posted on March 31, 2008 at 8:17 pm

the killer in me
make no mistake
under this thin veneer…..
underlip cut from spitting out words
dmt thumb
i swim like snake
i wriggle like eel
at home on dry land
exploding into ironic paradox
anchorage winter
i single out my adversary
and i destroy with intent
apparently stupid
i am always watching
seemingly awkward
my speed is sudden n omni-directional
no movement now
this head is bursting with bad ideas
in sin you ate
a nile late
i deal the deadmans hand
king jacks queens ace
i’s tale-mate in perpetual cheque
dont bother trying to work it out
im already ahead of you
my telephony enables me to zeitjump
my sympagraph is switched on
oh i dont miss a trick
double disjointed i am the interpreter
ancient meets modern
negative across positive
black in white
on becomes off
death follows life follows death
no future from the past
krypto night prints
sero-tone sweetened
receptor site occupier
i hit the thrillseeker
i emerge from pleasure
i undermine the overfond
i breathe the axis divine
i hope the ever obscured
i form the formless in form
i jumble the forever over
i greet you when all is done
i run offtrack
i bend rivers
i mount exhibitions
i crush sea salt
sprinkled in blue roman afternoons
i have broken through memorys barriers
i am angry with jealousy and ignorance
i persue those things through these pages
i am given words by the angel called tieramiah
i am protected by sheer good luck
i prevail in this vale
april fools
thousand ann ate

25 Responses to “ninja slip”

  1. avatar
    princey | 31 March 2008 at 10:22 pm #

    No, you’re no fool alright.
    April 1st, not long to go now, yay!
    love Amanda

  2. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 31 March 2008 at 11:42 pm #

    this is for the love of all fools day…

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 31 March 2008 at 11:48 pm #

    this was a good one, old bean.

    “ancient meets modern”

  4. avatar
    PAGEY | 31 March 2008 at 11:57 pm #

    i believe in pure chance, no karma, no luck, sorry. thats life. you sang it too. luv it…

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 April 2008 at 12:33 am #

    easy peazy japaneezie ..! 🙂

  6. avatar
    Anne Marie: | 1 April 2008 at 1:19 am #

    I actually think my favorite line is

    “I crush sea salt”

    It’s potent… kinda like carry wood, fetch water.

    You take us up and out and then reel (or, depending on how one looks at it, ‘real’) us back in and down.

    Lovely jobley! Thank you for another grand trip.

  7. avatar
    matt davison | 1 April 2008 at 3:19 am #

    yeah its fools day alright…D’s return to NZ was held in the balance by a property company and the house we put an application in on here in Melbinstein. my little carla miss D and the puddy and dogg…Gone caus of a folish april 1 joke.. Ahhh she said, yes i hear how your life depends on this house..but It’s luck of the draw babbe.. Lifes tough, you’ll get on No Worries Aussie battler… S@*t happens. (Only fools balance their lives on April fools..Its a fowl day and Its full of S*!T. I say do away with the day Its evil and twisted.

    All was In the Balance.. Fuc It’s so badde I don’t even wanna go to the Toff on Sun. Might even get Princey or Davvydson to sel me ol DVDs….Ahh whatever!!

    I am VIP iAM A LEGEND….nothng Ill stop me, I am on fire (go the Boss sing it manne)

    Go Play some Crunch Matt and get over it……..

    Ohhhhh get fucked!!


  8. avatar
    linjo | 1 April 2008 at 3:46 am #

    Lousey day? lousy day? Miss G got nits. I did get a new job where excellent spelling and grammar is a pre-requisite, but did figure being April fools day…………x

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    Hellbound Heart | 1 April 2008 at 5:43 am #

    hmmm…so you mount exhibitions???? the mind boggles, mr kilbey!!! ooohhh get thine mind out of the gutter, hh!!!!!
    love always, the kinky devil…

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 April 2008 at 5:45 am #

    is the killa in you

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 April 2008 at 10:32 am #

    I’m going to respond to yesterdays blog….I’m late I know…forgive me all…musicals, showtunes etc….I completely concur…’cos when you’re a jet you’re a jet all the way! ‘The King and I’ was on free to air last weekend at Saturday lunchtime…and I bloody loved it…sent the family out and settled in. And there’s nought to beat the instrumental theme from ‘Carousel’….I wonder how such intimate exposure to this music has informed your sensibilities as a composer and lyricist?

    Also…to the erudite commenter from yesterday…a Msr. Pierre….Prefab Sprout were the owners of lilt in the late 80’s…did you know Paddy Mac is nearly blind now?


  12. avatar
    matthew | 1 April 2008 at 11:09 am #

    Poetic wonder, specially loved “sprinkled in blue roman afternoons”.

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 April 2008 at 12:15 pm #


    you kill me


  14. avatar
    restaurant mark | 1 April 2008 at 1:27 pm #

    nice one today…have a great april fools day…maybe i’ll trick the kids or wife later…my mom and dad used to get me good when i was a kid.

    “i am protected by sheer good luck”
    never hurts…

    take care

  15. avatar
    MEM | 1 April 2008 at 2:11 pm #

    u’ llrdy sent me smtin’ sweeeet..

  16. avatar
    CSTCoach | 1 April 2008 at 2:21 pm #

    cool one. “i crush sea salt’ is a great line.

    the killer in me is the killa in you…

  17. avatar
    ScaughtFive | 1 April 2008 at 3:11 pm #

    Nice. Crushed sea salt blowing through a blue roamin’ afternoon. I’d like to be there. Thanks for the I Think Yer Yankin’ My Chain day post.

  18. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 1 April 2008 at 5:29 pm #

    RE: Humphreys and Keen

    Just imagine culling a few of Coldplay’s very best songs. Then cull the handful of Daniel Johns finest songs from Diorama and Young Modern. Then cull some of Peter Gabriel’s and Tony Banks poignant piano and vocal duet gems from Lamb Lays Down on Broadway. Then add Van Dyke Parks or George Martin to the mix to enhance all the songs quality and then you have the grandeur of the Humphreys and Keen CD that was addressed yesterday.

  19. avatar
    davem | 1 April 2008 at 6:43 pm #

    Nice stuff SK.
    Sorry to hear about your probs MattyD…thinking of you. You’ve done a lot for us fiends with the dvd, I hope it all works out for you.
    Can you delete the anon comment from 4.53 SK? There’s just NO excuse for describing black people as niggers. It’s 2008 and they call this carnival progress.
    Love to all, especially the inimitable Mr Kilbey.

  20. avatar
    steve kilbey | 1 April 2008 at 8:53 pm #

    do not write racist propaganda on these comments!
    or i’ll fucking rip yer bloody arms off!!!

  21. avatar
    eek | 1 April 2008 at 8:54 pm #

    Thank you Steve.

    Both for the blog (excellent!) and for the nasty comment removal.

  22. avatar
    davem | 1 April 2008 at 9:01 pm #

    Thanks Steve.

  23. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 1 April 2008 at 9:24 pm #

    I hate danish music, Steve, but a band from Denmark finally released something worthwhile. You should check out The Raveonettes’ “Lust Lust Lust”, especially songs such as “Ally, Walk With Me”, “Lust”, “Black Satin” and “Dead Sound”.

  24. avatar
    linjo | 1 April 2008 at 10:16 pm #

    No rewards for bad behaviour beautiful people.
    Oh yes sounds good Brien and of course the handsome Daniel is a vegan like you and Steve. Be mindful of palm oil additives particularly in vegan foods, they are as you probably know contributing to the destruction of a football field size of forest every 2 seconds in Indonesia. Now I am back to making delicious coffees today, putting on all the charm I can muster for a huge national chain, where it all comes in paper cups with a zero recycling policy. Yep! Steve, have a lovely day in the Autumn sunshine, best time of the year I think! Regards, Linda.

  25. avatar
    lily was here | 3 April 2008 at 12:45 pm #

    My hero. Crusher of sea salt and night in shining armoire 🙂


    ps Jazz has now nudged Block aside who is just ahead of the Deadman’s Dream.. for me

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