posted on April 7, 2008 at 12:32 am

melbourne was good
not transcendent maybe
but good
martin kennedy played 6 songs
it was like the record live basically
it worked yes it worked
lovely songs lotsa space
we can/could do the whole album like this anywhere
travis came up and sang and played
travis from all those yearsago in perth
now got his own album out
called him unexpectedly to the stage
he rose to the challenge and almost stole the show
then michael the drummer from tarmac adam
who i just met
who played one song with me at s/check
he slotted in so perfectly
i instantly became addicted to all his percussive effects
and he had a load of em …bells n jinglies n glocks
man he was just right
so 3 heroes in my eyes
these 3 geezers
me myself i was ok
not as mouthy as sydney i guess
it was a special night
i guess we had about a hundred people
polinski mixed it
i trust he was doing some nice things
we sold some dvds
the good old melby gang were there
no complaints
what a nice way to earn yer living
obviously me n mr kennedy should do our whole album
when it comes out
and i’d like to play with michael again
it was good
im content

43 Responses to “at an internet kiosk melbourne airport”

  1. avatar
    veleska1970 | 7 April 2008 at 1:14 am #

    glad you had a good show. wish i coulda been there.

    “obviously me n mr kennedy should do our whole album
    hint hint….?? 😉

    have a good afternoon, steve.

    lotza love….

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    Brien Comerford | 7 April 2008 at 1:20 am #

    SK is content. I will be very content when his new music is released. The only real good CD that I purchased recently was Moby’s “Last Night”. Very eclectic and dynamic instrumentals.He’s moving away from commercialism. Bravo !

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    SweatyWheels | 7 April 2008 at 1:22 am #

    I remember Travis from all those years ago in Perth – it was the loungeroom sessions with Matt de la Hunty and Kimberley Salmon. 1997? He played UTMW cos the Kilbs couldn’t face it again and another night did LaGuardia Moment. Or was it Almost with you? He’s pretty damn on-the-money.

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    Melby Symon | 7 April 2008 at 1:44 am #

    Steve….the gig was awesome.

    You know that “ok” is a massive understatement for yourself. It was top shelf and the crowd was in awe!

    Oh fiendds…Melby wishes you were could have been there with us.

    There was a bit of everything.

    Special guests, readings (not indulgent at all sk…it’s your gig after all), stories about missy higgins and paul kelly and keith urban…there was wit, great humour and charm from our TB.

    There were powerful songs…gentle songs…church songs (buffalo was a highlight)..different songs(wolfe). I loved Providence and Civil War Lament.

    2 hours and 15 mins of complete and utter SK connection with his beloved Melby was just toooo sweet for words. Steve..thanks for signing my cd and taking time to say HI.

    Met Matt d and ethereal butterfly but missed princey and mel however they were there I hear.

    rolled outside at 12.10…home by 12.45pm…images, words and music still buzzing through my head now.

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    Hellbound Heart | 7 April 2008 at 1:54 am #

    glad things went ok…talk to ya tomorrow…i’m at work and i’d get shot if anybody saw me doing this (gulp!!)
    love always…

  6. avatar
    syrinx | 7 April 2008 at 1:54 am #

    Ah. Sounds marvelous from your telling.

  7. avatar
    syrinx | 7 April 2008 at 2:02 am #

    Mr. melby symon. 🙂

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    Anonymous | 7 April 2008 at 2:13 am #

    “I’m content”
    You can’t ask for much more than that sk

    Glad the melby show went well.

    Lady Di

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    Daberhasher | 7 April 2008 at 2:16 am #

    well there you go, Mell bin never seems to let you down…
    sounds like a great night,
    good for you and all the lucky dags who were in on it…
    nice tan btw…



  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 April 2008 at 2:22 am #

    i love it when you are triumphant

  11. avatar
    Ross B | 7 April 2008 at 3:54 am #

    Sounds like you should be doing these solo gigs far more often! 🙂
    Kind regards, Ross

  12. avatar
    captain mission | 7 April 2008 at 4:27 am #

    i concur with anon 12.22pm
    nice one

  13. avatar
    princey | 7 April 2008 at 6:01 am #

    WOW!!! as Symon says, the show last night was awesome! One of the best sk gigs I’ve seen, the night flew by so quickly! So many sk surprises, not just the same set as the dvd…all that, plus more!

    I’m praying that you and MKennedy WILL get together and perform that album live soon sk, it was pure magic hearing “Stretching Into The Stars”&”All Is One” SO beautiful, whistling and all!!. You read my 2 favourite Nineveh poems, sang some oldies, newies, covers (“Lonely Stretch” was awwwwesome!), u danced, joked, quizzed, said hello…I couldn’t ask for anything more really!

    Thanks sk for a night of pure bliss!! Please come to Melby again, we love you! I was a bit teary when I saw you putting your guitar in that taxi…silly but true, come back soon ok!
    Love always,
    P.S. Hi Symon, if you’re going to the MWP gig next week, I’ll see you there!

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    Anonymous | 7 April 2008 at 6:03 am #

    Would have liked to have been there sk, doubt if you’ld ever have a bad nite. Think you would have enjoyed the Air concert last nite, it was great, they had a lotta fans there, didn’t know they were so popular. The show that could top that of course would be the Church. What’s going on with the band are you still going to tour or each doing their own thing? (not forever I hope).

    Peace & love

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    Melby Symon | 7 April 2008 at 6:35 am #

    OH yeah…I nearly forgot…Steve also gave a brief but ever so dramtic and accurate re-enactment of the Collingwood v Richmond AFL football game that had been played at the MCG earlier in the day.

    It included plenty of high marking…handballs and goal umpire signals …just before SK left the stage to meet the models and substances waiting backstage for him during Travis’s version of Almost with You.

    Poetry in motion… I loved it !

  16. avatar
    linjo | 7 April 2008 at 6:54 am #

    A true entertainer, loved, talented and content. Beautiful stuff. Linda

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    Melby Symon | 7 April 2008 at 9:24 am #

    princey hi… how much did you love SK’s gig..sounds like heaps !

    Won’t be able to get to MWP’s gig next week. Hope you and any other fiendss have a great time if you do get there.

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 April 2008 at 9:24 am #

    AND,truly very very beautiful a being,as well .:) x

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    Anonymous | 7 April 2008 at 9:27 am #

    forgot to mention…uncannily handsome,and gorgeous!

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    Anonymous | 7 April 2008 at 9:33 am #


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    fantasticandy | 7 April 2008 at 9:48 am #

    seems to me youv’e just made a bunch of people very happy!
    what a beautiful gift..

    nights like that make the shitty bits more bearable no?

    c’mon then!………
    let’s have some release dates.
    andy L.

    but only if no-one’s looking!

  22. avatar
    Ethereal Butterfly | 7 April 2008 at 10:28 am #

    11am yesterday, 17 yr old son says “I’d like to go & see Steve play tonight mum”.
    Mum-butterfly says: “We’ve had this discussion, you’ve been camping for 2 weeks, you’re tired, you’ve got homework & it’s a school night”
    6pm Son: “Please can we go?”
    Mum: Have U done that homework?
    Son: “Not quite”
    Mum: “Okay!!”
    Son takes homework with him to do at the club (a bit too dark however!)
    Arrive at The Toff – meet Big Smiles Kate at door, go on to meet Melissa, Melby Symon & Matty D – all lovely people & somehow we all connected not having met before.
    SK’s entrance was very funny – from behind the closed -red velvet curtain we hear, “I know I’m old & ugly so I’m thinking of performing like this” (or words to that effect).
    We really enjoyed the show, a mix of old & new stuff, lots of comedic moments added, including very graceful slo-mo football moves by SK, special guest young Travis ( who I recently saw support MWP in Sydney – a real talent) brought out some extra verve from our everyman-rockstar. Competition fires you up SK!!
    The audience (over a 100) were very receptive & in awe of you SK – they really listened to you, hung off your every breath did U notice?
    Thanks for a hoot of a night & my son said it was worth starting the term off tired & under prepared…..
    P.S Killa was asking the audience to test his knowledge of famous musicians’ real names….. here’s another…. The artist formerly known as Prince???

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    Mave | 7 April 2008 at 12:10 pm #

    Onya Killa!

    Last night was perfecto.
    And yes, transcendant.

    You and Mr. Kennedy should DEFINITELY do your thang together.
    Such lovely BIG sounds.

    And yes, wasn’t Michael from TA just right?
    Not too heavy, not too light?

    And Travis. And Polinski. And Nineveh.

    What a delicious smorgasbord indeed last night!

    Thank you!

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    restaurant mark | 7 April 2008 at 1:13 pm #

    sounds like a good night and good show…wish i was there

    take care

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    heather | 7 April 2008 at 1:48 pm #

    aaah drummers; the world’s joy

    oh, and polinski…what ears; yep would have been good SK

    who you channeling with the footer then (I take it Richmond won)?


  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 April 2008 at 1:58 pm #

    Polinski kept Gypsy Stomp off HOB, so I have no faith in his judgement. Sorry.

  27. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 7 April 2008 at 2:03 pm #

    Thank you fellow commentors for all the positive reviews of the Melbourne gig. As usual SK underates all his live performances. Modesty is a virtue but I still remember when he rated himself as a mere 7 as a vocalist. His voice is not only exemplary it’s also an amazing instrument.

  28. avatar
    CSTCoach | 7 April 2008 at 2:22 pm #

    Sounds like a really great show! Makes me feel again that i’m living on the wrong continent…

    Thanks for taking the time to post all the reviews 🙂 Otherwise all we’d have is the understated and modest wrap up from the TB.

    Looks like i’ve gotta get myself to Oz one of these days soon.

  29. avatar
    blackeyes | 7 April 2008 at 2:54 pm #

    Have fun Mr.kilbey, i’m so glad to read today’s blog; much clearer.

    … I then understand it as your hobby.

  30. avatar
    davem | 7 April 2008 at 6:12 pm #

    Thanks Andy!!
    Brian, you’re so right…7/10. ha ha. THE voice of rock n roll. Sounds like a great night. Some smashing reviews. Esskay, please come to blighty.
    BTW where are you at with the 1,000 fan/$100 thing? Can we get it on soon and get you happier than you were yesterday? We need you flowing you know!!! ooeeerrrr.

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 April 2008 at 10:43 pm #

    people say he’s krazee…he’s got diamonds on the soles of his shoes…g’Morning!xo

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 April 2008 at 11:22 pm #

    sk?you may like this one!….i ,one day,found myself in an HMV store,looking through the cd’s,{about 13years ago…there was a promo on,that i had no idea about….funnily enough robbie williams was in the store,with his band,which i cannot remember the name of….he walked up to me,cd in hand,signed it n handed it to me with a smile{after signing his name in huge letters all over the front of this cd cover….i politely thanked him…….but then said”cant i have one that you HAVENT written all over???”haha..hahaha!…that was his “unguarded Moment”!{haha,he was a little shocked,i must say!;)}haha..x

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    melissa | 8 April 2008 at 12:18 am #

    Hi SK! Just checking in also to say THANKYOU, THANKYOU, THANKYOU for yet another glorious evening of beautiful music here in Melby! Sunday evening was just amazing and still on a big high 😀 I was sooooooo knocked out by the songs with Martin Kennedy – I can’t wait to hear more!

    Just feel a bit sad I couldn’t stick ’round afterwards and buy some merch/say hi .. but we had to dash off to get the car out of the carpark before midnight, LOL. Never mind .. next time! It was lovely to meet Heather though *waves*! Hopefully catch up with everyone at MWP 😉

    Again, thanks ever so much SK! We loves ya!


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    make-believe-girl | 8 April 2008 at 1:11 am #

    Thank you, SK. For an amazing show… entertaining and touching and beautiful. I’m embarrassed that you may have taken my DVD comments to heart, but that you put on a show with such variety and spontaneity is a credit to you and I’m eating my words now.

    I cannot wait to hear more of the Martin Kennedy collaboration. It was pure bliss.

    I’m still your fan. Always and forever.

    – Amanda (afterimage)

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    Anonymous | 8 April 2008 at 1:51 am #

    Hi Steve,

    Thankyou so much for a GREAT evening on Sunday…the show had everything! (Great to see the footy moves again too!!) Martin’s guitar sound was awesome, beautiful in fact. Polinski’s mix was spot on…and Michael on drums was perfect, what a discovery (even better that he didn’t know the songs, more ‘feel’ involved…quality percussion is so underated).
    x2 & 1/2 hours with the master is always such a luxury…looking forward to seeing you carving it up on the tv. (when is that by the way?)


    Jon from Geelong.

    P.s. “Wolf” was great…

    P.p.s. Met Travis post show and just found out via a friend that he’s doing a gig in Geelong this Friday! I’ll be there, might be able to twist his arm for ‘secret corners’ again or something of that ilk… 🙂

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 April 2008 at 1:54 am #

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  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 April 2008 at 2:49 am #

    I still think modern english, echo and the bunnymen, u2 and rem are still much better bands

  38. avatar
    steve kilbey | 8 April 2008 at 3:01 am #

    ooooh gee that really smarts

    to you others
    thank you

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 April 2008 at 3:08 am #

    anon at 11.49!?good try!….are you showing a lack of class?…we’ll sit back n watch ya exhibit that if ya want?…but not for long!its a bit boring now.;/ 🙂

  40. avatar
    linjo | 8 April 2008 at 3:27 am #

    now fair suck of the sav anon, you still you still forgot Adam and the Ants still din ya

  41. avatar
    eek | 8 April 2008 at 4:20 am #

    Sounds wonderful. I’m glad it went well. 🙂

  42. avatar
    matt davison | 8 April 2008 at 8:29 am #

    make believe girl..
    Whats the probs with the dvd???

    I am the creator of the [project] pass on your coments please…


  43. avatar
    lily was here | 8 April 2008 at 11:54 am #

    Was that ‘Woodenelves’ Travis?!! A luvly young man, great music too. Thanks for the reviews, the show sounded like it was an amazing night sk! waaahhhh 🙁
    I’d like you to play with michael again too! xoxoxo

    ps Is it right you cant get into Rockwiz audience unless youre a contestant?

    EB – are you going to the apollo bay music festival?

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