posted on January 16, 2007 at 8:45 pm

im listening to solaris soundtrack
its 7 am as usual
yessaday took aurora to otho-dontist
bad news:
he puts a piece of ice on tooth but no feely
good news: xray reveals no “absorbtion”
(i dunno what absorbtion is but she aint got it n thats good)
eve n a very well behaved at orthos
theyre charming kids actually
open n outgoing
why was i such a sullen turkey?
aurora really reminding me of a giant rabbit more n more
both the doodles have huge white front teeth
making em look like chip n dale
why do americans usually have perfect teeth?
my teeth are mediocre british standard issue
prone to decay n yellowing
nk does not have one filling
neither doodles either
despite fair amount of various chockys
when i was 7 i had a head full of quicksilver
on warm overcast days by the sea
i could tune into a poetic dimension
with one of my fillings
and baudelaire n lautremont would fill my
infant brain with phrases
straight from the otherside
through the mercury
and into my sinuses
up my nose
into my tiny mind
i also had a piece of wood
which had once been in a field
outside vinnny van go!s studio
and it knew all his tricks
but my paintings n my stick
were destroyed in the floods of 62
am i digressing?
frankie x k from the emmy-railed aisle
came over for dinner
and i drank one corona
the yobbos downstairs had another barby
and i fuckin marched downstairs
and the conversation went something like this…..
9 pm chez kilb
frankie xk n killer the thriller plus ms nk n bumper
are sitting in the kitchen
listening to the killer drone on
with another boring anecdote
however the warm night air
and the mexican beer
have caused a gentle drowsiness to descend
the killer: blah blah me i i blah myself blah me blah
the others : z…z….mmm…? zzzz…….
suddenly the unmistakable odour of lighter fluid n smoke wafts in
the killer jumps up outta his chair
“whats this….?”
before anyone can stop him
with a head full of steam
the killer is down the stairs
yep theres a yob
in fact theres a load of yobs n yobettes
and one yob has got this small flamethrower
and hes trying to coax the chemical briquettes into flame
by blasting them with his nauseating little napalm gun
the yobs all gasp
and the head yob with the fire thrower turns to face me
hes about 23…24 and like all the others
of some dusky ethnicity that makes em pronounce
the word nice as noice
and talk very loudly n have barbies
i see his eyes in the moonlight and their full of…..
in my best peter from zoo story voice
i start up and all my reason has gone out the window
“now look here, you simply cant have, er, ..this barbeque here!
its right under my window and our place is full of fumes…and the baby…
and …”
yob: “wouldjya like us ta moove it?”
me” well of course i want you to move it…that is if…”
yob” i dont want youse goiys bein’ unhappy!”
me(now im really taken aback n flustered) : “oh…!”
yob: “should we put it over there” (indicates as far from house as poss)
me:”oh ok” (but its dawnin’ on me its gonna be even worse)
yob:” gee we hope this ll be ok for youse goiys”
and all the yobs n yobettes join in
and move all their plates of meat n bottles of grog n cigarettes
very politely..and without any rancour..over to the said spot
five minutes later we got all doors n windows shut
but my house smells like mongolian barbeque pit
on lard lovers night
i dont think the yobs are just doing steak..
i can smell the even more ‘orrible stink of sausages (mystery bags)
and now to top it all off the yobs are noice
as i glare down from my window
practically sobbing n choking from the stench in the wake of their din-dins
…and remember folks
one mans meat IS another mans fucking poison
and theyre smiling up at me
happy in the knowledge that their nice little barby
is no longer upsetting that strange old fella up stairs
the one with all those kids and the greyblue falcon
after all, they are now where he asked em to be….
farankie xk has enuff off my dismayed grizzling
and asks to be taken home
when i get back
nk is lying in livingroom watching a doco
we both feel dejected about the yobs
but now its even worse
cos theyre compliant!
no suggestions please!
and bon bon
its 12 the noise has to stop
not 10, i asked the cops
today im going onna bushwalk
with russell k
michael h
frankie xk
talking of russell hes been talking about a visual blogge
for me soon
also have recorded the wrong road by grant mc
will come out on trib record in aug

63 Responses to “killer on the road”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 January 2007 at 8:56 pm #

    Sorry dude. I coulda sworn it was 10pm they had to keep it down by….maybe it’s changed since my hot-headed calls were made a couple of years back.

    Don’t worry…no more advice from me.


  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 January 2007 at 8:58 pm #

    Have a great boys day out sk!


  3. avatar
    John Garratt | 16 January 2007 at 8:59 pm #

    Oh, if only your neighbors were like my old ones: noisy AND rude.

    Would make thing simpler in the big picture, wouldn’t it?


  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 January 2007 at 9:16 pm #

    Mr. Kilbey,

    thank you for this blog, your music and all your creative endeavors, i have found great solace in your music in some recent dark times.

    thanks a million

  5. avatar
    davem | 16 January 2007 at 9:17 pm #

    Enjoy the walk – watch out for snakes and stuff.
    If your neighbours are that helpful they may agree to converting to veggie burgers and corn. My Dad – who is the worlds foremost carnivore – now prepares me all sorts of veggie delights every Tuesday!
    By the way get your El Mo 2 quick, fiends. 4 of the 10 copies that were available on Church Merch have sold in the last 15 minutes (one of ’em to me though, heh heh heh)
    love you more,

    Dave M

  6. avatar
    davem | 16 January 2007 at 9:18 pm #

    Make that 6 sold in 20 minutes.

  7. avatar
    Daberhasher | 16 January 2007 at 9:19 pm #

    why don’t you know, it’s all the fluoride they put in the water over here… images of Tony Franciosa burned into my little mind… i too have a head full of metal, mine vintage 70’s, and i remember my dentist looking as if he had just stepped out of Saturday Night Fever… hmmm, perchance did i discover there my love of altered consciousness… i never did mind going… maybe it was his lovely assistant as well…

    visual blogge, bring it on!!!

    speaking of visuals, been here yet???

    Terence McKenna Land

    hope that works…


  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 January 2007 at 9:37 pm #

    ‘Makes a sound you won’t forget’

    SK. that promises to be a beautiful tribute.


  9. avatar
    the dean | 16 January 2007 at 9:39 pm #

    I hate neigbours – reminds me of a song “Neighbours everybody hates fuckedup Neighbours…” sing along

  10. avatar
    metal_petal | 16 January 2007 at 9:41 pm #

    Ha ha! Now they’ve turned into frenemies!

    Maybe you could invitye them up for veggie patties and thrry to convert them.

  11. avatar
    metal_petal | 16 January 2007 at 9:41 pm #

    Typo queen,

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 January 2007 at 9:43 pm #

    well, at least they were trying to be accommodating. that’s quite a shock as nowadays people generally aren’t, and it’s a damn shame.

    **insert embarrassed icon here**~~what is a bushwalk??

  13. avatar
    Fandorin | 16 January 2007 at 9:52 pm #

    a notorious German band, Die Kassierer, once recorded a song “I kill my neighbour and beat up his corpse”. If it wouldn’t suck, I’d tape it for you.

    Else….I’m totally out of my mind from the EMS tracks on myspace. Looooove Tantalindianized, and After Everything just shines. The Wife found me singing along with Wide Open Road. Oh the question marks in her eyes…

  14. avatar
    mandn | 16 January 2007 at 10:02 pm #

    Don’t you hate it when you’re in the mood for a good
    arguement and people are actually nice for a change?

    A question Orpehus and anyone else interested…

    a debate has risen at work about whether or not
    “Reversal” has ever been used in a commercial.
    I say no, but my co-worker swears he’s heard it
    in a commercial somewhere…

    I am sure they can fix up Aurora’s tooth.
    Same thing happened to my sister over 20 years
    ago and she’s good as new. You’d never even know it.


  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 January 2007 at 10:09 pm #

    ed in fl said on your Jan 09 blog:

    “Best bet is to befriend them, let them know who you are (a celebrity), that you know lots of cool people and have great cool stories and sway them with your sophistication and worldliness. If you can’t beat em – you pretty much have to join them. Once they get to know you, they should sympathize a little better and may take their parties to someone elses house.”

    Thought they could be approachable – most people are if you give them a chance. Glad it didn’t turn into a world war down under!

    ed in fl

  16. avatar
    pagey | 16 January 2007 at 10:33 pm #

    isn’t the oz expression throw another shrimp on the bar-b about silencing the yobbo’s barb-que parties?


    WITH your amazing stories still flowing too i hope

  17. avatar
    Trocapendapy | 16 January 2007 at 10:44 pm #

    and this from the guy denouncing argy bargy only the day before yesterday! You better watch out they don’t figure out who you are (they proboblay already know) and wind up here on the blog and read what you have been saying about them. You’d be in for it then!

  18. avatar
    damien | 16 January 2007 at 10:55 pm #

    Well, Steve, I guess you can be grateful that the yobs weren’t aggressive and that the situation turned ugly or even physical.

    I can’t help but wonder what kind of pinhead has a barbie on a Tuesday noight. It’s really more a “weekend” thing, wouldn’t you agree?

  19. avatar
    CSTCoach | 16 January 2007 at 10:57 pm #

    Glad the situation with the skyscraper carnivores sorta worked out. Better than a war of attrition, at least.

    Ordered me copy of El Momento Deuce this morning. Been resisting the urge to listen to the tracks on myspace. its always such a pleasure to receive a new choich album, drop everything (pants not included!) and lay down to listen carefully on good headphones. That first listen is always so cool.

    Enjoy the bushwalk, Urban(e?) one. Is this a yearly thing? Last year’s misadventure, when someone ate all the sweets, was pretty hilarious.


  20. avatar
    damien | 16 January 2007 at 10:57 pm #

    Veleska, going on a bushwalk is what you would call hiking.

    In this case, in the bush.


  21. avatar
    ambnt1 | 16 January 2007 at 11:06 pm #


    Noice story.

    –Yobbo from Frisco

    n.p. The Essence, “Ecstasy” (a Cure ripoff band who I like even more than the Cure for some reason)

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 January 2007 at 11:10 pm #

    Youtr really destroying those myths about pacifist vegetarians, KILLER!


  23. avatar
    mattdavison | 16 January 2007 at 11:29 pm #

    “smerk..”Gd one….Night of nights
    hope you enjoyed yr bushwalk kila.
    = relief.
    ps ({~^”~})..fuc how do you write that? are you doing?? Dutch how are you too buddy??

  24. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 16 January 2007 at 11:33 pm #

    Hmm..I’m a veggie and all, but I mean come on, didja expect just cos they eat meat, drink beer, and smoke, they automatically would be jerks?? It takes all kinds. But EW sausage?! Bleugh.

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 January 2007 at 12:06 am #

    If nk has Jan Women’s Weekly go to pge 82 (or look in a Newsagent)
    re Music reviews of new cds
    Howzat – Australia vs England The Greatest Hits. “The Aust cd is chock-full of great hits that haven’t been completely overexposed, with songs such as Under the Milky Way making an appearance.”

    A royalty coming your way?


  26. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 17 January 2007 at 12:13 am #

    Can the bbq somehow go missing?

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 January 2007 at 1:25 am #

    boogie woo woo noo whatcha doing bog pooey dudes. yas are all crazy halfcastes of disimillar industrial wines. Go back to yer blog of yer blog of ye old country town on da verge of decriminalisation. I ates yes with ya insignificant commentries of tripe for me din din din. The Cats Meow was betta dan it all dude.

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 January 2007 at 1:49 am #

    settle down fiend of woe. We’s only having fun

  29. avatar
    JJ | 17 January 2007 at 1:54 am #

    …his brain is squirming like a toad, take a long holiday, let the children play…without barby smoke. Been drinking Negra Modelas myself in Mexico. Leaving tomorrow; another gorgeous sunset over ocean mountains.

    Enjoy your hike in the bush of ghosts; see what your quicksilver tooth antennae pick up in the air.

    Oh…absorption…I think Ortho saw no bone absorption around tooth in x-ray, which is a good thing.

  30. avatar
    Grinenbarrett | 17 January 2007 at 1:58 am #

    Steve, I was wondering if you could lend your insight as to why you prefer the Fender Jazz Bass? I have been looking to purchase a new bass and do not know if I should go with a Rickenbacker or a Jazz ? Any foresight into this matter would be fantastic. Can’t wait for the new album.. hmmm CD to arrive at my door. Thanks, Billy M.

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 January 2007 at 2:13 am #

    Hey Steve,

    what you need is a 66mm SRAW (short range anti-armour weapon). Simply point and shoot (bit like click and play!) then pppphhhhttt no barby (probably no noice yobs either which might be inconvenient for them).

    Perhaps emptying the contents of a po from above just like the olden days could have the desired effect.

    Or like Dr Winston O Boogie you could just wee over the side!! Didnt seem to JWL any harm (although he did get shot).

    Perhaps you could just ignore them (nah – too much fun to be had).

    Anyway I am dribbling severely and must stop before coming awash and unhinged.

    Enjoy the walk.

    Much love

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 January 2007 at 2:21 am #

    As an aside….

    I had been feeling bad about giving you a bum steer re: the cops….and I hate being wrong about anything, so I called my old pals at Maroubra cop shop and asked what the time was that rowdy ppl had to shut up was, as I had thought it was 10pm. The peeler I spoke to said they would come around anytime before or after midnight if the level of noise was ‘at an offensive level’. So not 10pm or 12am really. She said it was all about the level of noise not the time and they regulalrly responded to calls before midnight.

    Different to what you’ve been told (and I was wrong, first time for everything, eh?), so it don’t help….unless you move to the ‘Bra.

    Chin up, old china, you’ll be quaffing pinot noir with Chrissey Hinde this time next week and I have arranged for the crowds to be reverently silent throughout your songs and for them to applaud louder for your mob than her mob etc. etc. Looking forward to your winery blogs.



    P.S. Hope you sort that dribbling out, Celticat.

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 January 2007 at 2:34 am #

    I was under the impression that there was no time limit on unreasonable noise. The definition of ‘unreasonable’ was when someone complained…
    Incidentally, the essential ingredients of sausages? Lips, arseholes and testicles!

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 January 2007 at 2:43 am #

    thanks, damien. i kinda guessed that is what it was, but i wasn’t sure.

  35. avatar
    geenunn | 17 January 2007 at 2:51 am #

    baudelaire at 7 hey sk… it took me 20 more years, but paris spleen must be one of the most intense poetry collections ever produced…

    enjoy the walking


  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 January 2007 at 3:15 am #

    echy thump echy thump. Riddle and bump. Click go the shears boys click click click. with a flick of the switch she blew me high sky. Elrond Halfelven of rivendell said its a joy to be free with the greatest of glee. I lost my tooth to a sabre. the old grey mare she aint what she used ta be aint what she used ta be. Anyhow have a winfield. Why not try anti-shave is new from eXistence or maybe you’ve heard that the history of violence is no Dead ringer for The new flesh of Videodrome addicts secure in the belief that The Magnificent Ambersons won’t be coming to Bobby Driscoll’s Funeral over the Party Crashers and dirt on Andy Warholes Chest. Although Bobby Zimmerman Said that if you try really Hard u can remove the it Girl from your clothes with Annie Halls Spaital Shine Cleaning Products. Which incidently were Proudly Produced by Hank Azaria when he ate the Dingoes of Delight. Although Last Time i Heard it DIrectX10 Was all that could stop the Hedonistic Delusions of INsaitiability that Marylin Chambers Exudes in her RABid Phase. When you come to think of it we all prefer a touch of evil over The Wild Bunch or Straw Dogs even though they exude Pure Brilliance in a Penkinparian Sence. Anyway its back in Black for this little red riding hood and a goodnight Vienna to you Mr.Kubrick with yer eyes wide shut on all my screenplay proposals. So dear mr Kilbey will ya eva Leave it to beaver and take a trip to Fantasy island, cause if ya do ill be there waiting for you with my junk and my jewels and i might even bring along the titanic and howard hughes the aimless or brainless king for inspiration or crime and punishment. whatever you choose ya Raskolnikov you. Whatch Greed the 10hour version for inspiration an write the great australian novel- I know you have it in you. wait to u get back in metropolis its hells bells in there and a bit of tranquility wont go astray either. Bye for now oh the horror the horror of Asquience, id much rather listen to tommorrow never knows than live in a caravan in the hills in some temple of lowmen.

    bye bye bye bye bye bye,
    yours in a Pythonesque white wine sause-Harvey.S.Von troupe or Madam Doooblazky wouldbe anonymous from the tribe of ancient Moo Moo anthropological society for the inane and deaf and muted Blue album.

  37. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 17 January 2007 at 3:25 am #

    hiya steve
    just wanted to pop in and say “hi”
    i’m off and on the internet these days
    only two months ’til the
    makes it’s first appearance!
    peace man

  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 January 2007 at 3:39 am #

    now it’s worse cos they’re compliant?

  39. avatar
    fergal | 17 January 2007 at 4:02 am #

    sk – just ordered ‘el momento siguiente’ via churchmerch – can’t wait to hear it.
    enjoy this album’s song snippets on the band’s myspace site too – especially tantalized!


  40. avatar
    syrinx | 17 January 2007 at 4:22 am #

    Someone help me. You know those fancy things from Sharper Image that take all the nastiness out of the air in your house or apartment? The name for them escapes me and I usually toss the catalogs out but they’re billed as being pretty effective. Would a few of those neutralize the problem? Anyone ever use one? Start an SK clean air our singer’s lungs. (!)

    I just *knew* before I got to the next lines in the blog that the neighbors were going to be nice and offer to make it better, making you feel WORSE, Mr. K. Knew it.

    A Latin-American family just moved below me. They cook all sorts of time-consuming meat dishes but the smells are so varied and exotic that it’s not unpleasant. Makes me feel lazy that I’m not cooking better for myself, actually. I have yet to introduce/be introduced but there are four children all under the age of six and I enjoy the image I get of them at a table, eating together. Yesterday I came home and there were drawings taped across the bottom edges of my stairs. Colored markers on paper towels. 🙂

  41. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 January 2007 at 4:26 am #

    me wish me was going onna bushwalk with you’all…
    Jonny Moondog

  42. avatar
    fantasticandy | 17 January 2007 at 7:55 am #

    oh,steven. to bro’s and chums too,hope you all enjoy your little toddle in the shrubs.

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 January 2007 at 7:56 am #

    Billy M.,

    I own a Rickenbacker 4003 and a Fender Jazz. They both have their relative merits and I’d be hard pressed to say you should buy one over the other. My only advice would be to try them both and consider which one is more suited to the style of music that you play.

    And which one you think looks coolest, of course!

    ; )


  44. avatar
    isolde | 17 January 2007 at 8:23 am #

    if you have a visual blog
    can our comments be pictures too?

  45. avatar
    Zorro10-15 | 17 January 2007 at 9:42 am #


  46. avatar
    12str | 17 January 2007 at 10:18 am #

    a constant threat to our wellbeing….i woke one morning not long ago and the people downstairs were abandoning their apartment so was the girl living upstairs…all of them on the same day!!i went out on my balcony smoked a spliff and watched the moving difficulties of my fellow humans overheard arguments of how to organize it all with 2 large vans being in the way of eachother…very amusing!!suddenly i found myself all alone in my house….a nice feeling i have to say…now i can play my guitars loud in the middle of the night if i want…at least for acouple of weeks before the newbies are arriving….i wonder what kind of people i have to interact with this time…
    have a nice bushwalk man!!
    looking forward to read all about it in bloggs to come.
    take care!


  47. avatar
    Daberhasher | 17 January 2007 at 12:40 pm #

    you know syrinx, considering your eye picture, it’s a sweet little twist that the name you were looking for is, i believe, ionizer… ask for the meat masker model… another twist, if i may, is that at least you know your neighbs now SK… lucky you, but really most people don’t anymore, and that’s a sad statement on us… you never know, they’d probably be pretty blown away to find out just who you “are”… they gotta know utmw, non? a chance to perhaps show a path they’ve never seen, an opportunity for gentle steerage… you got so much more to offer than argy-bargy, eh… and of course, you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your neighbors…

    that was a suggestion, wasn’t it…
    advice, easier to give, i know…
    hope a good balance is found,
    or move it out to the country,baybee!!!

  48. avatar
    restaurant mark | 17 January 2007 at 1:13 pm #

    don’t ya hate it when you’re getting ready to give someone a good tongue lashing and even feel totally justified in doing so…then, out of nowhere…they turn all nice on ya. not only can you not give them the tongue lashing…you feel bad about wanting to do it to begin with…
    sorry about the fumes in your pad though…that does suck.
    take care

  49. avatar
    Fawn | 17 January 2007 at 1:27 pm #

    Time to buy your own bbq and start having regular vegan bbq’s with veg burgers, and all those other tasty vegan bits you can get these days. You know that Vegan food shop in Newtown has so many different kinds of food you can bbq and the kiddies would probably love the idea. If the corpse eating neighbours are this receptive, maybe there is hope for their education and for their taste buds to be refined too if they are exposed to alternatives?
    I’m sure those Dentists in the 60’s just drilled holes in children’s perfectly good teeth and filled em up for the money.

  50. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 January 2007 at 1:41 pm #

    really admiring “images and illusions”- kev carmody. great piece there killer. heard you were gonna do “images of london” to help kev. happy about “wrong road” to.

    i think municipalities decide noise ordinances. here it’s eleven somewhere else……

    love ya,
    richard mchealthy and good wife

  51. avatar
    Samosanx | 17 January 2007 at 1:47 pm #

    They’ll move out soon enough….and then you’ll get another batch…..

    Nice theremin-ish teeth imagery. What used to happen in a storm?

  52. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 January 2007 at 1:48 pm #

    A visual blog sounds intriguing.

    That doesnt sound right. Start again.
    Visual blog IS intriguing.
    That’s better.

    Random photos, artwork? Im ready when you are. Loved the ocean imagery the other day, such a connection with water, you’d make a great Neptune


    ps Im falling in love with Song In The Afternoon.

    {{“.”]} hey to you today! I copied/pasted sk’s version of you 🙂

  53. avatar
    pagey | 17 January 2007 at 1:58 pm #

    Get te obbos to sig soe bckig vocls o or ext proect

    sorr kebord broke esterd

  54. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 17 January 2007 at 2:17 pm #

    Killer, my suggestion is………. Don’t worry, I won’t go there!

    Aw, youth is wasted on the young!

  55. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 17 January 2007 at 2:33 pm #

    ps ({~^”~})..fuc how do you write that? are you doing??

    Hi matt davison, I’m plodding along, thanks for asking, taking it a day at a time.

    Yeah, that blogger name! Copy and Paste is easiest! Or, to create my eyes ~ use the key above the Tab key with Shift held down. The mouth key _ is the one next to the number zero, again pressing Shift. ((‘{~_~}’)) I liked the idea of using something pictorial as my blogger name. But hey in hindsight, I guess it didn’t work for Prince when he changed his name to a symbol, and got called “the man formerly known as Prince”.

    Steve recently wrote:

    people been writing that they enjoy being here
    on my bloggepage and reading each others comments
    i feel guilty cos that was never an intention
    it accidentally happened.

    What a wonderful accident! The support from The Time Being family really means a lot. People have been sending out prayers, energy, love, kisses and even virtual frangipanis. I could never have expected all this! I have to admit it I would be easier to send out healing energy to say Denise or you than to {[(-+-)]}, ((‘{~_~}’) or {[(#+#)] ????

    {{“.”]} hey to you today! I copied/pasted sk’s version of you 🙂

    Hi sue cee! Steve’s version is cute!

    Love to all the time beings

  56. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 17 January 2007 at 2:40 pm #

    Zoe I’m doing my best


  57. avatar
    Grinenbarrett | 17 January 2007 at 2:44 pm #

    Thanks for the info. I lean towards the Jazz Time Machine model howeva those pics of early Rodge during Piper era get me every time not to mention Sir Paul during..gulp.. Wings. I LOVE IT. At one time or another they all played Rics but, at some point in time after, switch back to a Jazz. I was wondering if it was a weight, sound/tone/sustain, or just plain aesthetic reason. I have a Hofner knock off that I play so I can get a great “plunky” sound. However even if I krank up compression I still can’t achieve the sustain and eveness that Steve gets ala “Radiance”.

  58. avatar
    Grinenbarrett | 17 January 2007 at 3:33 pm #

    Hey all,
    The morning coffee is talking here so bear with me. I am wondering out loud if there are enough people who visit Steve’s blog who would want to contribute to a “tribute” album. If we had enough people to perform cover versions of solo SK material or create instrumentals with maybe Time Being poetry on top or variations of at our cost and create a compilation. We could call it “Freaky Beings” or something. The involved artist’s would not get any funds and any revenue collected would go to Steve. It could be a digital download album similar to I-tunes at a buck a track or XXXX for Album download to keep pressing costs out of the picture. Good or bad idea? Here are my unknowns. 1) Is there enough support? 2) Would Steve object? 3) Could it be profitable for Steve? 4) Would there be a lot of legal to it all ? Anyone? Billy M

  59. avatar
    nickfiction | 17 January 2007 at 3:51 pm #

    In the US , they fill the tapwater with flouride. This is why the US teeth look better. As far as the barbecusists who live underneath your house, ask em to use ordinary propane, it wont make that awful lighterfluid smell. I cant tell you how to get rid of the smell of cooked meat…….

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    stealthblue | 17 January 2007 at 5:13 pm #

    Ah, man, that figures the yobs are actually “noice”!! Wow, what to do, what to do? Hey, just a thought here, but perhaps a new painting based on that situation…”Killer and a pack of Yobs” is in order. 🙂 (or something along those lines) Hopefully it will all just be a faint memory for you and the family soon. That really sucks when you really want to be mad, and you should be, but how can you now. Anyway, I won’t dwell on that, it just struck me funny…I know that feeling. Little do those yobs know that “the dude in the grey falcon with all those kids” is really the one and only SK. Then again, they know you in a whole different context than we do! I cannot be mad at my neighbors for more than a day, they’re too good usually and they always make up for their annoyances with a ton of good will. Makes me a bit crazy that my Bulgarian guy “Datko” to the south with all his 24-hour outdoor Christmas musical illuminations comes over with a CASE of his own homemade honey. (he sells each jar for about $8) He has bees out at some friend’s property and it is the best damned stuff you can get in Illinois. Despite all of his 6:00 AM circular sawing of little pieces of wood for his outdoor stove (let me tell you there is nothing like having your bedroom smell like a camp fire and “mystery bags!” all summer), he wouldn’t hesitate to offer you a lift to the train station if he saw you waiting for a non-existent bus on a 20 degree C morning. The list goes on, but keep in mind our houses are only 6 feet apart! Then our Polish friends to the north bring us homemade soups and goodies when my wife and I both had “flu” last winter. They are also the first ones to offer to drive us and pick us up from the airport when we head out of town. So I have those things to consider when I think about how to approach them about their rotten old ash tree they are so attached to that threatens to collapse on our kitchen and back porch. I pray everytime there is a bad storm! Yep…”these are the people in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood…”

    Well, glad everything went ok at the dentist for your little bunnies! I bet that is a relief. That thing about all Americans with good teeth…not necessarily true, but I think I know what you mean. I however had to have braces (that’s why I never smiled when I was 16), otherwise my mouth would have been too crowded, etc. In fact, the orthodontist had to extract a couple of teeth (not wisdom teeth)from the bottom to make a good line (too many horse teeth in a small jaw!), or something like that. Whatever, I am just glad my Ps decided to do that for me. That shit is not cheap…especially now! Hope you had a fun time out in the bush. Glad to hear about that recording too. Looking forward to it.

    Just out of curiousity, is anyone from our TB group heading to any of the European shows? Any heading specifically for Amsterdam? I am getting an itch to check prices…hmmm…
    Peace and Love,
    Ben V.

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    davem | 17 January 2007 at 7:04 pm #

    I’d buy it!
    Love you more,

    Dave m

    At this time of night in blighty I usually lurk to see when Steve posts, but my football team (I know SK hates football) Birmingham City are appearing on live, terrestrial national TV for the first time in 51 years so I have to gooooooooooooooooo.

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    captainmission | 18 January 2007 at 11:46 pm #

    peace to ya all, yobbo and boho, friend and foe

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    Anonymous | 22 January 2007 at 8:15 pm #

    Sorry to hear about the meat-lovers bonfire you have to endure 🙂

    Cool that you’ve covered “The Wrong Road”, can’t wait to hear it!

    Daniel W.

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