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The Time Being | Steve Kilbey
  • The making of Seance
    (blog commissioned by KN) boy in 1982 i was somebody else and i was making my third album i was a confused little pouting ninny our 2nd album had done pretty good but an EP called sing-songs had kinda bombed so here we are late 1982 after a tour taking in sweden where i met karin jansson in australia i was dating that glamorous newsreader yeah you know who i mean the heroin years still 8 years ahead of me angular blah blah blah living in terrace house with russell in rozelle lots of people sitting around taking drugs scruffy young art college types bonging on and smoking cigs white wine and negative photos and clothes patterns and demo tapes open fire me and russell both slightly pyro playing around with it the phone rings with girls asking for russell our voices are similar sometimes they think i am him and its embarrassing when i say no actually thats my brother... i got my studio in the front room i gotta 4 track tape recorder and im knocking out tunes by the dozen i go in there and i fire up the equipment i gotta tr808 drum machine which is responsible for a lot of the drum patterns on seance unfortunately demo-itis had gripped the recording of seance by the balls the demo versions were too closely adhered to and it was my fault the songs never got to really blossom and flow like on blurred crusade and again on heyday they remain kinda rigid lyrically i seem to be playing the part of some Byron-esque melancholia addict reaching through a medium to find my dead fiancee or whatever the fuck its supposed to be the agony of separation the romance of death the triumph of love puh-lease! spare me… anyway back in […]
  • anti meat rant!
    (a commissioned blog for BC) yeah as you all know i became a veg around 17 years of age it seemed like good idea at the time and it still does if i am at all youthful and a survivor of the scourges of drugs surely it can only be my vegetarianism at the bottom of it all because vegetarianism is just the right thing to do all the time dont kill things dont eat their flesh man its the most lose/lose scenario you can imagine a devils deal: murder begetting misery its only obvious if you humiliate and torture some creature its whole life if you kill an innocent beast with an axe or a bolt how can it be that this will not come back upon you? on every single level that something can affect you spirit body mind chemical karma meat is bad medicine my friends that decaying flesh decomposing from the minute that creature dies chopped up in some nightmarish gory filthy abattoir its grisly remains are hacked into bits and packaged up the ugly work of a world gone wrong it is perversion to eat this rotten rubbish when its unnecessary people wake up to the fucking truth meat is killing our planet along with a few other stupid things that carcass hitting your guts and travelling round in your intestines your intestines long n winding road and with weak digestive juice that bit of corpse in your guts for up to three days going off your stomach aint no freezer put a piece of meat in a glass on a table with some weak acid see what happens the things we are meant to eat dont rot in the same way veggies and fruit dont rot like meat nothing rots like meat this flesh full […]
  • dope
    WARning : this blog has been commissioned  it is about heroin and it is a fictionalised account  of lives lived in a day   So i’m riding the train to the vietnamese part of town and its taking forever yeah i am riding along maybe you dont recognise me i was hurled into this world with enough past life baggage to check into the white hotel for evermore how the hell would i know what it was..? but it was something that was a big hassle i had no screaming esteem i could not dig myself at all for sure as the slow old train wound its way to my destination my self esteem was not picking up any steam i sat there attacked from all sides by pain ache despair and anxiety and thats just the stuff you can give names to… there are the other formless nameless horrors bearing down on me and it felt like the whole world finally we get there and i wander around trying to make eye contact with someone sometimes the dealers actually greeted ya as you got off the train today they werent there so i walked through the shops i make eye contact with a vietnamese guy about the same age as me ie early forties he sidles over to me gracefully what you want ? he smiles i do only hundreds. this is the best stuff you ever had in your life. i promise you! i nod my head. i heard that best stuff line a thousand times before hissed in swedish guffawed by an irish guy sneered to me in cockney english in matter of fact american an enthusiastic old mexican guy whose stuff actually had been the best but i am conflicted because this guy looks like he wouldnt have said it if […]
  • plane thought
    all those magic books making me longing for something quite marvellous all the times in the caravan by the black lake with the blue cranes all those tiny red sweets your lovely sister sucked on all those planes at night in the sydney sky yeah i am coming home laughing up the drive the drizzling warm wind turning my umbrella mind into a wand wandering aimlessly i come to the seapool and dove in in the middle of the night i was alone in the water except for the rain as i swam around weightlessly my breath escaped in silver wriggling bursts thirsty for your fathoms down father i sank in disappearing circles underwater the clouds held me down by my toes my unstitched shadow was violently thrown against the sand drowning in bed where absence has unmade it up and above it all my angel protects and guides me like a weapon in all spheres we are each represented by another spirit in water air fire and earth am i put together in gold love hate and evil pulled apart in the loneliness of a crowded hotel the noise killed my ear in the embrace of a memory the drink had dulled my mind in the hand you offered a strong suit a firm shake the new car slipped through the rain like Vsnu’s disc i forgot to mention how warm i was feeling now safely falling home a streetwalker a roadworker an old timer a 2 timer tell her you do yoga says a voice in another room you already said it grumbled the horizon which was dividing the elements in the reflection in the mirror on the table in the corner in the room inside the house in the quietest night imaginable in the silence that comes into […]
Be IN a documentary about The Church!
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Richard at shakymentalislands has started a great project that is running during the tour for Untitled #23. A hi-def video cam is going to every show and fans are encouraged to have their say on what the band means to them.  There are other similar projects underway at his blog, so check it out.
Marty describes the equipment he and Pete are using circa 2009
Thursday, 18 June 2009
An interesting excerpt from Marty's conversation with Tom Murphy for an interview in Denver. He listed the equipment he and Peter Koppes are using for the U#23 tour. If you have a few bucks lying around, grow a big beard and buy some gear!
Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 August 2009 )
Long interview with Marty about Untitled #23, followed by gig review
Thursday, 18 June 2009
This is a really interesting conversation between Tom Murphy for Denver Westword, and MWP. Originally published at
Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 August 2009 )
Photos and audio from Kilbey art exhibition
Tuesday, 08 July 2008
You can see photos of the exhibition and listen to several audio clips of Steve talking about his techniques.  Thank you to Holly Jordan for putting the exhibition together and Mike Fulmer for making the web page!
Marty's project - the In Deep Music Archive
Saturday, 19 April 2008

Marty has created an amazing new project: the In Deep Music Archive.  Drawing on his massive music collection, it is many things as Marty himself says.

We are many things. An archive, a label, a studio, an information resource, project co-ordinators, a film music research library, a sampling library, producers and engineers, a collective of musicians and songwriters, a small management company and if we can be, a musicians' advice bureau.

I urge to go visit their myspace page with the link above and read about Marty's vision for this wonderful resource.  He also writes there regularly, so subscribe and keep yourself in the loop.

Marty's new album "Nightjar", and USA/Europe tour
Wednesday, 02 April 2008
Marty is playing shows to support his new solo album, Nightjar (produced by Dare Mason), and then the tour continues through May in the USA and on to Europe. More dates will follow, and the beguiling talents of the Electric Mood Maidens will add their magic to Marty's songs.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 April 2008 )
Reviews of the Kev Carmody and Triffids shows Steve participated in
Monday, 28 January 2008

In January 2008 Steve performed at concerts which celebrated the music of Kev Carmody, whose "Images and Illusions" album Steve produced, and David McComb and The Triffids, who Steve admired (see his blog).  Kate has kindly collected all the articles together into one and here they are.  If you'd like to know more about The Triffids or Kev Carmody, well, those are the links :)

Oh, I saw two pictures on flickr too. 


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