posted on May 18, 2008 at 10:08 pm

went bike riding in royal national park on sat’day
with brothers
very zen in a way
its very peaceful and calm
but youre rushing along on these sandy stony woody paths
one false move and its all over
so you gotta concentrate
and serious consequences if you dont ….
(i fell off once when ironically i was saying
how you had to have yogic concentration to do it!)
but within the concentration
a calm core builds up
after a while the words fall to the back of your head
and you enter a wordless world of textures and bumps
and reading the track ahead of you
occasionally other cyclists would zoom past going the other way
at ridiculous speeds too
a collision would be disastrous
after all thats why my right eye is more closed than the left
(a bike accident at 13)
anyway i had an amazing time and felt thoroughly invigorated afterwoods
nice to re establish connection with brothers
who after all are my brothers right?
yesterday went to tims with whole fambley
tim and i worked on
so that love may find us
our new 17 minute epic
that puts the fox back in trot
its prog
its traffic
its genesis
its pink fluid
its can and cant
the church jam for 17 something minutes
pete on piano
marty on bass
me on 12 string acc
tim on drums
peter comes back and lays down lead and strings and backgrounds
tim sprinkles mellotron n backing vox
and i come along and put a load of disparate bits n pieces
but voila with a bit of (w)oofle dust
the whole thing suddenly yesterday sat up before our eyes
like the monster on its slab
its two frankensteinian musicians looking on
its like suppers ready meets lowspark of high heeled boys
but with things that only churchy does
its a real beauty and we were both excited
tim n i are getting really good at this
getting a piece of inchoate music and shaping and refining
going with the natural contours the music itself suggests
putting words and backing vox
doing all the tricks we learnt with shriek an afterword soundtrack
i know i rabbit on here
about all these records that never seem to be available
but theres some real treats coming down the tubes to the true believers
this is the best stuff ever
believe me
if it was dismal i’d tell ya
or i’d avoid it
gee whizz our own bona fide 17 minute prog rock epic
(guaranteed with no gratuitous bits)
oh its shaping up to be a goody
mixing in june
oooh you fiends will like this one
meanwhile upstairs from tims studio
the doodles a woofle and a doobs (miss brynn p)
were running rampant
eve (who i now call “the show off person”)
was in fine form flouncing about in bathing suit
with a feather boa and a toy headset
ordering her mother around if she wasnt paying enough attention
aurora was armed with mic and clipboard announcing upcoming events
while brynn bounced around dancing and singing
and the creature known as scarlet kilbey
running around like a very noisy headless chicken
in the studio
the racket was of baby elephant proportions
tim also having a rib injury from soccer
(he doesnt want your sympathy!!)
but despite all
plus some jam on toast n strong instant coffee
we hammered out a bloody good days work
had a good time doing it
those bloody noisy kids tho’
thatll all be forgotten
and you’ll be enjoying
so that love may find us
you read it here first
io ao io

31 Responses to “heard of buffalo”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 May 2008 at 11:14 pm #

    Yogic bike riding is forbidden in the park for obvious reasons,from now on ;D…and the rest?FANTASTIC! 😀

  2. avatar
    princey | 18 May 2008 at 11:21 pm #

    Great news sk! I can’t wait for ANY of the upcoming releases! I just wrote a comment on the last blog asking about Painkiller, but this will keep me happy for a while…”insatiable” I think that’s the word I’m looking for!
    Love Amanda

  3. avatar
    Richard | 18 May 2008 at 11:24 pm #

    nice, upbeat, stuff the last few days

    doesn’t surprise me that you and tim were on fire yesterday

  4. avatar
    restaurant mark | 18 May 2008 at 11:28 pm #

    my wife and i go bike riding as much as possible. i used to ride all the time…to work even. always felt great afterwards.
    the epic jam sounds like a treat…can’t wait. is it going to be on the next record or is it a separate thing? ep or something???

    take care

  5. avatar
    cita | 19 May 2008 at 12:15 am #

    Always nice to hear the excitement in your voice when your playing around with your music. The noisy kids are an important part of the secret ingredients.

  6. avatar
    the dean | 19 May 2008 at 3:06 am #

    suppers ready cross low spark – the fact that you remember those great pieces let alone create some essence of begs the question is 17 mins long enough.
    I’m excited enough to use an exclamation mark!

  7. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 19 May 2008 at 4:34 am #

    do we know of a “title” for this new choich album???

  8. avatar
    linjo | 19 May 2008 at 5:21 am #

    Amazing you got so much done with the pre-tweenies running around. Are they High School Musical devotees? My pre-tween has got all the moves and words happening! Wattamolla is a really nice place to go for a picnic, good fun jumping off the cliffs. Linda x

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 May 2008 at 5:52 am #

    the best stuff ever!? how cool to be getting better and best(er) church ..outdoing ypurselves once again. king mixers! i’m a believer


  10. avatar
    Lebrinho | 19 May 2008 at 5:57 am #

    Arctic winter bicycling is the best thing ever. Last years lowest temperature for me was
    – 21 C’ (-5,8 F), sure had a good time.
    Spiked tires, tuareg headgear. It feels like an ocean swim.. True ecological “motor sport”..!

  11. avatar
    fantasticandy | 19 May 2008 at 6:37 am #

    is ‘so that love may find us’,
    the jam formerly known as ‘luna’?

    you always sound SO enthusiastic after working with tim!

  12. avatar
    new improved blue cheer | 19 May 2008 at 6:52 am #

    hanging out for all the new stuff..good to see you are hitting another purple patch

  13. avatar
    Melby Symon | 19 May 2008 at 9:02 am #

    Wonderful news about the muse sk…sounds awesome. Our very own Church rock opera !(tongue in cheek…just joking)….I know that it will be a work of love and a work of art.

    Hope you had your helmet on….

  14. avatar
    Dave in the UK | 19 May 2008 at 10:30 am #


    I’m really excited to hear the new stuff, esp the prog tune.

    I just want to thank you for putting me on to the Twilight Singers and Mr Dulli’s amazing music. Just got Gutter Twins, Blackberry Belle and Powder Burns on your reccommendation and I love them. I can usually count on your good taste – the last reccomendation I took you up on was the Metro album, which is a much-loved record in my house as well.



  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 May 2008 at 10:43 am #

    Have any of you nerkers on here realised that for the last few days Steve Kilbey – that’s Steve Kilbey, of ALL people! – has been giving you insights into his imagination, creativity and craft? In the 26 years I’ve been following this man, he’s never done anything like this before – and there’s been barely any recognition of the magnitude of the the secrets we’ve just been allowed to glimpse. Well, I for one need to say THANK-YOU for the last few blogs, cos I wondered about this stuff for literally years and never thought I’d find out. So thanks, Steve – greatly appreciated, I promise you.

  16. avatar
    Celticat | 19 May 2008 at 10:43 am #

    You can’t rollerskate in a buffaloe herd!

    Hiya Steve, just dropped in to say hello and best wishes to you and your fambley.

    Reading your blog is part of my daily rituals,


  17. avatar
    princey | 19 May 2008 at 11:45 am #

    Hey nerk @ 8.43pm, do YOU realise he’s only been writing this stuff everyday for the PAST 3+ YEARS!!! for nerkers like you and I to read at our leisure???? (what’s a bloody nerker anyway?)

    Hi sk

  18. avatar
    rick maimi | 19 May 2008 at 12:02 pm #

    No, he hasn’t. I’ve read everyday since those first Nov. postings. Never has he told us the nuts and bolts of the process. Nerker!

  19. avatar
    Lebrinho | 19 May 2008 at 12:17 pm #

    And I thought it was irony..! How silly of me.

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 May 2008 at 12:46 pm #

    if SK published every thought he had,the ethernet would spontaneously combust!:) ;0 ;=0 ;=)

  21. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 19 May 2008 at 1:09 pm #

    Sounds very exciting. I love Traffic. To me, they are the best british band ever. And The Church is the best international band ever.

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 May 2008 at 2:09 pm #

    good night everybody.sweet dreams.xo 🙂

  23. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 19 May 2008 at 2:27 pm #

    I surmise that the alluring prog song is going to be more like Genesis, Yes and Pink Floyd !

  24. avatar
    captain mission | 19 May 2008 at 3:55 pm #

    i love bike riding to except i get very confused with all the gears, why not have one gear, these modern bikes have freaking 20-30 gears, i mean why, in the olde days one gear was good enough.
    i love that zone, yeah it’s quite meditative, the world passes you by and just that timeless moment in front of your wheel, until you have to fiddle with the gears anyway.
    oh what a grand title for a song, i love love, it’s the best thing.

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 May 2008 at 4:06 pm #

    Who is Rick Maimi?

  26. avatar
    mahatma kane jeeves | 19 May 2008 at 7:38 pm #

    been away and just read the last four together…the blogs friday to yesterday are as wise and absolutley motivational as anything i’ve ever read….fantastically inspiring. next time you write a down blog and i am tempted to supply you with unsolicited advice on how not to be such a miserable fucker, i shall reread these three and keep my malformed opinion to myself.

  27. avatar
    mahatma kane jeeves | 19 May 2008 at 7:40 pm #

    i do know how to spell absolutely by the way, it my grammar thats the problem

  28. avatar
    davem | 19 May 2008 at 7:43 pm #

    Oh, this is so exciting. New Church stuff – the greatest band in the history of rock – sounding a bit prog like the second greatest band…Gabriel-era genesis.
    And anon at 2.06 you well know that Ricky M is a fab bloke and FAMOUS for his work with BJM, Mellow D and the church boys.

  29. avatar
    nickfiction | 19 May 2008 at 8:14 pm #

    at a rock concert the other night I picked up a flyer mentioning something about an art show for SK printed on expensive green paper…… anyone else here in OH going ? It’s a long drive …… see ya there?

  30. avatar
    princey | 20 May 2008 at 12:03 am #

    Oh right, and the real Ricky spells his name wrong!!? Nerker=Drongo

  31. avatar
    Melquiades | 1 June 2008 at 1:00 pm #

    looking forward to it.

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