posted on September 22, 2008 at 9:12 pm

i’m doing 2 yoga sessions a day now
i’m walking faster n picking up speed
i’m fighting time whose very nature is dissolution
glen bennie sends me a great new track
jeffrey cain sends me another new isidore track..fab!
these guys masters in their own way
a privilege to add words to their music
i dropped my paintings off to art groupie yessaday
look i missed that arty-cle in the paper about it, the smh
does anyone have a copy they can send to po box 7779?
i’ll send you a copy of every record i ever made n then some..
no..your reward will be in your heart…
thanks to jolly hordern for their safe arrival
hey ricki..didja know my painting of ya was in the paper?
a few people recognize me at the pool yessaday
after my heavy exposure in the printed rags
i had a half page pic of me on page 3 of one of austs biggest
everyone fuckin saying good morning n stuff
i cant tell if its coz they know me
or coz of the frigging newspaper
one guy who doesnt know me at all
said to me
“ooh i saw ya in the paper n said to my partner
ooooh i know him…!”
despite the fact
he did not know me at all
and if he did
he woulda known “who” i was
gee a pic in the paper gets people going
meanwhile eve n aurora couldnt give a tuppeny farthing
whether i’m on telly or the paper or a dvd or a cd
yeah sure…its you, dad
they wouldnt care if i’m playing the enormo dome
opening the imperialist games
or if i’m third on at the arse and racket in croydon
yes its their father and they lose focus
another people saying this n that
as i made my rounds
hey come on
i’m just a guy who happened to write the best song ha ha ha
the best australian song
in the last twenty years
does this mean my youthful arrogance in declaring myself
“the best songwriter in australia ” has actually come true
verified by the people themselves
just when my ego was under some control…this
to tell you the truth
it means very little when you realise that
drum roll
obscene fact about mal turnbull
he has a butler!
yes olde mal has his own jeeves
getting his slacks prepared
dealing with any troublemakers
and feeding mals doggies
(and presumably clearing up their you know what)
can you believe that any one has the sheer fucking gall to have a butler!?
that is real obscenity
right there
even if the butler wants to do it!
and the day australia has a bloke with a butler
for its pm
you just know that things have gone awry
in other news painkiller have added a sydney date 22 dec
same place as last time
can we get any better than we were ?
maybe…i reckon we will…
weve got an album of new stuff to work on
if we can get some into the show…
looking forward to the 2 shows with m kennedy
easy songs to sing
easy man to work with
(and there in lies the moral…)
its a warm rainy morning in bondi
aurora is playing the flute in a school concert
shes nervous and doesnt understand why she feels queasy
that queasiness is part of performance
then you gotta get out there and translate it into energy
uh huh
thats how this olde fella does it
no dog poo if you please
no mynah birds in my house neither
i never said i was buddha
i’m a almost vegan for my own sake
yes thats right
for the selfish reason that i wanna be healthier longer
and still rockin’ like a mother at 54
with slim long legs
and fetching jawline
so it aint got nothin’ to do with anything else
thats all just a side effect to me
so baloney!
do whatever you want
see if i care
but the truth remains
and whoevers fault it is
and whatever can or cant be done about it..
as a civilized man i am repulsed by the dogshit on our streets
i would gladly end it
the people in the future will not tolerate it
it is not comparable to anything else
it is a health hazard
it is fucking disgusting
i hate it
so there

76 Responses to “piffle and poppycock”

  1. avatar
    matt davison | 22 September 2008 at 10:47 pm #

    Grrrr Woooff….grrrrr GRaaaarhhh-RRRRRRR WOOFF!!!!!ggrrgggggggrrrgggggrr!!

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    princey | 22 September 2008 at 10:47 pm #

    Can’t wait for the 23rd @ the old Corner Hotel, I was hoping you’d play there, and a warm-up gig the night before means Painkiller will be on fire by the time you get here…things can only get better! Great music news today sk.
    Love Amanda

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    the dean | 22 September 2008 at 10:56 pm #

    Enough with the dog crapping bird shit already!
    Now that UTMW is cerified best tune, when is Starfish or any other going to appear on the SBS Great Album Series?
    I watch H&C last week and while I like some songs was bored to sleep by the overall straightness of it all.
    Have SBS made any overtures in this direstion?

  4. avatar
    melissa | 22 September 2008 at 10:56 pm #

    i’d rather dogshit than having malcolm turnbull as pm anyday .. that made me feel a bit ill about the butler!

    anyhow .. looking forward to Painkiller coming to Melby too ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 September 2008 at 11:16 pm #

    what’s with the dogshit discussions everywhere? man…enough already!!

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    linjo | 22 September 2008 at 11:30 pm #

    Oh man, I am disillusioned now. I thought Steve fundamentally didnt eat dead creatures as he was repulsed by the concept of an animal being slaughter for consumption, when all along it is because he thinks it will keep him healthier and handsome longer. boo hoooo, sob, the oracle has let me down. (ps I had anchovies for dinner last night yummeeee!) Yes Thomas, I too was upset by his description of the dog being “disgusting”, by hey its Steve’s blog and we should all respect his right to say what he wants or fuck off if it offends. Linda

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    Anonymous | 22 September 2008 at 11:43 pm #

    stop baiting him you all….

    SK loves dogs, guinea pigs and all things small and furry.

    Col. Malarky Von Snichzer

    D M B S A
    Dogs and Mynah Birds Solidarity Association PTY

    ABN: 9006 300 421

  8. avatar
    restaurant mark | 22 September 2008 at 11:51 pm #

    steve, i was wondering when you started doing yoga did you go to an instructor or class first or did you just learn it on your own? i’ve been doing it on and off (unfortunately) for about ten years now. i learned from a book by richard hittleman. i had a bad car wreck when i was 21 and broke my neck in a couple of places so i have nagging pain form the muscle tension in the area, so that’s what i ended up starting yoga for…amongst all the other benefits. anyway i’ve wondered if a class might even be better as far as learning the proper way to do the poses and such. been trying to get better about making sure i do it every day.

    on a different note…my wife and i have been trying the last few months to have a child. the two we have now are from her first marriage. anyway…she just took a test and it came up positive! so…a dad i’ll be, apparently. exciting and scary all at the same time…

    take care everyone

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 September 2008 at 11:58 pm #

    and what about the cats. they should be put to mousing……


  10. avatar
    tim | 23 September 2008 at 12:04 am #

    more than a dozen have died in a listerious outbreak here in canada from tainted meat
    due to bacteria at a packaging plant. One peron dead right here in my city. Hundred others have become sick..

    im veg for health reasons too.

    back to qi gong classes today…its the only way i can consistantly do it is with a group of people. Oddly it encourages me to do it on my own as well.

    glad to hear about the further recognition of your talents its certianly well deserved…as my grandpa used to say…son you’ll do okay in this country…

    finally I ask you this..

    if a dog shits in the woods and no one is there
    to see..does the bear get blamed?

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2008 at 12:29 am #

    I’m pretty sure the Sunday SMH went out in the recycling on Sunday night, old chap, so can’t forward it to you. Quite a media blitz there on the weekend, eh?

    To all the defenders of poo – what is wrong with you? You LIKE that the streets and parks are littered with excrement? Let us all be clear now, if there are folk out there who LIKE doggy droppings that is a peccadillo I think we best not venture into in this forum….!I’m sure there are lots of OTHER online areas for you to air these feelings.

    As to M. Turnbull’s ‘domestic staff’ …not only do the Turnbull’s have a butler…my best friend used to be it!! I may have mentioned it here before…I’m not sure…my memory fails me. As to what the butler saw…I’m pretty sure it was all very uninteresting…unless of course my pal needs to turn a quick buck with a sensational exposรฉ just in time for the Christmas market.

    Au revoir,


  12. avatar
    veleska1970 | 23 September 2008 at 12:37 am #

    wow~~you’ve covered a lot of ground in today’s blog….

    good on ya for adding to your yoga and walking routine. and i’m like mark~~i wonder if you had a teacher or just picked it up? i’ve practiced it on and off, too, over the years. and i admit i was initially inspired by….who else but you!!

    will isidore record again, maybe, hmmm? yay!! any chance of painkiller touring the states?

    so aurora plays the flute now. i wouldn’t worry about her stage fright~~she has her daddy’s blood in her, i think she’ll be alright. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    hopefully this will be the end of the “Dogshit Dialogues”.

    have a good day. lotza love…

  13. avatar
    veleska1970 | 23 September 2008 at 12:40 am #

    to mark: congratulations to you and your wife.

  14. avatar
    Cresno | 23 September 2008 at 1:12 am #

    Hey SK,

    I have to share this with you…Went to a Greek wedding on Sunday after an awesome couple of days with JLK and the Bhagas. Cocktail hour was highlighted for me when the local guitar toting Greek troubadour bounced out a version of UTMW, in a style that was somewhat akin to Sade and Sergio Mendes making musical love, complete with thick accent. Bizarre and Beautiful!

    It seems like the universal consciousness has you on high rotation.

    Congrats on the accolades.


  15. avatar
    steve kilbey | 23 September 2008 at 1:37 am #

    nice work with the baby
    yoga must be learnt from other people
    i fear a book may be inadequate!
    love to all
    dear bon
    cant we get some spilt beans on lord turnbull?
    from the butler…
    what did he do? etc

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2008 at 1:56 am #

    So-o-o-o-o-o-o-oooo so happy to see UTMW reach #1 by a long way and even better to see it printed for all to see.We are so proud of you and the band!
    Noticed that WVD in Melby this year is looking for performers.New venue this year,couldn't be better.Will you be attending this one SK?

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2008 at 1:57 am #

    “playing the enormo dome” Great spinal tap reference sk

  18. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 23 September 2008 at 2:04 am #

    What a bipolar past 48 hours. Jeff Beck nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and I’m 100% sure I want the reclusive virtuoso to win more than he does. SK finally get’s a long overdue recognition for the best AUSSIE song and I fervently commend him then within 24 hours vehemently condemn him for not being an animal rights’ bombastic zealot like me. I arrived home tonight to Painkiller accompanied by a wondrous xx large T-shirt needed because I’m not a health concious vegetarian (catacyclsmic intemperance, panic attacks, hypertension, obsessions, paranoia will destroy u). It fit great.

    Matty D- Serj Tankian of System Of A Down also has a residence in NZ and so does the famous Hollywood stud Anthony Kiedis. MATT, Linjo, SK,Veleska, Holly, Thomas, Mark, Davem, Tim and all readers would HATE the vicious epidemic of dogfighting staged by murderous criminals, sociopaths and gangs in my Chicago. The police actually need and have a large animal crimes unit to combat this savagery because the same people who kill dogs also harm innocent humans. Gangster Rap music is largely responsible because it glorifies violence including dogfighting. Obama could be a great role model for African Americans if? he wins. The Obama -McCain election is really getting ugly. I personally need Obama to win beacause of the Chicago connection.

    I FINALLY saw Natural Born Killers last night. What a trippy, scary, hellish, compelling, repelling, masterful and satirical movie. It blew my mercurial but all too cowardly mind.

    Painkiller is ready to debut in my dwelling and I’m also excited about ISIDORE. Kilbey @ Cain!

  19. avatar
    kat | 23 September 2008 at 2:06 am #

    congrats mark! always nice to hear great news such as yours.

    i have to say i am bummed out that all i come here and read is about all the great sk/mk/related shows that i won't be attending. can someone get videos out of these upcoming gigs so i can at least feel like i was there?

    what about the new church record, speaking of walking faster, sk?

    to ease the pain friday i am going to the boston spaceships show. hopefully bob pollard won't be doing too many high kicks because he got hurt before! ha

    i'm walking faster & picking up speed

    & everyone fucking saying good morning n stuff

    great lines, sk. it takes me an hour in the morning before i really want to think about saying hi to even a relative or whoever. lol

    ok , rambling here. i'm out.

    x peace all

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2008 at 2:06 am #

    there was a bear,taking a bathroom break,in the forest…he looked around for a soft patch of grass,or a leaf or two to do his paperwork….”none!”he thought….n from the bushes he heard the sniggering of a lovely rabbit….”hey,come closer!?”said the bear,and the little rabbit did….”does shit stick to your fur?”asked the bear.”oh yeah,sure does!”:(,replied the rabbit….”EXCELLENT!”delighted the bear,as he picked up the bunny in his claws!!haha!xo

  21. avatar
    kat | 23 September 2008 at 2:19 am #

    anon, i guess i have shit luck, for your comment after mine. (sorry, sk, i couldn’t help it)

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2008 at 3:00 am #

    We’re deep into Alice in Wonderland’s rabbit hole

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2008 at 3:10 am #

    Lord Turnbull,
    President Bush sought to assure anxious Australian leaders on Monday that the Australian is taking “bold, aggressive, decisive action” to rescue the crisis-ridden economy with a $700 billion bailout package. “The whole world is watching to see if we can act quickly,” KILbey pay your taxes or else?

  24. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 23 September 2008 at 3:24 am #

    ….got painkiller yesterday in the mail…haven’t had a chance to listen to it, but will as soon as i have a chance (ie, no tv in the background, no child going “mum…mum…mum…” and no interruptions/distractions…i want to savour it rather than have to compete with 7 other things to hear it)
    ….i’m so pleased that aurora plays a musical instrument…the music teacher at my daughter’s school is saying that she’s far and away the best musician in year one and she should learn an instrument next year…i’m so proud!
    congrats on becoming a (future) dad mark…good one!
    hope everyone’s having a beaut day…
    love always…

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2008 at 3:27 am #

    To Restaurant Mark…Congrats on becoming a father.
    There truly is no more rewarding experience in the entire world.
    My absolute best wishes for your family.
    To Steve…be friggin’ conceited.
    It’s an awesome song that got released in a decade full of shit.
    You deserve it!!!!!!!

    Tampa, Fl

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2008 at 4:02 am #

    $700 billion bailout package to ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2008 at 4:18 am #

    hey kilbey,
    why all the diatribe about canines? Remember you had a lovely dog on the cover of p=a, what would he say TO ALL THIS? And anyway, dontcha remember all the years we had to swim in human shit by sydneys beaches, that was far worse!

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2008 at 4:24 am #

    sk is from North Sydney, I like to talk about about money, the stock market

  29. avatar
    captain mission | 23 September 2008 at 5:11 am #

    i’m listening the song ‘jazz’ on headphones, it’s sublime. the song i imagine angels listen to when they feel a bit of a longing for mortality again.

    also the article in the magazine that’s ‘not for distribution’ is freaking excellent, one of the best i’ve ever read on the subject. i’d recommend wider distribution personally, it’s such a taboo subject and you have written so honestly it made me weep.

  30. avatar
    steve kilbey | 23 September 2008 at 6:15 am #

    the article my good man mission speaketh of
    is in whack magazine
    its called the poppy the vine bark and weed
    worth tracking down if yer interested in drugs

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2008 at 6:44 am #


    All the world over, I wonder, in lands that I never have trod,
    Are the people eternally seeking for the signs and steps of a God?
    Westward across the ocean, and Northward across the snow,
    Do they all stand gazing, as ever, and what do the wisest know?

    Here, in this mystical India, the deities hover and swarm
    Like the wild bees heard in the tree-tops, or the gusts of a gathering storm;
    In the air men hear their voices, their feet on the rocks are seen,
    Yet we all say, “Whence is the message, and what may the wonders mean?”

    A million shrines stand open, and ever the censer swings,
    As they bow to a mystic symbol, or the figures of ancient kings;
    And the incense rises ever, and rises the endless cry
    Of those who are heavy laden, and of cowards loth to die.

    For the Destiny drives us together, like deer in a pass of the hills;
    Above is the sky and around us the sound of the shot that kills;
    Pushed by a power we see not, and struck by a hand unknown,
    We pray to the trees for shelter, and press our lips to a stone.

    The trees wave a shadowy answer, and the rock frowns hollow and grim,
    And the form and the nod of the demon are caught in the twilight dim;
    And we look to the sunlight falling afar on the mountain crest,–
    Is there never a path runs upward to a refuge there and a rest?

    The path, ah! who has shown it, and which is the faithful guide?
    The haven, ah! who has known it? for steep is the mountain side,
    Forever the shot strikes surely, and ever the wasted breath
    Of the praying multitude rises, whose answer is only death.

    Here are the tombs of my kinsfolk, the fruit of an ancient name,
    Chiefs who were slain on the war-field, and women who died in flame;
    They are gods, these kings of the foretime, they are spirits who guard our race:
    Ever I watch and worship; they sit with a marble face.

    And the myriad idols round me, and the legion of muttering priests,
    The revels and rites unholy, the dark unspeakable feasts!
    What have they rung from the Silence? Hath even a whisper come
    Of the secret, Whence and Whither? Alas! for the gods are dumb.

    Shall I list to the word of the English, who come from the uttermost sea?
    “The Secret, hath it been told you, and what is your message to me?”
    It is naught but the wide-world story how the earth and the heavens began,
    How the gods are glad and angry, and a Deity once was man.

    I had thought, “Perchance in the cities where the rulers of India dwell,
    Whose orders flash from the far land, who girdle the earth with a spell,
    They have fathomed the depths we float on, or measured the unknown main–“
    Sadly they turn from the venture, and say that the quest is vain.

    Is life, then, a dream and delusion, and where shall the dreamer awake?
    Is the world seen like shadows on water, and what if the mirror break?
    Shall it pass as a camp that is struck, as a tent that is gathered and gone
    From the sands that were lamp-lit at eve, and at morning are level and lone?

    Is there naught in the heaven above, whence the hail and the levin are hurled,
    But the wind that is swept around us by the rush of the rolling world?
    The wind that shall scatter my ashes, and bear me to silence and sleep
    With the dirge, and the sounds of lamenting, and voices of women who weep.


  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2008 at 7:08 am #

    Great news about another Painkiller gig in Sydney.
    One more gush about cd – exceptional cover and cd artwork, what a package art & music. Fave songs at moment are Outbound(pumping bass), Wolfe, Song for the masking, subject to change next listen, hard to choose out of that lot.
    Got smh on Sat, no article of your interview, had to settle for on line review. Congrats UTMW deserves its spot in history.
    Saw Art Groupie mentioned in Sun Herald. "Steve Kilbey (frontman of seminal Australian band the Church) has a piece on display….."
    Keep up the good work, lots of art, plays, music to look forward to.

    Peace & love

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2008 at 7:09 am #

    People Magazine: The 50 Most Beautiful (and rich) Dogs issue.
    People who don’t understand irony
    People who don’t understand expansion
    People who don’t understand free expression
    People who don’t understand subtleties
    People who don’t understand jokes
    People who don’t understand that myths aren’t truths but truths can be myths
    Truth, truth, truth. Why this obsession? Why do people expect the truth to erupt from their rocks of perception? Hey, you never know what you’re capable of. Life is unlimited.
    But people who don’t understand people are truly welcome.
    Understanding is overestimated
    People are earthed in their expectations
    While I can only feel the magick from here.

    He who inhales a thousand stories which crawl inside his lungs like fingers attached to guns but it’s only smoke mocking from lips hope to say what is okay to be. Sitting in the couch of a TV scene he who was spotted as a child waiting to spoil Christmas for his neighbours by wearing pointy ears. Who wants to listen to adults when there are mysteries in gifts from vacant shores? There is no mystery awaiting in the jungle, Sir. The other side equals the heart. Sometimes the mind equals the find. Wish I knew what you were looking for? Number one, ruler of the galaxy. Obsolete machines coming from Russia, late cold petrol war while the planet worms to expload. It’s all maya but we pretend we know and pretend so well that it becomes.
    Painkiller is now big in Wall Street of 7th Heaven and who’s going to attend this inflationary gig? The price keeps rising and we buy even more tickets. Might have known that under the Milky Way anything is worth trying.

  34. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 23 September 2008 at 7:14 am #

    I am hoping to go get a steroid shot today to control my skin rash, I don’t how much longer my body can keep the swelling down, sad but true it’s getting worse for me to live here in this house…

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2008 at 7:21 am #

    Hey Mr. Painkiller,

    extremely happy with my T-Shirt/CD package! Looks/sounds great!

    Listened to the songs on my way to work today (on a very foggy morning in Germany), well done!
    Esp. love Wolfe and Celestial after first listening!

    File Under Travel made me drive a little bit aggressive…(:-D

    Congrats on the best australian song…though you wrote much better one’s!!

    Bests to you

    Take care


  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2008 at 7:39 am #

    i can’t believe you want to kill all the dogs

  37. avatar
    logiclust | 23 September 2008 at 8:15 am #

    just wanted to say that i get the rss feed now, so my mug doesn’t come round these partz.

  38. avatar
    markobears | 23 September 2008 at 8:19 am #

    Australia just gave the green light to clone people. No need for exercise or diet when you have spare parts.

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2008 at 8:31 am #

    golden thorn in my paw
    I’m not sure what this has to do with the price of bread, but Roxy Music, wow they totally skipped my radar. Did they have an influence on you and the boys ? I remember a while back you mentioned eno. I love that stuff. However, Avalon is a total classic, it’s got the 80’s schmaltz thing going on admidetly, but thier is enough art, and inteligence and genuiness to hold the whole thing together, it’s one of those records that you can live inside.

  40. avatar
    isolde | 23 September 2008 at 9:21 am #

    i am pretty sure after some digital fairfax archive searching at
    that the art groupie article was the one in the Sun Herald on the 21 September, 116 words in the visual arts section, as mentioned by Therese above

    nothing is coming up for the SMH B.Bon are you sure you’re not getting your heralds mixed up a little

    there was another one that mentions you in The Age from 6 September – Critics View of Rockwiz – 561 words

    You can buy back copies of the Sun Herald and The Age from the Fairfax shop at Shop 15 Pavilion Plaza, 580 George Street, Sydney phone 02 9261 8310 or for melbournites at 240 Spence Street, Melbourne phone 03 9601 2199

    I like the painkiller t-shirt thank you and also the cd, my favourite songs are celestial and crystalline rush and oenone this painkiller could be a good live cd, as my first listening was the live version i prefer the treatment of some of them live if you don’t mind me saying so, i also like the wind down session at the end with the whale music and the rain, very relaxing have you thought of making an sk yoga at your favourite beach dvd with some of this music as the soundtrack

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    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 23 September 2008 at 9:38 am #

    Yes, congrats on becoming a father, Mark.

    Fantastic Andy,
    you guys seem to be lovely, decent people, so I just wanted to say goodbye to you, as I’ve decided to “leave”. You guys rock!

    Take care!

  42. avatar
    cita | 23 September 2008 at 10:04 am #

    UTMW A song that allows the listener to conjure up her own imagery. Like the best in abstract art it resonates on many levels. Above all it is a sweet and beautiful song… what a gift your music is to the world Steve. Enjoy the accolades as an affirmation of your dedication and practise in the divine force that is music.

    To Mark re- learning yoga.I have been attending a yoga class for about 6 years. Best to learn from a teacher this also gives you the discipline of practising at a regular time and the chance to connect with and learn from others.

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    persephone2u | 23 September 2008 at 10:16 am #

    I love your whimsical mood and words today. You’re on a roll! But what is this Whack magazine stuff? It’s certainly an interesting name for a magazine haha!

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    Hellbound Heart | 23 September 2008 at 11:07 am #

    ….what, no more thomas thomsen? oh dear…. ๐Ÿ™
    markobears, surely you’re joking, cloning people??? where’s the ethics in that??? i am very disturbed by the news…
    love always

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    Anonymous | 23 September 2008 at 11:16 am #


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    king shit | 23 September 2008 at 11:22 am #

    Thomas, I'll say it again – i warned you yesterday that it's impossible to criticise anything on here without being exiled to a cyber gulag.
    But Steve wasn't referring to you as Mr. Wag – that was me cos I kept making the (literal and figurative) shit jokes.
    Don't go, Thomas. Do a Brien & have a break, think it over and come back. Or just don't leave. You're one of the good guys & I think Steve knows that too.

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    Anonymous | 23 September 2008 at 11:26 am #

    Steve, do ya take on board any of the philosophcal aspects of yoga? Such as the stuff about people being disabled cos they were evil bastards in a former life? Not a dig, not a criticism, I just wondered.

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    beat me, daddy! | 23 September 2008 at 11:29 am #

    Come down to the pool and fight you?! You’ve been around Maymi for too long, Kilbo!

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    pissed off | 23 September 2008 at 11:38 am #

    Hall of Fame, pah! Jeff Beck, pah!A petition was raised in an attempt to have Mick Ronson inducted this year – it got 250 signatures. Fuck the whole concept!

  50. avatar
    Richard | 23 September 2008 at 11:40 am #


    people in Germany and the U.S. have got THEIRS and I’m still waiting in Darwin for MINE

  51. avatar
    kat | 23 September 2008 at 1:07 pm #

    i haven't got pk yet, richard, & i am in the u.s, tho maybe only physically at times

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    Brien Comerford | 23 September 2008 at 1:56 pm #

    Hang in here Thomas. Dogs are always a contentious issue. Sk performs at cruelty-free living festivals via his own volition.

    Painkiller rocks with the bass leading the way. Some of the songs could be on a James Bond soundtrack. It will only get better with each and every play.

    Leonard Cohen’s “The Future” is a mindblowing song.

    Great news for Mark and his spouse.

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    ross b | 23 September 2008 at 2:21 pm #

    That's exciting news about another pk gig on dec 22 – very pleasing!!

    Cheerful & happy, wishing all well, Ross.

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    shock! horror! | 23 September 2008 at 2:57 pm #

    Hey guys, I’ve heard that Steve might not be 100% perfect…

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    John | 23 September 2008 at 3:41 pm #

    The blog is rated “Genius.” Who dragged it down to the dogshit level and when?

    John Garratt

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    Shawn El | 23 September 2008 at 4:02 pm #

    ha! not to mention when the fossil fuels start to come into short supply and energy-intensive food (i.e. meat!) becomes something only the rich can afford. then all of the poor meat eaters will be going “boo-hoo, poor me, no more munching of animals” and everyone will be eating soy and whey protein.

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    restaurant mark | 23 September 2008 at 4:10 pm #

    thank you for the kind words and congrats steve, veleska, kat, hellbound heart, mark in fla., thomas, and brien…very much appreciated. also thanks for answering my question about the yoga steve…really been trying to get back to a regular routine and always felt i needed a proper instructor…also my wife’s just getting into it for the first time…so now we just need to find a good class i guess. thanks for your advice too cita.

    take care everyone

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    'fess it | 23 September 2008 at 4:24 pm #

    Yes, yes, but like that guy said earlier, do you believe that spastics were Nazis in their last life?!

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    andre breton's tablelamp | 23 September 2008 at 4:27 pm #

    Steve, if Duchamp had presented a dog turd instead of a bog seat you’d think it was dada genius, you know you would!

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    flid | 23 September 2008 at 4:30 pm #

    I used to be Himmler!

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    CSTCoach | 23 September 2008 at 4:30 pm #

    congrats on the best song thing, killa! just back from new york and saw that. well deserved. UTMW was the first crunch song i heard, the one that lured me in, and as such i’ll be forever greatful to it. i hope the publicity prompts readers to dig into the rest of your work.



    ps – mark, congrats on the new addition.

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    vindicated | 23 September 2008 at 4:41 pm #

    Y’know, I remember the fallout when you said you were the best songwriter in Australia. I agreed with you then and I still think it’s true. Fucking great that you get this recognition – I only wish the arseholes who kicked off back then could all have their noses shoved in it!

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    unfortunately | 23 September 2008 at 4:42 pm #

    I LOOK like fucking Himmler and that’s a damn fact!

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    davem | 23 September 2008 at 5:13 pm #

    Still no PK.
    SK – it's your blog…that's why we come here every day.
    Love to all. If you choose to leave Thomas that's a shame, but was it you that wasn't too long ago made a commitment to being a veggie. I think a certain Mr K helped you make the right choice there. We'd all miss you.
    Always best not to judge others too quickly…including esskay.
    He isn't perfect & has never claimed to be.
    But he is STEVE KILBEY.

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    restaurant mark | 23 September 2008 at 6:25 pm #

    thanks cstcoach/ryan…

    we’ve been trying for a few months…work, work, work…just slaving away night after night ; ) …so we’ve already got a couple of names tossing around. of course naomi, our five year old ( going on 20 ) says she wants us to have 4…2boys and 2 girls. i told my wife if she has quadruplets i’m leaving…going out for a loaf of bread and never coming back!!!
    kidding of course…we’re very happy, but one will do just fine!


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    davem | 23 September 2008 at 7:01 pm #

    Congrats Mark!!

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    steve kilbey | 23 September 2008 at 8:05 pm #

    thommy thomsen is leaving cos i think theres too much dog poop in bondi?
    thats far out….isnt it?

  68. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2008 at 8:40 pm #

    Steve, unfortunately you touched a nerve with one of the topics that should never be discussed in order to maintain harmony. Politics, religion, and dog poop.

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    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 23 September 2008 at 8:52 pm #

    Dear Steve,

    You’re an intelligent guy,
    I think you know I’m not leaving ’cause you think there’s too much dog poo in Bondi. I’m seriously contemplating leaving ’cause you “indirectly” called me a mundane, sad idiot just because I made the statement that you don’t seem to be an animal lover based on how you described the dog, who dared lick your face and drink from the same water as you.

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    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 23 September 2008 at 8:55 pm #

    It’s okay to disagree. Just don’t disrespect me.

  71. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 September 2008 at 9:04 pm #

    Hey everyone good news! tom thomsen is not leaving for sure, he is only “seriously contemplating leaving” You are only a commentator on someone else’s diary. Get a grip on reality jackass.

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    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 23 September 2008 at 10:36 pm #

    “Get a grip on reality, Jackass”?
    How about if yoiu don’t hide behind your “anonymous disguise”, you pathetic coward. Yes, I’m only a commentator on someone else’s blog, but hey, that doesn’t make me any less of a human being or any less worthy of a little respect.

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    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 23 September 2008 at 11:20 pm #

    I just want to say sorry to thomas thomsen of denmark for my comments earlier and esskay you need to bring it down a few notches, don’t be so cruel…
    Jonny Hollywood

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    Anonymous | 23 September 2008 at 11:49 pm #

    hey ,’s alright .thomas will find it again.peace n love .xo ๐Ÿ™‚

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    lily was here | 24 September 2008 at 8:39 am #

    Please kiss and make up you two.

    Congratulations Restaurant Mark! You’ll certainly have a full menu soon ๐Ÿ™‚


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    Anonymous | 24 September 2008 at 12:56 pm #

    I think Tommy Denmark sounds like a loverly feller. Tell him you love him, Kilbo.

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