posted on February 18, 2013 at 4:32 pm
boom sha la la lo

boom sha la la lo


mystery guest artist may or may not arrive tomorrow

lets hope so

i’m all set to go 1 2 3

have  done a rehearsal for musical reprising in melbourne in march

during the festival of suburbia

am almost finished doing a re-mix of a kil/ken song called “i find”

my first ever re-mix…not as easy as i first thought

you got all the bits n pieces n you can assemble any way you like

so much choice

no responsibility at all

just do whatever you like

you think itd be easy wouldnt you

it is i guess if you just do the usual old thing…

meanwhile my concert with george ellis n orchestra is set for 21 sept.

i will also be doing something with george n ork at canberra gig 11 march

the church will be there too

(cue strains of the last time )

the idyllist should be with you soon

i apologise for the delays

i am very happy with the response so far..believe me…

so next up is the extraordinary “you are everything”

when you hear it you will know what i mean

unlike the hodgepodge nature of idyllism

you are everything is a deep hard blast of seriously “heavy” music

nothing jolly or breezy here

you will  find intensity brilliance darkness and light

from the beginning to the end holding you rapt

it is not anything like what went before with albums one or two

here we emerge as equal masters of our domains

martins music and what he has achieved here is stunning ….

no one saw this coming certainly not me these huge epic songs

epic in their solitary quiet spirituality or their orchestrated grandeur

more low/bowie/eno influence that german sound and feeling

have my words ever been better? my voice more smooth and sometimes more chilling?

the melodies the arrangements the intent

you are everything

in a new league of its own

probably one of the best 3 records i ever worked on

i dont say it lightly!

elegant elegiac modern classic strange

turbulent disturbed and yet so fucking lovely

yeah i know i can blow my own horn

but just wait till you hear this

an album of pop songs yes and much much more than that

an album that charts the struggle of the soul

an album of fragility regret and repentance

an album of top class numbers every single on of em

so thats coming

april i believe with show in melbourne too

and …


i’ll keep you all informed as it all starts to pan out




80 Responses to “time gentlemen time”

  1. avatar
    sharon daniel | 18 February 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    Always busy!! Enjoying the idyllist (love One Thing Before I Go). All set for Canberra, not missing Melbourne for anything & diarising Sept 21. All of this with more to come, seriously dont know how you do it. Take care 🙂

  2. avatar
    Rodge | 18 February 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    Mixing is always like someone handing you the controls to the Enterprise and saying ” Ok man Lets go! Where you want to go?”. It’s really cool you’re doing it though! The Idyllist Awesome! Martin is just plain great and I had a feeling more great stuff was on the way ! Cannot wait. And Steve yes you do toot your own horn sometimes but hey uh…your horn is usually right and a bit laid back so toot away bro! Can’t wait for more Of You and …uh Say lou Lou 🙂

  3. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 18 February 2013 at 6:40 pm #

    Very looking forward to ‘You are everything’. While I think of it, I wanted to buy ‘After everything now this’ from futura but I couldn’t, so will have to look somewhere else, am still catching up… read your short story last night from ‘A song for the road’. A good read, actually an effortless read, quite compelling which is funny since some snippets are describing things like stuffing pillows into air conditioning vents. You make it good reading – and some intriguing ambiguity of course! Well, I wish you with all you have lined up. Funny, a few references to brass lately and I was reading in ‘No certainty attached’ I think that you aren’t or weren’t keen on brass. Not even pan pipes? I think I read you criticise the overuse of them at some stage, too! Still may it pan out well. Haha was just thinking about a friend’s post who mentioned your ‘I love you’ on the Idyllist poster. I commented ‘he loves us’ and now thinking maybe you should have called ‘You are everything’ ‘We are everything’ although it probably amounts to something very similar 🙂

    • avatar
      Kohl Ette | 18 February 2013 at 6:43 pm #

      Sorry. Re the brass. You don’t mind smokey bluesy brass but not fan fare – but that was then…

  4. avatar
    Boriah | 18 February 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    Interview in the works. And where´s my poster, mister?

  5. avatar
    Boriah | 18 February 2013 at 9:14 pm #

    Your attention, please
    Now turn off the light.
    Your infection, please
    I havent got all night.

    Understand, do you understand?
    Understaaaaaand, I´m a gentleman, I´M A GENTLEMAN!!!!

  6. avatar
    Fitzy | 18 February 2013 at 9:16 pm #


  7. avatar
    andy | 18 February 2013 at 9:28 pm #

    got my cd through the post this morning….
    case smashed to bits,poster looking like it’s been scrunched-up and thrown in the fuckin’ bin.
    read yer blog,only to learn the world ends on march 11th.
    yeah…what a great day this is.

    • avatar
      Admin | 19 February 2013 at 5:59 am #

      i cant believe your cd got smashed
      does it still play?

      • avatar
        andy | 19 February 2013 at 10:01 am #

        awww,the cd was ok guvnor,only the case was busted!
        great cover art ‘n layout,sam’s a clever girl for sure…
        had to do some travel today and had it on full tilt in the jalopy.
        i must say you did a fine job with that logic malarkey,i don’t think you used it the way it’s makers intended, well done for being so perverse with it!
        the entire album has a lovely warm analogue ‘hand crafted’ feel to it.
        and despite not having any of your ‘best’ individual songs on it, it IS your best album, because taken as a whole it seems to be a map of your heart and mind….your spirit and being actually appear to be encapsulated within this work.
        no mean feat…something rarely heard…something exceptional….
        and for that, you get five big sparkly stars.

        but you’ll get nowt for breaking-up my fav band…..
        don’t do it!

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 February 2013 at 12:34 am #

    I’d love for you to remix Wolf – yes, it’s a killer as it is (and the best Televison song Television never wrote), but dude there’s some murk going on in that there mix! Let some light, air and space in and you’d have an all-time classic right there. I know, I know, my opinion means shit & I’m an impertinent fucker for suggesting it when no bugger’s asked me, but this is just for fun, nothin more.

    If I could remix any music though, I’d have at Bowie’s Man Who Sold The World, Ziggy, Aladdin Sane and Hammersmith Odeon 1973 albums – Ronson needs to be way higher in those mixes! I got the chance to ask Woody Woodmansey about this a few years back and he agreed! Woody talks like a cartoon Yorkshire farmer and he’s a full-on looney Scientologist but he said the monitor mixes of all that stuff were fantastic but “Dave mixed the guts out of em”!

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 February 2013 at 3:50 am #

    11th March – church – ‘the last time’?
    Ok, so be it.
    Cut it loose, Steve – future’s wide open with possibilities for you.
    Not sure how the others will fare without the haven to go back to, but I’m damn sure you’ll be fine.

    • avatar
      Admin | 19 February 2013 at 5:57 am #

      yeah me too!

    • avatar
      quietpleasethankyou | 20 February 2013 at 1:18 am #

      I can’t believe I’m typing this.
      A new front man, bassist?
      It would never, never, never, never, never, ever, be the same, but better than nothing…
      I guess?

      Please Steve, keep IT together, for the sake of the congregation!!!!!!!!!!!

      Anyway, continued peace, and may thy will be done.

  10. avatar
    Nick Peters | 19 February 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    Just saw Greg Dulli posted a pic of you on Facebook. So amazing that you two are possibly going to work on something together.

  11. avatar
    Steven Krut | 19 February 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    I really like the idea of KK going in a more spiritual direction. I can already sense the power and beauty of this album making its presence felt in the ether. You and Martin are such a perfect match musically. I believe as you say that You Are Everything is going to be amazing.

    Is 3/11 really the final stop for the church? I sure hope not. Yeah, you could probably do well on your own, but… the church is such a classic entity – a group of musicians born to make music together. Something like that is rare and precious. A respite… yeah, maybe for the best. I don’t know. But please promise me you’ll keep your heart and mind open to making more magic with those guys down the road. I love it so much!

    • avatar
      quietpleasethankyou | 21 February 2013 at 12:17 am #

      Well said!

  12. avatar
    hellbound heart | 19 February 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    Damn you’re betta than santa claus!!
    love always……

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 February 2013 at 4:48 am #

    Please disregard last comment.
    Already inserted keyboard in mouth!
    Did not know anything about reason for split, and was finally able to discover why.
    Thought Steve was looking to focus more on other opportunities.

    Keep rockin’ Steve!

    Good luck to the Church going forward if it is possible!!

  14. avatar
    quietpleasethankyou | 20 February 2013 at 4:49 am #

    Please disregard last comment.
    Already inserted keyboard in mouth!
    Did not know anything about reason for split, and was finally able to discover why.
    Thought Steve was looking to focus more on other opportunities.

    Keep rockin’ Steve!

    Good luck to the Church going forward if it is possible!!

  15. avatar
    hippy | 20 February 2013 at 9:16 am #

    Is there a scrunched poster n smashed cd special on right now? For the right price, I may have to go for it. 😉

  16. avatar
    Alex | 20 February 2013 at 9:43 am #

    Hey Steve,

    This is Alex, BrokenToysAndHeros (Daz’s) son. I have been a big fan of your music for so many years, as I’m sure my Dad has told ya over the years here on TTB. I love this post, it was awesome, as are all of your poems/blogposts.

    I have a quick question: I am a DJ and I am entered in a contest to play a huge dance/electronic festival here in Chicago at Soldier’s Field called Spring Awakening Festival (in June) and I need votes to win the grand prize or even the other 4 runner-up prizes to play one of the main stages on one of the days of the big festival. Can you please vote for me on my page (as well as anyone/everyone else on here who are TTB followers and whatnot?) It would mean the world, and any support would help tremendously. The link to vote is at:

    And once you vote, make sure to check your email to validate the vote by confirming the vote’s approval. Thank you so much for this opportunity, and as a big fan of your music/artwork and poetry, I really appreciate this more than you know. I’m just trying to make it big with a hobby of mine, and it’d be an honor to play at one of the biggest stages in Chicago. Thank you for the music over the years, and I love you guys dearly. Hope to see you guys here in the States real soon.

    Thank You,

  17. avatar
    Steven Krut | 20 February 2013 at 12:31 pm #

    I guess I just have to accept that all things must pass. I mean, what can I as a mere fan on another continent do to prevent the breakup of the church? It’s not like I could somehow hypnotize you and implant the desire to make another church album. Pffft! Such a silly idea. And yet… There are… Certain skills. Certain powers. That I possess. A subtlety of language. A resilience of will. A spirit. Of soft imposition. Soft as the breeze. Seducing the leaves. Soft as the water. Coursing off the eaves. A river. Gentle and serene. Sunlight. Sparkling and pristine. You may begin to notice. A rhythm to my speech. Words as vessels. Words that beseech. A sublimation of message. Perhaps. Church. From out of the deep. Images that arise. Like dreams from your sleep. Album. Such soothing images. Trickle though your mind. Such embracing sensations. A pleasure that you find. Make. Yes, it’s silly. As I circle to the start. Such a silly idea. To lay shrouded siege upon your heart. Yet you may find. Like a thought grasped within the hand. An impulse. A desire. To call up the band.

  18. avatar
    tragatz | 20 February 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    what are the other 2 of the top 3 records you have worked on?

    Can’t wait for it to make it here to Minnesota. And you too – come play for us again someday.


  19. avatar
    warpedjohn | 22 February 2013 at 6:32 am #

    “boom sha la la lo ”
    I guess I am the only one here old enough to remember that this was the title / chorus of a rather catchy little folk/ pop ditty by Australian hippy singer – songwriter Hans Poulsen in 1970. It was all over the radio and even tv at the time.

    Its on youtube I see.

  20. Kraig
    Kraig | 22 February 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    Steve just downloaded The Idyllist and all I can say is…Phenomenal Zing! Thanks for making my 21st Century Teen Years Better Than Best, here’s to a Phenomenal 2013! Happy Teen to The 21st Century and Cheers to All You Idyllist’s!

  21. avatar
    ZORRO1015 | 23 February 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    If anybody is an idyllist, it’s me F#@in’ Zorro. And now I have a soundtrack for my escapades. Thanks SK!

  22. avatar
    Heather Daydream | 24 February 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    Another thing for your to do list.
    Steve I would like to commission a painting of Amitabha the red Buddha for moi with permission to donate a print to the Virupa Retreat Centre, where I participated in sleeping meditation yesterday.

    No hurry.

    Hans Poulsen – is he John (trop fest) Poulsen’s dad d’you reckon?

  23. avatar
    Heather Daydream | 24 February 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    RIp Kevin Ayers xxx

  24. avatar
    Jesiah6 | 25 February 2013 at 11:22 am #

    I’m really enjoying the Idyllist album and I can’t wait for the new Kilbey Kennedy!

  25. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 26 February 2013 at 11:10 am #

    COPING (Almost Autumn):
    My head is buoyant
    with self protective things
    floating away from others.
    I look through the slippery curved
    rainbow films at you(se)
    and seems like you’re alright
    without me.
    Well, don’t know.
    Are you alright?
    You’re preoccupied anyway.
    Yep, that’s ok, just go your way.
    I can cope, I hope.
    So I drift on my way
    kind of happily, free.
    But some of the times
    the bubbles are self destructing into
    iridescent, pearlescent
    droplets lighting upon
    dying faded mauve hydrangea petals.
    In a flash,
    my heart catches.
    I felt that connection
    and I feel your heaviness
    and in feeling,
    warmed through togetherness.

  26. avatar
    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 26 February 2013 at 11:30 am #

    Just received my cd and poster today…
    …such a shame – cd jewel case smashed to bits and cd
    non- playable…poster – of no use !!! All bent out of shape
    and marred edges !!!

    Disappointed !!!

    Iv ordered countless items from you over all these years …
    This , by far, is so unacceptable !!!

    Who thought that flimsy package was going to travel all the way
    to the windy city ??? Should b taken out back and shot !!!
    Waste of your time , my time…and my money !!!

    Pathetic display of a corporate pun …


    • avatar
      Belfy | 1 March 2013 at 10:29 am #

      Diplomatic as ever. Thought you liked broken stuff. Oh that was toys.

  27. avatar
    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 26 February 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    Did u censor my comment about the condition of the
    cd and poster that I paid for ???
    R u fuckn kidding me ???
    Andy spoke honestly – reread his comment !!!
    And though it might of swayed people from
    buying ur product in the future because of its
    possible condition upon arrival….u didn’t fuckn censor him !!!

    This is pathetic !!!

    Is this how u want to continue our relationship ???

    Than let me know ASAP -because I will hav to rethink HOW
    I will proceed on my side of this…

    Don’t hide from truths Killer – because almighty Karma
    has a way of finding its way thru the dirt and dust …


    • avatar
      Admin | 26 February 2013 at 12:46 pm #

      no i didnt censor your comment
      obviously it is not my fault if the postal service or customs mangled your cd
      as far as you and our (non-existent ) relationship
      i wish you would go away forever
      i am tired of your threats and your carry-on
      i invite you sir to depart and never come back
      fuck knows why you like my music
      i do not like you
      now please go away

    • avatar
      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 26 February 2013 at 1:01 pm #

      For those who don’t understand what just happened…
      My cd arrived here in Chicago smashed to bits and unplayable
      and the poster is marred and in awful condition…

      I haven’t even listened to the new cd yet…
      And I own everything ever recorded for purchase by SK …
      And than some…
      I chose not to comment here after our last tirade about
      guns and violence where Steve made a nasty comment (a month or so ago)
      about how I should protect my family from an armed intruder…
      and iv been championing my friend for many decades….only to be
      reduced to being censored 9 times now…so so sad…

      Unfortunately, this is how it all ends…

      With a smashed up useless cd and a destroyd poster…

      Best of luck in the future Killer – ur gonna need it !!!!!!

      I tried to return to the fold , only to b truly disappointd once
      again….the last time for me…

      I’m sorry for anything negative I said to you in the heat of the
      moment…I really am….but do you even understand how ur
      words harm people ?? do u even know what sorry truly means ?

      Alex B asked me kindly to forgive and give it all another
      chance because he missed my daily contributions to this blog…
      ..I tried Alex….I really did……but I was right , wasn’t I ??????

      • avatar
        BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 26 February 2013 at 1:05 pm #

        If that’s how you treat people …
        than I will b gone…
        best of luck to u and yours ….

        Ur last comment to me proved my point…
        to everyone- everywhere …

        It isn’t very nice to treat people this way.

      • avatar
        Admin | 27 February 2013 at 7:45 am #


        • avatar
          BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 27 February 2013 at 10:11 am #

          Fuck Off !!!

          ur such a little twat posing as an artist-
          don’t forget to report all your minor earnings
          to the taxman there down under…I’ll drop them a line – to make
          sure they give u a call…keep ur #’s as low as u always do…now we’ll
          sit back and watch u fall- AGAIN…as u turn against ur fans
          …uv made a small career of that – haven’t u ??? I did nothn to u to b
          treated like this but buy ur goods, support u , defend u , wish u and yours
          good health and goodwill…and graciously with respect –
          promote u for decades. Ur fall from grace won’t b
          very epic…seeing ur career actually is still quite small –
          just like all ur sales…such a shame…ooppss…wrong word to
          describe u…..more like …sham……I didn’t ask for a replacement
          poster or cd…I was just informing u…so take my KK3 pre-order
          and shove it completely up ur fake plagerizing arse !!!

          Now…its GOODBYE …U FuckNuckle !!!

          • avatar
            BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 27 February 2013 at 10:14 am #

            U probably will censor the last comment – cuz we
            all know ur mansuit is made of the thinnist skin.


      • avatar
        Anonymous | 28 February 2013 at 2:59 am #

        Deluded, overbearing, threatening and armed. Glad to see the back of you, to be honest. Also glad you feel you’ve been forced out – hopefully, you’ll be so pissed off about it you’ll use it as motivation to stay away for good.

        Cheer up, Chicago, you can now buy more guns & ammo with all the money you’ll save by not buying Steve’s music!
        See ya.

        • avatar
          John Garratt | 1 March 2013 at 1:53 am #

          What in the hell just happened?

        • avatar
          Belfy | 1 March 2013 at 10:35 am #

          With friends like Broken Toys who needs enemies? You’ve always been a nasty piece of work and lashed out at many of us over the years. Such an egotistical, self important nasty little man you are. I for one am glad SK has ceased to tolerate your vitriolic and otherise sycophantic pretentious behaviour. Sayonara.

  28. avatar
    edd | 26 February 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    Tried to order Steves Bundle of 2 cd’s, a shirt and bag only to find that, while I could select a size for shirt, I couldn’t add to cart. Is this offer only good in Austrailia? I wonder. Thanks for any info- EDD

    • avatar
      Admin | 26 February 2013 at 1:31 pm #

      Dear edd, please write us at and let us know which pack you are trying to order, so we can figure out what may be happening in the shopping cart.

  29. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 26 February 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    Was hoping to buy Dabble and Magician among the Spirits at futura today (my day off), but alas wasn’t able. But I just saw Dabble can be bought on bandcamp. Anyway, I bought another copy of The Idyllist for an overseas friend who doesn’t internet shop, and a cd of PK’s and MWP’s and did I mention I bought the record bag last time (a Deadman’s Hand one)? A couple of second hand vinyls I bought at futura fit in it perfectly. I was told it could take up to 10 vinyls. Also I discovered Scott is very knowledgeable about teak (some fine pieces in there). I have to put some of the knowledge I’ve gained from MLK and Scott into practice regarding the teak… some day.

  30. avatar
    Chris Johnson | 27 February 2013 at 5:26 am #

    Mine arrived last week, and to me, the slightly crumpled poster is now just a humorous footnote, since obviously a bunch of us received the same, with the fault belonging entirely to some mysterious and anonymous government entity somewhere. It was folded once originally anyway, so it isn’t like it was ever a pristine example awaiting a gaudy frame, like my beautiful and rare “Fireman” Red Eye promo poster. Press it between the pages of a heavy book for awhile and it will be fine, relax.

    Steve, GREAT album! I don’t know why but I wasn’t expecting too much, based upon some comments you made, it seemed rather casual and perhaps hastily thrown together. But it’s beautiful, reminds me somewhat of Narcosis, and you have clearly mastered the new technologies. The photography is positively stunnning… Someone finally did you right!

    Anyway, can’t wait to hear more, and to be quite honest, I’ve been a bit more of a Steve Kilbey fan than a Church fan for the past decade, so I’m eager to enjoy another prolific era of unfiltered Kilbey, like the period between 1987 and 1992, during which you gave us two brilliant solo albums, a masterpiece (Remindlessness), and two great collaborations, Hex and Jack Frost.

    • avatar
      Admin | 27 February 2013 at 7:43 am #

      thanks chris. i am sorry bout the fucking poster tho!

  31. avatar
    Arty Jaina | 27 February 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    theres only one thing less constructive than envy, and thats vanity

  32. avatar
    davem | 27 February 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    It isn’t nice to see people upset and I wouldn’t ever wish Darrin any ill-will, but I’m always grateful for this blog and the wonderful insight into your life it provides for us fans.
    I do appreciate that’s what we are – fans.
    Having said that I wish everyone on TTB well, fiends and THE artist.
    Peace and lurve to all.

    • avatar
      Admin | 28 February 2013 at 10:25 am #

      thanks davem. i love ya man!

    • avatar
      bigjohn | 28 February 2013 at 8:32 pm #

      Be careful Davem, step away from the company line ever so slightly and your hero will crush you behind his keyboard like the big man he is.. what a joke you have become steve! Kind of sad sort of like watching my grandad (he is a little younger than you stevie) eat mashed potatos.

  33. avatar
    tragatz | 28 February 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    this is getting tedious. Did anyone politely request a replacement for a damaged cd or poster and get rebuffed? If not, why not chill out and give admin a chance to fix your problem? Ranting and raving is rarely helpful.

    My cd made it to Minnesota just fine, but I will say that in the future it would be good idea to use a padded mailer, cardboard doesn’t provide much protection.

    I’m salivating at the prospect of a Kilbey-Dulli album.

    • avatar
      Admin | 28 February 2013 at 2:21 pm #

      Sam here… Thanks for this email Tom, glad your cd arrived! Safely! And to answer your question, no one has requested a replacement. I would imagine we should receive emails to to address any issues, this is Stevens blog on his daily travels and observations, not a place to hijack him and have chats about anything that comes to mind, or to air personal grievances. Please remember this people. Email each other if you need to bicker.

      Also – Steven does not personally post out his own merch or take receipt of your orders – Rajani, Scott and I do, so if you have a question or issue ask us. Steven makes the music you love or else why are you here?

      • avatar
        foxtrot | 28 February 2013 at 8:35 pm #

        OK then, very well. Sam rajani and scott, your packing is shit! Go the extra few cents and get some bubble wrap. Maybe you can find some ecologically neutral carbon free non harmful caring to the environment not made by slaves approved by al gore wrapping. Like the tote bags. Wouldn’t it be better for the environment if you just didn’t make them at all? Of course that would affect our dear leaders bottom line, which is the point of it all really. Coffee mugs? Hilarious

        • avatar
          holly | 1 March 2013 at 8:39 am #

          Hey! Those coffee mugs are sold by me! Get it straight, damn it! >:(

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    Name | 28 February 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    kind of thinking responses on 2/19 @ 3:50 and 2/28 @2:59 are the same anonymous… separate and divide to some is a fun victory? I agree w/Arty w/a minor addition: manipulation is at least as bad if not trumping both envy and vanity – it’s just evil.

    The Church – all members are lovely and talented; the other three members are happy I hope and that they always will continue to be… you too! all of you are gifted and for you to agree with something in a comment back to that one comment… Huh? It kind of has the potential to make this blog irrelevant except to a bunch of suck ups eventually; I hope I’m wrong… but I know myself, and I never say things to hurt people – I never have and never will. but something’s dangerously off track here.

    I remember a blog entry maybe a year or a little longer ago that within was mentioned about “power walking” back… it seemed like a harmless little notation w/in the topic of that blog post, but somehow it hit me as I read it that everything was changing in a negative way… like this huge chill had just hit. hoped I was wrong and just kept hoping for you and your lovely family to be happy/ignored the feeling. Earlier today I looked up/re-read some of your blog entries from 2010, 2011, and so on – I was smiling through not only your writings – brilliant both dark and light but always brilliant and poetic and full of what the universe should be. but also there were lavish responses from your readers: “.”, “donna”, “daz” too, and so many others – beautiful and everybody was prompted by you to be creative and giving without being a bunch of nasties – there was an ocassional “ewe”; but it was more balanced.

    Church concerts – they will be missed… at one we had front/table seats – that evening: I sat directly in front of Marty (what a lovely man!) – [and] when you guys were all younger it was just as much Marty and Peter – especially when he had long hair(!) that every girl I knew had a fantasy about as much as they would talk all starry-eyed of you… me? At that time I had crushes on Iggy and Lou already, and this Canadian guy: Dudley Do Right — What can I say?

    I thought all of you were sensational and The Church immediately became one of my favorite groups – you guys still are and always will be~ and you’re all still hunks too (and I say that in a very respectful way, but you guys really are).

    Anyway…ocassionally through the set that evening, MWP’s and my eyes/smiles would meet – his smile/eyes so warm and gentle and genuine – just pure white relaxing light, not a hint of anything other than peace – it was just a lovely evening… And then there’s Peter and Tim – so perfect; each a musical genius. And then there’s you: the master of poetry and so tortured yet you have the ability to transform that torture into magic that illuminates in dreams for those who listen. once I remember having to put my sunglasses on (inside at night) during another performance you guys were giving because your own energy was so white (and I love white light, it’s the most fun there is – it’s dancing on the lighted side of the moon – it’s floating through the stars – it’s everything beautiful at once without a thought of what’s happening at the moment) it was like playing a game with a firefly. That’s the Church!

    so: for you to allow/not get all over the back of that anonymous who made such a nasty comment about your long-time band mates and you agreed(?!); and then just sheer utter cruelty towards DAZ, after you personally take out/humiliate him; such an obviously true person as Daz (who you must be aware has to already deal with great pain issues that from what I’ve read are distaterous – he truly is a hero)… my tongue hurts.

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      Admin | 28 February 2013 at 3:50 pm #

      i never made any negative comments bout my band mates…and i never will

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      eekie | 28 February 2013 at 10:37 pm #

      I’m not exactly sure what the “nasty comment about your long-time band mates” was. Was it this: “Not sure how the others will fare without the haven to go back to, but I’m damn sure you’ll be fine.”? If that is the comment you meant, I think it’s a bit of a stretch to see Steve’s reply as agreeing with anything except the “you’ll be fine” part.

      As for Darrin…somehow I think you’ve missed a lot of his nasty comments over the years. Many here have been targeted, usually for little more than disagreeing with him or for some perceived slight. It’s a pattern he’s repeated with many people — including most of all, and most viciously, SK. Read through his comments today — these are typical of his comments any time he gets angry with SK. Charming stuff. Yeah, our Dazza, a real true blue hero.

      Re: merch — hell, I always replace or refund lost or damaged prints, cards, etc. without any hassle. I’m sure the others do the same for the other merch.

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        name | 2 March 2013 at 4:48 am #

        hi eekie – I wasn’t defending DAZ except for the pain issue he’s ref’d to over the years; that would be hard for anyone and for that (and most of the time here he’s supportive; I just skipped the other comments he made…) he deserves thoughts other than the beating he’s taken. assuming narcotics or other form of drugs is his cause for rants – but the pain is real, nonetheless. and I just thought everyone else was aware when people are under such a dilema they can’t control as much as maybe they’d otherwise be able to?; and understanding or just ignore it/don’t post – but I’m a girl so we think that way, I guess.

        At first I actually thought the whole thing up and down this entry was just staged wild theater- it was the commenter who “slighted” the rest of the band that prompted my response and seemed to be same commenter at… DAZ shouldn’t have been humiliated – I think he really likes SK –

        and DAZ: whishing karma to become bad on people is just another way of being a judgmental idiot; you shouldn’t think such things – I cringe when people say that “karma” bit like they’re saying something useful? – it seems an alternative more socially accepted word these days(?) for the same judgment that’s so destructive. nonetheless, instead of peyton place, I look forward to the lovely beautiful blog I most often get to read and then too – I get to go back to anonymous, myself, when these others have quieted down.

        if anyone saw the 2011 3Mkstrs movie – my favorite line/fave msktr is Aramis: “they deserve to… but they also deserve peace.” Though together with Athos and Porthos, the four of them (Dartanian too – good addition!)are the most powerful as one… and those ladies: milady (such physical abilities and beauty – too bad, emotionally closed and vile; I was hoping otherwise…), the lovely queen – so true and wise and loyal, and Constance… the most breathtaking of them all. Can’t wait for the sequel – they did get Milady out of the waters! (and her makeup was perfect – wow!)

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    Michel | 28 February 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    Positive post :

    25 years I have found destination under the milky way, lost antenna north, south, east and west, bitten by the reptile just out of my hotel womb with a spark, a new season !
    (yes, forgot blood money, but it was hard to put in the sentence)
    Happy birthday STARFISH !

    25 years…can’t wait for your next adventures !

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    youracock | 28 February 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    your a cock cock cock, shoddy way to run a business, cock

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    onsecondthought | 28 February 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    On second thought, you are actually more of a cunt than a cock. Now tear me to shreds behind your keyboard like Daz you big man you. Come on tough guy, lay into me. You gave daz the business, now my turn. If somebody broke in and harmed your family and all you had was a kick to the balls at your disposal you would spend the rest of your life regretting that you didn’t have a gun at the proper moment you self righteous prick. What a cunt!

    PS. spend a few bucks on some proper production. all your stuff is sounding the same, amateurish, other people are thinking the same but do not want to be lambasted by the almighty keyboard warrior steve kilbey

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    Lmao | 28 February 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    Lmao…broken brains and CDs and posters….sooo glad that is hopefully the end of that jerk

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    Bernadette Keys | 28 February 2013 at 10:36 pm #

    Glad that guy’s gone- though his nuttiness was mildly amusing at times. One of the downsides of fandom. I bet SK gets a grovelling email in a while hoping to start the whole cycle again or he’ll start writing under a pseudonym. I do have empathy for his chronic conditions etc and lack of success as a musician. Its always the insecure people that f$&@k it up for the rest of us.

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    Fitzy | 1 March 2013 at 8:43 am #

    Hang on….. Have I missed something??
    From the comments, the Canberra gig will be the last with you as part of the band Steve??

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    Kohl Ette | 1 March 2013 at 9:54 am #

    ‘God don’t give me darkness without candle…’ – that is a wonderful song with many other wonderful lines. Sk knew my very heavily disguised psuedonym (Lol! and actually as a child I sometimes even got Lollette) from fb well before I logged in here as Kohl Ette aka Colette. He is a very forgiving and understanding man, I feel. Helped (helps)me in many areas of my thinking, viewing and he understands PROCESS, I think. (Turbulence, disturbance, regret and redemption?) Although I think we also understand there are limits to any human endurance. By the by, haven’t eaten meat since NY. Feeling good. Thank you.Ha ha just thought of Voltaire (at the risk of appearing deluded, surely I’m not comparing myself to him?) … He changed his name from something else because his name sounded too much like another writer’s. Hmm, perspective has so much to do with things. Some may say The Idyllist is amateurish but I find the humanity it reveals very charming.

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    homer | 1 March 2013 at 10:02 am #

    Hilarious, certainly have enjoyed the above comments. Poke a poetic and slightly angry bear and you better expect…….

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    Kohl Ette | 1 March 2013 at 11:12 am #

    Perhaps I am perverted or just perverse but when I get past the momentary surprise of words like cock and cunt (I won’t bother with quotation marks)… the imagery is really quite lovely, isn’t it. So perhaps we are actually paying eachother compliments using these words. Just like when one calls another insecure of some other label, they are also describing themselves. Which is lovely that people trust one another with these confessions…Moving on, I myself suggested bubble wrap a while ago. I actually bought a mug at the Factory concert and took a very practical bag of my own in which to transport it safely. I am glad I got my hands on one because they are a great size. You will feel greatly revived after drinking from one I can assure you. And I think I mentioned before, it seems to be dishwasher and microwave proof too. And those tote bags are really record bags so they have a specific purpose and fit more than two records in them perfectly or did I say that?

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    Crasher | 1 March 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    well the poster boy image taken a little scrunching of late steve.
    but, boy a couple of the posters here need a scrunching themselves.
    only a couple though.
    the summer idyll slightly disrupted these winter dills.
    only slightly though.
    just watched john lennon’s 1975 performance of imagine..the one where he’s wearing the pink jumpsuit.
    the dills must hate that preaches love and peace.
    throw away the gun and buy a teddy bear instead.
    now that would take guts.


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    Lenny | 7 March 2013 at 9:21 am #

    Hey, y’all ever consider sending these posters/ prints out as high-resolution pdf/jpeg/gif files to be printed out at a kinkos or something? Maybe for a slighter lesser price (less packing and eco-friendly)? Just a thought….

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