posted on September 23, 2007 at 4:28 am

picked up a pack of fairy bombs
only 18 dollars
green fairy bombs
fairy cross the mercy
fairy meadow where i was formerly from
my shuffle chucks up some krautrock
how trippy
i search my mind for memory
i delete yesterdays events
clear history
i float above the histrionic tripe hurled at me
after all that
do i have to suffer this nonsense ?
please one comment per person
please keep it relevant
cos i do wanna read what you think of it
please consider what i write today
if youd like to be considerate
please desist with the bullshit
its depressing me
it tires me out
it enervates me
why ?
i try…
oh i am
i am
i am the saint who is no saint
yes thats who i am
but i get tired of bad energy assaulting me
i do my thing quietly
i love children n animals
i dont eat the beasts
and i make music
no skeletons in my closet for quite a while now
how tedious when someone tries to drag out an old one
or tries to dream up some silly fluster
besmirching my fucking not so good name
here on my very own pages
for some hysterical melodramatic bunkum
please im olde and im tired now desist
im trying to write some poetry here for you
im trying to weld unweildy forms together
im trying to find some beauty in this afternoon
dont hassle a poet!
see i had something better than this
for the people who were interested
what a shame!

48 Responses to “fairybomb”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2007 at 5:38 am #

    Ha!good luck with this one

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2007 at 5:40 am #

    Dear TTB,

    Haven’t read the blogo as much i would like to, but always enjoy it as it makes me day just a bit more interesting. liked today’s fer sure. always dig your blogos, scribbles, songs, and poems from your skyscraper carnivore tune up to today’s blogo. no suck up here mate, just a good ol’ long time aficionado. me dont care about your skeletors in your closet. don’t worry too much about silly commentators!

    stuck under a texas moon,

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    Anonymous | 23 September 2007 at 5:51 am #

    Oh no sk, please don’t let that psycho get you down, they’re not worth it. Please write some poetry like you intended, there’s so many of us here that love appreciate what you write.
    Love you always,

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    Anonymous | 23 September 2007 at 7:24 am #

    I make comments but I don’t read them. From what you say I’m not missing anything.

    Been a while since we’ve had some piccies.


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    eek | 23 September 2007 at 8:11 am #

    OMG!!! SK has skeletons in his closet? Honestly, what moron thinks you don’t have a few? I’ve noticed the only people really damaged by their deep dark secrets (which often turn out to be pretty mundane in the grand scheme of things) coming out are the ones who pretended they didn’t have any. You’ve always been pretty open about having been there, done that, so I doubt there would be much really shocking.

    Have you been a complete fuckwit at times during your life? I bet damn near anything you have been — just as everyone who will read this post have been fuckwits at some point in their lives. Big deal. I thing someone is just craving attention.

    Now, if you spit-roasted your neighbors’ children for your Christmas party one year (especially if you invited the neighbors to the party) …THAT would be a skeleton worthy of being exposed!

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    isolde | 23 September 2007 at 8:12 am #

    thats true amanda
    sk just ignore those … ones
    and those ../ ones
    they’ll get …ing bored eventually and go away
    they always do
    then another one arrives
    …ing hell!

    it is rude tho, we are rude, i am rude sometimes

    but understand why

    i would like to write “that was %*&**ing brilliant” every day but that would bore the readership so i may write short or long tripe but it actually means
    “that was %*** ing brilliant and i am too overwhelmed to write much and besides i don’t wanna wax lyrical cos it might piss somebody off and/or make myself look like i need psychiatric help and/or stupid by reading into it something that actually means something else and i can’t quite put my finger on it anyway and i have to go to work in five minutes”

    plus, its a private pleasure, what we find in your writing, so mind your own business

    but seriously you are coming out with this beautiful stuff recently at such a rate no mere mortal can possibly keep up with appreciating it, its still kind of slowly percolating you know?

    plus its kind of abstract, hard to review, most people hook onto things if they relate to their lives

    i particularly like the maritime ones tho, they rip my bodice metaphorically speaking of course

    unfortunately if you start writing suggestively some people are gonna think its an invitation, they aren’t gonna necessarily see the art in it, they will take you literally (strange but true and such is the power over them you have)

    god in heaven has this problem with mortals too they trash the earth and take it and him for granted every day

    your particular gift from god is this expression you have

    its not a gift shared or even understood by many
    and you can’t expect them to

    people never give back in the same way they get, its cos humans are all different, so you have to appreciate what they do give back cos its their way of expressing this same stuff that you’re expressing, even if in your opinion their way = shit
    this is what i have learned the hard way anyway, hope it helps sk

  7. avatar
    steve kilbey | 23 September 2007 at 8:27 am #

    i read your lovely words
    and i feel …..amelioration
    thank you
    im gonna keep on trying for ya!

  8. avatar
    steve kilbey | 23 September 2007 at 8:34 am #

    please people now
    no more name calling
    by anyone
    about anything
    im asking you so nicely
    let it all go

  9. avatar
    lily was here | 23 September 2007 at 9:20 am #

    I feel unqualified to write Steve except to say ditto isolde. If you were my professor I’d likely be detentioned or whatever it is they do these days, for not keeping up …god forbid being able to match you, but it inspires me, challenges me, that it does, every day. This is the one classroom I’ll always be present for, rain hail or shine. There’s always a little Johnny for the corner, teachers pets, smart alecs & bullies, noisy attention-seeking ones/the quiet intelligent ones & the jealous other who didnt get your gifts …such is life, a tapestry.

    What do i enjoy from your blog? The reminiscing from the past, stories from the road, descriptions of your world/life, through your eyes… but, MORE THAN ANYTHING those vivid dreamscapes you have, just like yesterdays, the rare stories of Neuman & other grainy characters that escape to your keyboard. Oh, and the chats with your muse!!

    Anyway, thats my apple. Accept it in the manner given. I think Ive had too much wine tonite 🙂

    did you just delete a comment?!

    ps In the words of renowned mime artist Marcel who died today “Its good to shut up sometimes” people

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    cant see the forest for the treez | 23 September 2007 at 10:27 am #

    particularly when one is trying to get a clear vision for ones own reasoning and perception..its a freaking jungle out there..i say to the friction creators,and blurrers “kiss my artz” theres a title for a blog SK. ;-(

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2007 at 11:01 am #

    i read your blog because i love reading your thoughts, gaining a snapshot of how you’re feeling, drowning in your dreamscapes, having an idea of what you’re up to and reading what other people have to say…let me say myself that if you stopped writing your blogs you’d be erasing one of the best parts of my day…i don’t know how may times you’ve stunnned me with the beauty of your vision, amused me, cheered me up or made me feel any number of emotions…
    keep doing what you do because it is a wonderful thing (and so are you…well, not a thing but a person)…
    love always
    -The Hellbound Heart

  12. avatar
    timf | 23 September 2007 at 11:06 am #

    Was hoping for another moment here like yesterday, or the day before, or the day before, when you words lift me up out of the daily b.s.
    Whether its a fight with the wife or getting shit on
    by my boss. Or the noise of the world spinning around, reading TTB I too feel amelioration. Sue summed it up nicely for me. Those who appreciate what you do, we just wanna read. We want to be inspired, we want words that will move us to smile and say….that was a great fucking blog. Which is pretty much everyday…that in itself boogles the mind…every day without fail, I know I
    will read something that transends. As far as those
    commentors you speak of? Let me quote another poet:

    I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
    — Khalil Gibran.

  13. avatar
    a.godber | 23 September 2007 at 11:15 am #

    I love reading your blog sk

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2007 at 11:35 am #

    a great blog, truly.
    some wonderful comments today.


  15. avatar
    verdelay | 23 September 2007 at 12:02 pm #

    Well, some of us try to engage
    …other’s just heckle and jeer.

    It’s like some kind of metaphysical jazz

    You state the theme
    Improvise around it
    Leave the stand to applause (or hee-haws)
    And then some of us step up
    Blow a few notes
    Chase the melody
    Try to keep the rhythm

    Sometimes we lose time
    Sometimes we fall flat
    Hitting all the blue notes
    Labouring the cliches

    But occassionally I’d like to think some of us
    Occassionally manage to play the Trane or Cannonball

    To your measured Miles.

    But it’s always your show, Maestro.


  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2007 at 12:03 pm #

    Good evening,

    Well. All things considered, there isn’t as much muck chucked around here as there could be…not to suggest that there is muck to rake on you, old chap, but this comments section is open to the whole world and for the most part we get along very nicely…unlike the whole world. It’s good because it’s exactly the sum of it’s parts and there are enough people here who WANT it to be good. I want it to be good. I want to have a good time. I want the good bits that brim over from this activity to sneak into the rest of my life…and lo! sometimes they do.

    There is an awful lot of work that goes into producing this diary every day (content don’t just appear out of thin air somedays does it, SK?) and it costs us nothing to be here (although me and Martin Smith are gonna sort something out for you SK since my last transaction with Australia Post failed) but so many still want more it seems….maybe I’m no different. This is the life of many artists…the only thing being different here is that this comments sections means that you don’t exist in a vacuum, old chap. A blessing and a curse, I guess.

    I am rabbiting on…so I shall conclude by saying…that Isolde said it best…on a good day, theres a little bit of Camelot here.


  17. avatar
    nickF | 23 September 2007 at 12:35 pm #

    cmon, out with the goods!

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2007 at 12:52 pm #

    it is what it is
    a comment
    we are able
    and we do
    do you have the right to herd us in and discourage us
    limit our expressions
    its possible to like your music and expresss an opinion that differs from yours
    well this is my comment and fuck you steve if you dont like it but it is mine
    you can turn off the comments instead of trying to control them
    i dare you
    but i dont think you know how

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2007 at 1:02 pm #

    I don’t know Yeblik.
    You say you’ve changed but the nastiest thing you’ve ever said to me was only last summer.
    It was like most of them, a Wildian fairybomb delivered for no apparent reason.
    As per usual I was left wondering.
    Why would you say that?
    Is it because you think it’s something I might feel sensitive about?
    But if you think I might feel sensitive about it , why would you say that?
    I’ve never sought your company but i’ve allways been a gentleman in it.
    I know this comments page is trite malary but your reformed egotist routine is hard to stomach.
    Forgive me if i’ve given you some shite on it.
    I haven’t been here a while though.
    Whomever your refering to isn’t me.

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2007 at 1:05 pm #


    a revolution

    Maybe john howard wont get in again

  21. avatar
    "Intermission" | 23 September 2007 at 1:28 pm #

    Please remember..dispose of your comment thoughtfully.It is on record.circa.winter 2007.

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2007 at 1:44 pm #

    not record.circa.winter 2007
    where is my hand gun
    aahhhh baaaaaannggggggggg

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2007 at 2:26 pm #

    there are always somebody sit at others’ board, eat their bread and drink their wine and go away leaving some trash on the floor.

  24. avatar
    davem | 23 September 2007 at 2:27 pm #

    I really appreciate the effort and craft you put into TTB. It’s often a truly wondrous read.
    My day would be much, much poorer without it.
    Thank you.


  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2007 at 2:50 pm #

    this blog is simply a gift. many times, i do not know what to say…. i usually just smile, nod yes, and try to remember what i’ve learned. i ‘m always inspired by what you write and try to live my life accordingly or in a new light. if this sounds like suckiing-up then……oh well…let it be.

    richard mchealthy

  26. avatar
    CDBZNZ | 23 September 2007 at 2:53 pm #

    SK,the only you,the only Apollo,of silly of them to mistake your words…dont pay any mind to stupid commentors.just keep writing coz it brightens up my daze.

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    JONNY NOT YET SO HOLLYWOODISH | 23 September 2007 at 4:38 pm #

    Hey Esskay…
    me wood like to name call out one commenter on your list, me think his name is Steve Kilbey or something like that.
    Hey Steve…

  28. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 23 September 2007 at 5:17 pm #

    Sk’s blog is a literary addiction for me. Not only is he the finest vocalist in music The Church has arguably been the greatest band in the world for nearly 20 years. In 1972 SK saw the light and opted not to eat fellow creatures that have faces. Indeed, the cruel beef, poultry, pork, lamb and fishing industries cause more pollution and global warming than all the pernicious fumes emitted from cars, planes, trucks and boats. SK is the only rock star in Australia (that I Know of) who consistently speaks out on behalf of the beasts and against slaughterhouses.

    If anybody cares I saw Steve Vai Friday night at the House of Blues in Chicago. He’s an insanely talented guitarist and a rather mystical dude. This concludes my one comment.

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2007 at 6:49 pm #

    yay kilbey – its the only blog i read

  30. avatar
    mime | 23 September 2007 at 7:23 pm #

    Still here, still eating, drinking and sometimes even reading your words.

    (Thanks Sue for mentioning Marcel Morceau. Too sad he passed away.)

  31. avatar
    mime | 23 September 2007 at 7:31 pm #


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    see no evil,hear no evil | 23 September 2007 at 9:30 pm #

    I see you,I hear you…farewell are always a part of us x

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    steve kilbey | 23 September 2007 at 9:32 pm #

    appreciating your reassurance my good friends
    naturally i am by nature sensitive
    i try my best to put something on the table for ye
    each day
    trying to avoid
    i try to reminisce without being schmaltzy
    i try to stay in charge without being authoritarian
    i try to write surrealistic carry-on that makes some sense
    i try to be pleasantly suggestive without being vulgar
    i try to amuse without being slapstick
    i try to iclude you all
    even though we are mostly strangers
    i need your kind words
    i cant work in a vacuum
    i do not get angry when someone merely disagrees
    that is life
    that is natural
    im sorry for the wildean fairybombs
    (tho fairybombs are actually a new absinthe/energy drink)
    i give you my honest feelings
    when im up n down
    yes im bitter
    yes im fragile
    yes im narcissistic
    yes im uncertain…arent we all
    i dont know what a blogge is supposed to be
    i just give you whatever i have each day
    to turn you on
    mostly i want to turn you on
    i was born with a way with words
    and this blogging thing is verily a godsend
    and i will write write write
    the words pouring out of my fingertips
    like a carpenter hammers
    like a doctor sews
    like a sailor traverses the briny depths
    i , a pseudo-poet
    i , a blog-hack
    i , a washed up n broke rocker
    i must write this to you
    please disagree civilly
    please dont be rude to each other
    please comment
    i do know how to turn it off
    but i dont want to
    and please
    no need to be ‘orrible to each other
    some of you like what i do more than others
    that doesnt mean we need a purge of sychophants
    some dislike me more than others
    we dont need to hound them outta town
    this latest hoo-hah i can live without
    im tired of writing something for 2 hours
    only to see it hi-jacked by a load of toffee
    and the continuing disappointment started to depress me
    please feel free to dissent
    please feel free to not leave comments
    please feel free to gush if you want to
    i have been a bastard
    i have been a good bloke
    i have been cruel and unkind and probably left ladies in the lurch
    i have been violent n stupid
    i have been stoned and neglectful
    yes im envious of bono
    yes im envious of all the rockers of my vintage
    who earn loadsa dough n can afford nice cars
    and nice things for their fambley
    yes ive been rude to people backstage
    yes ive been fat
    yes ive been thin
    i wore eye make up n opened for duran duran
    i kissed the girls n made em cry
    yes i took hard drugs n went to jail
    yes i thought itd all go on forever
    never thought i’d be outside looking in
    never expected theyd sever the ties
    im frightened of dying n leaving my kids without a father
    im grateful to eekie for helping me with my art career
    ditto gee nunn for poetry
    i always smile to read davems comments
    not cos my ego needs every boost
    just cos it makes me feel all warm n fuzzy
    isolde has writen some nice things
    which explain me to myself
    bob bon too
    verdelay is a junior t.being in waiting
    jonny hollywould
    and brian c
    who is to comments what jeff beck is to guitar
    all the rest of ya
    i read what you say
    i respect your right to say it
    i just wish we could all be adults here..
    muse : including you yeblik
    yes, including me
    of course after all this some wag
    is gonna write something provocative
    lets all take a deep deep breath here

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2007 at 10:21 pm #

    That was so nice of you to write that sk. That’s why I love you and your blog and music and poetry. You’ll always live forever in my heart and soul, I don’t care if I sound like a total sychophantic dag, it’s just the troof sk!!
    Have a beautiful day and I can’t wait to see you Friday night.
    Love, love, love always, Amanda

  35. avatar
    relic | 23 September 2007 at 11:03 pm #

    you answered my next question about what a fairybomb was

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2007 at 11:14 pm #

    did you forget someone in your MATS walcolm mats?trampers,or champers?

  37. avatar
    mattdavison | 23 September 2007 at 11:56 pm #

    Hey whats been going on… I pop outside the TTB for a few day’s and the bottom dwellers lurk out from the depths again.. will this ever end.


  38. avatar
    Thelonious | 24 September 2007 at 12:07 am #

    SK, need your entry everyday, get pissed off when you’re late. Never met you,not even close, seen you live many times, some good, some not so good, buy every CD, hear new things on everylisten, have enjoyed many many moments of your specialness. Remember a gig with you & Marty at the Annandale when you before the gig started pleaded with the audience as to whether anyone had some electronic device (somthing to do with the sound, can’t remember what is was called) & after a very long time of waiting, you playing a very short but very great set. I’m sure that you’re appreciated much more than you know. There would be very many people reading who don’t comment. Please keep it up. It’s very special. By the way, was in Redeye records last week & checked out the Church section which didn’t have much in it which is unusual. Someone had stuck most of it next door in John Cale, I sorted that out & placed them back where they belonged. Peace SK & fellow commentators.

  39. avatar
    fantasticandy | 24 September 2007 at 12:09 am #

    the blog is a remarkable achievement.
    i have no idea where you manage to cull all the phenomenal ideas and imagery from….
    i read every day, without fail.
    although i don’t always comment.

    i feel however that i seem to have become a cataylist for bad things.
    it is NOT my wish to encourage spite and envy.
    i wish you and your fambly only good things, also, both luck, and inspiration in all your musical and artistic endevours.
    music in particular has been a massive part of my life, and you have been…and indeed still are, a major player.

    this shit hurts me too!
    i mean it, i hate it everytime someone uses my indescression to try and upset you, or the way certain people misinterpret my words because they think i must have some sort of ‘vendetta’ against you.
    let me state now most firmly and for the record….i ain’t got no beef with steve kilbey!
    ok, i’m not a star-struck fawning twat, he has his faults like anyone else…me included!
    i LOVE the guy…he and the missus and the kids are welcome round my gaff for halloween!
    we have a great party, all the dudes come along and have a wonderful time.
    i would like nothing better than to give nevets a bloody big man-hug, veg dhansak, jag and finest jazz. ‘n if he was in the mood…a bit of a space-rock jam with the boys….we might even manage to get him to have a go on the old mellotron!
    so, in short,
    whoever you people are out there, with such a rusty olde axe to grind…..why don’t you just piss off?
    find something worthwhile to do instead.
    and if you want to have a go at me too…….i don’t bloody well care anymore!!!!!
    sniping grizzeling nobodies…get a life.
    as for the rest of you…….
    have a great week!!!!!
    andy L.

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 September 2007 at 12:47 am #


    Hey there… Was out having a walk on a beautiful fall day (here in the NorthEast of the USA) and it ocurred to me that I’m really looking forward to your next solo album.

    O.k. – That’s my komment.

    I hope that you and the family are all in good form.

    Phreddy Murky

  41. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 September 2007 at 1:42 am #


  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 September 2007 at 2:21 am #

    ha ha!love,that fairybum X shes goodstuff!.so’s SK! OX

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 September 2007 at 4:14 am #

    Cheer up our white hippy moses.
    We love ya, you’re a very sensitive being. This must come from one of your past lives, but we wouldn’t want u any other way.

    Eagerly awaiting news of the urch gigs.

    Peace & love,

  44. avatar
    x | 24 September 2007 at 4:25 am #

    wow i don’t visit for a day and things have turned nasty i gather.i don’t bother to read others comments but i might just have to after this.
    i love your blog and your honesty and the time you put into it and my world would be a paler shade without it


  45. avatar
    Just because we care | 24 September 2007 at 4:48 am #

    SK,ignore the rubbish commenters.They enjoy getting up your nose. Gen? come out,come out,wherever you are girl.I’d say it’s pretty safe to come here again and you make me laugh,and smile so much. X’s to you.

  46. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 September 2007 at 12:39 pm #

    you can write to sk but don’t expect a reply

  47. avatar
    dean9000 | 24 September 2007 at 4:00 pm #

    sk…. i need a fairybomb today….i’m dragging azz in flourescent cubicle land….I will say some of the stuff you have been writing here is off the charts good…. where does all that stuff come from? If I sent you some music would you grab something outta ur trash and put them to the music?

  48. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 September 2007 at 5:41 pm #


    This blogge is comfort to many of the people who read it. Many of us grew up with your wonderful music. When describing The Church to people (after i get past “yes they still record albums and they are way better than the Under the Milky Way song..”)
    I say they the vibe is closer to Dark Side era Pink Floyd than anything I’ve heard since. And to think you are here everyday pouring out your past, soul, fragilities, highs, lows, etc, etc, is an amazing thing. You may not have the monetary success that Bozo has but I have a suspicion that true deep fans of your work hold you in the highest of regards. Maybe I’m rambling here but in short, you have made a major impact on the face of music and on the people who have followed it for so long. This blogge is obviously a cathartic thing for you and at the same time is a connection straight to the middle of the mind of one of the greatest artists of our time. Fuck the idiots who heckle. You know damn well that they have never achieved what you have and never will.

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