posted on April 22, 2008 at 1:22 am

despite whatever i said before
im doing the tv show
why not
with my new “one size fits all” persona
my startlingly youthful pizazz for an old geezer
(yoga n veganism)
with humour back on the agenda
with reintroducing myself
as avuncular smart dashing venerable idiot
refugee from the rocknroll wars
trippy stupid eccentric bopping fool
or whatever
a washed up ninny hoping for exposure
who can pinpoint the myriad causes that precipitate an event?
im fuckin’ art-ic-u-late too baby
now dont ya forget aint too many articulate rockers
maybe im too fuckin articulate for my own good
cos im not the dumb savage type at all
but perhaps need more of that for balance
i went to rehearsal
everybodies lovely
everybodies relaxed
the band are very nice
actually theyre very good
the cream i mutter as i greet them
one guy oscillates between guitar n keys so easily
like speaking two languages at once
he sits there nursing the guitar and playing the keys
back n forth in one song
the bass n drums are immaculate in precision n professionalism
a quality i used to despise
but now i start to appreciate it
theyre friendly geezers
we do my song
they do it nicely authentically
we run thru duet with the female guest
which she chose
a song of grants
not my first choice
but hey im easy going and it sounded ok
so im happy
everybody from tv show is very nice
i know it would be a better read if i was throwing a tanty
but i didnt
rehearsal was smooth sailing
im a vintage performer now
my origins are lost in the mists of time
i come on n do this 27 year old song
its just like the trees outside the window
there he is
some old white bearded fella
still quite trim despite the years
hes on the quiz show
hes singing his song
hes genial n relaxed n approachable
like any 53 year old should be
i write these words for myself
trying to understand who i am
what i do
how i can do it better
ive blown my mystique i know
years ago
in so many ways
i am now operating mystiqueless
unless you think my formidable abilities
is mystique in itself
or even just a silly sod
having ‘imself on
a temporary blip
nothing special
still anxious to do a good job though
still wanna sing n be funny n make em want more
isnt that what im sposed to do?
i believe i can do any showbiz thing now
magic tricks
diving off bridges
disappearing into thin air
im gonna be alright
i handle all terrain now
ive just done an hour of yoga n chi gong
im gonna go for walky
im gonna meet my daughters who are down here
at 730 i’ll hit that stage
dazzlingly suave groovy rococco urbane mishmash of coolness
belting out the hits
and making the people chuckle
is that as noble an ambition as transcendence thru art?
maybe not….
but it is an exercise
in doing what you do do well
working within a given framework
and getting the most out
while putting the most in
and making it look easy
right on!

30 Responses to “missed teak”

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    Hellbound Heart | 22 April 2008 at 2:09 am #

    well, here’s one little black duck that’ll be stapled to the tv come 7:30 tonight…
    i just left a message thingy for your last blog but there was something so unbelievable that i experienced yesterday that i’ll repeat it again…a doof-doof version of UTMW that i heard…what the?!…i didn’t quite know what to think…
    love always…

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    Celticat | 22 April 2008 at 2:20 am #



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    Richard | 22 April 2008 at 2:27 am #

    make em larf, make em larf!

    (for those who are squealing excitedly, sit tight… judging by the Rockwiz website, we might be waiting ’til October for the new series to air)

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    veleska1970 | 22 April 2008 at 2:28 am #

    “a temporary blip
    nothing special”
    like hell!!!!!! i’m glad you’re being sarcastic here. (you are, aren’t you??)

    steve, there isn’t anything you can’t do. and you will always do it well.
    “dazzlingly suave groovy rococco urbane mishmash of coolness
    belting out the hits”
    i love this. ingenius!!

    i wish i could see the show. hopefully someone can tape it and youtube it. (hint hint hint….wink wink nudge nudge)

    enjoy yourself this evening.

    lotza love….

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    princey | 22 April 2008 at 2:53 am #

    There’ll be a couple of familiar fiendsss cheering for ya tonight sk, I promise we’ll laugh at ALL your jokes too ok! I can’t wait!!!

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    the dean | 22 April 2008 at 3:23 am #

    You’ll be great, it’s a very snappy show.
    If you saw Chris Bailey on there you’ll have nothing to fear. He was out of it.

  7. avatar
    steve kilbey | 22 April 2008 at 6:06 am #

    wont air for 6 months!

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    davem | 22 April 2008 at 6:27 am #

    6 months??? I could have had my baby by then!!

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    davem | 22 April 2008 at 6:28 am #

    Not that I’m pregnant.

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    ...being here, doing this... | 22 April 2008 at 6:51 am #

    steve kilbey said…
    wont air for 6 months!

    the space between!

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    mahatma kane jeeves | 22 April 2008 at 7:05 am #

    um, what is the programme called anyone?

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    ...being here, doing this... | 22 April 2008 at 7:26 am #

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    Melby Symon | 22 April 2008 at 7:46 am #

    Best of British to you Steve…we know that you’ll put in a blinder!

    6 months you say…you’ve gotta give us advance notice when it’s on cos TV scheduling aint my strong suit.


    Melby Symon

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    mahatma kane jeeves | 22 April 2008 at 7:54 am #


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    cloudburst.adrift | 22 April 2008 at 7:58 am #

    Ah – I wish I could see it! Back in the UK now and missing much aussieness.. but at least I have my memories of Lizottes! What a truly wonderful night – thanks Steve…

    And who you kiddin, pal? You make it all look easy! If you didn’t write about the nerves and insecurities here we’d never be able to tell. Of course you’ll slay ’em Steve, that’s a given. Besides, you saying it just went OK is like Michelangelo saying the Mona Lisa needs a bit more colour! 🙂

    much love & respect to you janexx

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    Lebrinho | 22 April 2008 at 8:04 am #

    Feel free to look like King Lear; your singing voice is intact and pure Kilbey.

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    Hellbound Heart | 22 April 2008 at 8:16 am #

    buggerbuggerbuggerbuggerbugger… six months you say…you are such a teeaaase that you put any female to shame…after all, females are supposed to be supreme at the art of the tease but i think you’ve got it down pat, old boy…just wait until i get my hands on you buddy…
    love always…

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    linjo | 22 April 2008 at 9:09 am #

    oh I get a good laugh, “my new one size fits all persona” go baybee! expose yourself to all who wish to see. Bring on the gold logie! Linda x

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    lenny | 22 April 2008 at 10:49 am #

    The Church are number 38 on “50 greatest one Hit-wonders” courtesy of

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    Ethereal Butterfly | 22 April 2008 at 11:32 am #

    This is fantastic news SK! Great to know you are becoming nationally PR Savvy!! Here’s hoping it is the beginning of the universe returning much reward for you, the crunchies & your family for all of the beautiful music & joy you have put out there……
    See you on Spicks & Specks next?
    God bless,

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    ghost of xavier cross | 22 April 2008 at 1:03 pm #

    SK–Your mystique is timeless, so don’t worry. Your honesty makes it so. Far too many people try to live life based upon a specific “persona”–I find that to be completely boring. Anyone who is actively engaged in the “process” of living is always worthwhile. Enjoy your daughters! Enjoy the show! Shine on…
    Daniel Regelbrugge

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    golden thorn in my paw | 22 April 2008 at 1:06 pm #

    good to get the most out of this here life people dig your stuff

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    veleska1970 | 22 April 2008 at 1:09 pm #

    “wont air for 6 months!”
    but us states-side folks still won’t be able to see it. :*(

  24. avatar
    CSTCoach | 22 April 2008 at 1:30 pm #

    Knock em dead, druid!

  25. avatar
    Cee | 22 April 2008 at 2:07 pm #

    Just as long as the next step isn’t hosting Entertainment Tonight, k?

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    Brien Comerford | 22 April 2008 at 2:28 pm #

    Great news. The Arias must be next!!!!!!!!!!

  27. avatar
    MEM | 22 April 2008 at 3:11 pm #

    The law of gravity is nonsense.
    No such law exists.
    If I think I float…
    and you think I float…
    then it happens.

    I understand how.
    I don’t understand why.
    I’m hungry.

    They say that time heals all things
    They say you can always forget
    But the smiles and the tears
    across the years
    they twist my heartstrings yet.

    She’s beautiful.

    It’s her style of beauty.

    The future is hers.

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    Jen Jewel Brown | 23 April 2008 at 1:14 pm #

    OK I was there and I can report that Rockwiz a la Kilb, filmed at the Espy aka the Eslanade Hotel, long-lived a la rococco a la moderne venue de rocque on the Esplanade, St Kilda beach, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia was funny, fine and musically piquante.
    A very rowdy crowd hollered long and loud when they realised that Steve was the mystery male guest, and after all the performances, and the female guest possibly is supposed to remain secret but she is a real find – young and gifted alright. The Squire was extremely impressive in his Rock Brain of the Universe guise and the duet at the end was very moving. There was a distinct Triffids/Church/Go-Betweens miasma to the bent of the thing – people have been paying attention.

    Wish you were all there – maybe some of you were.

    x Jen

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    Jen Jewel Brown | 23 April 2008 at 1:19 pm #

    Oh yeah – and yes please Steve, your own TV show! You’re a born host. The ABC is the right place I think – perhaps you’d drag on some new talent and ‘interview’ them as well as play clips and get live performances back on Aus TV? Use any damn persona you like. For heaven’s sake we need more dress-ups, more fun personas. But a regular show – would that be ‘joining the straights’? How about late Friday night?

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    CSTCoach | 23 April 2008 at 3:04 pm #

    Thanks for the play by play jen! 🙂

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