posted on June 14, 2007 at 5:44 am

wear yer makeup then anonymouses who shall remain nameless
you know i aint talking about a bitta eyeliner
i wore as a performer
or the pancake i wore as shylock in the merchant of venus
and while im here
to the idiot who criticised me
for not taking care of the dog in the storm
the dog was already surrounded by the driver and its owners
sorry i didnt spell it out for ya
i thought you may have presumed that i would have helped
the dog if there hadnt been anyone there
its a given….or what
makeup schmakeup
pile it on you silly bints
im just talking about the gloop that covers yer whole face
and cracks into yer wrinkles n pores
and makes you look like a fright
go ahead
its a done deal
sometimes i feel like these little gremlins poring thru this blogge
looking for any un pc deviation or some thing to contradicto
or coming on like theyre some olde gurlfrend of mine
(i never met ya!)
or some olde wise “inside” person who wryly sadly
points out the ‘orrible truth about your saintly being
like he was there when ploogy got sacked
or whatever
jesus get real
this is the diary of a space rocker
oh yeah
some other goose
says i dont like makeup
cos im olde
and it would make me look like a sad old clown
but this is what i secretely want AND need
have you been fucking following this at all
do you reckon some olde bloke like me
with a big white beard
dressed in shorts n boots
is jealous of “the young”
cos i wanta a bright colourful face?
my red nose
my grey eyes
my brown freckles
my golden tan
my black white brown n blonde beardy
does it sound like i need more colour in my face
do you really think im longing for my pretty youth
maybe you are
but i aint
i dont care if you believe it or not
lady i live in the everflowing present
i got more balls now than that prick who was me ever dreamed of
you think im gonna sacrifice that for a pretty face and big hair
no no
thats you
superficial ones
dont project yer silly wishes on me
dont attribute yer longing for someone elses glory daze on me
and i know my regular readers enjoy a good rant
so im just blowing off some steam for their amusement
at my deep still centre i am unruffled
you better believe it
and anyway
why are you looking for truth n wisdom on a internet diary
of a self confessed washed up drug addled crazy olde rocker
sometimes i wonder how it woulda been if the great writers
of the past had had blogs and commenters

jrr tolkiens blog
morgoth was defeated
and cast into a deep pit
his servant sauron was captured
and the elves held him fast
but he pretended to be rehabilitated
and they were deceived and gave him freedom
he made rings which he gave to man elf and dwarf
but he made a master ring
which he saved for himself
and his power over them grew
he was lord of the rings
see ya tomorrow

anonymous said
morgoth was innocent
is this racism against a balrog?

anonymous said
thats it
im never reading this blog again
look im leaving
look im gone
just checking….
one last time then….

anonymous said
hey jrr
remember me
im that girl who was with c.s. that night in oxford
yeah you should remember….you lil devil!
from oooh that would be telling

anonymous said
ive seen tolkien in action
a friend of mine
a publisher got burnt by him bad
he aint no gentleman jim
dont be fooled
hes a bastard

anonymous said
hey jrr
tell us more about those cute little hobbits
they make me n my wife laugh….

nick fantasy-fiction said
hey tolkers
why dontcha jus chill?

anonymous said
i know where you live!
a.n orc

anonymous said

anonymous said
i used to like your books
but this is too much
i thought you were smarter than this
but i guess i was wrong
from disappointed

anonymous said
“in mordor where the shadows lie”
whos in shadow now, jrr?
from guess who

etc etc etc
do you get the picture
look i know 95 per cent of my comments are positive
and everytime someone says something really nice
and heartfelt
i cringe cos i know some smarmy little worm is out there
getting ready to sneer
cos they cant tell the difference between affection and affectation
they cant see that you appreciate me and what i do
and how much i appreciate some kind words
i dont live for it
but verily
i do appreciate an intelligent informed bit of praise
fandorin for example
who i have met
in prague of all intellectual pretentious places
and he could tell you why he liked your record
in such an eloquent thoughtful way
that it made me wanna run
to whatever he was talking/writing about
and chuck it on the headphones
and say
“oh i wanna hear all that marvellous stuff hes hearing”
with other people a simple i love this will suffice
however you wanna say it
if you wanna say it
what kind of idiot would i be
if i had amassed this huge (in rock terms) body of work
and wasnt happy if folks liked it
i like it when the ladies still think im ok
i like it when the younger guys say you aint too badde f’ran olde guy
i like it when people like me
aint that natural
so i resent it when someone gets called a sicko phant
just because they liked something i did
sometimes i think what do they want from me
i churn out something here everyday
you dont have to pay
(but if you wanna..i had bad economic news)
and please if you wanna imply something
why dontcha put yer name?
you know mine….
who the fuck are you?

96 Responses to “dont read this blogge”

  1. avatar
    steve kilbey | 14 June 2007 at 6:48 am #


  2. avatar
    steve kilbey | 14 June 2007 at 6:50 am #

    hey anonymous
    why doncha jus chill?

  3. avatar
    steve kilbey | 14 June 2007 at 6:50 am #

    oooh im the third commenter

  4. avatar
    manfred | 14 June 2007 at 6:53 am #

    don’t read this blogge
    wish i could
    but i guess i have to
    though i haven’t since the 9th of june
    and i haven’t got the time today
    what a lot of work
    we’ll see
    see you

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 June 2007 at 7:02 am #

    I’m glad you wrote this sk, like you said there’s always some a-hole waiting out there to bag either you or us, why do they even bother reading this blog if they supposedly hate it so much???? It really gives me the shits too!!!

    Even though it shows up anonymous, my name is Amanda and I send you my dearest love, always.

  6. avatar
    marc | 14 June 2007 at 7:08 am #

    well, I feel compelled to write something although I have nothing to say

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 June 2007 at 7:14 am #

    like i said the other day, mr kilbey, I am NO ONE’S ass-kisser so i resent the hell out of people coming on and telling me that i am one…i’ll give you heart-felt praise, old son…i was listening to hologram of baal on the headphones last night and it never fails to give me goose bumps as does so much of your music…what you do is sublime and it’s magic…my life’s a richer thing because of what you share with me…thankyou…
    -The Hellbound Heart

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 June 2007 at 7:22 am #

    thats fucking it….i said it when you were banging on about meat and i’ll say it now – i’m never ever reading this blog again

  9. avatar
    Leelinau | 14 June 2007 at 7:25 am #


    that song is
    never more
    sublime then on
    these perfect



  10. avatar
    craig1.618 | 14 June 2007 at 7:28 am #

    i still think your a cool cat no matter what some anonymouse thinks

    maybe they’re one of those deliberate fucks who troll the internet looking to rain on a parade

    good to hear you’re in your center…….i’m not sure i always am…..forest for the trees kinda thing for me sometimes

    and yeah…….”june” is one of my favorites too

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 June 2007 at 7:36 am #

    I’m always a couple of blogs behind.

    Enjoyed reading about your daughters – one of my children is heading towards teenage years ….
    It will be interesting as I know I drove my parents mad with worry ………. I used to wonder and ask my parents “whats wrong with coming home at 5am …….. we were just seeing some bands …

    Now I get up at 5am to walk and watch the sun come …..

    Its an interesting Cycle ………


  12. avatar
    Tony | 14 June 2007 at 7:37 am #

    what can i say
    in a haiku-like commentary?

    hey, that’s a good idea
    make all of your commentators
    write in haiku for one day
    that’s the comedown…

    what I wanted to say was
    your work
    inspires me to try my hand at it too
    and that can’t be said of most
    so i figgur it’s pretty damnbeing good!
    peace & love,

  13. avatar
    manfred | 14 June 2007 at 7:37 am #

    sorry steve
    didn’t mean to interrupt
    that’s the problem with those 56k modems
    some jokes are
    too fast for you

  14. avatar
    Tony | 14 June 2007 at 7:39 am #

    would that be
    or even

    hey, i’m the 12th commentator
    i feel like making a last supper quip…
    bread & puccifishes

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 June 2007 at 8:26 am #

    lovely rant,todaygod!….I,as well,find it very amusing when others
    project”…..the “mirror of “personal truth” ” is a very good tool{which can be the undoing of bitter psyches}”when my daughter tells people that her mum is blind,quite often,the people will reply,”oh you poor thing!”and “who cooks and who helps with your homework,and who does your hair?”and the rest o the “fearful abandonment”questions… little one replies”mamma,does!shes not a potato!she just cant see!she has a job that pays her $1 a minute,she even cuts my hair,we have parties sometimes,and 10 or more people come over ,shes a very good cooker!she calls all of the dinners “fingers pie!……anyway ,…..I always win at “snap” and “hide and seek”the odd one will say to me”men are bastards arent they?!”….i ll say “pardon?”……then they “project” “big time”…………”he left you because you went blind,the prick!didnt he?”……at that point ,I feel more sorry for them{we actually left him when she was 6 months old}{he had “buddhist” make up,and skinhead soul….not to my liking…..anyway……I love Me…I mean you as well,oooops…….old saying “If it can be fixed with money,its not a real problem” ……… genx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  16. avatar
    verdelay | 14 June 2007 at 8:33 am #

    I’m harry flowers. ’60s London gangster, face-shifter, immortal charlatan, part-time mystic, poseur extraordinaire, art wanker, art lover, Fellow of the Global Guild of Felines, aging glamourboy, librarian, antiquarian, musician, magician and witch.

    I am not a music lover as such; I am not a fret-watcher or a fanboy collector; but I am sometimes overwhelmed by the…I don’t know…energy…power…force…? that comes through when I hear a few chords and a contrapuntal melody.

    And I suppose I see in your life’s work something that I recognise as being important…though I don’t know why, exactly.

    That’s it. An always incomplete story.


  17. avatar
    12str | 14 June 2007 at 9:18 am #

    right on killah!!
    midsummer is coming up…
    endless magic night..
    pick 7 different sorts of flowers,put em under your pillow before you go to sleep and you will dream of your spouse to be…
    (an old swedish tradition)
    last year i dreamt of dr phil!!
    this year i say f**k the flowers and give me a drink….

    yours truly!

  18. avatar
    kat | 14 June 2007 at 9:19 am #


    i actually went to bed earlier and am now up because i can’t sleep. you probably didn’t mean to be funny this time, but you still crack me up. so true whatcha’ blogge said bout the lunatical comments!! sometimes its so hard to let the shit roll off.. have a good day or nite or whatever it is !


  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 June 2007 at 9:30 am #

    Steve, please don’t waste your time on these bitter people; just spend your time working on that exciting new solo album of yours. How’s it going with that? Thomas Thomsen, Denmark.

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 June 2007 at 9:46 am #

    Funny, that “stupid” has all your entire solo catalogue, the entire Church solo catalogue, etc, he´s an avid Kilbey fan and you´re his fav artist.

    So that´s the way you treat your fans???? Besides, he only made a question to you. We all made ourselves the same question: did you help the dog? What happened with the dog? The scene you described was so shocking and full feelings!!!

    Maybe you´re having a bad day or maybe is your conscience (I must admit after reading your blog I was thinking about the dog for the entire day) but don´t play with the loyalty of some fans who´s been following your career for decades.

    This is not fair.

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 June 2007 at 9:53 am #

    We love you man, dont get upset!

  22. avatar
    zebob | 14 June 2007 at 10:12 am #

    I have to shake my head, because I’ve seen this behavior since my first days on ye olde Internet back in 1994 or thereabouts. Cowards behind the mask of anonymity launching bombs then running for cover. It’s great when there’s a whole host of them, all turning out to be the same buffoon. Sigh.
    A few years back one fellow had drawn the different personalities you come across in an online venue. It was amusing because it was true. Can’t find it at the moment.
    They certainly got you in a lather, which is regrettable. You post some personal bits and they end up dissecting every word.
    I remember stumbling across this blog a few months back and being simply amazed that one of my musical heroes would share so much of himself so openly. I was quoting bits of your blog and sending them to friends. It was great and is still such a treat to see what you’re up to, what you’re thinking, etc. People won’t realize what they have until it’s taken away.

  23. avatar
    Alejandro | 14 June 2007 at 10:18 am #

    Calm down! Relax! we´re all Kilbey fans here.

  24. avatar
    eek | 14 June 2007 at 10:24 am #

    I have to admit I’m one of the rant lovers. You’re just so damned good at it! And the Tolkien bit — especially the comments — was hilarious. I had a good laugh.

    Keep doing what you do Steve. Most of us love you for it.

    you dont have to pay
    (but if you wanna..i had bad economic news)

    Sorry to hear that. That’s why I don’t like accountants. I always seem to be in worse financial shape after I see them than before. 🙁

    What readers/commenters need now is a bit of retail therapy and I have just the links for ya!

    Here are links to a couple of SK paintings currently listed on Ebay:

    The Hellbound Heart


    Self Portrait — Revelation of Emptiness

    and, of course, a link to the SK art website

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 June 2007 at 10:35 am #

    It’s ok Steve, I’ve got PMT too…come and have a square of my chocolate.

  26. avatar
    eek | 14 June 2007 at 10:39 am #

    12str — Dr Phil??? Yikes!

    Given your results, I think I’ll skip that old Swedish tradition! lol

  27. avatar
    mattdavison | 14 June 2007 at 11:16 am #

    Just don’t worry about it steve….


  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 June 2007 at 11:30 am #

    I love it when you chuck a William! Cuts them fuckers down to size with next to no effort, it seems.
    Fucking funny.

  29. avatar
    don joe | 14 June 2007 at 11:33 am #

    Anonomouse at 6am you are a fukwit.

    no balls to say ur name but a lack of them to badger someone u r jealous of for stating ssomething he fels about RIGHT NOW. So what if the past was what it was your idealized dream of sanctity n lash shows how ill informed, grotesque and academically and intelligently undernourished you actually are. go n pick pansies n blow em out ur arse dip shit.

    don joe

    This is in respons to that peckerhead from yesterday.

    Well can’t put it more succinclty than that Steve. Probably best to ignore wankers like that in the future.

    Again ML,
    don joe

  30. avatar
    Daberhasher | 14 June 2007 at 12:06 pm #

    spot on with the rant sir… acerbic?
    oui, and cleansing as well…
    as always, appreciating all you’ve offered up of your soul…
    “vanity” just caught my eye, stunning…
    i really like the animal ones apparently…

    sorry bout the bad econews… unfortunately i can empathize, for i too am without a fortune… but the bike rides with my boy, the walks with the girls, the music, the forest, the sea… i’m broke, but i ain’t poor… we’re all so rich…

    with love, from the cusp of summer
    to the cusp of winter


  31. avatar
    malcolm arkey | 14 June 2007 at 12:07 pm #

    Right, here’s a hospital strength emetic and laxative to purge all of that fucking shallow make-up talk out of the comment’s page alimentary canal…

    Make Up
    “Your face when sleeping is sublime
    And then you open up your eyes
    Then comes pancake factor number one
    Eyeliner rose hips and lips gloss are such fun
    You’re a slick little girl
    You’re a slick little girl

    Rouge and coloring incense and ice
    Perfume and kisses oooo its all so nice
    You’re a slick little girl
    You’re a slick little girl

    Now we’re comin’ out
    Out of our closets
    Out on the streets
    Yeah, we’re comin’ out

    When you’re in bed its so wonderful
    It’d be so nice to fall in love
    When you get dressed I really get my fill
    People say that its impossible

    Gowns lovely made out of lace
    And all the things that you do to your face
    You’re a slick little girl
    Oh, you’re a slick little girl
    Eyeliner, whitener, then color the eyes
    Yellow and green ooh what a surprise
    You’re a slick little girl
    Oh, you’re such a slick little girl

    Now we’re comin’ out
    Out of our closets
    Out on the streets
    Yes, we’re comin’ out
    Yeah, we’re comin’ out
    Yeah, we’re comin’ out”

    (Mr Reed)

  32. avatar
    Debbysofuckin'what | 14 June 2007 at 12:09 pm #

    Gee~ I hope yer day doesn’t SUCK!

  33. avatar
    Woolfie | 14 June 2007 at 12:16 pm #

    Anonymous defending “stupid”… it keeps getting better! I love the fact that a musician (and a slightly esoteric one at that) takes time to post a blog for free. And I love that a good old fashioned dunderhead denounces one line about the dog and it resonates through comment after comment like and insane patient with a liking for spirals. I mean, why even ask the question? why step out of the atmosphere of it all and why end the question with a gazillion question marks? It’s all about tone my friend. There is no immunity for the size of your Church collection. And anonymous… if your going to leave, LEAVE! Who makes abandonment threats on a blog for fuks sake!
    Back to the real issue… Makeup. Natural. done. woolfie.

  34. avatar
    make-believe-girlfriend | 14 June 2007 at 12:30 pm #

    Don’t you remember that sublime night we shared ? (no ? well, what happened was that you were leaving the theatre after a gig and you walked past me and accidentally brushed my arm !! Wow !! I mean Wow !! Sparks flew !!)

    How CAN you forget ???
    Don’t you remember those immortal words you spoke to me ?? (No ? Let me remind you…you said “Sorry, I didn’t see you there.” Wow !! I mean like, totally, Wow !!)

    So…if you don’t publicly acknowledge our love I’m gonna turn nutter and stalk you forever.

    Yours imaginatively,

  35. avatar
    Anakki Mayhem | 14 June 2007 at 12:44 pm #

    I love that you read your comments… & now you even write them! Makes reading them more interesting…

  36. avatar
    lily was here | 14 June 2007 at 12:46 pm #

    LOL Wolfie.

    ps steve, ask Fando about ‘Lost’ 🙂

    btw I assumed Hellbound Heart was a portrait for … Hellbound Heart

  37. avatar
    restaurant mark | 14 June 2007 at 1:31 pm #

    love the tolkien bit…that was hilarious! now, i know i’m kissing your ass cause i liked something you wrote. and i’m kissing your ass if i like your music. which i do…very much. and i’m certainly kissing your ass if i say that when we met, you were nice and friendly to me and my friends and we enjoyed the time and conversation. wow…that sucks, if you like something or someone and tell them…you’re an ass kisser. or is it just you who we’re not supposed to like or be nice to. i can’t figure it out…makes no sense to me. besides i’m just an ass kissing idiot. don’t think i’d read a daily blog by someone who i didn’t at least respect and appreciate though…if not like even…there i go…kissing your ass again.
    take care man

  38. avatar
    John Garratt | 14 June 2007 at 1:36 pm #

    “do you reckon some olde bloke like me
    with a big white beard
    dressed in shorts n boots
    is jealous of “the young”
    cos i wanta a bright colourful face?”

    When I finally got to meet Steve Kilbey, I complimented him on the fact that when he paints self-portraits, he keeps the grey in his hair and his beard. He said to me “well, of course. I enjoy growing old. Growing old doesn’t mean you have to be a turkey, you know.”

    John Garratt

  39. avatar
    veleska1970 | 14 June 2007 at 1:38 pm #

    hmmmm…..there’s so much here i would like to comment on, but i don’t know which one to choose. i’ll just say that you are exactly dead-on right, steve, about everythign you said today.

    “and everytime someone says something really nice
    and heartfelt
    i cringe cos i know some smarmy little worm is out there
    getting ready to sneer”
    ain’t THAT the truth!!! andyL and i have discussed that a lot of times, since we’ve both been trashed on here so much. i have to admit~~i used to, uh, “cringe”, but i don’t anymore. the world is full of naysayers and assholes, and unfortunately they are going anywhere and will always be with us. 🙁

    to the “worms”: i’m a very genuine person, and with me, what you see is what you get, as the saying goes.

    sorry to hear about your bad economic news, steve. i hope it resolves itself. BTW, how is your mom doing? hopefully she got her power back on before everything in the fridge ruined.

    lotza love……

  40. avatar
    sweed | 14 June 2007 at 1:39 pm #

    Some people just don’t want to understand…sometimes they hate people for reasons that aren’t even there…sad…



  41. avatar
    veleska1970 | 14 June 2007 at 1:42 pm #

    oh, i just read restaurant mark’s comment…..amen, man, amen. and i met steve last year, too (and marty and peter as well), and i didn’t get any impression of somebody who deserves any of the crap the “worms” put on here.

    if this makes me an “arse-licker”, so be it. (i think i remember that’s what i was called about a month ago….**shrug**)

  42. avatar
    John Garratt | 14 June 2007 at 1:42 pm #


    The ebay description says that the painting is in Columbus, OH? I work downtown. Are the paintings close to me?


  43. avatar
    mandn | 14 June 2007 at 1:57 pm #

    Hallo Orpheus,

    sorry I haven’t been here much lately.
    SO much going on. Graduation day today.

    as for a-no-name-oose, fuck ’em.
    ignorance is bliss in certain cases.

    and much love,

  44. avatar
    CSTCoach | 14 June 2007 at 1:59 pm #

    LOL, nicely done TB, and the three comments at the top o the list were the finishing touch, the icing so to speak.

    “and i know my regular readers enjoy a good rant”
    damn right, especially when we’re on the same page. you should see some of the rants that I never post… (not on here, on my work forum…)

    “cos they cant tell the difference between affection and affectation”

    exactly. its easy to slag someone off, but people rarely take the time to stop and say “i appreciate your work, and i get it”. but sometimes that keeps ya going, sometimes its the only reward for sticking to your vision and going your own way, despite (or in spite of) “pop culture”. the financial rewards for integrity sure ain’t there.

    anonymous comments are the bane of the internet. if you think it gets stupid here, try a martial art forum. i’ve never seen bigger wankers than there. everyone’s tough from behind a keyboard (you know those with the biggest mouths are the fat pasty basement dwellers who know every UFC fight result, but have never worked up a sweat short of walking to the fridge). on our cst forum (for my coaching work) we insist that people sign their names to their comments, or they get the boot. We don’t have any trolls. I’ve never come across such a level of intelligent, civil discussion. plenty of disagreement, but its productive discussion and never slagging. i wouldn’t give any thought to sarcastic comments by those too timid to write their names. fuck em.


  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 June 2007 at 2:02 pm #

    Make up sucks!

    Tolkien rules!

    Help dogs!

  46. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 14 June 2007 at 2:32 pm #

    Sk: Thanks for clarifying the dog that was hit by the car issue. Stop calling yourself washed-up. All your post 2000 CDs are vastly superior to the majority of the 1980s Church CDs. Despite being a dynamic vocalist,lyricist and musician, your greatest accomplishment is being a hardcore, longstanding animal-loving vegetarian.

  47. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 14 June 2007 at 3:03 pm #

    Of course the ladies luv ya..the tolkien faux comments sent my nerd radar crazy tho, hehe. But it was cute.

  48. avatar
    JJ | 14 June 2007 at 3:04 pm #

    Sorry to hear the meeting with accountant must not have had a good outcome. I understand financial setbacks; I’ve certainly had my share.

    Enjoyed the Tolkien blog. I’m just gratified that you take the time to write in this cyber-diary, and boldly make it transparent to those who seek you out, or your works. You spoke to me a long time ago through your music, and I used to wonder, “who created this music, forged those words?” – and here the author is sharing thoughts every day. That’s worthwhile.

  49. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 June 2007 at 3:33 pm #

    mmmm and i think “bitter
    ” at 6 am,called me a ho,coz of my stilettos n trussings…….thats very funny!……she would definitely have to pay me for kisses…..ah well some folks are sooooo stuck up their own arse…that they forgot to have exhiliration….i ll buy her a “toy”…if she buggers off ……love,and good night to you all…….genx xxxxxxxxxx

  50. avatar
    zebob | 14 June 2007 at 3:39 pm #

    Steve, I’m just connecting the dots here.
    You mentioned something about bad economic news.
    Then a very valuable painting by Frans van Mieris is stolen.
    Police say the suspect was wearing Blundstone’s.
    I’m just sayin’ is all.

  51. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 June 2007 at 3:43 pm #

    Some of you fuckers are beyond recall. Why don’t you, as Mother Theresa used to say, “Fucking fuck the fuck off”.

  52. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 June 2007 at 3:44 pm #

    That don’t mean you, Zebob!

  53. avatar
    grateful | 14 June 2007 at 3:50 pm #

    it’s fuckin criminal that you’re on the receiving end of bad economic news yet again – crap visit to the accountant the other week, huh?
    Listen, I daren’t risk the credit card over a networked computer system so paypal is out – but I WILL fire off cash to the Karmic Hit PO Box if y’certain you’ll get it. It’ll be a small price to pay for everything I’ve had from your music, prose-poetry, interviews and blogs since 1982. Just let us know if it’s feasible and I’m on it!

  54. avatar
    BLUE HIGHWAY | 14 June 2007 at 4:47 pm #

    What is your favourite Rolling Stones song please?

  55. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 June 2007 at 5:02 pm #

    Just ignore the negative ninnies. Youve got so much good stuff behind you, just accentuate the positive. I certainly dont care about the demons of your past. We all have them, and deal with them true or lies.
    Any chance of coming to texas? Waiting for the day.
    Allen Burton
    Galveston, TX

  56. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 June 2007 at 5:15 pm #

    It’s funny isn’t it? You provide a way to interact with your fans, and some Brutus tries to stab you over a dog and makeup? Geez…bitter party of one your table is now ready. There are some people who unfortunately live in the past and want the “pretty Steve” from MTV’s glorious Starfish days. That’s just the norm Steve. Hell…they booed Ricky Nelson off the stage at Madison Square Garden because he didn’t look the same. I wonder if those people have heard El Momento Descuidado, or the exquisite rendition of NSEW off of El Momento Siguiente. Kinda cheating yourselves by living in the past aren’t you? Just my humble opinion.
    I could be wrong.

    In case you need it…My name’s Mark.
    I own 2 Rickenbackers out of my respect and admiration for Marty.
    I own a Fender Jazz bass out of my respect and admiration for Steve Kilbey.
    I love life, I don’t give a crap what people think about me, I eliminate any and all negativity from my life as it is not worth my health, and there is just way too much positivity in doing the things I love and being a husband and father. Thanks for the opportunity for our two worlds to interact once in a while. I appreciate it. F**k anyone else who doesn’t. Happy father’s day Steve. Enjoy it.

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    dean9000 | 14 June 2007 at 5:26 pm #

    an ‘ole bible verse comes to mind “don’t cast your pearls before swine”…… obviously there are plenty of swine out there that don’t appreciate the pearls of the time being…

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    Anonymous | 14 June 2007 at 5:37 pm #

    Why do you get so upset about the stupid commentary? stand by your words…i dont hold back, most of the time, and maybe you don’t care for me..whatever…but you have such a sweet life -cherish it…anyway, it’s pretty fuckin sad the righteous woman comments trilling out on here…nice little harpies….need their superficial make-up…or what…no ones gonna like me? I cant believe our lives as souls are so fucking reduced to such images!!!!!!! There are many sad permutations….Hey baby, I’ll love you good without that makeup…and if I’m watching porn, Im probably not focused on their mugs…right?? ha ha Om hum Ah…ehhh anyhow, As an Unknown, I’m sure as hell not what you think I am…or whatever. Dee in Texas * WORD to YOUR MOTHER!!!!!~~~They call it ridin the gravy train…aaaiiin….do do- do do- doo….

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    WolfieII | 14 June 2007 at 5:39 pm #

    “And anonymous… if your going to leave, LEAVE! Who makes abandonment threats on a blog for fuks sake!
    Back to the real issue… Makeup. Natural. done. woolfie”

    You´re so funny Woolfie, what´s the difference between being “Anonymous” and “Woolfie”???????

    No, now I´ll turn to Woolfie II, ha ha. And no, I´m not going to leave, you dick!

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    fantasticandy | 14 June 2007 at 5:46 pm #

    oh, let’s face it ,veleska’s bang on the money.
    mr kilbey is not perfect.
    do you know anyone who is?
    i don’t.
    but steve’s a tryer.
    ‘n i think he tries damn hard.
    if you don’t want to read this stuff,…then why do you?
    iv’e upset people i really ,really like on here.
    because sometimes my words are misconstrued,
    and because sometimes i’m stupid.
    occaisionally my honesty gets me into trouble.
    but like the guy who runs this blog,
    you know who I am…dont you?

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    Ansible Jon | 14 June 2007 at 6:09 pm #

    i doubt you’ll actually make it this far down into reading your comments, but hey, it’s the process that counts, innit?

    i’ve left numerous comments but now realize i’ve never actually come right out and said it: i think you are the most freaking brilliant musician alive today. i’m not slobbering all over you, man, but i know what i like and your music connects with me like nothing else in existance.

    saving my pennies to commission a painting. i would feel stupid hanging a painting of myself in my house. was considering requesting if you’d do: self portrait; herman melville; cover for a chapbook of poetry of mine i am editing.

    afterthought: listening to the song “bordello”, you have a line about “the way you were looking at THE MAN…”. i still recall the first time i heard that line, i struck me like a physical blow: it sounds hauntingly identical to the way grant mclennan intonates “…THE MAN” in the song “the pawnbroker”. was that intentional?
    god, i miss grant. i never met him or anything, but the world just doesn’t seem right without him in it. everyone has their time, but god, all that music he produced and all i can think of is that he was supposed to give the world more music. “ramble” gives me goose bumps every time. “snow job” is the most underrated cd ever.

    “funny how someone you’ve never met manages to stay with you…”

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    Matt Davyddson | 14 June 2007 at 6:11 pm #

    I don’t wear any make up, I don’t need it. I don’t brush my teeth either, and I often have stains around my zipper. yet, bints just can’t get their hands off me.

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    davem | 14 June 2007 at 6:18 pm #

    All the days and nights through the 80’s/90’s scouring the press for any news of Killa and The Chrunch and now….this blog!
    It’s just a fantastic, underpriced, unprecedented, glorious insight into the world of my effing hero.
    Long may it continue. I don’t know what your bad news is from the accountant but there’s an army here who want to support your art in any way we can.
    Love you more Steve,
    Greetings to fellow fiends,


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    John | 14 June 2007 at 6:25 pm #


    I doubt you ever read comments this far down the line but I just wanted to say…

    I started to read your blog because I love The Church’s music, specifically I love the new music, and obviously you are the main creative force behind the music. I love the old music too, but now I rarely go back in the catalog before HOB because the new stuff is deeper, and more satisfying, and to me seems like it is creeping closer and closer to musical perfection.

    I continue to read this blog because it’s interesting in its diverse topics, and frankly it’s very funny, and I like laughing. I’ll continue to read it because I guess I’m always curious what’s around the corner.

    I always try to resist reading the comments though, because I’ve discovered that there are people on this planet whose sole purpose in life is to be mean to other people, and a lot of them seem to hang out in comment features. Just look at any comments section on online news sites, blogs, etc., and you’ll find them lurking about just waiting to be mean to someone for any reason.

    I figure mean people were put on this earth to be a test to those of us that don’t get bent on being mean, to either strengthen us or see if we’ll succumb to their mean ways, like 40 days of temptation in the desert. I figure they’ll get theirs in the end, one way or another, so bring it on mean people!

    And you nice people, just don’t sweat it.


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    davem | 14 June 2007 at 6:47 pm #

    That’s true John.
    HOB seems a bit of a cut off point for many of us. I love the earlier stuff (& it’s a big back catalogue)but it just doesn’t compare to HOB/AENT/FY/ULTC…not even…gulp….P=A matches up.


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    Anonymous | 14 June 2007 at 7:14 pm #

    OK, I’m really not ever ever coming back here again.–Ambnt1

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    John | 14 June 2007 at 7:28 pm #

    I completely agree davem. And I’d have to sneak BY (Beside Yourself) on to your list. That one is a real gem.

  68. avatar
    Chump | 14 June 2007 at 7:32 pm #

    Been reading for over a year and I rarely comment, but I feel compelled today. No real reason other than to say I appreciate all the insight and honesty you put into this blog. I’ll be dropping some more $$ in the kitty very soon.

    (Paying customer)

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    persephone2u | 14 June 2007 at 7:33 pm #

    Love these rants! Absolutely adore them!

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    knot telling you my secret name | 14 June 2007 at 9:16 pm #

    verra funny today
    i could send you on some hard american cash
    but then you might suddenly be
    irresistibly compelled to buy budweiser or a big t.v. or maybe even go to a football game and shout
    go team

    better knot drag you down into that filthy pit my friend

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    Cee | 14 June 2007 at 10:23 pm #

    Oh, I love the rants and I love it when people think I’m 30 something, bless their little cotton socks!

    When my friend Kate met you in SF (when we gave you your forgotten glasses back) she was so taken by your good genes! (and good jeans)
    She kept saying, “Steve Kilbey is such a handsome man.”

    And me, I would just grin and nod.

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    christophercross | 14 June 2007 at 10:26 pm #

    I never had make up on
    but i did wear double sided g-strings on stage


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    the dean | 14 June 2007 at 10:32 pm #

    Odd but interestingly people love a right royal bollocking, give em hell, they’ll love you even more.
    Is that little johnny’s secret?

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    damien | 14 June 2007 at 10:56 pm #

    I enjoy it when you’re spitting a bit of venom, Steve!

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    DR | 14 June 2007 at 11:15 pm #

    This an intelligent informed bit of praise

    Well maybe not intelligent

    Well maybe not informed

    But Love it when you get into auto pilot rant mode

    Nice one


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    who am i didnt' | 14 June 2007 at 11:24 pm #

    ha ha

    he he

    the laughfing


    and you



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    Anonymous | 14 June 2007 at 11:43 pm #

    so many of you are quick to condemn those who leave negative comments, yet you praise steve when he derides, telling him you enjoyed the stabs…the rants…even laughed yer head off. and the gentle souls with their kindly acts of loyalty abandon their fortress of benevolence with such malignance. but, alas, in vain, for they know not what they do. they level their defenses to besiege a ghost, and in so doing reveal the true makeup of their hearts.

    Effie G

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    Anonymous | 14 June 2007 at 11:44 pm #

    Everybody loves a bit of attention. I do. I like being told I’m clever and good looking and nice. Everyone wants to be appreciated. Regretabley, some do not like to see others appreciated. A forum such as this can expose those with a mob mentality – those who willfully do something evil or mean because they are sure they won’t get caught. Don’t fret so over these trolls, SK, don’t pander to the mob.

    Karma will get you in the end. If you put it out there it will come right back and bite you on the arse sooner or later.


    P.S. And as for my thoughts on cosmetics – who cares what I think? I don’t like seeing my little gals getting around in it though. And one of them is DESPERATE for it. Is part of your opinion on this topic forged through having 5 little gals of your own?

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    Anonymous | 15 June 2007 at 12:25 am #

    It must make ya wonder wot the fuck the story is with human nature eh?
    Luckily the decent people outnumber the bitter twisted fools on here most of the time.

    still like to hear the Heyday story tho – maybe in Tolkien speak.

    Dutch Pierre

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    I LOVE YOU. EVERYONE | 15 June 2007 at 12:48 am #


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    melquiades | 15 June 2007 at 12:57 am #

    I have agun
    leveled in my hand
    it’s aimed at injustice
    perfect silhouettes
    goss mags
    and contrived speak
    where are we?
    where are you?
    the pain the suffer’in
    the proud
    the fake
    the false
    the me
    the we
    the anaphora
    the consonance
    the alliteration
    the time
    we created
    and baited you
    into this old
    you are welcome here.

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    woolfie | 15 June 2007 at 1:06 am #

    I think wolfieii was mildly offended after reading the blog he claimed he would never read again… again? Then to formulate that response… and with the eloquence of a year 12 debating champ. I commend you. Two gold stars infact.

    The difference between “Woolfie” and “Anonymous” is that I am somebody. And being somebody means I have to watch what I publically say. Those in the know and family and friends will know who I am. Anonymous on the other hand is a nobody. So much of a nobody that you want to remain a nobody. You can probably get away with using your real name as I wouldn’t know who you are anyway? I unfortunately lack that liberty.

    Stay, leave? we don’t really care wolfieii, but you seem to be getting personal towards people that you don’t know personally and without so much as a hint of who you are? I admire SK for his writings and must add that a good rant once in a while can clear the waters, like adding chlorine to a mirky spa pool. Instead of trying to pick at the mirk that is no longer wolfieii/anonymous, focus on the new and add a touch of meaning to your comments.

    The thing I like about you Steve is that you haven’t sold out. Bad economic news is what separates you from the label driven bulllshit. You control your music and future. I sense that you write from necessity, it’s just something you have to do and you say things the way you feel they need to be said. I hate that we live in the midst of an age of desire. We are told/sold the notion that we want crap we don’t even need, fast food, pop soda, new and improved eyeliners and interim transient music. Bring back necessity.

    I constantly find new meaning in Kilbeys writings and this stimulates my brain activity, warding of the ‘crazy’ that my deodorant may be inflicting. Wolfieii, throw on invisible and ask yourself what is all you can see.
    oh yeah… still for natural. done. woolfie.

  84. avatar
    Tim | 15 June 2007 at 1:52 am #

    Sad state when someone might want to say something heartfelt and complimentry but doesn’t do so because of some jack-holes comment derogatorily about there comments calling them sycophants, etc.

    I think the annomouses are essentially attention seekers, they are hoping for a response and you give it to em everytime and they continue. Pretty hard to ignore, I know but we had a rule back when I was “on air” in Radio, that when someone called with a complaint and it was obvious they were just being an oversized jack ass or prank calling…the rule was never acknowlege the arse-holes on the air, never speak of it because that’s just what they want.

    You are playing into their there bullshit and SK they couldn’t be happier. Not worth the time my friend. You way above it, man…take the high road everytime and they lose. I think most of us who have a respect for your artistic abilities, and dig what you are saying on here, would just like you to ignore them, what they say doesn’t change my perception. I know its hard, but believe me…ignore it and it goes away. Respond, and the circle continues.

    Just my two cents.

    Peace Bro!

    Tim in Canada…where I killed on the golf coarse today…29 beautiful degrees and a nice breeze.

  85. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 15 June 2007 at 2:12 am #

    As long as we have slaughtehouses we will have wars. As long as we have fur we will also mistreat whores.

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    Anonymous | 15 June 2007 at 2:14 am #

    I used to be happy with just listening to your music in the safety of my own studio.

    Then, a mutual studio fan and listener said something about your gigantic fanatics the world over. He came all the way from Seattle to LA to see you and got brushed off. I’m sure you remember…he does. He had such a man crush on you guys.

    So I saw it for myself in chat. You have a gigantic ego that’s hysterical. “no, it’s me you love more than Willie.”
    You’ve been stalking me ever since. That’s why you always mention me…you can’t get enough of me. We’re in this together you know, I like to watch you watching me. Look, I can see and hear you through satellite. Thanks, I’m glad you love the attention.

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    Celticat | 15 June 2007 at 2:16 am #

    that was hairy arse!

    loved it

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    Anonymous | 15 June 2007 at 2:44 am #

    creepy, you detractors are.

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    Anonymous | 15 June 2007 at 2:51 am #

    god help me for saying this……BUT…….cant we all just skip to the bit where you drop your strides and we can kiss your BOTTOMSKI?……….I have just activated my “inter internet force field shield …..and am standing behind it …saying “Ner ner,ne ner,ner…..genx xxxxxx

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    mattdavison | 15 June 2007 at 4:18 am #

    you are very right woofie… A breath of fresh air on this wonderful blog.

    Sk had cafe’ session with K Shanks…very cool dude

    You are in good hands my friend,
    nz will provide
    nz will rock
    Bring it on….


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    WOLFIE2 | 15 June 2007 at 8:44 am #

    ha ha, come on Wolfie, you coward, give us your real name and surname, and your location, or are you afraid Wolfie????

    Wolfie??? Better arse-kisser doggy????

    Cut the bullshit and if you want to help Kilbey give him money man! Less talk and more walk Doggy.

    You´re realloy an arse-kisser, ha ha. Hey take a look at my signature:


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    woolfie. | 15 June 2007 at 10:00 am #

    I have said it once and I’ll say it again… add something interesting or creative you knob. I am over wasting dialogue on a complete imbecile! Learn how to spell and get some fricken purpose.

    You bore me… “realloy!”

  93. avatar
    WOOLFIE-2 | 15 June 2007 at 12:43 pm #

    Ha ha show me your money, you asshole! Poor stupid you are! ha haa


  94. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 June 2007 at 9:37 pm #

    woof. if you logged in as anon. i doubt anyone would pay attention to you.

    Steve knows me, he does. I don’t have to use a nick. He knows I’m always here more not that often. He knows I’ma muse and always around.

    Enough Tom Foolery. Steve: If you think you’re in your late autumn, it sounds like you have little time left. You’re in great health. What if you have some 40 years on?

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    RIchard Ploog | 15 June 2007 at 10:36 pm #

    maybe you should bring me back. I’M A HELL OF A LOT BETTER THAN THAT TP…….after all i played drums on the most popular records…… maybe if i came back…… so would you ……

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    thorsten the pissing german | 15 June 2007 at 11:02 pm #

    look assholes…. if you don’t stop pranking steve, I will start the peepee comments again. or perhaps i will trash zee garbage cans or urinate in his yard……. keep it up fuckers!

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