posted on September 17, 2008 at 8:51 pm

see….?
turnbull is now leader of the opposition here in aust
my mothers prediction will come true
and i will dine out for the rest of my life
telling people how the prime minnyster staid at my house
and look at us
turnbulls got a 170 million in the bank(and owns the bank)
i got 170 dollars in the bank
gee he looks fucking olde tho
gee he looks a bit outta shape
dont look like ‘is missus likes him too much either
saw a picture of em
the body language said it all
shes got her arm round ‘im
but theres no body contact
shes keeping him at arms length
imagine what an insufferable prick he will be
when he is the primo fucking minister
and he will be
yeah i imagine hes bad enough round the home as it is
“mal-colm……where are the poodles diamante chains…
not the gold ones dear…the platinum ones…
oh malcolm….youve left 500,000 bucks lying all over the room
oh i do wish youd learn to clean up dear
i hear tony blair always folded his undies…..”
see…? theres somethings the olde time being just knows
remember how people used ta support the war in iraq..?
gee those were the days
people writing in here
saying i was adolf hitler
and how george bush was a good guy bombin’ them iraqis
hey …!
to catch a terrorist you gotta act like a terrorist right?
ok a few thousand civilians accidentally died
but we got u-day and quasi, right
and they were bad guys…yeah?
so…err…i guess mr bush worked out
on a sliding scale of evil
that they were worth …say , 5 thousand civvy deaths each
he probably actually brought both of em in under budget
(ie he wasted less civvies than he thought he would)
(which meant he could waste some more somewhere else)
anyway we now see iraq as a great success
and sorry about new orleans, folks
but you cant be everywhere
i personally feel much safer at night
knowing nth vietnam had to be stopped
or everyone here would be speaking vietnamese
you been out to the western suburbs lately…?
they are…
but what i’m getting at is…..
THEY NEVER SAY THEYRE SORRY…!
the bastards who start wars
all those fuckin’ people died in vietnam
horrifically and needlessly
one day
the u.s. says
ah bugger it
we’re sick of viet bloody nam
lets just pull out n go home
fuck em , eh?
and thats it…?
no apologies to the people saying all along
NO WAR IN VIETNAM!!
all them protesters and peaceniks
locked up or beaten or framed
AND THEY WERE RIGHT ALL ALONG!
the war was fucked up (aint they all)
but the idiots who started it
didnt wanna stop until they were ready…
until they killed enough soldiers to feel like
theyd had a proper war
you do need a proper war….dont you?
for displays of imperialistic might, i mean…
can one ever imagine
in the distant future
when uncle sam has drowned in his own cholesterol
and rule brittania up to her eyeballs in take away curry n goss mags
and finally
good olde orstralia rises up to the top
the new world policeman
but just a bit lazier than the others
HEADLINES 2058
war flashpoint in middle east
australian president
mal turnbull the third
says
“we’ll sort it out…
after christmas”
when asked about plans for global warming
turnbull said
“i’m just enjoying these antarctic pineapples right now..”
in other news
steve kilbey the hundred n four year olde space rocker
released his new album
“stoned methusalah” (out now on zog )
kilbey described it as similar to 2045s
” the eighties are back”
but with more
biffo
in other news
ricky maymi aged 86
is still out there
being a bad ass rocker
“i play in 437 different bands these days, kinda keeps me busy”
oh ha ha ha ha ha

78 Responses to “mars e pan”

  1. avatar
    matt davison | 17 September 2008 at 10:09 pm #

    The Killer has spoken…..

    We got our own demon seed in NZ called John key…they are everwhere

    Obama on Letterman the other night-what a decent guy” (wonder if the goons in the CIA will get him if he gets in) Sigh!! mmm the worlds got peices of eight, and four jokers in the pack…Just seems as if we can’t help breeding fish brains..(some fish are smarter) Great whites survived the Meggaladon because they got smaller and steathier…We are in the snake pit waiting for redemption

    In our lives… I hope so!!!

    Untill then

    Hail “Nevets Yeblick”

    Viva la boom!!!

    MD

  2. avatar
    the dean | 17 September 2008 at 10:16 pm #

    Turnbull was bleating on that he know what it’s like to be short of a quid and he did it tough growing up, now SK knew him then and he had a silver spoon stuck up his arse.

    Ask your mother for second opinion please.

  3. avatar
    steve kilbey | 17 September 2008 at 10:25 pm #

    he was head bully at sydneys poshest school
    ferchrissakes….
    hey
    how about some painkiller reviews on here
    and dont forget to hit the gush button…hard!

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 September 2008 at 10:50 pm #

    Power to the people.

  5. avatar
    the dean | 17 September 2008 at 11:03 pm #

    PAINKILLER

    Now I’ve said it before if you’re reading this blog and aren’t listening to painkiller, I have no idea why you’re reading this blog.

    Painkiller has all the elements we love – sublime post pop space time rock, people running around slamming doors, words like “white hippy moses” ‘time being” “anathema” to name a few, driving bass lines, drumming unsurpassed and melody to make you cry or fly, radiotronics to tune in to and mellow trons to drop out for.
    Beautiful in everyway. Blow your mind!
    Get It Now!

  6. avatar
    kat | 17 September 2008 at 11:03 pm #

    sk,

    its really great, every track that hasn’t arrived. i’m sorry, i guess patience is like bread. i’m about out of it. but i am enjoying my mwp that holly sent me. and untoward over and over. lol

    holly, are you ok? u haven’t been on since the windy day.

    cheers to puffer the doogie its her bday tomorrow (or the next day, i don’t remember)

  7. avatar
    the dean | 17 September 2008 at 11:06 pm #

    Oh Yeah and the disk has the grooveist artwork so if you rip a copy you miss out. No ripping!

  8. avatar
    kat | 17 September 2008 at 11:15 pm #

    i ordered pk through KH. no ripping here. for your info, mwp sent me tin mine and gaf a few xmas’s ago. gaf! thats what i will listen to.

  9. avatar
    Richard | 17 September 2008 at 11:19 pm #

    two words for the dean

    Australia Post

  10. avatar
    fantasticandy | 17 September 2008 at 11:26 pm #

    you did remember to send it nevits?
    size xxl.
    my paypal account still lies in wait for confirmation!

  11. avatar
    princey | 17 September 2008 at 11:38 pm #

    He's got $170million in the bank??? Maybe it's time to rekindle your friendship with that guy sk, get HIM to hit that paypal button haha.
    I'd love to hear some reviews of PK too, can't wait to get my copy…missed out on the sexy t-shirt tho 🙁
    Have a lovelee day stevee,
    Amanda
    P.S.yesterdays blog was beautiful sk, I love reading stories about K&R's devotion&life together….ahhh to be in that perfect, peaceful world:)

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2008 at 12:28 am #

    Oz needs a big gentle PM,SK…n i know just the right Church for the high court for jesters,to rule the catlick drips in inner spice.get onto it,lad!x

  13. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 18 September 2008 at 12:30 am #

    Dear Sk:

    You better than anybody knows that if the majority of people in the world are still eating the carcasses of our fellow creatures; the outlook is grim for human civilization and planet earth. Jimbo was right when he sang “The Future’s Uncertain And The End Is Always Near.” Humanity’s on the road to perdition

  14. avatar
    steve kilbey | 18 September 2008 at 12:48 am #

    fantastic andy
    i told john to put one aside for ya
    you better pay for it thru him tho
    sk

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2008 at 12:59 am #

    Hi Steve,

    Haha.."Stoned Methusalah", i love it! 🙂

    As for PK, maybe today it'll arrive (ever the optimist), if not i can wait, the yoga's already paying dividends i reckon re: my patience (& discipline?? – may need a bit more time with that)…i'm still just an (absolute) beginner tho…

    Cheers,

    Jon from Geelong

    P.s. Without wanting to sound like i'm reheating (stone) cold soup, i must share my 'Heyday' moment with you one day when i have the time…it's a very fond memory.

  16. avatar
    melissa | 18 September 2008 at 1:06 am #

    I think I’m in love with PK already 🙂 .. it’s sensational (and so worth the wait!)

    I agree with lily yesterday .. ‘File Under Travel’ is something else .. amazing. Really loving ‘outbound’ as well (the bass!) .. and Wolfe needs to be played over and over again!

    xx

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2008 at 1:25 am #

    How come there is never a mention of the thousands of American civilians who were killed in New York attacks? American civilian lives don’t count for much eh? A good friend of mine died in 9/11 attacks, he had wife and newborn baby and bright future but who cares. Bloody american who deserved it. A few of the lovely Bondi beach apartments blown up by crazy muslims and you would have different perspective. Of course that would also be blamed on U.S.A. and president Bush. We should have stuck our head in the sand in wwii and now everyone living in europe would be speaking german.

  18. avatar
    the dean | 18 September 2008 at 2:05 am #

    did somebody mention America?

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2008 at 2:21 am #

    SWITZERLANDER-and NOW,a massage from the Swedish Prime Minister!-lurve. .xo

  20. avatar
    steve kilbey | 18 September 2008 at 2:24 am #

    but iraq didnt have any thing to do with 9/11….did it?

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2008 at 2:45 am #

    When it comes to Iraq U.S was enforcing UN resolutions. I believe nearly 20 of them were ignored by saddam hussein before we took action. If not enforced why even have UN mandates? It is not a great thing being the worlds police but someone has to do it. I am not crazy about local police in my hometown but must admit they keep the neighborhood from being overrun by thugs. Same thing in the world. Should we have let saddam have Kuwait instead of stopping him the first time? And what about the literally hundreds of thousands of civilian kurds that saddam gassed and killed, they seem to never be mentioned in peace loving rants. Why is that? How come no mention is ever made of the atrocities that are done by the Chinese government every day? The world was sure a lovely and peaceful place until President Bush came on to the scene. Its all his fault. Give me a break. The world should kiss Americas ass every day, try to imagine what would happen to the world without its presence.

  22. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 18 September 2008 at 3:39 am #

    Hey Esskay,
    Mary finally ordered me PK last Monday so I am waiting waiting patiently for PK to arrive from down under…
    Hollywood

  23. avatar
    ross b | 18 September 2008 at 4:08 am #

    I listened to Painkiller for the first this morning ~ it was magnificent! It’s just what I need really, I’m in the zone/mood to submerge myself into this album, and the warm, volcanic grooves emerging from it..

    On a more sour note I found it so depressing to read about M.Turnbull in the papers yesterday…not so much for anything I read specifically but for the energy of the man…he is so steely & authoritarian, obviously a pompous prick, but he just emits this towering radioactiveness, i find him awfully jarring and that's just in reading about him, let alone meeting him.

    He may not be pm, time will tell, me hopes not as there's no doubt he'll be a ruthless arse during those hard times that are undoubtedly coming to us.

    Wishing you well today sk & all, rb.

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2008 at 4:35 am #

    oh yes, americans are the knights who saved the world….unless you happen to be a native american in the 19 century. as for ww2, you lot didn’t care if everyone was gonna have to speak german until the japs bombed pearl harbour, thus automatically making america germany’s enemy. as I recall, neither roosevelt nor hitler, nor the thousands of troops sent over to europe to die for their country, were that stoked by americas forced entry into the war. so don’t make it sound like it was a crusade to save europe.

  25. avatar
    Richard | 18 September 2008 at 4:46 am #

    So good ol’ sherrif Bush and his ‘world police’ did it for Kuwait and the Kurds eh?

    Was no one manning the phone at ‘world police’ headquarters when someone phoned up about all the screaming coming from Darfor, or Sierra Leone, or Tibet, or Burma?

    Give ME a break!

    If ever I am confronted by America’s arse I doubt my first inclination will be to kiss it.

  26. avatar
    cita | 18 September 2008 at 4:59 am #

    How funny was it to see Malcolm strutting around on telly saying he was 54 all i could think of was you and your past connection to him and Joycies prediction. Just makes me laugh how bizarre life is.

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2008 at 5:07 am #

    Hate to go political here but there are many who think 9/11 was at least partly an inside job designed to get us Americans riled up so we could get control of that precious middle east oil and certain people could profit from it. You may ask what type of leader could allow this US destruction to happen. Well anything is possible. Who the hell was really behind this?? Backwoods Osama??? Plenty of work on this subject around. Don’t mean to get heavy with conspiricy stuff… Time for a pet goat story….

    Why can’t there just be peace and love and no hate??
    Awaiting painkiller did get Big Spaceship today. Thanks SK for turning me on to some new stuff….

    Florida Steve

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2008 at 5:11 am #

    Are you equally mad with Russia and putin? what about china? Or is America the only source of evil in the world? You are jealous of the U.S. the way steve is jealous of Turnbulls money. Not very flattering mates..As far as the crusade in Europe, we did save your asses regardless of how you choose to frame it. My grandfather from a cornfield in Iowa is buried in fucking france liberating those ungrateful french cocksuckers from the highly misunderstood hitler, who really just needed a great big hug.

  29. avatar
    the dean | 18 September 2008 at 5:20 am #

    Check your facts,Oh nameless anon.

    The American went against the United Nations by invading Iraq.

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2008 at 5:28 am #

    The dean wrote “oh nameless anon” Who are you mate? So you signed up the name ‘the dean’ which has absolutely no personal information , are you not also anonymous? The only difference is I didn’t take the time to register some phony information on some form like you did. Give me a fuckin break, the dean. We can all listen to ‘the dean’ because he is not anonymous, he bravely put his real persona ‘the dean’ out for all of us to see the real human behind the computer.

  31. avatar
    the dean | 18 September 2008 at 5:38 am #

    There only one of me and
    you are correct in saying We can all listen to ‘the dean’ because he is not anonymous.

    Your fact about Iraq is still wrong.

    And that is all for today as you are boring everyone.

  32. avatar
    Paul Lightfoot | 18 September 2008 at 6:15 am #

    Ricky Maymi can be seen as an example of the modern day musician I guess. No disrespect meant whatsoever, but he’s a “freelance”, a “contractor” and he goes wherever the work he wants to do is. It’s either more lucrative, or it’s just more f-ing fun.

  33. avatar
    linjo | 18 September 2008 at 6:21 am #

    Some interesting reading there lads.
    Anyway, all I can say about MT is what I have said before. With all that incredible amount of money, he still put in a claim to be reimbursed for accommodation, when in fact, he was staying at one of his wife’s homes. That sums him up. Linda

  34. avatar
    davem | 18 September 2008 at 6:22 am #

    The Christian Right in America is neither. They’re taking over your country.
    Would love to review PK but it hasn’t arrived!!
    x

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2008 at 6:42 am #

    why does it only say 11 comments?

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2008 at 6:44 am #

    mmm…thats better…
    well, that was the most pointless comment ive ever made here…and twice to boot…

    and turnbull is really obnoxious…wont get in cant get in…
    thrice…

  37. avatar
    markobears | 18 September 2008 at 6:45 am #

    Anon If we let Saddam take Kuwait and Suadi Arabia that would have taken care of 18 of the 19 highjackers. Bush and Darth Cheney are war ciminals!

  38. avatar
    The Kipper | 18 September 2008 at 6:53 am #

    It’s a new age, people. We used to be able to go to the local shop on Tuesdays and get the latest releases. No more…now, it’s “when’s it gonna get shipped to me?” The gushing reviews for Painkiller will start as a small trinkle.

    Ooh, politics!

    I don’t think too many Australians were protesting against the United States military influence around the world when Imperial Japan was planning its “stage two” war objectives, which involved the invasion of Australia.

    As far as the USA’s pre-Pearl Harbor involvement with the War in Europe, a good start to learning something would be by looking up the Lend-Lease Act.

    And, of course, there’s no proof that Iraq had any ties to terrorist networks in any way. It’s just a coincidence that there’s been no attacks on US soil since the Hussein regime was removed from power. It’s also worth noting that Iraq hasn’t violated any UN resolutions since then as well.

  39. avatar
    12str | 18 September 2008 at 9:12 am #

    i´d love to leave review on Painkiller..but still waiting for the mailman..a long way from Oz to Winterland… hehe “stoned Metusalah”..
    you made my day once again
    /Pat

  40. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 18 September 2008 at 9:23 am #

    I just discovered that I made a typing error when ordering Painkiller through Karmic Hit, but can’t seem to correct this, which absolutely SUCKS. What’s up with that? Is this a precaution, so you won’t cancel the product once you’ve ordered it? Like I would ever do that. Now I’m afraid it’ll never reach the correct adress…

  41. avatar
    eek | 18 September 2008 at 9:59 am #

    Nice to know other nations have rotten politicians too. Still, idiot boy is in a class all his own. Sigh.
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    Also, if you have contacted me about the sale or have purchased items and have not heard back from me, it’s because we had a big windstorm over the weekend and much of the state lost power. I just got mine back a few hours ago and am working to catch up with emails, sending out orders, etc.
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  42. avatar
    rick maymi | 18 September 2008 at 9:59 am #

    Paul Lightfoot…why is it that you think you know anything at all about me…? Don’t ever make grand sweeping statements about someone you’ve never met. IT’S BAD FORM, OLD BOY!!! You don’t know WHAT I do or WHY I do it…

    I play music with my friends…period!

    I do not play for money but if it’s there, then thats fine, I’ll take it though, It has never been a priority in my life…
    I have never been into doing anything “Lucrative” pertaining to making music… I don’t know who put that idea in that little head of yours… But you should do your research before you make proclamations about complete strangers…

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2008 at 10:14 am #

    Seems like lightfoot hit a nerve with maymi. you doth protest too much old boy maymi! You play, you make money, nothing to be ashamed of.

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2008 at 10:43 am #

    BEEP BEEP News flash BEEP BEEP Rick Maymi giving free concerts with friends BEEP BEEP If you want to pay ok, otherwise no big deal BEEP BEEP Free Concerts from Maymi and friends BEEP BEEP

  45. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 18 September 2008 at 10:49 am #

    i wanna gush about painkiller, nevets, but i ain’t got it…ohhh i got dem ol’ no painkiller blooooosee….
    apparently it is comin’ so i shall just have to keep racing home and checking my doorstep or mailbox or somethin’….gah!
    love always…

  46. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 18 September 2008 at 11:36 am #

    Ok, thanks, eek.

  47. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2008 at 11:58 am #

    What a robust forum we have here this evening, my dears! (I’m gonna call you that even though I don’t ‘know’ you because when this comments thing runs well it is stimulating and engaging…and that’s why the fuck I’m here!!)

    Now if we can just keep it civil then we’ll have achieved something wonderful.

    Carry on!

    B.Bon

  48. avatar
    you know it | 18 September 2008 at 12:30 pm #

    In 2058 someone will say “who the fuck was Rick Maymi” and the senile old bastard will struggle up from his wheelchair and offer to fight em, cos he’s taken the nark at the notion that someone ain’t heard of him.

  49. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2008 at 12:38 pm #

    Painkiller reviews?
    Is Maymi on it?
    I’m not buying or even listening to anything that bloke’s on.
    Ricky, if you want to fight, I can put you in touch with Eugene out of Oxbow?
    So no review. Sorry.

  50. avatar
    grow fins | 18 September 2008 at 12:39 pm #

    As a piece of commentary on the political bollocks of late that was nearly as good as Mungo McCallum on 2ser this arvo putting the boot into Costello. About bloody time those spineless hacks and reptiles of the press stopped their mindless speculating and told it like it really was.
    Painkiller reviews will come when those who are strung out waiting have had a fix.

  51. avatar
    flyingbird | 18 September 2008 at 1:18 pm #

    The numbers

    2973 people
    2973 people died on 9/11. According to the U.S. media resources, by last December 26, the number of the U.S. troops who were sent to Iraq and died there were over 3,200, this has exceeded the number who died on the disastrous date: 9/11.

    100,000 new recruits
    According to U.S. media reports, in the past three years, the U.S. military has a total enrolment of more than 100,000 new recruits, some of them are severely misfit with criminal records. Last year, the U.S. military have recruited 6,000 soldiers who committed minor offences, 901 with serious crimes. (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2006/10/01/ING42LCIGK1.DTL)

    2 trillion U.S. dollars
    This is total cost of the war in Iraq that estimated by the some economists.

    34,000 people were killed
    This is the number of the died Iraqi civilians in the conflicts, estimated by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq. The Associated Press recently published a public opinion survey, compared to the understanding on how many U.S. troops were killed in Iraq, the overwhelming majority of Americans do not know the plight of Iraqi civilians, and seriously underestimate the number of Iraqi civilian deaths.

    4 million refugees
    Reported by UN. The war in Iraq has caused 4 million refugees, including Iraq’s refugees and the refugees fled to neighbouring countries. The International Refugee Organization headquartered in the U.S. capital of Washington has reported that the war in Iraq has triggered a deterioration of the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis.

    12•30
    This figure is an actual date. On December 30, 2006, the former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging. It is extremely rare that a present of a country was ultimately executed by a foreign army.

    And Yes, Iraq didnt have any thing to do with 9/11.

    Sources from internet.

  52. avatar
    flyingbird | 18 September 2008 at 1:26 pm #

    2 trillion U.S. dollars
    This is total cost of the war in Iraq that estimated by the some economists.

    This is not meant to be emphasized actually. But I’m pretty sure that there must be many people will get angry that they have to pay the money to kill, and they are those people, who cant actually afford to buy a descent album to listen to, and they cant get nicer medical treatment with their own money. and it’s their right!!

  53. avatar
    flyingbird | 18 September 2008 at 1:52 pm #

    decent, I mean.

    This is not a blog on politics and I really know nothing about um…somthing called politics. As a little woman, who has a 8-year-old child and who cherishes her child more than her own life as all the mothers in this world, I just want to say, NO WAR! NO WAR AGAIN!!!

  54. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 18 September 2008 at 1:56 pm #

    God, I am so tired of reading all these negative comments on Steve or Rick or one of the commentors, who dares defend either one of them. Nobody’s perfect, so GET OVER IT. This blog should celebrate the talents of Steve Kilbey and The Church, and that’s it. If you don’t like Steve or the people he chooses to work with just stay away from this blog and Steve’s music. You may annoy the fans, but that’s really all you guys accomplish. I, for one, do NOT care about your opinions.

  55. avatar
    restaurant mark | 18 September 2008 at 2:12 pm #

    hey everyone. is it just me or is there always someone starting shit lately…what did ricky do? why give him a hard time? jesus…some people need hobbies!
    as far as bastards who start wars goes-apologies would be admitting wrong decisions were made…bush & co. haven't that ability. i've been doing a bunch of debating lately with a member of my family and a friend with their head in the sand. so at this point i've read entirely too much on the war and all the other lies that have been thrown our way. i could post articles here that even if you agree with me, you would get bored reading on my post here. let's be clear though…i feel for those who died and their families from the 9-11 attacks. al queda's at fault, bin laden should be caught…that being said, we shouldn't now or have ever been in iraq. bush and cheney knew before hand from all the intelligence they had received that there was no connection between saddam and bin laden, but went and told us there was anyway…over and over. saddam actually considered al queda as well as any radical islamist group as a threat to his secular regime. saddam is a nationalist…not religious wacko…oh he was crazy, but not that kind of crazy. there was never a meeting between mohammed atta (9-11 terrorist) and the iraqi intelligence agent in prague 5 months before the attack like was said again and again by cheney…even though he knew it wasn't true. in fact atta's credit card and phone records show he was in virginia beach, va. at the time. i could go on till everyone was sick from reading this…like i was. i love a good debate…but one based on facts…not, well bush and cheney said so. they've fired federal judges for political reasons, screwed up in katrina's response, been somewhat a cause for our declining economy to say the least. merrill lynch bought out by bank of america, lehman's bankrupt, a.i.g. being helped by the feds to stay going, and unemployment still going up. but presidential hopeful mccain says our economy's fundamentals are sound??? really? if we want more of the same…vote for him. if we want someone willing to try to change the course we're on…then obama is the one to vote for. no president can do everything he wants normally…too much political bullshit to wade through. but at least he has good ideas and is willing to try to change some things and return this country to a better path. all of our resources can't be used for a war…one we shouldn't have been in to begin with. preemptive war is like going to a bar and hitting a guy in the nose cause you think he might, one day, try to pick up your girlfriend. that behavior will normally just get you thrown out of the bar and possibly your ass kicked…it doesn't work! oh and the numbers i have for dead civilians (women, children) in irag is over 100,000…just lovely right?

    sorry for the rambling…would be glad to email full articles to whoever may want them.

    anyway…take care everyone
    mark

  56. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2008 at 2:57 pm #

    Er, is this Painkiller going to be on iTunes like the rest of your solo catalogue? Cuz, as much as I like fancy packaging and all, I’m really poor right now and would prefer the download version.

  57. avatar
    John | 18 September 2008 at 3:33 pm #

    !!!NEWS FLASH!!!

    Killing people = bad
    Hurting people = bad
    Saying mean things about people = bad

    Whether you do it, I do it, or someone else does it, it is still bad.

    Not killing people = good
    Not hurting people = good
    Not saying mean things about people = good.

    It is better to be good than bad.

    Let’s be good.

    John

  58. avatar
    Jen Jewel Brown | 18 September 2008 at 3:37 pm #

    Julia Gillard had it right when she said if she was in a small room with MT, she’d be worried that there wasn’t enough room for her, Malcolm and his ego.

    Not that dear Jools is lacking in that area.

    Turnbull is better than the others though I guess. At least he wants a republic and is somewhat greener than some.

  59. avatar
    cain, the first murderer | 18 September 2008 at 3:41 pm #

    Human life means nothing to me.

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    steve, why'd ya mention politics? | 18 September 2008 at 3:46 pm #

    Turnbull is better than others?
    That’s as bad as when brien said David Cameron is ok!
    Fuck all you right-wing, neo-con, culture-crushing, world-raping pigfuckers!

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    conservatives fuck off! | 18 September 2008 at 3:55 pm #

    True. You don’t give them an inch. Not an ounce of recognition or acknowledgement. Turnbull’s green? Cameron’s green? Yeah, right. Learn to spot the token decoy – it’s their way in to respectability and acceptance. Oppose them utterly and don’t even debate it or them or their supporters. That simply suggests that their ideas are worthy of debate in the first place. Hey, just because they’re to the right on some things doesn’t mean we can’t agree on others, does it? Y’know what? Fuck, yeah, it does.

  62. avatar
    rick maymi | 18 September 2008 at 3:57 pm #

    What’s this ‘Painkiller’ ?!

  63. avatar
    flyingbird | 18 September 2008 at 3:58 pm #

    Mark,
    lovely opinion!!
    I’d love to hear more.

    John,
    Is it The John who wrote the girl in Blue Coat? I was deeply effected by the poem, always wanted to read more.

    I absolutely agree your words. I have some marvelous friends from America, and I personlly like them very much, as I like many other fans I got to know through this blog.

    But Saddam, who cares who he is? ‘cept he’s not hanged by Iraqi?

    I wrote what I’ve heard, and I’ve seen. I have no interest on any political problems, what I mean and I wish is, let no people being hurt any more! let no girls in the Blue Coat ANY MORE!

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    flyingbird | 18 September 2008 at 4:09 pm #

    No matter what the colour her skin is; no matter where she lives…, America, Africa or Asia; no matter what language she uses…, we are all human being, we are same; and when we are hurt, the colour of blood is same, too.

  65. avatar
    flyingbird | 18 September 2008 at 4:10 pm #

    effected -> touched, or affected, I mean.

  66. avatar
    approaching dodgy ground now | 18 September 2008 at 4:11 pm #

    So why can’t I get sickle cell anaemia?

  67. avatar
    you know when you think of a horrible gross-out joke and come out with it n then immediately wish you hadn't? | 18 September 2008 at 4:13 pm #

    No, I’m sorry for that. I’m also sick of stirring the shit for today. Later, dude.

  68. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 18 September 2008 at 4:14 pm #

    Actually a correct criticism of me. I have been wrong about Cameron. He want’s to cull (massacre) badgers in England to placate cattle killers. I’m back with Labour.

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    John | 18 September 2008 at 5:10 pm #

    flyingbird, you have summed it up perfectly. Keep soaring and people will always look up to you.

    Personally, despite the ‘bad’ that occasionally creeps in here, I have noticed there are some really good people in these comments, good in the sense of what it truly means to be a decent human being. It’s no real surprise they show up on SKs blog.

    John

  70. avatar
    Cee | 18 September 2008 at 5:14 pm #

    Yer making my genius head hurt!

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    davem | 18 September 2008 at 5:18 pm #

    Kilbey, I love you.
    Some really funny comments on TTB today… and Brien, I always think of you as a great guy but especially today..welcome back to my ample bosom. I despise the Tories. I don’t think you’ll find anyone from blighty on TTB (except the Lady with the blog that you comment on who is Amercian anyway) who doesn’t.
    Still no Painkiller on the doorstep! Come on Karmic Hit.

  72. avatar
    Cee | 18 September 2008 at 5:37 pm #

    Ricky,
    Have fun in NYC and let’s go for Mission burritos soon!
    Cee

  73. avatar
    Cee | 18 September 2008 at 5:48 pm #

    For the final word on the IRAQ war go watch this, it's animated so you can 'GET IT'
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Khut8xbXK8&feature=related

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    verdelay | 18 September 2008 at 6:21 pm #

    Phew, the loonies are out today, grooving hard with the phreaks and the druids. Let’s all sing a song or something, puff and gabble ’round the ol’ campfire…

    I, for one, am going to gargle some cognac and stare into space for a bit. Then I might go shopping for some new spacerock. The stuff I got’s gettin’ soft (in the head).

    I’d also like to second or third the ‘let’s be nice to each other’ motion. Finally, can I exhort you good people to plant trees and dance about like dolts for a bit. Shake it all loose, go on. Shake it like you mean it.

    I’ll get my coat.

    v

  75. avatar
    persephone2u | 18 September 2008 at 8:01 pm #

    Hiya Davem,

    The only party I’m affiliated with is the anarcho-surrealist one that was started by Rikky Mayall. I take no responsibility for anything that happens. It was all his idea. =P

  76. avatar
    review of pain killer while still waiting for pain killer to arrive... | 18 September 2008 at 9:25 pm #

    Outbound (myspace version)

    features a hard driving baseline and lyrics that seem ad libbed, off the top of his head, in this case Kilbey gives most rappers a run for their money. His 50 something voice carries a youthful fire on this track.Thanks to Tim Powles driving drums the song leans more towards rock than the keyboard and synth laden experiments of Kilbey’s earliest solo efforts. As such this track should also appeal to Church fans moreso than Memesis his ambient project released last year. The so called radiotronics are a little over the top and sound somewhat gimmiky but as Kilbey, coming close to a scream say’s…”get your own song, if you got a complaint”
    Based on this track alone expectations are high for pain killer, however for maximum pain relief this reviewer suggest a quicker delivery method.

    Tim.

  77. avatar
    flyingbird | 18 September 2008 at 10:58 pm #

    John,
    I’m truly amazed by your comment.(and some other gentlemen’s comments as well.) I was talking about the War in Iraq but not other wars, and I think it is clear.

    I’m the one, who is totally against the Iraq war. And if the numbers are true, why not afraid to say it?!

    I understand that nobody here like war, you focused on “be nice to each other”. But may I please ask: what does it mean “to be nice to each other”?

    Does it necessarily mean we should keep silence although we know it is Truth? Do you think it’s a nicer way to console the souls of the deads, both the American and Iraqis? … to those who are going to die in a complete strange land?

    I was very muchly astonished by the opinions below the link which Sue Cee posted last night. I think I’m learning a little… , but much more than what I’ve learned from the books. I should wash my eyes and rerecognize this culture.

    Glad there Is someone is saying the truth.

    My last words on this topic. This is not a blog on War after all.

    Keep far away from the war(the war is a crime), was what I was saying.

  78. avatar
    captain mission | 19 September 2008 at 12:05 am #

    america has lost it’s esoteric root connection to it’s native people. they have something to teach us all. humility and understanding of the spirit. until that connection is valued and respected things spiral out of control.
    by the way, don’t shoot me down as anti american, i lived in the US for many years and loved it. it’s just an observation and applies globally but the US being the most dominant culture needs to identify this and set an example.


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