posted on August 9, 2009 at 9:36 am

i would like to know how many people cannot
for whatever reason
watch these videos

56 Responses to “poem”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 August 2009 at 11:10 am #

    I like your new glasses!

    sometimes the bandwith is full and one cannot hear

    hey fans, for more kilbey vox pleasure, go to karmic hit and listen the the bothers podcast

    and the mine of info! c30, c60, c90 go!; and the phsychedelia rave is soo funny



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    Paul Lightfoot | 9 August 2009 at 11:11 am #

    Don't EVER type a single word again :))

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    Anonymous | 9 August 2009 at 11:13 am #

    make that funny And interesting

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    Jasperina | 9 August 2009 at 11:20 am #

    Mysterious. Evocative…speaking voice and singing voice doesn't get much better than that.

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    St Christopher of Pivot Town | 9 August 2009 at 12:05 pm #

    you seem so very close to the meaning
    it seems only just out of your reach
    tell me
    the darkness in which it lies
    is it a stellar accident
    or is it reproduced for effect
    night after night
    some primeval significance throbbing at its core

    or are you just as lost as me
    i can no longer hold my daughter's stare
    as she wonders at suburban streets
    stricken by the ordinariness
    the containment of all that weirdness
    the cooking smells
    o god, those wretched cooking smells
    they claimed the unsinkable sylvia plath
    i know it

    but either way
    that you're out there searching
    and reporting back
    it may not be the difference
    like, the difference
    but fuck it helps

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    Freddie | 9 August 2009 at 12:11 pm #

    Wow….you’re welcome to tax my bandwidth any day.

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    Hellbound Heart | 9 August 2009 at 12:31 pm #

    i could listen to you reading your poetry forever….what a wonderful way to end the day… dream, to remember…..

    only time i can't listen to/watch your vids is when the internet is being slow and things freeze on me until more vid is downloaded….

    love always…..

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    Anonymous | 9 August 2009 at 1:29 pm #

    vids work great on laptop… but can't see them on the iphone…

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    Anonymous | 9 August 2009 at 1:34 pm #

    Will you be teaching class anywhere locally? Love your work but not like the movie.

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    Belfrank | 9 August 2009 at 1:45 pm #

    Nice one Steven!
    The poetry works better spoken in my humble opinon.

  11. avatar
    matthew | 9 August 2009 at 2:57 pm #

    Ahh, love it SK! And I cannot… for whatever reason… stop watching these videos…

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    Anonymous | 9 August 2009 at 3:18 pm #

    I can view the videos fine, no probs. The sound can be pretty quiet, however, but I suppose this depends how close you are to the internal mic?

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    plumlady | 9 August 2009 at 3:29 pm #

    Video comes thorugh great, but then I've got a newer iMac…..
    Love to her your voice, so relaxing, so smooth. That's why I've stuck with The Church since the very first album. A voice like yours is hard to come by.

    I like the idea of you doing children's books….I'd buy them even though there are no little kids in my life.

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    lk | 9 August 2009 at 3:40 pm #

    mmm, you're so yummy. Please keep doing these videos, I could listen to you/watch you forever.

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    Anonymous | 9 August 2009 at 3:53 pm #

    had to lean in to hear you; unlike yesterdays which was fulsomely spoke

    the protocols muffled your cyber sigh

    there's always, always, at least one killer line in everything you write; could this one be the grass claws though the sand?

    read us the blog about the sea taking the sand in it's mouth!

  16. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 9 August 2009 at 4:07 pm #

    Finally received Untitled # 23 on vinyl the other day. Sweet!

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    Nick | 9 August 2009 at 4:09 pm #

    coming in loud and clear. thanks for that ! Fiction

  18. avatar
    tendraftsdeep | 9 August 2009 at 4:33 pm #

    I see the videos just fine. how about a dark and spooky one?

  19. avatar
    AssMidget | 9 August 2009 at 4:42 pm #

    I have a very slow connection. It took 2 hours to view your first video. It's cool though, I'll just watch t.v. while they load.

  20. avatar
    glynnisjohns | 9 August 2009 at 4:48 pm #

    Ah, delightful that was.

    We are receiving transmission successfully, telepathically, emphatically.


  21. avatar
    Mary | 9 August 2009 at 4:51 pm #

    i LOVE you glasses, they are way cool!!! but then again you always look hot cool and sexy!! keep rockin babe!!
    love ya


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    Anonymous | 9 August 2009 at 5:45 pm #

    If everyone just owned MACs, they'd be OK. The World would be a better place too! Videos work perfectly. Can't wait to see what you come up with once you've mastered IMovie!

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    Kozmos | 9 August 2009 at 5:47 pm #

    Simply put, brilliant. Your ability to evoke images with words and emotion with your voice is mesmerizing. Thank you for sharing your gift …

    Never had an issue seeing the vids.

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    Ellen | 9 August 2009 at 6:50 pm #

    Normally I have no trouble on my PC, but I cannnot view it on my Iphone. This is most likely due to "user" error!

    On vacation this week in beautiful Oregon, so I will probably have to wait to view these video gems upon my return.

    At least I can still read your blog. Whew!

    In the meantime, I'm going to continue trying to figure out this contraption.

  25. avatar
    frostatmidnight | 9 August 2009 at 7:03 pm #

    So sweet and yet so sad. Lovely reading.


  26. avatar
    The man from Nantuckett | 9 August 2009 at 7:07 pm #

    There once was a man from Nantuckett
    Who had a Church fetish so long he could sukkit

  27. avatar
    Melquiades | 9 August 2009 at 9:14 pm #

    words cannot describe
    the treasures that pour
    from your cerebrum
    your soul
    your heart
    and lives lived

    you are majesty
    and derelict combined
    with all the wisdom to put forth
    of a thousand ages

    I feel gifted to have met someone
    like yourself Steve
    /rock on. and on and on and on[diminishing voice]

  28. avatar
    Melquiades | 9 August 2009 at 9:16 pm #

    btw, 10000 miles and i can see/hear you clearly maestro on this vid just fine 🙂

  29. avatar
    M E M | 9 August 2009 at 9:22 pm #

    thanks for that killer…

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    m.p.k. | 9 August 2009 at 9:29 pm #

    this is so great SK, it's a treat. i would love to spark one and listen to you intone this stuff. and i'd give you a show too. i can juggle 5 torches, no problem.

    I really wish I could pay you guys for your work! I mean, why can't I pay you to download the obscure stuff like Refo: Mation? I'm having to order it from some guy in the Netherlands. I mean… come on mate, bro, dhude… if you put this stuff up I'd much rather be paying you the money.

    much love to you

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    GHOSTOWN | 9 August 2009 at 9:44 pm #



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    eek | 9 August 2009 at 10:04 pm #

    I have to admit the phrase "poetry reading" usually fills me with horror. So often they are overly melodramatic recitations of god-awful writing — please, please kill me now. There is just something about poetry that intensifies everything, so when it's bad (and as we all know, it often is), it's very, very bad.

    But this piece Steve, ah yes, this is how it should be done.


    (no problems at all getting the video for me)

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    princey | 9 August 2009 at 10:38 pm #

    It's like a dream come true, I've been hoping for a poem for so, so, so, so long. Thanx killsy:))))

    I can view your vids fine luckily (otherwise I'd be pulling my hair out!!!)….please keep 'em coming
    Love Amanda

  34. avatar
    ed in fl | 9 August 2009 at 10:46 pm #

    Please put in "YouTube" format so we can see them on our mobile phones and less bandwidth. Thanks.

    Ed in fl

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    Freddie | 9 August 2009 at 11:17 pm #

    Regarding the comment about watching videos on Iphone….
    Forget about it, it’s not user error either
    IPhone won’t stream video from the web
    because AT&T doesn’t want it clogging up the network.

    For me, sometimes your videos take a little longer load at work during peak usage
    but otherwise here at home, the playback has been instantaneous.
    I have a 54 Mbps connection via cable modem.

  36. avatar
    cazziem | 9 August 2009 at 11:42 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful!

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    rubikon | 9 August 2009 at 11:58 pm #

    If anyone cannot view the video they are either having bandwidth problems (if the video is slow and/or takes a long time to view with pauses/breaks) or they don't have Adobe Flash player installed (which can be downloaded from Adobe's web site).

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    Anonymous | 10 August 2009 at 12:03 am #

    Recieving your Vid's just fine in taz-man-nia 🙂
    But had to watch it in teh library and borrow headphones off of a homeless old woman, she took teh left and i took teh right !LOL!
    BTW am i the ONLY person who realised that a certain song was made up of a LOT of nell dunn's 'up teh junction'???

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    bjmcwilliams | 10 August 2009 at 1:25 am #

    Very nice… very nice…

    Can view videos on mac laptop no problem.

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    Celticat | 10 August 2009 at 2:23 am #

    All Good here capn


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    Anonymous | 10 August 2009 at 2:28 am #

    These video blogs are fantastic. Thanks for the reading Steve – it was poetry in motion.

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    JJ | 10 August 2009 at 2:58 am #

    Excellent….I was hanging on every word, hearing the water, seeing the lights low in the caravan park at night. Your voice, bringing the words to life with your inimitable cadence and sonorous timbre.

    Very much enjoyed, Magician. Thank you.

    (I also have a Mac lappy, all works well)


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    Johnsense | 10 August 2009 at 4:37 am #

    TB T.V… wonderful… transmission clear… contents valuable… 100% free of preservatives…
    processed with a chemical free delivery system…(that point might be debatable)… this product is meat free… this product is full of beans (soy)… this product is full of joy…
    TB T.V… reader/viewer/voyeur warning; contents may be enlightening… contents may stimulate thinking… reader/viewer/voyeur’s may begin to wonder of a past life existence and turn to the books of Edgar Cayce; though I did years before I knew of the TB… reader/viewer/voyeur’s may begin to question eating meat; and that won’t make the burger king or mac d happy…

    Breaking news! possible commercial sponsors for TB T.V… totally unconfirmed at this date)… eden soy… fender… zig zag… peta… the global flax seed improvement society… with best wishes from sam clemens ghost… (so I’ve heard)

    and lastly, didn’t I mention you should do this video thing a month an a half ago…? yes my marketing skills are phenomenal, just give me 20% off the top… wait, okay 10% after cost… hold on… okay 5.125% of every thought… no that wont work either… my services are rendered free, just think of me, in the blue green sea, dreaming of better days.

    from the other side of the globe…

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 August 2009 at 5:12 am #

    all clear re visibility and sound…all well…now, how's about some little song to go?

    Greedy Goose

  45. avatar
    iseult | 10 August 2009 at 5:58 am #

    just back from the island briefly
    so am sun dazed and cold swum
    loved this
    and the super impo photo

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    Anonymous | 10 August 2009 at 6:10 am #

    Can't c any of the videos.

    Cool glasses.

    Peace & love

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    Anonymous | 10 August 2009 at 6:38 am #

    Can't watch videos, can't hear anything, can only read the written word.

    Lady Di

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    Anonymous | 10 August 2009 at 7:31 am #

    Hi Steve can't view on iPhone.. See you at the sails gig on sundee. Lisa

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    Sonny | 10 August 2009 at 7:40 am #

    I'm on dial-up so the vids take forever to download. Can't do much about it since I'm on a pension – hey ho.Enjoyed what little I've seen so far though.


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    Cwinifred | 10 August 2009 at 8:02 am #

    I can't watch flash at work.

  51. avatar
    fantasticandy | 10 August 2009 at 9:12 am #

    no probs with vids,
    'n jolly good they are too!

  52. avatar
    cb | 10 August 2009 at 9:39 am #

    My workplace frowns upon people who watch videos on their computers. However, I say 'fuck them'. Please keep them coming Mr Kilbey, I'm enjoying these.

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    richie24u2 | 10 August 2009 at 11:54 am #

    No problems watching here in New York! Thankfully…enjoying seeing you immensely! Keep 'em coming Killer

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    CSTCoach | 10 August 2009 at 2:55 pm #

    Loved it!

    Beautiful images. "inky and marine-green random lovely patterns" – very nice! even a bit of science thrown in for good measure ("starlight contains shifting reds and blues").

    "Love around here?" "Used to…" The perfect ominous note. She didn't move away. It's just that she's no longer living at all….

    Nicely read 🙂

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    Ellen | 10 August 2009 at 10:18 pm #

    Ahhhh thanks, Freddie! I feel much better knowing it is an AT&T issue.

    Can't wait to view this (and other subsequent videos) when I get home…

  56. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 August 2009 at 2:55 am #

    AT&T sends ALL your data straight to the NSA

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