posted on June 20, 2007 at 2:12 am

hurry cane
storm und drain
winds lash north bondi
rain comes down in ye olde buckettes
the fambley wander the deserted beach in the afternoon
a guy runs past
theres whales out there
he yells in the mist of the rain and his exertion
we look out to sea
sure enough some huge beautiful beast launches itself up n out
the doodles n nk cheer
i feel a deep warmth
yes this is a lovely place our earth
oh thank you vishnu for the whales
thank you for this immense black thing that just leapt
from the roiling rolling grey sea
on this cold bleak day
i find myself warm inside with a contented easiness
muse: or was that pam n perrys victorian organic heads?
no no muse
and then a mother of one of the doodles friends
who i know to be hungarian
comes along
“are there whales out there?” she says
yep n when you see em you’ll say “kusunum se pen”
ha ha ha she says
its my one little tiny bit of hungarian
which rubbed off on me
thank you
the guys in the wonderful heaven street seven
taught it to me
it took fucking ages to even begin to pronounce it
so they didnt all wince and giggle
i was glad that yon hungarian woman could understand it…
yeah the weathers been wilde here my little piglets
sweet oblivious disciples
vicious detractors
sneering enemies
ambivalent bystanders
detached well wishers
curious blow-ins
long term devotees
nobles of the realm
tender virgins
rambunctious olde fiendss
teutonic wunderkinds
blind angels
lovely sexy vegans
ugly olde killers
whatever your category…
some of you may straddle categories
izzy..or what?
some of you may be interested to know
that despite 15 degree water
huge waves and mucho marine detritus
i still plunged into the baby pool
this smorning
the big pool was a’closed due to monstrous swell
(ooohh mr humphries…!?)
so the lonely shivery killer did his good lapps in the babby poole
another guy hopped in for a moment
waved at me
felt the temperature
and the murky viscosity of the water
and smartly pissed off
i stay in and do the equivalent of ten lapps in bigge poole
the pool smells like a freaking fish market
i do not abide fishy smells very well
i spontaneously vomited one day
when in my callow youth
i accidentally stuck a prawn cracker in my gob
as soon as my mouth closed around the foul thing
my body convulsed in a bout of retching
thus is the horror i hold for crustacean life (eating i mean)
oh god there are dead n live crabs in the pool all the time
how do you fucking eat stuff like that?
any way i jump in ye olde sauna
and im amazed by the way my veins start popping out
all over my legs n ankles
as i start to warm up
some divinely brilliant n silent mechanism
makes our veins come out when its too warm in the flesh
and go in when it gets too cold
a little like a mans testicles i guess
all these clever little processes happening
ah life!
i hadda dream the othernight
and in it i was i was in this beautiful garden
(oh fiendss i love a nice garden!!)
and the sky was azure blue
the flowers blazed yellowgold
flame red
and there were small birdies fiendss
and butterflies with white and black wings
and i thought
oh i love life
and then
and then the weight of my 52 years fell down heavy
and i realised
really realised in reality
how little time i really have left
and how much i didnt want to be olde and at the end
i wanted to be burning in the fire of eternal perpetual youth
the luxury of time
the future stretching out before me full of promise
instead of this past hanging off me like a shadow
bitter regrets
all the stupid things i said
no one has said more stupid things than me
in that tone of voice i hate hearing myself talk in
the way i used to be mosta the time
and now only summa the time
i hate(d) the olde me
is it possible
for a mangey panther to change his(quick smoke at) spots?
(when is a box not a box?)
you know how georgie w(anker) bush
you know that fun lovin’ environment crusading
peacenik and genius prezzi-dent
well remember that he was a coke snortin'(and dealing?)drunk driving
draft dodging tax evading ratbag who only stayed outta trubble
cos of nepotistic bigge daddie bushie
anyhow he one day just goes
oh im reborn!
i aint responsible for my boozy druggy wild debauched(sigh) days
im reborn now
that means i get to wipe the slate clean
and its not kosher to ask me about that stuff anymore
(and unbelievably the fucknuckle press swallow this ploy)
well anyway
you asking
yeah yeah whatsthis gotta do with thee ttb
well im like georgie
except it really happened to me
and hes just fuckin’ acting
if hes a christian then i’ll be blowed
(mr humphries…….???!!!)
and im the real deal
except istill talk about the olde days
we both got twins and cute american wives….??!!
and we both changed
except of course that he didnt
and hes the most powerful gink in the world
and im a broken powerless nobody with a 2 bit blogge
but him in the imaginary rebirth into the spirit (like hell)
me in the crucible of addiction then swimming/yoga/blah blah blah)
muse : jesus, what a cliche ….
yes its a cliche but cliches are cliches for a reason
oh god! grants dark side of town comes on my ipod
with karin singing backing vox
grant put this on his best-of solo records just out
its a real sad song
i cant believe its just come on my shuffle
karins vox are so poignant
what a sad little song…
pretty and fragile
grant will you give someone else a tern on my ipodd?
where wazzi?
that takes a bitta recovering from…
oh yeah
so you see….
ive forgotten

ps welcome back pretty little kitty kat

75 Responses to “killer with kindness”

  1. avatar
    VENUS AS 'A' BOY | 20 June 2007 at 3:32 am #

    wow me am first…

  2. avatar
    the dean | 20 June 2007 at 3:42 am #

    it is not only possible to change your spots but impossible not to.

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 4:05 am #

    The night sky lay at his feet..
    Not a night sky u cud see from Earth or Mars , or anywhere else this far out on a galactic arm.
    Instead the black floor was densely spattered with incandescence.
    Stars crowded each others brilliance or studded the multicoloured marble veins of nebulae.
    It might’ve been an accurately generated view from some hypothetical world at the core of the Milky Way, it might just’ve been a thousand different local night skies overlaid one on top of the other and amped to blazing…

    He took a couple of steps & stars crunched into white powder underfoot, smeared across the inky black.
    Over his head the shy was a claustrophobic steel grey , daubed with ugly blob riveting in wide spiral runs.
    Fucking ghosts in the machine.

    Dutch Pierre

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 4:12 am #

    Well, talking of backing vocals etc…..I think you should attempt ‘Take This Waltz’ by Mr Cohen. My favourite Leonard song, and the most romantic song in the world……but would be even better if you can get someone to do the female backing harmony vocal towards the end……can NK sing?

    Fran (I can’t remember my username/password etc.etc.)

  5. avatar
    damien | 20 June 2007 at 4:36 am #

    Did you ever notice how “The Dark Side of Town” (and another one off ‘Fireboy’ that escapes me for the moment)share that descending chordal pattern with “Almost With You”?

  6. avatar
    Thelonious | 20 June 2007 at 5:12 am #

    whale goulash

  7. avatar
    SweatyWheels | 20 June 2007 at 5:13 am #

    “Oh Teachers are my lessons done?
    I cannot do another one.”
    They laughed and laughed and said:
    “Well child, are your lessons done?”

  8. avatar
    tristan | 20 June 2007 at 5:33 am #

    Mein reizendes ‘sham da flim flam’,

    Also… W.Y.S.I.N.W.Y.G !
    Sie sind nicht ein deutsches Mädchen ??!!
    Ich war so klug wie zuvor !
    I thought you just had a West Frisian dialect, or maybe even you were speaking Schwyzerdytsch !

    Egal – kein Problem…
    Ich verzeihe Ihnen.
    Sie haben einen schönen Verstand.

    Es war reiner Zufall, dass wir trafen hier.
    Und…wenn Sie bereit sind, können Sie erklären mir, der Sie sind.

    Meine Liebe ist unbedingt.

    xxx Tris

    PS – Ho ho ho ! – you can make a good joke !
    “Your place or the mine-shaft ?”
    Sie sind ein natürliches Komikerin.

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 5:55 am #

    You are the first other person I know that says fucknuckle. Not that we know each other.

  10. avatar
    long-term detached blow-in | 20 June 2007 at 6:23 am #

    Are there really any “tender virgins” in the house ??

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 7:17 am #

    dear long term de tatched blow in……I straddle Many niches… a tender virgin…tis the “Immaculate CONTRAPTION”….not the “Immaculate conception”….that was just an ancient typo… heals itself every time!!!!…….thank you Mr.Kilbey..for the colours…I miss them,desparately in my now grey “vision”… did however “slip up……it is “cookie monster blue”…..say hello to the whale sfor me next time you see em… ,{i wonder if I could put a B.A. after my name…ya know??for “blind angel”}anyway… love again….genx B.A. …….now thats a fucking education! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  12. avatar
    Aquatarian | 20 June 2007 at 7:23 am #

    I can hold down a prawn cracker but I tried heroin once.
    That stuff really makes me vomit.

  13. avatar
    Tony | 20 June 2007 at 7:40 am #

    it must be awe-inspiring to see a whale
    like you and the family did
    happy for ya
    i love those life-affirming events too
    how could you not?
    and believe it or not sk
    that’s an element of your music
    and why we congregate
    your music is life-affirming
    truly and unconsciously
    like those veins knowing when
    to give their warmth…
    peace, puccifish

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 7:42 am #

    remember when you said that as a kid your parents and their friends retained as much familiar Englishness as they could, so that when you were at home it was like you were in England, but then you’d go out and there was that culture shift and you were in Australia?
    Remember being surprised that Australian kids were so different to English kids – that they even thought differently?
    What were these differences?
    How’d long did it take before you started to feel Australian?

  15. avatar
    fantasticandy | 20 June 2007 at 7:51 am #

    you just made me feel so good about the world around me!
    there’s a wood not far from my house,
    nice ‘n leafy.
    with birdies and foxes and fungi.
    i’m puttin’ me olde boots on ‘n goin’ fer a stroll.
    i may be gone all day!
    thanks for putting the idea in my head.
    ain’t no whales round here but foxes are cool too aren’t they?
    andy L.

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 8:00 am #

    Anon @ 3.55pm

    Fucknuckle is a fine word, isn’t it?

    I work it into a sentence whenever I can, which is pretty often.


  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 8:11 am #


    Some of the gentlefolk on this blog will not know who ‘Mr Humphries’ is, SK, such is their youth.

    But I do. Nice post post-modern, neo-structuralist, Derridian use of 70’s cultural footnoting.

    I bet you like Morcombe and Wise too.


  18. avatar
    Celticat | 20 June 2007 at 9:35 am #

    Hi Steve,

    I haven’t heard the word fucknuckle for a lifetime! Here’s anothery



  19. avatar
    Celticat | 20 June 2007 at 9:35 am #

    Hi Steve,

    I haven’t heard the word fucknuckle for a lifetime! Here’s anothery



  20. avatar
    isolde | 20 June 2007 at 9:48 am #

    Welches sind man ich?
    Ich bin ich
    Lebende Legende
    Geheimnisvolles mythologisches
    Geschöpf der Wagner Phantasie
    Irische Prinzessin
    Schwyzerdytsch Ziege herder
    Höhe auf einem Hügel
    Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
    und wer sind du?
    xxx Issy

    ps du bist sehr romantisch!

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 9:56 am #

    b bon what the fuck are you talking about?

  22. avatar
    malcolm arkey | 20 June 2007 at 9:58 am #

    I’ll have a stab at it.

    “monstrous swell”

    …could be a reference to the camp British comedy of the 70’s, maybe a “Carry On…” or “Are You Being Served ?” type thing. Am I warm ?

    One of these blogs Steve could probably come up with a whole fake script for a movie like “Carry On Up the Bondi Changing Sheds” or suchlike.

  23. avatar
    jera | 20 June 2007 at 10:55 am #

    Wow, you got to see a whale breaching off shore? Lucky! I’ve always hoped to see a whale or some seals. Maybe someday… right now I’m happy (and mildly obsessed) with the muntjacs barking in the dunes. Crazy little things they are, very fey.

    PS: American wives are a blessing. Keep her. She’s a keeeper. 🙂

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 11:01 am #

    weellll…’fucknuckle’ is a lovely little turn of phrase i learned off my dad as well as ‘fuffle bink’… this one means utter rot and garbage…a memorable time i felt like regurgitating was at my cousin’s wedding when i tried my first (and last) raw oyster…i’m sure if you ate a giant piece of snot it’d be identical…can i ask a personal question, guys and gals out there…does all the tofu and soy and lentils and stuff that you eat give you the farts…bhp could run a fucking gas line out of me, unfortunately…
    -The Hellbound Heart

  25. avatar
    vegan | 20 June 2007 at 11:08 am #

    You’re one lovely,sexy vegan Mr. Kilbey!

  26. avatar
    melquiades | 20 June 2007 at 11:43 am #

    deep in the wilderness
    I’m lost and alone

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 12:05 pm #

    SONG of 52

    It’s a beautiful age
    More imaginable than 25
    Don’t you really think so?
    ever felt a bit sad several days ago for your grey hair, at a moment, suddenly
    But not now
    Is a most beautiful age I can imagine
    So dream your dreams
    You dream cause you are young
    Your real reality is you are still young,
    You bastard gifted man!
    And you’ll never be an old man like others said
    The dream that you dream don’t come to everyone’s night
    I firmly believe
    They belong to those
    those who have a real pure heart, like crystal,
    but it’s also full of color
    color of nature
    of joy
    of pleasue
    of lovelife
    of sensetivity
    it’s so tender
    that it can feel the every tremblings of a little bee’s transperant wings
    the tiny tear of a pink rose, who was deeply hurt by her illusions
    Once a friend ever talked to me
    He said he didn’t like the books translated by young translators
    Cause they had no enough experiences
    to understand and express the original works
    But.. I told him, the genius are different, quite different
    … and kilboy, oh kilboy!! (You real killer!!)
    obviously you are one of them I believe
    Enjoy the gifts given by your parents and lord, and given by yourself
    Dream your dreams
    And sing your songs
    You bastard gifted man!
    And please remember
    A sunflower is a sunflower – as a killer is a killer
    Don’t call her a little bastard again!

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 12:08 pm #

    melquiades…what’s wrong, child…i’ve found there are a lot of beautiful people who read and reply to steve’s blog and who are willing to listen to somebody who is hurting…a load shared is a load lightened…
    warmth and love…
    -The Hellbound Heart

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 12:11 pm #

    Septemeber 13th approaches.
    You said your dad and grandad both died aged 52.
    Here’s to you makin 53, Steve!

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 12:13 pm #

    pleasure, and sensitivity ^^

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 12:15 pm #

    R u still stuck in the sewer, Melquiades?

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 12:19 pm #

    Malcolm Arkey

    You are awful….but I like you!


  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 12:20 pm #

    I don’t really know how to abuse people in English, but i just want to say: fuck you the 10:11 commentter. You rotten rubbish.

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 12:35 pm #

    Anon 10:11, fuck the fuck off you fucking wanker.

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 12:47 pm #

    now thats abusing people in english!

  36. avatar
    veleska1970 | 20 June 2007 at 12:48 pm #

    “fucknuckle”… haven’t heard that one in ages. **chuckle**

    loved your whale story. i saw a dolphin once off the beach in florida. it’s always so awesome to see something like that in the flesh, in its own habitat, and not stuck in a zoo. 🙁

    “im a broken powerless nobody with a 2 bit blogge”
    no way!!! you have more personality and character than bush ever will.

    lotza love…

  37. avatar
    steve kilbey | 20 June 2007 at 12:48 pm #

    i think he was being nice

  38. avatar
    anonymous 10:35PM | 20 June 2007 at 12:57 pm #

    oh. alrighty then. 🙂

  39. avatar
    restaurant mark | 20 June 2007 at 12:58 pm #

    that’s really cool you got to see a whale. my wife, two of my bandmates, and myself have got a beach house rented down in florida next week. a pretty secluded area…not too touristy. we can’t wait to leave…miss the ocean. we’ve got our own private pool too. doubt we’ll see any whales, but really looking forward to the vacation.
    i don’t think you’ve got the market on saying stupid things…i’m on a pretty good pace myself. and you really shouldn’t do the compare and contrast with you and lil bushie. see you’re a real person…he’s only a puppet. i’m telling you…dick cheney’s in elbow deep there.
    take care.

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 1:00 pm #

    Thanks, Steve – yeah, I was!

  41. avatar
    Cryptostupologist | 20 June 2007 at 1:25 pm #

    “no one has said more stupid things than me
    is it possible for a mangey panther to change his spots?”


  42. avatar
    John Garratt | 20 June 2007 at 1:28 pm #

    I had a dream last night too.

    All of us commentors were surrounding the Time Being’s house. We knew he was inside, but we did not disturb him. We left bottles of vitamin water on the front steps. We also printed off and cut out our favorite parts of the Time Being blog and taped them to the front steps.

    John Garratt

  43. avatar
    Gator | 20 June 2007 at 1:48 pm #

    I see the meat thing’s come up again. Steve, you should know that after the February dust-up in yer comments section about veggianism, I figured I’d give it a shot. I haven’t had meat in 4 months.

    In the Jacobin race to be the most pure (and thus hold the coveted “moral preening” seat at the top of the mountain), I guess I still fail since I couldn’t ALSO give up cheese, but I’m doing my best.

    Also started readin’ a great sci-fi novel by Brit name of Iain M Banks ~ “Feersum Enjinn.” I wonder if you know it. I imagine your voice, for the yung tellir Bascule an’ thi wai thatt hi talkes. Divin’ in and out of the mass consciousness like he does – it’s the role you was meant to play.

  44. avatar
    albedo0.39 | 20 June 2007 at 2:12 pm #

    “all the stupid things i said
    no one has said more stupid things than me”

    This sounds quite a lot like a line by Chris Martin.

    what ??!!…oh my god !!…ahhh !!…stop throwing things at me, Steve !!!

  45. avatar
    paul lightfoot | 20 June 2007 at 2:24 pm #

    God Bless Bernard Manning. RIP. The stand up comedian – that despite being ridiculed for his some of his topics – had the timing and delivery totally sewn up.

    Paul L
    Auckland NZ

  46. avatar
    12str | 20 June 2007 at 2:27 pm #

    im on a short holiday…
    driving around in skåne in the south of sweden with my loving girlfriend at my side….
    we are looking for a beach…
    taking those small roads you seldom drive..stunned by the beauty of nature,the beauty of life…
    excited like a small child of the wonders of this world…
    suddenly we found this small beach in a hidden bay….warm sunny day..fresh cold sea…warmth and love….life is so good man!

    sad to see that youre thinking of the end when youre in the middle of it all…the end will always come no matter what so why worry..
    i never saw a 52 year old sod looking as fit as you man…youre gonna live a long life for sure…

    happy thoughts!;)


  47. avatar
    JJ | 20 June 2007 at 2:27 pm #

    I was in San Carlos, Mexico, in January for work and hiked up this jagged mountain with cliffs above the bay at the “Mirador”…and a whale surfaced with that big blowing exhalation, then the flukes came up – totally unexpected, what a sight.

    Dubya/Cheney et al – what frauds. What sheep of an electorate to vote for them, like Pink Floyd’s Animals. “What do you get for pretending the danger’s not real,
    meek and obedient you follow the leader down well trodden corridors into the valley of steel.
    What a surprise! A look of terminal shock in your eyes. Now things are really what they seem, No, this is no bad dream”

  48. avatar
    paul lightfoot | 20 June 2007 at 2:29 pm #

    ..his opinion of contempories such as “Little Britain” and “The Mighty Woosh” were bang on.
    (see You Tube search Bernard Manning) Thank thank God though he didn’t diss Ricky Gervais. Phew!

  49. avatar
    Cee | 20 June 2007 at 2:38 pm #

    This year:
    Tako (octopus), spinner dolphins, barracuda, eels, , turtles, sea cucumbers, crabbies, countless number of tropical fish and birds.

    Next year:
    Manatees, stingrays, whale sharks, sea stars, crabbies, lobsters, countless number of tropical fish and birds.

    Anyone been to Belize? Ryan?


  50. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 20 June 2007 at 3:16 pm #

    Plaudits for Steve’s aversion to eating fish and shellfish. Many Australians try to be vegetarian but they cannot resist from consuming fish. Steve is still in his musical prime at the age of 52 and he is very healthy looking. The best of “The Time Being” needs to be accrued. It is sad that so many endangered species can only live in peace within zoos.

  51. avatar
    fantasticandy | 20 June 2007 at 3:20 pm #

    well, i’m off to stonehenge with my lovely wife chrissy in a little while.
    it’s summer solstice tonight in this part of the world, so wer’e gonna’ go hang with the druids!
    see if we can get some of that olde earth magick goin’!
    maybe my pals the saucer-guys may even give us a fly-past as the sun comes up!
    peace ‘n luv,
    andy L.

  52. avatar
    fingers-crossed | 20 June 2007 at 3:43 pm #

    Yeah, here’s hoping you beat the family curse and live long n productively way beyond 52 !

  53. avatar
    Tim | 20 June 2007 at 3:43 pm #

    The whales bring to mind the book that had a big part in making me the vegan I am today.
    A Whale For The Killing by Farley Mowat.
    Well worth the read.

    You wrote about change….brings to mind the old serenity know the one..

    God grant me the serenity
    to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can,and wisdom to know the difference.


  54. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 3:48 pm #

    isn’t “heyday” about becoming a vegetarian?


  55. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 4:08 pm #

    Heyday is about transcendental shimmering hazy genius. I only wish the live solo was on the end of Myrrh and the live ending was on the end of Roman.
    I love this album.

  56. avatar
    malcolm arkey | 20 June 2007 at 4:10 pm #


    Belize, eh ??

    They’ve f*#king got the f@%king best f!*king language in the f^*king whole f%*king world…f*#king brilliant !



  57. avatar
    davidcwelker | 20 June 2007 at 4:22 pm #

    C’mon mr sk, those little underwater insects taste awfully good dipped in butter. Gotta wonder about the first guy to eat em tho, must have been really hungry.

  58. avatar
    davem | 20 June 2007 at 6:02 pm #

    Bloody ‘ell crikey. A whale. I’m so jealous. I just love the sea but I live over 100 miles away from it. Once the helpless birdlings have flown the nest we’ll be re-locating somewhere near the old waves.
    Thank-you for the Mr. Humphries quote – this camp ol’ english humour seems to be a bit of a TTB feature, it’s nice. Poor olde John Inman pegged it recently though.
    Don’t what the fuck they’re going to do without him at Panto season.
    Love you lots SK.


  59. avatar
    davem | 20 June 2007 at 6:40 pm #

    And you have no worries on the age front.
    Having seen you weave and dance in Europe this April you’re fitter than you’ve ever been. You’ll see 53 + another 35 at least.
    It’s an intersting time isn’t it? It no longer sounds odd to be rocking on in your 60’s…what about 70’s? It’s going to happen……that was The Undertones wasn’t it?

  60. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 7:21 pm #

    hi steve,
    koszonom szepen for taking the time to write everyday. glad you can practice your hungarian. we will teach you a few new words next time.

    thought of you last week while i was on a sea holiday, and i was swimming in the very cold sea water. but it was brilliant…so amazingly refreshing. you are right…the cold water is the best.
    take care

  61. avatar
    CSTCoach | 20 June 2007 at 7:48 pm #

    very cool about the whale sighting! that’s amazing. i’ve never seen one in the wild.

    “and i realised
    really realised in reality
    how little time i really have left”

    Yeah, this is something that i think about a lot. it began to obsess me for a while there, had trouble sleeping at night even. regardless, its always there at the back of my mind. I always feel time ticking away, that there’s so much i still want to do, so many projects i still want to complete, so much still undone. (was my bloody birthday yestaday, so thinking about it even more 🙁

    Thanks for “fucknuckle – that’s brilliant! I’m going to add it to my vocabulary immediately. And here i’ve been over using things like fuckface, dickweed,shitheels, shit for brains, and stuff along those lines.

    Gee, this blog is all that and educational too!


  62. avatar
    CSTCoach | 20 June 2007 at 7:51 pm #

    “Some of the gentlefolk on this blog will not know who ‘Mr Humphries’ is, SK, such is their youth.”

    B – yeah, Are You Being Served… Great stuff. We had PBS and re-runs, dontcha know… 😉

    Cee – yeah, been to Belize. All of Central America, actually. It’s a lot different than the rest of Cent Am – British / Caribbean island heritage rather than Spanish. Second largest barrier reef, after Oz. Swam with stingrays, barracuda, small sharks, and more (and more colorful) fish than i’ve ever seen before. Also got up close to some manatees, really incredible to watch. Supposed to be a great place for scuba, if yer into that.


  63. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 7:57 pm #

    mmmm falafel… yummy morning star veggie crumbles mixed with tomatoes, onion and seasonings… oooooo vegetarian chili… good ole guacamole… so many yummy choices = health & happiness. silly meat eaters… it’s easy to stop.

    I love mad cow disease.

  64. avatar
    davem | 20 June 2007 at 8:11 pm #

    B. Bon…Eric Morcombe. There was a genius. Up there with SK in his own way. No Christmas night was complete without Eric and Ernie!!
    Not so keen on Bernard Manning though. RIP and all that, but nothing gentle or double entendre about Bern.

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    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 8:20 pm #

    bush is protecting us from the terrorists

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    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 8:20 pm #

    stop banging on bush he’s a good man/ he really looks after the people of the US…….

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    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 8:26 pm #

    Ahhh Shit!!! Here we go again…FOX is droppin’ more propaganda!!

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    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 8:36 pm #

    Morning Mr.Kilbey…..we are soooooo NOT ready to “recycle”your soul! ……am afraid you have to pay off the rest of your karma first…………if i just check the meter…….mmm it seems ,that you still have 84603568452 requests for “Milky way” to hear/fend off…and ………the “unguarded moment”….well ……it must be personally played by YOU at the {with gusto},at 349264106543 more venues,that have been”straits”,who wanna be “spiritual{ AND } billionaires”………..and then theres the matter of the renegade angel…who appears in these hallowed corridors….shes not supposed to be divulging this infornation……xxx xxx xxx xxx xxxgenx B..A.

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    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 9:19 pm #

    i have that dream day and nite, just like an impressionist painting, and more eloquent japanesism. If ya fancy yourself an impressionist, your time being has just begun. Take up painting again, and your Muse will help you out again; your music will tune in even finer.

    See some Gehard Richter Landscapes, start very light in the atmospheric background. You’d be doing great if you can master something like that in gauche and watercolor.

    Ever listen to Dave Brubeck?

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    Anonymous | 20 June 2007 at 9:29 pm #

    Will all you “friends” quit with the hexes on Kilbey already??!! We know you’re just being nice, but it’s ridiculous to speculate like that, talking about how much longer or how many more venues to play, or how many more lip prints on his ass to endure. JUST QUIT TALKING ABOUT IT! Worry about your own age and life for crying out loud.

    Yeah, we get it, he gets it, we ALL get it…you love him and you want him to “stick around” and not be “recylcled” etc. We all do. But ENOUGH with the numbers and estimations and all that stupid bullshit.

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    eek | 20 June 2007 at 10:04 pm #

    and its not kosher to ask me about that stuff anymore
    (and unbelievably the fucknuckle press swallow this ploy)

    That is absolutely amazing, isn’t it? Everyone else seems to be a target, but Bushie gets off unscathed. My mum, who was generally very even tempered, would get furious when the press would just go “oh, ok” and go on to something else. My guess is Bush Sr.’s CIA ties make asking too many questions too risky for most.

    and i realised
    really realised in reality
    how little time i really have left

    Funny, about my own life I often think “how much longer am I going to have to deal with this crap?”

    Guess how you see it depends on how life’s going for you at the time.

    (good on you that you want it to last, SK)

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    verdelay | 20 June 2007 at 10:04 pm #

    I feel I’ve been tapped on the shoulder by some hyperborean lothario

    Isolde, whatever happened to us ???

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    Cee | 20 June 2007 at 10:31 pm #

    Thanks Ryan – yes I was surprised when learning about the country that English is its first language in certain parts, then Creole in places like Dangriga (Garifuna people) and then Spanish closer to Quintana Roo and Northern points.
    Don’t scuba, but snorkel…should be good.

    Oh and B.Bon – I thought that was Ireland!

    I’ve seen a whales in the wild, just off of Monterey Bay…made me cry



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    melquee | 20 June 2007 at 11:23 pm #


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    CSTCoach | 20 June 2007 at 11:46 pm #

    “Thanks Ryan – yes I was surprised when learning about the country that English is its first language in certain parts, then Creole in places like Dangriga (Garifuna people) and then Spanish closer to Quintana Roo and Northern points.”

    Yeah, its kinda odd, like a piece of a Caribbean island that floated over and got lodged against the side of central america.

    All the western bits of central america were settled by the spaniards in their quest for Inca and Aztec gold (in the case of the Inca, loot from south Am was carried across the Las Cruces Trail from Panama City to Portobelo).

    The more humid, jungly eastern side of cent am was left to the indians, roving pirates, and logwood cutters mostly. Its a different climate and language zone when you cross over the central cordillera (the mountains that become the andes to the south, and the rockies to the north). Eventually, slaves of african origin who escaped from the island plantations ended up settling on that coast, and that’s how you have the garifuna (they mixed with indigenous peoples).

    Belize is a bit of a special case. Was a colony of Britain (British Honduras) until 1981. Guatemala still shows it as part of their country on their maps.

    Jesus, isn’t that more than anyone needed to know!

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