posted on May 9, 2007 at 9:41 pm

its so bad for ya…..takeoff

killers accounting shop

the hellbound heart

the second greatest story ever told…my mothers book

too much snow bizness

im am la killa
i take the female form because i have a womans sign
i like everyone else
picks up the secret language of the dead
oh let me take you to the islands of the dead
to the firehouse…
the ipod still playing grant or gobs more often than it should
if shuffle is really random
howcome it plays so much stuff of beatles anthology
like you gonna lose that girl 2wice in a cuppla hours
youre gonna lose that girl….indeed
well i used to like it
but its all over now
the silly little voices chiming in repeating n elaborating
“i’ll take her out n youll be the lonely one”
(youre not the only one) sing george n paul
ah its a bit uninspiring really
a little fucking twee for me
i’d rather listen to michael rother
from neu etc
who makes wunderbar electronique es musika de la krautroque
these wonderful teutonic rockers
paying no lips service to the(by now) tedious blues
they approached it in a different way
the result…?
mechanistic drumbeats
synthesizers fixed to the beat
burble and pump in time
something like strings so sad melody
mmm…sometimes i hear bits eno musta heard
specially in popul vuh
the treated pianos
these german guys were pioneeers
today its foggy or lo hanging system of ducks down
your wiggly weporter has been painting
thanks to conversation with painting advisory board
which reported sales up
keep on paintin’
so i finish off the one in the picture here
and start some others
6 oclock in arvo
turns into 10 30 at nighty mighty quickly
when you doing painting
i dont know what the hell im doing
as i told you before
someone inside me
seems to know
so i stay outta the way as much as i can
i listen to my ipod shuffle
as it plays its weird dispro amounts of gobees n donovan
(jesus he used to come up with some tripe!…but good stuff too!)
and the beatles doing an alternative version of maxwells silva hamma
(you can imagine how little i dig that..finger goes straight to the ff)
paint paint paint i go
time stops inside a dream
im outside somewhere
in here the collective human artist appraises distances
makes colour choices
makes flourishes and moves quickly about
the gouache goes on like cream
the pastel is actually possibly very toxic
the advisory board is organizing me some HEPA equipment
i dont know what HEPA stands for
bout it sounds like hepatitis right?
(it has nothing to do with that. ed.)
anyway im getting the filtration n removal machines
because that pastel dust is nasty stuff
and the olde beeing dont wanna dye for his art
so now the dust must be gone
i also trying havin’ a crack at sorting out my “accounting”
im shuffling my mountains of bits of paper about
so the govt can figger out how much to wallop me
thats the price of socialism and i gladly will pay it
no point being well off in the midst of poverty
not that im rolling in dough like a pastry kook
so i pay up if i have to
n take the benefits when i can
but ooh it hurts when you fork it out to ’em
and ya think ahhh less iraq and more arts grants boys
more attention to the wevver
and less of the olde ruinous war war wars
talking of wars
my mothers book is available from karmic hit
its around 25 bucks n in only EXTREMELY limited supplies
read how my mummy got thru the war
and then grew up n produced…..
(drum roll)
have written some songs
was gonna post on a blister on my toe
till i saws ryans toes n read his report
which went something like
each footstep shredded the flesh off the bone
while frostbite ripped back the watery sores etc etc
and accompanied by a picture
of 2 extremely ruined n fucked up toes
i mean
hes not gonna get a job as a foot model with toes like that
so my feeble little blister wont get a mention
(though paradoxically it just did)
boom boom
someone interested in the olde being playing where….?
you mean just me?
so lo
that poor mans middle earthy place
where they still drive austin 1800s?
cmon ….
its only a merest hint of a rumour
so say nothing or youll spoil it
and a certain poetry festival
do they want the being to read froot machine all the way
and an invitation to special gig somewhere special
cant say anymore
and a chance to be on an extremely huge tv show
and play a buddhist ski instructor in “snow”
or a sponsorship by a well known energy drink company
involving millions of pounds
n the slogan
still rocking at 52
or the chance for me to play song in space
on the moon in 2032
when they open up the files on jfk
so itll only be olde dodderers getting enraged
at what they did
life goes on out here in reality
us surfing the edges of time
falling off one by one
as new riders climb on the wave
tonite dinner with d and j
boheemian newtownions in warehouse caper
maybe some pix

44 Responses to “impostos de la amoro surperbe”

  1. avatar
    eek | 9 May 2007 at 11:28 pm #

    Oh holy shit — pics and words! I think I’m gonna combust! 🙂

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 May 2007 at 11:37 pm #

    You’re lovin’ this photography caper, aren’t you?


  3. avatar
    knot the devil | 9 May 2007 at 11:40 pm #

    Hell is not hot enough, nor eternity long enough…

  4. avatar
    Richard | 10 May 2007 at 12:04 am #

    know what you mean about how shuffle sometimes throws up weird coincidences

    yesterday my player came up with the acoustic and original versions of two places at once in close succession (two versions almost at once)

    it brought home to me just how much more I prefer the acoustic version

    it may just be me, but on the original it sounds as if you’d rather be somewhere else

  5. avatar
    veleska1970 | 10 May 2007 at 12:09 am #

    uh, lookin’ a little blue there, steve. is that smurf juice you’re drinkin’?

    your mom is pretty. i see elli and minna’s faces in hers.

    hahahaha~~so that’s your accounting? all of it? well, at least yours is confined to about a four-square-foot area. mine’s all over my apartment. paper paper everywhere. and i light candles and burn incense anyway. hmmmm~~paper + fire = i MUST be nuts. 😉

    too much snow bizness~~i have a really bad cold right now, and i know exactly how that guy feels, because my nose fell off, too. 🙂

    sorry to hear the evil tax man is after you. yeah, that’s a crappy bummer, having to shell out, especially when you’re left with hardly anything.

    indeed, pastel dust is bad for you. i used pastel in my college art classes, but not for long. it irritated my allergies and made my asthma worse. but then silly ole me went on to spending 90% of my time in an enclosed photographic darkroom, complete with airborne fumes of sulfur, acetic acid, and hydroquinone. go figure. you suffer for your art, you know.

    so, a possible solo? a poetry reading maybe?? a stint on a tv show??? wow, the time being is going to be a bizzy cookie.

    lotza love…..

  6. avatar
    malcolm arkey | 10 May 2007 at 12:10 am #

    “The book that tore Dapto apart”

    Ho ho…that’ll have me chuckling all morning.

  7. avatar
    damien | 10 May 2007 at 12:10 am #

    Keep the pix comin’, Steve!

  8. avatar
    fandorin | 10 May 2007 at 12:20 am #

    Ahoj Master Pernath,

    today i listened to an old Jack Frost show with Mr. Frost singing The Wrong Road. This was one of the most desperately beautiful musical experiences of the last years. What’s that blue stuff you’re drinking, now the green stuff has gone.

    >specially in popul vuh
    >the treated pianos
    >these german guys were pioneeers

    and i had to get it as a reimport from australia see…thanks for mentioning Vuh…. Kyrie made my week


  9. avatar
    Leftenant Reg? | 10 May 2007 at 12:21 am #

    Mebbe what the world needs, eh …more Be Bop Deluxe? Mebbe not.

    What Damien sed!

  10. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 10 May 2007 at 12:23 am #

    Just purchased “Back With Two Beasts” from the very impressive Church Discography and Merchandise website. On the third play it became apparent that The Church has created another incredible and relatively obscure CD. Their even better in 2005 and 2007 than they were in 1985 and 1987. Again the music and vocals are probably too creative, elaborate, meritorious and surreal to resonate with the unenlighted masses. They want rap and death metal crap.

  11. avatar
    eek | 10 May 2007 at 12:24 am #

    HEPA filter = high efficiency particulate air filter (as defined by the US Department of Energy no less — aren’t you thrilled? 🙂 )

    So those HEPA filtration and removal systems should have you breathing easy — both literally and metaphorically — in short order.

    Love the new painting btw.

    And just ordered your mum’s book. Second greatest story ever told, eh? How could I possibly resist?

  12. avatar
    not a musty louse | 10 May 2007 at 12:29 am #

    actually, BWTB is considerably stronger and more beautiful than ULTC – IMHO (but don’t roast me for it).

  13. avatar
    snowfaller | 10 May 2007 at 12:37 am #

    Glad to see the advisory board is looking after The Time Being’s health so you will still be around rocking our collective worlds for years to come…

    Another KH order is on the books from me!

  14. avatar
    mattdavison | 10 May 2007 at 12:45 am #

    JUST A to open my new Art gallery in the city..hey U wanna put some up in there?? Is that kissy one for me and D??

    hey V’s a kiwi brew. mmmmm

    You wacko!! showing us all that stuff. could make a crazed fan like Andy L get all excited.

    Me I just looov getting a look at the Ol’ killa chillin caus the Killa ROCKS.

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 May 2007 at 12:59 am #

    i think that drink label says all the right things, sk

  16. avatar
    a heavy drinker. | 10 May 2007 at 1:24 am #

    what is this “V” booze?

  17. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 10 May 2007 at 1:27 am #

    OMG. The blue picture. WOW.
    Crap day and I come home to this. I feel so spoiled. THANK YOU!

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 May 2007 at 1:43 am #

    gettin’ good with the left handed shutter action killah

  19. avatar
    kat | 10 May 2007 at 1:46 am #

    even more pics! and awesome words like burble ;]

    cool tones & hues in that painting…

  20. avatar
    EARTHFRIEND | 10 May 2007 at 2:02 am #

    Who is the first greatest story ever told???
    Ne iko

  21. avatar
    12str | 10 May 2007 at 2:19 am #

    gotta find my own expression…
    gotta find my muse….
    i lend this body for her to use…

    standing in this shadow…
    pocket full of words…
    leaning out to touch something out of this world….

  22. avatar
    12str | 10 May 2007 at 2:22 am #

    well.. do you get it?

  23. avatar
    veleska1970 | 10 May 2007 at 2:55 am #

    “life goes on out here in reality
    us surfing the edges of time
    falling off one by one
    as new riders climb on the wave”
    yes, me again… know, passages like the one above more than confirms your genius and why i love your writings and lyrics so much and have done so for 22 years. i read this twice, and it makes perfect sense~~i’ve never thought of it as so~~life is like a ride that never stops, with people getting on and getting off all the time, people being born, people dying, people being born, and so on and so on.


  24. avatar
    paul lightfoot | 10 May 2007 at 3:54 am #

    Nevets. That bloody Matty D beat me to the mark again (so predictable) but you’re drinkin Kiwi made V, and it aint V for Vegan either. Full o’ sugar. Better on the sticky taste buds than Austraian RedBull though don’t ya think?? What ya lookin for in the drawers?? Jazz??

    Can I ask ya please? what do ya think of Nil Funn? (aka Neil Finn) supposedly Australia’s most prolific and best ever song writer. Two corrections.. 1. He isnt, and the accolade is an insult to you (not that ya give a shit about awards) 2. He isnt Australian. But you’s can have him. He’s gettin dissed here by certain NZ celebs for dissing Prime Minister Helen Clarke in relation to her appearance at the 2005 NZ Music Awards, where she supposedly took the kudos for getting Kiwi music exported out to the world with NZ on Air funding.. I’ve met him a number of times (taught his son Liam -Betchadupa – to play pool when he was 3) Ooops I’m soundin like Matt now, sorry..

    Paul Lightfoot
    Auckland NZ

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 May 2007 at 3:57 am #

    Your pictures justify how much of a cool guy i think you are. Beautiful scenery there in NSW. When you first mentioned your falcon, i thought of a early model mustang sports car look alike, just a bit heavier and clunkier. What does the sticker on the left side say? I cant make it out very well. Maybe post it on next blogge? Just following the curiosity we all have with bumper stickers.
    Galveston TX

  26. avatar
    paul lightfoot | 10 May 2007 at 4:04 am #

    To all curious Fiendsss. V (what Steve is drinking is a NZ made and exported energy drink like RedBull but tastes less like cough medicine like RedBull does.

    It’s available all over Australia, NZ and in and around London, but nowhere else in the U.K. It comes in a caffeine flavour, Berry red, sugar free, (with brain destroying phenelanine) and normal full sugar. I prefer Dandelion & Burdock meself bein an expat Welshman.

    Paul L
    Auckland NZ

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 May 2007 at 4:23 am #

    I won’t get my hopes up too high with those rumours sk, but I hope one includes a visit to Melby town! I’d love to buy one of your original paintings one day, but they all seem to sell out pretty quickly (not to mention I’m not that good at saving much money these days), so I’m really glad you’re still painting away, the latest one is beautiful.
    Loving the photos too. See you soon one day I hope.
    Love always,

  28. avatar
    CSTCoach | 10 May 2007 at 4:28 am #

    hey sk,

    congrats to Mrs. Kilbey on the book! 🙂 Just ordered a copy. I’m lookin fwd to the read.

    Some great pics today, as usual. I dig your filing system. i think you should just crumple it all up in a large manilla envelope, slap on some stamps, and let them sort it out.

    “was gonna post on a blister on my toe
    till i saws ryans toes n read his report”

    Hey, that’s cool, i’m not gonna make fun of ya if you’d like to gloat a bit about a little blister. That’s the sensitive virgo side coming out, i guess 😉

    I’d post a pdf of the article for the benefit of my fellow fiendss (hate to talk over the heads of friends) but the magazine forbids. But this is the pic that Killa refers to. hadda bit of a heel problem last fall in the far north…

    Toes are fine, druid. I could still be a toe model. Not pretty perhaps, but rugged, dignified. Though a couple nails did fall off. Can you believe all that stuff happened starting the week after i saw ya in sellersville? son of a bitch still hurts to wear shoes LOL

    “so my feeble little blister wont get a mention
    (though paradoxically it just did)”

    Fair enough LOL. Did ya catch the Church mention I worked into that article? 😉 Deftly placed, i thought. And true.

    The next one, on Jordan, will be more your speed. Mystical. That issue will also contain the rock star road trip bit with quotes from this here blog. Hits newsstands in July. I’ll send ya a copy, of course.

    enjoying these photo/text blogs. a day in the life. And Mimesis is gettin regular play, along with a bootleg of the geelong show that really rocks!


  29. avatar
    CSTCoach | 10 May 2007 at 4:31 am #

    oh, wanted to add that the painting you posted (the hellbound heart) is really nice. your work has evolved tremendously since the 1st few i saw.

    (and sorry for such a longwinded post above – hazard of the writing profession…)

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 May 2007 at 4:37 am #

    Hi Steve,
    I’m catching up on your blog after a 2 week vacation in the west (US) and had to listen to Dabble while doing it. Why not make another solo album? I heard you shot Dabble off like Spidey Man flings a web.

  31. avatar
    the dean | 10 May 2007 at 4:38 am #

    that poor mans middle earthy place
    where they still drive austin 1800s?

    either New Zealand or Cuba. I believe Fidel is quite a fan, not sure about Helen.

  32. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 10 May 2007 at 4:39 am #

    I am still a new member to this forum and now I realize the impact of Grant’s passing/transformation. According to American music publications, The Church and The Go-Betweens were and are viably the most creative and paramount bands to ever surface from Australia. Lamentably, American and UK pundits had and have a big-time bias for Crowded House, Silverchair and Midnight Oil. The latter were all very good and merit plaudits but I know that the Church are vastly superior. I only know Grant via Jack Frost and he certainly sounded great with dynamic melodic mastery. As far as the Finn brothers are concerned, I actually prefer Tim Finn even though the populace loves Neil.

  33. avatar
    timfinn | 10 May 2007 at 5:16 am #

    Skilb, love your stuff Buddy.

    Kiwi, kio Ta Mai e aotearoa.

    Kia Kaha.

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 May 2007 at 7:56 am #

    Hey SK, I had the same issue with my ipod for a while, it seemed to play blocks of a particular artist when on shuffle. Worked it out accidentally, you may have it set on album shuffle. Go to your menu then settings (not shuffle underneath settings) then shuffle and you will have a choice of off, albums, or songs. Select songs and you should be right. Gotta go.

    Big smiles, Kate

  35. avatar
    ~ | 10 May 2007 at 9:17 am #

    muse very pleased by all the photos
    and the prose
    you drinking some sweet stuff in a very matisse sorta blue
    the painting with plush pastels
    yeah the dust isn’t good to breathe, however oils can be worse,
    don’t care what anyone says
    synthetic turpentine does not yeild the same results
    12str, everyones gotta have a muse
    to dance with
    muses need inspiring
    by Art
    they cannot live without it,
    and that is where you will find them
    and where they find you

    the soul cannot go anywhere it is not
    and its everywhere
    the thin skin that separates
    cannot contain the connection
    or maintain a separation because
    it doesn’t exist
    I find though that it is better to feel the departed
    in spirit
    than to see them as aparitions
    cause once your eyes learn to recognise one…
    you see them other places
    rubbing your eyes won’t make them disappear
    they choose how they appear, actually
    in whatever life stage they feel most comfortable with you in
    often it is the one most familiar and last seen
    not always
    some of them are comfortable with trauma
    or can’t change the channel so to speak and move past it
    these souls linger
    when you see them in dreams you usually choose the shape
    as you do with everything in that landscape
    are you calling Grant
    to ask him
    what answer is he giving you…
    it is knowing…it is knowing
    it is believing
    hoping that “julia” or “blackbird”
    plays more often
    than “you’re gonna lose that girl”
    the white album is one of the very best
    of the very best

    peace to you,
    all present
    those passed
    and to the future

  36. avatar
    Symon | 10 May 2007 at 9:26 am #

    Steve…your accountancy shop system looks like how mine feels sometimes (and probably looks !!!) … I hate numbers.

    please oh please oh please make the somewhere special be in Melby….lots of special places here…and we know you just love Melby soooooo much.

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 May 2007 at 10:11 am #

    Was I your inspiration for your picture…not last weekend but the weekend before I nailed my own coffin, to use a metaphor…it was heaven but it was hell…the object of my highly destructive desire spent the last two weeks in purgatory…so have I…ah god how can something so wrong and so potentially destructive for so many feel so FUCKING GOOD…his eyes spin blue fire…
    -The Hellbound Heart

  38. avatar
    daniel 39, 3 | 10 May 2007 at 10:18 am #

    Damn, Ryan, I was having a meal…

  39. avatar
    jack cade | 10 May 2007 at 12:22 pm #

    So Blair’s gone.
    I never voted for him cos I knew what ‘New’ Labour were up to in ’96 when they announced that if elected they’d make people work for their dole money.
    Fuck that – I’ve paid my National Insurance contributions so if I want to go on the fuckin dole I will and I’ll be getting what I’ve paid for. If you claim on your house insurance, you don’t have to go and clean the insurance company’s toilets as a condition of being paid out, do you? No. So fuck them.
    But now Blair’s gone, well, this poxy country will only get worse. Wait and see.
    Unless Scargill gets elected, anyway…

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 May 2007 at 1:03 pm #

    good lord

    get over yaselfs blister boys.maybe a photo of a perinium post child birth would put perspective in your ouchy ouchy feet.

  41. avatar
    childless by choice | 10 May 2007 at 1:36 pm #

    Anon 11.03 p.m.

    who forced yer to have a kid n suffer all that?
    if it was voluntary, that’s the price y’pay n you willingly paid it, no?
    so why the barb?

  42. avatar
    nic | 10 May 2007 at 3:07 pm #

    feeling very spoilt indeed with all the recent pics….keep them coming i say!!!

  43. avatar
    davem | 10 May 2007 at 6:53 pm #

    Evening SK.
    Thanks for the piccies and words combination. Much appreciated.
    Oh to hear Fruit Machine from your venerable gob. That would be a rare treat. I loved every page and read it out loud to the family…..but as you know I’m just a sad old brummie and lack your rich, warm tones.
    As for John Winston & “You’re Going To Lose That Girl”….don’t forget it was a journey for him too. Much as you probably don’t recall Bus Driver with much relish he moved from some of the stuuf off HELP to Tomorrow Never Knows almost as quickly as you got to You Took!!
    But….Mr Lennon wasn’t in your league and I GENUINELY, 100% mean that….and that’s from someone who had two Beatle pen-pals at the age of 15.
    Keep doing what you do Steve. It’s truly magical.


  44. avatar
    JJ | 11 May 2007 at 2:53 am #

    Ah, I’ve got a soft spot for Donovan. My mum bought all his stuff when I was a kid, so I fondly remember Wear Your Love Like Heaven, Season of the Witch, Kingfishers…..yeah, he could write some monstrous crap, and did, but also gems like Hurdy Gurdy Man (with Jimmy Page session work), Mexico, River Song…..stuff like that. Interesting link to Fab’s Anthology too, with Rishikesh footage where Mr. Leitch joined Beatles and taught The Walrus the alternating picking pattern he then used in Dear Prudence and Julia. So there’s a connection.

    Nice photos; your filing system looks like mine. I hate tax time, not so much for paying as having to collect all manner of receipts and read boring booklet, etc. I’ve never been accused of being too organized. Will have to check out Mrs. Kilbey’s book.

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