posted on February 12, 2007 at 7:36 pm

name:kilbey steven john
born :13 9 54 , welwyn garden city , england
religion : church of england
sex : male
occupation : musician
country of citizenship : england
country of residency : australia
married : yes
children : 5
current abode : nth bondi, nsw 2026
aka : the killer, the time being, nevets yeblik, slim
height : just under 6 feet
weight : 13 stone/ 82 k
blood type : O
previous occupations : n/a
mobile ph : n/a
type of food preferred : gourmet vegan
type of food not prefferred : anything dead, eggplant, cucumber
favourite drink : jaeger n red bull
favourite smoke : neils purple heads
favourite music : spacerock, ambient, trex, bowie, dylan, beatles, stones
be bop deluxe, television, jeff buckley, la dusseldorf, harmonia
big star, krautrock, progrock, shoegazers, glamrock, go-bes, triffids
indian, sheila chandra, harold budd, john foxx,
least favourite music : rap, boy bands, girl bands, grunge, heavy, country
opera, trad-jazz, disco, dance, doof-doof,retro, fifties, schmaltz
type of female you like : no makeup, no perfume , must like music, non carnivorous
type of female you dont like : bitchy madeup gossipy drunken smoking bints
type of male you like : straight but not “straight” , no make up no perfume, non carn
type of male you dislike : macho or effeminate, threatening or simpering
stupidest thing you ever did : telling meat eaters to piss off
best thing you ever did : telling meat eaters to piss off
hopes for future : would like world peace, the complete defeat of meat
and a small villa in vaucluse
fears for future : more war, more meat and stuck here above noisy bunch
proud of : biting the hand that feeds
regrets : not biting hard enough while i had better teeth
advice to bon bon : i wouldnt pay 500 hundred bucks for a kramer
in fact, believe it or not, they gave me a kramer acc bass
(back in the ye olde day)
and i gave it back to em cos i couldnt endorse it
i reckon theyre heavy useless things
buy a fender…the rolls royce of basses
advice to peter podcaste : brother, dont undermine me then
whats coming up : more blogges
the play is coming back for 9 shows in march
the chirch tour europe april 07
stories n pictures of aurora kilbey
who is reading this over my shoulder right now
now shes sitting on my lap
telling me about proper nouns
q: aurora what kind of world do you want for the future?
a : i dont really know what ya mean…
q: aurora , wh….
a : uh i gotta go to the bathroom…write something for me, dad..
q : would you like to eat some lamb?
a : no
q : why not?
a : everybody knows im a vegetarian
weve been joined by eve
eve is wrapped in a doona
unseasonably cool here
eve looks like a wood spirit
with her corkscrew n tangly chestnut hair n hazel eyes
aurora looks like a palomino with her blonde straight hair n brown eyes
they both have very nice white teeth
how long is this thing going to be sighs aurora
eve stares off into space
is this yer blogg? says aurora
aw i wish i could write a blogge!
whats it like being a twin?
aurora : very hard i tell you that
eve : hard
what kind of boys do you like?
aurora : im sorry im not gonna answer that
eve : none (a lie)
whats your favourite film?
aurora : looney tunes
eve : i dont know, im really tired
are you?
eve : yeah, i dunno im just really tired
and i dont wanna even go to school
aurora : maybe yer sick
eve : im not sick im just tired
me : what are you doing today
aurora : we dont know
me : if i gave you 10 bucks what wouldya buy?
aurora : maybe some art supplies
eve : a little pet
aurora : youd like a horse wouldnt you
me : what do you guys think about your fathers music?
aurora ; excellent-ay
eve : best music in the world
me : best thing about your dad?
aurora : dad theres so many good things about you
i dont know which one to pick…
me : have a go..
aurora : i cant…hmmm he takes us to the beach a lot
me : worse thing about me?
aurora : sometimes you make us leave straightaway after school
eve : thats mine too
can you quote any lyrics by me?
aurora : i was a down in the city onna mirakel street
eve : i wish i knew what you were looking for
best thing about the bumper?
aurora : she gives kisses
eve : shes really funny
worst thing?
aurora : she throws things at ya
eve : shes a bit of a pain
best thing about life?
aurora : um…long pause …having friends n growing up
eve : i dunno im too tired
me : go back to bed then…
she does
aurora calls after her
why didnt ya answer some more off daddys questions huh?…
i been answering em before you even got up…
thats it

78 Responses to “re-set + q n a with doodles”

  1. avatar
    davem | 12 February 2007 at 8:47 pm #

    Oh to be first to comment……

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 February 2007 at 9:00 pm #

    ummm, steve

    i emailed you and holly about your paintings a few weeks ago. seeing the gallery this week – dunno if you got the email but if you did now would be a good time to say yes – or no

    cheers bigears

  3. avatar
    davem | 12 February 2007 at 9:11 pm #

    Hi Slim,
    Your kids have great taste in music.
    love you more,

    Dave M

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    mattdavison | 12 February 2007 at 9:17 pm #

    and yet there are still the critics..
    those who wrap them selves in envy of sk..Its not hard to see why..ya gotta have a lota love in ya to share with 5 little humans..5 million fans a gem of a wife..

    I meet and talked with nk at the spiegltent in melby you were watching as i yabbered to her..a little sus, I bought you a redbull and vodka..and offered to find your guitar when ya was asking where it was..peter found it and i carried it it to your wagon..ya wern’t that wrapped with me doing that, however that’s when we first meet..then the crazy sobbing mess that I was at the national 22 months later..Ha!! I remeber the chat with nk..I asked her what it must be like meeting the “timebeing” pre-timebeing.
    at the church show in the US..she said It was fairly surreal..but she said you were a great complex man..and was hooked right away..nk is a lovely, attractive happy woman a little like my belladonna in a way..
    I wish Pk hadda remembered that night when I saw him again at the national, caus I bought him a few drinks and watched the aussie circus with him and had a great time in 04 after ther the national he thought i was weirdo and ran away from me like a tiger from tribal hunters..LOL)Mwp and i had great fun dancing at the speigel, untill he vanished back stage to talk to a gurl))..just getting sentimental a little..

    well thanks for the bio facts today sk.
    dob: 11,3,1974
    born: wellington nz
    occupation :actor/painter/advertisi-ng guru
    musical tastes: Hmmmm I wonder.
    married NO.
    Shacked up: Yes. Donna
    littleone: carla..donna’s
    I want..To stop addictive behavior.
    become vege- stop smoking and slow up on the grog. have the us millitary uncovered and brought to its knees..(meaning the evil controllers at the top)
    and i want people to love..listen to the Ceerch and look after others thats all.

  5. avatar
    somthin' sweeet...???!!! | 12 February 2007 at 9:30 pm #

    …best bloggers in the world,


  6. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 12 February 2007 at 9:36 pm #

    that was sweet me esskay, me hope me will get to meet them one day…

  7. avatar
    Centuryhouse | 12 February 2007 at 9:41 pm #

    Nice blog, funny to hear the Q&A with your kids, I could imagine doing that with my daughter.

    When you reference “straights”, what do you mean? Drugs vs non-drug using, or in the employment sense? If employment, how do you define “straight”?

    I work in an office now so that I can feed & take care of my family, but I write/record songs that are intelligent & artistic. I also write, draw etc. By your definition is that a “straight”? Just curious what you mean when you talk about “straights”.

    And no, I’m not likely to be offended by any answer you give on this subject. I’m about as artistic as they come, so no man’s definition is going to change that esp if he bases it on who gives me a pay check. It’d still be interesting to hear what your definition is 🙂

  8. avatar
    John Garratt | 12 February 2007 at 9:48 pm #

    Me: Is there anything you want to say to the Time Being or the other bloggers, Sasha?

    Sasha the turtle:

    Me: There’s no need to be rude. Just a ‘how do you do’ will work.

    Sasha the turtle:

    Me: Fine. You’re grounded, no TV.


  9. avatar
    restaurant mark | 12 February 2007 at 9:48 pm #

    hey man…like the stat sheet. glad to see you have a dislike for cucumbers…me too. in fact, it’s more deep seeded, burning hate. don’t know why…but i can’t even stand to smell them…uugghh. if i’m out to eat and i order a salad and it comes with cucumbers in it, i can’t even just pick them out and eat the salad, cause i can still taste them. but anyway…that’s my rant…it’s all i got. brain not quite firing today. still have the flu…and now my wife does too. we’re having competitive sneezing and coughing here…sounds fun huh? so does neils purple heads, by the way!
    take care man

  10. avatar
    earthfriend y=x | 12 February 2007 at 10:00 pm #

    kilbey, steven, john

    born 0000.

    stats – 0408.
    – zero zero

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 February 2007 at 10:10 pm #

    Sounds like there’s a coupla things got an urgent need for some attention

    Dutch Pierre

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    stealthblue | 12 February 2007 at 10:37 pm #

    Nice one! Those are some funny little goilz!! Where’s the bumper in all this? Have a groovy day, Kilbeys.
    Love yas,
    Ben V.

    Ummm, Century…(If I may be so bold, SK-pardon me guys) a “straight” is the exact opposite of a Kilbo in a wide spectrum of things. Take for instance GW Bush, he is KING of the “Straights” I gather they are quite similar to “Yobbos”, or as we’d refer to here as “Yuppies.” I would venture to say that there aren’t too many Republicans that are not “Straights” You know…the ultimate conservative with outlandinsh views on reality and policy…much to their own benefit ofcourse.
    Well, hope that helps. I’m sure it’ll be much funnier to hear it from our “Anti-Straight.” You should go back into the archives and scan for the ones with “straights” amuck. Excellent.

  13. avatar
    stealthblue | 12 February 2007 at 10:41 pm #

    Oh, yeah, Century…
    I am kind of in the same boat as you, re: having to pay the bills etc. But the way I figure it, if you play any kind of electrified instrument…you ain’t a “Straight!” You’re still safe, man!! If you are an artist in your heart and soul, then you are most definitely, and by all means, NOT a “straight.” I hope you never have to question that again, brother. 😉

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    Centuryhouse | 12 February 2007 at 10:53 pm #

    “if you play any kind of electrified instrument…you ain’t a “Straight!” You’re still safe, man!! If you are an artist in your heart and soul, then you are most definitely, and by all means, NOT a “straight.””

    Haha, glad I’m safe in your book! 🙂

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 February 2007 at 10:57 pm #

    one more time to help spread the word…

    For those who didn’t get the chance to watch it, you can download The Church – Live at the Basement (2006) via bittorrent. Is an awesome live performance and worth the download (it’s just under a gig in size). When done please leave it seeding for a long long time.

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 February 2007 at 11:13 pm #

    very nice, but I am insulted that you don’t like eggplant. That is just wrong…LOL

    hey I was raised on eggplant.

    florian trout

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    CeciliaGin | 12 February 2007 at 11:14 pm #

    Most hated veggies:
    Cauliflower, brussel sprouts, cucumbers (actually I like them but they don’t like me)
    Most loved:
    (at the moment) Snow peas, snap peas, squash and broccoli

    Fun with hair dye tonight! This witchy is goin’ gray!

  18. avatar
    Tim | 12 February 2007 at 11:28 pm #

    today’s post was a nice little slice of life…You could have easily inked a country song …”mamas don’t let your baby’s grow up to be cowgirl’s”

    c’mon…admit it that’s funny stuff…

    ..was the biggest Church fan 20 years ago. Loved Starfish and GAF and then went Grunge and lost touch…but in the last few weeks, after listening to both discs for the first time in what seems like forever… and discovering that the band didn’t disappear, didn’t quite fall off the face of the earth, I’ve made up for lost time trying to catch up listening to everything after Gold Afternoon Fix…loved everything about Aura and Forget Yourself….haven’t had enough time to digest the rest, but I feel like a young man again discovering the band for the first time…Thanks, I guess..

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    fantasticandy | 12 February 2007 at 11:33 pm #

    well slim,
    just shows how having a proper family life keeps your finger on the pulse.
    this is what life is all about.
    oh, i dig progrock too!
    i guess you may have noticed already.
    great,great days lie ahead for us!
    ALL of us,
    andy L.

  20. avatar
    Celticat | 12 February 2007 at 11:37 pm #

    Loved it!!


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    Anonymous | 12 February 2007 at 11:47 pm #

    No such thing as straights. Only people that are boring. Have an in depth conversation with anyone and you will see that there is more to them than just the surface. You just gotta know how to get the best out of people. A lot of so called straights who work in an office 9 to 5 are musicians, artists & poets who need to pay the bills.

  22. avatar
    ed in fl | 12 February 2007 at 11:51 pm #

    glad to see you like the shoegazer bands too. like your blog as we’re the same age (you got me beat by 3 months) and similar musical interests. You are from across the pond and my favorite bands come from across the pond. You pull no punches, and I take no offense. Nice to see someone tell it like it is and not be all namby pamby politically correct all the time.

    ed in fl

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    Anonymous | 13 February 2007 at 12:05 am #

    Nevets, have you ever watched Ricky Gervais’ Extras?. Probably not. But when you get a mo’ check out a scene featuring Bowie from the next series on You Tube. It’s brilliant! I’m sure you’ll have a bit of a laugh. Just type “Extras 2 Bowie” and it’ll come up. There’s also a scene with Chris Martin havin the piss taken out of him. Again just type “Extras 2 Chris Martin”

    Paul L
    Auckland. NZ

  24. avatar
    veleska1970 | 13 February 2007 at 12:24 am #

    interesting answers the doodles provided to the questions. kids have such wonderful insight.

    good to hear your play is having another run. do you think you would ever bring it to the states?

  25. avatar
    Martin Krall | 13 February 2007 at 1:07 am #

    Good to read your blog Steven,
    Whatever is important to you, you should blog
    about it. Otherwise, why blog at all?

    Eventually the same ethical principle that freed the African Americans, the European Jews (who hadn’t already been killed)
    etcetera is going to free the animals. It’s not race, religion, sex, cultural background or
    species that determines your rights – it’s who or what you are.

    If you can experience pain, physical and/or psychological,
    Then someone’s got to have a really good reason to torture and kill you. It’s as simple as that.
    “Yeah, but it tastes good.” is a very poor excuse, from an
    ethical point-of-view.

    It’s ok to eat plants, they don’t have any feelings. They’re not wired to experience pain, they have
    no use for pain, they can’t move away from anything that could cause pain. (Yes, they can communicate
    with each other through chemicals, but there’s no pain.)

    Even if this would be wrong, if orchids where as conscious
    as a men, then it would still be a big mistake to eat animals, since you need to kill 10-20 times as many plants to feed animals and then eat the animals, compared to eating plants instead. So the hypothetical pain of plants would
    then be 10-20 times greater. Fields for cattle are killing the forests, creating deserts, 10-20 times faster.
    Bla bla bla …

  26. avatar
    JJ | 13 February 2007 at 1:09 am #

    Welwyn Garden City? Will have to look that up. I went to primary school with a girl from there, beautiful english girl with Scottish last name, Fiona Turnbull. Oh, I was in love from afar and she was so exotic in the land of cotton.

    Excellent music list. Me: favorite herb is Earl´s Smoky Mountain Appalatian…ah, Earl is quite the horticulturalist.

    Least fave vegetables: collard greens (and I´m a USA southerner), brussel sprouts and kale. Love the rest of them, esp. done Indian style.

  27. avatar
    fawn | 13 February 2007 at 1:11 am #

    As I left The Church for some years and have only recently returned, I missed out on a lot and it appears that silly me bought an old CD, ‘el momento descuidado’ (which I love anyway, so great) rather than the brand new one. Where do I buy it in Sydney as no music shop I’ve tried has it?
    Steve it seems that quite a few people would give a new way of eating a try if they had some SK recipies.I thought that was a great suggestion from someone to do a recipe page on karmichit. By the way Steve have you tried the new(ish) vegan cheese from Melbourne-it’s fantastic! They also have edam and chedda style. You can only get it from Dr Earth health foods opposite Newtown station. The Mozzerella makes a great eggplant and capsicum pizza.

  28. avatar
    Grant | 13 February 2007 at 1:37 am #

    GW Bush, he is KING of the “Straights” I gather they are quite similar to “Yobbos”, or as we’d refer to here as “Yuppies.”


    Yobbos & Yuppies are about as diametrically opposed as two sub-species can be…
    A Yobbo is the guy at the cricket in the blue Bonds singlet, King Gee shorts & terry-towelling hat with one hand clutching a VB and the other in the esky. A Yuppie would be in their home office, trying to get the fingerprints off the stainless steel fridge.

    “Straights” on the other hand…John Howard springs to mind…

  29. avatar
    eek | 13 February 2007 at 1:44 am #

    I always thought Yobbos were akin to hicks and rednecks in the US. (and I’ll probably piss someone off by writing that…)
    Anon at 8 am (bigears??):

    Yikes! I have been frantically digging through my emails since I saw your comment earlier this evening, but can’t find anything. I have no idea if I accidentally deleted it or if my spam blocker got it or what happened, but I am clueless about what you are proposing. Can you resend it?

    Thanks! Holly

  30. avatar
    Melquiades | 13 February 2007 at 1:58 am #

    cute cute.

    I still remeber that night on the After Everything tour at The Ram’s Head in Annapolis. Not sure which one (blond maybe 4ish then? she walked up to you with every color of the rainbow of markers on her face (guess she ran out of paper) [quick note I’m listening to Siguiende – just got it today straight from the heart of Aussie – and Reptile is playing, you say, “I should’ve believed Eve n Aurora”. and here I am reading their questionaire. cool…..anyway, you little tribal painted girl came up to – and said this in the cutest, can’t refuse kind of way, “Daddy, I need some t.v…..

    A very cute child and they sound sweet as ever. You girls are fortunate and so are you Steve….


  31. avatar
    Erin | 13 February 2007 at 2:24 am #

    Hi from New Jersey, Steve!
    Just wanted to stop by and say hello. I’m a big fan and enjoy reading your blogs. You are an enlightened soul! Your daughters all have names that I myself have chosen for my “future” children- Scarlet has always been my favorite name, and I love the names Aurora and Elektra as well.
    Keep up the great work! Looking forward to you bio coming out in the states–

  32. avatar
    mattdavison | 13 February 2007 at 3:01 am #

    It had been a year
    without rain
    As I walked miracle Street

    I felt like I was on a emerald haunted overdrive
    on my way to paradise…
    The camel dust would herald my arrival..

    God I gotta get back soon.

    It was the night of nights

    I ve been asleep so long, ive been away.
    I bet the sun and rain will never touch your face again

    I don’t blame any of you

    I don’t blame myself

    lady I meet there named christina

    She wished I knew what I was looking for..

    As I looked at the side of the house that morning..
    I thought It was like the marquee said..One night at the stage

    See her out there on display,she was a nightfriend..thats all

    She was a business woman waiting for her Romany Caravan to take her away

    Could be anyone I said

    She said the universe is female..

    and walked away out of reach trying to find her pandora’s box



  33. avatar
    noel christian | 13 February 2007 at 3:15 am #

    absolutely wonderful

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    stealthblue | 13 February 2007 at 3:41 am #

    Hmmm…well, thank you for setting me “STRAIGHT!” HA-HA! Seriously, so a “yobbo” is more like a “meat-head/jock” type, then? Is this specifically a British/OZ thing? Believe me I know what “Yuppy” is, I live in Chicago, and work with a bunch of them. But there is kind of a cross-over to them, no? Or as my English ex-wife used to call them…”all the gloopy girls and their pricks!” I always loved hearing that one.

    Well, see, you learn something new everyday. I guess I missed that one. Cheers…
    Ben V.

  35. avatar
    Melquiades | 13 February 2007 at 3:43 am #

    Im loving the Siguento

  36. avatar
    Melquiades | 13 February 2007 at 3:58 am #

    btw, is that Peter singing Appalatia? doesn’t sound like him. almost sounds like Tim.

  37. avatar
    Melquiades | 13 February 2007 at 4:02 am #

    love Inga’s voice. you two sound great together.
    Pure heaven….

  38. avatar
    ...being here, doing this... | 13 February 2007 at 4:26 am #

    “To know yourself is to forget yourself. This is to say that when we make friends with ourselves we no longer have to be so self-involved. It’s a curious twist: making friends with ourselves is a way of not being so self-involved anymore. As Dogen Zen-ji says, “To forget yourself is to become enlightened by all things.” When we are not so self-involved, we begin to realize that the world is speaking to us all of the time. Every plant, every tree, every animal, every person, every car, every airplane is speaking to us, teaching us, awakening us. It’s a wonderful world, but we often miss it. It’s as if we see the previews of coming attractions and never get to the main feature.

    When we feel resentful or judgmental, it hurts us and it hurts others. But if we look into it we might see that behind the resentment there is fear and behind the fear there is a tremendous softness. There is a very big heart and a huge mind – a very awake, basic state of being. To experience this we begin to make a journey, the journey of unconditional friendliness toward the self that we already are.” – Pema Chödrön

  39. avatar
    Centuryhouse | 13 February 2007 at 4:30 am #

    Posting again, here I go!

    Melquiades – yes it’s Peter on Appalatia. He’s either doubling his vocals with a low & hi part or using a harmonizer so maybe that’s why the voice sounds diff.

    Like Eek, I thought ‘yobbos’ were like rednecks or hicks – in other words the stereotype of uneducated bubbas with no class.

    ‘Yuppies’ is a name that came from the term ‘young urban professional’. In other words someone who is educated & has a modern career. Due to the fact that they used to all go to the offices driving the same cars, wearing the same clothes & haircuts that term came to stand for a BAD thing: boring, identical & interchangable people.

  40. avatar
    Centuryhouse | 13 February 2007 at 4:36 am #

    oops… last comment to Melquides. Stupid me I was talking about the orig Appalatia! Sorry! I hadn’t heard the new one yet if it’s on the new cd.

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    Grant | 13 February 2007 at 4:37 am #

    Stealthy Ben:

    I’m not sure we even have an equivalent to the “meat-head/jock” we know and love from frat-based movies… a Yobbo is a far more complex being: eloquently vulgar, elegantly slobbish, invariably with a beer gut. Almost a redneck as Holly suggested, but a distant cousin evolved to a different environment, I guess. Wish I’d studied sociology… 🙂


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    Melquiades | 13 February 2007 at 4:41 am #

    Centuryhouse…yes, I was referring to the new one, but that’s interesting about the Forget Yourself version. I really love the FY version. this one is good too. hopefully you will be listening to it in the near future.

    Been here Doing THis, intersting quote from Pema. I have the book Start Where You Are and for some reason it was peeking at me from the book shelf over the weekend. a sign, maybe? I love the synchronicities in life. true magic.

  43. avatar
    Grant | 13 February 2007 at 4:45 am #

    I was just trawling thru the blogges from December past when I came across some more railing against the “straights”…

    i already had previously written an essay
    for a’wrista
    (can you fucking believe this)
    explaining why i wanted to call starfish “starfish”
    they wanted to call it under the milky way
    (gee some imaginitive einsteins at work there)
    so i think
    they wanna explanation
    i’ll give em an explanation THEY WONT BELIEVE!
    so i set about typing the most hilarious
    over the top
    pseudo-hi brow
    andre breton-ish
    loada olde tripe
    about starfish
    the word
    the connotations
    the drift, the travel, the cosmic
    the interconnection of all fucking things
    the meaning of life contained within 2 silly bles
    star fish
    of course a’wrista writes back
    oh steve…well seeing its like that..of course
    starfish it is
    of course i couldnt just say to em
    ah…well i wanna call it starfish cos i like it!
    not everything has meaning
    nor is it desirable even that it should
    starfish was a good title
    it made something deep inside light up
    something intangible
    something beyond n before description
    it felt right
    i pick up a guitar and start singing a new song
    because it means something?
    hardly ever
    because it feeels right?
    usually always
    thats why i call em “straights”
    they have no imagination
    they cant just go
    i can grokk that!
    its dig-able, baybee!
    i fought against “straights” from the moment
    i bought me first guitar..
    always been some unimiginative gooseball
    waiting to spoil my vision-splendid
    no you cant do that!
    no you cant play that!
    no you cant write that!
    no you cant record that!
    why not?
    because you cant!
    why are there so many “straights” in the music biz?
    cant they have their thing and let us have ours?
    the ent biz is where less powerful “straights” are attracted
    the sick n weak ones who cant survive amongst their own
    attracted by the naivety n trusting nature of musicians
    they crowd into the pool
    eating up the small fry
    and taking great chunks out of ya!
    people yesterday saying our vids (bar one or two) are shonky
    i agree with ya
    you think i wanted that ?
    you cant put pictures to my songs
    a visual explaining
    or decoding
    or suggesting
    or implying
    just ruins our music
    ive had so many fights
    so much sulking screaming whispering meetings standoff
    ultimatums accusations balls-ups waste of time n money
    it was some unimaginitive “straight” super-imposing his malarkey
    on my lovely song

    I don’t think SK has much time for straights…

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    ...being here, doing this... | 13 February 2007 at 5:06 am #

    Melquiades said…”I love the synchronicities in life. true magic.”

    “Luck is being ready”, says Brian Eno…”Avoid trying to make songs: create them when you’re not looking”.

    I find this to be a useful philosophy when creating internet forum posts too. Quite often, I’m as surprised as anyone when I read what’s just been posted by my unsuspecting mind!

  45. avatar
    adina | 13 February 2007 at 5:57 am #

    “you’ve got me
    by the heart
    if anyone inquires”


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    Anonymous | 13 February 2007 at 6:02 am #

    aka Eskey

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    indigoruby | 13 February 2007 at 6:31 am #

    Stealthblue & Grant:
    Yeah, a yobbo is a slob who is usually loud, stupid and proud of it. The term redneck (also used a bit in Oz) puts more emphasis on a person’s political backwardness and bigotry. A very Oz term for a yob is a “bogon” (bow-gon), where the emphasis is more on the stupidness than the loudness. And a specifically Sydney term for a bogon/yob is a “westie” ie. someone who lives in the vast uncouth wild western suburbs.
    I reckon there are yuppie yobs too; they are the loud beer-swilling yobs who wear very nice shirts and hang out at the Rocks seeing cover bands (!) Am I being overly bitchy? Ok, I’ll shut up now…but more later.

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    Grant | 13 February 2007 at 7:22 am #

    Hi IndigoRuby!

    I believe the correct spelling is bogan: that way, it’s pronounced exactly how it looks! 😛

    In Melbourne, they’re often called “Rezza’s”, ie. they may hail from the lovely north-western suburb of Reservoir. In Geelong, we used the term “Scozzers”…no idea why! In the 90’s, our trendy grunge flannelette shirts were “Scummies”. Ah, glory days…

    And yeah, you’re spot-on with Yuppie Yobs. Often spotted at “Irish” franchise pubs…

    Rock on, scozzers!

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    cagan tiger | 13 February 2007 at 8:00 am #

    yobo, yobo, it’s off to slob we go…

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    kat | 13 February 2007 at 8:06 am #


    that Q&A with the doodles got me seriously missing my nieces in nc

    someone mentioned this earlier, i am all for some veggie recipes. my biggest downfall with meat is i like chicken. and i don’t like soy !

    laters xo

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    Anonymous | 13 February 2007 at 8:37 am #


    Thanks for the advice. It seems all roads lead to Fender…..

    Will the play be on at Bricklane again?


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    indigoruby | 13 February 2007 at 10:17 am #

    Hi Grant

    Yep, you are absolutley right about the spelling of bogan…but I’m a Melbourne girl born and bred and I ain’t never heard of no “Rezzas” (no apostrophe needed; pedantic I know) – and I even live in the vicinity (maybe that’s why?). I obviously haven’t been hanging around enough with Scozzers in their Scummies… (nope, never heard of those terms neither!)

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    indigoruby | 13 February 2007 at 10:39 am #

    absolutely (!)

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    matilda nhill | 13 February 2007 at 10:40 am #

    Guys, will you stop egging on The Master with this straights vs bohos thing?

    I thought we were basically post-epiphany there, while retaining basic original non-corporate vibe.

    NB Yobbo (Yobbus Australis): mullet-wearing, wide-grinning suntanned bloke good at wrestling wildlife, throwing prawns at spot fires and giving absurdist lip to authority figures. Recognisable for its well-developed calves, Blundstone boots and turned-out toes, plus an extraordinary ability to do burn-outs in Valiants. May host a secret love of poetry and romance. Brave and adventurous with little respect for the law. Some say is a few sangers short of a picnic, and may have some kangaroos loose in the top paddock, but not one to shirk an opportunity for carousing or hard work, especially in the company of others of its kind. Mating call: ‘MAAAATE. MAAAAAAAAAAATE!’

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    Grant | 13 February 2007 at 10:57 am #

    Indigo: the people who coined the term “Rezza” were originally from Mill Park, I believe…maybe a tribal thing?

    Matilda: suggestion heeded, and: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 great definition.

    That’s it, no more Yob talk. Resume normal highbrow discussions…

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    don joe | 13 February 2007 at 11:12 am #

    well after all the marlarkey and codswallop of the recent blogs, it’s good to see you have stuck to your guns and spread the word, anything controversial is always going to create a debate or 7. the world will not change if we as a bunch of people do nothing about it. hats off to all who are doing something about it in whatever way they feel is correct. and could 1 really feel bad about using honey? and keep it organic, don’t want to be supporting those companies raking millions of the raping of the earth.

    I’m going to have to pay pal you steve….im not informed enough to know whether it’s soft pastel, oil pastel, water pastel, chalk pastel or chew a pastel. and you can buy those nut patties too:)

    enjoy bringing up your daughter’s in a pure environment too. (without it being sterile!)sounds like they’re flourishing

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    indigoruby | 13 February 2007 at 11:28 am #

    Grant: hardly ever set foot in Mill Park, so that would explain it.
    Matilda: very cute definition.
    One last word on the subject though; forgot we were originally trying to define “straights”!
    Straights are just boring, materialistic, conservative gits with no imagination.
    Yobs are just boring, LOUD, conservative gits with no imagination…and yuppy yobs have the best of both worlds: boring, materialistic, conservative and LOUD gits with no imagination!

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    indigoruby | 13 February 2007 at 12:20 pm #

    And there’s more…

    What a Pandora’s floodgate of worms between the carcass-consumers and the carnivore-killers these last few days; I’m revising my anger rating and wiping off a couple of stars! Wanted to keep my head down, because I do eat a bit of meat, though not much. And if I buy meat I am very fussy about where it comes from, though I’m sure a lot of you would think that wasn’t much compensation. It probably isn’t, so I don’t mind anyone calling me a hypocrite.

    I think a few of Steve’s friends – as opposed to his uh, acquaintances – read this blog and so they would have understandably taken the attack far more personally. As this is a medium where it is his perrogative to vent, he doesn’t have to hold back, so we probably got some of the rant a little part of him would like to unleash verbally on certain friends and family members with whom he has to bite his tongue most of the time. I do think that anger begets anger and that’s the way that wars get started, but everyone knows Steve’s stance, so why come up with a lot of mostly stupid arguments justifying the endemically disgusting way we treat animals, or start bringing a whole lot of arguments about other issues into it? (So he was a junkie and smokes dope habitually and doesn’t like guns – get over it.) Having said that, there have been scores of thought-provoking, calm and articulate comments on the subject, and it is a pleasure to be part of such an interesting online community. Moving to see how many of the regulars who post hear have chronic ailments or illnesses too…

    Like a lot of other people who are still reading, I admire your passion, Steve. Whatever criticisms can be levelled at you, I don’t think insincerity is one of them (can’t stand insincerity.) As I mentioned at the vegan festival (where some guys were trying to persuade me that honey is bee vomit when it’s actually only bee saliva!), I want to know how a woman of child-bearing age can get enough iron from a vegetarian diet, because I am prone to anaemia. I am astonished that in the past few days there has been so much big-picture moralising (on both sides) and so few (if any) useful, nutritional practical suggestions! Grassroots education is the way forward!! Carrots rather than sticks!! So recipes – and even diet plans – please! Come on brothers and sisters – point me – and a few others who are open to adopting some new habits – in some useful directions!

    P.s. Is the play coming to Melbourne in March?

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    indigoruby | 13 February 2007 at 12:24 pm #

    Um, Matilda, what’s post epiphany??

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    wraith | 13 February 2007 at 12:24 pm #

    Congrats on the marathon, girls, and also on wrangling Dad so successfully. He is a veritable PROVIDER after his own imitable fashion. Vive les feministas!

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    indigoruby | 13 February 2007 at 12:24 pm #

    Grant: I bet the Rezzas call the Mill Park tribe the Millies!
    I’ll stop now…

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    eek | 13 February 2007 at 12:42 pm #

    indigoruby — in the search for vegetarian/vegan recipies and info google is your friend. Here are some links (well, I hope they will be links…)

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    matilda nhill | 13 February 2007 at 12:48 pm #

    Hi indigoruby, I share your thoughts on some good company here. Was musing today how TTB has all the fun of a masked ball, something one is rarely invited to in these socially decrepit days, and with Venice sinking, one craves from one’s singular garret, plus the joyous thrill of CRASHING said masked ball.

    Post epiphany: the humble, all-wise zen Master steps shyly from behind Thor’s departing thunder clouds and surveys the scorched earth, the stripped palm fronds, the twisted tin roofs and short-circuiting wreckage that the storm of unleashed Kilbeybile has left across hapless sub-tropical Bondi, widely-scattered friends and family and international surrounds. In this perfect, satiated, even contrite second He may feel a sense of momentary acceptance and universal love of All That Is in exactly the state that it’s in along with a total knowledge of his own flaws and frailties.



    Just for a second, mind.

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    gavgams | 13 February 2007 at 1:00 pm #

    Hey mans,

    We here at the Commune been sooo off line for a while. Great apologies to the Captain Killa and the fleet. We luv yous all.

    The story goes: – we was runnibg short of food again when some stoned fucker mixed up the ratsack (yea it’s a big problem round here – I mean the rats, but also the communal food supply come to think of it) with something else in something most of us ate.

    Wow, man. You shoulda checked out the abstract art on canvas (projectile vomiting inside a tent). Lot of soul went into these works.

    Anyways, like you’s all to know we really like the great great man despite his patent humanity (don’t tell Monsanto coz Kobey’s mon Santa). WHich reminds me.. my 3 yr old boy’s a cutie too and said when he grows up he wants to wrap presents for Santa.

    We writing this after a fire gatheren. The bulk opinion is this is a really nice little posting Captain. Hearing the girls is really really nice.

    Aw yea. Trev reckons a Ricky stereo is the topp bass (start of Fragile, Yes) But Sebas reckons the genuine Hoefner is. I try and stay out of it. Fenders pretty good, though.

    Must needs be off.
    CU fellow culties

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    eek | 13 February 2007 at 1:44 pm #

    proud of : biting the hand that feeds
    regrets : not biting hard enough while i had better teeth

    That made me laugh! But your willingness to bite the hand when that hand isn’t in your best artistic and ethical interest (even if not biting the hand may be in your best financial interest) is a big part of your charm. I really admire and respect you for this.

    Love the Q&A with the doodles. You’re lucky to have such great kids and they are lucky to have you — even if you do make them leave straightaway after school sometimes. (You meanie!!! >: )

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    Anonymous | 13 February 2007 at 2:01 pm #

    oh, if only you knew what that question does to a vegetarian or vegan! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    Look you sound very sincere so I’d like to share.
    I have honestly never met a vegetarian or vegan who had become sick from iron deficiencey but I do have two meet eating friends who were told by their docs they were low in iron. Interesting!
    Even the vegans I know have never had a problem.
    Sure you have to eat good food. You can’t just eliminate meat and eat junk and expect to get your nutrients.
    If you are prone to anaemia, find a good naturopath to give you a nice herbal tonic regularly, increase nuts and green vegetables,tofu, tempeh- so so healthy, mushrooms,vegemite, cheese(if you really must) eggs if you must but certified free range of course and have an orange juice at the same meal. Oh and good old baked beans are very high in iron and have orange juice with this too. You need the vitamin C to absorb the iron.
    If you are really concerned or for some reason genetically disposed toward anaemia,take a good quality iron supplement for a few weeks a few times a year and have your blood regularly tested to put your mind at ease.You know that one of the main causes of iron deficiency can be stress!
    Good on you for being open. Best of luck.

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    Krissythegroupie | 13 February 2007 at 2:06 pm #

    All togeth now..awww! I used to be a camp counselor and decided that little girls are def cuter than little boys. Yours are doozies.

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    gareth,notts | 13 February 2007 at 3:32 pm #

    Paul L- ricky gervais is a comic genius,the bowie episode from extras 2nd series had me laughing so hard,a classic!the episode with robert de niro was a cracker too!

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    Yup Yob | 13 February 2007 at 4:45 pm #

    Oh, you happy hippies…

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    veleska1970 | 13 February 2007 at 4:46 pm #

    while on the subject of recipes~~steve, you like chocolate. i LOVE it. so would you or anybody else have any good chocolate recipes?? **yum**

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    Sunshine | 13 February 2007 at 5:09 pm #

    Not that I’m the be-all end-all authority, but I’ve read (and been told for years by my doctor dad) that leafy greens are a good source of iron. Spinach, collard/mustard/turnip greens, etc. (broccoli?) Uninformed meat-eaters looking to reduce meat intake should also be aware that beans, nuts & tofu are also good sources of protein. You can get all kinds of tofu now that are pre-marinated and smoked even. Not to preach or give misinformation, but I think what I’ve said above is fairly well-known stuff.

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    nickfiction | 13 February 2007 at 6:02 pm #

    the new cd is awesome/ it’s in full rotation/ i am also a fan of eggplant…..

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    Sunshine | 13 February 2007 at 6:13 pm #

    PS – chocolate recipes — I recently made some brownies from scratch using “Bakers” brand unsweetened chocolate. The hubster asked what the difference was, and once he tasted the fruits of my (minimal) labor, he was silenced! Just used the recipe on the box. It takes only about 10 more minutes to prepare than the dry powder box kind, and its SO worth it! It’s not a vegan recipe, but I’m sure it can be adapted with margerine and some sort of egg substitute. But I don’t think it wouldn’t be the same. If you’re worried about cholesterol, you can omit yolks and use two egg whites for each egg called for. Also, I omitted one of the three eggs for fudgier brownies. I’m sorry that it’s not in metric measures and Celsius temp for international readers.

    Let me go snatch the box and type it up for those who don’t get that brand where they shop:
    4- 1 oz squares unsweetened chocolate
    3/4 cup (1 & 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine (don’t use Smart Balance or Promise, because they don’t bake well)
    2 cups sugar
    3 eggs (I did 2 for fugdier results)
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 cup flour
    1 cup coursely chopped pecans (optional)

    PREHEAT oven to 350F and grease/flour a 13″ x 9″ pan (or 8″ x 8″)

    MICROWAVE unsweetened chocolate and butter/margarine in large microwavable bowl on HIGH 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. (or, if you are without a Microwave, a double boiler will work)

    STIR in sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Add flour and (optional) pecans; stir until well blended. Spread into greased floured baking pan.

    BAKE at 350F degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick or knife inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool in pan, and cut into 24 squares. (…or 16 if you used an 8 x 8 pan.)

    Proceed to choco-heaven.

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    syrinx | 13 February 2007 at 6:15 pm #

    Damnit. If I didn’t have such a psychological dependence on my eyebrow pencil, I mighta hadda shot….

    I do blush spontaneously and often though. Maybe henna works on blonde brows. And my doctor says if I want to give up medicine X (pretty harsh), I *must* consume egg yolk and milk from a cow. I’m still looking into that one.

    At this rate I will never acquire a Time Being (@TM).

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    CeciliaGin | 13 February 2007 at 6:56 pm #

    pop! pop! pop!
    That’s the sound of me breaking out due to all that choco!
    we’re making some jazz vanilla cake this weekend.
    Hey does anyone else on here get really cold after a jazz hit?
    Just wondering, ‘cos I do!

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    syrinx | 13 February 2007 at 10:41 pm #

    I’m not averse to doing my own homework, but if anyone can point me a straight line from protein NOT found in eggs and milk to serotonin production, I would be most appreciative. Please e-mail me unless you think it might benefit others on the blog who suffer from the chronic melancholia. I’m sifting through a bunch of material, much of it I feel is pharma-company propaganda. The non-pharm alternatives I’ve read about still include dairy products at bare minimum.

    Muchas gracias.

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    Melquiades | 14 February 2007 at 1:08 am #

    19 of the 26 necessary amino acids (proteins) are produced by the body. Protein is a concern, but you can all the protein you need from beans, legumes certain complex rices.

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    Letango | 14 February 2007 at 3:02 pm #

    oh, thank you. thank you, doodles, for that tremendous blog. Do they realize, they did, that they’ve now blogged???

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