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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 12, Number 12

                  Monday, 20 March 2006


                       New Radicals
                       Lily Fraser
    United States of Erica - "I'm So Sick of Models!"
          the Nines/Andy Partridge/Jason Falkner
                     Kiefer and XTC?
          Well, Harrison me with your Sherwoods
                    Spiral and Say It


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Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 20:07:15 +0100
From: Gorondi_Pal <>
Subject: New Radicals
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Just a quick note from Budapest.
A few years back, Joni Mitchell highlighted the New Radicals and their
"You Get What You Give" as one of the few more recent bands she enjoyed.
The song was also included on the mix CD Mitchell put together for
To my ears, the song has vibes similar to those of Karl Wallinger's
World Party, definitely in sound if not in lyrical content.

Also, let me thank all you Chalkhillers who post web links on the list
to XTC content, especially any kind of video material.
For us fans further out of the loop, it's just about the only way to
access such treasures.

Finally, let me close my all-time favorite Chalkhills quip, courtesy of
John Morrish, I believe:
"XTC content, as opposed to XTC packaging? That would be nice."


PS: Despite of the above-mentioned quote, I just bought a used copy of a
remastered edition of Skylarking (Virgin, UK, 2001, CDVX2399), which
puts "Dear God" at the end.
Haven't had a chance yet to listen to it alongside the 1986 U.S. copy of
the disc. Is it a noticeable improvement?


Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 21:21:19 EST
Subject: Lily Fraser
Message-ID: <>

Whilst perusing the music channels on XM Satellite, I stopped at one station
upon seeing an artist named Lily Fraser performing. Would anyone happen to
know if this is the same young Lily Fraser who did the spoken words on the
Dukes records? I've only heard her speak before, but the voice did sound
somewhat like her.....

Tis all for now,
Amanda C. Owens
XTC song of the day-It's Nearly Africa
non XTC song of the day-Goodbye My Lover-James Blunt (yeah, I think he's sue me!)

A absent friends,  in memory still bright.
May you be in Heaven half an hour before the Devil  knows you're gone.
S'agapo, Andreas. I hope you, Rick, Tim, and Greg are  watching over
us from the big station in the sky.


Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 09:26:34 -0500
From: Mitch Friedman <>
Subject: United States of Erica - "I'm So Sick of Models!"
Message-ID: <>


I would like to alert each and every one of you to the link below.
It leads to the music video of Andy Partridge's long time girlfriend
Erica Wexler's scathingly amusing song "I'm So Sick of Models!" Andy
produced and arranged the original demo version of the song, and
you can still hear some of his touches on this final version as the demo
version was passed off to a remixer who added some dance inducing
snares to the mix.

Andy and Erica asked me to help spread the word, so please pass this
around to anyone else who you think would enjoy it. In the near future
Erica will be releasing an album of original songs, and this video could
help to drum up a nice little buzz about her.



Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 10:26:15 -0500
From: "david henwood" <>
Subject: the Nines/Andy Partridge/Jason Falkner
Message-ID: <BAY22-F197CCE960F0A6230AB2C09C1E60@phx.gbl>

This is AP related and Nines related. The Nines mail list has just sent out
that the new Nines album that apparently is out in Spring of this year will
indeed feature support from Jason Falkner and Andy Partridge (who did a
co-write). Also an unreleased song from Polygram records called Jack McGee
is on the Nines new myspace page which is pretty cool...thought I would pass
on to any Nines fans the link is:



Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 09:12:49 -0600
From: "David Emprimo" <>
Subject: Chalkhills...
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Thought you and the fans might be interested in this:

PASTE Magazine is having a poll on the 100 Best Living Songwriters.

Andy's on the list (why no Colin?  I dunno...I e-mailed them but
haven't heard back) of nominees.

All XTC fans should go to and vote for
Andy to insure his place on the list in the June/July issue of PASTE.

David Emprimo
Jacksonville, TX


Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 10:09:23 -0500
From: Benjamin Gott <>
Subject: Kiefer and XTC?
Message-ID: <>


"Dear God" is on Kiefer Sutherland's iTunes Celebrity Playlist:

He gives the song a one-syllable description: "Kind of timely, don't
you think?"

Who knew?



Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 00:48:52 +0000 (GMT)
From: Paul Culnane <>
Subject: Well, Harrison me with your Sherwoods
Message-ID: <>

How refreshing to see Harrison come forth from under his mossy rock
with an absolutely (and typically) captivating dissertation on
"Optimism's Flames".  Really enjoyed that.  Harrison took us right
into the vortex of what that song is all about, and into the bargain
captured the essence of the singular joy that was the XTC live


"it's Dave switching to power chords on his Strat that fills out the
sound; nothing like a nice fist C played on the fat strings to make a
joyful noise."

...hmmm.  These days I tend to eschew a nice fist C, preferring
instead to tickle my nether regions with the Apple Box peacock

I'll grab me coat.

Paul "let your fingers do the walking" Culnane

"You reap what you sow, but you sew what you rip" - J. Alfred Prufrock

Paul Culnane
ICE Productions Australia


Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 15:35:09 -0800
From: "Wayne Klein" <>
Subject: Spiral and Say It
Message-ID: <BAY108-F39257B7824575D4692D0CF9DA0@phx.gbl>

I was under the impression that both Spiral and Say It was somewhere for
download outside of the Apple Box where you had to pay for each tune. If it
isn't the guys really should consider it for those of us who already have
the four discs of Apple Box and would just like to purchase individual songs
for their ipods.



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