posted on November 10, 2008 at 7:50 pm

tibor (nee $1000 falcon) died th’other day
when he blew his head gasket
and that, my friends, was that
a loyal n noble beast
poor tibor had served us well
tibor suffered from a variety of conditions including
alternator problems
no lockus the backus doorus
a mess of small toys n sweetie wrappers
old empty cans of berry v
a great sound system
seat covers with fire
bumper stickers:
no fat blokes
little miss naughty
poor poor tibor
the kids are really quite sad
so is daddy
tibor would cost more to fix up than he’s worth
he must sadly be put down
oh woeful day
what will i do?
alas n alack!
i’ll have to get a cab to the airport sunday
i’m flying to adelaide to do vegan festival
i wish i wasnt but i am
it never works out for me these gigs
it doesnt feel right to play ordinary songs at these places
they are always in horrible conditions
outside or in big noisy halls
always in broad daylight
i dont wanna fly n i dont get paid
i always hate doing it n usually piss someone off
if there are any killer fans or fiendss in adelaide…
but i doubt it…
i’m just not cut out to be a spokesman
2 weeks after that the earth festival in centennial park
where i’ll just be singing n playing my guitar
(which isnt really the thing i’m best at)
its not really what i do that well
not in daylight at a festival
its not my setting
but there you go
on friday night
in the pianobar nite club the cross
im singing a couple of songs
at a benefit for a movie ive got a small role in
2 unfinished films about bondi being made
i’m in em both….
one as a “reckord pra-dusar”
the other
as a zen furniture salesman
oh the horrors of typecasting….
i ask scarlet kilbey yesterday where her mother is
“her ‘scaped ” she says (she escaped)….
at the dinner table i was giving the girls a quiz on horses
whats the difference between a mule n an ass ? i ask
evie says innocently “oh an ass is smaller!”
(now remember my girls are all american)
they all burst into laughter including eve
as she realises what shes just said…
scarlet asks natalie to make a list of the family
after all the usual suspects are listed
scarlet thinks for a while
theres someone shes forgotten….
ricky! she finally says
much laughter ensues
aw ricky will be “home” soon
and killing pain at the oxford arts factory 22nd dec
you should fucking well be there
come in from other states n countries
cos the church aint playing this year
so you better come n getta fix of this!
come on down
you can get a fistful of aussie bucks fer yer dollars n euros
you can see painkiller
surf on chrimbo day
be back in yer cold miserable hemisphere by n.y.e.
or whatever
after all it is only our second gig
and we’re playing with all india radio
cmon have you been reading the odd reviews on websites
people are digging painkiller
oh i’m so glad
yes it is a quantum leap for me
in or out of the church
more energy
more directness
more random craziness that i love
its more time being
its like this blogge on music
its like my paintings as songs
its purer kilbey than you ever had before
it is undiluted with de-mock-racy
no one interfered
no compromises
no time or money wasted
a vision fulfilled
this is my future
i owe allegiance only to my own vision
painkiller is the beginning of what i can do
without compromise
oh i’ll probably still be doing other things
but painkiller is the direction of my journey
from here on in
i want to concentrate on making music like this
puts me where i wanna be
dont wanna talk or argue
dont wanna explain
dont wanna rake over the past
dont wanna wait
dont wanna approval
i need to conserve my energy
i dont wanna waste my gifts
hey i know the way (again!)
you can follow me if you like
or not
why should i care
there will be more art music words
my monkey nature is irrepressible
my aim is true
i am on course of course
you WILL enjoy whatever I do next
but you see
it is a lonely place to be
no one around who can advise me…
where i wanna go
no one around here has ever been…
ha ha!
oh grandiose talk
its funny
isnt it?

35 Responses to “death of tibor and other storeys and tails”

  1. avatar
    verdelay | 10 November 2008 at 10:00 pm #

    That’s what happens when yer trapped under a rock (n’roll band) for so foo-king long…

  2. avatar
    al renwick | 10 November 2008 at 10:07 pm #

    never mind steeevo. i got the painkiller in the post sunday and had a nice 3 hour journey to enjoy it today. brullyint stuff big man!

  3. avatar
    the dean | 10 November 2008 at 10:11 pm #

    the first painkiller show was extraordinary, Sk was like a different performer, more eneretic, determined, focused, something and the band – sublime, a spearhead.
    I’m going to make the journey.

    When or what is the next whatever we will enjoy?

  4. avatar
    jax | 10 November 2008 at 10:38 pm #

    that would somewhat salvage this frickin misearble year seeing one great gig.. sk you promise you gonna make it? I need a live fix of Painkilla..

  5. avatar
    captain mission | 10 November 2008 at 10:48 pm #

    oh that’s great news, another painkiller gig, i’ll be there.
    i think it’s a good move, follow your heART and do what you need to do, there’s no reason why not to really especially if you can work in a democracy with all it’s slings and arrows and beautiful results and also be a benevolent dictator with pain killing as well. It’s win win win all the way for everyone. Now thats not something that happens everyday!

  6. avatar
    limebeaver | 10 November 2008 at 10:50 pm #

    what happened to the painkiller gig in melby? tis a real bummer that it got cancelled?

  7. avatar
    ml68 | 10 November 2008 at 10:54 pm #

    adelaide?? ok, uve got a least one fiend here…but…where the fuck is it?? first Ive heard of it?

  8. avatar
    kat | 10 November 2008 at 11:09 pm #

    wanna buy the taurus, sk? its a good car, just without any gas in it right now. its a ford anyway. ha

    sorry to say i’m so broke i can’t pay attention so i am afraid any long distance trips for gigs are not in my future.

  9. avatar
    princey | 10 November 2008 at 11:10 pm #

    That’s what I want to know limebeaver!, but good news is sk will be here in Feb with The Triffids playing Hamer Hall. I know it won’t be the same “fix” but better than nothin’ I suppose.
    Love Amanda

  10. avatar
    melissa | 10 November 2008 at 11:20 pm #

    awww … I’ll be in Brissie by Friday, I’ll miss out on yer gig .. can’t be swapped for tomorrow night instead?! 😉 Well, I’ll definately be back in Syd for Painkiller … it’ll be the best Xmas present I’ve ever had!

    Are the tix on sale yet?

    RIP Tibor 🙁


  11. avatar
    melissa | 10 November 2008 at 11:21 pm #

    oh wow .. the Triffids at Hamer Hall too?!? that’s brilliant! 😀

  12. avatar
    kat | 10 November 2008 at 11:23 pm #

    oh one more thing before everyone moves past and over and on to the painkiller/band gig talk. i love u all, true fiends, in case i go mia for awhile. and also, though i don’t think any of you know him, my friend robb who i know through the lemonheads, is missing. and he is a great great person. no one has heard from him in well over a month. so keep both of us in your prayers


  13. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 11 November 2008 at 1:04 am #

    Vegan festival and Earth festival. Sk merits accolades for trying to make the planet more humane, peaceful, green and pristine.

  14. avatar
    MEM | 11 November 2008 at 1:50 am #

    lovely paintings below…

    i’ve been gathering some materials
    maybe useful to ur craft
    will try to send them sometime

  15. avatar
    steve kilbey | 11 November 2008 at 1:57 am #

    kat dont go mia

  16. avatar
    Finetime | 11 November 2008 at 3:00 am #

    SK – ordered Painkiller yesterday. Can’t wait to hear the new font of your inspiration.

  17. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 11 November 2008 at 5:26 am #

    i think i should go mia for awhile be cos living here in this house is getting under my skin like never before, i want some change esskay!!!

  18. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 11 November 2008 at 10:15 am #

    ….i will gladly follow you my friend if painkiller is the direction that you want to take…par excellence….
    i’m going to send you some bucks in the mail when i get a few together to go towards buying a new set of wheels….have issues with putting credit card details et al on the net…hope this goes through ‘cos my internet’s being premenstrual at the moment…if you see a keyboard, screen and hard drive flying across the night sky you’ll all know i’ve kicked this thing to the shit house…
    love always…

  19. avatar
    Bon | 11 November 2008 at 10:36 am #

    just seeing if this blue name still works…

  20. avatar
    sergezéni | 11 November 2008 at 10:37 am #

    Wish I could see Painkiller live. But, money, etc, so I’ll hang on to the CD instead.
    love everyone,

  21. avatar
    sergezéni | 11 November 2008 at 10:51 am #

    Kat, this story about Robb makes me think of my own experience with Into Paradise’s David Long Dublin — Nobody seems to be able to come up with any information concerning his whereabouts since he left on June, 2008.
    Don’t know if you should go mia
    But I don’t go Dublin for that…
    Praying, sure.

  22. avatar
    Adrian | 11 November 2008 at 10:57 am #

    Hi Killer
    I’ll be there at the vegan fest. specially to see you play. Will be happy to drag my 3 girls away from their top-40 bubble-pop. I’m sure your music’ll suit the occasion.

  23. avatar
    msm | 11 November 2008 at 12:02 pm #

    Oh, I’ll definitely fucking well be there if I have any say in it! Haven’t been able to make it to a solo SK show yet, despite many many of The Crunch… ohh – and sorry to hear about Tibor’s demise too! My charming Mitsubishi Magna currently languishes in my driveway, quietly weeping tears of gasoline and dreaming of a new engine… and so I commiserate! -matthew

  24. avatar
    fantasticandy | 11 November 2008 at 1:04 pm #

    i shall miss ‘kilbey’s adventures of tibor’,
    i shall also miss the painkiller gigs….sheer distance i’m afraid.

    kat, stay in touch….please?

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    Andromeda7 | 11 November 2008 at 1:35 pm #

    RIP roachmobile (more ways than one I spect). Funny, had been thinking ‘if only squire puts up these famous NK painting (s) on picless blogge… Then there I looks and there she (?) is … extraordinary alright. I have set her as my desktop for awhile. Good 10 mile stare

  26. avatar
    knot | 11 November 2008 at 4:05 pm #

    I did dream poor Tibor had died. Now all my dreams are coming troooooooo

  27. avatar
    CSTCoach | 11 November 2008 at 5:28 pm #

    ahh, noble Tibor. RIP. 🙁

    just catching up after weekend in chicago. loved the method blog. really enjoy when you talk about your process, how you tap in. there are always parallels, and it helps us find our own ways. lead on, TB!

    the paintings are wonderful, steve. fuck, you’ve come a long way in a short time. these are vibrant, almost shimmering with energy. these eyes… they seem to know… what lies ahead… NK’s eyes piercing and direct, they see right through. Your eyes haunted, seeming to pierce through a veil, to see two places at once. truly well done!

    fuck, the painkiller gig sounds soooo coool. i regret being unable to attend. working on Oz for the spring, though. we’re doing more stuff down there, which i intend to get in on next time around.

    kat, don’t go mia, you’ll be missed round here.

  28. avatar
    davem | 11 November 2008 at 5:33 pm #

    Sorry about the motor sk – I’m having the same problem with my old banger and am currently on the bus. Means i can listen to you on the old i-pod though!
    Kat – we love ya – stick around.
    SK – I just adore all that you do. Keep proving the magic – Painkiller is awesome but then, hey, you did it…it was bound to be.
    Shame I can’t be at the PK gigs. I can’t afford the fare to london, let alone the other side of the world!! Bugger!!
    Love to all.

  29. avatar
    steve kilbey | 11 November 2008 at 7:59 pm #

    we should have a bloody raffle
    1st prize
    all expenses trip to darlinghurst sydney to see painkiller*

    *small print says
    you must live in sydneys eastern subs to be eligible!
    2 nd prize a date with simon polinski
    3rd prize 2 dates with simon polinski

    oh hardy ha ha ha

  30. avatar
    veleska1970 | 11 November 2008 at 8:07 pm #

    a 21-gun salute to the tibor-man.

    good luck with the gig.

    lotza love….

  31. avatar
    kat | 11 November 2008 at 8:15 pm #

    well what if we can't even afford the raffle? thats a real har

    & i am trying to hang in folks. it ain't easy being me. its not really easy for anyone, i know.. i have also discovered its also hard to live on instant hot chocolate. lol.

    luvs to all


  32. avatar
    EDD | 11 November 2008 at 8:15 pm #

    Wow, I thought I was the olny one with no money. Not to brag but I got 2 nice running cars(one still owed on). I got Earthed, Unearthed and The Slow Crack which I’ve listened to for years. I have to be careful how much I spend on records, living on one income and a budget for my family so long. Believe it or not I’ve only had a computer for about a year. I was worried about purchases over the internet but I finally broke down and did it one day and it worked out. Got my stuff pretty quick. So now I feel good about it and want to start asking my accountant(aka, the wife) if we can afford some stuff namley Narcossis+ and Painkiller as well as some new Church I cant find around here.

  33. avatar
    al renwick | 11 November 2008 at 8:16 pm #

    kat I hope you are OK

  34. avatar
    eek | 12 November 2008 at 12:27 pm #

    Oh no, poor Tibor! I’ll miss the Tibor tales. 🙁

    I’ve been enjoying the SK journey so far, so I’m pretty sure I’ll keep being wowed by it in the future. An exciting time.

  35. avatar
    lily was here | 13 November 2008 at 1:03 pm #

    fire seat covers? 🙂

    We had the head gasket blow too and wasted our money fixing it. RIP mighty Tibor.


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