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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 14, Number 21

                  Saturday, 28 June 2008

Topics:

                        Pizza Stop
                        longevity
           Re: Boys are Back in Town (Swindon)?
         Our Favorite Recordings Could Be Choking
                re: boys are back in town
                      Marmalade Army
                          Re: ZZ
      Andy Partridge interview, "Bay TV", March 1999
    "Scarecrow People" is the MySpace song of the week
                       XTC in Print
                   Train Running Lower
                    XTC near-sighting

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Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 12:17:29 -0700 (PDT)
From: Michael Versaci <michael_versaci@yahoo.com>
Subject: Pizza Stop
Message-ID: <473061.78872.qm@web30901.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

Folxtc,

An independent Internet content provider said:

>Anyone who says "I hate ZZ Top," with or without the obscene adverb,
hasn't listened to "Waitin' For The Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago"
recently.<

Well, I don't know about "anyone" but certainly that describes me.

> just blue men playing the whites, and
nearly on a par with the Messrs. Allman, Betts, Cropper, Dunn,
Clapton, and Mayall.<

On a side note, while I really can't even come close to agreeing with
the previous statement, Derek Trucks' name should have been included
on that list.

Anyone remember Air Supply?  Oddly enough they haven't been mentioned
in these parts for quite some time.

And where the hell is Dom? Probably at an Opeth concert or writing a
song about T-Bone I guess...

- Mike

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Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 12:06:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: Benjamin Lukoff <blukoff@alvord.com>
Subject: longevity
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0806131205070.4226-100000@vaal.killerlink.net>

> From: "Darryl Bullock" <dwbullock@blueyonder.co.uk>
> In Digest #14-19, Christopher Coolidge wrote "Like them or not, ZZ Top is
> the one band who's been together longest with the original lineup without
> breaking up or changing personnel at any time."
> Sorry Chris, but the Four Tops, who originally formed as the Four Aims, had
> the same four man line up from 1954 through to 1997, when founding member
> Lawrence Peyton sadly died. That's 43 years - half a decade more than
> Messers Hill, Gibbons and Beard have managed to date!

Perhaps Christopher gives it to ZZ Top because they're *still together* in
the original lineup, whereas, as you say, the original Four Tops are no
more?

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Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 14:13:56 -0700 (PDT)
From: Steve <ste7phen@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Boys are Back in Town (Swindon)?
Message-ID: <748778.95365.qm@web53302.mail.re2.yahoo.com>

Don Device wrote:

>Am I the only one that checked this out? First of all, it's a little
>weird, with unaswered snippets of questions which make me think the
>page wasn't totally up when I saw it, or when JP posted... That said,
>this intriguing (!!!) snippet was within:

> Getting back together?
>2nd May 2008, Andy Partridge announced during a short interview with
>Mojo, that XTC will be back together before the end of the year ...

>ANYONE? ANY NEWS OF THIS????

On that site, which is an xtc fan must read, the boldface titles are
hyperlinks to the full answers. It appears that Andy does indeed
answer every question. How ripe is that? The following is a copy and
pasted reply to your similar question about "getting back together" in
this non-snippet:

A. Well me old Kev, somebody has got some crossed wires going
for sure and what a mistake to read anything on Thickipedia. NO,we wont
be getting back together again for any purpose in any forseeable future
as long as I've still got a hole in my arse.
advertisement

How do these rumours start? I suppose it's from the same source
that gave the world snippets like "Andy wears armour and has a
collection of more than 50 bycycles" (which journalists have actually
asked me about in all seriousness). - AP

Another Steve

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Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 22:11:18 -0400
From: Kevin wollenweber <dancingweed@optonline.net>
Subject: Our Favorite Recordings Could Be Choking
Message-ID: <0K2F009LWKQXQLA0@mta5.srv.hcvlny.cv.net>

Folks:

For anyone in the know, I had become concerned, upon reading about the fire
that broke out at Universal Studios, that among the casualties might have
been some master recordings of our favorite bands; I mean, are we now left
with only the John Astley "masters" to the Who catalog?  That would
certainly be a real shame.  Such negligence shows how fragile all the
musical history really is, and this sort of thing could take place at any
record company or entertainment conglomerate.  So I think that there is a
lot more to worry about now than what format we listen to our favorite music
on.

Kevin

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Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 11:03:39 +0100 (BST)
From: STEPHEN JACKSON <planet_skaro@btinternet.com>
Subject: re: boys are back in town
Message-ID: <953591.11706.qm@web86411.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>

  Don wrote:

  >>Am I the only one that checked this out? First of all, it's a little
weird, with unaswered snippets of questions which make me think the
page wasn't totally up when I saw it, or when JP posted... That said,
this intriguing (!!!) snippet was within:

>>  Getting back together?
2nd May 2008, Andy Partridge announced during a short interview with
Mojo, that XTC will be back together before the end of the year ...

Sadly, if you click on the link for this article Andy confirms that
"NO,we wont be getting back together again for any purpose in any
forseeable future as long as I've still got a hole in my arse"

On a unrelated note here's a clip of Terry Chambers playing with
Dragon to cheer you up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM7RcgZ1pLE

Steve

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Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 14:28:25 -0700 (PDT)
From: Randy Hoffman <hoffmage@yahoo.com>
Subject: Marmalade Army
Message-ID: <824907.16208.qm@web62015.mail.re1.yahoo.com>

I always love it when someone finds a new band that is similar to a
band I like and I can check them out to see if I like them too, so on
that musical note, I just discovered a band called Marmalade Army.
I'm not only a fan of XTC but also of 10cc, and Marmalade Army sounds
to my ear like Graham Gouldman of 10cc singing new XTC songs, with a
bit of 10cc-ish parts thrown in. I previewed their tracks on Not Lame,
Amazon, and iTunes and liked what I heard. If anyone else has checked
them out, please give your opinion!

- Randy

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Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 08:05:38 -0400
From: Christopher Coolidge <cauldron@together.net>
Subject: Re: ZZ
Message-ID: <337A6788-4293-4665-94C8-82E8156A337A@together.net>

Darryl W. Bullock wrote:

> In Digest #14-19, Christopher Coolidge wrote "Like them or not, ZZ
> Top is the one band who's been together longest with the original
> lineup without breaking up or changing personnel at any time."
>
> Sorry Chris, but the Four Tops, who originally formed as the Four
> Aims, had the same four man line up from 1954 through to 1997, when
> founding member Lawrence Peyton sadly died. That's 43 years - half a
> decade more than Messers Hill, Gibbons and Beard have managed to
> date!
>
> And I'll bet there's another one out there somewhere too...

But they're not together NOW, are they? A pretty good run, but we're
talking currently running streak. Still, if we're talking longevity
with the same lineup, even with the streak broken it's a hard one to
beat. Also Levi Stubbs isn't performing with them anymore due to
health problems, but that came up after Peyton died. If you think of
anyone else let me know, it's practically impossible to keep the same
lineup of a band together for more than a year or two, let alone the
better part of a lifetime. It's amazing enough that The Rolling
Stones have lost only two original members over the years, you can
thank the calming influence of Charlie Watts for that one.

My Internet Radio Station, Guerilla Music
http://www.live365.com/stations/336124

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Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 08:31:20 -0700
From: "Ed Daranciang" <eddaranciang@gmail.com>
Subject: Andy Partridge interview, "Bay TV", March 1999
Message-ID: <20515d020806150831q6aff9036sd945e42c3d11a40f@mail.gmail.com>

I just posted an Andy Partridge interview from March 3rd, 1999, onto
YouTube. He was visiting "Bay TV" (a SF Bay Area TV show), to promote
XTC's "Apple Venus" CD release.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmEpSvRd5qU

Ed in SF

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Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 18:26:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Bernhardt <beat_town@yahoo.com>
Subject: "Scarecrow People" is the MySpace song of the week
Message-ID: <84324.13538.qm@web32006.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

Hi:

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

If you want to know which Prince song Andy thinks this song has a
connection to, or how the recording of this song featured a vocal
"first" that he wasn't particularly proud of, check out the XTCfans
blog site at http://blog.myspace.com/xtcfans.

For if we don't start learning well
We're all gonna wind up scarecrow people, too.

-Todd

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Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 23:17:57 +0100
From: John <basher132@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: XTC in Print
Message-ID: <2008616231757.596290@john-75fd889929>

XTC/partridge have cropped up in books that have crossed my path recently.
First, they have gained a  place in the Power pop top 200 as chosen by John
Borak in the not lame book Shake Some Action

http://www.notlame.com/PBPOWERPOPBOOK.html

The album chosen was Upsy Daisy, which the author acknowledges is a
bit of a cop out, but still... Also, there is a 2 page piece by Mike
Simmonds of The Sparkejets UK, highlighting his favourite tracks; plus
various pop luminaries pick out their faves, and those that pick an
XTC album, mainly pick out Skylarking. I'd have had Black Sea as more
power poppy, but there you go.

Secondly, the Will Hodgkinson book "Song Man" is the second in his
middle age quest to become vaguely competent at "pop", the first
volume concentrating on badgering pop/rock stars to teach him guitar,
whilst song man highlights his efforts to write a song. This proceeds
in the same way as the previous book, ie hassling pop stars for
songwriting tips, including a trip to Swindon to interview Andy
Partridge.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0747584958

Cheers,
	John

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Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 18:59:23 -0500
From: Tom Keekley <lasirrah@gmail.com>
Subject: Train Running Lower
Message-ID: <8E33A5D0-08CF-45F8-A41E-5BA59A8E2F2F@gmail.com>

I have been a lurker for years, having been active way back in the
day. The post about a possible resuscitation of the band really had a
few quick beats going.

Needless to say, I tossed on a couple of the classics to cheer me up.

I appreciate those of you who post with new (or old) bands and
recomendations. Rarely am I dissapointed and it always leads somewhere
interesting.

Mine? Try Vampire Weekend.

Cheers. Long live Chalkhills,

Alex H.

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Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 14:49:59 +0200
From: Don McPhee <donmcphee@noos.fr>
Subject: XTC near-sighting
Message-ID: <2D3E2F0C-205A-4966-8012-5BA6F43F56DC@noos.fr>

Chalk-all,

Here's a link to a cute short film... One of the 'creatives' comes
from Swindon, and the description of Swindon creativity struck me as
rather apt:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgYwTELj-fs

Best,

d2

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