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Subject: Chalkhills #287

                  Chalkhills, Number 287

                  Sunday, 22 August 1993
Today's Topics:
                       Re: XTC live
                     Chalkhills #286
Hello! and does anyone know about a new Partridge project?
                    Tape Tree Anyone?
                    Weight of the sun
                 More XTC on Compilation
                       Swindon Town
                   Bought and Rebought
       Live English Settlement stuff/New AP release

Date: Thu, 5 Aug 93 10:25:33 PDT
From: "John M. Relph" <>
Subject: Re: XTC live

Vince Layton <> writes:
>A few years back (after the release of "Oranges and Lemons"), XTC
>visited Austin and played live before a small audience at a local
>radio station. I couldn't get in(it turns out I probably could
>have) but I did tape the mini-concert which aired live.
>I'm really drifting here. Did anyone else get a radio
>visit in their town after Oranges and Lemons?

In 1989, XTC visited radio stations in what is now called the Acoustic
Radio Tour.  They visited the following stations (and more):

    May 15 - WBCN 104.3 FM, Boston
    May 15 - WFNX 101.7 FM, Lynn/Boston
    May 16 - WNEW 102.7 FM, New York
    May 16 - WDRE FM, New York
    May 17 - WPST 97.5 FM, Camden, NJ
    May 17 - WMMR FM, Philadelphia
    May 18 - WRFX FM, Charlotte, NC
    May 20? - WDIZ, Orlando, FL
    May 22 - WXRT FM, Chicago
    May 23 - KTCZ FM, Minneapolis
    May 23 - KABL FM, Minneapolis
    May 24 - KLBJ FM, Austin
    May 24 - KPEZ FM, Austin
    May 25 - MTV
    May 26 - KLOL 101 FM, Houston
    May 26 - ? 104.1 FM, Houston
    May 29 - KROQ 106.7 FM, Los Angeles

If you know of more dates, please send in now!

By the way, if you would like a compilation tape of four of the above
appearences (KROQ, WFNX, WXRT, and WBCN) please send a message to me.
Do NOT reply to Chalkhills!

        -- John


Subject: Chalkhills #286
From: (James Hartman, Sysop)
Date: Fri, 06 Aug 93 05:14:03 GMT
Organization: Unka Phaed's UUCP Thingy, Houston, TX

<> writes (actually, our moderator, but the
original was lost by Waffle):

[sez who sez XTC was no good live and who were they kidding?]

Only Andy kidding himself (or, more likely, being exceptionally modest).

Whenever I finish off a radio broadcast, I *always* think of how much I could
have sounded better, while those around me think that it sounded wonderful.
It is the perfectionist in me that sees all the problems and can't forgive
for them.  I can see that tendency in many of the artists that I admire,
including (especially from the C&C book from Twomey) Andy Partridge.

Note; My partner in crime calls my continued insistance of at least one XTC
track per week (during a 2.5 hour program) the "ubiquitous XTC."  Heh.
So, if you're ever in Houston and want me to play a LOT of XTC, please phone
us up!  Bruce would LOVE to hear from you!
James Hartman (
Listen to "Weightless" Friday mornings on KPFT 90.1 Houston at 3:00 a.m.
"Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana." - The Doctor


Date: Fri, 6 Aug 1993 9:24:41 -0400 (EDT)
From: "John Ewan|Harnischfeger Engineers, Inc.|Milwaukee, WI USA|" <"CSD641::EWAN">
Subject: Hello! and does anyone know about a new Partridge project?

Hello XTC fans,

  I've had access to Internet for a couple of weeks now and just recently
discovered Chalkhills.  I haven't had a chance to read the XTC FAQ yet, but
I suspect a lot has already been discussed.  I do have what may be a new
question though.

  I was reading the 'new/upcoming releases' column in issue 61 (August 1993)
of Alternative Press.  In it they mentioned a July release for an album called
"The Greatest Living Englishman" by Andy Partridge and Martin Newell on
Pipeline records.  Does anyone know anything about this?  Is there any chance
that this will be released domestically in the US?

John Ewan                    |Milwaukee,|"Is there nothing between us but
Harnischfeger Engineers, Inc.|Wisconsin | plastic and wire?  Will some modern
internet:  |USA       | invention prove you a liar?" J.Obstvj


From: J Ross MacKay <>
Subject: Tape Tree Anyone?
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 93 8:05:24 EDT

Hey, now doesn't John make that KALX broadcast sound good.
Anyone for a Tape Tree?

What's a tape tree?  Why it's simple, we get the best darn copy we can
find as a seed (HEY 'Francisconians, anyone out there tape this show with a
DAT deck?)  And then...

   "A" makes a couple of copies for the "B" people
   The "B" people make a couple of copies for the "C" people
   and so on until everyone gets a copy of the show.

   This is what it looks like:

       C C C C C    C C C C C    C C C C C    C C C C C     C C C C C
       | | | | |    | | | | |    | | | | |    | | | | |     | | | | |
           B            B            B            B             B
           |            |            |            |             |

This can only be done, of course, with material that is firmly rooted in
the public domain, so that there is no question of copy right violation to
upset the net police.  It is my belief that anything taped off the air
waves is free to be copied.

If a high quality seed tape can be found, I volunteer to organize the
tree.  I will provide more details if this tree looks like it might be
sprouting.  I have participated in many Tape Trees, and organized one over
on the Dead-Heads net, where many a happy tape collector has found true


From: Andrew Russell Mutchler <>
Subject: Weight of the sun
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1993 11:46:36 -0500 (CDT)

> From: (Brian Agnew)
> Without wishing to be 'dweeby' or 'nerdy', the above will gove the
> MASS of the Sun. An object only has weight when under the influence of
> another body's gravitational field. Sorry.

Well, that only helps make the song's point.  The Mayor of Simpleton not only
doesn't know how to tell the weight of the sun, he also doesn't know that he
should be saying "mass" and not "weight".

  Andrew   + "There are no Moops!!"
  Mutchler +                    -from "Seinfeld"


Date: Fri, 13 Aug 93 10:57:36 PDT
From: "John M. Relph" <>
Subject: More XTC on Compilation

More record store perusing located this oddity: a German New Wave
sampler compilation which includes XTC's "Making Plans For Nigel", New
Model Army's "Green And Grey", Thomas Dolby, The Fixx, and many more.
Here's the information from the Discography for those interested in such
details (and if you're not, too late):

     Subwave -- The Alternative Wave Sampler
     compilation album includes XTC: Making Plans for Nigel (4'14).
     a. CD, Eurostar Germany, 39830252, 1993.

Happy Hunting,

        -- John


Date: Wed, 18 Aug 93 16:55:40 EDT
From: (Peter Armenia (60483))
Subject: Swindon Town

I will be going to England next month and I am wondering if anyone has
any info on where one can meet up with the boys in the band.

Home addresses and the like would be helpful. Of course we want to be
respectful of their privacy...but hey they are such mega-stars. 8-)


Peter Armenia


Date: 19-AUG-1993 14:22:20.63
Subject: Bought and Rebought

In reponse to the recent posts about stuff we bought more than once:

I did buy Drums and Wires on five seperate occasions; two copies on vinyl,
because the song order was different, upgraded to cd, had to replace it when
my stereo was stolen with the disc in it(!), and then bought a copy hoping
to get "Hop," on it, based on misleading notes on the back, and immediately
returned it when I discovered the error.  I finally gave up and bought

I have also gone through five copies of English Settlement; the Epic single
disc edit, the Virgin double, another copy of that to get the lyrics, upgrade
to cd, and then the Geffen cd to get all the songs.

I was wondering if a more apt question for this group might not be:

Is there any XTC material that you only bought once?

Personally, the only stuff I have one copy of are the last two studio albums,
O&L and Nonesvch.  Everything else I had on vinyl and upgraded.

Just a thought.



From: David Glenn <>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 93 22:08:54 PDT
Subject: Live English Settlement stuff/New AP release

I have three questions:

1. Does anyone have any idea if live XTC from their few dates on the
English Settlement tour exist? I have a 1980 live CD and two 1989
Oranges & Lemons era CDs of radio shows. I would love to get some live
stuff from 1982 onward.

2. I just asked a guy at Silver Platters, an area CD store, and the guy
behind the counter knows Martin Newell. He hasn't seen the new AP disc
with Martin and we couldn't find any dates or info in the stores release lists.

3. I used to have some old tapes of Captain Sensible from the early
80s. Does anyone know if his early pre-Revolution Now CDs are
available? There used to be a song called Croyden on one of them. The
titles I forget but I'd love to find out if they're available.

Thanks in advance for any pointers,



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