posted on February 13, 2008 at 12:55 am

not much time
off to studio soon
walk thru rain listening to hendrix on way to pool
water same temp as air 23 degrees c
feel like your flying
fierce wind blowing drops away from my face
rain falls i swim on
a long slow lazy swim
my mind switches off
occaisional memories flash on n off
the bottom of pool covered in white sand
the green water sloshes around
up n down i go
my body synchs up
breathing effortlessly
the body works like a machine
i try to perfect my strokes
the sauna is hot
i watch my sweat drip from my forehead
and splash on the wood
we are almost all water
i do my chi gong in the rain
i catch sight of myself in a window
one minute i think i look good
next minute i think i look bad
my opinion of myself in all things
constantly bouncing between two poles
either im the bees knees
or im something useless
it keeps me on my toes
im also self obssessed as you may easily see
no matter what i fucking write
someone will jump on n criticize it
fact fiction opinion memory drug veg whatever
there is that carping complaining comment
gee maybe im paranoid but it sometimes seems like the same guy
someone with a grudge against me
cos i didnt behave how i was s’posed to
you know it wouldnt be too hard to figure out, would it?
just so ya dont think anonymous fools me
and did you know that i gotta cracked program
that identifies every anon to me
muse: is that true?
you bet yer sweet bippy it is
everything is possible these days
been working on the church
singing n writing words
ah i dont wanna demystify it for ya
had a butterscotch muffin
deffo not vegan but i had severe munchies
drinking too much berry v
but gee i love guarana
ooh it suits my system dont it
i too was a fan of roy s
all that jazz…..hmmm
dr benbow in nakey lunch etc
its sad knowing hes gone
a message to my dear friend suzanne
in far flung djakarta (or however they spell it)
i drove your car yesterday
tim jumped in and ate a quiche
and tiny little flakes of pastry fell thru the air
decorating the pristine black interior
already littered with one empty fiji bottle
and one empty v can
and (shock) a chocky wrapper
(vegan chocky)
i felt if james could see it he would explode
but will vacky in time for your return
yes gigs are on the horizon for me me me
early april in melb
ditto for syd
a dvd launch
gee does that mean davidson gets his own guest list?
i dunno
you get a free dvd by coming to gig
(but the entry fee is steeper)
i tell ya
im gonna play for a longtime
im slimmer and funnier and have more charisma than i used to
muse : oh thats a vulgar declaration killerbee
come and see me
get a dvd
i can kiss your hands and shake your baby
you can anointeth me in precious cash
or swipe me with yer card
i tell ya one thing
im gonna be doing some different songs
can i talk martin kennedy to coming along in melbo?
ooh i hope so….
can i get polly dog doodell to mix me?
oooh i hope so
what else?
thats enough for now
gonna pick tim up somewhere
have work to do
cant sit here all day
in stormy north bondi
rabbitting on to you
cmon mofo
bring on your niggly little barbs
and we all know who you are….

36 Responses to “a quickie”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 February 2008 at 1:42 am #

    busy bee kilbey with yer dvd and yer swimming by the sea and yer chi and yer any other words that end in eee.

  2. avatar
    matt davison | 13 February 2008 at 1:50 am #

    I wonder if that rotter Davyydson will be on your guest list Old Nevets Yeblick…??????

    Caus if he is there gonna be a rumble in the jungle…..


  3. avatar
    matt davison | 13 February 2008 at 1:53 am #

    Oh and….. KRudd you have proven me very wrong


  4. avatar
    the dean | 13 February 2008 at 2:07 am #

    already have DVD so can I be Matt D in Sydney?

  5. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 13 February 2008 at 3:35 am #

    Vegetarians are diverse. Sk’s body runs like a machine and he gets slimmer every day. My body feels like it’s in incessant travails of child-birth and every day expands my girth.

  6. avatar
    Paul Lightfoot | 13 February 2008 at 3:55 am #


  7. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 13 February 2008 at 4:37 am #

    kiss your hands and shake your baby, eh…HA HA HA HA
    i often switch off when i go jogging…just concentrate on the workings of my body, heart beating nice and regular, breathing nice and controlled, sweat drip drip drip…guess when you go swimming you don’t have to worry about b.o. like i do…YEURGGH…
    sorry, can’t get past lindt or cadbury’s or haig or belgian or any of the other continental-gourmet chocolate you can get…tell me a vegan chokky that tastes as good as a chocolate truffle and you’ll have me…
    love always…

  8. avatar
    linjo | 13 February 2008 at 4:37 am #

    Oh glad u got that cracker thing. I was the one feeling paranoid. Dont like to hurt feelings, even of those I will never meet.

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 February 2008 at 5:16 am #

    Good to hear you guys are recording…
    as I feel it.. I rather enjoy the church in their harmonizing voices..
    The more colorful the better.. your voice lends itself to have a nice inner voice dynamic that offers such a rich foundation
    and I really enjoy the IsiDore: No passage/untitled vocal styling more and more, It took on a great melodious property and the harmonies oh man…
    Well I hope the music is expansive and cinematic, raw, jangly, and churchy.. Have fun guys, Very excited…

    Im trying to get to Sydney to catch some shows..

    peace SK

    jaime r………..

  10. avatar
    melissa | 13 February 2008 at 5:54 am #

    Man, I hafta say, that morning swim sounded SO good. I think I might have to do the same tomorra -though, I have to make do with my local pool .. you are so lucky to have the beautiful Pacific right on your doorstep! There’s nothing like being in the water .. so cleansing and meditative. Musta been a Piscean in my previous life 🙂

    Anyhow, fantastic news about the upcoming April shows .. puts a huge smile on my face!

    Thanks SK 🙂 … hope you had a great day working on the new Church album – loadsa good stuff to look forward to at the moment!

    All the best 🙂


  11. avatar
    Matt Davyddson | 13 February 2008 at 7:39 am #

    MD. I wanna be there, so I can take the Kudos 🙂 But the Killer will beat me up again.

  12. avatar
    matt davison | 13 February 2008 at 8:26 am #

    Hey davyddson!!

    I want you to come… but yess there is a very high chance that the killer will wack you in an ungarded moment ..
    However we have all suffered at least in some way for our passion for the Cheerch..

    I don’t know what it is between you guys, but I assume that whatever it is you might just want to be a little greatfull that you survived the last attack…I mean have you seen those calves he’s got..

    Be good davvydson; ))Wales is a long way to travel just to end up in traction at the local medic shop.!!

  13. avatar
    Melby Symon | 13 February 2008 at 9:41 am #

    Killer in Melby in April.

    where where where? when when when ?

    Princey…i knew wos telling the truth!

    Steve…Autumn in Melby is an absolute joy.

    ps…I’d see your gig without the dvd. Maybe I can give it to someone who needs converting.

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 February 2008 at 11:10 am #

    if you swim in the rain?dont ya get wet? ;D 😀

  15. avatar
    eek | 13 February 2008 at 11:14 am #

    i do my chi gong in the rain

    Ok I know this probably sounds weird, but that is just so cool. I’ve always admired people who can go about their business in the rain without seeming bothered at all. I know it’s just water and I know I can dry off easily, but getting rained on has always bugged the hell out of me. Maybe it has something to do with digging out ditches in heavy cold winter rain. (And why would you dig out ditches in the rain you ask? Because I never noticed they had been filled in until it rained and a shitload of water came pouring through the barn.)

    no matter what i fucking write
    someone will jump on n criticize it

    The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Let’s face it, everyone who comments is vying for your attention, and the ones who say something negative get a proportionally larger amount of your attention. There are people who don’t care whether the attention they receive is good or bad, as long as they get it. Think about it Steve — 50 people tell you you’re wonderful. One person tells you you’re a fuckwit. You make a comment to the person who called you a fuckwit. You are rewarding that person! While I wouldn’t feel rewarded by being called on the carpet by you here (and I don’t think most commenters here would either) the person or people who continually post nasty things (and I do agree it seems like only one or two people) do get a rush out of both getting your attention and getting your goat.

    I think it’s normal to feel a negative comment more intensely than a positive one — most of us feel the same way — but reacting to them just gives them what they want. Granted sometimes you have to defend yourself, your family, your friends against a particularly scurrilous attack because if you don’t it will be assumed to be true by many. I do think the best way to silence the nasty twits is to ignore them as much as possible…or to track ’em down with that handy-dandy anon identifying program and then offing them. 😉

  16. avatar
    lily was here | 13 February 2008 at 12:53 pm #

    Keep’em on their toes SK!

    Nice start to the morning, rain energizes and rejuvenates you, just like the flowers. Exciting times SK, april in Sydney!!
    Happy Valentines Day
    No more quiches for Tim!

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 February 2008 at 1:28 pm #

    Taking flak is a way to develop oneself. Too much consensus is dubious !

    It’s hard to believe someone would be out to degrade you systematically on a daily basis ! Strive on.

    – Lebrinho

  18. avatar
    Jen Jewel Brown | 13 February 2008 at 2:20 pm #

    Go KRudd. You did us proud in the apology to the stolen gens. Pity about oppositional ‘leader’ Brendan Nelson. An apology of a speech from him. But KRuddand the Indigenous people who acted so graciously and patiently – thanks for a brand new day.

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 February 2008 at 2:31 pm #

    cant agree more, eek. well said.

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 February 2008 at 3:22 pm #

    SK The truth of the matter is that you are like a compass. I don’t log in as much as I used to or should, but when I find myself drifting off course log in and find true north.

    Thanks for the light.


  21. avatar
    Issakimani | 13 February 2008 at 3:32 pm #

    I know it can be hard to ignore the negative people. You are a sensitive brilliant artistic man. This person who is making the comments must be someone who is dissatisfied with their life and wishes they had yours. Just pray for them because it is not healthy to be so negative. I had a black-hearted devil tongued person call me long distance to disrespect and insult me yesterday. I allowed them to get to me too. Gave me a bad headache. Very disappointed in myself, must stay positive!!! My daughter’s birthday is tomorrow Feb. 14th (today for you), have to stay positive.

    WE LOVE YOU STEVE!!! That is what is important, the LOVE!!! Not because you are a brilliant writer, musician, and artist (which you are). You are a child of this Universe!!! Stay positive!!!

    One Love,

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 February 2008 at 3:35 pm #

    All I’ll say is that people become pretty !$%&*# brave when they’re hiding behind a computer screen.
    I dare them to come to a gig and say it to your face.
    There’s too many good people on this site with many intelligent things to say to focus on the negative.
    Tampa Bay loves The Church!!!!!!!

    Tampa, Fl

  23. avatar
    CSTCoach | 13 February 2008 at 4:01 pm #

    glad to hear things are going well in the studio and that more magic is on the way. what of painkiller and the martin k album? the dvd will hold us over for now, but only for now… Back to work!

    good on ya w/ the chi kung, yoga, swimming,… Admire your dedication, and it’s certainly evident in the incredible outpouring of creativity over the past few years. Getting better all the time 🙂

  24. avatar
    verdelay | 13 February 2008 at 4:34 pm #

    hot tip:

    If you save up all your niggly little barbs
    eventually you can knit yourself a tiny fence
    to keep yer soul in

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 February 2008 at 4:38 pm #

    I say nice and nasty, bub, depending on what you say! But I did buy yer DVD.

  26. avatar
    mandn | 13 February 2008 at 5:34 pm #

    ah Orpheus, my sincerest apologies for being away so long.

    I too only picture our dearly departed Mr RS in
    All That Jazz and 2010. Funny eh?

    the US misses you…


  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 February 2008 at 7:48 pm #

    axcck, All that Jazz, No Dark Things..Over The Wall.. I am feeling all Bunnymanish.. rave on SK

  28. avatar
    davem | 13 February 2008 at 9:05 pm #

    I’ve got the dvd and I’ve swiped me olde debit card but…oh to be there.
    I was saying to missus m yesterday that across yonder ocean we can but hope for an album launch and tour next spring…this time I’m going to ALL the european dates and so my birthday and xmas money this year is going to my Chrunch 2009 tour fund.
    Much love to you Steve.

  29. avatar
    princey | 13 February 2008 at 10:37 pm #

    Hi sk, great news about the gig in April and the best news being that you’ll be playing a DIFFERENT set! wow! (not that I didn’t love the usual set, but a change is always welcome:)
    3 albums (Painkiller,MK,The Church?) to look forward to this year, thanks sk!
    Love Amanda
    P.S. Melby Symon, don’t forget sk is playing Sun 24th Feb, Northcote Town Hall, 1.15pm…hope to see you (and all Melby fiends) there!!

  30. avatar
    matt davison | 13 February 2008 at 10:48 pm #

    Whats he doing there!! I am supposed to be in the south of France on that day… Fuc it I’ll be there………

    ps sk Carla is more excited then she was at Xmas..and even more excited than seeing me on TV in those awesome soaps I did when I was famous back in 500bc.

    “Please Oh please” play Temple Street


  31. avatar
    veleska1970 | 13 February 2008 at 10:50 pm #

    “and did you know that i gotta cracked program
    that identifies every anon to me”
    good on ya~~smoke that little weasel out of its hole. i don’t read any anon comments anymore, but i have figured out who one of them is. 😉

    i’m with eek~~i don’t like being in the rain either. but it IS cool that you can do that. that’s pretty intense concentration. **squinting**

    “have work to do”
    can’t wait to hear the fruits of all those labours. 🙂

    lotza love…..

  32. avatar
    tim | 13 February 2008 at 10:56 pm #

    love the qigong..two classes a week at the university during my lunch
    30-40 minutes daily…i can’t say enough bout it…the vegan thing I have yet to master…no meat but do have an interest in dairy that is hard to overcome.

    regards the email I sent last week, thanks for the response. I took your advice and wrote a note and forgave him. What a feeling of release…we are talking…when you feel betrayed by someone..don’t know if it can ever be the same but at least energy is now focusing in a positive way.

    you are a good person mr. kilbey.



  33. avatar
    princey | 13 February 2008 at 11:03 pm #

    Hi Matt, sk is playing to support:
    luv Amanda

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 February 2008 at 12:11 am #

    I was listening to the ABC this morning.

    Did you know that it takes 14,000 litres of water to produce 1KG of grain fed beef as opposed to 250 litres for a kg of vegetables?

    Happy valentines stevie

    Dutch Pierre

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 February 2008 at 12:26 am #

    Can I please ask a question?

    What was this latest negative comment that got steve annoyed?

    Can we really believe it to be only one person- everyone got reactionary when Steve did his vegan anti-meat post. Can someone please help me out?

    I made a comment to Yada about the statistics on the amount of responses steve gets related to his chosen Topic for the day- ie drugs/Veganism/poetry/music etc.

    This was in no way meant to be negative and I can only hope nobody took it that way. Maybe the wording annoyed him?

    I was only making a statistical comment so i am sorry if this is the comment he is refering to, if so i am deeply sorry but as i said it was in no way meant to be an attack-the gist of my comment was that I love SK’s Prose,Music and Political entries, and it annoyed me that the number of responses to these excellent posts is far less then when he talks about drugs and veganism. Thats all.


  36. avatar
    steve kilbey | 14 February 2008 at 12:51 am #

    anon at1126
    my dear friend
    it was NOT you
    i appreciated your comments
    thank you
    the management

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