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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 13, Number 37

                 Tuesday, 2 October 2007


                        Tex Dubbo
                      Andy and opera
   "Then She Appeared" is the MySpace song of the week
                 Then She Appeared Twice
               XTC sighting in Police movie
        Martin Newell Interview on Rock Town Hall
                    shameless commerce
                  The new site is here!


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Then she appeared / Like a note struck from the Liberty Bell.


Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 09:12:20 +0100
From: Adrian Ransome <>
Subject: Tex Dubbo
Message-ID: <>

Hello you.

Those of you on the knife-edge seat-edge of 1997 fashion and technology will
remember the "mash-up" where bedroom boffins with the ability to count up to
4 (and free access to their dad's record collection or PC with a copy of
Napster) would use their computers to "mash" together "songs" by different
"artists" to make something that sounds like a complete and utter tuneless

One such protagonist - Mark Vidler of Go Home Productions (widely regarded
as the best masher upper) - has now had enough of mashing it up and has put
up ALL of his back catatalogue for free download.

"So what?" I hear you cry. "I like proper music made by real, proper musical
people:- folks who write their own songs, play their own instruments and
sing their own lyrics - oh and I like Backstreet Boys too, but don't tell
anyone on the list."

Well, this Mark Vidler chap has produced a virtual CD featuring not one, but
TWO remixes of Xtc tracks (Real by Reel and Living Through Another Cuba) a
couple of mash-ups that look like they feature an Xtc track ("You Make Me
Feel Xtc" & "Making Plans for Vinyl") and, reading through the notes on the
page where these dowloads are listed, he's spent some time with Mr Partridge
himself and is a bit of an Xtc fan. The artwork for CD11 - Unofficial
Remixes 2 looks a little familiar too.

So, if it sounds like your cup of Earl Grey - go, go GO! to Go Home
Productions and download some Xtc-themed mash-ups today.
(Beware, you will easily reach your limit on the free download service

(I am not affiliated with Go Home Productions etc...)


p.s. Whatever happened to Anonymous Bosch?


Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 22:31:16 -0700 (PDT)
From: Benjamin Lukoff <>
Subject: Andy and opera
Message-ID: <>

> From: Jeff Eby <>
> I think I've read/ heard other interviews where he said he's not
> interested but that he has been getting some weird ideas about writing
> an Opera... despite the fact that doesn't like Opera. Can't remember a
> specific reference to link to... I think maybe it came up once during
> the song discussions at the Myspace blog

Might have been mentioned there--I know he mentioned it in the interview I
conducted with him around the release of the Fuzzy Warbles box:

"Part of me would actually fancy doing an opera. I detest opera, but I
kind of like the idea of taking a type of thing (because I don't like
using the word "genre"), a type of thing that you don't necessarily enjoy
and getting right into it and using the challenge of that to write
something that's better than the people who are supposed to be good at


Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 19:01:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: "Then She Appeared" is the MySpace song of the week
Message-ID: <>


Over at the XTCfans MySpace site (, the
song of the week is "Then She Appeared</b>."

If you want to know the name of the "band" that first recorded the
song, or what the name of the next XTC album would be, check out the
XTCfans blog site at

Then she appeared
Out of nowhere...



Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2007 09:10:25 -0500
From: Richard <>
Subject: Then She Appeared Twice
Message-ID: <>

  In conjunction with Todd's interview with Andy Partridge about "Then
She Appeared" (which can be found at, I
have loaded two great cover versions of the song, one by Endre Tarczy
and the other by The Morningwood Brother's Auxilary. The third song is
Peter Fitzpatrick's cover of "Making Plans For Nigel." The last track is
just Andy being Andy. It is an Omnibus-era, caffeine-jangled "outtake"
of Andy in the vocal booth to set recording levels and, taking his time
getting to the actual singing, knocks those in the control room out of
their chairs with laughter.

Check it:

As more people link to the King For A Day page, I will change the songs
with more frequency, so share this with those who might like it.

Richard Pedretti-Allen


Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2007 10:40:00 -0500
From: "jxnsmom" <>
Subject: XTC sighting in Police movie
Message-ID: <001601c80441$54218f50$0300a8c0@NICKELFAMILY>

For all you uber-completists out there, I just watched "Everyone Stares: The
Police Inside Out," Stewart Copeland's recept movie release documenting the
early years of the Police on tour, and I noted two appearances of Andy
Partridge -- once on a tour bus, and once backstage at a gig in Spain. He
speaks just a bit.



Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2007 12:30:51 -0400
From: <>
Subject: Martin Newell Interview on Rock Town Hall
Message-ID: <>

An interview with Martin Newell is now up on Rock Town Hall. What a
good guy Martin is, not that I'm surprised. Thought some of you might
enjoy this. His new album, A Summer Tamarind, is very good.



Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 06:55:35 -0500
From: "James Lowe" <>
Subject: shameless commerce
Message-ID: <BAY116-DAV11460AC4531FC8594A1A98BEAE0@phx.gbl>

Dear Chalkholders;

Do to a number of reasons we are forced to raise the price of our world
famous XTC bumper stickers.  But because you are the loyal Chalkhills crew
you can still get you're hands on one of these priceless gems at the same
price until October 31, 2007 just $4 US & $5 Export .  After Halloween the
price goes up $1 on both US and Export Orders.   Just point your browser
here and claim your very own.
We gladly accept Pay Pal.

In addition, if you are a Guitar player check out my friend John's site

XTC content...  Isn't about time we had a new Album from those guys?
Something, anything would be a real treat.

Best Regards,

Jamie Lowe

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you
think about that, you'll do things differently. - Warren Buffett


Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 04:15:27 -0700
From: "Fano Guitars " <>
Subject: The new site is here!
Message-ID: <>

As you may know, the Fano Guitars website has been down for quite some
time. I'm happy to announce that it is finally back online! Check it
out at



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