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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 12, Number 28

                 Wednesday, 14 June 2006


                     Re: Soundtracks
         2 benders + malfuntion = 1 synchronicity
                         Re: OGWT
         New Nines and Andy Partridge connection
                        Paste Pot


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Looks as if your nine lives have left town.


Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2006 16:10:11 +0200
Subject: Picknits
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Hi people of the collines de craie,

In #27, Krys wrote:

>I would have thought that the BBC would have better fact checkers but
guess I was wrong. The keyboardist of the Moody Blues was not
Swindon's own, Justin Hayward (misspelled below as 'Haywood' tsk tsk)
but Mike Pinder

I tripped over this statement, too, until I read it the 2nd time
through and saw Justin Hay*wood*.  Then I realized that it was just a
poorly written and/or edited piece of info.  The sentence does not say
"Haywood" played the Mellotron, but rather that the Moody Blues used
it.  It says this very confusingly.  But then, just ask Barry
"Adamson" about poorly written blurbs, I'm sure he could tell you a
thing or two.

I kinda think that a] either Mike Pinder just isn't talking too much
about the MBs nowadays (he didn't participate in the interviews issued
with the "Big 7" remasters), or b] since Justin Hayward and John Lodge
have effectively wrested all control of the MBs from the others --
despite the obvious deficiencies of this strategy, such as oodles of
crap Lodge songs on every record ("john songs" in a different sense of
the word) supporting Hawward's output of dwindling quality -- no one
doing the radio interviews knew if any of the other Moodies were still

Au revoir,



Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2006 08:11:26 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: Re: Soundtracks
Message-ID: <>


President (Chris) Coolidge said:
> Well, Andy didn't have any released soundtracks(since he was fired
> from James & The Giant Peach)

Not so! Disney offered him the gig, but the terms were so awful
(Disney wanted to own all the songs outright, Andy would get no future
royalties) that he passed. Now, it's another argument that maybe he
should have taken the gig just to get his name out there, but he
doesn't think so, even now.


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


Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2006 08:54:23 -0700 (PDT)
From: Laura Hamons <>
Subject: 2 benders + malfuntion = 1 synchronicity
Message-ID: <>

- Bender 1: Been spinning Wasp Star pretty exclusively for about 2
  weeks now. Sounds great after a few months breather. The Wheel and
  the Maypole currently hold #1 position for me of all songs known to

- Bender 2: All books by Kathleen Norris: "Kathleen Norris was the
  most interesting novelist of the feminine and matriarchal
  sentimentalist essentialism in the 1910s and 1920s; vastly

- Persistant malfunction: my car cd player just quits in the middle of
  a song.

So, I'm driving along listening to Church of Women, noticing a
harmonious relationship with the lyrics to the ideals and feelings
expressed by Kathleen Norris' fiction. Her main characters always want
so much to do the right thing, want to make their husband happy and
want to create a beautiful home - while also sort of having to accept
a life that is less than they dream is possible, due to whatever the
obstruction is between men and women that makes it so hard to

So,  A.P. queries "Like us men, like us men, will they ever like us
men?" - and then SILENCE - the cd player quits....... spooky, eh?!

The moral of this story - Listen to The Wheel and The Maypole TODAY!
CDplayers decay. Books from 1920 turn brown and fall to dust.

One last thing: "Life is easier than you'd think; all that is
necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable,
and bear the intolerable. In spite of the cost of living, it's still
popular." Kathleen Norris


Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2006 17:25:53 +0100
From: "Richard Hall" <>
Subject: Re: OGWT
Message-ID: <008d01c68be1$612b7be0$0200a8c0@acerb0474dc4d4>

> Does anyone know all of the songs that were recorded during these old
> grey sessions released and unreleased?

They showed All Along theWatchtower from OGWT on a recent BBCDylan


Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2006 15:53:55 -0400
From: "david henwood" <>
Subject: New Nines and Andy Partridge connection
Message-ID: <BAY119-F238219FC716E34B8A73509C1880@phx.gbl>

Just got my own copy of the new Nines album from cdbaby and I have to say
that while I was totally psyched about the Andy Partridge connection, the
new album is just stunning in its own right. The Jason Falkner production is
all over this...can't say enough. I had heard outtakes etc, but can not
recommend this enough. LOVE these guys. David


Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 09:51:44 -0700
From: Wesley Hanks <>
Subject: Paste Pot
Message-ID: <>

Subscribers to Paste Magazine's "Culture Club" podcast  latest
installment (June 6) were treated to an Andy Partridge interview,
kicking off their "100 Greatest Songwriters" issue.

Subscribe/download through iTunes or Paste's website.



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