posted on February 16, 2014 at 9:57 pm
music from your forgotten dream

music from your forgotten dream

in some fevered forgetful state i record snippets of music

after all logic can do anything and so can i

but mostly i’m leaning towards music from an ancient world here

stories from harsh and glorious times transmitted to me

through the haze of my present incarnation

music is ready to be created

you can be focussed or you can just go with it

music and logic are just toys to me

in some dream i plug in and i record music buried in amnesia

stoned crazy dream music from my deep past bubbles to the top

visions anchored in a pool of vague memory

its 2014 and i am everyman on the edge of everytown

this gadget that creates music i come to it and i fool around

i just start anywhere i like

and sometimes its happy and sometimes its sad

and sometimes its so full of conflicted feelings

music and words are always there

they fall out of the sky whenever i want whenever i dont want

music from ancient civilisations baby as well as cute pop songs

music from the dim remote interior locked up from us

but nevertheless trickling out

music oozing out of the atmosphere from other places

foundering its way into logic and then unlocked by me

miscellaneous sparks from miscellaneous fires

every style no style

vienna parades by

and then Alexandria in her former glory

i compose those stories written as music

i start and i stop and i leave off

and i rediscover

religious order gives way into chaos

the centuries roll on

the guitars scream oh i dont know

its just kilbey in his bedroom and hes got some new music

hes trying for that biblical sound

the sound of some phoenician blues band

music songs words fragments of a vase

music from the morning of the earth

some stuff we just made up

alices poison became  bittersweet in strings and spades

find the pathos in anything boy i tell you

and then i believe it all myself

i knock out music and i do

music knock me out sock it to my jawbone song

swing on lightly by

music from the moon

kilbey in his room again

knocking out a song or two

half finished half forgotten

ssshh its late at night he works in the light of logic

working playing singing but not saying

it doesnt matter

miscellanaea swirls around my fingers on the keys and frets

whatever all these instruments are in the banks of sounds

i dont know what i’m doing

its glimpses of something

its bits and pieces of all my lives here and there

some words too but much more music

music which aims to be mostly strange to provoke some thought

which will someday mean something

even if not now

from the rich eventful past of sound trumpets fanfare in suite garden song form

thanks to all the people who bought MISCELLANAEA

and made it my fastest selling record to date







20 Responses to “further thoughts on miscellanaea/ whispers in the static”

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    Jeremy | 17 February 2014 at 1:26 am #

    Is it going to be pressed onto vinyl? It’s the best for that ‘biblical sound’ Still – I’ll buy it anyway.

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      thetimebeing | 17 February 2014 at 7:53 am #

      no biblical vinyl im afraid

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        Anonymous | 18 February 2014 at 12:56 am #

        Good. Vinyl sucks. Snap, crackle, pop, no thanks.
        I remember the very first time I played GAF – Grind breaks down to voice and piano and what do I get? Kssssshk, kssssshk, kssssshhk, vinyl scrapes, scuffs and crap, right across the quiet bit.
        I never bought anything on vinyl again.

        • Kraig
          Kraig | 21 February 2014 at 9:15 am #

          LOL to your response, I’m not laughing at you just your response is written funny made me laugh. You should clean your vinyl and needle and it won’t do that…a simple soap and water solution is all you need, plus an old cotton t-shirt to clean with. Spray on wash off, simple. But i do tend to agree i don’t miss the snap crack and pop, but the above solution is the best to eradicate that issue. I still listen to vinyl now and then but mostly love the crackle free medium of choice. Hope this helps, it did for me. Cheers

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    Kohl Ette | 17 February 2014 at 6:48 am #

    Back to the Attic – perhaps quiet not silent
    or static….

    Familiar figure
    shrinks distance
    dressed in light
    tho i wear black
    well it is diaphanous
    in a certain light
    and you look happy
    looking round
    i see from the corner
    of my eye
    and i have to look sharp
    contending with navigating
    traffic safely
    later I spy your
    gentleman’s gesture
    it is a pleasure
    despite…. shyness?
    might I imply…
    you sit near the entrance
    like a lion guarding den
    you let me have
    the expanse behind
    the exchanges gracious
    i we’d happily say
    yes I return to the vast
    do you have my back
    as I make like
    i walk away?

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    Cath | 17 February 2014 at 12:53 pm #

    “its bits and pieces of all my lives here and there”
    I get ya mate……..
    fools on the hill, fossicking the gold

    Perfect, it can only be in all it’s depth:)
    the sound of incarnations blending into this timeline….. = MUSICAL MAYHEM AND MASTERY!
    without a clue of what to do
    but be a follower……..ah the PipER!
    Enjoy the tales! xxxxx

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    hellbound heart | 17 February 2014 at 8:07 pm #

    gods bless you steve…..

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    Anonymous | 18 February 2014 at 7:33 am #

    Beautiful imagery

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    David Whiting | 19 February 2014 at 8:52 am #

    Fastest selling CD. That’s great news. It is a great collections of songs which I keep coming back to. Cheers Steve.

  7. Kraig
    Kraig | 21 February 2014 at 9:19 am #

    Hey Steve, just bought the Wilderness Years on the Blood Red Vinyl finally and looking forward to that! Also order the new Miscellanea CD & can’t wait to hear that too. Guess it sold so fast it’s on backorder. Oh well guess I’ll get it sometime right? Got so much music I’m going bonkers lately (in a good way). Hope all is well in your World and have a good day my friend.

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    Kohl Ette | 21 February 2014 at 6:14 pm #

    Hope the Church gig last night went well!

  9. Kraig
    Kraig | 21 February 2014 at 7:54 pm #


    I got some of Martin’s “All India Radio” stuff (All LP albums and i’m HOOKED MAN!) and all I have to say is that I totally understand WHAT you were thinking or WHY you did collaborations with HIM!? more than cool ass stuff man, its surreal and timeless…and the track “The Bomb” from “The Silent Turf” album reflects that with your lyrics inclusive. But not only do your lyrics complement his music too, it adds icing to the cake where the cake already has icing…. if you dig? Been listening to Marin’s All India Radio for the first time and i’m completely blown away! anyway just thought I would ramble some more and more talking about this thing and why you got into the KilbeyKennedy thing …and one of these friggin days I would love to donate or collaborate or commission a really cool song from both of you coffee hounds

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      thetimebeing | 22 February 2014 at 10:01 am #

      martin k is the bomb

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        Moloch | 22 February 2014 at 1:38 pm #

        Agree. Had the pleasure of meeting him over breakfast@Druids in Melb. Couldn’t meet a nicer guy (present company excepted, of course!). Gave me a bundle of his ‘All India Radio” CDs to listen to. Yep, hooked too! Look forward to all future KK work (and possibly a comission when I have the $$s). Magic stuff!

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    Anonymous | 21 February 2014 at 10:00 pm #

    ‘Mean something’. Went up the mountain 2day. A red light caused me 2 stop outside a big nice stone building with big gates. The gates had an round discs with embossed gold words ‘STAND FAST GRANT’ . Couldn’t see what the building stood for. Checked it out on way back from opposite side of road. Court . house.

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    Michel | 22 February 2014 at 1:14 am #


    It’s good to be a fan of Steve Kilbey.
    In 1988, when I first purchased his solo album I discovered there were three.
    Since then the generous man has constantly fed me with my favorite food/drug : music.
    He is back in 2014 with the nicest set of Australian postcards full of turquoise chords, starfishes vocals and coral melodies.
    The whole album is a new extraordinary trip to Atlantis or Elsewhere-upon-Stars.
    Once again, your brain will explode hearing the bass guitar played in “A song for Debby and James” (especially from 3’31” till the end).
    Tachycardia will invade your heart with “Crooked Mile”.
    Strings and voices will tear your guts on “Poison”.
    Many many more adventures will shake you until “The Panthalassic Sea” sends a gentle wave to close your eyes and ease your sleep in calm dreams.
    But let me get up a petition : it is a real shame to unfinish songs as “Surge”. We want more colour ! Blue it ! It has to clock 4’30’’ ! Violin paintings must appear after 2’00” ! Cello pastels must surround the end of the song ! Can you let us alone with a broken chef d’oeuvre ?
    If you agree, sign –virtually- with me.
    Or must I ask for a commissioned end of song ? Good idea !

    “My fastest selling record” said Steve. Is it only a collection of bits and pieces ? No, it is more than this, it is art. Thanks for the art Mr Kilbey.

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      thetimebeing | 22 February 2014 at 10:00 am #

      wow! its always a pleasure monsieur
      i am gonna use this if you dont mind

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        Michel | 22 February 2014 at 6:24 pm #

        Of course you can use my automatic writing (written in a surge of emotion !).

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    Kohl Ette | 26 February 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    Just can’t hide it

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    Lenny_Vegas | 9 March 2014 at 2:46 am #

    Who’s the Painter that dreamed that up (the image in the header)?
    Its like, WOW man…
    Futuristic Retrograph…

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