posted on December 25, 2008 at 9:08 pm

the day after christmas
nk made roast vegan chrimbo dinner
in attendance nelg
thee mr ricky
ak n ek
lil sk
warm warm night
people out n partying
see guy dancing with/ doing his girlfriend in a window
english kids at the bankomat
talking about cocaine too loud
talking about this n that
greedy killer what have you done
we party on till 6 oclock in the morning
we have a cup of coffee and sit outside
watching the moving jumping stars
we see a guy practicing these waltz steps on his own
we hear someone violently puke
we watch as all the lights go off
only when morning is touching the sky
with her rosy fingers
do we finally retire into the house
nk has her party mix on
i hear autosleeper by chapterhouse
i hear the verve
i hear grants far out corporation
we play black ryders album over n over
the black ryders (unfinished?) album
jesus…its transcendent …
nk keeps going oh this is my favourite track
and playing them over n over
the black ryder are scott von rypers band
with aimee nash of course(spelling?)
they shoegaze and implode in sweet sweet music
wow we dig this record immensely
its become a firm fave for these intoxi-nites
supplanting even the stooges
there is no higher compliment i think
than to listen to music high
this black ryder is sweet sometimes sickly sweet
its naive and knowing
its innocent and burnt out
things are submarine
theres no clarity
everything floats n wafts or is frazzled
its like an x ray of a rock band
everything appears at once
the record is impossibly “druggy”
without probably ever mentioning it
i cant really hear that much of the singing
its not necessarily necessary
of course thee mr ricky is playing on it too
jesus hes on glen bennies album too
looping and going backwards n all his usual tricks
ricky and i share an aesthetic
we understand
we love
we always using
the drone
that note which goes thru everything
painkiller 2….
scott plays some lonesome lonely slide guitar
hes a subtle kind of guy
softly spoken
a real olde fashioned gentleman
his guitaring seems to partially represent this
maymi on the other hand
a passionate arrogant bloke with conviction
his guitar playing is like that
he and scott n william get all merged up
you cant tell where one ends n the other begins
this delights el maymo
who loves getting lost in the other instruments
maymi n i
we both love stuff like
spaceman 3
straitjacket fits
bill nelson
the underground lovers
the triffids
eno n fripp
its not about your prestige on the lead guitar
its about the creation of atmosphere
thats what we do
create atmospheres
painkiller 2 is enough atmosphere to breathe
but be careful
it could make you lightheaded
we attempt to conjure up the feeling
of being out of your mind on dope n speed
or the flickering formless chaos of falling asleep
the acid explosion
the final victory of unconsciousness
rah rah rah!

67 Responses to “boxing day 2008”

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    Anonymous | 26 December 2008 at 1:58 am #

    what are you n nk doing for neww years eve,killer?

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    the dean | 26 December 2008 at 2:59 am #

    i agree it;s about atmosphere and making your head float away; frippandeno nopussyfooting reissue is a sublime example with versions played backwards, half speed and normal if that doesn’t get ya see your witch doctor

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    princey | 26 December 2008 at 3:10 am #

    Wow, you write great blogs for someone who's had no sleep sk.

    The more you talk about Painkiller 2, the more it becomes like slow torture knowing we, the fanatics, probably can't buy it for another 6-12 months!!! ahhhhh the pain, the pain!
    But at least we have new KK, GB3 & The Church to look forward to soon(ish) yay!

    Yeah, so what will Stevie get up to for New Years Evie? are we fiendss all uninvited like the crowds?
    Take it easy and have a lovely, relaxing day sk,
    love Amanda
    P.S Hey Melissa, I saw the photo of you and Him giving you the big squeeeeze, the trip all the way to Syders would have been worth it just for that!!! yummmeeeeee πŸ˜€ you owe me one of those sk haha

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    Anonymous | 26 December 2008 at 3:49 am #

    Glad you had a good Chrissie day.
    Playing Painkiller this arvo, close the eyes and dream it's Mon nite again.

    Peace & love,

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    Anonymous | 26 December 2008 at 4:17 am #

    fucking brilliant blogge.
    goes well with my victory storm king imperial stout and a 2-year olde bottle of samiclaus. well, it’s still christmas here.does this negate the yoga i did this morning. how about the 4 mile walk?


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    melissa | 26 December 2008 at 4:57 am #

    oh man, can’t wait to hear Painkiller Part II !!!

    Wow! Ride! I used to love them πŸ˜‰ .. haven’t listened to their music for so long. I must admit, all I’ve been listening to these past couple of months is a combo of Painkiller/Church and Patti Smith!!!

    heehee, Amanda .. I love that photo! Still feeling giddy from Monday night .. it’s a great high to be on! πŸ™‚

    Happy St Steph(v)en’s day πŸ˜‰


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    ross b | 26 December 2008 at 5:39 am #

    I can’t wait to hear it!! πŸ™‚

    I’d love you to sign my copy of your book sometime (I bought it at the gig). Before you move to Melbourne and if you’re doing another local gig I may bring it along and ask you to sign it *please!*

    Lovely day today, enjoy!

    Kind regards rossb

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 December 2008 at 6:04 am #

    Sounds like you had a fun Christmas sk.
    Santa was very good to me. Among my Chrissie/Birfday pressies, a beautiful buddah with the lovliest serene face, the original 45 of MacArthur Park by Richard Harris, all the way from America AND…. the sweet green icing on the cake – an sk original painting “Spring Rain”, beautifully framed with a soft green border.

    Wow! I love it so much. I keep going up close, then stand back, up close again, then back, like some poncy art critic, trying to take it all in. There is so much detail, so much beauty, the colours are magnificent. It will captivate me for a long time to come and will proudly hang next to my print of “Absinthe”. This could have been a contender for next year’s Wynne prize. At least you know it’s gone to a good home.

    Take care
    Lady Di

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    davem | 26 December 2008 at 6:52 am #

    Glad you had a good ‘un.
    Didn’t know you wre a JP fan. I am too. I rarely go through a day without listening to something of his. Ricky plays with Will Carruthers in BJM doesn’t he?

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 December 2008 at 9:27 am #

    I’m going out.xo

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    Hellbound Heart | 26 December 2008 at 10:03 am #

    …straitjacket fits, god they make some good music….jesus, we’re chomping away on leftovers from yesterday….mum’s home made christmas cake is just something else….oodles of fruit and ginger and almonds on top and bit of rum poured on it while it was fresh out of the oven….aaarrrhhh, yum yum yum….
    you’re going to tease and torment us with the promise of paikiller 2 just like you did with painkiller 1,aren’t you, you bugger….
    love always…..

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    lily was here | 26 December 2008 at 10:22 am #

    'Creating atmosphere' … mission accomplished on mon nite. Love The Black Ryder too, and S & A's previous band The Morning After Girls, who are about to release a new cd.

    You'll miss the sounds of your city if you decide to leave Sydney. Sometimes the noises of it's citizens can be comforting.


    ps if anyone knows when The Noise airs on SBS, do tell

  13. avatar
    matthew | 26 December 2008 at 1:06 pm #

    …straitjacket fits …mmm. Cue Leslie cabinets etc

  14. avatar
    matthew | 26 December 2008 at 1:15 pm #

    PS, lily – didn’t The Noise last air on SBS in the late Ateys?

  15. avatar
    matthew | 26 December 2008 at 1:16 pm #

    PPS, Nothing. there is NO pps.

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 December 2008 at 1:24 pm #

    good night,:) πŸ™ xo

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    Freddie | 26 December 2008 at 2:08 pm #

    “painkiller 2 is enough atmosphere to breathe
    but be careful
    it could make you lightheaded”

    As it should!

  18. avatar
    restaurant mark | 26 December 2008 at 2:23 pm #

    whew…it looks like a x-mas bomb went off in my house. paper, bows, boxes and toys…ripped and scattered. let the cleaning begin…
    the kids had a great day though, so that’s all that counts, right? sounds like you had a good time too steve. yeah, love me some ride…especially the first record. spaceman 3 too. and to lily…the morning after girls are a great band. can’t wait to hear the new one. only heard the one song so far…it’s wonderful.

    anyway…coffee to make and then time to start operation: house back to normal.

    take care everyone

  19. avatar
    John Garratt | 26 December 2008 at 2:31 pm #

    “i hear the verve”

    The new one?

    Am I one of few people who thinks that “Judas” and “Valium Skies” take electric guitar cues from the Church?

    My daughter likes Chrimbo paper. Probably goes without saying.

    John Garratt

  20. avatar
    John Garratt | 26 December 2008 at 2:33 pm #

    So, “Painkiller” will have a seuqel? Soon? In time for Chrimbo, 2009?

    John Garratt

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    Anonymous | 26 December 2008 at 2:42 pm #

    where is the first kennedy/kilbey?
    whatever happened to the sk biography?


  22. avatar
    fantasticandy | 26 December 2008 at 3:59 pm #

    was listening to loop and spacemen 3 just t’other day!
    our record collections must be rather similar………

  23. avatar
    veleska1970 | 26 December 2008 at 5:09 pm #

    happy to hear you had a good holiday, steve.

    ride. now, that’s a band i haven’t heard in ages. i’m in the mood for some oldies but goodies; looks like i’ll have to visit napster today.

    lotza love…..

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    Anonymous | 26 December 2008 at 5:15 pm #

    hi Steve,its not an anon its Gareth from notts,my comments never seem to post so im trying it this way! merry crimbo n hope u have a great 2009…have to tell you,on the subject of spacerock..check out a band,unsigned but not for much longer,called EXIT CALM stumbled on them by chance and instantly reminded me of THE CHURCH,they are the best live band in britain at the moment,i would go as far as to say even better live than MUSE,and EXIT CALM are now my no.2 fave band behind THE CHURCH,please check them out,i think you will like,although they need to be seen live to be fully appreciated…the guitarist,Rob says alot of people have said they remind them of THE CHURCH!…hope this actually posts this time..cheers…have a great 2009..and when can the UK have a PAINKILLER gig????

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    Mr. Argent | 26 December 2008 at 5:34 pm #

    Thanks for the Black Ryder suggestion. Mogwai, Stars and Engineers are somewhat recent examples you (all) may be interested in. Granted, some may be a bit bloopy-bleepy (as the current flows) in comparison to the artists mentioned.

    In the atmosphere all exists nude and tender; wantonly blind to artifice and limitation.

  26. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 26 December 2008 at 5:53 pm #

    rah rah rah…
    Jonny Boxing

  27. avatar
    Mr. Argent | 26 December 2008 at 6:52 pm #

    Check out Young Galaxy as well.

  28. avatar
    davem | 26 December 2008 at 7:29 pm #

    Effing brilliant to see you here!!!!!
    Hope all is well in your world.

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    Anonymous | 26 December 2008 at 7:40 pm #

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    veleska1970 | 26 December 2008 at 9:36 pm #

    thanks for the link, souqie!!

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    Anonymous | 26 December 2008 at 9:53 pm #

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    Doug | 26 December 2008 at 10:08 pm #

    SK – are you even aware that the Shriek CD is now shipping from Wyrm??? Can’t believe it hasn’t had a mention here yet?! Anyway go here and order it:
    Now thats what I call a happy Christmas! Hope everyone had a good one..!

  33. avatar
    fantasticandy | 26 December 2008 at 10:27 pm #

    nice to see you are still about!
    only thing is…this is the same as the last comment you left here many months ago!!!!!!!!
    here’s their self-penned sales blurb from their myspace page…

    ‘EXIT CALM are Scott Pemberton (drums), Simon Lindley (bass), Rob Marshall (guitars) and Nicky Smith (vocals). To call them a breath of fresh air would merely be understating their value; quite simply they are the most exciting, invigorating and dare we say it, unique, guitar-based band to emerge from these shores in quite some time.
    Comparisons to date have seen their mesmerising guitar eclipses likened to the early sounds of My Bloody Valentine , Ride, Spiritualized and the elaborate skyscraping voyages of Explosions In The Sky, while the captivating presence of front man Nicky Smith offers an intense aside to their brooding noise that renders them completely unforgettable once seen for the first time.
    Their as-yet untitled debut album is expected to be released in the early part of 2009. It promises to be one of the most important records of the decade…’

    such modesty….
    fucks sake gareth!
    not exactly humble are they…..

  34. avatar
    fantasticandy | 26 December 2008 at 10:28 pm #

    the REAL wow factor!
    thanks for the great news doug!
    ordering now……….

  35. avatar
    Mr. Argent | 27 December 2008 at 2:17 am #

    Many thanks, Souqie!

  36. avatar
    souqie | 27 December 2008 at 5:29 am #

    it’s a pleasure mr argent

    feel the merge @

    click on “watch in high quality”

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 December 2008 at 6:52 am #

    Did you make money from painkiller?
    I got my copy for $3.25 which got refunded before copy turned up.
    I just don’t get it, aren’t you wasting your time. I know you are keeping 50 or so die hard fans really happy but surely it’s not with your while.
    I liked the Church and still like the Church circa 1980s. As I was a fan that bought your music I feel sad for you trying to eek out a living.
    Painkiller sounds like the Church circa 1980 but not as good.
    Yeah I know I will have 50 or so people disagree with me and be told where to go but I really loved your music once.
    I don’t think I would still be into the Doors or the Sex Pistols or even Jeff Buckly and Nirvana if they were still around. Not that I am comparing you to any of these people.
    I read your frustration and you know it yourself. You’re not a has been, but everything has a shelf life and at least you made it big.
    Why cant anyone in your life be honest with you and tell you to move on.
    Isn’t it time to put your family first.

  38. avatar
    fantasticandy | 27 December 2008 at 8:01 am #

    5:52 pm…….
    that was another time man…
    another band…
    another kilbey…
    another world…

    take a look out the window…
    …things have changed.

    some things remain constant though,
    a fine wine has no shelf life, it improves with age,
    and all the best tunes are played on an olde fiddle.
    furthemore, artistic endevour and the struggle for creativity are outside any concept of time altogether.

    you say:
    ‘why can’t anyone in your life be honest with you and tell you to move on.’
    ….who the fuck do you think you are man?
    you insult everyone ‘here’ with such tripe.
    ricky flies half-way round the world at christmas just to play ‘n hang with the guy for a while….
    i doubt he made any dough out of the trip!
    so he’s dishonest too eh?
    …space-rock jammin’ with the killer?….yes please!
    given half the chance….
    ’nuff said.
    happy holidays to you all,
    andy L.

  39. avatar
    davem | 27 December 2008 at 9:21 am #

    Billiant post Andy.
    Get yourself in the studio today bud, you’re in form!
    Happy chrimble all.

  40. avatar
    melissa | 27 December 2008 at 9:26 am #

    good on you Andy πŸ™‚

    to KittyKat! : If you’re out there, check your email! I’m so sorry I missed your message!! :/

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    Anonymous | 27 December 2008 at 10:29 am #

    Hey Andy, I like how one of your main arguments is that ricky maymi came to visit without making any money. Who fuckin cares mate. Maymi is a nobody. Not even that great of a guitarist. I am a fan of kilbey but why doesn’t everyone admit part of the reason you like him is that nobody you know has ever heard of him. The doctor pepper syndrome. Don’t want to drink coke or pepsi.

  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 December 2008 at 10:32 am #

    I’m curious, how many of you put the tops down on your cars, click in the painkiller cd, drive down the road, and crank the fuckin whales moanin?

  43. avatar
    eek | 27 December 2008 at 10:58 am #

    theres no clarity
    everything floats n wafts or is frazzled
    its like an x ray of a rock band

    What an intriguing description. They sound well worth checking out.

    And that there’s a Painkiller 2 in the works makes me very happy. πŸ™‚

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    eek | 27 December 2008 at 11:00 am #

    Anon at 9:32 pm — I don’t have a convertible. πŸ˜‰

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    fantasticandy | 27 December 2008 at 11:15 am #

    you just don’t get it do you?
    to put the top down on my car i’d have use a blow-torch!
    the whole idea is that you get out of the car and LISTEN…..

    p.s. slagging off yet another musician(whoever thought i’d ever jump to mr ricky’s defence!…i won’t have anyone bitch about yer playin’ mate..)just makes your argument even weaker.

    p.p.s as for coke pepsi et al….
    they can take their chemical crap and shove it where the sun don’t shine.

  46. avatar
    fantasticandy | 27 December 2008 at 11:57 am #

    yer a dogged, determined bugger today ain’t yer!
    by the way……
    there ain’t a place called sheffield in madrid is there?

  47. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 December 2008 at 12:16 pm #

    Hi Andy,

    I’m not in a slinging match. My comment was to Steve I was trying to be supportive and realistic. Don’t get drawn into a slinging match with someone who is trying to wind people up.
    I never insulted Steve but maybe he needs to try something else.

  48. avatar
    Greg Dulli | 27 December 2008 at 12:23 pm #

    Just found this blog… WTF? What a funking pretentious wanker you turn out to be. Bought all the albums, seen the shows when they come through town, but yikes, what a load of rubbish. Is something wrong with your Shift button? Go to Melbourne and stay there, you emo has-been.

  49. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 December 2008 at 12:48 pm #

    So the wag’s from Madrid now?

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    Andromeda7 | 27 December 2008 at 1:33 pm #

    Vicious anon comments, best if you just bugger off since you’re clearly bored. Go comment about something you do like or else use your own name you coward.

    Those of you who don’t appreciate a great Christmas fireside chat such as that above, go elsewhere eh – you’re in the wrong blogge.

  51. avatar
    Freddie | 27 December 2008 at 1:40 pm #

    Souqie, thanks so much!
    But now I just wish all the more that I’d been there.

    Andy, you’re too cool.

  52. avatar
    davem | 27 December 2008 at 2:50 pm #

    I get my vote!! “Homo kilbey ass pirate”…I like it.
    Love to all.

  53. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 27 December 2008 at 4:22 pm #

    Jeff Beck at the Enmore January 30 and 31. First visit to Aussie Land in over thirty years.

    Eating vegan food while partying is cooler than cool.

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    Anonymous | 27 December 2008 at 5:31 pm #

    ACTUALLY!-Clarification:”Emo”is a new movement.tiz a tribute,and a replication of the killer’s style,and genre.imitation being the highest form of flattery.”tiz not “goth”so,Steve kilbey,technically is not an “emo has-been”he is one of the style pioneers n gurus.haha,AND technically,to be an arse pirate,one has to have a wooden boat,full of scurvy ridden misfits,…n well,i dont see any of that round him…AND urm…oh,dont i just wish he was an arse pirate,on my sloop’s caboose!-n i’m a woman!! haha..merry boxing day,all!!Steve Kilbey-you are my hero too.xo :D{and anonymous?-get a grip!haha,;Dxo}love is all that matters .

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    Anonymous | 27 December 2008 at 5:55 pm #

    hey davem,nice to be able to comment again,even if it is this way! 2008 not good,2009 will be better πŸ™‚ and on the subject of modesty,’fantastic’ andy,thats not self-penned blurb,its music journalist Dom Gourlay,one of many who has been blown away by their stunning/mesmerizing live shows,do your homework next time mate,and check ’em out live for yourself,i promise you will be very impressed!!!! Gareth,Notts

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    Anonymous | 27 December 2008 at 6:10 pm #

    …and they are actually very nice,very humble guys aswell,every one of them,its what they do on-stage that makes people rave about them,when you,yourself Andy witness them live you will understand what people are talking about,and moreso,the similarities with The Church,and because so many people have made this comparison to them already,they are now discovering the genius of The Church after Rob asked to borrow some of their stuff from me…great music benefits everyone with great taste! πŸ™‚ Gareth,Notts

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    Mr. Ricky | 27 December 2008 at 10:49 pm #

    I just woke up and haven’t had a coffee yet but,

    If you don’t want me to offend your sensibilities then please do not read!!!!!!

    This is for “ANONYMOUS” from 5:52pm

    I never claimed to be the next Jimi Hendrix and if you think I suck on guitar, well, lets just say, you are in a minority… After all, it is my profession….
    What’s yours??? Cleaning toilets at McDonalds???

    Hey “Anonymous”! When did you ever hear me play guitar??? What, where you at a BJM gig? a Triffids gig? a Kilbey gig, a Black Ryder gig? a Koolaid Electric Company gig? or was it Mellow Drunk gig or, perhaps a show with Marty Willson-Piper or Freelovebabies…??? Oh! It must have been at a Clientele gig…It seems all of those artists (around the world) disagree with you,”Anonymous” I think I will stick with popular opinion on my guitar playing… What do you play, “Anonypuss”??? The fucking skin-flute??? I’ll bet you are really great at it!!! “Anonymous” really seems to think he/she/it’s got it all figured out, huh???? Yo “Anonymous”! You’re bad vibes and “Nay-saying” aren’t appreciated around here by ANY one… You fucking CUNT! Now go crawl back under that rock and don’t come around anymore. you are making NO FRIENDS here, really fast… Just FUCK OFF for Christmas!!! Thats all anyone here wants from you… It’s obvious you didn’t get whatever it was you wanted but don’t take it out on us!!!
    When you finally grace us with the knowledge of who/what you are, perhaps we can make a fair critique of all your hard work and contributions to popular culture… Until you are brave enough to reveal who you actually are, you are just some irrelevant detractor. Wow, it must feel great being you…? I’m sure all of us would like to know what it is you are going to be remembered by the world for…

    So, I’m pretty sure I’ll go get a coffee and come back and there will be some attack against my character, guitar playing, friendship with Steve and his family, etc…GO FOR IT, YOU ANONYMOUS PIECE OF SHIT!!! I ALREADY KNOW YOURS IS COMING!!! A BIG FUCKING SMACK IN THE FACE FROM THE HAND OF GOD, YOU LITTLE BITCH. So just spare us all and FUCK RIGHT OFF!!! and YES! To continue with tradition, I will be happy to meet you in some dark ally way or even on the beach in the broad daylight to kick your fucking ass!!! Your call! I don’t live under a rock. I am EASY to find and lower management (my steel-towed blundstones) is eager to open your skull wide open and upper management (my two fists) just can’t wait to tickle the back of your eyeballs whil you are screaming to crawl back up your mother’s twat… I PISS ON THE GRAVE OF YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY YOU FUCKING PARASITE!!!!!

    Andy, you’re a good guy! Very nice of you to chime in on my behalf! I personally have an odd relationship with money. I don’t care about it…never have, never will…It seems the less I care, the less it’s ever a problem in my life…I ain’t rich but I certainly ain’t “poor”. I hope to meet you some day!

    Happy New Year Everybody!

  58. avatar
    eek | 27 December 2008 at 11:13 pm #

    Note to self: Don’t piss off Mr. Ricky — especially before his morning coffee. πŸ™‚

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    fantasticandy | 27 December 2008 at 11:39 pm #

    ‘fantastic’ andy is a gag, i’m anything but.
    iv’e heard exit calm…yeah, they’re ok.
    but claiming your untitled, unreleased,
    and for all we know even unrecorded debut to be ‘one of the most important records of the decade’……..
    c’mon man!
    i know you are a staunch supporter of rob and co. and i too wish ’em all the best,
    let’s keep it real though eh?
    it’s nice to hear from you again after what seems like an age,
    take care and don’t be a stranger,

    ricky….fuck’s sake we got off to a bad start didn’t we man?
    next time your’e in the uk i think you ‘n me ought to get a drink and shoot the breeze a little.
    i’d like that a lot.

  60. avatar
    Celticat | 28 December 2008 at 12:24 am #

    Mr Ricky

    I’m with you on that one. Someone had to say it – glad it was you. Karma’s a wonderful thing and he/she/it will get it in the end.

    Steve, all the bullshit aside, I’m 47 and I’ve loved growing up with your music and hope to for the rest of my life.

    Love to you, your family, all friendss and anon as well.


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    W Street | 28 December 2008 at 1:10 am #

    Ah, the anonos and their bitchy, anti-Kilbey rants are back.

    Years ago, I reckon, Kilbey and Co. blew this shite away somehow, maybe making his lameassed local band look like clowns. There were too many to count in the late 80s and early 90s. I know of at least one band that tried to talk shite about Kilbey and Co. when they would visit Minneapolis–this fucker was a real loser who “hated” on Kilbey and Co. because, quite frankly, when you would stack them up against the no-talents, it wasn’t much of a contest. You either had it, or you didn’t. Kilbey and Co. have always had “it” and it doesn’t matter how you stack up sales, widgets, charts, deals, etc., you can’t fake the determination of greatness. Your anono author never “had it” and never will. That’s the source of that hate. Envy looks worse on a blog than on the face of some clown being blown off stage by better songs and a better band.

    Someone in their old age is on the blogge hating on Kilbey and Co., looking for the chink in the armor of someone who doesn’t fight like that. What a sad state of affairs.

    That’s a studied kind of hate, though. Someone has thoroughly worked out their insults and hate to draw ire, and you only get to see that kind of practiced hate from someone who has had a thoroughly unsatisfying life. Probably been dropped out of the business for writing dreck, if that.

    That kind of hate SHOULD be answered, and answered with all the rage you see above. Ignoring it doesn’t always work–answer that hate with the beauty and artistry of someone who actually fucking has talent, and that will drive the hater mad with more envy, til that little green head pops and oozes back into the gutter.

  62. avatar
    lily was here | 28 December 2008 at 9:38 am #

    ok, mine’s deleted. But it felt damn good.

  63. avatar
    lily was here | 28 December 2008 at 9:39 am #

    ok, mine’s deleted. It sure felt good though. Damn Ricky, you have many facets πŸ™‚

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    lily was here | 28 December 2008 at 9:43 am #

    ok, mine’s deleted now Steve, I had to jump in that time. Sure felt good though. Mr Ricky, you too are a man of many facets!


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    lily was here | 28 December 2008 at 9:44 am #

    hmmm, ha! ok, comment moderation. I thought I’d just drank too much wine πŸ™‚


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    Gareth,Notts | 29 December 2008 at 5:08 pm #

    ..andy,that was tongue-in-cheek mate! πŸ™‚ anyway,haven’t been able to use my google account for ages,keep typing out comments only to find i can’t log-in and post them!..the point i was making about Exit Calm is,i have discovered some great new,and old music through Steve and the fiends comments,so when i discover something as great as E.C. i feel compelled to share it as i always do and always have done with The Church…you wont be blown away by clips on youtube or demos on myspace,but you’re welcome to come with me to see them when they tour in the spring,and i can guarantee when you see them live and see/hear the richness and depth of both their sound and performance,you will most definitely be blown away by it. Their live shows are simply stunning and utterly mesmerizing,and quite rightly described by reviewers as euphoric,and one reviewer hit the nail on the head and summed up their live show perfectly..”you will witness something that leaves you speechless and transfixed” when i first saw them i’d never heard of them yet i was totally speechless and transfixed,and would happily take anyone to see them.My/our favourite band The Church were once unsigned but look at the sheer quality/beauty of their work…all the stuff written about Exit Calm(not BY them,but by the music press)on their myspace page is true,until you’ve witnessed it yourself you shouldn’t dismiss it,come with me and see for yourself!…happy new year Steve,Andy,Davem n fellow fiends…G,Notts πŸ™‚

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    EleFlameMax | 9 February 2009 at 5:50 pm #

    As far as old-skool punk goes, FOC is fucking phenomenal.

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