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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 13, Number 31

                  Thursday, 26 July 2007


           XTC and the Gilmore Girls (reprise)
              Shopping on a Farmboy's Wages
If George & Giles Martin were to do a *Love* job on Genesis ...
      "Real by Reel" is the MySpace song of the week


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Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 08:40:29 +1200
From: "Neil Sheppard" <>
Subject: XTC and the Gilmore Girls (reprise)
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What is it with this show and XTC? Does anyone know who the fan is working
on the show? Wifey is still watching it (DVD from the library), and stacks
of the incidental music is XTC. Apart from the episode start I posted last
month, I was shown another episode, which  started with a non speaking
"Girls in the kitchen getting breakfast" skit, with "Earn enough for us" as
the backing music throughout.


Perplexed of Wellington.

P.S. I'm ex of Newport South Wales. We upped sticks back in '04 to NZ.. I
used to see a guy wandering around Goodrich Crescent back in Newport, who
could be seen regularly sporting a "Chalkhills" T-Shirt. I'm curious.
T-Shirt man - are you still on the list?


Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 23:58:06 +0000
From: "dunks58" <>
Subject: Shopping on a Farmboy's Wages
Message-ID: <>

Hi Chalkers. Still alive and kicking (sort of) - hope y'all are fine and

On a vaguely related tangent to the posts about recycling Andy's melodies
and hearing XTC stuff in shops ... I noticed recently that there is a
supermarket chain here in Australia (Coles? I think) uses an acoustic guitar
tag at the end of its ads which bears a VERY suspicious resemblance to the
signature riff from LOAFW. Also, my partner also had the bizarre experience
of shopping at a local supermarket recently and hearing the title track
from, of all things, Steely Dan's Everything Must Go over the PA. Ironic,
huh? What's going at Muzak?

Very excited about the Dan's Sydney concert -- only two months to go
(eeek!). Considering I've waited -- what? thirty-something  years ... now if
only Todd Rundgren would come out, and if only and Andy and Colin decided
that the retirement fund needed topping up and mounted a world tour and came
to Australia, I could die happy.



Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 22:02:52 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ryan Anthony <>
Subject: If George & Giles Martin were to do a *Love* job on Genesis ...
Message-ID: <>

Well, so much for the hope that everyone, including
the lurkers, would post on 070707. Maybe the problem
is that most folks don't want to talk if there's
nothing to talk about. And maybe that's not even a

A few Digests ago I gibed Paul McCartney for stealing
the empty-chair-on-the-cover idea from our own Becki
DiGregorio. But how many other empty chairs have
appeared on album covers? I can think of three:
Howlin' Wolf's self-titled 1962 Chess release, *Kiko*
by Los Lobos (Slash/Warner, 1992), and Don Edwards'
*West Of Yesterday* (Warner Western, 1996). Any

While we're all waiting for Colin to knock on Andy's
front door with a dozen new demos under his arm, if
you would fancy a fresh dose of what Genesis sounded
like as a five- and four-man group in the '70s, please
check out Unifaun, an anglophone Swedish duet. Yes,
just two guys -- sorta like Genesis itself, or that
hot combo from Swindon. They don't cover the
Banks/Collins/Gabriel/Hackett/Rutherford catalog, so
they refer to themselves, not as a tribute band, but
as a "Genesis soundscape project."

Unifaun is at MySpace at ...

... and its six songs can be heard in their entirety
for free or bought, in all but one case for US$0.75
each, at ...

Please listen to *To The Green Faerie*. Wow! You'll
think this is George & Giles Martin's next project
after *Love*.

Ryan Anthony
An independent Internet content provider


Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 18:07:07 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: "Real by Reel" is the MySpace song of the week
Message-ID: <>


Over at the XTCfans MySpace site (, the
song of the week is "Real by Reel."

If you want to know what the original lyrics to the song were, or whom
Andy thinks Dave is doing his best imitation of in the run-up to that
tasty guitar solo, check out the XTCfans blog site at

Now I lay me down to sleep
Knowing that your lenses peep...



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