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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 12, Number 14

                  Tuesday, 28 March 2006

Topics:

                 Re: Skylarking Remaster
  Re: Interview on MySpace with Andy about lyric writing
                     Re: Lily Fraser
                     Re: Lily Fraser
                     Re: Lily Fraser
       Little Creatures have been eating your CD...
                   Re: Gregg Alexander
                      Hey! YouTubers
                 The infamous of Swindon

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Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 14:22:57 -0500
From: Jefferson Ogata <ogata@antibozo.net>
Subject: Re: Skylarking Remaster
Message-ID: <4426EA11.9070703@antibozo.net>

Simon Knight wrote:
> Speaking of early CDs, I dug out 1985's `Little Creatures' by Talking Heads
> and found large patches on the discs where it almost looks like the silver
> has been eaten through or faded away.  I'm not game to put it in the Cd
> player now.  Does anyone know what this is?

Yes, many CD releases from the early years of the technology have this
problem where the reflective layer of aluminum would separate from the
substrate. I remember hearing reports of this in the mid to late '90s.
So much for "archival" quality.

Unless it's actually falling apart, it shouldn't harm the CD player;
might be worth giving it a spin to see if you can pull the audio off, if
it's not too late already.

Happy bushwalking!

--
Jefferson Ogata : Internetworker, Antibozo
<ogata@antibozo.net>  http://www.antibozo.net/ogata/

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Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 14:37:32 EST
From: StarlingV@aol.com
Subject: Re: Interview on MySpace with Andy about lyric writing
Message-ID: <2ea.436e301.3158477c@aol.com>

In a message dated 3/26/2006 12:02:11 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, Todd
Bernhardt writes:

Andy
suggested that I create a longer version for the XTCfans  MySpace site,
which I've done.

You can find it  at:
http://www.myspace.com/xtcfans

Todd, this was a glorious interview; thanks for putting it up.  Andy's  such
an interesting talker.  I'm always longing for more songs from  him, but as
long as he keeps on speaking to us through interviews and so  on, I think I'll
be happy enough.

It was so satisfying to me to have that "Humble Daisy" lyric explained in
that interview, the line about the "milk and coins of morning's cash  (cache?)"
 It was an image I never quite understood, but now I think  I get it.

-Janis, the fly who climbed the sugar hill

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Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 12:50:03 -0500
From: Mitch Friedman <mitchf@mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: Lily Fraser
Message-ID: <bdc156a82bbca3b5ed62092c5806a16c@mindspring.com>

Dave and Amanda,

Yes, that's her. One and the same. She posted on
the XTC forum a few months back. Here's the link:

http://www.xtcidearecords.co.uk/cgi-bin/ikonboard/topic.cgi?forum=39&topic=1542

Mitch

> Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 22:26:22 -0800
> From: David Gershman <dagersh@pobox.com>
> Message-ID: <441F9C8E.5060009@pobox.com>
>
> Well, I just got back from checking out her Web site, and no mention is
> made of it in her bio. But don't let that stop the rest of you from
> visiting her site: http://www.lilyfraser.com. My heart is still beating
> a bit quickly...thanks Amanda. :)
>
> Dave

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Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 15:47:32 -0600
From: "mark & barb kirk" <mondacello@rogers.com>
Subject: Re: Lily Fraser
Message-ID: <000901c6511e$e9be2820$6501a8c0@markandbarb>

> Amanda wondered:
>> 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.....
>
> Well, I just got back from checking out her Web site, and no mention is
> made of it in her bio. But don't let that stop the rest of you from
> visiting her site: http://www.lilyfraser.com. My heart is still beating
> a bit quickly...thanks Amanda. :)
>
> Dave

Ahhhh, but read between the lines my friend...

In here biography it states:
"Lily Fraser was born and raised at the Sawmills studio, Cornwall. She is
one of 6 children, coming in at number 3. She moved from the middle of
nowhere to her first Cornish village at the age of 22 and discovered a few
basic facts about village life: closing the curtains to get changed,
neighbors, roadside parking and milk on the doorstep.
A year later she decided to try the city of Bristol before finally taking
the plunge and moving to London two years ago. And so she climbed from
comfort to chaos in a few short steps, But one thing seems to ring loud and
clear: Not even the London smoke can dampen the free spirit of a child born
in the Cornish wilds!"

Sawmill Studios?! Why, that's where The Dukes recorded... hmmm, seems to me
she IS our Lily!!

-mk-

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Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 13:17:03 -0800 (PST)
From: Jon Rosenberger <wile1coyote@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Lily Fraser
Message-ID: <20060326211703.20017.qmail@web38105.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

Actually David it says there in her Bio that she was raised at Sawmill
Studios in Cornwall. Which is where the Dukes recorded 25 O'Clock so
my answer would be yes this is the Lily Fraser from the Dukes record.

  Ya can't get the buttons these days.....

  Mole

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Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 16:30:14 -0800
From: "Wayne Klein" <wtdk123@msn.com>
Subject: Little Creatures have been eating your CD...
Message-ID: <BAY108-F29DADC8C34AAA417972812F9D20@phx.gbl>

>From Simon:

>Speaking of early CDs, I dug out 1985's `Little Creatures' by Talking Heads
>and found large patches on the discs where it almost looks like the silver
>has been eaten through or faded away.  I'm not game to put it in the Cd
>player now.  Does anyone know what this is?

Simon welcome to the wonderful world of CD rot! Although when they were
first released companies were touting about how they would last forever,
they don't. By the way, if you put on "Little Creatures" it will, indeed, be
a unique sound experience as without the silver backing there won't be
anything for the laser to bounce off of making for interesting bouts of
silence.

I had something similar happen with, of all things, a Mobile Fidelity Sound
release.

Yep, I do agree it has been too long since an XTC album. However the release
of "Spiral', "Say It" and even the older "Where Did All the Ordinary People
Go?" is promising. At least they're in the studio but I keep hoping, like
Danny Phipps, that a new album will come along to spice up my life.

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Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 23:17:44 -0800
From: "Neil Oliver" <neiloliv@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Gregg Alexander
Message-ID: <BAY108-F98607F844583D21490C46DDD20@phx.gbl>

"Some kudos for its creator, Gregg Alexander, who, strangely, promptly
retired after recording it. "

Alexander doesn't perform anymore (he didn't enjoy touring) but he writes
songs and produces for other artists. For example, he co-wrote that song
"The Game of Love" that Santana did with Michelle Branch (and which bears a
passing resemblance to "You Get What You Give"). Look him up on Wikipedia
for a list of songs he's worked on.

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Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 07:27:41 +1000
From: "Andrew Gowans" <ratwhacker@hotmail.com>
Subject: Hey! YouTubers
Message-ID: <BAY103-F79D83424B34403E88275AC9D30@phx.gbl>

Hi Folks,

I've lately been getting into browsing YouTube, as you do with too much time
on your hands. Some cool stuff.

For those who, like me, wanted to find a way to download and play clips you
find may I direct your attention to:

http://www.hiphopmusic.com/best_of_youtube/2006/02/how_to_download_and_save_youtu.html

Enjoy!

Going back to download another Al Brodax Beatles cartoon episode - Yeah!
Yeah! Yeah!

Andrew Gowans
(The XTC content on YT made me do it - honest)

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Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 18:07:40 -0800
From: "Wayne Klein" <wtdk123@msn.com>
Subject: The infamous of Swindon
Message-ID: <BAY108-F17E7F4137E5301A83BCC36F9D00@phx.gbl>

Having never been to Swindon I was surprised to see all of the following
listed as being born there:

The first four we know--all the members of XTC (past and current).

Justin Hayward, Rick Davies, Roger Mann, Billie Piper, Jack Dangers and
Stephen Gibbons. Funnily enough Terry Chambers is listed there as an actor
not a musician.

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