posted on October 3, 2009 at 3:23 am


when youre on youre on
aint it the truth in spades
ah ya like my little music month…?
i strew songs before me like flowers
i write em
i throw em forth
i never think of em again
songs burst out of me like universes burst out of sleeping vishnu
the compensation for growing old is experience
experience is a good thing to have
everytime you do something you get experience
more n more n more
oh then you start to get a feel
oh delightful day
you grok you suss you understand
you can do it just right
i dont care where or on what
yeah gee whizz
i cant just leave ya high n dry
without all those new songs you accustomed to getting
so because i am all heart and
seeing how much you need this music
and seeing how some generous subscribers will cough up some more dough
to make this all possible (natch!)
because it takes a bit of time to knock this stuff off
and i know you’ll appreciate i just want my artisans standard rate
ie whatever you care to chuck in my hat
and thanks very much to those who did so during september
i feel sufficiently motivated to continue
i have more brand new stuff on the way
my garageband is out there practicing in the garage
i walk in
adjust a few levels
lennon n bolan in my head whisper hints
i let them have their way
one 2 3 four
the hi hat counts in
the guitars crunch down
the acoustic 12 strums with gusto
the drum wallop
the bass all rubber boom boom boom
rocknroll children oh sweet mother of fuckin’ mercy
oh this devils music got me shaking my id
i cant believe im such an old foolish master
released from youths constrictions
focussed by yoga and swimming
amplified by mother natures lovely plants
moving into more parts of my brain
i work feverishly day n night
painting writing dreaming shuddering
i heat up and i freeze
i think of nothing else but music
until i hear the song i always wanted to hear
i tune n strum n pick n croon n loon n soon more
more more more
well well well
i’ll lay it on ya
your wanting it makes it so
your servant

24 Responses to “accelerando”

  1. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 3 October 2009 at 4:29 am #

    A CD of these brilliant new songs would be ideal. Thus spoke Vishnu !

  2. avatar
    Saint Louie | 3 October 2009 at 4:40 am #

    Thanks Steve'O! Your Too Righteous Man!!!! Love the artwork here on this blog, love the new Jack Frost re-issue, Love Painkiller, Love Crystelline Rush, Unseen Words and Melodies, Untitled #23, and this Blog, Thanks Dawg!

  3. avatar
    Freddie | 3 October 2009 at 6:45 am #

    WOO HOO!!!

    I'm all eyes and ears 🙂

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 October 2009 at 7:12 am #

    sydney, darwin, melbourne, adelaide

  5. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 3 October 2009 at 7:19 am #

    september music month was fuckin' sensational…..keep on giving us sweet music, sire….
    love always

  6. avatar
    fantasticandy | 3 October 2009 at 9:36 am #

    'i know you'll appreciate i just want my artisans standard rate
    ie whatever you care to chuck in my hat'………

    is this hi-tech busking?
    your'e a 21st century troubador man….nahh,na,na,na…na,nahhhh
    da,da,dah,da,da,dah, da,da,dah,da,da,dah,
    da,da,dah,da,da,dah, da,da,dah,da,da,dah,….ect.

  7. avatar
    fantasticandy | 3 October 2009 at 9:39 am #

    actually that comment was a bit purille….even for me.

  8. avatar
    Jasperina | 3 October 2009 at 9:51 am #

    Do you look like your Dad? Very fine self portrait there. Spent the rainy afternoon drifting and cosy listening to P=A… Yesterday today and tomorrow have no significance when it comes to the transcendent quality of your music and prose.

  9. avatar
    cazziem | 3 October 2009 at 11:55 am #

    So the master becomes the servant eh? It's great that you feel our appreciation and need for your words and music is just as strong as you necessity to keep creating and providing it for us.

    Logging on each day to read or see the latest entry in ‘the diary of a certain Mr Kilbey’ is like getting a surprise gift almost daily. Never knowing whether it will be ballade, or whether sk has been getting down and dirty with the garageband just adds to the excitement as the wonders of the internet lights up the screen. We look at the title of the entry and ask, what will be the tone that greets us? Will it be addolorato or scherzo? We never quite know, but the one thing we do all know for sure it that ttb is the best blog by far!!!

    BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 October 2009 at 12:08 pm #

    thank you for a fantastical month. except for that speding ticket. can you help with that? oh mighty one. servant though you be.???


  11. avatar
    bc | 3 October 2009 at 12:12 pm #

    this is great news…thanks sk (and mother nature)

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 October 2009 at 12:37 pm #

    what kind of creature is a "kofta"?-interesting cuisine,indeed."kofta balls"hmmm…;-D x good night.haha,oh jussa chokin',hats all,.

  13. avatar
    davem | 3 October 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    It's good to read that people are contributing ££'s for their daily TTB.
    Many of us do really appreciate the love and care you devote to your art.
    Have a great weekend.
    Love you more,


  14. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 3 October 2009 at 1:49 pm #

    Too bad you never think about ém again. Too many great Kilbey songs
    are lost in cyberspace on YouTube, seemingly never to return.

  15. avatar
    Forbes | 3 October 2009 at 4:54 pm #

    Rainey day saturday her in New England. Bringing my recorder over to friends house to learn to mix down to .wav files then import int guitar pro on my system.

    inspired by yours trully the time being.

  16. avatar
    restaurant mark | 3 October 2009 at 7:13 pm #

    loved the song yesterday…are you taking drum loops or programming them yourself? i haven't really played with garage band before…mostly because digital performer is on my computer i've never gotten around to fooling with it. sounds good and trippy though!
    take care

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 October 2009 at 10:57 am #

    A righteous servant!

    Whatever we care to chuck in your hat?

    What religion is this?

  18. avatar
    Dave | 4 October 2009 at 2:03 pm #

    knowledge from experience,
    and earlier –
    the deep down inner master,
    sk might yet be
    an awakening gnostic.

    And yet,
    for the time being
    there is "sleep, perchance to dream"

    yeah, that's the key,
    Focus on the moment
    in the moment
    moment to moment
    fully aware
    inside and out
    dare to try
    it will gradually awaken
    the inner master
    "feel that something flowing"
    like Beethoven did
    The Flight of the Feathered Serpent

    thanks for the melodies

    "Where do you carry the soul?"

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 October 2009 at 4:54 pm #


  20. avatar
    M.Merrill | 4 October 2009 at 8:23 pm #

    isn't true… life speeds up

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 October 2009 at 2:15 am #

    What religion is this?
    You should call it the Peoples Temple, and tell all your fans to join you at a location of your choice and call it Kilbey’s town.

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 October 2009 at 3:13 am #

    Wonder what the new songs will be about. Listened to the Singles collection on the weekend and the words to some songs have more meaning after reading your blogge.
    Thought u had a great voice then, but it definitely has got stronger and continues to sound better n better, bring on the new music, but please perform it for the faithfull followers.

    Went to Canberra for the weekened and was thinking of you growing up there. Can see how you wanted to break free. Love going there for a visit, but too cold to live there. Nick Cave had an exhibition on at the Library.
    When you get another car should take the fambley down for Floriade, you will all enjoy it. This year Mind Body & Soul and yes, it did lift ye olde spirit looking at those beautiful flowers.

    Peace & love

  23. avatar
    Ellen | 5 October 2009 at 7:45 pm #

    "…the compensation for growing old is experience…"

    And may I add that another advantage to growing old is you no longer have to tolerate bullsh*t!

  24. avatar
    A.M. | 9 October 2009 at 1:14 am #

    Your artistic work is becoming stronger and stronger every day, musically and visually. How you've grown! It's awe inspiring.

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