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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 11, Number 50

                Friday, 16 September 2005

Topics:

           Jamie Cullum + Andy Partridge = ???
                      dictionaraoke
                       Why We Fight
         Re: Jamie Cullum + Andy Partridge = ???
                    No one available?
                  A pilgrimage to Macca

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Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 10:00:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Par" Nilsson <pbgn@yahoo.com>
Subject: Jamie Cullum + Andy Partridge = ???
Message-ID: <20050913170012.25537.qmail@web30214.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

Hey!

I heard on the radio interview with Andy that somebody
posted a while back that he had been writing with
Jamie Cullum. Does anyone know if any Jamie + Andy
tracks made it onto Jamie's new album?

Cheers,

Par

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Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 11:24:37 -1000
From: Jim Smart <jimsmart1@mac.com>
Subject: dictionaraoke
Message-ID: <23CD7221-28FD-4027-86A8-F1DC0024D3BD@mac.com>

Hey Mitch, I swear one of those voices sounds like your work!

On Sep 12, 2005, at 4:30 PM, David wrote:

> http://www.dictionaraoke.org/

aloha,

Jim
http://www.familysmart.blogspot.com/

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Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 16:14:36 +1000
From: "Simon Knight" <homefrontradio@hotmail.com>
Subject: Why We Fight
Message-ID: <BAY109-F242EB78D96BFCFDE6D770AD09F0@phx.gbl>

(Those of you who know of my situation will realise how strongly I must feel
about this subject to have gone to the trouble of typing this).

>I have been on music/pop culture lists that have just been decimated
>by precisely this sort of off-topic political stuff.  When fans of
>[INSERT ARTIST HERE] feel like they have to leave the list because
>they don't share the politics of a majority of vocal listmembers...
>in my opinion, THAT's when the community is dead.

"Silence means security, silence means approval" - `Begin the Begin', R.E.M.

Strange.  To me this community has never seemed more `alive'.  Active
discussion generated through our observations of the world around us and
interaction with the people who inhabit this list.  We're all *thinking* and
*processing* what we're reading, and having our say.  We're stepping up and
speaking and not letting bullshit slide and drawing lines in the sand.  I've
learnt more in the last few weeks about the members of this list than I have
in the years I've been reading the messages.  I've learnt to respect some
people from here more than anyone would ever believe possible in such a
short time, for, on the whole, I'm amazed what a compassionate and
intelligent group of fans XTC have gathered here.

I sincerely hope this list isn't simply for the discussion of a `pop group'
- XTC's lyrics and music are generally way above what's on offer elsewhere.
Above all else they're a band for *thinking* people - the music and lyrics
demand Attention, Mental Processing and Interpretation.  Their music
intrigues and stimulates us, and I'm hardly surprised so many of us here are
musicians of one sort or another for they're a band that makes you curious
about music and want to create your own.

XTC makes their political beliefs perfectly clear in their songs.  Spouting
beliefs diametrically opposed to the beliefs of a band on their mailing list
is obviously going to generate a negative reaction.  And yeah, bury your
head in the sand or turn a deaf ear to the message but, (paraphrasing Bobby
Lightfoot - a much better writer than me), `don't kid yourself the band
would ever want to be in the same room as you'.

I never liked Nirvana, but at least Kurt Cobain put his money where his
mouth was:

"If you're a sexist, racist, homophobe or basically an arsehole don't buy
this CD. I don't care if you like me, I hate you!"

-Or at least he did until one of those pesky Guns was close at hand during a
moment of personal darkness, and his mouth, (and probably the rest of his
head), was blown away in a flash of despair.

One of my past jobs was an Archivist, and one of the grimmest tasks I ever
had was cataloging crime scene photos for the New South Wales Police.  I can
tell you exactly what gun wounds look like and just how long it can take you
to stare at a photo with the confused concentration of trying to focus on
one of those Magic Eye paintings until you realise you're looking at
Something That Was Human and is now disfigured beyond almost any hope of
recognition as someone who walked, breathed, laughed and had people who
cared about them.  Maybe you can laugh that off as me being overly
melodramatic, and if you can do so, then you are truly, truly lucky in your
life, and I hope your eyes get to stay closed, because it sure as hell makes
day-to-day living a breeze when you're naive to just how evil human beings
can be to one another.

And yet although we're capable of such lows, there's also the humbling
moments that make me glad to be a member of species humanosaurus:

I had an MRI this morning, and came out woozy and dazed from the extremely
unpleasant experience to find my mother holding the hand of an elderly lady
in a wheelchair who had been dropped off by the hospital for the procedure.
She was frightened and crying, with no-one there to support her, no friends,
no family.  My mother simply had taken her hand and comforted her, and told
her she was going to go in with her for the procedure, so she'd know she was
there.

The nurse explained the risk, but my mother said she'd had more than enough
radiation pumped through her lately, and, as sick as I am at the moment, I
figured a little more wouldn't hurt me either.  I went back in there with
them, and my mother and I kept shouting to her over the noise of the
machine, making feeble jokes about tumble dryers, as my mother reached in
and kept a hand on her ankle to let her know there was a human being there
who *cared* about her, and once again I'm grateful for how I was raised.

I know for sure there are people on this list who wouldn't have walked by
this sobbing woman either, and would have extended a hand in comfort.  I'm
proud to know these people exist, and am grateful for this list for giving
me the opportunity.  And yeah, sometimes we'll get angry due to our beliefs
and type things due to that anger, but it's because we have compassion for
others around us, and it fuels and drives us because *we care and we feel*.
We simply *cannot*, for we're human, and with Humanity comes Responsibility
To Others.

We're so, so *alive*.

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Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 21:48:36 -0400
From: John Relph <relph@tmbg.org>
Subject: Re: Jamie Cullum + Andy Partridge = ???
Message-ID: <17191.33140.898146.99979@f5.idiot-dog.com>

On September 13, "Par" Nilsson writes:
>
> I heard on the radio interview with Andy that somebody
> posted a while back that he had been writing with
> Jamie Cullum. Does anyone know if any Jamie + Andy
> tracks made it onto Jamie's new album?

Unfortunately, it doesn't look that way.

According to http://www.lahiguera.net/ (one of the few sites to offer
composer credits to the songs):

Catching Tales
Pop-Rock - Jazz
26/09/2005

 1. Get Your Way (Allen Toussaint / Jamie Cullum / Dan Nakamura)
 2. London Skies (Jamie Cullum / Guy Chambers)
 3. Photograph (Jamie Cullum)
 4. I Only Have Eyes For You (Al Dubin / Harry Warren)
 5. Nothing I Do (Jamie Cullum)
 6. Mind Trick (Jamie Cullum / Ben Cullum)
 7. 21st Century Kid (Jamie Cullum)
 8. I'm Glad There Is You (Jimmy Dorsey / Paul Mertz)
 9. Oh God (Jamie Cullum / Guy Chambers)
10. Catch The Sun (Jimi Goodwin / Jez Wlliams / Andy Williams)
11. 7 Days To Change Your Life (Jamie Cullum)
12. Our Day Will Come (Mort Garson / Bob Hilliard)
13. Back To The Ground (Jamie Cullum / Ed Harcourt)
14. My Yard (Jamie Cullum / Ben Cullum)

Not a Partridgian song in the lot.

Apparently the collaborations went the way of that Sophie Ellis-Bextor
B-side with the unfortunate title...

	-- John

--
NP. my son practising piano

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Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 14:01:21 +0100 (BST)
From: Paul Culnane <paulculnane@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: No one available?
Message-ID: <20050914130121.76328.qmail@web86902.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>

Everybody here knows how wonderful Chalk-people can be.  I've made my
best friends thru this (you know who you are). The newest, among the
finest for me, has the initials DP.

So, quotes, for which I'm wonton:

1) "Nuthin' could be finer"... - dunno who (trad arr I suppose)
2) "A person is not old until regrets start taking the place of
dreams" (somebody on their way to Wacko's plastic surgeon?)  and:
3) "Darkness wraps her gloves around my room and lonely bed... all my
thoughts are of companions.  There is only one coin you can spend.
All I dream of is a friend" - Andy Partridge

Insert fruity salutation here
PAUL

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Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 07:27:14 -0700
From: "Wayne Klein" <wtdk123@msn.com>
Subject: A pilgrimage to Macca
Message-ID: <BAY108-F89A035750CBB9FA4466BFF99F0@phx.gbl>

from D.D.

anyone heard sir Macca's latest opus? I'm hearing strangely positive
rumblings....<

McCartney's latest is tuneful (of course)and extremely good. A couple of
tracks feature Jason Faulkner on guitar. In fact if some of the lyrical
obsessions were a bit different this album could have come from AP and CM...

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