posted on December 21, 2006 at 9:20 pm

*probably not
the number of comments is way down
(tho nice to have the queen back…i was wurried bout ya!)
is this the xmas slump?
people im a jealous god n i need those comments…
otherwise am i just talking into the void…?
hello….is there anybody out there?
i love my regular people
you know who y’all are
rest-a-rant marko, anthony cee
richard mc healthy n good wife
little eeky, who is very naughty
decking the halls etc
bonnie bon
the wilde one from nz who is no carpet
cagey ole pagey
the manne with the mission
johnny “gee” garrotted
bri-anne smiff (a troo beleevah!)
groo-pee the chrissy
ry cst a shoulder of fortune discoverer of civilizations
baal… is mrs baal…?
d + t in syddley
sir gareth of knotts
who while being one of the handsomest knights
is, unfortunatly
one of my most hot-blooded men
having slain 3 or 4 perfectly innocent dragons….
andy pandy n the neptunic druids oh you guys wroc my main man
stealthywealthynwiseguys…mercy bow coo
poochie weild your axe
alt-rez in the frozen north
savant in the capital
all the rest of ya
christ do you think i can remember anything
my brain does hurt like a where house
i am cramming so many things in there
a loada new songs for space night
my lines from my play which is proceding spiffingly
having rehearsed inna fronta some of technicals last night
who said yes yes good work
me a pipe smokin’ tweed wearin’ “straight”
i say
now look here my dear fellow
i been watching this guy all our lives
i can do him if i want to
and i wanna nail all his twitchy nervousness
his outraged dignity
and his naive dopeyness
oh yes
i can talk in a posh accent too
my mums telephone voice
and the major
and the queen
and david coverdale
hang on a minute…..
david coverdale?
from whitesnake?
david coverdale from whitesnake
possessor of one of the most hoity-toity accents ever
can you imagine him giving the other guys in his band
the pre-show motivational schpiel…?
“alright chaps….seems like words come down
and about jolly time, if you ask me
and it seems perfectly beastly
if we dont give these fellows
a ruddy good show and give them what for…
and jenkins on the bass there…?
i dont tolerate passengers on this ship, jenkins
you knew you were here to rock
and by jove
rock you shall!”
now ive way-laid myself again
ive set traps before i reached bombay
and i was gonna say
right at the start
just after the title
how about some new comments from some new commenters?
whatcha made of?
are ya a smart-arse?
a fawning sinkofant?
a practicle man….
a busy house or mid wife…
a student at the school of hard knox?
perhaps youre a nasty lurker with nary an intension to subskrybe
or a generous dough-nater
it doesnt matter
nows the time to comment
a sample comment
“er….ive never commented before so here goes
um….well..that was it!
b murgatroid
thats it really
something pithy
something meaningful
something to change the world
just life in one sentence…its not hard
comment on the whether
you can criticize me too
hippy dribble
stoned waffle of a charisma-less drongo
twilight ravings of doomed beatnik
slandoulous lies of a bitter lemon
gossipy tripe n bad poetry r us
naive ego-sentric olde tosser
in tedious self-congratulatory “free” prose
reads like the bastard offspring of yogi bear
n michael mooorcock
you can say lovely kind things too
oh stevie youre so young
i wish i was pushing fifty three
and ive dyed all these white bits into my beard
just like you
mrs c darwin
oh timeless being
ive followed you since day one
yes, i was there the day the cherch first rehearsed
outside the door
and i made a bootleg
and would you mind if i burned a few
and sold em..
just to friends n others
just a few thousand till i get me money back?
or even
killer i adore thee io io ao

anything will do
dont even wait till youve finished reading
comment now
hit that comment button hard!
send me a message
use it!
weve bought a hifi ipod for ourself for xmas
it cost 500 bux but it sounds amazin’
nk got it up the bloody junction
nice work nk!
listnin to harold buddy n billy nelson
oh so much detail in yonder sound
its about the size of a shoe-box
ipod sits on top
i tell ya olde t-being very happy with this device
im gonna split
its a overcaste day
n a little cool
of course im gonna hit the poole now
and doo my chi gong
mmm breathe deep that prana, childe
walk around
pay some bills
a man sent me a cheque
mr snow, youre not so colde…
thank you
i will banque it today
if it has not rubberised
someone sent me a twenny dollar bill in the post
well thank you everyone likes moneymail!
but beware
ive sent people money like that before too
and it usually disappears
theres some little bastard down the p.o.
with a fucking money detecting machine..
of course
i thank profusely my pay-trens
n my sub-skrypers
oh thank ye
the soy turkey is being plucked
ah the wee beeings will eat
and baby bum-pah says thank you folks
10 % of all money received will be donated to
the bumperfund
to pay for crushed pastels in carpet
drawing on the wall
weeing on the floor
dropping food everywhere
gates, locks, kiddy-proofing etc etc
broken sunglasses, schmeared cds n dvds
things dropped out windows
and for rubbing your chocolatey face on my washed black
alex grey t shirt!
for to-day
s k

144 Responses to “is this the blogge that youve been waiting for? *”

  1. avatar
    steve kilbey | 21 December 2006 at 9:30 pm #

    handsome devil

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 December 2006 at 9:33 pm #

    good then is it, the hifi ipod – pip – thanks for not even mentioning me, first bloody comment as well)

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 December 2006 at 9:42 pm #

    wow, and after all that I get to be no. 3!

    Well you know I dont say much unless its warranted – but all is well in the desert and all the things that wanna kill ya have all gone underground. Even had ice on my windshield yessaday morning. Keep an eye on MWPs itunes…he’s gettin a load o music soon and much of it is also intended for ya.


    ps – cant ever get my login to work….so anonymous I must remain….but you know….

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 December 2006 at 9:47 pm #

    hi steve,

    i just got back from christmas party dinner whatever. best part at the end i got some absinthe. first time i had a shot of absinthe since i drank one with you back on may 26. And now i feel just lovely.
    enjoying your blogs, was especially surprised/impressed with twillies the other day. blog stars in the making…
    was lots of planning/discussing/organizing today with mw-p, some results…copenhagen? it seems.
    ok, i need some more absinthe. look forward to drinking some with ya.
    take care.

  5. avatar
    Jab @ BZT | 21 December 2006 at 9:48 pm #

    Comments? You want a bloody comment? From me? Nah, I can’t imagine that. I’m the one that bent you out of shape in the past commenting about the g o d thing yet I’m still around here reading and thinking and do nating to your cause being methinks it’s quite worth it. Even if I do go completely unnoticed by the king of spacee rockin swirl sounds. Of course, some of us have a way of projecting thoughts into someone else’s noggin that aren’t really there in the first place and I’ve been guilty of it. Probably am now.
    I’da never imagined six months ago I’d be yapping my fingers on the weber log of someone such as thou sk. And every now and then I have to ask myself, self? What the hell is really going on here. This could SO be an imposter posing at meester Time Beeun. And then the facts slap me upside the ‘ed. Nah, not possible. No one could possible know the shit that this cat knows. And the real SK would’a probably sued the shit out of the fake-o Time Beeun by now.
    Ok, now that I’m managed to waste a perfectly good five minutes tapping out the splatterthoughts, I’ll go dive back into my barely commenting ever cave, where ya probably wish I’da stayed in the first place eh?

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 December 2006 at 9:49 pm #


    ….is it me your’re looking for?

    Happy Xmas you old looney.


  7. avatar
    tribe called less | 21 December 2006 at 9:51 pm #

    iPod Dock units are the coolest

    I am looking forward to recovery and spending money on something other than online porn movies. In a month i can have one of these

    Japanese manufacturer RockridgeSound has announced the VTS-384, another new iPod dock that relies on vacuum tubes instead of transistors. Many audiophiles believe that vacuum tubes produce a richer sound. The 384 can span frequencies between 80Hz and 20KHz, and each of the three-inch internal speakers has 5W of power. The dock can also be connected to headphones or external speakers for greater output. All iPods are supported from the third generation onwards, but remote control functions for third-gens are limited to play/pause and skipping options. The 384 debuts February 2007 in Japan for 80,000 yen ($690).

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 December 2006 at 9:52 pm #

    bah humbug!
    the timebeing is dead, long live the timebeing!

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 December 2006 at 9:54 pm #

    I’m outa this place – work that is so I won’t seeya for a few days mukka.

    Merry Christmas to that family of yours and a Merry Cchristmas to the Kilbey…..

    Thanks this year for,

    Manchester Lane
    National Theatre and
    Northcote Social Club

    Whata great year…..

    Pierre the froggy

  10. avatar
    the dean | 21 December 2006 at 9:56 pm #

    What I don’t rate a mention! I’ve commented my fingers to the bone for you, From day 5 or 6, every other day, now and then, on a regular occassion.
    Anyway remember to take your medicine for tomorrow night, not to much, not to little, just right.
    Little by little the night turns around…..breaking the shape of his questions forever

  11. avatar
    john in austin, tx | 21 December 2006 at 9:57 pm #

    heylo there…

    just trying to do my part in the universe…offering up a comment for the cause.

    mostly comfortable just being a lurker…and a don-ate-or…and a fan…and a listener…and a sometimes philosopher…mixed cd maker…mort-gage payer…pro-gram-er…occasional head expander…space traveler…hey, speaking of space…

    what are the chances that you will record the veggie-space-event for all of us who are across the big pond and can’t make it.

    i can’t think of a better way to bring the new year in…

  12. avatar
    mattdavison | 21 December 2006 at 9:57 pm #

    cryptic bugger!! It’s harder then su-du-ku. ta work out what yr on about sometimes.. But very happy to be included in ya groupie of timebandits.

    What the ***! No answer on the en zed pretenders thing’ mussy been invited—or canne be bothered after all we islanders haven’t even got radios yet so how the farcc can we even know about the CCrruuhr@$%()*)
    Seawolf. gonna watch the basement gig on the bigge screen at Paulos care of dutchman in sydnee tonight for a bit a chrissy cheer.. hopefully paulio won’t charge me too get into the event…
    Barrrr Hummmbug!!

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 December 2006 at 9:58 pm #

    OH, I didn’t get a mention either sk, sick of us dedicated old timers eh???? That’s ok, I’ll still be writing the same old stuff whether you like it or not ha ha!
    Yeah, some new blood is probably needed here at the moment, good luck.

    You know what goes here,

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 December 2006 at 9:59 pm #

    alex grey T-shirt?!!! where’d ya get that? i want one of those for christmas…or a mati kalwein, got one of those? well this ISN”T the blog i’d been waitin for but it will suffice. it’s fun to read yer speil of the day. something keeps me coming back to this dark little alley.

    anyway, we salute you.

    BTW a nice little Heyday diatribe for xmas would pretty much rule. give yer subjects what they want.

  15. avatar
    Fandorin | 21 December 2006 at 10:00 pm #

    Steve Kilbey,

    I hope I’m gonna see you in Olde Prague. I’d take u to the gothic castle and smoke a Bigge Spliffe w/ you. Drinks on me!


  16. avatar
    Jesiah | 21 December 2006 at 10:08 pm #

    I have commented before, but not that often. I just enjoy reading your blogg, I don’t have much to say.
    Happy Holidays Steve! You’re Awsome!

  17. avatar
    crucified in space | 21 December 2006 at 10:16 pm #

    now is my time. i am fire but am born of the cold.

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 December 2006 at 10:34 pm #

    Looking forward to Saturday’s Space Rock Epic

  19. avatar
    veleska1970 | 21 December 2006 at 10:37 pm #

    hi ya hi ya, steve-o. i’m glad you still think of me as a regular, because i know i did disappear there for a little while….i’m sorry, truly, but i have been doing my best to try to catch up. like i said~~my imp’s been working overtime. i wasn’t kidding when i said that. i won’t go into the boring details, i know you have a lot on your own plate, but the gist of it is i’ve got some problems right now i’m trying to solve. my mother’s in ill health and i’m worried sick about her; i’m having difficulties with my 7-year-old daughter; uncertainties about my job; my own health isn’t peachy; etc etc, etc….ad nauseum.

    it’s just one of those things, i guess.

    thanks for your concern. we love you, too!!!

    lotza hugz……

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 December 2006 at 10:41 pm #

    hej STEVE
    love your bloog and read it every day, however I’m fucking sad that you and the band never have been in northern norway.THATS A SHAME.WHEN ARE YOU COMING?

    merry christmas from stormy northern norway…….hopefully we will have some snow so the raindeers can park outside our house

    hej då,det er svensk og betyr hade(goodbye)

    thor-arne 😉

  21. avatar
    Finn | 21 December 2006 at 10:57 pm #

    Alright Killbeing, I’ll comment. I’ve commented before, but it usually comes off sounding stupid or poorly grammerized, but I suppose what do you care? You mispell intentionally.

    Anyway, still reading the blog. Glad you didn’t stop. And yes, I intend to contribute to yer bumperfund. I just haven’t gotten to it yet. Come to think of it, I was going to send you a CD of my spaciest original music, but I haven’t got to that yet either. Hope that PO Box you gave out a while back is still in effect. Cuz yeah, the CD is coming.

    So long and thanks for the toons.

  22. avatar
    the chowman | 21 December 2006 at 11:00 pm #

    I’ve been reading your blog for sometime now, and enjoy it immensely. Been a long time church fan and love getting a glimpse into the mind of the genius that produces such amazing lyrics. Keep up the good work!!

  23. avatar
    wil-O | 21 December 2006 at 11:04 pm #

    but what if I have naught to say, deer Kil-O? Do you prefer tripe to restraint?


  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 December 2006 at 11:13 pm #

    i do nae gift yonder hippie with blogge payments to listen to “rock and roll” on a hi-fi ipod. kilbey, your time(being) here is marked!


    just kidding, merry christmas.

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 December 2006 at 11:14 pm #

    I never comment on these things…whoops…just did…anyway while I’m here, my 2 cents, I do enjoy da blog but as a fan of the gay pursuasion – yes there are some…find your occassional anti-gay snipes a bit puzzling. Loved the NSC gig though – highlight – the story of the Church’s rebellion against Dire Straits!

  26. avatar
    geenunn | 21 December 2006 at 11:24 pm #


    can you send me the dates of ye oldey play that you are in… i really want to try and get myself down there… finally the copy of meanjin arrived so plan to enjoy it and the rain that is fallin up here in sunny brisbane…

    big love to ya


  27. avatar
    ambnt1 | 21 December 2006 at 11:34 pm #


    I comment here every fuckin day, send you free cee-dees you never listen to (well okay you listened to one or two I think), send ya 50 sense a week for your hippie trippy drivel, and I don’t even RATE A REGULAH????

    You are one rude druid.

    But I still like ya, so I’ll keep coming back for more punishment, and maybe one day you will mention the AMBIENT KING again as master commenter of this blogge, and the entire universe, for that anti-matter.

    Life Changing Comment: none at this time. It is hard to think of one when you’re staring at a cold, unfeeling cubicle being illuminated by x-ray cancer-causing overhead lights, video cameras monitoring your every move, creepy workplace gossipers hanging on your every word, stupid straights marching along robot-like to deliver more paperwork to your in-basket to be data entered into a meaningless consortium of data of no importance, bosses lookin’ over your shoulder to see if you’re goofing off on the Net. But I digress…

    Can you feel the love I am exuding for you Ess Kay? I will continue to be your #1 sycophant (please please can I?), I will only say nice things from now on. I will send you more free ambient drone cee-dees that will gather dust in your attic. I will continue to send you fifty cents per week (25 of which the greedy Paypal will horde for itself). In return, just please LOVE ME BACK, Okay??????!!



    n.p. Fields of the Nephilim, “Mourning Sun” (got goth? It does a body good)

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 December 2006 at 11:43 pm #

    Just coz you asked….and just to let you know I’ve been playing from your repertoire every day since NSC esp descuidado and have shared with two previously uninitiated (can you believe one had never heard UTMW!!!) Have worn SK Vs MWP Tshirt twice to work now and every time told how “funky” I look…. Enjoy the Summer solstice today. Happy Ho Hos and Big Loves – Kate (not a regular but a sometimes)

  29. avatar
    The Carrier of Fruit | 22 December 2006 at 12:00 am #


    It has several days since my last comment. I have been reading though, about the family and from the family. My words and toughts haved bored myself lately so I have kept them to myself.
    Blogge on my friend coz i am still listening.

  30. avatar
    metal_petal | 22 December 2006 at 12:07 am #

    Merry Christmas! and I did mean to comment after your lovely daugters contributed. They made me laugh a lot. You’re going to have your hands full there, dad!

    (Subscription money to come early in the new year. December had not just meant Xmas, it has meant utility bills, insurance policies due. All too bloody hard. I have been reading really quickly so I don’t feel like too bad a freeloader.)

  31. avatar
    davem | 22 December 2006 at 12:21 am #

    Love your calves!!!

  32. avatar
    davem | 22 December 2006 at 12:21 am #

    Love you more

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 12:23 am #


    Despite your extreme incapability of writing another hit single, I find your unsuccessful attempts at humor to be occasionally entertaining. Therefore, I’ve decided to begin sending you a few pounds now and again. Good day, old chap.

    David Coverdale

  34. avatar
    davem | 22 December 2006 at 12:23 am #

    I always read…nearly always comment…always buy yer stuff….always keep an eye on how stuff on Church Merch is selling….didn’t get a mention…don’t care.
    Adore all that you do. My total effing hero and all that.

  35. avatar
    MarkM | 22 December 2006 at 12:26 am #

    I didn’t make the list of regulars this time….
    which means I mustn’t be regular enuff. Apologies to all involved for my lack of comments…I have read every blogge without fail tho. I have dutifully Pay-palled.
    I am suffocating tho under boxes of musical instruments. Working in a music store at Xmas time is not fun and there ain’t much in the way of happy little celebrators. Stress and aggression reign from unhappy customers….and dammit the boxes just keep coming. When I get out from under em I shall be back on board.
    Have a great Basement gig SK. I’m supporting iOTA tonight at Spectrum…if I can still play guitar after opening 79 cartons.

  36. avatar
    davem | 22 December 2006 at 12:31 am #

    Unguarded mo on the old grey whistle test in 82. Hooked then. Hooked since. ’tis a weird thing this blog. You get the hump at the lack of comments..I get arsey at not getting a mention from the guy I adore above all others. I Can sing every word to everything you’ve done from yer first album onwards. You cost me a fortune, but you’re worth every penny and sooooooooooooooo much more. You’ve made such a difference to my life. Thank-you!
    Night SK.

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 12:44 am #

    Was at Disney World on vacation the last couple of days and went by House of Blues (where you guys played brilliantly) and got a little nostalgic. I imagine all the gigs you play just go by in a blur but to us fans they’ve made a big impression. You have the dubious honor of being one of the three best concerts that I’ve seen at HOB Orlando (and I’ve been to a lot) – top three are you guys the Church, Paul Westerberg (Replacements fame) and the new aussie band Wolfmother (the mosh pit was a scream – don’t know how they survive down there).

    Your blogs are a daily delight and I’ll continue to contribute to a great read. You make me realize that I should have studied and paid more attention in English lit class in school. But I get to feel smart with all your rock references!

    Thanks and keep em coming.

    ed in fl (aspiring to be a regular)

  38. avatar
    gareth,notts | 22 December 2006 at 12:51 am #

    the dragons were never innocent,’cept maybe the welsh one! just been spoonin my first jar of manuka honey to soothe the godawful throat infection i have once again,its a weak-point/recurrent pain in the ass(throat i mean!).keep up the good work,we’re still addicted!

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 12:59 am #

    wanta comment? I fuckin hate christmas…brings out the worst truths in me. But ah, recall, I am the Great Idiot, HOODWINKED ,the ultimately dee-ceeved…the one they all foolishly wait for- so they can put all the tripe on my back…or is it a corpse i carry around thus? Anyway, hey, how is it goin? Quick note, as hip as i have always been, somehow i overlooked Hawkwind jus a lil…so i’m diggin in( for some reason i thought they were like tangey dreem..boring synth waves or something( which i’ve constructed o-plenty in my brief span) the sound quality aint that great, but Man they sure do the cool propulsive riff thing along with mucho filter warbling….very nice…esp cuz i’m so damn burnt out on everything ( sadly ). Also, if I may say so, if anyone’s paid attention to my paltry comments over broken time ( as Rama-Dee, Hoodwinked, The Great Idiot, Dee, etcetera….) I have to continue to say with all my might..Amerika Sucks!!!! Texas is awful, Austin is hideous, etc..just driving down my street, or turning on the telly, or working in the skools i do…yeah…i am aghast and offended, just fucking sick of all the garbage and inanity….How can so many of you deny this…??? I’ll never understand humanity- Never….Grok That…and have a happy holyday…Dee…

  40. avatar
    leelinau | 22 December 2006 at 1:19 am #

    duuude, ipods suck chocolate salty balls.

    My sister had one, fucker up and fried itself along with 1200$ of music.

    Bah humBUG!


  41. avatar
    leelinau | 22 December 2006 at 1:22 am #



  42. avatar
    Tokin' Jester | 22 December 2006 at 1:26 am #

    I usually have quite a few comments.
    You only love me for my altoids~
    But,Hey; at lest I know where I stand.

  43. avatar
    Brian Smiff | 22 December 2006 at 1:31 am #

    Summoned by my True Name, how can I refuse to attend the inner pentagram of the time bean? Sadly there’s not a lot to say since I last saw you. I’m still loving my straight job and being very un-church-like except for the music I listen to 🙂 I haven’t seen my brother for a few years now, so for this xmas my parents suggested we all meet in Hawaii and drink foo-foo drinks until the sun goes down, so that’s where I’ll be in January.

    But some of your songs will be there with us, so listen from yer chilly-willy pool and see if you can heard ukelele-flavoured choich tunes drifting across the waves.

    I’ve got a bunch of stuff I want to send to you too, so what’s a good address? I asked once in email but I fear your hunt’n’peck typing leaves too few hours in the day to respond to all those mundanities.

    Oh, and since I didn’t say it before, I love the idea of your daughters bringing all that nasty mucky modern culture into the house. Perversely funny 🙂

  44. avatar
    fergal | 22 December 2006 at 1:46 am #


  45. avatar
    J Street | 22 December 2006 at 1:51 am #

    Here’s a comment for you–

    My thing is live music, live recordings, live versions–I have the concert at the Enmore Theatre, 1992, and it’s ok, but if you’re looking for a cash cow, olde SK, do what Echo and the Rabbitmen did and sign up with Instant Live or one of these outfits the Pixies used to record their live shows and crank out CDs for people to acquire.

    Make sure they give you a good deal, make sure you get these shows out (your bias against live recordings notwithstanding, they ARE worthwhile and there IS magic there and they ARE worth something) and hey–think of it as one more reason to keep some money out of the hands of some of the people who ripped you off. (I heartily recommend you find a way to get as much of the cash from a live music deal as possible and avoid the publishers where applicable.

    I’ve bought every CHurch album on vinyl, several again on cassette, then on CD in the 90s and now ALL the remastered versions–and it breaks my heart to think almost none of that cash went to you guys.

    Let’s find a way for people like me to actually spend money on Church stuff that actually goes back to you guys, and live recordings might be one way to go.

    And, yes, “Easy” will be/is a great single, hope it gets out there as one.

  46. avatar
    derek wacker | 22 December 2006 at 1:52 am #

    the thyme boing. love it. love it. but you sk, not so shore.

  47. avatar
    syrinx | 22 December 2006 at 1:53 am #

    Since it is tomorrow there already, Happy Solstice to the Kilbey family. And also – Happy Synchronized Orgasm For World Peace Day.

    Get on that, everyone. The site is a bit corny, but ya gotta seriously love the idea.

    You can chalk it all up to the ends justifies the means.

  48. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 1:59 am #

    Hmmph… bah humbug SK. Im only here for the comments 🙂

    And that should read “damn handsome devil”


    ps mark m – trade those cartons for ‘other’ cartons

  49. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 2:01 am #

    a token comment,

    Have a great xmas and succesful new year

  50. avatar
    mandn | 22 December 2006 at 2:26 am #

    Orphues quotes the god:
    “And all the fat-skinny people, and all the tall-short people
    And all the nobody people, and all the somebody people
    I never thought I’d need so many people”

    smeared CDs? easy put ’em in the dishwasher.
    it works, try it, just be careful about the dry cycle. 🙂

    David Coverdale?
    dare I admit I saw him back in the day.
    I think they opened up for Motley Crue.
    yes I listen to and attend almost every kind of music there is.
    The Church and Motley Crue get along nicely in the MandN abode.
    There’s also Mozart and of course, Bowie, T. Rex and even Ryuichi Sakamoto.
    Jim Boggia and Saphin. Etta James and Agnostic Front.

    ‘Tis the season to get along I suppose. 😉

    Happy Holidays to everyone!

  51. avatar
    abtom0104 | 22 December 2006 at 2:35 am #

    Hello there, SK. I’m afriad I have been guilty of not being part of your blogge over the past couple o’ months. Been busy and all the usual shit but that’s no real excuse cos it only takes a few minutes out of my day to read your goings on. Will have to make it a new year resolution (even though I usually don’t make them) to be active on a daily basis to your blogginess.

    Was at the NSC last week and echo the comments by all who wrote in about it. I can’t remember laughing so much at a gig before. Highly entertaining and also great to hear some old classics come out for an airing – especially an all time fave Hotel Womb at the end. Hope you don’t mind, but I rang my missus and let her listen to Two Places at Once as that song was part of our wedding day in ’96. Very special song. MWP looked positively knackered by the end and I’m sure he just stopped playing and looked over your way as if to say “hurry up, pal. I’m tired and want to go to bed”.

    I was the cabbage in the Magnetic Strip booby shirt on the footpath table who yelled out “Killer” to you as you and Mart got out of the cab before the show. I seem to be making a habit of bumping into you before shows (Manchester Lane, Corner Hotel 05). Knowing how much you love your space but at the same time wanting you to know how much of a legend you are, I like to either throw a “good luck” or a simple handshake your way so you don’t feel completely lonely and unloved.

    Hope you and your families have a great Christmas and a safe and happy new year. Can’t wait to continue my unbroken run of seeing you guys live in Melbourne every tour you’ve done since 1991. You and the fellowship have brought an enormaous amount of happiness, appreciation and awe into my life.

    All the best.


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    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 2:37 am #

    okay sk,
    richard mc healthy here. i’ve been called out. of course log-in still doesn’t work.
    “good wife” has found a little something for you. will find way to get it to ya, sir.
    the product is called “ulimanamana- goji manna” oh baby- made right here in asheville, north carolina or ashe-vegas as we locals are fond of saying. ingredients include organic cacao, raw honey, coconut oil and goji berry.
    our product contains:
    no artificial colors, dyes or natural flavours.
    no aspartame
    no soy
    no FDA flavours
    no dairy no meat
    no weird GMO’s
    no sugar. no flour.
    no god only knows
    no pesticides no chemicals
    no radioactive waste
    no petroleum no arsenic
    no lard not a trace
    no hydrogenated oil
    no kidding–it’s true
    we haven’t cooked it. preserved it.
    or turned it pink or blue.
    we did however throw some love into the mix,
    and happiness and gratitude and bliss.

    i think it’ll ship well.
    we want you to live a long time.
    partially greedy i guess.

    richard mc.

  53. avatar
    Juicy Wallop | 22 December 2006 at 2:39 am #

    Don’t comment often but I’m reading every day and really enjoyed the one where the Twillies answered questions!
    Goodbye – in my telephone voice!!!


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    (('{~_~}')) | 22 December 2006 at 2:41 am #

    Hugs to you Veleska. Hope things improve for you and your family very soon.

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    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 2:58 am #

    Here’s a comment for you. Merry everything to you and yours. I’d send you something but Baby Anyone and that other Little Anyone took all my cash. Sorry.

  56. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 3:29 am #

    An avid reader, I am grateful for the time you take to write and to read the comments of readers.
    Your words and insight mean a lot to me. Thank you for continuing.

    PS: I’ve really found the last week or so of blogs to have been especially funny (I’m still laughing at your description of your Christmas tree light settings!)

  57. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 3:29 am #

    gee sk

    you’re a sucker for wordsdom. but here’s another meaningless comment, with the compulsory “we love yer work” remark to round it off in a hollow yet christmas like way…

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    Tony Pucci | 22 December 2006 at 3:42 am #

    going on xmas break, off work until january 2nd
    won’t have much internet access
    i figure i’ve paid up through dec
    will give you more paypal luv in jan
    david coverdale?
    you often astound me with the completeness of yer awareness
    i never got over the penile guitar thrusts
    of whitesnake
    turned me off hair metal forever
    not that i was ever on it!
    my college buddy and i used to eat shrooms
    and watch headbangers ball on mtv
    laughing ourselves silly!
    did i mention i had a reunion with the bandmates
    of the band i was in at age 15?
    we laughed until we cried, great time
    don’t wait 23 years for the next one
    we all agreed
    thanks for the blogge mention
    i always feel compelled to play my axe!
    getting a new computer in jan too
    which means, basically,
    new recording studio!
    lots of luv to you and yours this season
    not john’s cat,

  60. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 3:45 am #

    I could say i’m hurt, tho i ain’t.

    har har.

    Dogs got scabies the kids are havin’ babies.

    You skyscraper carnival?

    I’m lurkin’ capn.

    always got an “I” on me hero.

    El glynnis juans

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    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 3:53 am #

    Margaret Clark from Pocket Books left a message on my machine today telling me my story had been selected for the Star Trek short story contest, but she didn’t say which one! So I have to call long distance tomorrow and find out. I hope it’s the one with The Church, but I think it’s the other one. The hurchur one needs a bit more polishing. Anyway !!!!!!

  62. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 3:55 am #

    Long time reader, first time commentor….maybe…probably…I dunno. I’m quiet by nature, never have much to say anyway. Enjoy reading you everyday tho’


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    Stovis | 22 December 2006 at 4:23 am #


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    shawn_el | 22 December 2006 at 4:39 am #

    Ok SK – I’m commenting. Now repay me by giving me a bloggy-licious shout-out by name.

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    cita | 22 December 2006 at 4:45 am #

    Ever done life drawing? I can picture you sketching away drawing the nude being. I look at your artwork and think Steve would love life drawing. I teach art but I need live the bohemian dream as well.

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    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 4:55 am #

    toodle pip, and all that! wot wot.

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    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 4:56 am #

    Hey Steve,

    Seasons Greetings from So. Cal

    Slow it all down and have a good

    I’m listening to a couple of
    Bass Communion cd’s I bought
    you should check them out if you
    haven’t already.

    Love, Peace and Joy!


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    CSTCoach | 22 December 2006 at 4:56 am #

    Hey SK,

    Still here of course. Package from KH arrived today – the Jack Frost rerelease with great new painting and really fucking nice liner notes. That and the Earthed rerelease (have the original but bought it for the extra poetry readings – i found this track online of you reading rimbaud, best rendition of season in hell i’ve heard yet – now anytime i read it i have to do so in an aussie/pom accent). Bought the original Earthed off ebay several years ago, but the bastards stiffed me on the booklet. Really love to plug Earthed on the headphones when writing, it really flows.

    Still have that yoga dvd to post for ya. Been waiting to film a clip of movements for yer aching back and shoulder (i won’t even bill ya my exhorbitant hourly rate – how’s that for a deal!). Will knock it off this weekend and get it in the post right after the holly-day.

    Speaking of xmas, did you hear that Dee Snider and Twisted Sister just released a christmas album? What brings to mind xmas more than a man in a blond wig and screaming guitars? My friend lita ford did vocals on one track, and her husband jim gillette (of 80’s hair metal band Nitro) did backing. That one sounds pretty good actually. Heard it months ago, last time i wuz down to see them on their reclusive caribbean isle.

    hope you have a great xmas, timebeing, and great show this weekend. Are the rumours of a north american 2007 tour true? And what of Mimesis???? Very much lookin fwd to that.


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    CSTCoach | 22 December 2006 at 4:59 am #

    Oh, forgot to add that we just took the Saraswati w/ Fender Bass print to the frame shop today. The old lady behind the counter said “Is that a Fender?” LOL. A hipster beneath her grey wig???


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    dog gone | 22 December 2006 at 5:06 am #

    killa bee-

    be careful you don’t get caught up
    in some “comments for cash” scandal,
    such has plagued
    some well known
    radio hosts.

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    JJ | 22 December 2006 at 5:11 am #

    When were you hanging out with David Coverdale? Does he really have to perm that blonde do before putting on the posh accent? How could Jimmy Page stoop to working with that guy, I don’t know.

    What is the TimeBeing asking for on Father Christmas’ lap? Got a Chrissy party coming up, hope they have good liquor and fresh herb. Rain coming, time off – this is good, as the rivers will run.

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    Grinenbarrett | 22 December 2006 at 5:31 am #

    Life has been a tilt-o-whirl in my abode. The wife and I are expecting child number two any day now. Our first boy. We think he will be named Henery Keefe and such. I myself am from a long line of same name. A third to be exact or as my late Grandfater would call me Bill da’turd. Yeah, lots of dough and group sessions got me over that one. So I feel a bit of the old Catholic guilt trip not going for a Billy the fourth. Who am I to stop the lineage? At some point one will have to walk around with an abacus for a name tag if I don’t put and end to it. So apart from the nesting that has been going on and a steady work life and the working of a second album, (BTW I do a great Kilbey sounding phrase during a middle eighth that would make you proud) life has been a bit different. Wanted to send you the following for Christmas.
    1. Wes Montgomery – Bumpin
    2. Gandalf – Self Titled
    3. Miles Davis – Porgy and Bess
    4. Eno – Another Day on Earth
    5. Aloft – Closer To Nowhere
    However, the time slipped out of my hands. Maybe next time. Here’s to you and your’s during the hollydaze. Thanks for so many escape’s. Billy M III

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    Drumwise | 22 December 2006 at 5:37 am #

    Hi SK. Merry Christmas to you and the family. Thanks for all the wonderful music, and the space-rock name dropping. I wasn’t familiar with Popol Vuh, but now I’m into them. I’ll try to leave more comments. Thanks again!!

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    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 6:05 am #

    Songs for The Church to cover, also known as “Box of birds 2”

    Kansas “Dust in the wind”
    The Cars “Candy-o”
    Bee Gees “Night Fever” Really, anything by the Bee Gees would be good. After all, they are The Bee Gees, there gold baby!
    Styx “Mr Roboto”
    The Babys “Everytime I think of you”
    Sweet “Little Willy”, “Ballroom Blitz” or “Blockbuster”
    Grand Funk or Grand Funk Railroad (There is nothing like a name change mid career)”Somekind of wonderful” or “We’re An American Band”
    BTO “Takin care of business”
    Ly-nard Sk-nard “Freebird”
    Slade or Quiet Riot version “Cum On Feel The Noise”
    Since some other guy mentioned Twisted Sister….”We’re Not Gonna Take It” (this could be dedicated to all those straights at Arista,WB,Capitol,EMI,Mushroom, that weird label that starts with a C,is it Carree?)

    And for the last tune…….

    Thomas Dolbey “She Blinded Me With Science”

    Bonus disk can include these chestnuts…….

    Men Without Hats “Saftey dance” or “Pop goes the world”
    UFO “Too Hot To Handle”
    Scorpions “Rock You Like A Huricane”
    The Kinks “Lola” or “Come Dancing”
    Wham “Wake Me Up before You Go-Go”

    Recording these classics is a sure fire way to get the career in fast mode. Maybe Tim can sing a few? Maybe not. You could have R.Plogg as special guest bongo player. JD can come is and play tambourine. Nick Ward (aka the bully) can just stay away.
    Fun for all.

    Thats my blog.
    Some guy who lives in Portland Or.
    (live DVD anytime soon?)
    This sure made me laugh while I was typing it up. 🙂

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    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 6:07 am #

    Hi Steve, been away from regular internet facility for a few days.


    Merry Christmas to all members of your family and best wishes for a safe sane and successfull new year for all of you.

    Love Celticat

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    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 6:10 am #

    Love your blog.

    Can u reminisce more about the wistful early days please.

    For example, when we did the Noosa Aussie Hop in ’83, I saw Jeremy Oxley’s pecker placed where it shouldn;t have been et al.

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    dig | 22 December 2006 at 6:12 am #

    Ok comment

    Well I loved the Melbourne show and I truely think that you and Marty were/are hilarious, I’d gladly pay $20 just for the banter, the most I laughed since I last watched Black Books, very funny!

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    spongebather | 22 December 2006 at 6:12 am #

    Dear Uncle Steve,

    I’ve been slaving away in the kitchen making large batches of “space cakes” for the space rock thingy this weekend. You’re supposed to provide the soy milk to wash them down so don’t forget!!!


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    blucks blurnett | 22 December 2006 at 6:16 am #

    May I quote myself?

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    Tony Pucci | 22 December 2006 at 6:24 am #

    saw a very interesting show on tv today
    about the Christmas Truce of 1914
    in WW1
    remarkable, really
    a great story of human spirit
    and one we need to hear in these wor-torn times

    Merry Christmas!!!

  81. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 6:28 am #

    Steve, I think you are swell!

    Rob in Ok.

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    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 6:32 am #


    on another matter – j street’s comments above seemed to make a lot a sense. I don’t understand why the lack of airplay. I mean yon crunchies are: great live, skilled musicians all with a belief in what they do, you yourself with your blogge are more tangible than most other musicians, have a vast credible back catalogue, oh and great records and SONGS!!

    The limited live vision I’ve seen is really exciting and I would love to buy DVD’s of these performances – i reckon i wouldn’t be on my own there either!

    Would publicity at street level (like the olden days lol) help create awareness and impove the profile of the crunch? I don’t know either but I get frustrated by the music buying public.

    Something is being lost when the taste of the music buying public is influenced so heavily by the electronic media – now so many people are consuming music with about as much nutritional value as nylon carpet.

    Anyway, that’s my comment. Would be really happy if you and the other crunchies could fulfil your aims as a band and produce the music you want but enjoy some financial reward for your labours


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    triantelope | 22 December 2006 at 6:57 am #

    Well OK SK… you twisted my arm….

    ummm… nothing witty or pithy to say, so how about this:

    You and I share a birthday, September 13, but I am 16 years your junior.

    Recently you mentioned that you lived for a time in the curiously named suburb of Fairy Meadow, where I had the fortune of spending the first 12 years of my life.

    There’s more… but I’ll spare you.

    Thanks for the music…

    ….and other stuff…


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    Borat | 22 December 2006 at 6:57 am #

    Meester Keelbey,

    High five! I leesen your musik since young boy in my country. It make girlz want open their legs for me to make romance with them. I hope you and other Church museeshuns come here to play free concert. We supply you with many prostitutes and vodka!



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    William | 22 December 2006 at 6:59 am #

    Change the world I shan’t…but state the facts I will: that Coverdale bit resulted in text book LOL-ing on my part. Keeps me a’comin back for more…

    Blog like the wind Kilbey. Blog like the wind.


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    Mention Me or Else | 22 December 2006 at 7:06 am #

    No more Pay, Pal, unless you give up da props to your supporters and buy us all an iPod Hi-fi with da profits! 🙁

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    lily | 22 December 2006 at 7:10 am #

    Sorry for neglecting you as of late, Sir Steve. I’ve been battling a dreadful flu and haven’t been reading daily (gasp!). I’m now trying to catch up on the Time Being. I’ve missed my daily dose of SK-isms! Btw, hope you and your family enjoy the holidays.


  88. avatar
    Hollow Gram of Blow | 22 December 2006 at 7:14 am #

    Bah humbug! This blog sux. I want a refund.

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    Liz | 22 December 2006 at 7:22 am #

    New blog reader here, not one to usually comment. Started listening in the 80s and then lost track at some point in the 90s. Okay, it was after Sometime Anywhere. Didn’t care for it much when it was released and then I seemed to have just stopped listening altogether. For a mighty long time in fact. Then I got me one of those iPods this year and started to convert my CDs. Checked out the Cs. Hey, haven’t heard these guys in awhile; lemme convert some and have a listen. And, for the record, when I got my first CD player in 1989, I re-bought very little music that I had on LP, but I did replace a bunch of my Church LPs. I miss vinyl. So, after converting what I had I decided to find out “whatever happened to…” and discovered there had been a slew of new music since my last purchase. I have been catching up since. Still have some more to buy. I like this business of hearing a ton of “new” music with no waiting for the next album to be released.
    Solo stuff, side projetcs, I have a bunch of those. I admit that I sold my copy of Peter Koppes first solo album some years ago. On usenet. Alt.marketplace.compact-disc. US$6, including shipping.
    I will subscribe, but not tonight. It’s 2:20am in NYC, time for bed.

  90. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 7:31 am #

    hey – i’m still here. i read you every day. wish i could catch the space rock xmas but australia is too far from texas. so have a good one for me!!


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    Melissa | 22 December 2006 at 7:48 am #

    Dear SK

    I would send you some money/subscribe but my visa card is broken at the moment 🙁

    Hope tomorrow nights show goes brilliantly well .. wish I was going, but .. well, the visa card ..


    Wishing you and your fambily a very cool Yule … looking forward to more of your (and Churchy) genius in 2007 🙂

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    Krissythegroupie | 22 December 2006 at 7:52 am #

    Aaaand the flood gates for comments have opened! You can revel in these now..ya know everyone was obvs out shopping until they were dropping. <3s

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    syrinx | 22 December 2006 at 7:57 am #

    I hope to hear some great stories about the Christmas show from EVERYONE. ABSOSLUTELY EVERYONE. And the best blog ever to verify. Oooo…asking too much?

    (sniffles at lack of cash for “quick” personal Australian jaunt..)

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    don joe | 22 December 2006 at 8:37 am #

    Hope ur day was as good as the blogge.. Coverdale funny better than spinal tap. I’d rather send you some art materials than subscribe. Let me know what you want and I’ll get to and send.

    missin space xmas sux. sounds soupa.

    don joe

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    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 9:29 am #

    David Coverdale’s accent? The hilarious thing about it is that this fucker is a pleb from North Yorkshire and used to sound like it an’ all. Then this fucking buffoon voice appeared that sounds like no accent on earth!
    Fucking fool.

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    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 9:47 am #

    Issuing your own live cds is a good idea, especially if you’d be the one’s getting paid for em.
    There’s songs that are different live or have sections in em that aren’t on the studio versions – Pete’s e-bow type solo in the live Milky Way, Marty’s solo at the end of Myrrh, “you can hear those weirdos sing” from Bel Air or “you wake up in some queen-size bed and ask..” that always used to be in Is This Where You Live, the solo at the end of Reptile, Already Yesterday without the choir, the 84 stuff with live keyboards (Night Is Very Soft!),the all-acoustic Ritz that pissed on the MATS version, the acoustic Mistress, hell, even the different solo that Pete was playing in Unguarded Moment by the end of 82 -all of this would make it worthwhile cos its different from the originals, not just a louder or looser version of em.
    There’s ways of making this stuff interesting – and if the wad went to you guys, even better.

  97. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 9:53 am #

    Mick Ronson said that before he played for Bob Dylan, he thought that Bob sang like Yogi Bear!
    Fucking funny.

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    persephone2u | 22 December 2006 at 9:58 am #

    Jolly good. I say, you fellows, it’s a rum-go! *

    *heard uttered by Davey Coverdale moments before the filming of Slide It In

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    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 10:14 am #

    Could it be?

  100. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 December 2006 at 10:25 am #

    If only I had carried around recording equipment as a teen – I could be a gazillionaire Vaucluse recluse by now. Whatever…

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