posted on June 3, 2007 at 5:33 am

the afternoon sun
comes down
being in light
being sure to upset someone
being me that is
the me im being for ya
ha ha
amazing how someone sumwear
will get upset
even if you say
theyll rail against ya
christ , look what they did to jesus
so why do i still get surprized n dismayed?
too bloody sensy-tive to be in yon agony uncle bizness
oh dont leave me
dont leave me like this
standing here with my olde confused head
my mysterious mynde knocking out this doggerel nonstop
look look
it wont stop
even now can you feel the tumultuous river of words
pouring outta me by the inch and ounce and second
a puddle of sentences ripples round my boots
oh please dont leave me ever
not like this
not in anger
not in that tone of voice
please im sorry oh im so sorry
no no
dont switch off
hold on
im coming thru to you
this blogge is for you
at last
its all about you
its for you
on you
about you
it mentions you all the way thru
you you you
i thought we hadda sumthing going here
meeting here like this
on some olde ‘ippys blogge
you know how forgetful the “old fella” is
you of all people who likes all those ambiguous bits
you who can appreciate the art of wilful amnesia
youve watched me all the time thru your prismatic mind
your lovely mind so much sharper than mine now
oh im befuddled yes oh deary me oh my my
oh but i like it i like it i like it i like it
here we go o forgetting all over the world
this is a joke
yes it is
and i love laughing
i love to laugh
here i go
ha ha
you see
but i gaze out at you reproachfully as you pack your things
and just leave me here in the darkness
you know i wont be able to reach you
cant you leave a four wood address or something
who will ever take care of you
oh baby its a wild world
i’ll always rememba ya just like a childe
yes yes
take those gifts i gave ya
all the semi-precious hoo-haa
all those 24 carrot shibboleths
them eeny meeny miney moses
white hippy who speak from burning bush
holds forth on any olde rant
bang bang take that
whats ‘e trying to say
bug eyed if i know
olde kilbeeing in time
olde freckle face pommy ozzie geezer
olde raver and loony
jailburdon and denizen of 3 n half * gaffs
the guy who lost his keys
the fella with the santa claws beard
who wrote some song last century
that guy over there talking to the customs man
he got ‘is 1st bass at 16 n there was no looking bach
oh yeah the olde kilbeeing knew it all would happen
and thats true
he practised on his bass
plucketty plucketty pluck every day after school
see him now 7 baines place lyneham
in his bedge-room
sitting on the flaw
so gangly n awkward
hes a bloody awfull bassist
i wanna reach into the picture
and slap his pretty face
dont try so hard young beeing i’d scream at him
no thatd frighten him too much
i’d just appear and say
oh gently gently
feel it ffeel it
oh kil-boy
you have yer pre-monition of the “big-time”
but you still gotta do some bloody ‘omework
and you gotta do something with yer hair
punk ll bee here in 6 years but the young kil-boy heeds not
his hair gets longer n longer
he keeps plucking that guitar too damn hard n not feeling it
kil-boy keep it up
theres someway you can be yourself here
why are you talking to yourself
i hear you asking
i dunno
i thought youd already gone
and turned off the lights

42 Responses to “at last”

  1. avatar
    me | 3 June 2007 at 6:33 am #

    this blogge is for you
    at last
    its all about you
    its for you
    on you
    about you
    it mentions you all the way thru
    you you you

    But, but, but…what about me?

    Wah. I’m going to go out in the garden and eat worms. πŸ™

  2. avatar
    eek | 3 June 2007 at 6:54 am #

    Gad! That me person is a whiney bitch isn’t she? I’d like to slap her silly (although I think she might already be pretty damned silly…)

    Awww…I think the pics of the young you are adorable (although I would laugh like crazy at a pic of young killer all punked out!). I doubt the young you would have listened to the current you anyway. Some things we all just need to learn on our own. But you know, overall I’d say that young “Kil-boy” did ok. Sure, he tried too hard sometimes and not hard enough other times. And he took some ill-advised excursions along the way. But he’s turned out to be not too much of an ass.

  3. avatar
    craig1.618 | 3 June 2007 at 7:03 am #

    in last night’s dream……i remember asking myself if that was me in the mirror or the mirror in me

    the night before i was in milan for the first time

    but tomorrow i gotta feelin i’m gonna be in the desert

    *********see if you can guess which one***********

  4. avatar
    isolde | 3 June 2007 at 7:17 am #

    multichoice …

    is it better to be

    a) chopped liver

    b) a persona non grater (cheese, carrot, whatever)

    c) a new zealander


    mad tavyson have you got that cuppa tea rdy mayte?

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 June 2007 at 7:20 am #

    Hello Isolde.


  6. avatar
    davem | 3 June 2007 at 7:20 am #

    That kid did well in the end though!!
    I think his Mum is really proud.
    We all are.
    Much love to you Steve,


  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 June 2007 at 7:35 am #

    my comment,is to “jesus” at 3.33pm… dare you not be {sorry ,have an affinity for number sequences,and synchronicity} mmmmm..I like the image of you,the long haired,sensitive boy,blessed with determination and passion….lucky I didnt know you then!!!!i would have stuttered and shaken my wayto somewhere close to you….blushed….and then snuck away,before you noticed me…..enjoy the sun…xxxxxxgenx

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 June 2007 at 8:02 am #

    genx O2 B1 genx@535 /jt I’m watching you girl.

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 June 2007 at 8:14 am #

    Oh yessssssssssss!!


  10. avatar
    limebeaver | 3 June 2007 at 8:20 am #

    no steve, the lights are out, but i suspect there are a few people home, loitering in a basement somewhere.

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 June 2007 at 8:24 am #


  12. avatar
    ~ | 3 June 2007 at 8:35 am #

    thank you:
    with luck
    with love
    laughter and light
    peace full
    no joke in
    jokers n tokers
    sweeeeet hearts
    on the wind whisper to you
    …dream sweetly
    with eyes wide open
    3X3, +1, +2
    well I like it when that
    yes I like it a lot
    take it

    thank ya, again, davem
    veleska I send good thoughts, I’m good for it, the tea, the sea side and views
    peace and LOVE to all


  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 June 2007 at 8:55 am #

    I am you and you are me …

    I think I know why … people like to desecrate their idylls/idols … you take yourself away from your music, so you are no longer ‘untouchable’, you are now simply human, so can be spat upon. And people like to spit, don’t they, don’t we?

    But what’s with the pope saying there’s no more limbo. What’d Dante have to say about that?

    I am anon, because I am no-one. Is that profound, or what?

  14. avatar
    malcolm arkey | 3 June 2007 at 10:24 am #

    sense of proportion
    just another molly-coddled toddler spits the dummy –

    while out there in the real world whole villages starve,
    babies die from easily preventable diseases,
    people are executed for having different ideas,
    farmers lose their crops in an instant,
    corruption strangles the life out of governments…

    or had certain people here forgotten that ?
    or maybe these people didn’t want to know ?
    or maybe they don’t really give a *#$% ?

  15. avatar
    fantasticandy | 3 June 2007 at 10:30 am #

    oh, no, no, no!
    i have always felt a connection.
    the music itself was more than enough.
    this blog has added an extra dimension to the relationship for sure.
    i had no idea of the pain and suffering going on, i just knew the artistic ‘clout’ was growing and expanding at a remarkable rate.
    by the time you got to HOB songs like glow-worm were making me cry tears of joy.
    yet this wonderful, evocative stuff was borne of sadness and loss of self-worth.
    your outstanding body of work is an amazing testament to your tenacity over the years.
    in a more enlightend world you would be universaly recognised as a major influence, both musicaly and spiritually.
    not because your’e a saint, coz a saint you ‘aint!
    rather because you never stop trying to find a better way, to just BE better.
    complacency and comprimise have become alien concepts in kilbeyland.
    there have been pitfalls and pratfalls along the way and it can be a solemn path.
    dudes song quote:
    ‘you strive to be unique, and you find yourself alone’.
    ‘guts’ ‘bottle’ ‘sheer bloody-mindedness’
    temper these with:
    ‘humility’ compassion’ ’empathy’.
    what do you get when all these disparate elements meld with each other?
    ladies and gentlemen,
    it is both a pleasure and a priveledge to present to you tonight, my friend—-
    mr. steven kilbey.
    (riotous applause).

    much love to everyone,
    but two special mentions (cause at the moment they need just that little bit extra support).
    kat ‘n’ veleska…things are going to turn out fine…i’ve a feeling in my water!
    ohhh! i think i’d better go do someting about that right now!
    caio for now,
    andy L.

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 June 2007 at 10:37 am #

    oh my dear mr kilbey, whatever makes you think that i’d leave you? i’m still here to hold your hand if you need it…if i could talk to myself 20 years ago i’d tell myself to have more faith in me, take a chance and swim in the ocean called life rather than watching from the edge, and not to believe all of the negative fucking bullshit that people feed me…would have saved myself a helluva lot of heartache…
    -The Hellbound Heart

  17. avatar
    Emily Teechen | 3 June 2007 at 11:28 am #

    Hmmm…. Back problems…. I’ve had my share.

    Louise Hay is like homeopathy: you can’t figure out why the Sam Hill it works, but it does.

    Here’s Louise on back pain in “You Can Heal Your Life”…

    – Upper: Lack of emotional support. Feeling unloved. Holding back love. Affirmation: I love and approve of myself. Life supports and loves me.

    – Middle: Guilt. Stuck in all that ‘stuff’ back there. Get off my back. Affirmation: I release the past. I asm free to move forward with love in my heart.

    – Lower: Fear of money. Lack of financial support. Affirmation: I trust the process of life. All I need is always taken care of. I am safe.

  18. avatar
    davem | 3 June 2007 at 11:41 am #

    Nice words Andy. Well said old chap.
    SK – We love you. This blog is yet another piece of yer magic.
    Love you more,


  19. avatar
    Symon | 3 June 2007 at 11:44 am #

    I know in the past you’ve said your not a big fan of the past….so its nice to see you reflecting on where yer from and how you got here and how much you were never concious of it all happening around you.

    Sitting here today..we are all a little bit of everything that has happened in our past..good or bad.

    I think the secret is how we move forward with everything we have jammed in the life suitcase that we all lug around.We all have so much potential in us.

  20. avatar
    lily was here | 3 June 2007 at 11:48 am #

    Oh my, i tuned into a bit of status quo & cat stevens there.

    You want to reach in and slap the young time being’s face, but I on the other hand want to reach in and tell him that’s its within his grasp, or maybe cheekily kiss him quickly πŸ™‚ On the other hand, if it was me, then I’d say go on right ahead, slap away. Have you read The Time Travellers Wife yet? This just reminded me of it.

    sue x

    ps I can visualise you growing long wild grey hair when you get old

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 June 2007 at 12:41 pm #

    more than likely,Ill be in Bondi this wed and thurs….want me to treat you and the back,and the rsi?my email ,love and peace to you….genx xxxx

  22. avatar
    fantasticandy | 3 June 2007 at 1:11 pm #

    oh, by the way,
    sorry for being such a whore,
    but there are five new songs up at:
    i know this is a bloody awful ploy,
    but if no one actually listens… we really exist at all?
    thank you people,
    we need you.
    andy L.

  23. avatar
    matthew | 3 June 2007 at 2:07 pm #

    I’m gonna go look at that address in Lyneham! (reverently!)… I liked the “Agony Uncle” bit, and the bit that went “oh but i like it i like it i like it i like it
    here we go o forgetting all over the world” heeheehee actually I laugh nothing like that.

  24. avatar
    MEM | 3 June 2007 at 2:53 pm #

    morn’n killar – just a casual reccomen, have you seen any of the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky – that are now being re-rescueded onto dvd:


    “The Holy Mountain (1973)”

    and get at least 10min into it. Jodorowsky, visually is like dropping acid, or no, musrooms or no, maybe something like that… one of those trips, that’s so far out, it ends-up just where it started… this is not some yellow-sbmarine… for the faintovheart… graffic violence, occulted knowledge, repulsive battle re-enactments… a lot there…

  25. avatar
    Fireseed | 3 June 2007 at 3:38 pm #

    hi steve
    hope you don’t mind fireseed
    taking it upon himself
    to treat the denizens of seoul
    to a little ‘under the milky way’ tonight
    together with some ‘providence’
    utmy has never been one of my personal fave killer bee tracks
    but i do love those descending chord changes
    keep on rocking!
    love from sk

  26. avatar
    Fireseed | 3 June 2007 at 3:40 pm #

    beg your pardon guvnor
    that should of course be utmw

  27. avatar
    kat | 3 June 2007 at 4:52 pm #


    the world can be a toxic place. old to begin + young at heart for you?

    andy L, thanks very much for your support. hopefully life doesn’t kill me, no dramatics here. you take care of yerself, too!!! much luv & schmaltzy (can you tell i like that word?) to valeska and everyone.

  28. avatar
    ben | 3 June 2007 at 5:29 pm #

    ah, refreshing. loved it

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 June 2007 at 5:35 pm #

    i am so proud of you and happy for you in your new, cleaner life.
    more early demos please.


  30. avatar
    mahatma kane jeeves | 3 June 2007 at 5:40 pm #

    bass is hard, but not as hard as drumming

  31. avatar
    Ansible Jon | 3 June 2007 at 6:09 pm #

    enjoyed the cat stevens (now yusef islam) reference. love that song.

    yes, youth is wasted on the young.

    and yes, the lights are still on, it’s just that it’s a black light and not all can see. too many relying on their eyes to see the world.

    keep writing and i will keep reading. i savor each day’s words/images you post. please don’t stop. and thank you.

    picked strawberries today with my five year old. amongst the tiny heart-shaped juicy vessels i discovered i am still a five year old myself…

  32. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 3 June 2007 at 6:47 pm #

    Genius hovers one story above insanity and stupidity grants impunity from suicide. My albums of the day will be Moby’s ‘HOTEL’ and Steve Kilbey’s ACOUSTIC @ INTIMATE. TWO GREAT CD’S.

  33. avatar
    jeanz | 3 June 2007 at 9:44 pm #

    been away for a few days…music fest in france…so i’m catching up

    its ”pastizzi tal-pizelli” ie maltese pea cakes


  34. avatar
    CSTCoach | 3 June 2007 at 9:52 pm #


    two new clips uploaded. phase two…


  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 June 2007 at 10:20 pm #

    yes limey there is at least one here in the basement……
    samosanx here sk and my blog thingy has dissapeared and couldn’t even log on as anon for ages….wha the fa…

    technology bah!


  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 June 2007 at 11:17 pm #

    Hey sk, there was an email sent out yesterday with your dates at the QLD poetry festival and NZ solo tour….but….NO Melbourne dates for anything!!! No, no I’m not complaining, I should be grateful you’ve played here so many times, I just thought you were coming, thats all:(
    I read you’re playing a couple of L.Cohen songs at the poetry festival, I just finished reading his “Book Of Longing”, it really reminded me of the way you write, it’s almost exactly the way you write your blog! (except his spelling is correct ha ha). For a 73 year old, his lust and obsession for women is still going strong….I really liked this one.

    Love always,

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 June 2007 at 1:10 am #

    ancient fizgig is NOT always gonna be a hypothetical chess game,played with a parched mouth stuffed full of SAOs…2007xxx

  38. avatar
    zebob | 4 June 2007 at 1:58 am #

    Question: Where was the beginning of “Wide Open Road” on the Siguiente album recorded? From the Kilbey estate? And is that a bird calling after the children?
    Just curious.

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 June 2007 at 5:21 am #

    He’s a very good bassist. Unique.
    He’s way too hard on himself.
    He’s the best lyricist of our generation. Hands down.
    He did not write “some little song generations ago.”
    He wrote the single best song of the 80’s.
    He still has a lot to say…and we’re all still listening.

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 June 2007 at 5:34 am #

    Dont touch those SMELLING PISTAKES !!!!!!!…..genx xxxxxx

  41. avatar
    sweed | 4 June 2007 at 7:05 am #

    Kilbeeing! Listened to alot of Church this weekend…I mean, really listened…LOVE your voice!!Takes me places. Comforts me… Thanks.

    SkΓΆt om dig

  42. avatar
    JJ | 4 June 2007 at 5:10 pm #

    Enjoyed today’s missive from the burning bush….ya got humor, bass-plucking being.

    Yeah, Steven Georgio, he burned bright for a while – if you wanna sing out, sing out…if you want to be free, be free – it’s the only way to be. Loved hearing that tune in Harold & Maude, good film.

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