posted on September 12, 2008 at 10:37 pm

54
yep
count em
54 years old
today
calloo callay
i outlived my father
i wish he was here
what a life
what is it all trying to tell me
well i dunno
i can see now how this life
will be a fragment
that my soul will weave into its tapestry
somewhere on the tip of the next guys tongue
will be my fucking name
or maybe its better not to remember…
i dont know whether to laugh or cry at myself
materially…i got nothing
nothing at all
a debt to the taxman
and a quick piss and a look around
no job
no “skills”
no mortgage
no insurance
no super
no plan
no idea
no clue
no nothing
i have arrived at this late stage of the game
still naive and silly
still ripe for fleecing
still not wise or venerable or anything
still railing against the stupid world
who cant see
that what they really need is me
painkillers out there
i aint writin’ about it anymore
kilbey kennedy coming up soonish
maybe painkiller in melbourne at xmas
triffids in mel n perth next year
cant wait for that
jesus
i’m fifty four
look in the mirror
oh ….no thanks..
yeah you look like a king from the olde days
yeah you look like yer dad
yeah you got lines and wrinkles alright
jesus man
yer only 6 years off sixty
yer not doing too bad
in some ways
you just had the best gig of yer life th’other nite
you are not a total catastrophe
oh i have the yurge to do new things
dont wanna
dont wanna sing those old songs anymore
dont wanna
wanna sing my new ones
the ones we were writing yesterday
the droning burning blazing stuff
this is where i fit in
eternally awkward as some showbiz drongo
i am a fucking renaissance man
as hilarious as it may seem
have a good laugh cos i’m laughing too
i think i’m fucking hlarious
you’ll turn off yer computer in a minute
but i’m stuck with this joke permanently
and you know
even you most dyed in the wool sk fans gotta admitty
i cocked it all up for myself
yes i did
arrogance drugs and bad timing
i frittered it all away
too many mediocre nights
when i just wanted to get high
i didnt care
it showed
who wants someone that doesnt care…?
and now
and now
its like my life has undergone such massive upheavals
i am destabilized
i am no one in particular
no one you would really know
i carry my own inbuilt obsolescence
but boy
oh boy
i know such a lot about music and words and sound and stuff
i can draw and i can paint and whatever
i understand the principles
i can project my thoughts via my work
what is it i want to say
simply this
this is a wonderful life
everything
everything is miraculous
my five daughters
for example
my true fans and fiendss
among which please number yourself
i have wonderful people like eekie mouse on my side
i have the lovely sue sea
who takes care of things
gee nunn who helps out with poetry advice
trevor boyd for nsew and michael farrant who does the
maven
i thank now
and i thank always
prof klk
a true medieval style patron of the yarts
klk..its hard to say how incredible you have verily been
kevin n from olde hungary
he put on a tour for us in europe
and he covered the shortfall
and boy if you saw us on that tour
spare a thought to kevin who put his euros where his mouth was
(at least we are still friends tho…!)
on my fifty fourth birthday
i hail my 2 brothers
who i fucking love like ..err…brothers
i havent always been the best big brother
ive been a selfish rotten git
imagine growing up with me….no, dont
my mother joycie of course
who i adore like crazy
juicy wallop
now a jolly olde authentic granny type…when needed to be
i thank a handful of guys
who have been real friends to me…
people who i can just be myself around
no need to pretend
martin krall from sweden
who is the nicest bloke around
polinski whose a lovable bastard
ricki maymi who is a virgo which explains a lot
bel frank and dub frank
totally different but both diamond geezers
martin kennedy actually too
i feel very at home in his company
mark s from sthlm
and sarah the little lord
my only real girl friend
i guess i’m a bit too blokey or something
and while i thank people
i’d like to thank a certain floridian chap mr pe
who swooped in
and bought about 15 of my paintings in one go
and helped me get thru a bleak august
thank you sir!
all my subscribers …
thank you
your generosity has been unbelievable
thanking you for continuing to make this all possible
i thank my wife
but she knows i’m pretty happy with her
i thank the people i play with
i thank the people i play to
and coming up oct 7th
my debut as a more spoken word type gig in glebe sydney
my plays coming back too
soon
the emc quietly knockin’ out masterpieces
the train kept a rolling all night long
you play the hand thats dealt ya
you fly…and you fall
yeah i’m grateful to a whole loada people
people who fucking came thru for me
i wish i could return all your trust
with something spectacular….
i wish i made millions
and could put you all on salaries
and have you working for me
nelg is an example
you could put him on 3 or four grand a week
and hed bee bizzy all the time
belfrank too i’d like on my payroll
maybe olde mem too
tim powles is a lovely bloke
a little devious
but always lovely
no painkiller without him…..
william said yesterday
that when tim n i play bass n drums together
we have an immediate connection…wel yes we do
he is an amazing drummer
pk n mwp ..old comrades in arms
is this what its all about on yer birfday
thanking a loada people without whom….
still missing dad
grantley
uncle gary and auntie irene
still cant believe mattys gone
oh how i’d love to know where he is right now
of course
i ‘d like to thank the god of all this here creation
who figured it all out
who set it in motion
who holds the spheres in their places
whilst dreaming universes a million per second
man
i got a lotta chances
i guess im poor but im happy
im sore and im sorry
but fuck i’m still here
n i made fifty fuckin’ four
and i aint no wimpy olde wanker in his biz suit
workin’ for the ubiquitous man…
advice for youngsters
who wish to arrive at this advanced age
as intact as possible
dont ever eat anything dead
dont drink too much but a little is alright…a little!
dont eat cheesy things
no mobile phones
no microwave
avoid eggs
exercise hard
walk swim jog
get out there baby and fuckin’ get on it
cos its hard to get it off once its on
do yoga you idiots…what are ya waiting for
yoga has reinvented me
yoga in everything i do
yoga rejuvenation
yoga discipline
yoga grace
yoga for breakfast lunch and tea
yoga will guide you
its guiding me i guess…informing me
painkiller is proof of pudding
my best record ever…or what….?
yeah
i aint run out of tricks yet
you’ll be surprised
i promise i’ll go down swinging
happy birthday to everybody
kilbey…now officially ancient

66 Responses to “happy birthday to me”

  1. avatar
    kat | 13 September 2008 at 12:22 am #

    sk,

    i guarantee with all the hard & great times along the way that everyone who luvs ya, in this world, and the after, is wishing you a happy bday. do it up ;]=~~

    xo

    p.s. veleska, if you are out there, please write and let us know you are ok re: IKE

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2008 at 12:40 am #

    always remember, *old* is a state of mind we can choose not to adopt.

  3. avatar
    heather | 13 September 2008 at 12:46 am #

    Happy Birthday Steven.
    And thankyou.

    xxKittykat

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2008 at 12:50 am #

    Happy Birthday Eskay!

    cwinifred

  5. avatar
    Abel Tasker | 13 September 2008 at 1:02 am #

    Dear Steve Kilbey,

    There’s nothing like a birthday to make you a little reflective. All I can say is that I’m very pleased that the guy I idolized when I was a kid has turned into a guy I admire now that I’m an adult. I’d still be listening to your stuff even if you were distant and aloof. Even if you ate burgers and acted like a jerk. But it’s much better this way. Thanks for the blog and the music.

    Happy Birthday!

  6. avatar
    esne snoner | 13 September 2008 at 1:28 am #

    i’d like to second abel tasker’s comments – this 50+ chap who also feels like he has never grown-up and become ‘respectable’ has someone blazing away showing it’s just fine to do it your own way – thanks for the aspiration sk and the happiest of b’days to you

  7. avatar
    damien | 13 September 2008 at 1:32 am #

    Happy birthday, Steve. ‘ave a good one!

  8. avatar
    better | 13 September 2008 at 1:49 am #

    happy forever day!!!!!!!!

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2008 at 2:17 am #

    Happy Birthday Steve.
    You’ve still got a lot to say
    and you’re still pretty damn good!!
    I hope you have a fantabulous day today.

    Mark
    Tampa, Fl

  10. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 13 September 2008 at 2:51 am #

    Sk and The Church have released a minimum of eight albums that can match or surpass U2, REM, Coldplay, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, The Cure, Morrissey/Smiths and even Pink Floyd. Their lack of recognition and commercial success is an unpardonable travesty and a truly harsh indication of this wretched world we live in. A world of materialism, wars, slaughterhouses, global warming, hunting fields, ethnic genocides, homicides,child prostitution, vivisection labs, partial-birth abortions, Dick Cheney, Robert Mugabe, the Taliban, China and every other manifestation of hell on earth. I thank God too but in general the human race is a virulent disgrace. Every day may be our finale. Sad but liberating.

    Steve Kilbey- a boundlessly talented lyricist, vocalist, musician, writer, painter, 36 year humane vegetarian and 54 year old inimitable man. There will never be another SK in this world. Nonpareil brilliance incarnate !!!!
    He knocked Thom Yorke and Julian Cope out my CD player.

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2008 at 3:00 am #

    Happy Birthday SK & many, many, many more.

    Hope it's one of the best ever. You'ld never guess your age, on Rockwiz & Wed nite you looked better than ever, so fit, healthy & young (age is only a number). Funny that some people the same age look about 20 yrs older, it really proves the results of a healty lifestyle.

    Have a great aft & nite with the fambley, will toast you later today whilst listening to Painkiller.

    Peace & love,
    Therese

    Ross,
    sorry to hear about your friend, hope better times are ahead.
    Glad the Painkiller helped, think you should keep on taking it.

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2008 at 3:05 am #

    HBD SK !

    I bought some of your art, awesome stuff. I took a photo of each one.

    http://www.new.facebook.com/album.php?aid=51793&l=87393&id=520052553

    You can see them in their new environment. Hopefully you will soon be painting by best friend and her daughter.

    Enjoy the day ! Ever listen to the Canadian band 5440 ? chuck

  13. avatar
    rachel | 13 September 2008 at 3:05 am #

    Happy Birthday to one of my favorite renaissance men!

    Truly thankful,
    R

  14. avatar
    Paul Lightfoot | 13 September 2008 at 4:14 am #

    Happy Birthday Nevets

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2008 at 4:56 am #

    Forget the rest, painkiller is the future, blaze on.

    Really, yr greatest achievement is bringing up sane n happy n loved children, they will carry the flame for whatever the hell it is you’ve been trying to do in this world.

    PV

  16. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 13 September 2008 at 5:00 am #

    no, steve, thank YOU for the wonderful, amazing things that you share with us….
    said it before in the last blog but i’ll say it again….HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! you share today’s birthday with another utterly wonderful person, my dad….
    love always……

  17. avatar
    melissa | 13 September 2008 at 5:34 am #

    Happy Birthday Steve!!! And many happy returns … have a wonderful day 😀

    xxx

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2008 at 5:49 am #

    Happy Birthday Killer. Thanks for all the great music through the years. Looking forward to Painkiller. Thanks for making yourself available to us all. Many more to come creative one!!

    Steve in Florida

  19. avatar
    davem | 13 September 2008 at 6:06 am #

    Happy Birthday.
    Thank-you for the magic.
    I wish you health and happiness SK.
    Your wonderful words and music brighten up every day for me, so I’m always in your debt.

    xx

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2008 at 6:30 am #

    all the best on yer birthday kilbey
    you’ve lasted a lot longer than jimbo, or moonie, or brian and all those other cats who made good music

  21. avatar
    markobears | 13 September 2008 at 6:51 am #

    I like the Bah Humbug painting. lol sk Glad to see you’re having a happy birthday.

  22. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 13 September 2008 at 7:01 am #

    Dear Steven,
    I wish you the happiest of birthdays. You are rich in health, family, friends, love, creativity, compassion, fans and fiends. I hope you have a healthy, happy year. Birthdays can be very reflective times indeed. I thank you for your adherence to your ideals and values and beliefs, especially re: animals. I love all animals so very, very much and your compassion for all living creatures has had a slow, steady but significant impact on me, my habits and life. Thank YOU for this.
    love always,
    denise
    xxoo

  23. avatar
    Leelinau | 13 September 2008 at 7:12 am #

    I hope your birthday was
    spectacular spectacular
    with the best w33d ever,
    the best love, the best
    music,the best lighting
    (cuz you should know its
    all about the lighting).
    hehe

    You made it to
    fifty fucking four!!

    The only thing worse than
    getting old, is not getting
    old.

    love you man!
    thank you
    (xinfinity)
    xoxo

    Adina ^_^

  24. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 13 September 2008 at 7:20 am #

    Thank God, you were put in this world, Steve. Happy birthday!

  25. avatar
    captain mission | 13 September 2008 at 7:42 am #

    abel tasker kinda sums it up for me to in a very elequent and true way.

    happy birthday mr kilbey

  26. avatar
    Loran Vesk | 13 September 2008 at 8:03 am #

    happy birthday from the past (i.e from france)

  27. avatar
    Lian | 13 September 2008 at 8:10 am #

    Happy Birthday Steve.
    I wish you an eternally young heart, that never ceases to find, and create beauty.
    Thanks you for the moments that you’ve been sharing with us, I can never have it anywhere else.

  28. avatar
    timetunnel | 13 September 2008 at 8:40 am #

    Happy Birthday, Steve!

    Thank you for being there, for all your art, your words and music. Our lives would be missing something very special without them. All the best for the future. 🙂

    Jens

  29. avatar
    Richard | 13 September 2008 at 8:48 am #

    happy birthday SK

    54… why not have your mid life crisis now!

  30. avatar
    princey | 13 September 2008 at 9:01 am #

    Best wishes to my ancient hero, happy birthday sk, here’s to another 54! Great news about the gigs too.
    Love Amanda

  31. avatar
    souqie | 13 September 2008 at 9:11 am #

    there was a Wolfe in Oxford Street the other night …

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90QqNn3sVCU

  32. avatar
    lily | 13 September 2008 at 9:58 am #

    Been a while since I’ve stopped by ye olde blog, but I just had to peek in and wish you a very Happy Birthday SK! You still and always will rock!

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2008 at 10:14 am #

    feliz cumpleaños, Steve! Thanks for being time after time…

    Raquel, Queen of Carthage

  34. avatar
    eek | 13 September 2008 at 10:18 am #

    Happy Birthday Steve!

    I’m so glad I heard your music 20 years ago and thought “hey, I like this.” I don’t even want to think about what I would have missed if I hadn’t heard you way back then.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    And I’m going to repeat this today for anyone who missed it before:

    To all TTBers out there — what better way to celebrate Steve’s birthday than by buying yourself a gift? Yes, that’s right — the Steve Kilbey Art Sale is going on RIGHT NOW!! Everything on the website (with the exception of two paintings going to an exhibit) is on sale, with discounts ranging from 10-40% off. There are also 11 brand new paintings just up on the site (20% off on those pieces — 40% off on other originals). All prints are 40% off, and cards are $3.50 instead of $4. Even commissioned paintings are on sale (10% discount).

    It’s a great sale, and it’s only on Steve’s birthday (it goes as long as it’s the 13th anywhere in the world), so head over to the SK Art site and check it out. Go now. 😉

  35. avatar
    ross b | 13 September 2008 at 10:58 am #

    no “skills”

    !! Geez don’t say that!! You got the skills ..gifts, talents.. that truly count for something real in this world. And we’re the fortunate ones who appreciate it.

    You’re a wonderful human being sk, Happy birthday to you and all the best for the coming year,
    Cheers, Ross

  36. avatar
    fantasticandy | 13 September 2008 at 11:17 am #

    steve,
    the pressure is OFF!
    you made it!
    celebrations are in order…….

    veleska?…..kat ‘n i worry…. y’know?

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2008 at 11:21 am #

    hb sk. thanx for everything.

  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2008 at 11:27 am #

    Happy Birthday Steve,
    We are the lucky ones to have received and enjoyed your special gifts all these years. Thank you.
    Big Smiles and Big Loves
    Kate
    xoxo

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2008 at 11:51 am #

    man, steve.

    i see all these comments, and so many peeps been around for so long, years years, making comments here, and i think of what a major part of so many lives you are, and you wouldn’t know the faces in passing on the street. i’d say too you were a catalyst in me being with the love of my own life. you are so much to so many, and yer so young, as you know.

    “you’ll turn off yer computer in a minute / but i’m stuck with this joke permanently / and you know /
    even you most dyed in the wool sk fans gotta admitty / i cocked it all up for myself / yes i did”

    man, steve. if you didn’t describe my life right there, and i venture to bet many others, too. you the little voice inside my head.

    happy birthday.

    cory

  40. avatar
    Shawn El | 13 September 2008 at 12:45 pm #

    Happy birthday big guy. I love you. Keep up the good works.

  41. avatar
    triantelope | 13 September 2008 at 1:05 pm #

    september 13
    it’s my birthday too yeah
    38 today
    happy happy happy

  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2008 at 1:06 pm #

    great blog sk

    Happy Bday

    DR

  43. avatar
    flyingbird | 13 September 2008 at 1:12 pm #

    Dear Souqie, THANS A MILLION for the link.

    Got mind blown!! LOVE IT!!!! It Was one of Steve’s best gig I believe. Blazing Hot!

    And thank you Ross, for a wonderful review. I especially like what you wrote: The man and his instrument were one. He had the freedom. His aura shimmered.

    and, They achieved something mighty special that night. Kilbey is an astonishingly magnificent man, I always see him as a deep well of unbounded creative intelligence.

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2008 at 1:33 pm #

    Buon Compleanno!
    Stefania

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2008 at 1:54 pm #

    happy b-day sk,
    i grew up with your mistakes and revelations. thank you,
    richard

  46. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2008 at 2:02 pm #

    Happy Birthday Steven.love and peace.bless you .xoxoxo :)heres to you ,on your birthday..n every day.

  47. avatar
    CSTCoach | 13 September 2008 at 3:16 pm #

    no skills my arse! you remain an enormous inspiration. your work kept me going thru so many bleak, unrecognized times, and it inspired me to always strive for the best in myself, to always come at things from an angle no one saw, to never compromise or take the easy way. Now, at 54, your work is better than it’s ever been, and you continue to evolve. Few artists, especially in your field, can claim such a thing.

    Happy 54th Steve! And many many more. It’s good to have you here.

  48. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2008 at 3:16 pm #

    Wow the bloke I idolised as a callow youngster is more than ever an amazing creative spirit who makes his peers, contemporaries call em what you will look like a bunch of sell outs and mediocraties.Keep on doing it your way.
    Being 9 years and 1 week less olde than ttb its my turn to be reflective and thankful next week…beats the alternative.
    Meantime feeling strung out waiting for the delivery of my dose of painkiller

  49. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 13 September 2008 at 3:28 pm #

    Arh…Don’t know what I was thinking…Of course, I meant “Thank God, you were brought into this world, Steve.”

  50. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2008 at 3:41 pm #

    I wish you a happy birthday, Steve! Thank you for being you!

    All the best!
    Valerie

  51. avatar
    restaurant mark | 13 September 2008 at 4:17 pm #

    happy birthday steve. hope you have a great day man. my son wanted to say happy birthday to you too. he wanted to tell you over the phone, but i had to explain that i didn’t have your number??? he opened his birthday presents this morning…so i’ve been helping build a lego jedi star fighter for the last hour…pretty fun really?!
    so jealous that i didn’t get to see painkiller…especially after reading your description of the show. sounded amazing…sure it was. glad you had a great night.

    hope you’re safe and sound veleska.

    take care everyone
    mark

  52. avatar
    Samuel J Dillinger | 13 September 2008 at 4:47 pm #

    Happy Birthday Steven

    Thanks for all the toons and the memories that have gone with them…

    Belfast NI

  53. avatar
    Matt Davyddson | 13 September 2008 at 4:57 pm #

    Happy 54th SK

  54. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2008 at 5:24 pm #

    happy birthday SK
    the full moon festivee for you today…paint a lil and work some magic…much luv from VotSS

  55. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2008 at 7:20 pm #

    Ah Mr. Kilbey, I wish you the best on your birthday. I am aging too, well, 42 now but still. You blink and it’s gone forever. But we are blessed, indeed. Happy birthday and thanks for sharing these wild thoughts and music and art and dreams with us for all these years. Hopefully for many more.

    Stay lovely.

    Drzej

  56. avatar
    Mr. Argent | 13 September 2008 at 7:32 pm #

    imMomentary momentum
    la Camera Obscura
    Virge hath September!
    There in the valley of Scorpio, beneath the cross of jade,
    Smoking on the seashell pipe the gypsies had made.
    Priests and traders
    Olde maps and Soulphone fakirs
    QuayCzar Be Zarre.

    Waveform Designator,
    Pointe Plotter,
    Du bist the Deep-See Spheretender!
    No one expected the
    PhaseOh of Nineveh
    tesselating such Aural Bliss
    upon our satellite hips

    Con molto amore to you and yours on this special day,

    Mr. Argento

  57. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2008 at 7:38 pm #

    Kilbeynalian festival is off to a good start.

    And stop using that magic to keep bringing me back.

    -glynnis

  58. avatar
    Braine73 | 13 September 2008 at 11:37 pm #

    1988.
    rocknroll
    of the devil
    until
    sweet lip taste
    lil ms muffitt.

    Starphish ,a soft touch of the angels.
    kindness
    boyhood
    wierd wooden boxes
    smelled curiouseley familiar.

    PF'87
    under a storks wing
    the vibrations
    echos,birds
    for quiet minds.

    I took a puff.
    "i don't feel it"
    another.

    my legs: two rubberbands.
    foot to ground
    yes on all fours.
    why the hell is that couple making out- I pondered…as I'm sure my crawling through the crowd musy've looked quite normal.

    Mr Kilbey, MeM guided me to a place where logic outruled ..threats of hellfire.
    He',s done more than a brother should have to do.
    I forever thank him for the time, support..showing me my talents.
    He worked quite hard , ressurecting words, and I've known he will become one amoung many. His hardwork…ability to tolerate….life….I have no doubt in the pureness of his desires.

    lastly, you have given me the little bit, at times I needed to see over the next hill.
    I've been blessed with angelic self separate vision. fealt how, if forever I did….short preminision of true hope .
    power but selfless.smile and I only needed know……………..
    it fades
    but brings change.(boxc)
    conclusion(ynò-4 me)
    I feel not worried of beeing judged…freedom that I've not fealt. Ur intuition,
    omnicience gives me the chills.
    Thank You for the poartrait. but mostly if words you saw something worth .. & ur humility in saying so.
    ( most seem scared or jealous c sumthin real)
    Know this..I'm clay & what u say I feeI ..communication is much more feel uve come down & perhaps beeing seen as a godalienated you & I guess that u needed these connections…….

    living legend – old scrooge I've beem told.
    a pass I give thee (tho mem only I see 🙁 )
    hell why Would ya thank me (JK )

    I shall give back ur shoes I grabbed in my dream ( by mistake…)beyond ur fortress
    I sing out…

    "but…im a friend of Sir Kilbey for sure he……………."
    please his shoes……"as I'm pushed in the moat"
    "never be me..".sk paces

    .

  59. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 September 2008 at 9:44 am #

    Happy birthday! hey, I turned 54 this year too – 4 days before you did (didn’t know you were a virgo too but should have guessed) and I think its kinda special, you know,
    born in 54 and celebrating the 54th birthday. Not that I’m convinced about some strange number vibe or anything but it feels remarkable, like, I’ve made it and I’m not my mother or some super-straight turncoat who went to the dark side to worship money and botox. I’ve made it like I was meant to be and you’ve made it too SK
    keep up the good work
    namaste

  60. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 September 2008 at 9:45 am #

    Happy birthday! hey, I turned 54 this year too – 4 days before you did (didn’t know you were a virgo too but should have guessed) and I think its kinda special, you know,
    born in 54 and celebrating the 54th birthday. Not that I’m convinced about some strange number vibe or anything but it feels remarkable, like, I’ve made it and I’m not my mother or some super-straight turncoat who went to the dark side to worship money and botox. I’ve made it like I was meant to be and you’ve made it too SK
    keep up the good work
    namaste

  61. avatar
    Polydora | 15 September 2008 at 12:49 am #

    beautifully said, and many returns.

  62. avatar
    nickp | 15 September 2008 at 11:09 am #

    Many belated returns, please keep up the wonderful posts (as well as the music of course!)

  63. avatar
    lily was here | 15 September 2008 at 2:17 pm #

    sniff… Im not meant to cry on your birthday (technically im back in saturday) but you sound so happy, these are tears of joy for that and the gig … the gig .. i heard it was mindblowing! I was so down for not being there but the glowing words from the lucky ones, its all i need to hear. Sat nite I dined in a beautiful old convent, surrounded by candles, I drank red wine to your health and future.

    Its just beginning you know. I remember telling you at 50 the best was yet to come! You arent gonna slow down! How will i ever keep up with you? 🙂
    Bring it on…. love to you today and forever, and to your darling mum for always being there for you. Helan går!

    Sue sea xox

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    Anonymous | 16 September 2008 at 1:27 pm #

    Oh so very sorry *Steve*, a bit late this year again… to wish you Happy & Wonderful Birthday !

    All the very best & with all my Love,

    Malika

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    nickfiction | 16 September 2008 at 9:52 pm #

    happy birthday SK , we all love ya!

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    Melquiades | 18 September 2008 at 2:16 am #

    happy birthday Steve


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