posted on March 1, 2013 at 3:42 pm
rain i dont mind

rain i dont mind

putting up a new blog

but nothing much to say

been doing some interesting work

had a few things to sort out which maybe are sorted now

life is bizarre

a slender thread holding us all here

i have much on horizon

some tv some live stuff

some of this n some of that

and a bit extra on the side

greg dulli has been in sydney writing songs with me indeed

we certainly have got some good stuff

it is has been a great productive time

 

the comments wars rage on :

i write a free blog with no strings attached

the same old couple of complaining blokes..

again i ask: why stay around to complain?

please depart with my blessings !

i guess most of the people here like my stuff

why hang around hammering the point?

it only indicates the intensity of your own obsessions

that you rail against the old geeza you once loved….but now….?

you have been slighted by your former hero…my my how sad it is?

you bought all his records to “support” him too….

so the sensible thing is to go your separate ways, right?

unfortunately this is my blog

you tend to forget that

so you must go off elsewhere i suppose

off to anonymity where no one will read your tawdry predictable vitriol

let me re-iterate again:

you can sign any name you like to your infatuations gone wrong

but i know who you are and where you live by virtue of the IP address

its not like the old blog on gmail

this one can let me see exactly where the stuff originates

handy, huh?

normally i wouldnt bother to check

why would it interest me that someone came from ,say, pensacola FLA?

nonetheless things must be slow down there

even if you drive to atlanta and back (say)

anyway i love my mugs

they are big and impressive and ive heard nothing but good things

whats wrong with bags and mugs merch ?i ask

beatles stones zepplin they all got it

so the mugs stay and the obsessive ninnies go i say

maybe to not print their tiresome twaddle anymore…?

dont give them a place to air their melodramatic imaginary grievances ?

no i shouldnt anymore…

many have written to me privately and asked me to refrain from printing their bilge

yet i have been mindful of always showing the downsides of things

the downsides of drugs? addiction! ruin! the downsides of music? deafness. record company ripoffs.

the downside of fame and adulation?

well here they are

now hopefully departed

not even reading these words they have already gone into that good night, havent they?

havent they?

i bet we aint really seen the end of em tho

(sigh) (yawn)

NO PEEKING NOW BOYS!!!

oh ha ha ha ha ha ha ha HA!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

59 Responses to “a new blog for gods sake”

  1. avatar
    Crasher | 1 March 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    you old thing you.

  2. avatar
    Virginia Gordon | 1 March 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    Most of the people like your stuff. Maybe we don’t always get around to saying how much. That’s what long term fans do. Don’t make themselves visible. You craft the words, weave the magic, tell the stories, share the truth. Thank you.

  3. avatar
    surrealeskimo | 1 March 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    Jealousy. Turns people into ugly trolls. To dull to have a blog of their own that anyone in their right mind would read so they have to hijack others.

    • avatar
      Angus J | 1 March 2013 at 6:36 pm #

      Just to say Steve: I’ve never commented here before, have been a fan for 20 years. It is strange how the internet has changed the way that we interact with our musical heroes. In the late 80s and early 90s you were the distant gods upon whom the fan could project his / her fantasies. Today you are more accessible. This aspect has both advantages and disadvantages.

      The downside is that these negative comments from disgruntled fans have nothing to do with the music. For this reason they are an utter waste of time. They are entirely irrelevant to me, since the main thing I am interested in is the music, nothing else.

      You’re probably a lovely guy, I have never met you, but I have no overwhelming desire to do so because for me the music is all that matters. You have given me years of pleasure and insight through your words and music, that is all I want from an artist. I do not understand these fans who conflate the personality of the artist with the art. Apparently Picasso was not such a nice guy – but who cares? He’s a a great painter.

      It’s the art that matters in the long run. The rest is just electronic noise in the blogosphere and I ignore it entirely. Please keep making the music that delights us!

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        Anonymous | 1 March 2013 at 9:34 pm #

        Beautifully spoken. If that’s your one post then you could retire now with a Bradman average.

        The point you make about the difference between the art and the artist is spot on.

        I am a fan and a friend of SK. And they are very different pursuits.

        Loving what he does is easy (that’s why most of us came here in the first place after all).

        Liking him involves letting go of the inevitable preconceptions and seeing him for who and what he is.

        Which is a very human human being.

      • avatar
        Denny Halo | 2 March 2013 at 2:51 am #

        Angus,

        Youโ€™ve described my views perfectly. Thank you.

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    Michel | 1 March 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    For God’s sake, a new blog means taking your scissors and cut the nasty comments once for all.
    Otherwise, you will be helplessly hijacked by a few people who used to be true fans, but whose lives now are miserable enough to do this.
    Unfortunately, censor’s scissors is the only way to bring back sense to the comments.
    Or you can decide to censor all comments once for all, which would be sad for us, commenting to encourage you…hey, don’t censor this ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Boriah | 1 March 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    The pic is so explanatory: itยดs not your bedroom, the guitar looks so lonely, and you look sad. I feel sad too, cause I saw two people I like and admire parting ways. But I dont like when the blog turns into a battlefield. I like when fans debate, but insults?? No please, weยดre gentlemen. Things would have been different talking face to face, in a pub, while having some beers.

    Yesterday I was watching “The shoes of the fisherman”. I dont know why but I love that film. I feel like Kiril Lakota in some ways. I think you like that film too.

    Hugs!!
    Alex

  6. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 1 March 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    A technical question and from what I’ve read, the answer could be complex. Can’t hackers use other’s IP addresses? Isn’t that the problem with them? I’ve read there have been complex law suits regarding this.

    • avatar
      Denny Halo | 2 March 2013 at 2:49 am #

      Yes Kohl it is possible to spoof an IP address and it wouldnโ€™t surprise me if there have been complex law suits regarding this.

      However, I suspect most trolls would not have enough brain cells to know how to spoof an IP address, and those that would know would be sadder and lonelier than those that wouldnโ€™t know.

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 March 2013 at 7:13 pm #

    just came looking for a poem and found mountains of psychobabble. Is there a point to it all? it never seems to end or have any meaning. Where’s the awareness in people? Reality check, people in the real world have real problems, here is one example http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/26/burma-security-forces-rape-arakan

    Maybe taking up the cause of others might help with the self loathing/ venom/obsessing some people seem to revolve their lives around.

    You can choose to make this space anything you want. Personally, i don’t allow people who engage that way into my life (although i accept many flaws) – what is the point?

    Hope you can write a poem soon…

  8. avatar
    Matt Condon | 1 March 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    Good god, one of the finest artists of our time, one that has given me so much joy over more than 30 years, and these muppets are having a go at you? Professor Kilbey, a young Garcia Marquez once shouted to Hemingway across a street in Paris in the late 1950s: “Maestro!” And Hemnigway waved back. Just wave Maestro.

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 March 2013 at 9:13 pm #

    To know know know him is to love love love him and we do ๐Ÿ™‚ any slighted illusions are fickleness

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    eekie | 1 March 2013 at 9:58 pm #

    Since the coffee mugs have come up in conversation, I figure I’ll post a link to them. Click on the thumbnails for more info or to buy. The first three images are for mugs, the rest are business card sized magnets.

    Click here for link.

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    Cath | 1 March 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    All rain drops for fertile Earth Steve………
    winds in the desert……..banshees be gone….whomever, whatever i dont know…..light and dark, all inbetween tis what artists are…..no facedes….not for real ones anyway

    Must have missed the cyclones! ???

    XCath

  12. avatar
    Jesiah6 | 1 March 2013 at 10:20 pm #

    It sucks you’re being harassed by trolls. I would have thought this sight would be for fans? Anyway, great news of your collaboration with Greg Dulli.

  13. avatar
    John Garratt | 1 March 2013 at 11:19 pm #

    I somehow missed the whole Pensacola connection. Who lives there and what did they do?

  14. avatar
    winger0007 | 1 March 2013 at 11:37 pm #

    ๐Ÿ™‚ It is always a pleasure to push it to the edge as you all do with your music ๐Ÿ™‚
    K
    L8r
    Winger

  15. avatar
    patrik | 2 March 2013 at 1:16 am #

    Hey SK,
    You rock!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    //12 str

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 March 2013 at 1:30 am #

    Greg Dulli and Steve Kilbey working together? This pleases me!

  17. avatar
    zOOmz | 2 March 2013 at 3:32 am #

    I like to read your blogs because it gives me a candid peak inside your camera obscura brain. Angst is always good for the creative process, it gives a bleeding edge to otherwise snoring prose.

    Creative brains feed creative brains…
    Carry on, Steve!

  18. avatar
    hippy | 2 March 2013 at 4:47 am #

    Hi,

    I’ve been reading the blog since the beginning and to me it seems the problem has been with the blog writer interacting with the commenters. There was originally no discussions (remember?), and I think it was better this way. It definitely avoided the nastiness that has cropped up more often than not over the years. OTOH, the interaction between writer and commenters has been entertaining and you get more for your “blog buck” with this added feature.

    BTW, I’m not telling you how to do your blog, it’s just an observation.

    I think also that since comments must be approved first before posted, then why bother allowing the angry vitriolic ones through? Just an idea.

  19. avatar
    Robert B | 2 March 2013 at 5:31 am #

    I believe a singer once sang “Don’t let the bastards get you down”.
    Negative people are just a “distraction” on life’s highway.

    I echo the sentiments of some of the other posters, you have
    given more than so many, and that is a glimpse into your soul
    as well as what may or may not be lurking in our souls. You have
    given us wonderful music to live our lives by and things to think
    about and that is at least worth something.

    Thank you.

  20. avatar
    hippy | 2 March 2013 at 7:09 am #

    Hi again.

    Sorry but I think the treatment the disgruntled guy got was really, really, really mean. Yes, he/she may have been a constant whiner or problem commenter but they did have a legitimate issue with the condition of their shipment. I guess I was a little shocked by the “tough luck/too bad/go away/goodbye” thing. But who am i to say? I’m just a simple hippy and layman commenter. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 2 March 2013 at 9:40 am #

    I admire how you survive and your positivity, sometimes despite…! Finding out more about my favourite band’s personal situations was strange at first. I didn’t equate you with selling mugs etc. I didn’t embrace this at first. People move on. I learnt to open my mind and wanted to be more welcoming to change. So, you can provide your fans now with something wider, if they like.And that is if things arrive intact but that is a risk taken. If that ‘fails’, there’s always other (even digital music) to fall back on. The music is still very important but the world in general is so different. I would never have foreseen my own life proceeding as it does. It’s tempting to hang back in a comfort zone and curl my lip at what seems strange. Or I can give things a go, in trust and faith and grow – even if slowly by slowly, life begins to show me things I’d never have known.

    • avatar
      Admin | 2 March 2013 at 12:24 pm #

      whats the difference between art on a wall or art on a mug after all?

      • avatar
        Kohl Ette | 2 March 2013 at 12:51 pm #

        The cycle of percolation, imbibing via mug and then writing on wall? No, I know what you mean. I’m still saving for frames, too… Holly threw in some magnets for me one time which was very kind and make my kitchen/fridge far more stylish ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. avatar
    Steven Krut | 2 March 2013 at 10:54 am #

    Not really sure why all that stuff happened. It was very weird. I guess there must be a downside to fame, for sure. Don’t let it get you down, though, Steve. You’re an inspiration to me and many, many others. I think you should filter these people out. At least for awhile.

    You mentioned Atlanta in connection to the ugliness. I live in Atlanta, but I have never posted under anything other than my full name. And I could never be that nasty. OK, true, I did try to hypnotize you in my last post, but that was to try to save The Church. Really! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • avatar
      Admin | 2 March 2013 at 12:23 pm #

      maybe you did save the church krutty! things looking up a little there!

      • avatar
        John Garratt | 2 March 2013 at 12:26 pm #

        I would populate this response with smiley faces, but I’m afraid of how obnoxious I would look.

        Just a Spark.

      • avatar
        Steven Krut | 2 March 2013 at 12:32 pm #

        Well, that made my day.

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 March 2013 at 11:16 am #

    Dazz nasty. Bye bye bad bastd. pensacola man is barry the old wag?

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    eekie | 2 March 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    …interesting work…
    things needing sorting maybe sorted…
    tv…live…
    this…that…more…
    dulli & you…songs…good stuff…
    productive…

    Holy shit that’s exciting! ๐Ÿ™‚

    And I love that shirt on you…you always look good in it.

    • avatar
      Admin | 2 March 2013 at 1:01 pm #

      yep. guess who bought it for me?

      • avatar
        eekie | 2 March 2013 at 10:40 pm #

        ๐Ÿ™‚
        I had picked another, but it was out of stock, so this was my second choice and I was a bit miffed by that. But it always looks so good on you that I’m always tickled at how perfect it turned out.

  25. avatar
    Lara | 2 March 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    Just a note to say that my CD arrived in perfect condition. Maybe the God of Mail (Hermes?) was good to me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. avatar
    Maria B. | 2 March 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    I don’t understand the ways some people act either. Why tell someone you don’t like them? Isn’t that such a waste of valuable time? Why make the effort? The first time I met you, you gave me chocolate. That means I will love you forever! The fact that you’re handsome, talented, and pleasant to my senses means you’re a keeper. The first blog entry I read was about how tired you were and how badly you just wanted to sleep. But Scarlett wanted a glass of chocolate milk that had to be poured by Daddy. Reminded me of my interactions with my Dad during my early years. Though, in his fatigued haze, my Dad mum bled medical orders. I’m sure it would have be less perplexing to hear sleepy Daddy mumble song lyrics or poetry when asked for a glass of chocolate milk. Babble, babble, more to the point and in today’s vernacular, “There’s always gonna be haters!”

  27. avatar
    Cocoamo | 2 March 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    Funny you’re working with Dulli when I just wanted to mention Dali? Anyway, if you should ever happen to be on the west coast of Florida, you might want to spend a few inspiring hours wandering the Dali museum in St. Petersburg. He has such lovely command of light and shadow–his paintings are radiant, challenging, steeped in humor. He painted what he saw in dreams and what he felt lurked in the subconscious. He celebrated eccentricity. His goal was to get people to see life differently. The gardens outside of the museum are worth the price of admission with breathtakingly beautiful rocks and a fun podocarpus maze.

    Of course, the parallels of Dali to you are obvious, and your paintings exude the same radiance I saw in Dali’s.

    All this is quite far from Pensacola and any evil that may be radiating from that town, by the way.

    On another note, I have to disagree slightly with those who can separate the artist from the art. I can no longer stand the sight of David Letterman, Sean Connery, or Bill O’Reily, all of whom have dispicable histories with women (i.e. Bill O’Reily calling his assistant repeatedly harrassing her to sleep with him and threatening her job if she wouldn’t). Who could appreciate a well polished religious mass from a priest who has molested little boys?

    Fortunately for us, when it comes to SK, what’s not to love? Not perfect??? Well who is? Reading through the blogs reveals one of the most honest, decent, courageous, generous, self-deprecating souls I’ve run across. And if you say you’re proud of some of your work, it’s not bragging, just speaking the truth. Viva SK!

    Your Friend in Pennsylvania
    (Now in Cocoa Beach)

  28. avatar
    Jonathan Andrews | 2 March 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    The new CD arrived and I started listening today. Thanks for taking time to document your creativity. My wife is constantly after me to do that more. You have left such a legacy, Steve.
    May fountains of peace, clear connections with all your senses, and love for art continue in abundance. Much love from middle America.

  29. avatar
    david | 2 March 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    .swift1 first time ..listening now smiled 4 seconds in…now im a little well,… scared..the bass line tricked me ..it got raw and tripped me …
    bye jove i think he’s got it … BYE job i think he Rocked it…. bye god im smiling again …bye love ..doctor spocked it !

  30. avatar
    DavidP | 2 March 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    Anger always feels justified
    Hence we keep making mistakes with it
    Even if we are right about something
    The resultant negativity makes us wrong
    The people that hurt us, that offend us
    Are amongst our greatest teachers
    If we are looking to learn about ourselves and about Love

  31. Kraig
    Kraig | 2 March 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    Steve i can’t put The Idyllist down, me car player and spearkers be Pumpin! Good food to me ears! Darrr Captain, Sir Captian Kilbey! You certainly are the Captain that runs this ship! The Time Being is your ship and you can throw any unjust retards overboard, so do it. They’ll try and swim back but the sharks will get em eventually. The only reason i suppose they stick around is to nibble on the thirst quenching never ending knowledge you and everyone else has on this blog…their minds need to be fed somehow, whether it be mindful or mindless to them, they are mindless but hopefully they gain some sense of knowledge, like the Idyllist! Fug-em all & Big Cheers!

    • Kraig
      Kraig | 2 March 2013 at 5:01 pm #

      P.S. Thanks a Million for the signed poster too, it came beat up & bent a little in the mail from across the Pacific, but i guess it gives it character just your tunes!

  32. avatar
    Chris | 2 March 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    Music, I yield to thee;
    As swimmer to the sea
    I give my Spirit to the flood of song:
    Bear me upon thy breast
    In rapture and at rest,
    Bathe me in pure delight and make me strong;
    From strife and struggle bring release,
    And draw the waves of passion into tides of peace.

    Remember’d songs, most dear,
    In living songs I hear,
    While blending voices gently swing and sway
    In melodies of love,
    Whose mighty currents move,
    With singing near and singing far away;
    Sweet in the glow of morning light,
    And sweeter still across the starlit gulf of night.

    Music, in thee we float,
    And lose the lonely note
    Of self in thy celestial-ordered strain,
    Until at last we find
    The life to love resigned
    In harmony of joy restored again;
    And songs that cheered our mortal days
    Break on the coast of light in hymns of endless praise.

    Henry Van Dyke

  33. avatar
    Perryinfla | 2 March 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    I could not resist the urge to tell everyone here that my hometown of pensacola is a wonderful place. Like every town has its pros and cons. Pro: whitest beaches in usa. Con: my mother in law has recently moved here. All the best, perry

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 March 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    over the past couple of days have watched the Paul Kelly doco and Searching for sugar man. Something about the Paul Kelly was a bit disappointing. It’s nothing to do with him i don’t think, just about the film-making and perhaps the lack of depth/raw honesty/revelation/probing/tension in the story telling. As for sugar man – what a great film and what an amazing story on so many levels. Glad i didn’t know too much about it beforehand. There’s just something about people with that much humility that really brings me home. And the film is one of those reminders that if you do something with integrity, if you do what you believe in, then its truth may eventually be revealed at time you can’t control, or maybe it won’t, but that doesn’t matter either. Sometimes it’s hard to find those moments of inspiration to keep going with creative work….

  35. avatar
    verdelay | 2 March 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    I for one would part with a handsome bag of shekels for some Kilbey-branded obssesive ninnies. They would look great in my sprawling Arcadian garden. I could while away the gold-tinted hours of a summer’s eve watchig them arguing with the gnomes

    v

    • avatar
      Admin | 2 March 2013 at 7:23 pm #

      assorted sizes available in puce khaki and bronze-taup

  36. avatar
    hellbound heart | 2 March 2013 at 7:39 pm #

    you’re bigger than the crap some people go on with……..
    by the way, your new album is awesome
    love always…..

  37. avatar
    scott | 4 March 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    Put simply – don’t feed the Trolls.

    http://www.sitepoint.com/how-to-deal-with-trolls/

  38. avatar
    Arcturus | 7 March 2013 at 10:09 pm #

    Steven Kilbey..an extraordinary man,a talented sage and an honor to know such a free spirit..


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