posted on June 17, 2008 at 9:12 pm

a ha!
yes its true
steve kilbey musician
of n. bondi , nsw
today became the first man in his house
to write one thousand blogs
hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!
another barrier broken
let assembled multitudes now begin the time being anthym
“oh mighty is the ttb
and wondrous is his blog
we read it every single day
we love to be a cog
we all subscribe subscribe subscribe
else how can our sweet being e’er survibe?
killer killer killer
or is it filler filler filler?
he kicks the blind
dont call the ref
hes nearly deaf
rude to carnivores and ign-rant boors
friend to the freak n fiend
never sure just what he meaned..
hose anna hose anna hose anna down!
halle berri halle lujah halle burton
io io ao io
rama lama buddha shoulda coulda woulda
no spex just the cheapies
no finders just weepies
oh grovel on your bellies
oh peel another grape
see him in his litter
bound up in red tape
hes got many dorters
he hasnt got no suns
hes got lotsa add my ration
but hardly any fun(d)s
(sound of mellotron trumpets)

can you believe it
1000 blogs full of low rent rants
memories in pluperfect supine
i gave ya honesty
i gave ya lies
i gave ya the troof
i gave ya disguise
i gave ya the earth
and the moon in the skies
all i ever gave ya were words
two thirds baloney
one quarter malarkey
a pinch of powdered newt(on)
with my birthday suit(on)
when the spider bit
n corgan played our hit
n the carnivores split
all that boring drug shit
from humble beginnings
getting ‘umbler n ‘umbler
against the “straights” i raised my lance
ooh mr humphries one last dance
i never finish what i started
all half-arsed n half hearted
hang on i did finish hurly burly
brought it in on budget early
lots of others all incomplete
not much about tim marty or pete
not much about heyday …why?
no wonder then no payday nigh
now how hollow this rah rah rah
all for kilbeys blah blah blah
blah blah blah?
yes…blah blah blah
you can read it near or far
naughty stevie with his weed
mixed up in a juvenile deed
a juvenile immature jape
skylarking and horseplaying
and tomfoolery …no escape
the being does not like green ham or eggs
he doesnt like lambies balls or chickens legs
he does not like the bum of cow
or cut up cooked up bits of sow
they say you are whatcha eat
so…no dead meat
not much wine or booze
only serves to confuse
oooh nasty tales of smacky days…yawn!
when he thought he was king of dope…pawn!
how he wrote some low rent song
everybody singalong
mangy panther
peter pan
pot addled idjit
renaissance manne
washed up rocker all unclean
avuncular veteran with soya bean
almost vegan
almost human
almost famous
almost blame us
almost with you
almost but not quite
salute the great time being
crawler in the night
breaststroker in the winter sea
oh sweet being please be free
your white old beard is ho-lee
1000 blogs
1000 days
1000 blessings
1000 haze
1000 eyes has the night
the night was all around
the knight errant
kill bee
kilbo baggings
killaboy slowly
stephen kilby the shy imposter
the saint who is no saint
get your own blog if ya gotta complaint
get down n get with it
get real
get it on
bang a fucking gong
get it on


50 Responses to “n.bondi man 53 writes 1000 blogs”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 June 2008 at 10:53 pm #

    hey Rex, you rule
    hollow’d b thy name..
    but you and I know
    999 was the best of the best
    now you are in the game


  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 June 2008 at 10:56 pm #


    Congrats – 1000 blogs hey and they said it wouldn’t last. I have not missed a blog. I have laughed with you, cried with you, argued with you and thoroughly enjoyed the journey.

    Thank you for making my day that little bit brighter.


  3. avatar
    salim nourallah | 17 June 2008 at 11:16 pm #

    i agree…you do RULE!!!!



  4. avatar
    the dean | 17 June 2008 at 11:20 pm #

    Where will it end, where will it end.

  5. avatar
    princey | 17 June 2008 at 11:20 pm #

    Well done sk! I’ve enjoyed every single one of your blogs since day 1 and printed out the ones that mean something really special to me, so I’ll have them with me forever. I can’t believe 1000 days have gone by so quickly, it’s so nice being connected with the Time Being every day, I hope it stays that way for a long, long, long time.
    Love always,

  6. avatar
    Celticat | 17 June 2008 at 11:49 pm #

    Arise Sir Stephen of Bondi

    you are the one!!


  7. avatar
    knot | 17 June 2008 at 11:55 pm #

    Scheherazade …
    my humble thanks for lighting the way.

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 June 2008 at 12:09 am #

    Shaun Cassidy sends his regards.

  9. avatar
    kat | 18 June 2008 at 12:20 am #

    no gong, how about a bong? congrats, sk! ;]=~~

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 June 2008 at 3:12 am #

    and I was there from day one, a tentative entry as I recall, blaming your brother for talking you into this. So to celebrate, I bought a copy of yer Live DVD. will slap it on tonight and have a salad or something involving vegetables in your honour….

  11. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 18 June 2008 at 3:25 am #

    Accolades and plaudits for the one and only Sk. painter, poet, writer and blogger. Humane and compassionate father, husband, animal lover and vegetarian. Overlooked musical superstar who should be as famous as MACCA whose 66th birthday is today ! They are both boundlessly talented composers, vocalists and musicians. SK is a psychedelic rock icon. Lennon, Syd,Bowie and Cope in a veggie blender.

  12. avatar
    John Micek | 18 June 2008 at 3:32 am #

    Kudos on reaching the 1000 mark. That is pretty darn groovy.

  13. avatar
    veleska1970 | 18 June 2008 at 3:38 am #

    wow~~1000. that’s in-cred-ible!!

    “I RULE !!”
    and you ROCK, too!! πŸ™‚

    although i didn’t jump on board here until about 5 months after you started, i’ve thoroughly enjoyed the journey of the past two-plus years. thank you.

    lotza love…..

  14. avatar
    Leelinau | 18 June 2008 at 4:07 am #

    prime time mr. killabong

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 June 2008 at 4:41 am #

    yeah kilbey, your blog rocks!

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 June 2008 at 4:42 am #

    Brien:every music collection should contain at least one beatles album,and at least ,at LEAST one more church allbum.:)

  17. avatar
    matt davison | 18 June 2008 at 5:08 am #




  18. avatar
    melissa | 18 June 2008 at 5:27 am #

    yes indeedy, you rock AND rule!!! Congratulations SK .. here’s to a thousand more πŸ™‚


  19. avatar
    Rico | 18 June 2008 at 5:30 am #


    yeah, bang a gong, get it on!!

  20. avatar
    where the names have no streets | 18 June 2008 at 5:58 am #

    you’re the one (thousand), my love.

    so much to say that it’s better to LIVE this way.

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 June 2008 at 7:40 am #

    Well ALRIGHT, Mate!!!!! Congrats on getting to the 1000th post mark.
    So a little off topic but Im just wondering……is The Church song “when you were mine” about the original peopling of Australia by the aboriginees?

  22. avatar
    Dave in The Wirral | 18 June 2008 at 8:13 am #

    Nice one (thousand) Steve, keep it coming Killa!

  23. avatar
    esne snoner | 18 June 2008 at 8:30 am #

    excellent work sk – no clapping but throwing of money via the paypal donate box – how about all you other tbb readers doing the same – we need this man to keep churning it out

  24. avatar
    eek | 18 June 2008 at 8:30 am #

    I hope you at least got a perfect banana smoothie in celebration of this magnificent deed!

    It’s been quite a journey…and I hope the journey continues for years to come.

    And just think of the tens of thousands of comments we’ve left for you! Inspiring all those comments is a pretty damned impressive feat too.

  25. avatar
    lily was here | 18 June 2008 at 8:42 am #

    Steven, I baked you a poem!

    Its says right there
    We’re genius
    to understand your ways
    But man, its bloomin’ difficult to find the words for praise,
    Because you wax so lyrically, as if its such a breeze,
    Me i find it difficult;
    You bring me to my knees

    dear friend and fiend,
    I raise my humble glass to you
    For getting to that roman M
    A toast long overdue

    Lets hope those fingers stay in shape
    To write forever more,
    Because its bloody obvious,
    You’re the blogger we adore πŸ™‚

    You can make a wish now

    love xxx

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 June 2008 at 8:54 am #

    hi steve,

    1000 congrats on your milestone here. its been an interesting journey. i saw the film ONCE the other day…very inspirational. when r u gonna make your movie? what a story that could be…i would produce it (i.e. give money) for that.

  27. avatar
    Ross B | 18 June 2008 at 9:18 am #

    hey Killa, Cheers to a fine milestone! i got on the boat a bit late but the ride’s been damn fun! Fave story? probably killa vs a certain mr turnbull in a debating slang c1972 Canberra…lots to dig up from the archives!

    All the best, r.

  28. avatar
    DAVEM read this! | 18 June 2008 at 9:29 am #

    I finally scoured my vaults (missus) and dredged up the 1982 Church interview you never saw. It was in Sounds, 13th March ’82. Some bloke called Dave Lewis went over to Oz to interview Steve and Marty. He loved em. Steve describes the Church’s music as ‘luxurious and decorative…escapist and a bit decadent.’
    One aspect of the band hasn’t changed since then:
    SK:’If this group has one collective weakness or fault then it’s dope.’
    MWP:’We are NOT a drug band. We just can’t possibly go onstage straight!’
    Dave Lewis:’Doesn’t being wrecked restrict your ability to play?’
    SK:’We’ve always played wrecked, so we don’t know!’
    It’s over 2 pages of a 1982-sized UK music paper, so well worth getting. I did send a copy to Trevor Boyd in 1997 but he never used it.
    Oh – congrats on the 1000 blogs, Steve!

  29. avatar
    iseult | 18 June 2008 at 10:23 am #

    i listened to your mp3s from the art exhibition site, interesting, especially the bit about animating an idea, song, or artwork or anthing really, simply by the force of believing or loving what you are doing. i would say that comes pretty close to being the meaning of life, and that anything can be turned around by acting in accordance with belief, love and kindness rather than short term moods or feelings, altho they too have their place but they are like clouds in the sky rather than being the sky, altho if you lived in melbourne it would be easy to forget the clouds were not in fact the sky

    thanks for the 1000 blogs i really appreciate your output especially when it rhymes you are a light of the world
    love, iso

  30. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 18 June 2008 at 10:35 am #

    well that’s all good and done but i got 1,250 blogs to your 1K…

  31. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 18 June 2008 at 11:38 am #

    pffffffffffffffffft….the sound of 1000 candles being extinguished…woo hoo!
    love always…

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 June 2008 at 11:38 am #

    yeah; bang that fucking gong!

    Congratulations; and celibrations, I want the world to know…and etc

    onya xx

  33. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 18 June 2008 at 11:51 am #

    Here’s to – at least – a thousand more, Killer!

  34. avatar
    Ulrika | 18 June 2008 at 12:11 pm #

    Congrats / Grattis! on your 1000 blog!
    Just found the blog recently and since I was one of your biggest fans in Sweden in the late 80Β΄s itΒ΄s great to read it and remember those days….
    But your words and poems in the blog move me very much and I admire your openess.
    Thank you! And I look forward to another 1000 now…..

  35. avatar
    donjoe | 18 June 2008 at 12:40 pm #

    That was fucking awesome blog, off the cuff total improv, wow… pull that out with outta doubt puts you there with clout though dire mechanics need britney on speed, i will always have time for the fiend……mellotron trumpets, awesome…love your work Steve, glad you exist, looks like i know o u 1000 good lucks. where do i send my 52 bux?

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 June 2008 at 1:02 pm #

    irreverance, and recalcitrant to drudgery, perfect formula for the mass market Steven Kilbey.

  37. avatar
    CSTCoach | 18 June 2008 at 2:33 pm #

    wow, very impressive indeed. i’ve been reading since day one and i have to say that it’s never once been boring or pedestrian, always well written, often sublime, and really, an outpouring of creativity on a cornucopian scale. I tip my fez to thee sir – you truly are a horn of plenty (i’ll leave the ‘plenty horny’ jokes to you…)

    well done, sir!

  38. avatar
    CSTCoach | 18 June 2008 at 2:38 pm #

    eek – thanks for the art exhibit links and mp3’s.

    killa – i’ve gotta say that the new paintings are impressive. a definite deepening going on here. i loved Lemuria by Night – the purple clouds in the backdrop adds a truly haunting effect. Very mysterious. Connexion is disturbing and intense. crystalline rush a cosmic swirl of colour. The Vegetalista perhaps the pinnacle of your achievement so far – that one really comes to life.

    I really enjoyed the mp3 clips too. hope you found your rich hippy patron.

    thanks to fipster for taking the time to capture, record, and assemble all that! πŸ™‚

  39. avatar
    Polydora | 18 June 2008 at 3:02 pm #

    All hail the druid king of this here blogdom!

  40. avatar
    Noah | 18 June 2008 at 3:30 pm #

    Thank you for sharing so much with us. I’ve learned that rock stars are human too, and in fact, they have a lot of the same problems I do too.

  41. avatar
    Anakki Mayhem | 18 June 2008 at 4:08 pm #

    “oh mighty is the ttb
    and wondrous is his blog”
    & enjoyed very muchley so far… looking forward to the next 1000… πŸ˜€


  42. avatar
    sorry, guys, but | 18 June 2008 at 4:16 pm #

    Through this blog I’ve learned that I don’t think I’d actually get on with the Killa in ‘real life,’ so I’m glad I’ve never tried to introduce myself to him after gigs, etc. Hey, ya don’t have to live with the bloke to like his music. This sort of distance is good enough for me.

  43. avatar
    fantasticandy | 18 June 2008 at 4:27 pm #

    it’s been quite a journey steve…
    pretty bumpy at times…
    once or twice i thought the wheels were going to come off!
    still rolling along though eh?
    all the best chum!

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 June 2008 at 6:22 pm #

    Congrats SK
    Everyday you fill the the fishbowl anew with amazing stories, anecdotes, insights and revelations at times the water.. like the cosmic ocean, renders deep dark mysterious murky waves of bio-electric engagements of the soul in creation fueling the surge of yogic veg and rock infused mesmerizing plasma…
    Thanks much for all in this.. we enjoy and highly regard, Rightfully, you’re a proper human bean…
    Keep it goin….on

    jaime r………

  45. avatar
    ScaughtFive | 18 June 2008 at 7:03 pm #

    Dear Mr. Princeps,

    Yoo Doo Right sir. You do rule. I liked the last sentence best.

  46. avatar
    davem | 18 June 2008 at 8:33 pm #

    Many congratulations and many thanks.
    It’s such a privilege to have a daily insight into your world.
    It makes life all the more worth living!
    Love you loads,

    PS I haven’t seen that Sounds interview….thanks!!

  47. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 June 2008 at 9:24 pm #

    not only do you rule…..BUT YOU WOK TOO MONSIEUR KILBO BAGGINS ! 1001, in the sun . xo πŸ™‚

  48. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 June 2008 at 8:31 am #

    Trust me to give davem the scam on the interview he’d never seen and today’s the day he don’t check in!

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  50. avatar
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