posted on November 24, 2007 at 1:06 am

the church are writing some songs in alexandria
been burning my candle at both ends
and then some
a naughty boy
an awful boy
wicked little steven
fried sizzled blowing my brains out
pleasure sweet pleasure
ah but today
the inevitable today
go australia
choose your leader
tho choice is there none
its such a pity
i could have been a real statesman
i wouldnt regurgitate previously prepared fluff
i can think on my feet
trouble is
im having a hard time walking on em
think of me today
pumping my mighty fender jazz
somewhere in a sleazy rehearsal room

43 Responses to “not much of a blog today”

  1. avatar
    veleska1970 | 24 November 2007 at 1:22 am #

    the magicians hard at work creating their magic. **ooooo** i’m getting all warm and fuzzy with excitement and anticipation. long live the church!!

    lotza love…..

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    Anonymous | 24 November 2007 at 1:50 am #

    nice one!!!!!!give us that magic disc,..take it easy sk!bloody pirates!they come in and put a lit match to both ends of that candle,and before ya know it,splat!so take care of yourself,and say hello to the other gentlemen from me!…its gonna be fucking fantastic,so go withe the waves,and your instincts…you rock!may the god of the fenderverse find his dancin’ feet today! love to you,as always,,gen the lushbag! xxxooo ps. sending you some magic starry vibes to the body that carries your lovely soul…and some raspy honey for the voice…yeeeeehah! x

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    fantasticandy | 24 November 2007 at 2:23 am #

    the event of the year.
    a wonderful weekend to all!
    andy L.

    p.s. vel,’n dave ‘n amanda, the totally incomparable mr.hollywood and of course me esskay himself..
    i am fine…just had tests…my heart is A1…my recovery has stunned the medics.
    we are starting our own label,i am playing like a demon, writing better than ever, deeply in love, and loved in return.
    but YOU can’t ignore these people, or indeed person…be honest, c’mon, even the act of saying you don’t notice them betrays the fact that you do.
    i bumped into someone today,
    guy i had not seen for over three years.
    this man had conducted a mindless, misguided campaign of hate against me…hurtful and pointless…even now i have no idea why.
    last time i saw him he was full of venom and spite just like the fool/fools on here.
    when i nearly accidentaly knocked him off his feet today…i had to help him steady himself and put his breathing apparatus back on.
    yeah…his heart and lungs are fucked..he’s gonna die any day now…he’s a shambling wreck…i felt so sorry and sad for him.
    whoever it is do yourself a favour…pack it in eh?
    don’t carry a heavy load of hate around in your heart….lifes too short…it can’t do your soul or body any good.
    give it a thought?

  4. avatar
    JJ | 24 November 2007 at 3:37 am #

    I’d like to be a fly on the rehearsal room wall in Alexandria.

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 November 2007 at 4:27 am #

    great stuff!spot on .

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    Anonymous | 24 November 2007 at 6:11 am #

    oh yeah, baby, can’t wait to hear what alchemy is created in that little rehearsal room…i love your music, have for years and always will…
    andy, you’re one of the nicest people i’ve read around the blogs and i’m so pleased things are ok for you (also very sage words of wisdom)…
    loved yesterday’s blog, fame, don’t know if i’d like it, it’d be a snake that you’d have to handle very carefully…
    love always
    -The Hellbound Heart

  7. avatar
    lily was here | 24 November 2007 at 6:38 am #

    Your foot’s not getting any better??

    note to sydneysiders: PK’s girls will be playing church songs in tribute at Spectrum tonite.


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    davem | 24 November 2007 at 7:24 am #

    Dancing around the kitchen in my underpants!!!
    Not much of a sight to behold, but it’s the honest expression of my utter joy at the worlds GREATEST band coming together. YYYYEEEESSSSSSSS!!!

  9. avatar
    Melissa | 24 November 2007 at 7:32 am #

    ^^wow.. that is real joy there, davem!

    SK, what’s wrong with your foots? And take care of your brains.. the world needs ’em 🙂

    Have a very fine day of creating.. sounds very exciting & wonderful!

    Lots of happy wishes to all .. keeping everything crossed for the best result today .. go Kevin 07 .. I guess


  10. avatar
    JONNY NOT YET SO HOLLYWOODISH | 24 November 2007 at 7:44 am #

    Esskay for president, Jonny Hollywood for vice president, haha…
    The Truth Hurts

  11. avatar
    knot me | 24 November 2007 at 7:52 am #


    clairvoyant, eyeless
    drinking in sandstone clay
    old circles of bears
    you could have the stars and
    wind I caught
    if you would step outside

    my rape the harvest
    chaparral so to return where I
    had lain
    now cut, I can never declare
    beyond firepoppy corpse light
    sulfur bathed, yet I do not
    reborn and stamped with inks
    lines that hover between heaven
    and earth

    you lower a magazine
    your eyes filled with
    the gray blue green leaves more
    that early that I once wore


  12. avatar
    captain mission | 24 November 2007 at 8:37 am #

    thats the best news steve, love to you all.

    ps. mr candy / andy
    i don’t read many of the comments anymore but noticed yours today, just wanna say im glad your well, and i really liked what you wrote, let go of hate, life’s to fucking beautiful, i really needed to read that today and re educate myself a bit, so thanks man. Wise words.

  13. avatar
    relic | 24 November 2007 at 8:55 am #

    knot me 6:52. I have NO idea what that means.

  14. avatar
    blackeyes | 24 November 2007 at 9:01 am #

    andy L.
    have been reading your comments over 6 months.
    some of them are really funny; and some of them are quite sentimental. i used to think you are actually much younger than your age.
    but one fact is, you are truly one of the kindest men in the world and a friend worth to have.
    glad you are well.
    warmest wish from a stranger.

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 November 2007 at 9:09 am #

    The Church recording!, it’s all I needed to hear to make me a happy chappy!!!!
    Love Amanda

  16. avatar
    Klink | 24 November 2007 at 10:57 am #

    Great news re the new material…can’t wait to hear it.
    Coincidently, just listening to a little blast from the past… “Sometime Anywhere”

    Good luck in the studio..could be worse.


  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 November 2007 at 11:14 am #

    Did you say buzzzzzed?!!!
    No wonder you’re fried, naughty steevan!!!
    Luv Princey

  18. avatar
    fly on wall | 24 November 2007 at 11:15 am #

    May the tales we hear via this blog about the recording of the latest Church album rival the stories we haven’t been told about the making of Heyday


  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 November 2007 at 11:25 am #

    On the computer and have the channel 7 election coverage on in the background and just heard Almost With You played-what the? Kev is Almost With Us, they’re playing it about the smarmy one? Funny.

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 November 2007 at 11:41 am #

    later…the penny drops -it would’ve been the taste of victory bit, wouldn’t it :).

  21. avatar
    eek | 24 November 2007 at 12:23 pm #

    the church are writing some songs in alexandria

    Very exciting!

    As for wicked little steven — go ahead and be a bit wicked/naughty/awful/etc…just make sure not to end up like Elvis. Not that I think you will.

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 November 2007 at 12:48 pm #

    Personally, I’d rather hear the finished album and take it for what it is, rather than have all the nuts and bolts exposed. I want to eat the cake, not be talked through the steps of the recipe. Etc. This is because for years I read about Bowie’s famous 1972 concert at the Rainbow and saw a few photos and imagined what it must have been like to be there. Then I saw a lot of previously unreleased photos from it and you could see that the stage-sets were literally pieces of scaffolding with planks between them. Sort of dilutes the magic.

  23. avatar
    blackeyes | 24 November 2007 at 1:17 pm #

    he said it just cause we really NEED to know.

  24. avatar
    blackeyes | 24 November 2007 at 1:20 pm #

    who are you? fly on wall?
    stop play your dirty tricks OK?

  25. avatar
    show, don't tell | 24 November 2007 at 1:35 pm #

    I remember Steve telling an interviewer that he spent a lot of time, effort and creativity imbuing his songs with ambiguity, so he wasn’t going to sit there and deconstruct all that by explaining them to some hack. Steve referred to a book he liked a lot called (something like) Seven Layers of Ambiguity. Have to say I’m with our host on this one.

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 November 2007 at 1:40 pm #

    The Church making magic – yes please!

  27. avatar
    not sycophantic: genuinely impressed | 24 November 2007 at 2:18 pm #

    Steve, have you ever come to an explanation for why your creative well never runs dry? Or even thought about it much? Cos it’s inexplicable to me! All the work you’ve just done on Painkiller, several smaller collaborations, a new book(let), artwork, this blog, etc, and you’ve STILL got enough untapped inspiration to write with the Church. Truly amazing – you are a goddamned prodigy, sirrah!

  28. avatar
    restaurant mark | 24 November 2007 at 2:18 pm #

    that’s always great news for us steve…more church music on the way…i may not show davem’s obvious joy by dancing around in my underwear…but that’s only cause i don’t want my wife thinking i’m totally insane…but believe me…i am happy!

    take care everyone


  29. avatar
    mattdavison | 24 November 2007 at 3:01 pm #

    Thats why you’ve been scarce………ok

    that gayboy rudd’s in I am gong back to NZ..


  30. avatar
    timf | 24 November 2007 at 3:09 pm #

    congrats on getting Howard out of office! I don’t know if Rudd is much better but at least he has promised to sign the Kyoto Protocol on global warming and withdraw troops from Iraq…that’s something…no?

    Have a blast!


  31. avatar
    timf | 24 November 2007 at 3:32 pm #

    sk..knowing you are a leonard cohen fan…thought you might be interested in this short doc I just found it was done very recently in montreal, some of his sketches and poems, At 72
    hes still very cool, still inspiring and inspired it appears. check out the link..

  32. avatar
    blackeyes | 24 November 2007 at 5:57 pm #

    to: anny 1.18
    my personal opinion, i think his inspiration is from his love, he always has love: love of life, love of nature, love of music, love of child, love of family, love of people, love of the smallest trembling of the flower, love of the amazement of this world, love of love itself. everybody has love in their own heart, but his is much more deepest, and he has the talent to find it, express it, make it into his own music,his words, his arts. thats why he is he, but not you or me.
    has it answered your question? dont know why you would ask such a question, but i think before you ask, you surely has an answer.

    Sorry Mr.Kilbey, too much comments today. i probably have drunk too much coffee tonight.
    i’m your big big fan.

  33. avatar
    blackeyes | 24 November 2007 at 6:04 pm #

    sorry, it’s “much deeper”.
    not only coffee but also too much booze i’ve drunk tonight, i must admit.

  34. avatar
    CSTCoach | 24 November 2007 at 6:39 pm #

    really fucking great news that you guys are in the studio and doing your magic again. A solo album, a side project, and now something from the mainline in the pipes… That’s nearly an overdose of good luck.

    sk, contact details in your email box. my guy is in bondi until 29th.


  35. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 24 November 2007 at 7:35 pm #

    The Church are so consistently brilliant at this juncture I think it’s difficult for them to render what songs belong on their albums. I am referring to the flawlessly dynamic “Beside Yourself” that were b-sides for the equally exemplary “Forget Yourself”. Those recording sessions were nonpareil and replete with so many fantastic songs.

    Andy L and Davem I wish I was in London from Tuesday through Saturday this week. The inimitable and untameable Jeff Beck will be at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club. What an idyllic venue and I would literally drag you guys there. Nonetheless, I Will See You In Far Off Places.

    Bindi Irwin for future Prime Minister. The new man (Rudd0 must be a bit preferable than Mr. Howard.

    “Not Much Of A Blog” stimulated and galvanized many people SK.

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 November 2007 at 10:27 pm #

    Who knows what the selection process involves these days? Steve once said that “the ones we like the least go on the b-sides”. Hard to imagine any other band NOT putting a song as wonderful as Snowfaller on the ‘real’ album, but then few other bands would’ve put the glorious Life Speeds Up on a b-side. You may be right, Brien, I dunno! So long as they keep releasing the ‘outtakes’ for those that want em, we’re laughing, eh!

  37. avatar
    isolde | 24 November 2007 at 10:29 pm #

    hoo bloody ray! onya kev

  38. avatar
    an idiot | 24 November 2007 at 11:42 pm #

    My crime: mistaking one passport photo by thinking it was from the same session as another taken in a photobooth. Cue a flood of kickings and even something about ‘meddling in people’s lives’! Christ. Steve, I dunno what the fuck y’thought I was implying or having a dig at but fuck me, there’s a raw nerve there somewhere. And I had no intention of twisting it or raking up anything bad or painful and I’m sorry I did. I know y’don’t care if I am or not and as far as you’re concerned I can fuck right off. But before I do, I’ll say it again: I just got two old photos mixed up. Period.

  39. avatar
    steve kilbey | 25 November 2007 at 12:16 am #

    dont go then
    all is forgiven

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 November 2007 at 3:17 am #

    Way to go Steve Great news. Look forward to the results let the creativity flow.

    Steve in Florida

  41. avatar
    Sunshine | 25 November 2007 at 8:05 am #

    Wow, I’m way out of the loop. Isidore II hasn’t been released yet, has it? Did the work SK did w/ Tim whatshisname see the light of day yet? I’m so confused. However, definitely excited about The Church working on new stuff.

    Love to youse all.


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    Anonymous | 26 November 2007 at 5:54 am #


  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 November 2007 at 11:31 am #

    Joy and bliss, anticipation. I feel similar to when a loved one says they are with child…. looking forward to the new babe… Big Smiles Kate

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