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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 14, Number 22

                   Sunday, 6 July 2008


                      New Wave Nigel
                      The Universal
             Learning To Live With Air Supply
                    Re: Marmelade Army
   "Travels in Nihilon" is the MySpace song of the week
                   Another Coincidence
       Cherry-in-your-tree-picking the best Warbles


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Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 19:26:15 +0000
From: Tom Lawrence <>
Subject: Uncyclopedia
Message-ID: <BAY120-W341BDF67874C10DC9AEF3DBEA10@phx.gbl>

I came across this today


 I thought it was pretty amusing

                                           Tom Lawrence


Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 11:28:18 -0400
From: "Ben Gott" <>
Subject: New Wave Nigel
Message-ID: <>

Seen this?  Maybe XTC should join Devo in the lawsuit!


Benjamin Gott
Department of English
Dean of the Class of '14


Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 12:58:48 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tyler Hewitt <>
Subject: Cork?
Message-ID: <>

RE: "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"

Any Chalkhillians want to chip in to buy Andy a king-sized cork?

My blog:


Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 14:36:20 -0700
From: "Benjamin Lukoff" <>
Subject: The Universal
Message-ID: <>

From: Kevin wollenweber <>

> 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.

As Universal Studios and Universal Music are no longer part of the same
family (Studios is owned by GE, Music by Vivendi) I assume any of UMusic's
masters had long since been removed from Universal Studios' property.

Also, I assume the originals are still in the U.K.

It does make you wonder, though. I hope the Beatles' masters, for example,
are in very secure climate-controlled fireproof storage, and not simply
sitting on shelves at Abbey Road!


Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 00:52:17 -0400
From: Christopher Coolidge <>
Subject: Learning To Live With Air Supply
Message-ID: <>

Mike wrote:

> 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...

I'm married to the world's number 1 Air Supply fan, but I have no
reason to mention them unless they do an XTC cover. Stranger things
have happened, they've already covered Bruce Springsteen. Then again,
Barry Manilow covered an Ian Hunter song.

My Internet Radio Station, Guerilla Music


Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 05:52:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Mark &amp; Barb Kirk" <>
Subject: Re: Marmelade Army
Message-ID: <>

When the XTC Forum crashed in early May I went to Chalkhills to see what was
up... while there I clicked the 'Chalkhills Recommends' link for Marmalade
Army. Liked what I read, loved what I heard and ordered it on the spot.
I've had the album for a month and a half and it shows no signs of gathering
dust - a keeper for sure. The word 'Beatlesque' is overused I find (more
than often without warrant), but 'Johnny Cake and Moonpies' earns it's
And then some.


Randy Hoffman <> wrote:
>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!


Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 18:18:26 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: "Travels in Nihilon" is the MySpace song of the week
Message-ID: <>


Over at the XTCfans MySpace site (, the
song of the week is "Travels in Nihilon."

If you want to know how Andy originally demo'd the song, or how it's
related to "Shake You Donkey Up," check out the XTCfans blog site at

There's no youth culture
Only masks they let you rent...



Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 21:04:50 +0000
From: <>
Subject: Another Coincidence
Message-ID: <BAY128-W526666A2E100BFEE162DFBD09F0@phx.gbl>

I love this list.

So, I've got a new record player, and am struck by the weird irony that all
the albums I could have bought cheaper on vinyl at the time, but paid almost
double the price for to get on CD, are now going to cost me more than the
price of the current CD to buy again on vinyl.

Anyway, i was digging through my vinyl singles and found 'Sunburn' by Graham
Gouldman.  I have no memory of buying it, (and since I would have been seven
at the time I doubt that I did), but since I didn't recognise the name I
thought I'd give it a listen.

(BTW, can anyone identify the upper keyboard for me?)

It basically sounds like 'Armed Forces'-era Costello with all the bitterness
and bile removed.  It's not a great song by any stretch of the imagination,
but it seemed dumb fun - hooky and obviously 'summer' enough that it made me
wonder why the guy never had a follow up hit - unless the Tim Curry
Franknfurter hair scared off the teeny set.

Yay list!  10CC hey?  You always fill in the blanks for me - though I must
admit i'm learning more about ZZ Top than I care to know, based on what
little i've heard of their boring, unimaginative, oh-so-ordinary music.  Is
this a list for XTC or a biker bar?


Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 21:41:58 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ryan Anthony <>
Subject: Cherry-in-your-tree-picking the best Warbles
Message-ID: <>

For those of you who never bought Andy Partridge's *Fuzzy Warbles*
series: The eight numbered albums are available at an mp3 subscription
service called eMusic.

You can't get the snarky booklets, the stamps, the big box with the
rocket art, or the *Hinges* disc at eMusic, but if you're not a
completist and the music of discs nos. 1-8 will suffice you, this
might be the way to go -- especially if you want the option of
cherry-in-your-tree-picking only the best songs (e.g., "Ship Trapped
In The Ice") and avoiding Andy's masturbatory audio excesses.

(I bought the box, and I paid full freight at Ape instead of scoring a
bargain at Amazon, so I'm entitled to say that.)

Make sure to download "Song For Wes Long." Andy needs to know we
appreciate him dedicating music to Chalkhillians and that the rest of
us want songs, too. Granted, Relph is next in line, then come
Sherwood, DiGregorio, Coolidge, Dunks, Versaci, and the rest of our
heavy hitters, so you and I will have to wait until sometime in the
22nd century, but let's at least get the ball rolling.

Ryan Anthony
An independent Internet content provider


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