posted on September 15, 2010 at 8:02 am

bronze wailer

capable of making statements nothing else can make

beautiful music

surrounding us in the night

stream of sound

keeps giving ya the message

that peculiar wisdom

well it evaporates under scrutiny

music is in all of us…..why?

you dont even question it, do you….?

you knew music was important right from the word go

how do people banging n shaking n plucking n bowing n blowing objects…

how is it transmuted into pleasure……

a mystery then it remains

even to us old hands

i dunno i dunno what music is

my dad didnt either he just kinda played it

he felt it n never once in his life did he wonder what music really was

but me……i still cant understand

i can manipulate its force somewhat

but i dont know why music is so powerful and dangerous

a divine gift we can enjoy it

but still it defies analysis

theres certain feelings you get in certain songs

its just that right combo baby that perfect mix

wow when a pop song hits all yer buttons ……..

knock the breath outta ya

put stars in your eyes

put fire in your spine

put a little love in your heart

“music is m0st important implement in the tool box of love”

so sayeth my character nebauchenezzar old moon doggy

in the musical i’m in at the moment

yeah a musical

we burst into songs n i love it

i sing a hilarious little number myself

and i ponce about the stage ‘aving a fucking laugh

god i love music

music i love god

love god music

singing can be a lotta fun

have ya ever tried you maybe surprised

music shouldnt be that hard but it often in fact is

they’ll never run outta ideas

you cant exhaust music

you cant do it all

theres more to be done

more permutations

break more rules

follow more rules

homage to tradition iconoclastic

each individual approaches music differently

you got your take you got your in

do things your way

dream stuff up

special stuff

dark stuff

brilliant stuff

sad stuff


i’m completely blown away with all my birthday wishes

youre all very kind

i’m kinda treading water at the moment

upheaval and chaos slowing me right down

not getting as much done as i would like

i am a driven man and i need to create

but reality intrudes on my imagination sometimes

its wednesday morning 7 50 am

never know what each day will hold

listening to craig pruess n marconi union as i do yoga

been listening to peter hammill peter gabriel lisa gerrard

todd rundgren ….wow he deserves a blog soon…a real genius…

i listen to my ears ringing n it frightens me

my hearing continues to degenerate

i miss a lot of converations now…a real deaf old coot

gigs coming up

another melbourne gig with ricky n hoffmen

yeah we’re pretty good youre gonna like that

the church doing their acoustic retrospective show in aust

a couple of surprise things too

gb3 is coming up in sydney and melb soon too

still music baffles and delights

strap on a guitar never know whats gonna happen

i love you guys my readers

i really do

ok onwards then…….

22 Responses to “music : music”

  1. avatar
    PINK CHURCH FLOYD | 15 September 2010 at 9:27 am #

    Man i just absolutly adoreed every single word in that just then.
    So much that i wanna read it again and maybe even again.
    You know when you see, smell, hear, taste or “read” something that just grips hold of your heart and your mind so tightly that it feels like it will never let go.
    Like it’s alive !
    What you just wrote here is so alive,
    I just loved it Kilb’s.
    I love all of your work but this has effected me so full on that it feels as though it was almost written by me or for me.
    Thanks Kilb’s for making today a better day šŸ™‚
    Now today is a perfect day xo

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    Mary Finn | 15 September 2010 at 9:36 am #

    We love u too my friend!!

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    princey | 15 September 2010 at 9:39 am #

    Yeah, when that perfect song hits all them right buttons…there’s nothing like it really,mmmmmm. Geez I’d love to see you “ponce” about on the stage singing, it sounds like you’re having so much fun! I had to read the line about “another gig in Melby with ricky etc” a few times for it to sink in, WOW! didn’t expect that, you’ve made my day sk, I’m SO excited!! when, when,when????? šŸ™‚
    Sorry to hear there’s still upheaval and chaos around you sk, stay strong and try to stay positive, I hope it gets sorted soon.
    Thanks for YOUR music and words sk,
    love Amanda

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    Freddie | 15 September 2010 at 10:33 am #

    Music is completely necessary and it transcends all language barriers. Music may be what saves the human race sometime in the future. A musician with a message can be a powerful mechanism for change.

    “iā€™m completely blown away with all my birthday wishes”
    You might be a little bit loved. ;^)

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    shoffy | 15 September 2010 at 11:13 am #

    Steve, lovin the music month. Im loving the Kilbeyville community as well, I eagerly await everyones comments as much as I do the Blogs, its like we are all apart of each other and you bring us together. You are humbley our hero. See you in Adelaide. Music is infinite. Shoffy

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      Donna | 16 September 2010 at 10:30 am #

      I look forward to everyone’s comments, too!

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    Lara | 15 September 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    Sorry about your poor ears. šŸ™

    Do you know of the drummer Evelyn Glennie? An incredible musician (and explicator of music) and almost completely deaf. As I think someone on the blog wrote previously, maybe your music will go in new directions as your senses change.

    Any clips of Van Park?

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    women boot | 15 September 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    Wonderful, good saying and very vivid expression, i truly like your opinion about that.I gotta say very good and quite persuasive.

  8. avatar
    Name | 15 September 2010 at 2:35 pm #

    earth plus 55 crystalline spheres above it… layers of the universe — just a pretty thought.

  9. avatar
    DavidP | 15 September 2010 at 5:30 pm #

    music is redolent of emotion
    be that lower emotions or more spiritual ones
    emotions have their notes within
    so when we play music it hits certain corresponding notes within
    vibratory affinity
    like tuning a guitar or piano
    or using a mantra to activate the chakras

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    hellbound heart | 15 September 2010 at 8:40 pm #

    we loves ya too……come up to byron bay again, please!!!!

    love always…..

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    presuming_ed | 15 September 2010 at 9:00 pm #

    ahh hearing loss borne of long term exposure to loud music…i worked for 15 years as a tech in pro audio…thats the electronics not just plugging stuff in although I know that too … now Ive just started a new gig as a hearing aid tech.Got an audiogram done there is a bit of age and lifestyle related high frequency loss and minor tinnitus when things are really quiet.And I am 9 years and 1 week less olde than ttb.
    Maybe you need to see an audiologist not for a hearing aid but to manage your situation.Check out the options rather than complain about being a deaf old coot.

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    Shaman Ron | 15 September 2010 at 9:01 pm #

    For decades now I have wondered why a certain song or certain lyrics or certain sounds have such an effect on our internal being.
    I have been more entranced by why a certain sound or rhythm does (as lyrics can be loosely interpreted or understood or misunderstood).

    Sounds, beats and rhythms are simply ethereal,
    They are actual pure energy waves sent forth by the creator.
    Each soul either resides or denies the energy,
    It is in our higher self that we cannot explain.

    I feel personally it has a lot to do with inherent recessive, primal genes.
    In our deepest soul we remember and were there in Old Africa, Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, Primal Europe, Early Americas and even the birth of the Great Mother.
    In higher thought we were “there”… out there in the plane’s of existence from our “god” comes.

    Our genetic path to present state is real, recordable and traceable.

    Music is one of those rare energy forms which has always been present through those genetic memories.
    Today we know and when we hear something that punches us into mood…
    The musician is recreating the energy again from… when and always.

    Cheers and Happy Journeys,

    Shaman Ron

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    Karen | 15 September 2010 at 9:55 pm #

    Life without music cant exist
    The majority of people on here are because of that …not to mention your fantastic way with words
    I also love your art as many do

    Thanks for being xx

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    Darling Baby Pie... | 15 September 2010 at 11:01 pm #

    Happy Birthday KillaB
    Ghostly voice so heavenly
    Playing on my car CD
    Same track repeated constantly
    Tantalized like poetry
    By proud of your history
    The People’s Poet, Steve Kilbey.

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    Darling Baby Pie... | 15 September 2010 at 11:02 pm #

    rats…. that should have said “Be proud”

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 15 September 2010 at 11:19 pm #

    As music goes…thanks for creating a diverse universe for us to exist it. In all ur many creations. Hope u had a great day on Monday. I believe all the birthday well-wishes is the perfect example, perfect complement on how u enrich all of our lives. So what did the girls get u for ur big day? My son and daughter (Alex and Kristina) got me the best gift on August 20th. A personalized, autographed copy of “Mustaine”, the brand new auto-bio of Dave Mustaine from Megadeth (and way early Metallica…shit-i saw him play with Metallica before they kicked him out for excessive drinking and before their first album- early 80’s) You may say- “uugghhh”…that metal thrash stuff. But 09/13/2010 was a special day for u and also for Dave Mustaine- its his birthday too. Wow alot of musical energy and brilliance was created on that day, slightly some years apart.


    As Always,
    Darrin K.

  17. avatar
    Ellen | 16 September 2010 at 1:45 am #

    Your ode-to-music post today reminded me of a little round my best friend and I used to sing when we were kids:

    “All things shall perish from under the sun.
    Music alone shall live, music alone shall live, music alone shall live, never to die…”

    That about sums it up for me.

  18. avatar
    andy | 16 September 2010 at 4:42 am #

    youv’e been listening to some really good stuff.

    your peer group i’d say!

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    Donna | 16 September 2010 at 10:28 am #

    Hey! I really enjoyed this blog…it made me think of how even little babies sway to music. Some of my earliest memories are of me and my sisters dancing wildly around the living room to “Secret Agent Man” and “Help!”!! Or how I wanted a clock radio sooooooooo badly for my 5th birthday.

    I love Todd Rundgren – I was just listening to him while running and then you mentioned him on your blog.

    You deserve all the birthday wishes…you give so much of yourself to everyone!! Lots of love to you and yours…Donna

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    redgrevillea | 18 September 2010 at 11:43 am #

    music’s kinda like Life really..i mean, you can break down life into dna and genetics and all the rest of life but these are merely cymbals or representations of life, not “Life” itself. Same with music, you can transcribe music into staves and crotchets and all the rest of it but that’s not the ‘music’. The genius within Life and great music can’t be defined, cannit really..

    Your music has quality of genius in it….keep at it!! šŸ™‚

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