posted on July 9, 2006 at 9:15 pm

here we go
all the way to the end……..
i dont have my fender six anymore (sigh)
but marty does…so i guess i can use it
the fender jazz is the rolls royce of basses
dear darkside
i reckon all creative moods are the same
you gotta disengage the ego a little
gotta tap in to that deep thing that knows good from bad
just different applications
love sk
anon 216 meddle
warner how are ya?
its hard to answer these very defining questions
someone will forever hold me to the one i choose here
i think priest /aura is a mastypiece
thats for sure
but sos ultc
and narcosis
“sk come in, this is yr ego calling….sk?”

abid abid.
i am attracted to melancholia
i guess an artist doesnt NEED it
but it sure helps….
poor olde fausty
i dunno
anon 248 i dunno
banquos ghost…thats the spirit
the weakest song is…….
ah its so weak
i cant bear to hurt its feelings anymore
a priest, a rabbi , a yogi and a buddhist monk all walk into
bar, the bar tender to them and says….
what ll it be?
jaime r

would love a living guru
not read vivekananda
not read ramakrishna
dont pray together
would leave to be with the lord anytime
lousiana is about lousiana
some time i was there
captain beyond
now is right now
i dunno
my fave books are mahabharata
marcel proust in remembrance
anon 3 04
i think i may have
anon 304 no
i couldnt say for sure, ben
but i’d know it when i went in there…….
we are all brothers and sisters here
thats the truth
anon 3 53 a combination
freddy merc (an amalgam of personalities)
aust just seems easier than anywhere else for me
life is relaxed n pleasant here
everywhere else is just so much harder
i cant be bothered resisting my environment anymore
so i just gonna stay put n soak up the easiness
i think best bass part was all parts on p=a
i lotta snaky bass right there
reptile too….ssssssssssssss
oh that was for dave em
triantelope because i couldnt resist it!
fave rock doc cocksucker blues
the sonic collab just fizzled out…….
jeff i love nielsens bay
dear pippy longspliffings
well well well
if i could answer that
marijuana is a god given herb for man to use
if ya cant handle it, leave it alone
if ya like it, dont overdo it (like me)
it is a spiritual preview channel
its also a biochemical brain avalanche
i dunno
i sure like it tho
and it never lets me down
when i need some songwritin’ ooomph!
cst coach
well ya see coach ole sk likes them easy places
not too hot
not too cold
no mountains( that i have to climb, at any rate)
no hostile savages or bandits
no warlords or suspicious chieftains to deal with
just a bit of greenery and warm weather
so my five places are
somewhere on black sea in summer
somewhere on caspian sea in summer
somewhere on adriatic sea in spring
somewhere on aegean in spring
somewhere on south seas island, anytime
maxi asks
bwtb on us tour?
i hope so but maybe not
live concert dvd….well theres live at basement coming soon
lily of the valley asks my fave work of art ever?
thats a biggy to commit to
im unable to answer definitively i m afraid
sorry not weasling out
just dunno
teddy blunt that venue is in minneapolis but….?
mcd you tell me….
sandy id tell em our music was aromatic
anon 6 42 ok
dear billy m
rocks willy wanka, eh?
gene wilder or johnny deppressed?
yes i could have fanship with a friend

anon 651
sks best 10 ipod tunes
eyes smeared with ointment of love
kuala lumpur from mimesis
my birthday, the moon festival
neverness hoax
i cant remember
heres some bits i can decipher
we walk towards it fairy dust encrusted
anon im bitter n vain but not cos i’m well read
anon at 755
my fave paul song is……drumroll……..hello goodbye
dear kurtez
i guess so, and thats for sure
nevets deathbed confession
for those five minutes i understood the essential incandescent love
i dug the connexion, i noted the similarities, i applauded the differences
i realised i am he as you are me and we are all together
and then….
and then beyond all that
i remember a night in a room
an emptying pokermachine palace
god what year was that 2005, summer?
i was talking to this woman with wild hair n clothes
after i’d finished this little gig with mwp
i said dijana ….
i said dijana when will i see you again ?
and she said
this woman in my vision
she said
when you die, sweet one
i will appear as the last of your earthly memories
to guide you safely to the quiet realms
where you will be refreshed
before you return again……
after all that yr asking me about petfood???????!!!
i couldnt handle the end
i guess its gonna be a part 3 then
tho technically some of em were outta time
oh well

34 Responses to “you cant handel the troof…part 2”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 July 2006 at 10:34 pm #


    Your dedication to this task is astounding.

    Thanks for answering my question


  2. avatar
    starfish | 9 July 2006 at 10:46 pm #

    Waiting, on edge of seat for pt. 3. Thanks for the replies!

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 July 2006 at 11:09 pm #

    You’re a good man, Steve. Indeed you are. Live long.

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 July 2006 at 11:11 pm #

    Steve –

    I’m not gay. But if ever I felt a warm connection with someone I didn’t know, it’s you. It’s a strange yet wonderful thing.


  5. avatar
    lily | 9 July 2006 at 11:36 pm #

    I’ll give you a break, SK. If you can’t commit to just one (which I completely understand), how about top three favourite works of art? Or top five?

    By the way, love this Q & A. How nice of you to take the time to answer. You’re a very fascinating man, Mr. Kilbey.

  6. avatar
    abtom0104 | 9 July 2006 at 11:49 pm #


    Thanks for taking the time to answer my question, along with everybody elses. If I should ever snag that lotto win, I’ll be in touch. Have already got the setlist ready. Unless you sting me an extra 5 gorillas for my choice of songs!

    You’re a good man, Mr Kilbey.


  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 July 2006 at 12:31 am #

    thanks for answering my question. you’re a very cool druid. a song of yours that i’ve always loved
    is Napolean’s Army, Christmas Eve, Outside Moscow. I listened to it over and over. the
    sense of melancholia is beautiful and uplifting. sad but joyous too. like longing for one’s
    beloved. It reminds me of Eric Satie’s Gymnopedie.

    Peace to you,


  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 July 2006 at 12:49 am #

    Thanks for the answer. Without a doubt Gene Wilder. Besides, he also gave the dead life and taught it how to sing 😉 as far as Depp goes, The Brian Jones wig thing was weird for Wonka. You have more in common with Jones than Depp. However, I certainly do not want YOU doing a Brian Jones bit………PUT THE CANDLE BACK!!!!! Billy M

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 July 2006 at 12:59 am #

    Thanks for answering my question with a question. That’s a clever trick. Are you sure you weren’t a lawyer in one of your past lives? Wait, don’t feel obligated to respond to that. You’ve been too kind in answering questions lately…

    Looking forward to seeing you and the rest of your crew in Indianapolis next month.


  10. avatar
    CSTCoach | 10 July 2006 at 1:10 am #


    Gotta echo that “you’re a good man” line. Been really enjoying both the answers and the questions.

    So ya don’t like hostile warlords (just gotta know how to talk to em, that’s all), or savages (even noble ones??). That rules out mosta my haunts.

    But… yer in luck…

    “somewhere on adriatic sea in spring”

    You did happen to nail one of em. croatian islands in the Adriatic, one of my magical places (another tiny island in the caribbean is the other – but you’ll have to wait fer the book). This of course qualifies you to join my expedition team – tho my adriatic expeditions usually centre on discovering empty moonlit beaches, local wines and olives…

    In all seriousness, gearing up for a relocation to Mediterannean europe in the next couple years, gonna manifest me a villa. You’ve won yerself a standing invite, druid.


  11. avatar
    Freddy Mercurial | 10 July 2006 at 3:17 am #


    Thanks for the answers. A great read…

    Be well,


  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 July 2006 at 5:36 am #

    Reading through the last couple of days is entertaining & funny.
    Good on u for answering every question so far , even the silly ones.
    I can understand how you can form an unfriendliness when there’s silly people everywhere that can’t handle a person layin it on the line.
    Good to see that your rising above it all with a smile.
    Best way to go really.

    Dutch Pierre

    PS: What’s your favorite color?

  13. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 10 July 2006 at 7:51 am #

    Nothing exciting to report this time – and I know you’re just hanging on for my every word, but…just wanted to echo everyone’s comments – thanks for the mini online *peek* into SJK, who is, it seems, a good man. I knew it all along, without a doubt.
    : )
    You’re radiating some very, very good energy cuz we’re all feeling it! May it all come back to you and yours a thousand times over. This turned out to be quite the task – but a lovely gift for us.
    ah, just a tad over a week until your arrival in the dream they once called Califia, aka California. i can’t promise you gold or great amazon women, but fans of great music await!

  14. avatar
    sue cee | 10 July 2006 at 8:29 am #

    ‘aromatic’ … i love that

    Wow, my ipod list would be almost identical if i had mimesis, give or take a couple

    ‘Hello Goodbye’ .. yeah?! I love it when they all come in singing… its on one of my fave, probably THE fave Beatles album, close tie with The White Album, the underrated dreamy Magical Mystery Tour! ‘Roll up, roll up for the mystery tour’ always gives me butterflies. Hey, hope your tour is magical!


  15. avatar
    rawramp | 10 July 2006 at 9:16 am #

    Hi Steve

    Wanted to post a comment over the weekend but ‘puter down ( cursed Broadband)

    I bought the origianl painting you did of the ‘Boppin Elf’ – ‘er indoors calls it ‘Toothy boley’,likes it tho – do you have any tales re painting that?

    Pity the Hcruch arent doing New England – we go there every year ( from london ) and always try and take in some gigs

    Ps. I have it on good authority (u didn’t hear it from me) that Johnny Depp has been sent the script to play Bolan in a biopic – inspired choice methinks.Who would you choose to play you ?

  16. avatar
    Fandorin | 10 July 2006 at 11:49 am #

    HAHA….now i know that question: “What would you write about Mae Moore in your autobiography” 😀

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 July 2006 at 12:23 pm #

    ‘if ya like it, dont overdo it (like me)’ – moderation in all things make pip a happy boy – thanks for the response mr k



  18. avatar
    davem | 10 July 2006 at 12:27 pm #

    Thanks so much for this SK.
    Really interesting insightssssssssssssss. Hope you finish replying before the tour!!
    Love you more..

  19. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 10 July 2006 at 12:47 pm #

    Can’t wait for troof part 3! That finger of yours must be getting pretty worn out!

  20. avatar
    baby | 10 July 2006 at 1:45 pm #

    spoken like a franciscan…

  21. avatar
    Einstein | 10 July 2006 at 2:24 pm #

    i’m completely confused when it comes to questions especially from annonymous ’cause there’s a confusing number next to them…and the question isn’t listed. I understand that would give SK a lot of work (even more) but I don’t know how to procede here.
    By the way, thank you for the answer regarding Donnie Darko. You gotta love that film! Excellent.

  22. avatar
    Renee | 10 July 2006 at 2:54 pm #

    The number is the time the question was posted,
    ya kinda have to go back and forth between two screens,
    in order to follow the responses

  23. avatar
    buckmoose | 10 July 2006 at 3:15 pm #

    Thank you sir.

  24. avatar
    Renee | 10 July 2006 at 4:14 pm #

    Thank you also for responding to my question.
    I’m still trying to picture the whole goat girl thing!
    I’d be curious to know how being a female in your past life has affected or influenced your present life,
    but alas! you said no more questions 🙁

  25. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 10 July 2006 at 4:22 pm #

    Gracias hermano!
    Tu hermanita, Cecilia.

  26. avatar
    Arno Sojo | 10 July 2006 at 4:34 pm #

    Dear Steve,
    Late folks like me humbly beg for your leniency (my internet connection’s been down for a week and I just caught up with the last posts, notably Questions Day). Hoping you can answer my question though.
    Good luck for part 3.

  27. avatar
    pharaoh | 10 July 2006 at 5:41 pm #

    Hey Steve,

    many thanks for the reply, good to hear there’s still a Fender Six amongst the band (the capable hands of MWP, no less) . I don’t know much about the recording of P=A but seems as though it was an integral part of the sound? And having watched your Enmore Theatre video again recently I must say your work on the aforementioned guitar is exemplary.

    That said, your Jazz Bass did sound like a million dollars at the Troubadour earlier this year. Looking forward to another serving of Troof in Part 3!


  28. avatar
    davem | 10 July 2006 at 6:13 pm #

    I know it’s hero worshippy & a bit sad and all that but…..stuff it.
    Have loved you & your music for 25 years, never met you…too scared… but for you to have answered my question well……it’s just sinking in & I’m floating………..
    Thanks for taking the time & trouble. Don’t know how others feel – I know that some know you etc so perhaps it isn’t the same for them.
    But for me, here in blighty, it means the world.
    Love you more,

    Dave M

  29. avatar
    ben | 10 July 2006 at 7:40 pm #

    thanks for selflessly answering the many questions. I have felt kinship with a few artists in the past but none have continued to grow as a person as well as an artist inspiring me in the process. P=A is in my top 5 fav albums, bought the cassete in small record shop one year ago, and still cannot put away. Took awhile to appec how brilliant the lyrics were, which is always a good sign. Bass part on Dome is dope, to mention one. The blogg is fucking great, man. Thanks for taking time too give back what was given.

  30. avatar
    Chela | 10 July 2006 at 8:15 pm #

    P=A on cassette – I’ve had mine since it came out, someone at the studio thought it was my iPod cover!! He almost fell from his chair when he realized it was a cassette! Hah!

  31. avatar
    stealthblue | 10 July 2006 at 8:33 pm #

    I know it was just a goofy question pertaining to a certain kind of shop in a certain European city, but I really appreciate your answer. Good answer actually, I know exactly what you mean about “just knowing upon entering.” I suppose I have many questions for you, but felt fortunate to be able to officially ask one. 😉 Thanks again for making the time for all of us in Kilbeyland. There were some great questions and answers. Your fingers must be smokin’! Perhaps a nice dip in the sea will do ya good. Take care, Steve and thanks again.
    All the best…
    Ben V.

  32. avatar
    daydreamer | 10 July 2006 at 9:06 pm #

    Aromatic. I like that!

  33. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 10 July 2006 at 9:56 pm #

    I know I’ve probably used my allotted space on the comments section fer this blog, but as I got out of the car today, I glanced in the backseat and I saw the HOB CD sitting there. Before I talk about that, I want to say that for me, reading your blog and getting to ‘know’ you better has taken absolutely NOTHING away from your music, poetry, painting, etc. In fact, I it’s enhanced it. I know some people are afraid to blur the line bewteen art and artist, and I can understand that…but in your case it doesn’t seem to apply. I believe all of your faithful readers have matured enough to the point that we know you’re human, even if we do sometimes think you’re an artistic GENIUS, haha.

    Now, however, knowing what you went through during HOB, I feel guilty for loving that CD so much. It’s one of my favourites, though when I saw you guys tour, I sat next to you one night (I was like a ghost, you wouldn’t have known I was there) but I could tell something was very wrong in your world. (Call it a woman’s intuition). Anyway, I’m so sorry you had to go through that hell – I don’t know if I can listen to HOB without thinking of how hard it was for you. Oh well. Tis not important, what’s important is that you are well, here, now, and kindly sharing of yourself.

    BTW…my hedonistic lottery dream…I’ve always, always wanted to go to a South Seas/tropical island….I’ve been to Hawai’i 4 times but that doesn’t count and it’s not far enough south…how about Fiji or Tahiti…somewhere where the water is crystal clear (does that still exist?)…even the Maldives…and I invite you for an intimate, private, aromatic…..Church concert (oh stop it – what were ya all thinking?) and we all stay in a gorgeous luxury resort where we get massages in cabanas on the beach and swim like dolphins during the day and at night we sit under palm trees with the trade winds blowing and tiki torches lit and sip something herbal, and listen to you and your silky voice and your aromatic sounds…oh and did I mention all faithful blog readers are invited…and then, we all leave, but you stay, with your family, for another month, to play and relax and enjoy yourselves.

    I’m about to cry, knowing this is highly unlikely to ever happen, but it sounds soooooooooooo good. Oh a girl can dream.
    love ya,
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoooooooooooooooooo (weeeeeeeeeee!)

  34. avatar
    RbtBy | 11 July 2006 at 9:08 pm #

    Ramble is one of those songs that I go back to every once in a while and it always hits me like a tone of bricks. Truly amazing. No matter where I am in my life it always seems to resonate with me.

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