posted on July 2, 2011 at 4:46 pm

steve " theres a little david neil in all of us... "" kilbey

david neil aint jive

i can feel his love shining down on all of us

david neil wrote electric lash

david neil wrote most of those songs and i ripped him off

david is a flesh and blood ghost

he exists he existed he will exist in the best of all possible worlds

meanwhile me n ricky n the hoffmen are trying to reproduce his stuff

we sound like credence and that aint a totally bad thing

i cant fucking sing it like david can i…?

ricky says sing em like yerself so i am …but who is me…ha ha…

anyway it was so long ago i last saw david alive

i know he’d think i was doing the right thing because i am trying

the wilderness years is finally coming out after what 36 /37 years…..

people are interested in him again…ok…

he was not the nicest cat but ok…

i’d say he was quite a selfish type …i dont think he’d disagree either….

he could write songs but as a human bean left a lot to be desired

up to his eyeballs in one shifty caper after another

the drugs the women the pawn shops the hotels

money disappearing

sessions cancelled

tapes mysteriously altered erased and modified

for example a tape that was dated feb 75

but david died in dec 74…huh?

david apparently sang this song called ” near” 2 months after his death

nice work i suppose

such a fragile geezer running around being a singer songwriter

smuggling stuff and goofing off yeah and sometimes songs

breaking hearts and losing his bond

back in the van in the back of the van

the amps the guitars the guys sit around smoking spliffs

grumbling and laughing

yeah i remember the camaraderie all too well

like its yesterday once more

david tall and blond and kinda nebulous like he was already a ghost

johnny the guitar player what a hypochondriac what a joke

always out of it on something stupid that had him stupefied…

jim jim the bass player wasnt there …hed broken his ankle

thats where i came in…i could play bass and i met david in australia

and biff on the drums a complete law unto himself on every level

yeah we played mosta the songs on wilderness years

im glad its becoming available

we tried to make it authentic but the tapes had deterioted

we had to re do bits n pieces

david would love it for sure

and its coming to you soon

the wilderness years

20 Responses to “dave id kneel”

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    Lara | 2 July 2011 at 11:57 pm #

    I think David might have gone to stay (after his death) at Neil Young’s ranch in La Honda. A lot of those older rockers did. The 80s didn’t much suit them, so they retreated into the redwoods. As teenagers, when we were skipping school and hanging out with nothing to do, we would occasionally see them come down to Woodside for groceries or whatever. Being young and stupid, we didn’t really know how legendary they were.

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      thetimebeing | 3 July 2011 at 2:39 am #

      youre lucky you never ran into david neil lara ..he might have ravished thee

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        Lara | 3 July 2011 at 10:25 am #

        That scoundrel. 🙂

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          thetimebeing | 3 July 2011 at 11:44 am #

          i know
          he hath no respect for learned ladies or professors of the sprak mittel-aenglish

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            Anonymous | 3 July 2011 at 8:07 pm #

            ye gads!!!!! pistols at twenty paces at sunrise, sir!!!!

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 3 July 2011 at 12:23 am #

    Glad to see ya back online. Busy-Busy-busy…it appears. The work that you are doing and describing sounds as if you are finally sealing a era up in your life that was left ajar. It is always a good thing to place things or events from our past in a current, manageable perspective. You look healthy and determined in your pic today.

    Recently a White Buffalo was born in the great state of Texas. This, in Native American culture, is a great event, it is a great sign of peace to come. Hopefully they are on to something because they, unlike so many are still connected to Mother Earth and all her glory…just hope they don’t let ‘Terrible Ted Nugent’ down there any time soon, cuz he’d hunt that Great White Buffalo.

    Take care SK…hope all is well on the homefront and happiness shines upon you.

    Darrin K.

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      Cocoamo | 3 July 2011 at 6:49 am #

      We were just feeling sorry for the poor cows and horses suffering in the Texas heat right now – hovering around the 100 degree F. mark – so now adding a white buffalo calf to the list! Poor baby.

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    Anonymous | 3 July 2011 at 1:19 am #

    he’s coming home – what a lovely present after all those years; he’d thank you

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    Jim Conrad | 3 July 2011 at 2:01 am #

    Cataclysmic revelation! I want book rights; working on documentary NOW. Will pay handsomely for vinyl-e.q.’d safety masters of audiocassette-tape demos recorded in stupor.

    The world NEEDS this story!

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    . | 3 July 2011 at 3:16 am #

    i wonder where he and the others really are
    what constitutes their being in the near or far
    do they exist in the dust between the moon and the stars
    or are they embedded within the rhythms of our beating hearts
    maybe they went back to where it might have all started
    to the monoliths of gobekli tepe, olympus or ancient mars
    to uncover the mysteries of their existence here on earth
    maybe they deserve some sustaining peace in playing a vital part
    in creating and sustaining beauty amidst all the pain and the hurt
    somewhere in a parallel kingdom they kneel before a queen and her court
    entertaining them with magical stories and tales from another world
    writing scriptures about the music they made or the drama and the dirt
    of here where they knew they didn’t really belong…

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    caitbrid | 3 July 2011 at 4:40 am #

    I’m part of a memorial concert tonight for a recently passed musician of our local music scene. A big influence on everybody who started playing music in the late 80s in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Thank you for sharing all your stories, SK. Music really endures long after it’s creators are gone and it’s right that we keep playing it. Even if someone isn’t the best human being when they’re alive, maybe their music is the substitute. That’s something good that they leave behind.

    Kathleen in Philly

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    Once | 3 July 2011 at 5:25 am #

    I haven’t even read the words yet, just reeling over the photo **puts hand over mouth and gasps** you are so goddamn beautiful that it almost hurts!

    Whatever you are doing right now – keep doing it!

    (non-fangirl comment pending)

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      Ess | 3 July 2011 at 4:57 pm #

      don’t you think he looks a little bewildered?

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    hellbound heart | 3 July 2011 at 9:59 am #

    am looking forward to hearing what you come up with….
    love always…..

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    Once | 3 July 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    Ok, recovered and having the best of all days…

    Hahahahaha ref David…hope the wilderness comes to the desert at some stage…good use of “nebulous”, one of my favorite words…

    Carry on, good sir!!!


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    . | 3 July 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    a dot, an atom, a fan of the time being
    among fellow travelers looking for our genesis

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    Mallory Weiss | 22 August 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    David played musical saw, didn’t he? That instrument is somewhat difficult to duplicate with anything else

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