posted on November 16, 2006 at 4:39 am

northern bondi
i’ll let you in on my thoughts
took miss aurora to orthodontist
he xrays her
he puts ice on her tooth
still cant decide says ye olde tooth-quack
could go either way
come back in 2 months
150 bucks thank you
still in the dark with the tooth
we practise healing visualisation every nite
after a couple of pages of the silver chair
(we have to be gay exclaims the marshwiggle was written in the 50s..
WHAT?! ask the doodles)
after that we try n imagine
how happy auroras tooth is back in its gum
i dunno if itll work fer sure
but it sure cant hurt..
i dunno if im sposed to preempt this record
the chreurch are working on
i dunno
someone might be angry if leaked it..
what the hell
in response to pubic demand
we are doing el momento the second
but thats all im saying
look for it in the new year
it aint finished yet anyway
some of the stuff ll surprise ya
including a version of a beautiful australian song
from about 1984
in the interests of those who like to
witness my inner tussle
heres some stuff about the blogg and 2211
there is a good case to close it down
leave em wanting more someone wrote
itd be neat abrupt artistic and achingly final
we’d all miss what goes on here
our community would be fractured
but so what…?
nothing lasts for eva
on the other hand
there have been some serious calls for an extension
a postponement of the inevitable
but thats life anyway, baybee
and ya see
i aint ever gonna dry up on ya
im just getting better n better
cmon aint it the truth….?
(he says in all modesty!)
my life is guaranteed to generate “blogge-fodder”
just think
the twillies arrive in less than a month
then theres the pretenders
the wineries
more new records
my new play (a-ha!)
the day to day blah blah of life chez kilbey
so it aint like you even seen the best
a mooted tour of eastern bloc
fuck imagine the stories im gonna beam into
yer homes from transylvania..
maybe i’ll bump into peter murphy there…ha ha
look the good stuff could keep coming
and now
we get
and i aint gonna pull any pinches
i never never xpected
or could have fourseen
what this blogge is today
(insert your own idea of what it is here)
but its turned into something
all with your help
i wouldnt write this tripe if no one read it, would i
i work on it 1-2 hours a day
and i thought
after a years free trial offer
i would accept voluntary contributions
for a trial six month period
to see if can earn enuff filthy lucre
off this thing
to keep my greed n avarice satisfied
although we do not have an extravagant lifestyle
what with my bad publishing deals
and silly mistakes
and my former addiction
and moving here n there
i earn less than yer average clerk
and its an uncertain n precarious thing
so im thinkin i could put a paypal on here
i could suggest a voluntary contribution of 1 dollar a week
you could pay in advance (or at anytime you like)
26 aust buck
(if you want, if you think its worth 15 cents a day)
but if you think thats a capitalist move
undermining my preachy bohemian baloney
then you can
a) keep reading fer free
b) fuck off
c) start yer own bloody blogge
some important things to remember
the blogge must be daily
that is an intrinsic necessity
for someone of my temperament
if i have a choice of not doing something
i will usually choose not to do it
ie i must swim every day
if i give myself leeway
i’ll never go down the pool
so dont write in and say
dear nevets
just blogge when ya feel up to it
you olde man of the sea
but ya see
i will never feel up to it!
its daily mandatorily!
this blog is no chore for me
i put so much love into it for you
and i feel like i know you…almost
and some of you i do know
i think its reasonable
to make it possible
if for some odd and strange reason
you would like to see this blogge continue
and grow n prosper
if ya dig shakespeare n hawkwind
if ya think jesus is just alright
and ya kinda dig lord vishnu
if ya like cranky olde hippy dribble
stoned deeply meaningless rambles
prose poems, poetic prose
war stories
dissection of music biz
personal stuff
explosively inspired purple prose
sad olde man lonely n poignant
inside the murky wurkings of my groop
tributes n trashings
character assassinations
and fawning glowing gushing praise
then you can contribute
or not
i m not gonna see who is and aint
after six months i’ll see how i fell
is that may 22 007 little darling?
thats what im thinking of doing…
suggestions please…
by all means anonymously
if you wanna say yes or no
and not be derided by our more
“enthusiastick” comrades
so there ya go
a rough show of e hands
it dont mean yer committing to nothing
im just curious
and even if ya say yay or nay
i may
still do the oppozite
lemme hear ya now…
come on
down the back
whaddya want ta happen?
time john yeblick erskine neumann

119 Responses to “why even you, just yesterday, you had to ask me where its at…”

  1. avatar
    Chris Kan | 16 November 2006 at 5:51 am #

    Dear Steve
    I think this is a great idea, subcribe to the blog. I dig what ya say about doing it daily. Try to that meself. And I’d be in for a buck a week or so…
    Hope the tooth is a better

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 5:51 am #

    FYI: Eris (IPA pronunciation /ˈiɹɪs/ or /ˈɛɹɪs/)
    is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO), orbiting the Sun in a region of space known as the scattered disc, just beyond the Kuiper belt, and accompanied by at least one moon, Dysnomia. Eris is named after the goddess Eris (Greek Ἔρις), a personification of strife and discord (named in part to reflect the discord caused by the debate over the object’s nature). This name was assigned on September 13, 2006

    …and here’s my virtual $ 4 u too boot

  3. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 16 November 2006 at 5:52 am #

    If WE are truly on the same page with “life by the drop”, I will give you what you want and more, I truly need your LOVE like never before…

  4. avatar
    a2 | 16 November 2006 at 6:00 am #

    no probs – a small price to pay if it helps yeblik keep the chrunch churning out the stuff that has been the soundtrack to my life for 25 years now

  5. avatar
    syrinx | 16 November 2006 at 6:06 am #

    Deal me in.

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 6:14 am #

    Sounds sound to me. Sound unlimited in fact. Hey, I loved the Nick Ward stuff; when do we get the stories about Ploog on the shitter with the door open telling Powles that he’d just had a dream about him? You may not remember me but we did a few interviews eons ago and were going to do a Church book but it fell by the wayside. Oh well, looking forward to No Certainly Attached and the new album and gigs. Keep up the sterling work. Tim

  7. avatar
    c b | 16 November 2006 at 6:24 am #

    fukin yes

  8. avatar
    The Carrier of Fruit | 16 November 2006 at 6:27 am #

    I dig what you send me via da blogge everyday. My hand is up on the ‘don’t go, stay’ proposition.

    and of course I wanna keep reading fer free. -hey it’s the best deal goin round.

    Man surely somebody here on this cyber island can bank roll this blog. If not, I will contribute/ pay my fare.

  9. avatar
    warner | 16 November 2006 at 6:30 am #

    oh hell yeah–a daily psychic reorientation is worth it at twice the price–especially for us straights.

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 6:32 am #

    YES Please……………..


    Seeya at Northcote SC

    A month of sundays would be nice.

    Bring my $$$ then if that suits???

  11. avatar
    cita | 16 November 2006 at 6:37 am #

    even steven

    it works both ways

    what is good for you

    is good for us

    it is not just a blog

    it is a vibrant engaging creative connection

    don’t underestimate its power

    keep it going no matter what

    in the daily rant

    we all find something we need to hear

    even you

    I light a candle

    in honour of the holy blog

  12. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 16 November 2006 at 6:38 am #

    i’d gladly pony up the $1 a week
    or whatever
    to read the cerebral ooze
    of yer mind
    you can get your cyber-gnawleegerbile brother RPK
    to investigate a site we gotta
    pay to get into
    paypal’s a handy thang
    peace, pucci

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 6:42 am #

    Sure – I’ll contribute.
    I’ll right it off as a donation?

  14. avatar
    Aynthem | 16 November 2006 at 6:51 am #

    Pay? Yes. The enjoyment always outweighs the frustration.

    I wanted to share something before you left, though. I had a dream a few months ago, while you were in the US . I never remember my dreams, but this image has stayed with me:

    You were sleeping out in the open in the desert, a lead grey sky above the dusty dryness. But it was snowing — the snow was words, tiny black type words just like this, random words, ideas in words. They softly floated down from the clouds to land on you, melting quietly into your skin. Just a gentle fall of endless words becoming part of you, as you slept so peacefully…

    That is the image I have of this blog: a fall of words (sometimes a mist, sometimes a blizzard) soaking quietly or driving deeply into my skin. Thanks.

  15. avatar
    Chump | 16 November 2006 at 6:53 am #

    No issues with your idea. I don’t mind it one bit and would gladly contribute.

    Maybe you could offer an download of you singing a Chrunch song in the shower for those that contribute?

    I had a friend tell me once that he was afraid to sing in the shower because he was afraid Michael Stipe would make an appearance. Being that he does so many duets/appearances with other artists.

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 7:07 am #

    “I’ll buy that for a dollar!”

  17. avatar
    craig1.618 | 16 November 2006 at 7:16 am #

    the time being is the place to be…….i’m sure of that……and i heard….. just last week…..that peter murphy had fell in love with and married a transylvanian marshwiggle… if you happen to see the happy couple in all their wedded honeymoonal bliss, tell em’ robin from memphis says “hey”

  18. avatar
    Cameras 4 Eyes | 16 November 2006 at 7:20 am #

    whilst in detroit [best show of the tour] I picked up two [2] Tin Mine for fiend unavailable to attend.

    Said fiend paid moi $20 US, paypal, which I spended partially on John Foxx Greatest Hits CD after reading Time Being Blog flogging Foxx.

    Partially remaining paypal balance seems fittingly to belong in the Time Being’s coffers for hours of joy and thoughtfulness


    I know all about the
    procastination boogy woogie

  19. avatar
    ...being here, doing this... | 16 November 2006 at 7:22 am #

    Although I’m a part time worker, I’m also a part time welfare recipient & I would gladly redirect some taxpayer funds in your direction for the purposes of the entertainment and education of the said taxpayers (and other miscellaneous global masses!) Don’t know much about Paypal – but I’d be happy to post you a $20. What’s your PO box again?

  20. avatar
    metal_petal | 16 November 2006 at 7:45 am #

    Happy to pay.

  21. avatar
    kat | 16 November 2006 at 7:50 am #

    i have never understood or trusted paypal, but yer blog is worth alot. so let us know how you want this $ to flow,


  22. avatar
    malenkybit | 16 November 2006 at 7:59 am #

    Aynthem, your comment sent gooseflesh across my arms.

  23. avatar
    fantasticandy | 16 November 2006 at 8:01 am #

    if it helps fill the tank of yer olde gas-guzzler,and fix the the young’un’s tooth,sure.throw me a comment on the ‘NEPENTHINE’e.p. will ya old chum,i would be eternally greatful!—-hey!,we both have to support real art don’t we? can’t wait for new album,lodeza luv,andy L.

  24. avatar
    Fandorin | 16 November 2006 at 8:04 am #

    Finally another worthwhile possibility to spend money on! There aren’t sooo many. I mean, what AM i spending money on? Food, diapers for baby, fuel, the one and the other CD. Then – joint motions, bills, caveats, dissuasions, and what the hell.

    Where is the Paypal button?

  25. avatar
    the dean | 16 November 2006 at 8:08 am #

    “Poetry, and all that falls under its ambiguous umbrella, is still relatively pure….it’s safe because there’s no money to be made out of it”

    Let us test this theory

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 8:10 am #

    I’m in.


  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 8:15 am #

    Hey Stevie Blunder…I think there’s no write or wrong to it – people can donate what they want when they want, and you can write what you want when you want. But I must warn you, if I start paying, I’m gonna nick the occasional line for songwriting purposes. That’s fair, ain’t it?

    Most people will never realize how hard it is for musicians to get paid (fairly) for what they do. I’ve never made a beedin’ dime but a few that were wheezin’ from a bad scrape. I don’t have a credit card so I can’t do paypal but I could FedEx a baby goat or a bag of flour of an E bass string…whatever ya need.

    I say let’s try and see what happens. Cult of Steve. All worldly goods to Kilbey Wilbey. Love Steve, kill for Steve…

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 8:16 am #

    That was Bucks not anonymous. This damn thing has been doing weird things lately – not lettin’ me type my name. Call 1-800-Ego-Support!

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 8:41 am #

    OK, it’s a deal, but only if you include that photo of your freshly smacked bum cheeks…

  30. avatar
    Wak...hoon&SpiffySlamSam | 16 November 2006 at 8:46 am #

    Well I ve spent 28 million dolaros on the cheertch albies and suff..So whats another dollar.

  31. avatar
    mattdavison | 16 November 2006 at 9:01 am #

    It’s really down to you Killa…

    You know we all include this thing as one of lifes great pleasures..

    I don’t think you can leave writing this..You would go in-sane with all those thoughts tapping at you’re cranium…

    And like my tree climbing Coonhound buddy Wak..hoon&spiffysam said I got include paying as a Ceerrrcch expense. tAX deductable gst) inclusive cost of loving a bandaroonie as much as I do…

    Sk I know how you can make this Work $$ wize, will get back to ya soon.


  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 9:02 am #

    Bring it on! 🙂


  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 9:06 am #

    Do tadpoles have tails?? or is that a fin, used for stablization and mobility??……………………………Oh yep” steve ya gott keep doin this man>.


  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 9:13 am #

    Why Unfermented Soy Is NOT a Health Food

  35. avatar
    isolde | 16 November 2006 at 9:14 am #

    i didn’t really think we’d be let off classes over summer there is still lots of work to be done … thanks for giving us the consideration of the options as you see it sk yes paypal is good, and/or a donation option or two on the karmic hit shopping mall … please keep going i dont want to go back to the dark ages i love being permanently amused, on the rollercoaster, thinking about what you’ve written and what to write it would be a bit like deciding not to breathe, can’t imagine it really …

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 9:37 am #

    Hey Sk
    thanks for the love
    many come from far and near to the time beings lair
    a space cave on this remote eden
    all warm, leafy and dawny green
    akoustik and elektrik shimmers in the peripherals
    your input into the cosmic realm
    continues to renew and quench the thirst
    it had to evolve
    so let it be written

    jaime r…………….

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 9:38 am #

    i would be happy to contribute. I think would be good idea if you had a section on your blog of “contributors/sponsors”, sort of how they do with public radio and such things. Its no big deal, but maybe nice if you acknowledge in some way those who contribute.
    And about that mooted tour of eastern bloc, well, i think its a nice idea. Would definitely provide golden blog material 🙂
    take care

  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 9:43 am #

    yah man!


  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 9:45 am #

    Hmmm, to think of you as busking for the discerning cyber-commuter…

    Or not being there.
    No brainer!

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 9:53 am #

    Count me in too, I’ll “pay sk to stay”, that’s for sure!
    Love always,
    P.S. Gee your “buns of steel” get around don’t they?!!

  41. avatar
    syrinx | 16 November 2006 at 10:23 am #

    I just flashed on a teacher I had a million years ago. She savored a paraticular phase, so often and so viciously repeated that I think you’ll find it branded somewhere on my body:

    “It’s behind the at.”

    Seriously. I have to bite my tongue sometimes, so great is the need to share the pain. She is of course dead. She might’ve been dead when I had her. And now, more often than not, instead of her gnarly image in my head – now I usually get Beck, two turntables, and a microphone.

    Bless The All for Muzik. 🙂 And long live the blog, if it’s meant to be. That’s where it’s at.

  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 10:58 am #


    you could try a “post-a-note” donation to your PO box.

    Respondents who exceed a certain amount could receive a personalised response from you, perhaps including a picture of yourself & family or a CD of hard to find Steve Kilbey B-sides & remixes!

  43. avatar
    eek | 16 November 2006 at 11:27 am #

    I’m in. 🙂

  44. avatar
    eek | 16 November 2006 at 11:36 am #

    Oh a little fyi about paypal — you don’t need a credit card to pay for something through paypal, you can also pay through it with a bank account. And I think the fees are lower (for the recipient) if you pay with a bank account.

    Just something to keep in mind.

    Another FYI — the ebay auction of the original cover artwork for ULTC ends in less than two days. And the auctions for the Block and A Quiet Night In paintings end in four days. So go take a look and bid.

  45. avatar
    damien | 16 November 2006 at 11:43 am #

    I have never trusted the internet so if you want I’ll send a cheque to your PO box, just keep the blog going, Steve.

    You’ve created something special for your fans here that it would be a shame to lose.

  46. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 11:43 am #


    that paypal thingy is a good idea and – as a daily reader from the beginning – I will contribute.

    That beautiful aussie song circa 1984 is that Cattle & Cane by chance?

  47. avatar
    captainmission | 16 November 2006 at 11:52 am #

    yeah i’ve always wanted to suscribe to something worthwhile although i’d preffer to pay in one of the following:

    (i) organic dope
    (ii) dmt
    (iii) a good book
    (iv) fin surfing lesson at a beach of yr choice
    (v) (okay i know ya need) the cash…just keep making music

  48. avatar
    Richard | 16 November 2006 at 12:11 pm #

    tough one

    i will happily pay

    but will you happily be paid?

  49. avatar
    don joe | 16 November 2006 at 12:11 pm #

    “” “” “””””””””””” “””””” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    “” “” “””””””””””” “””””””” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    “” “” “”” “””” “”” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    “” “” “”” “”””” ” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    “” “” “”” “””””” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    “”” “””””””” “”””””” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    “”” “””””””” “””””” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    “”” “”” “””””” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    “”” “”” “” “”””” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    “”” “””””””””””” “””””””””””” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    “”” “””””””””””” “””””””””” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I agree to it all whatever you may choose Steve. To be able to recieve what you produce here everyday for all of us is worth whatever it may take you. Look, I’ll even carry your bags and Bass for you on the next tour as payment to you for this. I’ll pay for my expenses too. I’ll be your PA for life if need be!! I’ll take Aurora to the dentist and pay for it if need be!! I’ll drive you car and practice for you with the Band, just keep it going!!

    Yeah that should be enough.

    don joe

    PS: yeah, gooseskin exactly;

  50. avatar
    don joe | 16 November 2006 at 12:13 pm #

    I’d like a refund on the above………..That’s not what it should’ve looked like

  51. avatar
    Samosanx | 16 November 2006 at 12:14 pm #

    Nah. You can be more financially savvy about this… the willing comments to a publisher and cut a deal…which includes Erskine, the record, I mean the sound track, with fx etc, (but no option for the movie of course, as that is taken), and a hard copy tome of the time being, like in volumes, with yr artwork natch.
    That way you get to publish other things and not have to deal with administrivia (tax returns, what happens if someone doesn’t pay, and all the other et-ceteras)…..I’d love to see “The Time Being” spined along my bookshelf severally, smell the pages, while away Sundays browsing it, go to it for oblique strategy, and memories, and tips and clues…the new encylopeadia…hey, you mob could sell it door to door!…wearing, of course, the T with killers pic..and logo “I fly SK Airways”

    how about that then?

  52. avatar
    12str | 16 November 2006 at 12:37 pm #

    really dig this daily insights into your mind…ive got so much from you through the years so i wouldnt mind chipping in for the oppurtunity to see this continue..just tell me how and the doe is on its way….
    got my hands on a 4channel cassette recorder…ive recorded some songs…..2 12string guitars and vocals….my girlfriend listened to it and wondered if i copied some songs from you…first i was furious over the accusation of stealing,but when i calmed down and listened to it in a slightly more objective way i could see her point….i love your sound and your melodies so it colours my songwriting…..and when i think about it im proud…proud to make music in your spirit but my way…



  53. avatar
    subcultureofone | 16 November 2006 at 12:39 pm #


  54. avatar
    indigoruby | 16 November 2006 at 12:52 pm #

    Kill the blogge! Not really…just being counter-suggestible to break the monotony of the unanimous and exuberant YESness above…
    The notion that someone with your profile and multi-facetedness would never face a cash-flow squeeze is a fanciful bubble which popped with a bang at the vegan day. No wonder Steve Kilbey’s Integrity deliriously grasped at the wads of cash in banarnia…


    Ps In tooth-fixers you get a veritable smorgasbord of opinions. To ‘wait and see’ is conservatism at its best. I bought a book today written by a woman who healed her own basketball-sized tumour by visualising that she was walking around in her stomach and tuning in to how she felt – very inspiring.

  55. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 12:59 pm #

    Greedy bastard!


    OK – I’m in!


  56. avatar
    veleska1970 | 16 November 2006 at 1:01 pm #

    sure!! absolutely!! yes!! (need you ask??) of course!!

  57. avatar
    malcolm | 16 November 2006 at 1:06 pm #

    Yes, I would gladly subscribe to this blog, as long as I an able to afford it.

  58. avatar
    Tokin' Jester | 16 November 2006 at 1:08 pm #

    Ok! Ya want $ ? Here;take some~~It’s only $ anyway. I’ll take it outta the kushfund.

  59. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 1:30 pm #

    ah sk,
    thanks so much for the extension offer. money. sure. daily. ok. may 22nd is just a date. let’s live now. your words do mean more than i think even you father can know.

    enjoying “artifacts” as we speak. i like homey-sk.


  60. avatar
    adrakk | 16 November 2006 at 1:43 pm #

    affirmative, beam me up!
    can’t go without your daily philosipheeee

  61. avatar
    biggle boggle | 16 November 2006 at 1:54 pm #

    Sure, why not…I want some more stories about the Aussie rock scene in its “Heyday”, though. Gimme.

  62. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 1:55 pm #

    That’s right. Get us hooked and then jack up the price.

    As someone who gives it away because no-one would want to buy it, I envy your bums-on-seats, eyes-on-screens pulling power. If the public wants to pay, let ’em, I say. It’s kind of a Lentil As Anything literary lark. Or a Bohemian Education Confabulation Scam. Take one and have a good lie down.

    Can you label the paypal button: “Brother, can you spare a dime?”, with a little hat or something? I can’t help but recall Robert Crumb’s brother Maxon, chowing down rope and taking to the streets of San Francisco on his little bed of nails….to “work”, as he called it. A real nine to fiver.

    You’re right, it’s sordid.

    But what’s a Geist to do when confronted with the Zeit?

    You’ve got all those ladies to provide life’s little luxuries for, after all. You’ve got a tat habit to maintain, a beard to trim, and that hipster replacement operation to think of.

    But there’s the symmetry to consider, divine or otherwise. After all, the 22nd of November is St. Cecila’s Day. The patron saint of music.

    It’s also my birthday, but that’s neither here nor there…you’re not going to give me a present, so a past and a future would be fine.

    (well, that’s a tired image. You can have your money back if you want…)

  63. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 2:15 pm #

    Pay? Yup.
    Paypal? Hmmm.
    If I fired 50 quid to Karmic Hit PO box would you get it intactus n would it be worth the hassle of changing the notes to $A ?
    If not, fuck it, paypal it is!

  64. avatar
    restaurant mark | 16 November 2006 at 2:26 pm #

    hell yeah! you’ve indeed started a little colony. a dollar a day, week…whatever. pay more for less everyday on something, so no problems here. i think the baloney will be fine!
    by the way, just ordered jammed 2 and the magnetic strip tour poster…can’t wait! the poster’s gonna get framed and go in my studio.
    don’t know if you have digital cable or not? but we have these music channels on there. one may be pop, one jazz, country, so on…anyway, one is called retroactive and while they’re playing a song they show a pic of the band and put little facts and figures up about them. well last night they played tantalized…kinda cool. didn’t see what info they had cause i was knee deep in kids! take care steve.

  65. avatar
    John Garratt | 16 November 2006 at 2:26 pm #

    “some of the stuff ll surprise ya
    including a version of a beautiful australian song
    from about 1984″

    Cool. An acoustic rendition of “Maybe These Boys.”

    As far as whether or not to continue…who am I to say? Stretch it to May, halt it in November, ask for weekly contributions, whatever. I’m hooked on this damn thing, so I will oblige to whatever happens.


  66. avatar
    spongebather | 16 November 2006 at 3:12 pm #

    Yo Steve,

    Count me in for a contribution. Did you know that Ikea sells a “Kilby” bookcase?


  67. avatar
    CSTCoach | 16 November 2006 at 3:12 pm #

    Of course, please count me in. I know a bit about dollars and sense, trying to make it in the writing biz. It sure don’t pay when compared with the blood and sweat you put out.

    My coach Scott Sonnon once said to me that money is just another form of energy. I’ll gladly exchange some o that energy for the energy that you’re putting into this blogge. And I’m glad to support your work in any way that I can, to give something back because it’s given so much to me.

    and without this blogge perhaps i never woulda made your acquiantance during the us tour, perhaps i woulda simply left after the show, basking in that glow, rather than exchange a few words. i’ve very much enjoyed this interaction, and i look forward to its continued deepening.

    Very cool news on el momento deuce. Seems to have gotten buried in here. I’m looking forward to it. el momento uno is tomoko’s favourite album, that and your sellersville show turned her on to the choich after nearly a decade of me force feeding it to her LOL.


  68. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 3:33 pm #

    You truly are the Gene $immons of space rock!

  69. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 3:41 pm #

    verdelay said…

    I came across as “anonymous” a little earlier on. Not my intention – the ‘system’ made me do it, man.

    Mine was the most overly verbose post that made the least amount of sense…

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    Jab @ BZT | 16 November 2006 at 3:45 pm #

    Strange that you mention the having to do it daily or it falls by the wayside thing. I’ve been on that same thing lately. Trying to keep at it every day. Thanks for the extra push man. Full circle.

    As for the paypal thing, methinks it’s a good idea. I have that option on my site. I only have one monthly contributor who thinks what I do every week is worth donating a bit of $$ to, but that counts. It pays for my webhost.

    I will adhere to a monthly donation to The Time Being. There’s usually 4 or 5 weeks per month, so, $5 would add up. Plus, I’ll add an extra 10 cents because you get charged 2% by paypal for every incoming payment. So, $5.10 a month, no sweat. You never miss a day of writing and I never miss a day of reading what you write, plus, your perseverance helps push me on, so hell yeah, it’s worth it.

    Get that paypal button up there man.


  71. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 16 November 2006 at 3:49 pm #

    Of course this means I’ll have to stop getting my eyebrows done!

  72. avatar
    Jab @ BZT | 16 November 2006 at 3:53 pm #

    … deal is though, you actually listen to one of our BZT Weekly shows. Just one. I’ll be sure to spin some Church on #165

  73. avatar
    gareth,notts | 16 November 2006 at 4:03 pm #

    am happy to pay,but like you said if you have a choice not to do something,you’ll choose not to do it.i’d guess plenty of people who’d be happy to pay for it normally,probably won’t if it can be had for free!why not release these blogges in book form once every 3-6 months through Karmic Hit,you’d sell plenty!anyhoo,just an idea………………..

  74. avatar
    Noel Christian | 16 November 2006 at 4:08 pm #

    I for one demand my penny back from September 14 as I expected much more on my birthday.

    Wait; nevermind. You did mention the selkies…

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    JJ | 16 November 2006 at 4:17 pm #

    Nevets –

    Count me in, ArchDruide. Small change for this amazing little window into the fertile and squirming mind of the artiste I’ve admired anonymouse-ly for so long. I’m addicted, you see. With no inclination to quit. I need my daily TimeBeing for sustenance and defense from the oppressive indentured existence I must endure.

    I will also visualize a healthy tooth for Aurora. Can’t wait for the Transylvanian Blogge from Peter Murphy’s house, though I guess that Vampire lives in Turkey now as a performing whirling dervish in the markets of Istanbul, with the Sisters of Murphy.

    May 22 as the next decision date – hmmm, me birthday. As a wish I will blow out the candles and hope to continue to see The Time Being.


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    starfish | 16 November 2006 at 4:27 pm #

    Do it. We’re here for support.

    Have you considered going for bigger bux? Why not a webcam in the Church jam room? I’m sure many would pay a premium to see the magic happen. You could pass the spilff to the lens and we would all inhale and take off in the co-captain’s chair.

  77. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 4:27 pm #

    Ok I’ll pay but you understand that you will be working for me and I’ll want to encase you in bubble wrap.

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    ambnt1 | 16 November 2006 at 4:40 pm #


    Count me in for the Paypal idea. I’ll pay (with my life). I’ll even send you free space rock.


    n.p. Cocteau Twins, Lullabies to Violaine Vol.2 (dreamy)

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    leelinau | 16 November 2006 at 5:26 pm #

    @ll Or no+hing

    I’m in.


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    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 5:52 pm #

    I’m in also

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    MJFRIMODIG | 16 November 2006 at 6:02 pm #


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    chrome3d | 16 November 2006 at 6:09 pm #

    At first I didnt know what you wrote. It looked like english but in a weird way. Now you got me hooked and I´m your disciple. I would pay but as it is not optional I might forget or “forget” every now and then.

    Here´s a couple development ideas: In order to get more money you have to offer some exclusive stuff. Most of the blogees should be free in order to lure in new customers, but some highlights should be exclusive to subscribers only. Those exclusives dont need to be anything fancy, say something like these:
    – a link to one secret blog a week
    – a link to downloadable christmascard of your painting
    – an mp3-blog performed as poem and backed by acoustic guitar…and bongos too

    Just a feeling that you get something extra for the money.

  83. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 6:30 pm #

    Hubbiebubbie and me have happily given you an those guys r dough for so long cant meremba a time B.K. can you? So would we be honored to pay for the priceless ramblings of a certain Mr.Kilbey we so adoringly adore?Yep,of course Cheaper than the movies an far more moving is Kilbey Blogg,its r comfort food,add some poppin corn a beer maybe whinery perhaps,put the precious demons to bed,mabe even a little hanky panky after the words a great night in 100% fosho.weknowthatyouknowweknowyoucantstopwritinit.So dont make beggars of us dam keep on truckin (“please”) so lookin forward to the sordid stuff.yum

  84. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 6:58 pm #

    I’d be happy to pony up to keep the blog going, but don’t want or need any sort of credit (I don’t need -my- name up in lights, thanks), and sincerely hope you don’t feel pressured to list contributors here, either.


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    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 7:08 pm #

    count me in


  86. avatar
    scott | 16 November 2006 at 7:35 pm #

    yep, I’m all bout seein’ ya take it to tha next level. I dig yer music n musings n all tha good vibes from tha kind folks who frequent yer blog.

    sometimes I stand on tha seashore and think about just how far away australia is from pensacola, florida……then, thru this blog, ina matter of picoseconds we reach out and touch one-another ….what a great world we live in.

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    davem | 16 November 2006 at 7:45 pm #

    It’s a “jam on it” effin day.
    El mo #2 and yon blog extension.
    I’m in on the pay thing. Excellent value – sign me up. As I was just logging on as I came in from work my significant other asked me what I was going to do post 22 Nov. It’s become a lovely part of my life.
    I know hero worship ain’t cool but I’ve idolised you and yer work since ’82 so the blog has just been an amazing trip.
    If it needs more to keep it going just say. It’s the highlight of my day…well most days!!
    Love you more,

    Dave M

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    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 7:54 pm #

    the paypal donation is a really good idea. you deserve whatever it brings in and much much more. if it helps your family out even the slighest bit – then that’s beautiful.

    count me in.



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    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 8:00 pm #

    bring Ploog back for a track.

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    davem | 16 November 2006 at 8:01 pm #

    Oh, and I adore “A Month of Sundays”. Beautiful words, music, vocal, mood, bass part. An important part of the soundtrack to my life (95% is SK/Chrunch). It’ll be played at my funeral – seriously. I kind of hope the “I must be on my way/indifference” thang’ll make some laugh and one or two feel a tad guilty. Either way it could boost sales.
    And it amazes me but yes, you do keep getting better and better.

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    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 8:02 pm #


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    Renee | 16 November 2006 at 8:13 pm #

    whatever you decide is fine,

    but our vote is a unanimous YAY!!!

  93. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 8:14 pm #

    Great idea Steve. Be sure to think about all the RSS time bumbers who never actually visit the site. We would never see the Paypal donation thingy unless you alerted us to it. People who didn’t read this post might never even know about it.

    Maybe there is a way to put a tagline in occasional posts about the donation part. That way bumpers will at least be made aware that they can make a contribution to you for all the time you obviously put into this thingy.

    I’m in………..

  94. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 8:16 pm #

    Initially I thought ‘yeah, $1 per week is a bargain to keep my ‘coffee and kilbey’ morning addition going’ however, I’m now not quiet sure. Once payment or currency becomes involved, the dynamics may change. For what was once a labour of love may become an obligatory chore.


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    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 8:28 pm #

    it’s worth a buck or more a week to me. and that’s american! how about a tshirt if you donate $60 a year,


    printed on the front in big paisley letters

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    stealthblue | 16 November 2006 at 8:45 pm #

    Sure! If floatin’ a few of my hard earned pennies your way is what is asked or required to have the privelege of catching up with Kilbey and Co., then consider my hand shown. Of course I am in, Steve-o. It is definitely worth the price of admission. Also, it might help weed out some of the pricks, a-holes or other under-appreciaters that pop-in to harass every now and then. Of course if they want to pay you too… 😉 From what I have read so far, I am pretty sure that The TB family would love to contribute to your well-being, while enjoying your art. It really would be a pleasure to have an extension with this if you’re up for it. I trust that it would be reasonable and it’s not that you are being a capitalist, just practical I conclude. I’m just glad that it was gratis for this long. Granted, that was the intention, but I understand where you are coming from. All the best, man…
    Ben V.

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    fergal | 16 November 2006 at 9:39 pm #

    that ain’t a bad idea sk and i think it’s worth paying about that much … and the idea of e.g. a sk album (or some church merch) or other with a donation of $50-$60 or more, is quite a good one

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    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 9:41 pm #

    If I can pay $65 US a year for bowienet and get half as much out of
    it as I do this wee little blogg then it will be well worth it to throw
    a couple o’ bucks your way as well.

    Orpheus cannot live on pixels alone.


  99. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 9:43 pm #

    DOH! what’s up with this place.
    Sorry Big O, that’s me up above, but a slight delay
    on the name feature has made me anonymoose.


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    Anonymous | 16 November 2006 at 10:17 pm #

    Aww, sheezz,, um, can I pay you later, I will, it’s just that I’m a bit broke right now ..OK OK um, so only a buck a week? thats $52AUD a year…how bout ..ah forget it, I’ll jus pay, I mean I spend $6 a day on my coffee fix. I know how about you also throw in the occasional photo, you know random Robert Fripps blogge..oh and David Byrne does it also..yes,,I like seeing a few snaps…dig yr words (of course) but a picture paints a ……any way I’m in. PV

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