posted on February 17, 2007 at 7:13 pm

yessaday i read my biography again
i guess i was sposed to be checking for any innaccuracies
i dont really care about innaccuracies that much
i mean what does it matter what year singsongs was recorded..?
actually
and im sure rob lurie is reading this…
hes done quite a nice job…..
weird to suddenly see my story from his perspective…
i mean come on lurie..
you were some seriously uptight little fanboy…or what
and it was yer rite of passage to divest your psyche
of my unintentional superimposition
you see it happened to me too
with my fave popstars
but i was never lucky or unlucky enough to get to meet ’em
so i never gotta chance to do what lurie has done
and its strange to think
that i was casually writing n playing
and looking how i did…with my smirk n all
and somewhere out there
this teenage american kid in some suburban wilderness
is grokking it all
taking it all in
and
taking it all too seriously
just like me with marky boland n david boogie
except….
anyway rob got a masters degree for this book
and now i envy him
i mean cant someone confer a fucking honarary ornery masters degree on me?
cmon ya know i got more poetry in my little thingo
than all them professors at fucking harvard n yale put together
cmon give me some quals!
anyway i wasnt looking forward too much to the drug part
but lurie handles it with aplomb
and his “imagined” bits arent too far off the mark..
most of em anyway
and lurie attempts to come to some kinda understanding of my paradox
that is i can be so nice
or i can be so not nice
and hardly anything in the middle
and its funny that lurie puts the boot in a bit at the end
and he reckons that the fambley manne thing is an act
and my everyman pose is faux
and really im the same old prick
and rob youve hit the nail on the head actually
and its great to see that i can still perplex you after all these years
and its great that occaisionally your sense of frustration
because you wanted to shake my unbeknownst influence ages ago
and youve taken your obsession
and robby baybee
i like your book
i enjoyed it
theres a few bits gonna get me into trouble maybe….
but in the end
he does say that my stuff stood the test of time
though sadly he only gives ultc 3 stars
but he eventually comes to a conclusion that
it was kinda worth it
your heroes are never gonna be exactly how ya hoped
lurie should thank his lucky stars
that he did meet me as the stocky thinning haired everyman
and not the glamourous little prick he worshipped
or he woulda gone home with his delusions shattered
ive tried to change since those days
and i have changed as a natural process as well
like everyone
of course that old sk is still in the sub-strata somewhere
that nasty disinterested one
and to tell ya the truth
how could you be interested in every stranger
that ya met by the bucketloads in those days
jesus i was a arrogant turkey….sometimes
im not good at meeting people
it aint one of my skills
smalltalk n schmoozing
actually i dont care…
and man between 1986-1990
i met rob luries in every city of this world
guys who loved ya so much…
they wanted some intangible fucking thing…
i didnt know what it was
they didnt know what it was
except maybe i get em a deal with arista n produce their album
or something
anyway when it became apparent
that you werent interested at all
they often become argumentative n nasty
not understanding that
youre in the middle of a long tour
and its late
n yer stoned and or drunk
n very tired
n you cant even remember the lyrics
some fresh scrubbed “college” kid in boise is querying you about
as i said before
if youd let me loose on my heroes
im sure i woulda come home with cuffed ears
but it sure was tedious meeting some of those guys
lurie…i didnt even remember meeting him
till i read a little thing hed written about meeting me in london
during my “tired n emotional” phase
and his piece was brutally honest but he could still see
something in my shambles that kept him going
i completely perplexed him with my unintentional carryon
and he wrote it well
ya see rob thinks he hasnt gotta naxe to grind
but i wonder if he can percieve that he does
?
and that is
when you go n worship someone that much
well
you sorta feel like …..
well its hard to explain…
you feel a bit annoyed or something
that youve spent so much effort on them
instead of getting yer own thing together
its great to have influences
its impossible not to
but when the time comes
ya gotta make the break
which is the difference between me n him
i made the break
and he didnt
now rob i hope ya dont mind me analyzing ya here on my blogge
i get a bit of analysis in ye olde bio n ya gotta suffer the slings n arrows
i think its a real good read and its written pretty well
a style emerges and i enjoyed it
i wont cringe at all if i see it in a bookstore
does this mean you can say authorised?
wow i read this book about david bowie some guy wrote
that was not authorised
jesus naughty david
with his thing for black womens bottoms
n the shadow that infested his swimming pool
and the cocaine
and the cocaine
and the…
did i mention cocaine?
i guess him n that biographer dont speak much these days…
ha ha
so i say
read robs book by all means
theres some hilarious stuff in there
like pryce surplus and his bitter rant
about how i lack any credibility and how i can never have it
gee pryce uh didja see the five star review last week in the age?
and simon polinski saying what a diamond geezer i am
cmon polinski, get fucking real, olde bean
im a bastard and ya know it
ha ha
rob it was interesting to revisit my self thru your eyes
i felt good when id finished reading it
and i also felt happy for ya too
cos it IS a good book
and you finally got something concrete outta all that kilbey carryon
you turned it round my son
youve done well!
ah ….
dont it bring a little tear to yer eye?
no?

41 Responses to “bios fear”

  1. avatar
    adina | 17 February 2007 at 9:16 pm #

    ^_^

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 February 2007 at 9:29 pm #

    i wrote my third year thesis on sk.
    “the sociology of steve kilbey”. professor said publish,publish, by all means publish. i said “no thanks”. i love that man, sk, too much. platonic kinda love, i guess??????oh dear?????

    richard mchealthy

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    mandn | 17 February 2007 at 9:42 pm #

    ah Orpheus, it isn’t so bad meeting thoes we adore.
    You were a perfect gentle man and Bowie, the same.
    I do hear tell that Bolan was a right bastard though.
    shame really.

    We all have our parts to play, and as long as I can play I’m happy.

    xo
    Mary

  4. avatar
    Tim | 17 February 2007 at 10:04 pm #

    I think that would be just too wierd to read my bio unless I wrote it myself.

    I read “Shakey” Neil Young’s bio and in hindsight, did I really need to know how much of a prick he could be?

    SK…why would I need to know how f’ed up you were for this show or that recording session?

    History is just that..

    I like the blog its in the here and now..I guess not someone else’s image of who you once were. Who cares?

    I’ve met some rockers..would not say they were my heros by any stretch..like Eddie Money…what an idiot.. Randy Bachman the guitarist..low key, but genuine…John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting..what an excellent songwriter we spent 45 minutes talking hockey …great guy….But Neal Peart of Rush is just one of those guys who doesn’t do well with strangers…people are different, it takes all kinds, our pre-concieved notions almost never match up with the real thing.

    Anyway…SK…enough of the navel gazing…let’s move on..

    Tim.

  5. avatar
    verdelay | 17 February 2007 at 10:08 pm #

    In many ways it’s impossible to actually meet that airbrushed 2 dimensional hepcat you’ve been rolling doobies on since that summer just after you grew out of short pants…

    They they are! In “real” life! Like they stepped out of the album cover and now they’re hovering like Pan in the corner of some venue, horned and spooked in a grove of looming fans.

    If you make it through the crush and catch that jettatore eye, you might even chat – inanely – to them, but you soon find they’ve got all these angles you’ve never seen, dimensions you’ve never considered, blood running through their vainy veins instead of CYMK, hair all akimbo, lives of their own, not the same person at all. In fact…a person. Or else an imposter with the face of a hero. But who’s fooling who? It’s a bad scene.

    You can hope for gracious (like Grant was) or patient (like you were) but that’s about it. Gordon Gano just didn’t get my jokes at all.

    If anyone ever meets me I promise to be flat enough to help them skin up, but I can’t promise any more than that.

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 February 2007 at 10:26 pm #

    SK,

    Nice review of yer book, should publish an excerpt in the forward.

    Got complaint from Missus yesaday cause the mexi vegi burger thingy i ate had loads of garlic, apparently i stank–

    DR

  7. avatar
    CSTCoach | 17 February 2007 at 10:31 pm #

    I’m really looking forward to the book. Pre-ordered it the moment it was announced. 🙂

    Gee, I thought you were a hell of a nice guy after the sellersville show last year. It was obvious that you were wiped (who wouldn’t be after such an energetic performance), but you were kind enough to hang out and chat a bit. Meeting one’s influences is cool. I agree, it does knock them down a peg, pretty difficult to worship someone standing in front of you. And I always hated that sorta thing. But what I most appreciated was the chance to tell ya how important I thought your work was, how i appreciated your references, music for the thinking being, and how grateful i am that you guys didn’t sell out.

    we’re out here supporting ya, through the downs as well as the ups. I don’t buy any of that rock star stuff. There’s always a person behind the mask, bumbling along doing the best they can…

    congrats robert L. I look forward to the read.

    ryan

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 February 2007 at 11:28 pm #

    hi sk
    your bio
    sounds
    fascinating

    still
    i love
    your
    bloggie in
    the here and now
    today
    direct from you
    sk
    thanks
    for
    continuing
    to share
    your words
    music and love
    xo
    diane

    ps
    enjoyed your
    interviews
    with the
    lovely nk
    a and e

  9. avatar
    Todd | 18 February 2007 at 12:23 am #

    “you feel a bit annoyed or something
    that youve spent so much effort on them instead of getting yer own thing together”

    Sage advice!

  10. avatar
    Wil-O | 18 February 2007 at 12:26 am #

    Well well, a biography of the biographer. Nice turnaround.

    Dearest Kil-O, I remember not wanting to meet you ‘back then’ when you were clearly a prat. I’m glad I waited to meet you in your renaissance phase. Polinkski is right – you are a diamond geezer, if for nothing more than recognising you had a skin to shed. Of course there’s more to it than that.

    Pryceless recorded a band I was in once, during his Brisvegas exile. Where is HE now?!

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 February 2007 at 12:37 am #

    you know Steve, I remember once going to Hoyts on George Street to watch that movie Michael Hutchence was in – dogs in space – anyway, you were one of my favourite musos at the time and my mate DRAGGED me over to meet you. she absolutely insisted, telling me I’d regret it if I didn’t take the chance to meet you while I had it. you were with Karin J at the time and I swear…I don’t know who felt more awkward…me or you. ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. i just wanted the earth to swallow me whole – i had nothing to say to you and regretted imposing on your personal time.
    sorry mate

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 February 2007 at 1:38 am #

    yeah ive always wanted to meet you and all that shit..were so alike, etc etc…Im not sure I’ve drawn the proper line yet, getting my own thing together and expelling yours…ha ha…seriously~ If I do , i’ll give ya the proper credit, but not an OZ more…right? I recall a friend who met you back in Austin in the late 80’s at the opera house…He said your were a prick! I could never believe that someone I admired in such an intellectual and emotional way was an asshole–it didnt make sense….Well, my friend was actually a pretty pricky person himself, so i never resolved that…And now with the blog i sorta can see a little for myself whats up….or not, I dunno…but its that way with the folks i identify with..Roger Waters, Robert Smith, GSYBE( Efrim) and so on…so i guess im complicated and pissed off as well…without all of the honors…or some such coincidence of opposites…But really, I’m a really fucking nice guy, so i’m not sure my head would ever go that particular direction…but i understand……….Dee in TX~$*

  13. avatar
    Centuryhouse | 18 February 2007 at 1:40 am #

    “but when the time comes
    ya gotta make the break
    which is the difference between me n him
    i made the break
    and he didnt”

    My 3rd party unimportant observation is that Rob made his break – he just broke in a different direction! Getting his masters and starting his path by writing this book represents his steps along that path, and a bit of a close to ‘phase one’ of his life. 😉

    I’ve paid for a copy of this book loooong ago, before it was even finished or picked up by Verse Chorus. I can’t wait to read it. I’m proud to have known Rob and proud of him for his dedication and hard work in completing this.

    Daniel

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    ed in fl | 18 February 2007 at 1:47 am #

    That is why I always refrain from doing the meet and greets after the concerts … it is always awkward for both parties involved. This blog is as close to a rock start as I will ever get and that is just fine.

    ed in fl

  15. avatar
    Fireseed | 18 February 2007 at 2:07 am #

    dear sk

    can the rollercoaster tell-it-like-it-is warts n all auto-biog that is ‘the time being’ be rivalled?

    i wonder…

    love fireseed

  16. avatar
    isolde | 18 February 2007 at 2:09 am #

    no reason why you can’t check out the staff of a few university creative writing departments, see what sort of stuff they write themselves, and find yourself a supervisor whose work and attitude you like, make an appointment, and enrol in a phd program (fee free)
    you’ve already got the first draft and a minefield of material to use, and had a year’s worth of feedback from a few hundred people, no reason why you can’t get a qualification for whatever you want to write, you’ve got a couple of things published already and that counts for a lot
    i’m glad the postmodern deconstruction phase is over, even in academia, clear speaking no bullshit bullshit and irreverent irrelevent relevance is the go baby and you got it in spades
    i reckon rob did you a bit of a favour if only for making you want to do a better job yourself
    and i don’t know what faculty he did this masters degree in, but the pressure may have been on him to do a bit of critical analysis of the subject, so yeah see it for what it is maybe
    i prefer primary source material myself, but i dare say it will be an interesting book, appreciated by your fans, dr kilbey
    cheers
    isolde

  17. avatar
    metal_petal | 18 February 2007 at 2:46 am #

    I always assumed this blog started up as a response to the biogrpahy getting the go ahead to get published. A bit of a kick up the arse, as it were. And maybe a chance to repond, or an oportunity to publish something of your won about yourself eventually.

    Meeting one’s heroes. Hmmm. Have met good and bad. And so many musicians are just nerdy boys obsessed with their hobby. So many boys are just nerdy boys obsessed with their hobby, but I digress.

    My all time fave has to be the time a certain musician invited me around and opened the door stark naked.

    If you’re going to try that one, you’d need to be showing me something impressive.

    But I guess girls like us don’t go for guys like that!

    Chin up, you know yourself well. The book is just a book. And I LOVE a good rock bio!

  18. avatar
    Noel Christian | 18 February 2007 at 3:09 am #

    Little Five Points, Atlanta, Georgia. I’m drinking Anchor Steam at a crowded table with Brad Burkley, John Black, and Rob Lurie (whose entourage includes a Greek language scholar). We talked about Al Green, Australia, and SK. It was a great night. The Church played a joyous, magnificent electric show at the Variety Playhouse -where the moldy old rafters conspired to give me the headache of a lifetime toward the end of the show.

    I’m happy Rob’s book is complete.

  19. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 18 February 2007 at 4:03 am #

    i’ve got two of ’em on order
    can’t wait!

  20. avatar
    veleska1970 | 18 February 2007 at 4:21 am #

    people are never what they appear to be, because people are so incredibly complex.

    can’t wait to read the book.

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 February 2007 at 4:22 am #

    Where will it be available? Will it be commercially released in Syd? Once it’s available I’ll get copies into the local libraries.

    I am something of a fan of the rock bio…I’ve read ’em all. Whatever you have done SK, you couldn’t be more of an arshole than the chaps from Motley Crue (‘The Dirt’) or more snivelling than Andy Partridge from XTC (‘Chalkhills & Children’) or more drug fucked than Stevie Wright (‘The Hard Road’); could it be that you are being a bit too hard on yourself…as your good wife only recently observed? I guess I’ll have to read the book!

    Au revoir

    B.Bon

  22. avatar
    namaste | 18 February 2007 at 4:32 am #

    curiouser and curiouser…
    once upon a tito, many many moons ago when I was an obsessed (ashamed) church (not ashamed) fan, I was bumming around nimbin way for a while and one night I had a most bizarre dream(?)…I was on stage, acting in a pantomime with SK, we were having lots of fun, it was light and funny for the children watching. The gig finished, we hoped off stage, SK turned to me, looked me in the eye and said “see you soon”. Lo and behold, the very next day, my friends an I were driving to Brissy when I spied a poster on a lightpost “The Church – playing tonite” at some club. Well, of course, I hustled my way to that gig, with a long-suffering friend and I embarrassingly made my way back-stage after the gig, where I got to tell SK and Ploogie all about my dream and I’m sure I ranted and raved a bit more after that…they were both v kind and generous to me that night, true sirs. Last thing I remember is leaving thru the back stage door, turning around and waving good-bye to SK as he was standing in the doorway, seeing me out. True story.

    just listened to ‘happy hunting ground’ for the 1st time in many a year – I cried.

    Thanks.

  23. avatar
    Daniel 12 | 18 February 2007 at 4:41 am #

    I used to know this guy who went to my high school . A born boho artist and quite brilliant. He had a band which my brother played in and he was a huge fan of yours.
    All his fanzy fantasys seemed to come true when his band scored a support slot for a Brisbane Church gig. (early 80’s).
    He never told me what you said to him, but that night was the end of his fandom. He was dissalusioned to put it mildly.
    As the average age of his band was 15 I came to the conclusion you were an insensitive arrogant knob.
    I had previously liked your band as you had a similar vibe to other stuff i was into at the time.(Only Ones,Pretenders etc)
    However from that point i didn’t hear your band the same way.
    The music seemed to reek of self reverential arrogance and press interveiws with you around that time seemed to reinforce this feeling.
    Anyway life rolled on and we’ve all grown from our(sometimes secondhand) interactions with eachother.
    Strangely enough my brothers dissalusioned bandmate turned his talents from music to film.
    He was later involed in the making of the Dogs in Space film mentioned by anom 11.37 am.
    I heard he did well with the film thing and who knows perhaps you actually did him a big favor.
    Fast forward to 1995 and weird as it is I get to know you a little.
    A friend of mind is periphaly involved in your studio and your making an album called Sometime Anywhere. Your friendly and courteous towards me though it’s obvious your wrestling a few demon’s.
    I later heard the album and I really like it. It has all the guitary stuff i used to love but in a modern context.
    But most importantly for me it also has the previously missing ingredient. (I’m being totally subjective here no hate bloggs please) . The previously missing ingredient for me was Humility..
    It sounded so genuine and so bittersweet. For me at least it was the point you turned from a rockstar into an artist. I’ve liked your stuff since and I love the way you’ve revealed your self through this blogg.
    I really do think it’s ground breaking stuff for someone in your situation to open there (seemingly uncencored) thought’s to such scrutiny. I dont think of any of your peers would do the same as most dare not look outside there bubbles.
    When i think about it most of my favorite musicians have/had humility.
    George was my favorite beatle.Bobs bio’s full of it and Jeff Buckley had it in bucketloads.
    I guess a problem for cats like yourself is that theres a public record of all your former selves.
    I hate to think what my former selves might of said in the same circumstance. I was a real vain prick..

  24. avatar
    Sunshine | 18 February 2007 at 8:42 am #

    Hero worship is a very odd thing as it is elevating a somewhat ordinary human being to “god” status, isn’t it? The first time I got to meet some of my childhood idols, it was hard to realize that, despite thinking I knew them, I didn’t. You also sort of forget that they don’t know you from Adam when you see them face to face.

    Rob should be elated that you gave him such positive feedback, Steve.

    I’m sure “David Boogie” (ha!) is a great guy. He’s such an icon and legend, but in stories I’ve read about him from other musicians, he’s just this incredibly avid music fan. Like a fanboy. Imagine that! …and he’s the most fanboy’ed of them all! (I think)

    ~Sunshine

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    davem | 18 February 2007 at 9:59 am #

    I will buy at least two copies of No Cert when it’s released but I think it been usurped by TTB.
    Yon blogge’s so immediate and powerful plus it’s from your perspective – that’s always going to be more intimate than any biography can hope to achieve.
    I know there’s a lot more to you than you can share on the “pages” of TTB but it does capture at least some of your layers.
    The line between influence and worship can be a fine one. Whilst TTB has led me to be a tad obsessive it has also reduced the distance between you the artist and me the fan by making you more of a person to me.
    However, I admit every new SK/Chrunch release has me as excited as my kids on Christmas Eve. I don’t think that’s a bad thing.
    Love you more,

    dave m
    xx

  26. avatar
    Andromeda7 | 18 February 2007 at 1:22 pm #

    Fabulous stuff. There is a rich, rich psychoanalytic field at work here… The “ego alliance” between the patient’s self-observing ego and that of the analyst (Sterba, 1934)… Sigmund Freud’s description of the Oedipal “rejection” of the son for the father as he nears adulthood, and his repressed desire to “kill” him, that is, make him less powerful, render him, as a God, obsolete… How Jung rejected Freud, in the same way… How the analytic patient may “fall in love” with her/his analyst, and how, ultimately, the “cure” will include a rejection of the analyst…

    It’s brilliant how you can step outside of yourself, and see your smashed mirror of facets as a human being, and laugh!

    Regarding being a prickly type in earlier days, and sometimjes now, how is a man supposed to act when fans/friends/admirers/family/asssociates/peers approach after a show? Well of course, one must be a gentleman, “not up himself”, hail fellow well met, time for all etc.

    Actually all The Church are pretty great at that. But I find it amazing. Because surely sometimes, when it’s all worked like a dream out there, where the audience are as much a part of the performance as the band, almost, and the crew, and the band working exquisitely, artistically, passionately together, all the sweat and experience and soul that went into the writing of the songs, and the exacting hours of rehearsal after the experimentation and discussion, the playing and singing of them inspired by the people on the room and the setting and the day and the lights and the moment in history and the day’s headlines and the families squalls and the rain on the streets as you drove to the venue… and that hour or two has been unique, and will never come again,it’s somehow been an experience like a brilliant and beautiful cosmic fuck, and you’ve given your heart and soul, your absolute all…

    How are you supposed to string words like hello, how are you, together?

  27. avatar
    Emily Teechen | 18 February 2007 at 1:36 pm #

    Regarding meeting stars backstage…

    1.Little Richard. Mr Penniman is an amazing man, a gentleman, rock’n’roll royalty with a charming flash of smile. Signed my autograph very sweetly. One of the maybe two autographs I have ever requested.

    2. Joni Mitchell. Sat her whip lean ass on a couch with her identitkit female friend and said to my boyfriend, “I hear you have a fat girlfriend?” Joni, I guess you believed it when your heard “You can never be too rich or too thin.” Pity you don’t have as much kindness as you have botox running through your veins.

  28. avatar
    Daniel, 31 and final | 18 February 2007 at 1:39 pm #

    There’s far too many daniel’s in here. I’ll find myself a new name…

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    eek | 18 February 2007 at 2:42 pm #

    your heroes are never gonna be exactly how ya hoped

    I think that’s sometimes particularly true with musicians/songwriters. We’ve all probably had the experience of hearing a song (or several) and thinking “wow! This is the first person who knows exactly how I feel!” and I think there is often a tendency for the fan to then assume the artist thinks and feels the same about everything as the fan. When that doesn’t turn out to be the case there is a real sense of betrayal for many fans. It was illustrated just recently — the “you aren’t the person I thought you were” comments this past week following some of your blog posts. I think many fans feel they will get along perfectly with their heros all the time and when that doesn’t happen it can be devastating. It’s tough to see your illusions about someone you admire destroyed, even (maybe especially) if those illusions were never realistic in the first place.

    I’ve already figured out that you can be a cranky old opinionated bastard sometimes, so I’m looking forward to reading Robert’s book. 😉

  30. avatar
    ed in fl | 18 February 2007 at 4:16 pm #

    daniel 12 – excellent post and response.

    ed in fl

  31. avatar
    jj | 18 February 2007 at 4:28 pm #

    Good “in the mirror” sort of read on – your read, the upcoming bio, which I’m looking forward to from Mr. Lurie. So he was at Variety Playhouse in Atl? Yeah, I was there for a stellar night of music.

    Heroes, I’ve met a few (you included – but in your later phase, could not even get close during the ’86 to ’90 period due to the numbers), including Neil Young, who just responded with a bemused grin to my opening lines, Paul Kantner & Jack Casady (very nice guys), Elizabeth Fraser, Simon & just about everybody else in Cocteau Twins, M. Stipe/P.Buck once, ah…..most I sort of accidentally ran into during/after shows but made a point of saying hello to the Time Being. I had no illusiions and thought you were rather gracious, especially considering tour fatigue.

    A “Diamond Geezer” indeed. Worthy, certainly, of a PhD for a life’s body of work on vinyl, disc, paper and screen. And unlike many others – still has a magic well that defies all precedent and refuses to run dry.

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    nickfiction | 18 February 2007 at 4:49 pm #

    Well….. the talented group of people that I have had to deal with over the years…… you can always count on them to be persnickety. why would Sk be any different? Extraordinary people are famously cranky, or bitter or jealous or irrascible etc. etc. prone to substance abuse , over indulgence etc. they have been given a gift, but to them it can be a burden. would you expect any different behaviour out of our talented friends? they have earned the right to temper tantrums , breaking up dressing rooms, smashing phones ( smashing cell phones ) even more fun, insulting fans, taking advantage of admirers, taking advantage of perks, causing trouble, alll these things they have earned.

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    Melquiades | 18 February 2007 at 4:55 pm #

    I’ve been looking for this tearjerker and I finally found that it will be released “later this year”. Oh well, guess the daily entries will have to do for now 😉 nothign like a daily dose of the unexpected.
    ciao,
    Brian

  34. avatar
    gareth,notts | 18 February 2007 at 6:11 pm #

    went for a meal last night,and went for the veggie option,for the 1st time thanks to a nudge(bodyslam!;) )from yourself,was suprised to find it much more tasty than the meat based offerings!shall be continuing with the veggie option,have stopped eating most meat quite some time ago,am almost off chicken,but struggling with fish! a work in progress! lookin forward to the book

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    SherrySings | 18 February 2007 at 7:00 pm #

    Dear Steve,

    It was 1988 and I had never heard of the church and my best friend made go to DC in May and something happened to me… I saw 11 shows that year, ending with the last three shows of the tour in October… I had never done this in my life before or since and I spent years trying to figure out why you had such an impact on my being… even sent you “copious volumes” in an attempt to figure it out…

    I finally had to let it go and accept it is something bigger than I will ever know, except maybe, I suspect at times it is myself I saw in you, the potential of myself… and the best part is that I felt truly seen by you, strange as that may seem and I never experienced anything but your kindness…

    This may be weird, but I am in the process of writing my pilgrim story and have been reflecting on the important men in my life, and you are one of the six…

    Loving this bloggie thing you are doing, it is an inspiration to me to not hold back and share it all, but don’t know I have the courage to do it live yet… but you never know!

    Love you always,
    Sherry “you may not be published but you have definitely been read” from VA

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    jeanz | 18 February 2007 at 7:48 pm #

    oi!

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    Anonymous | 19 February 2007 at 6:30 am #

    vey!

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    Tim | 19 February 2007 at 11:29 pm #

    All this talk of famous people met…got me thinking…if you were not an artist….if you were not as fortunate as you are, to be able to paint, create music, poetry, perform for hundreds of thousands the world over…what would you do?

    Have you ever thought about it?

    wonder why you haven’t posted a new entry yet…

    Signed…

    Curious in Canada..

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    John Garratt | 20 February 2007 at 8:27 pm #

    It must do SOMETHING to your eye. To read a book about yourself written by someone else, that is…wow…must be surreal. That’s a rare treat.

    John

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    Anonymous | 21 February 2007 at 10:51 am #

    Not read the blogge for a couple of weeks – loads to catch up on.

    Will catch up while you take your v.a.c.a.t.i.o.n. – Enjoy!

    The issue with heroes is not the hero but the fan who sets them atop the flimsy pedestal of their own fantasy.

    See you next week. Kate

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    Anonymous | 22 February 2007 at 8:15 am #

    John of Persia writes,

    G,day from drought ridden orstralier. If anyone has the publishing details or any information about this much talked about autobiography on SK can you please let us know. Let’s use this forum for us people, comrades!!

    Cheers Kilbs, for being so honest about your thoughts and feelings..you’ve copped a fair bit of sh## for your opinions. I am just absolutely fascinated by this opportunity that technology brings.

    I am fascinated more by reading the egocentrical mutterings of a lyricist and musical composer who has blown my ‘cosmological’ socks off for more than 2 decades.

    My best regards to everyone who views this site


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