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Subject: Chalkhills Digest #11-6

          Chalkhills Digest, Volume 11, Number 6

                Thursday, 3 February 2005


                 Re: Thanks for Christmas
           promoting independent artists' MP3s
                    DAVE SMITH IS ACE!
                       ROCK N ROLL
        Brion Shmion (is that how you'd spell it?)
                 RE: 2004 Worthy Releases
             Who are their favorite artists?
               Re: Desert Island Collection


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Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 11:30:07 -0500
From: John Relph <>
Subject: Re: Thanks for Christmas
Message-ID: <> wrote:
> Just wanted to chime in - I'm in SoCal and I heard "Thanks For
> Christmas" many  times while out shopping and what not.

Sorry, I guess I don't get out much.

	-- John

NP: Baxter Dury: Len Parrot's Memorial Lift


Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 10:16:21 -0800 (PST)
From: Benjamin Lukoff <>
Subject: promoting independent artists' MP3s
Message-ID: <>

> From: Jim Smart <>
> Since went down in a hail of lawsuits
> and Napster dust, where have all the independent
> artists gone? What is the most happening place on the
> web to promote my new album?

I wouldn't call it "most happening," but has a Digital Music
Network service:


Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 17:56:41 EST
Subject: Click-click-ka-BLAM!
Message-ID: <>

In a message dated 1/27/05 10:54:58 PM, SmudgePerson writes:

> I very much doubt he [Andy] would be
> able to hide his utter contempt for these talentless, soulless, mindless,
> stage-school brats - and while that would make GREAT television for you and
> I, the good burghers at Auntie Beeb wouldn't agree.

One need only remember the maniacal glee -- arising, one suspects, from
parts of the Partridge Brain that only his analyst gets to see -- with which
he made a pistol with thumb, index and middle fingers, mimed cocking it, and
blew the head of the breathtakingly stupid Mila Kunis clean off her
shoulders during his one and only appearance on VH-1's "The List." You and I
laughed, no doubt, but... Did Joe and Josephine Six-Pack?

Harrison "Her head hit the floor, still blithering..." Sherwood


Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2005 00:22:11 +0000
From: <>
Message-ID: <>


kind regards,  DAVE BANCROFT


Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2005 00:54:20 +0000
From: <>
Subject: ROCK N ROLL
Message-ID: <>

re mr.ryan anthony,some confusion over what it is/ my world
eddie cochran is god,his disciples are marc bolan,jon fogerty,andy
partridge,steve earle,neil finn,gerry rafferty,lee brilleaux,half man
half biscuit.WHAT A STRANGE LAST SUPPER!!!!!

kind regards,  DAVE BANCROFT


Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2005 09:28:08 -0500
From: Duncan Watt <>
Subject: Brion Shmion (is that how you'd spell it?)
Message-ID: <>

On Thursday, January 27, 2005, at 10:35  PM, someone with a good but
misguided heart wrote:

> I've had the good fortune of catching Jon Brion's
> weekly Largo show in LA a couple of times, and I agree
> that it would be interesting to connect him with XTC
> for a project. I

...okay, this is one Terrible Idea. Brion's way, way, too fucking
precious, plus AP's already Done The Mellotron. No dis on Brion, he's
brilliant at times, but - no.

I personally think it's time for AP to get FUCKING PISSED THE FUCK OFF
and let it all out in one meconium-shplashin' ROOOAAAARRRRR. Get
PRIMAL, my brotha... you know you want to... the kid's older now...
you, of all people, know what PISSED-OFF is...

Maybe Dom could set AP up with the drummer from Marduk or something...
"Dear God" my ass....


Duncan 'hey, nobody's going to BUY it anyway, what could be more
artistically-freeing than that?" Watt


Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2005 12:19:03 -0600
From: "James Hartman" <>
Subject: RE: 2004 Worthy Releases
Message-ID: <>
Organization: Thermal Bread Division

For some reason, the Finn Brothers 2nd album just didn't click with me.
Maybe it was because I got it around the same time as "Everybody Loves a
Happy Ending," or maybe it was slicker than the first, but there just wasn't
a lot of standout tunes on there, IMHO.  In fact, just sitting here in my
robe ready to get ready for work, the only lines I can remember from the
whole thing are regarding the sex of Ghod and who the father of mankind is -
probably a passing milkman, if you believe the Bob-is-Ghod set.

And that's really a shame.  I feel like Neil's writing has been going
downhill and Tim's is getting better, but this album just isn't a good place
to start.

Wake me when my copy of Adrian Belew's new album is here, OK?


Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 21:18:34 EST
Subject: Who are their favorite artists?
Message-ID: <>

I have a question:

Who are XTC's favorite new (1997+) artist/bands?

Sorry if this is a tough one.


Riley Johnson

Montana, USA


Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 21:17:55 -0800 (PST)
From: Steve <>
Subject: Re: Desert Island Collection
Message-ID: <>

Jackson wrote:
> Seems it's been a while since anybody listed their
> top ten albums
> they'd wish for if marooned on a desert
>'s mine ( in no
> particular order) sheesh....kind a shows my age:
> of/anthologies are no fair....
> 1) Jim Hendrix - Smash Hits
> 2) Beatles- Sgt. Peppers
> 3) Genesis- The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
> 4) Soundtrack - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
> 5) Soundtrack - Rain Man
> 6) XTC- English Settlement
> 7) Brian Wilson - Smile
> 8) Paul McCartney - RAM
> 9) Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
> 10) Deaf School - Stop the World

At the time of this Chalkhills mailer my most listened
song by xtc for the month is Desert Island.  The
lovely irony in light of the lyric is that you don't
have to choose just 10 or 20 on this desert island....
and even if you did you can cram a couple hundred
albums on an mp3 player. As long as the professor is
with you to keep the appliances working.

I completely sympathize with

English Settlement as a 1 of the 10 choice.

Magical Mystery Tour is my Beatles pick (with all the
singles added- strawberry fields etc)

Diamond Dogs - David Bowie isn't mentioned much here.
"Candidate/Sweet Thing" is Art-Rockish.

Bob Marley - he's an island-rocker. Bustin' Out of
Trenchtown is a collection of early work that's gotten
alot of earplay in this household.  His music endures
- good for those long deserted years.

Jimi Hendrix too!... my desert island choice would be
Electric Ladyland... Moon turns tides caught me like
Candidate/Sweet Thing did: high school headphone

Terry Chambers has been quoted as being influenced by
John Bonham.. dare we say we want Led Zeppelin with
us? I like that album with Community Worker Breakdown
on it.

Another (40-something) Steve


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