posted on October 6, 2011 at 10:11 pm

st kilda back pocket

have been down in melbourne working on a short film

its called comeback

its about a rocker who quit the stage and is making a uh comeback

its pretty funny

a lot of hardish work too

doing things over and over for a good take

sorry i been neglecting the blog

my kids are here too

i been knackered every night

also the argy bargy continues to flow

ie i am under constant hassling from beyond my control

thank you sam for all your help

tomorrow drive back to sydney which’ll take all day

i think you guys will like this film i was doing down here

its pretty funny n about this old popstar bobby birdhouse

hes been away from show biz a long long time

he had this one mega hit ” the one hundredth and one girl”

sam sejavka is in the film as my faithful roadie snake

a lowlife layabout type but i love him addled as he is….

we  had some real magic between us going there….

ive always wanted to act with ss…

the other players were pretty fucking funny too

a hypochondriac daughter trying to take a new publicity shot

a metrosexual son i cannot stand pushing my buttons

a crazed granny groupie still following me from the old daze…


and a happy ending ……..

i guess

nice work keysie who wrote n directed this 14 minute blockbuster

i reckon it might do ok……

(oh i do like a spot of acting……..!)


see you in sydney tomorrow you wild crazy fools……



43 Responses to “in melbourne tonight”

  1. avatar
    eekie | 6 October 2011 at 10:39 pm #

    Oh dear, it looks from the pic that you got booted out into the hall to write your blog. I know I shouldn’t laugh, but that would just be pitiful.

    Re: the movie — you’re perfect for the part! Looking forward to seeing it.

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      thetimebeing | 7 October 2011 at 8:10 am #

      yeah i’m perfect for the part of a washed up rocker…n’est-ce-pas?

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        Freddie | 7 October 2011 at 9:47 am #

        I wish I had known about the grannie groupie part. Oh well maybe next time.

      • Kraig
        Kraig | 7 October 2011 at 1:28 pm #

        You’re “DEFINATELY” NOT washed up Seve’o! Your a cool dawg! Can’t wait to see and hear some SKP!

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        eekie | 7 October 2011 at 5:22 pm #

        Oops, that didn’t come out quite right…I’ll try again.
        Perfect for the role because you have the rocker bit down, but you have to stretch a bit to manage the washed up part. Keeps you on your toes, which should make for a better performance than if you could just phone it in. 🙂

        • avatar
          thetimebeing | 8 October 2011 at 8:36 am #

          just jokin with ya eek a mouse

          • avatar
            eekie | 8 October 2011 at 3:01 pm #

            So I already wasted my suck up comment for October? Damn. >:(

            Better watch out for my comments over the next few weeks…. 😉

          • avatar
            thetimebeing | 8 October 2011 at 3:26 pm #

            please be nice eekie
            i know where you live
            and i know where your cats live

          • avatar
            eekie | 8 October 2011 at 4:42 pm #

            uh oh…

  2. Jmb066
    Jmb066 | 6 October 2011 at 10:43 pm #

    Sounds interesting Steve, hope you can post here at TTB when complete or get access for us to see it here in the USA.

    Take Care,


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    Waratah | 6 October 2011 at 11:08 pm #

    Hey kilbey,
    Just finished watching opera house show on fox and. . . . Brilliant!
    My wife and I took our 3 girls to their first church concert and we all loved it at the time but this has brought it back to life again and shown things we couldn’t see from up the back in the
    nosebleed section. Nice work

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 6 October 2011 at 11:46 pm #

    I’M glad everything is progressing well for you. The acting bug has a bite on you which I find to be fascinating. Give the girls big hugs and kisses from all of us. You have a look of determination in your pic today.
    Have a great Day !!!!!

    Darrin K.

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    MEM | 7 October 2011 at 12:15 am #


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    Lara | 7 October 2011 at 1:53 am #

    Nice to have you back. Was suffering TB withdrawal.

  7. Kraig
    Kraig | 7 October 2011 at 2:35 am #

    Will we be able to view this? Possibly SKP? Youtube? Somewhere Else?

    No need to apologize for neglecting the blog, kids come first, and play comes second, blog third!

    Anyone recording? Want to see sometime?


  8. avatar
    Jonny Hollywood | 7 October 2011 at 3:09 am #

    feels like i’m in a play, fading away 🙂

  9. avatar
    Freddie | 7 October 2011 at 3:15 am #

    Sounds like a fun cool film & perfect role for you! :^)

  10. avatar
    . | 7 October 2011 at 3:37 am #

    Best of luck with the film. I know how tedious filmmaking can be. Hopefully they’ve catered some good cuisine for cast and crew. Where’s the glamour?

  11. avatar
    scott | 7 October 2011 at 8:40 am #

    just read the blog and the question formed organically – you “the ole washed up geezer” vs. steve kilbey aka…the bricklayer. a brief blurb saying anything you wish….about each. be well


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    princey | 7 October 2011 at 8:49 am #

    Hi sk, wow, great to hear you and SS are in a film together, can’t wait to see it! Hope you and the family enjoyed your stay here in Melby, at least the sun was shining for a change!

    I just saw yesterday on FB that you played a gig here totally undetected by the regular Melby mob!, that must be my first missed sk gig in a long, long time, I can’t believe it! (aint it sad, I’m sounding a bit like the “crazed nanny groupie” in the film, lol)

    Take care,
    love Amanda

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    Waratah | 7 October 2011 at 11:15 am #

    Hey kilbey,
    I’m not going to be popular with the neighbors when the opera house DVD lands at my house, it sounds great with the volume up. At home for the school hols so was able to watch again on foxtel this morning. Will the DVD contain the full concert or is it what we see on tv? Alot of quality left on the cutting room floor, hopefully it will be released. Cheers
    Ps it would appear that your artistic control did not extend to the tv commercials, amazing music interrupted by Jimmy barnes spruiking bourbon, home loans, insurance, rugby world cup, my fave was Marty singing spark then we cut away to an ad about hair removal cream. Sensational

  14. avatar
    Hard Rain | 7 October 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    washed up?,..I think not, actually you are better than ever.

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    Sharon | 7 October 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    Hope we get to see the 14min masterpiece. Take care on the roads driving back to Sydney, it’s indeed a test of patience. Ps..Watched the Opera House show on Fox, absolutely phenomenal, even my “ever critical” teens gave it the thumbs up!

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    foolonthehill | 7 October 2011 at 6:14 pm #

    Good to be busy! Looking forward to seeing that film.and The Church at the Enmore on the 17 dec. bringing my son and daughter along this time…show them some kultcha!. Are you playing lizottes this year? saw you in 09 twas a HOOT!

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      thetimebeing | 8 October 2011 at 8:36 am #

      bring all the babies and all the old ladies…..

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        Ingrid | 8 October 2011 at 9:36 am #

        Hi SK – does that mean you are playing Lizottes as well as The Enmore?

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          thetimebeing | 8 October 2011 at 10:27 am #

          yep! i think so

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            Ingrid | 9 October 2011 at 6:47 pm #

            That’s great, I can’t wait xxx

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    Bernadette Keys | 7 October 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    Steve you were fantastic as Bobby Birdhouse! Your comic timing was impeccable and all the little idiosyncracies you brought to the role enhanced the shoot so much. It was a great vibe all round and a truly memorable week. The crew are still cracking up laughing at the Bobby and Snake scene. You’re right some real comedic magic there…….
    TTB readers will be kept in the loop as to when they can see it.


    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 8 October 2011 at 8:35 am #

      dear keysie
      what a load of fun!
      what a lovely bunch!
      we all love melbourne!!!
      see you real soon!!
      we arrived home at midnight alright with HARDLY any fighting in the back seat….!!!

  18. avatar
    veleska1970 | 7 October 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    hi!! welcome back. sounds like a fun movie. 😉

  19. avatar
    Wilfred Paradise | 7 October 2011 at 9:39 pm #

    it has to be better than the dylan flick of the same theme, what was it called? was never officially released, but rather escaped. 1985 or so? Hearts of Fire, I think?

    speaking of, his Bobness back on the road in Europe, 14 countries in 40 days, would hate to be the roadie in charge of the jazz.

    but he knows – just like willie – that the longer you sit, the harder it is to get back up again.

    look forward to the flick.

    wilf paradise

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    Larry | 8 October 2011 at 2:48 am #

    I’m guessing it’s not a remake of the feature-length film of the same title that Eric Burdon made back in 1982 (in Oz, no less):

    Have never watched it, although I used to see it at a video store years ago, with Burdon wearing an expression that said ‘Yeah, alright, I’ll do it, I need the money’.

  21. avatar
    davem | 8 October 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    Sorry to hear you’re still being hassled. Have a great weekend.

  22. avatar
    andy | 8 October 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    a ’14 minute blockbuster’ eh? make i laugh killer.
    your off-kilter, off-the-cuff humour often makes my day….
    cool that you could take the kids along!
    MWP has been hinting at the possibility of a uk gig or two,
    if there’s anything i and/or the brit contingent can do to help
    make it happen……..

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    matthew | 8 October 2011 at 11:45 pm #

    Film sounds fascinating – will it turn up as a cinema short? Or I could imagine as part of something on, say, SBS? Or is there no agreed distribution yet? Whichever, hope I get to see it.

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    colette | 9 October 2011 at 11:23 am #

    Just n’est-ce pas, Steve. Not n’est-ce-pas. Sorry, seven years of French and working as a sub editor. Not a criticism, just trying to help. I’d better not mention that the characters sound like stereotypes…not sure if it’s my cup of tears…:)

  25. avatar
    thetimebeing | 9 October 2011 at 11:43 am #

    can cocoamo please send me a gmail?

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    hellbound heart | 9 October 2011 at 2:54 pm #

    ….sounds like you’re in the thick of things up to your neck…….
    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for adding a show at twin towns services club-you’ve made an old(ish) lady extremely happy…..won’t need anything stuffed in MY stocking this christmas, believe me-ahem 😉
    love always…….

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    Mallory Weiss | 9 October 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    was kinda reluctant to put in words but ETOH is good at facilitating such problems..innit? on the washed up bit… i happen to know one mr. sarcasm and seriously, it’s damn near impossible to impress the guy. (it’s infuriating how much music he’d heard — the insatiable hunger for it, plus a closet guitarist — though 1 band wanted to steal him from another, so musta bean not too awful…) he’d listen, sure, but to draw a gasp from him — forgeddit. well i’ll have you know now that this here band akshually impressed the said guy 3 times. that’s right sir. in the good ol’ 80’s — the lucky bastard caught a gig in SF in ’86 — then after gaf he recoiled and shelved the choich mentally for a good decade and a half… then in 2002 he down-loded the ###’s mp3 and had to look for his jaw somewhere on the comp cable-strewn floor… (went out and got aent on cd) then again in 2009 – the untitled #23… he kept asking me — have you listened to it yet? do it!!! i thought he’d have a gun to my head — boy was he right every time… he said “the magic is back” and i had to check my hearing aid… wtf did he really used the word magic? mr sarcasm, seriously? how many washed up ones could pull this off in their mid-50’s or past 30 years of existence as a band, whichever comes 1st? ok that’s it for my 2+ cents

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