posted on February 5, 2010 at 4:11 am

ok ok
lemme get this straight
i steve kilbey
incarnated on this planet earth
and the date is february something 2010
anna domino
they say i’m a singer
and i’m singing with my band on 17 n 18 this munth
canberra n sydney
they say im doing america april to may
they say i’m gonna paint this picture n appear in this film
and talk to this newspaper
and be a good father
and get my mirror fixed
and find my license
and give up the bad
take up the new
finally hit the dentist
oh boy i need 5 crowns n a root canal
man my teeth are costing me my teeth
i look at em today
as dentist shows me photos inside my mouth
he uses words like crumble, chipped, holes, decay, brittle
5 new crowns X $1700 equals oh no change the subject
i get some gas at least today as he cleans my teeth with machine
he says you dont need gas to clean your teeth
i say hey you gimme the gas
i get the gas
i wonder how to define it when suddenly its all over
leaves me feeling kinda giddy n weird
i’d like to do my own experiments
(a la pd ouspensky)
well its raining in sydney
warm grey rainy day
finished notes for boxset
got back my facebook
and had 3 serfs executed for stealing adjectives
been listening to the supremes a lot
got new gb3 album but it wont go in my ipod
because i guess the pre-mastered gb3 album is in there
and it thinks theyre the same
oh boy i’m kinda worn out now

33 Responses to “please dispose of thoughtfully”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 February 2010 at 6:57 am #

    Take care of your mouth Steve. From it springs a beautiful thing. Your awesome…and for other church lovers like me, thats not up for debate. Take it easy on yourself.
    Galveston TX

  2. avatar
    linjo | 5 February 2010 at 9:29 am #

    Think about going to Thailand Steve, airfares will be about $700 and the cost of procedures one third, maybe less. Are you on Facebook? xxx

  3. avatar
    Freddie | 5 February 2010 at 11:56 am #

    "he says you dont need gas to clean your teeth
    i say hey you gimme the gas
    i get the gas"

    Hahaha… They gave me gas at my dentist once and I didn't feel any effect from it at all. You must have a better dentist! I agree with Claude in TX; get them fixed as soon as you can. xoxo

  4. avatar
    prince michael PELAO III | 5 February 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    teeth up! loved that bit about the real "aussy"pensky…ha ha…gas up!

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 February 2010 at 3:00 pm #

    check it out debris …underwater eruptions..and when i called the mayan calender people to reorder the number had been disconnected..

    love and happy good day kilbey-san..

  6. avatar
    Ellen | 5 February 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    So sorry to hear about your teeth (such as they are).

    Teeth are one of my best physical features – straight, no cavities, no holes, no root canals. Whew!

    But, I'd like 'em to be WHITER! [We're never satisfied, are we?] Dentist told me that some people's teeth are stained from the inside so the whiteners don't work, but I'm not giving up.

    Anyway, it's worth the expense/time/pain, etc. to get your teeth repaired. You need 'em!

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 February 2010 at 5:22 pm #


  8. avatar
    John Garratt | 5 February 2010 at 7:20 pm #

    Who is "they"?

  9. avatar
    cazziem | 5 February 2010 at 7:49 pm #

    My heart goes out to you SK. Thanks to my ex-husband and his flying fists I have ongoing dental problems; but count your blessings, at least the orthodontist can sort your problems. Here in wintery Blighty the equivalent cost for the treatment you need is $4,078 if you have it done privately!!! Having said that, thanks to our NHS system it would be classed as a course of treatment and that way works out to a mere$359.

    The solution? You come over to England for a sabbatical (in theory); do some gigs (of course) to show you are here for work; stay long enough enjoy the beautiful country-side, rain (haha!) and culture to feed you creativity, by which time you’ll have been here long enough to qualify for NHS!! (See SK, you’re not the only one with a wild imagination at times).

  10. avatar
    merrick | 5 February 2010 at 8:15 pm #

    took me ages to twig the Supremes. I adore Motown and Ross' voice just sounded a little thin and weedy, like a wet tissue breaking on the front of a speeding train.

    Then I realised that she's not meant to be part of the yawp the way Levi Stubbs or David Ruffin is. She comes at you from behind and sticks a silvery thread up your spine.

    The breakthrough was listening to I'm Gonna Make You Love Me, the way she says 'trick' in 'every trick in the book'. Crackles my heart like cellophane every time.

    There ain't no power like the redemptive rejuvenating power of soul music.

    Hope to see you in Europe soonly, man. Love you.

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 February 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    I hate the dentist. I despise the dentist. how could you even make yourself get out of the bed to go see the dentist?

    State in April/ May? great to hear. come on over and play as many shows as you want.

    Wilfred P

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    Jasperina | 5 February 2010 at 9:24 pm #

    I hear the echoing song of a lone bird this dull morning. It's rained so much last night that everything feels soggy and wrinkled . The ever expanding creative vistas are appearing before you. Taking gentle care of yourself is part of the unfolding of the greater self. That magic voice of yours resides within those pearly gates.

  13. avatar
    m.p.k | 5 February 2010 at 10:06 pm #

    I've never had a cavity or broken a bone. Astrology says it's because I have Sun conjunct Saturn. My dentist says the same things every time. "Keep doing whatever you do. And sometimes… I have never seen anyone your age with teeth this healthy". We all have our strengths and weaknesses though. $1700? That's rough. I thought you Aussies had socialized medicine?

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 February 2010 at 10:13 pm #

    supremes ok.. only 'cause barry gordy was pumpin' diana ross much prefer Martha and the Vandelas.

    wonderfully constructed..very moreish just like nitrousoxide.

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    Anonymous | 5 February 2010 at 11:57 pm #

    The first time they tried to gas me, I didn't go under. Two hours pass & they send me home under the care of my mum. I didn't remember anything once we left the carpark, but I apparently ate a meal & spent a penny at the local Maid Rite restaurant.

    Nowadays, the night before my teeth get crowned, I take a prescribed amount of Ambien, followed by some more on the morning of the appointment. It's worked out pretty good. I've got two more crowning appointments to plan for (8 crowns in total). Costs a bit more because they have to create custom-made ceramic fillings to replace the thin hollowed-out interiors of the teeth, and then plaster it up. The ceramic is supposed to give some much-needed structural support.

  16. avatar
    tt | 6 February 2010 at 12:27 am #

    I love Motown. The Supremes, The Temptations, and — especially — Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Four Tops, and Marvin Gaye.

  17. avatar
    fantasticandy | 6 February 2010 at 12:28 am #

    'i am He who am the only one!'
    buy it folks!
    first track is called 'killer'
    geezz you make i laugh last couple 'o blogs steve…..
    bless ya for that mate.
    euro dates?

  18. avatar
    Melquiades | 6 February 2010 at 1:05 am #

    Looking very forward to seeing you guys this year.

  19. avatar
    Steven Krut | 6 February 2010 at 1:57 am #

    I love that you demanded the gas for a cleaning. You're my hero! 😀

    I've been listening to a lot of this electric lounge stuff like Thievery Corporation. Pretty cool.

    I hope you come near Atlanta when you tour the states. That's where I live.

  20. avatar
    K.P.BUK | 6 February 2010 at 2:31 am #

    There’s an old
    Man here said
    He knew you
    In another
    13 long years
    and that’s
    just the tip
    of the top
    spinning in
    space distant
    star how
    near another
    year I look
    in the mirror
    still broken
    I new you
    Since then I’ve
    Never forgotten
    Soft words
    Meaning how
    Cruel the world
    Time dividing
    Nothing else
    Just the same
    The aspects
    Of feeling
    Gifts of live
    Little luxuries
    I paint for no
    Reason enough
    Said I’m
    With you
    A fire still
    We search the
    For wealth
    Let’s have a

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 February 2010 at 3:42 am #

    William S. Burroughs
    Born February 5, 1914
    St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
    Died August 2, 1997 (aged 83)
    Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.
    Pen name William Lee
    Occupation Novelist, Short story writer, Essayist
    Genres Beat, Science fiction, Satire
    Literary movement Beat
    Notable work(s) Naked Lunch,
    Spouse(s) Ilse von Klapper (1937-1946)
    Joan Vollmer (1946-1951)
    Children William S. Burroughs, Jr.
    Relative(s) William Seward Burroughs I, grandfather
    Ivy Lee, maternal uncle
    William Seward Burroughs II (February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997; pronounced /ˈbʌroʊz/) was an American novelist, essayist, social critic, painter and spoken word performer. Much of Burroughs's work is semi-autobiographical, drawn from his experiences as an opiate addict, a condition that marked the last fifty years of his life. A primary member of the Beat Generation, he was an avant-garde author who affected popular culture as well as literature. In 1975, he was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
    Contents [hide]
    He became a member of a chaos magic organization, the Illuminates of Thanateros, in 1993, a group whose very existence would not have been possible without his works.[41]
    During his later years in Kansas, Burroughs also developed a painting technique whereby he created abstract compositions by placing spray paint cans in front of, and some distance from, blank canvasses, and then shooting at the paint cans with a shotgun. These splattered canvasses were shown in a Chicago gallery in the late 1980s and a New York City gallery in the early 1990s.
    Burroughs's final filmed performance was in the video for "Last Night on Earth" by Irish rock band U2, filmed in Kansas City, Missouri, directed by Richie Smyth and also featuring Sophie Dahl.[42]

    Burroughs died in Lawrence, at 6:50 p.m. on August 2, 1997 from complications of a heart attack he had suffered the previous day.[8] He was interred in the family plot in Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri,[43] with a marker bearing his full name and the epitaph "American Writer." The grave lies to the right of the white granite obelisk of William Seward Burroughs I (1857-1898).
    [edit]After his death
    Since 1997, several posthumous collections of Burroughs's work have been published. A few months after his death, a collection of writings spanning his entire career, Word Virus, was published (according to the book's introduction, Burroughs himself approved its contents prior to his death)[16]. Aside from numerous previously released pieces, Word Virus also included one of the few surviving fragments of And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks, an unpublished novel by Burroughs and Kerouac. A collection of journal entries written during the final months of Burroughs's life was published as the book Last Words in 2000. Publication of a memoir by Burroughs entitled Evil River by Viking Press has been delayed several times; after initially being announced for a 2005 release, Web retailers such as indicated a 2007 release, complete with an ISBN number (ISBN 0670813516), but no such release has, to date, occurred.[44] In December 2007, Ohio State University Press released Everything Lost: The Latin American Journals of William S. Burroughs. Edited by Oliver Harris, the book contains transcriptions of journal entries made by Burroughs during the time of composing Queer and The Yage Letters.[45] In addition, special editions of The Yage Letters, Naked Lunch and Junkie/Junky have been published in recent years, all containing additional material and essays on the works.
    The complete Kerouac/Burroughs manuscript And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks was published for the first time in November 2008.[46]
    [edit]Literary style and periods

  22. avatar
    Sasha | 6 February 2010 at 5:41 am #


    My husband and I will be in Sydney on holiday for about 7ish days (coming from NYC). Any idea where your show might be on the 17th / 18th?


  23. avatar
    Sashua Orthvans | 6 February 2010 at 5:47 am #

    Any idea where your Sydney show might be? We'll be in Sydney (on holiday from NYC) over the 17th & 18th and would love to go! Been seeing The Church in the states since the 80's and it would be a real treat to see you in Australia.

    Sasha & Josh

  24. avatar
    ross b | 6 February 2010 at 6:37 am #

    y'know, i was beaten up at school 'coz i couldn't serf..

    Supremes, great for this kinda weather…nice bass, eh!

  25. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 6 February 2010 at 9:52 am #

    my mouth is the most expensive part of me…….

    very much inclined to rip my fucking teeth out and gum my way through the rest of my life…..

    love always….

  26. avatar
    eek | 6 February 2010 at 9:57 am #

    I'm glad you are getting your teeth fixed, even though it is expensive. I wouldn't want you to have to gum your food. 😉

    "they say im doing america april to may"

    Yippie!! I'm all excited! Guess I better work on getting my shit together, eh?

    "got back my facebook"

    I saw that. Now I can become a fan. 🙂

  27. avatar
    Freddie | 6 February 2010 at 1:37 pm #

    Sasha, the Church MySpace page has the times and places listed at

    Hope you have a great time on vacation and yes, I'm so jealous. 🙂

  28. avatar
    bc | 6 February 2010 at 3:41 pm #

    and give up the bad
    take up the new


  29. avatar
    bc | 6 February 2010 at 4:00 pm #

    they say im doing america april to may
    !!wicked awesome!!

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 February 2010 at 2:04 pm #

    Church acoustic gigs

    17th Feb at Tilleys Devine Cafe, Canberra ACT — a few hours drive

    18th Feb at Notes Live, Newtown, Sydney NSW

  31. avatar
    Mr. Argent | 7 February 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    Oy, SK! 1700 AUSD for a crown is waaaay too much. I would recommend calling around for a better price, if you can find the time. I should think you would find them for nearly half that.

    "It's Time To Break Down" (Supremes) is a masterpiece.

  32. avatar
    Sashua Orthvans | 11 February 2010 at 10:06 pm #

    Thanks so much, Freddie!! We're wrapping up the NZ leg and heading to Sydney in a few days.

    Can't wait to see the show!!!


  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 March 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    Hello. And Bye.

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