posted on September 28, 2008 at 12:14 am

spent yessaday involved in a secret malarkey
i have signed confidentiality deal
so sorry cannot spill the beans
even to you lot
but read tomorrows syd daily telegraph or is it the sun?
the crunch are up to their eyeballs in some strange caper
that cant tell ya about just yet
i will when its over
this one came outta left field recently
but onlookers say
they saw a gang of olde reprobate rockers
posing round kings cross in their sharp new clothes
ha ha ha ha ha
you better be watchin’ out for this one
and gee i make myself laff
yesterday my wardrobe guys were saying
steve , do you want some accessories?
no thanks(i hilariously quipped)
at my age i’m more interested in a burial scheme
than having accessories
(accessories!!?) (me!!?)
my fucken accessory is my 4 string fender lovecaster
and my golden halo
the saint who is no saint
and theres my ricky in the paper again yessaday
i got one
my picture of ricki
that only just ever survived at all
there it is in the fucking sydney morning herald
thats a good newspaper friends
and wow
there it/he is
on the whats on guide
pretty as you please
im gonna stick it on my fridge!
sunday finds the c rehearsing for mystery gig
must avoid all and any argy bargy
but sigh
after painkiller i am reluctant to return to
more trodden pastures
i’m being told something by my heart
that my brain hasnt wanted to hear
only my heart can steer my way
and my brain can just work out the logistics
i really believe all directions i pursue may come to fruition
i believe i can be all things to all men
i believe painkiller to be a lovely record
one of the best i or any one ever did
whats the message?
beware…there is magic afoot….
things aint hardly what they seem
what is n whats s’posed to be…thats the question
i am a throwback to men of other times
i am a vanguard of things to come
when men will love language again
and the modern myths will be measured alongside the ancient
and reconciled
and all art and music and literature is ours to plunder
ao io io ao i have no allegiance to no one


post script
i hear natalie say omigod
and comes in with the sunday telegraph
complete with (awful) picture of band
and article with so many errors thats its a jokey joke
and you can find out what we’re doing
read it n weep

44 Responses to “ensure full enjoyment”

  1. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 28 September 2008 at 1:13 am #

    where can i get a copy esskay???

  2. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 28 September 2008 at 1:24 am #

    Hey Esskay,
    I found the Sydney Telegraph on line dated Sunday Sept. 28th but can’t seem to find the article, what page number is it on???

  3. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 28 September 2008 at 1:31 am #

    “Fuel on Church Fire”
    No smoking at ye olde petrol station
    I guess
    Found the article online
    Didn’t have the new C picture, though
    just the pic of that singer
    Kate Miller-Heidke
    She’s no Sophie Koh,
    from what I can tell
    good luck with all you have
    going on, SK
    dug the rockwiz footage on U2ube
    u r lookin n soundin good
    Awaiting my Painkilla
    Looking forward to it
    all the best
    ps-quit interrupting timEbandit Powles, at least for a day! 😉

  4. avatar
    eek | 28 September 2008 at 1:33 am #

    Click here 🙂 and then scroll down past the bit about some Katie chick.

    Steve, if it pays some bills and gets you some publicity I say good for you.

    And Painkiller is fabulous. Just in case you wondered. 😉

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2008 at 1:48 am #

    Oh, at first I thought it was this. Or this. Or even this. Then I saw I was readin’ the wrong paper.

  6. avatar
    eek | 28 September 2008 at 2:00 am #

    Poor Marty. Apparently he’s now Piperless. 🙁

    my picture of ricki
    that only just ever survived at all
    there it is in the fucking sydney morning herald

    That’s so exciting. I’m thrilled!

  7. avatar
    matt davison | 28 September 2008 at 2:22 am #

    Oh man…..

    An Ad agency creative wannabee at DDBBDDO just sat there in the clients office and said Thats the right fit…that band "you know the one" was in the paper the other day for the best Aus song… What they doing at mom..Will 25 cover em or could we get em for 10???
    Anyway…..are they good??

    Someone said they had done 200 albums or something..

    Ok Get there mgmt on the phone..

    "But Mr Asshole Agency man..They don't have one..

    Call that Kilibee guy then…

    He live in Valcluse or something doesnt he?? I think his kid goes to mines school..

    Anyway))) Matt Davison you sarkie little prick..
    Iam Iam I am

    VIP ONLY!!!…What's happened here

    Not impressed

    However any moolaah in Nevets Will Pipe…prowles& Um Peties pocket is a good thing I just feel a little MUGGED!!

    CALL 000 i AM ON A RAMPAGE………………………………

  8. avatar
    matt davison | 28 September 2008 at 2:26 am #

    Also Newman was a very good actor, quite sad i think…

    R-in peace man!!


  9. avatar
    the dean | 28 September 2008 at 2:50 am #

    old servo,Djs,amex sounds odd.

    wilson, lost fedex – it’s all becoming clear.

  10. avatar
    isolde | 28 September 2008 at 3:58 am #

    page 100 The Sunday Telegraph 28 Sept 2008

    photo’s not that bad

  11. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 28 September 2008 at 4:11 am #




  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2008 at 4:58 am #

    Dear SK,

    Congratulations on selling your painting of Ricki on Fri nite. I think its’ gone to a good home and they will love it. There were only a few red dots and you got one. Well done!

    The nite was a great mix of art and music. You sang beautifully and I can see a real chemistry between you and Martin. A tantalizing preview of Painkiller revisited.

    Keep up the good work. Your star is really shining at the moment, as it should.

    Lady Di

  13. avatar
    captain mission | 28 September 2008 at 5:19 am #

    excellent news
    drop some lsd in the punch man

  14. avatar
    ...being here, doing this... | 28 September 2008 at 5:32 am #

    “my fucken accessory is my 4 string fender lovecaster
    and my golden halo
    the saint who is no saint”


    Just felt the urge to do a google image search for…

    “the church” “david jones” “american express”

    This was the first search result that came up!!!

  15. avatar
    MEM | 28 September 2008 at 5:32 am #

    …just read ur bit about
    putting me

    on the payroll
    good idea

    it’s right

    let’s just


    that little

    of ur’s


  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2008 at 5:57 am #

    “GO FOR IT. THIS COULD BE BIG. PLAY TO PLEASE THE AUDIENCE THAT WILL BE THERE.” Hey Brien Comerford, shut the fuck up for a change. What the fuck do you know about anything anyway?

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2008 at 6:02 am #

    Hey Brien, Al gore is a fucking prick and so are you. Its a fucking gig you jackass. Please take a day off of your bullshit and go fuck yourself you phony preacher of bullshit. what a fuckstick you are. Global warming, fuck off you twit. Telling steve to “please the audience”. What the fuck do you know anyway? Like he is going to show up and piss off the stage on the front row until he reads your advice you fucking hack. Piss off!

  18. avatar
    cita | 28 September 2008 at 6:02 am #

    Just saw the pic and article mmm… hope it is a hoot… sure you will have some fun with it. Sounds like a cool venue too. But VIP only! Well who the hell are they! Felt all sad and churned up when I thought of all the unappreciative VIPs that would get to hear all those magic tunes with one ear but will probably have their mobile phones stuck to the other…The magic will still pervade eternal.

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2008 at 6:11 am #

    I do not generally like to comment but I would like to agree with the above post. Brien is quite a wanker. Much luck on the show Kilbey.

  20. avatar
    matt davison | 28 September 2008 at 6:30 am #

    Anon Matt Davison here.

    FUCK OFF you are not welcome.

    For you’re information this is an adult blog. Just wondered if you have any friends..??your not a lad many people would like to associate with are you!! Too bad man,just one of life’s loosers spose.

    B Comerford…you’re a good fella

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2008 at 6:53 am #

    Let’s face it. The Church is coming to its inevitable end. The Church as an institution that is configured by one (very delayed) record for each couple of years or more. The Church as an institution that surpassed the limits of its central belief in a matter of personal costs and accounts. This blog, paintings and now most strinking-definitely Painkiller show its cart is going far in its pursuit and The Church could have easily become a heavy burden or duty to the most suave. Though the source of beauty and magick is ever fueled. So fueled that The Church is able to surface in such a… you name it, maybe unusual would be the pluperfect word, an unusual kinda concert. Because its center piece is slowly and steadily leaving it. Just because of the fire that burns inside. The Church took the ride from the start in all its cerebral glory but perhaps now it’s time to put the heart before philosophy. Just like they’ll put your painkiller before philosophy, dear genius.
    The Church is fading and its main responsible is transmigrating into Painkiller. The famous and recently awarded chorus which says “wish I knew what you were looking for/Might have known what you’d find” ironically replies (and rewards) itself. You always had the drive to be number one so at the moment that you receive such a The Australian number one, it means you’re ready to rock the world and go to Lima. Transcend your origins after affirming American Express. This is a self-imposed big joke and it will serve you well so there’s no reason to weep or laugh at you. This crowned recognition for “UTMW” can perfectly finish a cycle and leave number one as one rockstar incarnation to be number one in a new incarnation. Always two, after all. Two places at once at least. You were never so young since you aged.
    Ready for rebirth. Saggitarius in in control, not Virgo. Every trait of the business was carefully studied and analysed with no small talk. That work was made at resigned silence and superbly orchestrated mystery. Now it’s Yeblik imploded in public because he chose to. A committed pupil in the past, a deviant master today. Surely there is someone who’s outbound today, moving forward, looking forward, putting himself at the front but not like the arrogant clown of “I’m the best songwriter in Australia” but as someone who accepts that is excellent and deserves the small reward (that is do coming somehow). Auto-prophecy. But as soon as you get awards’ legitimacy that’s when you don’t need it any longer. Now there’s already a new voice, a new skin, a renewed heart like Painkiller seem to attest to most.
    There is a fundamental interior battle between the highest ideal of dignity through self-expression and the simple need for money as vulgar as it is. For all artists this is an universal agony that can be miraculously channeled through the very individual experience. But in a close-up, for your Rising Saggitarius (haha, I can picture you reading this bullshit), dignity lies in instincts (the animal half of the centaurus) which can be interpreted as youth. The ideal of purity dreamt by Virgo and obsessively aimed by Saggitarius is in new initiatives.
    Surely enjoy it.

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2008 at 7:17 am #

    under the milky way is one of my least favorite church songs. Anyone who came to love the church because of this song is a jonny come fucking lately, ps i do not want to do anything to anyones dick, I do admit that I love a good hamburger, bacon(with cheese) and a pork chop.

  23. avatar
    markobears | 28 September 2008 at 8:13 am #

    “Other songs they are likely to play include their 1981 breakthrough track The Unguarded Moment”
    sk are you?
    I like this new anon, he is pretty personal.

  24. avatar
    mark | 28 September 2008 at 9:18 am #

    Russ you gotta
    stop this nasty
    commentor (please)


  25. avatar
    Matt Davyddson | 28 September 2008 at 9:46 am #

    ANON, Too fucking right mate

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2008 at 9:50 am #

    Saw the article in todays sunday Murdoch.At least they had a recent photo for a change.
    The corporate gigs must be big bucks good luck to ya.Cant wait for the blog posting on playing to a bunch of suits.
    Marty hasnt just gone piperless hes lost an l and a hyphen too – twice!That new guitarist Marty Wilson looks like he just got off a Harley with that biker beard.

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2008 at 11:18 am #

    Our ranks have been infiltrated, chaps. Should we surrender the comments section for a while to allow the venom-spitters to go hard and then go home? Will they cease if we cut off their oxygen? Do they know they are absurdly mild and unamusing compared to some of the action that has taken place in this comment box?

    Good night,


  28. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 28 September 2008 at 11:27 am #

    oh god i don’t quite know what to type after all of that hate and bile…it’s bloody awful, guys…turn off the anons or comments or something for a while,steve, ok?
    enjoyed reading today’s blog although it was with a little sadness when you were talking about the church the way you were
    peace and love, everyone, we don’t need this awful crap…

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2008 at 11:36 am #

    one day i sat screaming outta my third floor brooklyn apt
    at some silly old gal with a huge germanic type sheppard ..
    she just let the olde beastie shit all over the sidewalk ,,and thinking no one was watching …walked away i let her have it
    the next day im tryin to get in the olde pickup truck to start a journey to the long island when some big burly type come up from behind and starts with got sumthin to say to my wife ,..say it to me i said who the fuck are
    ..its my wife and dog you were screaming at yesterday
    oh i says and then i close the door to the truck and proceed to move around the sidewalk and talking to him i use all the dogshit on the ground as punctuation
    oh that was your wife..period {i kick a clod into the wall..]and do you have kids [kick] and they all play down here[ kick]hes lookin at me …im kicking and smashing dog shit all over the street, i think some hit a fan..cause its really disgusting you see [kick ] [smash][stomp] feet and cuffs are covered by this time. hes speechless and a little scared too
    any way he got the point . i went in to change ..i never saw any of them again ,..probably just round the block still not pickin up…

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2008 at 11:38 am #

    calling down baal and zeus said that..

  31. avatar
    verdelay | 28 September 2008 at 11:59 am #

    Meanwhile, back in the orbit of the dog star…

    …a poet needs a verse, a magician needs a spell, a painter a vision. When the muse has spoken and the neophyte wakes from his/her votive reverie, they will find themselves in need of technique. Thus every poet needs a pen, a magician needs a wand, a painter a brush…and the wiles to wield it well. This is the true work of the artist. When the vision becomes manifest, the neophyte will then need an audience – a stage, a crowd, a gallery – eyes to see and ears to hear; only then may the vision perpetuate itself through the vehicle of wonder. It is a truism to suggest that it remains commonplace for the audience to mistake the messenger for the message, thus are many poets laureates, magicians lauded and painters enthroned for conveying such splendor to the people. Well might we admire their technique, but never let us forget that the source of their vision remains the ineffable, unseeable and unbearable light of sweet mother muse. When our neophyte absorbs this adulation without thought or wisdom, her or she will inflate like a balloon. Fate is so often like a playful kitten with such inflated creatures – sharp and uncompromising. So many are pierced and then vanish with a bang. With wisdom (which is to say, thoughtful practice) the neophyte can guide the forces of praise back into the aether, through the gate and into the sweet garden of his or her muse, there to grow new flowers with each returning spring. This, therefore, is the path of the true artist: to receive, work, receive and return – each in turn, and in time.

    All of this to say there is no blame attached to work for any audience one can muster – it is the will of the muse to do so; but only with wisdom will the artist return to the garden from whence they have been summoned.


  32. avatar
    A.Marquis de saturn | 28 September 2008 at 12:02 pm #

    there once was a dyslexic occultist….who sold his soul to Santa.;-D

  33. avatar
    damien | 28 September 2008 at 1:07 pm #

    Steve, parts of your blog sound as though you are contemplating a final end to The Church. Say it isn’t so!

    I think if you played your cards right you could capitalise on the attention you and the band have received recently and put The Church back at the forefront of popular consciousness.

    Australian music needs rescuing from the likes of Powderfinger and John Butler, for pity’s sake!

    Make sure you and the boys collect a BIG pay packet from American Express/David Jones.

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2008 at 1:13 pm #

    i can’t believe that the on-line version of the daily telegraphe has a headline that reads ” dna testing for dog droppings being sought” or something like that. coincidence???


  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2008 at 1:14 pm #

    after first listen to “painkiller”, i feel that your praise is appropriate.

    thank you,

  36. avatar
    andy's chair | 28 September 2008 at 5:02 pm #

    someone's posted quite a few kilbey rarities on youtube

  37. avatar
    Mr. Argent | 28 September 2008 at 5:55 pm #

    Ancient Phoenician harbour discovered off Sardinian coast

  38. avatar
    the ex-wag, not the same as today's wag | 28 September 2008 at 6:03 pm #

    I'm the wag. The one with the myriad naems like Maymi's Small-Man Complex etc. I did not post any comment today before this one. None of the ones above about Brien & Matt are from me. Seriously.

  39. avatar
    the ex-wag etc | 28 September 2008 at 6:07 pm #

    Anyway, by tomorrow, Russell will have installed the new feature that'll provide the email details of all us anons & after that, they'll be able to block specified addresses & that'll cut down on much waggery. Although I have actually stopped, as I said on Thursday.

  40. avatar
    davem | 28 September 2008 at 6:33 pm #

    Whatever you do I love and I’m STILL waiting eagerly for Painkiller!!
    I hope the gig makes you loads of dosh and I hope that you can find time in your life to produce magical SK solo stuff as well as collaborations (Isidore/JF/Mim are all fab) as well as the utterly wonderful Chrunchies.
    I adore it all and as a fan I hope to get as much of all the above as effing possible.
    Your catalogue with The Church is just huge, don’t ever think it isn’t vital. A truly great band.

  41. avatar
    davem | 28 September 2008 at 6:39 pm #

    B.Bon. Crikey you've been here since almost day 1, you've agreat mind and make this here thing a better place to visit. Being from blighty I feel a Churchillian "we'll never surrender" is in order. Anon or otherwise they're just words. I come here to read the SK's amazing blog & any familiar friends that are here too are a bonus. As for the rest…who could give a bollocks? I think it's best if we're not quite so fragile, guys!!
    Love you more SK!

  42. avatar
    captain mission | 28 September 2008 at 9:19 pm #

    Brien – i love your passion man, don’t take any notice of the abusive anon morons.

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 September 2008 at 4:40 pm #

    Damien, Powderfinger are nice men who make good music. Go jump in a lake, dude.

    -A non-wag.

  44. avatar
    lily was here | 30 September 2008 at 11:14 am #

    I figure the moment you say farewell, thats when the bloody clock will strike. Keep one boot in that door, ready to kick it down ‘cos excellence deserves success with reward and the opportunity to say ‘nyah nyah nyah’ 🙂


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