posted on September 23, 2012 at 9:15 am

no saviours crucified in the making of this T

narcissist heaven : me on me

 

ok ok

we here at the timebeing have been balloon away with your responts

and our tireless workers are now down in the where? house

handling packing shipping and anything else ..oh my word….yes   !

i must say the t-shirts arrived jus’ th’other day and they are tres fab

seriously the most comfy t-shirt i have ever worn

gone are those coarse cotton Ts from yesteryear like a calico barrel on ya

these new super ethical t shirts are gossamer against yer skinny skin skin

let it be known i am very proud of them

thanks for your patience ladies and gence

they are being sent thence

did that make any sense

anyway

getting a lotta response from people out there on addenda 1 n 2

frank quitely i am ‘umbled  by your kind words and admonitions

yeah

has anyone noticed on that first track

where me and my dad and uncle dennis all are trying to get the microphone

and see after a brief scuffle see who emerges triumphant !

still prattling on

you can see here that the adults used to have a lotta fun with me

teaching me poems and getting me to recite em

and then theyre having a laugh at me too

uncle dennis calls me blubberguts

what you laughing at ..? you hear me ask already paranoid

and dig the pre-punk vocal inflections on the mouse poem…!

i had anticipated anarchy in the uk by 16 years in 1960

listen to the way i say gooseberry wi-i-ine!!

sigh

then we have baby grande

look a lotta this material has been available for a listen before

i dunno if you could dunnload it

but a lotta stuff on these records you mighta heard

on the other hand a lotta peeple aint heard a lotta it either

ive fuckin’ lost track of it all

ok baby grande

baby grande was a band i was in from about 74 -77

i was the songwriter and singer

strangely enough i didnt play bass

peter koppes was in version one and i just sang

he left in about 75

and i started playing rhythm guitar i suppose you’d say

baby grande had a loada songs

some good some bad some awful

a couple of real beauties too

i guess bel-air escaped baby grande

and pete remembered it when the church came about

there were some other good ones too

unfortunately its none of the ones on here

i have included these songs so you can hear where i started from

and because as i get older i guess i’m not so secretive about everything

theres baby grande in all its youth club amateur hour glam rock youthful blah

you dont have to go to some obscure site to hear this no more

there are other tapes floating about…….

we did a bit of recording

unfortunately my songs were a bit….stupid…

plus the other geezers did not dig your humble hero one bit

not perceiving my imminent genius hood

i was just a loud mouthed tyrant

making em play songs that werent very good

we all had boring day jobs

i was a nasty naive judgemental little prick

eventually the peasants revolted and kicked me out

and then they tried to keep the PA i was paying off myself!

until i tracked em down onenight at a high school

in their incarnation as a power trio (!)

and i demanded 30 bucks or something as hire…!

baby grande was never quite  right however

you could just feel it

it was never going anywhere although it sometimes felt like it might

then came of course the teac 4 track years

approx 1977 to 1980

in these years i truly turned into myself

that idiot writing those baby grande songs

i dont relate to him

but these songs that showed up on bootlegs

these songs from statue garden to youre my idea

thats where i really come to life

you see

before that

i wrote on a guitar or bass and showed the song to the band

so many things went wrong with that for me

i didnt want to have to write that kind of song…

when i first heard what mike oldfield did on tubular bells

i wanted to make music on my own

and still the music i make on my own

is not as proficient as when other people play

still there is something raw and idiosyncratic

something i think is quite cool

so here is some stuff from that very fruitful period

from here on in i was knocking out music ferociously

in a townhouse in canberra in the suburb of rivett

in a bedroom with no furniture

just fawn carpet in a white room

in one corner a teac 4 track and a little teac mixer

a cheap bass a cheap guitar a cheap ac guitar

a synthesiser my dad gave me

when he found it no fun to play it like a piano

well it was monophonic for a start

thats a bit limiting for a guy whose fingers danced over the ivories

anyway i knocked out plenty of very very good songs

most would have been lost to us forever if it had not been for these boots

i was trying to get this film made

the one i filmed of the church concerts in 1990

i am gonna finish it one day!

and beware its twenny two years ago

i’m gonna let whats ever on there out….right?!

fuck yes i am!

anyway i asked for donations and some people actually donated

i had the footage and i had started weeding thru a bit of it

but i needed money to continue

anyway to cup a long storeys shorts

i spent the fucking money on heroin and yon film was never made

so one guy said

why dont you open your vaults up to the guys who donated you money

yes that was a good solution…!

so i put together a couple of cassettes (dubbed from my cassettes)

already distorted and hissy

and i guess the geezer (armed with a list of peoples names n addys)

he sends these two cassettes of songs out to about 40 people

i guess they dubbed more off the same cassettes and so on

statue garden which is the best sounding one

it must be closer to the source

i do not have any of this stuff in its original form!

(i got all this back years later from a fan)

during a clean-up one day while i was on tour

a girlfriend of mine who shall remain name less

well she chucked an old shoebox of cassettes down into the basement

where they got moldy and fucked up

unfortunately that shoebox was my library of 150 or so songs

all the songs i had recorded up until then

all “mastered” onto cassette tapes

then i would re-record over the original 4 track tape a brand new song

tape was expensive

i just stuck it all on cassette

thats why it sounds like this folks

but only a couple of those tracks are quite noisy

its amazing considering i reckon it sounds as good as it does

of course

you may or may not have noticed that there is another album called artifacts

its there on my bandcamp

thats all songs from the teac period

and freaky conclusions too

i was making records on my own before the dawn of time

so yeah

its a real mixed bag

its a real all over the place journey

im very interested to hear all opinions

please keep your thoughts coming in!

heres a track from addenda one

 

43 Responses to “further thoughts on addenda”

  1. avatar
    DR | 23 September 2012 at 10:21 am #

    Well I’d heard the rumours but the evidence is finally out there SK was getting charisma injections back in the seventies!
    Getting away with murder is way cool !

  2. avatar
    Adrian | 23 September 2012 at 11:17 am #

    I have some mp3s in my collection from that period that aren’t on any of your available albums (I think)…let me know if they’re ones you’ve lost:
    let’s experiment
    a doll inside a doll
    another inkling
    estranged
    mourn the born
    when i come back again
    for a moment we’re strangers
    insect world
    sand + snow
    the scene is real
    mechanism
    weird old world (diff. version from freaky)
    not a question of (which is prophet margin)
    rocking horse
    slowly
    you can’t turn your back
    she waits
    still
    i don’t understand
    life is such a blast
    instrumental #1

    plus I have:
    a means to an end (vers. 1 and 2)
    dumb waiter
    earthed ft
    goliath (acoustic)
    inside out
    love in vain cover
    neuman ft
    nobody but you
    one more day
    surface tension
    the night is very soft (with russell)
    diviners sage

    I can get any to you via dropbox. You might have em all anyway! You don’t have to publish this list!

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 23 September 2012 at 1:51 pm #

      i may be coming to you one day adrian….

    • avatar
      Jaime R | 25 September 2012 at 5:51 am #

      Hello Adrian,
      Wow im blown away by ur list here.. I am an avid Sk/Church collector and missionary is there any dropbox potentiality.. jaiontime@yahoo.com thanks

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 23 September 2012 at 11:21 am #

    What a great read today…thanx for sharing !!!

    What strings do u lace up ur Jazzmaster with ???

    I love that bass of yours , can you share how you
    originally acquired it ???

    Daz

  4. avatar
    warren mah | 23 September 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    Beautiful Fender Jazz. I didn’t know you are ambidextrous?

  5. avatar
    koala_sprint | 23 September 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    Addenda 3 and 4 coming soon, so it seems.
    Ur inside is excellent, can’t wait for the CD’s to arrive now.
    It all feels so much more special interacting directly with the artist, than typing the name into some corporate record store company and buying it.
    Thanks for this Steve.

  6. avatar
    kevyn | 24 September 2012 at 3:21 am #

    Addenda to the further thoughts…
    You did send me a couple of tapes, unfortunately one of them was blank.
    I`m sure I still have them somewhere, I even kept the blank one!
    For the tape that I sent out I added some songs from a tape that another guy had acquired. The tracks on the one you sent me were inkling, let’s experiment, a doll inside a doll, another inkling, estranged, mourn the born, when i come back again, for a moment we’re strangers, insect world, sand and snow.
    Shame about the other tape, guess it was one of the ones that went in the shoebox.
    Love x

  7. avatar
    Boriah | 24 September 2012 at 4:39 am #

    You should create a blog entry with pics of all the fans with their tees on.
    Bring it on!!!!
    Cheers!

  8. avatar
    linjo | 24 September 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    I don’t know what you are Steve, but you are absolutely one of the funniest people! Two minutes of chuckles there. Persona non grata, obviously not! Love someone that can laugh at themselves. You are very handsome still xxx

  9. avatar
    hellbound heart | 24 September 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    I am soooo excited with all of these goodies on their way to me via, what, Australia post, carrier pigeon, bronzed and muscled runner/courier, whatever!!!!!
    Did you really think that you could release all of these lovely things without cries of joy and gratitude from us followers????
    <3

  10. avatar
    linjo | 24 September 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    Here is a little gem for the overseas punters, from Countdown, the premier pop show in Australia circa 1982. Our dear Steve being very humble, human, as he still is, just in love with his music x
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NG9ktgOl6c

    • avatar
      Real Bummer! | 25 September 2012 at 8:13 am #

      So silly, it’s blocked here in the USA!? Really Silly, says blocked due to EMI Copyright grounds!? Real Bummer!

  11. Kraig
    Kraig | 25 September 2012 at 7:24 am #

    Steve, I’m silly, i ordered the mp3 downloads a few days ago when you released it and then figured i wanted the CD’s…i thought Oct was a month away and forgot it’s only 2 weeks away, lol. Oh well, consider it a DONATION to ALL future endeavors you take us to! Enjoying Aquanaut and Mystic Western Profile keeps ringing in my head!

    • Kraig
      Kraig | 25 September 2012 at 8:20 am #

      just love the quotes in the video too, nice neil young quote too. abra fuken cadabra…haha, excellent!

  12. avatar
    The Roma Tomato Empire | 26 September 2012 at 7:16 am #

    As a Teac/Tascam 4-track aficiando I can honestly say that your early magnetic exploits in the sonic field of tape partical relocation are the hummus on my flatbread. Earthed…Unearthed…ReEarthed…DeEarthed…..
    You…sir….are my cosmic audio brother. A gold-plated Capstan Belt is being fabricated in your honor. May your WOW yield no FLUTTER and may your MIDI SYNC have no DRIFT. Adios Señor Sónico Científico.

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 26 September 2012 at 8:41 am #

      well thank you!

    • avatar
      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 28 September 2012 at 7:37 am #

      Everything I ever recorded with my Tasc…between 1982(?) and 1990 was
      destroyed in a flood that hit my neighborhood in Chicago…(torrent rains)
      hundreds and hundreds of hours of Maxell tape gone …the recorded voice of
      my first true love , she is gone now – a spirit of some sort – a ray of light
      often warming my face on a cold day…R.I.P. my dear…
      3 different bands I played in, countless songs and recorded practices…
      My favorite completed(and written) guitar solo (a whopping 12 min shred fest !)
      If I ever get this time machine working and get it back from all
      my friends who would borrow it first……I’d get that crate of cassettes
      somewhere safe – I’d have converted everything over to digital
      by now…I slept with my 4track…I could record, mix down, and can with
      my eyes closed ….that was such a great time in my life….still hav
      my Tasc …not enough time to start all over…….kinda sad………
      that wasn’t a machine…it was a honest acurate friend…

      D

  13. avatar
    koala_sprint | 26 September 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    Hey Steve,

    I remember reading about a track called Pink Island Moon that you did with Karin in ’86. You had mentioned that Marten had sent it to you in an old blog. What happened with that one? Or are you keeping it for Addendathree?

    Cheers

    Stephen

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 27 September 2012 at 7:36 am #

      i couldnt track pink island moon down this time
      its very elusive
      it will be made available, however!
      sk

      • avatar
        koala_sprint | 28 September 2012 at 10:47 pm #

        Good to hear. Being an obsessive completist, it’s always nice to have a release that collates all missing tracks through the years, but also kind of sad as it puts and end to the searching and collecting and discovering. I’m glad to hear the barrel is not yet empty.

        PS I’m loving Peter’s comments on facebook about some tracks on Untitled #23. I’m going back and listening to parts of the songs I’d not ‘heard’ before.

  14. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 27 September 2012 at 12:20 am #

    To disturb the peace or not disturb the peace? To tell you the truth, I tried to post a couple of comments on Sunday from my phone from as I said the middle of nowhere but the comments wouldn’t post… they were just to say something inappropriate about missing my t. Although the comments were originally innocent, I later realised maybe it was best they didn’t post. But I must say I was chuffed to be able to log in at all and read this blog from the coast north of Perth, a place completely new to me. It is beautiful here but a bit lonely, well not completely personally since the family is in tow but socially I suppose. Just a feeling … you can’t have everything. Oh your sweet little boy’s voice. I look forward to purchasing addendatwo. And hoping to receive my silky t on arrival in Sydney. I said I was chuffed to login so far from the east. Imagine those on the other side of the world! I’m flying back Sunday…

  15. avatar
    Roshni | 27 September 2012 at 2:52 am #

    Hey don’t knock the baby grand days,the muse had to settle somewhere..
    At least you learned a major life lesson – Don’t ever upset a hell hath who knows where your soul lies..and I type as a mother..
    Take care

  16. avatar
    Serge Zéni | 28 September 2012 at 4:31 am #

    Sacred Steven!
    Baby Grande… I should look for this! And this new T.Shirt, sure, that’s… It!
    But before this, I will go in Bandcamp for other Kilbey music that I never heard… Well, depends on the banker, mostly.

  17. avatar
    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 28 September 2012 at 7:25 am #

    Death’s Room…

    I have within the head a room of death…
    …blackened walls, a sullen spring corpse, a vague breath…
    of seasmell dancing around a ring of knives, each and every kind…
    …circling a center mat.
    Their failing lives will be accomplice to flat drums , crowcalling horns,
    gently plucked strings …the compliant arrives.
    He sits within the mat , attendants bring him paper and pen…
    …the share will of his philosophy praised onto this world as he binds his own eyes.
    With a blinds eye …he dies…

    This is the room I go to when my thoughts extends no further than predicted…
    doom…
    I weld my music keenly from the knives before us all…
    I relish power over ones own death.

    I leave the dead within this room, for Iv died a thousand times…
    …far from beyond the nearsest point which we crossover…
    I live on this line , nor a step back or forward…
    Can anyone explain their own death in the afterworld ?
    I will just be back to repeat all this tomorrow.

    Daz

  18. avatar
    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 28 September 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    BEST OF LUCK WITH UR ART EXPO !!!

    If u can, please let us far away friends know
    how well it was received…

    Have a grand weekend…to Steve ….
    And to each and all…

    I think I will continue to
    write poetry the next couple days …when I
    shutter thru this increase in physical pain…
    it actually becomes a ‘dark’ Muse for some of my
    more wicked pieces of literary art …….

    Daz

  19. avatar
    hippy | 29 September 2012 at 3:34 am #

    Nothing against the music, but I think the demos albums should have been a 2-disc set, for the price of one. Cmon, these are demos (and CDR’s at that). Although “interesting,” why not put more effort into future projects?

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 September 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    Hi sk,

    Congrats on the Art Exhibition last nite. Hope it was a sell-out, it deserved to be.
    Some amazing artworks, wish I could have bought afew paintings
    but am very happy with the triptych I bought that is now hanging
    on the Loungeroom wall. Love all the colours in it, very uplifting.
    Also love the framed print I have SK05 with the sunglasses.
    Hope to own another original in the future.
    Great idea of the fridge magnets. I bought two.
    You have definitely earnt a rest from painting.
    It’s sk day today, will be playing some of your solo music this arvo.
    A is certainly growing up quickly. So nice to meet M. Forgot to mention to her how much I love her (and E’s) music. Please tell her for me and I know D loves their music too. You must be a very proud Dad with your beautiful daughters and they are very polite. Job well done.
    Thank u very much for signing the merch. You’ll be pleased to know you’re up to date now, next time I have to annoy the other guys for some Church cd’s they haven’t yet signed.
    Have a great weekend.

    Peace & love
    Therese

  21. avatar
    Lady Di | 30 September 2012 at 11:52 am #

    Hi SK

    Loved the exhibition on Friday. I’m in awe of your creativity. How can one man be so good at so many things. Wall to wall colour and I loved the fridge magnets too, great idea. Lots of red dots, hope it’s a sell-out.

    It made me smile to see all those people enjoying your beautiful works.
    I’ve been hoping this would happen for you for years. You so deserve it.
    I think a holiday might be in order soon, you must be exhausted.

    Bless you SK
    and your lovely girls too.

    Love Di

  22. avatar
    That girl | 1 October 2012 at 10:31 am #

    Just sharing , not that rude ,but so excited. I have just been to a bar in Woodstock Vermont . As I ordered my soda and lime guess what ? Metropolis ! Comes over the sound system . Steve kilbey you can run but never hide. I was so excited made me think of home. Thank you. Will keep you posted !

  23. avatar
    Chris | 1 October 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    addenda: supplementary musical gerundive adhering to our ears and souls….demo nstrable artistic genius…lookin’ forward to the cd’s arrivin’!!

  24. Kraig
    Kraig | 1 October 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    In the process of organizing my Church & SK music collection today i was organizing all the ep’s and songs from Untilted #23 and Magician Among The Spirits plus some (haven’t heard that in a long time and was refreshing to hear again but why was Ritz left off of the 2nd remake of MATS?).

    I also noticed today while driving in my car that if you put ALL the songs from U#23 and it’s single EP extra tracks included on your iPod (not including the repeats from the EP’s) that you get a total of 23 songs for that album! Howz that for Church Trivia!?

    Anywayz…Still enjoyin the Addenda Albums and everything else your offering! So much Church and SK Music i wonder how long it would take to listen to all these cutz all the way through?

    Cheerz!

    • Kraig
      Kraig | 1 October 2012 at 5:44 pm #

      …i just love “Ritz” and “Further Adventures of The Time Being”, and the title track…hell, they’re all cool and creepy on this album! Perfect October Album! Lovin’ it and listenin to it right now, it’s pretty damn cool! Happy October Everyone!

      • avatar
        Anonymous | 2 October 2012 at 3:18 am #

        But Ritz was just SO much better as an all-acoustic thing – that 1994 live at some radio station version where Steve called the audience frogheads was amazing.

        • Kraig
          Kraig | 3 October 2012 at 3:46 am #

          …but i love the lyrics to Ritz, go listen to them. I never heard the acoustic one your speaking of? Where can i listen to it?


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