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#12652 - Wed, 10 Nov 2004 21:42:00 Dentist
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Sorry Again for me being so crabby.
I have had an absys under one of my back teeth, a crown, since monday the Ist Nov and it just got worse and worse during the week. Anti Biotics did not touch it and the side of my face swelled up. The dentist , on the 5th, had to drill down the centre of the tooth to drain out the poison. Worst dentist visit of my life. He put me on a second type of antibiotic which was heavy and made me feel aweful, especially with all the painkilers I was having to take. Just got back from a 3rd visit to the dentist and it is nearly clear. Got to have the crown totally redone. Expensive. Ari I have just got the box of STILL MOVEMENT CD,s so I will get an autographed copy out to you! Thanks to Connys Pig for the Mine For Life Disc and all the other very interesting stuff. I really enjoyed seeing the " Live in Berlin" gig for the very first time. We had just finished touring Quartet and only just come back over from Japan to do this. We were pretty tight even though a few of us had this flu bug, I seem to remember. Thanks also to Mrs X for the " Sleepwalk " video. I do remember seeing that a very long time ago. Very interesting first film of Ultravox. If you both mail me your addresses I will send an album off to you both.
Best,
Billy

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#12653 - Wed, 10 Nov 2004 21:59:00 Re: Dentist
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Hi Billy, we all have our bad days (unfortunately).

Question for you.

During the gig in Germany with the orchestra (as seen on the DVD), how was this as an experience, to me it looked as if it was very difficult to pull off. It must have taken a lot of concentration for all involved to keep it all together. Did you enjoy it coming from a classically trained background?

Cheers mate,

Davy B.

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#12654 - Thu, 11 Nov 2004 03:51:00 Re: Dentist
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Arghh - I can imagine this was very painful, Billy. Hope it will be better now...

A question, please Billy : Have you any plans do do a live gig or short tour because of your new stuff ?

As for me, I can tell you, I would be keen to see you on stage playing your violin again...

Regards from Hamburg (and "good luck" for your teeth... wink )

Shadow Man

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#12655 - Thu, 11 Nov 2004 05:54:00 Re: Dentist
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Hi Billy!

OUCH!!! I haven`t tried what you describe
in your post, but I can imagine how painfull
it is frown
Nice to hear you will be fit again very soon wink

As Ive said before I find your new album
MEGAGREAT (the clips) and will order one as soon as I got the money and will promote it here on
southern Seeland wink

All the best
JesperDK

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#12656 - Thu, 11 Nov 2004 09:34:00 Re: Dentist
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Dentists....they should be bloody shot the lorra them wink Owld Piggy had a very nasty experience with a female student dental nurse once........phew !!! Very nasty indeed biglaugh

I'll send you my postal address for the CD, many thanks for that and I very much look forward to listening to it. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" />

ASH

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#12657 - Thu, 11 Nov 2004 18:04:00 Re: Dentist
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When I was a kid I had an extra tooth growing out of the front of my gum - a bit like a fang. We went to see the dentist with it and he seemed to be sizing it up with some 'pliers'. That was until he just broke the thing off! No anaesthetic, no nothing. Blood everywhere, mom's handbag beating the dentist! Aah, memories! The base of the tooth is still sitting there in my gum.

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#12658 - Thu, 11 Nov 2004 18:14:00 Re: Dentist
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Hi Billy,

Whenever I have tooth pain I buy a bottle of whiskey - It really helps!

Just pre-ordered your CD to my collection of your work, got them all of couse!

All the best
Ole

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#12659 - Thu, 11 Nov 2004 19:11:00 Re: Dentist
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Blummin Hell, Billy. I had the same work done recently, and I feel your pain.

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#12660 - Thu, 11 Nov 2004 21:49:00 Re: Dentist
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Ouch indeed, hope it's getting better now! Toothache is awful because painkillers just don't work on it either. Had loads of trouble with a wisdom tooth a few years ago, I think it was actually decaying as it was breaking through yuk , ended up having it removed when it broke - good riddance!

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#12661 - Fri, 12 Nov 2004 01:00:00 Re: Dentist
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I had an experience like 1.Outside's which left me totally in shock afterwards. I can't recount the details as it brings it all back. Fortunately all my dental experiences since have been with good dentists... Wouldn't wish an abscess on anyone.

Its nice that so many people have been apologised to on this thread. Very heartening, getting apologies.

Apparently.

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#12662 - Fri, 12 Nov 2004 02:50:00 Re: Dentist
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I too once had a bad experience with a dentist... he would not exchange a faulty lawn mower I had purchased 15 years previously in a completely unrelated story..

However, despite refusing to transact he was willing to apologise.

wink

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#12663 - Fri, 12 Nov 2004 02:58:00 Re: Dentist
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Quote:
Originally posted by SlowMo @ homeski:
I too once had a bad experience with a dentist... he would not exchange a faulty lawn mower I had purchased 15 years previously...
Wa-hey!!!!

In fact, Billy should try out my dentist who is of the large-chested female variety. You still ache like hell, but you don't care.

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#12664 - Fri, 12 Nov 2004 03:57:00 Re: Dentist
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Both of the last 2 posts...

lmao lmao

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#12665 - Fri, 12 Nov 2004 04:44:00 Re: Dentist
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This all puts me in mind of my last visit to a dentist for a 15 minute appointment "routine extraction" :rolleyes:
I was in the chair for 2 hours banghead Whilst sitting in the chair with the painkilling injection wearing off the last thing you want to hear is "Nurse can you get the size 9 scapel" banghead I just showed her my gums and mouth and she said ok I will get it cancelled !

Paul nutjob

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#12666 - Fri, 12 Nov 2004 04:59:00 Re: Dentist
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And all this is leading to the next Billy Currie solo work: Songs from the Big Chair.

No, hang on...

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#12667 - Fri, 12 Nov 2004 05:12:00 Re: Dentist
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Maybe he could soundtrack a remake of Marathon Man...

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#12668 - Fri, 12 Nov 2004 12:30:00 Re: Dentist
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LOL biglaugh

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#12669 - Fri, 12 Nov 2004 18:15:00 Re: Dentist
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Quote:
Originally posted by Ole:
Hi Billy,

Whenever I have tooth pain I buy a bottle of whiskey - It really helps!

Just pre-ordered your CD to my collection of your work, got them all of couse!

All the best
Ole
HA HA HA HAAAAA!!! OLE: I bet the poor man has tried that already... laugh

BILLY: count yourself lucky that you are not living in Spain - as far as medicos are concerned. This may not be a true consolation but anyhow... I thought I'd try the psychological one ("things could be much worse") 'n' stuff.. cussing

All the best to you.Long time since I last saw you.

Kindest regards
Lava

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#12670 - Sat, 13 Nov 2004 00:59:00 Re: Dentist
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Billy, you have my greatest sympathy(which is a fat lot of good when your face is exploding with pain, but there you go). You must have been sick as a dog with that root abscess. Before running away to enjoy a career ("carer" as in "a barely controlled progression with no real idea of direction") on the stage, I was, believe it or not, a veterinary surgeon, so I've dealt with a few dental abscesses in my time - not nice, and acutely painful even when you're an enormous bleedin' Rottweiler ! I also know how hard and messy it can be to remove molars, and the very interesting things that get dredged out of the toolbox to aid this process - 4lb lump hammer is favourite. You're a braver man then I am, Mr. Currie, to even go anywhere near one of those places of torture both physical and financial, to be tormented in order to facilitate someone's up-grade to the next BMW in the catalogue ! Next time, save yourself some cash and give us a call: I picked some old instruments up at a car boot sale a while gone, and I've got my lump hammer handy here, too, I'll stick 'em in the fish kettle to sterilise them just in case . . .

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#12671 - Sat, 13 Nov 2004 06:48:00 Re: Dentist
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I think a call to Lemming of the B.D.A. is in order here... wink

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#12672 - Sat, 13 Nov 2004 07:19:00 Re: Dentist
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Originally posted by Volglory:
I think a call to Lemming of the B.D.A. is in order here... wink
You know, I read that reply quite quickly, Volglory. I could have sworn it said 'Lemmy', now there's a set of teeth for yer... wink

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#12673 - Sat, 13 Nov 2004 07:53:00 Re: Dentist
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Aye, a reet pair o' gnashers he had....like a row of condemned houses biglaugh

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#12674 - Sat, 13 Nov 2004 08:32:00 Re: Dentist
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biglaugh

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#12675 - Sat, 13 Nov 2004 09:30:00 Re: Dentist
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And how's life in the cosy, tranquil Valley Of Kavvnott ? wink

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#12676 - Sat, 13 Nov 2004 12:09:00 Re: Dentist
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Quite good, CP; thanks for asking. smile

However, I've got my own set of dental problems - two large cavities that are only getting worse. I'm seriously debating contacting our new resident "maverick dentist" OesterreicherII to see about his rates for just prying them out. Only problem is I don't want to end up looking like Lemmy... frown

Bye for now; keep your teeth clean... wink

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#12677 - Sat, 13 Nov 2004 19:48:00 Re: Dentist
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Well why don't ya dee wot me fatha used ti dee, tie a bit string round the bad tooth and tie the other end to the door handle. Kick the door shut and hey presto.........the tooth is out and now dangling on a bit of string. wink

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#12678 - Sat, 13 Nov 2004 20:37:00 Re: Dentist
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Quote:
Originally posted by Volglory:
..."maverick dentist" OesterreicherII to see about his rates for just prying them out. Only problem is I don't want to end up looking like Lemmy... frown
Oh, you flatter me! I'd never accuse myself of being a dentist, merely an enthusiastic amateur. As for Lemmy as a dental patient, now there would be a challenge for the most accomplished tooth-tugger - it might even justify the fee. At least he'd bring his own anaesthetic. Incidentally, I read Mr. Kilmister's autobiography recently (White Line Fever, 1.99 in "The Works", bargain) and whilst I'm not into drug-fuelled hedonism myself and reckon that melting your own brain to relieve boredom is a bit extreme, I thought it was a bloody excellent read - I recommend it. I'll never look at a Finnish caravan the same way again.

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#12679 - Fri, 19 Nov 2004 04:40:00 Re: Dentist
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Crickey! Billy, can that beat the pain of a clit piercing? HAHA get better soon. I have too many more irrelevant questions for you but I'd like to give you time to recover first x x x

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#12680 - Fri, 19 Nov 2004 06:33:00 Re: Dentist
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Quote:
Originally posted by Patrizia:
Crickey! Billy, can that beat the pain of a clit piercing?
Is it physically possible for Billy to know this ?!

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#12681 - Thu, 25 Nov 2004 05:40:00 Re: Dentist
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Quote:
Originally posted by Oesterreicher II:
Quote:
Originally posted by Patrizia:
[b]Crickey! Billy, can that beat the pain of a clit piercing?
Is it physically possible for Billy to know this ?![/b]
confused bemused lmao

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#12682 - Tue, 21 Dec 2004 04:08:00 Re: Dentist
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Quote:
Originally posted by Oesterreicher II:
Quote:
Originally posted by Patrizia:
[b]Crickey! Billy, can that beat the pain of a clit piercing?
Is it physically possible for Billy to know this ?![/b]
I would suggest it's somewhat similar to having your testicles slammed in a car door. Twice.

David nutjob

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#12683 - Tue, 21 Dec 2004 05:35:00 Re: Dentist
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Or having your head bitten off by a shark whilst fishing in the middle of the ocean shock

Well, that's what happened to the little man in the boat ! wink

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#12684 - Tue, 21 Dec 2004 08:51:00 Re: Dentist
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lmao You are a wicked one, Mr. Corr! wink
What scares me is that I get the joke LOL

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#12685 - Tue, 21 Dec 2004 15:58:00 Re: Dentist
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Or even catching yer wang in yer zip when you were in primary school.
eek
Davy

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#12686 - Wed, 22 Dec 2004 00:49:00 Re: Dentist
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Aye....Or in the office toilet...'OH YA F*****'..! cussing

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#12687 - Wed, 22 Dec 2004 01:42:00 Re: Dentist
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Originally posted by Davy B:
Or even catching yer wang in yer zip when you were in primary school.
eek
Davy
Have you managed to get it out yet ? shock

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#12688 - Wed, 22 Dec 2004 04:24:00 Re: Dentist
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Originally posted by CONNY'S PIG:
Or having your head bitten off by a shark whilst fishing in the middle of the ocean shock

Well, that's what happened to the little man in the boat ! wink
And, as any man (or woman) will tell you, when such a little thing is lost in such a large Ocean, it's a terribly hard thing to find... without a road map... laugh

D.
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#12689 - Fri, 24 Dec 2004 14:02:00 Re: Dentist
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This is why I get so with my fiance, BRUSH YOUR TEETH, or in my sad case, get an HMO and see how misshandled things get during a root canal, then wind up at a specialist to get the thing right.

I always know when something is wrong. I have trouble holding a glass and it's like my fingers can't go around it. Then the pain that shoots down my neck, great!

In order NOT to go through this, I try to take care of my teeth. I worry about Dave though. Well...once we are married I gotta do a lot of show and tell.

"Me brush teeth, now show you!" Oh, Lord!

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#12690 - Tue, 11 Jan 2005 16:20:00 Re: Dentist
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Quote:
Originally posted by Billy Currie:
Sorry Again for me being so crabby.
I have had an absys under one of my back teeth, a crown, since monday the Ist Nov and it just got worse and worse during the week. Anti Biotics did not touch it and the side of my face swelled up. The dentist , on the 5th, had to drill down the centre of the tooth to drain out the poison. Worst dentist visit of my life. He put me on a second type of antibiotic which was heavy and made me feel aweful, especially with all the painkilers I was having to take. Just got back from a 3rd visit to the dentist and it is nearly clear. Got to have the crown totally redone. Expensive. Ari I have just got the box of STILL MOVEMENT CD,s so I will get an autographed copy out to you! Thanks to Connys Pig for the Mine For Life Disc and all the other very interesting stuff. I really enjoyed seeing the " Live in Berlin" gig for the very first time. We had just finished touring Quartet and only just come back over from Japan to do this. We were pretty tight even though a few of us had this flu bug, I seem to remember. Thanks also to Mrs X for the " Sleepwalk " video. I do remember seeing that a very long time ago. Very interesting first film of Ultravox. If you both mail me your addresses I will send an album off to you both.
Best,
Billy
Billy, I would rather be kneed in the nuts than have an abcess - now they HURT!!!!! By the way, this is my first post on here as I only joined the other day. Gotta say that Utravox were my total heroes when I was a kid - I still listen to your stuff now!!! Just read Midges book - he says you were a bit of a nutter by all accounts huh? LOL - Us northerners ain't soooo bad are we? lmao

Hope the gob is better Billy!

Andy Ictus (of Freddy Fresh's Howlin Records)

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#12691 - Wed, 12 Jan 2005 01:01:00 Re: Dentist
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Aye, nowt wrang wi northerners. We just employ a monkey heed as manager of our footy team and let things gan tits up.....Cheer up Peter Reid.

Red n' White Army !!!!!!!!!!!! laugh

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#12692 - Fri, 21 Jan 2005 11:10:00 Re: Dentist
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Oww! I had an abscess** when I was living in Hungary a few years ago. I remember I tried everything to get the pain to go away, including schnapps mouthwashes!! And then when the dentist (the wonderfully named Helga Husveti) removed the offending item I made the mistake of taking a look and passed out. Suddenly the room was full of people shouting "Keep your eyes open!"

Whatever, my main purpose in invading this thread is to salute Mr Billy Currie. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" /> Shh, don't mention this in the other guys' forums, but Billy was always the one I admired most in UV. I know the other guys were talented too, but Billy offered us a talent that stood out as something different from what was available most anywhere else on the pop/rock scene.

atb
Adrian

ps My mum was born in Huddersfield.

pps **I had to look that up. It must be in the top ten difficult words to spell. Like diarrhoea...

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