posted on September 12, 2007 at 8:25 am

evening my little pigs
listening to sigur rose
have recorded a track today with jorden b
called the coffee song for the church
i did my vocals that is
the musics quite olde
kinda swampy slippery lazy
“and we can laugh at how easy it all is
and we can laugh cos everybodys in showbiz”
nice stuff
gee jorden is a lovely man
calm n clear
good advice
he gently steers me around
perhaps you could do it again steve he says
and you dont mind that he thinks you could do it better
anyway i write it n sing it in about 2 hours
thats long enough
i guess this track may be on itunes with hounds of love
or something
i will finish today with a poem i am about to write
right now
its starting
can you tell where one thing leaves off
and another thing starts?
can you tell where north ends and south begins?
can you feel the inbreath turning to the outbreath?
can you feel the turning of the tide?
can you feel time as it passes away into past?
infant youth man
a tiny tiny cloud can blot out the sun
what if the sun was god?
what if this was a little dream you were having
in an enchanted wood
by a gurgling brook
blossoms floating thru the eternal spring
and youre 16 forever and forever
in love in love in love
and you walk with the spirits of the trees
and you take these dryads as your lovers
and apollo comes down from olympus
and plays his music which none may resist
and drunk on purple wine
you love your days away
the nights are black studded with silver stars
the grecian night
the wine
the love
the marvellous disarray
a grove of trees hide you from the moon
in the distance is summer
on the horizon a mauve velvet evening
in the air is immortal music
filled with transient harmonics
filled with divine drones and flurries
oh arkadia!
oh centaurs and dancers!
oh our glorious procession!
time stops
the moment freezes
or hardens into a solid unchangeable thing
we will remember this
we may forget much
but we will remember this
this love
this wine
this night
for ever

54 Responses to “non-plussed”

  1. avatar
    skyintheairwaves | 12 September 2007 at 8:59 am #

    can’t wait to hear the tune!

    How can you create such beauty in only two hours?

    It is cetainly a gift Mr K!

    So how many tracks are completed?
    What is the journey of this record, hmm?

  2. avatar
    cloudburst.adrift | 12 September 2007 at 9:10 am #

    can’t wait to hear the new music. lovely poem.. janexx

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    Anonymous | 12 September 2007 at 9:53 am #

    well?!…I could possibly only read this one 39045 times before I’d need to take a break!…where do you find these words?..I must say,I wish I had the words to tell you how beautiful this is…but unless I make up the words,I couldn’t give you a “dictionary” word,for how incredibly {here i go with my bigge vocab,in awe,and gobsmackedness}beautiful your words are!……my vessel be superfluous in responthe 2 thee smashingness,and scrumptiousness o yore woydz!…keep the tale coming SK!…it is very magical and beautiful…yeah,but you wrote it, ,and magic from you ,is not blood from a stone……you constantly inspire me..thank you xxxif you ever need a day off,from your imagination,can i have a go/drive?…have a really special night,and I hope that your pre-birthday dreams are as sweet as this..sending you loving energy,and a whole lotta magic tonight..pre birthday wattage!?{?}…:-);-){so proud of myself:-)}{is :=( “i’ve got a cold/flu?}…love to you,as always,gen x xxxxx

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    Anonymous | 12 September 2007 at 10:35 am #

    Oooooooh sk, you’re on fire!
    A love poem, what could be more beautiful….it’s sweetdreams for me tonite, ta very much sk.
    Love Amanda

  5. avatar
    forest lore | 12 September 2007 at 11:05 am #

    in your warm hands..inspiration does blossom..does blossom inspire?…inspired blossom does..x

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 September 2007 at 11:10 am #

    can we fiends come over for your birthday party SK?..just a thought.x../cw

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 September 2007 at 11:54 am #

    teaser…pleaser….this is why you are my hero………right off the hip…eh?


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    restaurant mark | 12 September 2007 at 12:04 pm #

    hey steve…gotta get to work, but just wanted to wish you an early happy birthday…my son’s is the 13th also…he’ll be 7. he wants to go out for mexican…so that’s the plan. hope yours is a great one! by the way, forgot to comment on klimt yesterday, he’s one of my favorites…looking at the kiss now…right above my computer. there’s this one of his that’s a tree…not much else really. haven’t seen it that much. but it’s just beautiful…best tree ever. you can feel the movement and the life in it just from the picture online that i found. can’t wait to order a print of it…bet the original is amazing! take care and happy b-day…love ya man.


    has anyone heard from veleska lately? haven’t seen her comment in a bit. she’s normally here every day.

  9. avatar
    eek | 12 September 2007 at 12:30 pm #

    Veleska should be back soon — she’s without internet access right now. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Anonymous | 12 September 2007 at 12:32 pm #

    i thought your poem was gorgeous today, steve…sweet excess and liberation…
    so your birthday’s tomorrow is it…you share the day with my dad…you’d like him, steve, he’s a beautiful person and i love him so much…
    jenx, i’d love to meet you in person one day, i feel your life and vitality every time i read you…i love going into old churches and looking at the stained glass windows and seeing the gorgeous play of daylight through the coloured glass…i must say i also love the pictures that my daughter draws and those of my class…such unalloyed joyfulness and an uncomplicated view of themselves and the world…
    love always
    -The Hellbound Heart

  11. avatar
    Athanasius Pernath | 12 September 2007 at 12:45 pm #

    ahoj SK –
    sigur rรณs…aren’t they best when the singer is trying his non-falsetto voice…and there is that track flugufrelsarinn on agaetis byrjun…just gorgeous. gliding along like a drugged whale…
    by the whey:
    did that moon festival package with souvenirs of golem town ever ever arrive – – i still imagine it behind banana containers on a big ferryboat…i am very unsure about this post office’s skills when recently a letter returned to me, via jakarta full of interesting indonesian stamps and scribblings…
    all the best

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 September 2007 at 1:03 pm #

    H,Heart…it’d be v cool to meet you as well…wanna hear a funny story?….I framed{roughly} a picture that my daughter drew for me.I framed it yesterday….i put it on the wall in the hall…i had 3 clients walk past it yesterday,and I wasn’t concerned at their lack of comment,as there are “kiddo paintings”covering one side of my fridge….this afternoon,I had a girlfriend come over…her reaction to the newly framed piece of art on the hall wall…”gen?…mate?…baby?!…you’ve framed the gas bill,ya mad cow!”…twas soooo funny!…i’m actually tempted to leave it up for a few days,just for a giggle….xxxlove to you n family…gen x

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 September 2007 at 1:17 pm #

    wow you are sooo great
    repeat line or two from current bloggg
    comment on comment
    boring story
    love and kisses
    you are so me
    giggle smiley face blow job
    am i one of the beloved yet

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    Faye | 12 September 2007 at 1:36 pm #

    I love you SK! any being,with a heartbeat could ever resist you,is beyond me…..that is a beautiful poem..a rare gift has been granted to its sedimentation,filling your heart,it’s adoring tickle and glow,will remind you,that YOU are the reason it wants to stay in your heart….Happy Birthday SK!your Artistry is timeless,and eternal {and I mean it!} xo xo

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    CSTCoach | 12 September 2007 at 1:40 pm #

    cool news on the new song. lookin fwd to it.

    absolutely beautiful poem. you brought back very clearly images of such nights, and strangely enough the location – mediterranean shores, stony sun-bleached adriatic islands, was the same…

  16. avatar
    CSTCoach | 12 September 2007 at 1:45 pm #


    Off-topic question, hope you don’t mind…

    I’m headed to Sweden next month, coaching an event in Gothenburg, but will also be hanging out in Stockholm, yer old haunt. Got any recommendations? A cool cafe, a poetic view, a secret place?


  17. avatar
    C.les Teal ghost of the galaxy | 12 September 2007 at 2:24 pm #

    …I sometimes wonder..{under pre-historic SKies}the “big bang”{the first moment of this journey}’s cosmic ripple…is it a facet of your song,and the lingers of my silent message ,which has moulded parts of constellations,to our individual desires…can I say,my hand on my heart,and a fresh message from Big Daddy Moon,a venomless, scorpion the peace of an album ago..”Happy Birthday”is the message,and you know the angles of this phrase… infinite words..infinitely,words…x

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 September 2007 at 3:36 pm #

    Hi Steve,

    I hope you’ll find room for “Saturation” on your next album.I really like that song. Cool way to start off your shows.
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark.

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    Candy | 12 September 2007 at 3:50 pm #

    hope all of your wishes come true for you on your birthday!..a sweet goodnight from me…and asweet song…sweetest dreams Sweet SK! xo xo xo

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    JONNY NOT YET SO HOLLYWOODISH | 12 September 2007 at 4:41 pm #

    Forever Music Amen…

  21. avatar
    davem | 12 September 2007 at 6:43 pm #

    Bloomin’ lovely. Like you.
    Have a very, very Happy birthday.
    I send you as much love as I can from a very pleasant – for a change – Middle England.

    Thomas – you’ll find Saturation on Back with Two Beasts. The recorded version also sounds great played loud. It’s worth getting for that track alone but there are other gems…pearls, snowfaller. Get it as quick as you can.
    Love you more SK. Can’t wait to hear yet another new track!!

  22. avatar
    woodsprite | 12 September 2007 at 7:52 pm #

    A very happy solar return, SK. Cheers to you.

  23. avatar
    eek | 12 September 2007 at 8:00 pm #

    Happy Birthday Steve. I hope you have a beautiful day spent with the people you love.

    Of course I always wish for you good things, but your birthday should be even more special. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 September 2007 at 8:41 pm #

    Happy Birthday,to you!Happy Birthday to you!Happy Birthday,Dear Steven!Happy Birthday to you!….You are THE BEST!..I really do hope you have something coooool Planned,for today!…”Beings of the cosmos…Tis the one they call… SK’..s Birthday… TODAY!Bring on the musicians,and the dancing girls…cue the rose petal bearers,and warm the Killer’s slippers…and for goodness sake ,someone roll him a birthday sized J ,and make the lovely “Him” a cup of tea in bed!”…..xxxxx love,as always,gen x :-))))..P.S. I sang it out aloud too,whilst typing it for you!didja hear it? xxx

  25. avatar
    CSTCoach | 12 September 2007 at 8:59 pm #

    Happy Birthday Steve. All the best to you today, and in the coming year.



  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 September 2007 at 8:59 pm #

    It looks like Mill Valley CA, loves you Steve with a block party on September 13, 2007!

    Peering through the cosmic frozen stained glass
    Where time is ageless
    Soul mates in the gaze
    upon non-direction valleys ‘n streams
    Lite Light beems radiate out
    Phenomenal sounds
    Empirical and Eclectic
    A cosmic shattering of cubist constructive utopia
    stolen again and again
    the universe over
    in the close distance
    right in front of us, we nab and exchange

    A Merry Birthday Eve to you Steve Kilbey!


  27. avatar
    verdelay | 12 September 2007 at 9:43 pm #


    happy bird day, you olde hippie type, you. Some blessings (in triplicate).

    May a series of wry smiles play across your auld testament-like features, each interlaced with the next, in some small unfolding comedy for the day that only you are privy to.

    May you be surprised and mildly awed by the otherwise apparantly insignificant trajectory of a small beetle or other carapacious insectoid as it flies on by, never to be seen again.

    May small bright filaments of divine cosmic whatsit whirl and whorl in colourful array about your solar plexus., etc.


  28. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 12 September 2007 at 9:46 pm #

    Happy 53 anniversary of your inception on this planet. Your earthly pilgramage has been intermittently tumultuous but wonderfully glorious and you have enlightened, solaced and entertained innumerable souls who live in woe as the carnivores and destroyers ravage our planet and its priceless species with utmost irreverence for the Creator(who bestowed you with inimitable talents).

  29. avatar
    lily was here | 12 September 2007 at 9:57 pm #

    Happy birthday time being! I hope you are spoiled rotten, treated like a king … and a beautiful stranger in the street says ‘hey you’re steve kilbey aren’t you? i LOVE your music – geez you’re looking good still mate’ Because we already know that. I can feel time as it passes away but its also another chance to shed a layer of skin and let yourself breathe.
    with love Sue

    ps dont forget the birthday art sale today everyone! And there’s a new gig at the Excelsior Surry Hills on 28 Oct. Um, and dont forget to pick up and put your wrapping paper in the bin Steve ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. avatar
    lily was here | 12 September 2007 at 10:00 pm #

    sorry, thats 27th Oct Excelsior Hotel, Surry Hills – got a bit excited. You special dudes can email Kris at to reserve your ticket.

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 September 2007 at 10:23 pm #

    Happy Birthday sk!!, thanks to L&J Kilbey for creating this gorgeous being on this day, 53 years ago!! (if the title of this blog “non-plussed” is about today, try and enjoy it anyway ok,sk!).
    I wuv u,

  32. avatar
    Imber | 12 September 2007 at 10:46 pm #

    Happy Birthday SK!

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 September 2007 at 10:58 pm #

    Happy Birthday Kaptain K!

    This is the one day of the year when I think flattery should be allowed (even encouraged!) on this blog. So here goes –

    Steve, you are holding up pretty well for an old fella.

    On this day and all the days to come…may the road rise up to meet you and the wind be always at your back.

    My sincerest and best wishes to you.


  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 September 2007 at 11:09 pm #

    happy birthday to you!

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 September 2007 at 11:26 pm #

    We LOVE YOU STEVEN KILBEY! X Happy Birthday to yoooooo!

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 September 2007 at 11:42 pm #

    genx,youre awesome!i’m falling for you as well.happy birthday killer!

  37. avatar
    Faye | 13 September 2007 at 12:12 am #

    Everything “Churchie & SK” on the shuffle today!This kind of day,has for 22 yrs,been known by me,and all of my friends,as “A Churchie day at Faye’s”…have burned one down,in your honour.and the incense blend is a wish for you…am blown away!*…i will always be blown away by your SKness!
    ..Happy Birthday! xo

  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2007 at 12:41 am #

    …three crazy Irish artists,at the bar…”I won the 250 dollars for my poem!”says Jimmi..”Well I won the potato carving prize,in 1967,and there’s never been anything so captivating since!”says Mick…”That’s it!”says Patrick,as he pushes himself back from the bar….and struts to the door..with a gust of inspiration,he’s gone…..Jimmi n Mick chase Patrick outside..only to find him standing like a starfish in the cow paddock….”What ARE you doin Pat?”……Patty replies”I’m goin to try to win the Nobel Prize!….”WHAT?”they ask in unison.”How ya goin to win the Nobel Prize?…..”I’m outstandin in me field!!!!!”said Patrick….a joke from the vault,for your Birthday SK!…love,as always,xxxxx gen x

  39. avatar
    stealthblue | 13 September 2007 at 2:16 am #

    Another fine HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, Kilbo. May we be blessed with your presence on this Earth for many, many countless years to come. Sending you much love and respect…
    All the very best to you and yours,
    Ben V.

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2007 at 3:17 am #

    Happy Birthday SK,

    I knew you’ld make it.
    May there be many more.
    Break out the Riccadonna and celebrate.

    Lovely blogs lately too.

    You’re beautiful (still)!

    Love Lady Di

  41. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2007 at 3:28 am #

    Hi Birthday Boy,

    Sending lots of very happy birthday wishes to you.

    Enjoy your special day and nite with the fambley (so good you have all your daughters together).

    Sending “cheers” when you raise your glass. Enjoy.

    Peace & love,

  42. avatar
    timf | 13 September 2007 at 3:31 am #

    moving is the only way i can describe the poem today…

    anticipating the new music…will keep watching itunes for it…

    Downloaded Halrold Budd and Brian Eno on your recommendation…(months ago) beautiful music for when one is doing qigong. Thanks for the tip.

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2007 at 3:48 am #

    Hey Steve,

    I just wanted to wish you a
    Happy Birthday and a wonderful

    All the best

  44. avatar
    ;=))) | 13 September 2007 at 3:53 am #

    Musical chairs,or twister,anyone?..fairy cakes and fizz…laughter and reflection..its a beautiful world we live in!..happy birthday steve xx ๐Ÿ˜‰

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2007 at 3:59 am #

    *please?* )

  46. avatar
    Jen Jewel Brown | 13 September 2007 at 4:38 am #

    Harpy b’day, get naked!!!

  47. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2007 at 5:30 am #

    lucky I took that on the right angel!..HaHa! Xbirthday wishes in your vector, SK! love you always…/cw

  48. avatar
    Azza | 13 September 2007 at 6:16 am #

    Happy B’day killer. Thanks for the sale ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll have a Kilbey original to go for my birthday present thanks Holly!!

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    Birthday kisseseseseseseseseseseseseseseseseseseseseseseseseseseseseseses | 13 September 2007 at 6:29 am #

    X …I think I can speak for most of us here today SK….We love you sooo much,you immaculate bean*!

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    Anonymous | 13 September 2007 at 6:29 am #


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    fantasticandy | 13 September 2007 at 6:49 am #

    on this special day in the kilbey universe i shal be playing your ‘worst’ album…GAF.
    it often helps me put things into perspective.
    if my ‘best’ stuff comes even a little bit close to being as good as your ‘worst’…..well….

    much love to you master songsmith,
    all the best on your birthday,
    andy L.

  52. avatar
    wood nymph | 13 September 2007 at 6:50 am #

    happy sweet birthday and a thousand kisses all over you


  53. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2007 at 6:51 am #

    Thank you, davem, I went to The Church homepage and ordered it instantly. It is the only Church cd missing in my collection, so I can barely wait to hear it!
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark.

  54. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 September 2007 at 8:17 am #

    Oh,my lordy lordy lordy..{sigh}..{?}..rockin my soul SK! x

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