posted on February 7, 2010 at 8:44 am

there you can see something ive been doing
the cover for my boxset
its a painting of me back in the daze of whine and poses
surrounded by eyes
the eyes of the stars
the eyes of the beasts
the eyes of the worms
the eyes of the night (approx 1000)
i’m gonna call my boxset
monsters n mirages
isnt that what my songs are about after all
after all that now everything
everything after all is what my songs are about
everything you couldnt find
i have provided in my songs
all your lives you wished for these songs
you asked to see the monsters so i sang them to you
you wanted soothing so be soothed by all this
you became the audience and split into many many people
i soldiered on but i kept ambushing my self
finally a single smack stopped me dead in my tracks
i paint the astral body electric
i am at the union of cosmic and deep earth
my wretched body will return unto the dirt as ash
my souled out soul will turn into a million songs
i choose to return as music
i choose to return as colour
i am the prints charming
i am the evergreen silentest song
i see the target and nothing but the target
i slap on a bit of paint
i dunno what im doing do you?

29 Responses to “steve the painter”

  1. avatar
    linjo | 7 February 2010 at 9:44 am #

    Monsters and Mirages, yeah I like that Steve. Seems we can facilitate our own monsters and for some take a lifetime to discern a mirage.
    Is that a painting of David Cassidy! xxx

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    princey | 7 February 2010 at 9:49 am #

    Wow, it's beautiful, I wanna buy it!!

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    eek | 7 February 2010 at 9:56 am #

    I like it!

    "i'm gonna call my boxset
    monsters n mirages"

    Cool title! Cool artwork, great songs, and liner notes — I'm going to like this!

    "i dunno what im doing do you?"

    Of course not! Where's the fun in knowing what you're doing? 😉

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    Anonymous | 7 February 2010 at 10:33 am #

    all this rain, songs seem to be sprouting up everywhere, like fungus, damp and dank, melodies, counterpoint, 'shrooms, eat 'em up, worms in the mulch=chorus. Distortion/glitch/loops/autoharp/sub bass, ivy driping down the wall, puddles of reverb, mud/tape, dub dub dub, king tubby in his mouldy ark,wall of sound/sound of the damp wall, song growing under the vine, just near the mossy rocks, thunder, drip drip drip

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    Anonymous | 7 February 2010 at 10:35 am #

    oh, and no, I don't know what I'm doing, just faking it, just keeping my head above water, running away from who knows what, but happy nun the less

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    Sunset Angel Wheeping | 7 February 2010 at 11:52 am #

    Working hard like a little beaver, can't wait to hear the bass parts, the recording mastery, the clever story line on and off stage, so happy, nice painting, my daddy drives a Lincoln.

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    robertmadore | 7 February 2010 at 12:40 pm #

    Nice painting. Something well said without words. An essence captured.

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    Richard | 7 February 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    never really have
    but I like it

  9. avatar
    Freddie | 7 February 2010 at 2:09 pm #

    Nope, not really sure either but I know that I like it.

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    matthew | 7 February 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    Painting looks fantastic, Steve! And funny about the night and the fairly reliable quantity of eyes – I've often imagined a cover of that song, still yet to be realized.

  11. avatar
    bc | 7 February 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    masterful creation…

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    veleska1970 | 7 February 2010 at 4:29 pm #

    can't wait until it comes out. "monsters & mirages"~~i like it!! great cover artwork, too. just when i think you're at your zenith, you just keep climbing higher.

    onward, steve. 🙂

    lotza love….

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    Ady | 7 February 2010 at 5:10 pm #

    You've captured yourself artfully there, such a beautiful man…..
    It's great that we'll get a miniature portrait with the music & musings.
    The rain keeps on pouring down here in the rainforest, much more of this & we'll be flooded in again! (the trade- off for living in paradise I guess, along with black-outs & roads that chew up & spit out cars)
    Started drawing again & enrolled in yoga classes this week, thanks for the inspiration SK

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    cazziem | 7 February 2010 at 5:27 pm #

    Read the first two lines and…. yeah, I’m hooked AGAIN! Now where do I get my hand on this gem??? You already know how much I love you night has a 1000 eye, so I need to have this too. Don’t know who or what dealt you that ‘single smack’, but it must have been just what you needed, cos the result speaks for itself!
    I have been enjoying Painkiller (yet again) whilst tootling about the last couple of days, and you know what? It gets better every time! MORE!!!!!!!!!!! Erm, I mean, please sir can we have some more?

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    Steven Krut | 7 February 2010 at 6:06 pm #

    I like that painting. And you look really good and healthy, Steve. About not knowing what you're doing … that's a good thing. If you did know, then it would be coming from thought and calculation, not someplace deeper.

  16. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 7 February 2010 at 6:29 pm #

    Many fans need Dabble."Blessed One", "Keeper" and "Time To Say Goodbye" are highlights.

  17. avatar
    tt | 7 February 2010 at 7:10 pm #

    I'm excited. I can't get my hands on your box set soon enough!

  18. avatar
    Winston | 7 February 2010 at 7:39 pm #

    Sounds a bit like what the God Emperor of Dune might have been thinking and feeling as he died and his "pearls of consciousness" returned into to the sand.

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    Anonymous | 7 February 2010 at 8:37 pm #

    Very cool painting there. Will make a great cover to box set. Can you leak some of the demos/bonus trax for us? Hoping "A Means to an End" and "Rocking Horse" are on there, a couple of my favorites up on YouTube.

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    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 7 February 2010 at 10:05 pm #

    I agree with Brien. Although I would add Selfish Portrait to the list of highlights.

    Narcosis + More is essential, too.
    Double Exposure is addictive.

  21. avatar
    W Street | 7 February 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    Now THAT'S a box set cover. That's a masterpiece.

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 February 2010 at 10:51 pm #

    monsters and mirages?
    Nice, but it reminds me of… T.S. Eliot?


  23. avatar
    LF | 7 February 2010 at 11:19 pm #

    Your post today put me in mind of one of my favorite manuscripts:

    I think you would like it–perhaps some inspiration for future monsters and mirages (miracles?)

  24. avatar
    melissa | 8 February 2010 at 1:38 am #

    love it, beautiful painting too 😀


  25. avatar
    the dean | 8 February 2010 at 2:21 am #

    For those who already have all your recordings, what's in it for us? Sell me, Kilbey, sell me.

  26. avatar
    Warpedjohn | 8 February 2010 at 3:22 am #

    Brien C and Thomas,

    I've been waiting for somebody to single out Dabble for a mention so I could relate the following story.
    I was in a suburb Sydney I rarely go to , quite a distance from the inner city where this occurrence would not be so unusual.
    I had just missed a train and had quite a wait till the next. Attached to the undergound station was a shopping arcade which contained a 2nd hand CD shop. I wandered in not expecting to find anything of interest in such surroundings. In amongst all the flotsam and jetsam , right at the front of the K section was Dabble. For $12.00 ( about US$10.00 )
    After securing the purchase I couldn't contain my glee. I said to the woman behind the counter " This is a rare CD by SK from the Chrunch ."
    She tried to feign some interest/ excitement for a split second but merely looked meaningfully at the clock as it was closing time.

  27. avatar
    m.p.k | 10 February 2010 at 4:58 pm #

    Cool painting, captures some of the magic.

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 February 2010 at 3:05 am #

    Man, at first glance, I thought it's a portrait of Martin Wilson-Piper.

    So far, I only got Unearthed on vinyl. Probably a goodtime to collect them all.

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    PK | 7 March 2010 at 10:59 am #

    I think it's time for a Church live boxset – how 'bout a 3 disc set – I've been seeing you guys live since 1982.

    The Kilbey boxset will nicely replace my vinyl red eye records albums, can't wait to get it.

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