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Subject: Chalkhills Digest #12-9

          Chalkhills Digest, Volume 12, Number 9

                Tuesday, 28 February 2006


                    Re: Under My Coat
                    Your moment of zen
                    Re: nonsuch demos
                      Andy & Robyn!
                    Story of New Wave
                       simple songs
         Milk and Honey Band album on Rough Trade


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Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 09:15:02 -0800 (PST)
From: Mark Burnell <>
Subject: Re: Under My Coat
Message-ID: <>

hidden tracks ??  what hidden tracks ?? can someone fill me in on the
details ?  i've never come across 'em in all my repeated playings of
this wonderful boxed set...

  Mark B in NYC

Chalkhills <> wrote:
>Finally, many of us know about the hidden tracks on discs 2 & 3 of
>"Coat/Cupboard". But when I was burning some selections for a comp
>for a friend, my burning software flashed up some kinda message that
>there is a ROM component on the disc. I fiddled about but couldn't
>find anything out of the ordinary. Has anyone discovered any ROM-type
>stuff that we should know about?


Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 12:34:08 -0500
From: "David Pardue" <>
Subject: Your moment of zen
Message-ID: <BAY107-F1276177C14251BA9B21460A6FD0@phx.gbl>

I'm not sure how else to explain this short video that appeared on the web
page of Ben Eshbach (lead singer of the Sugarplastic) but enjoy...

(from Ben's page:


Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 18:14:05 +0000 (GMT)
From: Chris Clee <>
Subject: Re: nonsuch demos
Message-ID: <>

> Up until Nonsuch, the band's writing really connected with me with an
> astonishingly high success rate, (there's not a dud song on the three albums
> before it), so Nonsuch was a bit of a disappointment for me personally - a
> lot of the songs don't emotionally connect as strongly as I was previously
> used to, though i think the flat production has a lot to do with it.

Nowt up with t'production in my view.....:-?

> Now I can only view Nonsuch as a lost opportunity.  What I wish it was,
> rather than what it is.  I;m sure I wouldn't have this problem if I didn't
> know what else was out there.
> Anyone else think like this?

Nope, you've just dissed my favourite album by far.......strange (well maybe
not,) the way people differ in their musical views. No lost opportunities here,
just pure genius...

oh yeah, and it was the only decent album in the car on my honeymoon ;-)


rock on peter.........:-)


Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 16:48:39 EST
Subject: Andy & Robyn!
Message-ID: <>

Beep-Bleeeep......Beep-Bleeeep (sound of radar as I ascend from the depths of

Gott-DAMN!  I've thought for years that if Andy and Robyn wrote/recorded
together it would be:
a. Brilliantly demented
b. Dementedly brilliant
c. I would be EXTREMELY happy
d. All of the above

The outtakes alone would be entertaining!  Are they doing interviews


Steve "Giddy in Austin" Oleson


Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 07:55:07 -0000
From: "Jonathan Bean" <>
Subject: Story of New Wave
Message-ID: <000c01c6384e$778a1360$5c804c51@Family>

Anybody else catch Andy talking this week on BBC Radio 2's new 3 part series
"Story of New Wave"? Saturday nights at 8.30pm (GMT). Great show, with Gang
of Four, Killing Joke, and plenty more as well as our guys. You can 'listen
again' on the BBC website. Part 2 is this coming Saturday - Andy again
according to the trailers!

Jonathan Bean


Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 14:47:28 -0000
From: Adrian Ransome <>
Subject: simple songs
Message-ID: <>

In Chalkhills #12-8 Benjamin Gott mentions the exciting news that Monsieur
Le Partridge is working with Robyn Hitchcock (hopefully not on yet another
doomed collaborative project), of particular interest is one of the songs
Ben namechecks, viz: "Turn Me On Deadman".

If - in an idle hour or seven - one takes oneself off to - "The Hardest Puzzle On The Internet" and
manages to navigate successfully to Level 9 (the title of the page is
Revolution and the actual HTML file is named paulisdead.htm - there's some
kind of Flab 4 theme here) one might find that by clicking on the number
nine at the top left of the image and entering "turnmeon" as the username
and "deadman" as the password, one could proceed to Level 10. I'm guessing
that recently either Andy or Robyn have had a lot of spare time on their
hands in which to surf to obscure internet sites; play deliberately
obfuscatory, densely impenetrable puzzle games and then go off and write
some songs.

Me? I gave up at the point where I was staring cluelessly at a photo of a
pan of meat in an oven... or perhaps that was just dinnertime.



Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 14:03:40 -0800 (PST)
From: david arnold <>
Subject: Milk and Honey Band album on Rough Trade
Message-ID: <>

Shortly after hearing that the Milk and Honey Band had
signed to Ape, I found a copy of its "Round the Sun"
album for 99 cents used here in Houston, TX.  It came
out in 1994, and I recommend it highly.  Has anyone
else heard of this album (or any other old stuff by
the band)?

- David, longtime lurker


Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 13:50:19 +0000
From: stevesomerset <>
Message-ID: <>

Greetings Chalksters
The video for HARK! is now  available to view at

And don't forget to check out the new Shadow Kabinet page at My Space. Three
FREE tracks to download!



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