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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 12, Number 18

                 Wednesday, 26 April 2006


                        so poetic!
             Pete Murray (The Australian One)
                    Re: Digest format.
                      All That Jazz
            Swear I saw Elvis at the chip shop
                   Digest or not digest
                         xTc Fano
         From the latest Mike Keneally blog entry


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Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 07:38:16 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
From: "Danny 'da freeq' Phipps" <>
Subject: so poetic!
Message-ID: <>


re: the golden (shower) words of "Insane" Culnane (read 'em with
[mustard and] relish, peoples!!) ~

> From: Paul Culnane <>

> 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
>       motherlode!

>   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
>       there!

>   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

damn almighty!!

isn't he just the most POETIC thing??  god, his wording is so
sugarcoated and sweet, it actually makes my teeth hurt to read 'em!

maybe he can send some of his "quirkdom" to the oil companies and
miraculously reduce the price of our gasoline!!  we can then look upon
him as "the new messiah!"

(( *** ... a bed is creaking as the new messiah comes! *** ))

hmmm ........ now i'm wondering if he's wearing any SHORTS under those

<back to lurk mode>


Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 19:10:05 +0100 (BST)
From: Rory Wilsher <>
Subject: Pete Murray (The Australian One)
Message-ID: <>

I agree with Paul Culnane - the Australian Pete Murray
is good. He's playing at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in
June. I'll be there.



Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 13:42:53 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jon Rosenberger <>
Subject: Re: Digest format.
Message-ID: <>

For the love of Stu Sutcliffe does everthing have to be immediate with
you people? The absolute beauty of the digest format is that A. It
doesn't flood your inbox all day long with posts about people's naval
lint and how they heard a band that sounded like a band that one day
might be half as good as XTC if heard through a coffee filter while
standing in a laundry mat with red walls on a tuesday. B. If I had
Harrsion in my ear every day, I really would crack up and kill
everyone at work because it would be a constant reminder of what
idiots I work with and for! C. Anything worthwhile is worth waiting a
while for. D. The digest comes just as fast as the posts to it
dictate. Around the release of WS we were getting 3 or 4 a day which
is rough on the moderator but was fun reading because there was actual
XTC content in every issue. E you want immediate posts there is
already a place you can get em although I suspect many of the members
there are less interested in discussing XTC than they are in
supplicating their own boredom and sense of isolation AND the XTC
content is thin at best. F. TRADITION! G. Cos it ain't your house and
it isn't nice to question why the toilet seat get's left in whatever
position it does, just leave it there, and don't pee on it either. H i
don't remember what h was for but I! I like it that way! and J J is
for John Relph. thanks for making this place John. I have said it
before but never as eloquently as I have felt it, you have enriched my
life by introducing me to some fantastic people here and by creating
and supporting this community. thanks!


Oh and actual XTC content: I recently got a copy of the 1992 Big
Takeover article\interview part 1 with AP which is a bit more in depth
than the usual tiger beat fluff and had some great insights into the
choice of producers for Nonsuch. I may have been aware of this in the
best but certainly never had it painted as clearly as Ap did in the
interview that Steve Lillywhite and Hugh Padgham were all lined up to
produce Nonsuch and this only fell through at the last minute because
of time overruns on Steve;s wife's album (Kirsty MacColl). Can you
imagine what Nonsuch would have been like had it been produced by the
big drum sound twins? Boggles the mind. I am still looking for a copy
of the second part of this interview if anyone has it please let me
know I'd like to get the two halves transcribed and up to John for
hosting here Fascinating reading!


Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 09:57:33 -0700
From: "Wayne Klein" <>
Subject: All That Jazz
Message-ID: <BAY108-F2036DAA9F50D701EE6E407F9B90@phx.gbl>

No real XTC news or discussion here...just wondering for those that
purchased the Apple Box if the sound quality is significantly better than
the previous editions. I would doubt it but you never know...

Just picked up Elvis Costello's latest "My Flame Burns Blue" and was
surprised to see "The Juliet Letters" had been reissued. The former album is
very good and the latter album is also extremely good particularly the bonus
disc. It's about as far from rock as you can imagine working with a string
quartet. I'd personally like to see EC tackle some of these with the

I noticed that for itunes essentials they've selected 25 songs from the
band's career. Interetestingly there's only 1 song ("I'm the Man Who
Murdered Love") from Wasp Star and "I'd Like That" from Apple Venus.

I'm curious if anyone knows if the band was asked for their input on these
"essentials". They certainly focus much more on the singles


Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 09:59:07 -0700
From: "Wayne Klein" <>
Subject: Swear I saw Elvis at the chip shop
Message-ID: <BAY108-F187BB6C295FDF172AA09F3F9B90@phx.gbl>

>Hello Everyone - just wanted to share a strange XTC experience. I has
Elvis on the cd player.

Are we talking Elvis Costello or Elvis Presley? If it was the latter then it
truly is strange...


Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 14:56:25 +0200
Subject: Digest or not digest
Message-ID: <>

Hello people of the collines de craie,

In nos. 16 and 17, Jason and Benjamin 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.

I would support that only tentatively.  I don't know anything about the
mechanics of having a list sent one way or the other, but I do know that if
I could choose freely and at all times to have it which ever way I like it,
then I have nothing against the option of an individual mail list.  However,
since things do occasionally get "hot" around here, I would probably
generally opt for the digest form, because I get 50 mails a day already, and
I don't want 100 when I can have 51.

What I'm trying to say is that I prefer the digest form, although I
recognize its weaknesses.  If it were indiv. mail *only* and it got to be
too much, I would unsubscribe -- which I don't really want to do.  I would
also immediately stop enjoying it if it became a forum-style thing like
xtcidearecords.  (Speaking of which, all of the Chalkhillers I spoke to at
"The Meeting Place" last year said they were not regular forum users because
keeping up with the forum was too complicated.  My feelings exactly.)

So put me down for a) flexible or b) digest.

Au revoir!

- Jeff


Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 13:38:54 -0400 (EDT)
From: Erik Anderson <>
Subject: xTc Fano
Message-ID: <>

It's ready!



Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 08:29:47 -0400
From: "J. D. Mack" <>
Subject: From the latest Mike Keneally blog entry
Message-ID: <>

Here's an interesting tidbit from the latest blog entry of Mike Keneally:

"Marco [Minnemann] also played on a couple of the demos which Andy
Partridge and I made together in 2003.  Recently I heard those demos again
for the first time in at least two years, then subsequently I got a phone
message from Andy in which I learned that he had just done the same thing,
so looks like it's time to return to THAT crime scene.  Very fun."

J. D.


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