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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 12, Number 26

                   Sunday, 4 June 2006


                   Re: All Together Now
                        great song
                       Mr P's mojo
   Programme info about the Mellotrone happening on BBC
                 Booker T Gregory indeed
          10 + 12 = This Many (Holds Up Fingers)
               Re: Booker T Gregory indeed


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In like flint and styling.


Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 18:26:21 +0200
From: "don device" <>
Subject: incestments
Message-ID: <011801c6833c$9eff84a0$743e4251@computer>


Quoth Dave, quothing me:

">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..."

Nope, lapsus completely concious, thank you for noticing!



Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 12:54:00 -0400
Subject: Re: All Together Now
Message-ID: <>

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

I'll see your cheesy 70s Beatles tribute and raise you another cheesy
70s Beatles tribute featuring Cher, Tina Turner and Kate Smith

Think they'll ever do a modern day equivalent:  An XTC tribute medley
on American Idol?

Laurie Collins


Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 17:53:20 -0700
Subject: great song
Message-ID: <>

Hey all.

In following some links to see what Greg Kurstin was up to these
days, (went to school with him long ago, not sure if he remembers me)
I came across a myspace page devoted to his recent project with Inara
George (daughter of Lowell George of Little Feat fame). Check out
"I'm a Broken Heart" - great writing. Sounds like something from a
past era - very listenable. It appears the album won't be out for
some time, but at least that song and the other posted ones have some
staying power. They're also playing a couple dates here in L.A. in
June, I believe (Tangiers on Hillhurst) Inara's solo stuff is great,

also a more official web site


Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 04:53:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jamie Crampton <>
Subject: Mr P's mojo
Message-ID: <>

Greetings all.  Mojo magazine (UK version) reports
that, in the forthcoming section, there is this:-

Andy Partridge, Barry Adamson & Martyn Baker
Title: Monstrence
Due: July
Production: "No one"
Songs: TBC
The Buzz: Improvised music from Partridge (guitar) and
Shriekback men Adamson (keyboards) and Barker (drums).
 "We kept 90 minutes out of 8 hours of atmospheric,
scribbly noise, created by saying 'Is this tape on?
Go!'" says Partridge.  "The title is what they used to
transport holy relics around in".

No news of what label its on although I would guess
APE may be a possibility, anyone know anything more?


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Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 04:18:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: Kzincat <>
Subject: Programme info about the Mellotrone happening on BBC
Message-ID: <>


Sampledelica! The History Of The Mellotron
BBC Radio 4 Saturday 3 June 2006
10.30-11.00am BBC Radio 4

Launched in 1963, the Mellotron was the first music
sampler - an instrument that could capture and
play back other sounds. In this fascinating feature,
which contains new interviews with Sir Paul
McCartney, Paul Weller and Tony Banks from Genesis,
Mark Radcliffe examines the history of the Mellotron
and the part it played in British pop music history.
The programme examines the history of the instrument,
investigates its impact on the music business as the
earliest sampling technology and particularly how it
was adopted by bands in the early Seventies
progressive rock era. Tony Banks, the keyboardist
with Genesis, talks of his love/hate relationship
with the instrument, which proved notoriously
difficult to take on the road. Other contributions
come from Andy Partridge and David Gregory of XTC,
Ian McDonald, the keyboardist from King Crimson, and
Justin Haywood from The Moody Blues, who famously
used the instrument on Nights In White Satin.

Producer/Simon Jacobs
BBC Radio 4 Publicity

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: Sun, 4 Jun 2006 01:38:29 +1200
From: "Neil Sheppard" <>
Subject: Booker T Gregory indeed
Message-ID: <>

Stage fright? What stagefright?


Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2006 18:21:47 +1000
From: "Simon Knight" <>
Subject: 10 + 12 = This Many (Holds Up Fingers)
Message-ID: <BAY109-F79031430A3ACB12306D72D0960@phx.gbl>

Christopher Coolige called me on my dodgy maths:

>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?"

Oops, as you know I was talking out my arse again, which i so frequently do.
  It still wouldn't change my statistics enough to enable Andy to buy his
own psychedelic Rolls Royce.

But there's only 5 albums with Terry, isn't there?  Depends on if you're
counting 'Mummer' or not. 5 and 1 / 3?

I forgot about 'Apple Venus / Wasp Star', due to the long gap between
albums, where i'd got into the habit of thinking they were a '10 albumer'
band.  (I've got this tediously involved theory that great bands can only
sustain a high quality of work for around either a 10 albums or 10 year
maximum, and then everything goes to pot).

This leads to much discussion, bargaining away EPs and lesser albums,
justifying soundtracks as 'not real releases', and allowing anything that
allows the theory to work.  You know what music nerds are like.

For any band formed in the 90's and onwards, this rule goes out the window.
The cycle has sped up.  Try finding a band who doesn't burn out after 4
albums or so.


Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2006 12:49:15 -0400
From: "John Relph" <>
Subject: Re: Booker T Gregory indeed
Message-ID: <>

On 6/3/06, Neil Sheppard <> wrote:
> Stage fright? What stagefright?

I like Dave Gregory's guitar figure at 2:02.

         -- John


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