posted on September 19, 2007 at 2:36 am

good whatever it is wherever you are, ladies n gentlemen
i’d a like to thank the people who subscribe
i’d a like to thank those who made it possible with kind donations
if you cant afford to, dont worry, i thank you too
thanks for the people who sent me stuff
stefandroolin’
the greek princess
people ive lost track of but im still grateful to…
muse: he ended on a preposition
i’d a like to thank the people who stuck by me
thru the long years
thank you
thank you
thank you
its blue and windy in sydney australia
polinski is mixing painkiller
mk should be working on k/k
the church will be back in dec
probably doing a double bill with another band
from the same era
it made sense to do it i guess
we will be starting a new record in nov/dec
maybe doing our own tour jan/feb
jlk n i are cooking up a new scheme
therell be more about that soon
and i think some of ya will be excited about it
i had a great art sale and sold loads of pieces n prints
thank you holly the eek who made it all happen
i am a little distanced from painting at the moment
after a frenetic burst a while back
im working on a commission
and ive stalled
and now
scarlet the woofle
has scribbled all over it in thick grey pastel
which is pretty much how i feel about it too
my art room is a mess again
suitcases guitars n cases stuff everywhere
bits o paper, books,cds
its a warzone
scarlet has wreaked some fuckin’ havoc in there
evie won a prize for public speaking
and an award for” making thoughtful contributions
to class discussions”
go evie starr
aurora the bunny childe mooches along placidly
minna is jumpy tricky and highly strung
she n elli are doing real well at their new school
boyfriends are afoot
parties abound
let the good times roll, twillies
16 is a really special age
i was dreaming and in love the whole time
i discovered t rex and fell in love with bolan
i met my first girlfriend at the library
it was a warm warm late spring night
she had a sister
and it was hard telling them apart
we walked home thru the shops and then the pines
we sat on the steps of my high school
which was opposite her house
she talked about how often she washed her hair
but it could have been poetry for all i cared
everything was new to me
we didnt touch or kiss
but i was succumbing to a new drug
the canberran evening turned magical
all the songs were playing in my head
the evening invited me deeper and deeper
the girl got up and went home
i sat n watched her house for a while
and then i drifted home
floating on a dreamy cloud
just like they said it would be…
before xmas
her family had a party
there were loadsa people there
loud music and alcohol
wow
i had a girlfriend of my own
and i went to parties on hot nights
and stood outside smoking cigarettes
n arguing about music with her other sisters boyfriends
i hung around in the kitchen talking to her brothers
i went down to her bedroom n stole a kiss
boy
i could get used to this
no one from my school was there
(these people were all catholics)
i was free to reinvent myself
as some groovy hipster
as some suburban romeo
it ended at around 2 in the morning
when the parents came back….
oh to relive that party again n again
oh to be 16 n in love for the 1st time
i hope my kids can enjoy it
its indeed a magical time of yer life
n it comes but once
a few times ive driven down my olde school
when im in canberra
theres the house
theres the school
but that evening has long fled
long ago it disappeared n took all traces of itself away
would any of the other people there still remember it?
i doubt it
yet it shaped my life in so many ways
such is its intangible influence on me
a warm happy lovely place i can go in my mind
or when im swimming in the cold pool
or walking down a lonely hard road
i hope you all have some memories like that
i know the teen years can be so hard
but so bloody enchanted too
all my love
steve

70 Responses to “no experience needed”

  1. avatar
    the dean | 19 September 2007 at 3:54 am #

    As I’ve got older memories seem to rush back all the more vividly, more intensely, full of meanings that never occurred at the time. Insight, wisdom or senility, who knows?

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    Anonymous | 19 September 2007 at 4:20 am #

    there are some things i remember so vividly about being 16.and other things that people remind me happened when i was 16,that i cannot recall..i have a theory that if you keep your rose coloured glasses on,everything will turn out for the best..i remember walking on the beach,and being too shy to even look into the eyes of a boy i had a mad crush on..i remember blushing like mad when he looked at me sitting on the floor in front of him..i remember being gobsmacked when my sister told me years later that he had said for her to tell me that he remembered me..someone said it yesterday,i think it was kittykat”youth is wasted on the young”{my favourite oscar wilde is “either these curtains go or i do”{on his death bed}}….very cool about the albums coming out.yay!..and a2er or 2,even more cool..i wish i could see the melbourne gig as well,but?if they made the country a smidgen smaller,it wouldnt be such a logistical nightmare,to get to see the best gigs,all the time..am sure amanda will tell us all and make us all so jealous..have a lovely day Steve!..you rock Mr.K!…love,as always,genx xxxxx

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    Richard | 19 September 2007 at 4:42 am #

    the other night I chanced upon a new and unexpected way to stir memories

    I was mucking about on Google earth and decided to try to find all my childhood homes

    pretty easy as it turned out, but what caught me by surprise was that I spotted landmarks and buildings that brought to my mind things I hadn’t thought about for years and years

    like the bus-stop where I used to linger at age 11 in the hope that the (unrequited) love of my life would be getting off the next bus

    or the shop which I nearly helped burn down when a covert smoking operation got out of hand

    or the sloping field with the big hump where I crashed my bike

    or the bakers college next to my primary school where the great smell of baking bread came from every afternoon

    buggered if I know how all that stuff can stay locked away for decades and then come out so vividly

  4. avatar
    craig1.618 | 19 September 2007 at 5:03 am #

    you’re very welcome steve

    thank you for sharing all of this and taking us on all these adventures and such

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2007 at 5:17 am #

    I know i dinna’ payup with pae-pall.
    but i did request a picture, of which i was willing to pay my hard earned ducats ‘fer.

    nary a word for my request.

    yes, glynnis. that would be lovely.
    nay, glynnis. i got me hands full ‘o gawd knows.(gway kid, you bother me!)

    glad yer workin’ on new stuff.
    can’t waite!

    gl-nn-s

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    Krissythegroupie | 19 September 2007 at 5:21 am #

    New cd and tour?! America toooo??..Ahh suburban hipster kiddies. I miss them.

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    Faye | 19 September 2007 at 5:22 am #

    SK,it is we who should be thanking you!just read yesterdays blog,and i gotta say..we all should thank you for sticking with us..through all of the nonsense in life,theres a golden thread of light.some of us can find it,others just seem to flounder.peace,strength,and love..xo

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    Jen Jewel Brown | 19 September 2007 at 6:06 am #

    Hmm, meet at library eh? Must tell a certain daughter… Often pick her up from a library… Could be realer than an internet phantom from California… Is that today’s world?

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    davem | 19 September 2007 at 6:12 am #

    7am in blighty. Just logged on to see you were ok. Will read your blog when I get home tonight, but in the meantime I’m glad you’re ok and it’s brill news about the worlds greatest band. Praying but expecting that you’ll visit Europe.
    Love you more,

    davem
    x

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    davem | 19 September 2007 at 6:13 am #

    Sorry – I meant NOT expecting that you’ll visit Europe!! It’d just be a wonderful treat if you did.

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    Anonymous | 19 September 2007 at 6:43 am #

    lucky library girl!!!!!…bring forth thy music Steven!..am excited about the church tour!havent seen a church double bill since 83!.. a peaceful nacht to all!mercy buckets 2 u …/cwx

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    Olde Amps | 19 September 2007 at 6:58 am #

    Excuse my terrible language, but flippin heck you’re a beautiful geezer. The way you concoct these gorgeous little snippets for us to read is pure magic.

    I’m certainly not alone in my excitement about the solo record, the thing with the druid from All India Radio and…GASP…new Church loveliness…

    In fact, I am so excited that I think my knees are going to fall off.

    Love,
    Olde Amps
    x

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    Anonymous | 19 September 2007 at 6:59 am #

    well i can’t say that i have a hell of a lot of fond memories of teenage-hood…matter of fact, my high school years fucking sucked…found out the hard way what utter assholes people can be, especially if you’re the kind of teenager who doesn’t fit in and always ends up ballsing up things…wonder if the people who gave me absolute hell in high school would feel guilty if they ever met me sometime in the present…ended up trying to kill myself a little bit later on in the piece but i guess it’s all made me a stronger person and given me the ability to give as good as i get now i’m older…
    love always
    -The Hellbound Heart

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    my personal christmas list | 19 September 2007 at 7:28 am #

    3 cd’s 2 live gigs and a party in my heart eee! X

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    Anonymous | 19 September 2007 at 7:43 am #

    I can’t stop looking at Vishnu in Bondi – Eek, is there one about 30mm wide by about 42mm high that I can buy?

    KittyKatxx

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    Anonymous | 19 September 2007 at 8:26 am #

    Stopped by earlier today to check the goings on….hmmmm…the comments getting a bit sticky..not sure that a self-regulating comments section will ever really work…too much argy bargy and too many anonomii. Even a mild mannered and accommodating creature such as myself has been occasionally reduced to foul language in debating some of the barnacles here (and you know how I hate fucking foul language!).

    Now, SK you have proffered a topic that stirs deeply in the loins of many – first love.

    Oh! If we knew then what we know now…what that poor organ inside our chests would suffer through!

    A lot happens in libraries; I fondly remember sitting in a study cubicle waiting for the object of my teenage desires to pass by so I could casually say hello. My eyes passed over the lines in my art history text book over and over again with nary a fact or image settling in my lust-addled brain. Hours passed like this! That casual hello was to neatly segue way to a jovial conversation which would result in me asking them to….the FORMAL!!

    Oh lord, the memory of it is more than I can manage without a drink so I must away to the red wine cupboard before I can continue my reminiscences….

    B.Bon

  17. avatar
    steve kilbey | 19 September 2007 at 8:30 am #

    not the formal…….!!!

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    don joe | 19 September 2007 at 8:31 am #

    Nice one Steve,
    Thanks for th update and am looking forward to the P/K al’bum. You brought some fond memories with your anecdote about young love. I too had the chance to reinvent myself with another group but shied further away from who I was. Well, better off I am now for those days led to here and I am me again. Your music etc has been a constant partner for the bulk of this lifetime and I know it will travel with me into the next; though you may cease to create further into the future, my memories contain the elegance and truth of what you have done. So thankyou and know that you too will hold these moments with your children etc forever. It’s just a choice to remember or not too.

    I will send that parcel someday…

    ML,
    don joe

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    timf | 19 September 2007 at 8:34 am #

    Think you are right SK, its not until we are older and distanced and have experienced all life has to offer that we realize just how magical and fleeting those teen moments are. When everything was in front of you but it felt like time was standing still and that old oscar wilde saying rings true “youth is wasted on the young” cause they are too caught up in the moment to realize just how wonderfull and charming a time it really is…won’t understand it til its behind them….

    more church? Awesome dude!
    Any chance of a North American Tour?…not too picky..id travel to just about anywhere on the continent to see.

    tim

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    midnight express | 19 September 2007 at 8:46 am #

    happy as a cow,chewing on a cud..chew,chew!oh,but would ya really want to be 16 again?..awkward,n ….yeah,i suppose it may be goo ??..nah!..like it,just the way it is …great blog Steve!you are so funny and charming,and beautiful !

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2007 at 11:18 am #

    are you quitting the blogge?

  22. avatar
    eek | 19 September 2007 at 11:18 am #

    aww Steve you’re welcome. 🙂 The sale was a blast for me, and I have met some delightful people from selling your art. Your painting — at least output-wise — is rather cyclical, and it is always fascinating (for me at least) to see what you produce after a fairly dormant period. I think of these times as sleep after a day of learning new things — it’s necessary for the brain to process all that new knowledge. And often there is a creative leap when you do get back into it, so although they are a bit disconcerting, the breaks are also exciting for what will potentially follow.

    I must say that Scarlet sure seems to have big plans!

    Sixteen. I wouldn’t want to go back, but it was an age of boundless potential with infinite possibilities. I thought the world would be mine. I’m glad I didn’t know then what I know now (but I also wouldn’t want to go through life only knowing what I knew then) — it would have put a mighty big crimp in all that youthful arrogance. 🙂

  23. avatar
    melquaides | 19 September 2007 at 11:31 am #

    Steve,

    Looking forward to all that’s upcoming.
    Thanks for sharing your insights, your reflections, your daydreams and nightmares, your visions, your non-sequitur, your heart.

    Brian

  24. avatar
    eek | 19 September 2007 at 11:48 am #

    solo album, side project album, Church album and tour, solo gigs, and this intriguing little tidbit — “jlk n i are cooking up a new scheme.” How exciting! Yes, I am envious as all hell about the solo shows and Church gigs I won’t get to see (woe is me >:( ) but it’s an amazing lineup. Makes for a happy camper.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Kitty Kat — contact me at hejstudio (at) gmail.com (you can go to the SK art site and click on the Contact/purchase info page for my email also) about the Vishnu in Bondi print. 🙂

  25. avatar
    isolde | 19 September 2007 at 11:50 am #

    its always a pleasure to support your endeavours and other expeditionary vessels Captain K

    i have a particularly lovely painting of you by you called Soft Explosions Thump the Night

    i wouldn’t mind commissioning a painting of myself by you but would rather it be from life aka the three dimensions or maybe even four

    i also wouldn’t mind if you started up a scheme whereby we can commission you to read and record our favourite blogs

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2007 at 11:54 am #

    great entry sk

    memories, the book.

  27. avatar
    J38.4 | 19 September 2007 at 12:06 pm #

    well,that blog,felt like a big warm scrumptious hug..you are an incredibly warm being,Mr.K!..I bet you give the best hugs.its so sweet to hear you talk about your lovely girls.your place must be rather noisey when theyre all in the same space!..I couldnt imagine any of the boys,interested in your daughters,would leave your presence feeling as though they could be ratbags.do you “freak them out” a little bit?..my friends father used to wear a caftan n beads n feathers on his head,just to spin the prospective boyfriendsout a little.he’d deliver a sermon on some ambiguously relevant subject,and then walk off into the back yard and do something bizarre..hysteical!? the blessed Kilbey girls.. //great to hear of your new music being released.I have to say,i wish it were to be released tomorrow.am a die hard and devoted fan of you,and the church,so suffice to say,no music release has ever been as exciting as the ones involving your works.please keep us up to date with the tour details.what a treat,maybe 2 church concerts in a couple of months.WOW! that’l be excellent SK!gorgeous one today X!

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2007 at 12:29 pm #

    I luv YOU! LOVE *!

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    Anonymous | 19 September 2007 at 12:34 pm #

    Sounds good. Not something I ever experienced or even came close to. My teens were a nightmare of beatings, abuse, humiliations, rejection and poverty. Good to know the ‘archetypal’ teen stuff actually does happen to some people and ain’t just a myth.

  30. avatar
    skool sukd | 19 September 2007 at 12:37 pm #

    A girl in our year got caught with her hands down her knickers upstairs in the school library. Nowt else of note ever occurred there in my time.

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    restaurant mark | 19 September 2007 at 12:43 pm #

    all of the music news sounds great! can’t wait for the solo record…plus new church music’s always a good thing. hope the tour includes atlanta???

    16…an incredible time. when you write like that it immediately puts me in a time machine. i have so many memories from that time. good, bad, fun, weird…remember one party meeting a girl sandra who i ended up dating for a few months…seemed like a long time then. i’ve always had photographic memory…helping my little girl tie her shoes the other day and could totally remember my mom helping me at 5…remember our living room, where we were sitting, everything. it’s good having such a vivid memory…but then again, i also have a hard time getting away from the ones i don’t want.
    take care man

  32. avatar
    hmmm | 19 September 2007 at 12:44 pm #

    D’you think Genx keeps chatting just so Steve will give her arse another cyber-spanking? She loved it last time! Me, I don’t see the problem with the chats -tangents, Steven, tangents.

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2007 at 1:01 pm #

    eek: would you please tell me when can i receive the prints i bought at 9/13?
    thanks.
    i like your blog.

  34. avatar
    matthew | 19 September 2007 at 1:08 pm #

    Hahaha sweet! I drive to that school most mornings, as i think ya know. My 13yo girl has just commenced “partnered dancing” there as an elective! “so many sweaty hands” being the humorous comment… that lurrve has yet to completely kick in, I think. Thanks for the memories SK.

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2007 at 1:42 pm #

    bet shes got a sweet arse eh killer?

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    John Garratt | 19 September 2007 at 1:43 pm #

    Most of my teenage memories are lying in bed listening to “Priest=Aura” or “Sometime Anywhere” through headphones.

    I didn’t have a girlfriend until the age of 22. Four years later I married her. Feel free to call me a loser, I won’t mind.

    John Garratt

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    Girl About Town | 19 September 2007 at 1:51 pm #

    It’s true, what they say: “you can never go back”.

    But the memories linger eternally.

    Great post, I love your blog!

  38. avatar
    lily was here | 19 September 2007 at 2:17 pm #

    Van gosh!

    sue x

  39. avatar
    Candy | 19 September 2007 at 2:30 pm #

    sweet sassy lullaby to sweetest dreams xo LOVE! .

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    Brien Comerford | 19 September 2007 at 2:39 pm #

    At age 16 I was all by myself in my parents house when they were in Florida for a few days. The finest looking female(and a virgin) in the Northwest side of Chicago visited me. She wanted to see my bedroom and she pulled down my bed’s cover and sheets. She asked “what to we do now.” I panicked and “missed a monumental” love opportunity. One year later I started to imbibe in Demon alcohol. Indeed alcohol is detrimental (I luv it) but if I had it the night the girl was over (I could have had her and I would have had her.) Too many Catholic inhibitions. Their vices and virtues.A guilty conscience is better than no conscience.

    On another note. Robert Mugabe is the personification of evil incarnate. He kills whites, blacks and wildlife to stay in power. And I thought that I was a full-blown genuine reprobate. I only self-destruct.

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    Anonymous | 19 September 2007 at 3:22 pm #

    Great news. Looking so forward to your solo stuff as well as the return of the world’s greatest band. Please include my part of the world if it fits in the tour itinerary plans.
    Peace and God bless,
    Mark
    Tampa, Fl

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    dean9000 | 19 September 2007 at 3:29 pm #

    damn….you packed this one full….that’s some incredibly awesome news regarding a possible tour….I would travel to see you but why not include big D where you pinned NSEW? 🙂

    describing your youthful experiences got me to thinking about how strange it is when you go back to a particular place that is stuck in your mind…. it brings back all the old memories…but it doesn’t always look the same…maybe dilapidated or just flat gone….it’s never quite like you remember it though….Thanks for sharing muse….loved this post

    God bless,

    Dean

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    chris in stevenage uk | 19 September 2007 at 3:30 pm #

    glad you`re feeling a bit more chipper today steve,all things must pass,…..

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    fantasticandy | 19 September 2007 at 3:36 pm #

    feelings are so intense when you are young…especially lust!

    steve, glad so many things are going well for you at the moment.

    as for dark thoughts…..
    the honesty is what elevates this blog, it makes it….dunno…nothing to compare it to really…special?
    that sounds a bit lame dosen’t it!
    luv,
    andy L.

  45. avatar
    Cee | 19 September 2007 at 3:57 pm #

    At 16 had a crush on this boy named Mike, he was a drummer in the school’s band. I stole a kiss from him during our senior party a year later.

    Fast forward 4 years: he and his family are on the tv show Family Feud and they lose miserably!

    Mike still looked pretty cute, though. I think he married his boss’ daughter.

    THANK YOU, ESTEBAN…FOR ALL YOU DO FOR US!

    PS: It’s talk like a pirate day today! Sooooo:
    Yarrrr, prepare to be boarded!!

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    fuck his race, remove the fascist twat! | 19 September 2007 at 4:28 pm #

    Mugabe is a genocidal fascist motherfucker, yup. You can say there’s been no intervention because there’s no oil, but the reason UK ain’t intervened is cos it’s hamstrung by it’s colonial role and the resulting guilt of the white liberal English elites. They daren’t intervene because Mugabe is black. Simple.

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    JJ | 19 September 2007 at 4:51 pm #

    I had a wonderful girlfriend named Mary, at 16. We were together for several years, and went to many great concerts and shows. She went to art school and I went to University 2 hrs away – and we drifted apart like we drifted together (always liked that line of yours). You know, I miss her to this day. Or maybe I miss that magic time…I’d like to go back, back to that time, and find her. Every time I hear the Doors’ “Indian Summer,” I think of her.

    New Church album? Great news, and like Restaurant Mark – hoping a US tour with Atlanta as a date materializes.

    “Surface Paradise” has been on my wall for over a year now – always garners comments from visitors. Proud to own an SK original.

  48. avatar
    verdelay | 19 September 2007 at 4:55 pm #

    I picked up the frayed end of a thread
    When I was sixteen
    And I gathered it up
    And I followed it deeper
    And deeper into the labyrinth

    Seems I killed a hero
    And lost myself
    At that tender age

    Now when I look in the mirror
    All I see are the horns

  49. avatar
    Anakki Mayhem | 19 September 2007 at 4:58 pm #

    the church in dec – xmas @ xmas! & all of spring to savour the anticipation! thank u sk 🙂

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    syrinx | 19 September 2007 at 5:35 pm #

    Your muse would lose it in parts of the American south. “Where’s it at?” I had to break myself of saying “behind the at” as a reflex when I moved there. When you’re outnumbered, *you’re* the one who’s talking funny. The same northern teachers who drove that into my skull in primary school had a strange form of punishment for when I was caught daydreaming or doodling: they’d send me to.. THE LIBRARY.

    Gosh. Darn. Okay..

    I knew a tall, good-looking, long-legged boy with auburn hair and freckles who wrote poetry for me and stuck it in my locker several times when I was 16. I was too shy to get it and too self-conscious to take it seriously. Me? So I took it for a joke. That’s one thing I honestly wish I could go back and do over. The hugest wasted opportunity of my oblivious teens – real first romance! That memory makes me wince at how disconnectedly I went through those years. I mean really – boys who write you poetry? Gah! Stupid girl.

  51. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2007 at 5:54 pm #

    Dear SK,
    Indeed today’s entry does recall some good memories. Thanks for stirring up that pot – it took me to another place for a few minutes!
    Looking forward to your new musical projects – but when are you and JLK and RK going to do another Karmic Hit podcast? That first one was genius!

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    Altres | 19 September 2007 at 5:59 pm #

    Hey Steve, here comes the summer HEre, the firstchills of autumn blew through the land, andreminded me of why I need to live here. I love winter. I love the Church in autumn and winter too. Somehow, when the cold winds and dark nights arrive, the Church and your own solo albums just get into heavy rotation. I finally discovered the joys of Dabble, too. Later, I am going out for a walk with the Ipod on, and that’s what’ll be banging around my head.

    Lot’s of love from Scotland, Brian

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    davem | 19 September 2007 at 6:00 pm #

    Have some memories like that??
    Oh, yes.
    1982. 17 years old. Discovered The Church and met Missus M. You’re the backdrop to my nostalgia and yet all my best current moments too. All the love and arguments and kids are to my beloved sk.
    I hope you keep getting better and better. I’m so excited about all the new projects. I’d better start saving!!
    xx

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    first last and always | 19 September 2007 at 6:58 pm #

    first love is so powerful..years later,i can still feel him,when he’s thinking about us.It brings a shiver up my spine,and an eyeclosing sigh,when I feel him kiss my lips,across the sky,from his balcony,his strong gentle hands on my face,and neck..When I need him,he knows.If ever he needed me there’s nothing I wouldn’t do.He still melts my heart,after all this time.He is a precious treasure,and will always be,the *love of my life*. .mercy!

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    Anonymous | 19 September 2007 at 7:06 pm #

    A new Church album! Splendid Indeed Mr. Kilbey. Even one gig in the states would be great this time around. I’ll fly anywhere cept’ Alabama. Hope you guys ain’t tourin with Robyn Hitchcock…Ah hell if Ronnie Milsap was opening I would still go.

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    PaulC | 19 September 2007 at 7:32 pm #

    Thankyou

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    Tony Pucci | 19 September 2007 at 8:27 pm #

    indeed
    indeed
    indeed
    ain’t first love grand
    i have a memory of a night
    much like the one you discuss
    forever burned into my mind

    interestingly
    my first love
    now works in new zealand
    as a molecular biologist

    almost with you

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    Anonymous | 19 September 2007 at 10:16 pm #

    Hey…Sweet 16, I remember it well !

    I Never dated at school, too shy, bullied, etc.
    Curvy in all the right places, blonde hair, blue eyes but alas no confidence !!! (Still Ain’t)

    So when everyone was at the school Disco, snogging, fumbling in the dark corners, pissed on 20/20 !
    I would be totally covered up in my Goth gear, praying for the DJ to turn off the shite ‘Stock, Aitken and Waterman Bollox’ and repeatedly requesting, The Smiths, The Cult, The Cure, Jesus and Mary Chain ! etc, etc,etc…

    I’ve since seen the “good lookin” Blllies the ones who had all the confidence and boys, and well they don’t look half as good ? Weird that isn’t it ?

    I now work as a Flight Attendant, and travel the world, very happy and getting a little more confident each day.

    Take care all, be happy

    Love D

    XX

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    eek | 19 September 2007 at 10:52 pm #

    anon at 11:01 pm — everyone should have their orders by the end of next week or by early the week after (for the destinations furthest from me — I’m in the US). Several should even have their orders by the end of this week.

    If you don’t get your order within that time send me an email and I can check on it. 🙂

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    Symon | 19 September 2007 at 11:05 pm #

    Steve…I often have “good” flash backs to fun times and images from my teems. They are becoming more frequent as I’ve hit 40…maybe a genetic switch is triggered. The minds desperate attempt to stave off the passage of time maybe LOL.

    Sounds like some things from Canberra were magical..even if large parts weren’t so great. Then again..the events and feelings would have been magical anywhere !

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    Anonymous | 19 September 2007 at 11:29 pm #

    Looking very forward to the new music and how in the world you’re going to follow up Dabble! ‘She’s in the Garden’ is also spectacular, thanks you’re still working with Polinski… It’s always a pleasure listening since ’84 when I discovered Heyday in an Indie record shop. Thank you!

    It’s nice to see your children are doing well. I’m also proud…I’ve got a niece who just won her seventh grade ‘best artist’ award, and her brother, my nephew is 15 and won a state bowling league! They’re both so polite and beautiful!

    Age 16…he was eighteen, almost 1 . We loved each other for well over half our lives, just love of a great friendship. How could such a nice, great looking, valavictorian deal? What a heartbreaker that couldn’t go forward in my common sense.

    Hey, I love your new art and hope you’ll make more sometime when you feel it’s right. Great timing for ‘lil Wolfie…so sweet. I helped my niece when she was that young and am so elated about it, she’s amazing. I’ll share some experience if you’re still thinking of exhibiting: show up in person to a gallery that has the feel you want with some samples to leave. Also, maybe you have an artists’ association…

    A&A

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    Anonymous | 19 September 2007 at 11:34 pm #

    morning Steven! xxxooo xo hope youre having a blissful day ..53 and 1 week since you were born…glad you’re here!remember…you’re here,in the ever present NOW,in the artspace of dreamsakes,and myspace! thats a ripple! exude absorb exude

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    JONNY NOT YET SO HOLLYWOODISH | 19 September 2007 at 11:50 pm #

    Oh Stacey Jean!!!
    you were my lil sweet sixteen…
    Nevibaby

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    Anonymous | 19 September 2007 at 11:58 pm #

    16,always reminds me of those timeswhen you just seem to land on each other’s laps,and/or overlap..x”this lap reserved for a fiend”

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    Anonymous | 20 September 2007 at 12:04 am #

    Hi sk, I’m SO glad you’re sounding a little bit happier here, the previous blog upset me so much, there was so much sadness in it, it really freaks me out when you talk about “the end” like that. Great news about all the upcoming projects sk, like everyone else here, I’m soooo excited!
    Have a beautiful day tb.
    Love always,
    Amanda

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    Anonymous | 20 September 2007 at 1:02 am #

    Hi SK,

    Wow, do you know how to brighten up a dull olde Sydley Thursday.
    I’m so excited about the Church tour. I was getting worried with no news that you guys may have broken up. 3 mths to go to c my fav band again, hope it goes fast!
    Keeping us in suspense about the double bill (doubt it will be Duran Duran). Who knows? Went to Entertainment Centre recently and everytime I’m sitting there looking around I picture the Church up on that stage playing to a packed venue. You really deserve to be playing there! T’would be a sell out.

    Eagerly awaiting the release of Painkiller. Sure it will ease the pain life brings from time to time.

    Thanks for brightening up my day sk.

    Peace & love,
    Therese

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    xxx | 20 September 2007 at 1:37 am #

    and i think to myself…what a wundafull werld!

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    Anonymous | 20 September 2007 at 8:21 pm #

    ..

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    Anonymous | 21 September 2007 at 9:54 pm #

    xxx

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    Anonymous | 21 September 2007 at 10:43 pm #

    rhetorically :-))) ” ” + ooox


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