posted on March 21, 2006 at 11:47 pm

im standing at a urinal
trying to have a piss
theres an aussie yobbo behind me
screaming my lyrics in my ear
the yobbo is bawling in my ear
i’ll have to remember this for my blogge
i thinks to meself
i shoulda turned round and peed on the idiot
how surreal it all is…
why is he screaming thus?
who knows…
obviously im fair game

on duty 24 hours a day
even answering the calls of nature…
then said yobb talked all thru our show
along with a cloth eared bint
who answered her mobile phone
rudely loudly and tastelessly
and had the gall to come backstage
and tell me how she had to take the call
it was a long lost friend…
dont ever let me catch either of you idiots again
anywhere near me…
we pl;aying accoustic
im sorry
im fucking deaf as a post
and i(and timbo) cannae handle
loud racquets anymore
if i fucking catch ya talking at mah gig
im gonna jump off the stagey
and el kabong ya with my bass
try me n see
i got no tolerance for ya
ya rude bastards n bitches
zip yer lips
or out you go….

we’re the best band on earth
we play once in a blew moon
just shuttup while we’re playing
or powlesy or me
is gonna nail ya ….HARDE!

yeah well we were brilliant of course
the new songs were great
the olde songs were great
we just getting better n butter
next monday its sydnees tern
i wouldnt miss it fer quids

so many things on the horizon now
so many songs to finish
bits n pieces to tie together

i finished my book on shakespeare
i was crying
he was my age when he died
of what?
drink, syphilis?
he had just lost his 2 younger brothers as well
he had no idea that he would live on
as one of the greats
could you imagine that in 400 years
anyone will give a toss about anything thats happnin’now?
marilyn manson?
brad pitt?
harry friggin potter?
i cant see it myself
oh william s…how yer words move me
the exquisite poignance of yer stuff dazzles me
i completely take off my hat to ya
i love you, you olde dead playwright
i kneel to yer talent
and i wonder how you diddit

people throw down yer gossip rag
(kirsties love diet!!??)
and get yerselves the collected work of ws
check out the tempest..
prospero a role made fer yer humble hero
why do ya think i called my eldest daughter miranda?
let the language permeate ya
dont try n understand it literally word by word
let it happen in yer heart
its the best stuff
not stuffy academic stodge
this is alive
itll make ya laugh n cry at the same time
youll be in love with the heroines
youll hate the villians
its the best
believe me
its the best
i love you crazy fooles
im trying to stick around longer than the bard tho
i know youll be needing me
later on

58 Responses to “we are such stuff as dreams are made on”

  1. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 22 March 2006 at 12:37 am #

    thanks for being here sk!

  2. avatar
    the dean | 22 March 2006 at 12:44 am #

    what about people taking photes at your gigs? do they need proof that they were there? have these gadget people no imaginaton or memory?
    screw em all.
    robert fripp reakons that he’s had to practice long and hard to be a good performer but the audience has done nought to know how to be good listeners.
    starting to rant, must be catching.

  3. avatar
    boris | 22 March 2006 at 12:47 am #

    old WS was a horny old bugger
    this couplet is from one of his sonnets,
    “were kisses all the joys in bed
    one woman would another wed.”

  4. avatar
    eek | 22 March 2006 at 12:50 am #

    I hate people sometimes. …still, I had to laugh.

    You need a couple of people with stun guns to cruise your gigs zapping the offensive cretins. It wouldn’t hurt them (permanently, anyway), but would shut them up quite effectively. I’ll volunteer to do some zapping. 🙂

  5. avatar
    Ross | 22 March 2006 at 12:51 am #

    You were fucking great Steve. Your stuff gets better and better. Those rude pricks at the concert need smashing. They ruined the feel of some of the show. Thanks for punching through however.


  6. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 22 March 2006 at 12:55 am #

    Ian McCull just throws his mic at people that are talking. There ya go!

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 March 2006 at 2:29 am #

    What is the matter with the dickheads who talk at gigs? The trash at the Corner last year were REALLY bad. I wanted ’em dead!
    On the subject of the Corner, can ya tell ’em to get rid of the chairs and tables at the front of the stage? I don’t wanna be distracted by a bunch of sloths slouchin’ at their kitchen tables. I wanna be able to worship at your very feet!

  8. avatar
    si-kli | 22 March 2006 at 3:35 am #

    do ya use your fretless anymore? A good bass for quieter gigs, sounds good in “Late for an appointment”, or at least i think that’s what the songs called

  9. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 22 March 2006 at 3:48 am #

    “Look how the floor of heaven
    is being inlaid with patins of bright gold. The man that hath no music in himself is fit for treason, stratagems and spoils. Let no such man be trusted.”

    Err…I think that’s it. Thanks for all that you are, SK. Keep it up!


  10. avatar
    Rehan | 22 March 2006 at 3:55 am #

    Here’s wishing you all the best for the Sydney gig! God how i wish i could be there!

  11. avatar
    groupieofkrissythegroupie | 22 March 2006 at 4:05 am #

    How hot and talented is krissythegroupie, the bunnygrrrl.
    Great website, worth checking out.

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 March 2006 at 4:13 am #

    I had to laugh at the request for The Disillusionist & ur response of being naive & optimistic – basically fucking stupid.
    Here’s a request thats optimistic but not naive – why don’t u do Don’t Look Back & go STRAIGHT into 0408?
    Go on … Kabong me.
    No don’t – it’s ma boithday.

    Dutch Pierre

  13. avatar
    neo hippy punch on | 22 March 2006 at 4:23 am #

    Where’s the massive stack of AC30’s, I thought this was going to be an electric gig.
    People talking during acoustic again, really?
    Better fucking not happen in Melbourne, the Corner gave me the shits, the talkers that is, not you.
    A punch on during MATS, fuck that would be funny!
    I can just see it, I went to a church gig and a bar brawl broke out, who would have ever thought.

  14. avatar
    madam lash | 22 March 2006 at 5:09 am #

    i’m killin’ time to die my hare
    you gotta look chic to get anywhere
    i get charisma injekshons
    to keep me neerer to purrfekshon
    i’m gettin away with murder

    what’s goin on down the hall
    the drummers got my chick up against the wall
    she doesn’t know that he’s dis-eased
    i hope he feels very pl-eased
    to get away with murder

    just how long we can keep this up
    i can’t possibly tell
    when I looked in the mirror just then
    the guy in there sayed get to hell

    she’s got a face to make you feel speedy
    she’s like a page in the book i’m readin’
    she’s a hawk and you’re in her talons
    but her face is so like a sighron
    she’s gettin’ away with murder

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 March 2006 at 5:30 am #

    can’t wait to read more
    about your brilliant shows
    thanks for taking us
    along for the ride.
    for those of us
    on the other side
    of the globe
    it’s the next best
    thing to being there.
    ps those uncivilized
    blabbing idiots should be

  16. avatar
    lily | 22 March 2006 at 5:54 am #

    Steve, the urinal story was hilarious. “Lord, what fools these mortals be” indeed!

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 March 2006 at 5:58 am #

    tell you a funny story
    i met you (steve) at urinal one night at the metro (sydney)
    it was album release for freaky conclusions or something may be winter 2002 anyway a kh gig

    there you were speaking with all your fans
    there’s johno and his mate dale toootalllly hammered on about 15 camperdown madness billies (homegrown hydro, bongs)
    way tooo stoned to string a sentence together let alone tell you how i been going to all your gigs since 1981
    (cronulla workers) buying all your books, t-shirts, records, art etc……

    so later in the night a support band played and johno requiring an evacuation downstairs (piss)
    preceded to the gents. Standing at the urinal, as you do, i hear a voice in close proximity, “you know you can’t own
    beer you can only rent it” thinking to myself oh yeah whatever i look up and its STEVE FUCKING KILBEY!!!!! standing at the
    pisser talking to me! little old johno trying to work up the courage to introduce himself allnight here’s my chance
    “well steve it appears my lease is up” i can be soooo quick sometimes!

    love the blog


  18. avatar
    sid vicious | 22 March 2006 at 6:05 am #

    oh yeah!!
    if your’e intending to do some clubbin of rudish ignoramus’s with le olde bass yielded as one’s reversed sword, (they make good paddles too, albeit somewhat heavy)
    a fretless is best
    as it won’t rip ends off fingertips
    like the fret-ends of a fretted bass neck are prone to do, especially after sudden impact stops guitar body momentum, and causes handgrip-on-neck to slide, due to successful cranium connection.

    It’s a great tension releases, but tis still de hardest way of hittin em with de bass mon.

    Don’t be in a hurry to join me here in hell, sick of walking these coals and living THAT nite over n over n over …..arrhhhh.

    Hey, at least they were at YOUR GIG right?!

  19. avatar
    sid vicious | 22 March 2006 at 6:05 am #

    oh yeah!!
    if your’e intending to do some clubbin of rudish ignoramus’s with le olde bass yielded as one’s reversed sword, (they make good paddles too, albeit somewhat heavy)
    a fretless is best
    as it won’t rip ends off fingertips
    like the fret-ends of a fretted bass neck are prone to do, especially after sudden impact stops guitar body momentum, and causes handgrip-on-neck to slide, due to successful cranium connection.

    It’s a great tension releases, but tis still de hardest way of hittin em with de bass mon.

    Don’t be in a hurry to join me here in hell, sick of walking these coals and living THAT nite over n over n over …..arrhhhh.

    Hey, at least they were at YOUR GIG right?!

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 March 2006 at 6:44 am #

    hey jc . . .

    did you buy a halogen cd or a lane cd or a jlk cd or a snog cd at that kh gig? did you? nope? you should of pissed on him too sk.

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 March 2006 at 8:08 am #

    oh no!1 not an accousic tour,i love the new single, can`t wait for the album to finally fucking arrive, and was looking forward to the tour,saw church twice on after evrything tour about four years ago, just doesn`t happen in my opinion,two years ago see an electric show on the forget yourself tour and , Irealised why this band are my all time favourite.

  22. avatar
    captainmission | 22 March 2006 at 8:23 am #

    hello there, despite being a verocious reader i never read any of the bard nor saw his plays till i saw ya at Lash’s joint, very cool, that shylock chappy had me captivated, i’ll read the tempest and see what occurs, always been a fan of a good yarn, i did see the movie ‘fantastic planet’ which i believe is based upon the tempest, kinda kooky 60’s thing with a strange ‘id’ being and a dodgy spaceship.
    glad to hear the brissy gig went down well, i knew it would, err you did’nt know anything about that tempest that swept through the state do ya, you old magickian you?

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 March 2006 at 8:34 am #

    hey Steve, Don’t focus on the odd rude person, most of us are nice. As much as I love to see the church it is a social thing too, been to every gig for the last 15 years including travelling interstate, bought every album etc etc and even I admit to daring to speak on occasion, while the great ones are on stage. The odd bit of yap didn’t bother me….. How about the big buzz through the PA??? Anyone notice that?

    Far be it from me to speak out but. Let the hero worship continue…

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 March 2006 at 8:55 am #

    I managed to have the the best church gig ever NOT TOO LONG AGO, and it did include no daft cunt/S talking within earshot, what is it with these fuckin morons at gigs ,FUCK OFF, take your drugs and dreary blathering mouths with you, people come to hear great music not lsten to you discuss some stupid detail/s of your life,probably some of same shitheads who visit cinemas once too often,aahh ,all better now.

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 March 2006 at 9:00 am #

    i`m REALLY curious ,about the kinda steve we`d have if you were to pack drugs in ,i mean basically narcs/alcohol …..seriously….. poss ciggies,food, and sex later??? , know what i mean steveie baybee x.
    come on the other you,on the OTHER SIDE.

  26. avatar
    Stay on this side | 22 March 2006 at 9:31 am #

    Stay on the side of good:
    practice humble kindness and you will kind of (a couple of spliffs a day,sex and chocolate bars are fine)

  27. avatar
    groupieofthegroupieofkrissythegroupie | 22 March 2006 at 9:35 am #

    Where are my groupies?

  28. avatar
    sue | 22 March 2006 at 9:54 am #

    not much has changed since the 16th Century..Steve..Shakespeare’s plays were performed to the masses. The pit at the Globe was populated by the most rowdy and bawdy of the time – Shakespeare understood his audience and, in turn, reflected this in much of the humour we read in his wonderful literature. Perhaps this and Macbeth’s words will give you some consolation….

    Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
    That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
    And then is heard no more: it is a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
    Signifying nothing.

    We are all idiots…are we not?

  29. avatar
    daniel 26, 4 | 22 March 2006 at 10:12 am #

    We’ll be needing you, SK, and we all know it. For vicious rants, reflections on poetry (well?), the arrival of the Magi (and ULTC), guidance (some of us might be), and at least one more heavenly pophit (for the happy few).

    @dutch p: hieperdepiep et cetera!

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 March 2006 at 10:40 am #

    yeah, but is she a siamese twin?

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 March 2006 at 10:55 am #

    you should read proust, sk, i really think you’d like proust. proust is a simmering, beautiful revelation.

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 March 2006 at 11:05 am #

    Marcel von Proust, the famous American poet???

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 March 2006 at 12:31 pm #

    Shakespeare huh!
    I’m going through a Morrissey period myself.
    What has that got to do with fish riding bicycles, I don’t know guess I’m just stoned.
    Great DVD though who but the M in Manchester!

  34. avatar
    gavgams | 22 March 2006 at 1:08 pm #

    Re: Anon 1.29 (Corner Hotel furniture complaint). Brother no.3 will be duly informed of atmosphere concerns via triplicate Nemo.

    SK and others.. check out Peter Greenaways “Prospero’s Books” (film).
    Of the Tempest it is one of the greatest. We have the man throwing the staff (his power)in supplication to meet his maker, the passing the baton to new generations. A cadence. Last play.

    I also love Bacon’s Essays and consider seriously the whole “authorship” debate. Check out . The shared language and coded message stuff is probably dodgy although the Tempest one is startling. But biog facts, parallels, sensibilties seem to me to point to an input of sorts. Read a few other books on this stuff, too.

    Bt the way: You know there is no record of the name “Miranda” prior to the publication of The Tempest!

  35. avatar
    Rubikon | 22 March 2006 at 1:23 pm #

    “If music be the food of love, play on”

    “All the world’s a stage,
    And all the men and women merely players.
    They have their exits and their entrances,
    And one man in his time plays many parts,
    His acts being seven ages.”

    “Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.”

    Shakespeares’ words still resonate down the centuries. Genius is a much misused word thses days but he was a talented boy that’s for sure.

    Takes one to know one, don’t you think sk 😉

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 March 2006 at 1:44 pm #

    Hamlet, Taming of the Shrew, Much ado about nuthin’, The Tempest, R & J, …. perfection. Next time you come to town, make it a nice quiet venue, WS by candlelight, fireside, port wine, and you.

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 March 2006 at 2:32 pm #

    All right all right I’ll the read the shakedude,shame a year 10 english teacher can put you off things,that are apparently brilliant. I fucking hated Macky B, so to shake or not to shake that is the question, actually no its not, what’s a good read for a novice, Tempest yer reckon?

  38. avatar
    or a skillet of millet | 22 March 2006 at 3:26 pm #

    Great scott Kilbey has some obnoxious fans. I just seem to make enemies. No one talks to me when I pee!!

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 March 2006 at 3:52 pm #

    Acoustic? Electric?

    Doesn’t matter – it’s still four brilliant musicians sharing their amazing gift with the world.

    Although, you know, you can play electric and not loud…

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 March 2006 at 3:52 pm #

    Acoustic? Electric?

    Doesn’t matter – it’s still four brilliant musicians sharing their amazing gift with the world.

    Although, you know, you can play electric and not loud…

  41. avatar
    Roland SpaceEcho | 22 March 2006 at 4:28 pm #

    I can hear an echo..echo

    Who’s this Scott Kilbey anyway

  42. avatar
    New Yoik Policeperson | 22 March 2006 at 4:31 pm #

    A man talked to me when I was having a pee once… but that’s another story .. I think his name was George

  43. avatar
    rubikon | 22 March 2006 at 4:32 pm #

    No one talks to me when I pee, I wonder if that’s odd?

  44. avatar
    B Raine | 22 March 2006 at 4:44 pm #

    The Genius, and all of us wannabees:

    BILLY Burroughs, W.S JR, Has an amazing 2 books, and another that
    sadly never made it to print, or if it did…its a needle in a haystack…for those who haven’t read Jr’s SPEED & KENTUCKY HAM, run and, if you can find a copy( i lent it, its soft cover 2 books in one idiotically) my treasure of a book….Speed details Billies youth
    in the suburbs, the occasional visit from dad–when daddy took him to a strange land and exposed him to hash and such,,,,than To NYC
    allen G bailed him out a couple times, Billies style is so humorous, and perverse, the diary of a man slowly killing himmself—
    he recovers (kentucky ham)
    and There is another book, Its either a collaborationW/ SOME biography because he died berfore finishing But it was written right before he died from a failed liver transplant its called CURSED FROM BIRTH…..the bookstores tell me it was taken out of print……

    ps….about the urinal man
    I think a quick punch, or a swirly
    or take him home, tie him up..make him memorize every lyric of every song ever written…no food….
    and he must also learn the guitar
    take him to keroke until your approval, continue routine until
    your satisfied or bored….

  45. avatar
    Arno Sojo | 22 March 2006 at 5:31 pm #

    Of course SK, we’re going to need you, so please do stick around a bit longer ! Hey, how about that complete SK lyrics book you supposedly started long ago ? Is such a gem of an anthology still in the works ?

  46. avatar
    Sweed | 22 March 2006 at 7:42 pm #

    Sorry to hear about yours and Timbos problems with loud music. Does this mean you´re not playing electric anymore?? Guess not. But how bad is it? I mean, when it comes to recording, rehearsals and live gigs, how much does it affect things? (I´m afraid I have it coming my way too, sooner or later…)

    Anyway, really looking forward to hear the album..

    Keep on blogging!

  47. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 March 2006 at 9:45 pm #

    Mr. Echo throws his mic at people who are talking? Doesn’t he usually just stand in one spot singing with a cigarette in one hand while the other furtively holds the mic stand? He seems so inhibited on the stage that I’d be shocked if he could manage to move just 5 feet over towards stage left, let alone toss a microphone at a deserving member of the audience. Mr. Echo was as animated as a piece of cardboard everytime I’ve ever seen him. Pity!


  48. avatar
    RA | 22 March 2006 at 10:17 pm #

    Francis Dunery used an interesting ploy at a gig i was at once when confronted with a pillock chatting away at the front. He stopped and offered to play her a personalised guitar solo if she shut up. He did and she shut up. Don’t suppose you’d have the time for that….

    I hate the talkers too. Why spend money on a ticket just to ignore the gig? Eejits.

    I was at a Belle and Sebastian gig the other week where it was rife.

    That Church gig in Brussels on the last Euro tour was almost completely silent. London is often too chatty also. I often find that gigs in Oswestry or other small market towns have nice quiet audiences. As long as you try to ignore the rude ones and remember those of us who are just listening, the world will keep revolving…

    peace… baby..


  49. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 March 2006 at 10:43 pm #

    This is all bullshit really
    Stop being so fucking precious & precocious, your’e there to entertain.
    People do all sorts of inconsiderate things in so many situations we all get pissed off about, that’s life.
    But you need to perform & sell records & many fans would not be aware of your tinnitus so it goes with the territory.
    How do you know when a plane load of poms has arrived in the country?
    A: You can still hear the whining after the engines have been turned off.

  50. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 March 2006 at 11:13 pm #

    hey anonymous 9:43 AM,

    Do you know what the word prick means? Maybe if you spent more time using yours you’d be happier and less inclined to post meaningless tripe on blogs. It’s obvious you’re the type of dipshit who lives on his mobile. Oh, and try making up a funnier joke next time. Most of us are above 10 years of age, wank biscuit.


  51. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 March 2006 at 12:09 am #

    Hey K above,

    Wank Biscuit, Prick, Dipshit?
    You must be under 10.
    Why dont you have a think for a change?

  52. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 March 2006 at 12:15 am #

    And by the way K,
    You’re so fucking dumb, you’ve assumed I’m a male.

  53. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 March 2006 at 12:24 am #

    What is a wank biscuit anyway? I can only assume K. has a Tiny Teddy…

  54. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 March 2006 at 12:25 am #

    Or a Jatz Mini…

  55. avatar
    Rolf Harris | 23 March 2006 at 1:24 pm #

    My momma always told me not to go into toilets with strange men.

  56. avatar
    Rolf Harris | 23 March 2006 at 1:25 pm #

    No, not that Rolf harris!

  57. avatar
    John | 23 March 2006 at 8:13 pm #

    I’d like to see a vegan pacificist whack someone with their bass guitar.

  58. avatar
    avalon | 24 March 2006 at 1:14 am #

    Check your cell at the door idiots!

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