posted on November 12, 2007 at 6:48 am

need to paint
ambience finish tomorrow i hope
sorry if any ignorant philistines were bored
what the hell are you reading me for then?

24 Responses to “expect delays”

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    steve kilbey | 12 November 2007 at 6:53 am #

    refrain from abuse
    refrain from unnecessary bollocks
    respect each other and me
    relevant comments welcome
    gushing tripe frowned upon
    and if youre bored, im bored with you too

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    Anonymous | 12 November 2007 at 7:16 am #

    hope the rsi’s kinder to you with painting!power to the hands! . a peaceful night…,as always,gen x

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    Anonymous | 12 November 2007 at 7:23 am #

    Sorry to hear that sk, take care of yourself and I look forward to the ambient conclusion when you feel better (how could anyone be bored???)
    Love Amanda

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    12str | 12 November 2007 at 10:14 am #

    take thy time oh great artista..let them colours fly over the canvas and the inspiration run through your veins as the water gently flows in the river of your dreams…


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    Anonymous | 12 November 2007 at 10:18 am #

    that’s fine, steve…take a few days off and get better…look after yourself and have a rest…
    hear from you later…
    love always, peace and warm thoughts to all of the regulars
    -The Hellbound Heart

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    Melby Symon | 12 November 2007 at 10:27 am #

    The sun is shining in Melby and it’s wonderful to be alive. Would voice software help SK ????

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    veleska1970 | 12 November 2007 at 10:53 am #

    well, take care of those lovely hands and we’ll see you tomorrow. 🙂

    lotza love…..

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    Anonymous | 12 November 2007 at 12:24 pm #

    i’m border

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    Faint | 12 November 2007 at 1:03 pm #

    if you’re bored you’ve let yourself become boring

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    blackeyes | 12 November 2007 at 1:03 pm #

    have a good rest and come back earlier next morning please.


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    Anonymous | 12 November 2007 at 1:11 pm #

    As for Dave & Eno’s Red Sails…there’s this krautrock song from 1976 that is identical! True, they thieve him!

    Why ‘Dave’? it’s an English humour thing. Bowie once complained that “No-one calls me Dave ANYwhere except in fucking England and then every time it’s “Dave! Dave!”. Don’t call me fucking Dave!”

    So, of course, he has to be Dave forever after. What the hell did he expect?

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    fantasticandy | 12 November 2007 at 2:27 pm #

    ‘unnecessary bollocks’?
    i have found mine to be most useful.
    they have given me sterling service throughout the years!
    see ya tomorrow?
    andy L.

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    JJ | 12 November 2007 at 3:59 pm #

    How do you choose your themes or subjects for the brush? What moves you to convert a blank canvas to color? A whim, an inspriation, a commission for a specific subject or portrait?

    Just curious. Enjoying the ambient missives….

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    i ask, he don't answer | 12 November 2007 at 5:11 pm #

    Oi, doodler!
    What made you choose pastel over paint, Steve?
    With pastel are you able to do any rough linework that you then cover with the finished work or does the medium preclude this?
    If so, do you do preparatory sketches?
    In what ways did you find your style was altered when you tried paint?
    Was it just your techniques that were modified or did you find yourself having to reappraise your actual style?
    In 1990 you said that if you had to rate various artforms you’d say literature was no.1, art was no.2, film no.3, music no.4. Have you changed your mind in the intervening period?

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    Anonymous | 12 November 2007 at 5:13 pm #

    Great trip down Ambience Lane SK! I think one of the most ambient albums I heard back in the day was Dance from Gary Numan. A lot of early Numan was ambience bliss and really good stuff for getting lost in. Too bad he went down the “I hate God even though I don’t believe” path he’s trying to market these days.

    Billy Currie’s (Ultravox) solo work has a lot ambience, like his Push CD, and his last 2.

    And of course, much, MUCH of SK’s solo work as well creates worlds within worlds. No gushing intended. I find little tiny ambient worlds within individiual Church songs as well, like a particular guitar line that floats in the background sort of carries you away from the main song itself. On the whole you may not notice it but when you pick it up it’s like a song within a song within a song. Too many examples to cite.

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    Anonymous | 12 November 2007 at 5:15 pm #

    SK, Robert Fripp has been releasing a series of soundscape albums which mine an Eno vein. Also, what about Rainbow Dome Musik by Steve Hillage? 50 minutes, clear vinyl, a great way to start any day.

    I live in the cold old UK, yesterday we had a parrot in our garden, too high up in our tree for me to get him. Called RSPCA three times, each time engaged. It was pretty cold here last night, -1c – can parrots survive that? I haven’t seen him today and feel kinda guilty for not climbimg the tree to get him down.

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    Anonymous | 12 November 2007 at 5:31 pm #

    Dear Anon 4:15,

    On the coast of Holland we have a colony of wild green parrots living here in the trees of our local park and I do believe they stay over the winter. Could be what you spotted in your tree? I’m not certain if they’ve colonized in the Britain as well. You could ask the RSPCA if they know.

    Incidentally, you might want to check out this little documentary if you can obtain it.

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    davem | 12 November 2007 at 7:04 pm #

    Take care Steve.
    More tour dates arranged then! I hope you know how jealous us Brits are. If I lived in Oz I’d see you more in a couple of years than I have in the last 25.

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    the dean | 12 November 2007 at 8:51 pm #

    Apollo- Atmospheres & Soundtracks while hardly ambient is essential in this Enology.

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    mandn | 12 November 2007 at 9:48 pm #

    Hallo dear Orpheus,

    I really MUST make it a point to take the time
    everyday to read your words.
    It is my quiet time and it is sorely lacking these days.

    Hope all is well.


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    Anonymous | 12 November 2007 at 10:26 pm #

    Hi sk, I hope you’re feeling better today and coming back to blog, a day without sk just doesn’t feel right! Come back soon.
    Love Amanda

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    Anonymous | 12 November 2007 at 10:46 pm #

    STILL: My favorite musical fantasy, The Church, produced by Daniel Lanois, or Eno, or both.
    I think Lanois would respect the low register. And you couldn’t get more creative people in a room.

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    mattdavison | 12 November 2007 at 11:59 pm #

    Yep me too… art never sleeps

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    SweatyWheels | 13 November 2007 at 12:04 am #

    Notwithstanding Lanois, I thought that Gavin McKillop did such a stirling job on P=A, I’ve never understood why Kyrkan or others haven’t used him more.

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