posted on December 5, 2007 at 1:54 am

saw ye olde quack this morning
for alas your humble fools ear is still non-functioni
so tomorra im on the special-list
to see specialist
oh all the pseudo-ephedrine n codeine has rotted my sox
im alert and in no pain but i cant hear a fucking thing
and my left ear going down i realise how bad my right ear is
rehearsals friday n i’m feeling pessi-mystic
no pristine silence neither
but the roar and ring and shriek of tinnitus
from one million guitar chords ringing on for ever
i paint and paint to meet my dead lines
feel sorry for me
feel very sorry for me
pray to your heathen gods and spirits
offer sacrifice for my well being my time being
dont eat from dusk to dawn
name your teddy steven if you want tho i may lash you
i’ll do anything to vote my earache out of office
anyway the quack says the ear quack may have to suck or blow
(he wasnt sure, witch)
going in thru my nose to get at blockage
gee thats not sounding like much fun doc…..
i really hope i dont have to play in this cond…
have been watching dvd of auckland show
and am very satisfied with result
it should be hitting the black market any day
shortly followed by the blue market and the common market
lotta people asking wherefore be painkiller?
coming my frogs coming
people say where is poetry?
people say be nice to kevin rudd the saviour of the free world
his posters still hang around bondi
simply saying new leadership..
is he ever gonna take em down
or will they be up permanently like kim sod jong the thirds?
ok no more rudd jibes
from now on i am the apolitical animal
oblivious to the sliminess of the whole business
i know this is a very basic assumption to question
but think about it a little
i asked it the other day and its growing in my mind:
has the electoral system really served us, the hoi polloi, well
i say a resounding nope!
back to the painting
see you soon

53 Responses to “out : you-tube, in : eustachian tube”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 December 2007 at 2:24 am #

    thank u… i’m sorry about ur sore ears & suffering but i have my own tribulations & today u made me smile & feel better so THANK U!
    ps: hope the ear gets better soon.

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    the dean | 5 December 2007 at 2:27 am #

    I just listened to PM Rudd’s eulogy for Bernie Banton and amidst the clichés I thought perhaps there is hope.

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    MEM | 5 December 2007 at 2:28 am #

    beautiful as hell. wonderful as well…


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    nickfiction | 5 December 2007 at 2:57 am #

    maybe you should try one of them energy drinks , i bet all that taurine and caffeine will do wonders for the earache

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    Anonymous | 5 December 2007 at 3:00 am #

    Ooooh yuk, through the nose, yes I’ll be praying for you sk, you HAVE to make it to Melby!
    Take care, and maybe postpone rehearsals for a day or two and give your ears a rest after the big blow out tomorrow…ouch!
    Lots of love and kisses,
    Greek Princess

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    Anonymous | 5 December 2007 at 3:03 am #

    ouch sk! bloody ouch!…am feelin’ fer ya!…lucky youve got the codein,and pseudo F,though! ;-)…no need for any pessimism…skonna be ok sk!…{alphabet souped that on!}{maybe thats what you need…a garlicy lemongrassy,gingery kinda soup??all of that stuff would do an infection some actually would have a similar drying effect as the pseudo F{because thats what the pseudo F would be for}…have a big pot of an asian style soup .the climates of asia,similar to the climate in the inner ear…the herbs in that region are complimentary to the body’s needs..looking forward to the new music ALOT!…have a lovely day all o u…love as always,gen xxxxx

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    veleska1970 | 5 December 2007 at 3:05 am #

    oh no~~gotta suck out the ear, huh? well that sucks. or if you have to blow it, then that blows, too. and yes, i DO feel sorry for you since i’ve had really bad ear infections before myself….once my ear canal was so inflamed it was damn-near swollen shut. now THAT’S pain!!! **grits teeth**

    i’m sending healing vibes across the miles to you, steve. and all my teddy bears have been re-christened with your moniker, just as you requested. 🙂

    lotza love…..

  8. avatar
    Jen Jewel Brown | 5 December 2007 at 3:06 am #

    imagining white light… surrounding you

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    Brien Comerford | 5 December 2007 at 3:07 am #

    Empedocles, Isaiah, John Wesley, Vishnu, Gandhi, Dalai Lama and St. Martin De Porres I invoke, entreat, implore, beseech and BEG all of u to salvage your kindred spirit,Steven Kilbey’s ear. If you all don’t like him do it for me. I love his music and I want more, more and more of it!

    Holy Cows- please save Steve Kilbey. He loves u all and does charity concerts and compassionately tells the world not to eat any sentient creatures but he’s especially fond of celestial bovines. You are soo luminously docile

  10. avatar
    The Sermon | 5 December 2007 at 3:59 am #

    There is only one SK Brien Comerford. Please Leave and never come back. The same goes for Gen XXX or whatever other title this multiple commentator uses-the hellbound heart perhaps. Uttlerly Shameless Dribbling Acidic Futile Fawning Sadism.

    Weren’t You warned about multiples?
    unfortunately these ‘things’ will probably continue their diatribes after the end of my sermon. As for the rest of us ‘subscribers’ can we not pool our resources and merge these things into oblivion where they belong. I enjoy some comments, I enjoy SK’s posts.

    Leave it to the experts i say and get a day job.

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    snowfaller | 5 December 2007 at 4:02 am #

    Ah. Thinking of you. Hope all goes well with the ear.

    Strangely enough, one of my ears is ringing as I read the blog tonight. Must be psychosomatic – at least I hope so.

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    Anonymous | 5 December 2007 at 4:13 am #

    dear anon at 2.59….my reply to you ,will be as educated as your educated guess was…i make one comment per day…pull the carrot out of your arse,and get a fucking ife…i mean TRULY!…signed,the one and only gen …p.s. fuck off with this BS will you,its really fucking boring mate!!!???

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    the sermon | 5 December 2007 at 4:28 am #

    you forgot to tell me to have a nice day?

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    Anonymous | 5 December 2007 at 4:37 am #

    smoking can cause nasties such as ear infections and particularly sinus, which i at times suffer from (will kick the filth one day) but I find taking a zinc tablet daily keeps me on top. Snorting salt water, as warm and as salty as you can stand, clears out those eustacians, about six snorts three times a day does it. Can be a bit embarrassing when half hour later it starts pouring out of your nose when walking down the street. Salty water is a great healer.


  15. avatar
    damien | 5 December 2007 at 4:41 am #

    Hope you get better soon, SK.

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    andmoreagain | 5 December 2007 at 4:59 am #

    Best wishes Steve. Hopefully you’ll be feeling (and hearing) better soon.

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 December 2007 at 5:06 am #

    to the sermon 2.59

    amen brother.

  18. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 5 December 2007 at 5:06 am #

    The Sermon Said:

    I’m a malevolent, sadistic emantion from Hell. I am a coward and a carnivore. I like too fuck with people to derive pleasure because I have a zero IQ and a severed mind totally bereft of respect for life except mine that has no earthy value and derives where the sun don’t shine !

    Brien Says:
    I have an agreement with SK. He knows I wish him only the very best. If you Anon pimple in a rectum lived in India you would be burnt to death. I would eat tofu with Hindus and probably laugh myself to death while listening to Jeff Beck.


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    from the sermon to my hindu friend | 5 December 2007 at 5:16 am #

    Come on Brien, enough of your fanatisism, unlike yourself i would never wish death upon the living, although being burnt to death may be more enlightening than listening to jeff beck or yourself. And quit your persecution of Anons-we all have ‘titles’ respect that atleast my friend, its just that some of us choose not to wear them.

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    Olde Amps | 5 December 2007 at 5:47 am #

    Hate to say it SK…you might need to shut down the old comments function…this is just getting silly.

    Hope your poor ear gets better!

    Best wishes,
    Olde Amps

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    Anonymous | 5 December 2007 at 6:21 am #

    that ear of yours is crying out for attention. are you not wanting to hear something? is there something you do need to listen to?
    i don’t know but
    whenever you can and i would be doing it for at least 1 hour over the day
    ask for permission for the use of white light healing energy from the divine source and then imagine the light emanating from a thin torch like object pointing at and in your ear and focus that light into your ear. Say three times reduce – charging the thought with reducing the swelling, pain, infection,sound of tinnitus, whatever.
    esoteric yes but i believe this magic works
    all the best

  22. avatar
    Jenn | 5 December 2007 at 6:55 am #


    now look at me….. look at meeeee,
    I have one word for you.

    Ludwig Beethoven,

    Having said that I really do wish you a speedy recovery.

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    Richard (who hasn't met dubbya) | 5 December 2007 at 7:08 am #

    I agree with Jenn

    the other ‘one word’ that springs to mind is Van Gogh but his cure for earache was a little over the top

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    JONNY NOT YET SO HOLLYWOODISH | 5 December 2007 at 7:09 am #

    welcome to meye ear world esskay, sorry bout that…

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    fantasticandy | 5 December 2007 at 7:47 am #

    i have no idea how i could possibly help….
    i’m on the other side of the world with no healing skills or smart advice……
    but if well-wishes mean anything…
    the olde ‘neptunous vibrations’ are winging their way across the seas right now.
    all the very best killer,
    andy L.

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    Anonymous | 5 December 2007 at 9:45 am #

    Sucking out the gunk from the ear?
    Hey, it’ll be rough, Steve, but come on, women have to suck worse things out of worse places every damn day, eh…!
    Seriously though, hope it’s not too traumatic, Killa.

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    Anonymous | 5 December 2007 at 9:52 am #

    Was your ‘lost’ book The Crowd Invisible? It was mentioned in a UK interview in ’82 and I spent years wondering if it ever came out! Many years later I heard something about an ex-manager nicking off with the manuscript or the various handwritten pieces of work and then losing the whole fuckin lot! Was it that true?

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 December 2007 at 9:53 am #

    oooh sheesh i feel for you steve, sending out good vibes, mate..
    love always
    -The Hellbound Heart
    …to the sermon at 2:59…i was going to type up something really nasty, but i deleted it…after all if i’d have sent it, sweet cheeks, it would have lowered me down to your level…have a LOVELY day…

  29. avatar
    melby symon | 5 December 2007 at 10:20 am #

    I can empathise…I had an infected ear when o/s in Italy and it caused me so much grief for days.

    Hopefully the god of incomprehensibly brilliant musicians will see you right soon.

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 December 2007 at 10:20 am #

    If you hadn’t been such a dippy hippy
    and put all that crap in your ear to start with…
    I know the merits of natural therapies, I’m a naturopath. Dont stick shit in your ear unless it is sterile and prescribed by a quack.
    There’s no fool like an old fool

  31. avatar
    SweatyWheels | 5 December 2007 at 10:44 am #

    Rock n Roll ain’t noise pollution, but it sure can damage hear drums.
    Hope u heal.

  32. avatar
    matthew | 5 December 2007 at 11:24 am #

    Sorry about your ear Steve, I hope it gets better quickly. My daughter has a mild ear blockage at present being treated.

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 December 2007 at 11:30 am #

    Es saugt und bläst der Heinzelmann, wo Mutti sonst nur blasen kann.

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 December 2007 at 1:02 pm #

    And to think…I was complaining because there was no mayonaise in the fridge.

    Many wonderful healing vibes your way Steven.

    Tampa, Fl

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 December 2007 at 1:15 pm #

    Electoral system?
    No. We had Thatcher 3 times. Most of the electorate never voted for her. But we were stuck with her cos the largest minority did. 43% of the vote gave her 100% of the power. Everything that was good about this country was deliberately fucking destroyed by her so that the already wealthy could get even more. And we’re still paying the price, because all politicians have learned that the only way to get elected is to pander to the shitbag 43%.

  36. avatar
    John | 5 December 2007 at 2:16 pm #

    What about this great big honking headphones that the guy from Mission of Burma wears? Those seemed to slow down his ever-worsening condition.

    John Garratt

  37. avatar
    Larry | 5 December 2007 at 3:45 pm #

    I just realized my son already has a teddy bear named Steve, but I think that was inspired by a carpenter.

    Here’s to a speedy (and quiet) recovery.

  38. avatar
    CSTCoach | 5 December 2007 at 3:58 pm #

    Shit man, that’s awful. Hoping like hell that you get better soon. Not just cause we all like you round here – what a fucking disaster it would be if your hearing went completely and there was no more music!! 😉

    seriously tho – get well soon, druid.

    “or will they be up permanently like kim sod jong the thirds?”

    had to laugh at that. i been to north korea, in 2001, and its a creepy creepy place. huge paintings everywhere of the two kims hugging babies, giving ‘on the spot guidance’, supervising benevolent public works. but funny, no paintings of young kim sipping cognac, of slave laborers building roads with hand tools,etc.


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    fuck, I fear tinnitus | 5 December 2007 at 4:12 pm #

    I heard the Burma guy actually had to pack in playing altogether cos noise doesn’t just enter through the ears but also through the bones and hollows in the face and skull and earplugs/headphones didn’t stop the tinnitus from increasing. Steve, I’m not so sure it’s guitars that do the damage – I suspect cymbals are responsible for a lot of it. Their frequencies and the sudden onset of a cymbal crash are big culprits – especially for singers cos you tend to be right in front of the drummer. You said you developed tinnitus after the 1990 tour – was there any noticable difference in the way JayDee played/set up his cymbals compared to the way Ploog had done it?

  40. avatar
    Altres | 5 December 2007 at 6:50 pm #

    Steve, hope the ringing subsides and a pastoral aural landscape returns soon.

    Stay happy,

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    davem | 5 December 2007 at 7:30 pm #

    Gutted to hear how much you’re struggling with that bloomin’ infection SK. Wish I could send you healing and not just love. But all the love I can muster is winging it’s way to you from blighty.

  42. avatar
    steve kilbey | 5 December 2007 at 7:49 pm #

    thanks for your kind thoughts people
    today i find out whats going on with it!

  43. avatar
    davem | 5 December 2007 at 8:25 pm #

    Got it all crossed for you guv’nor!

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    nickfiction | 5 December 2007 at 9:25 pm #

    to the commenter who suggested using saltwater in your ears and sinus’….. I second that motion. I suffer several times per year terrible sinus and ear infections due to our horrible damp climate. Using this aparatus called a ” neti ” pot to flush out ear and sinus canals saves me from trips to the doctor. sk you should try it …… and lay of those energy drinks !!!!

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 December 2007 at 11:16 pm #

    waiting for you. dont be too late please.

  46. avatar
    isolde | 6 December 2007 at 12:07 am #

    hope you feel better today and are on some good antibiotics

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    veleska1970 | 6 December 2007 at 1:00 am #

    i know this is late, but i hope everything went well today. just thinkin’ about ya…..

    lotza love…..

  48. avatar
    eek | 6 December 2007 at 2:01 am #

    have been watching dvd of auckland show
    and am very satisfied with result


    I hope everything went/is going well with your ear and you get relief. Sending good vibes your way.

  49. avatar
    CSTCoach | 6 December 2007 at 3:44 am #

    You okay now, killa?

    hope all went well.

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    blackeyes | 6 December 2007 at 3:46 am #

    are you ok?

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