posted on June 27, 2006 at 9:05 pm

oohhh naughty boy sk
you slept in you crazy olde rocker
man its already 7 06
yessaday sk walking past ye olde liquor store
was guided by voices to buy a lovely bottle of
(for medicinal purposes)
and it seems the damn stuff has made me sleep in
a herbal liqueur…it must be good for ya right?
jesus that taste
feel like ive been tasting that that for thousands of years
like if youd dropped into some witches place
in the middle of the forest
in the middle of the middle ages
she woulda given ya something like this
to warm the cockles of yer heart
black thick bitter stuff
nk says whatcha doin’ drinkin liquor in the afternoon?
i say its ok, its herbal…
jonny z drops around
he has some too
its ok its herbal….
more after dinner
(a soy cheese pizza from the lil gourmet pizza shop!)
its ok its herbal
and a spliff
its ok its herbal too
then your humble bumpkin
has a last look thru yonder emails
uh oh
seems i have an interview tuesday nite
but….thats tonite
summoning george the 007 of taxi drivers
who arrives dead on the money
he delivers your slightly worse fer wear hero
to 2 ser in downtown syddley
on the 26 floor of some scraper
(sk hates elevators)
i arrive miraculously on time
and stroll into an interview
with john e.
whos playing chruch vinyl singles
and getting me to comment on em
well with the jagermeister and herbal auxillary
yer humble hippy foole waxes loquaciously
fer an hour on all things primitive chruchy
weird to see them little black singles goin round
after a few months in eye choons land
she never said our first single…what a giggle
then sisters n tear it all away….turning into ourselves at last
blah blah blah
talking about the olde daze
what happened to richie ploog
hes a gardener
etc etc
ole sk waltzes off into the good night
blow me down if george the 007 of all taxi drivers
aint waitin’ out the front
what service
and a scintillating conversation about men n women too
george, as some great sage once said,
love is a battlefield
its never gonna be exactly how ya want it
thats the obstacle course, fiendss
men n women
part of the obstacle course
you’ll get yer chance to play all the parts
look at me surrounded by women
a lone male voice in a house full of female jive
would i want it any other way?
hell no
but sometimes i wish there was occaisionally another bloke
so i could say
didja just hear that?
here have another jagermeister..
its ok, its herbal….
speaking of women
the doodles have escaped the liftoff velocity of their warm beds
and are roaming about now
getting into trouble
new colouring books
and markers ready
i guess thats probably the end of it then
(getting cold in yon poole fiendss
can ya dig 16 degrees for half n hour)
gotta sort out my messy studio room
its disgustin
an explosion of receipts, cd’s, paints, pastels paper
guitar cases, books etc
cant even move in there now
must get some painting in
commissions to finish…
wonder how the jagermeister is for brekky…?
dont worry, its herbal….

49 Responses to “outside this dream her sister frequents, like a cobweb catching fragments”

  1. avatar
    Daniel 26, 17 | 27 June 2006 at 9:48 pm #


  2. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 27 June 2006 at 9:53 pm #

    me and danny used to drink jagermeister all the time in high school…

  3. avatar
    verdelay | 27 June 2006 at 9:56 pm #


    Don’t worry, he’s herbal.

  4. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 27 June 2006 at 10:04 pm #

    You don’t like elevators and you don’t like flying. I don’t like either myself. I am afraid of heights. You think that might be it?
    I dunno…try something herbal for it.
    Had to laugh – I could just picture NK asking why you were drinking in the afternoon…(and I’ve never seen her!)
    It’s the answer to everything…it’s herbal!
    Speaking of paintings….

  5. avatar
    Chela | 27 June 2006 at 10:21 pm #

    …and it’s good for your throat!

  6. avatar
    flowerpower | 27 June 2006 at 10:32 pm #

    Vinyl..aahh analogue…shame I just keep my turntable wrapped in bubble wrap…too lazy to haul it out…those emmpee threes with their inaudible white noise fuckin with yer head..their hollowed out sounds…Cd’s that’s quality..must be time for some herbacious medicine.

  7. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 27 June 2006 at 11:07 pm #

    once upon another lifetime ago did shots of jager followed up by jolly rancher sour apple candies…shudder!!

  8. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 27 June 2006 at 11:16 pm #

    Haha..ugh! I suppose Jager tastes like cough syrup so that’s close enuff! That stuff is wicked…And who said it’s herbal, is yer a doctor a fratboy?

  9. avatar
    veleska1970 | 27 June 2006 at 11:51 pm #

    tried the “herbal” once and couldn’t get into it……reminded me too much of the yucky stuff my mom would give me when i had a cold. but give me a bottle of strawberry wine? mmm….yummy!!

  10. avatar
    Thomas Irvin | 28 June 2006 at 12:09 am #

    One night when I had a bad cough my then-girlfriend talked me into joining her at a bar a couple blocks from my apartment. She said she could cure my cough, which was occurring four or five times per minute. I didn’t much believe her, but I went along with it. Her cure? Jagermeister and Diet Coke. After one pint of Jager & Diet Coke, I was only coughing every few minutes, and after two, my cough was gone–permanently. It literally cured my cough.

    What’s odd is people who know Jagermeister (like bartenders) look at you like a fool when you order it with a cola. They actually go together quite well, and that’s coming from someone who only drinks pop once every few months.

  11. avatar
    CSTCoach | 28 June 2006 at 12:15 am #

    Did you get onto jagermeister in budapest? do they drink rakija there (or slivovitz, or some variation thereof)? I drank a litre of rakija in northern Serbia with a guy called Vladimir a couple years back. And similar local firewaters in neighbouring Slovenia (neighbouring to Hungary, that is).

    Yep. Should cure the ole cold just fine. And can’t hurt ya if its herbal. Good call.

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2006 at 12:28 am #

    yeah, summer in germany
    bathing in the baltic sea
    it may not be eden or summer in greece
    but it is s.w. of sweden here actually
    the suntan lotion was supposed to meet australian standards
    but i got sunburnt on sunday anyway
    picnic with fandorin n carlo sounds nice
    didn’t have the pleasure of meeting fandorin yet
    looking forward to it…
    but we’ll have to invite carlo from holland, i think
    at least that’s the last i have heard of him
    we could also have some jägermeister
    as we call it here in germäny
    the dots above the a are as important
    as the circle above the a is for the swedes
    but never mind
    all herbal of course
    (what dou you non-german guys like about this jägermeister stuff?
    i’ll never get it…
    seems like the germans invented it for foreign rock musicians…)
    see you in lederhausen
    the best place for picnics in the world

  13. avatar
    baby | 28 June 2006 at 1:00 am #

    the name jagermeister means “a master-hunter”

    plural of compact disks is cds. no apostrophe necessary, i swear, vow and declare

    signed, an ex-patriot of no less than 3 tower record locations to serve you 365 days a year, open til midnight, unless you are anton levay, then i suppose you will just wander around in my books department after closing hours in an irritating fashion

    but you are steven kilbey, so nice and erudite and kind. you would never torment sad record store employees. no never ever.

    sorry to ramble on. very bad form.

  14. avatar
    Wil-O | 28 June 2006 at 1:09 am #

    Kil-O, better jagermeister than unicum.

  15. avatar
    mike a | 28 June 2006 at 2:03 am #

    I tried jagermeister once when I was in my teens, we snuck it from my friend’s parent’s house – that stuff is nasty!! But it was cool back then!!

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2006 at 3:43 am #

    Before a show for energy
    1 shot jagermeister
    1 double expresso
    Its like a legal speed ball
    Yet wont fuck you up, also in a recent study they (who are they? what study? I cant remember as all statistics are made up 16% of people know this)coffee has been show to actually protect the liver, so if you drink coffee you will to a degree counter balance if you don’t drink too much.
    Say away from redbull, mass marketing in a can, harmful effects supressed in litigation settlements as with most nasty things the public is unawares.

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2006 at 3:48 am #

    Ahh the Church really were ahead of their time, did anyone notice the bottle of jagermeister in the Reptile video.
    This was before jagermeister became fashionable especially in the last couple of years.

  18. avatar
    Melbourne Girl | 28 June 2006 at 3:54 am #

    Johnny Cash, I love him just as much as I love The Church. Fuck the movie. Check out his music and some of the films he made. Much better than watching that movie. Check out the song Cocaine Blues and the film The Last Gunfighter. After all, like my love for you guys, it’s all about your lovely voice and all the music. Same with Johnny Cash.

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2006 at 4:18 am #

    jagermeister just not my cup’o’tea sk, but good for you…

    I’m a single malt guy, just ask BH about the lovely Scottish lassies that greated us with trays of whisky.


  20. avatar
    mattdavison | 28 June 2006 at 4:32 am #

    I hate stuck in yhe Syd tower first trip ova there. 45 min as sum punter at the security on skydeck left his post and didnt open the doors..Arrr I nearly died. Cant go in em any more.. AT ALL. Sk Ive got art commissions to do as well, but feeling a little depressed at the moment.. need a space needle.. not drugs( just a fix of a little sucess)you havnt told me if you wanna do a swap (for picky) mine are worth more!!! so go on . trading art between artists is all good. I hate selling em for cash.

  21. avatar
    mattdavison | 28 June 2006 at 4:35 am #

    ps. Manic Street Preachers. are just as good as a shot of Jager. ….)) try em SK

  22. avatar
    manukahuny | 28 June 2006 at 5:17 am #

    great how ya can go to TXass.. and other Georgie Bush counties, but can’t come 2000 ks across the ditch to NZ. It fucs me off my friend M Thom the old head of CBS records and EMI told me that per cap we kiwis have sold more records than anywhere else. and your drummer is a NZr..pisses us all off Steve.!!

  23. avatar
    triantelope | 28 June 2006 at 7:07 am #

    ahh… the little gourmet pizza shop..
    i often visit their newt town branch..
    damn fine pizza….

  24. avatar
    aaadrak | 28 June 2006 at 7:53 am #

    well, there’s a few male fish (i think) in th’ tank in my house full of women….i asked them if they wanted a beer, no reply yet…

  25. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 28 June 2006 at 8:00 am #

    Took a looky at your pics – very, very nice. Kind of reminds me of Rothko, Der Blaue Reiter, Die Brucke – the German Expressionist forces of Kirchner and Marc. Don’t know how you artists trade pickys – and as a lowly art history teacher I’m always troubled by the ‘worth’ of paintings. I guess I don’t get it. How does one set a price for art? Hmmm. Matt? Steve?

    I can only say, I would call my Kilbey jewel priceless…no one’s getting the gorgeous, brilliant mood-altering painting away from me!!! I believe one forms a relationship of sorts with a work of art, even before the banalities of commerce/consumerism set in.

    Yeah, worth…just read that a Klimt that had been stolen by the Nazi’s sold for somewhere arund $135 million – most expensive painting ever – beat out the last one, a Picasso, at just over a hundred million.

    Is worth like beauty – in the eyes of the beholder? Methinks possibly so. You couldn’t give me all the Picassos in the world for my Kilbey original. That’s my idea of worth.

    And yeah…Manic Street Preachers – good for those of us without tinnitus but I’m not sure Steve wants those guys blasting in his ears. Quite like them a lot myself.

  26. avatar
    rubikon | 28 June 2006 at 9:38 am #

    What is Ploogy really doing these days?.

    Talking about Cash, has everyone seen/heard the track “HURT” (a Trent Raznor song)- amazing song, video and performance -check it out – the guy was the real deal.

    I’ve still got my old Church LPs on vinyl – The Church (first album in UK – with lyric sheet insert), Blurred Crusade (gatefold sleeve and lyrics), Seance, Remote Luxury – haven’t played them in years – my needle broke a long time ago.

    And by the way what is Ploogy really doing these days? – I don’t really know what happened back then between you all, but musically I think the rest of you -Yourself, Marty and Pete outgrew him – I don’t think he could have done/played Priest=Aura.

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2006 at 10:11 am #

    Take it “easssy baaaybe” with that jagerwhatever it’s called, not that I’ve tried it, but it sounds too good to give up once you start…so beware sk!!!
    Seems to put you in a sweet mood though, so that’s damn fine with me!

    Lotsa love,
    Amanda P

  28. avatar
    Fandorin | 28 June 2006 at 11:40 am #

    …right Mänfred, I’ll send Kilbey ä päck öf döts för his JÄÄÄÄÄgermeister. The booze with the ugly deer. The relaunch of Jägermeister as a fashionable cööl rock n roll drink (even if herbal, don’t worry, it’s not healthy in any way…vodka…it’s just grain….ciggies….herbal, huh?) after being a drink for grandfather..once a week…

    I don’t know you either, Mänfred. I’ve seen SK live 3 times, met him very briefly once. When I was 14, I saw Carlo von Putten’s The Convent open for Mark Burgess’ Sons Of God in Bochum’s Zeche. Convent was playing, it was great. Burgess came, was sick. Gig was cancelled and repeated one week later. 3 hours of Chameleons goodies. White tennis socks. And once again, The Convent opening.

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2006 at 12:03 pm #

    hi steve,

    enjoy the jaegerm.
    I am big fan myself. I always have some ice cold on Sunday night, really nice way to end the weekend. I also love the czech herbal liquor called Becherovka. Have you tried that one? I highly recomnend, though its very different from jaegerm and unicum.

    I never tried Jaegerm for breakfast, but my favorite time to drink it is after a long day of snow skiing, high atop the mountain. total bliss.


  30. avatar
    rubikon | 28 June 2006 at 12:18 pm #

    Doesn’t Marty play a Fender jagermeister sometimes? 🙂

  31. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 28 June 2006 at 12:19 pm #

    The original purpose of Jägermeister liquor was medicinal; being used to cure everything from an incessant cough to digestive problems. Apparently, the exact list of the 56 herbs used in Jägermeister is kept secret. Contrary to urban legends, Jägermeister contains neither deer blood nor opium.

    On the edge of the label of a Jägermeister bottle, the following poem by Otto von Riesenthal is printed:

    This is the hunter’s badge of honor,
    that he protect and nourish his game,
    hunt sportingly, as is proper,
    and honor the Creator in creation.
    (English translation)

  32. avatar
    John Garratt | 28 June 2006 at 1:33 pm #

    Seven in the morning is considered “sleeping in?” You sound like my dad.


  33. avatar
    biggle boggle | 28 June 2006 at 1:38 pm #

    My band is sponsored by the herbal drink, so I get all the Jäger I want.

    So naturally I don’t ever want to see the stuff again…

  34. avatar
    captainmission | 28 June 2006 at 1:46 pm #

    i still keep all my church vinyl but have not played them for 20 years as i havn’t got a player anymore, but they all look rather nice and i show all my sons friends my records they all think it’s cool, (that generation are easily immpressed) i do miss the whole ritual around records, especially the way they made a perfect platform for skinning up, while playing the disc, so much easier than a tiny cd. have some nice memories for remote luxury sessions.

  35. avatar
    Adrakkkk | 28 June 2006 at 2:39 pm #

    MY question to you Steve is ‘what do you think of Barnesy?’ 😉

  36. avatar
    Fandorin | 28 June 2006 at 2:55 pm #

    Becherovka is one of the great things Czechia has done for the world, besides being a fucking beautiful country. Contact lenses, Antonin Dvorak, beer, my wife, early jazz, Moravian folk.

    Becherovka is not unlike Jägermeister, but heavy on cinnamon and a bit sweeter. I’ll think I’ll have one now..

  37. avatar
    Larry | 28 June 2006 at 3:25 pm #

    It’s a herbal jazz cordial, it is.

  38. avatar
    rubikon | 28 June 2006 at 3:57 pm #

    Steve, a frivolous question for you;

    How do you get up so early? and what time do you go to bed 9:00p.m.?

    It’s not very Rock n’ Roll is it – traditionally rock dudes are supposed to get up around Midday and go to bed at about 3:00 a.m

  39. avatar
    12str | 28 June 2006 at 4:01 pm #

    if you dig jägermeister try gammeldansk..a little more bitter but with bitter comes sweetness… and its all herbal maan!!


  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 June 2006 at 4:47 pm #

    “gotta sort out my messy studio room
    its disgustin
    an explosion of receipts, cd’s, paints, pastels paper
    guitar cases, books etc
    cant even move in there now”

    That’s exactly how my studio room is. I just spent the last three days on and off, cleaning and organizing that room so I can get to my recording gear and mics again.


  41. avatar
    Ron | 28 June 2006 at 4:58 pm #

    Hey Steve. If you like the herbal liqueurs (and given your recent honey discovery), try to find a bottle of Xtabentun down there – it’s a Mayan (Mexican) honey/anise liqueur, simply amazing! The brand to find is Vallisoletano, it has the best flavour balance I find. Comes in a tall skinny bottle. Another brand is D’Aristi, but the anise flavour dominates in that, so much that it’s like Ouzo or Sambuca, can barely taste the honey. At any rate, if you can find a bottle somewhere, I think you’ll like it. Perhaps the Church should do a show down on the Mayan Riviera sometime…

    Looking fwd to seeing you guys in Ferndale Michigan – I’m just outside Toronto, so it’s the nearest driveable gig. Saw you down that way in 2004, really enjoyed the show.


  42. avatar
    random | 28 June 2006 at 5:04 pm #

    So….. tell me more about you and Dave Studderty…..

  43. avatar
    matthew | 28 June 2006 at 6:01 pm #

    Outside this dream her sister frequents
    ….Like a cobweb catching fragments
    She approaches like a vision
    She says “Anna, do you hear me?”
    But the picture’s always shuttered
    All the distant thoughts that flutter to her

    I can see them all, I can hear them call
    And as she falls I lean to say good-bye
    Breathing all the wasted hours
    Talking to the dying flowers
    Dwarfed by spires and tangled towers
    We don’t ask the reason why

  44. avatar
    davem | 28 June 2006 at 6:12 pm #

    Sisters Matthew…I love that song too. Fell in love to it 24 years ago. I married her & we’re still together.
    Ditto Tear It all Away. If I’m feeling melancholy I often pick up the 6-string & play that…. “I’m trying so hard just tell you I care”. And SK’s point about those songs being about the churchies finding themselves is interesting & it’s scary to know that UTLC tops the lot. Bloomin’ awesome.
    Love you more,

  45. avatar
    john in austin | 28 June 2006 at 10:26 pm #

    where can we read or listen to this interview? 🙂

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    Anonymous | 30 June 2006 at 12:51 pm #

    hey sk, bored! wrote a song about those scumbag industry types yeaaaaaaaaars ago. “Mr 10%, always wanting more…”

    and just in case the desire ever creeps up on you, don’t try j’meister and sambucca. uh uh.

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    syrinx | 29 August 2006 at 5:37 am #

    Quite some time ago I discovered that a coke bottle with two-thirds coca-cola and one-third Jaeger was a nice thing to drink. At night. In the pool. When no one else was up. And The stars were out.

    Moving soon. Scaling back. Cutting down. Gonna miss the pool.

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