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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 12, Number 30

                   Friday, 7 July 2006


                    Sound of Superman
                        the nines
        The Bears & The Nines & even a little XTC
                HAND ACTOR PART on release


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Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 09:42:09 -0400
From: John Relph <>
Subject: Sound of Superman
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Completists should note that the new tribute compilation from Rhino
called "Sound of Superman" includes a cover of The Dukes Of
Stratosphear's "Brainiac's Daughter".  The song is performed by Royal,
the latest project from Matt Mahaffey (ex-Self).  Matt Mahaffey also
collaborated with Jason Falkner in a tribute to The Dukes Of
Stratosphear called The Dukes Of Silverlake at the International Pop
Overthrow festival at Spaceland on July 27, 2004.

Check out the album at


	-- John


Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 14:23:13 -0400 (EDT)
From: tom serenz <>
Subject: the nines
Message-ID: <>

Big Nines fan here as well and am loving the new album, Calling
Distance Stations. "Receiving me" by Partridge and Eggers of the Nines
IS a great song...all the songs are extremely hooky and are kind of a
cross between XTC and Paul McCartney circa 1970. Jason Falkner's
mixing is definitely heard here as well. they are streaming some of
this on

  I'm waiting now for Jason's new one....oh yes, and of course Andy's.


Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2006 09:29:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: John <>
Subject: The Bears & The Nines & even a little XTC
Message-ID: <>

Great to hear someone mention The Bears here.  I got to see them in
'88 - I think - and had them all autograph their first album cover for
me which I have framed in my office. Rob Fetters has always had one of
my favorite voices of any singer and he's a kick-ass guitar player
that can hold his own against Adrian.  Glad to hear a 4th CD is on the
way soon.

After hearing about The Nines here for a while I FINALLY got a hold of
the new CD and the one just before it and they're both great.  It is
very true that the singer at times sounds JUST like Andy.

Random XTC content - I live in Los Angeles and over 4th of July
weekend we went up to the Universal Citywalk complex to get something
to eat and let our two year old run around in the fountain there and I
was trying to get through the maze of people there I suddenly heard
"Bike Ride To The Moon" blasting out of the P.A. system - Holy Dukes
of Stratosphear, Batman!  Plus, it seems like every time I go into
this one shoe store near our apartment there is an XTC song on the
sound system -- I even heard "I'd Like That" (I think that was it) in
a drug store not long ago.

Oh, and the other day one of my co-workers (in his mid-20's vs. my
mid-40's) comes to me and says he needs me to settle a bet:  "Who sang
'Making Plans For Nigel'?" he asks me.  Not only could I give him the
group, but the album name and side/track listing!  Hmmm, I just
realized that I didn't get a share of whatever he won.  Oh, well.

Okay, that's my first post in forever and so off I go back to Lurkdom.




Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 00:22:43 +0100
From: "Daniel Prendiville" <>
Subject: HAND ACTOR PART on release
Message-ID: <00b001c6a153$17b42fc0$0401a8c0@042982220287>

Hi, folks,

Daniel Prendiville's new CD, HAND ACTOR PART, is finally on release.
Initially, it will only be available via the Reincheque Recordings website
(, but it will be available from other sources
very shortly.

The album will be available as either an audio CD or as an MP3 CD with
additional tracks. Both versions cost EUR 15 incl. P&P. Paypal is perfectly

Hope you enjoy what you here!


Reincheque Recordings -
Skype - reincheque


Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2006 18:51:52 +0200
Subject: Dying
Message-ID: <>

Hello people of the collines de craie,

This isn't a very "up" post, but I felt I could share it with you,
since we are bound by a common interest.  Two weeks ago, my father
died a terrible, painful death after a 2 1/2-year fight with cancer.
I returned to the USA for the memorial services and to be with my
family, to give strength where I could and to receive it when I
needed.  It is a deeply emotional experience, and horribly draining.

On top of that, they expect a eulogy from family members.  I tried to
say what I wanted to say, but at the end I gave up, and I ended up
quoting two poets I love (Hermann Hesse ["Bruder Tod" and "Manchmal"]
and Erich Fried ["Abschied"]), and two others we all do.  I used both
"Dying" and "The Wheel and the Maypole"; I almost used bits of "Easter
Theatre" and "Sacrificial Bonfire" as well.  They comforted me when I
needed it, provided me with words to name my pain with.  Thank you,
Andy and Colin.

Au revoir,



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