I really miss Melbourne and fucking hate the suburbs.
I kinda hate sleeping in the suburbs now. There’s no cars driving past, no trams rattling down the street, no bands across the road, and nothing to drown out the ringing in my ear. My left ears getting worse. I think it’s because I stand on the left of gigs, although it’s definitely because I’ve flattened my stereocilia one too many times. See the stereocilia are the tiny little hairs inside the ear, and mine happen to snapping after being flattened too many times. When you’re younger they’re able to push themselves back up and stand straight and bend back and forth at 18000 19000 times a second But as you get older and they get flattened too many times they eventually snap and die. The continuous ringing you hear is the last little gasp of a dying stereocilia. It won’t ever be replaced and your hearing slowly becomes less and less sensitive. So when I sleep in the suburbs there’s nothing to drown out that little stereocilia that just won’t let go.