posted on December 19, 2010 at 4:23 pm

cos we're lovers and that is that

yeah adelaide!

yeah melbourne !

yeah geelong!

i sit in me lux hotel room

watching rain blow across melbourne

clouds come n go

the rain sliding across glass

i do yoga

i lost my jazz smoke

if you come tonite to thornberry theatre n you love yer old being

bring me a jazzy ciggy please

ask to see me i’ll be waiting to take your call

tonight the last night

yeah boo hoo

i could use a rest

yessaday played in record shop called pure pop in st kilda

great shop

played with gb3

richard from the undies on drums

he has the look of a startled kitten…a very catlike man

but boy he played drums real good

rob too on guitar n bass a wonderful muso

gb himself impeccable

we even did threshold from jack frost

and i couldnt find the right notes oh fuck!

then my one true fan plus mary melissa n ryan mc drove to geelong

i was knackered after all of that

whatever whatever

tonight tonight

it will be all that i promised n more

im hungry im horny im ready for some showbiz action

ready to tread them boards

ooh i move like a buddhist aerobics instructor

ooh i move like the beast i am the great beast

at least

i insinuate where i’m coming from

you see me play you know what i’m all about

if you dont understand you never fucking will

you cant dig my groovy trip i dont care

if you can then you understand

what i offer

i cant put it into words

but its sweet n its strong n lasts long

its deep you can feel it in yer sleep

i am what you say i am

i do what you think i do

i rock i shock i take off yer frock

i roll i stroll i love you little doll

oh its hard to be inside my mansuit with myself today

so much energy

im restless im prowling round my room n my teeth long to sink into it

music love drugs sex dreams n death

oh unleash me apollo that i may let my warm round bass shake their guts

oh give me leave to receive your divinest inspiration

oh i am no ordinary man

i’m not like everybody else

tonight i will sing i will croon like a beloved groom

i will arrange your memories just so

we will open up your head and there will be no dread

yeah i love to stalk that stage defying age defying this temporary cage

i am your tame lion

i am your mangy panther

i am king fox

i am wolfe i am thirsty i have a taste for mankind

i am kilbey i am steven i am even odd

yeah i love it

i love being me me me me me me

ha ha ha

can you imagine?

oh its too much

i need some jazz to put it in perspective

hit me now

fix me angel

soothe my heat

stroke my smoking muzzle

oh i am bad n i am good too

you know it

you know what its all about

body mind soul



thats it

now listen to my songs

they sing you your life

they are given me by the veiled muse who is with me since birth

my muse oh how she sang to me as a childe

in her language of love

oh how the words fly to me outta thin air

an embarrassment of riches

i disdain the humdrum i avoid the ordinary

tonight will be everything i say

and when its over

i’m gonna throw that money on the bed

she’ll see i wasnt just talking

then i’m gonna go out


44 Responses to “hi, my names steve and this is my blog……”

  1. avatar
    Ingrid | 19 December 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    The time being, where have you been….I can’t believe I’ve just discovered this. I went to Lizottes at Newcastle on Friday night and the gig at Milton. They were both amazing. I have been trying to figure out a way to get to Melbourne for tonights show at the Thornbury, but unfortunately can’t make it – I know I’m missing out big time. All the best or tonight’s show. I wish I could be there and it makes it even harder after just having read this.


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    cazziem | 19 December 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    Love the blog SK. Hope all goes well to-night, but the main thing you need to go is just have fun! fun! fun!. Oh, and enough the rest after, you’ve ceratinly earned it. xx

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    john ruckenhoose | 19 December 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    you seem more positive and alive without the jazzy stuff my friend

  4. avatar
    davem | 19 December 2010 at 7:19 pm #

    Tut tut!
    Mind you I’m still drinking….

  5. avatar
    matt Davison | 19 December 2010 at 7:52 pm #

    Oi…. Mangy Panther is back!! Get the muzzle!!

  6. avatar
    trick of the light | 19 December 2010 at 8:04 pm #

    sheesh! I am blushing…someone get me on a plane.

    lucky ticketholders – lucky lucky lucky…

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    PINK CHURCH FLOYD | 19 December 2010 at 8:09 pm #

    You’re still vamped Kilb’s
    How fantastic does it feel,
    I’ve had a total of 3 hours sleep since i saw you guys at Geelong.
    I drove home, had 2 teas, popped some forte and climbed into bed.
    Went through my mobile pics that i snuck in of you guys and chose one for my wallpaper.
    You taking a sip from your lovely looking drink in that tall, wide glass…
    Have a ball tonight like you did last night Kilb’s
    Next time i see you guys, i so long to hear ‘Endless sea and Destination”

    I walked my dogs early this evening.
    And listened to the church on my ipod.
    I sang as i walked and didn’t give a fuck who heard me.
    I proudly walked in my P=A T shirt that i’ve longed to own for such a long time, and hoped that the undone jacket that i was wearing didn’t conceal the poodle on speed standing in front of the pyramid
    Love Bark Clay

  8. avatar
    Ithaki | 19 December 2010 at 8:19 pm #

    Ooh divinity personified, this is brilliance Sir! Our love is an old love baby….

  9. avatar
    eekie | 19 December 2010 at 8:53 pm #

    …down in jungleland…

  10. avatar
    Helen Athanassiou | 19 December 2010 at 9:00 pm #

    Wow, damn shame it’s too late to get on a plane! I will now just sit back and picture the scene in my own mind, cos that’s the only place that I can be, the finesse of the wierd, the sane and the ones that think that they are somewhat normal that inhabitat this place and then one can only hope that there is a door that opens…

  11. avatar
    Kelda | 19 December 2010 at 9:41 pm #

    Love your work and who would want to even anyway:)

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 December 2010 at 10:27 pm #

    Hey Steve,

    Another GREAT show in good ‘ol Geelong last night – thankyou, and great to catch up afterwards, but i gotta say you looked absolutely spent mate, so i was mindful not to tax you with to much chat (i’d forgotten you’d also done the a/noon show with GB3)…some of my friends who hadn’t seen the band for awhile were VERY impressed and will hopefully start to discover some of the newer material, and my wife and three kids really enjoyed it too – how could they not?!! Absolutely hilarious banter in between songs make me smile 🙂

    Here’s wishing you, your family and the rest of the band all the best for the festive season, whatever that may entail…and fingers crossed for the upcoming US Tour – what an expedition that will be! Good Luck!!


    Jon from Geelong.

    P.s. I’ll see if i can get my Dad’s old mate to bring Doug Wade along for ya next time! Maybe he can give you some kicking lessons :), although your moves weren’t too bad on stage i must say…
    While we’re on the subject of ‘footy’ (your favourite subject i know), i meant too mention it ages ago but forgot…last year there was a very spiteful game between Essendon and Hawthorn – lots of niggle and agro etc. (what’s new? i hear you say) and an incident where a particular player was ‘taken out’ without him even knowing there was a freight train about to hurtle him into next week. Of course there was a big who-ha about it all, and on the replay on the news/sports shows what music do they have to accompany such a vile act? ‘Unguarded Moment’ of course! At the time, I couldn’t help but think what you wouldv’e made of it all…(insert wry smile).

  13. avatar
    melby symon | 19 December 2010 at 11:31 pm #

    Geelong. WOW

    Pure fucking genius
    Best gig ever. Full stop. Ever. EVER.

    Came from the outer east of Melby to Geelong.
    2 hour drive but worth every minute.

    The gig was perfect.
    The Church were perfect.
    You were in fine form SK

    Grind was a fitting and monumental conclusion to a double encore.

    Why haven’t The Church had a “major” hit since 1990 ?
    It is a shameful and sad reflection on the Australian music industry, our pathetic society and mass media.

    So many songs…from so many albums… should have been well documented landmarks in the 30 year journey of The Church

    Steve..thanks making The Church’s Geelong gig so memorable

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    Jason (jmb066) | 19 December 2010 at 11:48 pm #

    And what a fantastic blog it is. The Time Being is alive and Well!! Get some Jazz and Tear It All Away. When I read this Night Sequence was on rotation and fit your words very well. Get some rest and enjoy yourself, can’t wait to see you in Chicago on the 11th. I dont know which album I want to hear more, listening to Untitled the other day put a smile on face while we were out Christmas shopping knowing I would soon hear the whole thing and Anchorage is going to be a treat live. Priest will rock, Paradox is my fave and Starfish is where it all began and to hear the whole thing live is going to bring everything full circle. Dont ever stop mangy Panther becuase music for me ends with you and The Church.


  15. avatar
    Freddie | 20 December 2010 at 12:11 am #

    You sound feisty today and I like that! :->
    I just wish I was in that audience tonight, lucky sods!

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 20 December 2010 at 12:27 am #


    “then my one true fan and…” , WOW !!!! You can identify with ‘ONE TRUE FAN’ – I’m a little hurt by that one. Guess I will get over it quick enough. I thought at this career junction…we are all ‘true fans’ , the one who unabashedly adore you and hang on your every word…blah…blah…blah…


    Darrin K.

    READERS- I am not actually hurt by this, I am playing an ironic twist to this and past comments. Music, as is, contains the most POWERFUL drug in the universe…ADORATION !!!! I , myself, admire SK for reasons far beyond his media creations, more for his brotherhood-fatherhood- etc… if the music and all ended…I’d still be here because I believe SK has some profound and unique things to say and write, and hopefully HE reads and reacts accordingly to the responses back from us, the masses, the mass, or politely put : ‘true fans’ … thats fucking funny.

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    Lara | 20 December 2010 at 12:59 am #

    Speaking of GB3…
    just a note to thank those who helped me get a hold of “Damaged/Controlled.” Totally worth the search: swelling waves of guitar, cool instruments (I don’t even know what a raagini is, but it sounds good), and two great voices (SK’s deep, breathy sound on most tracks; Philippa Nihill’s soaring vocals on the first and last). Faves are “I’m the One,” “Damaged/Controlled,” and “Sunday.” And for anyone else looking, it’s now on itunes. Christmas present to yourself, I say.

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    veleska1970 | 20 December 2010 at 3:25 am #

    you sound like you’re about to jump out of your skin you’re so excited. loved the blog today.

    lotza love….

  19. avatar
    Donna | 20 December 2010 at 4:46 am #

    Whew!! Hope you have fun tonight!

  20. avatar
    Jonny Hollywood | 20 December 2010 at 5:35 am #

    hi my names jonny hollywood and this is my comment, HOLLYWOOD LOVES SHOWBIZ!!!

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    redgrevillea | 20 December 2010 at 7:21 am #

    Love that spirit, wonderful man!! 🙂 love & respect, r.

  22. avatar
    mime | 20 December 2010 at 7:52 am #

    forever and ever…

  23. avatar
    c.o'neill | 20 December 2010 at 9:17 am #

    You’re still beautiful baby

  24. avatar
    DavidP | 20 December 2010 at 9:41 am #

    all that Jazz wont do you no good
    you know this
    and yet old habits die hard I know
    and to some extent ye know not what ye do
    cos if you did…
    but in the end you cant say you had no idea
    it wont give the right perspective
    it wont allow alignment
    you know this

  25. avatar
    princey | 20 December 2010 at 10:33 am #

    Hi sk, you’re probably sick of seeing my mug after this weekend, BUT, I have to say THANK YOU for creating the best band in the world and sharing your music with us over 30 years!! Wow! all shows were brilliant sk, honestly, I’d be lost without the Church’s music to sooth my soul, man. It was fun hanging out with you and thanks for your how-to-drive handy hints too!! 🙂

    Enjoy your well deserved break in the warm sun and hope to hear from u soon,
    love always, Amanda

  26. avatar
    Cocoamo | 20 December 2010 at 10:38 am #

    What a crazy blog. You make me smile. Thank you.

    Stellar idea being your own best champion. I mean, fan adoration is swell, but superficial. We don’t really know you, although we all think we do.

    When you lay your head down and close your eyes, thinking a list of kind phrases can drown out anything negative that cropped up during the day. (I repeat: “I am strong, I am powerful, I am perfect, I am whole, I am loving, I am happy, I am harmonious”). The words in your blog today would do fine. While this practice might seem juvenile and Pollyanish, it can realign those bad neurons that want to torment you. Don’t forget a lovely fragrance on the pillow for happy dreams.

    Of course, there is always the question of reality creation too, for which I use, “There is wealth and abundance for all”, “It’s all good, it’s all fine, everything I want is mine”, and “Money in the bank and cattle on the hill” (an old family saying).

    Sometimes we are our own worst enemies with guilt and self blame. Be kind to your mind.

    Your friend in Pennsylvania
    (Now in Cocoa Beach)

  27. avatar
    Steven Krut | 20 December 2010 at 10:46 am #

    What a wonderful mood you’re in. Yep, you’re right. You’re pretty awesome. 🙂

  28. avatar
    Brie | 20 December 2010 at 1:27 pm #

    Came to your show last night at Thornbury Theatre; loved it. Thank you so very very much!

  29. avatar
    BigSmilesKate | 20 December 2010 at 3:22 pm #

    True to your word, you were in fine form last night. Only sorry I could not use my tickets for Friday and Saturday as planned – beyond my control. Thank you so much for your time and your care and your note. Craig loved meeting you too.
    Until next time..

    Big Smiles



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    Lisa | 20 December 2010 at 5:18 pm #

    You whipper snapper you! Such a livewire, spitfire, wild one, ball of energy (or is it confusion?), firecracker, mangy panther indeed – ooooh I like that ‘hungry’ side of you. So visceral and palpable I could almost sense it all…sigh!

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    Babbaganoosh | 20 December 2010 at 10:49 pm #

    jazz smoke

    And I gotta get up
    And I gotta get on
    And I gotta get off
    And I gotta get out
    And I gotta get up
    And I gotta get on
    And I gotta get off
    And I can’t let it go

  32. avatar
    Wilfred Paradise | 20 December 2010 at 11:24 pm #

    the greatest things in the world have come from neurotics – proust said that – steve, you’re neurotic – and it’s a wonderful thing – enjoy, enjoy – bring it all back to the States – wilfred paradise

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    Cecilia | 21 December 2010 at 3:18 am #

    tonight will be everything i say
    and when its over
    i’m gonna throw that money on the bed
    she’ll see i wasnt just talking
    then i’m gonna go out

    Esta noche será todo lo que yo diga
    y cuando termina
    tiraré el dinero sobre la cama
    ella verá que no solamente hablaba
    luego saldré
    a caminar

  34. avatar
    gavgams | 21 December 2010 at 5:13 am #

    I think the Geelong show was the best Churchey gig I’ve been too (and there’s been a few). Different from the normal pub type thing. Great music, sound, of course, but I particularly liked the relaxed approach and the band’s interactions. I guess you coudn’t keep doing the Church thing if you didn’t enjoy each others company.. and the friendships was there to see. …
    Marty’s wry smile in connection to hot tubs, models and recording distractions…
    Steve and band played one song from every album chronoigicaly backwards. And put all of these events / releases in context of the bands history and bakground events and experiences.
    O yea, the concert notes and 4 track ep cd was great. Thank you.

  35. avatar
    clemencycc | 21 December 2010 at 8:29 am #

    you can visit my jazz club any time you want….

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    plumlady | 21 December 2010 at 12:14 pm #

    Is Apollo leaving his hard earned money on the bed for the sirens? You’re still a studly rocker….Gaelsong sounds so wonderful and so far away; wish I could have been there!

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    kell | 21 December 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    Time 4 rest, time is blessed, time to crawl back into your soul, a nice warm comforting hole?, time 2 be true, time 2 bee you, thankyou 4 all, now ignore us & be more.
    It’s the Soltice tonight, please be alright, waves of Light, penetrating your Sight, it really is alright, Love you & always will,
    It is all worthwhile,
    Now give us a smile,
    Best Wishes to You & Your Family,

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    sarah | 21 December 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    your muse is one sassy lady! a true trickster sister if she is whispering this beauty in your ear. makes me desire the physical. long for the material….and all the delicious suffering of life. poem is hot hot hot and deep. thank-you.

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    hellbound heart | 21 December 2010 at 7:00 pm #

    reckless and sensual indulgences
    endorphin overdrive
    stroke those nerve endings
    until they strain for release
    tightly wound soul
    around a core of diamonds
    sparkling explosion

    love always….

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    lily was here | 23 December 2010 at 10:28 am #

    you described Richard purrfectly! gb3 rocked Pure pop.
    “Every Hour God Sends” was thunderous, loved it, loved it, loved it sk

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