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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 10, Number 42

                Monday, 27 September 2004


                       WIG Acetate
                     new Belew noise
              Fuzzy Warbles 5 and 6 out (!)
                     re: Joni and XTC
                         Re: Rapt
               Wonderfalls in back on TV...
                      don Van Vliet


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Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 08:13:28 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jon Rosenberger <>
Subject: WIG Acetate
Message-ID: <>

    1992 XTC Wrapped In Grey - Town House Acetate (Very rare 1992 UK
    original.  2-sided 8" acetate of the hastily withdrawn single. This 8"
    disc features.  custom Town House studio labels and has the full 7"
    versions cut onto.  it.  Side 1 plays the 3:46s TOWN HOUSE:ACETATE

    Price:  $2643.00

In Which Thomas digested about.

This item has been on the market for some time and has been deemed a
fake by several of us in the XTC collecting arena. The biggest issue is
that the tracklisting does not match the actual Wrapped in Grey vinyl
release. There seems to be a growing number of attempts to counterfeit
both the WIG cds and 7" and the SciFri Pic Slv 7".

Ask a lot of questions before opening your wallet up for one of these
items. you may not be getting what you are bargaining for.


Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 12:03:24 -0400
From: Kevin Hiscock <>
Subject: new Belew noise
Message-ID: <>

> From:
> Subject: Thumpin' Catfish!!
> So does anyone know whether Adrian Belew's new material has shown up as yet
> as, perhaps, on line only product?  Where would I go to seek out such
> information?

ya can always try .  Looks like the records are
done but there is still "some deal" which needs to be made

cheers.kah - the home of radio hidebound, 151 proof
college radio aged 20 years
currently spinning: Fabulous Poodles - Stomping On The Cat


Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 12:08:06 -0400
From: Steve Maser <>
Subject: Fuzzy Warbles 5 and 6 out (!)
Message-ID: <p06200120bd760175e1bb@[]>

>And I'm still patiently awaiting news on FUZZY WARBLES V and VI.


  Fuzzy Warbles 5 and 6 are here and Save #1.00 STERLING.
  Date: 20/09/04

  That's right, finally those fabulous Fuzzies 5 & 6 are ready to
  roll. Volume 5 brings you 20 beauties from the demo vaults including
  'Young Cleopatra', 'I Defy You Gravity', 'Red Brick Dream', 'My Land
  Is `Burning' and many others. Among the 19 cuts on Volume 6 (Andy's
  favourite so far) are 'I Can't Tell What Truth Is Anymore', 'The Tiny
  Circus Of Life', 'Prince Of Orange' and 'End Of The Pier'.

  For a limited time if you buy both discs together you'll also get
  #1.00 STERLING off the total. We're so good to you.

  Don't hesitate.

- Steve
Steve Maser (    | Thinking is man's only basic virtue,
Systems Project Coordinator      | from which all the others proceed.
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering  |                          -- Ayn Rand


Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 11:28:47 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: re: Joni and XTC
Message-ID: <>


Bob ( said:
> Then there are the artists who have covered XTC & Joni but on separate
> releases, Sarah McLachlan is actually the only one that comes to mind.
> Would love to hear Terry & The Lovemen do a Joni song!

Don't know about T&tL, but PopGawd Jason Falkner has covered a Joni
song ("Both Sides Now") and recently participated in a Dukes tribute
band ... does that count?


Who put the W in WMD?


Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 21:16:11 +0200
Subject: Re: Rapt
Message-ID: <41509A1B.30979.239F59@localhost>

Dear Chalkies,

> 1992 XTC Wrapped In Grey - Town House Acetate (Very rare 1992 UK original.
> 2-sided 8" acetate of the hastily withdrawn single.

all would-be buyers beware: not all that glitters is gold and
acetates are a dangerous kettle of fish. i'd be very very cautious as
they are relatively easy to forge and bloody hard to validate. Fake
xtc acetates are known to exist so please be careful out there !

yours in xtc,

Mark R. Strijbos


Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 08:53:05 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Brent D" <>
Subject: Wonderfalls in back on TV...
Message-ID: <>

Hey all

VisionTV in Canada, had a promo for Wonderfalls
starting in early October. My better half was watching
the movie Nine To Five and the promo came up on a
commercial break.

Wonderfalls Mondays, 9 p.m. and 12 a.m. ET - Starting
October 4

Jaye Tyler (Montreal's Caroline Dhavernas) is a young
underachiever with a philosophy degree and a dead-end
job at a Niagara Falls gift shop. Her life is headed
nowhere, until inanimate objects begin speaking to her,
offering cryptic messages that lead her into the lives
of others in need. Is Jaye losing her mind - or getting
guidance from a higher source? In its brief run on
network television last spring, Wonderfalls won praise
as one of the best new shows on the air. VisionTV
presents the complete run of this delightfully quirky
series, including nine never-before-aired episodes.
[VisionTV Premiere]

Have A Good One

Brent in Vancouver


Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 05:30:21 -0400
From: "Christopher R. Coolidge" <>
Subject: don Van Vliet
Message-ID: <> wrote:

>  If Don Van Vliet did go back
> to music (don't really know why he just quit outright; maybe it was the
> same reason why Andy Partridge just ceased all music production for seven
> years?), he just might sound like this.

Don Van Vliet quit the music business because he was tired of being a cult
figure who didn't make much money who couldn't afford to pay his musicians
much. He did start making a bit of money off his catalogue in the early
80's, touring with Zappa certainly helped too, so on his last couple of
albums he could actually afford to hire musicians with a bit of experience
under their belt, but it was kind of too little too late. The original Magic
Band was basically very young music students, formally or informally, the
only way he was able to keep some of them on was extensive touring in the
early 70's. It didn't help, too, that he was ruining his voice with his two
pack a day Marlboro habit. On the last album Ice Cream For Crow he pretty
much speaks his way through the songs. That probably was the bigggest reason
right there, having no voice left can't have been fun, besides he was making
good money with painting with exhibits at places like the Guggenheim, so
he's concentrated on painting since the early 80's. Though I hear he's
semi-retired these days, still living in that trailer in Northern CA
somewhere, due to some progressive neuro-muscular condition like MS.


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