posted on January 12, 2014 at 6:12 pm
healthy wealthy and wise oh well one outta 3 aint bad

healthy wealthy and wise
oh well one outta 3 aint bad

this blog is for david rundle

who is not only my accountant but a good good friend

and also a church/kilbey expert

david was concerned he’d heard and read and seen too much “druggy”stuff

about me lately

and was hoping that i have maintained my fitness regime.

well yes i have.

i swim somewhere between a 500 metres and a kilometre every day

i still do yoga almost every day, in fact i’m gonna do it as soon as i finish this.

and i walk a real lot. and i never sit around munching on food or guzzling booze.

i dont smoke cigs but i smoke weed

it kinda keeps me rolling along

its not for everybody but nor is riding a unicycle.

my way isnt everybodys way

kids dont smoke dope before yer 18 and dont smoke dope if youre already crazy!

dont smoke dope if youre already paranoid or delusional

do smoke dope if youre an artist or musician and you’d like some help

ive written 780 registered songs and all of em involved dope

big deal. i am neither proud of that nor ashamed

if you think thats too naughty for you go read some other mothers blog

thats the facts

i’m coming up 60 and i’m still churning the stuff out

i’m still fucking rocking baby and rolling a bit too

i think faster than when i did when i was young

my mind and body and spirit are in some sort of harmony although not perfect

the swimming in that seawater pool or down at a netted harbour beach

its like dunking myself in a bath of negative ions

i rise up each morning refreshed

the sea i have to have it

i cannot will not live away from or without the sea

everything comes from the sea

it is my saviour my solution my salve

yoga baby yoga oh god what are you all waiting for?

you gotta do yoga its gonna help you in everything you do my little fiends

wanna play better guitar: yoga

wanna be a better sportsman: yoga

wanna be a better person: yoga

it just works trust me i have no axe to grind

you just gotta do it

and thats that spring in my step

that bounce in the ankles

the flexibility of my knees

the source of my energy

the way i now open up and let the music flow thru me

instead of trying to trap it: yoga

the reason i am still a contender and why the next church album will be our best: yoga

whatever: yoga

and then my almost-vegan diet

yeah i slip up and not a pure vegan

i dont fucking care of what anybody thinks of what i eat

ive been arguing with people for 45 years over it

its boring…can you do what i do?

Can you run around onstage carrying a heavy plank of wood for 3 hours?

i am fit and healthy and strong. dont worry about me

moving closer all the time to my masterpiece whatever it will be

i got wrinkles and stuff

but in all other ways i dont feel any different to when i was 18

‘cept i’m more flexible and not as lazy

therefore i presume i am doing something right

and i presume smokin’ dope cant be that bad for ya tho i dont recommend it per se

but it sure worked out well for me and sir paul ? right?

my spirit runs this whole show

like a driver it drives my body via my mind

these three things must be brought into balance

although a surplus of soul will never go astray

listen to your spirit

listen to your body

dont listen so much to your mind



and pray

be in all three worlds

you are angel man beast

cater to all three

dont neglect the needs of your component parts

meat will fuck you right up

its the truth n becoming truer every single day as more people see the light

if you eat meat youre giving yourself a severe disadvantage despite all the exercise

if you drink loads of booze or smoke loads of cigs

then youre ruining yourself quicker than ya think

i am the proof in my pudding

i am nearly sixty and age aint slowed me down one little bit

this is how i am doing it

you could follow my example because it obviously works

i am kicking ass and trying to unlock the inner mysteries of what i do

thats me

i got my problems too

i aint perfect yeah you know

i make mistakes and i do wrong things

i am angry and anxious and all the rest

a bit of a flake

but for sixty almost

i dont feel too fucking bad

in fact,

i feel pretty fucking good

do whatever y’all like

but what i do has sure worked out well for me

so far…..





66 Responses to “mind body spirit equals human being”

  1. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 12 January 2014 at 8:36 pm #

    Did I say it was good to see you the other night? Great ambiance and that aquatic thing was flowing through it all. Felt good after our brief exchange and handshake also because I could tell you felt good too. I always lived by the sea as a child, really miss it. I usually hate summer so I’ve done something about it this time and swum and gone out of my way to go to the beach a lot more. I avoided it for years, maybe it was all too hard with young kids of my own running around. I did take them sometimes and it was fun but not always very relaxing! Hurt a muscle jumping with a cramp one ballet lesson late last year and the swimming and sand have been doing it good as well as a foot (not dance related) injury. Now I’ve got a slightly sore shoulder but getting back into ballet again after the new year. I did yoga for a while after having kids. I recommend it although I didnt advance that far! If I could afford yoga and ballet I’d do both but I like the music part of ballet. I’m realising that doesn’t satisfy wanting to commune with nature these days so swimming satisfies that. Thanks for being an inspiration. I know you’re a bloke and i’m not but I will be even more middle aged than I already am this year. It’s good to know there’s another ‘mature’ person around who is musical, artistic and physical and doing well. Feeling like I’m at a crossroad where I can throw it all in or try and ‘thrive’ as your brother says. Even if it’s just in small ways… it takes dedication to be (a bit, in my case) fit at this age but it’s worth it. Feeling better than I did this time last year and have hardly eaten any meat. Less and less meat as time goes by. None for months and months. I don’t miss it either.

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    andy | 12 January 2014 at 8:44 pm #

    this advice sounds like a real no-brainer to me!
    great to hear you all fired up………
    just started our new record in earnest last night, so i’m buzzing too.

  3. Jmb066
    Jmb066 | 12 January 2014 at 10:11 pm #

    Sounds like you are healthy, wealthy and wise.

    Health, you turned me on to yoga years ago, my wife and I both do it now and feel all the better for it. We are also mostly vegetarian, my wife gives in sometimes.

    Wealth is more than money and I know you know that, hell we all would like some more of the cash, however your wealth of knowledge and worldly expierinces make you wealthy indeed, thanks for always sharing.

    Wise beyond your years, you have opened my mind to so many new things through your music, poetry and art.

    So simply thank you, looking forward to your next 60 years.

  4. avatar
    David duchow | 12 January 2014 at 11:49 pm #

    good on you… and all that you do

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    Moloch | 13 January 2014 at 8:28 am #

    Rather see someone on dope than on alcohol. Never seen a bar or street brawl started by dope smokers. also never seen anyone being creative (dangerous, perhaps!) after drink. Sk, I think your post more than covers it! Keep up the good work & look forward to your next album.

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 13 January 2014 at 9:30 am #

      thanks mate!

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 13 January 2014 at 11:51 am #

      Perhaps if those who play with powers of darkness stopped manipulating the fights and aggression in the first place there wouldn’t be such a high incidence of violence.

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      Anonymous | 15 January 2014 at 2:00 am #

      Hmmm. Alcohol means aggro, dope means peace used to be heard a lot in the UK – but that was back when dope was primarily smoked by middle class people not given to street violence in the first place.
      This has changed totally since Blunkett effectively decriminalised cannabis in 2003. 7 out of 10 violent crimes in the UK are now committed by people who test positive for dope.
      Dope smoking students – not much violent crime. Dope smoking scumbags – shitloads of violent crime.
      But dope clearly doesn’t do anything to diminish the violent impulses of these scrotes.

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        thetimebeing | 15 January 2014 at 9:10 am #

        fair enough

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        Anonymous | 18 January 2014 at 6:49 am #

        Back in 80s/90s lots of people too hi on other drugs would smoke pot to take the edge off their come downs… And it seemed even w/their attempts to buffer their nastiness w the pot , it was the other drugs and too much of those that made them aggressive aholes, not the smoke… Dunno, maybe It’s still like that, the snorted and the popped and the shot up and the swallowed was what made them mean. The pot was just in there too trying to fix the too much… I always thought they were sadly mistaken financially… If they were going to do all that stuff, why waste money doing so much that you need something else to mellow? Kind of idiotic in theory. same today?

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          Anonymous | 20 January 2014 at 8:25 pm #

          Dunno, man. 25 years ago, these scrotes were the kind of shitbags who hated dope smokers and went round kicking the fuck out of em for being ‘hippies’ or, worse, ‘student’s. Their modern equivalents still kick the shit out of people but the difference is that they smoke dope too now, so use a different excuse; ’emo’, ‘goth’, ‘baldie’ – anything really. Guess the main point is that the dope hasn’t made em any more placid, so the old argument that alcohol fuelled violence and dope calmed it down just ain’t true.

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    danny | 14 January 2014 at 2:27 am #

    Here in the States weed is seen as a “gateway” drug…which is mostly media driven hype…we simply don’t have an European attitude towards it…however….things are changing…Washington and Colorado are prime examples of States exercising their freedoms…and being able to cultivate it, dispense it, and ultimately tax it…

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      thetimebeing | 14 January 2014 at 11:06 am #

      at long fucking last!

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        Anonymous | 21 January 2014 at 12:30 am #

        Smoking marijuana is “not something I encourage, and I’ve told my kids I think it’s a bad idea, a waste of time, not very healthy,”

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          Anonymous | 23 January 2014 at 7:21 am #

          I agree. I dont like it either. But I accept many of my friends smoke it in its many forms for many reasons. Love them anyway.

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 14 January 2014 at 4:46 pm #

      Surely SK’s proof that it IS a gateway drug, though?

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    DavidP | 14 January 2014 at 1:07 pm #

    Not sure exactly what you had in mind when saying to cater to all 3.
    I know as humans we can say we swing between serving one or the other but angel and beast are mutually exclusive I think and isn’t catering to beast the source of all the world’s problems? Isn’t your yoga and artistic pursuits all about reaching for something higher?

    I commend you on your healthy lifestyle. I wonder though about how healthy it is to swim in the pacific ocean these days with the aftermath of Fukushima, I’ve been put off swimming in the ocean these days due to that. Not sure what to believe between the main stream media and alternative media.

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 15 January 2014 at 9:11 am #

      the beast still needs catering to, doesnt it?

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        DavidP | 15 January 2014 at 9:49 am #

        sure it wants catering to yes
        but what kind of planet do we want?
        which way do we want to go?
        all the ancient myths and legends and parables are about defeating the beast in order to transform for the better
        why feed the beast?
        do we want to be anger, greed, pride, gluttony, sloth, lust, jealousy?
        or do we want to be only love?
        if we want to be the later, what does it take then when elements of the former constantly try to assert themselves and feed on our energy?
        it takes awareness, self-observation and prayer moment to moment, an inner war

        • avatar
          Sam Mayfair | 15 January 2014 at 3:40 pm #

          not all beasts are beastly though davey p!

          • avatar
            DavidP | 15 January 2014 at 3:49 pm #

            ok Samo!
            but I not sure which ones aren’t

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        Anonymous | 15 January 2014 at 11:40 pm #

        Steve once said he was interested in the highest art and the lowest sleaze, not the tedium in between. The Appollonian and the Dionysiac. Guess that’s what he’s getting at here. The trick is to find the right balance between the two?

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          DavidP | 20 January 2014 at 11:48 am #

          I see, thanks for that
          not sure how one can truly develop one without excluding the other

  8. avatar
    Cocoamo | 14 January 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    Ah – Good advice, Obi Wan!

    You ride a unicycle?

    Anyone looking for more evidence to eschew meat should research TMAO.

    Live long and prosper.

    Your also almost vegan Friend in Pennsylvania
    (Now in Cocoa Beach)

  9. avatar
    M E M | 15 January 2014 at 10:27 am #

    AMEN to that. The keys to the kingdom are always in your hand. ‘Vice and Virtue’ is an interesting topic of discusion… OX MEM

  10. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 15 January 2014 at 3:07 pm #

    I love SK and he is as talented as any Beatle. Conversely, he is a vegetarian/vegan for health reasons. More important reasons for being vegan are to reduce cruelty to animals, global warming, deforestation, air, water and land pollution, the preservation of ecosytems, biodiversity and the salvation of planet earth. We must be altruistic vegans and vegetarians. I dont care if a vegan is fit or fat. Vegans are morally and environmentally right and thats what matters.

    • avatar
      Pete Best's Drum Key | 15 January 2014 at 11:44 pm #

      He’s a fuck of a lot more talented than any Beatle, I sez.
      More good songs on Heyday alone than the whole of the Beatles’ back catalogue. True.
      Although, I love church and detest the fucken Beatles, so I’m not the most objective on this one.

      Anyway, less about the dope, more about the yoga!

  11. avatar
    David R | 15 January 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    What can I say – get that distance up over 2klm a couple of times a week !

    • avatar
      Andrew R | 19 January 2014 at 8:50 pm #

      He is right about the yoga bro. Perhaps his next you tube video will be a yoga lesson for you!

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    Chris | 15 January 2014 at 8:35 pm #

    ….angel man beast….spirit being mortal animal….right on sk….we are spiritual beings made for eternity encased in mortal flesh with reptilian brains and amygdalas for a time…the key journey is to wake up to and discern the spiritual element of our self that is trying to teach the mortal self some key lessons and prevent the reptile brain from dominating ie. engaging in senseless pointless violence. To me, listening to your music ignites and feeds the spiritual self, elevates and eulogises the mortal self and calms and tames the beastly reptilian self, while encouraging it to be embraced rather than feared. I dig my sexual urges and appetites and my love of Thai food, but I long for that angelic flight into eternity/heaven as well, which will mean leaving my mortal flesh behind. As Cat said, Lord my body has been a good friend, but I won’t need it when I reach the end. Rock on sk…into your 60’s and beyond…and yoga helped save my life…the child is still one of the best prayer positions and centuries of Hindu wisdom is all here in it! Pax!

  13. avatar
    Chris | 15 January 2014 at 8:57 pm #

    p.s. the next The Church album is going to be one of your best yet…rich, mature and celestial…I can’t wait till its finished!

  14. avatar
    jason oats | 15 January 2014 at 9:49 pm #

    Great shot. Nice read.

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    Kohl Ette | 16 January 2014 at 6:52 am #

    The concept of understanding deepens and deepens
    yes it depends on many things
    I’m sure you get it
    I’m sure we get it
    as well as can be expected.
    Unless, but then any notion,
    motion, emotion of love
    must trust in itself
    rather than fear delusion
    I assume.
    Oh I could write of wishes
    so many to list
    but this is how it is
    this is how i am
    whatever we don’t know
    of eachother now
    must be another mystery
    which adds to y/our charisma.
    Yes the thought of Fukushima
    took a little edge off my swim today
    but still I went in.
    I must be turning Japanese
    in my need for certain rituals.
    Fuk it I’ll die of something
    maybe I already am
    but I felt better already for
    the taste of salt
    the buoyancy
    the gentle resistance of ocean
    against limbs.
    So for all I know
    I will probably go

  16. avatar
    John Garratt | 16 January 2014 at 11:24 am #

    Wow. What does it feel like to have that much confidence?

  17. Kraig
    Kraig | 17 January 2014 at 6:59 am #

    FYI your contact page is not working so i will post here:

    Steve, Sam, or Raj

    I wanted to say THANK YOU for shipping the two CD’s again (KK Commisioned songs CD & Kilbey & Hoffmenn CD)…they finally arrived 3 months after ordering in Nov 2013! Thanks so much for re-sending them and just writing to let you know that i recieved the package last week all safe and sound! I really enjoy listening to the KK Commissioned songs CD and quite frankly wished i had commissioned a song back then! The sound so refreshing!

    PS. Steve, Keep Token & I ain’t Joken!

    Big Cheeers!

  18. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 17 January 2014 at 10:39 am #

    Yes sah. ah, well suppose in straw hats and shades? but I either need new glasses or feeling viral. seeing double too.

  19. avatar
    redgrevillea | 20 January 2014 at 10:02 am #

    You once said ‘Never grow up’ – that stayed with me. the advantage of getting older is acquiring a bit of wisdom, self-knowledge etc, an acceptance of responsibility, but one doesn’t need to become all crusty and sapped of vitality to get there. Eat well, be healthy, and stay young!

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      veleska1970 | 22 January 2014 at 12:14 pm #


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      Anonymous | 23 January 2014 at 7:27 am #

      Read a white t-shirt the other day. ‘Never grow up its a trap’

  20. avatar
    John Garratt | 20 January 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    “ive written 780 registered songs and all of em involved dope”

    Some day, just for fun, write one that doesn’t involve it. We’ll see if we can spot the difference.

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      thetimebeing | 20 January 2014 at 8:16 pm #

      it wouldnt be fun

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        A misanthrope speaks... | 21 January 2014 at 8:41 pm #

        Fun for me is sitting alone, in silence, looking at the wall.
        Die, longpigs, die!

  21. avatar
    danny | 21 January 2014 at 2:04 am #

    Anybody aware of any FM quality broadcasts during Starfish/Gold Afternoon Fix era?

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 21 January 2014 at 11:39 am #

      The NY 88 broadcast is all u need.

  22. avatar
    hellbound heart | 21 January 2014 at 10:47 am #

    in the end all you can hope for is your health and happiness, I suppose…..quality of life….my dad is fast losing his quality of life due to his Alzheimer’s and his health is declining as well…..through all the heartache it kind of puts things in perspective…..things that are important…
    asked my family quack about Alzheimer’s and he said it’s not so much genetic as due to factors such as blood pressure, cholesterol, heavy drinking and smoking (which he did both from his teen years), so it sounds like a large part of it could have been preventable….
    please everyone, take care of yourselves……
    love always

  23. avatar
    hangman dawn | 21 January 2014 at 4:03 pm #

    the Navy Pier show June 1990 Chicago

  24. avatar
    cb | 22 January 2014 at 9:27 am #

    780 registered songs!!!
    I’d love to see the list to see what I’m missing from my collection.

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    Kohl Ette | 22 January 2014 at 1:51 pm #

    Noahs berries nor salvosdores

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    weedkook | 22 January 2014 at 7:08 pm #

    I went to 91 Albion St.Its been totally renovated !!Nothing left of the terrace Steve lived in.I went to1 Longdown St Newtown (where Jeremy Oxley wrote”alone with you” etc.) It was the only house in the street thats been pulled down!! Both these places should not only be left as is, they should have plaques saying “this is where one of this countries greatest singer/songwriters resided”. This country only cares about people who can swim fast ,run fast etc. When will Australia evolve? End of rant…thank you & goodnight.

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 23 January 2014 at 7:18 am #

      One of my all time favourites from The Sunnyboys. Perhaps it is my favourite from the TSB. One of three songs in the world that will get me up dancing without booze in public .

  27. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 23 January 2014 at 10:22 am #

    got to hang up but I’m a happy woe man

  28. avatar
    crimson | 25 January 2014 at 8:48 am #

    I love this assessment of what’s working for you and the wisdom you shared here! It gave me a smile. Right on Mr. Kilbey!

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    Kohl Ette | 1 February 2014 at 9:19 pm #

    Actually I am thinking about taking up yoga again. After a couple of injuries last year, I might cut back some of the dancing. Maybe I’m just too old for learning pointe. It has been fun but I have some tendonitis which isn’t fun. Could you recommend a good yoga teacher or school? I used to do yoga on the south coast. I haven’t done it (apart from ‘Body Balance’ which i got a bit bored with) in Sydney… I don’t really know who else to ask esp since I have been hanging round ballet dancers. My daughter is being taught yoga for the first time this year so maybe she can help me too…

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      thetimebeing | 1 February 2014 at 9:35 pm #


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        Kohl Ette | 1 February 2014 at 11:19 pm #

        thank you!

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        Kohl Ette | 18 February 2014 at 10:43 pm #

        Found iyengar school…. class is ashtanga. I need to read more about different branches so to speak. Anyway, great class. Did it after swim last week. Worked next day and felt great apart from twinge in lower back. Hope to get stronger. Did same today and wondering how ballet will go tomorrow as follow up?! Thanks for inspiration and info! Decided the $20 is worthwhile.

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    Kohl Ette | 25 March 2014 at 11:05 am #

    Dear sk, I have done quite a few sessions of Yoga now. A few beginners classes (the teacher said she thought I had done some yoga before) and some open classes they have on sunday with an opening and closing prayer. Really liked going. I was planning on going tonight but am leaving the country this week… so lots I should be doing and not sure if I will make the class. Ironically, because it would probably be very good for me to go tonight. I may yet make it! Anyway, wish me luck. I am taking a child away with me who has been asked to participate in an international ballet thing. Feeling excited and a bit overwhelmed!

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