posted on May 6, 2007 at 2:48 am

nth bondi
sudden illumination
may 6

60 Responses to “the light pours outta me”

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    damien | 6 May 2007 at 2:52 am #

    As Gene Simmons would say, “You are a powerful and attractive man!”

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    eek | 6 May 2007 at 3:01 am #

    What a cool picture! 🙂

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    eek | 6 May 2007 at 3:20 am #

    I’m still waiting for a pic of you flouncing though…. 🙂

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    Anonymous | 6 May 2007 at 3:23 am #

    Oh my god!, sk in his kitchen, where he wrote these words 20 minutes ago, wow!! Is that the possie you write the blogs from??? (it’s the little things in life that make this girl happy!) Nice looking kitchen by the way, the dishes are piling up there though ha ha.
    Sk, I forgot to tell you how much I enjoyed your essay on rock, wish you wrote a bit more though. So many classic lines that could only come from your warped mind!! (I mean that in the nicest way btw). Only you could get away with calling that Rock God “jimbo”, his “mysterious” and “sexy” image goes out the window when you put it like that!!
    Keep those illuminating pics coming ok!
    Love you always,

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    Queen Hatshepsut | 6 May 2007 at 3:27 am #

    Wow – that’s some light there Steven! You look good – and um, slightly dazed. Funny, from what little I can see of your kitchen, that’s kind of how I imagined it. Don’t just sit there man, wash those dishes on the sink! 😉

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    syrinx | 6 May 2007 at 3:41 am #

    Thank you – I laughed aloud. With, like – noise and stuff. Very good!!

    Wash those dishes Mindfully, now. Or is *that* where it came from?


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    Anonymous | 6 May 2007 at 3:50 am #

    cant see em but,i reckon you could do the dishes greek style…….yeeeeeeehah!!!!!love gen xxxmake a collage huh? xxx

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    eek | 6 May 2007 at 3:53 am #

    Yikes! I must be a really bad woman because I thought “damn, that counter looks pretty good!” (good as in relatively tidy). Besides, if you wait until you have a whole pile of dishes to wash them it doesn’t waste as much water. Yeah. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

    (where’s an uhoh or shifty smilie when I need it?).

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    Anonymous | 6 May 2007 at 4:00 am #

    Heeey, nice kitchen. But wait a minute, what is that weed behind ya?


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    syrinx | 6 May 2007 at 4:06 am #

    Wait..wait..wait…hey what are you LISTENING to?

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    ~ | 6 May 2007 at 4:11 am #

    the light pours outa ya
    and a plant is growing out the top of your head luv!
    that must give customs something to really get their panties in a twist about
    sir, do you have anything to declare
    nevets, yes, I do declare the lot of you are
    agent, hey-that guy has a plant growing out the top of his head
    nevets, and golden calves
    agent, we don’t know about this…you may need to file for permits
    nevets, for me head and legs?
    agent, yes, we could be here awhile, the borg don’t like this organic sort of thing
    nevets, oh,well, how about a book? will that do?
    agent, as long as it doesn’t have any artwerk or anything silly as such
    and a charge may apply
    nevets, the body electric is super charged, but how is that any of yer
    agents, huh?


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    Anonymous | 6 May 2007 at 4:19 am #

    Great posts recently, powerful and personal.
    Thanx for being you, T.B.

    …and citing a Magazine song in your caption.


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    Anonymous | 6 May 2007 at 4:41 am #

    Beautifully reflective blogs the past few days…..Thank you…..”Human history is no more than an ongoing narration of this wondrous drama and you and I are not bit players. According to the wise ones, there are no bit players. Each of us is set upon a hero’s path, each of us is sent by the king to perform the particular task of struggling through countless illusions and compelling temptations to become as holy as is our birthright.” (It’s a Meaningful Life, Bo Lozoff)

    Mike in Canada

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    tristan | 6 May 2007 at 4:52 am #

    Act II Sc. III. Kitchen – Interior
    [SK sits at table – pondering]

    SK: Hey, God ! If you REALLY are real – why don’t you just send me a sign ???

    [Silence. Light gently pours through the kitchen window. SK doesn’t notice. A short time later SK is surfing an internet news page and he suddenly becomes ecstatic and animated]

    SK: Oh thank you God !! Oh thank you my sweet Lord !! You really ARE real…Paris Hilton is going to jail !!

    …End of Scene III

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    isolde | 6 May 2007 at 5:25 am #

    ha ha trist you old illuminati! you always were so …. er … theatrical remember the good old days when we used to sweep eachother off our arias?

    keep em coming sk

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    calling down baal and zeus | 6 May 2007 at 5:50 am #

    by Jove! i think he’s got it!

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    leanne | 6 May 2007 at 6:51 am #

    remember me?

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    public savant | 6 May 2007 at 6:53 am #

    But SK, I thought you had only daughters…

    Speaking of which, in the car my little Zoë nods like a marionette to The Good, the Bad & the Queen, in thrall to its throbbing Clash dna and restrained electronica. Have you? Would you?

    Damon Albarn goes a long way in this to prove he’s no prat. And the album certainly isn’t what the first coupla listens suggest.

    Chris M

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    fantasticandy | 6 May 2007 at 7:22 am #

    that face is the best advertisment for veganisim i’ve ever seen.
    pushin’ 53?
    only the olde white bearde gives it away!
    yer lookin’ fit ‘n’ well slim.

    andy L.

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    Krissythegroupie | 6 May 2007 at 7:29 am #


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    craig1.618 | 6 May 2007 at 7:50 am #

    now this is probably really silly and trivial (and maybe kinda creepy too)…….but down on the kitchen counter right now is an organic rice milk container and some coca-cola coffee mugs……an empty bottle of “the green genie” sits in the cabinet (the bottle was much too pretty to discard) and our bamboo plant that sits next to the kitchen window……..robin said bamboo prefers indirect light

    yeah, yeah i told you it was silly……..but indeed true……i’ll go take a picture if ya don’t believe me
    ……to unbalance the equation that is

    and one more thing……..the motherland’s queen was in our fair city today taking in the sport of kings………the cross-quarterhorse-ness of our dear festival beltane……….or something like that

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    Paul Scott-Fulker | 6 May 2007 at 8:04 am #

    Hi Steve, i watched too fast for you on you tube amongest others, 1981 it was, the church have retained a level of credibility unsustained by many, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Icicle works, REM to name a few that have.
    Rock on Steve Kilbey your a Superstar. You Lucky sod! :-]

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    leanne | 6 May 2007 at 8:10 am #

    Does Johnno still keep rats?

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    tristan | 6 May 2007 at 8:39 am #

    remember ?

    I remember Lothian and aphrodisiacs and broken swords and round tables and poison-drifting to the afterlife and jousting and jesting and exile and unconsummated marriages and night disguises and tree-tying and magic pillows and traitors and trysts and tristesse
    and looking into your eyes for the first time
    shepherds’ mournful pipes
    in the distance playing
    the song of my childhood but never
    the one I was waiting for
    …and so on.

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    Fando | 6 May 2007 at 8:45 am #

    Hmmm!!! Absinth!

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    davem | 6 May 2007 at 10:20 am #

    You’ve tidied the beard up a tad and you’re looking marvellous darling!
    Hope you’re enjoying a well deserved break.


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    Symon | 6 May 2007 at 10:39 am #

    aaaahhh…the ubiquitous nth bondi kitchen…..and window !!

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    Daberhasher | 6 May 2007 at 12:02 pm #

    ‘ello Steve…
    ‘ello Grant…
    fancy some tea?

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    snowfaller | 6 May 2007 at 12:42 pm #

    Now if that isn’t just about the coolest picture ever. The secret behind the genius’ inspiration…

    Thanks for brightening my morning. When thinking about all I need to do today the sight of the dishes I need to do nearly pushed me over the edge. Suddenly, it doesn’t really seem like that big of a deal.

    Oh yeah, Fruit Machine must be read today as well.

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    isolde | 6 May 2007 at 12:52 pm #

    … and so it goes
    in hilarite triste
    in tristitia hilare

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    matthew | 6 May 2007 at 1:10 pm #

    a sudden voltage in the night….?


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    Gareth,Notts | 6 May 2007 at 1:30 pm #

    sudden illumination/visit from Grant!!

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    tristan | 6 May 2007 at 1:43 pm #

    and on it flows…
    in tragedy, history.
    in history, tragedy.

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    Anonymous | 6 May 2007 at 1:44 pm #

    oh my aching head. absinthe in background. at least the btl’s not empty.


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    veleska1970 | 6 May 2007 at 1:52 pm #

    i laughed out loud when i saw this~~great shot!! your whole face is glowing.

    heh heh heh….your kitchen is just as cluttered as mine is. now i don’t feel so bad. 😉

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    Anonymous | 6 May 2007 at 2:33 pm #

    You’re looking better than ever. I always say that to you!

    Please google this woman artist- I think you’d like her artwork.



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    Brian | 6 May 2007 at 2:33 pm #

    So *that’s* what it looks like when you have a good idea! It’s nice to see you home again, and the pictures from the tour looked great too. Did you the sets taken in Holland by “Caroline”? They’re at – some very cool shots, methinks.

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    Anonymous | 6 May 2007 at 2:56 pm #

    i can’t believe you’re in your fifties! i’ve got freinds in their early 30’s who look older than you…

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    Steve's Plant | 6 May 2007 at 2:58 pm #

    Now I’m getting my OWN blogge – put this plant terrorist in the shade.

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    Andromeda7 | 6 May 2007 at 3:02 pm #

    Welcome home, SK. Thanks for the super travelogue.


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    kat | 6 May 2007 at 3:19 pm #

    and an illuminating pic it is, sk. my fave so far you’ve posted!


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    veleska1970 | 6 May 2007 at 3:19 pm #

    oh, yes, i did forget to mention~~i’m with everybody else on here. you DO NOT look like somebody who’s as old as you are. if i didn’t know you, my guess would be that you were about 43. and no, it isn’t the grey beard~~i’m 37 and my hair is just as silver as it can be and getting more so day by day….

    you are quite a handsome gent steve.

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    flyingbird | 6 May 2007 at 3:52 pm #

    Oh.. is it possible…?!!

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    Mark | 6 May 2007 at 5:12 pm #

    B’DUM, B’DUM, eh …ya handsome ‘cock, ya!

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    EARTHFRIEND | 6 May 2007 at 6:36 pm #

    you look tired me esskay, sorry bout that, but me dreams must go on and on and on and on and on…
    Jonny Moondog

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    marc bolan | 6 May 2007 at 8:43 pm #

    I’m still losing weight, guys!

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    catalina larranaga | 6 May 2007 at 9:10 pm #

    ain’t i the best vampire bitch you ever saw?

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    Anonymous | 6 May 2007 at 9:16 pm #

    Make that Absinthe behind ya last! Aaaah! Creamy Original Vitasoy!!! Yum!!

    Paul L
    Auckland, NZ

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    CSTCoach | 6 May 2007 at 9:35 pm #

    Great pic, druid. Lookin cool.

    “What? I have to cook for myself?? Again???” At least, that’s what I’d be sayin. 😉


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    Anonymous | 6 May 2007 at 9:38 pm #

    the plant ?…….its evolution baby!!!!! genx

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    alice | 6 May 2007 at 9:46 pm #

    time for a little light house keeping

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    Anonymous | 6 May 2007 at 9:49 pm #

    hey man,

    great pic!

    just got a chance to catch up
    just a wee message to tell ya the gig we got in utrecht was great
    i’m in mexico city now – 3 weeks for work miss wife & kids

    don’t wanna be there but i know i must….. i know da feelin’

    thx for da music+, man


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    JJ | 6 May 2007 at 10:02 pm #

    Kitchen = Aura? Looks like a halo.

    Is that a bottle of Absinthe behind you brought back from Eastern Europa?

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    mattdavison | 6 May 2007 at 10:17 pm #

    this ones building up…….

    Blinded by the light rapped up like D***sshh another roller in the night.

    – and he was blinded by the light..

    Do Doo, Da da…etc

    “the boss and the manfred mann earth band, Great great number…

    off to put em on, a little baker street,
    hmm then some Al Stewart “year of the cat”
    and I will finish
    with ‘Tusk by the mac & and mabee a bit a ELo. Y aHooo

    G I matt

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    relic | 6 May 2007 at 10:57 pm #

    Pretty clean and tidy for someone who’s batching !

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    Anonymous | 6 May 2007 at 11:37 pm #

    Dutch! Any comment on you know who’s absolutely ridiculous comment today please??

  57. avatar
    tim | 7 May 2007 at 12:40 am #

    you appear to be saying:

    ‘oh damn….87 new messages in my inbox?’

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    Anonymous | 7 May 2007 at 1:19 am #

    A picture paints a thousand words, no?


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    Brien Comerford | 7 May 2007 at 2:59 am #

    Is it Jim Morrison a young Leo Tolstoy or Steven Kilbey. Either way, your a much healthier looking vegan than I am. I’m blimping like our beloved Al Gore.

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    John Garratt | 7 May 2007 at 1:11 pm #

    That looks more like a hangover face to me.

    John Garratt

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