posted on January 6, 2012 at 5:45 pm

coatmans ball


you would not believe my life

it has spiralled out of controlling holding patterns

the rules have evaporated or become frozen and sharded

as i said it may look easy

i have to watch out for witches

i gotta lock out all the war locks

unbelievably i gotta fight for every shekel which is mine

i go and go just to be in the same spot

anyway forgetting all that i am

working on the score to an excellent and authentic film

which may or may not be secret but its being filmed in tas

its brutal its brilliant its bloody good

but its hard work trying to get the music right

i dont usually write 15 sec snippet of an instrumental

that goes through 3 emotions

so it requires discipline

now normally my discipline works thus

the discipline section in my left brain

commands my  right brain to do something

and it coerces it until it does then it stands aside

and it lets the right brain get on with it alone

but this process requires co-op

and this is the problem

my right brain is a savant

my left brain is an idiot

good for bullying the right

but no good for working out all the best ways of organizing it…..

im working on logic now..its a beautiful thing

soon soon you will hear i will create something profoundly nice

uh huh undiluted by any outside influence

i the prime mover

will take on all tasks

singer lyricist musician composer engineer producer

and i’ll probably do the artwork as well

this record will be a new beginning it will be glorious

oh i can feel it coming thru the ether

hands on kilbey in toto ad gloriam

no outside touch shall sully my masterpiece

it will have every detail attended to by me

the old grand idiot savant master

but logic is idiot proof

even my idiot left brain is getting it sorted

enough for my right to gaze in wonderment


one can do anything one can think of

if it can be done to music …logic can do it

i got my bass i got my guitars i got my mike

i got my interfuckingface

i got my modus operandi

and gee i was recording music on my own in 1977

when most of these other cats

were still playing black sabbath in the garage

oh yes i got my modus and

some genius designed a program like this for me i guess

soon soon soon i shall unleash my beast of a solo album

meanwhile SKPers can look forward to the garageband album

and the art doco which will probably be next

it will be a big year for believers

i will make you feel like you backed a big winner

i will prevail

i will succeed


(sound of crazy old geezer being carted away in white van)



40 Responses to “kcuf yeblik”

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    Anonymous | 6 January 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    WOW your last blog was absolutely full on! ( I couldnt comment)! SOoo negative don’t think you were in the mood to listen to anyone anyway.
    Good to see today has turned some sort of corner. It must be very taxing on yourself to go through such inner conflict ! How do you ever switch your mind from THAT (yesterday)to the focus you will need to carry out this next task, requiring not only your given TALENT but the PASSION that I imagine you will need to draw on. Maybe you have always been able to work like this? I know it is easy to give advise ….BUT if I may without offending. What you have ( workwise) ahead of you sounds challenging and yet excillerating. All good. You need to approach it with a positive outlook. Here is a great combination of vitamins that taken together will give you amazing results for your inner balance( trust needed here) : magnesium ,zinc, vitamin B5 ,B6 ,B12 and always vitaminC to get the others into motion. Oh Sprillina tablets are fantastic for energy. Also goes without saying keep a glass of water close by at all times. But don’t exceed 8 glasses a day.

    I know you like to swim so keep that up!

    Next -you need to have some quiet inner time x3 10 min silence per day -breathing-etc- you know the drill.

    Two poignant quotes :

    The art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
    Henry Ellis
    Do not dwell in the past ,do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha

    Give those girls a huge embrace and take care Mr K and Family

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 6 January 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    All that sounds very exciting. Your pic today resembles a young Clint Eastwood portraying a priest ….you look great and youthful in this pic.
    Wow…doing a soundtrack…fucking awesome…that’s Peter ah Gabriel territory, his work on “The Last temptation Of J.C.” was mesmerizing. It made a very good movie (I love Dafoe and Kitiel’s roles as J.C. and ye olds Judas) into a great movie that sadly many people have not seen- maybe with so many religion zealots crying ‘blashemy’ !!!! will do that to a film. Freedom of speech and expression- tossed out the window. I was thinking, since you didn’t respond to my ‘rant’ on the last blog – I hope ur not upset with me. Freedom of thought and expression have always been something you have strived and suffered to accomplish. Just because we differ in opinion, doesn’t make me admire you any less- I hope the same is on your front.
    Anyways..the pic is awesome, I hope the homefronts smoke and sizzle is clearing up for ya. ‘LIFE SOMEWHERE ELSE’ is definitely a wonderous piece of art. Your vocals are smoking great – spot on !!!

    Have a great day !!!

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 6 January 2012 at 9:31 pm #

      Thats not my tail between my leg, that’s just me being humble.
      Now go get em Clint…yeah…I can see ya in a major role in a sparkling movie…maybe even directed by Clint. You, Lionardo, Bale…3 blokes stuck in a wayward town take up refuge in a small broken down church (no pun intended). And when the evil town lordship discover ur locale, a firefight ensues. Your character, the pacifist of the 3, tries to reason with the demons…but in the end …your all like ‘fuck em all’ and your jazzmaster was really a sonic weapon and you melt all their fuckn ears and minds (except Leo and Christian of course) than ya roll out the defining ‘Eastwood’ line at the end: “their ain’t no milky way we’re those mother-fu@ke%$ are headed, their headed straight to hell” (director Clint fades away the scene from over ur shoulder and pulls back back and pans out from left to right…Oscar caliber performance, maybe, but a monster hit at the box office will help pay for all that crap people keep breaking that ya gotta pay for. Title of flick…(a Tarintino bondage) : “Three Fuckin Bastards”

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    Jmb066 | 6 January 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    ew vole yeblik,

    Soundtrack, very nice hope we get to hear it when completed. If the art doco is anything like the Art, Man, and Technology set we are in for another delight. I am truly looking forward to the garage band tracks as well. I remember when you were posting them, saying to myself. Damn why cant I download these tracks. Then to look forward to a solo album again, still remember when purchasing Hindsight the lovely record store clerk showed me Unearthed and The Slow Crack. The artwork alone on the SC made my year, the album was even better. Finding Narcosis one day in a record store, an eye on the cover, it says Steve Kilbey it must be. Back then without the internet to tell us about releses it was always a Church (related) Treasure hunt. Remindlessness on vinyl during a massive thunderstorm on headphones, what a memory. Dabble, Painkiller give all of The Church albums a run for their money. Steve all of your solo albums are a delight to the senses, I can only imagine and be thankful for what is next to come. Long drive for work today Life Somewhere Else is going to take me there with a smile. Hope the personal side of things improves and you can truly enjoy your life, work in perfect balance.

    True Believer,


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    Wilfred Paradise | 6 January 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    nothing right in your left brain, nothing left in your right? not yet, m’man.

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    andy | 6 January 2012 at 11:16 pm #

    this is wonderful news!
    i was about to e-mail ya to tell ya how much i loved ya and that you must hang on in there no matter what……
    but,disciple of dee as you are,you have bounced back once again.
    no control…this is key…just DO!
    enthusiasm is stifelled by control,take what you need…leave what you don’t.
    let the process…um,process….
    you really ARE a genius steve,i’m so sorry that hurt seems an inextricable
    part of that state of being,
    youv’e given me and countless others so much joy down the years,i so wish you could find a tad more of it for yourself.

    p.s. more importantly…when are you coming over for that bloody curry?
    i’m paying after all……

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    Freddie | 6 January 2012 at 11:44 pm #

    You certainly WILL! I look forward to seeing what you come up with. ♥

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    Brian ison | 7 January 2012 at 12:53 am #

    Untouched, unsullied by other hands and aesthetic. I’m looking forward to hearing this birth of an animal/angel/mystic delivery. Or whatever it so shall be.

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    Jonathan Andrews | 7 January 2012 at 1:12 am #

    Enjoy the ride and I hope the van walls are padded. I sounds like you may need them doubly thick. For some strange reason this blog title reminds me of the bag-pipes in UtMW.


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    Ady | 7 January 2012 at 1:29 am #

    Yep, it’s a balancing act, utilising all the spheres of the brain. An idiot savant brain, eh? That’s quite fortuitous. I look forward to the birthing of your new autonomous ventures.
    Great photo BTW.

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    Narelle | 7 January 2012 at 2:41 am #

    first time…and each time I listen to the privateer (pretty spooky track)…thoughts of a great soundtrack to the start of a movie…no surprise then…of course you can compose for film…move over Sam Peckinpah

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    M E M | 7 January 2012 at 3:40 am #

    Now wake up

    Now rise up

    Good advice for

    Anyone listening…

    Is there anyone listening?

    Everyone is listening!

  12. avatar
    . | 7 January 2012 at 5:31 am #

    I already see the invisible notes floating about your head in a frenzied pattern of perfect chaos. Will there be more storms or rainbows? Maybe it’ll be both. Maybe the elephant god shall hunt with the wolfe…

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    hippy | 7 January 2012 at 7:05 am #

    I’m waiting for an SK solo #1 hit worldwide that will surpass even UTMW. Come on, you can do it!!!

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    dingo64 | 7 January 2012 at 8:13 am #

    Keep up the good work Mr Kilbey, life would be boring without your presence and contribution to enrich our lives.

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    Cocoamo | 7 January 2012 at 8:24 am #

    Movie music can be so magical. I’m remembering the music in The General’s Daughter, Little Buddha, Exotica, the music at the end of Dexter (always makes my hair stand up)and Talk to Her (The one made in Spain with English subtitles). The guitar during the credits at the end of Talk to Her is pure heaven. Of course we can’t leave out Donnie Darko, where UTMW is played.

    Can’t wait to see the movie you are working on.

    Your Friend in Pennsylvania
    Now in Cocoa Beach

    p.s. – The activity in right and left hemispheres are fascinating. You may have already read this, but if not, a good book on the subject is The Dragons of Eden, by Carl Sagan, especially with studies of people who have had the corpus callosum severed (usually for relief of epileptic convulsions).

    On another note, the practice of holding one side of the nostril shut for the purpose of providing more oxygen to the other side of the brain does not work. I had a Yoga teacher tell us to do that. Oxygen is only provided to all cells by the hemoglobin in the blood, and oxygen hops on the hemoglobin only in the lungs, so air does not get “blown” into the brain from the nostrils. Now, if you could pinch off the carotid artery on one side of your neck, you would starve that side of oxygen somewhat to one side, but the corpus callosum would probably defeat any effect that had on hemisphere activity.

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 7 January 2012 at 9:36 pm #

      That was a cool read, thanks.
      Have a grand weekend !!!


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    Cool Breeze | 7 January 2012 at 9:24 am #

    you are the knight in shining armour coming to our emotional rescue 🙂

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    Steven Krut | 7 January 2012 at 11:36 am #

    I’m excited about your projects and can’t wait until they’re available. Izzy2 came yesterday. Thanks so much! At first I had to adjust to the fact that it’s different from Izzy1. Now it’s starting to captivate me. An early favorite of mine is Recoil because you seem to be singing from an especially personal place and I like its energy. Some Reverse Magic and the title song also keep luring me back. Listening to Just Dust as I type this and am loving it! Yeah, I think this album is going to hit #1 on my charts. I’ll be listening to it non-stop for the next several weeks – in my car, on my stereo, with headphones at the gym. It’s a wonderful album.

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    foolonthehill | 7 January 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Look forward to this film you speak of! Love Aussie films!!!…New material eh? Any scripts of your own in the pipe line? I think you would be a brilliant movie director/writer/producer etc.

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    Thomas Thomsen | 7 January 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    “but its hard work trying to get the music right
    i dont usually write 15 sec snippet of an instrumental
    that goes through 3 emotions.”

    If anyone can do it, I’m sure it’s you, Steve.

    “Earthed” provides plenty proof of that!

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    Thomas Thomsen | 7 January 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    Just reread your old blog “margot smith rip”, for some reason – after reading some review on! Made me really sad! Alcohol is a monster that has reared its ugly head time and time again in my sister’s life. Fortunately she is four years sober!

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    Jesiah6 | 7 January 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    I’m excited for this beast of a solo album. Hope your left brain and right brain get it all sorted out…I’m sure they will.

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    cazziem | 7 January 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    Oo! so exciting, tell me more!!!

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    Stewart | 7 January 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    A cool band recently posted something apt on a different site: “May your challenges accumulate and your ability to overcome them increase exponentially.”
    The undiluted Kilbey project sounds great. You might also consider making a documentary of the process. I’m sure your well established and faithful following would love it and the cross-promotional opportunities are obvious. Given your experience with this blog, you may be particularly suited to such an endeavour; and your credentials would no doubt assist in marketing for broadcast or seeking a grant.
    Your drive to strive is inspiring but I trust that you don’t diminish your real worth by relying too heavily upon external measures of success. So clearly, you have prevailed and succeeded – and that with an enviable artist integrity, perhaps unmatched over such a body of work. Cheers.

  24. Kraig
    Kraig | 7 January 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    Stevemeister! Isidore-Life Somewhere Else finally arrived at my doorstep today! I’m so overjoyed I can’t contain myself! More music to fuel my soul and get me through a rough time, and sounding oh so therapeutic so far!

    Many Thanks!

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    andy | 7 January 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    i’m envious again!
    iv’e wanted to do a soundtrack for years.
    ….need any help?(as if!)

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    andy | 7 January 2012 at 7:25 pm #

    even a teensy-teensy-weensy little bit?

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 8 January 2012 at 9:26 pm #

      I am gonna endorse ya bro.
      Yesterday, Steve-and the blog world…
      I was honored with the opportunity to hear Andy’s new song from his band of cohorts, The Failed. The song: The Fear Inside is an excellent example how, in this modern industry of music ( I was a store manager/district than regional/;for a major record store chain here in the states. Iv heard countless bands and was asked- unwillingly to assist by endorsing them. I helped, I believed everyone deserved a break here or there). But Andy, who has spent countless hours and years perfecting his craft, really could use a listen. This new song with its 6:15 second jazzy-like bounce is excellent. The song that put him on my radar, ‘This Human Call’ may be resting peacefully in his back catalog, but it is a incredible piece of musicianship. Now Andy and I have befriended each other & we have exchanged our hard work over the net. He, is entrenched in a solid band that needs a break and some luck would be nice. I write/record/engineer all instruments and songs myself. I have shared them with some of our blog family. But, im a lead guitarist by nature- a shredder u may say. So, growing up (guitar in hand since 10 yrs old, 3 decades ago) …I lived scales-riffs-and licks, my point, all my bands crashed before they got off the ground cuz I was ready- and my mates were not
      So please, Steve and community, entice Andy to open up- listen to his music.Everyone will be more than surprised that we are in the company of another fine musician who just needs to be heard.
      Hell, if ‘the church’ blitzed thru Europa – The Failed would make an extraordinary opener of 6 songs. Those crowds would be primed and ready.

      Sorry Andy…it had to be told. Your new song and the band need to be heard, so sometimes a bit of positive endorsement is all that it takes. I hope SK contacts u by email wanting to hear it, think he’s a bit upset with me (ole western man with grill and SUV) to hear my offerings but you, your beyond unique.


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    Boriah | 7 January 2012 at 11:38 pm #

    Steve, that’s the way, go back to your drum machine, and let it flow. We want more “Transaction”, “Guilty”, “Blessed one”, “Life little luxuries”, “Wolf” type songs.

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    david | 8 January 2012 at 4:01 am #

    ……….damn give me a call ….i invented the 15 second 3rd emotion gem..

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    colette | 8 January 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    Joanne Dark was hand kcuf’d and burnt at the steak. Being less watchful of witches may help to not invoke them.

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    Michel | 8 January 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    knaht uoy Yeblik !

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    davem | 8 January 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    I can’t wait for a great year of SK magic.

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    Ron Bonham | 9 January 2012 at 3:43 am #

    So yeah, got the message…Isidore…coming right through. Timeless and sounds oh so fimilar. Really amazing to think this music was made and then you added your touch. J. Cain is a witch! Thank you SK!


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    Steven Krut | 9 January 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    BTW, today is David Bowie’s 65th birthday. It all goes so fast, doesn’t it? I wonder if he will ever create any more music. I hope so, although … he never did fully recover his muse after his 80’s sell out.

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 January 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    i am the same old same old tired jealous obsessive fan
    i post under various pseudonyms but my IP address is always the same
    i am a frustrated envious talentless impotent nobody
    i wish i was the time being
    but i can’t be
    so i write these meaningless nasty comments
    what a useless little ninny i am
    what a pity i can’t be more like steve….

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    hellbound heart | 10 January 2012 at 9:33 am #

    If you’re being taken away can I come along for the ride?
    Sounds like it’ll be one hell of a trip this year! 🙂
    Love always….

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    Once | 14 January 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    YAY! This is indeed a good thing!

    Keep the faith!

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