posted on December 31, 2010 at 8:13 pm

sydney sky erupting in fireworks

didnt go to a party cos i wasnt feeling that up to it

and hadda skype the kids

its been a bad year for me n kids but not as bad as some

some people had worse years than me thats for sure

i’d like to sincerely thank these people in no particular order

and confer upon them my new years honours

kip mcc : fantastic host n friend revolutionized my web sight

john cole : cool as all hell

johnny tehranian : cds on their way . thanks again. see you in la

kevin keller : i say amazing too often but kevin keller IS!

davey rundle : cmon dave, lets be vegetarians this year! i love ya man!

ricky maymi : one day son this will all be yours . DAVID NEIL!!! YEAH!!

martin kennedy : too nice too talented too unbelievably good! kk2 coming WHITE MAGIC!

glenn bennie : i love you ,gb3 and the undies , ok? good!

jeffrey cain : caino you rescued my mid year slump. isidore will rule!!

holly jordan : i have such a soft spot for you …what? i am working!

sue campbell : i want samoa!

jemal n moksha : thanks for messages n for your great version of invisible!

my melbourne girls yeah you know who you are …mm, m, ap, bsk et al

annakki mayhem : great 2nd book w/ churchy bits too

lloyd n the church army : shoulders in the cause

joe seg : opera house : made it happen

audiences on aussie tour : not a bad bunch of gooseballs

readers on this blog : i love ya all (except ……)

someone i forgot for sure…

oh well

see you tomorrow , next year

waste a money

56 Responses to “nye 10”

  1. avatar
    cazziem | 31 December 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    Happy New Year to you and yours SK, thinking of you all and my dearest wish is that 2011 is full of peace love and harmony for all of us. xx

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    celticat | 31 December 2010 at 10:16 pm #

    Happy New Year Killer – I hope that 2011 brings you and your children closer together. I would like this more than anything for you. Take care my friend 🙂

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    redgrevillea | 31 December 2010 at 10:18 pm #

    been watching ‘they’re a weird mob’…why bother with fireworks when there’s this cutesy hokey little aus film from 1965/66. you see all the same stuff like bondi beach and the harbour, just a few less high-rises, the beer of choice is DA and the theme song is ‘it’s a man’s country sweetheart’. and they’re building a house at 128 greenacre road greenacre. there’s nino from italy. the guy from skippy’s in it, the ranger guy

    60s aussiana, swinging to its own vastness and novelty, its newness, its sundrenched affluence, its crassness. no shame really. no fireworks.

  4. avatar
    Richard | 31 December 2010 at 11:50 pm #

    “01 01 2011”
    sounds better already

  5. avatar
    davem | 1 January 2011 at 12:14 am #

    Wishing only good stuff for you in 2011.

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 1 January 2011 at 12:26 am #

    Happy New Year to all. Please be safe. After taking inventory of the past years ups and downs, its nice to have a fresh start with the double ones (2011). Sk, I have you and your family in my prayers everyday, I hope everything fixes itself in spades and smiles can be seen glowing from Bondi…all across the universe. I hope everyone enjoys the next couple days, rememebering the past 365…and lookin forward to a spectacular 365 to come.

    Cheers !!!

    Darrin K.

    And Holly, I am sorry if I offended you in any shape or form. You were never the target of my angst. You just happened to walk into the crosshairs.

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    Anonymous | 1 January 2011 at 12:48 am #

    wishing a lovely new year to you and all of your readers… a globe of truly interesting souls come together on a blog … magic? yes. thank you.

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    andy | 1 January 2011 at 1:05 am #

    dave ‘n i are not fans steve…..
    wer’e your friends over here.
    and that means everything that comes with true frendship.
    no psycho-babble from us mate!

    aye…it’s been a rough olde year for you on a personal level, though it’s been great to see you gain a bit of long-overdue recognition.
    let’s hope the ying-yang mix evens out for you a bit this new year…..
    much love to you and your girls, both in sweden and delaware!

    p.s. come to think of it best wishes to all who read this extraordinary living growing evolving thing that slim has created!

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      sue c | 1 January 2011 at 7:03 pm #

      Hope 2011 is wonderful for you Andy Lee!

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      taskmasterbob | 1 January 2011 at 11:03 pm #

      Don’t be too hard on the lad Andy. I remember a certain Englishman who finally had the dream come true of Steve Kilbey in his native land. Unfortunately Kilbey did not personally see to it that this unnamed Englishman had a chair for the show. All hell broke loose and this friend of Steve’s carried on for months and even left commenting all together over this “chair” incident. Unconditional friendship, indeed! The good news is now he has forgiven the culprit Steve and now asks for shows in England every chance he gets.

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    Thomas Thomsen | 1 January 2011 at 1:43 am #

    Happy New Year to Steve Kilbey, family and fiends!

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    Steven Krut | 1 January 2011 at 2:46 am #

    Happy New Year to everyone!

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    Andreas | 1 January 2011 at 3:20 am #

    Steve, please receive my warmest wishes for a happy new year. I understand you have had hard times this year but I really hope everything turns out better this new year. I hope your work with the church and the upcoming tour will bring you great satisfaction, and I wish you and your kids will have a great year. Love from Italy,


    PS warm wishes to all fellow readers!

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    c | 1 January 2011 at 3:24 am #

    may 2-11 b (more) prosperous 2 u, Mr. K.
    still a couple o’ hours 2 go on this side

    lotsa luv, as always…

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    Jason (jmb066) | 1 January 2011 at 3:49 am #

    Happy New Year Steve,

    Here’s to a great year for you and the kids.

    Hope 2011 is everything you want it to be.

    Look forward to your many releases this year.

    David Neil
    New Church album

    Wow!! you have been busy.

    Upcoming tour has already made my year and I have not even been there yet.

    See you in Chicago.


  14. avatar
    Freddie | 1 January 2011 at 4:19 am #

    …and don’t forget the audiances on the US tour ya gooseball.
    Happy 2011!

  15. avatar
    Freddie | 1 January 2011 at 4:21 am #

    Fireworks are NOT a waste of money!

  16. avatar
    veleska1970 | 1 January 2011 at 4:45 am #

    happy new year, steve!!

    lotza love….

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    Martha | 1 January 2011 at 5:01 am #

    Happy New Year from tornado country. You’re into your 2011, us Western Hemisphere types are all waiting for ours. Hoping the next is a better one for us all, and – yes – there will be some fireworks tonite, backyard style (thanks to pyrohusband)

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    mr.ricky | 1 January 2011 at 5:22 am #

    Hey! Felicity, Otis and I wish you and all of your family the happiest of new years, Steven! I miss you guys and I miss being in Australia very much… I’m planning on getting back there in time for the Opera House gig (somehow…!) Excited to see you in San Fran on Feb 4th!! Thanks again for all the musical adventures we had this year!!! The GB3 and Hoffmen gigs we did where lots of fun and brought so much happiness to a lot of people! ! Thanks again for everything you have done! DAVID NEIL, YES!!!! Love ya! ALOHA!

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      sue c | 1 January 2011 at 7:04 pm #

      I hope you get here Ricky! xo

  19. avatar
    Patrick Rose | 1 January 2011 at 5:24 am #

    Happy NY Steve!

  20. avatar
    Boy D | 1 January 2011 at 6:17 am #

    Good to c ya Killer – Disarm! Best, Boy D XX

  21. avatar
    jaime r.. | 1 January 2011 at 6:19 am #

    Trust in your kindness.. trust in the faith that lives in all hearts.. time and space will heal us.. Blessings Killah.. Much love..

  22. avatar
    mark griffith | 1 January 2011 at 6:36 am #

    yeah, 2010 has been a tough one at times…i’m pretty much a stay at home dad right now…not by choice. oh, don’t get me wrong…i love being at home with my little girl. but i also liked the money i was able to bring home a few years ago. so until something works out, i’m with her every day instead of paying the 500 a month daycare. but like you said…others have it a lot worse. anyway…
    happy new year to you and your family! see ya soon!
    love ya man

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 January 2011 at 7:18 am #

    I ll go vegy today for sure !!
    Dave r

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      sue c | 1 January 2011 at 7:04 pm #

      I’ll be checkin’ on ya David 🙂 x

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    Lisa | 1 January 2011 at 8:02 am #

    New Year’s wishes to you Steve as well as TTB’ers. The best and brightest of 2011 is yet to come – Cheers!

  25. avatar
    jcole | 1 January 2011 at 8:22 am #

    best wishes for 2011 steve! here’s to a better year for all.

  26. avatar
    John Garratt | 1 January 2011 at 9:26 am #

    If it makes you feel better, 2010 brought me a good Church show.

  27. avatar
    jigsaw | 1 January 2011 at 9:33 am #

    happy ny old chum!

  28. avatar
    Ron Bonham | 1 January 2011 at 10:14 am #

    Submarine Bells by the Chills on NYE. Fuckin’ PERFECT! Here is to a MUCH much better 2011!

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      mr.ricky | 4 January 2011 at 10:23 pm #

      funny, i listened to that on NYE too!

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    Donna | 1 January 2011 at 10:44 am #

    Happy New Year, Steve!! Happy New Year, Readers!! Joy, peace, health, love and prosperity to you all!!

  30. avatar
    hellbound heart | 1 January 2011 at 11:25 am #

    ….so here we go again……wonder what this year will throw at us……hope there are more roses than bricks…..

    love always……

  31. avatar
    Neverman | 1 January 2011 at 11:29 am #

    Happy New Year, SK! I converted three new Church fans this year. One is coming with me to the Feb22 show in Atlanta GA. Can’t wait to see you in 2011. Blessings to your friends and the friends that they’re with.

    • avatar
      Richard | 1 January 2011 at 8:46 pm #

      three new church fans
      and you CONVERTED them!?

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    lily was here | 1 January 2011 at 11:40 am #

    Manuia Steve! You have samoa, Im taking Manhattan! And you know what? You have the coolest, most beautiful bunch of people behind you. That says a lot. Love & the best of everything for you & your loved ones xo

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    Lady Di | 1 January 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    Happy New Year SK

    so it seems all the years of support have meant nothing to you

    from an unimportant fan

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      thetimebeing | 1 January 2011 at 6:01 pm #

      no dont say that di
      you each mean everything
      you all are part of the thing we have
      i do appreciate your steadfast support

  34. avatar
    nickfiction | 1 January 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    looking on since i cant miss that in cleveleand

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    Lisa Lisa | 1 January 2011 at 6:30 pm #

    Happy New Year to you Steve!

    Last night’s herbal remedies are proving intolerable today.

    Thanks for your generosity on and off the stage last year. You are always so accommodating to me and I don’t take that for granted.

    The gig that you and Ricky played at Ding Dong was an absolute treat. I said it then and ill say it again. Great set! If you’d added in Outbound & Conquered, it would’ve been the SK set list of all time!

    Would love to see the 3 album show in the states. Maybe someone reading this needs a kidney?! One healthy vegan kidney for sale! Would that get me a ticket to LA? At least i got a ticket to the opera house albeit I’ll need binoculars to see you guys.

    Hope this year proves to be a good one for you and yours.

    Lisa Lisa X

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 2 January 2011 at 5:29 am #

      lisa lisa merry new year
      much love and friendship to you
      you are lovely!

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      Lyndall | 2 January 2011 at 8:05 am #

      Hi Lisa
      I too will have binoculars on hand at the Opera House. All so very different from “back in the day” having to be up front and centre at every gig. I’m going to savour the moment in my little possie up the back…Can’t wait…much needed food for the soul and the first “me” date I have booked for 2011 so far. Had a giggle at your kidney comment – funny! My offering would have to be a package deal of 2 kids and 2 dogs! Which of course I would never do! Hmmmm … some days it’s a nice thought though … maybe just the dogs? L x

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    mime | 1 January 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    happy new year to you and your family!
    still hope to see you in europe sometime this year

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    Ingrid | 1 January 2011 at 8:56 pm #

    Happy New Year Steve. I hope the Year of the Rabbit will be a good one for all of us. Thanks for the great shows in 2010 and the time being website. Thanks also for the mention us aussie audiences and readers of this blog get in nye 10.

    Anyway here’s to 2011!!!


  38. avatar
    Karen | 1 January 2011 at 9:18 pm #

    Happy NY from a fledgling fan of six months or so .. well.. old church fan newish loving the poetry fan !

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    Narelle | 1 January 2011 at 9:40 pm #

    I couldn’t agree more. The fireworks….a sad, traditional diehard habit. On the otherhand, love the humour. “Some day lad, this will be all yours”…”what the curtains?”….classic MP. Best wishes Steve…..

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    Lara | 2 January 2011 at 2:05 am #

    Happy New Year, all TB bloggies. Looking forward to the SF show and some great new music (Isidore 2, woot!).

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 2 January 2011 at 2:12 am #


    Now I’m just a tad more concerned. I wrote about not finding any information in media print regarding the upcoming U.S. tour in my local Chicago papers. Not only has that continued but there is an ‘underground’ publication titled “The Reader” that has everything, everywhere, everybody who is coming to/and fro to my city. And ‘the church’ are, again, nowhere to be found. This weekly paper is in so many record stores, coffee houses, theaters and the like. If Tix are not moving here in Chicago for the Park West, maybe it would be a good idea to throw some gasoline on the fire that is “The Church” and wake up these people here with a loud bombastic alarm !!!

    Here is some info:

    Chicago Reader
    11 E. Illinois
    Chicago, Illinois 60611

    For National Advertising:
    Voice Media
    New York,Chicago,Phoenix,SanFrancisco

    For all the lovely souls who enjoy this blog, check out ‘’ its a great site and find the tabs for ‘Savage Love , The Straight Dope, News of The Wierd’ – trust me folks this stuff is crazy entertaining and the ‘year in chicago pictures’ is incredible (their most current homepage, they are on Volume 40 , number 14)

    Darrin K.

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 2 January 2011 at 2:15 am #


      If Huey Lewis and the whatever gets pub in my local papers and The Church does’nt, it is the last sign of the “end of days” , gather up the bottled water, twinkies, beef jerky, and duct tape and get to your basements if you have one…LMOA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Darrin K.

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    Brien Comerford | 2 January 2011 at 5:56 am #

    I pray 2011 will be a vintage year for the nonpareil Steve Kilbey. I wish I could have been more involved with you guys in 2010 but my mission and passion is to fight for animal rights.

    The Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times did indicate that tickets would be on sale for The Church the day before they went on sale. Nonetheless, we all know the unenlightened media overlooks people like The Church and Jeff Beck. A major oversight to overlook arguably the finest rock band and guitarist on the planet.

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 2 January 2011 at 10:44 am #


      ‘Fighting for animal rights’ is a true and noble cause – great humanitarian effort by you. Every pet I have ever owned has been adopted. I read both newspapers you mentioned above and at/after the time the concert was announced here in Chicago, I have seen nothing – which is so diappointing. I even called and spoke to the only local radio station, that does support and play ‘the church’ (WXRT) and I was dejected as if my questions were non-important apparently they needed to play more disinteresting songs than anything off U23 (for christ’s sake…Space Saviour fucking ROCKS !!!). I do beleive that the Park West will be at capacity, it is such an elegant venue. I have involved 4 other couples besides my son and I, that will be attending and my goal is to reach a total of 10 couples to awaken them to the greatest band on this rock of water and soil we inhabit, ” THE CHURCH” !!!!!!!!!

      Darrin K.

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    lloyd | 2 January 2011 at 6:31 am #

    Thanks for the “Thanks”! Glad to help in any way I can. Hoping for a great 2011 for you and yours. See you in February…
    Lloyd (and the army)

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    kevinN | 2 January 2011 at 7:46 am #

    Hi Steve,
    Just want to wish you a happy new year. I hope to see you soon in Atlanta, though we are back in Budapest now for almost one year. But seeing you guys do those three albums is great motivation to get back to the USA for a visit. If things will be OK with Zs, then see you there. Zs has rejected all ‘conventional” treatments for the last one year, and her condition seems to be improving, or at least not getting worse. Still, its a very difficult hand we have been dealt, and it seems to take over our lives many times. It really wears you down emotionally/physically. I just want to thank you again for the stunning painting you did. I am still amazed by it every time I see it. I wish you all the best for 2011.

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    eekie | 3 January 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    aww…Steve, thank you! That’s so sweet. I am indeed honoured.
    You make me sound like quite the taskmaster (got a good laugh out of it though)! I knew I should have followed my heart after college and become a dominatrix! 😉

    May 2011 be wonderful for you and those you hold dear.

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