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Watch: Kilbey’s Hall Of Fame Speech

News posted Thursday, October 28 2010 at 06:00 PM.
Related: The Church, Steve Kilbey.

“I haven’t got a speech,” said Steve Kilbey as he strode up to the mic at The Church’s induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in Sydney last night (October 27).

Fifteen minutes later, he’d roasted most of the guests including Richard Wilkins and his “schoolboy” quiff; feted the other inductees including Johnny Young and his unique way of handclapping; recited a verse from John Williamson’s ‘Old Man Emu’; and told several amusing anecdotes, one involving former Church manager Michael Chugg and a World War II plane full of gear, and another, a topless Taswegian who’s now a “grandmother”. The whole thing prompted host Julia Zemiro to declare: “Give that man his own show!”

Before it’s cut to bits when the ceremony is broadcast on SBS’ rock quiz/variety show RocKwiz on Saturday night, 9.20pm, here’s the speech in all its unscripted, unedited glory:


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LoadMyRig  said about 3 years ago:

fucking best shit EVER


Tiger Tiger  said about 3 years ago:

gotta get a 6 pack and watch it again!

remember GB3 Friday 29th at Northcote SC featuring Steve ''Aria'' Kilbey.


littlesmoke  said about 3 years ago:

Hahahahaha....awesome!


Goal attack  said about 3 years ago:

Is that Tina Arena heckling? Marty Wilson-Piper still looks fucking cool even without the massive hoop earrings.


kuroneko  said about 3 years ago:

I love this man. Awesome, funny yet still somehow humble speech.


MissAustralia2003  said about 3 years ago:

this is why people should get rid of pr. best acceptance speech ever? and marty wilson-piper sums it up.


LaxCharisma  said about 3 years ago:

This has lifted my mood considerably...


Popboomerang  said about 3 years ago:

that is a great effort to hold attention for 15 mins - i get petrified at the idea of 30 seconds in front of a crowd


iamthewalrus  said about 3 years ago:

Brilliant speech. Would happily pay to hear 2 hours-worth of this.


astrousersasmind  said about 3 years ago:

Am-AZ-ing!!!


mswahili  said about 3 years ago:

Am I the only one who is reminded of David Brent?


Tiger Tiger  said about 3 years ago:

''...axing school teachers and strippers...''. bravo!


thenewmeatloaf  said about 3 years ago:

Amazing.


FrankieTeardrop  said about 3 years ago:

Pure genius. Talk about seizing the moment. I wanted to see him go on for another 15 minutes.


elle-zo  said about 3 years ago:

god i love kilbey


angelicIV  said about 3 years ago:

hmmm yes and no. it was good and shit. a bit stilted and whatnot, it was ok. I liked parts of it, other parts I rolled my eyes. you know more rock schtick from awards crap. why are they so happy being put in a museum anyway? kilbey and his crew were from that pathetic school of intellectual but not quite bands that really shit me when I was a kid, although sure I love those old hits.


cooper.  said about 3 years ago:

Am I the only one who is reminded of David Brent?

Totally.


Scale  said about 3 years ago:

'Chuggie'.


kapitolina  said about 3 years ago:

I am in awe of this man all the more.
He's right though - the rest of the world totally missed out.
Priest = Aura - Genius


angelicIV  said about 3 years ago:

the whole chuggie thing was such a godaweful rimlick.


angelicIV  said about 3 years ago:

the thing is the loved ones..that was good. see thats the shit.


psymon  said about 3 years ago:

''genuine tasmanian tits''
''cheers''

glad to hear so much appreciation for this amazing man and this phenominal band
god bless the church


Zaphod  said about 3 years ago:

Geez, I thought of anyone on this board Matt Church would be most appreciative of/empathetic towards am aging musician rambling on for longer than expected.


angelicIV  said about 3 years ago:

dude. really.. ageing musician eh?..oh you poor bastard.


shakethecloudsout  said about 3 years ago:

lol.

what a dude.


Zaphod  said about 3 years ago:

dude. really.. ageing musician eh?..oh you poor bastard.

I was having a joke. Dude! Dude..


phallic baldwin  said about 3 years ago:

I really liked this, but award ceremonies are always just that little bit naff..


angelicIV  said about 3 years ago:

is cool. I am ageing. I like me better now then before. pretty privelidged. give me heaps. I don't mind getting shit. I just wanna make a 70s am radio classic that is cringe worthy.


Tiger Tiger  said about 3 years ago:

also check out the great man's latest blog post re: being induced/inducted:
http://www.thetimebeing.com/blog/

generally a great blog. Hope some of the more poetic and abstract entries get published one day with Steve's artwork. Ranaissance, man!


Dexter Ramone  said about 3 years ago:

I'm so glad I watched that. What a speech!


montyclift  said about 3 years ago:

conclusion: against accepted wisdom it appears having a couple of lines can make you the bit more funny and interesting that you think you are...


Tiger Tiger  said about 3 years ago:

that woulda been the magic dust off of Richard Wilkins' hair montycliff.


Goal attack  said about 3 years ago:

that woulda been the magic dust off of Richard Wilkins' hair montycliff.

haha


TransientRandom  said about 3 years ago:

He likes a smoke!


bigdaddykane  said about 3 years ago:

Was he on drugs? He seemed a bit distractable and tangential.


soula  said about 3 years ago:

brilliant.


columbo  said about 3 years ago:

i want him to speak at my funeral


drtoupee  said about 3 years ago:

What a wanker, the guy is coked out of his eyeballs or more likely dosed up on cheap trucker speed. I bet he is going to feel like a total cock watching that back sober.


Baz!  said about 3 years ago:

I've seen god.


Baz!  said about 3 years ago:

What a wanker, the guy is coked out of his eyeballs or more likely dosed up on cheap trucker speed. I bet he is going to feel like a total cock watching that back sober.

Oh come on doc, don't be like that. You are very probably right though. That's entertainment though, in the words of Tony Bennett.


columbo  said about 3 years ago:

settle down dudes. jeez, why stand around scratchig your chin & even bother analysing something so off the cuff & free?

i got Starfish on cassette back in the day and it partially changed my life

Lost still floors me every time

ah well

all hail King Kilbey!


buffytufnel  said about 3 years ago:

I remember seeing The Church at Selinas circa 1990 and it was plain then that ''aloof'' really meant ''pissfunny'' - Kilbey responded to a heckler's request by deadpanning, ''I hear someone calling for Unguarded Moment ...'' [pause] ''... the definition of optimism...''


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