posted on May 20, 2008 at 10:11 pm

1 : KLK
ah mysterious academic philanthropist has been making the
church possible for 10 years now
thats right
no klk =no church
after putting up with our incredible malarkey
including me in the bad old days of the gear
he has financed or partly financed everything we do
for a long time
because he believed in our music
whats in it for him?
now hes just done another favour for me n nk
and we are deeply grateful…
next time you look at after everything or uninvited or whatever
imagine a bloke dipped his hand in his own pocket
to make those records possible and send all your blessings
in the direction of KLK who is literally our saviour
2 martin kennedy
been listening to winter dreams and fall
(2 separate records)
by all india radio
such lovely lovely records
so incredibly happy that ive done an album with him
mk just has that indefinable “it” when it comes to music
he has forged himself a completely individual sound
instantly recognizable as soon as it comes on
i ve been painting and listening
and falling deeper into these records
simple but poignant
kennedy is like rocks jm turner
painting in soothing fogs of sound
never abrasive or discordant
always subtle things percolating away somewhere in there
kennedy is a modern master of the ambient genre
taking the most simple elements
and blending them into gardens of lovely sound
i seriously rate this man as a composer
he is world class
youre gonna love kilbey n kennedy presents…

well folks
i ran outta time
tomorrow i’ll be back with more cool karacters
my generous subscribers…you are always in my heart
and i thank everyone who likes my blogge

26 Responses to “steve kilbeys cool people”

  1. avatar
    princey | 20 May 2008 at 10:54 pm #

    I’ve always wondered who KLK was.

    Any fiends out there interested, I saw a little snippet on YouTube at Polinski’s studio of Michael (from Toff In Town fame) playing drums for the upcoming MK/SK project…cool stuff, and there’s a tiny bit of sk’s voice singin’ a song, and close ups of all the equipment I can’t wait for this record sk!!
    Love Amanda

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    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 20 May 2008 at 10:59 pm #

    it’s getting way hot up here and over once again esskay, another summer in death valley, thanks for yet another painful summer without my arts to protect us…
    NevStar 31 Entertainment

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    captain mission | 20 May 2008 at 11:48 pm #

    well a very sincere thanks KLK for doing whatever it is you do to keep the music coming, i’d loose the will to live if i didn’t have a church cd to look forwards to.
    im glad your not KKK 🙂

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    ^jax | 21 May 2008 at 12:08 am #

    Thanks KLK and Space Junk and Karmic Hit and Cooking Vinyl and Liberation Music and Immersion and Heyday (< <>>)
    folks listen to L Mommo Cigge..its really, really REALLY goood!

  5. avatar
    knot | 21 May 2008 at 12:29 am #

    ‘painting in soothing fogs of sound’

    lovely, send some my way please
    all I hear is plastic

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    Brien Comerford | 21 May 2008 at 12:52 am #

    God bless you KLK. You are responsible for the actualization of “After Everything Now This” and “Uninvited Like The Clouds”-two of the greatest Cds ever released in the annals of paramount quality music.

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    veleska1970 | 21 May 2008 at 12:54 am #

    a special thanks and a bouquet of roses to KLK. bless you, my friend.

    “my generous subscribers…you are always in my heart”
    thank you. that’s nice to hear.

    “and i thank everyone who likes my blogge”
    and you’re most welcome, steve. we like your blog, but we LOVE you. 🙂

    lotza love…..

  8. avatar
    Paul Lightfoot | 21 May 2008 at 2:42 am #

    Thank God for KLK. A very clever man by the looks. Marketing / branding strategist et al. Thank you for believing in The Church.

    Paul Lightfoot
    Auckland NZ

  9. avatar
    Lian | 21 May 2008 at 4:27 am #

    Paul, I saw you in the DVD. I know I shouldn’t judge people by face value but I can see that you are just such a nice guy. your warmness is overflowing.

    And yes, thank god for KLK. If he’s reading this blog, I guess there must be a smile on his face, and he’ll say, “steve, you guys are worth for it.”

    I hereby sincerely thank Davem, Brien, Ross, Captain Mission, Cstcoach, eek and veleska(big hugs to you, sweet girls). Thank you. Thank you very much.

  10. avatar
    Lian | 21 May 2008 at 4:50 am #

    or, “are worth it” ? sorry for my very limited English.

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    matt davison | 21 May 2008 at 5:51 am #

    KLK You good man…..and All I can say is we all have to keep this thing going……. It’s gonna be remiss if I don’t say
    Without the Church I would be a much less enlightened human bean.

    I couldnt imagine a would without them.

    MD in Melb Aust

  12. avatar
    lily was here | 21 May 2008 at 8:30 am #

    I love that Boston kat too

    three Kisses for the 3 K’s

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    fantasticandy | 21 May 2008 at 9:49 am #

    your mysterious benefactor is a man after my own heart.
    you guys make truely beautiful music, and he has ensured it’s continuance.
    KLK….you are a real hero,
    your gift to the music world is unparalelled.
    andy L.

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    Hellbound Heart | 21 May 2008 at 10:23 am #

    klk…thanks for helping to make my life a better thing (dead set, no joke…) and thanks, steve, for appreciating the people that love what you do…
    …now goodam it get back to the grindstone boy and release some of this frigging music that you’re always going on about…
    love always…

  15. avatar
    new improved blue cheer | 21 May 2008 at 11:13 am #

    Great work KLK…we’re all beneficiaries of your generous nature..hopefully some of us here will strike fortune to match your contribution.

  16. avatar
    Jen Jewel Brown | 21 May 2008 at 1:58 pm #

    Is this really true, or another Kilbey obfuscation escalation? If KLK exists truly, all hail to thee o mighty benefactor – you sure have good taste.


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    CSTCoach | 21 May 2008 at 2:23 pm #

    wow – sending out great thanks to KLK, without whom so much would not have been possible. the ripples of your generosity spread outwards to everyone the church has ever influenced…

    looking fwd to the martin kennedy project. all is one is sublime.


  18. avatar
    John | 21 May 2008 at 3:00 pm #

    I’m so very behind.

    What does KLK stand for?

    Who is this person?

    Why don’t I have a beneficiary?

    Oh yeah, ‘cuz I can’t write a decent tune.

    Hello everyone!

    John Garratt

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    fantasticandy | 21 May 2008 at 3:20 pm #

    steve has metioned him before chaps…..
    perhaps almost a couple of years back?
    KLK’s real enough,
    but is the ‘mercator projector DVD?

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    tim | 21 May 2008 at 3:45 pm #

    all the best to everyone who supports kilbey and the church.

    there is no such thing as all comes with a price tag…

    sure is good to know there are people out there like KLK, only wish there was more of em..

    have a tantalizing day eveyone!



  21. avatar
    nysean2001 | 21 May 2008 at 5:59 pm #

    i’ve always hoped that u were a vintage genesis fan…so glad u r!…on box o birds 2, will there b your version of watcher o the skies?…pretty please!

  22. avatar
    davem | 21 May 2008 at 6:30 pm #

    Often seen kk or klk on your cd’s. No idea how I can convey how grateful I am. I wish I wasn’t a skint old loser and was able to do the same!!

  23. avatar
    eek | 21 May 2008 at 8:01 pm #

    I remember chatting with klk in Antenna a few times leading up to the FY tour. Always a treat to talk with him. I do remember thinking that you guys must have driven him crazy a few times though. 😉

    I have several All India Radio cds, but haven’t listened to them in a while. I’ll have to pull them back out and give them a spin. Going by the couple of Kilbey and Kennedy tracks he had up on the AIR site a while back I’m going to be delighted with the whole cd.

  24. avatar
    Paul Lightfoot | 21 May 2008 at 9:47 pm #

    Thanks Lian

    You’re a good judge of character :))

    Paul L

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    Paul Lightfoot | 21 May 2008 at 9:48 pm #


  26. avatar
    steve kilbey | 21 May 2008 at 10:23 pm #

    lightfoot is a diamond geezer
    he is a bit naughty tho’
    ladies…approach with caution

    andy..mercators for real…!

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