posted on March 7, 2008 at 2:48 am

coffee hounds ep by church now done coming soon
track one how easy it all is (coffee song)
marine sleepy floydy
track 2 hounds of love
the kate bush song
nice version i guess
track 3 instrumental of 1
without my stupid voice
i cant cope with all the email n gmail n myspace
i just cannot dedicate so much tyme and electronic blechh
i get like 100 emails a day
i answer most urgent
the rest drift behind
people get angry feel ignored
im spending 2 hours a day on blog
its killing my shoulders arm n now knee
no time
the computers swallowing my time
makes me restless
gives me headaches
makes me feel sick
been doing self portraits
scarlet comes in and says
i like your daddy
i say
no i like your daddy
she says i like your daddy
theres a portrait of ricki
i like your ricki she says as she leaves
tonite gigging at opera house
reciting 2 songs
lets see what happens…
full report tomorrow
thank you to spate of generous subscribers
people you are very very good friends of the time being inc
had a nasty bit of argy bargy just now with someone close
my anger (again) consumes me
despite all the other bullshit i write (about)
my anger is still a fucking barely concealed monster
constantly slipping his shackles and slathering mad
anybody reading this
i cannot control myself
i am willing to argue straight n negotiate
but now at this advanced age of almost 54
(thats right, add them years n weep!)
i cannot tolerate any childish malarkey
or unnecessary friction
dont drive me around in 3rd gear with the handbrake on
or im gonna boil
just like my car
falcon experts please come to my aid here
my car doesnt have a leak
but SOMETIMES but not others
it boils and the fluid comes spurting out some place
i cant see problems
weather here very sultry
storm coming in
feels like my head
here i am
stevie killbee
poet idiot space rocker artist player singer blogger veg
ok they are my gigs
but not fuckin’ arguments n nyah nyah nyah n
killin the goose that laid a golden blog
or looking my gifthoarse in the bloody gob
i gotta lotta things on the boil (bad choice o’ words)
n i aint done yoga
gotta pick up the kidlettes etc
scarlet hurt her hands playing with a cactus
and shes still miserably waving them round at me
and im afraid my eyesight is dimming sufficiently
that i cant see the small spines remaining in her hand (if any)
painkiller is coming soon
my paintings have taken a tern for the better
i auditioned yesterday for part as antarctic scientist….
how can i not get the gig?
i am the antarctic scientist
at the east pole
where the pole dancers live

36 Responses to “found a fox caught by dogs”

  1. avatar
    Celticat | 7 March 2008 at 3:22 am #

    You da man!


  2. avatar
    steve kilbey | 7 March 2008 at 3:43 am #

    im in the bloody paper!
    syd morn herald
    hooray hooray!
    oh frabious day

  3. avatar
    steve kilbey | 7 March 2008 at 3:44 am #

    it should read over EIGHT hundred a day
    bloody deaf journo!

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 March 2008 at 3:49 am #

    have a brillig night sk! love n light .:D xo

  5. avatar
    ...being here, doing this... | 7 March 2008 at 4:29 am #

    had a nasty bit of argy bargy just now with someone close
    my anger (again) consumes me
    despite all the other bullshit i write (about)
    my anger is still a fucking barely concealed monster
    constantly slipping his shackles and slathering mad
    anybody reading this
    i cannot control myself


    I find this perspective helpful when painful emotions such as anger surface…

    “When you choose to release anger, for example, you create an energy template around which your experiences will form. This energy pattern will draw to the surface the anger within you in order that you can release it. When you choose to challenge and to release a negative aspect of yourself, that aspect comes to the foreground. Everything starts to serve that purpose. Your dreams show you the archetypical dynamics of your anger. You find yourself continually in situations that generate anger within you. Your life appears to be distorted around anger, because that is the aspect of yourself that you have chosen to challenge, and the Universe has responded to your choice with compassion.

    When you consciously invoke growing, consciously invoke wisdom, you consciously invoke the parts of yourself that are not whole to come into the foreground of your life. With each recurrence of anger, or jealousy, or fear, you are given the choice to challenge it, or to give into it. Each time you challenge it, it loses power and you gain power. Each time you are tempted to become angry, or jealous, or fearful, and you challenge that feeling, you empower yourself. There would be no accumulation of strength inside if the choices that you make did not require discipline and intention…

    …each human being struggles so deeply with power: the lack of it, the acquisition of it, what it is really, how one should have it. Underlying every crisis, emotional, spiritual, physical and psychological, is the issue of power. Depending upon the lens that you wear to interpret your crisis, you will either step closer to your soul or closer to the Earth.”

    – Zukav

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 March 2008 at 4:30 am #

    It say’s 100 in the paper, so I believe’s in the paper so it’s true..right?

    knock ’em dead at the gig tonite, maim them with words n timing.

  7. avatar
    issakimani | 7 March 2008 at 4:43 am #

    Steve, take it easy with the computer. If people get mad that you take your time answering e-mails, or you don’t answer at all, too bad. I was working doing web transactions for a newspaper, and I injured my arms and hands. I haven’t been working for over a month. The doctor and my chiropractor say that I have tendonitis, my right hand goes numb if I type too long. It hurts to drive, type, do my daughter’s hair. You do not want to mess up your hands. Take care and be careful.

    One Love,

  8. avatar
    Richard | 7 March 2008 at 4:55 am #

    for the encore…

    Travel by thought

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 March 2008 at 4:55 am #

    ey, fuku.


  10. avatar
    scott | 7 March 2008 at 5:04 am #

    hey man, here’s two ideas that are easy on the wallet.

    Try flushing the radiator with radiator flush. Any auto store carries the stuff. Get a bucket to catch the by-product for recycling.
    Replace the vehicles thermostat. It’s an inexpensive part that’s easy to replace. These are both easy do-it-yourself projects taking an hour apiece.

    If the radiator has any age on it, then it might need to be cored-out. Most radiator shops will do this for you. If the top of your radiator is metal/aluminum then it can be cored. If the top is plastic, coring is not an option, it will need to be replaced.


  11. avatar
    Melby Symon | 7 March 2008 at 5:04 am #

    SK…I’m definitely no expert by any means, but a thermostat that sticks sometimes and opens at other times COULD be causing the cooling system to overheat at times and not others. May lead to a build up of pressure that causes hoses etc to leak ie. not the radiator itself.

    Had a similar problem a few years ago. A new thermostat may solve the problem.

    The new recording sounds great…loved it when you did Hounds of Love at Manchester Lane, so looking forward to a studio cover.

  12. avatar
    princey | 7 March 2008 at 5:33 am #

    Thanks for the happiness you bring, the songs that you sing, you make me smile stevie k! Can’t wait for everyithing you mentioned today! Miss you heaps sk (eventhough I just saw you 2 weeks ago?). Hope you cheer up tonight
    Love Amanda

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 March 2008 at 5:34 am #

    i agree,try a new thermostat,and call me in the morning,signed,the doctor. x

  14. avatar
    linjo | 7 March 2008 at 6:05 am #

    A nature loving artistic hippy living in a the burbs. Of course you have anger. I think you are basically a very fine person Steve. Poverty is so paralysing.

  15. avatar
    eek | 7 March 2008 at 6:14 am #

    I noticed the “up to 100 readers” part and thought WTF? Oh well, it’s positive overall.

    Click here to read it.

    You should charge people $1 for every email they send to you. Of course I have no clue how you’d set that up — or maybe you could make it so people would have to pay to have you answer…have an automatic message which states you won’t even begin to answer until their payment drops into your PayPal account sent out every time you get an email. It might not slow down the emails, but it would be nice pocket change. 🙂

    Good news about Painkiller, Coffee Hounds and the paintings too! Yay!

    An antarctic scientist? Yeah I could see you as that. Yet another performance I’m not gonna be able to see. :pout:

    My sympathies to Scarlet. Cactus spines hurt, even after they’ve been removed. I can never see splinters either. Sucks having crappy vision.

    Arguments with people close to us are always the hardest because the people who know us best are also best able to push our buttons. And the stakes always seem much higher in disagreements with them than disagreements with random people. Hope you are able to sort it out and move on.

  16. avatar
    princey | 7 March 2008 at 6:25 am #

    Eek, thanks so much for the shortcut-clicks to these great articles!
    Oh sk, I remember that night you couldn’t read your poetry and had to borrow someones goggles, I remember they made your eyeballs look so big and googly, I couldn’t believe it was THE sk up there…hahaha

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 March 2008 at 6:50 am #

    The e-chain is a nightmare. To have to write “at gunpoint” every day. Not good for playing hands.

    Hatred is unhealthy. I vote for sauna.

    Darth Vader: “Join me, and I will complete your training. With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict and bring order to the galaxy”.

    – Lebrinho

  18. avatar
    davem | 7 March 2008 at 7:16 am #

    Good luck at the gig and great news about the ep.
    Hope you’re feeling calmer now. As for e-mail – I just think it’s sad if people get upset if you don’t respond straight away and it amazes me you respond to fans at all, ever. I always thought we were here to support you!!!
    Take care all.

  19. avatar
    Anakki Mayhem | 7 March 2008 at 7:20 am #

    re your falcon – check thermostat, or could be dodgy radiator cap or thermo-fan (if u have it) not kicking on or combo of these things… or if it needs a tune-up it could be running hotter than it should causing overheating too… there’s prob a falcon forum online somewhere full of falcon-fiends who’d love to help ya out… hope ya sort it soon, get to be an antarctic scientist (even if it’s only in the world of make-believe) & have a most enjoyable gig 2nite 🙂
    ps: I got goodies from churchmerch yesterday… YAY! 🙂

  20. avatar
    isolde | 7 March 2008 at 7:39 am #

    yeah that should read “up to 100 commenters a day”

    anyway it would be more than 800 readers a day cos the ones who have you in their readers and stream feeders probably aren’t even registering on the counting device

    i think its disgraceful that people are writing you emails when they should be putting whatever they want to say into a comment so we can all help answering

    where do they get off thinking you want to answer them when nobody else is going to get to read it?

    have they no idea of cost benefit ratios? no sense of what constitutes entertainment or performance art? cluttering up your time and mind with mundanities in private! shocking!

    just post the emails here (i guarantee there will be fewer of them very quickly) and we will deal with them, thats what we are here for after all, our collective knowledge and expertise and our ability to not mind our own business has been honed to a fine art over these last two+ years, there is really nothing we can’t handle for you

    don’t you agree b.bon?

  21. avatar
    fantasticandy | 7 March 2008 at 10:11 am #

    your paintings turn-up,
    our problem with the masters
    turns out to be a misunderstanding
    ……and the albums out…. TODAY!!!!!!
    here’s the link….

    your copy, and a rough cut of the next one are on the way now.
    your’e an inspiration!
    big love from me,
    and all the ‘dudes’
    have a great weekend killer!
    andy L.

    p.s. i know you are continually besieged with crap from all angles,
    i’m sure everytime you go to your inbox it’s e-mail hell!
    but i do hope it fills up with messages telling you how good the new EP is!

  22. avatar
    Ethereal Butterfly | 7 March 2008 at 10:16 am #

    Slow down…………… breathe

    & get thee to a yoga class!!!

    Even a short blog is a gift………

    love Heather

  23. avatar
    eek | 7 March 2008 at 10:31 am #

    Andy — no, no the paintings haven’t turned up.

    Glad your masters are ok though. Congrats on your album too.

    drive me around in 3rd gear with the handbrake on

    Yikes! I’ve done that. To a car though, not a person, although I’m sure I’ve driven many a person nuts over the years. I’m driving down the road thinking “Damn this car is sluggish today! …and what on earth is that smell??” Oops.

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 March 2008 at 11:18 am #

    If you ever get the chance to audition for Willy Nelson the Musical(yet to be officially titled)
    go for it.I hear it’s going to be big,shhh!It would mean a stint in the States under a Bush regime but good money.

  25. avatar
    melissa | 7 March 2008 at 11:50 am #

    Just wanted to wish you well for this evening’s gig at the Opera House 🙂 Hope it goes wonderfully well!

    Really excited to hear about the new EP, especially ‘Hounds of Love’.. I’m sure you will do Kate Bush (who is also a genius) proud 😀

    I think eek’s idea to charge people $1 per email is a grand one.. had a giggle 🙂 Too much computer/internet use really does my head in if I go overboard .. a real zapper of energy. Switch the thing off and give yourself a break 🙂

    All the best

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 March 2008 at 1:39 pm #
    Just for the record

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 March 2008 at 2:04 pm #


  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 March 2008 at 2:11 pm #

    I’m no expert but……

    It sounds the same as inconsistent overheating problems i had a while back.
    My car ran O.K. in free flowing traffic but boiled over in the slower stop/start traffic.

    Next time your car makes it home, stress test it by leaving it running for a short time to watch for the gauge rising and check under the hood to see if fans are coming on when it gets too hot.
    If the fans don’t come on then it may be that the thermostat/relay/sensor (Sorry!, I can’t remember which one the Mechanic replaced) wasn’t kicking the fans over when they should.
    So while natural ventilation thru front grille was sufficient in free flowing traffic it couldn’t do the job in gridlock.
    The leaking is probably from the reserve tank/bottle & its overflow hose (if your car has them)not the radiator.
    Hope this is of some help.

    Your friendly neighborhood automan.

  29. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 7 March 2008 at 2:56 pm #

    Accolades, plaudits, bravo and encore for Sk’s recognition in the press. Thank’s for making it accessible Holly.

  30. avatar
    fantasticandy | 7 March 2008 at 3:38 pm #

    sorry holly,
    that was steve being a bit obtuse in todays entry: ‘my paintings have taken a tern for the better’
    i wouldn’t have said anything about the album….
    i thought steve ‘n i were sharing a bit of good luck….
    awww…and the car’s busted too!
    that’s me…add two and two and get five….
    andy L.

  31. avatar
    davem | 7 March 2008 at 6:55 pm #

    I missed the reference to Painkiller this morning. More good news!! SP has delivered the goods then???!!! Excellent.

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 March 2008 at 9:14 pm #

    your workin killer, 100 emails sounds about average to me. What do you expect, keep up a public profile without any admin or effort, sounds nice but… I spose you are kinda cottage industry and slacker boho and could reasnably expect to just cruise through life in a blissed out state, wake up n smell the coffee man, your’ve got a blessed life….did ya see that shit about posh complaining that being a soccer wife and really really rich is hard work and tedious..not a good look

  33. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 7 March 2008 at 9:20 pm #

    can’t wait to hear the new music, steve…GOODY!!! as for people sending e mails and crowding your space, maybe change your e mail address and get all these people out of your face…sounded like a stressy day yesterday…hope today’s better…
    love always…

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 March 2008 at 9:39 pm #

    is that Gene Simmons on your shirt? You should replace him with Ace Frehley.

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 March 2008 at 9:58 pm #

    “you’ve got a cool car
    ya what’s wrong with it today?
    well i used to have one too
    maybe i’ll come an’ have a look….
    ‘cos i like you yeah i like you
    and i feel like a bohemian like you”

    sometimes air can get trapped in the engine block. this results in a pocket of steam under the thermostat that wont make the themostat open. take off the thermostat, fill the block with coolant, rock the car to try and release any trapped air. put in a new thermostat and if it doesn’t have a jiggle valve drill an eighth inch hole in the disc surface of the valve.

    being a bohemian myself has meant the cars i’ve owned have been old beaters or as i like to think “classics” and i’ve had to fix ’em myself.
    if this fix doesn’t work call courtney t.t. he’ll prob’ly have the answer.

    between planets
    most western bohemia

  36. avatar
    lily was here | 10 March 2008 at 4:08 am #

    Why couldnt the journo have heard 1,000 ?!! grrr

    Thanks for the link Holly.


    ps maybe the waterpump is the problem? hope its something simpler.

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