posted on November 26, 2015 at 11:48 am
i will flame on for you

i will flame on for you

its 100 degrees outside and inside

this world with all its incredible lies

humanity with all its incredible cruelties

i feel like its all coming down on me

nothing can change while this system is in place

it hurts to see what they are doing

but fuck this fever feels like i’m on a bad trip man

this fucking heat this fucking sickness this fucking world

all this ratbag scum killing everything and everyone

we have enjoyed unsustainable privilege oh my friends

my stupid poetical mind loves to go haywire so i rage on

in the silence of my messy flat and my ringing ears

only one thing left and thats the sea

i will pull on my crumpled shorts and an old tshirt

i will find my hat and my keys

and my mobile phone which i hate but fuck it

and drag a toothbrush over my piano teeth

and drag a brush over my march hair

and slosh some almond milk unsweetened down my throat

and finally breaking free of this flats orbit..

sail across carrington sail down dolphin

its one hundred fucking degrees!

what with the fever and the weed and the flowers

the beautiful trees that line our fair streets

their glorious leaves that bring to cool this arbour like street

after all these years i still dont feel comfortable in this kilbey mansuit

my allegiance is elsewhere

this is just a vehicle i drive somewhere

today to the ocean swimming pool

cut up and onto the bay road

where all the shops are cool under the awnings

while the ocean now so close sends lovely zephyrs up the street

oh man i might feel suddenly week

as i loiter around buying a fucking smoothie and a shot of wheat grass

my feet sweating out in my boots

under the hat i’m soaking wet too and quite delirious

sometimes i see right into peoples souls and sometimes they see right into mine

wow thats disturbing you gotta admit i say to myself

but i cant linger on nothing

i lose interest in everything in an enveloping emptiness

the shoppers and the teenyboppers and the crooks and the cops

man they all recede away

while my legs just keep walking walking walking

over arden st to the green billowing pulsating sea

its one hundred fucking degree

and i just dont fucking care

about any of it or any of ’em anymore

what a day what a life what a blog

ha ha




21 Responses to “more fever”

  1. avatar
    r.richiec | 26 November 2015 at 12:39 pm #

    Brilliant imagery Steve.
    Sorry you’re feeling the heat.
    I remember the locales you describe. I lived in Melrose pde clovelly in
    a semi close to the little beach. I can see all the places you describe
    in my minds eye if there is such a thing. Seems like an age ago.
    Rock on my man and go cool off in the briney.

  2. avatar
    Chris | 26 November 2015 at 12:44 pm #

    keep on walkin’ SK…the world needs authentic people and passionate gifted artists more than ever

  3. avatar
    Once | 26 November 2015 at 1:00 pm #

    Fucking love this.

  4. avatar
    kell | 26 November 2015 at 6:55 pm #

    The Earth is cool, too. Quiet valleys & gullies, places of oxygen & peace. Can u find them? The quiet Earth, will heal & speak to you….Earth codes not just water codes….thought it would be cooler up there by now. Bring on the cool, Kilbey. It’s been raining down here…thank God

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    kell | 26 November 2015 at 7:06 pm #

    The Earth is cool, too. Quiet valleys & gullies, places of oxygen & peace. Can u find them? The quiet Earth, will heal & speak to you….Earth codes not just water codes….thought it would be cooler up there by now. Bring on the cool, Kilbey. It’s been raining down here…thank God. Oh yeah, when’s the Frank Kearns project coming out?

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      thetimebeing | 26 November 2015 at 10:12 pm #

      frank kearns project is so good . i cant wait for it to be released
      love on you gee

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    GrahamT | 27 November 2015 at 9:28 am #

    So I’ve been a blog ‘lurker’ for many a year and finally decided to take the plunge. Get well soon Steve. I play The Church in the car most days on the kindergarten run with my daughter (just turned 4). Her favourite track? It’s ‘Roman’… or ‘the loud one with the drums’ as she calls it. She requests it every time. New generations of Kilbey fans being cultivated all the time, even in remote German villages…

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      thetimebeing | 27 November 2015 at 2:20 pm #

      yes thats excellent
      brainwash the kids with the church young
      it makes me happy graham

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    Deborah | 27 November 2015 at 5:02 pm #

    Oh I must a been wrong…the one thing that struck me was how comfortable you now appear in your mansuit..miss understood! Great blog…the sense of the heat the space ur inner self is in struggle with you n you just to get through the door the green cool from the trees while you wend your way through streets and not giving a fuck.

  8. avatar
    Steven Krut | 27 November 2015 at 8:47 pm #

    I guess all we can do is our tiny bit to try to make things better. Your music at least helps makes it more bearable. I’m encouraged by some of the attitudes I see in the younger generation. There is hope, I think.

    Do you like the recent Bowie songs, Steve? There were two that he attached to his recent greatest hits collection, “Sue” and “T’is a Pity She’s a Whore” and then the preview to his new album,”Blackstar.” I feel like he may have tapped into a fresh vein of creativity. Blackstar especially impresses me. For the longest time his music seemed filtered through and burdened by his legacy, but now these recent songs seem to me to be coming more directly from him, if that makes sense. Hopefully the rest of the new album will be up to the same standard.

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    crimson | 29 November 2015 at 12:54 pm #

    I just listened to FD on my new turntable. For me, nothing compares to the ritual and the format except being at the show. I just shelled out $100 for a 1992 German pressing of P=A. I will buy it again and every release in between if you ever decide to press the wax. The world is a mess. I am just here for the music, art and nature. In another universe I probably heard “go to earth” and listen to the music.

  10. avatar
    DavidP | 30 November 2015 at 5:32 pm #

    Don’t know what to say
    Except to say G’day
    To a feverish soul who’s burning
    All the bright long day
    But time is flying past
    Being you will not last
    Awaken treasure inside fast
    For consciousness everlast

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