posted on September 17, 2006 at 9:02 pm

im uninspired to write this blogge
ive got nothin’ to say
and no way of saying it
theres been some very bad personal news(not mine)
that has slowed rehearsals right down
we are rehearsing in industrial suburb now
in middle of nowhere
either noisy guitars or lotsa blokes sitting round
smoking cigarettes and watching football
people drinking beer (burp)
people eating pizzas (ditto)
cars drivin’ up deliverin’ n takin’ away amps n drums
i do yoga in an empty rehearsal room
with the thump thump thump
of some dismal heavy metal plodders
coming thru the wall
just what this world neeeds
some tattooed turkeys grindin’ out
another ‘orrible bleeding racquet
some geezer singin’ in a high pitched voice
about the devil (yawn)
millions of “musicians” all over this world
dreamin’ of the big time
spendin’ their hard earned dough
on rehearsals n guitar pedals n beers n pizzas
many are called
few are chosen
still you say
let em have their dreams
even if their dream is generating a loathesome row
in a rehearsal room in belmore
sure sure
dream on boys
what the hell would i know
im jus’ knockin’ out this uninspired blogge
and thats it

79 Responses to “uninspired blogge”

  1. avatar
    Fandorin | 17 September 2006 at 10:02 pm #

    im thinking the same about the neighbour downstairs, steve. jus planning to move. dirty burpin ciggiestinkin asshole. needs some army to move a fandorin, … or some loathsome bastard i dont want to see next to my child…

  2. avatar
    Fandorin | 17 September 2006 at 10:04 pm #

    good luck with the rehearsals, btw. you guys should rehearse in some heaven designed by eno. btw, where to send that bottle of exquisite bohemian herbal liqueur i wanted to give you in london, just that i could not get there…what’s the address of the karmic hit headquarter skyscraper=?

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 September 2006 at 10:16 pm #

    Short but funny as ever.
    You’re not rehearsing at 7.02 am in Belmore!!!
    And dont tell me someone’s leavin the band.

    Dutch Pierre

  4. avatar
    mattdavison | 17 September 2006 at 10:33 pm #

    Oh Dutcho… Under the Contract “NO ONE” is ever aloud to leave the Crrunch..And under section 1/.44b of the agreemement They are never aloud to break -up. OK” (hOWZ hERB)u dic.

  5. avatar
    swampcrittermittinsmitter | 17 September 2006 at 10:38 pm #

    that mattdavison is cool huh!! got ta talk yo ya pierre..e-mail me

  6. avatar
    Glemb | 17 September 2006 at 10:43 pm #

    Yo Swamp – MD – rokc it up big time!
    Have you heard Los Ringsow? Almost as good. Peirre, don’t worry bugge no one is gonna. Hey fandorin, just send it my way or lets catch up and hook in to it. see you all soon. Meet you on Lonelygirl 15 blog in 20.

  7. avatar
    Melquiades | 17 September 2006 at 11:27 pm #

    I’m worried about your comment, Steve. Hope all will right itself whatever it may be.

    To do yoga next to – and within earshot – of such a seemingly caustic enviroment, says to me you have a disciplined mind to push those invasive distractions aside. Or, you just said fuck it, I’ll wait for the seaside.

    hope all is well.

  8. avatar
    stealthblue | 18 September 2006 at 12:05 am #

    We all gotta have our dreams. Guilty as charged…’cept I don’t play loud “devil BS” :), and thanfully we don’t need to use a rehearsal space. Done that before, don’t dig it…for just those very reasons you mentioned. Sorry to hear about whomever’s bad news, hope it all pans out. Good luck with everything. Keep us posted. Cheers,bro…

  9. avatar
    mike a | 18 September 2006 at 12:25 am #

    Good luck with your rehearsals!!

  10. avatar
    fergal | 18 September 2006 at 1:13 am #

    is it not an option to rehearse at the swanky karmic hit HQ? do they not have rehearsal space there?

  11. avatar
    veleska1970 | 18 September 2006 at 1:16 am #

    i hope that the bad news rights itself for whomever it’s affecting.

    i thought you were rehearsing in a secluded, secret area? sounds like you’re at grand central station. hopefully the “loathesome row” that’s being generated doesn’t become a full-fledged brawl between y’all. just keep doing what you do that’s so great. from what you are saying, they don’t have what it takes, anyway.

  12. avatar
    mandn | 18 September 2006 at 1:46 am #

    “theres been some very bad personal news(not mine)”

    oh my my, dear Orpheus, please let those concerned
    know we are thinking of them and wish a speedy and
    happy ending to whatever this may be.

    nothing else matters but the happiness of friends.


  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2006 at 2:23 am #

    Sorry to hear about the bad news sk. I hope whoever it is, will be ok.
    Good luck with it all.

    Take care and love always,
    (Thanks for writing to us even though you dont feel like it and have so many other important things to worry about)

  14. avatar
    captainmission | 18 September 2006 at 2:38 am #

    Just returned from the astral realms, where i seem to spend a lot of time in an ever evolving loop of attraction with a girl i have yet to meet. She inhabits my dreams, and always smiles and waves at me when i walk or in last nights case rode passed her.
    So this morning i have been catching up on your Blog. Ohh maybe you have pulled me into your ‘field,’actually i think i am easily pulled into church related fields. It’s easy for me to get lost in there.
    Well as you know if ever you need a ride, drop me a line, if i can, i will, safe and sound, no charge.

    Hope that whatever is going down rights itself asap and if ya need some inspiration, i saw a good movie you may enjoy called ‘solaris.’
    It really needs a church soundtrack.

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2006 at 2:44 am #

    & hugs for you

  16. avatar
    ...being here, doing this... | 18 September 2006 at 2:53 am #

    “i know you wont believe this
    but then what then is belief in belief itself
    and what is in the realms of the unimaginable?
    i have been to other worlds”

    Steve, you may find this article interesting.

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2006 at 3:29 am #

    I hope all is ok.. re that bad newz.
    Positive energy all the way to ya

    from Neew Zeelund.

  18. avatar
    mattdavison | 18 September 2006 at 3:29 am #

    That was me …

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2006 at 4:59 am #

    hi sk
    you’re never
    sending love
    your way

  20. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 18 September 2006 at 5:12 am #

    your inspiration is me ofcourse… and that new choich song that awaits me, haha…

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2006 at 5:22 am #

    Hey Steve,

    didn’t sound good. Hope whoever is hurting has reason to look up and smile real soon.

    You sound down and despondent, hope is all OK with you.


  22. avatar
    crucified in space | 18 September 2006 at 5:57 am #

    Grant Maclennan Tribute finished the Valley Fiesta here in Brisbane last night. All the usual suspects from the local scene gave a fitting sign off. My how nice it was to hear those songs again, and so beautifully sung…

  23. avatar
    calling down baal and zeus | 18 September 2006 at 7:27 am #

    well were all grimm receivers at this end ,…dont much enjoy bad news ,..were all gettin olderand theres so many of us…


    were here for u ..bounce yer ideas ,..whims ,..fanicies offa us

    and concerns …..

    gonna send out blinding white loveand piecering strength to those who might need it ,….life,.. such a joy ,..such a terrible joke,..all this power n energy and im stuck here, here

    part of the package…i know..

    god speed to resolution…

    wild hippie type…

  24. avatar
    calling down baal and zeus | 18 September 2006 at 7:30 am #

    ….oh yeah were always thankin ya for the inspiration,…

    well i wanna thak ya for the uninspired as well…..

  25. avatar
    syrinx | 18 September 2006 at 8:01 am #

    That you can still churn out a blog for the faithful (although you are entitled to your days off, my good man), despite feeling massively UNinspired – s’a giving thing you do. Accepted with appreciation.

    Be well.

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2006 at 8:12 am #

    mattdavison of new zeeland. two weeks of no casino = not having to ask for your name on the door

  27. avatar
    kat | 18 September 2006 at 8:40 am #

    mondays were meant to fall
    lost on a road he knew by heart
    it was like a book he read
    in his sleep, endlessly

  28. avatar
    rubikon | 18 September 2006 at 8:56 am #


    Sorry to hear of the bad personal news – whoever received it.

    Heavy metal – I agree – an awful bloody noise – music?, hmm, I think not – gives me a headache just thinkung about it.

    I played in a heavy rock band many moons ago I’m afraid to say – when I was young and misguided – those guys are so conservative in their nonconformity if you know what I mean.


  29. avatar
    fantasticandy | 18 September 2006 at 9:38 am #

    sendin’ loadsa good vibes to sydney.

  30. avatar
    mattdavison | 18 September 2006 at 12:04 pm #

    Please please, Sk keep it together…
    Stop this Malarrky………… Don’t let it happen, I am not paranoid, I just know the hap’s with you ladds.
    Be Inspired!!! the world needs you……Have ya told the bandies how popular this bloggie is, and we all came here because of the CHURCH
    /if i am wrong than all gd))), …….just the usual (rocker) band stuff.
    But Fuc we need that music man.

    No rummors people..Its just a feeling THE CHURCH ARE AT THE PEAK.

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2006 at 12:52 pm #

    I know what you mean, SK. I’ve been searching for other space rockers to play with in Melbourne and just keep coming across metal morons at every turn. I’d rather go surfing.

  32. avatar
    CSTCoach | 18 September 2006 at 1:52 pm #

    Sorry to hear about the bad news (not yours). Hope all the choich guys are well.

    heavy metal gives me a headache.

    all the best with the rehersals in yer secret, undisclosed location. i envy those who are able to attend these full-on electric shows.

    glad you guys are still out there, doin whatcha do. As someone said above, the band is at such an incredible peak. never sounded better, richer, more layered, IMO.


  33. avatar
    davidcwelker | 18 September 2006 at 2:55 pm #

    interesting to hear an insider’s view of the music biz. now i remember why i never became a rock star, that and the fact that i cant sing, play guitar, in fact i have no rhythm at all, i’m not even good lookin. i found my rightful place as an ugly listener.

  34. avatar
    the pissenger | 18 September 2006 at 4:19 pm #

    yes, the peak… thanks matt

    bad news, bad noise, what a year it’s been

    fairly knocks the stuffing out of a teddy, what?


  35. avatar
    ambnt1 | 18 September 2006 at 4:42 pm #


    The taxi driver told me to tell you: “Don’t worry, sir, I take care of you! Believe me, I get you where you want to go.” He also say: “Thanx for the extra ten bucks. Ha ha!”


  36. avatar
    davem | 18 September 2006 at 7:04 pm #

    I don’t know if it means anything to you but I’m sending you my love & best wishes from England.
    You’re never far from my thoughts, especially when things aren’t so good in your life.
    Love you more,

    Dave M

  37. avatar
    DJK082067 | 18 September 2006 at 7:14 pm #


    Sorry about you current situation. Hope everything works out the best for you and the mates.

  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2006 at 7:26 pm #

    whaddayamean you don’t like heavy metal – i like their lyrics the best – very muchos funnyos indeedos

    for example (from the magnificent 3 inches of blood)

    Axes of evil, strong not feeble
    Axes of evil, come on!
    Axes of evil, our fates wrapped in steel
    Axes of evil, come on! Come on!!!

    look and learn kilbey, see where you’re going wrong now

    regards pip

  39. avatar
    Daniel 27,3 | 18 September 2006 at 7:38 pm #

    Well, I really do like Helmet (they’re not very metal, are they?). But does this interest anyone? We’re all much more concerned about the ‘very bad personal news’. It does sound pretty alarming.
    Hope you’re all well.

  40. avatar
    arcturus | 18 September 2006 at 7:57 pm #

    hey steve,
    some days are better than others!are you in good health?are you surrounded by people who love and appreciate you?i dont know,sometimes we just have to be happy about the small and simple things,you know?i do know from reading these blogs,that there is a lot of love and beauty in the people here that wish to expess and share there creative eneergy!do you read these blogs steve?everythings going to be just fine,you watch.whatever problems seem giant and outa control,will tomorrow be a soft whisper of sweetness in your ear,gentle and strong at the same all i say to you is be patient,be encouraged,be strong,be present to the emotions and then,clear your mind and go into something else deeply and when you return things wont be the way they regardless we love you and in our minds we send you light to heal the sadness,and erupt with joy ….blurting out giggles…and imagining all the beauty you create when you are inspired!come on steve,you gonna get through this!if you ever need to talk,well………..arcturus

  41. avatar
    JJ | 18 September 2006 at 8:10 pm #

    Situation’s the same for me, traveled to a boring place this week for work; with people I have nothing in common with, can’t stand it when I have to come here. Airplane home on Friday can’t come too soon.

    It’s hot here, I’m grouchy. At least there’s Internet in hotel lobby.


  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2006 at 8:58 pm #

    how depressing. Where’s John nowadays anyway?

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2006 at 10:36 pm #

    If you are knocking together any new material maybe it will come out with a metal edge to it due to your current proximity. You never know, they might be really nice guys who have been influenced you the likes of your good self….influences are a funny thing, no?

    Speaking of which, I have obviously been a huge influence on Justin Timberlake as if you listen to his new song, Sexyback, you can hear that I get name checked in it! Just at the end of the chorus..

    ‘….Come here girl, go head B. Bon with it’
    ‘Come to the back, go head B. Bon with it’ etc etc

    Now really listen closely folks, and you’ll hear it….it’s not like you can avoid that song at the moment any way.

    My reputation has spread far and wide, eh? Who knew?

    Take it to the bridge!


  44. avatar
    Darrin | 19 September 2006 at 12:13 am #

    My monday was pretty uninspiring too, until I got home and found a cardboard tube in my mailbox, containing a print of one “Absinthe” self portrait of a certain singer/songwriter/bassist/blogger extraordinaire. Now I’m inspired to make a trip to the frame shop!

  45. avatar
    Dunkling | 19 September 2006 at 12:25 am #

    Yikes, don’t double scare me in one week. First yer gonna die then someone else has mebbe died. Is this the end for the Choich? Stay tuned. (P.S. I have the double grandfather, father curse on the year 59 so I related to yer previous blog).

  46. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2006 at 12:37 am #

    Hi Steve,
    I totally understand the ’52nd year’ that your father and grandfather has left you with. I entered my 23rd year with the same apprehension, however I turned that apprehension into a positive. I got married when I was 23 actually on my mothers birthday. That was over twenty years ago – it was a good omen.

    A belated birthday wish – I truly hope that this year brings amazing gifts.

  47. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2006 at 12:59 am #

    Dear Steve,

    just letting you know that heaps of us choichers are worried about you and the guys.

    Are you OK?


  48. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2006 at 1:04 am #

    one one
    one two
    one two
    one one
    one two
    one two

    white metal’s
    the tail
    of a
    in a
    18 ultimacies
    southwest of

  49. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2006 at 1:14 am #

    spell-checker (dope!)

    one one
    one two
    one two
    one one
    one two
    one two

    white metal’s
    the tail
    of a
    in a
    18 ultimacies
    southwest of

  50. avatar
    don joe | 19 September 2006 at 2:22 am #

    stick with it Steve.

    Will be worth the torment once the church front up and ease our torment and our energy can erase what exists for u now.

    maybe those yobbo’s could be a support act? Put ’em in the carpark to remove those who may not really be at the gig to see You Marty et al and just wanna talk??

    just an idea.

    See you soon

    don joe

  51. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2006 at 3:22 am #

    Attn: davidcwelker. It sounds like you’ve got what it takes to be a metal front man!

  52. avatar
    bucks burnett | 19 September 2006 at 4:17 am #

    Inspiration’s not everything it’s cracked up to be!

  53. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 19 September 2006 at 5:49 am #

    Hmm..I’m kinda jonesin for another post now..don’t be uninspired too long!

  54. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2006 at 7:02 am #

    so hard…finding etc etc….

  55. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2006 at 7:17 am #

    This may not mean that much to you, but I’m really missing the daily post. Your words resonate with me and I love feeling the connection.
    May you come back soon

  56. avatar
    the new moodist | 19 September 2006 at 10:15 am #

    and the cab driver says….

    ‘is this where you live?’

    ‘is this where you live?’

    ‘is this where you live?’

  57. avatar
    Glemb | 19 September 2006 at 10:23 am #

    Big Stevey,
    Cheer up mate, come on – life is a bit p and down ya gotta roll with it. Like MattDivishion – don’t be glum be a chum. You got a real lot – so cheer up boy.
    Even the pissenger knows – it’s got to be perfect. You and the boys just need to wrote another hit. Get back to basics and sell some records. It’s not hard. Try putting the chords to UNguareded moment backwards – it will make you happy. And millions of people around the work.

    Thanks mate,
    Cheerup for all our sake, you are being selfish.

  58. avatar
    Crystal Loving Heart | 19 September 2006 at 10:27 am #

    The truth is hidden in the eyes of those that cannot see. Your health is strong and you will find so much love and happiness around you every day – even the birds in the trees seem to whisper love if you listen. Take your sorrows and make them a smile. Turn your troubles inside out – you have great spiritualaty and blessing – it is obvious you are a great reincarnation – I beleve from Atlantis. This is a test the universe is putting before you – just keep your chin up and believe, only your beliefs can keep you in truth.

    God is with you in every whisper of the morning.

  59. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2006 at 10:27 am #

    Somethings missing today, I’m jonesin’ real bad at the moment too for a few words….where art thou? Hope everythings ok.


  60. avatar
    Crystal Loving Heart | 19 September 2006 at 10:29 am #

    Also, can you play Warm Oily Spell in your upcoming shows – I think it would be good for your karma and it is a real favoutie of mine. THanks.

  61. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2006 at 10:33 am #

    You’re not being selfish for not writing a blog today like that nutcase above wrote!!! If you dont feel like it, so be it….(but we do miss you heaps).

  62. avatar
    sue cee | 19 September 2006 at 11:20 am #

    SK will be back soon im sure. There’s been a sad tragedy in one of the band member’s families so please be understanding – they have a lot on their minds and plates at the moment.

  63. avatar
    gavgams | 19 September 2006 at 11:33 am #

    “Keep your machine head up, ol plank spanker.”

    Love from all of us here at the Valley (Snake Valley, home of the Kilbey Commune).

    PS: We have plenty organic Jazz n movement ana orchids annna mind-shafts to plumb the soul in parables of depths in space rocks so casually so melodiaclly dropped inna n inno a whole lotta liquid black for a splash a countin in seconds of disappearance beneath sun drenched heath.

    Possum parables n Churchy reverences rule here n the valley with no fences n turkeys. Be free even when your not is to be breathless and free. The answer’s in the trees, man, so many colours of green, so many to see. Thank you to the Kilb who created all this. The poss doth bless.

  64. avatar
    Tim K | 19 September 2006 at 11:38 am #

    Jeez, you would think for being such an seemingly “enlightened” person with a successful artistic career(unless you were fucking it up yourself), that there would be more for you to write about than just about how other humans are expressing themselves in a manner you don’t approve of. Would you rather they play some limp-wristed jangle-pop??

    “spendin’ their hard earned dough
    on rehearsals n guitar pedals n beers n pizzas” hmmm, maybe scoring junk is a better investment??

    “many are called
    few are chosen
    still you say
    let em have their dreams
    even if their dream is generating a loathesome row
    in a rehearsal room in belmore
    sure sure
    dream on boys”

    I still can’t get over this… The Church has a long successful career in the music industry, with top 40 hits, sustained cult following, and full artistic control, and there is still room to complain over some dudes banging out tunes after work? You get to go home and write nonsense on the internet all day, they probably have to do something real like plumbing, fixing cars, making the power is on for the computer that you are typing nonsense on. What is next, when you reach heaven and are the puffy white clouds going to be a bit too soft for you? God, I like what you have done with the place but…

  65. avatar
    veleska1970 | 19 September 2006 at 11:43 am #

    thanks, sue cee. my thoughts and prayers to the family and loved ones.

  66. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2006 at 12:41 pm #

    sk, tomorrow’s a new day.
    looking forward to your musings
    whatever they may be

  67. avatar
    restaurant mark | 19 September 2006 at 1:06 pm #

    hope the clouds clear…

  68. avatar
    John Garratt | 19 September 2006 at 1:29 pm #


  69. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2006 at 1:38 pm #

    fandorkin is a bore

  70. avatar
    mandn | 19 September 2006 at 1:54 pm #

    sue cee,
    thank you for letting us know, but now I am really worried.

    My heart goes out to the boys and their families at this time.
    We are thinking of you all.

    much love,

  71. avatar
    CSTCoach | 19 September 2006 at 2:09 pm #

    sue cee,

    thanks for the update. i’m really sorry to hear that. sending up burnt offerings for the guys…


  72. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 19 September 2006 at 2:39 pm #

    Thanks for letting us know Sue Cee, of course all the good vibes are being sent in their general direction. Let us know if there is anything we can do!!
    Cee in SF.

  73. avatar
    davem | 19 September 2006 at 7:17 pm #

    Thanks for the info Sue – much appreciated. I’ve been worrying all day at work.
    Love to you SK (& Marty, Peter & Tim).

    Dave M

  74. avatar
    stealthblue | 19 September 2006 at 7:33 pm #

    Oh no…I had a feeling it was as such.
    Thank you so much, Sue, for the update.
    The guys and their loved ones are in my prayers.
    Peace to you all,
    Ben V.

  75. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2006 at 7:37 pm #

    “Tim K.”
    BACK OFF, I think you’ve missed the point!!

  76. avatar
    mandn | 19 September 2006 at 7:59 pm #

    weird, bloggie is at #2 today…

    Probably not how you would’ve wanted it Orpheus, but there you go.


  77. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2006 at 8:51 pm #

    Hope its all well
    Im trying to understand somethings about people myself
    a good friend, a needle, the damage done
    the unbearable guilt, the suicide
    the end for some
    the new beginning for others
    gosh everyone needs salvation
    Its such a damn drag
    hope its better
    the suffering is all around
    I built this garden
    for us
    please dont complicate
    its hard I know
    bless yourselves

    jaime r…..

  78. avatar
    mattdavison | 19 September 2006 at 10:00 pm #

    Oh O! no new bloggie…. People something is up with our King Muse.
    the Kilb is dealing with something..

    Bit Worried!!

  79. avatar
    MATTDAVISON | 19 September 2006 at 10:06 pm #

    Shit Sue!!, I didde read yr entry till now….. My Comment is invalid.
    Thank you for the information.

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