posted on August 5, 2007 at 1:21 am

bono n jeff beck in a bar
watching the blue peacocks on the lawn
a gouache semi opaque day
a mellotron sound of birds
dante n the starlings
st francis n the starving waifs
artificial sundayness
just squeeze and apply
steve tyler and a roof tiler
hippie mudbricklayer listens to the go bees
grape juice wine green ginger space drunk
music: thats me manipulating the flutes
as his last meal
until the next
oat milk
soy milk
rice milk
omega 3 .5 yellow syrup
updated with good grease
then strawberries
then dates
date dates
blend it up smooth
smoother than a real mr smooth in smoothland
drink it down
oh oh you needed that
imagine your stomach when that alkaline hit hits
not some chemical dead thing full of ugly bits
but fresh nice clean fuel
yes this keeps you singing
work on songs yesterday
its so easy work
work to play
play and play all day
the guitars all bent in framework
the music is dolloped n ladled on top of itself
sing here stop there
these words will sit here on top the foamy bits
these words are to be heard only on sundays
long gone sundays
n sunday yet to come
eternal sunday
brighton beach melbourne
dad gives us ten bucks to buy some ice creams
its such an adventure
cos melbourne has different ice creams to us
and we cross strange streets
and we stand dwarfed within the strange smelling milk bar
2 blackberry splices
3 gluggs and a vanilla oodle bar
a snowy boy
a caramel triple treat
a raspberry woofle splodge
and one ju jube bo bo with sprinkles
the guy says
we only got butterscotch woofle splodges
me and the other kids consider
ok then …we’ll take 2o cents worth of fruit dribbles
back at the beach my dad doesnt even ask for the change
wow says paul
he didnt even ask you for the change
i smile n finger the 75 cents in the inner pocket in my boardshorts
sunday has melted all around us
we have become stuck in it
there will never be another week day ever again
sunday has become lodged in the worlds gullet
sunday afternoon everywhere all over this planet n universe
sunday day of rest
rest of sunday
god resting after a big saturday night finishing off the earth
lovers waking up in sundrenched sheets early sunday afternoon
laughter and late breakfast
walking round the room naked looking for your book
the sun streams in on sunday and explores your lovely bodies
your lovely heads loll on the lovely pillars
you tangle entangled in the diminishing day
newspapers : someone got hurt
someone got married
someone else died
children walking dogs
pleasant sunday valley
north bondi pleasant peasant seeking pleasure
out soon
out now
coming back atcha!
yours truly

38 Responses to “nut screws washers and bolts”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 August 2007 at 2:14 am #

    Any month beginning on a Sunday will contain a Friday 13th.

    There you go.

    Don’t bother to thank me for that one.


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    Anonymous | 5 August 2007 at 3:00 am #

    coconut soy cream sundaes
    Ur 2 suggestive
    hey U2 kids like ice cream?
    Jump out that seat n get over here! its my treat..
    any strawberry honey jalapeno?
    Oh my head, its sooo green….
    later jaime r……

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    Anonymous | 5 August 2007 at 3:11 am #

    The day of the sun…..long may it last……long may it reign….sunday afternoon on the front verandah,music,cups of t or a bucket of caffeine{or whatever takes one’s fancy}and some real incense,n a nice big J,to burn….ahhh!”every day is like sunday”{always seems to come on my “shuffle” on it’s appropriate day….I am fortunate enuff,in my position,that every day CAN be sunday…aint nuttin like working for yourself….hope the MUSIC{note the capitals,for importance/relevance}is serving you well…..a smashing day,to you,Mr.Kilbey…love,as always,genx xxxxx

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    Brien Comerford | 5 August 2007 at 3:41 am #

    Intiguing blog today by the one and only SK. Jeff Beck’s causes are animal rights and protecting the environment. He’s no fan of Bono or U2. He likes John McLaughlin, Macca, Chrissie Hynde, Roger Waters, Cozy Powell, Stanley Clarke,Ravi Shankar and Brian May.In Chicago he was seen at a bar with Bon Jovi and Sambara. I can’t spell their names because I never listen to them(they like JB). I do know that Sk, JB, Macca and crazy Chrissie are the most talented veggie rock stars on the planet. SK and JB truly rule. They will never share a stage because JB don’t like using vocalists and SK has great guitarists in THe Church. I just saw a vicious latino verse latino boxing match and this blog salvaged what’s left of my sanity. SK found salvation in 1972 according to Empedocles’ rules. Pretenders’ song” Human” is on my CD player now and I like it. Guns and Roses suck !

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    Anonymous | 5 August 2007 at 4:02 am #

    Just comparing notes with ya:

    Easing up on Saturday night here in Marin County, sipping an ice cold japanese beer and watching a couple movies- both were a little tooo artsy, even for me. My Friday nite was more like a Saturday nite this time- what with going out with the boyfriend in a couple of quaint little Marin towns- Saint Anselmo and Mill Valley.

    A typical Saturday nite usually allows me little cerabellum a much needed rest. Alas, not this nite! Tomorrow- the other Architect and I move the rest of the studio into our shiney gorgious design centre! I’m already looking forward to getting back to the all Sunday routine of Art and Architecture. Love ’em dearly.

    I’ll be mind travelling to the nearby beach and Mt. Tam…it’s getting very warm here! It’s nice to see you’re having a lovely time! Please say a prayer for me.

    ArtAmused in CA

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    Anonymous | 5 August 2007 at 4:06 am #

    Hey Brien,

    I’ve just ordered BWTB! I’ve been naughty in my delay. I’m pleased you took a 2nd look at The Church.

    AA in CA

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    Anonymous | 5 August 2007 at 5:04 am #

    thanks b.bon

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    Anonymous | 5 August 2007 at 5:33 am #

    I am not interested in the relationship between Eco and Dante. Is there anyone out there who is willing to discuss the role of “Friendship” in Dante’s Commedia and in particular in relation to Virgil and Beatrice. I am writing my doctorate thesis on this topic and a fresh viewpoint would be appreciated.Perhaps this is not the place considering that it is not my blogg-but I would hope that it is o.k. to have open and intelligent dialogues.

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    veleska1970 | 5 August 2007 at 5:44 am #

    mmmmm….sundays and ice cream. what a lovely idea. i think i’ll have one of each.

    enjoy your sunday, steve.

    lotza love…..

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    40 Versions | 5 August 2007 at 5:52 am #

    i am so empty. i can’t even comment. My brains fell out.
    meditation does that. It feels so good though being so empty. the visions have ceased. the grand illusions have been extinguished. Cut through with each deep Sunday afternoon trance state. cut away by 3 hour trances, cut the illusion away like a knife through an avocado. what a perfect and amazing puzzle this universe. God was a physicist first bobbing for apples in his universe of habitation. this is his universe of sleep, in parallel.
    so empty I am here, in amongst the beauty that i have surrounded myself with. I may as well just pray some now and again. Do an entended mantram then offer up some communication, ask God for one more Church album at the very least. I can’t ask for much being so blessed with SK already.

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    mattdavison | 5 August 2007 at 6:06 am #

    ….and you meet a new friend, John Bon Jovi… He slips up from behind and asks you “if he can have a print of ‘Jesus in Bondi for the kids of the W. Wilson childrens home in Janesburg, PEN.

    You say sure.. see that little foundry, over the road..they have some prints my friend.. But how’d about an original.

    John taken aback..

    Sure, and thankyou Mr Killbee.. Thankyou!! Umm “didn’t you write Under the milky way”…………

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    daniel12 | 5 August 2007 at 7:28 am #

    Bono and Jeff Beck walk into a bar.
    Bono says “Jeff I know your a great and influential guitarist but you couldnt sing or write a decent song to save your life.”
    Jeff says “well Bono dont be offended but i think your guitar playing’s crap”
    Bono says “Fuck I’ve got a great idea!, Lets form a partnership!. You write the songs and I’ll play the guitar!.
    Bono and Jeffs (Secret) partership has since gone on to sell more stuff than anyone. The’ve even sold more stuff than (the Beatles eclipsing)Stock Atkin and Waterman.
    But even so .,, Some geezers out there still enjoy playing music.
    Sad fools that they are.

    I like your early childhood bloggs Nevets. Sounds like it was a happy time. My early childhood was a happy time too. It’s been the Ebow that’s sustained me. I’ve noted that most fuckups i’ve known have had unhappy childhoods.
    So treat your children well etc…
    I know you will.

    Cheers,.God Bless

  13. avatar
    boggy | 5 August 2007 at 8:27 am #

    Sunday Bloody Sunday

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 August 2007 at 8:58 am #

    Dearest F,
    I used to be interested in knowing more about Dante, but I’m not so serious now. I could recommend a Dr. what’s-her-name of Humanities in the Arts at Dominican University in San Rafael, CA. I’ve forgotten her name, and I hope she’s still teaching there- this is the best I can do for your specific needs. You might like her- she’s is expert on Dante.
    AA in CA

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    Anonymous | 5 August 2007 at 10:35 am #

    …and heeree’s HBH back on line…my computer internet connection shit itself for a few days…hells bells…off line for a while and look what i miss out on…storms…tempests and lots of other stuff…i missed reading your daily blogs, steve…particularly love the one on your bass…with the way you woo your instrument, it must be a female entity…
    as for today’s blog, the flavours of my childhood were frozen sunnyboys…chocolate wagon wheels, white knights (lost a few fillings on those), chocolate cobbers, gingernut biscuits and beetroot sandwiches (absloutely LOVED the last two when i was a kid)…
    great to be back…
    love always
    -The Hellbound Heart

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    Daberhasher | 5 August 2007 at 10:38 am #

    i always love the sunday blogs!!!
    a room with a view,
    a view all the way back, back, back,
    back to now…
    now being a splendid sun drenched
    sunday of course…
    the bass guitar was swell as well…
    from matter of fact
    to mellifluous…


  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 August 2007 at 10:40 am #

    don’t you HATE it when you read back on your typing and you find a stuff-up… ABSOLUTELY

  18. avatar
    A month of Sundaes | 5 August 2007 at 10:42 am #

    Happy sunday!…a day for the lushes and the laughers..a day for those swimmin’ above the surface…/J38.4

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    Anonymous | 5 August 2007 at 10:54 am #

    hello H.Heart….good to see ya{ha ha..pardon ze pun}my puta has been v.dodgyfor the last few days as well…it died today,for 3hrs….and now?she’s a working fine…F.R.E.D.{f..king ridiculous electronic device}mmmmmmm……bugger hey?! xxx genx

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    cheeky wench | 5 August 2007 at 12:49 pm #

    “You’re saying no no no I must be on my way
    But it really has been a pleasant night
    And you go so slow hope they’ll ask you to stay
    And indifference gives you a fright”

    …someone famous wrote those words & called it a month of sundays… & then years later he wrote about sundays again…

    lovely blogge 🙂

  21. avatar
    matthew | 5 August 2007 at 12:52 pm #

    That was beautiful.

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    Celticat | 5 August 2007 at 1:03 pm #



  23. avatar
    don joe | 5 August 2007 at 2:01 pm #

    Lovely Steve,
    A nice distraction to end the day. Reset the head you could say. Thankyou.

    don joe

  24. avatar
    verdelay | 5 August 2007 at 3:06 pm #


    The Great Lie.
    The illusion of leisure.
    A silent threat.
    A lingering fear.
    The blow that doesn’t come.
    But is always on the cards.
    Time leaches out.
    Seconds dribble away.
    This day must end.
    And then…?
    This life must end.
    And then…?

    An afterlife of eternal Monday.

  25. avatar
    NickF | 5 August 2007 at 3:12 pm #

    I like all the descriptions about the ice creams @ the beach. i was smoking a spleef last night listening to the last two song s from ” starfish ” …….. amazing guitar work in the ends of both of these songs. i think the recorded version of ” hotel womb ” may be positively a perfect song. awesome

  26. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 5 August 2007 at 7:24 pm #

    Dear AA in CA:

    My rediscovery of The Church must have been divine intervention. A friend of mine was in Australia in 2006 and happened to see Steve Kilbey perform at a Vegan Festival. My friend returned to Chicago and asked if I ever heard of Steve Kilbey. I said yes he is the lead singer of The Church. He replied that SK is the trippiest, coolest vegetarian that he has ever scene perform. I did research at Amazon.COM and read all these glowing reviews of The Church. Now I can’t get them out of my CD player. Alluring, addictive and compelling music at its best.

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 August 2007 at 8:12 pm #

    Thanks anonymous. I am acquainted with most of the scholarship on Dante and know a few Dantisti.


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    Anonymous | 5 August 2007 at 9:54 pm #

    I am astounded and disgusted by your arrogance…I have been a huge supporter of you ….now i feel like an idiot…makes me want to throw your shit in the trash… you insult your readers and listeners…now i see what a bunch of fucking idiots your alleged fans are….the hateful comments about U2 and others…shut the fuck up you stupid tasteless little imbeciles…Look at the world!@!! you got plenty of garbage to diss…Fucking grow up!!!!! God, what a joke..Careful what you ask for Steve, your gonna feel the Axe sooner or later. You have been extremely fortunate in this life…And now i know the stories about you are true. I didn’t want to believe cuz i was the smartest most hurt guy around, i had vision, and i thought you spoke for me, gave me comfort.Now I see you are someone who has no true feel for disposession…For you, its some kind of space trip or whatever, but all goes back to how great you are!!! God, i am going to be sick now.If I read this anymore it’s for detached observation reasons or fucking boredom. Don’t kid yourself…the thrill is gone. ~*~ What a sad day this had to be…………………………………………………………….

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    Anonymous | 5 August 2007 at 10:45 pm #

    are we serious here?
    ok there..there
    maybe somebody forgot to tell someone that they can have some ice cream
    I know we saved some for U2..
    its gonna be……….. okay
    how about a cherry?
    ah yes, and the stories are true
    but eventually you’re gonna have to learn how to burp yourself..
    the thrill is nothing but a thrill
    God bless you
    busy Bee………………………
    how about you step outside
    have some chocolate soy milk
    and a smile..
    and shut the front door..

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 August 2007 at 10:53 pm #

    All I can say its like
    Sundae Bloody Sundae…
    ovah here…(ala joe pesci)
    and I just couldnt resist.. ovah here

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 August 2007 at 11:01 pm #

    I mean..
    Look at the World!!
    All ovah here…
    yeah right dere..
    up, down and around
    like when you pull yo peanut out of the shell..
    and the whole world is spinning like that peanut in yo mouth..
    oh my God
    Godda love peanuts.. ovah here

    curtain falls

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 August 2007 at 11:44 pm #

    Anon @ 7:54: I’m not really defending U2, but I USED TO prefer the side projects of Bono and Lanois over U2.

    Anyway Human Being, I’m also enjoying your vivid memories of your childhood- it’s almost like being there.

    Art Amused

  33. avatar
    Fireseed | 6 August 2007 at 12:16 am #

    hi steve and fellow blog buddies

    funny how childhood is the most evocative and intense time of life! steve’s recollections always transport me back to my own blurry ‘days of innocence and wonder’…

    hope your sunday was as rejuvenating as mine – on the fragrant slopes of the magic mountain…

    love to ya all


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    Anonymous | 6 August 2007 at 1:10 am #

    anon @ 7.54am ….you are a wally!there is an easier option for your negative thoughts to be expressed……shut up,and/or go away…whichever of these options you choose,would show more class,than your ineffectual venomous bile…have a lovely day!…..gen x

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    eek | 6 August 2007 at 1:23 am #

    When I was a little kid we used to walk to this teeny general store up the road — it was close enough mum could watch us the whole way through the kitchen window. On the way we would collect soda bottles for the refund which would give us enough money to get quite a haul from the penny candy counter. Sometimes we would even have enough to each get an ice cream bar (whee!!). Once in a great while mum would start us out with enough money to get that extra special treat — boxed pizza mix. 🙂

    Many years later — shortly before it finally closed — I stopped in one last time and well, frankly it wasn’t all that. But when I was a child it was such a magical place.

    Thanks for stirring up that memory. 🙂

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    ?{?} | 6 August 2007 at 1:37 am #

    Now that’s a title,that only you could get away with,Dante….love it!

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    Faye | 6 August 2007 at 3:23 am #

    $250 later…My computer’s got one more of it’s 9 lifes ticked off!mine died last night as wellfolks….these nonchalonte leiseurely I.T.folk…a visit from 9am til 9:45am….$250?OUCH!

  38. avatar
    Sunshine | 6 August 2007 at 4:57 am #

    Have you ever had a sundae on Sunday? I can’t say I have.

    (yeah, I’m still here…)

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