posted on July 14, 2006 at 9:45 pm

the sly grey morning releasing
tiny droplets of cold rain but
the wind is warm
its 7.47
which reminds me im gonna be flyin’ to america
sunday
oh dear……..
if you look at the total bottom of these black pages
you ‘ll see a site meter and a position on a chart
giving me around the 24 mark for personal blogs
IN THE WORLD!!!!
yes im up against em all and im 24 baybee
of course i owe it all to you
youve clicked thru my etheric turnstile
where mangy panthers eat looking grass pie
and you guys have made mee 24
im back on the fucking charts baybee
you gotta love it
i am a blogg star of the early 21st century
THIS AINT JIVE!!!
check out my meter fiends
see my position
see me whizzing up that bloggladder
on this whole everlovin’ planet
there are only 23 druids and chicas
who are pulling more fiendss to their bloggs
thats dope, my fruits
and
its fruit, my dopes
its angelfruit
lemme couch it in these turms
i am the 24th most popular blogger
on earth
right now
in this present
fragile as it is
but
all things being equal
if yall can stay put on my blogg
if i dish the rants by their pants
if i can give ya nostalgia without the neuralgia
if i am yer war correspondent on my u.s. trek
who else is out there charting these rogered waters
the icy water underground
fiendss if you stay right here on this kil-channel
im gonna take ya round america
and this cub reporter dont pull no punches
im gonna give ya the lowdown
and the highup
im gonna look at this place and its inhabitants
thru the eleven year old canberra boys eyes
and im gonna say
wow……
im gonna take ya deep into strange parts
and we’re gonna take on the locals with bondi logic
pk will ask if the cream contains milk
mwp will ask if theres anything red in it
tp will ask if the music shops still open
sk will ask have any of you seen that guy with the dreadlocks….
pk will say we shoulda turned left at albuquerque
mwp will say lets stop for a sit down
tp will say just another 500 miles
sk will say did you guys know i was 24 on the blogg charts
the sky here is light grey with drifting darker clouds over it
the palms thrash in the wind
wriggle and shake
doing the tree
a new dance i just invented
the tree

now people
im so pleased with the high standard of comments here
theres statistics about how fast the “straights” are chopping down the forests
(and dont tell me it aint the “straights” cos it sure aint us hippies)
theres some nice anecdotes
theres some encouraging suggestions
theres mr baal n zeus
who does a very convincing nevets yeblik
in 45 minutes i will do an interview with man in florida
where the intelligent charismatic gentle jeb bush is the king
florida what a trip
i aint been there for years
like the gold coast but heavier
what will the floridians make of us?
i dunno
i just like the word floridian

anyway if you stay around on my blogg
and especially if you convert a friend
we could all be part of climbin’ yon charte together
you could boast to yer colleagues
im part of the number one blogg on earth
we put him there
we keep him there
and we could be so self congratulatory
that people will flock here
hoping to be a part of the love
PLUS
success breeds success
ya know it
people gonna be here cos people gonna be here
and ya know we hoverin round the 700 mark
come on fiendss if you aint got no friends
(like me)
then invent a doppelganger n sign in twice
i dont care how ya do it
dishonesty is ok if its ME right?
any means for our ends
our mean ends
and our ends ending meanly
people get out there
preach n proselytize
steal n maim in my name
itll be like pyramid selling
youll all be my original 700
i’ll have secret blog for you
with the troof the other neophytes cant handle
i must quickly pull my war cabinet together
dutch peter you are minister for gruff voices n ambassador to nz
eek is minister for secret police
merrick minister of trees
ra you be merricks offsider, give him back up etc
manfred can you find neumann, hes in a leather house in cologne
where in cologne? but not wearin’ cologne you could say
florian trout secure montana, the enemy is sneaky
i’m personally sending eve n aurora to the u.n.
as my reps with veto tu tus
its a done deal
im going to the top of this game
im gonna be # 1
and im gonna rule
and then
we’ll do things my way
sk

75 Responses to “twenty five or sicks too flaw”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 July 2006 at 10:55 pm #

    sk
    your bloggie’s
    always been
    numero uno
    in the universe
    with me …
    wishing you
    happy travels
    love
    diane

    ps i’ll be reading
    every day though
    it is painful
    cause it doesn’t
    look like
    i’ll be seein’
    you in persona
    so close and
    yet so far

    but maybe
    a miracle
    you never
    know
    do ya?

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 July 2006 at 11:01 pm #

    Fantastic SK,

    As we speak i’m printing up flyers to hand out all cross London, i’ll leave them in pubs, bars, brothels and maybe even internet cafe’s. Their won’t be a freak left in the south of England who hasn’t touched, or been touched, by this hear blogg !

    I new one day my calling would come!

    Onwards we march, Number 1 will be ours…….well yours really, but hey, you deserve it

    Padders, Foot soldier, SK Army, UK battalion.

  3. avatar
    davem | 14 July 2006 at 11:02 pm #

    SK,
    I’m with Diane.
    You always have been & always will be number one for me too. Midnight in blighty & i’m still lurking around ol grey eyes.
    But how exciting was todays news from you? 24th?
    Come on fiends….
    I’m putting me velvet hipsters and paisley shirts on ice. On with “The Time Being” Sandwich board. Do I get commission?
    Love you more,

  4. avatar
    davem | 14 July 2006 at 11:03 pm #

    Padders,
    You never did say where/when that Church covers acoustic gig of yours was!
    SK – sorry for blagging your blog for just this one post.

  5. avatar
    davem | 14 July 2006 at 11:11 pm #

    Sorry about this.
    SK, what if come November you are number 2 on yon blogge charts & it’s time for you to pull the plug just as you are ready to plonk your flag down on the summit? Will it be like UTMW part 2????
    What better way for us to get our daily SK dose than for you to keep pushing for the top spot.
    Love you mooooorrrrrrrrreeee.

  6. avatar
    Chela | 14 July 2006 at 11:11 pm #

    I have my Time Being bikini,(t-shirt, visor, wristband, bongos, bandana, maracas, badge, button, pin) on…ok that was a marketing idea that came just a little bit too late!
    Chill with Chela

  7. avatar
    mattdavison | 14 July 2006 at 11:12 pm #

    TWENTY FOUR / WHAT DOES THAT SAY!!
    GIVE IT ANOTHER YEAR YOU WILL BE #1.
    See ya cannee not leave in November. I I know ya won’t because yr too close..and for all you bloggers that think that is no mean feat. Check this out. 90 million people blogge. 20 million in the US alone, there are over 9 million indervidual blogg sites.
    and by the end of 2006 there will be 10 million more.

    Fuc SK
    Surley the band must realize why SK has buggered off early in the morn, and stops half way through a sound check and phantoms…..
    Well done.
    PS* Fuc Dutch(xxxpeter) I am the NZ ambassador.

  8. avatar
    subcultureofone | 14 July 2006 at 11:12 pm #

    this floridian
    is looking forward
    to seeing you
    soon!

  9. avatar
    jeff | 14 July 2006 at 11:14 pm #

    hey sk…

    while you’re in la do you have any time planned with local radio stations? please say that you’re going to give steve jones a call over at indie for a stop by.

    can’t wait to see you guys on friday!

  10. avatar
    CSTCoach | 14 July 2006 at 11:15 pm #

    That’s great! I been posting the ole bloggy link to all my usual haunts. Time to renew the campaign… Surely we can bump ya up a couple more notches.

    How far off can world domination be at this point? I mean, c’mon…

    THIS BLOG ROCKS! (its the only one I read of course, but it rocks nonetheless)

    Safe travels to the US, SK. Will see ya at the Sellersville show.

    ryan

  11. avatar
    davem | 14 July 2006 at 11:19 pm #

    I like that Fuc SK thing. T-shirt line methinks.

    Love you more,

  12. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 14 July 2006 at 11:20 pm #

    We interrupt this bloggie for a bit of a whine:

    I want an official sounding postion within the 700! C’mon Estaban, don’t bring me down! Carajo!

    Cecilia

    We now resume our regular comment section already in progress…

  13. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 14 July 2006 at 11:26 pm #

    sounds good to me, tell the boys i said hello and for you not to worry bout flying on Sunday, i have your back(s), me am waiting for a miracle here in me dark room…
    mjnjr

  14. avatar
    veleska1970 | 14 July 2006 at 11:31 pm #

    only #24? that’s criminal. you should definitely be #1!!! don’t worry, we’ll get you there~~and then we can all do the tree dance with you.

    lotza love….

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 July 2006 at 12:06 am #

    sk
    i want all things “time being”.
    t-shirts, bumper stickers, tattoos,
    line of grape juices covering 3000
    grape varietals, rolling papers etc.

    richard

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 July 2006 at 12:06 am #

    Its great to see yu making it big bloggy style
    very dope indeed
    hope ur well rested for the trip
    very excited to see yu guys
    look me up in N’awlins or Chicago
    for some sweet pine trees
    for dancing in the sun of course
    jaiontime@yahoo.com
    I can hear the bells a ringin

    blessings
    jaime r..

  17. avatar
    the dean | 15 July 2006 at 12:13 am #

    24 and so much more

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 July 2006 at 12:31 am #

    mr nevets schmevetz
    of north bond i

    re your recent application
    for superpower benefaction

    it is my duty and my pleasure
    to advise success in your endeavour

    if you wish to be invisible
    our regulations are not divisible

    hoping this will suit your disposition
    for you must meet with this condition

    you will require some self effacement
    please ask supplier for product placement

    black bonds undies outside the shorts
    will render you invisible (of sorts)

    reversal in the nether regions
    is all important in the hero legions

    we know you’ll consider it an honour
    just look what bondage did for madonna

    here’s hoping that your ass looks good
    we look forwad to seeing it in the neighbourhood

    signed most sincerely and heaven sent
    The Executive Assistant Super Empowerment

    Sub Branch of Sight Black White or Gray
    Department of Heroes (not Just for One Day)

  19. avatar
    gareth,notts | 15 July 2006 at 12:50 am #

    sk,that guy with the dreads says excuse the language but,yours is the no.1 blogge,who gives a f*ck ’bout the other 23!yours is killa,theirs is filla,mere f*ckwits,you will be no.1,keep up the good work,the word is spreading! f*ck will even get a t-shirt printed to turn folk on2 it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 July 2006 at 1:10 am #

    Dear Dr Kilbey,

    Gonna take up your recommendation for the special powers of the old Manuka honey for me olde coff that wonta go away. D bought me a jar and I’m hoping this honey will do the trick.

    Have a rip roaring tour of the u s of a and enjoy it.

    Happy travels,
    Therese

  21. avatar
    John Garratt | 15 July 2006 at 1:17 am #

    “and im gonna rule
    and then
    we’ll do things my way
    sk”

    How’s that? Playing marbles? Beats war…

    John

  22. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 15 July 2006 at 2:15 am #

    i am a blogg star of the early 21st century
    -SK

    You are big baybee!
    And addictive!
    We love ya!
    SK rules!

    Do you flog the blog when you are being interviewed? Now that would help push you to numero uno!

  23. avatar
    Renee | 15 July 2006 at 2:17 am #

    I don’t know about this whole world domination thing,
    this new found fame is goin to your head!
    Your becoming a Tyranicalsaurus Rex!
    We’ll all be a bunch of grass eatin, dope smoking, tree-huggin hippies,
    Oh, okay!
    I’M IN!

    Boy, I hope you maintain this enthusiasm throughout the tour,
    please don’t peter out on me before you reach VA!

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 July 2006 at 2:26 am #

    I wish all you people would stop feeding this guy’s monstrous ego. Its frankly embarrassing for all concerned. Jesus, I’d hate to see you all in the same room with the guy, you withering, dribbling non-entities.

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 July 2006 at 2:27 am #

    I’ve already mentioned your blogg to church friends of yesteryear. It won’t be long, you’ve built it, they will all come. To the top of the charts for sk.

    Chump

  26. avatar
    youamwho | 15 July 2006 at 2:31 am #

    Eskay,

    You have never fallen from the #1 pedestal in my Pantheon, you cheeky bastard, you!

    Steve, thanks for yr spot-on support o’er those Myspace(ACK!!!!)Stems ‘n’ Purties pages! Know wot, I only remotely thought you’d bite, matey mate. Died Pretty, mebbe, Stems …LORDY BEHOLD! Thank you …KINDLY!

    PK and Timmy in bothe houses, Mart deleted my Stems request but I guess DP are okay in his vast annals of all things muzakal …heh, regarding his Stems deletion … Marky requests his own personal “sit-down”! Moffs up soon, your presence shall be required. Ye shall be approached.

    Looking forward to Noo Yawk Shitty …I’ll be in the stand-up seats …watch for me, I’ll be the Marky in full levitation guise!

    Godspeed, brotha’!

    m

  27. avatar
    kilbette | 15 July 2006 at 2:33 am #

    fuck you anon
    this guy SK is one of the good ones
    the world is better for having him in it
    leave the site if you can’t control the green-eyed monster within it’s hideously ugly and laughable

    does this mean Steve, you’ll keep on going with the bloggy?
    i mean, you’re just hitting your strides now and think what money could be made if you made everyone subscribe?

    love
    love
    lust
    xxx

  28. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 15 July 2006 at 2:49 am #

    killa newz, sk!!!
    glad to help put you back on top
    (you never left in my eyes)
    “top of the pops!”, baby
    hey, UTMW got to around #23 or #21
    in the USA Top 40 back in ’88
    what a renaissance for ya!
    #24 in the world!
    I’ll be keeping my fish-eye lens
    on your blog, my friend
    pucci

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 July 2006 at 2:55 am #

    …..and surely I should be Minister for Propaganda…after all…

    who else is gonna convince the populace that a cardboard box is a work of art…?

    B.Bon

    P.S. To the anon. above complaining of sycophancy …..look, I know we do indulge the bugger, but personally , I find his mad ramblings curiously funny and theres not really much more to it, is there…? He has an amusing turn of phrase don’t you think?

    I ain’t no apologist for all the others, only speaking for myself, but I strongly suggest you lighten up….

  30. avatar
    verdelay | 15 July 2006 at 3:03 am #

    I want in.

    If there’s going to be a cabal, I wanna be a cabalero around that table; if there’s a revolutionary council, I’ll turn up on the next go around; if you’re setting up a government in exile, I’ll be the minister of main street.

    How can you refuse? I’m one of your top sycophants; I’m a born oui-homme; I fawn better than Mr. Tummnus. I even answered my own question to you just to give you one less to answer yourself. I’m a henchman with a bunch of hunches.

    You know I can do it. I’ll betray everyone I need to (even you); I’ll sell out like chocolate tickets; I’ll put the nervous tics back into Politics; I’ll canvas public opinion and then paint you a picture.

    I want to be an Ambassador to the Otherworld; I want to be the Chancellor of the Ex-CHEKA; I want to be Vizier to the Visionaries; I want to be the Minister of Metaphysical Affairs.

    I want in.

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 July 2006 at 3:15 am #

    SK, I am somewhat disturbed by this apparent obsession with mainstream recognition; we may have to share you!
    By the way, anon, (12.26) I’ll wear a bib next time I catch SK in person, ok?

  32. avatar
    Sockfacepuppetmunch | 15 July 2006 at 3:19 am #

    An eye within an eye

    a vsion that never lacked existance
    The brittle foil,that evaporates over the hand of power.

    Judgement follows suit as broken pieces fall away.

    The congerant messages of early scripture, the total of its equal parts.
    Temptation of rapid finish.
    Subtitute of the whole, and its contempt

    The noncoragious will say,they all have little meaning..untill the scraping of the inside lable.
    The bitter tease that is present
    Where a world and a future look on as bleak as an ice-cap melting on a drowning man.

    That is the center of existance.

    Take it all the way SK ……we will unite around you

  33. avatar
    wolfmother | 15 July 2006 at 3:23 am #

    (wow) have you guys clicked on Sockfaces i.d now thats cool!!

    have great travels in the us steve.
    Rock on.

  34. avatar
    rrskine | 15 July 2006 at 3:34 am #

    Back in high school, my favorite renegade history teacher held firm to the opinion that the best leader is always a benevolent dictator. When it all comes down and those of us out here in the desert have awakened, you’ll do, SK. You’ll do.

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 July 2006 at 3:57 am #

    Nevets,

    As one of those “guys in texas [who] already bought their tickets,” I am pumped to see you guys here in H-town. I told Marty a few years ago at the Dribeulb in Revned (when I was drunk and no doubt made a complete arse of meself) that I hoped you guys would play Texas someday. I missed you at SXSW a year or two ago, but will make it up this time around. And I’m working hard to convert my wife to the ranks of the cognoscenti, having already succeeded with my brother.

    And know that not EVERYone in Texas likes or voted for GW, even straights who work in the oil bidness like me.

    I wish you safe and prosperous (whatever that means to you) travels in the States.

    -Drachir in Notsuoh.

    P.S. I’ve long been curious whether you familiar with Ken Nordine and his Word Jazz? It strikes me as something you’d find intriguing.

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 July 2006 at 4:02 am #

    That was fucking hilarious Stevey, I now annoint you Blogmaster.

  37. avatar
    dutchkwonkmagflapper | 15 July 2006 at 4:15 am #

    anon.. you need a bib for all that **** you talk.

  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 July 2006 at 4:25 am #

    Megalomania!

    cripes what kind of monsta have i helped create?

    ah shucks, i get all my friends to log on

    always the same question…

    ah glynnis why do ya read that olde trype?

    try it kids….yoool see

    first one is free
    then your hooked.

    kilbey ain’t gonna steer ya wrong
    (he might pontificate a bit)
    But he entertains and provides my well needed morning guffaw.
    Oh and he writes songs when hes not bloggin.
    Imagine that!
    good chunes so i hear.

    theglynnisjohns

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 July 2006 at 4:31 am #

    Go Baybee Go!!!!!!!!!!!

    California Dreaming??

    Maxine

  40. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 15 July 2006 at 4:50 am #

    >>Jesus, I’d hate to see you all in the same room with the guy, you withering, dribbling non-entities.< < Chill, dude. Pictures will be taken just for you (insert sarcasm here) and you’ll be amazed at the fact that I won’t be genuflecting at the great altar of Kilbey. Everyone has an ego…and most people have a sense of humour. You seem to be lacking the latter, you arrogant twit. Sorry Steven my #24 blogger….off the deep end of the pool there for uno momento…I’m desperately working to link your blog to mine…or vice versa??? and my blog, though it is no doubt ranked #456273645576877569879760 in the world, will then be forever linked to yours. And my blog isn’t going anyhere in November. So…please, don’t break the link babyeeee!!!!! Keep going, you can do it! You’re a riot, you know that? I love ya for everything you are and aren’t and were and and will be, Mr. Kilbey. Oh and the manuka honey – Therese – it works! Bought some – sheesh for $16 and it is delicious. Had to admit, thought Steve was kinda strange sitting there eating it with a spoon but what was I doing the other night? Standing in the kitchen spooning the yummy into ye olde mouth for sore throat. Magic manuka.
    And finally….Steve, are you gonna have to pay extra baggage fees on the plane? I mean with that giant ego and all….; )
    See you soon and promise not to swoon.
    love and safe travels to you,
    denise
    xxoo

  41. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 15 July 2006 at 5:25 am #

    Queen Hatshepsut and Therese, I’m off to grab my spoonful of Manuka honey. Will let you know if it works. I’m stuck in bed with the flu and man that throat of mine!

  42. avatar
    Doubter but i was wrong | 15 July 2006 at 5:54 am #

    Categories
    Personal
    24
    The Time Being
    Being the diary of a certain Mr Kilbey-Australian Space Rocker
    ***********************************

    Thats fucking incredible I thought you were having us on or that you read it wrong, but I checked it out and you are 24 in the personal category. That would be the hardest of them all. World Population 6.7 billion people close to 2 billion own a personal computer.Theres more competition here than on the music charts, because anyone can have a go. Not only that but think of the blogs your up against, especially porn, politics and religion.

    I can see the headlines now.

    *STEVE KILBEY TAKES OVER CYBER SPACE* –
    *THREAT TO U.S. GOVT*
    *DEALS DONE IN SILLYCONE VALLEY*-
    *THE FIRST REAL CYBER WRITER IN HISTOTY*
    You never stop to amaze me, your here forever in cyberspace.
    Congratultions SK and all of this just for being you.

  43. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 15 July 2006 at 7:38 am #

    I just had a look also. Don’t like your competition Steve! How do you compete with My Bottom Smarts, Always Aroused Girl, Rickey, Naked Boy Chronicles, The Girl Who, Not Only But Also, RobOnt dot Net and the like?

  44. avatar
    Cameras 4 Eyes | 15 July 2006 at 7:39 am #

    YOWSAH! For The TIme Being number !

    Yes,chat up hte blog in all interviews forthcoming

    Got hooked on your Euro tour reports. One goes to see one’s faves do their thing, and leaves with questions – I thought it was a good show, did they? Were we a good audience? Did my flash bother ’em? Do they even know where they are?

    All, and so much more, answered in the Kilbey blog.
    I’ve recommended ya to my performer fiends, and everyone else I know who’s interested in being alive.

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 July 2006 at 7:51 am #

    woo hoo! sk, that’s fantastic news cos it means you’ll keep on coming back again and again to climb the charts and become the God of Gods in blog land!! I’ll do all I can to keep you here forever, you know that!!! (So where are you Mary A and young Kylie????)
    Can’t wait to read your reports from the USA, especially NYC, I love that place!!
    Take care, safe travels and love always,
    Amanda P

  46. avatar
    fantasticandy | 15 July 2006 at 9:03 am #

    if i get ya to number uno,will yer listen to the bloody cd then?!!! ya big bad blogstar! love,andy.

  47. avatar
    calling down baal and zeus | 15 July 2006 at 10:41 am #

    24 …23,…22,…its only a matter of time,..when all is said and done,..when the fat ladies singin 21….20,.. 19,..axons and dendrites blazing 18 …17…16..is it soup yet? 15,…14,..congtatulations Dr.,..its aboy ,..and a girl,..and a ,….13,.. 12 ,..

  48. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 July 2006 at 11:18 am #

    sk you are ON FIRE!!

  49. avatar
    carousel | 15 July 2006 at 11:51 am #

    it’s hard to believe less than two weeks ago
    you were all down in the dumps
    claiming we loyal TB junkies had abandoned ya
    remember that?
    and now look
    we’re a hippy snow ball
    getting set to roll around the globe
    and cool this planet down
    god knows it needs it
    and what do ya mean no friend?
    don’t we count!
    hey?
    hey?
    hey?
    yeah that’s right
    hey? X 700 baybee
    who said anything about nov 22nd?
    that day don’t exist any more
    we’re all going straight from the 21st to the 23rd
    and that’s that!
    today the world!!!
    tomorrow the stars!!!!!

  50. avatar
    Tokin' Jester | 15 July 2006 at 1:02 pm #

    Hyperthetically speakin’–If I should bring some greenery for you–How would I get it to ya? Have ya an emissary? an ambassador of local flora? I’ll be there, lurking about in the dark,on the edge of the lunatic fringe–19 & 21 7 2k6 – in the meantime I’ll try to grow some patience.

  51. avatar
    Drumwise | 15 July 2006 at 1:40 pm #

    I’ll be gathering up blogg-war hungry neophytes in the upper northeast quadrant of the USA. I must say though that we will be missing that usual pep talk, and sonic blessing from our general and his advisors in Boston this year.

  52. avatar
    Altres | 15 July 2006 at 1:47 pm #

    There are 24 major and minor keys in Western tonal music, not counting enharmonic equivalents.

    24 is also:

    The number of hours in a day.

    The number of frames per second at which motion picture film is usually projected.

    The number of cycles in the Chinese solar year.

    The usual number of teeth in a human child’s mouth.

    The number of karats representing 100% pure gold.

    The number of bits a computer needs to represent truecolour images (for a maximum of 16,777,216 colours).

    The number of letters in both the modern and classical Greek alphabet. For the latter reason, also the number of chapters or “books” into which Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad came to be divided.

    The number of points on a backgammon board.

    The nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence has the line “four and twenty blackbirds, baked in a pie”

    The maximum number of Knight Companions in the Order of the Garter

    The years AD 24, 24 BC, or 1924
    24 is considered an unlucky number in Cantonese culture because its pronounication is similar to that of “easy to die”. For this reason, many buildings skip this floor number. The same goes for 14, 34, 44, etc.

  53. avatar
    biggle boggle | 15 July 2006 at 1:47 pm #

    Alas, there are no royalties for charting in the blog world…SK, you are one hilarious old technocrat.

    When you rule the world, don’t forget to outlaw factory farming.

  54. avatar
    nickfiction | 15 July 2006 at 2:06 pm #

    steve you may be 24th to the world , but you are no. 1 to us , you are truly a blogging sensation. You have traveled the world countless times. even made the cover of the rollin stone! made hundreds of albums , played at the Oz olympics , but who knew you’d really become a star blogger and all these other acheivements would be come over shadowed by a simple blogg!!!!!

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    gavgams | 15 July 2006 at 2:51 pm #

    SK
    That’s pretty amazing…no 24.
    Congrats, but I really don’t care for making it no 1. Probably just get more crap for brains anon people. Better go under the radar methinks.

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    baby | 15 July 2006 at 3:18 pm #

    drinking xocolatl in california
    no doubt ye will soon be prom king too
    we’ll crown ye, corsage ye, limelight ye
    feathered serpent

    what’s better than best?

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    demeter | 15 July 2006 at 3:21 pm #

    come fly back
    kcab ylf emoc

    747 747

    bring us some songs & stories

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    General Catz | 15 July 2006 at 3:33 pm #

    Steve, congrats on the position, but the blog looks like something’s wrong… all that info on the lower right should be at the top. Maybe ask rk to fix it for ya?

    And screw this minister stuff, what you need is a round table!

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    veleska1970 | 15 July 2006 at 3:57 pm #

    steve, i just e-mailed the support team at blogger and recommended your blog for the “blogs of note”. we have to figure out ways to get you noticed!!

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    Daberhasher | 15 July 2006 at 4:09 pm #

    fier und zwanzig…
    most excellent steven, most excellent indeed…
    have fun bisecting and dissecting america…
    go ginsu on our wretched withering bloated AND anorexic corpse state…
    keep an eye out, no matter how much it hurts, for the beautiful bits…
    there’s still a few…
    and don’t drink the water in florid duh, it’s warm…
    and sewage……………

    aloha,
    ee

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    shawn_el | 15 July 2006 at 4:17 pm #

    Hey SK – You said that thing about no anonymouses on the Q+A thing so I signed up for a blogger account JUST FOR YOU!!! 🙂
    I was the one who asked you where and when you met NK.
    If you act as my tour guide for your jaunt round the US I will be totally game for following your travels in every sordid detail. I unfortunately will only be able to attend the shows in Pennsylvania and DC. But I promise to spend lots of $ on your merch.
    I’m American and dig your take on the US scene, although my neighborhood of DC and Baltimore is probably not as glamorous as your beloved Los Angeles or (ugh!) Florida.
    Good luck on your trip across the ocean and see ya soon.

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    Anonymous | 15 July 2006 at 4:51 pm #

    Thats awesome sk! number 24! Im gonna post a bulletin on myspace and send it out to all the masses i call friends. Then maybe itll be… 23. 23, you exclaim, is that all you can do anonymous? Yes, i answer. But its getting you to the top baybee!
    If you ever ran for president in the bad(Good) new(old) usa, id vote for you there, too.

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    Tony Pucci | 15 July 2006 at 5:20 pm #

    Hahahaha…..
    Just realized this blog post title
    was a take on the Chicago song
    one of their better songs, actually
    I’d buy a best of Chicago CD
    if it was just their 70s tunes
    but every one i’ve found
    also includes those ballads
    from the 80s
    “you’re the inspiration”
    yuck!

  64. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 15 July 2006 at 5:20 pm #

    Hahahaha…..
    Just realized this blog post title
    was a take on the Chicago song
    one of their better songs, actually
    I’d buy a best of Chicago CD
    if it was just their 70s tunes
    but every one i’ve found
    also includes those ballads
    from the 80s
    “you’re the inspiration”
    yuck!

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    drzej | 15 July 2006 at 5:42 pm #

    “24……24……24 hours a day.”

    That old Cabs song.

    Or the old/new American TV show (that I never watch). Would rather read this.

    Only a matter of time b4 the gods and goddesses of print and webbyinternetmedia contact the world to tell them:

    “One Mr. Steven Kilbey of Church phame is at #24. Let’s do an article.”

    But then what?

    Will this mean a Motley Crue blog….or worse?

    Well, we wouldn’t blame ya if it happened. In fact, we’d be surely and right proud of ya.

    Or better – maybe we can get ol’ Scott Walker to start blogging from The Drift. Never know.

    I tell ev’ryone who’ll listen, but they don’t really believe it’s you (it is, I tell them – trust me on this one).

    That you’re pleased by it all makes me pleased, but not at all surprised by your shining success.

    Not at all.

    My black cat Kitty perks an ear up when TTB lights up the iMac.

    The charts have missed you dearly.

    Happy flying.

    Stay lovely…..

    drzej

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    Krissythegroupie | 15 July 2006 at 6:39 pm #

    WOW congrats! Ever think of playing in instore at the Apple store in Soho, NYC..? You could do a performance/blog reading! And the signage could say, “World Famous Blogger!”

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    12str | 15 July 2006 at 6:56 pm #

    nice to see you in a good mood my friend…
    what does the nr 24 really mean?
    i allways thought youre nr 1!
    (haha seriuos sucking up here)
    my computer is completely fucked up and i have to use the computer in the diningroom of the restaurant i work in…
    interupted by guests all the time,i never seem to get the time to neither read or make comments as i want to….luckily for you perhaps=) but sad for me!
    love reading your stuff though and im looking forward to your us adventure…
    take care
    patrik

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    eek | 15 July 2006 at 7:45 pm #

    “eek is minister for secret police”

    oooh cool! Does this mean I get to hunt down the anons, drag them out of their houses in the middle of the night, and beat them…err, I mean, gently suggest they get blogger accounts?

    Of course I will make sure any sucky reviewers or interviewers pay dearly for their suckiness. And the transgressions of obnoxious fans will not go unnoticed either…. 😉

    Yep…you mess with the almighty Stevester, blogge leader of the world, you will live in fear for the rest of your wretched lives!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Best wishes to you Steve for a smooth flight today. I’ll be thinking of you.

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    landru | 15 July 2006 at 9:11 pm #

    US War correspondant … that should be interesting. There is a kind of war going on here, that’s for sure. A subtle, neurotic war of ideas, I guess.

    I am a former Floridian and believe me, if there is one place in America where you’ll find all types, that is it. More Europeans, etc., than you can believe. And, having lived in Tampa in days gone by, a decent band showing up anywhere on the pennensula is an event.

    I’m one of the “straights” … well, these days. But, I don’t cut down trees. I won’t even mow the lawn.

    Number 24 … you beat out all those political bloggers, etc? I find it hard to believe, but … I don’t read those blogs, either.

    If your optimism survives LA, we’ll all be greatful …

    Mike

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    pharaoh | 15 July 2006 at 9:33 pm #

    Another grin-inducing entry Mr K. Until the day I rise to the higher echelons of your War (Shadow) Cabinet im happy to chip in with the grunts on the frontline of Troof. Fresh recruits are on their merry way!

    Godspeed and best of luck with the tour and flight ahead. Though i wont be seeing any of your US shows (being a Brisbanite) im very much looking forward to your tour… not only to hear what the US fiends here on yon blogge make of it, but also enjoy your mordant observations on American culture and life on tour. And of course, even more emotionally-bruised anonnymouses lurking here after taking offence to your opinions on the Bushes, guns, tv, fastfood and corporate hegemony.

    Sally forth SK, we got your back droog.

    J

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    FLANK&CO. | 16 July 2006 at 12:11 am #

    This bloggy has it all. loyal followers.. The anti-Steve…LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT …..GO YO GOOD THANG.

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    davem | 16 July 2006 at 6:25 am #

    Hello SK,
    Whilst she may have no pants, you do have a nifty line in shorts & velvet jackets!!
    Safest of safe trips Steve. Be kind to him America!
    Love you more,

    Dave

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    don joe | 16 July 2006 at 3:28 pm #

    OMG steve!! Please tell me ur not just happy coz ur no 24..?

    G/L for the you ess of ay.. send my regards to bush, colon, dick whoever etc. give axl rose a kiss for me and thank him for what he hasn’t given us since god knows when..and i give u a kiss for what u have given since god made the church ahmen…wow..u r god?!..well u n petey put the church together so ur both gods..whats Marty then?

    ML,
    don joe

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    Shara | 17 July 2006 at 12:04 pm #

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    rubikon | 18 July 2006 at 6:26 pm #

    Hi Steve,

    Sorry I haven’t left any comments for the last few days but my computer died…MAJOR, MAJOR GRIEF!.

    Still it’s OK now, almost.

    Thanks for answering all my questions – I used a few pseudonyms ;)- and you answered ’em all.

    Number 24, eh..those numbers are certainly crunchin’ – you’ll soon be the Toppermost of Bloggies, or Bloggii, or whatever.

    Ciao,


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