posted on September 27, 2011 at 8:11 pm

explosion of interest

what i hope to achieve with sk premium is manifold i guess

it will start off nebulous as is my want

it has already started off

a few already are subscribed and receiving download codes

well i have a lotta stuff up my sleeve

in many formats and in many stages of completion

dvds cds books etc etc

the sk premium people will get first and cheaper access to this

because they are like executive producers helping me to assemble

this lifetime of work i must get it out there i suppose

i dont know why

i didnt start doing this for money

but ive made a living and im grateful

this premium package is designed therefore

to satisfy both of us

it will be flexible it will be understanding it will be fair

it is not there to fleece ya

if you really feel like you deserve it but cant afford it then let me know is the address for serious skp talk

dont fill up my comments with saying youre broke

we all are


i want us all to be happy

basically you’ll be getting whatever i knock out each year

some of it will only be available here and only to skp

david neil is first up and people are already getting him at this very mo

(#1 for 2 weeks at redeye records in sydney!!)

next will be isidore 2 …life somewhere else

this will be an experimental joint release between timebeing and communicating vessels

coming soon after will be my art dvd which has been called many titles

eg get stoned and paint, art movie etc etc

then there will be the first in a series of totally solo albums

which will be a blinding tour de force of everything youve heard up until now

pure unadulterated me only suddenly better than before

wait and see

a new remedial treatment i have had has revealed new gumption

a renewed commitment to knocking out some unworldly music

because it is now time to do so

some of these albums i imagine will be intensely poignant

suitable only for the ears of skp discernment and appreciation

these will only be ever available here

meanwhile there is talk of lyric book art book and sk tarot cards

these are totally special and amazing

our own MEM has toiled on this idea for many years

and he has devised an incredible deck based on my lyrics paintings and his own insight

if these ever get off the ground you will LOVE em !

i have the source material for 2 documentaries

jack frost in 1991

the church 1990 (the one i never got off the ground before)

(if you chipped in for that let me know and i’ll knock that of yer SKP)

it is so much more feasible now to make these happen than then

so i guess theres stuff coming down the line for you

plus archives and some kind of interaction

seeing you liked the q and a apparently

i dont wanna promise you the moon

but i guarantee skp will be what you want it to be

roughly based on a years worth of subscription for a hundred bucks

i had dinner in some overpriced joint the other night

it was 91 dollars…

so i dunno

if youre already on board hang on for the next thing comin’ atcha


i guess i’m gonna sell these records and things on the site

yes you will be able to purchase things individually

of course it will be much cheaper and quicker to be in SKP

and it will hopefully give me the wherewithal to concentrate more on this

which after all is where my heart lies

doing this stuff and pushing my limits if i can

to bring you the most undiluted sounds from my uh universe

if you want it try it for a year

see if we all like it

hundred bucks its a lotta money…..!

hundred bucks its nothing….!

if you dont wanna do it fair enough

should i apologise now for my rampant capitalism…?

think of yourselves as my patrons

yeah like botticelli n all them old italians maestros had

youre paying me to produce this art for us

its noble

it might even be tax deductible if youre creative

its kinda exciting

if you like a chance to back maverick mercurial artists

if you wanna be a part of this particular experiment

substitutions can be made

eg if youre jeffrey cains brother in law and he gives you an isi 2

then i guess you can use your credit elsewhere

we’re in it together

what do you want?

we have a little team here working on it

we will soon have credit card features i’m told

i hope to rerelease some excellent titles currently unavailable like hex 1 n 2


whatever is happening in my world

SKP will be the first to see it hear it know it and enjoy it

SKP the real deal

an interactive user friendly system of micro-patronage

available at still only 2 dollars a week

payable in one fell swoop and then….ah the bliss of SKP…

what could be nicer than that?





67 Responses to “sk premium”

  1. avatar
    captain mission | 27 September 2011 at 8:30 pm #

    this is fantastic, well done, i always wanted you to have this type of set up as it really seems to be a great way to distribute your stuff and cut out the middle man, it’s about time you had some cash benefits for all your work. i’d be more than happy to subscribe. is there something i click or a form to fill out?

  2. avatar | 27 September 2011 at 8:48 pm #

    Postscript – To subscribe, follow this link –

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    eekie | 27 September 2011 at 9:16 pm #

    “available at still only 2 dollars a week”

    It’s a steal really — usually you can’t get a whole lot of value for $2 a week.

    “coming soon after will be my art dvd which has been called many titles
    eg get stoned and paint, art movie etc etc”

    Some lucky patrons got to see a bit of this (or at least some of the footage for this) at a reception for your 2008 art exhibition. I thought it was well worth watching and will be pleased to see the whole thing.

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 27 September 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    Well Iv waited to long. But to be honest from its inception, SKP, has only introduced the David Neil cd to those lucky ones. I guess I never looked at it as an investment in…you. The ‘producer’ description nailed it for me, and your absolutely right. Hey 100 is 100 is 100. Some can afford it and in these bleak times, most can’t t. But I know that I needed to read a blog like todays to place the entire concept in a clearer perspective. Im in !!! I just need to get out of bed to do it now. Iv got the back pain flare- up bad. Considered going to the hospital cuz my meds haven’t done shit, for multiple sterile and pain injections into my spine.

    Keep ya posted,
    Darrin K.

    • avatar
      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 27 September 2011 at 9:21 pm #

      That was meant to read: multiple steriod and pain injections.

  5. avatar
    Js | 27 September 2011 at 9:32 pm #


    Ur becoming the Howard stern of cult rock stars/artists but u deserve more than the hundreds of millions he garnished from Sirius satellite radio!

  6. avatar
    churchfan2969 | 27 September 2011 at 10:10 pm #

    do you want ausy or us dollars? should monies be sent to steve@timebeing from paypal?

    • avatar
      Stephen | 27 September 2011 at 11:46 pm #

      It makes a difference if it’s Aus or US dollars so kinda need to know. Also, is it gonna be downloads only or is there going to be actual physical stuff being sent and, if in the UK, would we need to be paying extra postage costs?

      • avatar
        thetimebeing | 28 September 2011 at 8:56 am #

        aust $ preferably
        there will be no extra postage costs
        i guess they may or may not be physical stuff…

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    princey | 27 September 2011 at 10:14 pm #

    Hi sk, SKP sounds great, I really hope I can one day subscribe, but does it now mean that if we dont, we can’t purchase the Isidore 2 cd any other way? I’ve waited so long for that release 🙁

  8. avatar
    aida morgan | 27 September 2011 at 10:28 pm #

    Excellent! You can’t really put a price on the things you value, certainly not art or music. And considering the fact that you’re even willing to do this, to involve us fans in your creative endeavors, well, $100 is more than worth it. I wish more artists that I admire engaged with fans as much as you do. Looking forward to what’s coming on SKP

  9. avatar | 27 September 2011 at 11:15 pm #

    Aussie dollars are good! And the paypal address for subscriptions is

  10. avatar
    salemjones | 27 September 2011 at 11:29 pm #

    Couldn’t resist to subscribe…
    Bests to you


  11. avatar
    david | 27 September 2011 at 11:34 pm #

    check out and investygate the group section of a site called Stikam …just a thought ..we could all see ya face…hear ya honeyed water ..cause were thirsty..

  12. avatar
    davem | 28 September 2011 at 4:47 am #

    Count me in.
    Try to send what I can when I can on top of buying everything you produce.
    ‘cos it’s magic!!

  13. Kraig
    Kraig | 28 September 2011 at 4:49 am #

    I’m definitely on board for this one! So do i just donate the money and does it “automatically” send me to the right links or do i need to notify someone, Sam? Can i still get the back issues eg the David Neil CD and Biography DVD? US or AU dollars? This is awesome! Actually, if you think about it, a hundred bucks isn’t anything if you buy 10 CDs in a year, that’s about 100 bucks! Just don’t drink a Starsucks coffee every now and then and “think for yourself” that your getting SKP instead! Sacrifice a coffee every each week and you got yourself the SKP! Oh yea!

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    ASSMIDGET | 28 September 2011 at 6:14 am #

    2 poor 2 beg for free. dialup is so 90s. let me know if you bust out some midi songs and then I’ll beg for skp

  15. avatar
    crimsongate | 28 September 2011 at 6:28 am #

    Is it $99 AUD and USD or just in AUD? AUD is more these days!

  16. Jmb066
    Jmb066 | 28 September 2011 at 8:16 am #

    Check is in the e-mail Steve, thanks for the update I have been waiting for some news here and I think you nailed it with todays post. If you need any assistance on our end please let us know. For example I will post this over at Hotel Womb etc. Looking forward to Life Somewhere Else and these documentaries sound very promising. Love the Jack Frost album and insight with footage of you and Grant will be amazing.

    Take Care,


  17. avatar
    andy | 28 September 2011 at 10:48 am #

    does this mean ‘gethsemane’ is finally coming our way?
    oooh….goody !

  18. avatar
    Mallory Weiss | 28 September 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    sorry you had to write all this. why was it so overwhelmingly sad to read… what apologies? good grief sk as if you’ve not given so much already and we’re so bloody excellent at taking…

  19. avatar
    Crasher | 28 September 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    Sounds great Steve..not literally of course.
    I sent my hundred ( and one) to you back in January this year.
    Does that make me eligible ?
    Or is this financial year thing ?
    Awaiting your response with barely concealed excitement.

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 29 September 2011 at 1:27 pm #

      youre in if youd already sent money crasher
      havent you been sent a code yet?

  20. avatar
    Ryan | 28 September 2011 at 7:38 pm #

    I am in of course.

  21. avatar
    Boriah | 28 September 2011 at 9:41 pm #

    Sounds good!!

  22. avatar
    randompan | 28 September 2011 at 10:01 pm #

    $102 well spent…

  23. avatar
    nonsubstantiated | 28 September 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    a bargain indeed. I´m in, so now does the subscriber section of the site come to life at some point and we can check out the goodies as they become available?

  24. avatar
    verdelay | 29 September 2011 at 4:57 am #

    Yep. Good. I’m in.


  25. avatar
    eekie | 29 September 2011 at 5:23 am #

    Steve, honey, you’ve always been premium to me!

    And that is my suck up comment for the month. 😉

  26. avatar
    Matt | 29 September 2011 at 5:48 am #

    This sounds great Steve. I’d be happy to subscribe. M

  27. Kraig
    Kraig | 29 September 2011 at 8:02 am #


    It feels good being “Executive Producer”! I invested my part! Thanks for the privilege Man! I’ll just have to skip out on that coffee once in awhile, half gallon of gas, snack, 2 lottery tickets, floss, toothpaste, meds, or a zoltar fortune teller machine! every now and then…everything in moderation, right?! Hope to hear some of those tunes you released on the old blog as well, if yo so choose? It’s well worth the dough bro!

    Big Cheers!

  28. avatar
    Crasher | 29 September 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    Ahhh,that’s what those funny numbers and letters are.

  29. avatar
    M E M | 29 September 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    …WOW! It has been years! Pleased to see so many good things on the horizon!

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    hippy | 30 September 2011 at 3:18 am #

    Just bought “The Wilderness Years” last night. What a masterpiece! Songs that sound “old” but also “new.” Beautiful songs and production, my faves at this point being “Near” and “Hollywood Ending.” (actually the first “side” of the album is damn near perfect). I laughed my ass off at the booklet liner notes: “In December 1974 Neil had the dubious distinction of dying 3 deaths at once. i.e. the plane he was on crashed while at the time he was overdosing in the toilet while a jealous husband kicked in the door and gunned him down. The coroners later ruled they could not tell which happened first and that all 3 things were equally fatal at exactly the same time.” HA HA HA!

  31. avatar
    Elvis | 1 October 2011 at 5:36 pm #

    Durn people, if you haven’t signed up yet and downloaded “The Wilderness Years” album with Neil, Rick, and Stevie…your really missing out! Scrape up them quarters, dig through yur car seats, couch cushions, penny bucket, or just bum the money from Grandma’ma….do eeit! Yur missin out, that’s not alrawt! If this is what’s in store, there really is a “too good to be true” side of life! Wur is everyone frum the Q&A sessions!? Quit yur hidin and come own out n sign up I’m tellin’ ya…bubbu hum!

    • avatar
      Narelle | 2 October 2011 at 12:05 am #

      I like your enthusiam Elvis, but my diary tells me that my subscription is not due until November…and no…have not signed up for the download as I purchased the CD at one of two Sydney concerts…
      since you speak of quarters then maybe you are from a far off shore
      I can assure you that the concerts were extraordinary and I wouldn’t even know where to start or how to describe them…so I won’t, except they were quite different experience to the CD…but thats why we love ‘live’ music so much…right…
      for example, that the last song at Lizottes was a stunner (Gloria)…Steves vocals were the ‘rock’ that he often refers to
      in the meantime, we should await our position descriptions (as executive producers)
      PS lets think up a tax excuse…like the rest of the dodgers!!!

    • avatar
      Michel | 2 October 2011 at 4:02 am #

      I do agree with Mr Elvis :
      – I have signed up (though I did not have the time to post in the latest Q & A section – and I wanted to know more about “Lustre”, my favourite song in Priest = Aura, hauting my mind every day, waking me up at night, oh god, too bad for me, will try next time).
      – I bought the David Neil album even though I have signed, and I will buy its physical copy (if it sees the light of day and I hope so). “Lowboy” is trying to replace “Lustre” in my mind…Thanks Mr Kilbey, thanks Mr Maymi !
      – Next step is probably asking a song to Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy…a bit expensive though !

  32. avatar
    Mallory Weiss | 1 October 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    yes skp is definitely worth it. yet no one has answered sk’s question yet — “what do you want?” — i guess we need more time — hell we got a year to think…………
    just looking for excuses to stay up a little longer… it’s 2am california time, so what. q&a was wonderful, though probably exhausting for you. i’m curious about other things that have been feeding your mind and senses — other than music — though in some way it might still impact music as your main medium of expression? literature…cinema…applied neurophysiology… whatever it is. just plain old all-consuming obsessions — within the reasonable boundaries of what you deem appropriate to share. but of course. if you feel like writing about this some day — only if — would be most certainly delightful

    • avatar
      Narelle | 5 October 2011 at 11:57 am #

      “what do you want”?
      as I see it…no need for an answer here, SKP has enough ideas to last well beyond a linear year
      extending a bit beyond the SKP idea, theres always room for more live performances such as David Neil, but that may not be worth it for those involved
      at the live shows, which we get to see for peanuts, I would love to see a collection for the musicians
      if we think a concert is worth more, then we should pay more or at least be given the opportunity to do so
      a bit like tipping a person…a sign of appreciation and worth
      its awful going to a concert and only paying a small price for a ticket that is worth so much more

      • avatar
        Alyona | 7 October 2011 at 2:31 pm #

        a very good point — you know i suspect the musicians rarely get what they deserve and it always bothers me — we usually try to make up for it at the merch booth getting CDs T-shirts etc. (even if they don’t have my size… hey, i’m not asking for xs, but at least s ffs?)– before last xmas i did a massive secret online shopping to honor my favorite san diego musician — found every one of his active bands of which there were 3 plus his recording studio — it was fun and i got a box of tshirts and records and the best thing is he never found out — it’s like being santa c. for a moment… my dream would be to provide health insurance to all musicians… yeah go ahead ask what’s in my pipe… i like your idea but doubt they’d ever do it so we have to get creative at giving back more to the magicians… er musicians… cheers!

      • avatar
        eekie | 8 October 2011 at 5:32 pm #

        This is where the PayPal donate button on this very site is great (link to said button here)! While this is where we can subscribe to SK Premium, we can also donate smaller (or larger) than the subscription amounts. So say you go to a SK solo gig and tickets are $20, and you think to yourself, “I would gladly have paid $30 for this” you can go home and drop $10 into SK’s PayPal account using this donate button. 🙂

        • avatar
          Anonymous | 9 October 2011 at 3:36 pm #

          i prefer stealthy ways holly… true giving is always anonymous…

          • avatar
            eekie | 9 October 2011 at 10:54 pm #

            I guess I’m a little too pragmatic to worry about whether my giving is true or not. I just want the greatest percentage of what I give to actually get to the intended givee, and the PayPal donate link set up on this site is a practical and efficient means of doing that.

  33. avatar
    Jeffrey Von Stetten | 2 October 2011 at 5:05 am #

    I think this is an excellent deal/setup/you know whatever, it’s great. You’ve got excellent stuff and I think people like me will appreciate the setup wholeheartedly. 🙂

  34. avatar
    bc | 2 October 2011 at 5:54 am #

    love the model ….and wish success

  35. Kraig
    Kraig | 4 October 2011 at 9:48 am #


    Could you please please please release the mp3’s for the “Unreleased Featured” songs from this page for the SKP members? (bottom of page)

    All The Best & Cheers!

  36. avatar
    Cocoamo | 4 October 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    What we want is a mailing address please so those of us who just can’t bear to do the Paypal thing can send a money order, at least? Otherwise we are reduced to bringing cash to concerts when you are passing through our fair city.

    Last year, we had our credit card violated, and know someone who had their identity stolen (none of this in any connection to your site). We know Paypal is safe, etc., just would rather not.

    If we must, we will find one of those visa cards you load and prepay, but not sure how do do even that.

    Your dinosaur friend in Pennsylvania

    • avatar
      Mallory Weiss | 5 October 2011 at 2:53 pm #

      a resounding yes from the opposite coast — that little state between mexico and oregon — supporting the dinosaur’s repeated request —
      steeeeeeeve! do you hear us?
      ok……sorry….i’m going to take patience 101 this fall —

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 5 October 2011 at 6:41 pm #

      after having tens of thousands (cost me almost 50k and I was eating baked potatoes for months!!! until it got fixed) taken from my account after using “paypal” (with friends like that who needs enemies… thanks “pal!”), I’m still riding the paranoia train… though, I did recently use a “UK” private site for payment for purchase of a UK artist’, etc. – smaller site, attracts less scoundrels assuming the “EBay/Paypal” mongrel has become so huge and unmanageable, they don’t know who infiltrates from inside the company/or rips off using some device not connected to the company — probably both, and it takes forever for them to figure it out and they’d have to expend money to do so, so they don’t even try anymore… and given the possibility that many are “inside jobs,” the possibility of lawsuits against them, keeps them from internal investigations(I found). if your credit card company is honorable, mine was — they refund… but even that took months… the new site I used to purchase a present for someone was I think called “” – so far, so good. (and their communications as your order(s) are placed, shipped, etc. are so polite. (impressed). Anyway, I don’t think their percentage for accepting payments is any more than paypal, It might be less… they may not be a publicly traded corporation yet — so no legally binding alliance to its major shareholders’ profit; instead it seems firebrandlive believes their concern is for the customers, both sellers and those that purchase — at least I hope so.

      anyway, I was proud of myself for attempting an internet transaction again — it’s been a long time because of what happened — so, I’m with you… me too: big old clunky, antique: D-I-N-O-S-A-U-R!!! Assuming there’s a huge chance there are probably at least five or six of me somewhere out there with some part of my personal information, screwing things up I haven’t even found out about yet… I’m prefectly fine staying a dinosaur… but it would be nice to have another way to pay. SK Premium seems it would be fun.

    • avatar
      ASSMIDGET | 6 October 2011 at 7:21 am #

      I can’t afford skp but I’ll send like 5 bucks money order if they give another option for payment than evil shit like paypal and credit card bastards. fuck this NWO shit!!!

  37. avatar
    PayPal Gal | 4 October 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    Oh, get a grip! Just use PayPal…it’s much easier, faster, less confusion, and just plain SAD “IF” you cannot fund your PayPal account!? There’s really no reason to have a P.O. Box nowadays unless your recieveing something “physical”…but wat SKP needs is cold hard cash to survive! No concerts needed, just a bank account and PayPal account? Come on, join the 21st Century!?

    • avatar
      Cocoamo | 5 October 2011 at 1:18 am #

      Feeling an urge here to deliver something physical, Ms. Mean Paypal Girl…

    • avatar
      ASSMIDGET | 6 October 2011 at 7:18 am #

      Many people have ditched Paypal because of it’s NWO policy. Terminating funding to gov whistle blowers and political prisoners. I personally will never use Paypal again.

    • avatar
      ASSMIDGET | 6 October 2011 at 7:25 am #
      check out brad manning as well. paypal blocked funding from his supporters

  38. avatar
    Wilfred Paradise | 4 October 2011 at 10:04 pm #

    Earth to Steve ?


  39. avatar
    Lara | 4 October 2011 at 11:45 pm #

    where’d you run off to, lovely man? 😉

  40. avatar
    CyberNet Police | 6 October 2011 at 7:47 pm #

    Welcome to this Metropolis…You’re being pulled over Heading South on this Block of the internet for driving too slow to your Destination because it’s Too Fast For You and You Took too long…the world wide web superhighway is giving you a warning violation In the Meantime for The Time Being because your no Perfect Child for waiting too long to accelerate here…please proceed to next Wide Open Road, otherwise suffer the consequences of Cortez The Killer!

    There’s a substancial Reward out for your arrest! Fly, get along and Ride Into The Sunset…it’s Already Yesterday! This is much too much, and you got off light! Are you going to Louisiana or maybe Buffalo…Anchorage or Dakota maybe? Feel lucky you didn’t have a Crashride or Nervous Breakthrough while doing so! Because after everything now this? Come this November just drive faster and life speeds up! We’ll all be tantilized this coming Columbus Day come Monday Morning! Your still beautiful if you don’t go down Angel Street too slow! Or any internet highway for that matter! Life speeds up and we want to hear the rest of the story morning glory, Fly Home, come baaaaaack Steeevieee!

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 6 October 2011 at 8:42 pm #

      a man of many faces eh k?

      • avatar
        Cybernet Jail Bird | 7 October 2011 at 2:30 am #

        Sorry bout dat! Caught Red Handed…what’s red handed mean anyway? Thought maybe it’d bring you back from the living….welcome back!


  41. avatar
    hellbound heart | 6 October 2011 at 8:31 pm #

    yeah, sounds good…..gotta bring in the proverbial bacon somehow, am i right? 🙂
    love always….

  42. avatar
    That Girl | 7 October 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    Have you ever woken up on a Monday morning and realized you spent a 100 beans over the weekend on nothing. I rest my case. As for payment there are a number of establishments out there vying for yur coinage , just waiting gladly. Direct debit,credit cards ,pay-pal,money order,good old Australia post,chq’s,bank chqs,Western union,Americal express , your best friend who has owed you that $100.00 since forever. If this music truely touches you the light will show you the way !

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    retro_pedro | 4 December 2011 at 8:45 pm #

    I´ve tried to subscribe for this SPK feature now. the subscribe link of paypal didnt let me log in first, so I had to send my 5 AUD donaction from the paypal site which lets me log in. Hope it kind of gets to you and lets me in on some of your great stuff in the near future. Lots of admiration, Freddy

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    retro_pedro | 4 December 2011 at 8:49 pm #

    I guess im not subscribed yet on this regular basis of every week paying 2 aud. But how do I get there if the link wont work for me ? 😉

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