posted on May 13, 2007 at 12:35 pm

44 Responses to “space opera”

  1. avatar
    eek | 13 May 2007 at 1:18 pm #

    oooh! the famous killa calves! And showing a bit of thigh there too. yee ha!

    Gotta laugh at the middle pic. You look — how should I put this? — as if you’ve been ridden hard and put away wet.

    Love the look you’re giving in the last pic.

    Thanks for posting these. You take care of yourself — you don’t want to be all gimpy when NK, the Doodles, and Bumper get home.

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    fandorin | 13 May 2007 at 1:25 pm #

    ad 3rd pic: remember to drink ONLY the REAL absinth. See what happens?

    I love the pieces of paper stuck on the keys!

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    restaurant mark | 13 May 2007 at 1:51 pm #

    great pics…maybe too much white widow and absinthe in the one though??? take care man…can’t be messing up those bass playin’ hands!

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    veleska1970 | 13 May 2007 at 1:58 pm #

    you know, steve, your photography is becoming quite an art form in and of itself . i LOOOOVITTTT!!!

    question~~how much time had elapsed between the third and fourth pix? in the fourth one you look all nice and neat, and in the third one….well, eek said it best. but the best shot is the last one, the pink and blue one. and of course, i can’t NOT comment on those sexy legs. mmmmmm hubba hubba. 🙂

    hope your wrists are better soon. yeah, that rsi is a beeyotch. i have it myself from many years of typing, worst in my right hand from using the mouse, too. occupational hazard, i guess. my fingertips always tingle and the insides of my elbows always hurt.

    lotza love……..

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    Symon | 13 May 2007 at 2:23 pm #

    the filtered world of steve kilbey…as I’ve said before, I admire your dexterity to compose those shots so well.

    the blunnies are just fucking great. I practically live in mine cos they are so comfortable. Who else but our favourite rocker would be brave enough to parade his flannies and blunnies for the world to see !!!

    who needs armani or vitton designer crap…your down to earth image is much more cool. Hope the fingers feel a little better.

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    mandn | 13 May 2007 at 2:47 pm #

    are those ANALOG racks behind you Orpheus?

    go you!

    and those shoes. Those so very Aussie shoes.
    Love it.


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    EARTHFRIEND | 13 May 2007 at 3:20 pm #

    you look like death warmed over…

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    Anonymous | 13 May 2007 at 4:55 pm #

    Wake up!
    Its a new day.

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    Anonymous | 13 May 2007 at 5:26 pm #

    GREAT pictures Steve! Thought i would bring it to your attention that your NO. 48! Yeah baby!
    Anticipating the outcome of your new project.
    I got your el momento singuete in the mail the other day. I love the way you and marty sang on Two places at once on this album. It sounds so cool! And NSEW is just phenomenal. It sheds a whole new light on that song when you guys play it that way. Loving your music till eternity,
    Galveston Tx

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    fantasticandy | 13 May 2007 at 5:58 pm #

    ah, steve, how very revealing these shots are.
    especialy to a fellow musician.
    the analog gear.
    the stomp boxes.
    the stickers on the keys.
    the prolific use of felt-tip pen.
    the tangle of plugs, leads and sockets.
    looking at these shots,
    i felt very much at home.
    we have the same aims.
    i am happy again.
    your friend,
    andy L.

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    Paul Scott Fulker | 13 May 2007 at 6:08 pm #

    Hi SK love the shots, nice bass, what happened to the Paisley fender Precision?

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    stealthblue | 13 May 2007 at 6:40 pm #

    Now THAT looks like a fun environment! Little bit o’ “Puff, puff, give” perhaps??? 🙂
    Hope you’re havin’ fun. Just take care of those hands. AWESOME! Can’t wait to hear what you are working on.

    “Nice” surprise this morning for yours truly and his wife…our FOOKING fridge went on the blink. Luckily we have a small fridge downstairs, a freezer too, AND awesome neighbors who let us store stuff in theirs. The worst part about it is, we just went to the market yesterday!! Ah, well, what are you gonna do, right?

    As always…
    Peace and Love to you, Kilbo, and all the fiendss. Have a great day!
    Ben V.

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    davem | 13 May 2007 at 7:31 pm #

    Great pics SK.
    Is this the secret project??? Fab.
    Take it easy with the bad wrist, especially with NK being away……….
    Love you more,


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    nick fiction | 13 May 2007 at 9:15 pm #

    great pictures thanks!

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    Nick Fiction | 13 May 2007 at 9:15 pm #

    great pictures thanks !

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    CSTCoach | 13 May 2007 at 10:22 pm #


    filmed a short clip of movements that should help release your wrist, and uploaded it to my web server. You should be able to click the link and view, or “save as”. Will take a few minutes to download before it starts to play.

    Check your email, you’ll find the link there.

    Hope it helps, amigo!


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    Anonymous | 13 May 2007 at 10:51 pm #

    Oh wow, sk in a studio, all the musos out there will wet their pants with these I’m sure! Glad the hands arent so sore and you can still work that camera, thanks sk…love the hairy, toned thighs too!!ha ha
    Love Amanda

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    Brien Comerford | 13 May 2007 at 10:52 pm #

    Sk is an enigmatic mind of a higher order. An insanely talented lyricist, vocalist, musician and hippie philosopher. A muscular and vibrant vegan who likes to party. An unusually creative and multitalented human marvel. He may go insane if his myriad talents don’t remain prolific and optimal. An injured warrior determind to persevere amid the throes, trials and tribulations.

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    Anonymous | 13 May 2007 at 11:39 pm #

    nice tits…..i mean …..nice titles!!!!!!take care…cant be too long til your girls come home?,love,genx xxxxx x

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    Anonymous | 13 May 2007 at 11:41 pm #

    Boring! Can’t you get someone else to take photos of you. They look stupid and (even more)narcasistic when you hold a camera at arms length…and the ‘Oh wow’ in the studio comments..big deal. I really did wake up cynikal this morning but ..come on. The talk of washed up old rocker is coming true….oh, a secret project..sounds a bit spinal tap to me…

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    paul lightfoot | 13 May 2007 at 11:49 pm #

    Fuckin WASTED!!!!!!!!!! Phew!! You look about as vegan as Colonel Sanders

    Paul L
    Auckland NZ

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    snowfaller | 14 May 2007 at 12:05 am #

    I am generally anti-modeling but you have to admit those Line 6 pedals are fucking awesome. I have three myself.

    Dude – don’t take this the wrong way – but you do look fantastic.

    Keep rocking!

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    Anonymous | 14 May 2007 at 12:24 am #

    …just a little smile….? Even a smirk…


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    christophercross | 14 May 2007 at 12:26 am #

    Paul L shut your chops will ya.

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    MarkM | 14 May 2007 at 1:33 am #

    I recognise some of that gear…is that somewhere I’ve been before?

    and snowfaller I’m with you, I’m usually a lover of vintage or boutique style pedals – but those Line 6 ones, especially the purple filter modeller and the green delay modeller are full of great sounds.

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    snowfaller | 14 May 2007 at 1:46 am #

    As a purist (and as a sufferer of Gear Acquisition Syndrome – which should be as medically recognized as RSI!!!!!), I’d of course much rather have 100+ vintage pedals/amps.

    However, as a realist, those Line 6 pedals give you so many sounds for not so much money. They are highly recommended!

    I use the delay, filter, and modulation ones.

    I’d be lying if I didn’t break my personal Line 6/modeling ban after seeing/hearing The Church using them during the recording of FY. Ha!

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    Anonymous | 14 May 2007 at 3:12 am #

    “Oh Wow”, it’s PV leaving a stupid, boring comment again, “Oh Wow” you’re so cool PV saying all that “rad” stuff about sk, “Oh Wow” you got balls (I assume you’re male for some reason!) and what’s wrong with Spinal Tap anyway ya knob!

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    Anonymous | 14 May 2007 at 3:23 am #

    I’m going out on a limb here, chaps, but from the look of these photographs I’m gonna suggest that the old fella looks tired and could be in need of a holiday.

    How long since you had a holiday SK?


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    Anonymous | 14 May 2007 at 5:12 am #

    how can your music
    not melt
    the worlds heart?

    I just don’t get it?

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    kat | 14 May 2007 at 6:38 am #

    ha ha~ pretty jazzed up & out, sk.. ;]

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    captainmission | 14 May 2007 at 6:47 am #

    love that third pic, very samual bekett
    apologies for not being present for the last week or so, i actually woke up in hospital in adalaide, apparently i passed out, smashed my head and turned into someone else for a few days, anyway my beautiful other half whom ironically i was visiting as she had had two huge seizures ealier that week ended up looking after me. you gotta love these women, i’m gonna get married to this one methinks 🙂

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    Tommy Gunn | 14 May 2007 at 7:21 am #

    Give us a smile there sunshine……

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    paul lightfoot | 14 May 2007 at 8:42 am #

    Hey Christophercross, Maybe you should enter the Americas fucking Cup. Get some humour you dick!
    Paul L
    Auckland NZ

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    Anonymous | 14 May 2007 at 8:54 am #

    HELLO FELLOW FIENDs!!!!!!!……..take some time out……..whats your favourite “church” track?where does it take you ?where does it take you back to?Any significant times…..?what would be on the soundtrack of your life?/………..”Grandiose”,was played as my wedding waltz!{well twas not a traditional “wedding”}was a beautiful ceremony,in the gardens of a run down castle in scotland………..Wel….einstein said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over n over…and expecting a different outcome……….funnily enough am not with him any more…..7 years ago now…..havent repeated the pattern since…yay!amazing how your eyes can make you rush into crazy shit …when u r young n silly….love to you all, genx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxl

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    Anonymous | 14 May 2007 at 9:53 am #

    Fuck man, you posted that shot of your legggssss for perv value and to get suggestive messages from famales…grrrrr….shot number three reminds me of me Sunday morning about 2:30 am….you got a pair of Doc Martins anywhere??? Or is it Doc Martens…loooong day, friend….
    -The Hellbound Heart

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    Celticat | 14 May 2007 at 10:08 am #

    Esskay, for a fifty something you look pretty bloody good! Tired but good.

    hope your fambly gets home to you real soon.

    Love always.

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    zebob | 14 May 2007 at 10:16 am #

    “Under the Milky Way Tonight” brings me back to my sub-20s, during a summer I spent slaving away in a dusty warehouse, pushing cardboard boxes for 8 hours to pay for college. When that song came on, it gave me pause. A nice respite from the grind of the work, of listening to the 50-something comb-over co-worker prattle on about his trips to Las Vegas but all I could see was a walking dead end. “UTMWT” brings me back to a time before kids, before marriage, when I had a 300 horsepower Chevrolet Malibu, something out of Mad Max, and I loved its throaty growl, just touching the accelerator would lurch you into the back seat. Get it on the highway and nothing could touch you, not even close with your radio blaring and the windows cranked down. I drove to the record shop (remember?) and picked up “Starfish” on cassette. I may still have it on my old carrying case in the attic. I believe it, like many other tapes, got a bit warped in the summer heat. When CDs came out, I got it, still have it. Still love it.
    Gads, I’m 36 and I feel like an old-timer.
    P.S. Visits to the comments are always worth it just for brien’s fawning remarks alone.

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    Anakki Mayhem | 14 May 2007 at 12:06 pm #

    A secret project… the urge to spill the beanz… the need to keep lips sealed… & the photos that bridge the two.. thnx for the pics 🙂

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    Anonymous | 14 May 2007 at 12:24 pm #

    I used to put “N S E W” up to 11 and stand,arms outstretched,legs astride,at the edge of our pool,which was so close to a man made cliff edge.The wind would whip up the side of that 20 ft droop,and my hair would fly up.It was so exhilirating.I felt as though I could just take off and fly away..thats what I ALWAYS w wished for..That was 1988,am happy now,no need to fly away..Elisa oxoxo

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    lily was here | 14 May 2007 at 2:07 pm #

    yeah, i turn into a pumpkin after midnite too 🙂


    ps i look fw to Brien’s comments too, they make me giggle, meant in the nicest way

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    Larry | 14 May 2007 at 2:09 pm #

    Is that Marty’s echo unit on the floor there?

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    Anonymous | 14 May 2007 at 11:58 pm #

    hello god

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    Melquiades | 15 May 2007 at 1:01 am #

    pix #1: Fender Spacemaster in full repose. Nice calves!
    pix #2: D# F….Interstellar….
    pix #3: “I’ll have what he’s having.”
    pix #4: “shooting bullets from his eyes…white phosphorous bullets.”
    pix #5: “Nice rack”

    like the visuals SK

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    Jen Jewel Brown | 15 May 2007 at 12:14 pm #

    RSI a real drag. I have abated mine by moving the mouse to the left side and resting my forearm on a picture album , keeping the arm straight not bent in… My right hand only for typing. May be the laptop thingie tho. Sod the words. We’re spoiled rotten by you. just send pics! They’re great… Ask your fellow musos if they can star for a change, and Bondi – love that curve of beach,that curl of turquoise waves and the foam slapping and flying off the tops…

    Ah miss it Steven. Send pics!


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