Endless inspiration you have, eh? Every.single.day, Mr.Kilbey…no idea where you get the energy to keep this up.
Your trip is an inspiration, brother.
K…I'm outta here afore I kiss yer arse too much!
mo' king action please!!
Couer de Lion?
Endlessly entertaining, definitely.
Thank you for the iyengar yoga knowledge.
extolling a vibration on the plain of "just get on with it and be happy" vibe.
Oh the things that you could do on this blog with video…..gotta love the new technology. It takes it to a whole new element, what a treat for most of us. And I'm sure it will antagonize your naughty anon to no end; how entertaining.
There is something rather evilishly intriguing about seeing you at home; particularly when Robin-hooded. But I'm used to that, being Wiccan and seeing men in cloaks and tights quite frequently. SOmething rather Ian Andersonish about your look today, but he's a bit older.
I don't think you'll convince any of your true fans that you're old, mean, balding your anything else negative. You're a star baby….starfucker, starfucker, STAR! Bring on whatever you've got; it never gets old.
Hmmmmmm…glimpses into the SK mind. Actually, I found that video to be quite relaxing. There is a very sporofic quality to your voice. I feel like I could fall asleep like now. Let us see more, okay? This could get intresting.
This was a nice start, and from time to time it might be good. I'd like to see you tackle a single subject in a future video blog; that would be rather interesting.
If you do the "contribute to my PayPal" while spinning around, it could actually work. that rapid kitchen spin was zoomy.
yay for herbal tea. fruit teas are nice, too.
No wild animals? I thought Sweden was chock full of coyotes. Is that not correct?
perfect tonic…delighted with your candor.these snippets,rare gems i know ill revisit throughout..no onr offs ok plese doit again when it strikes ya . thanks …baal n zeus
i'm just catching up! Happy Anniversary to SK & NK – hurray!!
I like moving pictures, sure , why not.The mystery was lost long ago, yr book is open for all to read, …you can hear it if you listen closely.
this blog with (mostly) prose, a few pics and now vid is as valid and grovvy an art form as any other, ..I like yr combo of obscure, accessible, inscrutable and mundane , do whatever, it’s all groovy.
That soy yougurt looked yum &
Oh, I think there is one thing about you that people often forget.—That you have a sense of humour and love the absurd (OK that's 2 things, whatever).
Hey, I don't know you, but I love that thing that you do.
loved your blog today steve, you should do the videos more often, i love listening to your voice, and watching you on here, you are so relaxing to listen to, u are very funny too, just start doing the blogs like this with the videos and give you sweet fingers a break lol.
first few minutes, sheer brilliance.after that, not so much.nice try though…
"lets have a walk around this place – see what we can see"
can't wait to get home and do the same
!!!love it steve!!!
when I was a single 'artist' I was my own subject quite often…this led to a series of photographs that I titled: "some people spend too much time alone."
it was especially revealing, albeit somewhat self indulgent.
your 'movie' reminded me of that particular time of my life–'nobody around but me, I'm slightly bored, why not make use of this time creatively?'
great stuff! looking forward to seeing/hearing more!
was stockholm designed by ikea?kitchen spin was cool….you nearly cracked a smile at one point.
princey….that's damo suzuki!shall i change it to one of me 'n steve?
"Maybe I'll get one tooth done and spend the rest on drugs." I'm still laughing and I can't stop! Curse you, curse you, my body aches from laughing and it's all your fault! Sweet Jesus you are funny. And menacing. A perfect combination. A murder in the flats…nice touch. King Richard, pshaw, get ye out of my kingdom. His brother and my ancient ancestor John was the best of all the kings.
Hmmmm. Clearly pot is readily available in Sweden. I suspect Tim-Tams may be harder to come by…
you were channeling rolf harris
Your words have enraptured us for years and now we get to see and hear the man behind the myth.
I could watch you all day sir Lionheart! Priest finally equals Aura.
Thanks for sharing Killer! More!
My router (ooh err missus) is so shite I can't watch vids etc for more than 30 seconds before it freezes. So this could be up amongst your finest works Killer, but I'll never know!Same for your Damo thing Andy. I must invest in something better.
SteveLove the humour in your wordsalways have
Delivery of your dry humour on video is just that much better than text on paper
Just do what you likebit of everything
Your voice is exactly the same as I heard it on interviews back in the 80s. It looks weird hearing the same voice coming out of an old man's face.
(laughing)I’m gonna watch that again 😀
to weird for me only I am allowed to be that weird you should get into walking by shops and checking out the women then phoneing from a pay phone then haevy breathing. its not art but it sure gives you the rush and the guilt that we all crave/fear and are repelleed by….namaste…oh the corruction the lower shakras the base of the base..oh my giddy liberal sensibilites..what shall i do..beg forgivnes from the god of political correctnes for even thinking such a thought..
You cannot get Tim-Tams in Europe -Penguins are the nearest equivalent but they are strangely not as good as Tim-Tams.
I have watched the video 3 times already this morning, only one problem, I don't seem to be able to watch and breathe at the same time!
kinda like Marlon Brando, "last tango in stockholm"
For some reason the first minute or so made me think of the mysterious Mimesis.
Very funny! You need to insert some subliminal frames into the movies asking for contributions!
They used to do that in the Drive In movies. 1000 frames then a picture and the words "I'm Hungry…I need some Pop Corn"Another thousand frames then one "I'm thirsty I need a Coke" and a picture of an Ice Cold cup of Coke.
A thousand frames then "I'm needy, I need the entire Church Catalog”Another thousand and a picture of Painkiller “I’m still needy I need the Painkiller Album….No I just need to send Kilbey my next paycheck”.
That was unexpected, cool and fun 🙂 More would be good! And for those who think it pierces the veil of mystery too much, well, they don't HAVE to read it, do they?
Thanks for the movie Steve!
go to that room you showed us
find that camera you have
read the getting started bit of the manual
fill up a tape
and let's see what we can turn it into
Very Funny!You should put some subliminal messages in your movies now.
They used to do this at the Drive In Movies and on TV.
After the first 1000 or so frames they would insert one frame with a picture of delicious Pop Corn with the words "I am so hungry for that delicious buttery Pop corn".
You could have a picture of say Painkiller and “I am needy…..I need to buy Painkiller”.
You could go another thousand frames and show a picture of yourself and the family dressed in rags and the word “I must send Kilbey my next paycheck”.
You could continue the process for every album in The Church Catalog and for you solo recordings.
I’m not sure if it’s legal but I think McDonalds does it. Pure Love baby! My kid used to get the shakes for McDonald’s how else could they do it?
Will you take requests? A song would be nice… yes, a song.
but… where are all the Swedes ???
I half expected one to rush up and nick your laptop…..
He's mad I tell you, MAAD!!
That was great.
Just to share with the fiends, my friend Ben caught the Church in Virginia. He busted my balls for not taking in this tour. He wrote me the following morning:
"OK, so not to rub it in or anything, but you missed quite the perfomance last night. Every bit as good as the House of Blues show in Chicago a few years back, and maybe better. Fifth show in a row, but you wouldn't know it–lots of energy and they sounded great. Kilbey sounded as good as I've ever heard him, and he even busted out some Girl From Ipanema with Peter. Tim Powels is a hell of a drummer, and you know I don't give out praise like that lightly. Marty was…well, Marty. But with a big scary beard.
Really varied setlist too…some new stuff, some oldies, but the old stuff sounded fresh and invigorating.
Some highlights as I can recall them:
Tantallized (when has this song not sounded good?)BlockOperrata (maybe my favorite off the new album)Hotel WombPangeaReptileAlmost With YouNorth South East West
They ended by saying that we'd see them next time…so here's hoping."
Dood, now if you just learn how to use your IMovie, you'll be UNSTOPPABLE!
fucking hilarious!!! "I'm a weird guy…" This made my week! best–Dannis
Yes, I like your voice and your accent.
And your little hypnotic paypay scene is starting to take effect … slowly. Please be patient with me, I'll get there.
Thanks, Steve, you gave me my first laugh for the day!
P.S. Yes, you are weird … in a good way.
Last week at a wedding in Greece I met 6 Australians, aged 21-58, none of whom had heard of The Church. They've added me as their friend on Facebook and said they'd check out some of The Church videos I've posted.I've just posted the lovely KEXP live version of Pangea. Let's all spread the word, fiends!
Steve, I think your next album should just be you talking! Your voice has such a calming, trance inducing effect on me and it appears others. I'm convinced you could hypnotize me into robbing a bank or something…Hypnotist career awaits you? The talking album is Low budget too and you'd break into a new market of fans…I guess it would fall into some category of self help, relaxation, meditation vs ambient/experimental 😉 You keep us on our toes and we love it, screw the critics who can't get anyone to read their blogs…oh and if you're worried about hair loss, get a prescription for Propecia, 1 pill a day locks down what you have and gets a bunch of regrowth! Worked for me.
How delightful was that?Read us a poem or story Esteban it would be like a warm embrace.Ceexox
LOVED the kitchen spinner-roo. and i love your voice. it's so soothing and peaceful. more vids, please!!
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Very old, very evil, very funny, very strange, very kool!!!!
I saw this video about some rocker who lived near Stockholm. In a beautiful flat near a garden with a gnome.
I fell asleep before it was over, I must have dreamt of the end.
I feel as if I stole that from someone vaguely familiar. Maybe even the hooded-thespian with the devil's beard in the video. But I can't quite place it. This person seems vaguely familiar. Perhaps the chipped tooth and accent are combined in some way to make the words nearly indecipherable to me. I'll wait until the sequel to see if it becomes clearer.
OK I liked the video. You are definitely wierd, but in a genius artsy-higher-level-of-consiousness way. I am becoming addicted to your blog– always different, entertaining, and extremely cool because you are so honest, and sometimes so raw. I love how your mind works! As for your nose, ears, etc. I don't see what you're talking about– I see a perfectly balanced beautiful face. Not sure how you, with all of your incredible thoughts, talent, creativity, success, handsomeness, and true love of your family can let what some anonymous turd says about you bother you –at all! You are one of the few TRUE geniuses in our world. (John Lennon was too) I don't know what I'd do if I had even 1/4 of your talent! By the way- and not that it really matters- I have an ivy league degree, and a great career in my field, but if I could write like you can, and sing with a voice as gorgeous as yours~~God!! When I listen to your lyrics, I just think to myself: How does he come up with this? How can you just write song after song with the most beautiful words? And in your blog from the other day you said they come to you so easily…like I'd write a grocery list. Well, like I said you are a true genius Steve Kilbey. I could go blubbering on and on about your amazing-ness but I'll shut up now and just say THANK YOU. Really, Thanks so much Steve– What you do, adds beauty to our lives.xo.
Yep. You're a weird guy alright.
Could I perhaps request more elves? You're in the right neck of the woods for some good elf action.
v(just over mountains and the north sea, in albion)
When I was still in high school… I once saw a video of a ballet performance in a gymnasium full of stuff… I don't recall what the event was for… the music to the ballet was so familiar but took me a few minutes before I realized it was "the Dawn Poems"- guess I never expected to run into your music in a place like that…This piece of memory has nothing and something to do with your diary… randomlessness…
Awesome! Love it!
the video thing has potential but like most movies the book is generally better.
hypnotising the paypal out of us is works as a concept.
perhaps you could stage a interblogg holdup, demanding money with menace kilbey bilbey style.
grr….can't hear a thing and can't lipread…grrr
Creepy.Eeerie.Anybody live there besides you?
Weird, I feel like I’ve been sitting in a lil’ box and I have a strange compulsion to contribute to TTB PayPal. Hmmm……
even though i personally havenever had the goodfortune to stand beside you,to look into your eyes,feel my own ineptitude, myown lack of words, a chill in mystomach drawing me near, the absent sense of balance,the exchange of a few words, a longing to stay but unwillingness to contribute to the chaos, the confusion, the exhaustion surrounding you,felt the pain of walking awayknowing continents soondivide us again, only thisveneer of virtualityto find you…
…i feel as thoughi have
Am guessing yer ex-wife might be ready for you to move it along.
Oh shit…WATCH OUT!! Yet another realm, eh? That was hilarious!! Keep 'em coming! Videos are good. Weird though…I have a strong urge to hit that PayPal button. Hmmm…
Good to see ya in action. 🙂Cheers, mah bruddah.
I like it! I like the pics too. Adds another dimension to your blog. And it was so much fun to watch. 🙂
SK, fantastic! All the girls in the office were wondering WTF Old Johhny was watching first thing this morning with the weird commentary. Loved the new format. How about some slapstick?
Oh god sk, you creeped me out at a few points, but made me laugh too. The swivel chair effect and paypal hypnotising scene are a crack-up!But sk lost for words??? who would have thunk it:))
Hope to see more sk unplugged soon.
absolutely hilarious! from "you can see out the window that its sweden" to the part about getting one tooth fixed, you had me and the mr. in stitches! bravo! i dig the new format.
i've also really enjoyed the still pix that you've been posting lately. nice to catch a glimpse of the person and not just the artist. and what a lovely family ya've got!!
xxx – joanna satana
Hands down the strangest 8 minutes and 14 seconds I've spent in my life…like a demonic episode of Play School meets Twin Peaks…expected to find corpses in the sand pit…possibly the first ever Gothic Organic Herbal Satanic spruik in the history of short film…genre? Ikea Gothic maybe…
thank you so much for being so very reliably silly in this ridiculously cruel world
hey steve shayne c. from n.z here. your see how old/evil i am comment cracked me up. thank you for my lunchtime laugh. hopefully i will see you soon…
i love iti never tire of your beingfor the time, that is[drum roll, cymbal crash](guffaw, guffaw, chortle, snort)
music and inspiration
still mysterious 🙂
a great glimpse of youyou are indeedquite cleverand most charmingwith that classic touchof cynicismlove it…
bet you cant wait to get homesafe travels hum…..xx
y'know, i was just thinking that with your dulcet voice you could be a late-night radio announcer….'helloo, all, killa here with all the songs that are gone from the charts but not from our hearts…..'
nice.. took almost 2 hours to load on my crap connection but was worth it. Silly and sarcastic. Here's my unwanted advice like it or not. Play us a song sometime. I'd donate if i had any money. someday i will
Kilbey, you ask you’re readers to define you…. Its hard to define, ones self…(period.) you wrote a lot of songs that I love… It’s already yesterday… so… there’s no reason.. to be sad…an after everything now this… But I can’t give you a dime friend… I’m the starving artist in the window… I’m the way gone wanderer, in yer rear view mirror, I’m 40 that looks 30… I drink too much @ 3:30am… Eye stop my-self from ranting to-much on your territory. as far as movies go… I’m no critic…
nice flick, reminds me of an old episode from goldfish (jokes magic & souvenirs)…Jonny
arise in the momentin all your quicknessthen pausing in thought or enchantmentin the stillness of the sunto you I belong however sand may wear me away
and crouched low and heavy in timeI attract the curious, the sad,I mirror, I questionwith the breast and hopes of a womanI lay my shadows upon you
as the sky is emptied of colorso from eye to eye I travelmy claws that leave no markmy smile that only can riddlereaching out into the airholding out a triumph of brightnessand for you, dangerous and winged thoughts
Kilbey, stop slacking and get to work raising the money for the taxman!
Brilliant!! Even if it does bring out the "just another typical bloke with a video camera" in SK. lol
Dairy of a (semi)madman.. 😉
that was fantastic !!
trippy to say the least…
keep em coming…..
how about a video blog at a grocery store ? in a cemetery ?on a mountain…endless opportunity
be good, SK
Song aside, another thought: do one of these flicks in your studio, while you are painting, maestro. That would be fun for us all, I'm sure. Hell, it might even be educational, who knows…
warts 'n' all is the new enigmatic….welcome to 2009 kilbey style..hey Ned Ludd has got nuffin' on you nuffin' you make ole Luddy look like Bill Gates…to bloody right someone has to keep the forrests full of poetry and laughter….so the knife has taken Neuman to Scandinavia…god I wish that film wasn't a big hollywood production.a 2p BBC affair streched over 15 episodes would have been way better.
Yeah Steve, You killed the mystery for me alright. Until I started reading your blog, I thought even moderatly successful musicians didn't have to worry about things like bills or rent. I thought their lives were differen than mine. Wow, we'er not so different. Although I can't go to Sweden to hang out and lord knows I'd rather be anywhere than here. I'd be interested to hear one of your blogs/rants read or instantly composed on video. Get all the expressions and emphasese and so on. I think you ought to address the anon. Why not?
P. S.: Does anyone else think Marty looks like Rasputin?
P.S.S.: HELL YES!!!! A. Kite! Create something rite there on camera! For free!(GASP!). I loved your interview at that blues festival in Canady. I saw some live footage as well. Wish I had been there.
Old King Cole was a merry old soulAnd a merry old soul was he;He called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl And he called for his fiddlers three.Every fiddler he had a fiddle,And a very fine fiddle had he;Oh there's none so rare, as can compareWith King Cole and his fiddlers three.
Long live the king and what's in that bowl he's smokin'.
Given that I can't view the movie can anyone tell me if there were any crows in it? Or mynah birds? I'd hate to have missed either.
You made me so dizzy. Loved it. Weird, sinister, a little Playschoolish at times yet utterly hilarious.
love Sue xoxxx
ps I dare you to wear the frog hat at the airport.
getting more real to the audience.
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