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                  Chalkhills, Number 20

                   Monday, 15 May 1989
Today's Topics:
                      XTC on KFJC-FM
                   Re:  Chalkhills #16
                       In concert?
                          (none)
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Date: Mon, 15 May 1989 9:21:39 PDT
From: John M. Relph <relph@presto.ig.com>
Subject: XTC on KFJC-FM

Yes, as I was driving to work today, the DJ on KFJC 89.7 FM, Los Altos Hills,
CA, declared that it was time for A Fit of Ecstasy, otherwise known as XTC.
It seems that during each of his shows, he will play at least one XTC song,
in a fit of XTC.  Today's song was "All You Pretty Girls".  So remember to
listen to KFJC, Monday mornings during commute hours, maybe you'll catch this
guy's show.
	-- John

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Date: Mon, 15 May 89 12:57:37 EDT
From: glickman%hustat@harvard.harvard.edu (Mark Glickman)
Subject: Re:  Chalkhills #16

Just heard the live performance of XTC on WBCN in Boston.  That
was *great*!!  For the record, Andy says that his favorite XTC music
consists of bits of English Settlement, Big Express, and Oranges and Lemons.

About a half of the music they played was from O & L, and half from before
that.  Actually, they only played a portion of "Senses Working Overtime"
and nothing else previous to Mummer.  They played a bit off Mummer, nothing
off of Big Express, a greater amount off of Skylarking, and a handful off
of O & L.  In response to being asked about their US "radio" tour being
a precursor to their performing live again, Andy's response was the they
were just "dipping their toes in the water."  Maybe there's a chance
afterall...

For those in Boston (assuming this letter gets posted in time, which is
unlikely), a similar session will occur at 6:00pm today (5/15) on WFNX
(101.7 FM).

                - Mark

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Date: Mon, 15 May 89  16:33:38 EDT
From: Mitch@umass.bitnet
Subject: In concert?

So now XTC is appearing 'live' at various radio stations. That's great.
Tell me, why don't they do like Oingo Boingo? OB recently released a
double 'live' album, that is, the music was recorded all at once with a
minimum amount of mixing/editing. I think that'd be a GREAT solution for
both the fans and Andy's 'problem'. Oh well, hopefully we'll get a good
tape from their US Radio tour.

                            Mitch

	[Yes, please, everybody turn on your tape decks for this!
	 I think it's worth it.		-- John]

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Date: Mon, 15 May 89 14:10:09 EDT
From: Mark Hessman <ST601287@brownvm.bitnet>
To: new music list <NM-LIST@beach.cis.ufl.edu>
Subject: XTC at 'BCN

    Well, XTC performed a brief acoustic set just a couple of hours
ago, at WBCN in Boston.  The entire thing, including some conversation
between the DJ and the band, and also a few old XTC tracks (maybe 3 or 4),
lasted from 12 to 1.  Songs that were performed :

                      Scarecrow People
                      Senses Working Overtime
                      Love On A Farmboy's Wages
                      King For A Day
                      Mayor Of Simpleton
                      Great Fire
                      Dear God
                      Big Day

     It was not a bad set, and Andy Partridge was his usual lovable self.

                                                 -- Mark

	[I would like to see more descriptions of this sort, too.]

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