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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 12, Number 25

                   Monday, 29 May 2006


                       Re: Pandora
                     All Together Now
                     Re: Double Dutch
               All Together Now (with Link)
      Re: Some musicians should be forced to retire
                     Jonesy's Jukebox
                  Freudian banana appeal
                     Ten main albums
                     Re: Going Dutch
                        Elton John


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Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 03:01:28 +0200
From: "don device" <>
Subject: Re: Pandora
Message-ID: <00b901c68129$15a8bce0$743e4251@computer>

Hi all,
Here, here, to Pandora...
I've been signed up for a week and it's truly impressive how it searches
your preferences based on the type/ composition,/ elements of your
Kwite fun,


Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 18:04:13 -0700
From: "Wayne Klein" <>
Subject: All Together Now
Message-ID: <BAY108-F9146E6345B847A8DB2D26F99F0@phx.gbl>

No XTC but a fun Beatles video featuring Englebert Humperdink, Bing Crosby
and Mitzi Gaynor mutilating classic songs.


Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 21:05:21 -0400
From: John Relph <>
Subject: Re: Double Dutch
Message-ID: <>

Mark Fisher <> wrote:
> 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.

"I am not [Dutch], I am Belgian."

Anybody who can provide a scan or a transcription of the interview
will receive my gratitude.

	-- John


Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 18:06:29 -0700
From: "Wayne Klein" <>
Subject: All Together Now (with Link)
Message-ID: <BAY108-F1D7D2C7D95BC84C956824F99F0@phx.gbl>

I'm losing my mind...I believe I forgot to include the link perhaps it was
hearing all of those bad performances of Beatles classics!


Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 21:09:41 -0400
From: John Relph <>
Subject: Re: Some musicians should be forced to retire
Message-ID: <>

On Monday, 2006, 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*?)

Life would not be worth living without "Elton John", the "black" album
with his face on the cover on a black background.  "Honky Chateau" is
underrated, though sometimes I cringe at its attempts at Americana.

Sometimes I wonder if a good Dr. John or Professor Longhair album
wouldn't be better.

	-- John


Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 18:09:46 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
From: "Alex M. Stein" <>
Subject: Jonesy's Jukebox
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.***

It's actually on from 12-2pm Pacific time and repeated from just after
5pm to just after 7pm.

He plays a surprising mixture of songs, frequently loses his place
(and has a voice and approach to the show that are in stark contrast
to the overly smooth, commercial, interchangeable DJ voices that have
taken over the rest of radio.  He also frequently brings his guitar
and plays songs (and makes up bizarre improvised ditties).  Oh yeah,
and he has call-in contests where he whistles old songs and invites
listeners to call in and identify them.

Not to be missed.



Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 03:31:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: Kzincat <>
Subject: Freudian banana appeal
Message-ID: <>

>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?

I think you meant 'invest', but the word you used was
just as appropriate...

Dave in Detroit

It is no longer possible to keep an interesting secret. The only real
way to maintain privacy is to be uninteresting. It may be that privacy
is a passing fad. -- Larry Niven on the Internet, about the Internet


Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 07:10:46 -0400
From: "Christopher R. Coolidge" <>
Subject: Ten main albums
Message-ID: <a06110403c09de331733b@[]>

"Simon Knight" <> wrote:
>There's 10 main XTC albums, and a few other compilations and releases.  For
>the sake of argument we'll say there's 22 releases.

That's funny, I count twelve. I'm not going to bother listing them
all, but basically there's six with Terry and six without. Which did
you miss or not consider "main albums?" Of course I'm not counting
EPs like 3D or 5 Senses. Hey, don't mind me, I'm just an XTC nerd. :-)

Chris Coolidge
President, Vermont Spiritualist Association


Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 17:57:08 +0100
From: Mark Fisher <>
Subject: Re: Going Dutch
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. :~)

Thanks for the offer, Robert. It was in Dutch and, er, that was exactly the
reason I didn't buy it. Maybe someone else out there will.


Date: Sun, 28 May 2006 23:09:47 -0400
From: "Christopher R. Coolidge" <>
Subject: Elton John
Message-ID: <a06110413c0a011f9bc59@[]>

Todd wrote:
>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.

Elton's my favorite(along with John Cale) when I'm stuck for material
at open mikes, I memorised Goodbye Yellow Brick Road note for note
when I was thirteen and I still know five or six songs from the album
well enough that I can pull them off on piano and sing them well if I
stick to the key of C or D, the easiest for my limited vocal range.
For listening, though, I'm very fond of Caribou, maybe because it was
his first album I got. True, the weird lyrics Bernie came up with for
much of the album warped my twelve year old mind("Solar prestige a
gammon/Kool kar kyrie kay salmon/Hair ring molasses
abounding..."brrr.) but "The Bitch Is Back" kind of describes the
Elton of today pretty well("I don't like those/My God, what's
that!"), "Ticking" is one of Bernie's most complex and chilling
lyrics ever, and "I've Seen The Saucers" and "Don't Let The Sun Go
Down On Me" showcase his arranging skills at snails pace tempos,
unlike, say, later 70's weepers like "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest
Word." And "Dixie Lily" is possibly the best country song he ever
wrote, he should have offered it to Jerry Lee Lewis. I have a soft
spot for A Single Man from '78, which is his first album without
Bernie, and the lyrics, mostly written himself with the help of one
Gary Osborne are to be kind, simpler, but as long as you don't expect
Bernie's way with words they're quite serviceable and fit the tone
and mood of the music very well. It's far from a major Elton John
album, but it's far more satisfying and consistent than all his 80's
albums with the possible exception of Too Low For Zero from '83 which
was at least solid and well-crafted(and had Bernie back in the fold
full time). After that, of course, substance abuse derailed his album
quality for the rest of the decade.

Chris Coolidge
President, Vermont Spiritualist Association


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