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Subject: Chalkhills Digest #12-17

         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 12, Number 17

                 Wednesday, 19 April 2006


                      Imaginary Song
                      why a digest?
             Re: Compli-compli-compli-compli
                  Pugwash at Abbey Road
               Re: Chalkhills and Children
             Levi's commercial (or something)
       The United States of Erica -- Now on MySpace


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All the kids are complaining.


Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 07:18:43 -0700 (PDT)
From: Laura Hamons <>
Subject: Imaginary Song
Message-ID: <>

Hello Everyone - just wanted to share a strange XTC experience. I has
Elvis on the cd player. Went downstairs to switch up the laundry. The
dryer was rumbling and another various fan was twirling. The combo of
fan and dryer and floor between the music and my ears produces the
strangest melody that sounded like a new Andy Partridge song - one I
had never heard! It was very haunting and beautiful - sort of like
Andy doing a song inspired by Jeff Buckley. Very interesting. Well the
song didn't just stay static - it actually progressed and had
different sections - can you imagine such a thing? It sure was


Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 11:30:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: Benjamin Lukoff <>
Subject: why a digest?
Message-ID: <>

"Jason Brown" <> wrote:

> Why is this list digest only?  There are a lot of interesting posters
> here but I think there would be a lot more frequent conversation if
> Chalkhills allowed people to receive individual emails rather than a
> digest only.  Conversations could grow rapidly rather than having to
> wait another 2 weeks for the next digest.

I second that. I'd love for Chalkhills to become an individual-mail list.


Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 15:46:57 +0200
Subject: Re: Compli-compli-compli-compli
Message-ID: <>


Re. your desired .mp3, if no one else answers, get back to me, I can
do it no prob.  (But I have to convert it first.)

Also, if I'm going to be the one, specify how you'd like it
(i.e. bitrate or whatever that's called in .mp3 -- I can do the whole
spectrum from whatever the low number is to whatever the high number
is...  If you want details, ask, I can get them.  Write to




Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 18:43:20 +0100
From: stevesomerset <>
Subject: Pugwash at Abbey Road
Message-ID: <>

Hi Folks
Thought you might like to see this video shot at Abbey Road during the
string sessions for the 'Jollity' album featuring your own, your very own
Dave Gregory!
Steve Somerset
The Man From The Shadow Kabinet


Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 20:17:34 +0100
From: Mark Fisher <>
Subject: Re: Chalkhills and Children
Message-ID: <>

On 12/4/06 1:04 pm, "Chalkhills" <> wrote:

> Well my recent trip to the English Lakes was eventful, in that when my
> younger (8 year old) son heard Greenman come on the car stereo, he promptly
> started to sing it (word for word). It turns out to be his current favourite
> song and he's been humming it to himself ever since

By chance my nine year old was making specific requests for Greenman while
we drove to Arran this week. Apparently he can do "all the actions" - a
treat I have sadly missed from my place in the driving seat.

Flood by They Might be Giants also went down very well.


Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2006 10:24:42 +0100 (BST)
From: Paul Culnane <>
Subject: Levi's commercial (or something)
Message-ID: <>

Some points, groovers...

  1.  Sorry if I clogged things with my lyrics and off-topic banter.
      Relphie knows how to edit.

  2.  Pete Murray (the Aussie one) is my friend. Music not to
      everyone's taste, sure.  But lay off the vitriol, pull yer head
      in and let there be space for anything.  You can always switch
      the dial.  Crikey!  (Auntie Mavis agrees).

  3.  Jamie's stickers are good.  Heed his plea.

  4.  Jason Brown (ripvanruben).  Buddy, I look at Chalkhills thru the
      website, I've given up on the digest format.  I've found, for
      what it's worth, that you can talk to like-minded friends
      anytime.  Be my guest.

  5.  I'm listening to "Rag & Bone Buffet" right now.  It's a

  6.  It's probably true to announce that I'm older than most of you
      others.  Okay, I'm slightly older than Andy, but just a tad
      younger than Dave G.  But I'm sitting here typing this while
      wearing - yes - Levi's.  And it's actually a good look, so

  7.  Kai Chambers (son of Terry) will be "in da house" with me next
      week, with his merry men, Graham and Roy with their power-trio
      LOVER.  It will be beyond great.

  8.  Suggestion to the doubters, and those who have problems
      grappling with sanity and biz.  Chill out.  Put on that record
      that goes: "I've got 1-2-3-4-5, Senses Working Overtime".  See
      how you feel after that!

  9.  "Love Is All You Need"

  10.  You want a ten? - talk to me later...

"And don't criticise what you can't understand" - Bob Dylan

Paul Culnane
ICE Productions Australia


Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 14:50:23 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: The United States of Erica -- Now on MySpace
Message-ID: <>


Erica Wexler (Andy's long-time girlfriend) now has HerOwnSpace on
MySpace. You can go there by going here:

Once there, you'll find a video for "I'm So Sick of Models" (produced and
arranged by Andy), her amusing diatribe against the Fashion Machine. You'll
also find a downloadable version of the song, along with several club mixes
and another fine tune called "Shameless."

Because all the songs are downloadable, you can share them with your
friends. Speaking of friends, make sure you add the United States of Erica
to your friends list (if you're a MySpace member) while you're there, so you
can get the latest news on her upcoming album, Sunlit Night.


People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of
foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools.
--Alice Walker, writer (1944- )


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