posted on January 27, 2008 at 2:51 am

last nite i played a private function on outskirts of melb
it was a lotta fun
mr ricki played too with me
he was nervous tho
i wasnt
i hadda good time
i let people sing their fave tunes
i danced with my guitar under the taup
i sang in the hot dark
later i smoked on a verandah overlooking swimming pool
surrounded by the gently vibrating bush
i sat and talked to the locals
we had vegan banquet
we had local hydro
we had nice reception
we had mother energy drinks n vodka
we tune under the moon
balmy times in my life
well paid everything considering
nice people
nice b and b where i stayed
as i check in the the older but still nice owner-lady
what kinda entertainer are ya?
of course i come back with perennial
oh im a male stripper
the lady looks me up n down twice
ok she says what times that party startin’?
yeah wow a nice interlude
which we played by the way
now im at mel airport
waiting to go home
n start back on church for litle while
first will take doodles for a dippy dip dip
i hope
if my plane doesnae crash….

57 Responses to “private function”

  1. avatar
    steve kilbey | 27 January 2008 at 3:04 am #

    now my fuckin flights d-laid!

  2. avatar
    eek | 27 January 2008 at 3:21 am #

    Your plane better not crash — who would write this blog!?! 😉

    now my fuckin flights d-laid! Bastards!! >:(

    Sounds like a nice night. Glad you had a good time.

  3. avatar
    Richard | 27 January 2008 at 3:26 am #

    ever hear that Indigo Girls lyric:

    “Up on an airplane –
    nearer my god to thee.
    I start making a deal,
    inspired by gravity…” ?

  4. avatar
    esne snoner | 27 January 2008 at 3:34 am #

    just the other night i was wandering around with iriver on random play and an interlude came on and methinks to myself – flock – that would be so good live these days – full band pul-lease – welcome home again

  5. avatar
    linjo | 27 January 2008 at 3:37 am #

    Could be a good side line with all those yoga moves!

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 January 2008 at 3:45 am #

    bon voyage.

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 January 2008 at 4:16 am #

    “just so you know what you’re getting yourself into”…should be smooth sailing/flying SK! 🙂 😉 i know you worry,but you’re going to be okay!relax .x

  8. avatar
    issakimani | 27 January 2008 at 5:13 am #

    I’m glad you had such a good time at that private function. It is wonderful to hear you so upbeat!!! Local hydro…yum. You will have a safe flight, no worries!!!

    One Love,

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 January 2008 at 5:59 am #

    Priestess=aura?glad you had fun SK.hope it paid ok.did you have to play milky way for the $$$.now that’d be selling your soul.long live the church.:(

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 January 2008 at 6:01 am #

    sorry, correction?:)!

  11. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 27 January 2008 at 6:14 am #

    D A I – K O O – M Y O
    H O N – S H A – Z E – S H O – N E N
    over and over again
    for me esskay and his plane…

  12. avatar
    melissa | 27 January 2008 at 6:19 am #

    tee-hee 🙂 Male Stripper, made me laugh. Actually, just imagining the look on the lady’s face at the B&B is pretty funny 😀

    Hope last night event was great fun – vegan banquet sounds especially good 🙂

    Plane travel is just…. horrible. (I can really relate to those Indigo Girls lyrics!) Hope the trip back was ok and you get home safe and sound.

    All the best Steve 🙂

  13. avatar
    Curly | 27 January 2008 at 7:20 am #

    Awesome post tonight Steve. Vivid imagery. Just got the 2007 NZ video and watched it today. Really fucking nice. “Is Your Love in Vain” was nice cover. It cooked man. Buffalo is a timeless number. So simple on the surface but so many layers underneath. I also thought the interview was really good. Money well spent. Can’t wait to hear what you guys are cooking up in the lab.

  14. avatar
    fantasticandy | 27 January 2008 at 9:42 am #

    some days ARE better than others,
    mine marked 28 years of ‘wedded bliss’ with chrissy!
    all the best,
    andy L.

  15. avatar
    princey | 27 January 2008 at 10:07 am #

    Hi sk, sounds like your back on track, I’m happy you’re happy again.
    I met your friend Ricky the other night, what a lovely guy, and a whizz with the guitar gadgets and pedals! He said so many nice things about you, so he must be a cool dude! Did he remember to say cheerio to you from me?
    Have a nice night sk.
    Love Amanda

  16. avatar
    davem | 27 January 2008 at 10:58 am #

    Oh to hear you at a private party. Outside the scope of my pockets though….
    Hope the flight went ok and great news that you’re back to The Church.
    Congrats Andy!!

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 January 2008 at 11:30 am #

    you are quite the whinger
    you are here and heath is not, or jim or jeff or janis or brendon or tim or bruce or jack …
    you have had more whines than hot dinners and you’re still here
    spare a thought for those who have lost their lives, or a child, are brain dead,or have aids,cancer, or
    made a mistake with meds
    one day you will know real despair as opposed to self induced
    ohh flight delayed boo hoo did that bring your hourly rate down

  18. avatar
    tommo | 27 January 2008 at 11:46 am #

    Oi, 10.30pm

    put a fucking sock in it, dickweed

    or at least get on the same page…soryy if you are pining for heath, but here ain’t the place for it

  19. avatar
    fantasticandy | 27 January 2008 at 12:14 pm #

    i’m HERE because of the honesty.
    he’s not saint fuckin’ kilbey….
    just some guy with a bit more talent than most.
    what d’ya want from the bloke?
    andy L.

    p.s. cheers dave!

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 January 2008 at 12:35 pm #

    may the anonymous cucumber, find peas.baffling!xo

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 January 2008 at 12:55 pm #


  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 January 2008 at 2:16 pm #

    Now doing private fifos…nice work

  23. avatar
    tim | 27 January 2008 at 3:32 pm #

    if you are going to hurl insults be man or woman enough to do it without the veil of an anonymous commenter

    sk is human like anyone else and one of the great things about his blog is he doesn’t try to hide the fact.

    that he was able to pull himself from the jaws of addiction and destruction is not something he should be made to feel guilty for but celebrated.

    when one has a family to feed a gig is a gig so go fuck yerself anon at 10:30

  24. avatar
    tim | 27 January 2008 at 3:35 pm #

    p.s. congrats Andy! 20 for me and the missus this year!

  25. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 27 January 2008 at 6:06 pm #

    The fact that SK has been an animal loving vegetarian since 1972 verifies that he has reverence for all life. He lamented the loss of innocent human lives in the Congo a few blogs ago. No one can question his empathy for the downtrodden.

    I’m glad that SK had an interlude of tranquility amid the environs of Melbourne.

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 January 2008 at 9:13 pm #

    EVERYBODY?!…..think LOVE .

  27. avatar
    Megan | 27 January 2008 at 10:33 pm #

    Eeky-thanks again for the link to ‘stolen property’.a truly inspired and inspiring performance steve.i put the link onto my desktop.shivers down yer backbone material,that is!you just keep getting better with age!:)

  28. avatar
    linjo | 27 January 2008 at 10:51 pm #

    10.30 anon was a whinge in itself and such a tired old argument as to why we should feel “blessed”. Yeah sure but be honest and admit you are fascinated by human emotion. Steve has his “tight undy days” like all of us. No doubt anon will keep tuning in everyday for a dose of candour.

  29. avatar
    eek | 27 January 2008 at 11:11 pm #

    what kinda entertainer are ya?
    of course i come back with perennial
    oh im a male stripper
    the lady looks me up n down twice
    ok she says what times that party startin’?

    Great line and great comeback. Well played by both of you! 🙂

    Megan — thanks. 🙂 I agree it’s a powerful version. Makes me eager for the dvd of the whole show!

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 January 2008 at 11:17 pm #

    has listened it-the stolen property- over 10 times. You maybe felt dissapointed cause of your voice that day, but it was a great, great performance, steven.

    btw, the NZ dvd is truly a present. (Thank you MD, again.)


  31. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 28 January 2008 at 2:02 am #

    howdy hidy, steve…pleased to read things are going better…my rough spot is slowly smoothing out as well,given a bit more time…damn, i’ve got my 40th birthday coming up later on in the year, howsabout a little private do up here on the north coast to help celebrate it???? you fellow fiendsss would be more than welcome…ah, what a great bash THAT would be… 🙂
    love always…

  32. avatar
    steve kilbey | 28 January 2008 at 2:07 am #

    i am available for any occaision
    at a (hefty) price

  33. avatar
    Dave | 28 January 2008 at 2:50 am #

    I was at the Party, infact I was lucky enough to get to sing Tristesse with Steve and Ricky accompanying me, what a blast!
    My 2 year old son was with me, I was holding him at the time Steve asked if anyone wanted to sing, and the next thing I knew we were there having a croon…twas very spontaneous. It was a great night, lots of fun and not as pricey as you might imagine, I thought a couple of em’ plus the cost of a PA was very reasonable for having your favourite singer songwriter of all time play at your birthday. Hope that testinonial gets you a few more Gigs Steve

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 January 2008 at 3:50 am #

    “birthdays,parties,anything”!?…SJK,delivered to your door!;-)

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 January 2008 at 5:46 am #

    now is now
    take it out on your friends and family , anon, or have they left the building?
    i am hard pressed not to bite or sting ,deaf ears are hard to slice through,anon,
    this is no sticking up for or put down
    cold is hard to warm
    jagged hard to soften
    karma traces itself
    leans in on itself
    snatches green to black
    lifts itself on to tables in theatres and inserts its own iv
    foams at the mouth ,puts itself away wet
    strangles mere men with silken cords and pinstripes
    sees itself out and leaves you
    quivering in dark holds
    shivering in the bright sun
    quaking on firm ground
    opens its own doors
    implodes , burns and coughs up blood
    ahh anger and jealousy the great multipliers
    self loathing your mirror
    send yourself a letter sealed with a kiss and the
    strap on a pair and see if youve got the stuff to open it

    baal and zeus

  36. avatar
    princey | 28 January 2008 at 6:50 am #

    Wow Dave, lucky you!! Any photos from the party to share with us???

  37. avatar
    melissa | 28 January 2008 at 6:59 am #

    So .. Steve … what exactly is ‘hefty’???


    Just daydreaming of a Timebeing-esque May birthday party .. who wants to come???

  38. avatar
    linjo | 28 January 2008 at 7:17 am #

    Everyone Melissa, maybe we can all chip in? Depends where you live!

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 January 2008 at 7:35 am #

    I’m in Melby Linda 😀

  40. avatar
    davem | 28 January 2008 at 7:36 am #

    Flights from blighty may make the cost prohibitive for us uk fiends………

  41. avatar
    steve kilbey | 28 January 2008 at 7:42 am #

    i have a very demanding rider
    and im very bitchy to work with
    i throw tanties and stuff…..

  42. avatar
    linjo | 28 January 2008 at 7:42 am #

    Oh I in mid north NSW, never mind, hope you get something going down there girl!

  43. avatar
    linjo | 28 January 2008 at 7:44 am #

    Tanties with tight panties!
    sorry had a few arvo coldies!

  44. avatar
    princey | 28 January 2008 at 7:51 am #

    YES! Melissa I’m coming! I’ll bring the brownies and red bull or whatever HE drinks!

  45. avatar
    Richard | 28 January 2008 at 7:56 am #

    if you were after a neutral venue flights to Darwin are very reasonable y’know

  46. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 January 2008 at 8:15 am #

    ok, it’s a deal! I’m serious!

    tanties etc are fine SK… I can handle it, LOL. How about a bottle of Jagermeister (I know I spelt that wrong!) thrown into the deal???


  47. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 January 2008 at 8:16 am #

    that’s Melissa by the way!!!!!!

  48. avatar
    matt davison | 28 January 2008 at 9:02 am #

    why wasn’t i invited????…. I moved to aussy to see as many sk, crunch gigs as one life can withstand.

    Damm I shudda moved to Syders


    ps : new treats that didn’t make it to the dvd might appear round the traps…authorized of course by sk & senior mgt.

  49. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 28 January 2008 at 9:18 am #

    …yep, count me in too, guys, melissa, i’ll help chip in for the coast of steve’s gig, airline ticket, etc, etc, etc…i’m used to working with tempramental individuals, steve, i’m a teacher, remember…i’ll supply some nice dry western australian white wine and heinekens (sic)…should help calm any wobblies…
    c’mon, steve, waddaya say…
    love always…

  50. avatar
    eek | 28 January 2008 at 9:39 am #

    i have a very demanding rider
    and im very bitchy to work with
    i throw tanties and stuff…..

    Well shit that pretty much kills my birthday gig plans. I just hate having to slap people silly on my birthday. >:(

    …probably best since I’ve only managed to scrounge up $6.34 that isn’t already allocated for, you know, living expenses. Somehow I don’t think that’s considered a hefty fee. Sigh.

  51. avatar
    tommo | 28 January 2008 at 10:14 am #

    so how much is hefty? more than a balloon bender at a kids party or what?

  52. avatar
    lily was here | 28 January 2008 at 10:40 am #

    Did the good woman at the B&B have a nice verandah? Cheeky lady. Nice to see your smilin’ words sk. I dont think i could sell any organs to raise money but maybe those naked photos of you that we’re gonna take when you do your stripper act.

    Party Dave, you are spoilt, Im so jealous …Steve AND Ricky!

    congrats Andy! nice one. Good luck with the new cd.

  53. avatar
    Celticat | 28 January 2008 at 11:30 am #

    Loved it!

    Cheers Steve

  54. avatar
    Dave | 28 January 2008 at 2:53 pm #

    Can anyone tell me how to post the pics, got some that I could show you all if your interested?

    Also people, Steve is more bark than bite, I know Greg (my mate who hired him for his wifes 40th B’day party) was worried because Steve had had a bad day on the blog the day before, but by all reports Steve was anything but bitchy. I personally enjoyed my brief conversation and if the little guy (you’ll see him in the photos) didn’t need looking after i would have enjoyed a bit more of a chance to chin wag with Steve.

    You guys don’t know what your missing…all you need is about 2K and a PA, it’s a bargain really!

    PS Steve (you can send all commissions to me, the karaoke Steve Kilby bookings spruker) 🙂

  55. avatar
    eek | 28 January 2008 at 10:42 pm #

    Dave — I don’t think you can post pics in the comments, but you could post them to a blog (I see you have a blue clickable name now
    😉 ), then all people would have to do is click on your name to see them on that blog. Putting pics up on a blogger blog is easy — just create a new post and click on the picture icon. The window which opens will tell you just what you need to do (it’s only a couple of quick steps).

    I’d love to see you pics. 🙂

  56. avatar
    Greg Swedosh | 30 January 2008 at 11:15 pm #

    Hi guys, not sure if you’re still reading this “old” post or not, but I’m Greg who organised the party. The fee that Dave stated on his post is not entirely accurate but it is in the ballpark. If you want to find out an exact price or book Steve, email Matt at He organised everything to do with the event from Steve’s side. Let me say that it was all worth it being a truly memorable night for everybody who was there. If you want to read my rantings on the night and/or see some pictures, check out my blog. I’d do it all again In A Heartbeat.

  57. avatar
    melissa | 31 January 2008 at 9:57 am #

    thankyou 😀

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