fiction, paint, make music, etc., need to sell their stuff. An artist's time is not free. It is greedy and careless of you to demand that it be so.

    West Virginia L

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 May 2010 at 4:31 pm #

    ahhhh….my mindlessness …been waiting since the needle lifted on the other one …a white panther named moses…

  22. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 27 May 2010 at 4:38 pm #

    Exciting news. I love Remindlessness, so bring it on. I'm ready.

    Best Regards


  23. avatar
    ASSMIDGET | 27 May 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    greta news. I beg you to keep your site dialup friendly such as basic html rather than a memory and bandwidth hog coded with fancy flash and java uselessness. low quality options for videos.

  24. avatar
    glynnisjohns | 27 May 2010 at 5:51 pm #

    I have been meaning to ask about your little jaunt to Texas and the knowledge gained therein from the boffins and high priests of LOGIC.

    As much as i love Remindlessness i would be chuffed if you put together another Unearthed. That record (in my humble opinion) hangs together the best. Not too hot, not too cold.
    the porridge was just right so saith goldielocks.

    Although there is an olde testament verse that belies the hot and cold statement and you did cover "The Song of Solomon".

    How about the gauzy,druggy ambiance
    of Narcossis with the pop sensibility of Unearthed?

    Carry on my wayward beane of olde Thyme Bein'!

    I await the coming of new choons!

    – glynnis = J.A. Jianuzzi

  25. avatar
    Bret Helm | 27 May 2010 at 6:08 pm #

    There ain't othing wrong with promoting your new site. More power to you, Steve. Looking forward to it.

  26. avatar
    kathleen | 27 May 2010 at 8:13 pm #

    Pure Kilbey – love the sound of that!

  27. avatar
    cocoamo | 27 May 2010 at 10:23 pm #

    Dear Steve:

    I, too am gorging on my new box set. Thanks for putting these together for us!

    Must admit, even though some people consider vegans people who only partake of healthy food, that my self-proclaimed 97% vegan status includes Pepsi. I Like the sweet, like the bubbles, but particularly the burn on the back of the throat especially in a nicely carbonated fountain Pepsi.

    Now that I have some of the solo albums by Peter and Marty (and you), I have to say that while Peter and Marty's work is very competent, they both lack the burn that you are able to produce. Same goes for some of the other people who write music for your lyrics.

    However, to me, there is nothing better than when your three guitars are going full tilt, so if you can layer your guitar so it sounds like that, I'd be like a pig in the mud (speaking of unfortunate analogies, but so accurate). Harps, violins, trumpets, piano would all add ambience, but the guitars man…they are the cake for your semisweet, rich dark chocolate frosting voice.

    Beware of the voice machines that make your voice perfect–after watching the second season of Glee, I can't even stand it. You have a wonderful voice and it would lose its that poignant, yearning, cynical, velvet mix that only you can deliver.

    I'm 100% in favor of you making all the decisions! Really really really looking forward to whatever you come up with. Hope it will be available in CD form for us dinosaurs who like to be able to hold them in our hands.

    It is so wonderful to hear such an enthusiastic tone. After the long long tour, it takes a while to regain your footing, I think?

    Your friend in Pennsylvania

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 May 2010 at 11:58 pm #

    You r a busy boy! It's all a happening, looking forward to it.
    Maybe throw a gig or 2 in as well, been a long time since a solo gig.
    Keep up the good work!

    Peace & love

  29. avatar
    FRANCIS | 28 May 2010 at 12:24 am #

    Great news. Remindlessness is still in my top 10 all time albums…so bring it on..

  30. avatar
    Michael W. | 28 May 2010 at 1:01 am #

    Thanks for the dig at AC/DC, Brien. I never get tired of anyone bad mouthing those dorks (I once stated that "AC/DC sucks" at work only to be tackled and have my ankle blown out which didn't help change my opinion of 'em).

    I can't wait for the new site. Though my bank account may suffer (and my wife won't be to keen), I'll do my best to throw heaps of money at you, Steve!

  31. avatar
    ed in fl | 28 May 2010 at 1:13 am #

    Please make it flash free so I can view it on my iPad and iPhone. Thank you.

    Ed in fl

  32. avatar
    Shawn El | 28 May 2010 at 2:02 am #

    On the note of your records I've really been enjoying the SK/MK album. The austere and trimmed-down production really lends something to your vocal performance; it opens a whole new dimension in your repertoire IMO. I hope you can do more things like this – I class it in the same camp as great lost records like Isidore and Refo.

  33. avatar
    Steven Krut | 28 May 2010 at 2:24 am #

    Looking forward to your new site. I have a home studio, too, but probably more interesting stuff will come out of yours. Just a guess…

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 May 2010 at 3:14 am #

    Gertrude Stein: …a rose is a rose is a rose.

    most people never understood what she was really saying.

    It appears you do!

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 May 2010 at 3:43 am #


    You fucking deserved every cent i paid for anything you ever made.

    Your work is priceless

    and there aint no faults with remindlessness

    Looking forward to the future of the time being


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    Melquiades | 28 May 2010 at 5:02 am #


  37. avatar
    Mary | 28 May 2010 at 5:16 am #

    hell yeah, cant wait !!!

  38. avatar
    the dean | 28 May 2010 at 5:55 am #

    I am constantly amazed that some people begrudge the kilbey from making a few bucks. did michaelanglo paint the sistine chapel gratus – I think not unless his manager ripped him off!
    May wealth and health be with you.

  39. avatar
    Javier | 28 May 2010 at 6:15 am #

    Remindlessness is one of the few double albums in rock history that has no filler in it. It should be compulsory for all music lover.

  40. avatar
    davem | 28 May 2010 at 6:27 am #

    VERY exciting news!

  41. avatar
    Jasperina | 28 May 2010 at 6:49 am #

    Delighted to hear your creative plans for the website. Especially love the thought of more magic music with Patti Hood and her harp.

  42. avatar
    eek | 28 May 2010 at 7:27 am #

    Like the new profile photo. 🙂

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 May 2010 at 12:24 pm #

    hey joe fuckin jaxsasses son …is she reallt goin out wit you?

  44. avatar
    Ellen | 28 May 2010 at 4:18 pm #

    EXCELLENT! Great new! You deserve good things, Steve. I was getting excited just reading your blog today. It all sounds good indeed!

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