posted on March 28, 2006 at 4:42 am

im sitting in a swanky part of mell-bin
in a real hip ultra cool e lounge
the cream of mell-bins goffs
and intelligencia
sit around drinkin’coffee
smokin putrid cigs
and passing their time
in sophistry n idle banter
im in a dark little non smokin’section
and its really got underground feele

yeah thats rite
back here to launch whatsitsname
with my groop the thingos
playin at el swanko niteclubb (sold out)
down in the posh toffee nosed part o town
what do all these boheemian layabouts do for a living?
they dont seem short of caffeine or expensive close
theyd all bee better off in the army
make men outta em

well how wassit last nite if ya was there?
i had a strangely lethargic nite
and it was being filmed n all
in all our raw glory

still what can i say?
i dunno if it was goode or badde
and ya shouldnt n wouldnt trust my o’pinion
tonite we dissolve the continuum
take ya where ya wanna go for an hour or so
we got the stuff that it takes
we’re ready
we’re waiting
a whole lotta rocknroll
oooohhhh lawdy mama
a wop lopped a bigblock
a whopper banged bloom
im a howlin’wolf
i go o oo oo ee oo
bye bye

24 Responses to “gee this is more like it”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 March 2006 at 5:11 am #

    no way – i’m the first comment?

    just need to say this: my 1st church gig……what an awesome awesome gig!thank you – I feel priveleged to have been able to see and hear and feel your music.

    you were shining stevie-K! love your voice and your poetry! lethargic? not at all – not from where we were standing – just a very grounded performance.


  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 March 2006 at 5:16 am #


    Last night was brilliant,

    I don’t know how you do it but you guys just keep on getting better and better.

    Still stunned by the experience


  3. avatar
    flowerpower | 28 March 2006 at 5:33 am #

    Last true Melbourne boheminan sighted in 1992 in sT. kilda driving rusty 1974 Citroen. Kennett made bohemia extinct.

    Well, yes a little shall we say, ahem, too chilled out? Not your usual electric self sk. However my heart went spinning wildly with the divine two and a half places at once – what a delicate gem! Fab to hear it live! What happened to anything from beasts? Ionian blues floored this little churchite while drivin down the feddy hwy – it taps into some glorious despair at the current disturbed state of gaia mind.

    grind just blew the studio version out of the water

    next tour electric guitars please.

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 March 2006 at 5:34 am #

    aaaah sk, you’re just milking for adulation, like an old and experienced fisherman dangling his line in the waters, waiting for a bite from the adoring trouts.yeah, you are good but it’s a fine line you dangle…

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    captainmission | 28 March 2006 at 6:03 am #

    get down to the basement, need a little medicine
    see them painting with sounds
    meet a few peoples from that extended family
    traveling to meet what they found
    its a mighty long ways in your unifying field
    jump the distance in a blink of an eye
    you can eat this kinda atmosphere, it’s raw food baby
    then you better kiss me goodbye

    get down to the basement i need a little fix
    acoustical rebellion liberation for the free
    yeah this is no party or emerald city disco
    underneath the spotlights these stars shine beautifully
    get a little taste
    oh i need a little more
    these are the myths that we made,
    and we need to score….

    looking at this city and all the people in it
    sleep walking through their days
    now the sun is sinking and the minds stopped thinking
    go back to their habitual ways

    get down in that basement man i need hit
    a little stimulation goes a long ways
    it’s groovey and its hip, it’s a post physcadelic trip
    it’s going to blow us away, yeah
    had me a sup from that loving cup
    now just leave me to be
    but don’t get frightened, just get enlightened
    with the church and steve kilbey

    awesome, thanks so much, especially tim (he knows what for) you were perfect mr k, absolutly freaking perfection and i have to say, so is ultc (almost worn down from continual play) and tin mind, which i admit i have not actually played yet but it’s a lovely looking package of bliss.
    Capt. Mission

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 March 2006 at 7:09 am #

    Neato moss-kee-tow

    sleeve kilbey whippin out the
    the obscuro fall in love lyric


    rock ’em tonite uncle steve
    they’ll love ya for it


    quit hatin on the bohos
    weez all ya gots

  7. avatar
    lovethesuit | 28 March 2006 at 7:15 am #

    us folk from melbourne know how to be bohemian and earn lots o cash…how’s that for challenge? in the morning…i’m a slob that gets my kids off to school…during the day i don the war-paint and suit for the office…earn heaps of dosh…listen to Bob Dylan, Tom Waits or the Church while driving the Saab to work…come home with the roof down…blaring “life speeds up”….grab hold of my kids and squeeze the life out of them…read some books (Dr Seuss and Satre)…have a good shag with my main man…..aaahhhh what else would a girl want? (except a seat on the tram when required to use public transport).

  8. avatar
    BoredwithSK | 28 March 2006 at 7:36 am #

    Aaahhhh another RSL gig… what a place to unwind.

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 March 2006 at 8:10 am #

    too cool for school
    the church blow my mind
    and if that’s lethargic?
    you are a fucking star
    and I’m glad I’m in your orbit

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 March 2006 at 8:13 am #

    Bittersweet to read about all the shows in Australia. Would love to be there, sad to miss them. PLEASE come to Europe in May. Some say you will, and others say you won’t. I’ve been all over the place lately – USA, Jamaica, germany, and now back in Hungary, but one constant is checking your blog in the morning. As always, thanks for sharing, and continually inspiring. All the best. KevinN

  11. avatar
    ILOVEMWP | 28 March 2006 at 9:48 am #

    oh lordy lordy lordy….how i wish that marty wilson piper had a blog…how i would love to get to know you think you could get him to drop a line or two….he is FANTASTIC

  12. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 28 March 2006 at 11:20 am #

    have a nice show you weirdos…

  13. avatar
    sue cee | 28 March 2006 at 11:26 am #

    Its “Marty Willson-Piper, two L’s, one hyphen and no bullshit”.

    That was great captain mish! It WAS orgasmic down in The Basement last nite SK. The songs from ‘Uninvited,like the clouds’ lifted a few notches higher and blew that reading off the dial. BLOCK in soundcheck was so damn good and who needs electric, they rocked with Constant in Opal, a sonic visual frenzy.

    A friend was disappointed there were no paintings there but you signed his EARTHED book (thank you). I had to sit up listening to SOMEONE ELSE raving about the gig till the wee hours! And it wasnt even me! You always have me dumbstruck but yeah you did look pretty :)… but forget West Side Story, Im still waiting for you to do Isnt It A Pity.

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 March 2006 at 11:45 am #

    sue c…why don’t you cut the bullshit…you sycophantic cow.

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 March 2006 at 12:17 pm #

    I love your postings, keep em’ coming. I’ve no idea why someone would post something so nasty as “sycophantic cow”, and such. I dont know you, but I have come to really enjoy your postings, especially the studio experience you had. I wish nasty idiots like the last poster would just scram, no need for them here.

  16. avatar
    sue cee | 28 March 2006 at 12:26 pm #

    Well maybe I could post ‘it was really good’ instead?
    Cows have thick hides.

  17. avatar
    r. f. scott | 28 March 2006 at 1:01 pm #

    who needs electric


  18. avatar
    r. f. scott | 28 March 2006 at 1:02 pm #

    no amish rock for me.

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 March 2006 at 1:42 pm #

    It’s 12.40 am and I have just got back from the best Church gig I have been to in a long time! If you weren’t there you missed out! The show was great, the venue was great, even the crowd was pretty good. Tin Mine is excellent. What a deal!

  20. avatar
    rubikon | 28 March 2006 at 2:59 pm #

    I do hope you guys are coming to dear old Blighty later in the year – All the comments above are making me kind of jealous.

    Pretty Please.

    Don’t leave it too long

    We’re all getting withdrawal symptoms over here.

  21. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 28 March 2006 at 3:36 pm #

    I wonder if the lights flickered?
    The shadows danced?

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 March 2006 at 5:06 pm #

    Give the aussies their want, stop in Prague for a smoke, boodle through Budapest, and get your electric asses over to the states……..

    Loveletter from Minneapolis

    The snow is melting
    the band is burning
    one hyphen
    no bullshit
    Bring Sue C
    It’ll be cosmic


  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 March 2006 at 8:26 pm #

    can’t wait to hear more sk
    like i said before
    it’s the next best
    thing to being there.

    and that’s some
    consolation for those
    of us on the other side
    of the world.
    rock’em again tonight!

    with you in spirit

  24. avatar
    captainmission | 29 March 2006 at 12:29 am #

    Sue C.
    having been subjected to a few insults myself this here blog, i am honoured to be in such good company as yourself.
    what i find really depressing is the lack of imagination behind them, one has the whole array of the english language to choose from and we have to tolerate such uncreative insults, mediocrity sucks, i wonder why such folk even bother getting outta bed.
    it was a pleasure to see ya sue, catch ya again at the next one.

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