posted on October 9, 2009 at 9:26 pm

i know nothing
i follow nothing
beyond the hint of a melody that
i was chasing in my dreams
i am nothing
i have achieved nothing
i moved imaginary strings
in an imaginary world
i sang some songs
all of them to be forgotten eventually
circling the atmosphere a thousand lives behind
i sweep and i glide and i swoop on myself
everywhere then nowhere
happy sad young old rich poor
man woman child star worm
god devil sinner saint
i bounce through these lives
breathing it in like plankton
i collide with the obstacles planted in my way
people places events
all that chatter
the mountains dont care
the waves dont care
the sun and the rain dont care
i owe no allegiance to nothing
only music and art and trying to enjoy myself
i like playing my bass guitar…how simple minded is that
it hasnt made an appearance on my blog yet
coz its been quarantined in customs
they suspect it of having the rockin’ new monia
and the boogie woogie flu…
i really have no good opinions on anything
other than maybe writing lyrics
do whatever you like…leave me out of it
vote for president meat and shave off your pingis
see if i give a damn
socialism heroin rocknroll
poking in a puddle with a stick
the waist of time
i am an australian artist and i wish i had no guilt
suddenly stevies got the feeling
hes surrounded by panthers panthers
closing in in all directions
panthers panthers
ha ha ha
i can do anything on here
say…did you know genghis khan was a vegan
and he did a lot of charity work?
did you know addy hitler had a pet rock?
did you know napoleon bonaparte once played castanets in mink deville?
did you know that eve wore gilga-mesh stockings to the eden ballroom do?
did you know the church were first formed in macedonia when my dad fixed
washing machines for alex the great?
did you know my mother was once a committed sexagenarian?
and the british tobacco company notified me that i had won
all they needed was my sex n d.o.b. and address ..AND IT WAS MINE
but how could i have won all that money
and them not even know i’m a bloke?
hey i realized the other day
it is literally different digits showing up on screens
theres no dough to back it all up
its no longer tied to gold or anything
its fucking imaginary
i go wow
a big figure flits across my screen
i go fuck!
a minus figure flits across my screen
some imaginary bank says
you have this much imaginary money in your imaginary accnt
heres your credit card …more imaginary stuff
mr tax man gets on my screen
he says we want some o your digits on our screen
i move a digit on my screen into his screen
just a tiny little digit tho
he at the other end smiles a teeny bit says thank you
my little digit now joins his little pond full of digits
i never saw that dough
i never felt it come in
i never felt it go out
someone say
oh we gotta deficit
oh we gotta surplus
i never felt either
i never noticed my dad noticing it either
i never noticed anyone noticing any of this stuff
i dont know who owes australia what…
i dont know who won the football….ANYWHERE
i dont know and i dont care who wins prizes or who sings my songs
i dont care if youre bored with me or dont love me anymore
i am a freaking renaissance man before your eyes
knocking out my inimitable scam
half genius half fool
c’mon you either love me n understand why i am the king
or you go gently into that good night
i am beyond caring as i enter the final stretch of my life
i lay down my 2 minute songs on you
thats what i do
isnt it enough
i feel like white hippy moses
having come down from the mountain
where i have plucked my ten commandments from the snarling void
and i come down here
to see you worshipping gossip and dissent and opinion and statistics
90 % of statistics are baloney pal
and here are my fucking commandments for thee
1 thou shalt not eat meat
2 thou shalt rock
3 thou shalt not bicker in the comments
4 thou shalt subscribe
5 thou shalt honour marc , david b, johnny o boogie bobby d
6 thou shalt be nice
7 thou shalt expand thy consciousness
8 thou shalt forgive the time being his weaknesses
9 location location location
10 did i say subscribe already?
yes yes
remember its an imaginary figure
put it in my pond
i’ll put it in someone elses pond
eventually it will come back round to your pond
you wont feel it go
you wont feel it come back
i dont understand why people say i’m mad
i know nothing
i am nothing
i came from nothing and back to nothing i am going
one day i will be nothing
in light of that
i will write music
i will paint and paint
i will fiddle with a new camera
that MR MARC W of PA sent me
(marc w arise…you are now lord marc
for services rendered to the cause)
hope or despair….?
history will laugh at us all
then it will laugh at them doing the laughing
its all a blink in vishnus eternity
so do whatever you like
merrily merrily merrily
life is but a dream

22 Responses to “i know nothing”

  1. avatar
    Saint Louie | 9 October 2009 at 11:24 pm #

    LOL, loved yur blog today Steve…

    Go Kilbey em' All!!! Hey man, don't I get worshiped or put into a poem? Oh well, I donated and bought 4 new albums from you recently last few weeks including:

    Jack Frost, Unseen Words Unheard Music, Painkiller, and one of your Paintings, etc…list goes on…plus i donated just to donate some, no worries…anyway, cool Blog, music, videos, poetry, thoughts, rants, etc…excellent!

    Saint Louie

  2. avatar
    cazziem | 9 October 2009 at 11:49 pm #

    It takes an articulate person with a natural flair for using words to make a reader sit up and listen. At the very same time his/her words can also be interpreted in several ways dependant on the reader, and indeed the mood of the reader. However only you can manage to pull all this together without having to stop and think. It's in your heart, it's in your head, it needs to spill out, and it needs to be read. (Oops, I think there's a little ditty in that last bit, though not up to your standards Sir!).

    I shall print off the Kilbey 10, and only have to work on commandment No. 1, well kinda. Don't class myself as veggie, but don't like meat anyway, so I shall pray for strength to help me consciously banish meat from my world through choice rather than mere preference.

    Whilst I agree with your offering for us, I must chastise you for calling yourself nothing!!! It is obvious that we come here to experience and feel part of the marvel that is SK; the enigma that is SK and the impulsiveness that is SK. If you were nothing, there would be nothing for us here.

    Prior to writing this up, I had a look at the site meter as I knew this would provide me with the evidence to prove you are far from β€˜nothing’. It told me that in the last 12 months since October 2008 your diary has had 244,874 visits, which is an average of 670 per day! Take out those of us who regularly have something to say about your latest vid, verse, or vocalisation, and you're left with around 600 per day who've accidently ended up on ttb? I THINK NOT. Initially maybe, but judging by the way visitors numbers have increased consistently over recent months those that stumble here unintentionally are evidently returning over and over again.

  3. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 10 October 2009 at 12:18 am #

    Steve Kilbey is genuinely as talented as John Lennon. Barack Obama should not have won the Nobel Peace Prize. It should go to someone like Jane Goodall or the Dalai Lama. Obama eats foie gras and allows gray wolves and prairie dogs to be killed. Here's the twist. He's far superior to Bush.

  4. avatar
    Mary | 10 October 2009 at 12:30 am #

    you are too funny, i love the steve kilbey commandments, good one! you dont seem mad you just seem yourself, thats why we love ya, you are real!


  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 October 2009 at 1:07 am #

    This wee quote from the local rag seems quite apt to post here (and maybe raise a smile?):

    ''Where are the poets, the artists and the writers? You all want to be bankers? They're the ones who got us into this mess!''…Actor John Hurt, after being told by university students that they wanted to work in the City.

    A question to (perchance?) ponder:

    For me, the lyrical genesis of 'So love may find us' has always suggested an (almost) polar opposite of the opening lines of 'Chaos' from Priest=Aura…

    Since I'm currently reading up on frequencies, modulations, sky waves (sorry, exam next week!), how does the resonance of the world feel with bass in confines? (Typing this while listening to the journey that is 'So love…')

    I remember going into an art shop and asking for a 'soft' pencil (being completely unaware of the 'system' for pencils, and being almost chased out of the shop).

    A bit like asking for no black 'Sports Mixtures' when I was 7.

    …..All over the shop again

    Nice wine though (God grant me, etc)


    Autumn smells nice sometimes, and i like the sound of the p*ss*n rain

    Hope your spring's coming along nicely (after the Martian dust cloud!)

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 October 2009 at 1:13 am #

    Who could ever be bored with you sk?

    Lady Di

  7. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 10 October 2009 at 1:56 am #

    man oh man a gig in byron bay????? CONSIDER ME THERE!!!!!
    look for the shifty looking character in the sunnies and black fedora……

    love always…..

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 October 2009 at 3:39 am #

    You don't want to talk politics Kilbey but called George Bush a war criminal many times. Meanwhile, Obama is killing people in Afghanistan but he is a "finally a good guy". Where is the consistency? Nobel peace prize, jesus I can die now, I have fuckin seen it all.

  9. avatar
    Forget Yourself | 10 October 2009 at 4:31 am #

    Man Steve,

    What do you mean you "don't know nothing" means you know everything!? Isn't that a double negative? Well, if so, so be it dude! Your too damn talented for us to even care who you like, dislike, don't care about, etc. You know tons of stuff just as your title here suggests. You know how to play guitar, play in the best band in the world called The Church, paint, write poetry, collaborate with other artists…AND not ONLY THAT…you DO IT WITH SUCH LOVE! How could anyone not love what you do man! Damn, keep on rockin' Bro! Cheers, Prost, Salude~

    May you, the Great SK, give us many more Decades of art, music, poems, and "Lustre"…


  10. avatar
    jaime r... | 10 October 2009 at 5:04 am #

    wishing yu well Killah.. its been a lifetime.. and then some.. take care and remain blessed.. enjoy below

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 October 2009 at 5:09 am #

    white hippy moses. making sense now……………..

  12. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 10 October 2009 at 9:45 am #

    GREAT blog – really feeling it! And of course you know a lot, Steve. You're an extremely opinionated person, as am I, and in being so, you're bound to clash with some people, whereas others will love your honesty (as most of us here do).
    Also loved these lines:
    "history will laugh at us all
    then it will laugh at them doing the laughing" (LOL)
    SO true!

  13. avatar
    princey | 10 October 2009 at 10:47 am #

    We love you mangeee panthrrrr, 2 months to go and counting 'em down……

  14. avatar
    Saint Louie | 10 October 2009 at 3:05 pm #

    Speaking of animals and love
    My cat Cosmo is sick
    puked 17 times this morning
    taking him to the vet
    he is 9 years old now
    love him to death
    have another cat Luna
    she's so adorable
    love em' both dearly
    poor Cosmo is always spaced out
    ever since he adopted me in 2001
    Space Odessey 2001 Cosmo
    That's how he got his name
    diagnosed with hyperthyroidism
    just a few weeks ago 2009
    givin' him daily medicine for it
    recently he is dry heaving
    not feel so good, poor baybee
    meeoow meeeeoooooww he says
    off to the vet…wish him well
    God Blees Cosmo
    God Bless Everyone Else here too
    God Bless SK & NK for all they do
    will sing sweet space songs to him
    Everyone pray for Cosmo

  15. avatar
    davem | 10 October 2009 at 3:40 pm #

    I much prefer your 10 to the original lot!

  16. avatar
    Mary | 10 October 2009 at 4:45 pm #

    like i said who fucking cares anonymous who you like and who you dont like, if he is an obama supporter than let it be, why are we still talking politics here? can we just move on, my GOD it was just NK'S shirt! lets get back to Steve's music please, if i want to hear politcs ill go to paltalk lol, and no we will always remember you SK and your music, you are fucking awesome, your words are awesome and you tell it how it is!

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 October 2009 at 8:59 pm #

    hey mary
    isnt it you still talking crap in here….as always?!
    like i said boring get a life idiot!

  18. avatar
    Mary | 11 October 2009 at 6:33 am #

    no actually its not me still talking political crap in here, anonymous you are still talking, and its getting really old, we have been done with all the political bullshit yesterdays blog, can we fucking move on now, or do you have anything else to say, do you need to be heard some more?

  19. avatar
    eek | 11 October 2009 at 8:46 am #

    You just can't stay out of US politics can you, Steve? In the previous post NK is wearing an Obama t-shirt (the nerve!!!) and now you taunt us by using the catch phrase of the American Party as your title! I for one have had enough of this crap! >:(


    (for those who want to know what the fuck I'm going on about, click here for a brief article about the American Party, aka The Know-Nothing Party of the 1840s/50s. πŸ™‚ )

  20. avatar
    cazziem | 11 October 2009 at 9:26 pm #

    Interesting article eek. I won't go into the whys and wherefores as I'll still be typing this up by next October, but I reckon all the parties should be called 'know nothing'. It would certainly make it easier to vote and I think this title is befitting of all political parties.

    As for immigration, well I doubt there are many of us who could trace our family tree and find we are pure anything! I myself am a Brit born and bread, however by decent I'm half Austrian on my mother's side, and to top that am descendant of Austrian nobility. Sadly, I'll never have my Baroness title as true love messed that up about 5 or 6 generations back!

  21. avatar
    Ellen | 12 October 2009 at 3:14 pm #

    Steve, you must have read my mind -today (Monday morning), what you write are almost exactly my sentiments.

    Regarding money: that's how I see it most of the time (especially when I run out of it). It's just a bunch of numbers being moved around from one place to another. There is no tangible money – just numbers on a screen, numbers on a check, etc.

    And by the way, your songs will never be forgotten…

  22. avatar
    Know Nothing Party | 12 October 2009 at 5:41 pm #

    Our Party will be making a
    Sometime Anywhere
    Somewhere Else
    Sometime Soon
    10,000 miles away
    Under The Milky Way
    before we're through
    we'll see you
    Koo Koo Ka Choo

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