posted on December 17, 2009 at 11:47 pm

wake up its a windy day
i got wall to wall indian sea
yachts and ships and sea gulls tossed in the air
the traffic q’s up along the coast strip
gotta get into the office
move figures from one column to the next
the pool man is down there working on the pool
that damn ph balance….
and hes got a uniform he wears each day
as he performs his minor chemical miracles
i wonder if ‘is wife says grrrr i love ya in yer uniform, daddy
and the surf instructors teaching people to surf
and the construction starts up
but im up on the 18th floor baby
i sky high
and i type type type
i got nothin’ better to do except yoga
and when i do yoga gonna play something soothing on my computer
and i’m gonna lean into that yoga hard
like it was wind n i’m on a sailing boat
i’m gonna put all my weight into yoga
because yoga gives back what you put in
and yoga you can depend on
so what else have you got but yerself n yoga
yoke thyself ninny
yoke thyself to thyself or to yer god or to yer universe
i dont care if the void swallows my blogs
i am a perpetual type type type
i am a eternal frame putting yer world into perspective for ya!
hey merry xmas big smiles kate who fights and fights and fights
oh you are a true heroine
and i feel like screaming angrily why why why
oh if i could right every wrong
if i could underwrite every wrong
if i could bring back your loved ones
restore your precious health
lay a fortune on ya
my dearest ones around the world
these words are all i have
yes i am a fake and a fraud
but i am also me
and he cares about you all
all i have are my songs and my stuff
all of it yours*
*conditions apply
its eight o clock in perth
is it the 18th?
its 11 in sydney
elli n minna are 18
gee my daughters sure are fine
eve n aurora rocket up
scarlet kilbey gets into character
a cross between queen elizabeth the first and queen elizabeth the taylor
i mean my mum went to school with jean simmons
and she says scarlets a jean genie
and scarlets got a forehead bulging with brains
i think the aliens got the universe reclining in her hair
why so hard to count our blessings i wonder
i drink gatorade now to prevent dehydration
hardly anyone in the sea
in the indian sea
can you believe it….india?
my india where the hindu gods walking in beautiful jungles
and krishna waits in the forest of vrindavan waiting for radha
oh boy the sound of his flute will drop you in ecstasy
i look out again at the indian sea glittering in western southern summer
remember i am an ENGLISHMAN
so all this is essentially foreign to me
to all you pommies back in blighty
suffering in the grey december void
oh my dears then this is where you limeys wanna be
unless the sweet snow falls for ya
youre sitting in trains in the premature dusk
youre heading up the m13 to knightswater
im a half english/australian mongrel
good for neither
ostracized by both
not one thing or another
a half breed
like scarlet kilbey
she doesnt know how to talk
shes got the old michael hutchence transatlantic/pacific twang
shes got 3 types of pronunciation to choose from
so she does…chooses from em all
she gonna end up talking like keith richards or patti smith..

it just did it again
i tried to publish
it drops the connection
but for some reason half of it has disappeared
this stupid server at this hotel
nice going guys

41 Responses to “hotel morning”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 December 2009 at 1:33 am #

    still enjoying yer half serves SK…good work dude…the internet/puteys…frustrating.

    press send.

  2. avatar
    melissa | 18 December 2009 at 1:42 am #

    have a wonderful time in good ol' Perth … and an even better time when you get home over Christmas with your fambily! 🙂


  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 December 2009 at 2:11 am #

    Hey SK
    It was a pleasure catching up with you before the gig and listening to that jazz record. Awesome show -only complaint is that it wasnt loud enough but i guess that was the quarry reich in operation.
    Am looking forward to tonights show – TURN IT UP!!

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    Anonymous | 18 December 2009 at 3:12 am #

    Please accept with no obligation, implied or explicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2009, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere . Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.

  5. avatar
    Freddie | 18 December 2009 at 3:54 am #

    “it drops the connection
    but for some reason half of it has disappeared
    this stupid server at this hotel”

    Aliens! Now they’re tapping into yer blogs! :-O

  6. avatar
    adina | 18 December 2009 at 4:01 am #

    Hybrids r strongest.

    Yoga noob here, lovin it!!

    Xoxo ^__^

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 December 2009 at 5:02 am #

    So good the Twillies are here, a very special Christmas coming up.

    Rock the Quarry tonite, would love to be there. Sounds like this hotel is one of the better ones, love the ocean views, it makes it very hard to check out. Unless it's like the Hotel California.

    Peace & love,

  8. avatar
    PAGEY | 18 December 2009 at 5:30 am #

    finally! I got you in exactly the opposite side of the earth from where i live. Waiting for this. Rejoice to Krishna! Rejoice to Joyce! Long live the Church! Hard rock at the quarry..x2

  9. avatar
    steve kilbey | 18 December 2009 at 6:03 am #

    thanks homer n friend

  10. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 18 December 2009 at 6:25 am #

    i've heard that perth is quite a cool place to visit and even to live in….

    love always….

  11. avatar
    popular hotels | 18 December 2009 at 7:02 am #

    yeah, its a windy morning…
    Nice poem dude…
    Congratulates and thanks for sharing your bright thoughts with us..

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 December 2009 at 7:23 am #

    headline from the news today

    "Suspected U.S. Drone Strike Kills 15 in Pakistan – two babies dead in carnage"

    Where is the outrage Steve?

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 December 2009 at 7:52 am #

    Nice one (again)….thanks Steve!!


  14. avatar
    cazziem | 18 December 2009 at 7:52 am #

    Don't you know it's cruel to tease? I just started my car up to heat up a little before I set off to work for the day and its -3° here in Blighty. Quite a few parts of the country have snow and there's you taunting us with your beautiful views and telling us it's where we should be. I bet there's not one of us Brits who would pass up the chance to be there with you! Mind you, being a half breed myself, the other half being Austrian, I think I'd rather be in England than Austria, cos around this time of year the snow there averages about four feet, and only being five foot two, I've got no chance! Haha!

    Never mind, I think I'll listen to El Mo S on the way to work, which is so soothing I'm sure to be transported to a completely different world.

  15. avatar
    steve kilbey | 18 December 2009 at 8:01 am #

    i am outraged anon
    isnt everyone
    outraged by war
    who isnt?

  16. avatar
    Persephone | 18 December 2009 at 8:38 am #

    I'm loving the snow in blighty, Cazziem – I stayed up half the night watching it fall! Just getting ready to go outside and frolic with the young 'un and can't wait. But I was just in Austria last week in fact, and wish I was still there now. Miss the bells chiming all the time and the lovely Christmas markets. It's a perfect place to spend the winter.


  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 December 2009 at 8:51 am #

    The point about war is that nobody seems to be outraged anymore. You are good example. Haven't really mentioned it once under new american president whilst Bush was oft brought up and even compared to Hitler. The new president picks up peace prize only a few weeks after sending 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan and not a peep? Why is this blatant contradiction going unnoticed? I understand that bush has abrasive personality and obama is the smooth cat at the party, but isn't the true issue being anti war? YOu have said that as soon as the first child dies all bets are off. Well, the first child and then some have died under obama and not a single peep? I take that back, actually your complete comment was "bush started it, i'm just a singer". In the US we had nightly body count on every news station under bush. Now, like you, suspiciously quiet. My only question, and you can provide the answer Steve, why?

  18. avatar
    melissa | 18 December 2009 at 9:19 am #

    just re-reading again, 'queen elizabeth the taylor' … hahaha! that's so funny 😉 What a beautiful lady she was back in the day!


  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 December 2009 at 10:04 am #

    For a long while now I've been regularly saving stuff to USBs, if important. Maybes it involves a wee bit extra work (plug in stick/open doc/cut n paste), but it may help alleviate the frustration of losing stuff like this?

  20. avatar
    eek | 18 December 2009 at 10:59 am #

    "im a half english/australian mongrel"

    I've always rather liked the mutts of the world!

    "i am outraged anon
    isnt everyone
    outraged by war
    who isnt?"

    In an online discussion of recent-ish (past 30 years or so) war movies, one guy complained that the vast majority of them "only showed the ugly side of war", so maybe that's the guy who isn't outraged.

    My thought (or hope, at least) is that he isn't very good at writing what he means, but c'mon — "the ugly side of war"? As opposed to what? The pretty side of war??? I don't think he ever actually did clear up what he meant.

    And check out this rarity, folks:

    The last five hard bound copies of SK's "Earthed, Nineveh, & The Ephemeron" are available at the SK Art site. There were only 50 of these hard bound copies made and each book is numbered (the ones for sale on the site are numbers 5, 15, 21, 31, & 47). Each book is also signed by Steve.

    Click on the Steve Kilbey Art link on the right side of TTB blog to go to the site, then scroll down to the books, or click here for the direct link to these books.

  21. avatar
    eek | 18 December 2009 at 12:37 pm #

    click here to see a fantastic set of pics from The Corner church gig.

  22. avatar
    Celticat | 18 December 2009 at 12:55 pm #

    Twas a GREAT Evening at The Quarry Ampitheatre, the perfect place to see The Church.

    Thanks Steve we had a night to remember.


  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 December 2009 at 3:35 pm #

    just got home from the 2nd quarry gig
    the church are at the height of their powers
    met sk
    an energy ball, very funny
    a human-a-tarianasourus

    ghost ship
    ghost ship
    hoist the sales
    hoist the sales

    ….in e minor

    tonight was louder..perfect
    alot of love for the church in perth, perfect
    come back soon
    and no not supporting billy issacks
    we want the real deal
    the church in your lounge room

    watch out for those beagles!

  24. avatar
    veleska1970 | 18 December 2009 at 3:39 pm #

    have you ever visited india? or thought about it?

    glad to see you're enjoying perth, wind and all. sorry about the computer acting up. blogger does that to me from time to time so i always copy the text before i publish, just in case it wipes out. but as always, thanks for taking the time to write. we appreciate it!!

    lotza love…..

  25. avatar
    fantasticandy | 18 December 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    knew you'd get 'em all home for xmas killer, how wonderful!

    dave, sounds horrible mate, very sobering….even more so at this time of year.
    chrissy's mum dropped dead on christmas day a few years back so i know how it is………..

    kate…big smiles and all, iv'e no idea what's not going right, but i sure hope it sorts itself out.

  26. avatar
    sanfoin | 18 December 2009 at 5:26 pm #

    Like the poolman tests the water, we can also test our own Ph. The secret of good health, I'm told, lies in the balance: not too acidic or too alkaline.

    Gatorade is as acidic as soda pop.

    Naturally (i.e. human naturally) I'm writing this while sipping coffee — probably the worst of all heathenish drinks.

  27. avatar
    davem | 18 December 2009 at 7:11 pm #

    Snow here sk.
    Love to big smiles kate.

  28. avatar
    Jasperina | 18 December 2009 at 8:42 pm #

    Go as Alice when she's 10 feet tall. A bright and beautiful morning here in Sydney. The white knight is talking backwards and the red queen is off her her head. The cicadas just started humming. Will take a walk and feel the ambience of the cool breeze. Sounds like you are witnessing a magic vista on the Perth horizon.

  29. avatar
    kokky | 18 December 2009 at 10:11 pm #

    So, do you do the asanas you love, hate or alternate? Reckon fire yoga hip openers are a perfect preparation just before doing a concert.

    Scando is freezin and dark right now.. -11C in Oh Slow.

  30. avatar
    Ellen | 18 December 2009 at 10:51 pm #

    Your words are enough for me, Steve.

    So glad you have all your fine ladies with you.

    I've returned to yoga with a vengeance and it is making a HUGE difference. The little twinge in the middle of my back is gone after just a dozen or so sessions!

    Yep, yoga really works! So for those of you on the fence, please heed the killa's words. Try it and please stay with it!

    My first yoga instructor said that yoga is the only activity that you actually get better with age, as opposed to almost every other physical sport/activity.

    Beautiful blog post. Enjoying gorgeous Los Angeles weather today.

  31. avatar
    Ellen | 18 December 2009 at 11:02 pm #

    eek –

    Thanks for the link. Those are fantastic photos! All the blokes look just FINE!

  32. avatar
    CSTCoach | 18 December 2009 at 11:08 pm #

    "have you ever visited india? or thought about it?"

    i told ya i've got an open invite, sk. easy to set it up if you want to go.

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 December 2009 at 3:20 am #

    Suspiciously quiet? big mouth Kilbey ran out of words? All mouth and nothing to back it up. You big pussy.
    Come back to the state and you're get a big fucking surprise. you got any balls?

  34. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 19 December 2009 at 5:21 am #

    well…..sounds like you ended things off with a bang over in perf….time to go home now and spend the festive season with your fambily……

    love always…..

  35. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 19 December 2009 at 5:30 am #

    thanks eekie!!!! wonderful, wonderful piccies!

    peace and love…..

  36. avatar
    princey | 19 December 2009 at 12:10 pm #

    Beautiful, beautiful photos at The Corner, thanks eek and thanks to the photographer too, I remember you photographers blocked my view for half the night, blinding us with the flash, but hey, it was worth it after seeing these beauties:):)
    them blue eyez, they hypnotize

    I guess we wont hear from TTB for a while, lots of chrissy shopping to do for 6 girls!…good luck there kilbs:)

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 December 2009 at 5:38 pm #

    For help in losing blogs, have you tried typing in a Word document and saving it to your computer, then copying text into the web page when you are ready to post?

  38. avatar
    cazziem | 19 December 2009 at 9:31 pm #

    Thanks eek for link to The Corner gig, brilliant pics. I agree with you on the "mutts" of the world. Let's face it without us and our ancestry half the world would be missing some very interesting people! Mind you being descendant of nobility on my Austrian mother's side, I do sometimes wonder how life would have turned out if that line hadn't been broken!!

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 December 2009 at 12:04 am #

    the folks whom determine n give a score to genius,are not usually genius,themselves.ya finde that sometimes,"it takes one,to know one/i know you are but what am i!;)"xo

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 December 2009 at 5:12 am #

    Thank you Steve. If you could only know how much you have uplifted me. We have met a few times but don't know each other, yet you have moved me to tears, lifted me out of doldrums into joy last week and given me songs like Grind to relate to when I need to steel myself.

    Thanks Eek for the photos – wonderful. I had the videographer in front of me, I was on Peter's side at the corner. All good though.

    Thank you Melissa – you know what for beautiful lady.

    Thanks too to Fantasticandy and Davem – been sick with the C on and off – but am doing fine right now.

    My love to everyone for a wonderful time with loved ones over Christmas

    Big smiles,



  41. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 20 December 2009 at 6:52 am #

    anon at 2:20…what the f…….?

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