posted on August 1, 2009 at 11:10 pm

the crowd in their seats
i see them all
i take them in
a voice emits from speakers
the music is loud up here
the electric piano is real loud
what am i thinking about
i see the places in the song
i think about london
as an outsider
a necessary point in the arc of this show
everybody putting their different things in
interpreting kevs great songs
over two hours of great songs
now its over again
for a while
cmon its gotta do the rounds, right?
it truly is the feel good summer smash hit blokkbuster musical
its an amazing show from beginning to end
tender country
to shattering rock
good show!
me…..somehow i surrendered to the moment
sk shut down a bit
and let the other guy out
it was a relief….
feeling much more rested today
after early night
no partying n drinking for me this time (if ever)
back home in the early afternoon
in time for…..

26 Responses to “images of illusions”

  1. avatar
    Freddie | 2 August 2009 at 1:02 am #

    The comments on here have been positive so ya musta done good!

    “back home in the early afternoon
    in time for…..”

    Ahhh, the wide open agenda; doesn’t it feel so good for a change. 🙂

  2. avatar
    Nick | 2 August 2009 at 1:47 am #

    Hi SK , hope your travels are going well! still keeping up with your blog, Nick Fiction

  3. avatar
    Graham Nunn | 2 August 2009 at 1:50 am #

    Every state in this country deserves to have the pleasure of seeing this show.. then the world!

  4. avatar
    the dean | 2 August 2009 at 3:46 am #

    in time for ….the best day of your life!

  5. avatar
    matt davison | 2 August 2009 at 4:41 am #

    In time for Fruit loops and fraggle Rock… Nice !!! Well done Killer… 🙂


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    lily was here | 2 August 2009 at 4:56 am #

    hallelujah, homeward bound.

    hang that 'do not disturb sign' on your blog. Relieved to hear, for you, last nite went down so well.


  7. avatar
    davem | 2 August 2009 at 5:41 am #

    ….a cup of tea and a slice of cake?

  8. avatar
    davem | 2 August 2009 at 5:44 am #

    Sitting on a carpet
    Sipping cold tea from a spoon
    Waiting for a darkness
    And the meaning of the rain

  9. avatar
    Darkgrace | 2 August 2009 at 6:02 am #

    Steve, it's a real treat to be able to read your blog. Thanks for your wisdom and most of all your music. a true inspiration.


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    Anonymous | 2 August 2009 at 6:12 am #

    Ah, brings back fond memories of the Sydney show. Would love an encore.

    Welcome back sk, hope the jetlag is gone soon and you're back to your fit strong self.

    Lady Di

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    melissa | 2 August 2009 at 6:15 am #

    can't wait to have a day off work so I can spend some time catching up on the last few daily bloggy's. Love the photo from Saturday .. you really do look like a magician!!

    i'm off to fall asleep at yoga class, ha

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 August 2009 at 6:22 am #

    Welcome back to the land down under – the land of Bondi Icebergs, Randwick Bells …..
    Hope you're gradually feeling less jet lagged, it sure knocks u around and all those different cities, long drives must seem like a dream. So glad the tour rocked! Great news there may be a new dvd, just in time for Chrisse? There may be a Santa after all.

    Congrats on the KC show, you would have been a stand out again.
    Playing unseen music unheard words for the 2nd time, very relaxing, chilling out music, perfect for a Sun arvo. Fav tract first time was thought of leaving, definitely a fav, also love stretch into the stars. All the songs grow on you, good work you and MK!

    Just finished a book 50 Years of Rock in Aust. Chapter on 40 Great Aust Songs, and Under the Milky Way was included. Stephen Cummings wrote a comment "SK is probably the most bizarely talented person I've ever worked with. He's one of those people who can pick up any instrument and write a great song. And he's not neurotic or possesive about his songs. He's just naturally gifted musically". Not a bad wrap, I'll second that.

    So glad you're safely home. Hope there'll be a Chuch gig in Sydney. As I've mentioned before, wish you'ld play the Dee Why RSL. Saw Kevin Borich there last weekend, the Church would be a sell out. Also, the Basement shows were good.
    Enjoy the time being back with the fambley. Rest up and catch up on ye olde sleep.

    Peace & love

  13. avatar
    fantasticandy | 2 August 2009 at 8:00 am #

    great stuff killer!
    be well.

  14. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 2 August 2009 at 9:41 am #

    …in time for some gooood lovin' i hope……
    so pleased to hear that you're home now……nothing like it, is there?

    love always……

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    iseult | 2 August 2009 at 9:19 pm #

    definitely should tour country australia
    I hope deb conway turns it into a road tour
    I just can't tell you how important that show is
    get it out there !

  16. avatar
    eek | 2 August 2009 at 11:09 pm #

    I saw the tv special on this show from the Sydney Festival and even edited and on a tv screen it was mighty powerful. I wasn't all that familiar with that many of the performers and only really knew one song, but it was captivating. I'd love to be able to see the show in person.

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. Have a great second reunion with your family.

  17. avatar
    princey | 3 August 2009 at 3:06 am #

    Ok, so now I know what chopped liver feels like!
    Hope you remember to come back here one day:D

  18. avatar
    Johnsense | 3 August 2009 at 4:52 am #

    Dr. K.

    Nice to hear that the show went well… good luck with the ‘not parting or drinking’ …god knows I enjoy a glass or two, or 3, 4 , or five at the end of the day, an I know that sounds bad, but it eases an cools my mind… .
    You have finished a successful tour with a great new album (okay, 2009 great new CD); So I’ll just say what you already know; rest, eat well, love much, strum guitar and or {Bass}, swim, paint, love again, seek inner peace, wash rinse and repeat.

    From the other side of the globe… best to ya!


  19. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 3 August 2009 at 11:41 am #

    home, family and sleep……enjoy!

    love always…..

  20. avatar
    Ellen | 3 August 2009 at 2:36 pm #

    Hey Steve,

    Glad to hear you're feeling much better and that the gig went well.

    Last week I ordered Heyday, Starfish and After Everything CDs. Can't wait 'til they get here!

    Go home and get some MUCH deserved rest and, as always, thank you for allowing us to "share" your life (albeit vicariously).

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 August 2009 at 3:19 pm #

    in time to start working towards paying your taxes

  22. avatar
    EDD | 3 August 2009 at 7:24 pm #

    Partying and drinking? What's wrong with that? If you're away from your family then have a bit of fun to counteract the lonliness. Not too much, though. I would think having steady gigs would be a great way to keep yourself going. Could be worse?

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    Anonymous | 3 August 2009 at 11:56 pm #

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 August 2009 at 11:57 pm #


    I'm back on ham.

    the dream is over.

    Wilfred Paradise

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 August 2009 at 1:57 am #

    Ever vigilant Mr. K. Keep on! You are a true gentleman among rouges.. Oh that's the gang we keep!

  26. avatar
    marco | 4 August 2009 at 2:27 am #

    Your unending appetite to continue to create and express inspires me Mr. Kilbey.

    Was just listening to "Lustre" and "Mistress" from P=A. So visual these songs are… your words/lyrics come in so many colors.

    The inside of my ears are covered with your musical murals once again (And your voice/paint/lyrics still resonates wetly even though I turned off my Ipod about 30 minutes ago).

    Thank you Mr. Kilbey.

    Good night from NYC.


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