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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 12, Number 59

               Wednesday, 13 December 2006


                  Re: absolutely nothing
                 Andy and Robyn Hitchcock
                     Re: A gentle dig
        Re: Let's get Dave Gregory to Number One !
         Andy discusses "Senses Working Overtime"
                 Merry pug-mas everyone !
                    Dave Goes Top 20 !
   Damned if the Great Ape isn't also a fine cartoonist
                     peter boyle dies


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Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 20:02:51 -0800 (PST)
From: Steve <>
Subject: Re: absolutely nothing
Message-ID: <>

>Wes Long said:
>Andy Partridge, I am so damn mad at you. For the past
>twenty-plus years I've occasionally smacked down small
>wads of cash for XTC discs - and other than
>mindbogglingly creative life-altering music drenched
>in orgasmic wordplay and garbed in the most clever
>packaging conceivable - I've received absolutely
>nothing in return.
>You bastard.

Hear, hear! Absolutely nothing...

apart from the sanitation,

the medicine, education,

wine, public order,

irrigation, roads,

the fresh water system,

and public health.


Another Steve


Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 12:53:21 +0100
From: "don device" <>
Subject: Andy and Robyn Hitchcock
Message-ID: <006601c71abf$75ebc590$2a824251@computer>


I have it from the mouth of Robyn Hitchcock himself that he'll be seeeing
Andy soon and that their songs will see the (element of) light of day in
some form. he seemed to quite like them, though failed to play any in his
set here in Paris (minus the 'minus five' REM-ers et al).

He is also in proud(?) possession of one of our our own Jamie Lowes' XTC
Stickers, although he did seem a bit perplexed (island?) in asking me if
Jamie wanted him to give it to Andy...  Apparently Jamie tried to give it to
him in the States after a concert but noted theif Peter Buck stole it for
himself... For details contact Mr Lowe...

Some pop stars a greedy bastards, n'est ce pas? Take our Mr P...

device out


Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 05:35:01 -0800 (PST)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: Re: A gentle dig
Message-ID: <>


Independent Internet content provider Ryan Anthony theorized:
> Take a close look at the cover of Andy's "stamp
> album." Can we agree that the enthusiastic blond boy
> playing ride-'em-cowboy on the nose of the rocketship
> is an idealized representation of the great Ape
> himself? Okay, then, who's the black-haired little
> girl sitting demurely astern? As we learn more about
> Andy's undiminished drive to compose, collaborate, and
> record, and of a certain bass player's evident loss of
> interest in music, a forbidden thought takes shape:
> Could this be a gentle dig at Colin?

Given that Erica's a (rather attractive) brunette -- and a girl! --
I'd say it's more likely a tribute to her (behind every great man,

Nice try, though!

Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations.
 -Leo Buscaglia, author, speaker and professor (1924-1998)


Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2006 21:31:56 +0000
From: Jefferson Ogata <>
Subject: Re: Let's get Dave Gregory to Number One !
Message-ID: <>

Peter Fitzpatrick> There's a CD single out this week !  I think you'll
like it. A lot.

Just purchased and downloaded the high-quality (320Kb/s) Pugwash tracks
($3.95 USD) and they sound great! There's also a 192Kb/s version for
under $3. I hope it makes the Irish charts.

Thanks for the tip, Peter.

Jefferson Ogata : Internetworker, Antibozo


Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 18:55:51 -0800 (PST)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: Andy discusses "Senses Working Overtime"
Message-ID: <>


Over at the XTCfans MySpace site (, the
song of the week is "Senses Working Overtime.

If you want to know what '60s single inspired the chorus, as well as
why Colin was singing about Lady Di, check out the XTCfans blog site


And birds might fall from black skies / And bullies might give you
black eyes / And busses might skid on black ice / But to me it's very,
very beautiful...
 -Andrew Partridge, songwriter (1953- )


Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 00:17:21 +0000
From: Peter Fitzpatrick <>
Subject: Merry pug-mas everyone !
Message-ID: <>

As usual Dave was great company. What more can I say ?
Video of the Pugwash+Friends appearance on TV last Saturday.
"The Dave Gregory Side Project" ....

Up Late.


Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 17:06:29 +0000
From: Peter Fitzpatrick <>
Subject: Dave Goes Top 20 !
Message-ID: <>

It's Snowing Angels !

What has become known as the "Dave Gregory 2006 Side Project" <in-joke> has
reached the Top20 on the mid-week chart returns.

Who'd have thunk it ?

With a few more sales of the single it should be possible to get Top10 by
Thursday night.

Any single in the Top10 the week before Christmas has a cracking chance at
hitting number one.

So... if you haven't already... you know what to do!

Remember online sales count toward the chart regardless of your location and
all monies raised to toward the Brainwave charity

If you want to purchase online then follow this link :

If you use iTunes then search for 'Pugwash And Friends'


Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 23:54:45 -0800 (PST)
From: Ryan Anthony <>
Subject: Damned if the Great Ape isn't also a fine cartoonist
Message-ID: <>

Those of you who are musicians have described the
queer feeling, something akin to a blend of celestial
delight and infernal envy, you feel when you listen to
Andy Partridge's music.

Those of us whose axe is the Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph
instead of the guitar can now feel the same way,
because damned if the Great Ape isn't also a
remarkably able cartoonist.

Okay, we've known that since "How To Draw XTC," if not
before, but his latest is really impressive. He has
buried references to 32 XTC/Dukes/Dub Experiment/Three
Wisemen/Fuzzy Warbles songs in one drawing, and he
promises to give the original to the fan who does the
best job of naming those 32 songs.

Be aware that he might have thrown in one of his
collaborations with Martin Newell or Harold Budd, too,
and be aware also that the songs are not all Andy's
opera -- Colin's "Grass" is one of the 32.

The deadline is December 31, or 31 December, depending
on your chosen slice of the globe.

Here's the link:

Ryan Anthony
An independent Internet content provider

P.S.: It's a black-and-white drawing, but you ought to
assume that the Officer and the Beret are both blue.


Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 09:46:45 -0800
From: Steve <>
Subject: peter boyle dies
Message-ID: <>

peter boyle dies today

i quote:
"so long sucker...
it's time for me to go, bye"




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