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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 11, Number 18

                 Wednesday, 27 April 2005


                Re Dogs Die Concert Moment
              XTC at the Hollywood Palladium
                    The Beau Brummels
           Re: Further Volumes of Fuzzy Warbles


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Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 10:53:00 +1000
From: "Paul Haines" <>
Subject: Re Dogs Die Concert Moment
Message-ID: <007d01c54543$4cf24b80$>

Hey All,

Here's one of those one-up-on-you stories everyone hates to hear but loves
to tell:

When Dogs Die... toured Aussie last year they were really just feeling out
the place -- the album had only just been released and was pretty hard to
find in the shops. They were providing support for an Aussie band who were
currently doing their national tour.

My mate (who happens to be the entertainment editor for one of the big
newspapers here) had free tickets to the before-concert party and we were
both big fans of the PDY album. Dogs Die unfortunately weren't there (as
promised) because they were doing their soundcheck. After quite a few free
beers we went off to the concert and got into the special 'press' area,
enjoyed Dogs Die play live etc and and a few more free beers. And then Craig
popped into this special 'press' area. We talked for a hell of a long time
actually, ended up going to the after-concert party with the band, and ended
up back in their hotel room drinking whiskey and talking about Peter
Jackson's interpretation of Lord Of The Rings with Craig and Ruth.

As for XTC, at this point in time Craig had not heard a lot of XTC at all,
and had been quite surprised at all the Partridge vocal comparisons. (He had
only just started listening to them to see what all the fuss about was). It
sounds like he's been doing a lot of listening since though from Steven's

Completely off-topic, but not far musically, people might also want to check
out Kaiser Chiefs, another English band riding (or creating) the resurgent
wave of Brit Indie/Pop. (Mention in same breath as Dogs Die, Futureheads,
Bloc Party etc). I'm loving their album so far.

Paul Haines


Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 22:47:52 -0500
From: Chris Derfler <>
Subject: pilgrimage
Message-ID: <>

Hi All...

My wife and I are thinking of making a pilgrimage to Swindon (to see
some trains) this summer. Any suggestions/ideas re places to stay,
things to see, local (famous) people to bend an elbow with? We are a
stupidly happy couple looking to enjoy Swindon for a day or two.
Chris and Iris


Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 11:13:46 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jon Rosenberger <>
Subject: XTC at the Hollywood Palladium
Message-ID: <>

On Wed, 13 Apr 2005 07:58:07 -0700 John Callender <> wrote:

>Greetings. I'm trying to figure out if my memory is playing tricks on
>me, and I think there's an outside chance someone on this list will be
>able to help.

Greetings John,

XTC only played the Hollywood Palladium once, in 81 on April 4th,
opening acts were the Wall of Voodoo and someone named Hazel O'Conner.
This tour was supporting the Black Sea album which came out in 1980 of
course but Helicopter was often played late in the encore on this tour
so it could still be the one you are thinking of. Every oterh time XTC
played in Cali they played in different venues than the Palladium
usually smaller clubs like the UC Davis coffee house and the Whiskey.
They would have played the palladium a second time on April 4th 1982
(Same day how weird is that?) but Andy quit before the San Diego show
at the California Theatre the night before and the Palladium show never
happened. Also from what I remember U2 never opened for XTC on any of
their tours.

Cheers and glad you got to see them at all, you are lucky.



Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2005 19:38:03 -0700
From: "Wayne Klein" <>
Subject: The Beau Brummels
Message-ID: <BAY4-F11E2BA5C0EB708628202A2F92F0@phx.gbl>


For those folks that are interested Rhino Handmade has just made a boxed set
of The Beau Brummels (don't know if anyone else is a fan of them on this
list) available. Best known for "Laugh, Laugh" and "Just a Little". Also,
for any fans of The Byrds their 1973 reunion album is now available on CD.
Until Mr. Partridge and Mr. Moulding get new stuff out, these vintage albums
might hold you over.


Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 12:19:02 -0700
From: "Neil Oliver" <>
Subject: Re: Further Volumes of Fuzzy Warbles
Message-ID: <BAY1-F212F09588816E7D19FF188DD200@phx.gbl>

"Andy Partridge was o a roll with Vol. 6, and I hope the remaining 5 or six
volumes give us some incredible highlights."

As far as I know there are only going to be two more volumes of Fuzzy
Warbles. It was going to be more when Colin was involved.


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