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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 12, Number 24

                   Friday, 26 May 2006


                       Dutch Heaven
            Pandora's Box of Many ____________
       AP Interview + lots of music on Dutch radio
                  Fegmania! in XTC realm
                    Re: Jonesy's Juke
                      Re: Elton John
               Unit-shifting product stream
                     Re: Footie song


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Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 17:22:56 +0100
From: Robert Wood <>
Subject: Dutch Heaven
Message-ID: <>

 >> Killing time changing planes in Amsterdam, I noticed there's a two-page
interview with Andy Partridge in a Dutch magazine called Heaven. There was a
panel in which he selects his favourite (I guess) records, including Trout
Mask Replica and something by Judee Sill. <<

Was it in Dutch? If you want it translating, scan it in or send me a URL
and I'll get my wife to do a translation. :~)


Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 08:20:58 -1000
From: Jim Smart <>
Subject: Pandora's Box of Many ____________
Message-ID: <>

Here I am, creeping out from under a pile of coconuts to tell you
about an intriguing new web site. It's kind of like radio, but better:

It's a fascinating experimental idea for radio, where you can type in
a band or a song or a set of them, and you will instantly get a
custom radio station coming at ya with no talking or ads. The really
interesting thing is they way it plays songs and artists you've never
heard, but might be interested in. So when I added "Kinks XTC Nick
Drake Decemberists The Clash" to my station, I started hearing a mix
of familiar favorites and other songs that are new to me, but that
are interesting to me.

I have no idea how it works. Something about crunching the data from
jillions of listeners, or eddies in the space time continuum (is
he?), or something. Maybe it takes 1.21 jigawatts to run it. I don't
know or care. It's brought back the reason I used to like radio: to
get exposed to new interesting stuff.




Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 20:18:07 +0200
From: "Jan Bletz" <>
Subject: AP Interview + lots of music on Dutch radio
Message-ID: <>

4 hours of Andy Partridge on Dutch radio tonight: interviews, music (XTC,
Judee Sill and others). Can be listened to on demand (with an extra hour
added!). Go to

Jan Bletz


Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 14:57:46 -0700 (PDT)
From: XTC 4U <>
Subject: Fegmania! in XTC realm
Message-ID: <>

so extreme lurker here...
i've been reading chalkhills since.. oh.. 1991-2.
whenever nonsuch came out. a little before that probably...

anyways, i just wanted to add to the fascination that robyn
and andy might work together. they are my two alltime faves
and it just seems too implausible for me to grasp that
they could write songs together. while both are very english...
that's why we like them, yeah? ;) i just don't see them being
compatible. they are both extremely intelligent. but i could
see andy getting on robyn's nerves with fart jokes and
andy getting insulted by robyn trying to mentally circle his head.
i also would think andy wouldn't be able to handle robyn's off the
cuff at times songwriting style. though andy needs this!

but yeah! i hope it works out brilliantly!
personally, i'd love to see colin make a solo album.
and see andy work with other people. he was going to make
a pop record with my friend robert from the apples, but that
disintegrated unfortunately. you always hear of andy writing
with people, but where is the fruit? besides peter blegvad. :)

so i hope i hope i hope!!
sir demon brown
-- 'xtc at the manor' in xvid! plus improved 'rockpalast'!


Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 16:19:59 -0700
From: Steve <>
Subject: Re: Jonesy's Juke
Message-ID: <>

> Dave Gershman wrote:
> ***P.S. Completely on a different subject, those of you not already
> doing so should most definitely be tuning in to Indie 103.1 for
> "Jonesy's Jukebox," ex-Sex Pistol Steve Jones' great radio show. Along
> with a very eclectic mix of songs, the man conducts an interview like
> no one else. The Web site's not that helpful, but just click here
> ( and listen to him daily
> starting at 12:30 Pacific Standard Time, or download one of the
> podcasts of his show.***

Thanks for this link. Looks like it'll be some fun. A few early xtc-era
tid bits. Interesting to see how much corporate backing this particular
"indie" site has. 27 yrs ago wouldn't have expected to see "Carls Jr"
and Steve Jones promoted on the same page. Also I see he interviews
recently Brian Wilson, Billy Bob Thorton, Lisa Marie Presley. There is
another show with an interview of the Ramones...!

Another Steve


Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 16:57:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: Steven LeBeau <>
Subject: Re: Elton John
Message-ID: <>

> At 10:37 PM, Ryan Anthony wrote:
> >I'm coming, grudgingly, to the conclusion that Elton
> >John belongs in this super-elite group, although I
> >don't yet own anything but *Yellow Brick Road*. (What
> >should be acquired next: *Madman*? *Honky Chateau*?)

My advice would be to start with Captain Fantastic (the last truly
brilliant album Taupin and John made, IMO), then get Honky Chateau
and Tumbleweed Connection.

-Steven LeBeau
Got Pop? Music (ASCAP)

"Art should never try to be popular. The public should try to make
itself artistic" - Oscar Wilde


Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 03:09:39 +0200
From: "don device" <>
Subject: Unit-shifting product stream
Message-ID: <00c101c67ece$bb49da60$743e4251@computer>


Quoth Simon:
" I bought `Oranges and Lemons' on CD for the bargain price
of $30 Australian.  The same album cost Andy, Colin and Dave $400,000 US.
Would you ever believe in your Art to that extent?"

I'm not sure I understand: Would he believe in his OWN 'ART' that much to
incest it in himself? Or would he pay that much money for an XTC record? Or
for a Picasso?

We pay what we must to get what we want (when we can).

Personally, I pay little extra to get 'Warbles' from the IDEA site and not
from Virgin, but would I do that for myself? Would you?


don device
(investment couselor)
Todays tip: Buy Warbles for one dollar more than a picasso at name-your-own
virgin store

BTW: I feel as a dedicated consumer of XTC-related merchandise (including
the 'music' product) to recieve high-quality reordings and masterings on
durable material, with a song-list conforming more or less to that on the
disc. That is the minimum. But a boy can dream can't he? (cue music)

PS: Be careful talking about what the 'BAND' spends on making the record.
Usually it's the LABEL (until recently, with the rise of
professional(quality equipment at near-consumer prices), and tey charge a
hell of a lot more to the band than they really spent (renting rehearsal
space to thempselves, and chargin double, etc.. I once found out I was
charged 5 dollars (USo for a coke at a rcording session from a rare itemized


Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 09:46:17 +0100 (BST)
From: Mark <>
Subject: Re: Footie song
Message-ID: <>

> Here's a very good footie song from from
> toegazerland: Thousand Yard Stare -
> "No score after extra time." circa 1992

Thanks to Shep for bringing this to my attention, I
sorely miss Thousand yard stare, the song in question
is actually called "0-0 AET"



"Conspicuous consumption" Thorstein Veblen (Great Ideas Series)
"The conquest of new Spain" Bernal Diaz
"Diary of a man in despair" Friederich Reck-Malleczewen


Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 06:14:40 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: 11-17-70
Message-ID: <>


With all the talk of Elton John albums, I'm surprised that no one has
mentioned my favorite: 11-17-70, a live album recorded in front of a
small group of fans in the performance studio of WNEW-FM, back when FM
stations still had performance studios and FM was still cool. Verily,
this album rocks the house. It's Elton on piano and vocals, Nigel
Olssen on drums, and Dee Murray on bass. That's it. Playing spare and
raw arrangements, the band is young and hungry, and performs like
nobody's business. Grab it if you can find it.


Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
 Samuel Johnson, lexicographer (1709-1784)


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