posted on February 2, 2010 at 3:07 am

2 good things however
autumn andel a filmmaker has made an
excellent vid to go with
all is one
by k/k
i had almost forgotten martin had mentioned that autumn was to do it
i had seen her whiskey marine and thought it was pretty good
and then i kinda forgot that there was a vid on its way
anyway today i get the link
oh wow
i didnt think anyone could interpret that song
but autumn has actually added poignancy to the whole thing
i am very very hard to make happy with stuff like this
i hereby declare best vid ever of one of my songs
part swirling van go go-ey liquid painting
part allegory
part tear jerker
part cosmic fable
amazing attention to detail
my wife watched it 3 times n cried everytime
so did i (believe it or not)
usually i cry in frustration
but this unusual and beautiful video
will make even the hardest heart soften
autumn here is your golden time being award for excellence
i think martin might put up a link real real soon
you gotta see this one!
the new tibor has non working cd player
no jack in for yer ipod
so i been listening to the radio
i heard a song i liked a few times
it seems to be getting a real caning
i found out it was australian group the temper trap
i know im pathetically behind the times
but i really love this band
downloaded cd from i tunes
its pretty good its pretty more-ish
its pretty uplifting n soulful n youthful
i check their myspace page
my lord these guys are already huge
playing 3 sold out nights at a big london gig
watch their video
the lead singer is an indonesian guy
not what i was expecting
but i can see how he could be a huge star
lovely high melodious voice
their vid has had almost 4 million watches
meanwhile bad thing
bear in mind i saw brian johnson play in canberra
in 1973
in some little club
he had a band called geordie n he wore a stripey jumpsuit
i believe he even in those days
wore that dreadful hat
that presumably covers either his bald head
or some weird growth (or both)
he was old even then he seemed to me
a nudge nudge wink wink hows yer father type
bloody orrible
i also saw acdc with their very 1st singer(dave evans)
in a tiny canberra pub
there were about 7 people there
malcom young was dressed up like a keystone cop
i kinda liked ac/dc with bon scott
he was a charming lovable rogue, eh?
but i cannae abide them as they are
so unbelievably silly
so silly that silly old sod
singing those silly old songs
and all those young boys watching them
freud would have a ball with the symbolism
his voice is like listening to calico tearing slowly
a screeching phlegmy cackle n grunt
his words are puerile obvious monotonous tripe
his look
is like hes lived on egg n bacon n beer for a hundred years
and yet
these guys sell out the megadome in 2 seconds flat
80,000 tickets in a moment
its so fucking embarrassing with the cannon and stuff
all those teenage lads listening to some old grandad
boasting about some cartoon bawdy escapade he supposedly had
i cant really see an ugly little old sod like him getting laid that much
can you?
am i too harsh?
i just cant understand how anyone could enjoy
this awful amateur carryon
but theyre the biggest band in the world
maybe i should buy a fucking satchel……

38 Responses to “autumn soon/ temper trapped/ac/bc”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 February 2010 at 5:13 am #

    bon is and always was a legend, one inna million, listen to his lyrics killa, they're really quite poetic and criminally underrated by almost fer angus and malcolm, both fantastic players, they took the blues and made it rock, so much better than all those silly heavy meatal bands that tried to copy them!

  2. avatar
    matt davison | 2 February 2010 at 7:45 am #

    Love The Temper Trap… saw them with Eskimo Joe at the Big day out.. Both bands I love!
    check out Iva with Eskimo at the syd BDO on youtube.

    The Trap are very very good… Sweet Disposition could be the church with Jeff Buckley as the frontman.
    Meet Dougie *singer from The band and mentioned I know you killer… he said "nice the Church are great" legends…
    I said tad understatement…haha
    He said Wow' you know a legend…
    anyway blah blah.

    glad to hear you are happier today.

    and ACDC.. playing here in Aucky to 70,000 on thurs… I will be somewhere else…


  3. avatar
    fantasticandy | 2 February 2010 at 9:43 am #

    saw 'em with bon in '75 at malvern winter gardens….still one of the best gigs i've ever seen.
    fresh sound back then.
    done to death since.

    wouldn't cross the road to see 'em for free now!

  4. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 2 February 2010 at 10:08 am #

    man, i had to smile at your accadacca comments……

    love always……

  5. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 2 February 2010 at 11:06 am #

    "so did i (believe it or not)
    usually i cry in frustration"

    Thanks for making me laugh, Steve! 🙂

    By the way, you should buy The Spell by Black Heart Procession. It's probably the closet thing to The Church that I've heard (though, of course, no one will ever equal The Church for me).

    Just ordered the new digipack version of Back With Two Beasts from Amazon, so I can get rid of that ugly jewel case version I've got.

    Really looking forward to watching the video for All Is One. Love that song.

  6. avatar
    matthew | 2 February 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    Could not agree more re AC/DC – Bon was a showman with charm and a sense of self-irony (never forget them playing "Countdown" with him dressed as a schoolgirl complete with blonde braids!) …today's lineup is ploddy, boorish and repetitive and take themselves way too seriously.

    Does Tibor II have FM radio? If so, you can get those little transmitters for iPods (or other players) to send the audio signal to your aerial… you then tune in to a certain FM frequency. Worked a treat in my last car.

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 February 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    Come on Steve. AC DC is all about having fun and really not thinking at all for a little while. They have a fan base that goes back to when you were starting up so it's not all teenage boys attending. You of all people should know that, how else would they continue to sell out 80,000 seat stadiums every 5 years. Hey I'm not saying going to a church concert is not fun. The six church concerts that i attended were the greatest concerts that i ever witnessed. AC DC is just a whole different deal. Just a party not a bad thing. MJ FRIMO

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 February 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    There's 3 short snippets re: the making of KK album 2 on youtube

    see this link for part 1:

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 February 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    I was looking at some ac/dc stuff a few weeks back (highway to hell's the one for me that has a few decent songs).

    There was a clip of Stiff Upper Lip that came up… 'I was born with a stiff…stiff upper lip'.

    Just in that brief moment … :
    where tumbleweeds blow
    beavis n butthead's jaws drop
    mr humphries turns in his grave
    and even the diehard ac/dc fan must wish for the comfort of a black hole

  10. avatar
    Simone | 2 February 2010 at 3:12 pm #

    And a bit more of a 2nd KK album preview from:

  11. avatar
    veleska1970 | 2 February 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    i had never heard of temper trap, but on your suggestion i checked out a couple of their videos and i really really like them!! thanks for the suggestion.

    lotza love….

  12. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 2 February 2010 at 6:12 pm #

    A look at the Recent Grammys would reveal why AC/DC is so big. The music industry has never been worse. It's all style and image while being utterly bereft of genuine talent.

  13. avatar
    persephone2u | 2 February 2010 at 6:39 pm #

    I couldn't read this and not comment. Your impression of AC/DC is dead on and had me laughing merrily! You're much kinder with your description than I would be though. It's just big, dumb music for the masses. The masses don't like to think, thus AC/DC is safe for them. Try to think beautiful thoughts and put AC/DC out of your mind.

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 February 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    you're right the Temper Trap are really happening in Europe…it all started off with Sweet Disposition being played relentlessly on MTV2. The osng was also on the soundtrack of 100 days of summer…which must have helped as well. I think they make a really good stadium band ala coldplay but the albums wears thin rather fast.
    Now for some really fuckin amazing australian music…do check out The Dead Sea…amazing they are

  15. avatar
    the dean | 2 February 2010 at 8:17 pm #

    you'd look a right royal geezer in one of those 'ats.
    always a sharpie band that one.

  16. avatar
    lloyd | 2 February 2010 at 8:37 pm #

    I agree w/ matt re: temper trap. a bit of buckley there. they are really starting to ramp up here in the states. just a matter of time. i have seen some reviews that aren't so positive, but it is a debut album, so cut some slack. "science of fear" is also a great track.

    autumn does some amazing work! happy to live in the same great city as her in order to enjoy her artistry up close.

  17. avatar
    belFrank | 2 February 2010 at 8:43 pm #

    Let's be having that best Killa related video ever made soon please SK!

  18. avatar
    cazziem | 2 February 2010 at 9:10 pm #

    I'll have to look up Temper Trap as soon as my PC's febucked!!! Shame on me I've temporarily confiscated my daughter's laptop, cos everything else can wait, but not ttb, and certainly not SK.
    That said, I've only really liked a couple of AC/DC tracks and even then only the intros.
    As for the satchel? Well why not, I reckon it would look fantastic with the naughty school boy look you were sporting in the USA last year. ha! ha!
    But it's probably lost sheep syndrome that keeps them so popular, not taste or style.
    I watched you on RockWiz (link sent to me by Gavgams – thanks nicest gift I've had in a long time). Couldn't seen any of those narnas being able to appear in just jeans and t-shirt, no gimmicks, no gadgets but sound as brilliant as you did! Which takes me back to the school boy/satchel thing, cos after pressing your buzzer, you even put your hand up to answer a question.
    Aw bless.

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 February 2010 at 9:57 pm #

    ac/dc were always just OK never sent my heart racing

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 February 2010 at 9:58 pm #

    not sure about the temper trap the guy is wearing doc siders I mean come on..

  21. avatar
    yes you are | 2 February 2010 at 10:16 pm #

    I'm pleased something
    so dumb and anti-establishment
    as acdc can be so huge
    every culture needs its firecracker night to blow of steam

  22. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 2 February 2010 at 10:42 pm #

    I want to see that video! I need a good cry, haha!

  23. avatar
    Ady | 2 February 2010 at 10:52 pm #

    just watched vid. for 'All is One'. You can find it at

    Beautiful, dreamy song……

  24. avatar
    princey | 2 February 2010 at 11:17 pm #

    Re: ACDC haha the description of that horrible voice made me laugh out loud sk:) He reminds me of that "Andy Capp" cartoon strip that used to be in the papers…not a good look

    Checked out the KK video you mentioned, different to what I imagined for that song, the illustrations are cool, it's my fave song on that album:)

    Have a nice day one and all,
    love Amanda

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 February 2010 at 11:45 pm #

    ACDC had some classic rock riffs a lot like Dave Davies of the Kinks. To bad they couldn't have grown up gracefully.

    I wouldn't walk across the street to see them but I think U2 is boring too.

    How about a solo tour with MK SK in the USA. Do the coffeehouse circuit. Might be fun.


  26. avatar
    PartySmants | 3 February 2010 at 1:51 am #

    Isn't Satchel one of Woody Allen's kid's?
    Why would you want to by Woody's kid?

  27. avatar
    Ithaki | 3 February 2010 at 2:19 am #

    My friend is one… who take me for what I am.

  28. avatar
    Poco | 3 February 2010 at 3:04 am #

    I do like the ac/dc clean, simple SG guitar sound.

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 February 2010 at 3:14 am #

    when do you ever stop bullshitting,and get on with you say youll do,ie leaving her.and stop this pathetic bullshit.dragging this out will only ruin your reputation more,not mine.the balance shifts and i am known as a decent human,whilst yours will drop and drops every second of every day whilst you persist with this cruel game.

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 February 2010 at 3:40 am #

    Acca/ Dacca . . . masters of the single entendre, my friend . . . that's why they sell.

    Wilfred P

  31. avatar
    linjo | 3 February 2010 at 5:22 am #

    Did you really cry watching that video Steve?? Cripes I must be a hard hearted bertch! Beautiful song though I must say. I did cry, but with laughter reading your AC/DC comments!! Very funny but cruel! Poor little Andy Cap is laughing all the way to the bank and to his double king size bed x

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 February 2010 at 6:06 am #

    I remember you wrote virtually this same blog not so long ago. "Big knockers" lyrics very funny.

  33. avatar
    Jasperina | 3 February 2010 at 10:24 am #

    Beautiful images for a beautiful song…

  34. avatar
    eek | 3 February 2010 at 10:29 am #

    Why is AC/DC so popular? Because the world is full of teenage boys (in bodies of all ages). 😉

    Checked out a few Temper Trap songs. The singers voice reminds me a bit of the guy from Art of Fighting. I quite like it. TTs songs are much brighter and happier than AOF's though.

  35. avatar
    Ellen | 3 February 2010 at 5:54 pm #

    Just watched the video to "All is One."

    In a word: STUNNING [both visually and musically]

    Thanks, Steve, this is gorgeous song!

    I'm going to listen to it again … and again …

  36. avatar
    Ellen | 3 February 2010 at 6:00 pm #

    Okay, so I watched "All is One" video again and this time cried, which I cannot afford to do because I'm at work and my mascara will run! LOL!

    So, I'll refrain from watching it a third time … for the time being…

  37. avatar
    Keiran Hartley | 4 February 2010 at 2:36 am #

    HA! so true. pmsl.

  38. avatar
    m.p.k | 5 February 2010 at 10:02 pm #

    Tantalized kicks any AC\DC song for ferocious energy quota.

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