posted on June 28, 2007 at 7:55 am



im feeling pretty low
im feeling pretty blue
my life seems a struggle
seems one argument after another
seems i am kicking against the pricks
wish i could accept it
im hooked on good times
and i cant handle the bad
i see people take serious knocks
and they get up n keep going
i get dismayed so easy
i get put off the track
i get dislodged
my anger has flared up n burnt me up inside
used me up in one useless flash
in sydney its miserable winter
wet cold ugly weather
there wassa bitta sun this morning
but it vacated the premises about 1 oclock
the houses in sydney are freezing
i know what cold weather is..
i lived in sweden
it was minus 25 outside
but i was warm in comfy inside
no draft
no heater blaring forth electric rays burning n drying yer skin
(oh the poor being has sensitive skin)
no blower heater blowing dry dead air at ya one side
while the other side freezes
it was always about 73 degrees
the radiators came on n went off
the place didnt even need them
double glazing n good materials
eg a decent threshold that stopped drafts
theres a gale half an inch high
blowing under my doors
i put those snake things there but the kids move em
or when the door opens which the thing hinders
or they concentrate the draft into a small whirl of intense damp draft
look i know i shouldnt complain
but im burnt out n freezing
the internet is playing up here
so im lucky there is a blogge at all
n dont get fluffed up if i aint returned yer email, gmail, phonecall, letter
telegram,smoke signal,wave, message,indication or whatever
im nihilated
its school holidaze next week
n i can only imagine this weather plus cabin fever doodles
someones done something to the falcon n its leaking
pam n perry just came over
so ive hadda smoke n im drinking some green ginger wine
plus some fucking neurofens (the ones with lotsa codeine)
but i still feel like halfaman
im listening to brian eno another green world
and quite frankly i wish i was there
somewhere else
somebody else
or cancelled out
i dont want to die
but i’d like to go into suspension for a while
i had some nice dreams last night
i have a magic recipe for you to try
especially if you have trouble sleeping
in one glass of warm/hot water
add one tablespoon of blackstrap molasses
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 quarter a teaspoon of bicarb soda
drink before beddy bedtime
and if you dont have the best creamiest night sleep
(you’ll see what i mean…no mr humphries jokes now davem)
then you can pay me double the subscription back!!
you see it alkalizes yer body
mmmm alkiline good
acidic badde!
you better believe that it works
or i wouldnae have recommended it to yas
whew i just turned the brightness down on my ibook gee4
so much fucking electric pollution in yer beings system
i once had this check for pollutions
my electro magnetic contamination (at that point in time)
was litchrally off the dial
i was fulla the stuff
todays no better with electric heaters
ipod
ibook
i dont know what
all the electricity bombarding me
i’ll end up like the bat
hanging fried upside down on a wire
ive pushed my tough(on juicy wallops side) working class
english genes far enough
i havent eaten all day n i have a lean n hungry look
god you never know what to expect from a mirror
all my life ive been alternately attracted n repelled by my own visage
i mean
what is a “face”?
do you ever think about that?
why do we place so much emphasis on faces?
why does a straight nose n grey eyes go much easier on the eye
what makes my white beard quite so attractive
how do you look olde n young at the same time?
my face my face
all those dead handsome men
all them dead beautiful women
all the fatskinny people
all the nobody people
all the somebody people
what will it mean when youre gone
i hate it when im impressed by prettiness or handsomeness
even tho the owner seems vacant mean or useless
but some deep sense of human aesthetic gives us knee jerk reaction
you have to educate yerself to resist
like the monks n the priestesses n vestal virgins
but to most of us
the right human geometry facially can blind us
good looks…..think about it
would you rather lose face or lose your face?
beauty is skin deep
and skin is flimsy stuff
like mine
dry cold tired epidermis
big deal
being human isnt always that much fun
even when theres nothing really wrong with ya
like me
always complaining
about something

70 Responses to “abstract composition”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2007 at 9:12 am #

    Wot an hour & no comments?
    Fuck it – i’ll be first AND ask a really irritating question as is my duty.
    So what the fuck’s happening with the Church – you never mention anything these days.

    Dutch Pierre

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2007 at 9:32 am #

    You guys always whip K when he’s down, no sense of tact at all..

    Yes, Scandinavian housing rules, other nations truly live in caves.

    – Lebrinho

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2007 at 9:38 am #

    Thanks for the piccie sk.
    Professor of the Blog, you do look like one ya know.

    Peace & love,
    Therese

  4. avatar
    vegan | 28 June 2007 at 9:47 am #

    Watch out Steve!!
    Look out for the Gremlin on the left!

  5. avatar
    manukahoney | 28 June 2007 at 9:47 am #

    Its amazing how the weather can really affect us and our moods…
    There’s somethin in the air at the moment and whatever it is, I hope it disappears soon…
    Keep warm and stay happy.

    XXD

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2007 at 9:59 am #

    Fantastic painting sk. If I had the money I would definitely buy that one! Oh no, a pretty low, pretty blue sk, what can we do to cheer you up? I don’t know, um, I guess the school holidays will keep you busy (don’t know about happy-ha!) and you have the other twins coming and the nz tour and your solo album to look forward to. How was that?!! How to cheer up sk, that’s a real hard one. Maybe have another one of those beddy-bye drinks tonight and tell us about the dream tomorrow ok!
    Thanks for the pics, is that little Scarlet peeking over the chair? You’re both so cute.
    Have a nice night sk, rug up and hope to hear from you tomorrow.
    love you always,
    Amanda

  7. avatar
    adrift | 28 June 2007 at 10:12 am #

    Chin up, buttercup. If it makes you feel any better it’s no warmer in the UK. It’s been raining for weeks, there’s floods and wetness everywhere. The temp is damn low for June (just managing to push 16-17deg) and so cold at night you want the central heating on! What happenned to summer?

    It could be worse, sk, it could be worse… just don’t forget to feed your soul.

    lovin the blog and the music – the music especially essential to maintain my (in)sanity… keep your chin up, buttercup. Sending happy thoughts and warm wishes from damp ol england.. jane xx

  8. avatar
    craig1.618 | 28 June 2007 at 10:13 am #

    perhaps it’s that time of the year ( in a lotta places it’s either too dry and hot or freezing or flood-like rains)……perhaps that place in the cycle……maybe mercurial retrograde mixed with heavier galaxial energy space…….denser aetheric torsion fields

    alot of folks are feeling sorta fucked up right now….i haven’t been “me” in a while…….for at least a couple of months, it’s as if i’m looking out through a strangers eyes………..and vicariously at that

    but ya know……….i wouldn’t trade the “now” for anything in the world………hmmm……..or would i ?

  9. avatar
    melquiades | 28 June 2007 at 10:22 am #

    great painting Steve

    something about one’s facial geometry calls to something primal, maybe? Is the same perception of beauty cross cultural?

    One’s personality can can enhance or completely reconstruct one’s perceived beauty, making their visage and other parts increasingly attractive.

    btw, recipe noted. is bicarb soda carbonated/club soda? If so, that’s what I drink straight, maybe with a little lemon. good refresher.

  10. avatar
    eek | 28 June 2007 at 10:25 am #

    Cool pics. I especially love the little hands on the chair next to you. How adorable! πŸ™‚ Nifty aluminum bass case in the background too. And the painting is very cool. Love the patterns on your face and the background. Definately has a winter vibe.

    Sorry to know you are feeling so blue. Hope the both the hassles and the weather clear up for you soon. I know it probably doesn’t help much, but there are people all over the world who’s lives are a little bit brighter because of you. That’s really special.

  11. avatar
    melquiades | 28 June 2007 at 10:25 am #

    feed from those blues, man. much can be taken from the despair of life.

  12. avatar
    melquiades | 28 June 2007 at 10:30 am #

    (last comment SK, don’t worry)

    Steve, you acknowledge your despair. you feel it. that’s healthy, I think.

  13. avatar
    vacant mean or useless | 28 June 2007 at 10:46 am #

    Me?

  14. avatar
    Symon | 28 June 2007 at 10:56 am #

    hhhhhmmm…green ginger wine will put hairs on your chest…that will then act like a layer of thermal insulation and keep you as snug as a bug in a rug !

    Gloves and ugg boots (polyester fur fabric of course !) may be the answer. Gotta keep your extremities warm.

    Oh and by the way….you are absolutely fucking spot on….in general, Australia has the worst designed, sited and built house in the world for thermal/energy efficiency.

  15. avatar
    Ricky | 28 June 2007 at 11:15 am #

    Wow man, I hope things brighten up for you soon. I’ve been feeling pretty much the same as you …been loving The Old Iron Pot!!! sent the new Yellow6 to KH!!! going to London on Sunday…will see T&MWP. LOVE to all Kilbey’s.x

  16. avatar
    Boriah | 28 June 2007 at 11:28 am #

    Been ages since I dont visit your blog, sorry. Love the two pics. In Postugal and Spain weΒ΄re entering the summer. If you want hot weather you can come, youΒ΄re invited to paella! Steve, you still remember that record store (Bangladesh???)in Madrid, I bought there my “The Church – Live in Hoboken bootleg”, “Heyday tour”, a gem man!!!! double vynil!
    Lots of love!
    Greetings from the manger.

    PD: I read in one blog you mentioned Archangel Raphael, please take a look at my Triptych31 MySpace page, there is lots of info on Archangels.

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2007 at 11:36 am #

    yes eek, “little hands on chair”…..very, um,comforting…father and daughter…nice

    yes, the beauty conundrum. I been thinking about that lately…is it the horrible lie, the terrible truth; that beauty is not a function of soul, or merit, rather a singular event…fine when it comes to nature or even the person made world, but when it comes to people……..too hard basket…friends in loungeroom, bottle going round, sleepy…nigh night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite….

    kittykat

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2007 at 11:47 am #

    A few things –

    This weather. It’s going on and on and on….I have lived in Japan and Ireland and it gets bloody cold in them parts….but there is something weighty and discouraging about this gloomy weather in Syders at the moment. I do not imagine we are suffering more than those in more northerly climes do in their winter (or even in the UK’s half arsed summers)but this is supposed to be the ‘Emerald City’ and our days are, for the most part, shiny. Thats the good thing about here most of the time…and the bad thing about being here now.

    The loomimg spectre of the school hols also fills me with trepidation…holiday programs? I dunno. We’re gonna call the plaster place on Old South Head tomorrow and see what they are about and how long they can corale our gals for…the chix had such plans for their holidays…a few bright days for tramping is all they wanted….

    I feel like I could address all of the issues raised in todays diatribe; aging, beauty, leaking family vehicles, stomach acid – but I ain’t gonna say anything positive…so I ain’t gonna say anything at all.

    B.Bon

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2007 at 11:47 am #

    get a new threshold from the hardware store, then undo the old one. remove the old one,replace the old with the new,screw the little screwey things in. ta da!
    not too hard, even I can do it. (assuming that you have a screwdriver)

  20. avatar
    jera | 28 June 2007 at 11:59 am #

    Hope you feel better soon. If there’s no sunshine cure, just keep painting.

    I see a pair of little hands on the chair in the second photo. Who belongs to those? πŸ˜‰

  21. avatar
    davem | 28 June 2007 at 12:00 pm #

    Lovely painting but even greater to see a photo of you!
    Don’t know what to say when you’re low. You mean so much to me…so sending you as much love as I can muster from the other side of the world.
    Ricky – have just been to buy my BJM tickets for 11 July.
    If it helps SK we’ve had about 1 hours sunshine in the last 2 weeks and I think it’s now been about 10 dyas of solid rain. Floods everywhere.
    If I can help in any way let me know….I’m freeeeee…just as soon as I’ve given Mrs. Slocombe’s pussy the slip, that is!!!!!!!!!!
    Love you more,

    davem
    xx

  22. avatar
    boggy | 28 June 2007 at 12:01 pm #

    did u tell that child to duck down out of the photo?

    tooooo funny.

  23. avatar
    gareth,notts | 28 June 2007 at 12:46 pm #

    beauty is in the eye of the beerholder!!!

  24. avatar
    gareth,notts | 28 June 2007 at 12:47 pm #

    hmmmm….is that an Isidore sweatshirt i see there??

  25. avatar
    veleska1970 | 28 June 2007 at 12:55 pm #

    i always get the blues during cold weather, too. i’m an outdoorsy person, and i hate it when i am forced to stay inside. it’s been raining constantly up here in north texas~~flooding everywhere. people being forced out of their homes, losing everything they have, etc….all this brings me down because it jerks me back to just two years ago and what i went through with hurricane katrina. i thought i had left all that, but i guess it’ll follow me wherever i go. πŸ™ and i absolutely loathe being cold, too. i’d rather be sweating buckets than be shivering. but aren’t the twillies coming to live with you soon? that should bring you out of your doldrums.

    thanks for the bedtime recipe~~i have a lot of trouble with sleeping. i am one of those who wakes up a million times a night. i cannot remember the last time i actually slept through the entire night, in one uninterrupted, continuous stretch~~it’s been years. i don’t know why. i keep my room absolutely dark, i do not sleep with any noise (i HATE having the tv on), and i keep it cool. i do all the right things but still have trouble. so i’ll try your suggestion and have a full report on your desk by 9 am monday. πŸ™‚

    nice photo of the killah hard at work on da blog, sporting his isidore sweatshirt. and whose sweet little fingers are peeking out from behind the chair? eek’s observation about your portrait is the same thing i thought~~it definitely evokes a cold, snowy scene. the killah in wintah.

    face fascination~~it’s definitely a primordial thing. i guess it goes without saying that because the face conveys and communicates so much, it’s very natural to zero in on it. in fact, i did not know until i was a photography student that the eyes are the very first thing a person looks at on a person. another primordial characteristic. good photographers know this and always focus on the eyes when composing a shot.

    i hope you’re feeling better soon.

    lotza love…..

  26. avatar
    daniel | 28 June 2007 at 1:10 pm #

    Yeah most of us get those winter blues from time to time. If nothing else you seem to have channeled yours into a great self portait. This one whould is one of the best of your’s i’ve seen.(very Nevets Van Gogh)
    Reading your bloggs over the last coupla week i’ve kind of felt something comming to a head. That Gogolesque (diary of a madman) ending to that one the other day was almost worrying.
    I’ve also wondered why you’ve seemed to take an increasing interest in your blogg comments.
    What is it your looking for?. Someone to chatigate?. A placebo releif for lonleyness?. Perhaps it’s just your looking for some insights to and outside obsevations on yourself.
    At the risk of torrents of abuse i feel like playing amature analist tonight.
    I’ve noted along with what i’ve mentioned above that Ploogy has been making recuring apperances in recent bloggs. If i were an analist (i’m not) i imagine i might see your estranged ol mate Ploogy as representing someting you perhaps feel you’ve lost. I’ve also noted someone mention that Ploogy chose the life of a gardener over the life of a musician. In other words he left your world for a life perhaps more stable and peacefull.
    I can really understand someone making such a choice. My experience is that honest outdoor physical work does wonders for my spirits whether I need the dosh or not. Yeah i know i’m not blowing your mind with this but have you ever thought of phoning ol Ploogy and seeing if he’s got any gardening work. You might mend a few briges at once.
    Don’t think of it as beneath you, George Harrison Loved Gardening !

    Oh Dear. Offering advise to the jangle god. Am i a candidate for most hated commenter of the week or what.

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2007 at 1:23 pm #

    yeah, dan, u probably gonna get it in the neck. best intentions though.

  28. avatar
    steve kilbey | 28 June 2007 at 1:33 pm #

    thanks danno
    ploogys got me pulling up some crab-grass
    as im deleriously happy
    by the way have you seen an analyst
    about youre being an analist…?
    ps wanna drive the wheelbarrow for a while?
    love on ya
    killa

  29. avatar
    kat | 28 June 2007 at 1:40 pm #

    sk,

    love the art.. hope u feel better about stuff. i can be like a teacher and order suspension. wanna break? i am at a suck temp job… never know whats happening from day to day, or maybe i secretly like it that way? naaaa i just need dough.

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2007 at 1:40 pm #

    go to bed steve. it’s warm in there!

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2007 at 1:49 pm #

    Hope you feel better Killa…

    The winter blues, arghhhh.

    florian

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2007 at 2:08 pm #

    hey steve,
    have been listening to the go- betweens and grants watershed of late.

    saw them play at the corner 20 years ago. went alone as my friends didnt know who they were.

    you dreaming of grant is healing. take comfort. he’s with you.

    margie

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2007 at 2:15 pm #

    I like how in that picture of you at the computer there is a little person off down to the left. All you can see is the hands. Is that your bumper?

  34. avatar
    malcolm arkey | 28 June 2007 at 2:23 pm #

    Here’s my bad advice –

    Take a swill
    of your own tonic
    and
    then go to bed
    and
    cream the sheets
    …sorry,
    I think I meant
    to say…
    Have a
    sweet dream
    with a
    serene theme
    of Eno
    in a world of green
    playing creamy lead
    with Ween
    and Cream
    and an
    extreme team
    of lean
    female fiends
    singing
    backing sheen
    like velvet thieves
    to the tune of
    Greensleeves
    screaming
    ‘We’ll never leave, we love you Steve’

    …or something like that.

  35. avatar
    tim | 28 June 2007 at 2:54 pm #

    sorry to hear ya got the blues..

    Winston Churchill said…

    “If you are going through hell….keep going”

    Shakespeare in Othello said..

    “The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief”

    Someone else…I don’t know who said..

    “the true measure of a man is not how he conducts himself under normal circumstances but how he handles himself when times are challenging”

    Sorry to sound preachy…but your kids will learn from you, they will see how you handle yourself when met with adversity.. you have much to teach them..

    best wishes

    tf

  36. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 28 June 2007 at 3:03 pm #

    Sk is a very cerebral idealist who is either blessed or cursed with too much talent. As a performer he should be as famous as Macca. Stupid people are lucky because they are immune from depression, panic attacks and suicidal thoughts. SK is an encouraging vegetarian who is stuck in this discouraging world laden with slaughterhouses, murderers,warlords, hunters, poachers and nature destroyers.

  37. avatar
    wallflower | 28 June 2007 at 3:20 pm #

    …life is a highway…
    it’s just that sometimes there’s a traffic jamme
    or a sudden stoppe
    a hook turne
    or a one-way streete
    …remember, it’s all only temporary…

    evocative painting
    chilly
    intense
    probing
    primitive
    mature
    emotive
    cerebral
    cannot be ignored

    what name do you bestow upon it?

  38. avatar
    David | 28 June 2007 at 4:00 pm #

    Steve – I lost sleep last night worrying about you. How I wish the demons would get off your back. Since you’re in The Church, I’ll point to the Bible in regard to your blue mood. James 4:7-11. I’ve got that taped to my cubicle wall here in Nashville for times that I’m in need.

    It’s funny how life works. There you are in wintry Australia, feeling blue. Here I am in summery Nashville, where two days ago I walked two miles in 95 degree heat from work to the record store with joy in my heart because I was about to buy Uninvited Like the Clouds. Alas, they didn’t have it. I’ll have to iTunes it this weekend.

    You are a blessing to so many, beyond your understanding and mine, for sure. Just keep your family first through everything that comes your way, which it seems you already do (nice Winnie the Pooh book by your computer – a beautiful sight).

  39. avatar
    Cee | 28 June 2007 at 4:07 pm #

    blue steve
    green steve
    red steve
    brown steve
    orange steve
    yellow steve
    white steve
    black steve

    de colores

  40. avatar
    davem | 28 June 2007 at 4:30 pm #

    Fucking hell.
    The killa gardener. I can’t see it, don’t ever want to see it. Only one kind of weed for you old Time Bean.
    You’re a genius – I don’t think that’s ever been an easy road to travel!!
    With more love than you can imagine,

    davem
    xx

  41. avatar
    John Garratt | 28 June 2007 at 5:43 pm #

    Time for a vacation.

    John Garratt

  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2007 at 5:57 pm #

    Stupid people are lucky because they are immune from depression, panic attacks and suicidal thoughts.

    You are an ignorant fuck Brien C.

    In more ways than 1

  43. avatar
    dean9000 | 28 June 2007 at 7:00 pm #

    cold winter days can suck….your place is crawling with doodles like mine…. i see two hands on that chair next to you :)….

    That group the album leaf is coming to sydney on 10/6…. i will make sure to remind you …. you have to catch them live….good guys and great music…

    stay warm,

    dean

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2007 at 7:15 pm #

    Keep on complaining, you olde rocker curmudgeon.

  45. avatar
    persephone2u | 28 June 2007 at 7:25 pm #

    You poor thing, you don’t sound well at all. Eat some food for heaven’s sake, it’ll stabilize your blood sugar. You’ll feel better, trust me. Love your abstract painting too.

  46. avatar
    knot | 28 June 2007 at 7:58 pm #

    i am certain you must have read
    some of those interesting studies
    on wee li’l babies
    and how even they are attracted
    to the correct geometry of
    the attractive human visage
    big eyes, smiling mouth, shiny hair

    or

    how men have a knee jerk reaction to women with the appropriate hip to waist ratio that supposedly predicts fertility in a woman

    ?

    i thought i saw some teeny weeny fingers on a rattan chair behind you mister

  47. avatar
    THE HURTING | 28 June 2007 at 8:14 pm #

    you think you got it bad, me mommy goes under the knife tomorrow for her upteenth cancer operation, life wood be better if you were up here and over…
    mjnjr

  48. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 28 June 2007 at 8:47 pm #

    Anonymous 3:57 a.m. I am not ignorant I am STUPID ! Thou Shall Not Kill Fish or fetuses !

  49. avatar
    steve kilbey | 28 June 2007 at 9:54 pm #

    people stop arguing with each other

  50. avatar
    eek | 28 June 2007 at 10:26 pm #

    I just remembered the word I was trying to think of when I looked at the painting you posted. Scaffolding — it’s in the background and also the face looks as if it’s being constructed on the scaffolding and you are still able to see the supporting framework in the face. It’s as if the final mask hasn’t been put on yet. (still has the winter vibe too)

    It’s an intriguing piece. I really like it.

  51. avatar
    steve kilbey | 28 June 2007 at 10:29 pm #

    thanks eeky beeky
    youre not biased are you??
    killaboy

  52. avatar
    eek | 28 June 2007 at 10:31 pm #

    Me?

    Never!

    πŸ™‚

  53. avatar
    the dean | 28 June 2007 at 10:32 pm #

    The artist as a stained glass window or the transparency of existence.

  54. avatar
    CSTCoach | 28 June 2007 at 10:44 pm #

    sorry to hear you’re feeling blue, killa. did you just finish your solo album, or another project? i get that listless, purposeless, nothin’ to do feeling for days after finishing something big.

    the weather’s hot up here in north am. How bout coming for a tour?? πŸ˜‰

    Cool pics. At first I thought the painting was some sorta mixed media thing, that you’d somehow painted an image of a face and window on top of a photograph, or painted a guy into a photograph. kind of a cool idea, actually.

    dig the isidore hoodie. tres cool.

    actually, i originally logged on today to say that Ionian Blues is one of my absolute fucking favourite church songs. you guys nailed it so well on that one. the poignant, melancholy tune. The way that beautiful pensive melody kicks in just before you sing “Thunderclouds rent the sky…” And the word choice, with images borrowed from the odyssey, was dead on. The entire song completely englulfs you in waves of sound when you play it on headphones. it swallows you up, much like odysseus’s fate.

    i really dig intelligent songwriting like this, and i appreciate your intelligent classical references.

    Cheers, druid!

    ryan

  55. avatar
    ed in fl | 28 June 2007 at 11:14 pm #

    This blog read so different that your usual prose…hmmm….sounded more like a everyday kind of guy rather than the “artist.” Was very strange reading indeed!

    Very warm here in Florida….and wonderful. Remember freezing in Northern Japan many years with limited heat. Don’t miss that one bit.

    ed in fl

  56. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 June 2007 at 12:15 am #

    Hi sk, I really hope you’re feeling better today, I’ve been so worried about you lately. I was thinking about you last night(so what’s new!!hee hee) and horrible thoughts were entering my mind, like – “oh no, this is it, he’s gonna give it all up, no more music, no more blog, no more gigs, no more art etc etc” – tell me this isn’t so sk. I was going to start to hassle you about coming to Melbourne blah blah, but after looking closely at that photo, the look in your eyes kinda scared me, so I’ll just back right off!! (maybe Symon from Melby can hassle you instead ha ha).
    Anyway, I hope the sun’s shining your way and you feel up to writing to us today.
    Love always,
    Amanda

  57. avatar
    maximoom bass mahn | 29 June 2007 at 12:36 am #

    yars yars…ah’ve also got one ‘o dem rattan chairs, mahn.
    de fingerz are part ‘o de Ikea design…very cool, mahn.

    Turn up de bass !
    Jah be wid u, mahn.

  58. avatar
    malcolm toft | 29 June 2007 at 12:39 am #

    Make bread, not war !

  59. avatar
    an observer | 29 June 2007 at 12:59 am #

    essjaykay,

    everyone in persia probably feels like that too…

  60. avatar
    when time has gone there isn't anything but time, place, no place, anything - but how could nothing, | 29 June 2007 at 1:12 am #

    that’s why we love you k

    mem

  61. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 June 2007 at 1:18 am #

    Heading north tomorrow – way north can’t wait to get away from the cold weather
    Cheers
    DR

  62. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 June 2007 at 1:32 am #

    steve

    have a nut cutlet and count you blessings.
    Panafen plus is a generic form of nurofen plus. Made by same company,same amount of codeine, much cheaper.
    saving money always cheers me up

    leanne
    nb only take as directed haha

  63. avatar
    MarkM | 29 June 2007 at 1:34 am #

    Heya steve
    I often feel that way too…thankfully it always passes. Relaxtion therapy/meditating helps me get rid of it. I’m still here always reading. The new painting is fantastic, that would have to be one of my faves – your work is getting better all the time. That’s probably been said 60 times so far in the comments already but I can read em anymore – been too much arguing of late. I’d love a painting of yours hanging on my wall – or maybe a SK comissioned painting for my next album cover? Hmmmm.
    Hope things are feeling a little better today – the sun is shining brightly here on the Central Coast and we’re thawing out. Looking forward to that solo album Steve – I’ve been told lotsa good things! Take Care.
    love MarkM

  64. avatar
    steve kilbey | 29 June 2007 at 1:37 am #

    dear markm
    hope youre doing well
    (a lovely geezer!)
    sk

  65. avatar
    Thelonious | 29 June 2007 at 1:55 am #

    maudlin times. Eno will save you’re soul.

  66. avatar
    MarkM | 29 June 2007 at 2:21 am #

    Well I came back to say I meant “I can’t read em anymore” (My typing fingers and brain often don’t meet where they should). Glad I popped back…And thanks Steve, yeah I’m doing OK….actually I should say that on my new, improved, SK inspired diet I’m doing just great, whilst everyone around me is dropping with the flu I remain unscathed. Old health problems seem to have abated for a while. Good news.
    Cheers

  67. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 June 2007 at 2:33 am #

    Have mislaid postal address…..can someone please remind me?

    B.Bon

  68. avatar
    eek | 29 June 2007 at 3:10 am #

    Karmic Hit
    PO Box 7779
    Bondi Beach NSW 2026

    πŸ™‚

  69. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 June 2007 at 3:41 am #

    God bless you, Eek.

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    Anonymous | 29 June 2007 at 6:14 am #

    Love the painting Steve, funny how it looks like someone I’ve seen before. ha. It makes me think of the stained glass window in churches.

    Love the recipe for sleep, bless your heart. I have chronic fatigue, so I’ll give it a shot or two. Very tired, must sleep…


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