posted on January 14, 2006 at 11:10 pm

the day of rest
big ole jehovah
look down at goode yonder earthy
he knew this thing t’was goode
olde big J thinks to his fine self
im a fuckin genius
ive just created the whole world!
how could any one ever gimme a badde revue
you see folks
god was the original bohemian
creative handsome
with a big white beardy
hmmm that reminds me of someone….
i don’ know anyone like that
any way
jehover feeling pretty knackered after that
(that gets me thinkin’…
did he make it up as he went along
had a lotta planning gone into
this little universe…..?
we’ll probably never know….}
{bitto dye greshun for ya}
jay hover feeling very sleepy
you know how it is…..
and he, secure, in the knowledge
that hes done the PERFECT GIG EVER
closes his magnificent deep grey eyes
and rests
and remember
IT IS sunday morning
greet the dawning
everythings quiet
the earth sleeps in space
heaven divine slumber
whats this!!!???
a devious proto “straight”
has already entered
the sleeping sunday suburbs
among the push-bikes and pottery sheds
the quiet fountains and gazebos
in the heart of eden
and even in
a critic
an obsequesious worm
a presumptuous craven little devil
little lucyfur
nasty fellow
the father of all “straights”
{sk, yer demonizing em now, fer heavens sake}
no lil devil dont dig this great bohemian creation
he cant create himself
you all see that, dontcha
he was jus’ plane fucking jealous
he starts to carp on
bout this and that
so and so
such and such
what a little ratbagge
stupid devil
to get even with gods forests
he dreams up factories
for every bee , a fly
for every sea, a pit
for every cloud, a fume
for every bohemian, a “straight”
im sorry
to have to tell you all this today
the sabbath
{no pea brain rockah, not THAT sabbaff}
the balance is even
every action an opposite and equal reaction
unified field
no one here is gonna yield
magnetic strip
got me further in its grip
so love those “straights”
my people
they ARE necessary
the balance must be maintained
for every “straight” that comes over
to our side
one of “us” slips back
into barbarism and shadow
if you have any of these symptoms
please see a bohemian specialist
before its too late
whos side are you on?
1. desire to go down the pub and scoff sausages
drink bevvies
play darts an ‘ ‘ave a laff w/ the boize
2. a desire for power over fellow men
especially pertaining to wars, prisons, mines
slaves, the fucking rat race, papparazzi,
whalers, hunters, empty suits, and rude
3.a desire to write ye olde sk
a nasty comment
4. theres no 4 iran outta ideers
so there you go
if you have any of that
do not panic
it may just be a slight case of materialism
drop 2 mushrooms and read me in the morning
if yer answering yes yes yes
i want my power
i want my
i want my gold chain
i want my beere belly
i want my botox and my
gosip rags
i wanna be a cog in the great machine
give me the lexus
give me the plexus
give me the whole box and dice
youre saying that
just remember
just remember, you lapsed fiend
look at what happened
and is gonna happen
to yer grande progenitor
yeah you know who i mean
that stupid little devil
dont be elzy, bub
evil aint fun
we gotta get back to the gaarden
we gotta be nice to each other
have a luvly sundae
as always
at yer service
dj stevie k

39 Responses to “sundae mourning….ice cream for you”

  1. avatar
    Johnny.j | 15 January 2006 at 12:12 am #

    Finally, someone recognizes the dark power of librarians. I’ve encountered several so drunk with their dictatorial powers over card catalogs, reserves and restock bins that they seemed merely an armed division or two short of embarking on a campaign of World Domination.

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    don joe | 15 January 2006 at 12:49 am #

    well sundays a name, gives us an excuse to be lame as we lie around desecrating what is thought to be a holy piece of time. but some still move some still inspire like our poet friend here who never tires. hes up to give our day our daily blog for some of cant quite think like the way it was. is it too much chardonnay to much of that mind decay on a tab which left me plastered to a piece of time called 1994 and has failed to let me move to the more eloquent times written about back in 1984. truth speak i think twas it brushing away the annoying nits that weave their wispy ways through our societeal fabric of lies, pills and smoky sneakers at bus stops in eastern countries. the man got it right when he writes about the straight and their social plight they’re so stuck to the trap like those poor batteries that zion tries to restore to a knowingness that we have had before. if it comes to you dont let it slip by to disparage yourself means we all will die a little more; might seem like im in london and you’re in nepal; but we are all linked entertwined like space, as we all have a reaponsibility of evolving this here mud called the human race. i remember a blog about darwin being an oaf and yes it was a theory till the psychs gotta hold and started fryin n choppin up our brains now it comes in a pill; if that dont work then well snip chop fry leave u wonderin like ol nicholson in the cuckoos eye.
    well i thank ye poet for giving me my space to join or oppose what you give in good grace. farewell barewell and return in good mind till i look at ur bloogy if there is a next time.

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    paula | 15 January 2006 at 2:04 am #

    i saw you and the choysch in 1982 when i was eleven.i snuk in 2 felt a tremendous kinship w/yous since then.2 me u be the masters of the esoteric realm!shine on!you beautiful peace lovin ,non dualistic,fellow frequent fryers! if i sent u c.d of tunes w/out lyics,and it interested u ,would ya consider putting vocal down?

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2006 at 2:42 am #

    Mr. Kilbey:

    Yes, the fact that you seem to be “demonizing” the so-called “straights” now is a bit troubling. Frankly I find this whole obsessive discourse on “straights” vs. “bohemians” quite juvenile and offensive. Apparently everyone is a straight except for you, which is extremely arrogant and insulting, at least to me. Hypocritical, too: you paint yourself as open-minded yet condemn ordinary citizens who carry attache cases, shave, and go to work. It doesn’t sound as if you’re much of a humanitarian. Don’t you realize this is why there is so much hatred and wars in the world? That kind of thinking–us vs. them. If everyone were like you nothing would get fucking done. I can see it now: a whole world full of Steve Kilbeys, getting high and painting pictures, but otherwise doing nothing constructive. I think your sense of reality is hugely skewed. Furthermore, are you a “straight” if you do not use drugs? Because that’s what it sounds like you are saying. If this is the case, then I have no respect for you whatsoever. Here’s the thing–Drugs aren’t good for you! Marijuana isn’t harmless. Ecstasy kills. LSD is a russian roulette. I dabbled in substances in my early years but I GREW UP. They opened my mind up but I didn’t need to keep using them into my 50’s. It sounds like you are in some serious denial about a lot of things. I would suggest counseling, an inpatient drug program, and some clean and sober friends. The drugs n’ rock lifestyle is an insidious lie perpetrated by the devil. I agree with you there’s a lot of beauty around us and we should take the time to appreciate it. But appreciating it through clear eyes and not rose-coloured glasses is so much better. You need to get saved, Steve Kilbey. I am praying for you.

  5. avatar
    RONIN | 15 January 2006 at 2:55 am #

    Hey, who told Mr. Goody Two Shoes about sk’s blog?

    Hey, Mr. Goody, here is one Boho who doesn’t use drugs (except the kind that Big Pharma got me hooked on).

    If I want a lecture about drugs, I’ll go back to school. In the meantime, take a chill pill, dude…

  6. avatar
    eek | 15 January 2006 at 3:01 am #

    Ooooh! I think we have a first candidate for the all powerful DELETE button! And why am I not surprised it’s from yet another darling anonymous poster?

    Dear anonymous, you might have had your mind opened at one time, but it not only has closed again, but it’s also disappeared up your ass.

    Go for it Stevie! Delete the smug, self righteous twit!

    Oh and Stevie, I’m betting it was a “make it up as you go along kind of thing.” There are too many “what was he thinking?” things in this world for it to have been completely planned out. Besides, it was probably more fun that way. 🙂

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2006 at 3:20 am #

    Why delete anything? – can’t we handle other people’s opinions?

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2006 at 3:23 am #

    cripes, this is getting rediculous. A nasssty forum.
    I’m not reading these comments anymore, just the blogSKi.

    There is an option to hide all comments under the settings tab, sk.

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2006 at 3:53 am #

    it’s all good and it’s all free speech. let it stay!

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2006 at 5:08 am #

    SK is an adult and does not need protecting from different points of view – of course the reactions to what he writes will be varied – The reactions are just adult conversations over the internet.

    I actually think the idea of ‘straights’ is old hat – something that has been around for a long time. The use for me is also culture bound. I prefer to see the person – the individual – not to slot them into some hole. People are varied and they are interesting. My personal view is of building communities. Of course we do not like or agree with everyone we meet,read,hear or see.

    Also I own my thoughts – as does SK – as do the other people responding.

    As for being anonymous on the internet – I would not choose to give out my details – I see no point and the names used in repiles in the blog might as well be anonymous- would it be better if I made up one – hmmm let me think.

    This blog is interesting – I like reading SK – there is passion, anger, a damaged soul, wit and so much more. But who wants to respond in a controlled manner for fear of not sounding hip, agreeing or showing a little reaction. I would not like to read anything vicious – but a discussion – that is healthy.

    Rod Thomas

    non alias

    hmmm blogger name – KJSAJKHADS

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2006 at 5:28 am #

    i feelthe earth move under my feet… lv djmem

  12. avatar
    eek | 15 January 2006 at 6:30 am #

    Oh I’m not worried about Stevie. He’s quite capable of taking care of himself. But the delete button is fun. And he did say he knows how to use it. I was simply nominating my choice for it’s use.

    After all, I can (and do) have an opinion too, ya know. And I express it.

    And the people who count know exactly who I (eek) am. 😉

  13. avatar
    Julia | 15 January 2006 at 7:27 am #

    Hey, it’s my birthday tomorrow…and the GBT’s are doing a big, arty turn at the truly prestigious Festival of Sydney, telling “the story” of the GBT’s.

    Saw a giant poster for it last night and though I love them it made me MAD AS HELL!! Why isn’t it Steve & Marty telling the story of the band that wouldn’t die ? Yeah, preferably directed by me…LOL

    Why do the GBT’s somehow have more artistic credibility with the Festival set than The Church ? I suspect it’s because they never had a “hit” and were on the cover of the NME. Perhaps this makes them more Boho than the occasionally chart-topping Church.

    Never thought it was a case of Dionysus v Apollo, myself. Don’t we need both to make great art, or indeed, have a great life ?


  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2006 at 8:04 am #

    To the the guy, giving steve a hard time over drugs.
    a) Live your life your way
    b) Doctors as a profession have the highest use of drugs, you’d think they’d know (no)better and it’s not even part of their job description
    no see and;
    D)rugs are part of the job description for most rock and roller’s, writer’s etc and if say some and I’m not saying all, didn’t, we might not have seen some of the great art over the centuries. How else can you explain bad art, American Idol and the Fox network.
    It’s like saying Oh my god Kate Moss took coke, I’d never expected a super model to be so irresponsible, she’s a f#%cking super model, what else is she going to do.

    Anyway remember kids

    1 Don’t smoke ciggies their the worst, and yeah I still miss em.
    2 Eat well and try and stay away from those nasty fast food chains, they are truly evil.
    3 If your going to smoke mary jane and it freaks you out or makes you overly parnaoid don’t smoke it, you may have a mental dispoition, but then again who doesn’t.
    4 Coke and Speed, probably same risk of having a car crash in the wet, although always a risk of heart attack, no matter how young. Its an ego builder, so expect to feel small the next day. Not a good full time job
    5 E take only a quater or half first wait a while, if OK make sure you drink heaps of water.Its been approved(That’s pure E, not the street stuff) by the FDA for servere cases of post trumatic stress, but then again do you really trust the FDA. I hope people in the US know what’s in their milk(nasty).
    6 Careful about tripping make sure you can find your way home, once could be enough for some people to send em to the looney bin.
    7 Smack- only smoke never inject and if you decide, which I hope you don’t, to mess with this big boy (which seems like a pussy cat) wait 38 hours between doses or you’ll end up an addict. But then again most people do end up addicts when they try only once don’t they.
    Don’t poly use: eg 90% of OD’s happen to people who drink as well.
    8 Vailum, Xanax and sleeping pills etc and harder to kick then any of the above, can take years, just ask your mum.
    9 Booze, stay off the road.

    Oh and don’t trust those big nasty corporate drug companies. I always had this feeling that if Michael Hutchence wasn’t on prozac mixed with the coke, he’d still be alive today. Which was to blame? Funny how he managed to live on the other stuff for years, until prozac was introduced, who knows maybe just a coincedence. What ya reckon?
    My advice you’d be suprised to learn that you actually get more of an kick by taking less than more. Works that same way as food you enjoy a small quality meal more don’t you, than eating large amounts of crap.
    I can’t see anything wrong with staying fit, eating well and a few glasses of red and or a spliff.
    rather that than nothing.
    As most people OD on bordom which leads to organised religion and right wing power.

    And by the way when I said, If your not wasted the day is! It supose’d to be f#cking joke.

  15. avatar
    john fante | 15 January 2006 at 8:11 am #

    steve kilbey: the mainstream world should have never despised you for your ability to set a great polemic like madonna always did is huge. congratulations.

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2006 at 8:42 am #

    Yes you do have an opinion eek – good

    but what would happen if all work was edited

    would the book would only be half written?????

    free speech

    ps to the drugs adviser – interesting – but try working in the field with those who do not do so well – and have no support –

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2006 at 9:27 am #

    The “argument” that drugs are “part of the r&r lifestyle” is the biggest cop out. We all have choices. Nobody’s pointing a gun at your fucken head. I find it ironic that Mr. Bohemian has to brag about his drug use and then preach to the unconverted about how they should be living their lives. I think if you’re going to use then keep it to yourself. Nothing to be proud of in my opinion. I’ve heard of criticizing people FOR using drugs, but man this is a new one–criticizing them because they DON’T (??) Didja know Steve got busted in New York for trying to buy heroin on the street? Almost got his ass deported. that’s like the lowest, man. You know you got a problem when it goes down like that. Totally uncool. Defend your hero all you want you fucking sycophants, but I’m not sticking around for any more of this hate mongering lowest common denominator mentality by an extremely arrogant, weak, ego-maniacal shell of a person who is hiding behind a bag of drugs and must criticize the entire planet while people are suffering all around the world. The one thing you find out on a blog/diary is what kind of person someone is by their attitudes and beliefs. I no longer wish to know anything more personal about Mr. Kilbey so think I’ll just continue to appreciate the brilliant artist. This blog showed flashes (some very beautiful) of humanity but I cannot take the negative vibes any longer. By the way, I don’t consider any of this to be a “lecture,” it’s more a reaction to an offensive attitude that really deserves a reality check. I am no right wing Christian goody two shoes, just a normal “straight” life loving, hard working, human trying to make it through this world. I have no ill will towards SK contrary to all indications, and I’m still going to pray for him. Now I bid you all a fond adieu.

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2006 at 9:38 am #

    The guy who mentions Kate Moss etc has no idea of what he is talking about, no idea at all – must have learnt all about the music industry from watching Spinal Tap and thought it was a doco.

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2006 at 9:39 am #

    SK what will you find on your Blog today – some unhappy campers.

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    Anonymous | 15 January 2006 at 9:44 am #






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    Lawthere | 15 January 2006 at 9:59 am #

    Well, well, well. Steve had a bad writing day, hope his hair is still in its place though. The guy is a living contradiction monument. Pure conflict. I understand how this can be embarrassing for people who expect to find the truly brilliant artist in every ordinary word the tired man says. I’m sure he feels this pressure upon him more than anyone else. Still, people who are complaining here today do have a very recognisable point. It’s disturbing to see a guide-creator of beauty throwing some reductionist concepts around. At the same time the guy never claimed to be a professor of ethics and philosophy. Steve is toying with perceptions here, testing limits, setting some fire and complaining. Complaining of what he doesn’t understand. Complaining about a world that doesn’t understand him either. Pretty much what happens to everyone. Some are more dramatic, impassioned and sour than others. I believe the artist is more eloquent and well-experienced when is vague. An automatic venus. People can easily fill up the blanks with whatever they want. This is not the case when it comes to a fucking diary where one sometimes just wants to vomit and release the system.
    I 2 think that there is not much compassion in this “us vs. them” view. I 2 think that this can be seen as old English women humour. I 2 think that there is a lot of frenchasskissing here. I 2 think that people take it all too seriously somethemes. I 2 think that there will always be a facet that you’ll dislike even if it’s someone you hold in a higher level.
    More acceptance. This is a lesson for everybody including Mr. Kilbey. While we’re still learning we get it right, we get it wrong. Human nature.

  22. avatar
    esskayer | 15 January 2006 at 10:00 am #

    Little Stevie, so naive
    I can’t perceive what you believe
    You were once a “proto straight”

    It may not be Sweden or boxes of sweets
    You may not even have a #1 release
    In the drag of this blogger page

    Now I don’t want to bring up a delicate matter
    No I’d much rather bribe or flatter you
    Cause flattery is much easier

    But you punctured my tires
    crossed all my wires
    I find your anecdotes to inflame my fires
    And the mud’s slinging everywhere

    I sent you some collateral to write new prose
    It went to Karmic Hit and up your nose
    And that’s the end of this last lampoon…………………………………..

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2006 at 10:09 am #

    Actually, someone did point a gun to my head, it was Kate Moss last night.

  24. avatar
    Rob Thomas | 15 January 2006 at 10:11 am #

    What kind of wimpy ass hairy fairy love in is this anyway? You’re just pissed off cause my merch is better than your merch. I’ve got my own goddamn ringtones, you hippie beanbag. Eat shit.

  25. avatar
    Yadda | 15 January 2006 at 10:16 am #

    By the way, esskay, ya ever been on Rockwiz? Me and the Mister were watching it last night and thought you’d be great. What would your specialty category be?

  26. avatar
    Dosty | 15 January 2006 at 11:19 am #

    Those fangs are certainly glistening.

    Who wouldn’t want to hang out with the lotus eaters once in a while?

    I don’t mind a bit of caustic wit-all good artists should be able to display it when they choose to, just to put the philistines back in their place. And we all know (really) who the philistines are. And we all know what they deserve. And we all know what they watch and what they listen to and what they read. If you get it, you get it.

    Are there too many literalists out there?

    I bid you a fond adieu – s/he can’t be serious?

  27. avatar
    Laurie | 15 January 2006 at 11:55 am #

    Perhaps there was a grand plan until the Big Guy (I prefer that the creator is a woman) ran into the Department of Building Inspection where much time is wasted, patience be lost, paid vacations on our dime. The nerve.

    Oh Robby boy, could you give SK er some one ’round here a jingle to prove your authenticity? ‘Common, it’ll be fun! smirk.

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2006 at 12:05 pm #


    I think he s/he meant I bid all you fondue (as in that cheese maker thing from the 70s) probably wants us to bid on ebay.

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2006 at 12:58 pm #

    Never blog about the bible SK, we all know what happen to John.
    I realise the straights vs boho is just a joke but obviously some people have an irony deficitioncy.
    Actually I think the world would be a better place is more people had a laugh.
    As our civilization slowly shudders to a halt maybe the only thing to keep us sane.
    Which is the problem with organised religion, very few jokes!
    But God must have a sense of humour right……..
    I hope some of the above doesn’t put you off the blog experiment, it’s a self correcting system.

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2006 at 1:33 pm #

    yah, well, Steve’s tongue is really in his cheek with all this (mmm, I think) so I wouldn’t get too carried away.

    I see this ‘straights’ things as the ‘mainstream’, I guess. To me it doesn’t have to be related to drugs. I’m more attracted to the ‘bohemian’ outlook but coffee and moderate alcohol are my ‘drugs’. I just go for the alternatives to the mainstream in many things, like music, TV shows, radio, art and movies. I don’t dig many things that are dug by the ‘masses’.
    I guess bohemians COULD be seen as being more artistic/creative/open-minded/lateral thinkers, but now I think I’m blowing it out my ass.
    It’s getting late…

  31. avatar
    Zimparumpazoo | 15 January 2006 at 5:51 pm #

    And what if anonymous’s prayers are actually answered? What if SK is saved?

    I can just see it now, a new gospel album by the Church, distributed in those Christian paraphernalia stores in the mall. SK infomercials, complete with the catch-phrase, “I used to be part of The Church, until I joined The REAL Church.” He’d have to shave his beard so as to avoid the obvious comparisons between SK and JC. But if he’s good enough, some Southern senator could get him honorary American citizenship and a speaking engagement at the next Republican National Convention.

  32. avatar
    eek | 15 January 2006 at 9:10 pm #

    Well this is embarrassing. Turned into a major bitch-fest and SK bashing. Sorry for my part in it — I’ll be good (…well, I’ll try anyway).

    Anyway, I like you. Warts and all. 🙂

  33. avatar
    Handyman | 15 January 2006 at 10:11 pm #

    wow…many take such a personal and defensive response over a guy’s personal diary. Jesus. SK never claimed to be the savoiur of the world (contrary to the JC resemblence), nor did he claim to be your role model. Sk is who he is, you be who you are. Take it all for what its worth and enjoy the randomness of it all, it is what it is. It’s certainly not the Gospel According to Steven John Kilbey. Lighten up.

    Steve, keep it the uncensored thought process and free writing. Its interesting and entertaining. Really it’s quite fascinating.



  34. avatar
    Handyman | 15 January 2006 at 10:12 pm #

    im part straight and part bohemian really

    does that make me a bait or a strohemian?


  35. avatar
    captainmission | 15 January 2006 at 11:09 pm #

    Jeez people need to lighten up a bit, have a tequila, smoke a spliff, listen to UMMAGUMMA very loud (iive side) smell the flowers, catch wave, meditate on your hate, it’s a freaking blog not the final call.
    I couldn’t bear living a worls where humour is so politically correct there’s a tax on laughing and it sounds as if that’s where some people wanna take us, not me baby, I ‘ll be laughing in your faces all two of em.
    Keep posting Steve, I love ya.

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2006 at 11:49 pm #

    To the ananalmous poster who shall never return.
    If you pray for people you also shouldnt judge.
    And don’t tell me you’ve never dissapointed anyone …
    Come on I bet you do ALL the time.
    Here’s some friendly advice … Pray — don’t spray

    Dutch Pierre

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 January 2006 at 3:39 am #

    I’m willing to wager that the anonymous angry person was a ex groupie with no tits

  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 January 2006 at 10:08 am #

    ^^ that’s really intelligent

  39. avatar
    sue c | 16 January 2006 at 1:00 pm #

    Captain – you mean ‘light’ up 🙂

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