posted on July 3, 2010 at 12:28 pm

fuck i’m a ‘andsome bastard
and guess what
i been clean for one month
yes thats right
sober as a (stephen) judge
unintoxicated by anything
just swimming just doing yoga just creating more stuff for you
for your pleasure for your delight
oh its almost unbearable to be me right now
seeing things so clearly
i’m gonna take this to its logical conclusion
no more blurred crusades for this knight
i got words pouring outta my pores
and my paws
i got offers pouring in my inbox
steve can you do this
steve can you do that
i got a hilarious musical i’m gonna be in
i’m gonna send myself up n i’m gonna enjoy it
i can sit back and have a laugh at myself
its better than crying
i’m a survivor
the luck of the devil
im deaf and blind but boy can i sing n play bass
i’m pushing 60 baby …what a hoot…
i guess i’ll never grow up now
well you know i worked hard for this
2 hours of yoga a day
being a vegan
not watching telly
hardly ever n now never drinking poisonous booze
no cigarettes or cheezy pizzas
no sitting around like a couch potato
screaming at a tv screen with the “boys”
its a high n lonely destiny (ha ha!)
i’m a workaholic
i walk the talk
i got some good friends now
and i appreciate them
i can sing i can dance i can knockout a haiku
i appreciate fine literature
i meditate again
i wanna reconcile it all before i die
i in love with jesus christ
i in love with krsna
i in love with cs lewis
i in love with dylan n lennon
i in love with iliad n odyssey
i carry the torch
my next few records will blow yer socks off
i got experience oozing out my ears
is that why i’m so deaf
i got no time for arguing the toss
i miss my dad… fuck he was a great guy
i get on well with my brother rusty
i’m glad we’re good mates now
i need his love and support
my children are my joy
my business is a pleasure
and pleasure is definitely my business
you can well imagine
you will have to imagine
even though i am chased
i am from now on chaste
thats right
to pursue my dream
i am sacrificing everything
no nothing for me
i need all my energy for the work
the rakes progress
redirecting desire into concrete abstractions
i contain huge contradictions
i am obsessed with myself
its easy and its cheap
i dont need anyone else
i have my deep mind to fall into and drown in
ha ha ha
dont you love it
and out of all this vainglorious hubris
i got some seriously decent music coming atcha
i got my kilbey mega site
theres gonna be loads of stuff
new unheard works
films from the past
i’m gonna open up my scrapbooks my scrapheaps
i’m gonna open up my chest cavity
n lay my still beating heart on the line
i’m gonna give you insights outsights and oversights
my past lives
my past loves
my foibles my peccadillos my shoo sighs
all the kilbey you can handel coz i know some of you fiendss are hooked
i dont blame you
theres a lot of shallow rubbish out there
n not too many renaissance blokes like moi
so the time being . com coming real soon hopefully mid july
you can get it free
or you can pay n arm n a legge and get premium kilbey
if you recently subscribed here we’ll accommodate ya too
its gonna be a comprehensive one stop shop for all yer kilbey needs
i’ll take the money and abscond to lemuria
where i’ll live in a decaying palace waited on by flying monkeys
we’re planning on having loads of special stuff for ya
yeah i know you cannot wait…too bad…you have to…
bring on the bile my detractors
youre impotent hillrods and boors
no one gives a flying fuck what you whingers write
i rule
old king coal
in the winter of disco tent
a real panther …growl !
a gentleman , ma’am yes i am
a beggar outside the door of love
i’m only here for this moment
you can trust me to be straight with ya
but can you be straight with me?
i’m gonna give you the goods with both barrels
the kinda thing you need as an antidote to all the jim jims
the sad ugly little clowns trying to bring this world down
i cant stop em but i’ll give y a few good CDs to listen to
as we all go under
a few laffs
a few fucking tears
a few mistakes fuck i made few
i been ‘onest with ya
i aint no saint even though i look like one
my grey blue eyes see deep inside
my voice in yer headphones: i sing you your life
i’m not for everyone…i’m too good for just anyone
my music heals and it feels
i’m onto something here
stick around and watch this space
i’m reaping the reward of 55 years
a grand master flashed
i ruin you for all the others
i cold i clear i so very very near
i gone daddy gone
thats it
i feel better now
wow blowing your horn is hard work
im tired after all that immodesty and arrogance
i gotta go
bye bye

58 Responses to “the poet assassinated”

  1. avatar
    Freddie | 3 July 2010 at 2:02 pm #

    Wow, the title had me worried but sounds just the opposite! An entire month, clean!! And you’re talking like a man who has just awaken from a long sleep! This is great and I can't wait to see what you have coming down the line.



  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 July 2010 at 2:13 pm #

    So the Vodka was about you?. I got so sick on vodka. I still avoid oj it makes me sick without any vodka in it. Did the tour bring on the drink? I do not recall you mentioning it prior. Either way great news for you, cant wait for the Further Adventures of The Time Being. Look forward to the new site and new releaes. I leave for vacation on the 10th of July, I hope i can get an internet signal. I dont want to miss the new site or the daily updates. Will there be an invitation?

    Is a U.S. fall tour still on the cards? you seem very busy lately.

    Jason (jmb066)

  3. avatar
    DavidP | 3 July 2010 at 2:20 pm #

    May King Kilbey conquer the quest of the clear crusade and know true peace and happiness!

  4. avatar
    Brian | 3 July 2010 at 2:38 pm #

    Put me down as "hooked".

  5. avatar
    Jason Haas | 3 July 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    *mad applause!

  6. avatar
    bc | 3 July 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    wow, no more puffin' either, eh? well done man! clean but never "straight"!

    make way for sk!

  7. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 3 July 2010 at 3:39 pm #

    Really looking forward to the new website.
    I'm glad your making the most of this resurgence in your popularity.

  8. avatar
    cazziem | 3 July 2010 at 3:52 pm #

    Well this one was completely brilliant SK. Poet assassinated? No way! You are a phoenix sire, and destined to continually rise from the ashes, and as King Coal marches tirelessly on his CLEAR crusade, rest assured that his band of merry men (and women of course) will be right behind him.

    But you don’t need to be a beggar outside the door of love. Hell no, it’s just that the bell’s bust, so use the knocker and you’ll be welcomed by a world full of love for you!

  9. avatar
    veleska1970 | 3 July 2010 at 4:02 pm #

    congrats on being sober for one month!! and you sound so chuffed. 🙂

  10. avatar
    davem | 3 July 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    Exciting times.
    I'm very impressed about your clean month. You deserve rich rewards for the magic you deliver to us.

  11. avatar
    Steven Krut | 3 July 2010 at 6:20 pm #

    You're the real deal, Steve. I don't admit just anyone into my pantheon of heroes. Can't wait for your upcoming projects!

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 July 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    Yayyy! Way to go, Steve!

  13. avatar
    jaime r... | 3 July 2010 at 7:36 pm #

    Oh yeah SK !!..
    weave your spells and cast your web..
    work the mojo and the saxophone.. keeping it clean and lean and mean.. Very inspirational.. the stakes are high in this day n age.. Ur Music heals..

  14. avatar
    evilren | 3 July 2010 at 7:56 pm #

    As we all go under…great. The biggest problem
    we have in the world is lack of self love, every cruelty
    comes from not understanding our worth, I know a
    and prefer not to be self-loathing. We have become
    so conditioned as a society, that people are really not even aware of the fact. It is hard when there are detractors, but you have to stick to your guns. What
    you have to realize is yes, you will be hated, but it's
    all right because that is the balance of all things and
    when you know that you're right. So buck up, head
    up and be true to yourself.


  15. avatar
    meh | 3 July 2010 at 7:59 pm #

    many congrats on the sobriety path. all my best to ya!

    and, yeah, think i will watch this space – ain't nothing wrong with a little hubris if it brings some joy and interest along through the door

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 July 2010 at 7:59 pm #

    Killer, this is great news. glad the veil has lifted and now you can clearly produce your art.

  17. avatar
    Ellen | 3 July 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    You're one in a zillion, Steve. Good for you! Looking forward to the ttb website. Yes indeed!

  18. avatar
    eek | 3 July 2010 at 8:11 pm #

    good for you Steve.

  19. avatar
    Rik Rehab | 3 July 2010 at 8:47 pm #

    Good on you Steve! It's great to be straight! I'm 3 years 8 months clean & serene and I've never been so happy, so creative, so…alive! Can't wait to hear your next reckid!

    Rik Rehab

  20. avatar
    RA | 3 July 2010 at 9:24 pm #

    Whilst I am having a small Gin and Tonic whilst I write… I have to commend the life without booze. I rarely drink these days. Often go a month or two without and never miss it. Never drink at gigs these days. it takes the edge off the experience.
    Bring on the music SK.. we love ya
    Peace and love,

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 July 2010 at 9:36 pm #

    that's weird I've been drunk for the last six months and I have touched an angels wing so many times i've lost count

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 July 2010 at 10:06 pm #

    Bring it on. man!

  23. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 3 July 2010 at 11:46 pm #

    I admire and revere (no drugs, alcohol) people. Conversely, for some people weed and and a few drinks are medicinal. Your exercise and vegan diet are great for rejecting this world that is rife with wars, slaughterhouses, homicides and human stupidity and rampant violence.

  24. avatar
    fantasticandy | 3 July 2010 at 11:59 pm #

    and i'm sitting here just thinking of packing it all in….
    no-one cares enough to listen or put their hand in their pocket, so,
    what's the feckin' point?
    really totally broke due to following my muse!
    ah well…to hell with it all.
    at least your'e doing ok steve,
    and, by god you deserve to.
    bests to all,
    andy L.

  25. avatar
    Donna | 4 July 2010 at 1:41 am #

    I am so impressed! I have always admired your music and your looks, but now I admire YOU as well…it takes a lot of hard work to change and drop all the self-defeating habits. Honestly, I'm inspired. Keep it up! And, I admit, I like the "immodesty and arrogance"!! Such a rock star! 😉

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 July 2010 at 1:49 am #

    GIANT kudos on your accomplishment!!! Especially the smokin'. I quit booze about 5 yrs. ago – Only miss it occasionally, but if I do decide to say, have a glass of wine – the pain afterwards is so not worth it. Now maybe you can give us some tips on giving up the cigs. I must. I must, but I am having a severe time losing that bad habit. Glad to see you inspired. It will be up and down, but as long as you keep focusing on the up, you shall reign. Congrats again, and can't wait to see new site.

  27. avatar
    steve kilbey | 4 July 2010 at 2:05 am #

    andy l
    dont give up man
    the failed is a great record
    i only got it a few days ago
    dont give up
    you cant give up

  28. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 4 July 2010 at 2:33 am #

    Andy – please don't give up now. From what I've heard so far, The Failed sounds very good. Keep promoting it any which way you can.

    Why isn't the cd available on Amazon?

  29. avatar
    LF | 4 July 2010 at 3:26 am #

    SK, you are the most charming of narcissists–besides myself, of course.

  30. avatar
    princey | 4 July 2010 at 3:29 am #

    I loved this blog, it's put a happy smile on my face! Nothing wrong with blowing your own trumpet once in a while sk, and good on ya for giving up the "stuff" that was starting to turn you into a nutter.
    Love from your #1

  31. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 4 July 2010 at 3:41 am #

    i said it before and i'll say it again… diggidy dog!!

    love always….

  32. avatar
    matt davison | 4 July 2010 at 3:48 am #

    Well done Killer!! 🙂 Touch and go there for a sec eh!!

    Matty D

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 July 2010 at 5:01 am #

    Hey Steve- I am really proud of you. I know that can sound condescending but I truly do not mean it that way. I mean that I am really and truly glad that you have taken on a difficult thing and are working at it and are beating it. As if I don't already have enough things to love about you…That is really a good one.

    And FANTASTICANDY– please don't give up. I know I am "Anonymous" but I am a real person and I enjoy what a cool guy you are. I follow SK's blog every day and love to read the comments. You are such a sweet, cool guy and it would seriously upset me (all of us I'm sure) if you were not a part of this world. You Are One of the Good Ones. You Are.

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 July 2010 at 5:05 am #

    I'm working on crashing your mega site DOWN, You are a wounder of ????????????????

  35. avatar
    fantasticandy | 4 July 2010 at 8:32 am #

    i trust you,
    your'e right,
    i must continue,
    i do have faith in my own abilities,
    it is the most important work i have ever done in my life.
    i heed your words mangy panther!
    i think i was at a very low ebb last night….
    we all stumble sometimes.

    thomas, it's on CDbaby and heyday mailorder, and anyday now on amazon download and itunes.
    anyhow, that's enough of that!
    this 'aint my blog after all…
    sorry kilbs…..

    'n thanks again!

  36. avatar
    Georgia | 4 July 2010 at 9:17 am #

    Self indulgence kept Odysseus from going home…
    looks like you have overcome more than the lotus eaters…..

  37. avatar
    redgrevillea | 4 July 2010 at 10:23 am #

    ooh i love anyone who loves bobby boy and Lennon – all ya need is love baby, luv ya!! 🙂

  38. avatar
    Richard | 4 July 2010 at 10:23 am #

    no longer abusing

    no longer disabusing

  39. avatar
    DavidP | 4 July 2010 at 11:05 am #

    Old lyrics coming true?

    "I can't change any of you but I can change myself".

    "a prisoner by my own device, a mountain in my way, gonna have to alter my address…"

    "till the day comes when you realise, otherwise you never care"

    "The more that you want it, the more that you need it
    The less that it does
    Run out it's rough, too much is enough
    And that's what it was"

    There's probably more examples.

    So much better to actually live a prayer.

    A wise one once said:
    "Do what you feel is best. If you put your heart in it, always acting in a state of alertness, you will gain a great experience"

    All the very best with it Steve.

  40. avatar
    Shaman Ron | 4 July 2010 at 12:42 pm #


    I have been clean of all drugs for many a moon now. I only touch certain things when in ritual (but oddly have no reoccurring desire out side of that).

    Liquor is the hard one for most and me as well.

    I find inspiration in your words and commitment! Your posts of late have caused me to readdress my addictions to drinking. I am gonna start the same path as you have begun.

    Thank You for lighting a fire under me!

    Enjoy the Season!

    Shaman Ron

  41. avatar
    steve kilbey | 4 July 2010 at 1:49 pm #

    shaman ron
    a man of your palpable power can stop drinking!
    you got chi in spades
    you can beat booze
    btw i have never had a problem with alcohol…everything else but not alcohol
    the recent post about vodka was not about me
    marijuana was my addiction
    i just stopped
    one month n one day ago
    alcohol has never had its hooks in me
    i drank occasionally
    i drank on tour to warm up for stage
    but i never drank much
    now ive stopped everything even coffee
    also cheers to david p
    a good man
    will you be at pool tomorrow
    its now 16 degrees

  42. avatar
    Broken Toys and Heros | 4 July 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    Congrats !!!!! Way to go SK !!!!

    Cant wait for the to launch !!

    Have a great sober day and to everyone in my country( and those of u who care enough) HAPPY 4TH OF JULY !!!

    We are independent, yet- so co-dependent !!



  43. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 4 July 2010 at 4:20 pm #

    My Nephew loves the Dudes From Neptune. He reveres Hawkwind too. Andy surely knows that the masses are very slow to grasp quality music. In the past decade only Radiohead has been able to resonate.

  44. avatar
    persephone2u | 4 July 2010 at 4:25 pm #

    I am seriously impressed that you've given everything up totally, even coffee. This is brilliant news as it means you'll be healthy and sticking around for a long time. You're the last person in the world that needs drugs anyway – your imagination is already vast and you've got no problem creating art of any kind as everything is inside you already. Way to go!!

  45. avatar
    Andrea | 4 July 2010 at 4:42 pm #

    I am so happy for you. It is great to hear you're doing well. I admire you.

  46. avatar
    LF | 4 July 2010 at 5:43 pm #

    Whoooaa . . . no coffee? Now THAT's some hard core abstinence.

  47. avatar
    Steven Krut | 4 July 2010 at 5:43 pm #

    No coffee? OK, now you're flirting with insanity. 🙂

  48. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 July 2010 at 7:15 pm #

    but you still love your wife, don't you?


  49. avatar
    Shaman Ron | 4 July 2010 at 11:07 pm #

    Steve (Phoebus Apollo),

    Bacchus battles against me daily, but Pan will overcome!

    Thank you for the kind words.

    I will send energy from the forgotten, Οπλή Θεός Πάυ to you as he blesses in the form of simplistic acknowledgment of being and surroundings to the find the greater internal being.

    Cheers my friend,
    Shaman Ron

  50. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 July 2010 at 1:40 am #

    Hi Steve,

    Brilliant post, sounds like true enlightenment!

    This blog reminded me of something MWP said in an interview over 20 years ago when he did an acoustic version of 'Spark' on SBS (? i think that's right)…it has stuck with me ever since. I can't remember exactly word for word but he was explaining about how the main character in 'Candide' (by Vaultaire) eventually realised after he'd experienced being both extremely rich and also desperately poor in his life, that he was only ever truly happy when he was hard at work or working…there was probably more to it than that but the memory fades here…anyway, i guess this blog of yours (and many others i might add), comes across to me with a similiar feel…you are flat out busy (which is fantastic!) and couldn't be more happy and contented – at least that's what i'm pickin' up from what you're puttin' down… 🙂

    Feel free to correct me if i'm wrong re: 'Candide' as the memory is a bit hazy…although, you being the renaissance man, most likely will have your own take on this piece of work (if so, it'd be great to hear!)…

    A couple of stand out lines from your post that i liked, made me laugh, and made me think…

    "It's almost unbearable to be me right now" – Haha! 🙂
    "I ruin you for all the others" – absolutely in a musical sense!
    "I wanna reconcile it all before i die" – mmm…die, not something i really want to think about when it comes to The Time Being.
    "I miss my Dad…fuck he was a great guy!" – i share your hurt.
    "My business is a pleasure" & "I need all my energy for the work" – truly inspiring!

    Steve, it's great to hear all this from you – as you say, it fills a need.


    Jon from Geelong

  51. avatar
    DavidP | 5 July 2010 at 2:18 am #

    no pool for me, it was cold n rainy n I slept in! will try to tomorrow Kilbo.
    might have to sit in the sauna to warm up first before hitting the icy waters…brrrrr indeed!

  52. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 July 2010 at 4:08 am #

    Hey Isolde,

    You figure out where you are yet?

    You'll be approaching the Go-Between Bridge soon-ish I'd say.


  53. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 July 2010 at 10:25 am #

    This line describes perfectly how I feel about your music…

    "i sing you your life"

  54. avatar
    Richard | 5 July 2010 at 10:46 am #

    …if only so many things weren't already called the church!

  55. avatar
    Mary | 5 July 2010 at 6:31 pm #

    Im soo incredibly proud or you SK, I known it can be hard cause im still a smoker of both cig and weed, They tell me I have to quit because of my MS, but im so weak, I dont know how or where or when to begin, but you have will power like ive never seen, I know that but you talking about this helps me as well, my hands are getting weaker and weaker everyday, and its because im stressed and I smoke too much, how do you deal with that you know? any advice anyone has please share 🙂 love you steve and im so proud of you!!!


  56. avatar
    plumlady | 5 July 2010 at 8:47 pm #

    I'm proud of you Steve, and very interested in how the new sounds will be without the influence of weed. I have never experienced any addictions, other than weeding and shopping; but I do enjoy some good weed once in awhile when visiting a beatiful place. (Recently in Colorado on a day they legalized it in a little town there….wow, what an interesting day). But I've seen too many people have it cause too many problems; doing yoga seems like a much better choice!

  57. avatar
    Melquiades | 6 July 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    your immodesty is your most humble attribute.
    great to see your busting with energy and taking a break.
    Cheers, Brian

  58. avatar
    Lesley | 8 July 2010 at 1:42 am #

    Steve, you are truly crazy sane like me and I love you. I always have. Lesley

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