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          Chalkhills Digest, Volume 10, Number 8

                 Friday, 20 February 2004


         Tits Tits, These Are My Superbowl Tits!
               Talk about a bad visual!!!!
                      Jasper Fforde
                   Re: Chalkie-friends
                 Wrapped In Grey acetate
                 Albums not on CD UPDATE
                   Reiteration of crap
                   Welcome to Mooseport
            any chalkhill memebers live in...?
                      Stephen Duffy
           Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her
                    Radios in motion?


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Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 9:07:19 -0500
From: Michael Versaci <>
Subject: Tits Tits, These Are My Superbowl Tits!
Message-ID: <>


>>"I found the current
music state in America to be so utterly, ridiculously,
horribly bad..."<<


There's lots of good music out there.  Just no way to find out about
it unless you subscribe to Chalkhills...

Michael "Stormy LaCarte" Versaci

"The spooks are in the Whitehouse and they've justified a war..."

Kevin "What a senseless waste!" Gilbert

"While your here can you advise on a war we'd like to start against
some scarecrows over there a different SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADE!"

Andy "Eccentric but still here and spreading joy and enlightenment!" Partridge


Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 07:10:55 -0800 (PST)
From: Jon Rosenberger <>
Subject: Talk about a bad visual!!!!
Message-ID: <>

Insane Culnane didst speak

"Who else among you can claim to have shared a jacuzzi in the nude with
a member of XTC?  I've done that, ha ha!"

And I have one thought.....Ewwwwwwwwww! ;)



Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 16:10:36 EST
Subject: Jasper Fforde
Message-ID: <>

In a message dated 13/02/2004 04:55:09 GMT Standard Time, Will writes:

> PS - Whoever recommended that book by Jasper Fforde,
> The Eyre Affair, thank you! I am half way through and
> enjoying it immensely. It's like Sue Grafton meets
> Douglas Adams at a sci fi Shakespearean Rocky Horror
> picture show, all in our beloved Swindon. Fascinating
> novel!

If you think thats good, you should read the sequels, Lost in a good Book
and The Well of Lost Plots......they really do just get better and better!


Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 16:44:50 -0800
From: "A.E. \(Andy\) Cuthbert" <>
Subject: Re: Chalkie-friends
Message-ID: <002701c3f293$c19222c0$>

OK, I could not let this one pass.  Normally I am just a lurker here, but
Paul has brought me out of the closet!!!

Paul is simply a beautiful man with a wonderful spirit.  The pleasure of
meeting him was a moment I will always treasure ... not only was he my first
Chalkhill connection but he was my first Internet connection!

I am looking at a picture (on the shelf above this computer) of Paul & I in
a hotel room in Canberra.  He is knowledgeable on music and life.  It was
great to eat sushi and "share a pint" with him.   I am honored (honoured) to
be mentioned by name on Chalkhills by such a "great bloke (sp?)".

I just hope I get to shake his hand one more time!


| A. E. (Andy) Cuthbert


Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 09:28:18 -0500
From: Extended Playhouse <>
Subject: Wrapped In Grey acetate
Message-ID: <>

I was surprised to see an 8" acetate for "Wrapped in Grey" turn up.
(Shame it's past my birthday.) If only esprit had provided a more
detailed picture, but the labels are fun to look at:


Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 14:01:20 -0800
From: Phil Corless <>
Subject: Albums not on CD UPDATE
Message-ID: <>

Was it last year we had a thread going about our favorite albums that were
not available on CD?

One of mine was the 1980 debut album by Code Blue, the LA power pop band
fronted by Dean Chamberlain.  Several of you agreed with me that this
should be on CD.

Well, now it is!  Rhino Handmade (which also put Rank & File on CD) has
released Code Blue as a Limited Edition (2500 copies).  Remixed and
expanded!   I bought it through the fine folks at

Now if I could just get "Difford and Tilbrook" on CD, life would be good.


Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 03:04:21 +0000
Subject: Reiteration of crap
Message-ID: <>

Have to delurk on this one.  Just to revocalize Jim Smart's placement
of Amanda's 'horrible' American music into context, the Superbowl
halftime entertainment was 'Superbad'.  Janet J has nothing to do with
this analysis though.  The greater whole of the program involved
re-treads of music long gone by that sold their million copies and
since should have been retired.  What has happened to the term

I'm sure that much of this has to do with corporate America merging
and conglomerating to watch over what we buy and listen to.  How blind
can we be?  This is not entertainment any longer.

Something soon has got to break.  The advent of the artists with only
'single' hits is coming around again thanks to mp3.  In the near (or
present) future, we are going to turn into a world that picks up a
digital '45 rpm' from the web instead of the record store.  Maybe the
record companies will realize soon that they can bring back the
independent artists with minimal bandwidth and expense and expose us
to the type of diversity that made music great a few decades ago.  On
the other hand, I could have just had too much to drink.

(Wow, what a rant...)


Now Playing => nothing but XTC and admiration of good songwriting


Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 17:38:45 -0500
From: John Relph <>
Subject: Welcome to Mooseport
Message-ID: <>

Fellow Vampires,

An attentive viewer has told me that a version of "The Mayor of
Simpleton" appears in the new movie "Welcome to Mooseport", and that
it is performed by "The Engine Room".

Does anybody have any corroboration of this claim?  Can anybody prove
that "The Engine Room" are not XTC?

Let us know.

	-- John


Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 10:45:35 -0700
From: "Thomas Vest" <>
Subject: any chalkhill memebers live in...?
Message-ID: <>

Hi eveyone

I plan on moving to Asheville North Carolina this summer (escaping hell, I
mean Phoenix) and was curious if we have any members that live there or in
the area.  Contact me off list if you like:




Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 17:46:04 -0500
From: Benjamin Gott <>
Subject: Stephen Duffy
Message-ID: <>


The folks at Apple just put Stephen Duffy's "I Love My Friends" on the
iTunes Music Store.  Yes, yes.  I've been delinquent in buying it, and
it's an incredible album.  If you have been delinquent too, you should
get it NOW.  I can't believe I waited so long!

I'm very glad that Apple has a contract with SpinArt now.  That means
that there will be some good music coming down the pike...



Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 10:14:33 -0600
From: Kevin Hiscock <>
Subject: Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her
Message-ID: <>

just got the latest disc from the Penelopes sent to me all the way from
Japan by Tatsuhiko Watanabe (my first freebie as an Internet radio
broadcaster, which was pretty cool).  Nice disc.  But the point to make
here is that I read in an interview with Tatsuhiko mention made of another
Japanese band called Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her.  Thought that
was pretty cool.

home of The Monster
and radio hidebound

currently spinning:
Patti Smith - So You Want To Be (A Rock'N'Roll Star)


Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 00:04:35 -0000
From: "Pledge" <>
Subject: Radios in motion?
Message-ID: <004701c3f80e$4c7013f0$fc0e8051@oemcomputer>

2 little snippits before I go back to lurking:

1) Received Orpheus today. Lovely packaging, have played it once, unable to
digest too much immediately but really like the one that sounds like

2) Despite on playing the CD once, have heard Beetle from aforementioned
Orpheus twice today owing to this strange twist of events:  (stick with me)
Do a bit of selling on eBay and had to go see my CD supplier to give him
some money this evening. He shows me this little self tuning radio he is
selling on eBay so I say i'll have one of them for my train journey. Put
batteries in, follow instructions and struggle to tune into any station that
is English (I'm in England), finally hear English voice on specialist music
show. Wait a second to check if reception is any good and hear the words,
"this next song comes from a shed in Swindon". Well I don't know about you,
but I can only really think of one Swindon based music making shed! Beetle
is played, before presenter and guest music specialist praise Partridge and
his guitar work on the track and in XTC, mention it is on APE and that
Partridge owns APE and that the album is out, but not massivley accessible
(which is probably true and not necessarily a criticism). Hearing any of
Andy's work on the radio in the UK is shocking enough, but to hear a track
from Orpheus on the same day I received it through the post is downright
strange. Guess I must have been standing on a lay line or something. And
before you ask, I have no idea what the radio station was!

Speak to you again in another year or so!!!!!



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