posted on May 3, 2006 at 11:14 pm

1st of all
why aint this goode blogge ever in the bloggs of note column?
ya see if ya come in the way i do
via the blogger.com/start thingy
theres like a chart
blogs o note
ive never been on there
why
why?
WHY?
theres always a readymade index to measure yerself
in the shiny bums you had your rank
im a 5 4th division
im a 8 3rd division
hes a 1 in the second division
in the musick bizz you got yer charts
and now
yer got yer blogchart
blogs of note
and just like all those other indices
i never rate
i want a position!
i wanna be on that ladder
getting a rating
i want my transactions approved by my financial institution
i want my name in the book
i wanna appear on a list
i want honours
knighthoods
(cmon if jagger why not mee?)
i wanna weild my influence
show my clout
muscle in
have my # on the V I Ps speed dial
i deserve this much
dont i?
god…….
maybe i dont…
maybe i am just an obscure needle in the haystack
pricking against the kicks
maybe no one cares
maybe its just russell pretending to make all the comments
and fudging mah ratings to make it seem like
somebodies out there……
god….
what if….
i…
am alone
raving to myself here day after day
all this love i put into my blogge
and no one….
nothing…..
no body…
never

anyway to my hypothetical fiendss
i been thinkin about art lately
art n entertainment
the difference
why john lennon makes me wanna cry
and why robbie willy-ams makes me wanna cry
and why henri rousseau makes me laugh
and why the turkey that won last years big portrait prize
makes me wanna laugh too
why do i so vehemently hate entertainment
specially anything to do with u.s. sitcom
copsnrobbers
(and ya know what ..? some of the pommy copsnrobbers
is worse than the yankee drivel)
why do we wanna see shows about imaginary police
apprehending imaginary villains over n over again
i dont see anything interesting in robbery murder etc
or the workings of police force
id rather watch a show about carpenters actually…
i hate oprah wind-free type shows…dr fill..all that
jarry schpringer
i wanna kill myself after five minutes of that
csi…gory morbid rubbish
they even gotta live with the coroner show
dissecting bodies..
oh we can tell by the swelling of the thorax that….
no fucking thanks
and they say the church is depressing
ah…
now herein is the difference
we make you sad to make you happy
but the other stuff just makes ya sad. period.
actually not sad, but disturbed and down
but no reward
thats entertainment folks
now art can entertain
and (seldom) ent can contain art
but its the intention
i am trying to connect with my audience
something that cant be said
something that is taking a long long time to say
a work in progress
a message never completed
maybe it sometimes entertains ya
i hope so
but thats a bonus
but fuckin entertainment
look what they did with “troy”
whaddya call that?
all that money
all that potential
but they didnt honour the art
they just tried to extract the entertainment outta it
what they saw as the active ingredients
and ya know what
people gonna read the illiad as long as there are people
left to read
but troy is already sitting glumly
on the reduced shelf in woolworths
they didnt honour the art!

sometimes art is a gambit
like seance
the hoi polloi didnae much care for it in 82
but its gone on
attracting new listeners over the long years
being a small part of a body of work
it was a sacrifice for the future
whereas something like troy
thats jus’ gettem in
gettem out
next!
whys it gotta bee that way
lemme make a fucking film
i’ll show em
we’re tired of the tedious tripe yer doling out, hollywould
yer a joke
you never suspend my disbelief
sack jennifer aniston now
shes hopeless
all those ashton kultures
all that crowd
yeah you know who i mean
the ones in the gossip rags
hiltin’
crooze
kidd-manne
cathy z jones
i dunno all their fucking names
they are anathema
get some extraordinary stories
get some strange
get some fuckin weird n wonderful stuff
jesus the guy who made tarnation did all that on i-movie
how come the hollywould turkeys cant do stuff like that
with all their billions
they aint gotta clue
all they think they know is bums on seats
thats entertainment for ya
like chewing bubble gum
nice flavour for a cuppla minutes
then they all taste the same
and if ya keep going
ya get sick n tired of it fast
blah blah blah kilbee
ya preaching to the con-verted again
so what
i dunno
boycott their rubbish
refuse to have it pollute yer mind
you have the choice i guess
you dont have to watch that stuff
i love you
sk

54 Responses to “hour farther witch art in heaven”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 May 2006 at 12:18 am #

    good words bud. and no, yer not alone out here. im not russel. dunno about the others though!
    hey seance blew me away in 82 and is still relevant today. i remember hearing its no reason and thinking it was out there, both entertaining and arty at the same time. anyway, enuff tummy rubbing. keep up the good work.

    luv

    ps: and listening to sad music does help. i remember being utterly depressed in the 80s and listening to faith by the cure and feeling good that at least someone was more miserable than i. on the surface at least.

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 May 2006 at 12:22 am #

    Dear SK – I don’t know why I’m telling you this exactly, but I highly recommend the album An Absence of Warmth by the Denver band Caustic Soul. It’s an electronic concept album about World War I. Yes, it sounds weird and like it would be a disaster but it’s extremely cool and I think it would be up your alley.

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 May 2006 at 12:23 am #

    i love you too
    sir sk

    and i cannot believe
    you haven’t
    been recognized
    on the bloggs of note
    thingy
    that is an injustice

    your blogg is the
    ONLY blogg
    i make part of
    my day
    i really am
    addicted

    thank you
    for the giggle
    today
    love
    diane

    ps. i’m not
    russell either

  4. avatar
    persephone2u | 4 May 2006 at 12:27 am #

    Shite! I’m really Russell and I have been sussed out!!

    Yes, the Jennifer Anistons and American sitcoms are all horrid abortions. Sure, I can choose not to watch all the crap, but it would be ever so much nicer if one day, out of the blue, I awoke and there were actually CHOICES!! And good ones at that. So instead of averting my eyes all the time I could actually gaze at the screen without violently retching while clutching my neck and making gagging sounds. Isn’t that a lovely picture of myself I’ve just painted? 😉

  5. avatar
    starfish | 4 May 2006 at 12:48 am #

    If you think that drivel is bad, you’re lucky you’re not in the U.S. They now have a reality SWAT show about the Dallas SWAT police. Just go on the fucking street in the U.S. and you can live the police state. Fuck TV, well except for Lost and Invasion, you might even like those, but I’m already sick after just 2 seasons. Why can’t American TV be more like British TV? The Office, prime fucking example. Hilarious UK version, done after 2 seasons. Completed. G=one. The U.S. version is painfully bad and it will go on and on and on as long as ad spots sell. Put the poor horse down. Why can’t terrorists attack U.S. TV? Now that would cause real pain for the masses. Well, it’s because there are no real terrorists, only gov’t sponsored terror. Hegelian Dialectic. Crap, just talking about this gets me down, I don’t even need to watch.

    Thanks again for ULTC. Today’s listen was great. Beautiful spring blue sky and sun here. Day 5 melts me. I love you too. Tell Russell if he keepos bugging ‘ya, i’ll get out my Krystahl Sedt vhinal… Some gems in there. “Whoolly, Ho Lii, Holeeey,”

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 May 2006 at 12:49 am #

    right on!
    don’t turn the box on at all.
    it’s that easy.
    life is so much nicer without:
    the news, anything mildly mainstream.

    the thing with our obsessive voracious never satiated culture is that we need something NEW every day, or more than that for some. why do we need to fill our heads with so much? to distract ourselves from the voices in our own heads, to deviate from the emotions we may be feeling, to deaden our souls even further from their true paths because it’s easier?

    TV was a cool invention hijacked by the enemy, and now used for the most insidious dumbing down of the masses.

    DON’T BUY IN!

    ———
    oh and why you may not rate on the bloggie scale of things may be because you don’t link to other bloggers, and aren’t part of that whole linkage world – again it has nothing to do with talent, relevance, uniqueness – keep on doing what you’re doing!

  7. avatar
    eek | 4 May 2006 at 12:56 am #

    I think you have to tell all about your sex life (complete with photos) to get listed on the blogs of note. You see, they are also looking for entertainment value instead of real artistic value — just like in tv and radio execs. That’s my theory anyway. 😉

    But whether or not other people appreciate you, I do. I’m getting to the point I don’t even know who the “hot” stars are in the various entertainment fields. Instead I’m taking the suggestions of those who’s judgement and taste I respect. It’s amazing how well that works. 🙂

  8. avatar
    the dean | 4 May 2006 at 1:10 am #

    You are preaching to the converted that’s for sure. Are the majority of us convenience seeking drones?
    It’s like bungee jumping, sky diving and other one off experiences that take no skill.
    Rats in a plastic cage.
    Affluenza.

    Glad to hear you ranting again.

    By the way I am real, I can’t vouch for the others.

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 May 2006 at 1:19 am #

    how can you think you’re alone?
    maybe you will remember someday
    i said i’d never forget

  10. avatar
    captainmission | 4 May 2006 at 1:20 am #

    i assure you i am not real, a figment, a manifestation, an apparition, a mirage, a etheric abstraction, a representative of other realms and dimensions, however we do love reading your blog and hearing your music, it makes your civilization quite beautiful and worthwhile.
    ps surf is excellent today.

  11. avatar
    don joe | 4 May 2006 at 1:33 am #

    art is an indication of the future direction of society…..if all is true bout the tell e then we in for some ghoulish days; same with film; chew your weeties, drink your sugared juice; dress in your synthetics and off to numb the senses at the drone of your life…Steve you have forged an enviable position, one i tried to emulate…but you beat me to it :(.
    Your prediction’s to the future seems more consistent with who we should be-head; i’m not an apparency either, i’ve helped you to continue writing music for me!! and i will continue to do so.

    So i accept your pristine love and I give you mine in return. that alone, although we not know of each other, will pull us and all and sundry through to the next day and will continue to do so for eternity…that’s right. i plan to leave my chruch collection with my kiddies (when they arrive) and return to pick up from where it was left..look forward to you doing the same. The only pain in death is that you have to start again…from the beginning?…Who knows…

    ML

  12. avatar
    LittleSecret | 4 May 2006 at 1:48 am #

    I’m a phonie…..

  13. avatar
    mike a | 4 May 2006 at 1:52 am #

    I have to agree with you sk on “entertainment”. I think they used to call tv the “Vast Wasteland” when it first came out -well it’s even worse now that the networks are all owned by the corporate giants. I did like your video for “Sanskrit” on the Isidore website – now that is art!!

    Don’t worry, those that are listed on the “blogs of note” column are probably not noteworthy anyhow – the good blogs are the ones you have to really work to find!!

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 May 2006 at 1:59 am #

    BRILLIANT
    BRILLIANT
    BRILLIANT
    You’re on the money, Kilbey.

    I highly doubt Oprah is Wind-Free.

    And I don’t wanna know either.

    As for Tom Cruise. Did you know his real name is Thomas Mapothy IV?

    Why the IV? Isn’t one enough?

    He’s a dangerous man, hooking children into his Mission Impossible franchise horseshit, massaging and training a young generation of mindless consumers to make control freaks like Cruise nice and rich.

    REJECT this nonsense, as Kilbey says.

    Hail, Kilbey, Hail! Your message is full of love and true. Beware those who choose to ignore it.

  15. avatar
    si-kli | 4 May 2006 at 2:10 am #

    It’s all for the teens man, and don’t those market-(woo!)men know it, and get the producers to show it. They can be a morbid little bunch these days.

  16. avatar
    lily | 4 May 2006 at 2:14 am #

    Amen, SK, Amen!!! I live in the U.S. and am bombarbed by this crap constantly. I dislike 99.9% of our television shows (“reality” TV especially), movies, etc. People here consider me a tough critic, a “harsh judger”, and often say “You don’t like ANYTHING!” But that is not the case. It’s called good taste! I knew things were bad when, on my first day of a college class, I had to fill out a “getting to know you” thing for the professor, and it asked for a favourite movie. I put Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria. The prof was so surprised he asked me to stop by his office after class and said nobody had ever answered like that before.

  17. avatar
    Daberhasher | 4 May 2006 at 2:34 am #

    … to appreciate intent, one must slow down, musn’t one? well, fat chance of that happening anytime soon… here’s yet another military/law/gov’t show coming to us lucky Americans, and by default the rest of the world, this fall on NBC…

    E-Wing… the first line of defense in the Pentagon against the ever present color coded threat of terrorist evildoings…

    and you wanna know who heads the E-Wing???

    Dennis Fucking Hopper….

    ah well, i’m more of a Winged Migration kinda guy… i’m still blown away by the footage in that film…

    you mean to tell me there are OTHER blogs of note?!? GET OUT…

    good tidings and cheer,
    i swear i write here…
    ee

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 May 2006 at 2:45 am #

    E-WING? You’re frickin’ kidding me.

    Is that WEST WING minus the W and the S and the T? If it’s a quarter as good as the West Wing it’ll be lucky…

    I’d like to develop a series about a Chinese mobile telephone company that’s a front for covert communist activities and call it WING-WING

  19. avatar
    matt davison | 4 May 2006 at 3:13 am #

    paranoid?? SK well the truth is we are all non-existant. Russle is skrewing with ya…mabee ya did sumfing to em as a kid.
    Even Dutch aint real..nore is the beyond, or sue c for that matter, or matt D.. or the captin on a mission It’s just me yu bro RK.

    Mmmm nevermind at least it wasn’t 2028 when you found out.

  20. avatar
    sue cee | 4 May 2006 at 3:15 am #

    I cant even bother to talk about TV and all its evils, it is kinda preaching to the converted here but I can tell you that just a few weeks ago my daughter turned to me and said ‘you know mum, The Church have never done a depressing song’ and then she went back to whatever she was doing.

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 May 2006 at 3:19 am #

    SK

    You are preaching to the converted,spot on , and yes we do boycott the shit well most of it.

    Add shows about hospitals to the list i fuckin hate them, if it’s not cops n robbers it’s fucking hospitals,who likes being in hospitals – so who’d wanta watch a fucking show about them – only my wife who works in one!

    Not
    RPK (this time)

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 May 2006 at 3:28 am #

    You think the entertainment is bad?
    try watching the news sometime
    (ree-tori-call,i know)
    thats our so called reality

    what a bloody mess
    i’m not proud to be an american these
    days

    i turned troy off halfway thrue
    a steaming pile of tripe and
    fact flawed to the 9’s

    hey look at it this way….
    it was marginally better than
    alexander
    whatever that means

    seance? its no reason as a single?

    (even with them hard 80’s gated drums?)
    great record

    you knew time would tell

    theglynnisjohns
    (giraffe mask implied)

  23. avatar
    one rigid finger typist | 4 May 2006 at 4:02 am #

    hey i loved those gated drums…pounding hard and syncopated. very claustrophobic sounds. flangers, gates, pedals galore…good stuff…man, what a journey in sound the church has been. from lush to sparse to dense to right down aquatic and eerie….
    without leaving the loungeroom.

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 May 2006 at 5:01 am #

    What about The Biggest Loser? Fat people humiliating themselves… now, THAT’S Entertainment!

  25. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 4 May 2006 at 5:17 am #

    i totally agree with what you are saying about HOLLYWOULD (not Hollywood) i want to kill all reality shows period!!! one day i will??? me lady would also like to comment here just for you… Hi Steve, this is Mary. Yes I too am fed up with the Hollywood crap. I don’t even care about the stupid noise maker anymore. All I know is that my house is filled with beautiful music from my babies(birds) whom are mostly Aussies.The one thing that I would like to state is that YOU make beautiful paintings. I think that You should use the brush more just to get your frustrations out. If the painting is all bad you can always repaint it. You should go down to Yallaroo park and paint the rosellas and the king parrots.One day I hope to see them in real life…free as they should be…
    Mary and Jon

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 May 2006 at 7:34 am #

    Could not agree with you more regarding entertainment, hollywood, the gossip rag crowd, etc.
    Hearing about Seance reminds me hearing “Electric”. I really fell in love with that song, and its still one of my favorites. Really good example imho of something sad (but beautiful), and connecting with your audience. thanks again.
    KevinN

  27. avatar
    eek | 4 May 2006 at 8:19 am #

    Jerry Springer. I always feel kinda sad when I think of Jerry. 25-30 years ago he was someone I really looked up to (well, not the paying the hooker with a personal check bit… But hey, that’s forgivable. And pretty damned funny too. 🙂 ) But now I will always think of him as the ultimate sellout.

    Most of the people you mention were never more than the shallow mannequins they are now. But Jerry wasn’t always the slime he is now. He was smart and funny and different (in a good way) and had many good ideas. He had potential to actually accomplish good, honourable things. But he chose fame — fame of the lowest, most coarse sort — instead.

    I’ll never forgive him for that.

  28. avatar
    rubikon | 4 May 2006 at 10:46 am #

    There is Art and there is commerce and one of these is designed/produced purely to make money.

    There is good Art out there in Music, in Movies, in all fields, but you have to look for it, search it out.

    95% of anything produced is usually clueless/ pointless but the other 5% is always worth digging out – it’s funny how you have to dig further to find the good stuff.

    I always loved Seance by the way – Fly, Electric, No Reason, etc and have always found your Music to be Sublime.

  29. avatar
    Daberhasher | 4 May 2006 at 11:10 am #

    oops… make that E-Ring, not Wing… but it’s for real, it’s what the peephole want… i can only imagine how we’re going to appear to distant future anthropologists… grim, but you gotta laugh… tv bashing aside, what Steven Colbert did to Bush on C-Span, and all over Youtube now, was probably the best and ballsiest thing ever shown on tv… search it out…

    ta ta

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 May 2006 at 11:27 am #

    Where the heck was reality tv when Keef Richards was climbing that coconut tree? now that I would pay to see, glad he’s ok

    Sue C
    heh heh, just to confuse you. I thought that I was Russell!

  31. avatar
    figment jam on toast for tea | 4 May 2006 at 12:10 pm #

    how far there we chartin’ even?

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 May 2006 at 12:26 pm #

    I really miss the oz music shows of the 80’s like “Rock Arena” and “Rock Around The World” where you once played an acoustic guitar singing “Othertime” with blushing red cheeks, SO cute!! (I still have it on a clunky old video somewhere!

    love
    Amanda P

  33. avatar
    Ross | 4 May 2006 at 12:41 pm #

    How about fly for a song from Seance? Now there is a peice of art from an acoustic guitar and a great songwriter.

    ~ross

  34. avatar
    Brad | 4 May 2006 at 12:50 pm #

    I rented tarnation. I made a post about it at the womb recently. I had to stop/start it three times. A good and bad thing. It is amazing what was done with little equipment, analogue thru digital filter, but I never felt connected to the story. It was intimate, but distant. Like a crude one night stand.

    I’ve seen hollywood movies. Saw the first half of King Kong, walked out, me and my girl wanted to pre-screen for the kids. It was just stupid, and I hear people talk about how good it was. In the end I know they were impressed about how the money was spent to make it. Sad.

    It’s also sad that we have to spend time worrying about why other people like bad stuff when we have the ability to love good stuff. I don’t have cable TV, I don’t miss it either. Simple tinctures. I enjoy my girl’s kids and a good book too. I love being near and in the ocean.

    Let it go.

    b

  35. avatar
    rehan | 4 May 2006 at 12:57 pm #

    “Living is easy with eyes closed…” So, TV and Hollywood by products are absurdly easy to ignore…Just like the tripe they try to sell ya!

  36. avatar
    John Garratt | 4 May 2006 at 1:12 pm #

    If I could vouch for my “reality,” I could. “Hey, look! It’s me! Follow the link!” But I’m of the absolute elsewhere. Believe what you want, I’m not your brother. I don’t even know his middle name.

    To Ross: “Fly” is super-fly. Try it at an open mic some time. I did. Don’t know if anyone listened though.

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 May 2006 at 1:53 pm #

    let’s pretend we’re someone else every day. pick a name you like (‘anonymous’ would be fun i guess) and find a new one tomorrow. only one condition: no new names allowed. pretty sure we won’t know who we are at the end of the month. and who wil be sk?

  38. avatar
    joe burns | 4 May 2006 at 2:36 pm #

    Though I agree… I can’t help but point out the irony in you’re wanting “chart recognition” SK… wouldn’t all that incessant ladder climbing turn you into a ‘straight’? Or are you thinking more of the Magritte-esque ‘bourgois terrorist’, ‘subversive in a bowler hat’ model to dismantle the machine from the inside?

    Keep up the good work, yr loving brother,
    RK

  39. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 4 May 2006 at 3:16 pm #

    Well hell, I bring art and original music onto the airwaves with OTTOMT, yes I only hit the San Francisco city limits but that’s the rub of public access.
    If anyone hits SF with their acoustic you’re welcome on my show.
    Cecilia
    PS:
    I have a tv
    I turn it on
    I have a record player
    I use it
    I have books
    I read them
    I have a blog
    I update, once in awhile
    I will never “rank”

  40. avatar
    CSTCoach | 4 May 2006 at 3:52 pm #

    jesus, i think I may be Russel! how can i tell? please help!

    most certainly preaching to the convoited here, sk. I loathe tv and hollywon’t movies and all they stand for. first time i turned on that soul sucking plastic box in a coupla years was to watch y’all at the commonwealth.

    i’m the mockery of my friends. they can’t understand why i choose books rather than vid. i’ve never seen ‘friends’, not even once. no, everyone doesn’t love raymond. i would happily choke him to death. have no use for the latest batch of stars, wouldn’t recognize em if i stumbled into em, and wouldn’t care if i did. and reality tv makes me want to pull an oedipus with a pair of pins. bad enough the idiots are writing it, now every moron gets his ten seconds of shame.

    i love seance too. one day and the poetry at the end is so great.

    got my ultc two days ago. been thinking about what to write since then. i’m not a musician, and so i don’t feel i can improve upon the great stuff that comrades on here have already written. I’m simply awestruck. I have no idea how you do it. How you layer such sound. How you know that a bleep here or a bit of static there will add up to such an incredible whole. To be honest, it kinda knocked me speechless. for now, let me simply say thank you. for having the courage and conviction to follow your path (i know, if we’re at all similar, you don’t feel there’s any choice really). For choosing beauty and truth. There’s too little of it in the world. I value your work and your expression. It sustains me, and it inspires me to go on with my own.

    ryan

  41. avatar
    OTTOMT | 4 May 2006 at 4:44 pm #

    …hanging out near Market Street, Bruce Willis walks by.
    My friend: “There goes the neighborhood!”
    Hah!
    Cecilia

  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 May 2006 at 7:37 pm #

    i haven’t seen a movie in many months, honest.

    And NO i ain’t yer ding dang brother either

  43. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 4 May 2006 at 7:41 pm #

    I’m your seestor…and that counts!

  44. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 4 May 2006 at 8:41 pm #

    Top News Stories” Today on Netscape (kid you not):
    “Nicole Richie Trying to Gain Weight”
    and
    “ONLY 4 American Idol Contestants Left!”

    Who gives a &%^)*&%*!!!!!!!!!!

    My greatest fear, already expressed by dear Wills:
    “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

    There IS true art in the abyss, but the search for it can often be soul-destroying.

    denise (thank the GODS the Church is so easy to find)

  45. avatar
    Handyman | 4 May 2006 at 9:51 pm #

    “and they say the church is depressing
    ah…
    now herein is the difference
    we make you sad to make you happy
    but the other stuff just makes ya sad. period.”

    “i am trying to connect with my audience
    something that cant be said
    something that is taking a long long time to say
    a work in progress
    a message never completed
    maybe it sometimes entertains ya
    i hope so
    but thats a bonus”

    AMEN!!

    I just watch cooking and fishing shows. Keeps life uncomplicated.

    Duane

  46. avatar
    eek | 4 May 2006 at 11:22 pm #

    Ack! A third comment from me today! But I keep thinking about what you posted…. Hey, it shows the impact you’re having.

    I’m always surprised when people say The Church makes depressing music. I have never found your music depressing. Never. And I’m not some Pollyannaish, happy-all-the-time-no-matter-how-much-shit-gets-dumped-on-me person either. Your songs do make me happy. They always have. The songs I find depressing are the inane popular dreck.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    And I thought more on the “rating” in the blogging world…I seem to remember reading that your ranking doesn’t depend so much on you linking to other people, but on other people linking to you. Perhaps that is the same with the blogs of note here. I guess you need to tell all “Russell’s” personalities to get their own blogs and then link to yours. 😉

  47. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 May 2006 at 1:31 am #

    Its no reason to be sad..

    j.rodriguez

  48. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 May 2006 at 2:48 am #

    Amen, Mr. Kilbey.

    I honestly do not understand why anybody even turns on their television set. Nothing but pure tripe. They give you over 200 channels and there is absolutely nothing worthwile to watch.

    Of course, that’s not too bad because it means more time with ULTC playing as loud as possible without distorting the speakers on the stereo system.

    ULTC is one fucking amazing album.

    Best wishes as always to you and your family.

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    Anonymous | 5 May 2006 at 2:52 am #

    SK, why don’t you do a Neil Young-style Living With War album…stream it on the Church site, get it out there…you’ve already written the lyrics for it..on this blog…Go for it Mr Kilbey, Gooooooo!

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    CSTCoach | 5 May 2006 at 2:58 am #

    Me again. You know, I think I really might be Russel. Everyone else above denied that they were Russel, which is just what one would expect them to do if they were Russel in disguise. But I admitted that maybe I was, which, on thinking about it, sounds like a very clever ruse… You’d automatically suspect them, but not me. Then again, this could be some twisted bluff in itself. Double agents, triple agents, how deep does this cursed rabbit hole go. WHY, DAMN IT? WHY?!?

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    curious | 5 May 2006 at 3:14 am #

    has anyone here heard any of the new lp on the radio? I certainly haven’t. it’s mind boggling. not a mention, not a sound. and yet, wolffuckers are on constant rotation in oz. i dunno, its getting worse and worse. the better the music the more it gets ignored. and inversely.

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    rubikon | 5 May 2006 at 9:02 am #

    The good stuff is hard to find or maybe.. the “straights don’t want you to hear it.

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    Anonymous | 5 May 2006 at 11:13 am #

    Its quality,
    not quantity
    thats important
    and
    even if
    you won a grammy
    for your Blog,
    you wouldn’t show up to collect it anyway!
    But yeah, yeah,
    we know,
    its the thought the counts.

    signed RK posing as that Diane chick

    kidding!

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    matthew | 5 May 2006 at 5:40 pm #

    ‘id rather watch a show about carpenters actually…’

    hey sk, here i am again exchanging pleasant trees… here – please accept this Boswellia Serrata from which you can extract frankincense… But anyway: russell is not fabricating me, i am way weirder than the most heady crystal set song could ever astrally project. And I am with you on dissing ‘the bill’ for the carpenter theme – now, there is some fleeting carpentry content in ‘the passion of the christ’, a bit of heroesnvillains too, but a pretty good hero no? …V hard to watch, but still full of intrinsic beauty and poignancy. Whatever. Cheers, and I do hope the swedish girls are still going ok, been thinking about them lately so please give us an update when you feel like.


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