posted on December 16, 2005 at 11:00 pm

hi people
how are we today
not feeling too badde myself
a little blurry
a little sad its all over
a little burnt
a little fried
a little embroiled
spiegeltent was goode
the daylight put me off a little
hard to rock in daylight, didnt ya know?
hard to whip up some atmosphere
hard to make it happen
dont like nasssty daylight for rocknroll, brethren
need the night
need the dark
thats the way god made it
dont ask me why
nice warm rainy morning here
internet cafe almost empty
feel a bit lost for a while when tour ends
i guess im gonna lose a lotta customers here
now i cant give you up to the minuet details on the preceding nites fiasco
guess you gonna jump ship
take the pests with ya
ya know who i mean
those humourless ninnies
those “straights”
go on
off ya go
see ya later
dont darken mah blogstep again

whats left
one final plane trip
one final beagle avoiding dash
sad to leave ole melbourne
whatta nice plaice
whatta pretty city
what lovely human beans

now i can concentrate on xmas
get fitted for my red suit
practice my chimney crawling
brush up on my reindeeer obedience classes
get my gnomes off ice
back to bondi
back to the fambley
back to back
back to front
you can imagine i do feel a little lost today
without mah groop
without a good rockin to look forward to
but i’ll get by
live to rock another day
thats right
im saying goodbye for today
i love you all
except for (insert yer name here
if yer an unimaginative wally,
yeah you
thats right
YOU there)
but otherwise
ess kay

14 Responses to “bitter comes out better on a stolen guitar”

  1. avatar
    captainmission | 16 December 2005 at 11:31 pm #

    ‘get my gnomes off ice’

    Ha ha ha he he he

  2. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 16 December 2005 at 11:33 pm #

    Espero que te encuentres pronto con o sin el disfraz de Santa Clos!

  3. avatar
    oldchurchfan | 17 December 2005 at 1:38 am #

    Good to see ya lovin’ Melbourne. It wasn’t so kind to you. Melbourne loves you

  4. avatar
    henstep | 17 December 2005 at 2:53 am #

    Oh, ye, wow …
    What a discovery and recovery …
    You, SK, are, is (floating?) in the space of cyber …

    So then, let’s get the formalities out of the way as quickly, as efficiently, as possible …
    Concerning the Creativity which is you and yours, I give unto thee every cliche (of praise) you have, no doubt, received already across the time of your being (and becoming) in life …
    (Please understand and forgive – tis really only human to clutch and clasp and clamber about for cliches when confronting the Sublime) …
    Oh, you will never know …
    (But, of course, you must already know) …

    But of course, church in the tent was wonder full, but of course …
    It delivered unto me, last night, a most peculiar dream … (no, really, it did) …
    (On no, here we go, is there anything more boring than the account of another’s dream?) …
    You-and-the-boys were playing on a sporting oval (your references, last night, to the Commonwealth games?) …
    But then a game of rugby league was being played around you (your references to Almost With You’s use in football promotions?) …
    And a player, streaking towards the try-line, unexpectedly found his way impeded by three marauding cows (this one is somewhat mystifying – perhaps a free-association between ‘El Momento Descuidado’and bull-fighting?) …
    In any event – and what I mean to say is – in the event of your (valiant) search for darkness in the spiegel’s glare, you (unwittingly?) conjured up the celluloidic stream which subsequently lit my somnial darkness …

    Oh yes, and to Northchote, two evenings ago …
    Did you ever pause to consider the aptness of your request, from the audience, for an ocular-prismic-distortion-device? …
    Does not your music always cast the world in a magically deformed fashion, demanding the listener’s entry into Another Space?
    (Incidentally, the founding gesture of metaphysics, no?)

  5. avatar
    laetitia | 17 December 2005 at 2:58 am #

    hi steve,

    you all looked lovely in your little white outfits against the starry background of the Spiegeltent stage last night…

    and you sounded wonderful too, i guess all those threats to bash talkative members of the audience finally paid off 😉

    hope to see you play again very soon!

    (writing from kiosk at Melb airport, couldn’t spend another day without reading your blog…)

  6. avatar
    Jnfr | 17 December 2005 at 3:29 am #

    Mr. SK,

    Fret not. Think of this as time to recharge ye olde bat-trees. Besides, don’t you have a tour planned for the usofa and europe next year to look forward to? Shame, and with me moving to Oz in Feb. Tha’s my timin’! Mayhaps see olde Choich in Oz yet……


  7. avatar
    Hetage | 17 December 2005 at 3:36 am #

    ess kay

    saw the corner gig on Thursday

    lots of smiles seeing you guys doin it


  8. avatar
    Brian | 17 December 2005 at 3:36 am #

    Y’know if you taught all the junior Kilbettes to play then you could rock every night! I imagine 5 Kilbeys egos might not all fit in the same room though 🙂 Get some rest then back in the studio with ya! There hasn’t been a new Church or solo release for WEEKS! 🙂

  9. avatar
    Tex | 17 December 2005 at 7:46 pm #


    If you write it, we will come. i’ve enjoyed your blog immensely over the past few weeks – please keep it going – it’s a source of inspiration for those of us in a much less creative world. Looking forward to further flashes of sk wit and maudlin introspection – and, of course, the next Church tour.

    Cheers from somewhere near the Lyneham traffic lights,


  10. avatar
    Andreas -Italy | 17 December 2005 at 7:59 pm #

    Me too- keep writing and we’ll keep reading, and writing back, and there’ll be a frail thread to connect us, a stream of consciousness, and awareness.

    Andreas- Italy

  11. avatar
    eek | 17 December 2005 at 9:05 pm #

    Well, this little reader is still here, that’s for damned sure! I thoroughly enjoy reading thise missives whether it’s about a just completed show or the other partons at the cafe. 🙂

  12. avatar
    sue c | 17 December 2005 at 11:43 pm #

    It’s the comedown.
    Get it too after shows and the thought of waiting another year before the next one. Good luck with the rein dear! Pesky buggars, never do as they’re told.

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 December 2005 at 3:06 am #

    get your gorgeous self back to syderella and the kids,a dip in the bondi briny and you’ll be feelin all shiny and new.
    I love the bloggy so keep it comin


  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 December 2005 at 6:56 am #

    names wallace… wallace brown and i gotta tell ya yu crafty sonabitch that der album isa..,aa iso.,? ISADORE!… is a fucken rawww combo duuude!!! last year heard forget yourself at rec shop blowed mi cap off having never heard anything churchwise. sortof bothered me abit more than normal until i bought it hoping i would not regret this often disapointed tossup, not to mention outa weed and dipping inta mjane’s funds. Now i own almost every album, isadore yesterday and discovered pr/aura 4 weeks back on used tape and cannot have imagined a more tastefull experiance even on my own coco cabana in the sky..seriously, thanks for staying fresh without gimmicks and age old renditioning, refusing to let music to be confined to black robed market mages who deploy evils like creed and nickelfuck.

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