posted on August 30, 2008 at 9:02 pm

early morning rain
the days possibilities rush out ahead of me
david duchow
who you may or may not know
has sent me a video for every track on painkiller
i downloaded them last nite while i slept
i have already seen” not what you say”
an epic track which changes and ebbs n flows
finally ending up in a quagmire of marine ambience
it goes for thirty minutes….
davids videos for my/our songs are on you tube
once you have seen one of dd’s vids
theres no mistaking them
in mirror images of nature
david locates an incredible symmetry
gods and devils appear
hindu deities hidden in the patterns of a trees roots
the images merge slowly into each other
they dissolve
producing more illusions and half-sightings
they are brilliant because david harnesses nature
and uses it to produce images with staggering architecture
on” not what you say”
i feel like im inside the brain of a dying man
as his mind throws up random images of his life
rooms in hotels turn red and bulging holes appear
kilbey appears via his selfportraits
and disintegrates into a blue lake
scenes from a childhood move across the screen
and finally we drift
over an oceanic desert
i will be viewing the other ten vids after writing this blog
we will be projecting dds vids at the painkiller gig
10 sept sydney-towne
the only gig
with very special guests
hats off to dd
in his remote canadian wilderness
carrying on the good fucking fight of art for arts sake
and producing visuals that are so appropriate for my stuff
(they allow much intepretation!)
plans could be afoot to make a visual version of pkiller available
and then
i’d like to get polinski to remix it for surround sound
i cannot imagine anything more fucking trippy
than turning up painkiller real loud
and watching it on a big screen
while all the radiotronics swirl round the room
i dont have a system like that
(i got no system just a little tv)
but if i did
i would love to see that
superb stuff!

21 Responses to “her kiss is the whip of the moon”

  1. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 30 August 2008 at 9:39 pm #

    Gods and Devils and Hindu deities. The major trinity being Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Nina Hagan and Dave Davies (Kinks) are Hindu. Sk’s allured me into the intrigue of Hindu mysticism. But I’ll always be a penitent Catholic. Painkiller is IMMINENT !

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    esne snoner | 30 August 2008 at 9:53 pm #

    woo-hoo – another dimension of enjoyment just added to all things church on this fine sunday – david duchow seems a dedicated fan with the added ability to put back into the mix visuals beautifully complementing the aurals we know and love – see it all at

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    Anonymous | 30 August 2008 at 10:19 pm #

    all this good news. my life brimmeth over with church-y-ness.
    dvd. yes yes yes.

    and sk at #37 in the blogge charts.
    excellent because it’s my favourite number


  4. avatar
    davem | 30 August 2008 at 10:43 pm #

    I don’t like big TV’s. We’ll have to show it at cinemas across the globe!! Make a refreshing change from that fucking kia-ora advert.

  5. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 30 August 2008 at 11:42 pm #

    can’t wait can’t wait can’t wait can’t wait can’t wait!!!
    love always…

  6. avatar
    questionsaboutfaith | 31 August 2008 at 12:16 am #

    David Duchow sounds cool. I’ll have to locate him on YOUTUBE. When is Kilbey doing a tour across the USA at Starbucks Coffee locations? HA

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    chrome3d | 31 August 2008 at 4:53 am #

    That would be a nice addition to have the album as CD/DVD, like Beck had that one album few years ago. I would like to see them all videos in high-res from my TV instead of Youtube, where half of the time I´m looking at freezed image and some clock ticking around.

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    the dean | 31 August 2008 at 6:31 am #

    I’m going to the painkiler gig.

    Who else from these illustrious pages is going?

    3D surround sound trip – I’ll have to buy a system too

  9. avatar
    eek | 31 August 2008 at 9:46 am #

    The more I read about the upcoming Painkiller gig the crankier I am that I won't be able to see it. >:(

    I shouldn't complain too much though (that I shouldn't complain has never stopped me from doing so though) considering how much material is in the pipeline from the Kilbey/Church camp. We've been really quite spoiled over the past several years.

    Loved the blogs over the past several days, but have been too much of a slacker to comment. But I am reading and enjoying them.

  10. avatar
    fantasticandy | 31 August 2008 at 9:51 am #

    how come DD gets the ‘superior to the album’ mixes?

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    princey | 31 August 2008 at 10:33 am #

    Me too eek, it’s going to be a doozie, and we aint gonna be there :(…please, pleeeease, can someone(the dean?)tape it and stick it on youtube!! (only if thats ok with sk of course)
    Thanx for all the Painkiller details tho sk, loving it all!
    Love Amanda

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 31 August 2008 at 10:39 am #

    haha,is there a scene where SK gets attacked by Jackson Pollock’s beaver?

  13. avatar
    isolde | 31 August 2008 at 12:17 pm #

    available now following special request and hotter than ever…

  14. avatar
    princey | 31 August 2008 at 12:21 pm #

    Thanks Isolde…aint he shweet!

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 31 August 2008 at 1:09 pm #

    #21 on blog charts. with a bullet.

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    flyingbird | 31 August 2008 at 1:12 pm #

    Thank you Steve, for another fabulous reading, as usual.

    I really appreciate it that although you know there are always arrows and slings hiding in the dark,you seldom really mind and you still keep your road widely open. (While many of us actually get mostly irritated while we get offened)

    I thank you mostly because you didnt show a beautified you at here, but a real, true you. I wonder how many people can do this. I understand that if everybody set down every thought that has crossed our mind, then everyone, I mean everyone, will be considered as a monster by the world. Cause we are human being.

    I love your music, you paintings, I love this blog – they all come from a beautiful soul. It’s beautiful cause it belongs to a true being, a real man who never rufuses to look into the deepest place of himself.

    I love you, not as a woman(I’m sure many women will) but a human being, to another human being.

    I love you.

  17. avatar
    flyingbird | 31 August 2008 at 1:42 pm #

    I sincerely apologize if I offened some person at here. But please, let’s dont cast stones easily. Remember the reason why we are all here, ain’t it because we love SK’s music? It is really something precious and something we shall cherish – in some way our hearts are connected – by the music – although we dont really know each other.

    I feel so grateful that I came across so many gorgeous people through this blog. I was ignorant; I’m still iggnorant now, but wiser than i was yesterday. So I thank this blog and the friends I meet here.

    peace and love to you all.

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 31 August 2008 at 3:06 pm #

    painkiller?…the mind boggles as to what goes into the process….its been too long SK.give us painkiller,please .:):( x

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    Anonymous | 31 August 2008 at 4:31 pm #

    I loved that Roland vocoder – it was unique to the Church, part of your ‘signature’ sound. You even let the hired keyboard-player use it on the 84 US tour. Good days.

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    restaurant mark | 31 August 2008 at 9:29 pm #

    check out you tube as soon as i can…sounds great. liked the last blog about the fretless bass/vocoder etc….wanna get a fender jazz fretless, but with the markers…saw an antique white one with the dark red tortoise shell pick guard…beautiful. i play kind of slidy to begin with, so i’ve wanted one for a while…dreams…

    take care everyone

    by the way, everyone think good thoughts for new orleans with the hurricane getting closer…don’t know if it can take another big hit. i want to see it in all it’s seedy glory again…not broken down and desolate.

  21. avatar
    PAGEY | 31 August 2008 at 10:05 pm #

    David Duchow has a website with links of course to download these great videos (pre-painkiller vids)

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