posted on May 17, 2006 at 8:54 pm

morning you lot
oh oh i slept in
its 6 50
oh dear
naughty sk snoozing in so late

ok a few small announcements
sir belfrank d
whom was cruelly and thoughtlessley
left off the list of friends of sk
has now been promoted to
lord of the realm
after receiving package yesterday
with so many goodies
it was ridiculous
houdini vids
jeff buckley
t rex vids
william blake (wasnt he in slowdive..?)
loadsa stuff
altres is also promoted to lord of the sink ports
for his package of gifts
now im not saying a package of gifts
gets you a knighthood at sk land..
arise sir brian h altres
and sir belfrank d.
you guys are the most….
see yer at dublin and england
and altres…
can you bring me some scottish jazz numbers
just in case…?
talking of which
as its my auntie irenes funeral today
im having a few puffs off my vaporiser
which is a little machine
that turns your smoking materials into vapour
thats right, not smoke
but vapour
no smell
no fuss
just pure vapour
which means you can enjoy yer fave
“smoking mix”
even at yer grannies house
but no smell or smoke
at the moment im sampling a little
victorian gippsland organic indica
and its going down a treat
now if yer tired of me mentioning pot
im so fucking sorry
i bet youd go on charles bukowskis blogg
and say
im bored with hearing about alcohol
so if ya dont like it mes amigos
theres the door
and heres another detail ive forgotten to mention
this blogg will close down on 22 nov this year
thats right
im gonna cut ya all off
im gonna release a blook
of this blogg
im gonna win a pull-lister! prize
im gonna buy a big house in vor-cluse
and thatll be the last yer see of my well toned ass
so lap it up while its fer free
see if ya can find another bass toting word spitting
smooth crooning olde genius
that you can trust with yer heart
i think those guys are kinda thin on the ground round here
so keep that doomsday date in yer head fiendss
22 november 2006
the day after peter ks birthday
(as yer sending off his expensive presents priority mail
youll notice the date and gulp )
do you realise whatll happen when yer cut off
cold turkey
feeling of “unreality”
emotions gone haywire
there maybe chills fever
imitating fish
need to urinate rainbows
desire for musk sticks n sherbet
a perverse need to listen to dabble
there some of the downsides
to being a bloggefiend
so be nice to me while im here
youre gonna cry when im gone
you gonna say
oh that sk
they dont make bloggers like him annie moore
he blogged every hour god sent, that manne
he was a prophet seer and a sage
a bass pluckin’ philanthropist
a poetic saint (with naughty bits)
if i do deign to carry on after yon date
im a frayed yer gonna be digging in yer pockets
cos im spending more time on this than anything else
in my life
my kids dont know me
i heard aurora justine say to her mum
whos that olde cat with the white beard n scruffy hair
bangin’ away on the lapp top

its true
now ive just topped up my vapouriser
with a little something
pam n perry found for me
in northern new south wales
if ya smoke enuff dope
you can be northern and south
at the same time
2 places at once, fiendss

so dont be angry with me you ballbrakers
i gotta long drive
and a sad task ahead of me
im jus’ havin’ somethin’ to get detatched

by the way
save up yer pennies
kh is gonna release jack frost 1
with all etcs
im repainting the covers
yer gonna love it
it might help when the blogge dries up
it certainly wont hurt
i gotta go get ready
me n jlk n rpk
gonna drive down to canberry
to say goodbye to irene bennett nee jackson
i guess i’ll see olde joycie there
shes pretty sad about this too
itll cheer her up to see her three sons
the good, the bad, and the ugly
not necessarily in that order

go forth
or go fourth
it doesnae matter to me
i love you

49 Responses to “a sound permeating all directions at once”

  1. avatar
    Letango | 17 May 2006 at 10:04 pm #

    Once I heard a sound permeating all directions at once.

    BOOM! BOOM! BOOMING voice coming from everywhere.

    As I lie awake in bed unable to move my body, caught between worlds it said:

    You are not
    You are

    As soon as it finished, I could move.
    Still not totally sure what the message was, er what was meant exactly by not interchangeable.

    Perhaps your Aunt knows the answer to this one now.

    Peace to you and yours.

  2. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 17 May 2006 at 10:12 pm #

    Safe drive Esteban,
    candles for you Auntie Irene tonight as I wish her a safe passage…don’t bring your label maker along, k?

    BTW: November 22nd is Saint Cecilia day, the patron saint of music and musicians, and of course Dave Lloyd’s birthday.

  3. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 17 May 2006 at 10:28 pm #

    Thank you for all your love and respect, your aunt Irene is so proud of you, so proud are WE…
    Ne iko

  4. avatar
    12str | 17 May 2006 at 10:34 pm #

    hmmm…. some weird social artistic experiment…..
    see all sk junkies go cold turkey at the 23…
    think youve made quite an impact with this b..b..b..blogg man!
    this vapouriser thing??!!
    is it soon on sale at church merch?;) cant wait!!
    would make life easy….
    i like the concept, smoke without a trace=)

    see ya !


  5. avatar
    veleska1970 | 17 May 2006 at 10:54 pm #

    awwww…..sorry to soon see you go, but you’re right~~blogging does take up your entire existence. especially when a person has as many comments as you in particular, steve, has to each entry!! just reading all these comments by your faithful subjects must take up most of your day, because since we’re all in different time zones the comments straggle in a few at a time. (it’s still late wednesday afternoon here; i’m just getting off work!!!)

    but, it’s been great reading, and we all thank you for it. it’s certainly been a real treat for devotees such as myself (a proud church devotee of 20-something years) to get to know The Man.

    so that said….on to sadder things…..give your mom a big hug and kiss. she’ll need it.

    we love you too, steve.

  6. avatar
    the dean | 17 May 2006 at 10:54 pm #

    You’ve seen the blog,now read the book. Your blookg will be better that eno diary – all that artyfarty openings and closings, popes, queens and u2s was a bit of a bore.
    But sk gets people fired up, love ‘im or hate ‘im, he’s the bloggers’ bloggist.

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 May 2006 at 11:01 pm #

    For the bloggie movie, can Janeane Garafalo play me?

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 May 2006 at 11:08 pm #

    somehow i’ve been
    anticipating your
    dreaded words
    giving us “notice” on
    your brilliant bloggs fate

    but i choose to
    see the glass half full
    after all
    we still have a
    full 6 months of
    bloggie heaven
    to savor
    that means we
    still have half a
    year to be
    enchanted in
    your blogginess

    so sk
    so i’m going
    to live it up
    and keep
    every day

    loving wishes
    to your family
    as you say
    to your
    beloved aunt


  9. avatar
    sue cee | 17 May 2006 at 11:18 pm #

    Oh so cruel, get us addicted then hang us out to dry 🙂

    Thinking of you all

  10. avatar
    damien | 18 May 2006 at 12:20 am #

    Impermanence is the very nature of existence – and SK’s blog.

    I really thought it would go on forever.

    Never mind.

    As a Church fan, it’s been great to get a little closer to the Source. Your blog has been moving, amusing, disappointing, infuriating and all points in between.

    I will make the most of the remaining few months of blogging and look forward to the book.

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 May 2006 at 12:35 am #

    Glad to see Brian H. ‘Altres’ finally got the repect he so deserves!

    SK, don’t go selling any vapourizers at KH else you end up in the Graystone Manor with Tommy Chong.

    – Matt ‘Lullaby’ O.

  12. avatar
    william blake | 18 May 2006 at 12:49 am #

    no no
    i was in deadman

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 May 2006 at 1:11 am #

    I’ll pay!

    Peace to you today.

  14. avatar
    mike a | 18 May 2006 at 1:15 am #

    I’m trying to imagine what the vapouriser looks like?

  15. avatar
    MELBOURNE GIRL | 18 May 2006 at 1:19 am #

    I have only just come across this blog and soon you will be leaving it. I have been a fan for a long time and you seem so familiar to me, like a great friend. But I really never knew you. It was always through your music, which is a good thing. So it was really great to come across this blog and just get to know you a little bit more. Thanks for being who you are. Love you too!

  16. avatar
    one rigid finger typist | 18 May 2006 at 2:31 am #

    hey I dont believe a word of it. You are as addicted as we are.

    All the best for today bud.

  17. avatar
    abtom0104 | 18 May 2006 at 2:37 am #


    As entertaining as your daily rants are, I can understand why you cannot go on forever. I have only 2 little kiddies (who sing the chorus to “Easy” all the time – I swear, the funniest thing you’ve seen / heard) and they take up so much of my time, so I can only imagine how busy your life is.

    I’d rather say goodbye to daily bloggies to allow more time for you to belt out more gems like ULTC. Such a fucking brilliant album.

    But instead of shutting up shop for good, why not give us a random blog every now and then – during / after a tour? Something like that. Regardless, I look forward to the booke version thingy.

    Personally, I have found reading your bloggies fascinating as it has given me an insight into the life of the man at the helm of my favourite band on Earth. As much as the lack of lyrics in CD booklets and information in general adds intrigue, mystery and interest to an artist, your daily snippets have fuelled the fire. I sincerely thank you for this.

    All the best to you, your family, your friends, and the friends that they’re with.


  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 May 2006 at 2:54 am #

    My first and only exhibition was called “art for the Time Being”
    It was cancelled at the last minute due to lack of time.

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 May 2006 at 3:03 am #

    You’ll be back ….
    In some form or another.
    Either that or you’ll have to get replacement therapy.

    Anyway readers, there’s always MC Hammer’s blog.

    Dutch Pierre

  20. avatar
    curious | 18 May 2006 at 3:50 am #

    im yet to read anyone else’s blog…who cares what they think. now sk, that’s a different ball game. I guess where’s there’s mystery there’s curiosity. this combined with some degree of artistic integrity and long lasting musical output of consistent quality (‘xept perhaps for the mid 90s). and voila. simple,really. to be honest, always thought sk came across as ‘the hunter with the gun aimed squarely at his own foot’ but either he’s mellowed or I was wrong or a combination of the two. in any case, it’s made him much more likable. and he’s probably pulling the plug before being labelled as ‘that nice guy who’s the leader the church, not god, the other one’.

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 May 2006 at 4:31 am #

    You know, if you REALLY loved me, you wouldn’t leave….

  22. avatar
    sue cee | 18 May 2006 at 5:29 am #

    MC Hammer Dutch? … but you cant touch this!

  23. avatar
    juniper | 18 May 2006 at 7:17 am #

    I want one of those machines….you know… would be cool to say “I need my vapours”; like those little old ladies do (did?) when they’d bring their smelling salts out from their handbags. 🙂

    Good luck to you today & always.

  24. avatar
    juniper | 18 May 2006 at 7:17 am #

    I want one of those machines….you know… would be cool to say “I need my vapours”; like those little old ladies do (did?) when they’d bring their smelling salts out from their handbags. 🙂

    Good luck to you today & always.

  25. avatar
    rubikon | 18 May 2006 at 8:08 am #

    MC Hammer’s Blogg…I bet he’s the one who gets to wear the trousers!

  26. avatar
    sue cee | 18 May 2006 at 8:57 am #

    Well, I went and checked out the Hammer, he seems like a nice enough guy but… nuh, he’s no SK…left him a message, he’s probably thinking ‘who the fuck is Steve Kilbey?’ … nice try Dutch but I think I’ll just go cold turkey on the day.

  27. avatar
    lily | 18 May 2006 at 9:02 am #

    Say it ain’t so, SK! I’m still hoping that the impending demise of your blog is a joke. I look forward to reading your thoughts, rants, raves, dreams, and poems every day. Though I am a bit sad and feeling left out of your inner circle. *pouts from the wrong side of the velvet rope* I love ya anyway, SK!

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 May 2006 at 9:10 am #

    Brilliant Idea. Bugger the Blog, hit the vapours (turn Japanese) go write some songs y’ole bastard. yer muzik is gettin betta n betta. Oh yeah, come to Melbourne and play as well. We got plenty of rain and cold weather in store for ya. And if ya play, don’t put any of that Nursery Cryme Genesis artsy farto before you hit the stage. What about Larks’ Tongues or Relayer or Free Hand – What about…

    Prog Blog, now there’s an idea. Stay in Syd’s knee and give us PROG BLOG, or, ‘the time signature being’…

    OK don’t do that. 22/11/06 be blog free and have some nice family time

    God Bless

  29. avatar
    jimmy crack corn an' I don't care | 18 May 2006 at 9:26 am #

    i had a few boyfriends like you they would say they were going away … in a few months, they’d be going to a tropical paradise, or to teach english in japan, and after they said that, it was never the same, cos they thought they had the upper hand, wanted to keep me on this lil ole string, wanted me to wait for em, to hang around in case they wanted a root or a toot now and then or when they got back, but they had played the card, and gee I hated where it put me I dunno how many I let break my heart like that but it’s ok baby blue cos I have probably said all I needed to say to you, told you bout the meaning of liff, had a laff, sorted you out, done some thinkin, done some feelin, hey its been really nice, but well the next few months it just won’t be the same, and now you say you gonna make us pay, you got that bag packed I’m allright jack kerouac jive goin? well thats mighty fine just you go orn git on yer way boy

  30. avatar
    rubikon | 18 May 2006 at 9:32 am #

    Will we all get some royalties? 😉

  31. avatar
    ferris | 18 May 2006 at 9:48 am #

    why the 22nd november sk?

    Im going to miss the comments too
    jist wont be the same
    i’ll love your book but it wont have the same feeling of instantaneous reaction

  32. avatar
    rubikon | 18 May 2006 at 10:05 am #

    We all see it now

  33. avatar
    rubikon | 18 May 2006 at 10:15 am #

    The thing is, now that you’ve told us that this blogg may be made into a book everyone is going to start competing to see who can make THE MOST Profound comment EVER in the history of Bloggs just to ensure they get included in the bookie.

    it’s gonna change the dynamic somewhat.

    Don’t include this one obviously 😉

  34. avatar
    rehan | 18 May 2006 at 10:38 am #

    Aaaaaaaaarrrrrgh!…Say it aint so, Steve. Give us this day (and all days!) our daily fix of the “Time Being”!!! love, Rehan

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 May 2006 at 10:38 am #

    Damn it sjk, I’ve been dreading the day you say goodbye to us fiends. Is it true???? I’ll pay….please keep going, you’re making me so so sad 🙁

    lotsa love,
    Amanda P

  36. avatar
    eek | 18 May 2006 at 11:24 am #

    A year and out, eh?

    I’ll admit when you first started I didn’t think you’d keep it up this long, so I consider every new entry special. And they really have been special, so as long as you write ’em, I’ll read ’em.

    I think you should make your blog by subscription only (with an additional charge for those who wish to comment). Just think how many of us would shell out for that? After all you do have many of us wrapped around your little finger. 😉

    Hope you (and your bros) gave your mum a big hug and extra attention today. Both she and you need it.

  37. avatar
    LOL | 18 May 2006 at 12:28 pm #

    Dear steve…
    Why a such decision?…It’s so cruel and so selfish…(sorry master,don’t hit me…you ‘re so good with my humble person for years).
    This blog is the only way, for us (humble frenchmen…hmm sorry…humble amphibians) to have a real “live” contact with you.
    Australia is far away to the land of “la fete de la musique”..Your warm and your light take long long time to reach the planet France…Don’t bring us back to the age of darkness…

    Ps:Why France seem to be forget to the eurpean tour?

    Your dearest Laurent

  38. avatar
    John Garratt | 18 May 2006 at 1:06 pm #

    Just when I make a connection with you, you announce you’re gonna cut the cord. Well, whatever happens, happens. I will hunt you down and make smart ass remarks wherever you are.

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 May 2006 at 1:35 pm #

    Mr SK,

    I can see how this thing is suckin’ up yer life. This technology stuff can be as addictive as the gear. There’s plenny a ppl up all night doing this bloggin’…..I space barred along to see some others on this blog site today. There’s one wee gel somewhere in the Americas who is blogging what she eats every day (small amounts of raisins and cereal) and how she wants to be ‘the thinnest person in her high school’and ‘have people gasp when she walks into the lunch room’ …..tragedies abound.

    The good thing about you, Mr SK, is that you are funny, even in the face of tragedy. Sometimes you are deep and meaningful, which is fine, but it’s better when you are funny.

    Who knew you’d be such a funny fucker??

    I WAS AMAZED. The being funny thing is a gift…and I expect that’s why your brother suggested you do this blogg.

    I’m suspect you are also very good at turgid, introspective and morose prose as well as primed rock star posturing….but always remember that you are good at being funny and it’s important. Ppl need that.

    About the house in Vacuous Vaucluse…I dunno….but could sell some of this stuff.

    Au Revoir

    Bon Bon

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 May 2006 at 2:48 pm #

    Say it ain’t so, Steve. How am I going to pass the morning at work if I can’t read your blogge with my cup o’ joe?

  41. avatar
    daydreamer | 18 May 2006 at 3:06 pm #

    Good move, SK. I’m sure we would all agree your gift for storytelling, philosophising, journaling etc. should reap you some monetary rewards. Would you include the comments? Even the inane ones (like some I’ve left ~ ) ? A book of your posts wouldn’t be the same without the comments, but my god you’d have to do it up in volumes! At any rate, I say go for it. And if you decide to create a subscription form of this blog, I would no doubt subscribe ~


  42. avatar
    CSTCoach | 18 May 2006 at 3:19 pm #


    Really happy to hear JF1 will be re-released. It’s time the world had another dose o’that.

    I would happily shell out for time being in book form, as long as it be complete and unabridged, with some nice paintings or sketches. it’s gotten waay too big to print off now. and why the fuck shouldn’t you get a little lucre back for all the time you’re spendin on here?

    loved yesterday’s bloggie. time, man. one of my favourite topics. time was the enemy all along. fucking time.

    good to hear you’ll get some downtime in sweden. a place i’d like to go. i seem to meet swedes everywhere. good peeps. met a couple in the middle of mongolia, who later came with me to tibet. gotta visit one o these daze.

    hoping for a little ultc north american tour this year… I don’t suppose there’s any reason to come to canada, but anyplace northeastern US and i’ll b there! love the record, man! listening every day, and every day it gets a little deeper…

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 May 2006 at 4:08 pm #

    Ohhh.. bloggy closing down! Sorry to say, I won’t be jonesin’ like any junky in any pharmacy. I enjoy your blog SK… but to
    suggest narcotic-equivalent dependency frankly insults the intelligence. Great Idea! – involve people in your innermost
    thoughts… bathe in the warmth of their approval, their support, their adulation, their understanding of complex family
    issues… but then by an arbitrary deadline, opt to charge them for their input, because your needs are taking too much of
    YOUR own time. Wow… who is being deceived by who, about who benefits from this? And hey… what’s this sense of
    disillusionment? “They say that he’s famous from his waist down…..”

  44. avatar
    persephone2u | 18 May 2006 at 4:20 pm #

    Vapors? Never let it be said that Mr. Steve Kilbey doesn’t take his drugs seriously! 🙂

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 May 2006 at 4:49 pm #

    Lowering the curtains, eh? I bought your book(s) but paying for a blog is a bit out there in my opinion, I will not be doing it. Nice sharing while it lasts though.

  46. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 May 2006 at 5:42 pm #

    Carpet Crawlers heed their callers
    yu gotta get in to get out…
    announcing the destiny
    taking your time off to be
    is it not a joy anymore? -mexidramaviolins vooom-
    I mean its understandable, yu gotta get away from this computy thing sometimes
    but then again the church beels are ringing loudly through these little wires, clicks and beeps..
    just to say a hi and have tea en las mananas

    Vaporizer, wow sounds very holistic…how goods the infusion tu ya?

    jaime rodriguez

  47. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 May 2006 at 5:58 pm #

    Hi Steve

    Bummer news about you closing down the blog even though it is months away. Hope you will reconsider but I do suppose you deserve to be paid for this. Your blogs this week have been especially deep. Love you

    Steve in FLorida

  48. avatar
    davem | 18 May 2006 at 7:40 pm #

    Have only stumbled across the blog recently but can see how it must eat up your time.
    I’m soooooo jealous though. My kids are asking every night who the bald git in the corner is.
    I respect your decision on the close down but couldn’t be answerable for my conduct if we didn’t get a Church release & england gig every couple of years!!
    I need a SK fix more than anything else.
    Love you more,


  49. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 19 May 2006 at 3:19 pm #

    November 22! One year and one day after you started it all. All good things must come to an end SK! I’m a newbie to your blog. Discovered it when Grant died. What a loss that was. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your life! Cheers to the next six months!I’ll be with you:X

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