posted on November 7, 2016 at 9:44 pm
shot silk

shot silk

on rare day off

i have a early swim with george where the water is effervescent

its good to be alive

we have breakfast and then i pretty much do nothing

till some professor arrives to interview me for 2 hours

re my “bohemianism”

i am apparently a modern version of the australian bohemian

altho being english doesnt seem to matter really

a bohemian made slightly good and flirting with the mainstream

according to herr professor

it was a great interview and i had a good laugh at myself and my pretensions

oh ha ha ha

yes that was good

am i a bohemian or just a lazy old git …its a fine line

well im leaving on an aeroplane again tomorrow


done enough flying for while but no back in seat 15 fucking g i go

i’ll have aisle please

dont wanna sit next to any fatties babies smellies or grotty little swine

yes i’ll have a glass of fucking water

and the vegetarian option

but lo a horrible fellow next to me is tucking into the pulled off pork

well you become what you eat and he is already undergoing the transformation…

ive seen all the fucking movies and i am the reigning world virgin champ at rock trivia

theyve got starfish in the record selection

hoping no one sees me listening to my own record

after about one minute i drift off and dont listen to any of it

baby it goes in one ear and out the other

one of the hosties is quite attractive in her uniform

and like your humble scribe is no spring chicken

oh i get my gin and tonic for free and she gives me a smile

this is on the house mr kilbey

well alright thats better i guess

boy the gin and tonic slides down fast

and i get up for a wee wee squeezing past the hostie who smiles again

in side the toilet there  am in the mirror frowning at myself

at that moment the plane hits the turbulence and i find it impossible to have a wee

as if someone was waiting for that to happen

we are one hour into the flight and im restless as all harry

i take out my lappy and listen to whatever i can find on there

life continues to be strange

something i thought i’d lost returns to me in negative only better

a new version of an old idea

then theres bowie in perth

and hanging out with Adalita is there anyone sweeter?

tim rogers too he’s a funny sod

the camaraderie of the troupe

the violins and the bassoons

singing those marvellous perfect songs

bowie told me in a dream i have his blessing

anyway i do my best

a cog in the mechanism

saturday night will be gig i have accepted a private do

someone especially requested me

i hope they like my performance

oh itll be ok probably a real pleasure you never know

how these things may go

then im having a bit of rest

not too much on a sporadic gig here and there




16 Responses to “lovely november day”

  1. kevinbreton
    kevinbreton | 9 November 2016 at 9:16 am #

    SK. Is the initials of the country Slovakia which parts of it were of old Bohemia. I know bc my last name is slovak. So in a way I am a bit bohemian real bohemian. But they nevertheless ruin every good thing with evil. There’s some sort of horrible “bohemian” cult out there. Like a real evil cult. Just like I’m a mason by ancestry. Like I’m a mason because my moms dad’s dad’s dad’s dad so on was Mr Mason. But nevertheless they turn that stout and pretty name into this secret society thing. That’s why people here in the USA don’t like mr Donald trump because he hasn’t joined some evil association like the masons or illuminati. “Oh you mean he isn’t evil? Darn we can’t vote for him!” Well I just voted him for today and I never vote! The guy wants to put an end to violently murdering babes in the womb. Oh we can’t have that they say….the imbeciles out there. A woman’s right to murder. So all good things have their end. I will be really upset if trump doesn’t become president. There’s a lot of people who disagree with abortion and don’t do anything about it. This trump will. If he doesn’t. It’s more globalist agenda crap music. More death of babes. More bickering and finally the beast who will reign over this shitty little planet. Why he wants to don’t ask me. I have been listening to “an interlude” from blurred crusade. That and tear it all away and sisters are my top gems. God bless you Mr K. I’m 60 percent British 5 percent bohemian. You don’t need bowies blessing. You are steve Kilbey author of so many of those great early jangle pop rock albums. I’d like to listen to those more than me David bowie…. Any day whatsoever. If you need to channel a spirit just pray to Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit. You don’t have to be an ordained priest to be a real musician. Vivaldi was a priest and his music is terrible and I’m one of the biggest baroque music fans you’ll find. All the best. señor kev

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    Ingrid | 9 November 2016 at 5:53 pm #

    Enjoy Perth! Didn’t realise you were playing at Newcastle last weekend, found at later, disappointed I missed it.

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    Cocoamo | 11 November 2016 at 1:44 am #

    So nice to hear you feeling glad to be alive, and the chuckle over the timing of the turbulence is so welcomed.

    Wish I felt glad. They have a name for my syndrome: Post Election Stress Disorder. Feeling of impending doom deep in the gut – punched in the gut. Fasten your seat belts folks, we are about to experience turbulence.

    Let me say to the world: I’m so sorry – I apologize for my country, which is now in national disgrace. How could the American people elect a despicable, evil, immoral, predatory, ignorant bully? Is that the best we could conjure up out of 330 million people? If you don’t want to publish this post, I surely understand…there might be vengeance against your website.

    Case in point: I was out sign waving for Hillary. Along comes a monster truck – you know, the one’s with the 6-foot tall tires? Obscenities spray painted on both sides. Something making smoke come out of the exhaust. Big flags mounted in the bed and a loud speaker screaming nastiness. A Ku Klux Klan hood proudly displayed on the dashboard. The truck drives around and around us, loudly revving the engine and blowing oily smoke on us. The truck returns periodically through the day.

    And our new commander in chief: Spent years trying to prove Obama was born in Kenya, believes global warming is a hoax, thinks a woman who has an abortion should be arrested (regardless of the reason), loves Putin…of course the list is too long to type here.

    Anyway, I’m so sorry.

    Your Friend in Pennsylvania
    (Now in Cocoa Beach)

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    Wayno | 19 November 2016 at 12:27 am #

    The last time I flew back into Australia they had UTMW followed by Kev Carmody’s Moonstruck on the playlist which was a nice welcome home.

  5. kevinbreton
    kevinbreton | 20 November 2016 at 4:33 am #

    Hey Steve. Please disregard all of my messages. I feel like the biggest idiot. I gotta get rid of this iPhone so I don’t keep ruining your blog and wasting my time. I don’t have a tv or facebook and even this iPhone is bringing me down. I’m going back to the 80s. I mean. I’m just sorry for my ridiculous posts. Keep up the good work. Sincerely kevin

  6. kevinbreton
    kevinbreton | 20 November 2016 at 6:36 am #

    I’m really upset at myself for typing junk on your blog. I cancelled facebook 4 years ago. Deleted linkedin and every other social media site. I don’t have a tv or cable. All I gots this iPhone and even this is too much. Back when I was a kid we just had Nintendo and bicycles and we had a heck of a dam lot of fun. I hate myself for writing emails and posting dumb stuff. I’m going back to being Amish. 1980s Amish. I still do and always will listen to tunes like electric lash and all the early church tunes on Cd! But man. Tired of the internet in general. Makes me nothing short a complete idiot. All the best wishes. Kevin

  7. etta
    etta | 20 November 2016 at 11:42 am #

    Frankly, thankee for one sumptuous and one intriguing bonus track

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    Verdelay | 21 November 2016 at 9:00 am #

    Something silver is moving though the waters.

    I feel your masterpiece is coming.

    Some might say that it has long been with us; but I say it is yet to come.

    Because something silver is moving through the waters

    And I see your image reflected in its eyes.

    The time has come, Illyrian. Begin the workings.


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    davem | 23 November 2016 at 8:07 pm #

    I still don’t seem able to post on your blog SK, but I still read it every day. I enjoyed the link to your solo gig and it was great to hear a new song. When is the album coming out?
    Cocoamo – no need to feel the need to apologise. We can only be responsible for our own actions and yours are sound.
    We have our issues here – the rise of the right, Brexit, UKIP. Tough times indeed. I remain a member of the Labour Party and of my union. We will overcome.
    Peace and love – still the only solution.

  10. kevinbreton
    kevinbreton | 24 November 2016 at 9:10 am #

    One thing I never understood bout Merica…. Being a citizen my entire life besides a short stay in ireland as a kid. Why the hell are we any different? Are the British less free? Are the Australians less free? For cryin out loud I never ever understood it while pledging allegiance to that awfully designed flag. No offense Betty Ross… The Union Jack! Now that flag was designed by someone who actually knew about aesthetics and proportion and geometry!! That flag is a work of art. But just putting a crap load of stars and killing the British to do it. I just never ever understood it! Strike 1 taking Native American land. Introducing them to alcohol which ruined them apache Hopi iriquois. Now they spend their money in casinos on alcohol and on little stupid bar games. Strike 2 using African slaves to pick cotton. British outlawed that before George Washington was even born! I don’t want to know what strike 3 was. In defense of this country japan had no right to bomb Hawaii. And don’t get me wrong I’m great full to be in a country where there’s food and work I can do and great postal system. And everything else. But strike 3 was in fact when they killed the British red coats and put up this Betty Ross thing. God bless America cause to be frank I never got why you’d want to be here when you could be on the rolling prairies of wales or by some old scotch Irish English castles instead of watching some terrible news on a tv. Actually caring about things like transgender bathrooms. Americas been ridiculous from the get go. I’m proud that at least most of them who came before me were from British isles. My border collie is from the scot english border and he’s the best I say. There’ll always be an England and God bless America cause it needs help. And God bless Australia. I just sold my Oberheim drum to an Australian. Said “hey mate” and all. I just hope Americas ego disappears leaving just the good things the country has to offer like liberty and justice for all! Including those in the womb…. Regardless of race or religion. Because they’re our little ones and someday they may decide to pop in Blurred Crusade to their future tense disc player ! Love kev

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    Cocoamo | 26 November 2016 at 10:29 pm #

    Just checking to see if you are okay and haven’t been kidnapped by whomever had you for the private do?

    Don’t worry about replenishing the blog though, this one’s good enough to read multiple times. That dry wit and humour good for many chuckles.

    Sorry for the narcissistic rambling about the great Trumpkin (who now it appears may have snatched(ahem)the US election with a little Russian hacking of voting machines – recount of 3 states is underway, not that my hopes are high). Anyway, just because the US is going to Hell in a handbasket, no reason to clog your blog.

    Hope all is well and you are having a much needed rest.

    Your Friend in Pennsylvania
    (Now in Cocoa Beach)

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    millbill | 16 December 2016 at 1:44 pm #

    Steve are you in here? Hope all is well

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