posted on January 9, 2008 at 11:03 am

weird day
i started off by arguing with aurora cos she didnt wanna come to beach
then on way to rehearse at music con
nk rang to say her grandmother had died
which was quite awful although we knew it was coming
marie was quite a lady
they dont make that model anymore
she’d take me on anyday
if she didnt agree she told ya so
she was devoted to the doodles being their great grandmother
irreplaceable person
great loss
sad day
at the con things were underway
im sorry to say the show will be excellent
sorry because i guess if i was gonna bitch n moan
it might be more interesting than my gushing praise
i must say that everyone involved was quite excellent
missy higgins was there
of course you may remember i wrote something uncomplimentary
about her once in the cafe days
her song came on the system and it pissed me off
how dare someone have their song on the radio
when im trying to write a blog??!
anyway i didnt character assassinate her or anything
just something churlish like “gurly” or something
so i felt guilty, try n avoid her all day
and then they run the show
highlights from this performance
dan kelly a lovely man
does a wonderful version of ive been moved
just very very nice.
the drones….wow!
right on my wavelength
a ripping intense powerful totally convincing performance
i instantly fell in love with these guys and gal
honestly, i reckon you lot might like this
i didnt know much about em
they tour europe n u.s.
they are the real deal
scintillating raw power
watch out for em!
clare bowditch
a big redheaded lady with finger pickin nylon string
she played and sang like an angel
kinda countryish…not my style but wow! shes good!
paul kelly himself the organizer
you guys know i like kelso
again, not what i do but
hes real good at his own thing
and hes himself
then of course
missy was very very very good
i feel like a real real real fool
why do i always do that?
steve kilbey
yeah he was ok
i ask guy in band for lift home
im standing there talking to drones
when someone taps me
its missy who i still aint spoken to
hi she says
im driving you home….
well thats how my life is
i wrote some petty nasty thing
now she turns out to be gracious, talented
and giving me a lift home
she knows theres something going on with me
but shes very quiet
i know she sang milky way so she knows who i “am”
we also give paul kelly a lift to coogee beach
we talk about grant and sad songs and dave mccomb
when paul jumps out of the car
i am compelled to admit to missy
that i had written some nasty things about her
she accepts this quite matter of factly
but its weird
but although i am prejudiced envious and stupid
i have also learned to admit my mistakes
i am not obstinate
when i see something good
i dont go on saying its bad and vice versa
i apologise
i tell her she has the x-factor
(in spades)
ok she says
well i got it off my chest
seems she sometimes lives near me here in n bondi
im gonna learn my lesson
how long before fate
has me round nicole n keiths for dinner
and me having to own up to my misdeeds
and they may not be as nice as missy about it neither
no more slagging anyone else off ever
muse : yeah, sure……i bet
no, i’m determined
you never know
when ya gotta eat crow
i gotta go
more kev
to follow
state theatre a go go!!

33 Responses to “full dress rehearsal rag + killer recants”

  1. avatar
    matt davison | 9 January 2008 at 12:01 pm #

    Hurry up with that dvd matt..

    I am working on a release date within the next week OK……..

    get off my back!!!

    what a state at the state…

    a bloody good state I say..

    Sorry to hear the loss killer
    love to NK and the winkletts.

  2. avatar
    Ross B | 9 January 2008 at 12:09 pm #

    Hmm, it could be a lot worse Steve.

    You could end up spending the evening with the ‘impressario’ himself,

    that’s the self-styled pied-piper of ‘popular music’

    the thinking north-shore girl’s sex symbol,

    Yes, I’m talking about Neeil

    Finn, that is.

    I can’t talk, I’ve tried listening to CH 1st album and it had the intensified effect of chalkboard scratching

    Been to one of his concerts, I wanted to shoot him – patronising twat, crappy singalongs etal.

    I’m nasty, I know, but I’m not concerned about my karma because I’ve had a lot of that anyway, and all is one and we are all and it doesn’t matter anyway,

    As for Keith Urban……EEEEERRRRRGGGGHHHH

    Peace & love, RB

  3. avatar
    eek | 9 January 2008 at 12:38 pm #

    My condolences to NK. I’m happy she was able to get back for a visit with her family last year.

    im standing there talking to drones
    when someone taps me
    its missy who i still aint spoken to
    hi she says
    im driving you home….

    I would love to have seen the Oh shit! look on your face right then. lol

    how long before fate
    has me round nicole n keiths for dinner
    and me having to own up to my misdeeds
    and they may not be as nice as missy about it neither

    They are supposed to be having a little one of their own soon so just steer any dicy conversations to babies! That will smooth things over. 🙂

    no more slagging anyone else off ever

    Nooooo! There are still plenty of people who richly deserve being slagged off. Don’t let those jerks off the hook.

  4. avatar
    matt davison | 9 January 2008 at 12:47 pm #

    who da fuc was that who commented after me???

    like toast between your teeth at an important meeting, that druid was…….

    The killa-bee has a lotta fate in his life…………much like me really, Hmmmmm

  5. avatar
    matthew | 9 January 2008 at 12:50 pm #

    Friggin’ good for you, Steve! That was really refreshing and honest to read! …sounds a lot like my own contrite/apologetic side! (read: “real side”) (read also: “I too tread that territory often…!”) Nice stuff man.

  6. avatar
    matthew | 9 January 2008 at 12:53 pm #

    PS yeah, I’m also v sad at the loss of Marie; my condolences.

  7. avatar
    persephone2u | 9 January 2008 at 1:40 pm #

    Ah, don’t feel bad. All artists secretly hate other artists and besides, just because Missy Higgins is a nice person doesn’t mean her music is any good. I’m sure Diana Krall and Celine Dion are lovely people if you know them too, but their music still makes me want to slit my wrists. Same with Miss Higgins. Sounds nice, but I’d rather be tortured slowly than listen to her music. You really mustn’t change and lose your vitriol. Steven Morrissey talks smack about everyone and it’s never hurt him…

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 January 2008 at 3:29 pm #

    Anyone who slags off Neil Finn needs his/her ears checked…might not be your cup of tea, but the quality of his work is indisputable.

  9. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 9 January 2008 at 3:41 pm #

    Interesting remarks by persephone2u. I love Steven Patrick Morrissey’s music, lyrics, animal rights activism and “Meat Is Murder” mantra. However, he’s not nearly as spiritual as karma incarnate SK. It’s obvious that SK is mercurial but he incessantly repents on his blog. Morrissey says he’s a Catholic but stated that he has never said or done anything to make him feel guilty.

  10. avatar
    CSTCoach | 9 January 2008 at 5:06 pm #

    Very sorry to hear about your loss, killa. Our condolences to you and NK.

    Great run down of the rehearsal -that’s hilarious how our words end up coming back to us. Isn’t it always the case when you build something up, and event or a party or an obligatory lunch, imagining how awful it will be, and when you show up grudgingly it turns out to be surprisingly good?

    I’m with eekie! don’t stop slagging, there are plenty of people who DO in fact merit it. You can always apologize later 😉

  11. avatar
    zebob | 9 January 2008 at 5:14 pm #

    In case people missed this in the comments of the previous post, New Zealand Radio has posted an interview with Mr. Kilbey. I’d been bugging them about this for months and they posted it a day or so ago.


  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 January 2008 at 5:18 pm #

    My condolences to NK.

    Magnolias for Maree….

    love Kittykat

  13. avatar
    davem | 9 January 2008 at 6:22 pm #

    Much love to your lovely NK. Hope you pass on all our love to her. Hugs to you both from blighty.
    Sometimes I want to say to you.. “don’t you realise you’re Steve Kilbey of The Church?? These other musicians envy YOUR talent. There isn’t an artist still walking this beautiful planet of ours that compares”. 26 years of recorded magic. It’s a hell of a catalogue…not many can try to compete…. none can succeed.
    Love you more,

  14. avatar
    the dean | 9 January 2008 at 8:58 pm #

    I hear that george doubleya is waiting for his apology.

  15. avatar
    esne snoner | 9 January 2008 at 9:27 pm #

    nice bit of schmoozing sk – an unfortunate part of the ‘industry’ – in this case it will pay unintended dividends – expect a call from missy higgins manager re an offer for the crunch? condolences also to nk

  16. avatar
    The Kipper | 9 January 2008 at 9:42 pm #

    Some of our days are like an Anthony Burgess novel, where past insults (and 1980s videos) come back to haunt us. There are so many ironies in the fire of life. One day you speak poorly of a lady and another day your’re riding passenger in her car hoping it won’t turn out to be like a scene from Death Proof. Anyway, you did right with it in the end, Steve…a confession and a shared laugh about it set the karma right, and all is well on that front.

  17. avatar
    princey | 9 January 2008 at 9:56 pm #

    Hi sk, so sorry to hear about nk’s grandma, I hope she’ll be ok.
    That made me laugh about you and Missy H, I remember that blog, you really ripped into her and the has-beens JET, maybe they’ll be next on your list of forgiveness haha.

    Have a great night tonight sk.
    Love Amanda

  18. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 9 January 2008 at 10:01 pm #

    Davem is always so salient. SK is the main catalyst behind “Priest=Aura”, “Sometime Anywhere”, “Hologram of Baal”, “After Everything Now This”, “Forget Yourself”, “Beside Yourself” and “Uninvited Like The Clouds”. All are irrefutable masterpieces in the realm of the greatest works of Pink Floyd, The Byrds and “The Beatles”. I would be furious if I created such great music and was not a multi-millionaire. Kiss, AC/Dc, Judas Priest, Rappers and other talentless generators of noise pollution are loaded with cash. It proves that the moronic music industry is laden with trash.

  19. avatar
    Cee | 9 January 2008 at 11:50 pm #


    Regarding the ride home:
    One of those “open mouth, insert foot” moments. Or “open mouth, insert crow.”
    As you please.

  20. avatar
    melissa | 10 January 2008 at 12:49 am #

    Very sorry to hear about nk’s loss of her Gran .. hope all will be ok and condolences to your fambily. x

    Sounds like you’re really excited about the shows tonight and tomorrow .. hope they work out wonderfully! Sure wish I was able to go – sounds like you’re in fine company also 🙂 Love to check out some music by the Drones from your description .. I’ve heard about them, but don’t think I’ve heard their music before.

    All the best SK 🙂

  21. avatar
    tim | 10 January 2008 at 1:39 am #

    condolences to nk…really weird…last night i had a dream…i almost never remember my dreams but i dreamt that i was riding my bike down the street and passed you and nk walking along…i don’t know what she looks like but for some reason i knew it was her…i just kept going to respect your privacy but after a minute or so turned around and you were gone and nk was walking a cat????…fucked up huh…i kept going…and that’s all i remember…i gotta get off this blog…


  22. avatar
    linjo | 10 January 2008 at 7:06 am #

    Steve, I just knew that you and Missy would connect in a way. I have only seen her once, but she just gives of such an aura of being a beautiful natured intelligent gal. I remember you wrote something about her girly lyrics annoying you once when you were feeling a bit cantankerous, but I did not interpret them as you ‘slagging off at her’. You know I really believe that if people dropped this dog eat dog persona and had no problem saying I’m sorry, so many dramas would be just forgotten as trivia and have no consequence. Your a good guy and yesterdays blog was a great laugh!

  23. avatar
    linjo | 10 January 2008 at 7:14 am #

    ps just got my ultc cd through sanity. gonna wait till all quiet to listen to it cant wait. Sad for NK too. My mum only a few days left.

  24. avatar
    fantasticandy | 10 January 2008 at 7:37 am #

    so sorry to hear about nk’s gran..
    seems like it was a bod day for quite a few fiends….
    andy L.

  25. avatar
    SHARKA BROWNE | 10 January 2008 at 9:03 am #

    I was fascinated to read of your meeting with Missy Higgins. A moral crusade, indeed!

  26. avatar
    linjo | 10 January 2008 at 10:37 am #

    Perhaps Brien C should be on commission! beauty, peace no. 6 mmm, will grow on me like liquid skin,gomez

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 January 2008 at 12:04 pm #

    the busy multi-faceted world of sk…all the best mate.

  28. avatar
    Melby Symon | 10 January 2008 at 12:12 pm #

    Condolences to the family SK.

    Knock ’em out in the ailses with your efforts tonight and tommorow sir. I’m sure you will be watched in awe by the other artistes.

  29. avatar
    steve kilbey | 10 January 2008 at 12:24 pm #

    didnae get chance to write blogge today
    will do so tomorrow morning

  30. avatar
    isolde | 10 January 2008 at 12:44 pm #

    ok, hope the show went well and
    looking forward to the dvd
    there is a really good rockwiz duets dvd it features a few of those people you mention, here is the link if anyone wants to get a copy
    my faves were ed kuepper and clare bowditch, dan kelly and martha wainwright, chris bailey and the spazzys, tex perkins and deborah conway and the fabulous rockwiz orchestra of course

    i don’t mind missy higgins saw her support finn bros in 2005 and thought her very unpretentious and genuinely herself

  31. avatar
    rick maymi | 10 January 2008 at 1:19 pm #

    Who the fuck’s this Missy?

  32. avatar
    davem | 10 January 2008 at 1:33 pm #

    Take it easy esskay.
    Much love.

  33. avatar
    John | 11 January 2008 at 6:14 pm #

    “you never know
    when ya gotta eat crow”

    Poor crow!

    John Garratt

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