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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 11, Number 63

                Saturday, 19 November 2005


                 Not Lame is Not Cheaper
                       XTC and Kate
                Re: those 2 new XTC tracks
             So I spiral down to the Post Box
          XTC fan on "Television without Pity"?


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Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 11:18:53 -0500
From: Andisheh Nouraee <>
Subject: Not Lame is Not Cheaper
Message-ID: <>

>>> wrote:
> XTC - Apple Box (4 CD's) Order Today -- $35.00 UK only, 4 CD box
> from XTC!! This box set contains the complete Apple Works recordings
> including the demos of Apple Venus and Wasp Star which gives a
> fascinating insight into XTC's recorded works.Each disc is packaged
> with new artwork in a cardboard wallet and the 64 page booklet has
> for the first time all the lyrics to all the songs, plus new sleeve
> notes by Andy and Colin.This is a limited pressed box, do not wait!
>       CHECK IT OUT!
> So how is *THIS* possible?  I ended up paying over $100 for mine,
> and suddenly it is appearing for only $35?  Again, I'm not trying to
> squelch orders to Andy and Colin, but I'm sure that more than a few
> of you have already noticed this update and are also questioning as
> to what this is about!


With shipping, offers the Apple Box for 20.61
British Pounds. In U.S. dollars, that's $35.87 (give or take a few
cents to account for your credit card's foreign currency charge).

Not Lame's site offers the Apple Box for $35, plus 4.25 shipping for a
grand total of $39.25.

The XTC Boutique is the better bargain. If you paid over $100 dollars,
you must have bought the Apple Box that came with the t-shirts.

andisheh nouraee

bloggin' -n- podcastin' at


Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 09:44:59 -0800 (PST)
From: Dan Wasser <>
Subject: XTC and Kate
Message-ID: <>

I don't read the digests too often but I just read

XTC content: I had a meeting in Ocean City, MD
yesterday (about 2-1/2 hour drive from Washington,
D.C) so I decided to bring Wasp Star and an XTC
greatest hits CD that I compiled.  (I hadn't listened
to XTC in a couple of months.)  Wow - I forgot that
Andy Partridge writes songs as good as Lennon &

I also listened to Crimson's "The Power To Believe"
(which I love) and Kate's new one: Ariel.

I'm extremely disappointed with Ariel.  (It took her
10 years to write THIS?!?!?!?!)  The first two songs
are pretty good but it's all downhill after that.  (Is
there a Kate newsgroup in which I can vent?)  This
hot, sexy lady forgot how to rock out ... or even
write a melody.  The Dreaming (a "10"), it aint.
(It's not even The Sensual World which was merely a



Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 10:42:31 -0800
From: David van Wert <>
Subject: Re: those 2 new XTC tracks
Message-ID: <>

eriC draveS wrote:
> The best criticism I could find was the one
> about rhymeing "spiral" with "spinal",

Actually, he's rhyming "spinal" with "vinyl," not "spiral."
Just for the record (ha ha),


Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 19:54:30 +0100
From: "don device" <>
Subject: So I spiral down to the Post Box
Message-ID: <001e01c5e6f1$59359dc0$a43e4251@computer>

Hi all,

Glad to hear both the new tunes, which I find, tuneful.... But I
must admit I agree with the reviewer who said they sound a bit like 'Wasp
Star' outtakes (an album I love, BTW).... I loke Mr Moulding's in
particular... Whatever happened to revelutionary progression between records
though? A bit much to ask to reinvent the wheel everytime, I guess...

I must say I'm a bit distressed, having paid top dollar for T-Shirts and the
whole ball o' wax(works), that I'm hearing the tunes for free on the net and
NOT on my box-set which I've yet to recieve in spite of having pre-ordered
it weeks ago...



Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2005 11:17:09 -0800
From: David Gershman <>
Subject: XTC fan on "Television without Pity"?
Message-ID: <>

I was just at the often hilarious "Television without Pity" site, and
the headline for their summary of the latest episode of "Charmed" (a
show I do not watch, I'd like to make clear) makes me think that
there's an XTC fan writing for them...

That's really...

Dave Gershman


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