posted on July 2, 2008 at 9:51 pm

my moment in the sun over
wake up with a horrible cold
time running out like it always has
the clock hammers at it
throwing minutes out into the room
the sixties become the eighties
the eighties become 2008
and even that is now over more than halfway
old age waiting for us all
mysterious death…
white light
black out
what of our individuality
what will survive…?
what will go on
something will prevail…..
outside the weather is cold bright and windy
a huge whale breaches the surface of the sea
leaping unexpectedly into the sky
falling back with a colossal splash
japanese tourists watching at the sealine
the woofles blondish curls dance in the wind
this morning i played moon river for her
the original version from 63
its moon river …i like this song says the woofle
she flashes her eyes and gives me a long thoughtful kiss
of course being the type of olde hippie that i am
and a believer in reincarnation
i’m presuming the woofle heard this in her last life
cos this song sure makes her go strange
she demands an immediate replay
calling in her mother
listen mum..its moon river….are you ready..
when a third play doesnt happen
she breaks down, inconsolable
go away she weeps when i play the las” there she goes”
how could a kid like scarlet love this old song so much?
its july now
i dont know what the future holds
i dont know if the church is touring or what
but i went round polinskis laundry goat studios
and he played me the completed thing of p.killer
and he handed over the master tapes (so to speak)
i must say that he has done a sterling is to be expected
i cant tell you how nice it is to have people you trust
if im singing a song and tim says its good or bad i can trust ‘im
if im getting a haircut or having my painting filmed i call in nelg
nelg knows how to cut my wispy hair and its a relief
a bad haircut or an unsuitable one can be very demoralising
polinski knows how to mix music and thats a relief
other people like m kennedy
and g bennie
and caino
they know how to write music for songs
thats a relief
my brother john
good at b vox…thats a relief too
anyway painkiller should be coming soon
and thats a real relief
maybe we’ll even gig a bite or two
the future is unwritten
just like my next song
somedays i feel like its gonna be ok
otherdays seems so black
just like everyone of course

32 Responses to “quo vadis, stevie k?”

  1. avatar
    craig1.618 | 3 July 2008 at 12:53 am #

    the ups and downs

    they can really wear on ya

    a line from the the’s “good morning beautiful”

    “the only path to heaven is via hell”

    sometimes i wonder

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    Anonymous | 3 July 2008 at 1:12 am #

    hope you feel better soon.keep warm.the music is going to be brilliant,and a sight for sore ears.bless you and your lovely family.:-) and your music!:-) xo

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    ed in fl | 3 July 2008 at 1:26 am #

    good to hear about the album-please tour!

    Ed in Florida

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    veleska1970 | 3 July 2008 at 1:31 am #

    hope you’re feeling better tomorrow. everybody i know is experiencing a case of the “blahs” right now….must be something in the air.

    i’m certain that scarlet heard that song from her past life. after all, at her age she is still very close to that time, you know. so some experiences are still fresh for her until the experiences of this life start building up on the other life’s.

    enjoy your afternoon, as much as you can.

    lotza love……

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    Anonymous | 3 July 2008 at 1:44 am #

    kids and music…my boy (4) loves the wombats, philippe katerine and unfortunately mika…you cant win them all and I blame his mum for that last one. ok, there may be an element of brainwashing but they certainly connect with some stuff of their own accord from a very early age…”Didn’t Leave Nobody But The Baby” (from Brother where art thou) used to send him in a trance when he was little…still sorta does… along with the “Goodbye song” from Big blue bear house…

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    kat | 3 July 2008 at 2:04 am #

    sk, that is so special, you singing to scarlet. you will always have that bond. reminds me of mom playing greensleeves on piano. i am, right now, listening to march slav (tchaikovsky) that my dad played in the shriners oriental band (musette). i love this song. a forever strong tune & memory.

    as far as clocks, they are alot of pressure. maybe thats why none of mine are set to the right time. lol


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    ross b | 3 July 2008 at 3:53 am #

    a bright beautiful day in bondi, a whale spotted in the glistening sea, a singsong with a lovely child..

    hey, life ain’t so bad! 😉

    Kinds, r.

  8. avatar
    Taueret | 3 July 2008 at 4:09 am #

    kids and music. my 5 year old freaks me out like that sometimes too. it’s lovely. get better.

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    Celticat | 3 July 2008 at 4:10 am #

    Morning Steve,

    exerpt from this mornings West Australian newspaper about your performance.

    “The Triffids were joined by The Church’s Steve Kilbey who filled in for McComb for a stirring version of Wide Open Road that sent shivers down many a spine at The Town Hall.

    Industry word has it that when Kilbey did a heart-wrenching version in rehersal a day earlier, some of The Triffids were brought to tears.”

    So there – put that in your pipe and smoke it!!

    Love to all

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    Brien Comerford | 3 July 2008 at 4:22 am #

    Empedocles returns !!!! “Wide Open Road” makes “el momento siguiente” a must purchase for all music fans. Ten other great songs also imbue that CD with musical virulity !

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    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 3 July 2008 at 4:56 am #

    what you talkin’ bout esskay, the future was written and you are supposed to tour this angel like never before…
    Mr. Feathers

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    ...being here, doing this... | 3 July 2008 at 6:06 am #

    “this morning i played moon river”

    I’ve been walking around my flat
    singing that tune to myself
    over the past
    month or so!

    I think it’s moved in!

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    davem | 3 July 2008 at 7:38 am #

    I’d love a bad haircut sk!
    Great news about painkiller, but I’m sad to read about the uncertainty surrounding The Church tour. I always hope for just one more visit.

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    linjo | 3 July 2008 at 9:53 am #

    Wakin up with a bad cold hit me yesterdee too Steve. Went to the chemist to get some pseudohephedrine (sic) so I didnt sneeze and drip all over the customer’s coffee, my lord, felt like a drugee trying to get a fix. Had to show the license and get the third degree, whilst being perused as a person of suspicious nature. Dont like taking tabs like this as they are not good for the psyche, couple of days ok though. Keep rockin Steve. Your voice is a gift, liquid velvet. If I was a richie rich, I would so love to have some of your uniquely beautiful magical art. Linda X

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    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 3 July 2008 at 10:04 am #

    Painkiller coming soon! How soon? Not soon enough! But hey, I’ll try and be patient for a while longer, Steve. I’m sure it’ll be worth it.

    Must be nice to “be able to afford” oneself the luxury of believing in reincarnation. I wish I did believe in it, but unfortunately I just don’t. There’s absolutely no logic to it. Not that everything has to be logic and make sense; I just believe that when it’s over it’s over, and that it is that very “knowledge” that is meant to make us make the very most of our lives…

  16. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 3 July 2008 at 11:19 am #

    my internet connection’s not working properly and this is the fifth time that i’ve tried to send something…fuck this bullshit…

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    Hellbound Heart | 3 July 2008 at 11:21 am #

    yeah, that’d be right…the one that i swear and get the shits on is the one that the computer decides to send…ok, goodnight all…
    love always…

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    slaphead | 3 July 2008 at 11:46 am #

    A bad haircut can be demoralising? You shoulda tried coping with going bald from bein 20 like I had to. I’ll swap for your wisps anyday.

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    Anonymous | 3 July 2008 at 11:57 am #

    Steve. Was wondering if you noticed the unmistakable Church influence on the new Coldplay track “Yes” on La Vida Loca?

  20. avatar
    nickfiction | 3 July 2008 at 12:29 pm #

    i sure hope those churchies tour….. this time I’ll bring a garbage bag full of goodies if that ‘ ll get you to roll into town. i saw mwp a month ago, but it’s been nearly 2 yrs since the church plays in cleveland…..

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    restaurant mark | 3 July 2008 at 2:18 pm #

    hello everyone
    anon 9:57 got that right…we were giving the new coldplay a listen here, the song “yes” gets going…my wife and i at the same time blurt out, wow that sounds very churchy. probably the best song on the record too…and still, no substitute for the real thing. hope the future plans for the band get cleared up. need at least one more amazing live experience.
    hope ya get feeling better…get away from the winter and come play some summer shows over here.
    kids and music just blows my mind…5 year old naomi singing along to songs i didn’t think she knew. granted, they get exposed to a bunch of music in our house, but still. then the things they like…know them like favorite cartoons. she can ooh-ahh…pretty much on key, entire albums by cocteau twins. she’s an interesting character. my wife and i will be talking about random things and she’ll pipe in, “one time a long time ago, i did such and such and it was this or that”…and we’ll be like, naomi…don’t think you did. and of course, older brother nolan, “she’s making stories up”! but then she’ll go on…in detail, describing things that she technically shouldn’t know…i don’t even say anything anymore…just let her tell her story. hell…maybe she did do it? what do i know?

    take care steve, everyone

    can’t wait for painkiller to come out…the teaser comments are killing me.

  22. avatar
    heather | 3 July 2008 at 2:40 pm #

    that photo of you in the paper is absolutley gorgeous innit?

    you’re radiating warmth and lovingness

    way to go steven


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    matthew | 3 July 2008 at 3:57 pm #

    SK! … pain relief… what a relief! Can’t wait to hear the newest. Plus post script: I loved “Moon River” from a very early age, with similarly unexplainable motivation…

  24. avatar
    guy chadwick=tosser | 3 July 2008 at 4:17 pm #

    Dunno about Coldplay – I’ve never got over the choking fit I had when I first heard the House of Love in 1990 !

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 July 2008 at 4:17 pm #

    umm sorry.. memory interruptus is Painkiller the new solo work or the crunchies?

  26. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 3 July 2008 at 4:37 pm #

    The Church should only tour if they make a profit. I still think that a Church Hall Of Fame Induction would be beneficial for them. Publicity and prestige even if Sk disagrees.

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 July 2008 at 5:20 pm #

    ‘cmon huckleberry friend!

    painkilla is coming, it can’t be all badde.


  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 July 2008 at 8:05 pm #

    subliminal advice,from the subliminal advisory realms:find a place in the sun.x 🙂

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    synthomus | 3 July 2008 at 8:15 pm #

    left Berlin city this morning listening to flat duo jets
    lucky eye sped up my bicyle
    just took me 15 minutes to arrive at endless apple alley
    in front of a little church
    a red haired 5 year old girl in a swim suit and her little brother entirely mitohne parents waited beside me at the traffic lights
    for the endless procession of heavy trucks’ standstillion
    now in the evening a thunderstorm lingers about
    inspired by the little girl
    listening to post 2000 church
    closes the day’s menue better than cheese
    dear stevie k
    remember april last year
    best gig ever

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    The Kipper | 3 July 2008 at 8:32 pm #

    “Yes” does indeed sound Church-ish, except for the slide guitar part. But most songs on the album sound like someone other than Coldplay anyway…Smashing Pumpkins/Sonic Youth/U2..etc. Mostly, Eno made it sound like Eno. Nothing really stands out about the album, but it serves to mark time while I wait for the next Church release.

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    Queen Hatshepsut | 3 July 2008 at 8:40 pm #

    It’s true about the Coldplay…(not to be nit picky, but I think their CD is called Viva La Vida)anyway, my GOD there is a song on their I could’ve SWORN the Church wrote and played. It’s spooky. Of course it’s missing that vital element of your gorgeous voice, Steven. IMHO THAT is what makes a Church song a Church song.
    d. 🙂

  32. avatar
    Polydora | 3 July 2008 at 11:50 pm #

    “somedays i feel like its gonna be ok
    otherdays seems so black”

    yes, ditto. Hard to trust the open path and feel it when dangling between rungs or ropes.

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