posted on July 23, 2009 at 8:21 pm

three times now
i have attempted to post a video
of the twillies in action
but no dice
i probably aint compressed the doo dah enough
or centralized the ding dong
reading instructions bores me
i have a kinda attention deficit disorder
and its always been easier to figger things out for myself
i’m a hard bloke to teach anything too
and i learn slowly
well i discovered i have one day less in sweden than i thought
i leave tomorrow instead of saturday…
i feel a bit cheated
losing that day
but the thought of “catching up” with my wife
is some compensation anyway
its been quite a while
spent the day in the country yesterday
swimming in the lake
walking at night with the girls
picking hallon (wild raspberries)
n smultron( wild strawberries)
sweden is lovely
its hard to leave in summer
but i must
new york will seem hellish
compared to the tranqulity of a near empty stockholm
and the absolute zen like calm of the country

52 Responses to “the twillies”

  1. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 23 July 2009 at 9:19 pm #

    Your swedish made me laugh, Steve – not because it was bad, but because it was great fun hearing an Australian guy speaking swedish.
    Very impressive. And I should know what with my ex-girlfriend being swedish.

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    Ellen | 23 July 2009 at 9:21 pm #

    Well, one thing's for sure, Steve, you know how to keep your "voyeurs" entertained.

    Relieved to see how calm you were during that "earthquake."

    Safe travels to New York. Even though you have one less day to enjoy lovely Sweden, you'll be back home one day earlier.

  3. avatar
    EDD | 23 July 2009 at 9:21 pm #

    Going back to New York? I thought your US tour was over. Glad to be shareing the same contienent at least. Have a good one!!!

  4. avatar
    John | 23 July 2009 at 9:36 pm #

    SK, I love your video 'diaries'. You are a natural in front of the camera my friend.


  5. avatar
    Renee | 23 July 2009 at 9:56 pm #

    Teenagers are a trip aren't they?

    What a great blog, I enjoyed seeing you with them

    I have a better time with my Niece now that she's a teenager,
    than I ever did when she was really little,
    when they're younger they're really cute and sweet (usually)
    but as they get older it can be challenging, scary, and rewarding also
    my Niece is starting to drive and going out with boys, guys, males, whatever, Ugh!
    I'm spending the weekend with my Niece and her friend, wish me luck!

    And safe travels to you too!!


  6. avatar
    ronbonham | 23 July 2009 at 10:00 pm #

    Ah, dood you are so blessed! 😉

  7. avatar
    Martin | 23 July 2009 at 10:05 pm #

    Skitbra svenska!
    Listening to the soundtrack for your paintings now … it's just brilliant.
    Sorry you had to leave early, good to see you though. Call me if there's time for a fika.

  8. avatar
    Thomas Irvin | 23 July 2009 at 10:25 pm #

    That was both charming and an interesting insight into your life outside of music. Thanks for sharing it.

  9. avatar
    Altres | 23 July 2009 at 10:28 pm #

    Wait a minute, I logged in here expecting a new live version of the Tricka Tricka Boom Boom Song and all I got was a couple of beautiful young Swedish women speaking about life and stuff with their father!


  10. avatar
    Peter Podcast | 23 July 2009 at 10:45 pm #

    Great to see you all.
    Please give the girls a hug from all of us and one to Andy as well.
    The Other Kilbeys

  11. avatar
    Peter Podcast | 23 July 2009 at 10:47 pm #

    Great to see you all in the Swedish summer.
    Wish we were there.
    Give a big hug to the girls and a firm handshake to Andy as well.
    The other Kilbeys

  12. avatar
    CSTCoach | 23 July 2009 at 10:48 pm #

    LMAO – that was great. Loved the wild kingdom bit in the intro, stalking the elusive swedish teenager in its own habitat.

    they seem like reel nice kids, sk. with cool accents. they'll break some hearts for sure. but english guys as the ideal?!? really??

    yeah, i think you were right. your swedish is about the same as my japanese (not sure if that's a compliment or resignation). i did catch that bit about the guys at the pool in bondi saying your swedish was great – guess i've been hanging out over there too much during the last 2 yrs. i'm becoming quite the cunning linguist.

    you're nailing the video blog format nicely. the first one opened well but was a bit rough after that. but this one was great from start to finnish.

  13. avatar
    matthew | 23 July 2009 at 10:55 pm #

    Ah that was very, very cute!

  14. avatar
    Cee | 23 July 2009 at 10:57 pm #

    The girls are delightful! That was very fun to watch.
    Fanx a million!

  15. avatar
    richie24u2 | 23 July 2009 at 10:59 pm #

    What wonderful beautiful creations the Twillies are SK! I am glad you got to spend some time with them and unwind after this brilliant tour. They are both treasures!

    Glad to know you'll be flying overhead tomorrow here in NY! Safe trip home…I know NK and the little ones will be glad you're home again.

    And btw, we are all LOVING your video blogs! You're a total natural in front of the camera and thanks for such a charming glance into your life, we appreciate it a great deal!

    Safe trip home Killer!

  16. avatar
    stealthblue | 23 July 2009 at 11:00 pm #

    Great to see you and the Twillies interact, Steve. They seem like really great, sweet girls. Glad you got to spend some time with them. I hope they appreciated it too.

    Now I know what must have pissed you off the other day…the "mysterious comment" some prick said about you and your loved ones. although it was a great rant, I felt bad for you that you had to deal with that…again. Good on you for telling that bastard [those bastard(s)?] off.

    Thank you for letting "us" in to your life a little bit. I don't care what you or anyone else says about you, you're a good bloke and I can tell you're a great dad. Keep it up. 🙂

    Well, sorry you had to fly off sooner than expected from Sweden. Hope you have a decent time in NYC for a day or whatever, and a very safe (hopefully relaxing?) trip back to Oz. I know it's a long trip, so hang in there. You'll be back in NK's arms very soon, and of course the embrace of the Doodles and little SK.

    Much love to you and your family…across the world.
    Cheers and happy trails,


  17. avatar
    Freddie | 23 July 2009 at 11:12 pm #

    What beautiful and charming young women!
    And y’all look like you’re having fun 🙂
    Hope you have a safe and better flight back to NY.

  18. avatar
    princey | 23 July 2009 at 11:22 pm #

    You were glowing with happiness with your gorgeous daughters sk, sweet!

    Have a safe trip back to oz and look forward to more, more, more of the life and times of sk:))
    love Amanda

  19. avatar
    michael | 23 July 2009 at 11:49 pm #


    safe travels to you as you make your way back home. That's a bit of a paradox considering you probably feel most at home in both Oz and Stockholm where all the lovely ladies in your life reside. Hopefully we here in the states made you feel at home as well. We most certainly love having you and can't wait for your return.

    Until the next tour my friend !

    -Michael (from Los Angeles)

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 July 2009 at 12:08 am #

    Hey Professor, you make beautiful children, what a lovely, delightful moment, two girls with their Pa just shooting the breeze, very lovely…should be proud of yourself young man…

  21. avatar
    Galamor the Wizard | 24 July 2009 at 12:50 am #

    That was great Steve. It was really lovely to see you with your guard down enjoying your kids. They are a credit to you.

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 July 2009 at 12:57 am #

    cute, guys…your standing as grumpy old wizard is in dire danger of crumbling….but cute nonetheless…

  23. avatar
    Thelonious | 24 July 2009 at 1:17 am #

    SK, BEST EVER!! Thank you so much for sharing that. The love of children, the best. These last few weeks blogs and especially this week are my favourites over all the years. How will you surprize us next? Live from Times Square?

  24. avatar
    Richard | 24 July 2009 at 1:23 am #

    kilbey does dad jokes!

    I feel so much better

  25. avatar
    Mary | 24 July 2009 at 1:26 am #

    i must have missed that idiot that said that about your girls, pimping them out, thats just so fucking sad, what an ass, whocares those people have no lives, your daughters seem so sweet and really cute, they really look, like you, i cant wait to see you and your wife chatting on here, and your three little ones too!!! keepem comming!!

    love ya

  26. avatar
    plumlady | 24 July 2009 at 1:36 am #

    Beautiful, beautiful twillies…whatever does that mean anyways….Any Elektra, what a fabulous name. You are very blessed to constantly be surrounded by such lovely women. And to be such a world traveler as well…awesome. I can hardly wait to see some Australian videos. This is becoming almost like a vacation.
    Thanks a million SK.

  27. avatar
    loolaabillions | 24 July 2009 at 2:11 am #

    so sweet

    your girls are
    quite exceptional
    you and their mother
    must be so proud

    maybe they will
    get to share
    an australian summer
    with you?

    and oh i was
    just noticing that
    their apartment walls
    could use some of
    your fabulous paintings….xx

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 July 2009 at 2:16 am #

    Brilliant Steve!

    Florian trout

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 July 2009 at 2:19 am #


    Great blog – u have lovely girls !

  30. avatar
    Chez | 24 July 2009 at 2:20 am #

    Hi…wait a second……larious!

  31. avatar
    JJ | 24 July 2009 at 2:31 am #

    Enjoying the videos and living vicariously in Sweden; sounds quite wonderful. And how is the Scandic cuisine?

    Survived the big 2009 layoff at corporate soul-sucking behemoth I work for, so back to the usual grousing – but cheque deposted in bank account monthly is soothing.

    I envy yer lifestyle, Magician, and hope you can keep Taxman at bay and not declare the pennies on your eyes upon return to Bondi. Safe travels to Hive City.


  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 July 2009 at 2:34 am #

    ah Steven, det var mycket söt!

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 July 2009 at 2:42 am #

    It's going to be hard to go back to no video if that is the case ;)…these are great along with a little write up. Keep 'em coming Steve! Safe travels to New York.

  34. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 24 July 2009 at 3:42 am #

    i would like to see Sweden one day if that's okay, so if it's daytime at nighttime when is it partytime, all the time??? seeing you with the twillies made my day and night, let them know how much you mean to me or even better yet let's show them!!!
    Jonny Hollywood

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 July 2009 at 5:35 am #

    Nice one, yr a lucky bloke.


  36. avatar
    pennybridge | 24 July 2009 at 6:24 am #

    That was just lovely!

    (Jag ska bidra med tusen kronor till din Pay Pal …)

  37. avatar
    David Mantripp | 24 July 2009 at 7:02 am #

    Very entertaining start to the day 🙂

    Thanks, and safe trip.


  38. avatar
    frostatmidnight | 24 July 2009 at 7:02 am #

    Your daughters are gorgeous and funny and you have every right to be proud of them. What fun you guys are having!


  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 July 2009 at 7:07 am #

    Kilbey, you might just be the thinking person's Peter Pan of intelligent rock!

  40. avatar
    ThrobbingVeganSausage | 24 July 2009 at 7:38 am #

    swedish sounds like german to me. I hear most everyone there speaks english.

  41. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 July 2009 at 8:11 am #

    im smiling

  42. avatar
    fantasticandy | 24 July 2009 at 9:17 am #

    that left me feeling all warm and fuzzy!

  43. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 24 July 2009 at 10:22 am #

    i get the vague impression that you're quite proud of your twillies….they're lovely….

    love always…..

  44. avatar
    Mary | 24 July 2009 at 1:26 pm #

    that swedish language you spoke sounded sexy coming from you, i think you should speak it again!!! lol i dont know or care if it was right or wrong but you sounded sexy nonetheless 🙂 love ya!!!


  45. avatar
    eek | 24 July 2009 at 1:32 pm #

    That was adorable! Nice to see more facets of you, and also to see some of the people around you.

  46. avatar
    John Garratt | 24 July 2009 at 1:56 pm #

    I fear the technology of video comments.

  47. avatar
    Larry | 24 July 2009 at 2:00 pm #

    I have no trouble at all following your Swedish (I read it much better than I understand it spoken), but what did Elli say after you said you were inte bästa i hela världen? Too fast for me to catch!

  48. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 July 2009 at 2:47 pm #

    You are truly blessed.

  49. avatar
    Hot Toddy | 24 July 2009 at 7:36 pm #

    Love the video blogs. Those will be great for the next tour. It will give us some real insight into a Church Tour. The Twillies are gourgeous. You're going to have to keep the men off them with a fly swatter in the years to come. I can't wait to see the other set of twins & NK on camera. Great seeing you & the boys in NYC. I've never seen you have so much fun playing live as this last tour. Hope you enjoyed the Bolan discs. Take Care, Hot Toddy

  50. avatar
    M E M | 25 July 2009 at 10:27 pm #

    dear arty & party,

    keep after that father of yours! now exactly what was he saying to us all in sveedish? think a tv reality series might be in order…call it… "the intellectual life" no? shine on…


  51. avatar
    Malika | 26 July 2009 at 1:39 pm #

    oh how *cute*, you're such a cool & lovely dad !! Thanks so much for sharing that bit of your private life with us :•) it's touching !

    All my love,


  52. avatar
    A.M. | 28 July 2009 at 2:20 pm #

    Wow. That was wonderful…sweet and wonderful. Such a blessed man you are. Thanks to Minna and Eli for participating. Very charming.

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