posted on January 22, 2006 at 10:48 pm

morning, fiendss
today not a goode day
for yer humble scribe
gotta take yon kidss for innoculations
like many many things in this world
and this age
youre doomed if ya do
youre doomed if ya dont
theres a mountain o literature
why ya should
why ya shouldnt…
didja know, frinstance
that some of the injections are suspended in mercury???
gee i really wanna shoot lil baby bouncer
up with f$^&$ing quicksilver, dont i
poor lil scarlet gurl gotta have THREE shots today
this morning evie says
dad i dreamed you guys forgot we gotta have injections today
dream on, lil sister
you gonna have to have it
i hope im doing the right thing
another weird thing
have i ever told you that aurora gets up
sleepwalks around
talking in some olde germanic language
anyway, i have this book of medieval german painters
and she regularly comes in my studio room
and reads that book for hours and hours
aurora, i say, how come you can read that book for so long
she looks up dreamily
i dunno dad……i just like it…
hmmmm, something going on there
i need mr s fandorin to hear her
tell me if he recognises any words…
another dilemma: education
do i really wanna turn my kidss over to the sausage machine?
could i really eddycate them meself….?
did ole sk learn anything useful at school
other than avoiding bullies and chatting up les chicas?
after i learnt to multiply and divide…?
what goode did all that tripe do me?
evie and aurora aint gonna be useful cogs
in the great machine…
i hope
how about we establish
the united states of bohemia
no maths
no suits
no police
no politishians
no gossip rags
no gutter press
no pressure
yeah
no worries
gonna have to wait for heaven, i guess
the system is in place now
gonna take a huge upheaval to dismantle it
who wants all this?
you think this is why god put you on this
sweet green world?
to sit inna office
with flourescent lights and air cond.?
with underground carpark and friday arvo down the pub?
so you could grovel yer way up the fuckin ladder
(sorry mum)
cmon
what about all the other animals…?
they survive without all that stuff, dont they?
why did it have to go this way?
dont ask me
im just an olde rockah
who doesnt wanna see his wee daughters get jabbed
and whos railin’ against the injustice of it all
the unfeeling protestant work ethic trap we are all in
the industry
the pollushion
the modern hive
everyone working
typing away on electric boxes radiating their evil rays
up in skyscrapers
or down in pits
driving trucks
or filing reports
cmon
its all a red herring people
its keeping ya from discovering
why you have taken on yer suit of flesh
why you are here
what the hells going on out there
dont ask me
im just a singer in a rocknroll band
i love ya
i feel for ya
id make it better if i could
im as mad as hell
an’ im not gonna take it…

sk

39 Responses to “monday monday, cant trust that day”

  1. avatar
    bpd | 22 January 2006 at 11:30 pm #

    Are we here just to heat up the planet? release more carbon? cremation the final release

    bpd

  2. avatar
    Fandorin | 22 January 2006 at 11:33 pm #

    send in a recording and our ancient indoeuropean panslavonic pangermanic pantechnical deciphering department will provide you with a transcript and an interpretation.

    im just an olde rockah
    who doesnt wanna see his wee daughters get jabbed

    i’m a not so olde non-rockah who is waiting for one first wee daughter to pop into his life in a few months and i’m thinking about pretty much the same. more-or-less isolating her in a world that seems perfect to me, or letting her grow up “somehow”. it starts with synthetic versus acoustic diapers and ends with…

    where does it end? it doesn’t. i hope we won’t fail. i want to give her paradise on earth, and i can only pray that it’ll be paradise for her, too.

    “i hope” “no worries”… i guess most of it condenses to these four words.

    yeah. but this is your blog. excuse me.

    fandorin

  3. avatar
    eek | 23 January 2006 at 12:08 am #

    If you are a thinking person you realise you’re damned if you do, and damned if you don’t — for everything. All you can do is try your best. Hope everything goes well for the little ones today.

    I used to vow I would never send any kids of mine off to regular schools, that I would teach them myself, or at the very least find good private, non traditional schools for them. It’s a moot point for me, but I still shudder when I hear the reason so often given why children should go to traditional schools — so they will fit in to society. Ugh!

    But it didn’t quite work with me as I was never very good at the protestant work ethic….

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 January 2006 at 12:15 am #

    Its gonna take some fucking major catastrophe for us all to realise it’s all wrong & in the meantime some of us just try to dance on the rolling snowball.
    But there’s little snippets of gud stuff like ur girl comin into to stare at some german book.
    She probably just wants to be close to her dad.
    My daughter’s labrador had eleven pups on Saturday.
    Chow

    Dutch Pierrre

  5. avatar
    buzby | 23 January 2006 at 12:17 am #

    if you don’t have that innate curiousity to learn on your own, they can’t give it to you at school. but, despite eeks disdain of the ‘fitting into society’ thing… well, it is true. it’s really their first opportunity to navigate through personalities on their own.

    anyway, ur kids sound very interesting.. maybe they should blog? i was reading a 10y/o’s blog awhile back.. it was really funny and interesting. ‘mom wants me to stop twirling my hair…’ etc..

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 January 2006 at 12:30 am #

    Okay, I can’t help myself here because I worship my son and had to read all the literature myself several years ago. All the pros and all the cons. Did a full year of all the immunizations, then decided that was the end. I research EVERYTHING I do very thoroughly and decided that the odds of contracting certain diseases vs. the inherent risks of immunization re: mercury poisoning was much too high. I’ve decided that when my little guy is older and his immune system can handle it, he can have more immunizations. BUT. The big problem is with infants because if you follow the schedule for shots your infant has much higher levels of mercury swimming in their body than the government itself recommends. The infant is bombarded with this crap. There are quite a lot of cases of mercury-poisoning now that get lumped in as autism cases, and the medical people in my family agreed wholeheartedly with my decision. So while the odds are relatively low that mercury-poisoning would happen with my son, the odds are greater than him contracting polio, for instance.

    Re: school. Most people go with the flow and live their lives in a hazy sort of script. It’s good to question yourself and your actions at all times. Such as asking yourself when else in your life are you going to sit in a room full of people in your zip code that are all of the same age, year after year. Grouping by age is like grouping by height or hair color. At no job, whatever kind you take, will it be like this. School is great if want to be a cog in the machine. But all kids learn at different rates, and kids learn much faster when they’re able to learn at their own pace. My 3 year old son is doing kindergarten math in the Singapore Math workbooks and loves it. There are a million different ways to homeschool your kids (unschooling, classical homeschooling, etc.) and loads of people doing it, so there’s plenty of support.

    Good books:

    Susan Wise Bauer’s “The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide To Classical Education At Home” – brilliant book. It is my bible and the type of education I wish I had had. You start with ancient history for the first year and do everything in a 4 year cycle. You read Homer adaptions while small and then after three of the four-year cycles before college you really know your stuff.

    “Homeschooling for Excellence” by David Colfax (3 out of their 4 sons went to Harvard)

    John Taylor Gatto’s “Dumbing Us Down”

    Sorry for the insanely long message, but this is an area I’m well and truly versed in.

    love,
    k

  7. avatar
    captainmission | 23 January 2006 at 1:07 am #

    Although i don’t know you, really, i think from your body of work and your ‘creative’ sentiments your children have a fantastic teacher already, and the sausage machine would only create sausage meat. Your kids sound kind of special, school will just conform them. If you have the time, resources and commitment do it. Just don’t stop making music else i will possibly shrivel up and die.
    As for innoculations, from what i know you are dammed if you do, dammed if ya don’t, best read the material and research both sides, and make and edukated descision.
    ‘it’s all a red herring….’ nice line 🙂

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 January 2006 at 1:30 am #

    …united states of bohemia!

    sounds right t em’ (here, there, nowhere) …and everywhere again…

    but fr some reason…. em thinks bohemia il never be united…

    fr there ws never a reason to be divided….

    at least to em feable mind(s)

    u+m+?= lv

    em’

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 January 2006 at 1:55 am #

    …just think of the sparrows, He said…….

  10. avatar
    Julia | 23 January 2006 at 2:23 am #

    Ah Steve – parental guilt ! Been there many times myself, just goes to show you’re a caring Dad.

    Don’t beat yourself up about the girls getting jabs – some facets of progress are actually worth embracing. Just ask a few older people what life was like before we had them.

    Your daughters sound like beautiful free-spirits, and as such, they will never become cogs, regardless of their school experiences. Home schooling is a nice idea (although I must warn you, you’d still be required to teach them Maths!), but there are many advantages to public schooling.

    I know my kids get to mix with people from a wide variety of social, cultural and religious backgrounds, which I believe makes them more tolerant and aware of the needs and attitudes of others. I believe this is the most important thing our children need to create a peaceful and equitable world in the future.

    Also, there are some wonderful and dedicated teachers out there who have knowledge and experience to impart that is quite different to our own. Whatever their educational experiences, your parental support and encouragement will always be paramount.

  11. avatar
    gigi | 23 January 2006 at 2:40 am #

    sk,

    Sounds like your little one is getting the mmr(measles, mumps,rubella)Imagine the little tykes immune system trying to fight one disease, never mind three. Space apart the shots when for when she’s older and stronger.
    Use the single dose(only goes to 1 person)vials NOT the mutiple dose. Ask to see the bottle. If the word Thimerasol is on it, DON’T use it.

    Good luck old beane

  12. avatar
    Daberhasher | 23 January 2006 at 2:57 am #

    big questions abound in kiddy land dont they… but i’d go with Julia on the school situation… as long as you’re there to answer their questions is the main thing, to me at least… what i dont get is peoples ability to stick their kids in daycare… what are they thinking, my career is more valuable than their childhood??? and then we wonder why we have a bunch apathetic zombies with no respect… hmmm… yeah, i know it’s hard, i’ve done it… but they wont be children forever, in fact they wont be children long at all these days… make it work, NOTHING is more worthwhile…

    ah boy, sorry bout dat mess there on your blog… who the hell was i talking to??? certainly not you dear sir, you’re children are very lucky indeed… born into love, with riches far beyond that of any money…

    …”my little one, where have you been… your blinding eyes, what have they seen…”
    i sang those words over and over to my third child when she was born… thanks……..

    aloha,

    erik

  13. avatar
    matt davison | 23 January 2006 at 3:30 am #

    SK ya dont need to inoculate the kiddss to come over to New Zealand..
    Just got back from camping in a place called Waihi(North Island) and the days stretched as far as the midnite hour the kids ran in bliss from the beaches…
    the surflife savers
    the little nippers played till there hearts were full
    no racist vibe
    Cronella Beach?? whatever its called..
    clean air
    love vibrations everywhere
    NO SNAKES..
    FREE EDUCATION
    MAORI LAND LAWS(Respect)
    LOVE INHERANT
    ALL UNTOUCHED
    SACRED
    DREAMY
    come on man finish Euro…USA TOUR..
    COME HERE RECORD
    EXPERIENCE
    NEVER GO BACK THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU.
    Lots a smokey…
    fresh, green…
    but over here you may not even needit………….
    Matt x

  14. avatar
    esskayer | 23 January 2006 at 3:51 am #

    To “Anon Incognito”–

    Yes, I am disturbed because I did too many drugggzzz….the LSD scrambled my brains, sucked all the serotonin outta my skull so I need to take anti-depressants to keep from offing myself.

    The fact that you would post those smartass remarks really shows me who is the “disturbed” one. Until you can get a control on your anger problem, unharden your steely little heart, repress your ego-maniacal tendencies, and heal your inner child, I foresee a future of continued whining on this blog, complete with empty promises and good intentions that will never come to fruition because you are obviously not ready from your attitude.

    Feel sorry for ya, I really do. Goodbye.

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 January 2006 at 4:47 am #

    sk, without the sausage machine as you put it, are your girls going to learn science, maths, critical reasoning to balance their artistic and philosophical leanings?

    lack of understanding of science is a much bigger problem today than anybody imagines. well, just think — what if geo bush had done a bit better at uni? maybe kyoto would be ratified by now and we’d be running our ‘puters on windfarmed electricity. (how bohemian is that? education futhering bohemia!)

    sorry, mate, but i get right up on my soapbox when anyone starts worrying that education, at a school, is a bad thing based on their own experience.

    if you don’t care for your basic public schools, try private, try steiner, try montessori, try anything. but home education — i dunno. obviously it’s not bad for everybody, and i’m sure your girls will turn out just fine because of (in spite of?) your choices, but who knows. what if by keeping them out of the machine to protect them you’re limiting their opportunities?

    maybe one of them will take a real shine to quantum mechanics or pure mathematics…and you can’t find a purer language than that, i promise you…

    maybe then she’d be in a better place to make things different instead of musing on why they’re just the way they are.

  16. avatar
    Thomas Irvin | 23 January 2006 at 4:48 am #

    Somebody has to fly the airplanes.

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 January 2006 at 4:59 am #

    Think a few too many folks on this blog have been watching their choo choo trains go round and round for too long. My suspicion is that half these idiot commentators with no grammar or linguistic reach to speak of are in the 12-year-old range. If you can’t take decent adult debate, go back to Mumma’s milk wagon and pipe down, or read another Thomas the Tank Engine, if you can, without moving your lips…

  18. avatar
    fergal | 23 January 2006 at 5:27 am #

    sk,
    i understand you concerns re. injections for your kids and went thru similar concerns with my son – albeit i didn’t know about the mercury stuff!
    i can’t resist pointing out that i think that u yourself have injected a number of subtances into yourself over the years – not all of them healthy (by this i mean the stuff cut with the narcotics) – and lived to tell the tale … ;-D

  19. avatar
    Glenn | 23 January 2006 at 5:28 am #

    I would educate them as painters and just teach them to fix car engines(Hybrids), read literature, philosophy, and teach them electronics, algebra, home economics then get them to study the electronics of the Spirit, The secret doctrine type blather-de-hooped earthling diatribes of truth and invention. Make sure they get together with lots of other kids and make them wear a uniform even thoough they are schooled at home. You can get all you need in terms of curriculum from used book stores. Search google for exercise books and such http://www.google.ca/search?q=homeschool+supplies

    Plus be sure to visit Homeschooling
    sites for more help to do it.
    Here is a good place to start.
    http://www.homeschoolzone.com/start.htm

  20. avatar
    Laurie | 23 January 2006 at 5:32 am #

    I thought about your comment of “how much should I say about my family? how much would they want on this blog?”

    It looks like an agreeable subject amongst your groovers, I’m so glad to see. Personally, the human-ness of it reveals the kinder hearted ‘rock-stah’.

    Have you had any art sessions to your daughter(s)? If you haven’t already, it’s something you’ll remember and do together for years to come. You get more work for your portfolios, your walls, develop bonds, close bonds. When an adult pays adult attention to a child or older adult, I think it roles respect. I’m sending my mother some Gauche for her birthday this week; I gave my Nephew (a cartoonist) some drawing supplies for Christmas. They both have a great deal of innate talent that I love to convey back and forth.

    I like to think that the arts broaden and deepen a full eduacation; make life far easier to tolerate. i.e. ‘attitudes & anger’. ha!

    LG

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 January 2006 at 5:52 am #

    Laurie, very sensible, humane, and practical…for all ages…well done.

  22. avatar
    wytch | 23 January 2006 at 6:34 am #

    its a big decision to vaccinate so if you do just observe the girls and treat them tenderly.

    if they seem to be struggling get yourself an antidote from your friendly homoeopath

    and then schooling…
    who knows what we should be doing there

  23. avatar
    teacher's pet | 23 January 2006 at 8:18 am #

    Why did it have to go this way?
    I wonder if it could have gone any other way?
    The closer we might get to the “brink” the harder it would seem to overcome. Meanwhile the pressure of a world always proportionately weighted further away from that place claws at any progress. It’s the perpetual dynamic of the Athenians and the Spartans.

  24. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 23 January 2006 at 9:03 am #

    protestant work ethic
    work sets you free
    cleanses your earthly soul
    brings you closer to god
    blame the christians
    those damn arrogant straights
    labeling lovely brown-skinned people
    as heathens
    gotta go do my missionary work, padre
    gotta bring those lost souls
    back to god
    gotta bring back some gold
    whilst i’m a preachin’ man
    gotta greedily devour this world
    gettin’ kinda greedy…
    gotta steal, appropriate,
    infest and inseminate
    all in the name of god and throne
    “lesser” cultures squashed
    by the fucking (sorry mom)
    white European straights
    of the day
    leaving no stone unturned
    so that years later
    ye olde rawkah has to worry
    about his brilliant daughters fate
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    we all need to find our faith
    faith is fundamental
    to the human experience
    as are the needs for
    love
    security
    understanding
    define them as you need to
    but keep yon opinion
    to thyself
    .
    .
    .
    .
    look at what the christians did
    .
    .
    .
    .
    sad that in the USA
    you can elect any old piece of
    bought shit
    you can even elect a woman
    or someone with “ethnic” background
    that’ll all come someday
    but trust me
    an athiest
    or at least, an open-minded scholar
    will NEVER be PREZ
    .
    .
    .
    .
    why
    that would be just wrong
    .
    .
    .
    .
    sorry to fill up your blog
    with ye puccifish rant
    loveya steve

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 January 2006 at 9:16 am #

    What are you hiding from SK? Never was accepted into the worlde of the straights, outcast like a leper. Now he’s gotta hide behind a bag o’drugs and his little blogge cocoon and condemn all humanity. Without the musick, without the cynical wisecracks, without the gargantuan ego-maniacal/delusional underpinnings–what is left? Not much except a shell of a man, a scared little boy afraid of the bullies of this world, so he lashes out from the safety of his computer–a cowardly, weak, nasty little bohemian wanna-be.

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 January 2006 at 9:25 am #

    I sit here at this machine….for no good reason.

    Thank you.

    theglynnisjohns

  27. avatar
    Dosty | 23 January 2006 at 10:09 am #

    I wish esskayer (aka anonymous), as surely it must be him, would make up his mind about whether he hates you or not. He’s in quite a frenzied state. I can just imagine him sweating in his dark little room, hungrily clutching that big bible of his, anxiously flipping through the pages looking for reassurance. Maybe he’s scared there really is no God. Maybe he’s terrified of having to look after himself. Maybe he has to fill that gaping void which keeps him awake at night by venting his cancerous little spleen. Have any of his prayers ever been answered? Well I don’t think the one about finding a girlfriend has been.

    One minute he writes epic lyrical tribuparodies, the next he condemns you to hell. A schizophrenic little christian. Then again, he is kind of fun to read.

    But maybe his only excuse is that he doesn’t exist?

    Will he love you in the morning?

  28. avatar
    Fandorin | 23 January 2006 at 10:11 am #

    lashes out from the safety of his computer

    thought this was called reflection. who is lashing out anyway?

  29. avatar
    mike | 23 January 2006 at 12:30 pm #

    I just had my 2 month old daughter innoculated, so I know how you feel. I thought they stopped using the mercury solution?

    Why are we here? I agree with you about material things just getting in the way. Once you get a house and a couple of cars and then children it seems like you are a slave to the machine.

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 January 2006 at 1:04 pm #

    TO ESSKAYER,

    I’m am sorry, I understand where your coming from and I hope that you will except my apology.

    Actually I felt kinda bad all day, I was a smart arse I admit that.
    I’ve had similar experiences to you, in that regard, so I can empathise. Its only been in the last couple of years that things have got alot better for myself. No matter how bad it gets and I know it gets rough(an understatement I know), hang in there, things get better, I didn’t believe it could for years but it did and its worth it.

    Anyway this is SK’s blog so I don’t want go on too much.

    I think you have a talent, I’ve enjoyed your little takes on SK’s songs and you are obvisiouly a smart caring sensitive person, with a good heart.

    I wish you all the best in the future and look forward to more parodies.

    Take Care
    Anon Incognito

  31. avatar
    anonymussolini | 23 January 2006 at 3:43 pm #

    @toni pucci

    nice nazi reference: “Arbeit macht frei”. You might be president one day.

  32. avatar
    Brian | 23 January 2006 at 3:51 pm #

    There’s a nice post about vaccination on Orac Knows (an excellent medical-themed blog, btw) here. Since it’s coming from me, you know it’s favouring vaccination. There’s a lot of misinformation about vaccines out there.

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 January 2006 at 4:06 pm #

    Woohoo, Argumentum ad Hitlerum. “the last refuge of the scoundrel who has already lost the debate!” I’m collecting these, have a whole book full. Nice indicator of human fallacy.

    Erast Petrovich

  34. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 23 January 2006 at 5:51 pm #

    Tambien he regresado.
    Te extrañe mucho. Suerto con las vacunas y la escuela de las chiquillas.
    Besos,
    Cecilia

  35. avatar
    daydreamer | 23 January 2006 at 7:21 pm #

    Homeschool vs public: why not try both?

    If your child does well in public and is learning – and is happy – then she may just thrive there. If its not working for her, then pull her out. Homeschooling is a viable alternative.

    My sister did just that. Her son was bored in school and being bullied to boot, so she pulled him out and took the “unschooling” approach. No structured curriculum, rather let the kid learn as his interests dictate. Lots of library time, lots of life experience. Many years later he decides to try public school again – he’s a senior in HS now, a grade ahead and at the top of his class.

    btw he was never innoculated.

    Sandy

  36. avatar
    CouldBeAnyone | 23 January 2006 at 7:22 pm #

    Immunizations ARE available without the mercury compound. My children’s doctor only uses mercury free doses.

    They may be more at risk (mercury wise) from eating fish from polluted waters – here in the US, at least. Grrr.

    We’ve got immunization appointments in two weeks. I sympathize with you. It’s hard to see them get stuck with needles.

  37. avatar
    Handyman | 23 January 2006 at 8:57 pm #

    I’m just sorry you had to see the girls get the shots. Vaccinations have always been one of the hardest things to watch as a father, especially when they are young and don’t know WHY. I am a wimp here, definately my weakness. Breaks my heart to see ’em hurt and cry. Dammit, it hurts – I know! When will they use this great technology and develop a different way to take these. Apply some ice and allow lots of sweets for a bit and spoil ’em. It was a traumatic day for ya both!

    Love,

    D

  38. avatar
    RA | 24 January 2006 at 12:07 am #

    re; jabs in kiddly winkies.

    We agonised about it too with our two. One of my oldest and most trusted friends has dragged himself through years of hard work to become a paediatric intensive-care consultant. He lectures all over europe and stuff. He’s had his 3 jabbed and he’d not advise his oldest friend to do something bad. I trusted his advice and went ahead.

    Anyway..

    Peace,

    RA

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 January 2006 at 4:09 am #

    I think the nasty comments must be coming from Rob Thomas fans.
    ~ ~ ~
    Thanks for putting up with the assorted b&llshite and well-intentioned nonsense, Steve, and please keep the ruminations coming.

    X=Y


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