posted on March 23, 2008 at 1:16 am

sorry bout those sugary kids songs folks
i guess you gotta hear em….
and the lyrics are a bit lame …
i guess you know i can sling around a bit of language
and so i think
well they know i can write ironic bitter and grandiose things
so im just experimenting
i can let them right into my life
heres the personal stuff
kids songs included
anyway if ya wanted to stab me
you picked a goodtime
cos im not feeling so big right now
look im gonna tell ya something about music n art too
the intention of the artist
and your interpretation will never be the same
so let your vision remain intact;
after these things are created
the artist has no more insight
than anyone else
just like i dont n cant control or understand elli n minna
a further comment on the wiggles comparison
they dont hate me
but they would if i was on their tv sets singing
the woofle song every morning
let me assure you
my kids songs have much better melodies than theirs
because my songwriting is still right on
even if its a jingle or kidssong
and i gotta say it
the woofle song is damned catchy
especially as i can hear this great phil spector arrangement
in my head
i guess its hard to always get it right on here
i dont understand it myself
i dont understand myself either
maybe im not the guy who wrote gaf
maybe i have no right to comment on those olde days
maybe that guy disappeared with all his attributes
into the yawning mouth of time
i aint no hip gunslinger no more
i could be i guess
but it is a wearisome mantle
i seen such stuff
you have no idea
im just hoping goodness n mercy now
im just hoping to be a man
i have lapsed in taste many times on this blogge
in the name of the pursuit of honesty
in the pursuit of getting close to whatever i am
i was just that soft olde fool
im a sadder wiser softer fool
but you know
by monday
i could be the nasty little bugger
that pops up here
now n then
to everyone else
thank you for the things you have written
thank you for your thoughts prayers n reflections
let us have no disharmony
have a happy wiggly easter

44 Responses to “easter island”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 March 2008 at 2:02 am #

    Happy Easter down under

    steve in Florida

  2. avatar
    Richard | 23 March 2008 at 2:07 am #

    if the popular tv show you mentioned the other day is Rockwizz, I, for one, would be quite happy if you chose to play the woofle song at the beginning

    (if there isn’t time to work up the wall of sound, I could also live with invisible)

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    Anonymous | 23 March 2008 at 2:22 am #

    hey I see the black dog as much as anyone else but we all need some sugar from time to time…things would be too bleak otherwise…happy easter steven.

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    snowfaller | 23 March 2008 at 2:28 am #

    I was thinking yesterday about how I (with no children) can’t stand hearing others talk about their children…

    But with you sharing the songs you sing to your children, I couldn’t help but think how unbelievably lucky your kids are to have such a creative parent. Most parents (I’m sure) recycle the same old crap for their kids but yours have some incredible originals to savor in their childhood!

    I’m glad you shared the songs. Enjoy whatever your Easter is and keep rocking!

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    cloudburst | 23 March 2008 at 2:45 am #

    nothing wrong with being a soft ol fool every so often, steve – it proves you got a big ol heart with a lot of love in it.. which is something more people should have, and even more should admit to. and that you can admit it doesn’t need contrition. especially to such as we.

    chin up, mate – ‘s all good 🙂

    very much looking forward to church @ kincumber – will be there with a big smile and open ears.

    happy easter to you and all the kilbeys. xx jane

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    Thelonious | 23 March 2008 at 3:03 am #

    Hey SK, I overcame my extreme technophobia & finally registered so I can post on your comments again. I enjoy your blog & your manly & very human daily struggles. Indeed you could easily do a childrens album that would dazzle the world. My 4 yr old who demands unguarded moment on constatnt rotation would be chuffed.

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    Leelinau | 23 March 2008 at 3:05 am #



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    princey | 23 March 2008 at 3:06 am #

    I was feeling a bit blue too today sk, but then flicked through the melby HeraldSun paper and saw your gorgeous picture & blurb about your solo gig in April, yay! Cheered me right up!

    Dont let them get you down sk. Have fun tonight,wish I could be there.
    Happy Easter to you and all fiends celebrating today!
    love Amanda

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 March 2008 at 3:10 am #

    the song was Extremely sweet…
    not only to your Little Scarlet. It is no great surprise that the two-year-old creature understands Every tiny thing that you were telling her…


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    Issakimani | 23 March 2008 at 3:12 am #

    I have a 14 year old and a 6 year old, so I get the kid thing. My son and I use to be close, hopefully we will be again one day. My daughter thinks I am the greatest. Not looking forward to her teenage years. I love you Steve, have a wonderful day!!!

    One Love,

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    ...being here, doing this... | 23 March 2008 at 3:27 am #

    “i aint no hip gunslinger no more
    i could be i guess
    but it is a wearisome mantle
    i seen such stuff
    you have no idea
    im just hoping goodness n mercy now
    im just hoping to be a man”


    “It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection”

    – Voltaire

  12. avatar
    matt davison | 23 March 2008 at 3:35 am #

    Davyddson, where are you manne????
    are you wating Back stage at that resturant for Killer…?

  13. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 23 March 2008 at 5:12 am #

    hope you and your loved ones are having a beautiful easter…
    peace and love

  14. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 23 March 2008 at 5:18 am #

    Dear SK:

    Approximatley one year ago my love for music took a 180 when I rediscovered “The Church”. You have supplanted the Beatles, Morrissey, MACCA, The Pretenders, Radiohead, Julian Cope and so many others on my CD players. The songs referenced below are sometimes spelled wrong by me, but they are the greatest to ever enliven my emotional mind, ears, spirit and soul with ethereal tones.

    ” Another Earth”, “Lost My Touch”, “Loveblind”,”Aura”,” Film”, “Ripple”, “Two Places At Once”, “The Dead Man’s Dream”, “Sealine”, “June”, “Maya”, “Telepath”, “I Kept Everything”, “Summer”, Anaesthesia”, “Tranquility”, Louisiana”, “Numbers” “The Aweful Ache”, “Radiance”, “Chromium”,Easy, “Unified Field”, “Song To Go”, “Buffalo”, “Heading South”, “Comedown”, “Seen It Coming” and “Night Friends”.

    No other band is in the same paramount realm.

  15. avatar
    davem | 23 March 2008 at 6:04 am #

    Happy Easter Steve and all your fiends.
    Hope the gig tonight is a cracker, I’m so envious of you aussies. I’d love to be there.

  16. avatar
    captain mission | 23 March 2008 at 8:33 am #

    you have a heat full of soul man
    im enjoying the blog so much, its better than most books i’ve read (and you have seen my books) best wishes for tonight….

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 March 2008 at 9:34 am #

    honestly steven,youre not the best liar,like the wiggles.a good evening to you all at lizzzzottes.

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    fantasticandy | 23 March 2008 at 10:24 am #

    have a fabbo gig steve!!!!!!
    tell MM neptune andy says hi.

    how about some stuff for kids?
    bowie did.

    andy L.

  19. avatar
    davem | 23 March 2008 at 10:25 am #

    Many of us love the little insights into your family life.
    It’s a joy when you share them.
    Thanks SK.

  20. avatar
    veleska1970 | 23 March 2008 at 10:33 am #

    well, by my time right now (5:32 am), easter is just about over for you; however i hope the kilbey fambley had a lovely one.

    “let us have no disharmony
    have a happy wiggly easter”
    i hope so!!!

    lotza love……

  21. avatar
    Celticat | 23 March 2008 at 11:32 am #

    Happy Easter Steve and to all your fambley.


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    Roadie J | 23 March 2008 at 11:56 am #

    One of the big joys in being a parent is the license to interact with your kid on a beautifully silly level when they are young. No shame in that whatsoever and I strongly question those who don‘t… simply an artist communing with his audience on a sensible level. Hell, had a few song and dance numbers with mine too. Grand and silly memories… they will keep them forever. Shouldn’t be tormented over such a wonderful thing… hardly worth commenting on as it seems so obvious. Surely you are not expected to pen a some existential transcendent opus for a child to groove to. New DVD showed up just in time, looking forward to checking it out. Off to the land of palms…..

    Regards and happy holly-daze ,

  23. avatar
    nickfiction | 23 March 2008 at 12:49 pm #

    happy happy….

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 March 2008 at 1:33 pm #

    woofle on

  25. avatar
    tim | 23 March 2008 at 2:18 pm #

    Your songwriting IS spot on and if you decided to write childrens songs or books and release them, I would love to have my children read and listen and sing along. There is no shame in doing that…even now we get enjoyment out of your music…case in point
    just last night…a song that i just love.. Authority ( the melody is so infectious…just may be the hookiest thing you have ever written) it was on the desktop playing on itunes when my 4 year old daughter came downstairs and started dancing, I started son came down part way through the song and he started dancing…it was a joyful feeling..the 2 children and there 40 year old dad hoofing it, not speaking a word, moving to the sound…spending the moment together..not really listening to the words…its one of those ya have to listen to a couple of times…and really is not a childrens song..but the melody catches ya and it was so innocent and one of the most beautiful moments i have had with my children in a long while…So you see you touch our lives in so many ways you do not know you do…thanks again for the music and words..have a great day all!

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    CSTCoach | 23 March 2008 at 2:56 pm #

    hey, i thought the kids songs were great. nice to bring a little quality and class to something normally tossed off in an insultingly tripey way. and i found the hospital/park bit far too sad to comment on, reminded me so much of being in the hospital with my father. even three years later, its all still so vivid…

    hope you had a good easter, druid. (can you believe tomoko didn’t hide any damn chocolate eggs for me??? now i gotta sulk all day.)

    >>i have lapsed in taste many >>times on this blogge
    >>in the name of the pursuit of >>honesty

    It’s not possible to lapse in taste in the pursuit of honesty. your candor and your intention is always appreciated. at least from the fiendss. its been a fascinating ride.

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 March 2008 at 3:01 pm #

    write what you like matey – there ain’t no blog as good as this anywhere else that i’ve seen. continue to reveal yourself oh aged gunslinger. did someone write something nasty yesterday – i can’t even be bothered to read through the comments to find out – yawn. my father in law is weeks away (so the quacks tell us) from his end at the hands of cancer and i appreciate your upset at your friends plight. hard to see god in any of that.

  28. avatar
    restaurant mark | 23 March 2008 at 3:27 pm #

    kinda like the kids songs steve…i have a 5 and a 7 year old now…so it can be assumed that i’ve heard my share of crappy kids music ( if it can be called that? ), so keep at it…yours would at least be more entertaining and better written than what i’m subjected too from time to time. luckily…at least for now, my kids do get quite a huge dose of great music…they like it and even request it. they both got to sleep with music every night…nolan’s choice at the moment is beatles, abbey road…naomi’s is and has been for some time, cocteau twins, treasure…hearing her sing along to liz frasier…now that’s a treat!!! laughter all around!

    just want to say my thoughts are with your friend in his difficult time…seems to me you’re a good, caring and compassionate friend too…which is all you can do.

    the new music sounds like it’s great…can’t wait for it…and you’re still pretty hip as far as i’m concerned sir!

    take care

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 March 2008 at 3:46 pm #

    measure meant.xo

  30. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 23 March 2008 at 6:48 pm #

    Welcome back Veleska(1970)!! You are indigenous to “The Time Being”. I’m an invasive species that emanated from other musical environs.

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 March 2008 at 8:54 pm #

    “can somebody please tell me what the time is”….waiting,waiting,waiting fer the bus that never cometh?16,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1…no orbital route…happy easter 4 ever after,lest resurrection befell TTBs.with love,the tooth fairy.

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 March 2008 at 9:27 pm #

    fair enough? . i think so.

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 March 2008 at 10:40 pm #

    I rather liked your songs for the girls. You seem like a really good dad who’s not afraid to be silly or show that he cares, and that’s not so common as it should be. Sorry you’re feeling down lately…

  34. avatar
    captain mission | 23 March 2008 at 10:56 pm #

    tim, i love that song ‘authority’, i re discovered it just recently, it is truly sublime.

  35. avatar
    princey | 23 March 2008 at 11:26 pm #

    PLEASE..any fiend reviews from the gig last night???

  36. avatar
    eek | 23 March 2008 at 11:38 pm #

    I like your family songs and I see a huge difference in them and what those who make commercial children’s songs churn out. I see the individual, personalized songs you make up as being all about a special bond with your kids, and that is simply beautiful. The Wiggles (and similar) are all about consumerism for the toddler set, and that strikes me as incredibly calculated and ugly.

    So not only are you making priceless memories with your family, but you are also striking a blow against the commercialism of childhood. Good for you!!

    i guess its hard to always get it right on here

    You’ll never please everyone. You open yourself up a lot here and I believe most of us really appreciate and respect that. Not much you can do about those who don’t except to realise they must be pretty unhappy people to be so nasty.

  37. avatar
    linjo | 24 March 2008 at 12:07 am #

    Oh my god I am so over hearing about the Wiggles on here. Who gives a f? good on them, they are harmless, making heaps of kids happy, lots of money which I am sure a fraction of is donated to worthy causes and probably really nice guys to boot. Incredibly calculated and ugly? get a life Eek!

  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 March 2008 at 12:37 am #

    go ta hell herman said-get a life linda. ;)xo….and hey,linda?”wiggles,wiggles,wiggles,wiggles,wiggles,wiggles,wiggles!” good morning linda.:Dx

  39. avatar
    JJ | 24 March 2008 at 12:43 am #

    You’re a good father, TTB. You sound dedicated and genuinely interested in your children, the entertaining brood of Kilbey girls.

    My son is almost 18, and though he has lived with me – it seems I hardly know him. He shares nothing of what he’s thinking or what he’s feeling inside. He’s an enigma.

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 March 2008 at 1:02 am #

    Happy Easter Monday sk,

    Hope the Easter Bunny was good to you (he sure was to me).

    Looking forward to seeing the Church play soon (hopefully). Miss you guys.

    Have a great week, take care.

    Peace & love,

  41. avatar
    steve kilbey | 24 March 2008 at 1:18 am #

    i just wrote a huge epistle to all of you
    and the machine gobbled it…
    (did my computer catch this from fantasticandy??)
    thank you for staying tuned

  42. avatar
    eek | 24 March 2008 at 1:27 am #

    I guess commenting “easy come, easy go” would be kinda rude, wouldn’t it? 😉

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 March 2008 at 2:32 am #


    your sad lady

  44. avatar
    B.RAINE | 31 March 2008 at 4:38 pm #

    Hadnt done a Reading for quite sometime/as my own awareness only pointed to a ‘hard to take” reading.
    Steve, what You said about how that “nasty little bugger” may appear.
    reminds me of a card in which told me, that the bridge between the two halfes of my brain is quite fragile, while either half knows or remembers the other , and if this bridge is to separate fully, I would “be” “two” separate Individuals. If I can strenhthen this Bridge, than I have a chance at even beginning to start to comprehend anything at all..
    I see glimpses of your backfiled knowledge, Than sit here debating what I shouldnt mention.
    just say this
    the truth is hard to face
    what must be done
    is throwing it all up in the air
    and diving for any piece I can find
    before I land ..before I wake
    to the pains
    Of the mourning,,,,…….}
    ] THANK YOU.-

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