posted on October 28, 2008 at 9:26 pm

yeah my fingers a blur of action
words fill me head
gotta get it right…aw what does matter.?
i am the true po-it
i go beyond reality n hyper reality n sub reality
i penetrate things to their very core
i come out the otherside n i’m laughing
i am the sayer not the doer
sayer of the lore
two legs good
two heads better
i am primitively suave
i am elegantly awkward
i am older than you’ll ever get to be
but look in my eyes
they are one day old
do i worry bout dying
yes i do
i picture my ascension up the ladder to heaven
just like the pandava i find it filled with unworthy brutes
because nothing is as simple as all that
the cosmos is beyond our comprehension
most humans are sluggish and stupid
witness their proclivities
see them wolf down their meat
see them goggle the idiot box
see them stumble down the highway in their boots of steel
what were they thinking…?
they never ask
they never wonder
they never buy one million tickets to see me
did you know that ac/dc have sold one bazillion records this week
saving the record biznesses neck?
the most brutal unoriginal common and lets face it stupid rock there is
music for old men to sing to young boys about nudge nudge wink phoah!
and double entendres intended to be risque
but sadly just vulgar
the miscreant in the ‘at
or the old fool dressed up as the schoolboy
and why do they share their tired old malarkey
with rooms full of guys
young enough to be their grandkids
who are lapping this
sad tripe up
oh despair!
oh triumph of the philistines!
oh big mac n big brother n ac/dc
the diet of bilge
george bush n robbie williams n guy n nicole ritchie
what a puerile contemptible obvious world of men
indeed the age of the imbecile
the planet of the dumb people
the stodgy puddingish blechh of the hoi polloi
the all ordinaries indeed
the pits

36 Responses to “seems seamless”

  1. avatar
    captain mission | 28 October 2008 at 10:07 pm #

    do we have to be back for supper?
    the girls know your in good hands and we can be back for xmas dinner with stories to tell and strange exotic gifts πŸ™‚

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    davem | 28 October 2008 at 10:22 pm #

    Let the people eat shite.
    John Lennon and Jimbo Morrison and Peter Gabriel and SJK didn’t mean rock to be like this…AC/DC…Metallica….oh dear oh dear oh dear. It’s effing pitiful and goes down wonderfully with our CCTV ridden, X effing Factor culture.

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    princey | 28 October 2008 at 10:40 pm #

    I don't understand how people can put on an Acadaca cd and actually enjoy listening to that guys screeching voice thru the speakers, they're the only band that can churn out the same crapola over and over and sell millions, why Kilbey why????
    At least we few fiends know what's good for us, I know we don't make $millions for u sk, but the love&support's there:)
    love amanda
    P.S. it's my one year anniversary being meat-free, I've never felt better, and it's really thanks to you playing at the Vegan Day sk, wish I saw the the light years earlier tho!

  4. avatar
    Richard | 28 October 2008 at 11:00 pm #

    stay tuned

    today could be interesting here

  5. avatar
    markobears | 28 October 2008 at 11:02 pm #

    I have to agree with you. Most people like stuff that sucks. It could be much worse though. This towns culture is a bunch of old people who fought books,music,fashion trying to keep 1950s alive. Rock music, even popular has helped defeat the redneck.

  6. avatar
    PAGEY | 28 October 2008 at 11:24 pm #

    Think of the bazillion lumps of plastic that will end up in the landfuls in 2020 if we all get our vision back….

  7. avatar
    the dean | 28 October 2008 at 11:50 pm #

    orwell to akkerdakker via some clown

    indeed it is a triumph of the philistines!

  8. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 29 October 2008 at 12:19 am #

    AC/DC, slaughterhouses, wars, rap, poaching, guns, child slavery, dogfights, mugabe, bullfights, kiss, ted nugent, cheney, bush-meat, homicides, britney, jay z, pollution, deforestation, taliban are all harbingers of our descent into perdition.

  9. avatar
    steve kilbey | 29 October 2008 at 12:25 am #

    you said it brien!!

  10. avatar
    questionsaboutfaithetc | 29 October 2008 at 1:37 am #

    The road to perdition is paved with good intentions. Keep that stream of consciousness stuff going Steve!

  11. avatar
    the dean | 29 October 2008 at 2:00 am #

    wasn’t there an acdc song about the road to perdition?

  12. avatar
    amy | 29 October 2008 at 2:49 am #

    Shane has a baby girl..there’s hope yet! x Amy

  13. avatar
    linjo | 29 October 2008 at 3:15 am #

    Geez how much dosh is worth the embarrassment of head bangin to the same tired old beat, in the same schoolboy getup when ya 60? Think i’d rather head out to Rooty Hill RSL and see the Radiators!

  14. avatar
    kat | 29 October 2008 at 4:17 am #

    don’t even tell me that now main dude of ac/dc, whoever it is now, still sports a skirt as part of the act. i know alot of people like them, but i never really got into that.

    two heads better? try ten heads, sk, seeing that among those heads there are a few empty or jumbled. ha

  15. avatar
    ad | 29 October 2008 at 8:20 am #

    just do your stuff and don’t worry about other people, unless they step on your toes.

    if you can’t see the forest for the trees maybe you need glasses.

    life’s rich pageant and all that.

    takes all kinds, blah blah.

  16. avatar
    eek | 29 October 2008 at 8:22 am #

    Re: AC/DC and their ilk; starlets and reality shows (most tv actually); jocks; most politicians, etc. — I just ignore them as much as possible. It makes it as if they don’t even exist. Works for me anyway.

    Of course, that plan works best if you are a cranky, anti-social loner, which luckily I am.

    As for Dubya, the end of the error is rapidly approaching. I just hope like hell we don’t make another error next week. I took advantage of early voting, so I’ve already done my part to move us in a better direction.

  17. avatar
    A. Carroll | 29 October 2008 at 9:00 am #

    “Hey, doctor, you see? -I have a problem. Yesterday I was reading Plato, Aristotle and T.S Eliot and this morning I felt like listening to Kylie Minogue and ac/dc!!!

    I know. I will be punished by the Wrath of Achilles someday for mixing high and low culture. Ave Maria ora pro nobis peccatoribus…

  18. avatar
    melissa | 29 October 2008 at 9:28 am #

    I see dumb people. All the time. They're everywhere!!!

    Hey, I just read something really exciting πŸ™‚ Not only is Leonard Cohen touring Oz next year, the Triffids & friends are supporting!!! I'm so excited about this, I think I have to go and have a lie down now πŸ˜‰

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    Shirley Sally | 29 October 2008 at 10:25 am #

    Of course the hoi polloi are sluggish and stupid, what are they thinking? Not a lot, they don’t have enough intelligence to do much thinking. Why would they buy one million tickets to see you, they have no discernment.

    Everybody is going mad here as Oasis are playing soon, quite honestly I would rather watch paint dry than go and see them. I am cock-a-hoop that Magazine are playing early next year (Howard has been coaxed out of retirement) and I have already got my ticket for that gig!

    Let the masses eat Big Macs and listen to AC/DC – they always go for the easy option anyway – those with taste are left to savour the finer things of life!

  20. avatar
    princey | 29 October 2008 at 10:26 am #

    Thanx melissa!!, whatdo you mean The Triffids and friends?, u mean sk’s in the mix??I love the sounds of Leonard, that old, deep voice and I love his poetry, where did u get the info?? Love Amanada

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    melissa | 29 October 2008 at 10:55 am #

    I hope so Amanda πŸ˜€ Really excited about this news … I just got an update from the Triffids on myspace! Just having a look ’round for further information πŸ™‚ … I think this line up will be for the ‘Day on the Green’ concert on Jan 24… there is also another show at Rod Laver on Feb 5.


  22. avatar
    lily was here | 29 October 2008 at 10:57 am #

    Yeah, who left the damn gate open?

    me, i want that beat boy, to free my soul, i wanna get lost in your rock’n’roll, poetry art … and drift away…with apologies to the other Mr Williams


    ps Leonard Cohens coming here?!

  23. avatar
    melissa | 29 October 2008 at 10:59 am #



  24. avatar
    melissa | 29 October 2008 at 11:00 am #

    check on ticketmaster πŸ™‚


  25. avatar
    lily was here | 29 October 2008 at 11:09 am #

    Bloody hell, I should read my emails Mel. They go on pre-sale tomorrow 3pm. But I can only see Paul Kelly as support, no Triffids? I cant quite picture watching LC at one of those Day on The Greens.

  26. avatar
    princey | 29 October 2008 at 11:11 am #

    Bad news Melissa, the Triffids are only doing NSW winery, not effing victoria!! We get Paul Kelly & BlackeyedhohumSusans…whyGODSwhyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  27. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 29 October 2008 at 11:15 am #

    ….good thing that the anons are turned off at the moment because i’m sure you’d get some meathead ranting away defending crap that’s not worthy of being defended…why oh why oh why does the popular media cater to the lowest common denominator and why does the public support such shit (in my darker moments i tend to think it’s because they don’t know any different/better)…
    leonard cohen??? wowee zowee!!!
    love always….

  28. avatar
    melissa | 29 October 2008 at 11:25 am #

    aww man .. I was pretty excited there for a moment πŸ™ Never mind, still will be thrilled about seeing LC .. maybe the Rod Laver gig though! And hopefully a Triffids show at another time *fingers crossed*


    (sorry, making more comments in one day than I do in a month :))

  29. avatar
    crack in smile | 29 October 2008 at 11:27 am #

    I’m sure the anons will defend Michael Buble…

  30. avatar
    ross b | 29 October 2008 at 12:41 pm #

    hmm, that’s very dismaying about accadacca, in its own small symbolic way those massive record sales (the sheeple hath spoke) are suggestive of a populace seemingly content to remain blithely unaware of the times they toil in, the trauma of existence 4 years pre-2012, to wade shallowly in the past of a rockriff that’s been repeated how so many times

    (and friggin’ schoolboy uniforms)

    and yet Painkiller is such a strong record, like nothing of the sort has come before it, seismic and powerful and portentous of its times, definitely THE album of the late-Mayan calendar age!!

    …but i’m looking into this too closely, perhaps it’s easy to say i like your stuff, but not acca’s.

    yet there’s always a place for cymbalism!

  31. avatar
    fantasticandy | 29 October 2008 at 2:02 pm #

    HH……your’e right!
    joe public simply doesen’t know better……
    c’mon you lot..there’s far worse out there than AC/DC, loads of bands are one-riff wonders!
    where’s it all gone wrong?….
    they should be a starting point, helping to generate a larger more expansive interest in the rock genre….a desire to se how far the envelope can be pushed…..

    AC/DC are NOT the product of hype…no matter how much you wanna hate ’em…theyr’e as REAL as the church.
    yeah…they peddle lame-brained crap night after night to huge audiences…i know it dosen’t seem fair.
    but this is reality folks….it’s what people want.
    and they will always want vacuous pap, from now until the end of time.
    nothing will ever change this.

    your’e a diamond in the dust steve,
    a maverick, the average ‘rock fan’ will percive you as dull, difficult, and gloomy.
    ‘depressing’ is a good one…iv’e heard that bandied about over the years.

    i’m sure a talented chap such as yourself can knock-up a few three-chord wonders in no time at all!
    add a satchel and a cap and your’e away!
    no more financial insecurity, no more being branded ‘strange’ or ‘alternative’.
    sounds good eh?

    i play guitar pretty good ‘n i’m skint and pissed-off too…..
    let’s get together and give ’em hell eh?
    whatdya say?……
    i’ll write the big dumb simple riffs and you can put together some crass, inane, purile, bog-standard, nudge-nudge type lyrics to go with them!!!!!!!!!!!
    say yes!!!!!!!
    wer’e gonna be HUGE killer………
    how can we possibly fail?

  32. avatar
    12str | 29 October 2008 at 3:44 pm #

    Theres nothing like beeing completely drunk and wasted and put on an AC/DC lift the party to another level in an instant…. just let the lizard brain take control..i guess its all in the businessplan..basic instinct, primitive.. take it back to the good old cave days!!but man how it sells!! Stiff upper lip πŸ™‚
    i like it better than most of that massproduced shit on the charts though.. i guess its the ape in me πŸ˜‰

    for those about to rock…


  33. avatar
    CSTCoach | 29 October 2008 at 4:00 pm #

    “Of course, that plan works best if you are a cranky, anti-social loner, which luckily I am.”

    LOL You said it eek! I’ve found that’s about the only way. With journeys off the map from time to time to recover one’s sanity.

    Last weekend i went to see The Black Rider, a very cool rock opera collaboration by Tom Waits, William Burroughs, and Robert Wilson. Absolutely kickass performance – the entire cast was phenomenal. On Monday one of my gf’s coworkers asked her what she did on the weekend. She told her about Black Rider (none of them had ever heard of any of the involved parties, let alone The Great Steve Kilbey). Their reply? “I went to see High School Musical”.

    Interactions like that make me want to shoot myself in the face. Or at least, never leave the house.

    Thanks god for the fiendss – there’s intelligent light yet in the world.

  34. avatar
    sanfoin | 29 October 2008 at 8:33 pm #

    Well said f-andy, yon kilbey is the rarest of jewels. . .

    the most original & intelligent rocker on face o' earth.

    leonard cohen himself could learn a few things.

  35. avatar
    verdelay | 29 October 2008 at 8:47 pm #

    Recall that in the selfsame verdant meadow in which you’ll find the nouveau curve of a rose or the elegant geometric contradictions of the bumblebee you will also find the rotting corpses of forsaken animalia and stinking piles of dung.

    It’s that whole growth decay/cycle malarky.

    I cannot abide the linear and eschatological oversimplifications that lead us to conclude that a pile of composting refuse will lead only to an armageddon of more refuse.

    You are forgetting the seed, and the magic that lies within.

    Now, about Cecil Collins and Pavel Filonov: have you had a chance to look them up yet? Turn your eyes from the fleshy rot, and feast upon the abundance of mind.

    Just an idea.


  36. avatar
    lily was here | 29 October 2008 at 9:07 pm #

    I wasnt going to comment on AC/DC, the first live band I ever saw (with Bon Scott), must’ve been 11 (yeah Im gettin’ old – work it out :).Acca were supporting an upcoming aussie band. .. except to say that my eyes were wide as saucers and my jaw about hit the ground. I cant really bear Brian Johnsons vocals but man they had some killer riffs. Anyway, heavy rock/metal, big brother, meat, pollies etc.. too easy targets.

    Hallelujah for having choices!


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