posted on October 28, 2006 at 9:05 pm

daylife saver
vegbourne melan day
blue virgin starflite
space rocker afraid of the liquid air?
we now begin our inflight servitude
judy-free gods
a deselection of whines n light smacks
up n down riding the wayward breezes
a role for u-sir
perhapps a bockle of water
swipe at your credit carp
look the latest gnus
naughty korea with avuncular possibilities
gorge w/brush n saddem alladin sane
oily praises to rise
more wars n poors
less piece of pi
narstier barstdedts comin’
yawn pete yawn
unsettled contents shift
oh not millburn again
4 thymes once a month
gimme syd-nei
plain wheels down tar, mack
take me to veegan day on planet veega
shore of rain
i bet u now
rayne, rein, rain
ha ha ha
blame nevets
my shapely calves flex n the bull flows
my twelve dig n delve string
singe that songe olde bouy
that songe you rote about the skeye
w/starrs n white chocolate starrs
w/ the twinkly firm a mint
w/ the a minorbird cord
but the base is a sharp eff
that note bort me my bunny rabbit
if you no thatslang
d. cypher
at will
if thoust darest
herein lies
mi see krette
ardour n ardour to understand
izzit love?
that maykes us wrocke?
how many nevetses in a yeblik?
how many hours in a orange?
but paye clothes attention
dont missathing
its tyre in….eye-no
y botha?
not 4 mysaik
im outta thyme
easy baybee
whatsit 2yah inny wei?
rong wei?
high rode= saliva testin’
bust mee….o no?
crash nevets gone
hchcru mustfynde gnu nevetss….?
but twinner nevar an ounce
nevets imp ostler
not reel
not jig
under stan?
ring ooo
too layte mayte….
their hear
woe no

30 Responses to “kamera obskura”

  1. avatar
    pharaoh | 28 October 2006 at 10:14 pm #

    I guess im the early bird for a change.

    You know Nevets, that sharp eff counterpointed against the a minorbird chord was always my favourite part of that song… very subtle but very effective. And fun to play.

    Have a lovely time in Millburn druid.

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 October 2006 at 10:17 pm #

    Good morning Steve…

    Wishing you an inspired day 🙂


  3. avatar
    Melquiades | 28 October 2006 at 10:30 pm #

    morning Steve. Did you remeber to turn your clock back? You sure are an early riser.

    Colloiquialism at it’s best.

  4. avatar
    nickfiction | 28 October 2006 at 10:40 pm #

    that was an odd one……

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 October 2006 at 10:50 pm #

    tern drown dar gravy T
    dis is oil tar hefey

  6. avatar
    stealthblue | 28 October 2006 at 11:19 pm #

    Blink, blink, blink 😉
    There could never be another Nevets anyway, broski.
    Love and peace…all around,
    Ben V.

  7. avatar
    dig | 29 October 2006 at 12:33 am #

    One hundred years from now.

    Tis it olde English?
    No it Steve Kilbian.

  8. avatar
    emmkay | 29 October 2006 at 12:41 am #


    yew r yew neek

  9. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 29 October 2006 at 1:12 am #

    Kilbspeak!! Cute!

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 October 2006 at 2:02 am #

    yeah, makes perfect since too me

  11. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 29 October 2006 at 3:16 am #

    !SEY !SEY !SEY
    doowylloH ynnoJ

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 October 2006 at 4:28 am #

    Wish the Church were on the Arias tonite should be getting award for album of the year and best group, but they have won in the bloggers voting awards, so that’s more important.

    You definitely have a lot of gigs coming up, the Winery ones will be good, maybe a drop or two of red?
    definitely medicinal purposes.

    Never been to the Sando but d & i will try to get there. Really looking forward to the State Theatre, Church plus the Pretenders, that will be huge.

    Love the Sometime Anywhere cd, better to catch up late than never.

    See ya,

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 October 2006 at 5:46 am #

    D-cyphering kilbish has long been an ambiguous act.
    Izzit love? That makes us wrocke.
    I’m staying tuned to find out

  14. avatar
    davem | 29 October 2006 at 9:04 am #

    Would that be the sharp eff found on Tristesse, Day 5 and Tear it All Away? And Comedown? And some others?
    Church couldn’t find a second SK.
    Love you more,

    Dave M

  15. avatar
    Mave | 29 October 2006 at 1:38 pm #

    Shriek! Quelle horreur!

    We see no dates for SK/WP in Melbourne???

    Was it something we said?

    Was it something we didn’t say?

    Was it something we were?

    Was it…. somethink?

    Please SK….


  16. avatar
    Jen Jewel Brown | 29 October 2006 at 2:22 pm #

    BTW my poem Wave to Wave for Paul Hewson from Dragon got selected (first in!)for that Meanjin by guest editor Mark Mordue and poetry ed Judith Beveridge and ripped out at the last minute after proofreading and all, along with several other great pieces, including one by Dave Grainey, to make way for some non-rock’n’roll short stories. Mark Mordue is spitting chips. He wasn’t even told, just presented with the gutted fait accompli of what he’d told the writers he’d selected was happening as a printed mag. There’s some talk of a book with the lot in, or putting it on the Meanjin website, but I’ll believe it when I see it. Yeah, sure looks like a great issue, otherwise. Congrats for making the final cut SK. So much for the cutthroat world of rock’n’roll – literature wields a bigger knife sometimes. And poetry is at the bottom of the food chain again.

  17. avatar
    syrinx | 29 October 2006 at 3:37 pm #

    My vote for when you do this is to say all the words have been SKewed.

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 October 2006 at 5:33 pm #

    Necskt Churhhch AlBum:
    iZZiT LuV ?!?

    sLicK BloG sK
    L8R M8TY

    jAimE R>>>>>>>>

  19. avatar
    JJ | 29 October 2006 at 6:00 pm #

    Ah, but – there will never be another quite like you. Happy Vegan Day in Melbourne; what’s on the menu? Headed out for Indian delights meself a bit later, after a hike by the river here in glorious Autumnal splendor and color. Hope the Virgin Blue aeroplane did not bounce in the wind as you once described.

    I need the secret decoder ring for this one.


  20. avatar
    davem | 29 October 2006 at 7:07 pm #

    Talk about Lazy Sunday?
    It hasn’t been this quiet on TTB since May.

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 October 2006 at 7:22 pm #

    flesh eat flesh. veg eat veg. maybe you should start living the flesh life and get some sense into you. Milk it

  22. avatar
    Fireseed | 29 October 2006 at 10:49 pm #

    d sus 4?
    sea with a d n f sharp?
    spill them beans, killer!

  23. avatar
    ambnt1 | 29 October 2006 at 11:05 pm #

    Wotted ewe say, Steven?


    n.p. Aes Dana, “Memory Shell”

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 October 2006 at 11:16 pm #

    hey sk

    have you checked out the “this is your life” style entry over at JLK’s blog?? I didnt know you hosted countdown!

  25. avatar
    MarkM | 29 October 2006 at 11:31 pm #

    I believe I’m slowly becoming a vegan…and I ain’t kidding. Red meat has turned me stomach for a long time now, chicken is starting to have the same effect, so I’ve moved on to fish – I haven’t consumed dairy for about 10 years…should I make the jump, Steve? Veegan day on planet Veega sounds invitin’

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 October 2006 at 11:40 pm #

    A DAY AT THE GREENS performing with the pretenders????fucking hell…being a church fan takes you weird places!! see you on the lawns SK!!

  27. avatar
    mattdavison | 30 October 2006 at 12:23 am #

    Congratulations……………The best song in Australia for 21 years
    (32 thousand votes).
    UTMW by the Church
    “Thankyou Faith and the freight that she brings”….
    Well Done SK PK MWP TP aND plogg & dee Dougherty.

    Matt D (bac in NZ tmrw)

  28. avatar
    veleska1970 | 30 October 2006 at 1:26 am #

    ingenious wordplay.

    i lllluuuuuvvvv it!!!!

  29. avatar
    the dean | 30 October 2006 at 2:25 am #

    where do i audition, can’t sing but know most of the words

  30. avatar
    John Garratt | 30 October 2006 at 2:33 pm #

    “how many nevetses in a yeblik?”



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