posted on November 26, 2005 at 7:58 am

hey believers
here in the above named place
in a video shop down a side street
totally surreal to sit here amongst these people
pretending to be normal
dont reckon im gonna like the gig tonite
didnt like last nite either my fishes
no my precious old gollum dont like nassssty novo castriansss
its like this
if you wrote a book about, say, the effect of the reformation on stained glass art in
you wouldnt do a reading here
well the choich is what that book is, to the music world
they dont like our kinda thing round this way
ok a few do
but not enuff and not enuff to make it werth my wile
like taking coals to newcastle
now youre thinking im just a petulant old rocker
yearning for the salad days (pre vinagrette dressing)
you can lead em to good music
but you cant make em drink
(well theyll be drinkin plenty tonite my friend, thats for sure)
sittin here in a video rental joint in a side street in newcastle
surrounded by flourescent lights and rap music (sks anathema, my green kryptonite)
its weakening me my nibblies
sucking the fucking white light outta my chakras
like nobodies business
suffering for you lot, my readers, my friends, my loves
to bring you this missive to let you know ole sk
is surviving the great rock n roll wars
still fighting on against the maudlin, against the obvious, against the smarmy
against the feeble, against the cynical, against the regulated
against the masculine, against the corporate, against the ordinary
why sir, my trusty bass guitar will blow those straight oafs into chaos
with one A string slur
well im pushing it staying on here
my position has been unsecured, my soldiers of the surrealistic
fuck em
give me rock n roll
or give me something else

i love you
so much

17 Responses to “nuke- ass- L”

  1. avatar
    pilot | 26 November 2005 at 9:18 am #

    stevie, my friend, don’t give up! we are with you and we appreciate your music, your effort and your blog.

    greeting from mexico! and in case you are wondering… yes, you have fans in this desolate land, and not just the dead from the day of the dead.

    see ya soon, hopefully here in mexico *wink wink*

  2. avatar
    razmig tekeyan | 26 November 2005 at 12:14 pm #

    hej steve kilbey.

    hmmm….jo, som ett av dina största fans så är min stora önskan att med mitt band the search få spela tillsammans med the church eller SK nån gång när du/ni uppträder i sverige.

    lycka till på spelningen ikväll!

  3. avatar
    Marlene | 26 November 2005 at 12:35 pm #

    We were at Katoomba – your bands music and words were very healing for my partner who has a lot of sadness at this time – You never know whats going through our souls –


  4. avatar
    Brian | 26 November 2005 at 4:27 pm #

    I remember a show a few years ago in Newscastle where the crowd was so dead that Marty quipped “Hey, they’re selling sleeping bags at the back of the hall!” Who keeps booking you into that unappreciative town?

  5. avatar
    General Catz | 26 November 2005 at 5:31 pm #

    no need to fight
    or give up
    what is out there
    or will remember
    it’s not the good, bad or ugly
    it just is
    and what is shall prevail
    what has passed is passed
    once the truth has spat us out
    and only the sweetest taste remains

    cheers from an old acquaintance from our LA days of 1984/85.

  6. avatar
    subcultureofone | 26 November 2005 at 7:07 pm #

    a blog
    by sk!
    thanks for soldiering on
    slogging through the trenches
    dodging slobbering troglodytes
    just for us
    and congrats on your new arrival
    perfect name, of course


  7. avatar
    Corrado | 26 November 2005 at 8:39 pm #

    you’ve got at least 45 nightfriends in the land of columbus…

  8. avatar
    youamwho | 26 November 2005 at 11:45 pm #

    brother K,

    You’ve got at least 45 more in the land Columbus sucked and fucked the nibblies outta. It’s documented …both Choich minions and C-man’s ravage!

    At any rate…

    Keep on weilding that bass guitar like a scythe in need of some righteous whetting …take no prisoners, kill ’em ALL, stay off the moors …oops …wrong continent … at anyrate, rock on and NEVER …EVER forget to fuck!

    Brother m

  9. avatar
    Brian Turner | 27 November 2005 at 12:52 am #

    Kilbey you are a righteous bipedalling craftsman.
    Keep on rocking…. Keep the beard.

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 November 2005 at 11:46 am #

    yeah, be true.
    Elvis sux.
    Kilbey is king.

  11. avatar
    cgc | 27 November 2005 at 11:55 am #

    Hang in there Steve … better gigs ahead. 🙂 We love you.

  12. avatar
    Andreas | 27 November 2005 at 7:33 pm #

    You’re most important for me… my inspiration. We briefly met before your gig in London in 2004 – flew in from Italy just for that show – I’m glad I could shake your hand and tell you how meaningful your words are for me… Thanks for showing me how strange life can be if you’re really free!

  13. avatar
    kak, pa | 27 November 2005 at 10:49 pm #

    Yer the best

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    MMMMMMM | 27 November 2005 at 11:24 pm #

    Dear Mr Kibb-Lee (my son is here and asked me what a Kibb-Lee was)- you do think so deeply – and thats ok – it was only a video store in Newcastle – you are so lucky to be able to create such wonderful music. There are interesting people in this world – such a rich tapestry of images. No one knows what is going through anothers mind. For me it is important at times to just be. Your writings on this site are very interesting indeed – quite visual. I actually found this site by accident – I went to see the Church in Katoomba recently and saw your books – did not get a chance to look at them on the merchandise table – so had a look on the internet to see where your work was available.

    It was also interesting to watch you guys that night – I cannot remember any of the band members talking on stage before – I can remember the eyes. My partner is the one who is passionate about the bands work and music – and introduced me to the Churchs music during the 80s. I actually first saw your band when I was 16 or 17 – a friend of mine and I has just managed to get out of the Church of Scientology building after 2 hours of talk – a guy who chain smoked and looked like Jimmy Hendrix – had insisted that if I bought this book it would change my life – I added up that I would have no money to go out that night. Anyway we went to the Civic Hotel in Sydney and the band who were meant to play did not turn up and a band called the Church were to play instead – we hoped you had no connection to the previous Church group as I did not want the electric monitor back on my finger and I was a little intimidated by the men in suits -that were there. A couple of songs into the set and the drummer broke the peddle that is used for the large round drum (yes I am not a musican) – tension followed – this is all from memory – I remember thinking these guys are “really different”-you must remember these are my teenage years – also we both – loved the shirts – girl thing – and my friend (best mate)had just found he was “batting for the other team” as he said- an interesting night. Well enjoy your music and life. It was really nice at the Katoomba show as I love theatre and it had that feel for me. I also thought it would be better to have the seating Thai style and have a mixture of poetry and music. The venue in Katoomba has a good feel and it is nice to be able to listen to music in such a setting. Hope you come to Katoomba again – need to think of a way to stop people from talking – people would not talk during a play or a reading – alas they did. I did like the song Under the Milky Way (hope I have the name right) I remember listening to it while travelling through China in the 80s.


  15. avatar
    GJP | 29 November 2005 at 3:39 pm #

    Steve when are you going to grab a digital camera and combine with this Blog a “fotolog”, see like this My fotolog


  16. avatar
    captainmission | 1 December 2005 at 3:54 am #

    Against mediocracy there is an antidote, thank the lord for The Church.

  17. avatar
    Rubikon | 21 February 2006 at 4:03 pm #

    Who took the silent C out of Rap. If you listen you can still hear it.

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