posted on March 25, 2006 at 11:33 pm

gloria i sabbatica con vanilla
genius ad blogga imperialis
phaedra et aurora in semper vita
who knows?
not me

thinking of george harrison
what a beautiful cat
a devoteee of krishna
heres a man whos seen everything there is
on offer
in this world
he singlehandedly introduces indian music
in to popnrock
(so that for legions of westerners
a sitar or tablas meant that
something “pschedelic” was about to happen
he does the best beatle solo album
all things must pass baby
actually his last record brainwashed
not too badde especially considering he was starting to die
look i never met him
but incredible cool aura plus
unbelievable humility
a man who never forgot who he was really
at the core
i remember 1st time i heard all things
round a kid from schools house
playing stratego
and his elder brother comes in
with a TRIPLE album
and the apple label
music comes on
id have you anytime
what a lovely title….mmmm
music comes out like honey
kinda slow rich deep
really unusual descending ch. prog
that keeps going when ya think itd stop
he wrote this with bob dylan…!!??
sk instantly in love with this record for all time
35 years later even
thats a good shelf life for a buncha tunes
my sweet lord
im sorry
but i still get thrilled
when the hallelujahs change to hare krishnas
you see west turns into east seamlessly
i really wanna see you
but it takes so long my lord
a prayer in the language
of us common men
only with phil spector producing
an’ 1000 accoustic guitars a’strummin’
at the end
hes runnin’ thru a few
of vishnus one thousand names
or krishna
it doesnt matter
theyre both pretty sweet
if ya can ever slow down enuff
still the incessant murmur in yer heart
taste the nectar of their beautiful selves
someone said this stuff
it didnt come outta nowhere
so george is no fool
he grokks the sublime message
that takes a lifetime to unravel
george was no naive wide eyed knucklehead
by age 21 hed had more fame n etcs
than a 1000 justin timberflakes
god almost every track on all things
is a 25 carat pure gold star mastahpeece
do the goode always die young?
jeff buckley?

i had the misfortune of watchin’
video channel th’other day
reelin’ in incredulity
especially from the rapp vids
which is always a buncha black dudes
waving moneyngunsnbooty
no fuckin tune
no nothin
just a monotonous drum machine
pop it while its hot
(did he get this off a snack packet or what?)
am i allowed to say this
i hate fuckin rap
it is sks anathema
tuneless aggressive stylized
misogynistic tripe
fuck it
i dont pay that stuff no homage
i will say however
that unlike a lotta other tripe
it owes nothin to what came before it
but i loathe it at a cellular level
cmon tell the truth
dont you?
another fuckin thing i detest
is the angry gurlie song
esp. as done by idol winners
which consist of angry ugly bint
destroying boyfriends apt
cos he had the nerve to dump
her sorry bottom
same goes for nicklefuckin’back
a big bad ugly manne
singin big badde angry songs
in a big badde angry voice
about how
a little itty bitty gurlie
broke his big badde angry heart
dumped his sorry arse
so they should take up with each other
and the rappers
and take their tiresome anger
outta my ears
its makin’ me angry
thats better..

what else
i saw a real estate poster of this house
and underneath the proud beaming salesmen
w/suity n gel
as i had a great wadd
of pinkish bubblegum in my olde gob
i stop and molded mr real e state
a lovely new 3D nose
and i stood and admired my handiwork
thinkin’ how i would share this modest victory
with you sniggerin boheemian donkeys out there
when i visualised some one reaching for the
because i overestimate some readers
ability to have a laff
friendss n fiendss
i ask you not to defend my honour
in the comments sexion
its ok
i will suffer the slingsnetcs of o. 4tune
getting on someone elses blogge
day after day
unleashing caustic bile n vitiol
why doesnt he just piss off?
or she?
i aint gonna stop bloggin
mah fannes n fiends aint gonna stop readin
but ya see fiendss
they get a little attention
(I guess)
no one is readin their blog
n theyre lashing out in fury
at the perceived enemy
theyre saying
but they aint made the 50 records
or done the ten thousand concerts
or the years in recording studes
nor the drugsnragstorichestorags story
they just want the instant adulation
they dont even have my cheekbones
and they wanna have yer warship
so do me a favour
dont argue with em
and i reckon theyll eventually go away
(like an annoying headache)
and i tell ya sumpthin’ else fiendss
i never fuckin write comments to myself
get serious
ya think i wanna fool ya?
then try nabakov

ha ha
i still love you all
im gonna bee a rockin for you
and yer freedom and liberty
2morro nite sydnee town
all souled out
but maybe still some chance
demand entrance
we’re the best band inna world
storm the place if necessary
cos this is crucial stuff
itll sustain ya thru
the electromagneticngossipnpollutindeathmachine
i guarantee it
or give me more money back

45 Responses to “grievous bodily charm”

  1. avatar
    fergal | 26 March 2006 at 12:55 am #

    nice one sk.
    i saw the george harrison ‘tribute/celebration’ concert – good gear.
    1 day i’ll get me a copy of ‘all things’ on your recommendation …

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2006 at 1:03 am #

    Mr kilbey, I’m very annoyed with you…attended the Briz Gig and purchased ULTC and Back With Two Beasts…ULTC is brilliant, “Easy” the most fun Church song I’ve heard in years, but I CAN’T get Beasts out of the CD player no matter how hard one tries…dense, rich, a sort of Doppleganger to ULTC…an embarassment of riches, too much Gateaux, am ill, am reparing to bed, it’s all your fault…

  3. avatar
    Daberhasher | 26 March 2006 at 1:27 am #

    yes sir, All Things Must Pass occupies a seat next to many Chchru albums in my golden mental pavillion… and Lee Scratch Perry as well, the original rapper…
    …behold, i make all things new…

    anyhoo, rock your velvet guts out el Boheem!!!
    and… (dramatic pause)
    where will the bubblegum de Bergerac strike a blow against media autocraty next???


    isn’t it a pity…

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2006 at 2:07 am #

    I really want to be with you…

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2006 at 2:16 am #


    i’m sure every one hear agrees with your music taste,all that crap pisses me of to,
    Looking forward to the real deal tomorrow

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2006 at 2:42 am #

    I blame Blondie and Kraftwerk for all that shite.

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2006 at 3:11 am #

    can anyone spell persecution complex…oh hang on, we are kilbey’s blog so we need to probably spell it pfhersaxusien komphliks

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2006 at 3:56 am #

    Keep making tasteful and intelligent music, and talking about it. I thought I was alone in a sea of Britney Spears, and I was about ready to surrender to insanity. Thanks for letting me know someone else out there still believes in real art. Leon.

  9. avatar
    persephone2u | 26 March 2006 at 4:37 am #

    I’d Have You Anytime will always be my favorite song off that album. The music alone says everything that needs to be said and the words are just an added bonus in my opinion.

    Phil Spector, ha! As relayed by Bebe Buell (don’t ask), Joey Ramone and his partners in crime were scared out of their poor little minds when Spector pointed a gun at them and told them they weren’t leaving his house until their album was done. There’s more of course, but Vishnu (or whomever) must’ve saved George Harrison and prevailed over Spector for once.


  10. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 26 March 2006 at 5:38 am #

    Out of the four, George always owned my teenage heart. Pure soul, immaculate, sublime, necessary and ultimate musician He still occupies a special place, always will.
    I thank my older brother for sharing his records with his little sister.
    I thank my friend Diane for sharing The Church with me back when we were young and full of grace.
    There are so many to thank…there are so many to lock into the chamber of my heart..there are so many I want to keep close.
    Why have I stopped with the Spanish?
    Yo no se.

  11. avatar
    Rehan | 26 March 2006 at 7:17 am #

    You’re so right! As far as i’m concerned Rap should be filed under the letter “C” and the manufactured angst of the likes of “Pumpernickelback” is too tiresome to behold.

  12. avatar
    ROb thomas | 26 March 2006 at 7:36 am #

    You don’t like Nickleback,but they’re awesome!
    Can’t wait till Puff Daddy does their remixes.

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2006 at 7:46 am #

    Oh no, I don’t wanta get trapped into saying something with shades ebonics like ‘rap is crap w/out the c because’ ….you know the joke. It all goes in the same toilet- the mainstream no brainer garbage. I despize crap for the violent ignorance it breeds; I forgive artists like Kasabian who at least attempt intelligence within their community and break out of their hood.

    George Harrison- now there’s someone so close to my heart in the way that people mistook my father and older brother for him.

  14. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 26 March 2006 at 8:06 am #

    me am all souled out in this room here in this house thanks to you…

  15. avatar
    RA | 26 March 2006 at 8:51 am #

    Muse Sick-n-Hour Mess Age…

    I’m chuffed; I’ve finally found something to disagree with you upon. Rap. Mostly it’s a bag-o-shite. P Diddy and all those homophobic, women hating wankers.. however there are some rappers who fit into the genre, yet write interesting lyrics with a social conscience and make great music.

    Public Enemy are one such band. They’ve had their duff notes , but the album I’ve used as the title for this post is stunning.

    Don’t get me wrong.. I’d rather have some Church, Cope or Hawkwind anytime, but some rap is good.It’s the exception that proves the rule…

    Anyhoooo.. get yer arse to Blighty and play like a mutha. (Not like my mutha.. she’s lovely, but not a rocka..)

    Pheadra… a child named after a Tangerine Dream album…? I’m liking it.



  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2006 at 10:02 am #

    I thought I was the only one who did that bit with the bubblegum.

  17. avatar
    Amberoo | 26 March 2006 at 10:29 am #

    Would I be an image fascist to say that George was also the foxiest of them all? I share your disdain re the rap vids and inane “grrls”. Humanity is common, various realities are baffling. I must adjourn to my life amid the Brillotined suit-wearers of Christian dominated SK (South Korea). Love your paintings, too.

  18. avatar
    Darko Flagg | 26 March 2006 at 10:30 am #

    Dearest Lost Unkle,
    havin’ a day of loud music in my bubble and just have to tell yers that MICK KARN is pulling out some absoloute monster recordz-
    Each Eye A Path –
    The Tooth Mother and More Better Different a surrealist eastern mash with the sub stona bass to sooth thy lower intestinal trakt.

    Hats Of To Magician/Spirits Mr K..

  19. avatar
    Sweed | 26 March 2006 at 10:30 am #

    All Things Must Pass. Beauty. George has been a big inspiration in my life. And so have you…


  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2006 at 10:37 am #

    timeless stuff is good. when iwas a young lad, i was into two bands. the cure and the church. back then, i was miffed that sk didnt spike his hair enough. 20 years on, i am sad at the tripe the cure is putting out (has anyone read smith’s words lately?) while at the same time the church are getting better and better, which is really weird, cos i actually cant think of any other band which has showed signs of fading before not only fully recovering but then surpassing their early years and some…anyways, bring on ultc.

  21. avatar
    lovethesuit | 26 March 2006 at 11:23 am #

    hey…you forgot to add John Farnham to your list of trash…he closed out the games dressed as your realestate buddy(sans bubblegum) looking like someone blew him up with a bike pump and dosed him up good and proper with botox! Wish you blokes had been there to close off. Never mind – there’s always India. By the way…I love the way my husband looks in a suit and tie (I tingle all over)…especially the French cuff thing & starch!

  22. avatar
    Cth games closing | 26 March 2006 at 11:43 am #

    Church are playing right now! hang on now verve are, what the fuck and now the foo fighters
    now U2, ……….sonic youth(foreveryoung great song)Deltra
    Who the fuck organised that shite, apart ftom the chrunch
    I was going to post a commnet but now I can’tbe fucked

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2006 at 11:45 am #

    Why do we let J Farnham out of the basement, to debase everything.

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2006 at 11:49 am #

    The smiths(morrissey), the curem bunniemen, and thechrunch where my fav bands still are.

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2006 at 11:50 am #

    I mean are my fav bands

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2006 at 11:57 am #

    I was always proud to say I was from Melbourne(its kinda like the NYC of Aust), but after the c’th games I’m embarrassed, think I move to Sydney.

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2006 at 12:54 pm #

    Who’s dissing the cure, I admit the last album apart from a couple of track was tripe but…
    The Trilogy was the best fucking live DVD ever(except maybe Morrissey’s Who put the M in Manchester? and NIN’s and all that could have been)I mean Pornography, Disintegration and Blood Flowers back to back.
    Fucking stunning guitar work!!
    C’mon watch that and tell me I’m wrong.
    What do you reckon maybe, this is the tour for the church to belt one out, surely someone would bankroll it.
    Dig was a good rock doc too.

  28. avatar
    Daniel 26, 5 | 26 March 2006 at 1:06 pm #

    Drives the girlfriend mad.
    Gets our firstborn (named after WS, not SK) dancing on the sofa.
    And to me it’s more familiar than any other prevous album.
    From the start.
    Heard it all before, I think.

    Had the same experience with a brand new Houellebecq novel (La Possibilité d’une île) some time ago.
    Felt like I read it all before, “remembered” sentences and paragraphs. Not to mention the story.
    Can’t be any good, can it?

  29. avatar
    matthew | 26 March 2006 at 1:56 pm #

    “am i allowed to say this
    i hate fuckin rap”
    I’ve been saying it since Grand Master first Flashed… altho i guess he had summat of a social conscience… gotta laugh/cry along with your sensibilities there. I can barely watch vid tv anymore for that very reason. cheers.

  30. avatar
    captainmission | 26 March 2006 at 2:14 pm #

    actually i can’t think of anything worse than nikkleback, and other clones, not a big fan of the rap either but there are a few tunes that cut it, i mean it’s come a long way from where it started, and now its just a golden goose for the industry,
    there’s an old black and white video of some jewish kid holding large sheets of paper with words written on that may be an early rap song, it’s brilliant, ‘subbteranian homesick blues’ it’s called. actually it may not be rap, i have not got a clue about these types of things.
    i saw that benefit show for george, man his son is just identical, it was one of the only benefits i’ve seen where there seemed something really authentic was being honoured.

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2006 at 9:23 pm #

    I liked Brainwashed too, it struck a nerve in me and was infinately sad in spots. there’s nothing wrong with sad. (if one can handle it)

    Stevie Kay, your band is on XM radio at this very moment, cheers….


  32. avatar
    eek | 26 March 2006 at 9:25 pm #

    Look what you’ve done — now I have to go dig out some GH albums. George always was my favorite.

    Rap. Ugh. I checked out one of the supposedly “good” rappers recently (I was swayed by the “not all of them are crap” line). I still think it sucks. Same with the screamer boys and girls (except I don’t know anyone who defends them).

    I’ll be thinking of you (and all the lucky bastards who get to go) tonight. I’m all excited about it and I’ve no chance in hell of getting there!

    (Loved the bubblegum nose thingie too! 😉 )

  33. avatar
    rubikon | 26 March 2006 at 9:48 pm #

    Who took the C out of RAP… OH.. it’s a silent C ..I get it.

  34. avatar
    rubikon | 26 March 2006 at 9:52 pm #

    OOPs…someones already done that one earlier… shouda called myself Anonymous

  35. avatar
    rubikon | 26 March 2006 at 9:54 pm #

    I loved the Beatles especially John and George … Revolver and Rubber Soul — both serious Works of Art.

  36. avatar
    Ross | 26 March 2006 at 10:43 pm #

    I love that moment in my sweet Lord also (it’s like a mantra)and I love Georges music. The church just happen to be better. ULTC is a master-peace.

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2006 at 10:55 pm #

    All Rap sucks? IMHO I thought Grand Master Flash was awesome. Jay Zee (Rap Artist) & Linkin Park (Nu Metal group) teamed up & delivered a half-deecent album.

  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2006 at 11:15 pm #

    Melbourne the NYC of Aust? You must be kidding!!!

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2006 at 11:23 pm #

    For the Love of George, what a soul, divine intuition, human to the core, straddled the line btw the spiritual and the material, struggled like a fool with the junk and jewels we would thought weed had enough.. Id have yu everytime Hare Hare..

    SK. I must say some of Hip hop is def objectionable and RAP is the glorified commmercial part of it, The degree to which corporate interest has denegrated a once prolific art should be a crime against humanity, There was a message, a protest and a hope in hip-hop but it is now marginalized into the underground which harbors some of the richest poetics and cerebral metaphorical insights to the mind and soul and the cages which offer sinister shelter. To all that hate it, I can too, for not only your reasons, but for the reality that it destroys people and their humanity, children are conditioned by their music (For Fukc sake, to follow a materialistic, misogynistic, subhuman standard which is set in place like a virus and works well to feed prisons, broken schools and institutions, gunshops and funeral homes. People should be held accountable, but this kind of music is just symptomatic.
    Meanwhile, the revolution is real and I am part of it, there are real characters or Mc’s such as COMMON which I hold in a Lennonesque regard and is a artist revolving around a colony of rappers and entities that while still not mainstream are fighting that battle.

    Black music = Drums, Afrobeats, blues, Jazz, Rock n Roll, Motown, Reggae, Funk, House, hip-hop is all part of the musical note that goes on forever,

    I can recommend some artist to anyone with curiosity,
    off the head:
    Deltron 3030: concept album!!
    BlackStar (mos def & Talib kweli.)
    Mos Def: black on both sides, a masterpiece
    Common: Resurrection, Like water for Chocolate, Electric Circus, BE
    Aceyalone: Book of Human Language, Magnificent City.
    The Roots: all albums, Things fall apart
    MadLib: amazing composer
    MF Doom: amazing poet unparalleled talent
    De La Soul: ageless and relevant..

    There are many artist too many to list, all possessing skills and insights from beyond, I just feel compelled to give my view and keep peoples heads open to one another, cuz most times we all want the same and generally feel the same things. It comes down to simple intent.. peace, Apple Scruffs aka JR…..

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 March 2006 at 11:30 pm #

    Personally I think everyone here would love some Parliament/Funkadelic, as this stuff is still so far ahead of its time and it has so many musical layers and high artistic value.. get on the good foot, patoot..

  41. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 March 2006 at 2:52 am #

    With any type of music, 98% is shite; the trick is to find the 2% that’s good.

    (figures are approximate, you nitpickers)

  42. avatar
    matt davison | 27 March 2006 at 10:59 am #

    Man I hopeyou guys had paradise tonight… your endless soulful fans would have had that. i can ony say
    that I would have thought that by now.. (hopefully, as you read this).

    It aint all about you K man,!! its acctu-lary about the CHurCH. Mr PK
    mr MWP mr DOWERTEE MR Ploggy mrPowles and last but not least.. MR SK. .. Dude” even this bloggo an’t aboutyou it’s about the guys that sacrificed their world for you… and gained an identity.. a place in music history that will be etched in time 4ever…….
    . But wait forget everything!!!Alert!!! you….SK without them would be like an ocean that had no harvest, a panet without a solar system, A void without a place to be a void from) A stone sculpture without a garden..etc get me’ drift
    {i love the SK} and the people that he created..and the people who created him.
    have a great tour Church.

  43. avatar
    mattdavison | 27 March 2006 at 11:08 am #

    woops….sorry for all you readers
    fuc!! yep missed out “l” on planet in last entry.

  44. avatar
    Azza | 28 March 2006 at 2:20 am #

    So did you an dthe guys blow them away last night SK? I’m heading dowm to Manchester lane, credit card in hand. It’s been a rough couple of days so some good ol churych therapy is in order!

  45. avatar
    Grievous Bodily Charm | 31 August 2009 at 4:42 am #

    Hey, Found the track looking for GBC Magazine, peace, cool lyrics.

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