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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 13, Number 34

                  Monday, 27 August 2007

Topics:

                       XTC MUSICAL?
                  I'm Okay, You're Okay
    Chips from the Chocolate Fireball 33 1/3 Proposal
"All of a Sudden (It's Too Late)" is the MySpace song of the week
               King For A Day MySpace page
                 One more for the gallery
                       John Safran

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Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2007 15:05:21 -0700
From: miles tackett <milestackett@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: XTC MUSICAL?
Message-ID: <98324605-4B42-470B-AA89-105212A28B2D@sbcglobal.net>

Hello,
i am a longtime fan from los angeles.

i simply would like to suggest an idea that i feel would make natural
sense and would possibly preserve the brilliant music they have made
for the last 20 years or so.

An XTC musical!HUH?
there are so many songs that could work to make up a really kool
musical.
i'm not even one for musicals myself but i can see this glaringly clear.

Maybe called the Mayor of simpleton or whatever.apple venus and
skylarking have so many songs that would work.ofcourse the other
albums have tons of great songs that could work as wll but to me
those two have a lot of connection yet different.both have songs that
seem perfectly suited.

think about "but i can't own her" thats a scene out of a classic
movie.definetelly cinematic.

enough of my rambling.
if it is possible to pass this idea on to Andy and colin great other
wise just and idea i needed to get out my head.
far fetched maybe.
hope not.

thanks much,miles tackett
milesombass@hotmail.com

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Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 19:54:54 -0700
From: "Pastula Aaron" <pastula12@hotmail.com>
Subject: I'm Okay, You're Okay
Message-ID: <BAY139-F25548F2FB2EC4C6A18F02FA2DF0@phx.gbl>

Well, I broke down and bought Jason Falkner's new album, which somehow still
isn't available in the US, and the very first track is arguably the best pop
song of the last 10 years.

I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'.

AP

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Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2007 02:53:58 -0400 (EDT)
From: Paul Margach <paulmargach@yahoo.ca>
Subject: Chips from the Chocolate Fireball 33 1/3 Proposal
Message-ID: <279642.56043.qm@web33415.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

Hi:

Here's a link to my rejected pitch for Continuum's 33 1/3 series on
*Chips from the Chocolate Fireball*:

http://paulmargach.blogspot.com/2007/03/my-exercise-in-literary-musicologist.html

They also deep-sixed three seperate *Skylarking* proposals and one
for *English Settlement* - does anyone have access to those?

Paul

"Don't you need a camera?"

"I am a camera."

	- Geoff Dyer, Out of Sheer Rage

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Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2007 17:19:17 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Bernhardt <beat_town@yahoo.com>
Subject: "All of a Sudden (It's Too Late)" is the MySpace song of the week
Message-ID: <894039.55272.qm@web32015.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

Hi:

Over at the XTCfans MySpace site (http://www.myspace.com/xtcfans), the
song of the week is "All of a Sudden (It's Too Late)."

If you want to know what the band's new "toys" were on this album, or
which '60s single influenced some of his singing on the song, check
out the XTCfans blog site at http://blog.myspace.com/xtcfans.

Love's not a product you can hoard or pack a suitcase with
It's more a way you have to give

-Todd

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Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 13:42:38 -0500
From: Richard <rjpa1@tx.rr.com>
Subject: King For A Day MySpace page
Message-ID: <46C9E09E.8090504@tx.rr.com>

Chalkers,

I have put up a Mice Pace page for King For A Day.  It goes "live" on
September 1, 2007.

http://www.myspace.com/kingforadayxtctribute

I will rotate the songs out periodically (once a month right now but
more frequently when more people visit).

Starting around the first of the year, I would like to reserve one song
space for XTC cover songs that are not on King For A Day.  So, contact
me if you have something to contribute.

If you contributed to any of the XTC tributes that I produced (all of
which are included on the King For A Day mp3 CD) and have a MySpace
page, let me know and I will post a link to your page when your song is
posted.

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the King For A Day mp3 CD
(140+ songs!), send me a message.

Cheers,
Richard

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Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 15:52:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ryan Anthony <hamsterranch@yahoo.com>
Subject: One more for the gallery
Message-ID: <327550.92347.qm@web51405.mail.re2.yahoo.com>

One more for the gallery of empty chairs on album
covers, then I'll stop flogging this wounded horse:
*Ride The Lightning* by Metallica.

http://www.amazon.com/Ride-Lightning-Metallica/dp/B000002H2H

Song currently worming its way into my head and
becoming a favorite: "I Don't Want To Be Here," from
Stamp Album Vols. 2 and 8.

Ryan Anthony
An independent Internet content provider

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Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 22:48:58 -0700
From: Phil Corless <phil@pkmeco.com>
Subject: John Safran
Message-ID: <6.0.1.1.2.20070824224450.02366200@mail.adelphia.net>

XTC gets a mention in this video from comedian John Safran...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRmC0DaE6rE

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