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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 13, Number 24

                   Monday, 4 June 2007


             Help YOU, Rhonda, you poor thing
                  Jarvis Cocker vs. XTC
                 Interview Album for sale
       The skinny on Monstrance; the fat on Falkner
"All Along the Watchtower" is the MySpace song of the week
             Mini SoCal Gathering July 21st!


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Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 23:10:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ryan Anthony <>
Subject: Help YOU, Rhonda, you poor thing
Message-ID: <>

It came to me! The tenth and final addition to the Top
Ten Names You Don't Want To Have In The Rock Era ...


With or without the haitch.

Ryan Anthony
An independent Internet content provider

P.S.: To Nigel Turner: Well posted, Chalkbro.

P.P.S.: What should we do to celebrate the upcoming
auspicious 07-07-07? How about we all, every one of us
-- yes, you lurkers in particular, as Andy might say
-- post to Chalkhills simultaneously?


Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 20:04:37 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Jarvis Cocker vs. XTC
Message-ID: <>

Really sorry if this has already been discussed, but I'm a lurker who
doesn't even get time to read all the Digests. I know I know I should
make time, but... then there's the myspace blogs to get through too!

Anyway, on to the subjuect of my mail:

Is it just me or can anyone else spot a similarity between the
acoustic guitar on the former Pulp frontman's Quantum Theory track and
Love On A Farmboy's Wages? Not being a musician myself all I can go on
is my ears and trying to place which bit of what track reminds me of
another. This Cocker track bugged me for a while, but now I'm
convinced it is Love On's slowed down nephew.

I know XTC are extensively plaguarised, nay ripped off, but I don't
find it so annoying when it's one of their less popular/known songs
that is nodded to.

Current XTC wise, can't get my head round this whole Moonstrance
thing. May buy it at some stage, but it's not exactly on my list of

Any replies would be appreciated and will give me cause to make sure I
read the digests.

Keep up the good work everyone else...


Paul Rodgers


Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 19:14:37 +0100
From: "Belinda" <>
Subject: Interview Album for sale
Message-ID: <019001c7a3af$8db2d460$c001a8c0@belinda402a39e>

Hi all

Look what I got for auction on ebay!

It's a Geffen produced Interview Album with Andy Partridge selling
Skylarking. That is to say, it's basically the SkyLarking Album (With Dear
God on it too) and in between each of the tracks is Andy telling us about
the tracks, wrapped either side with the Geffen man introducing and wrapping
up. It's one of those old fashioned black 12 inch diameter long playing
album jobbies which you can only play by putting it on one of those Record
Player TurnTable thingies and sticking some kind of a needle in the groove.
Turn the dial up to eleven though, just to be safe.

Belinda aka the PeckhamRose


Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 17:51:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: t harms <>
Subject: wtb
Message-ID: <>

I'm looking to buy Fuzzy Warbles 7 & 8 and Hinges (the
website only bonus disc).  I'm also interested if
somebody's looking to unload Monstrance.

I'm open to trades, too; I've got plenty of jazz,
improv jazz and some freaky stuff...

ted harms.

Homer: Jazz, pfft.  They just make it up as they go along.  I could do
       that: dee dee-dee dee dee dee dee, dee dee dee --
Marge: That's "Mary Had a Little Lamb".


Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2007 07:26:12 -0700
From: "Pastula Aaron" <>
Subject: The skinny on Monstrance; the fat on Falkner
Message-ID: <BAY139-F23FB60E4660F1B24B61A24A2230@phx.gbl>

Okay, I finally bought it, and here's my take:

In spite of some reviews and comments, Monstrance isn't bad by any means; in
fact, it has some really stellar moments, although I'm not sure I would have
released as much material on two discs as they did.  But I'm me, and they're
they, and that's their decision, innit.

In short, it's a busy work from which you can pull some great pieces of
inspiration while wading through minutes and minutes of easy pabulum, and
occasionally getting mired in mindless dreck.

Sort of like this mailing list.

Switching gears, does anyone know when the new Jason Falkner album will be
available in the US?  Should I hold my breath, or just order the Japanese
edition?  Anyone?  Anyone??



Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2007 18:06:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: "All Along the Watchtower" is the MySpace song of the week
Message-ID: <>


Over at the XTCfans MySpace site (, the
song of the week is "All Along the Watchtower.

If you want to know which Rolling Stones song might have replaced this
as XTC's sole cover song, and what it takes to do a good Johnny Winter
imitation, check out the XTCfans blog site at

You and I, we've been through that, and this is not our fate
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late



Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2007 22:04:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: Kathleen Davis <>
Subject: Mini SoCal Gathering July 21st!
Message-ID: <>

This is all we know so far:

   July 21st
   It will be fun
Time/place TBA soon! Please let me know if you are interested!



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