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Subject: Chalkhills #264

                  Chalkhills, Number 264

                  Tuesday, 2 March 1993
Today's Topics:
                      more Jellyfish
                     Ye Olde XTC Sale
                    No Grammy for XTC
               raisin looks, orgasm sounds.
                       oil and gold
                   RE: Chalkhills #263
                 jason and the argonauts
                     Re: 3-CD Box Set
                 Re: Tattooed on His Arm
                      dukes question

From: Derf <>
Subject: more Jellyfish
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 93 13:23:55 GMT

I could get very annoyed about this.
Everyone's talking about Jellyfish and their new album and it hasn't
been released over here (UK). Could someone send me a description of
it in intimate detail please?


P.S. What are the backwards/ speeded up messages just before/ in the
last groove of the 25O'Clock album? I can't make them out.
|My whole life...           _      D E R F ! For a good time                  /
|Passing by                / \        THE    Call:                           /
\_________________________/   \    S M U R F


From: Ray Sherrod <>
Subject: Ye Olde XTC Sale
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 93 14:46:59 PST

  Here are a few items for sale.  Reply to me via email with the item(s)
you want and I'll reply to you with more info.

Compact Discs:                              CD Singles:

Drums and Wires - $7                        The Loving (3 inch UK)- $10
Black Sea       - $7                        Mayor of Simpleton (3 inch UK) $10
English Settlement $8                       King for a Day with 2 mixes, My
Mummer  (UK)    - $7                        Paint Heroes, Sleletons: (3 inch UK)
The Big Express - $7                        in crown-shaped packaging - $12
Skylarking      - $7                        King for a Day (US 5 inch) - $3
Oranges and Lemons -$7
Nonsuch         - $7
BBC Live in Concert - $16
Oranges and Lemons,
box of 3, 3 inch CDs -$20
Rag and Bone Buffet (UK) -$9


Dukes of Stratosphear, Psonic Psunspot on purple marble vinyl - $20
Skylarking interview promo disc (Geffen) with Andy Partridge - $15
The Loving (12 inch UK) - $8
Mayor of Simpleton (12 inch UK) - $8
Mayor of Simpleton (12 inch US promo, 5 songs) -$8
White Music (Virgin Records) - $3
Go 2 (Virgin Records)        - $3

      Add a dollar for any item to cover shipping.


Date: Thu, 25 Feb 93 16:40:52 PST
From: "John M. Relph" <>
Subject: No Grammy for XTC

So it goes.  The Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album went to
Tom Waits for _Bone Machine_.  Surprise me.

        -- John


From: (londinium)
Subject: raisin looks, orgasm sounds.
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1993 20:32:50 -0600 (CST)

nuthin' but a raisin was all that i was thinking, thinking, all the time

but when andy goes off into some primal scream of some sort or another,
is it any1's 1der ('sides mine) wut he luks like when he does that?

i think i might have an answer.  observe:

on my book-shelf (which currently serves me better by posing as a disc
shelf) i have this little raisin-headed thing sitting up on top of it all:
mouth wide open, eyes squinched into many crooked lines that you better
have a gud map 2 follo, white gloves on, and index finger proclaiming that,
yes!  that is the _sky_ above us!!! (sorta michael jackson style, but not

at all rates, i was lying on my bed in a state of disarray (perhaps xtc!)
and shale-pieced clay.  er, make that raku, f u ples?  but i was listening
2 some xtc ( i believe it was either _drums_&_wires_, or better yet,
_black_sea_ )anpectable street?) andy let out a WHOOP! an' a HOLLER and i
looked up at my raisin (it _is_ 2 close 2 my speaker!  honest!! %-) and i
thot that was hime!!

anyway, by now i am certain most everyone is saying: GIT ON WITH IT (gateau
de fruite!)  so here i go:

everytime i here any WHOOP an' HOLLER of any sort (love on a farmboy's
wages kinda works as a mellower song %-) from ol' a.p. i luk up there, and
that raisin has the same expression!!! all the time!!

i was wondering if any1 cud ples apply any philosophical approaches 2 the
aesthetics working behind the scenes here.  the seens, even rilly.  and if
any1 has any of those, ummm.. "california raisin" figurines (the immobile
kind) cud u give it a try and tell my wut u thinx?

all responses (even flames) r greatly appreciated. (i think, don't hold me 2
it tho %-)

i was fortunate enough 2 swipe the dirty-bugger from my little sis a few
yers ago as a gud chewing utinsil, but gave it up from lack of flavour.
i rilly ned 2 no if i have goned over and off the deep parts, or if there
rilly is something 2 this.

luk at it this way: of all the things 2 have happened in the broad expanse of
this universe, i git something like this, which wud make even descartes
re-consider his 1st cause principals.

"thank u
and gud nite!"

(not any raisin-hed in particular)

oh, by the way:  on the subject of _black_sea_: my old roommate (who kindly
intro'd my 2 xtc thinks that "optimism's flame" sounds like andy's
rendering of an orgasm.  i never thot of it like that b4.  shoot! and i ruther
liked that part!  any1? any1?


From: G W McLennan <>
Subject: oil and gold
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 93 21:13:59 PST

If anyone has lyrics from Shriekback _Oil and Gold_, can you forward
them to me?  Or if you know of any.  I have a friend who would like
some.  I assume he's checked

-taking advantage of Shriekback's peripheral connection

oh yeah!  i got a copy of "Rocket", Andy singing a song with lyrics written
by Ernest Noyes Brookings!
good song! and another check mark off the list of elusive XTC.


Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1993 23:10:02 EST
Subject: RE: Chalkhills #263

I'm looking for any XTC fans that live in Florida.
Makes it easier with trading.  Also I have seem to misplaced the
address to the Little Express, so if someone could e-mail it to me I would
be greatly appreciative.

Brad Preuss


From: (londinium)
Subject: jason and the argonauts
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 1993 12:41:53 -0600 (CST)

i always thot it was a funny song...i looked up argonauts even and i rilly
don't remember wut it sed.  (this was about 3 yers ago mind u %-)

anywayshow, i lukt it up agin and lo! my dictionary sed: go away, answer
not here.

but in _flood_ from: they mite b giants, there is the second song (titled some-
thing lik: "make a birdhouse of yor soul"

but near the end of the middle of the song, there is a line that goes something
like this:

and after killing jason off
and countless screaming argonauts

i 4get the rest...but i was in wonderment if this in reference 2 xtc's:
"jason and the argonauts?" or if jason and the argonauts rilly is truly some-
this reminds me of a funny story about yuri gagarian, the russian astronaut.
i won't bore u here, but plus i don't remember.  maybe i am making up the yuri
gagarian part, but i do have an authentic russian military watch and a song
about hime.  that's is besides the pointys...

if any1 nos about jason and the argonauts, ples wil u tell? ples?

thanks u, and u can flame my 4 gitting off on ol' yuri...

peaces of reptiles
--dans (des dans %-)


Date: Mon, 1 Mar 93 13:33:23 PST
From: "John M. Relph" <>
Subject: Re: 3-CD Box Set

Suspect PKO3-1/21J, A.K.A. <> keys in:
>Brooks McKenzie asks about the 3-pack collector's edition CD box
>set: I personally don't have it, but have read that it contains
>three picture discs for the albums Go 2, Drums and Wires, and
>Black Sea.

Three picture CDs; each CD has the picture from the front cover
silkscreened onto the CD label surface.  The only difference WAS that
_Drums and Wires_ contained "Life Begins At The Hop" which was
previously not avilable on a _D&W_ CD.  Now it is standard issue in
both the USA and the UK, so this CD is devalued.  However, if you want
the pictures...

        -- John


Date: Mon, 1 Mar 93 13:33:32 PST
From: "John M. Relph" <>
Subject: Re: Tattooed on His Arm

Tobin Munsat <> writes concerning "..All the
lies he'd ever spoken tattooed on his arm.":

>I thought that it just meant that he had only told one or two lies in his
>whole life- or a sufficiently low number to tattoo on his arm.  I don't really
>get any drug reference.  I think he's just an honest guy (who also hasn't
>dumped a lot of women).  (Kind of like Feck in the movie "River's Edge"; he
>_did_ kill someone once, but at least he recognized the importance and didn't
>make a habit of it.)

I thought it was quite the opposite...

    With ego as his drunken captain
    Greed, the mutineer, had trapped all reason in the hold
    To rope and tar his blood congealed
    When he found his self revealed ugly and cold

    And the sirens that sing
    By your nose with its ring
    They'll drag you in
    For your sins

This is a guy who has sinned.  Bad.  Driven only by ego and greed.

    Now he sits all alone
    And it's no place like home
    It's empty skin
    A bag to keep life's souvenirs in

    The man who sailed around his soul
    Came back again to find a hole
    Where once he thought compassion and the truth
    Had laid to warm his freezing carcass on return

He found after all his greedy journeys through life's waters that he
had no heart left.  He has alienated anybody who might have been a
friend, and is left alone.  And his body is only "empty skin", "a
hole", since there is no heart filling it with "compassion and the

    The man who walked across his heart
    Was doomed to journey from the start
    Of every love affair he'd broken
    All the lies he'd ever spoken
    Tattooed on his arm

And now that he sits alone contemplating his life, friendless,
loveless, he finds that the only things he has left are his memories.
Memories of broken love affairs and lies, as if they were tattooed on
his arm.  He thought what he wanted were material things, to satisfy
his greed, to pacify his ego.  But in the end, the only thing one has
is one's experiences and one's flesh.

    Now he sits all alone
    Knowing flesh blood and bone
    Is everything
    He found the treasure he'd been seeking

But he found it too late.

        -- John


From: (Melinda M Hale)
Subject: dukes question
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 1993 23:20:36 -0500 (EST)

Does anyone know what they're whispering just before "Pale and Precious"?
All I can get is "what?"



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