posted on January 13, 2009 at 8:53 pm

heres where we are right now
k/k is now only 2 songs away from being mixed
simone polinski is mixing it
and its an aural treat
youre gonna love it
it is the opposite of painkiller
gentle songs
spiritual songs
simple songs
songs for love and special occasions
songs for early mornings in bohemia
songs for old souls
and guess what
m kennedy sent me up k/k 2 yesterday
the beginnings
so there ya go……another one off in the distance…
the church
(remember them?)
will have new album and 2 new e.p.s out soon enough
available and coming atcha
soon soon soon
wait wait wait!
gb3 nears completion
i love this record
thats being mixed soonish
me n thee mr ricky plus others
are starting on a new thing today down at the pav
we’ve been jamming thru the nites n days
trying to get a feel for it…..
hopefully will inveigle special guests
top secret tho
hush hush
say no moor
im doing a painting of a friend
cant get it quite right
i have to write my desert island poems list
for an article
i will be going down to melbo shortly
to appear with the triffids at hamer hall 29th
you should see this show
its a hyper feel good tearjerker and it spans
the entire career of one of austs most unique writers
a cast of thousands……
i cant wait for it, personally
i’m listening to songs every day
so i dont get words wrong as per film n syd fest
sorry….nerves….i get my own words wrong all the time
but its unforgivable singing someone elses wrong
meanwhile i owe the taxman a fucken forchoon…gulp!
the move to melbo or anywhere is temp on hold
cos we cant afford it….!?
some dim lights appearing at ends of tunnels but….
these days i dont count my soy chicken triangles
until they thaw…..right?
thanks for your attention
thats all
please disperse quietly
the time being has already left the building


41 Responses to “assessment”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 January 2009 at 9:55 pm #

    wow, a straight down the barrel with no gun held entry, not cryptic, not mystic, full of facts and arty-facts…I like!! lookin’ forward to listen.


  2. avatar
    Freddie | 13 January 2009 at 9:55 pm #

    Wow, so much going on!
    Really looking forward to K/K and new Church material.
    I never heard of gb3 but I’m sure it’ll be great.
    Soy chicken triangles, yum yum. πŸ˜€
    Hope ya have a lot of em to count when they thaw.

  3. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 13 January 2009 at 10:05 pm #

    …where do you get soy chicken triangles from? or do you make them? is there a recipe or something?
    music music music!!! goody!!!
    love always…

  4. avatar
    lily was here | 13 January 2009 at 10:05 pm #

    Quiet as a church mouse…my lips are sealed. Im really curious about the thing with you and Ricky. You sound better today? King tide yesterday might've helped wash those summertime blues away (they're not just for the kids)
    love xoxo

    ps pity that hamilton isles not a tax haven :)Too poor to move? move over while i join you in the boat, we'll row together. if you wanna see our sk in slow motion

  5. avatar
    kat | 13 January 2009 at 10:13 pm #

    thats very nice news, sk, re: all this great upcoming music. something to look forward to, if i can hang in. all these k's.

    & to john garrett, we were at all the same church and who gigs πŸ˜‰

    just came in from the cold and my fingers don't wanna type.

    lotza love, as Vel says

  6. avatar
    John Garratt | 13 January 2009 at 10:15 pm #

    Okay, I’m probably going to sound like a tool asking this, but…what’s gb3?

    Hellbound, I think I had soy chicken cubes today. They…were not good. NOTE: Thai place down the street from work doesn’t fix good vegetarian. Oof.

    John Garratt

  7. avatar
    davem | 13 January 2009 at 10:20 pm #

    Exciting news!!!!
    I’m eagerly awaiting Shriek to be delivered.
    Mr Kilbey, I love you more than you can know.

  8. avatar
    davem | 13 January 2009 at 10:23 pm #

    Here you go:


    gb3 features Glenn Bennie, a driving force behind undergroundLOVERS, one of Australia’s most innovative bands of the ’90s.

    gb3 is predominantly a recording project involving Glenn Bennie, Recording Engineeer Tim Prince, and core band members, Maurice Argiro, Andrew Nunns, Graham Lee, Robert Tickner and Philippa Nihill. A growing list of assorted guests join the band in the studio and for rare live appearances.

    On the most recent gb3 album, ’emptiness is our business’, the collaborators were a mix of Glenn’s musical heroes (including Steve Kilbey and the late-great Grant McLennan) and the hottest new stars in Australian independent music (including Sarah Blasko and Sianna from Love Outside Andromeda”

  9. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 13 January 2009 at 10:31 pm #

    Kilbey in Melbourne and J Beck in Sydney on January 29. I wish I had the mystical gift of bilocation.

  10. avatar
    jax | 13 January 2009 at 11:23 pm #

    looking forward to a taste of k/k, can we suspect a sampling soon? hold the soy sauce..

  11. avatar
    veleska1970 | 13 January 2009 at 11:25 pm #

    it’s wonderful, all this upcoming music. you’ve been a bizzy bee, that’s for sure.

    “the move to melbo or anywhere is temp on hold
    cos we cant afford it….!?”
    heh heh heh…as sue said, scoot over and i’ll help you row!!

    lotza love….

  12. avatar
    sanfoin | 14 January 2009 at 12:12 am #

    Good news… looking forward to hearing the new music.

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 January 2009 at 12:15 am #

    Possibly one of your recordings will sell alot of copies and you will make some good money.
    Thats how it’s supposed to work, right?
    Possibly you should direct some of your work in way that appeals to a wide cross section of people so you have more chances of selling many copies and making more money.
    It seem alot of your work asks alot of the listener,possibly make it it a bit more accesable.
    Hope this helps.

  14. avatar
    Claudia | 14 January 2009 at 12:55 am #

    SK-I have tickets for David Byrne/Eno at the Opera House on the 1st.Please tell me The Church are still playing too.You didnt mention it.RSVP.

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 January 2009 at 1:37 am #

    i remember the church well

  16. avatar
    captain mission | 14 January 2009 at 3:42 am #

    wow that’s awesome, so much to look forwards to. i’m not sure what k/k is but i’ll be listening out for it. i’m just waiting for shrek to arrive soon i hope.

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 January 2009 at 4:56 am #

    gimme a cryogenic bed next ta Walt ,thanks.;/ xo

  18. avatar
    melissa | 14 January 2009 at 6:13 am #

    ahhh .. so much good stuff to look forward to! πŸ˜€

    Counting the days for the Triffids concert in Melbourne – it’s going to be fantastic πŸ™‚ !!


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    ross b | 14 January 2009 at 7:00 am #


  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 January 2009 at 7:54 am #

    Jesus Davem, take a fucking cold shower mate.

  21. avatar
    fantasticandy | 14 January 2009 at 9:25 am #

    shriek news:
    ‘The CDs finally arrived and all copies are in the process of being shipped out. Sorry for not getting this to you sooner, but it took weeks longer than it should have for the CDs to get here from California.


    Neil Clarke
    Wyrm Publishing’


  22. avatar
    iseult | 14 January 2009 at 10:56 am #

    no claudia no church on the byrne tour no eno either

    but the word is that princess fiona is definitely singing on the shrek album

  23. avatar
    catchow | 14 January 2009 at 11:37 am #

    i’m very anxious to hear your new music!
    i can’t forget the CHURCH!…I listen to them several times a week
    Never get tired of!…

  24. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 14 January 2009 at 2:01 pm #

    Really looking forward to the k / k project(s).

    Just bought the new Mercury Rev album (Snowflake Midnight), and someone’s obviously been listening to The Church’s Lost My Touch. Just listen to Runaway Raindrop. It’s nowhere near as great as “the original”, though.

    But it’s always nice to see my all-time favourite band get some kind of recognition.

  25. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 14 January 2009 at 2:08 pm #


  26. avatar
    matthew | 14 January 2009 at 2:32 pm #

    Hahaha, loved the “soy chicken triangles” transliteration thingy… so, where does one get those? I’m digging all the new veg/vegan products that keep appearing these days… I’m adept at a fairly mean “mock duck” curry lately…

    PS… yes! Eagerly anticipating new product! (that’s musical, not culinary…..)

  27. avatar
    restaurant mark | 14 January 2009 at 3:18 pm #

    hello steve…everyone
    sorry for my prolonged absence. busy working out of town and taking care of kids plus under the weather preggy wife when i am home. all is calming down now…finally. off in a minute to find out what we’re having from the her doctor. wish us luck…hopefully it’s human!?
    by the way…all of the new music sounds great…can’t wait!!!

    take care everyone

  28. avatar
    CSTCoach | 14 January 2009 at 5:35 pm #

    wow, great news on all the new music coming down the pipes. a new choich album is always cause for celebration. though the sound is always you guys, each new album brings a totally new aural direction i never expected or anticipated. looking fwd to it.

    especially looking fwd to the k/k stuff. i love the world-weary melancholy expressed in those songs.

    for those above who were asking what k/k is, and for a peak, there are several great tunes up on the myspace page:

    "i have to write my desert island poems list
    for an article"

    very interested to read this. don't forget to post the link to the blogge!

  29. avatar
    davem | 14 January 2009 at 5:46 pm #

    2 ep’s?
    We were expecting coffee hounds but two??

  30. avatar
    restaurant mark | 14 January 2009 at 5:49 pm #

    hey everyone…it’s a girl! healthy and kicking!
    right now we’re going with sophia josette griffith.

  31. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 14 January 2009 at 5:50 pm #

    Release all the music and CDs possible before 2012? That’s the year when the future’s uncertain and the end is always near.

  32. avatar
    veleska1970 | 14 January 2009 at 6:16 pm #

    congratulations mark (and wife)!!

  33. avatar
    davem | 14 January 2009 at 6:25 pm #

    Congratulations Mark!!!

  34. avatar
    kat | 14 January 2009 at 6:52 pm #

    congrats, mark! what a cute name too πŸ˜‰

  35. avatar
    eek | 14 January 2009 at 7:06 pm #

    What a great load of music coming our way! Makes me very happy. πŸ™‚

    Congrats Mark!

  36. avatar
    fantasticandy | 14 January 2009 at 7:53 pm #

    well cool mark!
    more love in your home……..

  37. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 14 January 2009 at 8:11 pm #

    Congrats, Mark – and yes, what a beautiful name!

  38. avatar
    A.M. | 14 January 2009 at 8:17 pm #

    Congrats, Mark. Creatively prolific as always, SK. How you do you do it? And, what a wonderful profile pic, John G.

    Blessings, all.


  39. avatar
    steve kilbey | 14 January 2009 at 8:18 pm #

    nice work, griff!
    (easy to get em in..hard to get em out!)

  40. avatar
    CSTCoach | 14 January 2009 at 8:31 pm #

    congratulations mark!! πŸ™‚

    all the best to you and your family.

  41. avatar
    MEM | 22 January 2009 at 7:14 am #


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