posted on September 20, 2013 at 6:49 pm


 robbery with violins

fiddle about

yeah i had a big strange week

the orchestra thing is shaping up to be huge

at least in musical terms

i really hope anyone in sydney will/can come along

its a once in a lifetime gig i reckon

then we have bard of bondi which’ll be the complete opposite

intimate and fun (i hope )

i spent tuesday sitting in a bar with rob younger from radio birdman/new christs

we were paid to sit and drink bourbon and talk about rocknroll

nice work if you can get it

neither of us got pissed

rob younger is a warm and self deprecating guy

radio birdman were a terrific australian band that started in about 74 75

the english press were not kind tho they shoulda been

i loved birdman myself

rob and i were surprised to have so much in common

we listened to same records and we loved the same people

dolls iggy etc

the whole conversation will be edited down to a five minute sequence on VICE tv

whatever that is

it was a fantastic day


work offers continue to pour in

i am falling behind again

so i should go and keep painting for my exhibition in LA

thanks for yer attention

aloha you screaming ninnies



25 Responses to “yabber”

  1. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 20 September 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    We are here
    we part at the horizon
    the sun is so bright
    the sky is so far
    you don’t care what I brought
    you don’t ask
    you frown
    you turn from the birds
    oh yes
    you say
    there’s something else
    frowning again
    you fold your arms
    I’m showing you a samovar
    I can’t contain it
    I say
    it’s full
    the samovar isn’t my life
    I say
    the fullness is love
    something tiny wriggles in the sea.
    You don’t look back.
    I’m here.

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 September 2013 at 9:48 pm #

    Glad you’re getting paid, dude – long overdue. Quite a contrast to the Church royalties debacle and rather proves your point, I think.

  3. avatar
    Michel | 21 September 2013 at 12:00 am #

    I am sure the orchestra gig will be a great evening.
    Too bad Australia is still so far away from France…
    Will have to wait a few more million years until our continents move closer.
    Keep me a copy of the deluxe dvd (and the bard one too !).
    A ripple of applause and shouts for more, tomorrow, for Dr Kilbey !

  4. avatar
    Polaris | 21 September 2013 at 1:42 am #

    Really like the elements in the poster – as in the sort-of paisley print aura about you. When’d’ja make it SK ?

  5. avatar
    Crasher | 21 September 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    Saw Radio Birdman for the first time about 4 years ago.They were on a triple header with the hoodoo gurus and this other band…the stems.From Perth, WA.
    The evening had the moniker, the clash of the titans.
    A brilliant night it was. No band was the actual headliner..all playing a little over an hour each. Evidently they changed the order of their performances around with each gig.
    Rob Younger looked very fit and healthy..he must in his 60s.
    But the Stems, who I had never heard of were just amazing. Just beautifully delivered power pop.Worth checking out all 3 bands on
    Where the fuck were us ninnies without youtube.
    Loads of church stuff there as well. And of course plenty of kilbey/kennedy,isidore,gb3 ( i love damaged/ controlled), hammock (asleep in the downlights..great little ep)etc,etc, yada,yada.
    hark i hear lark must away.

  6. avatar
    andy | 21 September 2013 at 11:58 pm #

    mixed feelings about this bout of great success.
    at last the pennies come rolling in….and by heck you deserve ’em.
    however….with all the hither ‘n dithering that comes with this heavy workload you seem to be becoming a bit distant to we long-time churchites!
    gig with george sounds great…wish i could be there…

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 23 September 2013 at 8:33 pm #

      Dithering? Bit harsh, chap. You reckon SK has managed to keep all these plates spinning by dithering? Really?
      Also, it’s 31 years since I first saw the church so I reckon I’m a long-timer too – but I’m not feeling distanced just because there ain’t a daily blog.
      SK’s given more via the Time Being than anyone of comparable stature that I can think of. If it’s less in future, I’ll just be grateful for what we’ve had.

      • avatar
        andy | 29 September 2013 at 10:33 am #

        you obviously know very little about SK and i…………

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          Anonymous | 1 October 2013 at 7:40 pm #

          ‘SK and I’? Did you really write that? Oh, you did. My, my. Sidestepping the hubris, of course I don’t know anything about your status in the inner circle, Andy – unlike you, I’m a mere fan, so how could I? I do remember how you expected SK to go out of his way to furnish you with your own special chair at a London gig a few years back, though. For an ex-postie, that’s quite a sense of entitlement you’ve cultivated there.

          • avatar
            thetimebeing | 2 October 2013 at 7:18 am #

            lets end this
            andy had a bad heart
            i should have organized a chair

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            Anonymous | 3 October 2013 at 8:18 am #

            Thats alright if Andy organised SK for his own special chair. Some people ask and get wot they want. I asked God the Heavenly Father for a chair at a gig ’cause I was to ill to stand that nite (thanks to the witches at work) and all who attended got seats. The event was changed from standing to seated at the last moment. Praise be to God for pulling me through once again. 🙂

  7. avatar
    Moloch | 22 September 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    Damn! I’m flying in to Sydney on the 26th, too late for the “Bard of Bondi”. Always seem to miss you….!

    Trevor \|/

  8. avatar
    k.p.buk | 22 September 2013 at 6:47 pm #

    there’s something cold and blank behind her smile
    she’s standing on an overpass
    in her miracle mile
    you were from a perfect world
    a world that threw me away, today
    today to run away
    a pill to make you numb
    a pill to make you dumb
    a pill to make you anybody else
    but all the drugs in this world
    won’t save her from herself
    her mouth was an empty cut
    and she was waiting to fall
    just bleeding like a polaroid that
    lost all her dolls

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 23 September 2013 at 6:50 pm #

      That seems full of ugliness. Bit like some of the distasteful words I hear come out of peoples mouths. That is said what comes out of the mouth comes from the heart. To a degree I know this 2 b true.

  9. avatar
    kell | 23 September 2013 at 1:06 am #


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    anonymosss | 23 September 2013 at 6:22 am #

    remember when I took you up to the top of the hill
    we had our knives drawn they were as sharp as we
    were in love if god crossed us
    wed take all his drugs burn his money
    and his house down and wait for the fire to spread
    sometimes hate is not enough to turn this all to ash
    i had no choice but to erase the debt of our family
    everyone turned their backs because they knew when we
    held on tight to each other we were something fatal
    that fell into the wrong hands say goodbye with lips like dynamite

  11. avatar
    imakohletta | 23 September 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    what reality are you from where you see babies as either toys or self reflections neither themselves perhaps threw us for better or worse now committed to protect in adversity a passive woman wouldnt ask would shy from ire wouldnt bail for an hour or minute give slip the run round oh vacancy freedom sanctuary refuge sudden rediscovery my reason self protection pregnant void precedes even infants i saw what i need do stay face no escape reuptake only just registers earthquake

  12. avatar
    Steven Krut | 25 September 2013 at 11:43 am #

    I keep hoping you get offered a TV gig. I think you would really enjoy it and the pay would probably be good, too.

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 September 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    Am I allowed to run away and join the circus? I’m already in one.

  14. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 29 September 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    There’s always <> then

  15. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 29 September 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    ((*Wings of Desire*)) that is

  16. avatar
    Peter D | 1 October 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    Steve, off-topic, I said I’d let you know how I went treating a skin cancer with hemp oil. Long story short, due to cost issues I used the doctor prescribed stuff instead. (Plus my doctor is a cutie, and I didn’t feel good about blatantly disobeying her instructions.) Was like a radioactive ointment – did the job but left a melanin-free white patch behind. Not in a hurry to get another one so I can compare how the mj oil works!

  17. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 4 October 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    oh stop it! we don’t always get the joke but it’s funny nevertheless

  18. avatar
    hellbound heart | 8 October 2013 at 7:40 pm #

    radio birdman is pretty damn awesome… much good music around, matey….
    <3 always….

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