posted on May 7, 2007 at 1:12 am

the best pool in the whirled

professor of dope n absinth…sunday night

the empty beach

batchelor life…but no kisses

there you go
as it happens
from your co respondent on the frontline
going the hard yards for ya

70 Responses to “snapped shots”

  1. avatar
    snowfaller | 7 May 2007 at 1:27 am #

    looks like a nice batchelor life…

    thanks, professor.

  2. avatar
    Sherry | 7 May 2007 at 1:44 am #

    I love ya, man!

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    Daberhasher | 7 May 2007 at 2:02 am #

    thanks for the glamour shots gov, but good god, who makes that “absinth”?!?
    looks like Scope…
    check this out man…

    the real deal

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    veleska1970 | 7 May 2007 at 2:03 am #

    awww….come on!! you won’t be a bachelor for too long. the wife will be home before ya know it. ๐Ÿ™‚ and i’m sure all the kisses from the doodles and bumper will more than make up for what’s amiss now.

    is that the pool you swim in?? is it heated? or are you one of those “polar bear” folks~~swimming in the dead of winter, roughing it in cold water?? brrrr…..

    love the hat, and the reflection of your arm in those groovy shades. ๐Ÿ˜‰ bondi appears beautiful~~the pretty white sand makes me think of florida. and what sapphire-blue waters.

    so…..THIS is the kitchen where the Time Being generates his daily diary, huh? now us fiendss get to view the Time Being in his element. i’m glad you have decided to take up photography.

    this is such a treat, steve. you just don’t know!!! thanks so much for sharing all this. what a wonderful way to end my day, as it’s late sunday evening and i’m off to bed….

    lotza love…

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    kat | 7 May 2007 at 2:04 am #

    oh ! i miss the ocean. what a view & beautiful color.. i also like your glasses and the green table scene ;]=~~

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    paul lightfoot | 7 May 2007 at 2:06 am #

    A man alone alright! Tell NK not to rush back.. Haa! Just kiddin, I mean as if Lightfoot!!!

    Paul L
    Auckland NZ

  7. avatar
    paul lightfoot | 7 May 2007 at 2:06 am #

    A man alone alright! Tell NK not to rush back.. Haa! Just kiddin, I mean as if Lightfoot!!!

    Paul L
    Auckland NZ

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    veleska1970 | 7 May 2007 at 2:06 am #

    ooohh, one more thing~~if you ever make it to new orleans again, there is a bar that’s about 200 years old on the corner of bourbon and bienville in the french quarter called “old absinthe house”…it’s a lovely olde place:

  9. avatar
    paul lightfoot | 7 May 2007 at 2:11 am #

    Nevets.. You’re down to the shake.. ๐Ÿ™

    Paul L
    Auckland NZ

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    Belfrank | 7 May 2007 at 2:14 am #

    Easy on the mouthwash Killa.
    Remember what Vincent did to his ear. Then you’d have no chance trying to sing in tune with those other noisey bastards around you.


  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 May 2007 at 2:27 am #

    howd u get that thru customs then?

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    boy charlton | 7 May 2007 at 2:30 am #

    Wot’s with these puncey new fangled pools in Bondi ?!

    that’s not like back in my day when we had real men’s tidal pools.

    ahhh yes – you’d slice ya feet on the shell shrapnel and crack a few ribs when ya’d get smashed into the walls by the breakers comin’ over the top and freeze ya nuts off with the Antartica currents (in summer mind ya) and if you were lucky ya could stay warm by gettin’ stung a few times by the odd blue bottle while doin’ ya laps.

    kids these days – they dunno wots good for ’em.

  13. avatar
    Leelinau | 7 May 2007 at 2:36 am #

    its better than
    what I’ve gรถt

    โ™ โ™ 

    No wonder you never want to leave


  14. avatar
    isolde | 7 May 2007 at 2:44 am #

    dear prof d&a
    i’m sorry sir but
    the dog ate my comment

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    Symon | 7 May 2007 at 2:45 am #

    You must have a long arm sk…those self potrait shots are well composed…I never get them that good !

    love the sea pool..the back beach at Sorrento in Melby had a sea pool (maybe still there…dunno!)but it it was just rocks etc on the bottom and sides. i like your version better…very swish. I was in Bondi last November (Melb Cup weekend)and the day I was there it poured with rain and howled a gale so hard…didn’t look like these shots.

    thanks for taking the time to show us around…very benevolent of ya. Hope life is treating you well now that ya home and that your Shadow is being well behaved as well.

    ps…i know yer just back…but will Melby see you soon ???

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 May 2007 at 2:46 am #

    Mate, lookin good — you can’t see the signs of a gruelling european tour at all , were you shitting us.
    Love the glasses .. why if you got yourself a business suit you could go straight in as a paralegal for sum big hyphonated old money firm in Australia Square!!!

    Dutch Pierre

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    Anonymous | 7 May 2007 at 2:59 am #

    thanks for the narrative!!!your a bunny fugger mr bilkey…..,,,,,did you say “synth pop”?is that the new direction,hey?……..psuedo churcho……ha ha ha ha ha xxxxxxxxxxxgenx

  18. avatar
    EARTHFRIEND | 7 May 2007 at 3:01 am #

    looks like your bag is ‘a’ little short of some jazz, why don’t you stop by here in me dark room so me can fill it up for you…

  19. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 7 May 2007 at 3:04 am #

    If I lived near that beach I would walk for miles and miles and miles to shed the fat I have accrued from vegetarian junk food (chips and carbs). I live amid a perilous concrete jungle !

  20. avatar
    Leftenant Reg? | 7 May 2007 at 3:09 am #

    yeah, easy on that Green Faerie mouthwash, eh!

    swish – gargle – spit – repeat

  21. avatar
    leanne | 7 May 2007 at 3:10 am #

    glad to see that you are in a better place than when our paths crossed 10 years ago or more

  22. avatar
    Gareth,Notts | 7 May 2007 at 3:24 am #

    go steady Steve,that looks gruelling work,need an apprentice???

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 May 2007 at 3:26 am #

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha plop!!….genx

  24. avatar
    calling down baal and zeus | 7 May 2007 at 3:36 am #

    many thanks for the inter invite into the home of so many fascinating folks , killa , the t. b., nevets,neuman a host of others ..
    it is my humble opinion that these insights add to the mystique not detract from it , these few homestyled photos cause a myriad of new scenarios to be formulated … i wonder more now than before not less simple , so easy so kilbey. wish i could be there …peace, david

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 May 2007 at 3:39 am #

    What brand absinth is that? Is it the locally available ‘green fairy’ that contains between 7 and 9 milligrams of Thujone??
    from the Czech company the green tree??
    or is it something you ‘imported’

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    Anonymous | 7 May 2007 at 3:42 am #

    Very cool pics Steve, thanks for taking us home…..thats one hell of a pool and the ocean looks peaceful. Rest up and take it
    easy you deserve it. Your dedication to the blog is to be commended I have done a journal for the past year ++ and only write a couple times a week it takes disipline. Life goes by fast and I like to document whats going on…now if I only had some excitement! (Frusturated journalist or something going on here)

    All the best

    Steve in FL

  27. avatar
    'Keef' Stilbey | 7 May 2007 at 3:45 am #


    give that dog some syrup of ipecac.


  28. avatar
    dr freud | 7 May 2007 at 4:26 am #

    c’mon give us a smile!

  29. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 7 May 2007 at 4:48 am #

    Amazing pics! I’d always wondered what this pool you always talk about looks like – it’s gorgeous! I’ve never seen a ‘sea pool’ like that. Would it be out of line for me to say I think you sexy in your professor look? ; )

  30. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 7 May 2007 at 4:49 am #

    Oops – I meant I think you LOOK sexy with your professor look. My eyes are tired and I’ve been at this computer way too long.

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 May 2007 at 5:37 am #

    i’m sure i could sort out the kissing situation for you and put some sparkle back in those melancholy grey eyes looking out and within

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 May 2007 at 5:49 am #

    Yeah, I dont care what you say, you DO live the lifestyle of a rock star!!
    Hang on a minute, look how much of the absinthe is missing since last night!!
    Love always,

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    ...being here, doing this... | 7 May 2007 at 5:52 am #


    the empty beach

    sitting in the bondi sun
    watching the seagulls, watching the sea
    hoping noone comes along
    i’ve got all the company i need
    i’ve got all the empty beach i need


  34. avatar
    davem | 7 May 2007 at 6:03 am #

    I see the absinth took a bit of a hit after the swim and beach walk!!!
    Take it easy killer.

  35. avatar
    Sunshine | 7 May 2007 at 6:12 am #

    Hmm… is leaving the cabinets open a guy thing? I feel I’m constantly closing cabinets and such in our little kitchen. Nice beach pics and self-portraits, Mr. Kilbespondant, sir.

    I read that a few days ago you caught a bit of The Illusionist. I’d say you should finish that one (as others advised), because it was a pretty decent film, however I preferred it’s competion “The Prestige” (w/ Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson & Michael Caine.) I thought it had more suspense and surprise to offer.

    I think “The Illusionist” is a better rental than in-theatre experience, because the plot is so confusing the first time around.

    Glad you’re home safe.


  36. avatar
    Sunshine | 7 May 2007 at 6:13 am #

    that was supposed to read “competition”…

    Off to bed w/ me and my typographically challenged self,


  37. avatar
    isolde | 7 May 2007 at 7:18 am #

    “The arcade lights are hanging down
    The rain surrenders to the town
    The world of men donโ€™t mean a thing
    When all they give you is a diamond ring”

  38. avatar
    ~ | 7 May 2007 at 7:27 am #

    “resplendent mermaids”

    “bear we, on the waters riding
    that which brings you all glad tiding
    in Chelone’s giant shield
    Gleams a form severe revealed:
    These are gods that we are bringing
    Hail them you high anthems singing”

    was that “high” anthems?
    ah yes
    very good
    the photographs
    collages and glimpses
    into what inspires you
    the green fairy
    the aqua pool
    the black hat
    all those footprints in the beach
    all those missing feet
    the white kitchen
    sits the prof
    watching jazz tendrils curl up into the lazy hazy arms
    of sunday night


  39. avatar
    stealthblue | 7 May 2007 at 7:50 am #

    AWESOME!! That beach and pool look killer…no pun intended! What a beautiful place to live, Stevo. Nice! Thanks for posting those…it is actually pretty close to what I pictured. Wild…

    Enjoy that gorgeous weather!

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 May 2007 at 7:58 am #

    “Keef Stilbey” Brilliant name!!!!

  41. avatar
    syrinx | 7 May 2007 at 7:59 am #

    Lovely photos. I enjoyed making a game out of identifying the things on your table.

  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 May 2007 at 8:27 am #

    Wow, great comments Duchess! How does your gutless little Anonymess friend from yesterday rate your glittering thoughts?

    I bet the two of you are exactly the sad, washed up kind of old fucks who yell out cringe-worthy inanities at Church gigs.

  43. avatar
    malcolm arkey | 7 May 2007 at 8:49 am #

    Goddamn it, Isolde !
    I very nearly put those words up on the comments section myself this morning then decided against it.

    Been humming that all morning – of course set off by SK’s caption.

    That is one of the most gorgeously simplistic choruses of all time – one of G’s strong points. Great outro too – with tambourine – plus a nice little slid guitar thing throughout whole song.

    “Faithful’s not a bad word”…what a beautiful motto.

  44. avatar
    isolde | 7 May 2007 at 9:31 am #

    yeah its a beautiful song arks

  45. avatar
    eek | 7 May 2007 at 9:47 am #

    I enjoy the pictures. You look more relaxed in them. Thanks for putting them up.

  46. avatar
    fantasticandy | 7 May 2007 at 10:00 am #

    to davem,
    stop panicking mate,
    i think we may have to wait a bit,
    and it’s going to have to be better organised,
    but i think we’ll see ’em again
    one day.
    iv’e still got killers bag of jazz,
    so he’ll have to come back for that!

    p.s. everyone go to marty’s myspace page and leave him a ‘happy birthday’ comment!

  47. avatar
    adrakkk | 7 May 2007 at 11:17 am #

    great sk, would love to see your studio!

  48. avatar
    zebob | 7 May 2007 at 11:46 am #

    Wonderful pictures. That pool is surreal!
    For folks who might be interested, here are the kids singing to “Surfing Magazines.”

  49. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 May 2007 at 11:53 am #

    How about some evening pics sk, now that you got us hooked!
    Sweet dreams,

  50. avatar
    zebob | 7 May 2007 at 12:18 pm #

    Ah, while I was YouTubing, I see someone posted “Hotel Womb” from the London show.

  51. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 May 2007 at 12:22 pm #

    Hey, when was the last time you did your dishes? Are you the kind of guy who waits until there’s fuzz growing on ’em until you do something? Ahh..I tell ya what, your missus is a very lucky woman, you sexy beast.
    -The Hellbound Heart

  52. avatar
    restaurant mark | 7 May 2007 at 12:31 pm #

    nice pool…whatta view! good shots of ya mister kilbey…looking very nice, my wife says…way younger than your 52 years. interesting pic of the table…got the sunglasses, the absinth, and what’s in that baggie there??? take care man.

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    CSTCoach | 7 May 2007 at 1:11 pm #

    wow, that’s a cool pool. Incredible coastline and beach.

    what do ya do when you have to fend for yourself? i end up with pasta and sauce dumped out of the jar. or eggs. lots of eggs and toast. Too stubborn to go to any trouble to cook, and too lazy to go out…


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    JJ | 7 May 2007 at 1:47 pm #

    Portrait of a Man in Black, dapper Fedora. Laps in that pool are really laps…I had no idea how big it was, and in an incredible setting too. Another warm chlorinated night, the pool throws blue light?

    I am absent of Absinthe, but I see you’re not, however my baggie was replinished this weekend. Thanks for photos.

  55. avatar
    Davide | 7 May 2007 at 2:32 pm #

    Hey Steve,
    my friend Antonio who lived near Bondi Beach said that you should make a photo near “Cafรจ de wheels”.

    Best from Italy

    (the one who made the “Pharaoh” cover on the Heresy double cd tribute to The Church… in fact I always wondered if you ever listened to it:

  56. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 May 2007 at 2:42 pm #

    Smile, you miserable old git !!

  57. avatar
    mandn | 7 May 2007 at 2:54 pm #

    Orpheus, you should call this series a collection of glasses. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    and NICE kitchen. I am a sucker for kitchens.


  58. avatar
    Lx | 7 May 2007 at 2:54 pm #

    and a grant mclennan lyric.
    thanks SK.
    send some absinthe to the states
    care of my name
    at such and such address
    on the east coast.

  59. avatar
    nic | 7 May 2007 at 3:12 pm #

    loving the visual additions to the Time Being –
    take care and enjoy the peace while you can…….

  60. avatar
    timetunnel | 7 May 2007 at 4:46 pm #

    Dear Prof. Dr. spc. rock. Kilbey,

    so that’s what the pool look like. It’s awesome. So spacious. That makes me a tiny little bit envious, because the pools in Germany are usually so crowded that it’s more like dodging people and bumping into people than real swimming (which becomes incredibly more fun when you’re short-sighted).

    Great shots ๐Ÿ™‚


  61. avatar
    stealthblue | 7 May 2007 at 5:29 pm #

    Yep (In a Hank Hill voice)-
    That there is a kitchen alright…baggie or OREGANO on the table and everything.

  62. avatar
    Transdimensional Speeder | 7 May 2007 at 6:10 pm #

    Dear Mr. Wormwood, that pool is incredible! and it looks like you brought back some spirits with you.

    so, to further prove the batchelor life is in full swing let’s see the contents of your fridgey.

    btw, listening to Quick Smoke….

    And there’s far too many
    And there’s much too much…..

    not enough


  63. avatar
    ed in fl | 7 May 2007 at 7:22 pm #

    Looking a little gaunt…maybe from the tour…not eating well. Time to stuff up a little maybe…

    ed in fl

  64. avatar
    psf | 7 May 2007 at 7:42 pm #

    saw this copy/paste etc, thought of you

  65. avatar
    knot | 7 May 2007 at 8:25 pm #

    delightful to see your pool and kitchen
    these are the sort of things that amuse the curious cats

    my sister and her twin babies giovonna and giselle have gone goblin-like, twinkly eyed, bandy legged home after eating some yummy sand and my gourmet cheese platter all up. now I scrub up the persian carpet and break out the chianti classico riserva ..

    missed you my brother
    the red one

  66. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 May 2007 at 9:37 pm #

    I love the pics.


  67. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 May 2007 at 10:23 pm #

    ha ha ha ha ha ipecac……ha ha ha ha plop………..never trust a fart…..xxxxxxxxxmorning keef xxx

  68. avatar
    veleska1970 | 7 May 2007 at 11:00 pm #

    a HA~~just noticed the guitar behind you. a little self-serenade while awaiting to fambly’s return?? ๐Ÿ™‚ and don’t forget to eat those bananas, they’re looking a little brown….

  69. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 May 2007 at 11:48 pm #

    Thats one heck of a pool! Have you swam in it? Just curious. Im guessing its near where you live?
    Galveston TX
    PS- Patiently awaiting a well rested band in the USA! Love all that you guys do.

  70. avatar
    sue cee | 8 May 2007 at 7:43 am #

    Drooling over the pics of that ocean Steve, the incredible blue. Is that a beer glass for the green fairy?, not very exotic killah ๐Ÿ™‚


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