posted on January 20, 2008 at 9:17 pm

yessaday morning
me n evie go to pharmacist
he says
i can sell ya whatever ya want
but nothing gonna help yer throat
so you should just shut up all day
(i have paraphrased him a little)
family has lovely swim at bondi
natalie swimming like a dolphin
evie like an otter
aurora wades around
the woofle eventually gets in n she loves it
we all eat sno cones on the boardwalk
nk= grape
ek =red raspberry
lil sk =red raspberry
ak=fairy floss
big sk = bubblegum + pineapple
hey says evie …howcome you get 2 flavours, dad?
me: cos i bloody well paid for em!
meanwhile the woofle does the “nakey” dance at the showers
olde ladies fainting with pleasure
as the chubby little woofle bounces around sans clothes
family stops in to organic cafe
owner says sorry
no food for you….ive run out!
me n nk swear we’ll never go there again…
we go instead to a lovely jewish joint
where we have felafels n chips
all the time
i no talky talky
everyone has advice
whisper says pharmacist
dont whisper says jlk who comes to babysit
dont drink says some
conjac or red wine say others
finally we get to gig
nk comes backstage for a while
talk to ricky
mick harvey etc
finally after much anticipation
i hit the stage
i do my songs with much gusto n little voice
yes i channelled dave mccomb
and many triffids people
including his big brother john
yes yes the passion
you had the passion
then encore
i come on n do field of glass
ten minute doors-y epic
i go fucking nuts
you AINT never seen me like this
i channel mccomb , morrison n any other bloke
going nuts on a stage
i finish in a pool of sweat n shredded (wheat) voice
the normally restrained marty casey gives me a hug
jill n graham say well done
alsy n rob like it
ive made it
julian n james the triffs #1 fans give blessings
nk comes backstage
i told ya darlin’ you aint never seen me sing like that
a conversation ensues
in which nk says something like
she wants to take me home and “discuss” my performance
all the way home in cab she holds my hand
and giggles
looking at me all starry-eyed
ok i gotta do more gigs like this i think
get home doodles n woofle all safely asleep
and then nk …..

and then i wake up today
1st day of new church album
hard to change gears
onward n upward

39 Responses to “come ride come ride this pleasure slide with me”

  1. avatar
    Melby Symon | 20 January 2008 at 9:53 pm #

    Steve…ain’t love GRAND. sounds like it was an awesome performance…but we all knew it would be.

    I hope all of that inspired Triffid’s passion flows trough to los Churchos work. I’m sure it will.

    Lookng forward so very very very much to seeing you back live in Melby real soon.

  2. avatar
    princey | 20 January 2008 at 10:00 pm #

    Ok sk, I prayed you’d have a good night last night, but not that good!!!!haha
    I’m so glad that you had a happy ending to all this, you deserved it!

    Great news about the Church album, but what about Painkiller??? (yeah, it’s back to the “buggin sk”, no more sympathy for you my sweet friend heehee)
    Take care and send me a birthday kiss today will ya!
    Love Amanda

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 January 2008 at 10:00 pm #

    Nice one!Thank you very much for the show!….It was great!

  4. avatar
    syrinx | 20 January 2008 at 10:02 pm #

    nice Dad Answer on the sno-cones.


  5. avatar
    eek | 20 January 2008 at 10:06 pm #

    Sounds as if you had a great day all around. Yay! 🙂

  6. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 20 January 2008 at 10:08 pm #

    You are a straight up machine.

  7. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 20 January 2008 at 10:15 pm #

    1st day of new Church album…Aah, the endless posibilities…The promise of yet another late-period Church masterpiece…

  8. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 20 January 2008 at 10:21 pm #

    Hmmmm….lovely ending to that story. Maybe you should lose your voice more often…; )

  9. avatar
    athpernath | 20 January 2008 at 10:46 pm #

    Steve Kilbey of The Church and The Triffids…wow…

    that was quite some suspense after “lost it”. Hitchcoquesque!

    I had Born Sandy Devotional somewhere, for a few years, and was listening nonstop yesterday. Stolen Property. Bloody hell. What a song. Big Music.


  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 January 2008 at 10:50 pm #


    we’re all envious and dont you know it.

  11. avatar
    Melby Symon | 20 January 2008 at 11:10 pm #

    Hey hey Amanda…don’t forget to help me keep buggin’ sk about coming back to Melby soooooooon….maybe we can work on him about a permanent Melby move this yr. (just joking sk…..or was i) (“spooky music playing in background”)

  12. avatar
    lily was here | 21 January 2008 at 12:26 am #

    I feel so much relief for you SK. I just heard from a very tired amigo that last night out-blitzed Fridays show, a very emotionally charged experience & a brilliant finish to these concerts. Im grinning from ear to ear but wishing I’d been there to hear you lift the roof and just to hear those songs performed live, Im so envious.
    They got me a t-shirt! 🙂
    The Triffids, fans and friends must be on such a high! Imagine this in Perth?!


  13. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 21 January 2008 at 1:30 am #

    Sk is a bona fide enlightened Yogi. His mind prevailed over his aching voice and divine volition propelled his concert performance in grand fashion. Plaudits, accolades and commendation for SK!! Empodecles would say that love prevailed over strife. This geek digs that ancient Greek.

    Can’t wait for some new Church. I’ve been in musical purgatory.

  14. avatar
    veleska1970 | 21 January 2008 at 2:14 am #

    so you had a great day with the fambly, and the gig went well, and the day’s end was nice, too. i’m glad for you.

    can’t wait to hear the new church. “onward n upward”~~bravo!! **thumbs up**

    lotza love…..

  15. avatar
    Ethereal Butterfly | 21 January 2008 at 2:47 am #

    Congratulations Killa on your spiritual (sheer bloody mindedness determination to succeed) win over your physical limitations. You obviously wooed & wowed the crowd , just hoping that you are able to do the same in Melbourne sometime maybe? I wonder if it may still be a good preventative & long term strategy to seek some professional advice on voice physiological issues; by seeing a doc for some pathology & or maybe a speech therapist?

    Yoga changed my life 14 years ago & still continues to do so but there is nothing more powerful as love – which you obviously have in abundance. the universe is smiling on you, shine on but heed the vocal cord warning & take care of your self………
    Peace & love to all………..


  16. avatar
    markobears | 21 January 2008 at 3:15 am #

    punk rock

  17. avatar
    Celticat | 21 January 2008 at 3:16 am #

    Sounds like quite a night! Glad it worked out for you (& NK:-).

    Got Paypal to work so now waiting the SKDVD.

    Love to you and all yours


  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2008 at 4:02 am #

    hahahahahahahahahaha! snow cones! x

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2008 at 4:12 am #

    p.s. this’d be the cone of silence speaking!not to worry about the voice . :-)x

  20. avatar
    jeanz | 21 January 2008 at 5:07 am #

    Really glad for you that things worked out in the end.
    So we’re gonna have a Church album with Steve Springsteen on vocals eh?

  21. avatar
    melissa | 21 January 2008 at 5:22 am #

    all’s well that end’s well 😀 !! Congratulations Steve …

    have a most fabulous Churchy day!


  22. avatar
    heather | 21 January 2008 at 7:11 am #

    maybe it’s the camera (or the idea of one) that creates your voice loss?!!

  23. avatar
    fantasticandy | 21 January 2008 at 7:53 am #

    so glad things worked out so well for you after all…..
    and you got a nice little bonus too!
    andy L.

  24. avatar
    the dean | 21 January 2008 at 7:56 am #

    My dear commenter I must convey to you that last nights triffids show was nothing short of astounding. The best of all things, genuine performances, friendship, audience inclusion, old talent, new talent, humour tear in your eye, wonderful songs,
    and no crap.
    And then there was SK like you’ve never seen or heard him before, raw, powerful, aggressively committed to delivering the music even if it shredded his vocal chords.
    Having had a brief word to the man before the show I knew that he was more than a little concerned about his voice but he delivered in a most passionate way.
    The whole show became dark and foreboding as he cranked out possible the three highlight tunes from BSD.
    Field of Glass, the epic encore, the being holding it all together while the band broke the music down into an eerie soundscape, giving every last bit of body and soul.
    A triumph. Incredible and beautiful.

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2008 at 8:21 am #

    Glad ye olde voice got better and the gig was a huge success, would have loved to have been there. Luckily it was filmed, hope it will be shown soon. Knew you’ld perform well, a true professional always does.

    Looks like 2008 is going to be a good year for you workwise. Maybe a brand new Falcon is on the cards.

    Sure you’ll get back into Church mode. Hope it’s a quick recording session so the Church can have their own tour asap.

    Peace & love,

  26. avatar
    isolde | 21 January 2008 at 8:26 am #

    you better get your voice back quick
    or i’m leaving you for rob snarski

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2008 at 10:50 am #

    Just got live DVD and it’s fab…Caroline says takes me back to your show at the three weeds in ’92-3… any chance of a duet with jimmy little at the opera house this week?

  28. avatar
    verdelay | 21 January 2008 at 11:00 am #

    first entirely instrumental Church album?

  29. avatar
    fantasticandy | 21 January 2008 at 11:30 am #

    c’mon mr. flowers…. what about ‘bastard universe’ and ‘jammed’?.

  30. avatar
    davem | 21 January 2008 at 1:46 pm #

    Chuffed it went so well for you SK.
    I’m so excited about new chrunch.
    AndyL – guess it depends on whether you see the first Jammed as a proper album. BU definitely isn’t IMHO…..and good as instrumentals by the chrunchies are, they do lack the greatest voice in the world. Sock it to us Satchmo.

  31. avatar
    CSTCoach | 21 January 2008 at 3:42 pm #


    forking proud of you, amigo. way to bring it home.

  32. avatar
    fantasticandy | 21 January 2008 at 3:57 pm #

    blimey dave!
    an’ iv’e just sent you a luvverly badge ‘n all!

  33. avatar
    davem | 21 January 2008 at 7:43 pm #

    And I shall wear it with pride……you should know any comment like that I make is with a smile on my face.

  34. avatar
    davem | 21 January 2008 at 8:02 pm #

    They don’t like it up ’em, SK.

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 January 2008 at 11:00 pm #

    “buy me buy me buy me”
    – bought you bought you bought you…eagerly awaiting delivery

    congrats on triffids shows
    knew you’d kill ’em

    Lady Di

  36. avatar
    eek | 21 January 2008 at 11:10 pm #

    Yet another positive fan review.
    This one is from the Sunday show and does mention SK’s voice problems, but still calls his (and other’s) work “excellent.” I haven’t read a bad review yet. That’s pretty damned good! 🙂

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 January 2008 at 12:01 am #

    Hey steve, mate you nailed Sunday night and we captured you in all your glory. Thanks for the great interview and performances for the doco.

  38. avatar
    Issakimani | 22 January 2008 at 2:16 am #

    SK please take care of your voice. Try fresh ginger tea w/ honey and lime.


  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 January 2008 at 2:25 am #

    in home performances can provide releif…you should perform again!

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