posted on June 27, 2007 at 5:31 am

im dreaming
in this dream im hanging out with grant
hes alive and im still a junkie
im so sick
im weeping in the dream but i cant get the stuff into me
it always slips thru my fingers at the last moment
grant catches me stealing from him
im at some holiday place
nk is there too
she looks on concerned
everythings going wrong so wrong
and im just struggling thru these blinding tears
trying to acheive my nebulous directive
feeling hopeless
i get up
a hacking cough due to cold n too much pot
my skin is stretched too tight in this coldweather
i feel dry and itchy all over
my hands feet n nose never warm up
the waves are huge
i climb in the baby pool
its so full of seaweed n marine debris
smells like a fish market
the water is cold n turgid
huge waves still crash over the sides
the vacuum of them pulls you down
if you come near
they hurl seaweed n sand n stuff at me
i climb into the sauna waterlogged
at least its blisteringly warm in here
i sit and watch my sweat drip drip drip
i heat up and up
my feet n nose n hands want more
but the rest of me is getting cooked
two handsome young brutes argue too noisily in a foreign lang
not russian but sounding like it
an olde friend of mine is in there
we talk a bit
i have a shower
put my nice warm clothes on
i go over to the edge of the deck n start my xi gong
justa like every otherday
i swing from side to side
breathing on different sides
i start my practise
a big ball of xi im holding
yeah
do the going round n round one
do the hands in n out one
now im doing the fish move
i got my eyes closed as yer sposed to
imagining the xi
the suns come out a bit
beginning to feel better
my hands fishtail to the left
i breathe in that lovely xi
fill me up o energy
im getting into it when…
slap
like a giant bucket of cold water
chucked all over me
freezing seawater
a freak wave
im drenched standing there still in the fish mode
all the people on the deck cheer n laugh
very bracing says a woman doing yoga
i never saw it coming
i trudge home totally wringing wet
my boots my socks
my pants n my shirt
i take shirt off
n just wear jacket
wish i gotten round to mending all the buttons on it now
my ipod got soaked but miraculously is unscathed
i feel like the uni-fucking-verse is telling me something
miserably wet wretch squelching home
wheres the glamour?
do interviews with nz
i hate hearing me going on about me
really i do
ho hum
the 1st guy catches a stoned rave
that must have filled up his quota
with my 1st answer
a long winded rambling discourse
on art life music love and death
none of which he will or possibly could ever use
every answer i go on n on
interrupting myself with footnotes puns n analogies
at the end of each answer
ive totally lost track of where i started
vigorously answering questions no one has asked
what can we expect he asks
a fair enough question and possibly the most pertinent
suddenly i see myself onstage in some gig in nz
its fucking freezing cold outside
there i am onstage in front of a few people
what am i doing?
am i struggling with my 12 string
muffing all the chords n forgetting all the words
if you dont think i can play guitar listen to the solo
on she counts up the days on remindlessness
its a beauty
or didja know thats me playing lead on film off p=a
i played thru petes rig
n he played bass
so i can play guitar…
but suddenly on my own there..
my fingers freeze up
my voice dries out n i croak n warble
the kiwis are going
what the fuck ….?
play the hits
you see they tell me
that our first 2 records did ok
in nz
i wouldnt know
stunn records went arse up
n we never never got paid
ditto with carerre in europe
hey davem n gareth n all the rest of you pommy gits
got any carerre records?
they never paid us….
ha!
mind you they paid thru the nose
for that duran duran tour…
but they never paid me a farthing
but im not bitter…..much!
anyway i guess i can shtrumm a few choons
from the stunn days ….
or maybe not
actually i have no idea what i will do
do they really want that old guff?
oooh new zealand…aint been there for 24 years
they never asked us back….
maybe we’re ready for each other now
a lovely song by dimmer came on my shuffle
yeah hes always good shayne carter
you can trust him to do something good
always got some integrity
thats very nz i reckon
theyre high on integrity in their pop music
cmon
split enz
the crowdies
the bats
the chills
the fits
dimmer
even dragon
and jesus
theres someone ive forgotten
the verlaines…?
yeah them too
and sam hunt that walking living breathing example of a poet
will sam grace the stage with me
and blow me offstage like he did at the po fest 04 qld
jesus a real poet at last
sam…will you come n see me somewhere
(i expect hes too busy declaiming verse somewhere)
and sam neill
sam
if yer reading this
i felt like
we coulda been almost brothers
until the meat advertisements
im sorry sam
im disappointed in ya
so no
i wont be signing yer copy of the straw peoples utmw
number one in nz for 3 years straight
which means it sold 76 copies
and andrew broughs bike is good too
he was in the fits
anyway
its about a month away
i hope the 2 matt davidsons can duke it out
and may the impostre be deposed
and stop clogging up my comments with this tripe
anyhow
im sitting home freezing my ass off
im gonna do some yoga
maybe thatll get me warm
after that
if it doesnt work….
only one thing comes to mind
?

97 Responses to “just for the time being”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 6:32 am #

    dude I got some carrere records. I feel bad now.

  2. avatar
    verdelay | 27 June 2007 at 6:37 am #

    Y’know, I’m never certain where the dreaming ends and the waking ensues…

    Harry Flowers is from NZ, too…sort of. A brief childhood sojourn with the Heretaunga Taniwha.

    And don’t worry – we all get The Chills from time to time…

  3. avatar
    si kli | 27 June 2007 at 6:45 am #

    Yeah i saw you and Jay Dee drinkin at the end of the bar down the Lansdowne one night during the Jean Paul Sartre Experience set before Straightjacket Fits ~ 91.92?
    They (SJF) were about to do a tour with Church
    Digging the scene like a pair of true d’r’udes.
    What’d ya think of them??
    They did one amazing song that night that i’ve tried to identify by buying CDs of their’s but alas haven’t come across that song ever again.

  4. avatar
    cita | 27 June 2007 at 6:57 am #

    The old songs… come on they are as timeless as all your other beautiful songs. It is that moment you’re playing them that counts. Old and new…. is just one our biggest failings to put labels on everything. Play them because you created them.

    Through human eyes she is a dolphin in disguise.

    Her ruby lips can’t excite me anymore.

  5. avatar
    paul lightfoot | 27 June 2007 at 7:00 am #

    Well I don’t expect old guff, I expect whatever you wish to play. Would love Othertime though please! Sam lives in Dargaville now, about 2 1/2 hrs drive north of Auckland. Some friends caught up with him there at a party 3 weeks ago. I believe you will do well in Auckland, but not sure about Wellington and Christchurch, all depends on the publicity.

    I’ve got about 8 people coming who’ve bought tickets anyway.

    Paul L
    Auckland NZ

  6. avatar
    paul lightfoot | 27 June 2007 at 7:04 am #

    I’ve got some Stunn records, would you like them back? 🙂

  7. avatar
    kat | 27 June 2007 at 7:04 am #

    i hate being cold, sk.. does your ? mean tea & or jazz?

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 7:13 am #

    ? let me guess.. hmm.. get schtoned?

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 7:22 am #

    maybe ? means something to do with snuggling or something…get under a blanket on the couch with nk and bundle up together…are you into red wine…warms me up…somebody gave me some butterscotch schnapps a few weeks ago…phewww…
    you sound miserable, steve…must be lack of sunlight or something…come up the coast a bit to my neck of the woods and soak up some ultra violet…
    -The Hellbound Heart

  10. avatar
    paul lightfoot | 27 June 2007 at 7:26 am #

    SK make sure you check out Real Groovy records when in Auckland, just 50 metres up the road from the Transmission Room.

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 7:31 am #

    Bein a Pommy baastard, all my Church records up til Heyday were on Carrere. Wot a bag o’ shite they were.

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 7:31 am #

    Oops, I mentioned Heyday…

  13. avatar
    p | 27 June 2007 at 7:31 am #

    ..Russell Bailey NZ Herald; “Now Steve, “Under The Milky Way”, great song. So, what you been up to lately?

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 7:37 am #

    It’s like an eskimo igloo here in my office. My extremities are frost.

    Home to red wine and central heating in an hour or so…I hope your methods of increasing warmth are successful. A good belt of red wine never goes astray….

    B.Bon

  15. avatar
    malcolm arkey | 27 June 2007 at 7:39 am #

    he he…relax…to my knowledge no one here has yet questioned your axe virtuosity.

  16. avatar
    Richard | 27 June 2007 at 7:42 am #

    I will be scouring You Tube for the next few weeks in the hope that someone was rude enough to be filming you at the moment the wave hit.

    There’s gotta be a song in that little story…

  17. avatar
    willy_the_wagtail | 27 June 2007 at 7:43 am #

    “number one in nz for 3 years straight
    which means it sold 76 copies”

    …and the brothers Matt Davison bought approximately 43 of those.

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 7:47 am #

    Y’know, here’s one reason why it’s such a fuckin privilege to be able to read this blog – between the NME review of Sing Songs in spring ’83 and the UK release of Seance in spring ’84, there may have been a total of 3 sentences about the Church in the UK music press. It was like that for fucking years – I didn’t even know that Starfish had been a success in America until 1990 cos the music papers never mentioned it!
    Being an English Church fan prior to Boydy’s fanzine took a lot of patience! yet here we are in touch with the man himself day in day out – as I said, a fuckin privilege.

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 7:49 am #

    Ere, I meant Carrere were a bag o shite, not my pre-Heyday Church records!! Phew…

  20. avatar
    the girl at the bar | 27 June 2007 at 7:51 am #

    How will you know which Matty D. to have tea with ?

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 7:52 am #

    steve
    i spent my first 20 years in nz. i own of skins and hearts, and the blurred crusade on tape, woohoo.
    there is no such thing as a huge crowd in nz so dont take it personally if you play some small gigs.
    the music i played to death when i was 18 spoke to me at that time.
    some music is transitional,seldom played again, some is to remind us of our past, for those who dont blog or take photos.
    speaking as a fan who has married and had 2 young children, music becomes a small part of the very small part of time you get to call your own once you have a family.
    in saying that i went to see lloyd cole about 5 yrs back (another fav when i was at my most formative) and it was the smallest most memorable concert ive ever been too

  22. avatar
    tamarillo71 | 27 June 2007 at 7:58 am #

    Brush up the chords of “Skyscraper Carnivore” for the NZ tour, I say.

    No people, my use of the word ‘carnivore’ here is not a cue for another one of those debates.

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 8:23 am #

    Finns will rule the world with sauna.

    A hyperborean sweatlodge of hunting traditions is what our age needs..

  24. avatar
    mattdavison | 27 June 2007 at 8:25 am #

    I ve got that guy sk..Nevets, Druids, well maybe not just yet. But If He lives in NZ I would happy to pull up a bar chair next to him & chat about his problems
    Infact I could even cure him
    The Old fashioned way..And to the man himself… “Yes it would be handy to have health cover before the meeting.

    Anyhoo…

    Sk may I add a couple to the list before I console you.

    The Mockers
    Netherworld dancing toys
    Dave Dobbyn
    The Datsuns
    DDSmash
    Exponents
    Brooke Frazer
    Evermore Aus #1
    shihad
    Jenny Morris
    Sharon ONeil
    Hello Sailor
    Ricky Morris
    Th Dudes
    Coconut Rough
    …and on & on

    Sk, Nz will love you

    And just to let people Know

    Wellington has half a million people who love music, the arts and infact beats Melbourne as a cultured, sophistocated…Hip city so do not concern.

    Christchurch.. anther groovy place so Don’t Freet
    And Aucky……….Sweeeeet
    We Kiwis have got it sorted….

    Go Nz in the Americas Cup

    go
    gooooooooooooooooo
    You good thing!!!!

  25. avatar
    Celticat | 27 June 2007 at 8:30 am #

    Hiya Steve,

    weeeeeeellll the world really does have a way of letting us know where we stand in the overall scheme of things – gotta admit but – ferkin funny!!!!

    All my love
    Celticat

  26. avatar
    earl rogers | 27 June 2007 at 8:58 am #

    Doctor Kilbey of the sweeping moustache,

    That was me in the car.

    Where is my $50?

  27. avatar
    zebob | 27 June 2007 at 9:13 am #

    //Finns will rule the world with sauna.//
    Tim and Neil?

    Steve: Sending warm thoughts your way: It’s blistering hot in my neck of the USA. Tuesday was about 94°F (34°C). May be headed toward the beach with my two-person wrecking crew. With the high temperatures come shorter fuses and silly spats. Ah, nothing like being a dad trying to foster good relations between the two warring factions in my household. I’m getting back the grief I gave my parents in spades.
    -z

  28. avatar
    mudweather | 27 June 2007 at 9:14 am #

    can ya feel the Xi?

  29. avatar
    Church fan | 27 June 2007 at 9:20 am #

    There is definately room for a Church revival.

    “The things she never said” could rifle in to the charts with the appropriate mix and Emo haircuts, to suit the mood of the time!

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 9:24 am #

    i ran outta space before. couldnt even dignify my anon with a name.
    dont fret about nz. you may not get the numbers but im sure you will get the diehards.isnt that what a puritan like you would prefer?
    dont take it personally and dont make it personal

    leanne(a kiwi in oz)

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 9:47 am #

    SD(you don’t like me call you this way?),

    Yes, yeasterday’s anon 8:22 was me, not the ‘decorated Mr.K.’

    Sorry to say this but your words – the sudden ‘damn!’ and the unexpected ‘slap!’ made me laugh , although I was very concerned about if you could get a cold.

    Will be back Seoul next Monday. This is a weird, long holiday.

    Don’t know why i’m writing, just write instinctly. Hoping it’s not too abrupt to you.

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 9:51 am #

    and looking forward to a wonderful gig at NZ!!

    bird.

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 10:00 am #

    awsome sk

  34. avatar
    sir damian | 27 June 2007 at 10:04 am #

    Since connecting with Steve Kilbey from The Time Being I have:

    -sworn off sex.
    -considered porno flicks.
    -moved to the coast.
    -taken up backpacking.

    Sorry Sir, but the last two are yet to become…

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 10:04 am #

    “Ai-ee-ai-ee-ai-ee-ai-ee-ai-ee it’s an in-sect world!”

    What the fuck were you on that day, Stevo ?!

  36. avatar
    manukahoney | 27 June 2007 at 10:15 am #

    Being born in the uk and living most of my life in oz, I left my ex in Brissy and came to nz with my baby daughter(now 4) where I have spent the past 3 years. Even though I get terribly homesick and am planning on moving back to oz, I have found this country to have amazing beauty, culture and music. Sometimes though, our expectations can override our life experiences, call it blurred vision?…
    I think in this instance Steve, you should have faith in the Kiwis great taste for awesome music and rest assured that you will be pleasing many kiwi(and ozzie) fans with your performances. I know that my otha half (the real matty d- not the mongy imposta) and our friends are counting down the days!! It will bring a little bit of sunshine to a (yes) cold nz. (Bring your woollies)

    XX D
    ps. will bring you some more m.honey face cream if you like?..

  37. avatar
    manukahoney | 27 June 2007 at 10:15 am #

    Being born in the uk and living most of my life in oz, I left my ex in Brissy and came to nz with my baby daughter(now 4) where I have spent the past 3 years. Even though I get terribly homesick and am planning on moving back to oz, I have found this country to have amazing beauty, culture and music. Sometimes though, our expectations can override our life experiences, call it blurred vision?…
    I think in this instance Steve, you should have faith in the Kiwis great taste for awesome music and rest assured that you will be pleasing many kiwi(and ozzie) fans with your performances. I know that my otha half (the real matty d- not the mongy imposta) and our friends are counting down the days!! It will bring a little bit of sunshine to a (yes) cold nz. (Bring your woollies)

    XX D
    ps. will bring you some more m.honey face cream if you like?..

  38. avatar
    melquiades | 27 June 2007 at 10:18 am #

    The rogue wave recall made me laugh. I can appreciate you see that as a sign. I am very open to the messages around.

    here’s to good tidings on the dawn of your NZ tour.

    So, when’s the North America tour kicking off?

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 10:38 am #

    The kiwis will love you no doubt sk. The set you did with Marty here in Melb last year (sk vs. mwp) was fantastic, maybe do some of those songs over there. It still makes me cry at the thought that you’re not stopping over here in Melby for a solo show or for a Mimesis gig, or ANYTHING, it’s so hot and sunny here, you’ll warm up in no time!
    Love always,
    Amanda

  40. avatar
    Rik Rehab | 27 June 2007 at 10:41 am #

    I saw you with The Church last time you were in NZ and even shared a small spliff with you at the Logan Park Hotel…not that you would remember! Even earlier than that, circa Sydney 1981, I played guitar with Kiwi band The Crocodiles…we supported The Church several times at such legendary gigs as The Governors Pleasure and The Trade Union Club…not that you would remember…and now us small band of SK loyalists eagerly await your return to Aotearoa…we hope to make your visit one that you will never forget…

  41. avatar
    klimkowicz | 27 June 2007 at 11:06 am #

    Hey sk, another cool NZ band – and you will love them, I feel certain – are Bailterspace. Take a listen:
    http://www.myspace.com/bailterspace

  42. avatar
    veleska1970 | 27 June 2007 at 11:11 am #

    strange dreams you’ve had these last few days……maybe from some subconscious hesitation about going to nz? i’m sure you will be okay. you won’t forget any words and you won’t muff any chords. trust me. 🙂

    no, i didn’t know that was you playing the lead in “film”, and i also didn’t know you could fly a HELICOPTER. where on earth did you learn how to do that??? very in-ter-esting. (“where on earth..”~~actually, that should have been “where in the air..”. heh heh heh…)

    yeah, i have a couple of carerre records. bloody bastards~~are they still around? i hope not. i hope they died a horrible death.

    sorry about your weather. it’s been fucking HOT up here in north texas, and raining every single day. my daughter’s birthday was sunday and we took her on an outside excursion and just about died from the heat. you could wring the sweat out of our clothes. i wish i could send some of this warmth your way. not the suffocating heat, mind you, but a little warmth. 🙂

    lotza love…..

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 11:24 am #

    me again…just a bit of trivia…saturday’s a full moon in australia…not just any full moon but the second full moon in the calendar month of june…when you have two full moons in a month, the second one is called a ‘blue moon’….blue moons happen once every two years and eight months, on average…pretty heavy astronomical shit happening, guys…
    -The Hellbound Heart

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 11:48 am #

    New Zealand pop= Mutton Birds!

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 12:00 pm #

    veleska

    i really hope you didnt mean that the guys from carrere died a horrible death
    a band called the church were advances several hundred thousand dollars for a record they never made
    do you think they should die a horrible death

    leanne

  46. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 12:08 pm #

    It’s this damned weather. It’s inflicting a malaise on us all….I think I may even have preferred the drought…(sorry Sue C.)

    There’s a damp melancholy infecting all our activities, a profound sogginess….the spare bursts of sunlight only make it worse as they are so fleeting….one abandons one’s umbrella only to catch a downpour ten steps from the door.

    Hmmmm…Sydney is not used to this. Nor am I. Hopefully the blue moon will herald a bright day….we can’t take much more of this precipitation…or the mood of it.

    B.Bon

  47. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 12:15 pm #

    “….bathe in the waters, bathe in the waters, bathe in the waters……………………………….of love….”

    kitty

  48. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 12:38 pm #

    mmmm

    the perfect combination mutton and bird

  49. avatar
    Emily Teechen | 27 June 2007 at 12:48 pm #

    swooper blog SK today, ta.

    However, I must point out that A GRAVE INJUSTICE HAS BEEN DONE.
    I refer of course to the World’s Sexiest Vegetarian Award. IT HAS NOT BEEN WON BY STEVEN ‘KILLA’ KILBEY.

    http://www.theage.com.au/news/people/sexiest-vegetarians/2007/06/27/1182623954201.html

    WHAT THE SOY CUSTARD IS THE WORLD C0MING TO?

  50. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 12:56 pm #

    come on brien comerford..lets have your 2 vegetarian cents worth on that and get it overwith

  51. avatar
    gROUND pARROT | 27 June 2007 at 12:57 pm #

    hELLO sAILOR! tHE pINK fLAMINGOES!
    hERBS! rENO FROM cOMPULSION! aS WILD A POWER TRIO OF THE PSYCHEDELIC PAST AS jIM HENDRIX eXPERIENCE AND cREAM, ON WHICH THEY WERE MIDLLED! rENO SOLD iAN rIELN HIS FIRST BASS BECAUSE HE WAS BEING DEPORTED FOR DRUGS BACK TO nz. gO rENO! lARRY’S rEBELS. yEAH, nz MUSIC SOARS.

  52. avatar
    verdelay | 27 June 2007 at 1:24 pm #

    matt d

    you forgot Chris Knox

    …and Peking Man!

    v

  53. avatar
    NickFiction | 27 June 2007 at 1:26 pm #

    great blogges as of late!

  54. avatar
    John Garratt | 27 June 2007 at 1:27 pm #

    “and may the impostre be deposed
    and stop clogging up my comments with this tripe”

    But it helps boost your rating!

    John Garratt

  55. avatar
    SweatyWheels | 27 June 2007 at 1:58 pm #

    Ah, now I know another clue to the mystery of why “Film” is such a great track. And busted! – the first non-deliberate spelling error I’ve found by Killer – “acheive”. Remember Steve, i before e except after c!

  56. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 2:25 pm #

    Anonymous 10:38, that’s pretty funny, but you know I’m talking about NZ’s great unsung musical treasure. Don McGlashan and his Mutton Birds should have been massive!

    Aren’t mutton birds extinct?

  57. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 27 June 2007 at 2:42 pm #

    Some of the greatest humanitarians and benevolent vegetarians were, have been, and are addicts and alcoholics. PETA is a great animal rights organization. A few years ago they named Coldplay’s Chris Martin, the worlds sexiest vegetarian. He eats more fish than a hungry whale. Tim Finn of Split Enz is reportedly a veggie. So were Gandhi and Hitler and the Chief Rabbi of Israel. Strange brew!

  58. avatar
    Leelinau | 27 June 2007 at 2:46 pm #

    there’s just
    never enough bass

  59. avatar
    Cee | 27 June 2007 at 3:08 pm #

    …I can’t tell where your dreams end and where your reality begins…

    has
    that
    always
    been
    the
    goal?

    I do think so.
    Cecilia

  60. avatar
    mike bailey | 27 June 2007 at 3:43 pm #

    You Australians are nuthin’ but a bunch of weather whingers !!

    You think it’s winter now coz you got a little bit of rain and a few sub 15 degrees C temps.

    Cold ?
    Who arya kidding ?
    Whatta loada poppycock…

    You capital city Aussies have the mildest climate in the world.

    Go up the northern hemisphere and see what ya find…
    Winter – try minus 20 degrees see how ya like that. Floods that sweep away whole towns (not just one car)
    Summer – try constant 35 degree temps with 250% humidity. The odd typhoon or hurricane to spice it up.
    That’s in the one place mind ya.

    You Aussies think you’ve got the hottest country in the world, come summertime – that’s a big myth I tell ya ‘n i used to live in Aus – lottsa hotter countries even up in the northern hemi.

    You can see the pommy heritage shining through everytime an Aussie whinges about the weather…

    …Back to you, Richard

  61. avatar
    gareth,notts | 27 June 2007 at 3:49 pm #

    well…we weren’t to know about carrere,the fuckers!…but even if we had done how would we have gotten hold of The Church’s music at that time??

  62. avatar
    Leelinau | 27 June 2007 at 3:49 pm #

    250% humidity lol…like today

    ugh

  63. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 4:09 pm #

    Was Hitler voted sexiest vegetarian of 1938?

  64. avatar
    John Garratt | 27 June 2007 at 4:51 pm #

    Brien,

    I always thought that world’s sexiest vegetarian was one of the silliest titles that can be bestowed to anyone. Why not world’s sexiest traffic cop? Weird.

    Chris Martin tried to be really humble about it when he received that title. I can just imagine Steve Kilbey winning that category and when asked for a comment, he would just say “damn right I’m sexy,” and hang up the phone.

    John Garratt

  65. avatar
    davem | 27 June 2007 at 5:02 pm #

    Evening SK.
    Of course I’ve got your Carrere releases. I’ve bought everything you’ve released since 82 as quick as I could and that was what we got in Blighty in those days. Around about 84 we started to get Aus imports in Brum, so I bought those too.
    In terms of press stuff Steve Sutherland in Melody Maker really championed you in England in 82 and 83. Big 2-page interview with PK and MWP in 82 (pre-Venue gigs) and great reviews for 1st album (eponymous on Carrere!!) and Blurred Crusade. I’ve got them framed on my hall wall signed by MWP – I didn’t see you post gig to sign!
    But Sutherland hated Seance.
    I’m still very proud of all my old vinyl. Will never part with it cos I can remember the excitement of racing home to play each release!
    Love you lots,

    Pommy git davem
    xx

  66. avatar
    knot | 27 June 2007 at 5:22 pm #

    burn something.
    that always works.
    i do not suggest your furniture, however.

  67. avatar
    davem | 27 June 2007 at 6:29 pm #

    Forgot to mention that I’ve since bought the Carrerre releases on CD…so I hope you got your royalties from them!!! I’m feeling less guilty now.

    davem
    xx

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    CSTCoach | 27 June 2007 at 7:52 pm #

    i’m sure NZ will be great, killa. They’ll be appreciative, glad to have ya over there, and we’ll all be just a little jealous…

    hope they just publish that interview in its entirety. sometimes long rambling discourses can be great…

    will pullout she counts up the days and film, paying special attention to your gwee-tar work.

    i been having weird dreams lately too. about my dad being sick, and not being able to do anything. not the usual hosptial flashbacks, but different settings. waking up feeling dull and grey, and dragging for much of the day. takes a good dose of music to reset my frame of mind for writing. perhaps there’s something in the air this week, some malevolent influence?

    hope the cold goes away…

    ryan

  69. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 7:55 pm #

    Every time you mention that you’re a guitarist, it reminds me of the conversation we had…moi, “You can’t play 12 s guitar like MWP and you’re not as humorous”

    You: “We all play guitar, I taught Marty everything.”

    OK I’m still back realing from my lame, naive comment. Yes, yes, you do play 12-string well. Yes again, you’re still humorous to read. Please forgive me.

    Anyway, trips are fun. I dreamt I became quite famous and then very wealthy for the rest of my life. That was the most fantastic dream that actually lasted for only 45 minutes. whoa, I was so into that Morphine, what a happy drug. lovit. Sounds like you had a similar experience you cyber punk.

  70. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 27 June 2007 at 9:35 pm #

    John Garratt:

    PETA’s sexy vegetarian award is indeed absurd. However, I do wish that they were aware of the fact that SK has been into animal rights and vegetarianism since 1972. They have helped many performers get publicity and the Church merit good publicity.

  71. avatar
    Tim | 27 June 2007 at 9:38 pm #

    thought you must be a guitar player to some extent but you’ll always
    be the “lama of the low end”

  72. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 10:00 pm #

    broken computer ?!****…love,genx

  73. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 10:00 pm #

    hey mike bailey! I live in Darwin, where the humidity is an enervating and grumpy making 500%! in the buildup…and then we get cyclones!…and then ubiquitous mold

    it’s rather nice this dry season though, almost chilly at 22 degrees(ha)…long time darwinites are running around in jumpers and getting their heaters out

    the thunderstorms are a sight to behold though….the entire sky flashes and shudders….rock’n’roll for free! (most of the live music is shite though…cover bands making their fortunes to rooms of pissed backpackers…and I mean pissed drunk not pissed angry)

    i guess you can’t have everything…

    have a great day

    kitty

  74. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 10:05 pm #

    ps; how can a vegetarian eat fish?
    it’s meat, it’s dead, it suffocated and had hooks in it’s mouth……very cruel

  75. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 10:13 pm #

    Davem – even bigger interview with Steve in Sounds in ’82. Remember the MM one in ’82 but can’t remember any from ’83. Didn’t see any others til the SK interviews in ’86 – when Steve famously spoke of taking acid just to look at his paisley shirt collection! remember the live review in ’86 that said “the singer is the sort of boy that mums like” ?!

  76. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 10:54 pm #

    helo

  77. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 11:01 pm #

    godbye

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    Anonymous | 27 June 2007 at 11:08 pm #

    FILM ONE OF THE GREATEST INSTRUMENTALS OF ALL TIME. WHY IS THIS NOT ON A MOVIE OR HAS IT BEEN? BACK THEN WHEN I WAS IN LOVE AND THERE WAS HOPE I PLAYED THIS FOR HER ON MY OLD MANS HI FI. THAT SONG SHOT ME INTO THE FUTURE. NOW- WHEN I HEAR SONG TO GO I FEEL LIKE THE OMEGA MAN AND WHAT HAS CROWDED ME IS GONE ALL THE NOISE, PROGRESSION, PEOPLE- SO LONELY OF A FEELING. YES SIR YOUR SONGS GIVE MANY THOUGHT AND IMAGES. THANK YOU THANK YOU, MICHAL FRIMODIG MJFRIMODIG@HOTMAIL.COM

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    mattdavison | 27 June 2007 at 11:14 pm #

    I second that above…..

    PS Kille’r I know Sam Hunt, and I will try get him to the gig. If not you might be lucky enough to hear my Sam impressions…

    NZ IS GONNA BE YOUR SECOND HOME
    YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!

    There is a reason why they call it Godzown man!!!

  80. avatar
    damien | 27 June 2007 at 11:48 pm #

    Crikey! I usually just dream about naked ladies! 😉

  81. avatar
    tim | 27 June 2007 at 11:50 pm #

    motion carried…

    wonder what movie was playing in your head when
    film was composed..

  82. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2007 at 12:02 am #

    Hi sk, I just read the email about the new singles album released soon, wow 33 songs! I’m so excited! I’m so glad Comedown was included, I LOVE that song, and the pic of you in the skivvy, SO cute!!
    Hope you’re feeling better today:)
    Love always,
    Amanda

  83. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2007 at 12:41 am #

    dream on Druide and be glad that the nightmare is over

  84. avatar
    missionman | 28 June 2007 at 12:48 am #

    I agree MICHAL, FILM has launched my imagination, opening my mind to many possibilities to remembering certain experiences. FILM has been and still is the soundtrack of my life and will be blaring at my funeral! Thanks Steve!

    Marcus

  85. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 28 June 2007 at 12:51 am #

    anonymous at 8:05 is right on! It is amazing that so many people who eat fish call themselves vegetarians! Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush and Chris Martin refer to themselves as being vegetarian even though they eat fish. Same with Jim Kerr of Simple Minds. Thou Shall Not Kill pertains to fish too! Millions of vegan Jains and Seventh Day Adventists live, long healthy lives. I’m not one of them!

  86. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2007 at 1:32 am #

    Ok I’m in a badde mood…so i’m gonna say this very clearly…Are you fucking dreaming??? Thou shall not kill? while you are at it might as well quote the whole filthy thing..ya know the dominion, the sacrifices, et al etc etc…Do not quote the bible when it comes to being a veggy…its just ridiculous…First, take a look around you!!!! animals eat animals..its God/s filthy way of life…not a soul will change this fucking life system…its flawed to say the least…dont call folks out–esp P.Gabriel- for eating fish!!! Obviously, animals being slaughtered and tortured is disgusting and awful…but be realistic….its a dog eat flesh world…I don’t see anyone stopping the madness any time… soon…there are so many social injustices in this world, try focusing on these as well…instead acting fucking high and mighty about eating fish!!!!! I;m sure the insurgent veggies will have their say, and i agree with most of em…and i still eat meat—-I am a fuckin carnivore!!! Jesus Christ!!! try having some sense about this… Its really pathetic….to categorize people this way..I mean, its pretty easy to see who the fucks of this world are….regardless of their eating choices…the generalizations are myopic..so enuff already…~*~

  87. avatar
    eek | 28 June 2007 at 2:50 am #

    Uggh! wet shoes. I hate wearing wet shoes/boots. I do have to admit I snickered when I read the wave hit you while you were doing the fish move (how wonderfully appropriate!), but wet clothes and shoes are miserable, especially when it’s cold.

    I’ve always had hot feet (not hot as in good looking because they aren’t). When I was a little kid I used to run around outside in the snow barefoot. Of course I wouldn’t do it for hours on end, but if I had something to do outside that didn’t take to long I rarely bothered to put on shoes/boots. I can’t really do that anymore, but I still often sleep with my feet out of the covers because they get too warm otherwise.

    You’ll do fine in NZ. Just do your thing and you will charm the hell out of them. I’ll just stay here and pout about yet more SK solo shows I’m not getting to see. Someday I’ll get to see a SK solo gig…. 🙁 (yes, I am throwing a pity party. I figure someone has to do it. 😉 )

    I think I would have enjoyed hearing that uncut interview. Sounds as if it was a blast. You could market it as the “Get Stoned and Do Interviews” cd. Hell, many of us would probably buy it. 🙂

  88. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2007 at 4:23 am #

    Works every time:

    1 candle = 1 btu per hour
    a hot bath or shower
    hot tea, english style with milk (soy or rice) and honey
    a roaring fire

  89. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2007 at 4:28 am #

    I wouldnt worry about the playing too much – ur good mate.
    I’ll be murdering some Church songs with two gigs in September there with the great PL.
    Pity it wasnt before you play …
    we coulda made u look real good ha

    Dutch Pierre

  90. avatar
    nomad | 28 June 2007 at 4:32 am #

    Since when did carte blanche become lunch?

  91. avatar
    ex bogart | 28 June 2007 at 4:34 am #

    kilbey, are you known to “racehorse” the joint?

  92. avatar
    THE HURTING | 28 June 2007 at 5:27 am #

    tell them you aren’t playing any choich songs since you are going solo this space and time around…
    Ne iko

  93. avatar
    davem | 28 June 2007 at 5:44 am #

    No. Didn’t see the Sounds one – was strictly MM!
    Did queue for hours with thousands of young girls for Duran Duran tickets only for the inimitable SK to pull out.

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    night owl | 28 June 2007 at 6:33 am #

    ok i guess being jazzless somehow has its benefits = ‘ause when the jazz makes a slight return its better!

    still up..went to a rockin’ show at the southgate house.. robbers on high street with the redwalls. great bands!!

    peace all

  95. avatar
    kat | 28 June 2007 at 6:34 am #

    oh yeah i am not too good at being anon. that is me above 🙂

  96. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 28 June 2007 at 4:09 pm #

    Anonymous at 11:32 a.m. Reverence for all life can derail this world of strife. Do not kill a hapless human fetus or a helpless fish ! Gandhi over Peter Gabriel any day and they both blow me away. I am a pariah and a reprobate in addition to being a decadent animated corpse.


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