posted on December 20, 2008 at 12:42 am

voice of another kilbey
whisper whisper whisper
fragment of fictional memory
what is lurking beneath ordinariness
kilbey lost his mind
i have commandeered this page
i am not him
he is not me
there are millions of us in every direction
kilbeys to kingdom come on
as far as the I can see
tragic isnt it
the mechanistics are in place
the stars are aligned
the scorpion will move into the crab
the lion will lay down on the lam
one and only kilbey
no he has split up now
no one reads on saturday
the sound of the wind in a letterbox
people leave in a hurry
the holidays stretch on ahead
they will roll in the surf
they will fuck in hotels
they will drink in the hot black australian night
they will drive on lonely roads
they will be stuck in traffic
they will swell out and disperse
they will play cards at night in caravans
they will argue with the sunburnt landlords
they will stop for fuel and a piss
they will stop n look at scenic spots
my dad will be out there driving
somewhere in melbourne
asking for directions to a moorabin he can never seem to find
and grant will be sittin’ at a bar drinking his long island tea
and david mccomb will be sitting in a hot room writing some song
about how his baby has disappeared into the bush
and mozart will be checking in to his room at batemans bay
and paul klee will be cruising down the great ocean road
kilbey youre losing it mate
kilbey to earth
everything coated with fuzz or scum
a caramel coating dipped with angelfruit
yeah oh i forgot
how are the rents there these days?

20 Responses to “another life”

  1. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 20 December 2008 at 2:55 am #

    Grant drank long Island Ice Teas. Those are the most dangerous of all cocktails. Sweet and powerful and before you know it you’re blitzed and black-out.

    I conjecture that SK will remain in Australia or possibly embark to New Zealand.

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    Freddie | 20 December 2008 at 3:01 am #

    The rents in lemuria
    are whatever you wish to pay
    or not
    so come on in the jungle is fine…

    The rent thing will work itself out.
    After all, home is where you make it!

  3. avatar
    CSTCoach | 20 December 2008 at 3:08 am #

    aww, some folks read on saturdays. some even read on the lam…

  4. avatar
    heather | 20 December 2008 at 3:13 am #

    on my gadzillion dollar lotto list is a home for the killerbees in Vaucluse…with a boat anchorage and tinny to get to town..

    y’know, over the bridge is now cheap….the dreaded north shore but still…leaves and parks..and the luna park pool

    nice chopper pov snapshot; the hot black australian night, yeah


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    restaurant mark | 20 December 2008 at 3:37 am #

    yeah, i read on saturdays…any chance i get actually. but it is only friday here though.
    thanks for your time and words…as usual.

    take care

  6. avatar
    restaurant mark | 20 December 2008 at 3:54 am #

    good lord steve…just read yesterdays. $660 a week! jesus christ! if ya ever want to move to georgia…way cheaper here. know you don’t…but. we live about an hour south of atlanta. 100,000 people. pretty, historic looking town. nice neighborhood…4 bedrooms, 2 bath, living room, laundry room, sun room, and two rooms for my music studio…plus nice front and back yard…3000 square foot total…$925 a month. and i bitch about the price!!! only an hour or so away from the ocean…wish i was closer though. anyway…i hate that your price is so high and you gotta move though. love ya man.


  7. avatar
    restaurant mark | 20 December 2008 at 4:06 am #

    by the way…me and amelia are the weird parents at school. but, you know…i was the weird musician guy when i was in school too…so i’m used to it. and our kids like that i play music…so it’s cool. the real only downfall…if we didn’t have to drive to atlanta for shows. other than that, it would be perfect…that and if the ocean was out my back door. ok…my comment limit has been reached.


  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 December 2008 at 6:02 am #

    The east is indeed painfully expensive, with Bondi being right up there with the most expensive suburbs in the country. I’m in the area but not by the beach, and am paying a mortgage so there is some notion of the house being an investment (that’s the theory that keeps the banks rich, anyway). Have you considered Coogee or The ‘Bra? Loads of apartments there, but I guess it just depends if you can do the apartment thing for much longer with the three girls…you may have found that you’d have to move some time in the future even if the rent hadn’t gone up. We could certainly use more bohemians in our neck of the woods and the rents are cheaper here in Kenso should you ever wish to consider it as a suitable spot for re-location. I can assure it it is utterly glamor-free as well.

    I can see the attraction of Melby, a city with a wonderful vibe and great artistic energy. I never thought of moving there myself…my own relocation fantasies involved Asia…but I do know many happy residents of that town.

    The artistic community of Sydney will be poorer for your leaving old chap, but I’m sure you will be welcomed with open arms by the corresponding fraternities of Melby should that be your ultimate destination.



  9. avatar
    davem | 20 December 2008 at 6:33 am #

    No one reads on Saturday?
    6.30am in blighty and it’s the first thing I do as I make my morning cuppa.
    It ALWAYS is!

  10. avatar
    princey | 20 December 2008 at 9:57 am #

    So does this mean yesterday’s dream is over already for the move to Melb??? Hope not! I love the ttb on a Saturday and a Sunday and Monday and Tuesday etc….just like Nana Mouskouri used to sing!
    Love always,Amanda

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    Melby Symon | 20 December 2008 at 10:56 am #

    Ohhhh wow…now that move I (and princey et al) could handle. Seeing you play live in Melby on a constant basis would be awesome.

    From what I hear and know, Melby does see to be a much more afforable place to live compared to Sydney. The daily costs of living are also more affordable.

    I know that the inner southern Melby Bayside suburbs aren’t Bondi and there is no ocean pool, but like you said, there is a reality issue to consider. You and the fambley have gotta be able to live.

    You’ve said that maybe Melby shooda been where you moved after Canberra becasue this city “always understood” where you and the Church were coming from….well here’s the chance.

    Grab it and run.

  12. avatar
    matt davison | 20 December 2008 at 11:02 am #

    I am only just here…like a new visitor………..I am nearly not around at all.

    She left me for another, yes she did.(ironic) I left Melbourne to be with her…What the!!..Hmmm PAIN

    sk^ "painkiller now"

    Very mortal now killer

    sk live might just be the swan song of this young fella…But I bluddy hope not.

    Matt without the D& C!! and the staffi

    Oh' new guy got them..yes I know him..bass player, shit band

    Good one Donna

    real nice eh!!!


    Thanks D

    have fun Mon SK will be amazing

  13. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 20 December 2008 at 1:00 pm #

    …rents in lemuria would be far far too high for any mere mortal to pay….a small piece of your soul and a few litres of blood each week….
    i’m gonna throw something left-field here…’s about moving to byron bay or somewhere in the hinterland around there…ahhhh, god’s own country…
    love always….

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 December 2008 at 1:08 pm #

    good night,steven.xoxoxo hope you find what youre looking for .

  15. avatar
    eek | 20 December 2008 at 1:13 pm #

    no one reads on saturday

    We’re not supposed to read on Saturday? Well crap. Now you tell me. >:(

  16. avatar
    veleska1970 | 20 December 2008 at 3:17 pm #

    i read every day, although i haven’t had time to comment lately. 🙁

    lotza love….

  17. avatar
    restaurant mark | 20 December 2008 at 4:47 pm #

    to the anon who called me gay…really? is that all ya got? jesus…just telling steve what size house you can get here and for how much…didn’t say i wanted him in my bed. besides…might be kind of cramped with me, my wife and him. although my wife might just like it…she does think you’re a handsome man steve. and to the anon (the same one?) who just went on and on about your relationship with steve…wow! that’s just a tad inappropriate…don’t you think? that should get the anon’s off for good…just not worth it. no place for all of that here.

    take care everyone

  18. avatar
    davem | 20 December 2008 at 6:10 pm #

    Sorry to hear about your problems Matt. Thinking of you mate.
    And anon at 2.20….this really isn’t the place.
    Love to all,

  19. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 20 December 2008 at 8:10 pm #

    Wow. Someone is off their meds in a BIG WAY (Anon at 2.20 looking at you and thinking of a straight jacket or a nice padded room for ya dear.) I think I’m actually half serious here. That was just a massively disturbing post and grammatically terrifying as well.

    See? I read on Saturdays; I even get snarky too.

    Ah Steven. What to do, what to do. Please do let us know when you have all the answers. 😉

  20. avatar
    ross b | 21 December 2008 at 5:19 am #

    Mozart checking into his room in Bateman’s Bay

    …I recall that one from the Willessee show, special sightings report, investigative journalism willessee style ala 1980’s. (Elvis in 7-11 Perth? – that too!)

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