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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 12, Number 33

                   Sunday, 30 July 2006


                  Dave Gregory Interview
                    A Million and One
        Another band that hasn't toured since 1982
                       XTC for Kids
                    XTC 45's For Sale
                      Convert Alert!
                       Help Needed
                      Get Well Soon
                 Ra Ra for songs for kids


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Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 20:10:30 +0100
From: stevesomerset <>
Subject: Dave Gregory Interview
Message-ID: <>

HI Folks,
There's an interview with Dave Gregory on my Monthly radio show - Steve
Somerset's Sonic Sixty. You can catch the show for the next three week every
Tuesday at noon est on Pure Pop Live 365.
Ironically the interview is about early Pink Floyd and was recorded a couple
of days before Syd departed.
It's an hour of bloody good music too (as is every show) so don't miss it!
Ta Ta for now!
Steve Somerset


Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 20:58:34 -0700
From: John Thomson <>
Subject: A Million and One
Message-ID: <>

...and I was completely startled by "One
of the Millions".... It's utter genius. And it
makes me sad that even most XTC fans don't really like the song...


The entrance sounds like bells from a church and the melody, you're
right, is utter genius. And really, it is a great comment on the
current state of politics (and the general state of the populace) in
the US.

Truly a wonderful song. And yes, I LOVE BUNGALOW!!!!!!!!

Love to all


Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars,
pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was
the object. This, our [1787] Convention understood to be the most
oppressive of all Kingly oppressions; and they resolved to so frame the
Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this
oppression upon us: Abraham Lincoln - Source: in an 1848 letter to
William Herndon.


Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 22:30:53 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ryan Anthony <>
Subject: Another band that hasn't toured since 1982
Message-ID: <>

XTC-spotting update: Syndicated talk radio financial
advisor Dave Ramsey (250 U.S. affiliates plus XM,
Sirius, and the Internet) uses "Wake Up" in his intro
theme on a rotating basis. This may not be new, but
it's new to me, and I don't think I've seen it
mentioned on the Hill.

Good to see a couple more mentions of Syd Barrett
here. In Digest No. 12-32, Jemiah Jefferson names the
Crazy Diamond as one of the "pure musical experiences"
she quested for which turned her "into a bitter,
sharp-tongued, lonesome mystic who literally breaks
down in tears when she finds someone else who gets as
stupid about, say, the Beatles as I do."

A bit of Beatleish trivia to make J.J. cry: Zak
Starkey will thump the tubs when Pete Townshend and
Roger Daltrey take The Who on the road later this year
for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century.

Hmm, what other band we all admire hasn't toured since
the early '80s?

Zak was already hot stuff when I caught him drumming
in Pop's All-Starr Band in 1992 behind such luminaries
as Todd Rundgren -- another XTC connection! -- and
Nils Lofgren and Joe Walsh.

Further down in the same Digest, Richard discusses
"Wyatting," or the playing of a song that empties a
bar: "Now, with the advent of the internet jukebox, so
many more oddball tracks can be downloaded. ... makes
me want to go out and search for 'Hatred' by Tonio K.
or 'Sexbomb' by Flipper! That'll educate a few folks!"

I hadn't seen or heard a reference to Flipper in more
than two decades, since my city's best
independent-minded progressive deejay soured on the
band, and stopped spinning its records, when he and it
had a nasty falling-out over the terms of a contract
under which he brought it to Tucson for a concert.
"Sex Bomb Baby" was pretty good. I don't think that
would empty out a bar full of forty-something children
of the Eighties.

Ryan Anthony
An independent Internet content provider


Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 23:20:03 -0700
From: Steve <>
Subject: XTC for Kids
Message-ID: <>

Cheryl wrote:
> I've decided it's time to bring XTC into my classroom.  I'm a
> preschool teacher and am trying to figure out some good songs to put
> together on a CD for my kids. I'm almost certain this has been
> discussed before but hopefully not recently.  If that's the case,
> please don't feel obligated to respond.
> However, if anyone has suggestions for a CD of XTC songs for kids I
> would love to hear them.

when my kids were that age they responded to "Down In The Cockpit."
...a little older and it was "I'd Like That" and "Bike Ride To The Moon"

"Scissorman" ...that'll keep em in line

Another Steve


Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 15:35:33 -0700 (PDT)
From: Michael Versaci <>
Subject: XTC 45's For Sale
Message-ID: <>


  My friend, Rick Avard has a few XTC 45's he would like to sell.

  I have uploaded a word doc here describing what he has for sale:

  He is a good guy and a pleasure to deal with.

  Please email him here  if you are interested.
Please don't email me...

  Michael Versaci


Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 01:45:22 +0200
From: "don device" <>
Subject: Convert Alert!
Message-ID: <038e01c6ac56$97fd1b70$743e4251@computer>

Salut All!

Just wanted to inform you that not only is my new girlfriend lovely,
intelligent (aerospace Engineer by enducation) and takented Opera Singer (by
vocation), she is now an XTC FAN!!!

I'll be 40 in September and in 2a years of trying she is MY FIRST CONVERT
(and believe me I knocked myself out on every girlfriend I could get my,
erm, hands on!)

She also 25 and Russian, so let' shear it for a new generation of fans in
the ex-USSR!

I wonder if I can get a percentage of royalmites now?

(quite chuffed with himself!)


Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 21:06:38 +0100 (BST)
From: Rory Wilsher <>
Subject: Help Needed
Message-ID: <>

Hello Hillians

Delurking for a while (I may not post often, but,
trust me, i still read regularly)...
I'm wondering whether anyone can help me?

Some time ago, someone complained about the Wikipedia
entry on XTC, and it containing factual inaccuracies.
It appears now to have been updated (at least, I can't
see anything wrong with it). Does anyone have the
original Wiki entry cached or saved?

The reason I ask is that I have written an entry on
XTC for h2g2 (
). I hope this is factually accurate - if someone
spots anything wrong, please let me know! This entry
is referenced by Wiki. What I want to know is whether
the updated, factually accurate Wiki entry relied
purely on my h2g2 piece, but I can't do that without
the original version of the Wiki article.

Can anyone help?

Rory Wilsher


Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 03:24:52 -0700
From: Steve <>
Subject: Get Well Soon
Message-ID: <>

Accident during mixing.
What an unfortunate event.
When someone has tinnitus it is there around the clock when awake.
Generally, people overtime get used to it as their brain learns to
ignore it.
For someone who loves sound it is a double change, at least temporarily.
Let's hope the treatments work.
Dear. Dear.

Another Steve


Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 05:12:49 -0400
From: "David Pardue" <>
Subject: Ra Ra for songs for kids
Message-ID: <BAY114-F291003A091F736229C21C2A65B0@phx.gbl>

Cheryl doth writ:
>However, if anyone has suggestions for a CD of XTC songs for kids I
>would love to hear them.

I would suggest "My Weapon".

So totally kidding!  Nice to see you back Cheryl, and I figured if you can
unlurk, so can I.  I also owe you an email.  :-)


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