posted on November 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm

me n my woofle

working like the clappers on my album

twelve tracks and still more to come

gonna be a long album this one

sometimes little things slow ya down

a tambo part or a backing vocal

or just getting lost in the myriad possibilities of it all

standing there horizons stretching out in all directions

its hard to be simple sometimes when complexity beckons easily

but some tracks shouldnt have everything except the kitchen sink….

i hope you all will like it

a friend of mine called kitty-Q heard some the other night and pronounced it “GOOD!!”

its my first real solo for a while ok i’ll shut up now

the church is playing a corporate gig tonight

45 minutes

play now rehearse later

oh well its a living isnt it?

its better than working i gotta remember that

has anyone out there caught up with that book yet?

the book that i got the short story thingy in?

no…….? anyone out there ….?


31 Responses to “working like the clappers”

  1. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 19 November 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    Add to list: (not being facetious) try and buy book. Hope some place near where I work has it because I may be able to look tomorrow. I guess there are also copies in Futura, I hope enough for when I get to visit there… thanks for reminder…

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    Steven Krut | 19 November 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    A corporate gig? I guess that means some company hired the church to play at one of their corporate events. Great taste, that company. They’re wining and dining some important clients, no doubt. Gourmet food, vintage beverages and le piece de resistance … the world’s greatest rock band. I kind of wonder if after the show you four are going to wind up in a ball on the floor tugging out each others’ hair? 🙂 The company I work for had an event for which they hired Foreigner and Earth, Wind and Fire. Just played all their numerous hits. Quite enjoyable and nostalgic, but there wasn’t a single interesting moment.

    That’s a really nice photo. I haven’t tracked down that book yet, but it’s on my list of things to do.

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    sharon daniel | 19 November 2012 at 6:42 pm #

    That really is a lovely picture. Keen to read the book, which bookstores are carrying it?

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    Bobbo | 19 November 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    Looking forward to the new solo. Next time you hit the West Coast of California – stop by my studio, do a few tracks. Anytime man. Anytime.

  5. avatar
    hellbound heart | 19 November 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    What a delightful photo of you and your bub!!!
    Er….how do I get my paws on your book thingie again? Maybe you could sell it as part of your merchandise….
    Love always…..

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    Anonymous | 19 November 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    My younger sister just rang me from your corporate gig tonight. She had a great time down the front rocking out to you gents. She said that it was one of the best things she had seen and thanked me for playing your music to her as a kid.



  7. avatar
    Chris | 19 November 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    I’ll tell you in a week SK…it’s waiting for me when I get home!

  8. avatar
    Boriah | 19 November 2012 at 10:43 pm #

    Give me a hug too, bro!!!

  9. avatar
    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 20 November 2012 at 1:34 am #

    Scarlet is the ‘Real’ Rock Star !!!!

    have a great show and best wishes on …

    everything…as always !!!

    Much Luv !!!

  10. avatar
    hippy | 20 November 2012 at 6:38 am #

    awwwww…cute pic

  11. avatar
    Chris | 20 November 2012 at 9:31 am #

    Go on Booktopia Sydney people…that’s where I got it.

  12. avatar
    Ingrid | 20 November 2012 at 9:39 am #

    Hi SK, great photo of you and the woofle!!! I haven’t read book yet, but keen to read it soon. How lucky were those people at the corporate gig to get to see you, wish I was there.


  13. avatar
    Bernadette Keys | 20 November 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    Haven’t seen the book anywhere though would like to read it. Listened to Garage Sutra in the midst of awful turbulence on the flight from Asia last night – it really soothed. Thanks for that.
    Looking forward to gig next week.

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    Kohl Ette | 20 November 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    Breaking Sydney news: Abbey bookstore doesn’t have it (the book). On the offchance, went into Redeye records nearby, they said they’d order it and it would be there in a couple of weeks. If you lot take all the copies before me I’ll be wild. p.s. they have cds there for $ 8- 10 and doubles for $12 in the ‘flatbins’… and vinyls for $30 (nb SD) – not to detract from the fact that other reputable establishments have equally good if not better collections. Just saying, if you’re in that neck of the woods.

    • avatar
      Kohl Ette | 20 November 2012 at 3:47 pm #

      *York St, Town Hall environs

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 November 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    No one else got the Bowie reference, then?

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 November 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    Wonderful piece, withering insight into the plight of the spent artist/performer having to somehow provide the post-performance pilgrims with the transformative experience they’re seeking. I mean, you’d probably be worried and a little offended if there were no clamouring disciples, but you must often question why you need to hang around after delivering your art in a way that painters don’t ever have to (except perhaps at their openings). Can’t you just be absent? Alternatively, just say whatever floats into your head – you’ve definitely earned the right.

    In saying the following I unfortunately admit to two irksome things – that I read your piece in a bookshop (the pre-cursor to illegal downloads?) and I therefore read none of the other submissions: why the fuck is yours the last piece?? I can only assume it’s because the promoter dude wanted to finish with the second best piece, in true rock’n’roll encore style (the best piece in his view would surely be first).

  17. avatar
    verdelay | 21 November 2012 at 7:05 am #

    …a tres butch little number whines hey dirty I want you
    When it’s good it’s really good
    When it’s bad I go to pieces

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      halloween jack | 21 November 2012 at 10:39 pm #

      spot on, verd!

  18. avatar
    Pickle | 21 November 2012 at 7:25 am #

    Collins bookstore have the book…oh and it was reviewed in the herald sun on the weekend…highlighting steve’s chapter

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 November 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    “The best pieces on this theme are Steve Kilbey’s Whitmanesque poem in which he writes that “even in sleep I’m pursued by myself”; and Patrick Matthews’ tale of what it does to your head: “I lay in the van, my face pressed against the nylon carpet, feeling premonitions of doom in the engine’s vibrations.”;jsessionid=12C90140B4A8DAB7B5918A0D1E8A45EF?page=1&sy=nstore&kw=writes&pb=all_ffx&dt=selectRange&dr=1month&so=relevance&sf=text&sf=headline&rc=50&rm=200&sp=nrm&clsPage=1&docID=AGE121117JL2J857VCAR

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    sharon daniel | 21 November 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    Ordered! Looking forward to reading it.

  21. avatar
    Ryan Murdock | 21 November 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    Looking fwd to the new album. Was listening to Remindlessness last night over the ocean, and drifted off to So Love May Find Us (one of your best!).

  22. avatar
    Lara | 22 November 2012 at 11:42 am #

    A book search on Amazon gave me, among other things, “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” I hear quite enough of that around here. :/


  23. avatar
    Chris | 26 November 2012 at 7:39 am #

    Just read your piece in A Song for the Road. Love ‘I Sing the Infernal Eternal Tour’ Steve…your usual brilliant honesty…it depicts the over-stimulating desensitising jet-lagged phased-out experience of being constantly on the move and constantly expected to interact and say perceptive things of touring. Having just bumped around the USA for two weeks, I feel a little something of that. Great you used the poetic form of TTB. Looking forward to the rest of the book.

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