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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 12, Number 20

                    Sunday, 7 May 2006

Topics:

                  Re:soccer-futbol songs
                 Re: soccer-futbol songs
                 Re: soccer futball songs
                      Over the Hedge
                     Jayne Mansfield
                     message to andy

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Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 08:53:57 -0700
From: Phil Cusimano <riknbkr330@cox.net>
Subject: Re:soccer-futbol songs
Message-ID: <4454DD95.7060105@cox.net>

Jamie Lowe wrote:

>Hey Music Lovers;
>
>I've been put to task by some of my soccer teammates to do a compilation of
>songs about or reference soccer/football in someway.  I have a couple, like
>XTC's Senses Working Overtime, Robbie Williams, Del Amitri and The Referees
>alphabet by Half man Half Biscuit.

Pete Townshend's Another Scoop has "Football Fugue".

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Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 17:12:20 -0400
From: Jefferson Ogata <ogata@antibozo.net>
Subject: Re: soccer-futbol songs
Message-ID: <44552834.3080604@antibozo.net>

Jamie Lowe wrote:
> I've been put to task by some of my soccer teammates to do a compilation of
> songs about or reference soccer/football in someway.  I have a couple, like
> XTC's Senses Working Overtime, Robbie Williams, Del Amitri and The Referees
> alphabet by Half man Half Biscuit.
>
> Your suggestions are appreciated! And may result in a kick ass (pun
> intended) compilation.
>
> Goal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Exactly.

If language is not a sticking point, there are any number of Brazilian
and Spanish-language anthems. Search "Popular Music" on Amazon for
futbol or futebol (the Portuguese spelling) and you'll turn up some
starting points.

There's also Kirsty Maccoll's hilarious "England 2 Columbia 0" (Now you
can go to hell; I'm going to Brazil) from her sadly posthumous but
beautiful "Tropical Brainstorm" album.

Relph has told me that Rodgers and Hammerstein's "You'll Never Walk
Alone" (the song quoted at the end of Pink Floyd's "Fearless") is a
football anthem in England. A little googling turns up Liverpool.

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

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Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 00:12:22 +0100
From: "Jonathan Bean" <jbean@bean44.freeserve.co.uk>
Subject: Re: soccer futball songs
Message-ID: <001001c66cab$89e23ab0$a8fb4f51@Family>

I was immediately reminded of a song I once loved to death, but haven't
heard in maybe 20 years, "Kinnel Tommy" by Ed Banger ex of The Nosebleeds"

--
Jonathan Bean
www.beanphoto.co.uk

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Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 11:17:37 -0700
From: "Michael Ong" <mikeong@gmail.com>
Subject: Over the Hedge
Message-ID: <e2bcf6230605011117y3ebc370fuf841251d9465f303@mail.gmail.com>

Saw that Over the Hedge just premiered in Westwood - I think T. Lewis
used to be on the newsgroup and hope the movie does well!  I know
they've put in a few XTC references into the strip over the years -
hopefully there is a little easter egg or something in the film
although I doubt they'd have that level of editorial control over the
film.  Even though the soundtrack doesn't have any XTC, it does have
Ben Folds (and William Shatner!).

m

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Date: Sat, 6 May 2006 06:33:56 +0100 (BST)
From: Paul Culnane <paulculnane@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Jayne Mansfield
Message-ID: <20060506053356.66452.qmail@web86907.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>

NEWS FROM THE FRONT (or at least, from the engine-room)

Just got off the phone having spoken with Terry ("Felix Rex O'Tels")
Chambers, and he's permitted me to pass on this bit of vague news.
Our Tel sounded happy, and sends his best regards to all and sundry.

He was speaking with Mr Moulding recently, and it transpired that
there are still ongoing difficulties with regard to royalty payments
and all that kinda rot, between the band and Virgin.  Nothing
especially new there.  But I had to laugh when Terry made reference to
former manager Ian Reid, as a charlatan, sunning himself on an exotic
beach somewhere, being massaged by a bevy of busty blondes and
drinking Pina Coladas at XTC's expense.  Tee hee.

This stuff is never gonna go away.  It haunts the guys daily.  It's
crap.  But the bottom line is that, should there be some kind of
resolution of "the troubles" in the near future, that will make the
path clear for that definitive DVD we've all been hankering for.  YES!
Colin has been working on it in the hope of a favourable outcome.
Might be sooner than you think.  Virgin Records (under EMI now) "owns"
most of the material, so that's where the process is fraught.  And
Terry stressed that it has nothing to do with Sir Richard Branson
(former owner of Virgin), whom he has a soft spot for.  Witness the
film clip for "Generals And Majors".

Terry himself is rockin', and rolling with the flow.  He's just
contributed more than his twenty cents worth to a book about Paul
Hewson.  No, not Bono.  This guy was keyboardist with Dragon, the band
which Terry played for during their most successful period (check
"Body And The Beat", etc).

So that's all nice (after a fashion), but Terry's son Kai, who is
arguably the best friggin' drummer in this country, and who I'm proud
to call my mate, is going from strength to strength.  He's reunited
with his old muckers from Starpark, and he says it fits like an old
comfortable glove (smell it - Spinal Tap).  Watch this space.  When
he visits me again soon, he's gonna present me with a compilation of
his work to date.  I suggested the title which he loved (keep in mind,
he mounts his cymbals high, just like his dad did): "Skai High -
The Revolving Door of a Drummer for Higher".  Yuk or yum, depending on
your point of view.  I for one will be front-row-centre!

News bodes well for XTC DVD.  Keep your fingers and other appendages
crossed.

True friends are to be treasured.  How many fingers on YOUR hand?

Oh, Adrian Belew just belew us all to smithereens t'other night, but
that's another story-

Now playing: Ups & Downs "Underneath The Watchful Eye" - thanks
Dom.  Current reading: The Readers Digest Guide To Places Of The
World.

Over and out, yours in XTC - PAUL

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Date: Sat, 6 May 2006 12:04:38 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
From: "Danny 'da freeq' Phipps" <phipps117@earthlink.net>
Subject: message to andy
Message-ID: <18822984.1146931478365.JavaMail.root@elwamui-rustique.atl.sa.earthlink.net>

hey andy ....

what gives??

how come wes long gets a personal song composed for him when the rest
of us fans are anxiously itching away either for the remaining two
volumes of your precious "fuzzy warbles" home demos collection ... or
better yet, some NEW xtc material?!?

if i come across here as pissed (angry, not drunk), then maybe it's
because lately you've made me feel jipped as an xtc fan!  could it be,
as an artiste / perfectionist, you've got too many pokes in the fire
there?  or more a situation of you simply becoming comfy from resting
on your laurels instead?  yup, just sit back and watch those
occasional royalty checks roll right in, eh?  and all from "selling
you stuff that you really do not need."  hmmm ....

i think i can safely speak for the rest of your (former?) band's
fandom when i say that the bottom line here, mr. partridge, is I'M
TIRED OF WAITING!!

as important as these "fuzzy warbles" volumes were to you at the
start, now we're relegated to even having to wait for the final two to
be released?  WHY???!  how "perfect" does a home demo have to be
before it finally gets your okay / approval to be released??  good
gawd, man!

i think it's time for you to shit or get off the pot, andy.  you're
losing fans here through your procrastination, whether you're unaware
of it already or you simply don't give a fuck about us anymore .....

(( sigh ))

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