posted on September 9, 2007 at 8:50 pm

now its over
all the stuff gets put away
pack up my unsold merch
say goodbye to the people
lastnite i catch up with bronny l.
who i used to go to school with at bullyneham high
i 1st met her in 1965
bronny was in our legendary debating team
she knew me as a mere boy
then a snakehipped teenage idol/idiot
now finally as a wise old silly fool
so nice to reminisce
bronny is now a prof in academia
oh bronny cant you get me a gig in them hallowed halls
the ivied towers of learning with certain weekly paycheck
last night i do ramble n provvy-dents with jamie h
he did a nice job considering we rehearsed for 5 minuets own-lee
then i play wolfe….
strangely as im up here hanging out with bronny
nk tells me that scarlet was in my room
going thru my drawers
then she comes out with a business card
whats that ?asks nk
bumper proffers her the card
bronwen l: lecturer in womens writing , uni of q
i mean
what were the chances of that happ-ning?
if not chance…
what does it signify?
i did a portrait of mr gee nunn
as his parting gift from qpf……he,
who is more dedicated to poetry
than most are dedicated to hot dinners
hes retiring as herr directeur this year
i wonder if theyll ever have back me now?
gee nunn you are a truly wonderful geezer
your g.friend jules is a legend with a great hare cut
rowan d, jovial lovely friend of the arts
jaqueline t from canada, gracious poetess
jamie n erin h, you guys rule the waives
imber n megan for being so nice n for being vegans 4 ever
wil-o who looks younger than hes got a right to
and exudes calm goodwill-o
all the poets n audiences
isolde who i met n who wrote those nice reviews
gen x , whos said she hears im still handsome(very kind)
the tech staff
the lady who made me a lentil patty at the cafe
tyrone n, rockstar in flesh n thought
special mention to raspberry speed
(yes it exists)
my new fave energy drink
nickfiction eat yer heart out cos raspberry speed
puts fucking hairs on yer chest
(not recommended for the ladies)
thanks to my mum n dad
for making me possible
and finally to god
without whom
i would not be the incredibly gifted n charismatic tee beeing
that you all worship
and would hide from the law in a second
thank you
the partys over
back to my loverly fambley
that enchanted childe with the real gone eyes
the starr with her strength n her talent
aurora the bunny-o who is my kindest daughter
elli who is sweet sixteen n a chip off the olde blokk
minna my number 1 n very tricky
nk who keeps me turned on
blessed with my six girls
the being fades into the airport
finds his seat
flies flies flies

fiendss everywhere
i love you


51 Responses to “the time being has already left the building”

  1. avatar
    eek | 9 September 2007 at 9:42 pm #

    What a sweet entry. Brought a smile to my face.

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    restaurant mark | 9 September 2007 at 10:10 pm #

    nice way to wrap it up…enjoy the time with your family…take care man


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    Anonymous | 9 September 2007 at 10:28 pm #

    lucky I couldnt make it!…”providence” would have made me cry!{again!}…and I havent heard “ramble”,and am definitely looking forward to hearing “wolf”..I’m sure you’ll tell us when we can find ourselves a copy Mr.SK @ the Atmosphere !…and …’s not that I’ve” heard” that you are still handsome…take my word for it…If there’s something that losing my eyesight has taught me,it’s to pick a handsome{through and through}being,from a seemingly endless onslaught of minstrels,wanderers,and wanna-be’s{and wallys} just shut up,and cop it SK!..YOU ARE HANDSOME!{and very talented,etc.}..anyway,have a lovely day with your family,and loverly wife…love to you,as always,gen xxxxx

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    timf | 9 September 2007 at 10:47 pm #

    always good to count yer blessings…makes me think of all i have to be thankful for…

    have a great day mr. kilbey!

    And all of the friends on here too!

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    Anonymous | 9 September 2007 at 10:51 pm #

    p.s. I do hope that “pain killer” does you the justice,and reaps the rewards,that you deserve!go get ’em Steve!…xxx gen

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    NickFiction | 9 September 2007 at 11:45 pm #

    I preferred the ” rockstar ” energy drinks, but after having been rushed 3 or 4 times to the emergency room for caffeine overdose , I had to stop ….. i’d love to try the raspberry speed…..

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    JONNY NOT YET SO HOLLYWOODISH | 10 September 2007 at 12:17 am #

    sounds/feels like you are coming to an end me esskay, what’s up with that???

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    JJ | 10 September 2007 at 12:51 am #

    Ramble and Providence….two of my faves; wish I could have been there, halfway around this fragile globe. I know you live around here somewhere….and she does. Let this wine take your memory, of everything before today….I wish it would. But it doesn’t, and so it is.

    Sounds like a bittersweet ending in Brisbane. Safe travels back to Bondi.

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    Anonymous | 10 September 2007 at 1:53 am #



  10. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 10 September 2007 at 2:03 am #

    I’m in cerebral paradise listening to “Beside Yourself”. Vocals and music cannot be more edifying and poignant than this. As the pro-Church critics say The Church are so great at immediately connecting with the subconcious until they ultimately resonate and assuage the consciousness with grandeur and majestic splendor. Sk became a luminous, enlightened mind of a higher order when he connected with the grand scheme of things in 1972. Lentils rule ! My bad spelling is proof that I’m not quoting anybody !

  11. avatar
    Thelonious | 10 September 2007 at 2:21 am #

    Hey SK, sounds like a great weekend. You have such an interesting life at least when compared to mine I suppose.

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 September 2007 at 3:52 am #

    You do often make time on this blog for thankfulness which I do find affecting. Despite the slings and arrows of fate you do indeed have the important things locked down, old chap!

    Important to remember as the sweet scent of the jasmine heralds the anniversary of your date of birth. I love this time of year as it is my birthday too, tomorrow in fact. Mine is one of those milestone birthdays that ends in an ‘0’ (I’m not turning 20 though, in case you were wondering…) and one does look back and recount not just the past year, but all the years that preceded it that your memory will allow you to muster.

    A vague melancholy arises…where did all that time go?

    I could spend the day in wistful contemplation of old photographs and compilation cassette tapes….although my brother-in-law has suggested I should look into getting some life insurance as a matter of urgency. Don’t ya love the gritty realists of this world…!

    Adieu for now,


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    isolde | 10 September 2007 at 4:08 am #

    happy birthday for the morrow b.bon

    funny you should mention academe sk i saw on the noticeboard that UQ are looking to fill their upcoming chair in Advanced Bloggetry Commentary & Parquetry Dynamics which is an honours program and have put forward your name Prof, it comes with a cosy study, fireplace and marshmallows for toasting, with a sign on the door saying “Blogwarts & All” you will fit in well there
    meet your colleagues here:
    i have been known to haunt those hallowed halls on occasion myself so you may get to meet me again you never know your luck

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 September 2007 at 4:14 am #

    we love you to and that aint no kitchen stick lentil slap
    why do we ?
    well thats up to you

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    Anonymous | 10 September 2007 at 4:23 am #

    I’m listenin to Deep in the Shallows side 2 at work and smiling…..

    this process of getting to know ya music’nart’nsoul is really something Mr K….I am aware while listening that every song, every note, is biencomerford or genx or suecee or b.bon or hellbound or …..every ttber’s favourite and they have years of experience and soul in them and thus are connected to my experience of ’em

    aaahhh ripple

    all ripples in the Killer tapestry

    you can write a pop song!



  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 September 2007 at 4:39 am #

    Love to you in return Steve. You have some genuine fans that will stay in my Church fan memory…Isolde, Rowan D. and Genx!! You’re too much fun, girl…I’m glad you were in realtime good company!!

    A very Happy Birthday B.Bon! with a 0 you must do something x-tra special.

    It seems to me Prof. K would be one interesting intstructor. He could probably guest lecture and be an artist in residence anytime he wants.

    Rasberry! How I love most berries, that one is my fave.


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    andmoreagain | 10 September 2007 at 4:56 am #

    Luv ya more. Ha ha. Innit that a Beatles tune? dunno. Hey the girl had some Church in her head yesterday (turned them all on to the Choich over the years, had one or two and they always thank me for it).

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 September 2007 at 5:24 am #

    Hi sk, happy vibes all around here today! Glad the festival finished on a high for you and the lucky fiendsss that were there…wow! 3 nights with sk, I’d be sky high too, that’s for sure.
    Enjoy catching-up with your fam.
    Love to you too,

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 September 2007 at 5:58 am #

    Miss Art !…xxx …loving raspberries comin’ right up..{woops,another waitressing flashback in my life..???}.yes,was lovely to be in real time company…and to anyone whom didnt already know…SK glows !.SK,yooo are a magical bean,fer shore!….xxx genx

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    Anonymous | 10 September 2007 at 6:08 am #

    Genx, You’re such a livewire! Is this how she is for real, Steve? If I expressed myself in writing it’s 🙂 like 🙂 this :))) I’m usually :)) and I don’t know I’m 🙂 oops, just one chin!!

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    Anonymous | 10 September 2007 at 6:52 am #

    Art…I am actually quite painfully shy.But in a comfort zone,or in front of an audience,or the solace of friends,{being 1 or 100 of em}I tend to entertain myself,as well as those around me…Am afraid,I have never really had the knack of polite just never was my thing..I’m glad you think I’m a livewire!..I think I may steal your descriptive,and say that …I can express,in my ‘art,what I find to be true,..but the mundane,blah,bleh, stuff just escapes if ya ever come to prepared for sore cheeks,and tummy{from laughing,not assault}..and let’s start at surreal,and work around in spirals from there?yes?! xxx love to you Miss Art!…gen x

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    Anonymous | 10 September 2007 at 7:10 am #

    OH!!!!…..bloody ‘ell!…I get it,now!My computer reads to me “colon,dash,right paren”…am slightly “El schtoopido”…der,gen!??….IT’S A SMILEY FACE!…love,xxx,gen x:-) am so very proud of me now that I’m in the 21st century somehow!{what a gal!} XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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    wil-o | 10 September 2007 at 8:47 am #

    thankxs kil-o,

    actually you are my younger-than-one-deserves-to-be role model, you seem to be un-aging.

    I think the best set you played was the four songs (two of lenny’s and two of yours) I got privately in the re-hear-sal. Although Providence got m misty (as always).

    Sorry I hadda shoot off but the young lady-friend was waiting for her luvvin. We’ll meet again in some menagerie in the future.

  24. avatar
    eek | 10 September 2007 at 8:51 am #

    In celebration of Steve’s birthday the SK Art site is having a sale — the only site-wide sale of the year. There is an excellent selection of work available.

    Here are the details:

    — Sale is on Steve’s birthday only — September 13th. If it is September 13th anywhere in the world, the sale is on.
    — 40% off all original paintings on the SK art site
    — 40% off all prints
    — 25% off all cards (a perfect time to pick up those Bah Humbug Christmas cards! )
    — 10% off any painting commissioned during the sale (first contact has to be made during the sale and the deal finalised within a reasonable time afterwards)
    — free shipping

    We are also now offering an extended payment (ie., layaway) plan (which will also be in effect for the sale) to buyers. Buyers will be able to spread payments over a three month period (one payment per month) for any original painting (commissions also), and may be able to arrange to extend payments an extra month or two for the largest size paintings or multiple purchases.

    The prices should be all changed on the site by the time the sale begins, but if anyone experiences any problems with the website or the sale prices, please email me

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 September 2007 at 8:59 am #

    so killer.does genx really look like that?

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 September 2007 at 9:13 am #

    anon.@…unless i mistakenly put a photo of my sister’s horse up on the thingy,I assure you it’s meeee!…xx love,gen{but my hair is back to it’s natural colour,which is a goldish{and i didnt miss out the f in that word}reddish pale copper blondish bitted bucket o curls}

  27. avatar
    Imber | 10 September 2007 at 9:13 am #

    Great seeing you,SK!
    Providence was a standout for me.
    Your voice is sounding better than ever!

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 September 2007 at 11:07 am #

    oh steve i love you too, doll…raspberry speed might be the go because i drink about a litre of caffeine a day and i don’t get wired…have a lovely day tomorrow, b.bon…i gotta birthday coming up next year that ends in a 0 and it’s a weeee bit more than 30…i’m actually looking foward to it because by god, i’ve made it this far and there were times that i thought i wouldn’t…
    jenx and kittykat and isolde and eekie and restaurant mark and all of the other regulars…love and good vibes to you, friends…
    love always
    -The Hellbound Heart

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    Anonymous | 10 September 2007 at 1:05 pm #

    H.Heart!…love to you too,gorgeous!{or as my lil one would say”goooooor-gis!”}..just fell asleep in front o the telly!!{mmm no surprise really}…think that means an early night for me!…and B.Bon…happy birthday !…nothing to fear…i think that getting older,is a good way to” excuse away” wisdom…love,gen xxx

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    lily was here | 10 September 2007 at 1:05 pm #

    Who needs Elvis. Thank u isolde! Graham, you haiku master, you rock, wish i could’ve been there. I had Unearthed for company on the road.

    Steve, you really have a handle on your songwriting. I saw your girls pics, still on the Daily Telegraph site – what a lovely sight! your girls running free on the beach with breezy kites, must’ve been a buzz to see while you were away.
    Get some Glen 20 for mike detox. Next time, ask Tyrone about “Eso beso”.

    Love you too and your unruly mob here, missed ya

    Sue C
    ps does raspberry speed help hiccups? 🙂

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    Anonymous | 10 September 2007 at 1:21 pm #

    fearful of non-relevance i write — missed a few weeks – looking back i read ‘soul trader’ – lovely mr k – no one does nostalgic longing (or at least thats what it makes me feel) like your good self

  32. avatar
    Faye | 10 September 2007 at 1:51 pm #

    …and THIS fiend..loves YOU right back! and it’s goodnight from me! xo

  33. avatar
    Jen Jewel Brown | 10 September 2007 at 2:25 pm #

    Have a great break with all the pixies, sprites and wood nymphs…
    xxxGod Ma

  34. avatar
    John Garratt | 10 September 2007 at 4:59 pm #

    No energy to make snarky comments. Feel like shit. Hope all the fiendss are having a better day than I am.

    John Garratt

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    kat | 10 September 2007 at 5:44 pm #

    hope u feel better jg, i don’t feel very good myself.. to all the b-day fiends, have happiness on your special day as my mom used to say ;] !

    wow sounds like it was quite an event, sk. wish we had something remotely close here but not much cool to report from this place.
    have good times with family. i’m all emotional & trying to get some semblance of a plan together. pretty vague i know.

    bye fiendss


  36. avatar
    davem | 10 September 2007 at 6:32 pm #

    What a great blog and such wonderful comments.
    Happy Monday!! Happy Birthday b bon ….counting down the days to yours SK. Wishing you a fab day on 13th oh worshipped one.
    Hope you have a better day tomorrow John G. We love your sarcy nature.
    Today it’s good to be a fiend. I’m off to follow Briens lead and stick Beside Yourself on the system.
    Where’s AndyL – you ok chap?
    Love you more, (which is a Buzzcocks track)and a statement of adoration for TTB….


  37. avatar
    davem | 10 September 2007 at 6:33 pm #

    Love to you too Kat. Just read your post.
    Hugs to you from blighty.

  38. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 10 September 2007 at 7:53 pm #

    Last night I took my sister, my brother in law and my niece out for my brother in law’s birthday. Expensive but they’re great people. It was then time to play music at home. I tried old time faves like Macca, Morrissey, Julian Cope, and Radiohead and nothing placated the emotional needs of my strained brain. Then I listened to “Beside Yourself”, “Forget Yourself”, “Uninvited Like The Clouds” and “Hologram of Baal” and I could only conclude again that no music has ever or will ever surpass this. I can’t even listen to Radiohead any more and I have all their CDs and 4 quality bootlegs. THe Church is gloriously supplanting all my longstanding favorite bands. It’s the most mesmerizing, mystical and majestic music out there.

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    kat | 10 September 2007 at 7:55 pm #

    thanks for the hugs!

    <3 back at ya, davem.

    and luv to everyone else.. (also, andy L? and i hope veleska is ok??)

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    eek | 10 September 2007 at 8:04 pm #

    I don’t know about AndyL, but veleska is without internet access right now. She should be back on by the middle or end of the week. 🙂

  41. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 September 2007 at 8:45 pm #

    Good splendid Morning Mr.Steven!…and all ye lovely fiends!…If I could take away all of the sadness and grief,just for oneday,at least,,I certainly would! I’m sure you folk would do as well,so…I think we could honestly and truly,,indulge ourselves in at least 23hrs and 59 minutes,and 59 seconds of the day,in reflection of these facts!…and ….we sure do love you too Steve! xxxoooback to my cup o tea in bed,and my dreaming,dreamy head….love to you,and peaceful thoughts,as always,gen xxxxx

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    Anonymous | 10 September 2007 at 8:48 pm #

    P.S. 🙂 {because I can,and …..I cant believe I didnt get it before}{so is “semi colon”a wink?} xxx ooo ,gen x

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    timf | 10 September 2007 at 10:17 pm #

    amen brien, amen!
    happy returns bbon!

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 September 2007 at 10:56 pm #

    ; = wink. *-) = wink, nose, smile!

    H. Heart, I hope things go your way in regards to your recent matters.


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    Anonymous | 10 September 2007 at 11:33 pm #

    Thank you,Miss Art! are an angel..It can be pretty damned confusing for me at times,and the concept of dragging another person,over to my house just to serve my personal and selfish needs of knowing what 😉 means{when i really need to 3 am in the morn},and then saying “thanks!thats all i needed ya for,you can go home now!” seems a bit wrong of me…Actually,thats kinda one of the pitfalls of being blind as a bat…feeling as though you are asking for help,{that im sure people love to give } know,I actually couldnt go to the sunday night gig because,in the Valley,{can be dicey sometimes},sunday night,a blind girl wandering,and lost,is not something id wish to be..and its very frustrating,coz,if i could see,id have been there with bells on!..i actually called an old barman from one of the restaurants that i ran,to escort me on sat night…i remembered that he was/is a big Church fan,and spent hours on the phone,trying to find someone who knew his recent ph.#..but still did feel guilty at the fact that i TRULY needed him to escort and guide me,more than i felt the need,in the past 12 years to actually ring him and see how hes going…he thought it was v cool to meet SK made his year !…any way m rambling….love you Miss Art! Miss Gen x

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    Anonymous | 11 September 2007 at 1:03 am #

    Love you also Miss Genx! It’s a great thing that you recently met Steve- my little ticker is soaring for you. I’ve only seen The Church twice…in Lausanne, Switzerland ’90 (I stood at his feet) and San Fran, i forgot the year- the time before last. ha.

    If there were anyway to bring back your sight…you’re doing outstanding through it all. I think you’re amazing…I’m glad you had a friend to go with you! Last time I saw The Church, I asked my boyfriend to go but he suddenly became very nervously ill- I still give him an obnoxious time about it!! So there I was without him…



  47. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 September 2007 at 2:13 am #

    Miss ART!….have a few clients today!2 down,one to go!..see ya soon-ish! xxxx Miss Gen x

  48. avatar
    MarkM | 11 September 2007 at 3:37 am #

    Wish I could have been there at the ol poetry reading – seeing you and my ol buddy Jamie H onstage together would have been a blast, I just played a run of shows with him which was great fun, he’s a wonderful storyteller with his song lyrics, and it was Jamie H who got me into The Church when I was a wee lad….nice to see lotsa love in the comments today….

  49. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 September 2007 at 4:33 am #

    Genxxx…I LOVE your blog!!! 🙂 😉 :-))!!!!!xxxooo!!! tell us more *juicy* details!!!…about yourself, of course!!! xxxoo!
    Who is this dodgy “Time Being” character who insists on competeing with you???
    Just keep right on being lovely, lovable you (xoxo) and maybe he’ll disappear!!!
    LOVE, as alwaysxoxo Anonymousxoxo

    p.s…can’t wait to hear from yoooooou!!! xoxoxxx

  50. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 September 2007 at 5:40 am #

    xxxooo xxx ooo xxx ooo xxx ooo….mmmmm….that was making music on my Puta @ the ricta scale! tickety tick,ti-tickety tick,and then the drum n brush started….;-) x

  51. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 September 2007 at 4:40 am #

    excellent,lovely one,perfect!…x

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