posted on December 19, 2006 at 6:19 am

guest starring today, for the first time ever !
elli n minna

question 1 : What’s it like having Steve Kilbey as a dad?

E : nothing special really, like a holiday-dad i guess… not that super cool as you guys may think.

M : it feels like I’m supposed to feel impressed, but the truth is that I don’t give a damn… he could be a plumber for all I care..He always speaks his mind, which is good, but sometimes you just don’t want to hear that your new pants are silly! He is not superdad, but he sure does have a great sense of humor! A bad thing is that he sometimes can lay guilt trips on you so you feel really bad..You’d understand if you were his daughter..Like you feel bad if you’re to tired to go to the pool or whatever..Haha…or I don’t know..

question 2 : What’s it like being an identical twin?

E: I would say this is about the 1033434734343944384 time i answer this question, but the answer is always different. Today the answer is : It was perfect growing up, you were never alone, never spoilt.. It’s good now because we share wardrobe and makeup, so i have loads and loads of that kind of stuff.. But it’s soooooo annoying being mixed-up. it’s like people on the outside don’t see us as two individuals, we’re one unit. that’s really wrong. we don’t have any of the same friends, any of the same interests, except clothes and partying i guess.. My worst nightmare would being stuck with her for the rest of my life! ( i love her, it’s not that)

M: I agree, this is the billionth time I answer this question! The upside is that you have someone that you have a really inner connection with, that ALWAYS understands the way you’re feeling and with one look can understand exactly what you’re thinking. But to be honest, it’s mostly pretty bad. You’re ALWAYS getting mixed up and compared, everyone thinks we have the same personality and stuff. SO untrue! If we weren’t related we probably wouldn’t like each other at all. And it’s always this underlying competition; who’s the smartest, prettiest, funniest etc.. Quite tired of it actually….We’re not that special, sometimes I just wish I was “normal”, whatever that is?

question 3 : How did you come to liking The Kooks?

M: Um, I just randomly got sent a Kooks song from a friend who saw their video on some website and I thought they were good, so I downloaded some more of their songs and listened to them this summer..I think their songs are catchy and cute (do I dare to say original?) and I love their Brighton accents, haha…Anyway, didn’t really know so much about them, wasn’t so interested but in November I saw a poster with them on it and that they were having a concert so I went and it was great..I’m not a really big fan actually but I have a t-shirt with them on it so I guess that’s why daddy asked this question..*And the singer is really hot, hahahha…

question 4 : What do you perceive as the differences between teenage life in Stockholm and Sydney?

M: First of all, there’s a big difference between the people in Sydney and Stockholm in general because I think that Australians are more social,open and happier to strangers, like “How are you” from people you don’t know, and I always seem to talk to people I don’t know when I’m here…And that’s the difference in teenage life too, in Sweden, you depend quite much on cliques. It’s not so common that brats and punks socialize for example. You stay with people that are the same as you, and I must say that everyone is very judgemental, prejudice. But the teenagers I know here are really open and invtiting, ofcourse there are ratbags here but you know.. So I would say Stockholm is quite mean and not so outgoing, while Sydney is nice and social…Or I don’t know..

E : Okay, I would say Sydney is like 100 times better than Stockholm. I like the people more, the environment is better, the city is cooler.. ! everything! The girls aren’t as pretty here as in Sweden and the guys are waay hotter here! So that’s just perfect! But I guess I only have this perception because I don’t live here.. Ask me when I live here in a years time!

Final question :
Hopes and dreams for the future?

E : Not getting sick again, feeling like normal in my body, having kids that are perfectly healthy, having enough money, having a nice house in a nice suburb, having a nice clean car and a nice husband.. For my 20’s I hope that I travel around the world, try new things, live and learn from my mistakes, have loads of friends all around the world.. To become a lawyer is my goal right now, but the big question is if I’m up for lawschool for 5 years… One thing I could do is launch H&M in Australia ! I would make a fortune!!! ( the best swedish shop ever… the coolest clothes, the best designers like Stella McCartney, Karl Lagerfeld, Viktor and Rolf.. It’s cheap, everything is like 20 $ aus.. They have it in every country around the world except Australia !!!! wonder why ? ) I hope I live til’ im old and I hope my family remains healthy and happy !

M: My hopes are mainly to just be a good person and to have a good life, feeling comfortable doing what I do. I want to meet interesting and positive people and I want to travel…I also want a couple of party years and just doing fun things.At the moment, my dream is to be a journalist, possibly a music journalist (sk hates them but WHATEVER) and maye write for Rolling Stone or something…staying healthy and beautiful!

i er….
think im gonna do some more yoga..
and …
i’ll be back tomorrow with the bumpergate report
thats it
thanks to my readers n subscribers/donors
and a small technical note to them
who do or did send one dollar
paypal takes most of it at that rate
so better to do occaisional lump than constant one buck
but thank you to all concerned
some people have been extremely generous
and i have sold their names n addresses off
to junkmail companies
and mailing list pests
so a nice double whammy there!!!
no no no
everything is confidential
(mrs r kaputnick of ohio
did your husband know you $ent me THAT much??!!)
(and also
mr s hussein of baghdad
im sorry paypal does not except that currency
even if your face is on the hundred whatnot bill)
not to mention
mrs jenny taylor of croydon sydney
who asked for her money back
because shed meant to donate
100 bucks not a 1000
and seeing shes on a old age pension
i actually rang her personally(reverse charges tho)
to explain that
finders keepers
losers etc etc
and finally
the guy who had the fertilizer delivered
with the card
“one lotta bullshit deserves another”
but that was my olde address
an islander bouncer lives there now…
(and he knows where ya live!)
now you may think im being paranoid
but i think with that money flowing
and swelling my coughers
i think the irs are watching me
apparently so many commenters in the u.s.
have sent so much yanqui moolah
down the shute to steve kilogram kilbey
that its created a kinda vortex
and im being blamed as a scapegoat
for your deffy-sit
(ooohhh its a big one!)
so please patrons
slow down
keep to six figure sums
dont put wrinkly money in the slot
a lot of american money has traces of cocaine on it
try and send me those bills in future
yes giovanni dolce of milano
i got yer 50 000 lires
i just bought a swizzle fucking stick with it!
thanks to the lady who said im too poor
to send ya money
but heres something i did at macrame…
thanks, there were mites in the rope…!
thanks to the guy who said
you should be paying me to read this garbage
yeah pal heres yer refund
no but really folks
its very very nice
im coming round all of yer homes
one by one
when ya least expect it
we’re going anti alfa bettic
so soon we’ll be dropping in on all the time being fans
in zanzibar
bye bye

44 Responses to “todays special starrs……please give a warm welcome to….THE TWILLIES”

  1. avatar
    eek | 19 December 2006 at 7:04 am #

    A lawyer and a music journalist — are you two girls trying to drive your dad over the edge?!?! …then again, having both in the family could come in handy.
    Did I read correctly that E&M are going to be with you for the year? Six females and you in the same living space? You are either going to be in your glory or age really fast! (hope it’s the former 😉 )

  2. avatar
    craig1.618 | 19 December 2006 at 7:37 am #

    i started to put that lire figure in my currency converter to see how many aussie dollars that was when i remembered that italian lire was replaced by the euro….i guess some years ago that woulda been about 44 dollars….also shows ya what i know about sydney and stockholm…..they sorted that out for me…..from here on out i’ll tell em, “nuh-uh, not according to elli and minna”…….hmmph…whatever 😉

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 December 2006 at 8:07 am #

    Girls, did dad let you go to the party? I guess with comments about hot aussie boys, prob not? 🙂 Your comments about Oz being very open and friendly to strangers is what I hear from european visitors a lot …lots to love here! Welcome. Oh yeah, and stay home sometimes so the poor aussie girls can get a date now and then LOL

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 December 2006 at 8:24 am #

    I know this is way off the topic, but Kilbey, I’d be interested to know your thoughts re Richard Ashcroft. Or anybody’s thoughts, for that matter.

  5. avatar
    hey anonymous... | 19 December 2006 at 8:29 am #

    who is richard ashcroft?

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 December 2006 at 8:37 am #

    lead singer of The Verve, think they broke up.

    I like ’em.

  7. avatar
    captainmission | 19 December 2006 at 8:52 am #

    ha thanks for the interveiw, that was kinda fun, i’m sure the girls would get on with my son, i always ask him to come along to church shows with me but he always declines, he was almost gonna come along to the xmas bash being a vegan from the age of 6 months, who knows he may surprise me.
    as for blog payment, i’ll catch ya at the basement and sort it.

    richard ashcroft- dude from the verve

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 December 2006 at 9:01 am #

    haha, ya mon

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 December 2006 at 9:01 am #


  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 December 2006 at 9:22 am #

    Yeah, yeah. Former lead singer of The Verve. Subsequently released 3 solo albums. Just possibly wondered if anybody had an opinion on them (those 3 albums). Again, way off the point and apologise for the interruption.

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 December 2006 at 10:11 am #

    Re: gals prospective career choices. Hmmm…as a collective we could certainly use a lawyer, given papa’s predilection for slander and libel on this blog not to mention the stuff the commenters come out with! A music journalist…might like to mention to her that they are all pretty much nerds with unresolved phsycological issues. Could we steer her into becoming an accountant perhaps….lord knows when the arm of law comes down on this blog we’ll need some help dividing up the filthy lucre etc.

    I gotta say….given the medium etc your gals sound lovely and normal…..and I’ll support anyone bringing H&M out to this country as they have good,cheap threads.

    See ya Sat’dee


  12. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 19 December 2006 at 10:31 am #

    Awesome! Hey E and M, did your dad and uncle ever give you the thousands of dollars in royalties you are owed for the “Tricky Tricky Boom Boom Song”??!?!

  13. avatar
    syrinx | 19 December 2006 at 10:47 am #

    Damnit. Ameriker or Arizoner, we’re last.

  14. avatar
    ben | 19 December 2006 at 11:20 am #

    mature girls, i bet you get no respect around the house lately. i grew up with older sisters always hissing at eachother, i got me own room know in my shitty little house and enjoying my self..thanks

  15. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 19 December 2006 at 11:45 am #

    Elli n Minna, your mum is right; you girls are 15 going on 27!

    You both sound so beautiful, mature and intelligent and a handful for your old rocker Dad!

    BTW, siblings tend to hate each other whether they are identical twins or not. My girls often wish the other wasn’t their sister.

    Be good for your Dad now!

  16. avatar
    nickfiction | 19 December 2006 at 12:06 pm #

    sk= santa klaus ?

  17. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 19 December 2006 at 12:40 pm #

    Elli and Minna…15 going on 40 is more like it! I love it – a lawyer and a music journalist. Wow. I am released from the cult of graduate school back into the world and I get this treat. Things have changed! Must go figure out how to donate to Chez Kilbey for the continued musings…I knew you’d keep going Steven and I’m so happy for this! I’ve missed you these past three months. Haven’t had time to breathe let alone read anyone’s blog. Anyway, thanks for letting your twillies share some thoughts on dad, being an identical twin, life in Sweden and of course, hot guys!!! ; ) Glad to hear things are OK. And my dear Elli – wise beyond your years through the fickle hand of Fate – your wish for good health is a sign of someone who has been through the proverbial ringer and who knows what true wealth is. I wish you both – indeed I wish your mum, dad, sisters and stepmum all the good health in the world.
    a longtime (22 years?) admirer of your dad and his amazing talents…

    denise xxoo

  18. avatar
    indigoruby | 19 December 2006 at 12:42 pm #

    To the Twillies:

    I have identical twin sisters who are two years younger than me. Our mother used to dress them in identical clothes but one always in pink or red and the other in green, blue or yellow. One time when we were kids I got them to swap their clothes – and matching glasses – around and our father didn’t notice, maybe partly because they were pretty quiet anyway. I don’t know if you’d get past your father’s radar if you two played tricks pretending to be each other, but it could be fun!

    As you said, Minna, you have someone who always knows what you are thinking, just with one look, and my sisters are the same.
    The trouble is that other people notice the similarity in looks as well as the affinity you mentioned, and then often assume a whole lot of other similarities as well. That can then make them treat you like two parts of a whole instead of separate people; that is just what my sisters complain of too. That’s what probably makes you fight against the connection between you in some ways to try to establish your own identities.

    It would be interesting to hear some of the ways you two think you are like each other – and your father – and the ways you think you are not. You could take over the blog!!


  19. avatar
    Samosanx | 19 December 2006 at 12:51 pm #

    I submitted a reply but it apears to have gone missing in cyberspace…will go seek and get back to you

  20. avatar
    Samosanx | 19 December 2006 at 1:01 pm #

    well, it seems to have gone…so, it went something like this…

    Twillies! Glad to cyber meet you!
    It’s good that you are both enjoying Sydney (Ella stop yawning!), and rock star bof as he may be, your Dad is a great Dad, cause he and your mum have given you the tools for sucess in life – self belief. Now you can be anything you want to be, (even a rock journalist…shudder! – ps if you want to meet Clinton Walker just let me know and I’ll line it up – seriuosly) and that’s the best gift to have.
    When the ole man guilt trips you, just play him a sample of his own Gilt Trip yah?
    But methinks you can give as good as you get there lassies!
    love to the entire family, all of yon Kilbey’s, same named or no.
    xxx samosanx

  21. avatar
    restaurant mark | 19 December 2006 at 1:19 pm #

    i believe your plate may be full with those two…sounds like they’ve got the whole speak your mind thing down too…don’t they? lawyer and music journalist…you’re in trouble!!!

    so you’re making your way to all of our homes huh? well, you are the anti-claus right? see ya on the 25th! you don’t have to use the chimney…so messy. we’ll leave the door unlocked. oh yeah, instead of a plate of cookies for ya…it’ll be a plate of spliffs!!! be careful flying!!! take care man.

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 December 2006 at 1:24 pm #

    ah you clever naughty boy. your daughter at rolling stone. oh my. irony at that.

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 December 2006 at 1:48 pm #

    frightening….that’s all i can say$$$$$

  24. avatar
    Chump | 19 December 2006 at 1:54 pm #

    How about getting the Twillies to interview sk? Maybe Rolling Stone could publish it.

  25. avatar
    biggle boggle | 19 December 2006 at 1:58 pm #

    Ah, cranky teens.

    You won’t visit my home…you won’t come to Canada any more, damn you.

  26. avatar
    Trickster | 19 December 2006 at 2:10 pm #

    sweet adolescence!
    good luck with that…

    on hiatus

    looking forward to seeing ya
    at D’Basement
    this Satyrsday
    Happy Satyrnalia!

  27. avatar
    John Garratt | 19 December 2006 at 2:41 pm #

    The first two Richard Ashcrofts: “Alone with Everybody” and “Human Condition” I have heard. I thought they were decent. If I were to spend more time with them, there may be some room for them to WOW me. I know that Verve fans like “Alone with Everybody” because, well, it sorta sounds like his old band.

    I don’t think Pitchfork was too impressed with “Keys to the World,” but that’s not a big surprise. Pitchfork hates almost everything. But, I haven’t heard it yet.


    ps – All of my donations were eaten up by Paypal? I’m pissed.

  28. avatar
    mandn | 19 December 2006 at 4:12 pm #

    that was lovely Orpheus.
    A guessed appear ants from the lovely lovelies.

    I’ve been here too long, I’m starting to talk like you.

    I have twin nieces, but they’re not identical.
    That doens’t stop us from mixing them up though.
    Whenever there’s more than one child in the room
    do you find yourself calling them by the wrong name?
    It’s a fact of being a parent and a cosmic joke.

    Happy Holidays everyone!

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 December 2006 at 4:12 pm #

    Tell your dad that if he guilt trips you anymore I’ve a picture of him in a skirt that can be easily uploaded!
    Seriously though, I’m sure he’s doing the best he can so cut him some slack once in awhile…oh, and switch out “whatever” with “I love you”


  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 December 2006 at 4:24 pm #

    Steve, life is busy for you. Maybe when bumper is about 2-3, you could have all 5 girls start one of those all girl groups. You know, where all they do is sing. You could write the songs, play all the insturments and be manager. Make a few bucks and retire.

    Just kidding.
    Take care.

  31. avatar
    stealthblue | 19 December 2006 at 4:36 pm #

    Hey, anytime, mi casa es su casa! Seriously, if you ever need a place to stay, if ever you are in Chicago, my wifey and I run a nice, clean home in a pretty decent sized house…AND we are venturing into more and more vegetarian cooking, and she is AWESOME if I may say so. We are also right off the expressway (as they call it here, always thought it was a “freeway”) and close to O’Hare Int, and not too far from Downtown. You and the family/band are more than welcomed. (It is a bohemian-friendly atmosphere, complete with rehearsal space and a bar.)

    Hey, Twillies, good interview…love the honesty. Best of luck and success in whatever you do. Just remember, your “old man” is a HELL of a lot cooler, I’m sure, than many others. Could be a lot worse, right? Glad you are enjoying Sydney. I can’t wait to check that place out, as it is long over due.

    Steve-o, thanks for the chuckle. Have a great evening/morning…whatever it is when you read this.
    Peace and love to the Kilbeys,
    Ben V.

  32. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 19 December 2006 at 5:38 pm #

    all US currency has traces of cocaine on them, me wonder why…
    Jonny “The X Coke Hound” Hollywood

  33. avatar
    syrinx | 19 December 2006 at 6:30 pm #

    To E and M: thank you for the insight on the differences between Sweden and Australia. I know zilch about Sweden. 🙂 Also, it’s good to hear you keep your dad on his toes. There is strength in numbers. Enjoy your holiday and good luck with your future endeavors! It was a treat to read your words on the blog.

  34. avatar
    ambnt1 | 19 December 2006 at 6:49 pm #


    Um, like okay, WHAT-EVVA…

    Your dad’s a genius, give it a few more years, it will hit you soon enough. You’ll be like, “O mi God, my dad rocks!”


    I promise I won’t send a dollar anymore (although FYI, Paypal only takes a cut if it’s from a credit card, not if it’s from donator’s Paypal balance, like I do. So that dollar’s all you, dude). But from now on I’ll just send one lump sum once per year: $2. Ha ha!


    n.p. Steve Roach, “Artifacts” (tribal ambient to rattle yo speakahs)

  35. avatar
    veleska1970 | 19 December 2006 at 7:17 pm #

    to e & m~~thanks for the wonderful insight today. a very intersting interview. i learned quite a bit.

    to steve~~it would be neat to do this same interview with the doodles, and then come back in about 7 or 8 years when they are the same age as the twillies and do it again.

    and, to steve again~~so you sold my name to mailing lists, huh?? well, can you do a “reverse mailing”, and take my name off of debt collector lists?? (i’ll throw in for you an extra couple thou for that favor hahahahaha)

    lotza love…..

  36. avatar
    davem | 19 December 2006 at 7:55 pm #

    Cheers girls – that was fab.
    Love to you from England.
    And it’s true, yer olde man’s a genius.
    Richard Ashcroft – I saw him at Old Trafford, Manchester this summer with Razorlight in support. I think he’s ok. I like his politics. I like the fact that he cares. Always hated that “cat in the bag” line though. It put me off digging any deeper.

  37. avatar
    Centuryhouse | 19 December 2006 at 8:00 pm #

    I enjoyed the blog today, thank your girls for their parts in it too.

    And I’ll be sure to hold all the cocaine-covered bills just for you 🙂


  38. avatar
    JJ | 19 December 2006 at 10:29 pm #

    Enjoyed the Twillie Twin Tag-Team Interview. I had childhood friends who were identical twins – but they enjoyed it. Played the usual tricks on everybody.

    Will be on the lookout for a visit; presumably through the mirror. Nightfriends…


  39. avatar
    CSTCoach | 19 December 2006 at 10:48 pm #

    Hey Twillies,

    Nice to meetcha. Thanks for the interview, that was cool. Glad to hear you’re both in good health once again.

    Good call on the travel. No doubt everyone will tell you “Do it while you can”, blah blah blah. But it really does open an entirely new world. After I went on the road (with a walkman, er a predecessor of the ipod, full of the choich of course) nothing was ever the same again.

    M, if yer into writing, travel writing ain’t a bad gig. If you ever want to give it a shot, and if there’s anything I can do, lemme know. SK’s got a couple of my mags lying around somewhere.


    hilarious about the paypal thing. wait till i get that setup in sardinia before dropping by. it’s way too forking dull here.


  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 December 2006 at 5:20 am #

    Now that wassa a great blog.

    Isnt gud to be in a frivolous mood-
    very festive indeed.

    Dutch Pierre

  41. avatar
    baroness samedi | 20 December 2006 at 10:59 am #

    Thanks gels. Just love that unimpressed antidote to the usual ass-grabbing commentary that goes on in this sklavering blogge. Rocks stars always need their familiies to keep them grounded on their feet of clay.

    Have a fabulous double/triple summer…

  42. avatar
    balonymous | 20 December 2006 at 8:17 pm #

    I have never been
    to Zanzibar.
    I have always thought
    it was too far.

  43. avatar
    Melquiades | 21 December 2006 at 1:02 pm #

    Yeah, I think i saw you in Zanzibar last night. it was in a courdoruy couch living room. You mentioned you had people watching over me. Quite a benevolent remark.

    So, thank you.

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