posted on April 7, 2007 at 11:10 am

being here
i m f@#% ing steve kilbey, aint i?
(this time)
a cab driver
swerves to the curb
are you f@#$%ing steve kilbey?
youre the best famous person i ever had
he says
i give him a five dollar tip
but not the most generous he sighs
well that isnt true….
no actually there was a cab driver
wasnt there
is that the truth or the facts?
does it matter?
do you think everything you read is true?
do you think bobby dylan shot a man
and took his wife to italy?
muse : what are you trying to say?
me : something about veracity…about jesus
muse: i thought i felt something religious coming on..
me : no muse…well you know me..
i aint no christian runnin’ dog lackey
muse : oh nevets you always had a soft spot for the nazarene
me : yes muse, though do i abhor the twisted mess
and the evil wrought from the super-prophets words
muse : are you sure it was jc himself who spoke or
let alone wrote those words?
me : whoever it was…i’ll take him or her..ok
cos even thru the translations
even thru the ludicrous hatchet job in nicea (nice ah one guys!)
even thru all the blah blah blah
man the nazarenes words do find n blind my heart
even if it is a kinda fiction
herein lies an ideal
dont write in with all jcs negative aspects
the dude was a man
he was of his time and place
just as we ALL are ,baybee
but i dig the bits where he just cools em out
oh to have that power
a truly cool star
one who soooothed
one who healed your blues n bones both
im sure the nazarene would have been an amazing rock guitarist
if he had but been born in this age of quarrel
oh god he was the son of god
but so are you
he was the son of man
and so are you that…i guess
he woulda wrenched some heartbreaking sobs
outta a fender strat
he would have written songs like psalms
a way of illumination
take your sutras call them parables
thats the connection baby
the nazarene n buddha (you fat bastard)
both trying to get you to see
if you had faith you could move mountains
i mean that happens at whatever meta-level
you wanna deal with it on
dont tell me to choose between the 2
i take the good bits that i like from all n any of em
people who could show ya different ways of looking at things
like lord krishna who just defied every rule in the book
he had 16, 000 wives
christ, imagine remembering all those birthdays..
and anniversaries
muse: nevets lost deep in thought
hi let me introduce myself
i am…
(drum roll)
nevets muse
my real name is
you dont have the pixel arrangement
that would allow my name to appear here
i guess a lot of you are thinking
why nevets yeblik?
am i just nevets yebliks muse n no others?
well part of me is nevets only
part of me is for all his incarnations
but most of me is everybodies
if they but realised it…
what our friend herr jung
may have referred to as the collective unconscious perhaps
freud n jung were standing at a urinal
and after they finish
freud washes his hands
jung doesnt
freud says my dear herr jung
in vienna we are taught to wash our hands
after urination!
and jungy says (get this)
my dear siggy olde boy
in geneva we are taught not to piss on our fingers
you see i can do visceral too
and pschykiatrist jokes
all sorts for your easter selection
rants with soft centres
poems deluxe whorls
creme de dictionary
i serve all types in all weather
anywhere anyhow
nevets is plugged in constantly now
he is literally spouting prose all the time
i dont let him have the good stuff all the time
but he sometimes gets the best
nevets i say to him in his mindnheart
heres some of my own private stash
something potent
whoa boy whoa i say nevets yeblik
you know you cant take that much in-spira-ayshun
all in one go
hes greedy man
hes a grreedy manne man
he wants to play with the big boys stuff
and quite frankly
between us 800 or so reading this
i dont know if he can take it
i dont know if he really knows what hes getting into
or even if he deserves it
anyway i should snap him out of it
he tends to drift n digress
he IS getting on a bit you know
i know you wont believe this
but i like him much better now than i used to
he used to fight against everything
even me
when i was giving him pearls to cast before his wine
when i’d lay something gorgeous on him
i will say this
he wasnt that nice a guy…but he never abused me
like some others abuse their muse
abuse the muse
a study in losing yer ability to come up with the good stuff
no problem for me or young nevets
dont you worry
he aint gonna be the great white disappointment
poor nevets believe me his own standards crucify him
even his worst songs contain something nice
thats why he expects the best
mediocrity crushes him especially his own
all those songs lost on cassettes
everyone of em cooked up with care n integrity
nevets imagines his listeners are in on the joke
nevets wants your money and your love
nevets wants to make you laugh and cry
nevets yeblik the class clown
the one who shoulda remain unrevealed
just another writer pouring out his heart
just like shakespeare would do if they had blogs in his day
yes yes
i knew a muse who was with sweet william
oh zeus that genius could go go go
by candlelight in bawdy houses
he was knocking stuff out
and thats what its all about
yeblik is quality AND quality
volume is important for a man whos just throwing it off
nevets got his direct feed
and sometimes i open up the tap n let it flow
go nevets
go go go
nevets j yeblik
should i wake him up from his trance
imagining krishna n his 16000 wives
n contrasting it to the nazarenes (supposed) celibate life
nevets wants to reconcile it for ya
he wants to show you in his way
but hes not sure what he wants to show you
thats for sure
but just what it is…
i mean i could help him if i wanted to
hes gotta pay his dues
hes gotta do more yoga
hes gotta swim more laps
hes gotta play more gigs
run his hands over that bass for the umpteenth time
then maybe
bit by bit
piece fitting into piece
in tiny fragments
maybe maybe
some new clue
off he goes

30 Responses to “many are called…few are chosen”

  1. avatar
    metal_petal | 7 April 2007 at 12:39 pm #

    Hey dude. They murdered your song on Rockwizz tonight.

    Get on there and show them a thing or two.

    You know you want to!!

  2. avatar
    Daberhasher | 7 April 2007 at 2:07 pm #

    and how about pissing in the wind??? that’s how i see the eternal i’m right/you’re wrong religion argy-bargy… but it will go on, and on, and on…. and so will love and hope i guess… i can only try to keep my eyes and heart open, can only sail my own ship as it were… so i’ll take all the good bits i can, from wherever i can, ’cause i reckon it all comes from the same place…
    creme de dictionary… so your title the other day, lacunae… never heard that before, Latin is Greek to me… but later that night i grab a book off my shelf, Auschwitz: an eyewitness account, by Dr, Miklos Nyiszli…
    and boom, page 50, there it is, lacunae… i love it when those things happen, thanks professor…
    then a couple of pages later, the author describes a soccer game between the SS guards and the Sonderkommando… yep, you guessed it, SS vs. SK… a brief moment of levity in a very dark, yet utterly compelling read… man’s inhumanity to man indeed….

    have a good night
    and a fine Sunday eggman…


  3. avatar
    sue cee | 7 April 2007 at 2:09 pm #

    Yeah Rockwiz, that was weird tonite. Anne McCue’s first concert – The Sunnyboys & The Church, the OSAH elpee in the background, Sean Kelly doing unjustice to Milky Way tho’ Anne was cool to watch – its a sign Steve! I think they’re hinting at you.

    So nevets, what if Jesus came back here as a taxi driver? And you only gave him a $5 tip ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. avatar
    calling down baal and zeus | 7 April 2007 at 2:20 pm #

    the time being not to be confused with …

  5. avatar
    malcolm arkey | 7 April 2007 at 2:23 pm #

    thus is the story of lord kilbey and his 16,000 songs.

  6. avatar
    ~ | 7 April 2007 at 2:26 pm #

    oh baby
    that was
    the lads at the philogogy
    would bestow honors
    all three of em
    certainly would be more than a bit
    it is nice to watch you play tennis
    you’ve got exceptional calves
    I do love a long swim in the salty sea
    much more than a little
    back n forth
    racket ball
    they say its easy to swim
    in theory
    I find it more comfortable
    than walking, actually
    you seem a natural swimmer, love
    borne into it
    dolphins must love you
    you understand whale songs
    they travel through sonic channels
    in the deep blue frequency
    lifeforce tuned to 111.7 xoox
    am, fm, pm
    new station locations
    coming soon
    to a beach near you
    the whirled behind you
    I like watercolours
    oh new olde religions would be nice too
    take the good parts and stuff the rest, yes
    I don’t like the good with the bad
    as much as I like
    the good with the good
    quality and quality
    now now this guy is quite special to my heart
    he’s a lover not a fighter
    he knows what’s stronger than strength
    a muse would be well placed in his hands
    she’d never be abused
    she’d flower in all seasons
    jc was a very cool dude
    been thinking about him a lot
    in a place that resembles
    a place thirsty for water
    a place wet with time
    native spirits guided me through
    the pass
    oh certainly my feet needed washing
    now no old mexican woman
    however gentle and kind
    could possibly ever touch me~
    well, you know
    yes you do
    that isn’t for everyone
    you can have dessert first
    chocolate pi
    with whipped cream, if ya like it that way
    all the good olde guys
    most of em forgot about the
    gal pals though jc did not
    now I said most, druid
    some good olde fellas got a bit much on their hands
    sheesh-trying to remember all those names
    let alone 16000 dates!
    a girl could go blue in the face
    holding her breath
    waiting up for her turn
    I’m a bit of a thorn in the side
    of a catholic upbringing
    quite frankly, steven
    it’s always bringing me down
    to jc abused n without his muse
    left her clean outa the picture
    I got sent into the hallway
    more times than I could count
    for suggesting um, the miracle
    wasn’t virgin conception
    that it was something a bit more juicy
    than just fruitful
    I rented Life of Brian
    on easter one year
    told my mom it was kinda sorta about jesus
    truth and the facts sir!
    so it was okay by her
    she grounded me for two weeks
    after a certain scene with a roamin’ roman and a lady on her knees
    they just don’t see the funny in that, I guess
    oh well, what the hell
    I think that jc was popular
    because he was pretty witty and wise
    yeah some truths
    are timeless when you sift through the sands of time
    and cannot be tampered with by cardinals and their cardinal sins
    but keeping mass in latin
    so the everyday sort needs a priest
    to connect with the good word
    and women can only serve behind the scene
    it irritates me
    someone said on your lovely blogge
    friction is the mother of all pearl
    would you like some more dew drops
    before your wine?


  7. avatar
    ~ | 7 April 2007 at 3:01 pm #

    such a lovely day…
    I’d stay longer now that the sun is out
    I have a plane to catch
    not going home just yet…
    I’m thinkin of moving someplace nice and warm in the beginning of May
    PDX is a bit chilly for my bones
    my feet need sand underneath not boots and thick socks!
    I’m getting used to the palm trees
    in the southwest
    and the sunshine
    here comes the sun…
    and I say it’s alright
    oh better than alright jesus!
    would love to look upon them both on the daily
    I could never be too far from the sea though…
    so AZ won’t work
    though it is lovely here

    kisses to all
    happy easter!

  8. avatar
    ~ | 7 April 2007 at 3:19 pm #

    most every day folks
    need their beliefs spoonfed
    oh yes it’s caused trouble trouble trouble
    these days
    I doubt that’s what jc had in mind
    find me under every rock
    in every tree
    looking for divine
    the perfect church service
    if ya ask me
    folk of the not every day variety
    dabber fellow
    understand the latin
    not preached to the masses
    saying the truth will set you free
    is a truth universal
    regardless of time
    or hollow religious customs
    many prophets and great teachers have reminded us
    in many different ways
    such as the good and gentle jc


  9. avatar
    A Wide Open Road? | 7 April 2007 at 3:29 pm #

    Don’t follow the muse

  10. avatar
    ~ | 7 April 2007 at 3:34 pm #

    can’t stay away
    love to travel with Love
    new york city in May
    never been except through airport
    I like firsts
    the first is the best
    I’ll figure out the rest
    if can see you guys on tour
    I will
    have a safe flight out Monday
    rock on Druid

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 April 2007 at 3:38 pm #

    be still, killa


  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 April 2007 at 3:42 pm #

    -have you heard black pine’s “with us?”

  13. avatar
    jJ | 7 April 2007 at 4:20 pm #

    That’s why the first Yeblik painting (print, actually) I got was “Jesus in Bondi” playing that f-hole hollow-body electric, Krishna looking down from the wall, yeah…JC woulda been a great rock musician, and you could always tell where he was in the crowd from the halo. Probably twelve guys following him around on tour, too.

    You got it in spades, Killer – your pipeline to the muse is large-gauge, and still flows. Most of your contemporaries, or even predecessors seem to get disconnected and run dry.

    I’m always listening for the new clue, the distant signpost, esoteric insight, faint signal in the night sky. I know it’s coming.

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 April 2007 at 4:24 pm #

    hi sk
    hope your family
    has a lovely visit
    in the us
    wish you and
    that band of
    were on that
    plane with them
    to tour the us
    i know
    very selfish
    of me
    but i
    haven’t seen
    the crunch
    for more than
    3 years now
    and i need
    a fix

    love always

  15. avatar
    veleska1970 | 7 April 2007 at 4:36 pm #

    happy easter, steve, and everyone else.

  16. avatar
    MEM | 7 April 2007 at 5:42 pm #

    as my great, great, great, great, great grandphrater ovpsychedelic softfruitmachines used to say…

    “cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can’t fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.”

    glad to hear your getting along, hope your dreaming right know, a warm place, and old place,
    flowers growing in your hare…

  17. avatar
    thorty " the bondi " strangler | 7 April 2007 at 5:56 pm #


  18. avatar
    ~ | 7 April 2007 at 6:31 pm #

    time beings do not grow old
    they become rare jewels
    in the pressures of time
    easter has brought on
    interesting talk
    of resurrection cycles
    and suffering that great teachers
    have endured
    I dig jc, but my true love

    and it’s equivalent exchange
    quantum physics
    yep-caught silver handed
    the symbolism contained in the vast sea
    reachable in the dark
    goes back and back
    its magic not religon I seek
    sanctuary in great libraries
    they thought were burned to the ground
    transformation I catch a glimpse
    of in dreams
    often they don’t seem to have context
    until years later
    never sure why
    I write them down and revisit
    walking upstairs talking to visitors
    who do not speak
    with their mouths
    on the middle floor
    I leave post its in the office
    reminding me of mundane matters
    to be aware of upon waking awareness
    like-the photo lab will overcharge your account if you don’t check your tab when you go in, cause you usually don’t until the end of the month-but you listen to the whisper, you check
    sure enough
    $300 extra charges
    I say to no one
    I can see
    why thanks for the reminder
    in the basement
    it floods sometimes
    the entire thing will fill
    with eerie fish
    or waterworlds I visit over and over
    I had difficulty
    at first
    trying to hold my breath
    the key is to forget
    everything you have been taught
    is real
    all bets are off, here
    there is no breath to hold
    no lungs to hold in air
    no oxygen to breathe
    so then the landscape
    shifts at whim
    follows intentions
    sometimes I can do this
    following dream into dream into dream
    sometimes I wake myself up screaming
    I forget that pain is also an illusion in that space
    or pinned down to a specific point in timespace
    I have complete freedom swimming
    I am clumsy on dry land
    undisciplined at times
    well now, ya don’t say?
    I’m seriously, not serious folks
    consistantly inconsistant
    I’m here for learning and play
    I remain receptive to it
    waking and sleeping
    asking myself
    what does this mean…
    following my awareness around
    like the dog star
    sniffing out clues
    who what where when why
    I know there is a
    flux capacitor
    an ability to be both
    concious and unconcious at the same time
    dreaming your awake
    awaking from your dreams
    at the same moment
    when I wander through the upstairs
    ancient texts tell me
    that feeling of a stream of energy
    entering above and behind my head
    close to the base of the skull
    uh, if you really had one while you are dreaming that is
    that is always the feeling I experience when
    dream shapes speak to me
    in my dreaming mind
    without voices
    they aren’t needed, either
    they are indirect
    long wires
    meant for binary
    not images
    in a few dreams I’ve had over the last 6 years
    people in the dreams
    people I’ve never seen
    can channel that energy from the back of the head
    through the front
    between the eyes
    like a movie projector
    only the dreamer becomes the screen
    you can project whatever you like onto your self:
    animal shapes
    aurora like shimmering golden light
    whatever you decide
    whomever you encounter in the dream
    sees only what you have chosen to project
    I only know that it is possible
    it feels True
    I wouldn’t really know how tell ya how this can be done
    it must be similar to channeling
    other, smaller “things” through
    sleeping to waking
    eh, like I’ve used intuition to gamble
    only a few times yeesh!
    or problem solve or
    gain clarity when I’m too close to something and I’m having trouble gaining perspective
    to manifest something I need or think I want
    they influence each other
    the moon and mercury
    what one sees
    the other creates
    what the one maps
    the other walks through
    if I am at peace
    experiencing inner happiness
    for myself and not struggling to be
    and recently I’ve felt more clear and alive
    sacred keys
    open open open
    from this state
    I can be lucid while awake
    this is so rare
    I could count the times
    on one hand
    I’ve experienced it though briefly
    I can watch things that “should” be solid
    shift and shimmer
    nothing appears coincidental
    everything becomes symbolic
    I do mean everything
    your eyes set upon
    everything your emotional body
    it feels almost
    like hallucinating
    now nobody round here has done any o that
    heh heh
    the pupils inside you
    you feel
    insignificant and vast
    a Time Being
    who has visions
    of walking with deities
    has already grasped this firmly
    there is no getting ready
    for something you are already
    very capable of
    a very gifted swimmer
    what do you see with your eyes closed
    what pictures do you take out of that space with your heart soul mind
    what do you want to show
    in your gallery
    I’d make the best psi=de kick
    I can hoola hoop
    I can be a fruit loop
    I’ll lend whatever strange pictures
    I’ve got to the show
    funny, I’ve connected with cameras on a level that if I’m trying to
    “focus” on something that is happening while I am in waking awareness have a camera in hand in the dream!
    ha! ha!

    back soon
    peace to you all


  19. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 7 April 2007 at 7:08 pm #

    Mr.Kilbey is so existential. otherworldy and iconoclastic it seems. But he is truly a great thinker who is far superior to all the self-righteous atheists, anarchists and nihilists. The talented vocalist, bass musican and lyricist is not one of the carnivores that is destroying this unhappy planet. Rest assured Steve Kilbey will not eat any of God’s creatures on Easter. Bless Him !

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 April 2007 at 7:31 pm #

    the body may be aging, but the mind is sharper than ever…

    you will be promoted promptly.


  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 April 2007 at 8:26 pm #

    That isn’t true!


  22. avatar
    ed in fl | 7 April 2007 at 8:32 pm #

    Don’t forget to take the laptop, an extra battery, etc. on the tour. We’d hate to miss out on all the action. Have a safe flight.

    ed in fl

  23. avatar
    persephone2u | 7 April 2007 at 8:58 pm #

    Happy Easter to SK and everyone out there, even the daily prose-posting stalkers. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 April 2007 at 8:58 pm #

    it always amazed …..that through the eyes of the catholic religion,my lifestyle is considered hedonistic……..and kneeling before a man in afrock,kneeling at te crotch of acommunity leader,who carries te sinful secrets of each personage intimately………as though that is not enough……..lets all have a blood drinking,and flesh eating ceremony……strike anyone as odd?j.c. great bloke……….shame about his autobiographer….and …shame about the workshop handbook for the teachers…….nice sentiment though……….genx/////p s just made scrambled eggs ,of the chocolate variety,for my daughter…..was very silly ,she was on the floor in hysterics xxxxx

  25. avatar
    isolde | 7 April 2007 at 10:21 pm #

    rockwiz mmm i’d rather see you do your own chat show on the abc from the basement, a weekly twenty minute segment featuring you interviewing or chatting with a musical or poetic or theatrical someone and they sing, you sing or read, church plays, duets with other singers, now that would be great

  26. avatar
    isolde | 7 April 2007 at 11:02 pm #

    Easter Kilbey!

    Breakfast on Radio National

    Easter Monday music 2
    9 April 2007

    More music from around the world with host Geoff Wood, presenter of The Rhythm Divine.

    CD title: Messenger
    Track title: Under the Milky Way
    Artist: Jimmy Little
    Composer: The Church
    CD details: Festival D32064

    Feature Interview – The Church
    Fran Kelly speaks with the singer of The Church, Steve Kilbey, about their new album, El Momento Siguiente. Originally broadcast on RN Breakfast.
    Dur: 9.37

    CD title: El Momento Siguiente
    Track title: Electric Lash
    Artist: The Church
    Composer: S. Kilbey
    CD details: Liberation BLUE 143.2

    CD title: Blessed
    Track title: Noyana
    Artist: Soweto Gospel Choir
    Composer: trad.
    CD details: ABC Music 14412

  27. avatar
    mattdavison | 7 April 2007 at 11:48 pm #

    I just feel like writing this as I go ..

    something unchangeable,


    as if the object was itself, the language of the souls keeper.


    and because we speak different words that mean the same thing

    fulfilment, temperary release.

    The sound of harp, quite, holiday hunger..and the sand drenched crosses..

    -beloved, neverending.

    apparent solidity dissolves

    even more readily..

    The cry of conviction

    even more than one’s self


    the universal principle

    a religious spectacular

    the shadow, shattered..light warmth in a streaming vista..

    the god of belief

    the belief of the god


    humility..the bond

    – faith


    So indispensably Human.

    albeit that is the day….

    Despite never being fully intact
    our health is our love.

    paniced in finding happiness is our suffering examined.


    my dear muse travel safe, all others… employ great thought’s

    travel light be patient,
    tolerate, share compassion, have a universal responsibility….

    and reveal your interreligious harmony.

    lv mattd

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 April 2007 at 12:00 am #

    Ok, lets have it then!
    Have a happy easter sk. I hope you get a chance to write when you’re OS, otherwise it’s gonna be a loooong, lonely April.
    Love always,

  29. avatar
    captainmission | 8 April 2007 at 7:31 am #

    ‘gotta play more gigs’

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 April 2007 at 2:13 pm #

    one of my favourites, olde bean

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