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          Chalkhills Digest, Volume 13, Number 7

               Wednesday, 14 February 2007

Topics:

               "Spirit of the Forest" Video
                      I Got The News
                   XTC officially done
   "Statue of Liberty" is the MySpace song of the week
                      Robert on Andy
                 The Police world tour...
          RE: The Police world tour... An oops!
               obscure Andy and Dave tracks
                      Apples on Andy

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Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2007 13:52:28 +0000
From: Mark Fisher <mark-fisher@blueyonder.co.uk>
Subject: "Spirit of the Forest" Video
Message-ID: <C1F22D1C.D57D%mark-fisher@blueyonder.co.uk>

> I never knew that there was a video for the song "Spirit of the Forest"
> which features our lads from Swindon.  But there was!  Too bad the song is
> ... not my favorite, let's say.
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxkbNpN8XM8

Thanks for the link. It's a truly horrible song, but isn't it amazing that
Kate Bush still manages to be fantastic with her single line?

--
Mark

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Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 18:15:03 +0100
From: don device <device@noos.fr>
Subject: I Got The News
Message-ID: <760F3710-6EA3-4537-944F-CB421253B3BC@noos.fr>

Chalk-all,

Andy, in a disturbing Onion AV interview;

http://www.avclub.com/content/node/58367

Best,

dd

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Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 12:27:36 -0800 (PST)
From: The Colonel <captainextraneous@yahoo.com>
Subject: XTC officially done
Message-ID: <20070209202736.50209.qmail@web34114.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

So of course I've had my suspicions for a while, but
it was still pretty depressing to see it made somewhat
official...

http://www.avclub.com/content/node/58367

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Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 17:23:49 -0800 (PST)
From: Todd Bernhardt <beat_town@yahoo.com>
Subject: "Statue of Liberty" is the MySpace song of the week
Message-ID: <154964.60109.qm@web32003.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

Hi:

Over at the XTCfans MySpace site (http://www.myspace.com/xtcfans), the
song of the week is "Statue of Liberty."

If you want to know which bands Andy had in mind when he wrote this
one, and why "the 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' soundtrack has got a lot
to answer for," check out the XTCfans blog site at
http://blog.myspace.com/xtcfans.

You've been the subject of so many dreams
Since I climbed your torso...

-Todd

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Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 11:37:26 -0500
From: Ben Gott <bgott@rectoryschool.org>
Subject: Robert on Andy
Message-ID: <C1F75376.15BB%bgott@rectoryschool.org>

Gang,

Here's an excerpt from The Onion A.V. Club's interview with Robert
Schneider:

AVC: Speaking of XTC, whatever happened to your collaboration with Andy
Partridge? Why didn't any of that stuff end up on his new demos box set?

RS: We never actually finished recording anything together. At the time, it
was frustrating, but the experience with Andy was incredible. He's one of
the most creative, affable, clever, funny, youthful people I've ever met. We
would basically write songs over the phone together once or twice a week,
and we got together one time in Swindon, where he lives in England, to start
recording in his studio. But here's something that was irritating and
possibly illuminating about the whole situation: I was supposed to be at his
house at 11:00 a.m., but I got lost in traffic, and I didn't wind up getting
there till 2:00 p.m. We had an amazing daywe stayed up till 3 a.m., just
playing records and guitar, having a great time. We were really hitting it
off, and I left feeling exhilarated. The next day, my manager told me, "Andy
called me and said, 'Robert was late.'" That's all he said about this
beautiful day we had. I understand that's very frustrating to Andy. He's
very organized. I hope this doesn't sound bitter, because I'm not bitter. It
could have just been Andy's manager trying to protect him from this
irresponsible punk kid.

Anyway, when we were in England touring on Velocity Of Sound, I was going to
go to Andy's on my own time and record with him for a week. But his manager
said, "There'll be no more work on this project until you get the demos
done." He kept insisting on me doing demos, but in general, I'm
philosophically opposed to doing them. My whole point was, "I'm going to be
in England. Let's do the demos together." I'm sure Andy was a little miffed,
and his manager blew it out of proportion. From my end, we're still on good
terms, but from Andy's end, we're probably not. [Laughs.] But we did write
30 songs together that were pretty strong. He's the most amazing guy in the
world.

Read more here:

[ http://www.avclub.com/content/node/58508 ]

And remember the pilot for Jon Brion's show on VH-1?  You don't?  Probably
because it never aired.  Well, you can watch it here.  Thanks, YouTube!

[ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV7W6N3IYjg ]

I played XTC and only XTC all day Saturday.  It was great.

-Ben

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Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 15:51:50 -0000
From: "Paul" <paul@piglobal.com>
Subject: The Police world tour...
Message-ID: <51C8A2E4C8C1D948BC9BCAB79EA4AD8D019CB573@pimail-ii.pi-design.com>

... maybe they need a support band?

Andy, go on go on go on go on go on go on go on go on go on go on go on
go on go on go on go on go on go on go on go on go on go on go on go on
go on go on go on go on!

Actual but not-too uncommon XTC content...

Turned on radio at about 00:30 on Saturday night, BBC Radio 2,
"Whispering" Bob Harris was playing "Senses Working Overtime". Described
Andy as a candidate for greatest living Englishman.

Paul S

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Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 21:26:30 -0000
From: "Paul" <paul@piglobal.com>
Subject: RE: The Police world tour... An oops!
Message-ID: <51C8A2E4C8C1D948BC9BCAB79EA4AD8D019CB5E3@pimail-ii.pi-design.com>

In an amendment to my earlier email... After "Senses.. " Bob Harris said
that Andy was a "National Treasure" and not a candidate for "greatest
living Englishman" (and it was at about 1 in the morning so forgive
me!).

Bless the BBC's "Listen again" feature!

Paul S

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Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 15:53:20 -0800 (PST)
From: Mark Burnell <yondermeister@yahoo.com>
Subject: obscure Andy and Dave tracks
Message-ID: <20070213235320.15738.qmail@web53610.mail.yahoo.com>

so i randomly came across this thanks to someone from another music
list (the Fairport Convention fan list).

there's an NYC musician called Mitch Friedman who does essentially
does music for kids. It's catchy as hell and much better than it
sounds. Andy and Dave play on both the Purple Burt and the Fred
albums. and Fred even has a track co written by Andy (called I Wish
I Was a Kid Again).

links and stuff at www.purpleburt.com

Mark B in NYC

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Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 16:52:39 +0100
From: don device <dondevice@noos.fr>
Subject: Apples on Andy
Message-ID: <A489F18D-B1E9-439D-9FA5-843093DF3293@noos.fr>

CHalkers,

More insight on Andy from his collaborator in Apples in Stereo...

INteresting that AVClub has published on XTC 3 weeks running!

Anyways, the money quotes:

RS: What's interesting is, as a music listener, I don't like brainy
music as much as I like gut music. I'd take The Velvet Underground
over XTC any day. I love XTC, but I love that the Velvets aren't as
composed or constructed. What I value more than artfulness is this
purity of emotion and soul and humanity. I've always tried to reach
for both of them.

AVC: Speaking of XTC, whatever happened to your collaboration with
Andy Partridge? Why didn't any of that stuff end up on his new demos
box set?

RS: We never actually finished recording anything together. At the
time, it was frustrating, but the experience with Andy was
incredible. He's one of the most creative, affable, clever, funny,
youthful people I've ever met. We would basically write songs over
the phone together once or twice a week, and we got together one time
in Swindon, where he lives in England, to start recording in his
studio. But here's something that was irritating and possibly
illuminating about the whole situation: I was supposed to be at his
house at 11:00 a.m., but I got lost in traffic, and I didn't wind up
getting there till 2:00 p.m. We had an amazing daywe stayed up till
3 a.m., just playing records and guitar, having a great time. We were
really hitting it off, and I left feeling exhilarated. The next day,
my manager told me, "Andy called me and said, 'Robert was late.'"
That's all he said about this beautiful day we had. I understand
that's very frustrating to Andy. He's very organized. I hope this
doesn't sound bitter, because I'm not bitter. It could have just been
Andy's manager trying to protect him from this irresponsible punk kid.

Anyway, when we were in England touring on Velocity Of Sound, I was
going to go to Andy's on my own time and record with him for a week.
But his manager said, "There'll be no more work on this project until
you get the demos done." He kept insisting on me doing demos, but in
general, I'm philosophically opposed to doing them. My whole point
was, "I'm going to be in England. Let's do the demos together." I'm
sure Andy was a little miffed, and his manager blew it out of
proportion. From my end, we're still on good terms, but from Andy's
end, we're probably not. [Laughs.] But we did write 30 songs together
that were pretty strong. He's the most amazing guy in the world.

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